The BEST Episodes of Star

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: FOX

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.

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Thirty Days to Famous

#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.

star 8.46
164 votes
Directors: John Krokidas
Writers: Jen Klein, Karin Gist

#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.

star 8.28
566 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Charles Pratt, Jr., Tom Donaghy
When the Levee Breaks

#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.

star 8.19
101 votes
Directors: Bille Woodruff
Writers: Karin Gist, Kimberly A. Harrison
When Stars Fall

#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.

star 8.15
110 votes
Directors: Chris Robinson
Writers: Ester Lou Weithers
Boy Trouble

#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.

star 8.13
550 votes
Directors: John Krokidas
Writers: Denitria Harris-Lawrence

#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.

star 8.12
221 votes
Directors: Bille Woodruff
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison
Proud Mary Keep On

#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.

star 8.09
110 votes
Directors: John Krokidas
Writers: Jewel McPherson
Secrets & Lies

#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.

star 8.09
141 votes
Directors: Bille Woodruff
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison
Mrs. Rivera

#9 - 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.

star 8.08
173 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison, Nina Gloster
Saving Face

#10 - 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.

star 8.07
547 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Jessica Sharzer

#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.

star 8.07
544 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Charles Cuesta
Ante Up

#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.

star 8.06
125 votes
Directors: John Krokidas
Writers: Chris Masi, Randy Huggins, Rebecca Boss
Someday We'll All Be Free

#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.

star 8.05
130 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Jordan E. Cooper, Leo Richardson

#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

star 8.03
119 votes
Directors: Erica Watson
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison, Nina Gloster
Mama's Boy

#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.

star 8.03
507 votes
Writers: Gladys Rodriguez
Amazing Grace

#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.

star 8.03
106 votes
Writers: Nina Gloster

#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.

star 8.02
109 votes
Directors: Bille Woodruff
Writers: Karin Gist
The Reckoning

#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.

star 8.02
118 votes
Directors: Joe Leonard
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison, Ruth A. Ferrera

#19 - 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.

star 7.96
523 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison
Code of Silence

#20 - 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.

star 7.96
588 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Kimberly A. Harrison
The Winner Takes It All

#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.

star 7.94
357 votes
Directors: Lee Daniels
Writers: Karin Gist
Roots and Wings

#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.

star 7.93
107 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Jewel McPherson
A House Divided

#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.

star 7.91
226 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Ester Lou Weithers, Moises Zamora
A Family Affair

#24 - 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.

star 7.90
119 votes
Directors: Ruben Garcia
Writers: Jewel McPherson, Randy Huggins
Watch the Throne

#25 - 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.

star 7.89
105 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Michael C. Martin