The Best Episodes of The Great Indoors

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018

A renowned adventure reporter, who has spent his life exploring the edges of the earth, is now taking a desk job in the digital department of the magazine. He must adapt to the times and his new world. He’s struggling to grasp the lingo of online click-bait and listicles, but his real challenge is in understanding his staff of millenials who write about the great outdoors but never actually set foot outside.

The Company Retreat

#1 - The Company Retreat

Season 1 - Episode 22

In the season finale, at the magazine’s notoriously carnal company retreat, feelings resurface between Jack and Brooke as they work together to help Clark finally hook up with Emma – the same way they did five years ago. Also, Roland asks Jack to lead the staff in his absence after he accepts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to return to field reporting.

star 7.66
404 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Mike Gibbons, Brad Stevens, Boyd Vico
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Friends Like These

#2 - Friends Like These

Season 1 - Episode 14

Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend. However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they behave awkwardly in her presence.

star 7.48
459 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco
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DTR

#3 - DTR

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Jack dates a millennial to avoid commitment, he needs Clark, Emma and Mason's help to keep up with his new girlfriend, Kaylie, and her exhausting lifestyle.

star 7.46
481 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Austen Earl
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The Heartbreaker

#4 - The Heartbreaker

Season 1 - Episode 20

Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Eddie's ex-wife. Emma decides to break up with her boyfriend, and Clark is torn between dating her and saving his friendship with Greg.

star 7.43
427 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Alex Edelman, Isabelle Esposito
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Roland's Secret

#5 - Roland's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 21

Jack gets caught up in Roland and Brooke's family drama when they both enlist his help to keep bombshells about their love lives from each other.

star 7.42
410 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Liz Feldman
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Office Romance

#6 - Office Romance

Season 1 - Episode 8

Jack regrets convincing Human Resources to toss out a "no inter-office dating" rule when he needs an excuse to break up with his co-worker, Amy. Also, Mason closes in on uncovering Jack and Brooke's romantic history.

star 7.35
532 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Alex Edelman
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Ricky Leaks

#7 - Ricky Leaks

Season 1 - Episode 19

When Jack insults Ricky, the magazine's I.T. manager, the "techspert" exacts his revenge by leaking office emails that cause the staff to turn on each other.

star 7.33
440 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Jen Howell, Greg Trimmer
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Cubicles

#8 - Cubicles

Season 1 - Episode 17

Jack can't concentrate because of the millennials' distracting juvenile behavior, so Brooke installs cubicles in the bullpen as a remedy.

star 7.33
459 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: John Blickstead, Trey Kollmer
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Party Paul

#9 - Party Paul

Season 1 - Episode 18

When Jack takes Brooke’s fiancé, Paul, and Roland out on the town to improve their lukewarm relationship, his plan backfires when Paul gets tipsy and goes missing,

star 7.32
417 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija
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The Mediocre Outdoors

#10 - The Mediocre Outdoors

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jack tests the Millennials’ survival skills when he takes them camping for the first time and leaves them alone in the woods without their smartphones.

star 7.29
517 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco
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Relationship Jack

#11 - Relationship Jack

Season 1 - Episode 15

When Jack fixates on his relationship with Rachel to the detriment of the magazine and his friends, Eddie and Roland try to break him of his obsession habit. Also, as Jack's work suffers, Clark steps up to lead the staff and displays a surprising amount of self-confidence.

star 7.25
473 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Brad Stevens, Boyd Vico
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Paul's Surprise

#12 - Paul's Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 12

When jealousy prompts Jack to insult Brooke's fiancé, Paul, at the couple's re-engagement party, he makes things worse by repeatedly botching his apology. Also, the millennials squabble over their job hierarchy when they can't decide who should take point on creating a slideshow for the party.

star 7.24
484 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Mike Gibbons
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Going Deep

#13 - Going Deep

Season 1 - Episode 6

When Jack is clueless about how to help Eddie through the pain of his divorce, Brooke steps up to be Eddie's interim best friend. Also, a colossal secret comes out when Clark, Emma and Mason battle each other in a fitness tracker challenge to win concert tickets.

star 7.24
559 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Liz Feldman, Todd Linden
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Aaron Wolf

#14 - Aaron Wolf

Season 1 - Episode 16

Jack watches the millennials’ journalistic integrity slip away when they fall under the spell of his nemesis, Aaron Wolf, a former magazine staffer turned famous outdoor reality TV host who returns to guest edit the magazine.

star 7.22
445 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Craig Doyle
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No Bad Ideas

#15 - No Bad Ideas

Season 1 - Episode 5

Human Resources forbids Jack from giving his staff any feedback at all after he crushes Clark with a brutally honest performance review. Also, Emma and Mason call out Brooke for being politically incorrect when they try to help her hire a diverse intern.

star 7.19
582 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Austen Earl
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@emma

#16 - @emma

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Emma quits after being turned down for a raise, Jack and Roland become the magazine's newest and worst ever social media managers. Also, in a misguided attempt to boost business, Eddie re-brands his bar as "magic-themed".

star 7.16
541 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Isabelle Esposito
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Step One: Shelter

#17 - Step One: Shelter

Season 1 - Episode 3

Jack faces the ultimate test of his survival skills when he's forced to crash at Clark's tiny apartment while he searches for a place of his own. Also, Roland sticks Brooke with telling the millennials their beloved office perks are being taken away due to budget cuts.

star 7.16
691 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Brad Stevens, Boyd Vico
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You Don't Know Jack

#18 - You Don't Know Jack

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Millennials discover a huge secret about Jack's love life when they clean out his decades-old storage unit. Also, Clark and Mason use Jack's memorabilia to throw an epic '90s-themed party at Eddie's bar.

star 7.14
621 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija
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Dating Apps

#19 - Dating Apps

Season 1 - Episode 2

Clark, Emma and Mason try to help Jack create a profile of himself for an online dating app after his first attempt is disastrous.

star 7.12
771 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: John Blickstead, Trey Kollmer
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The Explorers’ Club

#20 - The Explorers’ Club

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Mather, the president of the Chicago Adventure Society, accuses Roland of faking the story of the expedition that made his career, Jack, Brooke and the millennials team up to clear his name. Also, Clark is dumbfounded when he notices that Jack seeks Mather’s approval the same way he seeks Jack’s,

star 7.11
485 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Craig Doyle
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Mason Blows Up

#21 - Mason Blows Up

Season 1 - Episode 11

Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark's low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys.

star 7.05
469 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: John Blickstead, Trey Kollmer
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Pilot

#22 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series opener, we find Jack, a renowned adventure reporter transitioning to the role of a desk bound boss, overseeing a team of twentysomething journalists, after the founder of an outdoor magazine he works for decides to go to a web only publication.

star 6.94
982 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Mike Gibbons
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