The BEST episodes of grown-ish

Every episode of grown-ish ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of grown-ish!

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.

Last Updated: 5/28/2024Network: FreeformStatus: Ended
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Know Yourself
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7.97
69 votes

#1 - Know Yourself

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/25/2021

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.

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Empire State of Mind
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7.97
59 votes

#2 - Empire State of Mind

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/24/2022

It’s graduation, and the Johnson family wasn’t going to miss Zoey’s big day! The crew comes together to celebrate their four years together and toast their post-graduation plans.

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It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp
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7.93
196 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/7/2018

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.

Directors: Marta Cunningham
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Back & Forth
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7.91
180 votes

#4 - Back & Forth

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/28/2018

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

Directors: Steven Caple Jr.
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Who Do You Love?
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7.90
70 votes

#5 - Who Do You Love?

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/18/2021

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.

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A BOY IS A GUN*
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7.86
66 votes

#6 - A BOY IS A GUN*

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/5/2021

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.

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Over My Head
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7.85
62 votes

#7 - Over My Head

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/4/2021

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.

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Addiction
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7.83
42 votes

#8 - Addiction

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/8/2023

Junior convinces the crew to do a digital detox, but it proves harder than they expected. Annika is determined to win in hopes of defying allegations that she's basic. Aaron is nervous that he and Symone are getting too friendly.

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Grown
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7.83
18 votes

#9 - Grown

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/22/2024

Bon Voyage to the Cal U Titans! Old friends and new reunite on a yacht to celebrate Andre’s graduation, but will Andre’s party be ruined by his real-world responsibilities? Aaron confronts Zoey about their future.

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Drunk In Love
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7.82
60 votes

#10 - Drunk In Love

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/15/2021

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.

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Dreams and Nightmares
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7.80
115 votes

#11 - Dreams and Nightmares

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/7/2019

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

Directors: Kabir Akhtar
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Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
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7.80
59 votes

#12 - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/12/2021

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.

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Crew Love
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7.79
184 votes

#13 - Crew Love

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/21/2018

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.”

Directors: Pete Chatmon
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Face the World
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7.78
124 votes

#14 - Face the World

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/6/2019

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.

Directors: Eric Dean Seaton
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Unbreak My Heart
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7.77
221 votes

#15 - Unbreak My Heart

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/7/2018

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.

Writer: Kara Brown
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OK Not To Be OK
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7.76
59 votes

#16 - OK Not To Be OK

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/17/2022

Jazz resumes therapy after a series of setbacks, causing her to grapple with cultural and personal perceptions surrounding mental health. Ana and Aaron innocently reconnect over their past, which makes Zoey and Vivek spin out.

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Can’t Let You Go
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7.76
63 votes

#17 - Can’t Let You Go

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/3/2022

Jack and Diane come visit Zoey on campus for a school project. Meanwhile, Zoey and Luca try to figure out their working relationship. Tensions rise between Kiela and Doug.

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Daddy Lessons
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7.73
60 votes

#18 - Daddy Lessons

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/29/2021

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.

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Only Human
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7.72
109 votes

#19 - Only Human

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/24/2019

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.

Directors: Molly McGlynn
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All In Love Is Fair
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7.72
61 votes

#20 - All In Love Is Fair

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/11/2021

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

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Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
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7.71
34 votes

#21 - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/12/2023

Zaara grows frustrated when Andre starts treating her like a therapist instead of a friend. Kiela and Annika are surprised by how much they enjoy game night at the sober dorms. Doug urges Aaron to sit with his feelings.

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A Peace of Light
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7.70
64 votes

#22 - A Peace of Light

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/19/2021

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.

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Who Gon Stop Me
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7.70
204 votes

#23 - Who Gon Stop Me

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/28/2018

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

Directors: Eric Dean Seaton
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Let Go
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7.69
32 votes

#24 - Let Go

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/23/2023

Andre and Annika mix business with pleasure as Andre tries his hand at negotiating a high-stakes contract on her behalf. Aaron takes his new relationship to the next level but with painful results.

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Money Trees
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7.68
38 votes

#25 - Money Trees

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/25/2023

Junior realizes he’s not earning enough money, so he focuses all his efforts on a new stock market side hustle. Aaron’s students accuse him of being a sellout. Lauryn stops singing to focus on a “real job.”

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