10 Best Episodes of Heartstopper

Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Heartstopper - S1E1

#8 - Meet (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Stuck in a secret relationship, shy Charlie starts to crush on Nick, the school's popular rugby star, and joins the team against his friends' advice.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 391 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E4

#7 - Secret (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Charlie and Nick agree to keep their relationship a secret at school while Nick figures things out. Nick's friend Imogen asks him out on a date.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 330 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E7

#6 - Bully (Season 1 - Episode 7)

After both Nick and Tao get into fights with Harry, Charlie worries that he's making Nick's life too difficult and straining his friendship with Tao.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 331 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E2

#5 - Crush (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Elle struggles to settle into her new school as Charlie and Tao are convinced Nick is straight. Nick starts to question his unfamiliar feelings.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 365 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E6

#4 - Girls (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Tara makes her relationship official on social media, but she isn't ready for the side effects. The friends try to play matchmaker with Elle and Tao.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 319 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E5

#3 - Friend (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Nick decides whether he should skip his date with Imogen for Charlie's birthday. Tao vows to protect Charlie from Nick and his rude rugby friends.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 329 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E3

#2 - Kiss (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Sparks fly at a birthday party where Nick's friend Tara confides in him. Inspired, Nick shares his feelings with Charlie — and they grow even closer.

The episode was rated 8.69 from 355 votes.

Heartstopper - S1E8

#1 - Boyfriend (Season 1 - Episode 8)


As the boys and girls schools meet for a Sports Day, Charlie's on the brink of breaking it all off with Nick while Elle and Tao share a special moment.

The episode was rated 8.95 from 358 votes.

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