The BEST episodes directed by Alrick Riley

The Con is Off
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8.62
542 votes

#1 - The Con is Off

Hustle - Season 8 - Episode 6

Mickey believes that he has found the ultimate mark in multi-millionaire businessman Madani Wasem. The stakes end up being much higher than usual as Wasem is extremely dangerous and the kind of mark they usually try to avoid dealing with.

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The Lesson
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8.55
646 votes

#2 - The Lesson

Hustle - Season 2 - Episode 3

Danny has found a potential new member of the gang, Trevor (played by Lee Ingleby). He's a short con artist, who's very good at what he does, but his marks are not always the greedy; he also targets the elderly and the poor...

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The School
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8.44
199 votes

#3 - The School

Spooks - Season 6 - Episode 10

Hardliners opposed to the peace between Iran and the West have targeted a London school. Jo is captured by Redbacks, the mercenaries who abducted Zaf.

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Missions
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8.28
722 votes

#4 - Missions

Hustle - Season 2 - Episode 4

The team's plan to con an auction house with a comic book forgery goes awry when corrupt copper, Sam Phillips (played by Fay Ripley), decides she wants in on the play.

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Isolated
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8.21
133 votes

#5 - Isolated

Spooks - Season 6 - Episode 9

The team finds themselves suspended from the Grid following what happened involving Ros. Harry learns from an old adversary about a bomb he has planted in London. The team realizes that if they respond their lives will be in danger but if they don't it will be the public who suffers. A shocking discovery is made when they discover who is behind the latest threat.

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Big Daddy Calling
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8.19
520 votes

#6 - Big Daddy Calling

Hustle - Season 4 - Episode 6

It's back to the US for the crew as they seek some revenge of their own. Mafia boss Johnny Maranzano has beaten up Albert and to settle things the gang decides to pick the apple of Johnny's eye - the Big Daddy fruit machine and its $5 Million dollar jackpot. Las Vegas may be grifter heaven, but it's going to take a miracle to devise a con to steal from a casino that never closes and is under 24/7 security. The stakes are high, because it's not about not getting caught, it's about not getting killed.

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A Cry for Justice
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8.17
103 votes

#7 - A Cry for Justice

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 3

A woman is found dead, and it looks as if she committed suicide. But Havers has doubts. The police investigation leads Lynley to a private club, while Havers goes undercover. The true motive for the death affects Lynley deeply.

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A Good Day to Die
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8.11
5197 votes

#8 - A Good Day to Die

Lucifer - Season 2 - Episode 13

Lucifer must find the antidote to the Professor's poison before it kills Chloe. He travels to hell to find the Professor's soul and get him to turn over the antidote. While he's there, he is forced to confront his guilt about Uriel's death. Mom heads to hell to get Lucifer back, but Lucifer still feels betrayed by his parents because of something he discovers.

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Stolen Laptop
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8.03
440 votes

#9 - Stolen Laptop

Spooks - Season 10 - Episode 2

Calum is attacked by a gang of street muggers during a routine intelligence-sharing exercise with MI6. The laptop he was carrying is stolen, and contains highly-classified information on MI5's undercover assets. Their names are soon plastered all over the internet, making MI5 look incompetent and putting those top assets' lives in danger.

If Wishes Were Horses
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7.95
125 votes

#10 - If Wishes Were Horses

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 4

Lynley and Havers investigate the murder of Professor Dermot Finnegan, an old friend and mentor of Helen's who has been killed by a car bomb. Helen, who is pregnant, is later attacked in her car, and on admission to hospital her baby is found to have died. Havers searches Finnegan's office and finds love letters from several women - including one from Helen. She suggests that Lynley should be taken off the case, but he is determined to go on with it for the sake of Helen. In the end, Lynley has a shocking confrontation with the killer.

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Mona Lisa
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7.94
1042 votes

#11 - Mona Lisa

NCIS - Season 16 - Episode 18

Torres relies on his team’s investigative skills after he wakes up on a dilapidated fishing boat, covered in blood and unable to remember the last 12 hours.

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Gold Finger
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7.93
552 votes

#12 - Gold Finger

Hustle - Season 8 - Episode 1

The first episode sees the grifters take on gold dealer Dexter Gold. Famous for parting the elderly from their precious treasures in return for a pittance and trading stolen gold at profitable prices, the gang is eager to give this fraudster a taste of his own medicine. Meanwhile, Eddie finally has enough of the gang's childish behaviour when he finds that someone has defaced his precious photo of Liverpool legend Ian Rush. Failing to see the funny side, and certain that the culprit is West Ham supporter Ash, Eddie bans the team from the bar until he owns up.

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After the Rain
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7.92
797 votes

#13 - After the Rain

Bridgerton - Season 1 - Episode 8

The duke and duchess's season-ending ball signals a turning point for their marriage — and ushers in changes of fortune and fate to those around them.

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The Doodad
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7.92
1495 votes

#14 - The Doodad

The Peripheral - Season 1 - Episode 7

Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test. Meanwhile, Ella’s life is in danger, and Tommy deals with the Sheriff and Corbell Pickett his own way.

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Uranium
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7.91
292 votes

#15 - Uranium

Spooks - Season 8 - Episode 1

Harry is still missing, and there is one question on everyone's mind: is he dead, or alive? Section D discovers that Harry thwarted a clandestine operation to smuggle weapons-grade uranium into Iraq to justify the war. Now the rogue officers who masterminded the operation want their uranium back, and they are prepared to go to any lengths to get it. If Harry isn't dead already, is it too late to save him?

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Day of Dread
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7.88
959 votes

#16 - Day of Dread

S.W.A.T. (2017) - Season 2 - Episode 21

The SWAT team finds itself under internal investigation after a civilian is killed as they attempted to bring in the city’s most wanted criminal. As the mission details are revealed, the force’s internal affairs team calls Hondo’s leadership into question.

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The Black Fairy
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7.87
1564 votes

#17 - The Black Fairy

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 6 - Episode 19

In flashback, after Rumple’s mother, Fiona, learns from his fairy godmother that his destiny is prophesized, she does everything in her power to keep it from happening. Ultimately, Fiona will have to make a decision that will change the course of both their lives forever. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Rumple faces a similar dilemma.

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Terminus (1)
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7.86
217 votes

#18 - Terminus (1)

Silent Witness - Season 10 - Episode 3

Harry is joined by Sergeant Susan Fenn to investigate a hit-and-run accident on a run-down council estate. Leo and arch-cynic DI De Rohan are drawn into the case of a woman killed in a terrible fire at her house. And Nikki examines the body of a woman who collapsed and died at her own hen night.

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As One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew In
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7.85
664 votes

#19 - As One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew In

Hustle - Season 4 - Episode 1

The Hustle crew are back, but they are short a man - Mickey Stone. Mickey is off in Australia to pull off a major con and Danny uses this opportunity to prove to everyone that he's capable of being the new boss. Of course Danny's never been shy about taking on a challenge and for his first time as leader, Danny and the gang are off to Los Angeles. The con? To sell the Hollywood sign to a Texan...

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A Redemption
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7.84
968 votes

#20 - A Redemption

Bull (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 19

Bull helps Jim Grayson, a respectable family man who was arrested for changing his identity after being the unwitting getaway driver in a fatal robbery years ago. Bull hopes they can convince the jury that Jim has redeemed himself for his past misdeeds by living an upstanding life for years.

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I Want to Be Free
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7.84
751 votes

#21 - I Want to Be Free

How to Get Away with Murder - Season 6 - Episode 8

After taking the stand during Nate Senior’s murder trial, Bonnie’s world is turned upside down when a mysterious accident leads her to a hard realization. The students compete for a large cash bonus during the final exam where they must come up with the best defense for a conspiracy-to-murder charge.

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Garden Leave
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7.83
444 votes

#22 - Garden Leave

Spooks - Season 10 - Episode 1

The team has been left shocked by Lucas's betrayal, and with Harry Pearce on gardening leave, Section D has a new leader called Erin Watts. She has brought Calum Reed with her into the team. Harry Pearce manages to win his MI5 employment tribunal and is soon back on the Grid in the thick of the action. Secrets end up being discovered after Max Witt, a retired spy and Harry's colleague in Berlin during the Cold War, is discovered to have been murdered.

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Episode 3
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7.80
116 votes

#23 - Episode 3

Hotel Babylon - Season 1 - Episode 3

Natasha, the student daughter of a Russian billionaire, wants to get married in a hurry, so that she can stay in the UK. Charlie and Tony find her a man and set it all up for her - though they don't dare to tell Rebecca what is going on. And what will Natasha's tycoon father make of it all when he arrives - will he foot the hotel's inflated bill for the reception?

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Funny Money
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7.80
926 votes

#24 - Funny Money

S.W.A.T. (2017) - Season 3 - Episode 3

The SWAT team bumps heads with Lynch when she signs them up for an off-book undercover operation to take down a local gang printing counterfeit money, without giving them enough time to prepare for the mission. Tensions rise at home for Hondo as his parents’ strained relationship becomes worse.

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Loose Cannons
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7.79
1243 votes

#25 - Loose Cannons

NCIS - Season 13 - Episode 16

Doctor Cyril Taft experiences the rush of an NCIS case after he is assigned surgical duty to Gibb’s suspect and finds key evidence. Also, Dinozzo pays Jeanne Benoit a visit as he chases a lead involving doctors in Sudan.

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Once Upon a Time in the West
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7.79
2228 votes

#26 - Once Upon a Time in the West

Castle (2009) - Season 7 - Episode 7

When Castle and Beckett learn that a murder victim may have been poisoned at an Old West-style resort, they visit the resort posing as newlyweds to uncover the truth.

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Rescue
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7.79
1689 votes

#27 - Rescue

Intelligence (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 5

The daughter of a senator in Mexico is kidnapped by a cartel; Lillian uncovers a connection between her father (Peter Coyote) and the cartel.

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The Suffering of Strangers
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7.78
348 votes

#28 - The Suffering of Strangers

Spooks - Season 3 - Episode 10

It's Fiona's birthday, and she's not going to forget it! While inspecting a possible Islamic terrorist safe house, they are kidnapped. With the threat of his son's, his wife's and Danny's life, Adam must choose who won't live to see another day, Fiona or Danny? The prime minister's life is in danger. Will MI5 give into the kidnappers demands? But then to everybody's surprise... Danny makes the ultimate sacrifice.

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Size Matters
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7.78
1680 votes

#29 - Size Matters

Intelligence (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Gabriel and Cybercom investigate when artificial intelligence scientists are infected and killed by microscopic robots.

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Ding Dong That's My Song
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7.78
537 votes

#30 - Ding Dong That's My Song

Hustle - Season 8 - Episode 5

Albert decides to return to an old haunt and soon discovers that it's been pulled down by ruthless property tycoon, Dale Ridley. He ends up recruiting the rest of the team to deliver a special form of retribution.

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Terminus (2)
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7.77
216 votes

#31 - Terminus (2)

Silent Witness - Season 10 - Episode 4

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Believe
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7.77
1746 votes

#32 - Believe

The Good Doctor - Season 2 - Episode 16

The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han, believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more than an asset and works to keep him out of the operating room permanently.

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Brother's Keeper
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7.76
3749 votes

#33 - Brother's Keeper

Fear the Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 12

Nick and Jake set out to handle a delicate situation; the Ranch prepares for a threat greater than any they've faced before.

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Pandora's Box (1)
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7.76
1988 votes

#34 - Pandora's Box (1)

NCIS - Season 14 - Episode 15

After Abby’s homeland security think tank is compromised and she is found in possession of a real bomb, the NCIS team discovers the leader of the group has been murdered and a theoretical terror playbook has been stolen. Crossover with NCIS: New Orleans season 3 episode 14.

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Breaking Glass
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7.76
1782 votes

#35 - Breaking Glass

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 4 - Episode 5

Regina reluctantly teams up with Emma to search for the Snow Queen after Sidney, who is once again Regina's prisoner in the mirror, discovers her whereabouts and agrees to lead her to the location. With Belle babysitting baby Neal, a nervous Mary Margaret and David prepare for their first date night away from their child and find themselves on a mission to track down Will Scarlet, who has escaped from the town jail. Elsa sees Anna in the Storybrooke woods. Young Emma finds herself a kindred spirit when she befriends a girl who, like her, is a runaway orphan.

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Inmates
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7.75
395 votes

#36 - Inmates

Bedlam - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jed forms a bond with new Bedlam Heights resident Sadie, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Ryan encounters a strange woman wandering the grounds...

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Episode 2
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7.75
123 votes

#37 - Episode 2

Hotel Babylon - Season 1 - Episode 2

A jingle writer called Machin checks in to the hotel. During his last stay, he tried to kill himself, so tension is high and Rebecca gives Charlie the job of keeping Mr Machin alive.The hotel's concierge, Tony, makes a disastrous mistake when he mistakes a woman guest for a prostitute.Meanwhile, the staff help a former employee celebrate her golden wedding in style.

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Let Pinhead Sing!
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7.74
2994 votes

#38 - Let Pinhead Sing!

Lucifer - Season 3 - Episode 17

When a superstar singer's life is threatened, the team is thrust into the world of big-ticket stadium shows, crazed fans and divas, giving Lucifer a run for his money. Meanwhile, Charlotte tries to help Linda and Maze repair their friendship.

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Haptic Drift
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7.74
1763 votes

#39 - Haptic Drift

The Peripheral - Season 1 - Episode 3

Flynne and Wilf work together to find Aelita. Meanwhile, Burton takes steps to eliminate a new threat.

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Ready or Not
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7.74
1536 votes

#40 - Ready or Not

NCIS - Season 15 - Episode 9

The team’s Thanksgiving plans are put on hold while they track an elusive international arms dealer in D.C. who recently murdered an MI5 officer who was Sloane’s close friend. Also, Abby races Delilah to the hospital when her labor starts three weeks early.

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Polyhedrus
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7.74
1115 votes

#41 - Polyhedrus

Hunted - Season 1 - Episode 6

While Sam and Stephen grow closer, the Byzantium team is perplexed by Jack Turner’s connection to Fatima Zahir (Meera Syal), a Pakistani presidential candidate. As Byzantium races against time, it seems inevitable that Jack will be successful. Meanwhile Sam’s investigations into Hourglass lead her to connect someone from her previous mission with the Pakistani dam – helping her realize who their client is.

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Prologue
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7.73
757 votes

#42 - Prologue

Perception - Season 3 - Episode 8

After a missing FBI agent turns up dead, Pierce is forced to face the one case he was never able to solve. When they discover that the killer is still out there, Pierce agrees to help Moretti, against the wishes of his therapist, Dr. Rosenthal, who believes it will only exacerbate Pierce’s condition.

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Bury Me Here
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7.73
10987 votes

#43 - Bury Me Here

The Walking Dead - Season 7 - Episode 13

Things do not go as planned when a group of Kingdommers delivers goods to the Saviors during a routine supply drop-off.

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SFAD
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7.72
1500 votes

#44 - SFAD

The Good Doctor - Season 3 - Episode 7

Dr. Shaun Murphy’s unique ability to relate to a patient isolated by an immune deficiency yields an unexpected result. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Marcus Andrews treat a 12-year-old patient who is about to become blind, and tension builds between Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Audrey Lim.

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A More Perfect Union
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7.71
3633 votes

#45 - A More Perfect Union

Person of Interest - Season 5 - Episode 6

The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs before their nuptials. Also, Fusco becomes angry at being kept in the dark by the team and takes it upon himself to investigate a string of missing person reports.

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Be the Martyr
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7.71
864 votes

#46 - Be the Martyr

How to Get Away with Murder - Season 5 - Episode 11

Nate is on a mission to prove he was right about the culprit in his father’s murder. Bonnie begins to doubt herself. Annalise turns the tables in the courtroom.

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Episode One
star
7.70
272 votes

#47 - Episode One

The Fixer - Season 1 - Episode 1

Only five years into his life sentence for killing his aunt and uncle, a crime committed when he discovered their abuse of his sister, John Mercer is released from prison. He’s introduced to Lenny Douglas, a police officer “retired on grounds of ill health.” In fact, Lenny is an operative whose remit is to take down those members of the criminal and official establishment who think they are above the law. His task is to bring order where the law has failed. Mercer’s freedom comes at a price. He must use the skills he gained serving in the Special Forces to remove untouchable criminal Jacob Gould who was responsible for a hit on a senior police officer. Mercer is put in a south London council flat with Calum MacKenzie. Calum is an old cellmate and annoys the hell out of Mercer. He is an irrepressible bundle of deviant energy whose main interests are girls, drugs and ‘slamming tunes.’ But, to Lenny, Calum is an invaluable snitch and expert breaking-and-entering man.

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A Thousand Words
star
7.70
1072 votes

#48 - A Thousand Words

NCIS - Season 16 - Episode 7

After a mural by a street artist and activist is stolen, the NCIS investigation leads to a conspiracy regarding a Navy contractor and the safety of ocean mammals. Also, Bishop shares a special connection with the street artist.

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Energy
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7.69
287 votes

#49 - Energy

Spooks - Season 8 - Episode 2

The country reaches crisis point when energy supplies are threatened by an explosion at a gas processing plant. With reserves on the verge of running out, Britain is forced to turn to Tazbekstan for help. But in return for energy, the Tazbek Trade and Industry Secretary, Urazov, wants carte blanche to wipe out his enemies on British soil. Is this a price worth paying or can Section D get rid of Urazov in order to secure the deal?

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Strange Case
star
7.69
1991 votes

#50 - Strange Case

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 6 - Episode 4

The Evil Queen and Hyde continue on their quest to steal Dr. Jekyll’s serum; Snow looks forward to her first day back as a school teacher; and while Emma looks forward to Hook moving in with her, Hook finds himself trying to protect Belle from Mr. Gold, who has made sure she can’t leave the confines of the pirate ship. Meanwhile, back in the past, Rumplestiltskin helps Dr. Jekyll complete his serum to separate a man’s personality into two – good and evil – but his help comes with a hefty price.

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