The Best Episodes of Wilfred (US)

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

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 8.62
168 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
197 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 8.28
174 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 8.28
243 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 8.27
240 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 8.25
199 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
230 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
245 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 8.23
222 votes
Writers: Patricia Breen
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Dignity

#11 - Dignity

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 8.20
198 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Truth

#12 - Truth

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.20
188 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Perspective

#13 - Perspective

Season 3 - Episode 8

Ryan tries progressive psychotherapy to better understand a past trauma.

star 8.19
229 votes
Writers: Kevin Arrieta
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Happiness

#14 - Happiness

Season 4 - Episode 10

Ryan finally learns the truth about Wilfred.

star 8.19
237 votes
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Comfort

#15 - Comfort

Season 3 - Episode 2

Ryan befriends Wilfred’s enemy—the mailman.

star 8.15
243 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Courage

#16 - Courage

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 8.15
202 votes
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Questions

#17 - Questions

Season 2 - Episode 11

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

star 8.15
175 votes
Writers: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
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Guilt

#18 - Guilt

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.13
201 votes
Writers: Steve Tompkins
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Doubt

#19 - Doubt

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 8.13
198 votes
Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorné
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Now

#20 - Now

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 8.12
208 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 8.12
263 votes
Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne
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Anger

#22 - 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 8.12
227 votes
Writers: Sivert Glarum, Michael Jamin
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Isolation

#23 - Isolation

Season 1 - Episode 10

Wilfred tries to find Ryan a human friend.

star 8.12
204 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
218 votes
Writers: Matt Patterson
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Happiness

#25 - Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 8.11
429 votes
Writers: David Zuckerman
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