The BEST Episodes of Grace Under Fire
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - Road to Nowhere
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.
#2 - A Car and a Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 25, 1994
Grace's car is on its last legs and she goes shopping for a replacement. A neighbor is irate when she catches Libby kissing her son.
#3 - A Holly, Jolly Christmas
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 1996
Christmas brings surprise for Grace about Quentin.
#5 - Redeeming Jimmy
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 1996
Jimmy wants to turn his life around, so Grace gets him a job at the refinery.
#6 - Rob vs. Jimmy
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 6, 1997
Jimmy begins to get jealous of Rob's relationship with the kids. Grace has a birthday.
#7 - A River Runs Through Him
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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.
#8 - Love Thy Neighbor
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 21, 1996
The new Afro-American neighbors are coming for dinner.
#9 - Good Neighbor Sam
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 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.
#10 - Positively Hateful
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.
#11 - Birthin' Babies
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 19, 1997
Grace brings Rob home to meet her kids just as Nadine announces that the baby's on its way.
#12 - Movin' on Down
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 1995
Downsizing becomes a problem for Grace as she discovers that her job was not eliminated but usurped by her boss.
#13 - Pregnant Pause
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 1996
Nadine has some big news for Grace.
#14 - Grace's New Job
Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired May 7, 1997
Grace gets a new job at an advertising company and shockingly, her misery brings something new and improved.
#15 - Matthew, Come Home
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 1995
Grace introduces her first son to her other kids, but it doesn't go well.
#16 - Mr. Mullen's Opus
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 3, 1996
While working for a crisis hot-line, Grace encounters the nasty janitor, Mullens, again and he hasn't improved.
#17 - Jimmy Moves in
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 12, 1997
Jimmy offers to move into the garage apartment.
#18 - Grace Tests Out
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 4, 1996
Grace has to choose between her job at the refinery or continuing her education.
#19 - Thanks for Nothing
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 1995
Grace is annoyed by the friendliness of Rick and Jean, whose husband has gone fishing, at the Thanksgiving feast.
#20 - Dating Buddies
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#21 - Pills
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.
#22 - Waiting for Peugeot
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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.
#23 - Finders Keepers
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.
#24 - Riverboat Queen
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.
#25 - Fall from Grace
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.