The BEST Episodes of Diary of a Future President

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2021

Network: Disney+

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.

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First Gentleman

#1 - First Gentleman

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena discovers that all of her friends have already had their first kisses.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Ilana Peña
October Surprise

#2 - October Surprise

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena finally gets the school to change its mascot, but students turn against her in the process.

star 7.67
9 votes
The National Stage

#3 - The National Stage

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

When Sasha is overcome with stage fright, Elena to takes on the role to save the play.

star 7.54
13 votes
Two Party System

#4 - 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.

star 7.53
17 votes
Supreme Court Injustice

#5 - Supreme Court Injustice

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena creates a new rebellious internet persona and loses herself a little in the process.

star 7.40
5 votes
State of the Union

#6 - 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.

star 7.17
18 votes
Pleading the Fifth

#7 - Pleading the Fifth

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena enlists her Ñeñe (and Gabi's mother) Francisca to help get her mom off her back.

star 7.13
8 votes
Brain Trust

#8 - Brain Trust

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Gabi wants to help Elena with her campaign speech and Winter Carnival booth. Elena has other ideas.

star 7.13
8 votes
Matters of Diplomacy

#9 - 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.

star 7.12
17 votes
Disaster Relief

#10 - 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.

star 7.03
30 votes
Quid Pro Quo

#11 - Quid Pro Quo

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

With Gabi out of town and Sam at his poker game, Bobby and Elena throw a party.

star 7.00
8 votes
The National Mall

#12 - 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.

star 6.96
28 votes
Habeas Corpus

#13 - 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.

star 6.95
19 votes
The New Deal

#14 - 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.

star 6.94
32 votes
Directors: Angela C. Tortu
Foreign Relations

#15 - 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.

star 6.85
20 votes

#16 - 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.

star 6.82
22 votes
United Nations

#17 - United Nations

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena gets a lower-than-expected grade on a test and tries to get her grades up.

star 6.73
11 votes
Strategic Alliance

#18 - Strategic Alliance

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena joins the school play to spend time with Sasha, but is dismayed when Claude also signs up.

star 6.70
10 votes
Back In Session

#19 - Back In Session

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 18, 2021

Elena thinks she has it all figured out, but soon realizes that's not the case.

star 6.64
11 votes
Directors: Gina Rodriguez
Hello World

#20 - 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.

star 6.43
46 votes
Directors: Gina Rodriguez