Show cover for Trying

The Best Episodes of Trying

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

All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can't have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they're ready to be parents?

Genre:Comedy
Network:Apple TV+

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Trying" is "The End of the Beginning", rated 9/10 from 281 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The End of the Beginning" aired on 9/2/2022 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "I'm Scared".

  • The End of the Beginning
    9.0/10 281 votes

    #1 - The End of the Beginning

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-09-02

    As Nikki and Jason prepare to find out if they can keep the kids forever, they make an impulsive decision that requires their family’s help.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I'm Scared
    8.8/10 289 votes

    #2 - I'm Scared

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-07-02

    Nikki and Jason must make a huge decision in a small amount of time.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Home
    8.6/10 274 votes

    #3 - Home

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-07-22

    Jason and Nikki wake up as the new parents of two kids they’ve barely met. But will they be able to keep both?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • We Know the Way Out
    8.4/10 317 votes

    #4 - We Know the Way Out

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-05-01

    Despite the added irritation of a new roommate, it's time for Nikki and Jason to face the adoption panel.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • The Sun on Your Back
    8.0/10 256 votes

    #5 - The Sun on Your Back

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-05-21

    Penny sends Nikki and Jason to a fancy-dress party that could change their lives. Nikki helps her sister, Karen, choose a wedding dress.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Maddest Sweetest Thing
    8.0/10 222 votes

    #6 - Maddest Sweetest Thing

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-06-11

    Nikki and Jason search for a bigger, child-friendly flat. Nikki fights for a promotion at work. Karen is tempted to cheat.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Circle
    8.0/10 208 votes

    #7 - The Circle

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-07-22

    Jason worries that Tyler will be bullied at school. Nikki has to fire someone at work. Bad news from the landlord forces Jason to take a big gamble.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Little Steps
    8.0/10 189 votes

    #8 - Little Steps

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-08-05

    Planning Tyler’s birthday party proves trickier than Nikki and Jason expected—especially when Karen shares some difficult news.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pick a Side
    8.0/10 167 votes

    #9 - Pick a Side

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-08-12

    Jason makes a huge sacrifice for Tyler. Nikki attempts some tough love with Princess. Freddy tries a different sort of group therapy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Good Old Family Map
    7.9/10 285 votes

    #10 - Good Old Family Map

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-05-01

    Nikki grows paranoid about Jason after reading a suspicious text on his phone. A family gathering takes a turn for the worse.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Lift Me Up
    7.9/10 221 votes

    #11 - Lift Me Up

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-06-25

    Planning Scott's stag night is a headache for Jason. Karen shares a secret with Nikki. Erica and Freddy's relationship begins to blur.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Feelings Are the Worst
    7.9/10 168 votes

    #12 - Feelings Are the Worst

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-08-19

    Jason and Nikki’s future with the kids appears to be in jeopardy after a mistake. Tyler says goodbye to a friend. Scott lands a book deal.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Nice Boy
    7.8/10 258 votes

    #13 - A Nice Boy

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-05-21

    Nikki and Jason have been approved to adopt, but they're finding the matching process a challenge. Social worker Penny has a plan.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Helicopters
    7.8/10 226 votes

    #14 - Helicopters

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-06-04

    Nikki and Jason make a hopeful visit on their adoption journey. Nikki sets Erica up with Jason's friend. Karen is drawn to Deven, a single dad.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Capture the Flag
    7.8/10 198 votes

    #15 - Capture the Flag

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-07-29

    On a camping weekend, Nikki and Jason try to bond with the kids. At home, Karen faces an existential crisis and Freddy realizes he’s lonely.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What a Banker
    7.8/10 159 votes

    #16 - What a Banker

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-08-26

    Scott’s book launch doesn’t go according to plan. Jason struggles with his new job. Nikki finally masters tough love.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Big Heads
    7.7/10 229 votes

    #17 - Big Heads

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-05-28

    Jason's ex threatens to come between him and Nikki at a family funeral. Karen struggles to get Scott involved in their wedding planning.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • A Long Way Down
    7.7/10 209 votes

    #18 - A Long Way Down

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-06-18

    Jason plays detective after a problem is revealed at Ben and Denise's party. Freddy struggles in his relationship.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rainbow Castle People
    7.6/10 293 votes

    #19 - Rainbow Castle People

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-05-01

    After a wild night out with Erica and Freddy, Nikki and Jason are faced with potentially disastrous consequences the next morning.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • The Ex-Girlfriend
    7.5/10 328 votes

    #20 - The Ex-Girlfriend

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-05-01

    Jason gets in touch with an ex before social services interviews her. Nikki goes out with her sister, Karen, and her unpleasant boyfriend

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Tickets for a Queue
    7.5/10 298 votes

    #21 - Tickets for a Queue

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-05-01

    Nikki and Jason go to a picnic with other potential adopters—and get intimidated by the quality of their competition.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Someone Else's Kids
    7.5/10 281 votes

    #22 - Someone Else's Kids

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-05-01

    Deciding that they need more hands-on experience looking after kids, Nikki and Jason agree to babysit their friends' children for a day.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Show Me the Love
    7.5/10 272 votes

    #23 - Show Me the Love

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-05-01

    Jason starts getting cold feet about the whole process after a mandatory training session. Karen tells Nikki some bad news.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • Nikki and Jason
    7.3/10 389 votes

    #24 - Nikki and Jason

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-05-01

    When they learn that another round of IVF would be too expensive and unlikely to succeed, Nikki and Jason start exploring

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Andy Wolton

  • The Send-Off
    NaN/10 0 votes

    #25 - The Send-Off

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2024-05-22

    A loss brings the family together—and also threatens to tear it apart.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A