10 Best Episodes of Bel-Air

The journey of a book smart teen whose life is forever transformed when he moves from the streets of west Philadelphia to live with his relatives in one of LA’s wealthiest suburbs.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 24, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Bel-Air - S1E1

#10 - Dreams and Nightmares (Season 1 - Episode 1)

A talented West Philly teenager is sent to live in Bel Air to avoid the dangers of his hometown.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 422 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E5

#9 - PA to LA (Season 1 - Episode 5)


When Will’s friend Tray visits, his loyalty to Philly is put to the test. The Banks family supports Hilary by hosting an influencer event.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 327 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E4

#8 - Canvass (Season 1 - Episode 4)

The Banks family rallies around Uncle Phil to ramp up his campaign. Will’s past starts to catch up to him, and he finds help in an unexpected place.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 346 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E7

#7 - Payback's a B*tch (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Will and Carlton throw a house party at the Banks mansion. When Phil unexpectedly shows up at Viv's art event, their relationship is shaken by a lack of trust. Hilary stands up to Kylo after he posts a video of her without her consent.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 291 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E8

#6 - No One Wins When the Family Feuds (Season 1 - Episode 8)

As the Banks family celebrates Will's birthday, his mom comes to visit, causing unexpected tension. The adults consider whether it's time to tell Will about his father.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 273 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E6

#5 - The Strength to Smile (Season 1 - Episode 6)


The Banks family supports Lisa when they host an event in memory of her mother at the mansion. Will puts his feelings of mistrust aside and steps up to the plate for the Bankses and Lisa.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 314 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E2

#4 - Keep Ya Head Up (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Will finds he doesn’t fit in at his new school; the Banks family starts to adjust to life with Will.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 367 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E3

#3 - Yamacraw (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Will attends Uncle Phil's Black fraternity event and finds his groove with his family and peers.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 358 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E9

#2 - Can't Knock the Hustle (Season 1 - Episode 9)

The Banks family goes to church. Will considers taking the opportunity to find his father, unknowingly driving a wedge between Phil and Geoffrey.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 274 votes.

Bel-Air - S1E10

#1 - Where To? (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Will’s father shows up and tells the truth about where he’s been, exposing a long-buried secret.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 272 votes.

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