The BEST episodes directed by Phil Traill

The End of the Line
star
8.83
155 votes

#1 - The End of the Line

Jane By Design - Season 1 - Episode 10

The aftermath of what Billy did with his brother has legal consequences that lead him to get called before a judge... Lulu's father. Ben knows Jane's secret and Jane might stop everything.

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Sheer Madness
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8.07
819 votes

#2 - Sheer Madness

Raising Hope - Season 2 - Episode 15

Jimmy and Sabrina continue building their relationship by learning more about their strange habits and childhood fears. Meanwhile, Virginia learns more about a habit Burt has been hiding from her for years.

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Pick Your Poison
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8.04
597 votes

#3 - Pick Your Poison

Good Girls - Season 2 - Episode 4

Rio’s new business opportunity for Beth leads to a fracture in her relationship with Annie.

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Breaking Out
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8.02
1256 votes

#4 - Breaking Out

Breaking In - Season 1 - Episode 6

After the team botches their assignment to secure KFC's Secret Recipe, Oz orchestrates a team-building exercise, trapping the gang inside Contra Security over the weekend, forcing them to work together in order to break out of the office. Cameron's feelings for Melanie come out in the open, and Cash becomes jealous when Josh dates a co-worker.

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Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie
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7.95
615 votes

#5 - Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie

Life in Pieces - Season 1 - Episode 21

Tim thinks wearing a Cinderella dress during March Madness is good luck, so he refuses to take it off in hopes his alma mater will win. Also, Greg fantasizes about what to write in a birthday card for his boss, Tyler goes to prom and must withstand unsolicited advice from his parents and grandparents, and Jen sets Matt up on a blind date with her coworker, Dougie.

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Rear D Day
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7.92
499 votes

#6 - Rear D Day

Enlisted - Season 1 - Episode 5

Pete’s new attitude of embracing his Rear D duties is challenged by the husband of a deployed soldier. When things go too far, Pete must make amends. Meanwhile, Cody enlists Jill’s help with a private matter.

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The Chopper
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7.91
3112 votes

#7 - The Chopper

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season 2 - Episode 22

Holt is wary when Wuntch lets Jake work his dream case, worried that she is setting him up to fail. Back at the precinct, Amy, Rosa and Gina help Terry host a field trip for a local magnet school.

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The Wedding
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7.90
826 votes

#8 - The Wedding

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 24

The Hecks are pleased to learn that Mike's brother, Rusty is getting married. However, the joy is short-lived, when they discover that the wedding is to be held at their house. Meanwhile, Brick cannot attend a party that same day, due to the nuptials.

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Twenty Years
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7.84
780 votes

#9 - Twenty Years

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 10

Frankie worries Mike is tiring of her as their 20th anniversary draws close; Sue tries to get Axl and Brick's help planning a party for their parents; Axl spoils the end of a book for Brick.

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D-A-T-E-- DATE?
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7.83
683 votes

#10 - D-A-T-E-- DATE?

Speechless - Season 1 - Episode 6

JJ develops on a new girl at school who must adapt to life in a wheelchair after injuring herself in gymnastics.

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The Royal Flush
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7.82
505 votes

#11 - The Royal Flush

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 21

Determined to end the family tradition of giving Frankie a lame gift for Mother's Day, Sue and Brick try to win a trivia contest in which the top prize is a trip to London to view the Royal Wedding. When their effort falls short, they come up with a gift idea that's almost as good. Meanwhile, Axl tells Mike about a job opportunity at a national sporting goods chain that has more advancement potential than his current position, but the job is in Denver. To keep Frankie from finding out, Mike has to make up one lie after another to cover for Axl's absence when he travels to Denver for the interview.

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Not Just Cards
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7.80
443 votes

#12 - Not Just Cards

Good Girls - Season 3 - Episode 2

Beth makes a choice that surprises those around her just as an old foe from the past returns. Annie finds a helpful outlet on her road to self-improvement.

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The Answer
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7.79
607 votes

#13 - The Answer

The Middle - Season 6 - Episode 14

The Heck family learns about Darrin’s marriage proposal to Sue…as well as her response. Meanwhile, Axl attempts to use his intro to Psych class to cure Brick of all of his quirks and tics.

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The Pickup
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7.77
234 votes

#14 - The Pickup

Men of a Certain Age - Season 2 - Episode 8

Joe does a favor for his former bookie. Terry struggles to deal with the latest development in his love life. And Owen tries to keep things on the lot from getting out of control.

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Mommapalooza
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7.77
587 votes

#15 - Mommapalooza

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 13

Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she's passionate about – life's third act - and Reverend TimTom offers the perfect solution. Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he's becoming lucky when money and other high priced items suddenly make their way into his hands.

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Please Don't Feed the Hecks
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7.77
850 votes

#16 - Please Don't Feed the Hecks

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 2

Frankie gives away unused items from the house in the hope of getting food in return; Sue and Lexie find their apartment is being inhabited; Axl's new job as a school bus driver gives him the opportunity to look after Brick.

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The Otto Motto
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7.76
588 votes

#17 - The Otto Motto

American Housewife - Season 1 - Episode 18

Greg challenges Katie to learn French and set a better example for Taylor, who has developed a habit for quitting school activities.

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Find My Hecks
star
7.76
759 votes

#18 - Find My Hecks

The Middle - Season 7 - Episode 23

Frankie figures out a way to secretly track Sue and Axl after they refuse to abide by their curfew while they're home for the summer. Meanwhile, Brick's determined to discover who else could be class valedictorian as middle-school graduation approaches.

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Halloween III: The Driving
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7.75
798 votes

#19 - Halloween III: The Driving

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 6

Sue accidentally runs over Axl's foot while practicing driving; Axl looks forward to voting; Brick binges on Halloween candy.

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How to Be an All-Star
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7.75
264 votes

#20 - How to Be an All-Star

Men of a Certain Age - Season 1 - Episode 9

Desperate to buy a house after his son develops anxiety issues related to their family situation, Joe decides to bet $25,000 on a basketball game. Terry is forced to face the dire condition of his acting career when he agrees to take a bit part on a B movie. And Owen’s father decides it’s time to cut back on his work load and let Marcus take over more of the day-to-day management of the dealership.

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Risky Business
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7.75
749 votes

#21 - Risky Business

The Middle - Season 7 - Episode 4

Mike surprises Frankie when he wants to be involved in his brother's crazy business scheme; Axl goes to extreme measures to prove he can handle Mike's new motorcycle; and Sue begins living in her car to avoid her horrible roommate.

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A Germ of a Story
star
7.74
1180 votes

#22 - A Germ of a Story

Raising Hope - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Sabrina points out to Jimmy just how many germs are lurking around his house, the Chance family becomes obsessed with cleanliness. Finding it impossible to keep Maw Maw clean, they move her to the backyard greenhouse, but after watching some old family movies, they discover a surprising secret that has kept them healthy all these years.

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Christmas Help
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7.74
796 votes

#23 - Christmas Help

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 9

Mike helps his brother Rusty move some furniture into the Heck family's garage, only to realize the furniture is stolen; Frankie hopes to land a part-time job in a department store so she can get a discount on Christmas presents.

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The Clover
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7.74
902 votes

#24 - The Clover

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 22

Misfortune plagues Brick after he finds a four-leaf clover; Frankie seeks a caregiver for her aunt; Axl struggles with a prom-date dilemma and is also dismayed to learn that Sue is Darrin's prom date.

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Thanksgiving IX
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7.74
679 votes

#25 - Thanksgiving IX

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 7

The Hecks take a hectic road trip to Frankie's sister's house for Thanksgiving; the kids must decide which one of them will lose their job at Spudsy's.

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Parade Duty
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7.73
425 votes

#26 - Parade Duty

Enlisted - Season 1 - Episode 7

After Cody assigns the platoon “Parade Duty,” Pete tries to inspire his team, but finds he is being sabotaged by his own brother. After things go terribly wrong, all three brothers learn a bit more about what it means to be a soldier in Rear D.

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Sorry Not Sorry
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7.73
1052 votes

#27 - Sorry Not Sorry

The Middle - Season 8 - Episode 14

Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water and save some treasured items when the pipes burst in the basement. But after freaking out and bickering amongst each other, Axl, Sue and Brick call a family intervention meeting to let their parents know that their constant fighting and bickering is negatively affecting them. But while the kids feel like they can benefit from their parents’ newfound realization, Frankie and Mike start to think that the kids’ lack of support makes them the ones who should be sorry,

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The Award
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7.72
744 votes

#28 - The Award

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 14

Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a dinner honoring his dedicated service at the quarry; Sue forms a plan to build connections between students; Axl hopes to track down a girl who left a message on his phone.

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Vacation Days
star
7.72
656 votes

#29 - Vacation Days

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 15

Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries extra hard to please her customers after receiving a bad review.

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The Crying Game
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7.72
540 votes

#30 - The Crying Game

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 16

Mike is offered the job of regional manager at the quarry; Brick suspects that he's being treated unfairly by his health teacher because of how horribly Axl treated her when he was a student.

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The Concert
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7.70
856 votes

#31 - The Concert

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 16

Frankie pulls out all of the stops in an effort to get an over-excited Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert, Mike is thrilled over Brick's enthusiasm to win the school's spelling bee and coaches him for the event, and Axl and his friends attempt to break a road sign's 15-mile-per-hour speed limit - on foot.

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Alive Day
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7.70
293 votes

#32 - Alive Day

Enlisted - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Hill brothers celebrate Pete's one year anniversary of almost dying in Afghanistan, otherwise known as his "Alive Day." After the funding has been cut for the annual ball, which was going to honor Major Cody, Pete enlists the platoon to create their own ball to honor him.

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Pilot
star
7.67
523 votes

#33 - Pilot

Uncle Buck (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Uncle Buck is a charismatic hustler who has gotten by on his charm for years. But when his brother Will and sister-in-law Alexis move to town and need help with their kids, he steps up to become their “manny.” Their lives will never be the same.

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The Smell
star
7.67
734 votes

#34 - The Smell

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 18

Bill backs out of coaching the girls soccer team; Frankie tries to teach Brick better hygiene; Cassidy's painting confuses Axl.

Managers' Conference
star
7.64
786 votes

#35 - Managers' Conference

Superstore - Season 4 - Episode 8

Amy and Jonah get a taste of how the other half lives when they attend a managers’ conference. Mateo unwittingly reveals a secret about himself. Garrett and Dina face the trials and tribulations of the gift-wrapping station.

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Pestilence War Famine Death
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7.64
640 votes

#36 - Pestilence War Famine Death

Life in Pieces - Season 1 - Episode 19

John and Joan disagree with their neighbors, Jerry and Pam, about who gets to use the hot tub when new property lines are drawn. Also, Greg and Jen invite their exterminator and his wife over for dinner, Matt and Colleen make an effort to be friends, and Tim is terrified to perform minor surgery on John.

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The Real Spring Fever
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7.63
346 votes

#37 - The Real Spring Fever

The Real O'Neals - Season 1 - Episode 5

On the first warm day of spring following an endless Chicago winter, Eileen decides it’s time to get a fresh start in her life by applying for her first job since her kids were born. Shannon ultimately overhears her mom’s plan and riles up the rest of the family after misinterpreting Eileen’s true intentions. Meanwhile, Pat realizes he might not be ready for the single life just yet, even though his patrol partner, Archie, thinks otherwise. And as Kenny wonders who he will date next, Jimmy takes it upon himself to help him explore the newfound world of online dating

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Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery
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7.62
798 votes

#38 - Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 4

As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago, and Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike's chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

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Thunk in the Trunk
star
7.61
3759 votes

#39 - Thunk in the Trunk

Modern Family - Season 7 - Episode 13

Phil feels unappreciated as Claire is busy running the closet business. A life-size standee of Gloria for her hot sauce display receives some unsavory attention. Cam and Mitchell are suspicious of their new renters.

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Valentine's Day IV
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7.61
830 votes

#40 - Valentine's Day IV

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 15

As Valentine's Day nears, killjoys Axl, Sean and Darrin offer their services to help guys who want to break up with their girlfriends. Mike's romantic text to Frankie erroneously gets sent to a co-worker. Brick has a problem with Frankie's handling of his school artwork collection. Sue gets a surprise when ex-boyfriend Matt invites her to the school's Valentine's Day dance.

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Nana
star
7.60
376 votes

#41 - Nana

Good Girls - Season 3 - Episode 8

Beth agrees to pick up a mysterious package for Rio in order to get back in his good graces. Just as Annie finds unexpected support from Josh, she receives devastating news about an old friend. Stan has a surprise for Ruby.

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The Best of Orlando
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7.60
858 votes

#42 - The Best of Orlando

Fresh Off the Boat - Season 3 - Episode 10

Louis forgets to thank Jessica in his acceptance speech when he's named Small Businessman of the Year; and Eddie, Emery and Grandma start their own clothing line.

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Andre From Marseille
star
7.60
572 votes

#43 - Andre From Marseille

black-ish - Season 1 - Episode 14

When Zoey brings home her first “serious” boyfriend, a boy from school also named Andre, Dre takes an instant dislike to him for many reasons, including the fact that he’s white, from France and rather worldly for a kid. He’s thrilled when they break up...until he learns that Andre dumped Zoey because she’s too shallow, something Dre takes as a personal affront.

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Paint Cart 5000 vs. The Mondo Spider
star
7.60
377 votes

#44 - Paint Cart 5000 vs. The Mondo Spider

Enlisted - Season 1 - Episode 9

Second Lieutenant Tyson Schneeberger tricks the platoon into being test dummies for his experimental automobile, “Mondo Spider,” causing its victims to run for the latrine. So Pete attempts to rescue them. Meanwhile, Sgt. Major Cody asks Derrick to take his self-portrait, but he turns out to be a very difficult subject.

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Mind's Eye
star
7.58
295 votes

#45 - Mind's Eye

Men of a Certain Age - Season 1 - Episode 3

Joe tries to connect better with his son, Albert, by teaching him golf. But when the school golf team is ready to compete in a tournament, Albert is reluctant to get on the bus. Owen is determined to get his sales figures up while at the same time not feeling bad about himself for ripping customers off. And Terry gets into his character a little too much when a coworker asks him and an actress to pretend to be an interested homebuyer at an open house.

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Don't Give Up
star
7.58
233 votes

#46 - Don't Give Up

10 Things I Hate About You - Season 1 - Episode 5

Kat tries to break the stereotype of girls doing everything a boy can do by joining a class to fix cars. Bianca and Joey become lab partners. Chastity makes a deal with Bianca for the top spot as a cheerleader provided Joey passes his Chemistry paper and plays for the team.

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A Cultish Personality
star
7.58
1154 votes

#47 - A Cultish Personality

Raising Hope - Season 1 - Episode 16

Mike returns after going through a spiritual quest with a wife and her other three husbands in tow. Burt attempts to fix the relationship between his brother and Mike.

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Major Anxiety
star
7.56
689 votes

#48 - Major Anxiety

The Middle - Season 6 - Episode 3

In an effort to be more social, Brick decides to go to the fall dance; Axl panics when he realizes the deadline to declare a major is looming; Sue starts drinking coffee in order to appear more sophisticated.

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Phillip Goldstein
star
7.52
1035 votes

#49 - Phillip Goldstein

Fresh Off the Boat - Season 1 - Episode 8

Eddie tries to befriend the only other Chinese kid in school, but he's in for a letdown after he finds out that they have nothing in common; Louis feels betrayed when Mitch accepts a job at the rival Golden Saddle.

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Good Morning Orlando
star
7.50
968 votes

#50 - Good Morning Orlando

Fresh Off the Boat - Season 2 - Episode 6

Louis goes on a local morning talk show to promote Cattleman's Ranch and fears he humiliated himself and poorly represented his culture. Meanwhile, Eddie and his friends are confused about who their girlfriends are and attempt to sort it out during a group date at the skating rink.

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