The BEST Episodes of The Bold Type

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: Freeform

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I Expect You to Have Adventures

#1 - I Expect You to Have Adventures

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 30, 2021

After a season of big changes and hard decisions, the future looks bright for the women of “The Bold Type” … but it’s always full of surprises. Jane, Kat and Sutton each face huge choices and evaluate their own paths.

star 8.43
82 votes
Directors: Aprill Winney
Writers: Jessica Kozak, Lara Azzopardi
Carry the Weight

#2 - 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 8.35
263 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
Breaking Through the Noise

#3 - 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 8.10
112 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards, Celeste Vasquez, Lijah Barasz
We'll Always Have Paris

#4 - 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 8.05
165 votes
Writers: Annie Weisman
Day Trippers

#5 - Day Trippers

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 2021

Overwhelmed with monumental work decisions, Jane, Kat and Sutton seek clarity in an unorthodox way.

star 8.03
68 votes
Directors: Yoko Okumura
Writers: Julia Harter, Matt McGuinness
To Peg or Not to Peg

#6 - To Peg or Not to Peg

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2020

Kat considers her feelings on preconceived gender roles in the bedroom; Jane feels like a fraud when asked to speak at a wellness seminar while struggling with a sudden feminine health problem; Sutton tries to bond with Richard's mother.

star 8.01
93 votes
Directors: Erica Dunton
Writers: Lara Azzopardi
The Deep End

#7 - 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 8.00
110 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards

#8 - Lost

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 25, 2020

Sutton grapples with her complex reaction towards the massive changes in her life. At Kat's urging, Jane starts dating again. Kat plans her next move as she faces financial insecurity, and turns to Alex for help.

star 7.99
89 votes
Directors: Erin Ehrlich
Writers: Celeste Vasquez

#9 - 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 7.99
148 votes
Writers: Celine Geiger, Neel Shah
Don’t Turn Away

#10 - Don’t Turn Away

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 23, 2021

Kat struggles to get a movement off the ground and is faced with a life-changing opportunity. Sutton gets an unexpected call that threatens the progress she’s made at therapy, and Jane is faced with her biggest challenge ever at Scarlet.

star 7.97
67 votes
Directors: Aprill Winney
Writers: Celeste Vasquez, Shani Am. Moore
The Domino Effect

#11 - 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 7.96
162 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Amy-Jo Perry
Some Kind of Wonderful

#12 - Some Kind of Wonderful

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2020

Sutton and Richard’s wedding day is here, and Sutton is faced with a big decision. Jane tries to celebrate her friends while struggling to process recent discoveries. Kat’s continuing crusade against the board has unexpected and life-altering consequences.

star 7.96
103 votes
Writers: Lara Azzopardi
O Hell No

#13 - O 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
322 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
The Woman Behind the Clothes

#14 - 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 7.90
317 votes
Writers: Justin W. Lo
Trust Fall

#15 - Trust Fall

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired May 26, 2021

Jane races to finish a high-risk exposé that could have repercussions for Jacqueline. Sutton has a chance to shine at a Scarlet retreat if she can regain her focus. And Kat wants to stay true to herself while making a big decision.

star 7.89
73 votes
Directors: Jill Carter
Writers: Andrew Steier, Sascha Rothchild, Wendy Straker Hauser
Rolling into the Future

#16 - Rolling into the Future

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 9, 2021

Jane faces unexpected performance reviews that shake her confidence in The Failing Feminist. Sutton’s attempts to move on from her divorce are thwarted by others’ opinions, and Kat reunites with Adena, who has a secret.

star 7.89
62 votes
Directors: Yoko Okumura
Writers: Chase Baxter, Sahar Jahani
The Crossover

#17 - The Crossover

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 2, 2021

All eyes are on Jane as she and Jacqueline combat a public inconsistency in her latest story. Kat runs into an old friend, sparking a new idea. Alex uses his podcast to make a statement. Sutton gets a career win but a personal blow.

star 7.88
66 votes
Directors: Jill Carter
Writers: Lara Azzopardi, Lori Lakin
Leveling Up

#18 - Leveling Up

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 11, 2020

Three months after surgery, Jane returns to Scarlet with new editorial duties. Kat faces a hard truth when she's forced to take some responsibility. Sutton goes to bat on her first shoot and gets some shocking news that upends her world.

star 7.87
90 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Neel Shah
If You Can't Do It with Feeling

#19 - 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
309 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
No Feminism in the Champagne Room

#20 - 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 7.84
284 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Lynn Sternberger
The Breast Issue

#21 - 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 7.84
266 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Matt McGuinness

#22 - #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 7.83
120 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Amy-Jo Perry, Celine Geiger
Feminist Army

#23 - 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 7.82
164 votes
Writers: Amanda Lasher
Final Push

#24 - 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 7.82
105 votes
Writers: Neel Shah
Before Tequila Sunrise

#25 - 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 7.82
241 votes
Writers: Lynn Sternberger