The Best Episodes Directed by Kellie Cyrus

The Kindness of Strangers

#1 - The Kindness of Strangers

The Originals Season 5 - Episode 8

As pressing matters rage on in New Orleans, the Mikaelson siblings find themselves forced to set aside their differences and work together to escape a "chambre de chasse."

star 8.09
934 votes
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I Alone

#2 - I Alone

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 - Episode 9

Damon finds himself in hot water after he carries out a plan that requires Alaric’s unwilling participation. When Elena shares some hopeful news with Jeremy about Bonnie, she is caught off guard by his reaction. Liv helps Damon and Elena with their plan to get Bonnie back, but when things take an unexpected turn, she’s left with a difficult choice to make. Elsewhere, Matt takes matters into his own hands when Enzo’s actions cross the line, and Kai’s existence continues to be a dangerous threat.

star 7.93
1403 votes
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Monster's Ball

#3 - Monster's Ball

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 5

On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron. Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield, who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia reveals her surprising history to Katherine, and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas. Silas' demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.

star 7.90
2379 votes
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All Those Yesterdays

#4 - All Those Yesterdays

God Friended Me Season 2 - Episode 4

Miles, Cara and Rakesh support Joy when The God Account sends her a friend suggestion that brings up painful memories for her. Arthur is tempted by a professional opportunity.

star 7.89
262 votes
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An Unblinking Death

#5 - An Unblinking Death

The Originals Season 1 - Episode 19

Desperate to help Kieran, Cami insists on an unconventional treatment, but her good intentions lead Kieran to a violent episode. After Klaus and Elijah disagree over the best way to handle the Crescent Wolves, Elijah makes a trip to the bayou, where he is witness to a horrific explosion that only adds to the hatred and mistrust among the communities. While Jackson and Elijah work to save the wounded, Hayley learns a surprising piece of her family history from Marcel.

star 7.87
1644 votes
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Risky AF

#6 - Risky AF

Almost Family Season 1 - Episode 5

Julia is forced to make a drastic decision when she finds out that Isaac has been secretly working with Leon for advice on his current patients. Meanwhile, Roxy takes her new protégé back to her old gym, where she runs into old enemies from her gymnastics days, Tim is on high alert when Edie misses a family event to “work” all weekend and Julia steps back into the dating scene.

star 7.86
79 votes
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Nostalgia's A Bitch

#7 - Nostalgia's A Bitch

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 - Episode 10

Sybil enacts revenge on Damon by putting him in a catatonic state. Caroline and Bonnie enter Damon’s mind and run into familiar faces from the past, only to discover Stefan is the key to Damon’s fate. It’s a race against time for the bell as both Sybil and her sister Seline jockey for its control.

star 7.84
2265 votes
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Guilt is for Insecure People

#8 - Guilt is for Insecure People

Dynasty (2017) Season 1 - Episode 3

In a throwback to the '80s, the Carringtons don their best costumes for their Charity Gala. Suspicions swirl as Steven faces serious charges. Blake files a cease and desist order against Fallon. Anders confronts Cristal about her past.

star 7.82
373 votes
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American Gothic

#9 - American Gothic

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 - Episode 18

Elena and Rebekah take off in search of Katherine and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance — Elijah. Stefan and Damon are both concerned about Elena’s state of mind and are determined to do what’s best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult. Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus receives Caroline’s reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas’ powers.

star 7.80
2399 votes
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Black Hole Sun

#10 - Black Hole Sun

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 - Episode 4

When Damon and Bonnie realize that uncovering a time in Damon’s past may provide clues to finding their way home, Damon is forced to relive one of the worst days of his life. Alaric steps in to help Jeremy get his life together and cope with the loss of Bonnie. Elsewhere, Stefan attempts to show Elena what it’s like to start over and create a new identity, while Tripp lets Matt in on a dark secret. Lastly, Stefan, who is desperate to regain some normalcy in his life, is stunned when an unexpected visitor shows up.

star 7.79
1622 votes
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The Other Girl in New Orleans

#11 - The Other Girl in New Orleans

The Originals Season 3 - Episode 8

After learning that Cami's life is in danger and Aurora may be to blame, Klaus is forced to engage in another one of her devious games and follows a series of clues she's left behind for him. Meanwhile, Elijah, Freya and Hayley take drastic measures against Tristan when they discover he holds a valuable piece of information they need. Elsewhere, Aya gives Marcel an ultimatum that leaves him with a difficult decision to make, while tensions between Hayley and Jackson cause her to reevaluate her involvement in Mikaelson family matters.

star 7.78
1339 votes
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Good Cop Bad Cop

#12 - Good Cop Bad Cop

Blue Bloods Season 7 - Episode 2

Danny and Baez investigate the death of an elderly woman who was shot in her home by a stray bullet. Also, Frank faces ridicule from his department when he disciplines a disrespectful cop, and Erin steps in to help her detective, Anthony, find a legal solution to a case that’s personal to him,

star 7.74
1315 votes
Save My Soul

#13 - Save My Soul

The Originals Season 2 - Episode 16

Suspicious of where her true loyalties lie, Klaus invites Freya to the compound in order to gain more insight into her past with Dahlia. After a series of strange visions, Rebekah begins to realize the body she's inhabiting is attempting to regain control. With Rebekah's life on the line, Marcel puts his bargaining skills to the test when he turns to Vincent, who may have some knowledge that could help them. Lastly, at the bayou, Jackson's frustrations grow after Aiden questions his leadership skills.

star 7.73
1226 votes
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Fifty Shades of Grayson

#14 - Fifty Shades of Grayson

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 10

Damon realizes Elena is in danger and enlists Stefan’s help to find her. The brothers pay a visit to Aaron, and Damon shocks Stefan by revealing his first-hand knowledge of Aaron’s family. In an attempt to stop Damon, Dr. Wes unleashes his secret weapon, forcing Damon to deal with a part of his past he thought was gone forever. Meanwhile, Elena is horrified by Dr. Wes’ confessions about the dark history of Whitmore College and his own ultimate goal. Finally, a frantic Katherine turns to Matt for help, until she realizes that Nadia may be the one who can solve her problem.

star 7.72
1987 votes
Kill ‘Em All

#15 - Kill ‘Em All

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 - Episode 20

With Bonnie’s life at stake and an uphill battle ahead of them, Damon and Enzo lead the charge to save Bonnie before her condition worsens. Stefan reluctantly teams up with Matt for the sake of Bonnie and uncovers the truth behind Matt’s anger towards him. Elsewhere, determined to help her best friend, Caroline joins Alaric on a mission and quickly realizes how much she’s missed her former supernatural lifestyle. Finally, after their plan takes an unexpected turn, Damon makes a fateful decision that will forever change his relationship with Bonnie.

star 7.71
1878 votes
Live Through This

#16 - Live Through This

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 - Episode 5

After realizing the downward spiral he was on, Damon decides he’s going to turn over a new leaf and that his actions moving forward will do right by Elena. Lily prepares for the arrival of a special figure from her past, while Enzo stands by not sure what to expect. Elsewhere, at Caroline’s urging, Stefan comes face-to-face with Valerie and learns some upsetting details about her past, while Enzo and Bonnie find themselves at odds when they’re forced to fend off a violent threat. Finally, when Bonnie learns some disturbing information involving the Phoenix stone, she is forced to confront Alaric.

star 7.63
1549 votes
The Devil Inside

#17 - The Devil Inside

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 12

Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge. After finding himself in awkward and confusing conversations with Nadia, Matt impulsively decides to throw a party, where Caroline makes a stunning confession to Elena, then has to face the consequence of her actions with Stefan and Tyler. Aaron does his best to make amends for his family's past misdeeds and start a new life for himself. Finally, Elena suddenly finds herself in a life-threatening situation with only minutes to figure out how to save herself.

star 7.58
1848 votes
Heads of State

#18 - Heads of State

Sleepy Hollow Season 4 - Episode 3

When one of Crane's greatest foes comes to town to threaten the safety of Washington's highest officials, the team must work quickly to find a solution. Jake's extensive knowledge of the tunnels becomes an important piece of the puzzle as they uncover a secret from the past that could lead to answers.

star 7.54
1460 votes
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#19 - Everythingship

You Season 1 - Episode 7

Beck suffers a loss and Joe is right there with a shoulder to lean on. But he can't quite shake the worry and jealousy he still feels. He goes to creative lengths to explore his fears, even creating a fake identity.

star 7.50
1322 votes
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An Ocean in Me

#20 - An Ocean in Me

Cruel Summer Season 1 - Episode 6

A new deposition threatens Jeanette's case. A discovery causes Cindy's suspicions about her own daughter to reach new heights as her relationship with Greg becomes further strained.

star 7.49
176 votes
Off With a Bang

#21 - Off With a Bang

Cruel Summer Season 1 - Episode 3

Victim or villain? Jeanette continues to add fuel to the fire as her reckless behavior causes her friends and family to question her even more.

star 7.35
230 votes
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