The BEST Episodes of Counting On

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2021

Network: TLC

The reality show follows the lives of the older Duggar children as they get married, have children, and move out of the Duggar home.

Part 1: A New Chapter

#1 - Part 1: A New Chapter

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 13, 2015

We're excited to meet baby Spurgeon and see how Jessa and Ben prepared to start a family of their own. Meanwhile, Jill and Derick juggle being new parents all while they make a big move to Central America to work as missionaries. Also for the first time, we'll hear from several family members, including Anna Duggar in emotional and candid interviews about the trying summer the family faced and how they are continuing to move forward from a time of turmoil to a time of celebration.

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Part 2: Baby Shower & A New Home

#2 - Part 2: Baby Shower & A New Home

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 20, 2015

A baby-food competition is planned by Ben to coincide with Jessa's coed baby shower, while Jill and Derick say good-bye to family and friends before they leave for their new life in Central America. Also: an interview with Anna Duggar.

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Part 3: Counting One More

#3 - Part 3: Counting One More

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 27, 2015

Jill and Derick adjust to the challenges of their new life in Central America. Then it's finally time to meet Baby Seewald and find out if it's a boy or girl! When labor complications arise, Jessa is rushed to the hospital.

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At Home & Away

#4 - At Home & Away

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

Jessa and Ben navigate life as a family of three with their new baby; Jill and Derick settle into their home in Central America; Jessa enlists her sisters to help prepare a fall feast for the whole family.

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Date Nights & Bright Lights

#5 - Date Nights & Bright Lights

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 22, 2016

Jana and Jessa embark on a lighting project while the rest of the family travels to Central America; Jessa and Ben go on their first date since Spurgeon was born.

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Jinger Flips

#6 - Jinger Flips

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 29, 2016

Jessa goes out for coffee with Jana and Anna, leaving Ben in charge of Spurgeon; Jinger buys a car at auction; Jana starts a new project with her brothers; Jill and Derick introduce Israel to their love of pickles.

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Surprise!

#7 - Surprise!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 2016

The siblings continue building the tree house, which gets bigger and bigger; Joy and Sierra secretly plan a surprise baby shower; Jill and Derick have surprise guests in Central America.

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Ben Drops Beats

#8 - Ben Drops Beats

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 12, 2016

Work on the tree house continues, but cold weather hampers the family's efforts. Meanwhile, Ben and Jessa go to St. Louis to meet with Christian rapper Flame, and inspiration sends Ben into the recording booth.

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Girls Hit the Road

#9 - Girls Hit the Road

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 2016

The girls hit the road for a weekend getaway, but encounter an unexpected detour on the way to their destination. Meanwhile, the tree house is ready for a big unveiling after weeks of work.

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Family Reunion

#10 - Family Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 2016

Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon travel to Central America to visit Jill, Derick and Israel. As they prepare for the trip, they travel down memory lane, revisiting Jessa's milestone moments, from engagement to motherhood, that have led to this emotional reunion.

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Israel Meets Spurgeon

#11 - Israel Meets Spurgeon

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 2016

Jessa and Ben experience what life is like in a foreign country with a young son; Jill and Derick remember their beginnings together in Nepal and the adventures that have led them to Central America.

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A Courtship Begins

#12 - A Courtship Begins

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 23, 2016

On the season premiere of Counting On, Jessa and Ben discuss future additions to their growing family as Jill and Derick face hardships while continuing mission work in Central America. Jinger gets ready to take a big step with a special someone!

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It's Official!

#13 - It's Official!

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 30, 2016

Jinger brings Jeremy to his first meal with the family, and they call Jill and Derick for courtship advice; Ben and Jessa discuss his plan for youth outreach; the older siblings try wilderness survival training.

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Duggars in the Wild

#14 - Duggars in the Wild

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Wilderness training continues for the Duggar siblings following a frightening encounter with a nocturnal visitor. Meanwhile, Jill and Derick celebrate their second anniversary; and Jessa and Ben are amazed by how fast Spurgeon is growing.

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Meet the Parents

#15 - Meet the Parents

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 13, 2016

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A Big Surprise

#16 - A Big Surprise

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

Jeremy takes a secret trip to Arkansas, where he and Ben browse for engagement rings before surprising Jinger. Later, Jessa and Ben introduce rapper Flame to the Duggar clan.

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The Big Event

#17 - The Big Event

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 27, 2016

Ben hosts a football camp for kids with help from some former NFL players. Meanwhile, Jana sets out to redecorate the guesthouse for Jill and Derick when they come home from Central America; and Jinger and Jeremy plan a trip to New York City.

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Guys' Guide to Courting

#18 - Guys' Guide to Courting

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 4, 2016

Jinger and Jeremy go on a whirlwind trip to see his family and friends; a look back at past Duggar courtships, with tips from the guys for a successful relationship.

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Proposal in the City

#19 - Proposal in the City

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 11, 2016

Jinger, Michelle, Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon meet Jeremy's family and friends while visiting his old stomping grounds, culminating with an important question he wants to ask Jinger.

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Jessa's Announcement

#20 - Jessa's Announcement

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 18, 2016

Jinger and Jeremy celebrate their engagement in New York City; Jill and Derick wrap up their mission work in Central America, and are greeted with a big surprise party in Arkansas; Jessa and Ben have a bigger surprise of their own.

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The After Show

#21 - The After Show

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

The family comes together to relive some of the most memorable moments from season two, and a surprise guest makes an appearance.

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Duggars at the Altar

#22 - Duggars at the Altar

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

A look back at the Duggar daughter marriages, when Jill and Jessa walked down the aisle just months apart.

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Courting Jinger

#23 - Courting Jinger

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 8, 2016

A countdown to Jinger's wedding with a look back at the special place she's held in the Duggar household.

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Jinger's Wedding

#24 - Jinger's Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 15, 2016

Jinger and Jeremy's wedding day finally arrives after months of anticipation.

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The Jinger Gown

#25 - The Jinger Gown

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 16, 2017

Jinger said yes to marrying Jeremy and now it's time to start planning for the big day, which is just 3 months away! The family takes a trip to DC to find Jinger's perfect dress. But with more options than imagined, will she find the dress of her dreams?

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