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The Best Episodes of 'Gentleman Jack'

Updated September 10, 2019 42 votes 10 voters8 items

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There are so many good episodes of Gentleman Jack, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Do Ladies Do That?" the best, or is " Oh Is That What You Call It?" your favorite episode of Gentleman Jack? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Gentleman Jack are, let's rank every Gentleman Jack episode from best to worst.

Gentleman Jack is joint HBO and BBC One production, based on the collected diaries of Ann Lister, documenting a lifetime of her lesbian relationships in over four million words written in secret code. Gentleman Jack premiered on HBO on April 22, 2019, on BBC One on May 19, 2019, and was renewed for a second season only days later.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Gentleman Jack, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Gentleman Jack episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
 

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  • 1

    Most Women Are Dull and Stupid

    Most Women Are Dull and Stupid
    Photo: HBO

    Season 1, Episode 4

    During a visit to York, Anne is delighted when Doctor Belcombe confirms that she is the perfect tonic for Ann Walker's nervous disorder. When the news of a bereavement arrives at Cliff Hill, Ann's desperate reaction makes Anne suspect that there's more to it and that Ann has secrets of her own. As her rivalry with Christopher Rawson heats up, Anne plans to re-open her old coal mines and sink her own shaft.

    • Original Airing: May 13, 2019
    7
    1
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  • 2

    I Was Just Passing

    I Was Just Passing
    Photo: HBO

    Season 1, Episode 1

    Halifax, 1832. Anne Lister returns from Hastings to Shibden Hall, having discovered that her would-be companion and lover, the aristocratic Vere Hobart, has accepted a marriage proposal from a man. Despite her affection for her elderly aunt, Anne is frustrated by the shabbiness of her ancestral home and finds her father and long-suffering sister difficult to live with.

    • Original Airing: April 22, 2019
    4
    0
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  • 3

    I Just Went There to Study Anatomy

    I Just Went There to Study Anatomy
    Photo: HBO

    Season 1, Episode 2

    Anne begins a playful but dangerous courtship of shy local heiress Miss Walker, who quickly finds herself captivated by the attention of her charismatic and unusual neighbour. Anne's plan to renovate Shibden Hall is also stepping up a gear, and her determination to sink her own coal mines brings her into the path of local magistrate Christopher Rawson and his brother Jeremiah.

    • Original Airing: April 29, 2019
    5
    0
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  • 4

    Oh Is That What You Call It?

    Oh Is That What You Call It?
    Photo: HBO

    Season 1, Episode 3

    Despite mutual acquaintances begin to chatter about their relationship, Anne confides her hopes for a future with Ann Walker to her aunt. Meanwhile, the Rawson brothers step up their attempts to out-maneuver her in the coal business, and Marian grows annoyed that her sister is treating Shibden like a hotel.

    • Original Airing: May 6, 2019
    4
    0
    Great episode?