10 Best Episodes of Atypical - Season 1

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 - S1E2

#8 - A Human Female (Season 1 - Episode 2)

When Sam learns his crush is already taken, dad Doug helps him woo her. A lost credit card sends Elsa back to the bar. Casey hears rumors about Evan.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 898 votes.

Atypical - S1E3

#7 - Julia Says (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Sam decides to update his look. Casey learns a family secret. Feeling like her family no longer needs her, Elsa seeks attention elsewhere.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 810 votes.

Atypical - S1E1

#6 - Antarctica (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Interested in having a girlfriend, Sam researches dating advice and puts it to the test. Meanwhile, his overprotective mom Elsa must learn to let go.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 1096 votes.

Atypical - S1E5

#5 - That's My Sweatshirt (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Sam becomes rattled after Paige invades his bedroom. Casey visits Clayton Prep and gets a taste of what life away from her brother would be like.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 769 votes.

Atypical - S1E6

#4 - The D-Train to Bone Town (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Paige proposes having an autism-friendly school dance to the PTA. Sam makes preparations for losing his virginity. Doug and Julia help each other.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 747 votes.

Atypical - S1E7

#3 - I Lost My Poor Meatball (Season 1 - Episode 7)


When Paige makes a confession to Sam, he creates a checklist to figure how he feels. Things with Nick suddenly get too real for Elsa.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 725 votes.

Atypical - S1E4

#2 - A Nice Neutral Smell (Season 1 - Episode 4)

When a classmate shows interest in him, Sam makes a list of pros and cons to see whether she's girlfriend material. Casey gets a prestigious offer.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 756 votes.

Atypical - S1E8

#1 - 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.

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