The BEST episodes of The Big C
Every episode of The Big C ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Big C!
A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well
#1 - Quality of Death
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/13/2013
Dr. Sherman pays a visit to Cathy, who has checked herself into a hospice and is experiencing problems with her new roommate. Adam confronts Paul about his lack of parental guidance. Andrea seeks inspiration from Cathy.
#2 - The Finale
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/20/2013
Adam surprises everyone when he fulfills one of Cathy's wishes. Cathy's estranged Dad visits her. Andrea gets the opportunity of a lifetime. Sean has mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#4 - Crossing the Line
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/26/2011
Cathy is inspired by Lee’s passing to ring in the New Year in an unexpected way; burdened by financial issues, Paul tries a new tactic with the insurance agency; Adam makes a surprising connection with Dr. Todd.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#7 - A Little Death
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/22/2011
Rebecca deals with the grief over her miscarriage in an unexpected way which leads Cathy to reconnect with old friends; Andrea's relationship with Myk heats up; Adam is taken by surprise when he finally meets the girl he's been chatting with in an online cancer support group.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#12 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/16/2010
After being diagnosed with melanoma, Cathy decides to build a pool in her backyard, much to the chagrin of her older curmudgeonly neighbor, Marlene. Cathy’s son, Adam, plays pranks on her while her husband Paul tries to get back in her good graces. Cathy also tries to reconnect with her willfully homeless brother Sean, and devises a weight-loss plan for Andrea, one of her summer school students.
#14 - Goldilocks and the Bears
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/8/2011
Lee takes Cathy to a Tibetan doctor to deal with her high blood pressure. Feeling jealousy of Lee, Paul takes Cathy and Lee out for an evening, while Adam interfere with Andrea's date.
#15 - Thin Ice
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/8/2012
Cathy receives medical news that gives her reason to hope for recovery; Sean supports Andrea's newfound appreciation for her African heritage; Adam turns to prayer to help his ailing mother.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#16 - Summer Time
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/23/2010
Cathy learns from Dr. Todd just how little time she has left, and for the first time in her life, starts to appreciate her body. Paul tries to make sense of his wife's request to live apart for the summer by signing up for couples therapy. Adam, desperate to get away from his "crazy" mom, attempts to sneak off to soccer camp without her knowing.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#17 - Everything That Rises Must Converge
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/8/2010
Dr. Todd and Cathy go to see the Bee Man to seek non-traditional treatment for her cancer. Paul is overly supportive of Cathy around the house. Sean gives Adam relationship advice about Mia.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#19 - Playing the Cancer Car
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/13/2010
Cathy, eager to try on a carefree, impulsive persona, drains her 401K, buys a convertible and imagines what life would be like if she were Dr. Todd's girlfriend. At his therapist's urging, Paul reignites his passion for rugby. Sean goes to great lengths to knock out a tooth without the help of a dentist. Meanwhile, Adam gets caught stealing and is surprised when Marlene comes to his rescue, until he finds out there are strings attached.
#20 - Boo!
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/18/2011
Cathy is intrigued by Lee, a fellow cancer patient she meets on the first day of her clinical trial; Adam's downward spiral continues with a fight at school and refusal to take responsibility for his actions with Emily; Sean is worried that his new house is haunted.
#21 - What's Your Story?
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/15/2012
Sean discovers a new and unusual way to generate income; Andrea tries to start an African-American interest club; Adam becomes increasingly devoted to his faith and joins a Bible study group at school.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#22 - Family Matters
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2012
Cathy focuses on her new personal pursuit while Adam and Andrea each cope with her new direction in their own ways; Sean meets Willy (guest star Victor Garber), the former owner of his sex line business.
#23 - Cats and Dogs
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/25/2011
Due to Paul's layoff, Cathy starts to pawn her jewelry and meets Lee there as well. Adam gets into a situation that he may need help with to get out of. Sean is kicked out of a mother's group when he tests out his homemade sling at the park
#24 - The Little c
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/1/2011
Adam's shocking indiscretion threatens Cathy's new job as a swim coach; sparks fly between Andrea and Myk, a Ukrainian coworker that Paul is mentoring; Sean seeks advice on taking the "next step" with Rebecca.
#25 - New Beginnings
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/1/2010
Paul seeks support from people at his work place, but gets more than he bargained for. Sean pulls away from Rebecca when it appears she’s getting too serious. Cathy, Marlene and Rebecca have a girl’s lunch at a strip joint -- which unexpectedly influences Cathy’s thoughts about her cancer. Adam meets a girl, Mia, at the bus stop.