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The Best Episodes of Olive Kitteridge

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

A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Olive Kitteridge" is "Security", rated 8.7/10 from 820 user votes. It was directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by N/A. "Security" aired on 11/3/2014 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "A Different Road".

  • Security
    8.7/10 820 votes

    #1 - Security

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-11-03

    Olive visits Christopher and his second wife in New York, but abruptly returns to Maine, where she gets some bad news about Henry, and ultimately befriends a lonely widower she meets while out for a walk.

    Director: Lisa Cholodenko

    Writer: N/A

  • A Different Road
    8.5/10 825 votes

    #2 - A Different Road

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-11-03

    Christopher suggests counseling to Olive after she and Henry have a scary episode following dinner with friends. Later, Christopher confronts his mother about how she treated him as a child.

    Director: Lisa Cholodenko

    Writer: N/A

  • Incoming Tide
    8.4/10 905 votes

    #3 - Incoming Tide

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-11-02

    Kevin returns to Maine and Olive is able to convince him to stay over and attend Christopher's wedding-rehearsal dinner. Olive clashes with the bride's mother and scares the flower girl at the ceremony.

    Director: Lisa Cholodenko

    Writer: N/A

  • Pharmacy
    8.1/10 1,022 votes

    #4 - Pharmacy

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-11-02

    Math teacher Olive Kitteridge attempts to help Kevin, a smart but timid student whose mother is suffering from depression. Her son Christopher isn't happy though. Henry goes on a hunting trip that concludes with a tragedy.

    Director: Lisa Cholodenko

    Writer: N/A