The Best Episodes Directed by Howard Deutch
#1 - Caroline and the Diva
Caroline in the City Season 4 - Episode 8
Jealousy between Richard and Annie reaches a new height when Richard wants to attend an operatic recital to which Caroline invited Annie months ago. The two squabble so childishly that an infuriated Caroline tells them off loudly - and the insulted diva walks off the stage and refuses to return. When Caroline sneaks into the star's dressing room to apologize and beg her to finish the recital, she winds up rubbing her feet and getting drunk with her on champagne, and returns home to find that Richard and Annie's mutual anxiety about her whereabouts has produced a sort of truce. Meanwhile, Del finds himself taking a reluctant ethical stance when he is invited to an executive charter jet weekend on condition that he persuades cartoonist Reg to introduce a white character into his black-only post-apocalyptic fantasy world; and a furtive pair of nerdish animators fall madly in love with Caroline but are unable to speak in her presence.
#3 - Civil Hands Unclean
Empire Season 3 - Episode 15
Angelo’s relationship with Cookie turns toxic and leaves her questioning her decisions. Hakeem makes a public plea for Lucious to give him paternity of Bella during his return to Empire Xstream. Meanwhile, Cookie becomes increasingly more suspicious of Lucious’ intentions with Giuliana and Empire’s future in Vegas, and Lucious and Jamal work overtime to finish their albums.
#5 - Chapter Thirteen
Jane the Virgin Season 1 - Episode 13
Jane and Rafael are excited to find out the sex of the baby, but a medical issue means Jane might miss her graduation. Xo notices that something is going on with her mother, Alba, but Alba is too embarrassed to talk about it. Michael thinks he has finally figured out who Sin Rostro is, but he must try to capture him before he slips away.
#8 - Bloody Noses and Crack'd Crowns
Empire Season 4 - Episode 17
Cookie and Lucious fight to keep Empire in the family, as they prepare a livestream concert to crowdfund the amount needed to trump Eddie’s plans. Meanwhile, the success of Jamal’s new anonymous group climbs, Hakeem brings Haven to the showcase to make Tiana jealous, and Andre is put to the test and must decide between the family or his career.
#9 - Chapter Thirty-Four
Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 12
Jane is considering whether or not to take her relationship with Jonathan to the next level and turns to Xo for advice. Xo and Rogelio have their own relationship issues to work out. Meanwhile, as a favor to Rafael, Jane agrees to help Petra by throwing her a baby shower. Luisa is in a terrible car accident, but all is not as it seems. Michael comes to a realization he must share with Jane.
#10 - Batshit
Claws Season 1 - Episode 5
Desna and Jennifer may be Dr. Ken's only hope, as Bryce wrongly accuses him of a heinous crime. Dean sees a disturbing billboard ad that hits too close to home, leaving Desna to cope with the dark aftermath. Meanwhile, Virginia and Desna are forced to go to Polly for help to rid the world of two horrible birds from Desna's past, with one well-aimed stone.
#13 - This Is How It Starts
Outcast Season 2 - Episode 9
Kyle and Anderson face down Sidney – until an unexpected threat intervenes. Megan leaves the relative safety of the backwoods church, and danger quickly finds her. Tragedy strikes the Giles family. An unexpected stranger rivets Kyle's attention.
#15 - Caroline and the Big Night
Caroline in the City Season 4 - Episode 7
Caroline and Richard's big night finally arrives, in the form of a romantic weekend booked in the perfect room at the perfect country bed and breakfast. What's wrong with this picture? Naturally everything: Richard's choice of the perfect negligÃ©e for Caroline to wear gets switched for Del's brother's barbeque apron; their room is given away to another couple who have gotten married after not seeing each other for 30 years; and the bed and breakfast is run by a bitter, bickering pair of neurotics who ultimately throw Caroline and Richard out. But Richard saves the day by getting Annie and Del to turn Caroline's apartment into a romantic fantasyland - which, we learn in the coda, they enjoy for several consecutive days...
#19 - The Born
The Strain Season 2 - Episode 7
Setrakian and Fet use Fitzwilliam’s info to attack the Master, but a mysterious new player arrives. Dutch receives a surprise guest. Eph returns to NYC frustrated but energized to go after the one person responsible for killing his friends.
#20 - You're No Good
True Blood Season 6 - Episode 3
Eric is irate about Burrell's aggression towards vampires; Bill enlists an innovator to synthesize a new type of blood; Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her; Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole; Steve Newlin struggles with his past.
#24 - You Broke Love
Empire Season 6 - Episode 3
While Lucious' plan to escape from the Feds finally comes to a head, Cookie finds herself in a dangerous situation with Damon. Andre is haunted by a ghost from his past that he can't seem to shake and Tiana receives backlash from fans over a social media post. Meanwhile, Becky tries her new artist on track and is surprised by an unexpected visit from family.
#30 - Proverbs 20:6
Filthy Rich (US) Season 1 - Episode 5
Margaret's confidante, Franklin, uses Mardi Gras to reflect and honor his mother's memory. Meanwhile, Reverend Paul and Eric - much to Margaret's dismay - appear in a political commercial for the local Governor, Virgil Love, and Ginger gets pulled into the debacle once it's revealed that Sin Wagon has dirt on the Governor. When that information gets into the hands of the wrong people, Ginger is put in a dangerous situation.
#32 - Doctor Death
Getting On (US) Season 2 - Episode 6
A whistleblower brings disturbing news about the hospice program to light, putting the entire staff's future in question. Dawn takes a big romantic step, but unexpectedly finds herself caught between two suitors. DiDi takes her salary issues to Jenna, who tries to hold everything together.
#35 - Make Someone Happy
Getting On (US) Season 1 - Episode 3
DiDi ends up in "conflict resolution" after Patsy files a grievance against her for inappropriate remarks. Dawn learns that intimacy with a co-worker is no guarantee of evaluation immunity. Dr. James and Patsy go head-to-head when she decides to skip the "Make Someone Happy" orientation to attend a Cleveland medical convention. A patient, Birdy, sends shock waves through the ward when her gentleman caller, Leonard, and she are caught in a romantic agenda. Patsy announces a ward-wide deep cleaning.
#36 - 2 Corinthians 3:17
Filthy Rich (US) Season 1 - Episode 7
After Margaret gives all the children an ultimatum, Ginger decides to help Rose put on a fashion show to unveil her new collection. Meanwhile, Jason's bonding with Veronica leads to an unexpected revelation about his brother.
#37 - Dead Right
Tales from the Crypt Season 2 - Episode 1
A gold digging waitress goes to a fortune teller who predicts that by the end of the day her boss will fire her and she will land a new job. When the prediction becomes reality, she goes back for more. The fortune teller predicts that she will marry a man who will inherit a fortune and then die.
#38 - The Concert
Getting On (US) Season 1 - Episode 6
In the season finale, Phyllis gets the runaround as her mother's condition worsens, improves and worsens again. Jenna tries to leverage her Cleveland opportunity into concessions from Dr. Stickley. DiDi's patience wears thin after a debt remains unpaid. Staff members point fingers at each other after an equipment malfunction injures Cordelia, an irascible patient. The staff makes up when a patient dies and comes together to perform their weekly Caregiver Concert for everyone in the ward.
#39 - If You're Going To San Francisco
Getting On (US) Season 1 - Episode 2
In the wake of Beverly’s departure, a new (male) Supervising Nurse, Patsy De La Serda, joins the Billy Barnes staff with a customer-centric, "cruise-line based" agenda that he’s convinced will improve ward ratings. Patsy soon learns that managing patients – especially highly uncooperative and feisty ones like Varla – isn't necessarily improved through customer-service metrics. On the other hand, a more docile patient named Donna wins DiDi's affections and displays impressive karaoke skills.
#40 - The Revolving Admit Door
Getting On (US) Season 2 - Episode 5
DiDi struggles to deal with her younger sister Sherrie, who's filling in at Billy Barnes and cozying up to Dawn. Jenna gets a new look and encounters resistance to her research methods. Patsy lets an award go to his head. The staff tries to balance patient flow and has issues discharging a patient they'd hoped never to see again.
#42 - Pilot
Melrose Place Season 1 - Episode 1
Alison's roommate leaves in the middle of the night and sticks her with the rent. The goofy Billy Campbell approaches her and asks about the vacancy, but she turns him down. Faced with eviction, she finally takes him up on his offer. Alison accidentally dents the car door of a vice president at the ad agency that employs her, D&D. She accepts a date with him, but Billy has to come to the rescue when the man tries to force his way into the apartment. Jake attempts a relationship with Kelly Taylor, a teenager whose house he had helped remodel. They are constantly faced with obstacles due to their age difference. Rhonda is pursued by one of her aerobics students, but learns that his interest is anything but romantic.
#44 - Caroline and Victor/Victoria
Caroline in the City Season 2 - Episode 7
Annie poses as a man to prepare for a ""Victor/Victoria"" audition.
#45 - In Defense of Madeline Scott (2)
Proven Innocent Season 1 - Episode 13
With Madeline's freedom at stake, Easy's defense hits a bump in the road. The team must band together to focus on solving Rosemary's murder once and for all before time runs out. Meanwhile, as Bellows closes in, new evidence and old enemies come into play.