The BEST Episodes of Bless This Mess

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Newlyweds Rio and Mike make the decision to change the course of their life together and move from the relentless pace of big city New York to what they think will be a more relaxed existence in rural Nebraska. After dropping everything, including their jobs and an overbearing mother-in-law, to make the move from skyscrapers to farmhouses, they soon realize that the simpler life isn't as easy as they had planned.

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Goose Glazing Time

#1 - Goose Glazing Time

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2019

Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone as a married couple, but a wrench is thrown into their romanticized holiday plans as they are interrupted by crisis after crisis; Kay invites Beau home for Christmas.

star 7.52
141 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Chelsea Devantez
Tornado Season (2)

#2 - Tornado Season (2)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 5, 2020

When a tornado touches down in Bucksnort, everyone’s concerns about their current situations are heightened; Mike and Beau are still at odds about their egg businesses. A mix-up with pregnancy tests leads to confusion.

star 7.52
106 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Barbie Adler

#3 - 459

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2019

Mike and Rio host the town’s Huskers kickoff party, but no one in Bucksnort believes they can pull it off. Rio loses Portia, the pig that’s been selected for the lucky pig race. Beau and Kay frantically try to hide the fact that they’ve split up.

star 7.51
172 votes
Directors: Lake Bell
Writers: Dominic Dierkes
The Table

#4 - The Table

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 14, 2020

Mike’s family comes to Bucksnort to surprise him for his birthday; a shocking family secret involving Rudy is unveiled. Constance and Clara attempt to help Brandon find a girlfriend via online dating apps.

star 7.50
113 votes
Directors: Bill Purple
Writers: Dominic Dierkes
The Chicken and the Goat

#5 - The Chicken and the Goat

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 23, 2019

After weeks of researching soil revitalization and coming up with a wonderful plan to make their farm successful, Rio and Mike are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman’s potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead.

star 7.48
272 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Justin Nowell
Völsung and the Beef Boy

#6 - Völsung and the Beef Boy

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2020

When faced with choosing between meat judging (his dad Beau's preference) or playing music (his shared bond with Mike), Jacob realizes he must figure out what his passions are on his own. Meanwhile, Rio takes driving lessons from Kay, but their friendship hits a bump in the road when Kay learns that Rio has secretly been getting lessons from other townspeople.

star 7.45
126 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Craig Rowin
The Estonian Method

#7 - The Estonian Method

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 21, 2019

Mike and Rio enter the best hen competition at the county fair with their prized chicken to prove themselves to the community. Sparks fly between Rudy and Constance. Kay and Beau struggle with some marital issues.

star 7.45
199 votes
Directors: Josh Greenbaum
Writers: Dominic Dierkes
Tornado Season (1)

#8 - Tornado Season (1)

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 28, 2020

Mike jumps at a chance to earn a wealthy restaurateur’s business as her egg supplier. After Mike seeks Beau’s help with his pitch, Beau attempts to get the business for himself.

star 7.45
109 votes
Directors: Lennon Parham
Writers: Camille Patrao, Rob Ulin
The Visit

#9 - The Visit

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

Donna springs a last-minute trip to Nebraska on Mike and Rio, which she claims is to relax. Donna steps into competitive mode to get Mike and Rio to help in the harvest. Constance’s son is driving her crazy, so she pawns him off on Rudy.

star 7.44
138 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Craig Rowin
Bunker Down

#10 - Bunker Down

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 11, 2020

Rio is excited to plan the perfect farm wedding for her best friend Sierra, but when she arrives in Bucksnort, she shows a different side which could affect their friendship forever. Constance keeps her mind off of Rudy after their break.

star 7.44
125 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Sarah Mickelson
Bang for Your Buck

#11 - Bang for Your Buck

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

Mike decides to get back into journalism by reinvigorating the town newspaper, but ends up causing quite the stir when he discovers some town secrets and rivalries. A vindictive neighbor keeps Rio from playing the Maiden of Bucksnort.

star 7.43
159 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Alex J. Sherman, Alyssa Lane

#12 - After-Prom

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 7, 2020

Kay asks Mike and Rio to help chaperone Jacob's after-prom event at the community center. After realizing how controlling Kay has been of Jacob's life, Rio tries to encourage her to relinquish control, especially when it comes to his "bad girl" girlfriend Janine. At the same time, Mike recognizes that Beau is upset about Jacob going to college, and he tries to get Beau drunk at the after-prom in order to get him to talk about his feelings.

star 7.43
117 votes
Directors: Erin O'Malley
Writers: Morgan Lehmann
Pastor Paul

#13 - Pastor Paul

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 17, 2020

When the new pastor in town starts giving out free advice to the townspeople, Rio feels like her therapy practice is in jeopardy; Mike falls in love with a used truck and purchases it without telling Rio.

star 7.42
119 votes
Directors: Anya Adams
Writers: Rob Rosell
The Grisham Gals

#14 - The Grisham Gals

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

Rio tries to help Kay get over jealousy of her sister Stacey. Rio learns that Mike and Stacey used to date. Rudy and Constance want to take their relationship to the next level.

star 7.38
132 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Ashley Nicole Black
Scare Night

#15 - Scare Night

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Mike and Rio first met on Halloween years ago, so now Mike loves to commemorate the holiday by scaring the wits out of Rio all night. Unbeknownst to Mike, Rio actually hates the scares but is afraid to tell Mike. When Rio turns the tables on Mike and tries to scare him into ending Scare Night, Mike gets bitten by a bat and the night escalates from there.

star 7.36
148 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Justin Nowell
Six Out of Six

#16 - Six Out of Six

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

Mike and Rio get a taste of the parenting life when they are forced to take care of Portia’s six piglets. Kay and Beau may have found common ground during the annual euchre tournament party.

star 7.36
127 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Nathan Chetty
Phase Two

#17 - Phase Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

Mike and Rio attempt to reignite their love life, after getting pressure about it from Beau. Constance and Rudy grapple with how to unveil their relationship to Constance’s son.

star 7.36
166 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Rob Rosell
The Letter of the Law

#18 - The Letter of the Law

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 28, 2020

Rio is bummed she can’t afford to go to Iceland for her best friend’s wedding, so the nuptials are moved and brought to the farm. Rio is forced to take on Deb’s mail route after she quits. Mike and Jacob help Rudy get over Constance.

star 7.36
122 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Justin Nowell
Bad Seed

#19 - Bad Seed

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

Mike and Rio must decide what seed to start growing on their farm; Rio tries to get Beau and Kay’s relationship to set sail; Jacob shadows Constance for a school project, making Rudy a nervous wreck while they discuss catching criminals.

star 7.34
128 votes
Directors: Lennon Parham
Writers: Morgan Lehmann
Calm Down

#20 - Calm Down

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 18, 2020

Rio comes up with a plan when Sierra confesses something big on her wedding day, while Mike and Rudy devise a plan to make money from the New Yorkers who are coming in for the wedding. Meanwhile, Beau and Kay fall back into their old arguments and soon find themselves at a crossroads.

star 7.34
132 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Alex J. Sherman, Alyssa Lane

#21 - Knuckles

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 24, 2020

While cleaning out the basement, Rio jokes about Mike's lack of follow-through when it comes to his hobbies and various projects. Hurt by this comment, Mike sets out to prove Rio wrong. Meanwhile, Constance struggles to end her romantic endeavors with Pastor Paul who has become quite clingy.

star 7.34
115 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Nathan Chetty

#22 - Predators

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 7, 2019

Rio has trouble adjusting to social and cultural differences between New York and Nebraska, resulting in a few awkward encounters. Through their wild chase to catch an unwanted predator that is after their chickens, Mike and Rio soon convince Rudy and Beau to step out of their comfort zones by getting them to express their feelings.

star 7.30
207 votes
Directors: Craig Rowin
Writers: Anya Adams
In Hot Water

#23 - In Hot Water

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 14, 2019

Rio and Mike come up with ways to make money to afford a new water heater. Mike decides to sell their chickens’ eggs at the local farmers market. Rio tries to find new clients for therapy.

star 7.30
202 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Chelsea Devantez

#24 - Omaha

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2019

The ladies head to Omaha for their annual exams, but the trip quickly goes off the rails. Kay is jealous of Beau’s new dating profile. Mike, Rudy and Beau bond when an accident leaves them stranded in a tree.

star 7.25
159 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Chelsea Devantez
The Return of Short Shorts

#25 - The Return of Short Shorts

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 2019

Mike attempts to fit in with the Coffee Boys in order to get rid of his old nickname, “Short Shorts,” by trying to prove to them that he’s a “true farmer.” Meanwhile, Rio finally gets Constance to open up to her, and she discovers that Constance has a liking for Rudy.

star 7.20
237 votes
Directors: Robert Cohen
Writers: Alex J. Sherman, Alyssa Lane