The Best Episodes Directed by Ernest Dickerson

Too Far Gone

#1 - Too Far Gone

The Walking Dead Season 4 - Episode 8

Just when everything started to calm down at the prison, Rick and his group now face imminent danger and destruction. This time, they might not win.

star 8.65
5223 votes
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Do Watcha Wanna

#2 - Do Watcha Wanna

Treme Season 2 - Episode 11

Jazz Fest takes center stage in New Orleans, giving Treme residents a welcome respite from a challenging year.

star 8.42
82 votes
Teenage Wasteland

#3 - Teenage Wasteland

Dexter Season 5 - Episode 9

Dexter and Lumen hunt for their next victim; Debra uncovers new evidence in the Barrel Girl case

star 8.38
1102 votes
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Mission Accomplished

#4 - Mission Accomplished

The Wire Season 3 - Episode 12

"...we fight on the lie." -- Slim Charles A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. Meanwhile, as the detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization, McNulty reassesses his pursuit of Stringer Bell and the path he's chosen for himself. While Royce continues to grapple with Hamsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimize the fallout, even as Colvin's idea becomes public knowledge. Carcetti's ambition becomes obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray, even as Gray has disclosed his own political plans. Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners, as he and Fruit cross paths once again. Bubbles offers his view of the world, both as it is and once was.

star 8.36
1156 votes
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Final Grades

#5 - Final Grades

The Wire Season 4 - Episode 13

"If animal trapped call 410-844-6286" - Baltimore, traditional Burrell tries to help Daniels. Bubbles' big plan backfires and leaves him in big trouble. Colvin tries to find a solution for Namond while Omar makes new plans. McNulty tries to pay back his debt.

star 8.33
1062 votes
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Talk to the Hand

#6 - Talk to the Hand

Dexter Season 6 - Episode 11

Dexter finds that in order to catch the Doomsday Killers, he must create a macabre tableau of his own; Debra's battle with LaGuerta over the case of the dead call girl boils over, and her therapist makes an unnerving suggestion.

star 8.30
1246 votes
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Book of the Unclaimed Dead

#7 - Book of the Unclaimed Dead

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 10

Bosch and Sgt. Amy Snyder uncover a key piece of evidence that could compromise the entire Elias investigation. Edgar and Robertson are rocked by personal disappointment. Irving exposes his enemies. Bosch stalks the suspected Elias killer on his own, and comes face to face with his past.

star 8.21
620 votes
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Swim Deep

#8 - Swim Deep

Dexter Season 7 - Episode 5

While trying to uncover why someone was killed on his boat, Dexter must out-maneuver a vengeful Isaak. New leads are brought to light on the Wayne Randall case by Hannah McKay, Randall's alluring former accomplice.

star 8.17
1506 votes
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The Greatest Love

#9 - The Greatest Love

Treme Season 3 - Episode 4

Antoine does a good deed, and a homeowner suspects Nelson’s deeds may not be so good. Davis fails to sign “Sugar Boy” Crawford for his opera, but Delmond gets his father to sign up for assistance from New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. L.P. learns that his headless skeleton wasn’t always so.

star 8.17
82 votes
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Coda

#10 - Coda

The Walking Dead Season 5 - Episode 8

Rick wants to find a peaceful agreement, but the enemies seem to prefer a more violent resolution.

star 8.17
4841 votes
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Can I Change My Mind?

#11 - Can I Change My Mind?

Treme Season 2 - Episode 8

Davis' band debuts, but Annie is hesitant to perform her new song. Meanwhile, Delmond runs his fusion sound by Dr. John; Nelson makes a deal with the city; Sofia falls in with the wrong crowd; and Janette mulls moving to a less intense job. Performers include Susan Cowsill and Leroy Jones.

star 8.12
81 votes
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Sin of Omission

#12 - Sin of Omission

Dexter Season 6 - Episode 8

Dexter uses lessons he learned from Brother Sam to follow up on some new leads in the Doomsday investigation; Debra butts heads with Captain LaGuerta over the case of a dead call girl.

star 8.12
1185 votes
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The Sea King

#13 - The Sea King

Bosch Season 3 - Episode 10

In this final of the third season: Bosch's relentless pursuit in the Meadows case reaches a climax. Bosch and Edgar talk about a startling discovery. An unexpected visitor drops in on Bosch and Maddie. Harry learns that his history is far from settled.

star 8.11
1073 votes
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What's Eating Dexter Morgan?

#14 - What's Eating Dexter Morgan?

Dexter Season 8 - Episode 3

Dexter continues his manhunt for the Brain Surgeon. Dr. Vogel tries to prove to Dexter that he’s perfect as a psychopath. Debra’s PTSD kicks in and she makes a desperate plea to confess to LaGuerta’s murder.

star 8.11
2345 votes
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Bad Dreams

#15 - Bad Dreams

The Wire Season 2 - Episode 11

"I need to get clean" -- Sobotka FBI agent Fitzhugh's report detailing Sobotka's plan to flip the next morning in exchange for leniency for Ziggy and Nick reaches FBI agent Koutris, who again tips The Greek to the imminent danger. As Sobotka makes his way to the lonely spot under the Key Bridge for his meeting with Vondas, the FBI agent Koutris sends a message to The Greek and warns him of Sobotka's intention to tell the police what he knows. With Sobotka in sight, The Greek tells Vondas that the union leader must not leave their meeting alive.

star 8.11
1225 votes
Monkey In a Box

#16 - Monkey In a Box

Dexter Season 8 - Episode 11

Dexter is torn between fleeing the country with Hannah and Harrison, and taking Saxon out once and for all.

star 8.09
2445 votes
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Dippermouth Blues

#17 - Dippermouth Blues

Treme Season 4 - Episode 3

Desautel brings in the New Year with Davis and Jacques; Davis embarks on a mission to bring music back to Rampart St. Batiste gets a taste of Hollywood South; Annie gets the message "loud and clear" from her manager Marvin Frey. Delmond is inspired to work on a new piece. Lambreaux goes for a night out and over does it. LaDonna takes Alcide and Randall to visit her momma in Baton Rouge. Bernette wants to proceed with a case against Orleans Parish Prison; Colson wants to tell all that he knows.

star 8.09
105 votes
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What Lies Ahead

#18 - What Lies Ahead

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 1

Rick and the group leave Atlanta and encounter a threat on the highway the likes of which they've never seen. Elsewhere, the group search for a missing person.

star 8.08
3819 votes
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Collision

#19 - Collision

Heroes Season 1 - Episode 4

After her night with Brody, Claire wakes up in the last place she would have imagined. Matt meets a couple of men who seem to know too much about him. Mohinder Suresh finds one of the heroes. Hiro's plan backfires in Las Vegas. Linderman's assistant makes more trouble for Niki just as Nathan arrives in Las Vegas to talk to the crooked casino owner about a campaign contribution. Isaac paints a bleak future for Claire. Peter receives a cryptic message from a very unexpected source.

star 8.08
788 votes
Aye Papi

#20 - Aye Papi

Bosch Season 3 - Episode 8

Bosch operates behind-the-scenes to expose wrongdoers. Killers are in the wind. Edgar deals with the fallout of a crucial choice.

star 8.05
1078 votes
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Don't You Leave Me Here

#21 - Don't You Leave Me Here

Treme Season 3 - Episode 8

Desautel's on the Avenue opens softly. Sonny pawns instruments to buy jewelry. LaDonna gets threats from a stranger and support from Albert. Sofia gets evicted for her own protection. Terry finds a case collapsing and his popularity declining. Desiree confronts Robinette.

star 8.04
77 votes
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Practically Perfect

#22 - Practically Perfect

Dexter Season 5 - Episode 3

Dexter hires a nanny; Debra is annoyed with her new partner; Quinn continues to investigate Rita's murder.

star 8.02
1105 votes
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Wildfire

#23 - Wildfire

The Walking Dead Season 1 - Episode 5

Rick leads the group to the CDC after the attack on the camp. Jim must make a terrible life and death decision.

star 8.02
3784 votes
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Road Kill

#24 - Road Kill

Dexter Season 4 - Episode 8

Dexter has always known his father’s Code was meant to protect him from exposure. But after committing a serious mistake, he wonders if it could have been designed to protect him from something even more dangerous – human emotion. When he discovers that Trinity is planning an out-of-town trip, Dexter sees an opportunity to ride along and gain insight into the mind of a fellow monster.

star 7.98
1023 votes
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Bloodletting

#25 - Bloodletting

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 2

Rick discovers a possible safe haven. Shane must go on a dangerous mission to get needed medical supplies.

star 7.98
3551 votes
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Blessed and Bewildered

#26 - Blessed and Bewildered

Third Watch Season 5 - Episode 14

Steeper exiles the paramedics to permanent fixed posts on the street, which upsets everyone on the squad except Doc, who refuses to let anything put a damper on his unusually upbeat attitude; Carlos is less than thrilled when Doc invites Christian to accompany them on a ride-along without getting the proper authorization; when Bosco goes after Nardo for his veiled threats against Rose, Nardo tries to set Bosco up to look like a dirty cop; Rose is fired after Bosco destroys poker machines owned by Nardo in the bar where she works; on the eve of her return to duty, Faith tells Bosco that she wants to repartner with him; Sasha's second thoughts about the plan she and Bosco hatched to repay Nardo for threatening Rose and attempting to frame Bosco turn out to be on target when Nardo flees after murdering two men; Doc and Sasha hook up after Doc throws a big party at his house for his co-workers.

star 7.97
32 votes
Sí Se Puede

#27 - Sí Se Puede

Dexter Season 3 - Episode 6

Miguel is put on test by Dexter. Meanwhile, Rita is forced to reconsider her choices. The Skinner strikes again, this time killing the young boy who worked as Freebo's doorman and Debra begins to feel like she had some part in it.

star 7.97
1077 votes
Misgivings

#28 - Misgivings

The Wire Season 4 - Episode 10

"World goin' one way, people another." -Poot Walker catches Donut boosting cars and teaches him a lesson; Commissioner Burrell gets advice from Senator Davis; Little Kevin has a talk with Marlo and regrets it; Herc ignores Bubbles call and regrets it; the Area Superintendent questions the success of Colvin and Parenti's project class; Senator Davis attempts to con Carcetti; Carver arrests Namond but keeps him out of baby booking; Burrell has the police force juke the numbers with street sweeps; Marlo puts the word out that Randy is a snitch; Elena sees McNulty as a grown up; Chris Partlow and Snoop target Bug's father for Michael.

star 7.94
1038 votes
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L.D.S.K.

#29 - L.D.S.K.

Criminal Minds Season 1 - Episode 6

The BAU is asked to identify a killer who is shooting at victims in broad daylight, and the team works with local law enforcement officers to recreate one of the shootings.

star 7.94
821 votes
Right Place, Wrong Time

#30 - Right Place, Wrong Time

Treme Season 1 - Episode 3

While Davis trades piano lessons for his freedom, Albert makes an unnerving discovery and Annie gets a gig on her birthday.

star 7.91
108 votes
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The Jolly Roger

#31 - The Jolly Roger

Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 3 - Episode 17

Ariel returns to Storybrooke and pleads with Hook to help her find Prince Eric, who never returned to the town when the new curse was invoked. Emma agrees to let Regina teach her how to use magic so that she can help defeat Zelena, and Mary Margaret and David try to prove that they can be just as much fun as Hook is with Henry -- who thinks they are boring. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land during the past year, an angry Ariel confronts Hook over her missing Prince Eric, who she assumes was kidnapped and possibly killed by the swarthy pirate. But when Hook confesses that the Jolly Roger has been stolen and Eric is most likely the thief’s prisoner, Ariel unknowingly provides him with a clue as to who the culprit is, and Hook – with Ariel in tow - goes off in search of his ship.

star 7.90
1367 votes
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The Cradle

#32 - The Cradle

Invasion Season 1 - Episode 8

Sheriff Underlay tracks down a mother who has abandoned a baby at Russell's ranger station. The mother denies that the child is hers. Her mother-in-law swears that the baby is her grandchild and that Christina has been acting strange ever since the hurricane hit. Meanwhile, Mariel who begins questioning why she has been losing touch with her kids makes a shocking discovery in the water.

star 7.88
68 votes
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Salvation Mountain

#33 - Salvation Mountain

Bosch Season 5 - Episode 8

Edgar interviews Clayton, desperate for details on Bosch's location in the desert. Meanwhile, Stones and Carter tell Bosch he's going home, but ominously take him up in the plane by himself. Billets resolves to turn a blind eye to the falsified crime stats. Crate plans Barrel's surprise retirement party. Irving makes his case to the DA, and Edgar gets closer to finding Bo Jonas.

star 7.86
412 votes
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Alone

#34 - Alone

The Walking Dead Season 4 - Episode 13

As one group finds what may be an ideal shelter, another group comes to realize that the best protection comes from those around them.

star 7.84
4734 votes
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Dark Sky

#35 - Dark Sky

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 8

Hollywood Station goes on TAC Alert. Irving plots his next moves. With new evidence, the Elias case takes an unexpected turn. Maddie tries to connect with her past. Bosch harbors doubts about his Task Force and interviews a new suspect.

star 7.82
587 votes
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Luminous

#36 - Luminous

The L Word Season 2 - Episode 7

Shane tries to dull her pain in the hopes that she can forget about Carmen and Jenny's blossoming relationship. Tina comes between Helena and her ex over the custody of their kids and offers a glimmer of hope to Bette. Dana and Alice call everyone to The Planet to announce their new relationship.

star 7.79
81 votes
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The Greatest Detectives in the World

#37 - The Greatest Detectives in the World

Third Watch Season 6 - Episode 6

Miller goes on the hunt for Tara Connelly, and Faith tries a series of approaches to get Barton to reveal the girl's whereabouts, until Miller returns to finish off the con that gets Barton to give it up; although they're both still shaken up by the shooting, neither Brendan nor Grace is willing to discuss it or get some counseling; Finney makes sure that his son's shoot comes up clean in the IAB investigation; at Sasha's house, a picture of the knife that Maritza planted on Mann accidentally falls into Ty's hands, but he doesn't realize the implication of his find; over his protests, Carlos gets admitted into Mercy for overnight observation of his head injury, with Holly vowing to stay by his side; a guilty Faith looks on as Finney arrests Maritza for Mann's murder

star 7.79
28 votes
Birdland

#38 - Birdland

Bosch Season 3 - Episode 6

News explodes that the LAPD is investigating one of its own in a murder case. Bosch homes in on the motive behind a string of homicides. Robertson's doubts about Bosch deepen. Edgar discovers another disturbing link between Harry and a murder victim. Irving assists the investigation of the "Koreatown Killer."

star 7.78
1093 votes
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Middleman

#39 - Middleman

ER Season 11 - Episode 13

Kovač and Pratt examine a man who was shot after he confronted his boss with a gun. Kovač and Dubenko disagree about possible internal injuries, leading Kovač to try several procedures to test his theory. Ultimately Kovač is proven correct, while the patient refers to the day as the best of his life. Pratt also treats a boy with a suspicious gash but releases him despite Wendall's objections, with tragic results. Jake tries to convince Abby that they should date and changes shifts with Jane so that Abby is no longer his supervisor.

star 7.76
80 votes
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Regard a Mere Mad Rager

#40 - Regard a Mere Mad Rager

Blindspot Season 2 - Episode 19

[R] Jane and Weller go undercover on a high-stakes scavenger hunt run by powerful hackers. Shepherd journeys to Thailand to procure a dangerous weapon.

star 7.76
3964 votes
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Pilot

#41 - Pilot

Low Winter Sun (2013) Season 1 - Episode 1

When Detectives Frank Agnew and Joe Geddes murder a fellow cop, the Detroit Police Department launches an investigation that filters through more than just the homicide department. Rising crime lord Damon Callis learns how far he will go to make a name for himself on the streets of Detroit.

star 7.74
272 votes
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Amsterdam

#42 - Amsterdam

The Wire Season 3 - Episode 4

"Why you got to go and fuck with the program?" -- Fruit West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin. Bubbles finds gainful employment; Stringer lunches uptown; and Bunk dangles the promise of immunity to a group of corner boys, in exchange for a little help; Greggs learns how Marlo takes care of business, as Bubbles instructs her on the next big thing: disposable cell phones. Carcetti reveals his political ambitions and tries to enlist the help of an old acquaintance. The cops of the Western ride into the District for a roundup; Colvin delivers his plan to the corner boys, but they're not buying; and a frustrated Cutty opts to return to the game, welcomed back with open arms. McNulty reconnects with Stringer, but fails to connect with Pearlman, who's otherwise engaged.

star 7.74
1190 votes
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Gone

#43 - Gone

Bosch Season 2 - Episode 5

Bosch and Edgar are now hot on Joey Marks's trail. George Irving is pulled deeper into his mission. And Bosch must go to extremes to ensure the safety of those closest to him.

star 7.74
1206 votes
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Self Help

#44 - Self Help

The Walking Dead Season 5 - Episode 5

A new set of issues confront the group while on a mission.

star 7.72
4969 votes
A Nation Reborn

#45 - A Nation Reborn

The Purge Season 1 - Episode 10

Penelope takes charge. Miguel and Pete grapple with an unexpected enemy.

star 7.71
487 votes
Fugazi

#46 - Fugazi

Bosch Season 1 - Episode 4

The bones investigation uncovers the family's dark past. As Bosch's court case reaches a climactic verdict, he gets caught up in a dangerous field trip with Waits, who may be setting him up. A stunning turn of events leads to a frantic citywide manhunt, and Bosch is back on the hot seat.

star 7.70
1281 votes
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Show Me the Mummy

#47 - Show Me the Mummy

Eureka Season 3 - Episode 5

When an Egyptian tomb is opened at Global Dynamics, strange things start to happen, leading Fargo to believe it is the mummy's curse. The mummy, however, has disappeared, and Carter investigates.

star 7.68
487 votes
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Reason to Believe

#48 - Reason to Believe

ER Season 13 - Episode 8

Luka and Abby treat a man injured after driving drunk, but differ about what should be done when his wife appears to have been abused. Later, Luka receives an unsettling package and Abby meets an intriguing stranger. A group of street kids come to the ER when they think one has rabies, and find a guardian angel in blue. Pratt disappears from the ER for a community-related reason, and learns a surprising truth about a family member. Kerry’s TV appearance becomes a real emergency.

star 7.66
64 votes
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The Goat Rodeo

#49 - The Goat Rodeo

Low Winter Sun (2013) Season 1 - Episode 2

When the DPD search the house of murdered detective, Brendan McCann, Frank finds evidence that changes everything. Detective Geddes becomes the center of Boyd’s investigation while Damon and Maya are forced to reevaluate their plans.

star 7.65
202 votes
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Earth

#50 - Earth

Stargate Universe Season 1 - Episode 7

With the situation onboard the Destiny dire, General O'Neill and Home World Command orders Col. Young to execute a high risk plan concocted by the I.O.A. scientists which, in theory, could return the crew to earth.

star 7.60
614 votes
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I Will Participate

#51 - I Will Participate

The Purge Season 1 - Episode 9

Joe debates the Purge with Jane. Miguel teams up with Pete to rescue Penelope.

star 7.57
493 votes
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Mama's Boy

#52 - Mama's Boy

Bosch Season 1 - Episode 5

As the Raynard Waits matter escalates, Deputy Chief Irving sidelines Bosch. The detective turns his focus to unraveling the mystery of the bones case - until he becomes ensnared in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

star 7.55
1226 votes
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Truth Be Told

#53 - Truth Be Told

Medium Season 5 - Episode 8

Allison has a dream about a game show that can detect lies, and upon waking up she hears a buzzer in her head whenever someone tells her a lie. Allison's new talent is put to good use during a murder investigation.

star 7.52
79 votes
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You Are Here

#54 - You Are Here

ER Season 11 - Episode 20

Carter receives early tenure at Susan's expense. Luka finds Sam's pregnancy test, and asks her the result. They argue all day, Lewis suggests if they can't sort it out they may need therapy. Pratt's friend convinces him to attend an old friend's 30th birthday party. Ray thinks a 14-year-old is a drug seeker, but he's really the victim of molestation. Abby meets Jake's extended family at his niece's baptism. Morris is the new chief resident.

star 7.46
65 votes
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Infestation

#55 - Infestation

Under the Dome Season 2 - Episode 2

When Rebecca discovers an infestation of butterfly eggs on the crops, Barbie risks his life to help her save the town's food supply.

star 7.45
2392 votes
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Total Recall

#56 - Total Recall

Crossing Jordan Season 5 - Episode 6

When a suspect confesses to a murder, Woody thinks the hard work is done. The only problem is that this suspect has no recollection of committing the crime. With the help of the new psychologist Woody will learn all is not what it seems.

star 7.29
21 votes
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Something With Bite

#57 - Something With Bite

Fear Itself Season 1 - Episode 9

Wilbur Orwell finds himself turning into a werewolf in this modern re-imagining of the classic tales.

star 6.66
32 votes
The V Word

#58 - The V Word

Masters of Horror Season 2 - Episode 3

A lone vampire punishes two teenage boys who make the poor decision to break into a mortuary.

star 6.35
62 votes
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