The Best Episodes Directed by Wendey Stanzler

Know Thy Enemy

#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.

star 8.27
738 votes
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What Now?

#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.

star 8.21
4239 votes
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Our Town

#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.

star 8.19
757 votes
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Who Is Harrison Wells?

#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.

star 8.14
4115 votes
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League of Assassins

#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.

star 8.12
3451 votes
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I'm Coming Out

#6 - 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.

star 8.11
62 votes
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Games People Play

#7 - 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.

star 8.09
82 votes
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Son of Man

#8 - 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.

star 8.08
609 votes
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Dog Children

#9 - 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.

star 7.99
94 votes
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Average Rules

#10 - 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.

star 7.97
382 votes
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About a Boy's Dad

#11 - 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.

star 7.95
198 votes
History Lessons

#12 - 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.

star 7.95
23 votes
Acting Up

#13 - 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.

star 7.92
176 votes
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One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer

#14 - 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.

star 7.92
79 votes
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#15 - Blood

Revenge Season 3 - Episode 18

Investigations into Pascal lead Emily and Aiden to uncover some long buried family secrets, while Victoria pays a surprise visit to former ally Mason Treadwell as she gets ever closer to exposing Emily.

star 7.90
780 votes
No Ordinary Sidekick

#16 - 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.

star 7.89
153 votes
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As the Shadows Deepen

#17 - 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.

star 7.88
158 votes
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#18 - Intel

Revenge Season 4 - Episode 9

Emily and Victoria learn that information is the most dangerous weapon while Nolan offers up information of his own in order to salvage his reputation.

star 7.87
697 votes
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#19 - 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.

star 7.86
293 votes
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Shitagi Nashi ...

#20 - Shitagi Nashi ...

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Season 1 - Episode 7

June tries to keep up with Chloe and her party lifestyle; James loses it when he finds out that Dean Cain has a bigger dressing room than he has.

star 7.84
387 votes
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There Is Not Currently a Problem

#21 - There Is Not Currently a Problem

You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 7

The group tries to get rid of a mouse in Jimmy's house; Gretchen finally opens up to Jimmy.

star 7.84
708 votes
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The Break-Up

#22 - 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.

star 7.83
430 votes

#23 - Mama

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 - Episode 9

A series of mysterious deaths at Tarrytown Psych leads Abbie and Ichabod to discover that an especially surprising spirit is involved.

star 7.82
850 votes
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Being Sutton

#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.

star 7.81
88 votes
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No Longer Just Us

#25 - No Longer Just Us

You're the Worst Season 3 - Episode 13

Jimmy and Gretchen investigate a murder site. Lindsay sees a new side of Paul. Edgar makes a sacrifice with unforeseen consequences.

star 7.81
678 votes
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You Knew It Was a Snake

#26 - You Knew It Was a Snake

You're the Worst Season 3 - Episode 12

The three couples engage in day-long fights.

star 7.81
661 votes
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The Left Hand

#27 - 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.

star 7.80
263 votes
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The Man Behind the Shield

#28 - The Man Behind the Shield

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 - Episode 14

Mace fights for his life while Coulson and team find themselves in a deadly cat-and-mouse game as they attempt his rescue.

star 7.79
4587 votes
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Paradise Lost

#29 - Paradise Lost

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 - Episode 16

S.H.I.E.L.D. hunts for information on their dangerous new enemy, and a shameful secret from Malick’s past is exposed, threatening to destroy his Hydra legacy.

star 7.78
3778 votes
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The Party

#30 - The Party

Grace and Frankie Season 2 - Episode 12

Frankie helps her friend Babe plan a big celebration, and faces a decision; Grace wants to make amends with Frankie.

star 7.77
532 votes
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The Last Sunday Funday

#31 - The Last Sunday Funday

You're the Worst Season 3 - Episode 6

The gang embark on a very special Sunday Funday.

star 7.77
730 votes
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Try Real Hard

#32 - Try Real Hard

You're the Worst Season 3 - Episode 1

Jimmy and Gretchen adjust to life after saying I love you. Edgar and Dorothy have sexual problems. Lindsay and Paul start a new hobby.

star 7.73
834 votes
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Spooky Sunday Funday

#33 - Spooky Sunday Funday

You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 8

Jimmy tries to stealthily help Gretchen with her depression by planning a Halloween-themed Sunday Funday.

star 7.73
691 votes
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Big Shot

#34 - Big Shot

Marvel's Runaways Season 2 - Episode 9

The Runaways face off with PRIDE’S dirty cops, Flores and AWOL. Against all objections, Alex blackmails AWOL to help. But AWOL refuses. PRIDE resolves to take the kids by force. Back at the Hostel, Karolina hears a mysterious voice.

star 7.71
267 votes
The Ick Factor

#35 - 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

star 7.71
224 votes
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A Reunion ...

#36 - A Reunion ...

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Season 2 - Episode 1

Against Chloe's advice, James tries to facilitate a "Dawson's Creek" reunion.

star 7.69
406 votes
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Welcome Back, Jim Gordon

#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.

star 7.67
2226 votes
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The Egg Is Pipping

#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.

star 7.67
248 votes

#39 - Pilot

The Nine Lives of Chloe King Season 1 - Episode 1

A smart, pretty, slightly offbeat teen girl who lives alone with her single-mother suddenly discovers her destiny is far greater than she could have ever imagined.

star 7.66
134 votes
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#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.

star 7.63
3885 votes
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We Fall

#41 - 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.

star 7.61
2254 votes
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Sins of the Father

#42 - Sins of the Father

Sleepy Hollow Season 3 - Episode 12

When Jenny makes the decision to confront her father, family turmoil from the past rises to the surface. Meanwhile, Atticus Nevins returns to town, bringing more danger than the FBI could have imagined.

star 7.50
868 votes
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Love Me or Leave Me

#43 - 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.

star 7.46
88 votes
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Slouch. Submit.

#44 - 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.

star 7.37
1244 votes
The Rub of Sugarland

#45 - 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.

star 7.34
404 votes
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#46 - Wonder-ful

Glee Season 4 - Episode 21

The members of New Directions take on the greatest hits of music icon Stevie Wonder. Meanwhile, Artie receives news that could affect his future and his mom. In New York, Rachel prepares for her "Funny Girl" callback.

star 7.30
24 votes
The Jet Set

#47 - The Jet Set

90210 Season 1 - Episode 2

In part two of the series premiere, Dixon must deal with jealous teammates on the lacrosse team and Annie is dumped by her boyfriend back home but soon meets a potential love interest.

star 7.05
59 votes
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