The Best Episodes of Eastbound & Down

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 8.64
327 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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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 8.47
385 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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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 8.35
258 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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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 8.26
312 votes
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Chapter 25

#5 - 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 8.11
332 votes
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Chapter 28

#6 - 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 8.09
314 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 20

#7 - 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 8.05
262 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 14

#8 - 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 8.04
336 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 13

#9 - Chapter 13

Season 2 - Episode 7

Kenny confronts his future.

star 8.04
291 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 5

#10 - 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 8.03
391 votes
Directors: Adam McKay
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Chapter 26

#11 - Chapter 26

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 8.03
336 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 6

#12 - 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 8.03
354 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 12

#13 - 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 8.02
306 votes
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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 7.98
361 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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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 7.95
394 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 16

#16 - 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 7.88
302 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 24

#17 - Chapter 24

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 7.87
363 votes
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Chapter 17

#18 - 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 7.85
283 votes
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Chapter 15

#19 - 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 7.85
313 votes
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Chapter 19

#20 - 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
282 votes
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Chapter 11

#21 - Chapter 11

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 7.83
306 votes
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Chapter 4

#22 - 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 7.82
415 votes
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Chapter 7

#23 - 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 7.79
363 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 9

#24 - 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 7.76
326 votes
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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 7.71
686 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
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