State of the Union

10 Best Episodes of State of the Union

Tom and Louise meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. With each successive episode we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart.

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#1 - Another Drink (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Tom has moved back in and feels that their issues are resolved.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 137 votes.

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#2 - Dolphins (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Louise and Tom reflect on why and how they got together in the first place.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 138 votes.

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#3 - Plaster Cast (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Tom asks Louise to back him up in a lie with their counsellor – is it them against the world or not?

The episode was rated 7.49 from 156 votes.

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#4 - Normal Slope (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Following a bad session, Tom has moved out. This could be the start of a slippery slope.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 151 votes.

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#5 - Prison Sex (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Louise and Tom discuss a breakthrough in their relationship - Louise wonders what it means.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 129 votes.

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#6 - Nigel and Naomi (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Tom makes an effort, but Louise complains that it feels contrived.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 145 votes.

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#7 - Call the Midwife (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Louise admits that she's ashamed of Tom's unemployment. They decide to communicate more openly.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 134 votes.

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#8 - Antique Globes (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Tom commends himself for the courage it took to turn up late to last weeks session and promises to be there from the beginning this week.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 181 votes.

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#9 - Big Mustard (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Ellen tells Scott more about her newfound religion, and Scott is left feeling further from her than ever.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 49 votes.

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#10 - Led Zeppelin's Accountant (Season 2 - Episode 5)


After Scott derails their counselors' relationship, Ellen is left questioning whether she wants to continue with their own.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 46 votes.

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#11 - The Road Most Travelled (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Scott has made huge strides since starting personal therapy, but Ellen admits that she's keeping her options open.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 47 votes.

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#12 - Syria (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Tom and Louise discuss the lost passion in their relationship – is passion something that can be found again?

The episode was rated 7.25 from 163 votes.

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#13 - Facetime TV (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Ellen sees that Scott and Jay's friendship is blossoming and that he's less afraid of intimacy.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 48 votes.

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#14 - Marathon (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Louise and Tom prepare for their first marital counselling session and try to work out how they got to this point.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 238 votes.

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#15 - Prison Thoughts (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Ellen and Scott try to assess the pain it would cause them to break up, versus the pain of staying together.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 47 votes.

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#16 - Intimacy Kit (Season 2 - Episode 6)


After Ellen grills Scott on his understanding of intimacy, both partners are left wondering if they can give each other what they need.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 46 votes.

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#17 - The Laws of Grammar (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Scott and Ellen meet for coffee to prepare for their first marital counseling session; Ellen makes a shocking announcement.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 64 votes.

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#18 - Why Quake? (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Scott and Ellen discuss past betrayals, and Ellen explains just how far apart they've grown.

The episode was rated 6.96 from 54 votes.

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#19 - The Last Box (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Ellen and Scott arrive for their final session and share their hopes for the future and their plans for their relationship.

The episode was rated 6.89 from 44 votes.

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#20 - Kopi Iuwak (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Scott and Ellen have shared a magical night together, but their newfound intimacy hits a road bump when Ellen opens up to Scott about some dark thoughts.

The episode was rated 6.76 from 46 votes.


Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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