The BEST Episodes of Breeders
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2021
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.
#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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - No Friends
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 2021
As he and Ally continue to feel distant, Paul rekindles an old friendship, but at a cost to Ava. Luke surprises everyone by getting a best friend. Jim and Jackie are forced to move.
#9 - No Power, Part I
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 2021
As Jim and Jackie's golden wedding anniversary party is plunged into darkness by a power outage, the growing tensions between Paul and Luke reach an explosive and terrifying climax.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - No Power, Part II
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 17, 2021
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.