The Best Episodes Directed by Shiri Appleby

Who You Calling a Bitch?

#1 - Who You Calling a Bitch?

Queens (2021) Season 1 - Episode 3

After a bad concert review, the women come to terms with the fact that their old image and music no longer serve them; and while Naomi struggles to maintain creative control, Brianna argues for a more collaborative group effort. Meanwhile, Eric takes Valeria out to dinner and dancing in hopes of inspiring her creativity. Later, Naomi gets a second chance to prove herself to JoJo.

star 8.38
26 votes
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The Workplace

#2 - The Workplace

The Wonder Years (2021) Season 1 - Episode 4

It’s “Take Your Son to Work Day” and Dean heads to band practice with Bill. But the “grown folks’ business” at the music studio prompts Lillian to have to pick up Dean. While at her office, Dean finally learns what his mom does while he’s at school all day, gaining a newfound respect for her career and ambition.

star 7.91
68 votes
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Doctor! Doctor!

#3 - Doctor! Doctor!

mixed-ish Season 1 - Episode 19

Rainbow’s friend Rebecca gets mono (“the kissing disease”), and after helping her out, she becomes interested in the medical field. Alicia fibs to Paul about getting a flu shot, and when Denise gets sick, their distrust of the medical community comes to light. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica go to live with Harrison while Denise is sick and start to enjoy his lavish lifestyle.

star 7.84
75 votes
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...Silent as the Night

#4 - ...Silent as the Night

Light as a Feather Season 2 - Episode 5

McKenna has an unfortunate run-in. Violet and Alex try to find out more about the Light As A Feather game.

star 7.78
99 votes
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Paid in Full

#5 - Paid in Full

New Amsterdam (2018) Season 4 - Episode 8

Max is faced with a wrenching decision when New Amsterdam falls prey to a massive ransomware attack.

star 7.77
322 votes
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Songs About Texas

#6 - Songs About Texas

Roswell, New Mexico Season 1 - Episode 9

Max and Michael travel to Texas to visit a faith healer, who may be able to shed some light on the alien symbol Max has been researching. Meanwhile, Maria and Liz pay a visit to the same faith healer in hopes of finding a cure for Maria's ailing mother. Elsewhere, Alex and Kyle look into what Sergeant Manes may be hiding.

star 7.77
533 votes
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You Beat Me to the Punch

#7 - You Beat Me to the Punch

grown-ish Season 4 - Episode 9

At a luau party with the crew, Zoey accepts Luca’s career advice, making Aaron uncomfortable. Doug and Kiela navigate a roadblock in their relationship, while Vivek tries to help Nomi and Ana take their minds off the LSATs.

star 7.76
49 votes
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Just the Two of Us

#8 - Just the Two of Us

mixed-ish Season 2 - Episode 6

Alicia and Denise realize they've been boxed into Black women stereotypes at the law firm, and Harrison's attempts to help ends up causing more harm; Paul worries his new job is taking time away from spending time with the kids.

star 7.72
39 votes
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What If God Was One of Us?

#9 - What If God Was One of Us?

Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 - Episode 4

On the verge of a breakthrough in her quest to save Max, Liz turns to Kyle for one last favor that could potentially land him in hot water. Meanwhile, Michael and Alex's investigation into Nora leads them to a farm, where they meet a historian named Forrest. Elsewhere, Cameron confronts Jesse Manes about her sister's whereabouts, and Isobel uses her powers for good.

star 7.70
328 votes
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#10 - Casualty

UnREAL Season 2 - Episode 6

Rachel deals with a trauma, and Chet is there for her. Meanwhile, Quinn pursues a new relationship; Rachel learns something surprising on a hometown date; and an angry Darius makes a startling decision.

star 7.66
691 votes
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Lost and Found

#11 - Lost and Found

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Season 1 - Episode 6

When Alison brings Mona into her investigation of Taylor, Mona makes a surprising discovery. While preparing for the campus fashion show, Ava comes into contact with Zach, a fellow student with an unexpected connection to her past. And the Perfectionists struggle to recover from recent events.

star 7.43
60 votes
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#12 - Catch

New Amsterdam (2018) Season 3 - Episode 8

Max is forced to examine the inequities in child labor for women of color. Bloom must deal with an overcrowded ED. Sharpe helps Dr. Agnes Kao with a gut-wrenching diagnosis. Reynolds finds himself experiencing something new on the job.

star 7.42
533 votes
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Sudden Death

#13 - Sudden Death

UnREAL Season 4 - Episode 8

Rachel begins to question her decisions leading up to the finale. Quinn must decide whether to intervene and save the Everlasting finale.

star 7.33
203 votes
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...Pale as Death

#14 - ...Pale as Death

Light as a Feather Season 2 - Episode 6

The girls make a discovery that could lead them to the origins of the game. Isaac and Violet get closer.

star 7.24
95 votes
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Wild Card

#15 - Wild Card

UnREAL Season 4 - Episode 3

The first episode of "Passport to Dance" premieres as Everlasting contestants compete to be a guest judge. Alexi, sick of Jay's condescension, acts out on live TV, causing havoc. Quinn and Chet deal with shocking news.

star 7.16
216 votes
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