The BEST episodes written by David Shore

Is Paris Burning?
star
8.82
67 votes

#1 - Is Paris Burning?

NYPD Blue - Season 4 - Episode 21

A bus is "hijacked" and wrecked by an inebriated Vince Gotelli, the cop with medical problems and who's a mere 2 months from having 30 years on the job. However, Fancy meets with the bus driver's boss to work out an arrangement about their investigation of the bus incident and he suggests that Vince take a medical retirement. Bobby has regrets about his participation in the FBI investigation into Salvo when the "Rat Squad" begins investigating him for the license plate number he ran. Especially after he discovers no one, Fancy or the FBI will stand up for him. Andy resents that Bobby will not tell him what's going on. Meanwhile, they must investigate the rape and beating (and eventual death) of a woman in her apartment. Their witness identifies the perp, despite his misgivings about doing the right thing. In the end the witness pays the price for his cooperation. With IAB breathing down his neck and the necks of everyone in the squad, Bobby asks Diane to stay somewhere else while he tr

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Three Stories
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8.53
3207 votes

#2 - Three Stories

House - Season 1 - Episode 21

House's ex-girlfriend Stacy Warner returns – not for House but to get help for her ailing husband. While House decides whether or not to take her case, Cuddy forces him to present a lecture to a class of medical students. As he weaves the stories of three patients who all present with a similar symptom, House gives a lecture the students will never forget.

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Broken
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8.41
5437 votes

#3 - Broken

House - Season 6 - Episode 1

House engages in a battle of wits and wills against the attending physician in charge of his detox program. When he starts to lose, House resorts to blackmail to gain the upper hand.

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Easy Money
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8.27
15 votes

#4 - Easy Money

Due South - Season 4 - Episode 2

Fraser's childhood mentor(Tom Quinn)arrives in Chicago with the hope of stopping a U.S. company from constructing a hydro dam that will leave his northern village under water.

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I Love You
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8.21
1385 votes

#5 - I Love You

The Good Doctor - Season 3 - Episode 20

In the second episode of the two-part finale, our doctors work against time and their own personal safety to save the lives of those around them.

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Trampoline
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8.21
1717 votes

#6 - Trampoline

The Good Doctor - Season 2 - Episode 18

As a barroom fight sends Dr. Shaun Murphy to seek treatment at St. Bonaventure’s, Dr. Alex Park and Dr. Audrey Lim disagree over an elderly woman’s post-operative symptoms. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Lim make their romance public, and Dr. Aaron Glassman continues to pursue a relationship with a good friend.

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Everybody Dies
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8.13
5143 votes

#7 - Everybody Dies

House - Season 8 - Episode 22

Facing a 6-month jail term, and the realization that he won't be there for Wilson at the end, House finds himself examining his entire life while contemplating a dismal future without his best friend.

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More
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8.13
2613 votes

#8 - More

The Good Doctor - Season 1 - Episode 18

The team at St. Bonaventure needs to quickly discover the truth behind a young college student’s unexplained injuries before his condition worsens. Meanwhile, after losing his most prized possession, Shaun’s distraction during a surgical procedure may end up risking more than just his job.

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Victoria's Secret (2)
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8.11
71 votes

#9 - Victoria's Secret (2)

Due South - Season 1 - Episode 21

When a woman from Fraser's past shows up in Chicago, he is drawn to her again, but not only is she hiding a secret, she's running from another man.

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Euphoria (2)
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8.10
2648 votes

#10 - Euphoria (2)

House - Season 2 - Episode 21

Foreman continues to experience the same progression of symptoms as the police officer. When he realizes he may be facing imminent death, he calls his father who comes to his son's side. As it comes down to a race against time, House believes the solution to the illness is in the police officer's apartment.

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Burnt Food
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8.05
5473 votes

#11 - Burnt Food

The Good Doctor - Season 1 - Episode 1

Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman, challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.

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No Reason
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8.02
2746 votes

#12 - No Reason

House - Season 2 - Episode 24

As House and his team are working on the diagnosis of a man with a giant, swollen tongue, the husband of a former patient walks into House's office and shoots him. House continues to treat his patient from his ICU hospital bed with the shooter, who has been shot by hospital security and hand-cuffed to his bed, as his roommate. When the after-effects of the shooting begin to impact House, he starts to question his own ability to diagnose properly. As his patient's body deteriorates, House struggles through his self-doubt and must trust his team to find a way to solve the case.

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Vamos (2)
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8.01
852 votes

#13 - Vamos (2)

The Good Doctor - Season 4 - Episode 20

Dr. Shaun Murphy must perform a risky surgery on a patient without electricity when the power suddenly goes out. Dr. Lim and Dr. Mateo Rendón Osma's relationship deepens as they overcome difficulties during their surgery.

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Mount Rushmore
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7.98
4911 votes

#14 - Mount Rushmore

The Good Doctor - Season 1 - Episode 2

Dr. Shaun Murphy’s attention to detail complicates his first day at St. Bonaventure Hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne learns a valuable lesson about honesty when confronted with a difficult diagnosis for her patient.

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Pilot
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7.97
5160 votes

#15 - Pilot

House - Season 1 - Episode 1

A Kindergarten teacher starts speaking gibberish and passed out in front of her class. What looks like a possible brain tumor does not respond to treatment and provides many more questions than answers for House and his team as they engage in a risky trial-and-error approach to her case. When the young teacher refuses any additional variations of treatment and her life starts slipping away, House must act against his code of conduct and make a personal visit to his patient to convince her to trust him one last time.

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Sympathy for the Devil
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7.92
289 votes

#16 - Sympathy for the Devil

Battle Creek - Season 1 - Episode 13

Milt survives a car bombing and enlists Russ to track down his would-be assassin, leading to startling revelations about why Milt is the way he is and what brought him to Battle Creek.

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Sons
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7.92
672 votes

#17 - Sons

The Good Doctor - Season 5 - Episode 18

Shaun and Lea make a big life decision and are pleasantly surprised by the support they receive from their friends at the hospital. Meanwhile, when Dr. Wolke’s parents show up with a revelation, Asher struggles to accept that he and his father may never truly understand one another.

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Occam's Razor
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7.88
3377 votes

#18 - Occam's Razor

House - Season 1 - Episode 3

A college student collapses after rowdy sex with his girlfriend. While House and his team attempt to determine the cause, the student's condition continues to deteriorate and his symptoms multiply complicating the diagnosis.

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A Hawk and a Handsaw
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7.85
111 votes

#19 - A Hawk and a Handsaw

Due South - Season 1 - Episode 12

Fraser poses as a mental patient to investigate strange occurrences in a mental institution.

Middle Ground
star
7.85
2191 votes

#20 - Middle Ground

The Good Doctor - Season 2 - Episode 2

As Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor, Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit to repair a teenage girl’s ritual circumcision. Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.

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Babies & Bathwater
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7.84
2885 votes

#21 - Babies & Bathwater

House - Season 1 - Episode 18

While House and his team scramble to discover what's causing brain and kidney dysfunction in a pregnant woman, Vogler is working to get House fired after House's pharmaeutical speech. House determines the illness, but the woman and her husband must struggle with an emotional and heartbreaking choice: choose between her or that of her unborn child. Vogler calls for a vote to remove House, but when Wilson refuses to make the vote unanimous, Vogler threatens to take his money if Wilson isn't voted out. Finally, Cuddy must take a stand against Vogler.

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Alone
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7.81
2797 votes

#22 - Alone

House - Season 4 - Episode 1

With his diagnostic team gone, House tries to diagnose a young woman who survived an office building collapse. With the condition getting worse, Cuddy puts pressure on House to hire a new team, but instead attempts a differential diagnosis with help from the janitor.

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Sports Medicine
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7.80
2689 votes

#23 - Sports Medicine

House - Season 1 - Episode 12

A severely broken arm reveals a bizarre case of bone loss and ends the comeback plans of major league pitcher Hank Wiggen. House suspects Hank is lying about using steroids, as his condition worsens. When Hank's kidneys start to fail, his wife offers to donate hers, but she would have to abort her early pregnancy. Forced into an impossible solution, and admitting failure as an addict, Hank tries to take his own life. House and his team must isolate and fix the problem soon if this pitcher's life, as well his career, can be saved. Meanwhile, Foreman dates a pharmaceutical representative and House is stuck with two tickets and ends up going on a "date" with Cameron...to a monster truck rally.

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Seven Reasons
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7.78
2955 votes

#24 - Seven Reasons

The Good Doctor - Season 1 - Episode 13

Shaun suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Dr. Melendez’s personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients' lives.

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Disaster
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7.78
1796 votes

#25 - Disaster

The Good Doctor - Season 3 - Episode 1

Following what he believes was a disastrous first date with Carly, Dr. Shaun Murphy proposes a radical surgery to save a newlywed woman’s life. Meanwhile, after the new chief of surgery, Dr. Audrey Lim, announces that the residents can lead surgeries, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park compete for the chance to operate on an elderly patient who has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Influence
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7.76
1374 votes

#26 - Influence

The Good Doctor - Season 3 - Episode 14

After Shaun treats a patient who is a social influencer, he deals with unwanted attention. The team treats a woman who is in abdominal distress after an at-home faecal transplant Carly's efforts to separate Shaun from Lea are challenged.

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Transplant
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7.73
6197 votes

#27 - Transplant

House - Season 8 - Episode 2

A surprising visitor makes House an offer he can't refuse by giving him the opportunity to help the Princeton Plainsboro team treat a unique patient in order to save the life of an organ recipient being treated by Wilson. Although House finds himself back on familiar ground, he quickly realizes that much has changed since he left, and he is forced to work on the case with smart yet timid resident Dr. Chi Park. After several inconclusive treatments and with time running out, House and Dr. Park are left with one last option to examine the patient's medical history that could compromise House's conditional agreement with the hospital. Meanwhile, House makes an effort to reconnect with Wilson despite a cold reception.

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Risky Business
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7.73
6161 votes

#28 - Risky Business

House - Season 8 - Episode 4

A CEO falls mysteriously ill just days before he signs a contract that would relocate his company's entire labor force to China. House attempts to make an underhanded business transaction with his wealthy patient, but when the patient's condition worsens, the team must work around the clock to save his life. Meanwhile, Park prepares for her hearing with the Princeton Plainsboro Disciplinary Committee chaired by Foreman, and Adams' outlook on her patient's business venture reveals her deeper feelings about loyalty.

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Frontline (1)
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7.72
1235 votes

#29 - Frontline (1)

The Good Doctor - Season 4 - Episode 1

Dr. Murphy treats a patient who has an illness that is not only unpredictable in nature, but also unlike anything he or the team has seen before. Dr. Claire Brown continues to work through her grief, still reeling from Dr. Neil Melendez's death.

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The Fix
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7.72
6591 votes

#30 - The Fix

House - Season 7 - Episode 21

After losing a bet with Wilson over a boxing match, House is convinced that his fighter has an underlying medical condition that cost him the fight. While he tries to prove it, he leaves his team alone to help a bomb scientist who suffered a seizure. Meanwhile, House may be experimenting with a new drug to help his leg pain.

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The Blue Line
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7.71
73 votes

#31 - The Blue Line

Due South - Season 1 - Episode 16

Fraser's childhood pal, an egotistic hockey player, is bribed to throw a game.

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Waiting
star
7.69
918 votes

#32 - Waiting

The Good Doctor - Season 4 - Episode 15

After a political protest turns violent, the team races to save two young gunshot victims.

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Stream of Consciousness
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7.69
193 votes

#33 - Stream of Consciousness

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 3 - Episode 5

In a world where neural implants allow everyone instant access to information, Ryan Unger is a throwback, a moron. Because of a brain injury he suffered as a child, he's unable to tap into the Stream -- an electronic collection of all human knowledge -- so he struggles in vain to keep up by reading books, a primitive and forgotten art. But, when a virus in the Stream starts killing people by overloading their brains with data, only Ryan has the skills and independence to stop it. Can a primitive human, relying only on books and his own brain, save a world of machine-made geniuses from self-destruction or will the Stream wash over all of them?

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Frontline (2)
star
7.68
1109 votes

#34 - Frontline (2)

The Good Doctor - Season 4 - Episode 2

Dr. Shaun Murphy and the team try to get a better understanding of COVID-19; Claire looks for a way to grieve Melendez's death through her patients; Dr. Alex Park and Mia discuss their future together.

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Body and Soul
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7.67
5124 votes

#35 - Body and Soul

House - Season 8 - Episode 18

House and the team take on the case of a young boy who has violent dreams of being choked, and then wakes up but still can't take in air. Meanwhile, Park is having intimate dreams involving co-workers, which causes the team to question whether or not there's significance to what each of them dreams. Dominika discovers House has been keeping a secret from her and Wilson drops a bombshell on him.

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Dead & Buried
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7.66
5852 votes

#36 - Dead & Buried

House - Season 8 - Episode 7

The team learns that their 14-year-old patient is suffering from more than teen angst when her physical symptoms worsen. Despite Foreman’s firm opposition, House becomes obsessed with solving a peculiar case of a deceased four-year-old patient, which gets him into serious trouble. Meanwhile, Park tries to get Chase (Jesse Spencer) to admit the reason behind his recent obsession with grooming.

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Parents
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7.65
5718 votes

#37 - Parents

House - Season 8 - Episode 6

A teenage boy attempting to follow in his late father’s footsteps as an entertainer is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro with partial paralysis. As the team searches for a bone marrow match, they uncover a disturbing family secret. Meanwhile, House looks for creative ways to remove his ankle monitor so that he can attend a boxing match in Atlantic City, and he treats a patient who is convinced he is suffering from diabetes. Also, Taub faces a tough decision when his ex-wife Rachel tells him that she wants to move across the country with their infant daughter.

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Pizzas and Promises
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7.64
90 votes

#38 - Pizzas and Promises

Due South - Season 1 - Episode 5

When a young pizza boy named Lenny has his car stolen, Fraser and Ray go undercover at a used car lot to prove that there is something fishy going on, which works...until Ray finds himself underwater WITH the fish!

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Victoria's Secret (1)
star
7.64
74 votes

#39 - Victoria's Secret (1)

Due South - Season 1 - Episode 20

When a woman from Fraser's past shows up in Chicago, he is drawn to her again, but not only is she hiding a secret, she's running from another man.

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New Beginnings
star
7.63
840 votes

#40 - New Beginnings

The Good Doctor - Season 5 - Episode 1

Shaun and Lea’s upcoming engagement party has everyone in a festive mood after their return from Guatemala. Meanwhile, a young single mother learns her son may have contracted his cancer from a surprising source, and Mateo finds out if his previous issues in America will be resolved.

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Not Cancer
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7.62
2992 votes

#41 - Not Cancer

House - Season 5 - Episode 2

The team deals with an organ donor whose organs prove fatal, and the two surviving patients. Meanwhile, House hires a private detective to spy on Wilson, but hears a few things about himself that he'd rather not.

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Skin Deep
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7.61
2824 votes

#42 - Skin Deep

House - Season 2 - Episode 13

House uncovers a startling secret when he treats a teenage supermodel for heroin addiction. Meanwhile, Wilson hopes the increased leg pain in House's leg is an indication his leg nerves are regenerating.

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Gut Check
star
7.57
5113 votes

#43 - Gut Check

House - Season 8 - Episode 16

House and the team take on the case of a 22-year-old minor league hockey player who collapsed while coughing up blood after a fight on the ice. Meanwhile, House drops a bomb on Wilson, and Chase offers to help Park change her living arrangement.

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One Day, One Room
star
7.57
2638 votes

#44 - One Day, One Room

House - Season 3 - Episode 12

While House is forced to work full-time in the clinic and deal with a rape victim who insists on confiding with him, Cameron deals with a terminal cancer patient trying to take advantage of her state of mind.

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Charity Case
star
7.56
6100 votes

#45 - Charity Case

House - Season 8 - Episode 3

House and Park treat a patient, Benjamin, who collapsed after making a surprisingly large charity donation, and come to suspect that the altruistic behavior is a symptom of a deeper disorder. When the patient offers to donate an organ for another patient, the doctors must convince Dr. Adams to help them confirm whether Benjamin is in his right mind or not.

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Perils of Paranoia
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7.55
5565 votes

#46 - Perils of Paranoia

House - Season 8 - Episode 8

A prosecutor suffers from what he believes to be cardiac arrest during an interrogation at the witness stand. The team's preliminary diagnosis is hyper-anxiety, but when Adams and Park investigate the patient's home and find a hidden arsenal of firearms, they uncover a more alarming and deep-seated psychological disorder.

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Shield
star
7.54
139 votes

#47 - Shield

Law & Order - Season 9 - Episode 17

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a police officer who was shot while on an undercover stakeout.

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Pilot
star
7.53
2479 votes

#48 - Pilot

Sneaky Pete - Season 1 - Episode 1

After leaving prison, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete's long-estranged, unsuspecting family and is roped into the family's bail bond business. He's a criminal taking down other criminals and, in the process, he'll discover the family life he's never had.

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Stockholm
star
7.51
224 votes

#49 - Stockholm

Battle Creek - Season 1 - Episode 10

Milt and the Battle Creek P.D. work overtime to locate and rescue Russ after he’s taken hostage by an escaped convict.

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No More Mr. Nice Guy
star
7.48
2646 votes

#50 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

House - Season 4 - Episode 13

House copes with a patient whose symptoms conceal a greater problem, but spends much of his time dodging Cuddy's orders to give performance reviews, and fighting with Amber over who gets to spend more time with Wilson.

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