The BEST Episodes of The Politician
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2020
A wealthy student has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, he will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image.
#1 - Vienna
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
Payton reevaluates his life after a reckoning, but when a window of opportunity opens, he grapples with a big decision about his political aspirations.
#2 - Election Day
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
With the senate race up for grabs, Payton and Dede prepare for an unconventional showdown, but a last-minute decision suddenly changes everything.
#3 - The Assassination of Payton Hobart (2)
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
Payton faces his darkest hour and the fight of his life as transgressions are revealed, backs stabbed and confessions made.
#4 - Hail Mary
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
McAfee's prurient sleuthing uncovers an explosive secret, Payton's tangled affairs turn fruitful, and Georgina's link to Tino proves problematic.
#5 - The Assassination of Payton Hobart (1)
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
As Payton confronts hard truths about his ambition following an election day bombshell, he reconnects with a former ally -- and becomes a target.
#6 - New York State of Mind
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.
#7 - Cancel Culture
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
Payton scrambles to salvage his campaign when he suffers a credibility crisis over a compromising photo and his commitment to fixing climate change.
#8 - Conscious Unthroupling
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
As Astrid pumps Payton for details about their long-ago dalliance, Hadassah hatches a cover-up for Dede, and McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance.
#9 - The Voters
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
On Election Day, a mother and daughter argue over whether Payton or Dede is the better pick, motivating each to spend time with her chosen candidate.
#10 - October Surprise
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
While Payton plays hardball with Harvard admissions, shocking betrayals and a scandalous videotape take the election to a new level of ruthlessness.
#11 - The Harrington Commode
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
Amid escalating concerns about his vice presidential pick, Payton gets plunged into a family crisis that stokes long-seething resentments.
#12 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
After a charismatic candidate joins the race for student body president, Payton searches for a running mate who will make him seem more authentic.
#13 - What's in the Box?
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
A shocking ballot-box twist positions Payton at a moral and ethical crossroads that could define the rest of his political career — and life.
#14 - Gone Girl
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
With the election just days away, Payton faces tough questions about just how far he's willing to go to defeat his opponent.
#15 - The Voter
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
Payton makes an eleventh-hour push to lock down the school's undecided voters, including one student who has other things on his mind besides politics.