The BEST Episodes of Soap

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Soap: the TV show that made Soap Operas funny! Soap is a tale about two sisters, Mary Campbell and Jessica Tate. While the Tates are a rich family, the Campbells are just another blue-collared family, but they go through amazing and crazy situations. This series will make you travel through a world of crazy and funny situations that happen all in the family.

Episode 20

#1 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 14, 1978

Danny learns he must marry Elaine. Mary tells Burt of her plans to commit him. Jessica's case looks even more hopeless after she meets the prosecutor and judge.

star 8.98
117 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 22

#2 - Episode 22

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 28, 1978

Jodie and Carol plan a weekend away as "just friends." Mary commits Burt to the mental hospital. Danny tells Mary he must marry Elaine. Billy runs away from home. Benson, Chester, and Jessica take the stand in Jessica's trial.

star 8.95
93 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 21

#3 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 21, 1978

Elaine meets the kooky Campbells. Corinne tracks down Tim at his mountain retreat. Mallu's assistant, Carol, invites Jodie to lunch. Jessica's murder trial begins.

star 8.73
117 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 75

#4 - Episode 75

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 17, 1980

Danny finds a hooker who will help bring Tibbs to justice. The cash-poor Tates hold a barbecue. Leslie gets more creative in her efforts to kill Billy. Jessica accepts El Puerco's invitation to spend the night in his tent.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 13

#5 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 13, 1977

"Piece of Chelief" Tinkler questions the Tates and Campbells, all of whom are suspects in Peter's grisly murder.

star 8.57
124 votes
Episode 54

#6 - Episode 54

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 8, 1979

The Tates and Campbells gather to welcome Dutch to the family--and scare Millie away in the process. Billy and Leslie's romantic evening is interrupted by her ex. Jodie and Corinne discuss single parenthood. Alien Burt refuses to return to the spaceship. Real Burt finally contacts Mary, then disappears before her eyes. Back on the spaceship, Real Burt convinces the aliens to give him a chance to persuade Alien Burt to leave Earth for good.

star 8.53
17 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 61

#7 - Episode 61

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 1980

Danny learns of Burt's illness and agrees to help Burt win a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records. Eunice asks Corinne to cover for her while she cheats on Dutch. Chester's attempts to resist the minister's sexy daughter prove futile. The Campbells host Polly's family at dinner. After Chester tells Jessica he has lapsed again, she kicks him out of the house.

star 8.52
21 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 69

#8 - Episode 69

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 27, 1980

Season #3 season finale was an expanded episode of 60 minutes. Now shown in two parts in syndication. Danny proposes marriage to Polly; Sheriff Burt and Deputy Danny are set up for blackmail by mobster Elmore Tibbs; Dutch cannot choose between two sisters; Carol's mother joins her daughter in perjuring herself in court; Leslie now decides to kill Billy; and Jessica's death watch features a surprise visit from Benson.

star 8.52
21 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 14

#9 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 27, 1977

Chester and Jessica discuss her affair with Peter. The Tates and Campbells wonder who among them is a murderer. Eunice and Congressman McCallum meet up in an airplane lavatory. Chief Tinkler arrests Corrine.

star 8.46
97 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 85 Part 2

#10 - Episode 85 Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 20, 1981

Burt receives a tip about a major drug transaction. Danny tells Burt that he's in love with Annie. The Tates worry about Jessica. Jessica makes life difficult for her captors. The communists demand El Puerco's surrender. Jessica prepares to face her execution. Chester catches Danny in bed with Annie. Burt walks into an ambush. Jessica faces a firing squad.

star 8.45
11 votes
Episode 56

#11 - Episode 56

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 1979

Billy tells Jessica about his affair with Leslie. Burt returns home to share his ordeal with Mary. Danny meets a black widow at the cemetery. Dutch makes it clear he knows Eunice is cheating on him. Jessica spots Chester with another woman.

star 8.45
20 votes
Episode 24

#12 - Episode 24

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 21, 1978

Carol seduces Jodie. Mary forgives Burt. Corinne returns to the Tates. Ingrid vows to destroy the Tates. Sheriff Tinkler arrives to arrest Chester for stock fraud. The jury begins deliberating Jessica's fate.

star 8.41
82 votes
Episode 65

#13 - Episode 65

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 28, 1980

Burt announces he will run for Sheriff, and Danny wants to be Deputy. Jodie enlists Mr. Mallu's help in his fight for Wendy. Chester begs Jessica to take him back. Jessica entertains her psychologist, Dr. Posner, amidst the usual Tate insanity.

star 8.29
49 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 8

#14 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 8, 1977

Unable to kill Burt as ordered, Danny goes on the run as a "spy" but not before finally accepting Jodie's homosexuality and bidding a tearful goodbye to Mary. At a dinner party for Chuck and Bob, Danny makes a surprise visit that turns into "a little Tuesday night shootout."

star 8.27
125 votes
Episode 15

#15 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 3, 1978

Corrine goes to jail for killing Peter. Burt launches his own investigation. Danny decides to surprise the Godfather but must get past his daughter, Elaine, first. Ingrid Svenson arrives in Dunn's River, claiming to be Corrine's real mother.

star 8.22
119 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 7

#16 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 1977

The Major terrorizes the neighbors. Chuck and Bob arrive and promptly offend the Campbells. Claire tells Jessica of her affair with Chester, but Jessica doesn't believe her. Danny gets Burt alone and at gunpoint in the woods.

star 8.16
110 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris, Tony Lang
Episode 5

#17 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 4, 1977

Eunice and Jodie discuss their man troubles. Burt and Mary visit a sex therapist. Corrine gives Tim one last chance before moving in with Peter, then catches Jessica kissing Peter.

star 8.16
105 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris, Tony Lang
Episode 18

#18 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 24, 1978

Father Tim bids Corinne farewell. Burt tells Mary he can make himself invisible. Chester hires high-priced attorney E. Ronald Mallu to defend Jessica. Jessica decides to skip bail and head to Rio. Claire alerts the SEC to Chester's shady business dealings.

star 8.13
117 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 23

#19 - Episode 23

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 14, 1978

Walter dumps Eunice. Burt tells Mary he killed her first husband. Corinne walks out on Ingrid. Father Tim tells his mother he's leaving the priesthood. Jodie and Carol plan a weekend at the Cape. The prosecution drops a bombshell at Jessica's murder trial.

star 8.10
58 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 34

#20 - Episode 34

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1978

Chester comes home; Jodie slugs Dennis; and more news, Corinne is pregnat. Other news. Dutch comes and says good-bye, c this show 2 find out what's up.

star 8.07
28 votes
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 57

#21 - Episode 57

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 1979

Jessica catches Chester with another woman. Burt and Mary go for their annual physicals. Danny tries to find Polly. Jessica meets Leslie. An agent from Child Protective Services pays a visit to Jodie.

star 8.06
17 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 9

#22 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 15, 1977

Jodie checks into the hospital for his sex-change operation. Dr. Medlow helps Burt overcome his guilt and his impotence. At lunch with Mary, Jessica spots Chester kissing Claire.

star 8.00
123 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris, Tony Lang
Episode 27

#23 - Episode 27

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1978

Chester escapes from prison with Dutch. Danny and Elaine marry and learn that Elaine's father has cut her off. One by one, the Tates disappear in the basement.

star 8.00
33 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris
Episode 58

#24 - Episode 58

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 27, 1979

Jessica agrees to see a marriage counselor with Chester. The Campbells urge Jodie to move back home. Burt is jealous of Alien Burt's sexual prowess. At Billy's 18th-birthday party, Leslie promises "to blow out every candle on [Billy's] cake."

star 8.00
22 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Stu Silver, Susan Harris
Episode 12

#25 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 6, 1977

Jessica delivers an ultimatum to the philandering Chester, and threatens to kill Peter Campbell for lying to her and betraying her daughter Corinne; late that night, while in the shower, Peter is murdered by an unseen assailant.

star 7.96
125 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Susan Harris