The BEST Episodes of Claws

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Network: TNT (US)

Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris star in the hour-long dramedy that follows the rise 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.


#1 - Breezy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.

star 8.15
217 votes
Directors: Dale Stern

#2 - Avalanche

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.

star 8.14
552 votes
What Is Happening to America

#3 - What Is Happening to America

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.13
152 votes
Directors: Carrie Preston
Writers: Doug Stockstill
Melba Toast

#4 - Melba Toast

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.

star 8.06
144 votes
Directors: Erica Watson
Writers: Emily Silver
Just the Tip

#5 - Just the Tip

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.92
184 votes
Directors: Dale Stern
Writers: Eliot Laurence
Chicken Pussy

#6 - Chicken Pussy

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 21, 2019

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

star 7.91
140 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Sigrid Gilmer

#7 - Ambrosia

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.91
598 votes

#8 - Vaginalologist

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.89
241 votes
Directors: Dale Stern

#9 - Burn

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.89
227 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis

#10 - Escape

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.87
673 votes
Directors: Shira Piven
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen

#11 - Teatro

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.87
645 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
Writers: Maisha Closson

#12 - Finna

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.86
129 votes
Directors: Dale Stern
Writers: Eliot Laurence, Janine Sherman Barrois

#13 - Batshit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.83
772 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Janine Sherman Barrois
Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone

#14 - Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.81
154 votes
Directors: Niecy Nash
Writers: Darrin Dortch

#15 - Self-Portrait

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.80
727 votes
Directors: Leila Gerstein
Writers: Tricia Brock

#16 - Scream

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.80
260 votes
Directors: Billie Woodruff
Writers: Maisha Closson

#17 - Crossroads

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.78
218 votes
Boy, Bye

#18 - Boy, Bye

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.78
154 votes
Directors: Sheree Folkson
Writers: Sam Forman
Til Death

#19 - Til Death

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.78
212 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Double Dutch

#20 - Double Dutch

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.77
244 votes
Directors: Clare Kilner

#21 - Shook

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.75
284 votes
Writers: Eliot Laurence
Muscle & Flow

#22 - Muscle & Flow

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.74
169 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Janine Sherman Barrois
Welcome to the Pleasuredome

#23 - Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 23, 2019

After discovering Mac and Melba’s surprise gift in the salon, Desna and the crew go to their “fundraiser” to retrieve information to use against them.

star 7.73
157 votes
Directors: Dale Stern
Writers: Maisha Closson
Fly Like An Eagle

#24 - Fly Like An Eagle

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2019

After successfully leveraging what she knows about Governor Patel in an attempt to win her brother back, a victorious Desna returns to the casino, only to learn that Dean is more entranced under Mac and Melba's spell than she realized.

star 7.70
148 votes
Directors: Clare Kilner
Writers: Sharon Lee Watson
Cracker Casserole

#25 - Cracker Casserole

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.70
292 votes
Directors: Dale Stern
Writers: Janine Sherman Barrois