The BEST Episodes of Half & Half
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2021
Essence Atkins and Rachel True star as half-sisters Mona and Dee Dee, who have only one thing in common: their father. Growing up separately, these two virtual strangers suddenly become neighbors in the same San Francisco apartment building, and experience the challenges of sisterhood for the first time. Two half-sisters living under one roof with one very big problem – each other!
#1 - The Big Pilot Episode
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2002
Mona, a self-reliant record executive, is set to move into the penthouse apartment that her father has always promised her. But her plans of getting settled in her new apartment soon come to an end when she learns that her spoiled half sister, Dee Dee, and Dee Dee's overbearing mother also lay claim to the apartment. The sisters' relationship is further strained when Dee Dee inadvertently attracts a man whom Mona was pining for.
#2 - The Big Dose of Reality Episode
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2002
In an attempt to win Mona's respect and stop living off her father's largesse, Dee Dee takes a job as a waitress. Meanwhile, Phyllis persuades Mona to give a video-dating service a try.
#3 - The Big Award Episode
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2002
Dee Dee persuades Mona to attend a banquet that's being held in honor of their father, but the experience reminds Mona that she's the odd one out within her dad's ""new"" family.
#4 - The Big Ex-pectations Episode
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2002
Dee Dee is smitten with her new beau, but the romance sours when she learns that he and Mona dated in high school. Although Mona gives her blessing to the union, she soon changes her mind.
#5 - The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 2002
Mona and Phyllis attend Thanksgiving dinner at Big Dee Dee's, where Mona's grandmother is the guest of honor. But Dee Dee becomes jealous when she learns the older woman showers Mona with affection. Meanwhile, Phyllis and Big Dee Dee make a deal; and Spencer blurts out one of Mona's secrets to her mother.
#6 - The Big Undercover Lover Episode
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 28, 2005
Mona tries to comfort Dee Dee after Carter appears on a talk show and says that he is seeing someone. When she later discovers that Dee Dee and Carter have secretly reunited, an angry Mona declares that she will not help Dee Dee pick up the pieces after the new ""casual"" relationship fails. Meanwhile, Spencer tries to get into photography in the hopes of getting rich; and Dee Dee and Big Dee Dee face a crisis involving their hair stylist.
#7 - The Big Forget-Me-Not Episode
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2002
When Dee Dee befriends Spencer, Mona becomes concerned that her sister is stealing her best friend. Meanwhile, Mona leads Dee Dee and Spencer into believing she is still dating Brian the exterminator even though he hasn't call her after their very hot date.
#8 - The Big Crappy Birthday Episode
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2002
Dee Dee attempts to get closer to Mona by planning a joint birthday party, reminding Mona of bad memories from their childhood. Meanwhile, Dee Dee unwittingly reveals that Phyllis lied to Mona about things that have shaped her world view since she was young; and, as a birthday gift, Phyllis finally tells Mona the truth.
#9 - The Big Pimpin' Episode
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2002
Mona's music-video shoot for a rapper may end in disaster when he refuses to leave the dressing roomâ€”until he meets Dee Dee. While Mona is pleased with the rapper's newfound enthusiasm for the shoot, she soon begins to worry that he's using Dee Dee.
#10 - The Big Sistah Sans Soul Episode
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2002
While at a club with Spencer, Mona meets the hunky Miles. They hit it off, but their budding romance quickly trips up over matters of taste: For one, she enjoys Dawson's Creek, while he prefers BET. After a night on the dance floor, where Mona displays her lack of rhythm, Miles breaks up with her for not being ""black enough."" In an attempt to win him back, Mona remakes herself into what Dee Dee calls ""a Nubian disco queen.""
#11 - The Big Upsetting Set-up Episode
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2002
When Mona and Dee Dee set Spencer up on blind date with a woman they met from the gym, Spencer falls for her hard and fast. But when Mona finds out the girl is only using Spencer to get back at her ex, she tries to warn him -- only he thinks Mona is jealous.
#12 - The Big Falling for It Episode
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 21, 2003
Mona drags Dee Dee to a self-defense class, where she accidentally hurts her little sister while practicing a back flip. Overwhelmed with guilt, she waits on Dee Dee hand and foot, unaware that Dee Dee's milking the injury.
#13 - The Big 'I Have a Dream' Episode
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 21, 2003
Mona becomes antsy about her friendship with Spencer after she has a romantic dream about him. Meanwhile, Dee Dee---who thinks the dream was about a woman---introduces Mona to a lesbian friend of hers.
#14 - The Big Much 'I Do' About Nothing Episode
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 28, 2003
When Mona has Spencer masquerade as her beau at a friend's wedding, Spencer realizes that he has romantic feelings for her, and has had them since college. Meanwhile, Dee Dee dumps her boyfriend when she learns he has matrimony on the mind.
#15 - The Big Don't Leave Me This Way Episode
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2004
Mona must work long hours as she prepares a major presentation for Kai about her talent search idea. She begins to lose touch with her family and friends, as she misses out on Dee Dee's weekly parties and is unaware of major news like Spencer getting a new girlfriend and Phyllis and Ray deciding to live together. Mona makes an effort to better balance her personal and professional lives, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, Adam, upset that being gay is no longer the ""in"" thing, decides that he is going to be straight.
#16 - The Big Not So Loyal Family Episode
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 25, 2004
Dee Dee is furious to discover that Mona has become friends with Dee Dee's rival, Stephanie Seymour, after meeting her through a work event. Dee Dee insists that Mona should dislike the same people that she does because it is her duty as a sister. Mona tricks the duo into having tea with her in the hopes of getting them to make peace, but things do not exactly go the way she had planned. Meanwhile, a rejected applicant for the talent search refuses to take no for an answer.
#17 - The Big In with the In Crowd Episode
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 2002
Dee Dee invites Mona to a ""girls night"" with her friends, but Mona instantly feels out of place amidst the ritzy women. When Dee Dee gives Mona an expensive purse, Mona deduces that her half-sister is trying to make her over. Meanwhile, Spencer is attracted to one of Dee Dee's friends.
#18 - The Big Hit It and Quit It Episode
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 20, 2003
When Dee Dee becomes frustrated with Neil because he does not seem interested in getting intimate, he divulges that he is celibate. Meanwhile, Mona is under pressure at work and takes up smoking again, but she is too embarrassed to admit it and tries to hide it from her family.
#20 - The Big Game of Love Episode
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2003
Mona fears a lonely Valentine's Day, but her tears may be for naught when two men from her (recent) past both ask her on dates. Also, Dee Dee is miffed that Neil would choose work over her. Meanwhile, Big Dee Dee is angry with her husband, who also chooses work over her.
#21 - The Big Phat Mouth Episode (1)
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 2003
When Mona mistakes a dinner date with a handsome reporter as a personal affair, she unwittingly gets quoted in a music magazine saying disparaging things about one of her music label's artists that ends up getting her fired. Meanwhile, Dee Dee utilizes her law school knowledge to try to get the story retracted.
#22 - The Big Phat Mouth Episode (2)
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 18, 2003
While Mona struggles to find work after poisoning her reputation in the record industry, the reporter whose article got her fired tries to make amends and sets up a meeting for Mona to plead her case to Big Phat Slim Jim, the artist she disparaged, in hopes of getting her old job back. Meanwhile, Mona's family and friends offer their encouragement and support in their own special ways during her difficult job search.
#23 - The Big Mixed Up Mojo Episode
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 17, 2003
In a strange reversal of fortunes, Dee Dee's charmed life seems to hit an unlucky streak at every turn while, ironically, the usually pessimistic Mona's life becomes auspicious from one moment to the next. When Dee Dee starts doubting herself after failing her assigned mock-court competition at school, with Mona's help she manages to regain her waning confidence by confronting a crooked businessman.
#24 - The Big Sexy Shame Episode
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 24, 2003
Mona dates a hunk whose looks almost compensate for his lack of brains. As a result, she tries to hide him from her friends and family, but the effort is for naught when they're invited to her father's dinner party for a U.S. senator.
#25 - The Big Mother of a Mother's Day Episode
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 2003
For Mother's Day weekend, Big Dee Dee and Dee Dee vacation at an exclusive spa. Not to be outdone, Phyllis and Mona do the same, and end up in the room next door. The weekend quickly goes from weird to worse when Dee Dee blurts out that she wishes her mom was more like Phyllis.