The BEST episodes written by Anya Epstein

Scene of the Crime
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8.35
142 votes

#1 - Scene of the Crime

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 4 - Episode 18

Lewis and Kellerman's investigation of a murder in a housing project puts them at odds with a civilian-patrol group, run by the Black Muslims. Munch is excited because Stan is scheduled to come back June 1st. Russert and Munch catch a case where both the victim and shooter are dead. She with Howard must decide whether to circumvent the so-called ""blue wall of silence"" among police officers when it is discovered that the officer on the scene didn't react in time. Barnfather stops Lewis and Kellerman's charging of a Muslim, until something is leaked to the newspapers. The ""big man"" is scheduled to come to the bar, but changes his mind, twice.

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Partners and Other Strangers (1)
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8.30
111 votes

#2 - Partners and Other Strangers (1)

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 5 - Episode 21

Bayliss has disappeared again as Pembleton and Brodie make their way to the scene of a shotgun suicide. The victim appears to be Beau Felton. Gee's letter, including information gained in the ""Burundi"" case, begins to make an impact at the highest levels of the department. Frank returns to the department with the news about his case. Lewis goes off, wondering who is going to be next. Det. Falsone comes to the squad with news about why he thinks Beau Felton killed himself. Lewis and Stivers discuss the Mahoney shooting. Cox finds something interesting about the Felton case; she digs in deeper and the results change the case to a murder. Bayliss turns up the next day and disappears again to his Uncle George's place. Pembleton and Howard try to work with Falsone to find Beau's killer. Gee finds out that Beau had been working undercover for the past six months on the Cantwell auto-theft ring. Megan Russert returns from France.

Something Sacred (1)
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8.18
113 votes

#3 - Something Sacred (1)

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 6 - Episode 12

Kellerman is trying to find Lewis, who's disappeared since his suspension. Bayliss is on vacation. Stivers rotates into homicide and Kellerman isn't happy to see her. A priest is found murdered. Falsone attends a custody deposition hearing. A tape is delivered to Channel 11 that contains some startling information from a Swami about the priest's activities involving young boys. Munch and Kellerman seek out the two boys who were at the scene of the crime; meanwhile the other detectives seek out the Swami. Both are located, though the boys do not provide anything conclusive; they are held in protective custody. Kellerman searches for Lewis. Meanwhile, church members protest in front of the station house. Falsone gets his son for a weekend. Ballard and Gharty detain a corner kid who might be identifiable as one of three who had frightened a priest. Unfortunately, that priest (a monsignor) can't make a positive ID. Because of public pressure, the boys are released from custody to stay with

Blood Ties (3)
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8.16
143 votes

#4 - Blood Ties (3)

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 6 - Episode 3

The Wilsons go on television to offer a reward. The newspapers are making the Homicide unit look bad and Barnfather wants quick resolution to the case. The man (and his wife) who gave up Junior Bunk are murdered; Falsone and Lewis investigate. The only survivor, their young son, is brought in to find out what he remembers. His memories-- and a recorded phone message-- lead Stivers to believe a former member of the Narcotics unit is involved. The officer cops to a deal that implicates Georgia Rae Mahoney, though Giardella doesn't want to pursue that yet. Falsone's questioning of the Mahoney shooting leads Cox to doubt her actions at the time of the investigation. Incriminating evidence leads the detectives to Hal Wilson being their prime suspect. Frank goes to interview Felix and Hal Wilson; son and father confront some long-standing issues. Hal's confession is inadmissible in court, the Wilsons leave the Baltimore area, and the case remains officially open.

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Wu's on First?
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8.14
111 votes

#5 - Wu's on First?

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 5 - Episode 15

A new Baltimore Sun reporter gets into the middle of Frank's investigation of the death of a county cop who was shot because of drugs. Gee likes her style. Mike's brothers, Drew and Greg, come to town, who want to take him and his boat to Miami to set up a charter service. Mike learns that they are on the run from a bookie that Drew owes $18,000. To pay that debt, they've stolen Babe Ruth's Baltimore uniform from another bookie with the intent of selling it. Lewis and Cox go in search of the Kellerman boys. They find them in jail where they spent the night after trying to return the uniform.

Abduction
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8.14
136 votes

#6 - Abduction

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 6 - Episode 17

A four-year-old boy is abducted while riding a merry-go-round in the park under the supervision of his mother. The Homicide unit, which helps in the investigation of all child abductions, is called in and Falsone is the primary. When the boy's father has an alibi that checks out, the detectives beginning to check on known pedophiles and later they receive a call from the possible kidnapper. When that doesn't pan out, they start over. The host of a nationwide television program, This Weeks Wanted, suggests that they hypnotize the little girl who was riding on the horse next to the boy. Hypnosis reveals a partial plate number and that leads to a lucky break. Ballard and Stivers discuss motherhood and Falsone checks on his son.

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The Why Chromosome
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8.13
105 votes

#7 - The Why Chromosome

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 7 - Episode 21

When the men are nowhere to be found, Sheppard and Ballard team up to investigate the death of young girl, who's a teenage gang member. With the wedding one week away, Billie Lou asks for Munch's help with her neighbor's abusive boyfriend. After Munch approaches him strongly, the boyfriend retaliates by coming to the Waterfront and slamming Billie Lou's head on the bar. Munch claims he came on strong with the guy, because his ""testosterone riddled behavior"" was due to the celibacy Billie Lou imposed on him, to make their wedding night more special. Billie Lou wants to delay the wedding until the welt on her forehead goes away in about 3 weeks. After Sheppard and Ballard solve their case, Sheppard reminds Lewis that his problem with her is not going to keep her from doing her job.

Wanted: Dead or Alive (2)
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8.12
106 votes

#8 - Wanted: Dead or Alive (2)

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 7 - Episode 7

Lewis is transported to the hospital, as is the passenger of the car that MGee hit. Gharty is worked up about women and finances, because he and Flora and their lawyers are going to be working out the financial details of their divorce. Gee & MGee are not interested in cooperating with the bounty hunters; however, Knoll is the only one who can get any information on the whereabouts of Errico from Errico's mother. She has promised to page Knoll when her son calls. (Joe Errico has gone south to Miami.) Knoll offers to pay the expenses of having homicide detectives go to Miami and work with him, but Gee declines that generous offer and sends his detectives separately. In Miami, Bayliss and MGee work with Knoll to capture Errico. Knoll offers to split the huge bounty with the homicide detectives, which they of course refuse. MGee decides that the best use for the bounty might be for the man whose wife had died from the injuries she sustained in the car accident.

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Strangled, Not Stirred
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8.11
136 votes

#9 - Strangled, Not Stirred

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 6 - Episode 19

Ballard and Gharty investigate the deaths of two single women who were bought drinks by a married couple. The victims were stunned and then strangled. The other detectives receive detailed information that helps them close the open Mahoney drug shootings. Their helpful informant turns out to be Lewis, who has a hearing coming up Ballard and Gharty get their suspect in the box and he claims to be the one to stun the victims, but his wife actually did the strangulation. Ballard is skeptical about the woman's involvement, but the evidence points to the couple.

Truth Will Out
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8.07
135 votes

#10 - Truth Will Out

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 7 - Episode 16

A woman comes looking for Falsone, knowing that he solved a real old case, wants him to look into a case for her from 1972. Her parents told her that she was responsible for her younger brother's death. Despite being three years old at the time, the woman has doubts about her parents' story. So Falsone and Stivers reopen this case, which was closed by Gee when he was a new detective. The reopening of the case makes Gee think that he may not have been totally focused on the case at the time. Their investigation reveals the woman's mother used her as a scapegoat for the mother's crime. Bayliss and Ballard's case involves a body that was shot, but the victim was already dead from a drug overdose. The male sergeant at the scene piques Bayliss's interest, so they get together for drinks. Their relationship doesn't develop, because word is spreading about Bayliss being the owner of the ""In Plain Site"" web site. Bayliss begins feeling pressure about his being different and considers celibacy.

A Case of Do or Die
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8.05
135 votes

#11 - A Case of Do or Die

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 7 - Episode 14

Ballard and Bayliss are called to the scene of the mysterious death of a woman, whose body is found at the bottom of a forty-foot cliff. This victim was to be married the following morning. The two detectives work to determine whether the death was accidental or intentional (via murder or suicide). Meanwhile Sheppard and MGee begin investigating the death of a movie patron, whose body was discovered after the show ended and the theater cleared out. MGee mentions to Sheppard that his sister is about to have a baby, which means Gee is about to become a grandfather. Their investigation reveals that the movie patron was regularly loud and obnoxious and thus bad for business. When an overdose of a sedative is found in his bloodstream, the detectives question the theater owner, who was currently in litigation with the victim. Unfortunately for Ballard and Bayliss, their case remains unsolved.

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Blood Ties (1)
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8.01
140 votes

#12 - Blood Ties (1)

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 6 - Episode 1

Their rotation in robbery is up, Frank and Tim return to the homicide unit. They find that citations are being handed out to the unit and a delighted Gee, whose clearance rate is the highest it has been in five years. Kellerman and Lewis are also scheduled to return. Howard is still on assignment with the fugitive squad. Additions to the unit through rotated assignment include Det. Ballard who actually comes from a Seattle homicide unit, Det. Falsone and Det. Gharty. Falsone and Gharty worked with the unit on the Felton case last spring; however, nothing is mentioned about the status of that case. (Sharp-eyed viewers note that Felton's name is still in red under Pembleton's name on the board.) Meanwhile, Gee attends a black tie function honoring Felix Wilson, a respected member of the community. Because he grew up with them, Gee sits at a table with Felix, his wife and their family. Everyone attending the function at the hotel is kept late because the body of a woman is found dead in t

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Episode 6
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8.01
282 votes

#13 - Episode 6

I Know This Much Is True - Season 1 - Episode 6

After a startling confrontation, Dominick seeks reconciliation with those closest to him and receives an answer to the question that has haunted him all his life.

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White Lies
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7.96
110 votes

#14 - White Lies

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 5 - Episode 6

An article appears in The Baltimore Sun about Kellerman and the other members of the arson unit who are under investigation. Munch investigates the death of women whose husband returned home to find her dead, cause unknown. He suspects the husband but Cox thinks differently. Pembleton tries to help Bayliss close the Lambert case. The article puts Kellerman on edge and he goes to Roland's office where he discovers Roland is a federal witness. This incident gets him suspended until he takes a polygraph test. Brodie gets an offer to stay at Kay's place. Munch presses his witness and breaks him but Cox's evidence still says otherwise. Kellerman takes the test and while waiting for the result tells Lewis the truth. Cox visits Munch's suspect in his cell. Frank reflects on his past and the future. Kellerman passes the polygraph, but so did the federal witness; one of them beat the test.

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Adele: Week Six
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7.90
92 votes

#15 - Adele: Week Six

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 24

Adele sees Paul's chronic indecisiveness as a source of his discontent.

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Adele: Week Four
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7.90
67 votes

#16 - Adele: Week Four

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 16

Adele tries to get Paul to talk about his lack of passion.

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Episode Four
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7.77
269 votes

#17 - Episode Four

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 4

New suspects make the list as the detectives learn that Danny had some secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Detective Carver is also keeping things hidden that could affect his ability to finish the case.

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Episode Two
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7.76
306 votes

#18 - Episode Two

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Solano family continues to grieve in the wake of their son's death. The detectives find disturbing evidence in Chloe's room, while Mark gets caught in a lie of his own. Beth confides in her old friend.

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Adele: Week Five
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7.73
62 votes

#19 - Adele: Week Five

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 20

Adele tries to get Paul to acknowledge his preoccupation with a troubled relationship.

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First... Do No Harm
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7.70
50 votes

#20 - First... Do No Harm

Commander In Chief - Season 1 - Episode 5

In the middle of the announcement of her new National Security Advisor, Anthony Prado, Mac is caught off guard by the breaking news of a terrorist smuggling explosives across the Canadian border. The way in which Mac and her Attorney General deal with the situation pits them squarely against each other, and Nathan Templeton takes great pleasure in publicly second-guessing Mac's every move. Meanwhile, it's Halloween, and Amy - who desperately wants to go trick-or-treating like a normal kid - is disappointed to learn that, due to security concerns, she may have to settle for a party this year instead. When Rod as First Gentleman finds himself fodder for late-night comics, it hits his son Horace especially hard.

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The Hat
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7.64
173 votes

#21 - The Hat

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 4 - Episode 10

Gee is sent upstairs to see Barnfather and everyone speculates about the vacant Captain's position. Lewis and Kellerman are sent to Pennsylvania to extradite a woman back to Baltimore where she is a suspect in the murder of her husband. Munch tries to find a videotape in Brodie's pile. Later after reviewing the tape, they discover a key piece of evidence isn't contained on the tape. Munch wants the tape erased, but Brodie delivers the tape to court and that results in the outcome Munch feared. On the trip back from Harrisburg, Kellerman convinces Lewis that they have time to stop at Neptune's Castle and they lose the suspect, for a moment. Later they lose her again but find her at the house of her dead husband's mistress, delivering a hat. Much to everyone's surprise but not the viewers Gaffney is promoted to Captain over Gee. Captain Gaffney lays down the law.

What Big Ideas
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7.61
598 votes

#22 - 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.

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Episode 5
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7.59
278 votes

#23 - Episode 5

I Know This Much Is True - Season 1 - Episode 5

Dominick learns of his grandfather’s past through his manuscript. Following a stunning revelation, Dominick enlists an unlikely ally in his mission to have Thomas released.

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Adele: Week Two
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7.59
100 votes

#24 - Adele: Week Two

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 8

Paul discusses Gina's book with Adele and vents about a particularly loathsome character he's certain is based on him.

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Episode 10
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7.54
966 votes

#25 - Episode 10

The Affair - Season 2 - Episode 10

Noah grapples with essential questions. Alison begins to doubt a recent ambition, and renewed interactions with the Lockhart brothers force her to consider a harrowing possibility.

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Adele: Week Seven
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7.54
94 votes

#26 - Adele: Week Seven

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 28

Blaming Adele for his recent setbacks with patients, Paul contemplates the future of his therapy, and his practice.

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Adele: Week Three
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7.51
124 votes

#27 - Adele: Week Three

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 12

Paul complains of headaches the morning after taking Max to a concert to see Animal Collective, and is despondent while revealing what his son found on his computer.

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Episode 2
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7.47
1280 votes

#28 - Episode 2

The Affair - Season 3 - Episode 2

One year earlier: after a stern request from Noah leaves Helen devastated, various pressures cause Helen and Vik to reexamine their relationship. Alison returns to Montauk after a crisis only to have her worst fears realized.

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Episode 4
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7.46
1021 votes

#29 - Episode 4

The Affair - Season 2 - Episode 4

Helen makes an innocent mistake that leads to outrageous consequences. A court order leads to a dire setback for Noah and Alison.

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Adele: Week One
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7.38
159 votes

#30 - Adele: Week One

In Treatment - Season 3 - Episode 4

In order to get a new prescription for sleeping pills, an exhausted Paul visits a young, serious and intelligent therapist, and is compelled to confront deep-rooted fears about his health, his divorce, his patients, and his all-encompassing relationship with former therapist Gina Toll.

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Episode 4
star
7.26
110 votes

#31 - Episode 4

Tell Me You Love Me - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jamie and Dave meet with Dr. Foster. A secret from Carolyn's past haunts Palek.

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Episode 7
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7.26
1184 votes

#32 - Episode 7

The Affair - Season 3 - Episode 7

Helen gives Noah the help he needs - but at what cost? At his absolute weakest, Noah's world has never seemed more hostile or bewildering. A vital moment of release turns suddenly into something that can't be undone.

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