The BEST Episodes of Tell Me a Story

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 7, 2020

Network: CBS All Access

An anthology series featuring beloved fairy tales interweaving into a subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge, and murder. Season 1 was set in modern-day New York featuring The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel & Gretel. Season 2 is set in Nashville and features Beauty & the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Ever After

#1 - Ever After

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 6, 2020

Tucker and Maddie frantically try to escape Olivia’s clutches, resorting to desperate measures. Simone grows more suspicious of her step-brother but doesn’t want to further involve Jackson. Ashley, Rebecca, and Beau, back on the Force, prepare for her comeback concert, while a vindictive Taylor sets her final plan in motion.

star 8.89
9 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Mark Hudis, Michael Peterson
Chapter 9: Deception

#2 - Chapter 9: Deception

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 27, 2018

Hannah takes on Katrina's henchmen in her attempt to get Gabe to safety. Nick refuses to take no for an answer, seeing anyone in Kayla's life as a potential threat to their future happiness. Realizing he has an ally at the police department, Jordan tries to let go of his obsession for revenge.

star 8.04
199 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Heather Zuhlke
Chapter 10: Forgiveness

#3 - Chapter 10: Forgiveness

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 3, 2019

Hannah takes the fight to Katrina, culminating in a final showdown as she tries to free Gabe. Afraid of what an unhinged Josh is capable of, Kayla breaks off from Tim and the police to try and save Colleen. Jordan reaches his breaking point with the third pig.

star 7.91
195 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Kevin Williamson, Mary Leah Sutton
Chapter 6: Guilt

#4 - Chapter 6: Guilt

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

Kayla spends a day in the city with Nick, gaining a new perspective on not only their relationship but her future. Eddie nears a breaking point due to Jordan's relentless torment but Mitch offers Eddie a solution. A vulnerable Hannah and Gabe are blindsided.

star 7.82
202 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Mary Leah Sutton
New Pages

#5 - New Pages

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 2, 2020

Ashley's instincts tell her she's not out of danger yet and Beau takes action to make her feel safe. Simone and Jackson attend an elegant ball to confront Veronica. Meanwhile, Tucker feels his relationship with Maddie is back on track while she has her doubts. Olivia begins to understand her captor.

star 7.78
77 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock
Family Business

#6 - Family Business

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 19, 2019

An anonymous delivery sends Ashley into a dark tailspin as Rebecca, Beau and the Nashville Police search for answers. Meanwhile, Jackson and Simone's deeply-rooted family troubles bring them closer together. Tucker continues to hold a terrified Olivia hostage while concealing his secret from Maddie.

star 7.76
88 votes
Directors: Anne Hamilton
Writers: Sylvia L. Jones
Chapter 7: Betrayal

#7 - Chapter 7: Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 13, 2018

After a devastating betrayal, Hannah and Gabe find themselves lost in the woods and on the run from deadly assailants. Jordan's hunt for vengeance continues as he sets his sights on a new target. Increasingly worried about Nick's erratic behavior, Kayla and Laney decide to investigate his past. Meanwhile, Tim grows closer to colleague Katrina.

star 7.75
199 votes
Writers: Andrea Thornton
Writer's Block

#8 - Writer's Block

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

Ashley struggles to adjust to her new reality but finds a moment of solace with Beau, who has his own burdens to bear. Maddie starts to second guess her upcoming wedding to Tucker as his distant behavior continues. Simone attends her estranged father’s funeral and learns her stepmother, Veronica, may be more evil than she thought.

star 7.75
103 votes
Writers: Steve Stringer
Chapter 8: Truth

#9 - Chapter 8: Truth

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 20, 2018

Jordan learns a shocking truth about the third pig. Hannah rushes back to New York City searching for Gabe, who is being held captive by an evil stranger. Kayla turns to her dad Tim when she discovers Nick's obsession may run deeper than she ever imagined.

star 7.71
203 votes
Writers: Steve Stringer
Number One Fan

#10 - Number One Fan

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 26, 2019

Ashley is inspired to make music again while others begin to notice her blossoming connection with Beau. Simone enlists Jackson's help as she seeks the truth behind her father's trust and Veronica's scheming. Olivia questions Tucker about his motives, ultimately resurfacing painful memories for both of them. Meanwhile, Susie's late night out with Kyle may prove to be more problematic than she thought.

star 7.70
83 votes
Writers: Hollie Overton
Thorns and All

#11 - Thorns and All

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 16, 2020

Simone's guilt and fear of her step-family hinder her relationship with Jackson, causing him to spiral. A doctor's appointment yields good news for Ashley and Rebecca, and the Nashville PD continue their investigation. Meanwhile, the tables have turned as Olivia interrogates a captive Tucker, forcing him to reckon with his past and present.

star 7.70
66 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Mary Leah Sutton
Chapter 5: Madness

#12 - Chapter 5: Madness

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 29, 2018

Gabe leads Hannah to an unwelcome figure from their past. Armed with the identity of two of the pigs, Jordan presses on to find the third. Nick decides he must find a way to put an end to Ethan's meddling.

star 7.69
210 votes
Writers: Heather Zuhlke
Lost and Found

#13 - Lost and Found

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 9, 2020

Beau is determined to track down Ashley's assailant after the shootout. Jackson confronts Veronica about Simone's disappearance and gets help from an unlikely ally. Olivia makes her escape with Tucker in pursuit, while Maddie seeks some motherly advice from Rebecca about her fiancé.

star 7.65
69 votes
Writers: Mark Hudis
Sweet Dreams

#14 - Sweet Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 23, 2020

Both heartbroken, Jackson and Maddie find solace and clarity with each other. Ashley is determined to return to the stage, but Rebecca and Beau are worried about potential risks. Simone and Veronica reconcile and make an effort at being a family. Meanwhile, Olivia's scheming continues and Tucker has some troubling dreams.

star 7.63
65 votes
Writers: Brian Millikin
The Curse

#15 - The Curse

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 5, 2019

Rising country music star Ashley Rose Pruitt celebrates the launch of her debut album but a tragic event threatens to derail it all. Under the disapproving eye of his mother, Rebecca Pruitt, troubled musician Jackson Pruitt tries to break old habits when an intriguing stranger enters his life. Meanwhile, Maddie Pruitt attempts to hold her family together amidst a growing disconnect with her fiancée Tucker, a struggling novelist.

star 7.63
128 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Kevin Williamson, Mary Leah Sutton
Favorite Son

#16 - Favorite Son

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 30, 2020

Ashley faces mounting pressure to cancel her upcoming concert after Beau is targeted in a hit-and-run accident. Jackson takes a step forward in getting sober and making amends with Rebecca. The Nashville police question Veronica about Clay Calloway's death while Simone and Maddie separately search for answers.

star 7.60
52 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Hollie Overton, Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock
Chapter 3: Greed

#17 - Chapter 3: Greed

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

Fed up with the police's investigation, Jordan's need for answers quickly veers towards obsession. Kayla is determined to keep her and Nick's relationship a secret, but Ethan's jealousy threatens to derail her plans. Hannah makes a stunning discovery about Dan.

star 7.56
202 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Hollie Overton
Chapter 4: Rage

#18 - Chapter 4: Rage

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 22, 2018

When the police fail to act, Jordan takes matters in his own hands and pursues the littlest pig Eddie in hopes it will lead to the other two. While her relationship with Nick deepens, Kayla goes against her better judgment and decides to give friendship with Ethan another chance. After a series of disturbing incidents, Hannah and Gabe flee town.

star 7.52
197 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Kim Clements
Chapter 2: Loss

#19 - Chapter 2: Loss

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 8, 2018

Jordan helps the police pinpoint one of the masked robbers of the jewelry heist. After their ill-advised one-night stand, Kayla tries to keep her distance from Nick but finds it hard to stay away. Hannah helps Gabe cover his tracks.

star 7.31
226 votes
Directors: Liz Friedlander
Writers: Eduardo Javier Canto, Ryan Maldonado
Chapter 1: Hope

#20 - Chapter 1: Hope

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 31, 2018

Troubled teen Kayla and her dad, Tim, try to make a fresh start at grandmother Colleen's home. Estranged siblings Gabe and Hannah are reunited under extreme circumstances. Jordan and his girlfriend Beth can't see eye-to-eye on their future together.

star 7.31
317 votes
Directors: Liz Friedlander
Writers: Kevin Williamson