The BEST episodes of Chemistry

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As the saying goes, opposites attract, but that is just the tip of the connection between Liz and Michael. Liz is the cop; Michael, the corporate lawyer. They come from different worlds: the ivy-league world of a law firm where Michael is engaged to the boss's daughter, and the gritty world of the LAPD, where Liz is a hardboiled cop on the beat.

Last Updated: 8/14/2022Network: Cinemax
43 votes

#1 - Split

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/20/2011

A defining moment in Liz and Michael’s relationship leads to a momentous decision. Later, Michael receives a surprise visit from Jocelyn, and Liz agrees to drinks with Judd.

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Night on Bald Mountain
42 votes

#2 - Night on Bald Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/13/2011

Michael accepts an invitation to attend a weekend retreat of Liz’s police unit, but problems arise when he learns it is being held at a mountain cabin owned by her ex-lover.

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The Proposition
47 votes

#3 - The Proposition

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/6/2011

A nude Liz paints the sleeping Michael, which leads to a paint fight and sex. In the meantime, Michael helps Jocelyn rewrite a speech she’s giving at a trade conference.

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77 votes

#4 - Downtime

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2011

Michael's healthy sex drive and use of a profanity prompt Jocelyn's suspicions that he's having an affair. But while his sex with Jocelyn has become incredible, it leads to performance problems when he's with Liz. Luckily, Luther may have just the cure for Michael's issues.

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Flesh Wounds
77 votes

#5 - Flesh Wounds

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/23/2011

Jocelyn undergoes a highly liberating experience (she gets a dragon tattoo) that changes her relationship with Michael. Meanwhile, Liz has a crisis on the job and must rely on Michael to help her through it.

In or Out (2)
7 votes

#6 - In or Out (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/18/2011

Liz reconsiders her big promotion; Luther and Pemmie take a novel approach to the idea of a threesome; Abigail gets news that knocks her for a loop; and a tragedy puts things in perspective for Liz and Michael.

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Smoke & Mirrors
115 votes

#7 - Smoke & Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/9/2011

Michael's birthday leads to an unexpected meeting between Liz and Jocelyn; Michael's father throws him a wild yacht party featuring sexy contortionists and more; Luther reveals to Michael that he made a sex video with Jocelyn's married sister.

Directors: Mark Haber
A Kiss Is Not A Kiss
87 votes

#8 - A Kiss Is Not A Kiss

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/26/2011

After a hot-and-heavy session of making love, Liz and Michael get into a heated debate about what constitutes a perfect kiss, and she calls on a third party to help settle the argument.

Directors: Mark Haber
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80 votes

#9 - Montecito

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2011

Michael brings the ever-intuitive Liz on a business trip to Santa Barbara where he negotiates a deal between a tough businesswoman and a newspaper magnate. Meanwhile, Luther's affair with Pemmie takes a turn when he buys her an intriguing gift.

Directors: Mark Haber
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Upside Down
141 votes

#10 - Upside Down

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/19/2011

Successful attorney Michael becomes involved with a strong, sexy cop named Liz who saved his life. He soon finds himself torn between his steady corporate life with his fiancee and the undeniable mutual attraction he shares with the exciting and unpredictable Liz.

Directors: Mark Haber
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Lust In Translation
11 votes

#11 - Lust In Translation

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/28/2011

Far-too-busy Michael and Liz try to squeeze in some quality romance time; Luther mixes business with pleasure when Pemmie interrupts his meeting with a comely client.

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In or Out (1)
7 votes

#12 - In or Out (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/11/2011

A promotion at work comes with a life-altering decision for Liz, who must also deal with the return of an old boyfriend. Meanwhile, Jocelyn wants Michael to try something different.

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10 votes

#13 - Intimacy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/4/2011

Michael quits the firm; Jocelyn opens up to Michael; Michael's fears complicate his relationship with Liz.

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