The BEST episodes directed by Mike Nichols

Millennium Approaches - The Messenger
58 votes

#1 - Millennium Approaches - The Messenger

Angels in America - Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

Millennium Approaches - Bad News
87 votes

#2 - Millennium Approaches - Bad News

Angels in America - Season 1 - Episode 1

New York City, 1985. A gay couple's relationship is rocked by the revelation that one has AIDS; a young man named Joe Pitts is offered a job by conservative icon Roy Cohn — who also learns he has AIDS.

Millennium Approaches - In Vitro
72 votes

#3 - Millennium Approaches - In Vitro

Angels in America - Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

Perestroika - Heaven, I'm in Heaven
54 votes

#4 - Perestroika - Heaven, I'm in Heaven

Angels in America - Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

Perestroika - Stop Moving
54 votes

#5 - Perestroika - Stop Moving

Angels in America - Season 1 - Episode 4

While Joe is being seduced by Louis, Prior is being aroused by the baffled Angel. Meanwhile, Roy's health worsens; Harper's hallucination is interrupted by reality; Prior tells Belize about his divine mission; and Hannah tries to help Harper.

Perestroika - Beyond Nelly
49 votes

#6 - Perestroika - Beyond Nelly

Angels in America - Season 1 - Episode 5

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.