The BEST Episodes of Breeders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 6, 2020

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 7.96
90 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Dad

#2 - 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 7.74
121 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Cure (1)

#3 - 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 7.65
95 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Exit

#4 - 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 7.58
98 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Sleep

#5 - 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 7.48
225 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Honeymoon

#6 - 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 7.48
91 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Talking

#7 - 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 7.47
115 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Accident

#8 - 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 7.45
142 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Places

#9 - 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 7.40
165 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Lies

#10 - 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 7.31
127 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy