The BEST Episodes of SMILF

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2019

Network: Showtime

Set in Boston, SMILF takes a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. Created, written, directed, and starring Frankie Shaw, based on her short film of the same title.

Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie

#1 - Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie

Season 1 - Episode 3

Nelson convinces Bridge to use visualization techniques to improve her life. Inspired by Eliza's financial success with an online venture, a broke Bridge takes to Craigslist for some fast cash.

star 7.40
503 votes
Mark's Lunch & Two Cups Of Coffee

#2 - Mark's Lunch & Two Cups Of Coffee

Season 1 - Episode 8

Bridgette matches with her estranged Dad on Tinder.

star 7.38
318 votes
Chocolate Pudding & a Cooler of Gatorade

#3 - Chocolate Pudding & a Cooler of Gatorade

Season 1 - Episode 6

Having realized her true passion for basketball, Bridge tries out for the WNBA. A visit with Father Eddie leaves an at-the-edge Rafi at a crossroads. Tutu reconnects with someone from her past.

star 7.34
374 votes
Deep-Dish Pizza & a Shot of Holy Water

#4 - Deep-Dish Pizza & a Shot of Holy Water

Season 1 - Episode 4

Bridget, Eliza and Nelson participate in an extreme mud run; Rafi and Tutu baptize Larry without Bridget's consent.

star 7.34
438 votes
1,800 Filet-O-Fishes & One Small Diet Coke

#5 - 1,800 Filet-O-Fishes & One Small Diet Coke

Season 1 - Episode 2

Left in charge of Ally's house for the day, Bridgette fantasizes about what it would be like living the life of a wealthy, stay-at-home mom. Meanwhile, Nelson vaccinates Larry without Rafi's consent or knowledge.

star 7.30
579 votes
Run, Bridgette, Run or Forty-Eight Burnt Cupcakes & Graveyard Rum

#6 - Run, Bridgette, Run or Forty-Eight Burnt Cupcakes & Graveyard Rum

Season 1 - Episode 5

Bridget is conflicted on Father's Day as she chooses different paths to forgive Rafi for baptizing Larry.

star 7.26
412 votes
A Box of Dunkies and Two Squirts of Maple Syrup

#7 - A Box of Dunkies and Two Squirts of Maple Syrup

Season 1 - Episode 1

Bridgette pursues a former hookup for an opinion on her post-birth vagina; Meanwhile, she also learns that Rafi, her baby's father, is dating someone new.

star 7.21
704 votes
Single Mom Is Looking (for) Family

#8 - Single Mom Is Looking (for) Family

Season 2 - Episode 10

Bridgette and Nelson address their growing concerns over Rafi. Tutu throws a birthday party for Larry. Eliza reconsiders her medical future.

star 7.19
105 votes
Directors: Cate Shortland
Writers: Halley Feiffer, Zach Strauss
Family-Sized Popcorn & a Can of Wine

#9 - Family-Sized Popcorn & a Can of Wine

Season 1 - Episode 7

Bridge, Eliza and Larry spend a day together searching for Bridge's towed car; Tutu has a manic episode.

star 7.18
343 votes
Shit Man, I've Literally Failed

#10 - Shit Man, I've Literally Failed

Season 2 - Episode 1

Bridgette’s search for her father leads her to Philadelphia and back home again as she loses the key to his whereabouts. Tutu’s decision to leave Larry alone with Joe unexpectedly leads both Bridgette and Tutu on a path to close the door on their pasts.

star 7.11
173 votes
Directors: Frankie Shaw
Writers: Scott King
Smile More If Lying Fails

#11 - Smile More If Lying Fails

Season 2 - Episode 7

At a cookout celebrating Eliza’s graduation, Bridgette comes to terms with the unacknowledged racial divide between the two friends while Eliza admits that Bridgette’s disconnect is ultimately what gives their friendship strength.

star 7.11
95 votes
Writers: Frankie Shaw, Rochée Jeffrey, Thembi Banks
Should Mothers Incur Loss Financially?

#12 - Should Mothers Incur Loss Financially?

Season 2 - Episode 6

Bridgette discovers the hidden strings attached to financial assistance. Rafi and Nelson grow closer as they accept the ugly realities of their cohabitation. Tutu’s own housing is at risk with the increased involvement of Joe Jr.

star 7.04
113 votes
Directors: Cate Shortland
Writers: Jessica Moore
Sex Makes It Less Formal

#13 - Sex Makes It Less Formal

Season 2 - Episode 8

Bridgette throws a bachelor party for Rafi. Nelson celebrates her engagement with her mother and sister, reigniting their unresolved familial tensions. Jackie helps Tutu accept the realities of a life outside of Southie.

star 7.04
105 votes
Directors: Cate Shortland
Writers: Emily Goldwyn
Single Mom In Love Forever

#14 - Single Mom In Love Forever

Season 2 - Episode 5

In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions, leading her on a day of self-discovery through the streets of Boston.

star 7.04
113 votes
Directors: Cate Shortland
Writers: Frankie Shaw
Sorry Mary, I'm Losing Faith

#15 - Sorry Mary, I'm Losing Faith

Season 2 - Episode 2

Bridgette misses a date after unexpected news at Ally’s birthday dinner sends her spiraling towards a religious rediscovery. Rafi struggles to establish boundaries with Bridgette in their co-parenting arrangement. Tutu and her sister Jackie are left to sort through their memories of the past.

star 7.03
153 votes
Directors: Frankie Shaw
Writers: Frankie Shaw, Rachel Leavitt
So Maybe I Look Feminine

#16 - So Maybe I Look Feminine

Season 2 - Episode 4

Bridgette gets a taste of the picture-perfect life of the one-percent, spending a luxurious day at a polo match as a blonde, hobnobbing with celebrities, and celebrating her new best friend’s basic bachelorette party.

star 7.00
120 votes
Directors: Frankie Shaw
Writers: Heather V. Regnier
Surrogate Mothers Inspire Loving Families

#17 - Surrogate Mothers Inspire Loving Families

Season 2 - Episode 3

On the day of Ally’s birthday, three parallel stories reveal the ripple effects of Bridgette’s night out. Feeling neglected by her husband, Ally goes on a mission to obtain a rare Birkin bag. Ida cares for Ally’s children while she struggles to stay connected with her own daughter in Samoa. Elsie and Mindy have to put their own birthday celebration on hold when Ally makes a special request on their night off.

star 6.72
129 votes
Directors: Frankie Shaw
Writers: Emily Goldwyn, Jess Lamour
Single Mom Is Losing Faith

#18 - Single Mom Is Losing Faith

Season 2 - Episode 9

In the style of “The Magnificent Seven,” Bridgette gathers a posse of white hats to challenge the tyrannical rule of the town’s mysterious baron.

star 6.47
97 votes
Directors: Zach Strauss
Writers: Frankie Shaw, Zach Strauss