The BEST episodes of GCB

Every episode of GCB ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of GCB!

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.

Last Updated: 3/25/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
Forbidden Fruit
367 votes

#1 - Forbidden Fruit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/1/2012

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.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
313 votes

#2 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/25/2012

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.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
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Pride Comes Before a Fall
395 votes

#3 - Pride Comes Before a Fall

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2012

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.

Directors: Matt Shakman
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Hell Hath No Fury
426 votes

#4 - Hell Hath No Fury

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/11/2012

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.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
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Turn the Other Cheek
386 votes

#5 - Turn the Other Cheek

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/8/2012

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.

Directors: James Hayman
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Sex is Divine
308 votes

#6 - Sex is Divine

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/8/2012

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.

Directors: John Scott
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Love is Patient
313 votes

#7 - Love is Patient

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/18/2012

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.

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Adam and Eve's Rib
255 votes

#8 - Adam and Eve's Rib

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/29/2012

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.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
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222 votes

#9 - Revelation

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/6/2012

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.

Directors: Paul Holahan
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412 votes

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/4/2012

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

Directors: Alan Poul
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