10 Best Episodes of Pose

A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Pose - S1E7

#15 - Pink Slip (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever. Meanwhile, Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 242 votes.

Pose - S2E3

#14 - Butterfly/Cocoon (Season 2 - Episode 3)


A fatal mishap with a client leads Elektra to seek out the counsel of Blanca and Candy. Meanwhile, moving from friends to lovers proves to be a challenge for Angel and Lil Papi.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 259 votes.

Pose - S1E2

#13 - Access (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Blanca is denied access to a popular bar leading to a purposeful feud. Meanwhile, inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 288 votes.

Pose - S2E2

#12 - Worth It (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 261 votes.

Pose - S1E5

#11 - Mother's Day (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 261 votes.

Pose - S1E4

#10 - The Fever (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Candy's insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 261 votes.

Pose - S2E9

#9 - Life's A Beach (Season 2 - Episode 9)

With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 226 votes.

Pose - S2E8

#8 - Revelations (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 212 votes.

Pose - S2E4

#7 - Never Knew Love Like This Before (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The Ballroom community is shaken to its core when a valued member is brutally attacked.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 268 votes.

Pose - S1E3

#6 - Giving and Receiving (Season 1 - Episode 3)


The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel’s lack of holiday spirit. Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 277 votes.

Pose - S1E6

#5 - Love is the Message (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.

The episode was rated 8.51 from 256 votes.

Pose - S1E1

#4 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis. Alongside the members of her newly formed House of Evangelista, Blanca competes in the House Ballroom scene against her former mother and recent rival, Elektra Abundance. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 367 votes.

Pose - S2E1

#3 - Acting Up (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams despite putting her own on the backburner. Meanwhile, Pray Tell joins an activist organization fighting for the rights of HIV positive people.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 278 votes.

Pose - S2E10

#2 - In My Heels (Season 2 - Episode 10)


After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed.

The episode was rated 8.72 from 228 votes.

Pose - S1E8

#1 - Mother of The Year (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The ultimate showdown takes places at the Princess Ball, when the House of Evangelista battles against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided.

The episode was rated 8.94 from 267 votes.

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