The BEST episodes directed by Miguel Sapochnik

Shadows of the Jackal
36 votes

#1 - Shadows of the Jackal

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Motion Comic - Season 1 - Episode 2

Between Spartacus and his freedom stands the gladiator Crixus, whose legend begins with his battle against the horrifying Gargan Twins. Feral, evil cannibals from birth, Decimus and Tiberius Gargan are finally captured and thrown in the arena, where they devour anything--and anyone--in their path. If Crixus can't stop them, there's no man alive who can!

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Battle of the Bastards
20952 votes

#2 - Battle of the Bastards

Game of Thrones - Season 6 - Episode 9

Slaver envoys demand terms of surrender in Meereen. Ramsay plays the odds in defense of Winterfell.

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The Winds of Winter
20898 votes

#3 - The Winds of Winter

Game of Thrones - Season 6 - Episode 10

Cersei faces a day of reckoning. Daenerys antes up for the 'Great Game.'

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14581 votes

#4 - Hardhome

Game of Thrones - Season 5 - Episode 8

Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei struggles. Jon travels.

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The Long Night
12623 votes

#5 - The Long Night

Game of Thrones - Season 8 - Episode 3

Arya looks to prove her worth as a fighter.

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Turtles All the Way Down
973 votes

#6 - Turtles All the Way Down

Awake - Season 1 - Episode 13

As Britten starts to realize the truth behind the accident, a conspiracy threatens both of his realities; Britten goes after Detective Hawkins; Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans come together in a debate that forces Britten to choose a path.

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After Hours
6894 votes

#7 - After Hours

House - Season 7 - Episode 22

When House discovers that the experimental drug he's been using causes fatal tumors, he decides to attempt to excise them himself. However, he can't complete the surgery and ends up needing Cuddy's help. Meanwhile, Thirteen's friend from prison (Amy Landecker), a relapsed drug user, arrives at her apartment needing medical care after being stabbed. With her friend unwilling to go to the hospital, Thirteen enlists Chase's assistance when the friend loses sensation and movement in her arm. Also, Taub receives some unexpected news that could change his life.

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A Mixture of Madness
3517 votes

#8 - A Mixture of Madness

Banshee - Season 1 - Episode 10

Recalling a series of prison therapy sessions that fueled his hatred of Rabbit, and pressed by Xavier’s insistence that the FBI handle a kidnapping case, Lucas makes a decision that will change the collective fate of Carrie, her family, Sugar, Job and the entire Banshee police force. A special delivery at Alex’s doorstep leads Nola to reconsider her future. Kai teaches Rebecca the power of telecommunications.

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The Gift
13060 votes

#9 - The Gift

Game of Thrones - Season 5 - Episode 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn.

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Asymmetric Dominance
256 votes

#10 - Asymmetric Dominance

Mind Games (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 2

The team is hired by an executive at a consulting firm who’s been overlooked for a promotion she’s next in line for in place of a younger male candidate with less experience. Meanwhile, Ross is worried that Beth can’t keep their secret from the past and hires a con-woman pal to find out Beth’s real intentions with Clark. Later, Ross tries to call a truce with Claire but she still doesn’t trust his motives.

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5039 votes

#11 - Driftmark

House of the Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 7

As the families gather on Driftmark for a funeral, Viserys calls for an end to infighting and Alicent demands justice.

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The Heirs of the Dragon
6848 votes

#12 - The Heirs of the Dragon

House of the Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 1

Viserys hosts a tournament to celebrate the birth of his second child. Rhaenyra welcomes her uncle Daemon back to the Red Keep.

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Alone in the World
8163 votes

#13 - Alone in the World

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 3

Two young bullies are found dead and in just a few hours they rot to an advanced state of decomposition. The Fringe team investigates and uncovers an amorphous figure claiming more victims. Walter becomes increasingly distracted with his mental state.

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Holding On
5405 votes

#14 - Holding On

House - Season 8 - Episode 21

The team takes on the case of Derrick, a 19-year-old college student who had a mysterious nose bleed during cheerleading practice, and discovers that his health issues are likely both physiological and psychological. Possibly suffering from schizophrenia, Derrick claims to hear his deceased brother’s voice in his head. Meanwhile, Foreman tries a different approach with House.

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Eight Diagram Dragon Palm
5503 votes

#15 - Eight Diagram Dragon Palm

Marvel's Iron Fist - Season 1 - Episode 4

Danny makes a shocking discovery and a radical pricing proposal. Colleen's extracurricular activities go viral and Ward issues a stern warning.

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Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11
7267 votes

#16 - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11

Fringe - Season 5 - Episode 1

The Fringe team - preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta's mom - Olivia - as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.

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Always the Cowboy
3642 votes

#17 - Always the Cowboy

Banshee - Season 1 - Episode 9

As Rabbit closes in on Carrie and Lucas, Carrie flees the hospital in a desperate attempt to collect her family and get them out of town. Kai introduces Rebecca to the business world, and sends Lucas a message about fooling around with his niece. Alex Longshadow recruits a Proctor thug with gambling issues to deal with a work-stoppage problem at the casino.

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2011 votes

#18 - Ascension

Extant - Season 1 - Episode 13

Molly returns to space in an attempt to redirect the Seraphim away from Earth and protect the world’s population from the deadly spores. John discovers that Odin's plan has put Ethan in terrible danger.

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Family Practice
7425 votes

#19 - Family Practice

House - Season 7 - Episode 11

Cuddy’s mother, Arlene, is admitted to Princeton Plansboro after complaining about unusual symptoms, but stubborn Arlene insists that House be removed from the case, forcing House to come up with non-conventional – and illegal – means to treat his patient. House instructs his team to follow his lead, and they discover details in Arlene’s personal life that she kept secret from Cuddy and her sister Lucinda. Meanwhile, Taub’s ex-wife, Rachel, puts him in contact with her brother who hires Taub to work a job on the side in exchange for much-needed income, which winds up taking a physical and emotional toll on him. Later, Cuddy places her trust in House to ensure that her mother receives the proper medical treatment, leading “by the book” medical student Masters to reevaluate her responsibility to practice within a code of ethics and to follow her boss’ orders.

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Church in Ruins
3731 votes

#20 - Church in Ruins

True Detective - Season 2 - Episode 6

Desperate to locate a missing woman with intel on Caspere, Frank meets with Mexican drug dealers. Ani infiltrates an exclusive inner circle, with Ray and Paul keeping close tabs.

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Imperfect Circles
7145 votes

#21 - Imperfect Circles

Under the Dome - Season 1 - Episode 7

Big Jim takes matters into his own hands when he feels his authority slipping away, and the Dome displays its power when a life is taken just as a newborn arrives.

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Dead & Buried
5952 votes

#22 - Dead & Buried

House - Season 8 - Episode 7

The team learns that their 14-year-old patient is suffering from more than teen angst when her physical symptoms worsen. Despite Foreman’s firm opposition, House becomes obsessed with solving a peculiar case of a deceased four-year-old patient, which gets him into serious trouble. Meanwhile, Park tries to get Chase (Jesse Spencer) to admit the reason behind his recent obsession with grooming.

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Out of the Past
5919 votes

#23 - Out of the Past

Altered Carbon - Season 1 - Episode 1

Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.

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Larger Than Life
7537 votes

#24 - Larger Than Life

House - Season 7 - Episode 9

After saving a stranger who fell onto subway tracks, a man suddenly collapses despite appearing to be unscathed; House tries to avoid a dinner with Cuddy and her opinionated mother.

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The Bells
10337 votes

#25 - The Bells

Game of Thrones - Season 8 - Episode 5

Daenerys and Cersei weigh their options as an epic conflict looms at King's Landing.

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Gut Check
5205 votes

#26 - Gut Check

House - Season 8 - Episode 16

House and the team take on the case of a 22-year-old minor league hockey player who collapsed while coughing up blood after a fight on the ice. Meanwhile, House drops a bomb on Wilson, and Chase offers to help Park change her living arrangement.

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Young Bloods
6033 votes

#27 - Young Bloods

Falling Skies - Season 2 - Episode 4

While on patrol together, Ben and Hal try to help a young boy and wind up having their bikes stolen. The hunt to recover them leads them to the discovery of something much bigger. Also, Matt is put in danger, and Weaver is reunited with a family member.

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3757 votes

#28 - Ghosts

Revolution - Season 1 - Episode 12

A final act of heroism by one of their own saves the lives of Charlie and the gang, but the loss devastates everyone and they must carry on with heavy hearts but increased resolve. Miles sets out on a mission with Nora to recruit his former Militia comrade, Jim Hudson and enlist his savage killing skills. Meanwhile, Rachel looks for a power source and a way back into the heart of her daughter Charlie. Rachel also attempts to elude the grip of Randall Flynn, her ruthless former boss and ally of Monroe.

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The Princess and the Queen
5027 votes

#29 - The Princess and the Queen

House of the Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 6

Ten years later. Rhaenyra navigates Alicent’s continued speculation about her children, while Daemon and Laena weigh an offer in Pentos.

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473 votes

#30 - Pilot

Mind Games (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Clark, an expert in human behavior, and his brother Ross, a former con-artist recently out of prison, open a unique agency where they use psychological manipulation to help solve their client’s problems. In their first case, they attempt to help a mother whose young son is suffering from a heart condition by convincing the health insurance company’s head of claims to approve a previously denied experimental treatment.

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The Excitement of Release
673 votes

#31 - The Excitement of Release

Masters of Sex - Season 3 - Episode 3

Masters and Johnson look to capitalize on their burgeoning fame.

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