The BEST Episodes of Star
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2020
Star, her sister Simone, and their friend Alex are three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success in Atlanta, where Star and Simone's long lost godmother Carlotta lives. They'll soon learn that success is not only about the music, but also drama, sacrifice and pain.
#1 - Thirty Days to Famous
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 23, 2018
Take 3’s future as a group is at risk; Noah’s substance abuse jeopardizes his relationships; Simone and Angel’s relationship is tested; Ayanna undergoes a major life change; Cassie and Carlotta’s sibling feud comes to a head.
#2 - Showtime
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 15, 2017
Star is troubled as she deals with the aftermath of Hunter's actions, while Derek and Alex struggle to make an important decision about their future. With Atlanta NextFest quickly approaching, the girls are putting the finishing touches on their routine. Will it be enough or will this be the end of their musical dream? Carlotta is determined to mend broken relationships, while Jahil tries to get back in the good graces of the girls.
#3 - When the Levee Breaks
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired May 8, 2019
The ASAs finally arrive and Take 3 fights Amber Drake for the top spot. Alex prepares for her wedding, but someone from her past returns to wreak havoc on her big day. Meanwhile, Star finally makes a decision about Davis, Carlotta continues to mend things with Rashad and the season ends with a bang.
#4 - When Stars Fall
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 13, 2019
After giving birth, Star ends up jeopardizing everything she has worked for, while Simone fights for her family. Meanwhile, Carlotta opens up about buried trauma from her past, Cassie puts her neck on the line to save her nephew, Alex's career is skyrocketing and the team begins to think about the future of their musical careers.
#5 - Boy Trouble
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 1, 2017
As the girls get ready for Atlanta Next Fest, a shocking development puts the group and their dreams in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Carlotta and Cotton are still at odds, but when a secret comes out, it changes things forever and the girls learn some shocking news.
#6 - Climax
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2017
With the showcase finally here, it's time for the Midtown artists to put all their hard work to the test and prove they have what it takes to win. In the process, relationships are tested, ruined and sparked. Meanwhile, Carlotta's salon is under fire in more ways than one, turning everyone's world upside-down.
#7 - Proud Mary Keep On
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired May 1, 2019
Everyone is on edge, but the girls must stay focused on the events leading up to the ASAs. Star and Noah struggle with parenthood while being in the spotlight, as Alex deals with her father's retaliation for her refusing his "gifts." Meanwhile, Cassie continues to manage Rashad's music career and Carlotta makes a shocking discovery that will change the lives of many.
#8 - Secrets & Lies
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2018
Three months later, Star returns home from touring, and Alex and Simone's fates are finally answered. Carlotta and Cassie's sibling rivalry continues, as the two grapple with the aftermath of Cassie's big mistake, and Christine is caught in the middle. When Carlotta's back is against the wall, Midtown Sound's strength and future is tested by Mateo Ferrera, and Star's big announcement leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
#9 - Saving Face
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 8, 2017
Star and Hunter take their relationship to the next level, while Rose returns to help Alex and Derek deal with the aftermath of a traumatic experience. Carlotta reveals her reasoning for keeping a secret to herself for all of these years, and Cotton does the unthinkable to the one person she trusts the most. Meanwhile, the girls have a publicity photo shoot with social media guru Rachel Wells, and someone is finally arrested and charged for Otis' murder.
#10 - Mrs. Rivera
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired May 16, 2018
While attending an important event together, Alex ditches Noah when he needs her the most to mingle with DJ Dash. Meanwhile, Jahil revisits his love for Carlotta; Simone and Angel consider fleeing town after receiving a discouraging letter from immigration; Cassie's heated relationship with Andy is at odds; and Cotton's son Jayden finds an unlikely savior.
#11 - Infamous
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 1, 2017
When Star, Simone and Alex are invited to perform at a fancy charity event, Jahil puts Alex in the lead and strongly encourages Star to ditch Hunter. Ultimately, Star still manages to be the star, while Jahil dodges a debt.
#12 - Ante Up
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 2018
In an effort to boost ticket sales, Mateo brings on controversial rapper Lil Dini, who clashes with Take 3. Star and Noah confide in each other about their relationship issues and Simone is put in a sticky situation when Jackson is cast as her co-star in a movie. Meanwhile, Derek's keeping a secret, Cotton's suspicions about Cassie grow and Xander pushes Cassie to find the rat in her organization.
#13 - Someday We'll All Be Free
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 2018
Carlotta goes missing, suspicions about Olivia rise as she continues to pursue a friendship with Alex to cope with the loss of her sister. Maurice and Mateo settle on an agreement that tests Noah's loyalty. Miss Bruce and Bobby connect over their similar pasts and Noah, Simone, and Star try to keep Carlotta's Music Festival afloat in her absence.
#14 - Karma
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2018
Gravity Media recruits social media influencer Chloe David to attract more attention to Carlotta's festival, but Take 3's plan to hijack attention to their album doesn't go as planned. Cassie's relationship with Xander gets more complicated and Star must face her fears in order to build her family with Jax. Meanwhile, Detective Montero puts Derek in a dangerous position that could cost him everything
#15 - Mama's Boy
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 15, 2017
During a neighborhood block party fundraiser, Hunter surprises Star by inviting superstar recording artist/producer Pumpkin to the event. Alexandra revaluates her dreams of stardom when her mother, Rose Spencer, shows up with an irresistible proposal. Meanwhile, Jahil explores a new opportunity and Cotton agrees to meet with Pastor Harris, hoping to mend her relationship with her mother.
#16 - Amazing Grace
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 10, 2019
Carlotta and Gravity throw a Legend Tribute concert to campaign for the ASA Awards. When Star's health takes a turn for the worse, Simone is put in a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Alex attempts to trust her family again, Cassie and Maurice's relationship reaches new heights and Noah grapples with his reality after a visit from his mother, Dianne. Gigi makes a career changing choice and Cassie takes matters into her own hands with her father.
#17 - Zion
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2018
Carlotta does what she can to make the Rhythm and Bells Festival a success. However, challenges arise when Star ends up in a legal bind, Alex makes a major career move, Simone is hiding a secret and Cassie gets out of jail seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Derek and Ruby volunteer at the shelter, where Ruby comes face-to-face with the man who attacked her. Then, tempers flare as Carlotta and Cassie's father, Calvin, shows up unexpectedly.
#18 - The Reckoning
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 3, 2019
Under Mateo's hand, Gravity Media's finances are in the gutter and the team must pull off a successful ASA party to get back in the game. Carlotta returns and jumps right back into cleaning up everyone's mess. Cassie closes in on Xander and digs into the past, after her father's bombshell. Meanwhile, Simone watches over Star as Noah wrestles with his demons, and Alex and GiGi's rivalry takes a new turn.
#19 - Code of Silence
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 18, 2017
Carlotta continues to search for the truth about Simone and Star's past, as a familiar face reaches out for Jahil's help. Meanwhile, Miss Bruce works on preparing the salon to compete in an upcoming hair show. They unexpectedly arrange for the empress of soul, Gladys Knight, to introduce their showcase, which includes a live performance from the girls, who sing a cover of one of Knight's classic hits.
#20 - Alibi
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 22, 2017
Otis' murder wreaks havoc on God's Blessings Beauty Salon, and threatens to break up the family. More information is revealed about Carlotta's troubled past, Jahil is faced with an ultimatum and Cotton moves out.
#21 - The Winner Takes It All
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2017
The girls with Carlotta as their manager – continue to face roadblocks, despite their victory at Atlanta NextFest. While still dealing with the repercussions of Hunter's death, Star goes to great lengths to assure that the group gets a release date for their album. A frustrated Simone struggles with bullying and Alexandra moves in with Derek despite the hardships they've experienced. Meanwhile, Carlotta faces difficult decisions when it comes to managing the group, causing the STAR and EMPIRE worlds to collide as Jamal Lyon is sought for advice. Crossover episode with Empire Season 4, Episode 1.
#22 - Roots and Wings
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 28, 2018
Carlotta returns to Gravity Records, but finds out a lot has changed. Star meets Jackson's mother, Becky, and makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Simone asks Nina for help when Angel returns in an unlikely way; Alex, still reeling from her fight with Derek, struggles with writing her own music; and Noah becomes dangerously paranoid and enlists his father, Bobby, as his new manager. Then, Cassie and Carlotta take steps towards making amends and Carlotta finds healing in confronting her father, Calvin.
#23 - A House Divided
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2017
Although Carlotta enjoys spending more time with Maurice, her family remains her No. 1 priority and she'll let nothing stop her from protecting them. Meanwhile, things don't go as planned during an interview with radio hosts Headkrack and Da Brat, which Midtown had arranged for its artists to promote the upcoming showcase. Also, Elliot is eager to take his relationship with Cotton to the next level, Jahil realizes he and Brody have a lot more in common than expected and the love triangle drama between Noah, Alex and Star intensifies.
#24 - Watch the Throne
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 20, 2019
Star's situation with the law intensifies, while Noah juggles new priorities. Gigi and Alex face off to see who will be number one at the label. Meanwhile, Simone, Mateo and Derek fight city council to make Atlanta a sanctuary city in order to get Angel home.
#25 - A Family Affair
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2018
In an attempt to "go legit," Cassie embarks on a new venture with a businessman, that interferes with Carlotta's work. Meanwhile, Noah struggles with making a contract decision under the watch of his father, Bobby, who is now back in his life. Then, still struggling with the death of a super-fan's sister, Alex helps the fan start a music career. Also, a shocking discovery causes Star to take family a little more seriously, Simone finds out a secret about Mateo she can't keep to herself and Andy is back in trouble.