The Best Episodes Directed by Alik Sakharov



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.

star 8.65
2916 votes
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The Laws of Gods and Men

#2 - The Laws of Gods and Men

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 6

Tyrion faces his father in the throne room. Stannis and Davos put their faith in a new strategy. Daenerys' sphere of influence expands.

star 8.49
11407 votes
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#3 - Mockingbird

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 7

Tyrion gains an unlikely ally. Daario asks Daenerys to allow him to do what he does best. Jon's warnings about the vulnerability of the Wall are ignored. Brienne follows a new lead. Arya and The Hound come across Rorge. Sansa discovers Littlefinger's true intentions for The Eyrie.

star 8.33
11126 votes
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The Fellowship

#4 - 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.

star 8.22
1173 votes
What is Dead May Never Die

#5 - What is Dead May Never Die

Game of Thrones Season 2 - Episode 3

At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own, but King Renly, his new wife Margaery, and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.

star 8.08
9525 votes
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The Climb

#6 - The Climb

Game of Thrones Season 3 - Episode 6

Tywin plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre pays a visit to the Riverlands. Robb weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton decides what to do with Jaime Lannister. Jon, Ygritte, and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.

star 8.08
9938 votes
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Do the Wrong Thing

#7 - 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.

star 8.08
1685 votes
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Pride and Prejudice

#8 - Pride and Prejudice

Goliath Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 8.07
1822 votes
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Warm and Dead

#9 - 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.

star 8.03
928 votes
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Out with a Bang

#10 - 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.

star 8.02
983 votes
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Dress Code

#11 - 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.

star 7.99
2420 votes
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#12 - 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.

star 7.98
3114 votes
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Called In Dead (1)

#13 - 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.

star 7.96
958 votes
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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

#14 - The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Counterpart Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.95
1470 votes
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#15 - 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.

star 7.94
1006 votes
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#16 - 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.

star 7.93
2601 votes
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#17 - 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.

star 7.90
2768 votes
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Conventions (2)

#18 - Conventions (2)

Chicago P.D. Season 1 - Episode 6

Voight and Antonio enlist the help of agents at the Special Victims Unit in New York, Fin and Rollins, to help track down the culprit of a series of rape/murders. Burgess has an opportunity to prove herself to Intelligence. Elsewhere Lindsay enlists the help of Halstead to act as her date for her high school reunion to get back at an old rival. (Comic Perversion (1) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 15, episode 15.)

star 7.88
1096 votes
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One Way Out

#19 - 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.

star 7.86
1381 votes
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Love the Lie

#20 - 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.

star 7.83
1380 votes
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Lost Crane

#21 - 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.

star 7.82
1132 votes
The Big Sleep

#22 - 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.

star 7.82
1378 votes
Chapter 56

#23 - 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.

star 7.81
3214 votes
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#24 - 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.

star 7.81
3127 votes
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The Truth Will Out

#25 - 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.

star 7.81
131 votes
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Heroes of the Republic

#26 - 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.

star 7.81
571 votes
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#27 - 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.

star 7.80
2219 votes
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Spaghetti & Coffee

#28 - 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.

star 7.80
744 votes
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Chapter 59

#29 - 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.

star 7.78
3026 votes
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It's Donald

#30 - 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.

star 7.76
1704 votes
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#31 - 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.

star 7.76
1179 votes
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Give Me The Ocular Proof...

#32 - Give Me The Ocular Proof...

Brotherhood Season 3 - Episode 5

Declan's investigation triggers alarms among the corrupt politicians so Tommy tries to finesse information from the investigation. Rose receives a diagnosis and shares the truth with Ellen. Michael and Colin begin to clash as they help Freddie plan a robbery.

star 7.76
25 votes
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Both Sides Now

#33 - 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.

star 7.72
1750 votes
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The Fourth Step

#34 - 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.

star 7.71
1106 votes
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Martial Eagle

#35 - 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.

star 7.71
1883 votes

#36 - 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.

star 7.71
2264 votes
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#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.

star 7.68
1340 votes
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Chapter 55

#38 - 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.

star 7.64
3269 votes
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Call Letter Blues 1:2-6

#39 - 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.

star 7.25
32 votes
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