The Best Episodes Directed by Jon Amiel


#1 - 1986

Reunion Season 1 - Episode 1

In the pilot, we are introduced to six friends in 1986, while one is being interviewed by the police in 2005. Carla is in love with Aaron, Aaron is in love with Jenna and Jenna is in love with everyone but Aaron. Meanwhile, Craig and Will are best friends, and after Will takes the rap for Craig's drunk driving accident, we discover Craig's girlfriend, Sam, is pregnant with Will's baby. She's about to go to London, Craig's about to go to Brown and Will's about to go to Jail. Fast forward to 2006--one of the group has been murdered, and the rest of them are all suspects.

star 9.50
2 votes
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#2 - 1988

Reunion Season 1 - Episode 3

The competition between Craig and Will for Samantha grows, causing Will - who now works for Craig's father - to cross some ethical and legal lines. Samantha has more important things on her mind - she's finally tracked down her daughter in New York. After the adoptive parents warn her to stay away, she and Carla hatch a plan to keep tabs on the child. The appearance of Jenna's mother threatens to overshadow her movie premiere, and Aaron tries to mend his broken heart in Seattle. Detective Marjorino's interest in the murder investigation is revealed to be more than just professional.

star 9.00
2 votes
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#3 - 1987

Reunion Season 1 - Episode 2

Carla and Samantha are still in London. Samantha goes in labor. Will has been released from prison, and needs to cope with what others think of him. In the present, Carla is still telling her story to Detective Marjorino. The detective gets more evidence to tie in the recent murder to events that happened a few years ago. Aaron, Craig and Jenna are also in the episode.

star 8.50
2 votes
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The Gloaming

#4 - The Gloaming

Carnival Row Season 1 - Episode 8

As tensions rise, Philo must confront both darkness incarnate and the evil that controls it. Vignette gleans the true nature of The Burgue. Imogen lets her feelings for Agreus go unbridled. Breakspear's secrets catch up to him.

star 8.13
1455 votes
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#5 - Heat

The Singing Detective Season 1 - Episode 2

Dennis Potter's drama about a patient struggling to keep his sanity, with the help of his alter ego, the singing private eye. Marlow faces a talking cure with a psychologist.

star 8.06
34 votes
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The Cut

#6 - The Cut

Ice (2016) Season 1 - Episode 9

Jake and Cam are on opposite sides after Vincent's murder brings the conflict between Lady Rah and Pieter to head; and Freddy and Ava try to turn their fortunes around in Russia.

star 8.05
79 votes
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The Run

#7 - The Run

Outsiders Season 2 - Episode 11

Conditions on the mountain force the Farrells to make their presence felt in town.

star 8.03
1082 votes
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Destiny and Fortune

#8 - Destiny and Fortune

The Tudors Season 2 - Episode 10

Anne awaits execution in the Tower of London as Henry's marriage to her is annulled, baby Elizabeth is removed from the line of succession, and Henry proposes to Jane Seymour, who accepts.

star 8.02
1050 votes
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Pitter Patter

#9 - Pitter Patter

The Singing Detective Season 1 - Episode 5

Marlow is getting better and the different strands of his fiction and reality begin to occupy the same time and place.

star 8.00
33 votes
Who Done It

#10 - Who Done It

The Singing Detective Season 1 - Episode 6

The young Philip Marlow returns to the country railway station following his mother's death in London. Forty years on, Marlow the hospital patient still dreams about the homecoming and the frightening figure of the scarecrow that now erupts into the ward.

star 8.00
32 votes
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#11 - Clues

The Singing Detective Season 1 - Episode 4

Marlow as a child visits London, but is not impressed. A film option on Marlow's novel thickens the plot. His memories, his 30s style gumshoe fiction and his disease weave him an altered reality.

star 7.97
32 votes
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Lovely Days

#12 - Lovely Days

The Singing Detective Season 1 - Episode 3

While in hospital with psoriasis, Marlow thinks back to the war when he was a little boy, and remembers seeing his mother having illicit sex in the Forest of Dean. His memories, his 30s style gumshoe fiction and his disease weave him an altered reality.

star 7.94
33 votes
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The Beautiful Deception

#13 - The Beautiful Deception

The Borgias Season 2 - Episode 3

Alexander VI refuses to allow a Catholic burial for Paolo, despite his doubts about the stable boy’s suicide, causing Lucrezia to embark on a hunger strike that threatens the life of her infant son; the French army heads back to Rome, allied with Sforza; Della Rovere slips back into the city unnoticed to launch a plot against the Pope’s life.

star 7.91
1456 votes
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#14 - Skin

The Singing Detective Season 1 - Episode 1

Pulp thriller writer Philip Marlow is in hospital with the skin complaint psoriasis, tormented by his past and threatened by his future. His memories, his 1930s-style gumshoe fiction and his disease weave him an altered reality.

star 7.87
39 votes
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The Banquet of Chestnuts

#15 - The Banquet of Chestnuts

The Borgias Season 3 - Episode 4

Newly appointed Cardinal Farnese is placed in the Treasury and quickly discovers Versucci's theft. Micheletto is sent to find the wayward Cardinal. Meanwhile, upon hearing of Venice's request for help, Alexander, seeing this as an opportunity to replenish the coffers, dramatically calls for a Crusade. The Cardinals participate in the "banquet of chestnuts". Elsewhere, King Ferdinand learns that Lucrezia and Alfonso's marriage has not been consummated.

star 7.86
1175 votes
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The World to Come

#16 - The World to Come

Carnival Row Season 1 - Episode 7

Because he withheld evidence from his fellow detectives, Philo is accused of being the man behind the string of murders and is thrown in jail. There, he finds some unexpected help from Vignette. Ezra takes exception to Imogen’s relationship with Agreus. Sophie offers Jonah a deal.

star 7.81
1437 votes
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#17 - Siblings

The Borgias Season 3 - Episode 3

As the purged Cardinals are dismissed and stripped of their titles and wealth, one of them angrily sets the Vatican treasury ablaze. Incensed by the new King Ferdinand’s arrogant refusal to accept Giovanni as Lucrezia’s child, Cesare travels to Naples to fix the problem. After Lucrezia and Alfonso’s wedding, Alfonso realizes that the political sands are shifting - and not in his favor. Upset, he abandons Lucrezia alone on their wedding night, driving her into the arms of someone else.

star 7.80
1244 votes
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Stray Dogs

#18 - Stray Dogs

The Borgias Season 2 - Episode 4

Cesare recruits a band of mercenaries with the help of Micheletto to seek revenge on the retreating French troops for burning the nunnery where his beloved Ursula lived; the Pope forges more strategic alliances and enriches himself in the bargain; Lucrezia joins Giulia's quest to aid Rome's poor.

star 7.78
1476 votes
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#19 - Shadowside

Outsiders Season 2 - Episode 2

In the wake of a Kentucky mountaintop clash between the Farrells and the town of Blackburg, both sides struggle to regroup. Meanwhile a new arrival threatens to disrupt the balance of power on Shay Mountain.

star 7.78
1407 votes
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And the Three Shall Save You

#20 - And the Three Shall Save You

Outsiders Season 2 - Episode 1

Following the death of Big Foster, G’Win is pressured to assume leadership as Asa looks to flee the Farrells once and for all.

star 7.77
1568 votes
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#21 - Giant

Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 - Episode 7

A visitor from Joe's past threatens his newfound connection with Cameron. Meanwhile, with Donna out of town, the toll of Gordon's work catches up with him.

star 7.76
1859 votes
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#22 - Lullaby

Marco Polo (2014) Season 2 - Episode 5

Rebel attacks flare up in the south and pull Kublai's attention away from home. Kokachin gets an unwelcome visitor from her past.

star 7.73
1384 votes
Good Form

#23 - Good Form

Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 3 - Episode 5

Hook brings ailing David with him to find the sextant that may help them decipher a map that shows the way out of Neverland; Killian Jones and his brother sail off to find a plant in an uncharted land.

star 7.70
2766 votes
Machine Learning

#24 - Machine Learning

Wisdom of the Crowd Season 1 - Episode 3

After the team puts publicly available crime data into Sophe, the platform exposes a serial killer plaguing Silicon Valley and the Bay Area by connecting previously unrelated murders.

star 7.70
928 votes
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Darkness on the Edge of Town

#25 - Darkness on the Edge of Town

Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 4 - Episode 13

With Gold banished from town, the residents of Storybrooke attempt to resume their normal lives. Hook and Belle search for a way to release the fairies from the Sorcerer's hat, while Emma, Henry and Regina continue to look for clues that could lead them to the Author. But when a terrifying darkness descends on the town, Emma and Regina are forced to confront the true nature of evil. Meanwhile, in New York, Gold and Ursula enlist Cruella De Vil to join their cause.

star 7.69
1617 votes
Serpent's Terms

#26 - Serpent's Terms

Marco Polo (2014) Season 2 - Episode 6

Ahmed's deadly and secret chess match against Kublai enters its endgame, even as Kublai's thirst for power grows stronger than ever.

star 7.68
1342 votes
Original Sin

#27 - Original Sin

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Season 1 - Episode 8

When a politician's teenage daughter is kidnapped for ransom, Lincoln, Amelia and the team race against time to rescue her before the unthinkable happens. The team makes a startling discovery: the Bone Collector's true identity.

star 7.63
514 votes
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A Winter's Tale

#28 - A Winter's Tale

American Gods Season 3 - Episode 1

A meeting with the god Wisakedjak leaves Shadow with a prophecy about his destiny.

star 7.55
947 votes
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#29 - Piggies

Aquarius Season 2 - Episode 7

Manson and the Family receive two surprises: one a blessing, one a threat. As Hodiak tries to investigate a new clue in the case of the photographer killer, a series of roadblocks forces him to take a proactive measure. Meanwhile, Grace makes plans for Emma. A shootout between the Black Panthers and LAPD reverberate in Shafe and Kristin's marriage.

star 7.53
371 votes
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Sick City

#30 - Sick City

Aquarius Season 1 - Episode 8

Karn buries secrets; failing to impress a record producer, Manson takes his disappointment out on his family; Shafe catches a tough break; Hodiak loses an old friend.

star 7.53
476 votes
Matters of Life and Death

#31 - Matters of Life and Death

Seven Seconds Season 1 - Episode 3

While Fish pursues an elusive lead, KJ struggles to have a painful conversation with the Butlers. Pete and DiAngelo butt heads.

star 7.46
443 votes
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#32 - Pilot

Twisted (2013) Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series premiere of this drama, a teen who served time in a juvenile-detention center returns home and reconnects with his close friends, but soon he finds himself a suspect in a classmate's death.

star 7.35
398 votes
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The Luck Child

#33 - The Luck Child

Jim Henson's The Storyteller Season 1 - Episode 3

From an early Russian folk tale. A cruel king hears of the birth of the 7th son of the 7th son and of a prophecy has it that this child will grow up to become king of his kingdom. The cruel king decides to kill this 'Luck Child', and throwing the child and Chancellor into the sea, so ends the prophecy. But this is the Luck Child and he survives. Sixteen years later, the king discovers the Luck Child has survived and plots to kill him again. He sends 'Lucky' off to the palace with a letter that has his execution in it; in the forest, Lucky meets the 'Little Man' who drugs him and reads the letter, and the Little Man proceeds to forge new orders. So when the king gets back, instead of Lucky being executed he has instead married the princess. The King quickly says that the marriage can only be when he has the golden feather from the Griffin's back, a man-eating monster.

star 7.11
94 votes
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#34 - Shaken

Proven Innocent Season 1 - Episode 11

The team takes on the case of a mother, Gabrielle Parcell, who is serving a life sentence for shaking her infant daughter, leading to her death. Meanwhile, Levi and Madeline uncover more truths about Rosemary's past and their high school class, while Bellows and his team continue their mission to send Madeline back to prison.

star 0.00
0 votes
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Kiss and Cry

#35 - Kiss and Cry

Spinning Out Season 1 - Episode 10

Kat and Justin's romance and Olympic dreams teeter on an edge while the relationships around them skid toward their own crossroads.

star 0.00
0 votes