The BEST episodes written by Darren Swimmer

Daddy Dearest
1 votes

#1 - Daddy Dearest

Silk Stalkings - Season 3 - Episode 8

A man tells his step-daughter that he longs for her to come home from school the next day. She knows he will abuse her, but when she gets home she finds his dead body.

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Beside Still Water
969 votes

#2 - Beside Still Water

Shadowhunters - Season 2 - Episode 20

Jace and Clary rush to make a final stand, but when a traitor is revealed, Jace and Clary may have a bigger fight on their hands than expected. Meanwhile, Alec and Izzy must fight off a large mass of demons that have unexpectedly shown up, as Luke and Simon head to the Seelie Court to deal with some unfinished business with the Seelie Queen.

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By the Light of Dawn
1233 votes

#3 - By the Light of Dawn

Shadowhunters - Season 2 - Episode 10

The New York Institute is under attack as Valentine's plan for The Soul Sword is getting dangerously close to coming to fruition. The Shadowhunters must act fast to save their loved ones and the rest of the Downworld. Meanwhile, some of the Downworlders have their own plan to stop Valentine and their target is Clary.

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186 votes

#4 - Wilshire

Melrose Place (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 18

Amanda fires Ella from WPK. However, not one to go out without a fight, Ella searches for anything to blackmail Amanda. Unfortunately for one of the ladies, the end result is worse than she could have ever imagined. Meanwhile, after attending a NYU reunion, Jonah asks Riley to reconcile and Lauren and David get back together but a jealous Morgan retaliates and puts Lauren’s life in jeopardy. Drew tries to stop Michael from performing a dangerous surgery, but Michael sets Drew up to get caught with drugs, causing Drew to be thrown out of ULA. Finally, Sydney makes a surprise appearance.

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All Things Must Pass
1763 votes

#5 - All Things Must Pass

Defiance - Season 2 - Episode 12

Nolan races to save Tommy’s life and stop Irisa before her growing forces can put their devastating plan into motion. Meanwhile back in town, Amanda learns the heart-breaking truth about her sister’s murder leading to a daring showdown between Amanda and Stahma.

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Beasts of Burden
1920 votes

#6 - Beasts of Burden

Defiance - Season 2 - Episode 4

After his caravan is viscously attacked in the badlands, a badly shaken Pottinger orders Nolan to hunt down and destroy those responsible. Nolan’s manhunt implicates one of Rafe’s miners causing tensions to explode.

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On Infernal Ground
776 votes

#7 - On Infernal Ground

Shadowhunters - Season 3 - Episode 1

Secrets abound as the shadowhunters and downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine's death. Clary struggles with keeping her secret about Raziel's wish, while Alec pushes Jace to come clean about whatever he and Clary are hiding. Luke must use tough love to keep his secret hidden from Ollie, and Magnus hides his true feelings about his new position in the Warlock community from Alec. Meanwhile, Lilith sets a plan in motion in New York City as Simon spends time in the Seelie Court.

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1005 votes

#8 - Arrival

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 1

Lana greets two new Kryptonian arrivals from the ship, Nam-Ek and Aethyr, and their presence poses a grave danger to Clark and his family & friends.

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The Eye of the Needle
244 votes

#9 - The Eye of the Needle

Guilt - Season 1 - Episode 5

A weary Grace spends the night at the police station, only to be accosted by paparazzi when she tries to leave. As the situation turns ugly, a stranger comes to her rescue. After agreeing to go off with the Good Samaritan, she begins to suspect that he has darker intentions. When Natalie realizes Grace is gone, she and Detective Bruno frantically search the city, hoping to find her sister before it's too late. Meanwhile, Patrick goes undercover at The Courtenay, a posh sex club, to get to the bottom of his sister's double life and find her killer.

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879 votes

#10 - Phantom

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 22

Clark discovers the reason Lana married Lex then and sets out to kill Lionel. Lex tries to use DNA from the last phantom to power his super-soldiers. Lois goes to a dam to search for Lex's lab but is caught by a security guard and fatally injured. Chloe's power is discovered.

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808 votes

#11 - Commencement

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 22

After a nightmare, Clark goes to the cave to confront his father Jor-El. Jor-El warns that the crystals have fallen into human hands and have triggered a new meteor shower which will annihilate the Earth unless he reunites the three crystals. Meanwhile, Lex helps Lana, who has apparently commited murder, but then turns against her to get possession of her Kryptonian stone. As disaster looms, Chloe and Lois try to find Lana while Clark attempts to reassemble the stones, and Jason returns to make things unpleasant for the Kents.

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The Crown v Atwood
202 votes

#12 - The Crown v Atwood

Guilt - Season 1 - Episode 9

Dubbed “Grace the Disgrace” and hounded by the British tabloids, young American Grace stands trial for Molly Ryan’s murder. Stan determinedly works around every legal obstacle presented in order to cast doubt on her guilt, while Natalie and Bruno race against the clock to find new evidence to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, in custody, Grace recognizes an opportunity that could potentially free her. Later, Prince Theo’s house of lies starts to crumble.

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832 votes

#13 - Visage

Smallville - Season 2 - Episode 11

Whitney returns to Smallville, eager to start back up where he left off with Lana. But everything isn't what it seems...

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The Dance of the Celestial Orb
140 votes

#14 - The Dance of the Celestial Orb

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kate embarks on a solo mission that raises Curtain's suspicions and endangers the team.

976 votes

#15 - Identity

Smallville - Season 8 - Episode 7

Jimmy catches a red and blue blur on film when he takes a picture of Clark saving Lois from a mugger; after Tess decides to run the picture on the front page of the Daily Planet, Clark fears his identity will be discovered.

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1004 votes

#16 - Aqua

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 4

At a party at Crater Lake, Lois is saved from drowning by Arthur "A.C." Curry. Arthur has incredible swimming abilities, but also a secret agenda aimed at...Lex. Meanwhile, Professor Fine discussed Lex's weapons-manfucturing operations with Clark.

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972 votes

#17 - Duplicity

Smallville - Season 2 - Episode 3

Pete finds Clark's spaceship, forcing Clark to reveal his secret to his best friend. Dr. Hamilton is plagued by kryptonite-fueled illness and focuses on Pete. Meanwhile, Lana has to deal with Nell and her plans to remarry while Lex and Lionel adjust to life together.

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San Vicente
98 votes

#18 - San Vicente

Melrose Place (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 12

Jonah and Riley decide to head to Las Vegas to elope but the day doesn’t quite go as planned. Ella arranges a pitch meeting for Jonah with an important producer who is interested in buying his film. Meanwhile, Lauren calls David after she gets in trouble with one of her male clients and Auggie confesses his true feelings for Riley. Also, Michael gives David information about Sydney’ killer and Amanda bonds with Violet over Sydney, but of course Amanda has an ulterior motive in getting to know Violet.

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The Bride Wore Black
3238 votes

#19 - The Bride Wore Black

Defiance - Season 1 - Episode 10

The town of Defiance is shocked when the remains of a leading businessman who went missing almost six years ago, are discovered hidden in the walls of the NeedWant.

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795 votes

#20 - Freak

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 15

A boy named Tobias was blinded by the meteor shower but given the ability to identify other meteor freaks. Lex is using Tobias to locate other people with abilities so that he can perform experiments on them. Lana learns of Tobias and is fearful that he will name Clark as a freak, so she offers him a cornea transplant to keep him quiet. But Tobias has some surprising news.

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922 votes

#21 - Rush

Smallville - Season 2 - Episode 14

Students are engaging in wild, sometimes suicidal stunts, and Chloe and Pete are the next ones to become "infected."..and they use a piece of red meteor rock to get Clark to join them.

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928 votes

#22 - Kara

Smallville - Season 7 - Episode 2

Clark and Lois meet Smallville's newest arrival face-to-face, and she has some surprising news. Clark decides to leave Smallville and continue with his superhero training but Jor-el informs him that a new Kryptonian menace has arisen.

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Brothers in Arms
3479 votes

#23 - Brothers in Arms

Defiance - Season 1 - Episode 6

An old war buddy catches up with Nolan at the same time a Castithan criminal with a history of violence enters the picture.

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Blank Expression
78 votes

#24 - Blank Expression

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Season 2 - Episode 5

The kids call in the help of an old friend as they scour the countryside for clues to Constance's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Constance finds herself imprisoned by a surprising foe who hopes to shed light on an old failure. After successfully following the kid's trail, Rhonda splits off from Milligan and Ms. Perumal on a solo detour. As Curtain's methods prove to have troubling side effects, his lackeys scramble to find a cure and Number Two begins to doubt Mr. Benedict's desire to escape.

852 votes

#25 - Sneeze

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 2

In the aftermath of Zod's activities, Clark develops a new power. Lois gets a new job, Lana takes a new step in her relationship with Lex, and Lex has to deal with a new danger. Meanwhile, an old friend of Lex's arrives in Metropolis.

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A Joyful Lens
76 votes

#26 - A Joyful Lens

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Season 2 - Episode 7

Mr. Benedict and Number Two's plan to subdue Dr. Curtain backfires. After arriving at the compound, The Society regroups to rescue their captured comrades. Meanwhile, Dr. Curtain hosts a celebration to announce his plans for global expansion. After Sticky cracks the method behind Dr. Curtain's happiness technique, the kids struggle to devise a plan to reverse the effects before all is lost. The Society then attempts a daring escape and find themselves fleeing with a surprising companion in tow.

811 votes

#27 - Blue

Smallville - Season 7 - Episode 8

Clark hears his mother's voice trapped in Kara's crystal, and releases her. She gives him Jor-El's ring made of Blue Kryptonite, which strips him of his powers.

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792 votes

#28 - Accelerate

Smallville - Season 2 - Episode 21

Lana is haunted by the ghost of a dead friend, Emily, but the "spirit" has connections to Lionel Luthor, who is also scheming to get control of the Indian caves and "help" Lex with his wedding.

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855 votes

#29 - Extinction

Smallville - Season 3 - Episode 3

Clark discovers someone is hunting people affected by the kryptonite rocks and the killer's next target is Lex. Clark uses his powers to save Lex, but is caught off guard when the killer learns his weakness and shoots him with a kryptonite bullet.

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Run Silent, Run Deep
140 votes

#30 - Run Silent, Run Deep

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Season 1 - Episode 6

Benedict and Curtain's indelibly intertwined pasts are revealed.

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No Ordinary Quake
2479 votes

#31 - No Ordinary Quake

No Ordinary Family - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jim tries to discover the cause of recent earthquakes; Stephanie suspects that J.J. may be lying about his lack of powers; Daphne faces a moral dilemma when she reads the minds of a fellow student and teacher.

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No Ordinary Brother
1926 votes

#32 - No Ordinary Brother

No Ordinary Family - Season 1 - Episode 12

Jim's wayward brother, Mike, makes a surprise visit to the Powell household and discovers the family has powers. But in an attempt to make some quick cash, he tries to convince JJ to using his abilities to win big by betting on the horses. Meanwhile, in a surprise twist, Katie is given a promotion at Global Tech by Human Resources VP Victoria Morrow (Rebecca Mader, "Lost"), who may be hiding a secret agenda, and Daphne is placed on the school's peer disciplinary committee and believes a student may have been wrongly accused of possessing drugs.

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843 votes

#33 - Solitude

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 8

When Martha comes down with a strange disease, Professor Fine convinces Clark that Jor-El is responsible and that the Fortress must be trying to eliminate the father of Kal-El. But Professor Fine has an ulterior motive which comes to fruition when they arrive.

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838 votes

#34 - Asylum

Smallville - Season 3 - Episode 9

Three of Clark's former opponents approach Lex to enlist his help in luring Clark to the hospital after they hear that Lionel has requested Lex be given electroshock therapy to erase his memory. However, the plan goes awry when the villains double-cross Lex and use kryptonite to steal Clark's powers. Meanwhile, Lana meets a mysterious stranger in the hospital.

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806 votes

#35 - Recruit

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 13

Clark is approached by Met U for recruitment and meets Geoff, a former Smallville resident. It soon becomes apparent that he is using his powers to paralyze anybody who gets in his way...including Lois.

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804 votes

#36 - Hypnotic

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 16

Clark is hypnotized by a woman who uses a supposedly magical charm to control others - he reveals his super powers and is sent to kill Lex. Meanwhile, Lex has tracked down the missing Professor Fine and plans to confront him, unaware that Clark is coming to murder him.

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843 votes

#37 - Fragile

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 18

Clark befriends a little girl who has the ability to telekinetically shatter glass, then comes to her aid when it's believed she killed her mother in a brutal stabbing attack. Meanwhile Lex and Lana grow closer together and Chloe finds out about it.

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1175 votes

#38 - Power

Smallville - Season 8 - Episode 13

Clark discovers that Lana is missing; Tess reveals what really happened to Lana when she woke up from her Brainiac-induced coma; Tess is shocked by what she discovers in a secret LuthorCorp facility.

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775 votes

#39 - Rage

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 7

After being shot while stopping a carjacking, the Green Arrow begins acting strangely. Chloe and Clark investigate and find Oliver is taking a super drug that while healing his wound, has some dangerous side effects.

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832 votes

#40 - Velocity

Smallville - Season 3 - Episode 13

After Pete refuses to throw a street race, the thugs that run it threaten his life, so he asks Clark to use his powers to stop them. Furious that Pete would put himself in this position, Clark must figure out a way to save Pete and still protect his secret. Meanwhile, Jonathan begins to suffer the consequences of his deal with Jor-El.

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767 votes

#41 - Transference

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 6

Clark is drawn to the state penitentery by one of the kryptonian crystals, which Lionel is using to switch bodies with Lex. Clark intervenes and Lionel enters his body instead. While Lionel uses his newfound super-powers to regain his lost fortune and alienate Clark's friend, Clark must convince his parents that he is the "real" Clark and reverse the processs, while avoiding murderous convicts.

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1195 votes

#42 - Odyssey

Smallville - Season 8 - Episode 1

Green Arrow calls upon fellow heroes Black Canary and Aquaman to locate the missing Clark Kent, last seen in the Arctic. , The Martian Manhunter also joins in to help out.

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807 votes

#43 - Resurrection

Smallville - Season 3 - Episode 15

While his father is awaiting surgery, Clark befriends a young boy, Garrett whose brother Vince just died from liver failure. However, everyone is shocked when Vince shows up alive and seemingly well - until his liver starts failing again. In a desperate attempt to keep his brother alive, Garrett straps a Kryptonite bomb to himself and demands that Vince be given Jonathan's liver or he will blow up the building.

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Tenants (Pilot)
194 votes

#44 - Tenants (Pilot)

Melrose Place (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the updated version of the popular 1990s series, landlady Sydney Andrews has made herself into the a central figure in the lives of all her tenants, especially David Breck, the son of her ex, Dr. Michael Mancini. Other tenents include publicist Ella Simms; Auggie Kirkpatrick, a sous chef; Lauren Yung, a medical student; and Jonah Miller, an aspiring filmmaker.

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