The BEST Episodes of The Act

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: Hulu

The series follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora's box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

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#1 - Free

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 1, 2019

Gypsy fights for her life by defending her actions, while Mel & Lacey realize that behind closed doors things were not always as they seemed.

star 7.83
627 votes
Directors: Steven Piet
Writers: Lisa Long, Michelle Dean, Nick Antosca
Plan B

#2 - Plan B

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 10, 2019

Gypsy and Nick scheme to meet in person and hope to win Dee Dee’s approval, but when their plan goes disastrously wrong, they’ll be pushed to make an extreme choice in order to be together.

star 7.81
700 votes
Directors: Steven Piet
Writers: Lisa Long, Nick Antosca
Bonnie & Clyde

#3 - Bonnie & Clyde

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Gypsy is excited to start over with Nick in Wisconsin, but their new life doesn't match the happily-ever-after she imagined, and her anxiety worsens as past transgressions begin to catch up with them.

star 7.78
663 votes
Directors: Hannah Fidell
Writers: Dan Dietz, Robin Veith
Stay Inside

#4 - Stay Inside

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 3, 2019

Gypsy’s getting older and Dee Dee is forced to new legal maneuvers to keep control of her “little girl.” But Dee Dee’s limited by her own health problems, and Gypsy goes to greater lengths than ever to connect with men and experience a sexual awakening.

star 7.66
700 votes
Directors: Christina Choe
Writers: Michelle Dean
Two Wolverines

#5 - Two Wolverines

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 27, 2019

Dee Dee makes Gypsy play dress up for a costume convention, where they each attract charming men who could dangerously complicate their insular relationship. And Gypsy is starting to question the lies her mother tells her — especially about how old she really is.

star 7.66
726 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Robin Veith

#6 - Teeth

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Dee Dee is on a high since Gypsy will be given the “Child of the Year Award,” which makes Dee Dee feel like Mother of the Year. But before the big event, Gypsy has a dental emergency that gets the attention of a skeptical doctor who could expose Dee Dee’s secrets.

star 7.62
808 votes
Writers: Dan Dietz
La Maison du Bon Rêve

#7 - La Maison du Bon Rêve

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Doting mother Dee Dee Blanchard and her sweet daughter Gypsy arrive in a new neighborhood, where Gypsy feels lonely due to a barrage of medical issues and eager to make friends. But their new neighbors can be nosy, and Dee Dee and Gypsy have secrets to hide.

star 7.51
887 votes
Writers: Michelle Dean, Nick Antosca
A Whole New World

#8 - A Whole New World

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 17, 2019

While Gypsy and Nick are on the run, flashbacks to a much younger Dee Dee reveal how trauma with her own mother set her up for conflict with Gypsy.

star 7.43
689 votes
Writers: Heather Marion