The Best Episodes Directed by Tom Shankland

Episode 4

#1 - Episode 4

The Fades Season 1 - Episode 4

Up is down and black is white as Paul's family and friends struggle to cope in the aftermath of his accident. Meanwhile, the Angelics are torn apart by moral compromises and a strange new man with deadly intentions moves relentlessly through town.

star 8.55
754 votes
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Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

The Fades Season 1 - Episode 6

A town left deserted. An Angelic on the edge of desperation. A Fade on the cusp of victory. And a reluctant 17 year old boy with visions of the apocalypse - it all comes down to this final showdown. People will die. Ash will fall. It is inevitable.

star 8.42
691 votes
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Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

The Fades Season 1 - Episode 5

Paul came back to life for a reason, but he's just not sure what that reason might be. Meanwhile, more Fades are being reborn and nothing can stop them. As they infiltrate the town, Paul's home life and Angelic life are put on a collision course.

star 8.17
713 votes
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The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side

#4 - The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side

Agatha Christie's Marple Season 5 - Episode 4

Hollywood star Marina Gregg leaves Los Angeles for the picturesque countryside of St Mary Mead. Having taken up residence at Gossington Hall with her dashing young English husband, film director Jason Rudd, his secretary, Ella Blunt and Marina's exclusive personal assistant, Hailey Preston, it's not long before she becomes lady of the manor. But when a local fan, Heather Badcock consumes a poisoned daiquiri, Marina finds herself starring in a real-life mystery - supported by Miss Marple and Inspector Hewitt, who suspect that the lethal cocktail was intended for someone else.

star 8.17
112 votes
What Use Our Work?

#5 - What Use Our Work?

Ripper Street Season 1 - Episode 8

Reid is adrift, his team in pieces and Leman Street shaken to its foundations following recent events. A kidnapping offers him cause to assemble his men and tackle the white slavery ring operating in their midst. But Reid is gripped by a growing obsession that this leads back to the terrible secret from his own past.

star 8.16
753 votes
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Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Dirk Gently Season 1 - Episode 1

Gently discovers the connection between two seemingly-unrelated cases - a client who believes the Pentagon are trying to kill him and another whose horoscopes appear to be coming true. When mysteries collide, Dirk is the only man for the job.

star 8.12
644 votes
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3AM

#7 - 3AM

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 - Episode 1

Former Marine Frank Castle takes the law into his own hands while struggling to come to terms with his traumatic past.

star 8.00
4803 votes
The Meeting

#8 - The Meeting

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 3

Progress into the case is initially slow but a shocking new lead emerges.

star 8.00
1097 votes
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Orange Sticker

#9 - Orange Sticker

The Leftovers Season 2 - Episode 4

In the midst of an earthquake, Nora awakens to find Kevin missing and her hopes of safety in their new town dashed. The Murphys are left reeling after Evie's disappearance. Kevin returns home but without his memory of the night before or his cell phone, which would link him to the missing girls. Meanwhile, an old enemy makes her return in an unexpected way.

star 7.98
2466 votes
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Concrete

#10 - Concrete

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 6

In the present day, Tony and Julien make a breakthrough.

star 7.98
910 votes
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Till Death

#11 - Till Death

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 8

The truth about Oliver's disappearance finally comes to light.

star 7.97
919 votes
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Molly

#12 - Molly

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 5

In 2006, Tony and Emily's pleas to reinvestigate a suspect again fall on deaf ears.

star 7.94
966 votes
Chapter 45

#13 - Chapter 45

House of Cards (US) Season 4 - Episode 6

Claire clashes with the Secretary of State over her involvement in negotiations with Russia. Dunbar must choose between her campaign and her ethics.

star 7.91
3670 votes
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Episode 3

#14 - Episode 3

Dirk Gently Season 1 - Episode 3

Dirk and MacDuff are alarmed to discover that Dirk's old clients are being randomly murdered, with Dirk as the only link. Rather than talk to the police Dirk elects to leave the country, but finds himself waylaid by a beautiful woman worried about her stalker, a dark shadow from Dirk's past and the ongoing cold war with his cleaner. MacDuff's patience is stretched to the limit.

star 7.90
416 votes
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Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2

Dirk Gently Season 1 - Episode 2

With business far from booming, Dirk and Macduff style themselves as holistic security consultants and return to the university that expelled Dirk for cheating twenty years earlier. Charged with protecting a valuable state-of-the-art humanoid robot, things veer rapidly off course as, within hours of their arrival, the robot is stolen and Dirk and Macduff find themselves the prime suspects in a murder case.

star 7.89
468 votes
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Return to Eden

#16 - Return to Eden

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 7

Tony and Emily return to Chalons du Bois and their relationship thaws.

star 7.88
942 votes
Two Dead Men

#17 - Two Dead Men

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 - Episode 2

A mysterious phone call forces Frank's hand. Meanwhile, Madani goes digging for suspects and Curtis delivers a message.

star 7.87
4261 votes
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Eden

#18 - Eden

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 1

2006. Tony and Emily Hughes' life changes forever when their five-year-old son Oliver goes missing on a family holiday to France. A huge manhunt led by Julien Baptiste, one of France's finest detectives, is launched. The French police face an uphill struggle in their mission to find the young boy - Oliver seems to have disappeared into thin air. Tony and Emily are in a foreign land - they do not speak the language and do not understand the rules. As their desperation and the profile of the case grows, Tony and Emily find themselves thrown into a media maelstrom, learning the hard way that not everyone they meet is willing to operate in their best interests. Present day. Eight years on from Oliver's disappearance, the fallout has resulted in the end of Tony and Emily's marriage. Tony refuses to believe that Oliver is dead and doggedly continues his search to find his son. After years of searching, Tony is given new hope when a shred of evidence emerges. This reignites the interest of Julien Baptiste, the lead French detective at the time of the disappearance, who returns to Chalons Du Bois to try and finally get to the bottom of what happened to Oliver Hughes.

star 7.82
1377 votes
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I Need Light

#19 - I Need Light

Ripper Street Season 1 - Episode 1

A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. One-time H Division boss Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline believes that Jack has returned, but Reid - the precinct's new master - suspects a different evil at work.

star 7.81
1500 votes
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DWYCK

#20 - DWYCK

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 - Episode 9

With Luke wounded and on the run, Misty faces a soul-searching interrogation. Mariah's rise to power takes a dark turn.

star 7.79
4612 votes
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Chapter 44

#21 - Chapter 44

House of Cards (US) Season 4 - Episode 5

Claire advises Donald Blythe on dealing with Petrov. Further investigations of Lucas Goodwin dredges up his accusations against Frank.

star 7.77
3664 votes
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Chapter 46

#22 - Chapter 46

House of Cards (US) Season 4 - Episode 7

Frank and Claire adjust to their new reality. The search for Frank's running mate begins. Frank starts a campaign to weaken Conway's strong support.

star 7.77
3641 votes
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Gone Fishing

#23 - Gone Fishing

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 4

The stress of the reopening of the case takes a toll on Emily and Mark's relationship.

star 7.75
974 votes
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The Moving Finger

#24 - The Moving Finger

Agatha Christie's Marple Season 2 - Episode 2

Poison pen letters are spread around a village, and result in suicides, but Miss Marple isn't convinced the writer has only contributed to their deaths by the letters.

star 7.74
220 votes
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Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch

#25 - Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch

Marvel's Iron Fist Season 1 - Episode 3

Joy proves herself a shrewd businessperson, Danny recalls a painful memory and Colleen puts her talents to good use.

star 7.73
6300 votes
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Pray for Me

#26 - Pray for Me

The Missing Season 1 - Episode 2

2006: Three days since Oliver's disappearance, and with little information to go on, suspicion immediately falls on a known paedophile living in the area. With police protocol keeping Tony and Emily firmly in the dark, Tony is tempted when ambitious journalist, Malik Suri, comes forward with illegally obtained information on the suspect in custody. Then the suspect is released with a seemingly concrete alibi. A generous benefactor reaches out to Tony and Emily when they are at their lowest ebb, offering a financial reward for anyone coming forward with information relating to Oliver's disappearance. Present day: Tony's attempt to reopen the investigation gathers momentum as he and Julien finally find the first bit of solid evidence. While Tony continues on his mission to find out the truth about what exactly happened to his son, both Emily and Julien have to deal with problems in their own lives.

star 7.67
1124 votes
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In My Protection

#27 - In My Protection

Ripper Street Season 1 - Episode 2

A beloved toy maker is beaten to death for a mysterious brass box and the coins in his pocket. The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee presents a 14-year-old culprit who refuses to deny the charge, leading Reid into the savage world of merciless child gangs.

star 7.66
1227 votes
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