The Best Episodes Directed by Cherie Nowlan

The Deep End

#1 - The Deep End

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 25

Rehearsals for 'The Nutcracker' are underway and Tara discovers that being the star is not all it's cracked up to be. Sammy is forced to admit that his feelings for Christian have changed.

star 9.08
52 votes
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Learning to Fly, Part 2

#2 - Learning to Fly, Part 2

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 26

The end-of-year production has arrived and Tara is rehearsing her solo in Act 2 of The Nutcracker. Director Sebastian Karamakov is not happy with her performance and threatens to put Abigail in her place. When Tara gets her costume fitted she learns many famous ballerinas have also worn the same nightgown — giving her a new boost of confidence. But when Abigail hides Tara's costume, trouble starts again and Tara's best friend, Kat is not around to help. Kat has left for a road trip with musician Myles Kelly. Meanwhile, Sammy faces reality when he learns his parents are refusing to pay for his tuition at the Academy next year, regardless of his good marks. Sammy begs his father to come to the end-of-year performance, believing that if he saw him dance he'd change his mind.

star 9.00
53 votes
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#3 - Heatwave

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 24

In the weeks since the court hearing, Sammy and Christian have been inseparable. In fact, they've made a pact of brotherhood — from now on, they will forget all about girls. Sammy is elated; he's never had such a good guy friend. However, when Christian ditches Sammy to spend time with Tara, what Sammy feels is uncomfortably a lot like jealousy. What if he likes Christian as more than just a friend? Meanwhile, auditions for the end of year production of The Nutcracker are upon them and Kat and Ethan's father — the internationally acclaimed Sebastian Karamakov — is directing the ballet. Who will make it and who will walk out of the auditions?

star 9.00
51 votes
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BFF: Best Friends Forever

#4 - BFF: Best Friends Forever

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 23

Today, Christian faces his punishment for the robbery. But when Aaron returns, Christian's conscience gets the better of him and he changes his story to protect his friend. Concerned by his decision, Sammy enlists the help of Christian's oldest friend Kaylah to try and convince him to change his mind. Meanwhile, Ethan has received interest from a dance company in Spain who are looking to take on young choreographers.

star 8.89
53 votes
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#5 - Heartbeat

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 9

Mocking her friends' obsession with teen popstar Myles Kelly, Kat creates a video of her dancing to one of his songs and then posts it on the internet. The video becomes so popular she is contacted by his music company and invites her to dance in his next video clip. Meanwhile, Ethan views Christian as a friendly rival and the two boys begin to compete with each other.

star 8.86
65 votes
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Growing Pains

#6 - Growing Pains

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 8

Tara's sick of being the youngest and hates that Ethan sees her as just a little kid. So when Tara is seen talking with Damien Lang, a soloist in the Company and a local boy from Tara's home town, a rumour is spread that they are dating. Tara is overjoyed by this rumour but when it becomes a scandal that jeopardises Damien's career, Tara is forced to admit the humiliating truth. Meanwhile, Abigail is unwilling to accept the changes in her developing body.

star 8.24
94 votes
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One Perfect Day

#7 - One Perfect Day

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 11

Tara is elated when Ethan asks her to dance in his choreographic assessment piece. Is he finally beginning to see her as a romantic potential? But when she arrives at the studio to find Ethan engrossed in conversation with his mentor — the talented, gorgeous and much older Dana Strong — it's obvious who Ethan has his sights on. Eager to impress Dana with his talents as a choreographer, Ethan pushes Tara mercilessly to dance better. Meanwhile, Kat, Sammy , Abigail and her younger sister Paige head to Luna Park for the day. Abigail struggles to connect with Paige who would prefer to be in the company of Kat and Sammy.

star 8.10
58 votes
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Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night

#8 - Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night

Riverdale Season 2 - Episode 21

When an incident at the Sheriff’s station triggers an all-out war between the North and the Southside, Archie and Jughead find themselves in the fight of their lives. Meanwhile Veronica makes a devastating discovery about Hiram, just as someone from his past arrives in Riverdale looking for revenge. Finally, Betty comes face to face with the Black Hood.

star 8.08
1023 votes
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#9 - Blowback

Suits Season 5 - Episode 11

Mike's worst fears have come true. He's been arrested for fraud and is under investigation by a ruthless government prosecutor, Assistant US Attorney Anita Gibbs. Meanwhile, Jessica and Harvey must figure out how to build a defense for Mike, knowing full well that he's guilty of the crime for which he stands accused. And Rachel must come to terms with her family's reaction to the news that her fiancé is not the person he claimed to be - and that he could soon be in prison.

star 8.03
4401 votes
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#10 - D-I - DING

Speechless Season 1 - Episode 18

After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car. Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

star 7.97
562 votes
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Don't Bury This Case (2)

#11 - Don't Bury This Case (2)

Chicago P.D. Season 4 - Episode 9

Severide is brought in for questioning after it is discovered that his car has been involved in a deadly crash; Lindsay considers meeting her estranged father. (Some Make It, Some Don't (1) Chicago Fire S05E09)

star 7.93
2023 votes
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Islands: Part Two

#12 - Islands: Part Two

The Good Doctor Season 1 - Episode 12

The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team to make a life-changing decision. Shaun returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change – and gives Dr. Glassman his two weeks’ notice.

star 7.93
3198 votes
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Stay Strong, Mama

#13 - Stay Strong, Mama

How to Get Away with Murder Season 4 - Episode 6

A former colleague helps Annalise with her class action lawsuit. Laurel continues to investigate her father’s company. Asher confronts Michaela about her odd behavior. Details about Isaac’s past are revealed.

star 7.90
1759 votes
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We're Done

#14 - We're Done

Suits Season 4 - Episode 7

Rachel brings disturbing news while Mike is still reeling from the aftermath of the battle for Gillis Industries. Feeling Harvey is his only friend left, Mike makes a rash decision. Meanwhile, Jessica asks Louis to pick his own reward after his victory for the firm.

star 7.90
4011 votes
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Buried Secrets

#15 - Buried Secrets

Suits Season 3 - Episode 11

Things get complicated when Harvey mixes business with pleasure and gets caught between Jessica and Scottie. Painful memories plague Mike as he uses a case to exorcise demons against an old foe, while Louis’ suspicions threaten to expose Mike.

star 7.89
4469 votes
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Go Cry Somewhere Else

#16 - Go Cry Somewhere Else

How to Get Away with Murder Season 3 - Episode 12

Tensions in the courtroom run high, as the prosecution seeks to bring forth a new charge against Annalise. Nate uncovers a crucial piece of information that could threaten his own innocence, as detectives call Oliver in for questioning.

star 7.87
2806 votes
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It's Her Kid

#17 - It's Her Kid

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 - Episode 4

Annalise and Nate look to get Nate’s dad a psych evaluation so that they can have his murder case retried under an insanity plea. Michaela works overtime to convince Tegan to give her a chance to earn her trust back, and Bonnie gets an offer she mulls over.

star 7.84
972 votes
We're Not Not In Kansas Anymore

#18 - We're Not Not In Kansas Anymore

90210 Season 5 - Episode 11

Annie experiences an alternate reality about what life would have been like if she had stayed in Kansas, including being engaged to her high school boyfriend. In the alternate world, Dixon becomes a massively successful hip hop artist who no longer has contact with his family, while Adrianna is a washed-up actress and Hollywood’s bad girl. Naomi is a real estate agent, and Teddy has not revealed his true sexual orientation.

star 7.80
371 votes
Company Slut

#19 - Company Slut

Dynasty (2017) Season 1 - Episode 5

Cristal and Fallon compete for a high-profile magazine cover and the honor of being "Woman of the Year." Steven's ex-boyfriend returns to town.

star 7.80
324 votes
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#20 - Grace

Animal Kingdom (2016) Season 2 - Episode 8

As cops press Amy about the church robbery, Pope diverts their suspicions. Craig plans an unusual heist of his own. Baz tails Smurf to find out what she’s really hiding.

star 7.80
1460 votes
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All The Pretty Sources

#21 - All The Pretty Sources

Gossip Girl Season 5 - Episode 8

Serena is hard at work planning a dream bridal shower for Blair. Chuck and Dan, upset at not being invited, spend the day together. Nate and Serena find a hidden weapon for Diana's quest against Gossip Girl.

star 7.80
1396 votes
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#22 - Reap

Animal Kingdom (2016) Season 4 - Episode 5

Pope learns disturbing details about where Smurf has been, and the revelation puts Angela’s spot in the house in jeopardy. Adrian’s return to Oceanside leads to a confrontation with Deran, as J lays the groundwork for a new job.

star 7.79
665 votes
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Outlaw Country

#23 - Outlaw Country

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 - Episode 6

The Legends are still reeling from the news that their time travel-nemesis is a speedster when they are alerted to an Aberration in the Old West. When the Legends arrive they find their old friend Jonah Hex in trouble with his arch-nemesis, Quentin Turnbull. The team soon discovers that they need to stop Turnbull and his gang from conquering the West and branding it his own lawless territory. To Hex’s surprise, Sara is in charge and dispatches the team. Rory is ecstatic to be in the Wild West, but Sara makes Amaya work with him to keep him on task, which is easier said than done. Meanwhile, Nate, Ray and Jax try to infiltrate Turnball’s gang, but find themselves in a shootout leaving Nate’s confidence shaken.

star 7.77
4396 votes
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Back on the Map

#24 - Back on the Map

Suits Season 6 - Episode 3

Mike tries to remain safe without breaking Danbury's unwritten rules. Jessica and Harvey try to land a whale. Louis searches for an office tenant. Rachel faces a fellow student.

star 7.76
5469 votes
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The Mystery of the Convict Mentor

#25 - The Mystery of the Convict Mentor

The Mysteries of Laura Season 2 - Episode 4

When two convicted killers break out of a maximum security prison, Laura and team join the manhunt, but their loyalties are called into question, since one of the escapees is their former captain

star 7.75
331 votes
Don't Go Dark on Me

#26 - Don't Go Dark on Me

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 - Episode 10

As the investigation into Miller’s murder intensifies, Bonnie and Nate formulate their alibis while Annalise devises a plan to ensure Gabriel never learns the truth about his father.

star 7.75
863 votes
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Full Disclosure

#27 - Full Disclosure

Suits Season 7 - Episode 7

Harvey learns the scope of Alex’s involvement in the prison case, while Mike races to keep it alive. Lipschitz forces Louis out of his comfort zone. Donna struggles with her work/life balance.

star 7.73
4406 votes
Through the Looking Glass

#28 - Through the Looking Glass

Dance Academy Season 1 - Episode 10

Christian's best mate Aaron comes to stay and reveals the truth about the robbery they committed. Meanwhile, Abigail's control issues are spiralling out-of-control and she is caught shoplifting.

star 7.68
60 votes
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Boatopsy & Booty

#29 - Boatopsy & Booty

Rosewood Season 2 - Episode 4

When a boatload of Miami’s hottest young partygoers discover a body during a booze cruise, Rosie and Villa must dive into the world of deep sea treasure hunting in order to solve the case.

star 7.65
848 votes
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#30 - Underneath

Helstrom Season 1 - Episode 8

Relationships deepen as stakes increase. To save a life, Hastings and Ana must do the unthinkable. Gabriella and Daimon journey to his childhood home in search of an old relic. A mother loses a son but gains an heir.

star 7.63
527 votes
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The Ride Along

#31 - The Ride Along

The Rookie Season 1 - Episode 7

Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer Kaydence Patton. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford is tested once again after he learns that his wife, Isabel, has been arrested for drug possession.

star 7.63
1406 votes
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#32 - Bigamist

Rake (US) Season 1 - Episode 5

When chef and restaurant owner Alberto Rinaldi is accused of bigamy, Keegan has to find a way to convince the jury that his love for his wives should not be a crime. But when details surrounding Rinaldi’s other romantic relationships surface, a tough case becomes even more difficult. Meanwhile, Mikki asks for Keegan’s help when one of her old clients starts harassing her, and Scarlet gets herself into some legal trouble of her own.

star 7.62
202 votes
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Have a Good Wellkend, Joe!

#33 - Have a Good Wellkend, Joe!

You Season 2 - Episode 5

Love brings Joe to a wellness weekend, where he gets a good look at her family's dynamic. But Forty’s surprise guest has him feeling anything but zen.

star 7.61
918 votes
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Go Figure

#34 - Go Figure

Instinct (2018) Season 2 - Episode 8

Dylan and Lizzie work to uncover why an Olympic-hopeful figure skater is killed while on the ice. Also, Ryan’s case heats up and lands him and Dylan in unusual circumstances and Julian comes to understand why an old acquaintance has returned to New York.

star 7.61
200 votes
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#35 - Maggie

Sneaky Pete Season 2 - Episode 4

After sending Pete on a fool's errand, Marius leads Frank and Joe to Maggie's suspected hideaway in the psychic town of Rosedale. Taylor and Roby head back to the scene of the crime. Otto becomes hostage to the hitman's associate. Julia works a lead to find Lance and force him to cooperate in a plan to help her launder money.

star 7.57
665 votes
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Decisions, Decisions

#36 - Decisions, Decisions

Mistresses (US) Season 1 - Episode 5

Savi is anxious to find out her paternity test results, while trying to hide her pregnancy from Harry. Meanwhile the friendship between Joss and her gay client, Alex, takes an interesting turn when Alex breaks up with her girlfriend; April and Richard are brought closer together when their 10-year-old daughters don't show up for school; and after Karen receives a visit from a private investigator seeking answers surrounding her lover's death, she meets with his widow, Elizabeth Grey.

star 7.57
293 votes
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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

#37 - Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

90210 Season 4 - Episode 13

Naomi embarrasses herself in front of her boss Rachel in an attempt to get over her break-up with Austin. Dixon and Adrianna are booked to perform at a club, where they realize that working together might be a bad idea. Meanwhile, Silver takes her relationship with Greg to the next level and a party Annie throws ends up being a disaster because she is too distracted by Liam's new relationship.

star 7.54
550 votes
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#38 - Thriller

Grey's Anatomy Season 10 - Episode 7

It's Halloween and the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial are hit with a barrage of spooky patients, which affects their own plans and puts one doctor’s well-being in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Derek collaborates with Ben on a new surgical technique and Richard angers Bailey when he asks a second year resident to perform his next surgery.

star 7.52
2248 votes
It's All Fun and Games

#39 - It's All Fun and Games

90210 Season 5 - Episode 3

Silver has yet to schedule her insemination appointment, and worries that she’ll no longer be attractive after undergoing the preventive surgeries. Adrianna encourages Silver to treat herself to an irresponsible day of fun doing all the things that she won’t be able to do once she becomes a mother. Alec ignores Naomi’s gestures to make nice, so Naomi poses as a wealthy investor and lures him to her yacht for a phony business meeting. The two reach an agreement to get along, and Alec spontaneously kisses Naomi, which she rebuffs. Alec apologizes, but Naomi insists on telling Max, unaware that Alec had planted the kiss to blackmail her. Meanwhile, Annie thinks that Riley is too hard on Dixon, but Riley insists that Dixon needs to change his attitude in order to accelerate his recovery. Liam learns that his video game contract can’t be finalized without Vanessa’s approval, so Annie encourages him to speak with her attorney, Lindsey Beckwith. Liam worries when a detective shows up asking questions about Vanessa’s whereabouts.

star 7.51
419 votes
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Someone Worse Than Me

#40 - Someone Worse Than Me

Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 - Episode 3

Emma searches for the truth about Jess and finds that Pete worked at Saint Jerome House. Wary of his increasing control over her she panics and reaches out to a figure from her past. But a chilling memory of her with Theresa reveals new secrets. Mary crosses her own moral line in her obsession to bring Karen Miller to justice. And John finds who Karen loved most.

star 7.49
144 votes
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The End Is the Beginning Is the End

#41 - The End Is the Beginning Is the End

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 - Episode 11

Meredith, Derek, Cristina and Arizona receive big news regarding the plane crash lawsuit, Richard avoids Catherine's romantic advances and Jackson takes on one of Mark Sloane's old patients. Meanwhile, Derek begins recovery on his hand.

star 7.45
2637 votes
Hey, Good Looking

#42 - Hey, Good Looking

Rake (US) Season 1 - Episode 9

While trying to defend a new client (Kate Burton) accused of killing her husband, Keegan ends up becoming a suspect in the murder of Mayor Barzmann; Maddy is tired of being stalked by Bruce.

star 7.42
169 votes
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Blast from the Past

#43 - Blast from the Past

Instinct (2018) Season 1 - Episode 11

Dylan and Lizzie are unable to identify a motive or connection when several average people blow themselves up using suicide bombs. Julian, concerned that Dylan could be exposing himself to past enemies, enlists Lizzie to talk him out of hiring a publicist.

star 7.39
337 votes
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Day Two

#44 - Day Two

La Brea Season 1 - Episode 2

With Josh’s life on the line, Eve traverses the dangerous wilderness back to the clearing to save him. Desperate to kickstart a rescue mission, Gavin and Izzy work to prove there are survivors alive inside the sinkhole as government agents track their every move.

star 7.34
409 votes
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Thanks Ungiven

#45 - Thanks Ungiven

Life UneXpected Season 2 - Episode 10

When everyone ends up at Baze’s loft for Thanksgiving, it isn’t long before a few big secrets are exposed. Baze worries that his father, Jack, will discover he is dating his boss, Emma; Lux worries that her parents will find out she is spending time with Eric; Tasha worries that something very dark from her not-too-distant past will be discovered; and Cate worries that if she tells Ryan the truth it will further complicate their already complicated relationship.

star 7.30
463 votes
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Party Politics

#46 - Party Politics

90210 Season 4 - Episode 5

Silver is asked to make campaign videos for political candidate Marissa Harris-Young who is running against Teddy’s Uncle Charles for public office. Teddy runs into an old flame and Annie gets stuck with Leila during an important date. A surprise visitor threatens to tear Liam and Jane apart, while Naomi can't shake her growing feelings for Austin during a party to encourage students to vote.

star 7.27
432 votes
Path to Paradise

#47 - Path to Paradise

The Messengers (2015) Season 1 - Episode 3

On the hunt for the Horseman of War, Joshua, Erin and Peter make great strides for the group. Raul and Vera are more hesitant to believe and when they stray, there are unforeseen consequences. But when Vera discovers her gift, she finally starts to rethink her purpose.

star 7.21
977 votes
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#48 - Pilot

Mistresses (US) Season 1 - Episode 1

As Savannah and her husband are faced with fertility issues, Savannah finds herself attracted to a flirtatious colleague; recent widow April becomes convinced that her husband is actually still alive; Karen deals with the ramifications of an affair.

star 6.96
572 votes
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Fight or Flight

#49 - Fight or Flight

Blood & Oil (2015) Season 1 - Episode 7

After leaving Gary for dead, Wick and Billy form an unlikely alliance. Meanwhile, Hap becomes the target of Federal agents, who approach Wick to help them build the case against his father. Also, Billy and Emma make their own play to bring Hap down when they travel to Houston to present their proposal to Hap’s ex-wife, Annie. And Carla, dealing with her own suspicions of her husband, masterminds a plan to expose his secret affair that holds devastating consequences for Wick.

star 0.00
0 votes
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