The BEST episodes of Ordinary Joe

Every episode of Ordinary Joe ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ordinary Joe!

Life is all about the choices you make - and sometimes, what you do in a single moment can change everything. Joe Kimbreau faces one of these decisions at his college graduation. The three parallel stories that diverge from that night find Joe and the people around him with different careers, relationships and family lives, showing the unexpected ways that things change - and stay the same. But when it comes down to it, there is no "right" choice; no matter what happens, Joe's life is always messy, exciting, tough, unpredictable... and beautiful.

Last Updated: 8/29/2023Network: NBCStatus: Ended
33 votes

#1 - Aftermath

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/24/2022

Cop Joe tries to impress Amy's family. Nurse Joe takes an important road trip with Chris. Music Joe hits rock bottom.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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The Letter
41 votes

#2 - The Letter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/2021

The origins of Joe Kimbreau's three paths are revisited in greater detail over graduation weekend in 2011.

Directors: Peter Hedges
Writer: Peter Hedges
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48 votes

#3 - Reset

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/2021

Joe struggles to support Amy through a devastating loss. After Cop Joe and Amy's decision to turn Bobby in, they both face unexpected blowback. Nurse Joe helps someone from his past. Jenny tries to impress her law professor.

Directors: Natalia Leite
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Always Do the Right Thing
50 votes

#4 - Always Do the Right Thing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2021

With Jenny out of town for work, Nurse Joe faces the challenges of parenting Christopher alone. Music Joe brings unexpected attention to his son, Zeke. Cop Joe and Amy struggle with a major decision that could upend their world.

Directors: Chris Koch
Writer: Maya Dunbar
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Calling An Audible
41 votes

#5 - Calling An Audible

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/10/2022

Music Joe is invited to sing the national anthem at the Giants game. Cop Joe bonds with a new friend over their shared love of football. Nurse Joe and Jenny each get a win of their own.

Directors: Chris Koch
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Snow Globe
37 votes

#6 - Snow Globe

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/3/2022

Gwen reconnects with an old flame. Cop Joe and Amy push each other to confront some hard truths. Music Joe's world is rocked when Amy discloses a big secret. Nurse Joe and Jenny readjust to being long distance after spending the holidays as a family.

Directors: Chris Koch
Writer: Laura Snow
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Happy Birthday Jenny
61 votes

#7 - Happy Birthday Jenny

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2021

Jenny Banks’ birthday gives everyone something to celebrate. Music Joe crashes Jenny’s party while Amy is in full campaign mode. Nurse Joe and Christopher try to plan the perfect cake for Jenny. Cop Joe and Amy take an important step in their relationship.

Directors: Peter Sollett
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Mask On Mask Off
54 votes

#8 - Mask On Mask Off

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/2021

Halloween events affect each world in profoundly different ways. While some are putting on a mask to hide from reality, others are shedding theirs and confronting past choices.

Directors: SJ Main Muñoz
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47 votes

#9 - Thankful

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/2021

Cop Joe navigates a tense Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Music Joe battles his feelings of betrayal to help Amy's campaign. Nurse Joe and Jenny decide to hire outside help for Chris as they prepare for their first Thanksgiving apart.

Directors: Shaz Bennett
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Shooting Star
57 votes

#10 - Shooting Star

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2021

Each Joe must come to terms with an unfamiliar and challenging feeling. Music Joe enlists help to look for his son. Cop Joe navigates the aftermath of a shooting. Nurse Joe and Jenny discuss a big career opportunity.

Directors: Chris Koch
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42 votes

#11 - Whiteout

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/17/2022

A blizzard forces each Joe to confront the limits of his own control. Music Joe goes full rock star mode while on tour alone. A family secret threatens Cop Joe and Amy. Nurse Joe and Jenny each have cause to celebrate but are unable to be together.

Directors: Barbara Brown
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69 votes

#12 - Requiem

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/2021

With the anniversary of 9/11 approaching, all three Joes grapple with the emotions that come with the day. Cop Joe and Amy pursue a romance, but Music Joe and Amy’s marriage is clouded by a big secret. Nurse Joe and Jenny have a breakthrough.

Directors: Chris Koch
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Way Leads on to Way
107 votes

#13 - Way Leads on to Way

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2021

After his college graduation, Joe Kimbreau is faced with a pivotal decision that steers his life down three drastically different paths.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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