The BEST Episodes of Speechless
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”
#1 - U-N-R– UNREALISTIC
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 12, 2019
Maya braces for JJ’s high school graduation and departure for college, but tough news from NYU changes everything. Dylan teaches Jimmy a “Dad lesson” as he gets ready for a big job interview. Kenneth pressures JJ to prepare for a grand finale to their time together, and Ray uses his class trip to Catalina to examine his bad luck in love.
#2 - P-R-PROM
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 3, 2017
It's prom night, and all three DiMeo kids are going, which leaves Maya and Jimmy with a rare night to themselves. Kenneth is shocked to learn that they like to spend their nights without the kids to bring up past arguments they have bottled up or ignored in the past. Later at school, Ray thinks he is finally about to have his first make-out session with a girl, but learns differently when she uses the "R" word. Meanwhile, a wary JJ bonds with someone who is sick of being the center of attention at school functions.
#3 - M-A-- MAY-JAY
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2017
With the school year over, Maya is excited to spend the summer with JJ, but he and Kenneth have other plans. Meanwhile, Jimmy gets special treatment at the most unlikely of places, while Dylan's identity in the family is threatened.
#4 - R-U-N-- RUNAWAY
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 26, 2017
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.
#5 - C-A-- CAMP
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 17, 2017
As the family readies for their flight to JJ's camp, Maya gets a surprise at the airport. Ray sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself, while Jimmy and Dylan turn the trip to camp into a father/daughter bonding moment.
#6 - D-I - DING
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 15, 2017
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car. Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.
#7 - S-I--SICK D-A--DAY
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2017
Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.
#8 - H-E-R-- HERO
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 2017
In order to get on the good side of their insurance agent to get everything JJ needs, the DiMeos have Dylan make a tough sacrifice at her track meet. Meanwhile, Ray wants to use his brother for inspiration while writing for an essay contest at school, but JJ rejects his plan. But when another student lies using the same plan, Ray and JJ team together to outdo the other student.
#9 - THE S-T-A– STAIRCASE
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 5, 2019
When JJ’s attempts to make a good impression on Izzy’s parents fail, he changes course to make a bad one instead. Maya is jealous when Melanie is the recipient of a public display of mom-love. Meanwhile, Kenneth leans on Jimmy for support after a tour of his alma mater reveals a few surprises.
#10 - S-I--SILENT N-I-- NIGHT
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2017
After leveraging JJ in an attempt to land a family dog, Dylan takes a vow of silence to better understand what it is to be her brother. Ray brokers a meeting between his girlfriend’s mother, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke), and Maya, only to realize they have a history. Jimmy drives Kenneth crazy by gaming a supermarket giveaway to score free Christmas turkeys.
#11 - C-H-- CHEATER!
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 5, 2017
Maya and Kenneth team up to hold JJ accountable after he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Jimmy bails Ray out of a get-rich-quick scheme, but also learns the reason behind his need for some fast cash.
#12 - R-O--ROAD T-R--TRIP
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 2017
The family goes on an annual impromptu family road trip, but Ray has something in store, which angers Maya when she finds out what it is. But Maya’s relentlessness proves to be helpful when she takes control of an emergency situation involving Ray’s appendix.
#13 - H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2016
Jimmy is upset the kids no longer want to participate in the family tradition of dressing up for Halloween. Maya tries to cheer up Jimmy by allowing him to do things he loves by taking things off the family "Dead to Me" list. Meanwhile, Ray recruits Dylan to help work the school's haunted mansion while Kenneth is scared of losing his job when JJ gets drunk at a party.
#14 - B-O-N–BONFIRE
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2016
While JJ finds success at school with a group of friends, Maya forces the cancellation of the homecoming bonfire, concerned that the beach location is not wheelchair accessible. Soon, the students speak out against JJ. But when Maya realizes she was wrong, the two stage a fake prank to encourage his classmates to have a change of heart. Meanwhile, Jimmy helps Ray settle into the new home.
#15 - D-A-T-E-- DATE?
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2016
JJ develops on a new girl at school who must adapt to life in a wheelchair after injuring herself in gymnastics.
#16 - O-S--OSCAR P-A--PARTY
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 22, 2017
Maya feels threatened by the perceived perfection of one of the mom's at her annual Oscar party; Ray pretends to be someone he's not to impress a girl.
#17 - N-O– NOMINEE
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 21, 2018
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor,
#18 - J-J'S D-R–DREAM
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2017
Ray gets in over his head when he makes up a fake charity to impress his girlfriend; Maya gives Jimmy tips on being the boss; and Dylan demands Kenneth get out of her space.
#19 - R-A-Y-C-- RAY-CATION
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 2016
Maya enlists the family to assist JJ in romancing a girl at school, but it backfires when JJ expresses his feelings to Claire, and they are not reciprocated. Meanwhile, as the DiMeos are always late, Ray has the family practice to get to school in time for his upcoming weekend field trip.
#20 - N-E-NEW A-I-AIDE
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2016
Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ’s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly.
#21 - T-H-A-- THANKSGIVING
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2016
The DiMeos are forced to celebrate Thanksgiving with Jimmy's brother and family.
#22 - V-A-L-- VALENTINE'S D-A-- DAY
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 8, 2017
Maya gets help with Jimmy's Valentine's Day gift; Ray is excited about the prospect of having a secret admirer; J.J. distributes candy-grams.
#23 - C-H-O-CHOIR
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2016
Maya surprises everyone by embracing a newfound holiday spirit, but her view is put to the test when the family van is stolen along with all their holiday gifts. Ray joins the choir and gets a coveted solo. But when an attractive new teacher is hired, JJ decides to join his brother and takes Ray's solo.
#24 - S-L-- SLED H-O-- HOCKEY
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2016
JJ instantly wants to join a sled hockey team made up entirely of people with disabilities, but Jimmy is not thrilled and thinks it’s dangerous. Meanwhile, Maya takes a CPR class with Kenneth, and she sees how popular he is and realizes that she needs to be nicer in order to keep him as JJ’s aide.
#25 - W-H-- WHEELCHAIR P-L-- PLANET
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 1, 2019
The DiMeos come together to help JJ shoot a last-minute film for his college application, working against the clock and Maya’s own best interests. Jimmy makes an embarrassing gaffe with JJ’s beloved, and Kenneth and Ray scramble to suppress embarrassing secrets.