The BEST episodes directed by Tasha Smith

The King of Detroit
204 votes

#1 - The King of Detroit

BMF - Season 1 - Episode 8

In an effort to expand into new territory, Meech discovers a disturbing alliance then hatches a plan to eliminate the threat. Terry is forced to make a life-altering decision.

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Athena Begins
1000 votes

#2 - Athena Begins

9-1-1 - Season 3 - Episode 7

When a murder weapon from a case close to Athena in the early ‘90s resurfaces, flashbacks to 1989 show how Athena joined the LAPD and became the police officer she is today.

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First Responders
596 votes

#3 - First Responders

9-1-1 - Season 4 - Episode 11

The members of the 118 rush to the site of a hit-and-run that leaves a familiar face in critical condition. With Buck's help, Athena investigates the case of a missing woman last seen in a casino and Josh recalls an emergency in 2006 that led him to become a 9-1-1 operator.

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My Mother, Myself
38 votes

#4 - My Mother, Myself

Our Kind of People - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Angela tries to land a spot for Eve's Crown in the Franklin incubator program, she uncovers a devastating secret about her mother. Meanwhile, Leah attempts to unseat Teddy as the head of Franklin, Raymond is determined to get his company back and Chaos erupts for the Duponts at the Black Diamond Ball.

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128 votes

#5 - Toxic

Star - Season 3 - Episode 12

With ASA nominations approaching, Alex and Gigi's rivalry heats up into a sing off, while both of their family dramas come to a head. Star struggles with being away from Davis, as Noah battles his old vice. Miss Bruce, Simone and Cotton make a startling discovery that could help Star get out of jail. Meanwhile, Cassie and Maurice team up for a take-down.

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PA to LA
312 votes

#6 - PA to LA

Bel-Air - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Will's friend Tray visits, his loyalty to Philly is put to the test; the Banks family supports Hilary by hosting an influencer event.

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229 votes


BMF - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tensions rise between The 50 Boyz and their rivals, which creates repercussions; Lamar plants misinformation so he can actively step towards the throne.

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See It... Touch It... Obtain It
297 votes

#8 - See It... Touch It... Obtain It

BMF - Season 1 - Episode 1

Meech avoids a street war by moving his crew "The 50 Boyz" to a new location. He and his brother Terry cook up a more potent batch of drugs that creates enough demand to help their family overcome the economic crisis.

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Square One
107 votes

#9 - Square One

Star - Season 3 - Episode 16

To campaign for the ASA Awards, Gravity throws an Easter brunch showcasing their artists, but as the awards draw nearer, the future of Take 3 and their solo careers are on the line. As the label faces possible bankruptcy, Carlotta must rally the troops to woo Empire executive, Giselle, in hopes she will invest. Star struggles to juggle Davis and her career, and clashes with Noah’s mom, Dianne. Meanwhile, Alex plans for her future and Simone doubles down on her activism, which puts Angel in danger.

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The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis
504 votes

#10 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis

Black Lightning - Season 3 - Episode 9

With the coming of the red skies, Jennifer finds herself torn between worlds.

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197 votes

#11 - Legacy

P-Valley - Season 1 - Episode 6

All throughout the Pynk, surprising new bonds are formed as everyone fights to secure their bag and their future. Andre faces pushback on his deal with the warring Kyle brothers.

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You Have to Play Along
389 votes

#12 - You Have to Play Along

Big Sky (2020) - Season 2 - Episode 3

After officially teaming up, Jenny and Cassie sit down with Tubb who reveals that this one goes far beyond their jurisdiction. Realizing Travis may be a man on the inside, Jenny reaches out for intel and learns the cartel is involved. With Tonya still missing and fearing the worst, Cassie and Jenny kick their search into high gear. Meanwhile, the kids’ plan continues to fall apart, with secrets and scheming threatening to land them in hot water.

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58 votes

#13 - Reparations

Our Kind of People - Season 1 - Episode 1

A strong-willed, single mom sets out to reclaim her family's name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother's past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. Single mother Angela Vaughn arrives in the Martha's Vineyard enclave with her teenage daughter and aunt and immediately is thrown into a world of wealth and glamour, as well as the crosshairs of the powerful Franklin and Dupont families

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