The BEST Episodes of Casual

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: Hulu

A single-camera series that follows the story of a dysfunctional family trying to help each other navigate the modern dating scene. Recent divorcee Valerie and her bachelor brother coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under the same roof again for the second time and raising her teenage daughter.

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#1 - Bottles

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2015

Laura invites several unwelcome guests to Alex's house for Thanksgiving dinner they'll all never forget.

star 7.89
301 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
Writers: Harris Danow, Zander Lehmann

#2 - Finale

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 31, 2018

Alex and Valerie grapple with an unexpected death in the family and put big life decisions on hold to go on a double date. Laura finds clarity in her love life. Series Finale.

star 7.88
92 votes

#3 - Mars

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 2015

Tensions run high at Dawn and Charles' rehearsal dinner. Laura attends an art exhibition. A discovery shocks Alex to his core.

star 7.80
295 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Halsted Sullivan
The Great Unknown

#4 - The Great Unknown

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 23, 2016

A family crisis brings Valerie, Alex and Laura together.

star 7.68
211 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Zander Lehmann

#5 - Threesomes

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 12, 2016

Valerie must choose between two very different men; Alex's relationship with a young co-worker draws attention; Laura and Aubrey present an irresistible offer to Spencer.

star 7.61
221 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Liz Tigelaar

#6 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 2, 2016

Valerie and Jack indulge their fantasies at a hotel. Alex adjusts to his new life with Sarah. Laura and Spencer screen a series of teen romance films.

star 7.56
217 votes
Directors: Marielle Heller
Writers: Rosa Handelman
The Rat King

#7 - The Rat King

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

Rae’s discovery of a rat in the bathroom sparks a hunt through Alex’s house. Leon and Leia’s relationship escalates.

star 7.52
170 votes
Directors: Amy York Rubin
Writers: Rosa Handelman

#8 - Biden

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2015

Alex's secret leads to a pleasant surprise. Laura bonds with Michael after things spin out of control at school. Valerie opens up with her ex-husband.

star 7.51
317 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Liz Tigelaar
The Magpie

#9 - The Magpie

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 19, 2016

After Sarah and Jordan's engagement party, Alex's personal and professional lives collide; Valerie reconsiders her decision; Laura's interest in Spencer results in complications.

star 7.49
205 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Zander Lehmann

#10 - Friends

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2015

Alex hangs out with Valerie’s new friend, Leon. Valerie parties with a group of 20-somethings. Laura gets in over her head at a house party.

star 7.48
390 votes
Directors: Jason Reitman
Writers: Zander Lehmann

#11 - Dave

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2015

Alex leans on Leon for emotional support. Laura contemplates a new life. Valerie, Alex, and Emmy reach an impasse.

star 7.47
260 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Zander Lehmann
Phase 3

#12 - Phase 3

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2016

Alex’s troubling new obsession leads Valerie to take matters into her own hands. Laura investigates switching high schools.

star 7.46
285 votes
Directors: Jason Reitman
Writers: Zander Lehmann

#13 - 40

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 16, 2016

Alex makes plans for Valerie's 40th birthday; Drew and Valerie revisit a place that is special to them; Laura makes a decision regarding Spencer.

star 7.46
193 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Liz Tigelaar
The Hermit & the Moon

#14 - The Hermit & the Moon

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 1, 2017

Valerie tries to repair her relationship with Laura while confronting resentments she harbors towards Dawn. Alex resolves to embark on an epic camping trip – but is epically derailed.

star 7.45
155 votes
Directors: Jason Reitman
Writers: Zander Lehmann
100 Cows

#15 - 100 Cows

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 5, 2016

Valerie is set up with Jennifer's friend, but her mind is on another person; Alex hopes to impress Sarah with an engagement present; Laura's friendship with Aubrey gets personal.

star 7.43
215 votes
Writers: Molly Smith Metzler
Ashes to Ashes

#16 - Ashes to Ashes

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 23, 2017

In the wake of Charles’ death, Alex and Valerie adjust to their new lives apart. Laura schemes to remove her tattoo. Dawn makes an unexpected announcement.

star 7.43
234 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Zander Lehmann

#17 - Mom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2015

Valerie and Alex's mother shows up unannounced. Valerie receives sound advice from an unlikely source. Laura and Michael share a moment.

star 7.42
291 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Sheila Callaghan
Such Good Friends

#18 - Such Good Friends

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 14, 2016

Valerie tries to take her friendship with fellow therapist Jennifer to the next level. Alex considers an offer from a venture capitalist to keep Snooger from going under. Laura considers joining a homeschool study group.

star 7.40
242 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
Writers: Zander Lehmann
Bicycle Thieves

#19 - Bicycle Thieves

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 28, 2016

Valerie considers her fertility options after a visit with her doctor. Alex reexamines a relationship with an ex-girlfriend. Laura and Aubrey bond over a secret.

star 7.40
223 votes
Writers: Zander Lehmann
Trivial Pursuit

#20 - Trivial Pursuit

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 7, 2016

Alex embraces his new role as Laura’s teacher but his methods are questionable. Valerie reaches out to old friends and makes an unsettling discovery.

star 7.39
258 votes
Directors: Jason Reitman
Writers: Liz Tigelaar
Big Green Egg

#21 - Big Green Egg

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 21, 2016

Alex hosts a dinner for his new business partner Jordan, only to be confronted with someone from his past. Valerie joins Jennifer for Game Night with her friends. Laura gets to know one of the girls from her home school group.

star 7.39
238 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
Writers: Harris Danow
Death and Taxes

#22 - Death and Taxes

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 9, 2016

Valerie must spend time with Drew and their accountant; Alex turns to therapy; Laura helps Spencer with tough decisions.

star 7.38
202 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Harris Danow

#23 - Firesale

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 18, 2017

Valerie is roped into being a bridesmaid for a wedding she thinks is ridiculous. Alex and Judy revel in their new romance. Laura raises money for a move to Sacramento.

star 7.36
161 votes
Writers: Molly Smith Metzler, Rosa Handelman

#24 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2015

Alex, Emmy, and Leon get adventurous. Laura is devastated by news involving her mother, Valerie.

star 7.36
269 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
Writers: Harris Danow
Look at Me

#25 - Look at Me

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 6, 2017

Valerie’s fling with her classmate gets more complicated than she had hoped. Laura uncovers troubling information about her ballot proposition. A date inspires Alex to consider his future.

star 7.36
185 votes
Directors: Lake Bell
Writers: Harris Danow