The BEST episodes directed by Michael Dinner

Independence Day
star
8.93
106 votes

#1 - Independence Day

The Wonder Years - Season 6 - Episode 22

After Kevin loses all his money and his car in a poker game, he decides he has to leave the resort - there's nothing to keep him there now. The next day he says goodbye to Winnie, punches Eric and storms out. Hitchhiking out of town, he runs into Winnie who has been fired from her job. They begin to argue and lose the ride they had flagged down. Later, sheltering in a barn they talk about how much has changed between them. Winnie thinks it's just inevitable - that everyone grows up. Kevin doesn't want to believe it and neither does Winnie, not really. They kiss, passionately. The next day they both return to Kevin's hometown for the last 4th of July he will ever spend there. Karen has returned home and she is pregnant...

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Special Delivery
star
8.56
139 votes

#2 - Special Delivery

Kidnapped - Season 1 - Episode 2

Something from Conrad's past may have a connection to Leopold's kidnapping. Conrad meets with his father to explore this. A package arrives which makes the Cain's wonder if Leopold was the only child targeted for kidnapping. Knapp heads to Brown University to find Aubrey.

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Transplanted Affection
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8.33
6 votes

#3 - Transplanted Affection

Chicago Hope - Season 2 - Episode 12

Watters steps in and asks Geiger to take on Austin's transplant patient as she struggles with her ex husband for custody of their daughter. Sutton brings a brain-dead woman into the hospital to deliver her baby.

Bloody Harlan
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8.31
3176 votes

#4 - Bloody Harlan

Justified - Season 2 - Episode 13

The Crowder and the Bennett clans go to war over control of Harlan, a move that leaves dead and dying on both sides.

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You Have Wings, Learn to Fly
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8.25
800 votes

#5 - You Have Wings, Learn to Fly

The Get Down - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Get Down Boys apply their skills in a dicey situation as Zeke hurries to make a meeting. Mylene's quest for a contract takes an unexpected turn.

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Hello Goodbye
star
8.25
12 votes

#6 - Hello Goodbye

Chicago Hope - Season 2 - Episode 1

Dr. Nyland pulls a switch with Dr. Kronk in order to avoid a charity function, but they have to face the consequences over somecmisunderstandings. Misunderstanding fills Aaron's life when his father barges into the hospital with a patient who is also his fiancee. Geiger finally understands that he may be causing more ripples than he thought.

Songs from the Cuckoo Birds
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8.20
10 votes

#7 - Songs from the Cuckoo Birds

Chicago Hope - Season 1 - Episode 22

Following Dr. Joseph's witnessing of Dr. Geiger's actions, the medical board suspends him until his case can be reviewed. However, there is some disagreement among the hospital's staff as to whether or not the suspension is in their best interests.

The Longest Day
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8.18
1634 votes

#8 - The Longest Day

Sneaky Pete - Season 1 - Episode 10

With all of the pieces in place, Marius sits down at Vince's poker table to make his final moves. Everything is going according to plan, until Vince becomes suspicious that he's seen this play before. When Audrey finds herself at the scene of a bloody crime, she must go against her instincts and trust her family to help her manage the situation. Julia embarks on a dangerous quest to save Lance.

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Summer Song
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8.12
172 votes

#9 - Summer Song

The Wonder Years - Season 3 - Episode 1

Kevin enters unchartered waters when he meets an older girl during his summer vacation.

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The Gunfighter
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8.03
2847 votes

#10 - The Gunfighter

Justified - Season 3 - Episode 1

The arrival of a Detroit mobster in Lexington puts Raylan on a collision course with a sadistic Dixie Mafia hit man. Raylan also has another altercation with Boyd.

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Internal Affairs
star
8.00
8 votes

#11 - Internal Affairs

Chicago Hope - Season 1 - Episode 19

Dr. Kronk makes a rushed decision to rescue a man by amputating his leg with a chainsaw, only to discover later that the man is a place kicker. A friend of Aaron's with Parkinson's disease comes to him for an operation...bringing his own donor material. A ex-nurse is admitted into the hospital and is given special treatment by Dr. Nyland, whom she used to date.

Love and Hope
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8.00
15 votes

#12 - Love and Hope

Chicago Hope - Season 1 - Episode 11

The staff has its hands full when a man suffering from the after-effects of taking amyl nitrite suffers one complication after another, thereby necessitating multiple surgeries, and Alan takes one for the team right on the nose when he strains credulity in attempting to put the patient's situation in the best possible light; Geri and Jeffrey make peace; Camille contemplates having some plastic surgery after Aaron suffers from performance anxiety on their first post-reconciliation date; Jeffrey agrees to help Laurie put on the Institute's Christmas concert, but the preparations for the event begin to overwhelm her and put additional strain on her already fragile state; Danny and Maggie can't keep their hands off each other; Jeffrey confesses his despair about Laurie's condition and its effect on his life to Camille.

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Wrong Roads
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7.95
1674 votes

#13 - Wrong Roads

Justified - Season 5 - Episode 9

Raylan partners with a maverick DEA agent whose bad behavior feels uncomfortably familiar, while Boyd makes a hard choice to protect Ava.

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Kidnapped
star
7.92
200 votes

#14 - Kidnapped

Kidnapped - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Cain family is thrown into disarray when teenage son Leopold is kidnapped. The family disagrees with how to handle the situation--should they call the police, or pay the ransom?

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Alexander Kirk
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7.92
5449 votes

#15 - Alexander Kirk

The Blacklist - Season 3 - Episode 22

The FBI task force's hunt for revenge nears its endgame. As Reddington and the team close in on the mysterious arch-criminal responsible for recent tragic events, they're forced to operate outside their comfort zone – and outside the law – in order to take down their enemy once and for all.

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A Murder of Crowes
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7.92
1919 votes

#16 - A Murder of Crowes

Justified - Season 5 - Episode 1

In the swamplands of Florida, Raylan tangles with a deadly branch of the Crowe Family Tree, while Boyd goes into the dark heart of the collapsing Detroit Mob.

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Manhigh
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7.91
1287 votes

#17 - Manhigh

Masters of Sex - Season 1 - Episode 12

Masters’ work on human sexuality culminates with a hospital-wide presentation of his and Johnson’s research findings. But when Masters attempts to push the envelope with the external footage of the female orgasm, the doctors’ response to the film is not what he had hoped. Meanwhile, Haas entertains a job offer at UCLA Hospital and considers what a move would mean for his relationship with Virginia. Scully pursues electroshock treatment with the hope of curing his homosexuality but Margaret has second thoughts about the risks involved.

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Switch
star
7.89
634 votes

#18 - Switch

Sneaky Pete - Season 2 - Episode 10

Marius' plan implodes as it becomes clear he was wrong about the money's location, and must now face Luka's wrath. Julia, Valerie, Otto, and Sam square off with Colin and Ayawamat at the storage facility. Audrey discovers the danger of Luka and rushes to protect the family. Taylor settles accounts with Roby and Shannon. Maggie gives Carly new information about what happened to her parents.

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Growing Up
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7.85
93 votes

#19 - Growing Up

The Wonder Years - Season 4 - Episode 1

The family attends Jack's company picnic. Kevin is not looking forward to seeing Mimi Detweiler, who used to have a crush on him. Wayne's new girlfriend Angela annoys everyone but Wayne. Kevin beans Jack with a baseball at the father-son baseball game. Karen leaves for college.

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Over the Rainbow
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7.84
32 votes

#20 - Over the Rainbow

Chicago Hope - Season 1 - Episode 2

Jeffrey runs afoul of the trustees when a grieving husband has second thoughts after allowing him to test an artificial heart on the body of the man's newly deceased wife; Alan comes to the rescue when a patient's HMO refuses to cover Aaron's operating on her very complicated and potentially fatal brain tumor; Jeffrey visits his wife Laurie, a straitjacketed patient in a mental hospital who apologizes for drowning their son Joey; Arthur's refusal to remove his wagging finger from Jeffrey's face during an argument leaves him with a bitten digit, and enables Jeffrey to diagnose the curable medical condition that's causing Arthur's resting tremor.

The Tree House
star
7.84
171 votes

#21 - The Tree House

The Wonder Years - Season 3 - Episode 15

When Kevin and his dad build a treehouse in the backyard, they discover they get a good view of an attractive neighbor planting her tomatoes. Meanwhile, Doug is in shock after having heard ""the talk"" from his dad.

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Open Season
star
7.83
211 votes

#22 - Open Season

Manhunt - Season 2 - Episode 10

Eric, starving and bereft of allies, is finally captured. But as his day in court—and Richard's exoneration—approaches, he has another dangerous secret in store for law enforcement.

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Episode 6
star
7.80
892 votes

#23 - Episode 6

Unbelievable - Season 1 - Episode 6

Grace takes a bold step to get close to a suspect, Elias the intern makes a crucial discovery, and Marie slips into increasingly reckless behavior.

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Pilot
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7.79
231 votes

#24 - Pilot

Early Edition - Season 1 - Episode 1

After being kicked out of his house by his wife, Gary Hobson is forced to move into a hotel room. It was a regular Monday morning, except for a mysterious paper that was delivered by an even more mysterious yellow cat at his door. At first Gary didn't pay much attention to the paper, but after a while he realized that wasn't a regular paper, it was tomorrow's paper. The first thing Gary does is get himself fired at his stockbroking job by messing around with stocks without his boss's permission. Then he devotes his free time to earn some money on bets, and eventually gives it to Marissa, the receptionist at his old job, who's blind and needs a dog. After Gary's regular news trader suffers an accident, Gary realizes that he could have saved him. The paper came for a reason after all. And so Gary decides to stop a shooting at a bank, which causes a lot of confusion. But that doesn't keep the paper from coming every morning, at 6:30 am sharp.

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Hole in the Wall
star
7.75
2078 votes

#25 - Hole in the Wall

Justified - Season 4 - Episode 1

Raylan turns to affable but inexperienced Constable Bob for help securing a bail jumper from Tennessee, and finds evidence his family is at the center of a legendary unsolved mystery.

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Fate's Right Hand
star
7.74
1305 votes

#26 - Fate's Right Hand

Justified - Season 6 - Episode 1

Raylan guides Ava through the process of informing on Boyd and tries to turn Boyd's old ally Dewey Crowe against him as well, all while Boyd works to pull off a daring heist right under Raylan's nose.

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The Family Car
star
7.71
125 votes

#27 - The Family Car

The Wonder Years - Season 3 - Episode 7

When the Arnolds family car breaks down and Jack can not fix it, Kevin hopes that his father will buy something more fancy.

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Goodbye
star
7.70
143 votes

#28 - Goodbye

The Wonder Years - Season 3 - Episode 20

When Kevin thinks the best he can do in math is a B, his teacher Mr. Collins sets him the task of getting an A and even offers him private lessons. When Mr. Collins suddenly pulls out of the lessons shortly before the exams, Kevin feels betrayed and fills his exam with nonsensical answers.

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The Wall (1)
star
7.70
148 votes

#29 - The Wall (1)

Early Edition - Season 1 - Episode 14

Morris from Chicago Sun-Times finds a box in the name of Lucius Snow, giving Gary another lead to the origin of the paper. Meanwhile, Gary finds a headline that the President of the United States will be murdered in Chicago... by Gary Hobson.

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Episode 5
star
7.69
901 votes

#30 - Episode 5

Unbelievable - Season 1 - Episode 5

As the team juggles small breakthroughs and mounting frustrations, a fresh lead takes Karen across state lines. Marie faces new problems at work.

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Back to the Lake
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7.69
105 votes

#31 - Back to the Lake

The Wonder Years - Season 5 - Episode 23

Summertime used to be fun, but now everyone's gotta work. Kevin has a job at a Chinese Restaurant with Paul, but one day - after finding a Christmas card he received from Cara, decides he will visit her at the lake. Paul has no choice but to tag along because Kevin is driving. Kevin feels like recapturing the wonderful time he had last summer, but things don't go as planned.

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Rock 'n Roll
star
7.69
124 votes

#32 - Rock 'n Roll

The Wonder Years - Season 3 - Episode 10

Kevin joins a band, The Electric Shoes, when he is inspired by The Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show.

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Riverbrook
star
7.68
4382 votes

#33 - Riverbrook

Justified - Season 1 - Episode 2

Raylan hunts an escaped prisoner who is determined to reunite with his ex-wife...and his stashed fortune.

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Race to Space
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7.67
2396 votes

#34 - Race to Space

Masters of Sex - Season 1 - Episode 2

On the heels of Masters’ proposal that they participate in the sexual response study, Johnson considers the best course of action to keep her job – only to find she no longer has one. The study has been forced out of the hospital and Masters believes Johnson is to blame. As Johnson fights to save her job and struggles to care for her kids, Masters moves his study to a brothel. But Masters soon discovers that the chaos of the cathouse is unmanageable without Johnson’s help.

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Pap Struggles with the Death Angel
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7.65
543 votes

#35 - Pap Struggles with the Death Angel

Mayans M.C. - Season 3 - Episode 1

A border shutdown squeezes the Mayan’s heroin trade setting off an internal clash over the future of the club. EZ and Angel grapple with the fallout of family secrets recently come to light. The Galindos grow apart as Miguel loses himself in his grief and search for answers.

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Pilot
star
7.65
20 votes

#36 - Pilot

Fantasy Island (1998) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Two travel agents, Fisher and Clia, send a form with their client's ultimate ""fantasy"" through a pneumatic tube, across thousands of miles, to Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island. Meanwhile, Roarke battles with his assistants, Cal and Harry, to prepare the island resort for a new batch of arriving guests: Matthew, who wishes he had married a different woman; Ricky, a daredevil looking for the ultimate challenge; and Jane, a law student battling for intellectual supremacy over her smarter sister, Regina. Ricky's fantasy begins as he's whisked away on a hell-bent helicopter ride and completes two days of running, boating and hang gliding. When the daredevil deems this course too easy, Roarke sends Ricky to climb a mountain of ice. Ricky is killed instantly, but he miraculously stands with Roarke looking at his own dead body. Roarke then takes Ricky on a tour of all the things he will now miss, including the birth of his daughter. Ricky then accepts Roarke's ultimate challenge: to live every mom

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Pilot
star
7.65
7636 votes

#37 - Pilot

Sons of Anarchy - Season 1 - Episode 1

When a rival club cleans out and then destroys their illegal arms warehouse, SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original) executes their own sense of justice in retrieving their guns. Meanwhile, family issues take center stage with a medical emergency involving Jax Teller's newborn son.

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The Choice
star
7.64
234 votes

#38 - The Choice

Early Edition - Season 1 - Episode 2

Gary has to make a decision between saving a little girl from dying or stop a plane from crashing and making over 190 victims. Since Chicago is stuck in its biggest traffic jam ever, Gary can't get to the airport. When he is about to take the train, he sees the little girl and decides to save her. The doctors ignore her and Gary then has to open their eyes for her real condition. Will he also be able to stop the plane crash, or will he fail?

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Asterion
star
7.64
974 votes

#39 - Asterion

Masters of Sex - Season 2 - Episode 7

In the wake of Masters' discovery that Johnson has continued to have romantic relationships with other men, he becomes impotent without her knowledge and cuts off their sexual work together. He tries to keep his new clinic solvent over the course of three years by borrowing against his house, offering medical services to the hotel - and finally accepting money from his mother.

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The Orneriness of Kings
star
7.63
489 votes

#40 - The Orneriness of Kings

Mayans M.C. - Season 3 - Episode 2

Now a full patch member, an emboldened EZ proposes a plan that could change the course of the club. Adelita is freed from the grip of the U.S. government only to discover all is not as she left it with the L.O. Coco's demons lead him to a new low in his search to relieve the pain of his past.

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Fire in the Hole
star
7.61
5373 votes

#41 - Fire in the Hole

Justified - Season 1 - Episode 1

Gunslinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens faces off against his oldest friend in Harlan, Kentucky, a 21st Century Wild West.

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How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation
star
7.59
193 votes

#42 - How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation

The Wonder Years - Season 2 - Episode 17

It's the end of seventh grade for Kevin and a summer full of changes in his life. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are breaking up and Miss White announces she is going to get married.

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Darkness
star
7.58
153 votes

#43 - Darkness

Law & Order - Season 18 - Episode 2

Lupo and Green's first offical case together is a kidnapping that happened during a citywide blackout; a housekeeper is slain and a mother and daughter are kidnapped. The evidence that links all the kidnappers is the father and husband of the kidnap victims. When they search the kidnappers' hideout, they find preparations which implies that the kidnappers knew that the blackout was coming. Cutter must convince the man to testify after he has lied about a search warrant to save the man's daughter, or else the kidnappers will all go free. Issues of a warrantless search arise. Courtroom scenes revolve around questions of Enron-like manipulation of energy.

Homecoming
star
7.57
89 votes

#44 - Homecoming

The Wonder Years - Season 6 - Episode 1

While Kevin tries to take his relationship with Winnie another step, Wayne's friend Wart returns from Vietnam a changed man. Kevin decides to steal the opposing team's mascot at the homecoming football game, but the childish prank is overshadowed by a realization of how Wart has been affected by the war.

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Safe
star
7.57
2291 votes

#45 - Safe

Sneaky Pete - Season 1 - Episode 2

As business flags, tensions rise between Pete's grandparents, Otto and Audrey. Marius proposes a risky play to help Julia manage a dangerous client, but when they encounter problems, the "cousins" must rely on Audrey's expertise. While evading a mysterious pursuer, Marius visits former partners Katie and Karolina in NYC and remembers how three years ago, he made a powerful enemy of Vince.

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Separate Rooms
star
7.56
101 votes

#46 - Separate Rooms

The Wonder Years - Season 4 - Episode 18

When Kevin and Wayne decide it's too cramped for two grown boys in their bedroom, they decide one of them should be allowed to move into Karen's room, now that she's away at college. The trouble is, who is going to be the one to go?

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The Lake
star
7.56
77 votes

#47 - The Lake

The Wonder Years - Season 5 - Episode 1

The Arnold and Pfeiffer family go on a joint family trip. Kevin meets a wild young girl who smokes! Kevin and Cara have a good time together, so much so that he ditches dinner with his family to see her one last time - expecting to never see her again.

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Thanks for the Memories
star
7.55
1563 votes

#48 - Thanks for the Memories

Grey's Anatomy - Season 2 - Episode 9

It's Thanksgiving at Seattle Grace Hospital but the holiday's festivites are less than in order. Meredith and Derek try to counsel a family after their relative has had a seriously traumatic accident.

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Grandpa's Car
star
7.54
103 votes

#49 - Grandpa's Car

The Wonder Years - Season 5 - Episode 12

Grandpa Arnold is getting old and is involved in a minor car accident. He isn't ready to give up his driver's license until his grandson, Kevin, tells him what he needs to hear.

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Scenes from a Wedding
star
7.52
80 votes

#50 - Scenes from a Wedding

The Wonder Years - Season 6 - Episode 3

When the Arnolds attend the wedding of Jack's boss' daughter, one of the bridesmaids turns her attention to Kevin. He tries to get a bottle of champagne for them to consume together, but ends up drinking it while he waits for her. When she does arrive, Kevin vomits on her. Later, Wayne tells Kevin that he's had sex with the bride.

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