The Best Episodes Directed by Ken Fink

A Bad Day

#1 - A Bad Day

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 5

George is having a bad day: he's in trouble for hitting on a woman half his age, he made derogatory comments about Mr. Dressup, he offends Linda McQuaig (as herself) and she walks off the show, suicidal Shane is back, his BMW needs a new muffler, and Jim tells more than he should to a documentary crew (led by Dan Redican).

star 9.22
82 votes
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Meltdown (2)

#2 - Meltdown (2)

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 11

With the potential nuclear meltdown approaching, George's priority is finding the right experts and analysts while trying to make them real but entertaining.

star 9.00
5 votes
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Campaign

#3 - Campaign

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 13

After the collapse of public broadcasting, Jim runs for political office in a provincial election. George and some of the newsroom staff manage the campaign in this one-hour season finale.

star 9.00
4 votes
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Meltdown (1)

#4 - Meltdown (1)

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 10

When there is a potential nuclear accident only hours away, each of the newsroom staff reacts in their own way. David Cronenberg (as himself) is a guest on Toronto news to promote his latest film, 'Crash'.

star 8.84
37 votes
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Dis and Dat

#5 - Dis and Dat

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 7

George's quest for an indoor parking spot is thwarted when the Corporation hires Gillian Soros (Elisa Moolecherry) as the new head of regional programming. Gillian has definite ideas about George and the Toronto News.

star 8.77
75 votes
Slow Leak

#6 - Slow Leak

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 9

George's jealousy gets him arrested.

star 8.71
58 votes
Parking

#7 - Parking

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 9

As George's crusade for an indoor parking space continues, his paranoia surfaces after he receives a mysterious and vague voice mail and his office couch disappears. He immediately assumes the worst: the Corporation wants him gone.

star 8.67
61 votes
Say Cheese

#8 - Say Cheese

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 11

George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.

star 8.67
3 votes
Dial G for Gristle

#9 - Dial G for Gristle

The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 3

Everyone wonders why media mogul Conrad Scott is visiting the newsroom.

star 8.62
74 votes
Learning to Fly

#10 - Learning to Fly

The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 6

It is the end of the world in all dimensions.

star 8.58
59 votes
Latent Homosexual Tendencies

#11 - Latent Homosexual Tendencies

The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 5

George's therapist falls into a coma shortly after suggesting that George has latent homosexual tendencies.

star 8.57
69 votes
Never Read Symptoms

#12 - Never Read Symptoms

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 7

George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.

star 8.56
50 votes
Reality Strikes

#13 - Reality Strikes

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 10

A film crew invades the newsroom, making George anxious.

star 8.50
2 votes
The British Accent

#14 - The British Accent

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 12

George secretly cancels his trip.

star 8.50
4 votes
One of Us

#15 - One of Us

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 6

George hires a temp from an old established WASP family thinking that connections will pay off. They don't. George pays.

star 8.49
39 votes
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Lolita

#16 - Lolita

The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 4

George is invited to give a guest lecture at a local university and, with the aid of a stolen thesis, manages to charm an attractive young student into visiting his office.

star 8.49
68 votes
Anchors Away

#17 - Anchors Away

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 5

George's dream date is just that: nothing more than a dream. The intelligent segment producer Karen dumbs herself down for sex and Jim makes a book deal.

star 8.44
48 votes
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The Fifty

#18 - The Fifty

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 8

An argument between George and Alex over finding a $50 bill results in Alex losing his job on principle and then buying it back from George for a considerable sum ... also on principle.

star 8.42
62 votes
The Walking Shoe Incident

#19 - The Walking Shoe Incident

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 1

News director George Findlay needs to hire an assistant to take care of such pressing matters as returning his walking shoes, getting him Fibre First, and dealing with his mother's persistent phone calls. He's faced with a dilemma: hire the qualified Afro-Canadian lesbian or the inexperienced yet attractive ski bunny.

star 8.40
414 votes
Baghdad Bound

#20 - Baghdad Bound

The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 1

Jim is abducted in Baghdad while taping a segment on pets. George finds himself on the short list to receive the coveted Order of Canada.

star 8.36
84 votes
The Second Coming

#21 - The Second Coming

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 13

Alex attempts suicide after being dumped by his girlfriend.

star 8.33
3 votes
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Petty Tyranny

#22 - Petty Tyranny

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 6

George's quest for bran muffins leads him to the cafeteria and into a fight. Cynthia Dale (as herself), while researching a role in a feature film, observes the newsroom. George offends one of Canada's top stars.

star 8.32
71 votes
One Dumb Idea

#23 - One Dumb Idea

The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 2

George and the news production staff decide to produce a sitcom.

star 8.25
79 votes
Unity

#24 - Unity

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 8

George is annoyed when his name is left off the Globe and Mail list of government employees who make over $100,000 per year. Lise Léger (Guylaine St. Onge) appers on Toronto news with Linda McQuaig (as herself) to discuss the Canadian unity situation. Lise is inexplicably attracted to Jim.

star 8.16
44 votes
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Exodus

#25 - Exodus

Revenge Season 3 - Episode 10

The wedding of the century has finally arrived and Emily's master plan is poised to go off without a hitch until enemies unite, bringing new complications and leading to dire consequences.

star 8.15
1934 votes
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An Enormous Waste of Time

#26 - An Enormous Waste of Time

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 4

A sniper kills again. A dog dies in the office. A power lunch goes wrong. And George regrets ever using the handicapped washroom.

star 8.14
50 votes
The Kevorkian Joke

#27 - The Kevorkian Joke

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 4

When failed screenwriter Shane (Jason Blicker) threatens suicide on tape, George turns his videotaped attempt into a five-part series to boost ratings. A killer virus in Zaire could have a connection with Toronto, maybe even the newsroom.

star 8.07
87 votes
Prophets

#28 - Prophets

Person of Interest Season 4 - Episode 5

Finch is suspicious when a gifted political pollster's number comes up at the same time that his typically ironclad predictions go wrong – and believes that the two events are linked. Meanwhile, Reese is sidelined by a direct order from Captain Moreno. Jason Ritter guest stars as pollster Simon Lee.

star 8.02
3720 votes
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Death 1, George 0

#29 - Death 1, George 0

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 2

George fails a Kafkaesque job evaluation in ways he never could have imagined. A valued veteran newsroom employee dies, George's empathy is qualified.

star 8.00
92 votes
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Dinner at Eight

#30 - Dinner at Eight

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 2

After yet another on-air faux pas by Jim, Lindsay Ward (Amanda Tapping) is hired as co-anchor for Toronto News. Solo anchor Jim, feeling threatened by Lindsay's aggressive personality, turns to George who supports him pharmaceutically. When the shifting of power starts to affect George, it's time to fight dirty.

star 7.96
161 votes
Pushy, Money-Grubbing, Cosmopolitan Racist

#31 - Pushy, Money-Grubbing, Cosmopolitan Racist

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 3

Racism infiltrates the newsroom.

star 7.93
74 votes
Pretenders

#32 - Pretenders

Person of Interest Season 4 - Episode 6

Reese, Shaw and Fusco must protect an unassuming office worker who stumbles into a dangerous conspiracy while moonlighting as a fake detective. Meanwhile, Finch travels to Hong Kong as part of his academic cover identity.

star 7.90
3603 votes
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Pandora (2)

#33 - Pandora (2)

Nikita Season 1 - Episode 22

Percy makes a move to take over the CIA, Alex goes rogue, and Michael gets trapped inside Division making him unable to help Nikita, who may have to pay with her life for helping Alex.

star 7.90
2499 votes
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America, America

#34 - America, America

The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 1

Jim is hired by a morning show in New York.

star 7.84
100 votes
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Home Invasion

#35 - Home Invasion

Arrow Season 1 - Episode 20

Deadshot returns to Starling City after taking down a U.S. Ambassador and six others overseas. By keeping tabs on A.R.G.U.S.’s manhunt for the assassin, Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity learn that a sting operation is underway to capture Deadshot – alive. Diggle is determined to see his brother’s killer dead, with or without Ollie’s help. Meanwhile, Laurel takes drastic steps to protect a young witness, exacerbating friction between Tommy and Oliver. Later, Roy Harper unconventionally pursues all leads to find his new hero, but runs afoul of Detective Lance. Back on the island, Oliver recalls how Shado helped him incrementally gain confidence with a bow and hit the target for the first time.

star 7.79
8110 votes
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Witchful Thinking

#36 - Witchful Thinking

Charmed (2018) Season 3 - Episode 11

The Charmed Ones go in search of an ancient relic that will help them cure their magical allergy but find themselves unprepared for the outcome. Josefina makes an important decision for her future.

star 7.79
151 votes
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Deconstructing Harry

#37 - Deconstructing Harry

Charmed (2018) Season 2 - Episode 4

Macy and Mel join forces with Abigael to track down the Assassin. Maggie starts her new gig and has a breakthrough when she reaches out to help Jordan. Harry discovers a horrifying secret.

star 7.78
301 votes
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Against Thy Neighbor

#38 - Against Thy Neighbor

TURN: Washington's Spies Season 1 - Episode 9

Simcoe tries to hunt out the rebel conspirators in Setauket. Ben is sent away on a secret mission.

star 7.77
499 votes
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A Hollow Man

#39 - A Hollow Man

The Whispers Season 1 - Episode 8

Claire and Sean track down a man who had his own deadly encounter with Drill — over 30 years ago.

star 7.75
755 votes
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Chaos Theory

#40 - Chaos Theory

Charmed (2018) Season 3 - Episode 13

The Charmed Ones must save Jordan from a fate worse than death, but at great personal cost to themselves; meanwhile, Harry sets off on a process of transformation.

star 7.74
140 votes
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Scandal

#41 - Scandal

Revenge Season 1 - Episode 16

The murder scandal at the Fire & Ice party rocks the Hamptons, and someone has to take the fall. The devastating turn of events call for desperate measures, as the Graysons form a united front, Emily grows more anxious, Ashley steps up for the family, and Jack is not the only one wondering where Amanda has gone.

star 7.73
3256 votes
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Deeper, Deeper

#42 - Deeper, Deeper

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 3

Cutbacks are coming at the network—who will it be? George vows to "go to the wall" to save jobs but everyone knows someone has to go. Backstabbing, clandestine job hunts, prostitutes and religious conversations prevail.

star 7.72
123 votes
One Hundred Days

#43 - One Hundred Days

Designated Survivor Season 1 - Episode 15

As President Kirkman releases an agenda to reset his presidency, Alex makes a controversial public statement that threatens to derail it. Agent Wells unknowingly finds herself in the center of a dangerous trap while getting closer to the truth.

star 7.71
5484 votes
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Knightfall

#44 - Knightfall

Nikita Season 2 - Episode 3

Birkoff tells Nikita and Michael that a black box file reveals that an international terrorist named Ramon, who has been taking credit for some serious political assassinations, now works for Division. This news upsets Nikita since she was the agent that captured Ramon years ago and turned him over to Percy. Amanda convinces Alex to kill Anton Kochenko, a man who used to work for Alex's father, and plans to let Ramon take the credit for the murder. However, when Nikita disrupts Amanda's plan, Amanda fights back by taking what Nikita loves most.

star 7.68
2389 votes
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One Way

#45 - One Way

Nikita Season 1 - Episode 9

Nikita and Michael temporarily team-up to kill a terrorist who murdered Michael’s family many years ago. When Percy learns this information, he sends Division agents to kill Nikita, who ultimately compromises the mission, leading to Michael’s capture by the terrorist group. Alex is caught going through medical files inside Division so she creates a lie that involves Jaden and almost blows her cover.

star 7.65
3192 votes
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Homesick

#46 - Homesick

The Whispers Season 1 - Episode 11

Thinking they might actually be able to defeat this unseen foe, Wes convinces the President to let him round up all of the children in a protected zone in the hopes that Drill will weaken.

star 7.63
693 votes
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Vendetta

#47 - Vendetta

Arrow Season 1 - Episode 8

As Oliver and Helena grow closer, Oliver trains her to be his ally, complete with showing her how to use a crossbow. Diggle disapproves of Oliver sharing his secret with Helena as he’s not sure she can be trusted, but Oliver refuses to listen to his concerns. Helena’s quest for revenge proves to be too strong for Oliver to handle after she kills the head of the Triad and all hell breaks loose.

star 7.63
8997 votes
Revelations

#48 - Revelations

Revenge Season 2 - Episode 9

Nolan is confronted with a skeleton from his past, and Daniel’s leading role is challenged as Emily and Aiden weave their way through Grayson Global. Meanwhile, the christening of baby Carl brings new concerns to light for Jack and Declan.

star 7.58
2798 votes
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Détente

#49 - Détente

Salvation Season 2 - Episode 2

Darius and Grace must forge an emotional détente to get international cooperation. Liam meets a new scientist who has a mysterious past.

star 7.52
1317 votes
Escapement

#50 - Escapement

Zero Hour (2013) Season 1 - Episode 10

Hank, Beck and Laila are in the Faroe Islands, unsure if they will live or die at the hands of the Pyrates. Rachel shares some surprising news with Hank about his parents and the 41 Trust. Hank’s mother finally discloses the deeply painful secret she’s been holding all these years, and a dumbfounded Hank realizes his father is the missing piece to the puzzle.

star 7.50
496 votes
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Another Trip Around the Sun

#51 - Another Trip Around the Sun

Salvation Season 1 - Episode 2

Darius and Liam work to invent a theoretically impossible piece of technology to divert the asteroid. Also, Liam heads home to Boston to track down critical research but finds something shocking instead.

star 7.47
3531 votes
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When Cougars Attack

#52 - When Cougars Attack

The Whole Truth Season 1 - Episode 5

A 45-year-old fashion designer is accused of murdering her young boyfriend.

star 6.81
140 votes
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Meltdown (3)

#53 - Meltdown (3)

The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 12

Unable to deal with the potential of his own death, George goes into denial and can't cover the impending nuclear meltdown story.

star 0.00
0 votes
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