The BEST episodes directed by Michael Engler

A Little Problem
star
9.50
2 votes

#1 - A Little Problem

Life As We Know It - Season 1 - Episode 9

Jackie decides to run for student body president, but struggles to find her inner "school spirit." Dino continues to deal with the many problems in his life; from friends to girls to his parents separation. Mia and Micheal have to make decisions when secrets are told. And yet more problems for Ben with his complicated relationship with Sue and the breakup with Ms. Young.

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A Rose by Any Other Name
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8.99
84 votes

#2 - A Rose by Any Other Name

Empire (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 12

With Hakeem acting as Empire’s CEO, Camilla sinks her claws further and further into him. The rest of the Lyon family tries to get him to rejoin their side, but Hakeem has his own plan. Meanwhile, Jamal receives backlash from his fans and Andre and Rhonda’s marriage is tested.

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Sweet Surrender
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8.67
6 votes

#3 - Sweet Surrender

Chicago Hope - Season 2 - Episode 19

Dr. Watters befriends a 12-year-old girl when she's admitted with an apparently self-inflected wound to her transplanted kidney. Austin has another rough day, with the shakes during a surgery and a message from her ex-husband that he might be moving to Boston and taking their daughter with him. Diane finds out about Billy's previous relationship with Kate.

The Awful Truth
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8.60
5 votes

#4 - The Awful Truth

Once And Again - Season 3 - Episode 2

Grace doesn't know what to make of her new teacher. Judy asks Lily to work at her planned bookstore/cafe. Lily also interviews at a radio station. Karen brings up the idea of hiring Jake to work on the bookstore/cafe. Lily isn't sure about that idea or where she wants to work. She gets hired at the radio station, so she has a decision to make. Jessie becomes increasingly annoyed by Grace and Eli's behavior when they're around each other. Judy and Lily argue about working together. Judy and Jake resolve the dispute they had the day before and Jake agrees to work on the bookstore/cafe. Will tells Judy that he found his daughter in Florida and that he's moving there to get to know her again. Eli becomes the subject of Grace's journal entries. Judy finally realizes that she has to do the bookstore/cafe without Lily.

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Acting Out
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8.40
5 votes

#5 - Acting Out

Once And Again - Season 3 - Episode 4

Jessie and Grace both audition for the same role in a school production of ""As You Like It."" Mr. Dimitri throws them a curve when he announces that he is planning a musical version of the play. Judy and Sam Blue spend the night together and Lily suspects there is something going on. Judy would like a real commitment from Sam, but he's not quite ready yet. Grace tells Mr. Dimitri that Jessie can't handle the stress of the play because of her eating disorder and eventually lands the lead role.

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Pilot Junior
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8.33
3 votes

#6 - Pilot Junior

Life As We Know It - Season 1 - Episode 2

Dino's secret about his parents' marital problems weakens his relationship with Jackie. Jonathan makes a scary discovery, and Ms. Young makes a surprising move on Ben.

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The Finale
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8.32
314 votes

#7 - The Finale

The Big C - Season 4 - Episode 4

Adam surprises everyone when he fulfills one of Cathy's wishes. Cathy's estranged Dad visits her. Andrea gets the opportunity of a lifetime. Sean has mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery.

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Out, Damned Spot
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8.31
189 votes

#8 - Out, Damned Spot

Empire (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Vernon is caught in the middle of a very sticky situation. Meanwhile, Jamal is rising to stardom, but his newfound drive and ambition might stir up trouble in his relationships. To make matters worse, a mystery woman from the family’s past shows up with a huge surprise.

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Desperate Measures
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8.31
13 votes

#9 - Desperate Measures

Party of Five - Season 3 - Episode 12

Charlie decides to go to Chicago to see Kristen and leaves Julia in charge. Kristen is very happy to see him, although Ellie is not. She tells him that she wants to run away to San Francisco, but half way there she realizes she's not ready to go back and they return to Chicago. She says he's her problem. Charlie leaves her there. Julia is more concerned about her personal life than her brother and sister. Claudia claims to be sick, but Julia won't believe her until she gets a call from the hospital saying Claudia had appendicitis and had a surgery. She won't forgive Julia until she overhears how sorry she is. Bailey lies to Sarah in order not to sleep with her. He skips practice and Sarah finds a drunk Bailey passed out at his place. He tells her he slept with Callie, but they don't break up. Callie is tired of being used by Bailey.

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Pilot
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8.20
10 votes

#10 - Pilot

Life As We Know It - Season 1 - Episode 1

All Dino wants to do is have sex with his girlfriend Jackie, but she isn't ready. Jonathan wants to have a secret relationship with Deborah. Ben is hopelessly infatuated with his teacher.

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Crossing the Line
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8.19
362 votes

#11 - Crossing the Line

The Big C - Season 2 - Episode 13

Cathy is inspired by Lee’s passing to ring in the New Year in an unexpected way; burdened by financial issues, Paul tries a new tactic with the insurance agency; Adam makes a surprising connection with Dr. Todd.

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Quality of Life
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8.13
283 votes

#12 - Quality of Life

The Big C - Season 4 - Episode 1

Cathy plans Adam's sixteenth birthday party. Andrea struggles settling in with her new room-mate at fashion school. Paul brings in a new assistant.

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A Bunker Hill Christmas
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8.11
919 votes

#13 - A Bunker Hill Christmas

Pure Genius - Season 1 - Episode 7

The optimism of a young leukemia patient inspires James to become a better person; James confesses his feelings for Zoe; Julianna's Christmas visit with Walter reveals the strain of their long-distance marriage.

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Taking the Plunge
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8.00
667 votes

#14 - Taking the Plunge

The Big C - Season 1 - Episode 13

In the Season 1 finale, Cathy receives the news about her bee treatments.

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Episode 8
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8.00
648 votes

#15 - Episode 8

Downton Abbey - Season 5 - Episode 8

Preparations are under way for Rose's wedding, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings. Edith's arrangement with Marigold is happily working out, but how long can she and Cora conceal the truth from Robert? Denker reveals an unexpected side to her personality, which causes trouble for more than one of the servants. With the war memorial due to be unveiled, Mrs Patmore is still upset, but Robert has something up his sleeve. Branson comes to a heart-wrenching decision, and the storm clouds that have been gathering over Anna and Bates finally burst.

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Security
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8.00
14 votes

#16 - Security

Profit - Season 1 - Episode 8

Profit is having an affair with the newest G&G security team addition - Kelly Hunt. However Ms. Hunt isn't who she appears to be and is a muckraking reporter looking for dirt on G&G.

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Episode 6
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8.00
351 votes

#17 - Episode 6

Downton Abbey - Season 6 - Episode 6

The house is made open to the public to raise money for the hospital, an act that divides opinions among the family and the servants. Tensions between Violet and Cora come to a head as a decision is made about the hospital takeover, Mr Dawes has a proposition for Molesley, and Baxter is thrown into turmoil by an unexpected letter. Carson is not happy with Thomas, while Mary and Edith hope to overcome their past and find new happiness with the men in their lives.

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Episode 8
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7.96
590 votes

#18 - Episode 8

The Affair - Season 4 - Episode 8

A hopeful epiphany leads Cole on a journey to a horrific discovery. Noah questions his role in tragic events.

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Unfair Advantage
star
7.93
15 votes

#19 - Unfair Advantage

Party of Five - Season 2 - Episode 11

A teacher is hitting on Julia and she feels uncomfortable. He asks her if he can give her a ride home and tries to kiss her. She is upset and talks to Justin. He threats him, and Mr. Peck tells the Principal that Julia is the one harassing him. She gets scared and tries to change classes, but Charlie convinces her to confront him. Sarah gets a credit card and starts to spend a lot of money just to get back at her parents for lying to her. It's her birthday and Bailey takes her to have dinner and they fight. He tells her that her parents love her, no matter what. Claudia is hanging out with Jody and they steal a bottle of rum from the bar. They get drunk and Charlie gets mad at her. Charlie is flirting with a waitress at the bar, but when she tells him that she doesn't want anything with him he gets mad. He calls Kristen just to hear her voice again.

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Let the Tournament Begin
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7.93
364 votes

#20 - Let the Tournament Begin

The Gilded Age - Season 1 - Episode 9

Marian’s grand plan is threatened. Bertha and Mrs. Astor lock horns over Gladys’ debut. Peggy is stunned by a major reveal.

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I'll Take You
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7.92
712 votes

#21 - I'll Take You

Six Feet Under - Season 2 - Episode 12

Leticia Perfecta Perez 1929 - 2002 Some ladies are at the beauty parlor are getting ready for a Quinceanera (15th Birthday Party). When the stylist goes over to Leticia to see if she's done, he discovers she more than done. Nate and Brenda begin to start over, but something comes in the way, a secret Brenda is hiding. David and Keith apply to adopt Taylor. But what will the social worker think about two men living together? Federico and Vanessa gets an unexpected gift from a very unexpected place. Nikolai and Ruth's relationship takes a serious turn for the worse. Ruth also gets some wonderful news.

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The Party
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7.90
3646 votes

#22 - The Party

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season 1 - Episode 16

The officers in the precinct head over to Holt’s house to celebrate his birthday, but they wind up making a poor impression on his husband.

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Someday You'll Call My Name
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7.90
807 votes

#23 - Someday You'll Call My Name

Nashville (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Rayna immerses herself in her kids' lives and her husband's campaign, and is sobered to learn that she and Teddy are facing financial ruin; Juliette offers Deacon an exclusive contract to write and tour with her; and Juliette's troubled mother, Jolene, re-enters her daughter's life in dramatic fashion. Meanwhile, Scarlett and Gunnar's big break with Watty is threatened.

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Fools Rush Out
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7.90
10 votes

#24 - Fools Rush Out

Party of Five - Season 4 - Episode 24

Sarah confesses to Bailey that she still loves him. They get back together and finish in bed together. Julia gets accepted at Stanford, making Griffin feel like he is holding her back from her college life. Charlie tells Daphne he will take full responsibility as the father of her baby if he has to. Claudia and Jamie end up dancing in the playing field by themselves.

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Kimmy Finds Her Mom!
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7.89
766 votes

#25 - Kimmy Finds Her Mom!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 2 - Episode 13

While Kimmy reunites with her mom at Universal Studios, Titus heads to Miami. Jacqueline invites Russ and his family to Thanksgiving dinner.

Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (2)
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7.88
562 votes

#26 - Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (2)

30 Rock - Season 6 - Episode 7

Criss and Liz decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack entertains his mother-in-law, Diana, as Jenna frantically looks to Pete to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on "America's Kidz Got Singing." Back at the office, Tracy and Frank try to help Lutz find someone to spend Valentine's with.

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34 Days to Go
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7.86
763 votes

#27 - 34 Days to Go

You, Me and the Apocalypse - Season 1 - Episode 1

Slough bank manager Jamie's birthday is rocked when he is arrested on suspicion of being an international cyber terrorist. Interrogated by police, he is confronted by a recent photograph of his wife Layla, who he hasn't seen or heard from since she mysteriously vanished seven years ago.

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33 Days to Go
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7.83
659 votes

#28 - 33 Days to Go

You, Me and the Apocalypse - Season 1 - Episode 2

With the population in turmoil and the roads in chaos, Jamie and Dave's mission to find Layla becomes beset with bizarre obstacles.

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Thanksgiving
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7.81
21 votes

#29 - Thanksgiving

Party of Five - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Salinger siblings finally meet the Walter Alcott, the drunk driver who killed their parents. Walter Alcott wants to see the Salingers in person. They all talk privately with Walter. Bailey wants Walter to suffer like they have. He later leaves and shows up at Kate's house, where they reconcile. Julia assures Walter that she can forgive him.

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Rosemary's Baby
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7.77
1717 votes

#30 - Rosemary's Baby

30 Rock - Season 2 - Episode 4

Liz meets her longtime idol, Rosemary Howard, and invites her to be a guest writer on "TGS with Tracy Jordan." However, Rosemary's ideas turn out to be too much for the show, prompting Jack to pressure Liz to fire her. Meanwhile, Jack takes Tracy to a therapist to explain to him why he must do the opposite of what he is told, and Jenna ruins Kenneth's page jacket, causing him to compete in a page-off to keep his job.

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Tell Me a Secret
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7.74
546 votes

#31 - Tell Me a Secret

Notorious (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 4

After Megan provides Julia with breaking news about a murdered college football player, a young man is accused of killing the student via an app which allows users to broadcast anonymous messages. Jake decides to take on the case once he learns the suspect is the son of a high school friend. Meanwhile, Levi is troubled by photos and information revealed during Oscar's interview from jail,

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Cougars
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7.74
1691 votes

#32 - Cougars

30 Rock - Season 2 - Episode 7

As part of his community service, Tracy must coach a little league team. All goes well until Jack takes interest in the team and turmoil starts from there. Meanwhile, Liz is asked out on a date by the new coffee boy, who thinks Liz is actually younger than she truly is.

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Whassup
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7.73
625 votes

#33 - Whassup

Parenthood (2010) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Adam and Kristina use questionable tactics to find out about Haddie's secret relationship. Sarah doesn't know how to talk to Drew when he starts showing signs of becoming a man. Meanwhile, Jabbar has a little accident while under Crosby's watch and Julia and Joel are hesitant to let Amber baby-sit for them.

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Money Isn't Everything
star
7.72
421 votes

#34 - Money Isn't Everything

The Gilded Age - Season 1 - Episode 2

Marian receives a visit from Tom Raikes, whose legal advice Peggy seeks. The Russells take center stage at a charity bazaar.

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Out of the Frying Pan
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7.72
673 votes

#35 - Out of the Frying Pan

Sex and the City - Season 6 - Episode 16

Aleksandr prefers strong coffee and stronger realities. In the meantime, Charlotte runs to escape the pain of not having a child and bumps into a small bundle of joy; Miranda puts her own desires aside and emphasizes Steve's; and Samantha audaciously gets a new hairstyle.

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Secrets and Lies
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7.72
1665 votes

#36 - Secrets and Lies

30 Rock - Season 2 - Episode 8

C.C. and Jack face a block in their relationship when C.C. decides to go public about the affair but Jack refuses. Meanwhile, Liz struggles to keep both Tracy and Jenna happy when the two find it hard to share the spotlight, while Frank makes fun of Toofer’s Harvard education with bizarre results.

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Pilot
star
7.71
1977 votes

#37 - Pilot

Psych - Season 1 - Episode 1

When Shawn Spencer is arrested for calling in an accurate tip to the police because only the perpetrator would know the details, his only way out is pretending to be a psychic. It turns out Santa Barbara PD isn't done with him. They ask him to consult on a kidnapping case, and a business is born.

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Irresistible Change
star
7.71
367 votes

#38 - Irresistible Change

The Gilded Age - Season 1 - Episode 7

As a historic moment captures the city, Agnes vows to protect her family’s reputation, while Larry’s career plans rub George the wrong way.

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The Baby Show
star
7.70
1911 votes

#39 - The Baby Show

30 Rock - Season 1 - Episode 9

There are mommy issues on the set when Jenna tells everyone that Liz wants to get pregnant, and Jack gives her some very personal parental advice. Meanwhile, Tracy wants Josh to be fired, because he doesn't like Josh's impression of him.

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In Place of Anger
star
7.70
758 votes

#40 - In Place of Anger

Six Feet Under - Season 2 - Episode 6

Matthew Heath Collins 1959 - 2001 Mitzi Hutley comes back into David and Nate's lives, bringing with her yet another offer from Kroehner. Ruth's estranged sister Sarah arrives for an unexpected visit, David considers giving his relationship with Keith another shot, and Brenda's feelings about her situation with Nate grow more muddled. A family dinner meant to announce some happy about Nate and Brenda goes awry thanks, in part, to Nikolai's vodka pouring influence.

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Kimmy Googles the Internet!
star
7.69
579 votes

#41 - Kimmy Googles the Internet!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 3 - Episode 11

Kimmy discovers the humiliating power of the internet. Titus wonders if he's compatible with Reuben. Jacqueline takes care of Mimi after butt surgery.

Kimmy Is Bad at Math!
star
7.69
1237 votes

#42 - Kimmy Is Bad at Math!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kimmy studies for her math GED exam with her classmate Dong, while Jaqueline changes her mind about getting divorced.

The Last Thanksgiving
star
7.69
517 votes

#43 - The Last Thanksgiving

The Big C - Season 2 - Episode 8

Cathy invites friends and family to a Thanksgiving dinner, but a long-hidden secret she brings to light causes trouble.

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Ellie
star
7.69
899 votes

#44 - Ellie

The West Wing - Season 2 - Episode 15

During an online chat, the Surgeon General comments favorably on the legalization of marijuana. The controversy heightens when Ellie Bartlet tells a reporter that her father would never fire the Surgeon General. Toby asks his ex-wife, a Congresswoman, for her help in strongly persuading Seth Gillette to participate in the Social Security panel.

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The Trip
star
7.68
842 votes

#45 - The Trip

Six Feet Under - Season 1 - Episode 11

Dillon Michael Cooper May 4, 2001 - May 23, 2001 The day before Rico is expecting his own new baby, he must deal with handling a 3-week old dead baby. Nate, David, and Brenda go to Las Vegas for a funeral director's convention. David continues to "date" rather random men, and trying desperately to hide it from his mother and family. Ruth gets bold and actually attempts to ask David about whether or not he is gay but David rudely interrupts her and says they can talk about it later. Claire is struggling with feelings for Gabe, whether they are guilt or adoration is a bit fuzzy. Ruth signs up for flower arranging classes to improve her skills, only to discover she's perceived as a bit controlling and uptight.

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Tucked Up in Newport
star
7.68
365 votes

#46 - Tucked Up in Newport

The Gilded Age - Season 1 - Episode 8

Peggy reveals the truth about her past, while George’s day in court arrives, and Marian considers her romantic future.

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Goldilocks and the Bears
star
7.67
544 votes

#47 - Goldilocks and the Bears

The Big C - Season 2 - Episode 7

Lee takes Cathy to a Tibetan doctor to deal with her high blood pressure. Feeling jealousy of Lee, Paul takes Cathy and Lee out for an evening, while Adam interfere with Andrea's date.

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The Perp Walk
star
7.67
689 votes

#48 - The Perp Walk

Notorious (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Sarah's funeral approaches, Jake's feelings may be clouding his ability to defend and protect an out-of-control Oscar from the press. Julia wants to locate Sarah's brother and only living family, to give Sarah a voice as well as to get an exclusive scoop on an alleged family argument. Also, Jake takes on a baby kidnapping and the mother's appearance on LHL uncovers an unexpected lead. Meanwhile, Sean "Diddy" Combs drops by LHL to see his friend Louise Herrick.

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Thin Ice
star
7.67
426 votes

#49 - Thin Ice

The Big C - Season 3 - Episode 1

Cathy receives medical news that gives her reason to hope for recovery; Sean supports Andrea's newfound appreciation for her African heritage; Adam turns to prayer to help his ailing mother.

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Bullock Returns to the Camp
star
7.65
1877 votes

#50 - Bullock Returns to the Camp

Deadwood - Season 1 - Episode 7

After tracking down a murderer, Bullock returns to Deadwood a changed man--and a marked one--while Utter must pay final respects to a fallen friend. Dority and Stubbs both take special interest when teenagers Miles and Flora Anderson arrive in camp in search of their father, each finding work at a rival saloon; Calamity Jane earns her moniker in the Pest Tent; Swearengen sees through Trixie's latest subterfuge; and Alma remains cold on Farnum's inappropriately advanced bid on her claim.

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