The BEST Episodes of The Riches

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Network: FX

Wayne and Dahlia Malloy are Irish Travellers con artists and thieves who travel with their children Di Di (Delilah), Cael, and Sam. As the series begins, Dahlia has just been paroled from prison. During her two-year sentence, she developed various drug addictions. In her absence, Wayne and the children have been continuing to act as con artists across the U.S. After a brief reunion with their Traveller clan, the family flees to avoid an arranged marriage for Di Di. Wayne steals a large amount from the clan's hoard of cash, and the family runs off. After getting into an altercation and RV chase with another Traveller family, the Malloys are involved in a car accident that kills a very wealthy couple, the eponymous Riches. In the hopes of pursuing a "better life", they adopt the Riches' identities in an affluent gated community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They struggle to adjust to their new lives as buffers, as they call people who are not Travellers.

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Virgin Territory

#1 - Virgin Territory

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 23, 2007

Stunned by the news of Earl's death, a grieving Dahlia and her family head back to camp, where Dale looks to settle old scores with Wayne, while Ginny schemes to tie the knot between Di Di and Ken.

star 9.00
88 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Wendy Riss Gatsiounis
The Last Temptation of Wayne

#2 - The Last Temptation of Wayne

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 18, 2008

On the behest of Wayne, Dahlia and the children hit the road with Cherien's mother and Nina, who has decided to leave Eden Falls. Wayne stays behind to clean up the mess created by Pete Mintzy. Meanwhile, Hugh offers Wayne a part of a lucrative land deal.

star 8.94
77 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Dmitry Lipkin
The Lying King

#3 - The Lying King

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 29, 2008

The rift in Wayne and Dahlia's relationship continues to widen. The Bayou Hills deal is put at risk because of treacherous behaviour at the construction site. Meanwhile, a relationship between Di Di and Ike blossoms, and Cael decides to stay at Rosaleen's camp.

star 8.61
44 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Alexander Cary
Reckless Gardening

#4 - Reckless Gardening

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 16, 2007

The Malloys must deal with Ken from the Traveler camp, when he shows up intending to marry Di Di. His presence leads to a family crisis. At Panco, Hugh wants Dahlia to be his personal assistant. He won't let Wayne settle for Hartley Underwood, who's suing the company. Meanwhile, Dale makes his move back at camp.

star 8.39
62 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Ellie Herman
Field of Dreams

#5 - Field of Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 1, 2008

Wayne helps Hugh cope with his depression in an effort to save the Bayou Hills deal. Meanwhile, Cael's reckless behaviour at school forces Wayne to intervene.

star 8.39
75 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin
Friday Night Lights

#6 - Friday Night Lights

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 25, 2008

Wayne is reluctant to enter into a partnership with Dale. Elsewhere, Dahlia fears that her and the children have become out of practice with their Traveller skills.

star 8.29
75 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Dmitry Lipkin, Ellie Herman

#7 - Cinderella

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 7, 2007

The family finds itself in awkward situations when Wayne is offered a partnership at Panco only if he throws a dinner party that meets Hugh's approval. Meanwhile, a former cellmate of Dahlia's on the search for a job wants to be the family's maid.

star 8.09
23 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
This Is Your Brain on Drugs

#8 - This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 14, 2007

Wayne suspects that Dahlia still has a drug addiction and takes meth himself as a way of showing her how much the fact that she is on drugs hurts. Meanwhile, when things at Panco go crazy, it is up to Dahlia to keep everything and everyone together. Finally, Dale shows up at Edenfalls and befriends the family's neighbor, Hartley.

star 8.08
26 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: Ellen Herman
It's a Wonderful Lie

#9 - It's a Wonderful Lie

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 28, 2007

The Malloys must hide their true secret extra carefully when Doug's friend Pete stops by for a visit, Hugh returns with a new wife from Las Vegas, and Hartley warms up to Dale and shows him how to blend in.

star 8.04
24 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Lydia Woodward, Nicole Yorkin
X Spots the Mark

#10 - X Spots the Mark

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 30, 2007

When Hugh suspects that Wayne and Dahlia stole money from the office bank, the Malloys must resort to doing what they do best: the con.

star 8.00
25 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Aaron Blitzstein
Been There, Done That

#11 - Been There, Done That

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 2, 2007

The real Doug Rich's ex-wife jeopardizes the Malloys' cover when she comes after "Doug" for missed alimony payments. Meanwhile, Di Di falls for a buffer, and Cael finds a way to capitalize on his unusual skills at school. Also, Dahlia's pill addiction continues to worsen and now threatens to tear the family apart.

star 7.92
63 votes
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin
Dead Calm

#12 - Dead Calm

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 22, 2008

Wayne struggles to regain Dahlia's trust while also attempting to keep Dale and the other Travellers away. Meanwhile, Cael and Rosaleen become closer, and Nina throws a party for Jim.

star 7.92
50 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Wendy Riss Gatsiounis

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 12, 2007

Through a set of unusual circumstances, the Malloy family assumes the identities of a wealthy family, the Riches, only to find that a glamorous life entails more than they expected.

star 7.79
146 votes
Believe the Lie

#14 - Believe the Lie

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 19, 2007

Wayne has to find a way to pay for the family's new lifestyle. Dale is still after the Malloys.

star 7.75
110 votes
The Big Floss

#15 - The Big Floss

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 9, 2007

Wayne must deal with legal arcana in an eminent-domain case and Dahlia gets a job for which she is equally qualified: a dental hygienist. Ginny catches up to the Malloys, which means Dale is probably not far behind.

star 7.70
33 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Lydia Woodward
Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better

#16 - Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 21, 2007

When Hugh goes missing, it is up to Wayne to take over at Panco and discover what it's really like to be the boss. Meanwhile, Dahlia tries to bond with Di Di, only to discover that their relationship has only taken more steps in the wrong direction. Finally, Dale confesses his intentions to Hartley.

star 7.67
24 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin
Waiting for Dogot

#17 - Waiting for Dogot

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 4, 2007

The Malloys find themselves in difficult situations as more visitors continue to arrive, neighbors pry and Dale aims for a piece of the action. The family finds itself making some difficult decisions.

star 7.60
25 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Aaron Blitzstein, Dmitry Lipkin
Trust Never Sleeps

#18 - Trust Never Sleeps

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 15, 2008

Living the straight life continues to prove difficult for Dahlia, and Wayne receives a surprise visitor while at work. Elsewhere, Cael meets other Travellers on the road.

star 7.58
72 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Timothy J. Lea
Operation Education

#19 - Operation Education

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 26, 2007

Wayne begins work at his new job at the law firm, where his first assignment is to fire the current head of the department. Meanwhile, Dahlia insists on registering the kids at a rich private school despite the fact that there are currently no openings. Finally, Dale uses his influence over Tammy, Cael's girlfriend, to track down the Malloys.

star 7.52
100 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Dmitry Lipkin
Slums of Bayou Hills

#20 - Slums of Bayou Hills

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 2008

Dahlia finds living an honest life difficult; Doug's past causes Wayne grief.

star 7.16
73 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Ellie Herman