The BEST Episodes of Graves

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2021

Network: EPIX

Former two-term President Richard Graves embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves decides it’s finally time for her to pursue her own political ambitions.

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Not Giants, But Windmills

#1 - Not Giants, But Windmills

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 18, 2016

At a Republican convention, Graves enlists Isaiah’s help to quell dangerous rumors about Margaret’s relationship with Jonathan Dalton. Margaret manages infighting among her team as she prepares to officially announce her candidacy at the convention. Olivia and Jeremy feel the pressure as the FBI starts asking questions about their connection to Arturo. Treadwell escapes his security escort and leaves his mother’s hospital room on a mission.

star 8.23
159 votes
That Dare Not Speak

#2 - That Dare Not Speak

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 2016

Graves is forced to acknowledge that his views are on the wrong side of history as he reluctantly attends his speechwriter’s marriage…to another man. Meanwhile, Olivia falls deeper in love with Arturo and Margaret gets a surprising call from an old friend with benefits, tech billionaire Jonathan Dalton. Isaiah tries to prep Jeremy for a local morning news show but he’s more interested in throwing a party.

star 8.12
198 votes
Lions in Winter

#3 - Lions in Winter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2016

­After learning his longtime friend and political ally ex-U.K. Prime Minister Trevor Lloyd is dying of cancer, Graves takes off to see him in Baltimore for one last adventure. Isaiah and Sammy join him, and Isaiah gets a peek behind the curtain when she takes him to visit her family. Olivia enlists Jeremy’s help when she realizes she’s in over her head with Arturo and Margaret finds herself falling into familiar patterns as she and Dalton strategize on her campaign.

star 8.07
227 votes
Nothing Can Come From Nothing

#4 - Nothing Can Come From Nothing

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 2016

The family deals with the repercussions of Graves’ unorthodox show of support for Mexican immigrants, and Graves encourages a federal bureaucrat to grant amnesty to a group of illegal immigrants who have sought refuge at his ranch.

star 7.99
206 votes
Through a Glass Gravely

#5 - Through a Glass Gravely

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 2016

With Christmas around the corner, Graves travels across state lines to convince Isaiah to come back to his staff. Olivia calls Jeremy for help during an unexpected, life-changing crisis. Margaret sets up her campaign office and discovers that her kooky opponent may be more of a challenge than she’d anticipated. Treadwell visits his mother during his supervised furlough.

star 7.95
156 votes
You Started Everything

#6 - You Started Everything

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2016

The family and staff try unsuccessfully to prevent Graves from finding out that Martin Treadwell, the man who tried to assassinate him 25 years ago, is seeking a furlough to visit his dying mother. Margaret is approached by the Republican Party and invited to launch a Senate campaign, while Isaiah and Olivia get too close for Isaiah's comfort.

star 7.90
229 votes
In His Labyrinth

#7 - In His Labyrinth

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 22, 2017

Graves and Isaiah go elk-hunting. Margaret searches for her husband so he will be by her side when the primary results are revealed. Olivia considers having a home birth and Jeremy gets advice as his TV talk show goes nightly.

star 7.83
105 votes
The Careless Giant

#8 - The Careless Giant

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2016

Graves tries to rectify mistakes he made dealing with Native American groups during his presidency, and Isaiah’s burgeoning relationship with Sammy becomes collateral damage during the adventure. Jeremy speaks at Treadwell’s furlough hearing and makes a new friend in the process. Margaret and Olivia give each other the confidence boost they both need: Olivia with her divorce proceedings and Margaret with her decision to run for Senate.

star 7.82
174 votes
TV Is The Shepherd

#9 - TV Is The Shepherd

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 4, 2016

The family welcomes the America 360 (a 60 Minutes-like new magazine with host Martin Bashir) team into their home for an hour-long special on Graves’ post-presidential life. While presenting themselves as a picture-perfect family, Olivia discovers she’s pregnant as Jeremy’s burgeoning career as a political commentator – built on spiteful comments he made on air about his father – begins to heat up. Pushed to his limits by the family’s shenanigans, Isaiah makes a decision about his future.

star 7.80
158 votes
A Tincture of Madness

#10 - A Tincture of Madness

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 20, 2016

Concerned about her husband’s strange behavior, Margaret arranges for a therapist to visit the Graves home and hold a session for the family… that does not go smoothly. While news of Treadwell’s furlough hearing sends Jeremy into an adrenaline-fueled rage, Olivia acts out over her impending divorce. Sammy and Isaiah grow closer as she fights with her deadbeat boyfriend.

star 7.75
167 votes
Evil Good and Good Evil

#11 - Evil Good and Good Evil

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2016

Expected to spend his retired years living quietly outside Santa Fe, NM, former President Richard Graves spins out into an existential crisis when he realizes that the policies of his time in office 25 years ago have messed up the country and decides to go on a journey to right his administration’s wrongs.

star 7.73
275 votes
They Die Happier

#12 - They Die Happier

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 3, 2017

Graves and Isaiah take the family jet on a rogue diplomatic mission. Margaret has an existential crisis after the debate gaffe. Jeremy visits a yoga retreat. A music producer arrives to assess if Samantha could be the next big thing.

star 7.63
78 votes
The Opposite of People

#13 - The Opposite of People

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 2017

Graves and Isaiah take a chaotic trip to Graves's childhood home, while Margaret hits the campaign trail and is challenged by incumbent Senator Jerry North. Olivia fabricates a story about her baby's father. Jeremy is rattled by rumors.

star 7.56
108 votes
Spark Meets Gasoline

#14 - Spark Meets Gasoline

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2017

Graves makes amends the only way he can. Margaret's Senate race comes to an end. Isaiah pursues what matters most. Olivia hosts a brunch for her in-laws, who make her a surprising offer. Jeremy takes to the stage and Samantha goes on tour.

star 7.56
73 votes
Something Left To Love

#15 - Something Left To Love

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 5, 2017

Graves reunites with his first wife who reminds him of his idealistic youth. Margaret throws a lavish baby shower for Olivia. Jeremy hires a private eye to quell rumors. Isaiah secretly submits Samantha's song to a radio network.

star 7.54
89 votes
Not All Who Wander Are Lost

#16 - Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2017

Graves rights mistakes from his past. Margaret reconnects with her relatives. Olivia purchases a house and receives an unexpected visit. Isaiah has doubts, Jeremy has a revelation, and Samantha takes the spotlight.

star 7.49
72 votes
Cradle to the Graves

#17 - Cradle to the Graves

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 2017

The entire family is on board for Olivia's home birth. A distraught Jeremy undergoes a psychotherapy session, then insists that Margaret discuss who his father really is.

star 7.48
86 votes
Half a World Gone Mad

#18 - Half a World Gone Mad

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 22, 2017

Graves works on his autobiography in seclusion. Isaiah visits to bring him back. Margaret Graves competes in the primaries with the help of her new campaign team. Olivia and Samantha develop a friendship, while Jeremy embraces his TV success.

star 7.43
138 votes
Delights of My Suffering

#19 - Delights of My Suffering

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 12, 2017

Graves returns to the White House for a state dinner. Margaret networks with politicos but is pestered by Jerry North. Jeremy buddies up with tech billionaire Jonathan Dalton. Isaiah prepares a sushi feast for Katie.

star 7.40
95 votes
All the King's Horses

#20 - All the King's Horses

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 26, 2017

Graves takes over baby duty to help a frustrated Olivia. Margaret commits a televised blunder at the Senatorial Debate. Jeremy receives the paternity test results. Sammy's song goes into rotation.

star 7.26
74 votes