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The Best Episodes of The Bold Type

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

A glimpse into the outrageous lives of Jane, Kat and Sutton, who are working at the nation's top women's magazine, Scarlet, while navigating their careers, identities and individual voices.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:Freeform

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The best episode of "The Bold Type" is "Carry the Weight", rated 8.8/10 from 468 user votes. It was directed by Victor Nelli Jr. and written by Sarah Watson. "Carry the Weight" aired on 9/5/2017 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Don't Turn Away".

  • Carry the Weight
    8.8/10 468 votes

    #1 - Carry the Weight

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-09-05

    Jane gets an eye-opening experience when she is tasked with writing a piece about a performance artist/activist who is speaking out about sexual assault. Kat is distracted by thoughts of Adena while trying to throw a memorable NY Fashion Week party for Scarlet; and Sutton gets into an awkward situation with Richard.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Sarah Watson

  • Don't Turn Away
    8.6/10 124 votes

    #2 - Don't Turn Away

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-06-23

    Kat struggles to get a movement off the ground and is faced with a life-changing opportunity. Sutton gets an unexpected call that threatens the progress she’s made at therapy, and Jane is faced with her biggest challenge ever at Scarlet.

    Director: Aprill Winney

    Writer: Celeste Vasquez, Shani Am. Moore

  • Some Kind of Wonderful
    8.3/10 151 votes

    #3 - Some Kind of Wonderful

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-03-26

    Sutton and Richard’s wedding day is here, and Sutton is faced with a big decision. Jane tries to celebrate her friends while struggling to process recent discoveries. Kat’s continuing crusade against the board has unexpected and life-altering consequences.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Lara Azzopardi

  • I Expect You to Have Adventures
    8.3/10 154 votes

    #4 - I Expect You to Have Adventures

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-06-30

    After a season of big changes and hard decisions, the future looks bright for the women of “The Bold Type” … but it’s always full of surprises. Jane, Kat and Sutton each face huge choices and evaluate their own paths.

    Director: Aprill Winney

    Writer: Lara Azzopardi, Jessica Kozak

  • O Hell No
    8.2/10 534 votes

    #5 - O Hell No

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-07-11

    Kat finds herself questioning her identity as she continues to spend time with Adena. Jane is horrified when she is tasked with writing Scarlet’s sex column – especially when her story turns intensely personal. And Sutton is given an opportunity to advance at Scarlet, but questions if it’s what she really wants to be doing with her life.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Sarah Watson

  • Before Tequilla Sunrise
    8.2/10 383 votes

    #6 - Before Tequilla Sunrise

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-08-29

    Jane, Sutton, Alex, Pinstripe and Jacqueline are all trapped in the Scarlet offices due to a massive traffic jam. Forced to spend time together, Jane reexamines her feelings for Pinstripe. Sutton makes a surprising move. And when she learns Adena is leaving New York, Kat makes an impulsive decision.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Lynn Sternberger

  • Breaking Through the Noise
    8.2/10 161 votes

    #7 - Breaking Through the Noise

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-06-11

    When Jane and Jacqueline’s exposé makes an impact, Jacqueline takes a hard look at how she can make Scarlet an industry leader that practices what it preaches. Sutton celebrates the end of her design seminar with a fashion show but surprises herself with the results. Jane deals with an emotional fallout amidst a career high. Kat makes a choice not to run from her problems anymore.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Becky Hartman Edwards, Lijah J. Barasz, Celeste Vasquez

  • Love
    8.2/10 171 votes

    #8 - Love

    Season 4 Episode 15 - Aired 2020-07-09

    In five short love stories, Kat, Jane, Sutton, Jacqueline, and Alex confront challenges in their various relationships, bringing newfound understanding of their partners or creating irreparable rifts between them.

    Director: Aprill Winney

    Writer: Wendy Straker Hauser

  • We'll Always Have Paris
    8.1/10 207 votes

    #9 - We'll Always Have Paris

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-08-07

    Sutton’s professional dreams come true when she jets off to Paris for Fashion Week, but while there she gains a new perspective on her situation. Jane moves forward with her fertility plan until she learns surprising news about her options and is faced with Ben and Pinstripe’s different solutions. Kat faces pressure from Jacqueline to make their Paris party a success while attempting to reset her relationship with Adena.

    Director: Tara Nicole Weyr

    Writer: Annie Weisman

  • #TBT
    8.1/10 177 votes

    #10 - #TBT

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-05-14

    The Scarlet email hack brings up memories of the trio’s first meeting four years ago, reminding them that together they can overcome anything.

    Director: Anna Mastro

    Writer: Amy-Jo Perry, Céline Geiger

  • If You Can't Do It With Feeling
    8.0/10 452 votes

    #11 - If You Can't Do It With Feeling

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-07-25

    Sutton is flustered when someone at Scarlet has the wrong impression of her professional background. Jane is determined to prove she can have a friends with benefits relationship without feelings getting in the way. And Kat and Adena continue growing closer.

    Director: Anna Mastro

    Writer: Wendy Straker Hauser

  • The Breast Issue
    8.0/10 377 votes

    #12 - The Breast Issue

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-08-08

    In promoting Scarlet’s breast health awareness campaign, Kat tries to be bold with her message, but is left wondering whether her competitive nature is hurting her cause. Jane confronts past issues and current anxieties when she is tasked with writing a controversial piece about BRCA gene testing. Sutton is determined to excel at her tasks at hand, but when things fall apart, it’s Alex who rushes to her rescue.

    Director: Jamie Travis

    Writer: Matt McGuinness

  • Rose Colored Glasses
    8.0/10 265 votes

    #13 - Rose Colored Glasses

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-06-12

    Believing it shouldn’t matter, Kat bristles when Alex recommends she highlights that she is black in her company bio. However, while introducing her parents to Adena, Kat is forced to confront how her avoidance of labels has affected her life. Sutton is horrified when she discovers her fellow fashion assistants think she was asked to organize a photo shoot featuring “honorable men” for reasons other than her talent. And Jane tries to defend herself after the fallout from her Incite article, which doesn’t go as planned.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Wendy Straker Hauser

  • The Scarlet Letter
    8.0/10 230 votes

    #14 - The Scarlet Letter

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-06-19

    Sutton is in an awkward position when she is put in charge of hiring a photographer for an accessories shoot, and Kat asks her to hire Adena. Jane follows around a cute and altruistic doctor named Ben for her latest article. Scarlet’s newest board member, Cleo, causes Jacqueline to defend her role at the magazine.

    Director: Jamie Travis

    Writer: Céline Geiger

  • 5, 6, 7, 8
    8.0/10 133 votes

    #15 - 5, 6, 7, 8

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-03-19

    Jane decides to throw Sutton an epic bachelorette party, but the bride can’t quite bring herself to enjoy the festivities. Kat learns surprising info about RJ, which leads her to question the company’s morals. Jane gets career news while facing some devastating personal issues.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Celeste Vasquez, Lauren Parks

  • Lost
    8.0/10 130 votes

    #16 - Lost

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-06-25

    Sutton grapples with her complex reaction towards the massive changes in her life. At Kat's urging, Jane starts dating again. Kat plans her next move as she faces financial insecurity and turns to Alex for help.

    Director: Erin Ehrlich

    Writer: Celeste Vasquez

  • The Truth Will Set You Free
    8.0/10 125 votes

    #17 - The Truth Will Set You Free

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2020-07-02

    Jane isn’t comfortable in her post-surgery body, but a visit from her dad may change her outlook. Sutton and Richard make plans for the future. Kat tries to move forward at work with a podcast, but her first episode comes with a price.

    Director: Erin Ehrlich

    Writer: Ashley Skidmore

  • Rolling into the Future
    8.0/10 97 votes

    #18 - Rolling into the Future

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-06-09

    Jane faces unexpected performance reviews that shake her confidence in The Failing Feminist. Sutton’s attempts to move on from her divorce are thwarted by other’s opinions, and Kat reunites with Adena, who has a secret.

    Director: Yoko Okumura

    Writer: Chase Baxter, Sahar Jahani

  • The Woman Behind the Clothes
    7.9/10 445 votes

    #19 - The Woman Behind the Clothes

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-07-18

    Kat finds herself the victim of internet trolling when she stands up for gender inequality. Sutton thinks she may have found her dream job but worries she doesn’t have what it takes to make it work. And Jane pursues a story about a congresswoman but tries to find a different angle to make her voice heard.

    Director: Tara Nicole Weyr

    Writer: Justin W. Lo

  • No Feminism in the Champagne Room
    7.9/10 391 votes

    #20 - No Feminism in the Champagne Room

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-08-01

    Jane is stunned when the subject of her latest article, a woman who left a finance job to become an exotic dancer, threatens to sue Scarlet – and Jane. Sutton is excited when she thinks she’s making a step forward in her career. Kat questions whether she is ready for a real relationship with anyone, especially in light of recent events with Adena.

    Director: Jamie Travis

    Writer: Lynn Sternberger

  • The Domino Effect
    7.9/10 207 votes

    #21 - The Domino Effect

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-07-10

    Jane is thrilled when her sexual assault article for Scarlet is nominated for a prestigious journalism award. Determined to prove herself to Jacqueline, Jane jumps at the chance to write a follow-up piece, until the story takes an unexpected turn. Kat struggles with whether to tell Adena a secret and Sutton is given a challenging assignment – styling Richard’s date.

    Director: Anna Mastro

    Writer: Amy-Jo Perry

  • Trippin
    7.9/10 194 votes

    #22 - Trippin

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-07-31

    The girls take a trip to Sutton’s hometown and meet a few important figures from her past. Meanwhile, Jane struggles with planning for her future, and Kat feels a rift in her relationship with Adena. Guest starring Billy Magnussen.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Neel Shah, Céline Geiger

  • The Crossover
    7.9/10 100 votes

    #23 - The Crossover

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-06-02

    All eyes are on Jane as she and Jacqueline combat a public inconsistency in her latest story. Kat runs into an old friend, sparking a new idea. Alex uses his podcast to make a statement. Sutton gets a career win but a personal blow.

    Director: Jill Carter

    Writer: Lara Azzopardi, Lori Lakin Hutcherson

  • Three Girls in a Tub
    7.8/10 338 votes

    #24 - Three Girls in a Tub

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-08-15

    Richard is determined to get to know Sutton’s friends outside of the office and invites the girls to dinner, but things don’t quite go as planned. Sutton attempts to network with a new social circle by attending a high tea. While on a date with someone else, Jane comes to a realization about Pinstripe; and Jacqueline is forced to intervene when Kat’s new staffer keeps damaging Scarlet’s social media presence.

    Director: Jann Turner

    Writer: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson

  • Plus It Up
    7.8/10 175 votes

    #25 - Plus It Up

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-04-16

    Jane begins her fertility treatments in preparation for freezing her eggs and is assigned an article to write about her experience, but with a very personal twist. Kat learns that a prominent lesbian bar is being closed down and replaced with condos and decides to throw a Queer Prom to fundraise its rescue. Sutton moves in with Richard but struggles to accept his help when Oliver’s mysterious absences force her to put in more hours at work.

    Director: Ellen S. Pressman

    Writer: Matt McGuinness, Amanda Lasher