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The Best Episodes of Avenue 5

Every episode of Avenue 5 ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Avenue 5!

40 years in the future, space captain Ryan Clark and the crew of the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5 navigate disgruntled passengers and unexpected events after experiencing technical difficulties onboard.

Genres:ComedySci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Avenue 5" is "Is It a Good Dot?", rated 7.9/10 from 459 user votes. It was directed by David Schneider and written by N/A. "Is It a Good Dot?" aired on 10/24/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "This Is Physically Hurting Me".

  • Is It a Good Dot?
    7.9/10 459 votes

    #1 - Is It a Good Dot?

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-10-24

    When the ship crosses paths with a rogue space station, Ryan and the crew jump at the opportunity to socialize, while Billie angles for help with Avenue 5’s mounting eel problem. Then, after Rav discovers the true purpose of Storm Falcon’s mission, Ryan must steer his team through a difficult moral quandary.

    Director: David Schneider

    Writer: N/A

  • This Is Physically Hurting Me
    7.8/10 819 votes

    #2 - This Is Physically Hurting Me

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-03-08

    While Karen oversees an effort to jettison non-essential passenger items, Billie tries to teach an inattentive Ryan how to dock the ship. Matt learns of Judd’s plan to make the “ultimate sacrifice” by returning to Earth. Meanwhile, the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Let's Play with Matches
    7.6/10 390 votes

    #3 - Let's Play with Matches

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-11-07

    After a failed revolt, the passengers put the ship’s leadership to a vote, bringing forth a pack of unlikely candidates. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Office of the Other President proposes a plan that could spell doom for Avenue 5.

    Director: Annie Griffin

    Writer: N/A

  • I Love Judging People
    7.6/10 341 votes

    #4 - I Love Judging People

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-11-21

    The crew turns to a Judd-designed ranking algorithm to deal with their latest threat. As Ryan’s rating mysteriously tanks, Billie searches for her more worthy counterpart, and Judd attempts to make amends with an estranged Iris.

    Director: David Schneider

    Writer: N/A

  • That's Why They Call It a Missile
    7.6/10 342 votes

    #5 - That's Why They Call It a Missile

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-11-28

    With the ship divided, both sides find themselves in an all-out fight to survive. Then, Ryan takes part in a shotgun wedding, and Rav reaches a personal breakthrough.

    Director: Armando Iannucci

    Writer: N/A

  • Eight Arms But No Hands
    7.5/10 751 votes

    #6 - Eight Arms But No Hands

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-03-15

    A search party commences for Matt, who’s in hiding with a guilty conscience – and the airlock codes. Iris questions Karen about her rumored affair with Ryan. Rav seeks an apology from Judd for ruining her life, as chaos ensues when a seat on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available. Season finale.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main
    7.5/10 386 votes

    #7 - How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-10-31

    Now stuck with an unsavory stowaway, Ryan and Billie lock down the ship – with potentially dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Iris and Judd attempt to blackmail Lucas, Karen claws her way back to the top, and Frank fends off an attack.

    Director: Annie Griffin

    Writer: N/A

  • Intoxicating Clarity
    7.3/10 348 votes

    #8 - Intoxicating Clarity

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-11-14

    With a "new" leader at the helm, life on deck reaches a semi-status quo – until the discovery of a mysterious blip and dissident uprising threaten to upend the passenger’s tenuous peace. Later, life imitates art as the shocking conclusion of TV’s Avenue 5 puts those aboard the real ship in peril.

    Director: Ollie Parsons

    Writer: N/A

  • I'm a Hand Model
    7.2/10 994 votes

    #9 - I'm a Hand Model

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-02

    Judd outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

    Director: Natalie Bailey

    Writer: N/A

  • Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?
    7.2/10 895 votes

    #10 - Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-09

    With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers below deck.

    Director: Natalie Bailey

    Writer: N/A

  • Was It Your Ears?
    7.2/10 799 votes

    #11 - Was It Your Ears?

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-02-23

    Rav attempts to secure funds for a rescue mission, while on the ship the stress begins to show when what appears to be an oxygen leak is detected. Meanwhile Judd hits on a plan to beautify the ship's recently gained orbital ring.

    Director: Peter Fellows

    Writer: N/A

  • No One Wants an Argument About Reality
    7.2/10 515 votes

    #12 - No One Wants an Argument About Reality

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-10-10

    After five long months, the passengers of Avenue 5 eagerly await their impending return to Earth­­ while behind the scenes, Ryan and the crew struggle to find a way to reveal the much longer timeline of their journey home. Later, a disgraced Karen comes to blows with a newly famous Frank.

    Director: William Stefan Smith

    Writer: N/A

  • He's Only There To Stop His Skeleton From Falling Over
    7.1/10 853 votes

    #13 - He's Only There To Stop His Skeleton From Falling Over

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-02-16

    Billie seeks her moment in the limelight after stepping in to help Ryan during the ship's newest crisis. Iris vets comedian Jordan Hatwal's material for the Halfway Home Party, which Judd has decided should go on as planned. Doug tries to get in the way of Mia's newfound sexual freedom.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Are You a Spider, Matt?
    7.1/10 750 votes

    #14 - Are You a Spider, Matt?

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-03-01

    Judd enlists Ryan to help charm Harrison Aimes, an uber-wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd. Meanwhile, the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship and Rav deals with the fallout when the ship's moral quandary hits the media.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Daisy May Cooper

  • What an Unseasonal Delight
    7.1/10 434 votes

    #15 - What an Unseasonal Delight

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-10-17

    With the ship facing a fiery threat, Billie hatches a plan that could just save some of the passengers… and the eels. Meanwhile, Iris makes a risky bid on Earth, Ryan finds himself in the middle of a three-way couples’ quarrel, and Mia shares some shocking news with Doug.

    Director: William Stefan Smith

    Writer: N/A

  • And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off...
    6.9/10 1,156 votes

    #16 - And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off...

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-01-26

    Rav and her team meet with a NASA representative to plot a potential rescue mission. An engineer working in a hidden part of the ship has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship's future. Karen becomes a vocal advocate for passengers.

    Director: Natalie Bailey

    Writer: N/A

  • I Was Flying
    6.7/10 1,597 votes

    #17 - I Was Flying

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-01-19

    When a malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5, it's up to engineer Billie McEvoy to warn Capt. Ryan Clark, owner Herman Judd and his right-hand woman Iris Kimura that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect.

    Director: Armando Iannucci

    Writer: Armando Iannucci