The BEST Episodes of Eastbound & Down

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2020

Network: HBO

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 23

#1 - Chapter 23

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2013

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

star 8.55
853 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Carson Mell, Danny McBride, Jody Hill
Chapter 29

#2 - Chapter 29

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2013

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

star 8.53
736 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, John Carcieri
Chapter 27

#3 - Chapter 27

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.''

star 8.38
634 votes
Writers: Carson Mell, Danny McBride, Jody Hill
Chapter 13

#4 - Chapter 13

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2010

Kenny confronts his future.

star 8.08
1,364 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 25

#5 - Chapter 25

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.06
772 votes
Writers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Justin Nowell
Chapter 21

#6 - Chapter 21

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 15, 2012

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

star 8.01
837 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Josh Parkinson
Chapter 5

#7 - Chapter 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.00
1,414 votes
Directors: Adam McKay
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 22

#8 - Chapter 22

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.94
813 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Hayes Davenport, Jody Hill
Chapter 28

#9 - Chapter 28

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.92
722 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, John Carcieri
Chapter 11

#10 - Chapter 11

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2010

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

star 7.87
1,329 votes
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 14

#11 - Chapter 14

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.86
1,109 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Josh Parkinson
Chapter 24

#12 - Chapter 24

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2013

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

star 7.86
805 votes
Writers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, John Carcieri
Chapter 8

#13 - Chapter 8

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.84
1,452 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 12

#14 - Chapter 12

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.84
1,443 votes
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 26

#15 - Chapter 26

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2013

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

star 7.82
802 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Hayes Davenport, Jody Hill
Chapter 6

#16 - Chapter 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 22, 2009

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

star 7.79
1,321 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 9

#17 - Chapter 9

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.79
1,500 votes
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 17

#18 - Chapter 17

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.78
1,088 votes
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Josh Parkinson
Chapter 16

#19 - Chapter 16

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.73
1,159 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, John Carcieri
Chapter 4

#20 - Chapter 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.73
1,493 votes
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell
Chapter 20

#21 - Chapter 20

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.72
953 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, John Carcieri
Chapter 2

#22 - Chapter 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.68
1,838 votes
Writers: Ben Best, Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill
Chapter 15

#23 - Chapter 15

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.68
1,084 votes
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Harris Wittels, Jody Hill
Chapter 18

#24 - Chapter 18

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.60
1,001 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Harris Wittels, Jody Hill
Chapter 7

#25 - Chapter 7

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2010

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 7.56
1,457 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny R. McBride, Jody Hill, Shawn D. Harwell