The BEST Episodes of Flesh and Bone

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2019

Network: Starz

“Flesh and Bone” follows a young ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark, gritty, complex series unflinchingly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world and New York’s inherent drama. Claire is emotionally wounded, sexually damaged, and possesses self-destructive tendencies amid her vaulting ambitions. She is a transcendent ballerina, but her inner torment and aspirations drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when confronted with the machinations of the company’s mercurial Artistic Director, and an unwelcome visitor from her past.

Scorched Earth

#1 - Scorched Earth

Season 1 - Episode 8

Kiira's decision throws opening night into disarray. Daphne finds herself in the spotlight while Claire rises to artistic transcendence and Romeo's prophecy is revealed.

star 8.25
239 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Bulling Through

#2 - Bulling Through

Season 1 - Episode 1

Temporarily escaping her abusive and troubled past, Claire gains entry into New York City's prestigious American Ballet Company where she finds new opportunities and new enemies.

star 7.95
342 votes
Directors: David Michôd
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Full Dress

#3 - Full Dress

Season 1 - Episode 7

While opening night fast approaches, Paul faces setbacks that he blames on Toni. Kiira makes a big decision. Romeo's prophecy upsets a deeply insecure Claire.

star 7.89
202 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Bronwyn Garrity

#4 - M.I.A.

Season 1 - Episode 5

Claire and Kiira compete to become face of the ABC season. Mia worries that her eating disorder is doing real damage. Claire gets a better understanding of Sergei's interests.

star 7.83
211 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Jami O'Brien
Boogie Dark

#5 - Boogie Dark

Season 1 - Episode 4

Claire tries to expunge Bryan from her New York City life, while foraying deeper into the strip club world. Mia struggles with her continued pain, and Ross feels Paul's insecurity.

star 7.79
234 votes
Writers: David Wiener

#6 - F.U.B.A.R.

Season 1 - Episode 6

Thanksgiving arrives, and Paul's neuroses frays dancers nerves. Claire ventures home to see her ailing father and Bryan, who she hasn't seen since their horrifying encounter in New York.

star 7.78
204 votes
Directors: Sam Miller
Writers: Adam Rapp

#7 - Reconnaissance

Season 1 - Episode 3

The company hits financial jeopardy, but the show must go on. Choreographer Toni inspires the dancers and irks Paul. Claire inquires about the strip club. Bryan arrives in New York.

star 7.66
245 votes
Directors: Stefan Schwartz
Writers: Adam Rapp
Cannon Fodder

#8 - Cannon Fodder

Season 1 - Episode 2

Claire attempts to sever ties with her brother, but he comes looking for her. Paul engages a cutting- edge choreographer. Aging prima ballerina Kiira plots to stay in the limelight.

star 7.58
275 votes
Directors: Joshua Marston
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett