The BEST Episodes of The Bold Type

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Network: Freeform

The series is centered around three friends – Jane, Kat, and Sutton – who all work for Scarlet, a global women's magazine. The show explores their outrageous lives in New York City as they learn to find their own voices and explore their sexuality, identity, love and fashion.

Breaking Through the Noise

#1 - Breaking Through the Noise

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 11, 2019

When Jane and Jacqueline’s exposé makes an impact, Jacqueline takes a hard look at how she can make Scarlet an industry leader that practices what it preaches. Sutton celebrates the end of her design seminar with a fashion show but surprises herself with the results. Jane deals with an emotional fallout amidst a career high. Kat makes a choice not to run from her problems anymore.

star 8.27
77 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards, Celeste Vasquez, Lijah Barasz
The Deep End

#2 - The Deep End

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2019

Jane stumbles on the scoop of a lifetime, but Jacqueline turns down the pitch when her impending 10th-anniversary gala and continued power-struggles with Patrick force her to contemplate her future with Scarlet. Sutton preps a design seminar application for Oliver’s recommendation, but he remains distracted by things in his personal life. Kat decides to run for City Council but reconsiders when she learns what the opposition might spin about her past.

star 8.16
76 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards

#3 - Trippin

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 31, 2018

The girls take a trip to Sutton’s hometown and meet a few important figures from her past. Meanwhile, Jane struggles with planning for her future, and Kat feels a rift in her relationship with Adena.

star 8.02
110 votes
Writers: Céline Geiger, Neel Shah
Final Push

#4 - Final Push

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 4, 2019

When Kat beings to doubt herself on the eve of her election, an unexpected person gives her the reassurance she needs. Jane and Jacqueline are confident about their workplace harassment investigation and decide to take action. Sutton coaches Carly through a difficult situation at school.

star 7.97
71 votes
Writers: Neel Shah
The Breast Issue

#5 - The Breast Issue

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2017

In promoting Scarlet’s breast health awareness campaign, Kat tries to be bold with her message, but is left wondering whether her competitive nature is hurting her cause. Jane confronts past issues and current anxieties when she is tasked with writing a controversial piece about BRCA gene testing. Sutton is determined to excel at her tasks at hand, but when things fall apart, it’s Alex who rushes to her rescue.

star 7.95
218 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Matt McGuinness
Oh Hell No

#6 - Oh Hell No

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2017

Kat finds herself questioning her identity as she continues to spend time with Adena. Jane is horrified when she is tasked with writing Scarlet’s sex column – especially when her story turns intensely personal. And Sutton is given an opportunity to advance at Scarlet, but questions if it’s what she really wants to be doing with her life.

star 7.94
271 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
The Woman Behind the Clothes

#7 - The Woman Behind the Clothes

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2017

Kat finds herself the victim of internet trolling when she stands up for gender inequality. Sutton thinks she may have found her dream job but worries she doesn’t have what it takes to make it work. And Jane pursues a story about a congresswoman but tries to find a different angle to make her voice heard.

star 7.93
273 votes
Writers: Justin W. Lo
Before Tequila Sunrise

#8 - Before Tequila Sunrise

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2017

Jane, Sutton, Alex, Pinstripe and Jacqueline are all trapped in the Scarlet offices due to a massive traffic jam. Forced to spend time together, Jane reexamines her feelings for Pinstripe. Sutton makes a surprising move. And when she learns Adena is leaving New York, Kat makes an impulsive decision.

star 7.88
200 votes
Writers: Lynn Sternberger
If You Can't Do It with Feeling

#9 - If You Can't Do It with Feeling

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2017

Sutton is flustered when someone at Scarlet has the wrong impression of her professional background. Jane is determined to prove she can have a friends with benefits relationship without feelings getting in the way. And Kat and Adena continue growing closer.

star 7.86
257 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
No Feminism in the Champagne Room

#10 - No Feminism in the Champagne Room

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2017

Jane is stunned when the subject of her latest article, a woman who left a finance job to become an exotic dancer, threatens to sue Scarlet – and Jane. Sutton is excited when she thinks she’s making a step forward in her career. Kat questions whether she is ready for a real relationship with anyone, especially in light of recent events with Adena.

star 7.85
234 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Lynn Sternberger

#11 - #TBT

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 2019

The Scarlet email hack brings up memories of the trio’s first meeting four years ago, reminding them that together they can overcome anything.

star 7.84
83 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Amy-Jo Perry, Celine Geiger
Technical Difficulties

#12 - Technical Difficulties

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2019

Scarlet falls prey to a data hack, halting production of the dotcom and magazine and Jane and Jacqueline fear their investigation could be compromised as a result. Pressures escalate when Sutton and Richard host a dinner party. Meanwhile, Kat opens up to Tia as they begin her campaign.

star 7.80
76 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Celeste Vasquez, Lijah Barasz
The Scarlet Letter

#13 - The Scarlet Letter

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2018

Sutton is in an awkward position when she is put in charge of hiring a photographer for an accessories shoot, and Kat asks her to hire Adena. Jane follows around a cute and altruistic doctor named Ben for her latest article. Scarlet’s newest board member, Cleo, causes Jacqueline to defend her role at the magazine.

star 7.74
114 votes
The End of the Beginning

#14 - The End of the Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2017

As rumors of layoffs at Scarlet sweep through the office leaving everyone unsettled, Jane learns of a potential opportunity at a rival publication. Sutton is given a big opportunity when a coworker buckles under pressure. Kat is tasked with organizing a “Readers Night” for Scarlet, but is distracted by thoughts of Adena – leading to a big decision. And Jane talks Sutton and Kat into joining her on a dating app.

star 7.71
200 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Justin W. Lo, Wendy Straker Hauser

#15 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

Newly promoted writer Jane is unsettled when Jacqueline assigns her a big story -- writing about why her ex broke up with her. Kat chases a story about outspoken photographer Adena, but is confused by her strong connection to the woman. Meanwhile, Sutton tries not to feel left behind by her best friends as she still toils in the assistant ranks. But she shocks them when they uncover a major secret Sutton has been keeping -- her scandalous affair with lusted-after Scarlet magazine lawyer Richard.

star 7.68
342 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Sarah Watson
Three Girls in a Tub

#16 - Three Girls in a Tub

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2017

Richard is determined to get to know Sutton’s friends outside of the office and invites the girls to dinner, but things don’t quite go as planned. Sutton attempts to network with a new social circle by attending a high tea. While on a date with someone else, Jane comes to a realization about Pinstripe; and Jacqueline is forced to intervene when Kat’s new staffer keeps damaging Scarlet’s social media presence.

star 7.61
203 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Robinson

#17 - Betsy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2018

It's Jane's first day back at Scarlet and when she learns what Sutton is hiding in their apartment, the girls realize they have polar opposite views on the subject. Meanwhile, Adena shocks Kat with her latest suggestion.

star 7.55
114 votes
Carry The Weight

#18 - Carry The Weight

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2017

Jane gets an eye opening experience when she is tasked with writing a piece about a performance artist/activist who is speaking out about sexual assault. Kat is distracted by thoughts of Adena while trying to throw a memorable New York Fashion Week party; Sutton gets into an awkward situation with Richard.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
Feminist Army

#19 - Feminist Army

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2018

Jane is excited to publish her first big piece for Incite, especially since she's writing about a female CEO she admires and she knows Jacqueline will be reading it. Sutton is thrown when a new corporate policy seems to give her and Richard the green…

star 0.00
0 votes
Rose Colored Glasses

#20 - Rose Colored Glasses

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2018

Kat is forced to confront how her avoidance of labels has affected her life; Sutton's assistants think she was asked to organize a photo shoot for reasons other than her talent; Jane tries to defend herself after the fallout from her Incite article.

star 0.00
0 votes

#21 - OMG

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2018

Jane crosses paths with Pinstripe, who inspires her to try a new style of writing. Meanwhile, she learns something new about Ben. Adena reluctantly brings Kat out to meet her friends, and Kat quickly immerses herself in the New York lesbian scene. Sutton fights for an in with a well-connected influencer named Brooke.

star 0.00
0 votes
Stride of Pride

#22 - Stride of Pride

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 3, 2018

Kat gets the go-ahead to hire her first addition to the social team, but grows frustrated by the lack of diversity in the applicant pool. Jane feels the sting of her freelance financial situation, prompting a challenging conversation with her friends. Sutton leans into the single life, but finds out that it's not so easy.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
The Domino Effect

#23 - The Domino Effect

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2018

Jane is thrilled when her sexual assault article for Scarlet is nominated for a prestigious journalism award. Determined to prove herself to Jacqueline, Jane jumps at the chance to write a follow-up piece, until the story takes an unexpected turn. Kat struggles with whether to tell Adena a secret and Sutton is given a challenging assignment – styling Richard’s date.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Plan B

#24 - Plan B

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2018

After an intimate moment mishap with Ben, Jane evaluates if motherhood is in her future because of her BRCA gene mutation. Kat is eager to flaunt her social media influence by partnering with a beauty brand that offers her an opportunity to be their spokesperson. Meanwhile, Sutton makes her first major fashion department decision without Oliver.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards
We'll Always Have Paris

#25 - We'll Always Have Paris

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 7, 2018

Sutton's professional dreams come true when she jets off to Paris for Fashion Week, but while there she gains a new perspective on her situation. Jane moves forward with her fertility plan until she learns surprising news about her options and is faced with Ben and Pinstripe's different solutions. Kat faces pressure from Jacqueline to make their Paris party a success while attempting to reset her relationship with Adena.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Annie Weisman