The BEST Episodes of Rita

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Network: TV 2 (DK)

Independent, outspoken and adored by her students, public school teacher Rita fares less well with adults in this comedy-drama from Denmark.

Home

#1 - Home

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 9, 2017

When history starts to repeat itself, Rita retreats in self-defeat, until a loyal friend gives her the support she needs to figure out her future.

star 8.69
29 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Torpe
You and Me

#2 - You and Me

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 18, 2017

When one of Rita's first-graders doesn't want to take a turn bringing home 'Sharebear,' the class teddy bear, she visits his home to find out why.

star 8.42
24 votes
Directors: Natasha Arthy
Writers: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Torpe
The Test

#3 - The Test

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 11, 2015

Rita agrees to act as temporary headmaster in Helle's absence, and Hjordis and Uffe face an important decision regarding their relationship.

star 8.37
30 votes
Directors: Mogens Hagedorn
Writers: Mette Heeno, Christian Torpe
Family

#4 - Family

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 2, 2017

Bjørne can't bear to break the bad news to his staff and becomes self-destructive. The event in 1985 that led to Lea falling out with Rita is revealed.

star 8.32
22 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Torpe
Thaw

#5 - Thaw

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 4, 2017

A bomb threat scares the whole school — except Rita. Hjørdis worries that her and Uffe's strange hobbies will hurt their son socially when he's older.

star 8.25
24 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Torpe
Fake News

#6 - Fake News

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 1, 2020

Rita is back - now with her own little school, which she has opened with Hjørdis. One student challenges Rita with false facts from the web and the school ends up in turmoil.

star 8.25
4 votes
The Head

#7 - The Head

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2015

Overcome by stress, Helle asks Rita to become the school's temporary headmaster, and Hjordis's class celebrates Saint Lucy's day with style.

star 8.23
31 votes
Directors: Mogens Hagedorn
Writers: Christian Torpe, Marie Østerbye
Weeds

#8 - Weeds

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 30, 2013

For the first time in her life, Rita has gone down for the count, but she has to rediscover her fighting spirit when Erik strikes a student.

star 8.18
39 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Christian Torpe
First Love

#9 - First Love

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 2013

A student in Rita's class falls hopelessly in love with her at the same time that her own first love, Tom, reappears in her life at a family baptism.

star 8.10
41 votes
Writers: Christian Torpe, Marie Østerbye
You Are What You Eat

#10 - You Are What You Eat

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 28, 2017

Rita, who hates cooking, struggles to fill in as a home economics teacher. Hjørdis tries to help Allan overcome his fears about an upcoming field trip.

star 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Torpe
Present/Past

#11 - Present/Past

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 21, 2017

Rita has settled down in Molly's apartment and works in a burger bar, much to Molly's chagrin. When Molly, on behalf of Rita, sends a job application, Rita ends up with a job offer from her former primary school, which she reluctantly accepts. Hjørdis, out of concern for Rita, applies for a job at the same school, so she can be there for her.

star 8.08
25 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Christian Torpe, Jannik Tai Mosholt
The Role Model

#12 - The Role Model

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 23, 2013

Rita and Rasmus struggle to save their relationship, but an innocent meeting with a colleague has unexpected consequences.

star 8.08
40 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Stefan Jaworski, Christian Torpe
The Garden

#13 - The Garden

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 2013

Rita and Rasmus move in together, and Rita tries her best to act like an adult -- until Rasmus puts a rose bed in her beloved wilderness of a garden.

star 8.03
38 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Christian Torpe, Thomas Levin
I Love You

#14 - I Love You

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 9, 2013

Another teacher is terrorizing Rita's student, and Rita has to take up the cause -- but it's not easy when the teacher uses bureaucracy as a weapon.

star 8.02
43 votes
Writers: Christian Torpe, Marie Østerbye
Evening Classes

#15 - Evening Classes

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2015

To combat loneliness, Rita invites some students to her house. Meanwhile, Hjordis tries to spice up her sex life with Uffe.

star 8.00
38 votes
Directors: Mogens Hagedorn
Writers: Christian Torpe, Marie Østerbye
The Hypocrite

#16 - The Hypocrite

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 15, 2012

Rita finds drugs at school, but the accused student points Rita in the direction of her own son, Jeppe. Molly gets a job at a hospice.

star 7.98
41 votes
Directors: Jannik Johansen
Writers: Christian Torpe
Childhood Streets

#17 - Childhood Streets

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 25, 2017

To try to save the school from closure, the staff organizes a fundraiser, including a play by Hjørdis' class with Allan in the lead role.

star 7.86
21 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Torpe
The Basement

#18 - The Basement

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2015

Helle hires a motivational coach for the students. Meanwhile Jeppe moves in with his boyfriend, and Rita struggles with living on her own.

star 7.85
39 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Christian Torpe
True Friends

#19 - True Friends

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 11, 2017

Lea invites Rita to join her family for dinner, echoing a day in 1985 when teenage Rita had dinner with Lea's parents and was called to Lea's rescue.

star 7.81
21 votes
Directors: Natasha Arthy
Writers: Jenny Lund Madsen, Jannik Tai Mosholt
Team Player

#20 - Team Player

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 2, 2013

It's sports day, and Helle wants to protect the losers from having an upsetting experience -- but Rita takes up the struggle for the right to win.

star 7.74
38 votes
Writers: Mette Heeno, Christian Torpe
The Protector

#21 - The Protector

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 8, 2012

Rita protects a troubled kid with ADHD from vandalism charges but forgets to fight for her own son when he's the victim of hate crime bullying.

star 7.73
52 votes
Directors: Jannik Johansen
Writers: Christian Torpe
Sponsor A Child

#22 - Sponsor A Child

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2015

A problem student goes on a destructive rampage, Hjordis makes progress with her second graders, and a man from Rita's past shows up.

star 7.73
40 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers:
The Grown Up

#23 - The Grown Up

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 2013

A pregnant Rita faces a difficult decision: She can keep the baby but never reveal who the father is, or she can get an abortion.

star 7.67
43 votes
Directors: Lars Kaalund
Writers: Christian Torpe
The Excursion

#24 - The Excursion

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 15, 2020

The whole little school is going on an excursion to Sweden, and Rita and Hjørdis' conflict over management and rules breaks out in a light hat.

star 7.67
3 votes
Do you speak English?

#25 - Do you speak English?

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 22, 2020

In Rita's English class, the eccentric Gerd shows up and insists on participating as an adult.

star 7.67
3 votes