One Day at a Time

10 Best Episodes of One Day at a Time - Season 2

In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 28, 2022.

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One Day at a Time - S2E7

#13 - Exclusive (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Lydia learns that Dr. Berkowitz is going to the opera without her. When Schneider asks if she and Max are exclusive, Penelope realizes it's time for a talk.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 150 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E4

#12 - Roots (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Elena is horrified to learn that her grandmother doesn't vote. Penelope teaches her son all her tricks on how to save money at the movie theater.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 159 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E10

#11 - Storage Wars (Season 2 - Episode 10)

As Schneider's trainee, Elena learns there's more to being a building super than fixing things. Penelope battles Lydia over space in their garage.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 144 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E6

#10 - Work Hard, Play Hard (Season 2 - Episode 6)


To teach Alex the value of a dollar, Penelope forces him to take a summer job at her workplace. Meanwhile, Elena finds a way to get paid for her hobby.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 157 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E1

#9 - The Turn (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Penelope worries about changes she sees in Alex, who gets into trouble at school. Elena wonders if others are misidentifying her based on her appearance.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 189 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E11

#8 - Homecoming (Season 2 - Episode 11)


At the kids' school dance, Elena tries to appear popular in front of Syd, and chaperones Penelope and Max reach a milestone in their relationship.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 149 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E2

#7 - Schooled (Season 2 - Episode 2)

When juggling family, work and college proves too much for Penelope, Schneider offers her a way to sharpen her focus and improve her test grades.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 166 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E12

#6 - Citizen Lydia (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Lydia and Schneider take their U.S. citizenship tests. Penelope wonders if she'd be willing to have another child to fulfill Max's wish to be a dad.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 152 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E8

#5 - What Happened (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Penelope recalls Elena's birth in 2001, and how an unexpected turn of events drastically changed the life plans she and her husband had made.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 157 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E3

#4 - To Zir, With Love (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Lydia gives Elena advice on approaching her crush. After running into a hunky Army buddy who's also single, Penelope rethinks her dating rules.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 172 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E5

#3 - Locked Down (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Penelope's furtive date at home with Max is interrupted when a neighborhood lockdown brings the rest of the family back early.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 177 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E9

#2 - Hello, Penelope (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Felling like she's finally got her life together, Penelope unwisely stops taking her antidepressants so she doesn't have to tell Max she's on them.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 169 votes.

One Day at a Time - S2E13

#1 - Not Yet (Season 2 - Episode 13)

A medical emergency brings bedside visits, admissions of regret, moments of realization, declarations of love and and out-of-body experience.

The episode was rated 8.79 from 187 votes.

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