10 Best Episodes of Hacks

Explore a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Hacks - S1E7

#15 - Tunnel of Love (Season 1 - Episode 7)

DJ's birthday party becomes a surprise dual function. Meanwhile, Deborah and Marty reconnect.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 439 votes.

Hacks - S1E4

#14 - D'Jewelry (Season 1 - Episode 4)


At DJ's jewelry expo, Ava comes to better understand Deborah and DJ's complicated mother-daughter relationship. Deborah receives an unexpected piece of ammunition against Marty.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 476 votes.

Hacks - S1E9

#13 - Interview (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Ava tries to keep a secret from Deborah, but someone in Deborah’s inner-circle leverages the truth. Meanwhile, Deborah stares down the barrel of her first radically honest show.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 443 votes.

Hacks - S2E7

#12 - On the Market (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Deborah and her team head to LA to pitch her new set as a comedy special.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 305 votes.

Hacks - S1E5

#11 - Falling (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Deborah blackmails Marty. Ava has a wild night to remember in Vegas that puts everything in perspective.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 465 votes.

Hacks - S2E1

#10 - There Will Be Blood (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Deborah eagerly anticipates trying out her new material on the road, while Ava dreads the fallout of an explosive email.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 346 votes.

Hacks - S2E5

#9 - Retired (Season 2 - Episode 5)

An impromptu detour finds Deborah reckoning with long-held guilt while reconnecting with a former comedian friend.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 305 votes.

Hacks - S2E4

#8 - The Captain's Wife (Season 2 - Episode 4)


While Deb struggles to connect with her audience on a cruise, Ava finds herself an unexpected hit.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 315 votes.

Hacks - S2E3

#7 - Trust the Process (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Deborah continues to workshop her material on the road, as Ava adapts to a new lifestyle. Marcus is overwhelmed by life without Wilson.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 328 votes.

Hacks - S2E2

#6 - Quid Pro Quo (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Deborah embraces tour life. Ava grapples with the value of honesty. Jimmy learns the harsh realities of Hollywood dealmaking.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 335 votes.

Hacks - S1E6

#5 - New Eyes (Season 1 - Episode 6)

While Deborah recovers from surgery, she and Ava have a unique bonding experience when Deborah dispels a major misperception about her past.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 458 votes.

Hacks - S1E8

#4 - 1.69 Million (Season 1 - Episode 8)


With a little encouragement from Ava, Deborah’s unpolished set sparks a career-defining moment.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 448 votes.

Hacks - S2E6

#3 - The Click (Season 2 - Episode 6)

A girls’ night out finds Ava attempting to connect with her mother – and Deborah embracing some unexpected company.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 308 votes.

Hacks - S1E10

#2 - I Think She Will (Season 1 - Episode 10)


For her final performance at the Palmetto, Deborah must decide between playing it safe and putting her entire career on the line. Meanwhile, Ava deals with a family crisis.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 446 votes.

Hacks - S2E8

#1 - The One, The Only (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Deborah prepares to take the stage for her taping as Ava deals with a new opportunity.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 326 votes.

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