The Best Episodes Directed by Brian Kirk

Virgin Territory

#1 - Virgin Territory

The Riches Season 1 - Episode 7

Stunned by the news of Earl's death, a grieving Dahlia and her family head back to camp, where Dale looks to settle old scores with Wayne, while Ginny schemes to tie the knot between Di Di and Ken.

star 9.02
82 votes
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And They Were Enemies

#2 - And They Were Enemies

Penny Dreadful Season 2 - Episode 10

Vanessa has to use all of her strength to try and defeat the demon.

star 8.20
2364 votes
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And Hell Itself My Only Foe

#3 - And Hell Itself My Only Foe

Penny Dreadful Season 2 - Episode 9

Back in London, Vanessa and Ethan learn that Sir Malcolm is in danger. Desperate to save him, Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn. Ethan heads out to Evelyn’s mansion with Frankenstein, Sembene and Lyle. Lily reveals her true self to Dorian.

star 8.16
2207 votes
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The Nightcomers

#4 - The Nightcomers

Penny Dreadful Season 2 - Episode 3

In a flashback, Vanessa meets The Cut-Wife, who teaches her how to harness her powers. Isolated at her lonely cottage on the moors, The Cut-Wife quickly realizes the extent of Vanessa’s powers and warns her of the danger that lies ahead and the evil that pursues her.

star 8.16
2393 votes
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Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm

#5 - Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm

Luck Season 1 - Episode 7

Ace has a relaxing visit to the prison-outreach retirement farm for horses, but Nathan Israel has a rougher time trying to persuade Ace's new partners of his boss' sincerity. Meanwhile, Walter discusses Gettin' Up Morning's ownership with a lawyer and decides on his next rider; Jerry teams up with a card dealer to play their way into a poker tournament; Lonnie makes a solo claim on another horse; and Rosie asks Joey for representation.

star 8.10
328 votes
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The Wolf and the Lion

#6 - The Wolf and the Lion

Game of Thrones Season 1 - Episode 5

Incensed over news of Daenerys’ alliance with the Dothrakis, Robert orders a preemptive strike on the Targaryens that drives a wedge in his relationship with Ned. A captive Tyrion helps Catelyn, but receives a cold reception at the Eyrie from her sister, Jon Arryn’s widow Lysa. Sansa is charmed by the dashing Ser Loras Tyrell, a.k.a. the Knight of Flowers. Arya overhears a plot against her father.

star 8.04
25125 votes
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Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

#7 - Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

Game of Thrones Season 1 - Episode 4

Ned looks for clues to the death of his predecessor, and uncovers one of King Robert’s bastards. Robert and his guests witness a tournament honoring Ned. Jon takes measures to protect Sam from further abuse at Castle Black; a frustrated Viserys clashes with Daenerys in Vaes Dothrak; Sansa imagines her future as a queen, while Arya envisions a far different future. Catelyn rallies her husband’s allies to make a point, while Tyrion finds himself caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

star 7.97
25234 votes
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Lord Snow

#8 - Lord Snow

Game of Thrones Season 1 - Episode 3

Arriving at King’s Landing, Ned is shocked to learn of the Crown’s profligacy from his new advisors. At Castle Black, Jon Snow impresses Tyrion at the expense of greener recruits. Suspecting the Lannisters had a hand in Bran’s fall, Catelyn covertly follows her husband to King’s Landing, where she is intercepted by Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. “Littlefinger,” a shrewd longtime ally and brothel owner. Cersei and Jaime ponder the implications of Bran’s recovery; Arya studies swordsmanship. On the road to Vaes Dothrak, Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys.

star 7.96
26444 votes
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Little Scorpion

#9 - Little Scorpion

Penny Dreadful Season 2 - Episode 7

Not feeling safe in London, Vanessa and Ethan flee to the Cut-Wife’s cottage on the lonely moors. While there, Vanessa and Ethan settle into a domestic life as they draw closer together until a figure from her dark past resurfaces. Meanwhile back in London, Lyle and Frankenstein uncover even more disturbing information from the Verbis Diablo relics. We soon discover that Lily isn’t what she appears to be.

star 7.86
2235 votes
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Ace Forces Escalante to Swap Jockeys

#10 - Ace Forces Escalante to Swap Jockeys

Luck Season 1 - Episode 5

Ace takes the reins when Escalante surprises Gus with his decision to race Pint of Plain with an inexperienced jockey in the horse's debut. Meanwhile, Marcus delves into the meaning of his friendship with Jerry; and Claire accompanies Ace to the track after accepting his very generous donation.

star 7.81
443 votes
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Hold Me in Paradise

#11 - Hold Me in Paradise

Boardwalk Empire Season 1 - Episode 8

Nucky visits Chicago for the Republican National Convention, where he finds himself intrigued by the candidacy of Warren G. Harding over more established candidates. The D'Alessio gang moves in on Nucky's territory at the expense of Eli, who has been watching over his brother's affairs. Margaret finds herself entangled in Nucky's business affairs, while Van Alden struggles with his wife's desire for a child. Rothstein prepares for legal trouble over his role in fixing the 1919 World Series. Nucky asks Jimmy to return to Atlantic City to reinforce his position.

star 7.80
4668 votes
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Episode 1

#12 - Episode 1

Luther Season 1 - Episode 1

Luther returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius's parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, unable to find evidence to convict, he becomes embroiled in a battle of wits with the suspect - who has set her sights on him and his estranged wife.

star 7.80
4385 votes
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Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Luther Season 1 - Episode 2

A gunman begins murdering uniformed police officers, prompting the detective to taunt the killer on TV in the hope of inspiring him to turn his anger on him and come out into the open. To his horror, Luther also learns that Alice Morgan has been investigating his past - and is threatening to tell Zoe what she has discovered.

star 7.74
3583 votes
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Remains to Be Seen

#14 - Remains to Be Seen

Dexter Season 4 - Episode 2

Dexter misplaces evidence which could expose his secret. Meanwhile, Miami Metro must juggle two serial killers at the same time, as the Vacation Murders might bring the city's tourism industry to a grinding halt.

star 7.69
6788 votes
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True Love

#15 - True Love

The Tudors Season 1 - Episode 6

As King Henry gains in confidence, his displeasure with the way the Catholic church handles his request for an annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon grows. As a result, Cardinal Wolsey's position is weakening, leaving him vulnerable to his enemies.

star 7.64
1228 votes
The Big Floss

#16 - The Big Floss

The Riches Season 1 - Episode 5

Wayne must deal with legal arcana in an eminent-domain case and Dahlia gets a job for which she is equally qualified: a dental hygienist. Ginny catches up to the Malloys, which means Dale is probably not far behind.

star 7.56
27 votes
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The Sun, The Moon, The Truth

#17 - The Sun, The Moon, The Truth

Hard Sun Season 1 - Episode 1

Unruly police detective DCI Charlie Hicks is deeply suspicious of his new partner DI Elaine Renko. But their first investigation exposes a secret that will connect them for life.

star 7.53
387 votes
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Arise, My Lord

#18 - Arise, My Lord

The Tudors Season 1 - Episode 5

Henry is shocked when he learns that his ally, Emperor Charles V of Spain, has released France's King Francis I from prison. He's equally surprised when Anne Boleyn turns him down after offering to make her his sole mistress.

star 7.49
1352 votes
One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days

#19 - One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days

Hard Sun Season 1 - Episode 2

Renko persuades a newspaper to publish the Hard Sun dossier. The government shuts down the story but the detectives investigate a killer for whom the 'Hard Sun hoax' is very real.

star 7.48
344 votes
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Vivekchaudamani: 51

#20 - Vivekchaudamani: 51

Brotherhood Season 1 - Episode 10

When the Caffee's father shows up, he tries to get the boys to help him by threatening to sell the family home.

star 7.45
91 votes
Down in the Flood 3:5-6

#21 - Down in the Flood 3:5-6

Brotherhood Season 2 - Episode 2

As Tommy begins his re-election campaign, he turns to his sister, Mary-Kate, rather than Eileen for support. Colin Carr, Tommy and Michael’s estranged Irish cousin, returns to Providence – an event Rose views with deep distrust. Michael and Moe team up for a truck heist while Declan and Cassie have dinner with Cassie’s parents.

star 7.33
63 votes
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The Aquarium

#22 - The Aquarium

Rogue Season 1 - Episode 1

Tragedy strikes the Travis family. Tom tries keeping the family together. Grace convinces Jimmy he has a traitor in his organization. Mitch hesitates to help Grace. Jimmy discovers his money is missing. Max returns home. Jimmy and Grace make a deal.

star 7.09
605 votes
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