The Best Episodes Directed by Allison Anders


#1 - Kukulkan

Mayans M.C. Season 2 - Episode 8

A deal is on the table for the MC but the price is paid in blood

star 8.03
663 votes
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#2 - Sideways

SouthLAnd Season 3 - Episode 7

When crime scene photos from the case of the celebrity suspected of murdering his estranged wife show up on the internet, all of the first responders are suspended, including Lydia and Josie. Further investigation proves the photos were the unauthorized pictures taken by Lydia using her phone, and she's shocked when she learns who was responsible for the leak. Meanwhile, Sammy fails to pick the right guy from the line-up for Nate's murderer, and Dewey and Chickie are involved in a high-speed chase that ends in disaster.

star 7.98
761 votes
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The Red Barn

#3 - The Red Barn

The Mentalist Season 5 - Episode 13

The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group, and Lisbon contemplates her future.

star 7.84
3324 votes
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What About First Steps…

#4 - What About First Steps…

What About Brian Season 2 - Episode 7

Every begins to take the first steps in moving forward in their lives. Nicole tries to help Deena out with her cupcake business, but things turn interesting when Deena meets a rich client, who seems to be smitten by her. Dave tries to help Brian, who is trying to find ways to make Bridget interested in him. Dave tells him to go to a speed dating thing. He says to bring Bridget along so she could see the other jerks and then Brian would look better to her. Adam and Heather start to rethink getting married.

star 7.82
11 votes
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#5 - Fallout

SouthLAnd Season 4 - Episode 7

Jessica and John exchange angry words after she lies to Internal Affairs about the facts surrounding her shooting of a teen with a toy. Meanwhile, Sammy continues to hold a grudge with Ben and Lydia continues to dodge questions about her condition.

star 7.80
699 votes
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#6 - Volunteers

Cold Case Season 1 - Episode 16

When the remains of a young black man and a white woman are found under the foundation of a building, Rush and Valens discover that not only did the two go missing in 1969, but that they may have been killed professionally for their work in an underground abortion clinic.

star 7.80
252 votes
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Facts Are The Enemy

#7 - Facts Are The Enemy

The Divide Season 1 - Episode 3

Christine's preoccupation with the Butler case makes it hard for her to focus on her impending bar exam, while Adam attempts to resolve his doubts by confirming Jenny Butler's eyewitness ID.

star 7.78
64 votes
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Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place

#8 - Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place

Riverdale Season 1 - Episode 7

New rumors swirl when a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed; Cheryl approaches Betty with an unexpected proposal.

star 7.75
2679 votes
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Invierno Cayó

#9 - Invierno Cayó

Gang Related Season 1 - Episode 5

Carlos taints another gang's meth shipment in order to drive business toward Los Angelicos' fishscale supply. But his plan backfires and causes a world of trouble for his family and for the GTF.

star 7.72
338 votes
Episode 9

#10 - Episode 9

The Affair Season 5 - Episode 9

As controversy swirls around Noah, Helen and Whitney must decide where their allegiances lie.

star 7.72
357 votes
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You Also Have a Pizza

#11 - You Also Have a Pizza

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 - Episode 6

Love is in the air as the inmates prepare for a Valentine's Day party; Red makes an intriguing new discovery. Larry asks Piper to be his prison mole.

star 7.71
3664 votes
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Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown

#12 - Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Riverdale Season 2 - Episode 4

When Archie’s attempt to take matters into his own hands spirals out of control, Mayor McCoy calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale. Meanwhile, when Betty finds herself at the center of a deepening mystery, her decision to keep some parts of it from Jughead causes further friction between the two. Elsewhere, Veronica grows concerned for Archie when she realizes the lengths he would go to seek revenge against the person terrorizing Riverdale. Finally, tensions between the North and Southside finally come to a head and leads to an unexpected showdown.

star 7.66
1836 votes
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False Flag

#13 - False Flag

TURN: Washington's Spies Season 2 - Episode 3

Ben sets a trap to expose a traitor.

star 7.60
421 votes
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Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks

#14 - Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks

Riverdale Season 2 - Episode 2

With the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty leads the charge to save Pop’s after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever. Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie’s well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica approach Cheryl and Josie for their help saving Pop’s, while Jughead’s attempt to find FP a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions. Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram and Hermione.

star 7.60
2050 votes
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Rise of the Phoenix

#15 - Rise of the Phoenix

Murder in the First Season 3 - Episode 9

When a promising new clue is uncovered, Terry and Hildy push forward in hopes of finally solving the Normandy Parker conspiracy. Siletti pulls out all the stops in his crusade against the very system he championed as District Attorney. Hildy’s home life continues to spiral downward as one of her own winds up in the interrogation room.

star 7.60
603 votes
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Nothing but the Truth

#16 - Nothing but the Truth

Murder in the First Season 2 - Episode 10

While Jamie deals with the fallout from her tirade, witnesses begin to take the stand in the case against Dustin; Hildy makes a vow when her family is threatened.

star 7.55
514 votes
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The McCormack Mulligan

#17 - The McCormack Mulligan

Murder in the First Season 2 - Episode 5

The pressure ratchets up on Terry and Hildy to discover who's behind the cop-killings. Jamie comes out swinging, making an unexpected move in her defense of Dustin. Navarro reunites with his brother, who has been recently released from prison. Meanwhile, an anonymous tip gives Raffi a potential connect for her case against Suger.

star 7.52
489 votes
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Let's Make a Deal

#18 - Let's Make a Deal

Murder in the First Season 3 - Episode 7

While the investigation into the murder of Normandy shifts closer to home, a new murder leads Terry and Hildy to revisit an earlier suspect. The trial of Mario Siletti gets underway as the state Attorney General's prosecutor, hell-bent on putting the District Attorney behind bars, unloads the first witnesses against him. Terry and Hildy face the harsh reality that their roles as partners may prevent their personal happiness.

star 7.51
576 votes
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Power Shift

#19 - Power Shift

Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 2

Marin is still adopting to her new lifestyle and her new job as relationship adviser on Patrick's radio station. Meanwhile, she has opened the door to a new romance with a handsome stranger.

star 7.46
223 votes
La Douleur Exquise!

#20 - La Douleur Exquise!

Sex and the City Season 2 - Episode 12

Carrie freaks out when Big breaks the news to her that he might have to move to Paris for a year. She is revolted that all this time she thought of them as a "we" while his conception of "we" was "me and my penis." Angry and drunk after several shots of Cosmopolitan, Carrie calls Big at 5:30 am discussing their relationship. The next morning she drops by with greasy food and suggests that she too should move to Paris so they can stay together. Big shoots her idea down and says that if she moves to Paris it has to be because of her and not him. Carrie is even more revolted, but ultimately accepts that the man of her life has to go. Meanwhile, Charlotte's fetish with shoes brings her to a shoe salesman with a feet fetish who gives a 500-dollar pair of shows for free. She can't keep it and try to return, but the guy won't take it. Instead, he convinces her to model 6 new shoes that just came to the store. And Miranda meets a guy on a bookstore who likes to have sex where he can get caught

star 7.42
816 votes
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The Big Time

#21 - The Big Time

Sex and the City Season 3 - Episode 8

Carrie keeps bumping into Mr. Big, causing her to wonder what's going on, which she finds out when he confesses he can't stop thinking about her. Charlotte starts to think that Trey might indeed be her “Mr. Right”. Samantha fears she is becoming menopausal, but when sleeping with Len, an older man from her new apartment building, discovers she's not. Miranda is starting to get fed up with living with Steve, and the last straw comes when he tries to persuade her it's time to start thinking about a baby: they break up.

star 7.40
750 votes
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Drama Queens

#22 - Drama Queens

Sex and the City Season 3 - Episode 7

Carrie is invited to meet Aidan's family, but she feels overwhelmed and declines: she then spots Mr. Big and Natasha out together, and comes to realise that she has been behaving badly, and decides to meet Aidan's family after all. Charlotte falls down in the street and meets Trey McDougall, a very eligible doctor, with whom she hits it off immediately. Samantha is seeing Mark, a doctor with access to a supply of Viagra, which she experiments with. Miranda gets used to the details of a life of domesticity with Steve.

star 7.30
757 votes
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Pants on Fire

#23 - Pants on Fire

Murder in the First Season 1 - Episode 5

To change the world's opinion of him, Erich Blunt takes a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Hildy and Terry discover that a past suspect's alibi does not check out. They must get to the bottom of this before it unravels their case against Blunt.

star 7.30
755 votes
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The Caste System

#24 - The Caste System

Sex and the City Season 2 - Episode 10

Carrie decides to say "I love you" to Mr. Big, but his response isn't exactly what she was hoping for. Instead, all she got was an ugly purse. They attend a fancy party from an upstate socialite, who won't allow indoors smoking or have any brown food or drinks at the party. While out in the terrace for a smoke, Carrie runs into Jeremiah, an artist/bartender with whom she's been flirting with for a several years. While he was showing her his tattoo, Serena the socialite walks in on them, and tells Mr. Big Carrie was giving him a blowjob. Offended, Carrie leaves the party with Jeremiah, get drunk and wakes up the next morning with him on his bed. Luckily they didn't do anything, because Mr. Big called her first thing in the morning saying he does love her, but he was just afraid to say it. Meanwhile, Charlotte meets a famous actor and acts like a groupie around him. But despite making exceptions on several dating rules, she feels like she has to establish some boundaries when the guy go

star 7.17
776 votes
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Last Dance

#25 - Last Dance

The L Word Season 3 - Episode 11

After Dana's family treats the girls coldly, Alice is determined to arrange a special event to commemorate their friend. While Helena's lawsuit is resolved with a surprising outcome, Bette is willing to fight for Angelica's custody. Max lands a job, giving Jenny something to write about. Dealing with her grief, Shane is willing to make the ultimate commitment to Carmen. Finally, Lara arrives from Paris and is comforted by Alice.

star 7.13
183 votes
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