The Best Episodes Directed by Stephen Hopkins

11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.

#1 - 11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 24

Palmer has had enough of Sherry's power plays and has a final showdown with her in the hotel ballroom. Nina knows that the Drazens have no leverage without Kim, so she calls Jack and tells him that Kim's body was found floating in the harbor. Jack is crushed by grief and then he flies into a rage. He rushes the Drazens and a bloody shoot-out ensues. Nina's cover is blown and she makes a final dash for safety, leaving a bloody trail behind her. Jack is able to apprehend her before she can escape, but he is stunned to learn that he didn't arrive soon enough.

star 8.30
685 votes
Mia Culpa

#2 - Mia Culpa

Californication Season 3 - Episode 12

As the Moodys at last prepare to move to New York, Becca tells Hank about an intimate coming of age experience she had. Hank’s stunned when Mia shows up at the house unannounced, in town with her slimy boyfriend / manager PAUL for a book signing. Hank fails to prevent Mia and Paul from hatching a devious publicity stunt, forcing Hank to finally share the long-buried heartbreaking secret with Karen. gives Charlie a career opportunity of a lifetime, but Charlie must confront the fact that he might be losing Marcy for good.

star 8.27
594 votes
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I'll Lay My Monsters Down

#3 - I'll Lay My Monsters Down

Californication Season 6 - Episode 12

Hank makes a big decision about his future, which affects Faith. Charlie and Marcy also make a decision. The troops are rallied to ensure Atticus makes it to the Greek Theatre for his co-headlining gig with Marilyn Manson. A call from Becca and a visit from a dearly departed friend set Hank in motion.

star 8.24
1047 votes
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Hostile Takeover

#4 - Hostile Takeover

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 11

A mercurial Las Vegas casino czar ups the ante on a business deal with a frustrated Marty; and Clyde's club-owner friends look to him to expand their brand beyond Vegas. Meanwhile, Marty picks up some inside dirt on Tamara.

star 8.12
502 votes
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Pilot

#5 - Pilot

Californication Season 1 - Episode 1

We meet 30ish year old Hank Moody in a church asking God to help him get his life back on track. He is then distracted by a hot nun. Moody also has to interact with ex-wife Karen who might still love him. With her, they share the custody of their 12 year old daughter Becca who is wise beyond her years but is starting to have a sex life, which freaks out both of her parents.

star 8.12
1257 votes
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Til Death Do Us Part

#6 - Til Death Do Us Part

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 12

Doug pops the question to his girlfriend, Sarah (Jenny Slate), who plans a shotgun wedding in Las Vegas on the eve of the Pod closing a major business deal. Marty's backhanded dealings lead to increased tension and unintended consequences for everyone.

star 8.10
470 votes
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Boom

#7 - Boom

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 3

Marty and Jeannie pit rival grocery clients against one another, but things don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile, changes at Galweather cause trouble for Jeannie; and Clyde's already difficult work situation under Monica becomes even more brutal when he is forced to work from her home.

star 8.08
579 votes
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Business

#8 - Business

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 11

Marty and "The Rainmaker" work together to put the kibosh on their firm's acquisition by MetroCapital but a back-stabbing turn of events leaves Marty and "The Rainmaker" mortal enemies instead of valued allies; in the aftermath of the news about April, Marty must deal with attitude from Roscoe.

star 8.08
446 votes
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Comeuppance

#9 - Comeuppance

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 10

Jeannie gets help from an old friend on a government contract, but it creates an issue with Marty about their future with Dollahyde. Meanwhile, Clyde causes friction to develop between Monica and a client; and Doug makes a play for Caitlin.

star 8.05
530 votes
Together

#10 - Together

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 11

Marty and Jeannie deal with the aftermath of a tragic event; and Marty questions his friendship with Dre. Meanwhile, Doug experiences side effects from W.O.N. that could cause trouble for Monica's new company; and he tries to reconcile with Sarah. Marissa makes a business decision that affects her relationship with Clyde.

star 8.05
499 votes
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11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

#11 - 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 12

Jack sneaks into the compound and rescues his family, but Gaines catches on to him and gives chase. Jack and his family are attacked by Gaines and his men, causing them to become separated. Palmer tries to talk to Keith's therapist, but discovers that Carl has been there before him. Green tries to turn Nina and Tony against one another.

star 7.99
745 votes
Veritas

#12 - Veritas

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 8

Marty and the Pod participate in Galweather-Stearn's annual recruiting event, where the best and brightest from Harvard Business School are wined and dined. Marty takes the sole black recruit in the predominantly white affair under his wing; Doug tries to prove to Clyde that he can coach any of the potential candidates onto "the list;" Jeannie grills a sexy, flirtatious recruit to see if she's all style and no substance, but a secret of Jeannie's is revealed that makes her stance somewhat hypocritical.

star 7.98
479 votes
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7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.

#13 - 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 8

Nina and Tony discover the identity of the mole who is working for Gaines. Teri and Kim are finally reunited. Still under Gaines' control, Jack goes to the Palmer breakfast, where he learns what Gaines has planned for him. Jack manages to foil the assassination attempt, but is captured by Secret Service in the process.

star 7.97
820 votes
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Stochasticity

#14 - Stochasticity

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 1

In the Season 2 premiere, the aftermath of the sexual-harassment scandal leaves Marty and his Pod adjusting to a new corporate culture at Galweather Stearn, where the interim CEO entrusts consummate closer Marty with sealing a big deal. Later, a boozy night on the town leaves Jeannie reeling, while Marty's relationship with Roscoe is in need of some repair.

star 7.94
470 votes
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Hell-A Woman

#15 - Hell-A Woman

Californication Season 1 - Episode 2

Becca invites Hank to her Mom and Bill's house for a dinner party with some mutual friends. After he arrives, however, he realizes that Karen has planned a little setup for Hank with a scientologist friend of hers, which doesn't thrill Hank all that much. But, Hank gets a nice laugh out of it after the rest of the party people walk in on him and Sonja in the bedroom. Hank also gets a little news about the job he recently accepted.

star 7.94
978 votes
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Staired in Horror

#16 - Staired in Horror

Tales from the Crypt Season 6 - Episode 9

Clyde is a fugitive who holes up in a house occupied by an elderly woman. One night he finds an attractive woman upstairs, but he discovers it's the same woman. She tells him that a long time ago her spouse caught her having an affair and put a curse on the house. She must stay up stairs if she wants to be young forever. The same thing will happen to the man if he comes upstairs. The cops arrive and he goes upstairs to change his image but he finds himself getting weak and the woman turns back into a helpless infant unable to do anything but crawl.

star 7.93
55 votes
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Ouroboros

#17 - Ouroboros

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 9

Marty and the Pod are put through the ringer by their arch-rival firm Kinsley-Johnson as part of the due diligence performed by MetroCapital for the pending merger; Jeannie does her best to keep Wes and the marriage at bay but fails to keep it a secret from Marty; Monica and Roscoe bond but Marty learns about Jeremiah's secret and receives shocking news from Monica.

star 7.91
451 votes
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The Whore of Babylon

#18 - The Whore of Babylon

Californication Season 1 - Episode 3

Hank and Todd Carr, the director of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love", the movie adaptation of Hank's book, start a fight, after which Hank ends up in jail. Bill bails him out and Hank finds a new connection to Meredith. Meanwhile, Charlie learns about a different side of his assistant Dani.

star 7.89
870 votes
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7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

#19 - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 20

Kim lands in jail when the cops don't believe her story. Jack stumbles onto a secret detention center. He arrives just in time to bluff Andre and his men out of freeing a prisoner who is being transferred in. Jack confronts the prisoner and discovers that he knows him from the past. Before Jack can learn any more, Andre and his soldiers make another run on the prison.

star 7.88
663 votes
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Damonschildren.org

#20 - Damonschildren.org

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 4

Matt Damon (as himself) hires the firm to find a charity to enhance his image, but Marty soon realizes he may have to dig deeper than expected in order to keep the actor as a client. Meanwhile, Jeannie finds time to spend with Roscoe; and Tessa grills Monica about their status.

star 7.88
438 votes
Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments

#21 - Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 1

Marty and The Pod consult for a mega-bank that wants to justify their year-end bonuses as the financial world around them burns. Back at home, Marty gets some unwanted advice on how to raise his son.

star 7.88
847 votes
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Middlegame

#22 - Middlegame

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 6

At the DollaHyde sneaker launch party, Marty is tested by Dre and considers a double cross. Meanwhile, Jeannie learns that Lukas is suspicious of their plan; and Doug makes a fatal mistake.

star 7.87
538 votes
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12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

#23 - 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 13

Jack plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with Gaines that results in a final confrontation. CTU arrives on the scene and flies Jack and his family to safety. Palmer plans to talk to the D.A. about Ferragamo's murder, but a threat from Carl changes his mind. Nina discovers that a second assassin has arrived in LA, which means that Palmer's life is still in danger.

star 7.87
739 votes
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Pilot

#24 - Pilot

The Unusuals Season 1 - Episode 1

Det. Casey Shraeger meets the other zany but secretive detectives which make up the homicide squad in which she was just transferred to. Her partner will be Det. Jason Welsh, who is already working on a case of who killed his former partner.

star 7.85
65 votes
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8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

#25 - 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 9

Jack tries to explain his situation to Secret Service, but they are unwilling to release him. He manages to escape and hides out with a hostage while contacting CTU. Nina and Tony turn up the pressure on Jamey and finally learn about Gaines, but tragedy strikes before they can act. Teri sacrifices herself to save Kim from a brutal experience.

star 7.85
797 votes
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Aunt Ginger

#26 - Aunt Ginger

Shameless (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

Fiona turns her attentions to Tony, a cop who has had a crush on her since childhood, but Steve isn't willing to give up without a fight; Ian is targeted by the brothers of a girl he spurned; the whole family searches for elderly Aunt Ginger, who owns their house.

star 7.84
2752 votes
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Soldiers

#27 - Soldiers

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 5

Marty and Jeannie launch a duplicitous plan to remove Lukas from DollaHyde; Dre and Marty bond on a personal level; Clyde woos a big client; Doug deals with his feelings about having a baby with Sarah.

star 7.83
542 votes
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2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.

#28 - 2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 3

Jack learns the identity of the agent who may be working against him. He acquires Jamie's help to get evidence. Palmer finally learns of the damning story about to hit the press, involving his son and a possible murder several years ago. Kim and Janet manage to escape their captors. Kim is able to get a message to Teri, but an accident results in her recapture. Tony calls for outside help when he decides that Jack should be relieved of his command.

star 7.81
951 votes
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The Runner Stumbles

#29 - The Runner Stumbles

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 7

Marty faces a moral dilemma when he discovers evidence of a banking client's role in a cover-up scheme. Jeannie attempts damage control with the Pod when an ex-boyfriend posts something shocking on the web.

star 7.81
410 votes
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Our Descent Into Los Angeles

#30 - Our Descent Into Los Angeles

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 6

Marty goes to war with his son's school when Roscoe is accused of sexual harassment for trying to kiss a boy. On the home front, Marty's personal life is further complicated when April, a stripper he met in New York, suddenly reappears. Meanwhile, Jeannie starts to get cold feet at the prospect of her upcoming wedding.

star 7.80
472 votes
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1:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

#31 - 1:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 2

Jack's plans to find Kim are sidetracked when he gets a call from Walsh, who is being stalked by assassins connected with the Palmer hit. Jack comes to Walsh's rescue and Walsh gives him a key card containing valuable information. Palmer learns of the possible threat against his life, but slips away from his security in order to learn more about a damaging story that is about to hit the press. Dan and Rick start to become violent when Kim refuses to make a phone call for them. Mandy meets with the man behind the Palmer hit, but her partner holds things up when she demands more money for the ID.

star 7.80
1110 votes
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Abra Cadaver

#32 - Abra Cadaver

Tales from the Crypt Season 3 - Episode 4

A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother who's cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

star 7.80
91 votes
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8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

#33 - 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 21

Palmer is relieved when it seems that he has dominated in the California polls in spite of his crisis. Jack becomes locked in a stalemate with the Drazens. They manage to turn the tables and take Jack as a hostage as they escape. Kim is finally released from jail, but her freedom is all too brief when she is again abducted by terrorists.

star 7.80
655 votes
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Mini-Mogul

#34 - Mini-Mogul

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 4

With Jeremiah out of town, Marty is forced to bring his son Roscoe to his next job in San Francisco; hoping for some quality time with his dad, Roscoe ends up spending it all with the Pod when Marty is forced to babysit Alex Katsnelson, the teenage CEO of a security software company. Meanwhile, Jeannie reacts to her recent engagement by having a tryst with Kurt, a tortured musician she randomly meets in a coffee house.

star 7.80
548 votes
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Liability

#35 - Liability

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 9

Doug and Clyde give depositions in a wrongful-death suit filed against a telecommunications conglomerate, while a casino mogul impedes Marty's efforts to close a deal. Later, Monica unravels when Roscoe moves out.

star 7.79
483 votes
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3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

#36 - 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 16

Keith takes matters into his own hands when he arranges a secret meeting with Carl. Elizabeth realizes who Alexis really is and immediately comes forward. Jack and Mason question her and then convince her to aid in his capture. The safe house is attacked, but Teri and Kim manage to escape. They are then separated by an unforeseen accident.

star 7.78
710 votes
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Man-date

#37 - Man-date

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 3

Marty and Clyde attempt to woo the business of new Las Vegas casino king, Michael Carlson, a maverick self-made millionaire who notoriously hates consultants. Meanwhile, Jeannie tries to assess how big a threat Tamara is by suggesting the two of them enjoy a spa day together. Monica makes an unlikely connection with her personal vegan chef, Tessa.

star 7.78
448 votes
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Power(less)

#38 - Power(less)

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 2

Marty has a confusing meeting with Roscoe's new crush; Jeannie makes some power moves to win an account with the Department of Defense; Sarah tells Doug that she wants them to have a baby; Clyde witnesses Monica push a junior analyst a bit too far.

star 7.78
557 votes
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Amsterdam

#39 - Amsterdam

House of Lies Season 1 - Episode 2

Marty and The Pod are sent to Phoenix to clean up a mess at a very powerful sports franchise caused by the impending divorce of its high-powered owners. Jeannie takes a dinner meeting with Derek, an old flame, but is deflated when she finds out his real intentions toward her. On the home front, Marty continues his personal war with Principal Gita over Roscoe's cross-dressing.

star 7.77
632 votes
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Family Values

#40 - Family Values

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 6

Marty's plan to spend time with Roscoe conflicts with an executive retreat, while Doug sees his fellow Pod members in a different light after introducing them to his new girlfriend. Later, Tamara offers an intriguing revelation about her personal life, piquing Marty's interest.

star 7.77
442 votes
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

#41 - 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 17

Teri is struck with amnesia and must turn to an old friend for help. Kim goes to Rick's house in hopes of finding a lead. Jack sets Elizabeth up for a sting against Alexis, but she pulls a fast one at the last second.

star 7.77
682 votes
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12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

#42 - 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

24 Season 1 - Episode 1

It is California Presidential Primary Day in Los Angeles and the longest day of Federal Agent Jack Bauer's life is about to begin. Jack has just patched his family back together after a trying separation. Midnight finds Jack playing chess with his teenage daughter Kim. As she goes to bed, Jack gets a call from Nina Myers, his coworker at the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, telling him to come in for an emergency meeting. Jack has no choice but to report in, but he and his wife Teri learn that Kim has snuck out before he leaves. Kim and her friend Janet York drive to an empty furniture store where they party with a couple of college guys whom they recently met. Kim enjoys herself at first, but starts to become suspicious of the two men when they won't take her home. At CTU, Jack learns that an assassination attempt is being planned against Senator David Palmer; the first African-American presidential candidate with a serious shot at the White House. Jack's boss and friend, Richard Walsh, warns him that people in their own agency may be working with those who plan to kill Palmer. Senator David Palmer is making his plans for Primary Day when he receives a strange phone call that puts him in a bad mood. Jack shows how far he's willing to go to do his job when he blackmails District Director George Mason in the hopes of learning information about the Palmer hit. Teri receives a call from Janet's father, Alan York, and the two decide to go out looking for the girls. A European photographer makes pleasant conversation with a beautiful woman on a plane bound for LA. The two end up in a lustful encounter, but more sinister plans come to light that involve a stolen wallet and the destruction of the airplane.

star 7.76
1470 votes
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Gilted Lily

#43 - Gilted Lily

In Plain Sight Season 2 - Episode 1

A dead witness causes Mary to take leave of her administrative duties to solve a "Ten Little Indians" story, until her plan gets changed by her own brand of Post-Traumatic Stress disorder.

star 7.73
66 votes
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12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M.

#44 - 12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M.

24: Legacy Season 1 - Episode 1

When an attempt on U.S. Army Sergeant Eric Carter's life is made after his return home from a mission to kill terrorist leader Bin Khalid, he discovers that he and his fellow Rangers' identities have been compromised. Carter enlists the help of former National Director of CTU, Rebecca Ingram, who quarterbacked the raid that killed Khalid and is one of the few who knew the Rangers' identities. Together they work to uncover a sophisticated terrorist network in a race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil.

star 7.73
3451 votes
Wreckage

#45 - Wreckage

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 1

Marty has started his own firm and the pod is disbanded. Jeannie is now in charge of her own pod at Galweather-Stearn and Clyde is working for Monica at the competition. With everything turned upside down, it’s anyone’s game and anyone’s guess as to who will come out on top.

star 7.71
592 votes
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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Planet

#46 - When Dinosaurs Ruled the Planet

House of Lies Season 2 - Episode 2

In Las Vegas to help reinvigorate an aging casino, Marty meets the firm's newest consultant, a woman who was his biggest rival in business school. Meanwhile, Clyde is seduced by the Vegas nightlife; and Jeannie discovers a passive-aggressive adversary in Galweather Stearn's interim CEO.

star 7.68
476 votes
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Zhang

#47 - Zhang

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 9

Marty and the Pod accompany Lukas on a tour through his old neighborhood; Monica seeks help from Kaan and Associates on a new food product; Lex embarrasses Roscoe.

star 7.63
512 votes
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Beauty Rest

#48 - Beauty Rest

Tales from the Crypt Season 4 - Episode 5

An obsessed wannabe model grows bloody red with envy when her roommate lands a part she thought she was going to get. She forces her roommate to overdose and steps in to take her place. She becomes the next victim of another jealous model and kills her rival. Now there's no one standing in her way and she is crowned, but she soon discovers something shocking about the talent show.

star 7.45
69 votes
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