The BEST episodes directed by Allan Arkush

Come Back Little Shiksa
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8.67
48 votes

#1 - Come Back Little Shiksa

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 2

With Maddie in Chicago, Dave feels very sympatico with a client who offers $10,000 if they can locate the woman he spent one memorable night with.

Cool Hand Dave (1)
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8.64
44 votes

#2 - Cool Hand Dave (1)

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 5

Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.

My Dad Can Beat Up Your BMW
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8.60
145 votes

#3 - My Dad Can Beat Up Your BMW

Parenthood - Season 1 - Episode 2

Garry hopes his dad will appear at his baseball team's championship game, but Helen doubts her indifferent ex will show up; Marilyn gives Susan's childhood stewardess doll to Patty.

Tale in Two Cities
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8.60
45 votes

#4 - Tale in Two Cities

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 4

Maddie's parents throw a party for her in Chicago while Dave and Bert party it up in LA.

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Fun for Kids
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8.52
58 votes

#5 - Fun for Kids

Parenthood - Season 1 - Episode 12

Tod's stripper mother visits; Frank locks horns with Nathan over child-rearing.

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Cool Hand Dave (2)
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8.40
45 votes

#6 - Cool Hand Dave (2)

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 6

Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.

Hollow Halloween
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8.40
63 votes

#7 - Hollow Halloween

Parenthood - Season 1 - Episode 7

Gil and Karen's plans for an old-fashioned Hallowe'en make the kids feel dowdy next to their Ninja Turtled friends.

Father Knows Last
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8.36
47 votes

#8 - Father Knows Last

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 7

Mr. Hayes visits Dave after his return to the agency to subtly hint that he should take some responsibility for Maddie's unborn child.

Secrets & Lies (2)
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8.34
158 votes

#9 - Secrets & Lies (2)

Crossing Jordan - Season 1 - Episode 23

With Jordan still at the psychiatric hospital she agrees to look into a triple homicide. Typical Jordan gets herself in over her head and Woody is there to lend a helping hand…again.

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Detention
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8.27
182 votes

#10 - Detention

Dawson's Creek - Season 1 - Episode 7

In what is said to be one of the best episodes, the gang, after committing various violations at school, gets stuck together for an 8 hour Saturday detention, where Dawson and Pacey turn against each another; and Joey offers a tearful partial explanation for her anger toward Jen.

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Pilot
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8.11
19 votes

#11 - Pilot

Parenthood - Season 1 - Episode 1

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Save Me
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8.06
90 votes

#12 - Save Me

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 17

Woody and Lu team up to find the killer of a young girl and the search will prove to be difficult with the possibility of the killer being mentally ill and living in a halfway house. Jordan has taken in Kayla, while the state tries to find a home for her.

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Funeral for a Door Nail
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8.04
111 votes

#13 - Funeral for a Door Nail

Moonlighting - Season 2 - Episode 17

A depressed man hires a hit man to kill him after his wife dies, then desperately seeks Dave and Maddie's help to call him off when he sees his supposedly dead wife alive.

One Twelve
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8.04
165 votes

#14 - One Twelve

Crossing Jordan - Season 2 - Episode 6

Jordan and the team are sent to lead the recovery effort at the site of an explosion. Amongst the rubble is a lone survivor and Jordan must keep him talking till help can get to him. The grim task of identifying the victims falls on Dr. Macy.

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Pandora's Trunk (2)
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8.02
126 votes

#15 - Pandora's Trunk (2)

Crossing Jordan - Season 2 - Episode 22

With the secrets the car held for years out in the open, Jordan still has questions. Dr. Macy makes a hard decision regarding Jordan and Woody has a case to solve.

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Don't Leave Me This Way
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8.02
87 votes

#16 - Don't Leave Me This Way

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 21

When Jordan wakes up to find J.D. dead beside her, she has no memory of the events from the previous night. Accused or murder Jordan will turn to her friends to help piece everything together.

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Death Toll
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7.99
91 votes

#17 - Death Toll

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 14

A bomb has detonated on a Boston train, leaving many victims dead or injured. A lot of the victims are school-aged children which triggers bad memories. What is worse is that there is another bomb… somewhere.

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How to Stop an Exploding Man
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7.96
1889 votes

#18 - How to Stop an Exploding Man

Heroes - Season 1 - Episode 23

Can Sylar be stopped? Will Linderman's vision live on with Nathan? What will it take for Peter to save the world, what sacrifices will be made? With all the horrible predictions unfolding before them the heroes face moments of pain and peril in Kirby Plaza.

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Fetal Attraction
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7.95
41 votes

#19 - Fetal Attraction

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 9

Dave searches for a suitable Lamaze partner so he can be prepared for Maddie's delivery.

Company Man
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7.94
1884 votes

#20 - Company Man

Heroes - Season 1 - Episode 17

Matt Parkman and Ted Sprague arrive in Texas in search of answers and take HRG and his family hostage. More is revealed about Mr. Bennet, the agency for which he works, and how he found Claire.

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El Sid
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7.94
33 votes

#21 - El Sid

L.A. Law - Season 1 - Episode 11

An increasingly unstable Hershberg asks Kuzak to take over the case of a woman who shot a police officer; Rogoff reassigns Van Owen to night court as punishment for helping Appleton; Perkins makes a deal with the devil to have her son returned to her safely; things get heated in another court when the men of McKenzie, Brackman engage in a contentious basketball game with a rival firm; Markowitz redecorates Chaney's office and gives it to Kelsey as a Christmas present; after McKenzie apologizes, Sifuentes agrees to return to the firm.

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Judgement Day
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7.93
88 votes

#22 - Judgement Day

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 4

Jordan works to expose the downfalls of the prison health care system, when an inmate turns up dead. Meanwhile Lily is put into a life or death situation…at a local court house.

Born to Run
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7.93
164 votes

#23 - Born to Run

Crossing Jordan - Season 1 - Episode 4

With what appears to be a cut and dry murder suicide, Jordan gets help from her colleagues to find the truth. Meanwhile, Dr. Macy faces the hard truth about his daughter on her birthday.

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Loves Me Not
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7.91
91 votes

#24 - Loves Me Not

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 10

Jordan and Woody are called to the scene of a murder at a bed and breakfast. It isn’t long before everyone is a suspect. When the road gets snowed in, things heat up between Jordan and Woody.

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Luck Be a Lady (1)
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7.91
88 votes

#25 - Luck Be a Lady (1)

Crossing Jordan - Season 5 - Episode 2

When a pair of bodies ends up in the Boston Morgue, one clue will lead to fabulous Las Vegas. With Woody in Vegas and Jordan and Boston temperatures rise on a couple of…couples. (Double Down, Triple Threat (2) aired on Las Vegas, season 3, episode 3.)

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Judge and Jury
star
7.90
71 votes

#26 - Judge and Jury

The Practice - Season 3 - Episode 13

Judge Roberta Kittleson, presiding over a case Bobby's working on, informs him that she's had an erotic dream featuring him and proceeds to inquire whether he's interested in her. Bobby responds negatively and worries that it affected Kittleson's judgment when ruling after ruling goes against his client. Helen prosecutes a TV newsmagazine producer as an accessory for murder after he inadvertently encourages a Kevorkian-like suicide doctor to capture a death on videotape. Lucy teaches Eugene's son, Kendall, to dance.

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Night of the Living Dead
star
7.90
87 votes

#27 - Night of the Living Dead

Crossing Jordan - Season 6 - Episode 6

A shooting has occurred and three people are dead, including an alleged killer and his snake of a defense attorney. Much to one of the victims surprise, he has been declared dead by mistake and sent to the morgue for an autopsy. Unable to speak or move he can only watch as the doctors prepare to do his autopsy.

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Oh, Brother Where Art Thou (3)
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7.89
125 votes

#28 - Oh, Brother Where Art Thou (3)

Crossing Jordan - Season 3 - Episode 13

This episode picks up where Pandora’s Trunk I & II left off. When Tom Malden is found dead in Jordan’s apartment, she is a suspect. However Jordan was drugged and has no idea what has happened. When the truth comes out, no one is more shocked than Jordan.

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Devil May Care
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7.87
109 votes

#29 - Devil May Care

Crossing Jordan - Season 3 - Episode 1

A teenager’s obsession with forensic science will cost two men their lives and put Dr. Macy’s skills to the test. Meanwhile Jordan thinks she might have heard a murder… but where is the body?

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Fire from the Sky
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7.87
97 votes

#30 - Fire from the Sky

Crossing Jordan - Season 4 - Episode 8

Jordan receives a late night call from Devan asking her to cover the shift. A plane crash has occurred and the staff soon learns one of their own was on that flight.

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Pilot
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7.84
425 votes

#31 - Pilot

Crossing Jordan - Season 1 - Episode 1

Meet Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh of the Boston Medical Examiner's office. With a reputation of going way beyond the call of duty, she finds her first case a little close to home.

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Wild Nights Are Calling
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7.84
460 votes

#32 - Wild Nights Are Calling

The Client List - Season 2 - Episode 15

Riley desperately searches for the client list and her efforts put everyone at risk, including Georgia, Nikki and Judge Overton. Riley also tells Lacey the reason why she was attacked, which then puts a strain on their friendship. Meanwhile, Selena and Derek face a difficult decision that could put their jobs in jeopardy when a French couple show up at the spa.

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Love Stinks
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7.83
118 votes

#33 - Love Stinks

Parenthood - Season 1 - Episode 5

Julie walks out on Tod when she discovers he's planning the formal wedding they never had.

Embraceable You
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7.83
89 votes

#34 - Embraceable You

Crossing Jordan - Season 4 - Episode 19

When a pregnant nun is found dead, Jordan, Woody, and Nigel are thrown into this case of biblical proportions. Elsewhere, Dr. Macy is on the trail of a black widow. Will be prove her innocent or become her next victim?

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There's No Place Like Home
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7.83
198 votes

#35 - There's No Place Like Home

Crossing Jordan - Season 2 - Episode 1

Special 90 Minute Episode Jordan and Woody are 3000 miles from Boston on the trail of the man that may hold the answer to Jordan’s questions about her mothers' death. Dr. Macy is struggling with the disappearance of Jordan and trying to solve a case of his own.

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Blue Moon
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7.83
93 votes

#36 - Blue Moon

Crossing Jordan - Season 4 - Episode 6

With the phases of the Blue Moon determining how a killer acts, Woody and Jordan must work quickly to stop him before another victim dies. Elsewhere Lily finds the softer side of Detective Seely.

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This Woman's Work
star
7.83
1905 votes

#37 - This Woman's Work

Defiance - Season 2 - Episode 6

After an Arkfall crash, Pottinger recruits Nolan to lead their salvage mission but his secret agenda puts them in grave danger against an Alien race they’ve never encountered before.

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Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)
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7.82
946 votes

#38 - Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)

BrainDead - Season 1 - Episode 5

Laurel asks her brother, Luke, for his help to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the bugs, but he insists she first consult Dr. Joanne Alaimo, a leading entomologist, for her perspective on the invasion. Laurel’s relationship with Anthony takes a drastic turn.

Six Months Ago
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7.81
2193 votes

#39 - Six Months Ago

Heroes - Season 1 - Episode 10

This episode shows the heroes six months ago. Chandra Suresh, Mohinder's father, arrives in New York looking for special people. He meets up with an individual that embraces the chance to be unique. Peter graduates from nursing school. Nathan plans to prosecute a case that could cause complications for the Petrellis. Niki receives a visit from her father which brings out the worst in her. Hiro tries to alter the future for someone important to him. Claire discovers her abilities right after joining the cheerleading squad, and her father meets up with someone special.

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Digger (2)
star
7.81
171 votes

#40 - Digger (2)

Crossing Jordan - Season 1 - Episode 9

Jordan buries herself into the case and winds up putting her life in danger. Elsewhere Nigel and Lily plan some nuptials?

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First Week
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7.80
2348 votes

#41 - First Week

The Good Fight - Season 1 - Episode 2

Diane raises eyebrows while settling in as a new partner at Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad. Maia continues to deal with the repercussions of her family's Ponzi scheme. Lucca and Maia unexpectedly pick up a new case.

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Getting Ahead
star
7.80
5 votes

#42 - Getting Ahead

St. Elsewhere - Season 5 - Episode 15

Novino uncovers a pathologist selling body parts when one of her patients dies; Dr. Westphall learns that Lizzie is pregnant; Chandler and a visiting private practitioner learn something from each other, and John Doe #6 surfaces again, along with Craig's novel.

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For Whom the Spell Tolls
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7.79
440 votes

#43 - For Whom the Spell Tolls

Witches of East End - Season 2 - Episode 13

Season two ends with Jonanna trying to escape from Tarkoff, while Freya and Wendy race to find a way back to the present. As far as Ingrid, she learned some shocking news about herself from King Nikolaus; and Dash's dark past closes in on him.

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Sunset Division
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7.78
159 votes

#44 - Sunset Division

Crossing Jordan - Season 2 - Episode 20

Woody decides to take some time off and goes home to Wisconsin, and while there the Sheriff, his mentor, is killed. The trail leads him to Los Angeles where he crosses paths with a special LAPD unit.

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A Moveable Beast
star
7.78
731 votes

#45 - A Moveable Beast

Witches of East End - Season 2 - Episode 1

All the Beauchamp witches have trouble remembering exactly what happened after the portal opened and fear a mystical presence crossed over to their world. Victor helps Joanna fight what seems to be a losing battle with her argentum poisoning. Ingrid develops a dangerous sleep walking habit while Freya has visions of Killian in danger.

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I Don't Want to Lose You Yet
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7.76
267 votes

#46 - I Don't Want to Lose You Yet

Nashville (2012) - Season 6 - Episode 15

A medical scare gets Avery and Juliette talking. Scarlett and Sean organize a ranch benefit. Gunnar gets inspired. Avery questions a relationship. Maddie tests Twig. Deacon learns a secret.

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Blood Kiss
star
7.76
849 votes

#47 - Blood Kiss

Salem - Season 2 - Episode 2

Mary initiates the second act of the Grand Rite. Alden returns to Salem.

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The Call
star
7.76
653 votes

#48 - The Call

Switched at Birth - Season 5 - Episode 1

Daphne and Bay are so enthralled with China that they stay longer than anticipated, but after 10 months, they get an emergency call and drop everything to return home. Once there, Daphne tries to integrate herself back into campus life but finds that things have changed without her. Bay is mixed up about her feelings towards Emmett who is struggling with his own problems. Meanwhile, Kathryn and John quarrel over her job and Regina feels guilty about a secret tryst.

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Revealed
star
7.76
95 votes

#49 - Revealed

Crossing Jordan - Season 3 - Episode 10

The body of a writer is found with bite marks in the neck and drained of all blood. Meanwhile a decomposing body is found in the woods and a camera in the hand of the victim is the only clue.

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June 13th - Part 2
star
7.76
2096 votes

#50 - June 13th - Part 2

Heroes Reborn - Season 1 - Episode 8

In the wake of an unspeakable tragedy, Erica Kravid puts her dark plan into motion with Renautas. Hiro and Angela are tasked with an important mission that could change the course of humanity. In Odessa, a distraught Luke and Joanne come to realize their tragic mission after the loss of their son. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet has an unexpected reunion with Matt Parkman. In Japan, the origins of Miko come to light. Elsewhere, the truth behind Carlos' military service is revealed.