The BEST Episodes of Young Rock

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2021

Network: NBC

This coming-of-age journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson from ordinary kid to extraordinary superstar – revealing he’s more like us than we know.

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Election Day

#1 - Election Day

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 4, 2021

As Election Day 2032 approaches, Dwayne reflects on the ups and downs his family endured during his childhood in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Miami, and how the unpredictability of his family's story prepared him for this moment.

star 7.90
111 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Jeff Chiang, Nahnatchka Khan
A Lady Named Star Search

#2 - A Lady Named Star Search

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 20, 2021

Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her Star Search audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies. Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

star 7.74
119 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Cindy Fang
My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff

#3 - My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 13, 2021

Pennsylvania, 1987: When Karen asks to come over to Dwayne's house for dinner, he panics because he's been lying to her about being rich. In 2032, candidate Johnson tackles an emerging public relations crisis.

star 7.73
131 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Erica Oyama
My Day with Andre

#4 - My Day with Andre

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 2021

Hawaii, 1982: Dewey spends a day with Andre the Giant that neither will ever forget. Lia and Rocky prepare for the huge Island Battle Royale, where more than the title is at stake. In 2032, candidate Johnson reveals his running mate.

star 7.71
141 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: David Smithyman
Good vs Great

#5 - Good vs Great

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 2021

Miami, 1990s: After a devastating injury his freshman year, Dwayne strives to get his college football career back on track. As he fights for playing time, he wonders if big dreams and hard work are enough to get him to the NFL.

star 7.70
115 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Erica Oyama
Johnson & Hopkins

#6 - Johnson & Hopkins

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 6, 2021

Miami, 1991: When Dwayne gets an on-campus job at the University of Miami, he goes on an epic adventure with his new work partner, Hopkins. Lia returns to the United States after being deported to Samoa, where she was homeless.

star 7.68
136 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Erik Durbin
Don't Go Breaking My Heart

#7 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 23, 2021

Pennsylvania, 1987: Ata's relationship with Dwayne gets tested after she makes a heartbreaking discovery about her son. With Rocky on the road, Ata must take matters into her own hands.

star 7.65
157 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Erik Durbin
Check Your Head

#8 - Check Your Head

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 2021

Miami, 1990: Dwayne looks to crack the starting line up as a freshman for the famed Miami Hurricanes football team attracting the attention of players, coaches and celebrities. However, an unexpected incident sends his season and life into turmoil.

star 7.58
159 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Michael Levin, Patrick Kang
Working the Gimmick

#9 - Working the Gimmick

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 2021

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his life that's shaped him into the man he is today, from growing up in a resilient family surrounded by wrestling icons, to navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football at the U.

star 7.58
270 votes
Directors: Nahnatchka Khan
Writers: Jeff Chiang, Nahnatchka Khan
On the Road Again

#10 - On the Road Again

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 2021

Pennsylvania, 1987: Dwayne pretends he's rich to impress popular girl Karen, but a date to Rocky's wrestling match at the flea market risks exposes the truth. Stressed about money, Ata takes on a wealthy new client.

star 7.55
211 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Jeff Chiang, Nahnatchka Khan
Forward, Together

#11 - Forward, Together

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 2, 2021

Hawaii, 1982: When wrestlers start dropping out of Lia's Battle Royale, she suspects a rival promoter may be to blame. As Rocky's wrestling career skyrockets, Ata takes a leap of faith to pursue a musical dream.

star 7.39
173 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Jen D'Angelo