The Best Episodes Directed by Wendey Stanzler
#1 - Know Thy Enemy
The Vampire Diaries Season 2 - Episode 17
Elena and Alaric both lash out at John when Isobel’s unexpected arrival leaves Jenna devastated. Bonnie works with Damon and Jeremy to find the spell they’ll need to harness her ancestors’ power. A heartbroken Caroline doesn’t know what to do about Matt. Stefan and Damon realize they have a new secret weapon.
#2 - What Now?
This Is Us Season 1 - Episode 17
The entire Pearson family gathers at Randall's for an unusual party. Kevin and Sophie's relationship deepens on the night of his play's premiere. Kate struggles to open up to Toby about her father's death. Tensions are high between Jack and Rebecca as she leaves on tour with her band.
#3 - Our Town
The Vampire Diaries Season 3 - Episode 11
Although Caroline is in no mood to celebrate her 18th birthday, Elena, Bonnie and Matt surprise her with a small party in an unusual location. Damon and Stefan disagree on the best way to handle Klaus , and a reckless Stefan decides to test his theory by taking things to dangerous extremes. Bonnie is concerned when Elena tells her about Jeremy's new plans. At a Founder's meeting, Alaric once again runs into Dr. Fell, who is in the middle of an argument with her ex-boyfriend, the medical examiner. Tyler refuses to go along with Klaus' latest demand, and is surprised when Klaus seems to accept his decision.
#4 - Who Is Harrison Wells?
The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 19
Joe and Cisco head to Starling City to continue their investigation of Dr. Wells. While in town, the duo enlists the help of Captain Lance, and Cisco meets the Black Canary, who asks him for a favor. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Barry races to catch a meta-human named Hannibal Bates who can transform himself into every person he touches – which includes Eddie, Iris, Caitlin and even The Flash.
#5 - League of Assassins
Arrow Season 2 - Episode 5
While Oliver tends to the Canary’s wounds, he tries to get her to talk about where she came from but she refuses. However, after Oliver and the Canary are attacked at the Queen mansion by a trained killer from the League of Assassins, she confesses to how she’s connected with the nefarious group. Meanwhile with Moira facing multiple counts of murder and conspiracy for her part in the destruction of The Glades, the Assistant District Attorney offers her a choice – plead guilty now and avoid the death penalty or take your chances in court. Thea begs her mother to fight for her life but Moira seems resolute about taking the offer. Meanwhile, Oliver is furious with Laurel for joining the prosecution’s team on his mother’s case.
#6 - Games People Play
90210 Season 1 - Episode 10
Noami grows spiteful as Annie and Ethan grow closer, causing her to deliver an unwelcomed surprise at Annie's sweet 16 party. Meanwhile, the school is all buzzing over the news that Ryan was given a leave of absence, and Adrianna discovers Navid's secret.
#7 - I'm Coming Out
Ugly Betty Season 1 - Episode 14
Betty has her job cut out for her getting prepared for Mode's huge event during New York City's Fashion Week. Meanwhile, Marc and Amanda can't delay getting their hands on something everybody desires, Christina wishes to create her mark in the design world and Daniel calls for Hilda to grant her sister a hand.
#8 - Heir to the Demon
Arrow Season 2 - Episode 13
As Laurel continues to unravel, Oliver and Lance try to convince Sara to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel and Dinah. However, Sara’s fellow League of Assassins member, Nyssa, comes to bring Sara back to the fold, but when Sara refuses, Nyssa kidnaps Dinah. Realizing she’s putting her family in danger by staying in town, Sara considers re-joining the league.
#9 - Son of Man
The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 22
Russell realizes his alliance with The Founder was a mistake, and tries to make up for his decision by saving Cara from an Ultra ambush. Stephen understands that he must be the one to stop The Machine and the extermination of humanity, but he fears he may be too late. Russell offers up a plan to help Stephen, but he is going to need everyone’s help, including John and Astrid, if they are going to have any chance to survive. Meanwhile, Jedikiah offers John an interesting opportunity that could have them working together again.
#10 - Dog Children
The New Normal Season 1 - Episode 16
Bryan and David get a preview of the highs and lows of parenting when their beloved puppy has a veterinary emergency. Meanwhile, Goldie meets with Shania's teacher after a class disruption; and romantic feelings between Clay and Goldie are reignited.
#11 - Average Rules
The Middle Season 1 - Episode 24
Parent-Teacher conferences cause Frankie to worry about the kids. In them she's told Axl is gifted but not applying himself, that her teachers still do not know who Sue is, and Brick may have to repeat the second-grade due to failure to return over 30 library books. Guest star Betty White as the school librarian.
#12 - About a Boy's Dad
About a Boy Season 1 - Episode 10
Marcus is elated when his father, Hugh Womple takes a break from his penguin research in Antarctica to make a surprise visit. While Fiona does her best to mask her tormented attraction, she can't help but notice how consumed Hugh is with his work and his indifference towards anything Marcus is interested in. At Fiona's urging, Will steps in and does his best to encourage some much needed father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Sam's demanding work schedule throws a wrench into their plans for romance.
#13 - History Lessons
Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 13
Marin volunteers to help at a rummage sale to deal with writer's block and her problems with Jack. She also gets an unexpected visit from Stuart Maxson, who wants to discuss the second chapter of her new book.
#14 - Acting Up
The Client List Season 1 - Episode 9
Riley gives romance a try with the very charming and ever persistent Dr. Mark. But what starts as an elegant date at a country club event, ends with her past coming back, turning Riley's world upside-down. Meanwhile, Dee Ann lands in hot water when she gets involved with a high-powered client. And Linette and Lacey face their first day of the "Reign of Taylor" at the Curl Up & Dry.
#15 - One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer
90210 Season 1 - Episode 24
Adrianna and Navid are forced to make an impromptu exit from the prom when Adrianna goes into labor. Dixon confronts Ethan about Silver when he notices that Ethan might be developing feelings for his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Annie reaches the breaking point when Naomi accuses her of trying to hook up with Liam, and some of her peers (still angry about the after party fiasco) decide to take both verbal and physical action against her.
#17 - No Ordinary Sidekick
No Ordinary Family Season 1 - Episode 10
When George gets credit for one of Jim's secret crime-fighting activities, animosity breaks out between the two friends. Meanwhile, Daphne suspects something is wrong with Katie's new boyfriend, JJ discovers a problem with his powers, and Stephanie and Katie disagree over a personal matter.
#19 - As the Shadows Deepen
Switched at Birth Season 2 - Episode 18
When business at Maui, Kansas starts to slow, Bay coordinates a Deaf Day and works with Emmett to organize a special screening of “Deafenstein.” Daphne is shocked at what she discovers when she runs into Chef Jeff and John brings some business to Regina. Meanwhile, Toby tries to help Nikki cope with a family tragedy from her past.
#21 - Triathlon
The Mindy Project Season 1 - Episode 22
When Danny's ex-wife, Christina, comes back to New York to confront Danny about an emotional letter he had written to her, Morgan confesses that he had sent the letter unbeknownst to Danny, causing Danny to fire Morgan out of anger. Meanwhile, the rest of the staff compete in a triathlon and go head-to-head with the midwives, who have hired Morgan to work for them.
#23 - The Break-Up
The Middle Season 1 - Episode 17
Axl is heartbroken when his girlfriend (Alexa Vega) breaks up with him; Sue and Brick watch a scary movie.
#24 - Being Sutton
The Lying Game Season 1 - Episode 2
Since concern for Sutton's safety seems to be occupying Emma's mind, she starts to let pieces of her own personality emerge. Although Emma is worried by her behavior, it seems her friends and family are enjoying the change in Sutton's character. Wanting to please the father she never had, Emma must learn to ballroom dance for the annual father-daughter dance. Realizing she is in dire need of assistance, Ethan offers to help, in turn risking revealing his and Sutton's secret relationship. Will Emma be able to put aside her worries for Sutton and shine on the dance floor? Or will the night's series of events force her to reveal her true identity? Meanwhile, as the teenagers do anything to keep their secrets, the parents may be lying to keep life-altering secrets of their own.
#28 - The Left Hand
Dollhouse Season 2 - Episode 6
Echo and Bennett have a shocking meeting as Adelle goes head-to-head with the ruthless head of the DC Dollhouse. Topher sees double when he must involve Victor in his espionage. Perrin finds a surprising witness to testify against the Rossum Corporation, but find he may be living in a house of cards.
#36 - The Ick Factor
Sex and the City Season 6 - Episode 14
The relationship between Carrie and Petrovsky continues to develop, but one thing continues to nag at Carrie. Petrovsky is given to grand gestures of affection (including poetry reading and the composition of original love songs), and that's a bit too much for this slightly cynical New York girl. When Petrovsky takes Carrie to a premiere at the Met, she literally swoons. To balance things out, the artist takes her to McDonald's, where the pair become the most elegantly dressed duo in the establishment's history. Steve and Miranda decide to finally tie the knot, but vow not to have an elaborate wedding. Keeping things low-key isn't as easy as it sounds, but they eventually manage to work things out, finding a perfect community garden in which to hold their ceremony. Not to be left behind in the romance department, Harry takes Charlotte to an upscale French restauarant. The meal is wonderful, but later that night, the newlyweds both come down with acute food poisoning. The romantic eveni
#37 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
Gotham Season 1 - Episode 13
When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it’s an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of one of Fish Mooney’s prized possessions, as she gets a small taste of her own medicine.
#38 - The Egg Is Pipping
Atypical Season 2 - Episode 5
In peer group, Sam realizes he needs to manage his own money. Doug gets advice from Megan on dealing with Elsa. Evan meets Casey's new friends.
#40 - Restoration
Arrow Season 4 - Episode 3
The growing tension between Oliver and Diggle puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human. Meanwhile, Laurel talks Thea into returning to Nanda Parbat to ask her father to put Sara into the Lazarus Pit. However, Laurel is surprised when Nyssa refuses to do it.
#41 - The Inherent, Unsullied Qualitative Value of Anything
You're the Worst Season 3 - Episode 11
At a wedding together for the first time since the day they met, Jimmy and Gretchen’s tensions come to a head. Edgar’s relationship is jeopardized by his newfound success. Lindsay is forced to come clean to Paul.
#42 - We Fall
Arrow Season 6 - Episode 11
Cayden James ups the ante by launching his plan to take control of every aspect of the city. Despite the scope of Cayden’s plan, Oliver is determined to foil it with just the Original Team Arrow – and without the aid of Rene, Dinah, or Curtis. But things get complicated when William is endangered as a result of Cayden’s handiwork.
#45 - Love Me or Leave Me
90210 Season 1 - Episode 13
Debbie and Tabitha clash after Tabitha surprises Annie and Dixon with a new car. Adrianna begins to open up to Naomi about her secret. Meanwhile, Silver and Dixon spend the day together at the beach, but things take an awkward turn when Dixon says three little words.
#46 - Slouch. Submit.
GLOW Season 1 - Episode 2
Cherry tries to whip the final group into shape, while Sam sets out in pursuit of a star for his show. Ruth acts out an uncomfortable scene.
#47 - The Rub of Sugarland
The Client List Season 1 - Episode 1
After being deserted by her husband, Texas housewife Riley Parks takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa only to learn that sexual favors are being offered there on the side. Conflicted at first, she seizes the opportunity and takes the job, balancing two starkly different lives--one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family--and the other as a masseuse working with a rowdy and unpredictable group of women.