The BEST episodes of Butterfly

Every episode of Butterfly ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Butterfly!

From a young age, 11-year-old son, Max, has identified as a girl and as puberty looms, he begins to present increasing signs of gender variance. When Max was eight, his father, Stephen, left the family home. But as Max’s conviction that he’s in the wrong body intensifies, his distress escalates, and Stephen seizes the opportunity to return to live at the family home and support his son.

Last Updated: 5/8/2024Network: ITV1Status: Ended
Episode 2
50 votes

#1 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2018

Maxine attempts to mutilate herself, convincing her parents that she must be allowed to live openly as a girl. However, her grandmother is appalled by the development, while the doctors at the gender clinic take the view that she is not yet ready to undergo medical intervention. Lily feels neglected by her family, leading her into a situation she is not ready for. Vicky takes desperate measures, stealing money from the business to take Maxine to America, in the hope that help can be found there.

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Episode 3
41 votes

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/28/2018

Vicky forges Stephen's signature to obtain consent for Maxine's treatment at a US clinic, but he has already reported her to the police and she is arrested on her return to the UK. A social worker is appointed to determine what is best for the family, leaving both parents facing the prospect of losing their child. Vicky makes a confession to Paula as she tries to make peace - which Stephen uses against her.

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Episode 1
63 votes

#3 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/14/2018

Max begins to dress and behave as a girl but when he wants to be known by Maxine, his father struggles to cope with the news.

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