10 Best Episodes of Physical

Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.

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

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Physical - S1E5

#15 - Let's Agree to Disagree (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Sheila teams up with Tyler to show her newfound vision—and unearths a disturbing secret. Danny participates in a debate and Bunny has a visitor.

The episode was rated 7.05 from 182 votes.

Physical - S2E6

#14 - Don’t You Have Enough (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Danny makes some discoveries. Sheila and John discuss how to handle the threat. Greta proposes a new experience to the Rubins.

The episode was rated 7.07 from 97 votes.

Physical - S2E1

#13 - Don’t You Want Me (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Sheila has replaced her former vice with a new one, while her frustration with Danny builds.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 113 votes.

Physical - S1E8

#12 - Let's Not and Say We Did (Season 1 - Episode 8)


In need of money, Sheila pays an unexpected visit to her parents—and her past. Greta finally confronts Ernie.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 162 votes.

Physical - S2E3

#11 - Don’t You Go Far (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Pushing through haunting memories and physical pain, Sheila seeks relief in the class of a local fitness icon. Bunny visits someone from her past.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 107 votes.

Physical - S2E4

#10 - Don’t You Know (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Sheila solicits Bunny to fill in for her at promotional events. Greta and Ernie spice up their marriage.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 105 votes.

Physical - S2E9

#9 - Don’t You Want to Get Better (Season 2 - Episode 9)

In seclusion, Sheila searches for the courage and strength to face her demons.

The episode was rated 7.15 from 94 votes.

Physical - S1E3

#8 - Let's Get Down to Business (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Debt mounting, Sheila decides to teach a class—but is tasked with recruiting new students. Danny hunts for enough signatures to get on the ballot.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 203 votes.

Physical - S2E8

#7 - Don’t You Run and Hide (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Sheila gets a look inside Vinnie Green’s operation. Danny does some soul-searching.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 97 votes.

Physical - S1E6

#6 - Let's Get It on Tape (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Sheila films two videos—one for aerobics and one for Danny’s campaign—plunging herself deeper into debt and deception.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 165 votes.

Physical - S1E9

#5 - Let's Face the Facts (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Sheila is determined to put aerobics behind her but finds the pull too strong. Tyler contends with an unexpected health condition.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 164 votes.

Physical - S2E10

#4 - Don’t You Say It’s Over (Season 2 - Episode 10)


With Sheila and Greta embarking on a new endeavor, Danny wants what he thinks he deserves.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 86 votes.

Physical - S1E4

#3 - Let's Get This Party Started (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Danny hires a campaign manager from their past who causes friction with Sheila. Greta opens up about a nagging suspicion in her marriage.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 191 votes.

Physical - S1E10

#2 - Let's Get Together (Season 1 - Episode 10)


With election day looming, Sheila entertains an intriguing proposition. Bunny’s finances and Tyler’s health come to a head. Season finale.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 170 votes.

Physical - S2E7

#1 - Don’t Try This at Home (Season 2 - Episode 7)

With Danny and Greta pledging their support, Sheila makes a decision no one expects.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 98 votes.

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