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.

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#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 7.81 from 79 votes.

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#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 75 votes.

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#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 7.74 from 92 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 7.72 from 83 votes.

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#5 - 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 7.65 from 77 votes.

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#6 - 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 7.65 from 82 votes.

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#7 - 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 7.63 from 88 votes.

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#8 - 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 7.62 from 79 votes.

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#9 - 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 7.60 from 65 votes.

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#10 - 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 7.59 from 82 votes.

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    #11 - 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 7.58 from 88 votes.

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    #12 - 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 7.56 from 111 votes.

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


    The episode was rated 7.54 from 71 votes.

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    #14 - Poker / Pokar (Season 2 - Episode 12)



    The episode was rated 7.51 from 78 votes.

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    #15 - Roht / Sweet Bread (Season 1 - Episode 8)

    Al meets Ariana, an Afghan woman he wants to date, but is dismayed to learn she has a negative opinion of Afghan interpreters who worked for the United States.

    The episode was rated 7.51 from 96 votes.

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    #16 - Car / Motar (Season 1 - Episode 7)


    After Al and Riley negotiate a deal for Al’s new car, they learn the hard way that they are not adept at finances and contracts

    The episode was rated 7.50 from 105 votes.

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    #17 - Veterans Day / Roz-e Sarbaz (Season 2 - Episode 6)

    Riley struggles with his disability rating as he prepares to meet up with some military buddies for Veterans Day; with Art's help, Lizzie finally opens a box of her fiance's belongings.

    The episode was rated 7.50 from 76 votes.

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    #18 - Wisdom / Hikmat (Season 2 - Episode 8)


    While Al is heavily medicated following surgery on his wisdom teeth, he mistakenly insults Art, forcing Riley to choose sides. Also, Lizzie tries to broker a peace among Art, Riley and Al.

    The episode was rated 7.49 from 83 votes.

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    #19 - Professor / Ustad (Season 2 - Episode 10)


    The episode was rated 7.49 from 82 votes.

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    #20 - 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 7.48 from 77 votes.


    Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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