The BEST Episodes of The Bold Type

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 5, 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.

Carry the Weight

#1 - 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 8.39
216 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
Lost

#2 - 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 8.35
43 votes
Directors: Erin Ehrlich
Writers: Celeste Vasquez
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 8.21
85 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards, Celeste Vasquez, Lijah Barasz
Some Kind of Wonderful

#4 - 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 8.21
63 votes
Writers: Lara Azzopardi
To Peg or Not to Peg

#5 - 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 8.09
58 votes
Directors: Erica Dunton
Writers: Lara Azzopardi
The Deep End

#6 - 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 8.09
82 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards
We'll Always Have Paris

#7 - 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 8.06
127 votes
Writers: Annie Weisman
Trippin'

#8 - 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 8.00
115 votes
Writers: Céline Geiger, Neel Shah
O Hell No

#9 - 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 7.95
278 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
The Truth Will Set You Free

#10 - The Truth Will Set You Free

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 2, 2020

Jane isn't comfortable in her post-surgery body, but a visit from her dad may change her outlook. Sutton and Richard make plans for the future. Kat tries to move forward at work with a podcast, but her first episode comes with a price.

star 7.94
18 votes
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 7.94
127 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Amy-Jo Perry
Final Push

#12 - 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 7.94
77 votes
Writers: Neel Shah
The Breast Issue

#13 - 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 7.92
225 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Matt McGuinness
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 7.91
280 votes
Writers: Justin W. Lo
#scarlet

#15 - #scarlet

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2020

Kat is faced with a past regret when she crosses paths with a closeted singer who had asked for help in coming out. Jane has her first mammogram and spirals into anxiety waiting for the results – and how Ryan fits into it. Sutton and Richard’s long-distance relationship hits a snag. And the trio discovers a secret about one of their coworkers.

star 7.91
67 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
Mixed Messages

#16 - Mixed Messages

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 21, 2019

When Kat faces racial profiling while canvassing for office, she is tempted to call the woman out on social media in order to find justice. Sutton realizes that Richard is keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Jane and Jacqueline make headway on the workplace harassment investigation.

star 7.90
82 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Nikita T. Hamilton, Wendy Straker Hauser
Stroke of Genius

#17 - Stroke of Genius

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 23, 2019

With Jane’s egg extraction on the horizon, she and her boyfriend can’t wait to have sex again and she challenges herself to be less “vanilla” and more “rocky road” in the bedroom. Alex examines his dating life in a piece for Scarlet digital when he realizes he was the subject behind a #MeToo story. Fed up after realizing that her councilman doesn’t have his city’s best interests at heart, Kat decides to channel her passion by volunteering for his opposition. Sutton considers a career shift into fashion design but debates how to break the news to Oliver.

star 7.90
87 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Neel Shah
The New Normal

#18 - The New Normal

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2019

Picking up right after the heartbreak, romances and uncertainties from the season two finale in Paris, Jane, Kat and Sutton are back in New York City and dealing with the aftermath of some major decisions. Scarlet Magazine brings in Patrick Duchand to run the digital branch, effectively knocking Jacqueline down to only running the print magazine. Meanwhile, Jane has picked her guy but is frustrated that a man is put in charge of a women's magazine. Kat struggles to keep up happy appearances on social media and as a speaker at the Scarlet Summit while secretly suffering heartache. Sutton and Richard enjoy their romance in the limelight and discuss moving in together.

star 7.89
91 votes
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
5, 6, 7, 8

#19 - 5, 6, 7, 8

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 19, 2020

Jane decides to throw Sutton an epic bachelorette party, but the bride can’t quite bring herself to enjoy the festivities. Kat learns surprising info about RJ, which leads her to question the company’s morals. Jane gets career news while facing some devastating personal issues.

star 7.89
62 votes
Writers: Celeste Vasquez, Lauren Parks
Leveling Up

#20 - 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 7.88
49 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Neel Shah
If You Can't Do It with Feeling

#21 - 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 7.87
265 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
Before Tequila Sunrise

#22 - 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 7.86
204 votes
Writers: Lynn Sternberger
No Feminism in the Champagne Room

#23 - 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
239 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Lynn Sternberger
Plus It Up

#24 - Plus It Up

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2019

Jane begins her fertility treatments in preparation for freezing her eggs and is assigned an article to write about her experience, but with a very personal twist. Kat learns that a prominent lesbian bar is being closed down and replaced with condos and decides to throw a Queer Prom to fundraise its rescue. Sutton moves in with Richard but struggles to accept his help when Oliver’s mysterious absences force her to put in more hours at work.

star 7.82
91 votes
Writers: Amanda Lasher, Matt McGuinness
Feminist Army

#25 - 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 7.81
129 votes
Writers: Amanda Lasher