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The Best Episodes of Sex Education

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

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:Netflix

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Sex Education" is "Episode 7", rated 9/10 from 6917 user votes. It was directed by Ben Taylor and written by Laurie Nunn. "Episode 7" aired on 1/17/2020 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 5".

  • Episode 7
    9.0/10 6,917 votes

    #1 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-01-17

    Welcome to the morning after. "Sex kid" has made a huge mess—and just can't stop barfing. Chaos comes to class, and in detention, the girls bond.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 5
    8.9/10 5,483 votes

    #2 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Vivid history collides with real awkwardness in France as the poo hits a windshield and friends slam on the brakes. A spark reignites. Jean explodes.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Mawaan Rizwan

  • Episode 5
    8.7/10 6,071 votes

    #3 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-01-11

    An explicit pic puts a mean girl on the spot. Maeve wants to track down the shaming culprit, forcing Otis to make a tough choice on an important day.

    Director: Kate Herron

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart, Laura Hunter

  • Episode 7
    8.7/10 5,727 votes

    #4 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-01-11

    The big dance brings out the best, and the drama, in Moordale's student body. Otis finds a date, Maeve gets her dress, and Eric returns with style.

    Director: Kate Herron

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart

  • Episode 7
    8.7/10 4,630 votes

    #5 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Home is where the heat is. Jean contends with a hot mess and a cold shoulder. Maeve deals with a mum on the run. The "sex school" finally goes public.

    Director: Runyararo Mapfumo

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart

  • Episode 3
    8.6/10 4,818 votes

    #6 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Self-expression is out as uniforms sweep the student body. Aimee opens up about the assault while Jackson bonds with cool nonbinary student Cal.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn, Alice Seabright

  • Episode 8
    8.5/10 4,934 votes

    #7 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-09-17

    As a new day dawns, Moordale's fate hangs in the balance. Aimee spills. Eric confesses. Otis haunts the hospital. Honesty matters now, more than ever.

    Director: Runyararo Mapfumo

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 6
    8.4/10 5,074 votes

    #8 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-01-17

    Bouncing back is the only option, so Otis throws a small gathering that turns rowdy, and Jackson deals with the healing. Who can handle the truth?

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart

  • Episode 1
    8.4/10 5,065 votes

    #9 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Moordale's friskiest come together again — in more ways than one. Otis sports a 'stache but hides a secret. Jean comes clean. A head teacher arrives.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 3
    8.3/10 5,882 votes

    #10 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-01-11

    Otis' clinic achieves liftoff, as does his attraction to Maeve, who unexpectedly asks him for help. Eric swings off on his own and fields a come-on.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart

  • Episode 8
    8.3/10 5,471 votes

    #11 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-01-11

    Otis feels violated by Jean's new book, and Maeve takes the fall for her brother. Eric serves detention with an old foe, while Lily's body betrays her.

    Director: Kate Herron

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 3
    8.2/10 4,854 votes

    #12 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-01-17

    On her way to surprise Maeve, Aimee gets a horrible shock on the bus. Rahim connects with Eric as a Milburn family dinner gets seriously awkward.

    Director: Sophie Goodhart

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart

  • Episode 2
    8.2/10 4,364 votes

    #13 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Makeovers take over when Ruby gives Otis a magnetic revamp and Hope tones the school down. Way down. Elsewhere, Eric and Adam look to level up.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Sophie Goodhart

  • Episode 4
    8.1/10 5,430 votes

    #14 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-01-11

    Eric realizes Otis has fallen for Maeve. But the young sex therapist finds himself torn when hot guy Jackson seeks help with his secret crush.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn, Laura Neal

  • Episode 1
    8.1/10 5,309 votes

    #15 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-01-17

    Masturbation turns out to be Otis' secret talent, but can he master his unruly desires for Ola? A chlamydia outbreak distracts the student body.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 4
    8.1/10 4,711 votes

    #16 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-01-17

    Ola wants to go all the way, but Otis is on edge. Jean and Maeve need their space. Jackson has performance worries, and star-crossed lovers reconnect.

    Director: Alice Seabright

    Writer: Laurie Nunn, Rosie Jones

  • Episode 4
    8.1/10 4,186 votes

    #17 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-09-17

    In the cold light of day, can sex turn into intimacy, and vice versa? Ruby recoils from Otis. Maeve connects with Isaac. Abstinence roils Moordale.

    Director: Runyararo Mapfumo

    Writer: Selina Lim

  • Episode 6
    8.0/10 5,168 votes

    #18 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-01-11

    Eric's trauma isolates him, and Maeve's essay wins a prize. Otis tries to hook up with Lily, but his deep-seated issues get in the way.

    Director: Kate Herron

    Writer: Laurie Nunn, Freddy Syborn

  • Episode 1
    7.9/10 6,961 votes

    #19 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-01-11

    Despite the ministrations of sex therapist mom Jean and encouragement from pal Eric, Otis worries that he can't get it on. He's not the only one.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 2
    7.9/10 5,902 votes

    #20 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-01-11

    Egged on by Maeve—and finding that dispensing sex tips is tougher than he thought—Otis tries offering free advice at a classmate's house party.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 2
    7.9/10 4,853 votes

    #21 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-01-17

    After Jean makes a cringey appearance at school, Otis tries his hand at pleasing Ola—and advising a hapless teacher. Fearless Maeve buckles.

    Director: Sophie Goodhart

    Writer: Laurie Nunn, Mawaan Rizwan

  • Episode 8
    7.8/10 6,586 votes

    #22 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-01-17

    The talking cure may be failing Otis and Jean as they sort out their issues. A wary Maeve makes the finals. Sexy Shakespeare never goes out of style.

    Director: Ben Taylor

    Writer: Laurie Nunn

  • Episode 6
    7.8/10 4,133 votes

    #23 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-09-17

    The truth is out there: Maeve gets the news, Aimee reveals her vulva cupcakes and more, and Eric navigates Nigerian life. Hope goes to new extremes.

    Director: Runyararo Mapfumo

    Writer: Temi Wilkey

  • Episode 5
    7.7/10 4,760 votes

    #24 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-01-17

    Otis and Eric get away from romance and retreat to the woods with Remi. But parents aren’t perfect, as Maeve knows. Later, Ola follows her heart.

    Director: Alice Seabright

    Writer: Laurie Nunn, Richard Gadd

  • Episode 6
    7.6/10 3,187 votes

    #25 - Episode 6

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-09-21

    Goodbyes are never easy, but this one's a mess. With emotions firing on all cylinders, Maeve finds the right words. Aimee gets inspired; Eric gets real.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A