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The Best Episodes of Casual 

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Updated October 13, 2018 120 votes 25 voters 36 items

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.

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Bottles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Things To Do In Burbank ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Threesomes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 7: Alex’s work relationship gets attention.
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Biden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Look At Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 2: Alex likes his role as Laura’s teacher.
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Big Green Egg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 4: Alex hosts a dinner for his new partner.
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Ashes to Ashes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Home is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 1 Episode 7: Alex and Emmy have a foursome. Laura discovers Valerie as been seeing Michael and moves out.
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Reunion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 10: Laura and Spencer screen romance films.
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Animals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Mars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Dave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
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.
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Phase 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 1: Alex has a new troubling obsession.
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Such Good Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 3: Valerie builds her bond with Jennifer.
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Bicycle Thieves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 5: Laura and Aubrey bond over a secret.
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100 Cows is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 6: Valerie dates Jennifer’s friend.
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The Magpie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 8: Valerie rethinks her dating decisions.
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The Lake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 9: A comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter.
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Death and Taxes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 11: Valerie has to spend time with Drew.
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40 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Casual
Season 2 Episode 12: Alex plans a 40th birthday for Valerie.