The BEST episodes directed by Norman Buckley

Adoption Day
star
8.28
144 votes

#1 - Adoption Day

The Fosters (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 21

Stef and Mike are faced with the repercussions of a shocking revelation, and the fallout could destroy lives and relationships. Callie contemplates her upcoming adoption and Brandon’s frustration leads him to make another regrettable decision. Mariana supports a friend with a difficult decision, and Jesus resolves to make a change for the better as he manages his ADHD. Jude gets asked out on a date.

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Storms and Rainbows
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8.19
90 votes

#2 - Storms and Rainbows

Sweet Magnolias - Season 1 - Episode 10

As prom night approaches, Maddie comes to a decision about Cal, Dana Sue scrambles to secure her future, and Helen calls an emergency margarita session.

Sepulveda
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8.17
153 votes

#3 - Sepulveda

Melrose Place (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 17

David’s new role as a restaurant owner is put to the test after he loses some of his wait staff on the day an important food critic has come to review Coal. In an effort to get David to forgive her, Lauren pitches in as a waitress and hostess and helps him out of his jam. Ella wants to hack into the WPK files to erase the fake evidence against her for embezzlement, but Jonah strongly disagrees with her tactics, so she looks to David for help. With Drew’s help, Riley throws a fundraiser for her education foundation but when Drew tries to increase the donations by auctioning off a date with Riley, things go awry after Drew and Jonah get into a bidding war.

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I Heard a Rumor
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8.10
144 votes

#4 - I Heard a Rumor

The Carrie Diaries - Season 2 - Episode 7

Carrie is shocked when she reads a nasty rumor about her in a New York City gossip rag, but Samantha has a plan to set the record straight. Walt steps in when Bennet feels taken advantage of at Interview. Mouse, worried that she and boyfriend West are stuck in a rut, does something very risqué. Meanwhile, when Maggie experiences a medical emergency, Sebastian is forced to reach out to the one person who can help.

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Miss Me x 100
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8.09
858 votes

#5 - Miss Me x 100

Pretty Little Liars - Season 5 - Episode 5

The day has finally arrived — Alison’s first day back at Rosewood High, and neither the PLLs nor Alison are really ready for it. Determined to put on a brave face, Alison returns to also help heal the damage she did years ago. But are apologies enough for those who Alison has hurt in the past? Not if Mona and her army have anything to say about it. Meanwhile, Caleb and an old foe return to Rosewood.

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't
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8.04
1007 votes

#6 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Pretty Little Liars - Season 4 - Episode 12

An intriguing riddle from “A” has the Liars hitting the road and heading to Ravenswood, where they are surrounded by some familiar faces. During a very special magic show, one Liar pulls a disappearing act, leaving the other three scrambling to make sure she hasn’t succumbed to “A’s” tricks. But before they can hightail it out of Ravenswood, they make a shocking discovery that proves that everything they thought they knew about “A” and the “A” team might be wrong. With this discovery, the Liars may just have started “World War A." Meanwhile, Hanna and her mother’s joyous reunion is cut short when “A’s” sights are set on a new target. And Toby uncovers some surprising information about Wren.

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Chuck Versus the First Kill
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8.02
3741 votes

#7 - Chuck Versus the First Kill

Chuck - Season 2 - Episode 20

After Chuck's father Steve is kidnapped by Fulcrum, Chuck learns the only chance he has to find him is by putting his trust and life into the hands of the person he trusts the least—his ex-girlfriend Jill Roberts. Meanwhile, the Buy More team tries to sabotage Emmett’s corporate evaluation.

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Things Unknown
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8.01
164 votes

#8 - Things Unknown

The Fosters (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 1

it’s a big day for Callie as her future with the Fosters hinges on the revelation that Donald is not her birth father. What happens next could threaten to separate Callie and Jude once again. Brandon struggles to recover and come to terms with his guilt over sleeping with Dani, and big questions still remain about what Mike was up to the night Ana disappeared. Meanwhile, Jesus and Emma’s relationship impacts Emma’s standing with her teammates, which causes tension between them. Mariana has made a big change, much to Stef’s dismay.

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The Goodbye Gossip Girl
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8.00
785 votes

#9 - The Goodbye Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl - Season 2 - Episode 25

Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony. Lily and Rufus struggle to repair their relationship.

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Someone's Little Sister
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7.99
155 votes

#10 - Someone's Little Sister

The Fosters (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 10

In an effort to help Rita with a dilemma involving Girls United, Callie calls in a favor from her wealthy biological father, Robert Quinn. But an unexpected betrayal threatens to derail the new bond she's forging with the Quinns. Meanwhile, the pressure Connor faces from his father to end his friendship with Jude intensifies and leads Lena to make a life-changing decision. The tension mounts between Brandon and Lou, despite their bandmate Mat's warnings against drama. And a visit with someone from his past makes Jesus see his relationship with Hayley in a whole new light.

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Burden of Proof (1)
star
7.94
935 votes

#11 - Burden of Proof (1)

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 5 - Episode 12

A notable county prosecutor is arrested for murder; when Angela hears that Maura is planning to meet Jack's daughter, she sets out to educate Maura about the interests of children today.

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There is My Heart
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7.92
238 votes

#12 - There is My Heart

Switched at Birth - Season 4 - Episode 10

Intent on making their relationship work, Bay surprises Emmett with a visit to Los Angeles while he’s shooting his first big class project. Daphne is distraught with her performance in school and the idea of letting Bay and her family down. Kathryn and Toby get the chance to have their musical produced. Meanwhile, Regina is shocked by Eric’s reaction to a buyout offer on the coffeeshop.

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Dance First, Think Later
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7.91
103 votes

#13 - Dance First, Think Later

Sweet Magnolias - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mother Nature, a clumsy contractor and Maddie's longtime rival conspire to throw the spa's big opening into chaos. Tyler helps Annie out of a jam.

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Rehearsal
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7.91
200 votes

#14 - Rehearsal

The Fosters (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 18

During a rehearsal for Brandon and Mat’s “Romeo and Juliet” musical, Zoe tells Nick that Mariana cheated on Mat when they dated, causing Mariana to fear that Nick will end their relationship. Callie serves as a character witness for her friend Daphne, who is desperately trying to get her daughter back. Meanwhile, Jesus and Mariana want to help their birth father.

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All Best Intentions
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7.91
95 votes

#15 - All Best Intentions

Sweet Magnolias - Season 1 - Episode 6

Maddie worries about prying eyes when she's with Cal, a humiliated Annie feels betrayed by Tyler, and Bill surprises the kids with a special request.

You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
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7.89
1061 votes

#16 - You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 16

A senator's daughter is found murdered; Tommy begins to slip back into old habits; Jane reveals some shocking news.

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Ex-Husbands and Wives
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7.88
1285 votes

#17 - Ex-Husbands and Wives

Gossip Girl - Season 3 - Episode 21

When things get tense between Rufus and Will, Rufus is made to feel like an outsider in his own family. After many failed attempts, Chuck makes one last grand gesture to reconcile with Blair.

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Class Action Satisfaction
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7.85
1346 votes

#18 - Class Action Satisfaction

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 11

When a man having breakfast in the Division 1 Café dies from poisoning, Jane and the team must quickly find the source as Angela and the irascible Stanley both come under scrutiny. Meanwhile, Tommy wants proof that he’s the biological father of Lydia’s baby as she returns to take the baby back. And Detective Korsak is reunited with one of his ex-wives.

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The Earth Girls Are Easy
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7.84
214 votes

#19 - The Earth Girls Are Easy

The O.C. - Season 4 - Episode 8

Seth is clueless about what to do for New Year's Eve. Solution? Crash the Ryan-Taylor road trip to Vegas. Now add pregnancy tests, a space alien rave, thefts, misunderstandings, pursuits and a marriage proposal and it's time to welcome 2007!

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Where You Find Me
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7.83
81 votes

#20 - Where You Find Me

Sweet Magnolias - Season 1 - Episode 9

On the morning of the mock trial, Kyle's behavior worries everyone. Meanwhile, Dana Sue sparks a connection with a handsome farmer.

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Dangerous Curve Ahead
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7.82
1021 votes

#21 - Dangerous Curve Ahead

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 7 - Episode 2

The entire Boston Police Department searches for Alice Sands; the team investigates a suspicious car crash; a new romance blossoms.

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Christmas Past
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7.81
150 votes

#22 - Christmas Past

The Fosters (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 11

As Callie and Jude spend their first Christmas with the Fosters, Callie feels the sting of still being an official foster kid while Jude’s guilt over having been adopted has him overcompensating. Stef feels that Grandma Sharon’s gift giving is excessive, especially when she learns where the money is coming from. Lena must face her own bias against another family member. Meanwhile, Jesus enters the neighborhood house decorating competition and is accused of cheating by his neighbor Mr. Nesbit.

Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares
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7.80
1464 votes

#23 - Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares

Pretty Little Liars - Season 2 - Episode 14

A month has passed on "Pretty Little Liars" since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer were arrested and a lot has changed in Rosewood, and with the girls. No longer the mighty four best friends, the Liars are at each others' throats and Emily has been iced out completely. But what could have divided them so severely? Has "A" finally won the game of divide and conquer? With Emily now truly on her own, is she ripe for "A's" picking?

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But I Am a Good Girl
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7.78
1157 votes

#24 - But I Am a Good Girl

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 3

A body is discovered in the church at TJ's christening; Jane almost abuses her power to protect Tommy; Lydia's fiancé threatens to take custody of TJ; budget cuts cause tension at the department.

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Memento Mori
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7.78
398 votes

#25 - Memento Mori

Charmed (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 16

Macy is not able to trust herself due to her memory lapses, so she asks Harry and Charity for help. Stronger than she thought she was, Macy starts to piece things together and is eager to share her vision with her sisters. Meanwhile, Mel and Maggie are worried about Macy and turn to an unexpected source for help.

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The Freshman
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7.77
1111 votes

#26 - The Freshman

Gossip Girl - Season 3 - Episode 2

Blair starts her first day at NYU and Georgina is assigned as her roommate. Serena recruits Carter to help her get even with Chuck.

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Much 'I Do' About Nothing
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7.77
966 votes

#27 - Much 'I Do' About Nothing

Gossip Girl - Season 1 - Episode 18

Blair takes matters into her own hands to help Serena with Georgina. Lily prepares for her wedding as it is designed to be the Upper East Side's social event of the year. Serena finally tells Dan the whole truth about her past.

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Two-Step
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7.77
48 votes

#28 - Two-Step

Step Up - Season 1 - Episode 10

Sage Odom’s tour auditions are underway, Uncle Al tries to save the twins, and Collette and East-O’s turbulent past comes to a head.

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Run, Ali, Run
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7.77
825 votes

#29 - Run, Ali, Run

Pretty Little Liars - Season 5 - Episode 6

With the town of Rosewood trying to get back to normal, the PLLs — especially Ali — are far from okay after the latest “accident.” Thinking that it wasn’t the right decision to come home after all, Ali starts to consider leaving for good. But Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are determined to keep her safe in Rosewood and to figure out who and what is behind this latest incident. Meanwhile, Caleb also starts second-guessing his return, and Ezra dives into his research to help find answers.

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EscApe From New York
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7.77
980 votes

#30 - EscApe From New York

Pretty Little Liars - Season 5 - Episode 1

Aria and the Liars are reeling from Ezra’s shooting at the hands of “A.” The five girls quickly realize that as the one person who truly knows A’s identity, Ezra, is in grave danger. While Aria stands watch over Ezra at the hospital, Alison and the PLLs lay a trap to finally flush out “A” but are shocked by who is ensnared. Meanwhile, Holbrook steps up his efforts to find the girls and puts the Hastings family on alert. And as news of Alison’s resurrection spreads, Mona is not pleased.

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The Case of the Franks
star
7.77
231 votes

#31 - The Case of the Franks

The O.C. - Season 4 - Episode 13

Julie and Gordon? Or Julie and Frank? Summer and Seth? Or Summer and George? No, make that GEORGE. Mysteries of the heart (and the meddling of others) unfold as Valentine's Day nears.

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Saturday
star
7.76
175 votes

#32 - Saturday

The Fosters (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 6

The Fosters invite Ernesto and Sofia Rivera to dinner, and Stef worries that they will subjugate Jesus to views that disapprove of his non-traditional family. To make matters worse, Stef's conservative father, Frank, shows up and the family dinner threatens to turn into an all-out moral debate. Meanwhile, Callie attends a group therapy session for foster children and meets someone with a connection to her past - a past that will come back to haunt her. Wyatt holds a destructive party at his childhood home, which is under foreclosure, and Callie realizes he's much more hurt than he lets on. Mike shows up late to take Brandon to an important audition with a renowned piano teacher.

Human/Need/Desire
star
7.76
318 votes

#33 - Human/Need/Desire

Switched at Birth - Season 2 - Episode 6

Bay throws an Anti-Valentine's Day party, inviting both her hearing and deaf friends, which leads to a heated confrontation between Noah and Travis. Angelo and Lana call a truce long enough to chaperone the event. Meanwhile, Regina butts heads with John and Kathryn over how to handle the situation with Daphne and the food truck.

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What Storm Is This That Blows So?
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7.74
689 votes

#34 - What Storm Is This That Blows So?

Star-Crossed - Season 1 - Episode 10

A hurricane suddenly hits the town and everyone is trapped inside the school. Teri drugs Roman, which leaves him very paranoid and very angry. While drugged he says some very hurtful things to Emery that alter their relationship. Taylor convinces Drake that they should go public as a couple. However, when Grayson overhears the couple talking, he blackmails Drake into breaking up with Taylor. Meanwhile, Julia turns to Emery for help after Eva threatens her.

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Songs of Experience
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7.74
836 votes

#35 - Songs of Experience

Pretty Little Liars - Season 6 - Episode 3

The girls’ lives have been turned upside down by their captivity and each one of them is looking for answers to make sense of their ordeal. Aria focuses on Andrew by trying to figure out who this boy really is while Emily tries to connect with a new friend. In true Spencer fashion, she is on a mission to get answers about Charles from Ali and Jason. Hanna wants to bring the four friends back together so they can move past what happened in the Dollhouse. Meanwhile, Alison is no longer the queen bee/mean girl she once was — but who is she now? A new friend tries to help her find the courage to start anew and find the “new” Alison.

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Songs of Innocence
star
7.72
875 votes

#36 - Songs of Innocence

Pretty Little Liars - Season 6 - Episode 2

The girls may have gotten out of the Dollhouse but what happened to them during their time of captivity has lasting effects. With worried loved ones watching over them, the PLLs are home and trying to heal, with not much success. Even with suspected tormentor Andrew in custody, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer fear they are far from safe. Meanwhile, Alison must deal with her past indiscretions and her notoriety around Rosewood.

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Murderjuana
star
7.71
748 votes

#37 - Murderjuana

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 6 - Episode 14

A security guard foils a robbery when he kills one of the robbers, despite being wounded himself. Jane and Maura work together to solve the case after the search for the robber's accomplice raises some puzzling questions. Jane continues her quest to protect Maura and Angela. But is the price too high?

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The Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate
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7.70
978 votes

#38 - The Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate

Gossip Girl - Season 1 - Episode 13

Gossip Girl has a special report that spreads like wildfire at Serena's expense. Meanwhile, Chuck and Nate fight over Blair and Dan struggles to reveal his feelings to Serena.

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Love ShAck, Baby
star
7.70
779 votes

#39 - Love ShAck, Baby

Pretty Little Liars - Season 4 - Episode 15

Now that Hanna has shared with Aria, Emily and Spencer that she has Ali’s diary, the girls hope it can shed light on their many questions. But with the diary full of stories that have been coded to cover the truth, each girl must take a turn to figure out which stories are about them. Hopefully when they are through they will find the story that could finally give them answers to who has been going after Ali. But with each story more personal than the last, do Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer really want to admit which story is about them? Meanwhile, Spencer is suspicious of her father’s latest interaction with Mrs. DiLaurentis.

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The Art of Painting
star
7.69
465 votes

#40 - The Art of Painting

Switched at Birth - Season 1 - Episode 18

Regina has a display at an art gallery. Daphne and Wilke lead a tour at Buckner Hall for several boosters. She's supposed to be talking up the school, but her focus goes elsewhere.

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Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer
star
7.69
3530 votes

#41 - Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer

Chuck - Season 2 - Episode 5

Efficiency expert Emmett Milbarge pays the Buy More a visit to inspect the branch, while a global terrorist looks for Jeff. Chuck needs to socialize with Jeff to find out about his connection to the terrorist. Finally, it all comes down to video games and the prevention of World War III.

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Along Comes Mary
star
7.67
1247 votes

#42 - Along Comes Mary

Pretty Little Liars - Season 7 - Episode 5

Jenna returns to Rosewood and befriends another one of the Liars’ enemies, making her the PLLs’ number one suspect for Uber A. In order to leave the psychiatric hospital, Ali must be released into the care of a relative, leaving her under the suspicious watch of Mary Drake. Spencer enlists Hanna’s help to search for Caleb as he’s missing in action. Aria and Emily stumble upon a secret apartment they hope will lead them to more answers.

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Street Rats
star
7.67
1755 votes

#43 - Street Rats

Once Upon a Time (2011) - Season 6 - Episode 5

In a flashback to Agrabah, Princess Jasmine recruits Aladdin to help her recover a secret weapon capable of breaking Jafar's hold on the Sultan and saving the city from ruin. Their quest takes them to the Cave of Wonders where Aladdin's fate is revealed. In Storybrooke, the Evil Queen tricks Hook and the Charmings and forces Emma to reveal her secret in an effort to divide the family. While the Evil Queen pampers Zelena, elsewhere in town, Regina and our heroes scramble to learn what became of Aladdin.

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Choose or Lose
star
7.66
1133 votes

#44 - Choose or Lose

Pretty Little Liars - Season 7 - Episode 18

The Rosewood PD turn up the heat on the Liars, causing loved ones to try and close ranks. Aria’s recent collaboration with A.D. comes to the attention of a surprising source. A.D. presents the PLLs with a choice designed to drive a wedge between them. Meanwhile, everyone tries to find a bit of happiness before all hell breaks loose. Toby returns to Rosewood, and Aria makes a horrifying discovery.

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The Metamorphosis
star
7.66
267 votes

#45 - The Metamorphosis

The O.C. - Season 4 - Episode 4

Great news, Seth: The real artificial Summer is back! Her eco-activism is just a way of coping with Marissa's death. Or is it? Ryan isn't ready to be Ryan the Rescuer again. But Taylor needs rescuing.

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There's No Place Like Homecoming
star
7.66
1913 votes

#46 - There's No Place Like Homecoming

Pretty Little Liars - Season 1 - Episode 6

The homecoming decorating committee is knee deep in balloons, and girls are jockeying for position to be the queen, while four friends from Rosewood just try to stay afloat. Dealing with heartbreak, a boyfriend's virginity pledge and a vengeful sister all take a backseat when one girl makes a shocking homecoming date choice that puts her in a possibly sticky situation. Will the girls be able to protect one of their own, or will the evening turn out to be a night they can never forget?

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I Must Confess
star
7.65
1392 votes

#47 - I Must Confess

Pretty Little Liars - Season 2 - Episode 11

After being pushed around, threatened and more by "A," Emily is at a breaking point and her friends know that something drastic has to be done to save her. The girls turn to the only person they have come to trust and know that she can't let their secrets out — Dr. Anne Sullivan. Finally being able to reveal the torment that "A" has put them through to someone outside of the tight-knit group gives the girls a sense of relief and Emily a new sense of courage. But with the cat being out of the bag, has a weight really been lifted off their shoulders, or could it possibly have just provoked a beast? And now that Dr. Sullivan is aware of "A" and what the girls have been put through, could she be next on "A's" target list? Meanwhile, Hanna's grandmother comes to town to stir up trouble for Tom's rehearsal dinner.

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Chapter Eight
star
7.65
662 votes

#48 - Chapter Eight

Jane the Virgin - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jane and Rafael both reveal shocking secrets to each other. Xo is excited when a music producer, Elliot, contacts her to record a demo, but little does she know that Rogelio had a hand in making it happen. Michael is close to a big break in his case, and Petra finds new was to make Rafael’s life difficult.

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Chuck Versus the Cubic Z
star
7.65
4690 votes

#49 - Chuck Versus the Cubic Z

Chuck - Season 4 - Episode 3

Chuck and Sarah's romantic mission is canceled with the arrival of Hugo Panzer and Heather Chandler. But Chuck grows more interested when the manipulative Heather claims to know a secret about his mom. Meanwhile, as Morgan prepares the Buy More for a huge video game release, he gets a surprise from Big Mike.

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Never Have I Ever
star
7.63
370 votes

#50 - Never Have I Ever

The Lying Game - Season 1 - Episode 8

With tensions already high, Emma is thrown into a tailspin when her creepy foster brother, Travis, shows up from Las Vegas. Seeing he has an upper hand with Emma, Travis decides to use his knowledge of Emma's situation to his benefit. With her relationship with Ethan still strained, she has no one to turn to and forced to go along with Travis' plan if she has any hope of getting him to leave her alone. But with her old life looming over her, will this be the straw that breaks Emma's back? Meanwhile, Sutton is forced into Emma's life when she is sent back to Las Vegas.

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