The WORST episodes of Grace Under Fire

Every episode of Grace Under Fire ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 2/8/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
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Memphis Bound
star
7.08
12 votes

#1 - Memphis Bound

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/29/1995

Faith and Grace drive to Memphis for their sister's wedding, with Russell who wants to see Graceland and a stranger who somewhat resembles Elvis keeps in touch with Grace.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Digging Up the Dirt
star
7.43
7 votes

#2 - Digging Up the Dirt

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/13/1998

After meeting a salesman at a motel, rumors spread through town about Grace and DC having an affair. After a flippant remark made by Grace turns out to be true, all kinds of rumors about everyone in town are coming out.

Directors: Ron Moseley
Splitsville
star
7.43
14 votes

#3 - Splitsville

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/1994

Nadine and Wade have a marital battle with Grace in the middle. Nadine catches Libby shoplifting.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: G.D. Lundi
Mother & Son & Father Reunion
star
7.50
12 votes

#4 - Mother & Son & Father Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/3/1995

Grace thinks Matthew's father should meet him, but the feeling is not mutual.

Directors: Howard Murray
No Money Down
star
7.57
7 votes

#5 - No Money Down

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/17/1995

Grace and Russell attend a real estate seminar with different objectives: Russell wants a profit, Grace needs material for a school assignment.

Directors: Howard Murray
Writer: Dave Thomas
Pilot
star
7.61
46 votes

#6 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/1993

Grace has divorced her abusive husband and is faced with supporting their three children. In the premiere episode, she takes a job at an oil refinery and dates the local druggist. Quentin gets into fights at school.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: Chuck Lorre
Ka-Boom
star
7.62
13 votes

#7 - Ka-Boom

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/1994

An employee is killed and the plant damaged by an explosion which puts Grace in the secretarial pool until the accident is investigated. Nadine and Wade date.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: J.J. Wall
Say Goodnight, Gracie
star
7.63
16 votes

#8 - Say Goodnight, Gracie

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/1993

Grace's status at the refinery becomes permanent and she gets a raise, but has to take the night shift and will miss the school play Libby is in playing a pork chop.

Directors: Michael Lessac
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Grace in the Middle
star
7.65
20 votes

#9 - Grace in the Middle

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/1993

Wade gets fed up with his job at the phone company and takes a new job as the 'in the air, on the air' reporter.

Writer: Bill Masters
Cold Turkey
star
7.67
12 votes

#10 - Cold Turkey

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1994

It is a lonesome Thanksgiving when her ex takes the kids to the grandparents for the feast, but Libby escapes and the Kelly clan swoops down on Grace.

Directors: Michael Lessac
It Happened One Week
star
7.67
12 votes

#11 - It Happened One Week

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/16/1994

Grace and Ryan have time for themselves when Faith takes the kids to visit their grandparents and the refinery is closed.

Sister, Sister
star
7.68
19 votes

#12 - Sister, Sister

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/1993

Faith asks Grace to talk to Evie, their wild younger sister, but when the three get together, Grace refuses.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: Wayne Lemon
Keeping Faith
star
7.71
14 votes

#13 - Keeping Faith

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/1993

When Grace brings her depressed sister, Faith, home for the holidays, she learns that Faith has been having an affair with a married man.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Watch Now:Amazon
Second Time Around
star
7.71
21 votes

#14 - Second Time Around

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/1993

The 'nice' guy Grace meets, at the behest of Nadine to attend a 'second time around' meeting, turns out to be Nadine's first husband (of three, she married the second twice. Wade is #4).

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: Dava Savel
Watch Now:Amazon
When You Wish Upon a Star
star
7.71
14 votes

#15 - When You Wish Upon a Star

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/2/1994

A romantic weekend in the Windy City is blown away when Ryan fails to show up at the airport on time.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Watch Now:Amazon
The Good, the Bad and the Pharmacist
star
7.72
25 votes

#16 - The Good, the Bad and the Pharmacist

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/1993

Grace is angry when her paycheck is attached to pay the back taxes of her ex-husband; Russell's ex-wife upsets a date with Grace when she decides to return to him.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: Wayne Lemon
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
The Holidays
star
7.75
12 votes

#17 - The Holidays

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/1994

Grace has to contend with her 'down-in-the-dumps' ex-mother-in-law and an invitation to a Christmas dance with Dougie.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Watch Now:Amazon
Valentine's Day
star
7.79
14 votes

#18 - Valentine's Day

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/9/1994

Quentin shows his displeasure when Grace invites Ryan to dinner.

Directors: Howard Murray
Writer: Chuck Lorre
Watch Now:Amazon
Emmet's Secret
star
7.80
10 votes

#19 - Emmet's Secret

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/1995

Grace accidently learns something about Emmet and Wade considers running for city council.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Writer: Donald Beck
Watch Now:Amazon
The Road to Paris, Texas
star
7.80
10 votes

#20 - The Road to Paris, Texas

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/1994

Grace wants to get Nadine back on track, so they take a trip to visit Grace's Aunt Vivian.

Writer: Alan Ball
Watch Now:Amazon
The Good Mother
star
7.82
11 votes

#21 - The Good Mother

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/3/1995

Quentin goes to stay with his father and Grace has a short story published in the local paper.

Directors: Howard Murray
Watch Now:Amazon
Grace and Beauty
star
7.82
11 votes

#22 - Grace and Beauty

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/16/1994

Libby is entered in a beauty pageant with a friend. The two mothers don't hit it off very well. Libby sings "Tomorrow".

Directors: Michael Lessac
Watch Now:Amazon
When It Rains, They Pour
star
7.83
12 votes

#23 - When It Rains, They Pour

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/10/1995

From a dateless state to a flood. All her boyfriends ask her out at the same time.

Directors: Howard Murray
Watch Now:Amazon
June 15, 1997
star
7.83
12 votes

#24 - June 15, 1997

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/1994

Grace lets Quentin and Libby care for themselves while she goes to work. Her new boss makes it clear that he is only concerned with himself and his retirement.

Directors: Michael Lessac
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Smells Like Victory
star
7.86
7 votes

#25 - Smells Like Victory

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/25/1997

Grace worries about how her new job is affecting the children at home.

Writer: Tom Straw
Watch Now:Amazon