The BEST episodes written by Carol Barbee

The Rapist Next Door
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8.85
60 votes

#1 - The Rapist Next Door

Close to Home - Season 1 - Episode 13

A recently paroled sex offender who moves into Annabeth's neighborhood becomes the prime suspect in the rape of a young woman. Although the victim identifies the paroled rapist as the man who attacked her, Annabeth does not think she can convince a jury that he is guilty of committing the crime because the behavior he exhibited is different from his usual M.O. Meanwhile, Maureen tells Steve that they should ease up on Annabeth's work load because she thinks juggling a new baby along with all of her cases is spreading her too thin.

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Silent Era
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8.75
4 votes

#2 - Silent Era

Judging Amy - Season 6 - Episode 9

High-school student Graciela Reyes is brought to Amy's courtroom for violating her parole, but it is soon uncovered that the reason for this is that her mother has moved to Gautamala along with her two brothers, leaving Graciela behind; Meanwhile, the Gray family rallies around Maxine after she is forced to have open-heart surgery after she suffers a second heart attack during a visit to the cardiologist; Sean locates Anthony Bird, who is living with a family who had recently adopted him.

Privilege
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8.71
34 votes

#3 - Privilege

Close to Home - Season 1 - Episode 12

A successful African-American man is abducted from his home and presumed dead. A suspect is quickly arrested and refuses to cooperate, but he reveals the location of the body to his lawyer. Annabeth tries to persade the defending attorney to testify against his client after a second black man goes missing, hoping to stop the hate crimes, but the man is reluctant to betray his client's confidence.

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Christenings
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8.33
6 votes

#4 - Christenings

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 11

The rift between Peter and Gillian widens at Walt's christening; Maxine overcomes her resistance and resumes therapy; when a tree that's been neglected crashes through Amy's kitchen window, she mistakenly calls in a landscape designer who reveals a keen insight into the state of both Maxine's garden and her soul; a young girl appears in Amy's court charged with reckless endangerment for running a pro-anorexia web site; Maxine is disturbed when the frustrated mother of a boy with a chronic neurological disorder turns from conventional medical care to a dubious faith healer in an effort to help her son; Amy is mortified when an upheaval during her sushi dinner date with David ruins both the evening and David's new and very expensive shoes.

My Little Runaway
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8.33
6 votes

#5 - My Little Runaway

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 22

Despite David's protests, Amy puts an end to their romantic relationship when he finally returns to Hartford; Maxine realizes that a teenaged client who was abused as a young child has become mentally ill when the girl makes a series of false rape accusations; Kyle has a career epiphany after he meets a fellow traveler at the airport who happens to be an undercover police officer; at her 89th birthday celebration, Isabel Messina is as rude as ever to Maxine, but completely charmed by Sean as he sings her an unusual birthday song; Amy hears the case of a teenaged boy who keeps running away to join the circus; Amy and Kyle lend David support when a critically injured Victor is rushed into surgery after being struck by a car.

The Wrong Man
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8.29
7 votes

#6 - The Wrong Man

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 5

Still grieving over the loss of Jared, Maxine finds it difficult to listen to Amy and Stu plan their wedding; Bruce is less than thrilled working for Judge Bell; Gillian is sad and irritable that she's having difficulty bonding to Walt, and can't seem to talk to Peter about what's troubling her; Kyle feels betrayed when Lily makes her decision about the new attending physician; Amy teaches Lauren and her friends a harsh lesson about popularity, friendship, and the cruelty of cliques; after Zola seeks Amy's help in reaching out to Bruce, he confesses that her role in the Jason Darby case may have put an end to their relationship; Kyle is put in legal jeopardy when he saves the life of a man injured in a bar fight; Maxine overcomes her initial skepticism about the latest claims coming from a young boy known for filing false complaints against the men in his mother's life, and discovers that this latest accusation may have merit, much to the dismay of the boy's mother, who doesn't wa

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Happy Borthday
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8.29
7 votes

#7 - Happy Borthday

Judging Amy - Season 6 - Episode 14

Amy finds it rather difficult to follow her mom's advice and embrace her 40th birthday as a milestone. Donna is in Amy's court representing a 13-year-old girl who accidentally kills her friend while they are out on a joyride but shows no remorse for her death. Maxine tries to determine whether two brothers are better off without the presence of their father, an ex-con, in their lives. Amy miscarries on her 40th birthday. Amy drowns her sorrows at a bar located on the beach, where she meets a stranger who gives her the perspective she needs during her difficult time.

Sedition
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8.15
1057 votes

#8 - Sedition

Jericho (2006) - Season 2 - Episode 6

Following the Rangers' decision to take justice into their own hands, Major Beck goes to extreme measures to prove he's in complete control of the town, while Hawkins receives a call from Chavez telling him that it's time to transport the bomb.

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Accountability
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8.13
8 votes

#9 - Accountability

Judging Amy - Season 6 - Episode 1

With all three of her children living once again under the same roof with her, Maxine finally decides to let them be the grownups that they are (horseplay notwithstanding) and fix their own breakfasts; the ceiling in Amy's courtroom collapses, and she is sentenced to a stint in Accountability court, which she deems a punishment for her ruling in the Casey Ives matter; shortly after his return from New Mexico, David is devastated to discover that the man who holds the secret to his wife's murder has died; Ignacio asks Amy to plead his case with Maxine; Sean asks Maxine to track down the missing placement records on a little boy, and they discover that there's no trace of him anywhere; Heather visits Kyle to ask his forgiveness, announce that she's entering into a treatment program, and tell him about their son, but he doesn't believe any of it; Maxine relents her stance on Ignacio a little by allowing him to fix the broken sprinklers in the garden; Amy tries to figure out what's behind

Baggage Claim
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8.00
4 votes

#10 - Baggage Claim

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 16

Peter is still unhappy about Maxine's dating Ignacio; on the anniversary of his wife's death, David asks Amy to accompany him to a support group meeting; Maxine teaches a young artist under DCF's care the true meaning of family and reaching out for love and support; Amy and David attend the bench bar dinner together and hear news about Stu that upsets Amy; Maxine discovers that her new beau is quite wealthy as she meets Ignacio's mother, ex-wife, and children; despite being in counseling, Peter and Gillian continue to quarrel, especially after Gillian disparages Peter's joining the band; Amy presides over an emotional abuse and neglect petition brought about by a grandmother who is seeking custody of the child conceived when her son raped the boy's mother; Kyle seeks out Peter for some advice on being a father after Heather complains about Kyle's negativity toward her and their baby, and realizes just how upset she is when he can't locate her to apologize; Amy and David come to an agre

Why We Fight
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8.00
1062 votes

#11 - Why We Fight

Jericho (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 22

The battle with New Bern ensues, with Jericho residents out-manned and out-gunned, but not outsmarted. Jericho gains the upper hand but suffers a significant casualty. A friend of Jake's sends help from an unexpected source.

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Clockwork
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7.85
916 votes

#12 - Clockwork

Touch (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 9

As Martin tracks down a man Jake led him to, he discovers that he was Dr. Teller's first patient and is now on death row.

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Closer
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7.85
1025 votes

#13 - Closer

Touch (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Guillermo, a religious zealot, tries to attain his vision.

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Running on Empty
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7.83
6 votes

#14 - Running on Empty

Swingtown - Season 1 - Episode 10

Bruce plans a family trip to the cabin but Laurie has other ideas about keeping her plans with Doug. Roger and Janet start seeing a therapist.

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Gyre (1)
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7.81
1649 votes

#15 - Gyre (1)

Touch (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Aster Corporation's interest in Jake increases as Martin and Abigail seek common ground in the custody battle for his son.

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Reconstruction
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7.79
1093 votes

#16 - Reconstruction

Jericho (2006) - Season 2 - Episode 1

Following the battle of New Bern, Jericho begins the rebuilding process, while the Cheyenne government shows a particular interest in the town. While the dispute between Jericho and New Bern is being sorted out by the Cheyenne government, Heather returns. Meanwhile, an old friend of Rob comes to Jericho.

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Safety in Numbers
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7.79
2855 votes

#17 - Safety in Numbers

Touch (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Martin comes in contact with a homeless man who possesses the same obsession with numbers as Jake, he sets out on a series of seemingly unrelated tasks that connect an abused African woman, a group of African boys entering a dance competition and an outgoing woman at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Meanwhile, Teller pays a visit to Jake's board-and-care facility and emotions run high for Clea.

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Vox Populi
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7.73
1063 votes

#18 - Vox Populi

Jericho (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Some of the residents of Jericho are concerned that Gray's actions may actually make Gray the new mayor. In other news, Mitchell claims that Jonah is the killer under much speculation.

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Till Death Do Us Part
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7.71
3184 votes

#19 - Till Death Do Us Part

Falling Skies - Season 4 - Episode 9

While members of the 2nd Mass attempt to dig out a shot-down Beamer, Tom and a small team follow the Volm to a supply cache in search of equipment to expedite the process. Along the way, they encounter a friend, and must decide whether or not to trust her. Back at camp, Maggie and Ben grow closer as he teaches her to hone her new skills, while Pope and Sara continue to clash, resulting in a fight from which they may never recover.

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Hana 'a'a Makehewa
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7.66
3234 votes

#20 - Hana 'a'a Makehewa

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 12

(Desperate Measures) It’s Christmas in Hawaii, but instead of celebrating, Five-0 is negotiating a hostage situation when the man who killed McGarrett’s father resurfaces. The murderer, Victor Hesse, threatens to detonate an explosive that he’s strapped to Chin Ho’s chest.

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The Eye
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7.60
3641 votes

#21 - The Eye

Falling Skies - Season 4 - Episode 2

The Espheni reveal their new plan to Tom, and he is faced with an impossible decision. Meanwhile, Weaver and Pope investigate a way out of the Espheni prison, while Matt struggles to hide his true allegiance from the “Team Leaders” at the Espheni Youth Camp. Elsewhere, Anne leads an exhausting search for her daughter Lexi, while Ben’s concerns about Lexi’s increasing powers uncovers a devastating secret she’s been keeping.

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ISSUE #101: How Do You Raise a Superhero?
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7.60
739 votes

#22 - ISSUE #101: How Do You Raise a Superhero?

Raising Dion - Season 1 - Episode 1

Widowed mom Nicole struggles to raise her only child Dion, not knowing the second-grader possesses powers beyond anyone's comprehension.

Noosphere Rising
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7.59
2021 votes

#23 - Noosphere Rising

Touch (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Martin attempts to find Teller's mysterious workshop and winds up aiding another professor, Logan, to win big at poker. Meanwhile, a young Italian man creates a viral video to track down the love of his life, whom he only met in passing, and a city slicker who plans to sell off his dead father's ranch, winds up learning a lesson from a horse that makes him appreciate the rural life his father chose. Then, Martin's sister-in-law, Abigail Kelsey, visits Clea and Jake at the board-and-care facility, much to Martin's dismay.

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Ko'olauloa
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7.55
3375 votes

#24 - Ko'olauloa

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 6

(North Shore of O’ahu) When the CEO of a successful surf company is murdered, Kono revisits her past while Five-0 is thrown into the varied but interconnected worlds of North Shore surfing.

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E Malama
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7.48
3001 votes

#25 - E Malama

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 16

(To Protect) When the sole witness in a high-profile murder case disappears, Five-0 must head into the jungle to locate and protect her from assassins who are closing in fast.

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Malama Ka Aina
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7.45
4137 votes

#26 - Malama Ka Aina

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 3

(Respect the Land) When an escalating gang war spills into the stands of the local high school football game, injuring several bystanders and killing a gang leader, Five-0 uncovers an unlikely partnership between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob.

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Ryan's First Day
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7.28
136 votes

#27 - Ryan's First Day

Three Rivers - Season 1 - Episode 2

An 18-year old in need of a double-lung transplant, struggles to survive as the team runs into an obstacle that may prevent her from being eligible for the procedure.

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Hannukah
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7.14
133 votes

#28 - Hannukah

Dash & Lily - Season 1 - Episode 3

After Lily shares the memory of her worst Christmas ever, Dash devises a late-night challenge that pushes her far outside her comfort zone.