The BEST episodes of Queen Sugar

Every episode of Queen Sugar ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Queen Sugar!

The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father — an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Last Updated: 5/5/2024Network: Oprah Winfrey NetworkStatus: Ended
50 votes

#1 - For They Existed

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/29/2022

As the series comes to a close, the Bordelons make one final attempt to get their land back.

Directors: Ava DuVernay
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So Far
510 votes

#2 - So Far

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/9/2016

Charlie searches for a new mill; and realizes that there's more to the story of the land than originally thought. In other events, Hollywood again tries to mend his relationship with Aunt Violet.

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47 votes

#3 - They Existed

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/8/2022

Everyone gathers to celebrate Prosper and Sandy’s wedding. Nova and Dominic reunite, Billie and Vince discuss their future, and Darla develops a plan to handle the Landrys.

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And Dream with Them Deeply
66 votes

#4 - And Dream with Them Deeply

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/2021

The Bordelons and Prosper’s daughter have a tense exchange. Plus, Ralph Angel and Darla make baby preparations, Micah relives past trauma, Nova faces some harsh truths, and Violet offers a helping hand.

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As Promised
521 votes

#5 - As Promised

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/5/2016

Nova's public comments about Charley's marriage causes a rift between the two; Ralph Angel tries to get out of an illegal arrangement; Charley learns what Davis did during the night in question.

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Never To Be The Same
58 votes

#6 - Never To Be The Same

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/2022

Everyone unites to save Cardale’s farm. Plus, the Avila boys receive big news, Nova sees her first love, and Darla makes an important decision about Chase.

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Oh Mamere
130 votes

#7 - Oh Mamere

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/21/2019

Blue's trauma is triggered when Micah takes him to the park. Darla learns the truth about the night Blue was conceived.

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Where with All
537 votes

#8 - Where with All

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/26/2016

As the Bordelons prepare for a hurricane, many of the family's underlying issues are brought to the surface. The incoming storm threatens the farm, and while preparing to protect their property, Remy calls into question Charley's treatment of her staff.

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And You Would Be One of Them
72 votes

#9 - And You Would Be One of Them

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/2021

Charley makes a decision about her future with Davis, Micah and Isaiah discuss their friendship, and Hollywood locates Theo. Plus, the Bordelon family develops a plan to get their land back, and finally, Darla gives birth.

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139 votes

#10 - Here

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/4/2019

Nova tries to make amends with Angel and Ralph; Violet tries to forget her past; Charley and Micah talk about college.

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I No Longer Imagine
127 votes

#11 - I No Longer Imagine

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/19/2019

Ralph Angel confronts Nova, and Micah has a physical altercation with another student, which leads to a charged conversation with Charley.

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Far Too Long
501 votes

#12 - Far Too Long

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/23/2016

The Bordelons continue to look for a new mill in time for harvest, and Charley's search for an investor motivates her to make a cunning decision in relation to Davis basketball career. Meanwhile, Ralph Angel devises his own solution to the Bordelons dilemma, and Charley's objection creates friction.

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Give Us This Day
473 votes

#13 - Give Us This Day

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/30/2016

Charley continues to make calculated decisions about Davis' basketball career and her desire to secure an investor in the farm. Davis attempts to repair his relationship with his son, Micah, but he faces resistance. Meanwhile, Nova and Calvin finally reunite; however, their relationship causes controversy in the community. Violet learns of Hollywood's departure and tries to make amends, and Ralph Angel makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.Tune in to the gripping season finale of Queen Sugar.

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I Am
135 votes

#14 - I Am

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/11/2019

Violet and Sam Landry’s past is uncovered; Charley realizes that Sam used her; The Bordelon family work on facing their future together.

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Pleasure is Black
138 votes

#15 - Pleasure is Black

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/12/2019

Ralph Angel learns that his parole has concluded, Charley and Romero enjoy each other's company and the Bordelon family celebrate the opening of Vi's Prized Pies and Diner.

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In No Uncertain Terms
566 votes

#16 - In No Uncertain Terms

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/12/2016

Charley deals with the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel decides to farm full time; Aunt Violet finds out information about Hollywood that threatens their relationship.

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Dream Variations
246 votes

#17 - Dream Variations

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/15/2017

Charley's shocking plan to save her business puts her relationship with Remy in jeopardy. Hollywood proposes to Violet. Nova and Remy share an unexpected moment. Ralph Angel decides if he can forgive Darla.

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Soothing Electric Vibration
51 votes

#18 - Soothing Electric Vibration

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/11/2022

Ralph Angel struggles to adjust to his new circumstances, and an NDA from Chase triggers Darla. Plus, Micah receives an unexpected visit over his questionable decisions, and everyone celebrates Prosper and Sandy’s upcoming nuptials.

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They Would Bloom and Welcome You
62 votes

#19 - They Would Bloom and Welcome You

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/2021

Charley makes a decision about running for Congress, Isaiah offers support to Micah, and Nova deals with the effects of the police raid. Finally, Sam Landry offers a devil’s deal to Ralph Angel.

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May 19, 2020
77 votes

#20 - May 19, 2020

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/16/2021

Charley throws Darla a surprise bridal shower, leading up to a gorgeous and joyful wedding the whole family enjoys.

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43 votes

#21 - Whisper to Us

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/1/2022

Ralph Angel and Darla learn startling information about Sam Landry that could threaten the co-op. Plus, Micah finds his footing, Nova grows closer to Camille, and Hollywood and Violet discuss their future in fostering.

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May 27, 2020
74 votes

#22 - May 27, 2020

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/23/2021

The Bordelons' lives are impacted by the tragic murder of George Floyd; Nova asks Calvin to recount something from his past; Ralph Angel and Darla give Blue a version of "The Talk."

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Freedom's Plow
429 votes

#23 - Freedom's Plow

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/2/2017

Darla reaches out to her family to share her big news. Violet's condition worsens. Nova's Zika story causes concern in the community. Micah finally comes to terms with his emotions. Charley receives an unexpected visit from her mother, and the two have an honest conversation about Charley's upbringing.

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All the Borders
137 votes

#24 - All the Borders

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/7/2019

Charley learns some devastating news about her mill, Violet calls in a favor from Sam Landry. Nova has an intense conversation with a past lover. Meanwhile, Ralph Angel and Darla comfort one another while Romero and Charley's relationship hits a roadblock.

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Stare at the Same Fires
137 votes

#25 - Stare at the Same Fires

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/14/2019

Violet confesses a hard truth to Hollywood; Micah turns to Ralph Angel for advice about his relationship; Nova helps Charley when she hits a low point; and the community comes together at the Queen Sugar Mill to say enough is enough.

Writer: Lisa Morales
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