The BEST Episodes of Olive Kitteridge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2019

Network: HBO

Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story, which spans 25 years over the four parts, focuses on Olive, a middle-school math teacher, and her relationships with Henry, the good-hearted town pharmacist, their son Christopher, who chafes at his mother's parenting style, and other denizens of their community.

Security

#1 - Security

Season 1 - Episode 4

Olive visits Christopher and his second wife in New York, but abruptly returns to Maine, where she gets some bad news about Henry, and ultimately befriends a lonely widower she meets while out for a walk.

star 8.51
186 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson
A Different Road

#2 - A Different Road

Season 1 - Episode 3

Christopher suggests counseling to Olive after she and Henry have a scary episode following dinner with friends. Later, Christopher confronts his mother about how she treated him as a child.

star 8.28
189 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson
Incoming Tide

#3 - Incoming Tide

Season 1 - Episode 2

Kevin returns to Maine and Olive is able to convince him to stay over and attend Christopher's wedding-rehearsal dinner. Olive clashes with the bride's mother and scares the flower girl at the ceremony.

star 8.06
206 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson
Pharmacy

#4 - Pharmacy

Season 1 - Episode 1

Math teacher Olive Kitteridge attempts to help Kevin, a smart but timid student whose mother is suffering from depression. Her son Christopher isn't happy though. Henry goes on a hunting trip that concludes with a tragedy.

star 7.80
259 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson