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Season 1 of Mom, aired from Monday, September 23, 2013 to Monday, April 14, 2014. It premiered with it's Pilot, and finished with it's last episode entitled "Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession". The season consisted of a total of 22 episodes.

Cast and Characters

For a breakdown of all characters' appearances in this season, check here.

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

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Guest Cast

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Episodes

Image Episode Information
Mom 1x01 "Pilot"
After making a series of bad choices, Christy attempts to get her life together but finds it a challenge when her estranged mother, Bonnie, comes back into her life.
Title Meaning: The premiere of the first episode of show.
Mom 1x02 "A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
  • Director: Gary Halvorson
  • Airdate: September 30, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 02
Christy and Bonnie put their differences aside and work together to deal with a family crisis.
Title Meaning: Violets' pregnancy test and Bonnie's comment on her doctors small hands.
Mom 1x03 "A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork"
  • Writers: Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker, Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky
  • Director: Gary Halvorson
  • Airdate: October 7, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 03 / 03
Christy goes on her first date since she quit drinking, while Bonnie teaches Roscoe how to gamble.
Title Meaning: Christy's meltdown and the fork Gabriel accidentally sits on.
Mom 1x04 "Loathing and Tube Socks"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker & Eddie Gorodetsky
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: October 14, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 04 / 04
Everyone tests Christy's patience while Bonnie encounters an old rival.
Title Meaning: Christy's mood the entire day and an item mentioned at the 99 cent store.
Mom 1x05 "Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts and a Prada Handbag"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
  • Directors: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: October 21, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 05 / 05
Christy befriends a woman named Regina, who has a lot of problems while Bonnie tries to put someone else's needs before her own.
Title Meaning: The amount of t-shirts Christy sold at a concert and Regina's valuable handbag.
Mom 1x06 "Abstinence and Pudding"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker & Eddie Gorodetsky
  • Directors: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: October 28, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 06 / 06
Christy tries to take things slow in her relationship with Adam, while Bonnie and Marjorie disagree on the meaning of "taking it slow.".
Title Meaning: Christy abstains from sexual intercourse and her subsequent unconscious stress-eating.
Mom 1x07 "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: November 4, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 07 / 07
Christy faces off against Luke's conservative parents who do not approve of Violet's pregnancy, while Bonnie deals with menopause.
Title Meaning: Bonnie tries to stay young and heart-warming and the breakfast she cooks.
Mom 1x08 "Big Sur and Strawberry Lube"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker, Alissa Neubauer & Christine Zander
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: November 11, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 08 / 08
Christy is nervous about a forthcoming romantic weekend getaway with Adam, while Claudia suspects Gabriel of cheating on her.
Title Meaning: Christy is invited on a date to a wedding at Big Sur and Bonnie gives her lube.
Mom 1x09 "Zombies and Cobb Salad"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
  • Director: Betsy Thomas
  • Airdate: November 18, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 09 / 09
Christy and her fellow AA members try to help when Bonnie loses her job and apartment and hits rock bottom.
Title Meaning: Bonnie, after a wild night out and the food she orders.
Mom 1x10 "Belgian Waffles and Bathroom Privileges"
  • Writers: Nick Bakay, Christine Zander, Alissa Neubauer, Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: November 25, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 10 / 10
Christy has trouble accepting how much easier life is with Bonnie in the house. Meanwhile, Baxter sets up camp in the driveway.
Title Meaning: Baxter makes waffles in his van, a deal with Christy he makes to park in her driveway.
Mom 1x11 "Cotton Candy and Blended Fish"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker, Alissa Neubauer, Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: December 2, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 11 / 11
Christy and Bonnie go above and beyond to help Marjorie who has cancer. Meanwhile, Violet is frustrated by the realities of pregnancy.
Title Meaning: Bonnie's sexual snide comment about Marjorie's cat and the cats food.
Mom 1x12 "Corned Beef and Handcuffs"
  • Writers: Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker, Christine Zander, Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: Jon Cryer
  • December 16, 2013
  • Episode / Series Number: 12 / 12
Christy gets stuck in the middle when Bonnie and Chef Rudy start dating.
Title Meaning: Chef Rudy's comment on Christy's cooking and the sexual fetish he tells Bonnie about.
Mom 1x13 "Hot Soup and Shingles"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Hayley Mortison, Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay
  • Director: Anthony Rich
  • Airdate: January 13, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 13 / 13
Christy had an accident and injured her ankle, yet she denies any help from Bonnie. Meanwhile, Luke bonds with Baxter about being a father.
Title Meaning: Christy accidentally burns herself with hot soup, Baxter tries to re-shingle his roof.
Mom 1x14 "Leather Cribs and Medieval Rack"
  • Writers: Eddie Gorodetsky, Alissa Neubauer, Sheldon Bull, Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
  • Director: Ted Wass
  • Airdate: January 20, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 14 / 14
After Christy discovers Bonnie has been hiding $4,000 she feels guilty and also admits that she knows Christy's father.
Title Meaning: Bonnie remembrance about having Christy and Bonnie's complaint about Christy's couch.
Mom 1x15 "Fireballs and Bullet Holes"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alissa Neubauer & Marco Pennette
  • Director: Ted Wass
  • Airdate: January 27, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 15 / 15
Christy attempts to bond with her newly-discovered father, Alvin (Kevin Pollak), with a little help from a highly-irritated Bonnie.
Title Meaning: Christy and Alvin's love of Fireball Candy and the clear holes in her new car.
Mom 1x16 "Nietzsche and a Beer Run"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
  • Director: Ted Wass
  • Airdate: February 3, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 16 / 16
An attractive fireman, David (Nick Zano) sweeps Christy off her feet, but his illicit behavior threatens her sobriety.
Title Meaning: David's degree and his excuse for drunk driving in the night to Christy's house.
Mom 1x17 "Jail, Jail and Japanese Porn"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay, Alissa Neubauer & Marco Pennette
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: February 24, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 17 / 17
Bonnie has to fill in for her daughter when Christy puts her new boyfriend David first.
Title Meaning: Regina's prison sentence and Bonnie on Violet's lamaze class.
Mom 1x18 "Sonograms and Tube Tops"
  • Writers: Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker, Sheldon Bull, Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Marco Pennette
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: March 3, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 18 / 18
Christy plans a baby shower for Violet, who's nervous about becoming a mom. Bonnie scores a new life-coaching client.
Title Meaning: Violet's sonogram and her noticeable non-fitting top.
Mom 1x19 "Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: March 17, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 19 / 19
Regina is sentenced to four years in a women's jail. Meanwhile, Alvin tries to act like a grandpa and talks to Roscoe and Violet about the bad decisions he's made.
Title Meaning: Marjorie talk about the toilet wine in jail and Alvin tells his Grandchildren about the history of Sandwiches.
Mom 1x20 "Clumsy Monkeys and a Tilted Uterus"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker, Alissa Neubauer & Marco Pennette
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: March 24, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 20 / 20
Christy and Bonnie meet a lawyer to help with the adoption. Violet decides on the adoptive parents of her child.
Title Meaning: Mr. Taylor's video game and the reason the Taylors' can't have a baby.
1x21 "Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries"
  • Writers: Nick Bakay, Marco Pennette, Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: March 31, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 21 / 21
Violet needs to be talked into going to prom in her full-term pregnancy state.
Title Meaning: Violets comment on the Prom Theme and what caused Alvin's heart attack.
Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession "Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession"
  • Writers: Gemma Baker, Marco Pennette, Chuck Lorre & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: Jeff Greenstein
  • Airdate: April 14, 2014
  • Episode / Series Number: 22 / 22
While Bonnie denies she's still in love with Alvin, Violet goes into labor.
Title Meaning: Luke's baby name and Alvin's confession to Bonnie.

Notes

  • The series received average ratings of 8.34 million viewers, placing it as the number 42 most watched show of the television season.
  • The episodes are usually titled with two odd topics that are mentioned in that episode. The two odd topics are strung together with the words "and a" or "and the".
  • This Season of Mom consisted of 22 episodes and aired Mondays in the United States at 9.30 p.m.
  • Allison Janney won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance as Bonnie Plunkett.
  • the series was also nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite New Comedy.
  • Mom was renewed for a second season to premiere in the 2014–15 television season.

Character Appearances

Viewing Rates

# Title Viewers
01 Pilot 7.99 million
02 A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon 7.00 million
03 A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork 6.86 million
04 Loathing and Tube Socks 7.44 million
05 Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts and a Prada Handbag 7.28 million
06 Abstinence and Pudding 6.64 million
07 Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast 7.38 million
08 Big Sur and Strawberry Lube 6.96 million
09 Zombies and Cobb Salad 6.82 million
10 Belgian Waffles and Bathroom Privileges 7.36 million
11 Cotton Candy and Blended Fish 7.68 million
12 Corned Beef and Handcuffs 7.44 million
13 Hot Soup and Shingles 8.50 million
14 Leather Cribs and Medieval Rack 8.27 million
15 Fireballs and Bullet Holes 9.58 million
16 Nietzsche and a Beer Run 9.11 million
17 Jail, Jail and Japanese Porn 7.25 million
18 Sonograms and Tube Tops 8.42 million
19 Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich 7.05 million
20 Clumsy Monkeys and a Tilted Uterus 7.35 million
21 Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries 7.27 million
22 Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession 6.86 million

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