The BEST Episodes of Special

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Network: Netflix

The series is based on the memoir about what it's like to grow up with special needs. It reveals what sets apart the latest generation of young people coming of age in an all-wired, over-educated and underemployed world and touches on modern dating culture, internships, jobs, drugs and coming out of the closet.

Chapter Eight: Gay Gardens

#1 - Chapter Eight: Gay Gardens

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Conflicted by how he’s being defined, Ryan decides to come clean at work and with his friends. But focusing on himself leaves Karen feeling left out.

star 7.95
78 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter Three: Free Scones

#2 - Chapter Three: Free Scones

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Karen reluctantly agrees to help Ryan find an apartment while Kim eagerly volunteers to help him check another big milestone off his list.

star 7.86
86 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter Five: Vagina Momologues

#3 - Chapter Five: Vagina Momologues

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Karen’s shopping trip is cut short as she tends to pressing matters for her mother and Ryan, fueling frustrations with her role as dual-caregiver.

star 7.64
78 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter Six: Straight Potential

#4 - Chapter Six: Straight Potential

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

While Ryan attends a dudes’ poker night, Karen lets loose with Phil at home, basking in her affection for him -- and for grilled cheese.

star 7.64
77 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter Two: The Deep End

#5 - Chapter Two: The Deep End

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Kim encourages a daunted Ryan to be more comfortable with his body at Olivia’s pool party, where they both make some surprising new friends.

star 7.50
90 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter Four: Housechilling Party

#6 - Chapter Four: Housechilling Party

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Ryan’s underwhelming attempt at a housewarming party leads to a bonding session with Kim. Karen’s nest doesn’t stay empty for long.

star 7.49
88 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter Seven: Blind Deaf Date

#7 - Chapter Seven: Blind Deaf Date

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

An unconventional blind date leads Ryan to examine his own biases and insecurities. Friction develops in Karen and Phil’s burgeoning romance.

star 7.44
79 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell
Chapter One: Cerebral LOLzy

#8 - Chapter One: Cerebral LOLzy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

In the wake of being hit by a car, Ryan begins a coveted internship and finds an opportunity to redefine himself based on his recent run-in.

star 7.31
107 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Ryan O'Connell