The Best Episodes Directed by Jamie Babbit
#2 - Looking for a Plus-One
Looking Season 1 - Episode 7
Dom ignores Lynn's advice while preparing for his new restaurant venture; Patrick goes to his sister's wedding, but worries what his family will think of Richie; Frank fumes when Agustín drops out of an art show because he's unhappy with his photos.
#4 - Those Are Strings, Pinocchio
Gilmore Girls Season 3 - Episode 22
Rory finally learns her mother can't afford to buy the Dragonfly Inn since financial aid for Yale didn't come through. Luke has second thoughts about a trip with Nicole after something Lorelai tells him. Jess makes silent contact with Rory.
#9 - The Kiss
Drop Dead Diva Season 5 - Episode 10
Jane represents a woman in a personal injury lawsuit that occurred during a wife-swap exercise while in couples' therapy. A man who incorporated himself hires Grayson and Owen when his shareholders prevent him from marrying the woman he loves. Paul sets Jane up on a blind date in hopes of sparking a new romance. Stacy and Owen question their new feelings towards one another.
#10 - So... Good Talk
Gilmore Girls Season 5 - Episode 16
When Richard and Emily return from their second honeymoon, Rory attends Friday-night dinner without Lorelai, who refuses to speak to her mother or see her, and plans a girls' night out with Sookie instead. Meanwhile, Luke, who's miserable without Lorelai, takes his anger out on his customers. Meanwhile, Lane has a horrific realization about her mother's inluence.
#11 - Suspicious Objects
Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 - Episode 9
Joel and Sheila learn that the clampocalypse may hit sooner than they thought. Anne accepts constructive criticism like a pro.
#13 - Prom
Drop Dead Diva Season 3 - Episode 5
Jane represents a lesbian couple suing for the right to attend their prom. Elsewhere, Jane learns her relationship with Dr. Kendal is not exclusive; Kim and Grayson take on Hank the bailiff's suit against his mail-order bride; and Stacy is jealous when Fred is offered a commercial gig.
#16 - To Build a Better Beta
Silicon Valley Season 3 - Episode 7
A beta version of Pied Piper gets an unexpected reception as Dinesh's lack of friends worries him, but Gilfoyle thinks he's stretching the truth. Amanda isn't sure she can dole out criticism. A strapped Erlich mulls a big decision. The Nucleus team tackles a difficult challenge from Gavin.
#17 - Last Year's Model
Drop Dead Diva Season 2 - Episode 9
Jane brings in an age discrimination case only to have Parker hand it over to Kim. Grayson takes on a real estate case where his clients claim their house is haunted and gets closer to Vanessa. Fred decides to help Stacy with her money woes by hiring her to serve divorce papers.
#18 - Barrel Bear
Wonderfalls Season 1 - Episode 7
An old celebrity Millie Markus drops into town to reminisce about being the first woman to ride in a barrel over the falls and survive. Only, she wasn't. Vivian, the real one who went over the falls, calls her bluff.
#19 - Dare Devil
Gossip Girl Season 1 - Episode 5
It's their first official date and Dan tries to impress Serena with an elaborate plan for the date, but fails to understand that Serena is happier with beer than champagne. That same night Jenny is invited to the infamous Blair Waldorf sleepover and finds herself in a high stakes game of "Truth or Dare." Meanwhile, Lily finds out that Erik is missing from the treatment center, and she finds herself seeking help from her ex-boyfriend, Rufus.
#20 - Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride
Silicon Valley Season 3 - Episode 8
Erlich tries to be honest with Richard, who has mixed emotions about their friendship and the future of Pied Piper. Jared's new company apparel turns heads but fuels yet another clash between Dinesh and Gilfoyle.
#22 - I See Dead People
Alias Season 5 - Episode 14
Marshall reports to Jack that a microchip, found in Renée Rienne's body, is etched with the name 'Andre Micheaux'. Peyton tells Sloane that Sydney is being sent to Nepal to meet with someone regarding the chip. Sloane sends Anna, now Sydney's doppelgänger, to intercept. When Marshall discovers that the APO office is bugged, Jack frantically tries to reach Sydney to warn her before it is too late.
#23 - Chief Operating Officer
Silicon Valley Season 5 - Episode 3
Encouraged by Jared to strike up a friendship with Dana, a like-minded CEO, Richard instead finds himself charmed by Dana's COO, who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle. Facing limited housing options thanks to his impulse purchase, Dinesh searches for a new roommate.
#25 - The Keenan Vortex
Silicon Valley Season 4 - Episode 8
An unexpected increase in data traffic leads Richard to turn the Ehrlich for help in garnering a deal with Keenan Feldspar, Silicon Valley's latest 'it' boy, but when he makes a too-good-to-resist offer, Richard must weigh Pied Piper's future against a potential mutiny. Jack faces setbacks while preparing for Hooli-Con.
#26 - Look, She Made a Hat
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 - Episode 7
Benjamin opens Midge's eyes to the New York art scene, and she ends up knowing more about art than she realizes. The Maisel and Weissman families come together for a tension-filled Yom Kippur dinner on the anniversary of Joel and Midge's separation. Meanwhile, a reluctant Susie turns to her family for help in advancing her career.
#29 - Always Buy Retail
Castle (2009) Season 1 - Episode 6
Castle and Beckett look into the Vudon religion when an immigrant is found tortured in a ritualistic killing. Meanwhile on the homefront Castle must deal with the possible homecoming of Alexis' mother, his first wife.
#30 - The Perfect Storm
Pretty Little Liars Season 1 - Episode 9
Rosewood gets a massive storm on the day the students are to take their SAT test, which causes the school to postpone the examinations. Trapped in the school during the storm, the girls' personal lives become stormy as well. Drama strikes each girl differently and manifests itself into different situations. After the storm passes and the girls get to go home, they all come to the realization that taking the SATs would have been a much easier task to complete.
#31 - The Magic Bullet
Drop Dead Diva Season 1 - Episode 7
Jane represents a woman whose daughter begins to get sick after following diet guru Jillian Ford’s “EZ Thin Plan.” Meanwhile Grayson and Teri come to Kim’s defense when she gets nailed with a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former assistant.
#33 - Hit and Run
Drop Dead Diva Season 3 - Episode 1
While she waits for Grayson to wake up from his coma, Jane takes a case about a pair of celebrities (guest stars Nick Zano and LeAnn Rimes) who were both charged with an accident involving a young girl. The case gets more complicated when they decide they want divorce. Meanwhile, Kim takes a case from one of her former clients who has just got divorced.
#34 - Driving Miss Gilmore
Gilmore Girls Season 6 - Episode 21
Logan comes home from the hospital and is cared for by an overprotective Rory. Emily has LASIK eye surgery, so Lorelai has to serve as her chauffeur. Rory is upset by a statement Logan's dad made about her in an interview in the Wall Street Journal.
#35 - The Jeans
The Middle Season 1 - Episode 11
A hormonally charged Sue wants a cool pair of jeans in order to fit in with her peers, resulting in Frankie and Mike enduring the unpredictability of teenagers, while Axl wants a car to impress a girl. Meanwhile, attempting to teach Brick about responsibility, Frankie and Mike reluctantly allow him to take care of Aunt Edie and Aunt Ginny's dog Doris for a few days.
#36 - Dead Uncles and Vegetables
Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 17
Lorelai and Rory pitch in at the diner while Luke plans his Uncle Louie's funeral. Emily goes completely overboard in helping Sookie plan her wedding. Luke is upset when family and friends cite Louie's unpleasant personality as a reason for not attending his funeral.
#37 - Movie Truck
Bunheads Season 1 - Episode 6
When Michelle's friend, Talia comes to town, their plans for a raucous birthday road trip are derailed by Fanny, who has left for an unexpected vacation, putting Michelle in charge of her dance classes. Michelle's birthday plans go even further off-track when Talia discovers Truly's clothing boutique, Sparkles. Meanwhile, the girls sneak into the visiting movie truck to see an R-rated movie.
#38 - The Road to Hell is Paved with Breast Intentions
United States of Tara Season 3 - Episode 6
Tara seems to be making progress with her new contract but Dr. Hattaras discovers something disturbing in a tape from one her therapy sessions; much to the sisters' chagrin, Neil invites Tara and Charmaine's mother to visit her grandchild; Max is unhappy at his new job but can't talk to Tara about it; Kate is surprised when a handsome flyer rebuffs her flirting.
#39 - The Patent Troll
Silicon Valley Season 4 - Episode 7
When Richard decides to stand up to a patent troll, his defiance ends up coming back to haunt him. Gilfoyle goes to desperate measures to battle Jian-Yang's new smart refrigerator. Jared embraces multiple identities in in his quest to reduce costs. Erlich tries to hang with the alpha males.
#40 - You Wreck Me
Cougar Town Season 1 - Episode 5
Jules rues the day when her ex-husband, Bobby, and Grayson become fast friends over a mercy golf lesson that she organized to help boost Bobby's self esteem. Meanwhile, Laurie surprises even herself when she takes on a new client to prove her worth to Jules.
#41 - Take the Deviled Eggs...
Gilmore Girls Season 3 - Episode 6
Lorelai chauffeurs Rory to Sherry's baby shower in Boston and finds herself dragged into the festivities against her will. Jess comes home with a car and Luke tries to find out where he got the money to pay for it. One of Stars Hollow's more eccentric citizens requests a permit to mount a demonstration in the town square.
#42 - Look Out, Here They Come!
The L Word Season 5 - Episode 2
Jenny's boss's daughter is getting married and Shane gets a gig as the hair stylist at her wedding. Kit and Max spot a young girl who's obsessed with Jenny's work and hook her up with her dream job. Alice and Tasha go on a double-date with Bette and Jodi. Meanwhile in prison, Helena is rescued by her cell mate.
#43 - Someday...
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 - Episode 8
Midge and Susie gear up for their first roadtrip, and quickly learn that the dynamics of going on tour are more challenging than they thought. Back in New York, it's business as usual while Midge is away, forcing her to wonder if her new life is worth sacrificing her home life.
#44 - Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist
Gilmore Girls Season 4 - Episode 17
Rory, Paris, Janet and Glenn escape a Dickensianly cold winter in Connecticut and head to Florida, where they run into olds Chilton friends. Luke and Nicole's relationship takes its final turn.
#46 - To Whom It May Concern
Gilmore Girls Season 7 - Episode 12
Rory makes amends with Lucy while Christopher finds the letter Lorelai wrote for Luke's character reference. Rory witnesses a frightening sight while at Richard's Economics class. Sookie is acting weirdly so Lorelai makes Jackson confess.
#47 - The Road Trip to Harvard
Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 4
To escape everyone's reaction to the news of the broken engagement, Lorelai and Rory hit the road, and stumble upon the bed and breakfast from hell. Rory gets a taste of college life while visiting Harvard and Lorelai muses over what might have been. Lorelai decides to get serious about making her dream of opening an inn a reality.
#48 - Reflection
Russian Doll Season 1 - Episode 6
Nadia and Alan try to figure out how they're connected. Alan can't remember his first death, so Nadia follows him over the course of his night.
#49 - Signals
The Middle Season 1 - Episode 23
Frankie points out to Mike that his social ineptness has been passed on to Brick, leading Mike to decide that both he and Brick need to be more social, and the Heck family BBQ is the perfect time to try. Meanwhile, Axl volunteers to clean the family pool in an attempt to get girls to stop by and swim and Sue tries to raise money for a local parish because her new friend, Reverend TimTom might be leaving in order to keep costs down
#50 - The Long Road to Napa
Drop Dead Diva Season 2 - Episode 3
Jane's next case gets a little complicated when she discovers that the two clients she's representing are married to the same man. Jane has trouble keeping her personal life separate while representing the two clients, while Tony is representing the client that started all the trouble. Kim gets some very good news while dealing with an adoption case. Stacy decides to invent something called an armvvelope but will it be the next must have item?
#54 - That'll Do, Pig
Gilmore Girls Season 3 - Episode 10
Lorelai's grandmother arrives in Hartford unexpectedly on Richard's birthday and announces that she's moving back, throwing Emily into a tizzy. Rory declares war on Francie after she pulls a runaround on Paris with the Student Council. Jess gets Dean alone at the Christmas carnival.
#58 - Superiority Complex
Russian Doll Season 1 - Episode 5
Perturbed by the changes in his routine, Alan shows up at Nadia's birthday party. Nadia tries to make amends to John, and Alan confronts Mike.
#59 - Halloween
The Middle Season 2 - Episode 6
Frankie is excited over being invited to an adult neighborhood Halloween party. But will she be able to get Mike to dress up in a costume, or will he have his own idea of fun? Meanwhile, a melancholy Sue's spirits are lifted when she discovers that Reverend TimTom is back in town and hosting a Halloween church event; things don't go quite as planned for Axl, his friends or their dates as they head out to an exclusive haunted house party; and Brick chooses a unique Halloween costume that is not easily defined.
#60 - The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp
United States of Tara Season 3 - Episode 7
Tara motivates Max to relive his old rock band Beaverlamp. Meanwhile, a depressed Dr. Hattaras makes her take a break from their therapy sessions and Marshall and Noah interview Max for their film festival project.
#61 - Alan's Routine
Russian Doll Season 1 - Episode 4
Meticulous as always, Alan steadies himself for a rendez-vous with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Nadia's latest discovery sends her reeling.
#62 - To Sprong, with Love
Reaper Season 2 - Episode 11
Sam, Sock, and Ben go after their old high school teacher, Mr. Sprong, assuming he is the current soul they are trying to catch. The only problem? Mr. Sprong is still alive, and none too happy when the boys take him hostage to try to convince him not to press charges.
#63 - Childish Things
Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 10
Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons. Also, Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord’s plans.
#64 - Ted Koppel's Big Night Out
Gilmore Girls Season 4 - Episode 9
Rory and Paris have lunch at Yale with Richard, who introduces them to his friend, Professor Asher Fleming. Emily is upset when she discovers one of Richard's secrets. Lorelai takes Jason up on his earlier offer of a dinner date.
#65 - Lexington and Concord
The L Word Season 4 - Episode 8
Tina gets introduced to Jodi, and has second thoughts about leaving the lesbian life behind. Alice and Tasha argue heatedly over politics. Max hires an intern to help him with the workload on OurChart. While Shane and Paige steam up the car windows, and Catherine and Helena make a winning team at the poker tables, the rest of the girls attend the unveiling of Kit's new single at The Planet.
#66 - A Cricket's Tale
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 12 - Episode 9
We get to see a typical day in Cricket's world and then a possible redemption when his family intervenes. Will Cricket finally move on from the gang, finding love in the process? Will Cricket go from filthy beast to his former self, Matthew Mara?
#68 - Tech Evangelist
Silicon Valley Season 5 - Episode 4
Attempting to woo a gaming company to PiperNet, Richard inadvertently angers a prized ally. Dinesh deals with a betrayal. In preparation for a big launch, Gavin leaves his underlings with a cryptic message. Jared gets inside information from Big Head.
#69 - Lorelai Out of Water
Gilmore Girls Season 3 - Episode 12
Lane's clever scheme to get her mother's permission to attend the prom horribly backfires. Luke offers to teach Lorelai the fine art of fishing after Alex invites her to go fishing. Paris' and Rory's conflict is brought to a swift end by Headmaster Charleston, who threatens to revoke the glowing letters he wrote to Harvard for each of them.
#71 - The Wedding
Dirty Sexy Money Season 1 - Episode 7
Karen is getting married, but her strong desire for Nick might be more of a distraction then she could have ever thought. Brian Jr.'s mother comes back into town trying to get her son back, but the once arrogant Brian has another idea.
#72 - Environmental Hazards
90210 Season 2 - Episode 5
Naomi learns that her test scores may not be high enough for her to be accepted into CU. Devastated, Naomi devises a plan to be tutored by Richard, the son of the school's dean of admissions, but quickly realizes she would much rather be studying Jamie, a CU student. Dixon's girlfriend, Sasha, becomes suspicious about his age and does a little detective work to learn the truth, leaving Dixon devastated. Navid and Adrianna double date with Teddy, but Adrianna’s growing feelings towards Teddy make for an awkward situation. Silver accompanies Adrianna to an AA meeting and surprisingly bumps into her mom, Jackie, who tells Silver she would like to re-establish their relationship. An angry Silver rejects her mother, but her world is turned upside down when Adrianna reveals shocking news about Jackie.
#73 - Cara Fitzgerald
Nip/Tuck Season 1 - Episode 8
Matt accidentally hits Cara with Henry's car, and calls Sean in to help when Cara's mother, for religious reasons, refuses drugs and surgery to treat her injuries. Christian discovers that a patient used plastic surgery to hide a revolting crime and it brings up terrible memories of his own childhood.
#74 - Cupid's Dagger
The Orville Season 1 - Episode 9
The Orville is called to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, but tensions run even higher between Ed and Kelly when a familiar face boards the ship. Meanwhile Yaphit declares his love for Dr. Finn with surprising results.
#76 - Full Disclosure
Girls Season 6 - Episode 6
Marnie tries to convince a resistant Desi to follow through with their planned gig at her mom’s birthday party in New Jersey. After rebuffing Adam’s request to watch his film, Hannah gets advice on an important decision from her dad and his new partner, Keith. Elijah’s thespian talents are rekindled when he helps a coworker run lines for an audition.
#77 - Mrs. Grubman
Nip/Tuck Season 2 - Episode 4
As Julia and Sean's daughter Annie faces puberty, they must both face the harsh realization of maturity and deal with their own issues about getting older. When Gina tells Christian he can no longer be involved in Wilbur's life, Christian is forced to reach out to an old flame in order to build a case to gain sole custody of Wilbur.
#80 - The Summer House
Dirty Sexy Money Season 2 - Episode 7
As Karen excitedly prepares for her wedding day, she is convinced that this fifth marriage -- to family nemesis Simon Elder -- is the one that will end in happily ever after. But Tripp is still suspicious of Simon's real motives and wants Nick to make one last-ditch effort to keep the wedding from happening. Lisa hopes taking Jeremy to the wedding will make Nick jealous. In other developments, Patrick hires Jeremy to join his senate team, against Nola's protestations; Brian finds himself drawing closer to Andrea as her illness worsens; and when Letitia sees Tripp paying too much attention to their houseguest, Wrenn, she realizes that this pretty, young woman has overstayed her welcome.
#82 - Christian Troy
Nip/Tuck Season 2 - Episode 2
Sex gone wrong causes Christian to break his nose, but Christian is worried that Sean's medical condition will keep him from performing the corrective surgery. He consults a rival (female) plastic surgeon across town. Christian and Gina have sex, but she gets upset when Christian tells her that he's imagining the female plastic surgeon instead of her. Gina tells him that he looks hideous, so Christian decides to operate on his nose himself, which goes terribly wrong. Christian, trying to show that the McNamara-Troy partnership is worth something, tells Sean that he wants him to fix his nose. When Sean panics, Christian decides to go through the surgery without anesthesia, so they can do it together. Sean performs the surgery successfully. Meanwhile, Matt learns that Harry has been arrested for raping Cara Fitzgerald, and that Harry has told the authorities about the hit-and-run, and that Matt was involved. While under oath, Matt says that he had no involvement with the car accident.
#85 - For The People
The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 20
Dean and Stewart receive a surprise visit from their mother. Stewart attempts to get reservations to a hot restaurant for his and Deb's anniversary dinner.
#86 - Giving Thanks, Getting Justice
The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 8
After spending several holidays away from the family, Dean is thrilled to be reunited with them for his first real Thanksgiving celebration in a long time. But his overexcitement and meddling brings a major, unexpected family secret to light. Meanwhile, a series of flashbacks reveal the chain of events that led to Dean's departure from his hit TV drama.
#87 - Murder!
Married Season 2 - Episode 6
Lina and Russ play hooky from work to investigate the man living in their guest house.
#92 - Homeward Bound
Girls Season 5 - Episode 8
Hannah becomes stranded after her road trip with Fran gets cut short; Adam stops by Laird's place and stays to help with the baby; Shoshanna gets a wake up call; while recording a new song, Marnie receives parameters for her relationship with Desi.
#98 - The Road
Ed Season 3 - Episode 3
Overwhelmed by Carol's wedding preparations, Ed decides to take to the road for awhile, but finds the peace and quiet more than he can bear; Eli and Phil duke it out on the basketball court for the right to use Ed's office while he's away; Dennis makes Nancy prove her mettle before hiring her as a guidance counselor by assigning her to turn around a multi-cut slacker; Carol plays passive-agressive games with Dennis over plans for their upcoming nuptials; Carol tries to connect with Ed, but he won't admit his true feelings.