The BEST Episodes of Better Things

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Network: FX

An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.

Graduation

#1 - Graduation

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 2017

Sam and fam are tilted in the Season 2 finale.

star 8.28
453 votes
Eulogy

#2 - Eulogy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 19, 2017

Sam demands satisfaction.

star 8.27
555 votes
White Rock

#3 - White Rock

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 2017

Sam and the girls go on a trip.

star 7.99
466 votes
Blackout

#4 - Blackout

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 2017

Sam does hard things.

star 7.84
521 votes
High Man. Bye Man.

#5 - High Man. Bye Man.

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 9, 2020

Sam goes to the weed store and visits her brother and Frankie and Sam eat ice cream.

star 7.84
163 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Joe Hortua, Pamela Adlon
Scary Fun

#6 - Scary Fun

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 2016

Sam makes a point.

star 7.76
861 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Future Fever

#7 - Future Fever

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2016

Sam has snack and Max thinks about things.

star 7.76
971 votes
Directors: Lance Bangs
Writers: Cindy Chupack, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Only Women Bleed

#8 - Only Women Bleed

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 10, 2016

Sam has a tough day.

star 7.76
833 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
New Orleans

#9 - New Orleans

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 2, 2020

Sam goes to a wedding.

star 7.76
180 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Joe Hortua
September

#10 - September

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 2017

Sam has people over.

star 7.75
692 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Rising

#11 - Rising

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 2017

Sam clears her head.

star 7.73
626 votes
Shake the Cocktail

#12 - Shake the Cocktail

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 16, 2019

Sam searches and takes a breath.

star 7.72
226 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers:
Phil

#13 - Phil

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 2017

Sam is forced to look at some stuff.

star 7.71
536 votes
Batceañera

#14 - Batceañera

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 23, 2020

Sam throws Frankie a Batceñera.

star 7.70
166 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Ira Parker, Joe Hortua
Sick

#15 - Sick

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

Sam is sick.

star 7.70
564 votes
Arnold Hall

#16 - Arnold Hall

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 2, 2017

Sam gets confronted.

star 7.67
478 votes
She's Fifty

#17 - She's Fifty

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 5, 2020

Sam embraces her state of being.

star 7.67
201 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Ira Parker, Pamela Adlon
Brown

#18 - Brown

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 2016

Sam brings home a colleague for dinner.

star 7.66
1,173 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Louis C.K.
Robin

#19 - Robin

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

Sam gets a new friend.

star 7.66
622 votes
Duke's Chorus

#20 - Duke's Chorus

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2016

Sam and fam go- to-meeting.

star 7.64
883 votes
Directors: Lance Bangs
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Woman Is the Something of the Something

#21 - Woman Is the Something of the Something

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2016

Sam gets really looked at.

star 7.64
1,048 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Listen to the Roosters

#22 - Listen to the Roosters

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 30, 2020

Sam and her girls live in the City of Angels.

star 7.61
161 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Pamela Adlon
What Is Jeopardy?

#23 - What Is Jeopardy?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

Sam and fam get caught up in some gnar.

star 7.57
250 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers:
DNA

#24 - DNA

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 19, 2020

Sam gives Phil a DNA test, catches something and releases on Max.

star 7.57
183 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Ira Parker
No Limit

#25 - No Limit

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 28, 2019

Sam unleashes.

star 7.54
245 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Joe Hortua