10 Best Episodes of Heels

In a close-knit Georgia community, a family-owned wrestling promotion finds two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to (and just as hard to leave behind).

Written by Sophie and last updated on aug 12, 2023.

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Heels - S1E6

#11 - House Show (Season 1 - Episode 6)

It’s the day of Big Jim’s baby’s baptism and a new beginning for everyone in Duffy. Meanwhile, Jack’s running around town prepping and promoting the upcoming match at the fair, but also trying to make the time for those in his life who deserve it most.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 228 votes.

Heels - S1E1

#10 - Kayfabe (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Jack Spade is the owner of the Duffy Wrestling League. While he controls everything that goes on inside of his wrestling ring, outside the ropes, he’s fighting to balance his family and professional life.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 369 votes.

Heels - S1E2

#9 - Dusty Finish (Season 1 - Episode 2)

As the wrestlers at the DWL worry about the fallout from the previous show, Jack struggles with what direction to take the narrative and the league, especially after an enticing offer from the FWD's Charlie Gully.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 302 votes.

Heels - S1E4

#8 - Cutting Promos (Season 1 - Episode 4)


After a house fire forces Jack and his family to move in with Carol and Ace, the two brothers put their differences aside and their heads together to generate a DWL promo. Wild Bill is back in Duffy, managing the HR blowback from his misbehavior, and giving Ace lessons on how to embrace his inner Heel, inside and outside the ring.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 263 votes.

Heels - S2E1

#7 - Ten-Bell Salute (Season 2 - Episode 1)

After the DWL’s successful South Georgia State Fair showing, Ace is left reeling from Jack’s revelation to him in the ring. He flees Duffy, leaving his brother behind to reflect upon the tragedy of their father’s death.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 116 votes.

Heels - S2E2

#6 - The Journey Is the Obstacle (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Ace begins what he hopes will be his journey of spiritual awakening. Back in Duffy, the collective elation from the South Georgia State Fair is fading fast. The financial vultures are circling after the DWL's success.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 74 votes.

Heels - S2E3

#5 - Discord (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Jack goes on the road to find Ace. The DWL has been left in the hands of Willie, who uses the opportunity to start developing a Women's Division with Crystal. Gully comes to town with an offer the DWL can't refuse.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 17 votes.

Heels - S1E3

#4 - Cheap Heat (Season 1 - Episode 3)


In an attempt to drum up more heat, Jack enlists the help of wrestling veteran, Ricky Rabies, setting Ace up with a full house for his comeback match against Bobby Pin. Jack tries to make amends with his brother.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 275 votes.

Heels - S1E7

#3 - The Big Bad Fish Man (Season 1 - Episode 7)

The South Georgia State Fair is nearing and Jack’s doing all he can to keep his professional and personal lives intact. Staci has increasing suspicions that Jack played a larger role in Ace’s unexpected Heel-turn. Thomas is acting out in school, the DWL’s forced to audition additional wrestlers, and Jack stays busy warding off Charlie Gully from poaching his best talent, including Ace.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 218 votes.

Heels - S1E5

#2 - Swerve (Season 1 - Episode 5)


When the South Georgia State Fair shows interest in featuring the DWL at this year’s fair, it’s on Jack to close the deal with an electric night of matches. But chaos reigns as Bill, Ace, and Crystal each have their own ideas, none of which are in Jack’s script.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 246 votes.

Heels - S1E8

#1 - Double Turn (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The culmination of all Jack’s efforts finally pays off as the DWL is featured on the biggest stage in its history, but when outside-the-ring drama enters the squared circle, there’s a lot more on the line than the championship belt.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 232 votes.

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