The BEST episodes directed by Clark Johnson

Family Meeting
star
8.73
1254 votes

#1 - Family Meeting

The Shield - Season 7 - Episode 13

Officers in the Barn investigate a woman's disappearance and the arrival of a large drug shipment; lives change forever.

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-30-
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8.64
2737 votes

#2 - -30-

The Wire - Season 5 - Episode 10

McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.

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Betrayal
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8.60
87 votes

#3 - Betrayal

Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 5 - Episode 12

Frank and Tim investigate the death of a young girl whose abused body was found by the side of the interstate. Brodie goes to an interview with a new potential roommate. Kellerman finally gets his day in court, where he is supposed to take the 5th amendment. Frank and Tim disagree with their pursuit of the investigation. Frank tries a different approach with the mother and she tells him the story-- only they won't be able to get a murder one conviction. Julianna comes down to the courthouse to offer Mike some moral support. He sees Connelly come out of the courtroom and thinks things are going bad, so he prepares to give it all up. However, his appearance before the grand jury doesn't go quite as he expected. Brodie walks out of the building with his new roommate. The detectives try to celebrate Kellerman's freedom, though he has different thoughts about the situation. Tim tries to come to grips with the child abuse he experienced in his past and also tells Frank he doesn't want to be

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Pilot
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8.46
474 votes

#4 - Pilot

Lights Out - Season 1 - Episode 1

Former heavyweight boxing champion Patrick "Lights" Leary struggles to find his identity after retiring from the sport. He also wonders how he is going to support his medical resident wife Theresa, and their three daughters. The series premiere begins five years after Leary's retirement following a controversial split-decision loss to Richard "Death Row" Reynolds. The Learys' once charmed life is on shaky ground; the IRS is determined to take away their mansion, and Patrick's brother/manager Johnny wants him to make a comeback, despite him showing signs of pugilistic dementia.

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In the Saddle
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8.43
155 votes

#5 - In the Saddle

Alpha House - Season 1 - Episode 11

When another senator dies unexpectedly, Gil John is asked to organize the funeral arrangements. Louis wins the Nevada primary but Robert has to face off in a Pennsylvania debate to cool the competition.

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Map of the Heart
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8.22
169 votes

#6 - Map of the Heart

Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 4 - Episode 19

A prominent attorney is murdered and the murderer presents himself to Pembleton and Bayliss with a videotape that implicates him. Brodie works on increasing his self-image. Kellerman is determined to find out who's the ""lunch bandit."" The NSA steps in on Pembleton's murder investigation and provides him with a guilty party, even though they know he didn't do it. Bayliss' disgust with the interference doesn't sit well with Gaffney who wants to charge him with insubordination.

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Full Court Press
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8.17
114 votes

#7 - Full Court Press

Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 6 - Episode 18

Munch and Gharty probe the death of a high-school athlete who appeared to have everything going for him. Pembleton and Bayliss have only one lead to a potential suspect, a pager number; however, Bayliss has a plan that should lead to the apprehension of their suspect. Kellerman and Ballard get a case with a drug dealer that Kellerman is less than enthusiastic to work. The victim is one of Georgia Rae Mahoney's lieutenants and there are four other unsolved murders in the last two weeks where the victims were members of the Mahoney organization. Pembleton and Bayliss apprehend the wrong suspect, but the fact the suspect was trafficking 200 Kg of narcotics gets them a commendation. Meanwhile, using the information provided to him by Falsone, Lewis has had members of the Mahoney organization under surveillance. Is Lewis involved in these murders? Kellerman receives some good news for a change; passing a tape of his conversation with Judge Gibbons onto the FBI won't be necessary. The FBI is

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Valentine's Day
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8.17
114 votes

#8 - Valentine's Day

Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 5 - Episode 16

Brodie suggests that a classmate of his named Schack should be a suspect in the death of the student that Munch believes committed suicide. Frank and Mary meet with their marriage counselor and they begin to air some issues. Bayliss and Kellerman try to link together two deadly bombings. Schack attacks Brodie, but he can't prove it. He does offer a way to get Schack to admit to the murder. Frank tells Mary that he will agree to getting Olivia baptized. Mike connects the two bombings; the victims were both connected through the death of the Korean grocer who was murdered by a man who worked for Luther Mahoney. They suspect that there may be more bombs, including one at the courthouse where Meldrick and Julianna are waiting to meet with Judge Aandahl and Danvers, both of who were associated with the Korean grocer case. Frank arrives late to the baptism; Mary takes this as a sign and tells him she is leaving him for a while.

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Krieg Nicht Lieb
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8.08
4477 votes

#9 - Krieg Nicht Lieb

Homeland - Season 4 - Episode 11

Carrie puts her life on the line to get her team out of Pakistan.

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The Twenty Percent Solution
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8.06
113 votes

#10 - The Twenty Percent Solution

Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 7 - Episode 4

A woman brings to the homicide unit her mystery-writer husband's videotaped declaration that his literary agent is responsible for his murder. Ballard and Gharty catch the case -- only there is no body or crime scene. Meanwhile, Munch and Bayliss investigate the death of an elderly woman that occurred during a break-in -- was it a homicide? Munch would rather leave for his weekend rendezvous with Billie Lou. Ballard and Gharty's investigation becomes a red-ball as they find evidence in the writer's office that a crime was committed. A break leads to the arrest of the literary agent and his accomplice, although Danvers can't guarantee a conviction. Falsone asks Ballard if she would like to go out Saturday night; just then the jury comes back. And a sharp-eyed juror insures that justice is done.

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The Devil is Us
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8.01
942 votes

#11 - The Devil is Us

Mayor of Kingstown - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kyle and Kingstown PD try to make sense of the crime scene. Mike takes matters into his own hands. Sam makes a costly mistake.

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The Vest
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8.01
10882 votes

#12 - The Vest

Homeland - Season 1 - Episode 11

In the wake of the explosion, Saul finds Carrie hospitalized and manic, but realizes her chaotic theories have merit; before his congressional campaign begins, Brody takes his family on a weekend trip to Gettysburg, where he retrieves an important item.

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Nebraska
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8.01
12383 votes

#13 - Nebraska

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 8

Rick and the others try to restore order in the aftermath of a terrible discovery. Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears, Rick and Glenn must follow him into town.

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Javelin
star
8.01
161 votes

#14 - Javelin

Kings - Season 1 - Episode 11

When David is arrested for treason, Silas hands the trial to Jack to deal with.

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In Transition
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8.00
4 votes

#15 - In Transition

Soul Food - Season 2 - Episode 19

Teri takes control of her personal life, but her professional life is in shambles. Reggie orders up a stripper to help Ahmad get over his break up with Keisha. Kenny's employees demand wage increases. Damon struggles to separate business from his distaste for his new client.

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Nature or Nurture?
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7.99
203 votes

#16 - Nature or Nurture?

Third Watch - Season 1 - Episode 16

Dealing with the aftermath of gang warfare, Doc and Carlos disagree over reaching out to prevent an eleven year old boy from following his brother into a gang; Bosco's decision to turn the tables on two men who try to rob him when he's off-duty could cost him his badge when the two men turn up at the precinct to report the crime; as he continues his losing streak, Jimmy gets deeper and deeper into his bookie, which puts Joey in danger; Kim begins to worry about how much time she spends with Joey after he gets into trouble at school.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes
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7.95
64 votes

#17 - Something Wicked This Way Comes

Still Star-Crossed - Season 1 - Episode 7

When Rosaline returns to Verona and tries to prove Benvolio’s innocence, Paris decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Lady Capulet’s relationship with Paris comes to a head, and a shocking discovery about Lord Montague’s past is revealed.

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I Smell Emmy
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7.94
967 votes

#18 - I Smell Emmy

Breakout Kings - Season 2 - Episode 6

A female prison volunteer is attacked by a rough female inmate. On the way to the court hearing that is a result of that attack, the inmate takes ill at a very precise time. The transport is forced to turn into a rest stop, where the inmate escapes. When the inmate shows up at the home of the volunteer and stabs her husband it appears tragic, until it's learned the volunteer and inmate had been working together. The Breakout Kings are in hot pursuit of this "Thelma and Louise-like" duo as they make a run for it.

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Double Down
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7.94
985 votes

#19 - Double Down

Breakout Kings - Season 2 - Episode 3

Travis Muncey, actor and stool pigeon, escapes from prison. The Breakout Kings quickly find and snatch him back, only to discover that Travis is the key to capturing an even bigger fish. Things get serious when one of the team is kidnapped, and no holds are barred to make the team whole again.

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One by One, Into the Dark
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7.94
372 votes

#20 - One by One, Into the Dark

The Get Down - Season 1 - Episode 9

Confronted by ultimatums, Zeke and Mylene each must make a tough choice. Annie Pitches a deal to skeptical a Shao and a resentful Cadillac.

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You Know My Steez
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7.93
3937 votes

#21 - You Know My Steez

Marvel's Luke Cage - Season 1 - Episode 13

With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.

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Lori Gilbert
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7.92
433 votes

#22 - Lori Gilbert

King (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Detective Jess King must find a missing girl and prove to Chief Graci that she can handle her new job as head of the Major Crimes Task Force.

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Pilot
star
7.90
2233 votes

#23 - Pilot

The Shield - Season 1 - Episode 1

While the Strike Team ramps up their control of the streets, David tried to crack corruption in the Barn by recruiting Terry to help him take down Vic, only to result in Terry's death. Meanwhile, Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg only to discover her missing daughter has been sold off by her addict father to a child molester.

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Pax Bostonia
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7.88
315 votes

#24 - Pax Bostonia

City on a Hill - Season 2 - Episode 8

Decourcy pursues justice in and out of the courtroom. Despite his maneuvering, Jackie discovers he can't escape his past, and Jenny finally confront hers. Cathy says goodbye to the root of her struggles. Siobhan has sights on a new dream.

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The World Is Yours
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7.87
772 votes

#25 - The World Is Yours

Snowfall (2017) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Franklin attempts to reinforce that business comes first when an employee steps out of line. Teddy and Matt run into some unexpected company when trying to get their business back on track. Lucia and Gustavo make an offer.

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T-Bone
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7.87
337 votes

#26 - T-Bone

King (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 2

Homicide is trying to convict two major drug traffickers, the Barrata Brothers, of murder. But when the Drug Squad nails a wise guy named DeMarco for possession, they unwittingly take Homicide's only lead off the streets. Graci hands the mess to Jess, ordering her to solve the murders and bring peace to the cop shop. At the Don Jail, Jess identifies DeMarco's unlikely confidante, a biker named T-Bone, and promises him a break on his own assault sentence if he agrees to act as an undercover agent for the police. Jess puts her trust in her volatile informant, but when T-Bone goes AWOL, he jeopardizes the case and Jess’ reputation.

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Flares
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7.85
304 votes

#27 - Flares

Mad Dogs (US) - Season 1 - Episode 4

After a failed trip to the US Embassy, the Mad Dogs hunker down in the villa overnight. Surrounded by enemies outside the perimeter wall and deprived of food and water, the guys are forced to confront the dark secrets of each others' pasts and place a value on the worth of their own lives.

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The Yoga Play
star
7.81
7456 votes

#28 - The Yoga Play

Homeland - Season 3 - Episode 5

Carrie puts her mission on the line to do a risky favor. Saul is forced to rub elbows with his adversary, Senator Lockhart, on a hunting trip. Still on the run, Dana makes a shocking discovery.

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Apophasis
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7.80
302 votes

#29 - Apophasis

City on a Hill - Season 2 - Episode 7

Assuming the involvement of the Campbell brothers at the Copeland territory shootout, Jackie confronts Grace, who can no longer sidestep her sons’ criminal activity. Resenting the outcome of a negotiation that he could not take part in, Decourcy finds comfort in the strength of Siobhan, who keeps her head even after tragedy strikes. Jenny insists on helping Maeve, whether or not that means defying Jackie.

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Along Came a Spider
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7.79
937 votes

#30 - Along Came a Spider

Mayor of Kingstown - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mike pays Milo a visit, looking for answers. Tensions at the men's prison reach a boiling point. Mike makes a disturbing discovery.

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Six Meetings Before Lunch
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7.78
886 votes

#31 - Six Meetings Before Lunch

The West Wing - Season 1 - Episode 18

Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate; Mandy needs Toby's help to replace a dead panda bear; Sam angers Mallory when she reads a position paper that he wrote supporting school vouchers; Josh meets with Jeff Breckenridge, who is irritating certain Congressmen with his stance on slavery reparations.

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High on the Looming Gallows Tree
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7.78
528 votes

#32 - High on the Looming Gallows Tree

City on a Hill - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jackie celebrates a win in front of the cameras but, behind closed doors, he reaches a new low. A shining moment from Decourcy promises a potential future in politics, but any pride Siobhan feels for her husband is squandered by an unexpected betrayal. The Grand Jury reconvenes, and this time Sheik doesn’t get off easily. Thanks to Signa’s detective work, the Ryan family is now under the watchful eye of the Suffolk DA.

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Day 457
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7.76
1079 votes

#33 - Day 457

The Good Fight - Season 2 - Episode 8

Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart represent an African-American undercover cop, Rashid Clarkson, who was left crippled after being shot by another Chicago police officer in the line of duty. The case’s opposing counsel is legend Solomon Waltzer, whose tactics have the firm questioning the legitimacy of his evidence. Diane finds herself at a crossroads with both Kurt and Tully.

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Dog and Pony
star
7.76
725 votes

#34 - Dog and Pony

Terriers - Season 1 - Episode 2

Desperate for quick cash, Hank and Britt set out to capture escaped convict Mongo for a big reward.

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Part Six
star
7.75
1349 votes

#35 - Part Six

Your Honor (US) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Adam spends the day with a dangerous new love interest, while Michael searches for his blackmailer. Lee ramps up her involvement in Kofi’s case.

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The Arrest
star
7.74
378 votes

#36 - The Arrest

Love & Death - Season 1 - Episode 5

After detectives intensify their questioning, Candy retains Don Crowder as her attorney. Later, Allan admits his affair to Betty’s relatives, and Pat becomes frustrated over being kept in the dark about the case.

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Blind Spot
star
7.73
10848 votes

#37 - Blind Spot

Homeland - Season 1 - Episode 5

Brody confronts the lone survivor among the insurgents that held him, leading Carrie to believe she may be proved right about Brody once and for all - but Brody's reunion with his captor surprises everyone; the agency is hot on the trail of the lovers who bought a house near the airport with funds from a stolen necklace.

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C.O.D.
star
7.73
4853 votes

#38 - C.O.D.

Person of Interest - Season 2 - Episode 9

When the machine names a New York cabdriver as a person of interest, any of his passengers could be a part of the impending crime.

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Confession
star
7.72
2186 votes

#39 - Confession

SIX - Season 1 - Episode 6

SEAL Team Six makes a bold decision that could lead to Rip’s rescue but could also have grave consequences.

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The Pager
star
7.71
4236 votes

#40 - The Pager

The Wire - Season 1 - Episode 5

McNulty's detail finally gets "clone" pagers to track Barksdale and his gang.

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X.
star
7.71
2920 votes

#41 - X.

Black Sails - Season 2 - Episode 2

Flint gives Dufresne some advice. Silver must make himself indispensable. Eleanor is asked to depose a captain. Rackham gets ambitious.

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Planets Aligned
star
7.69
739 votes

#42 - Planets Aligned

Flashpoint - Season 1 - Episode 9

The SRU attempts to rescue a kidnapped girl who is being held at a booby-trapped house, but while on the job they learn that one of the abductors is a teen who went missing several years earlier.

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Al-Fatiha
star
7.69
282 votes

#43 - Al-Fatiha

Sleeper Cell - Season 1 - Episode 1

A federal agent goes undercover in Los Angeles to try and infiltrate a group of Islamic terrorists. Darwyn al-hakim finds an Islamic extremist guy named Farik. Farik asks him the join Sleeper Cell's plan to attack Los Angeles.

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The Big Top
star
7.69
364 votes

#44 - The Big Top

Love & Death - Season 1 - Episode 6

1980. As the trial gets underway, Allan’s testimony about Betty’s state of mind rankles her father, while Candy gets a visit from an incensed Pastor Jackie.

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It's Alright Mama
star
7.68
615 votes

#45 - It's Alright Mama

Memphis Beat - Season 1 - Episode 1

Memphis detective Dwight Hendricks, a Southern charmer with a passion for his city and blues music. In the series opener, Dwight investigates the abuse of an elderly female disc jockey, but his loose crime-fighting manner irritates his disciplined boss.

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Part Five
star
7.68
1390 votes

#46 - Part Five

Your Honor (US) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Michael attempts to return to business as usual until he discovers that someone is blackmailing him. Jimmy Baxter and Gina Baxter remain committed to avenging their son’s death.

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Double Trouble
star
7.68
1081 votes

#47 - Double Trouble

Orange Is the New Black - Season 6 - Episode 12

Carol and Barb prepare for war. Linda auditions inmates for a prison PR video. Alex makes a deal with Badison to keep Piper out of trouble.

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U Is for U.F.O.
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7.65
729 votes

#48 - U Is for U.F.O.

Evil - Season 2 - Episode 9

Bishop Marx tasks the team to investigate a UFO sighting, spotted by an air force pilot.

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A Clockwork Swiss
star
7.64
1920 votes

#49 - A Clockwork Swiss

Taken (2017) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Christina orders the retrieval of sensitive documents in Zurich needed to prevent economic and political disaster. But the mission to break into a bank vault turns into a three-way battle, and a race to escape safely. Meanwhile, Asha's trust in Elena proves to be misplaced and leaves Bryan vulnerable.

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Part Four
star
7.64
1412 votes

#50 - Part Four

Your Honor (US) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Complicit in multiple lies and agonized by guilt, Adam moves from one dangerous liaison to another as tensions escalate. Elizabeth steps in to protect her grandson. Family dinner at the Desiatos is plagued by secrets and lies.

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