The BEST episodes directed by Adam Arkin

The Promise
star
8.74
1466 votes

#1 - The Promise

Justified - Season 6 - Episode 13

Raylan, Boyd, and Ava fight one last, bloody battle to find out who leaves Harlan alive.

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Karmic Relief
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8.63
8 votes

#2 - Karmic Relief

Chicago Hope - Season 5 - Episode 13

Kate discovers that she has developed an ovarian cyst which could destroy her plans with NASA. After Kate hears this news she agrees to go to a retreat... that Yeats is leading.

It's Who We Are
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8.45
154 votes

#3 - It's Who We Are

The Offer - Season 1 - Episode 9

As the production contends with the challenges of filming in Sicily, Ruddy leaves early to help get Evans back on track. Post-production disputes with Lapidus threaten Coppola's vision for the edit and Bettye starts to think about her next move.

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Quid Pro Quo
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8.39
530 votes

#4 - Quid Pro Quo

Terriers - Season 1 - Episode 12

Hank, Britt, and new ally, Laura Ross, unravel the Ocean Beach conspiracy, which puts them and everyone they love in immediate danger.

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Brains and Balls
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8.35
148 votes

#5 - Brains and Balls

The Offer - Season 1 - Episode 10

"The Godfather" is released to rave reviews and box office records. Drama unfolds at the 45th Academy Awards.

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The Castle
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8.34
4238 votes

#6 - The Castle

Fargo - Season 2 - Episode 9

In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.

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Laying Pipe
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8.23
4610 votes

#7 - Laying Pipe

Sons of Anarchy - Season 5 - Episode 3

A desperate situation tests familial and club bonds.

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The Colonel
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8.19
3611 votes

#8 - The Colonel

The Americans (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship. Stan's investigation puts him and the FBI even closer to Philip and Elizabeth.

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The Truth
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8.18
340 votes

#9 - The Truth

Secrets and Lies (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 10

Patrick grapples with his new reality, as Detective Cornell closes in on Kate’s killer, and the murderer is finally exposed. Meanwhile, Danny frantically continues his search for his daughter, hoping to get one more chance to be a real dad. However, in the end, it is Cornell that faces a devastating surprise.

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Bulletville
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8.13
3053 votes

#10 - Bulletville

Justified - Season 1 - Episode 13

In the season finale, things come to a head in Harlan when the worlds of Raylan, Boyd and Bo Crowder collide.

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Wild Onions
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8.08
733 votes

#11 - Wild Onions

The Chicago Code - Season 1 - Episode 8

During a heatwave, Wysocki and Evers investigate a homicide where the son actually saw his father's murder. In the meantime, Colvin gets a new driver. And Gibbons reaches out to Liam to help him with his constituents.

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Fade In
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8.04
168 votes

#12 - Fade In

The Offer - Season 1 - Episode 3

Pressure mounts for the scripts' delivery after Ruddy is forced to sit down with Joe Colombo and Evans finds himself navigating hot waters with Gulf & Western’s CEO Charlie Bluhdorn. Meanwhile, Bluhdorn takes an interest in Bettye.

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Salvage
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8.01
3435 votes

#13 - Salvage

Sons of Anarchy - Season 6 - Episode 6

Jax and the MC must confront their past and choose their future.

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Shot All to Hell
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7.96
1833 votes

#14 - Shot All to Hell

Justified - Season 5 - Episode 5

Raylan's secrets are at stake when a mob revenge plot descends upon Kentucky, and Boyd's recent successes are tempered by a crushing defeat.

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Small World
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7.94
4192 votes

#15 - Small World

Sons of Anarchy - Season 5 - Episode 6

Jax brings a new proposal to the club with serious consequences.

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Indian Four
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7.93
4253 votes

#16 - Indian Four

Billions - Season 2 - Episode 6

Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller, who is key to the success of Axe’s municipal bond play. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck. As attempts to reach a deal with a high profile defendant fail, Chuck’s office faces the uncertainty of jury selection. Tensions between Lara and Axe escalate.

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The Right Shade of Yellow
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7.92
180 votes

#17 - The Right Shade of Yellow

The Offer - Season 1 - Episode 4

With Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in contention for leading roles in "The Godfather," Ruddy is caught in the line of fire between Evans and Coppola and must pick a side. After gaining Joe Colombo's support, Ruddy gets an uncomfortable glimpse of his new friend’s loyalty. The rising stakes surrounding "The Godfather" continues to strain Ruddy's relationship with Francoise.

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Tapped Out
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7.92
698 votes

#18 - Tapped Out

The Closer - Season 5 - Episode 6

When an internet matchmaker is murdered, the team finds themselves investigating the matchmaker's early-stage television show. Adding to the craziness is a fake officer, who turns everything upside down. In an effort to school himself on the inner workings of Brenda's group, Pope decides to work as one of the team.

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Liver Let Die
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7.92
12 votes

#19 - Liver Let Die

Chicago Hope - Season 3 - Episode 4

Dennis and Jack clash over the best mode of treating the arthritic knee of a world class cyclist; Aaron makes a new friend when he takes on a new research assistant; Kate and Danny have their suspensions reviewed by the board; Phillip plunges back into patient care by performing an experimental procedure on a woman who exhibits unusual complications from a liver tumor; Caroline discovers that orthopedics are not for her; Dennis faces an emotional struggle in the aftermath of his shooting.

A Cinderella Story
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7.90
1572 votes

#20 - A Cinderella Story

The Finder - Season 1 - Episode 3

A NASA scientist seeks Walter's help to find the matching pair of a red stiletto left behind by a woman he met at a bar. Walter uses the stiletto as the first clue to finding the missing woman but in the process he uncovers her shocking secret that winds up putting his own life in danger. Meanwhile, Willa exposes Leo's dark family secret, but when she tries to make amends with him, she gets herself into even more legal trouble.

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Palindrome
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7.89
4069 votes

#21 - Palindrome

Fargo - Season 2 - Episode 10

In the events following the motel massacre, Hanzee goes after Ed and Peggy.

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Some Kind of Miracle
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7.89
1297 votes

#22 - Some Kind of Miracle

Grey's Anatomy - Season 3 - Episode 17

Everyone is pushing for Meredith to survive, or in this case to be revived. People are still dealing with the fallout from the ferry disaster. A young man named Lucas is having problems with brain-mouth coordination. Someone else dies.

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Jungle Love
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7.88
634 votes

#23 - Jungle Love

Nurse Jackie - Season 6 - Episode 4

Jackie goes off the deep end when she witnesses the budding relationship between Kevin's fiancé, Mia, and Grace. Frank discloses a secret about his past - giving Jackie all the ammo she needs to keep him at bay. Meanwhile, back at All Saints, Akalitus' poker streak continues, Coop and Carrie's bond deepens when she decides to put him on television, and Prentiss gets a visitor from his past.

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Family Feud
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7.88
178 votes

#24 - Family Feud

Northern Exposure - Season 4 - Episode 19

A totem pole carved in tribute to the Raven clan reopens a bitter rift between them and the Bear clan. Shelly gets medical advice telling her that getting married may help her to get rid of the strange hallucinations with dancers that she's been having. Joel confronts Maggie about their "whatever" and her relationship with Mike; together they decide they're "mutually desirous incompatibles."

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Trust
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7.87
1427 votes

#25 - Trust

Justified - Season 6 - Episode 10

As Raylan puts more pressure on his CIs, Boyd makes a move on Markham’s money, and Ava finds herself caught in the crossfire again.

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Reckoning
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7.87
2885 votes

#26 - Reckoning

Justified - Season 2 - Episode 12

A deadly home invasion hits Raylan personally, placing him in a race with Boyd and Arlo to find the killer. Mags is forced to make decisions about her involvement in the Bennett family's criminal activities and the fate of Dickie, who has a deadly plan to absolve himself of responsibility.

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The Queen of England
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7.86
858 votes

#27 - The Queen of England

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 2 - Episode 4

Eric's having girl problems, Abby's rage is showing, there's a talking head in the basement, and now -- sheesh -- the neighbor wants lasagna.

Bainne
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7.85
5413 votes

#28 - Bainne

Sons of Anarchy - Season 3 - Episode 11

While the club's on a man hunt, Jax faces the toughest decision of his life.

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Objection
star
7.85
766 votes

#29 - Objection

Longmire - Season 5 - Episode 6

Depositions for Walt's case go badly. Ferg loses confidence in himself. Henry and Vic help lead Walt toward the big boss at Manifest Destinations.

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Only You
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7.82
3384 votes

#30 - Only You

The Americans (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 10

Stan pursues a lead that puts him on the trail to one of Gregory's crew members, closing the gap between him and Elizabeth, and reigniting some of the deepest conflicts between her and Philip.

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Packing Heat
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7.81
249 votes

#31 - Packing Heat

Tommy - Season 1 - Episode 10

Tommy is accused of professional impropriety when her relationship with sports agent Kiley Mills intersects with the LAPD's arrest of a local sports phenom found possessing an illegal firearm.

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Thick as Mud
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7.81
2439 votes

#32 - Thick as Mud

Justified - Season 3 - Episode 5

Raylan races to save Dewey Crowe from a gang of vicious organ harvesters. Boyd faces off with a new adversary.

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Faith, Hope & Surgery
star
7.80
5 votes

#33 - Faith, Hope & Surgery

Chicago Hope - Season 6 - Episode 11

Gina operates on a surgeon who's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The Moonshine War
star
7.77
3383 votes

#34 - The Moonshine War

Justified - Season 2 - Episode 1

Raylan tangles with a ruthless Harlan County crime family while hunting for a fugitive sex offender.

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Lamia
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7.76
455 votes

#35 - Lamia

The Bridge (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Sonya uncovers the truth behind Lisa’s death. Marco lies on the record. Frye & Adriana make a discovery that has their loved ones in danger.

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Coyote Is Always Hungry
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7.76
1693 votes

#36 - Coyote Is Always Hungry

Sneaky Pete - Season 1 - Episode 6

When a dangerous client's case goes to court, Bernhardt Bail Bonds struggles to recover the money he put up as collateral. Fearing retaliation if they can't come up with the money, Otto visits old friends on the local reservation, and Marius recruits younger talent to help. An outside source leads Carly to unearth a major secret about Pete, and Julia must decide whether she can trust Lance again.

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The Right Thing
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7.72
141 votes

#37 - The Right Thing

Rebel (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 4

As new details surrounding Sharon's cause of death are revealed, Cruz suffers a medical emergency that leads to troublesome consequences; Rebel and Grady team up against a crooked funeral home owner; Lana meets someone from her past.

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Gina Zanetakos
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7.72
7580 votes

#38 - Gina Zanetakos

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 6

Eager to clear Tom's name, Liz turns him in to the FBI.

The Clock
star
7.71
4772 votes

#39 - The Clock

The Americans (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 2

When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate. Stan closes in on a member of the Soviet Rezidentura in an effort to uncover the identities of deep cover Directorate S operatives.

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The Jacket
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7.69
642 votes

#40 - The Jacket

Secrets and Lies (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 5

While trying to help his neighbor's son, Ben finds an piece of evidence related to Tom's murder.

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Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better
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7.68
25 votes

#41 - Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better

The Riches - Season 1 - Episode 11

When Hugh goes missing, it is up to Wayne to take over at Panco and discover what it's really like to be the boss. Meanwhile, Dahlia tries to bond with Di Di, only to discover that their relationship has only taken more steps in the wrong direction. Finally, Dale confesses his intentions to Hartley.

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The Yips
star
7.68
406 votes

#42 - The Yips

Get Shorty - Season 1 - Episode 3

Rick slowly begins to discover the unconventional ways Miles and Louis handle their business. Miles notices a growing distance between him and his family, and attempts to bring them to Los Angeles for the summer.

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Forever!
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7.66
584 votes

#43 - Forever!

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 3 - Episode 8

A twist in the FBI's investigation takes Eric and Abby by surprise. Sheila introduces Jean to a new diet. Joel tries to trick the ever-elusive Ron.

Collected
star
7.66
1569 votes

#44 - Collected

Breakout Kings - Season 1 - Episode 2

Xavier Price escapes from prison in the midst of a candlelight vigil outside the penitentiary. The Breakout Kings are immediately brought on the case to try and track him down. It turns out this violent criminal is a "collector," and has a history of kidnapping women, torturing them, and holding them captive in basements. Once the team learns he currently has a woman hidden away somewhere, the race is on to the find her before Virgil can harm her.

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Nightmares
star
7.64
2599 votes

#45 - Nightmares

Extant - Season 1 - Episode 6

Molly uncovers top-secret footage that reveals the real reason the ISEA chose her for the solo space mission. Meanwhile, Ethan experiences his first dream, an unforeseen event for which he was not programmed; and Julie connects with a mysterious man she meets at a gym.

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Long in the Tooth
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7.64
3571 votes

#46 - Long in the Tooth

Justified - Season 1 - Episode 4

Raylan leaves to California to follow the trails of a criminal who has evaded him twice in the past, and Raylan is determined that the third time won't be the same.

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The Beast in Me
star
7.63
1515 votes

#47 - The Beast in Me

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 - Episode 9

Jane's investigation of a murdered identity thief leads her to Boston's Irish-mob past. After startling new information, the victim leads Maura on a personal quest. On the home front, Frankie Jr. attempts to help his father find some new clients for his plumbing business.

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Trial Day
star
7.63
111 votes

#48 - Trial Day

Rebel (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Rebel’s personal life becomes headline news and she begrudgingly distances herself from the Stonemore Medical trial.

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Two Wolverines
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7.63
767 votes

#49 - Two Wolverines

The Act - Season 1 - Episode 3

Dee Dee makes Gypsy play dress up for a costume convention, where they each attract charming men who could dangerously complicate their insular relationship. And Gypsy is starting to question the lies her mother tells her — especially about how old she really is.

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Gone
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7.63
3014 votes

#50 - Gone

Lie to Me - Season 3 - Episode 12

When a woman claims her baby was kidnapped, Lightman suspects she is hiding something.

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