One Day at a Time

10 Best Episodes of One Day at a Time - Season 3

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 - S3E5

#13 - Nip It in the Bud (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Penelope catches Alex smoking pot at a concert. When Lydia develops a cough at the opera, she tries Dr. B's special lozenges.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 141 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E3

#12 - Benefit with Friends (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Elena hides her grandmother's high heels. Penelope starts to see a male friend in a new way. Schneider meets a kindred spirit at the school auction.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 134 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E11

#11 - A Penny and a Nicole (Season 3 - Episode 11)

When her ex-husband introduces the family to his new girlfriend, Penelope feels unexpectedly resentful and comes to a realization about Mateo.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 125 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E4

#10 - Hermanos (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Sibling rivalry rears its ugly head when Penelope's brother, who can do no wrong in their mother's eyes, shows up during a family getaway to San Diego.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 140 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E6

#9 - One Valentine's Day at a Time (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Rain ruins Valentine's Day plans, causing more than one couple to have their first fight. Schneider tries to hide his wealthy background from Avery.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 137 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E1

#8 - The Funeral (Season 3 - Episode 1)


At a relative's funeral, Penelope urges Lydia to end a petty feud with her sister, and Elena wonders if her cousin Pilar is gay.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 150 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E10

#7 - The Man (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Schneider makes a big decision in order to please his visiting father -- at the expense of Penelope's family. Lydia finds Alex's confiscated pot.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 128 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E8

#6 - She Drives Me Crazy (Season 3 - Episode 8)


Penelope feels hurt after seeing an item on her mom's "bouquet list" that's about her. Dr. B finds the key to teaching a struggling Elena how to drive.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 137 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E2

#5 - Outside (Season 3 - Episode 2)

When Penelope discovers Alex's secret Instagram account, his crass posts spark an intense family discussion about consent and harassment.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 147 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E7

#4 - The First Time (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Penelope finds out Elena and Syd secretly got a hotel room. A grounded Alex enlists Lydia to stand in line to buy him the latest designer sneakers.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 146 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E9

#3 - Anxiety (Season 3 - Episode 9)

When Penelope has anxiety attacks, her support group helps her figure out what's triggering her, how to cope and why she's not telling her kids.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 147 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E12

#2 - Drinking and Driving (Season 3 - Episode 12)


After putting Alex in a difficult position, Schneider gets tough love from Penelope. Dr. B consults Lydia's bouquet list for "non-iversary" gift ideas.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 138 votes.

One Day at a Time - S3E13

#1 - Ghosts (Season 3 - Episode 13)

At her ex's wedding, Penelope experiences a surreal conversation. Elena finds she has more she needs to say to her father. Dr. B gives Lydia her gift.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 143 votes.

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