Vanity Fair (2018)

The BEST episodes of Vanity Fair (2018)

Every episode of Vanity Fair (2018) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Vanity Fair (2018)!

Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Last Updated: 8/22/2022Network: ITV
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Endings and Beginnings
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7.87
114 votes

#1 - Endings and Beginnings

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/7/2018

Becky is left alone in the world and living in greatly reduced circumstances when Steyne arranges for Rawdon to be shipped overseas. Dobbin discovers that Amelia plans to remarry, a revelation that inspires him to finally confess his feelings for her - but he is not prepared for her reaction. The Sedley family takes a holiday in Germany, where they are unexpectedly reunited with Becky - who gets the chance to perform a single good deed. Last in the series.

Directors: James Strong
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Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends
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7.78
146 votes

#2 - Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/3/2018

In darkest Hampshire, Becky spends her days as governess to Sir Pitt Crawley’s neglected daughters. Her employer's handsome youngest son, Rawdon, does his best to interest Becky in a flirtation. But Becky's ambition is to get into her employer's good books, and soon she is promoted to the position of Sir Pitt's indispensable secretary.

Directors: James Strong
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A Quarrel about an Heiress
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7.76
137 votes

#3 - A Quarrel about an Heiress

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/9/2018

Becky has moved in with her rich aunt Matilda, and seems to have a bright future ahead of her. However, war is brewing on the horizon, which threatens the fortunes of the scheming social climber and everyone she knows. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, starring Olivia Cooke.

Directors: James Strong
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In Which Battles Are Won and Lost
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7.64
131 votes

#4 - In Which Battles Are Won and Lost

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/23/2018

The Napoleonic Wars enter their decisive moment as the battle of Waterloo gets underway, with George fighting on the front line. Becky has come to the conclusion that war is not such a bad thing, since it presents plenty of opportunities for money to be made.

Directors: James Strong
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In Which Becky Joins Her Regiment
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7.58
132 votes

#5 - In Which Becky Joins Her Regiment

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2018

On the eve of the battle, Becky makes a triumphant entrance into high society and finds a new use for old friends. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel about an amoral woman who cunningly manoeuvres her way to the top of Georgian high society. Starring Olivia Cooke.

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In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King
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7.47
122 votes

#6 - In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2018

Becky works out how to live well on nothing a year, but flies too high as she joins the dizzy ranks of lords, ladies and kings.

Directors: James Strong
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Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy
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7.39
174 votes

#7 - Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/2018

Lowly teaching assistant Becky issues headmistress Miss Pinkerton with an ultimatum – pay her properly to teach at her Academy for Young Ladies or find her a station elsewhere. Miss Pinkerton calls Becky's bluff, and Becky is forced to pack away her meagre possessions. Kindly stockbroker's daughter Amelia Sedley takes pity on the poor orphan and offers to take her home for the week.

Directors: James Strong
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