The BEST episodes directed by Marshall Herskovitz

Pilot
star
9.38
39 votes

#1 - Pilot

thirtysomething - Season 1 - Episode 1

Hope and Michael Steadman are still adjusting to parenthood while struggling with money problems and best-friend crises. After some intercut scenes of a courtship, wedding and pregnancy, we see married couple Michael and Hope Steadman at breakfast with their 7-month-old daughter Janey and their dog Grendel. At work, Michael tells off an important client over the phone, to the dismay of his good friend and business partner Elliot Weston. Both men realize that their fledgling advertising agency could be in danger of folding. Hope goes to meet her old friend Ellyn at a restaurant, but the occasion is ruined when Janey won't stop crying. Michael comes home to find Gary, his old friend from college, there with Hope. Arriving on the scene next is Michael's cousin Melissa, who is distraught because of a philandering boyfriend. From the conversation, it's revealed that Gary and Melissa have had a past romantic relationship.

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Gardenia
star
9.00
6 votes

#2 - Gardenia

Once And Again - Season 3 - Episode 12

A tragic accident shakes Karen from her deep depression and sets her up for the toughest battle of her life. This makes Eli and Jessie learn the hard way that their parents are more fragile than they'd thought.

Therapy
star
9.00
2 votes

#3 - Therapy

thirtysomething - Season 1 - Episode 11

Elliot and Nancy seek professional help for their troubled marriage; Michael finds it hard to keep it a secret.

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Armageddon (1)
star
8.75
4 votes

#4 - Armageddon (1)

Once And Again - Season 2 - Episode 19

Karen finds out that a grand jury is being impaneled to investigate the Atlantor project. The District Attorney wants Karen to help them, but she is reluctant. She acts nervously around Rick and refuses to discuss the investigation with him. Rick is subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury investigation of Atlantor. Allegations of bribery and arrests are floated about. Lily forces Christie not to print an unsubstantiated story concerning the grand jury. Rick fills his kids in on the situation. He finally talks to Miles, but Miles doesn't give him any assurances or definite answers. However, he does reveal that he has cancer, and it's advancing throughout his body rapidly, so he might not be around if the case goes to trial. Rick undergoes five hours of questioning by the grand jury. The episode ends with the Cook County sheriff arriving with a search warrant to search Rick's apartment...

Guns And Gossip
star
7.94
170 votes

#5 - Guns And Gossip

My So-Called Life - Season 1 - Episode 3

Angela is devastated when she is the object of gossip while Brian and Rickie find themselves in the middle of a scandal over a gun in school.

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Couples
star
7.83
6 votes

#6 - Couples

thirtysomething - Season 1 - Episode 4

A night out with friends degenerates as Nancy and Elliot's marital woes become apparent.

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Let's Spend The Night Together
star
7.78
9 votes

#7 - Let's Spend The Night Together

Once And Again - Season 1 - Episode 2

Rick and Lily ponder taking their relationship to the next level.

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Wake Up, Little Susie
star
7.20
5 votes

#8 - Wake Up, Little Susie

Once And Again - Season 2 - Episode 1

Lily and Rick try to blend their families together, but it doesn't go smoothly. Jesse has trouble adjusting to high school.

Strangers and Brothers
star
7.00
3 votes

#9 - Strangers and Brothers

Once And Again - Season 1 - Episode 18

Aaron proves to be a source of comfort and renewal for the Manning family; Lily gains ground in the divorce proceedings.

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Love and Sex
star
6.00
2 votes

#10 - Love and Sex

thirtysomething - Season 3 - Episode 2

CAPSULE: While she and Michael are having problems of their own, Hope gets involved in the love life of her teenaged babysitter. Hope and Michael arrive home early while their teenaged babysitter Lauren is there, saying they have some important matters to discuss. What they're really there for is some baby-making, though Mike has a little trouble at first. Lauren seems to admire Hope; she's read her article on the ozone layer. At DAA, Michael and Elliot are nervous about a presentation when Gary, dressed like a playground basketball bum, shows up just in time for Miles to see him. Gary tells the guys he and Susannah won't be marrying. Michael arrives home late. After some arguing about domestic matters, Hope says she can't ""switch gears"" and have sex. After shopping with Melissa and Ellyn, Hope comes back home to find Lauren on the front lawn with her boyfriend Bernard, music blaring, having a picnic. Hope is furious. Lauren profusely apologizes, saying she and Bernard are being kept a

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New Baby
star
6.00
1 votes

#11 - New Baby

thirtysomething - Season 3 - Episode 4

CAPSULE: Susannah and Gary become new parents after a difficult delivery. Melissa has a hard time accepting Gary's new status. In a story told in reverse, the opening scene has Susannah in the hospital having a difficult delivery. Gary is there with her. We see earlier scenes of Susannah in pain, getting nauseous and being a little abusive to Gary. Gary calls Melissa but gets her machine. Michael is at the hospital with Gary. The doctor checks the dilating Susannah and sends Gary out. Still going backwards: The labor starts getting difficult. Gary calls and leaves a message for Melissa, apologizing for what happened earlier. Melissa is listening but doesn't pick up. Gary gets ready for the hospital as contractions are starting. Earlier, Melissa is at his outside his house. She's brought a present for them--a car, albeit an old junker. Melissa argues with Gary, saying he hasn't given her a thought lately, and she stalks off angrily. Back to the wedding shower: Susannah is looking a litt

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