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The Best Episodes of Sweet Magnolias

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

Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity.

Genre:Drama
Network:Netflix

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Sweet Magnolias" is "Save My Place", rated 8.3/10 from 163 user votes. It was directed by Mary Lou Belli and written by Sheryl J. Anderson, Sara Jumel. "Save My Place" aired on 7/20/2023 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Storms and Rainbows".

  • Save My Place
    8.3/10 163 votes

    #1 - Save My Place

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-07-20

    Erik makes a decision about his future. Miss Paula announces her new plan. The town turns out to celebrate a happy couple, but an unwanted guest appears.

    Director: Mary Lou Belli

    Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson, Sara Jumel

  • Storms and Rainbows
    8.2/10 353 votes

    #2 - Storms and Rainbows

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-05-19

    As prom night approaches, Maddie comes to a decision about Cal, Dana Sue scrambles to secure her future, and Helen calls an emergency margarita session.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson

  • What Fools These Mortals Be
    8.0/10 286 votes

    #3 - What Fools These Mortals Be

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-05-19

    As Bill makes a series of bad decisions that impact those closest to him, Noreen attends Kyle's play and Maddie takes a big step forward with Cal.

    Director: Laura Nisbet Peters

    Writer: Francesca Butler

  • Dance First, Think Later
    7.9/10 302 votes

    #4 - Dance First, Think Later

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-05-19

    Mother Nature, a clumsy contractor and Maddie's longtime rival conspire to throw the spa's big opening into chaos. Tyler helps Annie out of a jam.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Caron Tschampion

  • Where You Find Me
    7.9/10 288 votes

    #5 - Where You Find Me

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-05-19

    On the morning of the mock trial, Kyle's behavior worries everyone. Meanwhile, Dana Sue sparks a connection with a handsome farmer.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Caron Tschampion

  • Beat Me At My Own Game
    7.9/10 135 votes

    #6 - Beat Me At My Own Game

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-07-20

    Ronnie gives Kathy what she wants, but it comes at a steep price. Erik meets Jeremy and comes to a realization. The kids rally to restore a playground.

    Director: Joy T. Lane

    Writer: Shani Am. Moore

  • A Game Of Telephone
    7.9/10 136 votes

    #7 - A Game Of Telephone

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-07-20

    An ex brings tensions and more to the table during a dinner with Maddie and Cal. Kyle deals with a secret admirer. Dana Sue has a change of party plans.

    Director: Mary Lou Belli

    Writer: Barret Helms

  • Dear Heart
    7.8/10 199 votes

    #8 - Dear Heart

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-02-04

    Friends gather to plan a celebration of life. Meanwhile, counseling is off to a rocky start for Ronnie and Dana Sue, and Isaac meets his birth father.

    Director: Mary Lou Belli

    Writer: Shani Am. Moore

  • All Best Intentions
    7.7/10 297 votes

    #9 - All Best Intentions

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-05-19

    Maddie worries about prying eyes when she's with Cal, a humiliated Annie feels betrayed by Tyler, and Bill surprises the kids with a special request.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Shelley Meals

  • Hold My Hand
    7.7/10 288 votes

    #10 - Hold My Hand

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-05-19

    Maddie's coziness with Cal causes complications, Helen fights for a mock trial student, Noreen receives a welcome visitor, and Erik bonds with Isaac.

    Director: Laura Nisbet Peters

    Writer: Anthony Epling

  • Find It in Your Heart
    7.7/10 197 votes

    #11 - Find It in Your Heart

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-02-04

    When the mayor won’t see them, the Magnolias take their plans to the next level. At karaoke, Helen and Erik give the town something to talk about.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Anthony Epling

  • The Rules of the Game
    7.7/10 187 votes

    #12 - The Rules of the Game

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-02-04

    As the recall petition quickly picks up steam, Maddie and Cal attend a black-tie charity fundraiser and Ronnie presses Dana Sue to make up her mind.

    Director: Yangzom Brauen

    Writer: Caron Tschampion

  • The Searchers
    7.7/10 149 votes

    #13 - The Searchers

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-07-20

    The competition heats up and the friendly trash talk flies as Serenity gathers for the Forager Festival. A vengeful Kathy cooks up a couple of schemes.

    Director: Lauren Petzke

    Writer: Anthony Epling

  • Be Bold
    7.7/10 132 votes

    #14 - Be Bold

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-07-20

    Peggy digs into the mayor's activities after his announcement. Dana Sue learns the reason behind Miss Frances' gift. Helen gives CeCe another option.

    Director: Lauren Petzke

    Writer: Barret Helms

  • And a Star to Steer Her By
    7.7/10 139 votes

    #15 - And a Star to Steer Her By

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-07-20

    Friends rally around Harlan after a crisis. Maddie and Dana Sue hire an esthetician. While at odds with the Magnolias, Helen receives heartbreaking news.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Anthony Epling, Caron Tschampion

  • Somebody I'm Longing To See
    7.7/10 141 votes

    #16 - Somebody I'm Longing To See

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-07-20

    A devastated Helen finds comfort in her family away from Serenity. Bill hopes to be more involved in Rebecca's life. Dana Sue walks into a total mess.

    Director: Joy T. Lane

    Writer: Anthony Epling

  • Lay It All Down
    7.6/10 308 votes

    #17 - Lay It All Down

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-05-19

    The town's tongues start wagging over Maddie's new friend, Dana Sue suffers a health scare, and Helen takes a legal threat personally.

    Director: Kelli Williams

    Writer: Francesca Butler

  • Fragile Things
    7.6/10 186 votes

    #18 - Fragile Things

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-02-04

    New beginnings abound as Serenity welcomes Noreen’s baby, Isaac's birth mother tells him her whole story, and Erik reveals his painful past to Helen.

    Director: Yangzom Brauen

    Writer: Valerie C. Woods

  • If Thou Wilt, Remember
    7.6/10 233 votes

    #19 - If Thou Wilt, Remember

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-02-04

    More than margaritas are shaken up as Cal's past resurfaces, an unsavory acquaintance returns to Serenity, and Helen faces a life-changing decision.

    Director: Mary Lou Belli

    Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson

  • Meaning To Tell You
    7.6/10 157 votes

    #20 - Meaning To Tell You

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-07-20

    After the incident at the restaurant, an unlikely ally offers to help Cal. Helen shares her painful secret and Maddie grills Ty about a rumor.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson

  • On This Foundation
    7.6/10 136 votes

    #21 - On This Foundation

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-07-20

    Mary Vaughn drops a bombshell on Bill and Kyle. Annie has the shindig of her dreams - until a party crasher arrives. Erik meets a Serenity newcomer.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Shani Am. Moore

  • A United Front
    7.5/10 340 votes

    #22 - A United Front

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-05-19

    Maddie confers with Coach Cal about Tyler's struggles on and off the baseball field, and Helen works to put a devastated family back together.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Shelley Meals

  • Give Drink to the Thirsty
    7.5/10 319 votes

    #23 - Give Drink to the Thirsty

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-05-19

    While delays plague the trio's renovation plans, Maddie strikes a deal with Bill, Dana Sue stresses out over work and home, and Kyle opens up to Noreen.

    Director: Kelli Williams

    Writer: Anthony Epling

  • Meet Me Where I Am
    7.5/10 142 votes

    #24 - Meet Me Where I Am

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-07-20

    Erik opens up to Isaac while Helen ponders her future. Over margaritas, Maddie reveals the deal she made with Cal. Dana Sue and Ronnie plan a party.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Caron Tschampion

  • Casseroles and Casualties
    7.4/10 248 votes

    #25 - Casseroles and Casualties

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-02-04

    In the waiting room, the families gather for news from the doctors, and Ty’s plans for the season change. Over margaritas, Helen shares an announcement.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson