The BEST Episodes of grown-ish

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Network: Freeform

grown-ish, a ‘black-ish’ spinoff series, follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

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Know Yourself

#1 - Know Yourself

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2021

Vivek has a new experience with Heidi, and Aaron and Doug struggle to adjust their views on sexuality and masculinity. Nomi and her new baby, Luna, return to Cal U. Junior shows up to fight for Sky.

star 8.07
61 votes

#2 - A BOY IS A GUN*

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2021

After an unarmed Black man is shot by police, the crew reacts in different ways to the news. Kiela and Doug butt heads when she wants to use his party to raise awareness.

star 8.06
52 votes
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See

#3 - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2021

The crew hits the streets of Los Angeles to fight for racial justice and equality. Nomi confronts her White Fragility, while Ana and Javi reach a boiling point in their relationship.

star 8.04
46 votes
Daddy Lessons

#4 - Daddy Lessons

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 29, 2021

After learning about his expulsion, Vivek dreads telling his parents about his failures. Dealing with the aftermath of Mexico, Dre questions Zoey’s recent choices. Meanwhile, Doug meets Kiela, a new resident at Hawkins.

star 8.02
47 votes
Over My Head

#5 - Over My Head

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 4, 2021

Zoey wonders if she’s cut out for the real world after becoming the subject of a nasty rumor at work. Nomi sees Phil for the first time in a year and debates whether to tell him about Luna. Doug plans a house party to cheer on Jazz and Sky in their Olympic-qualifying race.

star 8.00
53 votes
Back & Forth

#6 - Back & Forth

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 28, 2018

Zoey has a big decision to make about her love life, and everyone has an opinion about it.

star 7.97
186 votes
Writers: Danny Segal, Isaac Schamis
It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp

#7 - It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

Jazz and Sky struggle to hit a dating stride in a college landscape. Meanwhile, Zoey and Luca attempt to buckle down to complete a project.

star 7.96
203 votes
Writers: Hale Rothstein, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk
Who Do You Love?

#8 - Who Do You Love?

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2021

With the support of the senior class, Aaron turns his graduation ceremony into a protest against the University’s investment in private prisons. Zoey debates backing away from Aaron … but is that what they both want? Meanwhile, Jazz and Doug make a decision about their relationship.

star 7.95
60 votes
Dreams and Nightmares

#9 - Dreams and Nightmares

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 7, 2019

As the gang’s sophomore year ends, bottled up emotions start to unravel, causing rifts in friendships, relationships, and some interesting reconciliations.

star 7.88
110 votes
Directors: Kabir Akhtar
Writers: Jenifer Rice-Genzuk
Unbreak My Heart

#10 - Unbreak My Heart

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 7, 2018

After going through a traumatic breakup, Zoey begins partying to get out of her feelings, but when a power blackout on campus forces her to stay in for the night, she must confront her true feelings in order to begin the healing process.

star 7.87
240 votes
Writers: Kara Brown
Face the World

#11 - Face the World

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 6, 2019

Zoey has to deal with the repercussions of her previous academic decisions. Zoey tries to prevent Dre and Pops from attending CalU’s Parents Weekend. Meanwhile, everyone else has their own drama to face.

star 7.86
116 votes
Writers: Jenifer Rice-Genzuk
A Peace of Light

#12 - A Peace of Light

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 19, 2021

When Zoey’s ideas are used without credit by her boss, she debates whether to speak up and risk her internship or sit silently. Jazz seeks medical leave from the track team by going to therapy. Aaron tries to make a good impression.

star 7.85
48 votes
Only Human

#13 - Only Human

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 24, 2019

Aaron is affected deeply when he learns one of his residents was possibly contemplating suicide and decides to bring awareness to black mental health on campus. With the campuswide "Fundie Run" on the horizon, Jazz and Sky let the competition get the best of them. Meanwhile, Zoey hones in on why fashion is so important to her.

star 7.83
103 votes
Directors: Molly McGlynn
Writers: Richard Brandon Manus
All In Love Is Fair

#14 - All In Love Is Fair

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 2021

Zoey wrestles with the status of her relationship with Aaron. Sky and Jazz return from the Olympic trials and struggle to say goodbye.

star 7.82
51 votes
Drunk In Love

#15 - Drunk In Love

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2021

While in Mexico, Zoey and Aaron find themselves in trouble following their first night out as a couple. Ana debates with Jazz about Javi and the status of their relationship. Doug and Luca continue on their excursion with two local ladies.

star 7.81
48 votes
Crew Love

#16 - Crew Love

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 21, 2018

The crew gets ready for Freshman Formal, and Zoey, Aaron and Luca confront their issues with modern-day relationships. Meanwhile, Jazz revels in a new relationship and Ana realizes she’s the tamest of the group in a game of “Never Have I Ever.”

star 7.80
191 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: Hale Rothstein, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk
You Beat Me to the Punch

#17 - You Beat Me to the Punch

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 2, 2021

At a luau party with the crew, Zoey accepts Luca’s career advice, making Aaron uncomfortable. Doug and Kiela navigate a roadblock in their relationship, while Vivek tries to help Nomi and Ana take their minds off the LSATs.

star 7.79
43 votes
Who Gon Stop Me

#18 - Who Gon Stop Me

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 2018

Cal U. goes into lockdown after a drug dealer is shot on campus, causing Vivek to get sucked into the intense underground drug world.

star 7.75
215 votes
Writers: Alexandra Decas, Melanie Kirschbaum

#19 - Damn

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 23, 2020

The crew tries their best to cope with a shocking surprise, but another unexpected bomb sends Zoey into a spiral.

star 7.73
83 votes

#20 - Starboy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 17, 2018

Zoey makes a deal with Dean Parker to tutor the star basketball player in order to get a letter of recommendation, but her friends seem to think the relationship is something more.

star 7.73
296 votes
Writers: Chad Sanders, Elaine Welteroth
Hard Place

#21 - Hard Place

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 28, 2021

As her relationship with Javi heats up, Ana makes a discovery about him that challenges her entire belief system. Meanwhile, Aaron learns about Cal U’s investment in private prisons, challenging him to reconnect with his activist roots.

star 7.73
59 votes
Close Friends

#22 - Close Friends

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 30, 2020

Nomi challenges Zoey to try to be friends with Luca after their breakup. Zoey is forced to consider the question, “Is it possible to be friends with your ex?” Meanwhile, Jazz and Doug help Vivek navigate the world of dating apps.

star 7.72
82 votes
If You're Reading This It's Too Late

#23 - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 10, 2018

Zoey is elated when it seems like her crush has feelings for her, but starts to worry he may see things differently when she receives a late night “U up?” text.

star 7.71
307 votes
Writers: Hale Rothstein

#24 - Canceled

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 2021

After Luca calls out Zoey’s boss on social media, Zoey tries to regain control over cancel culture, but things backfire. Jazz and Des grow closer as Jazz teaches herself to lean on Sky less.

star 7.69
49 votes

#25 - Demons

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2021

The gang finally return to Cal U after a global pandemic stalls their senior year. In order to graduate, Zoey needs to secure an internship and must face Rochelle in the process.

star 7.69
45 votes