The BEST Episodes of Divorce (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2021

Network: HBO

A married woman suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that initiating a divorce with her stunned husband is harder than she thought.

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Alone Again, Naturally

#1 - Alone Again, Naturally

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2018

Robert and Jackie move toward a new step in their real-estate business. Frances faces the fallout of a successful opening at her gallery, and enlists Robert’s help with a home-repair project. A returned favor from Frances sets Diane on a bender, which comes back to haunt her at another eventful party.

star 7.67
227 votes
Breaking the Ice

#2 - Breaking the Ice

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 11, 2018

Frances learns that Robert has a new woman in his life, and enlists Diane and Dallas to get intel on her before Lila’s 13th birthday party.

star 7.61
231 votes

#3 - Détente

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 2016

Tensions ease between Frances and Robert, but a move by Frances’ new lawyer sends Robert on a vengeful path. (season finale)

star 7.58
535 votes
Worth It

#4 - Worth It

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 28, 2018

After helping her new friend, Andrew, appraise art, an inspired Frances tries to track down an unknown painter. Diane attempts to ignore her issues with Nick by throwing herself into the gallery. Sparks fly when Robert shows his house to a realtor.

star 7.51
260 votes

#5 - Miami

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 8, 2019

Robert admits to pre-wedding jitters as Frances prepares for a weekend getaway with Henry.

star 7.48
140 votes
Bad Manners

#6 - Bad Manners

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 22, 2019

When Frances and Henry share a meal with Robert and Jackie, things go from bad to worse and both relationships are tested; Dallas must deal with yet another troublesome client.

star 7.46
123 votes
Happy Now?

#7 - Happy Now?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 21, 2018

Frances is forced to deal with Lila’s growing resentment toward her. After his coworkers encourage him to get back in the game, Robert reconnects with Janice, who tries to help him live out a fantasy. Diane blindsides Frances with a setup, and Dallas attempts to call things off with Tony Silvercreek.

star 7.43
267 votes

#8 - Ohio

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2018

Quand le père de Robert tombe malade, Robert et Frances se réunissent dans l'Ohio, où ils se remémorent des temps plus heureux, et font face à la sœur imposante de Robert, Cathy. De retour à Hastings-on-Hudson, Tom saute sur l'occasion de séduire Diane dans sa voiture de luxe.

star 7.43
243 votes
Weekend Plans

#9 - Weekend Plans

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2016

Frances discovers that Robert has misled her about their financial situation. Robert tries to re-enter the "dating" pool.

star 7.42
614 votes
Losing It

#10 - Losing It

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2018

After Robert finds Tom in a compromising position, Frances and Robert re-visit their marriage counselor to set new ground rules for the kids. Frances weighs how serious her new relationship with Andrew should be. Jackie seeks out Dallas’ advice during a chance encounter at Diane’s country club.

star 7.42
227 votes

#11 - Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2016

Frances and Robert try to set their differences aside and make their annual Christmas trip to her parents' house with the kids.

star 7.42
610 votes
Going, Going... Gone

#12 - Going, Going... Gone

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 25, 2018

Frances spots the dashing art bigwig Skip Zakarian at an auction, and takes the opportunity to invite him to Sylvia’s upcoming show, where he shows interest in more than art. A successful sale inspires Jackie to propose that she and Robert team up on a house-flipping business, but he has qualms about the idea.

star 7.40
224 votes
Another Party

#13 - Another Party

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2016

Frances takes issue with a lawyer’s insinuations of negligence; Dallas makes a connection at Diane and Nick’s latest party.

star 7.40
517 votes
Away Games

#14 - Away Games

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 29, 2019

Robert and Frances are thrown together for a weekend as they chaperone Lila's away-game.

star 7.38
120 votes

#15 - Gustav

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2016

Frances discovers that Robert has hired a lawyer, and responds in kind. Frances looks to connect with an influential artist. Robert pitches Nick a can't-miss investment opportunity.

star 7.34
645 votes
Night Moves

#16 - Night Moves

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 14, 2018

After finally signing divorce papers, a financially strapped Robert looks for work and a new living situation, while Frances battles insomnia and her newly complex relationship with her children. Diane and Nick’s new communication technique leads him to make an unexpected decision. Dallas continues her secret fling with Robert’s lawyer, Tony Silvercreek.

star 7.33
276 votes
Knock Knock

#17 - Knock Knock

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2019

As each of their relationships reach a moment of truth, Frances and Robert face the realities of post-divorce life.

star 7.30
123 votes

#18 - Charred

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 1, 2019

Frances and Robert discover that their new lives are more complicated than anticipated.

star 7.27
146 votes

#19 - Church

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 27, 2016

Frances pursues a new job, and is troubled that Robert suddenly seems so happy, despite the divorce.

star 7.27
535 votes

#20 - Counseling

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2016

Robert and Frances attend couples therapy in an effort to see if their marriage is salvageable. Frances gets advice from Dallas, while Robert vents at work. At home, tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for the children. Frances arrives at an epiphany.

star 7.26
800 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Paul Simms, Sharon Horgan
Next Day

#21 - Next Day

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2016

Frances rushes to intercept Robert before he tells the kids that she’s divorcing him. Everyone gathers at the hospital to support Diane as she waits for news on Nick’s condition. In the midst of the chaos, Frances considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery.

star 7.24
891 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Paul Simms, Sharon Horgan

#22 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 2016

Frances and Robert--a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City--try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane's 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.

star 7.23
1,224 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Sharon Horgan

#23 - Mediation

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2016

In hopes of keeping their split amicable, Frances and Robert meet with a mediator. Frances confides in a co-worker, and Robert gets surprising financial news.

star 7.23
679 votes
Directors: Ben Taylor
Writers: Patricia Breen
Gaps & Bunches

#24 - Gaps & Bunches

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 15, 2019

Frances and Robert disagree on how to handle Tom's college application process. Robert's sister Cathy creates tension between Robert, Jackie and Frances.

star 7.22
128 votes