The Best Episodes Directed by Alex Graves

The Lion and the Rose

#1 - The Lion and the Rose

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 2

A who’s who of honored guests turns out for Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding in King’s Landing, but the king’s taste in entertainment rubs many of them the wrong way. Meanwhile, Bronn gives a lesson to an unlikely pupil; Bran’s vision helps map out his journey; Stannis loses patience with Davos; and Ramsay takes a perverse delight in his new pet.

star 8.68
10984 votes
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The Children

#2 - The Children

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 10

Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall. Daenerys must face harsh realities. Bran learns more about his destiny. Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.

star 8.62
10655 votes
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The Mountain and the Viper

#3 - The Mountain and the Viper

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 8

Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town. Sam questions his decision regarding Gilly. Littlefinger's motives are questioned. Sansa is interrogated by Lord Royce. Arya and The Hound arrive at the Bloody Gate. Ramsay tries to prove himself to his father. Tyrion's fate is decided.

star 8.58
10537 votes
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And Now His Watch Is Ended

#4 - And Now His Watch Is Ended

Game of Thrones Season 3 - Episode 4

Trouble brews among the Night's Watch at Craster's. Margaery takes Joffrey out of his comfort zone. Arya meets the leader of the Brotherhood. Varys plots revenge on an old foe. Theon mournfully recalls his missteps. Daenerys deftly orchestrates her exit from Astapor.

star 8.55
9729 votes
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#5 - Commencement

The West Wing Season 4 - Episode 22

Bartlet finally tells the staff the truth about the death of Shareef; Danny agrees to hold off on the story after five alleged terrorists go missing; Andy goes into labor after once again refusing Toby's marriage proposal; Zoey is kidnapped from a nightclub on the night of her college graduation.

star 8.45
250 votes
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2162 Votes

#6 - 2162 Votes

The West Wing Season 6 - Episode 22

At the Democratic National Convention, Russell, Santos and Baker jockey for the 2162 votes that will give one of them the nomination for President, and the opportunity to lose to the apparently unstoppable Vinick in November. Meanwhile, the President must make a decision before it's too late on whether to deploy a secret rescue mission to the space station, and the FBI is asked to determine who leaked the existence of the military shuttle to the press.

star 8.41
220 votes
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In Excelsis Deo

#7 - In Excelsis Deo

The West Wing Season 1 - Episode 10

Toby tries to arrange a proper funeral for a homeless veteran; Josh and Sam try to set up a preemptive strike against Lillienfield, who is attacking Leo because of his prior drug and alcohol problem; CJ tries to get the staff to revisit the hate crimes issue; Bartlet sneaks out to do some last minute shopping.

star 8.26
356 votes
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The Mommy Problem

#8 - The Mommy Problem

The West Wing Season 7 - Episode 2

Santos and Vinick have to deal with press fallout when it looks like the Bartlet White House is not going to continue the investigation into the press leaks.

star 8.24
197 votes
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Game On

#9 - Game On

The West Wing Season 4 - Episode 6

Bartlet, Leo, Josh, Sam and C.J. pull a practical joke on Toby; Sam's mission to end the Wilde campaign leads him to make a career-altering decision; Jordan backs up Leo as he deals with the Qumari; Toby continues to press his case with a resistant Andrea; and Bartlet cleans Ritchie's clock in their debate.

star 8.24
275 votes
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News Night 2.0

#10 - News Night 2.0

The Newsroom (2012) Season 1 - Episode 2

MacKenzie takes charge of the revamped "News Night" and lobbies economist Sloan Sabbith to file a nightly financial report. Meanwhile, Jim takes responsibility for Maggie's mistake; Charlie puts a halt to Reese's meetings with Will; and a confidential breakup story is a secret no more.

star 8.21
1025 votes
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Halfway to a Donut

#11 - Halfway to a Donut

Homeland Season 4 - Episode 8

Carrie organizes a last-ditch operation. Lockhart and Martha stall the ISI.

star 8.18
3313 votes
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All In

#12 - All In

Homeland Season 7 - Episode 11

Saul's mission is a go. The clock ticks on the Keane administration.

star 8.13
2605 votes
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End Game

#13 - End Game

SIX Season 1 - Episode 8

Our Team finally comes face-to-face with Michael and his jihadist soldiers.

star 8.07
2244 votes
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Ich Bin Ein Berliner

#14 - Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Pan Am Season 1 - Episode 3

When the crew gets a flight taking journalists to Berlin to cover an important speech by President Kennedy, Maggie, who campaigned for him, is determined to meet JFK no matter what. Meanwhile, when her contact's safety is compromised, Kate tries to help the young woman escape East Germany; and painful memories of World War II force Colette to face her tragic past.

star 7.99
155 votes
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Double Down

#15 - Double Down

Journeyman Season 1 - Episode 7

Dan isn't happy when Katie considers going back to work as a television journalist. In the past Dan tries to save a witness from being killed. Livia shows up just in time to save Dan's future. Jack keeps looking into what's going on with Dan.

star 7.96
50 votes
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#16 - Genesis

Terra Nova Season 1 - Episode 1

The Shannon family joins the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet foreboding land. Jim Shannon, a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family through this new world of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. Upon the Shannons' arrival, they are introduced to Cmdr. Nathaniel Taylor, the charismatic and heroic first pioneer and leader of the settlement. Taylor warns the travelers that while Terra Nova is a place of new opportunities and fresh beginnings, all is not as idyllic as it initially appears. Along with blue skies, towering waterfalls and lush vegetation, the surrounding terrain is teeming with danger - and not just of the man-eating dinosaur variety. There is also a splinter colony of renegades led by the battle-hardened Mira, who is vehemently opposed to Taylor and his leadership. This is a 2 part episode.

star 7.91
907 votes
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Force of Evil

#17 - Force of Evil

Altered Carbon Season 1 - Episode 4

Tortured by his captor, Kovacs taps into his Envoy training to survive. Ortega springs a surprise on her family for Día de los Muertos.

star 7.90
3402 votes
The Cut Man Cometh

#18 - The Cut Man Cometh

Sports Night Season 2 - Episode 11

While prepping to cover a major fight, Dana and Casey duke it out over their stalled fling, and Dan's dad, Jay, hits town for a tense visit. But after the match goes south, the CSC staff bands together to knock out a killer show, including an hour's worth of coverage of a fight that lasted under a minute and a correspondent who only will respond to being called "the cut man", calls Dan; Casey, and Casey; Dan. He also shows he has no idea what he is talking about, when he talks about the last winner of the Miss America pageant, Miss Rochester.

star 7.89
38 votes
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King Corn

#19 - King Corn

The West Wing Season 6 - Episode 13

The presidential candidates journey to Iowa, where democrats Russell and Santos, and republican Vinick, are all told by their handlers that when they appear before before the corn growers association they must support subsidies for the use of corn-derived ethanol as fuel, regardless of their true feelings.

star 7.89
207 votes
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The Stormy Present

#20 - The Stormy Present

The West Wing Season 5 - Episode 10

President Bartlet attends the funeral of a former president with other former presidents Glenallen Walken and D. Wire Newman, while monitoring a possible situation in Saudi Arabia. Josh Lyman mediates an argument between a representative from Connecticut and one from North Carolina who wants her state's copy of the Bill of Rights returned. CJ is concerned about a scientist's invention which could interfere with privacy.

star 7.87
224 votes
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The Ghost Network

#21 - The Ghost Network

Fringe Season 1 - Episode 3

The team investigates a bus full of dead commuters that appear to be fossilized and uncover a man who has visions of pattern-related disturbances before they happen; Dr. Bishop requests a piano in the lab to help him process data.

star 7.86
1538 votes
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The Two Bartlets

#22 - The Two Bartlets

The West Wing Season 3 - Episode 12

On the day of the Democratic Caucus, Bartlet, Toby and C.J. go to Iowa to kick off the presidential race, and disagree over Bartlet's making a statement about affirmative action. Back in Washington, Leo forces Josh to intercede with an old friend leading a protest against Navy arms testing at Vieques, Puerto Rico. Sam meets with Bob Engler again, who is now acting on behalf of two congressmen who want an inventory of Fort Knox because they believe that most of the gold bullion has been replaced with alien bodies recovered from Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico. After Josh rebuffs her request, Donna seeks Sam's help in getting out of jury duty. Josh brings a little bit of Tahiti to his relationship with Amy Gardner.

star 7.83
250 votes
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Dog Soldier

#23 - Dog Soldier

Longmire Season 1 - Episode 5

Walt and the team look into the disappearances of several Cheyenne foster children and an unregistered sex offender.

star 7.81
443 votes
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The Long Goodbye

#24 - The Long Goodbye

The West Wing Season 4 - Episode 13

While Toby unsuccessfully attempts to fill her shoes in the briefing room, C.J. returns to Dayton, where she gives a speech at her high school reunion, reconnects with an old friend, and struggles with her father's worsening Alzheimer's.

star 7.78
207 votes
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Friendly Skies

#25 - Friendly Skies

Journeyman Season 1 - Episode 2

Not sure if his time travel is imagined or real Dan goes to get an MRI. Dan disappears during the flight when he and Katie decide to get away for a few days. Dan finds himself on another plane in a different year.

star 7.74
75 votes
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#26 - Fences

S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 13

Hondo and Jessica’s secret relationship comes to a crossroads when Michael Plank, the president of the police commission, discovers their affair. Also, when Hondo and the team assist with the federal investigation to bring in an undocumented fugitive, they find themselves at the center of a citywide immigration debate.

star 7.73
1001 votes
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#27 - Parabiosis

Homeland Season 5 - Episode 6

Saul orders a sweep at the station. Carrie looks to Düring for support.

star 7.72
3984 votes
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Pilot - A Love of a Lifetime

#28 - Pilot - A Love of a Lifetime

Journeyman Season 1 - Episode 1

Dan Vasser's life is about to change forever, as he discovers he is being pulled into the past without warning, with no understanding as to why it is happening. As he continues to jump back and forth in time, his past comes into focus as his present unravels before his eyes.

star 7.68
93 votes
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#29 - Pilot

666 Park Avenue Season 1 - Episode 1

The Drake, an exclusive Manhattan apartment building, is controlled by evil supernatural forces that endanger the lives of its residents. An idealistic young couple are hired by the structure's devilish owner to manage the property, and they quickly suspect that all is not as it appears to be within the walls of the haunted edifice.

star 7.68
438 votes
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The Battlefield

#30 - The Battlefield

The Practice Season 3 - Episode 5

Lindsay makes an appeal in the Pearson case. Ellenor tries to find another viable suspect in the Vogelman case. Jimmy represents a cousin being sued by a former employee, fired solely because of her Iranian nationality.

star 7.67
27 votes
Chapter 47

#31 - Chapter 47

House of Cards (US) Season 4 - Episode 8

Formidable as ever, both Underwoods have their eyes on the big picture as they manipulate a potential running mate and push the gun bill.

star 7.64
2984 votes
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#32 - Access

The West Wing Season 5 - Episode 18

A documentary camera crew follows C.J. around for a not-so-typical day in the White House.

star 7.60
195 votes
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Game Three

#33 - Game Three

Journeyman Season 1 - Episode 3

Romance is put on hold for Dan and Katie when Dan finds himself back in 1989 in time to warn everyone about a disaster, and save an addict from ruining his life. Katie finds out that Dan has seen Livia but didn't tell her.

star 7.49
67 votes
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Part 6

#34 - Part 6

Bloodline Season 1 - Episode 6

John wants to keep Danny in the fold, but Danny learns an awful truth about the past. Meg takes on a new client. Kevin's personal life takes a turn.

star 7.48
704 votes
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#35 - Sideshow

Ally McBeal Season 2 - Episode 15

When we last saw Ally she was in shock over her encounter with Billy. Ally realizes her life is in crisis and that everything she does from this moment on could mean a lifetime of happiness or bitter disappointment. That's when she makes a decision not to be passive and do something about her life.

star 7.04
46 votes
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