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The Best Episodes of About a Boy

Every episode of About a Boy ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of About a Boy!

Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona, a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus, move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "About a Boy" is "About a Rib Chute", rated 8.4/10 from 113 user votes. It was directed by Lawrence Trilling and written by N/A. "About a Rib Chute" aired on 5/13/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "About a Love in the Air".

  • About a Rib Chute
    8.4/10 113 votes

    #1 - About a Rib Chute

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-05-13

    Will turns to Andy for advice after Sam gets a job offer in New York in the Season 1 finale.

    Director: Lawrence Trilling

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Love in the Air
    8.4/10 80 votes

    #2 - About a Love in the Air

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2015-07-20

    Will plays wing-man for Marcus, but Marcus wants to win Shea back at the school dance, Liz dumps Will after he defends Fiona, Marcus professes his love for Shea, Fiona and Will kiss.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Bad Girl
    8.2/10 110 votes

    #3 - About a Bad Girl

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-11-04

    Marcus develops a crush on a girl who has a penchant for trouble.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Balcony
    8.2/10 99 votes

    #4 - About a Balcony

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-11-25

    Marcus is cast as Romeo by a new teacher in a school production featuring Shakespeare scenes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Prostitute
    8.0/10 88 votes

    #5 - About a Prostitute

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-02-03

    Looking to make some quick cash, Will decides to start teaching guitar lessons. However, after a fling with his student's mom, Emma, Andy speculates that Will is being paid for more than just his musical expertise. Elsewhere, Fiona finds herself suddenly accepted by the popular moms at school and Marcus prepares to perform at the upcoming school fundraiser.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Hammer
    7.9/10 116 votes

    #6 - About a Hammer

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-05-13

    Will invites Sam to move in with him after she is forced to evacuate her apartment. Later, Will and Marcus build a tree house.

    Director: Dylan K. Massin

    Writer: Mark Kunerth

  • About a Will-O-Ween
    7.9/10 101 votes

    #7 - About a Will-O-Ween

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-10-28

    Will orchestrates his yearly halloween extravaganza and fiona finally lets her hair down.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Self Defense
    7.9/10 67 votes

    #8 - About a Self Defense

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2015-07-20

    Clay is trying to steal Shea away from Marcus, Meanwhile Liz feels there may be something strange about the relationship between Will and Fiona.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Bublé
    7.8/10 143 votes

    #9 - About a Bublé

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-04-01

    Will takes Marcus to the ER after an accident with a knife.

    Director: Adam Davidson

    Writer: Cara DiPaolo

  • About a Poker Night
    7.8/10 126 votes

    #10 - About a Poker Night

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-04-08

    Fiona intrudes on Will's poker night. Meanwhile, Marcus goes on his first sleepover.

    Director: Adam Davidson

    Writer: Colleen McGuinness

  • About a Kiss
    7.8/10 131 votes

    #11 - About a Kiss

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-04-22

    Will invites Sam to a game night hosted by Andy and Laurie.

    Director: Eric Appel

    Writer: Matt Wolpert

  • About a Duck
    7.8/10 87 votes

    #12 - About a Duck

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-12-02

    Feeling nervous about her first real date with Mr. Chris, Fiona wants Dakota to come with her as her safety net. Will ends up tagging along as well as he attempts to woo Dakota.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Plumber
    7.7/10 143 votes

    #13 - About a Plumber

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-03-25

    Fiona gets dating advice from Dakota.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Boy's Dad
    7.7/10 118 votes

    #14 - About a Boy's Dad

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-04-29

    Marcus' dad makes a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Sam's demanding work schedule leaves little time for romance.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Birthday Party
    7.7/10 112 votes

    #15 - About a Birthday Party

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-05-06

    Scheduling problems arise as Will tries to plan a birthday party for Marcus. Meanwhile, Fiona and Sam get into a disagreement.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: David M. Israel

  • About a Vasectomy
    7.7/10 115 votes

    #16 - About a Vasectomy

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-10-14

    Will returns to sort out a few things but ends up staying longer than planned when he sees Marcus's new "friends".

    Director: Jon Favreau

    Writer: N/A

  • About a House For Sale
    7.7/10 103 votes

    #17 - About a House For Sale

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-10-21

    Will is told to sell his San Francisco home in order to solve his money issues. So he decides to find Marcus a brand new best friend.

    Director: Jon Favreau

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Memory Hole
    7.7/10 64 votes

    #18 - About a Memory Hole

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2015-07-20

    Will's new girlfriend Liz wants to hang out all day, the same day that Will volunteers to dig a hole for Fiona to throw all of her memories of Chris into to burn.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About an Angry Ex
    7.6/10 89 votes

    #19 - About an Angry Ex

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-11-18

    Will is sued by an angry ex-girlfriend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Christmas Carol
    7.6/10 90 votes

    #20 - About a Christmas Carol

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-12-09

    The Christmas celebrations are now in full swing but Will is not having a good time. With the lawsuit still pending, Laurie advises him to settle and move on with his life. Fiona and Andy attempt to create the perfect white Christmas for Marcus.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Manniversary
    7.6/10 82 votes

    #21 - About a Manniversary

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-01-06

    To celebrate a year of friendship, Marcus convinces Will to take him to the Golden Gate FemFest. Meanwhile, Dakota helps Fiona prepare for a night of intimacy with Chris.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Boy Becoming a Man
    7.6/10 89 votes

    #22 - About a Boy Becoming a Man

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-01-13

    Will accompanies Andy to the Bar Mitzvah of a music mogul's son.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Cat Party
    7.6/10 88 votes

    #23 - About a Cat Party

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-02-10

    To Will and Fiona’s surprise, Shea accepts Marcus’ proposal to be his girlfriend. However, Shea’s idea of a boyfriend translates closer to a personal assistant than a companion. Elsewhere, Fiona attempts to be more spontaneous with Chris, while Will chaperones Marcus and Shea’s frozen yogurt date.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Boyfriend
    7.6/10 86 votes

    #24 - About a Boyfriend

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2015-02-17

    Will and TJ go out on Valentine's Day, hoping to meet single women. Marcus turns to Chris.

    Director: Ken Whittingham

    Writer: N/A

  • About a Trunk
    7.6/10 64 votes

    #25 - About a Trunk

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2015-07-20

    Will is convinced that Chris is cheating on Fiona so he follows Chris to a hotel, where Chris reveals he has accepted a job offer out of the country, while Fiona prepares to tell Chris she loves him. Meanwhile, Marcus is trying to raise enough money to take Shea on a date to the movies so Marcus sells his silence to Andy for $100.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: N/A