The BEST Episodes of Partners (2012)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2021

Network: CBS

Two life-long best friends and business partners' “bromance” is tested when one of them is engaged to be married. Joe is an accomplished architect who leads with his head and not his heart, especially in his love life. That’s in stark contrast to his gay co-worker, Louis, who is spontaneous, emotional and prone to exaggeration. Both have found joy in their love lives: Joe is newly engaged to Ali, while Louis is dating Wyatt. As news of Joe’s engagement settles, time will tell if their business and personal bond can adapt to the addition of two other important relationships.

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Straight Man's Best Friend

#1 - Straight Man's Best Friend

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 30, 2013

Joe tries to hide his new straight friend Russ from Louis.

star 8.53
66 votes
Troubled Waters

#2 - Troubled Waters

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 25, 2013

Joe and Louis are contracted to design a house for a big shot in the music business.

star 8.47
72 votes
Two Nines and a Pair of Queens

#3 - Two Nines and a Pair of Queens

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 7, 2013

star 8.45
65 votes
My Best Friend's Wedding Ring

#4 - My Best Friend's Wedding Ring

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 24, 2013

After Louis offers Joe his grandmother's ring to give to Ali as her long-awaited engagement ring, he is shocked when a hurt Wyatt objects.

star 8.36
67 votes
The Archies

#5 - The Archies

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 1, 2013

Joe and Louis wait to find out if they are nominated for an "Archie" award.

star 8.33
64 votes
Pretty Funny

#6 - Pretty Funny

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2012

Joe is torn as to where he and Ali should socialise when he realizes that he doesn't fit in with her friends and she doesn't fit in with Louis'

star 8.05
73 votes
Sperm und Drang

#7 - Sperm und Drang

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 7, 2013

Ali gets a pregnancy scare, Louis decides to have a baby as well, Joe and Louis' relationship is tested.

star 7.61
33 votes
2 Broke Guys

#8 - 2 Broke Guys

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2012

Joe and Louis’ financial problems force the partners to ask for their old jobs back. Meanwhile, Joe questions just how platonic Ali’s overly friendly kiss with Wyatt really is.

star 7.50
168 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
Chicken & Stuffing

#9 - Chicken & Stuffing

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2012

Joe and Louis bicker about who takes better care of whom when Louis discovers that Joe and Ali haven’t been “romantic” lately.

star 7.31
273 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Jeffrey Astrof, Max Mutchnick
The Key

#10 - The Key

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2012

Joe is stuck in the middle after Ali finds out that Louis has a key to Joe’s apartment and she does not.

star 7.20
170 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
The Jeter Exception

#11 - The Jeter Exception

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2012

After Joe uncovers sexy photos of Ali with famous baseball player Derek Jeter and tells Louis about it, Ali questions Joe’s ability to keep a secret from his partner.

star 7.17
178 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jeffrey Astrof
Temporary Insanity

#12 - Temporary Insanity

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2012

Louis hires Wyatt to fill in as their assistant at the office when Ro-Ro goes on vacation.

star 6.93
172 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jeffrey Astrof

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2012

When Joe must decide whether or not to ask Ali to marry him, Louis and his good intentions threaten to get in the way of his best friend’s happiness.

star 6.70
503 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick