The BEST episodes directed by Arlene Sanford

Nashville Bound
star
8.37
18 votes

#1 - Nashville Bound

Designing Women - Season 1 - Episode 17

The news that Charlene's family, including all ten brothers and sisters, will be in town at the same time is overshadowed by the news that she is going to become a recording star after being discovered by a Nashville producer.

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Hook, Line, and Sinker
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8.29
90 votes

#2 - Hook, Line, and Sinker

Ed - Season 1 - Episode 12

Ed handles a case involving a man being fired if he doesn't make a fish ""sing""; Mike believes the Burton's new nanny has a crush on him; the Stuckeybowl staff tries to come up with ideas to drum up business.

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Standing Room Only
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8.25
4 votes

#3 - Standing Room Only

Once And Again - Season 2 - Episode 15

Rick and Lily celebrate their engagement. Tiffany reveals to Grace that she's pregnant, but Grace pretty much had that figured out when she heard Tiffany throwing up in the bathroom. Lily and Rick tell their kids about the engagement, and Rick and his kids moving into Lily's house. Lily finds out Tiffany is pregnant. When Rick tells Karen about his engagement and move, she seems less than thrilled. When the rooming arrangements are discussed, not everyone is happy with the decisions. Disagreements about where to put things come up also. Rick and Jake put a hole in the wall for a possible bay window, Lily gets upset at Rick for ""making all of the decisions,"" assuming she'll just go along with them. A family meeting at the end of the episode resolves a few issues.

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Mr. F
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8.18
2115 votes

#4 - Mr. F

Arrested Development - Season 3 - Episode 5

Michael must deal with a huge mole problem in order to salvage a major real estate deal with Japanese investors. In an effort to help Michael, Gob and Buster team up with George Sr.'s surrogate, Larry, to devise a plan and save the deal, but their plan falls apart in a big way. Meanwhile, Tobias mistakes a CIA agent for a CAA agent and inadvertently betrays the family, and Michael makes Rita a proposal she can't refuse. Frankie Muniz makes a cameo as himself.

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Chapter Forty-Six
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8.08
12 votes

#5 - Chapter Forty-Six

Boston Public - Season 3 - Episode 2

Temporary synopsis from TV Guide: Harsh echoes resound from the student riot; the Danny-Marla confrontations lead to racist allegations against her; a drug deal entraps one of Guber's prized pupils.

Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo
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8.08
487 votes

#6 - Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo

Medium - Season 5 - Episode 19

Allison finds out she has a brain tumor and must get surgery to get rid of it, but then has a dream that the surgery will take away her dreams after dreaming that Castillo is going to kill Joe and the girls.

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Post-Posal
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8.03
359 votes

#7 - Post-Posal

Men at Work - Season 3 - Episode 2

Gibbs helps Neal plan the perfect proposal. When Neal doesn't get the answer he expected from Amy, Milo thinks it's all his fault. The guys accuse Tyler of "straight baiting" his new friend, who happens to be one of the richest men in the world.

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Chapter Forty-Two
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8.00
12 votes

#8 - Chapter Forty-Two

Boston Public - Season 2 - Episode 20

As the prom approaches, female students outrage the faculty when they auction themselves as dates, while Harper deals with angry students who oppose his allowing a gay student to compete for the queen's crown.

Bite Your Tongue
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7.97
754 votes

#9 - Bite Your Tongue

Pretty Little Liars - Season 4 - Episode 17

Hanna's new interest in crime novels helps her to come up with a plan to try and figure out whose body is in Ali's grave. While Hanna is on her hunt, Spencer is working overtime to decipher the stories in Ali's diary which she hopes will reveal the identity of Ali's mystery man. But with both girls hot on the trail, will their work lead them straight into "A's" path? Meanwhile, Aria is upset with the new friend Mike has made and Emily's dad is concerned about her behavior.

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The DArkest Knight
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7.95
1301 votes

#10 - The DArkest Knight

Pretty Little Liars - Season 7 - Episode 10

The Liars face off with their enemies in a chaotic fight that ends fatally. One of the PLLs learns a secret about her past that changes everything while another Liar discovers something about her future that could alter her course forever.

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A Mother's Secret
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7.93
468 votes

#11 - A Mother's Secret

Drop Dead Diva - Season 2 - Episode 7

When Deb’s mom Bobbi requests Jane's help in a legal matter, Jane discovers Bobbi had secrets of her own while she takes on a case involving a lab technician who is accused of stealing lab secrets. Meanwhile, Kim and Grayson work on a custody case

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The Musical
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7.92
671 votes

#12 - The Musical

Grace and Frankie - Season 3 - Episode 12

Grace wants Frankie to go to the hospital after a medical incident, but Frankie insists on alternative healing. The protests disrupt Robert's play.

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Whose Team is It, Anyway?
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7.89
17 votes

#13 - Whose Team is It, Anyway?

Coach - Season 1 - Episode 11

Although Hayden needs a victory in his last game for a winning season, he may be forced to bench his star player for skipping practice.

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He Shall, from Time to Time...
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7.86
1060 votes

#14 - He Shall, from Time to Time...

The West Wing - Season 1 - Episode 12

Bartlet collapses before his first State of the Union address; Leo publicly admits to his former alcoholism and drug abuse; things get interesting romantically for both Sam and C.J.; Lord John Marbury helps the staff negotiate an agreement between India and Pakistan.

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By the Numbers
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7.85
583 votes

#15 - By the Numbers

Franklin & Bash - Season 3 - Episode 5

Peter and Jared represent a brilliant actuary who buys a dying woman’s life insurance policy for pennies on the dollar and then is accused of her murder. Damien and Infeld work with a Venice Beach beekeeper, and Peter makes headway with Charlie, but is surprised to learn she has a daughter.

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How to Make a Killing in Big Business (2)
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7.85
256 votes

#16 - How to Make a Killing in Big Business (2)

Medium - Season 5 - Episode 14

While at her new job at the Lydecker Corporation, Allison shares the dreams she's been having of the serial killer in Phoenix with Devalos and Scanlon. Her new boss finds out though, and tells her that her dreams belong to him and she must stop sharing them with others.

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Wicked Game (2)
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7.84
317 votes

#17 - Wicked Game (2)

Medium - Season 4 - Episode 10

A shocking and brutal conclusion awaits Allison and Cynthia as they delve into the decade-old case of the kidnapping and murder of Cynthia's daughter. Meanwhile, Joe tries to get funding for a new invention and Bridgette predicts good fortunes for her dad.

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Breast in Show
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7.83
1152 votes

#18 - Breast in Show

Boston Legal - Season 2 - Episode 14

After meeting Irma for a date, Alan finds himself defending her when she is charged with a sex crime by protesting topless. Meanwhile, Denise finds it difficult to remain close to Daniel when he invites her to his own funeral, and Garrett faces his toughest challenge yet when Catherine invades his office.

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Rehabilitated AF
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7.83
69 votes

#19 - Rehabilitated AF

Almost Family - Season 1 - Episode 9

Roxy is released from rehab and begins to make amends with those she hurt. In apologizing to Natalie, Roxy finds out that Izzy is now coached by Nick, which enables her to reveal the truth behind their relationship. Donovan decides it’s time for Julia to meet his kids, but Julia quickly realizes teenagers are trickier to win over than she thought. Edie and Amanda’s personal relationship blossoms, but Edie struggles to make a worthwhile deal for Leon’s sentence.

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Honor Among Thieves
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7.83
2530 votes

#20 - Honor Among Thieves

White Collar - Season 4 - Episode 5

An alluring female art thief makes Neal an offer, but to take her up on the deal, he must steal a valuable piece of art from under the nose of Peter and the FBI.

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We Had a Dream
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7.79
325 votes

#21 - We Had a Dream

Medium - Season 3 - Episode 14

The psychic killer from "S.O.S." escapes from prison, where Allison helped put him, and goes after Allison in her own house.

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'Tis the Season
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7.78
224 votes

#22 - 'Tis the Season

Ally McBeal - Season 4 - Episode 6

The Christmas season is approaching, and while Ally is thrilled about it, Larry has nothing to celebrate. He confesses to her that he has a 7 year-old son who lives in Detroit with his mother, and ever since they split Larry finds Christmas sad and lonely. Meanwhile, Kimmie insists that John sings at the bar after he lies about his college band, and he doesn't do as bad as everyone thought he would. Elaine is lonely and performs at the bar to regain self esteem. Mark asks her out on a date. John and Ling handle a case about a news anchor who was fired for saying on TV that there's no Santa.

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Red Dress
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7.76
1309 votes

#23 - Red Dress

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 2

A battle of wits and wills ensues between the boys and their angry mom, who wants to find out who ruined her expensive new red dress -- found partially burned and soaking in the toilet. It's Hal and Lois's wedding anniversary (hence the dress); and while the boys fend off their mother, with the long-distance assistance of Francis, a lonely and increasingly sozzled Hal bonds with the staff of the restaurant where he booked a table for the big night. Lois finally achieves an epiphany on the phone with Francis, who convinces her to for once "let something go." After she leaves for the restaurant, with the boys in tow, Hal arrives home to an empty house -- and we learn the truth about what happened to the red dress.

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A Cure for What Ails You
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7.76
286 votes

#24 - A Cure for What Ails You

Medium - Season 4 - Episode 13

Allison has visions of a friend of Scanlon and Lynn DiNovi dying in a home mishap. This causes her to struggle with connecting some recent "accidental" deaths, consequently putting her own health in jeopardy.

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A Dark Ali
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7.76
771 votes

#25 - A Dark Ali

Pretty Little Liars - Season 5 - Episode 10

The pressure is on for Alison to identify the man police have in custody for her kidnapping, but the Liars know if she does it would be sending an innocent man to prison and possibly walking right into an “A” trap. With Emily trying to convince Ali not to play into “A’s” hand, Spencer comes up with a plan B in case Ali decides to make the wrong decision. Meanwhile, fed up with all of the Ali drama, Hanna tries to lead a “normal” teenage life.

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Everwood, Confidential
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7.75
213 votes

#26 - Everwood, Confidential

Everwood - Season 1 - Episode 17

When Dr. Abbott's dementia-plagued, elderly godfather (guest star Luke Askew) confesses to a murder that took place 30 years ago and reveals that Abbott's father was his accomplice, Abbott and Dr. Brown join the investigation in an attempt to find out what really happened and clear the men's names. Meanwhile, Ephram can't seem to keep Amy (Emily VanCamp) far from his thoughts, causing major problems in his burgeoning relationship with Laynie (Nora Zehetner). Dr. Brown butts heads with Ephram's new piano teacher (guest star Ian Vogt) over what is best for Ephram.

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The Labels
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7.74
660 votes

#27 - The Labels

Grace and Frankie - Season 3 - Episode 10

Sol and Robert pitch in when Grace and Frankie are overwhelmed with orders. Bud is thrown for a loop by his girlfriend’s interest in the Ménage à Moi.

Tectonic Shift
star
7.74
1408 votes

#28 - Tectonic Shift

Madam Secretary - Season 3 - Episode 7

After Venezuela’s president and his immediate successors are killed in a devastating earthquake, Elizabeth works to stop a power grab by the late president’s son, as well as secure the release of the international aid team he arrested. Also, Elizabeth’s brother, Will, is torn between saving his marriage by settling down and taking a job at Walter Reed Medical Center or going to Venezuela to assist in the relief effort.

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Young & Hawaii
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7.72
471 votes

#29 - Young & Hawaii

Young & Hungry - Season 4 - Episode 1

Gabi is heartbroken over witnessing Josh with his therapist, but is stuck with him on their plane to Australia. Commiserating with fellow traveler Adam, Gabi accepts his offer to pose as his new wife on his honeymoon to Hawaii, since his actual bride Amanda dumped him at the altar. Trying to make Josh and Amanda jealous, Gabi and Adam decide to make the most of their "honeymoon" at a couples-only resort - and post about it on social media. Meanwhile, Yolanda, Elliot and Alan have to think fast when they end up at the same resort and the manager assumes they're a "thrupple" - a three-person couple.

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The Mighty Rogues
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7.70
931 votes

#30 - The Mighty Rogues

Boston Legal - Season 4 - Episode 16

After her father -- who is in the late stages of a debilitating fight with Alzheimer's -- injures himself and lands in the hospital, Shirley Schmidt wants to end his suffering and asks Alan Shore to argue in court on her behalf. Meanwhile Jerry Espenson's beautiful, new girlfriend sues him for sexual assault, and Carl Sack represents the island of Nantucket whose residents want to build a nuclear bomb in case of attack.

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New Terrain
star
7.70
467 votes

#31 - New Terrain

Medium - Season 6 - Episode 7

When Allison's car is wrecked, the SUV she rents turns out to have some unusual features, including a satellite radio that allows her to hear other people's conversations.

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The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton
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7.70
1453 votes

#32 - The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton

Gilmore Girls - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lorelai oversleeps on Rory's first day at Chilton to the dismay of her daughter. Rory's day goes downhill from there and meets some insufferable classmates who are determined to make her life at Chilton miserable.

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Love Is All Around (1)
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7.69
183 votes

#33 - Love Is All Around (1)

Ally McBeal - Season 5 - Episode 16

Ally is about to go on her 3rd date, a.k.a. the "sex date", with Victor. Everybody knows about it, but Ally is nervous because on the 2nd date the tension was so high they couldn't even kiss. Meanwhile, Ally is interviewing for new hires, and meets with big shot attorney Todd Merrick, who gets on her nerves. Ally questions if she's dating Victor to fit hers or Maddie's demands. They finally go out, and when they come home they find Maddie's nanny dead in front of the TV, ruining the rest of the date. At the firm, Richard assigns Nelle to a very important case opposite court devil Liza "Lolita" Bump, a bitchy, young and feared attorney. So feared that Richard has to get John Cage for the case. He's been working at a Mexican restaurant as a mariachi player, and is quickly intimidated by Lisa's actions on and off court. She keeps trying to seduce John in order to settle the wrongful dismissal case, and John feels he must bring "The Biscuit" back to defeat her once and for all. Meanwhile,

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Les Soeurs d'Estrees
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7.68
537 votes

#34 - Les Soeurs d'Estrees

Switched at Birth - Season 1 - Episode 14

John and Kathryn meet with several new possible lawyers concerning their legal issues with the hospital. Also, Kathryn's writing a memoir about her experiences.

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The Miracle of Everwood
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7.68
218 votes

#35 - The Miracle of Everwood

Everwood - Season 1 - Episode 19

Although Amy and Bright are still living in denial regarding the state of Colin's (Mike Erwin) recovery, Ephram can't ignore the bad signs any longer after he witnesses Colin freaking out and vandalizing the gym teacher's office. Meanwhile, a New York Magazine reporter pays a visit to Dr. Brown in hopes of uncovering the truth behind why the famed surgeon is still living in Everwood. And Delia decides to secretly spend the night in the Museum of History while on a school field trip.

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Running to Stand Still
star
7.68
1084 votes

#36 - Running to Stand Still

Desperate Housewives - Season 1 - Episode 6

Lynette locks horns with officious mom Maisy Gibbons at the twins' school who is trying to produce a "politically correct" play about "Little Red Riding Hood." Meanwhile, Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach's sudden disappearance. She soon finds out his father Paul put him in Seacrest, a mental institution. She and Julie then go to investigate. Mama Solis comes closer to discovering Gabrielle's dirty little secret of her affair, and Bree comes undone when Rex suggests they hire a sex surrogate.

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Road Happy
star
7.67
578 votes

#37 - Road Happy

Nashville (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 5

Juliette frets over hiding her pregnancy before filming a sex scene with movie star Noah West. Rayna flies her kids to meet her on tour, but learns that her increased fame now that she’s engaged to Luke is making Daphne feel entitled, while Maddie is simply miserable. Kiley tells Gunnar she’s leaving town, Will starts making careless mistakes in his personal life, and Scarlett is inspired by a homeless man she meets while songwriting

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Fear No More
star
7.64
1043 votes

#38 - Fear No More

Desperate Housewives - Season 1 - Episode 20

Gabrielle plans a big party to bid farewell to Carlos, who is about to head off to jail for eight months. Meanwhile George Williams resurfaces in Bree's life, much to Rex's displeasure. Also, Lynette is shocked to learn that Tom's old girlfriend Annabel Foster who he dumped for Lynette has been hired at his firm again. Meanwhile, Zach continues to stalk Julie while Mike tries to separate Susan from Mary Alice's past secrets. Lastly, housewife Gabrielle is suspecting that she's pregnant.

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The One with the Butt
star
7.64
4338 votes

#39 - The One with the Butt

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 6

Monica's obsessiveness is put to the test after Rachel cleans the apartment. Joey lands his big film break. Chandler enjoys a relationship with all of the fun but none of the responsibility.

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Don't Look Now
star
7.64
840 votes

#40 - Don't Look Now

Pretty Little Liars - Season 6 - Episode 4

After lying to Alison and Jason about Charles, Kenneth comes clean about the family's connection to the young boy. While he won't give much detail about Charles' past, he say's enough to give the PLLs a clue of where to look for the missing pieces — Radley Sanitarium. With Radley now closed and the files shipped off to be shredded, the girls must act fast before all traces of Charles' past disappear. Meanwhile, Caleb's protective nature starts to pinch Hanna, and Spencer seeks a remedy for her sleeping issues.

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Love Thy Neighbor
star
7.63
161 votes

#41 - Love Thy Neighbor

Grand Hotel (US) - Season 1 - Episode 6

The hotel faces a few obstacles from a neighboring hotel while planning their gala fundraiser. Elsewhere, Mrs. P goes undercover; and Javi embraces his new fatherhood role despite his family’s hesitations.

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A Greater Good
star
7.63
1326 votes

#42 - A Greater Good

Boston Legal - Season 1 - Episode 9

Alan and Denny defend a drug company that is being sued by a woman who states they provided false reasoning when they took her off of an experimental pill that was a possible cure for her sickness. Alan and Denny discover a shocking secret that could make or break their case and because of that, they become at odds with each other on how to proceed. Lori discovers that Tara's new information for their case would win it for them, but the way she retrieved it could cost them their case and their careers. Lori learns a secret about Brad.

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We've Got Nothing but Love to Prove
star
7.62
553 votes

#43 - We've Got Nothing but Love to Prove

Nashville (2012) - Season 4 - Episode 10

It's a big morning for Markus Keen when "Good Morning America" comes to Nashville to broadcast a live concert in support of his new album launch, but come show time, Markus finds he's anything but ready. Meanwhile, Luke's relationship with Colt continues to be strained while Luke learns of another setback to launching his brand. And living in the same house, but feeling further apart than ever, Rayna and Deacon face a big decision.

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The Incubator
star
7.62
786 votes

#44 - The Incubator

Grace and Frankie - Season 3 - Episode 2

Grace and Frankie pitch their business plan at a hip startup incubator. Grace fights with Jacob. Sol and Robert play hooky from work.

Wes Side Story
star
7.62
162 votes

#45 - Wes Side Story

Life Sentence - Season 1 - Episode 5

With their opposite schedules, Stella worries that she and Wes aren't connecting. Aiden faces a dilemma about his dad's love life.

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You'll Never Get Away from Me
star
7.62
1003 votes

#46 - You'll Never Get Away from Me

Desperate Housewives - Season 2 - Episode 3

Susan tries bravely to accept Edie’s new role in Julie’s life, while Lynette’s demanding boss makes her miss Parker’s first day of kindergarten. Bree later on takes a polygraph test to prove her innocence in Rex's death and realizes she has feelings for George. Gabrielle finally comes to the truth about Carlos and John after seeing John with another woman.

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Love Is in the Air
star
7.62
1119 votes

#47 - Love Is in the Air

Desperate Housewives - Season 1 - Episode 14

It's Valentine's Day on Wisteria Lane, and love is all around (sort of), as Susan looks forward to a romantic date with Mike, until she learns a surprising fact about her favorite plumber. Meanwhile, after reconciling their relationship, Bree discovers something new about her husband Rex when it comes to his sexual needs. Lynette's neighbor accuses the Scavo twins of thievery as Lynette tries her best to handle the situation. Lastly, Gabrielle's work adventures continue as she gets a gig as a mattress model.

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Schadenfreude
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7.61
1264 votes

#48 - Schadenfreude

Boston Legal - Season 2 - Episode 2

The Kelly Nolan trial continues, but Alan, Denny and Brad fear the worst when Kelly's cold demeanor begins to turn off the jury. Meanwhile, Garrett and Sara are enlisted to help Denise in her divorce settlement and Malcolm convinces Tara to represent Johnny Damon, Edwin Starr's nephew, whose performance of "War" strikes a nerve at a nightclub.

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There Will Be Blood...Type A
star
7.61
624 votes

#49 - There Will Be Blood...Type A

Medium - Season 6 - Episode 17

Allison and her daughters dream of the same mysterious girl who may be linked to the bizarre serial murders of entire families. Joe and his boss find themselves at odds while working on a major project.

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Young & Pregnant
star
7.61
381 votes

#50 - Young & Pregnant

Young & Hungry - Season 1 - Episode 4

While cooking an elaborate engagement celebration for Caroline and Josh, Gabi is horrified to realize she may have a bun in the oven. And things go from bad to worse when Yolanda and Elliot mistakenly believe Caroline is the pregnant one – and immediately tell Josh.

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