The BEST Episodes of Diary of a Future President
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021
Elena is a 12-year-old Cuban American girl who attends middle school and must make her way through the personal and social pressures of adolescence. Told through Elena's narration as written in her diary, the series follows the daily events of her life and her interactions with friends and family. She lives with her older brother, Bobby; and mother, Gabi, who develops a new relationship with Sam, a lawyer from her firm. Elena has a strong desire to become a president of the United States, which is made visible through flashforwards to her political campaign as an adult.
#1 - Two Party System
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 20, 2020
In Tallahassee, Elena has unresolved issues with Jessica, and she decides to take a Senator’s inspiring advice, to find a solution. Bobby struggles with expressing himself and finds comfort in Sam’s guidance. Gabi tries to pretend like everything is fine at work, despite her new normal with Sam.
#2 - State of the Union
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 13, 2020
Elena is shocked to discover that Sasha wants to switch roommates for the Tallahassee field trip. Desperate to run from her problems, she misses the bus on purpose, only to be driven by Gabi – who’s fleeing from her own issues with Sam. Bobby, still confused by his behavior at the dance, tells his girlfriend that he loves her.
#3 - Matters of Diplomacy
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 6, 2020
As she prepares for the big dance, Elena is shocked to discover she has a “mustache.” Attempts to fix it only make it worse, forcing her to “own” her look. Bobby and his buddies plan a prank for the dance, but when it doesn’t go the way Bobby expected, he lashes out at Liam. Gabi’s discomfort with her new relationship only grows when her mother invites the entire family over to meet Sam.
#4 - Disaster Relief
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2020
In an attempt to find her "reason for being," Elena tries to become Orange Bay Middle’s Hurricane Watch Captain. Bobby prepares to go to "Miami Second Base" with new crush Monyca-with-a-Y. Gabi is excited to have her first real date with Sam, but family obligations keep getting in the way.
#5 - The National Mall
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 7, 2020
In an effort to stop waiting for womanhood to come to them, Elena and Sasha stray from their usual mall stores to the forbidden Intimates & More – which leads Elena to become an accidental criminal. Bobby's friends throw a kickback to try to help Bobby get more alone time with Monyca. Gabi tries to prove to her boss that she’s perfect for the new case at work.
#6 - The New Deal
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2020
After learning Gabi has a new boyfriend, Elena worries about maintaining her role in the family. Bobby meets his match on the tennis court, and Sam helps Gabi deal with the loss of her favorite sandwich when it's abruptly taken off the lunch menu.
#7 - Habeas Corpus
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 21, 2020
When Elena gets detention, she discovers a new group of kids who are so much more than their reputation. Bobby is psyched to watch a cult classic with his buddies, but is surprised when the movie forces him to reveal an aspect of his life that he wasn't prepared to share. Meanwhile, Gabi is bummed to have lost an important case to a bigger firm, only to be significantly cheered up by Sam.
#8 - Foreign Relations
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2020
Elena desperately wants to go to her first middle school dance with Joey, only to find out that he would rather go with an eighth-grade girl. Bobby and Liam go to Jupiter to compete in a tennis tournament, but find their plans thwarted. Gabi is finally ready to donate the last of her late husband’s belongings, but her feelings change when she finds an old memento.
#9 - Whistleblower
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2020
When Elena learns her school mascot honors a man with a horrific past, she makes it her mission to have the mascot changed. Bobby grapples with his heritage when an opposing team member makes fun of him for the way his name is spelled. Gabi tries to find the work-life balance between a case she's thrilled to be working on and a boss who doesn’t have boundaries.
#10 - Hello World
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2020
Elena battles a series of curve balls at school, as she forgets to do a homework assignment for the first time ever and struggles with whether or not to keep a secret about her former best friend. Meanwhile her mom, Gabi, struggles to tell her kids about her new boyfriend, Sam.