10 Worst 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 - S3E2

#10 - Standing Sam (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Sam makes a bold move amid the buzz of orientation day. Casey crosses paths with Nate. Elsa and Doug unpack the hazards of half-truths.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 314 votes.

Atypical - S1E1

#9 - 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 - S2E1

#8 - Juiced! (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Sam's frustration at being unable to find a therapist and Casey's anxiety about going to a new school spark a blowup between the two.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 504 votes.

Atypical - S2E3

#7 - Little Dude and the Lion (Season 2 - Episode 3)


A peer group meeting leads Sam to an important decision. Detention with Izzie shows Casey they have more in common than she thought.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 453 votes.

Atypical - S3E3

#6 - Cocaine Pills and Pony Meat (Season 3 - Episode 3)

An ethics professor pushes Sam to his limits. Elsa keeps an eye on Doug ... and Megan. Casey considers her future and encourages Evan to do the same.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 313 votes.

Atypical - S2E8

#5 - Living at an Angle (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Sam loses his portfolio for his art school application and panics. Megan gets flirty with Doug, who makes a decision about Elsa. Julia calls Miles.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 434 votes.

Atypical - S1E3

#4 - 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 - S2E5

#3 - The Egg Is Pipping (Season 2 - Episode 5)


In peer group, Sam realizes he needs to manage his own money. Doug gets advice from Megan on dealing with Elsa. Evan meets Casey's new friends.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 454 votes.

Atypical - S3E1

#2 - Best Laid Plans (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Paige invites Sam to redefine their romance, Casey struggles with complicated feelings, and Elsa attempts to find a new normal with Doug.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 345 votes.

Atypical - S1E2

#1 - 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.

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