The BEST Episodes of Special
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.