The BEST Episodes of Swingtown

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020

Network: CBS

This period drama takes viewers back to the 1970s for a look at suburban households testing the murky waters of sexual revolution following swingers throughout open marriages, "key parties" and other swingers extravaganzas.

Cabin Fever

#1 - Cabin Fever

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 12, 2009

When the Thompsons have a change of heart about going to the Millers' cabin, Susan asks the Deckers to join them. The weekend gets off to good start but then the Thompsons decide to surprise them by showing up anyway.

star 9.79
33 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Joy Gregory
Double Exposure

#2 - Double Exposure

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 12, 2009

Susan and Bruce plan their housewarming party and Susan asks Janet for help in the hopes of fixing their friendship. Unfortunately, Trina has some very different ideas for the party including a fondue setup and a very big guest list.

star 8.67
36 votes
Directors: Josh Marston
Writers: David Graziano
Pilot

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 5, 2009

Susan and Bruce have moved their family to a more affluent neighborhood in a suburb of Chicago to try to find a different, unique sense of community that they have not felt yet. Little do they know, they have stepped into the world of swingers and the American sexual revolution.

star 8.37
44 votes
Directors: Alan Poul
Writers: Mike Kelley
Surprise

#4 - Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 9, 2009

A surprise party for Janet sparks shocking revelations between the neighbors.

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Tom Garrigus;Vanessa Reisen
Get Down Tonight

#5 - Get Down Tonight

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 9, 2009

Bruce and Susan enjoy a night of line dancing with Tom and Trina and Janet starts a temp job with a local newspaper.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers:
Take It To The Limit

#6 - Take It To The Limit

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 16, 2009

During Trina and Tom's annual end of the summer clambake and key party, the neighborhood couples confront relationship-changing decisions.

star 8.13
8 votes
Directors: Alan Poul
Writers: David Graziano, Mike Kelley (1)
Go Your Own Way

#7 - Go Your Own Way

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 19, 2009

Susan goes against Bruce's wishes when she decides to go to the fundraiser at the Deckers to help raise money for the star of the controversial film who is having legal trouble.

star 7.94
63 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Jessica Mecklenburg
Love Will Find a Way

#8 - Love Will Find a Way

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2009

Bruce's great day is capped off by going to a party with his wife Susan. Janet begins to understand how great her friendship with Susan can be.

star 7.86
37 votes
Directors: Alan Poul
Writers: Mike Kelley
Running on Empty

#9 - Running on Empty

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 2, 2009

Bruce plans a family trip to the cabin but Laurie has other ideas about keeping her plans with Doug. Roger and Janet start seeing a therapist.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Carol Barbee
Swingus Interruptus

#10 - Swingus Interruptus

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2009

Tom and Trina try a closed relationship just as Susan and Bruce open their's to Brad and Sylvia. Unfortunately, the foursome is interrupted by Laurie and Doug Stephens.

star 7.63
8 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Jessica Mecklenburg, Joy Gregory
Heatwave

#11 - Heatwave

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2009

Tom decides to throw a last minute pool party during a heatwave without consulting Trina first, who is still mad at her husband for his recent affair. Susan lends an ear when Roger loses his job and Bruce gets closer to his co-worker, Melinda.

star 7.20
35 votes
Writers: Tom Garrigus
Friends with Benefits

#12 - Friends with Benefits

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 19, 2009

Susan's plans to help her husband's career backfire at the Ladies Auxiliary luncheon, but Janet is the one who makes a lasting impression. Trina runs into her old high school sweetheart at the luncheon making Tom wonder if there is more going on than just going down memory lane.

star 7.06
33 votes
Writers: Vanessa Reisen
Puzzlerama

#13 - Puzzlerama

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 26, 2009

Trina throws her annual "Puzzlerama" party where the clues for the game are the neighborhoods darkest secrets.

star 7.03
34 votes
Directors: Alan Poul
Writers: Adam Giaudrone