The BEST Episodes of Go On

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2019

Network: NBC

After taking some time to deal with the death of his wife, sportscaster Ryan King is ready to push his feelings down and get back to work. However, Ryan's boss, preferring that Ryan work through his grief first, refuses to let him back on air until he gets counseling. Reluctantly, Ryan joins a support group, where his lack of interest in healing not only makes therapy interesting but also may just serve as the breath of fresh air needed to get his fellow group members back on track to health.

Matchup Problems

#1 - Matchup Problems

Season 1 - Episode 20

Ryan dates a recent widow. Serving as his "wingman" is Anne, who ends up competing against Ryan for the widow's attentions. Elsewhere, Lauren unwittingly lures a man away from Yolanda.

star 8.14
301 votes
Double Down

#2 - Double Down

Season 1 - Episode 18

Ryan, still pained from the breakup with Simone, backslides into his old gambling habit, though sternly warned by Lauren to steer clear. But when he receives the life insurance check for his deceased wife, it’s more than he can bear and he starts making bets on anything and everything. Meanwhile Anne meets a stunning, young bookstore clerk, Brittney, who turns out to be all beauty and no brains.

star 8.13
226 votes
Fast Breakup

#3 - Fast Breakup

Season 1 - Episode 21

Ryan finds a new rival in the K-Ball Mascot. Also, Ryan is unsure how to handle a flirty, drunk-dial call from his secretary Carrie. In a strange role reversal, Ryan becomes counselor to Lauren in her confused love life while the group prepares a bachelorette party that will never be.

star 8.13
297 votes
Any Given Birthday

#4 - Any Given Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 7

The group celebrates Ryan's birthday with a scavenger hunt. Elsewhere, Sonia cares for Steven following his colonoscopy, and Mr. K and Anne connect over their love of musicals.

star 8.11
265 votes

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

A sportscaster reluctantly joins a support group after the death of his wife, and ends up turning sadness into a sport.

star 8.09
375 votes
Directors: Todd Holland
Writers: Scott Silveri
Dinner Takes All

#6 - Dinner Takes All

Season 1 - Episode 9

An old college friend arrives, sparking a surprise competition between Ryan and Steven to win her affection. Meanwhile, Ryan takes the gang to the studio for Thanksgiving; Owen's mother scrutinizes Lauren's qualifications; and Ryan meets Anne's children.

star 8.07
240 votes
Videogame, Set, Match

#7 - Videogame, Set, Match

Season 1 - Episode 8

Though Ryan is reluctant to take Owen under his wing, he begins to realize Owen may need a big brother figure in his life. Meanwhile, Yolanda decides she's ready to graduate from the group and Steven hires a new K-Bal Girl.

star 8.07
250 votes
Comeback Player of the Year

#8 - Comeback Player of the Year

Season 1 - Episode 14

Ryan fears the group chemistry will change and feels threatened by the return of the very popular and beautiful former group member, Simone (Piper Perabo) who tries to force the group to choose between her and Ryan. Meanwhile Steven and Mr. K buddy bond and along with Terrell Owens, teach Ryan a lesson. Anne prevents Danny from being taken to the cleaners in his divorce.

star 8.02
220 votes
Do You Believe In Ghosts... Yes!

#9 - Do You Believe In Ghosts... Yes!

Season 1 - Episode 5

Ryan makes progress and begins taking care of himself in Janie's absence. Elsewhere, the group helps Lauren study for a real-estate exam, and Steven hits the town with Ryan in the wake of a breakup.

star 8.01
265 votes
Urn-ed Run

#10 - Urn-ed Run

Season 1 - Episode 22

Worried that his career is in shambles, Ryan travels to New York with Steven to interview as host of a national show, set up for him by Anne. Meanwhile, the group grumbles they're getting nothing out of their sessions and blame Lauren to such an extent that Yolanda and Sonia make up a big problem for her to fix. When both plans crash, the group finds renewed strength from their failures.

star 8.00
287 votes
The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

#11 - The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

Season 1 - Episode 11

When the group settles on a date for their holiday party, it happens to fall on what Mr. K believes will be the end of the world. Ryan invites Anne along on his annual trip to wine country with Steven and Lauren worries her boyfriend is ready to pop the question.

star 7.99
223 votes
Go For the Gold Watch

#12 - Go For the Gold Watch

Season 1 - Episode 19

Although his radio show is tops in the ratings, Ryan still can't find personal happiness. He pursues inner peace by trying to romantically connect Danny and Sonia, but she has eyes for someone else. Elsewhere, Owen and Anne explore quirky Mr. K's house.

star 7.97
277 votes
Gooooaaaallll Doll!

#13 - Gooooaaaallll Doll!

Season 1 - Episode 13

Despite Carrie’s warning, Ryan wants to get his first date out of the way and asks Carrie’s flaky friend, but not without a little competition from Shaun White. Meanwhile, Yolanda starts a new job at the hospital where Sonia works and tries to reinvent herself.

star 7.97
212 votes
Back, Back, Back... It's Gone!

#14 - Back, Back, Back... It's Gone!

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Ryan decides it's time to start dating again, Misty May-Treanor offers to help and invites him to play in a game of beach volleyball with her friends. Elsewhere, George outlives his doctors' predicted life expectancy for him and is ready to celebrate and Danny develops feelings for Sonia.

star 7.94
238 votes
He Got Game, She Got Cats

#15 - He Got Game, She Got Cats

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ryan disregards Lauren's "all talk, no action" philosophy and encourages Sonia to break up with her boyfriend; George's love of basketball is rekindled.

star 7.90
301 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Lesley Wake Webster
There's No 'Ryan' in Team

#16 - There's No 'Ryan' in Team

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryan struggles to keep the group separate from his personal life; Steven awkwardly tries to help Ryan overcome his loss.

star 7.85
264 votes
Directors: Todd Holland
Writers: Scott Silveri
Bench-Clearing Brawl

#17 - Bench-Clearing Brawl

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ryan is ecstatic when he's finally invited to play in Jeremy Roenick's hockey game; Anne asks Ryan to a wedding.

star 7.84
265 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Liz Brixius
Ring and a Miss

#18 - Ring and a Miss

Season 1 - Episode 17

Ryan's wedding ring causes complications. Meanwhile, Ryan asks Simone to move in with him after he has an encounter with his mirthless bachelor friend; and Anne hesitantly enlists Mr. K as a babysitter.

star 7.82
205 votes
Big League Chew

#19 - Big League Chew

Season 1 - Episode 6

Grieving causes Ryan to become a compulsive eater, triggering an intervention from the group. Meanwhile, Ryan offers romantic advice to Lauren, and Ryan tries to pull Danny out of his sweeping fantasy world.

star 7.81
258 votes
Pass Interference

#20 - Pass Interference

Season 1 - Episode 15

Ryan woos an attractive group member, but Janie's ghost materializes as he feels great guilt for dating again. Elsewhere, some of the ladies set out to buy a wedding dress for Lauren.

star 7.70
215 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Matthew Harawitz, Lesley Wake Webster
Go Deep

#21 - Go Deep

Season 1 - Episode 16

Ryan stages a work walkout when he's forced to read a commercial for a male-enhancement product. Meanwhile, Ryan hires football's Terrell Owens as an assistant; Lauren receives a low evaluation score; and Simone takes Ryan to a meditation center.

star 7.67
213 votes
Win at All Costas

#22 - Win at All Costas

Season 1 - Episode 12

Ryan receives an invitation from Bob Costas, his hero, to take part on his new TV show while Fausta invites everyone in the group to her niece's Quincenierra - everyone except Anne. Meanwhile, after completing a major project at work, Mr. K searches to find a new way to contribute and make a difference.

star 7.62
222 votes
Directors: Michael Lehmann