Born This Way

The BEST episodes of Born This Way

Every episode of Born This Way ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Born This Way!

Born This Way follows a group of young adults with Down syndrome as they pursue their dreams and explore their friendships, romantic relationships, and work.

Last Updated: 10/16/2022Network:A&E
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A Very Born This Way Christmas
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10.00
4 votes

#1 - A Very Born This Way Christmas

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/18/2019

The critically-acclaimed, Emmy® winning docuseries will bring the gang back together for a one-hour series finale special celebrating the spirit of the holiday season. The cast gathers to reflect on their personal growth across the four seasons of the show and discuss its impact on the way society views people with disabilities. From finding jobs to navigating relationships and break ups to exerting their own independence, the cast will rejoice in the journey they have been on together and thank fans for all of their support along the way.

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Home Alone
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8.53
15 votes

#2 - Home Alone

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/22/2018

Megan and Rachel make the big move into their new place, which presents its fair share of trials and tribulations; Hiromi and Stephen seek out guidance on whether or not they can move back to Japan and leave Elena in the US; Angel and Cristina hit a bump in the road over a misunderstanding about Cristina wanting to date other people; the group boogies down at Drag Queen Disco Bingo, where they meet Elena's new beau.

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One Small Step
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8.44
18 votes

#3 - One Small Step

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/29/2018

Megan and Rachel adjust to living independently while Kris and Laurie struggle to let go; Amy looks to Kris and Laurie for guidance as the Kellers start to teach Rocco independence; Sean finds comfort in his relationship with Caley, all the while, he and Sandra have conflicting ideas on how to run his t-shirt business, "Seanese."

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Our Best Friend's Wedding
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8.41
22 votes

#4 - Our Best Friend's Wedding

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/5/2018

Cristina and Angel's wedding date approaches; a nervous Cristina reaffirms her commitment to Angel by surprising him with a gift; and Angel prepares to move in with Cristina as their big day arrives.

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Pursuit of Happiness
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8.26
23 votes

#5 - Pursuit of Happiness

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/15/2018

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Don't Limit Kitty
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8.25
16 votes

#6 - Don't Limit Kitty

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/22/2018

Cristina and Angel meet with their wedding planner and learn the art of compromise; Rachel celebrates her birthday in Vegas surrounded by friends and family; Megan searches for an additional source of income to further her goal of financial independence and grow her "Megpire."

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Red Carpet Wars II
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8.24
49 votes

#7 - Red Carpet Wars II

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/18/2017

The Red Carpet Ball begins, but Steven shows up with "Glee" star Lauren Potter.

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Til Death Do Us Part
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8.24
21 votes

#8 - Til Death Do Us Part

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/15/2018

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Unlimited!
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8.20
5 votes

#9 - Unlimited!

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/4/2016

Megan learns the hard way that taking care of a baby is not anything like she imagined it would be. Rachel finds romance on the road to fitness. Steven finally faces up to his feelings about Megan.

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The Times They Are a Changin'
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8.11
73 votes

#10 - The Times They Are a Changin'

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/16/2017

Megan's romance with Brendan is jeopardized by a mutual attraction with Steven. Cristina tries living on her own after completing her independent living classes.

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Joyride
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8.10
21 votes

#11 - Joyride

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/29/2018

With the help of some cute fireman and a self-defense class, Rachel and Megan learn to stay safe while living alone. They celebrate their independence with a no drama party. John and Steven get behind the wheel at last.

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New Man in Town
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8.09
68 votes

#12 - New Man in Town

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/23/2017

Rachel tries to pursue acting; Megan and Steven plan a second date, but it goes awry after it turns into a group activity; Sean battles with a tough decision that could impact his future; and a new person arrives.

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Up Syndrome
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8.06
99 votes

#13 - Up Syndrome

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/8/2015

Seven young adults with Down syndrome meet at a local recreation center and realize they have more in common than expected.

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It's Complicated
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8.02
52 votes

#14 - It's Complicated

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/27/2017

The group visit a dude ranch hoping for a getaway, but things don't go as planned. Also: Elena finishes barista training and Angel starts getting cold feet about marriage.

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The Blindside
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8.02
55 votes

#15 - The Blindside

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/6/2017

Rachel gets an audition for a film; John discovers a new side to his father; and a shocking event drastically changes the group dynamic.

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What's Normal?
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8.01
69 votes

#16 - What's Normal?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/15/2015

Concerns are raised about Elena's behavior after she has an altercation with Rachel; Angel wants to take his relationship with girlfriend Cristina to the next level; Sean's parents realize their son is ready to become more independent.

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Rough Waters
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7.90
41 votes

#17 - Rough Waters

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/13/2016

Rachel and her friends go white-water rafting during a camping trip to Kern River; Angel plans a romantic surprise for Cristina's return; Megan and Steven realize that they share many things in common.

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Don't Limit Me
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7.90
41 votes

#18 - Don't Limit Me

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/12/2016

Elena has trouble accepting herself despite Megan's assurances. Angel plans a special expression of his love for Cristina. Megan bids farewell to her new friends as the summer comes to a close.

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Oh Baby!
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7.89
44 votes

#19 - Oh Baby!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/27/2016

Megan learns that taking care of a baby is harder than she imagined. Rachel finds romance on the road to fitness. Steven confronts his feelings about Megan.

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Dream Makers
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7.88
56 votes

#20 - Dream Makers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/22/2015

Rachel prepares for a first date with a crush from drama class; Megan shares her desire to have a baby; aspiring rap artist John heads into the studio to record his debut track.

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The Love Boat
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7.86
57 votes

#21 - The Love Boat

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/16/2017

The group overcome fears while on an adventure. Steven and Megan go on a date.

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What Love Means
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7.85
48 votes

#22 - What Love Means

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/20/2017

The group discuss love, relationships and sexuality, but Cristina struggles to do so with Mariano and Bea.

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Bachelor Pad
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7.83
54 votes

#23 - Bachelor Pad

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/23/2016

The fathers plan for Stepven and Sean to become roommates; John performs a new song he hasn't quite mastered at a fundraiser; Megan travels to Los Angeles for a job interview.

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Homecoming
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7.80
45 votes

#24 - Homecoming

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/11/2017

Hiromi tries to convince Elena to stay; Cristina moves into an apartment of her own; and Megan decides if she wants to be single or in a relationship with Sean.

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Fears and Gears
star
7.73
49 votes

#25 - Fears and Gears

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/2016

A special invitation from singer Adam Lambert inspires Rachel to face her fears. Kris wonders if Megan is ready to be independent. Steven attempts to learn how to ride a bike.

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