The BEST Episodes of Happy Endings

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

For years, perfect couple Dave and Alex were the core of their group of friends, holding them all together. But when Alex leaves Dave at the altar, the gang must figure out how to deal with the fallout and split their time. Luckily, Alex and Dave realize what they all have together is worth saving. The exes decide that, just because their relationship has changed, it doesn't mean they need to lose each other completely, and as they all adjust to their new reality, they have their friends there to help get them through.

The Marry Prankster

#1 - The Marry Prankster

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 29, 2013

When the gang pranks Max into thinking he won a big lotto jackpot, he vows revenge when they least suspect it. Meanwhile, Brad gets a new job as a CFO, but Jane is not amused when she learns the title is Chief Fun Officer and that Brad is working at a kids' gym.

star 7.99
854 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Gil Ozeri, Jackie Clarke
In the Heat of the Noche

#2 - In the Heat of the Noche

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 29, 2013

Brad uses his skills, plus help from the gang, to prop up Chuckles and Huggs after the gym's loopy owner, Terry tells him it may be closing. Meanwhile, Penny and Max try to break the habit of texting the men in their lives.

star 7.86
774 votes
Directors: Josh Bycel
Writers: Daniel Libman (writer), Matthew Libman
KickBall 2: The Kickening

#3 - KickBall 2: The Kickening

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 2013

Alex signs up the gang to participate in the Northside Kickball Classic tournament. However, self-appointed manager Max has difficulty bringing his players up to scratch.

star 7.86
676 votes
Directors: Gail Lerner
Writers: Gil Ozeri, Jackie Clarke
Of Mice & Jazz-Kwon-Do

#4 - Of Mice & Jazz-Kwon-Do

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 4, 2011

Brad plays matchmaker to a co-worker; Penny regrets inviting Jane to her martial-arts class; Dave helps Alex with odd jobs, leading his friends to think he wants to get back together with her.

star 7.78
1,613 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Rob Kerkovich, Todd Waldman
The Kerkovich Way

#5 - The Kerkovich Way

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 7, 2012

A panicked Alex enlists Jane's help in convincing Dave that something he's certain happened never did using "The Kerkovich Way," an ancient Serbian memory-wiping technique passed down through the Kerkovich clan. Meanwhile, Penny and Max are determined to finally beat an annoyingly perfect couple in the annual Rosalita's Run and Scavenger Hunt.

star 7.77
1,279 votes
Directors: Steven Sprung
Writers: Todd Linden
Brothas & Sisters

#6 - Brothas & Sisters

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 3, 2013

The third Kerkovich sister, Brooke, is the alpha sister of the group, and Jane has the daunting task of planning a wedding for her more perfect and exquisite older sibling. Meanwhile, Brad is having a tough time himself dealing with Brooke's equally more perfect African American fiance, Elliot, and Alex and Dave have a big secret they're hiding.

star 7.77
763 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Josh Bycel, Leila Strachan
No-Ho-Ho

#7 - No-Ho-Ho

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 18, 2012

The gang discovers that Jane has been lying about her birthday, and that she was actually born on Christmas but never liked her natal day being trumped by the holiday. With that in mind, they throw her a celebration that is Christmas-free and all about Jane.

star 7.76
815 votes
Writers: Prentice Penny
To Serb with Love

#8 - To Serb with Love

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 11, 2012

Jane and Alex's parents throw a big celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the family mattress business, and Jane agonizes over coming up with an amusing toast to spring on her humorless dad. Meanwhile, Alex tells Dave that her parents are unaware that they are once again bedfellows, and Max goes looking for a new BFF since Penny's tied up in her relationship with Pete.

star 7.72
833 votes
Directors: Victor Nelli
Writers: Brian Gallivan, Jonathan Groff
Bo Fight

#9 - Bo Fight

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 18, 2011

Alex's string of "girls' nights out" doesn't sit well with Penny; Max pushes Dave to get even.

star 7.72
1,337 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: David Caspe
Bros Before Bros

#10 - Bros Before Bros

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 5, 2013

With the wedding coming up, Penny decides to reach out to her estranged dad Roy. The reunion is sufficiently awkward but Alex encourages Penny to be optimistic, while Jane is more skeptical. Meanwhile, Dave enlists Brad and Max's help in sabotaging "The Brazilian" food truck, a.k.a. Dave's #1 nemesis, but Max accidentally falls for the enemy's son and has to choose between his best friend or boyfriend.

star 7.72
886 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Jason Berger
The Shershow Redemption

#11 - The Shershow Redemption

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 25, 2011

An old friend gets married, and the bride thinks Alex is a jinx; Penny and Derrick pretend to be engaged.

star 7.71
1,609 votes
Writers: Annie Mebane, Sierra Teller Ornelas, Stephen Basilone, Todd Linden
Grinches Be Crazy

#12 - Grinches Be Crazy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2011

Max agrees to dress up as Santa for Penny's charity event. Jane accidently gives housekeeper Gita the envelope stuffed with money for their big Xmas getaway to Turks & Caicos, instead of the $200 Christmas tip she had planned. Dave cashes in all the homemade coupons Alex gave him as gifts from past Christmases.

star 7.71
1,422 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Hilary Winston
Spooky Endings

#13 - Spooky Endings

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2011

Penny, Max, Dave and Alex head to a Halloween warehouse party, where their costumes don't have the effect they anticipated. Meanwhile, Jane and Brad spend their Halloween house sitting for some friends in the suburbs.

star 7.70
1,395 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Daniel Libman (writer), Matthew Libman
The Straight Dope

#14 - The Straight Dope

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 29, 2013

Max meets a cute girl who is a season tickets holder for the Bulls, leaving him no choice but to pretend to be straight. Meanwhile, Alex is tired of everyone dismissing her as the dimwitted blonde, so she becomes well read to prove them wrong and in the process throws off the whole group dynamic.

star 7.69
814 votes
Directors: Steven Sprung
Writers: Dan Rubin, Lon Zimmet
Cocktails & Dreams

#15 - Cocktails & Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 29, 2012

Dave gets a liquor license for his food truck, making it a new hot spot. The gang avoids Dave because his signature drink gives them sex dreams about him.

star 7.68
1,361 votes
Directors: Rob Greenberg
Writers: Daniel Libman (writer), David Caspe, Matthew Libman
Why Can't You Read Me?

#16 - Why Can't You Read Me?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 24, 2011

Alex and Jane's sibling rivalry heats up; Dave dates an attractive woman (Bre Blair) with an unusual quirk; Penny gets an assistant

star 7.68
1,178 votes
Writers: Prentice Penny
The Incident

#17 - The Incident

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 5, 2013

When Max tries out Jane and Alex's long-time hairdresser, Krisjahn, he gets some good salon gossip on the girls, but his loose lips may cause World War III between the Kerkovitch sisters. Meanwhile, the Steak Me Home truck is stolen and Dave and Penny try to figure out whodunit.

star 7.67
792 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Erik Sommers
Your Couples Friends & Neighbors

#18 - Your Couples Friends & Neighbors

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 20, 2011

Jane thinks she and Brad should befriend a sophisticated couple; Max and Dave notice that things are disappearing from their apartment; Alex starts dating an artist.

star 7.67
1,983 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Josh Bycel
Our Best Friend's Wedding

#19 - Our Best Friend's Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2013

In order to get Pete to change his mind about eloping with Penny, wannabe matrimonial coordinator Jane spirits the whole gang to a wedding exposition. Once there, Max and Brad wind up at a gay-marriage part of the expo, while Alex and Dave contemplate their own commitment issues.

star 7.63
710 votes
Directors: Rob Greenberg
Writers: Hilary Winston
Makin' Changes

#20 - Makin' Changes

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2012

Jane encourages Penny to find a man and then change him to suit her expectations. Alex stages an intervention to stop Dave from his obsession with V-neck shirts.

star 7.63
1,322 votes
Writers: Gil Ozeri, Jackie Clarke
You Snooze, You Bruise

#21 - You Snooze, You Bruise

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 21, 2012

Dave finds himself bullied at the gym by Corey, and former bully Alex coaches him on how to fight back. Meanwhile, the residents at Brad and Jane's condo are fed up with Jane being too controlling as president of their home owners' association, and rise up to challenge her for the job.

star 7.62
1,215 votes
Writers: Leila Strachan
Like Father, Like Gun

#22 - Like Father, Like Gun

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 27, 2011

When Brad's dad receives good news on some medical tests, his new view on life is difficult for Brad to accept; Penny meets an attractive Italian, but she can only speak to him when she's drunk.

star 7.61
1,742 votes
Writers: Daniel Libman (writer), Matthew Libman
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral)

#23 - Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 4, 2012

The gang find themselves at yet another wedding, this time the nuptials of Derrick and Eric. Brad struggles to tell Jane something important, Jane tries to find a way to help Eric hide the fact that the pricey reception must be downscaled, and Max tries to find the courage to perform with his old all-male Madonna cover band. Meanwhile, a dateless Penny is sad that she's at another wedding, alone, until she meets cute guy Chris via Skype.

star 7.60
1,120 votes
Directors: Rob Greenberg
Writers: Josh Bycel, Leila Strachan
Full Court Dress

#24 - Full Court Dress

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2011

Jane needs a dress to wear to her charity event, but she's a little leery when Alex offers to design one for her. Penny helps a panicked Max babysit his niece and nephew, and Dave and Brad's new friendship with their oddball mailman, Drew, isn't quite what they had hoped for.

star 7.59
1,474 votes
Writers: Sierra Teller Ornelas
Ordinary Extraordinary Love

#25 - Ordinary Extraordinary Love

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 8, 2013

When a hot young pop star stops in and buys a dress at Alex's store, Penny helps Alex turns it into a press opportunity. Meanwhile, Max is having an identity crisis, so Jane and Derrick take him on a tour of Chicago's themed gay bars to help him find his niche, and Brad and Dave try to be "men" and fix things around the house.

star 7.59
738 votes
Directors: Michael Price
Writers: Daniel Chun