The BEST episodes directed by John Fawcett

Return of the Valkyrie (3)
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9.22
61 votes

#1 - Return of the Valkyrie (3)

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 9

Xena has amnesia and believes herself to be Hrothgar's bride, Wealthea but she must regain her memory in order to save Gabrielle from eternal sleep.

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The Rheingold (1)
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9.17
58 votes

#2 - The Rheingold (1)

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 7

When Xena journeys to Norse to stop a vicious beast she created, Gabrielle soon follows and learns of Xena's past as a valkeryie and the crimes she committed after she made the Rheingold into a powerful ring.

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Fallen Angel
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8.74
97 votes

#3 - Fallen Angel

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 1

While Joxer, Amarice and Eli try to recover Xena and Gabrielle's bodies, a war over their souls is waged with Heaven's angels and Hell's demons, which includes Callisto in their ranks.

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Halftime
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8.57
7 votes

#4 - Halftime

Playmakers - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Cougars have been ravaged. Coach George and the medical staff must patch up the pieces for the second half. Leon faces a potentially career ending knee injury that worsens a rift with Olczyk, who knows what Leon did to Robin. DH can't make it to the next half without getting high. McConnell needs relief from the pain of a separated shoulder: he's got Chambers scouring the stands for his next night nurse.

To Right the Wrongs of Many
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8.43
1897 votes

#5 - To Right the Wrongs of Many

Orphan Black - Season 5 - Episode 10

In the series finale, Helena prepares to deliver in the basement of Old Dyad while Sarah and Art fight to protect her from Neolution.

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful
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8.40
4249 votes

#6 - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Orphan Black - Season 1 - Episode 10

Sarah’s last chance to bring her nemesis back to sanity slips away as Art intervenes to get answers of his own. Meanwhile, the Orphans must decide whether to make peace with their creators, as Sarah is forced into a deadly confrontation with their enemy.

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For Want of a Nail
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8.30
907 votes

#7 - For Want of a Nail

The Man in the High Castle - Season 4 - Episode 9

Smith and Helen’s true loyalties are placed on trial by an old nemesis. The BCR struggles to maintain order across the JPS. Kido is forced to confront his atrocities. Bands of roving vigilantes threaten Childan and Yukiko.

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History Yet to Be Written
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8.23
2438 votes

#8 - History Yet to Be Written

Orphan Black - Season 3 - Episode 10

As Clone Club races towards the truth, Castor and Topside force Sarah to make uneasy alliances. Meanwhile, Kendall may be the key to stop Castor; the sisters appear to be thwarting their most dangerous foe.

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The Snake In Paradise
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8.20
90 votes

#9 - The Snake In Paradise

Queer As Folk (US) - Season 4 - Episode 10

Brian continues to deal with radiation treatment; Ben is tempted when a former student shows interest in him; Sam and Lindsay struggle with their mutual attraction.

By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
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8.17
3234 votes

#10 - By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried

Orphan Black - Season 2 - Episode 10

The war with Dyad is all but lost when Rachel’s latest ploy forces a broken Sarah to concede. The Clone Club springs into action, uniting in a reckless gambit to save Sarah. As they fight to gain their freedom, Sarah encounters a new ally and uncovers a terrifying new dimension to the conspiracy.

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Fragments
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8.13
567 votes

#11 - Fragments

Rookie Blue - Season 5 - Episode 10

When a car bomb explodes in a downtown parking garage, a newly reinstated Duncan goes rogue in an effort to prove himself.

Grave Concern
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8.10
39 votes

#12 - Grave Concern

The Border - Season 1 - Episode 12

ICS intercepts a pedophile and finds an image of a kidnapped child on his hard drive. Her captor, a psychological sadist known only as Skinner, has managed to evade the law for over a year. Now time is running out. Skinner's "experiment"? is coming to a close – and he's selling his captive to the highest bidder.

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From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths
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8.08
2512 votes

#13 - From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths

Orphan Black - Season 4 - Episode 10

When communication with Cosima is cut off and Neolution appears to be within striking distance, Sarah’s alliance with Rachel goes out the window. Sarah lures a high-level Neolutionist into a trap, and sets out to bring down Neolution once and for all.

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The Girlfriend Experience
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8.05
579 votes

#14 - The Girlfriend Experience

Rookie Blue - Season 3 - Episode 8

When a pattern emerges among several cases of missing women, Gail goes under cover to investigate; Dov and Chris discover a body, leading them to believe Gail is in danger.

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Gettin' Wiggy Wit' It
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8.04
330 votes

#15 - Gettin' Wiggy Wit' It

Being Erica - Season 3 - Episode 9

Erica's latest therapy session has uncovered a shocking secret that could mean the end of 50/50 Press. Erica is caught between a rock and a hard place. Dr. Tom has a time-altering solution for her... but will Dr. Arthur allow it?

Variations Under Domestication
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8.02
4441 votes

#16 - Variations Under Domestication

Orphan Black - Season 1 - Episode 6

Sarah’s hunt for answers is interrupted by a trip to the suburbs. Alison’s paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. But when Sarah, Alison and Beth’s worlds dangerously collide, Sarah must decide who to trust with her secret.

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Blowback
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8.00
9 votes

#17 - Blowback

The Border - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Kessler discovers a Croatian warlord living under Canadian protection, it brings back painful memories of the war in Bosnia – and the massacre he helped cover up. Unable to let it go, he prepares to sacrifice everything in the name of justice.

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Out of Time
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7.99
863 votes

#18 - Out of Time

Rookie Blue - Season 3 - Episode 9

When Dov and Chris discover a missing girl's body in a ravine, Detective Luke Callaghan returns to oversee the investigation; when the officers learn that Gail has been abducted, they rally to track down her captor.

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Through a Glass Darkly
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7.99
863 votes

#19 - Through a Glass Darkly

Flashpoint - Season 4 - Episode 4

The Strategic Response Unit is called when a mother and daughter are abducted, and the only clue they have about the culprit could expose a dark family secret.

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Transgressive Border Crossing
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7.98
2654 votes

#20 - Transgressive Border Crossing

Orphan Black - Season 4 - Episode 2

After evading a Neolution attack in Iceland, Sarah returns home to track down an elusive new ally. As Cosima struggles with Delphine’s disappearance, Alison and Donnie host a pregnant and ever-hungry Helena. Meanwhile Felix, feeling like an outsider, embarks on his own journey of self-discovery.

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Best Laid Plans
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7.95
968 votes

#21 - Best Laid Plans

Rookie Blue - Season 2 - Episode 10

While working a kidnapping case, Andy and Swarek find themselves on the scene of a car accident. As Swarek and the rest of Division 15 pursue the kidnapper and missing child, Andy remains at the scene with a woman trapped in her car. A transgression involving Gail puts Chris at odds with Dov. Andy concludes that it's time to re-evaluate her life.

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Welcome to the Occupation
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7.95
1718 votes

#22 - Welcome to the Occupation

Covert Affairs - Season 2 - Episode 8

When a covert CIA operative and friend of Joan's gets caught up in a hostage crisis in Mexico, Annie and Joan are sent to assess the situation under the cover of being a news team. But when Arthur decides that they need additional backup, he sends Ben Mercer to assist them.

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Nature Under Constraint and Vexed
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7.94
4039 votes

#23 - Nature Under Constraint and Vexed

Orphan Black - Season 2 - Episode 1

Sarah is out of options, on the run, and pursued by deadly adversaries. Desperate to find her daughter Kira, Sarah suspects ruthless pro-clone Rachel is behind her daughter’s disappearance and sparks an all out war against her.

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Red Door (1)
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7.91
488 votes

#24 - Red Door (1)

The Bridge - Season 1 - Episode 1

When beat cop Frank Leo becomes fed up with the corrupt police brass, he leads a walkout strike and makes himself a target as a renegade union rep.

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The Collapse of Nature
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7.90
2836 votes

#25 - The Collapse of Nature

Orphan Black - Season 4 - Episode 1

A flashback to Beth Childs' final investigation, days before her suicide.

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The Fat Lady Sings the Blues
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7.89
331 votes

#26 - The Fat Lady Sings the Blues

The Bridge - Season 1 - Episode 3

"Play by the book" rules are set aside when Frank looks into the death of a retired narcotics officer.

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Instinct
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7.89
5169 votes

#27 - Instinct

Orphan Black - Season 1 - Episode 2

With a body in her car and nowhere to turn, Sarah is forced to continue her con and earn “Beth” a second chance on the force. But with a killer on her tail, her only hope of finding answers lies with another apparent ‘identical,’ Alison.

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Monster
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7.87
994 votes

#28 - Monster

Rookie Blue - Season 2 - Episode 8

Gail and Traci apprehend a man who mysteriously collapses at the station which in turn places Division 15 under quarantine. Andy and Swarek are after a brutal bank robber and his partner but it will take some out-of-the-box thinking to solve this crime. Dov goes out on a first date with the bomb tech who saved his life.

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Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion
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7.87
3590 votes

#29 - Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion

Orphan Black - Season 2 - Episode 2

While Alison struggles with Aynsley's death and Cosima grapples with the worsening symptoms of her mysterious sickness, Sarah enlists Art’s help to find Kira and is shocked when she learns where the trail leads.

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Into the Dark
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7.85
1368 votes

#30 - Into the Dark

Lost Girl - Season 2 - Episode 21

In the wake of emotional losses, Trick reveals his deepest secret to Bo. Bo realizes there is no turning back and she must go to any extreme, which includes aligning herself with a sworn enemy, to take on a battle that could decide the fate of the Fae.

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Natural Selection
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7.84
6275 votes

#31 - Natural Selection

Orphan Black - Season 1 - Episode 1

Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run from a lifetime of bad decisions, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. After taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.

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Doom Patrol
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7.84
2581 votes

#32 - Doom Patrol

Titans (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Gar brings Rachel home to his “family” – a group of misfit medical experiments we’ll come to know as The Doom Patrol (including Robotman, Negative Man and Elastigirl).

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Good Cop
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7.84
858 votes

#33 - Good Cop

Flashpoint - Season 4 - Episode 2

When a cop who mistakenly shot and killed a young boy is declared innocent, Team One confronts a rioting crowd and the father whose dreams died the night he lost his son.

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Dead Lucky
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7.81
2207 votes

#34 - Dead Lucky

Lost Girl - Season 1 - Episode 5

Bo is hired by a Dark Fae named Mayer to find out how a human managed to win a bet with him. The reward for finding out is having an Oracle reveal something of Bo's past to her. Bo solves the mystery by finding out that a Fae that can jump between human corpses, called a Hsien, managed the deed. In the end, the answers Bo seeks are not given, but she does learn one thing. Her mother is alive, and coming for Bo.

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Men of Honor
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7.80
3742 votes

#35 - Men of Honor

Spartacus - Season 3 - Episode 3

Spartacus considers striking a deal with a band of marauders to ensure his people stay supplied and fed. Crassus son Tiberius makes a bold and fateful decision.

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Variable and Full of Perturbation
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7.79
3125 votes

#36 - Variable and Full of Perturbation

Orphan Black - Season 2 - Episode 8

A new player in the clone conspiracy turns up at Felix’s door, sending him into crisis mode. With Cosima running out of options, Sarah struggles with the decision to surrender a crucial piece of leverage and make a deal with Dyad.

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Pockets of Vulnerability
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7.76
83 votes

#37 - Pockets of Vulnerability

The Border - Season 1 - Episode 1

Major Mike Kessler and his Immigration and Customs Security (ICS) Squad arrest Tariq Haddad, a Syrian terrorist, at the Toronto airport. They also detain the man seated next to him, Nizar Karim. But is Karim really an accomplice or merely an innocent bystander? When CSIS sends Karim to Syria's infamous Tadmoor prison, Kessler vows to bring him home. (Note: This is the pilot episode, shot in October, 2006.)

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The Box
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7.74
898 votes

#38 - The Box

The Man in the High Castle - Season 4 - Episode 3

Wyatt’s rebels and the BCR join forces to attack Tokyo’s elite at Robert Childan’s auction. Helen comes back to the Reich to protect her children. Kido receives an unexpected call from the Yakuza. Smith sends an assassin to kill Juliana.

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The Few Who Dare
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7.73
2259 votes

#39 - The Few Who Dare

Orphan Black - Season 5 - Episode 1

As the fifth and final season opens, Sarah is deeply wounded and struggling to stay alive on the Island. Driven deep into its forest by Neolutionists and worse, she strives to make it far enough to rescue Cosima. Meanwhile, a recovering Cosima reunites with Delphine, but there’s way more going on this Island than Cosima imagined and Delphine can’t give her all the answers she needs. What is clear is that Rachel is now firmly in charge at the right-hand of the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, PT Westmorland.

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When Fates Collide
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7.73
61 votes

#40 - When Fates Collide

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 18

After escaping from Hades and capturing the Fates, Caesar changes the Threads of Fate in order to change his destiny. He makes Xena his empress and rules the world by her side. Gabrielle is a talented playwright and Alti is the High Priestess of Rome, and she wants all the power for herself and will stop at nothing to get it.

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Formalized, Complex, and Costly
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7.71
2430 votes

#41 - Formalized, Complex, and Costly

Orphan Black - Season 3 - Episode 3

Leda and Castor are both on the hunt for original clone DNA. On-the-lam, Mark and Gracie pursue new leads to find the samples that might set them free, while Art and Sarah reunite to track them down. Meanwhile, Cosima and Scott try to learn more about Castor’s biology and Alison’s new money-making venture is going gangbusters. A shocking revelation about the Castor-Leda connection leaves the sisters reeling, just before Sarah witnesses a deadly Prolethean-Castor face-off.

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Vengeance
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7.69
846 votes

#42 - Vengeance

Bitten - Season 1 - Episode 9

The Pack push personal issues aside to focus on survival after Santos sics a notorious killer on them, but Elena's feelings for Clay race to the surface after her own close call with death.

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Clutch of Greed
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7.67
2081 votes

#43 - Clutch of Greed

Orphan Black - Season 5 - Episode 2

Captured by Neolution Sarah receives a damning ultimatum from Rachel: come into the fold, or lose your family. Her decision causes a clash with Kira who begins exploring her own maturity. Meanwhile, Ferdinand struggles to get a handle on Rachel’s new velvet glove mandate in pursuit of the clones. With Neolutionists and Ferdinand watching their every move, Felix brings an old ally into the mix to help his family get Kira to safety. On the Island, Cosima struggles to comprehend the reality of the Neolution myth made real.

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Beneath
star
7.67
1329 votes

#44 - Beneath

The Secret Circle - Season 1 - Episode 8

After not hearing from her grandmother for a couple of days, Cassie becomes concerned and wants to go look for her. Diana decides the entire Circle should go in case Jane is in trouble. She also invites Jake along, much to Adam's dismay. A storm turns the day trip into an overnight excursion, so Faye suggests a little game of Truth or Dare to liven up the evening. However, things take a horrible turn when Faye is forced to reckon with someone from her past.

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Bodies on the Ground
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7.67
48 votes

#45 - Bodies on the Ground

The Border - Season 1 - Episode 3

A Rendition aircraft goes down in the town of St. Calais in Quebec with 3 Muslim terrorists attacking a local constable and seizing his vehicle with a Military police officer as a hostage after escaping from US Military custody, forcing Mike Kessler to hunt down the 3 men with Joint Task Force Two commandos sent in to capture them.

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Vexed
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7.66
2067 votes

#46 - Vexed

Lost Girl - Season 1 - Episode 8

Bo's freelance work earns her a lead on someone who might know something about her mother... but the trail ends at Lou Ann, a death row inmate who claims not to know anything at all. Desperate to prove otherwise, and increasingly convinced Lou Ann is innocent, Bo uses all her Fae connections to try and bust her out of jail. When she has to admit defeat, Bo's goal switches to one of personal vengeance: to find Vex, the Fae that framed Lou Ann, and make him pay.

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John
star
7.66
371 votes

#47 - John

Taken - Season 1 - Episode 9

Allie's parents conspire to save their alien-hybrid daughter from the army's clutches, only to learn just how much power Allie really possesses.

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The Way
star
7.66
60 votes

#48 - The Way

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 4 - Episode 16

Xena seeks the help of the god Krishna, to rescue Gabrielle and Eli from the clutches of Indrajit, the King of the Demons.

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Food For Thought
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7.66
2076 votes

#49 - Food For Thought

Lost Girl - Season 1 - Episode 6

While tagging after Lauren and Bo in the Fae world, Kenzi becomes deathly ill (and incredibly grossed-out) when she inadvertently eats some toxic human soup at the home of an Aswang.

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Curse
star
7.65
1308 votes

#50 - Curse

The Secret Circle - Season 1 - Episode 17

Blackwell warns Cassie and Adam that their love may be destiny, but it’s also a curse. He suggests they go visit her grandmother, Jane to find out if there is a spell to reverse it. Jane warns Cassie that someone in the Circle will die if the curse is awakened. Meanwhile, Eva starts stalking Faye and Charles makes his next move against Blackwell.

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