The BEST Episodes of Chemistry

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Network: Cinemax

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.

Split

#1 - Split

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 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.

star 9.14
43 votes
Night on Bald Mountain

#2 - Night on Bald Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 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.

star 9.10
41 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
The Proposition

#3 - The Proposition

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 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.

star 9.02
45 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Downtime

#4 - Downtime

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.19
77 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Flesh Wounds

#5 - Flesh Wounds

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.96
76 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
In or Out (2)

#6 - In or Out (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.80
5 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Smoke & Mirrors

#7 - Smoke & Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.31
113 votes
Directors: Mark Haber
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
A Kiss Is Not A Kiss

#8 - A Kiss Is Not A Kiss

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.31
83 votes
Directors: Mark Haber
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Montecito

#9 - Montecito

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.30
76 votes
Directors: Mark Haber
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Upside Down

#10 - Upside Down

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 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.

star 6.88
132 votes
Directors: Mark Haber
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Lust In Translation

#11 - Lust In Translation

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 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.

star 6.55
11 votes
In or Out (1)

#12 - In or Out (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.50
6 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson
Intimacy

#13 - Intimacy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 4, 2011

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

star 6.44
9 votes
Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson