The Best Episodes Directed by Nicole Kassell

A God Walks into Abar

#1 - A God Walks into Abar

Watchmen Season 1 - Episode 8

Angela's mysterious past in Vietnam is at last revealed.

star 8.48
2624 votes
The Future

#2 - The Future

Rectify Season 3 - Episode 5

Daniel tries to repair the pool. Daggett reveals a surprising theory about George Melton’s death. Tawney visits her former foster mother.

star 8.22
581 votes
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#3 - Unmasked

The Following Season 2 - Episode 9

New information leads Max, Ryan and Weston closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI; Joe and Micah launch a plan that sends a message to Ryan and the world.

star 8.10
2189 votes
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It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World

#4 - It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World

The Leftovers Season 3 - Episode 5

Convinced it is Kevin’s destiny to be in Miracle for the coming seventh anniversary of the Departure, Matt Jamison impulsively heads to Australia in an effort to bring Kevin home. Unfortunately, God gets in the way.

star 8.01
2798 votes
One Night

#5 - One Night

Cold Case Season 3 - Episode 16

Lilly and the cold case team will have to decode the clues given by a twisted killer in order to save the life of a young boy who has been left to die alone. But first they must find the boy and for that they need to dig a little deeper into their own pasts.

star 7.98
111 votes
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Les Écorchés

#6 - Les Écorchés

Westworld Season 2 - Episode 7

Bernard meets with an unexpected old friend; The Cradle is under threat; Maeve encounters a scene from her past.

star 7.95
6139 votes
Dinner for Seven

#7 - Dinner for Seven

The Americans (2013) Season 4 - Episode 11

Elizabeth completes the last steps of a very personal operation… but at what cost?

star 7.90
2844 votes
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#8 - Teatro

Claws Season 1 - Episode 8

With a shocking revelation affecting the entire crew, Jennifer finds unexpected solace in her square-dancing instructor, Hank. Polly uses all of her powers of bad for good, for the first time.

star 7.87
648 votes
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Six Minutes

#9 - Six Minutes

The Killing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 10

Sarah copes with the consequences of past mistakes; Holder wrestles personal demons; Seward is truthful.

star 7.86
1552 votes
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#10 - Keylela

The Killing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 7

The investigation refocuses on the casino; Stan has an uneasy face-to-face with Richmond; tension grips the Larsen house.

star 7.86
1925 votes
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No Room at the Inn

#11 - No Room at the Inn

The Leftovers Season 2 - Episode 5

Rev. Matt Jamison takes his vegetative wife Mary outside of Miracle to seek answers about her condition. But their lives take a dangerous detour when Matt is barred from returning to town. Matt races to get Mary back into Miracle while struggling to keep her safe from desperate tourists who are squatting just outside Miracle's gates.

star 7.83
2652 votes
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Zane vs. Zane

#12 - Zane vs. Zane

Suits Season 2 - Episode 13

Harvey goes head to head against Robert Zane, Rachel’s father, on a gender discrimination case that forces Rachel to confront her complicated relationship with her Dad.

star 7.81
4902 votes
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#13 - Havenport

The Following Season 1 - Episode 13

When Roderick's role as sheriff is called into question, he makes a shocking decision that impacts Joey; Ryan tries to gain the trust of one of Joe's followers.

star 7.81
3572 votes
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72 Hours

#14 - 72 Hours

The Killing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 10

Sarah teeters on the edge. Stan attempts to make amends. Richmond receives an unexpected boost in the mayoral race.

star 7.81
1686 votes
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#15 - Sabotage

Cold Case Season 5 - Episode 12

The team re-opens the 1999, 2001, and 2003 pipe bombing incidents that killed two and blinded one victim. The serial bomber is still on the loose and ready to strike again as he missed his latest target.

star 7.80
306 votes
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#16 - Reflection

The Following Season 2 - Episode 5

In an attempt to learn new information, Ryan and Max capture a suspect. But complications lead to a game of dangerous cat and mouse. Also, Joe grows accustomed to his surroundings and establishes a plan of his own, while Emma realizes she is in dangerous company.

star 7.80
2301 votes
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Elysian Fields

#17 - Elysian Fields

The Closer Season 5 - Episode 8

When a man believed to have murdered two young women is found dead in Elysian Fields, evidence points to his victims' families. Brenda and the team must then wade through the suspects to find the true killer.

star 7.80
621 votes
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#18 - Cyclone

Vinyl Season 1 - Episode 6

Devon seeks refuge at the Chelsea Hotel with Ingrid, a friend from her Warhol days. Meanwhile, Richie falls into a deeper well of drugs and depravity, enabled by Ingrid’s nihilistic boyfriend, Ernst. Andrea Zito rejoins American Century and immediately outlines her plans to revive the label. Kip follows an unlikely path towards recruiting Alex, a new lead guitarist for the Nasty Bits. Zak allows his raw emotions to surface at the end of his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

star 7.78
1034 votes
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Modern Times

#19 - Modern Times

Rectify Season 1 - Episode 3

Daniel retreats from the stress of recent events; Tawney reaches out to Daniel, unbeknownst to her husband; Amantha fears that the town's anger could erupt at any moment.

star 7.77
1000 votes
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Episode 10

#20 - Episode 10

American Crime Season 2 - Episode 10

Sebastian gets a taste of his own medicine and is stunned to discover that someone is usurping his cause and releasing emails, texts and other pieces off personal information about numerous Leyland families, initiating a chain reaction that could cause the downfall all of those involved with the events of the alleged sexual assault on Taylor, and everything that has transpired since; Dan and Steph must deal with the fallout of their daughter Becca being arrested for supplying drugs to Taylor the day of the murder; Michael goes to extreme measures to ensure that son Kevin won't be implicated as being complicit in the beating of Taylor, which doesn't sit well with Terri; and Chris makes a decision about his future with Marshall High School.

star 7.73
466 votes
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Blood in the Water

#21 - Blood in the Water

The Killing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 1

While covering up Lt. Skinner's sudden disappearance, Linden and Holder are assigned a new case: the brutal murder of an entire family with ties to a military academy.

star 7.68
1355 votes
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Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship

#22 - Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship

Watchmen Season 1 - Episode 2

As Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man who claims responsibility for Tulsa's most recent murder. An original play is performed for an audience of one.

star 7.66
3085 votes
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Alpine Shepherd Boy

#23 - Alpine Shepherd Boy

Better Call Saul Season 1 - Episode 5

When his efforts to drum up new business are interrupted by alarming news, Jimmy is pressured to make a difficult choice.

star 7.66
5786 votes
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The World Council of Churches

#24 - The World Council of Churches

The Americans (2013) Season 5 - Episode 12

As Philip and Elizabeth grapple with a momentous decision, Tuan takes matters into his own hands in the Morozov operation. Back in Russia, Oleg’s investigation collides with the realities of the Soviet system.

star 7.65
2525 votes
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Covert War

#25 - Covert War

The Americans (2013) Season 1 - Episode 11

Events in Moscow strike a personal chord for Elizabeth, leading her to take on a dangerous mission she can't complete without Philip's help, and placing the couple on a collision course with both Grannie and the FBI.

star 7.65
3282 votes
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High Crimes

#26 - High Crimes

The Closer Season 6 - Episode 12

Chief of Police Tommy Delk (guest star Courtney B. Vance) assigns Major Crimes a seemingly minor case involving the armed robbery of several medical marijuana dispensaries. But when one of the robberies turns into a murder, the case becomes a test of Brenda’s readiness to move up in the department.

star 7.64
559 votes
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It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice

#27 - It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice

Watchmen Season 1 - Episode 1

In an alternate America where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford. The Lord of a Country Estate receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants.

star 7.62
3932 votes

#28 - Tirana

Claws Season 1 - Episode 1

In the opener of this series, Desna and her girls take pride in doing nails at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County, but amidst painting hooves and dreaming of a better life, she finds herself entangled in a money laundering scheme with the Dixie Mafia.

star 7.60
1129 votes
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#29 - Romans

Castle Rock Season 1 - Episode 10

Some birds can be caged.

star 7.31
1465 votes
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#30 - Missing

The Killing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 11

Sarah and Holder discover more on Rosie, but the investigation gets stalled when they have to set out on a search for Jack.

star 7.29
1972 votes
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