The BEST episodes directed by David Barrett

Sacrifice
star
8.28
8477 votes

#1 - Sacrifice

Arrow - Season 1 - Episode 23

Oliver and Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel. After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea races to find Roy, inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm’s devious plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade and Shado are locked in a life-or-death struggle against Fyers as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner.

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Clash of the Tritons
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8.26
1165 votes

#2 - Clash of the Tritons

Veronica Mars - Season 1 - Episode 12

When a family accuses Veronica of providing a fake ID to their son, now in an alcohol-induced coma, and files suit, the search to find who's really responsible leads Veronica to a clandestine, exclusive organization operating on Neptune High's campus with a possible connection to Duncan. Meanwhile, Aaron Echolls hires Keith to find out who's been supplying pictures to the tabloids that have humiliated his wife Lynn. Later, Veronica bugs Ms. James' office to eavesdrop on grief counseling sessions, and learns some surprising information about her friends.

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Wannabe
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8.18
127 votes

#3 - Wannabe

Without a Trace - Season 2 - Episode 15

A 12 year old boy (Jake Thomas) goes missing. The team discovers that the boy had a rough 24 hours leading up to his disappearance. He disappeared in the middle of the school day, the only clues a broken miror, a discarded hall pass, and blood on the wall....until a picture of him is sent around the school.

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Where Is My Mind?
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8.17
173 votes

#4 - Where Is My Mind?

Rush (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 5

In order to avoid anxiety, Rush takes on any medical call he gets; Eve discovers her value.

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My Aim is True
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8.13
848 votes

#5 - My Aim is True

Blue Bloods - Season 8 - Episode 22

When a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison, Danny and Baez wonder if they were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge. Also, Frank combats the guilt he feels about these innocent men unfairly serving nine years in prison, and Jamie and Eddie find themselves in a life-threatening situation.

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Family Secrets
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8.11
447 votes

#6 - Family Secrets

Blue Bloods - Season 10 - Episode 19

After getting a match from an unknown relative from a DNA network, Sean Reagan does some detective work to figure out who this mystery person might be. Frank gets a personal request from a woman to transfer her son to a safer assignment. Also, Danny seeks to uncover the truth behind the murder of a key witness in one of Erin's cases, and Eddie begins to think about having a child after she and Jamie discover a newborn left outside their precinct.

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Justifies the Means (2)
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8.08
343 votes

#7 - Justifies the Means (2)

Blue Bloods - Season 11 - Episode 16

The Reagans band together to prevent Joe Hill from being killed in the line of duty like his father when they fear Joe's cover has been blown within the gunrunning outfit he's helping the ATF bring down.

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Something Blue
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8.04
599 votes

#8 - Something Blue

Blue Bloods - Season 9 - Episode 22

As Jamie and Eddie’s wedding day approaches, Erin interviews a witness whose story leads her to doubt Eddie’s honesty, as she took his initial statement. Also, Danny and Baez unravel the complicated love life of a young man who was murdered, and Frank squabbles with his top brass while worrying about the toast he’ll deliver at the rehearsal dinner.

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Family
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8.03
1201 votes

#9 - Family

The Secret Circle - Season 1 - Episode 22

After Faye is attacked by the Witch Hunters, Jake, Melissa and Adam set out to save her. Blackwell tells Cassie and Diana that the only way to stop the Witch Hunters is to use their Balcoin blood to unleash the Crystal Skull. Diana is reluctant, but Cassie convinces her it’s the only way to help their friend, but she’ll need to tap into her dark magic to do it. Meanwhile, Dawn and Charles are faced with a new way to get their power back...but at a very big cost.

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Offender
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7.99
533 votes

#10 - Offender

Cold Case - Season 4 - Episode 19

A father pushes a registered sex offender off of a building and threatens to kill a different sex offender each day until the cold-case unit solves his son's 1987 rape and murder.

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Blank Generation
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7.97
487 votes

#11 - Blank Generation

Cold Case - Season 2 - Episode 11

The team re-opens the case of Matthew Adams, a teen-aged cult member who apparently committed suicide back in 1978, when his sister comes forth with new evidence about the deprogrammer her family hired to rescue her brother.

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The Thin Blue Line
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7.95
1520 votes

#12 - The Thin Blue Line

Blue Bloods - Season 7 - Episode 22

In the season finale, when Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, he becomes a target when they come back for revenge. Also, Jamie works independently to track down a serial killer who preys on the elderly.

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Hate Is Hate
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7.91
360 votes

#13 - Hate Is Hate

Blue Bloods - Season 12 - Episode 1

Danny consults a psychic to solve the murder of a young boy. Frank is at odds with the mayor over how best to protect the city from an uptick in crime following a high-profile shooting. Erin investigates a decades-old case in which the primary eyewitness to the killing is her boss, who was 13 years old at the time.

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Playing with Fire
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7.91
776 votes

#14 - Playing with Fire

Blue Bloods - Season 9 - Episode 1

Danny takes on a personal case involving a drug cartel member who he believes is responsible for torching his house. Erin is given a promotion in the DA’s office but finds herself in a challenging situation when both Danny and Jamie ask her for help with their investigations. Frank and Jaime have a disagreement when Jamie refuses to stop riding with Eddie.

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Where the Truth Lies
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7.91
492 votes

#15 - Where the Truth Lies

Blue Bloods - Season 10 - Episode 12

Frank takes heat when a widow blames him for her husband's recent suicide while on the job. When Eddie has a gut feeling about a murder, she and Erin band together to solve the case. A desperate Luis Delgado tells Danny and Baez that the only way he'll testify against his former cartel is if they protect his sons.

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The Art of War
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7.91
722 votes

#16 - The Art of War

Blue Bloods - Season 5 - Episode 22

When a member of the Reagan clan is shot, Danny’s tries to track down the gang member responsible, without letting his emotions get the best of him. Also, he must get creative in order to bring in witnesses, in the conclusion of the two-part fifth season finale.

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Justice Served
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7.89
864 votes

#17 - Justice Served

Blue Bloods - Season 4 - Episode 8

Following Frank’s dinner with mob lawyer Angelo Gallo, Gallo is shot, and Frank narrowly escapes with his own life. Meanwhile, Danny is called for jury duty, and winds up being the sole dissenting opinion in a murder trial.

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Partners
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7.89
801 votes

#18 - Partners

Blue Bloods - Season 5 - Episode 1

As Danny and Baez escort confiscated drugs to a remote location for incineration, their convoy is attacked and Baez is seriously injured, leaving Danny to track down the drug cartel responsible. Frank must carefully navigate personal and political waters when an exemplary lieutenant’s actions cause controversy for the NYPD.

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Personal Business
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7.89
1404 votes

#19 - Personal Business

Blue Bloods - Season 7 - Episode 8

After Emily Harrison tells Danny and Baez she’s concerned her abusive ex-boyfriend will repeat his behavior with his new girlfriend, Emily becomes the prime suspect when he’s murdered. Also, Eddie gets jealous when Jamie lets a young woman crash at his apartment, and Frank must decide how to discipline a sergeant after he fails to intercede during an armed robbery while off duty,

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Risk Management
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7.87
907 votes

#20 - Risk Management

Blue Bloods - Season 8 - Episode 19

Danny and Baez race to find a missing girl who will die within 72 hours without her heart medication. Also, Jamie and Eddie are on the wrong side of an investigation after engaging in a car chase, Frank, Garrett and Gormley investigate the rise in the settlement of lawsuits against cops, and Sean wins an essay contest and receives a medal from former New York City Mayor David Dinkins.

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Blues
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7.87
620 votes

#21 - Blues

Blue Bloods - Season 9 - Episode 15

While off duty, Danny encounters a gas station robbery in progress and is forced to use his weapon, leaving him shaken and his family and co-workers concerned. Also, Eddie apprehends a turnstile jumper who pleads for leniency by offering information on a missing weapon that’s vital to one of Erin’s cases, and Frank learns that a top officer in his department has a dark past.

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Unbearable Loss
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7.87
1436 votes

#22 - Unbearable Loss

Blue Bloods - Season 7 - Episode 10

When the son of Frank’s most outspoken critic in the African-American community, Reverend Darnell Potter, is killed, Potter must put aside his contentious relationship with the Reagan family in order to get justice for his son. Also, Erin and Anthony investigate when a convicted felon’s cause of death is inconsistent with injuries he sustained during a prisoner transport van accident, and Jamie learns that a mugger he shot in self-defense is the son of an NYPD officer.

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Exiles
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7.86
696 votes

#23 - Exiles

Blue Bloods - Season 4 - Episode 22

Danny works on an off-limits case and is then put on modified duty. Realizing he’s stumbled onto something big, he alerts Frank, who does some digging and is shocked by the enormity of the situation.

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Common Ground
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7.86
1119 votes

#24 - Common Ground

Blue Bloods - Season 8 - Episode 7

A case turns personal for Danny when he works to protect a nurse, from her violent ex-boyfriend. Also, Shelly Wayne, an acquaintance of Frank’s, comes to him with a theory regarding the death of an inmate and Jamie and Eddie help deliver a baby.

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Common Enemies
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7.86
634 votes

#25 - Common Enemies

Blue Bloods - Season 9 - Episode 19

After someone breaks into Luis Delgado’s home and kills his wife, Luis and Danny team up to take down the vicious murderer who may also be responsible for Linda’s death. Also, Frank finally meets Eddie’s mother, Lena, and Jamie and Erin are at odds after Jamie seeks her help charging a man who confessed to him while under the influence.

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The Real Deal
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7.86
638 votes

#26 - The Real Deal

Blue Bloods - Season 10 - Episode 1

Danny and Baez grapple with a homicide investigation brought to their attention by Maggie, the medium who previously helped them solve a case; Frank looks for a way to help his ex-partner Lenny Ross when Lenny's daughter gets arrested.

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Eternum
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7.86
7 votes

#27 - Eternum

Supah Ninjas - Season 1 - Episode 16

A demented psychiatrist lures the ninjas to an asylum to test his theory that he has the power to turn good into evil. While investigating, Amanda meets Checkmate again, who in the end of the episode escapes with a message to the Supah Ninjas, "Game On Ninjas!"

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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7.85
5096 votes

#28 - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 7

One of the town's residents begins to remember their fairytale past, and Storybrooke mourns the loss of one of their own. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world that was, the Evil Queen attempts to find a heartless assassin to murder Snow White.

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The Key
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7.85
449 votes

#29 - The Key

Cold Case - Season 4 - Episode 7

The 1979 murder of a schoolteacher who was stabbed to death in a wooded area is reopened when the victim's bloodstained jacket is found stuffed in a tree trunk with a happy-face key chain in a pocket. The case was originally investigated by Jeffries when he was a rookie detective.

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Fallen Heroes
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7.84
339 votes

#30 - Fallen Heroes

Blue Bloods - Season 11 - Episode 13

Jamie faces official reprimand from Frank when he refuses to explain why he contests the arrest report of a fellow officer assaulted in the field—a rising rookie with allies. The lead suspect in Danny's case is one of his favorite comedians.

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More Than Meets the Eye
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7.84
362 votes

#31 - More Than Meets the Eye

Blue Bloods - Season 11 - Episode 8

Erin tries not to feel overpowered as her new boss shadows her at work just as shes trying to get a nervous eye-witness to reveal the identity of who shot her boyfriend. The serial killer who previously held Danny and Baez hostage resurfaces. When Jaime arrests an intrusive reporter who appears at a series of store lootings, it leads to a standoff between Frank and the Attorney General over the press First Amendment rights.

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Tallahassee
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7.83
3471 votes

#32 - Tallahassee

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 2 - Episode 6

Emma follows Capt. Hook up a beanstalk in hope of finding a magical compass; a fellow thief wants to make an honest woman out of Emma.

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Daniela
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7.83
494 votes

#33 - Daniela

Cold Case - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lilly and Valens reopen a presumed homicide from 1979 in which an unidentified victim's blood-drenched shoes, underwear and sheets were found in a trash bag, but no body. The investigation begins when a battered wife accuses her husband of murdering a girl in 1979 and brings in an amateur film from the time that supposedly shows him committing the crime.

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Heavy Is the Head
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7.83
1041 votes

#34 - Heavy Is the Head

Blue Bloods - Season 8 - Episode 10

Erin is conflicted when Jamie and Eddie ask her to help drop old charges against a man, who just bravely rescued a man from a local hostage situation. Also, Danny and Baez work a case involving car thieves and discover the leader is Victor Lugo.

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Higher Standards
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7.82
531 votes

#35 - Higher Standards

Blue Bloods - Season 10 - Episode 7

Jamie and Frank oppose each other's viewpoints over the public's treatment of cops after rowdy teens pour water on two rookies. Danny and Baez investigate a man who preys on the elderly. Erin is forced to admit her wrongdoings when Jack brings her an old case and claims a man she put away was falsely convicted.

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Triumph Over Trauma
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7.82
407 votes

#36 - Triumph Over Trauma

Blue Bloods - Season 11 - Episode 1

Amidst a shifting political climate, Frank goes head to head with City Council Speaker Regina Thomas over protests against police brutality. Jamie and his nephew Joe Hill work together to locate Danny and Baez when they go missing while searching for a killer. Eddie steps up to help an abrasive woman find her father's body after it was misplaced during the outset of the pandemic.

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The New Normal
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7.81
370 votes

#37 - The New Normal

Blue Bloods - Season 11 - Episode 6

The Reagans confront hard choices on the job when Frank deals with a police captain who's losing his grip over his precinct. Danny faces backlash from Baez and Internal Affairs over a tough call he made in the field. Jamie and Eddie are shown the ropes of field crisis management when a social worker is assigned to them for a ride-a-long. Erin weighs the consequences of a dangerous criminal's release under new bail laws.

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By Hook or By Crook
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7.80
667 votes

#38 - By Hook or By Crook

Blue Bloods - Season 9 - Episode 7

Things get personal for Danny when Luis Delgado—the drug cartel hitman responsible for torching his house—resurfaces. An attack on an officer in the line of duty directly impacts a member of Frank’s team. Eddie reluctantly introduces Jamie to her mother. Erin deals with the consequences of her new role as boss.

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Framed
star
7.80
985 votes

#39 - Framed

Blue Bloods - Season 3 - Episode 12

Danny’s car matches an NYPD description of a car involved in a drug deal and taken into custody when a bag of cocaine is found in his trunk.

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Kill Shot
star
7.80
4085 votes

#40 - Kill Shot

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 9

A sniper on a killing spree is terrorizing New York City. With the clock ticking down to the next murder and nothing to go on except a killer with no apparent motive but to instill terror, this could prove the team's toughest case yet. The hunt is made even more complicated when Beckett begins to experience increasingly strong moments of PTSD - moments she tries hard to hide from Castle and the detectives.

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Atonement
star
7.79
372 votes

#41 - Atonement

Blue Bloods - Season 11 - Episode 3

When Joe Hill's lineage as a Reagan is revealed, Frank struggles from a distance when his grandson wants to fight his own battles. Also, when Erin and Anthony receive gift-wrapped evidence, they carefully weigh their options to either take down a long-time mafia leader, or stifle an ambitious mob up-and-comer. Also, Danny's opposition to authority clashes with Jamie's adherence to the rules, as both brothers work to solve a murder.

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Insult to Injury
star
7.78
778 votes

#42 - Insult to Injury

Blue Bloods - Season 4 - Episode 16

When Danny takes a call from a woman who is threatening to kill herself along with the man who killed her parents in a drunk driving accident, he rushes to find her. Meanwhile, Frank accompanies his grandson, Sean, on a class field trip and struggles to get the lead chaperone to loosen the reigns so the kids can have fun.

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Bones to Pick
star
7.78
475 votes

#43 - Bones to Pick

Blue Bloods - Season 10 - Episode 10

After a woman is found dead at a men's-only club, Danny and Baez investigate if her death was an accident or the result of foul play. Frank hears about an alleged affair between the chief of Internal Affairs and the spouse of another member of law enforcement. Jamie and Eddie argue about gender politics in the Reagan family.

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After Hours
star
7.78
3773 votes

#44 - After Hours

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 8

In the aftermath of a disastrous "Meet the Parents" dinner, a bickering Castle and Beckett are sent to retrieve the only witness to a murder, but they get ambushed and are forced to take the witness on the run. Stranded in the middle of the night in a bad part of town, with no phone, badge or gun, Castle and Beckett must find a way to protect him from a team of mobsters -- that is, if they don't kill each other first.

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Under the Gun
star
7.77
750 votes

#45 - Under the Gun

Blue Bloods - Season 5 - Episode 9

As Danny and Baez investigate the murders of three prominent community leaders who appear to be the casualties of hate crimes, Frank meets with a group who wants to make sure these incidents are not taken lightly. After Linda is mugged, she decides she wants to carry a gun, even against Danny’s wishes.

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The Greater Good
star
7.77
1377 votes

#46 - The Greater Good

Blue Bloods - Season 7 - Episode 1

In the season 7 opener, Evidence against Danny surfaces when the attorney general’s office reviews his shooting of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie deal with a high-profile drunken driver; and a slain cop’s widow asks Frank for a favor.

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Bloodlines
star
7.77
3068 votes

#47 - Bloodlines

The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 - Episode 11

Damon goes to Georgia to suprise an old flame, Bree, and enlist her help. Meanwhile, Stefan uncovers a startling clue to the past.

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Welcome to Storybrooke
star
7.77
2924 votes

#48 - Welcome to Storybrooke

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 2 - Episode 17

David, Emma and Mr. Gold try to protect Mary Margaret from a vengeful Regina; a man and his son find their way into Storybrooke.

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Cutting Losses
star
7.75
1412 votes

#49 - Cutting Losses

Blue Bloods - Season 8 - Episode 1

Season 8 begins with Danny considering retirement until Erin asks for his help with a case involving her ex-husband; Jamie and Eddie pose as a couple; Frank clashes with the new mayor.

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Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad
star
7.75
6981 votes

#50 - Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

Star Trek: Discovery - Season 1 - Episode 7

A figure familiar to Lorca and Lt. Tyler from the Klingon prison ship attacks the Discovery, intending to deliver the ship to their former captors.

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