Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp Season 1 Episode Guide
Episode: 14The Ring Bear-er
Original Airdate: July 31, 2012 After making amends, Bristol and Gino take major steps in their relationship. But before Gino can put a ring on it, he needs to clear the air with disapproving sister Willow. An "only-in-Alaska" bear-baiting adventure becomes the backdrop for Gino to lay it all on the line for Bristol.
Episode: 13The Bet
Original Airdate: July 31, 2012 With Gino out of the picture, Bristol welcomes her struggling single-mom friend, Marissa, and her young daughter to move in with her in Wasilla. A trip to a maternity house provides an eye-opening experience for the young single moms and Willow. While Gino and Bristol rekindle their romance, Willow makes a bet that Bristol and Gino can't survive a night of camping without fighting.
Episode: 12Kicked to the Curb
Original Airdate: July 24, 2012 Before driving to Alaska with a moving truck packed with her belongings, Bristol and Co. take a quick road trip to the Grand Canyon. Following the sudden ousting of Gino from the car, Bristol heads north to Seattle and beyond with one eye on her relationship and the other on getting home.
Original Airdate: July 24, 2012 Bristol, Tripp and Gino head southwest to check in on Willow at hair school in Arizona. Following a trip to the taxidermist in an attempt to make Willow's apartment more Alaskan, Bristol and Gino soak in local culture and attempt to conquer a bucking bronco.
Episode: 10New Beginnings
Original Airdate: July 17, 2012 Bristol and Willow visit Phoenix, AZ. Willow explores a local hair school while Bristol finalizes the sale of an investment property as she prepares to move into her new lake house in Wasilla. Gino tries to convince Bristol to invest in real estate together.
Episode: 9Cabin Fever
Original Airdate: July 17, 2012 Willow takes a tour of Trendsetters Beauty School in Anchorage and contemplates her future while Bristol, Gino and Tripp spend their first vacation together en route to the Iron Dog finish line in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Episode: 8Reindeer Games
Original Airdate: July 10, 2012 Bristol, Gino and Andy prepare Tripp for his first Iron Pup race. Along the way, Bristol does a radio interview, encounters her biggest fear and cheers Todd along at the start of his Iron Dog snow machine race.
Original Airdate: July 10, 2012 Valentine's Day is near and both love and hate are in the air. Gino surprises Bristol with a distinctively Alaskan gift while Willow proves there's no love lost between her and Bristol.
Episode: 6Sarah's Surprise
Original Airdate: July 3, 2012 Bristol, Willow and the family plan a surprise birthday party for Sarah. In the midst of the planning, Bristol realizes that Tripp's discipline issues have gotten out of hand and the entire family weighs in on what should be done.
Episode: 5Ms. Palin Goes to Washington
Original Airdate: July 3, 2012 Bristol and Willow join Sarah on her trip to Washington, DC, for the CPAC convention. While in DC, Bristol encounters hecklers, hosts a book signing and comes face to face with a Sarah Palin impersonator/imposter. Sarah, Bristol and Willow provide a behind-the-scenes look as they experience a whirlwind weekend packed with political punch.
Episode: 4Baby Daddy Dilemma
Original Airdate: June 26, 2012 Back in Alaska, Bristol arranges for a meeting between her, Levi and Tripp to discuss Levi's role in Tripp's life. Willow opposes the idea of giving Levi another chance, while Andy suggests Tripp is better off without a part-time Dad. After a stressful day, Bristol finds comfort, and more, in her friend Gino.
Episode: 3Bristol, a Book and the Beach
Original Airdate: June 26, 2012 Levi Johnston's (Bristol's ex-boyfriend and father to her son Tripp) tell-all book is published while Bristol struggles to adjust to life in LA. Bristol begs Willow to return so that she doesn't have to face the media storm alone. After reflecting on the differences between Alaska and LA, Bristol realizes there is no place like home.
Episodes: 1/2Spreading My Wings/From Bad to Worse
Original Airdate: June 19, 2012 Bristol welcomes viewers into the Palin household as she prepares to say goodbye to her hometown, Wasilla, Alaska, for a few months. But first, she has to convince her reluctant younger sister, Willow, to come with her and her son, Tripp, to Los Angeles. Once in LA, Bristol adjusts to life in a big city and comes face to face with a very angry critic of the Palin family and her response makes headlines. Bristol and "Dancing with the Stars'" Mark Ballas reunite while Willow gets homesick and leaves Bristol and Tripp alone in LA.