United States of Al

10 Worst 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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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United States of Al - S1E12

#10 - Dog / Spai (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Riley and Hazel bring home a lost dog with the hope of keeping him, which doesn't sit well with Al. Also, Art goes on his first date with Lois.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 85 votes.

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#9 - Spinach / Sabzi (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Exasperated by Riley’s parenting style with Hazel, Al attempts to teach her to be more deferential to her elders. Meanwhile, Riley contemplates taking over the family business from his father.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 124 votes.

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#8 - Homesick / Deghyat (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Riley, Art and Vanessa attempt to help Al feel better when he becomes homesick for his family and traditions.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 110 votes.

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#7 - Virgin / Bakr (Season 2 - Episode 17)


Heartbroken over Ariana, Al begins dating Cindy, who Riley feels is too wild for him.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 82 votes.

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#6 - Mo / Masoud (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Al tries to find an eligible Afghan-American bachelor for his sister to marry so she can move to the United States; Riley and Freddy challenge each other to a bowling match.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 80 votes.

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#5 - Shorts / Neykar (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Al becomes flustered when he goes to the DMV to take his driver's license test and the female instructor is wearing shorts, something he is unaccustomed to seeing.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 125 votes.

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#4 - Divorce / Talaq (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Riley and Vanessa decide to officially file for divorce, but the process stirs up old feelings. Also, Al dates both Cindy and Ariana in the hopes of figuring out which woman is the better fit for him.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 89 votes.

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#3 - Repo / Wapas Geri (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Al and Riley take on second jobs as "repo men" to make extra money to send to Al's sister, but Riley's behavior while working becomes concerning.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 85 votes.

United States of Al - S1E2

#2 - Repair / Tarmim (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Al uses his skills as a translator to try and repair the tense relationship between Riley and his estranged wife, Vanessa. Also, Lizzie is heartbroken when she is at a party and loses her late fiancé’s dogtags.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 135 votes.

United States of Al - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Marine veteran Riley, home at last after serving in Afghanistan, is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir, who goes by Al, the interpreter with his unit, after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.

The episode was rated 7.01 from 172 votes.

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