State of the Union

10 Worst 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.

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

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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State of the Union - S2E5

#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 7.20 from 51 votes.

State of the Union - S1E1

#9 - 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.

State of the Union - S2E3

#8 - 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 7.18 from 55 votes.

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#7 - 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 7.13 from 53 votes.

State of the Union - S2E4

#6 - 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 7.12 from 52 votes.

State of the Union - S2E6

#5 - 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 7.06 from 51 votes.

State of the Union - S2E1

#4 - 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 6.99 from 72 votes.

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#3 - 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 6.94 from 63 votes.

State of the Union - S2E10

#2 - 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 6.84 from 51 votes.

State of the Union - S2E9

#1 - 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 6.70 from 53 votes.

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