The Best Episodes of Wilfred (US)

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Ryan, a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world forms a unique friendship with Wilfred, his neighbor's canine pet. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.

Secrets

#1 - Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 13

In the second-season finale, existential questions are posed to Wilfred and Ryan.

star 8.61
170 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Identity

#2 - Identity

Season 1 - Episode 13

A crisis arises when Ryan ignores Wilfred's advice.

star 8.56
199 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Resistance

#3 - Resistance

Season 4 - Episode 9

Ryan sees his hopes fading as he has to deal with some difficult challenges.

star 8.45
211 votes
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Honesty

#4 - Honesty

Season 2 - Episode 10

Ryan and Wilfred make an extraordinary effort to boost Jenna's career.

star 8.27
177 votes
Writers: Jason Gann
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Regrets

#5 - Regrets

Season 3 - Episode 13

Jenna forbids Ryan from seeing Wilfred when he needs him most.

star 8.27
244 votes
Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne
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Heroism

#6 - Heroism

Season 3 - Episode 12

Ryan is put in danger as Wilfred pursues the path to valor.

star 8.26
241 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Control

#7 - Control

Season 2 - Episode 6

Wilfred muddles Ryan's plan to introduce Amanda to Jenna.

star 8.23
201 votes
Writers: Scott Prendergast
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Progress

#8 - Progress

Season 2 - Episode 1

Ryan learns that life is much more challenging without Wilfred around.

star 8.23
232 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Confrontation

#9 - Confrontation

Season 3 - Episode 9

Wilfred crashes Christmas and pits Ryan against his family.

star 8.23
246 votes
Writers: David Baldy
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Compassion

#10 - Compassion

Season 1 - Episode 9

Ryan's resentment of his mother even grows when she moves in and becomes friends with Wilfred.

star 8.21
225 votes
Writers: Patricia Breen
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Truth

#11 - Truth

Season 2 - Episode 8

Wilfred's nemesis returns with an offer that rocks Ryan's world.

star 8.19
191 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Dignity

#12 - Dignity

Season 2 - Episode 3

Ryan has to deal with new problems when Wilfred becomes popular.

star 8.19
200 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Perspective

#13 - Perspective

Season 3 - Episode 8

Ryan tries progressive psychotherapy to better understand a past trauma.

star 8.18
230 votes
Writers: Kevin Arrieta
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Happiness

#14 - Happiness

Season 4 - Episode 10

Ryan finally learns the truth about Wilfred.

star 8.18
238 votes
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Courage

#15 - Courage

Season 4 - Episode 8

Wilfred attempts to convince Ryan to not tell Jenna some sensitive information.

star 8.15
203 votes
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Comfort

#16 - Comfort

Season 3 - Episode 2

Ryan befriends Wilfred’s enemy—the mailman.

star 8.15
244 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Questions

#17 - Questions

Season 2 - Episode 11

Ryan attempts to discover the truth about Wilfred through self-examination.

star 8.14
177 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Doubt

#18 - Doubt

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ryan meets someone who questions Ryan's friendship to Wilfred.

star 8.13
200 votes
Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorné
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Guilt

#19 - Guilt

Season 2 - Episode 4

Ryan is forced to intervene when Wilfred becomes embattled with an unlikely foe.

star 8.12
204 votes
Writers: Steve Tompkins
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Now

#20 - Now

Season 2 - Episode 5

Unexpected problems arise for Ryan and Wilfred after a traumatic experience.

star 8.11
211 votes
Writers: David Baldy
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Uncertainty

#21 - Uncertainty

Season 3 - Episode 1

Ryan and Wilfred search for Wilfred’s original owner.

star 8.11
265 votes
Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne
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Happiness

#22 - Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ryan forms a unique connection with his neighbor's dog after a failed suicide attempt.

star 8.11
432 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Isolation

#23 - Isolation

Season 1 - Episode 10

Wilfred tries to find Ryan a human friend.

star 8.11
206 votes
Writers: Steve Baldikoski, Bryan Behar
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Answers

#24 - Answers

Season 4 - Episode 4

Ryan subjects Wilfred to a scientific study with unsettling results.

star 8.11
219 votes
Writers: Matt Patterson
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Anger

#25 - Anger

Season 1 - Episode 8

Ryan has a guilt complex over the death of his childhood dog, and Wilfred, upon learning of it, goes to otherworldly lengths to help Ryan discover the truth about how the pooch passed on. Meanwhile, Kristen throws a party for her boss (Nestor Carbonell).

star 8.11
229 votes
Writers: Sivert Glarum, Michael Jamin
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