10 Best Episodes of Atypical

Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 26, 2022.

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Atypical - S2E4

#15 - Pants on Fire (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Zahid teaches Sam to lie, while Elsa practices being honest. Evan helps Casey get over an embarrassment. A doctor visit forces Julia out of denial.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 447 votes.

Atypical - S3E4

#14 - Y.G.A.G.G. (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Casey and Evan take to the open road for a tense reunion. Back home, Sam and Zahid get ready to party, and Elsa bids farewell to the past.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 313 votes.

Atypical - S2E6

#13 - In the Dragon's Lair (Season 2 - Episode 6)

To prepare for college life, Sam sleeps over at Zahid's. Sam's $700 loss reunites Doug and Elsa with Arlo's parents, former friends of theirs.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 437 votes.

Atypical - S3E5

#12 - Only Tweed (Season 3 - Episode 5)


As Paige makes a plan in the face of adversity, Sam awaits a crucial academic update. Elsa endures an uncomfortable encounter.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 315 votes.

Atypical - S2E9

#11 - Ritual-licious (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Ignoring Casey's wishes, Elsa throws her a big birthday party, while Sam insists on following a decade-old birthday ritual. The bartender haunts Doug.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 431 votes.

Atypical - S3E9

#10 - Sam Takes a Walk (Season 3 - Episode 9)


As Sam gets political with his art, Elsa and Doug explore a (not-so-normal) weekend away. Casey and Izzie re-examine their relationship.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 305 votes.

Atypical - S4E1

#9 - Magical Bird #1 (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Sam's living situation with Zahid gets off to a rocky start, while Elsa struggles with her son's departure. Casey weighs telling Doug about Izzie.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 38 votes.

Atypical - S4E2

#8 - Master of Penguins (Season 4 - Episode 2)


Casey's demanding schedule starts affecting her grades, while Sam seeks out some extra credit himself. A chance run-in revives old suspicions for Elsa.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 22 votes.

Atypical - S3E6

#7 - The Essence of a Penguin (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Sam’s art assignment inspires an impromptu field trip. Casey navigates a fight with Izzie. Evan works hard for a second chance with Doug.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 324 votes.

Atypical - S3E8

#6 - Road Rage Paige (Season 3 - Episode 8)


A hard truth keeps Casey up at night. Sam experiences a rough season with Zahid -- and Paige. Elsa and Doug brace for their next chapter.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 311 votes.

Atypical - S1E8

#5 - The Silencing Properties of Snow (Season 1 - Episode 8)

After a disastrous dinner with Paige's family, Sam makes amends at the school dance. Casey's fury at her mom affects her relationship with Evan.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 743 votes.

Atypical - S3E10

#4 - Searching for Brown Sugar Man (Season 3 - Episode 10)


A rogue plan for Zahid leads to a last-minute mission for Sam, Casey, Paige and Abby. Meanwhile, Doug faces a major test and makes a pivotal choice.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 322 votes.

Atypical - S2E10

#3 - Ernest Shackleton's Rules for Survival (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Cruel yearbook comments show Sam who's got his back, a favor he repays at graduation. Feelings for Izzie confuse Casey. Elsa asks Doug a key question.

The episode was rated 8.64 from 473 votes.

Atypical - S4E3

#2 - You Say You Want a Revolution (Season 4 - Episode 3)


A change at work leaves Sam scrambling for cash. When Izzie fights the school dress code, Casey feels conflicted. Paige discovers a knack for management.

The episode was rated 8.81 from 16 votes.

Atypical - S4E4

#1 - Starters and Endings (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Casey and Izzie face fallout from the protest. Paige tries to prove her mettle to Casey through strange tasks. Doug avoids dealing with a painful loss.

The episode was rated 8.91 from 11 votes.

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