The BEST Episodes of Call Your Mother

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

An empty-nester mom wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Raines

#1 - The Prime of Miss Jean Raines

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 14, 2021

Before Sharon leaves town, she and Jean decide to plan a trip to Vegas. Meanwhile, Celia and Freddie have a serious conversation about whether or not they want kids.

star 7.21
57 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Allyson Philobos, Heather McNama, Nancy Nyman
One Bad Mother

#2 - One Bad Mother

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 31, 2021

When Lane's judgmental mom comes to town, Lane tries to hide anything that she may disapprove of; Freddie attempts to hide his professional success to make Jackie feel better about her current difficulties.

star 7.19
59 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Tommy Johnagin
New Car, New Job, New Jean

#3 - New Car, New Job, New Jean

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 3, 2021

Jean realizes balancing a new job while trying to spend time with Jackie and Freddie might not be the best way manage her time, meanwhile Danny helps her to realize she needs to establish an adult relationship with them and set boundaries.

star 7.14
64 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Matt Goldman
California Jeanin’

#4 - California Jeanin’

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 24, 2021

As Jean’s birthday approaches, Jackie and Freddie compete over who is getting her the best gift; and Jean’s best friend, Sharon, surprises her in Los Angeles but their time spent celebrating quickly takes a turn.

star 7.00
58 votes
Directors: Kelly Park
Writers: Amy Iglow
Quaran-Jean

#5 - Quaran-Jean

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 2021

After the secret gets out that Jean came to L.A. to check on Freddie but not Jackie during quarantine, Jean plans a girls’ night for just her and Jackie to bond, but it doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. Meanwhile, Celia grows frustrated with Freddie always counting on his mother to take care of him and confronts him for taking Jean’s advice over hers.

star 6.97
71 votes
Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Annie Levine, Jonathan Emerson
Sunday Dinner

#6 - Sunday Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2021

Jean brings the family together for Sunday dinner and invites Jackie’s older boyfriend. Meanwhile, Celia tries to prove to Freddie that Jean isn’t her biggest fan.

star 6.97
59 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Lauren Tyler
Pilot

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2021

Jean, an empty-nester mom, wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family, and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.

star 6.93
108 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Kari Lizer
The Raines Games

#8 - The Raines Games

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 12, 2021

Jean fears her family is drifting apart so she brings everyone together for a game night that doesn't go as planned.

star 6.92
53 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Nicole Sun, Tommy Johnagin
Save the Date

#9 - Save the Date

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 21, 2021

After Danny's divorce is finalized, he asks Jean to go out on an official first date with him; Freddie and Jackie fight over who should get to keep Jean's old engagement ring.

star 6.88
51 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Jessica Charles
Feelings

#10 - Feelings

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2021

Jean and Danny’s relationship grows complicated emotionally and physically as they try to resist their feelings for one another until his divorce is final. As Celia is moving into Freddie’s apartment, Freddie is disappointed to learn that Celia plans to keep her place as a backup plan, causing some hard conversations between the two.

star 6.88
58 votes
Directors: Gail Lerner
Writers: Allan Rice
Distressed Jean

#11 - Distressed Jean

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2021

Jean attempts to hang out with her kids but quickly realizes they have jobs and lives of their own. She soon finds herself lost navigating the streets of Los Angeles and discovers a new friend along the way.

star 6.82
85 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Kari Lizer
Jean There Done That

#12 - Jean There Done That

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 19, 2021

Jean and Danny embark on a trip to Iowa together with hopes of taking their relationship to the next level, but ghosts from Jean's past life make it difficult for them to move forward. After becoming addicted to true-crime television, Jackie, Freddie and Lane realize they don't know much about Danny and fear that he could be a murderer.

star 6.75
51 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Allan Rice, Annie Levine, Jonathan Emerson
Dating Jean

#13 - Dating Jean

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 10, 2021

Jackie decides she needs to be Jean’s relationship guru and helps her land a date with a guy from the farmers market. Meanwhile, Freddie worries that he’s not interesting enough for Celia when he learns about her dating history and decides to make a change.

star 6.71
59 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Nicole Sun