The BEST Episodes of Pose

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 1, 2021

Network: FX

Spotlights the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the 1980s.

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Mother of The Year

#1 - Mother of The Year

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2018

The ultimate showdown takes places at the Princess Ball, when the House of Evangelista battles against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided.

star 8.96
329 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
In My Heels

#2 - In My Heels

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 20, 2019

After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed.

star 8.76
238 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Acting Up

#3 - Acting Up

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 11, 2019

Convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams despite putting her own on the backburner. Meanwhile, Pray Tell joins an activist organization fighting for the rights of HIV positive people.

star 8.52
290 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Never Knew Love Like This Before

#4 - Never Knew Love Like This Before

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2019

The Ballroom community is shaken to its core when a valued member is brutally attacked.

star 8.52
283 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 3, 2018

In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis. Alongside the members of her newly formed House of Evangelista, Blanca competes in the House Ballroom scene against her former mother and recent rival, Elektra Abundance. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company.

star 8.50
434 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals

#6 - Revelations

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2019

Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding.

star 8.45
222 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Steven Canals
Love is the Message

#7 - Love is the Message

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 8, 2018

Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.

star 8.42
316 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy
Life's A Beach

#8 - Life's A Beach

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 13, 2019

With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore.

star 8.42
239 votes
Writers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J
Giving and Receiving

#9 - Giving and Receiving

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 17, 2018

The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel’s lack of holiday spirit. Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.

star 8.41
338 votes
Directors: Nelson Cragg
Writers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J
Worth It

#10 - Worth It

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 18, 2019

Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.

star 8.39
269 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
The Fever

#11 - The Fever

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 24, 2018

Candy's insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.

star 8.33
323 votes
Writers: Janet Mock

#12 - Butterfly/Cocoon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 25, 2019

A fatal mishap with a client leads Elektra to seek out the counsel of Blanca and Candy. Meanwhile, moving from friends to lovers proves to be a challenge for Angel and Lil Papi.

star 8.28
295 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Our Lady J

#13 - Access

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 10, 2018

Blanca is denied access to a popular bar leading to a purposeful feud. Meanwhile, inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.

star 8.26
321 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Mother's Day

#14 - Mother's Day

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 1, 2018

Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.

star 8.25
322 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Steven Canals
Pink Slip

#15 - Pink Slip

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2018

Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever. Meanwhile, Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.

star 8.17
302 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Our Lady J, Steven Canals

#16 - Blow

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 30, 2019

The House of Evangelista plan a large prank to antagonize Frederica. Meanwhile, Angel is introduced to the unsavory side of modeling.

star 8.05
224 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
What Would Candy Do?

#17 - What Would Candy Do?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 16, 2019

Competition gets the best of Damon and Ricky as they audition for a spot on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour.

star 7.92
243 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Steven Canals
Love's in Need of Love Today

#18 - Love's in Need of Love Today

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 23, 2019

After falling ill while organizing his annual AIDS Cabaret, PrayTell lands in the hospital leading to a series of unexpected visitors.

star 7.55
239 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J