Season 1, Episode 13
Season 1 finale: Ryan and Wilfred face an existential crisis after the former ignores the latter's advice.
Season 1, Episode 12
An attractive Italian woman (Gabriella Pession) is attracted to Ryan, but his responsibilities (waiting for Jenna's cable guy; unclogging Kristen's drain) keep intruding. Wilfred also intrudes, to say the least. Meanwhile, Jenna gets a promotion at work.
Season 1, Episode 11
Ryan begins to suspect that his friendship with Wilfred might not be in his best interests. Then he meets a guy (Dwight Yoakam) who confirms the suspicion.
Season 1, Episode 10
Wilfred is troubled by Ryan's tendency to keep to himself ("People are beginning to think you're weird," he tells him), so he sets out to make his human friend more sociable. Of course, Wilfred also has an ulterior motive.
Ryan's nutty mother (Mary Steenburgen) moves in with him after spending 20 years in a "wellness center" and bonds with Wilfred instantly, adding fuel to Ryan's already-considerable resentment of her.
Season 1, Episode 8
Ryan has a guilt complex over the death of his childhood dog, and Wilfred, upon learning of it, goes to otherworldly lengths to help Ryan discover the truth about how the pooch passed on. Meanwhile, Kristen throws a party for her boss (Nestor Carbonell).
Season 1, Episode 7
Ryan must swallow his pride when Wilfred pursues a new love interest., and Ryan meets a new romantic interest (Jane Kaczmarek) himself.
Against his better judgment, Ryan agrees to help Wilfred get rid of Jenna's alpha-male boyfriend.
Season 1, Episode 5
Ryan volunteers at a hospice, but it's Wilfred who turns out to have a talent that's much in demand there. This gives him the leverage to make demands of his own.
Ryan tries to reconcile with his sister (Dorian Brown), and Wilfred is in for a shock at doggy day care as a result.
Season 1, Episode 3
Ryan gets his wallet back (that's the good news) when his malevolent, porn-addicted neighbor Spencer (Ethan Suplee) shows up. The bad news: Spencer's looking for answers about who broke into his house. He's also looking for blood.
Season 1, Episode 2
It's like pulling teeth to get Wilfred to the dentist, but Ryan will do just about anything to get on Jenna's good side, so he deceives his new canine friend, who tells Ryan something quite disturbing about Jenna. Ryan also takes an insistent Wilfred to the beach, but it's no day at the beach for Ryan, who's fined for taking a dog to the beach.
Season 1, Episode 1
A drifting young man named Ryan (Elijah Wood) is asked to watch his neighbor's dog, Wilfred---who looks like a dog to everyone else but appears as a man (Jason Gann) in a dog suit to Ryan---in the opener of this live-action comedy, which is adapted from an Australian series and also starred Gann as wisecracking and pot-smoking Wilfred. Ryan could use a pick-me-up: He's supposed to begin a boring job and he just attempted suicide.