The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Uppendahl

The Captain

#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.

star 8.25
2548 votes
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Chapter 8

#2 - Chapter 8

Legion Season 1 - Episode 8

David faces his biggest challenge yet.

star 8.10
5515 votes
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Guilty as Sin

#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.

star 8.07
4750 votes
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Fearful Pranks Ensue

#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.

star 7.99
3427 votes
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#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.

star 7.92
2473 votes
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Chapter 3

#6 - Chapter 3

Legion Season 1 - Episode 3

David searches for answers, while a threat looms.

star 7.90
7451 votes
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#7 - Tulip

Ray Donovan Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 7.90
2289 votes
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I Am Anne Frank (1)

#8 - 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.

star 7.89
4362 votes
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At the Codfish Ball

#9 - 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.

star 7.88
2143 votes
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#10 - 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.

star 7.88
419 votes
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#11 - 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.

star 7.87
2422 votes
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A Girl Named Maria

#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.

star 7.86
1125 votes
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#13 - 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.

star 7.85
673 votes
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South Side Rules

#14 - 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.

star 7.84
2662 votes
The Myth of Sisyphus

#15 - 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.

star 7.84
4350 votes
Fear and Trembling

#16 - 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.

star 7.81
4347 votes
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#17 - 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.

star 7.81
4308 votes
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Waiting for Dutch

#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.

star 7.80
5451 votes
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The Narrow Escape Problem

#19 - 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.

star 7.79
3914 votes
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Acceptable Limits

#20 - 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.

star 7.78
732 votes
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Thank You for Not Smoking

#21 - 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.

star 7.77
153 votes
Uber Ray

#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.

star 7.76
2727 votes
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The Axeman Cometh

#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.

star 7.76
3117 votes
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If I Should Fall from Grace with God

#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.

star 7.76
2411 votes
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Six Month Leave

#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.

star 7.75
2408 votes
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#26 - 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.

star 7.75
852 votes
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#27 - 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.

star 7.75
1530 votes
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The Dance

#28 - 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.

star 7.74
607 votes
The Principle of Restricted Choice

#29 - 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.

star 7.74
4356 votes
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#30 - 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.

star 7.73
3373 votes
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Battle Royale

#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.

star 7.73
2319 votes
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Christmas Waltz

#32 - 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.

star 7.73
1857 votes
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The Crash

#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.

star 7.73
1818 votes
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#34 - Epiphany

TURN: Washington's Spies Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.72
565 votes
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Unbearable Wrongness of Talking

#35 - 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.

star 7.71
152 votes
Angel of Mercy (2)

#36 - 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.

star 7.71
625 votes
The Box

#37 - The Box

Castle Rock Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.69
2058 votes
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Amanda Moves Out

#38 - 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.

star 7.68
156 votes
Chapter 2

#39 - Chapter 2

Legion Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.68
8214 votes
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Live Bait

#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.

star 7.68
9135 votes
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Snow Means Snow

#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.

star 7.67
130 votes
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Edward Mordrake (1)

#42 - 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.

star 7.65
2408 votes
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#43 - 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.

star 7.64
1819 votes
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Ghost Stories

#44 - 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.

star 7.64
885 votes
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Cell H

#45 - 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.

star 7.64
804 votes
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The Beautiful Girls

#46 - 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.

star 7.64
2381 votes
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#47 - Brooklyn

Manhattan Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.63
414 votes
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Pink Cupcakes

#48 - 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.

star 7.62
2370 votes
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The Dark Road

#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.

star 7.61
1428 votes
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She Wants Revenge

#50 - She Wants Revenge

American Horror Story Season 5 - Episode 9

The Countess is reunited with her one true love. Donovan and Ramona take another stab at revenge. A careless decision lands Alex in hot water.

star 7.59
2342 votes
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#51 - Severance

Castle Rock Season 1 - Episode 1

Henry Deaver, a death-row attorney, confronts his dark past when an anonymous call lures him back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine.

star 7.59
2762 votes
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The Color Blue

#52 - The Color Blue

Mad Men Season 3 - Episode 10

The firm celebrates as they hit a milestone. Peggy and Paul compete to secure the same account.

star 7.59
2128 votes
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To Have and to Hold

#53 - To Have and to Hold

Mad Men Season 6 - Episode 4

Don works in secret on a Heinz ketchup campaign while Megan gets a love scene on the set of her soap opera. Meanwhile, Harry makes his power play while Joan has more trouble with the secretaries.

star 7.58
1791 votes
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Christmas Comes but Once a Year

#54 - Christmas Comes but Once a Year

Mad Men Season 4 - Episode 2

The agency must throw an impromptu Christmas party for the benefit of Lucky Strike's Lee Garner, Jr.

star 7.58
2301 votes
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A Day's Work

#55 - A Day's Work

Mad Men Season 7 - Episode 2

Peggy receives a bouquet of flowers at the office. Pete navigates the politics of new business. Joan is put in an impossibly awkward situation.

star 7.56
1796 votes
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Piggy, Piggy

#56 - Piggy, Piggy

American Horror Story Season 1 - Episode 6

Constance enlists Violet's assistance with Tate. Ben helps a new patient confront his fears.

star 7.56
5939 votes
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Local Color

#57 - Local Color

Castle Rock Season 1 - Episode 3

Molly Strand has a secret.

star 7.54
2201 votes
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Blood in the Streets

#58 - Blood in the Streets

Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 4

The group lets a family in distress board the Abigail. Strand's past begins to come to light. Nick looks for an associate of Strand.

star 7.53
7078 votes
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Mommie Dearest

#59 - Mommie Dearest

Scream Queens (2015) Season 1 - Episode 8

Grace enlists Chanel’s help to learn more about KKT’s past, and ends up realizing she might not be so different from her nemesis after all. Dean Munsch goes “psycho” when she becomes the latest target of the Red Devils. Meanwhile, Denise becomes the new house mother of Kappa House and a shocking figure from the past returns.

star 7.52
882 votes
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Pinwheels and Whirligigs

#60 - Pinwheels and Whirligigs

Weeds Season 6 - Episode 7

Nancy decides that her family has seen enough gunslinging for a lifetime, so to lighten things up she takes them to a Montana fair. Andy and Silas enter a butter-eating contest while Doug looks after the baby and makes friends with the carneys. Elsewhere, Nancy escorts Shane on a rollercoaster where they stir up some trouble in line.

star 7.51
2486 votes
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Shelley Duvall

#61 - Shelley Duvall

Ray Donovan Season 5 - Episode 6

Abby makes a shocking decision that reverberates throughout the family. Ray runs interference for Natalie, while Sam shows him the lengths she'll go to protect her empire. In his attempt to free Bunchy, Mickey finds himself caught in the middle of someone else's war. Terry visits with Bridget and discovers a truth that shakes him to his core.

star 7.46
2363 votes
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Seven Minutes in Hell

#62 - Seven Minutes in Hell

Scream Queens (2015) Season 1 - Episode 6

In an attempt to protect herself from the killer, Chanel makes a surprising decision, which leaves Zayday in a position of power. To stay close to each other, the girls of Kappa Kappa Tau host a slumber party, but when a shocking discovery is made, not everyone will survive the night.

star 7.46
948 votes
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The Arrangements

#63 - The Arrangements

Mad Men Season 3 - Episode 4

Don and his father-in-law cross paths. Meanwhile, Peggy is in search of a new roommate; and a rich new client is excited to be doing business with the firm.

star 7.43
2099 votes
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New Business

#64 - New Business

Mad Men Season 7 - Episode 9

Roger gives Don some unwanted advice. Peggy and Stan disagree over an account's personnel. Harry asks for Don's blessing.

star 7.35
1573 votes
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We're Going to Build a Mothership and Rule the Universe

#65 - We're Going to Build a Mothership and Rule the Universe

House of Lies Season 4 - Episode 9

Marty butts heads with a turnaround artist sent by Denna to grow K&A's business; Jeannie receives a dinner invitation to the Kaan home; Clyde reaches a breaking point with his father.

star 7.35
779 votes
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#66 - East/West

Fargo Season 4 - Episode 9

Rabbi and Satchel hit the road.

star 7.34
1052 votes
The Jewish Question

#67 - The Jewish Question

Hunters (2020) Season 1 - Episode 8

And there was a thick darkness in all the land. As The Hunters wallowed in the valley of the shadow of death, they turned to the stars to point them on their path. Still, darkness trespassed upon the heart of Jonah, which did tempt him toward sin; and the shepherd Meyer petitioned Millie to join their flock.

star 0.00
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Eilu v' Eilu

#68 - Eilu v' Eilu

Hunters (2020) Season 1 - Episode 10

Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

star 0.00
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