The Best Episodes Directed by David Paymer

Shoot to Thrill

#1 - Shoot to Thrill

Franklin & Bash Season 3 - Episode 9

Peter and Jared defend a bounty hunter who’s been charged with excessive use of force, resulting in an F&B-style courtroom demonstration that literally blows up in their face. Jared tries to cheer Peter up by bringing him along on a double date. Karp takes a Franklin and Bash approach to life after some good news, and Pindar’s stalking of their famous neighbor turns ugly when he crashes a drone onto his deck and finds Peter’s girlfriend Charlie in his company.

star 8.36
220 votes
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Red and Itchy

#2 - Red and Itchy

The Mentalist Season 5 - Episode 21

J.J. LaRoche personally requests Jane’s help when the mysterious container he’s been hiding for nine years is stolen from his home.

star 8.15
990 votes
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The Enchanted Donkey

#3 - The Enchanted Donkey

90210 Season 3 - Episode 18

When the group decide to take a vacation to Mexico for a much needed break, chaos ensues. Naomi brings her crush Max along, under the guise that she needs extra tutoring. Teddy encounters a former crush with surprising results, while Annie drags Liam around the city, determined to embrace the culture. Meanwhile, Silver and Adrianna’s bitter feud over Navid comes to a shocking confrontation.

star 8.14
90 votes
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Ecce Mono

#4 - Ecce Mono

Switched at Birth Season 2 - Episode 15

What if Regina had told the hospital about the switch when she discovered it years ago? And what if both girls had been raised in the privileged Kennish household from age three? In "Ecce Mono," this alternate reality is revealed: Daphne has a cochlear implant, and doesn't know American Sign Language. Having been spoiled by her parents to make up for the switch, she's manipulative and not the best student. Bay, on the other hand, is a straight-A student, often trying to compensate for being the Kennishes' non-biological daughter. In addition, Kathryn is a successful author of bodice-ripping novels and, while still married to State Senator John Kennish, their marriage is far from perfect.

star 8.08
182 votes
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36 Hours

#5 - 36 Hours

Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 7

The Walkers unite as Justin's addiction hits an all-time low. Kitty and Robert build new plans for their future.

star 8.07
62 votes
Vigil

#6 - Vigil

The Fosters (2013) Season 1 - Episode 9

While Lena tries to process the extent of Mariana and Jesus’ lies, Stef and Mike head to Ana’s to try and find Jesus. What they encounter lands someone in the hospital and changes the Foster family forever. While the family waits anxiously for news, tensions rise over the secrets the kids kept from Stef and Lena and even Brandon realizes he’s to blame for covering for the twins. Callie has a heart-to-heart with Brandon to help him understand the perspective of a foster child and Brandon learns how Callie’s mother died. Wyatt calls Callie on her growing bond with Brandon but Callie is all too familiar with the damage that could result from this kind of relationship.

star 8.00
165 votes
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The Crush & The Crossbow

#7 - The Crush & The Crossbow

Hart of Dixie Season 1 - Episode 7

When Nascar’s Brian Vickers has to drop out of hosting Bluebell Junior League’s annual turtle race, Lemon is reluctantly convinced that the mayor is the perfect replacement as her co-host. Zoe is asked out on a date by a handsome local veterinarian, Dr. Judson Lyons. Wade has an unexpected visitor who stirs up all kinds of trouble for him.

star 8.00
377 votes
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All Tomorrow's Parties

#8 - All Tomorrow's Parties

One Tree Hill Season 3 - Episode 14

Brooke is forced to grow up in a hurry when her trip to a New York City fashion show prevents her from attending an annual cheerleading tournament. Nathan and Lucas are influenced by the father of an old friend. Struggling with her mother's cancer, Peyton joins Rachel for a night of blowing off steam, and Haley and Nathan use their hotel room as the honeymoon suite they never had.

star 7.98
155 votes
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Destiny & Denial

#9 - Destiny & Denial

Hart of Dixie Season 1 - Episode 19

After a wild night of partying, Wade wakes up with a massive hangover, an uninvited houseguest and no memory of what happened the night before. Meanwhile, George takes an unplanned roadtrip to New Orleans, and Lemon finally confesses her troubles to her father, Brick.

star 7.97
335 votes
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Miracles

#10 - Miracles

Hart of Dixie Season 3 - Episode 8

When Zoe finds herself treating her uncle, she takes a chance and invites him to the Hanukkah celebration that she is hosting. However, this lands her in trouble once again with Vivian Wilkes. Lemon enlists George and Lynly to help uncover crucial information about one of Brick's exes before he does anything rash. Meanwhile, Wade has a horrible toothache but refuses to go to the dentist, until Tansy intervenes and helps him to open his eyes to his future.

star 7.96
416 votes
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Break on Through

#11 - Break on Through

Grey's Anatomy Season 2 - Episode 15

All the nurses at Seattle Grace Hospital go on strike, leaving the doctors to fend for themselves. George refuses to cross the picket line and finally joins the nurses on their strike while Alex, Cristina, Izzie and Meredith meets Bailey's stand-in: Dr. Cindy Aaron, the complete opposite of Miranda Bailey. Izzie agrees to work on a difficult pregnancy case with Addison, while Cristina and Alex are in the pit attending to a young married woman with a real bad case of rash. Meredith happens on an old woman that she needs to intubate and then learns she was DNR.

star 7.95
703 votes
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Hairdos & Holidays

#12 - Hairdos & Holidays

Hart of Dixie Season 1 - Episode 10

Zoe encourages Rose to enter the annual Miss Cinnamon Cider Pageant even though Lemon’s younger sister, Magnolia Breeland, is a shoo-in to win. Of course, with Zoe coaching Rose and Lemon coaching Magnolia, rivalry takes on a whole new meaning. Meanwhile, George and Wade go on a road trip to pick up a Christmas tree for Bluebell’s town square. Also, in flashbacks, we learn some of the history of Lemon’s relationship with her mother, as well as the details of when Lemon and Lavon first realized they had a connection.

star 7.94
364 votes
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Inquisition

#13 - Inquisition

The Unit Season 4 - Episode 6

Hoping to con a terrorist into exposing his accomplices before they escape, the team produces phony evidence of an attack.

star 7.93
180 votes
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Protect Me From What I Want

#14 - Protect Me From What I Want

Switched at Birth Season 1 - Episode 17

One of Regina's clients owns an art gallery and Regina gets him to look at Emmett's photos.

star 7.92
171 votes
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The Homecoming

#15 - The Homecoming

Switched at Birth Season 1 - Episode 10

As Bay holds her art-show an unexpected guest makes an appearance and, Daphne opens up to Emmett about the feelings she has for him.

star 7.91
206 votes
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In Havoc & In Heat

#16 - In Havoc & In Heat

Hart of Dixie Season 1 - Episode 5

When a heat wave rolls through Bluebell, Zoe realizes that the hot weather is affecting everyone's behavior and lowering their inhibitions. In fact, Zoe struggles to fight her heat-induced attraction to Wade until she finally gives in. Meanwhile, Lemon is determined to win over George's parents when they come to town for a visit, but she is caught off guard when Lavon shows up to the same restaurant with his date, Didi.

star 7.91
402 votes
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A Better Man

#17 - A Better Man

Hart of Dixie Season 3 - Episode 19

Zoe finds herself in the middle of Wade and Vivian’s relationship, putting her in an awkward position. Things between Lavon and AnnaBeth are getting worse and starting to affect the town. Lemon is upset when she receives a less-than-perfect health inspection grade and devises a plan to get it changed. Meanwhile, George needs a distraction and begrudgingly agrees to go on a date with a Bible School teacher.

star 7.87
395 votes
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I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me

#18 - I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me

Make it or Break it Season 2 - Episode 5

With World tryouts in the near future, Sasha pushes the girls to better their already difficult floor routines. During what should be a time to focus, Lauren instead finds herself looking to Carter to say the "L" word, while at the same time trying to one-up Emily. Lauren is not the only one facing challenges: Kaylie faces struggles on and off the mat, while Payson wonders if she can ever be the graceful flower Sasha envisions her being.

star 7.86
43 votes
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How Do You Like Me Now?

#19 - How Do You Like Me Now?

Hart of Dixie Season 3 - Episode 5

Zoe is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel is adjusting to BlueBell, until, she learns the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Wanting to make things better, Zoe volunteers herself and Joel to chaperone the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp, but when Joel refuses to go along, she is left to fix the the town's perception on her own. After a rough start with Lynly, George is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon is desperate to be part of the Gazebos of Alabama calendar, but when a crucial flower mistake jeopardizes his plan, Lavon begs Lemon to help save the day.

star 7.84
419 votes
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

#20 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Hart of Dixie Season 2 - Episode 17

Zoe tries to keep her feelings about Wade under control, causing her to become overly protective when it comes to Rose and her boyfriend. Lavon and Wade are forced to work together at the church’s casino fundraiser, but when money goes missing suspicion immediately falls on Wade. Meanwhile, Brick and Shelby’s big decision about their relationship pushes a concerned Lemon to try and sabotage things with the help of George.

star 7.84
304 votes
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Old Alabama

#21 - Old Alabama

Hart of Dixie Season 2 - Episode 11

With Lavon preoccupied with his personal life, he lets his Mayoral duties slip at the worst time, as BlueBell’s Pioneer Day is fast approaching and a reporter from Southern Living magazine is in town. Seeing that he needs help, Zoe and Wade volunteer to help him out by playing BlueBell’s “Founding Couple.” Zoe is also trying a new tact when it comes to her relationship with Wade, which has her taking on many new projects. Lemon and AnnaBeth devise a plan to get Lavon to let them cater the First Feast, in order to get some publicity for their new business. Meanwhile, George gives advice to Brick on how to handle his new relationship.

star 7.83
334 votes
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No Ordinary Visitors

#22 - No Ordinary Visitors

No Ordinary Family Season 1 - Episode 6

When Stephanie's hard-to-please parents, Barbara and Allan Crane, pay an unexpected visit, the Powells must curb the use of their powers for fear of giving away their secret. But Barbara and Allan begin to suspect that something's awry when they witness some strange behavior. Meanwhile, when friend Trent Stafford and his parents are the victims of a home invasion, Daphne uses her abilities to help Jim try to track down the thugs responsible for the violent act.

star 7.81
166 votes
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If Only...

#23 - If Only...

Make it or Break it Season 2 - Episode 9

Lauren's mother returns to Boulder to forge a relationship; Damon takes Emily on a date.

star 7.79
42 votes
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No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons

#24 - No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons

Bunheads Season 1 - Episode 9

Michelle is thrilled to discover that there is another option for coffee beyond the gas station: an award-winning barista, Bash. But she soon discovers that dealing with a coffee artiste has its challenges. And Melanie tries to figure out why Ginny has suddenly begun acting different. Meanwhile, Fanny and Sasha remain in a standoff, leaving the ballet class to suffer as Fanny casts for the lead role in The Nutcracker.

star 7.76
97 votes
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Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?

#25 - Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?

Gilmore Girls Season 7 - Episode 16

Lorelai and Rory throw Lane's baby shower, but Lorelai has to settle a fight between Lane and her mother first. Rory has an interview with the New York Times. Logan finally tells Rory about his business situation, and she tries to help out even though there's nothing she can do.

star 7.76
385 votes
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Let the Reigns Go Loose

#26 - Let the Reigns Go Loose

One Tree Hill Season 2 - Episode 7

The opening of Karen's club "Tric" brings together the people of Tree Hill. Lucas and Felix come to blows over Anna. After Chris quits his gig the night of the club opening, Haley must face her fear of performing to save the night for Peyton. Although Mouth tends to Brooke while she is drunk, Felix sneaks in and attempts to take the credit. Keith and Jules realize their relationship has reached a new level, while Dan deliberately tells Karen that Deb slept with Keith.

star 7.75
158 votes
The Tree of Forgiveness

#27 - The Tree of Forgiveness

Switched at Birth Season 1 - Episode 26

Daphne tries to ignite a spark between Robin and Emmett at the bike show held at John's car-wash. Meanwhile, John is livid when the car wash is tagged, and Kathryn tricks Toby into getting out of the house.

star 7.74
170 votes
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Between Hope and Fear

#28 - Between Hope and Fear

Switched at Birth Season 4 - Episode 13

Daphne is thrilled when Eric asks Regina to move in with him, but Regina is troubled by how little she knows about the mother of Eric's son, Will, and decides to go to Atlanta to find out more about the woman. John's financial stresses come to a head when Toby approaches the family for support, prompting John to lash out at him. Bay is surprised to learn she and Daphne have opposing opinions about how to deal with the pregnancy. Meanwhile, Travis goes to Los Angeles to visit Emmett and is dismayed to find Emmett has gone "Hollywood."

star 7.74
234 votes
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Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Supermodel

#29 - Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Supermodel

Make it or Break it Season 1 - Episode 5

With a lack of funds facing The Rock team for Nationals, Kim and the other mothers decide to host a mother-daughter fashion show. But what starts as a fun idea ends up causing trouble for everyone. Ronnie is so busy with the details that Kaylie feels ignored, especially at a time when she could really use her mother’s advice about love and sex. With her mother out of the country, Lauren is paired up with Summer, much to her chagrin, but tries to use this opportunity to catch Carter’s eye. Furious at Chloe for spilling secrets to Damon, Emily is mortified for her “out there” mother to even be at the gym, let alone to walk a runway with her, while Payson, not wanting to waste time with “girlie things,” tips off Kim that maybe she hasn’t been a great role model in the feminine world. Will all the mother-daughter teams get it together in order to raise the money, or will the whole show become a nightmare that puts everyone at each other’s throats? Meanwhile, after spotting her with Carter, Summer gets the feeling that Lauren is over her head in the boy department and tries to help by opening up.

star 7.73
49 votes
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Bride Unbridled

#30 - Bride Unbridled

Life Unexpected Season 1 - Episode 8

Cate and Ryan are forced to put on a happy face as the hosts of a wedding expo, but the unfortunate situation becomes even more unfortunate after Baze and Math show up at the event. After watching Lux mope around the house for days, Baze solicits help from Jones in an effort to cheer her up.

star 7.73
64 votes
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All In the Family

#31 - All In the Family

Brothers & Sisters Season 1 - Episode 17

Nora invites her late husband's illegitimate daughter to a family dinner at the Walker house against some of her children's wishes. Kevin Walker's hush hush relationship with a movie star reaches new levels and Nora has an interesting encounter with her college professor.

star 7.71
65 votes
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There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit

#32 - There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit

Bunheads Season 1 - Episode 16

Milly is on the warpath when she discovers that the local town preservation society is arranging a meeting to discuss the new amphitheatre. Meanwhile, Sasha and Roman take their relationship public; and Talia shares some big news.

star 7.70
98 votes
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Sick

#33 - Sick

Everwood Season 2 - Episode 19

Amy confides to Bright that she may have developed feelings for Ephram and sees him in a new light, but Bright begs her to have mercy on poor Ephram, who is still nursing a broken heart from his recent break-up with Madison. Meanwhile, Linda reveals her HIV status to Delia after the girl confronts her about all the pills she's been taking. While Delia takes the news better than expected, the rest of the town goes ballistic after Linda's secret unintentionally becomes public knowledge. Dr. Abbott faces a potential malpractice suit, and Andy is forced to come clean with Ephram, who doesn't take the news very well.

star 7.68
37 votes
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A Kiss Is Just a Kiss?

#34 - A Kiss Is Just a Kiss?

Mistresses (US) Season 1 - Episode 4

Savi finds out she's pregnant and knows there's a good chance the baby is indeed Harry's and not a result of the one-time affair she had with Dom. Joss finds herself befriending her gay real estate client, Alex, who has a controlling significant other. April is pressured by the woman who claims she had a child by April's dead husband. Also, despite Savi's advice to the contrary, Karen continues to find herself drawn to the company of Sam Grey, the college-aged son of her dead lover.

star 7.65
177 votes
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Endgame

#35 - Endgame

The Carrie Diaries Season 1 - Episode 6

Carrie gets in way over her head when she tries to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for her family, her new boyfriend George and his dad Harlan, so she enlists Mouse's help. Tom is oblivious to the chaos going on in the kitchen, while Dorrit finds a new way to torture Carrie. Maggie is excited to have Thanksgiving with Walt's family, but when the topic of college comes up she realizes that she hasn't put much thought into her future. Elsewhere, Sebastian learns that his mother decided to fly out of town with her boyfriend, leaving him to fend for himself on Thanksgiving.

star 7.60
144 votes
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Put on a Happy Face

#36 - Put on a Happy Face

Everwood Season 4 - Episode 3

As if adjusting to college life and the news that her secret crush, Reid (guest star Justin Baldoni), is gay weren't enough to handle, Amy learns that Ephram is going to be a regular fixture in her life now that he's moved in with Bright and Reid. Meanwhile, Andy, Nina and Jake attempt to move on with life after Nina decides which man she loves---which is Jake. Bright and Ephram take Hannah to a college party. Andy gets involved in a case dealing with 17-year old Ethan Harcourt who is on anti-depressants since his older brother's car accident and death, but now wants to be intimate with his current girlfriend. Although, the anti-depressants he is taking is causing erectile dysfunction for him and tries to coerce Andy in letting him have Viagra. Ethan wants to keep all of this a secret from his girlfriend and family who don't know about his situation. Andy wavers that he's too young but Ethan doesn't listen and purchases medication online that inevitably ends him up in the hospital after

star 7.59
37 votes
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Powerless

#37 - Powerless

Men of a Certain Age Season 1 - Episode 5

The construction at Owen’s house is shut down by the city when it is discovered that the contractor, who has now disappeared, never filed the proper permits. To make matters worse, the electricity is out, forcing Owen and his family to temporarily stay with his parents. Meanwhile, Joe worries that his daughter’s ex-boyfriend might be stalking her.

star 7.57
16 votes
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Compromises

#38 - Compromises

Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 12

Rebecca gets a new hobby, while Sarah has to make an important decision.

star 7.55
62 votes
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The Player's Choice

#39 - The Player's Choice

Switched at Birth Season 4 - Episode 9

Iris urges Daphne to broaden her college experience by rushing a sorority. Bay inserts herself when Travis's popularity as a UMKC baseball player starts to affect his relationship with Mary Beth. Meanwhile, Toby plans to ask Lily to move in with him.

star 7.52
194 votes
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Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

#40 - Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

Hellcats Season 1 - Episode 4

Lewis asks Marti out but she turns him down. Alice tells Lewis she will stop taking drugs if he helps her get back in shape as a flier, but then after a sweaty workout the two end up having sex. Meanwhile, Savannah takes Dan to her parents’ house for dinner and a fight erupts after Savannah’s mom demands that she stop seeing Dan... Wanda convinces Marti to give Lewis a chance so she tells him she’s ready to date but he has second thoughts.

star 7.52
87 votes
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Allison Rolen Got Married

#41 - Allison Rolen Got Married

Medium Season 6 - Episode 16

It's 1993, and a pregnant Allison is about to marry Joe. But when she has a premonitory dream about one of the wedding guests, and Joe treats the incident with awkward disbelief, Allison gets a bad case of cold feet just as the wedding march starts to play.

star 7.46
69 votes
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Knowing Her

#42 - Knowing Her

Medium Season 2 - Episode 19

Three girls are found murdered. Allison's visions connect Det. Scanlon with the case.

star 7.46
75 votes
Lost & Found

#43 - Lost & Found

Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 15

Kitty finds out someones killed her interview with Times Magazine. Nora invites Ryan to her house. Holly discovers what Tommy's been up to and the ownership he has in Ojai Foods.

star 7.42
67 votes
Giving Up the Girl

#44 - Giving Up the Girl

Everwood Season 3 - Episode 12

When Jake's girlfriend (guest-star Jessica Collins) from Los Angeles arrives in Everwood unexpectedly, Nina comes to his rescue with a shoulder to lean on as he wants to get rid of her and the possibility of more with Nina. Also, Ephram and Amy are back together. He is being the "new supportive boyfriend she deserves." Meanwhile, Harold and Rose worry about Amy after she sets her mind to auditioning for a rigorous ballet program in Denver, and Andy unintentionally humiliates Delia in front of her hockey team.

star 7.18
33 votes
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June

#45 - June

Melrose Place (2009) Season 1 - Episode 11

Amanda moves into Sydney's penthouse while her Bel Air mansion is being built and takes an interest in David. Meanwhile, David and Lauren’s relationship continues to grow, and Ella uses her charms to get Jonah a new job. Also, Amanda and Michael reunite.

star 6.66
17 votes
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