The Best Episodes Directed by Linda Mendoza
#1 - Pride & Prejudice
One Day at a Time (2017) Season 1 - Episode 11
Although she wants to be accepting and open-minded, Penelope feels weird about Elena's revelation. Seeking advice, she makes an unexpected connection.
#2 - Army Men
Enlisted Season 1 - Episode 12
Randy and Pete partake in Sgt. Major Cody's Army Ranger trials, reigniting their intense competition over everything. Things take a turn when Jill joins the trial and both brothers think they're in love with her. Meanwhile, Derrick feels emasculated by Erin's ex, and enlists the platoon to make him seem more capable of manly tasks than he really is
#5 - Hi, Jude
Men at Work Season 3 - Episode 6
When Milo quits his job, Myron hires Jude, a pretty female writer, to replace him. Tyler tries to earn Jude's respect. Gibbs thinks his apartment is haunted while Neal has some apartment issues of his own. Milo struggles to prove himself as a real writer.
#6 - My Half-Acre
Scrubs Season 5 - Episode 9
J.D. meets the klutzy Julie, and when he becomes smitten, Elliot attempts to help out with romance advice. Meanwhile, Carla tries to find Dr. Cox's soft side, when he refuses to kiss his son. Turk and the Janitor put together an air band to win a contest, but Kelso gives them a tremendous obstacle.
#9 - Don't Fear the Reefer
Grounded for Life Season 2 - Episode 12
Sean's takes a swing at tree surgery and ends up causing a blackout during the superbowl. But his biggest concern is what he saw through Lily's window while chopping the tree -- Lily holding a bag of pot. But what's even more shocking is where Lily got the weed: out of Sean's closet. With the blackout, Dan O'Keefe moves his Superbowl party to the Finnerty home, where they listen to a play-by-play given by Jimmy from his 5-inch TV.
#10 - Home for the Diwalidays
Outsourced Season 1 - Episode 8
Todd wonders why everyone is well-dressed and finds out it is Diwali. He asks Management if he can give his employees time off for it and is denied. Todd decides to let them leave, and handle the calls himself, while Tonya tries to invite for a few drinks he declines and says he has to work. She suggests he put the call center on voicemail, they have sex in the break room table but is caught by Asha; who comes back to the office to help Todd out. Meanwhile, Rajiv buys a Sari for his fiancee that gets burned by fireworks and he ends up buying an overpriced sari from Madhuri.
#14 - Generational AF
Almost Family Season 1 - Episode 11
Julia searches for more information about her mom; when Edie is granted approval to take on her half-brother's pro bono case, she realizes Tim might have had something to do with Chad's change of heart; Amanda confronts Roxy.
#17 - First and Last
black-ish Season 4 - Episode 6
Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her. Meanwhile, afraid that he may never be able to beat Junior at basketball again, Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game.
#18 - Sonogram Frog Rub Family
Life in Pieces Season 4 - Episode 5
After Tim has a heart attack, he becomes super clingy and annoys the entire family. Also, Greg and Jen make a pact to keep their baby’s gender a secret; Sophia’s new pet frog turns out to be a dangerous species; and Matt and Colleen receive news about their impending adoption.
#19 - The Leftovers
black-ish Season 2 - Episode 19
When Dre and Bow realize they don’t have a legal guardian for their kids, they make it their mission to find replacement parents should anything happen to them. Meanwhile, Zoey and Junior reveal the truth to Jack about their old dog’s death and other family secrets he naively accepted.
#20 - My Point of No Return
Scrubs Season 6 - Episode 22
In the season finale, J.D. and Elliot start thinking about their future and if they both made a mistake in not being with each other. The Janitor activates the "Brain Trust" to come up with the perfect wedding gift for Elliot.
#21 - Messy
grown-ish Season 2 - Episode 7
When a new “Enthusiastic Sober Consent” policy is introduced on the CalU campus, everyone has strong opinions about whether it’s in place for the students’ benefit or to protect the school. Cash is caught in the crossfire and Luca is surprised when Zoey jumps to his defense.
#22 - Jack of All Trades
black-ish Season 3 - Episode 6
When Jack and Diane bring home the results of their career tests, Dre and Bow must come to terms with the fact that Jack may have a blue-collar future. Meanwhile, Ruby is convinced Diane is possessed with a little help from Junior and Zoey.
#23 - Scarred for Life
black-ish Season 5 - Episode 3
The twins opt out of the family Halloween costume for fear it will hurt their social status in middle school. Dre and Bow take it upon themselves to protect them from bullies by putting together the best haunted house and invite the whole seventh grade. Meanwhile, Junior starts spending time with a girl from Ruby’s choir and Ruby doesn’t know how to feel about it.
#24 - Integrity Award
Superstore Season 2 - Episode 16
Jonah accompanies Amy on a trip to help her parents move out of her childhood home. Glenn is intent on winning a Cloud 9 Integrity Award. Dina tries to use Mateo’s relationship with Jeff to fix various problems with the store.
#25 - Workin' Me
grown-ish Season 2 - Episode 8
Zoey decides to give styling a try and offers to help the twins revamp their image in the hope of boosting their social media following. Knowing that sex sells, Jazz wants to play up her sexuality more than the other girls are comfortable with, sparking a conversation about image and empowerment. Meanwhile, Ana’s new romance heats up.
#26 - Into the Woods
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 - Episode 6
Jake and Charles convince Terry to take a weekend camping trip as a much needed "babymoon," but they soon realize it might not be the idealistic weekend for which they had hoped. Meanwhile back at the precinct, Holt gives Rosa some important relationship advice and Amy enlists Gina's help to prepare her for an important presentation.
#27 - AC/DC
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 20
After Jake injures himself on a case, Terry forces him take time off and rest -- something Jake doesn’t know how to do. Across town, Holt and Rosa try to avoid intimate conversation during a double-date with their significant others.
#29 - Old Digger
black-ish Season 2 - Episode 12
Dre has never had a problem with Pops dating, but when it comes to Ruby, he won’t let anyone come between them. When Ruby invites Dre and Bow to meet the new man in her life, Dre immediately goes on the defensive and finds any reason to dislike him. Once Pops learns that Ruby’s suitor is the real deal, he comes up with a plan to distract her. Meanwhile, Junior meets a girl on a dating site, and Zoey, Jack and Diane convince him he’s being scammed, so they devise a plan to meet “the girl” in person.
#30 - Young & First Time
Young & Hungry Season 2 - Episode 5
Gabi is excited by an upcoming visit from Cooper, especially since they’re about to take their relationship to the next level. But then Cooper accidentally finds out more than he should about the last person Gabi was with. Meanwhile, Josh is furious to find out that Yolanda is spending time with her ex-husband, Coleman.
#32 - I'm Vain A.F.
I Feel Bad Season 1 - Episode 5
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.
#33 - Kimmy Kisses a Boy!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 - Episode 5
Kimmy's bunker-mate Cyndee visits New York with her new boyfriend, Brandon, whom Titus promptly outs. Charles makes his move with Kimmy.
#34 - The Switch
Undateable (2014) Season 1 - Episode 4
Danny discovers that he's "in like" with a girl, Sabrina, for the first time. To guide Danny, Justin, having had success with Nicki, turns cocky and tries to give him advice on how to act. Meanwhile, Brett and the gang mess with Justin so he becomes more comfortable with Brett's sexuality.
#36 - Parents Ancestry Coupon Chaperone
Life in Pieces Season 3 - Episode 14
Jen and Greg decide to take turns dealing with her annoying parents when they come to visit. Also, when Tim and Heather chaperone Samantha's dance, Heather runs into an old flame. Colleen cashes in the many 'love coupons' Matt has given her as gifts.
#38 - Decemberfold
Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 19
George's newfound obsession with his body image alienates Dallas; Lisa figures out why Dalia is being nice to Tessa.
#40 - My Déjà Vu, My Déjà Vu
Scrubs Season 5 - Episode 22
J.D. feels that the same things happen over and over again at the hospital. Dr. Cox returns to work, but Elliot believes that he has lost his usual confidence. Elliot calls Dr. Cox on his behavior. Carla gets fed up with Turk, because he still can do a lot of stuff, but she can't since she is now pregnant.
#41 - Under the Influence
black-ish Season 5 - Episode 19
Jack is going through an experimental phase and getting himself into trouble, so Dre chaperones the twins’ school dance to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Junior fights with his girlfriend, Niecy, after she thinks he spends too much time taking care of Devante.
#44 - My Bad Too
Scrubs Season 7 - Episode 7
J.D.'s teenage burn patient gives him a hard decision to make when he wants to go to his high school graduation. Turk doesn't want Carla to find out that he secretly learned Spanish. And to address Dr. Kelso's weight gain, Dr. Cox makes a game out of stealing his breakfast.
#45 - Jack Silver
LA to Vegas Season 1 - Episode 11
The eccentric owner of Jackpot Airlines, Jack Silver, is on the flight to Vegas, but when he discovers he'll be arrested upon arrival, he tries to hijack the plane and reroute it to Mexico. Then, while competing to impress Jack, Ronnie and Bernard are caught on camera in a compromising position, and Colin agrees to a bet with Artem and Nichole that he thinks he cannot lose.
#46 - Bridesmaids Revisited
Gilmore Girls Season 6 - Episode 16
Lorelai offers to help Christopher out by babysitting his 4-year-old daughter, G.G, and is horrified by the toddler's terrible behavior. The next day, Rory and Logan attend the wedding of Logan's sister, Honor. While helping the bride and her three bridesmaids get ready, Rory is devastated to learn how Logan spent his time during their recent breakup.
#47 - Kimmy Goes to a Play!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 - Episode 3
Titus develops a one-man show about his past life as a geisha. While Jacqueline tries to make Julian jealous, Lillian battles gentrification.
#49 - ... gotten drunk with the popular kids
Never Have I Ever Season 1 - Episode 3
Devi hopes to win cool points with Paxton at a party, until a surprising turn of events. Hidden emotions emerge for Fabiola. Kamala makes a choice.
#50 - The Bottle
Bad Teacher Season 1 - Episode 12
When Meredith's venue for her 30th birthday party falls through, she plots a takeover of Kim's student teacher exam celebration. However, once the party is underway, her lies start to unravel as she tries to keep her rich friends from her old life separate from her new co-workers.
#53 - ... felt super Indian
Never Have I Ever Season 1 - Episode 4
At Ganesh Puja celebrations, Devi questions how much she identifies with Indian culture, Nalini dodges acerbic aunties and Kamala frets over her future.
#54 - Emergency Punch-Up
Powerless Season 1 - Episode 9
In need of some real R&R, the team gears up to leave for a company retreat when supervillain Dr. Psycho releases a toxic gas in Charm City. Now stuck in the Wayne Security offices, Emily does her best to make the most of a terrible situation.
#55 - The Affair
LA to Vegas Season 1 - Episode 4
Ronnie recognizes that a regular passenger appears to be cheating on his wife and considers whether or not she should expose him. Captain Dave falls for an air traffic controller, but has trouble asking her out. Meanwhile, passengers get a little carried away when Jackpot Airlines installs credit card swipers to charge for just about everything on board.
#56 - Betty's Baby Bump
Ugly Betty Season 2 - Episode 16
Betty decides to patch things up with Charlie by throwing her an unforgettable baby shower. Meanwhile, Hilda decides to confront Justin's teacher after learning that he is failing gym class and Christina learns who the father of Wilhelmina's baby really is.
#57 - Too Many Lumpies
Sunnyside (2019) Season 1 - Episode 8
It's Thanksgiving and Garrett and Mallory come to terms with how their parents raised them as first-generation Americans. Brady and Hakim take a trip to the grocery store. Mei Lin and Jun Ho learn about the factory-farming industry.
#59 - Let's Make a Deal
Greek Season 2 - Episode 3
Casey and Rusty organize a casino night in order to help a debt-plagued Ashleigh. Elsewhere, Evan struggles with accepting the fine print on his trust fund. Cappie's in need of new car. And, Rebecca wants more from a relationship but she's not sure if she'll get it from Cappie.
#65 - Episode #710
MADtv Season 7 - Episode 10
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