The BEST episodes directed by Koichi Hatsumi

Nonconformist
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8.49
150 votes

#1 - Nonconformist

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 4

After a massive body dump is discovered, Chad must take Worick and Nicolas in for questioning. Daniel Monroe enlists the aid of the Handymen during a gun battle. Worick recalls the first time he and Nicolas met.

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Shine Bright as the Sun
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8.43
161 votes

#2 - Shine Bright as the Sun

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 11

Rin finally manages to draw the demon sword. Shura tells him to, “Win a place for yourself in this world!” However, there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop the Impure King’s overwhelming growth. And if Suguro’s strength fails, the barrier will collapse!

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Thorn
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8.39
129 votes

#3 - Thorn

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 6

Monroe makes arrangements to bury the men lost in the previous day's shootout. Corsica works to tie up any loose ends that can lead back to him. Nina tends to Nicolas' injuries as Worick pieces together the threat to the city's balance of power.

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Sanctions
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8.34
140 votes

#4 - Sanctions

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Paulklee Guild learns that Doug, one of their Twilights, has taken a job without their knowledge that would violate the Three Laws. Worick and Nicolas have their hands full trying to protect Monroe.

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Wretched Egg
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8.34
352 votes

#5 - Wretched Egg

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 7

After a strange quake occurs, during which Yo rushes to keep Minatsuki from harm, Ganta starts to remember things about Shiro, who is revealed to be the Wretched Egg. As Ganta recalls his childhood with Shiro, Yo can't bring himself to mention what he had seen her do. As Yo goes to recover the casts that were stolen from him, he learns from Tamaki that casts can't be used to reduce the sentences on G-Block inmates and is attacked by Genkaku, part of an Anti-Deadman force known as the Undertakers. Meanwhile, Ganta meets Nagi "Owl" Kengamine and Karako Koshio, members of a Deadman group known as Scar Chain wanting to destroy Deadman Wonderland, who invite him to join their gang. As Minatsuki goes through her penalty game, Nagi arranges it so that she only loses her hair. Just then, Genkaku appears and attacks Ganta and the others.

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Crow Claw
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8.32
345 votes

#6 - Crow Claw

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 4

Believing him to be the red man, Ganta attacks the strange inmate, known as Senji "Crow" Kiyomasa, but falls at a disadvantage against the blades he can form with his blood. After learning the nature of his power, The Branches of Sin, Ganta launches a counterattack, though soon realizes he is not the red man, but one of several 'Deadmen' with that power. Crow tries to attack Ganta again, but finds himself weak against Shiro before a special unit appears, tranquilising Ganta and Crow and taking Shiro and Yō to an empty corridor. As Ganta is examined, he comes face to face with Tamaki, who reveals he rigged Ganta's jury verdict to get him sent to Deadman Wonderland before revealing Ganta will face off against Crow in a battle the next day, tempting him with the prospect of coming face to face with Wretched Egg. As Ganta is tortured with footage of what a Corpse Carnival entails, Makina decides to confront the director concerning the mysteries of Block G.

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Grateful Dead
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8.30
382 votes

#7 - Grateful Dead

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 12

As Nagi goes on a rampage on all the guards, Ganta stands to protect Shiro, taking all of his punches and trying to reason with him. As Nagi starts to come to his senses thanks to the bell Karako wears reminding him of his friends, Karako is suddenly stabbed by Genkaku. Nagi stands to protect his friends but is shot by Genkaku, who begins killing the other guards, whilst Ganta starts being poisoned due to not having any Candy in a while. Hibana tries to escape but is killed by Toto, who had managed to obtain Crow's abilities after drinking his blood. As Shiro enters Wretched Egg mode, the stone in Ganta's chest glows and blasts a powerful shot, with Nagi holding Genkaku in place as they are both taken out. Before passing on, Nagi gives Ganta his last piece of Candy. As Karako and some others escape, Ganta decides to stay behind so he can protect his friends.

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Vanishing in a Sea of Ice
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8.29
154 votes

#8 - Vanishing in a Sea of Ice

Darker Than Black - Season 2 - Episode 3

The trap devices holding Hei explodes from the energies caused by the meteor fragment. Suou goes into a daze and shove both herself and Hei into the sea. Hei awakens in a hut with Suou in tow. After a tense exchange, Hei decides to bring Suou and leave Vladivostok. Hei and Suou try to make their escape at the train station while Nika distracts Tania from her mission. Misaki is questioned by an MIAC official named Kobayashi about the contractors and the Syndicate. She is given an offer to join MIAC in pursuing BK201 who is revealed by Kobayashi to be alive. Hei, Mao, Suou and July, who has joined up with them, rides on a ship leaving Russia.

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Carnival Corpse
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8.27
394 votes

#9 - Carnival Corpse

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 5

Ganta is thrusted into his Corpse Carnival match with Crow and is at a disadvantage as his projectiles use too much blood and cause him to develop anemia. As he becomes helpless, he recalls memories of Shiro and manages to stand back up, using the environment to get a hit on Crow. After escaping from the corridor, Yō and Shiro head towards G-Block after Yō hears the whereabouts of a women he is searching for. After Ganta recovers from his victory, he is horrified to find that Crow is forced to have one of his eyes removed as a result of losing. As Yō uses Shiro as a diversion so he can escape on his own, he bears witness to her true destructive ability, as she herself has the Branches of Sin.

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A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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8.27
165 votes

#10 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 6

Shiro Fujimoto, Rin and Yukio’s adopted father, encountered Tatsuma Suguro while trying to take the demonic sword, Kurikara. Tatsuma’s letter reveals the circumstances of how the sword, which is the Myoda Sect’s main object of worship, came to Rin.

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G Block
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8.23
435 votes

#11 - G Block

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 3

Put in charge of observing him by the promoter, Tsunenaga Tamaki, Yō gives Ganta a piece of Candy so he can keep living, unaware that he's putting him in his debt. Meanwhile, the red man, known as the Wretched Egg, breaks lose and appears before Ganta. Ganta tries attacking him using his own abilities, before the Wretched Egg escapes and Ganta falls unconscious. After waking up, Ganta hears from the other witnesses that they keep Wretched Egg locked up in the G-Block of the prison, so he and Shiro head towards there. Deeming him dangerous, Captain Makina puts the facility on lockdown and sends a fierce security robot after Ganta. As it approaches them, Ganta and Yō follow Shiro into a secret passage leading to the G-Block. As Shiro confronts the robot, it is destroyed by the arrival of another inmate with the same powers as Ganta.

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Hundemarken
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8.21
167 votes

#12 - Hundemarken

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 2

Nina, Dr. Theo's young nurse, shows up to deliver some medicine to Nicolas, and to ask for the Handymen's help in dealing with a Tag who is threatening their clinic. Alex learns more about the dogtags that Nicolas wears.

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Gig of Despair
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8.20
372 votes

#13 - Gig of Despair

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 11

Detesting his weak self, Ganta asks Crow to teach him how to use his Branches of Sin to fight. Meanwhile, Karako attempts to infiltrate the Undertakers by disguising herself as a guard. As Toto appears before Ganta and Crow during their training session, Shiro, who gets drunk off of liquer sweets, appears before Genkaku, who also discovers Karako. Just as Ganta manages to produce a blood bullet that can break the sound barrier, Genkaku announces his capturing of Karako and Shiro. Despite being low on blood, Ganta rushes to where Genkaku, Karako and Shiro are, but is confronted by Nagi, who had been broken by Genkaku into a raging demon.

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Scar Chain
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8.17
378 votes

#14 - Scar Chain

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ganta is saved by the arrival of Shiro, who is back under control by the lullaby, to which Genkaku decides to retreat. Afterwards, Ganta is introduced to the other members of Scar Chain, who are plotting to expose Deadman Wonderland's secrets an inspection week, which Makina also plans to take advantage of to find out what secrets are being hidden from her. However, Ganta becomes a little distrustful when his claims of his Branches of Sin being stopped by Genkaku differ from what the security cameras show and takes his leave. Ganta later learns from Crow about how Genkaku killed Nagi's wife, later hearing from Nagi about how each member of Scar Chain has their own ideas of freedom. As Ganta promises to take Shiro on a ferris wheel when they escape someday, it is shown that one of Scar Chain's members, Binjou Rokudo, is a double agent for the Undertakers. Ganta decides to join Scar Chain, who begin their operation to leak information about the Deadmen to the outside world. As Nagi and Rokudo go to the security room, Ganta and the others are chased by an acid spewing robot, to which Karako opts to stay behind to save the others.

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Unbowed and Unbroken
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8.13
159 votes

#15 - Unbowed and Unbroken

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 10

The sporangium has finally burst, revealing the Impure King. Assaulted by the miasma, Suguro barely maintains the barrier. And every passing moment brings him closer to his limit. Rin questions why he can’t draw his sword, even when backed into a corner.

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Like a Fire Burning Bright
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8.10
145 votes

#16 - Like a Fire Burning Bright

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 7

The Impure King has been revived! In his letter, Tatsuma asks Rin to use the Koma sword to fight, but will that even be possible? And to make matters worse, Mephisto suddenly appears with the news that Rin has been sentenced to death!

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Act of Treachery
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8.08
159 votes

#17 - Act of Treachery

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 4

Who is betraying the Myoda sect? Without high priest Tatsuma in attendance, the general meeting falls into chaos and ends without a conclusion. As Suguro resolves to find and question his father, he witnesses someone sneaking into the Kyoto field office…

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Through Thick and Thin
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8.08
156 votes

#18 - Through Thick and Thin

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 9

“You despise your brother, don’t you?” Yukio is shaken as Todo tells him to admit his true feelings. Yukio reflects on the thoughts he’s had since an early age. Meanwhile, Suguro has inherited the Gouha-en, and with it, he and Rin head to the sporangium.

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Hummingbird
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8.06
361 votes

#19 - Hummingbird

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 6

As Shiro falls unconcsious and is picked up by some strange men whilst Yō continues his way to G-Block, Ganta meets a girl named Minatsuki, another Sin user who had killed her abusive father. Ganta offers to help Minatsuki escape, but soon learns she is his opponent in the next Corpse Carnival. When the match begins, Minatsuki's personality changes completely and attacks with her whip-like Branches of Sin, revealing she had manipulated him into taking an injury prior to the match. However, Yō appears, revealing Minatsuki to be his little sister, saying that he plans to gain enough Cast Points to buy her freedom before entering the arena. Minatsuki tries to manipulate Yō against Ganta, but he turns on her instead, having learnt the truth behind his father's death. Minatsuki captures Yō and uses him as a human shield against Ganta, revealing she has shown hatred ever since her mother left her for dead during the Red Hole incident. Ganta manages to disable one of her whips and free Yō, before knocking her out with a headbutt, winning the match.

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Worm Eater
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8.03
404 votes

#20 - Worm Eater

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 9

After recalling the time she joined Scar Chain, Karako defends herself from the acid spewing robot and destroys it, falling down with it. Meanwhile, Nagi is betrayed by Rokudo and confronted by an Undertaker named Hibana Daida, who uses a special weapon to neutralize his Branches of Sin. As Hibana starts slicing off bits of Nagi's flesh, he provokes her into chopping off his arm, giving him the opportunity to activate the elevator Ganta's group needs to take. However, Ganta's group is confronted by Genkaku and his men, leaving only Ganta and a few others left alive to carry the chip containing the information. Whilst bleeding to death, Nagi makes a call to the hideout, which is heard by Shiro who catches up to Ganta and throws the chip, which was actually a bomb, into a fire.

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Ergastulum
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8.02
153 votes

#21 - Ergastulum

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Worick has to make himself available for his primary occupation, Alex accompanies Nicolas as he makes deliveries around Ergastulum. Joel offers Alex some advice about staying with the Handymen.

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Undertaker
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8.00
401 votes

#22 - Undertaker

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ganta becomes angry at Shiro for throwing away the data chip, telling her he never wants to see her again. Meanwhile, Mikuni investigates Tamaki's office, overhearing a conversation between him and the Defense secretary concerning the Deadmen. As Karako and the others discuss their next plan, Rokuro appears and reveals the data chip was actually a bomb he had made before announcing that the group is being held hostage unless Nagi agrees to become an Undertaker. As Rokuro decides to execute Ganta first, Crow appears on the scene, managing to fight back against the Undertakers using sonic blasts. As Shiro laments her situation with Ganta, she meets Toto "Mockingbird" Sakigami, the one who told her about the bomb.

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Mysterious Connections
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7.99
161 votes

#23 - Mysterious Connections

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 5

Although the traitor was revealed, the Right Eye of the Impure King has been stolen. While confronting Ryuji, Rin loses control of his blue flames in front of the gathered exorcists. In all of the commotion, Tatsuma slips Shura a letter addressed to Rin.

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Candid and Open
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7.96
158 votes

#24 - Candid and Open

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 12

The sight of a blue flame burning in the night sky is reminiscent of “Blue Night,” but has brought about a completely different result. Now that the incidents relating to the Impure King have been concluded, those affected are moving on.

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From Father to Son
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7.96
154 votes

#25 - From Father to Son

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 8

Miasma spreads through the streets as the exorcists begin to counter the Impure King’s growth. Rin leaves with the other students to find Tatsuma. Yukio is on the front lines, unaware his brother has left his cell, when he notices something strange…

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Naughty Boys
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7.95
191 votes

#26 - Naughty Boys

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the city of Ergastulum, which is run by four crime families, a pair of "Handymen" provide a service doing dirty jobs for anyone who calls and hires them. A fifth power tries to gain a foothold within the city.

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Antidote (Candy)
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7.91
416 votes

#27 - Antidote (Candy)

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ganta learns from a fellow inmate, Yō Takami, that in order to have a decent meal in the prison, he needs to earn Cast Points. He learns of a 'Dog Race' in which he can win a big prize, which he and Shiro decide to enter. In the lockerroom, they encounter a fierce inmate named Kazumasi Kouzuma who drives fear into the others until the warden silences him. Ganta soon learns that in order to avoid being killed by a poison, he needs to eat an antidote known as Candy, which was secretly stolen from his bag by Yō the other day. Ganta realises that in order to survive, he needs to win the race in order to purchase a new one, but he soon learns the course is littered with actual death traps. Thanks in part to Shiro's innocent manner, Ganta and Shiro make it to the final stage against Kasumasi where they have to hold onto a ball and avoid falling into a spike pit. Ganta decides to stand up to Kazumasi, who eventually falls to his death. In the closing moments of the round, Ganta is forced to sacrifice the ball, and the prize money, in order to keep Shiro from falling and keep their promise of eating the runner up prize together.

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Suspicion Will Raise Bogies
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7.86
160 votes

#28 - Suspicion Will Raise Bogies

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 3

The Myoda Sect has an emergency meeting to discuss the failed attempt to steal the Right Eye of the Impure King and discover who among them is the traitor collaborating with Todo. In the occasion, suspicions were raised towards two of the sect's exorcists, Renzo's older brother Juzo and Mamushi as they were present at the scene and were Todo's students in the past, but the head priest, who did not attend the meeting, was counted as a suspect as well, much to Ryuji's anger. Meanwhile, Rin continues with his training to control his flames while trying to reconcile with his friends, who fear how the Myoda will respond once they learn that he is the son of Satan.

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Death Row Inmate
star
7.85
444 votes

#29 - Death Row Inmate

Deadman Wonderland - Season 1 - Episode 1

As Ganta Igarashi and his classmates plan for a class trip to Deadman Wonderland, a privately owned prison that also serves as an amusement park, a mysterious red man appears and changes their lives forever.

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Strange Bedfellows
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7.80
172 votes

#30 - Strange Bedfellows

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 2

The Exwires arrive at Kyoto, and Ryuji, Konekomaru and Renzo take the opportunity to reunite with their families, while Rin and the others tend to the Exorcists of the Myoda Sect, who got wounded guarding the Right Eye of the Impure King. In the occasion, Rin meets Ryuji's father, and learns that Ryuji is resentful of him, as despite being the leader of the Myoda Sect, he is not respected by the others, as he relegated his duties since the Sect, which was weakened after losing several of its members on the Blue Night, joined the True Cross Order. Meanwhile, Todo, with the Left Eye of the Impure King replacing his own, contacts his mole inside the Sect, planning another attempt to steal the Right Eye.

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Birth
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7.77
91 votes

#31 - Birth

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 7

Worick has a nightmare, flashing back to when he found out that Nicolas was a Twilight. Doug returns to the Guild, disappointed that Nicolas wasn't who he thought he was. The Four Fathers meet to discuss the slain Twilights.

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Siblings
star
7.75
85 votes

#32 - Siblings

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 9

A few of the Twilights inside the night club suddenly pull knives and start attacking those around them, forcing Marco and Galahad to take action. Mikhail joins the fray, collecting dogtags, as Worick begins connecting the dots.

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Small Beginnings
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7.72
185 votes

#33 - Small Beginnings

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 1

After his secret is exposed, Rin takes part in a special mission along Shura and Yukio to retrieve the "Left Eye of the Impure King", a demon relic that was stolen from the True Cross Academy's vault. In the occasion, they fail to retrieve it, but discover that the culprit is Saburota Todo, one of the exorcists in charge of the vault that was corrupted upon being possessed by a demon. After hearing that there was an attempt to steal the Left Eye's sister relic, the "Right Eye of the Impure King" in Kyoto, the Order sends a team there to investigate, including Shura, Yukio and the Exwires, who are in conflict after learning the truth about Rin.

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Odds and Ends
star
7.54
79 votes

#34 - Odds and Ends

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 12

With Galahad at the Paulklee Colony, the Cristiano Family looks to Nicolas to protect Loretta. Joel confronts Marco about Constance's disappearance. Worick has suspicions about Ivan.

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Absence
star
7.38
81 votes

#35 - Absence

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 11

Delico and Yang go out looking for Erica. Sig, Colt, and Emilio attack the Paulklee Guild, setting off bombs whose smoke robs the Twilights of their sensory advantages. Loretta leaves her hiding place at the Handymen's office.

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Evening Dress
star
7.38
93 votes

#36 - Evening Dress

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 8

When three more Twilight bodies are found, all signs point to an anti-Twilight campaign being carried out. The Handymen are hired to repair Constance's gun shop, and Alex discovers that she has some important memories missing.

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Land of Confusion
star
7.35
82 votes

#37 - Land of Confusion

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 10

While Nicolas is again treated for his injuries, Alex discovers how important Dr. Theo is to the city's Twilights. Cody learns why the Handymen are independent. A lone woman is seen entering the Abandoned District, leading to the Paulklee Colony.

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