10 Worst Episodes of Trying

All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?

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

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Trying - S3E4

#10 - Little Steps (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Planning Tyler’s birthday party proves trickier than Nikki and Jason expected—especially when Karen shares some difficult news.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 94 votes.

Trying - S1E5

#9 - Someone Else's Kids (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Deciding that they need more hands-on experience looking after kids, Nikki and Jason agree to babysit their friends' children for a day.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 166 votes.

Trying - S1E4

#8 - Rainbow Castle People (Season 1 - Episode 4)

After a wild night out with Erica and Freddy, Nikki and Jason are faced with potentially disastrous consequences the next morning.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 176 votes.

Trying - S3E2

#7 - The Circle (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Jason worries that Tyler will be bullied at school. Nikki has to fire someone at work. Bad news from the landlord forces Jason to take a big gamble.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 96 votes.

Trying - S3E3

#6 - Capture the Flag (Season 3 - Episode 3)

On a camping weekend, Nikki and Jason try to bond with the kids. At home, Karen faces an existential crisis and Freddy realizes he’s lonely.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 99 votes.

Trying - S3E7

#5 - What a Banker (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Scott’s book launch doesn’t go according to plan. Jason struggles with his new job. Nikki finally masters tough love.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 89 votes.

Trying - S1E3

#4 - Tickets for a Queue (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Nikki and Jason go to a picnic with other potential adopters—and get intimidated by the quality of their competition.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 189 votes.

Trying - S3E6

#3 - Feelings Are the Worst (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Jason and Nikki’s future with the kids appears to be in jeopardy after a mistake. Tyler says goodbye to a friend. Scott lands a book deal.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 94 votes.

Trying - S1E2

#2 - The Ex-Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Jason gets in touch with an ex before social services interviews her. Nikki goes out with her sister, Karen, and her unpleasant boyfriend

The episode was rated 7.21 from 207 votes.

Trying - S1E1

#1 - Nikki and Jason (Season 1 - Episode 1)


When they learn that another round of IVF would be too expensive and unlikely to succeed, Nikki and Jason start exploring

The episode was rated 7.20 from 255 votes.

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