The BEST episodes directed by Michael Waxman

Always
star
9.03
640 votes

#1 - Always

Friday Night Lights - Season 5 - Episode 13

The Taylors face several decisions that could change their lives forever.

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Served Cold
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8.52
528 votes

#2 - Served Cold

Breakout Kings - Season 2 - Episode 10

The conflict between Damian Fontleroy and the Breakout Kings comes to a head when Damian abducts Ray's daughter.

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Thanksgiving
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8.44
502 votes

#3 - Thanksgiving

Friday Night Lights - Season 4 - Episode 13

The Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner; Coach tells Vince he has to be more selfish; Tami must make an apology; Julie and Landry are surprised by a visitor from their past; Tim makes a difficult decision; East Dillon rallies around the Lions.

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Love Hurts
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8.18
1554 votes

#4 - Love Hurts

Chicago Med - Season 2 - Episode 23

A new hotshot doctor arrives at Chicago Med causing competition for Dr. Rhodes. Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning work together to diagnose a Syrian refugee without a medical record. When Robin is admitted back into the hospital for more complications, Dr. Reese takes a different approach to her treatment. Distracted from work because of Robin’s worsening case, Dr. Charles is challenged by Goodwin and Noah hosts a graduation party that brings everyone together.

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A Picture From Life's Other Side
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8.08
585 votes

#5 - A Picture From Life's Other Side

Nashville (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 20

Rayna finds an unlikely ally in Lamar when he sides with her against Teddy about the girls. Jolene sees Juliette struggling and tries to find a way to help. Avery and Will, separately, both get a chance to shine with bigger stars -- but will it translate to career gold? And Tandy takes her own agenda to the board of Wyatt Industries.

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Freakshow
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8.05
802 votes

#6 - Freakshow

Breakout Kings - Season 2 - Episode 9

Max Doyle was an orphan raised in the circus with an ax to grind. All his life Max has felt a lack of belonging, a feeling that was only partially assuaged by turning himself into a premiere escape artist. It's that talent that the Breakout Kings are up against as they track Max. Meanwhile, not all of the Kings are on the case, at least one stays back to follow a clue left by their nemesis Damien Fontleroy - with disastrous consequences.

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Hello, Goodbye
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7.98
726 votes

#7 - Hello, Goodbye

Friday Night Lights - Season 3 - Episode 4

Tami embarrasses herself with the superintendent. Tyra breaks with Landry to take up with Cash, the new bad boy in town. Julie advises Matt who is upset with his mother who has come to help with grandma. Smash has an emotional goodbye with Coach.

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Cold Front
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7.98
1440 votes

#8 - Cold Front

Chicago Med - Season 2 - Episode 14

Chicago Med braces for an influx of trauma patients when a pre-dawn pileup finds the hospital in full scramble mode. As a result of the storm and emergencies, supplies become limited and Goodwin, Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead must deal with making an impossible decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi handles a severely burned patient who has one final request and Dr. Charles deals with an agitated patient.

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Expectations
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7.97
617 votes

#9 - Expectations

Friday Night Lights - Season 5 - Episode 1

Coach tempers high expectations for East Dillon's impending season; Vince and Luke work to recruit a new player for the Lions' squad; Dillon bids farewell to two alumni as they prepare to leave for college.

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Leonard Caul
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7.97
3925 votes

#10 - Leonard Caul

The Blacklist - Season 2 - Episode 19

As Red fights for his life, he pleads with Liz to track down Nicholas Caul — a mysterious figure from his past with knowledge of The Fulcrum. It's a race against time for the task force to locate Caul before Red's life is threatened again, while Tom proves helpful in an unexpected way.

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Too Far Gone
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7.97
529 votes

#11 - Too Far Gone

Nashville (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 14

Rayna welcomes an exonerated Lamar home from prison but Tandy is suspiciously aloof. When Rayna confronts her, Tandy unloads her suspicions about their father. Juliette hides out at Avery’s house, avoiding the fan backlash and enjoying their new relationship. But when Deacon hires Avery to be his engineer for his upcoming recording of a live concert at the Bluebird, Juliette is home alone and not loving it. Meanwhile, Scarlett is fired up with creativity and pills.

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Bitch
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7.92
590 votes

#12 - Bitch

Prime Suspect (US) - Season 1 - Episode 3

While helping out at her father's bar, Jane finds herself without her gun when she confronted with a robber. Calderon and Jane get assigned to solving the murder of a woman found in a dumpster. Meanwhile, Carolina Rivera tries to befriend Jane while working on her father's robbery case but gets the cold shoulder.

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With a Brave Heart
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7.92
680 votes

#13 - With a Brave Heart

Chicago Med - Season 4 - Episode 22

Dr. Charles and Caroline set some major plans. Ava fights to keep her relationship with Connor. Agent Lee informs Will of news that may put his life in danger.

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Timing
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7.91
1302 votes

#14 - Timing

Chicago Med - Season 1 - Episode 18

Dr. Rhodes treats his mentor and Goodman faces personal issues in the Season 1 finale. Also: April deals with a disorderly patient; Dr. Manning’s past catches up with her; and Sarah’s graduation day arrives, but she remains conflicted about her future.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes
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7.91
1440 votes

#15 - Out of the Mouths of Babes

Breakout Kings - Season 1 - Episode 4

Joe, a convicted pedophile, disguises himself as a crewmember on a film shoot and makes a break for it. The team must not only catch him, but must be sure he doesn't commit any more crimes while on the loose. Their first lead sends them to the school where Joe worked as a counselor and where the six children are who he as accused of molesting. They also manage to track down Joe's estranged wife and children, whose lives have been seemingly destroyed by Joe's life-sentence in prison. Meanwhile, Erica is determined to see her six-year-old daughter on her birthday and Charlie's wife urges him to take her on a much-needed vacation.

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Don't Go
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7.90
702 votes

#16 - Don't Go

Friday Night Lights - Season 5 - Episode 10

An elite college football program attempts to lure Coach away from East Dillon. Vince vows to earn his spot back. Friends and family speak at Tim's parole hearing. East Dillon holds a Fall Sports Banquet.

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The Great Wall of Silence
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7.86
401 votes

#17 - The Great Wall of Silence

Prime Suspect (US) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Jane and Evrard go to Chinatown to investigate a murder during a game of mahjong. Jane and Evrard can't seem to get a break on the case when a big shot lawyer seems to make all the witnesses disappear. Meanwhile, Reg lets Matt in on a little secret about Jane.

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Closer
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7.85
1034 votes

#18 - Closer

Touch (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Guillermo, a religious zealot, tries to attain his vision.

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The Tipping Point
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7.84
906 votes

#19 - The Tipping Point

Chicago Med - Season 3 - Episode 20

Dr. Rhodes second guesses his decision to remove himself from the team of doctors who work to separate conjoined twins. Dr. Choi and April make a startling discovery about his sister, Emily, and Dr. Charles uncovers troubling information concerning Dr. Reese’s father. Season Finale

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Music of the Spheres
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7.79
1735 votes

#20 - Music of the Spheres

Touch (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Martin exposes a corrupt parole officer, and a Brazilian street musician uses his guitar to win the heart of a beautiful woman. In addition, Jake bonds with another mute boy, while Clea and Martin learn new information about one of Teller's key patients.

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Game Day
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7.77
1253 votes

#21 - Game Day

Awake - Season 1 - Episode 9

The final play in a big football rivalry happens differently in Detective Britten's two realities; Rex's heart is broken; Vega and Hannah plan a going-away party for Britten.

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All or Nothing with Me
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7.73
457 votes

#22 - All or Nothing with Me

Nashville (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 21

Rayna organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out Luke has been injured in Afghanistan, forcing him to cut his tour short. Deacon and Maddie are brought closer together as they chart a new course for their future. Teddy is beginning to feel like his family is slipping further and further away from him. Juliette is racked with guilt knowing that her back is against the wall after Jeff threatens to go to Avery with the truth. Gunnar is feeling pressure to reveal a secret about Juliette to Avery until Zoey urges him that his professional and private life should be kept separate. And Will and Layla begin shooting their new reality series.

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After the Fall
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7.73
616 votes

#23 - After the Fall

Friday Night Lights - Season 4 - Episode 2

A controversy at West Dillon puts star player Luke Cafferty on the Lions' roster. Elsewhere, Coach tries to reenergize his demoralized team and Tami takes an unpopular stand. Meanwhile, Matt meets an uncouth local artist and Tim finds a new living situation in an unexpected place.

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The Ghosts of the Past
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7.73
548 votes

#24 - The Ghosts of the Past

Chicago Med - Season 5 - Episode 17

Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles assist in a complicated case helping a 4-year old who they quickly learn is no stranger to the ED. Dr. Marcel and Dr. Choi tend to a police officer with a mysterious gunshot wound to the abdomen. Relationships are put to the test as secrets are revealed.

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Toilet Bowl
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7.72
545 votes

#25 - Toilet Bowl

Friday Night Lights - Season 4 - Episode 8

Eric realizes that East Dillon's problems aren't only on the field; Jess tries to choose between Vince and Landry; Luke's injury takes a toll on him; and Riggins makes a decision that could backfire.

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Desperate Souls
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7.72
4692 votes

#26 - Desperate Souls

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 8

Regina and Mr. Gold play dirty politics and take opposite sides when Emma runs for a coveted Storybrooke public office against Sidney. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Rumplestiltskin tries to track down the ultimate power source in order to help his son avert the horrors of a meaningless war.

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Natural History
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7.72
1403 votes

#27 - Natural History

Chicago Med - Season 2 - Episode 3

Dr. Manning and Jeff Clarke are forced to figure out a mystery illness when an Indonesian man who doesn’t speak English arrives at the hospital in dire straights. Maggie takes Dr. Halstead to her family reunion. Dr. Rhodes takes on a complicated heart surgery without consulting Dr. Latham. Dr. Reese and Dr. Charles encounter a woman experiencing an unusual pregnancy.

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Us
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7.70
1236 votes

#28 - Us

Chicago Med - Season 1 - Episode 13

A husband makes a request following his wife’s death; Dr. Charles tries to reason with a patient who wants to remove his own arm from his body; a child arrives at the hospital after swallowing magnets; Sarah has last-minute thoughts about her residency.

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Inherent Bias
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7.70
1456 votes

#29 - Inherent Bias

Chicago Med - Season 2 - Episode 7

Sharon Goodwin’s childhood sweetheart arrives at the hospital, but finds himself in dire straits. To help get his financial footing, Dr. Halstead gets lured into a concierge doctor app idea. Meanwhile, a young woman with a heart infection is treated by Dr. Rhodes against Dr. Charles’ advice and Reese’s former patient, a sex trafficking victim, reaches out to her for help.

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Down By Law
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7.68
976 votes

#30 - Down By Law

Chicago Med - Season 3 - Episode 10

After witnessing a drive-by shooting and hitting her head, Dr. Manning struggles with the aftermath of a head injury. Complicating matters, she and Dr. Halstead deal with a teenage patient and her overbearing older husband, who might not be looking out for his young wife’s best interests. Dr. Rhodes finds himself in a unique situation when he learns alarming information about the woman he went on a date with. Maggie is surprised to discover some unexpected things about the man she has been seeing. Dr. Charles is frustrated when Dr. Reese disobeys his orders and puts herself at risk.

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All the Lonely People
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7.67
699 votes

#31 - All the Lonely People

Chicago Med - Season 4 - Episode 10

April finds herself in a dangerous situation and Natalie gets an update on Will. Dr. Rhodes gears up for a gala honoring his hybrid O.R. and tries to convince Dr. Bekker to join him.

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Two of a Kind
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7.67
907 votes

#32 - Two of a Kind

Touch (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 10

Jake uses the cipher to find Amelia; a bloody path leads Martin to Guillermo, who is stalking Dr. Plimpton; as shocking events unfold, lives are lost.

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Derailed
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7.67
1510 votes

#33 - Derailed

Chicago Med - Season 1 - Episode 1

The grand opening of Chicago Med’s emergency department is interrupted by victims of an elevated train crash, pushing the staff to their limits.

On the Outside Looking In
star
7.67
637 votes

#34 - On the Outside Looking In

Friday Night Lights - Season 5 - Episode 2

Eric realizes that the Lions' performance in the first game of the season hasn't satisfied everyone; Vince receives unexpected benefits from his status as a football player; and Luke's aggression on the field has repercussions.

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Mountains and Molehills
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7.66
1003 votes

#35 - Mountains and Molehills

Chicago Med - Season 3 - Episode 5

When a young woman with HIV symptoms and no insurance refuses to take the test, Goodwin and Dr. Choi attempt to treat her without taking a toll on the hospital’s resources. Natalie and Will try to diagnose a young girl with increasing paralysis. Noah deals with his first death as a resident and takes it upon himself to inform the family. Sarah continues to avoid work as her fear over the hospital’s security increases.

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Be My Better Half
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7.66
841 votes

#36 - Be My Better Half

Chicago Med - Season 4 - Episode 1

Goodwin finds herself quickly clashing with the new hospital COO Gwen Garrett while April questions whether or not Ethan’s sister, Emily, is using again. Dr. Charles deals with his past actions.

Speak Your Truth
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7.65
1190 votes

#37 - Speak Your Truth

Chicago Med - Season 3 - Episode 1

As the third season opens, the doctors of Chicago Med take their opinions to the extreme as they try to bring justice to the perpetrator in the shooting of Dr. Charles. Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning work on a heart-wrenching case that forces them to examine their own matters of the heart. Though Robin’s brain tumor was removed and she is discharged from the rehabilitation center, Dr. Rhodes remains on edge that her problems are not quite resolved. Meanwhile, Rhodes gets blindsided by his colleague Dr. Bekkar, Maggie sticks up for a patient and Dr. Choi and April try to navigate their new working relationship.

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I Fall to Pieces
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7.64
581 votes

#38 - I Fall to Pieces

Nashville (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 1

After the crash, Rayna is in a coma and Deacon is left to wait on his pending jail sentence. Teddy is still shell-shocked about Peggy's pregnancy and struggles to understand where he belongs... Is it by Rayna's side with his daughters? Meanwhile, Maddie grapples with the revelation that Deacon is her father and, feeling alone, turns to Juliette, unwittingly revealing the details of what happened before the traumatic crash. And Gunnar and Scarlett's relationship becomes even more complicated after the proposal, so they turn to their friends, Will and Zoey, for support.

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Who Do You Think You Are?
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7.64
649 votes

#39 - Who Do You Think You Are?

Friday Night Lights - Season 2 - Episode 12

Tami and Coach Taylor look into day care for Gracie, but find themselves having a tough time letting go. Meanwhile, Lyla starts working as a deejay on a Christian radio station and, despite being ridiculed by Tim Riggins, she is able to strike a chord with him. Elsewhere, Matt Saracen discovers that he is actually in love with his grandma's at-home nurse, while Brian "Smash" Williams learns that those close to him may not be ready for interracial dating.

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Stories, Secrets, Half-Truths and Lies
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7.63
393 votes

#40 - Stories, Secrets, Half-Truths and Lies

Chicago Med - Season 6 - Episode 15

Crockett worries he made a surgical error when a recent transplant patient comes in with complications. Carol is once again in distress. Will and Natalie must take action to right their wrong.

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Heavy Is the Head
star
7.63
821 votes

#41 - Heavy Is the Head

Chicago Med - Season 4 - Episode 3

When a sick boy is brought in, Ethan is faced with a tough decision that quickly escalates into a complicated and dangerous situation. Connor and Maggie are put to the test, while Natalie and Ethan aren’t sure what to make of Elsa, the new third year medical student.

Bound
star
7.62
1196 votes

#42 - Bound

Chicago Med - Season 1 - Episode 6

Dark family secrets emerge when Dr. Rhodes’ father is honored for making a large donation to the hospital. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security arrives when two injured airplane stowaways are brought to the hospital and Dr. Sarah Reese must deliver heartbreaking news to a boy.

Game of the Week
star
7.57
643 votes

#43 - Game of the Week

Friday Night Lights - Season 3 - Episode 9

Tim returns to find both good and bad surprises. Coach has to change his plans and reluctantly supports Tami when she feels obligated to help Tyra out of a jam. Saracen has second thoughts and clashes with Shelby. Lyla and Mindy team up.

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Scope of Practice
star
7.57
344 votes

#44 - Scope of Practice

Trauma - Season 1 - Episode 15

Nancy comes under fire for ignoring protocol when treating a high school cheerleader and her actions put Dr. Joe in the hot seat and their relationship on the line. Meanwhile, Rabbit and Marisa are quarantined after being exposed to a patient with meningitis. Elsewhere, a misunderstanding puts Boone's partnership with Tyler to the test.

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A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
star
7.56
673 votes

#45 - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

Friday Night Lights - Season 3 - Episode 11

Tyra is desperate and once again turns to Landry. Coach and Tami learn of a change that could dismantle the Panthers team. Tim sees another side of Lyla. Matt flips out when Grandma suffers an accident. Tensions escalate between JD and Joe.

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Chains of Command
star
7.56
644 votes

#46 - Chains of Command

Madam Secretary - Season 1 - Episode 13

Elizabeth pushes for the prosecution of a Bahraini diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home. Henry's father comes to visit.

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Cassandra Complex
star
7.54
3281 votes

#47 - Cassandra Complex

12 Monkeys - Season 1 - Episode 3

Cole's search for the location of the virus leads him to 2014, and to a devastating moment in Dr. Railly's life involving a dangerous outbreak in Haiti.

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Yesterday
star
7.53
2763 votes

#48 - Yesterday

12 Monkeys - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Core that powers the time machine is fading. To get Cole back from the past, Jones must convince her former colleagues at the military operation "Spearhead" that her mission is worth saving.

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I'm Cooler than You Think
star
7.51
512 votes

#49 - I'm Cooler than You Think

Parenthood (2010) - Season 2 - Episode 3

Amber starts spending a lot of time with her new friend Kelsey which makes Sarah jealous. Sarah’s coworker, Mike, gives her advice on the situation. Elsewhere, Julia pushes Joel for another baby. Meanwhile, Adam struggles with his relationship with Max.

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Lonelyhearts
star
7.48
5428 votes

#50 - Lonelyhearts

Grimm - Season 1 - Episode 4

After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick sends Monroe undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect. In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he'll have to get past Captain Renard.