The Best Episodes Directed by Adam Arkin

The Promise

#1 - The Promise

Justified Season 6 - Episode 13

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

star 8.76
1419 votes
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Karmic Relief

#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.

star 8.63
8 votes
Quid Pro Quo

#3 - 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.

star 8.40
527 votes
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The Castle

#4 - 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.

star 8.34
4171 votes
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Laying Pipe

#5 - Laying Pipe

Sons of Anarchy Season 5 - Episode 3

A desperate situation tests familial and club bonds.

star 8.23
4562 votes
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The Colonel

#6 - 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.

star 8.19
3574 votes
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The Truth

#7 - 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.

star 8.18
338 votes
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Bulletville

#8 - 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.

star 8.14
2994 votes
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Wild Onions

#9 - 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.

star 8.08
726 votes
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Salvage

#10 - Salvage

Sons of Anarchy Season 6 - Episode 6

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

star 8.00
3393 votes
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The Yips

#11 - 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.

star 8.00
29 votes
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Shot All to Hell

#12 - 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.

star 7.97
1785 votes
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Small World

#13 - Small World

Sons of Anarchy Season 5 - Episode 6

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

star 7.94
4147 votes
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Indian Four

#14 - 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.

star 7.93
4202 votes
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Tapped Out

#15 - 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.

star 7.92
519 votes
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Liver Let Die

#16 - 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.

star 7.92
12 votes
A Cinderella Story

#17 - 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.

star 7.90
1558 votes
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Palindrome

#18 - Palindrome

Fargo Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 7.90
4006 votes
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Some Kind of Miracle

#19 - 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.

star 7.89
1269 votes
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Jungle Love

#20 - 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.

star 7.89
630 votes
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Reckoning

#21 - 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.

star 7.88
2833 votes
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Family Feud

#22 - 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."

star 7.88
175 votes
Trust

#23 - 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.

star 7.87
1384 votes
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The Queen of England

#24 - 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.

star 7.87
844 votes
Objection

#25 - 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.

star 7.86
750 votes
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Bainne

#26 - Bainne

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 - Episode 11

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

star 7.85
5371 votes
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Trial Day

#27 - 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.

star 7.85
98 votes
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Only You

#28 - 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.

star 7.82
3344 votes
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Packing Heat

#29 - 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.

star 7.81
248 votes
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Thick as Mud

#30 - 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.

star 7.81
2391 votes
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Faith, Hope & Surgery

#31 - Faith, Hope & Surgery

Chicago Hope Season 6 - Episode 11

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

star 7.80
5 votes
The Right Thing

#32 - 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.

star 7.80
128 votes
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The Moonshine War

#33 - The Moonshine War

Justified Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.78
3324 votes
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Coyote Is Always Hungry

#34 - 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.

star 7.76
1679 votes
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Lamia

#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.

star 7.76
451 votes
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Gina Zanetakos

#36 - Gina Zanetakos

The Blacklist Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.72
7507 votes
The Clock

#37 - 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.

star 7.71
4705 votes
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The Jacket

#38 - 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.

star 7.69
636 votes
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Forever!

#39 - 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.

star 7.66
565 votes
Two Wolverines

#40 - 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.

star 7.66
726 votes
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Collected

#41 - 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.

star 7.65
1560 votes
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Nightmares

#42 - 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.

star 7.65
2584 votes
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Long in the Tooth

#43 - 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.

star 7.65
3506 votes
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I Went to Market

#44 - I Went to Market

Succession Season 1 - Episode 5

After hearing Logan's plan to expand to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father. Greg drives his ornery grandfather from Canada to New York for a Thanksgiving reunion with Logan. Tom grows increasingly concerned about the terms of his prenuptial agreement with Shiv, and recruits Greg for a clandestine task. The family is surprised by Connor's choice of date at Thanksgiving dinner.

star 7.64
1106 votes
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The Beast in Me

#45 - 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.

star 7.64
1502 votes
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In Search of Barry White

#46 - In Search of Barry White

Ally McBeal Season 4 - Episode 19

John loses his ability to channel Barry White while going up against Larry in a case involving a man who wants to clone his late wife; Nelle hooks Elaine into on-line romance; Ling's feelings for Jackson grow more intense.

star 7.63
223 votes
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Right to Life

#47 - Right to Life

Chicago Hope Season 2 - Episode 14

Hancock's practice and his freedom are threatened when he saves the life of a hemorrhaging pregnant woman by aborting her fetus, which stirs up strong emotions when the woman denounces his actions. Kronk recoils at first from treating a drag queen with AIDS. Another new lawyer faces a baptism of fire as hospital legal counsel.

star 7.63
8 votes
Gone

#48 - Gone

Lie to Me Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 7.62
2998 votes
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The Sinister Hotel Room Mystery

#49 - The Sinister Hotel Room Mystery

Sneaky Pete Season 2 - Episode 1

Marius sees an opportunity when he is seized by two mercenaries searching for Pete's mother Maggie and the eleven million dollars she stole from their employer. Meanwhile, Audrey and Otto deal with the fallout from Winslow's death, and Julia struggles to keep her promise to Dockery.

star 7.60
788 votes
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

#50 - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 12

After watching an early cut of the documentary, Masters is disturbed by the portrayal of his work. Johnson's move to solidify her custody arrangement with George backfires. Finding justification in Masters' distraction, Libby continues her relationship with Robert. Langham discovers Flo's family's wealth and connections, causing him to re-evaluate his relationship with her. And after repeated testing of their protocol to cure impotence, Masters and Johnson feel they are ready to cure sexual dysfunction.

star 7.60
876 votes
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FILE #10

#51 - FILE #10

neXt (2020) Season 1 - Episode 10

NeXt taunts LeBlanc with a new tactic relating to his illness and Shea and LeBlanc devise one last dangerous ploy to destroy neXt, and save their lives, their families and the world.

star 7.59
495 votes
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Mr. Monk and the Other Woman

#52 - Mr. Monk and the Other Woman

Monk Season 1 - Episode 8

Monk's dedication to his late wife is tested when he meets a beautiful woman (Maria del Mar) who has her sights set on a certain obsessive-compulsive detective.

star 7.59
714 votes
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The Trash and the Snake

#53 - The Trash and the Snake

Justified Season 6 - Episode 4

Raylan declares war on the deadly men who are forcing Harlan's most valuable real estate to change hands, while Boyd and Duffy seek out a crackpot safecracker to help do their dirty work.

star 7.58
1178 votes
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Stick It

#54 - Stick It

Boston Legal Season 2 - Episode 19

Alan once again goes to bat for Melissa, who is in serious trouble with the IRS. Meanwhile, Paul and Brad enact a plan to help Rachel get into rehab, and Denise re-enters the world of dating with disastrous results.

star 7.58
1036 votes
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Matters of Gravity

#55 - Matters of Gravity

Masters of Sex Season 3 - Episode 5

Johnson's parents arrive unannounced. Masters takes on a promising patient.

star 7.57
717 votes
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Patient X

#56 - Patient X

Rebel (2021) Season 1 - Episode 2

Blindsided and upset by Grady's sudden change of heart, Rebel proceeds to help Cruz build their case against Stonemore and enlists Lana's assistance to convince a former patient to aid in their case. Meanwhile, Cassidy shares surprising news with Cruz who is simultaneously dealing with trauma from his own past. Elsewhere, Nate tries to prove Rebel wrong and recruits a colleague to help with his heart valve study.

star 7.57
141 votes
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Sad Sack Wasp Trap

#57 - Sad Sack Wasp Trap

Succession Season 1 - Episode 4

With the company’s annual foundation gala fundraiser approaching, and his dad out of the picture, Kendall polishes up his speech while enlisting an on-air personality from the Waystar’s ATV Networks to accompany him. Shiv tries to minimize damage from a sordid photo that threatens a client’s political future. Tom inherits a “virus” from his predecessor in the parks and cruises division, and shares a disturbing file with Greg. Logan makes a mark on his return to the office. At the benefit, Connor shows why he’s better off avoiding stressful situations.

star 7.57
1133 votes
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Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better

#58 - 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.

star 7.57
23 votes
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Evil... and his Brother Ziggy

#59 - Evil... and his Brother Ziggy

Life (2007) Season 2 - Episode 10

When a sheriff’s deputy is found murdered on an Indian reservation, Crews and Reese find themselves in the middle of a turf war between Tribal police and the county sheriff’s department. The detectives learn the victim was not well-liked on the reservation and the opening of a new profitable casino may have led to the deputy’s demise. Crews attends a fundraiser thrown by Mickey Rayborn, one of the individuals Crews believes was involved in the conspiracy against him.

star 7.56
1040 votes
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Sometimes a Fantasy

#60 - Sometimes a Fantasy

Grey's Anatomy Season 3 - Episode 3

The staff tries to prevent a patient from getting an elective surgery. Cristina tries to help Preston cope with the after effects of his surgery. A patient bails on their surgery. Someone goes to a bed-and breakfast. Alex deals with a patient who has had a high amount of injuries in the past. A man undergoes surgery. Before the surgery his wife was only somewhat supportive, but the results may be too much for her to handle. Izzie tries to go back to the hospital for the first time since Denny died. One child's constant visits are noted by a nurse. Two foster patients are met with suspicions of child abuse. George and Callie's relationship moves forward.

star 7.56
1377 votes
We Are Dognappers

#61 - We Are Dognappers

We Are Men Season 1 - Episode 2

When Stuart's ex-wife offers to settle their divorce if she can keep his beloved dog, he takes matters into his own hands and enlists the guys' help to get the dog back. Meanwhile, Gil is disappointed when his daughter cancels their camping trip, and Carter asks Frank permission to date his daughter.

star 7.54
344 votes
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Nuts

#62 - Nuts

Boston Legal Season 3 - Episode 12

Denny is outraged when he is not permitted to board a plane because his name is on a "no-fly" list, and asks Alan for help suing Homeland Security.Meanwhile, Shirley and Vanessa defend a teacher who is accused of negligence when one of her students dies from anaphylactic shock in class.Denise becomes nervous when Alan begins to suspect she is sleeping with both Brad and Jeffrey, and Claire continues to help Clarence with his self-esteem issues.

star 7.52
980 votes
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The Pleasure Protocol

#63 - The Pleasure Protocol

Masters of Sex Season 4 - Episode 3

Masters and Johnson adjust to new partners, but their respective cases have them second-guessing the instinct to remain separated. A romantic prospect pushes Libby to embrace life as a newly single woman of the sexual revolution.

star 7.48
678 votes
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Below the Belt

#64 - Below the Belt

Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 10

Masters learns of a rival study and calls in a public relations expert to help brand his work with Johnson. Virginia, having finally learned of Masters' sexual difficulties, is invigorated by the prospect of finding a cure. Determined to prove her worth to Robert, Libby canvases a tenement for a rent strike. Plus, Langham is stunned when Flo informs him that he has to have sex with her in order to keep his job. And Barbara and Lester connect over their shared sexual dysfunctions.

star 7.48
888 votes
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Shelf Life

#65 - Shelf Life

Life (2007) Season 2 - Episode 17

Crews and Stark experience the world of extreme corporate power while investigating the stabbing death of a soldier killed while on leave in Los Angeles.

star 7.48
1047 votes
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FILE #7

#66 - FILE #7

neXt (2020) Season 1 - Episode 7

LeBlanc and Shea discover Ted’s plan for the neXt server and race to intervene before it is too late. Meanwhile, Ben and Gina investigate NEXT’s latest victims, Congresswoman Elenor Beatty and reporter Harrison Cole, after a freak accident occurs, and Shea reaches her breaking point.

star 7.45
579 votes
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Staple Holes

#67 - Staple Holes

Rake (US) Season 1 - Episode 8

Following the death of his father, Ben takes over the law firm and hires Keegan, who is immediately put on an important case. When Keegan cross-examines a key witness in the case – with zero preparation due to a big night out – he inadvertently wins the case, but the partners don’t have the jubilant reaction he was expecting. Meanwhile, Leanne begs Keegan to put her on his staff at the new firm, Bruce won’t come to terms with the fact that Maddy broke up with him, Scarlet puts the launch of her campaign for D.A. on hold and Keegan’s relationship with the Mayor’s wife gets more complicated

star 7.37
176 votes
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Pimp Daddy

#68 - Pimp Daddy

Terriers Season 1 - Episode 9

While Hank recovers from his injury, Britt teams up with a transvestite hooker to solve the death of her friend.

star 7.31
556 votes
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Nothing Personal

#69 - Nothing Personal

The Deep End Season 1 - Episode 4

When a promising female tennis star loses her scholarship, Susan gives Beth and Dylan the challenging pro-bono case -- which questions the player's personal identity -- while Liam and Malcolm are pitted against each other.

star 7.30
87 votes
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Monkey Business

#70 - Monkey Business

Masters of Sex Season 3 - Episode 7

Masters and Johnson are interviewed as they take on an exotic new patient.

star 7.25
657 votes
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Come Together

#71 - Come Together

Dirt Season 1 - Episode 7

When her source takes back her story, Willa's excitement over her first story fades. In the meantime Lucy's relationship with Leo and her coming with DirtNow are jeopardized by Jack Dawson's lawsuit. Don becomes involved with a waitress.

star 7.14
36 votes
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