The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Slovis


#1 - Confessions

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 11

Jesse decides to make a change, while Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand.

star 8.64
5515 votes
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Live Free or Die

#2 - Live Free or Die

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 1

As Walt deals with the aftermath of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus' empire.

star 8.31
4869 votes
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No Regrets

#3 - No Regrets

Chicago Fire Season 2 - Episode 7

When a tanker collides into a commuter train that subsequently crashes into a warehouse, the firehouse is called to the horrific scene that tests everyone to the limits as life and death hangs in the balance. With the ultimatum in place for him or the firehouse, Boden is tasked with making life-changing decisions regarding his future. Severide learns more about Katie, the young woman he saw with his father. Meanwhile, Shay and Dawson are still at odds and Casey’s responsibility of being a surrogate father takes a sharp turn.

star 8.27
990 votes
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Leaders Lead

#4 - Leaders Lead

Chicago Fire Season 1 - Episode 22

A frustrated Severide, turns to an unlikely ally to resolve his current dilemma. Casey begins to find satisfaction in his personal life, while Mills and Dawson face personal challenges. Meanwhile, the squad is called to the scene of a harrowing apartment building collapse.

star 8.20
976 votes
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Wayward Sons

#5 - Wayward Sons

Rubicon Season 1 - Episode 12

API joins forces with the FBI and CIA to locate a terrorist before he strikes; Ingram uses an unlikely source to keep Katherine safe.

star 8.18
118 votes
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Thank You

#6 - Thank You

The Walking Dead Season 6 - Episode 3

A return home doesn't go as expected.

star 8.09
6945 votes

#7 - Kafkaesque

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 9

As Hank's hospital bills stack up, Skyler hatches a plan. Walt and Gus come to a better understanding. Jesse, looking for more independence, pursues a new opportunity.

star 8.09
4176 votes
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Two Families

#8 - Two Families

Chicago Fire Season 1 - Episode 7

Everyone in the firehouse is ordered to take a drug test after a call to a daycare center exposes them to a makeshift meth lab, and Severide stalls, not wanting his injury, or the painkillers he takes, to be discovered. Meanwhile, Truck and Squad find themselves pinned down by gunfire while trying to help the victim of a gang shooting, and a deep-fried turkey fire grows from small to explosive when a garage catches fire. Elsewhere, Dawson saves a bleeding man and Casey delivers a baby on the scene of a massive car pileup on the freeway.

star 8.08
970 votes
Justice Denied

#9 - Justice Denied

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

A closed rape case of Benson's is reopened because of it's similarities to a new case, and the possibility of wrongful imprisonment surfaces. As Benson's work is questioned, tension develops between her, ADA Haden and Bayard Ellis.

star 8.06
168 votes
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Psycho Therapist

#10 - Psycho Therapist

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 15 - Episode 10

When Detective Benson faces Lewis in the courtroom, the stress causes setbacks in her recovery; Benson is forced to reveal secrets.

star 8.05
262 votes
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The Wars to Come

#11 - The Wars to Come

Game of Thrones Season 5 - Episode 1

Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin; Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion; Daenerys faces a new threat to her rule; Jon is caught between two kings.

star 8.01
12488 votes
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Imprisoned Lives

#12 - Imprisoned Lives

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 15 - Episode 2

When a young boy is abandoned, the squad discovers more victims waiting to be rescued.

star 7.98
110 votes
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At Least It's Justice

#13 - At Least It's Justice

Chicago P.D. Season 1 - Episode 10

Voight pulls Halstead's badge when Lonnie Rodiger is found dead. After a car accident Severide and Clarke discover the torso of Dr. Elliot who has been instrumental in putting away high profile criminals. With Intelligence down one Sumner is given an opportunity to prove herself. Meanwhile during all the investigation Lindsay and Severide share a moment.

star 7.98
1024 votes
Post-Mortem Blues

#14 - Post-Mortem Blues

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 15 - Episode 21

Sgt. Olivia Benson is investigated by Internal Affairs after William Lewis' death; as pressure mounts, Olivia has to choose between her convictions and her badge.

star 7.97
245 votes
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#15 - Cornered

Breaking Bad Season 4 - Episode 6

Skyler makes an unsettling discovery. Walter, Jr. pushes his dad into a questionable purchase. Jesse offers Mike some unexpected help.

star 7.96
4137 votes
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Until Your Feet Leave the Ground

#16 - Until Your Feet Leave the Ground

Chicago Fire Season 2 - Episode 18

Lt. Severide sticks his neck out for Dave Bloom, a fellow firefighter from Denver who is troubled by addiction. Elsewhere, Dawson and Shay leave town for a "girl's weekend" at a cabin in the woods. Meanwhile Jones struggles with the knowledge that her father is pressuring Chief Boden about her career path and Mouch's internet dating profile gets an upgrade with the help of Mills and the guys.

star 7.95
970 votes
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Surrendering Noah

#17 - Surrendering Noah

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 - Episode 23

Sgt. Benson and ADA Barba take Johnny D to trial for sex trafficking, rape, assault and kidnapping. But when Baby Noah's adoption becomes entangled in the case, Benson fears for Noah's future and his safety. In an intense courtroom showdown, the SVU will face a threat that could change the squad forever.

star 7.93
280 votes
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The House of Black and White

#18 - The House of Black and White

Game of Thrones Season 5 - Episode 2

Arya arrives in Braavos; Podrick and Brienne run into trouble on the road; Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon; an adviser tempts Daenerys.

star 7.91
11554 votes
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#19 - Kindness

The Man in the High Castle Season 1 - Episode 9

With time running out, a desperate Frank is forced to put his life on the line to help Joe. The pieces finally fall into place for Smith as he uncovers who was behind the assassination attempt. Tagomi is devastated when he's confronted with the consequences of his scheming. Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn when he makes an important discovery.

star 7.89
2891 votes
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Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

#20 - Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

Hell on Wheels Season 1 - Episode 6

Durant challenges the Cheyenne to a competition in an effort to bring a halt to ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile, Elam and Cullen try to prevent bloodshed in town.

star 7.88
712 votes
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Stepping Stone

#21 - Stepping Stone

Chicago P.D. Season 1 - Episode 1

After a slew of brutal slayings, District 21, led by Sergeant Hank Voight go after a Columbian drug cartel cleaning house in Chicago. They discover D’Anthony who proves to be an asset in the investigation. At District, complicated histories and unit rivalries surface which could end up costing them one of their own. Meanwhile, Rookie Kyle Ruzek is pulled from the police academy by Olinski to join the team.

star 7.88
1615 votes
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The Hound of the Cancer Cells

#22 - The Hound of the Cancer Cells

Elementary Season 2 - Episode 18

When a famous cancer researcher is found dead, Holmes and Watson must determine if the scientist’s untimely demise was tied to his latest cutting-edge invention. Meanwhile, Bell is finally cleared to re-enter the field.

star 7.87
1898 votes
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Lost Reputation

#23 - Lost Reputation

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 14 - Episode 1

The squad reels from the fallout of Capt. Cragen being arrested for the murder of an escort.

star 7.86
238 votes
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Above Suspicion

#24 - Above Suspicion

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 14 - Episode 2

Delia continues cleaning house, leaving a wake of accusations, frame-ups, and murders for SVU to work through as they continue their search for evidence to prove Donald Crages is being framed. Tension is high; everyone is on edge and defensive, even paranoid, and wondering who's next?

star 7.86
126 votes
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Scorched Earth

#25 - Scorched Earth

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13 - Episode 1

A hotel maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but then doubt arises about her believability. Meanwhile, Atlanta detective Amanda Rollins joins the squad as Detective Benson struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct.

star 7.85
248 votes
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Nothing to Fear

#26 - Nothing to Fear

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Season 1 - Episode 9

Lizard is granted three wishes after releasing the Knave; peasants seeking revenge abduct the Red Queen; Jafar learns about the Jabberwocky.

star 7.85
311 votes
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#27 - Viktor

Preacher Season 2 - Episode 4

Jesse pursues a lead and dives deeper into his search for God with Cassidy and we discover more about Tulip's secret past.

star 7.83
3397 votes
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Empty Eyes

#28 - Empty Eyes

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 18

The terrified eyes and cryptic words of a murder victim haunt Sara while she processes the house where several showgirls were killed.

star 7.82
143 votes
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Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky

#29 - Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky

30 Rock Season 6 - Episode 10

In order to hide his relationship with Lynn, Frank convinces his mother that he is dating Liz. Tracy and Jenna team up to try to solve the case of Pete's missing whisky. Meanwhile, Jack teaches Kenneth how to take down his first business nemesis.

star 7.81
451 votes
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Finish the Song

#30 - Finish the Song

Preacher Season 1 - Episode 9

Jesse's in the wind while those close to him face life-changing decisions; the Cowboy comes back to Ratwater seeking his revenge.

star 7.78
4258 votes
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Bali Ha'i

#31 - Bali Ha'i

Better Call Saul Season 2 - Episode 6

Jimmy finds comfort in familiarity; Kim receives a life-changing proposal; when he is threatened, Mike finds himself pushed to the limit.

star 7.77
5198 votes
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South Will Rise Again

#32 - South Will Rise Again

Preacher Season 1 - Episode 5

Following his stunt, Jesse becomes Annville's newest rock star; Tulip and Cassidy connect; the Cowboy makes a decision.

star 7.77
4830 votes
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Pressure Points

#33 - Pressure Points

Ed Season 4 - Episode 15

As Carol and Ed are finally seeing Liz off, they get mugged, leading Ed to question whether he could have prevented it; Russ pays Mike and Nancy a visit after his wife kicks him out for cheating; Phil sets up a ridiculous and elaborate security system in the aftermath of the robbery; Kate offers Eli another gig at the radio station, but Jennifer isn't happy about Eli's spending time away from her; Liz's continued presence in Stuckeyville as a result of the mugging begins to wear mightily on Carol, so Ed asks Liz to leave; after Kate is fired for backing up his decision not to grant a listener's request, Eli devises a scheme to get her rehired, which dovetails nicely with Russ's plan to win back his wife's affections.

star 7.75
4 votes
Something They Need

#34 - Something They Need

The Walking Dead Season 7 - Episode 15

A group of Alexandrians embarks on a journey to a distant community and one member of the group must make a heartbreaking decision.

star 7.73
11534 votes

#35 - Double-Cross

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 5

Grissom and Sara may be secret lovers, but they still find ways to surprise each other like when their religious beliefs surface when two nuns find a body of a woman crucified on a makeshift cross. The woman was found in a church where the priest may be a man of sin instead of a man of God.

star 7.70
152 votes
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Episode 11

#36 - Episode 11

The Affair Season 2 - Episode 11

Cole and Luisa take a serious step forward. Meanwhile, a series of revelations cause Noah to reconsider everything he thought he knew about Alison - and a momentous decision Alison makes may just end their relationship.

star 7.69
1010 votes
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#37 - Damsels

Preacher Season 2 - Episode 3

Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy get a tip that God may be in New Orleans. Tulip is hiding a secret and their stop in New Orleans risks exposing her.

star 7.69
3414 votes
Vanity's Bonfire

#38 - Vanity's Bonfire

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 14 - Episode 7

When a woman claims that the baby she kidnapped is hers with a respected legal expert, the investigation changes the lives of two families.

star 7.67
224 votes
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#39 - Sonsabitches

Preacher Season 3 - Episode 2

Desperate to escape Angelville and his family, Jesse attempts to forge an unlikely alliance with a familiar adversary.

star 7.66
1445 votes
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On Your Knees

#40 - On Your Knees

Preacher Season 2 - Episode 12

Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy hit a bump in the road and decide to leave New Orleans. An old foe resurfaces and causes a change of plans.

star 7.64
2538 votes
Catfishing Teacher

#41 - Catfishing Teacher

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 10

A high school student plans a clandestine hookup with his female teacher but ends up in a far more sinister situation.

star 7.63
497 votes
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Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown

#42 - Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown

Elementary Season 5 - Episode 12

When Holmes and Watson investigate a clown’s murder upstate, they discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus. Watson helps Bell when he’s targeted by his new love interest Chantal’s ex-husband in attempt to sabotage her career at the district attorney’s office.

star 7.59
2624 votes
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Forgiving Rollins

#43 - Forgiving Rollins

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 - Episode 10

Atlanta's Deputy Chief Charles Patton and his newest detective, Reese Taymor visit New York for a law enforcement conference. When Reese is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom, she cries rape at the scene but changes her story when Sgt. Benson arrives. When Rollins uncovers a personal connection to the suspect, ADA Barba seeks her help in the courtroom and she’s forced to confront the demons of her past to stop a dangerous predator.

star 7.59
249 votes
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Info Wars

#44 - Info Wars

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 12

Benson and Barba must put their political beliefs aside when a female pundit is assaulted during a protest.

star 7.57
544 votes
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The Best Way Out Is Always Through

#45 - The Best Way Out Is Always Through

Elementary Season 3 - Episode 22

When a judge is murdered, Holmes and Watson become involved in the interstate search to find the prime suspect, an escaped convict from a privatized prison. Also, when Holmes applies his deductive reasoning to Detective Bell’s new relationship, the romance hits a rough patch.

star 7.57
1710 votes
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Devastating Story

#46 - Devastating Story

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 - Episode 18

Popular television host Skip Peterson airs an interview with college student Heather Manning, who claims she was gang raped in a fraternity house. While the tragic account of Heather's story brings national attention to the epidemic of rape on campus, the sensational details of the she-said, they-said case leaves Sgt. Benson and ADA Barba with several suspects and a rocky trial.

star 7.57
276 votes
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#47 - Angelville

Preacher Season 3 - Episode 1

In an effort to save Tulip, Jesse and Cassidy take her to Jesse's family home, Angelville. Jesse reunites with the people he fears most: his family.

star 7.56
1599 votes
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T-Bone and the Iceman

#48 - T-Bone and the Iceman

Elementary Season 3 - Episode 17

Holmes and Watson investigate a murder that initially looks like a road rage incident, but takes a new direction when they learn the victim was flash-frozen at the time of death. Also, when Watson’s mother finds out Joan’s brother is cheating on his wife, she puts Joan in the awkward position of confronting him about the affair.

star 7.53
1781 votes
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The Red Wall

#49 - The Red Wall

The Path Season 2 - Episode 4

Sarah and Cal learn that the FBI is investigating The Movement. Hawk and Noa grow closer, while Mary and Sean deal with challenges to their relationship. After an outburst at the casino with Chloe, Eddie joins a support group for former cult members.

star 7.49
456 votes
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Lying Down with Dogs

#50 - Lying Down with Dogs

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 8 - Episode 10

The world of illegal dog fighting is explored by Grissom and the rest of the team when they take on the case of a wealthy socialite who was murdered. Meanwhile, Warrick struggles to clear his name in the recent exotic dancer murder case.

star 7.47
149 votes
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The Father and the Son

#51 - The Father and the Son

The Path Season 2 - Episode 3

Newly committed to his faith, Hawk rejects Eddie and finds a new father figure in Cal. Sarah's investigation increases political scrutiny for Meyerism. Abe’s undercover work hurts his family. Kodiak & Richard close in on what happened to Steve in Peru.

star 7.46
461 votes