The BEST Episodes of Looking

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Network: HBO

The series revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.

Looking for a Plot

#1 - Looking for a Plot

Season 2 - Episode 7

Patrick attends a funeral with Dom and Doris in their hometown of Modesto, Cal., after a sudden death in the family.

star 8.60
263 votes
Looking Glass

#2 - Looking Glass

Season 1 - Episode 8

At Dom's restaurant opening, Patrick and Agustín show up, as does Lynn with a surprising guest. Frank tells Agustín what's on his mind and Patrick tries fixing what is broken in his life.

star 8.49
319 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Michael Lannan, Tanya Saracho
Looking for the Future

#3 - Looking for the Future

Season 1 - Episode 5

After calling in sick, Patrick and Richie visit Golden Gate Park and other San Francisco sites, learning more about each other’s pasts and future plans.

star 8.45
345 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
Looking for a Plus-One

#4 - Looking for a Plus-One

Season 1 - Episode 7

Dom ignores Lynn's advice while preparing for his new restaurant venture; Patrick goes to his sister's wedding, but worries what his family will think of Richie; Frank fumes when Agustín drops out of an art show because he's unhappy with his photos.

star 8.32
315 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: John Hoffman
Looking for Home

#5 - Looking for Home

Season 2 - Episode 10

In the Season 2 finale, Agustín gets nervous at the unveiling of the mural shelter; Malik urges Dom to fix his friendship with Doris; and Patrick makes a discovery that causes him to reassess what he wants in a relationship.

star 8.29
265 votes
Looking for the Promised Land

#6 - Looking for the Promised Land

Season 2 - Episode 1

Patrick, Agustín and Dom head to Russian River to stay at Lynn's weekend cabin for relaxation and bonding. Though Patrick wants to lay low, the guys end up at a bacchanalian party in the woods after running into a Faerie. Meanwhile, Patrick mulls over what he wants from his life in the city, and Dom looks for clues in the house about Lynn's old life.

star 8.11
291 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
Looking Down the Road

#7 - Looking Down the Road

Season 2 - Episode 4

Patrick begins to question his relationship with Kevin; Agustin spends the day at a shelter.

star 8.11
233 votes
Looking for Sanctuary

#8 - Looking for Sanctuary

Season 2 - Episode 9

Patrick's mother convinces him to spend a day at the zoo with his judgmental sister.

star 8.08
247 votes
Looking Top to Bottom

#9 - Looking Top to Bottom

Season 2 - Episode 3

Patrick gets ready for his first official overnight with Kevin, who's also agreed to attend Dom's rugby match – though Kevin doesn't want Patrick's friends to know they are seeing each other. Agustín visits Richie to make amends and thank him for the night before. At breakfast with Doris and her new fling, Malik, Dom questions whether Lynn fully supports his dream of opening his own restaurant.

star 8.08
243 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: John Hoffman
Looking for Glory

#10 - Looking for Glory

Season 2 - Episode 8

Patrick looks forward to debuting his new game app at the GaymerX convention with Kevin, but he's afraid their booth might be too conservative. Meanwhile, Dom shows Doris and Malik how his take-out window is coming along; and Agustín is nervous about getting intimate with HIV-positive Eddie.

star 8.06
252 votes
Looking for $220/Hour

#11 - Looking for $220/Hour

Season 1 - Episode 4

Taking a break from working in the office on a Sunday, Patrick and Kevin connect while chatting about relationships, but are interrupted by a call from Kevin’s boyfriend. Later, Agustín, Doris and Dom’s coworker Hugo take in the leather-filled sights of the Folsom Street Fair, and convince Patrick to join them. Dom asks Lynn to lunch, but it’s not clear whether it’s for a date or to talk business. Agustín finds CJ at the Fair and considers “hiring” him for an art project.

star 8.05
328 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: Allan Heinberg
Looking for Truth

#12 - Looking for Truth

Season 2 - Episode 5

Patrick goes to San Leandro to see where Richie grew up and apologize for the way things ended. Meanwhile, Agustín visits an ailing Eddie at home; and Kevin mulls his next move.

star 8.02
233 votes
Looking for Gordon Freeman

#13 - Looking for Gordon Freeman

Season 2 - Episode 6

Patrick throws a bash for Halloween and dresses up as his favorite video-game character, but he's distracted by Richie and his new boyfriend. Meanwhile, Agustín hopes to make after-party plans with Eddie; and Doris reluctantly agrees to a couples costume with Malik.

star 8.02
236 votes
Looking in the Mirror

#14 - Looking in the Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 6

Patrick tries to hide his nervousness about Richie meeting his friends for the first time at Dom’s 40th birthday party. Lynn has a dinner to introduce Dom to potential investors; later, Dom insists to Doris that he and Lynn are just friends. Frustrated with the progress of his project, Agustín invites CJ to the birthday picnic, where he and Frank finally cross paths.

star 8.00
309 votes
Directors: Joe Swanberg
Writers: J.C. Lee, Tanya Saracho
Looking for Results

#15 - Looking for Results

Season 2 - Episode 2

After reminiscing over their childhood obsessions, Patrick and Kevin decide to develop a gay game app on the side, but Patrick soon descends into a panic spiral when he discovers a small rash. Dom scopes out a location in the Tenderloin for a peri peri chicken take-out window; Doris is chatted up by a cute political aide; and Agustín makes plans to meet up with Eddie, the "bear" he met at Russian River, but gets sidetracked by an old co-worker.

star 7.92
242 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Michael Lannan
Looking at Your Browser History

#16 - Looking at Your Browser History

Season 1 - Episode 3

At a video-game launch party aboard an aircraft carrier, Patrick and his coworker Owen meet Kevin, a gay Brit who turns out to be Patrick’s new boss. Reinvigorated after his verbal beatdown of Ethan, Dom tells Doris about his plans to start a Portuguese-chicken restaurant. Agustín is fired by Stina after opining that her chair sculpture is lame, but his outlook on art and life gets a lift when he meets CJ, a sex worker.

star 7.89
332 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh, Michael Lannan
Looking for Uncut

#17 - Looking for Uncut

Season 1 - Episode 2

When Dom helps Agustín move his belongings to Frank's house in Oakland, the two question whether Patrick is capable of a casual sexual relationship, despite his assertion that he's tired of searching for a boyfriend. Back in San Francisco, Dom meets up with his LA-ified ex Ethan, and seems intrigued when Ethan tells him he'd like to "start over" as friends. Later, Patrick and Richie go out on a date, but a tipsy Patrick becomes a little too focused on personal details.

star 7.68
349 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
Looking for Now

#18 - Looking for Now

Season 1 - Episode 1

After a park-cruising experiment is derailed by a phone call, 29-year-old video-game designer Patrick meets up with his best friends, roommate Agustín, 31, and Dom, 39, to discuss the impending wedding of his ex. The next morning, Agustín agrees to move in with his boyfriend, Frank, in Oakland, though he wonders if domesticating is the right move. Dom, who's been a waiter at the same restaurant for years, tells his roommate, Doris, that he's thinking of reconnecting with old flame Ethan, who has a successful real-estate career. Later, Patrick meets up with OkCupid date Benjamin; after the date goes south, Patrick is chatted up on the Muni by Richie, a cute barber who also works the door at a Latin drag club in the Mission.

star 7.53
430 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Michael Lannan