The BEST Episodes of Hope & Faith
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
"Hope and Faith" is a comedy about what happens when the fast lane collides with the carpool lane. It's about the moments that make you want to hug your sister... and the times you have to resist the urge to kill her. Hope (Faith Ford, "One Life to Live"), a down-to-earth, happily married mom of three in Columbus, Ohio, had her tidy world up-ended by the arrival of her celebrity sister, Faith (Kelly Ripa, "Live with Regis & Kelly," "All My Children"). Faith was living the high life in Hollywood as a daytime soap opera star until her soap's character, Ashley Storm, was suddenly and unceremoniously killed off on "The Sacred and the Sinful" by her evil twin. After a year under her roof wreaking occasional havoc, Hope can attest that you can kill the diva off on the daytime drama, but you can't take the drama out of the diva.
#1 - Hope's Float
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 2, 2006
Hope reminisces with her family about the first fight she and Charley had during their courtship back in 1985 when they were both in college. Flashbacks to that fateful night reveal that it was also the first time Charley and Faith met. The fireworks begin when Hope cancels her date with Charley to go to a Huey Lewis concert, choosing instead to stay and console Faith, who is distraught after not being cast as the lead in her high school play. Both Charley and Hope think they missed the concert, but as the story is re-told, Hope uncovers some outrageous secrets that Charley and Faith have kept under wraps all these years – not to mention one last surprise that’s revealed about Hope.
#2 - Silent Night, Opening Night
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 2003
Faith is crushed after learning that her role, Ashley Storm, has been recast. Hope, therefore, asks her to help out with Haley's school's holiday play. Faith's coaching techniques, however, cause big problems for the cast (a bunch of children) and Hope. Meanwhile, Charley's attempts to help Justin with a bully are unrewarded when he gets in a fight with the boy's father. There's one catch: the father is a little person who is one of Santa's elves at the mall. Rebecca Budig (All My Children) plays the new Ashley Storm and Danny Woodburn (Mikey from ""Seinfeld"") plays the little person, Hank Peterson.
#3 - Madam President
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 2004
Hope runs for neighborhood association president, with Faith as her campaign manager. Faith's tactics backfire when Hope's opponent, Harry Hannigan, reveals an embarassing video from early in her career. Mimi Rogers plays Annie Hannigan, Harry's sex starved wife whose eyes are on Charley.
#4 - Hope Has No Faith (The Halloween Story)
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2003
On Halloween, Faith meets and falls for a guy named Paolo. Hope, of course, thinks that he is just another idiot, leading her on a spy caper to find out. Back at home, Sydney gives Hayley tips on how to attract her math partner.
#5 - Mismatch
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 13, 2004
Charley's friend from medical school, Kenny, comes to visit. Faith falls for him, but there's one catch. Kenny is a doctor in the war torn desert nation of Djibouti, Africa. When Faith announces that she's moving there with him, Hope intervenes by taking her sister on a camping trip. At the same time, Edwin, Hayley's ""boyfriend"" is jealous of her crush on Kenny.
#6 - Homeless Hal
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 28, 2006
Hope and Faith are shocked to find “Handsome Hal” working as a clerk at the local convenience store. It seems that Hal has fallen on hard times, having been busted for running a scam at his car dealership. After Hope chastises Faith for gloating over his bad luck, Faith invites him to stay with her while he gets back on his feet. Faith immediately regrets her compassionate act when Hal takes over her bedroom and becomes just plain annoying, but then the odd couple decide that her acting talent and his people skills make them the ideal team to audition to be hosts of the Glen Falls morning show. Will the duo have that perfect TV chemistry?
#7 - Jack's Back
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 30, 2004
Jack returns to be comforted by his daughters after being jilted by his fiancee. Faith tries to set him up with her friend Mandi's mother, but he falls for Mandi instead. When Mandi refuses to end the relationship, Faith tries to teach her a lesson by going out with her father.
#8 - Summary Judgment
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2003
When Faith was fired from her soap, she ""accidentally"" burnt down all of the sets. Now, of course, she is ordered to pay $5000 or go to jail. To earn money, she must become Hope's personal assistant, and idea that horrifies both of them.
#9 - Faith Affair-field
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 8, 2005
Some lies lead Faith to believe that Charley is having an extra-marital affair, so she enlists a reluctant Hope to help catch him in the act.
#10 - Anger Management
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2003
At Justin's basketball game, with an idea of good sportsmanship, Hope tries to confront overzealous mom, Sue. The ensuing events land Hope and Faith in anger management, to get out of going to court. Jim Gaffigan guest stars as Brad, the teacher who wants to keep them on the straight and narrow. Back at the old homestead, the kids want to stop mechanically-challenged Charley from fixing the garbage disposal.
#11 - Now and Zen
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 21, 2006
Faith is surprised to spot her ex-husband, “The Gooch”, in her yoga class, having returned from playing baseball in Japan. Although she is still attracted to him, she is shocked to discover he has adopted a Zen lifestyle -- forsaking his sports career, his car, his cell phone and sex for a life of celibacy and meditation. Hope encourages her to move on to other romantic possibilities, such as their attractive yoga instructor, Kiley. However, when Kiley and Faith get too close for comfort, “The Gooch” is overcome by jealousy and is forced to reveal to Faith the truth about his return from Japan.
#12 - The Halloween Party
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2005
There's a neighborhood Halloween party contest between Hope and her neighbor Trudy but what can Faith do when she is invited to Trudy's party as the date for Trudy's rather attractive cousin?
#13 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2003
After being killed of a soap opera, Emmy winner Faith (Kelly Ripa) is forced to move in with her sister, Hope (Faith Ford). Faith turns Hope's organized life upside down and backwards, doing what she thinks is right. After pulling Hope's daughter, Sidney, out of school, Faith must hold a bake sale as Sidney's punishment.....
#14 - Remembrance of Rings Past
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2003
Hope and Faith go to the funeral of their Aunt Dodi, who stole their mother's heirloom ring. When they see Dodi wearing it in the casket ""all hell breaks loose."" Back at the house, Charley tries to get the burglar alarm to stop it's constant sounding, and Hailey catches the ""middle-child blues"".
#15 - Car Commercial
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2003
Kelly Ripa's charasmatic cohost, Regis Philbin, guest stars as shady used car salesman, Handsome Hal Halverson. In the episode, Halverson hires Faith to co-star in his commercial, in exchange for a free car. He soon finds her upstaging him. In an unrelated story, Hope wonders if Charley will remember the anniversary of their first kiss.
#16 - Faith Scare-Field
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2004
Hope and Faith receive an invitation to a Halloween party from their crazy next door neighbor, whom they terrorized as girls. Halloween turns out to be scary when the woman gets her revenge- by trapping the women in a torture chamber.
#17 - A Room of One's Own
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 25, 2005
Hope is discouraged when her mother-in-law, Joyce takes over the household and also she starts to bond with Faith. And then things start to go more bad when Joyce decides to leave her husband. Making Joyce to move in permanently, displacing Faith in the process.
#18 - Daytime Emmys (1)
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2004
Faith and her co-stars from the soap are nominated for a Daytime Emmy and flies to New York City with the family for the ceremony. Her mentor, Jacqueline Karr (Susan Lucci) and ex producer Laura Levisetti (Susan Flannery) reveal a secret plan to replace bring her back to replace her replacement, played by Rebecca Budig. Jacqueline and Laura also have a plan in mind for her return...........Meanwhile, Hope, Charley, and the kids rub elbows with the stars.
#19 - Love & Teeth
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2005
When Faith crack a tooth she makes Charley treat her, despite the fact that they despise each other. or do they? The nitrous oxide he gives Faith makes her "a little baby," and what she says while she's under is very surprising indeed.
#20 - Trade Show
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 7, 2004
Faith's obsession for watching old episodes of her soap opera lead to her replacement (Rebecca Budig) and her love interest, Devon (Cameron Mathison), making fun of her on-air. Fed up with this, Charley insists she contributes to the household and makes her find a job. Hope takes her to Irv Miller (Dominic Chianese), a cheesy talent agent who immediately books her to model in a trade show. It, though, is not the ""fan fest Faith imagined."" Meanwhile, Hailey and Sidney hatch a scheme for Mother's Day. It is the bombshell at the end of the episode, however, that changes Faith's life (and sets us up for the season finale).
#21 - Faith Fairfield: 1980-2005
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2005
When Faith advises Sydney to use a death-in-the-family excuse to get an extension on her term paper, Sydney concocts an extraordinary story that Faith met a tragic end. The media circus that follows restores Faith's celebrity status on television and in the press; however, Faith's attempt to seize the opportunity to make a comeback goes awry when Hope becomes a media darling as her grieving sister.
#22 - Jury Duty
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 5, 2004
Hope gets selected for jury duty, which leaves Faith to try and get picked, also. She thinks of it as another audition. Only Hope is selected, causing Faith to turn the whole trial into a big circus, especially when she plays the toughest role of all: a Judge.
#23 - Hope and Faith Get Randy
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2003
Country singer Clint Black guest stars as Randy Richter, Hope's high school boyfriend who dumped her eighteen years ago. Faith thinks that the only for closure is to show Randy Hope's great life. When sparks unexpectedly fly between Randy and Faith, Hope is surprised by her own reaction. Meanwhile Sydney and Hayley work in secret to repair a giant hole they made in their bedroom wall.
#24 - The Marriage (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2005
After years of being on the single merry-go-round and searching for her soul mate, Faith receives proposals from not one, but two ardent boyfriends - Gary "The Gooch" Gucharez", the sexy former baseball star, and Larry, the romantic and handsome TV news anchor. Will she take the plunge? Will she say "I do"? Yes! But does Hope approve of her sister's decision? It isn't all rose petals on the way to the altar on the Season Premiere of "Hope & Faith"!
#25 - Hope Gets a Job
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 9, 2004
Hope gets a job as a newspaper columnist at a local paper. One day, Faith tags along and automatically also gets a column. To shut Faith up, Hope agrees to a harmless office prank. Is it really harmless? Meanwhile, Sydney tries to cook in conjunction with the Great American Bakesale.