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The Best Episodes of The Idol

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

After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn's last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?

Genre:Drama
Network:HBO

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Idol" is "Pop Tarts & Rat Tales", rated 5.3/10 from 4447 user votes. It was directed by Sam Levinson and written by N/A. "Pop Tarts & Rat Tales" aired on 6/4/2023 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Double Fantasy".

  • Pop Tarts & Rat Tales
    5.3/10 4,447 votes

    #1 - Pop Tarts & Rat Tales

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-06-04

    As Jocelyn preps for her triumphant return, a leaked photo sends her team into crisis mode – just as a journalist arrives to do an in-depth profile on her. Later, Jocelyn has a chance encounter with nightclub owner Tedros.

    Director: Sam Levinson

    Writer: N/A

  • Double Fantasy
    4.9/10 3,389 votes

    #2 - Double Fantasy

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-06-11

    After clashing with her team over her album's first single, Jocelyn pushes herself to the limit on the set of her new music video, while Nikki sees potential in backup dancer Dyanne. Later, Tedros introduces Jocelyn and Leia to Izaak and Chloe from his inner circle.

    Director: Sam Levinson

    Writer: N/A

  • Stars Belong to the World
    4.7/10 2,132 votes

    #3 - Stars Belong to the World

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-06-25

    While fighting for the upper hand in her relationship with Tedros, Jocelyn becomes determined to introduce her new persona to the world. Later, Jocelyn’s team discusses her increasing involvement with Tedros and his inner circle.

    Director: Sam Levinson

    Writer: N/A

  • Daybreak
    4.5/10 2,643 votes

    #4 - Daybreak

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-06-18

    As Tedros inserts himself into Jocelyn's life by offering input on her wardrobe and collaborators, Leia brings her growing concerns to Chaim and Destiny. But when her team suddenly begins to soften toward Tedros, Jocelyn becomes even more emotionally tethered to him.

    Director: Sam Levinson

    Writer: N/A

  • Jocelyn Forever
    4.0/10 2,403 votes

    #5 - Jocelyn Forever

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-07-02

    While planning a showcase for her upcoming tour, Jocelyn begins to take control of the relationships around her – much to Tedros’s dismay. Later, a meeting with Jocelyn disrupts Nikki’s plans for Dyanne, as disturbing news about Jocelyn’s ex emerges.

    Director: Sam Levinson

    Writer: N/A