The Best Episodes Directed by Phil Abraham

The Other Woman

#1 - The Other Woman

Mad Men Season 5 - Episode 11

Pete asks Joan to make a personal and moral sacrifice to ensure the company lands the Jaguar account. Don becomes furious after learning of the impact Megan's new profession will have on their life. Feeling unappreciated, Peggy attends lunch with Freddy Rumsen, who encourages her to make a move.

star 8.62
658 votes
Head Games

#2 - Head Games

Lights Out (2011) Season 1 - Episode 8

When his father decides not to train him because he does not think he is capable of fighting at a professional level anymore, Lights turns to Ed Romeo, Reynolds' former trainer for some heightening of his skills. Not only does Ed train him in an unorthodox style, he tries to make Lights realize he should fight for his wife and girls, and cut his father, brother, and sister out for the fact that they are suffocating him. Lights takes this into account when he grows suspicious of their sudden interest to help him with his big fight in an effort to fire Romeo.

star 8.36
22 votes
One Last Shot

#3 - One Last Shot

Marvel's Daredevil Season 3 - Episode 12

Fisk’s long-awaited reunion doesn't go as planned. Nelson & Murdock take on a new client who holds key information on Kingpin.

star 8.23
1426 votes
Heaven Is a Place

#4 - Heaven Is a Place

Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 - Episode 10

When the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon helps Joe. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny.

star 8.22
1182 votes
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NeXT

#5 - NeXT

Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 - Episode 10

While Donna's vision inspires a spirited discussion about the next big thing and the end result may not make everyone happy.

star 8.19
1206 votes
Marion

#6 - Marion

Bates Motel Season 5 - Episode 6

A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.

star 8.18
2272 votes
The Quality of Mercy

#7 - The Quality of Mercy

Mad Men Season 6 - Episode 12

Don renews his battle with Ted after seeing his relationship with Peggy, Sally interviews at a boarding school, and Pete discovers Bob Benson's background.

star 8.16
808 votes
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From Up Here

#8 - From Up Here

The Killing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 11

Sarah seeks peace in the case's aftermath; the detectives pick up an unnerving new assignment; Lyric is tempted by her old life; Danette says good-bye.

star 8.12
799 votes
Service

#9 - Service

Sons of Anarchy Season 2 - Episode 11

While Opie seeks both revenge and reconciliation, Chibs makes a secret deal with Agent Stahl to protect his wife and daughter.

star 8.12
1509 votes
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Sayonara Hiawatha

#10 - Sayonara Hiawatha

The Killing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 9

Richmond lends support to the investigation; Sarah tries to track down Rosie's key; and Stan deals with his troubled son.

star 8.09
763 votes
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It Was the Change

#11 - It Was the Change

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 - Episode 12

Tensions run high as a prison power outage forces several issues to come to light. Piper finds herself compromised and is forced to think on her feet.

star 8.08
2618 votes
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Over

#12 - Over

Breaking Bad Season 2 - Episode 10

Walt and Hank get into a heated argument at a party the Whites host to thank friends and family for their support over the last few months. A stir-crazy Walt consumes himself with home improvements. Skyler is emotional and conflicted about Walt's treatment and opens up to her boss, Ted. Jane hides her relationship with Jesse from her father.

star 8.08
4219 votes
The Strategy

#13 - The Strategy

Mad Men Season 7 - Episode 6

Peggy determinedly collects research for a pitch. Pete is invited to join an exclusive club. Joan looks forward to spending time with her friend.

star 8.07
955 votes
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The Siege

#14 - The Siege

The Following Season 1 - Episode 5

As Hardy and the team make their next move, panic spreads at the followers' hideout; Carroll seeks out a lawyer from his past.

star 8.07
1245 votes
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Redemption

#15 - Redemption

Boss (2011) Season 2 - Episode 4

Kane attempts to clean house and deep-sixes longtime political cronies, while at home, Meredith and Emma want no part of a family reunion with him.

star 8.06
115 votes
The Better Half

#16 - The Better Half

Mad Men Season 6 - Episode 9

Peggy becomes unsatisfied with her apartment and with Abe, Don has an eventful weekend with Betty while Megan has problems on the set, Roger has time with his grandson, and Pete begins exploring his options outside the firm.

star 8.03
817 votes
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Bang

#17 - Bang

Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 - Episode 1

Hell's Kitchen has calmed, but it's not out of the fire yet. When an unknown vigilante begins to take the fight to the streets in a big and bloody way, Matt Murdock must don the mask of Daredevil to stop him before innocent people end up in the crossfire.

star 8.03
5067 votes
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Lady Lazarus

#18 - Lady Lazarus

Mad Men Season 5 - Episode 8

Megan leaves SCDP to pursue her acting career; Pete has a fling with his train buddy's wife and then obsesses over her; Don tries to understand the music of the day.

star 8.02
597 votes
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June Wedding

#19 - June Wedding

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 - Episode 12

With a SAMCRO family member held hostage, Jax must choose between revenge and the good of Charming.

star 8.01
1488 votes
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Christmas Waltz

#20 - Christmas Waltz

Mad Men Season 5 - Episode 10

Harry finds himself in an uncomfortable position after reconnecting with Paul Kinsey who has joined the Hare Krishnas. Lane takes drastic and unethical measures to get out of financial trouble. Don spends an afternoon with Joan to get her mind off her marital problems.

star 8.01
603 votes
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Defiance

#21 - Defiance

The Path Season 2 - Episode 11

Eddie continues to climb the rungs with Felicia, and confronts Cal with startling revelations about Steve. Sean and Mary contemplate a new life in the outside world. Sarah wrestles with the splintering factions in both her family and The Movement.

star 8.00
2 votes
Public Relations

#22 - Public Relations

Mad Men Season 4 - Episode 1

Don deals with life after Betty and a trade-paper interview in which he won't say much about himself.

star 8.00
563 votes
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Outer Darkness

#23 - Outer Darkness

Ozark Season 2 - Episode 6

An FBI search of the Snells' field yields a surprise. Playing hardball, Agent Petty questions Wilkes. The Byrdes mourn a loss.

star 8.00
1303 votes
Dogs to a Gunfight

#24 - Dogs to a Gunfight

Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 - Episode 2

As Murdock recovers from an attack, Foggy and Karen fight to protect their new client from both the law and the Kitchen's newest vigilante.

star 7.99
4564 votes
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Bottlenecked

#25 - Bottlenecked

White Collar Season 1 - Episode 12

Neal thinks an old adversary is using materials from a museum heist to counterfeit a bottle of wine owned by Benjamin Franklin. A supposedly impossible feat, and yet an anonymous seller has put a Franklin bottle up for auction at the prestigious auction house Weatherby's. Can it be a coincidence?

star 7.99
685 votes
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Cut Man

#26 - Cut Man

Marvel's Daredevil Season 1 - Episode 2

As Claire nurses Matt back to health, she discovers that her patient is much more than an ordinary man. Meanwhile, Matt recalls the events that led to him becoming Daredevil.

star 7.99
4881 votes
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Save the Last One

#27 - Save the Last One

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 3

The group desperately awaits Shane's return. Shane finds himself trapped in a school, surrounded by the undead. Daryl and Andrea search for someone in the woods.

star 7.99
3470 votes
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Game Day

#28 - Game Day

Ozark Season 2 - Episode 5

Agent Petty's revelation tests the loyalties of Marty, Ruth and the cartel. Despite the FBI closing in, the Snells refuse to destroy their poppies.

star 7.98
1344 votes
The Summer Man

#29 - The Summer Man

Mad Men Season 4 - Episode 8

Joan and Peggy deal with the boys in the office, Don and Faye draw closer and Henry chafes at Don's lingering shadow.

star 7.97
563 votes
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Norma Louise

#30 - Norma Louise

Bates Motel Season 3 - Episode 6

Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay. Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.

star 7.97
1248 votes
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Chinese Wall

#31 - Chinese Wall

Mad Men Season 4 - Episode 11

Sterling Cooper Draper Price employees resort to scuttlebutt after an agency wide meeting is called.

star 7.94
528 votes
Rosalie

#32 - Rosalie

GLOW Season 2 - Episode 9

As the ladies begin to plan for life after the show, Justine's mom shows up on Sam's doorstep, and Bash and Debbie scheme to woo buyers at a TV expo.

star 7.93
383 votes
Ogi Jun

#33 - Ogi Jun

The Killing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 4

Sarah and Holder identify the mystery man with the tattoo while Jamie attempts to enlist Gwen's help and Stan learns his past may have come back to haunt him.

star 7.92
743 votes
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Soliloquy of Chaos

#34 - Soliloquy of Chaos

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 - Episode 12

Misty digs deeper for the truth as the neighborhoods' power players throw the city into confusion.

star 7.92
4001 votes
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Phallic Victories

#35 - Phallic Victories

Masters of Sex Season 1 - Episode 11

With Johnson no longer on his team, Masters accepts Libby’s offer to help compile the study work for a hospital-wide presentation. But when Masters sees another doctor’s presentation put his colleagues to sleep, he becomes determined to grab their attention even if it means pushing through provoking, but incomplete, research. Dr. DePaul and Johnson travel to a medical convention and DePaul opens up on why her work on the Pap smear is so important. And Virginia’s ex-husband George returns to find Ethan Haas playing father to his children.

star 7.91
729 votes
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The Ballad of Little Santino

#36 - The Ballad of Little Santino

Good Behavior Season 1 - Episode 7

Letty and Javier attend the mysterious and explosive reunion of Javier's immediate family. Letty does her best to play the role of Javier's girlfriend while trying to find out as much as she can about Javier's past. But a tragic history unfolds right before her eyes as a newly protective Letty learns Javier's most closely-guarded secret.

star 7.89
892 votes
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Lost Horizon

#37 - Lost Horizon

Mad Men Season 7 - Episode 12

Don receives a reward for his work. Joan butts heads with her co-worker on an account. Faced with a big decision, Roger dodges.

star 7.88
917 votes
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The Master

#38 - The Master

The Strain Season 1 - Episode 13

Eph and Fet recon for an all-out assault that Setrakian assures them will finally kill the Master. Gus aligns himself with a strange new force, one that may swing the fight in an unforeseen direction.

star 7.87
2592 votes
You Do It to Yourself

#39 - You Do It to Yourself

Elementary Season 1 - Episode 9

Sherlock uses his trademark deductive reasoning skills to find the killer of a college professor, Watson gets a call from a former lover who needs her help.

star 7.87
1853 votes
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Into the Ring

#40 - Into the Ring

Marvel's Daredevil Season 1 - Episode 1

Murdock's vigilante crime fighting and his new law practice find equally dangerous challenges in a murder case tied to a corporate crime syndicate.

star 7.86
5727 votes
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Royal Dragon

#41 - Royal Dragon

Marvel's The Defenders Season 1 - Episode 4

As the Defenders get to know each other over dinner, they're greeted by a series of party crashers -- none of them friendly.

star 7.85
3424 votes
The Hobo Code

#42 - The Hobo Code

Mad Men Season 1 - Episode 8

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olsen start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois Saddler, takes a liking to Salvatore Romano but his own interests seem to lie elsewhere. Don Draper gets an unexpected bonus from Bert Cooper and wants to take Midge on a surprise trip to Paris. She seems too involved with her beatnik friends however. Don reflects on his unhappy childhood and in flashbacks he reveals some life lessons he learned early on when a hobo spent the day working on the family farm in exchange for a meal.

star 7.84
689 votes
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Five Miles From Yetzer Hara

#43 - Five Miles From Yetzer Hara

Weeds Season 8 - Episode 8

Nancy gets promoted and takes on new responsibilities. Silas and Shane both start their new jobs. Doug recruits homeless people in an attempt to legitimize his scam shirty, while Jill breaks some upsetting news to Andy.

star 7.84
474 votes
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A Whole Other Hole

#44 - A Whole Other Hole

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 - Episode 4

Sophia gives the women a much-needed lesson in female anatomy; Morello takes a detour; Larry makes some life changes.

star 7.84
2799 votes
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'Til Death Do You Part

#45 - 'Til Death Do You Part

Bates Motel Season 4 - Episode 3

Norma and Romero take a big step together; Norman attempts to accept his new surroundings; Dylan tries to shed old business.

star 7.83
1863 votes
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A New Birth of Freedom

#46 - A New Birth of Freedom

Hell on Wheels Season 1 - Episode 3

When Lily goes missing, Durant organizes a search party. A subsidiary request prevents Cullen from his continued search for the sergeant involved in the murder of his wife.

star 7.82
818 votes
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Queen of Martyrs

#47 - Queen of Martyrs

Bosch Season 2 - Episode 9

A leading suspect eludes Bosch's grasp. Deputy Chief Irving's world has unravelled, even as he's handed a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bosch and Edgar's pursuit of a dangerous ringleader leads to an epic showdown.

star 7.81
1193 votes
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Out of Town

#48 - Out of Town

Mad Men Season 3 - Episode 1

In the third-season opener, Salvatore and Don take a business trip out of town. Pete Campbell and Ken Cosgrove worry about the changes at Sterling-Cooper and how the changes will impact them.

star 7.81
585 votes
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Remember When

#49 - Remember When

The Sopranos Season 6 - Episode 15

When Tony's first hit is about to be unearthed, he and Paulie flee to Florida, where Tony contemplates their friendship; Junior organizes a poker game at the institution; the New York power struggle continues

star 7.81
714 votes
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Souvenir

#50 - Souvenir

Mad Men Season 3 - Episode 8

Don decides to include Betty on a company business trip. Pete lends a hand to a neighbor in his apartment building.

star 7.79
527 votes
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Maidenform

#51 - Maidenform

Mad Men Season 2 - Episode 6

Don and Duck try to make peace; Peggy tries to get into the executive's after-hours meetings; Duck deals with a family visit.

star 7.77
580 votes
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Smother

#52 - Smother

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Season 1 - Episode 9

The Red Cell team must track down a suspect who is kidnapping young mothers. Meanwhile, Beth discovers why this particular case hits close to home for Mick.

star 7.76
153 votes
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Federal Boobie Inspector

#53 - Federal Boobie Inspector

Ray Donovan Season 4 - Episode 4

Looking for leverage to get the Russian mob off his back, Ray pays a visit to a Hollywood power-player and unearths a secret Ezra shared in the past. Lena and an ex-girlfriend take Abby for a night on the town to help her confront her fears over a recent health diagnosis. After returning from Primm to see his new grandchild, Mickey offers his boys a job prospect while trying to assimilate back into the family.

star 7.76
2798 votes
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Moscow Mule

#54 - Moscow Mule

Orange Is the New Black Season 1 - Episode 8

Red gets pressured to smuggle drugs through her kitchen; Larry publishes an article about Piper in the "New York Times;" two babies come into the world.

star 7.76
2951 votes
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The Jet Set

#55 - The Jet Set

Mad Men Season 2 - Episode 11

Don makes some new friends on his trip to Los Angeles; Peggy looks for romance; Duck ponders the future of Sterling Cooper.

star 7.74
562 votes
Gem and Loan

#56 - Gem and Loan

Ray Donovan Season 2 - Episode 3

Ray and Abby are eager to get Bridget into her dream school, but Ray's fractured relationship with movie producer Stu Feldman stands in their way. Mickey has a date with his old flame, Claudette - but first he has to find a way around Mr. Keith, his new parole officer. Kate McPherson heads to the Fite Club to try and get information out of Terry.

star 7.73
1905 votes
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Friends in Low Places

#57 - Friends in Low Places

Orange Is the New Black Season 4 - Episode 8

A new work detail doesn't go over well with the inmates. Judy seeks help from Poussey. Maria finds a place she can conduct business.

star 7.71
3036 votes
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Super 8

#58 - Super 8

The Killing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 5

Rosie's teacher provides Sarah and Holder with a new piece of evidence. Richmond's campaign team plans a new anti-crime television commercial. Mitch continues to struggle with the loss of her daughter, while Stan becomes more determined to find Rosie's killer, and asks his colleague Belko for help.

star 7.70
817 votes
New Coke

#59 - New Coke

Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 - Episode 2

Joe begins a new job after meeting Sara's father. Gordon grapples with his newfound freedom. Donna is jolted by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny.

star 7.69
1148 votes
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Dead End

#60 - Dead End

The Strain Season 2 - Episode 11

Dutch fights for her life against Eichhorst as Fet, Nora, and Eph frantically search the city for her. Setrakian confronts an old acquaintance on his search for the Occido Lumen, while Gus helps the Guptas escape across the border to safety.

star 7.69
2398 votes
Wrongful Termination

#61 - Wrongful Termination

The Good Wife Season 2 - Episode 19

Louis returns to face off against Alicia once again when the firm represents families of workers who committed suicide due to miserable working conditions. Cary finds out shocking information about Kalinda.

star 7.68
617 votes
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The Fog

#62 - The Fog

Mad Men Season 3 - Episode 5

Sally's behavior causes concern for Don and Betty. Betty has an eye-opening dream that has a strange effect on her. Pete tries to work a new business angle in his dealings.

star 7.67
541 votes
The Assassin

#63 - The Assassin

The Strain Season 2 - Episode 10

Eph and Dutch work together to thwart the Master’s greatest ally. Justine runs into trouble with the Mayor while Setrakian tracks down the real owner of the Lumen.

star 7.67
2392 votes
Sing It, White Effie

#64 - Sing It, White Effie

Orange Is the New Black Season 5 - Episode 5

When the inmates' antics make the morning news, Flaca and Maritza soak up the spotlight. Brandy and her crew auction off Judy to the highest bidder.

star 7.60
2440 votes
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Debbie Does Something

#65 - Debbie Does Something

GLOW Season 1 - Episode 5

Debbie attends her first wrestling match and has a major epiphany. Meanwhile, Ruth finally finds the inspiration for her alter ego.

star 7.56
957 votes
I'm the Talking Ass

#66 - I'm the Talking Ass

Orange Is the New Black Season 6 - Episode 4

Aleida struggles to find work on the outside. Backed into a corner, Nicky pleads her case to Red. Taystee reaches out to Caputo for help.

star 7.56
958 votes
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Rocking the Boat

#67 - Rocking the Boat

Those Who Kill (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

As the killing escalates, Catherine uses the investigation of the two victims to push Thomas to research her allegations further.

star 7.48
152 votes
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Pissters!

#68 - Pissters!

Orange Is the New Black Season 5 - Episode 3

Linda begins to see the prison in a new light, while Judy grows desperate to escape. With darkness falling, the inmates compile a list of demands.

star 7.47
2601 votes
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