The BEST episodes directed by John Ridley

By Whatever Means Necessary
1328 votes

#1 - By Whatever Means Necessary

Godfather of Harlem - Season 1 - Episode 1

After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson seeks to regain control of Harlem. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family, led by Vincent “Chin” Gigante.

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Episode Seven
428 votes

#2 - Episode Seven

American Crime - Season 2 - Episode 7

Feeling nothing but pain and conflict, Taylor continues to become emotionally undone as he tries to find a way to stop feeling like a victim; and Anne's private medical records are anonymously posted online in an effort to shame her. The act catches the attention of Sebastian, who makes another attempt to engage Anne. Meanwhile, Leslie offers a generous settlement to Evy's father in order to protect the school from litigation, and Eric tries to find some misguided solace with a stranger.

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Day Five
341 votes

#3 - Day Five

Five Days at Memorial - Season 1 - Episode 5

With pressures mounting to abandon the hospital, the staff is forced to make challenging decisions.

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Day One
452 votes

#4 - Day One

Five Days at Memorial - Season 1 - Episode 1

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in New Orleans. At Memorial Hospital, the doctors, nurses, and staff tend to patients and brace for the storm.

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Day Four
355 votes

#5 - Day Four

Five Days at Memorial - Season 1 - Episode 4

Conditions continue to worsen. Mulderick, Pou, and more staff grapple with how to best help their patients—and how that help will be prioritized.

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Episode One
492 votes

#6 - Episode One

American Crime - Season 2 - Episode 1

Season two is set in the United States Midwest at two high schools, one public and one private. Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when the boy accuses two players on an elite private high school championship basketball team of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online.

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Episode One
909 votes

#7 - Episode One

American Crime - Season 1 - Episode 1

After a young couple is attacked in their home, the case sends shock waves into the community, stirring up tensions across racial lines.

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Episode Two
678 votes

#8 - Episode Two

American Crime - Season 1 - Episode 2

Thirty-six hours have passed and reality is starting to sink in for all sides. Barb and Russ must come face-to-face with the suspects, Carter and Aubry, for the first time at the arraignment hearing. For Aubry and Carter, the hearing is their first opportunity to see one another since being arrested. Elsewhere, Tony finds himself terrified and alone as he gets placed into juvenile detention. The gravity of the situation weighs heavy on his father, Alonzo. Hector's legal troubles are compounded when the investigators discover an existing warrant for his arrest in Mexico. With more unsettling facts being uncovered about Matt and Gwen, relations between Barb and Russ, and Tom and Eve grow increasingly strained as they disagree on where Matt's body should be buried.

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