The Politician

10 Worst Episodes of The Politician

Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.

Written by Sophie and last updated on sep 06, 2022.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - Hail Mary (Season 2 - Episode 4)

McAfee's prurient sleuthing uncovers an explosive secret, Payton's tangled affairs turn fruitful, and Georgina's link to Tino proves problematic.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 128 votes.

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#9 - Cancel Culture (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Payton scrambles to salvage his campaign when he suffers a credibility crisis over a compromising photo and his commitment to fixing climate change.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 136 votes.

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#8 - October Surprise (Season 1 - Episode 3)

While Payton plays hardball with Harvard admissions, shocking betrayals and a scandalous videotape take the election to a new level of ruthlessness.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 234 votes.

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#7 - New York State of Mind (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 155 votes.

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#6 - The Harrington Commode (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Amid escalating concerns about his vice presidential pick, Payton gets plunged into a family crisis that stokes long-seething resentments.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 253 votes.

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#5 - Conscious Unthroupling (Season 2 - Episode 2)


As Astrid pumps Payton for details about their long-ago dalliance, Hadassah hatches a cover-up for Dede, and McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 141 votes.

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#4 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

After a charismatic candidate joins the race for student body president, Payton searches for a running mate who will make him seem more authentic.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 335 votes.

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#3 - What's in the Box? (Season 2 - Episode 6)


A shocking ballot-box twist positions Payton at a moral and ethical crossroads that could define the rest of his political career — and life.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 129 votes.

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#2 - Gone Girl (Season 1 - Episode 4)

With the election just days away, Payton faces tough questions about just how far he's willing to go to defeat his opponent.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 220 votes.

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#1 - The Voter (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Payton makes an eleventh-hour push to lock down the school's undecided voters, including one student who has other things on his mind besides politics.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 224 votes.

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