The Best Episodes Directed by Joanna Kerns

My Fallen Idol

#1 - 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.

star 8.34
417 votes
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Fire

#2 - 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

star 8.13
16 votes
Sonata in Three Parts

#3 - 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.

star 8.12
26 votes
The Hero Returns

#4 - 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 (Seamus Dever) continues to grow. Joan's backup during her maternity leave, Lt. Colonel Evan Connors, arrives on post.

star 8.11
52 votes
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Ghost Bride

#5 - 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.

star 8.08
111 votes
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Quintessence of Dust

#6 - Quintessence of Dust

ER Season 12 - Episode 14

An unexpected visitor puts Clemente in the middle of a domestic dispute, and things don’t look good. As the police sort out events, Luka, Abby and Sam try to save the victim in the aftermath of a shooting. Luka and Abby await important news about the baby. Pratt finds himself the centre of unexpected attention at a fundraising event.

star 7.97
65 votes
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Graduation Day

#7 - 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. Luka's status seems uncertain as the hospital board considers a permanent solution to the Clemente affair. Sam returns, unsure of what the future holds for her. The ER struggles to get back to normal, as old staffers play new roles, and new personnel come on board.

star 7.96
69 votes
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Dinner With The Goldbergs

#8 - 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.

star 7.94
563 votes
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Get a Life

#9 - 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.

star 7.89
18 votes
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Things Unsaid

#10 - 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.

star 7.88
151 votes
What Goes Up Must Come Down

#11 - 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.

star 7.88
168 votes
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Talk for Tat

#12 - 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.

star 7.87
25 votes
The Benefit of the Right Track

#13 - 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.

star 7.84
72 votes
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Quinceanera

#14 - 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.

star 7.79
183 votes
Weekend of Living Dangerously

#15 - 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.

star 7.77
65 votes
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Girl Talk

#16 - 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.

star 7.71
623 votes
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A Tangled Web

#17 - 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.

star 7.69
572 votes
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Why is Josh in a Bad Mood?

#18 - 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

star 7.62
323 votes
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Girl Death Mask (She Plays Alone)

#19 - Girl Death Mask (She Plays Alone)

Switched at Birth Season 3 - Episode 17

When John starts feeling a sense of built-up anxiety in Bay and Daphne, he suggests that a trip to Chicago to find Bay’s second cousin is a perfect opportunity for her to become more in touch with her roots and give Daphne a chance to tour prospective colleges. But the trip goes south when Daphne uses the opportunity to act out, and Bay discovers alarming news about Angelo’s family past. Meanwhile, Kathryn tries to kindle a spark between two love-seeking candidates looking for something missing in their lives.

star 7.54
146 votes
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Charlotte’s Web

#20 - Charlotte’s Web

Pretty Little Liars Season 6 - Episode 12

As the girls are forced to stay in Rosewood, questions about the new mystery surface. A restless Aria starts to look suspicious as she heads back to Boston a little too quickly. But could Aria really be the one behind this? As Spencer, Emily and Hanna find themselves back in familiar territory, they aren't happy with going about solving this puzzle "the old way." Meanwhile, Emily continues to lie about her life in California and Alison keeps a close eye on her friends.

star 7.51
775 votes
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The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here

#21 - The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here

Nashville (2012) Season 4 - Episode 4

Rock star Marcus Keen makes demands on Rayna as she struggles to tend to those around her. Layla and Jeff get into a lover’s quarrel. Jeff arranges for a journalist to shadow Juliette on tour, but after another emotional setback, she leans on pills and alcohol to get through her days, and Zoey returns to see Scarlett

star 7.45
447 votes
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Safety First

#22 - 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.

star 7.42
46 votes
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The Obstacle Course

#23 - The Obstacle Course

Ally McBeal Season 4 - Episode 18

Cassandra surprises John when she suddenly shows up at the office. She wants to continue the relationship they started in LA, but John doesn't want to go on seeing her, because they're 3.000 miles away and he's not completely over Melanie yet. Ally takes the case of a man who's being sued because he didn't reveal to his internet date that he was a dwarf. Larry is representing the woman suing, and the case ends up reflecting on their own relationship as Ally questions Larry if they would be together if she was 3 feet tall. Ling and Jackson take a case of a woman who's suing her old boyfriend for interrupting her wedding ceremony. Jackson reveals his true feelings towards Ling, who is confused and torn between him and Richard. Caught in the middle of this is Renee, who feels used by Jackson.

star 7.26
42 votes
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