The Best Episodes Directed by Liz Friedlander

All About the Haves and the Have Not's

#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.

star 8.27
11 votes
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The Brother

#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.

star 8.13
591 votes
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#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.

star 7.97
3846 votes
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The Inverse

#4 - The Inverse

Heartbeat Season 1 - Episode 6

A case brings back memories for Alex, Jesse and Millicent as they fight to save a heart transplant patient when she sustains devastating injuries in a car crash.

star 7.96
293 votes
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Crazy for You

#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.

star 7.96
464 votes
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Fear and Loathing

#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.

star 7.89
2666 votes
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The News

#7 - The News

Stalker Season 1 - Episode 13

After a violent break-in at a popular anchorman’s home, Beth and Jack immediately investigate his previous stalker, but quickly learn it is a far more convoluted case. Meanwhile, Perry gets more insight into Beth’s past.

star 7.88
514 votes
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#8 - Freedom

The Following Season 2 - Episode 11

Ryan and Mike suspect a new cult leader may be on the rise after another deadly massacre; Joe confirms his new plans for the Korban cult.

star 7.87
2216 votes
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#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."

star 7.83
1403 votes
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

#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.

star 7.82
425 votes
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The Poet's Fire

#11 - The Poet's Fire

The Following Season 1 - Episode 3

Hardy and the FBI try to predict the actions of a new follower named Rick (Michael Drayer); Paul's jealousy reaches a breaking point; the beginning of Carroll and Hardy's relationship is revealed.

star 7.79
4262 votes
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Root Directory

#12 - Root Directory

Wisdom of the Crowd Season 1 - Episode 12

Carlos Ochoa, the man convicted of killing Mia, awakens from his coma and provides Tanner and Cavanaugh with new details on their unknown suspect, including where to find a photo of him.

star 7.79
518 votes
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Trust Me

#13 - Trust Me

The Following Season 2 - Episode 3

The FBI becomes more aware of Ryan's undercover agenda as he searches for a link between the tragedies in New York and the remaining members of the Havenport cult; a shocking event leads to Joe starting a new plan.

star 7.78
2494 votes
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#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.

star 7.76
1635 votes
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Past, Prologue & What's to Come

#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.

star 7.75
856 votes
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Dropping Bombs

#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.

star 7.74
1292 votes
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Blood Brothers

#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.

star 7.71
3601 votes
What Do You Go Home To?

#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.

star 7.71
386 votes
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#19 - Pilot

The Rookie Season 1 - Episode 1

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a police officer.

star 7.70
1956 votes
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Follow-Up Day

#20 - Follow-Up Day

The Rookie Season 2 - Episode 13

Nolan is given some life-changing news and invites Grace over for a homecooked meal in his newly remodeled kitchen. Each unit is tasked with following up on dormant cases in the hopes they can uncover new leads.

star 7.69
986 votes
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#21 - outfoX

The Gifted Season 1 - Episode 9

The team develops a risky plan to help mutants who are in Sentinel Services' custody. Reed reveals details to Andy and Lauren about the Struckers' family history that could prove to be a game-changer.

star 7.66
2779 votes
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#22 - Pilot

Stalker Season 1 - Episode 1

LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit’s Lt. Beth Davis and Det. Jack Larsen search for a stalker with an affinity for fire. Beth meets with an exasperated college student who claims his former roommate is aggressively harassing him.

star 7.65
836 votes
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#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.

star 7.65
3342 votes
 Whatever Happened to Baby James

#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.

star 7.65
735 votes
Love Kills

#25 - Love Kills

Stalker Season 1 - Episode 20

Series Finale - Beth (Maggie Q), Jack (Dylan McDermott), Vicky (guest star Mira Sorvino) and the rest of the TAU team continue their search for a serial killer, and Vicky learns some startling information about her ex-husband.

star 7.64
473 votes
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Proper Preparation and Planning

#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.

star 7.62
3103 votes
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Petty in Pink

#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.

star 7.61
1121 votes
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#28 - Sanctuary

Sleepy Hollow Season 1 - Episode 9

When Ichabod and Abbie investigate a missing persons case, the search leads to a colonial-era house which holds secrets from Ichabod’s past...and unleashes a long-dormant evil.

star 7.61
2809 votes
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#29 - Salvation

Stalker Season 1 - Episode 16

When a young woman is harassed by a mob of people, Beth and Jack realize they are dealing with a rare case of group stalking. Ray escalates his plan to isolate Beth from her closest allies.

star 7.61
497 votes
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The Equalizer

#30 - The Equalizer

The Equalizer (2021) Season 1 - Episode 1

As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel, a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime.

star 7.61
659 votes
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#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.

star 7.60
1497 votes

#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.

star 7.59
556 votes
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I Forgot to Remember to Forget

#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.

star 7.59
391 votes
All About what Lies Beneath

#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.

star 7.54
39 votes
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#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.

star 7.53
2475 votes
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Help Me, Rhonda

#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.

star 7.51
387 votes
The Jenna Thing

#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.

star 7.49
2377 votes
AKA Pray for My Patsy

#38 - AKA Pray for My Patsy

Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 2 - Episode 12

As Jessica and Dorothy wait anxiously for updates on Trish, a call from Costa brings alarming news. Jeri hatches a plan to get her revenge.

star 7.46
1970 votes
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Multiple Choices

#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.

star 7.46
430 votes
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Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered

#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.

star 7.44
557 votes
It's Getting Hot In Here

#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.

star 7.37
512 votes

#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.

star 7.35
2014 votes
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Wild Alaskan Salmon

#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.

star 7.32
412 votes
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Age of Inheritance

#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.

star 7.26
549 votes
Chapter 2: Loss

#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.

star 7.23
310 votes
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Chapter 1: Hope

#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.

star 7.20
429 votes
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Game Over

#47 - Game Over

American Horror Stories Season 1 - Episode 7

A couple dares to spend a night in one of the most infamous haunted houses.

star 6.79
337 votes
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#48 - Ocean

Melrose Place (2009) Season 1 - Episode 9

The police issue an arrest warrant for Auggie after learning his blood was on Sydney’s murder weapon.

star 6.43
68 votes
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