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The Best Episodes of Angels in America

Every episode of Angels in America ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Angels in America!

In 1985, two couples' relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate.

Genres:DramaSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:HBO

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Angels in America" is "Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven, I'm in Heaven", rated 8.3/10 from 617 user votes. It was directed by Mike Nichols and written by Tony Kushner. "Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven, I'm in Heaven" aired on 12/14/2003 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Millennium Approaches: Chapter One - Bad News".

  • Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven, I'm in Heaven
    8.3/10 617 votes

    #1 - Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven, I'm in Heaven

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2003-12-14

    A fight with Joe leaves Louis badly scarred; Roy plays a final practical joke on Ethel; Prior wrestles the Angel and then addresses a review board in Heaven; Harper heads out West; Prior, outliving his diagnosis, pays a visit to his favorite angel and vows to keep living--free of secrets.

    Director: Mike Nichols

    Writer: Tony Kushner

  • Millennium Approaches: Chapter One - Bad News
    8.2/10 777 votes

    #2 - Millennium Approaches: Chapter One - Bad News

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2003-12-07

    Prior Walter is diagnosed with AIDS that changes his life and he must deal with such new obstacle. Moreover, his partner abandoned him. He has also increasing hallucinations and Mormon's mother comes to New York in order to save her son's marriage. Meanwhile, Roy Cohn checks into the hospital.

    Director: Mike Nichols

    Writer: Tony Kushner

  • Millennium Approaches: Chapter Two - In Vitro
    8.2/10 368 votes

    #3 - Millennium Approaches: Chapter Two - In Vitro

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2003-12-07

    Louis abandons a hospitalized Prior; Joe and Roy confide in each other over drinks. Later, Prior hears voices from his hospital bed while Louis solicits sex from strangers, and Joe makes a drunken confession to his mother.

    Director: Mike Nichols

    Writer: Tony Kushner

  • Perestroika: Chapter Five - Beyond Nelly
    8.2/10 338 votes

    #4 - Perestroika: Chapter Five - Beyond Nelly

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2003-12-14

    Louis arranges a meeting with Prior; Joe visits Roy in the hospital and gets an unwelcome father's blessing; Prior drags Belize to the courthouse for a surprise meeting with the clerk and later strikes up a friendship with Hannah. High on morphine, Roy paints a different picture of heaven.

    Director: Mike Nichols

    Writer: Tony Kushner

  • Millennium Approaches: Chapter Three - The Messenger
    8.0/10 364 votes

    #5 - Millennium Approaches: Chapter Three - The Messenger

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2003-12-07

    Prior returns home and is visited by a pair of spectral namesake ancestors who herald the arrival of the messenger; a tussle with Joe leaves Roy with the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg. Later, Joe and Louis hook up in Central Park while Prior meets the angelic messenger.

    Director: Mike Nichols

    Writer: Tony Kushner

  • Perestroika: Chapter Four - Stop Moving!
    8.0/10 342 votes

    #6 - Perestroika: Chapter Four - Stop Moving!

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2003-12-14

    The story continues with Prior finally confronting the visions, Cohn desperately trying to manipulate the system to his benefit - all the while haunted by one of his victims, and Harper attempting to regain control of her life.

    Director: Mike Nichols

    Writer: Tony Kushner