The Best Episodes Directed by Steve Buscemi

Finnegan's Wake

#1 - Finnegan's Wake

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 6 - Episode 21

Bayliss suffers from a recurring dream about the Adena Watson, his first homicide case and one that remains unsolved. An elderly man comes to the Homicide unit to confess to Bayliss that his father had committed a murder 66 years ago. Falsone is assigned to the case, only the case file is missing and found to be in the possession of retired homicide detective, Thomas Finnegan. Gee allows Finnegan's request to participate in the reopened investigation. Questioning the elderly man leads to the recovery of the gun that might close the case. Falsone, Finnegan, Lewis and Kellerman celebrate their potential victory as Bayliss recontemplates the Watson case.

star 8.30
83 votes
Pine Barrens

#2 - Pine Barrens

The Sopranos Season 3 - Episode 11

While on a collection errand, Paulie and Christopher find themselves thrust into a deadly chase with a Russian in the frigid woods of South Jersey. Tony is caught between business, family obligations and Gloria's temper when he must deal with the crisis. Meadow's relationship with Jackie takes a bad turn when she discovers him with another girl.

star 8.17
2386 votes
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House for Sale

#3 - House for Sale

Portlandia Season 5 - Episode 8

Fred and Carrie’s landlord moves into their house. Kath and Dave look to buy a new home for their next renovation project.

star 8.10
174 votes
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Cuts Like a Knife

#4 - Cuts Like a Knife

Oz Season 4 - Episode 12

Despised by both the Latinos and the gangsters, Alvarez snaps and kills another Latino inmate. He's then returned to solitary. McManus continues to argue the problems of the drug experiment. Cyril sudden physical aging scares Ryan. Inmate Wick, one of the bikers who's taken the drug dies suddenly while talking to Hoyt. After officially joining the Muslims, Tidd attempts to kill Said, but decides not to after his conscious gets to him. Still out of control and unpredictable, White stabs McManus in an effort to gain the respect of the other inmates. Johhny Basil gets visited by his former partner who's still angry at him. Supreme Allah returns to Oz and immediately draws Redding's ire. Redding then tells Hill that Allah tipped the cops off, causing Hill's arrest. Hill then confronts Allah about this and Allah beats Hill. Father Ray and Rev. Cloutier finally meet. Schillinger finds out about Hank's death and immediately swears revenge. Keller tells Schillinger that he had Hank killed so Vern won't go after Beecher's family. Keller then gets transferred out of Oz to stand trial in Massachusetts.

star 7.82
451 votes
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Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

#5 - Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

The Sopranos Season 6 - Episode 5

Johnny Sack asks for permission to get out of jail for his daughters wedding; Tony's on the look out for personal protection.

star 7.74
1857 votes
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Game On

#6 - Game On

Nurse Jackie Season 3 - Episode 1

Jackie's marriage and her relationship with O'Hara after the intervention is strained. Nearby hospitals have closed down, straining the staff and resources. Zoey publicly confesses her affair with Lenny.

star 7.67
1065 votes
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Leap Day

#7 - Leap Day

30 Rock Season 6 - Episode 9

Jack learns to appreciate Leap Day while Tracy takes the writers to a restaurant to spend an almost-expired gift card. Liz helps Jenna seduce a billionaire online.

star 7.60
1660 votes
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Everybody Hurts

#8 - Everybody Hurts

The Sopranos Season 4 - Episode 6

Tony is flooded with guilt when he hears bad news about an old flame. He begins going out of his way to show his kindness to those closest to him. Artie falls for a scam and turns to Tony for help, while Christopher spirals further into his drug addiction and Carmela sets Furio up on a blind date.

star 7.59
2158 votes
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Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!

#9 - Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 - Episode 8

On Fake Christmas, Kimmy and Dong take a trip to the Poconos, and a Jewish family claims that Jacqueline's prized Mondrian is rightfully theirs.

star 7.58
914 votes
Retreat to Move Forward

#10 - Retreat to Move Forward

30 Rock Season 3 - Episode 9

Nervous about the corporate retreat, Jack recruits Liz to accompany him for support. Jenna decides to take up method acting to prepare for her Janis Joplin role. Kenneth must convince Tracy that diabetes is affected by his diet.

star 7.57
1753 votes
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#11 - Pupil

Nurse Jackie Season 1 - Episode 8

Jackie discovers that a new temp nurse is abusing drugs, but when she confronts him, he calls her on hypocrisy; Mrs. Akalitus still has the foundling infant left at the hospital; Coop reveals to Eddie that Jackie has a child.

star 7.56
875 votes
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Enough Rope

#12 - Enough Rope

Nurse Jackie Season 3 - Episode 2

Eddie tells Jackie that he now considers Kevin a real friend and can no longer lie to him. Jackie is remorseful when she learns that O'Hara is looking for a new employer. Akalitus announces that All Saints may get a visit from the First Lady.

star 7.54
934 votes
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U.S. Male

#13 - U.S. Male

Oz Season 3 - Episode 5

After getting pummeled by Khan in a boxing match, Kenny discovers his wife's infidelity and arranges a contract. Miguel prepares to meet his victim face to face. McManus' lawsuit starts taking it's toll as he wrestles with settling or going to court. New inmate Kosygin is mysterious at best and Stanislofsky keeps a safe distance. Busmalis gets a surprise in the mail. Hughes presses Glynn for more information about past deeds. Beecher and Andrew form an alliance that angers Schillinger and Poet and Junior get a hot reception.

star 7.54
546 votes
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#14 - Magic

Love Season 1 - Episode 7

Gus sets out to dazzle Mickey on their first real date, but the night doesn't go quite as he planned.

star 7.52
736 votes
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Steak Knife

#15 - Steak Knife

Nurse Jackie Season 1 - Episode 7

A man is admitted with a steak knife sticking out of his chest. Eddie gives Jackie a Cartier bracelet for their one-year anniversary, but she rejects the gift. A baby is left in the nurses’ station and Akalitus takes the infant to her office.

star 7.38
912 votes
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In Camelot

#16 - In Camelot

The Sopranos Season 5 - Episode 7

Tony pays a visit to his father's gravesite and meets a woman who claims to be his father's mistress. Tony forges a relationship with her as he learns more about his past. Christopher takes a friend from rehab to the executive poker game, but he soon goes from sponsor to strong-arm man when his friend can't pay his debts.

star 7.37
1929 votes
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#17 - Daffodil

Nurse Jackie Season 1 - Episode 5

Jackie breaks several rules and regulations to help a 10-year-old girl caring for her lupus-stricken mother; Mrs. Akalitus accidentally tasers herself; O'Hara treats Zoey to a meal at a four-star restaurant.

star 7.24
887 votes
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First Date

#18 - First Date

Miracle Workers (2019) Season 2 - Episode 8

Al and Prince Chauncley attend an astronomy lecture and Eddie meets a new neighbor.

star 7.17
254 votes
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School Nurse

#19 - School Nurse

Nurse Jackie Season 1 - Episode 4

Jackie and Kevin consider enrolling Grace in private school; the stoic Dr. O'Hara must endure the emotional thanks of a boy whose twin brother she saved; Zoey loses a patient for the first time.

star 7.04
1103 votes
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