The Best Episodes Directed by Bruce Mcdonald

Mother and Child Reunion (2)

#1 - Mother and Child Reunion (2)

Degrassi Season 1 - Episode 2

Emma is at a hotel waiting for Jordan, an enviornmentalist whom she met on the internet. After waiting in the hotel lobby, his ""teacher"" greets Emma and invites her up to his hotel room, saying that the person Emma is supposed to meet should be coming soon. Emma soon discovers that the teacher is the boy she met on the Internet. She freaks out and attempts to leave, but he stops her so she scurries into the bathroom. The teacher tells Emma that he is leaving, but it is actually a trick. He has a video camera, and plans on taping himself raping Emma. Toby, J.T., and Manny dash to the reunion and tell Spike and Mr. Simpson about the whole situation and how Emma is in danger. They hurry to the hotel room and rescue Emma before anything extremely dangerous happens. In the end, though somewhat disturbed, Emma learns her lesson and the bond between her and Spike grows even closer.

star 8.74
69 votes
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A Fine Balance

#2 - A Fine Balance

Heartland (2007) (CA) Season 11 - Episode 10

Ty is still in danger in Mongolia. Amy, having left her cellphone at Heartland, has traveled to be with her husband, and to add a wrinkle, Tim has insisted on joining her. There is added intrigue for Georgie as Dylan continues to take an interest in her.

star 8.55
149 votes
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Challenges

#3 - Challenges

Heartland (2007) (CA) Season 11 - Episode 9

Amy tries to get everything organized at Heartland before joining Ty on a work-related journey, but Tim's concerns about the trip threaten to derail Amy's plans. Meanwhile, Ty runs into trouble on the job, but sending a message back home proves to be more difficult than anticipated. And, with a big competition coming up, Georgie struggles to master a difficult new jump with Mitch’s help, and Jack - the rock of the clan - tries to balance everyone’s needs.

star 8.51
152 votes
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There Will Be Changes

#4 - There Will Be Changes

Heartland (2007) (CA) Season 10 - Episode 1

As Amy and Ty prepare for parenthood, they work together to resolve a dangerous pregnancy issue.

star 8.40
319 votes
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Begin Again

#5 - Begin Again

Heartland (2007) (CA) Season 9 - Episode 2

As Ty prepares to celebrate an important milestone, he works to treat an abandoned horse’s rain rot while Amy focuses on how to heal the animal’s emotional scars. Jack uses a supposed arthritic knee as an excuse to justify his unwillingness to ride. Lou and Georgie disagree about riding lessons for Katie, but share a genuine mother-daughter moment.

star 8.39
188 votes
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Brave New World

#6 - Brave New World

Heartland (2007) (CA) Season 9 - Episode 1

While a dangerous bear lurks near Heartland, Ty and Amy are back from their honeymoon and adding on the loft, Georgie is trying to be able to handle what is going on with Lou and Peter. Amy and Georgie find a hurt horse.

star 8.38
233 votes
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When Doves Cry

#7 - When Doves Cry

Degrassi Season 2 - Episode 1

In the season premiere, major changes face the kids as they return to school from summer break. No longer just a junior high, Degrassi is now sharing space with the high school crowd. Among the new students is Craig Manning, the charming but mysterious stepson of Degrassi alum, Joey Jeremiah. Although Craig's father has forbidden him from seeing Joey and Angela, Craig can't seem to stop himself. Craig is good at covering up the physical and emotional bruises caused by his dad, but Sean and Emma suspect something's wrong. Meanwhile, J.T.'s a man on a mission: this year, he's going to land an older woman. And his chosen challenge? Paige Michalchuk. And a newly unpopular Ashley turns to a different crowd when her former friends refuse to forgive her.

star 8.30
33 votes
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Jagged Little Pill

#8 - Jagged Little Pill

Degrassi Season 1 - Episode 15

At the end of the year a little girls night at Ashley's turns into the party of the year. Toby invites Sean and JT as his guests and JT has a little ""party favor"", he's brought extacy. When Sean tells them he's going to the kitchen to split the pill into 2 so Toby and JT can take it, he runs into Ashley. He switched the extacy with asprin and gives the extacy to Ashley telling her to throw it out. Meanwhile, Paige is pressuring Ashley to have more fun so Ashley takes the extacy. She then calls Jimmy and his friends and Jimmy quickly discovers Ashley is high. JT and Toby also invited Emma and her friends over so Emma and Sean fight. Sean is heartbroken. Ashley then cheats on Jimmy and makes out with Sean. Then Jimmy finds out and Ashley publically dumps him and then she even makes fun of Paige. The next day while trying to clean the house up Spinner comes by to inform her that Jimmy wants to break up and gives her some things Jimmy had of her. Ashley is now no longer popular and her onl

star 8.25
32 votes
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Dim & Dimmer

#9 - Dim & Dimmer

ReGenesis Season 2 - Episode 4

While in New York, David has his bag stolen. Chasing the kid who stole it, he finds himself in some subway tunnels where he discovers a young girl who is very sick.

star 8.22
141 votes
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White Wedding (2)

#10 - White Wedding (2)

Degrassi Season 2 - Episode 13

Snake and Spike are only two days away from the wedding. Emma styles her hair, only for it to turn out worse than she thought. Spike and Snake have an argument about having a baby in which Snake reveals that he's not ready for a child. Spike later finds out that she is pregnant...and plans to have an abortion. Snake has a bachelor party in which Joey invited a stripper. Emma catches J.T. and Toby spying on ""Fancy"" outside Joey's window on her way to tell Snake about the baby. Spike finds out that Emma told Snake, and they end up having a long discussion that makes them late for the wedding. The wedding goes on, and so does the reception afterward. Emma makes up with Sean and they kiss in the end.

star 8.21
19 votes
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Hunt(er) for Love

#11 - Hunt(er) for Love

Queer as Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 8

Police Chief Stockwell's cleanup of Liberty Avenue forces young street hustlers to find a new hangout, and they congregate in Ben and Michael's neighborhood. When the rowdy teens keep Ben and Michael awake at night, Ben asks them to disperse. One of them offers to have unsafe sex with Ben for a price. The next morning, Ben and Michael find the same boy asleep in their hallway and take him to breakfast at the diner. Later, the teenager is beaten up in front of Ben and Michael's apartment building, and Ben brings the youth inside to stay overnight, much to Michael's dismay. When the kid leaves the next day, Ben gives him $100, but wants to do more to help him. Justin becomes Daphne's roommate. Daphne attributes Justin's depression to his recent breakup with Ethan and is surprised when Justin tells her he made a horrible mistake leaving Brian. At Daphne's suggestion, Justin schemes to get back into Brian's life by showing up wherever Brian is. Justin applies for an internship at Vanguard, the advertising agency where Brian works. Reluctant at first, Brian finally approves Justin's internship, but later fires him when he interferes during a presentation to a client. Justin asks for a second chance, and he and Brian make love in Brian's office. Lindsay takes a job at an art gallery and hires Emmett as a party planner for the opening of an exhibition of Impressionist paintings. The event is a success, but mother-to-be Melanie and the unemployed Ted, previously the successful careerists in their respective relationships, experience a strange role reversal as they watch their mates triumph in their new occupations.

star 8.17
122 votes
When Doves Cry (2)

#12 - When Doves Cry (2)

Degrassi Season 2 - Episode 2

The second part of the season premiere, with great performances by new main stars and guest stars. When Craig got home, he discovers that his father has been rumaging through his dark room, viewing all the photos that he has taken of Joey and Angela. This led to his father beating him, resulting in the destruction of Craig's camera. The next day, Craig's father apologizes and offers Craig a few thousand dollars for a new digital camera. Later, Craig takes Angela off of Emma's hands to the park, but Craig surprisingly asks Angela to go to British Columbia with him, with the money that his father gave him for a camera. Joey finds out about this, and is angered, finally telling him to stay away from his daughter. When Craig arrived home, his father receives the news earlier in the day, and chases after Craig, ready to beat him. Successfully, Craig jumps out of his window, and meats up with Sean, thinking whether to leave to British Columbia. When he played chicken with a train, he runs of

star 8.15
20 votes
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Escape Mutant

#13 - Escape Mutant

ReGenesis Season 2 - Episode 2

In order to help a mother and her unborn child, David starts a research to fight a very strong strain of the HIV virus which she has and for which there is no known cure.

star 8.15
118 votes
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White Wedding (1)

#14 - White Wedding (1)

Degrassi Season 2 - Episode 12

Snake and Spike are only two days away from the wedding. Emma styles her hair, only for it to turn out worse than she thought. Spike and Snake have an argument about having a baby in which Snake reveals that he's not ready for a child. Spike later finds out that she is pregnant...and plans to have an abortion. Snake has a bachelor party in which Joey invited a stripper. Emma catches J.T. and Toby spying on ""Fancy"" outside Joey's window on her way to tell Snake about the baby. Spike finds out that Emma told Snake, and they end up having a long discussion that makes them late for the wedding. The wedding goes on, and so does the reception afterward. Emma makes up with Sean and they kiss in the end.

star 8.14
22 votes
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House Full of Children

#15 - House Full of Children

Queer as Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 2

Without Brian, Justin has no way of paying his college tuition and faces dropping out of school. Justin's mother recommends he ask his father for the money, but his dad refuses. After imploring a financial aid officer to defer tuition until after he graduates, Justin learns that it has already been paid. Ethan thinks Justin's dad changed his mind, but Justin knows the truth. He stops by the loft to thank Brian, who again urges him to work with Michael on the comic book. Meanwhile, Brian interrupts a quiet evening at home for Ben and Michael, who end up accompanying him to Babylon. Brian's continuing need for Michael's companionship since Justin left puts a strain on Michael's relationship with Ben, who suggests that he find his own apartment. Ted and Emmett's first sexual experience proves extremely satisfying for both. But Emmett's sexual rendezvous with a flight attendant, with whom he had made a date prior to becoming involved with Ted, severely tests Ted and Emmett's newfound romance. Meanwhile, Melanie and Lindsay argue about having a second child. Lindsay does not want to be pregnant again and tells Melanie to bear the child herself, if she wants it so desperately. Melanie confides her fears about motherhood to Debbie, who offers reassurance.

star 7.98
120 votes
Message in a Bottle

#16 - Message in a Bottle

Degrassi Season 2 - Episode 16

Emma and Sean are back together. Emma invites Sean to come to dinner at her house with Mrs. Nelson and Mr. Simpson and Emma. Sean arrives drunk and gets kicked out. Emma cheers him up and assures him she still has faith in him. Emma's parents forgive him.

star 7.96
23 votes
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One Ring to Rule Them All

#17 - One Ring to Rule Them All

Queer as Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 6

Michael sees Ben injecting steroids again and finally confronts him. Citing his HIV-positive status, Ben defends his drug use, telling Michael that, as an HIV-negative man, he simply cannot understand the constant anxiety about remaining healthy. Brian witnesses Ben purchasing drugs at the gym and tells him that he's harming not only himself but also his relationship with Michael. Ben slams Brian against a row of lockers, leaving Brian with a nasty gash. In choosing the décor for their new house, Ted and Emmett weigh the pros and cons of remaining true to their gay selves versus fitting in with their straight suburban neighbors. Ted and Emmett attend a "welcome to the neighborhood" dinner hosted by the couple next door, but during the event, Ted is arrested for employing an underage person at his pornographic Web site. Ted's arrest is part of Police Chief Jim Stockwell's crackdown on gay businesses that pander to prurient interests. The chief, a candidate for mayor, vows to clean up Liberty Avenue and make it family-friendly. Brian creates a sexy television commercial for Stockwell's mayoral campaign, boosting the chief's rating in the polls. Justin brings Daphne to the apartment he shares with Ethan, who is being interviewed there by a journalist. Ethan introduces Justin as his cousin and Daphne as Justin's girlfriend. After an awkward moment, Justin and Daphne leave. Daphne tells Justin that, despite his problems with Brian, he never denied his relationship with Justin. When Ethan substitutes for an ill soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony, Justin secretly attends the concert. After the performance, Justin is about to surprise Ethan with his presence when he spies Ethan talking to and leaving with a pretty young man.

star 7.94
117 votes
Weird Science

#18 - Weird Science

Degrassi Season 2 - Episode 5

Emma feels uneasy when Mr. Simpson offers help on her science project at the school's science fair and Manny mistakenly lets the entire school know that Emma's mom is dating Mr. Simpson. Also Spinner adapts to his new role as a ladies' man, and gets Jimmy upset when he flirts with the girl he likes.

star 7.90
30 votes
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My Final Gift to You

#19 - My Final Gift to You

Dark Matter Season 3 - Episode 12

Ryo takes a hostage to trade for the Blink Drive, but his former crew are not his only opponents.

star 7.86
2759 votes
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A Chill in the Air

#20 - A Chill in the Air

Reign (2013) Season 1 - Episode 5

When Olivia, who is an ex-lover of Francis’, arrives at the castle, she brings the dangers of the woods with her. Mary seeks comfort in Bash. Bash is threatened by heretics for interfering with a sacred blood rite. Meanwhile, Aylee is forced to spy on Mary when Queen Catherine blackmails her.

star 7.84
719 votes
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12 Hours

#21 - 12 Hours

Transporter Season 1 - Episode 6

Frank has twelve hours to transport a stolen microchip, meant for the development of advanced weaponry, before the rigged package kills him. In a race against time, Frank must find a way to force the client to neutralize the deadly device.

star 7.83
598 votes
Semaphore

#22 - Semaphore

Ransom Season 2 - Episode 13

Eric’s archnemesis, Damian Delaine, brainwashes Evie and threatens to turn her into a murderer unless Eric helps him negotiate a high-stakes business deal for a new cryptocurrency that could destabilize the world economy.

star 7.81
320 votes
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Mother and Child Reunion (1)

#23 - Mother and Child Reunion (1)

Degrassi Season 1 - Episode 1

Spike's daughter, Emma, is now a teenager and is getting ready to participate at Degrassi, along with her friends, Manny and JT. Spike and the old gang of Degrassi are reuniting for the first time in a while, and people are familiarized with the characters again. When Spike goes off to the reunion, Emma left as well, to meet a guy that she had become online friends with on the Internet. Manny phones Emma and even checks by her house, and realizes that there is no one home. She decides to go to J.T. and his friend from summer camp, Toby (a whiz with computers). They hack into Emma's e-mail and discover that the guy Emma is going to meet may be dangerous.

star 7.73
113 votes
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Kill Them All

#24 - Kill Them All

Dark Matter Season 2 - Episode 2

Imprisoned in Hyperion-8, the crew must negotiate attempted assassinations, extraditions, and behind-the-scenes machinations as they plot their escape.

star 7.73
3825 votes
Secrets and Lies

#25 - Secrets and Lies

Degrassi Season 1 - Episode 8

Liberty admits she has an ultimate crush on J.T. He, on the other hand, tries to stay away from Liberty saying that he's gay. Later, when J.T. tells the truth to Liberty that he is not, it leads her to be heartbroken. Meanwhile, Ashley's divorced dad comes to town and explains her why he and Ashley's mom divorced in the first place. That is because he himslef is gay. Ashley makes a statement to her dad and Terri that she doesn't want to see his face again.

star 7.65
65 votes
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Faces

#26 - Faces

Cracked (2013) Season 2 - Episode 4

The unit is lead into the roles of attacker and victim when a shopkeeper suffering from face-blindness is slashed.

star 7.63
254 votes
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Promised Land

#27 - Promised Land

Ransom Season 2 - Episode 12

As Eric negotiates for the release of a couple being held hostage by illegal immigrants in rural Canada, the situation turns dire when the coyotes the immigrants escaped from take the whole group hostage, including Eric.

star 7.62
309 votes
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Something Fierce

#28 - Something Fierce

Bomb Girls Season 2 - Episode 9

An intrepid reporter visits VicMu, shaking things up and causing Lorna to examine her value at work; Kate takes an innovative approach to jump-starting her career. Thanks to Clifford, Gladys sees a different side of her father.

star 7.59
59 votes
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We Should Have Seen This Coming

#29 - We Should Have Seen This Coming

Dark Matter Season 2 - Episode 6

Desperate for money, the Raza crew follow Nyx's lead on an op, only to discover that their target is a personal one.

star 7.54
3428 votes
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It Doesn't Have to Be Like This

#30 - It Doesn't Have to Be Like This

Dark Matter Season 3 - Episode 2

The crew of the Raza target an Ishida research station in an attempt to take back the Blink Drive.

star 7.53
1837 votes
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Swans

#31 - Swans

Cracked (2013) Season 2 - Episode 1

After a masked gunman kidnaps a young woman from a locked psych ward, it becomes clear that the case is more complicated than it looks. Psych Crimes needs help from a new psychiatrist, Dr. Clara Malone, before things spiral out of control in this thrilling tale of love on the run.

star 7.53
292 votes
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Romeo Foxtrot

#32 - Romeo Foxtrot

Bomb Girls Season 2 - Episode 10

Lorna takes up dancing and surprises both herself and the instructor; Kate and Ivan explore the terms of their engagement; and Betty learns what it means to date a soldier.

star 7.51
87 votes
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Episode Seven

#33 - Episode Seven

Dark Matter Season 1 - Episode 7

The crew finally gain access to the secret room in the ship's underbelly and among the items they find inside are a sunny android and a desperately ill woman who reveals a connection to Three.

star 7.50
3246 votes
Bust a Move (1)

#34 - Bust a Move (1)

Degrassi Season 7 - Episode 13

Jay and Manny have relationship problems. Emma, Manny, Liberty, and Ashley hit the road on a college trip and Jimmy and Spinner have also go on a road trip only to run into problems of their own.

star 7.50
18 votes
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Berzerk

#35 - Berzerk

XIII (2011) Season 2 - Episode 12

XIII, Betty and Amos escape from The Pit and into Shanghai but are trapped in a mysterious and sinister riot that has spontaneously formed around them. Thirteen-year-old Yen-Boi and his father Ping help them find and fight their way through the chaos. With access to a Navy Seal helicopter, Amos leads them towards the extraction point. Carrington is pushed further into the bunker by Traymore’s forces, and makes a last-ditch effort to rally support.

star 7.44
210 votes
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Joust

#36 - Joust

XIII (2011) Season 2 - Episode 5

XIII and Amos grapple physically and mentally, as they try to uncover the truth behind the bombing of Synequanon’s headquarters. Fueled by grief and rage, Amos tortures XIII’s body and attempts to manipulate his mind. XIII strives to prove his innocence and escape from Amos’ twisted grasp.

star 7.33
314 votes
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What We Can't See

#37 - What We Can't See

Cracked (2013) Season 1 - Episode 3

When a bullied schoolgirl lashes out, Aidan and Daniella discover her bizarre family ties.

star 7.31
438 votes
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Rocket Man

#38 - Rocket Man

Cracked (2013) Season 1 - Episode 7

Psych Crimes investigates the murder of one member of a feuding rock duo after the bipolar lead singer is found raving and naked atop a billboard.

star 7.25
331 votes
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Tunnels

#39 - Tunnels

Lexx Season 3 - Episode 7

Kai, still disabled, is taken away to bureaucrat hell for an adjudication. Meanwhile, Stanley and Xev follow Prince underground, hoping that he will lead them though the maze of tunnels to where Kai is.

star 7.21
172 votes
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Father Figure (1)

#40 - Father Figure (1)

Degrassi Season 3 - Episode 1

Grade 9 starts and Emma's mom is 9 months pregnant. After Emma has been mistaken at school for being Snake's daughter, this inspires her to find her birth father. When she asks her mom she says no. But Emma goes on the internet to find his address. She finds it then the next day in school she cuts class with Craig to find him. The first place she goes to turns out to be the wrong address. Then she and Craig return to Emma's house and find the real address. They take the subway to Stouffville to find him. Ending up at a doctor's building Emma sneaks upstairs and goes to the room. She opens the door and faces her dad with a big surprise.

star 6.98
51 votes
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Coming of Age

#41 - Coming of Age

Degrassi Season 1 - Episode 9

One to grow on Jimmy B turns 14 this week! Ashley doesn't seem too excited about the big celebration. Are there doubts growing in her mind? And Emma's dealing with a little private growing of her own.

star 6.89
65 votes
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Bust a Move (2)

#42 - Bust a Move (2)

Degrassi Season 7 - Episode 14

Jay and Manny have relationship problems. Emma, Manny, Liberty, and Ashley hit the road on a college trip and Jimmy and Spinner have problems finding a ride to get to them.

star 6.62
13 votes
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Garden

#43 - Garden

Lexx Season 3 - Episode 9

Stanley starts to consider settling on Water, doubting that the dark universe holds anything better. When they go down to the planet looking for food, he finds the town Garden to be a promising candidate for permanent residence.

star 6.50
115 votes
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Father Figure (2)

#44 - Father Figure (2)

Degrassi Season 3 - Episode 2

Emma is in the room with her dad and she finds out he is brain-damaged. She tells him she is Emma and she embraces him but soon the nurse discovers she sneaked upstairs even though Craig was keeping the look out. So Emma gives him her address so they can write to each other. Joey has to drive to Stouffville to pick them up and Spike isn't happy when she gets home. Emma tells her mom off for lying to her. The next day at school Snake tells Emma that Spike didn't tell her to protect her. Meanwhile Shane shows up and makes a horrible racket at the house while Spike goes into labor.

star 5.91
45 votes
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