The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Lehmann
#1 - There Will Be Consequences
The Brink Season 1 - Episode 10
There is a looming global crisis, which Walter tries to avert with other heads of state via videoconferencing. Zeke and Glenn end up in a compromised state. Alex attempts to make a personal connection with Zaman.
#2 - I Was a Teenage Lesbian
The Larry Sanders Show Season 4 - Episode 11
While awaiting the results of a breast biopsy, a tense Paula angers Brett Butler who offers Larry some tips on his weekly massage. Hank interviews possible new agents while his beloved Sid lies gravely ill in the hospital.
#4 - Gumball!
Bored to Death Season 3 - Episode 2
On the run from the police, Jonathan and Ray turn to Howard (Patton Oswalt) for help with trying to find out who framed Jonathan for murder, while George runs interference for them in his own inimitable, marijuana-induced way.
#5 - Save Yourself
True Blood Season 5 - Episode 12
Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD; Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority; and Andy deals with the fallout of a pact.
#6 - Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode
The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 7
Excited about a "Room and Bored" episode dedicated to her character, Valerie pulls some strings to get a "name" actor to play Aunt Sassy's romantic interest. A celebration at the Viper Room proves typically embarrassing for Valerie.
#7 - The Dark... Whatever
Dexter Season 7 - Episode 10
Dexter is unnerved when Hannah's father pays him a surprise visit; the Phantom Arsonist's crimes become more vicious; and Quinn defends Nadia's honor and finds himself in a volatile situation. Meanwhile; LaGuerta asks a former superior for help on the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
#13 - The Black Clock of Time
Bored to Death Season 3 - Episode 3
Already nervous about his appearance on "The New Dick Cavett Show," Jonathan is thrown for a loop when another scheduled guest happens to be his nemesis, Louis Greene (John Hodgman). Meanwhile, Ray's attentiveness as a father is tested; and George is floored by Emily and Bernard's latest news.
#14 - Let's Boot and Rally
True Blood Season 5 - Episode 5
With time running short, Bill and Eric enlist Sookie to probe for clues on Russell's hiding place. Unable to deal with the demon magic inside him, Lafayette calls out to Jesus’ spirit for help. Patrick Devins and Terry are held hostage in the bunker of their Iraq War buddy Brian Eller. Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica gives Tara advice on adjusting to vampire life; Sam visits Luna with bad news.
#15 - Soul of Fire
True Blood Season 4 - Episode 11
It's up to Sookie and her powers to keep Bill, Eric and Pam from harm. While Jesus casts a spell, Lafayette is totally absorbed by the past. Sams gets even with Marcus and Alcide deals with Debbie head on. Andy's foray into the forest is filled with deep, overwhelming emotion.
#17 - Make a Wish
The Larry Sanders Show Season 5 - Episode 7
Larry wants to be on People's Ten Sexiest Men list, even if it means bumping off guest Ben Stiller. Beverly gets stuck taking care of their ""One Wish"" Foundation child when he comes to meet Larry. Hank distributes his illegally obtained Cuban cigars.
#22 - The Offer
Snowfall (2017) Season 2 - Episode 6
Franklin must deal with his past in order to retrieve stolen merchandise. Teddy and Matt take a trip to Central America. Now in the crosshairs of La Fuerza, Lucia and Gustavo set out to find the one thing that can save them.
#23 - Gone Fishing
Tyrant Season 1 - Episode 10
On the verge of betraying and displacing Jamal, Barry receives troublesome news that threatens to destroy everything he's worked so hard for. Meanwhile, Jamal's rising suspicions lead him to question the loyalty of those closest to him.
#24 - The Party
Californication Season 5 - Episode 11
Hank overstays his welcome at the house of Karen and Richard and hits the road with one last stop at Malibar, where he runs into Lizzie, who uses her newly acquired acting chops to lure him back to the Runkle Manor. Once there, Hank is surprised by everyone he loves and loathes: Karen, Becca, Charlie, Marcy, Stu, Richard and his creepy sponsor, Gabriel. Even Sam and Kali show up, but it's not a party until someone gets hurt and luckily for these partygoers, Hank has it in him for one final run-in with Tyler.
#25 - I'll Never Be Batman
The Brink Season 1 - Episode 4
Alex gets advice from Walter before his crucial rendezvous with Raja. Walter works around a medical emergency and interference from above to cut a deal with India's foreign minister. Zeke realizes he's promised more than he can deliver to the women in his life.
#26 - Thanksgiving
Scream Queens Season 1 - Episode 10
Chad takes Chanel to his family home for Thanksgiving, where she meets his brothers, Brad and Thad, as well as his parents. However, an uninvited guest throws the holiday into chaos. Meanwhile, Dean Munsch gathers the survivors at Kappa House, but dinner quickly explodes into accusations of who among them is really the killer. Then, the Red Devil carves up a deadly main course as another victim falls.
#29 - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
True Blood Season 3 - Episode 6
Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena's hands. Fueled by a night of bloody passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin's advances. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest; Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte's customer; and Jason's romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette's with Jesus. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it.
#31 - The Gowanus Canal Has Gonorrhea!
Bored to Death Season 2 - Episode 3
George worries about remaining “intact” after getting some sobering news from his new urologist, Dr. Kenwood. A bad day for Jonathan gets worse when a pair of S&M henchmen kidnap him. They demand a ransom which calls “GI” George & Ray to action.
#32 - Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs
The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 8
Valerie and Mark head to the desert for a long weekend at a Palm Springs resort - with strings attached. While Mark draws the line with Jane's crew on the golf course, Valerie finds a new mentor in an old acquaintance.
#33 - Five Votes Down
The West Wing Season 1 - Episode 4
Five votes keep a very important gun-control bill from being passed and the staff has 72 hours to track down the errant congressmen;Toby is accused of manipulating the stock market by having a friend testify to Commerce on internet stocks; Leo's wife gets fed up with his long hours.
#34 - I've Been Living Like a Demented God!
Bored to Death Season 2 - Episode 4
A professor hires Jonathan to track down a valuable item. George finds an alibi to explain the results of his drug test. Flushed with cash from his “Super Ray” comic book, Ray heads to the bar – and meets a familiar barfly.
#35 - The Blonde in the Woods
Bored to Death Season 3 - Episode 1
After celebrating the release of his new book, Jonathan learns some distressing familial news. George reunites with his daughter Emily and Ray spends time with his biological son Spencer. Meanwhile, Jonathan's latest case leaves him in a precarious position.
#37 - Night of the Dead Living
Homicide: Life On The Street Season 1 - Episode 9
On a slow and hot September night in the squad room with no air conditioning, the detectives spend the night together. Bayliss has a new suspect brought in on the Adena Watson case, a twelve-year-old boy. Munch deals with his breakup of his latest relationship. There is a mystery about a solitary lit candle in the squad room: who lights it and why? Bolander debates about calling the Dr. Blythe for a date. Santa Claus drops by depressed about today's society. Gee finds an abandoned baby in basement of the building.
#38 - Make-Believe
White Famous Season 1 - Episode 8
Floyd buries his pride and accepts a role in Kali's newest music video, directed by Teddy, to spend more time with the singer. Malcolm leverages his job as an agent to bag an ambitious backup dancer with big screen dreams. Meanwhile, Teddy and Floyd have a falling out as Balls battles the blues.
#39 - Authority Always Wins
True Blood Season 5 - Episode 2
Eric and Bill try to keep their wits about them when they're put through the interrogation wringer at the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Pam recalls her first meeting with Eric in early 20th-century San Francisco; Alcide turns his back on Marcus' wolf pack; Emma's grandmother comes between Sam and Luna; Steve Newlin wants what he thinks belongs to Jessica; and Jason's womanizing comes back to haunt him.
#41 - Wolves
White Famous Season 1 - Episode 6
A coked-out Teddy seeks Floyd's help in winning back the rights to 'Angry Black;' Malcolm sets up shop at Floyd and Balls' place while looking for new employment. Meanwhile, Amy's talent for negotiation gets tested when a confrontation with Peter turns violent and an unexpected opportunity presents itself to Floyd.
#42 - Coke Dick & First Kick
Californication Season 2 - Episode 6
Hank decides to seek out Lew Ashby’s long lost love, Janie Jones. Hank accidentally walks in on Julian going at it with a rocker chick he’s “mentoring”. Mia spends the day trailed by Rolling Stone reporter Annika Staley. The Runkle residence is transformed into the set of Vaginatown.
#43 - Hard-Hearted Hannah
True Blood Season 2 - Episode 6
Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric. Bill is shocked when a vampire from his past resurfaces in Dallas and keeps him hostage. Jason makes some difficult decisions. Andy interrogates Lafayette about his disappearance, Terry intervenes.
#44 - Valerie Bonds With the Cast
The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 3
After a table read for "the first official episode," Valerie invites her co-stars to a "bonding lunch," but Juna doesn't show up. The two make up later with a one-on-one lunch, where Valerie learns why Juna is such a paparazzi favorite.
#45 - Prayer for our Daughters
Tyrant Season 3 - Episode 4
Barry and Molly respond in wildly different ways to a catastrophe that threatens to throw the country off course. Violent protests break out in Abuddin. Fauzi and Leila launch their political campaigns in earnest while Al-Qadi grapples with his delicate position between Islamic factions.
#47 - Valerie Stands Up for Aunt Sassy
The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 4
Concerned that Paulie G. has written an unflattering line that will turn audiences against her character, Valerie enlists a new writer, Gigi, to help pitch a less offensive one. Meanwhile, Valerie rethinks her impulsive decision to adopt a puppy.
#49 - She's Not There
True Blood Season 4 - Episode 1
Sookie journeys away from Bon Temps; Eric and Bill try to win back the human public; Jason learns that no good deed goes unpunished; Tara finds refuge in close quarters; Sam bonds with his own; Hoyt and Jessica debate the dinner menu; Jesus urges Lafayette to join a coven; and Terry tries to alleviate Arlene’s fears about the baby.
#50 - Tweet Tweet Tweet
The Brink Season 1 - Episode 6
Walter runs into Joanne in Tel Aviv and tries to use her new position to his advantage. Zeke and Glenn, who are being held hostage by Martin and Vanessa, agree to participate in role-playing games in hopes of being released. Kittredge shares a revolutionary dream with Alex.
#52 - We Could Sing a Duet
Bored to Death Season 3 - Episode 4
George urges Jonathan to show Emily what it's like to be out with a younger man, but they wind up on a stakeout with a wannabe gumshoe (Brett Gelman) impersonating Jonathan. Meanwhile, George goes out on the town with Bernard, but is shocked to learn that Richard Antrem (Oliver Platt) is a competing restaurateur; and Ray is drawn to an older woman (Olympia Dukakis) after a fight with Leah.
#53 - I'm Alive and on Fire
True Blood Season 4 - Episode 4
Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates Luna's inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy returns to his roots.
#54 - Play Me
Nurse Jackie Season 3 - Episode 3
Kevin's younger sister Tunie visits after a breakup with her boyfriend. Lenny prepares a surprise romantic picnic for Zoey. Two street vendors are brought in after a turf war turns violent. Akalitus fights Catholic bureaucrats over the hospital's chapel.
#55 - Another Perfect Day
Californication Season 4 - Episode 9
Evicted from his apartment, Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca while he prepares for his trial and teaches his daughter to drive; while Karen's out on a date with Ben, Becca and Pearl steal the Porsche and wreck it.
#56 - The Baptism
Big Love Season 1 - Episode 10
The Henrickson's prepare Teenie's baptism with friction and surprises from Barb's judgmental sister. Bill decides to take preemptive action against Roman with his brother. Margene continues to butt heads with Nicki, and her misfortunes pile up. Ben wants to show his affection to Brynn but is surprised when she demands something more.
#57 - Glass Houses
Californication Season 3 - Episode 6
Karen hatches a plan to move the family back to New York for good. Hank's mighty pleased, but Becca's crestfallen about leaving her new best friend, Chelsea. After inviting herself to Hank's class, Karen meets the comely ladies of the university: T.A. Jill Robinson and sexpot student Jackie. Later on, tempers flare when Becca and Chelsea get into some serious trouble and Hank and Karen are forced to pay a tense visit to Chelsea's parents, Felicia and Stacy Koons. Charlie is crushed when Marcy loudly consummates her girlhood-crush on Rick Springfield. But Sue Collini thinks up a creative way to restore Charlie's confidence.
#59 - Escape from Dragon House
True Blood Season 1 - Episode 4
One of the barmaids from Merlotte's is murdered and all signs point to Jason as her killer. Also evident is the fact that she had been around vampires, and Sookie knows just where to go to find out who the girl had been with. Bill introduces Sookie to Fangtasia, the biggest vampire bar in Shreveport, and Eric, the oldest vampire in Shreveport. Her search could lead her into territory she never thought she'd cover.
#60 - State of Emergency
Tyrant Season 1 - Episode 2
When Barry's older brother, Jamal, the newly appointed President of Abbudin, is incapacitated, Barry must put his plans to return to America on hold. His life is further complicated, when his nephew's new bride is kidnapped by terrorists.
#61 - Keep This Party Going
True Blood Season 2 - Episode 2
Sookie is forced to babysits Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire's presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes an impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve and Sarah Newlin. While one of his fellow campers, Amanda Jane with her band, the God Rockets, livens the spirits at camp with their hit single, Jesus Asked Me Out Today. Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte's patrons.
#62 - Like Father Like Son
Californication Season 7 - Episode 3
Hank gets his first episode assignment, much to the dismay of coworkers Terry and Hugh. Meanwhile, Levon tries to bond with Rath's assistant; Charlie attempts to patch things up with Marcy; and Karen considers giving up on Hank.
#65 - New Beginnings
The Big C Season 1 - Episode 11
Paul seeks support from people at his work place, but gets more than he bargained for. Sean pulls away from Rebecca when it appears she’s getting too serious. Cathy, Marlene and Rebecca have a girl’s lunch at a strip joint -- which unexpectedly influences Cathy’s thoughts about her cancer. Adam meets a girl, Mia, at the bus stop.
#69 - Outer Darkness
Big Love Season 3 - Episode 9
Nicki's homecoming, after a visit from her sister wives, isn't what she imagined; Barb endures a trying experience at her old church; Ted does an about-face on the casino project; Scott's reunion with Sarah doesn't go over well with her father or brother; Joey is upset by Bill's change of heart about Roman after the Greenes' latest move.
#70 - Win at All Costas
Go On Season 1 - Episode 12
Ryan receives an invitation from Bob Costas, his hero, to take part on his new TV show while Fausta invites everyone in the group to her niece's Quincenierra - everyone except Anne. Meanwhile, after completing a major project at work, Mr. K searches to find a new way to contribute and make a difference.
#71 - Divine Intervention
The Big C Season 1 - Episode 10
Cathy’s unexpected visit to Andrea’s home yields many surprises. Later, Cathy seeks spiritual advice at church and while helping around the house. Rebecca calls it quits with Sean in order to reconcile her friendship with Cathy. Adam apologizes to Andrea. Paul sleeps with Tina. Cathy reveals to Paul she has cancer.
#73 - The Case of the Missing Screenplay
Bored to Death Season 1 - Episode 3
While attending a New York film society function, George introduces Jonathan to a filmmaker, who asks him to rewrite a screenplay. Later, he goes out with a party girl and leaves the script at her home, which happens to be a shrink's office. Jonathan asks Ray to pose as a patient to recover the script. Meanwhile, George encounters his ex-wife and her smug new husband.
#75 - Gaman
The Terror Season 2 - Episode 3
As the Terminal Islanders adjust to their new surroundings, Chester tries to provide for his family, while fending off the evil that follows him; Henry reels from the trauma of his imprisonment; Asako sees bad omens; Amy takes up a new job.
#78 - Pilot
The Beautiful Life: TBL Season 1 - Episode 1
Beneath the glamor and privileges of a model lies backstabbing, insecurity, jealousy and competition. In the series premiere, young models Raina Marinelli and Chris Andrews slowly adjust to the intense fashion world. Meanwhile, notorious supermodel Sonja Stone returns to New York City after her mysterious disappearance.
#79 - The Beautiful Aftermath
The Beautiful Life: TBL Season 1 - Episode 2
Believing that his chances at a modeling career are over, Chris makes arrangements to leave New York City. However, an unexpected call from Claudia quickly leads to a change of plans. Meanwhile, secrets from Raina's past are exposed when Marissa invites Raina's brother Alex to a party, and Marissa decides to seek revenge publicly when she believes that Sonja stole a major campaign from her.
#80 - The Beautiful Lie
The Beautiful Life: TBL Season 1 - Episode 3
Trouble brews between Chris and Raina when Raina books a big Calvin Klein campaign with Cole under false pretense that they're a real life couple. Chris books his first big spread with Isaac for Details magazine. Repercussions from Sonja's planted photo create major difficulties in her life and career. Marissa helps her designer friend Richie Rich throw a party to show off his new collection.
#81 - The Beautiful Triangle
The Beautiful Life: TBL Season 1 - Episode 4
The sparks between Cole and Raina fly in public and in private during their Calvin Klein photo shoot causing their outside relationships to suffer. Sonja, with the help of Claudia and Claudias husband Richard, books her first major cosmetics campaign since her fall from grace. Marissa tries to help Rainas brother Alex out by bringing in the A-listers to his club.
#82 - The Beautiful Campaign
The Beautiful Life: TBL Season 1 - Episode 5
The unveiling of the Calvin Klein billboard in Times Square and the interest from W Magazine starts to take a toll on Raina as she continues to struggle with her feelings for Cole. Problems arise in Claudias marriage with Richard while Sonjas working on the campaign. Marissa steals a one of a kind pair of shoes from Max Azaria when she doesnt get booked for the Herve Leger show.