The BEST episodes directed by Daniel Sackheim

Mirror Image (2)
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9.20
62 votes

#1 - Mirror Image (2)

Miami Vice - Season 4 - Episode 22

A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.

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Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure
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8.69
78 votes

#2 - Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure

NYPD Blue - Season 4 - Episode 7

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the sexual assault of schoolgirl. Gina comes downstairs and Geri goes upstairs. A strange man that Andy had committed to Bellevue four years ago appears in the squad room and makes a minor scene. Diane watches Jimmy turn violent for a minor mishap that occurred while rollerblading. Jimmy sees that Greg has recognized Diane on the street; she plays it off and may have been successful. The strange man returns and Andy thinks that he might be trying to communicate something about his mother. The schoolgirl commits suicide in front of Andy, Bobby, her mother and numerous witnesses. Diane talks with her former and now temporary boss about undercover work, Bobby and things in general. Andy takes the strange man to his building and finds his mother in a dumpster, dead from a heart attack. Despite the fact that no legal recourse can be taken against them, Sylvia reads the schoolboys the riot act. The man that Jimmy beat up comes to the squad to file a complaint.

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Come Back Soon
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8.44
9 votes

#3 - Come Back Soon

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 24

Although Amy tries to make the best of it, she and Lauren are still miserable in their small apartment; unable to avoid running into Jared and his date at the diner while looking and feeling her worst, Maxine gives him the cold shoulder, but Jared remains undeterred in his affection for her and finally gets her to accept an engagement ring; Michael sues for full legal custody of Lauren; just as Amy is prepared to ask her mother if she can move back in, she discovers that Maxine has puts her house up for sale; Bruce pleads no contest on his assault charge and receives a suspended sentence; Amy hears a case of a woman who locked her children in the trunk of her car because she had no one to care for them while she was at work; Maxine ends her medical leave after her dentist asks her to investigate the possible abuse of a teenaged patient; Bruce is fired and the dreaded Ian Jankowski is promoted to C.S.O. and assigned to Amy's courtroom.

Fill It Up
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8.35
1079 votes

#4 - Fill It Up

Life (2007) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Crews and Reese investigate a murder in which it looks like the wife shot her husband, but no murder weapon was found, what they do find is illegal drugs. Crews asks Reese and Stark to cover for him during the search because he has to take care of something. Crews is in for a shock as he tries to track the man he thinks actually committed the murders he was in jail for.

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Book of the Stranger
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8.33
20640 votes

#5 - Book of the Stranger

Game of Thrones - Season 6 - Episode 4

Tyrion strikes a deal. Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task. Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.

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Chicanery
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8.29
7425 votes

#6 - Chicanery

Better Call Saul - Season 3 - Episode 5

Kim and Jimmy face off with an adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his future. Jimmy loses an ally and gains another.

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Three
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8.27
52 votes

#7 - Three

Night Stalker - Season 1 - Episode 3

After a co-ed dies in a bizarre accident relating to her deepest fear, Kolchak investigates a strange college society that performs rituals in a mysterious old house.

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G'Day Melbourne
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8.25
3045 votes

#8 - G'Day Melbourne

The Leftovers - Season 3 - Episode 4

Kevin and Nora travel to Australia, where she continues to track down the masterminds of an elaborate con, while he catches a glimpse of an unexpected face from the past, forcing him to confront the traumatic events of three years earlier.

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Inshallah
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8.16
2712 votes

#9 - Inshallah

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jack and Greer fear Suleiman's next attack could be on U.S. soil. They must figure out how to stop him or risk enormous costs.

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Dead and Gone
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8.10
91 votes

#10 - Dead and Gone

NYPD Blue - Season 2 - Episode 4

A baby in a car is the innocent victim of an apparent drive-by shooting. Lois contacts Andy because a cop she was entertaining died in a compromising position. Andy moves the body to a less conspicuous location. Lesniak's ex-lover keeps harassing her. Kelly's future with the police department is decided as IAB comes to the precinct to reinvestigate some of his old cases. Haverill has Kelly transferred to borough dispatch duty. Kelly's reaction is to quit.

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The Garveys at Their Best
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8.07
3393 votes

#11 - The Garveys at Their Best

The Leftovers - Season 1 - Episode 9

Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives some not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora has a job interview; Kevin Senior receives an honor.

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Oathbreaker
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8.04
20319 votes

#12 - Oathbreaker

Game of Thrones - Season 6 - Episode 3

Daenerys meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow. Arya trains to be No One. Varys finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.

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Echo
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8.03
2776 votes

#13 - Echo

The Americans (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 13

No one is safe as Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete the mission. Stan holds Nina's future in his hands.

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Scavenger
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7.98
296 votes

#14 - Scavenger

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 6 - Episode 4

The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list.

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God Has Spoken
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7.96
1766 votes

#15 - God Has Spoken

Chicago Fire - Season 1 - Episode 11

Eaten up by his guilt over Flaco’s death in the fire, Cruz goes to Casey to confess. While Shay recovers from a head injury sustained in the ambulance crash, Severide asks Dawson for her help in dealing with his own injury. Casey is caught in the middle of a family conflict between his mother and sister. Elsewhere, Herrmann finds a business deal hard to stomach.

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March 8, 1983
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7.93
2427 votes

#16 - March 8, 1983

The Americans (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 13

Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory. After an emotionally charged mission, Philip turns to an unlikely source for solace. Stan’s plan to save Nina culminates in unforeseen ways.

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The Final Country
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7.92
2292 votes

#17 - The Final Country

True Detective - Season 3 - Episode 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell’s best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man.

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Natural Order
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7.90
946 votes

#18 - Natural Order

Longmire - Season 2 - Episode 11

When a game warden is killed alongside an elk that was poached, Walt discovers a connection to a rare expensive supplement. Walt completes his sacrifice, and Branch closes in on the truth about Cady's accident.

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Hunters in the Dark
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7.88
2328 votes

#19 - Hunters in the Dark

True Detective - Season 3 - Episode 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten over the years. Among those being reevaluated is Tom Purcell, as well as Lucy Purcell’s cousin, Dan O’Brien. The glitter of Amelia’s book release is tarnished by a voice from the past.

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Tear Asunder
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7.87
1383 votes

#20 - Tear Asunder

Life (2007) - Season 1 - Episode 2

When a new bride is murdered her husband is the prime suspect. Crews has his doubts and becomes determined to help, not wanting to send an innocent man to prison. Crews goes back to the crime scene that put him in prison and discovers something.

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Now Am Found
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7.85
2350 votes

#21 - Now Am Found

True Detective - Season 3 - Episode 8

Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed.

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Voodoo Undo
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7.85
1261 votes

#22 - Voodoo Undo

The Finder - Season 1 - Episode 12

Xavier Obispo, a mob boss in Miami, asks Walter to find a voodoo doll he is convinced was created to be used against him. Willa and Walter visit a witch who is annoyed by the fact that Walter does not take her art seriously, but decides to help them find the person that could have created the doll.

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Legend
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7.84
248 votes

#23 - Legend

The Son - Season 2 - Episode 10

In 1852, Young Eli is forced into a life-changing decision; in 1916, Eli wages a final war with Standard Oil, forcing a confrontation with Pete.

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French Connection
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7.83
3225 votes

#24 - French Connection

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan - Season 1 - Episode 2

Jack and Greer decode a fresh piece of intel that takes them to Paris and one step closer to the elusive Suleiman. Hanin's husband returns home with a renewed fervor for his secretive mission, leaving her unsure of their family's future.

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The Wolf
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7.82
2860 votes

#25 - The Wolf

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan - Season 1 - Episode 4

As Jack and Cathy grow closer, Jack's double-life is put to the test. A show of force from Suleiman adds to his ranks and brings him one step closer to his next attack.

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Funhouse
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7.81
3090 votes

#26 - Funhouse

Lie to Me - Season 3 - Episode 9

Discerning what bedevils a mental patient leads Lightman to confront his own personal demons.

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Words and Deeds
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7.78
2663 votes

#27 - Words and Deeds

House - Season 3 - Episode 11

House splits his time between treating a firefighter for uncontrollable shivering, giving Tritter a piece of his mind, and handling his trial for forging prescriptions.

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Cane & Able
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7.76
2763 votes

#28 - Cane & Able

House - Season 3 - Episode 2

House and the team treat a young boy who claims there is a tracking device in his neck and believes he has been the subject of alien experimentation. Cameron is outraged when she learns Cuddy and Wilson have been lying to House about the diagnosis on his last case.

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The Road to Hell
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7.76
960 votes

#29 - The Road to Hell

Longmire - Season 2 - Episode 4

A cattle heist sends the team on an urgent search for the missing livestock and driver as well as the thieves. Walt is concerned by Vic's fearful behavior when she receives a mysterious bouquet of flowers.

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Cursed
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7.76
2752 votes

#30 - Cursed

House - Season 1 - Episode 13

A 12-year-old boy believes he's cursed after a Ouija board tells him he's going to die, and his father makes increasing demands on House as they try to diagnose the boy's pneumonia-like symptoms and incongruous rash. Meanwhile, Chase's estranged father, a renowned doctor from Australia, visits and House invites him to sit in, much to Chase's discomfort. When House diagnoses the boy's illness, the young patient is forced to face the idea that his father may not be everything he believes.

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Find Your Happy Place
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7.75
1062 votes

#31 - Find Your Happy Place

Life (2007) - Season 2 - Episode 1

In the season two premiere, detectives Charlie Crews and Dani Reese are on the hunt for a serial killer when three numbered trunks containing suffocated bodies are found scattered across Los Angeles. With their new boss New York transfer Captain Kevin Tidwell pressuring them to get answers, Crews and Reese race to find a connection between the murders before the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, Ted and Crews attempt to track down the daughter, the lone survivor, of the family Crews was wrongly convicted of killing.

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The Finder
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7.75
3983 votes

#32 - The Finder

Bones - Season 6 - Episode 19

The remains of a maritime museum security guard are found in the Florida Everglades after an attempt to steal an obsolete 17th century nautical chart fragment used to find treasures. In order to solve the crime, Booth seeks out Walter Sherman, a former Iraqi soldier with an uncanny gift to unearth anyone and anything. With Sherman's help, as well as that of his colleague, Ike Latulippe, and his legal advisor, Leo Knox, the team is led to tattoo artist who points them in the direction of a tough young woman. But when the woman is found murdered with remnants of the map lodged in her remains, the team discovers centuries of history linked to the map and the suspect behind the crimes. Meanwhile, Brennan puts Sherman's remarkable skill to the test, and Booth harbors cold feelings toward his former military comrade.

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Trust Me
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7.74
3702 votes

#33 - Trust Me

The Americans (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 6

A mole hunt within the KGB causes suspicion amongst allies and shatters trust within the Jennings' marriage. Meanwhile, Stan's plan to keep his mole safe puts her at even greater risk of discovery.

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ER Confidential
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7.74
396 votes

#34 - ER Confidential

ER - Season 1 - Episode 9

Lewis is caught in the middle as both Cvetic and Chloe have problems. Carter tries to help a suicidal transsexual. The ER tries to save two boys who killed a girl in a car accident. Benton invites Carter to Thanksgiving with his family. Hathaway confesses her feelings about Ross to Tag after Ross begins a new affair.

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Something Beautiful
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7.73
3388 votes

#35 - Something Beautiful

Better Call Saul - Season 4 - Episode 3

Jimmy puts a risky plan into motion; as alliances shift, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs; Kim contemplates her future.

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Travelers
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7.72
3217 votes

#36 - Travelers

The Man in the High Castle - Season 2 - Episode 3

Fighting to acclimatize to the strange new world of Nazi New York, Juliana seeks out the one person she thinks she can trust: Joe Blake. Angry and defiant after Juliana's departure, Frank is drawn to the Resistance movement and its charismatic leader. Joe confronts his own identity when he finally meets his father.

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The Host
star
7.72
1974 votes

#37 - The Host

The X-Files - Season 2 - Episode 2

A.D. Skinner sends Mulder to investigate a body which washed into the New Jersey sewer from the ocean. Mulder believes that the basic blue-collar assignment is punishment, but by Skinner's own admission, what he discovers is a true X-File.

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Black and White
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7.72
3586 votes

#38 - Black and White

Lie to Me - Season 2 - Episode 22

Lightman tries to uncover the truth behind the murder of a crusading reporter.

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Ghost of a Flea
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7.72
569 votes

#39 - Ghost of a Flea

The Bridge (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 2

A bizarre killing attracts attention on both sides of the border. Frye & Adriana find more than they bargained for with their first lead. Eleanor enlists the help of a young boy.

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Black Friday
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7.72
2903 votes

#40 - Black Friday

Lie to Me - Season 2 - Episode 7

A troubled teenager believes he was abducted as a baby and turns to the Lightman Group to help him uncover the secrets of his past. Meanwhile, Loker investigates the origin of a deadly stampede that occurred at a megastore the day after Thanksgiving.

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Holy Ghost
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7.71
1371 votes

#41 - Holy Ghost

Lovecraft Country - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hoping to mend her relationship with her sister Ruby, Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago’s North Side into a boarding house – an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house. Meanwhile, Atticus remains burdened by a guilty conscience as George’s wife Hippolyta presses him for the full story of what happened in Ardham.

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Life Lessons
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7.71
218 votes

#42 - Life Lessons

Earth 2 - Season 1 - Episode 4

Gaal seeks True's friendship but reveals himself as an enemy. Gaal sees young True's lack of attention from the others and turns to her to achieve his evil goals.

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A Civil War
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7.71
949 votes

#43 - A Civil War

Life (2007) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Crews and Reese investigate the murder of two Iranian Americans and kidnapping of another. Not sure if this is a hate crime or not they try to work with the kidnappers. What they uncover is a boy trying to his mother's love. Earley becomes concerned about Crews' impulsiveness when he wants to buy a solar farm after having a dream.

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Pilot
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7.70
81 votes

#44 - Pilot

Night Stalker - Season 1 - Episode 1

Carl Kolchak takes a job at the L.A. Beacon as a crime reporter and begins investigating a strange case in which a pregnant woman has gone missing. When her body is found fingers point to the woman's husband, but Kolchak believes in the man's innocence, believing that there is a supernatural angle to the story. His investigations are frustrated when Perri Reed, the newspaper's senior crime reporter, digs into Kolchak's mysterious past.

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An Orphan Walks into a Bar
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7.68
1843 votes

#45 - An Orphan Walks into a Bar

The Finder - Season 1 - Episode 1

After recovering one of John Fogerty’s beloved guitars, Iraq veteran Walter Sherman helps a teenage boy locate his missing father, a military pilot and war hero whose plane vanished after embarking on an undisclosed mission.

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Tonight We Improvise
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7.65
4806 votes

#46 - Tonight We Improvise

Ozark - Season 1 - Episode 4

Marty hires Ruth to pull off a heist. Agent Petty forges a relationship with a member of the Langmore family. Jonah exhibits disturbing behavior.

Cardinal
star
7.65
3191 votes

#47 - Cardinal

The Americans (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 2

As Philip investigates the fallout from the last operation, Elizabeth sticks close to home, concerned for her family until she gets a mysterious distress signal. Meanwhile, a walk-in arrives at the Rezidentura - providing both Nina and Stan with unique opportunities.

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The Big Never
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7.65
2614 votes

#48 - The Big Never

True Detective - Season 3 - Episode 3

Hays recalls his early romance with Amelia, as well as some cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married and had children. Ten years after the Purcell crimes took place, new evidence emerges, giving Hays a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation.

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Jackpot
star
7.65
931 votes

#49 - Jackpot

Life (2007) - Season 2 - Episode 7

A woman is found in a pool of blood sitting at a table set with a romantic dinner for two; Rachel and Crews realize they share a common bond.

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Tempest in a C-Cup
star
7.63
117 votes

#50 - Tempest in a C-Cup

NYPD Blue - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kelly suspects a man of murder but tries to get him to confess to the robbery of four taxicabs, so later they can link him to the murder. Sipowicz arrests a topless dancer for prostitution and she offers to help him get at the owner of the bar who is laundering money for the mob. Laura's partner has questionable ethics and she tries to protect her professional reputation. The squad room gets a new detective's administrative aide, named Miss Abandando. Sipowicz goes on a date with the ADA who he once called a "pissy little bitch."

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