The Best Episodes of Titus

The Protector

#1 - The Protector 9.29

Season 3 - Episode 21

Titus gets into trouble when he goes after a kid who is harassing Amy in school.

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
After Mrs. Shafter

#2 - After Mrs. Shafter 9.00

Season 3 - Episode 17

Titus and Tommy's friendship is put to the ultimate test when Ken begins dating Tommy's mom. Titus assures Tommy that the relationship won't last—as is normal for Ken. However, everyone is shocked to learn that Ken considers Tommy's mother to be the true love of his life. The situation grows even more complicated when Tommy's estranged gay father shows up to reconcile his marriage.

Directors: Bill Shea
The Visit

#3 - The Visit 9.00

Season 3 - Episode 18

Titus and Erin's plans to formally adopt Amy are thrown for a loop when Titus' mother Juanita unexpectedly shows up at the house in the middle of the social worker's final visit. Juanita, claiming to have escaped from the mental hospital, has come seeking Titus' forgiveness.

Directors: Katy Garretson
The Pendulum

#4 - The Pendulum 9.00

Season 2 - Episode 23

Conclusion. Ken and Erin confront the uncertainty of Titus's fate following his accident.

Directors: Jack Kenny
The Pit

#5 - The Pit 9.00

Season 2 - Episode 22

Christopher finally gets to live his (and his dad's) dream of racing, even though he has to ignore Papa Titus to do it.

Directors: John Amodeo
The Wedding

#6 - The Wedding 8.87

Season 2 - Episode 24

What would a wedding be without family? Peaceful, say Erin and Titus in this second-season finale. While making plans with their priest, they decide to marry right then and there, thus averting what they see as definite disaster. A wise decision, but unfortunately undone by Tommy's big mouth. Nightmare by nightmare, people start showing up. Soon, the church ""is full of people we love,"" says Erin. ""How could this go so horribly wrong?"" replies her fiancé. Most notable on the nonguest list: Titus' mom and her latest spouse , whom Titus catches in an act that puts a hitch in the hitching.

Directors: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Racing in the Streets

#7 - Racing in the Streets 8.83

Season 3 - Episode 1

The physical effects of his near fatal car crash are still lingering, but that doesn't stop Titus from street racing to raise money for Erin's tuition. But his best laid plans backfire when Erin discovers what is really going on and tries to put a stop to it.

Directors: Brian Hargrove
Amy's Birthday

#8 - Amy's Birthday 8.73

Season 3 - Episode 2

Erin throws a surprise birthday party to cheer up her troubled niece Amy but her plans backfire. When Erin finds Amy's mom passed out drunk, she quickly realizes that her niece's home environment is not suitable and decides to do something about it—much to Titus' dismay.

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Hot Streak

#9 - Hot Streak 8.67

Season 3 - Episode 14

Titus attempts to win his father's love and respect by taking him to the Bahamas, but things go terribly wrong when Ken has another heart attack while winning at the blackjack tables.

Directors: Joe Regalbuto
Dad Is Dead

#10 - Dad Is Dead 8.66

Season 1 - Episode 2

Dave and Titus panic when they realize their dad, Ken, hasn't come out of the bedroom in four days, not even to get a beer. They dare each other to go into the bedroom and make sure...but neither one wants to discover the body. Soon Erin arrives--just a little peeved that she took the message "Dad's dead" to mean her own dad. As a result, she rushed to her parents' house, only to catch them having sex! Erin's stunned to hear that Ken's dead, but she's also too chicken to actually investigate. Meanwhile, Titus and Dave reflect on their old man's parenting skills, or lack thereof. Ken never missed a beer or a babe, but he also never missed a little league game or a school function. Erin remembers that Ken recently gave her his will. Could it have been a planned suicide? Terminal illness? They obsess over the possibilities until Tommy arrives. He's visibly shaken and equipped with comfort food. The foursome eat their cake and reminisce. Titus and Dave even role-play, poking fun at Ken's gruff nature. They all have a big laugh until Ken strolls out in his bathroom, pops open a beer and tells them all to keep it down--he's trying to sleep.

Errrr

#11 - Errrr 8.64

Season 3 - Episode 9

Suicidal over a broken romance, Amy listens to Titus as he tries to talk her out of it with tales of his own youth—which don't make that great a case.

Directors: Jack Kenny
Dave Moves Out

#12 - Dave Moves Out 8.61

Season 1 - Episode 3

Titus explains that screwed-up people need translators to communicate with the ""normal"" people, because expressions of dysfunctional love come in odd forms. Case in point: Ken has Dave thrown in jail for grand theft because he took the VCR. Ken didn't know Dave was moving out until all of his son's stuff was gone. So, Titus explains, by having Dave arrested, Ken was just saying how empty the house would feel without him. At the police station, Ken discovers that it was Titus who told Dave to secretly move. Titus is proud of his achievement and admits to packing up the truck with Dave's stuff--and Ken's VCR. As an expression of pride in his eldest son, Ken has Titus arrested as an accomplice! Finally, Erin arrives and gets Ken to drop all charges. Then she realizes that with Dave out of the house, Ken will have more time to spend with her and Titus. Titus tries to snowball Dave with a story about how their dad is dying and needs company. Not until Titus promises Dave a new DVD player a

Directors: Jack Kenny
Bachelor Party

#13 - Bachelor Party 8.60

Season 3 - Episode 13

Titus' bachelor party doesn't quite turn out as planned when he and the guys encounter a pregnant woman and have to help her deliver.

Directors: Leslie Kolins-Small
Tommy's Not Gay

#14 - Tommy's Not Gay 8.56

Season 3 - Episode 3

Titus is determined to mend fences after Tommy rejects his father, who's just revealed he's gay.

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
NASCAR

#15 - NASCAR 8.55

Season 2 - Episode 15

Erin gets Titus and Ken to drive across the country together---by telling each that the other is dying.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Deprogramming Erin

#16 - Deprogramming Erin 8.55

Season 2 - Episode 14

Titus tries to get Erin back, his family and friends try to help, and things turn out about as well as can be expected.

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
The Reconcilliation

#17 - The Reconcilliation 8.55

Season 2 - Episode 8

Juanita Titus comes to visit for a family visit with her new boyfriend, but Ken is less then happy to see her having a happy life.

Directors: Robert Berlinger
The Smell of Success

#18 - The Smell of Success 8.54

Season 2 - Episode 13

The car shop goes under, and Ken Titus refuses to help out. Literally left with no other option, Christopher kicks out Erin, and turns to alcohol.

Directors: Jack Kenny
Hard Ass

#19 - Hard Ass 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 19

Christopher has to deal with parenthood of a sort when Erin's niece Amy moves in with them.

Directors: Bill Shea
Tommy's Crush

#20 - Tommy's Crush 8.50

Season 3 - Episode 10

Tommy and a pregnant Shannon have an affair, much to the Titus family's shock and anger.

Directors: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Intervention

#21 - Intervention 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 8

Christopher grows concerned when his father's lack of drinking turns the elder Titus into a mild-mannered, boring guy. In an effort to get his mean-spirited, mischievous dad back, Titus stages an intervention with Dave, Tommy and Erin's reluctant help. They surprise Ken at home and beg him to admit he has a ""non-drinking problem."" Nothing seems to work — not even a visit from Ken's boss who tells him he's not as effective sober. Ken assures them that he can start drinking whenever he wants. Finally, Christopher hands him a beer and throws down the gauntlet, calling Ken a ""wussy."" Ken takes a drink and, as the alcohol fog rolls in, gets his fighting spirit back. As a special thank you to his concerned friends and family, Ken reveals their darkest secrets: Titus embezzled money from the company to invest in a car, and lost it when the car was smashed in a hit and run; Erin's worried Titus will snap just like his lunatic mother; and Dave is the one who hit Titus' car! The intervention qui

Directors: David Lee
Private Dave

#22 - Private Dave 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 20

Titus tries to undo what he sees as damage when Dave's response to a Dear John letter is to join the Army.

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Titus Integritous

#23 - Titus Integritous 8.48

Season 1 - Episode 5

Despite growing up with Ken the ""dream stomper,"" Titus has realized his dream of building hotrods. Unfortunately, his latest client--a trendy Web designer--wants to add an oversized spoiler/wing to the top of his custom car. Even though the client is offering an insane amount of money, Titus refuses to do the addition because it will destroy the artistic integrity of his work. Titus argues with Dave and Tommy, who have been slaving over the car and want the money. But Titus refuses to sell out. When Titus gets accidentally pinned underneath the car, Tommy calls Ken to bring over a jack. While Ken takes Polaroids of his trapped son, he encourages Tommy and Dave to take advantage of the situation...and do the work on the car themselves. They do, and it's hideous. When the client arrives, it's Tommy who tells him they won't release the car. And it's Titus who gives in once he sees all the zeroes on the payment check!

Directors: Lee Shallat-Chemel
The Test

#24 - The Test 8.45

Season 2 - Episode 2

In the wake of Ken's heart attack, everyone donates blood and Christopher and Erin have to answer some some questions about their nights of unprotected sex and the possibility of AIDS.

Directors: Brian Hargrove
Red Asphalt

#25 - Red Asphalt 8.42

Season 1 - Episode 6

Titus builds a custom car to give to his father on his birthday. Erin, Dave, Tommy and Titus drive the car up to Napa to meet Ken for dinner. On the way, Titus demonstrates the car's power (and his own machismo) by cutting off a passing vehicle. The car they cut off reacts by tailing them and eventually bumping the car. The road rage escalates until Erin finally convinces Titus to just pull over and put some space between them and the psycho. They pull over, inspect the dented fender and head back onto the highway. However, the psycho car has waited for them and is soon riding their bumper and flashing its headlights. Titus decides to pull over and confront the psycho like a mature adult (translation: kick his ass), but psycho guy pulls a gun! Titus, Tommy and Dave run back to the car and floor it. With the psycho in hot pursuit and bullets flying, Erin calls 9-1-1. The police finally stop the road rager and Titus finally gets everyone to Ken's dinner. But Ken, who is pissed that the

Directors: Jack Kenny