The BEST Episodes of Breeders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 6, 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.

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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 7.79
155 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Baby

#2 - 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
91 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Jamie Brittain
No Surrender

#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

star 7.67
117 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Dad

#4 - 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 7.64
192 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Faith

#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.

star 7.63
100 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Rebecca Callard
No Cure (1)

#6 - 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 7.61
161 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Friends

#7 - 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.

star 7.60
96 votes
Directors: Ollie Parsons
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Fear

#8 - 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 7.59
106 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Power, Part I

#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.

star 7.59
100 votes
Directors: Ollie Parsons
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Connection

#10 - 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 7.58
107 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Power, Part II

#11 - 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.

star 7.53
98 votes
Directors: Ollie Parsons
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Exit

#12 - 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 7.52
159 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Excuses

#13 - 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 7.52
94 votes
Directors: Ollie Parsons
Writers: Rebecca Callard
No Honeymoon

#14 - 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 7.52
157 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Sleep

#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.

star 7.51
337 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Talking

#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.

star 7.41
181 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Jamie Brittain
No Accident

#17 - 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 7.37
227 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Choice

#18 - 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 7.36
95 votes
Directors: Ollie Parsons
Writers: Fay Rusling, Oriane Messina
No Places

#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.

star 7.31
254 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Simon Blackwell
No Lies

#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.

star 7.26
203 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy