The Best Episodes of Eastbound & Down

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

Relief Pitcher Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in his way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher (mostly so his brother Dustin would stop threatening to kick him out). He's spent every moment since then cashing in the last of his dying fame while plotting his inevitable comeback...one beer at a time.

Chapter 29

#1 - Chapter 29

Season 4 - Episode 8

Kenny returns a favor; Stevie offers revisions to Kenny's life story; April considers making a big decision.

star 8.56
356 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: John Carcieri, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 23

#2 - Chapter 23

Season 4 - Episode 2

Kenny visits Guy Young to discuss a career change, and tries to convince Stevie to rejoin the Powers team.

star 8.41
417 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Carson Mell, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 21

#3 - Chapter 21

Season 3 - Episode 8

As Kenny adjusts to the new realities of his life, a twist of fate alters his future with the Mermen.

star 8.24
291 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride, Josh Parkinson
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Chapter 27

#4 - Chapter 27

Season 4 - Episode 6

Kenny is rattled when Guy introduces a wild card to the show; Stevie enlists Maria's help to promote Kenny's side business; April is frustrated with ``Famous Kenny.''

star 8.22
338 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Carson Mell
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Chapter 28

#5 - Chapter 28

Season 4 - Episode 7

Kenny's personal life takes a toll on his work; Stevie keeps up appearances in the face of adversity; Kenny learns a valuable Christmas lesson.

star 8.05
343 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: John Carcieri, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 25

#6 - Chapter 25

Season 4 - Episode 4

Kenny follows through on a threat; Stevie finds Kenny a charity to promote during Guy's goodwill dragon boat race; Toby tries to find the courage to feed his new pet.

star 8.02
363 votes
Writers: Justin Nowell, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 13

#7 - Chapter 13

Season 2 - Episode 7

Kenny confronts his future.

star 8.00
317 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 5

#8 - Chapter 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Kenny decides to give up on his dream of returning to professional baseball. Meanwhile, arrogant car dealer Ashley comes back into the picture.

star 8.00
442 votes
Directors: Adam McKay
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 26

#9 - Chapter 26

Season 4 - Episode 5

April gets Kenny to agree to undergo couples therapy; Kenny and Stevie plan a new business venture.

star 7.98
366 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Hayes Davenport, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 14

#10 - Chapter 14

Season 3 - Episode 1

In the third-season premiere, Kenny finds himself in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as the closer for a minor-league baseball team, but he also has a reunion with April for his son's first birthday in his North Carolina hometown.

star 7.98
367 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride, Josh Parkinson
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Chapter 6

#11 - Chapter 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

Kenny gets an offer from a professional team and is forced to say goodbye to his family and teaching job.

star 7.98
409 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 12

#12 - Chapter 12

Season 2 - Episode 6

Kenny settles his debt with Sebastian; later, he settles a score with Aaron and Hector, and bids adios to Vida. Kenny passes a final test with the Charros team.

star 7.98
336 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 20

#13 - Chapter 20

Season 3 - Episode 7

Kenny hopes to get back on his coach's good side and return to his spot on the pitching staff, but his bumpy ride on the road to redemption continues. Meanwhile, Stevie tries to make things right with Maria.

star 7.97
298 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: John Carcieri, Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 8

#14 - Chapter 8

Season 2 - Episode 2

Charros owner Sebastian Cisneros agrees to pull out all the stops in promoting Kenny Powers’ return to organized baseball, but Kenny loses motivation after learning a secret about April from an old friend.

star 7.93
401 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 22

#15 - Chapter 22

Season 4 - Episode 1

In the Season 4 premiere, Kenny Powers is now a family man—with his wife, April, two little kids and a home in the suburbs—but a night out with a former teammate and current TV star has him yearning to get back in the limelight.

star 7.90
431 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Hayes Davenport, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 19

#16 - Chapter 19

Season 3 - Episode 6

Kenny tries a new pitch while attempting to be a better man and more responsible father; Stevie can't shake his feelings of remorse.

star 7.84
320 votes
Writers: John Carcieri, Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 15

#17 - Chapter 15

Season 3 - Episode 2

Kenny tracks down Stevie, who's working at Ashley Schaeffer's car dealership, when he heads north with the baby to find April.

star 7.84
341 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride, Harris Wittels
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Chapter 24

#18 - Chapter 24

Season 4 - Episode 3

Kenny takes his family and friends on a trip to the local water park.

star 7.82
394 votes
Writers: John Carcieri, Jody Hill, Danny McBride
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Chapter 16

#19 - Chapter 16

Season 3 - Episode 3

Pro scout Roy McDaniel asks Kenny to take a promising Russian pitching prospect under his wing; Stevie takes stock of Shane's status while negotiating his return to Kenny's entourage.

star 7.81
337 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: John Carcieri, Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 11

#20 - Chapter 11

Season 2 - Episode 5

Kenny considers a new full-time life working in Mexico.

star 7.81
335 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 4

#21 - Chapter 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Kenny attends a BBQ at April and Terrence's house where his romantic feelings for April intensify. Later, Stevie puts together a DVD of Kenny's greatest moments in the hopes that the major leagues will notice.

star 7.80
469 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 17

#22 - Chapter 17

Season 3 - Episode 4

Kenny thinks his son, Toby, is cursed, and might be to blame for a recent run of bad luck; and later tries to bond with Shane's puritanical family. Meanwhile, Stevie is racked with guilt.

star 7.76
322 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride, Josh Parkinson
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Chapter 9

#23 - Chapter 9

Season 2 - Episode 3

Puzzled by the Mexican fans’ lukewarm reception, Kenny starts a grassroots PR campaign to burnish his image. But it takes a vintage Powers flare-up to bring the fans to their feet. Kenny makes inroads with Vida by inviting her to Sebastian’s yacht party.

star 7.73
363 votes
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 7

#24 - Chapter 7

Season 2 - Episode 1

Kenny Powers heads to Mexico to lick his wounds and start a new, more anonymous life. Befriended by a neighboring Mexican family and a sultry bar singer named Vida, Kenny emerges from "the darkest hole I've ever been in" by planning a comeback.

star 7.71
408 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell, Danny R. McBride
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Chapter 1

#25 - Chapter 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Burned out and broke, former big-league pitcher Kenny Powers returns home to North Carolina to teach PE at the local middle school he once attended. Wreaking havoc at school, around town and at the home of his brother Dustin, Kenny settles into his role as the town's loose-cannon agitator, setting his sights on winning back his high-school flame April, now a teacher engaged to the school principal, Terrence Cutler.

star 7.67
778 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Ben Best, Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride
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