The BEST episodes of Claws

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

Follow the life and crimes of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Last Updated: 2/22/2024Network: TNT (US)Status: Ended
221 votes

#1 - Breezy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/12/2018

As a hurricane bears down on Palmetto, Desna proceeds with the plans for her big day, keen for the opportunity to settle all scores; opposing forces converge at a lavish golf resort, each determined to prevail against the others.

Directors: Dale Stern
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482 votes

#2 - Avalanche

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/13/2017

In the season finale, following a harrowing escape from Roller's grasp, Desna is on the run with Roller close behind, running from the Russians. Dean, Polly, and Virginia frantically search for Desna before time runs out. Meanwhile, Jennifer gets more involved with Hank.

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What Is Happening to America
163 votes

#3 - What Is Happening to America

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/28/2019

The crew makes elaborate plans to pay back the casino's debts only to find out they have a long way to go before they are out of the woods.

Directors: Carrie Preston
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512 votes

#4 - Ambrosia

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/6/2017

With the clock ticking, Desna is scrambling to get out of her worst trouble yet. Determined, she goes searching for the truth with her crew right behind her, save for Jennifer, who is learning how to cope as a Dixie Mafia wife.

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Melba Toast
157 votes

#5 - Melba Toast

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/4/2019

Desna and the crew have to tie up loose ends for the Triads if they want to stay alive. Meanwhile, guilt pushes Toby to do the unexpected, putting the entire crew in jeopardy.

Directors: Erica Watson
Writer: Emily Silver
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222 votes

#6 - Burn

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/22/2018

Desna learns that vengeance comes at a high cost when she plots revenge on those who betrayed her; Jenn struggles to keep her feelings in check, leading her and Bryce to make a big decision that could change everything.

Directors: Jamie Travis
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236 votes

#7 - Vaginalologist

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/8/2018

Desna continues to grow closer to Zlata, despite the crew's increasing concern as her relationship with Dr. Ruval intensifies; Dean gets an opportunity to showcase his talents; Uncle Daddy gets his mojo back.

Directors: Dale Stern
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Just the Tip
201 votes

#8 - Just the Tip

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2019

In the wake of Virginia being shot, the crew must regroup to face their off-kiltered new adversaries, Mac and Melba Lovestone, so they can run Bayside Rapture Casino like the bosses they are.

Directors: Dale Stern
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607 votes

#9 - Self-Portrait

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/16/2017

All of our girls go to their new fancy salon for the first time. They aren't met with the kindness of strangers. Desna and crew decide to compete in Florida's premiere nail design competition for a big cash prize. Feeling left out of the crew, Virginia does something shocking to get some of life's finer things. Jennifer finds out an agonizing secret of Desna's that may destroy their friendship forever.

Directors: Leila Gerstein
Writer: Tricia Brock
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579 votes

#10 - Escape

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/23/2017

After the big nail competition, Desna may finally get out from Uncle Daddy's grasp. Jennifer struggles knowing Desna's dark secret, while Polly discovers her previously unknown maternal instincts. Meanwhile, Dean may have found his first feelings of romantic love and makes a discovery that threatens to destroy everyone he knows and loves.

Directors: Shira Piven
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659 votes

#11 - Batshit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2017

Desna and Jennifer may be Dr. Ken's only hope, as Bryce wrongly accuses him of a heinous crime. Dean sees a disturbing billboard ad that hits too close to home, leaving Desna to cope with the dark aftermath. Meanwhile, Virginia and Desna are forced to go to Polly for help to rid the world of two horrible birds from Desna's past, with one well-aimed stone.

Directors: Howard Deutch
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Chapter Ten: Mercy
73 votes

#12 - Chapter Ten: Mercy

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/6/2022

Desna, our gangster queen of Palmetto, has her final showdown with her nemesis, Quiet Ann. She and her crew prepare to escape from Palmetto but Desna must jump through hoops in this explosive ending.

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545 votes

#13 - Teatro

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2017

With a shocking revelation affecting the entire crew, Jennifer finds unexpected solace in her square-dancing instructor, Hank. Polly uses all of her powers of bad for good, for the first time.

Directors: Nicole Kassell
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208 votes

#14 - Crossroads

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/29/2018

After a harrowing experience, Desna is offered a deal with Russian devil Zlata that's more intriguing than nail art on acrylics; Polly and Quiet Ann suffer betrayal by their boyfriends.

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254 votes

#15 - Scream

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/1/2018

In an attempt to cozy up to Ruval's mother, Desna puts together a spa day for her and a couple of young girls from his charity; Quiet Ann gets a surprise visit from her brother, who convinces her to attend a family dinner.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
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Chicken Pussy
150 votes

#16 - Chicken Pussy

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/2019

While Desna works to get Dean away from Mac and Melba, Quiet Ann gets the crew deeper into trouble.

Directors: Jamie Travis
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Til Death
210 votes

#17 - Til Death

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/5/2018

Polly gets an unexpected visit from her long-lost sister that sends her spinning out of control; Uncle Daddy and Roller join forces with their Dixie Mafia brethren and make a plan to take out the Russian and Haitian mafias for good.

Directors: Jamie Travis
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Double Dutch
242 votes

#18 - Double Dutch

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/15/2018

Faced with an agonizing dilemma, Desna and Dean take a road trip to seek guidance from a beloved childhood mentor; back in Palmetto, Jenn leans on Polly and Quiet Ann for help with a personal crisis; Virginia struggles to run the salon by herself.

Directors: Clare Kilner
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Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone
169 votes

#19 - Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/7/2019

Desna and Dean's world turns sideways when an unexpected relative appears from their past. Things take an even more unexpected twist when the Lovestones retaliate against Desna for getting in their way.

Directors: Niecy Nash
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271 votes

#20 - Shook

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/10/2018

Desna and the girls struggle to keep hope alive while still working under the thumb of the new Russian regime, spearheaded by Riva. Desna remains in the dark about her gangster/gyno boyfriend, Ruval. Virginia tells Dean that she's pregnant.

Directors: Marta Cunningham
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147 votes

#21 - Finna

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/11/2019

Just when the crew thought that they could boss up, fate takes a turn on Desna and Roller. As the walls close in on Desna's Queendom, she is forced to make a choice no one would have expected.

Directors: Dale Stern
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642 votes

#22 - Fallout

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/2/2017

Haunted by recent events with Roller, Desna is doubly desperate to get out from under Uncle Daddy's thumb. Meanwhile, Bryce drifts deeper into the Dixie Mafia, which Jennifer isn't happy about. Polly reunites with her former gold-digging "friend", while Quiet Ann is in a lady-mess of her own. Meanwhile, Dr. Ken finds himself in a world of trouble.

Directors: Victoria Mahoney
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Muscle & Flow
178 votes

#23 - Muscle & Flow

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/16/2019

Desna and her crew start working at the casino and discover the Lovestones are involved in some illegal business with a very important person.

Directors: Jamie Travis
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Cracker Casserole
284 votes

#24 - Cracker Casserole

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/17/2018

Desna, now pinned under the stiletto-tipped nail of Riva's sister, Zlata, must come up with an idea to generate more customers for the clinic. Meanwhile, Quiet Ann helps Dean and Virginia get to a very important appointment, which leads to an unexpected moment of joy.

Directors: Dale Stern
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Boy, Bye
168 votes

#25 - Boy, Bye

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/30/2019

After Desna discovers Mac and Melba have done something horrible to a loved one, she realizes just how far she is willing to go to save him.

Directors: Sheree Folkson
Writer: Sam Forman
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