United States of Al

10 Best Episodes of United States of Al

Riley, a marine combat veteran, is struggling to adjust to civilian life in Ohio and the interpreter, Al, who served with his unit in Afghanistan, has just arrived to start a new life in America.

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

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United States of Al - S2E19

#15 - Guilt / Gunah (Season 2 - Episode 19)

Riley begins to feel guilty about his affair with Vanessa after a heart-to-heart with her boyfriend, Freddy. Also, Al's family wants to arrange a marriage for him at home because they don't approve of him dating multiple women.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 80 votes.

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#14 - Tattoo / Khaal (Season 2 - Episode 15)


When Riley realizes how much he cares for Holly, he tries to impress her with a giant romantic gesture. Also, Vanessa tries to talk Hazel out of getting a drastic haircut.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 82 votes.

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#13 - Sock / Jeraab (Season 2 - Episode 20)

Al decides to take his relationship with Cindy to the next level, but things go awry when he becomes incredibly nervous. Also, Riley learns some information about Vanessa that makes him wonder if they are on the same page about their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 80 votes.

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#12 - Desire / Khwast (Season 2 - Episode 21)



The episode was rated 7.53 from 73 votes.

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#11 - Fundraiser / Baspana Towlawal (Season 1 - Episode 6)

When Art asks Riley and Al to make speeches at a fundraiser for interpreters that are waiting for visas, Riley has a hard time accepting the attention. Riley also comes face-to-face with Vanessa’s boyfriend.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 111 votes.

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#10 - Matchmaker / Roybar (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Al and Riley get the sense that Art might be lonely and missing his late wife so they play matchmaker for him.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 88 votes.

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#9 - Help / Komak (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Al and Vanessa team up to convince Riley to accept the help and benefits he earned for his military service so he can be in good health and embrace the next chapter in his life with his.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 82 votes.

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#8 - Panic / Tars (Season 2 - Episode 4)


When Al begins having panic attacks, Riley, Art and Lizzie encourage him to seek therapy so he can deal with stress.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 80 votes.

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#7 - Chaos / Aashob (Season 2 - Episode 22)

Riley comes clean to Freddy about his relationship with Vanessa, and Cindy grows increasingly possessive of Al.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 67 votes.

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#6 - Blackout / Parchawl (Season 1 - Episode 11)


Al fears the worst when he doesn't hear from his family in Afghanistan for a few days. Also, Riley realizes how hard it must have been for his own family while he was deployed.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 88 votes.

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#5 - Date / Didar (Season 2 - Episode 5)

After Al and Ariana begin dating, they quickly realize they have different ideas about courtship. Also, when Hazel is punished and can't go to the drag race with Art, he takes Vanessa instead

The episode was rated 7.62 from 85 votes.

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#4 - Christmas / Krismis (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Vanessa becomes upset when Riley invites his new girlfriend to a family Christmas party; Art is uncomfortable when Lois gets him an incredibly expensive sweater as a gift.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 87 votes.

United States of Al - S2E1

#3 - Promises / Wadaha (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Al, Riley, Art, Lizzie and Vanessa work together against a ticking clock to get Al's sister out of Afghanistan and to safety after Kabul falls.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 93 votes.

United States of Al - S2E14

#2 - Kiss / Maach (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Riley finally realizes how hard it was on Vanessa to be home while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Also, Lizzie and Lois grow closer, which concerns Art, and Hazel starts a dog-walking business and ropes in Al to help her.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 77 votes.

United States of Al - S2E16

#1 - Gout / Nikres (Season 2 - Episode 16)

When Art tries to hide his gout flare up, the family is shocked to learn how long it's been since he saw a doctor and they try to convince him to go.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 82 votes.

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