The BEST episodes directed by Bart Freundlich

Stuck in the Middle With You
354 votes

#1 - Stuck in the Middle With You

Prime Suspect (US) - Season 1 - Episode 13

Jane and the team find out a jailed hit man may be responsible for the latest drive by at local store. Sweeney orders 24 hour a day security when a hit is ordered on one of their own. Meanwhile, Jane is a third wheel on an uncomfortable date.

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The Rehearsal
555 votes

#2 - The Rehearsal

Mozart in the Jungle - Season 1 - Episode 6

As pressure mounts before the launch of the new season, Rodrigo erupts. His behavior alarms the symphony's business advisor, Edward, who warns Gloria to rein him in - just as her star conductor takes the orchestra on a surprise field trip. In the wake of all the drama, Hailey arrives home to find Alex, wondering why she hasn't returned his calls.

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3752 votes

#3 - Raw

Californication - Season 5 - Episode 8

Hank is stuck reading Tyler's screenplay but discovers some talent under that head of hair, even though the script appears to be disturbingly autobiographical account of the author's relationship with Becca. Charlie and Lizzie's love quadrangle with Stu and Marcy heats up, but when their bedroom games hit too close to home for Charlie, it may be off to therapy for all four of them.

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Silent Symphony
532 votes

#4 - Silent Symphony

Mozart in the Jungle - Season 1 - Episode 3

Alex helps Hailey figure out an easy way to make money, while back at the symphony hall, an older musician collapses when Rodrigo pushes him too hard. After being humiliated by Rodrigo's assistant, Hailey lets off a lifetime of steam, and is caught off guard when Rodrigo makes her an offer.

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949 votes

#5 - Together

Believe - Season 1 - Episode 8

Worried that Skouras has developed the ability to locate Bo, Winter sends Channing on a mission to infiltrate the Orchestra campus. Despite Winter’s instructions to keep a low profile, Bo is compelled to help a family man who is in over his head.

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La Petite Mort
3034 votes

#6 - La Petite Mort

Californication - Season 2 - Episode 12

Hank completes his biography of Ashby. Charlie is reduced to working at a car dealership. Sonja gives birth. Karen accepts a job offer back home in New York, forcing Hank and Becca to make painful choices.

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3502 votes

#7 - Zoso

Californication - Season 3 - Episode 4

Hank objects to Becca's adult fashion sense; Hank and Charlie visit a strip club to discover the secret life of a talented student; Charlie and Marcy's house sale goes awry.

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Waiting for the Miracle
4047 votes

#8 - Waiting for the Miracle

Californication - Season 5 - Episode 4

Hank receives an unwelcome surprise in the form of Carrie, ex-girlfriend and arsonist that he's forced to invite along when Karen and Becca show up to invite him to a dinner party. Stu, Marcy and Bates' talk of sexual proclivities leaves the Moodys searching for the nearest exit, but the party gets even more out of control when Carrie has a realization about Hank. Meanwhile, Charlie goes on a blind date with Mary, a "nice girl" who's more than a little inexperienced.

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Monkey Business
4518 votes

#9 - Monkey Business

Californication - Season 4 - Episode 4

Hank Moody is notified by his attorney Abby that he will be going to trial for statutory rape. But not before Hank hands the completed F&P script to Charlie, who promptly drags him to a meeting with the Director, producer Stu Beggs and eccentric financier Zig Samitaur, setting off a chain of events that leads to Hank and Charlie having to explain why there’s a dead billionaire in the bathroom.

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Perverts & Whores
3470 votes

#10 - Perverts & Whores

Californication - Season 5 - Episode 10

Minus one agent and best friend, Hank crashes with his two favorite ladies, Karen and Becca. Looking for new representation, he meets with Hollywood power agent Larry Levine, who quickly sets a meeting with world-class filmmaker and Hank Moody idol Lars Manderhoff. It may be a match made in heaven when Lars surprises Hank with one of his favorite working girls, Trixie (guest star Judy Greer). Distraught over his personal losses, Charlie seeks comfort from Marcy while Lizzie enjoys her big break, a part in "Santa Monica Cop" courtesy of Stu.

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3573 votes

#11 - LOL

Californication - Season 1 - Episode 5

Bill asks Hank to step in as a guest speaker at Mia's creative writing class. During a radio interview, Hank talks about his writing and motivations. Meanwhile, Becca develops a crush on her guitar teacher Dave, but he ends up with Mia.

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The Land of Rape and Honey
3138 votes

#12 - The Land of Rape and Honey

Californication - Season 3 - Episode 2

Hank starts working as college professor and soon gets into trouble while Charlie interferes with Marcie's romantic life.

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Sea Change
65 votes

#13 - Sea Change

Little Voice - Season 1 - Episode 8

With her family in turmoil and romantic life torn, Bess nears a breaking point.

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