Grace Under Fire

The BEST episodes of Grace Under Fire

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

After divorcing her abusive, alcoholic husband and recovering from her own alcoholism, Grace tries to rebuild her life and protect her children from making the same mistakes. Against this serious backdrop, this show is actually a comedy, finding humor in the relationships between Grace and her co-workers at the oil refinery, her neighbors Wade and Nadine, and Russel Norton, the bachelor pharmacist.

Last Updated: 6/15/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Road to Nowhere
star
9.10
10 votes

#1 - Road to Nowhere

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/1996

Grace and Nadine get an invitation to their twentieth reunion and they recall a trip to see Earth, Wind and Fire and decide to repeat the event. They borrow the pharmacy's delivery van (which is full of drugs), as Grace goes speeding down the highway.

Directors: John Bowab
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A Holly, Jolly Christmas
star
9.00
9 votes

#2 - A Holly, Jolly Christmas

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/1996

Christmas brings surprise for Grace about Quentin.

Directors: John Bowab
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Matthew's Old Lady
star
8.91
11 votes

#3 - Matthew's Old Lady

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/8/1997

Matthew, Grace's first born that she gave up for adoption, is engaged to an older woman.

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Redeeming Jimmy
star
8.90
10 votes

#4 - Redeeming Jimmy

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/1996

Jimmy wants to turn his life around, so Grace gets him a job at the refinery.

Directors: John Bowab
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Rob vs. Jimmy
star
8.90
10 votes

#5 - Rob vs. Jimmy

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/6/1997

Jimmy begins to get jealous of Rob's relationship with the kids. Grace has a birthday.

Directors: Ron Moseley
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A River Runs Through Him
star
8.90
10 votes

#6 - A River Runs Through Him

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/23/1997

Jean is upset, complaining that the new bridge will cut off Emmet's (grave) view of the river, so Grace suggests that she move the grave site. Jimmy and Quentin attempt to do that and Russell takes Dot to the gambling boat, but won't gamble.

Directors: David Trainer
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Love Thy Neighbor
star
8.89
9 votes

#7 - Love Thy Neighbor

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/1996

The new Afro-American neighbors are coming for dinner.

Directors: John Bowab
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Movin' on Down
star
8.86
14 votes

#8 - Movin' on Down

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/1995

Downsizing becomes a problem for Grace as she discovers that her job was not eliminated but usurped by her boss.

Directors: Michael Lessac
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Good Neighbor Sam
star
8.83
12 votes

#9 - Good Neighbor Sam

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/24/1996

A neighbor's son starts hanging out at Grace's house and she finds he is escaping from a 'perfect' mother. Meanwhile, Wade discovers his name has been engraved on a veterans' memorial.

Directors: Michael Lessac
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Positively Hateful
star
8.83
12 votes

#10 - Positively Hateful

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/7/1996

When the nasty janitor is about to be fired for being HIV+, Grace is reluctant to help him. Rick instructs Quentin on how to behave on his first date.

Directors: Michael Lessac
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Birthin' Babies
star
8.83
12 votes

#11 - Birthin' Babies

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/19/1997

Grace brings Rob home to meet her kids just as Nadine announces that the baby's on its way.

Directors: David Trainer
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Pregnant Pause
star
8.82
11 votes

#12 - Pregnant Pause

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/28/1996

Nadine has some big news for Grace.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Grace's New Job
star
8.82
11 votes

#13 - Grace's New Job

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/7/1997

Grace gets a new job at an advertising company and shockingly, her misery brings something new and improved.

Directors: David Trainer
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Mr. Mullen's Opus
star
8.80
10 votes

#14 - Mr. Mullen's Opus

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/3/1996

While working for a crisis hot-line, Grace encounters the nasty janitor, Mullens, again and he hasn't improved.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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Jimmy Moves in
star
8.80
10 votes

#15 - Jimmy Moves in

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/12/1997

Jimmy offers to move into the garage apartment.

Directors: David Trainer
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Grace Tests Out
star
8.78
9 votes

#16 - Grace Tests Out

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/4/1996

Grace has to choose between her job at the refinery or continuing her education.

Directors: John Bowab
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Thanks for Nothing
star
8.75
12 votes

#17 - Thanks for Nothing

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1995

Grace is annoyed by the friendliness of Rick and Jean, whose husband has gone fishing, at the Thanksgiving feast.

Directors: Jack O'Brien
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Dating Buddies
star
8.75
12 votes

#18 - Dating Buddies

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/1996

Russell and Grace think everyone's life is more exciting than theirs, so they decide to go on a date together. The refinery gets rid of everyone as employees, but hires them back as 'independent contractors', meaning a slight raise but no benefits. Grace makes plans to go out with the smarmy guy she met while out with Russell, but that's only his bar personality. He's actually well-read, nice, interested in kids, etc.

Directors: John Bowab
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Pills
star
8.73
11 votes

#19 - Pills

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/5/1997

Grace becomes addicted to pain pills. Russell accuses his friends of being disloyal when they shop at the new mall instead of his pharmacy.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Waiting for Peugeot
star
8.73
11 votes

#20 - Waiting for Peugeot

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/12/1997

Jimmy goes against Grace's wishes when he buys Quentin a car. Grace runs into an old boyfriend who wants to renew their relationship.

Directors: David Trainer
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Finders Keepers
star
8.73
11 votes

#21 - Finders Keepers

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/23/1997

During a tornado, a sack of money ends up at Grace's house. When she returns it to the owner, $20k is missing, and everyone accuses Grace of stealing it.

Directors: David Trainer
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Riverboat Queen
star
8.73
11 votes

#22 - Riverboat Queen

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/30/1997

Grace and DC work out a plan to get a building construction bid which doesn't interest the developer who is looking for a more personal deal. Russell and Dot go on another date where Russell reveals his fantasy while hypnotized.

Directors: Jimmy Hampton
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Fall from Grace
star
8.73
11 votes

#23 - Fall from Grace

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/3/1998

Grace (who has a fear of heights) has to rescue a coworker who's stranded up on a construction beam. Quentin tries to fix a car engine with some "help" from his friends.

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Daddy's Girl
star
8.69
13 votes

#24 - Daddy's Girl

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/3/1996

The title refers to Rick's daughter, Amy, who is rather ill-mannered and not Grace's cup of tea, but controls Rick.

Directors: Michael Lessac
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Head Games
star
8.69
13 votes

#25 - Head Games

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/20/1996

Quentin creates the impression at school that he is seriously ill and Grandma Jean has a new beau with an amazing past.

Directors: John Bowab
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