The BEST Episodes of Pose

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2019

Network: FX

Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Mother of The Year

#1 - Mother of The Year

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.94
210 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
In My Heels

#2 - In My Heels

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.72
149 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Acting Up

#3 - Acting Up

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 8.58
205 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals
Love is the Message

#4 - Love is the Message

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 8.55
202 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy
Never Knew Love Like This Before

#5 - Never Knew Love Like This Before

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.52
185 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy
Pilot

#6 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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
286 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
Worth It

#7 - Worth It

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 8.48
194 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
Giving and Receiving

#8 - Giving and Receiving

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.46
218 votes
Directors: Nelson Cragg
Writers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J
Butterfly/Cocoon

#9 - Butterfly/Cocoon

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.44
188 votes
Directors: Janet Mock
Writers: Our Lady J
Revelations

#10 - Revelations

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.44
145 votes
Directors: Steven Canals
Writers: Steven Canals
Mother's Day

#11 - Mother's Day

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 8.39
208 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Steven Canals
The Fever

#12 - The Fever

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 8.37
208 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
Life's A Beach

#13 - Life's A Beach

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 8.36
157 votes
Writers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J
Access

#14 - Access

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 8.35
226 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
Pink Slip

#15 - Pink Slip

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.30
187 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Our Lady J, Steven Canals
Blow

#16 - Blow

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 8.17
147 votes
Writers: Janet Mock
What Would Candy Do?

#17 - What Would Candy Do?

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 8.08
161 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

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

star 7.67
163 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J