The Best Episodes Directed by Andy Goddard


#1 - Deal

Law & Order: UK Season 5 - Episode 6

The team investigate, when mother and carer Lia Brown is killed by a stray bullet,what the involvement is of 12-year-old Kaden Blake in her death. Kaden is caught up in the local gang culture, so keeping silent is his only protection. DS Matt Devlin is drawn to this damaged boy, saddened to see a life so doomed by circumstance, and furious that local dealer and gang leader Mark Ellis remains untouchable by the law.

star 8.56
172 votes
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Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Downton Abbey Season 2 - Episode 6

Set in November 1918. A Canadian officer is brought to Downton for recuperation and disrupts everything. Ethel hears distressing news, Bates makes another attempt to settle matters with Vera, while Carson receives a tempting offer. Matthew gets used to life in a wheelchair with Mary as his round-the-clock carer. The war ends with Armistice not long after.

star 8.15
1028 votes
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Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Downton Abbey Season 3 - Episode 3

Edith's big day finally arrives, but will the family be convinced that Strallan's age does not matter? Mary takes matters into her own hands - but the price could be high.

star 8.13
1024 votes
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Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Downton Abbey Season 2 - Episode 3

Set circa July 1917. The village hospital is not large enough to accommodate the large influx of wounded soldiers coming back from the front so Downton is turned into a convalescent home for many of them. O'Brien is shocked that Isobel Crawley seems to be giving most of the orders while Cora is relegated to the background and suggests that Thomas might be able to aid her from his position at the hospital. Violet strongly believes that Mary and Matthew are still very much in love and so, with the help of Rosamund, tries her best to end Matthew's engagement to Lavinia. She is also still convinced that there is much more to Lavinia's relationship with Sir Richard than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Anna runs into Mr. Bates in the village and they feel they may have a future together but, back at Downton, things are more highly charged as William asks a question of Daisy just before heading off to war and Mrs. Patmore reacts very badly to a chance remark. And what exactly is Branson up to? Whatever it is, it looks like it may cause trouble for Lord Grantham.

star 8.06
1039 votes
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From Darkness to Light

#5 - From Darkness to Light

Dracula Season 1 - Episode 4

Grayson tries to win Lady Jayne's heart; Lucy hides her broken heart behind planning Mina and Harker's engagement party; Grayson's reunion with an old friend complicates matters; Van Helsing suffers a setback.

star 8.00
586 votes
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Episode 4

#6 - Episode 4

Downton Abbey Season 3 - Episode 4

Branson's political views land him in hot water and Sybil's loyalty is tested to the limit. Ethel is torn between head and heart as she makes a decision about her son's future.

star 7.99
1015 votes
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Save Henry

#7 - Save Henry

Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 3 - Episode 9

While Henry's life hangs in the balance, the race is on to stop Pan from gaining full magical powers from the heart of the truest believer. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke of the past, Regina decides to fill a void in her life and, with Mr. Gold's help, sets out to adopt a baby.

star 7.98
1404 votes
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#8 - Crosshairs

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 - Episode 7

Lewis handles the consequences of his actions, Frank and Micro track down a ghost from the past. Madani and Sam go on the hunt for critters.

star 7.97
3155 votes
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Regrets Only

#9 - Regrets Only

Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 - Episode 6

A lethal foe returns with a vengeance, Foggy and Murdock risk the firm to ensure justice, and Karen sees a different side of the Punisher.

star 7.95
4179 votes
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Survivor’s Guilt

#10 - Survivor’s Guilt

Law & Order: UK Season 6 - Episode 1

A drive-by shooting outside the Old Bailey leaves one police officer dead and another wounded in what appears to be a targeted attack on a witness in an attempted murder trial. However, Ronnie and the team are surprised to learn the gunman was specifically targeting police officers, believing his family victims of a police cover-up. The defense team argues their client has been subjected to racism by the police. Can Jake and Alesha convince the jury that the defendant ought to be tried as a murderer and not a victim?

star 7.92
174 votes
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To the Last Man

#11 - To the Last Man

Torchwood Season 2 - Episode 3

Toshiko falls for a handsome soldier, trapped out of his time, who unwittingly holds the key to saving the world. With an old hospital haunted by ghosts from 1918, a crisis foreseen by Torchwood 90 years ago is about to reach its climax. Time zones are colliding and with life and death decisions to be made, will Torchwood be able to stop an explosive end for Cardiff?

star 7.90
284 votes
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A Day in the Death

#12 - A Day in the Death

Torchwood Season 2 - Episode 8

A victim of his newfound circumstances, Owen Harper believes he needs absolution. Will the lonely girl on the rooftop help him, or will it be a mission to the retrieve an alien device that is proving more lethal by the second? And how far will Toshiko go to help him?

star 7.90
273 votes
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Dead Man Walking

#13 - Dead Man Walking

Torchwood Season 2 - Episode 7

Captain Jack resurrects Owen with a resurrection glove, only to find out that the new glove isn't quite what they'd bargained for. Owen, in an undead state, helps the team figure out why he's still around.

star 7.90
273 votes
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Nora Inu

#14 - Nora Inu

Altered Carbon Season 1 - Episode 7

As Kovacs reconnects with a figure from his past, his tangled history with the Protectorate, the Uprising and Quell plays out in flashbacks.

star 7.90
3350 votes
Time to Murder and Create

#15 - Time to Murder and Create

Wire in the Blood Season 4 - Episode 1

Tony Hill is having a few problems. A rapist convicted years ago as a result of Tony's first forensic psychological profile is released on appeal and Tony is discredited. Carol won't return his calls offering to help police investigations when a body is found buried in a barrel in a field. And his therapist thinks he is resisting treatment because he clings to the dark side of his psyche. Things get worse when Tony realises that Carol has actually gone - left the Bradfield force for South Africa and not even told him, and that her successor Alex may be young and friendly and female but she doesn't want Tony anywhere near her work. Alex assumes the body in the field is the dead wife of convicted matricidal farmer Darren, but then another body is found. A catalogue of girls going missing under similar circumstances emerges and Alex begins to realise Tony's serial killer theory is right after all. A battle ensues as Alex tries to shake Tony off but Tony doggedly pursues the case. He realises that the missing young women are being lured via a sado-masochistic internet site. Their own fantasies - the by-products of mundane lives - are being preyed on by a killer who uses them until boredom sets in and then discards them for the next victim. To catch the perpetrator Tony must tap in to his own dark fantasies and Alex must discard her prejudices to help him unlock a macabre final twist as they race to save the latest kidnapped girl.

star 7.89
63 votes
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#16 - Kandahar

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 - Episode 3

Frank skips the subtlety while interrogating Micro. Brutal memories of top-secret missions shed light on Frank's past.

star 7.88
3622 votes
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#17 - Manifest

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 - Episode 7

Mariah's political career comes under fire, and Cottonmouth picks up information that could put Luke on the run.

star 7.86
4498 votes
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Unaccompanied Fae

#18 - Unaccompanied Fae

Carnival Row Season 1 - Episode 6

The pieces of the puzzle start to come together for Philo. Vignette finds home in a place she never expected. Jonah sneaks off to see someone he shouldn’t. Imogen and Agreus step out together in public.

star 7.85
994 votes
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Goblin Merchant Men

#19 - Goblin Merchant Men

Dracula Season 1 - Episode 3

Grayson investigates whether Lady Jayne is a vampire hunter; Lucy employs absinthe, romance and a tour of London to mend Nina's broken heart; Grayson earns a powerful enemy.

star 7.84
631 votes
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Episode 5

#20 - Episode 5

Outcasts Season 1 - Episode 5

A man arrives at a bar in Forthaven with a load of diamonds and stories of "bodies" outside the compound. He claims that he lives by Carpathia's ocean which seems to be impossible as it's known as a radiation hotspot. After a fight breaks out and Cass and Fleur are called in and they end up following the man.

star 7.83
106 votes
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Grieve No More

#21 - Grieve No More

Carnival Row Season 1 - Episode 5

Philo consults a Haruspex in an effort to find clues about the killer. Vignette grows closer with her newfound family. Upon Jonah’s return home, his parents cast a more watchful eye over him, A new player makes a splash in Parliament. Imogen brings Agreus into her circle.

star 7.79
1014 votes
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#22 - Noir

Hex Season 2 - Episode 7

Ella is set on exacting her revenge on Azazeal's accomplice Jez. Then she meets Malachi and realises he is the one she's been waiting to kill all her life.

star 7.78
19 votes

#23 - Adam

Torchwood Season 2 - Episode 5

A memory thief gets in to the minds of the Torchwood team, and uncovers long forgotten secrets.

star 7.77
284 votes
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#24 - Broken

Law & Order: UK Season 3 - Episode 1

The terrifying CCTV image of a toddler being led to his death haunts this episode of Law & Order UK which deals with the difficult and morally complex issue of children who kill. As a society, we are very unforgiving of child killers but if the killers themselves are only children, it begs the question - who really is responsible for the crime? With two children in the frame, each blaming the other, can forensic evidence prove who is guilty of strangling little Conor to death? In an emotionally gut wrenching episode, George defies his superiors and instead takes instruction from the victim's mother who has a surprising point of view on the crime. Can the justice system, and ultimately the government, afford to be lenient?

star 7.69
178 votes
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#25 - Countrycide

Torchwood Season 1 - Episode 6

Whilst investigating a group of unexplainable deaths in a village, the Torchwood team are separated. Discovering further, Jack, Gwen and Owen find a scared man, hiding from the thing responsible for the murders. But Tosh and Ianto go that one step extra, and locate the killer, who wants them as their next victims.

star 7.68
401 votes
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#26 - Skeletons

Law & Order: UK Season 4 - Episode 6

DS Devlin and DS Brooks investigate the murder of a 13 year-old boy boy, Sean Monroe, the son of a fellow police officer who was killed and put down a storm drain. A note found on the body points to the work of Andrew Dillon, who was sentenced for an earlier racial murder and is serving his sentence. The racial motivation for the killing seems confirmed when a second boy, Dev Desai, is found strangled with the same note in his pocket. However, their investigation leads to a security guard, Marcus Wright, who admits to having encounters with both boys at the shops where he works. He says the boys deaths were God's will and he was simply doing God's work. If Wright is to be believed, it means that Dillon was wrongfully convicted. The case becomes personal when James Steel is accused of having purposely buried a witness statement that would have likely exonerated Dillon. He finds himself in dock but the judge allows him to conduct his own defense.

star 7.65
168 votes
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Bar the Big Boss

#27 - Bar the Big Boss

Marvel's Iron Fist Season 1 - Episode 12

Ward receives an offer with strings attached. Davos advocates for an extreme solution and a deadly duel gets personal.

star 7.65
4299 votes
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#28 - Combat

Torchwood Season 1 - Episode 11

Weevils are appearing all over the streets of Cardiff, and then disappearing again - but not by alien forces. People are abducting them, and using the Weevils for their own purposes, so Owen investigates.

star 7.54
303 votes
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Episode 6

#29 - Episode 6

Outcasts Season 1 - Episode 6

When missing expeditionary Josie Hunter walks back into the settlement, unharmed, the jubilant air quickly takes a darker tone. Josie is different, her children cannot communicate with her, and reports of her violent behaviour circulate. Tate and Stella must find out what is behind this changed Josie, and begin to come to terms with what is really at work on the planet.

star 7.51
109 votes
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#30 - Unsafe

Law & Order: UK Season 1 - Episode 4

The discovery of a body in a shallow grave by the Thames prompts DSs Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin to reopen an eight-year-old murder case. The man convicted of that murder is given leave to appeal and chooses to represent himself in court. James Steel, who prosecuted at the original trial, once again represents the Crown. With questions over the handling of the prosecution case, James's career is on the line. And the murders are not yet over.

star 7.26
110 votes
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#31 - Samaritan

Law & Order: UK Season 2 - Episode 1

A police officer is killed in a shoot out with a drug dealer. Based on the testimony of another dealer, Brooks and Devlin must determine whether back up was slow to arrive and left the officer to die because he was gay.

star 7.20
92 votes
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