The BEST episodes of The Family (2016)

Every episode of The Family (2016) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Family (2016)!

The return of Adam, a politician’s son, presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier, sends shockwaves through his tight knit family. His parents, John and Claire, struggle to deal with the emotional weight of Adam’s return; his brother, Danny, is slow to welcome him as Adam seems so different than the brother he knew; while his sister, Willa, holds the family together as she hides secrets of her own. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released, and the cop responsible is forced to reexamine what truly happened. But the bigger question remains, is Adam really who he says he is?

Last Updated: 1/25/2023Network:ABC (US)
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What Took so Long?
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8.28
331 votes

#1 - What Took so Long?

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/15/2016

Nina closes in on Jane. Claire suffers an emotional breakdown when visiting Ben and Adam's prison. Secrets finally arise.

Directors: Paul McGuigan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
All the Livelong Day
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8.10
326 votes

#2 - All the Livelong Day

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/10/2016

Flashbacks reveal details of Adam's return to Red Pines, playing out against the backdrop of Willa's deceitful ways. John drops some major news on Claire, driving her to struggle with an agonizing decision.

Directors: Paul McGuigan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Election Day
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7.89
314 votes

#3 - Election Day

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/8/2016

Nina is at turmoil with the Warrens as she and Hank try to expose Adam's kidnapper. Willa and Claire's conspiracy reaches a breaking point.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Fun Ways to Tell Boyfriend You're Pregnant
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7.88
319 votes

#4 - Fun Ways to Tell Boyfriend You're Pregnant

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/1/2016

Bridey ends up betraying Willa for some press attention. Hank thinks that he has found important evidence in Adam's case.

Directors: Holly Dale
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sweet Jane
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7.83
307 votes

#5 - Sweet Jane

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/17/2016

Claire deals with the emotional ramifications of Willa's scheming. Nina is determined to find out where Adam disappears to every night. Willa exposes another family secret. Hank's role in Adam's kidnapping is revealed.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Nowhere Man
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7.83
330 votes

#6 - Nowhere Man

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/3/2016

Adam is used as bait to lure a pock-marked man but things don't go as planned; the police continue pursuing Doug; Adam reveals unexpected news to Claire.

Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writer: Bill Krebs
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pilot
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7.80
430 votes

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/3/2016

Ten years on from disappearing without trace, a politician's son returns causing repercussions through their family and the local community.

Directors: Paul McGuigan
Writer: Jenna Bans
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Feathers or Steel
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7.77
325 votes

#8 - Feathers or Steel

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/20/2016

Meyer and Clements hunt a child kidnapper whose MO is similar to Adam's abductor. Bridey arouses Willa's suspicions while seeking information on Adam. In the past, Claire pushes Hank to share more about Adam's kidnapping and makes a painful discovery about John.

Directors: John Gray
Writer: Corey Miller
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Betta Male
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7.71
326 votes

#9 - Betta Male

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/24/2016

Detective Meyer follows Adam's therapy sessions as he attempts to find some clues about his past. Claire attempts to keep an eye on Ben.

Directors: Michael Offer
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I Win
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7.64
315 votes

#10 - I Win

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/27/2016

Hank blames a member of the Warren family when he ends up being badly beaten. Bridey receives the paternity test results she had done on Adam.

Directors: Andrew McCarthy
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Of Puppies and Monsters
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7.61
347 votes

#11 - Of Puppies and Monsters

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/13/2016

Gabe Clements lets Nina know how he would like to deal with the investigation. Adam goes back to the bunker to see if it can help him to remember anything. Claire's motives end up being questioned.

Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
All You See Is Dark
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7.60
377 votes

#12 - All You See Is Dark

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/6/2016

Hank meets Adam. Danny reveals his suspicions about Adam to Bridey. Nina feels haunted by her past.

Directors: John Gray
Writer: Jenna Bans
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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