The Best Episodes Directed by David Duchovny

The Way of the Fist

#1 - The Way of the Fist

Californication Season 5 - Episode 2

Hank passes on writing Samurai Apocalypse's new movie but Sam won't take no for an answer and drags Hank to a meeting with director Peter Berg, where they discover that Hank and Peter have shared more than just a love of the written word. Sam takes it on himself to get rid of Tyler, which makes things worse between Hank and Becca. Co-parents Charlie, Marcy and Stu have their hands full when Little Stuart exposes himself to a preschool classmate, and Charlie takes it upon himself to mend fences with the offended girl's attractive mother.

star 7.76
4090 votes
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Slip of the Tongue

#2 - Slip of the Tongue

Californication Season 2 - Episode 1

After reuniting at the end of Season One, Hank and Karen decide to pack up and head to New York. As part of the reconciliation, Hank undergoes a grueling vasectomy at Karen's request. Hank has an accident when he confuses a partygoer for Karen. Hank gets arrested for driving under the influence and assaulting an officer.

star 7.75
3395 votes
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Suicide Solution

#3 - Suicide Solution

Californication Season 4 - Episode 2

Hank is told he faces 3 years in prison because the DA wants to make an example of him. There are signs Marcy is pregnant. Hank tries to fix things with Becca. The episode ends as Hank high on drugs and liquor writes a letter to Becca and then passes out.

star 7.74
4761 votes
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Wish You Were Here

#4 - Wish You Were Here

Californication Season 3 - Episode 1

With Karen gone, Hank has to deal with a more and more rebellious Becca. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy move back together though they still plan to divorce each other.

star 7.71
3558 votes
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The Unnatural

#5 - The Unnatural

The X-Files Season 6 - Episode 19

Mulder meets with Agent Arthur Dales' brother (also named Arthur) and is told a tale of a talented negro baseball player from Roswell, New Mexico in the 1940's who may have been an alien that ran away from his colony because of his love for the game.

star 7.67
925 votes
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#6 - Levon

Californication Season 7 - Episode 1

Hank's reunion with Karen doesn't go quite as he planned. Meanwhile, Hank gets hired by the "Santa Monica Cop" showrunner; and a reporter asks to interview Hank for his college paper.

star 7.66
2405 votes
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The Unforgiven

#7 - The Unforgiven

Californication Season 6 - Episode 1

Hank Moody narrowly survives the aftermath of his scorned ex-lover Carrie; her attempted suicide to see them both together, free from the constraints around them. Charlie takes Hank to see Atticus Fetch, a rocker who is interested in turning "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" into a Broadway show. Meanwhile, Karen, Marcy and Charlie have to deal with Hank, after a revelation about Becca.

star 7.58
2969 votes
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Mother Nature's Son

#8 - Mother Nature's Son

Aquarius Season 2 - Episode 12

Hodiak decides to take matters into his own hands and shows up on the doorstep of the mysterious serial killer who has been sending him obscene pictures. Meanwhile, Manson sends Bobby, Mary and Sadie to go to extreme measures to get money from Gary Hinman.

star 7.55
285 votes
Judas on a Pole

#9 - Judas on a Pole

Bones Season 2 - Episode 11

Booth and Brennan are called to the scene where a man's body was found hung like a scarecrow, gutted, and burned on the roof of a building used by the FBI to hide witnesses.

star 7.55
2306 votes

#10 - William

The X-Files Season 9 - Episode 16

Doggett catches someone in the X-files office trying to steal documents pertaining to Mulder's sister. The intruder is a severely scarred man who blames his disfigurement on Government conspirators. He claims the source of that information - and, in fact, the one who helped him gain entry - is Mulder. Although he refuses to divulge the missing agent's whereabouts, the mystery man has enough knowledge of the X-files and its history to lead Doggett to suspect that he just might be Mulder himself. Scully's fears for the safety of her son are elevated when he is injected with an unknown substance. With the mystery surrounding William becoming even darker, Scully must allow herself to send him away for his own safety.

star 7.35
782 votes
Hollywood A.D.

#11 - Hollywood A.D.

The X-Files Season 7 - Episode 19

Mulder and Scully watch a movie with themselves as characters and are thoroughly disgusted at how they and their case are portrayed on the big screen. They recount how 18 months earlier they were followed around by a Hollywood producer while investigating a case concerning The Lazarus Bowl—a mythical piece of pottery reputed to have inscribed on it the words that Jesus Christ spoke when he raised Lazarus from the dead.

star 7.08
891 votes