The BEST episodes directed by Michael Uppendahl

The Captain
star
8.25
2576 votes

#1 - The Captain

Ray Donovan - Season 2 - Episode 12

Mickey and Daryll discover their loot is significantly less than they expected, but Mickey has a plan that sends them to the races. Abby is torn between her two potential protectors, Ray and Jim.

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Chapter 8
star
8.10
5551 votes

#2 - Chapter 8

Legion - Season 1 - Episode 8

David faces his biggest challenge yet.

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Guilty as Sin
star
8.07
4839 votes

#3 - Guilty as Sin

Marvel's Daredevil - Season 2 - Episode 8

As the firm's trial spins out of control, a figure from Murdock's past returns to deliver shocking revelations about the future of Hell's Kitchen.

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Fearful Pranks Ensue
star
7.99
3452 votes

#4 - Fearful Pranks Ensue

American Horror Story - Season 3 - Episode 4

Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau. The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the academy with disturbing allegations.

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Rodef
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7.92
2503 votes

#5 - Rodef

Ray Donovan - Season 2 - Episode 11

Ray starts to make arrangements in case he gets arrested when Kate publishes her story. Meanwhile, Cookie gives Ray a million dollars to track down a stalkerazzi video of the shooting. Mickey's robbery doesn't quite go as planned when Terry gets left behind - and arrested. Plus, Shorty's oxygen tanks explode while Conor is waiting in the SRO, leading to a confrontation between Ray and Mickey. And Ezra tells Ray and Avi that Kate needs to be stopped.

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Chapter 3
star
7.90
7496 votes

#6 - Chapter 3

Legion - Season 1 - Episode 3

David searches for answers, while a threat looms.

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Tulip
star
7.90
2321 votes

#7 - Tulip

Ray Donovan - Season 3 - Episode 8

Romero appears at the Fite Club, challenging Ray to repent for his sins.

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At the Codfish Ball
star
7.88
2168 votes

#8 - At the Codfish Ball

Mad Men - Season 5 - Episode 7

Don is honored at a banquet; Megan saves the day with Heinz; Roger asks Mona for help and begins an affair with Megan's mother. Peggy expects a proposal from Abe but instead moves in with him.

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I Am Anne Frank (1)
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7.88
4402 votes

#9 - I Am Anne Frank (1)

American Horror Story - Season 2 - Episode 4

A new patient exposes Arden's past. Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.

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Volcheck
star
7.87
2451 votes

#10 - Volcheck

Ray Donovan - Season 2 - Episode 10

Ashley's stalker is back and making trouble again for Steve Knight - but when Ray intercedes, he learns that Steve is actually the dangerous one. Cochran gets a call from the President, nominating him for the FBI directorship - and vows to take the necessary steps to protect himself from the vetting process. Kate confronts Ray over the truth about his past, Abby tries to overcome her anxiety for Bridget's safety, and Mickey starts gathering the team for his robbery.

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Providence
star
7.86
425 votes

#11 - Providence

TURN: Washington's Spies - Season 2 - Episode 8

Caleb sails into New York Harbor; France makes an alliance with the American Patriots; Andre and Peggy plan to elope.

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A Girl Named Maria
star
7.85
1164 votes

#12 - A Girl Named Maria

Ray Donovan - Season 6 - Episode 6

A masked intruder with ties to the mayor makes a threat on Sam’s life. In looking for answers, Ray uncovers more than he bargained for. Now he’s got a target on his back and a friend whom he doesn’t know if he can trust. Searching for their ticket out of the country, Mickey and Bunchy board the Hampton Jitney. Bridget babysits her baby cousin, as Terry can’t stay away from his chance to fight again.

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South Side Rules
star
7.83
2685 votes

#13 - South Side Rules

Shameless (US) - Season 5 - Episode 10

Frank is having a ball with Bianca, his new sick friend and formerly uptight doctor. But when Bianca thinks Frank might be developing feelings for her she kicks him to the curb. Frank, however, returns to put up a fight.

The Myth of Sisyphus
star
7.83
4421 votes

#14 - The Myth of Sisyphus

Fargo - Season 2 - Episode 3

The Gerhardts' search for Rye intensifies, Lou takes a trip to Fargo, and Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

Hidden
star
7.83
740 votes

#15 - Hidden

The Hot Zone - Season 1 - Episode 6

A volatile situation inside the research facility comes to a head; Dr. Jaax steps up, but exhaustion threatens the precision needed to sterilize the threat; the press arrives, and neighbors become aware of the danger next door.

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Nor'easter
star
7.81
4349 votes

#16 - Nor'easter

American Horror Story - Season 2 - Episode 3

A violent storm allows a group of patients to plan a daring escape. Sister Jude is haunted by her past.

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Fear and Trembling
star
7.81
4413 votes

#17 - Fear and Trembling

Fargo - Season 2 - Episode 4

The Gerhardts respond to Kansas City's proposal, while Hanzee finds a new lead in Rye's disappearance. Lou questions Ed and Peggy.

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Waiting for Dutch
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7.79
5531 votes

#18 - Waiting for Dutch

Fargo - Season 2 - Episode 1

In a small Minnesota town, a shooting at a diner disrupts the lives of a state officer, a married couple, and a North Dakota crime syndicate.

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Thank You for Not Smoking
star
7.79
157 votes

#19 - Thank You for Not Smoking

Becker - Season 5 - Episode 17

John feels like climbing the walls after Chris bans smoking from the diner and Margaret won't let him light up in the office. Elsewhere, Bob convinces Jake that Amanda is cheating on him after Jake unwittingly walks into the diner wearing lime green pants that are too small for him; and Linda persuades John to treat a friend's dog.

The Narrow Escape Problem
star
7.79
3965 votes

#20 - The Narrow Escape Problem

Fargo - Season 3 - Episode 4

Emmit and Sy try to sort things out; Nikki and Ray track down some collateral; Gloria learns more about Maurice.

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Acceptable Limits
star
7.78
737 votes

#21 - Acceptable Limits

Manhattan - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Charlie is chosen to go on an important trip to Tennessee to see the country’s first plutonium reactor, tensions in the Isaacs’ marriage only deepen when Abby learns that Charlie is accompanied by Helen on his trip. Fritz has a medical emergency, and Frank’s attempt to intervene leads to a shocking discovery.

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Uber Ray
star
7.76
2758 votes

#22 - Uber Ray

Ray Donovan - Season 2 - Episode 2

Ray forces Mickey to return to LA and brings him to Ed Cochran, who holds a press conference taking full credit for finding and killing Sully Sullivan. However, Kate McPherson, a Boston reporter, doesn't believe the story and begins to investigate his death. In a desperate bid to control his father Ray corrupts a parole officer and has him take over Mickey's case.

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The Axeman Cometh
star
7.76
3146 votes

#23 - The Axeman Cometh

American Horror Story - Season 3 - Episode 6

Zoe, Queenie and Nan make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the academy. Cordelia's new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.

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If I Should Fall from Grace with God
star
7.76
2444 votes

#24 - If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Ray Donovan - Season 5 - Episode 7

For Bunchy's sake, Ray is forced to step in and save Mickey from himself. Terry returns to LA with a devastating confession. Daryll and Mickey butt heads over the direction of their movie. Bunchy helps out a fellow inmate - on the condition that he'll help retrieve the settlement money. And one Donovan goes to extreme measures to protect the family.

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Six Month Leave
star
7.75
2432 votes

#25 - Six Month Leave

Mad Men - Season 2 - Episode 9

Freddy Rumsen disappoints his team during a pitch. Pete finds an opportunity at the office to exploit while Don proves his loyalty to an old friend. Betty finds a welcome distraction in Sara Beth.

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Glease
star
7.74
1541 votes

#26 - Glease

Glee - Season 4 - Episode 6

The McKinley High production of "Grease" opens, and Santana returns to help out. Rachel has another run-in with Cassandra, her dance instructor; and Kurt and Rachel visit Lima. Finn becomes the interim Glee Club Director.

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Housewarming
star
7.74
3411 votes

#27 - Housewarming

Ray Donovan - Season 1 - Episode 6

Ray tries to shut down Van Miller's investigation by creating an incriminating video. Ezra is prepped for surgery, but he wanders off. Bunchy moves into his new house, but the housewarming party gets out control. Ray finds out that Mickey put his kids in danger and goes after him.

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The Principle of Restricted Choice
star
7.74
4411 votes

#28 - The Principle of Restricted Choice

Fargo - Season 3 - Episode 2

Gloria deals with the aftermath of the crime, Varga makes a move, and Ray and Nikki move on to their next plan.

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Christmas Waltz
star
7.73
1884 votes

#29 - Christmas Waltz

Mad Men - Season 5 - Episode 10

Harry finds himself in an uncomfortable position after reconnecting with Paul Kinsey who has joined the Hare Krishnas. Lane takes drastic and unethical measures to get out of financial trouble. Don spends an afternoon with Joan to get her mind off her marital problems.

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The Dance
star
7.73
635 votes

#30 - The Dance

Ratched - Season 1 - Episode 5

Promoted to head nurse, Ratched plans a dance at the hospital and invites Gwendolyn to be her companion. Lenore makes Ratched an offer.

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Battle Royale
star
7.72
2352 votes

#31 - Battle Royale

American Horror Story - Season 5 - Episode 11

Ramona draws vitality from an unlikely source. Sally uses her past to negotiate her future. Scarlett learns the truth of her family’s affliction.

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Arrival
star
7.72
934 votes

#32 - Arrival

The Hot Zone - Season 1 - Episode 1

Dr. Nancy Jaax has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world handling deadly viruses; after a lab accident, she is faced with a possible Ebola outbreak on U.S. soil.

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The Crash
star
7.72
1846 votes

#33 - The Crash

Mad Men - Season 6 - Episode 8

The creative department has a wild, drug-influenced weekend as they work on the Chevy account, Don has trouble letting go of Sylvia, and Sally walks in on an unwelcome intruder.

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Unbearable Wrongness of Talking
star
7.72
156 votes

#34 - Unbearable Wrongness of Talking

Becker - Season 6 - Episode 5

Chris gets frustrated when John repeatedly refuses to hold up his end of a conversation; Linda claims that she has met “the one,” but she soon gets a big surprise; and Hector tries to persuade Jake to invest in his latest get-rich-quick scheme.

Epiphany
star
7.71
574 votes

#35 - Epiphany

TURN: Washington's Spies - Season 1 - Episode 5

Celeb and Ben follow mysterious orders; Washington's army crosses into enemy territory.

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The Box
star
7.69
2107 votes

#36 - The Box

Castle Rock - Season 1 - Episode 4

Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock.

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Angel of Mercy (2)
star
7.68
655 votes

#37 - Angel of Mercy (2)

Ratched - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ratched helps Edmund find an outlet for his urges and offers her services to Wainwright. Tired of living a lie, Gwendolyn leaves her husband.

Chapter 2
star
7.68
8262 votes

#38 - Chapter 2

Legion - Season 1 - Episode 2

David reflects on his past with the help of new friends.

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Amanda Moves Out
star
7.68
160 votes

#39 - Amanda Moves Out

Becker - Season 5 - Episode 18

Becker's in withdrawal from cigarettes and driving everybody crazy; Jake's girlfriend leaves him for a deliveryman; Chris awaits her delivery of Supersculpt Leave-In Hair Conditioner.

Live Bait
star
7.68
9205 votes

#40 - Live Bait

The Walking Dead - Season 4 - Episode 6

A familiar face returns as each member of the group struggles to find his or her humanity in a world of constant threats.

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Snow Means Snow
star
7.67
134 votes

#41 - Snow Means Snow

Becker - Season 6 - Episode 11

There's a blizzard in New York, so Chris plans a trip to Bermuda with Becker; a psychic tells Linda she's going to meet the man of her dreams; Margaret looks forward to a weekend alone.

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Choke
star
7.65
1832 votes

#42 - Choke

Glee - Season 3 - Episode 18

Rachel and Kurt finally get their chance to audition for the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Meanwhile, Puck makes a decision about his future after a meeting with his father.

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Ghost Stories
star
7.64
895 votes

#43 - Ghost Stories

Scream Queens (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Denise does little to calm the Kappas' fears when she spins a terrifying ghost story. Meanwhile, Hester's shocking announcement pushes Chanel to the edge, and a familiar face returns to campus as the Red Devil claims another victim.

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The Beautiful Girls
star
7.64
2405 votes

#44 - The Beautiful Girls

Mad Men - Season 4 - Episode 9

Peggy is forced to face some unpleasant facts about a client's discriminatory business practices. Don and Faye's burgeoning relationship is tested when Sally runs away from home and turns up at the office. Roger tries to rekindle his affair with Joan.

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Edward Mordrake (1)
star
7.64
2442 votes

#45 - Edward Mordrake (1)

American Horror Story - Season 4 - Episode 3

The freaks refuse to perform on Halloween due to an old carny superstition. Jimmy is smitten by a woman claiming to be a fortuneteller. Ethel receives life-changing news.

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The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky
star
7.64
337 votes

#46 - The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky

American Crime Story - Season 3 - Episode 7

The world learns about the affair and Monica Lewinsky becomes the most famous woman in America.

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Brooklyn
star
7.63
417 votes

#47 - Brooklyn

Manhattan - Season 2 - Episode 9

Days before the world's first nuclear explosion, everyone races to secure their place in history.

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Cell H
star
7.62
884 votes

#48 - Cell H

The Hot Zone - Season 1 - Episode 2

Dr. Nancy Jaax and her lab partner, Dr. Peter Jahrling, must take matters into their own hands to determine the source of the virus before it spreads; Dr. Jaax convinces an employee to hand over samples from infected monkeys.

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The Dark Road
star
7.62
1454 votes

#49 - The Dark Road

Longmire - Season 1 - Episode 2

Longmire and his team investigate the death of an exotic dancer with possible Amish roots. Cady's new relationship stirs up controversy.

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Pink Cupcakes
star
7.61
2400 votes

#50 - Pink Cupcakes

American Horror Story - Season 4 - Episode 5

Stanley and Maggie hatch a plan to murder the Freaks. Gloria hides the evidence of Dandy's gruesome new hobby. A health scare reveals Desiree may not be the oddity she once thought.

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