The BEST episodes directed by Edward Zwick

6 votes

#1 - Gardenia

Once And Again - Season 3 - Episode 12

A tragic accident shakes Karen from her deep depression and sets her up for the toughest battle of her life. This makes Eli and Jessie learn the hard way that their parents are more fragile than they'd thought.

Food for Thought
4 votes

#2 - Food for Thought

Once And Again - Season 2 - Episode 6

Jesse is taken to a psychiatrist to find out why she isn't eating. Karen's firm is hired to oppose the building of Miles' building -- the one Rick is designing.

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11 votes

#3 - Pilot

Once And Again - Season 1 - Episode 1

Lily Manning, separated from her husband, and Rick Sammler, divorced for 3 years, meet by chance when her daughter, Grace, injures her ankle in a soccer game. They go out on a date, and are instantly attracted to each other.

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The Parents Are Coming, the Parents Are Coming
9 votes

#4 - The Parents Are Coming, the Parents Are Coming

thirtysomething - Season 1 - Episode 2

Hope's anxiety over her parents' impending visit taxes everyone's patience. Hope gets devastating news: Her parents are coming to visit in two days! The Steadmans hope Gary can fix their out-of-order bathroom in that time. Hope grows more and more frantic as the arrival approaches, and the news that Gary won't have the bathroom fixed only adds to her anxiety. Michael and Hope go to pick up Ruth and Ted Murdoch at the airport. On the way home, a palpable tension already is noticeable between Hope and her mother. Despite the parents' protests, Hope and Michael insist they take their master bedroom with its own bath. At night, Michael needs his razor but is afraid to enter in on Ruth and Ted. When they do let him in, Michael perhaps is thinking he's taking a look at Hope and himself thirty years down the line. Hope goes shopping with her mother and buys a dress she really doesn't like, but was afraid to disagree about with her mother.

Where There's Smoke
7 votes

#5 - Where There's Smoke

Once And Again - Season 1 - Episode 11

Jake gets into trouble with his business. A small fire at Lily's house causes a lot of worry. Karen struggles with Eli's moving into the basement.

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707 votes

#6 - Go

Away - Season 1 - Episode 1

As the mission launches, Emma finds her mettle as commander tested by an onboard accident, a divided crew and a family emergency back on Earth.

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Unfinished Business
5 votes

#7 - Unfinished Business

Once And Again - Season 1 - Episode 17

Lily and her family cope with a life-altering accident.

Accounts Receivable
1 votes

#8 - Accounts Receivable

thirtysomething - Season 1 - Episode 16

A rocky relationship between Michael and his brother Brad is further strained when Michael learns the family business is almost bankrupt.

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1 votes

#9 - Arizona

thirtysomething - Season 3 - Episode 21

CAPSULE: Michael and Hope's relationship is deteriorating as they gather to attend her parents' anniversary celebration. Hope informs Michael they need to attend her parents' 40th wedding anniversary celebration in Arizona, but Michael says he needs to stay home for a while to attend to work. John Dunaway is in town and Hope invites him to stay at their house in her absence. Michael attends a dinner party at Melissa's where the guests joke about Hope having the hots for John. Michael returns home to find John looking very comfortable, seated in front of the fireplace with Grendel the dog at his feet. Michael immediately books the next flight to Phoenix. When Michael arrive earlier than expected in Arizona, it doesn't take long before festering tensions between him and Hope rise to the surface. She accuses him of working too much and ""checking out"" on his family. She tells him he's not proud of her for the things he should be, such as her work as a mother and with the ERC. Michael sneer

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