The BEST episodes directed by Rose Troche

Limb from Limb
173 votes

#1 - Limb from Limb

The L Word - Season 1 - Episode 14

As the "Provocations" opening approaches, Bette struggles with a temptation. After some sad news, Dana turns to Tonya, leaving Alice unhappy. Shane tries to let Clea down gently but it backfires in her face.

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Zoey's Extraordinary Night Out
321 votes

#2 - Zoey's Extraordinary Night Out

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Season 1 - Episode 6

Things get complicated for Zoey at Simon's engagement party. Maggie has a night out alone, but it doesn't go as planned.

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Code of Silence
589 votes

#3 - Code of Silence

Star - Season 1 - Episode 4

Carlotta continues to search for the truth about Simone and Star's past, as a familiar face reaches out for Jahil's help. Meanwhile, Miss Bruce works on preparing the salon to compete in an upcoming hair show. They unexpectedly arrange for the empress of soul, Gladys Knight, to introduce their showcase, which includes a live performance from the girls, who sing a cover of one of Knight's classic hits.

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I Hate Chess
35 votes

#4 - I Hate Chess

Sorry For Your Loss - Season 1 - Episode 7

Despite Danny's warnings to leave his mother out of her search for answers, Leigh reaches out to her mother in law for the first time since Matt's death.

10 votes

#5 - Memorial

Touching Evil (US) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Creegan tries to resolve his family difficulties, and the team tracks down a disgruntled former soldier preying on Iraq war veterans who served alongside him in the same army unit.

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53 votes

#6 - Light

The L Word: Generation Q - Season 2 - Episode 7

Bette takes a big swing with Pippa, Shane leans on Tess when she’s suddenly forced to harbor a secret, and Alice’s run-in with someone from her past throws her for a loop. Meanwhile, Dani must examine what’s holding her back in her personal life as Sophie is pushed to question Finley’s maturity and Angie worries that things have taken a turn between her and Jordi.

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363 votes

#7 - Liberally

The L Word - Season 1 - Episode 11

Bette is worried about Tina when she throws herself into volunteer work, Marina and Francesca get into an argument, Alice thinks she may be pregnant by Lisa, and Dana and Jenny try to console each other.

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Episode 6
113 votes

#8 - Episode 6

Vida - Season 1 - Episode 6

Lyn finally realizes she's messing up Johnny's life; Emma learns the true value of the bar, but it may be too late for Eddy.

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All We Got
290 votes

#9 - All We Got

All American - Season 1 - Episode 5

Spencer’s worlds come together to celebrate his birthday in Beverly Hills. But mixing the dysfunctional families – with the dash of an unexpected guest – ends in disaster. Olivia and Jordan, on a mission to uncover a family secret, discover a missing link to their father’s past. Meanwhile, Coop and Patience struggle to define their blossoming romance.

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A Positive Spin!
256 votes

#10 - A Positive Spin!

On Becoming a God in Central Florida - Season 1 - Episode 3

Krystal and Cody throw a rally. Ernie tries to connect with his son. Stan finds a new supplier for the water park.

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466 votes

#11 - Vanished

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 2 - Episode 8

The team welcomes a new member as they begin their hunt for a repeat offender and the child he kidnapped after murdering the boy’s single mother. Also, Jess tries to move past the awkward exchange he had with Sarah during their last encounter.

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Weird Day
15 votes

#12 - Weird Day

Sorry For Your Loss - Season 2 - Episode 6

Leigh is surprised to find herself drawn to a stranger and goes on her first date since Matt died. Jules shows up at the wrong location for AA, which leads her on an adventure of her own.

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Clean Slate
689 votes

#13 - Clean Slate

FBI - Season 3 - Episode 5

As the team searches for a young girl who was kidnapped from a cabin during a family vacation, they discover that the abduction may be tied to a skeleton in her family's closet. Also, Maggie questions her relationship with Nestor when she learns he hasn't been completely honest with her.

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Listen Up
373 votes

#14 - Listen Up

The L Word - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Jenny's old roommate (guest star Sarah Strange) from college comes to stay, Jenny decides to use the opportunity to reveal the details about her affair with Marina. Bette and Tina join a group in preparation for becoming parents, and Dana faces a tough time when she must come out to her conservative parents.

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372 votes

#15 - Ghosts

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 1 - Episode 7

After the disappearance of his daughter is ignored by local police, a Native American man decides to take matters into his own hands. When his search escalates to murder, the team must track him down before his crusade claims any more lives.

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The Plan
782 votes

#16 - The Plan

Six Feet Under - Season 2 - Episode 3

Michael John Piper 1952 - 2001 Nate and David have their first customer for the wall-o-caskets. This mourner is unlike most, though. She can still talk to her deceased husband, and he helps her pick out the casket of his choice. Ruth goes to a ceremony for graduates of a self-improvement class and decides it's something she needs to do too. Nate and David attend a lunch for the Independent Funeral Directors where they vent about their mutual hatred for Kroehner. David and Keith continue to play racquetball together. Claire gets into a bit of trouble because of Gabe and his continuing downward spiral.

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Debbie Might Be a Prostitute
974 votes

#17 - Debbie Might Be a Prostitute

Shameless (US) - Season 10 - Episode 8

Debbie weighs the pros and cons of a new career path. Frank uncovers the truth about Faye’s living situation. A miscommunication between Ian and Mickey has disastrous consequences and Lip and Tami disagree over who should be taking care of Fred.

The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry
776 votes

#18 - The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry

Black Lightning - Season 2 - Episode 3

Jefferson is forced to watch as all his good work is undone before his eyes when his replacement arrives and begins implementing sweeping changes. Meanwhile, Anissa continues to play Robin Hood by stealing from one of the most powerful crime syndicates in Freeland.

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Episode 4
136 votes

#19 - Episode 4

Vida - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lyn escapes the Eastside while market research in the neighborhood leads Emma to open an old wound. Mari is publicly humiliated by someone she trusted.

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And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light
1693 votes

#20 - And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light

Black Lightning - Season 1 - Episode 5

An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.

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Boy Gone Astray
197 votes

#21 - Boy Gone Astray

Law & Order - Season 20 - Episode 7

When a young woman is found dead in her apartment, a few tell-tale signs quickly lead Detectives to believe that the killer was not after her wealth.

Loneliest Number
304 votes

#22 - Loneliest Number

The L Word - Season 2 - Episode 3

When she is rejected from the writing class, Jenny sets out to win over her intimidating professor. Tina is devastated when she finds an email from Candace on Bette's computer, Dana and Alice continue to hide their attraction for each other, and Kit tries to find an opening act for her new club.

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Losing the Light
156 votes

#23 - Losing the Light

The L Word - Season 3 - Episode 10

While Lara is vacationing in Paris, oblivious, Dana's condition takes a turn for the worse. Alice runs into Dana's ex, Jenny introduces Max to a man from her past, Carmen evens the score with Shane, and Peggy Peabody flies to town to help her daughter. Frustrated, Bette leaves the Buddhist retreat but receives a dose of life wisdom from an unexpected source.

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...And the Cost of Forgiveness
51 votes

#24 - ...And the Cost of Forgiveness

Tom Swift - Season 1 - Episode 10

Only hours are left before Tom must launch the rescue drone to save his father from outer space. But his plans are jeopardized by an anti-technology attack at Swift Enterprises’ Black engineering conference – and by the fallout from the discovery of his father’s shocking betrayal during Tom’s childhood. Tom will be forced to confront his deepest emotional wounds, and his journey will bring about a stunning revelation that will change his life forever.

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Kissed Off
349 votes

#25 - Kissed Off

Ugly Betty - Season 3 - Episode 13

Betty comes up with a solution to deal with her personal problems but she has her sexy neighbor Jesse who keeps her distracted from her goals. Daniel does his best to cover his tracks as Connor is adamant on unveiling Molly's admirer.

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Loud & Proud
191 votes

#26 - Loud & Proud

The L Word - Season 2 - Episode 11

Dana is stunned when she learns a big secret about her brother, Howie, at Gay Pride 2005. Mark tries to make amends with Jenny and Shane, Kit and Bette learn that their father, Melvin, is refusing treatment for his illness, and a shocking memory about Jenny's childhood is revealed.

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Pilot (2)
364 votes

#27 - Pilot (2)

The L Word - Season 1 - Episode 2

Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years, and they want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is excited that his girlfriend, a talented young writer named Jenny Schecter, is moving in with him. But soon mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her midwest university education may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust, and love in Los Angeles.

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Pilot (1)
635 votes

#28 - Pilot (1)

The L Word - Season 1 - Episode 1

Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years, and they want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is excited that his girlfriend, a talented young writer named Jenny Schecter, is moving in with him. But soon mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her midwest university education may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust, and love in Los Angeles.

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The Fugitive
352 votes

#29 - The Fugitive

Finding Carter - Season 1 - Episode 6

Carter dives headfirst into a relationship with Crash, while Taylor is confused about where she stands with Max. Max is pulled into another stunt operated by Lori.

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Liquid Heat
207 votes

#30 - Liquid Heat

The L Word - Season 5 - Episode 9

Jenny gets jealous on the set when a love scene between Niki and her on-screen boyfriend looks too realistic. Dawn Denbo invites the girls to a mafia-themed night to settle the dispute between The Planet and SheBar. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina decide to go see a couples counselor when they're interrupted by a rolling blackout due to a heat wave.

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Labia Majora
290 votes

#31 - Labia Majora

The L Word - Season 3 - Episode 1

Bette and Tina deal with parenting Angelica while attempting to rekindle their relationship and handle an obnoxious social worker. Alice has a traffic accident, Helena gets into the movie business, Carmen and Shane's relationship gets more serious as Carmen takes her to meet the parents, and Jenny, recovering at her parents', has had enough with the Midwest and ponders moving back to L.A. with her new girlfriend Moira.

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