The Best Episodes Directed by Rachel Talalay

Heaven Sent (1)

#1 - 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 8.55
2148 votes
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Hell Bent (2)

#2 - Hell Bent (2)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 9 - Episode 12

If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts...how 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 8.41
2067 votes
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Dark Water

#3 - 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 8.30
1648 votes
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The Doctor Falls

#4 - 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 8.28
2114 votes
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World Enough and Time

#5 - 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 8.26
2151 votes
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Leap of Faith

#6 - 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 8.23
113 votes
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Hands on a Hybrid

#7 - 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 8.12
113 votes
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Death In Heaven

#8 - 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 8.09
1612 votes
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Hunted

#9 - 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 8.02
1098 votes
The Present

#10 - 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 7.96
7113 votes
The Six Thatchers

#11 - 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 busts of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work?

star 7.93
8037 votes
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Sacrifice

#12 - 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 7.88
623 votes
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Time's Up

#13 - 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 7.87
1275 votes
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Welcome to Earth

#14 - 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 7.86
4510 votes
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Fast Lane

#15 - 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 7.86
5024 votes
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Chapter Five

#16 - 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 7.83
18 votes
He Saw, She Saw

#17 - 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 7.82
133 votes
Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine

#18 - 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 7.81
1057 votes
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Four Fathers

#19 - 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 7.78
46 votes
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Gorillas in our Midst

#20 - 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 7.77
57 votes
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Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale

#21 - 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 7.75
955 votes
Sherry Darlin'

#22 - 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 7.75
241 votes
Y Me

#23 - 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 7.72
25 votes
Puppet Patrol

#24 - 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 7.71
1396 votes
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Cause and XS

#25 - 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 7.69
1731 votes
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Fine China

#26 - 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 7.68
6 votes
Party Line

#27 - 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 7.68
34 votes
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Prime Suspect

#28 - 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 7.67
49 votes
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Fifth Column

#29 - 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 7.66
39 votes
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Last Refuge

#30 - 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 7.66
3811 votes
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Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter

#31 - 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 7.66
594 votes
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Suspicious Minds

#32 - 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 7.65
1229 votes
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Fury Rogue

#33 - 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
2719 votes
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Donar the Great

#34 - Donar the Great

American Gods Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.56
1307 votes
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Shaman

#35 - 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 7.54
50 votes
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Consumed

#36 - 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 7.52
569 votes
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Harmony

#37 - 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 7.51
647 votes
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Blowin' in the Wind

#38 - 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 7.50
48 votes
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Saving Santa

#39 - 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 7.50
46 votes
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Separation Anxiety

#40 - 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 7.47
68 votes
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Blame

#41 - Blame

Flash Gordon (2007) Season 1 - Episode 18

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

star 7.45
20 votes
Symmetry

#42 - 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 7.38
31 votes
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Two's a Crowd

#43 - 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 7.32
41 votes
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The City's Not for Burning

#44 - 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 7.31
1168 votes
Ego

#45 - 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 7.26
31 votes
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Breakout

#46 - 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 7.21
54 votes
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The Betty and Veronica Syndrome

#47 - The Betty and Veronica Syndrome

jPod Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.18
5 votes
Mousetrap

#48 - 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 7.04
52 votes
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