The BEST episodes directed by Kenny Ortega

Playing Through
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8.56
9 votes

#1 - Playing Through

Chicago Hope - Season 5 - Episode 14

During surgery to resolve an HIV-positive woman's post-partum complications, Diane accidentally cuts herself and is exposed to the virus; problems arise between Jack and Lisa when he discovers that she's been seeing Robert; a homeless man takes shelter in the hospital's main entrance; an unidentified man is hit by a train after trying to save a child; Jack takes up golf in the hospital.

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Inherit the Wind
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8.17
314 votes

#2 - Inherit the Wind

Bunheads - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Fanny's attorney gives her shocking news, she takes it hard and makes the situation more awkward for Michelle. Making matters worse, Michelle has a run-in with the law when she takes off in Hubbell's car to blow off steam, only to break down in the driveway of a handsome, local recluse. Meanwhile, the girls compete against other dance studios in an "ugliest feet" contest.

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You Jump, I Jump, Jack
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8.00
997 votes

#3 - You Jump, I Jump, Jack

Gilmore Girls - Season 5 - Episode 7

Emily demands that Lorelai bring her new boyfriend to dinner so that they can get reacquainted. Logan encourages Rory to participate in a mysterious event.

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I'm Going to the Beach With Josh and His Friends!
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7.98
431 votes

#4 - I'm Going to the Beach With Josh and His Friends!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 9

Rebecca rents a party bus to take Josh's friend group to the beach in order to impress them. On the trip, she learns more about her new friends than she expected and makes a surprising revelation herself.

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They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?
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7.92
1091 votes

#5 - They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?

Gilmore Girls - Season 3 - Episode 7

Lorelai is determined to win the Stars Hollow Dance Marathon and wrest the trophy from four-time champion Kirk, but has trouble getting a partner until she finally convinces Rory to help her dance her way to victory.

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Liver, Hold the Mushrooms
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7.90
10 votes

#6 - Liver, Hold the Mushrooms

Chicago Hope - Season 4 - Episode 17

A family eats poisonous mushrooms and the mother and two sons must receive a liver transplant. A donor is found for the mother and the father is a match for the two sons. The father decides to have a live donor transplant, but is told by Kronk that only one of his children can receive the organ. Austin and Cacaci have to attend a sensitivity seminar, which only makes Austin worse. With Shutt's help a patient remembers a sexual abuse that happened during childhood, but the parent vehemently deny it ever happening. Drs. Grad and Kronk get kicked out of lamaze class.

A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving
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7.80
1066 votes

#7 - A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving

Gilmore Girls - Season 3 - Episode 9

It's Thanksgiving, and Lorelai and Rory have dinner at four different places: the Kim's, where Lane has managed to get Dave invited; Luke's, where Luke and Jess make it a foursome with Lorelai and Rory; Sookie's, where Jackson and his family have deep-fried the turkey, the lawn and just about everything else; and Emily and Richard's, where, to Lorelai's horror, Rory reveals that she has applied to Yale.

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Mrs. Finnerty, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
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7.77
56 votes

#8 - Mrs. Finnerty, You've Got a Lovely Daughter

Grounded for Life - Season 1 - Episode 14

When Lily is miserable because she and her girlfriends have been booed off the stage at the school's talent show, Sean and Claudia have some explaining to do. Meanwhile, the Finnerty's get roped into buying cases of candy bars that the boys are selling for school.

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Better to Have Wuvved and Wost
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7.74
25 votes

#9 - Better to Have Wuvved and Wost

Andi Mack - Season 2 - Episode 14

Jonah tries to express his feelings for Andi through gifts, which proves not to be his forte. Buffy reveals she has to move and Andi devises a plan for her to stay.

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Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out
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7.74
983 votes

#10 - Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out

Gilmore Girls - Season 6 - Episode 8

Rory is pleasantly surprised when her old flame appears at her grandparents' house and reveals an amazing development in his life, making her reconsider the choices she's made. Meanwhile, Luke agrees to sponsor a local girls' soccer team.

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Written in the Stars
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7.73
1023 votes

#11 - Written in the Stars

Gilmore Girls - Season 5 - Episode 3

No one seems to care when Luke's and Lorelai's new relationship blossoms, that is until the town meeting. Rory meets a rich Yale student named Logan and chews him out for being rude to her friend Marty.

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Face-Off
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7.71
893 votes

#12 - Face-Off

Gilmore Girls - Season 3 - Episode 15

The Stars Hollow High hockey team reaches the regional semifinals for the first time in 40 years. After Jess's too laid-back attitude about going out leaves Rory sitting home alone for most of the weekend, she takes Lorelai's advice and heads for the hockey game, where she meets someone unexpected.

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Come Home
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7.68
1007 votes

#13 - Come Home

Gilmore Girls - Season 5 - Episode 12

Rory offers to help Logan write an article for the Yale Daily. Richard is distraught when he sees Emily talking to man she dated.

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Friday Night's Alright For Fighting
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7.67
847 votes

#14 - Friday Night's Alright For Fighting

Gilmore Girls - Season 6 - Episode 13

While Luke deals with the reality of having April in his life, Lorelai tries to pretend she doesn't mind the repercussions the new situation is having on their engagement. Rory's concern over Paris' lack of management skills at the Yale Daily News finally reaches a crisis point. The subsequent Friday night dinner erupts into an emotional confrontation where all four Gilmores finally get their issues out on the table.

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Reach Out and Touch
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7.67
220 votes

#15 - Reach Out and Touch

Ally McBeal - Season 4 - Episode 13

Ally has hallucinations with Barry Manilow. Richard assigns Ling to work with Jackson Duper, the firm's newest lawyer. When they meet, Ling discovers that Jackson slept with her in the past under a fake name. They have to handle a double case of a man who wants his marriage annulled because his wife is a nymphomaniac and cheated on him 106 times and is suing the minister for having a torrid affair with her. Between the unisex bathroom, Elaine's vibra and Melanie's Tourette, Jackson is going crazy with his new job and questions his future in the firm. Meanwhile, John proposes to Melanie. But Melanie doesn't want to be institutionalized (even if that institution is marriage)...

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Emily Says Hello
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7.62
1044 votes

#16 - Emily Says Hello

Gilmore Girls - Season 5 - Episode 9

Emily decides to start dating again, and calls on a reluctant Lorelai for advice. Lorelai invites Christopher to lunch at the Inn and decides to surprise Rory by inviting her as well, but tension erupts into a heated argument out of Lorelai's earshot.

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A Family Matter
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7.61
1021 votes

#17 - A Family Matter

Gilmore Girls - Season 4 - Episode 12

Luke has his hands full as family members return to Stars Hollow. Jamie's in town, and Paris keeps avoiding him. Rory becomes concerned that her mother is having financial problems.

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Another One Bites The Dust
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7.49
209 votes

#18 - Another One Bites The Dust

Ally McBeal - Season 5 - Episode 19

Ally and Victor return from their Bermuda trip. Ally feels their relationship is in crisis because they weren't able to connect without Maddie around. Victor is being sued by his former girlfriend for breach of contract. Ally discovers that Victor is a painter and never told her. She's angry, but not as angry as when she sees his painting of her with cellulite. Nelle and Wilson team up against a woman who was blackmailing their client in order not to come public with a tape of their lovemaking. Richard obsesses over Liza and has Claire do the talking for him through a hearing device, afraid she's going to turn him down - and even more afraid she'll say yes to him.

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Knit, People, Knit!
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7.47
864 votes

#19 - Knit, People, Knit!

Gilmore Girls - Season 7 - Episode 9

Chris and Lorelai tell Emily and Richard about their marriage. Anna tells Luke that she is moving across the country and taking April with her, in which Luke tells Anna he will fight for custody. Rory moves in with Paris, after moving out of Logan's apartment.

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He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?
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7.35
863 votes

#20 - He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?

Gilmore Girls - Season 6 - Episode 10

After a long absence, Christopher reappears in Lorelai and Rory's lives. Lorelai and Rory enjoy their first Thanskgiving at the Dragonfly Inn, and Rory receives surprising news about Logan. On the eve of an important gig for the band, Lane has to deal with Zach's jealousy over a song Brian wrote about her. Luke struggles with his life's new development.

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The Pursuit of Unhappiness
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7.06
217 votes

#21 - The Pursuit of Unhappiness

Ally McBeal - Season 4 - Episode 17

Elaine cheated on Mark and now she's trying by all means to find a way for him to forgive her. She even takes advice from Richard! But in the end she has a serious talk with Mark and she tells him she cheated because he never fully trusted her. They break up. Meanwhile, Jackson is assigned to do the pre-nup for a rich, fat and bald man. Ally puts Larry to defend to soon-to-be wife's interests, which leads into a more personal dissension between Larry and Jackson. And Ling takes the case of a man who's being sued by his own son because a blood clot has left him perpetually happy which is ruining the family business.

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