The Best Episodes of Back in the Game

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2018

Terry Gannon Jr. was an All Star Softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr. aka "The Cannon". The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut as a single father or professional baseball player. As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her youth, Tommy wants to play Little League. His stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesn't even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the baseball field and his grandfather’s living room. When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the team, Danny’s disappointment forces Terry to face her past. So when a wealthy neighbor volunteers to finance a team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits.

Night Games

#1 - Night Games

Season 1 - Episode 6

After spending every past Halloween with his mom, Danny decides to make his own plans by rallying The Angles for a night of trick-or-treating. But when the team fears that David and his friends will be out to get them, Danny devises a plan to outsmart the bullies. Meanwhile, Lulu teaches Terry how to celebrate Halloween as an adult, and The Cannon gets competitive during a visit to the cemetery on a special Halloween episode.

star 8.07
100 votes
Writers: Scott Boden Hodges
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Massive Election

#2 - Massive Election

Season 1 - Episode 9

Terry plays politics when she challenges Dick for the position of League President. Meanwhile, The Cannon takes Danny out to the golf course to teach him a lesson in the importance of being a leader.

star 7.94
87 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen
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Sports Therapy

#3 - Sports Therapy

Season 1 - Episode 12

Danny is excited to team up with Vanessa for a school project, but when Vanessa’s mom overhears The Cannon’s expletive-laden rant, she tells her daughter to request a new partner.

star 7.92
37 votes
Writers: Gregg Mettler
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She. Could. Go. All. The. Way!

#4 - She. Could. Go. All. The. Way!

Season 1 - Episode 5

Terry gets back into the dating scene, but her blossoming relationship with a new guy hits an unexpected speed bump after The Cannon and Dick team up to sabotage it. Meanwhile, the Cannon shows some tough love after he learns that Danny has been letting other kids cheat off his test.

star 7.85
100 votes
Directors: Joe Nussbaum
Writers: Eric Goldberg, Peter Tibbals
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I'll Slide Home for Christmas

#5 - I'll Slide Home for Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Terry tries to plan a special family Christmas, The Cannon opts to spend the holiday with his old war buddies, causing a major divide in the household. Meanwhile, Danny rallies the Angles to help him give his mom the best Christmas gift ever - The Angles first win.

star 7.83
84 votes
Directors: Lev Shapiro
Writers: Corinne Kingsbury
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Safety Squeeze

#6 - Safety Squeeze

Season 1 - Episode 7

After an incident at Angles practice, The Cannon and Dick are sent to safety and sensitivity training. Meanwhile, Terry takes special interest in Dudley when his parents forget to pick him up after practice. When Terry finds out his parents are getting a divorce, she's determined to make sure he isn't neglected.

star 7.82
91 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Kevin Garnett
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The Change Up

#7 - The Change Up

Season 1 - Episode 4

Feeling unlucky in love, Danny changes his persona after The Cannon tells him that girls are attracted to bad boys. Meanwhile, Terry, annoyed that Danny is channeling the Cannon’s behavior, decides to have a wild girl’s night out with Lulu.

star 7.77
116 votes
Directors: Eyal Gordin
Writers: Joe Lawson
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Pilot

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

When a team of misfit boys are rejected by the local Little League squad, former All star softball player Terry Gannon Jr. helps out the team, including her son. However, she will need help from her father, Terry Sr., who she has to live with after years apart.

star 7.77
175 votes
Writers: Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen
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Stay in or Bail Out

#9 - Stay in or Bail Out

Season 1 - Episode 2

Terry looks for a job so she can move out of her father's house. Meanwhile, the Cannon tries to cure the Angles of their fear of getting hit by a pitched ball by taking them to a prison for some unconventional instruction from the warden; and a bedroom and bathroom in the Cannon's house go mysteriously unused.

star 7.75
141 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Warren Lieberstein
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No Crying in Baseball

#10 - No Crying in Baseball

Season 1 - Episode 8

When Danny is teased after being hit by a pitch, The Cannon trains the Angles like an elite Army platoon so that Danny can redeem himself when he takes on the Pirates in paintball. In the meantime, Terry and Lulu’s friendship is tested when they plan a birthday party together.

star 7.68
95 votes
Directors: Charles Minsky
Writers: Daisy Gardner
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Color Barrier

#11 - Color Barrier

Season 1 - Episode 11

After an incident at Angles practice, The Cannon and Dick are sent to safety and sensitivity training. Meanwhile, Terry takes special interest in Dudley when his parents forget to pick him up after practice. When Terry finds out his parents are getting a divorce, she's determined to make sure he isn't neglected.

star 7.58
40 votes
Directors: Lev Spiro
Writers: Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen
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Play Hard or Go Home

#12 - Play Hard or Go Home

Season 1 - Episode 3

Terry attempts to find the Cannon a girlfriend in hopes that he will start being nicer to her and the Angles, but it backfires big time. Meanwhile, Danny goes on a mission to tell Vanessa about his feelings for her.

star 7.55
124 votes
Directors: Eyal Gordin
Writers: Gregg Mettler
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Who's On First

#13 - Who's On First

Season 1 - Episode 13

Terry tries to help a love-struck Lulu catch the attention of Patrick, the new doctor in town... but it seems he has more in common with tomboy Terry than with girly Lulu.

star 7.53
30 votes
Directors: Charles Minsky
Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
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