The BEST Episodes of Running Wilde

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: FOX

Steve Wilde has never performed a selfless act. But why should he - he's rich! The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn't had to work a day in his life and has always gotten everything he's wanted - with one exception: the love of Emmy.

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Jack's Back

#1 - Jack's Back

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 28, 2011

Steve's fraternity brother visits and charms Emmy, much to Steve's chagrin.

star 8.81
67 votes
Writers: Jim Vallely

#2 - Alienated

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 6, 2011

Emmy gets Migo involved when she champions immigrant rights, and this tests Migo's loyalty to Steve as Migo is thrown into the limelight of fame.

star 8.74
66 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Christine Zander
Best Man

#3 - Best Man

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2010

Steve and Andy's rivalry for Emmy's affection reaches a breaking point.

star 8.19
180 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Mitchell Hurwitz, Richard Day
The Pre-Nup

#4 - The Pre-Nup

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 14, 2011

Though Emmy isn't interested in becoming Steve's wife, she signs a prenup to prove she's not after his money. This then fulfills an engagement clause for Steve, which triggers a financial windfall for him.

star 8.12
95 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Richard Day
Basket Cases

#5 - Basket Cases

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 21, 2011

In the series finale, Steve's dad visits in the wake of an oil spill and gets Emmy to spearhead cleanup efforts, but Steve is suspicious of his father's true motives.

star 8.02
66 votes
Writers: Jim Vallely, Mitchell Hurwitz
Mental Flaws

#6 - Mental Flaws

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 30, 2010

Steve asks Emmy to a charity ball; Emmy tries to teach Steve that there is more to a woman than her appearance.

star 7.98
152 votes
Writers: Mark Driscoll
One Forward Step

#7 - One Forward Step

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 26, 2010

Steve gets a visit from his stepmother, who wants to rein in his spending. But her timing isn't good since Steve is about to finance a new nonprofit for Emmy.

star 7.96
151 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
It's a Trade Off

#8 - It's a Trade Off

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 7, 2010

Steve and Emmy want to see whose life is more challenging, so they switch places: Steve looks after Puddle and Emmy tries to impress a magazine editor.

star 7.79
150 votes
Writers: Aururae Khoo, Gina Gold
The Junior Affair

#9 - The Junior Affair

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 2010

When Puddle’s boyfriend breaks up with her right before the school’s fall formal, Steve and Emmy each decide to try to reunite the kids with disastrous results

star 7.78
322 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
Oil & Water

#10 - Oil & Water

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2010

Steve tries to impress Emmy by vowing to quit his job at Wilde Oil; Puddle get unexpected help with her science fair project; Fa'ad is locked in a vodka cellar.

star 7.71
326 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
Into the Wilde

#11 - Into the Wilde

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2010

Steve’s plan to take Emmy and Puddle on a family vacation is interrupted by the arrival of Emmy’s fiancé, Andy, at the Wilde estate, who has his own plans for Steve.

star 7.30
354 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Dean Lorey
Wilde's Kingdom

#12 - Wilde's Kingdom

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2010

Filthy-rich, immature playboy Steve Wilde tries to win the heart of his childhood sweetheart, a liberal humanitarian.

star 7.13
618 votes
Writers: Jim Vallely, Mitchell Hurwitz, Will Arnett
The Party

#13 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2010

Steve sets out to prove to Emmy he can be less extravagant by throwing an environmentally friendly soiree.

star 6.96
238 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Jim Vallely, Mitchell Hurwitz