The BEST Episodes of One Day at a Time (2017)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020
In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.
#1 - Not Yet
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
A medical emergency brings bedside visits, admissions of regret, moments of realization, declarations of love and and out-of-body experience.
#2 - Quinces
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
Everyone pitches in to prepare for Elena's quinceañera. While rehearsing their father-daughter dance, Elena reveals a truth about herself to her dad.
#3 - Hello, Penelope
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Felling like she's finally got her life together, Penelope unwisely stops taking her antidepressants so she doesn't have to tell Max she's on them.
#4 - Ghosts
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
At her ex's wedding, Penelope experiences a surreal conversation. Elena finds she has more she needs to say to her father. Dr. B gives Lydia her gift.
#5 - Drinking and Driving
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
After putting Alex in a difficult position, Schneider gets tough love from Penelope. Dr. B consults Lydia's bouquet list for "non-iversary" gift ideas.
#6 - Locked Down
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Penelope's furtive date at home with Max is interrupted when a neighborhood lockdown brings the rest of the family back early.
#7 - Anxiety
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
When Penelope has anxiety attacks, her support group helps her figure out what's triggering her, how to cope and why she's not telling her kids.
#8 - Sex Talk
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
When Penelope finds porn on Alex's laptop, she struggles to talk to him about sex, but their reluctant conversation leads to a surprising discovery.
#9 - To Zir, With Love
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Lydia gives Elena advice on approaching her crush. After running into a hunky Army buddy who's also single, Penelope rethinks her dating rules.
#10 - The First Time
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
Penelope finds out Elena and Syd secretly got a hotel room. A grounded Alex enlists Lydia to stand in line to buy him the latest designer sneakers.
#11 - What Happened
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Penelope recalls Elena's birth in 2001, and how an unexpected turn of events drastically changed the life plans she and her husband had made.
#12 - Outside
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
When Penelope discovers Alex's secret Instagram account, his crass posts spark an intense family discussion about consent and harassment.
#13 - Pride & Prejudice
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
Although she wants to be accepting and open-minded, Penelope feels weird about Elena's revelation. Seeking advice, she makes an unexpected connection.
#14 - Citizen Lydia
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Lydia and Schneider take their U.S. citizenship tests. Penelope wonders if she'd be willing to have another child to fulfill Max's wish to be a dad.
#15 - Strays
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
Lydia grows suspicious of Elena and Carmen's intense relationship. Penelope later discovers that the inseparable friends are keeping a big secret.
#16 - Schooled
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
When juggling family, work and college proves too much for Penelope, Schneider offers her a way to sharpen her focus and improve her test grades.
#17 - She Drives Me Crazy
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
Penelope feels hurt after seeing an item on her mom's "bouquet list" that's about her. Dr. B finds the key to teaching a struggling Elena how to drive.
#18 - The Man
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
Schneider makes a big decision in order to please his visiting father -- at the expense of Penelope's family. Lydia finds Alex's confiscated pot.
#19 - Homecoming
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
At the kids' school dance, Elena tries to appear popular in front of Syd, and chaperones Penelope and Max reach a milestone in their relationship.
#20 - The Funeral
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
At a relative's funeral, Penelope urges Lydia to end a petty feud with her sister, and Elena wonders if her cousin Pilar is gay.
#21 - Storage Wars
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
As Schneider's trainee, Elena learns there's more to being a building super than fixing things. Penelope battles Lydia over space in their garage.
#22 - The Turn
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Penelope worries about changes she sees in Alex, who gets into trouble at school. Elena wonders if others are misidentifying her based on her appearance.
#23 - Viva Cuba
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
Elena gets a congratulatory letter that leaves a bitter taste in her mouth. For a school project, Alex interviews Lydia, who reveals a family secret.
#24 - Work Hard, Play Hard
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
To teach Alex the value of a dollar, Penelope forces him to take a summer job at her workplace. Meanwhile, Elena finds a way to get paid for her hobby.
#25 - One Lie at a Time
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
Penelope tells her family she has a date and Lydia says she's going to church, but each secretly goes elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elena tests an attraction.