List of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episodes
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode first season on NBC for spring 2015, the show was sold to Netflix and given a two-season order.
The series follows 29-year-old Kimmy Schmidt (Kemper) as she adjusts to life in New York City after her rescue from a doomsday cult in Indiana where she and three other women had been held by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm) for 15 years. Determined to be seen as something other than a victim and armed only with a positive attitude, Kimmy decides to restart her life by moving to New York City, where she quickly befriends her street-wise landlady Lillian Kaushtupper (Carol Kane), finds a roommate in struggling actor Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), and gains a job as a nanny for the melancholy and out-of-touch socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). With their help, Kimmy struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar world and jump-start the adult life that had been taken away from her.
In June 2017, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which is set to be the final season. The first six episodes were released on May 30, 2018, with the remaining six episodes set to be released on January 25, 2019. As of May 30, 2018,[update] 45 episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have been released, concluding the first half of the fourth season.
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|7||January 25, 2019|
Season 1 (2015)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Kimmy Goes Outside!"||Tristram Shapeero||Tina Fey & Robert Carlock||March 6, 2015|
|Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) has been held captive in an underground bunker in Indiana for the past 15 years by a Reverend who told her and three other women that the Earth was destroyed in an apocalypse. After getting rescued, the women are dubbed 'The Mole Women'. The Women travel to New York City to be interviewed on television. Kimmy decides that she wants to stay in New York City and try out life there. On her first day, she looks for a roommate, which she finds in a broke prospective Broadway singer named Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), who tells her that she must get a job first. Kimmy gets a new job as a nanny for a rich upper-class Manhattanite, Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). Later, at a nightclub, Kimmy's backpack is stolen, containing the $13,000 in cash that she had from the 'Mole Fund'. The following morning, she shows up for her first day two hours late and is fired. After finding that she has nothing left and being told to return to Indiana by Titus, she remembers how she survived with the Reverend for fifteen years and decides to stay in New York City to fix what she can.|
|2||2||"Kimmy Gets a Job!"||Tristram Shapeero||Sam Means||March 6, 2015|
Kimmy attempts to get her job back from Mrs. Voorhees and, to prove her worth, is tasked with throwing a perfect birthday party for Mrs. Voorhees' son and grounding her step-daughter, Xanthippe (Dylan Gelula), who seems to run the house. Mrs. Voorhees is devastated after she finds that her husband isn't coming to her son's birthday party, believing that he is cheating on her and that their marriage is falling apart. Kimmy blackmails Xanthippe and is able to ground her for drinking alcohol. Mrs. Voorhees tries to fire Kimmy but after she finds that Kimmy has done everything she tasked her with she proclaims that Kimmy is her best friend and rehires her. Meanwhile, Titus works to get his security deposit back from his costume rental after Kimmy tells him to quit his job to pursue his dream, as she now has her job back and is able to pay the rent and take care of things around the apartment.
|3||3||"Kimmy Goes on a Date!"||Beth McCarthy-Miller||Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock||March 6, 2015|
|Kimmy believes that she needs someone to talk to, which prompts Jacqueline to set her up with a rich elderly man who has dementia - prompting jealousy from Charles (Andy Ridings). After being asked about her heritage, Jacqueline remembers the family that she came from, after Charles helps Buckley with a project, showing that she is a Native American woman from South Dakota who is pretending to be white. Jacqueline stands up for Kimmy when Xanthippe sets out to find out everything about her and Charles tries to ask Kimmy out. Titus tries to hide his money from Lillian - which is for new head shots so he can make it on Broadway - resulting in him going to a funeral of an elderly Korean man. When he comes clean about what the money is for, a man snatches it from him in the street.|
|4||4||"Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!"||Tristram Shapeero||Jack Burditt & Tina Fey||March 6, 2015|
|Kimmy receives a call from Cyndee, from the cult, after Titus sends her a letter - pretending to be her - because he believes that she needs to talk to someone about her life in the bunker. Jacqueline hears from her husband that he will not be back for six weeks and believes that he is cheating on her. She takes Kimmy to her surgeon (Martin Short). Kimmy wants to get a new face because someone recognized her as one of the Mole Women and she wants to start a new life. Titus auditions for a spot in a Broadway production, after Kimmy convinces him that he needs to be more confident in himself. Later, she also explains to Jacqueline that she needs to accept herself for who she is and not focus so much on her looks. Kimmy then realizes that she needs someone to talk to about the bunker and invites Cyndee to come visit her in New York.|
|5||5||"Kimmy Kisses a Boy!"||Linda Mendoza||Allison Silverman||March 6, 2015|
|Charles tells Kimmy that he likes her and when she says the same, the two kiss. Cyndee arrives with her boyfriend Brandon, who had also been her former middle school crush. Titus immediately suspects that Brandon is gay, but Kimmy disagrees. After Kimmy realizes how many free things Cyndee has been getting due to the sympathy of others, she tricks Brandon into revealing that he is gay, but he says that he's only with Cyndee because he too feels sorry for her. Shortly after, Brandon proposes to Cyndee, prompting Kimmy to tell Cyndee the truth, though Cyndee says she already knows and does not care. After a misunderstanding when speaking to Charles on the phone, Kimmy tells him that she loves him. She then realizes that she hadn't been working on the goals she set out when in the bunker and was jealous of all Cyndee had done, leading her to enroll in a GED program. Meanwhile, Titus has a crisis regarding his age and if he is still found attractive.|
|6||6||"Kimmy Goes to School!"||Michael Engler||Dan Rubin & Lon Zimmet||March 6, 2015|
Kimmy enrolls into an adult GED class in an attempt to pass the eighth grade. There, she encounters a teacher (Richard Kind) that could not care less for her education, and would much rather screw up until he's placed in a room where he can do nothing. He uses his tenure as a stand for never actually getting fired. Kimmy, who is vehemently against this, enlists her classmates – including a Vietnamese immigrant named Dong Nguyen (Ki Hong Lee) – to fight against the teacher. Meanwhile, Lillian helps Titus make a music video in Jacqueline's house.
|7||7||"Kimmy Goes to a Party!"||Nicole Holofcener||Robert Carlock||March 6, 2015|
|Jacqueline's husband Julian (Mark Harelik) finally makes it home and is throwing a surprise cocktail party, which Jacqueline believes she can use to prove his infidelity. Jacqueline invites Kimmy as a guest/accomplice and Kimmy invites Titus to sing at the party. While at the party, Kimmy flirts with an upscale guest Logan Beekman (Adam Campbell) and Titus seeks to impress a guest he believes works on Broadway.|
|8||8||"Kimmy Is Bad at Math!"||Michael Engler||Meredith Scardino||March 6, 2015|
|Realizing just how poor her math skills are, Kimmy seeks out classmate Dong to help her with math, which he agrees to in exchange for some help at his delivery job. She is bad at that job because she gives the customers too much change due to her lack of math skills. As Dong helps her improve her math, she helps him improve his English. Jacqueline is contemplating her ability to survive without Julian's financial assistance if she and he divorce. Titus starts his new job as a werewolf at a horror-themed restaurant on Broadway; he finds that life as a werewolf is easier than that of a black man. Kimmy begins dating Logan.|
|9||9||"Kimmy Has a Birthday!"||Todd Holland||Jack Burditt||March 6, 2015|
|It's Kimmy's 30th birthday and she's throwing a party. She invites both Logan and Dong, but is also unwillingly joined by her incompetent state trooper step-father Randy (Tim Blake Nelson) and half-sister Kymmi (Kiernan Shipka). Titus invites an attractive coworker to the party without seeing his face, only to realize the two had a rough history together.|
|10||10||"Kimmy's in a Love Triangle!"||Jeff Richmond||Azie Dungey & Lauren Gurganous||March 6, 2015|
|Logan wants Kimmy to stop talking to Dong and tries to have him deported. Kimmy finds out, breaks up with Logan, and begins dating Dong. Meanwhile, Titus is overlooked for a new role at the restaurant because he can't "play straight." As a result, he seeks out help from a "straight coach," M. La Loup (Dean Norris).|
|11||11||"Kimmy Rides a Bike!"||Beth McCarthy-Miller||Sam Means & Allison Silverman||March 6, 2015|
|Kimmy is summoned to testify against Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm) but refuses. Kimmy and Jacqueline begin regularly attending a spinning class instructed by Christopher "Tristafé" Micellito (Nick Kroll) to escape their problems – Kimmy to avoid the guilt of not returning to testify and Jacqueline to cope with her divorce. Kimmy notices similarities between Tristafé's spinning class and a cult and exposes Tristafé's scheme. Titus goes to the local library to watch the trial unfold online, though the prosecuting attorneys Marcia and Chris (Tina Fey and Jerry Minor) aren't doing very well.|
|12||12||"Kimmy Goes to Court!"||Ken Whittingham||Emily Altman & Jack Burditt||March 6, 2015|
Kimmy returns to Indiana to testify against Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. The Mole Women return to the shelter to look for evidence against Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne when the prosecutors begin to lose the case. Titus becomes an internet sensation.
|13||13||"Kimmy Makes Waffles!"||Tristram Shapeero||Robert Carlock & Sam Means||March 6, 2015|
The Mole Women become trapped in the bunker when Kimmy's stepdad fails to properly guard the hatch door and begin to argue. Jacqueline and Lillian attempt to travel to Indiana to support Kimmy, but struggle to make it out of New York as neither of them drive. Eventually, Jacqueline uses knowledge from her Native American heritage to navigate them to Indiana. Meanwhile, the Mole Women make up and work together to escape the bunker themselves. The Mole Women head back to the trial and use a tape of Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne found in his bunker to win the case. Jacqueline decides to return to her home in South Dakota. Dong gets married to Sonya from GED class to avoid being deported. Titus' estranged wife finds him after seeing his YouTube video.
Season 2 (2016)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|14||1||"Kimmy Goes Roller Skating!"||Tristram Shapeero||Tina Fey||April 15, 2016|
|Titus' ex, Vonda, sues him. Kimmy decides to go after Dong even though he's married. Jacqueline overstays her welcome with her Native American parents. Lillian begins dating Robert Durst (Fred Armisen).|
|15||2||"Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!"||Jeff Richmond||Robert Carlock||April 15, 2016|
|Jacqueline returns to Manhattan and has Kimmy help her get her back on track. When giving away his old clothes, Titus makes a connection with the construction worker he talked to the previous year.|
|16||3||"Kimmy Goes to a Play!"||Linda Mendoza||Sam Means||April 15, 2016|
|Titus puts on a one-man show about one of his past lives. Jacqueline attempts to make her ex-husband jealous. Lillian fights the gentrification of her neighborhood.|
|17||4||"Kimmy Kidnaps Gretchen!"||Robert Carlock||Allison Silverman||April 15, 2016|
|Kimmy attempts to save Gretchen from joining another cult. Titus goes on a date with Mikey.|
|18||5||"Kimmy Gives Up!"||Ken Whittingham||Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan||April 15, 2016|
Kimmy gets distracted from her GED by preventing Dong from getting deported. Jacqueline medicates her hyperactive son, Buckley. Titus decides to teach Lillian some forgotten showtunes.Note: Due to his nomination, Tituss Burgess submitted "Kimmy Gives Up!" for consideration for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
|19||6||"Kimmy Drives a Car!"||Shawn Levy||Dan Rubin||April 15, 2016|
|Titus rents his apartment on Airbnb to a couple of hipsters from Austin (Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit). Kimmy puts her foot down on her relationship with Jacqueline.|
|20||7||"Kimmy Walks Into a Bar!"||Maggie Carey||Leila Starchan||April 15, 2016|
|Jacqueline throws a gala the same night that her frenemy, Deirdre Robespierre (Anna Camp), throws a party. Kimmy has a brief relationship with an Army vet (Samuel Page) she met in a bar where she used the bathroom.|
|21||8||"Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!"||Steve Buscemi||Tina Fey & Sam Means||April 15, 2016|
Kimmy and the gang celebrate Fake Christmas. Kimmy takes Dong to an abandoned hotel in the Poconos. A Jewish family claims the rights to the painting Jacqueline bid on.Note: Due to her nomination, Ellie Kemper submitted "Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!" for consideration for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
|22||9||"Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady!"||Claire Scanlon||Meredith Scardino||April 15, 2016|
|On her Uber run, Kimmy meets a drunk therapist named Andrea (series co-creator Tina Fey) whom she begins to open up to. Meanwhile, Titus decides to build his own tape tower.|
|23||10||"Kimmy Goes to Her Happy Place!"||John Riggi||Emily Altman & Robert Carlock||April 15, 2016|
|Kimmy begins therapy with Andrea. Titus helps Mikey come out to his family.|
|24||11||"Kimmy Meets a Celebrity!"||Tristram Shapeero||Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan||April 15, 2016|
|Cyndee comes back to New York where Kimmy finds out she has been seeing a celebrity television therapist (Jeff Goldblum). Titus mentors a teenage boy and contemplates having a family of his own. Lillian handcuffs herself to a bulldozer to prevent gentrification.|
|25||12||"Kimmy Sees a Sunset!"||Beth McCarthy-Miller||Azie Dungey & Dan Rubin||April 15, 2016|
|Kimmy attempts to help Andrea stop drinking, but to no avail. Jacqueline decides to pursue Russ, the lawyer who took away her painting. Titus and Mikey move in together.|
|26||13||"Kimmy Finds Her Mom!"||Michael Engler||Tina Fey & Sam Means||April 15, 2016|
|Kimmy reunites with her long-lost mother (Lisa Kudrow) at Universal Studios Florida. Titus heads to Miami, but makes a detour at Titusville, Florida, taking it as a sign. Jacqueline invites Russ' family for Thanksgiving, but finds out they are the same Snyder family who own the controversial Washington Redskins.|
Season 3 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|27||1||"Kimmy Gets Divorced?!"||Tristram Shapeero||Robert Carlock & Meredith Scardino||May 19, 2017|
|After finally receiving her G.E.D., Kimmy also receives the divorce papers from the Reverend, but Jacqueline suggests she hold out on him to give him the same torture he gave her. Meanwhile, after leaving the cruise, Titus auditions for Sesame Street. When he seeks out his boyfriend, Mikey, after not seeing him for months, he finds an unpleasant surprise.|
|28||2||"Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!"||Tristram Shapeero||Tina Fey & Sam Means||May 19, 2017|
After seeing Mikey with another man, Titus channels Beyoncé's epic Lemonade album to work through their relationship issues. Meanwhile, Kimmy takes a tour of potential colleges and ponders what career path she should take. Lillian and Jacqueline compete in an election for city council.Note: Due to his nomination, Tituss Burgess submitted "Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!" for consideration for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
|29||3||"Kimmy Can't Help You!"||Don Scardino||Allison Silverman||May 19, 2017|
|The Reverend's fiancée (Laura Dern) visits Kimmy to try to get her to sign the divorce papers. Jacqueline and Russ concoct a plan to convince Russ' father to rename the Washington Redskins.|
|30||4||"Kimmy Goes to College!"||Gail Mancuso||Dan Rubin||May 19, 2017|
Kimmy gets a for-hire job on a popular app and ends up getting offered a scholarship to Columbia University, where Xan happens to be attending. Meanwhile, Titus gets a job singing backup for a conspiracy theorist singer (Judah Friedlander) and Lillian filibusters a council meeting.Note: Due to her nomination, Ellie Kemper submitted "Kimmy Goes to College!" for consideration for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
|31||5||"Kimmy Steps on a Crack!"||Jeff Richmond||Leila Strachan||May 19, 2017|
|The FBI takes Kimmy to negotiate with Gretchen, who has started her own cult. With Kimmy gone, Lillian tries to take care of Titus when he comes down with scurvy. Jacqueline finds herself in a tough situation with Russ' brother, Duke (Josh Charles). The episode features a crossover with Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.|
|32||6||"Kimmy is a Feminist!"||Don Scardino||Grace Edwards & Sam Means||May 19, 2017|
|Kimmy goes to her first college party and finds she has a lot to learn about college life. Her blossoming relationship with fellow student Perry (Daveed Diggs) hits a bump. Jacqueline enlists Titus' and Lillian's help to trick Russ' brother.|
|33||7||"Kimmy Learns About the Weather!"||Claire Scanlon||Lauren Gurganous & Meredith Scardino||May 19, 2017|
|With Hurricane Tammi (with an I) threatening New York, Kimmy sets out to convince the city to stay calm. Titus realizes a TV commercial is stealing his characteristics and voice so he decides to confront them. Artie (Peter Riegert) gets Lillian to confront her fear of change.|
|34||8||"Kimmy Does a Puzzle!"||Beth McCarthy-Miller||Tina Fey||May 19, 2017|
|When Titus finally reveals the entire story about what happened on the cruise ship with Dionne Warwick (Maya Rudolph), Kimmy ponders whether she should end her friendship with him.|
|35||9||"Kimmy Goes to Church!"||Jaffar Mahmood||Azie Dungey & Max Werner||May 19, 2017|
|Kimmy is ready to apologize to Perry but needs to learn what religion really is first. Titus joins the church choir as an act of humanitarianism and becomes interested in the choir director, Reuben (Michael Benjamin Washington). Lillian and Jacqueline give each other makeovers.|
|36||10||"Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist!"||Claire Scanlon||Nick Bernardone & Bridger Winegar||May 19, 2017|
|Jacqueline uses the footage on her iPad to try and change the name of the Washington Redskins while Titus and Kimmy have a plan to distract the gas station owner (Ray Liotta) in order to use his toilet.|
|37||11||"Kimmy Googles the Internet!"||Michael Engler||Dan Rubin & Leila Strachan||May 19, 2017|
|Kimmy and Perry attend a dinner party hosted by her Professor (Rachel Dratch). Meanwhile, Titus meets Reuben's one year old daughter, Linda, and Jacqueline has to prepare for Russ' return home from the hospital.|
|38||12||"Kimmy and the Trolley Problem!"||Robert Carlock||Sam Means||May 19, 2017|
|Kimmy is a guest on Xan's new campus TV show where she promised to talk about her experience; although frightened to talk about it, she calls Cyndee for help. Jacqueline and Russ are given the opportunity to appear on the Real Housewives while Lillian is getting to grips with technology after Artie plans to take her to Europe.|
|39||13||"Kimmy Bites an Onion!"||Ken Whittingham||Meredith Scardino & Allison Silverman||May 19, 2017|
|Kimmy must get a 100% on her next exam or she will fail out of Columbia University. Titus realizes that his TaskRabbit song "Boobs in California" has become a viral hit. Jacqueline looks for a new job after her break-up with Russ. Lillian tries to convince Artie to buy a new heart. Kimmy tries to become a crossing guard and gets a perfect score. However, because of her marriage to the Reverend, a registered sex offender, she is immediately rejected. With Jacqueline's help, Titus gets his residuals and tries to use them to get back together with his ex-boyfriend, Mikey. During a performance, Titus admits that he will win Mikey back from his new boyfriend. Jacqueline decides to become an agent. Despite Lillian's own failings to convince Artie to buy a new heart, she helps Kimmy get together with another former student, Zach, who wants Kimmy to work with him at his new start-up company.|
Season 4 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|40||1||"Kimmy Is... Little Girl, Big City!"||Tristram Shapeero||Sam Means||May 30, 2018|
|Kimmy starts her new job, but immediately gets filed for a sexual harassment complaint. Meanwhile, Jacqueline has difficulty getting work for Titus, and Lillian attempts to spread Artie's ashes.|
|41||2||"Kimmy Has a Weekend!"||Tristram Shapeero||Dan Rubin||May 30, 2018|
|Kimmy spends her weekend with Titus getting her nails done, getting brunch, and binging on TV series. Meanwhile, Jacqueline and Lillian attempt to get back the former's apartment, which is being sublet.|
|42||3||"Party Monster: Scratching the Surface"||Rhys Thomas||Meredith Scardino||May 30, 2018|
|An unconventional episode done in the style of a true crime documentary. Doug "DJ Fingablast" attempts to get his DJ idol "DJ Slizzard" (the DJ name of Richard Wayne Gary Wayne) to DJ his wedding.|
|43||4||"Kimmy Disrupts the Paradigm!"||Claire Cowperthwaite||Leila Strachan||May 30, 2018|
|Kimmy is assigned to go to an algorithmic convention in Pittsburgh, with Lillian tagging along. Meanwhile, Jacqueline gets Titus a role in a touring school play.|
|44||5||"Kimmy and the Beest!"||Claire Scanlon||Robert Carlock||May 30, 2018|
|Titus becomes the director of a school play. Jacqueline and Lillian attempt to sell out the play. Kimmy confronts Fran Dodd (Bobby Moynihan), one of the subjects of the scathing documentary that painted her in a bad light.|
|45||6||"Kimmy Meets an Old Friend!"||Jude Weng||Nick Bernardone & Tina Fey||May 30, 2018|
|Kimmy is finally reunited with the backpack she lost in "Kimmy Goes Outside!". Xan tells Jacqueline some shocking news. Titus attempts to pitch his new TV series. Lillian attends Artie's memorial and meets Artie's two adult children.|
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