Ballers - Episode Guide

Season 1

Pilot

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jun 21, 2015

Pilot

After the unexpected demise of a friend and former teammate, retired football superstar Spencer ramps up his efforts to build a post-football career in Miami, and feels pressure from Joe, his boss at a financial firm, to "monetize his friendships." Meanwhile, recently retired player Charles, copes with the realities of finding a new job. Talented wide receiver Ricky is forced to put his pride aside to find a new home. Vernon, a player on the rise, finds himself in a tight spot and reaches out to Spencer for help.

Raise Up

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jun 28, 2015

Raise Up

A cash-strapped Spencer struggles to close a deal when Vernon's best friend, Reggie, refuses to step aside, while Jason works hard to renegotiate for his client. On his first day of workouts, Ricky finds that not all his new teammates are friendly. At his new job, Charles finds it hard to keep his mind off the game. At a brunch to talk business, Spencer counsels Vernon to learn from his mistakes.

Move the Chains

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jul 5, 2015

Move the Chains

Hoping to attract new clients, Spencer and Joe hold a corporate event on a yacht. In their fight over Vernon, Spencer and Reggie's rivalry hits the boiling point. Bored by retirement, Charles lets loose for a night. Ricky learns his beef with his teammate, Alonzo, may be due to an unsavory connection.

Heads Will Roll

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jul 12, 2015

Heads Will Roll

Facing pressure from Tracy, Spencer pays a visit to a neurologist. Charles is pursued by a woman he met the night before, while Joe breaks the rules to bag a big client. Ricky, facing more trouble, finds himself a mantra. After Reggie tries to hijack Vernon's re-negotiation, Spencer takes a stand.

Machete Charge

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jul 19, 2015

Machete Charge

Ricky tries to find common ground with Alonzo. Charles' marriage is put to the test. Spencer and Joe step in to help Vernon with a crisis.

Everything is Everything

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Jul 26, 2015

Everything is Everything

Charles decides to be selfish for a change, while Joe negotiates with Maximo. When Ricky's off-field activities are exposed by the press, he's forced to open up in order to save his career. Spencer decides to face his fears after he's confronted by Tracy.

Ends

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Aug 2, 2015

Ends

Spencer decides to take the hit for Vernon, but finds himself in even deeper trouble. Julie and Bella commiserate over their men, while Ricky lashes out. Jason is unsettled by his mother's new boyfriend. Spencer and Charles say goodbye to Rodney, and reflect on their love of the game.

Gaslighting

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Aug 9, 2015

Gaslighting

Spencer is forced to face up to his past to try to save Vernon, while Joe makes a very permanent commitment to his future. Charles puts his football skills to work at the car dealership. Ricky shells out the big bucks to win back Bella.

Head-On

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Aug 16, 2015

Head-On

Spencer tries to make amends. Joe feels slighted when he's overlooked at work. Charles gets some life-changing news. Bella challenges Ricky to grow up. Vernon goes MIA after learning some truths about Reggie.

Flamingos

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Aug 23, 2015

Flamingos

Spencer faces a major decision when Joe tries to sell him on a new start. Ricky is confronted by his dad. Charles gets a second chance. Jason and Spencer look to talk sense into Vernon.

Season 2

Face of the Franchise

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jul 17, 2016

Face of the Franchise

Convinced to appear on a talk show, Spencer ends up facing off with an old adversary, which puts his company and reputation in jeopardy. A reformed Ricky gets bad news in advance of his 30th birthday party. Charles relishes his new status as a fan favorite, but may face changes on the field.

Enter the Temple

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jul 24, 2016

Enter the Temple

Spencer makes a play to poach a big client from Andre, his business rival, while struggling to find a quick fix for his physical ailments. Ricky considers where to head to next. Reggie fights for what he believes Vernon owes him. Feeling underpaid and undervalued, Tracy takes a stand with her boss. Charles gets insights from his coach.

Elidee

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jul 31, 2016

Elidee

Spencer advises a reluctant Vernon to stay quiet when the truth behind his injury threatens his career. Trying to stave off Andre's attacks on their business, Spencer and Joe butt heads over how best to advise a client. Charles worries whether he's up for a challenge. A hard-to-impress Ricky takes a trip to tour a potential new home.

World of Hurt

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Aug 7, 2016

World of Hurt

Spencer and Joe search for Andre's weakness, while Vernon anxiously awaits news. Jason faces an uphill battle as he woos a client. Ricky tries to understand his dad. Charles gets the real deal from Siefert.

Most Guys

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Aug 14, 2016

Most Guys

Spencer tries to mentor Travis while dodging unwelcome medical news and the ghosts of his financial past. Attempting to cheer up Vernon, Reggie and Joe buy a wild gift. Ricky encourages Charles to stand up for himself; later, he gets advice on a big career decision after running into a face from the past.

Saturdaze

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Aug 21, 2016

Saturdaze

Spencer attempts to broker peace between Travis and a critic. Struggling to adjust to his new role on the team, Charles is tasked with delivering bad news. Joe encounters Andre one-on-one. Still torn about his future, Ricky is thrown for a loop when Dennis decides to have more of a voice in his life.

Everybody Knows

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Aug 28, 2016

Everybody Knows

Spencer scrambles to stay ahead after Andre makes a surprise visit to the office. Joe discovers the skeletons in his partner's closet. Ricky tries to make amends with Dennis, as Charles plots to keep Ricky in Miami. Travis confides in Spencer during a talk-show appearance.

Laying in the Weeds

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Sep 11, 2016

Laying in the Weeds

Spencer's Draft Day party finds him trying to keep a lid on the firm's private affairs. Meanwhile, Charles and Ricky have a major disagreement; and Travis wonders how bright his future will be.

Million Bucks in a Bag

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Sep 18, 2016

Million Bucks in a Bag

Andre makes Spencer a surprising offer. Ricky considers where to build his legacy. Vernon pushes himself harder to get back on the field. Charles' busy schedule puts him at odds with Julie.

Game Day

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Sep 25, 2016

Game Day

Spencer makes a last-ditch effort to get back what he's lost. Ricky awaits a call that could define his future. Vernon takes a road trip. Siefert offers Charles a big opportunity, but it comes at a cost.

Season 3

Seeds of Expansion

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Jul 23, 2017

Seeds of Expansion

Looking to score high-profile clients to pay off his debts to Ricky and Vernon, Spencer hits a roadblock with Mr. Anderson, who wants to focus on the Las Vegas market by partnering with casino magnate Wayne Hastings, Jr.. Ricky ponders fatherhood; Vernon and Reggie eye an edgy endorsement; Larry makes Charles the face of bad news at a team press conference.

Bull Rush

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Jul 30, 2017

Bull Rush

In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent top running back Kisan, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.

In the Teeth

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Aug 6, 2017

In the Teeth

Spencer encounters resistance in LA and Oakland to his Vegas expansion initiative. Joe takes a detour with Reggie; Jason blasts Kisan for his lack of transparency; Charles bristles over Larry's failure to give him credit for a lineman he landed; Ricky jumps to conclusions.

Ride and Die

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Aug 13, 2017

Ride and Die

Desperate to score a key owner's blessing to bring pro football to Vegas, Spencer and Joe find themselves in a race against the clock involving a pair of equally critical meetings. Spurned by his new teammates, Ricky stages his own private workout, and finds roses aren't enough to appease an angry Amber. Vernon looks for a second chance; tensions between Charles and Larry escalate after a tryout for Kisan.

Make Believe

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Aug 20, 2017

Make Believe

Wayne Hastings reveals he doesn't plan to finance the Vegas deal, he just wants to be the face of it. Spencer and Joe scramble to put together a convincing sales pitch to attract new investors. Charles tries to reconcile Coach Berg and Siefert over a home-cooked deal, prepared by Julie, but neither man is looking to make up. Joe tests out an advanced new Virtual Reality technology and is excited by its potential. He recommends Vernon invest in it instead of risking his career on cannabinoids. Candace Brewer still isn't pleased with Spencer and his plans for Las Vegas. She pressures Spencer into reconsidering his stadium deal by placing additional scrutiny on his clients, starting with an unannounced drug test for Vernon.

I Hate New York

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Aug 27, 2017

I Hate New York

Spencer, Joe and Mr. Anderson head north in search of financing for a Las Vegas stadium; Larry tests the limits of Charles' loyalty and patience; Ricky gets a sobering diagnosis and presses Jason to close a deal.

Ricky Leaks

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Sep 3, 2017

Ricky Leaks

Spencer finds himself in damage-control mode after an incident involving Ricky and a brash high-schooler. Excited over a possible plum job, Charles bristles at Julie's lack of disclosure at work. Looking to reduce Vernon's suspension, Reggie impresses Candace at the league office. Spencer and Joe find themselves at odds with Anderson over ASM's future.

Alley-Oops

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Sep 10, 2017

Alley-Oops

Spencer gets unexpected info that leads him to reassess his priorities. Joe considers the best way to break bad news to the ASM staff. Marginalized once again by Larry, Charles decides to take matters into his own hands.

Crackback

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Sep 17, 2017

Crackback

Spencer learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.

Yay Area

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Sep 24, 2017

Yay Area

Spencer and Joe get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky maps out a new future. Jason gets Charles another crack at a coveted job. Reggie makes an impact at training camp.

Season 4

Rough Ride

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Aug 12, 2018

Rough Ride

Spencer weighs the pros and cons of an acquisition, and Ricky and Charles set down roots in LA.

Don't You Wanna Be Obama?

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Aug 19, 2018

Don't You Wanna Be Obama?

Spencer becomes immersed in a marketing controversy. Still smarting from their feud in Miami, Charles agrees to give Ricky a chance, against his better instincts.

This Is Not Our World

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Aug 26, 2018

This Is Not Our World

Spencer questions Lance's excesses; Vernon gets carried away.

Forgiving Is Living

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Sep 2, 2018

Forgiving Is Living

Spencer and Joe find themselves in a crisis at Sports X, and Ricky considers his motivations for ending his retirement.

Doink

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Sep 9, 2018

Doink

Spencer looks to elevate the SportsX TV brand, while Joe weighs a new offer. At Jayda's insistence, Spencer meets Quincy. Ricky tries to prove to Kisan he's still got the goods, while Charles is encouraged by Julie to bring more flair to his job.

No Small Talk

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Sep 16, 2018

No Small Talk

Spencer recruits Q to help him leverage a deal; with Reggie in tow, Joe talks business with a group of extreme skateboarders known collectively as Illegal Civilization; Charles hosts a pre-free-agent reception.

Episode 10

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Oct 14, 2018