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The Best Episodes of Pose

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

A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.


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The best episode of "Pose" is "The Trunk", rated 9.3/10 from 790 user votes. It was directed by Tina Mabry and written by Brad Falchuk, Janet Mock. "The Trunk" aired on 5/9/2021 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Mother of The Year".

  • The Trunk
    9.3/10 790 votes

    #1 - The Trunk

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-05-09

    After she is unjustly arrested, Elektra convinces Blanca to aid in disposing of the trunk in her closet before law enforcement finds it.

    Director: Tina Mabry

    Writer: Brad Falchuk, Janet Mock

  • Mother of The Year
    9.2/10 1,180 votes

    #2 - Mother of The Year

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-07-22

    The ultimate showdown takes places at the Princess Ball, when the House of Evangelista battles against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Never Knew Love Like This Before
    9.2/10 1,363 votes

    #3 - Never Knew Love Like This Before

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-07-09

    The Ballroom community is shaken to its core when a valued member is brutally attacked.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk

  • In My Heels
    9.2/10 816 votes

    #4 - In My Heels

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-08-20

    After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Love is the Message
    9.1/10 1,189 votes

    #5 - Love is the Message

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-07-08

    Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.

    Director: Janet Mock

    Writer: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy

  • Something Old, Something New
    9.0/10 638 votes

    #6 - Something Old, Something New

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-05-30

    While the dust settles on their unforeseen life change, Papi adjusts to being a guardian and Angel seeks guidance from an unexpected source

    Director: Janet Mock

    Writer: Janet Mock

  • Mother's Day
    8.9/10 1,056 votes

    #7 - Mother's Day

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-07-01

    Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Steven Canals

  • Acting Up
    8.9/10 986 votes

    #8 - Acting Up

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-06-11

    Convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams despite putting her own on the backburner. Meanwhile, Pray Tell joins an activist organization fighting for the rights of HIV positive people.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Life's a Beach
    8.9/10 757 votes

    #9 - Life's a Beach

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-08-13

    With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Series Finale: Part 1
    8.9/10 555 votes

    #10 - Series Finale: Part 1

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-06-06

    When Blanca discovers an HIV clinical trial is denying access to people of color she joins ACT UP in an effort to get Pray Tell the medication

    Director: Steven Canals

    Writer: Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Ryan Murphy

  • Giving and Receiving
    8.8/10 1,163 votes

    #11 - Giving and Receiving

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-06-17

    The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel’s lack of holiday spirit. Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.

    Director: Nelson Cragg

    Writer: Janet Mock, Our Lady J

  • Series Finale: Part 2
    8.8/10 449 votes

    #12 - Series Finale: Part 2

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-06-06

    When Blanca discovers an HIV clinical trial is denying access to people of color she joins ACT UP in an effort to get Pray Tell the medication.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Revelations
    8.7/10 728 votes

    #13 - Revelations

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-08-06

    Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Take Me To Church
    8.7/10 657 votes

    #14 - Take Me To Church

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-05-16

    After a startling health update, Pray Tell returns home to reconnect with his birth family.

    Director: Janet Mock

    Writer: Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Janet Mock

  • Pilot
    8.6/10 1,647 votes

    #15 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-06-03

    Blanca pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis, and Damon moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company.

    Director: Ryan Murphy

    Writer: Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

  • The Fever
    8.6/10 1,022 votes

    #16 - The Fever

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-06-24

    Candy’s insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Meanwhile, Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.

    Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton

    Writer: Janet Mock

  • Access
    8.5/10 1,220 votes

    #17 - Access

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-06-10

    Blanca is denied access to a popular bar leading to a purposeful feud. Meanwhile, inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.

    Director: Ryan Murphy

    Writer: Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

  • Pink Slip
    8.5/10 927 votes

    #18 - Pink Slip

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-07-15

    Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever. Meanwhile, Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.

    Director: Tina Mabry

    Writer: Steven Canals, Our Lady J

  • Worth It
    8.5/10 790 votes

    #19 - Worth It

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-06-18

    Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Butterfly/Cocoon
    8.5/10 800 votes

    #20 - Butterfly/Cocoon

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-06-25

    A fatal mishap with a client leads Elektra to seek out the counsel of Blanca and Candy. Meanwhile, moving from friends to lovers proves to be a challenge for Angel and Lil Papi.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Intervention
    8.4/10 617 votes

    #21 - Intervention

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-05-02

    When Pray Tell's alcoholism leads to expected consequences, Blanca stages a much-needed intervention. Meanwhile, Blanca nervously prepares to meet Christopher's parents.

    Director: Steven Canals

    Writer: Steven Canals, Our Lady J

  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue
    8.3/10 523 votes

    #22 - Something Borrowed, Something Blue

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-05-23

    A visit from an old friend complicates Angel and Papi's wedding plans. Meanwhile, Elektra expands her business with the help of her new, shady, associates.

    Director: Steven Canals

    Writer: Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk

  • What Would Candy Do?
    8.1/10 703 votes

    #23 - What Would Candy Do?

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-07-16

    Competition gets the best of Damon and Ricky as they audition for a spot on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Blow
    8.1/10 655 votes

    #24 - Blow

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-07-30

    The House of Evangelista plan a large prank to antagonize Frederica. Meanwhile, Angel is introduced to the unsavory side of modeling

    Director: Jennie Livingston

    Writer: N/A

  • On The Run
    8.1/10 665 votes

    #25 - On The Run

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-05-02

    1994. With the AIDS epidemic reaching fever pitch, Blanca finds purpose working as a nurse's aide, but Blanca's history with a new patient leads to a challenging ordeal. Lemar shakes up the community when he becomes father to the unruly House of Khan.

    Director: Janet Mock

    Writer: Steven Canals, Janet Mock