The Best Episodes of The Bold Type

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

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.

Carry The Weight

#1 - Carry The Weight

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.43
201 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
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We'll Always Have Paris

#2 - We'll Always Have Paris

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.05
106 votes
Writers: Annie Weisman
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The Domino Effect

#3 - The Domino Effect

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 7.97
101 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers:
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Oh Hell No

#4 - Oh Hell No

Season 1 - Episode 2

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
252 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
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Trippin

#5 - Trippin

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.94
96 votes
Writers: Céline Geiger, Neel Shah
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The Breast Issue

#6 - The Breast Issue

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.91
205 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Matt McGuinness
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Before Tequila Sunrise

#7 - Before Tequila Sunrise

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.90
186 votes
Writers: Lynn Sternberger
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The Woman Behind the Clothes

#8 - The Woman Behind the Clothes

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.88
255 votes
Writers: Justin W. Lo
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Feminist Army

#9 - Feminist Army

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.82
111 votes
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If You Can't Do It with Feeling

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

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.81
244 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
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No Feminism in the Champagne Room

#11 - No Feminism in the Champagne Room

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.79
219 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Lynn Sternberger
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Stride of Pride

#12 - Stride of Pride

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.79
108 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers:
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The Scarlet Letter

#13 - The Scarlet Letter

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.77
101 votes
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OMG

#14 - OMG

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.75
104 votes
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Pilot

#15 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.73
316 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Sarah Watson
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The End of the Beginning

#16 - The End of the Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.67
189 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Justin W. Lo, Wendy Straker Hauser
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Plan B

#17 - Plan B

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 7.66
92 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards
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Three Girls in a Tub

#18 - Three Girls in a Tub

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.57
189 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Robinson
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Rose Colored Glasses

#19 - Rose Colored Glasses

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.55
112 votes
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Betsy

#20 - Betsy

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 7.49
97 votes
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