The Best Episodes Directed by Tony Goldwyn

The Nutcracker

#1 - The Nutcracker

Dirty Sexy Money Season 1 - Episode 10

Nick learns Simon and Karen are secretly together, but refuses to say why it truly bothers him. Karen doesn't attend the family tradition of watching "The Nutcracker" in order to meet a mysterious person. Brian's suspension from the ministry makes him look elsewhere for a job, and Letitia suggests he go to Tripp for guidance. Meanwhile, Juliet has a visitor from the Seychelles, and Carmelita tells Patrick she thinks she's being watched by someone.

star 8.19
224 votes
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Transfer of Power

#2 - Transfer of Power

Scandal (2012) Season 6 - Episode 16

As Mellie is being sworn in, the Gladiators find out that there is a traitor standing on the dais and Olivia works to find out who it is.

star 8.15
1756 votes
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Shrink Wrap

#3 - Shrink Wrap

Dexter Season 1 - Episode 8

Dexter suspects rich women's shrink of murder. When he visits the shrink, he is surprised by a dark secret from his past.

star 7.97
6224 votes
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Guy Walks into a Bar

#4 - Guy Walks into a Bar

Justified Season 3 - Episode 10

Raylan struggles to keep Dickie Bennett in prison while contending with an increasingly violent and unpredictable Quarles.

star 7.95
2323 votes
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#5 - Thwack!

Scandal (2012) Season 5 - Episode 17

The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to keep their secrets safe. Boundaries are pushed and lines are crossed as we find out just how far some people are willing to go to protect themselves.

star 7.92
1484 votes
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Mama Said Knock You Out

#6 - Mama Said Knock You Out

Scandal (2012) Season 3 - Episode 15

The Grant children prepare for a live sit down television interview with Fitz and Mellie at the White House. Meanwhile, Adnan looks to Harrison for help and Rowan warns Olivia to stop investigating B613.

star 7.91
1240 votes
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Locked Up

#7 - Locked Up

The L Word Season 1 - Episode 13

After a riot at the gallery, the entire gang ends up in jail. Shane rejects Clea's affections, Jenny goes on a date, and Marina makes a move on Robin as she prepares for Drag King night at The Planet.

star 7.89
325 votes
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Brother's Keeper

#8 - Brother's Keeper

Justified Season 2 - Episode 9

Just as the bad blood between the Bennetts and the coal company threatens to boil over, Raylan must thwart one of Mags' sons.

star 7.89
2939 votes
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An Inconvenient Lie

#9 - An Inconvenient Lie

Dexter Season 2 - Episode 3

Dexter sets his sights on a new victim: a murderer so repulsive it seems only fitting that he's a used-car salesman. Dexter's been unable to lie to Rita about his midnight activities, which has her thinking that he's a drug addict. She's threatened to leave him if he doesn't commit to a 12-step program to deal with his supposed addiction. While in this recovery, though, Dexter meets a sexy, mysterious woman named Lila.

star 7.88
5805 votes
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It's Alive!

#10 - It's Alive!

Dexter Season 2 - Episode 1

Things are really beginning to heat up for Dexter: Doakes' suspicions about him are growing, his victims are escaping, and his body dump site has been found. Meanwhile Paul is troubling Rita over the missing shoe and Debra is going through trauma over the Ice Truck killer incident.

star 7.87
6064 votes
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Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself (I)

#11 - Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself (I)

Scandal (2012) Season 7 - Episode 12

Olivia, in the midst of moving on from the White House and gets an unexpected visitor — criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, who seeks her help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action to the United States Supreme Court. However, after Olivia’s recent fall from political grace, it’s going to be more challenging than ever to get the support they need. The crossover continues in How to Get Away with Murder S04E13: Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

star 7.84
965 votes
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No Such Thing as Justice

#12 - No Such Thing as Justice

The Divide Season 1 - Episode 2

As the execution date looms, Christine and the Innocence Initiative staff scrambles to prove a flaw in the case, while Adam plays every card he has in an effort to block them.

star 7.82
83 votes
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#13 - Extinction

Scandal (2012) Season 6 - Episode 6

Rowan is caught by surprise when someone from his past resurfaces, and Olivia has to make a life-changing decision about the campaign. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal exactly what happened the night of Francisco Vargas’ assassination.

star 7.81
2064 votes
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#14 - Acknowledgement

Kidnapped Season 1 - Episode 12

Forces converge in Mexico; FBI internal investigation focuses in on a culprit; Ellie uncovers a clue.

star 7.80
136 votes
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Where the Sun Don't Shine

#15 - Where the Sun Don't Shine

Scandal (2012) Season 4 - Episode 9

Command is always two steps ahead and everyone in Olivia's life is in danger. Meanwhile, Cyrus is forced to face the consequences of his behavior, and Huck and Quinn finally figure out just what Elizabeth North has been planning, but they might be too late to stop it.

star 7.77
1097 votes
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Return to Sender

#16 - Return to Sender

Dexter Season 1 - Episode 6

Dexter is called to the scene of the crime at the Castillo junkyard. The Ice Truck Killer has returned Valerie Castillo's body putting Dexter in danger of being caught. A boy is found who witnessed the crime.

star 7.73
6446 votes
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Damage Case

#17 - Damage Case

Grey's Anatomy Season 2 - Episode 24

The staff attends to an intern from another hospital who has short-term memory loss. This intern, named Marshall, also has caused a car accident that involved a married couple, their unborn baby and the woman's parents who the staff are also treating. The pregnant woman is named Melanie and she will die but her baby may survive. One of the female interns meets up with a woman from her past who is planning on having a family of her own. Cristina is in a good mood although Alex, Izzie, George, and Meredith are having problems but in the meantime Burke hasn't forgiven Cristina for her late night faux pas. Meredith and Izzie are making fun of Callie's household habits and George and Callie are having a fight because of George's roommates. Addison is continuing to own Alex and he's upset about it. Denny has an outburst at Izzie and Derek has an outburst at Meredith.

star 7.72
1359 votes
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Pressing the Flesh

#18 - Pressing the Flesh

Scandal (2012) Season 7 - Episode 2

President Mellie Grant hosts a state dinner for President Rashad of Bashran in a first step toward peace in the Middle East, and in case Mellie’s charm alone doesn’t work, Olivia secretly puts Jake to work so that they are armed with a back-up plan. Meanwhile, the team at Quinn Perkins & Associates attends the party in hopes to gain more high-profile clientele.

star 7.71
1353 votes
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A Woman Scorned

#19 - A Woman Scorned

Scandal (2012) Season 2 - Episode 20

The team continue their investigation into the mole and make a shocking discovery in the process. Meanwhile Fitz orders Jake to continue to protect Olivia, who is still very much in danger, and back at the White House Mellie's ultimatum forces Cyrus into the role of "fixer."

star 7.65
1619 votes
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#20 - Veterans

Justified Season 1 - Episode 11

When Boyd Crowder and his crusaders become vigilantes, Raylan takes it upon himself to try to shut them down.

star 7.64
3109 votes
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Thinking Makes It So

#21 - Thinking Makes It So

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 18

Fontana and Green investigate when a bank manager is involved in the robbing of his own bank and learn that his daughter is being held hostage and that he had to go along with the robbery or risk losing his daughter.

star 7.63
121 votes
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The Way Men Divide

#22 - The Way Men Divide

The Divide Season 1 - Episode 1

Impassioned caseworker Christine Rosa uncovers new evidence in the sensational trial of a death row inmate, causing frustration from Adam Page, the District Attorney who made his name on the case.

star 7.62
130 votes
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In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together

#23 - In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together

Private Practice Season 1 - Episode 4

Sylvie, a 60-year-old who is going condo-hunting with her boyfriend, is worried that he may only be with her for her cooking. An injured soccer player named Michael is brought in by his coach. After some analyzation, Michael reveals that he thinks he is gay, but doesn't want to tell his homophobic father. Catherine, the mother of a teenager, worries when her daughter won't get out of bed or eat. After the daughter runs away, Catherine tries to track her down. Brian, a 12-year-old, punches a teen for kissing his girlfriend. Later, the teen goes missing. A mother of a toddler goes to a lawyer when she thinks the cops are after her as they believe she knows where her husband is. When a boy asks his parents to fund him to go to rehab - his mothers dismay. A man that can't stop his hands from shaking comes in, and the doctors figure out what's wrong with him.

star 7.60
294 votes
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#24 - Yes

Scandal (2012) Season 5 - Episode 2

The Pope and Associates team dives into a new case that takes Olivia out of D.C. and away from the President. Meanwhile, back at the White House, Fitz is determined to find who’s responsible for causing the latest turn of events, and Abby receives unexpected guidance from a master of damage control as she struggles to catch a break.

star 7.58
1228 votes
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Winning a Battle, Losing the War

#25 - Winning a Battle, Losing the War

Grey's Anatomy Season 1 - Episode 3

A bike race injures several pedestrians as well as well as participants. One pedestrian is left brain dead. Christina and Issie wish to use his organs for organ donation but with Christina's detachment and Issie's ever hopeful attitude that the man will recover, they will find the organ harvesting process an emotional one. Preston faces feelings of his dislike of organ harvesting - as a surgeon, he likes saving lives; harvesting organs doesn't save the person's life. George deals with Mac, a friend of the chief, who won't stop flirting with him. He is in need of a new liver. Meredith is fed up with Alex showing off as she continues trying to push Derek away. She also is reaching the limits of Issie's sunshine and George's politeness as she goes on living with them. Then there is their desire to see Meredith's mother's medical tapes. Getting through the day, Meredith realizes the keys to winning the race.

star 7.52
2011 votes
American Goddess

#26 - American Goddess

Without a Trace Season 3 - Episode 5

The winner of a plastic surgery make-over T.V. show vanishes during a publicity event, which was all about her.

star 7.31
155 votes
Flight's at 11:08

#27 - Flight's at 11:08

Damages Season 3 - Episode 3

Patty is forced to race against the clock to prevent a key witness in the Tobin case from fleeing the country. Meanwhile, Ellen learns a dark and shocking family secret.

star 7.30
959 votes
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Late, Later, Latent

#28 - Late, Later, Latent

The L Word Season 2 - Episode 9

Dana is stunned when Alice requests a bold sexual favor from her. Burr Connor (guest star Tony Goldwyn) reveals a secret to Jenny. Jenny learns about Carmen's real feelings for Shane, Kit plans a romantic night for Benjamin, and Bette and Tina have an intimate encounter as they bond over their unborn baby.

star 7.22
191 votes
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Losing It

#29 - Losing It

The L Word Season 1 - Episode 7

After arriving home, Tim starts to worry when he learns that Jenny has vanished. Bette travels to New York for an art opening and her relationship with Tina is put to the test. Back in Los Angeles, the sperm donor's girlfriend discovers a lonely Tina and starts to harass her.

star 7.10
391 votes
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