The BEST episodes directed by Sam Leifer

The Candidate
275 votes

#1 - The Candidate

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 6

The local elections arrive, so Marcus and Stylax sign up as hired clappers for wig-wearing politician Victor of the Gracchii. Grumio, however, is drawn towards another candidate named Julius Priscus. Could it simply be because he is giving away free promotional plums?

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The Beasts
254 votes

#2 - The Beasts

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 1

The boys are desperate for tickets to one of the ‘Beast shows' at the Games. Marcus meets Delphine, a fiery activist from Gaul, whom he hopes will become his ‘Gaul-friend'. Grumio clashes with Landlady, their missing Landlord's formidable mother.

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The Baby
283 votes

#3 - The Baby

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 3

While doing the recycling, Grumio finds a baby behind the bins and takes it home to raise as his own. Stylax uses it to strike up a relationship with an attractive young wet nurse. Meanwhile, Marcus tries to avoid seeing Cynthia's painfully boring one-woman play.

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The New Slave
269 votes

#4 - The New Slave

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 5

The boys buy an eccentric slave called Mushki at an auction. Grumio finds his position in the household gradually usurped as the new guy impresses Marcus. Stylax, however, has a sneaking suspicion that Mushki might be a psychopath.

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The Herpes Cat
350 votes

#5 - The Herpes Cat

Plebs - Season 1 - Episode 4

To endear himself to Cynthia, Marcus befriends a mangy cat whom he's rescued from the courtyard. Stylax is suffering from a disturbing itch and visits a sexual health clinic where he falls for an attractive nurse.

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The Race
210 votes

#6 - The Race

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 8

Marcus is stressed at the idea of the girls being deported if they don't raise 3,000 denari.

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The Gladiator
406 votes

#7 - The Gladiator

Plebs - Season 1 - Episode 2

Everyone is quickly charmed apart from Marcus who hopes that, one way or another, their relationship will be short-lived. Meanwhile, Stylax plays a prank on Aurelius which gets out of hand.

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The New Master
213 votes

#8 - The New Master

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 7

When Grumio injures another slave in a fight over a carrot, he is forced to replace him until he recovers. How will he cope in a household where work is taken seriously? Meanwhile, Marcus invites Delphine to move in, but can she bond with Stylax?

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The Crime Wave
233 votes

#9 - The Crime Wave

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 5

As a crime wave sweeps the city, the boys join a Roman military fitness class to protect themselves on the streets. Flavia introduces some dubious new security measures at work. Grumio starts dating Agatha, a talented baker who may well be a feeder.

The Weatherist
210 votes

#10 - The Weatherist

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 8

The boys meet their new neighbour, a weatherman. Marcus uses the forecast of a small tremor to bring excitement to his relationship with Delphine. Stylax tries his luck with an attractive new colleague, while Grumio discovers Indian food.

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Justin Junior
227 votes

#11 - Justin Junior

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 2

Grumio meets Justin, the father who left him on a hill as a baby and who now wants to make up for lost time. Stylax starts dating Camilla, a female discus thrower, on a sex ban during the Games. Marcus and Delphine come to terms with each others past.

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Don's Posh Weekend
205 votes

#12 - Don's Posh Weekend

How Not To Live Your Life - Season 3 - Episode 3

Don and his boss Jason socialise together for the first time in the form of a double date with two posh girls they met at work. Don learns never to judge a book by its cover, as his date Felicity is far from prudish. Everything seems to be going well until Felicity invites them to her parents' country house for the weekend. It's a world away from Don's life and he struggles to fit in. He also has some over-protective parents to contend with.

348 votes

#13 - Bananae

Plebs - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mass immigration from Thrace puts the boys into contact with a sexy Thracian lodger Irina and a dazzling yellow exotic fruit, the Banana. Meanwhile, Marcus has an unfortunate encounter with an elderly war veteran.

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The Vestal
232 votes

#14 - The Vestal

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 3

Marcus' parents are visiting for the weekend and he's keen to keep them and Delphine far apart. Stylax pursues a romance with Ursula, one of the Vestal Virgins, who guard the city's sacred flame. Grumio finds some moldy cheese under his bed and spots a business opportunity.

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The Patron
219 votes

#15 - The Patron

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 4

Grumio falls ill after eating an apple on the loo. Marcus refuses to pay for his medical treatment preferring instead to go with Cynthia's remedy of candlelight and prayer. Stylax strikes up a rapport with a rich nobleman Gaius who agrees to fund his charioteering career

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The Cupid
232 votes

#16 - The Cupid

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 4

The boys get cultured when Grumio is street-cast to play the part of Cupid in an upcoming play. Marcus becomes his agent and uses his new connections to impress Delphine. Stylax understudies the lead actor so he can meet some theatre groupies.

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209 votes

#17 - Jugball

Plebs - Season 3 - Episode 6

Marcus, Stylax and Ramases - the work experience boy who also happens to be the son of the company owner - invent a new office-based sport called Jugball. Grumio samples some gourmet food when Ramases lends him his store card for the emporium.

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The Chariot
276 votes

#18 - The Chariot

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 1

Having won 100 denari each through Stylax's betting on a chariot race, he and Marcus have very different ideas on how to spend the money. Marcus, naturally, wants to spend it on Cynthia, whilst Stylax prefers a more laddish approach.

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319 votes

#19 - Saturnalia

Plebs - Season 1 - Episode 6

Marcus hopes that the Roman festival of Saturnalia will provide the perfect backdrop for him to finally woo Cynthia, while Grumio makes it his mission to salvage as much sacrificial meat from the city-wide celebrations as possible.

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The Erotic Vase
397 votes

#20 - The Erotic Vase

Plebs - Season 1 - Episode 3

Stylax buys Grumio an erotic vase for his birthday featuring a character who bears a striking resemblance to someone nearby. Marcus, under pressure from the girls, suggests they swap roles for the day. Meanwhile, Stylax hangs out with his cousin Lucretia, with whom he has an unusually close relationship.

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The Phallus
213 votes

#21 - The Phallus

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 7

The boys have a meeting with Fabianus, a school friend who's now a huge lawyer living the high life in Rome. Stylax reconnects with his old flame, Cordelia.

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The Best Men
287 votes

#22 - The Best Men

Plebs - Season 2 - Episode 2

Surprisingly, Aurelius is getting married. Even more surprisingly, he invites his "best mate" Marcus to be his best man. Reluctant to say the least, Marcus plans a night on the cheap, avoiding the hottest club in town.

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Don's New Job
207 votes

#23 - Don's New Job

How Not To Live Your Life - Season 3 - Episode 1

Don has blown his chances with flatmate Sam and to make matters worse she has a new boyfriend. With no career, Don comes up with an elaborate story about a new job to try to impress her. Things finally appear to be going his way when a chance encounter with high-flying executive Marcus leads to a promotion. Of course being Don, it's not long before it all goes wrong.

Don Does Therapy
225 votes

#24 - Don Does Therapy

How Not To Live Your Life - Season 3 - Episode 6

Don learns that Brian is going to ask Sam to marry him and realises that he still has feelings for Sam. Eddie suggests that Don sees a therapist where he ends up taking the therapist into his confidence and confessing his feelings for Sam, as well as some slightly shocking habits. Sam decides to throw a fancy dress party to celebrate Brian's birthday. Don feels unnerved when he learns that his therapist has come along in fancy dress. Don tries to find him at the party to stop him from revealing any of his secrets.

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Don Dates a Homeless
253 votes

#25 - Don Dates a Homeless

How Not To Live Your Life - Season 3 - Episode 5

Don ends up surprising himself after he takes pity on pretty homeless woman called Susan. Sam ends up suggesting that he ask her out. When Sam returns home with Brian, she discovers Susan sitting on the sofa in their living room whilst Don runs her a bath. The following day Don doesn't want Susan to leave but after he offends her on a day out he tries to make it up to her by getting to know her friends better.

Don's Angry Girlfriend
235 votes

#26 - Don's Angry Girlfriend

How Not To Live Your Life - Season 3 - Episode 2

Things are looking up for Don as he has begun to date a sweet girl called Jenny. However, her behaviour starts to ring alarm bells as her moods swing from adorable to violent in an instant, turning Don into a battered and bruised mess. To make matters worse nobody believes him. The tension comes to a head during the local pub quiz. Don and Jenny join Sam and Brian's team. They are determined to beat arch rival Derek. Jenny hates losing. Is this a chance for Don to show everyone her violent side?

Don Meets His Maker
198 votes

#27 - Don Meets His Maker

How Not To Live Your Life - Season 3 - Episode 4

Don finds himself having a bad start to the week when he notices that his hair is thinning, He ends up booking an appointment with a specialist to discuss having a hair transplant. Things get worse for Don when he notices that he isn't the centre of attention after he is completely ignored he storms out. After Eddie discovers Don's letter about the transplant he ends up assuming the worst. Eddie, Sam, Brian and Mrs Treacher attempt to support Don when they think that he doesn't have long left to live and Don ends up making the most of the situation.

The Orgy
629 votes

#28 - The Orgy

Plebs - Season 1 - Episode 1

Things take an upward turn for the boys when Marcus meets some fit Britons in the courtyard and Stylax finds a flyer to an orgy. With his grocery budget now spent on orgy tickets, Grumio must scrimp and save in order to put food on the table.