The BEST episodes directed by Joanna Kerns

Sonata in Three Parts
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8.27
216 votes

#1 - Sonata in Three Parts

Men in Trees - Season 2 - Episode 10

Eager to remain positive after learning that Jack could be in peril, Marin focuses her energy on nursing Cash through his illness. Meanwhile, Patrick asks a young woman out on a date and Jerome's past life brings surprises to Annie. Eric's church group causes discord between Eric and Sara.

Blood Cancer Sex Carrots
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8.16
192 votes

#2 - Blood Cancer Sex Carrots

Chasing Life - Season 1 - Episode 3

As things begin to heat up with Dominic, April second-guesses the status of their relationship when she learns he has a reputation as the office playboy. To help take her mind off of Dominic and to start facing the reality of her symptoms, she volunteers for an assignment at work about a supposed cancer-curing miracle juice and finds a confidant and support in the juice maker, Gerald. Meanwhile, Sara makes a surprise connection with one of her therapy patients and hosts an awkward dinner for her new boyfriend, Ben, to meet the family.

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My Fallen Idol
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8.01
1714 votes

#3 - My Fallen Idol

Scrubs - Season 5 - Episode 21

Dr. Cox starts drinking after his decisions result in the death of three of his patients. The staff tries to cover for him at the hospital, while everyone tries to convince him how inspiring he is for them. Turk starts his new rotation with orthopedic surgery, but isn't so fond of his attending doctor's touchy-feely methods. Thus, J.D. and the Janitor attempt to help Turk find ways to bond with his new supervisor.

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Dinner with the Goldbergs
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7.90
739 votes

#4 - Dinner with the Goldbergs

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 12

Erica warns Geoff about going to dinner with her family, but he insists; by dinner's end, Geoff hits his breaking point.

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Flashy Little Flashdancer
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7.90
620 votes

#5 - Flashy Little Flashdancer

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 19

After seeing "Flashdance," Beverly decides to take up dance with the Frentas and is rejected when the family doesn't support her after telling them she is going to be in a recital. Meanwhile, when Emmy starts dating a cool guy, Adam thinks their friendship is in jeopardy, so he sets out to be cooler which backfires.

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How Two-Faced Can You Get
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7.90
144 votes

#6 - How Two-Faced Can You Get

Dynasty (2017) - Season 2 - Episode 17

Fallon’s acquisition of a new publishing company brings an unexpected person from her past into the fold. Blake is suspicious when a disgruntled Jeff shows up on the Atlantix doorstep, and Cristal fears her old family will seek revenge on her new one.

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Things Unsaid
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7.88
151 votes

#7 - Things Unsaid

The Fosters (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Callie’s probation officer learns of Callie and Brandon’s relationship, it poses serious consequences for both teens. Stef and Lena are forced to take more severe measures to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Stef returns to work, leaving Lena riddled with anxiety. Jesus bonds with his wrestling team but Lena’s reaction to a hazing tradition threatens to shake the hard-earned respect of his teammates. Kelsey’s jealousy over Mariana’s growing attraction to Chase leads Kelsey to expose some nasty secrets from Mariana’s past. Fearing Callie’s actions will get them both sent away from the Fosters’ home, Jude makes preparations.

Vegas, Baby
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7.87
1937 votes

#8 - Vegas, Baby

This Is Us - Season 2 - Episode 16

Kate and Toby go to Las Vegas for their bachelor/bachelorette parties. Jack and Rebecca celebrate their anniversary.

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Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?
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7.85
454 votes

#9 - Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 17

Rebecca is hiding a big secret from Paula, which begins to affect their friendship. Josh and Greg switch roles when Josh makes a discovery that angers him, while Greg is happier than he has been in a long time

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The Woman in Question
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7.85
241 votes

#10 - The Woman in Question

Why Women Kill - Season 2 - Episode 7

Newly widowed, Rita's elation is short-lived when Catherine questions her innocence in Carlo's death, much to Alma's delight. Dee introduces her parents to Vern at a dinner with multiple shocking revelations.

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Holiday Spirit
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7.84
311 votes

#11 - Holiday Spirit

Ghost Whisperer - Season 3 - Episode 10

Melinda is at the house of young boy named Riley and as they're hanging Christmas ornaments on the tree, Melinda tries to get him to open up about the strange things he has seen.

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Crash Into Me
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7.81
283 votes

#12 - Crash Into Me

Roswell, New Mexico - Season 2 - Episode 12

As the town prepares for CrashCon, Liz and Max attempt to piece together who may be behind a potentially deadly plan targeting the festival. Elsewhere, Maria and Isobel take drastic measure to learn more about the night Mimi disappeared, while Michael is forced to do someone else's bidding.

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Parties Without Borders
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7.80
41 votes

#13 - Parties Without Borders

Recovery Road - Season 1 - Episode 4

When the residents of an upscale rehab facility have to temporarily move into Springtime Meadows, Vern is elated that his favorite actress Olivia O’Brien is among them. But Olivia isn’t what Vern expected. Maddie is feeling left out of her high school life and decides her boyfriend Zach’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to reclaim her place. But when the celebration turns into a wild party, Maddie is faced with temptation to slip back into her old ways. Flashbacks highlight Vern’s addiction and Cynthia’s efforts to help her best friend get clean.

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The Truck Stops Here
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7.80
5 votes

#14 - The Truck Stops Here

Growing Pains - Season 7 - Episode 20

Luke's father George visits the Seavers hoping that Luke has mellowed a little and would like to spend some time with him but Luke doesn't. He was about to leave when he collapses outside the door. He says that can't move, so they take him in. Jason and Ben offer to deliver his load, and they experience all sorts of chaos on the way. Mike thinks that George is faking his injury so that he could stay and Luke would have to talk to him. But the doctor tells Maggie who tells Mike that unless George stops driving trucks, he could become paralyzed. Mike talks to George and tells him to tell Luke but doesn't want Luke to pity him and doesn't anything else to do but be a trucker. Mike suggests that maybe he could open a truck stop. Luke finds George struggling to get up and they finally talk. The next day after Jason and Ben return, George tells them that he is giving up trucking and will open a truck stop and Luke's going with him. Luke says goodbye to the Seavers.

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Quinceanera
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7.80
183 votes

#15 - Quinceanera

The Fosters (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mariana's quinceanera is coming up and Lena wants it to be the best. However, when a secret is revealed, it could end the party before it even starts. Lena's mom comes for a visit and Stef gives Brandon a pep talk on the rules of dating when he sees Talya and Callie getting more friendly.

Talk for Tat
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7.79
191 votes

#16 - Talk for Tat

Men in Trees - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Elmo experiences a record heatwave, Marin realizes the energy bars she has been feeding the raccoon are making him sick. When she turns to Jack for help, she discovers something between them has changed.

What Goes Up Must Come Down
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7.79
341 votes

#17 - What Goes Up Must Come Down

Switched at Birth - Season 2 - Episode 19

Daphne’s frustration with Jace comes to a head when Parker shares some upsetting news. Nikki confronts her mom about her dad’s history. Meanwhile, John continues to find ways to pay back Regina for saving his life, and Ty and Bay go camping.

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Weekend of Living Dangerously
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7.78
319 votes

#18 - Weekend of Living Dangerously

The Lying Game - Season 1 - Episode 19

Emma wants to find out what really happened on the reservation but Ethan is avoiding her and Sutton is looking to send her packing for good. Curious about his father’s possible link to Derek’s murder, Thayer starts to doubt Alec’s alibi and begins investigating Rebecca’s past. And, Kristin grows increasingly suspicious that Ted is not telling her the entire story when it comes to Justin’s mom.

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Empathy
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7.78
1846 votes

#19 - Empathy

The Good Doctor - Season 2 - Episode 9

Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick, and Dr. Claire Brown grapple with a patient's wish to perform an operation that would keep him from acting on his pedophilic urges. Dr. Shaun Murphy learns a lesson in empathy.

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Ghost Bride
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7.78
388 votes

#20 - Ghost Bride

Ghost Whisperer - Season 1 - Episode 10

A ghost of a bride who didn't make it through her wedding night is back with a vengeance haunting her husband's new fiancée to the point of her leaving him at the alter.

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George! George Glass!
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7.78
1276 votes

#21 - George! George Glass!

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 4 - Episode 3

Erica and Adam both take the lead from TV’s “The Brady Bunch” and “George Glass” their crushes. Adam risks bodily harm in an intense game of paintball, and Erica might be embarrassed when her friends see through her fake college-aged boyfriend. Meanwhile, Murray’s stubbornness causes Beverly to miss seeing the Beach Boys at Live Aid,

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Whirly Girlie
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7.77
907 votes

#22 - Whirly Girlie

Pretty Little Liars - Season 5 - Episode 2

With the events of New York behind them and back in Rosewood, the Liars are unsettled to still be living under a cloud of secrets. Aria is haunted by the recent past events, while Emily, Hanna and Spencer try to wrap their head around the new normal. Alison, on the other hand, is still sleeping with one eye open as she is forced to stay at home with her family — who she doesn’t trust. Meanwhile, Jason’s odd behavior and Kenneth DiLaurentis’ search for Jessica starts to raise eyebrows about her disappearance.

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Han Ukkah Solo
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7.74
1228 votes

#23 - Han Ukkah Solo

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 4 - Episode 10

After finding out there is only going to be one Hanukkah song in the Holiday Pageant, Beverly convinces Erica to create the perfect song to bring some excitement to the holiday. Erica sees her shot to break into the music business while Barry does his best to prove he too can be a hit maker with music. Meanwhile, Adam’s childlike wonder with movies and entertainment is called into question when things he loved as a child aren’t as good as he remembers.

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Girl Talk
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7.73
670 votes

#24 - Girl Talk

Fuller House - Season 2 - Episode 7

Kimmy hatches a plan to get the girls' childhood band, Girl Talk, back together. A vengeful video making fun of Ramona goes viral.

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Chapter Eleven
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7.73
626 votes

#25 - Chapter Eleven

Jane the Virgin - Season 1 - Episode 11

When the nuns surprise Jane by offering her a permanent teaching position, she’s excited, but things become complicated when Rogelio offers Jane a writing internship at his telenovela. Alba encourages Xo to keep the promise she made to God about Rogelio. Michael is convinced of Rafael’s involvement with the mysterious Sin Rostro and disobeys his boss’ direct order to leave Rafael alone.

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just in case
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7.72
94 votes

#26 - just in case

A Million Little Things - Season 4 - Episode 20

The strength of Maggie and Gary’s relationship is put to the test once again. Rome makes a sacrifice for a student in distress, Theo turns to an unlikely source to help his mom through a rough patch, and Eddie learns a shocking secret about Anna.

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The Right Thing To Do
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7.71
7 votes

#27 - The Right Thing To Do

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 4

Amy must rule on the fate of conjoined twins; Jared proposes to Maxine before taking a job in China; Carole tries to push Vincent away after she learns the lump on her breast is malignant.

Tight Rope Walker
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7.71
320 votes

#28 - Tight Rope Walker

Switched at Birth - Season 2 - Episode 8

Daphne feels torn when the deaf students at Carlton rally the school board to prevent even more hearing kids from attending through the pilot program. Meanwhile, Bay questions Regina's behavior, Daphne gets the lead in the play and Toby grows closer to Elisa.

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Chapter Sixteen
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7.71
577 votes

#29 - Chapter Sixteen

Jane the Virgin - Season 1 - Episode 16

Jane is feeling distant from Rafael so she focuses on her writing instead, but is stuck with a case of writers block. When Jane runs into Michael he mentions a romance writing workshop, and she thinks she has found the solution. Petra has a solution to finding a musical performer for the Mirabella’s Calle Ocho celebration, but it forces Rafael to ask Rogelio for help. Rogelio is struggling with his new character as a detective, so he gets the brilliant idea to shadow Michael for real cop experience. Xo has made a decision about her life with Rogelio which causes a rift between her and Alba.

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A Tangled Web
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7.70
623 votes

#30 - A Tangled Web

Fuller House - Season 2 - Episode 8

While Jackson pet-sits for Lola, DJ works overtime to help Max ace a school project. Jimmy makes a music video for Stephanie's latest song.

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Get Carried Away
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7.69
121 votes

#31 - Get Carried Away

The Baker and the Beauty - Season 1 - Episode 3

Noa invites Daniel on a charity trip to Puerto Rico where things don't go as planned. Vanessa stays close to the Garcias and helps Mateo land his next gig as a DJ. Mari invites Natalie's crush to their house.

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Short Squeeze
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7.69
581 votes

#32 - Short Squeeze

FBI - Season 3 - Episode 13

When the CEO of a major brokerage firm is shot and killed while surrounded by protesters, the team looks into who had the most to lose from his company's perceived manipulations. Also, Scola's previous Wall Street career and the reasons he left come to light as the financial details of the case begin to unfold.

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family first
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7.68
120 votes

#33 - family first

A Million Little Things - Season 4 - Episode 1

Gary struggles in the aftermath of his encounter with Peter. Meanwhile, Regina and Rome put on a united front following the closure of Someday and the deportation of Tyrell’s mother. Sophie deals with mixed emotions surrounding her mother while Delilah faces a difficult decision. Eddie inches closer to finding out who caused the accident, and Maggie navigates a new career opportunity.

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Poker? I Barely Know Her
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7.65
1134 votes

#34 - Poker? I Barely Know Her

Psych - Season 1 - Episode 14

Henry's friend refuses to report his son, Brandon, missing after the son steals 30,000 dollars. Shawn agrees to help locate the son, and finds out that Brandon has been involved in some underground poker. Meanwhile, O'hara tries to surprise Lassiter on his birthday.

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You Can't Always Get What You Want
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7.65
544 votes

#35 - You Can't Always Get What You Want

One Tree Hill - Season 2 - Episode 4

Brooke's new neighbor quickly makes his presence felt among the Tree Hill gang and even comes to Brooke's rescue when she is caught shoplifting. Nathan and Haley have their first post-wedding argument when he buys her a gift rather than a much-needed car. Lucas' attempt to help Dan with rehab ends in disaster when Dan reverts to his old ways. Peyton tries to organize an all-ages club and is tempted to try cocaine to seal the deal.

The Hero Returns
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7.64
144 votes

#36 - The Hero Returns

Army Wives - Season 2 - Episode 5

Trevor returns home a hero but is conflicted about the praise being showered on him. Frank, still in Iraq, becomes increasingly worried about Denise's newfound independence, particularly her affinity for her new motorcycle. Denise's friendship with Getti continues to grow. Joan's backup during her maternity leave, Lt. Colonel Evan Connors, arrives on post.

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Fire
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7.64
75 votes

#37 - Fire

Felicity - Season 4 - Episode 10

Ben focuses all of his attention on studying as he prepares for his organic chemistry final. Felicity decides to follow his example and devote more time to her artwork. She seeks advice from Professor Cavallo on how to improve her work, and spends more time at the studio. Noel grudgingly takes his medication and continues to see a therapist. He considers starting his own graphics company. Felicity asks for Noel's advice about her art project. Noel decides to follow his therapist's recommendation and spend less time with Felicity. Ben grows angry with Trevor for inviting Elena to their study sessions, as they goof off all of the time. Felicity is working in the studio when the building catches on fire. She is unaware of this because the alarms do not sound, and becomes trapped. Noel extinguishes the flames near the door and pulls her outside. Ben and Trevor apologize for their argument and go to see Professor Hodges. They learn that Trevor passed the exam, while Ben scored 9

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Graduation Day
star
7.64
122 votes

#38 - Graduation Day

ER - Season 13 - Episode 2

As their infant son's fate hangs in the balance, Luka and Abby struggle to make the right decisions and keep the faith. Maggie arrives, determined to help. The hospital board meets to fire Luka over the Clemente fiasco; when Weaver confesses that she, not Luka, was responsible, she is demoted to an ER attending. Sam's employer, Eliott, helps her forestall any police investigation of Steve's death. The ER struggles to get back to normal, as old staffers play new roles, and new personnel come on board.

Safety First
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7.64
160 votes

#39 - Safety First

Army Wives - Season 4 - Episode 11

Everyone on post is on high alert as Fort Marshall is on its 99th day without a fatality. Joan finally goes to the doctor and learns what is causing her symptoms. Denise is moved to dispatch duty at work and enlists Pamela’s help to locate a caller in trouble. Trevor proves his leadership skills and gains the trust of the new men under his command, including Jeremy.

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My First Thanksgiving with Josh!
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7.61
495 votes

#40 - My First Thanksgiving with Josh!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 6

Rebecca scores an invite to the Chan family Thanksgiving festivities, where Josh’s parents fall in love with her much to Valencia’s dismay. Meanwhile, Greg struggles with taking care of his dad and wanting to pursue his dreams.

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The Benefit of the Right Track
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7.61
554 votes

#41 - The Benefit of the Right Track

Friends With Benefits - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sarah struggles to get off the "Booty Call Track" and onto the "Relationship Track" with paramedic Evan, while Ben works toward the opposite with a girl he met over the weekend. Back at the loft, Fitz, humiliated by Aaron's extravagant gift on their "Roommate-aversary," tries to take Aaron on a fun, low-cost night out.

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…Free As A Bird
star
7.60
113 votes

#42 - …Free As A Bird

Light as a Feather - Season 2 - Episode 2

McKenna and Alex start their court-ordered community service. Violet gives McKenna advice.

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…Lost As Eden
star
7.59
120 votes

#43 - …Lost As Eden

Light as a Feather - Season 2 - Episode 1

As McKenna’s life starts to spiral, she finds herself turning to an unlikely ally. The girls head to a party where Alex meets a mysterious woman.

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There's Something About Mira
star
7.59
1331 votes

#44 - There's Something About Mira

Psych - Season 2 - Episode 11

Shawn is shocked when he learns that Gus is married after Gus' wife unexpectedly shows up. She asks the men to take on a missing-persons case.

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crystal clear
star
7.57
119 votes

#45 - crystal clear

A Million Little Things - Season 4 - Episode 5

Gary’s attempt to make things right for Sophie comes with unexpected repercussions. Eddie realizes Nicole needs help in her own ways, and Maggie connects more with Jane. Katherine discovers something new about herself.

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...Brave as a Lion
star
7.56
54 votes

#46 - ...Brave as a Lion

Light as a Feather - Season 2 - Episode 16

With the curse closing in, the girls must make a tough decision, and one faces a hard truth that could change everything.

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Get a Life
star
7.55
128 votes

#47 - Get a Life

Men in Trees - Season 2 - Episode 14

Morgan Fairchild guest-stars as herself when she arrives in Elmo to sing the national anthem at the opening game for Ben's hockey team, and then decides she wants to buy the rights to Marin's life to be made into a movie. Meanwhile, a kidney donor for Cash is found and Sara discovers Eric's band has a fan club.

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fresh start
star
7.53
98 votes

#48 - fresh start

A Million Little Things - Season 4 - Episode 13

Maggie’s radio show is a proven success, yet she faces an uphill battle when her beliefs do not align with the station owner’s. Old wounds are reopened when Rome visits his old prep school and Katherine helps Eddie navigate the next step in his relationship with Anna.

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Quintessence of Dust
star
7.52
117 votes

#49 - Quintessence of Dust

ER - Season 12 - Episode 14

An unexpected visitor -- Jodie's violent policeman husband Bobby, from whom she has filed for divorce -- puts Clemente in the middle of a domestic dispute that ends in Bobby shooting Jodie and Clemente. Kovač and Abby await important test results regarding their baby. Neela struggles with her surgical elective, and Ray tries to convince a homeless musician to accept help from his family. Jodie survives life-threatening surgery but is comatose, and her out-of-context remarks lead to Clemente being suspected in her shooting.

...Quiet as a Tomb
star
7.52
50 votes

#50 - ...Quiet as a Tomb

Light as a Feather - Season 2 - Episode 15

McKenna pressures a friend to deliver on a deadly promise.

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