The BEST Episodes of Melissa & Joey
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 23, 2020
Network: ABC Family
Mel is a local politician from a political family. When a family scandal leaves her niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder, without their parents, Mel takes them in. Joe is a former commodities trader left bankrupt after a ponzi scheme who is searching for a job. Just when Mel finds it hard to handle an instant family, her career and her own personal life, she meets and hires Joe to become the family's nanny.
#1 - The Settlement
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
Joe considers newfound possibilities, when he comes into a large sum of money. Meanwhile, a water leak is found on the living room ceiling.
#2 - Right Time, Right Place
Season 3 - Episode 32 - Aired May 7, 2014
Mel plans the perfect wedding day for her friend Carrie. But when Carrie calls it off, Mel wonders if she should keep all the flowers, catering and venue—for her and Joe. Meanwhile, Lennox helps Ryder lie on his resume to help him get a job.
#3 - What Happens in Jersey... (1)
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 28, 2013
In failing health, Joe's grandmother Sofia begs him to come visit her one last time for her birthday, and to bring his beautiful wife Tiffany along. Since Joe never got around to telling "Nona" he and Tiffany got divorced, he's forced to beg Mel to pretend to be his trampy ex. Soon, Joe and Mel are on the road to Jersey with Lennox and Ryder tagging along.
#4 - A Decent Proposal
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 15, 2014
Joe rushes home to tell Mel that he has feelings for her after their romantic night together in New Jersey. When he arrives, he's shocked to find Austin has shown up and wants to give his relationship with Mel another try. Deciding he can't stay and watch them fall in love all over again, Joe quits. Meanwhile, Lennox plots to get Joe and Mel together and Ryder gets sick from his own cooking.
#5 - I Can Manage
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 30, 2012
In the second-season opener, Mel has her home renovated, but the construction work does not go smoothly. Meanwhile, Lennox's school puts on a play she wrote, but the audience reaction is not what she anticipated.
#6 - Don't Train On My Parade
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 6, 2011
Melissa's trainer, "Lindsay Gates" (Jessalyn Wanlim) has a physical thing for Joey.
#7 - The Truth Hurts
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 26, 2013
Joe accidentally injures Mel's boyfriend, Austin, during a competitive game of pool. Mel accuses Joe of doing it on purpose to ruin her romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Joe invites a nerdy kid to join Ryder in his home school studies, and Lennox takes to psychoanalyzing everyone in the house.
#8 - Accidents Will Happen
Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 30, 2014
Mel finds out some unexpected news from her doctor and has to choose the right time when to tell Joe. Ryder forms a study group with a huge mix of people. Lennox and Xander get their wires crossed.
#9 - A Pair of Sneakers
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 1, 2012
Joe gives Lennox driving lessons without Mel's consent. After Lennox gets into a minor accident, Joe tries to cover it up from Mel. Mel & Ryder are keeping a secret of their own.
#10 - Double Happiness
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 5, 2015
In the series finale, Mel receives unexpected news as she prepares for her senate campaign. Meanwhile, Ryder finds out where the Navy is sending him; and Lennox and Zander both have wake-up calls after they survive a bad car crash.
#11 - What Happens in Jersey... (2)
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 4, 2013
After a night of heavy drinking, Joe and Mel end up sleeping together to their own shock. Ryder gets worked up about helping out Joe's mother with "the rat". Lennox finds out that Marco was only pretending to be into her to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. Mel, as Tiffany, mistakenly makes a deathbed promise to Nona that she and Joe will stay together forever.
#12 - All Politics is Local
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Aug 24, 2011
Mel's dad comes back to town to support a bill Mel opposes. Meanwhile, Lennox's poetry proves popular with a classmate who's an aspiring singer.
#13 - Family Feud
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 31, 2013
Mel and Joe are invited to co-host a week of “Good Morning Toledo” which Mel thinks will help her earn voters. Their constant bickering on air garners rave reviews with the audience and they’re an instant hit. But when the secret to their popularity turns out to be talking a little too personally about Lennox and Ryder, they have to decide if fame or family is more important.
#14 - The Other Longo
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Aug 31, 2011
Joe's younger brother visits and takes an interest in Mel.
#15 - Teacher/Teacher
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 31, 2011
Joe gets Ryder in trouble with his teacher; Mel sneaks Lennox into an 18-and-over concert.
#16 - Catch and Release
Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 9, 2014
Against Mel's better judgment, Joe agrees to act as a wingman to his recently divorced friend Charlie when they go out to a bar. There, Joe meets Darcy who doesn't know he has a girlfriend. Meanwhile, Zander decides to move in with two female co-eds at his college, much to Lennox's chagrin.
#17 - Born to Run
Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 16, 2014
Mel's wild father comes to town to help Mel announce her state senate run. But when Joe teaches him about "selfies," he accidentally sends a racy photo to everyone involved in Mel's campaign, hurting her chances at winning. Meanwhile, Ryder tries to come up with a winning idea for his Entrepreneur's Club.
#18 - More Than Roommates
Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 23, 2014
Joe inherits his Nona Sophia's ugly chair - the one she died in - and can't wait to finally add a piece of his life into Mel's home. Mel, unfortunately, doesn't feel the same way and tries to find ways to get rid of the chair without hurting Joe's feelings. Meanwhile, Ryder pretends he's a college student to hook up with one of Zander's roommates, and Lennox and Zander dance around their hidden feelings for each other.
#19 - Do as I Say, Not as I Did
Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
Fearing that she will give into peer pressure, Mel and Joe follow Lennox to her all night after-party. Meanwhile, while studying with another girl, Ryder seizes the opportunity to stand up to Holly.
#20 - My Roof, My Rules
Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 19, 2014
When Mel and Joe discover Lennox is secretly dating her teaching assistant Emerson, Joe talks Mel into putting her foot down and forbidding the relationship. But things don't go as planned, and Lennox ends up moving out… and into Emerson's apartment. Meanwhile, Ryder is stuck at the Canadian border after leaving his passport somewhere in the house.
#21 - The New Deal
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 29, 2014
Mel insists on Joe "courting" her, but soon becomes frustrated at their lack of time together. Desperate to spend time with him, Mel sneaks over to his new digs, where he works as a live-in nanny, risking getting him fired—for a second time in as many weeks. Meanwhile, after witnessing a robbery, Ryder expects a hero’s welcome, but is horrified to discover that his interview with the local news has been turned into a viral video called "I Peed My Pants."
#22 - The Donor
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 11, 2012
Mel's friend declares she wants to have a baby, and thinks Joe should be the father.
#23 - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 20, 2012
Mel plans to break up with her boyfriend, but seeks Joe's help in boosting his confidence before she gives him the bad news. Meanwhile, Ryder's girlfriend Holly confides a secret to Lennox and asks her to keep it from Ryder.
#24 - Maybe I'm Amazed
Season 3 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 11, 2014
Mel gives Joe shocking news during their wedding, and he must quickly make a decision as a result. Meanwhile, Lennox feels torn between Zander and Marco and Ryder looks for the perfect opportunity to reveal that he won’t be attending college.
#25 - Dancing With the Stars of Toledo
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 28, 2010
Mel agrees to dance with a dancer from "Dancing with the Stars'' at a charity event.