The BEST Episodes of Olive Kitteridge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

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.

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#1 - Security

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 3, 2014

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 8.68
333 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson
Incoming Tide

#2 - Incoming Tide

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 2, 2014

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 8.35
352 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson
A Different Road

#3 - A Different Road

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 3, 2014

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 8.16
308 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson

#4 - Pharmacy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 2014

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 8.04
432 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Jane Anderson