The BEST episodes directed by Elliot Hegarty

Imperfect Harmony
312 votes

#1 - Imperfect Harmony

Selfie - Season 1 - Episode 10

When Eliza confesses her feelings to Henry, he avoids the subject by focusing on the company's annual karaoke party.

Tan Lines
3297 votes

#2 - Tan Lines

Ted Lasso - Season 1 - Episode 5

With his wife and son visiting from America, Ted makes drastic changes to the lineup during a critical match.

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222 votes

#3 - Drugs

Bad Education - Season 2 - Episode 5

Mr Fraser organises a guest speaker for Drugs Awareness Day to Miss Gulliver's annoyance. Can Alfie persuade Stephen's parents to let him stay in school?

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Two Aces
3190 votes

#4 - Two Aces

Ted Lasso - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Jamie refuses to train, Ted turns to talented new signing Dani Rojas—and the team is struck by an age-old curse.

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Halloween II
930 votes

#5 - Halloween II

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 7

After being embarrassed over wearing a childish costume at a high school Halloween costume party and being ignored by the guys, Sue asks a flabbergasted Mike for his advice on what boys want when it comes to girls. Meanwhile, Frankie reluctantly volunteers to take Brick's socially awkward school social skills group trick-or-treating, and Axl and his friends devise a plan to trick rather than treat the neighborhood kids on Halloween.

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Bunny Therapy
755 votes

#6 - Bunny Therapy

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 4

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The American
228 votes

#7 - The American

Bad Education - Season 2 - Episode 2

Alfie is shocked by the arrival of new teacher Mr Schwimer at Abbey Grove and even more shocked to learn that he will be taking over Alfie's class.

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110 votes

#8 - Home

Trying - Season 3 - Episode 1

Jason and Nikki wake up as the new parents of two kids they’ve barely met. But will they be able to keep both?

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Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle
558 votes

#9 - Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 17

When the Glossners steal Sue's car, the Hecks, along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood, declare an all-out war.

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Black Santa/White Christmas
624 votes

#10 - Black Santa/White Christmas

black-ish - Season 1 - Episode 10

Dre campaigns to be the new Santa at the annual office Christmas party, but when that honor goes to Angelica, the lovely head of HR, he goes to great lengths to unseat her, because he’s convinced Stevens & Lido needs a black Santa. Meanwhile, Bow is tired of competing with Ruby over who cooks the big Christmas Eve dinner.

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Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death
678 votes

#11 - Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death

The Middle - Season 7 - Episode 6

Each member of the Heck family finds themselves in situations reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone."

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Thanksgiving VII
598 votes

#12 - Thanksgiving VII

The Middle - Season 7 - Episode 8

The Hecks agree to forgo Thanksgiving after Frankie finds out that she's out of a job until January and must pick up a holiday position, which requires her to work on Thanksgiving in order to make ends meet. Much to her dismay, she ends up once again having to portray an overworked 19th century woman back at Heritage Village during the Harvest Feast and finds herself going face-to-face with Sheila (Faith Ford), a woman who definitely takes her job too seriously. Meanwhile, Sue goes back to work at Spudsy's over her holiday break in the hopes that she'll once again run into Logan - the dreamy Abercrombie guy, Axl finds himself in foreign territory when he starts becoming emotional over how his life has turned out, and Mike and Brick find themselves needing to find a bonding experience when the electricity goes out at the house and they are forced to interact with each other.

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Swimming Gala
266 votes

#13 - Swimming Gala

Bad Education - Season 2 - Episode 1

Abbey Grove's new term kicks off with the annual swimming gala, and Alfie bribes his class to take part with the promise of a trip to a restaurant.

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Thanksgiving VIII
876 votes

#14 - Thanksgiving VIII

The Middle - Season 8 - Episode 6

Frankie decides that April is not good enough to be with Axl and does anything she can to keep her out of the annual family Christmas photo. Frankie must fight for Axl's attention when he announces that he will be spending Thanksgiving with April.

252 votes

#15 - Funeral

Bad Education - Season 2 - Episode 3

Alfie is wracked with guilt when Miss Pickwell's suicide note lays the finger of blame on him after one of his class's pranks pushes her over the edge.

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The Real Man
276 votes

#16 - The Real Man

The Real O'Neals - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Pat plans a camping trip to enjoy some father-and-son bonding time with Jimmy, Kenny also joins them to prove that even though he’s gay he can still be manly. During the camping trip, Pat continuously pressures Jimmy about his upcoming wrestling match, which leads to a surprising result. Meanwhile, after Eileen discovers Shannon has been skipping her classes and refuses confirmation, she invites Father Phil over to help answer Shannon’s challenging questions she has about Catholicism.

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Valentine's Day
204 votes

#17 - Valentine's Day

Bad Education - Season 2 - Episode 4

It is Valentine's Day and headmaster Mr Fraser has planned a special Abbey Grove Take Me Out to help the shy kids find love.

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Trip and Fall
868 votes

#18 - Trip and Fall

The Middle - Season 8 - Episode 8

Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination. Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate. Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

Hecking Order
959 votes

#19 - Hecking Order

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 3

Mike learns that Brick has been skipping gym class, and goes to meet with his fourth grade teacher. Meanwhile, Axl plans a prank on Sue, who is now in high school with him.

Ovary And Out
914 votes

#20 - Ovary And Out

The Middle - Season 8 - Episode 13

Frankie becomes sad when her doctor informs her that her ovaries are shriveled up, which means her days of having kids are over. In an attempt to cheer her up, Mike offers to have him and Frankie babysit the neighbor's baby overnight, which puts some perspective on being an older parent. Meanwhile, Sue and Axl are a bit shocked when romantic sparks fly between Sean Donahue and Sue's roommate Lexie; and Brick tries his best to hone up on his font knowledge when he meets Gibson, a worthy font opponent.

The Test
945 votes

#21 - The Test

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 5

Frankie learns that Axl's PSAT's are fast approaching and he hasn't been preparing for them. Sue sets her sights high and decides to try out for cheerleading, while Mike decides that Brick needs to toughen up when he gets bullied at school.

The Jump
659 votes

#22 - The Jump

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 6

Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with school.

A Simple Christmas
1034 votes

#23 - A Simple Christmas

The Middle - Season 2 - Episode 10

While Frankie's parents Tag and Pat visit for Christmas, Mike is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, the Hecks have a disagreement with them over Frankie's idea on how to celebrate the holiday without exchanging presents

Year of the Hecks
801 votes

#24 - Year of the Hecks

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 12

After realizing that no one keeps their New Year's resolutions, Frankie decides that they will be assigned anonymously to each family member, and an all-you-can-eat buffet feast will be the reward for those who can abide by their chosen resolution for a week. But chaos soon ensues when Frankie must spend more time with Brick, Mike needs to smile more, Axl has to keep his bedroom clean, Sue needs to stop trying out for things she'll never make, and Brick must stop reading all of the time.

Leaving Chatswin
579 votes

#25 - Leaving Chatswin

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 15

George is deeply affected when Marty passes away; after learning that Ryan has been dishonest, Tessa considers the future of their relationship and her plans for college.

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220 votes

#26 - Fundraiser

Bad Education - Season 2 - Episode 6

When Abbey Grove is plunged into financial ruin, can Alfie come up with a plan to save it? And can he also stop Miss Gulliver from leaving?

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148 votes

#27 - Liv

Lovesick - Season 2 - Episode 4

Dylan looks at a flat with Abigail, and Luke goes to therapy. Three and a half years ago, Angus and Helen are engaged - and at each other's throats.

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The Kiss
698 votes

#28 - The Kiss

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 8

Mike and Frankie agree to house-sit for Frankie's sister in hope of having a romantic, kid-free weekend; Axl, Darrin and Sean go on a road trip.

Junior Secretary's Day
655 votes

#29 - Junior Secretary's Day

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 9

George has to manage Tessa's recovery after her wisdom teeth are removed and deal with Fred Shay, who has moved into their basement after a career setback; Dallas is insecure about her relationship with George.

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The Yelling
1158 votes

#30 - The Yelling

The Middle - Season 1 - Episode 14

Frankie makes a deal with her kids, that if they do their homework and keep chores she won't nag them. Meanwhile, Mike takes a job as a night driver with Bob.

Out in the Burbs
1100 votes

#31 - Out in the Burbs

Suburgatory - Season 1 - Episode 11

When Tessa is asked to show new guy Josh Sherman around school, she becomes convinced that he's gay, when in fact he's an undercover narcotics officer. Lisa becomes deeply infatuated with Josh, and Tessa inadvertly convinces Mr. Wolfe to make special announcement to the student body. Meanwhile George re-evaluates his relationship with Dallas.

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Lice and Beary White
606 votes

#32 - Lice and Beary White

Trophy Wife - Season 1 - Episode 8

When the Harrison household is infected with lice, Diane tries to take charge leaving Kate feeling bulldozed. Jackie and Kate work together to try to prove a point to Diane, but their plan back fires and the lice problem worsens. Meanwhile, Pete plays mediator between Warren and Bert, who are fighting over custody of a teddy bear.

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Thanksgiving III
974 votes

#33 - Thanksgiving III

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 10

Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister, Janet, and her family also join in, and soon the siblings are at each other's throats over their widely differing parenting techniques. Meanwhile, Mike tries to offer some advice to Axl on how to pick up girls when he witnesses his son trying to impress a pretty mini-mart cashier - and fails miserably; Brick attempts to prove his innocence when he is accused by Janet of damaging her daughter's expensive toy; and Sue is stoked when Frankie, Pat and Janet invite her to take part in their gossip sessions.

Hecks on a Plane
1061 votes

#34 - Hecks on a Plane

The Middle - Season 2 - Episode 16

Sue wins a family trip to New York, and the flight turns into a comedy of errors.

The Smile
717 votes

#35 - The Smile

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 14

Frankie and Mike worry that Axl may not get a sports scholarship; Sue's school science project involves smiling; Brick wants an iPad.

One Kid at a Time
734 votes

#36 - One Kid at a Time

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 12

When Frankie and Mike dedicate a day to each of their children, Axl takes them to a paintball range, Sue has them do 17 separate activities and Brick wants to go to a sci-fi convention.

156 votes

#37 - Agata

Lovesick - Season 2 - Episode 2

Dylan starts seeing Abigail, the hotel clerk from Angus's wedding. Six years earlier, he meets Evie for the first time at a house party.

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Little Steps
94 votes

#38 - Little Steps

Trying - Season 3 - Episode 4

Planning Tyler’s birthday party proves trickier than Nikki and Jason expected—especially when Karen shares some difficult news.

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Hostile Makeover
152 votes

#39 - Hostile Makeover

Super Fun Night - Season 1 - Episode 12

After her break-up with Richard, Kendall takes her anger out on Kimmie, so much so that the firm's frazzled head of HR (guest star Fred Armisen as Brian Headfoot) is called in to broker a truce between them. Marika and Helen-Alice agree to let Jazmine's vapid friends, Heidi and Hayley, give them a makeover at their new salon.

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172 votes

#40 - Frankie

Lovesick - Season 2 - Episode 1

After confessing his feelings to Evie, Dylan flashes back to an ill-fated weekend in the country with the gang and his hippie girlfriend, Frankie.

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The Assistant
548 votes

#41 - The Assistant

Mr. Sunshine - Season 1 - Episode 8

When Roman becomes Alice's assistant, he surpasses her expectations; Alonzo makes a confession about a past relationship.

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The Circle
96 votes

#42 - The Circle

Trying - Season 3 - Episode 2

Jason worries that Tyler will be bullied at school. Nikki has to fire someone at work. Bad news from the landlord forces Jason to take a big gamble.

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Capture the Flag
99 votes

#43 - Capture the Flag

Trying - Season 3 - Episode 3

On a camping weekend, Nikki and Jason try to bond with the kids. At home, Karen faces an existential crisis and Freddy realizes he’s lonely.

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Poetic Injustice
1050 votes

#44 - Poetic Injustice

Suburgatory - Season 1 - Episode 16

When Fred and Sheila strike up a croquet match with Dallas and George, Fred misreads Sheila's interest in George. Fred tells George that Sheila is fantasizing about him and asks him to seduce her. Meanwhile Tessa desperately wants to impress the new poetry teacher, Ms. Evans, but she seems to prefer Dalia's prose.

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151 votes

#45 - Amy

Lovesick - Season 2 - Episode 3

Angus's friends encourage him to start dating after his divorce. Dylan hears back from Amy and remembers a fling that put him in an awkward position.

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Terry by Design
81 votes

#46 - Terry by Design

Family Tools - Season 1 - Episode 10

In the series' final episode, when Terry impresses a client with design advice, she and Jack decide to expand the family business with "Designs By Terry." When the design business starts taking over Mr. Jiffy Fix, both Jack and Darren look for a way to separate the businesses, and it's up to Tony to get Terry and Jack talking again. Meanwhile, Mason becomes CPR certified and wants nothing more than to save a life.

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Eat, Pray, Eat
657 votes

#47 - Eat, Pray, Eat

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 17

When Dallas fears she will never compare to Alex, George's ex, she seeks solace in Jill Werner -- and carbs; Tessa thinks she has lost her youthful vigor; Noah uncovers a secret about his psychiatrist.

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Pam Freakin' Staggs
486 votes

#48 - Pam Freakin' Staggs

The Middle - Season 6 - Episode 10

Frankie acts like a teenager when she hangs out with Pam Staggs, a former classmate who was popular in high school. Meanwhile, Brick surprises Mike by winning an athletic award; Sue pursues some odd hobbies; and Axl seeks a date with Devin Levin.