The Best Episodes Directed by Phil Abraham
#1 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#8 - Always Dream of Me
The Long Road Home Season 1 - Episode 7
The climactic final chapter of the eight-part global scripted event series The Long Road Home. The rescuers finally punch through to the stranded platoon, but the battle hasn’t finished taking its toll, both in Sadr City and at Fort Hood. Eight hours and seven minutes after the first shots were fired, the men of the 1st Cavalry Division are reunited, and must cope with the new realities of the war. The soldiers and families honor their fallen.
#11 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#22 - 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?
#30 - 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.
#35 - 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.
#40 - Cargo
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2 - Episode 1
Jack Ryan searches for the truth behind Venezuela's transactions with various World Powers. James Greer, about to get sidelined from his new post in Russia, joins Jack in Venezuela and the two find themselves in the midst of a Venezuelan leader's re-elections effort.
#43 - 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.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#51 - 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.
#52 - 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.
#53 - Tertia Optio
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2 - Episode 2
Jack is granted permission from Senator Chapin to stay in Venezuela. President Reyes denies involvement in the events that are keeping Jack in the country. Jack and Harry team up to follow a lead that could create dissension within the ranks.
#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.
#68 - 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.
#71 - 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.
#74 - 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.
#76 - A Ship Is Safe Only In Port
Most Dangerous Game Season 1 - Episode 12
Hard times can bring out the worst in us all. Dodge continues to fight for his life in the face of what he’s become. But how long can he keep it up?
#78 - Return Tools to Their Place
Most Dangerous Game Season 1 - Episode 9
Not all games are fair. Dodge learns a painful lesson when it's revealed that the hunters have a secret advantage.
#84 - Steaks
Breakout Kings Season 1 - Episode 8
An oversized inmate is poisoned and his coffin is used as a “Trojan Horse” for two inmates to escape the Cayuga Correctional Facility. One prisoner, out for revenge, brutally murders a prison guard, causing friction with the other prisoner, who only wants a big payday and to live in luxury. The murder also increases the urgency to catch the cons. Meanwhile, Ray dangles a tantalizing carrot in front of the team: between Erica, Shea, and Lloyd, whoever proves to be the most useful on this case will be the proud recipient of a tasty steak dinner.
#85 - 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.
#87 - No Running on the Platform
Most Dangerous Game Season 1 - Episode 7
Dodge's location is revealed to the hunters. Can he escape before it's too late?
#88 - Please Whisper In Church
Most Dangerous Game Season 1 - Episode 8
Dodge tries to find sanctuary in a new location. Meanwhile, Valerie questions the source of newfound money in her bank account.
#91 - Wash Hands After Using
Most Dangerous Game Season 1 - Episode 6
Crowds are your friend. Dodge ducks into a bustling business center to stay in public sight and out of danger.