The Best Episodes Directed by Michael A. Allowitz

Deception, Jealousy and Lies

#1 - Deception, Jealousy and Lies

Dynasty (2017) Season 2 - Episode 22

As various members of the Carrington family make the ultimate decision between preserving their legacies and protecting their personal relationships, allegiances are tested... while dark secrets from the past resurface.

star 8.26
123 votes
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...Fresh As a Daisy

#2 - ...Fresh As a Daisy

Light as a Feather Season 2 - Episode 9

It’s New Year’s Eve as the girls anxiously celebrate their return to normal. Trey and Sammi’s band, Bit of Decay, play their biggest show yet.

star 8.10
69 votes
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Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

#3 - Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

The Originals Season 1 - Episode 6

When Klaus discovers Hayley's life is being threatened, he goes to extreme lengths to protect her and their unborn baby. Having a difficult time dealing with the tragic events of her past, Cami turns to Father Kieran for guidance. Feeling as though he can trust no one, Marcel visits an old friend to seek out some advice, while Davina takes steps to learn how to control her magic. Finally, Klaus delivers some surprising news to Father Kieran.

star 8.07
2190 votes
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The Brothers That Care Forgot

#4 - The Brothers That Care Forgot

The Originals Season 2 - Episode 8

Rebekah, who has spent months away living a normal life with baby Hope, finds herself on the run when she realizes Esther has uncovered her whereabouts. Convinced that Vincent and Kaleb would be powerful allies in his fight to take down Esther, Klaus sets a plan in motion to turn his brothers against their mother. Meanwhile, Hayley is conflicted when she and Jackson stumble upon an ancient ritual that would get their werewolf packs out from under Esther’s control, but would require her to make a tremendous sacrifice. Elsewhere, Rebekah is concerned when she notices something is off with Elijah. Finally, Davina takes matters into her own hands by turning to dark magic, and Cami finds herself at the center of Esther’s dangerous plan.

star 8.00
1400 votes
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Infantino Street

#5 - Infantino Street

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 22

With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris, Barry struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold for help.

star 8.00
7012 votes
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Gods & Monsters

#6 - Gods & Monsters

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 - Episode 22

Despite their best efforts to help Bonnie through the harrowing predicament she now faces, Damon, Enzo and Caroline realize their options are running out and drastic measures need to be taken. With their only chance of saving their friend lying inside the Armory, Stefan breaks the news to Caroline that they may need help from an unlikely source – her and Alaric’s twin daughters. Elsewhere, Enzo keeps Bonnie preoccupied by bringing her back to their cabin but when his plan takes an unexpected turn, it’ll be up to Damon to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his closest friends.

star 7.96
1868 votes
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Promised Land

#7 - Promised Land

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 21

When Stefan and Elena escape from Markos’ control, only to find themselves stranded in a remote location, Stefan gets philosophical with Elena about her relationship with Damon. After their attempt to protect the dopplegangers goes badly, Liv and Luke come up with a dangerous new strategy. Damon recruits Matt and Jeremy to help him set a trap for Markos. Bonnie admits to Caroline that she’s been keeping the truth about the Other Side from everyone, as she searches desperately for a way to stop Markos. Caroline is witness to an unthinkable act of violence by one of the Travelers.

star 7.89
1836 votes
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For Whom the Bell Tolls

#8 - For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 4

While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, Damon and Elena try to help Stefan through a confusing time, a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own. A worried Matt tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts, and Caroline makes an effort to get to know Jesse better. Jeremy makes a startling confession that hits Damon hard. Finally, Dr. Maxfield puts a plan in motion that will change everything.

star 7.89
2172 votes
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Christmas Through Your Eyes

#9 - Christmas Through Your Eyes

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 - Episode 10

With the holidays approaching, Bonnie attempts to replicate her favorite traditions, while reminiscing about happier times with her friends. Sheriff Forbes brings the holidays to Caroline at Whitmore College. Meanwhile, after discovering that Jo has gone missing, Alaric turns to Damon and Elena for help, while Liv and Luke find themselves at odds when Tyler approaches them with a risky plan. Elsewhere, Jeremy helps Matt carry out a plan to take down Enzo. Lastly, Stefan is forced to break some devastating news to Caroline.

star 7.88
1403 votes
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The Reverse-Flash Returns

#10 - The Reverse-Flash Returns

The Flash (2014) Season 2 - Episode 11

When Cisco gets a vibe of Eobard Thawne, Barry and the team don’t believe it. But, after an attack at Mercury Labs, Christina McGee confirms that the Reverse Flash is back. Meanwhile, Iris and Francine share a nice moment that brings Iris closer to her brother, Wally.

star 7.85
5521 votes
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You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know

#11 - You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know

Legacies Season 2 - Episode 3

As the Salvatore School prepares for its annual football game against Mystic Falls High, the latest monster to arrive in Mystic Falls sets its eyes on one of the students. Landon and Josie’s relationship is put to the test when a player from the opposing team catches his eye. Elsewhere, Lizzie enlists MG’s help learning more about Sebastian, and Alaric goes head to head with Professor Vardemus.

star 7.83
569 votes
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I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime

#12 - I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 - Episode 21

It's Alaric and Jo's wedding day and Elena and Bonnie do their best to help a stressed out Jo with the last minute preparations. Stefan takes Damon on a road trip to give him some perspective on his future with Elena. Elsewhere, when Caroline returns to Mystic Falls after dealing with the fallout of her humanity-free rampage, she begins making amends with her friends and comes to a realization about her and Stefan's prospects of being together. Finally, when Bonnie begins having vivid nightmares that Lily is coming after her, she enlists Matt's help in taking Lily down.

star 7.83
1300 votes
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Is the Next Surgery on the House?

#13 - Is the Next Surgery on the House?

Dynasty (2017) Season 3 - Episode 16

Cristal and Blake's road to redemption hits some bumps. A confession from Heidi adds a twist to Liam's family tree. Hope fades for Jeff's health.

star 7.83
76 votes
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Guilt Trip to Alaska

#14 - Guilt Trip to Alaska

Dynasty (2017) Season 3 - Episode 1

The Carrington fundraiser gala gets upstaged by drama when two bodies are pulled from the estate lake, dredging up disastrous family secrets.

star 7.81
150 votes
No Exit

#15 - No Exit

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 14

As Damon’s behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan begins to regret their last conversation and decides to track Damon down and intervene. For reasons of her own, Elena volunteers to come along. Dr. Wes enlists the Travelers to set a trap that will once again test Damon’s friendship with Enzo. After a heart-to-heart talk with Nadia, Matt enlists Caroline and Tyler’s help to protect Elena, leading to a violent confrontation. Later, when Stefan tries to comfort a dejected Caroline, their conversation leads to a horrifying realization.

star 7.79
1832 votes
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Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn

#16 - Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn

Legacies Season 1 - Episode 2

Alaric, Hope and Rafael hit the road in search of Landon, who’s sudden disappearance has raised some suspicion. Meanwhile, during an annual flag football game against Mystic Falls High, Lizzie and Josie’s plan to stay under the radar quickly gets derailed after Penelope gets involved.

star 7.78
976 votes
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The Axeman's Letter

#17 - The Axeman's Letter

The Originals Season 3 - Episode 5

As the war among the sire lines continues to grow, Klaus receives an unexpected visit by a figure from his past. When Elijah suspects that Tristan is hiding something, he enlists Marcel's help to find out what he's up to. Elsewhere, Davina struggles with her role as Regent and seeks advice from Hayley. Finally, an ancient secret that is uncovered threatens to tear the Mikaelson brothers apart for good.

star 7.78
1396 votes
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He Stilled the Rising Tumult

#18 - He Stilled the Rising Tumult

Containment Season 1 - Episode 6

As life outside the Cordon returns to normal, Lex moves forward with an attempt to reveal the truth about a possible government cover-up; Katie and Jake search for a missing person; Xander and Teresa plan their escape.

star 7.78
1593 votes
Welcome to Paradise

#19 - Welcome to Paradise

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 - Episode 3

Elena persuades Caroline to meet her at the swimming hole where she plans to introduce her to Liam. Tyler asks Liv for a favor and is surprised when she makes an unexpected confession. Stefan arrives back in Mystic Falls looking for Enzo and is caught off guard when he notices a strange change in Elena. Meanwhile, Jeremy makes a discovery about the anti-magic spell that could potentially put Elena’s life in danger. Elsewhere, Damon and Bonnie stumble upon clues that lead them to believe they’re not alone.

star 7.77
1593 votes
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...Trapped As a Rat

#20 - ...Trapped As a Rat

Light as a Feather Season 2 - Episode 10

Violet encounters an old friend in the most unlikely of places. McKenna tries to find answers, only to find more trouble.

star 7.76
59 votes
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Hello, Brother

#21 - Hello, Brother

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 - Episode 1

Months after Damon and Enzo mysteriously vanished from the Armory vault, Stefan tirelessly pushes forward with their search, while Bonnie struggles holding onto hope that they will be found. Meanwhile, a dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor leaves Caroline and Alaric fearing that someone – or something – may be targeting their family. Finally, after following some mysterious clues, Stefan realizes that whatever has a hold of his brother may have a more damaging grip over him than he could have ever imagined.

star 7.72
2506 votes
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Exodus

#22 - Exodus

Supergirl Season 2 - Episode 15

As Alex searches for Jeremiah and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. In an effort to get Snapper Carr to run a story that would help her stop Cadmus, Kara agrees to set up an interview between Snapper and Supergirl.

star 7.70
4178 votes
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Spit It Out

#23 - Spit It Out

Dynasty (2017) Season 1 - Episode 2

The spotlight falls on the Carringtons when it’s discovered that Matthew’s death may have involved foul play. The family members are then forced to swallow their own suspicions of each other and close rank to defend the clan. Meanwhile, Cristal struggles with what it means to be a Carrington; and Fallon begrudgingly helps cover up Cristal’s affair to protect the family name.

star 7.70
435 votes
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Abominations

#24 - Abominations

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 - Episode 4

When the Legends discover a time Aberration in 1863, they find themselves fighting for survival during the Civil War with Confederate soldiers who have been turned into zombies. With the Civil War outcome hanging in the balance, Jax must participate in a daring mission by going to a slave plantation with Amaya. Meanwhile, Sara begins to feel the burden of the decisions she has to make as the leader, and Ray struggles to find his purpose on the team.

star 7.68
4529 votes
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A Temporary Infestation

#25 - A Temporary Infestation

Dynasty (2017) Season 2 - Episode 7

In the wake of a traumatic yet therapeutic Thanksgiving, the Carringtons are ready to embrace a fresh start. As Fallon dives into a new business endeavor, she inadvertently collides with Culhane’s secret life. Meanwhile, Sam employs Kirby’s help as he embarks on a new personal venture, and as Cristal celebrates the next step of her relationship with Blake, Alexis does her best to drive a wedge between them.

star 7.60
134 votes
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Man on Fire

#26 - Man on Fire

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - Episode 19

Stefan tries to distract Elena from obsessing about the state of her relationship with Damon, while Bonnie does her best to be realistic about how the changes happening on the Other Side will affect her existence as the Anchor. Damon demands the Traveler knife, forcing Jeremy and Matt to admit it has gone missing. Through flashbacks to election night, 1960, Enzo learns what happened to his long-lost love, Maggie. Trying to calm Enzo down, Damon intervenes, but causes a violent confrontation between Enzo and Stefan. Finally, Markos enlists Sloan’s help in a ritual designed to break an ancient curse against the Travelers.

star 7.58
1797 votes
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Age of Innocence

#27 - Age of Innocence

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 - Episode 3

In the aftermath of a clever plan orchestrated by Lily, Damon sets off on a road trip with Bonnie and Alaric in search of leverage they can use against his mother. Meanwhile, Caroline, who is being held hostage by the Heretics, learns some shocking information about Valerie’s past, while Stefan learns a few unexpected details about his own past from Lily. Finally, Alaric turns to Bonnie for her help after coming clean about a secret he’s been keeping.

star 7.57
1563 votes
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A Champagne Mood

#28 - A Champagne Mood

Dynasty (2017) Season 2 - Episode 10

In the wake of a horrific accident, Culhane desperately needs Fallon’s help and protection, while she needs to process the sheer weight of his lies. Meanwhile, as Blake shows no shame in using family to promote his own self-interest, Cristal is reluctant to reveal a big development.

star 7.56
132 votes
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Strangers

#29 - Strangers

Freakish Season 2 - Episode 3

The group struggles with their shocking new reality. Grover returns with a new group of survivors to Barrett’s dismay.

star 7.53
146 votes
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Into the Wild

#30 - Into the Wild

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 - Episode 13

Shane leads an expedition to a desolate island off the coast of Nova Scotia, where he believes the secret of the cure lies hidden. On the trek to the island’s interior, Rebekah and Elena continue their bitter rivalry, Stefan does his best to keep the peace, and Damon accuses Shane of leading them into a trap. Bonnie and Jeremy try to figure out the message of the Hunter’s mark, while Shane reveals more of the legend of Silas and the witch Qetsiyah, along with his own personal history. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler confronts Klaus, and Caroline is caught up in the violence that follows.

star 7.52
2530 votes
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Secrets

#31 - Secrets

Freakish Season 1 - Episode 3

Grover fights to protect Mary. Diesel and Natalie share a secret. Barrett works to contact the outside world.

star 7.30
486 votes
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Weakness

#32 - Weakness

Freakish Season 1 - Episode 5

Lashawn is acting strangely, and the kids begin to suspect he might be infected. Zoe and Barrett strike an uneasy alliance.

star 7.26
370 votes
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