The BEST Episodes of Little Fires Everywhere
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 31, 2021
Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, the series follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the 1990s, the story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
#1 - Find a Way
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 22, 2020
Elena’s bombshell reveal to Pearl threatens to forever damage Pearl’s relationship with her mother. Moody feels betrayed when he discovers Trip and Pearl’s secret. And the jury’s divisive verdict triggers a series of catastrophic events, which leads three of our characters to leave Shaker Heights for good.
#2 - Picture Perfect
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 2020
Mia, Bebe, and lawyer Ed Lan prepare their case against the McCulloughs. Izzy grows closer to Mia over a shared experience while her relationship with Elena reaches a boiling point. Bill and Elena’s marriage is tested. Trip and Pearl continue to explore their relationship while Lexie and Brian consider ending theirs.
#3 - Duo
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2020
Bill Richardson has his hands full representing the McCullough’s in the custody case. Lexie finds out upsetting news and turns to Pearl for help. Elena goes to New York to search for clues about Mia’s past and enlists the help of an old acquaintance.
#4 - The Spider Web
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2020
Moody is envious of Pearl's friendship with Lexie, as Lexie enjoys her newly sexually-active status with Brian. Inspired by Lexie, Pearl explores her budding sexuality and sets her sights on Trip. Mia and Elena find themselves at odds over Mirabelle/May Ling, which ends in an epic showdown and launches a custody battle.
#5 - The Uncanny
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 8, 2020
In 1981, Mia begins studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she meets the captivating photographer Pauline Hawthorne. Struggling to pay her tuition, Mia makes a decision that will change the course of her entire life. A young Elena questions past choices as she adjusts to life with a fourth child.
#6 - Seeds and All
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 18, 2020
As Moody’s friendship with Pearl deepens, Elena’s relationship with Mia grows increasingly strained. Unsettled by a faulty reference, Elena snoops into Mia’s past while Lexie worries about her Yale admissions essay. Mia bonds with her immigrant co-worker Bebe Chow, who makes a confession with far-reaching consequences.
#7 - Seventy Cents
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 18, 2020
Party preparations for Mirabelle McCullough’s first birthday are underway as Mia helps Bebe search for her daughter. To Pearl’s dismay, Moody tries to take their relationship to the next level at the Homecoming dance while Izzy sends a message to April. Mia’s discovery at Mirabelle’s birthday threatens her newfound friendship with Elena.
#8 - The Spark
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 18, 2020
The picture-perfect lives of the Richardson family are upended by the mysterious arrival of artist Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl in Shaker Heights, OH – an idyllic town founded on the utopian principals of harmony and order. Egged on by her guilty conscious, do-gooder Elena Richardson rents to the mother-daughter duo, irrevocably intertwining the fates of the two families.