The BEST episodes directed by Joe Chappelle

Middle Ground
star
8.35
3146 votes

#1 - Middle Ground

The Wire - Season 3 - Episode 11

The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.

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Brave New World (2)
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8.24
7757 votes

#2 - Brave New World (2)

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 22

The Fringe team is pushed to the breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.

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Late Editions
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8.22
2664 votes

#3 - Late Editions

The Wire - Season 5 - Episode 9

Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate.

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That's Got His Own
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8.19
2839 votes

#4 - That's Got His Own

The Wire - Season 4 - Episode 12

Freamon seeks help in City Hall; Bubbles gets desperate; Michael rejects his past; Omar strikes again.

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You Promised
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8.14
1590 votes

#5 - You Promised

Black Bird - Season 1 - Episode 6

Jimmy reaches his breaking point. Larry becomes suspicious. McCauley and Miller talk to an important person in Larry’s life.

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Deathtrap (1)
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8.12
2047 votes

#6 - Deathtrap (1)

Chicago Fire - Season 5 - Episode 15

Truck and squad are called to aid in a massive all-city response when an old, ill-equipped factory-turned live/work space quickly turns into a firestorm, trapping countless unsuspecting victims. The dire situation quickly turns personal when it is discovered that one of Chicago PD's own has a family member at the scene. With the rescued victims in need of serious medical attention, the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med are tested as the major influx of patients are brought through their doors. Meanwhile, in the aftermath, the building owner steps forward to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, but the situation takes a sudden and unexpected turn. (Emotional Proximity (2) Chicago P.D. S04E16) (Fake (3) Chicago Justice S01E01)

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The Hate That Hate Produced
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8.11
567 votes

#7 - The Hate That Hate Produced

Godfather of Harlem - Season 2 - Episode 10

Bumpy Johnson must fend off rivals to receive the largest dope shipment in New York history, while Harlem explodes into riot. Malcolm X reluctantly agrees to protection from an unusual source.

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Our Black Shining Prince
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8.10
447 votes

#8 - Our Black Shining Prince

Godfather of Harlem - Season 3 - Episode 10

Bumpy and Chin enlist Morgenthau's help to prevent Colombo and Battle from bringing in a shipment of heroin, guns, and cocaine. Stella must choose between Colombo and her father. Meanwhile, Malcolm X prepares for his speech at the Audubon Ballroom.

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A Dark Day (1)
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8.10
1473 votes

#9 - A Dark Day (1)

Chicago Fire - Season 2 - Episode 20

Lt. Casey and Dawson volunteer to help at a charity run at Chicago Medical when a massive explosion sends Chicago into chaos. With one of their own missing in the blast, the firehouse is tested like never before. (8:30 PM (2) aired on Chicago P.D., season 1, episode 12.)

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I Am the Apocalypse
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8.10
1271 votes

#10 - I Am the Apocalypse

Chicago Fire - Season 3 - Episode 19

The Chicago fire team works seamlessly with Chicago Med personnel to help aid victims of a deadly gas leak, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when the hospital is suddenly forced into quarantine.

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Always
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8.09
1477 votes

#11 - Always

Chicago Fire - Season 3 - Episode 1

Boden forces members of Firehouse 51 to pull themselves back together in the aftermath of a harrowing fire explosion. While Severide goes missing for one week too many, Casey works to track down his whereabouts. Newhouse brings some unexpected news regarding one of Mills’ relatives. Herrmann and Otis make some new goals regarding Molly’s.

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Rear View Mirror
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8.07
1683 votes

#12 - Rear View Mirror

Chicago Fire - Season 1 - Episode 6

Facing suspension, Dawson gets a hand from the same girl she saved through the procedures that landed her in front of the disciplinary board. Lieutenant Casey finds his fuse shortening as Detective Voight stops at nothing to get him to retract his statement. However, when Casey lays his life on the line during an apartment fire, he may have unknowingly caught the break he was needing.

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The Sky Is Falling
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8.07
1359 votes

#13 - The Sky Is Falling

Chicago Fire - Season 4 - Episode 13

The team responds to a mass shooting; Casey investigates the missing money from the fund-raiser. Jimmy agrees to represent the firehouse in a boxing match against the Chicago PD's 21st District. Chili's behavior continues to be an issue for Brett.

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The Day We Died
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8.06
9253 votes

#14 - The Day We Died

Fringe - Season 3 - Episode 22

As the thrilling third season propels to a climactic close, questions will be answered as Peter confronts his destiny and a beloved team member meets an untimely demise.

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The Geechee
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8.03
604 votes

#15 - The Geechee

Godfather of Harlem - Season 2 - Episode 4

An unlikely partnership proves to be extremely lucrative for Bumpy Johnson and Chin Gigante, but their success puts targets on their backs. Malcolm X fights off attacks on his character and his life.

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Chickens Come Home to Roost
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8.03
879 votes

#16 - Chickens Come Home to Roost

Godfather of Harlem - Season 1 - Episode 10

Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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Rhymes with Shout
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8.02
1575 votes

#17 - Rhymes with Shout

Chicago Fire - Season 2 - Episode 8

When the shooting of a young girl happens in their neighborhood, Cruz and his brother, Leon are forced to think about the gang they have tried to escape. The battle between Chief Boden and McLeod continues to escalate and Isabella convinces Mills to dress up for a fancy gala. Meanwhile, Lt. Casey is sad Dawson won't be coming by as much now that his parental duties are over, Shay is fed up with the firehouse and digs in deeper with Devon and Zoya's visa is expiring, prompting her to come up with an idea.

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Purgatory
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8.02
1815 votes

#18 - Purgatory

Chicago Fire - Season 5 - Episode 14

After exercising his disdain and authority over Chief Boden, Chief Anderson reassigns members of 51 to various houses around town, citing the need for improvement. The ramifications are felt by the crew, who are left to make the best of their respective situations in their new surroundings. Boden fights to repair the situation, but it just might be out of his control. Elsewhere, Severide toils over an important decision.

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Wrong Side of the Bars
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8.01
1881 votes

#19 - Wrong Side of the Bars

Chicago P.D. - Season 1 - Episode 2

Antonio’s son was kidnapped and he has a feeling the Columbian drug gang is to blame. Pulpo, the Columbian gang leader, is being held in jail and suggests his release may trigger the release of Diego. During the investigation, Halstead learns some new information about Lindsay. Voight offers Antonio a new approach to get information on Diego’s whereabouts.

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Elite Meat to Eat
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8.00
6 votes

#20 - Elite Meat to Eat

The Agency - Season 2 - Episode 11

Teri is taken to Stiles to his home. The Incident Response Team heads to Ireland to stop arms dealers.

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Short and Fat
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7.99
1357 votes

#21 - Short and Fat

Chicago Fire - Season 4 - Episode 9

Patterson fills in for Boden, who's trying to clear his name. Severide learns where Serena may be hiding. Herrmann and Otis give Freddie a job that keeps him close by. Jimmy and Chili draw more attention then either bargained for.

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Let Her Go
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7.97
1610 votes

#22 - Let Her Go

Chicago Fire - Season 1 - Episode 23

Events force Lieutenant Casey to team up with the Intelligence Unit, now run by Voight, who doesn’t appear to have changed his crooked ways after his stint in prison. Shay's excitement at the prospect of becoming a parent grows, while Mills and Dawson face some personal challenges. Meanwhile, the house comes together to support the opening of Molly's.

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Our Day Will Come
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7.97
1105 votes

#23 - Our Day Will Come

Godfather of Harlem - Season 1 - Episode 3

Bumpy unexpectedly finds himself at Elise's side when her shoplifting arrest and subsequent abuse is the catalyst for a protest where conflicting interests cause tensions to rise.

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Defcon 1
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7.96
1655 votes

#24 - Defcon 1

Chicago Fire - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lt. Severide has his strong ideas on who the serial arsonist is, but first needs to find proof to back up his suspicions. Meanwhile, Lt. Casey adjusts to his new lifestyle in the wake of recent events and Molly's bar is failing, much to the dismay of owners Hermann, Dawson and Otis. Elsewhere, Dawson goes out on a date with Jay Halstead, one of the bar regulars, and Mouch's campaign trail starts to get on track with the aid of Isabella, an old friend of Dawson's.

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10-7
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7.95
339 votes

#25 - 10-7

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 24

While investigating the murder of man hired to make dirty bombs that terrorists intend to set off in Miami, Horatio finds the bloody fingerprint of his brother, Raymond, who he believed to be dead. However, when Raymond's son is kidnapped, he emerges from deep undercover and the estranged brothers must work together to save the boy. Meanwhile, while processing a crime scene, an unknown assailant holds a gun to Calleigh's head and, after a deadly confrontation in her gun lab, she is left doubting that she can continue as a CSI.

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Professional Courtesy
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7.94
1770 votes

#26 - Professional Courtesy

Chicago Fire - Season 1 - Episode 3

Casey faces pressure to cover for a cop's son, who was responsible for a drunken-driving accident that left a teenager paralyzed. Meanwhile, Severide ignores his doctor's warnings that his neck injury may never heal if he doesn't seek treatment; and Mills must choose between working at the fire department full-time or helping his mom with her restaurant.

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One Hundred
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7.94
1831 votes

#27 - One Hundred

Chicago Fire - Season 5 - Episode 8

Lt. Casey and Dawson apply for permanent adoption of Louie, but quickly discover a hurdle. Firefighter-turned-medical student Jeff Clarke approaches Lt. Severide with an interesting proposition. With hopes of reinvigorating business at the bar, Otis convinces a skeptical Herrmann to throw a bash in celebration of the milestone 100th anniversary of Molly's, but not without complications.

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Ten Harlems
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7.93
551 votes

#28 - Ten Harlems

Godfather of Harlem - Season 2 - Episode 8

Confronted with a betrayal in his ranks, Bumpy Johnson hunts for enemies within his Ten Harlems. The conflict between Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam escalates from threats to outright violence.

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Subject 9
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7.93
8179 votes

#29 - Subject 9

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 4

Olivia uncovers a dangerous force that may be connected to past experiments with Cortexiphan. The investigation forces Walter to leave the lab for the first time in years and travel to Massive Dynamic to examine old case files. Walter struggles with his emotional state as he confronts the demons of his past.

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Recoil
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7.93
363 votes

#30 - Recoil

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 21

After a bitter custody battle, shots are fired outside the courthouse. Bullets fly and the target is the little girl's mother. Horatio goes after the father, who he suspects may not be the girl's biological father after all. However, when the mother's shady past is uncovered, the team finds that she has a lot of enemies who would like to take a shot at her. Meanwhile, Calleigh's father returns to the crime lab for her guidance but for an unexpected reason.

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The Unrivaled Standard
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7.92
1125 votes

#31 - The Unrivaled Standard

Chicago Fire - Season 6 - Episode 21

Lt. Severide is shocked when Rene Royce resurfaces; Casey comes up with a plan to help Chief Boden in his latest pursuit; Kidd regrets a decision she made regarding Severide; Herrmann clashes with Lt. Colannino over their son's basketball team.

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The White Whale
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7.92
868 votes

#32 - The White Whale

Chicago Fire - Season 7 - Episode 21

A serial arsonist cold case is reopened when Lt. Severide finds a connection to a recent salon fire. Firehouse 51 celebrates a retirement party.

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All In
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7.91
463 votes

#33 - All In

CSI: Miami - Season 6 - Episode 16

In the second part of the two part episodes, Horatio deals with his past and the rest of the team works to rescue Calleigh from kidnappers.

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The Hose or the Animal
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7.90
1880 votes

#34 - The Hose or the Animal

Chicago Fire - Season 5 - Episode 1

Severide and Stella search for Grant, who's AWOL from Chicago Med. Dawson questions her career path. Casey's relationship with his political consultant cools. Borrelli's anger at Boden over his brother's death boils over. Mouch and Brett partner on a new venture.

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Losing Face
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7.89
701 votes

#35 - Losing Face

CSI: Miami - Season 1 - Episode 2

A serial bomber is on the loose. Will the team with the help from Caine's old bomb squad mentor be able to work out the puzzle and find the bomber?

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Headlong Toward Disaster
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7.89
1141 votes

#36 - Headlong Toward Disaster

Chicago Fire - Season 3 - Episode 15

A temporary chief fills in for Boden, who is forced to take some time off for personal reasons.

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The Negro in White America
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7.87
507 votes

#37 - The Negro in White America

Godfather of Harlem - Season 3 - Episode 1

To repay a drug debt owed to the Italians after the Harlem riots, Bumpy Johnson robs from his own community. Omar seeks to return to Elise and Malcolm's good graces. Someone close to Stella orders a hit on her life.

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The Nuclear Option
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7.87
1412 votes

#38 - The Nuclear Option

Chicago Fire - Season 3 - Episode 5

Casey deals with the aftereffects of his sister's divorce announcement. Dawson and Mills get used to their new roles at Station 51. Brett ponders whether to leave Chicago. The Molly's crew works to get the food truck started.

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Let It Burn
star
7.87
1383 votes

#39 - Let It Burn

Chicago Fire - Season 4 - Episode 1

Casey is placed in a dangerous situation while working undercover to bring down a trafficking ring being run out of Nesbitt's club. The squad's high turnover rate results in an unwelcome surprise for Severide. Dawson recognizes that her life is about to change. A new candidate makes an unusual first impression. Residents band together to protest a drug den in their neighborhood.

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Brave New World (1)
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7.87
7799 votes

#40 - Brave New World (1)

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 21

A mysterious Fringe event causing people to spontaneously combust forces Walter to revisit his painful past while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world, or worlds.

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Ambush Predator
star
7.87
1175 votes

#41 - Ambush Predator

Chicago Fire - Season 3 - Episode 12

Severide and Dawson discover startling evidence found at a storage unit fire that appears connected to the fire that took Shay's life. Meanwhile, the firehouse bands together when Chaplain Orlovsky is the victim of a bad car accident. Elsewhere, Chief Boden's father visits, but quickly wears out his welcome with his unsolicited parenting advice.

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Come as You Are
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7.86
402 votes

#42 - Come as You Are

CSI: Miami - Season 5 - Episode 10

A Marine recruiter is found dead on a civilian shooting range with various bullet holes in him, but there is no blood at the scene. The investigators uncover that the victim was dead before he was shot and that his body was pulled onto the range. As the case advances, Horatio determines the murder may be tied to the death of a marine in Iraq who was killed in combat. Likewise, Natalia is shocked to learn that Nick asked Valera out and that she accepted.

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Enemy of My Enemy
star
7.86
8077 votes

#43 - Enemy of My Enemy

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 9

Peter's visit to the other side intensifies as the alternate FRINGE division faces off against a formidable new foe in a harrowing race against time.

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We Called Her Jellybean (1)
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7.84
1279 votes

#44 - We Called Her Jellybean (1)

Chicago Fire - Season 3 - Episode 21

An apartment fire linked to a case of rape and attempted murder calls for members of the CPD to team with the Special Victims Unit, which had a similar unresolved case that has eluded them for more than 10 years. This prompts Sgt. Benson to come in from New York to assist with the investigation in which she is all too familiar. Meanwhile, doubts among the squad towards one of their own causes Severide to lay down the law and Dawson puts her life on the line during a call. (The Number of Rats (2) aired on Chicago P.D., season 2, episode 20. Daydream Believer (3) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 16, episode 20.)

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One Arrest
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7.84
3857 votes

#45 - One Arrest

The Wire - Season 1 - Episode 7

Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust.

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All Fall Down
star
7.84
770 votes

#46 - All Fall Down

CSI: Miami - Season 8 - Episode 24

A serial killer taunts the CSIs by leaving them cryptic hints, and the longer it takes them to decode these puzzles, the higher the death toll rises, on the eighth season finale of CSI: MIAMI.

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The Place I Lie
star
7.83
1596 votes

#47 - The Place I Lie

Black Bird - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jimmy’s mounting fear and paranoia compel him to provoke Larry. McCauley and Miller have a breakthrough. Larry’s therapist grows concerned.

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Slow Burn
star
7.83
446 votes

#48 - Slow Burn

CSI: Miami - Season 2 - Episode 14

Delko and Alexx are nearly burned alive when they investigate the death of a hunter found shot near a supposedly controlled burn in the Everglades. The fire suddenly rages out of control and traps them, forcing them to take refuge under a tarpaulin. Later, a second body is discovered, and this time it's a young woman who looks to have been beaten to death. After bite marks are found on the victim's breasts, Horatio is led to believe a sex offender is behind the attack – and the fire.

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All Roads Lead to Malcolm
star
7.83
442 votes

#49 - All Roads Lead to Malcolm

Godfather of Harlem - Season 3 - Episode 7

When Battle's arrested, Bumpy must find a way to spring him and find the mole. Bumpy discovers that Malcolm X has more enemies than they thought. Colombo investigates why Chin put a hit out on him, while Mayme leaves Bumpy over Archie's death.

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Northwest Passage
star
7.83
9863 votes

#50 - Northwest Passage

Fringe - Season 2 - Episode 21

Peter teams up with a local law enforcement official, Sheriff Mathis, on a serial murder investigation with ties to Newton. Meanwhile, Walter copes with the possibility of being sent back to St. Claire's, and someone from the "other side" pays a visit.

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