The BEST Episodes of October Road

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

"October Road," an ABC drama series centers on a young, acclaimed novelist/screenwriter Nick Garret (Bryan Greenberg). Nick's best-selling novel is based on his hometown friends. He is at a crossroads in his life when he returns to his hometown to teach at the local university, and faces the family and friends he left behind. To the literary world he is a genius, but to his hometown he is a coward who betrayed their trust and their secrets. Now that he found a new job, Nick will have to deal with the past and try to move on with his life.

Stand Alone By Me

#1 - Stand Alone By Me

Season 2 - Episode 11

Nick, Phil, Owen and Eddie are shocked when they find out that their childhood crush, Angela Ferilli, is dead. They reminisce about the past they shared together and realize how much Angela affected their lives.

star 8.56
9 votes
Directors: Sandy Smolan
Writers: Phil M. Rosenberg, Scott Rosenberg
Forever. Until Now

#2 - Forever. Until Now

Season 1 - Episode 5

Nick and Hannah bond while waiting for the outcome of Sam's surgery. Eddie tries to deal with the consequences of standing Janet up at their date. Ikey and Alison come to an agreement about their secret relationship. Physical Phil has to find a way to get even with the drunken frat guys that bothered Pizza Girl.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Scott Rosenberg, André Nemec, Josh Applebaum
Once Around the Block

#3 - Once Around the Block

Season 2 - Episode 5

Ray successful ex-wife Christine intimidates Hannah, after she leaves the Cataldo boys in care of an old hippy friend, in order to take a veterinary tech exam. Pizza Girl begs Phil to take her out on a ride with the classic car stored in his garage. Nick sets up Ronnie with Aubrey's friend, but things change when Ronnie realizes he's in love with Aubrey.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Phil M. Rosenberg, Luke McMullen
Let's Get Owen

#4 - Let's Get Owen

Season 2 - Episode 1

Nick and Eddie go to New York to try bringing Owen back to Knights Ridge and his family. Hannah has to deal with her true feelings for Nick.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Josh Appelbaum, Scott Rosenberg, André Nemec
The Pros And Cons Of Upsetting The Applecart

#5 - The Pros And Cons Of Upsetting The Applecart

Season 1 - Episode 2

Nick decides to stay in Knights Ridge and tries to convince dean Leslie Etwood to give him a job at the local college, but things keep getting in his way. In a way to get back at Nick for leaving years ago, Eddie pursues Aubrey. Ikey isn't pleased to see Alison and Owen on an annual date. Hannah is mad at Nick after realizing The Commander came in the Veterinary Care with a silly excuse, only to find out if Sam is Nick's son or not.

star 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: André Nemec, Josh Applebaum, Scott Rosenberg
We Lived Like Giants

#6 - We Lived Like Giants

Season 2 - Episode 9

Owen, Nick, Ronnie, Aubrey, Gabriel and the Commander take a road trip to find the girl who saved Owen's life, and The Commander uses the opportunity to remind his sons of their childhood, and to finally be able to tell them about his condition. Nick encourages Gabriel to tell the truth about his upcoming departure to his daughter.

star 8.13
8 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Victoria Strouse
Best Friend Windows

#7 - Best Friend Windows

Season 1 - Episode 6

Nick is torn between Hannah and Aubrey, as Aubrey asks him about his and Hannah's relationship. However, an unexpected visitor occupies Nick. Eddie makes a weird response to a "welcome surprise" by his friends. Physical Phil decides to make a huge change in his life. Ray tells Owen about Alison and Ikey's secret relationship.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Josh Applebaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg
Deck the Howls

#8 - Deck the Howls

Season 2 - Episode 4

Nick is surprised when his father refuses to do the Christmas festivities in the house, and he decides to find a way to learn why. Physical Phil continues his tradition of pretending to be an architect when his parents come for a visit, which irritates his girlfriend. Eddie freaks out when Janet gives him a very personal Christmas gift. Owen and Alison end up in bed, but their happiness as a couple is soon put onto a test.

star 8.11
9 votes
Writers: Victoria Strouse
Tomorrow's So Far Away

#9 - Tomorrow's So Far Away

Season 1 - Episode 3

Nick helps Sam get a girl he likes by using a technique from his novel. Physical Phil gets a crush on a pizza delivery girl. Ray wants to buy a house with Hannah. Hannah realizes she still wants Nick. Janet fears Eddie is embarrassed to be on a date with her...

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Victoria Strouse
The Infidelity Tour

#10 - The Infidelity Tour

Season 2 - Episode 3

Owen tries to deal with his wife's infidelity by sending Nick to learn more about it from Ikey. Sam struggles to accept the fact that his mother is getting married. Eddie has a secret that could ruin his upcoming business venture with Nick.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Sandy Smolan
Writers: Stacy Rukeyser
Spelling It Out

#11 - Spelling It Out

Season 2 - Episode 7

Janet is worried because Eddie and her still haven't slept together. Hannah is put in a tough position when Ray tells her that he wants to adopt Sam. Nick thinks that Aubrey is keeping a secret from him.

star 8.00
8 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards, Scott Rosenberg
Dancing Days Are Here Again

#12 - Dancing Days Are Here Again

Season 2 - Episode 8

The Commander finds out that he is having a health issue. Ray is still trying to convince Hannah to let him adopt Sam. Nick discovers that Aubrey has been secretly visiting her estranged father. Alison and Owen start dating other people.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Stacy Rukeyser
The Fine Art of Surfacing

#13 - The Fine Art of Surfacing

Season 2 - Episode 12

A visit from Eddie's ex-girlfriend Rory causes problems in his relationship with Janet. Nick receives a great job offer that should take him far away from Knights Ridge. Hannah is arrested for assaulting Ray's ex-wife Christine.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: David Solomon
Writers: Brian Oh
As Soon as You Are Able

#14 - As Soon as You Are Able

Season 2 - Episode 13

A visit from Eddie's ex-girlfriend Rory causes problems in his relationship with Janet. Nick receives a great job offer that should take him far away from Knights Ridge. Hannah is arrested for assaulting Ray's ex-wife Christine.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg
Secrets and Guys

#15 - Secrets and Guys

Season 1 - Episode 4

Hannah and Janet send Sam on a secret mission that leads to a tragic conclusion; Ronnie and Nick find out The Commander's secret; Ikey and Eddie are angry when they find out Big Cat has been stealing their clients; and Physical Phil plans a date with the pizza girl.

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Applebaum
Revenge of the Cupcake Kid

#16 - Revenge of the Cupcake Kid

Season 2 - Episode 6

Janet and Hannah plan a double date, but their boyfriends can't put their differences behind them. Nick's past comes back to haunt him when he tries to bid on a new project with Eddie, and the person hiring is a man named Cupcake Kid. Ikey decides it's time to reach out to his friends, and Owen is having hard time dealing with forgiveness.

star 7.50
6 votes
Writers: Bryan Oh
Hat? No Hat?

#17 - Hat? No Hat?

Season 2 - Episode 10

Hannah is troubled when her parents visit to help her prepare for her wedding. Nick learns he's broke. Owen goes out on a date with Jenny, the girl who saved his life.

star 7.50
8 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Stacy Rukeyser
Pilot

#18 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

10 years after leaving his hometown, Nick Garrett returns to Knights Ridge, to teach a one-day course at Dufresne College, which he believes is a great way to find out what changes since he was gone. After hurting the ones he loved by writing a book, a best-selling novel, and discovering their secrets, Nick will have to find a way to confront past demons and move on with his life. Nick decides to stay after discovering that his ex-girlfriend, Hannah Daniels, has a 10 year old son named Sam who has a peanut allergy...just like all of the men in the Garrett family.

star 7.27
15 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Scott Rosenberg, André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum
How to Kiss Hello

#19 - How to Kiss Hello

Season 2 - Episode 2

Hannah shares her feelings with Nick and decides to take her life in a new direction. Eddie is having problems showing his feelings for Janet in public. Nick learns that another professor has taken over his class. Physical Phil is on the verge of losing the only connection to the world outside of his house.

star 7.10
10 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards