"You're the Worst" isn't a typical romantic comedy. Narcissist Jimmy Shive-Overly thinks all relationships are doomed from the start, while stubborn cynic Gretchen Cutler is certain that amorous bonds aren't her thing. When the two meet at a wedding, though, there's a sea change: They go home together and find they're beginning to fall for each other. Jimmy and Gretchen navigate fear, heartbreak, ardor and other feelings, while their situation seems to establish that non traditionalists sometimes make great partners.
After Jimmy returns to Los Angeles, he attempts to make amends with Gretchen, leading to their first confrontation. Lindsay and Edgar enjoy their new friends‐with‐benefits arrangement while Edgar tries to show Jimmy that Gretchen wasn’t the only person he abandoned.
Jimmy learns that his literary novel is being marketed as erotica. While doing Vernon’s podcast, Gretchen realizes she’s been letting Jimmy off easy. When Edgar and Lindsay babysit Tallulah, Lindsay learns for the first time that she’s capable of love and Edgar tries a new technique to pick up women.
Gretchen has moved back into the house and plays mind games with Jimmy, sabotaging his first interview for the new book. Seeing an opportunity in Gretchen’s return to the house, Edgar and Lindsay plot to get Jimmy and Gretchen back together.
Edgar takes Jimmy on a “man date” in an effort to emotionally bond with him while Gretchen discovers some startling news about the new guy she’s seeing. Lindsay attempts to make friends at work.
Gretchen goes home for the birth of her brother’s baby, but instead ends up reconnecting with a friend from her past, who inadvertently reveals why Jimmy may have left her.
Jimmy goes out of town for a Romance/Erotica fiction convention while Gretchen throws a divorce party for Lindsay, leading to an unintended deepening of Gretchen’s relationship with Boone. Meanwhile, Edgar’s friend Max encourages him to overspend on party planning.
Lindsay's mom comes to town, shedding light on the origin of Lindsay's issues, while Jimmy attempts to get over Gretchen by hooking up with someone from his past. Meanwhile, Edgar struggles to reconcile his new writer life with his old veteran life.
Jimmy spends a day with a woman from his past and attempts to fit in with her friends while Gretchen attempts to impress Boone’s ex‐wife. Lindsay reconnects to a former father figure and Edgar, prompted by Max, buys a fancy car he can’t afford.
Gretchen spends the day with Boone and his daughter in an attempt to distract herself from having slept with Jimmy the previous night, while Jimmy tries to prove to himself he’s moved on. Lindsay attempts to save Olivia from getting too close to the unreliable Gretchen, and Edgar trails Max to figure out why they’re no longer writing partners.
Jimmy and Gretchen go for a long drive to force a conclusion on the confusing state of their relationship. Edgar finds closure with Max while Lindsay figures out a way to solve Becca, Vernon, and Paul’s problems all at once.
Jimmy and Gretchen find themselves falling for each other despite their better judgment.
Jimmy attempts to take Gretchen on a date.
Gretchen inadvertently asks Jimmy for a key to his house.
Gretchen makes Jimmy come over to her disaster of an apartment.
Jimmy begrudgingly joins Gretchen, Edgar, and Lindsay on a "Sunday Funday."
After Jimmy accidentally sleeps with an A-List celebrity, he and Gretchen embark on a sex arms race to even out their score.
Jimmy opens up emotionally, which completely freaks Gretchen out.
Jimmy meets Gretchen's parents.
An episode spanning the course of nearly three years, we see the events that lead up to Gretchen and Jimmy meeting.
Jimmy and Gretchen take their relationship to the next level.
Jimmy spends the day with an eccentric author on a day-long job interview. Gretchen deals with a work crisis. Edgar discovers the magic of improv comedy. And Lindsay gets served with divorce papers.
Jimmy questions his ability as a writer but finally zeroes in on his next project. Meanwhile, Gretchen and Lindsay discover all they do is talk about men and set out to change the status-quo. Edgar gets close to his improv teacher, Dorothy.
Jimmy discovers Gretchen's been sneaking out of the house at night and suspects she's having an affair. Lindsay's life spirals as she discovers she doesn't know how to live on her own. Edgar takes Dorothy out on a date.
The group tries to get rid of a mouse in Jimmy's house; Gretchen finally opens up to Jimmy.
Jimmy tries to stealthily help Gretchen with her depression by planning a Halloween-themed Sunday Funday.
Gretchen becomes fascinated by a slightly older, cool couple that appears to have it all. Jimmy employs a punishment-based system to ensure he meets his writing deadline.
Jimmy attends Becca and Vernon’s baby gender reveal party. Gretchen takes care of some unfinished business. Edgar and Dorothy’s relationship reaches a turning point. Lindsay confronts Paul.
Although they're now living together, Jimmy and Gretchen try to avoid domesticity by partying all the time -- a lifestyle that's harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Edgar is smitten with Lindsay, who attempts a desperate reconciliation with Paul.
Gretchen, realizing she doesn’t really have any adult belongings, takes the gang on a trip to the mall. Jimmy uses this opportunity to gain some writing inspiration. Meanwhile, a newly single Lindsay recruits a hesitant Edgar to help her pick up guys.
Gretchen makes an attempt to reconnect with her old group of friends by throwing herself a housewarming party. Jimmy does his best to affirm his belief that friends are for babies. Edgar continues his pursuit of Lindsay, and Lindsay meets her estranged husband’s new girlfriend.
Jimmy’s trashy family comes to visit from England, much to Jimmy’s dismay. In the throes of her depression, Gretchen struggles to help Jimmy entertain them. Lindsay fills in for Gretchen at work. Edgar bonds with Jimmy’s little sister.
Jimmy gets closer to his bartender friend, Nina. Gretchen accompanies Sam to do a radio interview. Edgar attempts to make inroads with Dorothy's comedy friends.
Jimmy and Gretchen adjust to life after saying I love you. Edgar and Dorothy have sexual problems. Lindsay and Paul start a new hobby.
Gretchen starts therapy; Jimmy's confidence wavers; Lindsay neglects a bedridden Paul.
Everyone comes together to break some big news to Jimmy.
Gretchen helps Jimmy process a tragedy. Lindsay decides she wants to be a good mom.
Edgar spends the day trying to find some relief for his PTSD.
Jimmy builds a tree house. Gretchen accompanies Lindsay during a potentially emotional event. Edgar’s professional life flourishes to Dorothy’s dismay.
The gang embark on a very special Sunday Funday.
Gretchen and Jimmy hold an unconventional funeral. Paul struggles to give Lindsay what she needs sexually. Edgar takes a stand against the VA.
Gretchen parents her friends with mixed results. Jimmy does Vernon’s podcast. Edgar embarks on an alternative therapy. Lindsay pushes Paul too far.
Vernon and Paul take a road trip.
At a wedding together for the first time since the day they met, Jimmy and Gretchen’s tensions come to a head. Edgar’s relationship is jeopardized by his newfound success. Lindsay is forced to come clean to Paul.
The three couples engage in day-long fights.