The BEST episodes directed by David Von Ancken

The Last Waltz
star
8.15
2855 votes

#1 - The Last Waltz

Californication - Season 1 - Episode 12

As Karen's wedding to Bill nears, Hank struggles with accepting what appears to be inevitable. Bill informs Mia that he will not allow her book to be published and Hank has a unique solution to dealing with Becca's surprise visitor.

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The Devil's Workshop
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8.12
1124 votes

#2 - The Devil's Workshop

Code Black - Season 2 - Episode 15

The ER is quarantined when a viral outbreak jeopardizes the lives of the doctors and patients at Angels Memorial. Also, Ariel, the young girl Leanne bonded with a year ago when she lost her father, returns to Angels.

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Diagnosis of Exclusion
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8.12
832 votes

#3 - Diagnosis of Exclusion

Code Black - Season 1 - Episode 15

The doctors are questioned following a violent incident inside the hospital that leaves two doctors gravely injured. Neal and Christa make their relationship to the next level after officially disclosing their romantic relationship to HR.

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Done
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8.07
1349 votes

#4 - Done

Hell on Wheels - Season 5 - Episode 14

The golden spike, government hearings and unpredictable actions mean new beginnings and endings for the survivors.

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Blood Sport
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8.01
812 votes

#5 - Blood Sport

Code Black - Season 1 - Episode 18

Mario confronts Angus about his Adderall abuse and Christa is surprised to learn how romantically involved Neal and Grace were before she left for Haiti. Also, Dr. Mark Taylor returns to help Leanne find the money in their budget to keep Jesse and the nurses from walking out.

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Doctors with Borders
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8.00
910 votes

#6 - Doctors with Borders

Code Black - Season 1 - Episode 5

Neal clashes with his neurosurgeon father over how to treat his gravely ill mother, whose mysterious symptoms force Angels Memorial to quarantine Trauma One.

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Corporeal Form
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8.00
1110 votes

#7 - Corporeal Form

Code Black - Season 2 - Episode 3

Willis defies Campbell’s orders when he helps Mario and Heather perform a radical procedure on a maintenance worker stuck under a boiler that exploded. Also, Angus’ father, Dr. Desmond Leighton, tries to seize Power of Attorney over Mike, who is still in a coma, even though Mike granted that right to his brother, Angus.

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Delta Force
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7.98
1732 votes

#8 - Delta Force

Intelligence (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 8

While in Bolivia with Riley to protect a presidential candidate from assassination, Gabriel is shocked to learn his best friend is the suspect.

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Derailed
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7.97
2444 votes

#9 - Derailed

Hell on Wheels - Season 1 - Episode 8

Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place.

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God of Chaos
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7.96
2444 votes

#10 - God of Chaos

Hell on Wheels - Season 1 - Episode 10

In the Season 1 finale, Cullen's past and future collide, impacting his life on the railroad.

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Hero Complex
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7.96
1133 votes

#11 - Hero Complex

Code Black - Season 2 - Episode 6

Malaya must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she's the victim of a rape. Meanwhile, Willis and Campbell butt heads over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms; and a comedian is treated after he collapses on stage during a performance.

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The Hen House
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7.93
326 votes

#12 - The Hen House

Cold Case - Season 3 - Episode 21

The 1945 case of a murdered newspaper reporter is reopened when new evidence suggests that the woman was thrown in front of a passing train by someone she knew.

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After School Special
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7.90
2591 votes

#13 - After School Special

The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 - Episode 10

Rebekah is back with a vengeance. Bonnie is uncomfortable when her father, Rudy Hopkins, accepts the role of Interim Mayor.

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In the Clouds
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7.88
2451 votes

#14 - In the Clouds

Californication - Season 6 - Episode 6

Karen asks Hank to intervene with Becca. Later, the boys board Air Force 69 with Atticus Fetch to fly to NYC to present the songs for the Broadway adaptation of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Charlie faces a serious case of aerophobia. Atticus is surprised by Faith, while his wife surprises Hank.

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Part Three: Destiny
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7.85
545 votes

#15 - Part Three: Destiny

Tut - Season 1 - Episode 3

Tut sets out against the Mitanni and seeks to destroy the last of his enemies within the palace in order to secure his place in history.

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Blue Code
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7.85
6484 votes

#16 - Blue Code

Person of Interest - Season 1 - Episode 15

Reese discovers there’s more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest POI.

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Monsters and Angels
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7.84
405 votes

#17 - Monsters and Angels

The InBetween - Season 1 - Episode 10

Tom and Damien investigate the murder of a young schoolteacher, only to discover that her killer is someone very close to home. Cassie realizes that she must deal with Ed Roven once and for all.

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Immoral Mathematics
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7.84
3042 votes

#18 - Immoral Mathematics

Hell on Wheels - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lily encounters natives in the wilderness. Cullen is questioned in regards to his recent actions against others. Meanwhile, Durant continues his push for political gain through his persuasions.

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Exile on Main St.
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7.84
4715 votes

#19 - Exile on Main St.

Californication - Season 4 - Episode 1

Just as Hank is released from a 72 hour jail period for assault he is picked up by Charlie and dragged off to show the recent events of F&P with Mia becoming public and dropped into a meeting with a young actress that wants to capitalize on the publicity, and make a movie out of F&P. whom which he later re-enacts F&P in her hotel room. The episode ends with Hank hearing from his lawyer that the assault charges have been dropped and he is then arrested for statutory rape.

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The White Spirit
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7.83
1823 votes

#20 - The White Spirit

Hell on Wheels - Season 2 - Episode 7

In the aftermath of tragedy, Lily and Cullen struggle to maintain order in Hell on Wheels. Meanwhile, Elam makes plans for the future.

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These Are the Names
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7.82
905 votes

#21 - These Are the Names

The Crossing - Season 1 - Episode 11

The lives of the refugees hang in the balance as Jude and Nestor team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Eve and Lindauer move forward with their ruthless effort to tie up loose ends. Series Finale.

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Big Bad Wolf
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7.81
1779 votes

#22 - Big Bad Wolf

Hell on Wheels - Season 3 - Episode 1

After a hard winter, Cullen and Elam travel to New York to secure their positions on the railroad as Durant fights for his legacy from prison.

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Would You Want Me To Tell You?
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7.81
83 votes

#23 - Would You Want Me To Tell You?

Saving Grace - Season 1 - Episode 5

Grace and Ham play cops and robbers with toy guns. Grace’s favorite Aunt Cathy comes to town – has a run in with Earl, clashes with Betty – and reveals some shocking news. But first-- Rhetta, Grace, and Aunt Cathy get drunk and remember old times. Meanwhile, cattle tycoon Alvin Green’s world begins to crumble after his lucky bull statue is stolen. He insists Major Crimes take the case. When Grace’s father has a fire station named after him, Grace’s family comes together for the dedication ceremony. Henry’s cat dies and Grace comforts him the only way she knows how.

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The House of Pain
star
7.80
949 votes

#24 - The House of Pain

Salem - Season 1 - Episode 10

Increase gets closer to understanding who really runs Salem. Anne finds herself in danger, and Mr. and Mrs. Hale realize that Alden may be the only one who can save her.

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Crying Wolf
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7.78
3616 votes

#25 - Crying Wolf

The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 - Episode 14

Stefan and Elena attempt a romantic weekend getaway, not realizing that they've been followed. Damon attends a tea at the Historical Society.

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The Raw and the Cooked
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7.76
3036 votes

#26 - The Raw and the Cooked

Californication - Season 2 - Episode 4

Hank proposes to Karen right before a dinner party, to which Mia, Charlie, Marcy, Lew Ashby, Sonja and Julian are invited. Drugs and special circumstances turn the evening in an unexpected direction.

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Factory Girls
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7.75
521 votes

#27 - Factory Girls

Cold Case - Season 2 - Episode 2

On the eve of the 60-year reunion of women who worked in a weapons factory during World War II, Lilly is asked to re-investigate the death of Alice Miller, one of the worker girls. The death was deemed accidental at the time, but her friend pleads to Lilly to look closer into the case.

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What If She's the Key?
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7.75
221 votes

#28 - What If She's the Key?

Day Break - Season 1 - Episode 12

Hopper finds out that his girlfriend Rita plays an important role in the whole conspiracy.

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The Curse
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7.74
3528 votes

#29 - The Curse

The Following - Season 1 - Episode 12

Ryan finds a follower who may be able to lead the way to Joe Carroll; Agent Weston returns, possibly more affected by his run-in with the cult than anyone realized; Claire and Emma come together for the first time since Joey's abduction.

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Judas Priest
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7.73
1227 votes

#30 - Judas Priest

The Shield - Season 4 - Episode 12

Vic and his crew track down the Russian who was involved with the cop murders, but they lose control during his interrogation and the hit man dies in an explosion before they can get any answers. Meanwhile, Aceveda is blackmailed by the man who assaaulted him. Plus, Rawling's seizure is on the verge of being shelved.

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Wonders of the World
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7.73
1306 votes

#31 - Wonders of the World

House of Lies - Season 2 - Episode 8

During a consultation with an adult-toy company, Jeannie meets an interesting suitor, while Doug comes up with a racy gift idea for his new girlfriend. Later, Marty's brother Malcolm drives a wedge between their father and Marty.

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Polk Salad Annie
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7.73
197 votes

#32 - Polk Salad Annie

Memphis Beat - Season 1 - Episode 4

The attempted murder of a BBQ king brings suspicion upon someone in his inner circle, requiring Sutton to go undercover as a ladies man to get the true story. And Lt. Rice has to show some tough love when her college-age son gets in trouble with the law.

Sandhogs
star
7.72
491 votes

#33 - Sandhogs

Cold Case - Season 4 - Episode 3

The 1948 death of a miner is investigated after transit workers find his body in a service tunnel five stories below a river while expanding the subway system. The deceased was also a married white man in love with a widowed black woman. Also, Lilly feels uncomfortable when Joseph tells her that he loves her.

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Verities & Balderdash
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7.72
3450 votes

#34 - Verities & Balderdash

Californication - Season 3 - Episode 3

Hank attends a university mixer and consoles his jilted assistant; Charlie celebrates his first talent signing.

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Under Control
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7.71
3524 votes

#35 - Under Control

The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 - Episode 18

Stefan displays a rare party attitude and Damon's attempt to find out why Elena's uncle, John Gilbert has returned to town takes an ugly turn.

One Small Step
star
7.71
483 votes

#36 - One Small Step

Cold Case - Season 6 - Episode 7

The team re-opens the case of a 12-year-old boy who died in 1969 when the retired detective who originally worked the case receives a new clue -- a toy rocket bearing the victim's name.

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Slow Happy Boys
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7.70
3491 votes

#37 - Slow Happy Boys

Californication - Season 3 - Episode 5

Hank has the apartment all to his bad self when Becca visits Karen in New York. Hank's old buddy from Long Island pays a visit. Hank shows him an epic time. Hank and his talented pupil Jackie take their student / teacher relationship to the next level. Charlie and Marcy are finally hitting the sheets again.

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30 Minutes or Less
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7.68
2112 votes

#38 - 30 Minutes or Less

Californication - Season 7 - Episode 8

Hank has problems with Hashtag Black. Stu's offer leads to fisticuffs.

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Hell Bent for Leather
star
7.68
2611 votes

#39 - Hell Bent for Leather

Californication - Season 6 - Episode 4

Hank and Charlie's meeting with Robbie Mac isn't as promising as they hoped; and later, Hank reconnects with an entertainment exec he'd worked with. Meanwhile, Marcy, Ophelia and Karen swap tales over dinner, while Becca proves she's her father's daughter at a reading of her work.

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Spring Outbreak (2)
star
7.67
284 votes

#40 - Spring Outbreak (2)

The Order - Season 2 - Episode 8

The Knights try to prevent a strange affliction from spreading. Kepler schemes to strip Vera of her power, and Alyssa searches Vera's house.

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Revenge
star
7.67
444 votes

#41 - Revenge

Cold Case - Season 2 - Episode 16

Lt. Stillman's priest informs him of a long ago confession where a man confessed being involved in the 1998 kidnapping of a 9-year old boy. The case is reopened with this new lead, and it turns out the truth is closer to home.

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Turn the Page
star
7.67
3093 votes

#42 - Turn the Page

Californication - Season 1 - Episode 11

Charlie and Dani represent Mia after she wrote a book that seems to have come out of Hank's feather. Becca decides to move out of Bill and Karen's home to live with her dad Hank.

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Pink Champagne on Ice
star
7.67
3815 votes

#43 - Pink Champagne on Ice

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 19

While investigating the murder of a casino employee, Jane runs into a stage magician he used to tour with during his time as a mentalist and discovers he is hiding a shocking secret.

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The Great Ashby
star
7.65
3041 votes

#44 - The Great Ashby

Californication - Season 2 - Episode 2

Hank finds himself in jail after assaulting a mouthy police officer. Karen, still upset at Hank for his accident at the party, refuses to bail him out. Meanwhile, Charlie gets fired after his former assistant, Dani, plays the agency president a montage of Charlie’s self-pleasuring office sessions.

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Made of Stone
star
7.65
597 votes

#45 - Made of Stone

The InBetween - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tom and Damien enlist Cassie's help when a mother and her young son mysteriously vanish; when suspicion turns to the woman's husband, Cassie's visions reveal a darker, more vengeful plot. Ed Roven returns with an offer for Cassie.

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Viva La Mexico
star
7.65
2074 votes

#46 - Viva La Mexico

Hell on Wheels - Season 2 - Episode 1

In the Season 2 premiere, Durant and Lily steer the railroad further west, while Cullen and Elam land on opposite sides of the law.

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Survivors
star
7.64
1244 votes

#47 - Survivors

Salem - Season 1 - Episode 4

An old nemesis of Alden's arrives in Salem with secrets that could destroy him. Mary loses her grip on Mercy.

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Pilot
star
7.63
3527 votes

#48 - Pilot

Hell on Wheels - Season 1 - Episode 1

A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.

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Entropy
star
7.63
8 votes

#49 - Entropy

Touching Evil (US) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Creegan's friend Cyril is arrested on suspicion of being involved in a spate of fatal knife attacks on smartly dressed men, but a lack of evidence hampers the investigation - until an eyewitness account places him at the scene of one stabbing.

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A Failure to Communicate
star
7.62
330 votes

#50 - A Failure to Communicate

Oz - Season 6 - Episode 4

Glynn receives some good and bad news on the toxic-poisoning case. Meanwhile, Rebadow's relationship with Stella hits a snag; Keller and Beecher work out a mutually beneficial arrangement; Poet and Redding nearly come to blows; Hoyt is transferred from Death Row; and Robson finally gets some redemption.

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