The BEST Episodes of Trophy Wife

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

They say the third time’s the charm and reformed party girl Kate is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete's third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar and a year later, Kate’s got an insta-family complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary and Warren. Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie, is mother to adopted son Bert, and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg, a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she does.

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The Minutes

#1 - The Minutes

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 8, 2014

After Kate saves Diane from choking, she takes over the PTA and finds it harder to navigate than she thought. When faced with blackmail, she turns to Diane to make sure “it’s handled.” Meanwhile, Pete and Jackie confront their former neighbors after they forbid their son to go to the school dance with Hillary, and Warren tries to get Vanessa Hudgens to be his date.

star 8.08
469 votes
Writers: Ben Smith
Twas the Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?

#2 - Twas the Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2013

Pete, Kate, Diane and Jackie wake up Christmas morning hung-over and the house in complete disaster. They try to piece together the events of last night’s Christmas Eve festivities while also trying to save Christmas for the kids.

star 7.91
467 votes
Writers: Lindsey Shockley
Mother's Day

#3 - Mother's Day

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 2014

Kate is overjoyed when Diane and Jackie offer to let her have the kids on her first Mother's Day, however, when Kate discovers their hidden agenda, she is determined to get revenge. Meanwhile, Pete slowly buckles under the pressures at work.

star 7.85
450 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
Back to School

#4 - Back to School

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 6, 2014

Kate begrudgingly agrees to accompany Jackie to her high school reunion, not fully realizing all that it entails. Meanwhile, Pete and Diane take Hillary and Warren to visit a college campus and Bert is left in the care of Meg and Tevin.

star 7.82
394 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Streeter Seidell
The Big 5-0

#5 - The Big 5-0

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 2014

When Kate attempts to break Pete's birthday curse and help him have a fun birthday, the curse proves to be more powerful than she anticipates. Meanwhile, Diane and Jackie shop together for Pete's birthday gift and the kids are at home with lobsters that refuse to be a main course.

star 7.82
587 votes
Writers: Vijal Patel
The Wedding - Part Two

#6 - The Wedding - Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2014

Wedding planning continues as Kate will not be fazed by all the stress and chaos around her, which is only amplified by the arrival of her mother and Pete's parents. However, things come to a screeching halt when the family gets some bad news.

star 7.80
533 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
The Punisher

#7 - The Punisher

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2014

When Hillary and Warren misbehave on Kate’s watch, Kate turns to Diane for help in disciplining them, and Pete and Jackie try to set a good example by taking Bert on a nice outing together, but it proves to be harder than they anticipated.

star 7.80
560 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Ben Smith
Happy Bert Day

#8 - Happy Bert Day

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 4, 2014

When Bert successfully reads a hundred books, Pete and Kate have to throw him the birthday party of his dreams - complete with a fire eater on stilts, professional dancers and a special visitor. Kate uses the party planning as an excuse to get in with the soccer moms that shun her at all the games, and Diane refuses to admit fault while doing some creative driving with Pete. Meanwhile, Warren starts a bromance with the guy Hillary has her eye on.

star 7.75
501 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Ava Tramer
The Tooth Fairy

#9 - The Tooth Fairy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2014

When Bert loses a tooth and Pete misplaces it, his solution causes big problems with Jackie. Meanwhile, Kate channels her maternal nature and advises Warren during his first study date, and Diane helps Hillary host her first high school sleepover, which leaves Hillary feeling embarrassed.

star 7.72
491 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Justin Malen
The Wedding - Part One

#10 - The Wedding - Part One

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 2014

When Kate finds Pete’s old wedding videos with Diane and Jackie, she realizes she robbed herself of that special memory by eloping and is now determined to have a redo and plans her dream wedding. Meanwhile, Diane decides to take her relationship with Russ Bradley Morrison public and Jackie struggles to tell Bert she’s dating Sad Steve.

star 7.70
538 votes
Directors: Jason Moore
Writers: Lindsey Shockley
Foxed Lunch

#11 - Foxed Lunch

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 4, 2014

Kate decides she wants in on Jackie’s latest business venture of catering and delivering healthy kid lunches, but when they disagree on quality versus quantity, things get very messy. Elsewhere, Pete takes Warren and Bert to karate lessons in hopes of teaching them discipline and integrity, however, the instructor Sensei Rick has a more combative approach.

star 7.68
482 votes
Writers: Casey Johnson, David Windsor
The Tryst

#12 - The Tryst

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2013

Between everyone’s crazy schedules and activities, Pete and Kate are having a tough time finding any alone time, so at Diane’s 80s-themed school fundraiser event, they attempt a risqué romantic romp inside the janitor’s closet. Meanwhile, back at home, the kids help Jackie with her online dating profile, but Bert is less than enthusiastic.

star 7.63
564 votes
Writers: Casey Johnson, David Windsor

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2013

Kate is in uncharted territory and finds support from her best friend Meg a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.

star 7.59
905 votes
Directors: Jason Moore
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
The Breakup

#14 - The Breakup

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

When Meg stays with Kate and Pete after a break-up, Kate is torn between her friendship and obligations as a wife and step-mom. Meg’s criticism of Kate’s life causes the long time friends to have a falling out and it’s up to Pete to help them work it out. Meanwhile, Warren struggles with the pressures of figuring out his future but gets a glimpse of his true talent when he helps Bert with a Lego project.

star 7.57
592 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Lindsey Shockley

#15 - Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2013

Halloween is Jackie and Bert’s most favorite holiday, but when Jackie’s homemade Iron Man costume doesn’t turn out the way Bert had intended, Kate swoops in and hijacks the holiday. Meanwhile, Pete suspects a masked trick-or-treater as the same teenage misfit who egged the house and mooned him last year, so he holds the kid hostage trying to force a confession.

star 7.57
541 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Vijal Patel
Couples Therapy

#16 - Couples Therapy

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 1, 2014

When Pete swaps out his chili for Kate’s at the school frontier fundraiser, Diane confronts him and he concocts a story about how he and Kate are going to couples counseling. Meanwhile, Meg relaxes at the Harrison’s house and becomes an object of fascination for Warren and Hillary.

star 7.57
497 votes
Directors: Gail Lerner
Writers: Gail Lerner
Cold File

#17 - Cold File

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2013

When Kate asks Pete for more responsibility, he entrusts her to put Bert to bed and help him coach Bert's soccer team. Before soccer practice, Bert drinks Kate's coffee and becomes a wild man on the field before crashing. Meanwhile, Warren and Hillary spill salsa on Diane's immaculate white couch and try to hide it from her.

star 7.56
724 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
The Date

#18 - The Date

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2013

When Kate and Pete host a party, Jackie crashes and hooks up with Pete’s co-worker Sad Steve, much to Pete’s discomfort. However, when Sad Steve decides to pursue a relationship with Jackie, both Kate and Pete jump on the bandwagon to give young love a boost. Meanwhile, Hillary helps Warren and Bert put together a Gum Show live stream, and Diane faces off with Meg after she posts an unflattering picture of her on Instagram.

star 7.54
596 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Gail Lerner
Russ Bradley Morrison

#19 - Russ Bradley Morrison

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

When Kate tries to play matchmaker with Diane and another parent on a field trip, she soon learns that Diane is more challenging to set up than she originally thought. Meanwhile, Jackie decides to nurse Pete back to health and Hillary helps Bert get on his teacher's good side.

star 7.54
528 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Daniel Chun
Lice and Beary White

#20 - Lice and Beary White

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 2013

When the Harrison household is infected with lice, Diane tries to take charge leaving Kate feeling bulldozed. Jackie and Kate work together to try to prove a point to Diane, but their plan back fires and the lice problem worsens. Meanwhile, Pete plays mediator between Warren and Bert, who are fighting over custody of a teddy bear.

star 7.52
625 votes
Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writers: Stacy Traub
The Social Network

#21 - The Social Network

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2013

When Hillary is grounded after being caught lying in order to hang out with a boy, Diane and Pete decide they must snoop in her room and on her Facebook page to find out more about the young man, while Kate tries a different tactic – to be Hillary’s friend. Meanwhile, Albert gets a little too invested in Jackie’s latest career venture.

star 7.40
630 votes
Directors: Jason Moore
Writers: Daniel Chun
There's No Guy in Team

#22 - There's No Guy in Team

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 2014

Concerned about Warren’s social life, Kate encourages him to make new friends and get involved in clubs or sports, however, it backfires and now she might have made things worse for him. Elsewhere, Hillary struggles with her art assignment and looks to Jackie for some creative guidance, and Pete teaches Bert the value of money.

star 7.38
374 votes
Directors: Ken Marino
Writers: Howie Tremer