The Best Episodes Directed by Gregg Fienberg

The Catbird Seat

#1 - The Catbird Seat

Deadwood Season 3 - Episode 11

Bullock holds an impromptu morning meeting to determine which emergencies warrant wiring him in Sturgis, where he and Harry are delivering campaign pitches. The first summons doesn't take long, as Hearst follows up Alma's close call with one that's decidedly more on-target. In the aftermath, Alma takes refuge at the Gem, again, while Trixie decides to take matters into her own hands. Langrishe has a falling out with Hearst, giving him little time to huddle with his new lineup of actors. Dismissing the likelihood of ever seeing 23 mercenaries promised by Hawkeye, Swearengen turns to Wu to deliver more reliable, if not quite weapons-tested, reinforcements from Custer City.

star 7.88
1489 votes
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Complications

#2 - Complications

Deadwood Season 2 - Episode 5

As a convalescing Swearengen bridles, Cochran schools Burns and Dority how best to assist his recovery. Alma is also feeling unwell, mornings. Unexpected profits at the Chez Ami lead Tolliver to an unexpected discovery about Wolcott. Merrick posts a provocative statement from Yankton on title to the claims; Bullock protects Commissioner Jarry from an angry mob, which redirects its ire. After returning a horse to Hostetler at the livery, professional go-between Samuel Fields finds a kindred spirit in Jane.

star 7.74
1758 votes
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Advances, None Miraculous

#3 - Advances, None Miraculous

Deadwood Season 2 - Episode 10

The camp waits vigil for Doc Cochran's prognosis of William Bullock. Martha regrets her move to Deadwood after her son is severely injured. Commisioner Jarry returns to Deadwood to discuss possible annexation with Swearengen, who then asks Sol Star to school Silas Adams on Montana policy. Trixie forces Alma to make a decision on Ellsworth's proposal.

star 7.68
1653 votes
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True Colors

#4 - True Colors

Deadwood Season 3 - Episode 3

New arrivals on the stagecoach usher into Deadwood: Jack Langrishe, a stage promoter and friend of Al Swearengen, and Aunt Lou Marchbanks, Hearst's longtime cook. Also returning to town is a newly westernized Wu, with news for "Swegin" about a soon-to-arrive group of imported Hearst workers. Recovered from her ailments, Alma decides to approach Hearst with a claim deal, despite Ellsworth's adamant objections. Bullock uncovers the truth about the Gem killings, and vows to put Hearst on notice. Hearst calls Tolliver's bluff, then offers him a "fresh start."

star 7.64
1486 votes
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Death is Not the End

#5 - Death is Not the End

True Blood Season 7 - Episode 4

Sam, Sookie and Jason become the bearers of bad news; Pam recalls the events that led her and Eric to Shreveport; Bill and Jessica get nourishment from unexpected sources; Sookie gathers a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.

star 7.55
3113 votes
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