The BEST episodes directed by David Petrarca

The First Lady
star
8.60
5 votes

#1 - The First Lady

Jack & Bobby - Season 1 - Episode 5

The future reveals a dark secret about the soon-to-be First Lady. Back in the present, Jack offers to escort a depressed Courtney to her father's work fundraiser leading to an unexpected confession and kiss. Bobby is having problems with another school bully. Meanwhile, much to the consternation of her sons, Grace offers to let a homeless man stay at their house for a few days until she can find him a better place to live.

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And Justice for All
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8.50
4 votes

#2 - And Justice for All

Jack & Bobby - Season 1 - Episode 16

Peter is forced to take action after learning about the relationship between Grace and Tom (Bradley Cooper). Grace has to go up against the University Ethics Committee when they find out about her relationship with Tom. Bobby and Warren solicite themselves to members in the neighborhood to do odd jobs, but they keep getting rejected until Mrs. Sorensen has them clean out her infested garage at a very low wage. In a twist, Bobby finds Jack's wallet in the garage that was stolen by one of the guys that robbed him and finds out Mrs. Sorensens godson Ted was storing stuff in his garage. Jack and Marcus decide to confront him where he works, but it doesn't go well. Then, Jack and Marcus immediately call the police but things don't go so well. Marcus and Jack then decide to take matters into their own hands with Ted, but it backfires. In the future Pres. McCallister has to handle being criticized by former Pres. Adler in retaliation to when McCallister criticzed Adler when he was president a

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The Long Lead Story
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8.29
256 votes

#3 - The Long Lead Story

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - Season 1 - Episode 5

During cast rehearsals with Lauren Graham and Sting, a reporter attempts to get the real story on Matt and Harriet. Meanwhile Jordan passes on a tasteless new reality series.

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Episode 20
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8.22
212 votes

#4 - Episode 20

Everwood - Season 1 - Episode 21

Dr. Brown faces one of the toughest moral decisions of his career when a distraught pregnant teenager (guest star Kate Mara) and her father (guest star Kevin Tighe) come to him for guidance about terminating her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Ephram is humiliated in front of the entire school when his date for the Spring Formal ditches him at the dance to make-out with her boyfriend. Lastly, Amy and Colin (Mike Erwin) have a huge fight when she chooses to console Ephram against Colin's wishes.

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Souvenirs
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8.12
310 votes

#5 - Souvenirs

Those Who Kill (US) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Thomas' decision to stop working on active cases causes Catherine to investigate his past, leading her to an unexpected family history. Catherine takes Thomas to the scene of her childhood trauma where she finally reveals all the details that still haunt her.

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The Day Is Done
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8.07
202 votes

#6 - The Day Is Done

Everwood - Season 2 - Episode 22

Ephram is on cloud nine after being accepted into Julliard's summer program, but his emotions are sent into a tailspin when Amy shares her feelings for him and asks that he stay in Everwood for the summer. Meanwhile, Dr. Abbott's family thinks he's gone off the deep end when he decides to open a bagel shop in response to losing his malpractice insurance, and Andy learns a shocking revelation about his family.

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You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
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8.03
626 votes

#7 - You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)

Nashville (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Rayna wants to change her sound and seeks out the help of a highly successful music producer, Liam McGuinnis; Juliette goes on a sham date with a squeaky-clean NFL quarterback as a PR move for her tarnished image; meanwhile, Lamar's plan to delay Coleman with a police traffic stop on his way to an important photo op for both candidates works too well, and Scarlett's relationship with Avery gets rocky.

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Ourselves Alone
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8.02
3656 votes

#8 - Ourselves Alone

Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 - Episode 2

Despite being publicly embarrassed by legal trouble, Nucky's biggest concern may be holding on to his private army in a battle for control of Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Jimmy pitches a business deal to Arnold Rothstein in New York, but may have more in common with Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano. Margaret draws on past experience to retrieve some valuable information, Chalky clashes with a fellow inmate, and an Irish nationalist comes to town looking for support.

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Chess Lessons
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8.00
4 votes

#9 - Chess Lessons

Jack & Bobby - Season 1 - Episode 9

Grace promises to be on her best behavior when she and Jack go to Missy's house for dinner but loses her cool after the Reverend (guest-star Ed Begley, Jr.) starts attacking her ideals poltical policies. Upset by the event, Grace turns to Tom (Bradley Cooper) and the two share a very romantic moment. Meanwhile, Bobby intentionally loses at chess games with Peter in order to spend more time with him. Also, Courtney uses Marcus to get back at Jack. Lastly, in the future Pres. McCallister uses chess in his way of strategizing a war.

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A New Frontier
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8.00
6 votes

#10 - A New Frontier

Jack & Bobby - Season 1 - Episode 13

Bobby becomes suspicious of Grace's relationship with Tom after Tom coincidentally shows up during a camping trip and Bobby is not happy at all. While Jack and Missy's relationship seems to be coming to an end as he competes with Truman High's football captain Randy for Missy's affection lately, Courtney's dating life is heating up with college freshman Nate (guest-star Mike Erwin). Also, Jack befriends a girl patient, Katie, who also goes to school with him in the waiting room of his doctor's office for his knee appointment. The future reveals that President McCallister, despite risks involved, supports space travel to the planet Mars.

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Caution: Parents Crossing
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8.00
3 votes

#11 - Caution: Parents Crossing

Jack & Jill - Season 2 - Episode 3

Jill's mother and Jack's parents visit the newly engaged couple at Jack's aprtment. Jack hits it off with her future mother-in-law, but Jill has lesss success with his in-laws-to-be. Elsewhere, Audrey is interviewed about her new movie on a local morning talk show and she reveals an embarrassing secret, while Barto uncomfortably watches on a television board in Times Square.

Garden of Bones
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7.98
21482 votes

#12 - Garden of Bones

Game of Thrones - Season 2 - Episode 4

Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, and Tyrion scrambles to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her khalasar arrive at the prosperous city of Qarth. Tyrion coerces a relative into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives are in the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane. Stannis orders Davos to smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

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Psychopathia Sexualis
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7.97
1197 votes

#13 - Psychopathia Sexualis

The Alienist - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kreizler and Moore travel to Washington D.C., Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth. Lucius tells Marcus a secret. Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.

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End of Days
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7.96
320 votes

#14 - End of Days

Big Love - Season 4 - Episode 9

With the election only days away, Bill puts the squeeze on Paley to protect his candidacy. But Marilyn has an ace up her sleeve that threatens to wreck Bill's chances. Meanwhile, Nicki gets news that seems too good to be true; and a late-breaking polygamist scandal forces Bill and his three wives to rethink their bold post-election plans.

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The Ghost of Harrenhal
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7.93
21266 votes

#15 - The Ghost of Harrenhal

Game of Thrones - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Baratheon rivalry ends, driving Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King’s Landing, Tyrion’s source alerts him to Joffrey’s defense plan - and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. At Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H’ghar, one of the prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks. The Night’s Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient ringfort where they hope to stem the wildings' advance.

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Need to Know
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7.91
199 votes

#16 - Need to Know

Everwood - Season 3 - Episode 10

As Andy finally realizes that his feelings for Amanda (Anne Heche) are only growing stronger despite his best efforts to maintain a platonic friendship, Andy decides it's in both of their best interests if he refers her husband's case to Dr. Abbott from now on. Upon hearing news that Madison (Sarah Lancaster, who does not appear in the episode) and her band are performing in Everwood, Ephram seeks guidance from Bright, signalling a thaw in the boys' chilly relationship as of late with Ephram and Amy dating. Lastly, Amy's curiosity brings about Hannah's (Sarah Drew) family secret.

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Not How We Do Business
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7.89
661 votes

#17 - Not How We Do Business

Warrior - Season 2 - Episode 3

With their new enterprise going well, Young Jun shares his worries with Ah Sahm about the new men Father Jun has brought over from China, and later, the partners are impressed by Hong, an enthusiastic recruit with a secret. Meanwhile, Chao goes to Mai Ling for help keeping Zing away from his business, Sophie grows closer to Leary, Nellie’s politics raise questions from her peers, and things take a deadly turn at Bill’s home.

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East Meets West
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7.88
141 votes

#18 - East Meets West

Everwood - Season 2 - Episode 4

Andy's well-intentioned plan to give Ephram more free time by hiring college student Madison Kellner (guest star Sarah Lancaster) as a caretaker for Delia ends up making things worse when Madison treats Ephram like a child, as well and embarrasses him in front of Amy. Meanwhile, Andy's concern for Colin's alcoholic father (guest star Michael Flynn) blinds him to Nina's struggles with her divorce proceedings. Dr. Abbot continues to clash with his sister, Dr. Linda Abbott, when she tries to take over his office and the difference in their personalities and medical philosophies becomes alarmingly clear.

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For Every Action...
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7.86
197 votes

#19 - For Every Action...

Everwood - Season 3 - Episode 1

Ephram and Amy are reunited after a long summer spent apart while Ephram attended Julliard's summer program in New York, but Amy's euphoria is quickly replaced with paranoia after she notices Ephram acting distant. Meanwhile, Andy is plagued by guilt over whether he made the right decision concerning Madison's pregnancy, and Dr. Abbott befriends the town's newest citizen, Jake Hartman, who turns out to be a doctor from California looking to open a new practice in Everwood.

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The Scrapyard of Childish Things
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7.86
1236 votes

#20 - The Scrapyard of Childish Things

Happy! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Sax and Happy embark on lonely journey in which Sax stumbles on a new plan to negotiate for his daughter's release and Happy takes solace in the welcoming arms of another Imaginary Friend.

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Subduction
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7.84
2210 votes

#21 - Subduction

The Expanse - Season 4 - Episode 3

New alien threats emerge on Ilus as Naomi battles health challenges on the planet. Bobbie searches for a missing person on Mars. Avasarala faces a new challenge in the UN.

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Episode Three
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7.84
261 votes

#22 - Episode Three

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 3

With the investigation in full swing, Mark Solano is brought in for questioning after getting caught in a lie. Then, Gemma reveals a secret to the detectives and Carver interviews Ellie's husband, Tom.

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Lost and Found
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7.82
488 votes

#23 - Lost and Found

Drop Dead Diva - Season 1 - Episode 5

Deb is only 24 but faces Jane’s 32nd birthday on the horizon. When she takes on a pro-bono case for a man who was wrongfully incarcerated and freed 10 years later, she realizes she has lost of eight years of her own life. Kim and Grayson must defend a man who created a website for married couples looking to cheat.

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Retrograde
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7.79
2148 votes

#24 - Retrograde

The Expanse - Season 4 - Episode 4

Drummer and Ashford confront a dangerous person from Naomi’s past. Murtry hunts down a target. Bobbie’s makes a life-changing confession.

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Til Death do Us Part
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7.78
409 votes

#25 - Til Death do Us Part

Big Love - Season 5 - Episode 7

Bill eyes a wedding as a chance to reseal his commitment to his wives; Alby makes a game-changing power play.

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Prisoners
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7.76
1513 votes

#26 - Prisoners

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Marco finds his fate in the hands of Kublai yet again, while behind the walls of Xiangyang, Chancellor Sidao sets his sights on regaining power.

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AKA It's Called Whiskey
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7.74
5734 votes

#27 - AKA It's Called Whiskey

Marvel's Jessica Jones - Season 1 - Episode 3

It won't be easy to acquire or deploy, but Jessica thinks she's found a weapon to use against Kilgrave. Luke and Jessica bond over their similarities.

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Snow Job
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7.74
213 votes

#28 - Snow Job

Everwood - Season 1 - Episode 15

On a church ski trip chaperoned by perpetual party pooper Dr. Abbott, Amy and Colin share their first kiss since the surgery. Ephram finds himself intrigued by Colin's younger sister, Laynie (guest star Nora Zehetner), who has recently returned home from boarding school. Also, Bright attempts to get to the next base with his girlfriend (guest star Devon Reilly). Meanwhile, Andy hesitantly agrees to attend a singles mixer with the recently divorced Reverend Keyes (guest star Tim Dekay).

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Resignation Day
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7.74
223 votes

#29 - Resignation Day

Political Animals - Season 1 - Episode 6

In the Season 1 finale, Elaine's plan to resign hits a snag and her resignation letter leaks to the press. Elsewhere, Douglas confesses his betrayal and makes a rash decision; and a surprising event leaves everyone at a crossroads.

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Chewed Up, Spit Out, and Stepped On
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7.73
980 votes

#30 - Chewed Up, Spit Out, and Stepped On

Warrior - Season 1 - Episode 6

Tensions escalate between the Hop Wei and Long Zii after an assassination attempt during a boisterous Chinatown parade. Big Bill sets out to pay his debt to Jack Damon, leaving Lee to keep watch over Lucy and the kids. Mayor Blake and Deputy Mayor Buckley get a mandate from Robert Crestwood, a senator with eyes on the White House.

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Hug
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7.73
1493 votes

#31 - Hug

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Marco gets an unpleasant surprise upon his return to Kublai's court. Kublai faces an impossibly difficult decision.

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Sins of the Father
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7.72
328 votes

#32 - Sins of the Father

Big Love - Season 4 - Episode 5

Bill pulls out all the stops to win Paley's support for the State Senate nomination, while Nicki continues as his campaign's 'secret weapon.' Meanwhile, Margene gets the cold shoulder; Marilyn pitches to represent the casino's interests in Washington; Frank picks a bad time to drop by the casino; and Bill absorbs a last-minute sucker punch from Coburn.

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AKA 99 Friends
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7.72
5360 votes

#33 - AKA 99 Friends

Marvel's Jessica Jones - Season 1 - Episode 4

A new case demands attention as Jessica tries to find out who's spying on her for Kilgrave. Trish's radio show yields unexpected consequences.

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Hail Mary
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7.72
1189 votes

#34 - Hail Mary

Tyrant - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Jamal prepares to throw down the gauntlet on the thousands of citizens gathered in the Plaza to protest his reign, Barry scrambles to put together a summit in the hopes of avoiding violence and bloodshed.

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Hope in a Jar
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7.70
10 votes

#35 - Hope in a Jar

Popular - Season 1 - Episode 13

Kennedy High goes crazy with the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Everybody gets obsessed with their looks and they run against the clock to get in shape. Josh gets in SD's sweating system to lose a few pounds and get Brooke back. Sam asks Harrison to the dance, but he chooses Brooke when she asks him, and so Sam goes with Josh for retaliation. Harrison works out too much and has a muscle breakdown and can't move. The cheerleading squad starves to lose weight and agree to make April Tuna less weird. Lily takes Emory Dick. Sam wears an inflatable bra. Carmen goes by herself and asks Josh at the dance, but he is dehydrated. And the final lesson is given by Principal Hall, who has only found true love after she lost her sight.

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Fight or Flight
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7.70
219 votes

#36 - Fight or Flight

68 Whiskey - Season 1 - Episode 6

Col. Austin brings the hammer down hard on Roback, Davis, and Alvarez. Davis brokers the big fight with Sasquatch. Qasem helps Holloway at her medical clinic.

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The Scholar's Pen
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7.70
1456 votes

#37 - The Scholar's Pen

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Marco and Hundred Eyes take on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the walled city of Xiangyang, while its chancellor struggles to hold on to power.

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Unicorn
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7.70
610 votes

#38 - Unicorn

Hemlock Grove - Season 2 - Episode 8

Roman tells Norman the truth about their family. Olivia’s rehabilitation takes an unexpected turn. Destiny discovers what the murderers are plotting.

He Who Discovers His Own Self, Discovers God
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7.69
1501 votes

#39 - He Who Discovers His Own Self, Discovers God

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 4

A pagan helps Landry search his past. Gawain conducts a murder investigation. Princess Isabella is betrayed.

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Let God's Work Begin
star
7.68
1429 votes

#40 - Let God's Work Begin

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 2 - Episode 4

The challenge for the throne escalates when two of Kublai's sons are endangered. Far away, another thread to the khan is born.

If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?
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7.66
6055 votes

#41 - If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?

True Blood - Season 4 - Episode 3

Sookie makes a deal with Eric and reconnects with Alcide; Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie flexes her newfound powers; Pam delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette, Tara and Jesus; Eric spoils Sookie's faerie reunion.

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The Chinese Connection
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7.66
652 votes

#42 - The Chinese Connection

Warrior - Season 2 - Episode 2

Ah Sahm and Young Jun search for a discreet place to hide their product after striking a deal with a new opium supplier. As Lee becomes increasingly dependent on laudanum, he and Bill continue to investigate the swordsman murders. Mai Ling sends Li Yong and Zing to deliver a message to a rival tong. Penny asks for Ah Sahm’s help in protecting her factory. Sophie continues to pique Leary’s interest. Ah Toy receives a visit from Nellie Davenport, a wealthy widow committed to ending the exploitation of Chinese women.

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9 Crimes
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7.65
5870 votes

#43 - 9 Crimes

True Blood - Season 3 - Episode 4

Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for his former fiancee. Bill "procures" dinner for Russell and Lorena. Sam brokers a deal with Tommy and his parents. Andy gets a promotion and draws Jason's attention. Arlene is irked by Jessica's arrival at Merlotte's. Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill. Franklin takes Tara on a road trip.

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Grayson's Anatomy
star
7.65
421 votes

#44 - Grayson's Anatomy

Drop Dead Diva - Season 1 - Episode 13

Everyone at the firm is up in arms when they anticipate Parker is going to make an announcement of the newest partner. Jane finally makes the decision to move on with her life and forget about Grayson when she learns he has been dreaming about her. Jane also gets an unexpected visit from a man from her past whose sudden appearance throws her for a loop.

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No Ordinary Detention
star
7.64
1820 votes

#45 - No Ordinary Detention

No Ordinary Family - Season 1 - Episode 13

While Internal Affairs officer Rachel Jacobs investigates reports of a rogue cop, Jim risks revealing himself as the prime suspect when the police station is overrun by a group of thugs, and he is the only hope of survival. Meanwhile, while trying to nurse an ailing Joshua back to health at the lab, Katie and Stephanie run into Human Resources VP Victoria Morrow and begin to suspect that she isn't who she says she is.

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Lost Boys
star
7.64
232 votes

#46 - Lost Boys

Political Animals - Season 1 - Episode 4

T.J. recounts the events that lead up to his suicide attempt while dealing with his family's lack of interest in his club opening. Douglas struggles to cope with his betrayal and meanwhile, Elaine has a diplomatic crisis on her hands upon her return from overseas.

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Extra Ordinary
star
7.63
177 votes

#47 - Extra Ordinary

Everwood - Season 2 - Episode 2

Andy is concerned that Ephram needs more extracurricular activities to get into a top college, but Ephram is only focused on his Julliard audition, which has surprising results. Amy's lack of interest in college preparation alarms her mother more than her father. Bright's poor grades get him kicked off the football team, threatening the scholarship his father believes may be his only chance to get into a decent school. Meanwhile, Andy tries to help a cheerleader (guest-star Kristen Bell) with ruptured breast implants, who cares more about looking good than her own health.

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Paris is Burning
star
7.62
1252 votes

#48 - Paris is Burning

Gilmore Girls - Season 1 - Episode 11

Sookie and Lorelai have a frank talk about relationships. Paris needs to make amends after revealing a parent/teacher affair. Sookie asks Jackson out on a date.

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The White Mountain
star
7.61
1050 votes

#49 - The White Mountain

Warrior - Season 1 - Episode 4

Big Bill finds himself compromised by his gambling excesses, but discovers a possible solution after an opium-den raid. Penny reveals the circumstances that prompted her to marry Mayor Blake, who’s determined to show voters he won’t tolerate San Francisco’s “Yellow Peril.” After meeting with leaders of the Fung Hai tong, Mai Ling offers Ah Sahm a way out of a protracted — and bloody — tong war.

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Whatever I Am, You Made Me
star
7.61
4514 votes

#50 - Whatever I Am, You Made Me

True Blood - Season 5 - Episode 3

The search for Debbie Pelt becomes official when her parents come to Bon Temps to ask Andy to look for her, but Sookie is afraid of what they—and Alcide—might find out. Meanwhile, Roman mulls Bill and Eric's proposal to do away with Russell Edgington, though Salome has her own separate vetting process; and Jason has an uneasy reunion with an influential teacher from high school.

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