The Best Episodes of Eastbound & Down
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2019
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.
#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.''
#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.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.