The BEST Episodes of Rita
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2020
Network: TV 2
Independent, outspoken and adored by her students, public school teacher Rita fares less well with adults in this comedy-drama from Denmark.
#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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - The She-Wolf
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 1, 2012
Rita finds porn on Jeppe's computer and fears he'll share what she knows firsthand is a destructive relationship to sex.
#24 - Freefall
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2015
Rita tries to keep the police in the dark when Hjordis decides on the perfect item to bury in a time capsule: marijuana.
#25 - The Mother
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 29, 2012
A lonely Rita starts hanging out with Rosa. But all hell breaks loose when Rosa realizes that Rita was the one her dad was having an affair with.