The BEST Episodes of John from Cincinnati

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2020

Network: HBO

From the creator of Deadwood comes this new "surf noir" drama about a dysfunctional Southern California family galvanized by the sudden arrival of two strangers: a man out for revenge and a boy looking for surfing lessons. In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.

His Visit: Day Nine

#1 - His Visit: Day Nine

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 12, 2007

In the first-season finale, Butchie and Kai have a joyous revelation; and Imperial Beach plays host to a makeshift parade.

star 8.03
35 votes
His Visit: Day Eight

#2 - His Visit: Day Eight

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 5, 2007

Mitch seeks helps south of the border; Cissy organizes a search party to find Shaun; Bill loses a trusted source of information; and Palaka's gift ends up with an unintended recipient.

star 7.89
36 votes
His Visit: Day Two

#3 - His Visit: Day Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 17, 2007

Linc tries to infiltrate the Yost inner circle; Barry has a change of heart about the fate of the motel; Shaun has unexpected results when he takes part in a surfing competition; a greasy drug dealer named Steady Freddy arrives to harass Butchie, but changes his tune when bad news arrives, and John claims he's from Cincinnati.

star 7.88
40 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Kem Nunn, David Milch
His Visit: Day One

#4 - His Visit: Day One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 10, 2007

We meet Mitch Yost once a legendary surfer, but now a lonely figure. He has a son Butchie who used to be extraordinary surfer, but now a drug addict junkie, and a 13-year-old grandson Shaun, who may be the next big surfer. As Mitch rinses off by his station wagon; he levitates, and thinks he's having a hallucination. A stranger named John arrives at the Snug Harbor Motel; police arrest Cissy for getting snippy with a megastore employee; Shaun and Bill take a detour on the way to a surfing event.

star 7.83
46 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Kem Nunn, David Milch
His Visit: Day Two Continued

#5 - His Visit: Day Two Continued

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 24, 2007

Dr. Smith believes a paranormal phenomenon has occurred within the Yost family; Kai takes John to her trailer; and Cass comforts Mitch, unaware of her connection to Linc.

star 7.70
37 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Ted Mann
His Visit: Day Seven

#6 - His Visit: Day Seven

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 29, 2007

The locals in Imperial Beach worry about Shaun after a cryptic warning from John.

star 7.28
36 votes
His Visit: Day Five

#7 - His Visit: Day Five

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 15, 2007

Butchie puts together a reunion between Shaun and Tina; and John helps Bill and Cissy face their pasts.

star 7.11
38 votes
His Visit: Day Three

#8 - His Visit: Day Three

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 1, 2007

John gets roughed up by some thugs; Kai connects with Butchie; Vietnam Joe brings Dr. Smith a new patient; and Shaun's adult-film-star mother Tina arrives in Imperial Beach.

star 7.00
38 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Regina Corrado, Abby Gewanter
His Visit: Day Six

#9 - His Visit: Day Six

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 22, 2007

Linc's Stinkweed reign is challenged; Dwayne eyes Shaun's online future; Dr. Smith tends to Palaka.

star 6.47
36 votes
His Visit: Day Four

#10 - His Visit: Day Four

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 8, 2007

Bill gets a strange mandate from Zippy; and Tina lets the Yost family know that she is back in town.

star 6.13
39 votes