The BEST episodes directed by Timothy Van Patten

Fighting the Good Fight
star
9.79
34 votes

#1 - Fighting the Good Fight

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 24

Two boys stay with their uncle since their mother is in jail. The eleven year old is picked on by his brother and other older kids. He takes up boxing to defend himself.

Black Like Monica
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8.71
7 votes

#2 - Black Like Monica

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 23

Monica is assigned to a town troubled by racial violence – and changed into a black mortal woman.

Second Chances
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8.63
86 votes

#3 - Second Chances

Ed - Season 3 - Episode 20

Frankie becomes upset when she learns that Ed has not been entirely forthcoming about his past with Carol; when the gang helps him save his former restaurant from going bankrupt, Eli sadly reflects how his life has changed since his accident; Carol dates the handsome new teacher in town, and finally realizes that it's Ed that she wants; to Nancy's delight, Mike picks up some slick moves from a video about becoming a better lover, but he's not so sure he's ready for the increased responsibilies his new-found skills have brought him; Frankie and Carol each make a romantic gesture to win Ed's heart.

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Family Business
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8.60
5 votes

#4 - Family Business

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 17

Ben owns a car dealership which is run by his family, except for Buddy. Ben tries to control all aspects of the family, but Buddy wanted to be his own individual. After five years, Buddy returns. His father must learns to accept Buddy’s choices.

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Monica's Bad Day
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8.50
8 votes

#5 - Monica's Bad Day

Touched by an Angel - Season 6 - Episode 23

While learning to parallel park, Monica bumps into a man who walks in front of the car. While not hurt, he is rude to her. Monica is upset and it seems to affect her whole day regardless of how she tries to make it up to him.

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Into the Fire
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8.40
5 votes

#6 - Into the Fire

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 20

After a woman is fired for hollering at a telemarketing customer on the telephone, Monica temporarily joins a cult with her. Tess gives a required assignment to Monica about exposing the cult’s leader as a sinister fraud before his followers self-destruct as their final fate.

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Only Connect
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8.38
8 votes

#7 - Only Connect

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 4

A young boy on a baseball team befriends Ferdie, who helps out on the team. Ferdie is autistic, and none of the other players seem to accept him. Cameron’s father is the coach who has problems at home. Ferdie must help mend the family.

On Edge
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8.33
3 votes

#8 - On Edge

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 15

A con-artist father involves his daughter in his crimes. She wants to be a figure skater and put down roots in the town they’ve just arrived in to skate. When the father gets caught, his daughter confesses.

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Living the Rest of My Life
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8.29
7 votes

#9 - Living the Rest of My Life

Touched by an Angel - Season 6 - Episode 21

A grown man is too attached to his mother to let her live her own life and have her own money. Monica and Tess comes to see Abby for a clothing donation and gets her to visit the senior home. Abby moves there, and her son tries to get her to come back home.

Margate Sands
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8.27
2754 votes

#10 - Margate Sands

Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 - Episode 12

A gang war erupts in Atlantic City, with Gyp and nine men of his own and 40 of Joe Masseria's against Nucky, Eli, Capone's Chicago crew, and Chalky's men. Gyp's holed up at Gillian's; Nucky at a lumber yard. It's a war of attrition, with Nucky having to keep Capone and Chalky's men from killing each other while he negotiates with Rothstein by phone. Rothstein runs his own game with Luciano, Lansky, and heroin, Margaret calls on an older couple, and Richard is out there somewhere focused on protecting Tommy.

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Changes
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8.27
89 votes

#11 - Changes

Ed - Season 2 - Episode 2

When a client changes his name and his image, Ed decides to follow his lead; Molly tries to catch the eye of a bowling alley equipment salesman; Mike takes drastic measures to find ""the last straw"" which will end the impasse with Dr. Jerome.

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An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux
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8.27
709 votes

#12 - An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux

Sex and the City - Season 6 - Episode 20

After Petrovsky leaves Carrie behind for a second time in Paris, she begins to wonder if she's doomed to follow in Juliet's footsteps. Back in New York, Samantha's chemo treatments are killing her sex drive, and she tries to push Smith away in an attempt to cope with it. Hoping to adopt a baby, Charlotte and Harry host an expectant couple from North Carolina, with the intent of acquiring their unborn child.

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Sentencing
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8.23
3511 votes

#13 - Sentencing

The Wire - Season 1 - Episode 13

Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crack the case.

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Hang the DJ
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8.21
5891 votes

#14 - Hang the DJ

Black Mirror - Season 4 - Episode 4

Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.

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To the Lost
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8.17
3183 votes

#15 - To the Lost

Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 - Episode 12

Esther Randolph's case is weakened by the sudden death of one witness and the sudden marriage of another. Jimmy turns away from the influence of others, including his mother. Nucky, acting the family man to Margaret, faces a difficult, bottom-line business decision.

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Eldorado
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8.16
1605 votes

#16 - Eldorado

Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 8

Nucky plans to relocate to Manhattan. Margaret impresses Nucky and a grain company stockholder.

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Nothing Personal
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8.11
134 votes

#17 - Nothing Personal

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 3 - Episode 18

Crosetti's caseload is distributed among the detectives and Howard's 100% clearance rate may be in jeopardy when she gets his most difficult unsolved case; this is further complicated when Beau misplaces some new evidence. Gee meets one of Megan's friends at lunch and is convinced she isn't interested in him because he is too black. The guys close on the bar but wind up penniless when they must pay extra fees that they weren't aware of. Beau looks to Megan for comfort when he can't recover the evidence and it looks as though Beth and kids are never coming back.

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The Amazing Larry Dunn
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8.10
10 votes

#18 - The Amazing Larry Dunn

Keen Eddie - Season 1 - Episode 6

Eddie and Pippin get help from a guy with a photographic memory, who used to be famous with his own t.v. show, until a little girl knew a quote that he froze on. He now works as a delivery boy and once again, for the second time in his life, gets the memory lapse and forgets what he did with the package, and gets the help of Eddie and Pippin for protection when the owners of the package threaten him. Meanwhile, the neighbor catches Fiona trying to tap into his dish so she could watch t.v. and not have to pay for it, when the old man catches her and threatens her that if she doesn't do all of his laundry, he will call the company and get her in trouble. Larry remembers where he put the package, and it turned out to be a book for a safe that was going to be used for a jewel heist. He wants fame again, so he memorizes the book, so the thieves have no other choice but to kidnap him, so they know how to bypass the safe.

Long Term Parking
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8.10
2153 votes

#19 - Long Term Parking

The Sopranos - Season 5 - Episode 12

The FBI finds new evidence that they use as leverage against Adriana. Adriana relents and tries to persuade Christopher to go into witness protection with her. Tony and Carmela meet over lunch and work toward a reconciliation, which includes a new real estate project for Carmela. Johnny Sack delivers a stern ultimatum to Tony, who is hesitant to give up his cousin.

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Passover
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8.10
2145 votes

#20 - Passover

Rome - Season 2 - Episode 1

Things pick up shortly after Caesar's murder. Octavian wants to keep his family from fleeing the city so he devises a plan. News of this makes Antony happy so he tells Brutus. Vorenus mourns Niobe's death but casts aspersions upon his children.

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A Return to Normalcy
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8.10
4001 votes

#21 - A Return to Normalcy

Boardwalk Empire - Season 1 - Episode 12

Nucky faces Election Day in Atlantic City and pulls out all the stops to keep power in Republican hands. Torrio brokers a discussion between Nucky and Rothstein to resolve their growing gang war, as well as Rothstein's looming federal indictment over the World Series. Both Jimmy and Eli voice their growing resentment towards Nucky, and find they have an ally in the Commodore. Van Alden seeks a sign on whether or not to leave Atlantic City, but receives unexpected news from Lucy. Margaret weighs new information about Nucky's first marriage and her uncertain future to make a final decision on her role in his life.

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Fear Not!
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8.09
34 votes

#22 - Fear Not!

Touched by an Angel - Season 1 - Episode 9

Monica must help Joey, who has a mental condition, deal with the fact that his friend Serena is dying from a heart condition. Serena was to be the angel at the town’s Christmas pageant.

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Gimcrack & Bunkum
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8.08
3426 votes

#23 - Gimcrack & Bunkum

Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 - Episode 5

After a dispute with his enemies, Nucky brings in a surprise guest speaker at a Memorial Day dedication for war veterans. Running out of options, Eli questions his allegiances, but it ends up sending him deeper into the hole. Nucky hires a new lawyer. Jimmy is taught a lesson by one of the Commodore's men that he won't soon forget. Richard decides to go hunting in the forest.

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Random Acts
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8.07
14 votes

#24 - Random Acts

Touched by an Angel - Season 3 - Episode 3

Monica becomes an assistant teacher to help Mike, a teacher of 20 years who is questioning his career. Two hoodlums, one a former student, kidnap the teacher so they can steal his boat.

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Neighbors
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8.07
87 votes

#25 - Neighbors

Ed - Season 3 - Episode 10

When a new lawyer arrives in Stuckeyville and encourages neighbors to sue each other, Ed hatches a scheme worthy of Phil to get Stuckeyvillans back together again; Carol urges Molly to become a candidate for Stuckeyville High principal, now that Dennis is teaching in Minneapolis; Mike prepares to take over Ed's crown as the Stuckeyville Recliner Rally champion; inspired by Mark's upcoming surgery, Phil connives with Eli to become the ""Jared"" of a local sandwich shop.

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Farewell Daddy Blues
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8.06
2045 votes

#26 - Farewell Daddy Blues

Boardwalk Empire - Season 4 - Episode 12

Eli braces for the worst as Agent Knox launches his plan to bring Nucky down. Capone and Torrio reach an agreement in Cicero. Chalky looks to settle scores. Richard steps forward to save Tommy, at Gillian's expense.

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A Case of Do or Die
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8.05
135 votes

#27 - A Case of Do or Die

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 7 - Episode 14

Ballard and Bayliss are called to the scene of the mysterious death of a woman, whose body is found at the bottom of a forty-foot cliff. This victim was to be married the following morning. The two detectives work to determine whether the death was accidental or intentional (via murder or suicide). Meanwhile Sheppard and MGee begin investigating the death of a movie patron, whose body was discovered after the show ended and the theater cleared out. MGee mentions to Sheppard that his sister is about to have a baby, which means Gee is about to become a grandfather. Their investigation reveals that the movie patron was regularly loud and obnoxious and thus bad for business. When an overdose of a sedative is found in his bloodstream, the detectives question the theater owner, who was currently in litigation with the victim. Unfortunately for Ballard and Bayliss, their case remains unsolved.

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A Delicate Balance
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8.00
12 votes

#28 - A Delicate Balance

Touched by an Angel - Season 3 - Episode 28

A mother spends all her time focusing on her daughter’s gymnastics career and does not notice her son feels neglected.

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Til Death Do Us Part
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8.00
10 votes

#29 - Til Death Do Us Part

Touched by an Angel - Season 6 - Episode 5

Molly plans a surprise party for her husband when she learns she may have cancer. Andrew is a worker on their farm and tells Molly to tell her husband. Andrew learns he is not there for Molly as there is another tragedy about to happen.

Godspeed
star
8.00
6 votes

#30 - Godspeed

Touched by an Angel - Season 5 - Episode 26

The angels must help a woman astronaut find her faith after her mother’s death. She goes on a space mission and while working outside the shuttle, her tether cable becomes loose. She is unable to contact the team inside the shuttle.

The Kingsroad
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7.98
27864 votes

#31 - The Kingsroad

Game of Thrones - Season 1 - Episode 2

Having agreed to become the King’s Hand, Ned leaves Winterfell with daughters Sansa and Arya, while Catelyn stays behind in Winterfell. Jon Snow heads north to join the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch. Tyrion decides to forego the trip south with his family, instead joining Jon in the entourage heading to the Wall. Viserys bides his time in hopes of winning back the throne, while Daenerys focuses her attention on learning how to please her new husband, Drogo.

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Winter Is Coming
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7.98
32720 votes

#32 - Winter Is Coming

Game of Thrones - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell learns that his mentor, Jon Arryn, has died and that King Robert is on his way north to offer Ned Arryn’s position as the King’s Hand. Across the Narrow Sea in Pentos, Viserys Targaryen plans to wed his sister Daenerys to the nomadic Dothraki warrior leader, Khal Drogo to forge an alliance to take the throne.

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Part One
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7.97
6526 votes

#33 - Part One

The Pacific - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific, while budding journalist Robert Leckie enlists in the Marine Corps. Eugene Sledge, unable to enlist because of a heart murmur, says farewell to his best friend, Sidney Phillips, who is about to leave for boot camp. Exactly eight months after Pearl Harbor, the 1st Marine Division, including Leckie and Phillips, lands on Guadalcanal in order to secure its strategically vital airfield and prepare for the inevitable counterattack.

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Part Nine
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7.96
3638 votes

#34 - Part Nine

The Pacific - Season 1 - Episode 9

After battling across the island of Okinawa for more than a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an Army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island. The primordial conditions and the moral dilemma posed by the presence of civilians put tremendous strain on the physical and psychological endurance of Sledge and the other Marines.

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Dear God
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7.95
21 votes

#35 - Dear God

Touched by an Angel - Season 2 - Episode 19

A postal worker who is a Holocaust survivor answers letters that people mail to God. Max has lost his faith and uses the letters to try to connect again. Monica tries to help him find his way again as he tries to help a child whose father has died.

Stray Rounds
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7.92
2994 votes

#36 - Stray Rounds

The Wire - Season 2 - Episode 9

Bodie's effort to improve sales ends disastrously, forcing Bell to rethink his strategy.

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Tough Love
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7.91
44 votes

#37 - Tough Love

Touched by an Angel - Season 1 - Episode 3

A famous journalist’s daughter takes a hard line regarding her drinking problem – but her granddaughter may pay the price.

Back Burners
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7.91
2882 votes

#38 - Back Burners

The Wire - Season 3 - Episode 7

Herc discovers a blast from the past, which he belatedly reveals to his ex-colleagues.

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The Second Coming
star
7.90
1925 votes

#39 - The Second Coming

The Sopranos - Season 6 - Episode 19

Tony attempts to repair the rift between New Jersey and New York; A.J.'s depression struggle continues; a New York associate crosses the line with Meadow

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Resolution
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7.89
2757 votes

#40 - Resolution

Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 - Episode 1

Nucky makes a resolution; Margaret considers a hospital expansion; Gillian builds a new business; Van Alden stumbles onto a confrontation.

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Erlkönig
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7.89
2262 votes

#41 - Erlkönig

Boardwalk Empire - Season 4 - Episode 5

Nucky heads to Philadelphia to deal with the fallout from Willie’s liquor fiasco. Eddie Kessler is detained by Agent Knox, who uses physical and psychological tactics to elicit information about Nucky’s organization. A desperate Gillian turns to an unexpected source to score a fix, and is rebuffed in her attempt to reunite with Tommy. In Cicero, Van Alden is recruited by the Capones to pay an election-day visit to local factory workers opposed to the Capones’ candidate of choice.

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The Pony
star
7.89
2587 votes

#42 - The Pony

Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 - Episode 8

Gillian makes her peace with Jimmy's death. Van Alden attends a meeting with Capone and Torrio. Nucky makes an offer to Andrew Mellon. Margaret makes a stand on birth control. Nucky and Owen shop for a pony. Billie considers a future in film.

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Amour Fou
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7.89
2532 votes

#43 - Amour Fou

The Sopranos - Season 3 - Episode 12

Tony must lay down the law with a distraught Gloria when she threatens to expose their affair to his family. Jackie seeks some advice from Ralphie and decides to pull a daring heist to prove himself, but his plans go horribly wrong when blood is spilled. Carmela takes an emotional dive and suddenly becomes interested in real estate.

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Casualties Of War
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7.87
162 votes

#44 - Casualties Of War

Into the West - Season 1 - Episode 5

When gold is discovered in the Black Hills, the Lakota's most sacred land is threatened. The government wants mining rights, but Chief Sitting Bull refuses. He later has an ominous dream that gives hope to the Lakota. This vision becomes reality when the ambitious General Custer and the 7th Calvary are outnumbered by Crazy Horse and his warriors at Little Big Horn. But the Lakota victory fuels hatred of the Indians among those who seek to destroy them and their culture.

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Members Only
star
7.87
2341 votes

#45 - Members Only

The Sopranos - Season 6 - Episode 1

Gene Pontecorvo makes a final break from the mob life, while Junior's paranoid delusions could be the end of Tony.

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Part Seven
star
7.86
3967 votes

#46 - Part Seven

The Pacific - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Marines, including the newly christened “Sledgehammer,” continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.

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The Spirit of Liberty Moon (1)
star
7.86
7 votes

#47 - The Spirit of Liberty Moon (1)

Touched by an Angel - Season 4 - Episode 26

Monica is assigned to accompany a group of U.S. businesspeople to China to negotiate a merger. An employee is reluctant to go due to a secret from her past.

Chapter 8
star
7.84
631 votes

#48 - Chapter 8

Perry Mason (2020) - Season 1 - Episode 8

After the team receives some unvarnished critique from Hamilton Burger, Della presents an increasingly stubborn Mason with her case for putting Emily on the stand. As the sensational trial winds to a close, Mason, Strickland, Della, and Drake attempt to tie up loose ends - and set the stage for their futures.

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Whoever Did This
star
7.84
2379 votes

#49 - Whoever Did This

The Sopranos - Season 4 - Episode 9

Junior uses an injury at the courthouse as an opportunity to introduce a new defense at his trial. Ralph begins to ponder the state of his life when his son is badly hurt in an archery accident. A mysterious fire at the stables results in the death of Tony's favorite horse. Tony confronts Ralph, resulting in a bloody and deadly climax.

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Pharsalus
star
7.84
2055 votes

#50 - Pharsalus

Rome - Season 1 - Episode 7

Pompey attacks an outnumbered Caesar. Vorenus and Pullo are stranded at sea. Atia continues to seek out Servilla's friendship in order to ensure her protection, while Octavia and Servilla's bond grows.

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