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The Best Episodes of Eastbound & Down

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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Eastbound & Down" is "Chapter 29", rated 9/10 from 722 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Chapter 29" aired on 11/17/2013 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Chapter 23".

  • Chapter 29
    9.0/10 722 votes

    #1 - Chapter 29

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-11-17

    Kenny returns a favor; Stevie offers revisions to Kenny's life story; April considers making a big decision.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 23
    8.8/10 575 votes

    #2 - Chapter 23

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-10-06

    Kenny visits Guy Young to discuss a career change, and tries to convince Stevie to rejoin the Powers team.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 5
    8.5/10 756 votes

    #3 - Chapter 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-03-15

    Kenny decides to give up on his dream of returning to professional baseball. Meanwhile, arrogant car dealer Ashley comes back into the picture.

    Director: Adam McKay

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 21
    8.4/10 504 votes

    #4 - Chapter 21

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-04-15

    As Kenny adjusts to the new realities of his life, a twist of fate alters his future with the Mermen.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 12
    8.3/10 560 votes

    #5 - Chapter 12

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-10-31

    Kenny settles his debt with Sebastian; later, he settles a score with Aaron and Hector, and bids adios to Vida. Kenny passes a final test with the Charros team.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 27
    8.3/10 445 votes

    #6 - Chapter 27

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-11-03

    Kenny is rattled when Guy introduces a wildcard to the show; Stevie enlists Maria's help to promote Kenny's side business; April is frustrated with "Famous Kenny".

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 6
    8.2/10 704 votes

    #7 - Chapter 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-03-22

    Kenny gets an offer from a professional team and is forced to say goodbye to his family and teaching job.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 20
    8.2/10 467 votes

    #8 - Chapter 20

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-04-08

    Kenny hopes to get back on his coach's good side and return to his spot on the pitching staff, but his bumpy ride on the road to redemption continues. Meanwhile, Stevie tries to make things right with Maria.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 13
    8.1/10 531 votes

    #9 - Chapter 13

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-11-07

    Kenny confronts his future.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 14
    8.1/10 561 votes

    #10 - Chapter 14

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-02-19

    In the third-season premiere, Kenny finds himself in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as the closer for a minor-league baseball team, but he also has a reunion with April for his son's first birthday in his North Carolina hometown.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 24
    8.1/10 483 votes

    #11 - Chapter 24

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-13

    Kenny takes his family and friends on a trip to the local water park.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 4
    8.0/10 733 votes

    #12 - Chapter 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-03-08

    Kenny attends a BBQ at April and Terrence's house where his romantic feelings for April intensify. Later, Stevie puts together a DVD of Kenny's greatest moments in the hopes that the major leagues will notice.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 8
    8.0/10 563 votes

    #13 - Chapter 8

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-10-03

    Charros owner Sebastian Cisneros agrees to pull out all the stops in promoting Kenny Powers’ return to organized baseball, but Kenny loses motivation after learning a secret about April from an old friend.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 16
    8.0/10 472 votes

    #14 - Chapter 16

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-03-04

    Pro scout Roy McDaniel asks Kenny to take a promising Russian pitching prospect under his wing; Stevie takes stock of Shane's status while negotiating his return to Kenny's entourage.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 22
    8.0/10 515 votes

    #15 - Chapter 22

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-09-29

    In the Season 4 premiere, Kenny Powers is now a family man—with his wife, April, two little kids and a home in the suburbs—but a night out with a former teammate and current TV star has him yearning to get back in the limelight.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 26
    8.0/10 433 votes

    #16 - Chapter 26

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-10-27

    April gets Kenny to agree to undergo couples therapy; Kenny and Stevie plan a new business venture.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 28
    8.0/10 437 votes

    #17 - Chapter 28

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-11-10

    Kenny's personal life takes a toll on his work; Stevie keeps up appearances in the face of adversity; Kenny learns a valuable Christmas lesson.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 17
    7.9/10 465 votes

    #18 - Chapter 17

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-03-11

    Kenny thinks his son, Toby, is cursed, and might be to blame for a recent run of bad luck; and later tries to bond with Shane's puritanical family. Meanwhile, Stevie is racked with guilt.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 1
    7.8/10 1,041 votes

    #19 - Chapter 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-02-15

    Series premiere. Burned out and broke, former big-league pitcher Kenny Powers returns home to North Carolina to teach PE at the local middle school he once attended. Wreaking havoc at school, around town and at the home of his brother Dustin, Kenny settles into his role as the town's loose-cannon agitator, setting his sights on winning back his high-school flame April, now a teacher engaged to the school principal, Terrence Cutler.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Ben Best, Jody Hill, Danny McBride

  • Chapter 7
    7.8/10 625 votes

    #20 - Chapter 7

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-09-26

    Kenny Powers heads to Mexico to lick his wounds and start a new, more anonymous life. Befriended by a neighboring Mexican family and a sultry bar singer named Vida, Kenny emerges from "the darkest hole I've ever been in" by planning a comeback.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 9
    7.8/10 549 votes

    #21 - Chapter 9

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-10-10

    Puzzled by the Mexican fans’ lukewarm reception, Kenny starts a grassroots PR campaign to burnish his image. But it takes a vintage Powers flare-up to bring the fans to their feet. Kenny makes inroads with Vida by inviting her to Sebastian’s yacht party.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 15
    7.8/10 550 votes

    #22 - Chapter 15

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-02-26

    Kenny tracks down Stevie, who's working at Ashley Schaeffer's car dealership, when he heads north with the baby to find April.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 25
    7.8/10 448 votes

    #23 - Chapter 25

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-10-20

    Kenny follows through on a threat; Stevie finds Kenny a charity to promote during Guy's goodwill dragon boat race; Toby tries to find the courage to feed his new pet.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 2
    7.6/10 809 votes

    #24 - Chapter 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-02-22

    Kenny tries to make extra money by pitching himself as spokesman for a luxury car dealership; Kenny and his driver make an appearance at the middle school dance.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter 3
    7.6/10 729 votes

    #25 - Chapter 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-03-01

    Stevie gets a scoop on Kenny's possible competition when he hears of a promising young high school pitcher. Cassie wants to sell off all of Kenny's baseball memorabilia on the computer. Meanwhile, Kenny makes a commitment to a new exercise regimen.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: N/A