The Best Episodes Directed by Rachel Talalay

Natural Disasters

#1 - Natural Disasters

Life As We Know It Season 1 - Episode 6

After Jonathan and Dino find out about Ben's relationship with Ms. Young, Ben grows weary of living in secrecy and begins to develop feelings for someone his own age- to which Ms. Young reacts badly. Jackie makes a new friend from an unlikely place.

star 10.00
1 votes
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Heaven Sent (1)

#2 - Heaven Sent (1)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 9 - Episode 11

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…

star 8.53
2701 votes
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Hell Bent (2)

#3 - Hell Bent (2)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 9 - Episode 12

If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?

star 8.39
2446 votes
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World Enough and Time

#4 - World Enough and Time

Doctor Who (2005) Season 10 - Episode 11

Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy...

star 8.33
2465 votes
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The Doctor Falls

#5 - The Doctor Falls

Doctor Who (2005) Season 10 - Episode 12

“Without hope, without witness, without reward.” The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…

star 8.31
2361 votes
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He Saw, She Saw

#6 - He Saw, She Saw

Without a Trace Season 1 - Episode 3

Four different witnesses claim that a woman was abducted from a mall parking lot while her husband was standing just yards away with his back turned to her.

star 8.21
202 votes
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#7 - Blame

Flash Gordon (2007) Season 1 - Episode 18

Flash and Aura search for an antidote for a canton whose water supply is contaminated.

star 8.12
99 votes
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Leap of Faith

#8 - Leap of Faith

Kyle XY Season 2 - Episode 13

Kyle breaks quarantine to find Jessi and they use the photo from Baylin's lock box to search for answers. Meanwhile, the Trager's sort through all that they know about Kyle in order to make sense of who he really is.

star 8.12
709 votes
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Dark Water

#9 - Dark Water

Doctor Who (2005) Season 8 - Episode 11

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre around The Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming over him.

star 8.10
2526 votes
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Blowin' in the Wind

#10 - Blowin' in the Wind

Ally McBeal Season 5 - Episode 9

Ally impulsively buys a house, to which Dr. Milter concludes is a way of her to take care of herself, since Ally sees herself as a 'work in progress'. Richard gets the others to help paint the house as a surprise for Ally, who hires the handyman Victor to fix the house for her. Meanwhile, Ally handles a case of a man who spent too much money buying gifts for his wife until they went bankrupt. And Jenny has some back problems, to which Coretta recommends a chiropractor who has a special chair. Glenn gets extremely jealous that a chair is giving Jenny more pleasure than him, while Nelle tests the chair.

star 8.04
220 votes
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The Present

#11 - The Present

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 9

With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris. Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick. Wally wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R, which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante, old wounds are reopened.

star 7.95
7600 votes
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Death in Heaven

#12 - Death in Heaven

Doctor Who (2005) Season 8 - Episode 12

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

star 7.88
2541 votes
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The Six Thatchers

#13 - The Six Thatchers

Sherlock Season 4 - Episode 1

One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard, but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly-trivial detail. Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work?

star 7.88
9025 votes
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Y Me

#14 - Y Me

Touching Evil (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

A woman is found burned to death with strange markings on her body, and suspicion falls on a man obsessed with fire - but subsequent events seem to rule him out of the investigation.

star 7.87
52 votes
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Hands on a Hybrid

#15 - Hands on a Hybrid

Kyle XY Season 2 - Episode 11

After finding a photo of himself and Jessi locked in Baylin’s box, Kyle and Declan realize that the best way to crack the mystery of Jessi is to get close to her is at the high school charity event. Once there, Kyle uses the opportunity to talk to the already vulnerable Jessi. Meanwhile, other secrets are revealed during the event as Lori finds out the identity of her attacker.

star 7.86
735 votes
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Welcome to Earth

#16 - Welcome to Earth

Supergirl Season 2 - Episode 3

An attack is made on the President as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El, who she fears may be the alien behind the assault.

star 7.82
4893 votes
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The Claiming Race

#17 - The Claiming Race

Wildfire Season 1 - Episode 6

Kris promises to go on a date with Junior if he will stake a claim on Wildfire in an upcoming race. Matt finds out about Kris and Junior ""dating."" Dani learns that Bobby is married.

star 7.82
55 votes
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Fast Lane

#18 - Fast Lane

The Flash (2014) Season 2 - Episode 12

Barry teams up with Wells to figure out a way to close the breaches, but they are distracted by a meta-human nicknamed Tar Pit who can transform into liquid asphalt. Iris is concerned for Wally's safety after she finds out about his drag racing hobby. When he refuses to stop she makes a bold move that puts her in danger.

star 7.80
5656 votes
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Gorillas in our Midst

#19 - Gorillas in our Midst

Endgame Season 1 - Episode 7

Smitten by a beautiful Chinese cryptologist, Sam convinces Balagan to try to solve an intricate puzzle involving a vital secret and an attractive, conniving female journalist.

star 7.80
616 votes
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#20 - Sacrifice

Reign (2013) Season 1 - Episode 10

When a plot to kill Bash goes wrong, Queen Catherine is suspected of orchestrating it. Mary offers to help free a wrongly imprisoned pregnant peasant named Isobel who has a mysterious tie to Bash. Meanwhile, Lola blackmails Queen Catherine to keep her from trying to ruin Mary and Bash, whose bond continues to grow.

star 7.77
813 votes
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Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night

#21 - Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night

Riverdale Season 3 - Episode 22

After receiving mysterious invitations, Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead band together to confront the evils of their past once and for all. Meanwhile, chaos ensues at The Farm after Edgar makes a chilling announcement.

star 7.75
574 votes
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Time's Up

#22 - Time's Up

Continuum Season 1 - Episode 6

Kagame pursues the first step of his new agenda – winning over the intellectuals and the grassroots dissenters. When Liber8 kidnaps the CEO of a major corporation, Kiera and Carlos must race an actual ticking clock to save the CEO from public punishment.

star 7.74
5061 votes
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Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale

#23 - Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1 - Episode 6

Harvey, Roz and Susie explore a mysterious force of evil. Sabrina digs deeper into Ms. Wardwell's intentions. Hilda pursues a new beginning.

star 7.71
1149 votes
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Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine

#24 - Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine

Riverdale Season 2 - Episode 12

As preparations for her confirmation ceremony get underway, Veronica becomes concerned that Archie, who’s agreed to be Hiram’s “intern,” may be learning too much about her family’s secret business dealings. Jughead and FP lead the charge after an incident at Pickens Park leads to increased tensions among the Serpents. Meanwhile, Chic helps Betty deal with her inner darkness, while Archie finds himself in over his head after a high-stakes poker game with Hiram’s shady inner-circle goes awry.

star 7.70
1271 votes
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Fine China

#25 - Fine China

jPod Season 1 - Episode 9

Ethan and Cowboy are detained in Beijing when 50 bags of heroin are found in their luggage.

star 7.70
90 votes
The Best of Smallville

#26 - The Best of Smallville

Superman & Lois Season 1 - Episode 5

As Smallville celebrates its first Harvest Festival since Martha’s passing, Clark is reminded what his mother meant to him and learns a lesson that will help him move past her death. Meanwhile, Lois makes a breakthrough in the investigation of Morgan Edge. Lastly, Kyle tries to reconnect with Lana, but it seems like he might be falling back into his old ways.

star 7.68
980 votes
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Last Refuge

#27 - Last Refuge

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 12

The team is targeted by The Pilgrim, a deadly assassin who wants to erase the Legends from the timeline by killing their younger, non-superhero selves. As a protective countermeasure, Rip decides Sara, Snart, Rory, Professor Stein and Jax need to kidnap their past selves first before The Pilgrim gets to them. Coming face-to-face with the younger versions of themselves proves to be both a physical and emotional challenge for certain members of the team who would rather forget their past. Rip tells them he has a refuge for their precious cargo – an orphanage that raises future Time Masters and where he himself grew up.

star 7.67
4116 votes
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Sherry Darlin'

#28 - Sherry Darlin'

Cold Case Season 1 - Episode 9

Lilly gets an anonymous phone call from a man claiming he killed an elderly woman back in 1989 and buried her body in the basement of a house. When Lilly checks the dwelling, a body is recovered, but the alleged murderer refuses to identify himself.

star 7.66
569 votes
Cause and XS

#29 - Cause and XS

The Flash (2014) Season 5 - Episode 14

After Iris lands in serious danger, Nora races to save her mother. Barry puts the finishing touches on the metahuman cure, leaving Cisco with a rare night off so he decides to take Kamilla on a date.

star 7.64
2018 votes
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War Relief (2)

#30 - War Relief (2)

Touching Evil Season 2 - Episode 4

Traumatised serial killer Jim Keller has escaped and is widening his scope of victims to include anyone who gets in his way. The OSC must find him and stop him before he kills again and DC Mark Rivers, determined to put past mistakes behind him, finds his own life in danger as he tries to persuade Keller to end the carnage.

star 7.64
39 votes
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#31 - Hunted

Supernatural Season 2 - Episode 10

Sam meets a woman who shares his ability to have visions, and she warns him that she has seen the future... where he dies in an explosion.

star 7.64
3170 votes
Prime Suspect

#32 - Prime Suspect

Ally McBeal Season 3 - Episode 15

Cage's 'oddball' client (from the previous episode) is accused of murdering his old boss and the firm gets involved in their first murder trial. Suspecting he's been set up, Ally plays detective and goes snooping for additional information. Meanwhile, back at the office, Nelle has a few surprises up her sleeve.

star 7.62
280 votes
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Suspicious Minds

#33 - Suspicious Minds

Supergirl Season 4 - Episode 10

Colonel Haley is upset after Supergirl responds to a distress call from a Navy ship that turned out to be a deadly alien attack. Colonel Haley reclaims the site as DEO territory and demands that Supergirl step aside. After Supergirl refuses to be told what to do, Haley refocuses her energy on finding out Supergirl’s true identity and begins to interrogate all DEO agents, including Alex.

star 7.62
1478 votes
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Fury Rogue

#34 - Fury Rogue

The Flash (2014) Season 4 - Episode 19

When Barry needs help transporting a dangerous meta, he calls on a new friend for help – Leo Snart; Cisco becomes suspicious of Harry.

star 7.62
2971 votes
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Four Fathers

#35 - Four Fathers

Crossing Jordan Season 1 - Episode 14

With the morgue pinching pennies the staff wonders who will be “pink slipped”. Elsewhere Jordan works a case involving the son of an old family… friend, while Max struggles to get licquor suppliers to his new bar. Trey’s father comes to visit, much to Trey’s annoyance.

star 7.62
165 votes
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Puppet Patrol

#36 - Puppet Patrol

Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 3

The Doom Patrol set out for Paraguay where they discover the Nazi doctor who created Mr. Nobody and the connection between The Chief and the two villains.

star 7.60
2034 votes
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Party Line

#37 - Party Line

Bomb Girls Season 2 - Episode 7

A worried Lorna worries for the safety of her sons during a difficult time. Meanwhile, Gladys isolates herself to fight her own private battles, and Betty has an unexpected reunion with a soldier.

star 7.58
90 votes
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Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter

#38 - Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter

Riverdale Season 3 - Episode 6

After confronting the parents, who were part of "The Midnight Club" twenty-five years ago, Betty follows some strong leads in hopes of finding out who the true Gargoyle King is. Meanwhile, Veronica's attempt to prove Archie's innocence lands her in hot water. Finally, Archie turns to Kevin for help making things right.

star 7.58
720 votes
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Donar the Great

#39 - Donar the Great

American Gods Season 2 - Episode 6

Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear.

star 7.54
1618 votes
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#40 - Breakout

XIII (2011) Season 2 - Episode 7

XIII, Betty and Mozambique rush to free Vargas before he’s deported to Guantanamo, as they believe he must have information about the letters. Synequanon’s tests of their newest technology have unforeseen, cataclysmic results.

star 7.53
318 votes
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Two's a Crowd

#41 - Two's a Crowd

Ally McBeal Season 4 - Episode 3

Mark's girlfriend finally reveals "her" secret; Ling and Nelle represent a woman suing a relationship guru whose advice ruined the woman's marriage; Ally is dating two different men who end up being related.

star 7.50
216 votes
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Fifth Column

#42 - Fifth Column

Bomb Girls Season 2 - Episode 8

Gladys spends a night out with the ladies dealing with unwanted attention from a mystery man and an inquisitive redhead. Elsewhere, Lorna persuades Kate to volunteer with her at the hospital where Shelia works; and Betty's budding relationship intensifies.

star 7.43
122 votes
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Separation Anxiety

#43 - Separation Anxiety

Greek Season 1 - Episode 8

Couples are coming together. Couples are splitting apart. There’s Casey and Ashleigh—best friends and sorority sisters since freshman year, now they’re on the outs. Lack of support—Casey for Ashleigh—is the issue. But someone’s waiting in the wings to show Ashleigh she can be a friend, and that someone is Rebecca.

star 7.42
201 votes
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Tastes Like Chicken

#44 - Tastes Like Chicken

Wolf Lake Season 1 - Episode 4

When a serial killer strikes again in Wolf Lake after over 30 years, Sheriff Donner and Deputy Molly withhold critical information about the case from John Kanin to keep him from finding out about the town's secret. Meanwhile, Tyler brings dinner to Ruby at the secluded cabin where she's being held captive. We learn that Willard Cates has promised Ruby to Tyler for marriage, which is why she originally left Wolf Lake. A stroke leaves Willard gravely ill and Luke struggling to deal with the fact of his father's imminent death. We later discover that Vivian is actually Ruby's stepmother. After Luke takes Sophia to a wild lakeside party and tries to seduce her, Sophia heads home through the woods and is picked up by the killer who turns out to be the owner of a local hair salon with a taste for human hearts and kidneys. When Sheriff Donner discovers that his daughter is missing, he pulls out all the stops to find her. Vivian offers to help Matthew find Sophia, but also criticizes him for not having his children with her. After doing his own investigation, Kanin provides the clues that allow Sheriff Donner to save Sophia from the killer just in time. Tyler takes Ruby to the lake and tries to convince her to follow through on her arranged marriage to him so that he can take over as lead wolf after Willard Cates dies. She refuses.

star 7.40
10 votes
Chapter Five

#45 - Chapter Five

Boston Public Season 1 - Episode 5

It's Thanksgiving week, but no one seems particularly grateful. Guber, for example, is still upset over his onstage serenade at the charity show. Football player Jason Harrelson broke bully Malcolm White's arm during a fight in the hall. Buttle is starring in yet another Sheryl Holt original online humiliation cartoon. Last, but not least, Lauren discovered a senior sex posse which awards senior guys points for sex. In response to the sex posse scandal, Principal Harper organizes a sophomore assembly to preach the benefits of chastity. The teachers draw straws, and Lipschultz is chosen to head up the event. Later at the assembly, Lipschultz' boring speech turns shocking when he confesses to catching his beloved late wife in bed with another man. In his office, Harper confronts Jason Harrelson about the fight. Harrelson says he used a fighting technique that Harper taught Anthony in order to defend Anthony's honor. Repercussions ensue -- including a lawsuit by Malcolm's family and a con

star 7.37
46 votes

#46 - Harmony

Haven Season 1 - Episode 3

A plague of insanity strikes at a local hospital, causing the doctors to go insane... and the patients to become normal. Audrey and Nathan seek to discover the cause before it spreads further.

star 7.34
3982 votes
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#47 - Consumed

Haven Season 1 - Episode 4

Haven is stricken by a mysterious plague when animals and plants alike are destroyed by exposure to hydrochloric acid with no discernible source.

star 7.34
3599 votes
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#48 - Cars

Played Season 1 - Episode 7

Maria shows nerves of steel edging her way into an auto-theft ring that specializes in brutality and luxury cars. However, she's not nearly as brave in her private romantic life. On the play, she risks her safety and that of her colleagues by trusting one of the gang members with her true identity.

star 7.30
46 votes
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The Betty and Veronica Syndrome

#49 - The Betty and Veronica Syndrome

jPod Season 1 - Episode 10

The Podsters have their first meeting with the new heroin-addicted Steve.

star 7.29
89 votes
The City's Not for Burning

#50 - The City's Not for Burning

Marvel's Iron Fist Season 2 - Episode 2

Danny and Colleen strive to broker a badly needed peace. Ward crashes his sister's auction, and Joy plays matchmaker -- with a twist.

star 7.28
1319 votes
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Meat: The Legends

#51 - Meat: The Legends

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 - Episode 2

The Legends find themselves tracking an Alien in 1950s San Bernadino and having to figure out what is making the town go on a feeding frenzy. Meanwhile, after crash landing, Sara tries to figure out a plan and runs into none other than Amelia Earhart.

star 7.27
567 votes
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Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock & Key

#52 - Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock & Key

Riverdale Season 5 - Episode 8

A big announcement forces everyone to take stock of their current lives. Cheryl sets a risky plan in motion after learning some surprising news about Toni. Jughead tries to make sense of a strange encounter he had. Kevin and Fangs make a big decision about their future together.

star 7.15
213 votes
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#53 - Masquerade

The Flash (2014) Season 7 - Episode 13

Cecile is forced to confront her past in order to break free from a psychic prison. Meanwhile, Chester takes over for Cisco but makes a mistake that puts Barry in serious danger. Joe investigates Kristen Kramer's old military ties and discovers an unsettling truth.

star 7.14
577 votes

#54 - Shaman

The Dead Zone Season 1 - Episode 12

While travelling out in the wilderness Johnny is plagued by visions of a meteor hitting a mountain and people vanishing. To find out which mountain it is he goes out into the wilderness and injures his leg. Taking refuge in a cave, Johnny picks up a fragment and has a vision of an Indian shaman in the past...who can see Johnny as well.

star 7.14
214 votes
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#55 - Symmetry

The Dead Zone Season 5 - Episode 7

After Johnny is attacked, he begins to experience visions of his attacker's life and the life of one of the attacker's victims.

star 7.13
249 votes
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Saving Santa

#56 - Saving Santa

Ally McBeal Season 3 - Episode 7

The first case Georgia brings to Renee's new firm pits them against Cage and Fish. Georgia defends Newman's, an upscale department store against Steve Mallory, who worked as the store's Santa for seventeen years. Cage represents Mallory, who claims that he was wrongfully fired because Newman wants to hire a younger, thinner Santa. Meanwhile, Ally is haunted by visions of herself as a little girl. Ally manages to bring Georgia and Billy together to talk, and Billy sees that he wants Georgia back. But Georgia is not as eager to work things out yet.

star 7.12
278 votes
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#57 - Ego

The Dead Zone Season 6 - Episode 2

Johnny investigates a psychiatrist after a vision shows her being shot, he uncovers several patients who would like her dead.

star 7.05
223 votes
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#58 - Mousetrap

XIII (2011) Season 2 - Episode 8

Betty and XIII both question the reality of their situations: concealing his true identity, XIII sails to China, searching the ship for the final letter which has been hidden somewhere on board; Betty is abducted and delivered to her father in London, who claims that her experiences with XIII and the Veil have been nothing but the narcotic-induced hallucinations of a runaway.

star 7.00
229 votes
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War Relief (1)

#59 - War Relief (1)

Touching Evil Season 2 - Episode 3

A profoundly disturbed relief worker whose nightmares of atrocities committed in Bosnia impel him to erase the memories of fellow aides—permanently.

star 6.76
41 votes
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