The BEST episodes directed by Richard Shepard

275 votes

#1 - Pilot

Ugly Betty - Season 1 - Episode 1

Betty has always dreamed of working in the publishing world, but it seems as though there's no place for the non-thin and non-beautiful in the business. People already have their minds set in the idea that beautiful women are only the thin and perfect! Betty really wants a job in that wonderful, yet cruel, world. But can she really find a place in it?

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538 votes

#2 - Pilot

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Season 1 - Episode 1

Zoey, an introverted computer programmer living in San Francisco, begins to hear the innermost desires of the people around her through song.

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1553 votes

#3 - Home

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 4 - Episode 7

June struggles with her newfound freedom, reuniting with loved ones and confronting her nemesis, Serena.

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The Panic in Central Park
813 votes

#4 - The Panic in Central Park

Girls - Season 5 - Episode 6

Needing space after a fight with Desi, Marnie goes for a walk and has an unexpected run-in with someone from her past.

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The Bounce
837 votes

#5 - The Bounce

Girls - Season 6 - Episode 7

Elijah prepares for an open-call audition for a new Broadway musical, but is thrown off his game by an unexpected visitor. In need of cash, Marnie tries to pawn a family heirloom and gets a wakeup call from an unlikely source. Hannah reconnects with Paul-Louis.

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The Fight
2175 votes

#6 - The Fight

Criminal Minds - Season 5 - Episode 18

The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and teams up with a separate group of BAU operatives who are working another case they think is connected.

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1567 votes

#7 - Vows

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 4 - Episode 6

After a shocking reunion with a dear friend, June contemplates the possibility of freedom, and confronts the unfulfilled promises she’s made to herself and to Luke.

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Episode 210
1765 votes

#8 - Episode 210

30 Rock - Season 2 - Episode 10

Jack and C.C. try to make their long distance romance work, Liz decides to invest in real estate, and Kenneth becomes addicted to caffeine.

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596 votes

#9 - Sit-In

Girls - Season 4 - Episode 5

Friends try to help Hannah through a crisis; Hannah and Adam have an honest conversation about the status of their relationship.

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Hannah's Diary
1746 votes

#10 - Hannah's Diary

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 4

Adam's risqué text message sends Hannah over the edge. Jessa gets distracted while babysitting. Shoshanna reunites with a guy she knew at camp. Ray and Charlie stick their noses where they don't belong.

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891 votes

#11 - Flo

Girls - Season 3 - Episode 9

Hannah gets a strange request from her mother while visiting her grandmother in the hospital; Hannah has a drink with her cousin.

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Extreme Aggressor
3569 votes

#12 - Extreme Aggressor

Criminal Minds - Season 1 - Episode 1

After a fourth woman goes missing in as many months, the team is brought in to track down the guy before he kidnaps again. Hotch is asked to secretly evaluate Gideon to see if he is ready to work full time again.

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841 votes

#13 - Incidentals

Girls - Season 3 - Episode 8

During a GQ advertorial interview, Patti LuPone warns Hannah that Adam's new career path may cause unexpected problems. Meanwhile, Jessa's boredom at work is interrupted by a surprise visit from an old acquaintance. Later, Hannah is assigned to review the Gramercy Park Hotel, and the group celebrates good news with Adam's new friend Desi, whom Marnie finds particularly captivating.

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1991 votes

#14 - Pilot

Ringer - Season 1 - Episode 1

Bridget Kelly is six-months sober and starting to turn her life around when she is the sole witness in a murder trial. Despite the assurances of her FBI protector, Agent Victor Machado, Bridget knows her life is on the line. She flees to New York, telling no one, and reunites with her estranged twin, Siobhan Martin. Wealthy, pampered and married to the strikingly handsome Andrew Martin, Siobhan lives what appears to be a fairy tale life - a life where no one knows that Bridget exists. The sisters seem to be mending their frayed relationship - until Siobhan disappears mysteriously, and Bridget makes the split decision to take on her sister's identity. She discovers shocking secrets, not only about her sister and her marriage, but also about Siobhan's best friend, Gemma Butler and Gemma's husband, Henry.

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569 votes

#15 - Close-Up

Girls - Season 4 - Episode 6

Some soul-searching leads Hannah to an epiphany. Meanwhile, another disastrous interview for Shoshanna ends in a positive; Ray attempts to solve his neighborhood noise issue at a community board meeting; Marnie and Desi disagree on how to define their sound; and Adam is shocked by a revelation.

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Leave Me Alone
1422 votes

#16 - Leave Me Alone

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 9

Feeling resentful of an old classmate's success and unable to make rent, Hannah is forced to take a job at a café. Marnie has trouble handling Hannah's emotional and financial needs. Jessa runs into her old boss. Shoshanna meets her online match.

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Hello Kitty
769 votes

#17 - Hello Kitty

Girls - Season 5 - Episode 7

The school principal reprimands Hannah; Jessa worries about seeing Hannah at Adam's play; Marnie shares news with Ray; Elijah attends a swanky party at Dill's apartment. Meanwhile, Hannah feels that Fran is judging her.

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Paper Is Paper
99 votes

#18 - Paper Is Paper

Welcome to Chippendales - Season 1 - Episode 7

Nick’s success on the road infuriates Steve, who turns to Ray to spy on him. As Steve reaches his breaking point with Nick, Irene reaches hers with her husband.

One Man's Trash
1174 votes

#19 - One Man's Trash

Girls - Season 2 - Episode 5

Even Hannah is surprised when she's attracted to a fortysomething doctor and his life of unspectacular stability.

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The Vow
1944 votes

#20 - The Vow

Salem - Season 1 - Episode 1

After ten years of service fighting in the French and Indian War, John Alden returns to his home in Salem, intent on reuniting with his love, Mary. On his arrival, he's stunned to discover that the town has been swept up in a wave of witch hunt hysteria, and that Mary has married the town’s richest and most powerful resident.

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301 votes

#21 - Salt

Sweetbitter - Season 1 - Episode 1

22-year-old Tess moves to New York City, without friends or a specific ambition. After an interview at one of the best restaurants, she's invited to train. She attempts to keep up while observing her new coworkers.

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95 votes

#22 - Switzerland

Welcome to Chippendales - Season 1 - Episode 8

In a bucolic Swiss village, Steve’s sins finally catch up with him. As he stares down the consequences of his actions, he makes a final, fateful choice.

901 votes

#23 - Pilot

Rosewood - Season 1 - Episode 1

Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world's hottest cities - Miami - private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. must crack a case that hits close to home. As he begins his investigation, Detective Annalise Villa gives him a run for his money as they cross paths and are forced to work together to help the Miami PD solve the case.

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Video Games
987 votes

#24 - Video Games

Girls - Season 2 - Episode 7

Hannah goes along with Jessa to visit her estranged father, his alternative girlfriend and her teen son in Upstate New York.

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282 votes

#25 - Pilot

Golden Boy (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 1

As Walter Clark Jr. is interviewed about his career, he reflects on his journey from homicide detective to the NYPD's youngest police commissioner.

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154 votes

#26 - Pilot

Acapulco - Season 1 - Episode 1

When he's hired at Acapulco's hottest resort, Maximo thinks he's scored his dream job-but quickly learns there's more to it than he thought.

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The Wunderkind
1013 votes

#27 - The Wunderkind

The Twilight Zone (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 5

A down-on-his-luck campaign manager is determined to get a kid elected as the President of the United States.

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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
0 votes

#28 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

HBO Documentary Film Series - Season 2010 - Episode 4

A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.