The BEST Episodes of Pose

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 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
345 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
The Trunk

#2 - The Trunk

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 9, 2021

After she is unjustly arrested, Elektra convinces Blanca to aid in disposing of the trunk in her closet before law enforcement finds it.

star 8.83
152 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Janet Mock
In My Heels

#3 - 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 8.74
262 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Something Old, Something New

#4 - Something Old, Something New

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 30, 2021

While the dust settles on their unforeseen life change, Papi adjusts to being a guardian and Angel seeks guidance from an unexpected source.

star 8.73
132 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Janet Mock
Series Finale (2)

#5 - Series Finale (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 6, 2021

When Blanca discovers an HIV clinical trial is denying access to people of color she joins ACT UP in an effort to get Pray Tell the medication.

star 8.67
91 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Pilot

#6 - 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
457 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Never Knew Love Like This Before

#7 - 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 8.50
308 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy
Acting Up

#8 - 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 8.47
307 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Love is the Message

#9 - 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
330 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy
Life's A Beach

#10 - 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 8.41
263 votes
Writers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J
Revelations

#11 - Revelations

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2019

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

star 8.41
242 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Steven Canals
Giving and Receiving

#12 - 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 8.40
353 votes
Directors: Nelson Cragg
Writers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J
Series Finale (1)

#13 - Series Finale (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 6, 2021

When Blanca discovers an HIV clinical trial is denying access to people of color she joins ACT UP in an effort to get Pray Tell the medication.

star 8.39
121 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Worth It

#14 - 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 8.38
285 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
Something Borrowed, Something Blue

#15 - Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 23, 2021

A visit from an old friend complicates Angel and Papi's wedding plans. Meanwhile, Elektra expands her business with the help of her new, shady, associates.

star 8.34
123 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
The Fever

#16 - 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 8.32
339 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
Butterfly/Cocoon

#17 - 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 8.27
317 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Our Lady J
Mother's Day

#18 - 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 8.26
337 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Steven Canals
Access

#19 - 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 8.24
339 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Take Me To Church

#20 - Take Me To Church

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 16, 2021

After a startling health update, Pray Tell returns home to reconnect with his birth family.

star 8.23
135 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Janet Mock, Steven Canals
On The Run

#21 - On The Run

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 2, 2021

1994. With the AIDS epidemic reaching fever pitch, Blanca finds purpose working as a nurse's aide at Roosevelt hospital alongside her new love, Christopher. But Blanca's history with a new patient leads to a challenging ordeal. Meanwhile, Lemar shakes up the ballroom community when he becomes father to the unruly House of Khan forcing the House of Evangelista to consider reassembling.

star 8.18
152 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Janet Mock, Steven Canals
Pink Slip

#22 - 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
315 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Our Lady J, Steven Canals
Intervention

#23 - Intervention

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 2, 2021

When Pray Tell's alcoholism leads to expected consequences, Blanca stages a much-needed intervention. Meanwhile, Blanca nervously prepares to meet Christopher's parents.

star 8.12
145 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Our Lady J, Steven Canals
Blow

#24 - 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 8.00
243 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
What Would Candy Do?

#25 - 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
261 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Steven Canals