The BEST episodes directed by Alex Pillai

Up in Smoke
star
8.49
53 votes

#1 - Up in Smoke

Blue Murder (UK) - Season 2 - Episode 2

What first looks like a straightforward suicide case soon turns much more sinister. At the funeral of the suicide victim, Charlotte Moran, her father, Frank Evans, and her husband, Dave Moran are grieving for her. Meanwhile, behind the scenes at the crematorium, John Wheeler also weeps as he prepares Charlotte's coffin for the cremator, when her husband, Dave, angrily confronts him. Two weeks later, the crematorium secretary, Mary Hunt, reports that both Dave Moran and John Wheeler have gone missing. Rumour has it that John Wheeler and Charlotte Moran were having an affair. Janine opens an investigation and forensic tests reveal that another body was cremated with Charlotte. But was it Dave Moran or John Wheeler? Janine tells the team they have a murderer and a victim, but which is which?

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Chapter Seventeen: The Missionaries
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8.39
705 votes

#2 - Chapter Seventeen: The Missionaries

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Season 1 - Episode 17

As Hilda and Sabrina attempt to save Ambrose, Ms. Wardwell considers a crucial move, and a violent group of witch hunters targets the Church of Night.

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Paedophile Ring (2)
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8.00
39 votes

#3 - Paedophile Ring (2)

Touching Evil - Season 2 - Episode 6

DI Creegan faces a personal crisis when his daughter and ex-wife are threatened by a tormented father who torches their house. Distraught father, Michael Hawkins, blames Creegan for his daughter's death. Meanwhile, DI Taylor goes undercover to a kids-for-sale orphanage in Albania, putting her job on the line when she rescues a child from a hellhole in Albania as the OSC comes closer to catching the paedophiles.

Lonely
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7.96
49 votes

#4 - Lonely

Blue Murder (UK) - Season 2 - Episode 4

When the only witness to a woman's murder is an autistic boy who cannot communicate what he saw, Janine has to get to the truth another way.

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A Bee in Your Bonnet
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7.92
438 votes

#5 - A Bee in Your Bonnet

Bridgerton - Season 2 - Episode 3

The Sharmas arrive at the Bridgerton's country estate, where Anthony seeks to win Kate's good opinion amid bad memories and a ruthless game of pall-mall.

Chapter Ten: Gloria
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7.84
68 votes

#6 - Chapter Ten: Gloria

Katy Keene - Season 1 - Episode 10

When an allegation against Gloria is made, Katy tries to get to the bottom of it, but instead might have discovered something about her mother. Josie and the new Pussycats have a falling out leaving Josie’s close friend, Kevin Keller, to remind that she doesn’t need to be that person anymore. Jorge offers Bernardo an interesting relationship proposition in order not to lose him, but it does not go as he hoped. Meanwhile, Pepper’s past is starting to catch up with her and it could jeopardize more than just the Pepper Plant.

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Witness for the Prosecution
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7.81
1093 votes

#7 - Witness for the Prosecution

Bull (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 15

The DA hires Bull to help convict Hazel Diaz, an infamous drug dealer who murdered a police officer but has managed to avoid jail for years on an insanity defense by feigning schizophrenia.

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Aithusa
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7.79
1606 votes

#8 - Aithusa

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 4

A mysterious visitor arrives in Camelot seeking a very special prize: a dragon's egg.

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Don't Say a Word
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7.79
722 votes

#9 - Don't Say a Word

Bull (2016) - Season 3 - Episode 18

Bull’s romantic rival, Diana Lindsay, jeopardizes her career when she secretly has Bull come to Texas to assist a couple fighting against her former client for custody of their grandchildren.

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Full Battle Rattle
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7.76
535 votes

#10 - Full Battle Rattle

Valor - Season 1 - Episode 5

While the team scrambles for a new plan, Gallo puts himself in danger for the sake of the mission. Nora makes a decision that surprises and angers Gallo. Meanwhile, Ian clashes with CIA Deputy Director Magnus. Lastly, Thea realizes she has a lot to prove.

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The Devil, The Detail
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7.74
1299 votes

#11 - The Devil, The Detail

Bull (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 8

Bull agrees to help the parents of a former employee sue a drug company when their son commits suicide during a drug trial. However, the task is complicated when the company brings in their own trial scientist, Arti Cander.

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A Servant of Two Masters
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7.73
1544 votes

#12 - A Servant of Two Masters

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 6

Merlin becomes a deadly weapon in Morgana's fight for supremacy when he falls into her hands. By recurring to ancient magic, she manages to turn friend against friend and creates the perfect assassin out of the young sorcerer which puts an oblivious King Arthur in great danger. Will anyone notice Merlin's unusual behaviour before he is able to do any serious harm to the King?

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Defend the Ranch
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7.69
301 votes

#13 - Defend the Ranch

Walker - Season 1 - Episode 13

Walker’s past comes back with a vengeance and it threatens the very thing he loves the most – his family.

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Terror (2)
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7.68
129 votes

#14 - Terror (2)

Silent Witness - Season 12 - Episode 6

Nikki visits Isra, the teenage sister of one of the suspects, and the only key eye witness. She insists that her brother was innocent, but after Nikki discovers how harshly Isra is being treated, the team starts to suspect a cover up. Rhys continues to run, and there's a shock in store for Harry when he realises he knows the identity of the unknown victim.

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No Outlet
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7.68
856 votes

#15 - No Outlet

Emergence - Season 1 - Episode 4

After learning more about Piper’s origins, Jo struggles with the decision to shelter her. Benny enlists a friend to hack Kindred’s secret files, and Chris clashes with a headstrong informant he’s assigned to protect.

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Lost in Translation
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7.68
220 votes

#16 - Lost in Translation

Robin Hood - Season 3 - Episode 3

The Sheriff turns the heat up on Robin and his gang by forcing the Abbot to accuse them of stealing from the church. Tuck's attempt to clear Robin's name ends with him being captured and tied to the rack. Will the gang free Tuck in time, while escaping execution themselves?

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His Father's Son
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7.65
1609 votes

#17 - His Father's Son

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 5

Arthur faces his first true test as King when he incurs the wrath of the formidable Queen Annis. With the lives of thousands hanging in the balance, Arthur must find the strength to be his own man and become the leader Camelot so desperately needs.

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The Dark Rider
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7.62
200 votes

#18 - The Dark Rider

Midsomer Murders - Season 15 - Episode 1

The DeQuettevilles and the Fleetwoods have been enemies since the English Civil War. Now, the DeQuettevilles are dying after seeing a headless horseman. Is the ancient feud to blame?

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The Killings of Copenhagen
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7.61
209 votes

#19 - The Killings of Copenhagen

Midsomer Murders - Season 16 - Episode 5

Barnaby and Nelson join forces with two female Danish police detectives after a Midsomer businessman is poisoned during a trip to Copenhagen.

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Chapter Twenty-Two: Drag Me to Hell
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7.61
516 votes

#20 - Chapter Twenty-Two: Drag Me to Hell

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Season 2 - Episode 2

In Greendale, Sabrina explores a new hobby ... and a disturbing duty. Elsewhere, Prudence and Ambrose continue their search for Father Blackwood.

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Fallen Idol (2)
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7.58
154 votes

#21 - Fallen Idol (2)

Silent Witness - Season 3 - Episode 4

Sam is called to the scene of the death of a Gemma Boyd, who appears to have fallen down the stairs. Sam believes that she has actually been pushed and sets out to find her killer.

The Dagger Club
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7.57
221 votes

#22 - The Dagger Club

Midsomer Murders - Season 17 - Episode 1

Artist Suzie Colebrook is electrocuted by a roulette wheel shortly after discovering a break-in at her home in Luxton Deeping.

The Sicillian Defence
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7.57
199 votes

#23 - The Sicillian Defence

Midsomer Murders - Season 15 - Episode 5

When a young girl wakes up from a mysterious coma, she finds that no one knows what happened to her boyfriend who disappeared around the same time she was attacked.

Freedom
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7.56
314 votes

#24 - Freedom

Walker - Season 1 - Episode 11

Walker and Geri are both unsure of their feelings for each other after their kiss and things get very complicated when Hoyt comes home from prison. However, the welcome home party is interrupted when Micki and Walker get word that Clint West is on the run.

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The Curse of the Ninth
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7.56
221 votes

#25 - The Curse of the Ninth

Midsomer Murders - Season 19 - Episode 6

When a prize-winning violinist is killed and his Stradivarius stolen, Barnaby must sort through a myriad of suspects and motives to find the real killer.

Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm
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7.56
396 votes

#26 - Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm

Riverdale - Season 4 - Episode 7

Archie’s plan to host a peaceful Thanksgiving dinner at the community center quickly gets derailed when some unexpected guests arrive. Stranded at Stonewall Prep by an ice storm, Jughead and Betty search for clues about a recent death on campus. Elsewhere, while FP, Alice, Hiram and Hermione wait out the storm together at Pop’s, Cheryl and Toni get resourceful as they host a dinner for Cheryl’s family.

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Modus Operandi
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7.55
1418 votes

#27 - Modus Operandi

Da Vinci's Demons - Season 3 - Episode 3

Leo's investigation of a grisly murder poses a threat to the Labyrinth.

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Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black
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7.55
765 votes

#28 - Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black

Riverdale - Season 3 - Episode 7

Fearful that he will be caught, Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake. Meanwhile, after Alice takes extreme measures to ensure Betty's safety from the Gargoyle King, Betty finds herself up against a formidable foe from her past. Finally, after learning that La Bonne Nuit is in trouble, Veronica makes a risky business decision that could cost her everything.

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Sins of the Father
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7.55
219 votes

#29 - Sins of the Father

Robin Hood - Season 3 - Episode 4

Ruthless Rufus is in town, intent on revenge. When he kidnaps Allan and Kate, Robin retaliates by snatching his son. Robin and the gang face a race against time as they try to find Rufus' hiding place. Will they succeed, or is this the end of the road for Allan and Kate?

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Habeas Corpus
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7.52
367 votes

#30 - Habeas Corpus

Midsomer Murders - Season 18 - Episode 1

When a wealthy landowner's body goes missing right after his death, a sinister web of secrets and lies is exposed in the village of Little Malton.

Paedophile Ring (1)
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7.51
37 votes

#31 - Paedophile Ring (1)

Touching Evil - Season 2 - Episode 5

DI Creegan finds himself attracted to a woman who is arrested for the abduction of a child she claims was coerced from her in a baby-brokering scheme. As the OSC inquiry finds leads towards a major international paedophile ring, DI Taylor and DC Rivers pose as a childless couple in a sting to nab the ringleaders.

Ghost Town
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7.51
1058 votes

#32 - Ghost Town

Being Human - Season 1 - Episode 3

Annie meets Gilbert, a ghost from the 1980s, who shows her her own headstone. Her subsequent exploration of why she has remained on Earth after her death results in her discovering that she was actually murdered by Owen, throwing her emotions into conflict. After Lauren sends Mitchell a DVD of her murdering a man, Mitchell tries to help Lauren give up killing and bring her back to the person she was. George struggles to build a relationship with Nina, unsure of how much he should tell her. Gilbert expresses his love for Annie, and is then permitted to "cross over" to Death through a supernatural doorway. From this, Annie learns that until she fulfills the one thing keeping her Earth-bound, she will never be permitted to cross-over.

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Death by Persuasion
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7.51
256 votes

#33 - Death by Persuasion

Midsomer Murders - Season 19 - Episode 5

When a young girl dressed in period attire slips away from a Jane Austen weekend and is found stabbed in the woods, Barnaby needs to look back in time to find the killer.

Bad Seed
star
7.49
168 votes

#34 - Bad Seed

Wire in the Blood - Season 3 - Episode 2

When a series of vicious murders sends the town reeling, Tony becomes consumed with the notion that they are the work of killer William 'Mack the Knife' MacAdam. Newly-released back into society after being educated during his long sentence, MacAdam is now enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Tony's university class and seems overly keen to take his place as media pundit on serial killer cases. Tony's torment is worsened when he clashes with Carol over her desire to have a baby before it is too late. But could fertility be the key to solving the crimes?

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Broken Record
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7.47
199 votes

#35 - Broken Record

Instinct (2018) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of an aspiring musician who was gunned down on a roller coaster at an amusement park. Also, Lizzie exhausts herself trying to keep up with a newly single friend, and Andy and Dylan look to broaden their options for adoption.

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The Labrys
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7.44
1363 votes

#36 - The Labrys

Da Vinci's Demons - Season 3 - Episode 4

Carlo attempts to program Leo to become one with the Labyrinth; Leo's escape into an alternate reality threatens both his mind and his life.

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The Man Who Wasn't There
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7.44
133 votes

#37 - The Man Who Wasn't There

McDonald & Dodds - Season 2 - Episode 1

Five friends take a hot-air balloon trip but only four come back down alive, leaving McDonald and Dodds to untangle a complex web of lies spanning 30 years.

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Chapter Thirty: The Uninvited
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7.42
324 votes

#38 - Chapter Thirty: The Uninvited

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Season 2 - Episode 10

A grim visitor sends Roz and Harvey into a panic. Elsewhere, Sabrina reconnects with an enemy from her past, and Aunt Hilda's wedding day arrives.

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Chapter One Hundred and Fourteen: The Witches of Riverdale
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7.41
104 votes

#39 - Chapter One Hundred and Fourteen: The Witches of Riverdale

Riverdale - Season 6 - Episode 19

When several of their own fall prey to Percival’s latest plan, Cheryl calls upon fellow witch Sabrina Spellman for help. Elsewhere, Percival gives Reggie an ultimatum.

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Terror (1)
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7.31
104 votes

#40 - Terror (1)

Silent Witness - Season 12 - Episode 5

The team investigates an armed raid on a suspected terrorist cell in which two terrorists and a police officer are killed. When Nikki's findings point to a bungled raid with innocent lives being lost, people start to pass the buck. Fighting hostility and closed ranks, she beguiles her way into the police armed response unit to try to uncover what might have gone wrong. Harry is given the task of identifying one of the victims.

Fallen Idol (1)
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7.29
145 votes

#41 - Fallen Idol (1)

Silent Witness - Season 3 - Episode 3

Sam is called to the scene of the death of a Gemma Boyd, who appears to have fallen down the stairs. Sam believes that she has actually been pushed and sets out to find her killer.

Another Fine Mess
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7.28
935 votes

#42 - Another Fine Mess

Being Human - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mitchell makes friends with a neighbor's son being bullied by classmates, but a misunderstanding with the mother results in an angry mob attacking the house. The boy runs away and is hit by a car, and it is up to Mitchell to save him. Meanwhile, Nina visits the vandalized house and thinks George is pushing her away because he is a pervert, and Annie starts exhibiting some mental problems as she tries to accept the changes in her existence.

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Episode 3
star
7.27
37 votes

#43 - Episode 3

The Last Train - Season 1 - Episode 3

The survivors head out of the city towards the Ark, and search for food and water. A trip to an abandoned factory complex has tragic consequences.

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Episode 5
star
7.20
41 votes

#44 - Episode 5

The Last Train - Season 1 - Episode 5

The travellers take refuge in a village and meet the last survivors of a failed community, but their hosts present a threat to the group and the hunters are in pursuit.

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Let Us Prey
star
7.18
242 votes

#45 - Let Us Prey

Midsomer Murders - Season 16 - Episode 2

A series of murders in Midsomer St Claire seems to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt.

Episode 4
star
7.10
39 votes

#46 - Episode 4

The Last Train - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jandra is seriously injured, but the group needs to press on with their journey. Their progress is blocked by an unfordable river, but Hild leads her new friends to medical facilities, and into danger.

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