The Best Episodes of Ideal
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
Moz is a small-time (hash only) drug dealer. He rarely sets foot outside the confines of his squalid Manchester flat he shares with his long-suffering girlfriend Nicki. He's a lazy slob basically - as Nicki comments, "Jesus, Moz. I've seen coma victims with more 'get-up-and-go'". The series provides a window onto his life, and the bizarre sequence of people who come round to score from him. His dealer is a dodgy copper, his girlfriend is fed up with him, and he has visits from a silent man who wears a cartoon mask.
#2 - The Birthday
Season 4 - Episode 6
Nicki's birthday party doesn't go entirely according to plan. Moz splits up with Jenny, Nicki splits up with PC and mysterious neighbour "Fist" kidnaps Kim and Miko.
#3 - The Set-Up
Season 3 - Episode 6
With Nicki out celebrating her hen night, Moz reluctantly agrees to help the Police Constable to set-up Stemroach. Meanwhile Cartoon Head and Psycho Paul have an evil plan all their own.
#4 - The Past
Season 4 - Episode 2
Moz reminisces about 1993, the year he first moved into the flat.
#5 - The Secret
Season 4 - Episode 4
Despite Moz and Jenny's best efforts to keep thier affair secret it seems everybody knows what's going on
#6 - The Wedding
Season 3 - Episode 8
It's the morning of Moz's wedding and he's woken up next to another woman. Now all he has to do is get rid of her, overcome his nerves, deflect the advances of a very demanding Judith and save Brian from a psychopathic Christian.
#8 - The Delivery
Season 2 - Episode 7
PC warns Moz of an imminent drugs bust, so the dealer embarks on an unscheduled spring-cleaning exercise as he sets out to destroy all the evidence in his flat. Meanwhile, Colin falls in love, and Nicki goes into labour.
#9 - The War
Season 4 - Episode 5
As the war with the Triad heats up, Psycho Paul turns Moz's flat into a bootcamp.
#10 - The Night
Season 3 - Episode 1
Moz tries to hide his dope dealing from the born again Christian builders working in his flat, and lack of sleep is making Nicki hallucinate. Judith the 'reformed' necrophiliac is seen dragging heavy sacks up the stairs into her flat.
#11 - The Housewarming
Season 6 - Episode 8
While Nicki throws a monster fancy dress party, Tilly hosts a pretentious soiree upstairs. Moz is desperately trying to scrape together the ransom money to release his kidnapped dad.
#13 - The Paintings
Season 7 - Episode 4
Mistakenly believing Moz to be an avant garde artist, Tilly arranges for him have an exhibition. Jess and Cartoon Head experiment with ketamine and find themselves way out of their depth.
#14 - The Business
Season 6 - Episode 1
After nine months away, Moz and Jenny return to find Nicki has taken over the business.
#15 - The Money
Season 2 - Episode 8
Nicki wants to leave Moz, while Judith wants to go out with him. An assortment of customers are eager to hand over their money and PC is spoiling for a fight. But the dealer is more concerned with whether the fire brigade are going to show up.
#16 - The Christians
Season 3 - Episode 2
The Police Constable has fallen in love with China, Nicki thinks she's losing her mind and Brian has turned into a Goth. Meanwhile, Moz is forced to perform an exorcism on Jenny the child minder.
#17 - The Passports
Season 5 - Episode 6
Moz and Jenny get ready to try and leave the country with stolen passports. When a strange crate arrives from Russia, Psycho Paul's human trafficking plans don't go to plan.
#18 - The Party
Season 1 - Episode 6
Its Moz's birthday, and all Nicki has bought him is a sandwich and some chocolate, so she decides to throw him a party in the flat.
#19 - The American
Season 6 - Episode 2
Moz and Jenny's plans to move to Italy are thrown into disarray when Moz learns he has been removed from the most wanted list. Brian is dumped by his transgender boyfriend, Nathaniel.
#22 - The Pains
Season 4 - Episode 1
When Moz suffers a suspected heart attack, his girlfriend Nicki re-ignites her affair with the PC.
#23 - The Television
Season 4 - Episode 7
It's all change for Moz as Nicki moves out and new love Jenny moves in. When Keith finally delivers a new widescreen TV it's almost too big to fit in the flat.
#24 - The Chance
Season 5 - Episode 5
Colin and Carmel's wedding day arrives. To escape getting a prison sentence Moz considers leaving the country. Brian finds something out that he was not expecting about his new boyfriend.
#25 - The Lapse
Season 6 - Episode 5
With Jenny away, Moz finds himself falling for the charms of both his ex-girlfriend Nicki and his sophisticated American neighbour Tilly.