10 Best Episodes of PEN15

Middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 24, 2022.

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PEN15 - S1E4

#15 - Solo (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Trailview’s Night of Amazing Music is coming up. Anna hopes to win Alex’s heart with a classical aria while Maya is consumed with a lie.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 115 votes.

PEN15 - S2E6

#14 - Play (Season 2 - Episode 6)


The school play has been cast. Maya might get her actual first kiss, whereas Anna struggles to find herself.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 55 votes.

PEN15 - S2E5

#13 - Sleepover (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Maura hosts a group sleepover at her house. The clock chimes late into the night as secrets and masks put friendships in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 53 votes.

PEN15 - S2E2

#12 - Wrestle (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Maya zeros in on her crush, while Anna deals with the fallout from her parents’ divorce. Together they find outlets in an unexpected extracurricular activity.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 69 votes.

PEN15 - S2E1

#11 - Pool (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Two days after the dance, Maya and Anna reluctantly go to a lame pool party, where the surprising arrival of a crush causes them to question their sanity and reputations.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 66 votes.

PEN15 - S1E5

#10 - Community Service (Season 1 - Episode 5)


There’s an exclusive fashion show at the local nursing home. Somehow Anna and Maya make it in, but feelings of inadequacy lead them down a shady path.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 106 votes.

PEN15 - S2E3

#9 - Vendy Wiccany (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Anna and Maya discover secret powers within, allowing them to control rocky aspects of their lives through magic.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 60 votes.

PEN15 - S1E3

#8 - Ojichan (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Maya feels a tickle down there which becomes kind of an addiction, distracting her from her best friend who really needs her.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 129 votes.

PEN15 - S1E6

#7 - Posh (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Maya gets a questionable nickname during a school project. Anna goes along with it, resulting in a test of their friendship and identities.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 109 votes.

PEN15 - S2E4

#6 - Three (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Witnessing their daughters reach a new low, Kathy and Yuki rally around them. At school, Maya and Anna receive an opportunity at redemption but it will come with a range of influences.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 61 votes.

PEN15 - S1E8

#5 - Wild Things (Season 1 - Episode 8)

It’s a viewing party to watch the newly released VHS movie, Wild Things. The night gets sexy and Anna and Maya try to keep up.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 101 votes.

PEN15 - S1E9

#4 - Anna Ishi-Peters (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Anna gets to sleep over at Maya’s house on a school night and can’t wait to become part of the Ishii-Peter family. But things turn as Anna gets a little too comfortable.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 93 votes.

PEN15 - S1E7

#3 - AIM (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Maya and Anna get their very first AIM screennames and their social world opens up. Maybe too much.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 99 votes.

PEN15 - S1E10

#2 - Dance (Season 1 - Episode 10)


It’s the night of their first school dance but Anna and Maya are on bad terms. They’ll have to navigate this unfamiliar terrain set to billboard hits, by themselves.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 91 votes.

PEN15 - S2E7

#1 - Opening Night (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Hearts are exposed on opening night, forcing both Anna and Maya to grow up.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 64 votes.

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