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The Best Episodes of 'Grown-ish'

Updated March 18, 2021 731 votes 41 voters51 items

List RulesVote up your favorite episodes of grown-ish to air.

There are so many heartwarming episodes of Grown-ish that straight up just leave you feeling happy, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Erase Your Social" the best, or is "Starboy" your favorite episode of Grown-ish? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Grown-ish are, let's rank every Grown-ish episode from best to worst.

Grown-ish is a spin-off of the hit ABC series Black-ish and was created by Kenya Barris, following the Johnson's eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she goes off to college. Grown-ish premiered on Freeform on January 3, 2018 and has been received well by both critics and viewers alike, earning several awards nominations.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Grown-ish, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be difficult to put one Grown-ish 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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  • 1
    January 3, 2018
    47
    5

    Zoey Johnson arrives at California University certain she will be a hot shot on campus, but quickly learns she may have a little more growing to do.

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  • 2
    40
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number2

    Zoey starts to experience “fear of missing out” for the first time in her life when she tries to juggle her schoolwork, extracurricular activities and, of course, partying.

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  • 3
    January 17, 2018
    37
    11

    Zoey makes a deal with Dean Parker to tutor the star basketball player in order to get a letter of recommendation, but her friends seem to think the relationship is something more.

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  • 4
    January 2, 2019
    27
    1

    Season2

    Episode Number1

    Zoey and the gang return for their sophomore year and Zoey is determined to make the “sequel” better than the original. She, Ana and Nomi move into a less-than-stellar off-campus apartment and have to quickly adjust to each other as roommates. Zoey is excited to see Luca again after a summer of keeping in touch via social media.

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  • 5

    Season1

    Episode Number3

    Zoey is elated when it seems like her crush has feelings for her, but starts to worry he may see things differently when she receives a late night “U up?” text.

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  • 6

    Season1

    Episode Number5

    When Zoey’s Instagram becomes a flooded with haters, she wonders if it’s time to alter her brand.

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  • 7
    January 16, 2019
    31
    11

    Season2

    Episode Number4

    While waiting for the mysterious drop of a modern-day musical genius, the gang debates what really makes a person “genius.”

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  • 8
    January 31, 2018
    18
    1

    Season1

    Episode Number6

    When Zoey is put on the spot on national television, she’s faced with a difficult decision that may change her future.

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  • 9
    January 2, 2019
    31
    18

    Season2

    Episode Number2

    Zoey feels insecure when she realizes that her friends don’t see her relationship with Luca as #RelationshipGoals, prompting her to try a little too hard to prove that what they have is special. In his first move as an RA, Aaron organizes a movie night to build community … but his film choice does nothing to help people unwind.

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  • 10
    June 5, 2019
    25
    12

    Season2

    Episode Number12

    Zoey is left to deal with the aftermath of getting caught cheating on her exam, including getting cut off financially by her parents. She takes another devastating hit when Aaron accidentally reveals that he and Ana have been hooking up, causing a snowball of feelings, fracturing her friendships with everyone around her.

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  • 11
    30
    18

    Season2

    Episode Number14

    Zoey starts to feel the impact of her dwindling bank account. Her friends encourage her to get a job, but she struggles to find something that vibes with her career goals. Ana and Aaron consider attempting the “Shield Challenge.”

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  • 12
    February 7, 2018
    18
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number7

    After going through a traumatic breakup, Zoey begins partying to get out of her feelings, but when a power blackout on campus forces her to stay in for the night, she must confront her true feelings in order to begin the healing process.

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  • 13
    February 28, 2018
    18
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number9

    Cal U. goes into lockdown after a drug dealer is shot on campus, causing Vivek to get sucked into the intense underground drug world.

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  • 14
    June 12, 2019
    12
    0

    Season2

    Episode Number13

    To mask her true emotions, Zoey recruits her brother Junior to be her wingman at Titanium for a fun night out, ignoring the drama that is taking place around her. But that backfires when Junior makes an unexpected connection with one of Zoey’s friends and she’s left to face her emotions up front. Meanwhile, Nomi debates giving Paige another chance.

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  • 15
    June 5, 2019
    24
    17

    Season2

    Episode Number12

    Zoey is left to deal with the aftermath of getting caught cheating on her exam, including getting cut off financially by her parents. She takes another devastating hit when Aaron accidentally reveals that he and Ana have been hooking up, causing a snowball of feelings, fracturing her friendships with everyone around her.

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  • 16
    January 16, 2020
    18
    14

    Season3

    Episode Number1

    It’s Junior year and the gang throws an HBCU-themed Homecoming party to kick off the semester at their new off-campus house. Zoey returns from her summer internship abroad and realizes that she has to confront her feelings for Aaron and Luca quickly. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is left to deal with some of the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break.

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  • 17
    February 14, 2018
    12
    7

    Season1

    Episode Number8

    Zoey lands the fellowship of her dreams at Teen Vogue, but her reputation and job are put on the line when she reveals too much on social media.

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  • 18
    January 23, 2019
    12
    7

    Season2

    Episode Number5

    When Nomi’s endless string of one-night stands starts to throw off the apartment dynamic, Zoey and Ana confront her. Aaron encourages Ana to let loose for a night and the friends all agree to check off an item from their bucket list.

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  • 19
    July 3, 2019
    12
    7

    Zoey and her girls head to the Johnson family home in Sherman Oaks for a weekend of self-care and detoxing … but Zoey soon learns that her idea of relaxation may not align with what they all really need. Aaron reconnects with his passion for activism and hosts a fundraiser for his community.

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  • 20
    12
    11

    Season2

    Episode Number20

    Aaron hosts an elegant fundraiser for his new “Black Minds Matter” cause, bringing everyone together for a night to remember. The gang is excited to meet the event’s special guest, especially Luca, and Zoey makes sure to do everything to get him the face time he wants. Sky is feeling overwhelmed by Jazz and Doug’s overattentiveness.

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  • 21

    Season1

    Episode Number10

    Jazz and Sky struggle to hit a dating stride in a college landscape. Meanwhile, Zoey and Luca attempt to buckle down to complete a project.

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  • 22
    February 6, 2019
    11
    12

    Season2

    Episode Number7

    When a new “Enthusiastic Sober Consent” policy is introduced on the CalU campus, everyone has strong opinions about whether it’s in place for the students’ benefit or to protect the school. Cash is caught in the crossfire and Luca is surprised when Zoey jumps to his defense.

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  • 23
    March 14, 2018
    5
    0

    Season1

    Episode Number11

    When Cal U threatens to close Hawkins Hall, Zoey and her crew plan a protest to protect their “safe space.”

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  • 24
    March 21, 2018
    0
    0

    Season1

    Episode Number12

    The crew gets ready for Freshman Formal, and Zoey, Aaron and Luca confront their issues with modern-day relationships. Meanwhile, Jazz revels in a new relationship and Ana realizes she’s the tamest of the group in a game of “Never Have I Ever.”

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  • 25
    March 28, 2018
    5
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number13

    Zoey has a big decision to make about her love life, and everyone has an opinion about it.

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