The Best Episodes of Santa Clarita Diet

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2019

Married couple Sheila and Joel are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. The couple's lives take a dark turn after Sheila goes through a dramatic change.

Halibut!

#1 - Halibut!

Season 2 - Episode 10

With their options dwindling and their paranoia rising, Joel and Sheila consider making a move. Eric and Abby come up with a fracking good plan.

star 8.50
662 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Victor Fresco
The Cult of Sheila

#2 - The Cult of Sheila

Season 3 - Episode 10

Joel and Sheila have a scary man's undivided attention. Abby and Eric are surprised by hungry visitors. A troublesome trio crashes the Hammonds' party.

star 8.21
241 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Victor Fresco
Suspicious Objects

#3 - Suspicious Objects

Season 2 - Episode 9

Joel and Sheila learn that the clampocalypse may hit sooner than they thought. Anne accepts constructive criticism like a pro.

star 8.02
615 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Romi Barta
The Queen of England

#4 - The Queen of England

Season 2 - Episode 4

Eric's having girl problems, Abby's rage is showing, there's a talking head in the basement, and now -- sheesh -- the neighbor wants lasagna.

star 7.96
676 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Chadd Gindin
A Change of Heart

#5 - A Change of Heart

Season 2 - Episode 7

007, he ain’t. Eric’s plan to go undercover as a seafood distributor hits a snag. Meanwhile, Joel and Sheila worry Abby is getting out of control.

star 7.93
643 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Melissa Hunter
Moral Gray Area

#6 - Moral Gray Area

Season 2 - Episode 3

After encountering an undead Gary, Sheila and Joel attempt to fulfill his final request. Eric makes a shocking discovery after a date with Ramona.

star 7.91
707 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Clay Graham
Easels and War Paint

#7 - Easels and War Paint

Season 2 - Episode 8

Sheila and Joel piece together the previous night's events while dealing with a professional setback. Abby gets a bold new look, courtesy of Lisa.

star 7.85
608 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Caitlin Meares
The Chicken and the Pear

#8 - The Chicken and the Pear

Season 3 - Episode 6

To stop the Knights of Serbia, one must become a Knight of Serbia. That's Joel's logic, anyway. Meanwhile, Sheila and Abby see another side of Jean.

star 7.84
255 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Aaron Brownstein, Simon Ganz
Strange or Just Inconsiderate?

#9 - Strange or Just Inconsiderate?

Season 1 - Episode 7

With the cops looking for Dan, Sheila dines on the evidence. But that's a lot of evidence. Meanwhile, Joel stops to smell the coffee.

star 7.84
1,637 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Ben Smith
Pasión

#10 - Pasión

Season 2 - Episode 6

Is a colonel the clam connection? Joel’s on a stakeout to find out. Also, Abby has a date, and Sheila doesn't see eye to eye with her boss.

star 7.84
657 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Aaron Brownstein, Simon Ganz
Zombody

#11 - Zombody

Season 3 - Episode 9

Joel's eager to nail his interview and become a Knight of Serbia, but Sheila keeps salting his game. Meanwhile, Abby hits the town with a new friend.

star 7.80
231 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Clay Graham
Coyote in Yoga Pants

#12 - Coyote in Yoga Pants

Season 2 - Episode 2

Eager to secure a lucrative new listing, Joel and Sheila brainstorm how to knock rival realtors out of contention ... without resorting to murder.

star 7.80
698 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Going Pre-med

#13 - Going Pre-med

Season 2 - Episode 5

A snarky online review comes back to haunt Joel. Meanwhile, Sheila's new friendship proves problematic, and Abby leans into her new persona.

star 7.80
657 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Ben Smith
Belle and Sebastian Protect the Head

#14 - Belle and Sebastian Protect the Head

Season 3 - Episode 5

Joel and Sheila engage in a battle of wits (well, kind of) with Tommy. Ron shares his plans. Lisa is forced to -- ugh -- get serious.

star 7.79
273 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Melissa Hunter
No Family is Perfect

#15 - No Family is Perfect

Season 2 - Episode 1

OK, let’s see here: Joel’s stuck in an asylum, Sheila’s chained to a pole, and Abby’s on the hunt for Serbian bile. Yep, sounds about right.

star 7.74
790 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Victor Fresco
Forever!

#16 - Forever!

Season 3 - Episode 8

A twist in the FBI's investigation takes Eric and Abby by surprise. Sheila introduces Jean to a new diet. Joel tries to trick the ever-elusive Ron.

star 7.74
251 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Knighttime

#17 - Knighttime

Season 3 - Episode 2

Sheila and Joel meet a knight and Anne lays down the law. Plus, there's a rumor going 'round that Eric and Abby are k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Ooooooh!

star 7.73
311 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Michael A. Ross
How Much Vomit?

#18 - How Much Vomit?

Season 1 - Episode 8

A new-look Loki takes Joel and Sheila by surprise while Abby and Eric learn the fine art of leaving well enough alone.

star 7.69
1,576 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Aaron Brownstein, Simon Ganz
The Book!

#19 - The Book!

Season 1 - Episode 9

Joel and Eric seek out the mysterious Anton at a paranormal convention while Sheila and Abby bond over their shared love of bad behavior.

star 7.68
1,553 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Sarah Walker
Attention to Detail

#20 - Attention to Detail

Season 1 - Episode 6

Joel and Sheila try dividing up the tasks, Eric and Abby stumble onto something big, and Dan learns that a realtor can only be pushed so far.

star 7.68
1,686 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Leila Cohan-Miccio
Man Eat Man

#21 - Man Eat Man

Season 1 - Episode 5

Abby discovers that parents can't be trusted (especially hers). Joel learns there might be a cure for Sheila, and Dan puts his cards on the table.

star 7.68
1,732 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Chadd Gindin
A Specific Form of Recklessness

#22 - A Specific Form of Recklessness

Season 3 - Episode 7

Sheila's got a plan: turn Jean undead so she'll be around to meet her grandkid. Joel's not on board, but this train has already left the station.

star 7.67
255 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Caitlin Meares
More of a Cat Person

#23 - More of a Cat Person

Season 3 - Episode 4

Joel's feeling pressured to join the undead club. Meanwhile, Ramona wants Eric, the FBI wants answers, and poor Mr. Ball Legs wants some attention.

star 7.66
285 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Ben Smith
Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats

#24 - Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats

Season 1 - Episode 10

Dr. Wolf is ready to get down to work, but with Sheila growing more aggressive by the minute, Joel worries it might be too late.

star 7.65
1,553 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Clay Graham
We Let People Die Every Day

#25 - We Let People Die Every Day

Season 3 - Episode 3

Sheila and Joel want Anne out of their business. Hey, good luck with that. Also, Eric laments his heroics, and a woman's life hinges on potato salad.

star 7.63
292 votes
Directors: Geeta Patel
Writers: Clay Graham