The BEST Episodes of What About Brian

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

From the producers of Lost and Alias and the screenwriter of City of Angels and For Love of the Game comes a contemporary, heartwarming ensemble show about a group of supportive friends in various stages of romantic relationships and friendships living in Los Angeles. There are the just-married Nic and Angelo, the seemingly happily married Dave and Deena and the newly-engaged Marjorie and Adam. But -- what about Brian? Of this close-knit group of friends, everyone else has paired off, while Brian has emerged as the last bachelor standing. At 34, regardless of his run of bad luck in matters of the heart, Brian still holds out hope that one day he'll open the door and be blinded by love. However questions about his fate have been popping up more frequently in his head. The most pressing question is - and it's one that only he can answer -- could all of his problems stem from the fact that he is harboring a crush on the picture-perfect Marjorie, his best friend's girl? Adam, Brian's best friend since childhood, was going to break up with Marjorie but found himself proposing to her instead. He's a lawyer and Marjorie is a pediatric surgeon. Their busy lifestyles leave them little time to plan their upcoming wedding and, oddly enough, that seems to have given them more time to re-evaluate whether they're indeed doing the right thing. Brian's fortysomething sister, Nic, and her boy-toy husband, Angelo, are trying hard to start a family, but something's not right. Nic's high-stress work as a record executive and Angelo's fledgling acting career have created some anxiety in the new marriage. Now they're torn between conceiving a child the old-fashioned way or using modern medicine to speed up the process. Dave, who runs a video game business with Brian called Zap Monkey, is married to stay-at-home mom Deena. They've been together for 13 years, have three little girls and a lackluster sex life. This prompts the frustrated and unconventional Deena to suggest to the more conte

What About All That Glitters…

#1 - What About All That Glitters…

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 12, 2007

Everything looks all glittery on the surface, until you look deeper. Adam and Nicole are dealing with the aftermath of their sleeping together. They promised to keep it between them, but word gets out about it. Dave finds out that Brian was named the new manager, and it could be enough to end their friendship. No one knows about Deena and Dave reconciliation, not even Deena's mother who comes for a visit. Brian is asked on two dates by both of his downstairs neighbors. He accompanies Stephanie to a movie premiere and ends up sharing a kiss with her. The gang visits Jimmy and Ivy's house for the first time.

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Stan Salfas
Writers: Ross Canter
What About Finding Your Place…

#2 - What About Finding Your Place…

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 12, 2007

Now that both Brian and Bridget have lost their real estate jobs and she has lost her condo, she moves into Brian's apartment, where he has taken a job as the building manager. Brian helps two extremely attractive women, Laura (Jessica Szohr) and Stephanie (Stacy Keibler), move into the apartment downstairs. Meanwhile, Deena and Dave discuss whether he should move back home to help with their daughter's ear surgery recovery, Nicole fantasizes about Jamie (Tom Parker), her "manny," and now that he's separated, Adam takes a vow of celibacy.

star 8.00
10 votes
Pilot

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 16, 2006

What about Brian? Of his close-knit group of friends, everyone else has paired off, while Brian has emerged as the last bachelor standing. At 32, regardless of his run of bad luck in matters of the heart, Brian Davis still holds out hope that one day he'll open the door and be blinded by love. However, questions about his fate have been popping up more frequently in his head. The most pressing question is, and it's one that only he can answer, could all of his problems stem from the fact that he is harboring a crush on the picture-perfect Marjorie, his best friend's girl?

star 7.93
15 votes
What About Strange Bedfellows…

#4 - What About Strange Bedfellows…

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 5, 2007

Brian continues to wonder if his relationship with Bridget is right for him. Dave feels left out when Natasha asks only Brian to make a presentation to Japanese clients. Adam goes out on a date with Brian's neighbor Stephanie.

star 7.91
11 votes
Sex, Lies, and Videotape

#5 - Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 8, 2006

Brian's new girlfriend brings out Marjorie's jealous streak, Dave embarks on a stakeout to follow Deena, and Nicole hides from Angelo that she's on fertility treatments. At the end of the episode, Brian and Marjorie get into a big fight, which Adam witnesses through the window.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Kate Angelo
What About the Exes...

#6 - What About the Exes...

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2007

Brian and Bridget take some time to get to know each other better and talk about their Exes. But Brian isn't totally honest with Bridget, because he fails to tell her about Marjorie, who has since returned back home. Dave and Deena discover something about their one year old daughter, which leads to someone from their past coming to town. To help promote Deena's cupcake business, Nicole sets up a photo shoot. Heather and Adam are forced to deal with an old client of hers that just won't go away.

star 7.90
10 votes
What About What Was Supposed to Be…

#7 - What About What Was Supposed to Be…

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 20, 2006

Brian starts at his father's real estate firm and meets an attractive agent, Bridget. Now that Adam and Summer are dating, problems arise with her profession and his job. Nicole is still trying to deal with the grief of Angelo's death and she finds a way to move on for her child's sake. Dave gets a new job and finds an unusual way to share custody of the girls with Deena.

star 7.88
8 votes
Directors: Jerry London
Writers: Michael Foley
What About First Steps…

#8 - What About First Steps…

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 4, 2006

Every begins to take the first steps in moving forward in their lives. Nicole tries to help Deena out with her cupcake business, but things turn interesting when Deena meets a rich client, who seems to be smitten by her. Dave tries to help Brian, who is trying to find ways to make Bridget interested in him. Dave tells him to go to a speed dating thing. He says to bring Bridget along so she could see the other jerks and then Brian would look better to her. Adam and Heather start to rethink getting married.

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: Allison Anders
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
What About the Lake House

#9 - What About the Lake House

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2007

Now that Brian's father must sell his lake house, Brian invites the gang there one last time for a weekend getaway. He hopes to make Bridget (Krista Allen) feel more like a part of the group of friends. Meanwhile Dave and Deena grapple with making the decision about their daughter's ear surgery, and Adam tries to figure out his feelings for Heather (Rachelle Lefevre) and Marjorie.

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Dana Stevens
What About Second Chances...

#10 - What About Second Chances...

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 2006

Brian wants a second chance with Marjorie after he returns home 6 months later, just in time for Marjorie and Adam's wedding. But not everyone is thrilled to see him. After the fallout from their open marriage, Deena and Dave attend marriage counseling.

star 7.70
10 votes
Writers: Dana Stevens
Moving Day

#11 - Moving Day

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 24, 2006

The newly-engaged Adam and Marjorie move in together, but pressures at work prevent Adam from helping with the move. He calls on Brian to lend Marjorie a hand, forcing the two into a very uncomfortable situation. Meanwhile, Dave and Brian anxiously await a call from a potential client who could solve their money woes. Nic considers taking fertility shots, and Deena is torn between staying home with her sick child or accepting a date from the cute divorced dad she met at her daughter's school.

star 7.62
13 votes
Directors: Ron Lagomarsino
Writers: Sheila Lawrence
What About the Tangled Web…

#12 - What About the Tangled Web…

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 8, 2007

Nicole made the mistake of telling both Dave and Deena that they would go with her when she goes into labor. The trip to the hospital is filled with nothing but arguing and bickering. Michael takes everyone from his real estate company away on a little retreat, which draws Bridget and Brian closer. After visiting Heather at work, Adam makes it clear that he wants to her to stop striping.

star 7.60
10 votes
What About the Wedding...

#13 - What About the Wedding...

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2006

Adam and Marjorie's wedding day has arrived, but Brian and the wedding party aren't letting it go by quietly. Nicole gets a unexpected call from her husband Angelo who is still in Italy. The story of how Adam and Brian met Marjorie is told.

star 7.58
12 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Josh Reims
What About Temptations…

#14 - What About Temptations…

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 19, 2007

Dave's new boss (guest star Tiffani Thiessen) turns out to be his former intern; Brian's downstairs neighbors convince him to let them use his apartment for a party when Bridget is away on business. Nicole has an erotic dream about her manny. Dave decides that it's time to move back home, but only to the guest room.

star 7.56
9 votes
What About Calling All Friends...

#15 - What About Calling All Friends...

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 26, 2007

Season 2 Finale: Stephanie babysits, Dave & Deena try to take a secret trip.

star 7.56
9 votes
Two in Twenty-Four

#16 - Two in Twenty-Four

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 17, 2006

As Brian tries to put his secret feelings for Marjorie aside, Adam and Dave Greco encourage him to live the ultimate single man's dream by hooking up with two different women in 24 hours. Meanwhile, Marjorie experiences mixed feelings when she sees Brian moving on. Deena Greco thinks about the possibilities of an open marriage when she meets a cute divorced dad at her daughter's school, and in their efforts to have a baby, Nic encourages a reluctant Angelo to go to a clinic.

star 7.50
10 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs
What About Marjorie...

#17 - What About Marjorie...

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2007

Marjorie's return causes all kinds of problems and conflicts amongst the new couples. Heather knew she was the second choice for Adam, but didn't feel like it until Marjorie came back. Brian, who normally dumps his flings around the sixth week, is celebrating his sixth week anniversary with Bridget. Nicole is on the hunt for a nanny, but she seems to find something wrong with each one of them.

star 7.44
9 votes
The Importance of Being Brian

#18 - The Importance of Being Brian

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 1, 2006

It's Saturday and everyone wants something from Brian, but no one can find him. Brian has decided that he would rather spend the day with his new love, Lisa B. Meanwhile, Nicole, hopped up on her fertility hormone treatments, needs her brother to help her and Angelo with a car problem; Deena and Dave expect Brian to play "Barney" at their daughter's birthday party; Adam, stuck planning the wedding, wants him for some guy time; and Marjorie keeps leaving messages on Brian's phone to talk about their relationship.

star 7.42
12 votes
Writers:
What About Angelo's Ashes...

#19 - What About Angelo's Ashes...

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2006

What About Angelo's Ashes? Everyone learns about Angelo Varzi's death. While at the funeral, everyone shares memories of him and remembers the good times. Nicole puts on a front making it seem like she is handling everything ok, but she breaks down. Brian goes back to his dad for help and his dad urges him to take the job offer to work for him. Deena and Dave spend time talking about getting a divorce. Adam seems to be showing more of an interest in Heather(<a href="http://www.tv.com/rachelle-lefevre/person/70590/summary.html">Rachelle LeFevre</a>).

star 7.33
12 votes
Writers: Josh Reims
What About Secret Lovers…

#20 - What About Secret Lovers…

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 19, 2007

Everyone seems to have secret lovers and must make decisions accordingly. Dave and Deena receive their divorce papers and they struggle with the decision on whether or not to sign them. Now that a picture of Brian and Stephanie kissing has made the tabloids, Stephanie asks her roommate Laura to act as Brian's date to a Hollywood party with her. Natasha wants a relationship with Adam and will stop at nothing less. Deena is having troubles with her cupcake business, until Nicole comes up with a plan to bring in more customers.

star 7.29
7 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Beth Schwartz
What About Secrets…

#21 - What About Secrets…

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 11, 2006

Everyone seems to be have their secrets. Bridget has a secret that starts to tear apart the connection that Brian and his dad are working on building. Now that Adam and Heather are married, he doesn't feel comfortable with her being a stripper anymore. He talks to Jimmy about it, who in turn runs a criminal background check on her. Dave and Nicole go to the filming of Angelo's last movie. Nicole is thrown off by a mysterious woman who is that. She seems to be connect to Angelo somehow. Deena finally gets up the courage to go out on a date with T.K.

star 7.23
13 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Dana Stevens
What About the Fish...

#22 - What About the Fish...

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2006

There are a lot more fish in the sea than just Marjorie, so Ivy makes a bet with Brian and Adam. Either they get over Marjorie and go out on a first date with someone new, or one of them has to pay the $500 bar tab. Deena kicks Dave out of the house and he moves in with Brian. "Zap Monkey" gets into financial trouble and Brian must figure out how to save it. Nicole has her baby shower. Brian attempts to surprise Nicole by having Angelo flown home for the shower, but tragedy strikes.

star 7.17
12 votes
Directors: Michael Apted
Writers: Liz Tigelaar
What About Denial...

#23 - What About Denial...

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2006

Adam is in denial and is mad at Brian at messing up his wedding with Marjorie.

star 7.00
10 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Josh Reims
What About True Confessions...

#24 - What About True Confessions...

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 18, 2006

Nicole is anxious to finally have the baby and tries every old wives tale out there to induce labor. Deena and Dave each go out on seperate dates. Deena goes out with her rich client, TK, while Dave goes out with a woman much younger than he is. Brian and Dave cause a lot of problems along with damage at Ivy's bar and they are forces to do community service at a homeless shelter. Brian is very uncomfortable with the fact that Bridget and his father had an affair, and does whatever it takes to avoid her.

star 7.00
10 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Ross Canter