The BEST episodes written by David Babcock

All About the Haves and the Have Not's
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8.36
11 votes

#1 - All About the Haves and the Have Not's

Privileged - Season 1 - Episode 7

Megan is concerned that Rose and Sage don't have enough extra-curricular activities to get into Duke, so she arranges for them to volunteer with a charity that provides prom dresses to under-privileged girls. Rose and Sage make a mess of the dresses they are supposed to alter, but they fix the problem in their own unique style. Meanwhile, Megan decides the time has come to reconnect with her estranged father and invites him to dinner at the estate. Megan asks Marco to prepare dinner for two, but when Lily, Will, Rose and Sage also show up for dinner, the party goes surprisingly well until Sage catches Lily in an embarrassing situation. Megan comes to a new understanding with her dad, but later that night, she has a nasty confrontation with her best friend Charlie.

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The Halloween Party
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7.98
94 votes

#2 - The Halloween Party

Hope & Faith - Season 3 - Episode 6

There's a neighborhood Halloween party contest between Hope and her neighbor Trudy but what can Faith do when she is invited to Trudy's party as the date for Trudy's rather attractive cousin?

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Mulholland
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7.94
150 votes

#3 - Mulholland

Melrose Place (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 15

Ella is a little overwhelmed by Jonah's constant attention and decides couplehood might not be for her. Lauren succumbs to Dr. Mancini's threats and David decides to buy Coal, but the price turns out to be a little higher than he thought. Meanwhile, Drew moonlights in a band and Amanda catches Ben and Riley in a compromising position.

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Gumbo & Glory
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7.82
1480 votes

#4 - Gumbo & Glory

Hart of Dixie - Season 1 - Episode 3

Zoe enters a gumbo contest in yet another attempt to prove she can fit in as a Bluebell resident; Lavon has a crush on Zoe and Brick's new receptionist, and the news sours Lemon; and Zoe and Brick must look past their differences to save someone's life.

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Tyson
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7.76
213 votes

#5 - Tyson

In the Dark (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Murphy, unable to deal with things, begins to push everyone away, including Max. Meanwhile, Murphy and Jess have a heart-to-heart.

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Higher Ground
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7.69
705 votes

#6 - Higher Ground

Reign (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 20

Mary enlists a mercenary to help her, which forces her to realize there are sacrifices and lives she is willing to risk to save her country. Francis embraces his role as Dauphin to lead France in a brutal battle against England, and finds a new ally in Leith. Meanwhile, as Lola grows closer to Lord Julien, she gets increasingly suspicious that he is going to betray her.

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Previously on Dharma & Greg
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7.68
72 votes

#7 - Previously on Dharma & Greg

Dharma & Greg - Season 5 - Episode 12

Greg proposing to another woman? Dharma bringing another man home to meet the folks? This landmark flashback episode takes place six months prior to the series pilot and shows Dharma and Greg's lives before they met and married on their first date. Share in Kitty's chagrin as Greg breaks up with his debutante fiancée, and join Larry as he watches Dharma leave a great guy who ""refuses to get a job.""

Gilmore Girls Only
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7.66
860 votes

#8 - Gilmore Girls Only

Gilmore Girls - Season 7 - Episode 17

Lorelai and Rory plan a road trip to attend Mia's wedding. Emily invites herself along in an effort to get away from Richard, who is driving her crazy while he recuperates at home. At the wedding, Emily is upset by the close relationship Mia shares with Lorelai and Rory. Finally, Lane goes into labor and Luke helps get everyone to the hospital.

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Hairdos & Holidays
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7.65
1437 votes

#9 - Hairdos & Holidays

Hart of Dixie - Season 1 - Episode 10

Zoe encourages Rose to enter the annual Miss Cinnamon Cider Pageant even though Lemon’s younger sister, Magnolia Breeland, is a shoo-in to win. Of course, with Zoe coaching Rose and Lemon coaching Magnolia, rivalry takes on a whole new meaning. Meanwhile, George and Wade go on a road trip to pick up a Christmas tree for Bluebell’s town square. Also, in flashbacks, we learn some of the history of Lemon’s relationship with her mother, as well as the details of when Lemon and Lavon first realized they had a connection.

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Father of the Year
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7.65
347 votes

#10 - Father of the Year

Feed The Beast - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tommy and Dion court an unlikely investor, Tommy's estranged father. Meanwhile, TJ's troubles at school lead to a dangerous misunderstanding at home.

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Poison of Interest
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7.58
289 votes

#11 - Poison of Interest

Twisted (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 10

When Coach Chandler takes the blame for covering up the soccer team poisoning scandal, Regina's mother Gloria targets Danny for expulsion, leaving even his friends unsure if they should defend him. Meanwhile, Kyle finds a troubling connection between the Desai family and Green Grove City Hall, and is even more dismayed when he learns the mayor has hired another investigator to look into Regina's murder. And Rico scrambles to stop the spread of a revealing video that could rip friendships apart and hurt someone he cares about deeply.

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Be My Baby
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7.54
171 votes

#12 - Be My Baby

Feed The Beast - Season 1 - Episode 9

TJ takes matters into his own hands when it comes to his tormentor; Tommy confronts Dion over his fears for his son.

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To Whom It May Concern
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7.51
905 votes

#13 - To Whom It May Concern

Gilmore Girls - Season 7 - Episode 12

Rory makes amends with Lucy while Christopher finds the letter Lorelai wrote for Luke's character reference. Rory witnesses a frightening sight while at Richard's Economics class. Sookie is acting weirdly so Lorelai makes Jackson confess.

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All About the Ripple Effect
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7.50
40 votes

#14 - All About the Ripple Effect

Privileged - Season 1 - Episode 12

Just as she's finally beginning to adjust to having a relationship with her father, Megan receives an unexpected visit from her mother. Meanwhile, Sage fights her feelings for Luis, and Will finds it difficult to comprehend Megan's family issues.

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All About Betrayal
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7.50
40 votes

#15 - All About Betrayal

Privileged - Season 1 - Episode 17

Megan is thrilled when Will tells her that his father is starting a new magazine based on Megan and Will's idea. Eager to pitch ideas for the first issue, Megan and Will soon find the magazine's new editor-in-chief, David Besser, is not easy to please. When Marco decides to win Keith back and shows up unannounced at his house, he discovers Keith is now involved with his longtime friend Jennifer. Marco takes dramatic action to keep his true love from slipping away. Meanwhile, Rose tells Sage the shocking news that Miles is their real grandfather. The twins tell Megan what they know, then confront Laurel with the truth. During all the family drama, Rose knows that Sage is keeping something from her and when Sage finally confesses her own personal secret, it causes a profound change in the twin's relationship.

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Three for the Road
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7.47
231 votes

#16 - Three for the Road

Twisted (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 6

When new evidence in Regina’s murder mystery points to Connecticut, Danny, Jo and Lacey decide to hit the road, without telling their parents. The trip could well end in disaster: Jo and Lacey are at odds, with Danny struggling to play peacemaker, and Danny is blatantly violating his parole by crossing state lines. Meanwhile, Kyle is determined to track Jo down, and Karen and Tess bond over an impromptu pottery lesson.

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Homecoming
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7.44
599 votes

#17 - Homecoming

Brothers & Sisters - Season 5 - Episode 1

It's been a year since the Walker family was torn apart by a tragic car accident, and in a very un-Walker like fashion, everyone has been avoiding everyone else. Truths and reality only start to set in when the family is forced to come together for Justin's homecoming party: Nora tries to prepare for the party, but is not acting like the mother she used to be; Sarah is consumed with the Narrow Lake deal; Kevin has a new career as public defense attorney; Saul and Scotty are running their restaurant; and Kitty's life has become a taboo subject for everyone.

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Snowflakes & Soulmates
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7.43
1213 votes

#18 - Snowflakes & Soulmates

Hart of Dixie - Season 1 - Episode 15

Zoe Hart is thrilled to see snow in Bluebell, but the rest of the town is superstitious that it will bring bad luck. When Lavon’s parents make a visit to Bluebell, Lavon thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce them to Didi, but the introduction doesn’t exactly go according to plan. Lemon and George make a big decision about their future.

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French Twist
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7.41
839 votes

#19 - French Twist

Gilmore Girls - Season 7 - Episode 7

Lorelai and Chris fly to France to take Gigi to see her mother, Sherry. Zach and Lane find out they're having twins and break the news of their impending parenthood to Mrs. Kim, with unexpected consequences.

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Mission: Implausible
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7.40
75 votes

#20 - Mission: Implausible

Dharma & Greg - Season 5 - Episode 18

A visit from Kirk, a younger alumnus from Greg's law school, launches an unsuspecting Greg into the middle of a crazy college game with very specific rules developed by ""seriously drunk"" undergraduates. Despite Greg's reluctance to engage in a college prank at this stage in his life, Dharma leaves him no choice when she rallies the gang to help him win back his championship title in a relatively amusing parody of Mission: Impossible. Meanwhile, security guard Larry is disturbed when his supervisor Walter points out that he gets special treatment because his daughter is married to the boss's son. When Larry demands Edward rescind all special treatment, Walter obligingly fires Larry.

Tuesday's Child
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7.32
69 votes

#21 - Tuesday's Child

Dharma & Greg - Season 5 - Episode 22

A little girl forms an attachment to Dharma and Greg; Kitty is ordered to perform community service.

Used Karma
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7.26
69 votes

#22 - Used Karma

Dharma & Greg - Season 5 - Episode 7

When Greg starts to dress and act strangely after driving the used car Dharma recently bought, she worries he's been possessed by the spirit of the car's previous owner, a petty criminal and gambler who met an untimely death. Meanwhile, Edward has Larry set up a security camera at his house to help catch the kid who eggs his house every Halloween, but the ""trick"" is still on him.

Resolved
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7.26
484 votes

#23 - Resolved

Brothers & Sisters - Season 5 - Episode 7

Justin suddenly takes a much more keen interest in Holly's recovery after a nurse (guest starring Odette Yustman as Annie) at the hospital catches his eye; Nora's fellow radio host, psychiatrist Dr. Karl, finds his way into Nora's heart when he helps Sarah and Kitty resolve some old sisterly squabbles; and Paige helps Kevin and Scotty find forgiveness.

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The Big Shanowski
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7.12
64 votes

#24 - The Big Shanowski

Hope & Faith - Season 3 - Episode 17

Charley finds a skill of Faith's he can admire: She's a good bowler. So he asks her to be his partner in an upcoming tournament. Then he must figure out a nice way to dump his usual partner, the athletically challenged Hope.

Try to Remember This Kind of September
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7.12
95 votes

#25 - Try to Remember This Kind of September

Dharma & Greg - Season 5 - Episode 6

Dharma finds herself inadvertently trying to compete with a visiting childhood friend. Dharma and September grew up together in a commune, and September has remained loyal to her nonconformist ways, such as preparing a salad with greens that ""were growing in the cracks in the sidewalk"" and singing songs taught her by Nelson Mandela. Feeling guilty over how much her own life has changed, Dharma decides to get back to basics. First, she simplifies her wardrobe; then she wonders what else she and Greg can do without—like maybe electricity, or at least Greg's beloved television (just before the Superbowl). But what worries her most is a suspicion that September may have designs on Larry. And she's right—but they're not what she fears.

Total Sabrina Live!
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6.91
129 votes

#26 - Total Sabrina Live!

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 7 - Episode 1

This episode concludes I Fall To Pieces! before the credits. Sabrina joins Morgan and Roxie on a trip to visit MTV to meet "Total Request Live" host Carson Daly and interview the rock band Course of Nature after Morgan wins a writing contest with the ultra-hip Scorch music magazine. But after Morgan admits she submitted Sabrina's writing, Sabrina turns it around and captures a job at the magazine. Meanwhile, with her aunts moving back to the Other Realm, Sabrina begins a new chapter of her life when she, Roxie and Morgan move into the house.

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The One That Got Away
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6.89
410 votes

#27 - The One That Got Away

Brothers & Sisters - Season 5 - Episode 14

The Walkers' plans to celebrate Valentine's Day go horribly wrong when Tommy tells Sarah about another secret that Nora has kept buried since they were kids, and Saul's hopes for a romantic evening with Jonathan are dashed by a visiting high profile food critic.

Ocean
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6.48
63 votes

#28 - Ocean

Melrose Place (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 9

The police issue an arrest warrant for Auggie after learning his blood was on Sydney’s murder weapon.

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The Pushkin Letters
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0.00
0 votes

#29 - The Pushkin Letters

Suddenly Susan - Season 4 - Episode 3

To impress Ian, Susan claims to speak Russian. However, when he asks her to be an interpreter for a dinner-party guest, she's at a loss for words.

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First Date
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0.00
0 votes

#30 - First Date

Suddenly Susan - Season 4 - Episode 9

Oliver freaks out when Susan calls him her ""boyfriend""; Ian thwarts Vicki's plot to party on company time.

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The Herminator
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0.00
0 votes

#31 - The Herminator

Herman's Head - Season 1 - Episode 6

To protect Heddy's honor, Herman punches out an executive VP.

That's What Friends Aren't For
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0.00
0 votes

#32 - That's What Friends Aren't For

Herman's Head - Season 1 - Episode 14

Herman and Jay share an apartment, and then share their feelings in therapy when the arrangement goes awry.