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This is an episode list for South of Nowhere. The series premiered on November 4, 2005 on The N in the United States and ended on December 12, 2008. 40 episodes of the series were produced in total.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Region 1 Discs
1 11 2005 – 2006 October 7, 2008 3
2 13 2006 September 16, 2008 3
3 16 2007 – 2008 June 14, 2009 4

Season 1: 2005-2006Edit

Main article: South of Nowhere(season 1)
  Secret Truths November 4, 2005 101/102
Spashley bed
Written By: Rose Troche
Thomas W. Lynch
Directed By: Donna Deitch
The Carlin Family arrives in Los Angeles and finds themselves unprepared for L.A.'s fast paced, ethnically-diverse "anything goes" environment. Sixteen-year-old Spencer Carlin never felt like she fit in small town America and now she's beginning to question everything when she meets Ashley. Glen Carlin is a handsome, outgoing 17-year-old who is an awesome basketball player, popular with the girls, the guy everyone wants to be around. Glen seems to have the world in his pocket. Spencer and Glen are joined by their adopted brother, Clay. Clay Carlin is 17, smart, sarcastic, and African-American. He is looking forward to forging his own identity, but finds that "being black" in L.A. is a test he may not pass.
  Friends, Lovers, Brothers, & Others November 11, 2005 103
Ashley singing
Written By: Nancylee Myatt
Directed By: Robert Townsend
Ashley's estranged rock-star father, Raife Davies (Guest star C.C. DeVille), is coming into town to see her play at the local club Gray. Aiden and Spencer are there to support her, but find themselves making music of their own with a little alcohol in their system. Ashley is jealous and a love-triangle is quickly forming. Meanwhile, Clay and Sean hit a rough spot in their new friendship and things are getting hot and heavy between Glen and Madison, who are on a secret date at the Carlin house. Feeling betrayed by her friends, Ashley eventually connects with her father in a rare moment.
  Put Out or Get Out November 18, 2005 104
Spencer01
Written By: Chad Fiveash
James Patrick Stoteraux
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Spencer is hanging out with her new friend Kelly, who unbeknownst to Spencer, wants to be more than just "friends." Ashley tries to warn her of Kelly's agenda, but Spencer confuses her concern with jealousy. Meanwhile, Ashley has family dinner at the Carlin's, doing her best to stir things up with Paula, Arthur, and Clay. Later that night, Ashley and Clay make a connection about their childhood and parents. Across town, Glen and Aiden find themselves stranded without a ride, as part of Madison's little games.
  First Time December 2, 2005 105
AshleyandSpencer
Written By: Thomas W. Lynch
Directed By: Troy Beyer
Ashley is making a documentary for a local film festival, dealing with people's first experiences with sex. When it comes out that Clay is a virgin, it seems like everyone has their own set of advice to offer. Meanwhile, Madison and Sherry try to set up Ashley and rumors spread around school like wild-fire. Ashley reaps a little revenge of her own and shows the Cheer-divas how the game is really played.
  Girl's Guide to Dating December 9, 2005 106
Spashleypier
Written By: Dawn Comer Jefferson
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Spencer and Ashley ditch school and go to the beach. They spend the day at the ocean enjoying what southern California has to offer: sand, sun and surfers. Back at campus, police suspect a weapon is floating around campus and put the school on lock-down. Now Clay, Glen, Aiden, Sean and Madison are forced to spend some quality time together. During a surprise visit to the hospital where Paula works, Arthur discovers that her new boss is an old flame.
  Friends With Benefits December 16, 2005 107
SpashleyandAiden
Written By: Dallas Jackson
Thomas W. Lynch
Directed By: Robert Townsend
Spencer and Ashley have a friendly competition for Aiden’s affection, which gets a little out of hand. Clay and Sean have a night from hell as they are on their way back from the movies. When two dead bodies come into the ER, Paula and Arthur are forced to deal with the harsh realities of living in Los Angeles.
  Under My Skin January 13, 2006 108
SpencerandPaula
Written By: Barbara Nance
Directed By: Charles Randolph-Wright
Ashley befriends a new girl named Josie, who Spencer does not approve of. Ashley ignores Spencer, claiming she is just being jealous. At school, Clay turns in a paper on James Baldwin and has a crisis of identity when he gets a "C" for his efforts. At home, Glen and Aiden arrange a poker game and almost lose their shirts to Arthur.
  Shake, Rattle & Roll January 20, 2006 109
Fight
Written By: Dawn Comer Jefferson
Directed By: Charles Randolph-Wright
Ashley and Madison have another clash in the girl’s locker room. In a little tussle, Madison discovers Ashley’s cell phone that has fallen out of her bag and the mischief begins. A basketball scout from a major University is interested in recruiting Glen and tries to persuade his decision with some expensive gifts. At home, Arthur finds a suspicious email. The Carlin family experiences their first California earthquake, which shakes the foundation of their friendships and marriage.
  Say It Ain't So, Spencer January 27, 2006 110
Spashley2
Written By: Nancylee Myatt
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Spencer tests the waters with Aiden again by going on a date. Meanwhile, Ashley feels like she has lost Spencer and spirals out of control, hooking up with an old girlfriend and experimenting with danger. Clay hits some obstacles in his search for his birth-mother, and begins to feel like he has no "real" family or connection with his heritage. On the home front, Paula and Arthur start couples counseling and try to work out their ever mounting problems.
  What Just Happened? February 3, 2006 111
Fristkiss
Written By: Thomas W. Lynch
Directed By: Paul Hoen
After nursing Ashley through a rough night, Ashley and Spencer are closer than ever. When Spencer comes home she gets into an argument with Paula over Ashley, pushing Spencer further away at the most critical of times. Meanwhile, Clay borrows Sean's car and heads to Nevada for a personal mission and Glen is on a rollercoaster of his own, with some great news from a college recruiter, followed by an event that may change his life forever. (Guest star Tempestt Bledsoe)

Season 2: 2006 Edit

Main article: South of Nowhere(season 2)
  The Morning After/Dad Went to Heaven and All I Got Was This Stupid Half Sister September 29, 2006 201/202
Spencer&AshleyTMA
Written By: Thomas W. Lynch
Directed By: Robert Townsend
Webisode: BFF
Before Spencer
It's a new day. Ashley and Spencer wake up from their first night together fully committed to each other, but when Ashley's world suddenly shakes apart, she finds herself pushing Spencer away again. Aiden, meanwhile, wakes up next to Madison wondering what he got himself into, then finds a way out. Glen faces the first days after a debilitating injury, while Clay copes with life after meeting his birth mother.
  Behind the Music October 6, 2006 203
Ashley&KylaBTM
Written By: Jonas E. Agin
Directed By: Bethany Rooney
Webisode: Period
Ashley's only had a sister for a few weeks, and she's already sick of it. Things get ugly between her and Kyla, and a VH1 special about their dad makes them even worse. and the fact is that Aiden's crushing on Kyla can't be helping much either.
  Guess Who's Coming Out To Dinner October 13, 2006 204
Spencer&AshleyGWCOTD
Written By: Chad Fiveash
James Patrick Stoteraux
Directed By: Bethany Rooney
Webisode: Sleeping Lions
Spencer's freaked out by Ashley's obsessions. It's bad enough that she's totally preoccupied with Kyla and Aiden's relationship, but now she's pressuring Spencer to come out to her family. Clay's kind of freaked too‚ because Chelsea might be leaving forever.
  Rules of Engagement October 20, 2006 205
SpencerROE
Written By: Paige Bernhardt
Directed By: Charles Randolph-Wright
Webisode: Bmore
Letter to Daddy
When a hate crime erupts around Spencer at school and Glen's rage over her sexuality boils over at home, Spencer finds herself caught in the middle of violent intolerance. Meanwhile Kyla pushes aside her relationship with Aiden, just when Madison's pushing to take her place.
  That Is So Not Mom November 3, 2006 206
Clay&Cecily
Written By: Earl Davis
Directed By: Charles Randolph-Wright
Webisode: Kiss and Tell
Intimate
Clay's past rips into his life when his birth mother moves into town. As he's reeling, Chelsea tells him a secret that could tear apart his future. Spencer has problems with her own past when an old friend from Ohio brings out a side of her that Ashley's never seen. Glen, meanwhile, can barely handle the present as his dependence on pain pills gets worse.
  Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are November 10, 2006 207
Spencer&AshleyCOCOWYA
Written By: Nancylee Myatt
Directed By: Bethany Rooney
Webisode: Alone Together
While Paula and Aurthur go out of town Glen decides to throw a party. It gets out of hand and they stop the party. Meanwhile, Glen gets arrested for drugs and Madison show Aiden the real reason why Kyla went back home for the weekend. As Paula and her husband come home due to Glen, Paula goes up the stairs and walks in on Ashley and Spencer in the middle of having sex. Paula freaks out from the shock and pulls Ashley out by her hair while Ashley and Spencer fight to be together.
  That's the Way the World Crumbles November 17, 2006 208
Spencer&Paula
Written By: Jonas E. Agin
Directed By: Bethany Rooney
Webisode: Desperate
Paula can't deal with the fact that her daughter's in love with another girl. When she cuts off Spencer from Ashley, she unintentionally drives Spencer away from her family. Aiden tries to bond with Ashley over their relationship problems, but Madison would prefer he lean on her.
  Objects May be Closer Than They Appear December 1, 2006 209
Spencer&AshleyOMBCTTA
Written By: Chad Fiveash
James Patrick Stoteraux
Directed By: Robert Townsend
Webisode: Roadside Attraction
With life getting out of hand at home, Spencer and Ashley hit the road and try to escape. As they head out of town, Kyla heads back in to find Aiden waiting to confront her about her lies. And when Chelsea's secret pregnancy is discovered, she picks up sympathy from the last person she expects.
  Love and War and Love and War December 8, 2006 210
Ashley&Paula
Written By: Paige Bernhardt
Directed By: Robert Townsend
Webisode: Hearts
Arthur looks for a way to bring his shattered family back together, so Glen suggests a time-tested way for healing emotional wounds: an all out paintball war! With Spencer caught on the family battlefield, Ashley spends more time with Aiden. He's still "just friends" with Kyla, thanks to Madison, who's about to take a full-on karma smackdown.
  Love, Child, and Videotape December 15, 2006 211
Spencer&Ashley&Kyla
Written By: Jenelle Lindsay
Directed By: Nancylee Myatt
Spencer and Ashley have been together for months, and they couldn't be happier. Or could they? When an old tape of Ashley and Aiden surfaces, it looks like she might have been way happier back then. Meanwhile, Clay and Chelsea both come to a decision about the baby. Too bad it's not the same decision...
  Too Many Girls, Not Enough Aiden December 22, 2006 212
AidenTMGNEA
Written By: Nancylee Myatt
Directed By: Rose Troche
Webisode: You Make Me Wanna Jump
Aiden's feeling the pressure of the different women in his life. Madison, Kyla, Ashley, and Spencer all want something from him, and it seems like to make one of them happy, he has to hurt another. His friendship with Ashley's driving her and Spencer apart, and there's so much estrogen after him that Aiden finds himself turning to the one person he can't stand.
  Trouble in Paradise December 22, 2006 213
Promgroup
Written By: Nancylee Myatt
Directed By: Rose Troche
Webisode: Tonight
On prom night, Clay and Chelsea look for one last evening of happiness, while Glen goes to drastic measures looking for a purpose to his life. Madison's losing her marbles, and Aiden might lose all the women in his life, thanks to one shocking secret.

Season 3: 2007-2008Edit

Main article: South of Nowhere(season 3)
  The Valley of Shadows/Can't Buy Me Love August 10, 2007 301/302
Logo
Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Directed By: Bethany Rooney
Webisode: Wishful Thinking
Spencer's Driver
Moments after the drive-by shooting at the King High prom, ambulances rush the victims to the ER, and everyone realizes that nothing will be the same again. As Spencer and Ashley re-chart their existence in the aftermath, their relationship might not be strong enough to take the strain.
  The It Girls August 17, 2007 303
Logo
Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Webisode: Bubble Bath Cure
Ashley and Kyla have $25 million to spend, and they're starting by dropping a chunk of it on a gorgeous new loft as far from Ash's mom as possible. With the two of them finally acting like sisters, maybe Ashley doesn't even need Spencer anymore. Not like she has a choice, Spencer's done with her and is moving on... to the last person she expects. Meanwhile, when the MTV documentary about the prom shooting finally hits the air, Chelsea and the Carlins are forced to come to grips with Clay's death.
  Spencer's New Girlfriend August 24, 2007 304
Logo
Written By: Sarah Jane Cunningham
Suzie V. Freeman
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Webisode: Sleeping Beauties
As Ashley and Aiden's relationship cools off, Spencer and Carmen heat up.
  The Truth Hurts August 31, 2007 305
Logo
Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Webisode: How To Pick Up A Fish
As Spencer tries to protect Carmen from Ashley, Aiden tries to protect himself from himself.
  Fighting Crime September 7, 2007 306
Logo
Written By: Larry Mollin
Webisode: Almost Hotness
Spencer's done with Carmen, and just in time too, Ashley needs her support, because an old friend from New York is ready to make her famous. Meanwhile, Aiden and Madison figure that since they're both unattached, maybe they could try attaching every once in a while. And Glen discovers that Chelsea is thinking of changing her plans for the baby, but plans sometimes have a way of changing themselves.
  Saturday Night is for Fighting September 14, 2007 307
Logo
Written By: Stacy Kravetz
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Webisode: Transforming
Jake's working hard to make Kyla the new It girl, but when she finds out that Ashley's poised to out-It her, It hits the fan. Aiden's there to see it splatter, and realizes that he might be splattering along with it. Meanwhile, Spencer discovers that guys have a hard time distinguishing being with her from being with her.
  Gay Pride September 21, 2007 308
Logo
Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Spencer wants someone to help her show her pride, but everyone's too busy worrying about themselves. Spencer surprises Ashley. Chelsea tries to deal with the fact over losing her baby; Meanwhile Kyla's success has brutal results for her future. The Gang has a party to remember the good times.
  Career Day October 10, 2008 309
Logo
Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Webisode: Spencer Confesses
Spashley's back, and this time Ashley's the one looking for commitment. Glen gets fired by Jake because he wasn't there for Kyla when the photographer cornered her from the night before. Glen comes home to find Arthur "son-ing" Aiden, who is also dating the new girl, Sasha Miller. Meanwhile, Jake decides to scam Ashley and make Kyla's voice on the cd fake, seeing as how she can't sing.
  Spencer's 18th Birthday October 17, 2008 310
Logo
Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Webisode: Spencer
Spencer's grandmother comes to visit for her special day. Spencer has a hard time telling her grandmother about her newfound sexuality. Meanwhile, Spencer gets to know Lily's girlfriend, Jonica. Kyla and Ashley are asked to sing on national television, they embarrass themselves live, all thanks to Kyla and her fake voice. Meanwhile, Glen becomes hurt when he witness Aiden spending quality time with his father.
  A Very Inconvenient Truth October 24, 2008 311
Logo
Written By: Larry Mollin
Charles Rosin
Webisode: Aiden
Ashley and Spencer can't seem to get any alone time together once Jonica interrupts. Kyla also decides to come clean to Ashley about fake record voice. Ashley is furious and forces Kyla to apologize in front of everyone on national television. Jake becomes infuriated with her and Kyla dumps him. Meanwhile, Glen and Arthur invite Aiden to go camping with them in the Sierra Mountains. Once there, Glen finally breaks down over how much his father prefers Aiden over him. Lastly, Ashley and Kyla make up, but not for long once Ashley witnesses a video Kyla made.
  Love and Kisses 312
Logo
Written By: November 7, 2008
Webisode: Deleted Sequence
Ashley watches the video of a high Kyla, admitting to the world that Ashley is a whore and her father was a joke. Ashley feels betrayed in the most ultimate way and forces Kyla to get out. Unfortunately, she has nowhere to go. Meanwhile, Aiden tries to make a better connection with Sasha. Eventually, when he doesn't make it into her school, she dumps him because she doesn't think he is a good enough person. Glen and Chelsea become closer and finally give in to their tension, while Jonica continues to flirt with a drunk Spencer. Once Spencer gives in and makes her move on Jonica, the truth comes out that Jonica is only flirting for fun. In the end, Ashley shares her special birthday song she wrote just for Spencer and forgives her for the mishap with Jonica.
  Better Late Than Never November 14, 2008 313
Logo
Written By: Lindsey Rosin
Directed By: Richard Wafer
Webisode: Kyla
Glen finally finds love, but Chelsea has a hard time accepting the new feelings, on account of Clay. Meanwhile, Aiden attempts to defend Kyla, while Ashley wants nothing to do with her. Soon after, everyone realizes that the video of Kyla was edited together by Jake, and Ashley ends up forgiving Kyla, letting her stay. Elsewhere, Sean returns from New Orleans to help Chelsea with her memorial presentation and try to win her over in the process. In the end, while everyone has dinner at the Carlins to celebrate the day, Glen finally confesses his love to Chelsea at the dinner table and everyone, including Chelsea herself, is left utterly speechless.
  Past, Present, and Future November 21, 2008 314
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Written By: Jonas E. Agin
Directed By: Richard Wafer
Webisode: Glen
Everyone deals with the aftermath of Glen's confession. Sean slowly learns to accept Chelsea's decision to be with Glen. Carmen returns afters a few surprise appearances on the street. She persuades Kyla to let her live with her and Ashley. Also, Madison returns from her tour with Justin Timberlake, but only for awhile until the European tour starts up. Meanwhile, Ashley is nervous about having Spencer go off to college life without her. Lastly, Aiden gets into a motorcycle accident.
  Taking Seconds December 5, 2008 315
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Webisode: Ashley
Ashley tries to go over a solo artist plan with Ethan, but it seems almost impossible with Madison's return. Ethan hired her to sing Ashley's songs. He wants them to be partner's, but is having no luck in getting the girls approval. Ashley wants her songs to herself because they came from her heart, and she doesn't want anyone else to sing them but her. Spencer encourages Ashley to take the deal, while Carmen sees Ashley's point of view and tells her not to. In the end, Ashley and Madison work out a system that leaves them with brand new songs for Madison that still have Ashley's flair in writing. Meanwhile, Aiden is feeling better from his accident, but Kyla seems to be the one having to snap some sense into him by slapping and kissing him. Also, Carmen looks for a place to live, but ends up wanting to reside with the Davies Girls.
  On the Precipice December 12, 2008 316
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Webisode: Five Years Later
The Day After
In the one hour series finale episode, Spencer must consider her future with Ashley, who seems ready for commitment. Meanwhile, everyone else gets ready to move on to the next chapter on their lives. Glen and Chelsea take the final step in their relationship by making love, while Aiden and Kyla are finally back together, and plans of a Vegas wedding are in the air. In the end, Carmen tries to seduce Ashley, so Ashley kicks her out. Ashley is now ready to tell Spencer that she does not want her to go to Boston. At Spencer's graduation party, her movie is shown, and she agrees to move in with Ashley at the loft.

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