The Best Episodes Directed by Matt Shakman
#5 - Chuck Versus the Subway
Chuck Season 3 - Episode 18
The Ring is closing in on Chuck and Operation Bartowski. Fortunately, Chuck's dad Steven is working hard to save his son. Meanwhile, Casey must secretly protect his daughter from the Ring, and Big Mike receives some serious news about the Buy More.
#8 - The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 - Episode 2
Dee and Dennis take the gang to their favorite childhood vacation spot where things aren't quite how they remember. While Dee and Dennis see the seedy side of the Jersey Shore, Mac, Frank and Charlie have the nights of their lives.
#9 - Chase
House Season 8 - Episode 12
Chase's religious faith bubbles to the surface when he treats a young nun. In addition, he and House reach a fundamental disagreement about the patient that may finally end Chase's reputation as House's "yes man" but also bring's House's methods, reputation and objectivity are given more serious scrutiny.
#10 - Singing for Our Lives
Six Feet Under Season 5 - Episode 8
Pilar Sandoval 1970 - 2005 Claire attends a LAC-Arts benefit show with new friend, Ted. Brenda gets news from her doctor. Ruth babysits for Durrell and Anthony. Nate and Brenda attend a service at Maggie's church.
#14 - Dual Spires
Psych Season 5 - Episode 12
Shawn and Gus receive a mysterious e-mail inviting them to the annual Cinnamon Festival in Dual Spires, a quirky Northern California town nearly invisible on the map. When they arrive the pair quickly find themselves embroiled in the mysterious death of local high school student Paula Merral.
#15 - The Gang Goes to a Water Park
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 12 - Episode 2
The gang takes a trip to a local water park, ripe with personal agendas and ulterior motives. Dennis feeds off his mantra of "the park provides" and takes on a protégé. Frank and Charlie are determined to ride every ride by any means necessary and Mac and Dee get stuck in a tube slide for most of the day.
#17 - Death Be Not Proud
Boston Legal Season 1 - Episode 17
Chelina asks Alan to assist her in Texas because her former client is getting executed but may be innocent of the crime. An old friend of Denny and Shirley asks them for legal representation when she charged with having sexual encounters for a fee. Lori files a complaint about Denny with Shirley and Paul and they seriously consider doing something about it; especially when they suspect he performed an unethical act on his recent case.
#18 - The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 4 - Episode 2
Charlie, Mac, and Dennis formulate a plan to take advantage of the rising gas prices. By purchasing excess amounts now, they can sell it in the future and profit. As usual, things don't go as planned. Dee is also out to make money when she learns that Bruce is going to give the family fortune to a Muslim cultural center. She and Frank try to stop him and get the cash for themselves.
#19 - The Gang Dines Out
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 8 - Episode 9
Every member of The Gang has something to celebrate at Guigino's, Philly's finest eatery, but when Mac and Dennis' private dinner is interrupted by an unexpected sighting of Frank and Charlie, the in-fighting begins. Dee also turns up at a table for one, and over the course of the night, the "one-ups-manship" soars to new heights.
#20 - Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6 - Episode 9
Motivated by the drama teacher who inspired her, Dee takes a job as a substitute teacher, and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see the Gang's take on the Lethal Weapon series: Lethal Weapon 5.
#21 - Lights, Camera ... Homicidio
Psych Season 2 - Episode 13
The star of a Spanish telenovela has been murdered by another actor on the show. The murderer insists that it was an accident and claims that the prop knife was switched with a real knife without his knowledge. Shawn and Gus believe that he was framed and investigate the crime. Gus is especially excited to be working on the set of his favorite soap opera, but it's Shawn who gets a recurring role on the show.
#23 - The Dig
House Season 7 - Episode 18
Thirteen has been in prison for the past year, but the real mystery for House is what she did to get there. At the hospital, the team treats a science teacher suffering from severe respiratory illness. Taub tries to get back into the dating scene, but winds up retreating to his old habits.
#24 - The Getaway
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 17
Liz and Jack's romantic getaway goes awry when Jack becomes suspicious of a bed-and-breakfast owner and Dan comes out to join the investigation.
#25 - Fancyman (2)
New Girl Season 1 - Episode 18
Jess' sophisticated date with Russell doesn't go as planned. Meanwhile, Nick's college friend visits and brings out Nick's inner frat boy to help him get over his break-up with Julia. Also, Winston panics when Shelby goes on a "girls" vacation and Schmidt and Cece try to keep their relationship under the covers, but one of the friends finds out their secret.
#27 - Mystery Date
Mad Men Season 5 - Episode 4
Don has a murderous dream about a woman from the past; Roger pays Peggy to bail him out with the Mohawk campaign; Greg's military assignment threatens his marriage to Joan.
#29 - Duplicity
Revenge Season 1 - Episode 4
A charity event for mental health allows Emily to seek payback from the therapist who had her committed when she was a child. Meanwhile, the Porter brothers face more problems with the family bar; and Conrad sneaks off to see Lydia.
#30 - Take the Movie and Run
Breaking In Season 1 - Episode 5
Oz and the team are assigned to protect the sequel to “The Goonies” at a comic-con convention and suspicion turns to fanboy Cash when the only copy of the movie goes missing.
#34 - Disgrace
Revenge Season 3 - Episode 16
As the notorious Pascal LeMarchal’s unexpected visit reverberates throughout the Hamptons, Emily and Victoria go head to head in a very public showdown.
#36 - Burning Questions
Ugly Betty Season 2 - Episode 15
Renee becomes convinced that Betty is in love with Daniel and thus starts a rivalry between the two for his affections. In the meantime, Gina returns to Queens to flash her new life and rich husband before Hilda's face.
#41 - No One Can Replace Her
Childrens Hospital Season 2 - Episode 2
Cat goes into labor with Little Nicky's baby. Little Nicky's advanced aging disease causes him to take on the tendencies of an old man as the disease begins to kill him. Lola Spratt returns from the hospital to explain that she faked her death, but everyone believes she is a ghost. Blake Downs returns to the hospital, following the failure of his private practice/spin-off. New doctor Valerie Flame takes over narrating duties on the show for Cat Black when complications occur in the birth of she and Nicky's child.
#42 - Order and Chaos
Judging Amy Season 6 - Episode 5
Maxine teeters on the brink of collapse as she refuses to move out of Colton Gerard's hotel room, rages against Sean for his failure to run the department properly, and is suspended after being arrested for slapping a foster child who has abused and neglected her elderly and ailing foster mother; Vincent gets an eye-opening look at his life through the eyes of a teenager in foster care who was abused by his mother; Peter's praise of Gillian's mothering skills draws them closer together when they meet with their son's teacher, and they are shocked to discover that Ned is biting other children because his genius-level I.Q. leaves him bored with school; Donna is angry when an over-controlling Amy steamrollers right over her and the State's Attorney in a misguided attempt to help Donna win her first case as an attorney and ensure that her mentally ill teenaged client receives the help he desperately needs from the system; distressed about her mother's arrest and refusal to return home, Amy
#44 - The Gang Gets Trapped
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 - Episode 9
The Gang's plan to "extract" an "artifact" from a residence is jeopardized when the owners turn out to be home. Having not been noticed on the way in, they must make a plan to get the same result for the way out.
#45 - Parallel Construction, Bitches
The Good Wife Season 5 - Episode 13
Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner fight to keep Lemond Bishop as a client when he is arrested on a drug-related charge, which possibly resulted from a leak inside Alicia's firm. Meanwhile, the investigation into voter fraud in the gubernatorial election continues to move forward when Marilyn is approached by an agent in the Office of Public Integrity.
#46 - Cinderella
The Riches Season 1 - Episode 9
The family finds itself in awkward situations when Wayne is offered a partnership at Panco only if he throws a dinner party that meets Hugh's approval. Meanwhile, a former cellmate of Dahlia's on the search for a job wants to be the family's maid.
#47 - Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 4 - Episode 10
After Dee suffers a heart attack, she and Dennis try to live a healthier lifestyle. Meanwhile, Charlie and Mac take corporate jobs to get health insurance.
#50 - I See Her Face Everywhere
Childrens Hospital Season 2 - Episode 1
As the new season begins, Cat Black is conflicted about her full term pregnancy, because the father (Nick Kroll) is 6 years old and has advanced aging disease; the doctors remember Lola who still seems to be dead; Chief has more than professional feelings for the new administrator; Glenn cures cancer.
#51 - Other Things You Could Be Doing
You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 12
Gretchen’s depression comes to a head, forcing Jimmy to make a tough choice. Lindsay finally lets Paul go. Edgar has his improv graduation show.
#55 - The Gang Gets Whacked (2)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3 - Episode 13
While paying off their debt to the mob, Charlie and Dee try to find a way to make fake cocaine in order to fool them, while Dennis ranks in thousands of dollars being pimped out at the local country club. Mac realizes his position as a mob informant isn't being utilized to its full potential.
#56 - Flaw in the Death Star
Billions Season 3 - Episode 5
Chuck trades favors with a co-conspirator. Axe and Chuck fight for the loyalty of the same witness. Connerty gets closer to the truth. Axe sends Taylor to Silicon Valley to explore new business opportunities. Dollar Bill plans a big short position on a pharmaceutical company stock, but not everyone at Axe Cap approves.
#59 - 9 Lives
Psych Season 1 - Episode 5
Shawn claims a psychic connection with a cat so he can continue his investigation into a what he believes is a murder, but that the police have labeled a suicide, and the link he finds to a hotline may involve one of SBPD's own officers.
#60 - Just Like in the Movies
Everwood Season 2 - Episode 9
Dr. Brown courts Linda Abbott despite Edna's and Harold's insistence that he's wasting his time, but Andy persists, forcing Linda to tell him that she is H.I.V. positive. Bright tells Ephram he can win Madison's affections by ignoring her, but the plan goes awry when she breaks up with her boyfriend. Amy meets a flirtatious and attractive town bad-boy, Tommy Callahan (guest star Paul Wasilewski), whose compassion for her problems touches her heart for the first time since Colin's death.
#61 - It's A Wonderful Lie
House Season 4 - Episode 10
A mother's sudden paralysis during a indoor rock-climbing incident leaves her daughter injured, and House's new team looking for a cure. Meanwhile, House organizes his new recruits' Secret Santa gift exchange... with a few twists of his own.
#63 - The Gang Turns Black
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 12 - Episode 1
After an electric heating blanket shorts out while the gang watches the Wiz they look in the mirror and realize they've turned black. They have to figure out how to get back to being themselves by going through all the classic body switch movie shenanigans they encounter.
#64 - Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 - Episode 3
Frank finds himself in the child beauty-pageant business and fears that people might think that he's in it for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Dee wages war on stage moms, and Mac, Dennis and Charlie think they have found a contestant to back.
#65 - The Storm of the Century
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 - Episode 6
As a hurricane threatens Philadelphia, Mac, Dennis and Charlie go to a mall to buy supplies and check out the large breasted TV reporter broadcasting from there, while Frank and Dee prepare Paddy's, and its basement bunker, for the storm.
#67 - Collusion
Revenge Season 2 - Episode 12
With Emily by his side, Daniel goes toe to toe with his fiercest business rival, Jason Prosser, to land an important deal that Victoria is determined to block. Aiden takes a very dark turn, and Jack and Amanda’s future lands in the unlikely hands of Conrad Grayson.
#68 - Bait & Switch
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 2
While investigating a vandalism case, Jack and Dan discover a pattern of stolen vintage cars around the city. Unable to set up a sting operation using a department "bait car," Jack and Dan must go on their own to pursue the elusive car thieves.
#69 - Since You've Been Gone
Everwood Season 3 - Episode 14
Andy and Amanda (guest-star Anne Heche) decide that it's time to tell Delia and Charlie (guest-star Shane Haboucha) about their relationship before they hear about it elsewhere, but Charlie's emotional reaction makes them question what they're doing. Meanwhile, when Hannah (Sarah Drew) doesn't jump at the opportunity to go on a date with a really cute guy, Topher, from school, Amy is convinced that Hannah is misguidedly saving herself for Bright. Nina questions whether Sam (guest-star Jimmy Bennett) is going to be hurt again if her relationship with Jake (Scott Wolf) doesn't work out. Lastly, we flashback to Amanda (Anne Heche) and John earlier in their marriage of a more happier time with their son Charlie, right before he has his stroke.
#75 - The Buddy System
Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 8
Marin tries to help Patrick and Buzz build their relationship, but things go haywire when Celia reveals they are actually related to one another. Marin and Annie need to unwind and go to a beauty salon. Sara begins to feel nervous about taking her EMS exam as she thinks about the future. Marin and Jack head out in search of friends who have been trapped by an avalanche caused by minor earthquake tremors.
#76 - Brave Heart
House Season 6 - Episode 5
A dying patient insists that he has the same disease affecting his heart that killed his father and grandfather at the age of 40. Meanwhile, House discovers that he has a hearing problem while trying to duck student rounds.
#79 - Mac's Banging the Waitress
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 4 - Episode 4
Charlie finds out that the waitress has been seeing someone. He calls on Mac, his so-called best friend, to find out more information about the guy and to beat him up. However, it turns out that Mac is the guy the waitress has supposedly been seeing. Dennis, heartbroken that he's not Charlie's best friend, tries to win him over.
#80 - Wolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 12 - Episode 4
Franks Fluids LLC is in big trouble after a news segment shows Wolf Cola has become the official drink of Boko Haram. Dee and Dennis help with the PR nightmare while Charlie and Mac work on a scheme to make Fight Milk the official drink of the UFC.
#82 - Pop-Pop: The Final Solution
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 8 - Episode 1
Dennis and Dee's ailing grandfather Pop-Pop is wasting away in the hospital, and they have to decide whether or not to pull the plug. Things get complicated when The Gang learns of Pop-Pop's history as a Nazi, and Mac, Charlie and Frank set off in search of the old man's spoils from the war.
#84 - Message Discipline
The Good Wife Season 6 - Episode 7
While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State’s Attorney.
#86 - An Act of Will
Brothers & Sisters Season 1 - Episode 2
The Walker family is forced to deal with the shock of William's death and the reading of the will, which threatens to cause a rift in the family.After Nora learns that Justin has been fired from his job and has disappeared, she, Kitty and Kevin head off on a road trip to find him.
#87 - Sweet Dee Gets Audited
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 - Episode 4
Dee faces an IRS audit over her claim that the baby she carried as a surrogate is her dependent, while the guys decide to run the bar in an unemotional, democratic manner rather than their typical method of shouting and personal attacks.
#89 - The Gang Spies Like U.S.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 - Episode 5
Mac, Dennis and Dee spy on the fish factory. Frank and Charlie become suspicious.
#90 - Shoot the Moon
Everwood Season 3 - Episode 6
Andy worries that Ephram is beginning to question himself and his chances of getting into Julliard after he applies to a college in Colorado as a back-up plan. Similarly, Harold has concerns of his own when Amy informs him that she's not applying to the school they always dreamed of her attending, Princeton, because it would take her too far away from Ephram. Meanwhile, Andy jumps head first into helping Amanda (guest-star Anne Heche) and her disabled husband (guest-star Jason Beghe) with a new therapy involving music, but it may be too much and too fast for Amanda; and Edna and Irv's marriage hits a rough patch after Irv loses his job and they contemplate their future together.
#92 - Mac's Mom Burns Her House Down
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6 - Episode 6
Mac's mother is left homeless after she burns down her house, which leaves Charlie and Mac with no choice but to make new living arrangements; when Dee feels under the weather, Frank tries to muster his paternal instincts to care for her.
#94 - The Gang Gets Whacked (1)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3 - Episode 12
After stumbling upon a kilo of cocaine, the gang is forced to pay off a $25,000 debt to the mob. Mac becomes a mob informant, while Frank pimps out Dennis as an escort at the local country club. Charlie stumbles upon an opportunity to sell illegal narcotics.
#96 - Restraint
The Good Wife Season 7 - Episode 8
Diane is personally conflicted when she is forced to argue a heated case between pro-choice and pro-life advocates in order to retain an important client, represented by attorney Ethan Carver. Also, Alicia and Lucca are desperate for new business and attempt to poach business from Louis Canning.
#98 - History Repeating
Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 3
Rebecca worries about Justin, Tommy's marriage hits a road block as Julia starts coming out of her depression. Kevin meets an old flame and Kitty prevents a scandal.
#101 - Brave New World
Heroes Reborn Season 1 - Episode 1
After a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated and lives in shambles, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding after being blamed for the catastrophic event. A new world order has them being hunted by those with nefarious motives, such as Luke and Joanne Collins, who are out to avenge a tragic loss of their son. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet has taken measures to put his old life behind him and start over, until he comes face to face with Quentin Frady, a conspiracy theorist out to uncover the truth behind the Odessa tragedy. Elsewhere, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily, but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina, has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko, is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. In Los Angeles, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos. For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past and together their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.
#102 - The Heart Brings You Back
One Tree Hill Season 2 - Episode 11
Haley is surprised when her older sister Taylor comes to town, but not as shocked as Nathan, who recognizes Taylor from a past tryst. Brooke and Felix decide to become boyfriend and girlfriend. Jake makes a special visit to Peyton. Anna tells a secret to Lucas.
#103 - Doris Is Dead or Are We Rich or Are We Poor?
Hung Season 1 - Episode 6
Tanya objects to the break in protocol after Jemma bypasses her to set up "dates" directly with Ray. Jessica confronts Ronnie about their finances, but he refuses to give her a straight answer. After Jemma prods Ray to open up about himself, he gives his basketball team an inspiring pep talk.
#104 - Iowa
The Good Wife Season 7 - Episode 11
Tensions run high as the entire Florrick family is crammed into Peter's campaign bus with Eli and Ruth on their way to the Iowa Caucuses. Once there, Peter attempts a high-risk political stunt to gain votes for his presidential bid.
#105 - Frank's Brother
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 - Episode 5
When Frank's long lost brother Gino shows up at the bar, the two of them tell the gang about the jazz club they ran in the 1960s and 70s, and how they fell out over Shadynasty, a singer who was the love of both of their lives.