The BEST episodes directed by Lesli Linka Glatter

Mike Royko's Revenge
star
8.69
565 votes

#1 - Mike Royko's Revenge

The Chicago Code - Season 1 - Episode 13

FBI Special Agent Cuyler returns to see Superintendent Colvin; Jarek deals with family issues that have haunted him for years; and the case against Alderman Gibbons comes to a conclusion.

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Nevada Day (1)
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8.56
270 votes

#2 - Nevada Day (1)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - Season 1 - Episode 7

Studio 60 staff must travel to Nevada to free Tom from jail in time for the show. Meanwhile, a judge who doesn't care for the show complicates matters.

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Prisoners of War
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8.51
2124 votes

#3 - Prisoners of War

Homeland - Season 8 - Episode 12

Events surrounding Saul and Carrie's final mission come to a conclusion.

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Home by Another Way
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8.41
265 votes

#4 - Home by Another Way

Journeyman - Season 1 - Episode 11

On Christmas Eve the newspaper is hit by layoffs and Dan's new mission involves saving it. Meanwhile, Katie deals with the aftermath of Aeden's home invasion, and Jack and Theresa get startling news.

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True Love
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8.37
180 votes

#5 - True Love

Third Watch - Season 2 - Episode 12

A secret threatens to destroy Jimmy's relationships at work and home; Sully makes a date with his pretty neighbor; Bosco gets violent after his mother is beaten by her boyfriend.

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Impact Winter
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8.20
710 votes

#6 - Impact Winter

The West Wing - Season 6 - Episode 9

As acting chief of staff, Josh calls Leo in for backup when the news about Jed's health hits; the staff follows the progress of an asteroid headed for earth; Jed struggles with his relapse as C.J., Kate, and Toby handle the repercussions of his illness on the progress of the China summit; Josh is outraged when Will uses Jed's paralysis as a political opportunity for Russell; Donna resorts to extreme measures when Josh avoids her repeated attempts to sit down for a personal discussion; after receiving some wise advice from Leo about the future, Josh makes a decision about the man he'll support in the upcoming presidential election.

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The Star
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8.16
7475 votes

#7 - The Star

Homeland - Season 3 - Episode 12

Security forces close in on Carrie and Brody. As Saul plans a last ditch rescue operation, Brody struggles to find redemption.

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Inauguration (2): Over There
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8.15
855 votes

#8 - Inauguration (2): Over There

The West Wing - Season 4 - Episode 15

Toby discovers that Will's frankness, stubbornness, and commitment to ideals is much like his own; Charlie remains on the hunt for an inaugural Bible; Bartlet and the staff continue to debate over sending American troops into Kundu to stop a genocidal war until Laurel and Hardy provide some needed inspiration; Bartlet appoints Will Deputy Communications Director; Donna takes one for Jack when a comment he thinks he is making off the record is included in a "Post" article by Danny's editor.

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Institutional Memory
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8.12
711 votes

#9 - Institutional Memory

The West Wing - Season 7 - Episode 21

C.J. and Will both face uncertain futures as Bartlet and his staffers prepare to leave the White House to make way for the Santos administration.

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unmAsked
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8.12
1307 votes

#10 - unmAsked

Pretty Little Liars - Season 2 - Episode 25

Rosewood's Junior League Masquerade Gala is the perfect setting for "A's" next game of cat and mouse with his/her favorite targets. But with Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer fast on his/her heels, will this game be "A's" last?

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Girlfriends and Boyfriends
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8.08
711 votes

#11 - Girlfriends and Boyfriends

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1 - Episode 7

Lindsay reluctantly agrees to come over to Nick’s house while his parents are out of town. Sam hopes to become lab partners with Cindy, but becomes jealous when Bill is named Cindy’s lab partner.

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Q&A
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8.04
9600 votes

#12 - Q&A

Homeland - Season 2 - Episode 5

Brody is a prisoner again. Carrie plays second fiddle after her rash judgment call at the hotel as Estes is busy keeping Jessica off their trail. Dana and Finn's date night turns deadly serious.

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The Al Smith Dinner
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8.02
725 votes

#13 - The Al Smith Dinner

The West Wing - Season 7 - Episode 6

Donna is back and she's working for the Santos/McGarry campaign, but not for Josh. An attack ad on Santos by a pro-life group puts Vinick in a corner when Santos demands Vinick renounce it but Vinick knows that if he does it will offend the G.O.P. leadership.

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The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn
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7.99
2476 votes

#14 - The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn

The Newsroom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 8

The ratings for "News Night" plummet after it downplays a pair of sensational stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to lure back enough viewers to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is disappointed by the lack of coverage of an important financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.

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Paean to the People
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7.99
3271 votes

#15 - Paean to the People

Homeland - Season 7 - Episode 12

Carrie and Saul's mission doesn't go as planned. Elizabeth Keane fights for her presidency. Season finale.

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Kim Kelly Is My Friend
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7.98
747 votes

#16 - Kim Kelly Is My Friend

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1 - Episode 16

Kim invites Lindsay to dinner, explaining that she needs to introduce a nice friend to her parents so that they stop hassling her to sell her car. After Lindsay realizes what an abusive home Kim lives in, the two flee the scene in Kim’s car. Sam struggles with a bully who is Kim’s friend.

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Election Night
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7.93
868 votes

#17 - Election Night

The West Wing - Season 4 - Episode 7

Election day finally arrives with the staff eagerly anticipating the outcome; Sam is increasingly concerned about the Wilde campaign in Orange County; Toby worries about the effect of Andy's pregnancy on the voters; Donna accidentally votes for Richie and tries to rectify the situation by trying to find someone who will vote-swap; Josh resists Deborah's new office rules until she reveals their basis; Bartlet has some new health issues to worry about.

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From A to B and Back Again
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7.93
5227 votes

#18 - From A to B and Back Again

Homeland - Season 4 - Episode 6

Carrie puts her operation in motion, staging an attack on herself and Ayaan.

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Endgame
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7.93
861 votes

#19 - Endgame

The Unit - Season 4 - Episode 21

Molly is kidnapped and used as bait, while Jonas is out of the country looking into a Russian terrorist cell.

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Demons
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7.92
1510 votes

#20 - Demons

Twin Peaks - Season 2 - Episode 6

James saves the girls from a tormented Harold. Cooper brings Audrey home. Bobby and Shelly learn that their insurance plans have backfired. Donna tries to convince Truman that Harold Smith has Laura's secret diary. Cooper's boss, Gordon Cole, arrives with an upsetting message for Cooper. Hawk finds the One-Armed Man, who reveals himself as the spirit, Mike. Maddy decides to go home. Jonathan says he's taking Josie back to China. Ben calls Leland back into work. The One Armed Man vows to stop BOB, pointing Cooper towards the Great Northern Hotel.

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A Hole in the Heart
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7.91
246 votes

#21 - A Hole in the Heart

ER - Season 4 - Episode 22

Greene and Weaver threaten Doug over his illegal treatment of Josh McLean. Dr. Rosher ingratiates himself with Anspaugh. Corday receives a letter from Romano informing her that he won't be sponsoring her for another year. A despondent patient shocks Carol with an unusually violent act. Kerry becomes upset when Anspaugh tells her that even though she has been Acting Chief of Emergency Medicine for a year, the hospital still plans a nationwide search for a permanent one. Carter accuses Max of taking some Percocet from a medicine cabinet. Benton arranges a hearing test after a day care worker tells him that Reese is unresponsive.

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F**ker Shot Me
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7.90
1993 votes

#22 - F**ker Shot Me

Homeland - Season 8 - Episode 7

Saul finds an unlikely ally. So does Carrie.

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Alt.Truth
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7.88
6860 votes

#23 - Alt.Truth

Homeland - Season 6 - Episode 8

Carrie and Saul present evidence to Keane. Quinn tracks a mark.

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Still Positive
star
7.87
7595 votes

#24 - Still Positive

Homeland - Season 3 - Episode 6

Carrie turns the tables on the mastermind of the Langley bombing, but recruiting one of Iran’s most powerful operatives has dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Saul struggles to keep an intrusive Senator Lockhart at bay, and Dana makes a radical decision that will change the Brody family forever.

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America First
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7.87
6473 votes

#25 - America First

Homeland - Season 6 - Episode 12

Season Finale. Pieces fall into place.

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And Baby Makes Two
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7.86
292 votes

#26 - And Baby Makes Two

ER - Season 2 - Episode 5

Dr. Ross treats the dying Chia-Chia. Susan tries to find a way to keep Little Susie, asking her parents for help. Benton treats an injured woman who refuses to press charges against her abusive policeman husband. Carol and Harper are tricked by a patient from the "turkey file." Lydia helps Loretta the prostitute outfit herself for a job interview. The staff celebrates Weaver's day off.

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Sunset
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7.86
4428 votes

#27 - Sunset

True Blood - Season 5 - Episode 11

Sookie probes an ancient family secret with help from a faerie elder; Jessica is an unwilling participant in Bill's ongoing religious conversion; Alcide reconnects with his father; the military uses a video of Russell and Steve Newlin as ammunition; Sam and Luna hitch a ride into the Authority.

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Disaster Relief
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7.86
795 votes

#28 - Disaster Relief

The West Wing - Season 5 - Episode 6

The fallout on the Hill from Carrick's switch to the Republican party exiles Josh deep into a White House doghouse, so C.J. gives Donna some tips on how she can support him; Jed gets a harsh reality check from C.J. when he lingers too long in a small Oklahoma town devastated by a deadly tornado; in Jed's absence, Leo juggles an impending war between Albania and Greece, a visit from the German chancellor, a tussle over tax cuts, and an over-reaching Secretary of Defense; Josh and Toby are less than thrilled when Leo brings Angela on board to assume some of Josh's responsibilities.

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The Hatchet Tour
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7.86
2090 votes

#29 - The Hatchet Tour

Justified - Season 4 - Episode 9

Boyd discovers he still has an Ellen-May problem, while Raylan goes off-book to do some dynamite-fishing with unexpected results.

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The Family Ties
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7.85
340 votes

#30 - The Family Ties

The O.C. - Season 2 - Episode 7

Time to move on: Jimmy decides to relocate to Maui. Time to make a move: Ryan and Lindsay wonder about a first kiss. Time to bust a move: Seth turns bad boy in an attempt to impress Alex.

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Abu el Banat
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7.84
723 votes

#31 - Abu el Banat

The West Wing - Season 5 - Episode 9

The Bartet clan attempts to gather for a holiday dinner. Jed must deal with a hostage situation in Sudan, an assisted suicide in Oregon, his son-in-law's yearn to run for the House of Representatives, and his grandson's want to spend time with his grandpa. C.J. takes a stand on the assisted suicide because of her father's worsening condition.

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A False Glimmer
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7.84
5300 votes

#32 - A False Glimmer

Homeland - Season 5 - Episode 12

The clock runs out.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls
star
7.83
1667 votes

#33 - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Pretty Little Liars - Season 1 - Episode 22

Now that Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are in possession of the information that Alison left them, the girls decide that it's time to finally put an end to "A" and the mystery surrounding their friend. But without certain proof that their hunch is right, how can the girls catch "A" in his/her own game? And with little more than a video and hazy memories of the night that Alison disappeared, the Liars may have to turn to an unlikely source of information to help them put a stop to "A" once and for all — or so they think.

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Cinderella Liberty
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7.83
2344 votes

#34 - Cinderella Liberty

Last Resort - Season 1 - Episode 9

The crew waits for a visit from its families; Marcus must contemplate the unthinkable; the reason for the attack on Pakistan is revealed.

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Darkness and Light
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7.83
3114 votes

#35 - Darkness and Light

Lie to Me - Season 2 - Episode 21

Exposed flesh and hidden lies surround Lightman and his team as they track a missing woman through the adult film industry.

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The Gold Coin Kid
star
7.81
802 votes

#36 - The Gold Coin Kid

The Chicago Code - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Superintendent Colvin calls upon Detectives Wysocki and Evers to locate a drug supplier who sent the son of an influential couple into a drug-induced coma, they uncover a more elaborate murder case. As the evidence stacks up, a downtown club where rich men and pretty women mix becomes the focal point of the case. Meanwhile, Teresa has her eyes set on securing funding to buy the department new radios.

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Rory's Dance
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7.80
1269 votes

#37 - Rory's Dance

Gilmore Girls - Season 1 - Episode 9

During dinner at her mother's, Lorelai finds out that not only is there a formal dance at Chilton, but that Rory doesn't want to go. Eventually Lane prods Rory into asking Dean to go, and she nervously does so, creating tensions between Emily and Lorelai.

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Catch and Release
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7.80
2140 votes

#38 - Catch and Release

Homeland - Season 8 - Episode 2

Carrie reconnects with an old ally. Tasneem seeks counsel. Saul finds hope.

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Pilot
star
7.79
1599 votes

#39 - Pilot

Gilmore Girls - Season 1 - Episode 1

After Rory is accepted at Chilton, an extremely prestigious and expensive prep school, Lorelai's difficulty in raising the tuition money forces her to ask her wealthy parents, from whom she is estranged, for a loan.

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Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency
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7.79
2194 votes

#40 - Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency

Mad Men - Season 3 - Episode 6

Sterling Cooper receives a surprise visitor; Sally has been spooked by something (or someone); and Joan receives some shocking news.

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Cooper's Dreams
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7.76
2027 votes

#41 - Cooper's Dreams

Twin Peaks - Season 1 - Episode 6

Cooper and company have tea with the Log Lady. The Log Lady tells them there was a third man following after Leo and Jaques the night Laura died. At the cabin of Jaquces Renault, Cooper, Hawk and Truman find Waldo the bird. The bird not only attacked Laura the night she died, but he can also talk. Cooper finds a poker chip from One Eyed Jacks. Hank returns home to Norma. The Briggs family visits Dr. Jacoby. Audrey takes a job at the perfume counter where Laura and Ronette worked. Shelly takes her revenge on Leo. Audrey has a surprise for Agent Cooper.

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A Sudden Fish
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7.76
46 votes

#42 - A Sudden Fish

NYPD Blue - Season 1 - Episode 16

Medavoy suffers a stress-related anxiety attack after making into the station. Sipowicz looks into the robbery of a Vietnam veteran, who's confined to a wheelchair. Andy rejects a gift from Sylvia. John starts moonlighting as a bodyguard for his rich friend's girlfriend, but he catches her in the act of being unfaithful. When he confronts her, she tells him that she's being blackmailed, so Kelly meets the blackmailer and advises him not to do it again. Medavoy doesn't want to tell his wife about his problem, which displeases Donna, and he thinks he still may want a divorce. The wheelchair-bound veteran takes his mugger's hostage. Laura invites John out to dinner and tells him about her serious relationship. John is best man at an impromptu wedding.

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The Suicide King
star
7.76
9671 votes

#43 - The Suicide King

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 9

After the invasion of Woodbury by Rick’s group, Daryl and Merle are captured by The Governor. Rick decides the fate of Tyreese’s group.

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A Night to Remember
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7.76
2421 votes

#44 - A Night to Remember

Mad Men - Season 2 - Episode 8

Peggy contributes on a church project; Duck and Don try to create market appeal for a foreign beer brand; Harry recruits assistance to help with the workload in his department.

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Willie Pete
star
7.75
1934 votes

#45 - Willie Pete

The Newsroom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 3

Will continues his mission to civilize by telling Nina Howard the truth. A new witness to the Genoa story emerges on Twitter, and in New Hampshire, Jim's efforts to have his questions answered continue to fall on deaf ears.

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Full Disclosure
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7.75
738 votes

#46 - Full Disclosure

The West Wing - Season 5 - Episode 15

He's back, Former VP John Hoynes, who resigned in sex scandal, makes a bid for political resurrection by trashing Barlet and Leo in a tell-all book. But it's C.J. who's taking the news the hardest,

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Night on the Sun
star
7.75
6491 votes

#47 - Night on the Sun

True Blood - Season 3 - Episode 8

While Sookie must rethink her relationship with Bill, he reconciles with Jessica. As Russell decides what he's going to do next, Sophie-Anne relocates her residence. Jason offers a challenge to save Crystal while Ruby Jean pays Lafayette a surprise visit. A new waitress starts at Merlotte. Eric's allegiance to Russell is proven. Alcide's family emergency puts Sookie in a vulnerable position.

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Tin Man Is Down
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7.74
8040 votes

#48 - Tin Man Is Down

Homeland - Season 3 - Episode 1

Alleged Langley bomber Nick Brody remains at large. Saul plots a risky counterstrike on the terrorists connected to the bombing. Carrie becomes the focus of a hostile Senate investigation. Humiliated and abandoned by the Marine Corps, the Brody family struggles to cope with Dana's destructive behavior.

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A Flash of Light
star
7.73
6560 votes

#49 - A Flash of Light

Homeland - Season 6 - Episode 4

Carrie handles her client. Saul's trip takes a turn. Quinn investigates.

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Andante
star
7.72
3442 votes

#50 - Andante

Homeland - Season 7 - Episode 7

Carrie makes a move. Wellington has a reckoning. Saul expands an operation.

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