The BEST episodes directed by Dee Rees

Part IV
156 votes

#1 - Part IV

When We Rise - Season 1 - Episode 4

1981: A new disease, initially named gay-related immune deficiency, starts spreading among gay men and drug users in San Francisco. Roma and Diane start a family.

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Part III
326 votes

#2 - Part III

When We Rise - Season 1 - Episode 3

1978–79: Roma sees the establishment of The Women's Building. Harvey Milk runs for the Board of Supervisors against a backdrop of Anita Bryant's Moral Majority and John Briggs's statewide initiative to ban gay people and allies from working with children.

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Without a Country
991 votes

#3 - Without a Country

Empire (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it’s off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new company, Hakeem decides to form a girl group and woos a hot Latina lead singer, proving that he can be more than just an artist. Meanwhile, Lucious, feeling extra pressure from a bloodthirsty prosecutor, hires a new lawyer and records an epic track from inside jail. In Lucious’ absence, Jamal neglects his music and makes business moves that further his journey toward becoming every bit as ruthless as his father.

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Welcome Back, Mr. Brown
1079 votes

#4 - Welcome Back, Mr. Brown

Upload - Season 2 - Episode 1

While living with Ingrid, Nathan searches for Nora, who has fled off the grid.

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1081 votes

#5 - THE SPY

Space Force - Season 1 - Episode 6

Flying high after his war games win, General Naird comes crashing back to reality when he learns there may be a spy in Space Force.

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1117 votes


Space Force - Season 1 - Episode 5

Armed with weapons that are less than intimidating, Space Force soldiers — led by General Naird — play war games with their Air Force rivals.

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Kill All Others
805 votes

#7 - Kill All Others

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Season 1 - Episode 10

A man hangs dead from a lamppost, ignored, apparently murdered after a politician running for office encourages the population toward violence. When one man dares to speak up in protest, he finds himself instantly becoming a new target.

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A Lovely Nowhere
145 votes

#8 - A Lovely Nowhere

Saint X - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Thomas family arrive on Saint X for what seems like an idyllic family trip. Meanwhile, in present day Brooklyn, Emily has a surprise encounter with someone from her past. We see the genesis of Gogo and Edwin’s friendship.

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