The BEST episodes of Eastbound & Down

Every episode of Eastbound & Down ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. 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.

Last Updated: 11/20/2022Network:HBO
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Chapter 23
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8.53
793 votes

#1 - Chapter 23

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2013

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

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 29
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8.48
706 votes

#2 - Chapter 29

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/2013

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

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 27
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8.34
594 votes

#3 - Chapter 27

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2013

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.''

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Chapter 13
star
8.06
1335 votes

#4 - Chapter 13

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2010

Kenny confronts his future.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 25
star
8.02
736 votes

#5 - Chapter 25

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2013

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.

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Chapter 21
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7.98
819 votes

#6 - Chapter 21

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2012

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

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 5
star
7.98
1370 votes

#7 - Chapter 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/15/2009

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

Directors: Adam McKay
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Chapter 22
star
7.91
753 votes

#8 - Chapter 22

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2013

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 28
star
7.86
687 votes

#9 - Chapter 28

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/2013

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 11
star
7.85
1295 votes

#10 - Chapter 11

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2010

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

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Chapter 8
star
7.82
1398 votes

#11 - Chapter 8

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2010

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 12
star
7.82
1409 votes

#12 - Chapter 12

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2010

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.

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Chapter 14
star
7.82
1066 votes

#13 - Chapter 14

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/19/2012

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 24
star
7.80
751 votes

#14 - Chapter 24

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2013

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

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Chapter 9
star
7.78
1449 votes

#15 - Chapter 9

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2010

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.

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Chapter 6
star
7.77
1286 votes

#16 - Chapter 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/22/2009

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

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 17
star
7.77
1063 votes

#17 - Chapter 17

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/11/2012

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.

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Chapter 26
star
7.76
756 votes

#18 - Chapter 26

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2013

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

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 4
star
7.72
1446 votes

#19 - Chapter 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/8/2009

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.

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Chapter 16
star
7.72
1130 votes

#20 - Chapter 16

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/4/2012

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 20
star
7.70
935 votes

#21 - Chapter 20

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/8/2012

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 2
star
7.67
1790 votes

#22 - Chapter 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/2009

Kenny tries to make extra money by pitching himself as spokesman for a luxury car dealership; Kenny and his driver make an appearance at the middle school dance.

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Chapter 15
star
7.67
1050 votes

#23 - Chapter 15

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/26/2012

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

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Chapter 18
star
7.57
973 votes

#24 - Chapter 18

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/18/2012

Kenny gets surprise visitors, and tries to regain control of the team by throwing the mother of all Fourth of July parties. Meanwhile, Stevie frets over delivering bad news to Maria.

Directors: Jody Hill
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Chapter 1
star
7.54
2295 votes

#25 - Chapter 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/15/2009

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.

Directors: Jody Hill
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