The BEST episodes directed by Tanya Hamilton

Masters of War
787 votes

#1 - Masters of War

Godfather of Harlem - Season 1 - Episode 7

Striking back at the Italians, Bumpy exploits Chin's dark past. Mayme and Elise put aside their differences and Bumpy sees his wife and children reunited before his war explodes.

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Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings
234 votes

#2 - Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings

The Chi - Season 2 - Episode 9

Brandon and Emmett hatch a plan. Emmett starts his new job. Ronnie deals with the consequences of his actions. Kevin gets into hot water with his mom. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make an exciting discovery.

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Pieces of a Man
191 votes

#3 - Pieces of a Man

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty - Season 1 - Episode 5

While the Lakers prepare for their season opener, Kareem experiences a crisis of faith, and Buss clashes with those closest to him.

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Il Canto de Malavita
839 votes

#4 - Il Canto de Malavita

Godfather of Harlem - Season 1 - Episode 6

Elijah Muhammed tours Malcolm X's mosque where he meets Elise and asks her to spy on Malcolm. Chin finds out Teddy is alive, leaving Ernie Nunzi to correct his mistake. Esther James sues Adam Clayton Powell Jr. for slander.

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412 votes

#5 - Wallets

The Chi - Season 1 - Episode 8

Brandon branches out on his own, while Emmett searches for his son after Tiffany takes him away. Ronnie seeks redemption at a mosque where he meets Rafiq. Kevin tries to stop his best friend from going down a dark path.

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The Green Dacha
310 votes

#6 - The Green Dacha

Berlin Station - Season 3 - Episode 8

Daniel and Hector find themselves needing to escape a tricky situation to meet Frost for an exfil. Torres fights to maintain his cover and give his allies a leading edge.

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The More You Make
674 votes

#7 - The More You Make

Snowfall (2017) - Season 3 - Episode 2

Faced with mounting problems on the street, Franklin pivots his business model. Andre investigates a murder connected to Franklin's family. Teddy uses Gustavo to help broker a new deal in Mexico, then receives a surprise visitor upon returning home.

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Nobody Has to Get Hurt
579 votes

#8 - Nobody Has to Get Hurt

The Deuce - Season 2 - Episode 8

Rudy and Matty the Horse buy Lori away from C.C., who has a back-end agenda. Abby, Dave and Loretta warn Ashley about the dangers of her aggressive activism. Goldman shares his plans for cleaning up the Deuce with Alston. Larry Brown is reunited with a girl from his past. Vincent turns to his father for relationship advice. Candy puts the finishing touches on Red Hot in advance of its premiere.

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Memento Mori
182 votes

#9 - Memento Mori

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty - Season 1 - Episode 6

Assistant coach Paul Westhead adds to the Lakers' growing list of problems when he finds himself dealing with a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Increasingly courted by corporate sponsors, Earvin consults a newfound financial advisor.

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Quaking Grass
498 votes

#10 - Quaking Grass

The Chi - Season 1 - Episode 4

Brandon seeks refuge after Jerrika kicks him out. A physically and mentally ailing Ronnie runs into Rafiq. Meanwhile, Quentin takes a valued item from Trice while Kevin's quest ends with Brandon making a bad deal with Reg.

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The Eye Fears When It Is Done to See
313 votes

#11 - The Eye Fears When It Is Done to See

Berlin Station - Season 3 - Episode 7

B.B. and Valerie attempt to amass support for an intervention. April’s assets face deportation. A dangerous figure invites Hector and Torres into dangerous territory.

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The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You
2289 votes

#12 - The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You

The Vampire Diaries - Season 8 - Episode 7

Faced with the fallout from his interaction with Cade, Stefan is determined to have one thing go right – Christmas Eve with Caroline. However, when Damon and Sybil crash their Christmas Eve dinner, which had been joined by Alaric, Matt and Peter, things quickly take a dark and twisted turn. Meanwhile, in a series of flashbacks to Stefan’s past, Cade’s attempt to entice him with his mysterious agenda leaves Stefan faced with an unimaginable decision.

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End of War
309 votes

#13 - End of War

Berlin Station - Season 3 - Episode 9

A powerful figure’s fall from grace makes way for his ruthless successor to take the reins Estonia, where a cyberattack has blacked out the entire country in advance of the ground invasion. In turn, all of Berlin Station must try to take him down.

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That What Follows
412 votes

#14 - That What Follows

Seven Seconds - Season 1 - Episode 4

Latrice attempts to conjure a memory. KJ visits her father. Fish plays hardball with a witness. Pete contemplates the cost of his morals.

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The Book of Revelations
1374 votes

#15 - The Book of Revelations

Black Lightning - Season 1 - Episode 8

Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightning’s name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.

Episode Five
508 votes

#16 - Episode Five

American Crime - Season 3 - Episode 5

Consequences of forced labor continue to roil, as Shae contemplates having another abortion while Dustin introduces her to the world of online sex work. Jeanette makes a decision that results in a disheartening situation, as she struggles to accept the value of her self-worth. Meanwhile, Kimara tries to help another troubled girl while Nicholas and Clair’s troubles worsen, and Gabriella experiences an unsettling incident that makes her realize her new life isn’t exactly what she hoped it would be.

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Normal Is a Lie
497 votes

#17 - Normal Is a Lie

The Deuce - Season 3 - Episode 3

Abby befriends a graffiti artist named Pilar and takes a surprising trip downtown. Candy sets a firm line with Hank when it comes to money. As Todd’s health worsens, he reexamines his priorities and asks for Paul’s support. Melissa is forced to face her past. Alston explores different strategies for getting a shady SRO owner to sell. Bobby pays Joey a visit on Wall Street as Joey’s latest money-making scheme grows bigger. Tensions rise between Frankie and Rudy as a buyer complains about Frankie’s product.

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Trust Issues
284 votes

#18 - Trust Issues

Big Sky (2020) - Season 2 - Episode 9

Reeling from the emotional news of Joseph’s death, Jenny and Cassie desperately search for answers. After Bridger and Madison receive a threatening call from Ren, Max and Rachel take matters into their own hands, frantically deciding to confide in Jenny about the drugs and money. Elsewhere, Dietrich becomes hellbent on revenge following his discovery of Travis’ betrayal; and Wolf and Agatha attempt to protect Phoebe.

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Some Like It Not
187 votes

#19 - Some Like It Not

Famous in Love - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jordan and Tangey renew their relationship in secret; Rainer surprises everyone when he throws Paige a surprise birthday party, but things don't turn out as expected when Jake arrives late.

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Ports in the Storm
175 votes

#20 - Ports in the Storm

Scream: The TV Series - Season 3 - Episode 4

Following GhostFace’s latest, bloody game, the Deadfast Club fractures; when their tormenter puts them to another test, each member of the group is forced to choose who they trust the most.

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Devil's Night
186 votes

#21 - Devil's Night

Scream: The TV Series - Season 3 - Episode 2

With the Deadfast Club squarely in GhostFace’s crosshairs, the group decides to turn the tables and set a trap for their would-be killer only to be shocked by what it catches.

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