The Best Episodes Directed by Michelle Maclaren

To'hajiilee

#1 - To'hajiilee

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 13

Things heat up for Walt in unexpected ways.

star 8.84
5772 votes
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Salud

#2 - Salud

Breaking Bad Season 4 - Episode 10

Walt's family worries when he doesn't turn up for Walter, Jr.'s 16th birthday. Jesse is forced to put his lab skills to the test without Mr. White's help.

star 8.69
4409 votes
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One Minute

#3 - One Minute

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 7

Hank's increasing volatility forces a confrontation with Jesse and trouble at work. Skyler pressures Walt to make a deal. Gus' actions have severe consequences.

star 8.65
4402 votes
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Gliding Over All

#4 - Gliding Over All

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 8

Walt ties up loose ends. Seeing the evidence of his success, he makes a startling and dangerous decision.

star 8.62
4831 votes
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My Name Is Ruby

#5 - My Name Is Ruby

The Deuce Season 1 - Episode 8

Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy, as expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby. Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere. Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct. Abby changes up the Hi-Hat’s clientele. Sandra faces editorial and legal hurdles. Barbara and Thunder Thighs connect with the wrong sort of clients. Vincent settles a score. C.C. encourages Ace, a former pimp, to get back in the game.

star 8.50
2 votes
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A

#6 - A

The Walking Dead Season 4 - Episode 16

Many paths collide. Rick faces sheer brutality. The group struggles to survive.

star 8.33
4997 votes
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Buried

#7 - Buried

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 10

While Skyler's past catches up with her, Walt covers his tracks. Jesse continues to struggle with his guilt.

star 8.33
5364 votes
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Pilot

#8 - Pilot

The Deuce Season 1 - Episode 1

Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino navigate their way through the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square. Vincent crosses paths with other midtown denizens while plotting to improve his situation. Abby gets enlisted to buy amphetamines.

star 8.30
4 votes
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The Well-Tempered Clavier

#9 - The Well-Tempered Clavier

Westworld Season 1 - Episode 9

Dolores and Bernard reconnect with their pasts; Maeve makes a bold proposition to Hector; Teddy finds enlightenment, at a price.

star 8.30
14258 votes
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4 Days Out

#10 - 4 Days Out

Breaking Bad Season 2 - Episode 9

After Walt undergoes a PET-CT scan, he and his family wait for news about his cancer treatment progress. Fearing the worst, Walt follows Saul's advice to cook as much product as he can with the time he has left. Jesse's relationship with Jane develops, but is put on hold when he and Walt retreat to the desert for their marathon cook.

star 8.26
4401 votes
Second Sons

#11 - Second Sons

Game of Thrones Season 3 - Episode 8

King’s Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Daenerys meets the Titan’s Bastard. Davos demands proof from Melisandre. Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.

star 8.22
10065 votes
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The Bear and the Maiden Fair

#12 - The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Game of Thrones Season 3 - Episode 7

Daenerys exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside of Yunkai. As Sansa frets about her prospects, Shae chafes at Tyrion’s new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. Brienne faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.

star 8.15
9930 votes
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Oathkeeper

#13 - Oathkeeper

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 4

Jon welcomes volunteers. Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor seek shelter. Jaime and Brienne discuss his honor. Daenerys balances justice and mercy.

star 8.14
11033 votes
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Blame It on the Rain

#14 - Blame It on the Rain

Kyle XY Season 1 - Episode 6

Kyle becomes frustrated when he experiences his first brief flashes of memory, and he ultimately finds comfort from Amanda. It's the day of Lori's birthday, but she's not excited about it while Kyle on the other hand, wishes he even knew the date of his birthday.

star 8.14
146 votes
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Shotgun

#15 - Shotgun

Breaking Bad Season 4 - Episode 5

When Jesse goes missing, Walt fears the worst. Skyler has an unlikely reunion. Hank shares some bad news with Detective Tim Roberts.

star 8.13
4242 votes
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Madrigal

#16 - Madrigal

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 2

Walt and Jesse seek out an unlikely partner for a new business venture. The DEA follows up new leads in its investigation.

star 8.08
4488 votes
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Guts

#17 - Guts

The Walking Dead Season 1 - Episode 2

Rick unknowingly causes a group of survivors to be trapped by walkers. The group dynamic devolves from accusations to violence, as Rick must confront an enemy far more dangerous than the undead.

star 8.04
4413 votes
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First of His Name

#18 - First of His Name

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Episode 5

Jon starts a new mission. Cersei and Tywin consider the next move for the Crown. Daenerys makes plans for the future after hearing the latest news from King's Landing. Lord Baelish and Sansa reach their destination.

star 8.04
10965 votes
Revelations

#19 - Revelations

Hell on Wheels Season 1 - Episode 7

With Elam's life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he’s willing to risk. Meanwhile Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband.

star 8.03
707 votes
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I.F.T.

#20 - I.F.T.

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 3

Walt ignores Skyler's demands, furthering the rift between them and pushing her to break bad. Still suffering from panic and anxiety attacks, Hank crosses a line at work.

star 8.01
4252 votes
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Abiquiu

#21 - Abiquiu

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 11

Skyler gets more involved in Walt's business, much to his chagrin. Hank struggles with his recovery. Jesse takes an active role in his new enterprise, leading him to a startling discovery.

star 7.98
4195 votes
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Midnight Sun

#22 - Midnight Sun

Without a Trace Season 1 - Episode 10

When a man leaves his home in the morning with his daughter to take her to school and then to open his dry-cleaning store, but they both of they never make it there .

star 7.95
87 votes
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Need to Know

#23 - Need to Know

NCIS Season 9 - Episode 17

Top-secret clearance from a Naval research laboratory is jeopardized when the murder of a Chief Petty Officer is connected to an international arms dealer. Meanwhile, Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget tries to butter up Gibbs in hopes of joining the team.

star 7.94
526 votes
Suspicious Minds

#24 - Suspicious Minds

Memphis Beat Season 1 - Episode 7

When a private plane is found abandoned in a riverside park, the squad hits the trail in search of a pair of the owners, a couple of elderly lottery winners who may have been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Greenback catches a close friend in a compromising position. And Lt. Rice catches the eye of a handsome Coast Guard officer.

star 7.92
25 votes
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John D.O.A.

#25 - John D.O.A.

John Doe Season 1 - Episode 11

Lenny renews his duel of wits with John, kidnapping Lt. Avery and sending a series of cryptic clues with a fatal deadline. A new captain makes things hard for John and he and Digger go off on their own to hunt down the killer. John meets up with Frank and they figure both that the police are on the wrong trail going into a booby trap and where Lenny really is. But Frank accidentally shoots John, killing him and letting Lenny escape. It's a ruse to draw Lenny out at the cemetery with no one in the way, one that (more or less) works. We do find out that Lenny branded himself with John's mark and didn't have any deep connection to him.

star 7.90
47 votes
Doctor Emmet Cole

#26 - Doctor Emmet Cole

The River (2012) Season 1 - Episode 6

The Magus crew arrive at Sahte Falls and find footage that Emmet filmed of the days leading up to his disappearance. Lincoln and Tess have no choice but to watch as Emmet battles for survival on his way to the mysterious Source of all magic. Meanwhile, Lena has a confession to make to one of her crewmates.

star 7.90
139 votes
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Breathe

#27 - Breathe

Better Call Saul Season 4 - Episode 2

Jimmy seeks new employment; Gus navigates the fallout from Hector's collapse; Kim endeavors to support Jimmy in the wake of Chuck's death.

star 7.89
2659 votes
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Thirty-Eight Snub

#28 - Thirty-Eight Snub

Breaking Bad Season 4 - Episode 2

Walt attempts to form a new alliance as he plans his next move. Skyler pushes Walt towards a business opportunity, in hopes of protecting the family.

star 7.88
4293 votes
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Igraine

#29 - Igraine

Camelot Season 1 - Episode 8

Pursuing the power of her dark magic, Morgan hides in plain sight at Camelot where she begins her plan to drive a wedge between Arthur and his men. Igraine tries to find a way out of Castle Pendragon.

star 7.87
218 votes
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Mijo

#30 - Mijo

Better Call Saul Season 1 - Episode 2

As his troubles escalate to a boiling point, Jimmy finds himself in dire straits. An act of carelessness puts Chuck at risk.

star 7.85
4033 votes
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Cairo

#31 - Cairo

The Leftovers Season 1 - Episode 8

Kevin fears he's losing touch with reality after finding himself, inexplicably, in a difficult situation involving Patti Levin, a leader of the Guilty Remnant. Meg loses control during another encounter with Matt; Jill confronts Aimee about her relationship with Kevin; Nora stands up to Laurie, and finds her privacy invaded.

star 7.75
2204 votes
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Infected

#32 - Infected

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 7 - Episode 12

Monica Phelps is found dead in her apartment, her son Nathan hiding in the closet behind her body. Detectives soon link Monica's death to philanthropist Ted Carthage, who runs an organization dedicated to helping people get off the streets. Benson is certain that Carthage is the killer, but a shaky ID from Nathan puts him back on the street. After Nathan kills Carthage himself, Sophie Devere argues that Nathan committed the killing because he saw Carthage shoot his mother -- something the gun manufacturers don't like.

star 7.72
158 votes
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Dirty Loyal

#33 - Dirty Loyal

Lie to Me Season 3 - Episode 3

Cal has a personal interest in an Internal Affairs investigation of a police officer, accused of murdering a gang banger.

star 7.67
465 votes
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Your World to Take

#34 - Your World to Take

The Event Season 1 - Episode 9

President Martinez reacts to the knowledge of who betrayed him within his administration. Meanwhile, after revealing her plan for the Sleepers' future, Sophia learns of dissension among her people. She sets a trap for the perpetrators and acts decisively to quell any future mutiny. Elsewhere, Sean and Leila try to unravel the mystery of Samantha's kidnapping, while evading Dempsey's nefarious clutches.

star 7.64
327 votes
All Things Being Equal

#35 - All Things Being Equal

Modern Family Season 8 - Episode 20

Gloria, Claire, Haley, Alex, Lily, Luke and Manny are equally committed to showing their support for gender equality and the women’s movement in very different ways. Meanwhile, Jay and Phil are at odds on how their parking lot attendant, Joan, should be running their lot, and jealousy ensues when Pam prefers Mitchell’s help over Cam’s with her baby.

star 7.39
3674 votes
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John Doe

#36 - John Doe

The X-Files Season 9 - Episode 7

Scully and Reyes join forces to try and find Doggett when he goes missing. Doggett has his own problems, having woken up in jail in Mexico suffering from amnesia. With no knowledge of who he is, Doggett is befriended by a local who soon has him working smuggling illegal immigrants across the border.

star 7.30
385 votes
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