Rita

The BEST episodes of Rita

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

Last Updated: 3/19/2022Network: TV 2 (DK)
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8.43
46 votes

#1 - Home

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/9/2017

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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The Test
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8.26
42 votes

#2 - The Test

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/11/2015

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

Directors: Mogens Hagedorn
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You and Me
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8.15
40 votes

#3 - You and Me

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/18/2017

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.

Directors: Natasha Arthy
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The Head
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8.07
44 votes

#4 - The Head

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/2015

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

Directors: Mogens Hagedorn
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Weeds
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8.06
51 votes

#5 - Weeds

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/30/2013

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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Family
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8.03
39 votes

#6 - Family

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/2/2017

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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First Love
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7.98
51 votes

#7 - First Love

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/16/2013

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.

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I Love You
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7.94
53 votes

#8 - I Love You

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/9/2013

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.

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Evening Classes
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7.94
48 votes

#9 - Evening Classes

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/6/2015

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

Directors: Mogens Hagedorn
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Chaos
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7.90
30 votes

#10 - Chaos

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/20/2020

Rita asks Hjørdis to run the school without her, but when Rita discovers, that a student requires help, does she return to her call as teacher.

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The Role Model
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7.90
49 votes

#11 - The Role Model

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/23/2013

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

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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Thaw
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7.90
39 votes

#12 - Thaw

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/4/2017

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
Fake News
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7.88
32 votes

#13 - Fake News

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/2020

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.

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The Hypocrite
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7.85
61 votes

#14 - The Hypocrite

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/15/2012

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.

Directors: Jannik Johansen
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The Garden
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7.85
52 votes

#15 - The Garden

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/2013

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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You Are What You Eat
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7.83
40 votes

#16 - You Are What You Eat

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/28/2017

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
Present/Past
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7.75
40 votes

#17 - Present/Past

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/21/2017

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
The Basement
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7.74
50 votes

#18 - The Basement

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/23/2015

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

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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The Protector
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7.65
75 votes

#19 - The Protector

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/8/2012

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.

Directors: Jannik Johansen
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Team Player
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7.65
49 votes

#20 - Team Player

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/2013

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.

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Childhood Streets
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7.65
37 votes

#21 - Childhood Streets

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/25/2017

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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Do you speak English?
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7.64
28 votes

#22 - Do you speak English?

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2020

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

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Borders
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7.63
24 votes

#23 - Borders

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/2020

Rasmus visits Helle and realizes that he must be close to his child and therefore wants to return to Copenhagen.

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True Friends
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7.61
36 votes

#24 - True Friends

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/11/2017

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.

Directors: Natasha Arthy
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The Grown Up
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7.61
56 votes

#25 - The Grown Up

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/11/2013

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.

Directors: Lars Kaalund
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