The BEST episodes directed by Pino Amenta

Rites of Passage
star
9.04
28 votes

#1 - Rites of Passage

Beastmaster - Season 3 - Episode 20

Dar faces his biggest test yet in his struggle to defeat the Lord of Darkness.

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Taylor's DNA
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9.00
1 votes

#2 - Taylor's DNA

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 1

Taylor is sure she will die of shame when Don and Glenda enter a talent quest for parents at her school. Not one to back away from a challenge, Taylor drags Hector along on a crusade to prove via DNA analysis that Don and Glenda are in fact not her parents, and therefore cannot enter the talent quest.

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End of the Road
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9.00
2 votes

#3 - End of the Road

Blue Heelers - Season 6 - Episode 13

Jack scores a place on the Mudlarks football team when its star player is killed in a suspicious road accident. It's not quite the way he planned to earn his guernsey. PJ recalls the dead boy was a troublemaker and suspects he was drunk at the time. However, Senior Constable Robyn Taylor from Melbourne's accident investigation squad has sharper ideas and gives PJ a run for his money on the investigation. He's feeling pretty poorly without Maggie around. Whether PJ likes it or not, Robyn will be his partner in crime until Maggie returns from the witness protection program. She's just moved to Mt. Thomas with her husband, Jeff, and baby daughter, Lucy. After a quiet wake for the Mudlarks' star player, Jack and a few of the team head off to enjoy a more appropriate celebration. The drinking gets out of control and Jack's new mate, Matt, entertains the group with some dangerous driving. Afraid someone will get hurt, Jack brings them into line, but pulling rank on mates only earns him their

No Smoke
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8.87
63 votes

#4 - No Smoke

City Homicide - Season 4 - Episode 7

When a suspected arsonist of an apartment block is brutally hanged, it seems an obvious act of retribution, an old-fashioned lynching. All the survivors wanted him dead. But which one did it? Or did they act in concert? And what if he wasn't the firebug? Did a furious lynch mob kill the wrong man?

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Game of Death
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8.50
2 votes

#5 - Game of Death

Beastmaster - Season 2 - Episode 20

Dar infiltrates the city of Chalka to free the sacred tigers and release Queen Lyoka from her inner turmoil.

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The Return
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8.46
39 votes

#6 - The Return

City Homicide - Season 1 - Episode 4

A mystery letter to a murderer's mother. A confession, or something else? Matt's crusade on behalf of a captured fugitive causes tension amongst the team.

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Rostered Day Off
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8.33
64 votes

#7 - Rostered Day Off

City Homicide - Season 1 - Episode 13

A race against time is ignited when one of Homicide's own takes a hit on a routine call. Meanwhile, Waverley places Jennifer in a sticky ethical dilemma that could make or break her career.

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Raising The Dead
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8.32
68 votes

#8 - Raising The Dead

City Homicide - Season 1 - Episode 14

For Homicide it's the beginning of their toughest investigation yet when tonight’s murder mystery sparks an emotionally charged investigation when a dogfight between neighbours leads to the discovery of a buried secret.

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Rage
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8.26
92 votes

#9 - Rage

City Homicide - Season 2 - Episode 21

Homicide is called in to investigate two murders where motive, witnesses and straight answers are proving hard to find. The only way to open these cases up is to hit the streets — they just have to knock on the right door.

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Life and Death
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8.01
91 votes

#10 - Life and Death

City Homicide - Season 2 - Episode 22

Josh Waverley is missing. Never made it to soccer. Is he just off with mates, or is an unknown player making their final move? Bernice Waverley is about to be held accountable for her past. It will change her forever. A psychiatrist is stabbed to death at his practice. Who did it? A colleague, a patient, or was it a random act? Getting hard evidence against a likely suspect is proving tough for Simon and Matt. But their case will take a backseat as Stanley and Jarvis rally everyone to help with the hunt for Josh. Today the final pieces of a well thought out plan fall into place. Bernice Waverley will be held accountable for her past actions, and it will change her forever.

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In Harm's Way
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7.97
64 votes

#11 - In Harm's Way

City Homicide - Season 4 - Episode 8

A man driven wild by grief has chosen to take matters into his own hands. He will stop at nothing to see that Melbourne's streets are rid of the random violence that caused his son's death. How can our detectives stop a man who has nothing left to lose?

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Stolen Sweets
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7.97
93 votes

#12 - Stolen Sweets

City Homicide - Season 2 - Episode 16

When a young man falls from an apartment balcony, his death leads Homicide to a new age religious Pastor and a prestigious law firm. With people in high places determined to cover up the truth, this case needs delicate handling. And the team's new Superintendent is anything but delicate.

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She Ain't Heavy
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7.90
42 votes

#13 - She Ain't Heavy

Packed to the Rafters - Season 1 - Episode 3

Rachel's growing alcohol dependence sends her family over the edge. Her careless actions could spell the end for one of them. Julie desperately brings the family together for a therapeutic barbecue but simmering tensions erupt. Ben finds himself the unlikely counsellor to both his sister and grandfather Ted as they confront traumatic turning points in their lives. When Ted's humiliating secret is discovered by Rachel, she unwittingly sets him on a path to self-destruction. Narrated by the Rafters' middle child, Ben, tonight's episode focuses on the dramatic and comic repercussions of his move towards independence and responsibility; and the on-going tension for Julie and Dave as they deal with the dark secrets of their family.

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Trophies
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7.87
70 votes

#14 - Trophies

The Lost World - Season 2 - Episode 11

The Lost World is shattered by gunfire as trophy hunters try to capture a Troglodyte child. Veronica swings through the jungle to save him, and becomes the hunters' new target. She escapes to the Treehouse to warn her friends just ahead of the hunters. One of the hunters declares that he has been commissioned to locate the Challenger expedition and help them return to England. Despite Veronica's warnings, and Marguerite's suspicions, the hunters are welcomed and set up camp nearby.

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Episode 8
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7.86
73 votes

#15 - Episode 8

800 Words - Season 1 - Episode 8

George tries to convince Shay to stay in Weld. The Women of Weld question the motive behind Jan's arrival. Katie organises a camp-in to protest against the proposed development.

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Episode 7
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7.83
76 votes

#16 - Episode 7

800 Words - Season 1 - Episode 7

George struggles with the realisation that while he was looking the other way this whole other world was going on - a world he is so not qualified to deal with.

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Episode 2
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7.80
91 votes

#17 - Episode 2

800 Words - Season 1 - Episode 2

George rapidly becomes the most unpopular new Aussie in town after calling Weld a 'dead end town' in his column. Shay and Arlo also feel the fallout from their father's faux pas at their new school.

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Clash of the Titans
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7.75
4 votes

#18 - Clash of the Titans

Beastmaster - Season 2 - Episode 22

Dar is drawn into a battle between King Zad and King Voden in order to save Tao, Arina and a band of captured elephants.

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A New Dawn
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7.75
4 votes

#19 - A New Dawn

Beastmaster - Season 3 - Episode 22

Dar must search for the key to release his family from the crystal ark. While Balcifer commands King Zad to find the key first to open the crystal ark. While Dar, Tao amd Dartanus search for the key, King Zad's men burn down and destroy the village but luckily did not find the crystal ark. Balcifer is angry over King Zad not finding the crystal ark and King Zad promises he can find the key. Dar's search for the key leads him to his father's crypt only to find that the crypt is guarded by people loyal to Eldar. They lead Dar to his father's true resting place with King Zad hot on his trail. The guardians also give Dar the Crown of Eldar, His father's sword sheath and a Crystal Ring which turns out to be the key to the Crystal Ark. Within moments King Zad attacks and steals the key. Dar persues King Zad and is cut off by Balcifer on the battle field where he killed Dar's father. Balcifer brags about how he used King Zad in his plan to defeat Dar and then Balcifer kills King Zad.

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Throne for a Loss
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7.59
1632 votes

#20 - Throne for a Loss

Farscape - Season 1 - Episode 4

A group of Tavleks come aboard for trade negotiations. Rygel takes a vitally important crystal from Moya to make himself seem wealthy. The Tavleks kidnap Rygel and take him down to the planet, leaving one of their wounded on board. Everyone goes to the surface to get him except Zhaan who stays on board to keep an eye on the Tavlek left behind.

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My Brother's Keeper
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7.56
94 votes

#21 - My Brother's Keeper

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 2

When a Ballarat farmer is found dead in a cow pen, locals are quick to blame livestock for trampling the man, but Doctor Blake isn't convinced.

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King of the Lake
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7.53
94 votes

#22 - King of the Lake

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 1

When an elite schoolboy rower wins a regatta on Lake Wendouree then inexplicably drowns, his mother asks Doctor Blake to find the truth behind her son's death.

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Junkie
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7.51
119 votes

#23 - Junkie

City Homicide - Season 2 - Episode 15

A judge and a junkie overdose on the same night. Are they unrelated deaths? Or are these people from opposite ends of town more than perfect strangers? Homicide and the Drug Squad reluctantly reunite to find the connection between the two victims and solve their murders.

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Pilot
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7.42
106 votes

#24 - Pilot

800 Words - Season 1 - Episode 1

George is a man who once skated through life but is now stumbling. When his wife dies, he makes a rash decision to move his kids away from Sydney to the town of Weld, New Zealand.

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Crossing The Line
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7.42
122 votes

#25 - Crossing The Line

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 2 - Episode 5

Dr Blake becomes involved in the grisly murder of a cinema projectionist and Jean becomes involved with Richard Taylor. How will Blake feel about a beau for Jean?

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Mortal Coil
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7.36
118 votes

#26 - Mortal Coil

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 2 - Episode 6

When a second body is found in a coffin, Doctor Blake has to work out how it got there and who killed this unwanted guest and that's just the start of it.

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A Man of Vision
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7.35
66 votes

#27 - A Man of Vision

The Lost World - Season 2 - Episode 21

During a powerful thunderstorm on the plateau, all five of our heroes experience dreams and visions of their ""lost"" colleague, Summerlee, who had disappeared into a raging waterfall and presumed dead. Malone sets off after this ghost, and Challenger Marguerite and Roxton follow Ned. The three are ambushed by cannibals who fancy Marguerite's arm for an aperitif. Roxton and Challenger break free and save her, and then the three resume their hunt for Malone, only to be trapped by a hungry T-Rex. Ned meanwhile, has fallen and knocked himself out. He regains consciousness, concussed and thirsty, and follows Summerlee's ghost along a dry riverbed. He stumbles and twists his ankle, but still hobbles on. Summerlee appears to be leading him to the now dry waterfall where he was last seen.

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I, E.T.
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7.20
1403 votes

#28 - I, E.T.

Farscape - Season 1 - Episode 7

A peacekeeper beacon goes off and Moya has to land on an alien planet to prevent it's signal being intercepted and Moya being discovered. Crichton, D'Argo and Aeryn leave Moya and explore the planet in search of a substance that can be used to numb Moya's senses so the beacon can be removed. Crichton gets separated from the group and meets up with some inhabitants of the planet who hide him from the authorities.

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Suburban Boy
star
7.10
41 votes

#29 - Suburban Boy

Packed to the Rafters - Season 1 - Episode 9

Dave reconnects with his foster brother, '80s rock star Steve Wilson, leading to an offer he can't refuse. Meanwhile, after a risky gamble with his boss's money, Nathan races the clock to save his job. Then, Carbo declares his feelings for Chrissy, but will she return them?

Under Pressure
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7.05
41 votes

#30 - Under Pressure

The Lost World - Season 2 - Episode 14

The explorers have a strange guest at the Treehouse who impresses Challenger with his knowledge of geology. Meanwhile something attacks Challenger's electrostatic accumulator. The explorers chase after a group of underground dwellers whom they believe to be the culprits. Their guest turns out to be one of them, and the explorers are soon taken hostage. It turns out that the underground dwellers need Challenger's scientific expertise to help them evolve above ground.

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The Burning Forest
star
7.00
3 votes

#31 - The Burning Forest

Beastmaster - Season 1 - Episode 18

When the Sorceress is captured by the Black Apparition, Sharak in human form enlists Dar's help to save her.

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Gemini
star
7.00
4 votes

#32 - Gemini

Beastmaster - Season 1 - Episode 20

Dar and Tao must discover what is killing both humans and animals in the forest before they become the next victims.

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Heart Like a Lion
star
7.00
1 votes

#33 - Heart Like a Lion

Beastmaster - Season 2 - Episode 9

Dar goes to battle to save an entire village from the forces of the evil despot, Arkon.

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How Did We Get Here?
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6.30
44 votes

#34 - How Did We Get Here?

Packed to the Rafters - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sammy and Nathan's marriage is in crisis when she can no longer bear keeping the secret reason for their move into the Rafter home. This leaves Nathan with no option but to count on the family he's always taken for granted. Relating the story of how he met beloved wife Sammy, Nathan is forced to face his feelings of worthlessness as a son, husband and provider. In revisiting the evolution of his relationship with Sammy, Nathan takes us to his wedding day — both the happiest and saddest day of his life, as a beloved family member collapses. Wealthy princess Sammy faces obstacles at every turn as she struggles to fit into crowded, suburban life with the Rafter family.

Self Made Man
star
6.21
42 votes

#35 - Self Made Man

Packed to the Rafters - Season 1 - Episode 7

Nathan's world is turned upside down as Julie and Dave make a splash at his father-in-law's 50th birthday party. Nathan learns a valuable lesson about wealth and happiness when the life he has and the life he wants collide. Determined to teach Nathan a lesson about family loyalty, Rachel sets out to humiliate him by dating his rich and snobby best friend. Narrated from the perspective of Nathan, the episode deals with the journey towards Nathan's epiphany that he's not so different to the rest of his family and that isn't a bad thing.

The Nirandathal Beast
star
6.00
2 votes

#36 - The Nirandathal Beast

Round the Twist - Season 3 - Episode 6

After breaking a tradition, Bronson is cursed with a metre long beard and is mistaken for the Nirandathal Beast.

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Mali-Boo!
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0.00
0 votes

#37 - Mali-Boo!

Round the Twist - Season 3 - Episode 7

Pete and Tony find an old Malibu surfboard and Pete meets the board's owner, the ghost Moondoggy who never did manage to surf Big Blue, the once every 30 year tidal wave. But with Pete, he just may have a chance.

If the Walls Could Talk
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0.00
0 votes

#38 - If the Walls Could Talk

Round the Twist - Season 3 - Episode 12

Bronson is sick and tired of not being told anything but now every piece of furniture can talk! Bronson decides to rescue Fay from Mr. Snapper by retrieving the Book of Love.

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The Chosen One
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0.00
0 votes

#39 - The Chosen One

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 5

Taylor is inspired by the teachings of a Buddhist monk, who shares the concept of a simple life without possessions. She decides to live a serene and noble life, and starts by sacrificing all her material possessions in pursuit of true happiness. However, she quickly finds out that this is not as easy as it sounds, as her earthly desires get in the way.

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The Talk
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0.00
0 votes

#40 - The Talk

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Taylor develops a crush on a teenage martial arts instructor, she signs up for classes just to see him. Taylor also avoids her parents from the fear of getting "The Talk".

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Flag Fall
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0.00
0 votes

#41 - Flag Fall

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 7

Taylor becomes image conscious and starts to worry about her appearance, so she adapts to a new sense of style, but Hector isn't very happy with Taylor's new attitude after he agrees to put up the School Flag.

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Return of the Mothership
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0.00
0 votes

#42 - Return of the Mothership

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 9

Taylor and Hector spend time with an eccentric elderly couple who believe they will be abucted by aliens and took into outer space in a mothership.

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Taylor Turns Bad
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0.00
0 votes

#43 - Taylor Turns Bad

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 11

Taylor notices people whispering behind her back, and soon learns that rumours are circulating about her. The discovery gives Taylor a revelation about what it takes to get noticed and sets out to garner the attention she desperately wants.

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Leaving Primary
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0.00
0 votes

#44 - Leaving Primary

Mortified - Season 1 - Episode 13

The last day of primary school arrives and it seems that Taylor's circle of friends is being ripped apart, as they all face the prospect of heading off to different high schools. Taylor is torn as she is forced to make some serious decisions about her future.

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School Trivia Night
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0.00
0 votes

#45 - School Trivia Night

Mortified - Season 2 - Episode 4

Taylor is less than impressed when her family teams up with heart-throb Leon's family for the school trivia night. Taylor prepares herself for ultimate humiliation as she realises just how "trivial" her parents' knowledge really is.

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The Wedding
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0.00
0 votes

#46 - The Wedding

Mortified - Season 2 - Episode 6

Taylor is horrified to discover her parents aren't technically married, and tries to convince they need a traditional wedding. Her horror turns to happiness when Don, on bended knee, proposes to Glenda. However this joy turns back to horror as she realises the wedding is going to be anything but traditional.

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Rome Wasn't Built In a Day
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0.00
0 votes

#47 - Rome Wasn't Built In a Day

Mortified - Season 2 - Episode 11

Don and Glenda leave Layla, Taylor and Hector home alone. But when Layla is dumped by her most recent heart-throb, she starts sobbing uncontrollably. It's a domino effect as the oven catches on fire, Hector's half-built model melts and the TV breaks. Taylor and Hector have to dry Layla's tears and save the day, while maintaining their composure enough to complete their school project.

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Taylor's Song
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0.00
0 votes

#48 - Taylor's Song

Mortified - Season 2 - Episode 13

Taylor thinks all her prayers have been answered when she is allowed to move in with Brittany's family for a few days. But she quickly realises the Flune family is a well-oiled machine, with strict house rules. She shares her dilemma with Beethoven and realises her own family might not be perfect, but they're perfect for her.

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