The Best Episodes Directed by Keith Gordon

Hungry Ghosts

#1 - Hungry Ghosts

Wild Palms Season 1 - Episode 4

Paige reveals her secrets. A wedding. Tony wants the Go-Chip. Harry freaks as someone very near and dear to him is brutally murdered on live TV.

star 8.64
39 votes
Extreme Unction

#2 - Extreme Unction

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 3 - Episode 3

The church asks that the public know the details of the murders. Pembleton has an interesting time in the box with a witness who has multiple personalities and is shown to be the killer, but before he can get a confession, her lawyer arrives and later she confesses on television. Pembleton begins to question his faith. Bayliss becomes a not-so-silent partner. Beau spends some time with his family and decides to end his relationship with Megan.

star 8.29
183 votes

#3 - Loplop

Fargo Season 2 - Episode 8

Ed and Peggy hold Dodd hostage in a secluded cabin and try to strike up a deal with the Gerhardts, while Hanzee attempts to hunt them down.

star 8.28
4234 votes
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Chapter 19

#4 - Chapter 19

Legion Season 2 - Episode 11

David fights the future.

star 8.21
1484 votes
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Truth Be Told

#5 - Truth Be Told

Dexter Season 1 - Episode 11

The Ice Truck Killer puts Dexter in a life changing position when he takes someone close to Dexter hostage. Doakes begins to suspect that Dexter's odd behavior is something darker than he originally thought.

star 8.17
6231 votes
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Do You Take Dexter Morgan?

#6 - Do You Take Dexter Morgan?

Dexter Season 3 - Episode 12

It is the day before Dexter's wedding and Dexter must deal with two people targeting him, while preparing for his special occasion. Meanwhile, Angel tells Deb he's put her in for a promotion, but after he finds out some information her shield may be gone before she gets it.

star 8.15
6313 votes
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In the Beginning

#7 - In the Beginning

Dexter Season 5 - Episode 10

Homicide uncovers some key evidence linked to one of Dexter's and Lumen's prior victims; Debra identifies two more suspects in the case.

star 8.13
9321 votes
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Morning Comes

#8 - Morning Comes

Dexter Season 2 - Episode 8

Dexter is attacked by the man who murdered his mother. Meanwhile, Lila wants to get closer to Dex, and Debra and Lundy close in on the Bay Harbor Butcher.

star 8.07
5690 votes
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Donnie or Marie

#9 - Donnie or Marie

The Killing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 12

Sarah and Holder close in on the murderer. Meanwhile, the Richmond campaign preps for the election; and the Larsens seek to get their lives back in order.

star 8.06
1901 votes
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Lost Boys

#10 - Lost Boys

Dexter Season 4 - Episode 10

Dexter finally believes he understands the beast known as Trinity. But when a ten-year old boy goes missing, Dexter is forced to question everything he’s learned up to this point.

star 8.05
7307 votes
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Beau Soleil

#11 - Beau Soleil

The Killing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 12

The police connect Rosie to a suspicious website. Stan faces his demons while Mitch learns secrets she never knew about Rosie.

star 8.05
2042 votes
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Good Night

#12 - Good Night

Homeland Season 3 - Episode 10

Brody embarks on a high stakes mission, but his fragile condition threatens the entire operation. Quinn makes an uncomfortable discovery about Carrie, while a sudden crisis forces Fara to rejoin the team.

star 8.04
7719 votes
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Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

#13 - Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

Fargo Season 2 - Episode 7

The police bring in Floyd for questioning, in an attempt to make her talk. Bear goes on a ride with Simone. Karl keeps an eye on Lou's family.

star 8.03
4147 votes
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Don't Be Ridiculous

#14 - Don't Be Ridiculous

The Leftovers Season 3 - Episode 2

In her official capacity as fraud investigator for the Department of Sudden Departure (D.S.D.), Nora travels to St. Louis to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing the family members of The Departed there’s a way to see their loved ones again.

star 8.00
3056 votes
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Ten Thirteen

#15 - Ten Thirteen

The Leftovers Season 2 - Episode 9

A personal loss and subsequent pilgrimage to Miracle offer clues on why Meg embarked on her path as a Remnant crusader. After a fallout with Laurie, Tom seeks to reunite with Meg.

star 7.99
2708 votes
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Somebody to Love

#16 - Somebody to Love

Fargo Season 3 - Episode 10

Gloria follows the money. Nikki plays a game. Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.

star 7.98
3606 votes
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A Beautiful Day

#17 - A Beautiful Day

Dexter Season 8 - Episode 1

It’s been 6 months since LaGuerta’s murder – and Dexter is still managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. Debra now works as a PI for a private firm and Batista has replaced her as Lieutenant. Meanwhile, Miami Metro investigates the murder of a man who has had pieces of his brain removed.

star 7.92
6616 votes
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Off Brand

#18 - Off Brand

Better Call Saul Season 3 - Episode 6

Jimmy has a new endeavor. Chuck pushes himself to the limit. Nacho finds himself in a power struggle.

star 7.91
6913 votes
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#19 - Aporia

Fargo Season 3 - Episode 9

Emmit sits down with Gloria. Nikki negotiates a deal.

star 7.89
3734 votes
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Dirty Harry

#20 - Dirty Harry

Dexter Season 4 - Episode 5

Recent events spur Dexter into his own investigation of the Trinity killer. His motivations are now personal, and the clock is ticking. But the closer Dexter gets, the more he realizes that Trinity is unlike any monster he’s previously encountered.

star 7.88
7219 votes
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The Dark Defender

#21 - The Dark Defender

Dexter Season 2 - Episode 5

Dexter finds out that the man who killed his mother, right in front of him, is still alive. When he tells this to Lila, she suggests he face the man, as part of his road to addiction recovery. But then as his sponsor she insists on tagging along.

star 7.82
5393 votes
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Sports Medicine

#22 - Sports Medicine

House Season 1 - Episode 12

A severely broken arm reveals a bizarre case of bone loss and ends the comeback plans of major league pitcher Hank Wiggen. House suspects Hank is lying about using steroids, as his condition worsens. When Hank's kidneys start to fail, his wife offers to donate hers, but she would have to abort her early pregnancy. Forced into an impossible solution, and admitting failure as an addict, Hank tries to take his own life. House and his team must isolate and fix the problem soon if this pitcher's life, as well his career, can be saved. Meanwhile, Foreman dates a pharmaceutical representative and House is stuck with two tickets and ends up going on a "date" with a monster truck rally.

star 7.80
2757 votes
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#23 - Yankee

The Bridge (2013) Season 2 - Episode 1

Sonya meets a man connected to her past as Marco discovers he is no longer safe in his own department. Frye & Adriana investigate the origins of the "money house." A mysterious woman crosses The Bridge into El Paso.

star 7.77
602 votes
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All in the Family

#24 - All in the Family

Dexter Season 3 - Episode 4

After a failed marriage proposal, Dexter attempts to convince Rita that he wants more than a financial merger and fatherhood. He wants a family with Rita. Deb lands a new case. Miguel's brother, Ramon, is dead set on finding Oscar's murderer, which worries Dexter and Miguel.

star 7.76
5947 votes
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It's Not for Everyone

#25 - It's Not for Everyone

The Strain Season 1 - Episode 4

A secret autopsy demonstrates the bizarre progression of the mystery virus, prompting Jim to make a startling confession. Eph and Nora race to find the father of the youngest victim of the plane tragedy, but someone unexpected beats them to it. Ansel, in the grip of disease, takes desperate measures to protect his family.

star 7.75
4682 votes
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False Friends

#26 - False Friends

Homeland Season 8 - Episode 3

Carrie arranges a meeting. Haqqani finds trouble at home. Saul cuts a deal.

star 7.74
2002 votes
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In Whom We Trust

#27 - In Whom We Trust

Rubicon Season 1 - Episode 10

Tanya is sent to rehab. Will secretly reaches out to Katherine and uncovers David Hadas's last project. Ingram grows more suspicious of Truxton.

star 7.72
1190 votes
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Always There

#28 - Always There

Rectify Season 1 - Episode 1

After 19 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is released due to new DNA evidence. He returns with his family to his childhood home, struggling to adjust to life on the outside. Meanwhile, the Senator who prosecuted him plots to reopen the case.

star 7.69
1530 votes
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Our Father

#29 - Our Father

Dexter Season 3 - Episode 1

Dexter has put his life back together but things may fall apart soon. His new victim is also being targeted by Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado. Deb has to decide how to handle Internal Affairs, as they want her to turn on her new partner.

star 7.67
6505 votes
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The Floating World

#30 - The Floating World

Wild Palms Season 1 - Episode 2

The conspiracy grows as Harry and Grace find themselves enmeshed in an all-out war between the Fathers and the Friends.

star 7.66
47 votes
The Beetle

#31 - The Beetle

The Bridge (2013) Season 1 - Episode 9

Marco reconnects with a friend from his past and races to save his family. Charlotte responds to her biggest threat. Linder reveals his true feelings.

star 7.66
1021 votes
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Eminent Domain

#32 - Eminent Domain

The Killing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 6

Linden and Holder catch up to the latest victim; Seward faces his past; Bullet struggles with the truth while in the jungle.

star 7.66
1505 votes
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Two Boats and a Helicopter

#33 - Two Boats and a Helicopter

The Leftovers Season 1 - Episode 3

In the face of dwindling church attendance and threats on his life, the Rev. Matt Jamison continues to preach his gospel: that many who disappeared in the Departure were sinners and not saints. Matt's campaign is detoured when he learns he may lose the church to foreclosure, forcing him to launch a desperate, last-minute plan to come up with the cash to keep it.

star 7.66
4080 votes
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#34 - Blackbird

Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 6

After Hendricks bans Masters from using black participants in his study, Masters contacts a journalist to promote his efforts, using the debunking of sexual stereotypes as the lure. Johnson is forced to accept DePaul's choice to end her chemotherapy treatments. Gene uncovers the truth about Betty and Helen's relationship. Libby fires Coral after discovering she lied about Robert.

star 7.65
974 votes
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Nice Ladies

#35 - Nice Ladies

Nurse Jackie Season 7 - Episode 4

Akalitus doesn’t trust Jackie when she shares the news that the hospital is being sold to Norwegian developers. Carrie meets Coop’s proposal with an unexpected reaction causing him to make a major life decision. Still strapped for cash, Jackie’s dealing takes a surprising turn.

star 7.64
451 votes
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Super Powers

#36 - Super Powers

Homeland Season 5 - Episode 3

Jonas and Carrie revisit her past. Quinn stalks his prey.

star 7.57
5392 votes
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Trylon and Perisphere

#37 - Trylon and Perisphere

Homeland Season 4 - Episode 2

An official inquiry brings Carrie back to the States, where she struggles with her ambivalence towards motherhood. Quinn spirals out of control. A disgraced former case officer reveals disturbing new information.

star 7.49
4427 votes
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The Man in the Basement

#38 - The Man in the Basement

Homeland Season 6 - Episode 2

Carrie and Reda fight for their client while Quinn fights against his new life. Saul and Dar suspect Keane has a secret.

star 7.49
6836 votes
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#39 - Camille

The Returned (US) Season 1 - Episode 1

Residents of the small mountain town of Caldwell, Washington grapple with the mysterious return of their dead loved ones. With no memory of their deaths, and no awareness of the time that has passed in their absence, the returned struggle to reintegrate into a world that has changed without them.

star 7.43
812 votes
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Fair Game

#40 - Fair Game

Homeland Season 6 - Episode 1

Carrie returns home to the US with Franny to work as an advocate for Muslim Americans. Dar and Saul brief President-elect Keane. Quinn struggles with his new circumstances.

star 7.34
6392 votes
The Creator

#41 - The Creator

Dispatches from Elsewhere Season 1 - Episode 9

Simone, Peter and Janice explore new interests. Fredwynn finds it hard to let go.

star 7.19
178 votes
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