The BEST episodes of The White Lotus

Every episode of The White Lotus ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The White Lotus!

Follow the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel's cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.

Last Updated: 6/20/2024Network: HBOStatus: Continuing
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Arrivederci
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7.94
1159 votes

#1 - Arrivederci

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/11/2022

Hoping to help Lucia, Albie asks Dominic for a karmic payment. With Portia still unreachable, Tanya grows increasingly wary of Quentin’s motives. Consumed with doubts, Ethan confronts Cam… and gets unexpected advice from Daphne. After an eventful night, Valentina gives Mia a chance.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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That's Amore
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7.56
1468 votes

#2 - That's Amore

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/27/2022

Still doubting Ethan, Harper gets real during a wine tasting trip with Cam and Daphne. Meanwhile, Tanya and Portia embark on a whirlwind two-day excursion to Palermo with Quentin and Jack, Albie navigates a misunderstanding with Lucia, and Valentina decides to make a staffing change to get a flirtatious Rocco away from Isabella.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Abductions
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7.55
1399 votes

#3 - Abductions

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/2022

After admitting their marriage needs work, Ethan grows suspicious of Harper and Cam. As they look forward to a lavish party at Quentin’s Palermo estate, Tanya gives Portia an opaque warning about Jack. Meanwhile, the Di Grassos head out in search of distant Sicilian relatives, but Dominic bristles when Albie invites Lucia along as their translator.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Departures
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7.54
1923 votes

#4 - Departures

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/15/2021

Rachel shares some harsh truths with Shane and confides in Belinda, who’s reeling from bad news of her own. As the Mossbachers turn the page on their harrowing scare, Quinn reveals major life plans. With nothing left to lose, Armond goes on an all-out bender – and exacts the ultimate revenge on his nemesis.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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In the Sandbox
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7.53
1465 votes

#5 - In the Sandbox

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/20/2022

When Tanya receives an impromptu invite from dashing ex-pat Quentin, Portia finds herself spending the day with his beguiling nephew, Jack. After returning from her trip with Daphne, a relieved Harper is blindsided by a piece of evidence from Ethan’s night out. Meanwhile, a suddenly guilt-ridden Lucia tries to keep Mia on a righteous path.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Bull Elephants
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7.48
1468 votes

#6 - Bull Elephants

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/13/2022

After promising to have a more positive attitude, Harper gets looped into a side excursion with Daphne – leaving Ethan and Cameron behind for some bro time. On her own for two days, Tanya seeks advice from a local tarot reader and summons Portia back from sightseeing with the Di Grassos. Later, Albie questions whether his father truly respects women.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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The Lotus-Eaters
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7.44
1854 votes

#7 - The Lotus-Eaters

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/8/2021

As Armond attempts to do damage control, Belinda tries to redirect Tanya’s focus to her business proposal. Paula grows increasingly disillusioned with the Mossbachers. A sidelined Rachel begins to question her future. Nicole rebuffs Mark for airing their dirty laundry to Quinn.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Italian Dream
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7.41
1530 votes

#8 - Italian Dream

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/6/2022

Though Harper bristles at Ethan's suggestion that she's overly critical, her suspicions are raised when Cameron and Daphne claim they never fight. Meanwhile, Lucia and Mia take full advantage of their newly acquired hotel guest status, Albie and Portia (sort of) connect over dinner, and Tanya enlists Greg to help her live out her perfect day in Sicily...on a Vespa.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Recentering
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7.41
1928 votes

#9 - Recentering

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/1/2021

After Shane shoots down her latest career plans, Rachel is further blindsided by an unexpected arrival. Just as Belinda begins to take her business proposition seriously, Tanya’s attention turns to an intriguing hotel guest. Meanwhile, Armond’s renewed commitment to sobriety is put to the test.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Mysterious Monkeys
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7.35
1967 votes

#10 - Mysterious Monkeys

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/25/2021

Stripped of his gadgets, Quinn reluctantly takes a scuba class with Mark, who’s struggling to process revelations regarding his late father. Hoping to reignite the spark with Rachel, Shane enlists Armond to help plan a romantic evening. Tanya leans on Belinda for support as she scatters her mother’s ashes at sea. Paula keeps a secret from a suspicious Olivia.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Ciao
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7.27
1644 votes

#11 - Ciao

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/30/2022

On a couples’ trip in Sicily, Harper, Ethan, Daphne, and Cameron spend an awkward first day sizing each other up. As Tanya arrives with her new assistant Portia, Dominic fields questions from his father Bert about his wife’s absence, while his son Albie plays neutral. Meanwhile, hotel manager Valentina tries to keep locals Mia and Lucia out of her establishment.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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New Day
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7.21
2052 votes

#12 - New Day

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/18/2021

A cautiously optimistic Belinda walks a fine line with Tanya, while Armond brainstorms ways to deal with Shane. After her husband belittles her work, Rachel approaches Nicole for advice. Paula and Olivia lose track of their stash, while a revived Mark attempts to connect with Quinn.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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Arrivals
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7.14
2317 votes

#13 - Arrivals

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/11/2021

As a new wave of guests arrive at the White Lotus, resort manager Armond tries to assuage an unreasonable Shane and his easy-going new wife Rachel, while spa director Belinda calms a grieving Tanya. Meanwhile, Nicole suggests her husband Mark distract himself from a health scare by spending time with their son Quinn, who’s been cast out by his sister Olivia and her friend Paula.

Directors: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
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