The BEST episodes of Council of Dads

Every episode of Council of Dads ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Council of Dads!

When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family's life. Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott's amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can't be there to do so himself.

Last Updated: 12/28/2023Network: NBCStatus: Ended
78 votes

#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/24/2020

The Perry family comes together to deal with dad Scott Perry's health crisis. Scott reveals he has a plan to create a "Council of Dads" that will be there for the family if anything should happen to him.

Directors: James Strong
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Dear Dad
50 votes

#2 - Dear Dad

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/16/2020

Robin and the Council agree to tell Luly a shocking truth. Oliver and Peter finally decide to adopt but learn some sobering news about the child's birth mother. Robin finds herself falling for Sam despite the chaos in her life

Directors: Benny Boom
Writer: David Gould
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48 votes

#3 - Tradition!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/28/2020

Robin tackles the fall holidays bravely but feels she can't compare to how well Scott handled them. Oliver struggles with Peter's transgression. Theo makes new friends, but they aren't the best influence. Luly gets news about her adoptive family.

Directors: Lily Mariye
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Heart Medicine
51 votes

#4 - Heart Medicine

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/2/2020

The Perry family and the Council all come together when Charlotte needs emergency surgery. Luly has a powerful meeting with her original adoptive parents that will change her life.

Directors: Geary McLeod
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Fight or Flight
42 votes

#5 - Fight or Flight

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/2/2020

Anthony arrives at the Perry home to find Robin and Theo in peril. Oliver puts his medical skills to work when Sage goes into early labor. The future of the Crab Shack hangs in the balance. The Perry kids grapple with the news about Luly.

Directors: Tony Phelan
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The Sixth Stage
49 votes

#6 - The Sixth Stage

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/14/2020

Robin contemplates romantic life after Scott. Luly and Evan make a risky investment with their loan money. Anthony prepares for the transition of the Crab Shack and develops a surprising friendship. Larry confronts his past failures.

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Who Do You Wanna Be?
50 votes

#7 - Who Do You Wanna Be?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/7/2020

Larry presents an offer to Robin that will impact the future of the Crab Shack. Luly digs deep into personal experiences to make an impression in her writing group. Evan contemplates a return to school. Oliver makes strides with Theo.

Directors: Jonathan Brown
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I'm Not Fine
61 votes

#8 - I'm Not Fine

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/30/2020

Robin grapples with how a "Council of Dads" could really function in their day-to-day life as Larry takes on his responsibilities with passion. Luly has an unexpected meeting with her birth mom and learns about her early life with Scott.

Directors: James Strong
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The Best-Laid Plans
51 votes

#9 - The Best-Laid Plans

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/11/2020

Anthony contemplates a job offer that would mean a move to Las Vegas. Evan finds his loyalties tested between Luly and his strong-willed mother. Oliver confronts Anthony about a deeply held personal secret that will rock the Perry family.

Directors: Nicole Rubio
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Stormy Weather
44 votes

#10 - Stormy Weather

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/25/2020

With a severe storm on the way, the Perry family heads for higher ground. With Luly's help, Larry reaches out to assist his estranged daughter and granddaughter escape the storm. Luly pens a very personal essay that ends up in the wrong hands.

Directors: Jonathan Brown
Writer: Heather Robb
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