The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Rymer

The Wrath of the Lamb

#1 - The Wrath of the Lamb

Hannibal Season 3 - Episode 13

In a desperate bid to slay Francis Dolarhyde, Will Graham engineers a cunning ploy utilizing Hannibal Lecter. Upon learning of his plan, Bedelia Du Maurier voices concerns that Will's actions may not only put his life in peril, but the lives of those around him. As the end draws near, Will remains unflinching in his game with Hannibal — even when it means coming face-to-face with his own darkest fears.

star 8.73
1943 votes
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Daybreak (2)

#2 - Daybreak (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 4 - Episode 20

Adama and the Galactica crew stake the survival of the human race on their plan to rescue Hera from the Cylon colony in this, the series finale.

star 8.41
2899 votes
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#3 - Revelations

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 4 - Episode 10

D'Anna holds President Roslin and other Colonials hostage in order to draw out the Final Five from the Colonial fleet. Col. Tigh believes he has the solution to end the standoff.

star 8.39
3321 votes
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Crossroads (2)

#4 - Crossroads (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 20

As Baltar's trial comes to a conclusion, key members of the fleet discover that they may be the Final Five Cylons. Tigh attempts to decipher the strange music he is hearing in his head, while a Cylon fleet approaches.

star 8.37
2857 votes
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#5 - Tome-wan

Hannibal Season 2 - Episode 12

In a therapy session, Will imagines how he would kill Hannibal, honestly sharing his visions, and oddly bolstering their co-dependency. Later, in a session with Mason Verger, Hannibal discusses Margot’s unfortunate “accident” and other veiled threats. Jack grows impatient with Will’s progress on catching Hannibal, and brings in a surprise witness from the past to help. And when Hannibal’s life is threatened, Will must decide whether to come to his aid, and give Hannibal the opportunity for revenge.

star 8.33
3040 votes
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#6 - Mukōzuke

Hannibal Season 2 - Episode 5

When one of the team's own is found in a grotesque tableau, Will volunteers to assist with the profile and informs Jack that it's the work of the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat Killer, the two are one and the same. Dr. Able Gideon is brought back to the asylum to help confirm Will's claims of the Ripper's true identity, but instead suggests to Will the idea of putting an end to the Ripper once and for all. Confined behind bars, Will enlists the help of Freddie Lounds to contact his murderous admirer through her website.

star 8.30
3256 votes
Kobol's Last Gleaming (2)

#7 - Kobol's Last Gleaming (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 1 - Episode 13

When Commander Adama learns that Kara disobeyed orders and Jumped to Caprica on orders from President Roslin, he demands the president's resignation, with the implied threat of a military coup. Roslin refuses his demand and sparks a confrontation.

star 8.27
3285 votes
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AKA Smile

#8 - AKA Smile

Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 1 - Episode 13

Jessica and Luke get help from someone else in the neighborhood. Kilgrave gears up for a major test of powers against Jessica.

star 8.21
4899 votes
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#9 - Relevés

Hannibal Season 1 - Episode 12

After Georgia Madchen dies in an explosion, Will asserts that the copy cat killer is still alive. The BAU team links Abigail to the Minnesota Shrike victims and plan to arrest her only to find Will has checked her out of the hospital. Will's hallucinations intensify, causing him to lose Abigail in Minnesota. Meanwhile, Hannibal's subtle manipulation convinces Jack that Will is capable of murder. Hannibal makes an astonishing admission to Abigail.

star 8.16
4004 votes
Lay Down Your Burdens (2)

#10 - Lay Down Your Burdens (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 20

When Baltar wins the vote, Roslin considers stealing the election because she believes he is a Cylon collaborator.

star 8.16
3041 votes
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#11 - Yakimono

Hannibal Season 2 - Episode 7

When Jack Crawford’s star pupil Miriam Lass is found alive, she becomes the FBI’s best hope to identifying the Chesapeake Ripper, but her foggy memory complicates the search. Evidence found at the site of Miriam’s rescue exonerates Will Graham of any involvement in the Ripper and Copycat cases, and he is released from the asylum. Will warns Dr. Chilton that he could be in danger due to his intimate knowledge of the Ripper case, but when Chilton tries to confide in Jack that he shares Will’s fears about Hannibal, he is rebuffed — no evidence has been found against Hannibal, despite the FBI’s efforts. Meanwhile, Jack wastes no time in reinstating Will on the BAU team as they hunt for the Ripper.

star 8.11
3427 votes
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Resurrection Ship (2)

#12 - Resurrection Ship (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 12

The struggle between Adama and Cain is temporarily put on hold while the two Battlestars combine forces for an assault on the Cylon Resurrection Ship. Apollo faces a momentous decision and Baltar takes an interest in Gina, the Cylon prisoner.

star 8.10
3261 votes
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Resurrection Ship (1)

#13 - Resurrection Ship (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 11

The Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus face a new Cylon target, a "Resurrection" ship, while a power struggle threatens to result in all-out war among the human fleet.

star 8.09
3175 votes
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Daybreak (1)

#14 - Daybreak (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 4 - Episode 19

With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.

star 8.06
3418 votes
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#15 - Pegasus

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 10

Battlestar Galactica was not the only Battlestar to have survived the cylon attack, The Battlestar Pegasus also survived.

star 8.01
3290 votes
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The Hand of God

#16 - The Hand of God

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 1 - Episode 10

As its fuel supply dwindles, the fleet must seek out a new supply of tylium ore or risk becoming sitting ducks to any Cylon attack. A recon patrol finds an asteroid full of the fuel, but there's a catch — the Cylons have found it first and established a heavily guarded refining plant.

star 8.00
3473 votes
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#17 - Shiizakana

Hannibal Season 2 - Episode 9

The FBI is called in to investigate the discovery of a truck driver's body, seemingly torn apart by two separate species of animal working in tandem, neither of which consumed their kill. After one of his therapy sessions, Will meets Hannibal's strange new patient, Margot Verger. Will and Margot compare notes on Hannibal and his unconventional advice. Continually encouraging his patients to revel in what they are, Hannibal aims to determine Will's true self by sending him a test, the results of which surprise even Hannibal.

star 7.99
3121 votes
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#18 - Scattered

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 1

With Adama out of action, Colonel Tigh takes his position as commander of the Galactica. Boomer is in jail, and the cat's out of the bag - she's a Cylon.

star 7.95
3227 votes
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#19 - Entrée

Hannibal Season 1 - Episode 6

Jack and Alana are contacted by a former colleague, Dr. Chilton, who believes he has The Chesapeake Ripper in custody, but then one of his patients commits a murder that matches The Ripper's profile. The team determines the Ripper was a surgeon and is still at large when Jack's former protege Miriam becomes the next victim. Jack copes with her loss and the prospect of losing his wife by opening-up to Hannibal.

star 7.95
4254 votes
Tuscan Red

#20 - Tuscan Red

Longmire Season 2 - Episode 9

Following an explosion on the reservation and the discovery of a charred dead body, Walt is bombarded with public confrontation as the Cheyennes blame the blast on gas leaked from fracking by Newett Energy. Meanwhile, Branch reconnects with Cady and uncovers information that could help him in the election.

star 7.92
908 votes
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#21 - Amuse-Bouche

Hannibal Season 1 - Episode 2

Will Graham, now an official special investigator with the FBI, helps Jack Crawford and the BAU unit search for a murderer who buries his victims alive to use as fertilizer. Tabloid journalist, Freddie Lounds, sets her sights on Will.

star 7.90
5894 votes
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The Eye of Jupiter (1)

#22 - The Eye of Jupiter (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 11

Tyrol discovers the Temple of Five on the algae planet. The temple may hold the Eye of Jupiter, which is believed to show the way to Earth. The Cylons take a keen interest in the discovery. Athena learns that her baby, Hera, may still be alive. Lee relies on Anders to help build civilian support for the protection of the Eye. His relationship with Kara complicates matters.

star 7.88
2809 votes
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Rapture (2)

#23 - Rapture (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 12

D'Anna/Number Three squares off against Adama over the Temple of the Five. Athena asks for Helo's aid in her plan to rescue Hera. On the algae planet, Apollo orders Dee to leave her defended position in order to save Kara. Anders helps Apollo to hold off the Cylon Centurion attack. Another copy of D'Anna finds the Temple and continues her search for the identities of the Final Five. Her messianic complex begins to concern the other Cylons.

star 7.86
2744 votes
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Boy Parts

#24 - Boy Parts

American Horror Story Season 3 - Episode 2

Fiona helps Zoe and Madison deal with a horrible tragedy. Delphine LaLaurie struggles to adjust to modern life. Cordelia faces a dark decision about her family.

star 7.85
3659 votes
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He That Believeth in Me

#25 - He That Believeth in Me

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 4 - Episode 1

During the Cylon attack, Sam Anders has a strange encounter with a Cylon Raider. The crew of the Galactica view Starbuck's return with suspicion and doubt. Gaius Baltar takes refuge with a group of women who believe he has the power to heal others.

star 7.85
3456 votes
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Kobol's Last Gleaming (1)

#26 - Kobol's Last Gleaming (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 1 - Episode 12

While flying a supply patrol, Crashdown and Sharon Valerii discover a bountiful planet that can support human life. Indeed, it might be Kobol, the legendary "home of the gods." The discovery prompts Commander Adama to send a ground team to investigate; it also gives new life to President Roslin's belief that she is a tool of destiny and that this discovery, like her rapidly spreading cancer, is part of an ancient prophecy.

star 7.83
3390 votes
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Crossroads (1)

#27 - Crossroads (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 19

Baltar's trial testimony threatens the very stability of the fleet. Lee assists Romo Lampkin in Baltar's defense.Some in the fleet begin to feel that Baltar is divine. Though he dismisses such beliefs, Number Six suggests that the followers may know more about his true nature than Baltar does himself.

star 7.77
2670 votes
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... And the Beast from the Sea

#28 - ... And the Beast from the Sea

Hannibal Season 3 - Episode 11

Will Graham and Jack Crawford are certain that Francis Dolarhyde will strike again with the approaching full moon, but without a solid lead, they remain unable to predict the next family on the Red Dragon's hit list. Certain that Hannibal Lecter can lead the FBI to Dolarhyde, Alana Bloom offers Hannibal a chance at redemption. Meanwhile, Dolarhyde struggles with his feelings about the one good thing that remains in his life-his coworker Reba.

star 7.76
1646 votes
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Head Shots

#29 - Head Shots

The Killing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 4

The task force shuts down a business; Sarah and Holder unite in their pursuit of "the voice"; Seward is offered motivation to comply with orders.

star 7.75
1467 votes
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Dark Cousin

#30 - Dark Cousin

American Horror Story Season 2 - Episode 7

Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel at Briarcliff. Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.

star 7.72
3963 votes
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Lay Down Your Burdens (1)

#31 - Lay Down Your Burdens (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 19

Chief Tyrol is plagued by terrifying dreams and seeks the aid of a priest. Kara leads a rescue mission to Caprica. Roslin and Baltar go head-to-head in a presidential debate that changes dramatically with the discovery of a habitable planet.

star 7.70
3077 votes
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#32 - Collaborators

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 5

Tyrol participates in the Circle, a secret tribunal on Galactica that tries and convicts in absentia those accused of collaborating with the Cylons during the Occupation. The death sentences--administered without the knowledge of Roslin or Adama--begin to weigh on Tyrol's conscience. Baltar faces a similar jury among the Cylons, who must decide whether he is allowed to stay with them.

star 7.69
2914 votes
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Valley of Darkness

#33 - Valley of Darkness

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 2

Tigh has to work with Lee to defeat a Cylon boarding party that threatens to take over Galactica and destroy the fleet.

star 7.68
3447 votes
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#34 - Revelations

The Man in the High Castle Season 1 - Episode 4

Joe is increasingly torn between duty and his growing feelings for Juliana. While Ed tries to stop Frank from making an irrevocable decision, Smith's investigation is interrupted when he has trouble with his witness. Tagomi's plan goes awry as events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech.

star 7.66
4400 votes
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#35 - Hero

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 8

A figure from Adama's past returns to haunt him. His return raises questions about why the Cylons launched their initial attack against the Twelve Colonies.

star 7.64
2857 votes
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Shadows in the Cave

#36 - Shadows in the Cave

Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 13

After surviving an unexpected van crash, the abductees finally escape and decide to go their separate ways. Everyone attempts to return to their normal lives, however, "The Program" has no intention of letting them go. Meanwhile, Renbe and Kat race to help Janet, only to end up reunited with the rest of the group in eerily familiar territory.

star 7.60
1170 votes
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Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

#37 - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 6

Mark, Demetri and Wedeck try to connect Janis' attack with a separate attack made on them; Olivia confronts Mark about his flashforward; Demetri and Gough track down a clue from Mark's flash; Dylan goes missing from the hospital

star 7.51
3529 votes
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Gimme Some Truth

#38 - Gimme Some Truth

FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 5

Mark finds himself on the defense while being questioned about the details of his flashforward during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, which will decide whether to continue funding Wedeck's team. Meanwhile, Janis wonders how her flashforward will affect her current romantic relationship, and Olivia receives an anonymous message relating to Mark's flashforward.

star 7.42
3605 votes
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#39 - Pilot

Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 1

When seven strangers are abducted and wake up in an abandoned town, confusion sets in. They soon discover cameras are watching their every move and whoever took them has taken extreme measures to keep them from leaving. The mystery thickens after dinner at a mysterious Chinese restaurant, where Janet Cooper's fortune reads, "Kill your neighbor and you'll go free."

star 7.40
1717 votes
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The Woman King

#40 - The Woman King

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 3 - Episode 14

The Sagittarons allege that a doctor is discriminating against them. As Helo investigates, he becomes concerned that the doctor may even be murdering patients. Meanwhile, Athena unwittingly brings Hera to the doctor for treatment.

star 7.38
2736 votes
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Black Market

#41 - Black Market

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 14

After a shocking murder by black marketeers on Battlestar "Pegasus", Lee is charged with solving the crime. Roslin seeks to stamp out the black market by introducing new trade regulations.

star 7.36
3168 votes
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Episode 5

#42 - Episode 5

Picnic at Hanging Rock Season 1 - Episode 5

The French governess grows increasingly suspicious of Mrs Appleyard's erratic behaviour, and fears the worst when she is told that Sara was unexpectedly collected by her guardian. As Mademoiselle searches for answers, the Sergeant travels to Melbourne to seek a last interview with Irma, and a secret vow made by the missing girls is revealed.

star 7.34
119 votes
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137 Sekunden

#43 - 137 Sekunden

FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 3

Mark and Janis arrive in Germany to discuss the past events regarding the blackouts. Demetri fears about his future. Meanwhile, Aaron tries to get Mark to help him with an appeal.

star 7.32
3314 votes
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Black Swan

#44 - Black Swan

FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 4

Olivia struggles to accept Bryce's suggestion that a patient's flashforward holds the key to a correct diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile, Demetri accuses Mark of waiting for the future he saw in his flashforward to come true without incident, while Mark feels Demetri is letting his fear of what he witnessed envelop his life; and Nicole returns to work as Mark and Olivia's daughter's baby-sitter, and discloses her shocking future vision — involving a murder.

star 7.13
3668 votes
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#45 - Pilot

Haunted Season 1 - Episode 1

The son of PD Frank Taylor is abducted and never found. Two years later, Frank's marriage to his wife Jessica has broken down and they are now divorced. Frank is sent on a case of another abducted child, but during a skermish with a suspect named Simon (who Frank is forced to kill to save himself) Frank is left on the brink of death. Following his recovery, he learns that he can receive messages from beyond the grave, from kind spirits who wish to help him solve his cases. But the spirit of the man he killed, Simon, will stop at nothing to make sure some of these messages never reach Frank...

star 7.07
107 votes
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Episode 6

#46 - Episode 6

Picnic at Hanging Rock Season 1 - Episode 6

Hester has grown increasingly certain that her vengeful husband is behind the disappearances and is coming after her. As she prepares to flee, the arrival of Sara's guardian provides conclusive proof of Mrs Appleyard's lies. As Hester travels to the Hanging Rock, we finally learn all that led to her demise, the haunted past she ran from, and the secret lives of the missing college girls.

star 7.07
111 votes
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