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Season 1

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Original Pilot

    • February 6, 2014
    • Amazon

    An Amazon Original Pilot: Created by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara). An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. When the show went to series in September, 2014, some scenes were refilmed with Melora Hardin in the role of Tammy that was played here by Gillian Vigman.

  • S01E01 Pilot

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    An LA family with serious boundary issues has its past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

  • S01E02 The Letting Go

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    Maura embraces her new journey, but nothing about life as a woman is easy – making friends, finding a new community and, above all, coming out to her children. Sarah introduces her husband to her ex-girlfriend. Josh pays a visit to his ex-babysitter. Ali gets closer to her trainer.

  • S01E03 Rollin'

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    Maura moves out of the family house and into a lively new apartment complex, just as Sarah needs a new home after dismantling her perfect life. Josh has to reconsider his sudden vision of starting a family. Ali finds some new boundaries to cross.

  • S01E04 Moppa

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    Maura finally comes out to Ali and they join Sarah on a field trip to the mall, where they all get rude lessons in womanhood. Josh is forced to confront his past thanks to questions from Syd about his long-time relationship with Rita.

  • S01E05 Wedge

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    When Shelly's husband goes missing, Sarah, Josh and Ali set out to find him but instead find themselves lost in their past. Ali can no longer keep Maura's secret from Josh, which sends him into a tailspin. When Maura runs into a Pfefferman family friend she takes a stand for her new identity.

  • S01E06 The Wilderness

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    As they struggle to come to terms with Maura, Josh looks for answers from a rabbi, and Ali looks for answers in a Gender Studies class with Syd. Sarah is left to answer questions from her own kids, who meet Maura for the first time.

  • S01E07 Symbolic Exemplar

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    Josh goes on a date with Raquel. Ali explores her feminine side with a TA from Gender Studies class. The kids turn out for Maura's performance in a talent show, but her delight quickly turns to dejection.

  • S01E08 Best New Girl

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    In a flashback, Mort escapes with a friend to a cross-dressing retreat in the woods, and becomes captivated with a very accepting woman. Left alone after cancelling her Bat Mitzvah, 13-year-old Ali finds trouble with an older man at the beach.

  • S01E09 Looking Up

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    Maura finds solace with ex-wife, Shelly, and the two hatch a plot to help Ed realize his wishes. Sarah spends time with her ex-husband and begins to question their breakup. Raquel finally breaks through to Josh. When all members of the family are summoned to Shelly's, they are in for a few surprises.

  • S01E10 Why Do We Cover The Mirrors?

    • September 26, 2014
    • Amazon

    A funeral brings all the Pfeffermans together and reunites them with their past – Shelley and Maura with old friends, Sarah with her ex, and Josh with his teenage babysitter. Just when they thought there were no more secrets, the family busts out a few more.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Kina Hora

    • November 29, 2015
    • Amazon

    Sarah and Tammy are getting married, while Maura and Ali are visited by ghosts from the past and Josh and Rabbi Raquel can't hide their big news.

  • S02E02 Flicky-Flicky Thump-Thump

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Josh has a pool party for his new band, but he and his siblings are caught off-guard when Maura and Shelly arrive together; Ali reconnects with an old friend; Sarah finds her past catching up with her.

  • S02E03 New World Coming

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Josh and Raquel ask Colton to move in; Maura and Ali meet a feminist scholar—and Maura's former nemesis—at UCLA; Sarah launches a sexual fantasy life with a domineering figure from her past.

  • S02E04 Cherry Blossoms

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Josh's bonding with Colton comes at a price; Sarah feels more like an outsider than ever following a disastrous school gala; a visit to Grandma Rose leaves Ali and Syd with questions; Maura searches for autonomy.

  • S02E05 Mee-Maw

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Davina and Shea inspire Maura to re-imagine her past; Colton's adopted family visits, leaving Josh facing a touch decision; Ali finds herself more drawn to Leslie; Sarah tries visiting a life coach.

  • S02E06 Bulnerable

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Ali finds herself a little too close to Leslie when she seeks Leslie's advice on her UCLA application; Josh confronts Shelly about the past; Sarah uses a hard-won date night to explore some of her sexual fantasies.

  • S02E07 The Book of Life

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    On Yom Kippur, Sarah tries to make amends with Tammy; Maura tries to communicate with Davina; Josh tries to make peace with Raquel; Ali and Syd host a break-the-fast party.

  • S02E08 Oscillate

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Maura learns more about the trans experience; Josh heads down a reckless path; Ali and Sarah take Maura to the Idyllwild Wimmin's Music Festival.

  • S02E09 Man on the Land

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Maura makes a new friend and has a rude awakening at the music festival; Sarah experiences liberation from an unlikely source; Ali makes an unexpected journey to the past.

  • S02E10 Grey Green Brown & Copper

    • December 10, 2015
    • Amazon

    Maura reconciles with her lineage, both past and present; Ali talks to Leslie about her academic future; Josh looks to Buzz as a father figure; Sarah tries to tie up loose ends.

Season 3

  • SPECIAL 0x2 Transparent Recap Seasons 1-2

    • August 26, 2016
    • Amazon

    The Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning series, TRANSPARENT, returns for an anticipated third season.

  • S03E01 Elizah

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    While working at an LGBT suicide hotline, Maura receives a distressing call from a young trans woman, Elizah. Afraid that Elizah will hurt herself, Maura goes on an odyssey through South Central LA to find the troubled teen and lands herself in the hospital.

  • S03E02 When the Battle Is Over

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    After a health scare, Maura confronts death and her relationship to her body. Sarah hopes to join the MidCity Temple board. Shelly plans a onewoman show with Buzzy. Dissatisfied with their lives, Josh and Ali play married couple.

  • S03E03 To Sardines and Back

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    Relationships are tested as the Pfefferman family gather for Maura's birthday. Sarah confronts Buzzy on temple board politics and Maura makes a big announcement, experiencing pushback from both Vicki and Shelly. The night culminates in a game of Sardines, forcing tense situations into tight spaces.

  • S03E04 Just the Facts

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    Maura gets an exciting peek at the future with a visit to the plastic surgeon's office but fails to muster the same enthusiasm from Vicki on a fun night out. Josh visits an unusually upbeat Rita while Ali and Leslie struggle with intimacy. Sarah finds distraction from her personal troubles by spearheading an unorthodox approach to Judaism.

  • S03E05 Oh Holy Night

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    The Pfefferman family gathers at Hineni to support Sarah's alternative spiritual endeavor. After the news of a close friend's untimely passing, a distressed Josh leans on Raquel for support. Ali ends the night by witnessing the pitfalls of Leslie's prejudices.

  • S03E06 The Open Road

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    Josh hits the road with an unlikely copilot, stirring up some undeniable chemistry along the way. Back at home, Shelly becomes wary of Buzzy's outlandish spending while Ali sees God during a nitrous induced trip at the dentist's office.

  • S03E07 Life Sucks and Then You Die

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    Josh arrives in Overland Park and delivers difficult news to Colton. Sarah oversteps her boundaries with Raquel, putting the Hineni Seder in danger. A tough conversation with Bryna brings up some big issues between Maura and Vicki.

  • S03E08 If I Were a Bell

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    Boyle Heights, 1958. 12 year old Maura's femininity causes a clash between her mother Rose and her grandparents, Haim and Yetta. Across town, 12 year old Shelly quits the school play and stops eating but won't tell anyone why. Flash forward to 1966, where 21 year olds Mort and Shelly carry on a secret affair.

  • S03E09 Off the Grid

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    After reconnecting with Colton, Josh decides to move to Overland Park, until a concerned Ali travels to him, intending to bring him home. Feeling abandoned, Sarah has trouble controlling her rage. Shelly confronts Buzzy about his spending, leading to some unforeseen revelations. Newly single Maura has an exciting, surprising night out.

  • S03E10 Exciting and New

    • September 23, 2016
    • Amazon

    The Pfeffermans escape their problems on land by taking a cruise together. Though the clan spends most of the cruise apart - venturing on their own journeys of self discovery - they ultimately find themselves coming together at the Seder that almost wasn't.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Standing Order

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    An exciting offer draws Maura to Tel Aviv. Hoping for a fresh start, Shelly sells her condo and shacks up with Josh. Grappling with their family's weird intimacy issues, Sarah, Ali and Josh attend a sex and love addicts meeting together. Ali rents out the Pfefferman house and contends with weird AirBnBers.

  • S04E02 Groin Anomaly

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Ali is blindsided when Leslie goes public with the details of their relationship. Sarah is ignited by a new connection with her daughter's former teacher, Lila. Josh unexpectedly encounters an ex. Shelly takes up improv. Ali joins Maura on her trip to Israel and their journey gets off to a bumpy start.

  • S04E03 Pinkwashing Machine

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Sarah tests a new parenting style and is shocked to discover that it works. Josh reconnects with Dr. Steve as tensions rise at home with Shelly. Drawn in by an intriguing new friend, Ali travels to Palestine. Maura makes a life-changing discovery about her family history.

  • S04E04 Cool Guy

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Maura and Ali uncover new truths about their family. Shelly gets bold in her improv class. Sparks fly between Sarah, Lila and Len and they set off to hatch a plan. Josh is haunted by the past.

  • S04E05 Born Again

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Maura revisits the night that Ali was born. Davina recalls memories of her youth and comes to terms with her troubled relationship with Sal. Davina and Maura each make a deal with God.

  • S04E06 I Never Promised You a Promised Land

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    The family convenes for an unusual vacation and encounters a tribe of long-lost Pfeffermans. Ali pulls away from the rest of the family as her political convictions drive her to challenge the binary.

  • S04E07 Babar the Borrible

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Sarah and Len divert a family outing to visit Lila's mother, leading to a blowup between the siblings. Ali breaks off from the group to visit her friend Lyfe in Ramallah, while the other Pfeffermans engage in some questionably authentic tourism of desert life.

  • S04E08 Desert Eagle

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Maura yearns to forge a new relationship but finds the connection strained. Ali is drawn to rejoin her family. Out in the vast desert Josh tries his hand at shooting a gun, leaving Shelly rattled.

  • S04E09 They Is on the Way

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Davina's stay at the Pfeffermanhouse is rudely interrupted. The Pfeffermans float in the Dead Sea and Ali rushes to meet them but is waylaid at an Israeli checkpoint.

  • S04E10 House Call

    • September 22, 2017
    • Amazon

    Feeling compelled to learn more about herself in Israel, Ali stays back as the rest of the family returns to Los Angeles. Sarah, Len, and Lila reevaluate their complicated relationship. Josh confronts his sex and love issues head on. Maura and Davina reclaim the Pfefferman house from an unwanted guest.

Season 5

  • S05E01 The Transparent Musicale Finale

    • September 27, 2019
    • Amazon

    After the death of Maura, the Pfeffermans must deal with their grief – and the horror of learning that Shelly plans to stage a musical play based on the family.