When Will and Uncle Phil See Each Other in a Different Light
When it wrecked us: Season one, episode one ("Pilot")
Why it wrecked us: Will and Uncle Phil get off on the wrong foot from the get-go. While Uncle Phil thinks Will is just an irresponsible child, Will views Uncle Phil as a stick-in-the-mud who forgot about his Black roots. But at the end of the episode, Uncle Phil talks about reading the works of Will's hero Malcolm X and hearing the activist deliver an address in person. He then leaves the room but returns when he hears Will playing Beethoven on the piano. Both characters realize they've misjudged each other as the scene lays the foundation for their dynamic throughout the entire series.