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The Best Episodes of Coupling

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

Six friends in their thirties navigate dating, sexual adventures, and mishaps on their quest to find love.

Genre:Comedy
Network:BBC Two

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The best episode of "Coupling" is "Naked", rated 9.2/10 from 730 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Steven Moffat. "Naked" aired on 10/22/2001 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Inferno".

  • Naked
    9.2/10 730 votes

    #1 - Naked

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2001-10-22

    As Jeff's 30th birthday approaches, his new boss Julia Davis questions the girls about whether one should kiss a junior work colleague, while Jeff admits to the lads that he had a close encounter of the Nat (Nose Avoidance Tilt) kind in a stationery cupboard at work.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Inferno
    9.1/10 797 votes

    #2 - Inferno

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2000-06-02

    Steve is plunged into total panic when he suspects that Susan has found one of his porn videos. To fill the embarrassing silence, he tells her he loves her, but Susan is well-aware that he was merely panicking. Susan invites all the friends over for a dinner party. Jane brings her therapist, Jill, who everyone assumes is there as Jane's date. In front of everyone, Susan insists that Steve justify his passion for the offending porn film, Lesbian Spank Inferno.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The Man with Two Legs
    9.1/10 802 votes

    #3 - The Man with Two Legs

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2001-09-03

    Jeff finally gets to speak to Chrissy, the woman on the train whose leg he has been fancying for days, and tells her that he only has one leg, a lie which becomes ever harder to undo. Meanwhile, Sally is dating a "surgeon" called David, and Jeff wonders whether it would be easier.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The End of the Line
    9.1/10 675 votes

    #4 - The End of the Line

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2001-10-29

    Steve and Susan's relationship is drifting into a new phase. They are beginning to get on each other's nerves. A bizarre set of misunderstandings brings on a crisis.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The Girl with Two Breasts
    9.0/10 886 votes

    #5 - The Girl with Two Breasts

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2000-06-09

    Jeff and co. can't take their eyes of a beautiful stranger in their local bar. And the girl can't take her eyes off Jeff. Jeff goes over to talk to her, only to discover that she doesn't speak a word of English, which to Jeff of course is quite a relief. Her interpreter, Alice, tells Jeff she's Israeli, then whisks her away. The next day the girl is back and Jeff attempts to chat her up. With neither speaking a word of the other's language, it is an utter disaster.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
    8.9/10 543 votes

    #6 - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2002-11-04

    Sally is terrified that she might be pregnant, so she takes a pregnancy test and asks the other girls to do the same so that she knows what a negative result looks like. In her fluster she gets the tests muddled up. One of the girls is pregnant, but which one?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Unconditional Sex
    8.8/10 556 votes

    #7 - Unconditional Sex

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2002-10-07

    Jeff is still trying to decide whether he should cheat on his girlfriend Julia with Wilma, or not. While his friends try to help him, Jeff is no match in this debate for "devil woman" Wilma. She knows every argument that Susan (the expert in getting her own way) has ever used. Jeff paints himself into a terrifyingly extreme conversational corner, until he blurts out that the reason he can't have sex with Wilma is that his girlfriend is dead...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Sex, Death & Nudity
    8.7/10 719 votes

    #8 - Sex, Death & Nudity

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2000-05-26

    Jeff explains to the guys about 'The Giggle Loop': the danger that the more you try to suppress laughter in important silences, the harder you want to laugh. Jane's aunt has died, and she wants Steve to come to the funeral, pretending to be her boyfriend still. Susan invites herself, and so Patrick must come as her 'boyfriend', and all six end up going.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Remember This
    8.7/10 537 votes

    #9 - Remember This

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2002-10-14

    Sally is surprised to say the least when Patrick arrives at her flat at three in the morning to get rid of a spider for her. It turns out that he dreamt her distress call. What can this mean? Does Patrick subconsciously want to protect Sally? More shockingly, does Patrick have a subconscious? Encouraged by their friends, Sally and Patrick independently tell the story of how they first met...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The Girl With One Heart
    8.7/10 545 votes

    #10 - The Girl With One Heart

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2002-10-28

    Susan has invited everyone over for dinner, which as we know is just asking for trouble. Steve is particularly worried because Susan has recently redecorated the bathroom, and removed the lock, thus robbing him of his Fortress of Solitude. Sally's worry is that Patrick is bringing his new girlfriend: she's frightened that she will overcompensate her feelings of hostility towards her new rival by being embarrassingly nice. Patrick dimly perceives there might be a problem, so has told Jennifer that Sally is a lesbian...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The Cupboard of Patrick's Love
    8.6/10 627 votes

    #11 - The Cupboard of Patrick's Love

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2000-06-16

    Patrick has a cupboard of video tapes of his former girlfriends, not to mention Britt Ekland in The Wicker Man. Jeff is excited, but Steve is appalled, when he realizes that Susan must be amongst them. Susan is also horrified when she realizes this in the company of the other girls. Later on, she arrives at Patrick's, and is outraged at what she finds going on there.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Size Matters
    8.5/10 707 votes

    #12 - Size Matters

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2000-05-19

    Susan invites Steve for a date at home, and offers to cook. Jeff warns him about 'The Sock Gap', and Patrick alerts him to her collection of remote controls. Somehow everyone's conversation seems to revolve around Patrick's size, and Jeff is asked by several people to accompany him to the toilet to check.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Her Best Friend's Bottom
    8.5/10 584 votes

    #13 - Her Best Friend's Bottom

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2001-09-17

    When Steve pops into Susan's flat, he accidentally sees Sally's naked bottom. This incident leads to dilemmas and awkwardness all round, which are dealt with in the classic sequence outlined by Jeff: the prickles (an embarrassed silence), the blurts (talking too fast), followed by the "head laugh".

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Dressed
    8.5/10 577 votes

    #14 - Dressed

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2001-10-15

    Patrick has boasted to his business associate, Ivan, amongst other things that he has a wife, and when Ivan comes to the bar, Patrick presses Sally and then Susan into pretending to be his wife. Things turn awkward when Steve proposes to Susan while she is pretending to be faithfully married to Patrick. Meanwhile, Jane is invited on a dinner date by Bill, a man she chatted up in a pub, but makes an unfortunate choice of clothing for the evening.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Split
    8.5/10 563 votes

    #15 - Split

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2002-09-23

    Steve and Susan have had an argument about their future, and Susan storms out of Steve's flat in tears. While Steve tries repeatedly to ring Susan, his courage failing every time, the girls are locked in a debate over the merits of 1471, and what it means if the phone "chirps". Eventually the tension at both ends of the phone gets too much. The boys and the girls set out for "the Temple of Woman': in the girls' case, a beauty salon; in the boys' case, a lap dancing club.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • My Dinner in Hell
    8.4/10 579 votes

    #16 - My Dinner in Hell

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2001-09-10

    After watching an embarrassing program on TV with Susan, Steve bumps into his dream celebrity, Mariella Frostrup, in the bar, but it is not the dream encounter he might like, as she pours her drink down his trousers. Jane and Sally's attempt to make friends with her get him into more trouble as he then has to have dinner with Susan's liberal-minded parents, which turns into a nightmare as misunderstandings multiply.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Faithless
    8.4/10 514 votes

    #17 - Faithless

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2002-09-30

    Jane finds herself competing with the Supreme Being of the Universe and she feels it isn't fair on either of them. Jeff finds himself in the middle when he has to decide to cheat his girlfriend Julia with Wilma or not.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The Freckle, The Key And The Couple Who Weren't
    8.3/10 494 votes

    #18 - The Freckle, The Key And The Couple Who Weren't

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2002-10-21

    Steve is troubled by a blemish on his bottom, which Susan hasn't noticed. James remembers where he knows Susan from. Jeff and Julia try spicing up their love life, but he loses the key to the handcuffs. Then Julia's chunky ex-boyfriend calls round, and he has to pretend that they're not a couple.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Flushed
    8.2/10 791 votes

    #19 - Flushed

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2000-05-12

    Jeff reckons Steve is still in 'The Zone' with Jane: the time after the breakup when there can still be sex, but he wants to date Susan instead. When he has a meal in a restaurant with Jane, Susan walks in.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Jane and the Truth Snake
    8.2/10 564 votes

    #20 - Jane and the Truth Snake

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2001-10-01

    Jane gets the sack as a traffic reporter for a local radio station, and decides on a new career in children's entertainment. She starts rehearsing with a pink snake hand puppet, which turns out to have an unstoppable ability to tell the bald truth. Patrick is trying to dump his latest girlfriend Lynda, but when she says she's interested in a threesome, he desperately starts backtracking.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Gotcha
    8.2/10 541 votes

    #21 - Gotcha

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2001-10-08

    It's one year since Steve and Susan's first date, and he is dreading questions about their future. And then a wedding invitation drops through their front door. Patrick meets an ex who appears to fail to recognize him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • The Melty Man Cometh
    8.1/10 554 votes

    #22 - The Melty Man Cometh

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2001-09-24

    Following their disastrous encounter, Patrick seeks reassurance from Steve & Jeff, who explain to him the theory of the Melty Man, and Sally seeks reassurance from Jane & Susan, who try to comfort her with their own "failure" experiences.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Nine and a Half Minutes
    8.0/10 474 votes

    #23 - Nine and a Half Minutes

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-05-10

    One bar, three different points of view, the same nine and a half minutes. Susan and Steve are pregnant (mostly Susan), Patrick and Sally are discussing relationships (mostly Sally), and Jane has a blind date - but will his job be a problem? Meanwhile, in the skies above an Aegean island, terrible danger grows.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Night Lines
    7.9/10 459 votes

    #24 - Night Lines

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2004-05-17

    A phone call between Susan and Sally grows and grows as Steve, Patrick, Oliver and Jane gradually find their way onto the line. Will the phone call ever end?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Nine and a Half Months
    7.9/10 469 votes

    #25 - Nine and a Half Months

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2004-06-14

    Steve panics at Susan goes into labour, Patrick panics as Sally goes Hulk-style mad after finding out he's slept with Jane, who is oblivious to all the tension and is having a blissful afternoon with Oliver.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Moffat