The BEST episodes directed by Alik Sakharov

XXVIII.
star
8.66
3126 votes

#1 - XXVIII.

Black Sails - Season 3 - Episode 10

Rogers and his forces come for the pirates. Rackham and Bonny face impossible odds. Silver demands answers from Flint. Billy crowns a king.

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All In
star
8.56
2139 votes

#2 - All In

Ozark - Season 3 - Episode 10

While Wendy battles personal demons, Marty struggles to keep their lives from falling apart. Darlene does Ruth a favor.

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The Laws of Gods and Men
star
8.33
16033 votes

#3 - The Laws of Gods and Men

Game of Thrones - Season 4 - Episode 6

Stannis and Davos set sail with a new strategy. Dany meets with supplicants. Tyrion faces down his father in the Throne Room.

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Scorched Earth
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8.24
323 votes

#4 - Scorched Earth

Flesh and Bone - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kiira's decision throws opening night into disarray. Daphne finds herself in the spotlight while Claire rises to artistic transcendence and Romeo's prophecy is revealed.

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Mockingbird
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8.21
15289 votes

#5 - Mockingbird

Game of Thrones - Season 4 - Episode 7

Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. Daario entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon's warnings fall on deaf ears.

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The Fellowship
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8.18
1270 votes

#6 - The Fellowship

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 2 - Episode 10

The day of the kurultai arrives, shaping Kublai's fate as khan. Ahmed makes his final stand. Marco learns a terrible truth.

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Fire Pink
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8.16
2025 votes

#7 - Fire Pink

Ozark - Season 3 - Episode 9

Ben's confrontation with Helen and Erin sends the Byrdes into crisis mode. Sam's concerns about the FBI inspire little sympathy.

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Pride and Prejudice
star
8.05
1977 votes

#8 - Pride and Prejudice

Goliath - Season 1 - Episode 2

Billy scrambles to get his wrongful death lawsuit into court by any means necessary.

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Called In Dead (1)
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8.01
1230 votes

#9 - Called In Dead (1)

Chicago P.D. - Season 2 - Episode 9

A friend of Nadia’s leads the intelligence unit to a huge heroin bust. Unfortunately this bust results in Olinsky arriving home to find the suspects are holding his wife. Voight and the team think they’ve found a common thread with the suspects but it’s not who they think. Meanwhile Burgess and Roman are given an assignment where they get paired with a K-9 officer, Jenn Cassidy who is Roman’s former partner and girlfriend.

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Heroes of the Republic
star
7.99
2089 votes

#10 - Heroes of the Republic

Rome - Season 2 - Episode 5

Despite Pullo's advice, Vorenus and his family return to the Collegium with his family who is reunited, and cleansed of their ordeal. Octavian is denied a triumph and urges Cicero to endorse his bid to be made Consul in exchange for an agreement to allow Cicero to veto his actions. Octavian takes both Cicero and the Senate by surprise with his first Consular act. Vorenus attempts' to make peace with Memmio and Cotta create suspicions that he has gone soft.

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Warm and Dead
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7.98
1542 votes

#11 - Warm and Dead

Chicago Fire - Season 1 - Episode 13

A troubled Chief Boden goes to the police when a man dies in a hardware store fire set by Ernie, the troubled teenage firebug he’s been trying to help, and his Uncle Ray. Meanwhile, Severide decides on his future and reaches out to his father. Elsewhere, Otis finds camaraderie when he fills in for a few shifts at the slowest firehouse in the city, and makes a decision of his own, while Dawson and Shay find themselves in a bad predicament during a call to a tenement.

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BFF
star
7.98
2019 votes

#12 - BFF

Ozark - Season 3 - Episode 8

Ruth isn't happy about Marty and Wendy's plan to bury the hatchet with Frank Jr. The Byrdes make a difficult decision about Ben. Maya is reprimanded.

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What Is Dead May Never Die
star
7.98
20052 votes

#13 - What Is Dead May Never Die

Game of Thrones - Season 2 - Episode 3

Tyrion roots out a spy; Catelyn meets a new king and queen; Bran dreams; Theon drowns.

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Out with a Bang
star
7.97
1490 votes

#14 - Out with a Bang

Chicago Fire - Season 2 - Episode 12

Lieutenant Casey tries to convince himself and everyone around him that he is one hundred percent healthy following his near-death incident in the line of duty. Shay, not wanting to delve into the emotionally traumatic incident, continues to elude a lawyer who wants to speak with her about Daryl’s suicide. Meanwhile, Otis and Katie bond over board games, Boden helps out a woman with a negligent landlord and Dawson notices fellow recruit Rebecca Jones undertaking some interesting test-taking techniques at the Academy.

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The Climb
star
7.95
17201 votes

#15 - The Climb

Game of Thrones - Season 3 - Episode 6

Four Houses consider make-or-break alliances. Jon and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.

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XXXIII.
star
7.93
3224 votes

#16 - XXXIII.

Black Sails - Season 4 - Episode 5

Silver takes Flint's life in his hands; Billy drives a wedge; Eleanor risks everything; Rogers makes a stunning appeal.

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Do the Wrong Thing
star
7.93
6680 votes

#17 - Do the Wrong Thing

Dexter - Season 7 - Episode 6

Debra gets to know a local crime writer who's dug up some incriminating dirt on Hannah McKay. Quinn gets an offer he tries to refuse and Batista is drawn to a new business opportunity. LaGuerta keeps digging into the Bay Harbor Butcher case.

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Full Dress
star
7.93
286 votes

#18 - Full Dress

Flesh and Bone - Season 1 - Episode 7

While opening night fast approaches, Paul faces setbacks that he blames on Toni. Kiira makes a big decision. Romeo's prophecy upsets a deeply insecure Claire.

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery
star
7.85
1727 votes

#19 - The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Counterpart - Season 1 - Episode 7

Clare's past is revealed. Quayle suffers through his own birthday party.

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XXIII.
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7.84
2934 votes

#20 - XXIII.

Black Sails - Season 3 - Episode 5

Facing certain death, Silver pushes Flint to take action. Teach shows Vane a way forward. A new threat puts Eleanor and Rogers on notice. Max makes her play.

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XIX.
star
7.84
3119 votes

#21 - XIX.

Black Sails - Season 3 - Episode 1

Flint and his crew wage war against the world. Eleanor receives an offer of clemency. Vane objects to Rackham's methods. One of Nassau's most notorious returns.

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Conventions (2)
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7.84
1526 votes

#22 - Conventions (2)

Chicago P.D. - Season 1 - Episode 6

New York's SVU agents Fin and Rollins help track down a serial killer who rapes his victims; Burgess gets an opportunity to prove herself; Lindsay brings Halstead as her date to her high school reunion. (Comic Perversion (1) Law & Order: SVU S15E15)

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Lost Crane
star
7.84
1215 votes

#23 - Lost Crane

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Kaidu's ruthlessness reaches new levels in his bid for power. Hundred Eyes' former lover has him questioning his loyalties.

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Chapter 56
star
7.81
3312 votes

#24 - Chapter 56

House of Cards (US) - Season 5 - Episode 4

With a tight race and low voter turnout on Election Day, things look grim for Frank. But he's still got one more trick up his sleeve.

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Dress Code
star
7.79
5685 votes

#25 - Dress Code

Dexter - Season 8 - Episode 7

Dexter hunts down Hannah to figure out why she’s back in Miami. Dexter also takes on a protégé and starts teaching him the Code.

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Before a Fall
star
7.77
4394 votes

#26 - Before a Fall

The Witcher - Season 1 - Episode 7

With the Continent at risk from Nilfgaard's rising power, Yennefer revisits her past. Geralt reconsiders his obligation to the Law of Surprise.

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One Way Out
star
7.77
2415 votes

#27 - One Way Out

Ozark - Season 2 - Episode 7

Mason goes off the deep end and focuses his rage on the Byrdes. Ruth tries to make her dad proud during a boat-part heist.

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XXX.
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7.76
3268 votes

#28 - XXX.

Black Sails - Season 4 - Episode 2

Flint gives in to Billy's authority; Eleanor has a plan for Rogers; Silver turns to an unlikely source for help; Max is put on notice.

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In Case of Emergency
star
7.75
1952 votes

#29 - In Case of Emergency

Ozark - Season 3 - Episode 7

The FBI questions Ruth. Tensions between Cosgrove and Marty hit a new high. Sue takes on a new patient. Wendy recruits for her foundation.

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The End's Beginning
star
7.75
5884 votes

#30 - The End's Beginning

The Witcher - Season 1 - Episode 1

Hostile townsfolk and a cunning mage greet Geralt in the town of Blaviken. Ciri finds her royal world upended when Nilfgaard sets its sights on Cintra.

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Chapter 59
star
7.75
3087 votes

#31 - Chapter 59

House of Cards (US) - Season 5 - Episode 7

When a crisis forces White House personnel to take shelter in a bunker, Commerce Department official Jane Davis negotiates through back channels.

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The Big Sleep
star
7.74
2378 votes

#32 - The Big Sleep

Ozark - Season 2 - Episode 8

Darlene makes one too many rash moves. Marty tries to free Rachel from Agent Petty's grasp. Jonah helps his mom force Wilkes to continue his support.

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Love the Lie
star
7.74
1630 votes

#33 - Love the Lie

Counterpart - Season 1 - Episode 8

The aftermath of the Indigo school discovery takes an emotional toll. Quayle grapples with his wife's new identity.

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It's Donald
star
7.73
1846 votes

#34 - It's Donald

Goliath - Season 1 - Episode 4

The beginning of discovery unearths a startling new piece of evidence that threatens to unravel Billy's entire theory of the case.

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XIII.
star
7.68
2946 votes

#35 - XIII.

Black Sails - Season 2 - Episode 5

Miranda embarks on a journey to save the island. Eleanor opens old wounds. Rackham sniffs around a big secret. Vane must take matters into his own hands.

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Resignation
star
7.68
2181 votes

#36 - Resignation

Boardwalk Empire - Season 4 - Episode 2

Now working as a “delivery man” for Dean O’Banion, Van Alden is ordered to keep tabs on Al Capone, joining the ascendant mobster to help keep Cicero voters “informed” at a political rally. Dr. Valentin Narcisse arrives in Atlantic City, clashing with Chalky and Nucky over the loss of an employee. In Washington, Agent Knox aligns himself with J. Edgar Hoover, acting director of the Bureau of Investigation. Harrow fails to finish a job in Milwaukee, while Eddie demands a promotion after 11 years of service. With a business opportunity on the horizon, Nucky departs for Florida.

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Terrorized
star
7.65
1190 votes

#37 - Terrorized

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 18 - Episode 1

A young boy is found wandering alone in Central Park and the search for his parents leads to startling evidence of a planned mass casualty event in the city. As the SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to find the suspects and the motive, Lt. Benson must also convince Barba to address allegations of rape and torture the boy's mother discloses.

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Spaghetti & Coffee
star
7.64
2753 votes

#38 - Spaghetti & Coffee

Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 - Episode 2

Nucky mixes business with pleasure in New York; Margaret's altruism is met with resistance; Gyp tries to establish a strategic foothold; Chalky and his daughter disagree about her future, Eli gets a new boss.

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Both Sides Now
star
7.64
2031 votes

#39 - Both Sides Now

Counterpart - Season 1 - Episode 4

Both Howards deepen their investigation of the conspiracy. Quayle meets one of Howard's sources. Clare must decide what to do about Baldwin.

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XV.
star
7.62
2861 votes

#40 - XV.

Black Sails - Season 2 - Episode 7

Max cleans up after a massacre. News from the outside world changes everything for Flint and Silver. Eleanor risks her life for the sake of her future. Bonny faces a crossroads. Dufresne pushes Billy to act.

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Feast
star
7.62
1635 votes

#41 - Feast

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Marco begins a dangerous relationship with the beautiful Blue Princess as tensions grow between Kublai and Xiangyang’s cunning chancellor Jia Sidao.

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Chapter 55
star
7.61
3366 votes

#42 - Chapter 55

House of Cards (US) - Season 5 - Episode 3

The day before the election, Conway holds a 24-hour Skype session with voters, while Frank and Claire stump in key states and try to discredit him.

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Martial Eagle
star
7.61
2826 votes

#43 - Martial Eagle

The Americans (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 9

Philip and Elizabeth’s long-planned mission turns ugly, impacting each of them in different ways. Stan digs in deeper at work as his personal life continues to unravel.

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The Fourth Step
star
7.58
1487 votes

#44 - The Fourth Step

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 4

As war looms with the walled city of Xiangyang, Prince Jingim tests his diplomacy skills while Kublai questions Marco’s allegiance.

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Four Marks
star
7.57
5149 votes

#45 - Four Marks

The Witcher - Season 1 - Episode 2

Bullied and neglected, Yennefer accidentally finds a means of escape. Geralt's hunt for a so-called devil goes to hell. Ciri seeks safety in numbers.

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The Truth Will Out
star
7.52
1350 votes

#46 - The Truth Will Out

Rubicon - Season 1 - Episode 7

The FBI puts API on lock down. Katherine realizes that she is not safe in her own home.

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Fireworks
star
7.46
946 votes

#47 - Fireworks

Invasion (2021) - Season 2 - Episode 3

A game-changing discovery could finally give Earth an advantage. Aneesha finds it difficult to trust the Movement, despite needing their help.

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Call Letter Blues 1:2-6
star
7.45
99 votes

#48 - Call Letter Blues 1:2-6

Brotherhood - Season 2 - Episode 9

It's Thanksgiving and Rose is fed up with everyone. She leaves and they are forced to figure things out on their own. Freddy and Marty Trio use some information to get a holiday furlough from prison.

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The Commune
star
7.42
385 votes

#49 - The Commune

Gypsy - Season 1 - Episode 5

Michael grows suspicious of Jean's new secretive streak, Sidney's frustrations boil over, and a visit to Rebecca's new home triggers a revelation.

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Vagabond Hotel
star
7.39
369 votes

#50 - Vagabond Hotel

Gypsy - Season 1 - Episode 6

After an intense night out with Michael, Jean finds her secret identity at risk once again. A surprise visitor adds to mounting pressures at work.

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