The Best Episodes Directed by Christine Gernon

The Day Simon Officially Became a Very Good and Totally Employable Actor

#1 - The Day Simon Officially Became a Very Good and Totally Employable Actor

Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 1

It has been six months since the death of Grandpa, and Simon is living with Grandma. He has lost his presenting career and London flat, but is now set to act in a low-key BBC comedy. Tanya and Liz haven't spoken to each other since their father's funeral, and Grandma makes an underhanded attempt at bringing them back together. Meanwhile, for the sake of the reunion, man-of-the-house Simon needs to get rid of an interesting young visitor and an uncomfortably persistent Clive

star 10.00
3 votes
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The Day Simon Decided It Might Be a Nice Idea to Surprise His Mother with a Gift

#2 - The Day Simon Decided It Might Be a Nice Idea to Surprise His Mother with a Gift

Grandma's House Season 1 - Episode 2

Simon has brought his mum, Tanya, an extravagant gift which she refuses to accept. He's also trying to convince her that maybe she shouldn't marry Clive. Meanwhile, it's Liz's birthday but nobody seems to care. Grandad has news from the doctor about his cancer scare and Simon has decided he might write a play for the theatre. However, his family isn't impressed.

star 8.80
5 votes
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The Big Day

#3 - The Big Day

Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 6

The wedding day has finally arrived, but will they go through with it? Will Uncle Bryn finally admit to what happened on the fishing trip and will Nessa do what she knows she must?

star 8.16
94 votes
Gavin and Stacey

#4 - Gavin and Stacey

Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 1

After being phone buddies for months, Gavin and Stacey finally arrange a rendezvous in Leicester Square, with Stacey's best friend Nessa and Gav's pal Smithy coming along for support.

star 8.04
228 votes
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Engagement Party

#5 - Engagement Party

Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 3

After his initial angry reaction to Stacey's news, Uncle Bryn agrees to drive them all to Essex to meet the Shipmans. Pam has laid on a cracking spread and the party goes with a bang. But then Gavin and Stacey make an announcement that throws all the bonhomie out the window.

star 8.01
119 votes

#6 - C-A-- CAMP

Speechless Season 1 - Episode 23

As the family readies for their flight to JJ's camp, Maya gets a surprise at the airport. Ray sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself, while Jimmy and Dylan turn the trip to camp into a father/daughter bonding moment.

star 7.97
433 votes
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The Big Secret

#7 - The Big Secret

Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 4

The Shipmans drive down to Wales for the wedding fayre. After an eventful trip to church to hear the banns being read, Nessa confides in Stacey her big secret.

star 7.94
152 votes
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The Big 5-O

#8 - The Big 5-O

Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 11

When Kate attempts to break Pete's birthday curse and help him have a fun birthday, the curse proves to be more powerful than she anticipates. Meanwhile, Diane and Jackie shop together for Pete's birthday gift and the kids are at home with lobsters that refuse to be a main course.

star 7.85
215 votes
Small Opening

#9 - Small Opening

Absolutely Fabulous Season 4 - Episode 5

Saffy's first play, "Self Raising Flower," based on her life is opening at the local theatre and Eddie worries that it will portray her as a bad mother, which of course it does.

star 7.84
60 votes
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Speechless Season 1 - Episode 16

Maya feels threatened by the perceived perfection of one of the mom's at her annual Oscar party; Ray pretends to be someone he's not to impress a girl.

star 7.83
515 votes
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Angel Hair

#11 - Angel Hair

Jonathan Creek Season 4 - Episode 2

Jonathan is called in to investigate the mystery of a girl whose shoulder-length hair has miraculously grown back just 48 hours after a kidnapper cut it all off. He finds himself embroiled in the world of a successful composer who has created the perfect pop star.

star 7.83
64 votes
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#12 - N-O– NOMINEE

Speechless Season 2 - Episode 18

JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor,

star 7.82
214 votes
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Fish Farm

#13 - Fish Farm

Absolutely Fabulous Season 4 - Episode 2

After rocking on at a Marilyn Manson concert, Eddie finds an attractive young man in her garden. Patsy recognizes Jago, the landscape gardener hired by Saffy, as the brother of a well known aristocrat and Eddie turns on the charm to get her dream of a huge mansion with servants.

star 7.82
72 votes
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On the Run

#14 - On the Run

Gavin & Stacey Season 2 - Episode 2

Devastated by the news he's to become a father, Smithy goes AWOL. The boys finally track him down, but can he be persuaded to do the right thing? Stacey is shocked to hear of Gwen's new domestic arrangements as the prospect of living in Essex finally hits her.

star 7.78
143 votes
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#15 - T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB

Speechless Season 1 - Episode 15

J.J. argues with Kenneth about their time together; the family become members of a country club for a week.

star 7.76
525 votes
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The Tasty Boys

#16 - The Tasty Boys

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 3 - Episode 11

As Adam and Barry team up in a rap supergroup a la the Beastie Boys, Beverly presses Murray to let her remodel their kitchen.

star 7.76
733 votes
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Hen Night for Stacey

#17 - Hen Night for Stacey

Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 5

Stacey's brother Jason arrives home early, much to Uncle Bryn's horror. Stacey has her hen night and Gavin has two stag nights, the second of which reveals something about Stacey that could jeopardise the whole wedding.

star 7.75
124 votes
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#18 - N-E-NEW A-I-AIDE

Speechless Season 1 - Episode 2

Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ’s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly.

star 7.74
836 votes
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Speechless Season 1 - Episode 4

Exploring the city on their own, JJ and Kenneth realize strangers look at them as inspirational. The two push their luck, receiving free food and baseball game admissions. Kenneth lets this get to his head, goes overboard, and things fall apart. Meanwhile, as the family can’t do anything without having to worry about wheelchair accessibility, Dylan and Ray convince Maya to take them paintballing. But can she let herself have fun without JJ?

star 7.73
686 votes
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The Coonskin Cap

#20 - The Coonskin Cap

Jonathan Creek Season 4 - Episode 1

Jonathan and Carla, who is now a television presenter, are called in to discover how a WPC's murderer can escape a locked gymnasium surrounded by police officers. Is her murder really connected to those of a strangler wearing a 'Davey Crockett' cap...?

star 7.72
69 votes
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L-O-N-- LONDON (1)

#21 - L-O-N-- LONDON (1)

Speechless Season 3 - Episode 1

The DiMeos cross the pond so Maya can ask her estranged father, the challenging Martin, for a loan to save their house. Meanwhile, Jimmy puts on his “fun dad” hat to ensure JJ has a great trip, Ray digs deep to summon Californian vibes to endear himself to British girls, and Kenneth reveals a love for all things royal.

star 7.70
207 votes
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The Phone Call

#22 - The Phone Call

Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 2

After a huge misunderstanding on the phone, Stacey thinks Gavin has finished with her. He drives to Wales to explain and ends up taking her home with him. Having never been further than Bridgend before, Stacey's trip to Essex is an eye-opening experience that ends with the biggest surprise of all.

star 7.70
178 votes

#23 - P-I-PILOT

Speechless Season 1 - Episode 1

Maya DiMeo moves her family to a new, upscale school district when she finds the perfect situation for her eldest son, JJ, who has cerebral palsy. While JJ and daughter Dylan are thrilled with the move, middle son Ray is frustrated by the family's tendencies to constantly move, since he feels his needs are second to JJ Soon, Maya realizes it is not the right situation for JJ and attempts to uproot the family again. But JJ connects with Kenneth, the school's groundskeeper, and asks him to step in as a his caregiver, and Ray manages to convince Maya to give the school another chance.

star 7.70
1035 votes
The Tailor's Dummy

#24 - The Tailor's Dummy

Jonathan Creek Season 4 - Episode 3

Jonathan is hired to shed light on the mystery of how a man can physically transform himself into another person, in front of a witness's eyes. His investigations lead him into a tale of tragic suicide, Groucho Marx and a parrot named Harvey.

star 7.69
62 votes
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Here's This Guy

#25 - Here's This Guy

Selfie Season 1 - Episode 7

When Eliza discovers that a distracted Henry wants to drastically reduce their mentoring sessions, she resolves to put an end to Henry’s biggest distraction – his new lady friend, Julia.

star 7.69
300 votes

#26 - J-J’S D-R–DREAM

Speechless Season 2 - Episode 3

Ray gets in over his head when he makes up a fake charity to impress his girlfriend; Maya gives Jimmy tips on being the boss; and Dylan demands Kenneth get out of her space.

star 7.68
356 votes

#27 - W-E– WE’RE B-A– BACK!

Speechless Season 2 - Episode 1

While JJ was at summer camp, Maya decided it’s time the family no longer use JJ’s disability as an excuse to let their lives fall through the cracks. Maya, Jimmy and Dylan make dramatic changes, but a smug Ray decides he will spend the summer watching his family likely failing at their attempts. When JJ comes home, Kenneth finds a love note in JJ’s luggage from Alexa (guest star Rose Crisman), a girl he met at camp, who wants to give JJ his first kiss. The family chucks their self-improvement projects and hits the road to find Alexa.

star 7.66
425 votes


Speechless Season 2 - Episode 14

JJ struggles with not being treated like an adult on his 18th birthday. He storms out of his own party but soon learns a valuable lesson from Kenneth. Meanwhile, an exchange student moves in with Taylor, so Ray tries to make Taylor jealous with some of his father's old moves but the plan backfires. And Dylan is recruited to be on the school's wrestling team.

star 7.58
211 votes
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#29 - All-Nighter

Superstore Season 1 - Episode 9

The employees have to spend the night in the store while they wait for a delivery and bond as they pass the time.

star 7.58
1300 votes
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#30 - Wig

New Girl Season 5 - Episode 7

When Nick's attraction to Reagan starts affecting Schmidt and Cece's relationship, they enact a plan to demystify her, in hopes of helping Nick get over her. Meanwhile, Winston teaches Reagan the art of the breakup.

star 7.57
1717 votes
Jacked o' Lantern

#31 - Jacked o' Lantern

Black-ish Season 2 - Episode 6

Ever since he was a kid, Dre has loved Halloween. Now that he lives in one of those “good candy neighborhoods,” kids come from all over the city to trick-or-treat, including Dre’s own nieces and nephews. The cousins are known for roughhousing and The Johnson kids aren’t happy when they come around, but Dre feels his kids could use some toughening. Meanwhile, Dre gets a surprise visit from his own cousin, June Bug, who used to torment Dre as a kid.

star 7.54
500 votes
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Doing It Right

#32 - Doing It Right

Fresh Off the Boat Season 2 - Episode 17

After Jessica clashes with another mother, she is concerned that she is the cause of Evan being uninvited to a birthday party.

star 7.51
715 votes
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Speechless Season 3 - Episode 6

When the DiMeos land in the hospital on Thanksgiving, Maya’s determination to save the holiday leads to an uneasy truce with her rival, Melanie Hertzal; and Jimmy gets jealous when Kenneth bonds with his brother, Billy. Meanwhile, wounds from an old breakup are re-opened, but Ray finds brand-new love in an unlikely place

star 7.50
173 votes
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Speechless Season 2 - Episode 5

The DiMeo kids mistakenly eat old Halloween candy that causes feverish dreams of horror and wish fulfillment, and Kenneth agonizes over which era of Michael Jackson to dress as for Halloween.

star 7.48
310 votes
L-O-N-- LONDON (2)

#35 - L-O-N-- LONDON (2)

Speechless Season 3 - Episode 2

Maya must choose between asking her father for money to save their house and a lasting relationship with him. Ray strives to bond with his new British family, only to discover Dylan’s the one with a surprising connection. Meanwhile, JJ shows Kenneth a good time off-the-clock, and Jimmy inadvertently finds love.

star 7.47
202 votes
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The Apartment

#36 - The Apartment

New Girl Season 5 - Episode 11

It’s time for Cece to move into the loft. While Jess is helping her friend move out of her beloved apartment, she has to finish the school’s budget by morning, which the new principal has neglected to tell her. Meanwhile, Winston gets a new partner to avoid having to work side-by-side with Aly.

star 7.43
1672 votes
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Walk of Shame

#37 - Walk of Shame

New Girl Season 4 - Episode 18

After a night of partying at Bearclaw's, Jess and Cece make their way back to the loft and run into a familiar face. Meanwhile, Coach worries about bringing Nick and Winston around his sophisticated new girlfriend, May.

star 7.42
1151 votes

#38 - Genesis

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 18

Post-therapy, Dean finds that he has lost the ability to grind. To get it back, he decides to crack the case of the office being ransacked. Meanwhile, in flashback, we see a younger, struggling Dean Sanderson as he must decide whether to embrace a simple life, or pursue his destiny and become the Grinder he was always meant to be.

star 7.41
235 votes
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#39 - R-O-- ROLL M-O-- MODEL

Speechless Season 3 - Episode 10

JJ challenges Maya’s mentoring tactics when she takes a father and his young son with special needs under her wing. Dylan and Ray attend a teen support group for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s gorgeous new TV sets him on a journey for self-betterment.

star 7.36
154 votes
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#40 - Deadbeat

Grandfathered Season 1 - Episode 4

After Jimmy misses Edie's second birthday party, he decides to throw her a big bash at his restaurant to make it up to the family. When Sara's brother shows up, he brings the party to a screeching halt by confronting Jimmy about leaving Sara to raise Gerald on her own.

star 7.32
268 votes
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Buckingham Malice

#41 - Buckingham Malice

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 7

Stewart convinces Dean he can’t keep using his celebrity if he really wants to be a “regular guy.” But when the brothers find themselves in serious trouble, Dean’s fame might be the only way to bail them out. Meanwhile, Debbie gets an assistant, and ends up being more of an assistant to her.

star 7.31
327 votes
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The Day Simon Finally Found The Strength To Accept That His Mother Was Getting Married

#42 - The Day Simon Finally Found The Strength To Accept That His Mother Was Getting Married

Grandma's House Season 1 - Episode 6

When Grandpa is taken ill, it's unsure whether Tanya and Clive will be able to get married today. Grandma takes on the responsibility of trying to resolve the situation, but is she right to advise Tanya to get married? Meanwhile, Liz has a favour to ask of Simon which might help Adam sort out his schooling problems.

star 7.00
1 votes
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