The Best Episodes Directed by Uta Briesewitz


#1 - Kiksuya

Westworld Season 2 - Episode 8

Mi cante ki yu ha ya ye (Take my heart when you go). The telling of Akecheta and the Ghost Nation's journey to consciousness. Maeve's life hangs in the balance.

star 8.22
6199 votes
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Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum

#2 - Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum

Stranger Things Season 3 - Episode 6

Dr. Alexei reveals what the Russians have been building, and Eleven sees where Billy has been. Dustin and Erica stage a daring rescue.

star 8.13
4151 votes
Chapter Five: The Flayed

#3 - Chapter Five: The Flayed

Stranger Things Season 3 - Episode 5

Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.

star 8.13
4270 votes
The Trip

#4 - The Trip

This Is Us Season 1 - Episode 9

Kate, Kevin and Randall head to their family's cabin to get away after their chaotic family Thanksgiving. A very angry Randall finds comfort and explanation from his father, Jack. Olivia speaks a harsh truth to Kate, which drives a wedge between Kate and Kevin. Rebecca and Jack struggle with what to do when 9-year-old Randall tells them that he's been looking for his birth parents.

star 8.10
4874 votes
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Man with My Face

#5 - Man with My Face

Altered Carbon Season 1 - Episode 6

With Ortega's fate hanging in the balance, Kovacs drops a bombshell on the Bancrofts. Later, he comes face to face with an unsettling opponent.

star 8.08
4130 votes
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That'll Be the Day

#6 - That'll Be the Day

This Is Us Season 2 - Episode 13

Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project. Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby. Jack and Rebecca talk about their future.

star 8.06
2088 votes
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The Wrong Man

#7 - The Wrong Man

Altered Carbon Season 1 - Episode 5

After learning his sleeve's identity, Kovacs demands the full story from Ortega. A tip from Poe leads to a major breakthrough in the Bancroft case.

star 8.04
4353 votes
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Clash by Night

#8 - Clash by Night

Altered Carbon Season 1 - Episode 8

His world rocked, Kovacs requests a dipper to help him sew up the Bancroft case quickly. Ortega races to identify the mystery woman from Fight Drome.

star 8.03
4001 votes
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Bodyguard of Lies

#9 - Bodyguard of Lies

The 100 Season 2 - Episode 14

While preparing for battle, Clarke and Lexa have a heated discussion. Desperate for help, Raven has Wick summoned to the engineering room. Jaha and Murphy encounter a perilous roadblock. Meanwhile, at Mount Weather, Bellamy is in a race against time.

star 7.89
4533 votes
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#10 - XXXVI.

Black Sails Season 4 - Episode 8

A rescue plan threatens to divide Flint and Silver. The true price of freedom becomes apparent to Max. Rackham seeks his prey. The Walrus enters uncharted territory.

star 7.86
3349 votes
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Stealing Fire

#11 - Stealing Fire

The 100 Season 3 - Episode 9

Clarke discovers a shocking truth. Octavia is forced to make a decision that could have devastating consequences. Kane and Abby share a moment.

star 7.85
5774 votes
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Chapter Thirty-Six

#12 - Chapter Thirty-Six

Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 14

Jane and Michael are back together and Jane wishes she had never left Michael in the first place. Rafael appears to have regressed to his playboy ways and Petra is concerned about him. But Petra is not aware that Rafael is helping Michael find Mutter’s other son, Derek. Rogelio’s new assistant, Paolo, is actually his stalker Lola. Finally, Petra gives birth to the twins.

star 7.85
684 votes
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Chapter Thirty

#13 - Chapter Thirty

Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 8

Jane and Rafael are still at odds with each other as they are about to celebrate Mateo’s first Christmas. Jane discovers that the scholarship she thought she had been awarded isn’t quite that and now needs to find a way to pay for grad school. Rogelio has employed an intern and is having trouble trusting him. Petra is struggling with the latest dilemma her mother has gotten them into. Michael is trying to find Luisa’s mother who he now suspects is not dead and may be involved with Sin Rostro.

star 7.83
686 votes
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AKA I've Got the Blues

#14 - AKA I've Got the Blues

Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 1 - Episode 11

Jessica searches morgues for clues. Trish goes all-out to keep Simpson from getting in Jessica's way. Malcom has an epiphany.

star 7.83
4679 votes
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God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

#15 - God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

Weeds Season 8 - Episode 11

Nancy, Andy, and Silas take a trip. Shane is busted for stealing property off the impound lot. Doug gives up on his charity and decides to pursue a bigger, more lucrative scheme.

star 7.81
1417 votes
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Chapter Thirty-Three

#16 - Chapter Thirty-Three

Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 11

Jane’s crush on Professor Chavez is popping up in her dreams and she needs to evaluate her feelings towards him. Xo and Jane find Liliana’s engagement ring and think that Rogelio is going to propose. Rogelio IS planning to propose, but with a different ring, one that gets swallowed accidentally by Mateo! Michael comes to a realization about Rose and Mutter.

star 7.81
684 votes
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Chapter Two

#17 - Chapter Two

Jane the Virgin Season 1 - Episode 2

Jane struggles to keep her unexpected pregnancy from taking over her life, but with her mom Xiomara pressuring her to sue the doctor who accidently inseminated her, and her constant run-ins with the baby’s biological father, Rafael, life is anything but normal. To top it off, Michael’s jealousy about Jane and Rafael’s past leads him to make an unexpected alliance with Petra. Jane’s own father, Rogelio, is insisting on meeting his daughter, but Xiomara wants to keep the secret from Jane a little while longer.

star 7.81
992 votes
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Chapter Thirty-One

#18 - Chapter Thirty-One

Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 9

Jane’s latest parenting obstacle is sleep training Mateo, a struggle that has the Villanueva woman divided on what is the best method. At the same time, she is beginning her new job as a TA and is faced with a class full of basketball players looking for an easy A. Petra confesses all to Rafael and is determined to put her mother away for good. Rogelio’s mother Liliana comes for a visit and reveals a 40 year old family secret. Michael discovers the truth about Luisa’s mother and new information about Rafael’s mother.

star 7.77
691 votes
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Brotherly Love

#19 - Brotherly Love

Lethal Weapon Season 1 - Episode 12

When a car containing massive amounts of cocaine is stolen from an impound lot, Riggs and Murtaugh become embroiled in a notorious car theft ring. Meanwhile, Murtaugh experiences some frightening chest pains. If Riggs' driving isn't enough of a trigger, the lead defense attorney on the case is none other than the terrifyingly brilliant Trish Murtaug.

star 7.76
3782 votes
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If a Deer Sh*ts in the Woods

#20 - If a Deer Sh*ts in the Woods

Here and Now (2018) Season 1 - Episode 3

Greg gets detoured in the wilderness on the way to an ethics convention. Audrey finds herself in the media crosshairs after a hate crime at school. Following a mountain-bike race with best friend Malcolm and their pals, Duc reveals the secret to staying in control, a credo that’s tested by Carmen, a fellow life coach. Haunted by a painful memory, Shokrani looks for unconventional help to get him through a wedding. With help from Ashley, Kristen’s crush on a predator comes to an end. Audrey ends an otherwise bad day with a rare good night with Greg.

star 7.75
228 votes
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It's Coming

#21 - It's Coming

Here and Now (2018) Season 1 - Episode 2

Ramon and Shokrani explore the possible psychic connection between “11:11” and a photograph in the doctor’s office. Kristen and Ashley run into trouble. Duc gets good news about his self-help manuscript, but his mood is dampened by the publisher’s request. Audrey is enlisted to help break up a politically incorrect new society at school. Disturbed in part by a medical diagnosis, Greg loses his cool in the classroom. Ramon crashes a family meeting.

star 7.75
282 votes
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Take Shelter

#22 - Take Shelter

Marvel's The Defenders Season 1 - Episode 5

Elektra's loyalties are questioned, Colleen clashes with an old acquaintance, and Luke proves he knows how to take a hit.

star 7.74
3698 votes
Don’t Make Me Come Back There

#23 - Don’t Make Me Come Back There

Orange Is the New Black Season 3 - Episode 12

Daya goes into labor. Sophia suffers a hate crime. Stella helps Piper with a business snag. Taystee takes on a new role.

star 7.69
2755 votes
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Piece of Sh*t

#24 - Piece of Sh*t

Orange Is the New Black Season 4 - Episode 6

Piper's plan to edge out the competition could backfire badly. Cindy finds a way to make Taystee's job pay off. Luschek gets some interesting mail.

star 7.68
3631 votes
Under Leaf Pluck Lotus

#25 - Under Leaf Pluck Lotus

Marvel's Iron Fist Season 1 - Episode 5

An insidious new drug hits New York. Danny recruits Colleen for the fight and Claire shows that credit cards can have many uses.

star 7.67
5896 votes
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Tit Punch

#26 - Tit Punch

Orange Is the New Black Season 1 - Episode 2

After insulting the food in front of the prison chef, Piper is starved out by the kitchen staff and struggles to offer up an acceptable apology.

star 7.66
5646 votes
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#27 - Wife

UnREAL Season 1 - Episode 4

The girls are in an uproar when a tabloid story exposes some news about Adam’s past. Rachel has to produce a romantic date at Adam’s vineyard. Quinn realizes she will always be the “other woman” in Chet’s life and revisits an old relationship. Jeremy is grateful to Rachel when he receives a promotion.

star 7.66
776 votes
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#28 - Mother

UnREAL Season 1 - Episode 3

Broke and drowning under a pile of bills, Rachel is forced to ask her mother for financial support. Back at the mansion, Adam's best friend makes waves on set when he is asked to choose three women for a romantic dinner date with Adam.

star 7.65
873 votes
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#29 - Pushback

House of Lies Season 3 - Episode 7

Marty and Jeannie come up with different approaches on how to deal with Lukas' attempts to sabotage DollaHyde. Meanwhile, the relationship between Roscoe and Lex becomes a problem for Marty.

star 7.63
1164 votes
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What Kind of Bad

#30 - What Kind of Bad

The Deuce Season 1 - Episode 5

Looking for a way out of his construction gig, Bobby tries to change Vincent’s mind about Rudy’s offer. Darlene returns from a trip home with a new girl, disappointing Abby. Roughed up by a john, Candy contemplates a change of careers. After getting busted, Paul explores the underbelly, and the exhilaration, of gay life in the city. With an assist from Alston, Sandra scores a key interview with a pimp.

star 7.63
1406 votes
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'Money on the Floor'

#31 - 'Money on the Floor'

Hung Season 3 - Episode 6

When his shoebox of cash goes missing, Ray goes after the prime suspect: Lenore. His investigation lands him a brand new client named Kyla. Meanwhile, Sandee offers Tanya the opportunity to expand her business.

star 7.63
748 votes
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What Big Ideas

#32 - What Big Ideas

The Deuce Season 2 - Episode 4

Ashley and Abby resolve to track down the identity of a 16-year-old sex worker killed in a recent fire. Vincent is shaken after witnessing the brutal side of Rudy’s operation. Frustrated by the progress on her new film, Candy recruits new faces to help with the production. Frankie finds his dry-cleaning business a less-than-perfect fit. Larry Brown shows off his improvisational skills. Lori looks to forge a deal with Kiki while keeping C.C. in the loop.

star 7.62
561 votes
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Chapter Seventeen

#33 - Chapter Seventeen

Jane the Virgin Season 1 - Episode 17

When a crisis with the hotel overwhelms Rafael, Jane becomes concerned that he might not be as hands-on in fatherhood as she expected. Alba is having a difficult time with Xo’s living situation which causes a strain between them. Michael helps Rogelio with his relationship with Xo, and in return Rogelio helps Michael come to a realization about Jane. Petra discovers a big secret that leaves her unsettled.

star 7.62
569 votes
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AKA Playland

#34 - AKA Playland

Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 2 - Episode 13

Waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, Jessica once again finds herself torn between two worlds and facing an impossible choice.

star 7.62
1923 votes
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#35 - Hat

Mad Dogs (US) Season 1 - Episode 5

The four men attempt to escape Belize with the help of an eager, go-getting Embassy employee (Allison Tolman). The journey strains the fraught tension between the friends as they interact with the colorful, dangerous and unique creatures of the Belizean countryside.

star 7.54
327 votes
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'Take the Cake' or 'Are You Packing?'

#36 - 'Take the Cake' or 'Are You Packing?'

Hung Season 3 - Episode 2

Tanya takes matters into her own hands after Jason steals one of Ray's clients. Lenore discovers some surprising news about Jason. Meanwhile, Jessica tries living on her own, and Charlie asks Tanya for a favor. Ray works with a new client who likes to dress up as a cop.

star 7.53
983 votes
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Full Bush, Half Snickers

#37 - Full Bush, Half Snickers

Orange Is the New Black Season 5 - Episode 7

Black Cindy concocts a scheme to distract Suzanne when she spirals out of control. Taystee and Piper search for ways to honor Poussey's memory.

star 7.50
2575 votes
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Pablo & Jessica

#38 - Pablo & Jessica

Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 11

Alicia and Madison try to bring two competing factions together; Nick uses skills from his past for his new role.

star 7.48
5968 votes
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The Wishbone

#39 - The Wishbone

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 5

Tessa decides to spend Thanksgiving in the city with her mom and grandmother; George hosts Thanksgiving dinner for Dallas.

star 7.44
694 votes
'Sing It Again Ray' or 'Home Plate'

#40 - 'Sing It Again Ray' or 'Home Plate'

Hung Season 2 - Episode 4

Ray gives Lenore an ultimatum, and probes Tanya about the possibility of cutting ties with her fellow pimp. Disturbed that Damon has defiled the school baseball diamond, Ray considers Tanya's suggestion that his son find a new hobby to shake him out of his recent doldrums. Ignoring Ray's warning, Lenore offers Jessica advice in dealing with Ronnie. On his way to meet a new client, Ray has to think on his feet when he runs into Mike in a hotel lobby.

star 7.32
1482 votes
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#41 - Sacrifice

Agent X Season 1 - Episode 6

John, incognito as a Secret Service Agent, accompanies Natalie on clandestine peace talks between the Mexican government and Marxist insurgents. When their helicopter is shot down by nefarious forces, the group is suddenly stranded in the middle of nowhere, hunted by some of the most dangerous men in the world.

star 7.20
547 votes
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