The BEST episodes of Queens

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

Estranged and out-of-touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches—their ‘90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.

Last Updated: 4/12/2023Network:ABC (US)
Nasty Girl Records
28 votes

#1 - Nasty Girl Records

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/11/2022

Putting old rivalries aside, the ladies embark on a new career venture with Zadie, aka “Lady Z.” Meanwhile, Jill faces her past while standing up to her disapproving father and Naomi encourages Zadie to demand justice.

Directors: Sidney Sidell
Writer: Kyra Jones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Who You Calling a Bitch?
37 votes

#2 - Who You Calling a Bitch?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/2/2021

After a bad concert review, the women come to terms with the fact that their old image and music no longer serve them; and while Naomi struggles to maintain creative control, Brianna argues for a more collaborative group effort. Meanwhile, Eric takes Valeria out to dinner and dancing in hopes of inspiring her creativity. Later, Naomi gets a second chance to prove herself to JoJo.

Directors: Shiri Appleby
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ain’t No Sunshine
39 votes

#3 - Ain’t No Sunshine

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/9/2021

Brianna faces some unexpected emotions and circumstances in her home life, but she finds support amongst her Queens. Meanwhile, Jill continues to struggle with her romantic relationships, and Naomi grapples with the truth behind the identity of JoJo’s father.

Directors: Crystle Roberson
Writer: Njeri Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I’m A Slave 4 U
27 votes

#4 - I’m A Slave 4 U

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/2022

While Eric and Naomi are conflicted on what is best for JoJo’s future as it relates to the entertainment industry, Jill attempts to help a young troubled actor struggling against an overbearing parent. Elsewhere, Valeria fights for an opportunity to lean into her Puerto Rican heritage.

Directors: Menhaj Huda
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
29 votes

#5 - Bars

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/4/2022

Valeria makes an impulsive decision about her future that stuns the women. Lauren deals with an overzealous fan turned up-and-coming rapper. Naomi comes face-to-face with her old rival, Zadie aka Lady Z.

Directors: Rachel Raimist
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
God’s Plan
36 votes

#6 - God’s Plan

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/14/2021

When tragedy strikes the group, the ladies take a moment to reflect on the beginning stages of their friendship in the early ‘90s when a young Brianna, Naomi and Jill first met. Inseparable and determined to make their musical dreams a reality, the girls recognize their common goal of solidifying the decades-long bond that carries through to present day.

Directors: Stacey Muhammad
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Do Anything For Clout
34 votes

#7 - Do Anything For Clout

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/16/2021

As Brianna deals with a painful reminder of Jeff’s infidelity, the group hopes a performance at the American Music Awards will solidify their comeback. Meanwhile, after completing treatment at a rehab facility for her addiction issues, Lauren struggles to identify with her alter ego, Lil Muffin.

Directors: Benny Boom
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
23 votes

#8 - 2022

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/15/2022

As the Queens prepare to be inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, they cannot help but notice the void Brianna’s absence from the group has left. Meanwhile, Naomi is waylaid when an old beau questions JoJo’s paternity. Elsewhere, Valeria gets ready to embark on her solo tour and wonders if she is ready to go it alone.

Directors: Crystle Roberson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
61 votes

#9 - 1999

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/19/2021

A fractured girl group lives in the shadows of their once prominent hip-hop dynasty. After their popularity skyrocketed with the success of their chart-topping single, “Nasty Girl,” they were once regarded as one of the greatest girl groups of their generation. Despite critical and commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict and jealousy. Estranged and out of touch, the four women — now in their 40s — reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the ‘90s when they were legends in the hip-hop world.

Directors: Tim Story
Writer: Zahir McGhee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Let the Past Be the Past
23 votes

#10 - Let the Past Be the Past

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/8/2022

Valeria’s career as a single artist takes off, and Muffin motivates Jill to get back into the recording booth. Meanwhile, Eric confronts his ex-wife to help save the future of Nasty Girl Records.

Directors: Ruba Nadda
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Behind the Throne
34 votes

#11 - Behind the Throne

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/23/2021

As the ladies prepare to shoot their first music video in nearly two decades, Brianna has a hard time maintaining a work-life balance. Meanwhile, Lil Muffin works to reestablish her career, and Jill continues to manage her public image.

Directors: Dan Willis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Who Shot Ya
35 votes

#12 - Who Shot Ya

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/7/2021

Jill comes clean with the ladies after being invited to collaborate on a track with Wyclef Jean. Also, Valeria suffers a heart-wrenching betrayal and Eric makes a promise to Jadakiss that he may not be able to keep.

Directors: Crystle Roberson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Heart of Queens
45 votes

#13 - Heart of Queens

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/26/2021

While Brianna deals with the shattering truths of her marriage, Jill risks losing the safe community she has built for herself when she decides it is time to stop living a lie and comes clean about who she really is. Meanwhile, after a fateful meeting with Cam’ron, Naomi struggles with finally putting herself first.

Directors: Tim Story
Writer: Zahir McGhee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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