The Best Episodes of Suburgatory

Apocalypse Meow

#1 - Apocalypse Meow 8.25

Season 2 - Episode 21

Dallas helps George tell Tessa that he has sold their house; when Dalia tries to make Tessa miserable, Tessa seeks revenge.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Stiiiiiiill Horny

#2 - Stiiiiiiill Horny 8.18

Season 3 - Episode 13

When Tessa joins a knitting circle, the age of her new friends surprises George; George writes a song dedicated to his muse; Malik and Lisa bicker.

Directors: Julie Anne Robinson
Stray Dogs

#3 - Stray Dogs 8.17

Season 2 - Episode 22

Sheila talks Mr. Wolfe into throwing a chastity ball at the high school; George buys Dallas her dream house.

Directors: Emily Kapnek

#4 - Krampus 8.14

Season 2 - Episode 7

George assumes that Tessa will be thrilled to go on an excursion with her mother in New York, but Tessa finds herself missing Chatswin and her father; the Shay family is thrown into turmoil when Ryan finds out he was adopted.

Directors: Julie Anne Robinson
The Barbecue

#5 - The Barbecue 8.11

Season 1 - Episode 2

Surprised Tessa realizes she is attracted to her jock suburban neighbor; George feels pressured to throw the perfect barbecue.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Charity Case

#6 - Charity Case 8.06

Season 1 - Episode 6

Irritated by all the cafeteria waste at school, Tessa motivates the student body to get involved with giving back. Unfortunately their charity of choice involves helping residents of Florida improve their complexions. When Tessa introduces a homeless transsexual to the student body as part of a lesson, they decide that Tessa is really the person in need. Meanwhile George receives a large dental bill from Noah, which puts a strain on their relationship.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
The Witch of East Chatswin

#7 - The Witch of East Chatswin 8.05

Season 2 - Episode 2

When Tessa convinces Dalia and her friends to think up feminist-inspired Halloween costumes, she attracts the attention of the Chatswin witch; Noah and George dress as each other; George misunderstands when Dallas asks him out.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
Les Lucioles

#8 - Les Lucioles 8.04

Season 3 - Episode 12

Tessa struggles with the budget while planning Lisa and Malik's wedding; June warns Tessa to stay away from Ryan; Malik turns to George when his family decides to boycott the wedding; Sheila gives Lisa advice.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Go, Gamblers!

#9 - Go, Gamblers! 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 20

Tessa helps Ryan choose a college; George asks Dallas to move in with him; Sheila sells George's house.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle

#10 - Halloween 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tessa channels her inner "suburban girl" for a Halloween costume, but it ends up spooking her friends and everyone at school since she reminds them of a recently "departed" resident of Chatswin. And George is determined to prove to Halloween-hater Dallas that being scared can be fun, but gets a scare of his own when Steven Royce (guest star Jay Mohr), Dallas' husband, finally comes home from one of his many business trips.

Directors: Adam Davidson
Entering Eden

#11 - Entering Eden 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 19

George begins dating Eden (Alicia Silverstone), a woman he met at the town's farmer's market. Tessa helps Dalia find her missing dog.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Catch and Release

#12 - Catch and Release 8.00

Season 3 - Episode 8

Tessa asks for advice when Lisa decides to propose to Malik; George believes that Nora may be rude to her employees.

Directors: Robert Duncan McNeill

#13 - Thanksgiving 7.99

Season 1 - Episode 8

Depressed that she has to spend Thanksgiving in the suburbs, Tessa convinces Dallas to take her to the city for a girls' day out. During their fun day, they run across George making out with a woman while he was supposed to be "working." Angry with George for lying to her, Tessa confronts him during the Royces' Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile Lisa refuses to wear a special dress Sheila picked out for her, so Sheila decides to literally turn up the heat.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle

#14 - Pilot 7.99

Season 1 - Episode 1

Tessa and her father experience culture shock when they move out of New York and into a house in the suburbs.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Out in the Burbs

#15 - Out in the Burbs 7.97

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Tessa is asked to show new guy Josh Sherman around school, she becomes convinced that he's gay, when in fact he's an undercover narcotics officer. Lisa becomes deeply infatuated with Josh, and Tessa inadvertly convinces Mr. Wolfe to make special announcement to the student body. Meanwhile George re-evaluates his relationship with Dallas.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Don't Call Me Shirley

#16 - Don't Call Me Shirley 7.97

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Shelia's Shirley Temple doll collection is stolen, Tessa can't help but be amused, until she faces the consequences. Meanwhile, afraid of being burglarized, Dallas and Dalia stay at the Altman's house.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Chinese Chicken

#17 - Chinese Chicken 7.97

Season 2 - Episode 10

George starts to feel stifled when Dallas' efforts to promote his business go overboard; Tessa learns what life is like as a football player's girlfriend.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
The Nutcracker

#18 - The Nutcracker 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Tessa overhears George break up with his girlfriend, Zoe, on Skype, she blames herself for his failed relationship and decides that she's going to get them back together. Unbeknownst to her, though, George is really enamored with Tessa's cute art teacher, Aimee. He admits to Mr. Wolfe that he's over dating crazy city women, and that he's looking for love in the burbs. George decides to embrace the holiday spirit with a tree trimming party complete with ex-girlfriend, potential new girlfriend and the Royces, and he soon finds himself under the mistletoe with a special someone.

Directors: Randall Zisk
The Motherload

#19 - The Motherload 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 22

Tessa feels a void as Chatswin celebrates mothers; Dalia goes to Israel without Dallas; Eden reacts to a baby shower's theme.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Ryan's Song

#20 - Ryan's Song 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 3

Feeling guilty about keeping the truth from Ryan, Lisa agrees to help him with Tessa; Dallas invites her life coach along on her first date with George; Tessa baby-sits with Opus.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle

#21 - Homecoming 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 1

Tessa returns to Chatswin after spending summer with her grandmother; George finds Tessa's renewed interest in her mother threatening; Tessa signs up for the Fall Follies; Noah and Dallas compete for Carmen.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
The Wishbone

#22 - The Wishbone 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tessa decides to spend Thanksgiving in the city with her mom and grandmother; George hosts Thanksgiving dinner for Dallas.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Driving Miss Dalia

#23 - Driving Miss Dalia 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Tessa gets her driver's license, Dalia hires her to drive her around to stalk her crush, Scott Strauss. As a result Tessa realizes that she and Scott might have feelings for each other. Meanwhile George and Noah's relationship is put to the test when George decides he wants to join the local country club.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Sex and the Suburbs

#24 - Sex and the Suburbs 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 13

Tessa enjoys rubbing it in Dalia's face that Scott Strause chose her over Dalia. However the closer Tessa gets to Scott, the more nervous George becomes. When George discovers a box of XXL condoms that Lisa has given Tessa, he becomes obsessed and starts planning game night with her friends in hopes of keeping her at home more. Meanwhile Tessa soon discovers that the more time she spends with Scott, the less attracted to him she is.

Directors: Julie Anne Robinson
Sweet Sixteen

#25 - Sweet Sixteen 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Tessa tells Dallas that she wants a simple get together for her sixteenth birthday, Dallas convinces her to let Dalia plan the ultimate birthday extravaganza at the country club, complete with a live performance by her favorite band, specialty drinks and go-go cages. Meanwhile George throws his back out and Sheila Shay takes it upon herself to care for him, even though George is terrified of her.

Directors: Adam Davidson