The BEST episodes directed by Aaron Lipstadt

The Battle of Las Vegas
star
8.86
7 votes

#1 - The Battle of Las Vegas

Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 18

To take over Las Vegas casinos, Luca murders the head of a resort-workers union to put his own man in the position.

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Identity Crisis
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8.33
223 votes

#2 - Identity Crisis

Memphis Beat - Season 2 - Episode 8

Dwight and Whitehead are called in when a man takes hostages at a local bank; Tony breaks up with Paula Ann.

Lost
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8.23
196 votes

#3 - Lost

Memphis Beat - Season 2 - Episode 3

A despondent father comes to Dwight to help search for his missing daughter. When it appears she may have been the victim of foul play, suspicion immediately falls on her abusive husband. Lt. Rice finds herself left out of a big piece of family news, and Whitehead goes to a surprising source when he needs to brush up his firearm skills.

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Soul Mates
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8.13
696 votes

#4 - Soul Mates

Common Law (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Wes and Travis delve into the world of online dating to solve the murder of a thirty year-old woman named Darby Jensen, Wes finds more than he bargains for when he discovers his ex-wife uses the dating site as well.

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Zerstörer Shrugged
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8.08
3551 votes

#5 - Zerstörer Shrugged

Grimm - Season 6 - Episode 12

The prophecy that was uncovered comes to pass when a dark force arrives in Portland with its eyes set on Diana. In an effort to protect her, Nick, along with Capt. Renard and Adalind, returns to the scene of his first investigation as a Grimm. Back at the Spice Shop, Monroe, Eve and Rosalee make a discovery that uncovers the origins of the mysterious stick. Meanwhile, Hank and Wu are called to a crime scene that is connected to the gang's greatest threat.

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Hold Back the Night
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8.04
761 votes

#6 - Hold Back the Night

Bosch - Season 5 - Episode 9

Chandler and Bosch locate Spencer, and try to pressure him to flip. At Borders' habeas hearing, Chandler gains standing for Bosch and reveals the Cronyns' conspiracy. Edgar connects Marcos and Arias to a shady Haitian under CIA protection. Irving considers his future. Pierce and Vega catch a gruesome new homicide. Bosch has one remaining loose end to tie up in the Skyler murder.

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Joe Day Afternoon
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8.01
341 votes

#7 - Joe Day Afternoon

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 17

Time is of the essence when a disgruntled worker with nothing to lose takes Joe and three others hostage. Allison and Ariel are plagued by an overwhelming feeling of dread, as police mobilize to bring the hostage situation to an end.

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Play It Again, Seymour
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8.01
293 votes

#8 - Play It Again, Seymour

Quantum Leap - Season 1 - Episode 9

April 14, 1953: With looks that could double for Humphrey Bogart, Sam is Nick Allen, a private investigator looking for the murderer of his partner and, if he doesn't find the answer in time, himself. The case is solved with a number of Casablanca references as Sam launches a new pulp novelist along the way.

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Four Dreams (2)
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8.00
210 votes

#9 - Four Dreams (2)

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 2

Allison and Bridgette continue having the same odd dreams as Allison comes closer to figuring out what the dreams mean and how they relate to a series of shootings/killings. Clay still won't leave Allison's house, but his purpose eventually becomes clear and Allison's opinion of him changes. Meanwhile, Devalos' health is evaluated after a rush hospital visit and Scanlon's relationship with the mayor's liaison Lynn takes a turn for the worst.

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Apocalypse, Push
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7.97
320 votes

#10 - Apocalypse, Push

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 11

Arliss Howard reprises his role as Texas Ranger Kenneth Push, who returns to Allison's life when he experiences unnerving visions about a Phoenix-based slaying. Meanwhile, Joe tells a little white lie---and suffers the consequences.

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Jury Duty
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7.96
920 votes

#11 - Jury Duty

Bull (2016) - Season 3 - Episode 2

Bull finds himself on the opposite side of voir dire, when he serves jury duty while simultaneously mounting a defense for a woman on trial for killing her daughter’s murderer.

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Oregon
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7.95
1298 votes

#12 - Oregon

Awake - Season 1 - Episode 5

Detective Britten suddenly becomes a suspect in his own case when an FBI agent, Santoro, questions his methods of tracking down a serial killer thought to be dead. Meanwhile, in the wake of her son's death, Hannah is finding comfort in exploring the possibility of moving to Oregon and going back to school.

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Chupacabra
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7.93
2233 votes

#13 - Chupacabra

Grimm - Season 4 - Episode 8

An unsuspecting traveler brings a blood-sucking legend with him to Portland, and Nick and Hank find themselves investigating the gruesome trail of "El Chupacabra." Meanwhile, Monroe and Rosalee prepare to leave for their long-overdue honeymoon as they are met with more threats regarding their marriage. Elsewhere, Viktor and Adalind decide to take a trip of their own, while Wu decides to confront Nick about what he has been seeing.

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Abrams for the Defense
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7.93
15 votes

#14 - Abrams for the Defense

Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 7

Attorney Abrams falls for a reporter helping him defend a tenant accused of assaulting a slum landlord.

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Pursuit of a Wanted Felon
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7.93
15 votes

#15 - Pursuit of a Wanted Felon

Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 8

Conflict ruins the Torello's weekend trip. Luca situates in Las Vegas. Bigots target Abrams's relationship with Susan.

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Someone to Watch Over Me
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7.91
89 votes

#16 - Someone to Watch Over Me

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 16

A father is murdered and his daughter becomes a target of an assassin, stirring some hard memories for Jordan. Elsewhere, a high profile family makes life hard for Dr. Macy when their son is killed in a tragic accident.

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Fugitive
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7.90
3835 votes

#17 - Fugitive

Grimm - Season 6 - Episode 1

Nick is forced into hiding after Captain Renard pins multiple Black Claw deaths on him, making him a wanted man.

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Honeymoon Express
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7.89
385 votes

#18 - Honeymoon Express

Quantum Leap - Season 2 - Episode 1

April 27, 1960: As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from a jealous, and sociopath, ex-husband. To make matters worse, the Project's funding will be cut off, stranding Sam alone in the past, unless he can prevent the U2 flight from being shot down over Russia.

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When Push Comes to Shove (1)
star
7.89
370 votes

#19 - When Push Comes to Shove (1)

Medium - Season 1 - Episode 16

After somehow seeing Capt. Kenneth Push in a vision at a murder scene, Allison calls upon his assistance to find a serial killer. However, the only way Capt. Push can help is by literally putting his life on the line.

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Dirty Little Secret
star
7.89
1379 votes

#20 - Dirty Little Secret

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 2

Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. But they must put aside their differences when they investigate the case of a college student who died in a tunnel. Meanwhile, Frankie Sr. returns with news that upsets Angela.

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Tremors
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7.89
4322 votes

#21 - Tremors

Elementary - Season 2 - Episode 10

When an investigation goes horribly wrong, Sherlock must testify in an official police inquiry which jeopardizes his and Watson’s future with the NYPD.

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Blind Love
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7.87
3507 votes

#22 - Blind Love

Grimm - Season 6 - Episode 7

Rosalee surprises Monroe with a getaway for his birthday and invites most of the gang to join them. Things take a shocking turn when a hotel employee targets Nick in an effort to avenge his father. Meanwhile, Eve gets a visit from a dark force that she has seen before. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard spends the weekend with Diana when a former ally decides to get even.

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Under Covers
star
7.87
1357 votes

#23 - Under Covers

NCIS - Season 3 - Episode 8

When bodies of two hired assassins are delivered to the NCIS team, Ziva & Tony go undercover assuming the victim's identities in order to find the person who hired the assassins for their mission. While working on the case, Ziva & Tony spend some quality time in a luxury hotel and the attraction between them arises. Gibbs discovers that his team is not the only one working on the case.

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How to Kill a Good Guy
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7.86
587 votes

#24 - How to Kill a Good Guy

Medium - Season 7 - Episode 4

While investigating a missing girl's murder, Allison experiences more friction with Scanlon after finding a possible link to his late brother. Also, Ariel deals with her siblings' reactions to her leaving for college.

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Tommy Madsen
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7.85
3537 votes

#25 - Tommy Madsen

Alcatraz - Season 1 - Episode 13

Revealing doors are opened and lives hang in the balance as Rebecca will stop at nothing in pursuit of the man who killed her partner.

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Carrie's Caller
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7.84
1392 votes

#26 - Carrie's Caller

Unforgettable - Season 1 - Episode 14

A serial killer with knowledge of Carrie’s memory abilities taunts the Queens PD as his list of victims grows.

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Requiem
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7.83
695 votes

#27 - Requiem

Powers (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 6

As Calista is about to be crowned the newest shining star of the Powers universe by Conrad Moody III, CEO of the most powerful Powers merchandising company on the planet, a valuable member of the community is murdered. With Walker and Pilgrim suspended, they are powerless to stop the city from unraveling around them.

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Heads Will Roll
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7.83
282 votes

#28 - Heads Will Roll

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 21

The investigation of the murder of Walter Paxton's wife continues, as it is now determined that a serial killer is on the loose. While helping Devalos and Scanlon with the case, Allison discovers that her new friend Debra is the next victim. Allison goes to great lengths to protect Debra, but is shocked to find that her new friend isn't who she thought she was. Meanwhile, Joe debates being part of a lawsuit against Aerodytech, the company he's been loyal to for years.

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Map of the Seven Knights
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7.83
2621 votes

#29 - Map of the Seven Knights

Grimm - Season 5 - Episode 10

Monroe gets a call from a relative in Germany that will bring Nick closer to his ancestors. Things get complicated when the nefarious group Black Claw is also after the same artifacts. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard helps a mayoral candidate get an edge on his opponent. Meanwhile, Trubel confronts Eve about Nick and Adalind.

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Stories We Tell Our Young
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7.83
3206 votes

#30 - Stories We Tell Our Young

Grimm - Season 3 - Episode 6

Nick faces his toughest challenge yet when he and Hank investigate a case that combines religious phenomenon with the dark dealings of the Wesen Council. Meanwhile, Rosalee is torn when Nick's case challenges her Wesen loyalties. Elsewhere, Captain Renard leaves town to tend to some "family matters."

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The Boy Next Door
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7.82
342 votes

#31 - The Boy Next Door

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 15

Allison has recurring dreams of her past, causing strange and shocking changes to her current life. Her dreams of the past threaten her life in the present as she tries to stop a predator before he strikes.

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When Push Comes to Shove (2)
star
7.80
460 votes

#32 - When Push Comes to Shove (2)

Medium - Season 2 - Episode 1

While Capt. Push lingers between life and death, Allison struggles to decipher confusing messages from the other side in an attempt to stop a serial killer before he claims his next victim.

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Absolution
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7.78
1132 votes

#33 - Absolution

Bull (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 16

Bull seizes upon the opportunity to get a new trial for an old client when doubt is cast upon evidence that helped convict him of murder 14 years earlier. Also, Danny is reluctant to work with Cable’s replacement.

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The Reckoning
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7.77
396 votes

#34 - The Reckoning

Medium - Season 2 - Episode 10

Allison dreams about hitting a girl with her car and a woman who's house is haunted. She finds out that the woman killed herself. Now Allison is trying to put all the pieces together.

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The Wisdom of the Desert
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7.76
766 votes

#35 - The Wisdom of the Desert

Bosch - Season 5 - Episode 7

Stranded in the desert without backup, Bosch closes in on his murder suspects and learns more about Clayton. Worried about her dad, Maddie turns to Billets for answers. Billets, in turn, confronts Edgar about Bosch's rogue mission. Pierce and Vega head to Bakersfield to find Jose Jr. Anderson gets a tip about police misconduct in the Borders case, and Cronyn implicates Bosch.

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And Then
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7.76
316 votes

#36 - And Then

Medium - Season 4 - Episode 1

Now that Allison's special abilities have been revealed to the public, everyone's lives have been turned upside down. Allison starts to have dreams about a boy who was kidnapped from a toy store, but is unable to turn to Devalos or Scanlon for help. She decides to call the company hired by the missing boy's family and makes an unusual deal with the company's investigator, Cynthia Keener.

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Slain Dragons
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7.76
657 votes

#37 - Slain Dragons

Powers (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 9

Powers start dropping from the sky and Walker suspects an old friend is behind it. Pilgrim, however, pursues “Ghost” believing he’s responsible. Calista confronts SuperShock but the encounter causes her to reconsider being a Power.

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Kill Shot
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7.75
1082 votes

#38 - Kill Shot

Bull (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 13

A widow hires Bull to help represent her when the police decide that she is the most likely suspect in orchestrating her wealthy husband’s death, making it look like a home invasion gone wrong.

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Ask the Dust
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7.74
1040 votes

#39 - Ask the Dust

Bosch - Season 4 - Episode 1

Three months after discovering a startling new lead, Det. Harry Bosch is still pursuing the truth behind his mother's cold case. A murder of a high-profile attorney puts the city on edge so Chief Irvin Irving creates a Task Force with Bosch in charge. Bosch must contend with two former adversaries.

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Four Dreams (1)
star
7.74
324 votes

#40 - Four Dreams (1)

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 1

Allison's old flame, Clay Bicks, appears at her doorstep moments after dying, unaware that he is dead. When he accepts the fact that he's dead and will never get to be with the woman he loved, he decides he's going to stay in Allison's house so he can at least be close to her. This upsets Joe, and Allison decides that something must be done to get rid of Clay. Meanwhile, Allison shares a bunch of odd dreams with Bridgette, except Bridgette's dreams keep coming to her in the form of cartoons for some reason.

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In the Money
star
7.73
14 votes

#41 - In the Money

The Equalizer - Season 3 - Episode 4

The trading on Wall Street gets a little rough; McCall and Mickey pull a half-drowned woman from the river after she gets in the way of some ruthless manipulators.

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Contagious
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7.73
295 votes

#42 - Contagious

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 6 - Episode 11

After a car accident a nine-year-old girl is examined and it's found she's been sexually abused. Out of fear and desperation, the girl blames her soccer coach for molesting her. Soon a slew of other girls claim they also have been raped by the same coach. During the investigation, Benson has to try keeping Stabler from falling apart as his wife has left him.

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All In
star
7.72
3049 votes

#43 - All In

Elementary - Season 4 - Episode 19

A mysterious woman who organizes illegal, high-stakes poker games arrives on Holmes and Watson’s doorstep and tells them her life is in danger claiming to be a former associate of Mycroft, Sherlock’s brother. However, as the pair investigates, Joan becomes suspicious that their new client isn’t being truthful.

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Class
star
7.72
248 votes

#44 - Class

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7 - Episode 17

After Carolyn Pereira's body is dumped in an area frequented by prostitutes, Stabler and Tutuola soon realise she had far more money than a student on financial aid should have had, and learn that she was deeply involved in the worlds of online gambling and high stakes poker. Suspects include the Gloria Culhane, the roommate who ended up with the very expensive ring that Caroline stole from a star athlete, Roddy Franklin, the star athlete who had his ring taken by Caroline, and Adam Halder, Caroline's best friend from childhood who turned out to be her backup during her online gambling forays. Stabler makes a special plea for Halder, feeling like he and the young man have something in common because both were boys from the wrong side of the tracks dealing with rich kids who treated them like dirt.

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Terra Pericolosa
star
7.70
2942 votes

#45 - Terra Pericolosa

Elementary - Season 3 - Episode 6

Holmes and Watson search for a thief who committed murder to steal a rare map. Meanwhile, Watson becomes concerned with Sherlock’s escalating interference into Kitty’s burgeoning personal life.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again
star
7.70
529 votes

#46 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Medium - Season 6 - Episode 1

Allison and her family deal with the outcome of her brain surgery and its possible lasting effects. Also, a local television station owner asks Devalos and Scanlon to look into the possible stalking of his sportscaster, who is also his wife.

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The Cost of Doing Business
star
7.69
2746 votes

#47 - The Cost of Doing Business

Elementary - Season 4 - Episode 6

Morland offers to act as one of his son’s “Irregular” consultants so that he can lend Sherlock and Joan his considerable resources to help them solve a case.

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Independent Operator
star
7.69
12 votes

#48 - Independent Operator

Wiseguy - Season 1 - Episode 12

Frank wants to get Vinnie back on the job, so he assigns him to a routine case investigating hit man Roger Lococco, unknowingly dropping Vinnie into the middle of a case that has international repercussions. After winning Roger's confidence, Vinnie is asked to work for Mel and Susan Profitt, a brother and sister team who run a worldwide drugs and munitions organization. (source: http://www.plasticcow.com/wiseguy)

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You Are Not It
star
7.69
747 votes

#49 - You Are Not It

Powers (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 7

After Wolfe’s plea to end his life, Walker and Pilgrim must act quickly to stop Johnny Royalle’s petition to meet with Wolfe in The Shaft. Meanwhile Zora struggles with her new-found fame, while Calista becomes more desperate to discover if she truly is a Power.

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Billboard Justice
star
7.69
673 votes

#50 - Billboard Justice

Bull (2016) - Season 4 - Episode 5

When the DA's office refuses to pursue criminal charges, Taylor becomes personally invested in having Bull help a dancer bring a civil suit against a real estate mogul who assaulted her at a gentlemen’s club. As the TAC team faces an uphill battle in court due to the defendant’s fame and popularity, Bull aims to select jurors who believe privileged people don’t deserve special treatment.

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