The Best Episodes Directed by Liz Friedlander
#1 - All About the Haves and the Have Not's
Privileged Season 1 - Episode 7
Megan is concerned that Rose and Sage don't have enough extra-curricular activities to get into Duke, so she arranges for them to volunteer with a charity that provides prom dresses to under-privileged girls. Rose and Sage make a mess of the dresses they are supposed to alter, but they fix the problem in their own unique style. Meanwhile, Megan decides the time has come to reconnect with her estranged father and invites him to dinner at the estate. Megan asks Marco to prepare dinner for two, but when Lily, Will, Rose and Sage also show up for dinner, the party goes surprisingly well until Sage catches Lily in an embarrassing situation. Megan comes to a new understanding with her dad, but later that night, she has a nasty confrontation with her best friend Charlie.
#2 - The Brother
Secrets and Lies (2015) Season 2 - Episode 9
Everywhere Eric turns, people are lying to him. One long-held secret and years of deceit leads to an explosive revelation that will change the Warner family forever. As the situation reaches a fever pitch, Eric makes a tragic admission about his past. And even though he claims not to know who killed Kate, it is becoming increasing clear to Detective Cornell who the murderer is, as the evidence mounts toward an arrest.
#3 - Rose
The Vampire Diaries Season 2 - Episode 8
Stefan and Damon come to Elena’s assistance and, in the process, learn surprising new information about people, vampires and events in the distant past. Jeremy helps Bonnie after she casts a difficult and exhausting spell, and Caroline does what she can to make things easier for Tyler. Finally, Stefan and Damon reach a new understanding.
#5 - Crazy for You
Stalker Season 1 - Episode 9
A psychiatrist believes he is being stalked by a suicidal patient, but the TAU unravels a tangled mystery exposing the suspect and the great lengths he has undertaken to terrorize his victim. Beth’s private investigation into her own stalker leads to a stunning revelation.
#6 - Fear and Loathing
Revolution Season 2 - Episode 14
With their lives in danger in New Vegas, Monroe and Connor face a difficult decision in order to survive. Back in Willoughby, Miles questions whether he can trust Neville and Jason to help take down the Patriots. Meanwhile, Aaron and Priscilla find themselves at odds over the nano code.
#9 - Medallion
The Secret Circle Season 1 - Episode 13
Cassie enlists the Circle's help when she receives a frightening warning about the witch hunters' return. At the same time, her true feelings for Adam and Jake surface during a birthday party that Ethan decides to throw with the help of Diana. Meanwhile, Faye and Melissa take their inner power to a chilling new level when they try a little of Lee's "Devil's Spirit."
#10 - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
One Tree Hill Season 6 - Episode 3
When tragedy strikes in Tree Hill, Nathan and Haley experience difficulties breaking the news. Brooke still hurt over the robbery, questions her friendship with Peyton, and Lucas and Skills finally meet Quentin's mother.
#14 - Pilot
Conviction (2016) Season 1 - Episode 1
Hayes Morrison needs to dig herself out of what could be a publicly embarrassing situation. She makes a clandestine deal with her adversary, Conner Wallace, to take on the Conviction Integrity Unit and justice system in order to save face for herself and her family. The first case Hayes pushes her team to consider is that of Odell Dwyer, a handsome former high school football player who has been in prison for eight years for murdering his girlfriend.
#15 - Past, Prologue & What's to Come
Conviction (2016) Season 1 - Episode 13
Hayes revisits the failed case of Gerald Harris from her days as a defense attorney – the very case where she met Wallace nearly a decade earlier. Harris was found guilty of murdering his wife despite Hayes’ belief in his innocence due to Wallace unearthing Gerald’s darkest secret. Meanwhile, a member of the CIU team is forced to revisit their illicit actions in the controversial Rodney Landon case. In the end, Hayes and Wallace’s future, as well as that of the CIU team, hang in the balance.
#16 - Dropping Bombs
Conviction (2016) Season 1 - Episode 3
The CIU team works to exonerate a political activist serving a life sentence for planting a bomb at a mosque that killed a prominent Imam and three worshippers. The re-examination of the case calls into question the NYPD's role, which puts Hayes in Wallace's crosshairs.
#17 - Blood Brothers
The Vampire Diaries Season 1 - Episode 20
While Stefan struggles to come to terms with his past, both he and Damon reveal parts of their history to Elena, until she finally learns the truth about how they became vampires. Pearl has an ugly confrontation with Johnathan Gilbert. Damon and Alaric try to find a mysterious invention before Johnathan does. The friendship and flirtation between Jeremy and Anna continues to grow.
#18 - What Do You Go Home To?
One Tree Hill Season 5 - Episode 14
Nathan and Haley have learned from the mistakes with the nanny, so they decide to interview potential nannies or mannies, but it goes in a completely different way. Meanwhile Brooke still wants to go ahead with adopting a baby. Mouth and Millicent take a new step in their relationship and Quentin must reconsider his intentions.
#23 - Unpleasantville
The Vampire Diaries Season 1 - Episode 12
As Stefan and Damon try to figure out the identity of the new vampire in town, Stefan gives Elena jewelry filled with Vervain to protect her family and friends. Hurting for money, Matt takes a job at the Mystic Grill, where former high school football-star Ben works as a bartender. Ben comes to Bonnie's aid when he notices Damon is bothering her. Damon and Stefan accompany Elena to a school dance with a 1950s theme, where Alaric introduces himself to Damon.
#24 - Whatever Happened to Baby James
Stalker Season 1 - Episode 2
Beth, Jack and the TAU investigate after a teenage girl has a stalker break into her house, but quickly realize that she is not the one being targeted. Perry pays Beth an unsolicited visit at work.
#26 - Proper Preparation and Planning
The Boys Season 2 - Episode 2
The Boys get themselves a Super Terrorist, Starlight gets evidence against Vought, The Deep gets in touch with his feelings, and Homelander gets himself a family (sort of). All that, and a hard-hitting exposé on why Super Suits don’t have pockets.
#27 - Petty in Pink
Gossip Girl Season 4 - Episode 19
Serena enlists Charlie for help to determine why Dan and Blair are spending so much time together. With Nate’s help, Raina decides to go on a search for her mother. A shocking revelation could me the end of Chuck's dreams.
#31 - Slither
The Secret Circle Season 1 - Episode 5
Torn between her loyalties to the Circle and her family, Cassie wrestles with the secrets she must keep from her grandmother. Nick is thrown for a loop when Melissa adopts a new attitude and enlists his help to track down her family's Book of Shadows. Faye is also recruited but isn’t happy about being the third wheel. Meanwhile, Diana is craving some alone time with Adam and arranges a date night so they can rekindle the spark in their relationship, but all six of them are brought together to fight off a dark force that threatens to destroy the Circle from within. Completely unaware of the new danger encroaching on their children, Dawn joins Charles aboard his boat to further their plans for the Circle, but is surprised to find that Charles may have more than business on his mind.
#32 - Glory
The Equalizer (2021) Season 1 - Episode 2
McCall's online ad leads her to a mother whose son has been kidnapped by a human trafficker and will be executed unless she steals confidential information from her FBI agent employer. Also, McCall enlists Aunt Vi to help uncover a secret Delilah is keeping from them both.
#33 - I Forgot to Remember to Forget
One Tree Hill Season 5 - Episode 5
In this flashback episode, memories are looked back upon. Lucas surprises Peyton in Los Angeles and they talk. He asks her something and is left with a surprising answer. Meanwhile, Nathan's temper triggers up after a guy reminds him of his cheating in high school basketball games.
#34 - All About what Lies Beneath
Privileged Season 1 - Episode 13
Megan is upset when Shelby tells her that Will is a playboy who will never commit. Megan finally confronts Shelby and lets out all her anger over being abandoned. As an excuse for Sage to spend more time with Luis, Rose comes up with the idea of throwing an elaborate charity dinner, complete with a synchronized swim team to tell the story of Cuban refugees. However, the plan backfires when Luis reveals he is not of Cuban descent. Meanwhile, Marco's boyfriend Keith encourages Marco to quit his job and open his own cafe, but they end up arguing about their future together. Charlie decides to go back to school, but his girlfriend Mandy turns manipulative when she learns he'll be spending study time with Megan. Finally, Megan is shocked to get a phone call telling her that her sister Lily is in jail.
#35 - Pilot
The Secret Circle Season 1 - Episode 1
Cassie Blake's world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane in the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. While trying to adjust to her new life, Cassie is quickly befriended by Diana Meade, a sweet-natured classmate who offers to show her around and introduces her to mean-girl Faye, her sidekick Melissa and Cassie's next door neighbor Nick. Things get complicated when she meets Adam, Diana's boyfriend, with whom she feels an instant and powerful connection. Upon meeting one of her mother's childhood friends, Dawn Chamberlain, the school principal and Faye's mother, Cassie begins to wonder why her mother never spoke of her hometown. When strange and dangerous things begin to happen, Cassie's new friends are forced to tell her their secret - they are all witches and her arrival will complete the Circle. However, the Circle has not been drawn together again by chance - Diana's father, Charles Meade has plans of his own for the group.
#36 - Help Me, Rhonda
90210 Season 1 - Episode 15
Adrianna tells the baby's father and her mother that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, Annie feels threatened by Ethan's friendship with Rhonda; and Silver finally opens up to Dixon.
#37 - The Jenna Thing
Pretty Little Liars Season 1 - Episode 2
The circumstances surrounding Alison's disappearance continue to haunt the girls, as questions arise about the night she went missing. To complicate matters, Jenna's return to Rosewood makes the girls face an unpleasant past and an incident that sealed their friendship forever. Meanwhile temptation is everywhere they look, as Aria tries her hardest to stay away from Ezra and Spencer won't shy away from her sister's fiancé, Wren.
#39 - Multiple Choices
90210 Season 2 - Episode 19
As a result of falsely accusing her faculty adviser of sexual harassment, Naomi is now required to complete community service and publicly apologizes to her peers for the trouble she has caused. The gang is preparing for the SAT’s when Silver disagrees with Teddy’s decision to skip college to focus on his tennis career and things grow even more tense when she meets his movie star father, Spence. Liam and his father, Finn, reconnect and attempt to rebuild their relationship. Navid and Dixon host an underground gambling party that results in Dixon owing Mark a lot of money. Debbie reveals to Harry that she kissed another man, which forces the two to finally discuss their recent problems. Annie overhears their parents conversation and turns to Liam for support. Just when Naomi thinks her life is back on track, her evil sister Jen returns to Beverly Hills.
#40 - Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered
One Tree Hill Season 7 - Episode 3
While Clay and Nathan are at odds over how to handle the worsening scandal, Haley begins to doubt Nathan and believe that Renee's accusations may be true. Quinn and Brooke put together a photo shoot, and Mouth goes to the next level in his battle with Skills. Meanwhile, Alex makes Julian an offer.
#41 - It's Getting Hot In Here
90210 Season 3 - Episode 13
Naomi, Adrianna, Silver and Annie decide to have a girls’ weekend and head to a yoga retreat in Ojai. Annie attempts to be a good cousin and invites Emily along for the weekend but confronts her about being a downer on the trip. Emily purposefully neglects to wake Annie up for a sweat lodge session and uses the opportunity to turn the girls against Annie. Naomi, who originally thinks the retreat is silly, suddenly decides to extend her stay. Silver runs into Navid, and the two have a secret rendezvous. Adrianna returns from the retreat and calls a tabloid to sell an exclusive story. Meanwhile, Debbie plans a romantic dinner for Ryan, but they are interrupted by Dixon, forcing Ryan to quickly find a place to hide. Charlie realizes Annie has feelings for Liam.
#42 - Bound
The Secret Circle Season 1 - Episode 2
In an effort to distance herself from the Circle and establish a normal teenage life in Chance Harbor, Cassie befriends Sally Matthews, a non-witch. Concerned their powers are getting out of control, Diana pushes everyone to bind the Circle, but Faye is thrilled with the increase in her powers and refuses to participate, while Melissa flirts with Nick despite Faye's warnings. Meanwhile, Adam fights his growing feelings for Cassie, but circumstances continue to throw them together, forcing Cassie to make a decision.
#43 - Wild Alaskan Salmon
90210 Season 2 - Episode 6
Kelly and Silver deal with the shocking news that their mother, Jackie, is dying of breast cancer. Kelly doesn’t want to be sucked back into her mother’s bad behavior, but Silver feels differently. Navid's world is turned upside down when Adrianna reveals that she needs time alone, but turns to Teddy for attention. Jen continues to manipulate Naomi and manages to convince Naomi to lend her a large amount of cash. Jasper rescues Annie from a bad date and the two forge a bond that will be hard to break. Harry accompanies Ryan to a bar for some guy time and attempts to be his wing man.
#44 - Age of Inheritance
90210 Season 3 - Episode 2
Naomi finds out she can now access the money in her trust fund, so she decides to throw a giant birthday party where The Honey Brothers perform a few songs. Dixon, Navid and Liam decide to take Oscar out for a night on the town...... but their party ends when Ivy finds a Facebook photo of Dixon doing a body shot off a girl. Annie has an instant connection with Charlie, a guy she meets at a coffee shop, but seems more interested in exploring her relationship opportunities with Liam. Jen is forced to go on bed rest until she delivers the baby and has no choice but to allow Ryan into her life. Silver confronts Teddy about his drinking problem.
#45 - Chapter 2: Loss
Tell Me a Story (US) Season 1 - Episode 2
Jordan helps the police pinpoint one of the masked robbers of the jewelry heist. After their ill-advised one-night stand, Kayla tries to keep her distance from Nick but finds it hard to stay away. Hannah helps Gabe cover his tracks.
#46 - Chapter 1: Hope
Tell Me a Story (US) Season 1 - Episode 1
Troubled teen Kayla and her dad, Tim, try to make a fresh start at grandmother Colleen's home. Estranged siblings Gabe and Hannah are reunited under extreme circumstances. Jordan and his girlfriend Beth can't see eye-to-eye on their future together.