10 Best Episodes of Hacks - Season 1

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 - S1E1

#10 - There Is No Line (Season 1 - Episode 1)

An entitled young writer and a waning comedy legend must put aside their differences to save their careers.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 591 votes.

Hacks - S1E2

#9 - Primm (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Deborah tests Ava's limits.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 526 votes.

Hacks - S1E3

#8 - A Gig's A Gig (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Ava gains insight into Deborah's past.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 493 votes.

Hacks - S1E7

#7 - 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

#6 - 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

#5 - Interview (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Ava tries to keep a secret from Deborah, but someone in Deborahโ€™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 - S1E5

#4 - 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 - S1E6

#3 - 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

#2 - 1.69 Million (Season 1 - Episode 8)

With a little encouragement from Ava, Deborahโ€™s unpolished set sparks a career-defining moment.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 448 votes.

Hacks - S1E10

#1 - 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.

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