The Best Episodes Directed by Kari Skogland

And They Lived...

#1 - And They Lived...

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Season 1 - Episode 13

The all-powerful Jafar succeeds in making his father love him and forcing Anastasia into thinking she loves him. After Alice, Amara and Cyrus escape, Jafar imprisons the Jabberwocky and calls upon an army of dead soldiers to do his bidding. Meanwhile, Alice and the White Rabbit raise their own army to fight Jafar for the realm and a final confrontation between Alice and Jafar takes place at the Well of Wonders.

star 8.47
579 votes
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#2 - Night

The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 - Episode 10

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

star 8.25
5391 votes
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#3 - Brat-Sitting

Queer As Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 4

While reluctantly taking care of his obnoxious nephew John as a favor to his sister, Brian finds the boy stealing money from his wallet. Not only is John unrepentant, he berates Brian with a barrage of antigay slurs. Brian takes John to the bathroom, sticks the boy's head in the toilet and flushes. Infuriated, John vows revenge. He accuses Brian of molesting him, and the police take Brian to the station for questioning. Justin tracks down John at an arcade and notices that he's wearing Brian's trademark seashell bracelet. Detective Horvath, Debbie, and Justin go to see Brian's sister to confront her son about the bracelet. John finally admits the truth, and the charges against Brian are dropped. Justin returns the bracelet to Brian and tenderly ties it around Brian's wrist. Melanie and Lindsay ask Michael to be the father of their second child, and he agrees. But when they ask him to sign a document whereby he surrenders all parental rights, Michael refuses. Later, Melanie tears up the document, and Michael, Melanie, and Lindsay begin planning for the baby's conception together. Meanwhile, obsessively neat Ted asks messy Emmett to move in with him, and disaster results. They decide to look for a house so that they will have plenty of space to be themselves. And Ben boosts his workouts ... and his steroid use.

star 8.08
120 votes

#4 - 2012

The Loudest Voice Season 1 - Episode 5

Fox News Channel is now the dominant news outlet and Roger is working the levers of his power. But he doesn't see the danger posed by Gretchen Carlson. After years of harassment by Roger, she's finally had enough.

star 8.00
306 votes
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Best Laid Plans

#5 - Best Laid Plans

Power Season 1 - Episode 8

Ghost plans a huge party at Truth, hoping to expand out of NYC and the drug world. Ghost makes a big decision in an attempt to achieve his dream of going legit.

star 7.98
1845 votes
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Women's Work

#6 - Women's Work

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 - Episode 8

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena. Janine finally faces Naomi.

star 7.96
3423 votes
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The Siege at Forli

#7 - The Siege at Forli

The Borgias Season 2 - Episode 7

Juan's triumphant return from Spain is marred by his unsuccessful siege of the Sforza castle; Lucrezia purposely scuttles a scheme to marry her off to a rich Genovese merchant; Savonarola's forces conduct the infamous "Bonfire of the Vanities."

star 7.94
1405 votes
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Blood Eagle

#8 - Blood Eagle

Vikings Season 2 - Episode 7

Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.

star 7.93
7185 votes
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The Wolf and the Lamb

#9 - The Wolf and the Lamb

The Borgias Season 3 - Episode 5

Cesare's diplomatic mission to France is a success, with the help of his old advisor Machiavelli. Back in Rome, the seductive and dangerously insane Bianca makes a drastic statement. Lucrezia travels to Naples accompanied by her husband and Micheletto. King Ferdinand remains steadfast in his determination that little Giovanni will not be recognized at court. Upon learning this, Lucrezia plots against him.

star 7.93
1120 votes
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A Good Death is Hard to Find

#10 - A Good Death is Hard to Find

Longmire Season 2 - Episode 12

Longmire investigates after he receives a safe deposit box from a just-murdered inmate that contains a severed finger that is linked to both a new murder and a 20-year-old armed robbery. At the same time, Vic's paranoia peaks when she suspects she is being stalked, forcing her to confide in Walt.

star 7.92
883 votes
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Blue Bell Boy

#11 - Blue Bell Boy

Boardwalk Empire Season 3 - Episode 4

Nucky and Owen hide out. Mickey makes a critical decision in Nucky's absence. Tensions rise in the feud between Capone and O'Banion.

star 7.92
2793 votes
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Memento Mori

#12 - Memento Mori

Penny Dreadful Season 2 - Episode 8

The Creature unleashes his rage on Frankenstein over Lily. Inspector Rusk discovers Sir Malcolm’s connection to Ethan Chandler. Malcolm goes to confront Evelyn but quickly finds himself assaulted by another one of her deadly enchantments.

star 7.92
2439 votes
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The Face of Death

#13 - The Face of Death

The Borgias Season 3 - Episode 1

Pope Alexander fights for his life; the cardinals fight for control of the papacy; Cesare and Micheletto track the assassin; Della Rovere prepares to make his move.

star 7.90
1239 votes
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#14 - Resupply

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 - Episode 4

Madani and Sam plan a delicate operation, Curtis tries to connect with Lewis, and Frank encourages Micro to get his hands dirty.

star 7.88
3914 votes
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The Soul Can't Rest

#15 - The Soul Can't Rest

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 1

A year after being murdered by a gang, Eric Draven comes back from the grave. He can't figure out if he's alive, or dead, and doesn't know why he has returned. Meanwhile, he is haunted by the memories of his murdered fiance, Shelly.

star 7.87
46 votes

#16 - Loyalty

Power Season 1 - Episode 7

Tasha sees Angela for the first time. Ghost learns a friend may be behind the hits while Angela races to stop the next attack. Ghost makes a commitment to Angela. The mastermind behind the hits is revealed.

star 7.85
1969 votes
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The Rat

#17 - The Rat

The Americans (2013) Season 4 - Episode 6

Martha must finally face the truth she has denied – and her life may never be the same. Plus, a chilling new development in William’s work forces the Jennings to face the realities of what a biological war would mean.

star 7.83
2967 votes
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#18 - Baggage

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 - Episode 3

Offred reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

star 7.82
3867 votes
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#19 - Boneless

Vikings Season 2 - Episode 8

Princess Aslaug's latest prophecy comes to fruition as she readies to give birth once more; Ragnar and Horik have very different ideas about the true purpose of their trip to Wessex.

star 7.81
6882 votes
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#20 - After

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 - Episode 7

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America. Serena Joy makes a dangerous choice in order to protect her family. Moira searches for someone from her past.

star 7.81
3395 votes
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The Other Brother

#21 - The Other Brother

Tyrant Season 2 - Episode 6

Barry decides to stay in Abuddin and make a stand against the Caliphate. Jamal pushes the Chinese diplomat for military support. Sammy discovers that Abdul has been kidnapped by the Caliphate.

star 7.81
932 votes
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#22 - TBA

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1 - Episode 1

star 7.80
517 votes
The Next World

#23 - The Next World

The Walking Dead Season 6 - Episode 10

A simple scavenging run proves to be more tricky, when the survivors are not the only ones after a goldmine of supplies.

star 7.79
8999 votes
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The Choice

#24 - The Choice

The Borgias Season 2 - Episode 5

Cesare deals with the cunning Sforzas decisively; Alexander disguises himself and travels to Florence to hear the fiery preacher Savonarola, not realizing that Della Rovere is trying to recruit the rebellious holy man to his cause.

star 7.78
1477 votes
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#25 - L'Ennui

The L Word Season 1 - Episode 8

Tina and Bette are stunned when their friends say their impending parenthood has made them boring. Jenny stays at Marina's when Tim throws her out but she is shocked to learn the truth about Marina's personal life. Dana rejects Lara as her sponsorship contract hangs on the line.

star 7.77
381 votes
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The Purge

#26 - The Purge

The Borgias Season 3 - Episode 2

Pope Alexander tasks Cardinal Sforza with initiating an inquisition among the Cardinals who were politicking against him. With the evidence he needs, Alexander dismisses and banishes all the Cardinals he does not trust. Meanwhile, Catherina Sforza orders Rufio to seek support from the mercenary warlords of the Romagna families. Lucrezia is annoyed with her in-laws to be and her situation is complicated further as she realizes her feelings for Cesare are becoming something more than sisterly.

star 7.74
1202 votes
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#27 - Seventeen

The Killing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 3

Sarah has her own reasons to join the task force; Holder finds a new street informant; Seward strokes an old rivalry.

star 7.72
1516 votes
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No Such Thing

#28 - No Such Thing

Condor Season 1 - Episode 6

Mae is tortured by lingering questions surrounding her husband's death. Caleb tells Joe about his CIA source. Joubert and Boyd cross paths at Kathy's house and make a critical discovery.

star 7.71
1290 votes
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#29 - Relics

The Borgias Season 3 - Episode 6

When Cesare lands in northern Italy with a French army, Alexander is furious at what he sees as a challenge to his authority, but reluctantly accedes to Cesare's plan to destroy the Sforza dynasty. Catherina, meanwhile, has come up with a plot of her own: biological warfare. Concerned about the lack of funds for his Crusade, Alexander imposes punitive taxes on the newly arrived Jewish community.

star 7.69
1250 votes
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Other Women

#30 - Other Women

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 - Episode 4

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in Offred’s relationship with Serena Joy. Offred reckons with the choice she made that led her to become a Handmaid.

star 7.68
3676 votes
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Chapter 50

#31 - Chapter 50

House of Cards (US) Season 4 - Episode 11

Frank ups the ante on the war on terror to counter Conway's public show of strength. Tom joins Claire on the campaign trail.

star 7.67
3658 votes
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#32 - Outbreak

Under the Dome Season 1 - Episode 4

The people of Chester's Mill fall into a state of panic as an outbreak of meningitis strikes their community, threatening their already depleted medical supplies. Meanwhile, Julia continues to search for answers into her husband's disappearance.

star 7.66
7639 votes
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#33 - 2001

The Loudest Voice Season 1 - Episode 2

Fox News Channel is on the cusp of passing CNN to become the #1 rated news network. Then 9/11 changes everything. Roger begins pushing the news with an agenda, and finally puts Fox on top of the ratings race.

star 7.65
368 votes
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The Endless Thirst

#34 - The Endless Thirst

Under the Dome Season 1 - Episode 6

When the town begins to run low on water, the residents of Chester's Mill begin to fight for the remaining resources. Meanwhile, Julia discovers a strange connection that two of the town's residents have with the Dome.

star 7.65
7432 votes
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Within a Dark Wood

#35 - Within a Dark Wood

Condor Season 1 - Episode 7

Another person close to Joe is found dead. Bob shares his theory about the IEP attack with Sharla. Iris gives Mae information that puts both of their lives in jeopardy.

star 7.64
1290 votes
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#36 - 1995

The Loudest Voice Season 1 - Episode 1

Roger Ailes joins forces with media magnate Rupert Murdoch to form Fox News Channel. Working feverishly to get ahead of the competition, Roger must do the unthinkable - put an entire network on the air in the space of six months.

star 7.63
430 votes
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She Sells Sanctuary

#37 - She Sells Sanctuary

The Listener Season 3 - Episode 6

Toby and Michelle investigate the link between a cult and the disappearance of three young women.

star 7.63
509 votes
Hostiles and Calamities

#38 - Hostiles and Calamities

The Walking Dead Season 7 - Episode 11

An Alexandrian discovers they must navigate the mysterious, confusing and terrifying world within the Saviors' compound.

star 7.62
13451 votes
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#39 - Cobalt

Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 - Episode 5

The National Guard's plan for the neighborhood is revealed. Meanwhile, Travis and Madison make a difficult decision.

star 7.53
5828 votes
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The Brothers Volkov

#40 - The Brothers Volkov

The Listener Season 2 - Episode 4

Toby and Michelle investigate a suspicious homicide when a Russian Consul General is found dead and his son, protected by diplomatic immunity, confesses to his murder.

star 7.47
722 votes

#41 - Charity

La Femme Nikita Season 1 - Episode 4

Nikita is assigned to get close to a money launderer in order to steal his data files. When she learns about his successful charity for troubled youth, she starts falling in love with him. However, when Section One admits to Nikita that the shelters are a front for a thriving child slave trade, Nikita's loyalties become divided.

star 7.46
81 votes
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Not Fade Away

#42 - Not Fade Away

Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 - Episode 4

Madison and Travis see different sides of the National Guard's occupation in their neighborhood; the family tries to adapt to the new world.

star 7.45
5993 votes
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Polar Opposites

#43 - Polar Opposites

Endgame Season 1 - Episode 12

A rock star hires Balagan to find $200,000 stolen from him - a mystery that also involves colourful groupies, a missing polar bear, and the kidnapped grandmother of Danni's estranged husband.

star 7.40
560 votes
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Chapter 1

#44 - Chapter 1

The Rook Season 1 - Episode 1

After waking up surrounded by dead bodies and no memory, Myfanwy Thomas is thrown into the world of the Checquy, a paranormal secret service where she's a high-level operative known as a "Rook" - and no one can be trusted.

star 7.36
1070 votes
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The Shorter Way

#45 - The Shorter Way

NOS4A2 Season 1 - Episode 1

Vic, a young New Englander, discovers her supernatural abilities as the immortal Charlie Manx lures a child into a mysterious Rolls Royce Wraith.

star 7.35
950 votes
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Piss Profit / Proffidwyr Troeth

#46 - Piss Profit / Proffidwyr Troeth

The Bastard Executioner Season 1 - Episode 5

The King's right hand visits Ventrishire on official Royal business. Milus enlists Wilkin to go on a covert mission to retrieve a valuable artifact.

star 7.35
598 votes
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Chapter 2

#47 - Chapter 2

The Rook Season 1 - Episode 2

While Myfanwy revisits the crime in search of her past, Monica discovers a dark truth about one of the victims - her lover and fellow agent. One of Myfanwy's dead attackers disappears from the morgue.

star 7.34
850 votes
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Inner Circle

#48 - Inner Circle

The Listener Season 2 - Episode 5

Toby is brought in to investigate corrupt cops, but finds himself in over his head when one of them ends up dead from a suspected drug overdose.

star 7.22
687 votes
Ace in the Hole

#49 - Ace in the Hole

The Listener Season 2 - Episode 7

The death of a CSIS agent and a breach of classified intelligence prompt Michelle to turn to her estranged husband and Toby to infiltrate a high-stakes poker game.

star 7.20
717 votes
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The 13th Juror

#50 - The 13th Juror

The Listener Season 1 - Episode 12

In court, Toby and Oz' tactics are called into question after they contaminate a crime scene. While Toby is reading the thoughts of the people giving testimony, he finds out that the victim's sister may know who is responsible for her death. Toby also takes an interest in an old man he and Oz took to hospital after he was hit by a car. As he spends more time with this mysterious man, he is shocked to discover that he may hold the key to at least a part of his own mysterious past.

star 7.07
571 votes
Lisa Says

#51 - Lisa Says

The Listener Season 1 - Episode 5

Toby and Oz intervene in the case of Daniel, a boy from the streets who could be involved in a series of drug store burglaries. Determined to help him, Toby tries get close to him by sharing some of his personal life experience. But as Toby is approaching the truth on Daniel, he discovers that things are more complicated than he thought when Daniel's path crosses with a missing girl, Lisa Greyson, who may be in grave danger.

star 7.07
793 votes
Lady in the Lake

#52 - Lady in the Lake

The Listener Season 2 - Episode 1

Toby, still haunted by guilt over the murder of his friend Detective Charlie Marks and the disappearance of his mother – has resolved to stop fighting against his mysterious gift and use his telepathic abilities to help others. When he revives a woman who nearly drowned, her amnesia gives him the perfect opportunity. As he sets out to help her remember her past, she’s also being investigated by Sgt. Michelle McCluskey of the IIB, who has taken a special interest in Toby’s connection to the woman and uncovered his more than coincidental history with a number of major criminal cases in the past.

star 7.03
729 votes
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Souled Out

#53 - Souled Out

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 2

Draven finds the man who ordered his and Shelly's murders, but as he uncovers the truth is he strong enough to battle an evil that seems to have the same supernatural powers he possesses as The Crow? Draven's battle with the gang of contract killers has left his old club, The Blackout, in shambles. The badly beaten gang boss and club manager is in the hospital under psychiatric care, babbling incoherently about the dead returning from the grave. The rest of his gang is also under arrest but Draven is no closer to knowing who ordered his death. While at The Blackout, Draven hears the song he sang for Shelly on the night they died being played by his old band. Although never written down, the song is now owned by the band's new recording company, Reyes International, which also has an interest in the club. Draven thinks this is the key to the murders, and while at the company's corporate offices he runs into the head of the recording company, Mace Reyes, who appears to be an invalid, and

star 6.16
37 votes