The BEST episodes directed by David Grossman

Blowing up Is Hard to Do
star
8.82
45 votes

#1 - Blowing up Is Hard to Do

Early Edition - Season 3 - Episode 23

Gary saves a woman from drowning in a pool at a women-only gym, who turns out to be Detective Armstrong's wife. The Armstrongs invite Gary and Erica to dinner at their house; Det. Armstrong is suspicious about Gary saving his wife, and accuses him of trying to kill her. Erica decides to end her relationship with Gary, and leave Chicago. Meanwhile, Gary has to prevent two places from blowing up after a manifesto is sent to the Sun Times and the TV station, both of which refuse to read or publish it, and then are targeted by the people who wrote it.

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Rock Hard Chett
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8.64
39 votes

#2 - Rock Hard Chett

Weird Science - Season 3 - Episode 4

When Chett almost gets struck by a bolt of lightning, Lisa makes Chett invincible to save him. Now, nothing can harm Chett, not even the fact that he was electocuted, run-over, and shot. Gary and Wyatt get Chett to use his powers for good, so Chett becomes the super hero, the Star-Spangled Butt Kicker. Chett works at helping to put a stop to crime. However, trouble occurs when his powers wear off while he's trying to stop some homicidal maniacs.

Lock Down
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8.63
18 votes

#3 - Lock Down

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 1 - Episode 15

When someone breaks into the Mac house, Bernie realizes how vulnerable his family is and turns the house into a high-security compound. Bernie is reminded by his friends of all the crime that happens outside of the home and drives his family crazy with his overprotectiveness.

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The Genie Detective
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8.62
37 votes

#4 - The Genie Detective

Weird Science - Season 5 - Episode 12

While Gary and Wyatt are at school, Lisa plays a virtual reality game, the Genie Detective. She ends up in the 1930's. Chett joins her, but isn't prepared to play the game. He also doesn't know one important rule- when you die in the virtual reality world, you die in the real world, too. Now it's up to Lisa to save Chett. Wyatt joins the game to help, too.

It's a Mob, Mob, Mob, Mob World
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8.58
38 votes

#5 - It's a Mob, Mob, Mob, Mob World

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 20

Wyatt is sick of his parents not paying any attention to him, so he wishes that his family could be closer and have better family values. Lisa's plan backfires and creates an world in which Wyatt has a family with very strong ties to each other- a family similar to that of the ""Godfather."" In this world, Wyatt Donnellis and his family are the masters of the Homeowners Association. They fix neighborhood Little League games and take kickbacks from children's lemonade stands. However, trouble is in store when Al Wallace tries to take on the Donnellis family. Gary and Wyatt find themselves against each other in the war.

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Community Property
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8.57
37 votes

#6 - Community Property

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 22

Gary and Wyatt are fighting over the use of Lisa. Lisa gets annoyed by the fighting over her and decides to let the boys battle it out in court. Genie Cyber-Court, that is. The winner of the case wins the genie. Gary and Wyatt choose their own lawyers. Gary choosing B.F. Jackie (similar to Cockran), while Wyatt chooses Abe Lincoln. Both lawyers argue out each of their client's side. However, neither Gary nor Wyatt are found to be suitable to be awarded custody of Lisa, so she will be broken down the Internet will be given custody of her.

Spies 'R' Us
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8.56
39 votes

#7 - Spies 'R' Us

Weird Science - Season 3 - Episode 18

Lisa creates a virtual reality game in which Gary and Wyatt can pretend that they are spies. After Gary breakers the machine, the game takes on a life of it's own and becomes real. Farber High becomes very interesting as the boys are trying to stop Scampfinger, the evil Principal Scampi, who wants to put all of the world's water inside of a dixie cup. Wyatt also gets a full cavity search from Chett.

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Sci-Fi Zoned
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8.55
38 votes

#8 - Sci-Fi Zoned

Weird Science - Season 3 - Episode 10

A butt crack comment and a welt lead to the end of the Wyatt and Gary's friendship. To try and bring them closer together, Lisa zaps them into their favorite television show ever, ""The Sci-Fi Zone,"" which brought them together in the first place. While being narrated by Chett doing a great Rod Serling impression, Wyatt and Gary meet talking candy bars and dolls, a pig-faced woman, an evil fortune telling machine, and a satanic Principal Scampi. The boys have to either help each other or get stuck living in the Sci-Fi Zone where time has no meaning.

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Lisarella
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8.54
35 votes

#9 - Lisarella

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 17

When Gary makes a wish under his breath to try eyeliner, Lisa overhears, but mistakenly hears that he wishes he could fly a jet liner. So Lisa zaps the boys into a plane, but when neither of them know how to land it, she saves the day. However, Lisa is not allowed to be seen by everyone, so Gary and Wyatt get all of the credit for the landing. The President would also like to throw a ball in their honor and present them with an award. Since the ball is high profile, they leave Lisa at home and head off. Lisa is hurt by the fact that the guys won't even allow her to attend, but she decides to go to the ball anyway. She meets the President and they fall in love. Unfortunately, the President doesn't seem to have enough time in his schedule for Lisa. So it's up to the boys to talk to the President one on one and fix Lisa's broken heart.

Magic Comet Ride
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8.54
37 votes

#10 - Magic Comet Ride

Weird Science - Season 5 - Episode 13

Similar to Star Wars, Lisa joins her Genie Master on a comet to learn more about her powers.

By the Time We Got to Woodstock
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8.53
36 votes

#11 - By the Time We Got to Woodstock

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 11

After Gary and Wyatt wish that they could time travel, the wish goes bad and they end up stuck in 1969 along with Lisa. After six months of being in the past, they realize that Lisa can't remember anything. She thinks that she's a hippie on her way to Woodstock. Wyatt and Gary need to get across the country and fix Lisa's memory or be stuck in the hippie age. Wyatt, Gary, and Chett all go on a road trip across the country, even meeting the future president.

WS4
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8.51
39 votes

#12 - WS4

Weird Science - Season 5 - Episode 18

When no one at Farber High is getting along, Lisa decides to zap up some aliens to help erase the hate. However, the aliens attack the school instead of helping matters out.

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Tabula Rasa
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8.50
934 votes

#13 - Tabula Rasa

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 8

Despite Tara's misgivings about her overindulgence in magic, Willow does a spell that goes awry and gives the Scoobies amnesia. This is the last straw for Tara, who breaks up with Willow and moves out.

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Where or When
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8.50
76 votes

#14 - Where or When

Early Edition - Season 2 - Episode 16

After Gary is injured in a fall, he becomes housebound while his broken leg heals. In a ""Rear Window"" style plot, he watches people in the apartment building across the street and is attracted to a new neighbor who seem to have been the victim of a murder almost 50 years ago.

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Boys on the Hide
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8.49
37 votes

#15 - Boys on the Hide

Weird Science - Season 5 - Episode 3

Principal Scampi is honored at a Farber High school assembly. Unfortunately, some of the students vandalized his photo beforehand. Principal Scampi doesn't have enough to go on to be able to figure out who committed the crime. Lisa feels sorry for him and says that she will help him find out which students are guilty. Unfortunately, as Lisa and Principal Scampi look for clues, they all lead to Wyatt and Gary, both of whom are innocent.

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Bee In There
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8.49
37 votes

#16 - Bee In There

Weird Science - Season 5 - Episode 8

Wyatt and Gary both think about how their fathers never played with them when they were little. After hearing this, Lisa agrees to let the boys go back in time as their dads, so that they can spend a little time with themselves as children. The wish turns out awry when Gary gets put into his mother's body instead of his father's. When Wyatt and Gary as Wyatt's father and Gary's mom, start doing more things together, Wyatt's mom and Gary's dad think that something is going on between them.

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Demon Lisa
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8.47
36 votes

#17 - Demon Lisa

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 13

On Halloween Lisa gets possessed by Cyber-Demon, an evil creature from the bad side of the internet. Now Cyber-Demon has complete control of Lisa and her powers. Not to mention the fact that the evil demon is sucking everyone's brain juice to feed itself. Now the only person that can help Gary and Wyatt is the mysterious ""Repairman.""

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Men in Tights
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8.45
40 votes

#18 - Men in Tights

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 2

Lisa's spell goes awry when she zaps Wyatt and Chett into The Yankee Dudes, a powerful wrestling team. They become a top pair of wrestlers in the pro-wrestling world and must face the German wrestler, Der Blitzkrieger.

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Gary Wallace: Boy Reporter
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8.44
39 votes

#19 - Gary Wallace: Boy Reporter

Weird Science - Season 3 - Episode 6

Gary decides to join the school newspaper as a reporter, in order to get closer the girl that serves as editor on the paper. The only problem is that Gary has never read any news except for tabloids. Gary has nothing to report about, so Lisa creates an equalizer, which is a magical pen that will make whatever you write come true. Now the town is full of UFOs, Elvis encounters, a two-headed Scotsman, and even Chett as a Yeti.

Lisa's Childhood Memories
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8.42
38 votes

#20 - Lisa's Childhood Memories

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 16

It's time for Lisa's second birthday, but she isn't very happy because she doesn't have any family members or any other friends to invite to her party. Wyatt and Gary decide to give her the ultimate birthday gift by creating fake memories of a family life for her. Her party goes well until her family shows up. It turns out the Lisa's magic brought her family to life without her knowing. Her family consists of a secret agent dad, a barbarian queen for a mom, and her private detective brother, a chimp named Chad. Another unexpected guest shows up as well- Lisa's old boyfriend, Ripsaw the Gladiator. Lisa is set on marrying Ripsaw and Gary and Wyatt can't change her mind. The only way to stop Lisa from getting married is by Gary beating Ripsaw in a fierce game of miniature golf.

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Bodyswap
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8.40
5 votes

#21 - Bodyswap

The Adventures of Superboy (1988) - Season 3 - Episode 16

Superboy saves a vacationing family from disaster as their car heads toward collision with a tree. He then proceeds to steal their car. Needless to say, Superboy is not quite himself. Later, Luthor confronts Lana in a parking building. He claims that he is not really Luthor, but Superboy. He explains that a scientist named Deland lured him to a lab promising information about his past, but instead of that, he found his mind transferred to Luthor's body. Lana doesn't believe him, and escapes ""Luthor"". That night, ""Superboy"" arrives at Lana's apartment wanting to take their relationship to a deeper level. Back at Deland's lab, the real Superboy is captured by Luthor and taken to prison so he can take Luthor's place in the electric chair. Lana breaks him free, and explains she knew the real Superboy would never come on to her like that. The two hatch a plan to get Luthor back in his rightful body.

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Wyatt Erectus
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8.35
40 votes

#22 - Wyatt Erectus

Weird Science - Season 2 - Episode 4

Wyatt finally discovers that he's a wuss. Lisa tries to fix this problem by giving him a new cologne- Agression. The magical cologne does change Wyatt. Unfortunately, it's for the worse. After using too much of the cologne, Wyattt starts to un-evolve into a caveman, and right before the double-date he had planned to go on with Gary and two girls. All this happens while Chett is in a fight with a racoon.

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Chett-A-Nator
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8.26
42 votes

#23 - Chett-A-Nator

Weird Science - Season 4 - Episode 4

The alien race known as Steve kidnapps Chett and replaces him with an Chett look-alike android. The alien race known as Steve wants Lisa for their queen and has Android Chett kidnap her. Lisa objects to being queen because that would mean that her job would be to procreate and keep the dog-face alien race known as Steve populated. Wyatt and Gary now need to rescue Lisa and Chett. Unfortunately, the alien race known as Steve have their own weapon- Isaac the Bartender from ""The Love Boat.""

The Longest Day
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8.23
191 votes

#24 - The Longest Day

Tru Calling - Season 1 - Episode 11

Tru is forced to relive a day to rescue a man from getting his heart shot. But her rescue mission takes a dangerous turn when she accidentally sacrifice a shopowner in order to save the man, and she finds herself caught in a loop of rewinding days, and it won't end unless she, herself, find an end.

Bargaining (2)
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8.23
613 votes

#25 - Bargaining (2)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 2

The gang resolves to bring the Slayer back from the dead — and succeeds, despite being hindered by a band of biker demons. Meanwhile, a grieving Giles (unaware of the Scoobies' plan to resurrect Buffy) leaves Sunnydale.

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Home
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8.21
6455 votes

#26 - Home

The Expanse - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Rocinante chases the asteroid Eros as it hurtles towards Earth.

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Finishing the Hat
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8.20
1161 votes

#27 - Finishing the Hat

Desperate Housewives - Season 8 - Episode 23

Everything that begins must eventually end. This episode of beginnings and endings walks us both backwards and forwards as we take our final stroll down Wisteria Lane.

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Memory of Tomorrow
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8.16
2420 votes

#28 - Memory of Tomorrow

12 Monkeys - Season 2 - Episode 13

Cole and Railly have finally found peace living in the past. When a mysterious woman with apocalyptic visions of the future tells Cole it's not over, he must do the unthinkable to save the world... and the woman he loves.

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Free
star
8.13
1018 votes

#29 - Free

Desperate Housewives - Season 4 - Episode 17

After Katherine announces that she has to leave town, Bree is left responsible for catering Bob and Lee's wedding. Gabrielle finds $118,000 in Ellie's teddy bear. Susan realizes she will soon lose someone she loves. Katherine Mayfair's secrets are finally revealed, and several residents of Wisteria Lane are faced with deadly threats.

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I Will Remember You
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8.12
1027 votes

#30 - I Will Remember You

Angel - Season 1 - Episode 8

Old feelings are rekindled when Buffy comes to L.A. to visit Angel. Buffy and Angel are attacked by a Mohra demon, and together they slay it

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Dandelion Sky
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8.12
3656 votes

#31 - Dandelion Sky

The Expanse - Season 3 - Episode 10

Holden sees past, present, and future. A ghost from Melba's past threatens her mission. Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into uncharted territory.

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Look Back in Anger
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8.11
687 votes

#32 - Look Back in Anger

Devious Maids - Season 2 - Episode 13

When Nick finally admits his secret to Marisol, she convinces him to make things right with all those involved. Carmen meets a handsome stranger who offers to help her with her music career. As Zoila waivers between Pablo and Javier, she gets some shocking news. Valentina is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. Spence and Rosie decide to tie the knot.

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Show Me the Money
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8.10
10 votes

#33 - Show Me the Money

Sister, Sister - Season 5 - Episode 4

Tamera learns that even the best plans can go wrong when she decides to fight Tia's battle with her boss, who's paying a male employee more money: her decision to pose as Tia and demand equal pay gets her sister fired.

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Something's Coming
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8.06
1133 votes

#34 - Something's Coming

Desperate Housewives - Season 4 - Episode 9

A tornado comes to Wisteria Lane, forcing residents into basements, cellars and safe rooms, and destroying homes and lives. Meanwhile, Susan ends up at the hospital after falling down the stairs.

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Blood Washed Away
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8.06
2380 votes

#35 - Blood Washed Away

12 Monkeys - Season 2 - Episode 12

Cole and Railly attempt to stop the final paradox in the past while Ramse, Jennifer and Deacon struggle to survive the apocalypse in a last ditch effort to find the Witness.

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We Are Family
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8.06
231 votes

#36 - We Are Family

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 12

Sheriff Valenti is suspended from the force after refusing to answer the FBI's questions about Max and Isabel, but he soon finds himself right back in the thick of things when Laurie DuPree shows up at his house claiming to be chased by aliens.

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Thief
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8.03
1842 votes

#37 - Thief

12 Monkeys - Season 3 - Episode 9

Cole and Railly finally learn the heart-breaking life story of the man who calls himself The Witness, the reason why he wants to destroy time and all reality is revealed.

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Good Lovin'
star
8.02
496 votes

#38 - Good Lovin'

Franklin & Bash - Season 3 - Episode 3

When Peter’s mother is arrested on prostitution charges it’s up to the boys to prove her methods are purely therapeutic. But when Jared’s sexually demanding fling with the opposing DA renders him exhausted and useless, Peter must single handedly confront his mother on the stand and distill her true motive. Meanwhile, Damien attempts to woo a judge with hopes to gain endorsement for his bench after he retires.

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Tough Love
star
8.02
918 votes

#39 - Tough Love

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 - Episode 19

While Buffy is preoccupied with being her sister's keeper, Glory sets out to grab the person whom she now believes to be the Key — Tara.

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Honey, We've Been Swallowed by Grandpa
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8.00
2 votes

#40 - Honey, We've Been Swallowed by Grandpa

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show - Season 1 - Episode 1

On their way to the mall in the family van, Wayne, Diane, and Amy are accidentally shrunk to near-microscopic size. Soon after, Grandpa Murdock drops by to pick up his grandson for a fishing trip. Nick feigns illness to avoid going with his grandfather, who then leaves, but not before inadvertently swallowing his mini-relatives -- van and all. Nick interprets Wayne's help message in the newspaper and realizing what has happened, rushes to his family's aid. It's a race against the clock. Can the tiny Szalinskis find a way out through Grandpa's body before the shrinking effect wears off in three hours?

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Paradigm Shift
star
7.96
6239 votes

#41 - Paradigm Shift

The Expanse - Season 2 - Episode 6

Earth and Mars search for answers in the aftermath of the asteroid collision.

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Bargaining (1)
star
7.95
833 votes

#42 - Bargaining (1)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 1

The gang resolves to bring the Slayer back from the dead — and succeeds, despite being hindered by a band of biker demons. Meanwhile, a grieving Giles (unaware of the Scoobies' plan to resurrect Buffy) leaves Sunnydale

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Boys Town
star
7.93
230 votes

#43 - Boys Town

Ally McBeal - Season 4 - Episode 14

Richard and John's relationship grows more tense than ever and so they attend couples therapy; Jackson's presence has a profound impact on Elaine; Jackson represent a woman being sued for firing all her male employees.

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Intransigence
star
7.90
3713 votes

#44 - Intransigence

The Expanse - Season 3 - Episode 9

The Rocinante seeks a new game plan as they attempt to avoid capture. Melba's true motives are revealed. Naomi is torn between identity and ideal. Anna seeks a way to stay aboard the Thomas Prince.

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Proof
star
7.88
655 votes

#45 - Proof

Devious Maids - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Nick refuses to divulge his secret past, Marisol sets off on a quest to find out the truth. Zoila struggles with her feelings for Javier and Pablo. Carmen must play babysitter to Spence's son. Rosie recruits Lucinda and Didi to work together to rescue Kenneth and put a stop to Reggie's financial thievery. Valentina tells the police what she knows about Ethan and his crew.

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The Brass Verdict
star
7.88
406 votes

#46 - The Brass Verdict

The Lincoln Lawyer - Season 1 - Episode 10

Mickey confronts Trevor as the pieces fall into place, and his chance to right a past wrong could have dire consequences for Maggie.

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The Bazooka Boys
star
7.87
39 votes

#47 - The Bazooka Boys

Weird Science - Season 2 - Episode 2

Being busy high school students, Wyatt and Gary have way too much to do to fit it all into the twenty-four hours in a day. Lisa fixes this probably by creating clones of the boys. Out of bubble gum. That way, the real Gary and Wyatt can do all the fun, exciting things in life, while the clones can do the rest. The problem here? The clones make a better Gary and Wyatt than the real ones do. The two clones cook up a plan to kill the real Gary and Wyatt and take their place permanently.

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Wages of Sin
star
7.86
675 votes

#48 - Wages of Sin

Salem - Season 2 - Episode 9

Mary makes a sacrifice to save her son from Marburg.

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Bring on the Night
star
7.86
809 votes

#49 - Bring on the Night

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 7 - Episode 10

Giles arrives with three apprentice Slayers, the Scoobies research the origins of the First to find a way to rescue Spike, and Buffy fights the Ubervamp.

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Guilty Street
star
7.86
581 votes

#50 - Guilty Street

Nashville (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 16

After performing her manifesto song at her Opry induction, major pop labels are vying to sign Juliette, overwhelming Avery, who can barely afford to take her to dinner. Rayna has major money troubles of her own, since Tandy’s been bouncing checks around town for Highway 65, affecting Rayna’s ability to sign new artists. Deacon finds that life on the road is filled with temptation when he runs into an old friend, Ruth Bennett at an AA meeting, and Scarlett becomes more enmeshed with Liam.

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