The Chi

The BEST episodes of The Chi

Every episode of The Chi ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Chi!

A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.

Last Updated: 8/2/2022Network: Showtime
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The Scorpion and the Frog
star
8.27
241 votes

#1 - The Scorpion and the Frog

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/16/2019

Brandon is faced with a life-altering decision. Emmett takes a step toward adulthood and Kevin tries out a new look. A trip down South leads Ronnie to confront his demons. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make a big arrest.

Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Stain
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8.22
147 votes

#2 - A Stain

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/2/2020

Ronnie laments a loss. Emmett and Dom get help from landlord Zeke in their new effort. Kiesha is resigned to her fate but vows to fight. Jemma melts Kevin’s heart. Politics pit Douda against Camille.

Directors: Samantha Bailey
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lean Into It
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8.20
234 votes

#3 - Lean Into It

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/2/2019

Brandon takes a big step with Jerrika. A new opportunity forces Emmett's hand. Kevin makes a new friend and a fateful decision. Ronnie spirals out of control.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
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8.19
72 votes

#4 - We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/22/2022

Kiesha and Emmett's relationship takes a turn. Jemma and Jake confront the truth. Kevin attends a cosplay party. Trig finds an unexpected connection. Papa and Bakari bond.

Directors: Boma Iluma
Watch Now:Amazon
Feeling The Heat
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8.19
264 votes

#5 - Feeling The Heat

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

Brandon and Emmett come together for some Chicago summertime fun on one of the hottest days of the year. Kevin deals with a death in the family. Ronnie reconnects with Rafiq and gets some helpful advice. Toussaint and Cruz make a major move on the home invasion case. Reg and Douda form a plan to fix the gang’s problem.

Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Spook Who Sat By The Door
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8.13
112 votes

#6 - The Spook Who Sat By The Door

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/20/2021

Douda, Roselyn and Marcus prepare for the gala. Kiesha goes into labor. Kevin and Jemma's relationship reaches a breaking point. Trig and Shaad have a falling out.

Directors: Gandja Monteiro
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Candyman
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8.12
111 votes

#7 - Candyman

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/27/2021

Kiesha adjusts to life after birth. Papa tries to broker peace between Kevin and Jake. Jada struggles under the weight of her condition. Nina's suspicion of Dre reaches a peak. Tiff and Dom get a business opportunity.

Directors: Nancy C. Mejia
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This Christmas
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8.10
89 votes

#8 - This Christmas

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/8/2022

Emmett and Kiesha bond over being single parents. A discovery prompts Jada to confront Suede. Trig and Jake enjoy Christmas morning with their family. Papa tries and fails to apologize. Tiff and Rob’s relationship grows stronger after a holiday mishap. Douda delivers a Christmas miracle for the community.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Overnight Celebrity
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8.10
100 votes

#9 - Overnight Celebrity

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/24/2022

Emmett attempts to win Tiff back. Kiesha looks to start a new chapter for her and her son. Kevin takes his passion to a new level. Jake tries out for the basketball team. Papa’s announcement at the school pep rally quickly takes a turn for the worse. Jada hits a roadblock in her relationship with Suede. Trig takes a major step while continuing his efforts to protect the community. Douda and an old face return to visit Tracy.

Directors: Nancy C. Mejia
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...Black Messiah
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8.08
103 votes

#10 - ...Black Messiah

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/11/2021

Emmett and Tiff explore new things as a couple. Trig tries to counsel Jamal when he reaches his breaking point. Imani takes care of the trap house for good. Kevin journeys to the West Side with a new friend. Papa teaches Jake how to woo his lady. Nina and Dre throw Kiesha an impromptu party.

Directors: Kimi Lee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Soul Food
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8.08
119 votes

#11 - Soul Food

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/23/2021

Emmett's past threatens his new marriage. Kiesha wrestles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child. A run in with law enforcement leaves Kevin, Jake and Papa reeling. Douda tries to walk the line between gangster and mayor. Tiff and Dom go into business together. Marcus petitions to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

Directors: Gandja Monteiro
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lackin'
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8.05
150 votes

#12 - Lackin'

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/16/2020

Ronnie is praised by his church community, while others won't let him forget his mistakes. Emmett and Dom prepare for their grand opening. Kevin tries to balance obligations.

Directors: Alonso Alvarez
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pilot
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8.05
656 votes

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2018

A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways.

Directors: Rick Famuyiwa
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Every Day I'm Hustlin'
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8.05
275 votes

#14 - Every Day I'm Hustlin'

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2019

Brandon begrudgingly puts on a front to help Jerrika land a new client. Reg must answer to the leadership of the 63rd St. Mob. Ronnie reels from devastating news and makes a deal with an inmate. Emmett adjusts to his new living situation and starts another side hustle with Amir. Kevin is forced to make a difficult decision. New Detective Toussaint investigates a South Side home invasion.

Directors: Darren Grant
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings
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8.04
234 votes

#15 - Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/9/2019

Brandon and Emmett hatch a plan. Emmett starts his new job. Ronnie deals with the consequences of his actions. Kevin gets into hot water with his mom. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make an exciting discovery.

Directors: Tanya Hamilton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Native Son
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8.03
117 votes

#16 - Native Son

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/6/2021

Tiff discovers a possible solution to her ongoing relationship woes with her new husband Emmett. Mayor Douda, Tracy and Trig decide it's time to take community protection into their own hands. Meanwhile, Kevin and Jemma hit a rough patch in their relationship.

Directors: Samir Rehem
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Cooley High
star
8.00
106 votes

#17 - Cooley High

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/30/2021

Emmett comes clean to Tiff. A college tour forces Kevin and Jake to consider their futures. Douda makes a decision that will change the face of Chicago. Jada gets some unexpected news. Papa starts a podcast. Trig reunites with an old friend.

Directors: Gandja Monteiro
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Namaste Muthafucka
star
7.99
393 votes

#18 - Namaste Muthafucka

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/11/2018

Brandon attempts a reconciliation with Jerrika, but struggles to establish his business. Kevin realizes he can't stop Jake. Emmett reels when Jada is offered a job in another state.

Directors: Zetna Fuentes
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Blind Eye
star
7.98
255 votes

#19 - Blind Eye

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/26/2019

Detective Cruz is left to make a difficult choice. Brandon gets some insight into Douda's past. Jerrika drops a bomb about her career. Emmett tries to figure out who Keisha is dating. Ronnie opens up to Jada, who helps him heal old wounds.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Raisin in the Sun
star
7.97
99 votes

#20 - A Raisin in the Sun

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/1/2021

Emmett tells Tiff to make a decision. Imani and Shaad get a clean slate. Jake comes clean to Jemma. Trig gives Douda an ultimatum. Tracy throws a celebratory block party. Nina and Dre put their problems aside to help someone in need.

Directors: Gandja Monteiro
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Frunchroom
star
7.96
137 votes

#21 - Frunchroom

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/9/2020

Kiesha remains trapped in her own personal nightmare while Kevin, Nina and Dre worry about the future. Emmett and Jada bring comforting words and food to the Williams’. Ronnie hopes to be absolved of his past transgressions.

Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Wallets
star
7.96
412 votes

#22 - Wallets

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/4/2018

Brandon branches out on his own, while Emmett searches for his son after Tiffany takes him away. Ronnie seeks redemption at a mosque where he meets Rafiq. Kevin tries to stop his best friend from going down a dark path.

Directors: Tanya Hamilton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Southside With You
star
7.95
104 votes

#23 - Southside With You

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/25/2021

Emmett and Darnell spend quality time with Jada. Jake and Jemma attend the spring formal. Tensions between Douda and Marcus rise. Kevin makes his move on Lynae. Trig gets caught up in a mess he didn’t create.

Directors: Nancy C. Mejia
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Ease On Down the Road
star
7.95
371 votes

#24 - Ease On Down the Road

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/18/2018

Ronnie faces his past crimes. Meanwhile, Brandon's plan to finance his business goes awry. Kevin stars in the school play and attends a cast party with his friends. Emmett decides to fight for full custody. Season finale.

Directors: Justin Tipping
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Eruptions
star
7.91
266 votes

#25 - Eruptions

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/7/2019

Brandon deals with an unfortunate turn of events that takes him back to Reg. Jada makes a decision that forces Emmett to grow up. Kevin, Jake and Papa hatch a plan to do a project for school. Ronnie takes an inmate under his wing.

Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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