The BEST episodes directed by Michael Zinberg

Turkeys Away
star
9.06
245 votes

#1 - Turkeys Away

WKRP in Cincinnati - Season 1 - Episode 7

Feeling left out at the station, Mr. Carlson comes up with a top-secret Thanksgiving promotion involving twenty live turkeys.

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Life Sentence
star
9.04
76 votes

#2 - Life Sentence

The Practice - Season 4 - Episode 22

Ellenor defends a deaf woman who shot and killed the man who allegedly murdered her young daughter. The client's crime is captured on video in front of dozens of witnesses, leaving no doubt as to who committed the act. The only to way to exonerate the client is to manipulate the jury's heartstrings. Meanwhile Lindsay learns that Bobby hates weddings and decides to spring a surprise elopement.

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Pro Se
star
9.03
67 votes

#3 - Pro Se

The Practice - Season 6 - Episode 13

Ellenor is ordered to appear as co-counsel for murderer Ray McMurphy, who insists on defending himself in his latest trial. The trial turns ugly for everyone involved, as McMurphy will do whatever it takes to keep himself from going back to prison. Meanwhile, the firm try to support Bobby as he comes out of hospital and he tries to come to terms with being victimised.

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Initiation
star
9.00
4 votes

#4 - Initiation

Mr. Belvedere - Season 4 - Episode 1

Kevin has begun college and decides to join a fraternity. Part of his initiation includes, donning women's clothing bringing the worst looking girl to a frat party. Coincidentally, Kevin meets a girl whom he thinks fits the bill, but wants to spare her feelings. However, he finds himself trapped and hurting her feelings seems to be the only way out.

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Goodbye (2)
star
8.75
63 votes

#5 - Goodbye (2)

The Practice - Season 7 - Episode 22

Shocking twists in the trial of an accused wife-killer rattle Jimmy and Rebecca. Bobby's news to the firm devastates Eugene and has an impact on Lindsay.

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Simka Returns
star
8.73
61 votes

#6 - Simka Returns

Taxi - Season 4 - Episode 15

Latka is eagerly anticipating a reunion with his ex-girlfriend from the old country, Simka. She arrives at the garage and while Latka is in the bathroom, Alex warns her of Latka's multiple personalities. Sure enough, at Latka's apartment later, Vic Ferrarri makes his appearance and seduces Simka. Much to Latka's dismay, soon his alter-ego, Vic, and Simka seem to be an item. Alex encourages Latka to fight Vic for Simka, which he does in hilarious fashion and Vic never returns.

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Tony's Lady
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8.62
62 votes

#7 - Tony's Lady

Taxi - Season 4 - Episode 14

Tony takes a second job working as a chauffer for a wealthy but friendly woman named Christina. The two of them hit it off while he's driving her around, and Tony develops a crush on her. By the time Tony finally gets up the nerve to ask her out, it's too late-- she has just become engaged.

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Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter (2)
star
8.50
4 votes

#8 - Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter (2)

Caroline in the City - Season 3 - Episode 26

On the eve of their moving in together, Caroline leaves Trevor alone as she dashes off to Spain, with Annie in tow, in an attempt to repair the damage she has done to Richard and Julia's marriage. Lunching at Remo's, they have seen Remo's new waitress wearing a diamond bracelet and realized it was she making love to José during the party. Richard arrives in Spain and the hotel maid, who hates Julia, directs him to the ""matador bar"" on the corner; but when he demands to speak to a ""worthless matador named José,"" every man in the bar stands up. By the time Caroline and Annie arrive, Richard has traced Julia to Pamplona, where she has gone to see the running of the bulls; unaware of the event, and distracted by the arrival of Caroline, Richard flees for his life and is trampled by the bulls - only mildly, as we discover. Meanwhile, Del suffers through endless bad pitches thrown by Monica's son while Charlie explains why he won't let the hopeless kid into the game, and discovers an unexpec

The Leap Home (2): Vietnam
star
8.44
435 votes

#9 - The Leap Home (2): Vietnam

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 2

April 7, 1970: As a Navy SEAL in his own brother's squad, Sam must determine whether he is there to save Tom's life or ensure the success of the mission on which his brother was killed. Also Al from 1970 was a P.O.W.

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New Evidence (1)
star
8.35
107 votes

#10 - New Evidence (1)

The Practice - Season 4 - Episode 12

Lindsay takes the firm to Los Angeles to defend an acquaintance who's on trial for murdering his on-line girlfriend. As evidence mounts against their client, Bobby and the rest deal with a controlling judge, an antagonistic detective and the victim's sister, a nun with issues.

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Hunk of the Month
star
8.29
82 votes

#11 - Hunk of the Month

Who's the Boss? - Season 2 - Episode 8

After posing for a calendar, Tony becomes the object of a seductive woman's affections. Angela doesn't want him to date her, but her views change when one of the calendar's other stars takes an interest in her.

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Caroline and the New Neighbor
star
8.20
5 votes

#12 - Caroline and the New Neighbor

Caroline in the City - Season 2 - Episode 20

Things get a little stiff when an demanding elderly new neighbor, who is driving an initially sympathetic Caroline nuts, asks Caroline and Annie for a really big favor - to help out with the removal of her dead, naked husband. Meanwhile, Richard tries to sell his car, but the only bidder is Louis, a bizarre individual claiming to be a minister and promising eternal life in exchange for the vehicle. Charlie, smitten with Sophia, the beautiful new waitress at Remo's, offers Richard $500 (which he makes driving the car as a gypsy cab) so he can give the car to Sophia as a love token; but Richard decides to keep the car and drive it as a cab himself. Through all this, Del is obsessed with the idea that he is losing his hair and his looks.

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The Leap Back
star
8.18
350 votes

#13 - The Leap Back

Quantum Leap - Season 4 - Episode 1

June 15, 1945: Struck by lightning, Sam and Al find their roles reversed, as Sam returns to the future, and to a long-lost love, while Al leaps back to 1945 to prevent the death of a returning World War II hero and his former girlfriend.

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Double Date
star
8.14
109 votes

#14 - Double Date

Who's the Boss? - Season 1 - Episode 18

Samantha is looking forward to the upcoming school dance, but Tony spoils her evening by constantly taking pictures of her and her date, working at the dance as a chaperone, and getting caught kissing her teacher in front of the entire class.

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What They Become
star
8.10
4501 votes

#15 - What They Become

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 2 - Episode 10

Coulson and Whitehall's forces meet in an explosive confrontation that dramatically alters everyone's fates. Meanwhile, Skye discovers shocking secrets about her past.

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Good Morning, Peoria
star
8.09
294 votes

#16 - Good Morning, Peoria

Quantum Leap - Season 2 - Episode 6

September 9, 1959: Rock 'n' roll is about to become big, but not in Peoria. That is, unless Sam, as DJ Howlin' Chick Howell, can manage to keep the radio station where he's employed from being shut down by overly conservative town elders.

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Homewreckers
star
8.06
16 votes

#17 - Homewreckers

Coach - Season 2 - Episode 15

Hayden seeks Luther's companionship while Christine works on the weekend, and while she is away nearly destroys her apartment.

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Apocalypse Not
star
8.04
407 votes

#18 - Apocalypse Not

Charmed - Season 2 - Episode 21

When a vanquishing spell goes awry while the Halliwells try to destroy the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Prue and one of the Horsemen become trapped in a vortex. Piper and Phoebe enlist the help of the three remaining Horsemen to free Prue and the fourth Horseman before the vortex closes, and both are killed.

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Friends and Ex-Lovers
star
8.02
44 votes

#19 - Friends and Ex-Lovers

The Practice - Season 5 - Episode 10

Despite a restraining order, William Hinks continues to harass Lindsay, as more questions arise as to whether or not he's the real serial killer. Meanwhile, Bobby blames himself for Scott Wallace's latest offense.

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Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter (1)
star
8.00
3 votes

#20 - Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter (1)

Caroline in the City - Season 3 - Episode 25

Now that they are planning to move in together, Caroline and Trevor hold a rummage sale on Caroline's doorstep, but she can't bear to part with her things and winds up buying them back at a loss. All she manages to sell is Del's softball glove, which he needs because he is helping Charlie coach a Little League team; this surprises everyone until they meet Monica, the attractive mother of one of the boys. Meanwhile, planning to spend the summer in Spain, Richard and Julia throw themselves a bon voyage party (described by Caroline as a ""Eurotrash compacter""). While Julia shops, a distracted Richard is indifferent to the cook's ""perfect Bernaise sauce,"" so the indignant chef quits (and Remo gets the job on two hours' notice, with the new waitress from his restaurant as staff). Julia has celebrated by buying herself a flashy new diamond bracelet; and during the party, when Caroline and Annie sneak into the en suite bathroom, they accidentally overhear a man with a distinctive laugh making

Sailor Man
star
7.98
1288 votes

#21 - Sailor Man

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 3

Shortly after sailors invade the streets of Boston for Fleet Week, a young girl is found dead. Frost's father, a Navy Admiral, comes to town, causing tension with his son. And, Maura goes on a date with Angela's mechanic.

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M.I.A.
star
7.97
337 votes

#22 - M.I.A.

Quantum Leap - Season 2 - Episode 22

April 1, 1969: When Sam leaps into the life of an undercover cop, Al explains that his mission is to convince a navy nurse that her MIA husband is still alive, and to prevent her from marrying a lawyer she meets on the day Sam leaps in. But a series of coincidences causes Sam to wonder about the true nature of his mission.

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Berlin
star
7.96
5478 votes

#23 - Berlin

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 21

After discovering the truth behind her father's death, Liz refuses to work with Red, just as his situation grows desperate.

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The Brotherhood
star
7.96
341 votes

#24 - The Brotherhood

JAG - Season 1 - Episode 12

During a simulated attack a seriously wounded Marine is found on the beach. JAG is called in to investigate. Harm and Meg follow two ways: An executed Code Red or a brawl. Locations: Camp Pendleton and area; Los Angeles

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An Old Accustom'd Feast
star
7.95
673 votes

#25 - An Old Accustom'd Feast

Star-Crossed - Season 1 - Episode 8

Roman invites Emery inside the sector to celebrate Dinaskyu, an Atrian holiday that celebrates the family. Emery asks Sophia for tips on how to impress her mother. Vega tells Drake that with Zoe missing, they’ve tapped him to be their new undercover operative, which means he’ll be leaving town and getting his markings removed. When Roman goes to Vega and asks her to reconsider sending Drake away, she offers him a way out. Meanwhile, Eva approaches Julia with an offer. When Julia refuses, Eva takes her mission to a dangerous place. Finally, Grayson confronts Emery about her feelings for Roman.

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I Fought the Law
star
7.95
1532 votes

#26 - I Fought the Law

The Good Wife - Season 4 - Episode 1

A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm's financial issues.

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Control
star
7.93
395 votes

#27 - Control

Franklin & Bash - Season 3 - Episode 7

Peter and Jared attempt to silence a relentless heckler who’s singled out a major league prospect. Rachel reluctantly handles her family’s litigation against a bull semen distributor, and Karp’s quest to judgeship hits a roadblock when his mentor is found dead on a golf course. Meanwhile, Peter’s future with Charlie takes a back seat to her potential career commitments.

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Life's a Beach
star
7.92
248 votes

#28 - Life's a Beach

90210 - Season 5 - Episode 16

Liam decides to open his own custom surfboard shop for women, but things get complicated when he becomes romantically involved with his first investor. Naomi tries to convince Mark to stay in Los Angeles after he receives an offer to be head chef at a restaurant in New York, while Dixon convinces Silver to direct Michaela’s first music video before she gets pregnant.

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Two Steps Back
star
7.89
1312 votes

#29 - Two Steps Back

NCIS - Season 15 - Episode 22

When evidence reveals an NCIS team member is a hitman’s latest target, the team must search through old case files to determine who is seeking vengeance.

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Burning Down the House
star
7.89
1416 votes

#30 - Burning Down the House

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 15

When a warehouse fire kills a firefighter, Jane and Maura must investigate whether it was arson or an accident. But the investigation hits a snag when a hit-and-run leaves someone in the hospital. FBI Agent Gabriel Dean returns, hoping to rekindle his relationship with Jane.

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President Trump
star
7.89
220 votes

#31 - President Trump

The Carmichael Show - Season 2 - Episode 13

Joe and Maxine clash over politics and elections are debated when Joe chooses to vote for Donald Trump, to Maxine's chagrin, and some important news gets overshadowed. Also: Jerrod sets out to hear all sides of the election debate.

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New Neighbors
star
7.88
222 votes

#32 - New Neighbors

The Carmichael Show - Season 2 - Episode 6

Jerrod and Maxine clash over his parents' behavior after a Muslim couple moves in next door. The problem intensifies when his parents see their new neighbors receive a mysterious package and they become determined to investigate.

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The Next Day
star
7.87
1432 votes

#33 - The Next Day

The Good Wife - Season 5 - Episode 6

Alicia and Cary represent a client who changed firms and Will and Diane delay turning over the case files. Marilyn tries to give advice to Alicia.

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We Don't Need Another Hero
star
7.87
1459 votes

#34 - We Don't Need Another Hero

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 1

After taking a bullet during a siege of the precinct, Jane Rizzoli is honored as a hero at a public event. The celebration is short-lived, however, when disaster strikes. The ensuing case reunites Jane with an old high-school flame, Sgt. Major Casey Jones, who may be just the person she needs to heal her emotional scars.

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Book 27
star
7.87
1169 votes

#35 - Book 27

Evil - Season 1 - Episode 13

David, Kristen and Ben assess whether a pregnant woman is possessed when she claims one of the twins she’s carrying is evil. Their investigation leads to a fertility clinic where they discover a connection to all of their encounters throughout the season. Kristen questions one of her daughters’ capacity for evil upon realizing that she also used the same fertility clinic.

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Mr. Monk Is the Best Man
star
7.84
617 votes

#36 - Mr. Monk Is the Best Man

Monk - Season 8 - Episode 13

Monk must determine who is trying to ruin a friend's wedding.

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Blood in the Water
star
7.84
643 votes

#37 - Blood in the Water

NCIS - Season 19 - Episode 1

As the NCIS team searches for Gibbs after wreckage from his boat is discovered, they find out he was tracking a serial killer with journalist Marcie Warren, who wrote an exposé on him.

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Parting Shot
star
7.83
4143 votes

#38 - Parting Shot

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 3 - Episode 13

Bobbi and Hunter become ensnared in an assassination plot after tracking Malick to Russia. As S.H.I.E.L.D. races to save the lives on the line, the team is changed forever

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You Can't Win 'Em All
star
7.81
273 votes

#39 - You Can't Win 'Em All

90210 - Season 5 - Episode 20

Jordan calls in a favor from his mother to help out Mark, but in exchange must end things with Naomi. Annie must deal with the betrayal Liam feels from being in her book and Michaela catches Navid and Adrianna during an intimate moment.

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The Bit Bucket
star
7.80
1469 votes

#40 - The Bit Bucket

The Good Wife - Season 5 - Episode 2

Unaware that Lockhart & Gardner's communications are being monitored, Cary and Alicia sue the NSA on Chumhum's behalf. Alicia receives support from her mother. Eli tries to secure Diane's Supreme Court nomination.

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The Accidental Occidental Conception
star
7.80
216 votes

#41 - The Accidental Occidental Conception

The Middleman (2008) - Season 1 - Episode 2

Wendy and The Middleman attempt to stop a revived Terracotta Warrior from unleashing a hail of fire upon Earth.

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Bloodlines
star
7.80
1401 votes

#42 - Bloodlines

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 7

Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie's old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise, and Jane has no problem speaking her mind about the situation.

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Hail & Farewell
star
7.79
1039 votes

#43 - Hail & Farewell

NCIS - Season 16 - Episode 20

NCIS investigates the murder of a Marine Major believed to have been killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon after human remains are discovered at a construction site. A personal history with the victim drives Gibbs to solve her crime.

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Kale
star
7.79
296 votes

#44 - Kale

The Carmichael Show - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jerrod encourages his parents to lead healthier lifestyles, but his efforts backfire and cause a family debate about health, aging and death.

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Alienation of Affection
star
7.78
1942 votes

#45 - Alienation of Affection

The Good Wife - Season 3 - Episode 12

Lockhart & Gardner faces trouble when a recently divorced couple claims they influenced their separation for their own personal gain.

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Someone Else's Shoes
star
7.78
959 votes

#46 - Someone Else's Shoes

NCIS - Season 17 - Episode 4

The NCIS team links a bizarre crime scene at Arlington National Cemetery to a string of attacks on homeless veterans.

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Babes in Toyland
star
7.78
397 votes

#47 - Babes in Toyland

90210 - Season 4 - Episode 17

Naomi’s sister Jen arrives with her son for a surprise visit. Adrianna and Dixon land a meeting with a major movie producer to discuss music on his next film, but are sabotaged by Vanessa. Meanwhile, Silver gets accepted into New York University and Ivy attracts attention in the underground scene when she switches to a less conventional style of art..

Robert Needs Money
star
7.78
314 votes

#48 - Robert Needs Money

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 7 - Episode 6

After deciding to lend Robert $1,000 when he complains he's struggling with finances, Ray and Debra are surprised when Robert uses the money for a vacation to Las Vegas.

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Cooked
star
7.77
1226 votes

#49 - Cooked

The Good Wife - Season 7 - Episode 3

Alicia and Lucca work together on a complicated case involving a designer drug dealer. Meanwhile, Eli persuades Alicia and Veronica to participate in a mother-daughter cooking show to help Peter's campaign, but things don't go as planned.

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Fighting In-Laws
star
7.77
409 votes

#50 - Fighting In-Laws

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 5 - Episode 9

While celebrating Thanksgiving, Debra discovers that her seemingly contented parents are really not very happy with each other. When Ray accidentally overhears his in-laws going at it with each other, he relays the news to Debra... who has always believed her parents' relationship to be a lot healthier than Frank and Marie's. But, when things come to a head at the Thanksgiving table, it's apparent that there really isn't that much of a difference between the two older couples – much to Debra's dismay.

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