The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Pressman


#1 - Restitution

Justified Season 5 - Episode 13

Raylan has one last shot at taking down Art's would-be assassin, while cartel killers have Boyd's back against the wall.

star 8.26
947 votes
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#2 - Starvation

Justified Season 5 - Episode 12

Raylan puts pressure on every criminal in town as a ploy to arrest Darryl Crowe Jr., while Boyd and Duffy enlist an unlikely ally to fight off cartel killers.

star 8.14
954 votes
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#3 - Collateral

Justified Season 6 - Episode 12

Raylan and Boyd’s paths cross as they search for Ava in the mountains. Markham recruits an unlikely ally to his cause.

star 8.10
985 votes
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Infection (2)

#4 - Infection (2)

Chicago Med Season 5 - Episode 4

Dr. Manning’s actions with a recent patient lead to serious repercussions. April and Noah disagree over a patient who is injured after a beating. Dr. Charles is visited by a childhood friend with a surprising revelation.

star 8.10
407 votes
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Never Going Back to Normal

#5 - Never Going Back to Normal

Chicago Med Season 5 - Episode 1

Will and Natalie battle for their lives after a car accident. An investigation is launched following the suspicious death of Cornelius Rhodes. Maggie receives life-changing news. Dr. Charles cuts his honeymoon short to tend to a patient.

star 8.05
423 votes
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The Apparition

#6 - The Apparition

Alpha House Season 2 - Episode 5

Gil John tries to right things after the Watts brothers "Swift Boat" his former player. Julie shocks Louis and Louise by announcing she's pregnant from an anonymous donor, while Adriana confronts Marta the housekeeper about Andy. Louis tries to debate Penn Jillette, but he's no match for what the magician has up his sleeves.

star 8.01
82 votes
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Mother's Day

#7 - Mother's Day

Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 22

Frank must race to stop a biological weapon attack on New York City, while keeping it a secret from his family during their most sentimental holiday, Mother’s Day. Meanwhile, a long-standing conflict between Danny and Jamie comes to a head.

star 7.95
315 votes
Number One with a Bullet

#8 - Number One with a Bullet

Kidnapped Season 1 - Episode 4

The kidnappers target Leopold's bodyguard Virgil once again as he prepares for surgery. Conrad is questioned by the police regarding something from his past. Ellie joins an annoymous group for parents of kidnapped children. Knapp looks into the bullet that was used to shoot Virgil.

star 7.93
14 votes
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We Are Everyone

#9 - We Are Everyone

Elementary Season 2 - Episode 3

When Holmes and Watson set out to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, their lives are disrupted when they are targeted by the group of cyber-activists protecting him. Meanwhile, Joan takes the advice of a friend and signs up for an online dating service.

star 7.89
2186 votes
To Serve with Love

#10 - To Serve with Love

The Closer Season 7 - Episode 3

Flynn and Provenza get into the usual trouble moonlighting as process servers when a man dies shortly after they serve him.

star 7.89
179 votes
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#11 - Chinatown

Blue Bloods Season 1 - Episode 8

After meeting with federal agents in a dark edge of Chinatown, Jamie witnesses a crime in progress and his suspect is killed while in pursuit. Now, Danny must solve the case in order for Jamie to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation.

star 7.88
420 votes
April: Week Six

#12 - April: Week Six

In Treatment Season 2 - Episode 27

When April reveals something about one of her closest friends, Paul questions her ability to rely on other people.

star 7.87
39 votes
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Fathers and Sons

#13 - Fathers and Sons

Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 10

When two motorists driving gas-guzzling cars die at the hands of a sniper, Danny and Kate are put on the case of what the city believes is the work of a radical environmental serial killer. Meanwhile, a bicycle accident sends Danny’s son Sean to the hospital with a life-threatening injury.

star 7.85
349 votes
All That Glitters

#14 - All That Glitters

Blue Bloods Season 1 - Episode 20

Frank’s frustrations rise when the media sensationalizes the murder of a tourist shot and killed outside a trendy Lower East Side restaurant.

star 7.83
345 votes
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Star-Struck Victims

#15 - Star-Struck Victims

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 16

When a lack of evidence leads Barba to drop rape charges against a popular actor; Rollins takes matters into her own hands.

star 7.83
470 votes
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Sanctuary (2)

#16 - Sanctuary (2)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 18 - Episode 21

In the conclusion of the season finale, the unexpected release of a suspect in a hate crime case leaves Benson and Barba caught between two families seeking justice for their loved ones. As public protests escalate to violence, Benson goes to desperate lengths to make an arrest.

star 7.82
945 votes
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I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me

#17 - I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me

Grey's Anatomy Season 6 - Episode 3

Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work. Meanwhile, nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital in the wake of an announcement from the Chief, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts, including Cristina, who attempts to work alongside Arizona in pediatrics. And Bailey and Alex's patient's already complex case is further complicated by her schizophrenic son.

star 7.82
665 votes
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Dreamers Often Lie

#18 - Dreamers Often Lie

Star-Crossed Season 1 - Episode 5

When Gloria tells the Atrian Seven they are allowed to spend some time outside their sector, Roman sees it as an opportunity to further investigate his father’s mysterious past and makes a stunning discovery. Emery and Grayson go out on a date, but their night is ruined after Eric calls Grayson for help and ends up putting everyone in danger. Drake mistakes Taylor for an undercover Trag, and Lukas makes his move on Sophia. Meanwhile, Teri tries to take over Drake’s mission.

star 7.82
352 votes
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Zero Tolerance

#19 - Zero Tolerance

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 20 - Episode 3

After the rescue of a young girl from a sex trafficker, Benson and Stone must take drastic measures to reunite her with her mother. Meanwhile, Rollins decides to give her rocky relationship another chance.

star 7.81
416 votes
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The Good Lawyer

#20 - The Good Lawyer

Boston Legal Season 3 - Episode 16

When Alan tries two separate cases, one includes the defense of a therapist who was fired for his belief in UFO's. In the meantime Clarence is obscured by Claire's dinner invitation; and Bethany attempts to bring out Denny's spirituality.

star 7.80
222 votes
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Saving Face

#21 - Saving Face

The Closer Season 3 - Episode 3

At a retired cop’s funeral, Lt Provenza and Lt. Flynn discover something quite unexpected along with the corpse.

star 7.79
191 votes
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Lesson Learned

#22 - Lesson Learned

Chicago Med Season 2 - Episode 18

Will is troubled with a moral decision when his former teacher, Dr. Bella Rowan, is faced with a life-threating disease. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bardovi get involved in a sensitive situation when Rhodes disagrees with the father of a young patient regarding a risky procedure. Dr. Charles and Sarah handle an unusual case with a pilot that causes Sarah to have memories of Jason Wheeler’s suicide. Maggie takes an aggressive approach to training a new nurse.

star 7.78
1388 votes
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#23 - Mercy

Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 1

Frank is put on the spot when a supporter for the mayor is found dead and the mayor wants Frank to position it as a random act of violence to the public. Meanwhile, Jamie goes on his first undercover assignment at a bar where meets and bonds with a suspicious patron.

star 7.78
385 votes
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Here Comes the Flood

#24 - Here Comes the Flood

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 - Episode 3

When the plumbing springs a leak, chaos breaks out at Seattle Grace as the Chief tries to put in place new teaching methods. Meanwhile, George takes his residency exam; and Derek attempts to get Meredith's roommates to move out, much to their surprise.

star 7.76
687 votes
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#25 - Superfreak

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 - Episode 3

Issues surface when Derek's estranged sister, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), visits unexpectedly; Meredith and Derek continue to try to ease Cristina back into surgery.

star 7.76
710 votes
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Choice of Evils

#26 - Choice of Evils

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 15

After the body of a teenage boy is found dead in a warehouse, detectives use DNA to connect the boy to a convicted rapist and serial killer, then to the boy's mother, Allison Ashburn, the convict's ex-wife. While trying to solve Danny's murder, Fontana and Green learn that he recently got his girlfriend Tina pregnant, and his mother had seen him recently when she had given him money despite having claimed she hadn't seen him for months. Allison finally admits that she murdered her son after the police arrest her new husband John, but claims she did it to save the world from her son, whom she was convinced would become a monster just like her father. Borgia and McCoy face an uphill battle trying to convict the perfect soccer mom.

star 7.76
66 votes
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Producer's Backend

#27 - Producer's Backend

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 - Episode 3

Amaro's by-the-book handling of a starlet's arrest gets him back on the SVU squad in time to investigate the actress's latest offense, statutory rape.

star 7.75
358 votes
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Little Fish

#28 - Little Fish

Blue Bloods Season 1 - Episode 11

A high-end escort’s body is found in the river; Frank vows to get justice in a 25-year-old case.

star 7.75
385 votes
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#29 - Glue

Weeds Season 5 - Episode 12

Nancy, Andy and Cesar team up to look for Esteban when he goes missing. In the meantime, Dean and Doug start their scheme of revenge against Celia, while Silas and Shane develop a need to protect their new stepsister.

star 7.74
416 votes
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Devil in Disguise

#30 - Devil in Disguise

Chicago Med Season 3 - Episode 15

Dr. Charles and Dr. Reese search for answers when a mother brings in her daughter claiming she is possessed. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker are tasked with finding a way to save a pair of conjoined twins. Dr. Halstead struggles to get Dr. Manning’s attention. Maggie measures her options in the wake of her recent actions.

star 7.73
739 votes
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Making a Rapist

#31 - Making a Rapist

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 18 - Episode 2

Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.

star 7.72
1194 votes
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Ghosts in the Attic

#32 - Ghosts in the Attic

Chicago Med Season 4 - Episode 13

Halstead hides the theft of his gun from a suspicious Manning. Tensions are still high between Connor and Bekker, who take a risk operating on an HIV-positive patient. Hank breaks down when he sees a patient from his past.

star 7.71
521 votes
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#33 - Admissions

Unforgettable Season 3 - Episode 9

Carrie and Al dig into the secrets of students and faculty at an elite prep school when a high-powered CEO and father of one of the students is murdered.

star 7.71
322 votes
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Domestic Disturbance

#34 - Domestic Disturbance

Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 2

A woman recants a domestic-abuse claim, but Danny and Jackie continue to investigate the situation. Soon they uncover the woman’s secret affair with a powerful politician who’s friends with Frank. Meanwhile, Linda returns to the workforce, causing chaos at home.

star 7.71
349 votes
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Part II

#35 - Part II

The Practice Season 1 - Episode 2

Eugene tries to protect a client whose husband terrorizes her and their son. Meanwhile, Bobby seeks the help of an old friend who's a loan officer in an attempt to keep the firm afloat.

star 7.71
68 votes
Sport of Kings

#36 - Sport of Kings

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 22

The shooting of a Panamanian jockey sends Fontana and Falco into the colorful world of horse racing, and they learn that the animal's owner used stolen funds for the purchase.

star 7.70
71 votes
They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney

#37 - They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney

Damages Season 2 - Episode 8

As she copes with mounting pressure, Patty begins to unravel Walter Kendrick's energy scheme. Meanwhile, Arthur Frobisher's past will come back to haunt him.

star 7.70
169 votes
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Flight Risk

#38 - Flight Risk

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 11

An airline pilot accuses her captain of sexual assault, so Barba convenes a grand jury to determine their employer’s complicity in the crime. Fin ensures that Benson is protected at work.

star 7.70
574 votes
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Machetes Up Top

#39 - Machetes Up Top

Weeds Season 5 - Episode 2

Nancy pays a secret visit to Guillermo in prison; Celia puts her time in the rebel camp to good use by organizing their supplies; Shane decides to visit Nancy's estranged sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh); Silas and Doug second-guess their choice of a pot-growing plot.

star 7.68
439 votes
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Mr. Success

#40 - Mr. Success

Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 3

Marius' exacting parole officer insists that he come into the city for a mandatory appointment. To get there on time, Marius must fend off Pete's curious cousins Julia, Taylor, and Carly, an increasingly suspicious Audrey, and a terrifying ambush. Meanwhile, Eddie becomes desperate in captivity, Vince's lieutenant Winslow hunts for Marius, and a reluctant Katie helps Marius cover his tracks.

star 7.67
1815 votes
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#41 - Acid

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 10

After the daughter of one of Van Buren's college friends is found dead in her room, a suicide, Van Buren joins Green and Fontana in hunting down the man who burned her face with acid months earlier, ultimately leading to her suicide. Van Buren is unsucces

star 7.67
69 votes
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Forty-One Witnesses

#42 - Forty-One Witnesses

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 13

A woman is followed home and raped outside her building, where several neighbors witness the crime but fail to call for help.

star 7.66
500 votes
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#43 - Brothel

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 20 - Episode 15

Fin teams up with an old colleague to track down the proprietor of a pop-up brothel.

star 7.66
315 votes
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Rape Interrupted

#44 - Rape Interrupted

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 18 - Episode 5

A sergeant makes Benson choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.

star 7.66
1076 votes
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Maternal Instincts

#45 - Maternal Instincts

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 6

Rollins' mother Beth throws her a baby shower while the SVU reports to a four-star hotel where a famous violinist was raped by her colleague, Anton Krasnikov. With no memory of the crime, Anton claims a hired escort drugged and robbed him, and evidence leads to the shocking return of Rollins' fugitive sister Kim. Meanwhile, Sgt. Mike Dodds arrives for his first day at SVU.

star 7.65
469 votes
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How the Sausage Is Made

#46 - How the Sausage Is Made

Elementary Season 5 - Episode 8

Joan worries Sherlock’s sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Sherlock and Joan discover a man’s death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry.

star 7.64
2897 votes
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Decaying Morality

#47 - Decaying Morality

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 - Episode 13

Two families are left to pick up the pieces of their lives when a rape case goes terribly wrong.

star 7.64
237 votes
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Melancholy Pursuit

#48 - Melancholy Pursuit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 8

The hunt for a missing teenage girl takes an emotional toll on Sgt. Dodds, and DNA evidence becomes a crucial lead in finding the girl's abductor.

star 7.63
461 votes
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All My Exes Live in Essex

#49 - All My Exes Live in Essex

Elementary Season 4 - Episode 4

When Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a fertility lab technician, they discover the woman had a secret personal life that leads them to multiple suspects. Also, the tables are turned on Watson when she’s investigated by an NYPD detective.

star 7.63
2047 votes
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Baby Boom

#50 - Baby Boom

Law & Order: Trial by Jury Season 1 - Episode 5

Kibre and Gaffney must prosecute a nanny accused of killing the baby she was caring for by causing shaken baby syndrome. The only problem is they receive a judge who favors the defense since he was a former legal aid attorney.

star 7.63
48 votes
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#51 - Mood

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 2

The bizarre details of a woman’s rape put the SVU at odds when Rollins and Carisi think her story is fabricated. Meanwhile, Benson goes on the offensive when her personal life is scrutinized.

star 7.62
918 votes
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Love Hurts

#52 - Love Hurts

NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 - Episode 8

The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Petty Officer found in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring and proposal plan in hand. However, the case takes a mysterious turn when the team is unable to locate his supposed long-term girlfriend.

star 7.61
402 votes
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Gov Love

#53 - Gov Love

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 7

The investigation into the death of a governor's wife uncovers a web of infidelity, greed, and corruption which forces McCoy to counter a defense based on a ground-breaking interpretation of spousal privilege.

star 7.58
79 votes
Sunk Cost Fallacy

#54 - Sunk Cost Fallacy

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 19

The search for an abducted woman and her young daughter leads Lt. Benson to cross paths with an old friend. Stone must make a tough decision on behalf of his sister.

star 7.54
481 votes
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#55 - Release

Law & Order Season 17 - Episode 8

After Hudson Moore is found bludgeoned in the back of the Babes Being Bad bus, suspicion initially truns to the company's creator, Chris Drake, until video footage leads detectives to a young woman who was with Moore the night that he died. After concentrating their investigation on the young woman, the reasons behind Moore's murder soon become apparent, and McCoy and Rubirosa struggle to prosecute a man who, while not directly responsible for the murder, may have been responsible for the incidents that led up to it.

star 7.52
78 votes
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#56 - Genes

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 18 - Episode 13

An investigation hits a nerve with Benson when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape.

star 7.52
1105 votes
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Reasonable Doubts

#57 - Reasonable Doubts

The Practice Season 2 - Episode 1

Bobby's judgment is called into question by the firm's other members when he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful, icy client who shot to death a male neighbor she claims was attempting to rape her. The prosecution says it was murder.

star 7.50
58 votes
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House of Cards

#58 - House of Cards

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 7

The team investigates the killing of a single mother and the abduction of her child.

star 7.49
76 votes
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My Maharishi is Bigger than Your Maharishi

#59 - My Maharishi is Bigger than Your Maharishi

Life on Mars (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

The murder of a returning Vietnam veteran has Lieutenant Hunt outraged, as he demands a quick resolution to what quickly becomes a complicated and controversial case. As Sam and the squad's team of detectives explore the circumstances surrounding the homicide, Tyler is sent down a mysterious path that may provide clues about his own family's past and why he is back in 1973

star 7.48
33 votes
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Charity Case

#60 - Charity Case

Law & Order Season 17 - Episode 12

Green and Cassady investigate after Sean Archer, a producer who had recently adopted a child from Africa with his wife, well-known actress Sofia, is gunned down outside an ice cream shop while holding baby Christopher. The shooting is soon linked to the recent adoption of Christopher, which had received international scrutiny because it appeared to have been pushed through based on the couple's celebrity status. McCoy and Rubirosa initially investigate the murder of Sean Archer, which soon turns into an investigation of a child's death when the identity of baby Christopher comes under question.

star 7.45
73 votes
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Chapter Ten

#61 - Chapter Ten

Boston Public Season 1 - Episode 10

Sheryl Holt breaks the news about Milton and Lisa's secret affair on her Web site. Suspicious, Harper confronts Buttle about his sexual involvement, but Milton disavows any wrongdoing, claiming that he and Lisa have started a ""Shakespeare Club."" Concerned about his friend, Riley decides to keep quiet for now, but begs Buttle to stop seeing his new ""girlfriend."" However, Riley has his hands full with another explosive situation - an anonymous bully has severely beaten three male students. When he discovers that the bully is actually an extremely overweight girl who was only defending herself from relentless verbal abuse, he enlists her for the wrestling squad. After enduring further derision, she defeats her opponent at her first match and earns the respect of her teammates and family. Meanwhile, Marylin suspects that a girl in her class is a victim of incest when the student writes a ""fictional"" essay about her father molesting her. Although her pupil denies it, Marylin alerts Big Boy

star 7.44
18 votes