The BEST Episodes of GCB

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Amanda Vaughn, once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge? No one in this town is a saint, but that doesn't mean they can't have a heart. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between sympathy and scheming.

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Forbidden Fruit

#1 - Forbidden Fruit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2012

Heather brings Sheryl Crow to perform at the annual church fundraiser with a little help from her client and new love interest, Andrew, but it's Gigi who steals the show with Burl, while Carlene and Amanda find another reason to disagree with each other.

star 7.91
377 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Laurie McCarthy
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

#2 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2012

When Carlene’s Uncle Burl returns to town with his wife, Bitsy, Gigi promises to throw them a homecoming party requiring guests to come dressed as their favorite Texan. Meanwhile Blake recruits Amanda to consult for Cricket and Blake’s denim line, Pastor Tudor counsels Sharon and Zack during their rough patch -- resulting in Sharon’s working at the church and Zach’s taking over Sharon’s duties at home -- and Heather is after Burl’s 500 acres of land for her client, Andrew.

star 7.79
322 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
Pride Comes Before a Fall

#3 - Pride Comes Before a Fall

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 15, 2012

Pastor Tudor's rivalry with Reverend Steve has Amanda taking charge of a church musical. Sharon takes her weight loss to the next level by recruiting Gigi to help.

star 7.55
400 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Robert Sudduth
Hell Hath No Fury

#4 - Hell Hath No Fury

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 11, 2012

Amanda worries that Laura will be branded as less-than-pretty at school. Gigi throws a luncheon to reintroduce Amanda to society, Carlene plots revenge against Amanda, while Sharon wonders about Zach.

star 7.47
433 votes
Writers: Robert Harling
Turn the Other Cheek

#5 - Turn the Other Cheek

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 8, 2012

Sharon is furious when Luke talks Carlene into making Amanda matron of honor for their vow-renewal ceremony. Heather wants to be forgiven, and Blake has a special request for Cricket.

star 7.46
394 votes
Directors: James Hayman
Writers: Sarah Kucserka, Veronica Becker
Sex is Divine

#6 - Sex is Divine

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 8, 2012

The Pastor surprises everyone with an assignment to get frisky. Burl propose to Gigi, and Amanda accepts a job at the church. Sharon finds a weight-loss secret.

star 7.45
316 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Jordon Nardino
Love is Patient

#7 - Love is Patient

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 18, 2012

Things heat up when a church relationship seminar forces Amanda to confront her past while Heather sets her eyes on her new client and former high school nerd, Andrew. Meanwhile Carlene meddles in both Sharon’s and Cricket’s marriages to deflect from her own marital dissatisfaction.

star 7.40
323 votes
Writers: Aaron Harberts, Gretchen J. Berg
Adam and Eve's Rib

#8 - Adam and Eve's Rib

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 29, 2012

When Amanda tries to put together an all female barbeque team to prove a point to her daughter, she recruits the helps of the GCBs for the cook-off of the year. Meanwhile Heather meets an attractive butcher, Cricket purchases stud services from businessman Mason Massey, Carlene becomes frustrated with Ripp, and Sharon tries to help Zack with his dealership problems.

star 7.33
263 votes
Writers: Andy Reaser, Henry Alonso Myers

#9 - Revelation

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 6, 2012

When Carlene takes the GCBs down to unincorporated Juarez for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Condos for Christian Living, the GCBs find themselves in danger. Meanwhile Amanda's suspicions regarding Luke lead to a surprising discovery about Ripp.

star 7.30
225 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Robert Harling

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

After her marriage ends in scandal, Amanda Vaughn returns to her hometown with her two teenagers, but not everyone is happy to see her.

star 6.87
422 votes
Directors: Alan Poul
Writers: Robert Harling