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The BEST episodes of Trying

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

All Nikki and Jason want is a baby — the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:Apple TV+
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8.00
80 votes

#1 - Home

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/22/2022

Jason and Nikki wake up as the new parents of two kids they’ve barely met. But will they be able to keep both?

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
The End of the Beginning
star
7.99
73 votes

#2 - The End of the Beginning

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/2/2022

As Nikki and Jason prepare to find out if they can keep the kids forever, they make an impulsive decision that requires their family’s help.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
I’m Scared
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7.98
89 votes

#3 - I’m Scared

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/2/2021

Nikki and Jason must make a huge decision in a small amount of time.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
We Know the Way Out
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7.83
131 votes

#4 - We Know the Way Out

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/1/2020

Season finale. Despite the added irritation of a new roommate, it’s time for Nikki and Jason to face the adoption panel.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Lift Me Up
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7.83
88 votes

#5 - Lift Me Up

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/25/2021

Planning Scott’s stag night is a headache for Jason. Karen shares a secret with Nikki. Erica and Freddy’s relationship begins to blur.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Helicopters
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7.64
90 votes

#6 - Helicopters

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/4/2021

Nikki and Jason make a hopeful visit on their adoption journey. Nikki sets Erica up with Jason’s friend. Karen is drawn to Deven, a single dad.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Long Way Down
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7.63
90 votes

#7 - A Long Way Down

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/18/2021

Jason plays detective after a problem is revealed at Ben and Denise’s party. Freddy struggles in his relationship.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Big Heads
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7.63
94 votes

#8 - Big Heads

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/28/2021

Jason’s ex threatens to come between him and Nikki at a family funeral. Karen struggles to get Scott involved in their wedding planning.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Pick a Side
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7.62
71 votes

#9 - Pick a Side

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/12/2022

Jason makes a huge sacrifice for Tyler. Nikki attempts some tough love with Princess. Freddy tries a different sort of group therapy.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Maddest Sweetest Thing
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7.60
87 votes

#10 - Maddest Sweetest Thing

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/11/2021

Nikki and Jason search for a bigger, child-friendly flat. Nikki fights for a promotion at work. Karen is tempted to cheat.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
The Sun on Your Back
star
7.57
101 votes

#11 - The Sun on Your Back

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/21/2021

Penny sends Nikki and Jason to a fancy-dress party that could change their lives. Nikki helps her sister Karen choose a wedding dress.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Circle
star
7.53
72 votes

#12 - The Circle

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/22/2022

Jason worries that Tyler will be bullied at school. Nikki has to fire someone at work. Bad news from the landlord forces Jason to take a big gamble.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Little Steps
star
7.52
67 votes

#13 - Little Steps

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/5/2022

Planning Tyler’s birthday party proves trickier than Nikki and Jason expected—especially when Karen shares some difficult news.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Good Old Family Map
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7.51
127 votes

#14 - Good Old Family Map

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/1/2020

Nikki grows paranoid about Jason after reading a suspicious text on his phone. A family gathering takes a turn for the worse.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Show Me the Love
star
7.49
142 votes

#15 - Show Me the Love

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/1/2020

Jason starts getting cold feet about the whole process after a mandatory training session. Karen tells Nikki some bad news.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Capture the Flag
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7.48
73 votes

#16 - Capture the Flag

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/29/2022

On a camping weekend, Nikki and Jason try to bond with the kids. At home, Karen faces an existential crisis and Freddy realizes he’s lonely.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Someone Else's Kids
star
7.48
145 votes

#17 - Someone Else's Kids

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/1/2020

Deciding that they need more hands-on experience looking after kids, Nikki and Jason agree to babysit their friends’ children for a day.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Rainbow Castle People
star
7.45
152 votes

#18 - Rainbow Castle People

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/2020

After a wild night out with Erica and Freddy, Nikki and Jason are faced with potentially disastrous consequences the next morning.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Feelings Are the Worst
star
7.43
69 votes

#19 - Feelings Are the Worst

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/19/2022

Jason and Nikki’s future with the kids appears to be in jeopardy after a mistake. Tyler says goodbye to a friend. Scott lands a book deal.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
Tickets for a Queue
star
7.38
159 votes

#20 - Tickets for a Queue

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/1/2020

Nikki and Jason go to a picnic with other potential adopters—and get intimidated by the quality of their competition.

Writer: Andy Wolton
A Nice Boy
star
7.37
109 votes

#21 - A Nice Boy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/21/2021

Nikki and Jason have been approved to adopt, but they’re finding the matching process a challenge. Social worker Penny has a plan.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
What a Banker
star
7.36
66 votes

#22 - What a Banker

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/26/2022

Scott’s book launch doesn’t go according to plan. Jason struggles with his new job. Nikki finally masters tough love.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:Amazon
The Ex-Girlfriend
star
7.29
178 votes

#23 - The Ex-Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/1/2020

Jason gets in touch with an ex before social services interviews her. Nikki goes out with her sister, Karen, and her unpleasant boyfriend.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Nikki and Jason
star
7.25
224 votes

#24 - Nikki and Jason

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/1/2020

When they learn that another round of IVF would be too expensive and unlikely to succeed, Nikki and Jason start exploring adoption.

Writer: Andy Wolton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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