The BEST Episodes of Wilfred (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: FX

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.

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Secrets

#1 - Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 20, 2012

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

star 8.51
441 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Zuckerman
Resistance

#2 - Resistance

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 13, 2014

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

star 8.48
324 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Zuckerman
Comfort

#3 - Comfort

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 20, 2013

Ryan befriends Wilfred’s enemy—the mailman.

star 8.34
540 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Brett Konner, Cody Heller
Perspective

#4 - Perspective

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 1, 2013

Ryan tries progressive psychotherapy to better understand a past trauma.

star 8.33
449 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Kevin Arrieta
Answers

#5 - Answers

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2014

Ryan subjects Wilfred to a scientific study with unsettling results.

star 8.27
386 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Matt Patterson
Delusion

#6 - Delusion

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 18, 2013

Wilfred forces Ryan to collaborate on a birthday gift for Jenna.

star 8.18
563 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Elizabeth Tippet
Heroism

#7 - Heroism

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 29, 2013

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

star 8.16
458 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Brett Konner, Cody Heller
Sincerity

#8 - Sincerity

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2013

Ryan takes Wilfred to a dog training class in the hopes of winning over a girl.

star 8.15
595 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Jason Gann
Identity

#9 - Identity

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 8, 2011

A crisis arises when Ryan ignores Wilfred's advice.

star 8.14
911 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Zuckerman
Confrontation

#10 - Confrontation

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 8, 2013

Wilfred crashes Christmas and pits Ryan against his family.

star 8.12
544 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Baldy
Happiness

#11 - Happiness

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 13, 2014

Ryan finally learns the truth about Wilfred.

star 8.08
375 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Zuckerman
Dignity

#12 - Dignity

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 5, 2012

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

star 8.07
631 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Brett Konner, Cody Heller
Courage

#13 - Courage

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2014

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

star 8.03
342 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Baldy
Suspicion

#14 - Suspicion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 27, 2013

Ryan distrusts his sister’s new love interest

star 8.01
593 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Baldy
Honesty

#15 - Honesty

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 23, 2012

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

star 7.98
525 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Jason Gann
Letting Go

#16 - Letting Go

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2012

When Wilfred comes to the conclusion Ryan is the only beneficiary of their friendship, he denies Ryan any further help.

star 7.97
580 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Eli Jorné, Reed Agnew
Distance

#17 - Distance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 15, 2013

A struggle emerges between Ryan, Wilfred and an old friend.

star 7.97
467 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Jacob Young
Consequences

#18 - Consequences

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 25, 2014

Disaster strikes when Ryan and Wilfred get an unwanted guest on their camping trip.

star 7.96
380 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Baldy
Avoidance

#19 - Avoidance

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 2, 2012

A hairy situation puts Wilfred and Ryan's friendship in jeopardy.

star 7.96
589 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Jason Gann
Uncertainty

#20 - Uncertainty

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 20, 2013

Ryan and Wilfred search for Wilfred’s original owner.

star 7.96
587 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Eli Jorné, Reed Agnew
Intuition

#21 - Intuition

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 25, 2013

Wilfred leads Ryan on a crime-fighting caper.

star 7.95
480 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Zuckerman
Questions

#22 - Questions

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 30, 2012

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

star 7.95
499 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Brett Konner, Cody Heller
Happiness

#23 - Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 23, 2011

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

star 7.94
1,795 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Zuckerman
Resentment

#24 - Resentment

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 13, 2012

Wilfred derails Jenna and Drew's wedding because of Ryan's jealousy.

star 7.91
525 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Baldy
Now

#25 - Now

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 19, 2012

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

star 7.91
744 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: David Baldy