The Best Episodes Directed by Rose Troche
#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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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 Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) to believe that the killer was not after her wealth.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.