The BEST Episodes of Breeders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2021

Network: FX

Paul and Ally juggle full-time careers, aging parents, a mortgage, upheavals in their relationship and the unenviable curveballs of parenting their young children, Luke and Ava — exploring the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.

No Cure (2)

#1 - No Cure (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 2020

Luke’s condition worsens and he is admitted to a specialist pediatric unit. As Paul, Ally and their parents desperately wait for news, stress and fear cause cracks to form within the family.

star 7.81
140 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Surrender

#2 - No Surrender

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 22, 2021

The kids are growing up fast – Ava is now 10 and Luke is about to turn 13. With their burgeoning independence comes the question of whether Paul and Ally’s parenting style still works. Clue: no

star 7.78
88 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Fear

#3 - No Fear

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 22, 2021

Luke’s anxiety is becoming a problem at home and school. Would a medical diagnosis make his life easier or harder? Ally faces further tension after her mother Leah is robbed.

star 7.73
77 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Faith

#4 - No Faith

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 2021

As a sudden death impacts the older generation of the Worsley family, Ava struggles to keep a profound secret from Paul, and Ally finds it equally difficult to hide her true feelings from Luke.

star 7.72
67 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Rebecca Callard
No Baby

#5 - No Baby

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 12, 2021

As Ally contemplates her pregnancy, a new piece of information blows her world apart. A worried Ava tries to help her mom while Luke regrets lying about his anxiety.

star 7.68
56 votes
No Connection

#6 - No Connection

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 29, 2021

Paul fears his culturally fragmented family have lost a vital connection. Gentrification impacts Jim and Jackie as the last of their old neighbours move out and more young professionals move in.

star 7.66
70 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Dad

#7 - No Dad

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 23, 2020

Paul and Ally are thrilled that Sprout the family gerbil has finally died, but explaining loss to Luke and Ava is more difficult than they thought as grief manifests itself in mysterious ways and throws the family off course.

star 7.65
170 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Cure (1)

#8 - No Cure (1)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 20, 2020

Family life is thrown off kilter as Ally spends her weekdays in Berlin and weekends in London. Paul, Luke and Ava try to muddle through without her, but the children aren’t sleeping again and it takes its toll on Paul.

star 7.62
143 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Exit

#9 - No Exit

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

It’s half term and Luke is responsible for taking Lenny the class bear on an adventure. Lenny has been to Italy, Peru and beyond, but Paul can’t even manage to get the family and the godforsaken bear out of the house to the local park.

star 7.53
140 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Honeymoon

#10 - No Honeymoon

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

Paul attempts to focus on his upcoming wedding but is constantly thwarted by his family; Ally is distracted by work, Luke is misbehaving at school and Leah doesn’t understand why they are even bothering to get married.

star 7.50
139 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Sleep

#11 - No Sleep

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 2, 2020

The children won’t sleep – Paul and Ally thought these nights were over. Paul spends the night fighting his own anger and his children’s inability to go the f**k to sleep.

star 7.49
309 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Choice

#12 - No Choice

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 2021

Ally is under huge pressure, but no one seems to want to listen to her; Jim and Jackie are excited about a possible move to the coast and, much to Paul's surprise, so is he.

star 7.48
50 votes
No Talking

#13 - No Talking

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 2020

In the wake of Michael’s death, the family stay with Darren at his country house, but Paul’s attempt to give Ally space by taking on kid duties and Darren’s fixation on work doesn’t help Ally find a chance to say goodbye.

star 7.43
162 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Accident

#14 - No Accident

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 9, 2020

Ally attempts to acclimatise to Michael's continued presence while Paul, suspected of intentionally hurting his mum, begins to question if his accident-prone son's frequent injuries might actually be his fault.

star 7.36
206 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Places

#15 - No Places

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 2, 2020

Luke’s parents evening and the surprise arrival of Ally’s estranged father cause Paul and Ally to examine their hopes and dreams for Luke and Ava and discover how far they are willing to go for the sake of their children.

star 7.34
230 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Lies

#16 - No Lies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 2020

Michael thrives in his new role as dad and granddad, but Paul and Ally can't adapt to his presence as easily as the children can; Luke's hunt for proof that Santa doesn't exist puts Paul's claim that he never lies to the test.

star 7.25
183 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
No Excuses

#17 - No Excuses

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 2021

Ally and Paul's marriage is in crisis. Paul's obsessed by what happened but won't discuss it. An increasingly troubled Luke refuses to go to school and Leah and Alex make an announcement.

star 7.00
1 votes