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The Best Episodes of Casual

There are so many good episodes of Casual, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Bottles" the best, or is "Mom" your favorite episode of Casual? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Casual are, let's rank every Casual episode from best to worst.

A Hulu original series, Casual premiered on the streaming network on October 7, 2015. Michaela Watkins plays Valerie, a divorced mother who lives with her brother (Tommy Dewey) and daughter (Tara Lynne Bar.) Valerie's brother happens to be the founder of a popular dating app called Snooger, which plays into the "dating as a divorced mother" story. Overall the series has gotten very positive reviews, and is definitely one of the best things Hulu has going as far as original content goes. Casual Season 4 will premiere on July 31, 2018, with all the episodes being put out at once.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Casual, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Casual episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

list ordered by
  • Threesomes
    1

    Threesomes

    Season 2 Episode 7: Alex’s work relationship gets attention.
  • Bottles
    2

    Bottles

    Season 1 Episode 8: Laura, now living at her father's house, invites her dad's girlfriend and her estranged grandparents to Thanksgiving dinner. The night ends with hurt feelings, slammed doors and broken dishes.
  • Things To Do In Burbank When You’re Dead
    3

    Things To Do In Burbank When You’re Dead

    Season 3 Episode 2: Valerie’s fling with her classmate gets more complicated than she had hoped. Laura uncovers troubling information about her ballot proposition. A date inspires Alex to consider his future.
  • Look At Me
    4

    Look At Me

    Season 3 Episode 5: Valerie’s fling with her classmate gets more complicated than she had hoped. Laura uncovers troubling information about her ballot proposition. A date inspires Alex to consider his future.
  • Mom
    5

    Mom

    Season 1 Episode 5: Valerie and Alex's mother shows up unannounced. Valerie gets good advice from an unlikely source. Laura and Michael share a moment after she sees her father out with his new girlfriend.
  • Biden
    6

    Biden

    Season 1 Episode 6: Alex's secret profile gets its first real match. Laura bonds with Michael after her sex tape goes viral at school. Valerie gets closure with her ex-husband.
  • Cake Walk
    7

    Cake Walk

    Season 3 Episode 10: Alex searches for answers after losing his sexual prowess. Valerie obsesses over Jack’s choices while planning a double date with Alex and Judy. Laura finds herself lost after a hard goodbye.
  • Animals
    8

    Animals

    Season 1 Episode 3: Valerie decides to move out of Alex's house but is blindsided by the financial repercussions of divorce. Alex adopts a dog. Laura fantasizes about her photography teacher Michael.
  • Pilot
    9

    Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1: Recently divorced Valerie and her 16-year-old daughter Laura move in with Valerie's brother Alex. An eternal bachelor and master of casual dating, Alex sets Valerie up on a date via his popular dating site. Brother and sister go on separate dates at the same restaurant that night.
  • Trivial Pursuit
    10

    Trivial Pursuit

    Season 2 Episode 2: Alex likes his role as Laura’s teacher.
  • Big Green Egg
    11

    Big Green Egg

    Season 2 Episode 4: Alex hosts a dinner for his new partner.
  • Ashes to Ashes
    12

    Ashes to Ashes

    Season 3 Episode 1: In the wake of Charles’ death, Alex and Valerie adjust to their new lives apart. Laura schemes to remove her tattoo. Dawn makes an unexpected announcement.
  • Friends
    13

    Friends

    Season 1 Episode 2: Alex spends the day with Valerie's one night stand Leon, and winds up having a crazy night. Valerie goes out with a group of 20-something girls who coach her on dating young men. Laura gets in trouble at a high school house party.
  • ...
    14

    ...

    Season 1 Episode 4: Valerie breaks Alex's rules of casual sex. Alex is interviewed about his dating site. Laura makes a move on her teacher Michael.
  • Home
    15

    Home

    Season 1 Episode 7: Alex and Emmy have a foursome. Laura discovers Valerie as been seeing Michael and moves out.
  • Reunion
    16

    Reunion

    Season 2 Episode 10: Laura and Spencer screen romance films.
  • Mars
    17

    Mars

    Season 1 Episode 9: Tensions run high at Dawn and Charles' rehearsal dinner. Laura is humiliated after showing up at Michael's art exhibition. Alex finds Valerie and Emmy in bed together after an ecstasy trip.
  • Troubleshooting
    18

    Troubleshooting

    Season 3 Episode 6: Alex relearns the demands of working full-time. Valerie catches up with Jennifer and learns a secret about Jack. Laura collects signatures while interning for a new environmental group.
  • Bicycle Thieves
    19

    Bicycle Thieves

    Season 2 Episode 5: Laura and Aubrey bond over a secret.
  • Death and Taxes
    20

    Death and Taxes

    Season 2 Episode 11: Valerie has to spend time with Drew.
  • The Great Unknown
    21

    The Great Unknown

    Season 2 Episode 13: Alex, Valerie, and Laura unite.
  • The Sprout
    22

    The Sprout

    Season 3 Episode 4: Alex reconnects with Emmy. Valerie upgrades her wardrobe before the first day of a storytelling class. Laura starts a new job collecting signatures for a ballot proposition.
  • The Hermit and The Moon
    23

    The Hermit and The Moon

    Season 3 Episode 13: Valerie tries to repair her relationship with Laura while confronting resentments she harbors towards Dawn. Alex resolves to embark on an epic camping trip—but is epically derailed.
  • Dave
    24

    Dave

    Season 1 Episode 10: Valerie and Emmy search for Alex at home but find Laura instead. Alex looks to Leon for support. Valerie and Alex make up at Dawn and Charles's wedding.
  • Phase 3
    25

    Phase 3

    Season 2 Episode 1: Alex has a new troubling obsession.