The Best Episodes Directed by Gloria Muzio

End of Tour

#1 - End of Tour

Third Watch Season 6 - Episode 21

Faith negotiates the end of a live on TV hostage situation. The leader of a vampire cult holds Emily hostage until Bosco saves the day. Cruz attempts to negotiate a deal with a gangbanger to end the war on the 55th Precinct, but instead, he organizes his troops to attack.

star 8.83
71 votes
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Higher Calling

#2 - Higher Calling

Third Watch Season 5 - Episode 21

The Boscorelli family suffers a tragic loss at the hands of Donald Mann, who blames Bosco, Faith and Maritza for the death of his son in a high-speed chase; the Yokas family heads off in different directions; the Martin family splits apart into separate jail cells for the parents, and a return home for Rebecca to the mother from whom she was stolen as an infant; the paramedic family at the 55 gets a new member, Grace Foster, which makes no one involved very happy.

star 8.82
71 votes
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And You Wonder Why I Lie

#3 - And You Wonder Why I Lie

Saving Grace Season 1 - Episode 6

The death of an alleged call girl in a flight attendant’s uniform leads Grace and the guys to investigate a notorious Oklahoma crime family. Grace is finally confronted by Ham’s wife about the affair. A financially-strapped Rhetta gets excited about making two grand as an expert witness. And Grace and Rhetta hatch a secret plan for Rhetta to meet Earl.

star 8.23
78 votes
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Miso Honei

#4 - Miso Honei

Son of the Beach Season 1 - Episode 8

When the world's most dangerous tsunami, Miso Honei, is detected rushing at Malibu Adjacent, the Mayor senses a media event and tries to get Notch to surf it. He refuses until the Mayor grants a parole to the only other surfer capable of surviving the wave, Adolf Manson. Manson's bad boy image wows Malibu Adjacent's impressionable children. Will Notch jump on Miso Honei for the kids and ride it safely to shore? Also, Chip and B.J. fall in love and decide to quit the force.

star 8.13
39 votes
Run Like Hell

#5 - Run Like Hell

The Black Donnellys Season 1 - Episode 6

Tommy is once again in trouble because of the actions of his brothers. Jimmy and Kevin's bookmaking action are putting everyone in jeopardy and tommy must fix the errors again. He must track down the money who is supposed to pay his friend Maxwell. Meanwhile, Kevin toss Louie Downtown's phone but he will need the help of Whitey, who helps him transfer the numbers.During the meantime, Jenny discovers that her father is in a bad shape because of a medical condition.

star 8.12
140 votes
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The Fisher King (2)

#6 - The Fisher King (2)

Criminal Minds Season 2 - Episode 1

The BAU team continues to unravel the clues given to each of them by a psychopath in order to save his most recent victim. Gideon decides not to focus on the personal aspects of the case. Rather, he tells the team to profile the killer as they would in any other investigation. Reid stays behind to work on a personal connection that could solve the case as one member of the team fights for life.

star 8.08
1940 votes
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#7 - Lies

The Black Donnellys Season 1 - Episode 5

Joey Ice Cream meets his long-suffering prison counselor, Mr. Happy Harisson, who unlike his name suggests, is the world's biggest pessimist, getting more and more frustrated as Joey continues to tell lie after lie. When Tommy tries to cash out the rest of his tuition money, he is informed that someone has already canceled his tuition.

star 8.06
115 votes
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May the Best Man Win

#8 - May the Best Man Win

Ed Season 3 - Episode 6

Jennifer Bradley breezes back into Ed's life claiming that she needs his legal advice; Ed accepts Dennis's sarcastic offer to be his best man; Carol's impending marriage is making Molly feel neglected.

star 8.05
86 votes
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#9 - Identity

CSI: Miami Season 3 - Episode 15

When the CSIs find a woman swallowed whole and killed by a gigantic snake, they uncover a covert drug smuggling operation. Evidence leads Horatio and the team to a drug smuggling operation where large snakes are suspected of be being used to bring illegal drugs into the country to avoid detection by customs. However, when Horatio finds that Clavo Cruz, a nemesis of Horatio's who hides behind his diplomatic immunity, may be behind the operation, the team must find a legal way to put the criminal behind bars. Meanwhile, Wolfe must find the truth when two women each claim that they are the real victim of identity theft and the other is the culprit.

star 8.04
335 votes
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#10 - Care

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 3 - Episode 9

The battered body of a five-year-old girl in foster care is discovered, and suspicion soon turns to the girl's foster brother, who is into violent video games and doesn't seem quite right in the head. The investigation turns to the girl's biological mother as well as to her foster mother and grandmother as the team tries to figure out who is the real guilty party, and who is only a red herring.

star 7.98
354 votes
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Save Our Souls

#11 - Save Our Souls

Ghost Whisperer Season 4 - Episode 4

Melinda and Jim go away on a romantic cruise and Melinda comes into contact with an angry ghost who haunts a newlywed couple.

star 7.98
370 votes
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One Minute

#12 - One Minute

Chicago Fire Season 1 - Episode 4

Chief Boden is accused of leaving a homeless man to die in a warehouse fire after ordering his men to evacuate the scene, creating negative press and bad feeling within the department. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Severide helps an elderly woman facing some neighborhood problems. Detective Voight ramps up his intimidation tactics aimed at Casey in an attempt to discourage him from testifying against his son. Shay is forced to revisit her heartbreak over her ex-girlfriend Clarice, when she finds herself face-to-face with the ex and her husband during a call. Hermann’s temper flares during a rescue call at a Halloween block party.

star 7.95
1753 votes
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#13 - Lessons

The Wire Season 1 - Episode 8

An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of Stringer Bell's car. Later, Omar earns his 'loose cannon' reputation.

star 7.92
3812 votes
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The Shot

#14 - The Shot

Ed Season 2 - Episode 19

On the 15th anniversary of his missing the foul shot that led to Stuckeyville High's losing the championship, Ed looks to rewrite history by reenacting the moment and making the shot this time around; Molly is torn when Jim offers to leave his wife for her; Phil teaches Shirley how to flirt with a shy delivery guy.

star 7.90
88 votes
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The Big Game (1)

#15 - The Big Game (1)

Criminal Minds Season 2 - Episode 14

In this special two-part episode, the BAU is called to investigate after a wealthy couple is murdered in their home following a Super Bowl party. The team pursues what they believe might be multiple killers who use webcams to record murders and upload the tapes on the internet. Hotchner, Morgan and Prentiss soon discover the unsub is actually one man with multiple personalities. As they close in on the killer, Reid faces a life-threatening situation.

star 7.88
1635 votes
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Weight of What Was

#16 - Weight of What Was

Ghost Whisperer Season 3 - Episode 5

Gabriel returns to Grandview and Melinda learns more about what is lurking below.

star 7.82
423 votes
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Best Defense

#17 - Best Defense

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 2 - Episode 4

The detectives follow the trail when an assistant district attorney confronts and kills a hired gunman following a series of death threats. They first suspect his wife, a prominent defense attorney, through a convict whose case was being prosecuted by the A.D.A. and the rumors of her romantic affairs. When they realise that there are cracks in their seemingly airtight case, Goren has to keep Carver in the dark about some details to prove his theory.

star 7.77
253 votes
Deja Boo

#18 - Deja Boo

Ghost Whisperer Season 2 - Episode 13

Melinda finds that she must stop a ghost who doesn't want to be reincarnated again. Melinda finds out that someone knows her secret. Delia has second thoughts about dinner date.

star 7.72
396 votes
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The Last Word

#19 - The Last Word

Criminal Minds Season 2 - Episode 9

The daughter of high-powered diplomats, Special Agent Emily Prentiss joins the team, and she must convince Gideon and Hotchner she deserves the job based on merit and not on her family connections. The BAU is then called to St. Louis to investigate two serial killers who appear to be competing with each other. By setting a trap based on one killer's profile, the team creates a media event by which to capture the second killer.

star 7.72
1684 votes
Orpheus Descending

#20 - Orpheus Descending

Oz Season 4 - Episode 14

McManus returns from the hospital with an ultimatum for Redding and Morales. Redding tells Hill that he's finished with him after Hill tipped a guard off. Supreme meets with Pancamo and offers to set Hill up to kill Redding. Redding and his new cellmate "The Colonel" develop an delicate alliance. McManus still commits to helping White change, even after White stabbed him. Clayton Hughes, on an emotional rampage, kills Basil. Glynn's secretary discovers him drinking heavily and she decides to drive him home. Sister Pete arranges a phone call between Beecher and Keller after she sees Beecher saddened by Keller's absence. Schillinger meets his new granddaughter but then runs into a new inmate who makes Schillinger question whether or not the baby is really his granddaughter. Said goes to Cloutier and asks him to coerce a confession from Jenkins about Robson's part in the plan to have Tidd murdered. Although it works, Cloutier gets visited by Schillinger and the Aryans and told to stay out of their business.

star 7.72
403 votes
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Deadbeat Dads

#21 - Deadbeat Dads

Ghost Whisperer Season 3 - Episode 16

Professor Payne meets Elliot, the brilliant son of one of his old girlfriends. When Payne discovers that the boy is almost 10-years-old, he realizes he may be the boy's father. This angers his deceased wife. After watching Payne, Elliot, and the boy's mother, Melinda tells Jim she wants to have a baby. Melinda meets with Carl, a detective she hired to trace her father's whereabouts after he left Melinda and her mother. Carl stops by the house to give her the little bit of information he collected on her father and something strange happens to him while he talks to Melinda.

star 7.71
312 votes
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Open Season

#22 - Open Season

Criminal Minds Season 2 - Episode 21

The BAU is called to investigate after the bodies of missing people are discovered in a remote region of the Idaho wilderness. The gruesome find also leads the team to determine the unsubs have been hunting humans for sport.

star 7.69
1414 votes

#23 - Bakersfield

Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 6

Nora sets out to find as much as she can about William's son in order to beat Holly. Meanwhile, Kitty and Robert await news on a potential birth mother.

star 7.69
342 votes
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#24 - Doubt

Criminal Minds Season 3 - Episode 1

The team investigates a serial killer who is targeting women at a small college in Flagstaff, Arizona. The BAU shuts down the campus, creates a detailed profile of the unsub, and arrests a suspect. However, the team members begin to have doubts about themselves when another woman is killed while the suspect is in custody.

star 7.68
1774 votes
Fun with Chemistry

#25 - Fun with Chemistry

Breakout Kings Season 1 - Episode 7

The race is on for the team to catch a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde after a cop is killed during a crime and killing spree following their escape: if the law enforcement agencies catch them first the Kings don't get a reduction in their sentences. Meanwhile, Julianne thinks about getting romantic with one of the Kings.

star 7.65
1383 votes
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Two Places

#26 - Two Places

Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 6

Kitty gets a visit from an old friend to do some damage control regarding her pregnancy. But it doesn't go as planned. Sarah is struggling with Paige, while Justin is down.

star 7.60
335 votes
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Separation Anxiety

#27 - Separation Anxiety

Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 13

While Robert and Kitty visit a fertility clinic, Rebecca and Justin decide to have DNA tests to see if they really are related.

star 7.59
277 votes
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Under God

#28 - Under God

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 12

A dead teenager's father and a vigilante priest are suspects in the killing of a drug dealer.

star 7.59
120 votes
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#29 - Hunting

House Season 2 - Episode 7

A gay man with full-blown AIDS collapses in front of House's home and goes into shock. When House discovers the man's father is suffering from symptoms of his own, he must determine if they might be connected and save both their lives. Meanwhile, Cameron faces a potentially life-threatening disease of her own.

star 7.59
2891 votes
City Hall

#30 - City Hall

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 14

A city employee's clerical error sets in motion a chain of events which culminates in a fatal shooting at City Hall and a secret Federal court proceeding with sinister implications.

star 7.59
138 votes
3 Stars

#31 - 3 Stars

Evil Season 1 - Episode 3

After a high-strung theater producer's behavior turns from demanding to what is believed to be demonic, Kristen, David and Ben are called in to assess the situation. Kristen discredits Townsend before he can ruin a 17-year-old boy's life.

star 7.58
1289 votes
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#32 - Blaze

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 5

A teenager's need for parental love, acceptance and recognition sets in motion the events leading to the deaths of 23 concert goers in a blaze started by a rock band's illegal pyrotechnics.

star 7.54
139 votes
A Real Rain

#33 - A Real Rain

Criminal Minds Season 1 - Episode 17

The BAU unit travels to NYC to investigate a series of murders that appears to have been committed by a vigilante conducting revenge on former criminals who have been released by the justice system.

star 7.51
1920 votes
Thrilled To Death

#34 - Thrilled To Death

Ghost Whisperer Season 4 - Episode 19

A young woman in Eli's apartment building is being haunted.

star 7.50
310 votes
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The Other Walker

#35 - The Other Walker

Brothers & Sisters Season 1 - Episode 16

The Walkers find out about William's biggest secret: his other daughter with Holly.

star 7.49
250 votes
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Mister Drecker or Ease Up on the Whup-Ass

#36 - Mister Drecker or Ease Up on the Whup-Ass

Hung Season 3 - Episode 3

Ray worries that his cover might be blown when he confuses one of his former students with a client. Tanya finds her self taking care of a convicted felon, and Jess takes a job working the Dr. Matt Kopylov's office, the husband of Ronnie's mistress. Lenore makes a deal with Jason's fiancée, Sandee.

star 7.46
906 votes
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Losing Your Swing

#37 - Losing Your Swing

Necessary Roughness Season 1 - Episode 8

Dani treats a rising golf star with the "yips." TK gets a new therapist. A former professor of Dani's sparks her interest.

star 7.46
560 votes
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A Ticket Grows in Brooklyn

#38 - A Ticket Grows in Brooklyn

Third Watch Season 5 - Episode 9

As Carlos desperately searches for a bone marrow match for Kylie, he digs deeper into his own past and discovers that he wasn't abandoned by his parents, but was found clinging to his dead father's hand after a car accident; after a local station picks up the story, Carlos gets a call from a woman claiming to be his mother; Bosco and Monroe find themselves going after a small-time mobster putting the squeeze on an honest family-run linen company after the son of the linen company owner dies in a suspicious fire.

star 7.45
73 votes

#39 - Castoff

Law & Order Season 8 - Episode 13

The street murder of a woman who worked with underprivileged kids takes a turn towards the bizarre when the detectives uncover she had a predilection for kinky sex, and that one of her current partners appears to be a serial killer, who offers an overexposure to television violence as his defense during his trial.

star 7.45
209 votes

#40 - Maritime

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 18

A missing football player becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a woman whose body is discovered floating in the East River.

star 7.44
98 votes
The Middle East is Complicated

#41 - The Middle East is Complicated

Hung Season 2 - Episode 7

Ray must choose sides between Yael and a new client; Tanya turns to Charlie for stress relief; Lenore learns of Tanya's duplicity; Liz surprises Ray with a revelation about her personal life.

star 7.43
1645 votes
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War Crimes

#42 - War Crimes

E-Ring Season 1 - Episode 13

JT and Special Ops get involved in investigating possible war crimes during actions in Sarajevo.

star 7.40
136 votes
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We're Golden or Crooks and Big Beaver

#43 - We're Golden or Crooks and Big Beaver

Hung Season 3 - Episode 5

After Ray tells Lydia he's leaving the business, she takes Ray and Tanya on a ride they will never forget. Darby threatens to leave home, and Lenore confronts Jason about missing a date with a client.

star 7.40
810 votes
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Hands Free

#44 - Hands Free

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 17

When McCoy fails to win a murder conviction against an eccentric cross dressing millionaire for the death of his neighbor, he redoubles the effort to convict the man for murdering his second wife years earlier by demonstrating that he murdered a witness to the crime.

star 7.39
160 votes

#45 - Crash

The Good Wife Season 1 - Episode 5

Alicia and Will have only 72 hours to find the smoking gun that proves the train company, and not the three engineers, is responsible for the crash, thus securing the widows their pensions the company is holding back. Jackie and Alicia clash over taking the children to visit their father in prison.

star 7.38
2029 votes
Episode Three

#46 - Episode Three

American Crime Season 1 - Episode 3

Nearly a month after the arraignment of the accused, the emotional complications of all involved continue to deepen.

star 7.33
669 votes
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Till Death Do Us Start

#47 - Till Death Do Us Start

Ghost Whisperer Season 5 - Episode 3

A messy family reunion ensues after Eli's father suffers from a heart attack. Eli also has a reunion with his mother who has been unable to cross over for ten years

star 7.29
709 votes
Dead Men Tell Tales

#48 - Dead Men Tell Tales

The Dead Zone Season 2 - Episode 10

Johnny becomes involved with the mob when his visions lead him to help a mobster whom he sees being gunned down.

star 7.27
168 votes
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Trial & Error

#49 - Trial & Error

Army Wives Season 4 - Episode 10

An advocacy lawyer's case against the army puts Claudia Joy and Michael in a place they've never been - on different sides of the army. Now that Denise is expecting Jeremy helps her with chores around the house. Pamela has a new job

star 7.23
124 votes
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Mom Duty

#50 - Mom Duty

The Closer Season 2 - Episode 2

When a juror in the trial of an infamous mobster is found dead, Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division find that their involvement in solving the case may be affecting the jury's final decision. Complicating her personal life, Brenda faces another new challenge: a surprise visit from her mother.

star 7.20
376 votes
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You Are Here

#51 - You Are Here

The Closer Season 1 - Episode 7

When a judge is murdered in Griffith Park, Brenda's investigation takes an unexpected twist. Her best witness, or perhaps her prime suspect, is his teenaged son with autism. Challenged by the boy's behaviors, but convinced he has the clue to unraveling the case, Brenda must try to understand his disability, and thereby learn what he knows. Meanwhile, she must keep his mother, and the child protective system from taking custody of the boy, limiting her access to him, and the killer.

star 7.20
347 votes
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Fatal Retraction

#52 - Fatal Retraction

The Closer Season 1 - Episode 12

Brenda and her team must find not only a killer, but also identify the killer's victim when a deranged, homicidal madman is set free due to mistaken identity. Trying to make sense of an array of complexities in this unusual case, Brenda comes across what may be another betrayal by a member of the Priority Homicide Division. The case takes an even darker turn when Brenda becomes the center of the psychopathic killer's attention.

star 7.20
347 votes
Dead Air

#53 - Dead Air

Ghost Whisperer Season 5 - Episode 11

Melinda must help Ned stop a ghost out for revenge when the Grandview radio station broadcasts the humiliating secrets that led to his death.

star 7.19
618 votes
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An American Family

#54 - An American Family

Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 2

Kevin, Nora and Kitty go to pick up Justin who has just returned home from the war. McCallister finds that he’s getting closer to Walkers. Meanwhile, the truth is revealed between Sarah and Rebecca and Tommy is not able to get the hang of being a father.

star 7.12
309 votes
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#55 - Poison

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 1 - Episode 7

The detectives investigate a murderer who poisons hospital victims with cyanide. They suspect a nurse whose profile is typical, but when they discover more murders away from the hospital they have to widen their search.

star 7.07
221 votes
Refusal of Care

#56 - Refusal of Care

ER Season 11 - Episode 18

Lewis, Neela, and Sam are legally blocked from treating a woman dying from the effects of a hunger strike designed to prevent her son from being deported. Pratt struggles to find a way to convince a woman with breast cancer to seek treatment. Abby treats two elderly sisters involved in a mugging. To Weaver's delight, Carter donates $150 million to the hospital's new venture, in exchange for naming rights. Carter calls Kem and asks her opinion on The Joshua Carter Center, named after their stillborn son.

star 6.97
112 votes

#57 - Semi-Professional

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 1 - Episode 15

The detectives investigate the murder of a judge's clerk, with their attention initially going to the judge himself, who had been having an affair with the young woman.

star 6.91
202 votes
Shrapnel & Alibis

#58 - Shrapnel & Alibis

Army Wives Season 3 - Episode 16

Consumed with guilt over the bombing in Iraq, Jeremy returns home. Joan says an emotional goodbye to Roland and Sarah Elizabeth. Pamela and Chase struggle to get along after she catches him in a lie. Trevor's hard work finally pays off as his first recruit is sworn in.

star 6.74
102 votes
Tug of War

#59 - Tug of War

Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 3

Two Walkers leave Ojai Foods. While on a dinner with Justin and a fellow soldier, Rebecca begins to question Justin's sobriety as he does not mention anything about his time in Iraq. Kevin faces uncomfortable questions from a very important client and the client's wife; meanwhile, Nora finds herself drawn to someone.

star 6.62
307 votes

#60 - Bethless

Huff Season 2 - Episode 10

Huff decides that he is going to leave Beth, but neither Byrd nor Izzy are happy about it. After Alyssa finds out about what Teddy has been lying about, it might lead to the end of their relationship. Meanwhile, Russell faces the consequences of what he did to Kelly.

star 6.58
62 votes
Game Theory

#61 - Game Theory

Joan of Arcadia Season 2 - Episode 12

Despite everyone's protests, Joan allows her snobby, Ivy League-educated guidance counselor to advise her against applying to college. However, after Joan relays her plans to Roger, an engaging college student on the campus she's visiting, he tells her that college is attainable and persuades her to hire him as a tutor. Meanwhile, Adam becomes jealous of Joan's rapport with Roger; Will sees a dark side of Lucy; Helen questions her commitment to Catholicism, and Beth finds it difficult to resume a relationship with the wheelchair-bound Kevin.

star 6.18
162 votes