State of the Union

The BEST episodes of State of the Union

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A short-form drama that cleverly explores relationships and the human experience by looking at a husband and wife who get coffee together to gather their thoughts before their weekly marriage counselling session. Each week, between the bickering, they begin to piece together what has gone wrong between them.

Last Updated: 5/26/2022Network: SundanceTV
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Another Drink
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7.61
124 votes

#1 - Another Drink

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/17/2019

Tom moves back in and feels that his and Louise's issues are resolved; the couple agree that they wouldn't be friends if they weren't married, and look for the right word to describe their relation...

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Dolphins
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7.59
130 votes

#2 - Dolphins

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/15/2019

Louise and Tom reflect on why and how they got together in the first place.

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Plaster Cast
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7.49
147 votes

#3 - Plaster Cast

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/9/2019

Tom asks Louise to back him up in a lie with their counselor.

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Normal Slope
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7.48
141 votes

#4 - Normal Slope

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/10/2019

When Tom moves out following a bad session, Louise suggests that it could be the start of a slippery slope.

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Big Mustard
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7.44
34 votes

#5 - Big Mustard

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/16/2022

Ellen tells Scott more about her newfound religion, and Scott feels further from her than ever.

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Led Zeppelin's Accountant
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7.44
32 votes

#6 - Led Zeppelin's Accountant

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/18/2022

Scott derails their counselors' relationship; Ellen questions continuing with their own.

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Prison Sex
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7.42
120 votes

#7 - Prison Sex

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/16/2019

When Louise and Tom discuss a breakthrough in their relationship, Louise wonders if it was, in fact, a breakthrough; Louise asks Tom to move back in.

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Nigel and Naomi
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7.35
136 votes

#8 - Nigel and Naomi

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/13/2019

When Louise complains that Tom's effort feels contrived, Tom realizes that he has to remain himself while acting differently.

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Antique Globes
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7.35
175 votes

#9 - Antique Globes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/7/2019

Tom promises to be at the session from the start this week.

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Call the Midwife
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7.34
126 votes

#10 - Call the Midwife

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/14/2019

Louise admits that she's ashamed of Tom's lack of employment; the couple decide to communicate more openly.

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The Road Most Travelled
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7.27
33 votes

#11 - The Road Most Travelled

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2022

Ellen admits that she's keeping her options open.

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Syria
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7.27
154 votes

#12 - Syria

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/8/2019

Tom and Louise discuss the lost passion in their relationship, and if it is something that can be found again.

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Facetime TV
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7.26
34 votes

#13 - Facetime TV

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/23/2022

Scott really has changed, but is it enough to save the marriage?

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Prison Thoughts
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7.26
31 votes

#14 - Prison Thoughts

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/17/2022

Ellen and Scott try to assess the pain of breaking up versus the pain of staying together.

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Marathon
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7.22
226 votes

#15 - Marathon

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/6/2019

Every week before their weekly marital therapy session, estranged couple Tom (Chris O'Dowd) and Louise (Rosamund Pike) meet at a pub to try and get their story straight for the therapist. With each successive episode, we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart.

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Intimacy Kit
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7.12
33 votes

#16 - Intimacy Kit

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/21/2022

Ellen and Scott are left wondering if they can give each other what they need.

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The Laws of Grammar
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7.07
46 votes

#17 - The Laws of Grammar

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/14/2022

Scott and Ellen meet for coffee to prepare for their first marital counselling session; Ellen makes a shocking announcement.

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Why Quake?
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7.06
36 votes

#18 - Why Quake?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/15/2022

Scott and Ellen discuss past betrayals, and Ellen explains just how far apart they've grown.

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The Last Box
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6.66
29 votes

#19 - The Last Box

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/25/2022

Ellen and Scott arrive for their final session.

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Kopi Luwak
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6.56
32 votes

#20 - Kopi Luwak

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/24/2022

Ellen opens up to Scott about some dark thoughts.