State of the Union

10 Best Episodes of State of the Union - Season 1

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - 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 7.19 from 249 votes.

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#9 - 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 7.24 from 170 votes.

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

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

The episode was rated 7.31 from 152 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 7.31 from 143 votes.

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#6 - 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 7.32 from 189 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 7.34 from 137 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 7.46 from 158 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 7.47 from 162 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 7.56 from 145 votes.

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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 7.57 from 145 votes.

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