The Best Episodes Directed by Jesse Peretz

Every Potato Has a Receipt

#1 - Every Potato Has a Receipt

GLOW Season 2 - Episode 10

Wedding bells are ringing as the wrestlers step through the ropes for the big finale. But last-minute twists catch everyone off guard.

star 8.43
533 votes

#2 - Flight

Nurse Jackie Season 6 - Episode 12

Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road. Season finale.

star 8.16
517 votes
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#3 - Safety

Important Things With Demetri Martin Season 1 - Episode 5

The importance of "Safety" is discussed with information on a retirement home, sex-ed in the 1200s and S&M.

star 8.11
9 votes
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Storm-y Weather

#4 - Storm-y Weather

Orange Is the New Black Season 5 - Episode 13

As chaos descends on Litchfield three days into the riot, the inmates wonder what the future holds and seek solace in loved ones.

star 8.11
2523 votes
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#5 - Coolness

Important Things With Demetri Martin Season 1 - Episode 6

A dating service, a pogo-stick pick-up attempt and making a lion in a sweater-vest help Demetri explain "Coolness".

star 8.10
39 votes
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Super Greens

#6 - Super Greens

Nurse Jackie Season 6 - Episode 3

Coop gets the crushing news that his sperm count is too low to allow him to donate. Carrie gets a lucky break, which leads to a medical segment on the local news. Akalitus is on a winning streak, too, with her poker habit starting to pay off. Jackie, however, gets blindsided when Grace - who's been arrested for shoplifting - drops a bomb.

star 7.90
619 votes
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What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

#7 - What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

Girls Season 6 - Episode 8

Adam comes to Hannah with surprising news. Jessa spends a day off on her own. Shoshanna slogs through helping Ray with his oral-history project, until a fortuitous run-in with Abigail, her old boss, infuses the venture with new energy.

star 7.83
1028 votes
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Teachable Moments

#8 - Teachable Moments

Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 7

Akalitus forgets to hire an escort for a psych patient who then lays waste to the pharmacy; Frank cancels a lunch date with Jackie; Zoey hears Coop and Carrie having sex; Jackie worries about Frank when she learns that a cop has been shot.

star 7.79
653 votes
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#9 - Japan

Girls Season 5 - Episode 3

Thriving at her new job in Japan, Shoshanna flirts with the boss, but reminds her work friends that she has a “kind of” boyfriend back in America. Hannah makes a shocking discovery on Fran’s phone and struggles with how to react. After viewing Adam’s performance on a TV police procedural, Jessa shares her insights into his character.

star 7.75
859 votes
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#10 - Halloween

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 6

Jess gets a job as a zombie at a haunted house, but is more frightened of her changing feelings towards Sam. Schmidt and Cece are perfectly matched in the costumes they're wearing, while Winston and Shelby are worlds apart in theirs. Nick gets a visit from a former college crush who shows her affection in a scary way.

star 7.74
3466 votes
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Paper Airplane

#11 - Paper Airplane

The Office (US) Season 9 - Episode 20

Dwight and Angela participate in a paper airplane contest and compete against each other. Meanwhile, Andy prepares for a potential acting job, and Jim and Pam utilize new skills.

star 7.73
2443 votes
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Live Studio Audience

#12 - Live Studio Audience

GLOW Season 1 - Episode 7

As the women prepare for their first live match, Debbie and Ruth seek outside help with their moves, and Rhonda gives Sam a good-luck gift.

star 7.69
1066 votes
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#13 - Candyman

Nurse Jackie Season 6 - Episode 9

Jackie learns about a DEA investigation at the hospital that will require her to take a urine test, so she plots to get around it. Meanwhile, Kevin and Mia plan their wedding; the homeless nun returns in worse shape than ever; and Coop and Carrie find a way to skirt their no sex in the hospital rule.

star 7.69
609 votes
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#14 - Halloween

The Mindy Project Season 1 - Episode 4

When Josh invites Mindy to a Halloween party, Mindy stresses out about finding the perfect costume to impress him. Meanwhile, Danny and Jeremy leave work early to finally take their driver's license tests, much to Danny's embarrassment.

star 7.68
775 votes
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Beach House

#15 - Beach House

Girls Season 3 - Episode 7

Hannah and her friends go on a weekend getaway; Hannah runs into Elijah and invites him to the beach house.

star 7.67
1095 votes
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Painful Evacuation

#16 - Painful Evacuation

Girls Season 6 - Episode 4

Hannah interviews influential writer Ode Montgomery, who offers eye-opening advice on being a woman and a writer. When Adam storms off the set of his latest acting job, Jessa suggests they embark on a creative endeavor of their own. Ray considers the course of his life after a regular at the coffee shop dies suddenly. Marnie is confronted with her narcissism.

star 7.65
1061 votes
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#17 - Normal

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 20

Jess nervously invites Russell to spend the weekend at the loft. Winston gets a job at a sports radio station.

star 7.64
4032 votes
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#18 - Annie

Shrill Season 1 - Episode 1

When the morning after pill fails and aspiring journalist Annie winds up pregnant, she weighs the pros and cons of having a child with her hook-up buddy. The decision-making process forces Annie, with help from her best friend Fran, to figure out who she is and what she wants from her life.

star 7.62
258 votes
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#19 - Gummies

Girls Season 6 - Episode 5

Adam and Jessa begin shooting scenes for their film, but she questions his creative direction. In town to visit Hannah, her mother, Loreen, has a hard time accepting the next phase of her life. Marnie does a less-than-stellar job of being there for a grieving Ray.

star 7.60
1072 votes
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Bad in Bed

#20 - Bad in Bed

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 8

When Jess decides to take her relationship with Paul to the next level, she consults with the guys. Schmidt competes with his office female counterpart.

star 7.59
4902 votes
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#21 - Heart

Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 9

Jackie and Frank have sex for the first time; Akalitus has an extra spring in her step; Coop wants to take his mentoring of Carrie to the next level; Kevin and Grace show up at the hospital after Kevin found a bag of pills in Grace's bag, Jackie delivers Grace to Akalitus and Thor who give her a scared straight tour of the emergency department; Grace has to assist Jackie with a man who collapses on the sidewalk; Jackie wants the girls to live with Kevin.

star 7.58
598 votes
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A Tittin' and a Hairin'

#22 - A Tittin' and a Hairin'

Orange Is the New Black Season 3 - Episode 10

Pennsatucky, Piper, Crazy Eyes and Lorna get closer with their new admirers. Tensions between Sophia and Gloria, and Alex and Lolly escalate.

star 7.57
2876 votes
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I Saw You

#23 - I Saw You

Girls Season 3 - Episode 11

Hannah and Elijah have dinner with Patti LuPone; Jessa looks for a job; Hannah, Shoshanna and Elijah attend Marnie's performance.

star 7.54
946 votes
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Hard Being Easy

#24 - Hard Being Easy

Girls Season 1 - Episode 5

Hannah tries a different tack with her boss to counter his inappropriate office behavior.

star 7.53
1582 votes
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Old Loves

#25 - Old Loves

Girls Season 5 - Episode 4

Hannah and Fran disagree about their teaching methods. Marnie fumes over Desi’s decision to launch a major construction project in their studio apartment. Jessa pushes Hannah away over an awkward rice-pudding meetup. Elijah gets closer to Dill Harcourt.

star 7.53
810 votes
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#26 - Parents

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 8

Jess invites her divorced Mom and Dad over for Thanksgiving dinner and enlists Nick and Cece to help her with a "Parent Trap" to reunite them. Meanwhile, Schmidt's cousin, Big Schmidt, visits, and Winston manipulates them into an escalating battle to prove their manhood.

star 7.52
3461 votes
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#27 - Control

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 16

After Jess realizes that Schmidt is unfairly doing all of the housework, she pushes him to "go on strike." Nick scrambles when he must pay up to Winston after losing a poker game.

star 7.51
4567 votes
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#28 - Role-Play

Girls Season 3 - Episode 10

Hannah worries about her relationship with Adam; Marnie starts working at an art gallery; Shoshanna surprises Jessa.

star 7.45
1022 votes
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The Getaway

#29 - The Getaway

Married Season 1 - Episode 3

Russ and Lina go on a romantic getaway. Jess gets in trouble for sexting her neighbor.

star 7.45
272 votes
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Queen for Two Days

#30 - Queen for Two Days

Girls Season 5 - Episode 5

Hannah and her mom, Loreen, embark on a female-empowerment retreat, where Loreen hopes for clarity in her situation with Tad, and Hannah relishes time away from Fran. In Tokyo, Shoshanna enjoys her budding romance with Yoshi, and gets a surprise visitor from the U.S. Jessa meets up with her sister Minerva and asks for a favor.

star 7.44
850 votes
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She Said OK

#31 - She Said OK

Girls Season 3 - Episode 3

Adam's eccentric sister arrives unannounced; Marnie becomes controlling over Hannah's 25th birthday party; Ray settles into his new role as manager at the new restaurant.

star 7.42
1099 votes
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Daddy's Truck

#32 - Daddy's Truck

Teenage Bounty Hunters Season 1 - Episode 1

In need of money after damaging their dad's truck, Sterling and Blair team up with veteran bounty hunter Bowser to help capture a frenemy's father.

star 7.42
203 votes
Bad Friend

#33 - Bad Friend

Girls Season 2 - Episode 3

On a freelance writing assignment to get out of her comfort zone, Hannah befriends the junkie downstairs and parties hard with Elijah, who reveals an explosive secret. Meanwhile, Marnie has a long awaited run-in with artist Booth Jonathan.

star 7.42
1298 votes
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It's a Shame About Ray

#34 - It's a Shame About Ray

Girls Season 2 - Episode 4

Hannah concentrates on preparing to host her first dinner party and Marnie confronts her ex-boss, Audrey. Meanwhile, Jessa meets her new in-laws and Shoshanna takes her relationship with Ray to the next phase.

star 7.41
1249 votes
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Daddy Issues

#35 - Daddy Issues

Girls Season 4 - Episode 9

Hannah is confronted with a family dilemma and Marnie makes an announcement at Ray's campaign party.

star 7.39
762 votes
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#36 - Pilot

GLOW Season 1 - Episode 1

Desperate to jump-start her career, struggling actress Ruth heads to a casting call at an LA gym -- and quickly realizes it's not a typical audition.

star 7.38
1791 votes
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The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy

#37 - The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy

Modern Love Season 2 - Episode 2

A woman with delayed sleep phase syndrome meets the love of her life. The catch is: he's awake while the sun is shining and she is not.

star 7.33
203 votes
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Female Author

#38 - Female Author

Girls Season 4 - Episode 3

Hannah has a lot of free time but nothing to do with only one class a week, while Elijah makes his mark on the Iowa social scene. Back in New York City, Ray warns Marnie about Desi's intentions before they meet with a record label; Shoshanna has a job interview; and Adam gets mixed up in Jessa's world after an AA meeting.

star 7.33
593 votes
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Dead Inside

#39 - Dead Inside

Girls Season 3 - Episode 4

Hannah tries to process an untimely death; Jessa tracks down an old friend; Marnie discovers a video that Charlie posted online.

star 7.32
993 votes
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#40 - Cubbies

Girls Season 4 - Episode 4

Hannah is confronted by her classmates after leaving a non-apology apology letter in their cubbies. After being rejected at yet another job interview, a frustrated Shoshanna spends a day with Ray. Creative and romantic tensions between Marnie and Desi reach a breaking point.

star 7.29
652 votes
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It's Back

#41 - It's Back

Girls Season 2 - Episode 8

Hannah tries to hide mounting anxiety about her book from her visiting parents; Marnie is stunned to learn that Charlie has started a successful app company; while at AA, Adam meets a boisterous woman who coaxes him into dating her daughter, Natalia; and Ray’s aversion to college parties gives Shoshanna pause.

star 7.29
1026 votes
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#42 - Counseling

Divorce (2016) Season 1 - Episode 3

Robert and Frances attend couples therapy in an effort to see if their marriage is salvageable. Frances gets advice from Dallas, while Robert vents at work. At home, tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for the children. Frances arrives at an epiphany.

star 7.26
800 votes
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The Shower

#43 - The Shower

Married Season 1 - Episode 2

AJ and Jess hijack Russ and Lina's night out.

star 7.26
304 votes
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Next Day

#44 - Next Day

Divorce (2016) Season 1 - Episode 2

Frances rushes to intercept Robert before he tells the kids that she’s divorcing him. Everyone gathers at the hospital to support Diane as she waits for news on Nick’s condition. In the midst of the chaos, Frances considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery.

star 7.24
891 votes
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#45 - Pilot

Divorce (2016) Season 1 - Episode 1

Frances and Robert--a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City--try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane's 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.

star 7.23
1224 votes
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Top Five Heartbreaks

#46 - Top Five Heartbreaks

High Fidelity Season 1 - Episode 1

After a first date gone wrong with nice guy, record store owner Rob Brooks recounts her Top Five Heartbreaks and a recent emotional run in with her past.

star 7.18
246 votes
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Small Town

#47 - Small Town

The Goodwin Games Season 1 - Episode 3

When Chloe sees Jimmy with a strange man, she suspects him of returning to his old ways; Henry lies about being a workaholic; Chloe's roommate kicks her out over the phone.

star 7.06
203 votes
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