The BEST Episodes of Better Things

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020

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
438 votes
Eulogy

#2 - Eulogy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 19, 2017

Sam demands satisfaction.

star 8.27
543 votes
White Rock

#3 - White Rock

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 2017

Sam and the girls go on a trip.

star 7.98
452 votes
High Man. Bye Man.

#4 - 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 7.91
127 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Joe Hortua, Pamela Adlon
New Orleans

#5 - New Orleans

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 2, 2020

Sam goes to a wedding.

star 7.91
141 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Joe Hortua
Blackout

#6 - Blackout

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 2017

Sam does hard things.

star 7.84
512 votes
She's Fifty

#7 - She's Fifty

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 5, 2020

Sam embraces her state of being.

star 7.78
162 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Ira Parker, Pamela Adlon
Batceañera

#8 - Batceañera

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 23, 2020

Sam throws Frankie a Batceñera.

star 7.77
130 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Ira Parker, Joe Hortua
Scary Fun

#9 - Scary Fun

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 2016

Sam makes a point.

star 7.77
847 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Future Fever

#10 - Future Fever

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2016

Sam has snack and Max thinks about things.

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

#11 - Only Women Bleed

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 10, 2016

Sam has a tough day.

star 7.76
820 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
September

#12 - September

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 2017

Sam has people over.

star 7.76
678 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Listen to the Roosters

#13 - Listen to the Roosters

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 30, 2020

Sam and her girls live in the City of Angels.

star 7.74
119 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Pamela Adlon
Shake the Cocktail

#14 - Shake the Cocktail

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 16, 2019

Sam searches and takes a breath.

star 7.73
205 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers:
Rising

#15 - Rising

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 2017

Sam clears her head.

star 7.73
611 votes
Phil

#16 - Phil

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 2017

Sam is forced to look at some stuff.

star 7.70
522 votes
Sick

#17 - Sick

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

Sam is sick.

star 7.70
552 votes
Arnold Hall

#18 - Arnold Hall

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 2, 2017

Sam gets confronted.

star 7.67
468 votes
Brown

#19 - Brown

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 2016

Sam brings home a colleague for dinner.

star 7.67
1,160 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Louis C.K.
Robin

#20 - Robin

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

Sam gets a new friend.

star 7.66
609 votes
Duke's Chorus

#21 - Duke's Chorus

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2016

Sam and fam go- to-meeting.

star 7.65
867 votes
Directors: Lance Bangs
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Woman Is the Something of the Something

#22 - Woman Is the Something of the Something

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2016

Sam gets really looked at.

star 7.64
1,034 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Carbonara

#23 - Carbonara

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 26, 2020

Sam takes Duke to ballet and Frankie to Pinkberry.

star 7.60
137 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Patricia Resnick
Steady Rain

#24 - Steady Rain

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 5, 2020

Sam picks up the girls from a trip.

star 7.59
176 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: Pamela Adlon
What Is Jeopardy?

#25 - What Is Jeopardy?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

Sam and fam get caught up in some gnar.

star 7.59
232 votes
Directors: Pamela Adlon
Writers: