The BEST episodes directed by Anthony Hemingway

Tipitina
star
8.85
298 votes

#1 - Tipitina

Treme - Season 3 - Episode 10

Davis and Cheeky Blakk go “full ghetto” on Davis’ goodbye to the musician’s life. Tim Feeny reveals himself and his intentions to Janette when he finds out that she’s throwing an unauthorized benefit for Gigi’s. Delmond parts ways with the powers that be. Toni sees hope that Joey Abreu’s killer may be prosecuted.

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Backfire
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8.68
53 votes

#2 - Backfire

Shark - Season 1 - Episode 17

After two cops are implicated in a controversial shooting that kills an upstanding black teen and also hurts his drug-dealing cousin, Sebastian is put in charge of the case. To find the answers to his questions, he must use an accusatory approach toward the two officers, but it doesn't take long for Isaac to disapprove of Stark's way of doing things.

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This City
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8.38
235 votes

#3 - This City

Treme - Season 4 - Episode 2

Lambreaux takes Davina on a tour of his old neighborhood. Violence in the streets finds its way into Batiste's classroom. Desautel learns the hard way what's in a name; Bernette learns all is not as it should be at Orleans Parish Prison when she meets the parents of a deceased inmate. Annie takes in a show at One Eyed Jacks; takes home the lead singer. Delmond turns down a gig to be close to home and family. Tensions at work translate to tensions at home for Colson and Bernette. Hidalgo takes McAlary on a dinner date to talk business; LaDonna has a dinner date of her own with Lambreaux.

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Wrongful Death
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8.33
6 votes

#4 - Wrongful Death

Justice (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 5

TNT&G represents the daughter of a woman who had been killed in an accident on a roller coaster owned by a major theme park owner. Unfortunately, revelation of the mother's secrets may bolster the defense's theory her death was a suicide.

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Contraband
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8.27
842 votes

#5 - Contraband

Underground - Season 2 - Episode 1

The remaining members of the Macon 7 have made it North, but they've learned that freedom is not as simple as crossing a line.

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Boston
star
8.27
1725 votes

#6 - Boston

The Newsroom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 1

In the wake of the Genoa debacle, Will, Mac and the News Night team decide to err on the side of caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents revealing how false press stories planted in newspapers spawned fatal riots in Kundu. Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle. Maggie is forced to pinch-hit for Elliot in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Contempt
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8.22
1471 votes

#7 - Contempt

The Newsroom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 4

Facing a court subpoena and possible incarceration for contempt, Will stands firm in refusing to reveal the source of the stolen DOD documents. As Charlie's disdain for Lucas grows, Sloan and Mac scramble to find a more acceptable 11th-hour buyer for ACN. Jim's relationship with Hallie is put to the test by her new job at Carnivore, a start-up website.

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Knock With Me, Rock With Me
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8.19
264 votes

#8 - Knock With Me, Rock With Me

Treme - Season 3 - Episode 1

Season 3 begins in the fall of 2007, as the neighborhood is shocked by police officers' response to a brass-band procession for a fallen musician. Meanwhile, Delmond and Albert experience different reactions to their new album; Toni finds a new ally in her ongoing crusade for justice; LaDonna is uncomfortable in her temporary lodgings; and in New York, Janette is reunited with Enrico Brulard.

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Yes We Can
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8.17
301 votes

#9 - Yes We Can

Treme - Season 4 - Episode 1

Batiste helps a student in a sticky situation. Lambreaux teaches LaDonna the true meaning of "Mighty Kootie Fiyo." Hidalgo meets musician turned activist Davis McAlary. Sonny goes to "see a man about a horse," instead finds trouble. Manager Marvin Frey questions Annie's ambitions; she questions his intentions. Delmond gigs with the great Ellis Marsalis. No longer on the Avenue, Desautel is stumped about what to call her new restaurant. Colson asks to be transferred to a new district. Sofia votes yes to her mother's new living arrangement. Bernette bails out a friend. Obama is elected.

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Red Team III
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8.17
2111 votes

#10 - Red Team III

The Newsroom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Through depositions with the newsroom staff, Rebecca pieces together the events that led to ACN's fateful decision to go forward with Jerry's special report on Operation Genoa – as well as the post-air revelations that undermined its credibility. The repercussions threaten to ruin "News Night" while eclipsing breaking news during another 9/11 anniversary.

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The Only Thing Sure
star
8.12
109 votes

#11 - The Only Thing Sure

The Black Donnellys - Season 1 - Episode 7

While Tommy and Kevin are collecting payments, Jimmy is painting the bar and tries to protect Sean from the business. Meanwhile, Kevin get a flashback from his childhood who makes him believe that he's truly lucky as a gambler and Jenny tries to watch over her ailing father while struggling to maintain the family's diner.

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Emily
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8.10
2966 votes

#12 - Emily

Shameless (US) - Season 4 - Episode 11

Fiona is taken to a correctional facility; Frank suffers post-operative delirium; Ian crashes Mickey's son's christening; Amanda's parents use bribery to keep Lip away from her; Debbie meets an older student.

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Manna from Heaven
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8.09
3143 votes

#13 - Manna from Heaven

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 9

Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible.

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28
star
8.09
550 votes

#14 - 28

Underground - Season 2 - Episode 7

Rosalee and Noah learn that family betrayal cuts the deepest.

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Tupac Amaru Shakur
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8.07
183 votes

#15 - Tupac Amaru Shakur

Unsolved (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Task Force gets help from an FBI informant with a questionable past; Poole shares his work with Voletta Wallace; after being shot, Tupac clings to life in a Las Vegas hospital.

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The Lord's Day
star
8.05
826 votes

#16 - The Lord's Day

Underground - Season 1 - Episode 3

The timetable for escape is agreed upon; and Rosalee is tasked with the most important part of the plan.

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Firefly
star
8.05
837 votes

#17 - Firefly

Underground - Season 1 - Episode 4

A notorious slave hunter tracks the runners as John and Elizabeth face a lethal predicament.

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Clarifications
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8.05
2672 votes

#18 - Clarifications

The Wire - Season 5 - Episode 8

Bunk returns a McNulty favor; Carcetti is forced to make deals; Hayes asks Templeton about his sources.

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Epidemiology
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8.04
4899 votes

#19 - Epidemiology

Community - Season 2 - Episode 6

Pierce and a few other Greendale students ingest a biohazard substance at the school Halloween Party, causing them to exhibit flu-like symptoms and begin turning into zombies. It is up to the rest of the gang to save themselves and the school when Dean Pelton locks them in with the zombie-infected student body.

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Ache
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8.03
699 votes

#20 - Ache

Underground - Season 2 - Episode 3

Unbearable complications threaten to break both Ernestine and Rosalee’s will to live.

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Take Your Best Shot
star
8.02
235 votes

#21 - Take Your Best Shot

Unsolved (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Task Force tracks down a person of interest; after Poole gets put on a new case, Miller interviews Biggie's widow; Tupac faces legal trouble and goes to record at Quad Studios in New York.

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Exactly How We Planned
star
8.01
668 votes

#22 - Exactly How We Planned

Power - Season 6 - Episode 15

When Ghost is announced as Lt. Governor it gives him a solid win and makes him one step closer to a fully legitimate world. He soon discovers one of his many enemies carrying out a plan that changes his life forever.

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Nobody Talks
star
8.00
288 votes

#23 - Nobody Talks

Unsolved (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kading and Dupree brief the Biggie Smalls Task Force on the case's popular theories. Poole and Miller travel to Las Vegas to investigate a possible connection between Biggie and Tupac's murders.

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Wherever It Leads
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7.98
364 votes

#24 - Wherever It Leads

Unsolved (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1997, Detective Russell Poole launches the first major investigation into the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. Ten years later, Detective Greg Kading is asked to re-open the still-unsolved case.

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Crazy Love
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7.95
2382 votes

#25 - Crazy Love

Shameless (US) - Season 5 - Episode 6

Fiona is thrown into chaos by the return of Jimmy. Ian takes Mickey's baby.

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War Chest
star
7.94
870 votes

#26 - War Chest

Underground - Season 1 - Episode 2

At the same time John and Elizabeth step into a strange new world, a plantation dance becomes the perfect distraction for a heist.

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Sleep No More
star
7.92
2862 votes

#27 - Sleep No More

Shameless (US) - Season 6 - Episode 11

Frank offers to pay for Fiona's wedding reception and then goes scamming around town to raise the money. Meanwhile, Sean fears that Frank will end up hurting Fiona and confronts him on it. Their difference of opinion quickly descends into a brawl.

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At Last
star
7.92
3750 votes

#28 - At Last

True Blood - Season 6 - Episode 4

Sookie confronts her attraction to Ben; Eric battles Burrell's anti-vampire initiatives; Andy's daughters keep dangerous company; Sam and Nicole make a connection; Bill tasks Takahashi with synthesizing a new kind of blood.

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A Jury in Jail
star
7.91
2840 votes

#29 - A Jury in Jail

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 8

Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.

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The Macon 7
star
7.89
1061 votes

#30 - The Macon 7

Underground - Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1857, a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation make the dangerous decision to journey 600 miles north for the promise of freedom.

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The Stranger
star
7.89
404 votes

#31 - The Stranger

Power Book II: Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 1

As Tariq St. Patrick begins his new life at Stansfield University, he's torn between two worlds: doing as his mother said, living his life as a normal college kid, or doing what she taught him, hustling product.

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Cascading Failures
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7.88
3295 votes

#32 - Cascading Failures

Shameless (US) - Season 3 - Episode 6

Fiona is desperate to get the children back after the Department of Family Services hauls them away.

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Conspiracy Theories
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7.87
2832 votes

#33 - Conspiracy Theories

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 7

Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.

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Unto the Breach
star
7.86
1051 votes

#34 - Unto the Breach

Empire (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 9

It’s an all-out war when Cookie uncovers Anika’s big backstabbing secret, and Lucious must come face-to-face with his longtime rival, Billy Beretti. As the Lyon family rallies to save Empire Entertainment, all three sons take drastic measures: Jamal gets close with famous artist Delphine, Hakeem works hand-in-hand with Cookie and Andre is pushed way beyond his limits.

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100% Not Guilty
star
7.86
2841 votes

#35 - 100% Not Guilty

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jury selection becomes thorny, Johnnie Cochran angles to take over the defense, and Marcia Clark calls on Christopher Darden to join the prosecution.

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Internal Affairs
star
7.85
493 votes

#36 - Internal Affairs

Major Crimes - Season 3 - Episode 17

Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother's (guest star Ana Mercedes) caregiver is found murdered... Rusty is forced to take on Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) when he shows up at Sharon's condo acting recklessly.

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A Family Affair
star
7.83
631 votes

#37 - A Family Affair

The Closer - Season 7 - Episode 7

The team investigates the puzzling death of a fellow officer's daughter. Elsewhere, Captain Raydor advances in her meticulous audit of Brenda's unit and begins to sharpen focus on Detective Sanchez.

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Where's My Meth?
star
7.82
2781 votes

#38 - Where's My Meth?

Shameless (US) - Season 8 - Episode 2

Frank re-lives his 20s and joins the workforce for the first time! Fiona grapples with evicting someone from her building. Lip works out a plan to sabotage Charlie's chances with Sierra. Ian and Carl make a troubling discovery about Monica. Kev says his goodbyes as he prepares to go under the knife.

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3rd Life
star
7.80
1436 votes

#39 - 3rd Life

Criminal Minds - Season 3 - Episode 12

When one teenager is found murdered and her best friend is abducted in Chula Vista, California, the BAU assists local authorities in determining whether the Witness Protection Program is involved.

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Unto Others
star
7.80
2801 votes

#40 - Unto Others

The Wire - Season 4 - Episode 7

Royce and Carcetti make their peace; Prez has a good day; Greggs uses 'soft eyes' at a crime scene.

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Cover Your Ass
star
7.80
1971 votes

#41 - Cover Your Ass

Goliath - Season 1 - Episode 5

As both sides begin their depositions, more secrets start to come to the surface, threatening to destroy everyone involved.

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Minty
star
7.79
524 votes

#42 - Minty

Underground - Season 2 - Episode 6

Harriet Tubman reflects on a life lived with conviction, compassion, and courage.

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Hour Three: Somebody's Son
star
7.77
864 votes

#43 - Hour Three: Somebody's Son

Shots Fired - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ashe and Preston are sent on a dangerous manhunt for the only two credible witnesses in the case.

Sweet Bird of Truth
star
7.76
370 votes

#44 - Sweet Bird of Truth

All Rise - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lola immerses herself in the world of online gaming when she presides over her first trial concerning cybercrimes, after two friends go head-to-head over a deleted avatar and all the assets associated with it. Also, Mark discovers life without Lola in the DA’s office is going to be lonelier than he thought, and Luke is set to be honored at the annual Valor Awards for his heroism.

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Accentuate the Positive
star
7.76
568 votes

#45 - Accentuate the Positive

Treme - Season 2 - Episode 1

New Orleans' recovery continues as Season 2 begins on Nov. 1, 2006, 14 months after Hurricane Katrina, but the rise in crime gives Colson and the police department all they can handle. Meanwhile, Sofia's emotional distance worries Toni; Albert must find a new place to stay; Annie returns from a national tour; and Delmond debuts his new album in New York, where Janette works in a trendy restaurant. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform.

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What Hides Beneath
star
7.76
8065 votes

#46 - What Hides Beneath

Falling Skies - Season 1 - Episode 8

The 2nd Mass prepares to take the fight to the invaders with an assault on one of their bases. But Weaver’s increasingly strange behavior worries Tom that he might not be fit to command. Hal and Tom encounter a left-behind woman who employed a suspicious means of surviving the invasion, making it unclear whether they can trust her.

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Boys Will Be Boys
star
7.75
641 votes

#47 - Boys Will Be Boys

Major Crimes - Season 2 - Episode 6

When a child with gender dysphoria goes missing, the Major Crimes division scrambles to solve the emotional case before it's too late. Torn between several suspects, the squad has to be careful as it tries to connect the evidence to a dangerous bully. Meanwhile, Jack Raydor attempts to make up for years of lousy parenting.

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Evil Is Going On
star
7.74
6124 votes

#48 - Evil Is Going On

True Blood - Season 3 - Episode 12

Eric plots his revenge against Russell; Sookie considers a new life without Bill; Tara discovers some surprising news about Sam; Jason finds a new calling; Lafayette turns to Jesus for help; Hoyt hopes for a future with Jessica.

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Father's Day
star
7.74
3717 votes

#49 - Father's Day

Shameless (US) - Season 2 - Episode 5

Frank tries to claim Eddie's insurance benefits and pension, despite being a prime suspect in his death; Fiona attends a ritzy wedding with Richard and lies about her background; Lip is devastated by Karen's rejection; Carl rents Frank's room to a hooker.

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The American Dream
star
7.73
3236 votes

#50 - The American Dream

Shameless (US) - Season 3 - Episode 2

Fiona is stressed about the money she used for her club night; Frank makes his way home.

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