All American

10 Best Episodes of All American

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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All American - S2E15

#15 - Stakes Is High (Season 2 - Episode 15)

Spencer goes against Billy’s wish and goes around him to get what he wants. Olivia and Asher are both guilt ridden for different reasons when it comes to Billy and the position he now finds himself in. Layla continues to help Coop with her music which helps Coop receive an offer that she wasn’t expecting. Meanwhile, Jordan does something to try and make things easier for Simone.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 151 votes.

All American - S2E14

#14 - Who Shot Ya (Season 2 - Episode 14)

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Spencer is worried Coop isn't taking everything seriously and asks Layla for her help. Olivia questions whether she did the right thing by going to Billy about Asher, leaving Billy to have to make a tough choice in order to protect his team. Coop is feeling smothered by everyone and makes a tough decision about her potential future. Meanwhile, Laura knows Jordan has a big heart but is concerned about his relationship with Simone.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 153 votes.

All American - S2E10

#13 - Protect Ya Neck (Season 2 - Episode 10)

With Tyrone back on the streets, Spencer is being a little overly protective of Coop and Laura and finds himself in uncharted territory. Olivia is nervous about her upcoming SoLA Muse Cotillion and tries to lean on Asher, but he seems more focused on football than ever. Coop and Patience are trying to get back into a rhythm, but things get worse when Coop’s jealous streak comes out. Meanwhile, Jordan alerts Billy about what he sees on social media that makes Billy worry a little.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 169 votes.

All American - S4E20

#12 - Champagne Glasses (Season 4 - Episode 20)

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After an intense ending to the Halloween party, Spencer tries his best to compartmentalize everything and focus on the big Homecoming game. Much to Laura's dismay, Billy and Olivia set out on a mission to do what they think is right, which leads them to learn more than they anticipated. Jordan makes it known in what he wants but is met with resistance, and Layla gets an unexpected bombshell at work. Coop is at an emotional crossroads and Asher learns the power of adjustments. Meanwhile, Grace gets a life changing offer she may not be able to refuse.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 111 votes.

All American - S2E16

#11 - Decisions (Season 2 - Episode 16)

When Spencer hears that South Crenshaw may turn into a magnet school, he and his friends decide to do something about it, but he might have bigger problems to worry about. Billy makes a decision about his future that surprises everyone. Layla is focused on trying to get Coop a tour for the summer but isn’t having much luck, so she comes up with a different strategy that makes everyone happy. Asher has an opportunity to spend the summer with his mom but isn’t sure if he should go. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles with what she will do over the summer and Jordan makes a Hail Mary in his personal life. Season finale.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 154 votes.

All American - S2E1

#10 - Hussle & Motivate (Season 2 - Episode 1)

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After winning the state championship, Spencer James faces a difficult decision that could transform his reputation. Billy realizes he needs to make some major changes to get his life back on track, while Grace and Corey have a tough conversation regarding their family.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 231 votes.

All American - S1E3

#9 - i (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Spencer and Jordan spend an unexpected day together back in Crenshaw where our Beverly Hills golden boy, Jordan, gets his first taste of real life in South Central LA. Meanwhile, Billy struggles with his identity as a father as Olivia and Layla attempt to rekindle their friendship. And Coop faces her own truth, coming clean to her parents about being gay.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 304 votes.

All American - S2E8

#8 - Life Goes On (Season 2 - Episode 8)

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Spencer can't get excited about his football ranking and gets some guidance from Layla; Jordan gets some more news he wasn't expecting; Laura makes a decision about where she and Billy stand; Asher gets some clarity from his parents.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 182 votes.

All American - S3E19

#7 - Surviving the Times (Season 3 - Episode 19)

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The episode was rated 7.93 from 122 votes.

All American - S1E12

#6 - Back in the Day (Season 1 - Episode 12)

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Spencer tries not to repeat the mistakes of his past with his relationship with Layla and Olivia struggles with her sobriety. Billy reveals to Laura something he did to protect his family, while Coop has conflicted emotions about reuniting with her father.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 216 votes.

All American - S5E10

#5 - O.P.P (Season 5 - Episode 10)

While Billy preps his team for the combine, Spencer hears some news that leaves him rattled. Asher steps up to help Jaymee following her hospital visit but wishes he could do more, so Layla devises a clever plan that involves some unlikely couples ending up on unconventional dates. A plan that could also prove helpful to Olivia. Meanwhile Coop helps Preach prepare for his custody trial and Jordan is torn about how to handle a confrontation between Layla and Clay.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 47 votes.

All American - S1E16

#4 - Championships (Season 1 - Episode 16)

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Spencer suffers a devastating setback and gets strength from an unlikely source. Billy, while focused on the championship game, realizes that he has to face some tough truths in order to get his family back.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 211 votes.

All American - S1E13

#3 - Legacy (Season 1 - Episode 13)

With playoffs and mid-terms looming, Spencer makes a few shocking discoveries about his father. Coop desperately wants to bring down her enemies, while Jordan makes a connection with his grandfather.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 227 votes.

All American - S2E11

#2 - Crossroads (Season 2 - Episode 11)

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With Spencer in bad shape, Grace, Billy, Laura, Olivia and Layla rush to his side. Knowing there is a big decision he needs to make, the community from both Crenshaw and Beverly Hills rally around him to show support. In the meantime, Spencer asks Coop to do him a favor, but somehow things go from bad to worse. Elsewhere, Jordan and his teammates step up to help Billy out while he is tending to other matters.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 161 votes.

All American - S2E7

#1 - Coming Home (Season 2 - Episode 7)

With Spencer, Grace, Dillon and Darnell reeling from the news about why Corey may have left, they set out on a mission to find him. After locating Corey and trying to convince him to go home with them, the weekend turns out to be just what everyone needed. In an effort to keep fighting for the family to be whole again, Billy arranges for the family to meet with a family therapist and possibly help decide on the next step for them. During the session, the therapist gives Jordan and Olivia a separate assignment, which helps them learn more about each other than either knew.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 197 votes.

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