The BEST episodes written by Evan T. Reilly

Better Angels
11308 votes

#1 - Better Angels

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 12

Someone dangerous may be loose near the farm; Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn keep the group safe.

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Game Day
2543 votes

#2 - Game Day

Ballers - Season 2 - Episode 10

Spencer makes a last-ditch effort to get back what he's lost. Ricky awaits a call that could define his future. Vernon takes a road trip. Siefert offers Charles a big opportunity, but it comes at a cost.

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12164 votes

#3 - Nebraska

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 8

Rick and the others try to restore order in the aftermath of a terrible discovery. Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears, Rick and Glenn must follow him into town.

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Million Bucks in a Bag
2462 votes

#4 - Million Bucks in a Bag

Ballers - Season 2 - Episode 9

Spencer gets a surprising offer from Andre; Ricky mulls where to put down roots; Vernon works overtime to return to the field; Charles and Julie clash over his busy schedule.

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357 votes

#5 - Believe

Rescue Me - Season 2 - Episode 8

Jerry forces the crew to attend a birthday party that his son is throwing for his boyfriend. Meanwhile, Tommy makes a move on Mariel after she tells him she might not be his half sister after all. Franco asks Laura to move in with him while Sheila tries to make Tommy jealous by showing off her new girlfriend.

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281 votes

#6 - Retards

Rescue Me - Season 3 - Episode 10

Following a meeting with Janet, Tommy has yet another confrontation with Johnny; Teddy's conjugal visits with Ellie prove to be a letdown; and Franco tries to befriend his new girlfriend's mentally challenged brother. Elsewhere, Tommy keeps his vigil at Stack's bedside.

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2171 votes

#7 - Flamingos

Ballers - Season 1 - Episode 10

Spencer faces a tough decision when Joe has an idea for a new venture; Ricky is confronted by his dad; Charles gets another chance; and Jason and Spencer try to get through to Vernon once and for all.

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Walk with Me
10098 votes

#8 - Walk with Me

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 3

After witnessing an accident, Andrea and Michonne are introduced to a new community of survivors. As conflicts arise with their new acquaintances, a decision must be made.

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Tattoo You
191 votes

#9 - Tattoo You

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - Season 1 - Episode 6

Gigi asks Johnny to get a tattoo of her name as a sign of true fatherly commitment.

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319 votes

#10 - Karate

Rescue Me - Season 3 - Episode 8

Lou turns to new-age techniques in his efforts to change his life. Sean and Maggie come to a surprising decision. Tommy and Angie continue to see each other, which quickly leads to an embarrassing scene with Janet.

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Everything Is Everything
2239 votes

#11 - Everything Is Everything

Ballers - Season 1 - Episode 6

Charles decides he is going to be selfish. Joe negotiates with Maximo. Ricky's off-field activities end up being revealed.

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The Suicide King
9159 votes

#12 - The Suicide King

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 9

After the invasion of Woodbury by Rick’s group, Daryl and Merle are captured by The Governor. Rick decides the fate of Tyreese’s group.

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1867 votes

#13 - Crackback

Ballers - Season 3 - Episode 9

Spencer learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.

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Yay Area
1805 votes

#14 - Yay Area

Ballers - Season 3 - Episode 10

Spencer and Joe get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky maps out a new future. Jason gets Charles another crack at a coveted job. Reggie makes an impact at training camp.

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2187 votes

#15 - Gaslighting

Ballers - Season 1 - Episode 8

Spencer tries to save Vernon by confronting his past; Ricky tries to reconcile with Bella; Charles finds that his football skills come in handy.

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Most Guys
2534 votes

#16 - Most Guys

Ballers - Season 2 - Episode 5

Spencer tries to mentor Travis while dodging unwelcome medical news and the ghosts of his financial past. Attempting to cheer up Vernon, Reggie and Joe buy a wild gift. Ricky encourages Charles to stand up for himself; later, he gets advice on a big career decision after running into a face from the past.

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Face of the Franchise
3036 votes

#17 - Face of the Franchise

Ballers - Season 2 - Episode 1

Convinced to appear on a talk show, Spencer ends up facing off with an old adversary, which puts his company and reputation in jeopardy. A reformed Ricky gets bad news in advance of his 30th birthday party. Charles relishes his new status as a fan favorite, but may face changes on the field.

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251 votes

#18 - Animal

Rescue Me - Season 4 - Episode 9

The Gavin clan stages an intervention after several disturbing family calls; the mysterious woman (Gina Gershon) from the restaurant leaves Tommy wanting more; Janet must take matters into her own hands to get her baby back; and a depressed Mike calls Tommy in a moment of despair

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Bull Rush
2246 votes

#19 - Bull Rush

Ballers - Season 3 - Episode 2

In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent top running back Kisan, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.

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Move The Chains
2383 votes

#20 - Move The Chains

Ballers - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hoping to attract new clients, Spencer and Joe hold a corporate event. In their fight over Vernon, Spencer and Reggie's rivalry hits the boiling point. Bored by retirement, Charles lets loose for a night. Ricky learns his beef with his teammate, Alonzo, may be due to an awkward connection.

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Make Believe
2039 votes

#21 - Make Believe

Ballers - Season 3 - Episode 5

Spencer faces new challenges getting Wayne to finance his Vegas initiative, and ponders his place in the big picture. Looking to mend a long-festering feud between Larry and Coach Berg, Julie persuades Charles to invite both men over for a home-cooked meal. Vernon is surprised by an unscheduled visit from a league official; Joe becomes obsessed with virtual reality; Ricky loses focus and pays the price.

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324 votes

#22 - Chlamydia

Rescue Me - Season 3 - Episode 5

After Sheila bumps into Johnny's ex-wife, Angie, Tommy seeks her out. Jerry and Rose spend a very romantic evening together, while Mrs. Turbody is in jail for statutory rape. This gives Tommy some relief but also new worries, and Franco loses his daughter, Keela.

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Enter the Temple
2786 votes

#23 - Enter the Temple

Ballers - Season 2 - Episode 2

Spencer makes a play to poach a big client from Andre, his business rival, while struggling to find a quick fix for his physical ailments. Ricky considers where to head to next. Reggie fights for what he believes Vernon owes him. Feeling underpaid and undervalued, Tracy takes a stand with her boss. Charles gets insights from his coach.

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362 votes

#24 - Shame

Rescue Me - Season 2 - Episode 7

Franco's addiction to painkillers has driven him to a support group to get help with his problem. A young boy clings to life after Tommy saves him from a fire. Jerry is introduced to his gay son's life partner.

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532 votes

#25 - Wheels

Rescue Me - Season 5 - Episode 14

Franco has his first FDNY-tournament fight, and he and Carla (Tawny Cypress) have an encounter outside the gym; Candy cooks dinner for Lou; the guys have a surprise for Sean when they visit him in the hospital, and he has one for them. The guys also plan an outing for the kids in the cancer ward.

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Raise Up
2552 votes

#26 - Raise Up

Ballers - Season 1 - Episode 2

Spencer struggles to sign Vernon as a client when he clashes with his childhood friend Reggie who handles all his money. Meanwhile, Jason works to renegotiate a contract extension for Vernon with the Dallas Cowboys, but has difficulties. During practice with his new Dolphins team, Ricky discovers that a teammate is not only unfriendly with him but is wearing his number. Now a struggling car salesman, Charles begins to wonder if he retired too early.

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520 votes

#27 - Baptism

Rescue Me - Season 5 - Episode 1

Tommy copes with the loss of his father and a new man in Janet's life. Sheila finds a different way to deal with her issues while Sean, Franco, and Mike concoct a surefire way to get rich and laid.

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508 votes

#28 - Jimmy

Rescue Me - Season 5 - Episode 4

Tommy makes a shocking discovery regarding Jimmy's whereabouts on 9/11. Sheila takes drastic measures to purge the negative energy from her life as Sean's back pain gets worse. The bar, however, finally takes a turn for the best as the guys enjoy a fruitful opening night.

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9393 votes

#29 - Prey

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 14

The Governor chases a fleeing dissenter; while the Governor is gone, a traitor tries to sabotage his plans.

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Bang Bang
110 votes

#30 - Bang Bang

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - Season 2 - Episode 10

Gigi decides to go in a different direction with the band. Johnny pursues a new solo project.

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261 votes

#31 - Commitment

Rescue Me - Season 4 - Episode 3

Tommy encounters Colleen's boyfriend and sparks fly; Jerry learns he flunked his physical and is given a desk job; Uncle Teddy, hiding from Ellie, breaks into prison guard Lenny's apartment; Sheila goes out with the man who pulled her from the beach house, while Tommy keeps avoiding Nona (Jennifer Esposito), the volunteer firefighter who rescued him from the blaze; and Mike seeks Tommy's advice on how to deal with his dying mother's request that he kill her.

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Cherokee Rose
12045 votes

#32 - Cherokee Rose

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 4

Shane makes a deadly sacrifice which leads to unusual behavior and self-distancing. The rest of the group tries to hang on somewhere between living to die and dying to live.

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348 votes

#33 - Torture

Rescue Me - Season 3 - Episode 3

Franco begins to fear he's becoming Alicia's boy toy, while Tommy finds a way to end the fling between Damien and his science teacher. The rest of the crew also face their own problems - Lou is becoming real unstable emotionally, the chief has financial problems, and Sean is afraid of Tommy finding out who he's been sleeping with.

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286 votes

#34 - Balance

Rescue Me - Season 4 - Episode 6

Tommy and Janet deal with revelations about the baby; Sean learns a secret that Mike has been trying to hide; the new probie holds the guys to their agreement about doing no 'probie' work; and Lou's cousin Mike visits.

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535 votes

#35 - Disease

Rescue Me - Season 5 - Episode 12

The guys visit Sean in the hospital; Katy is home from school and wants a family dinner---one that includes Colleen and Black Shawn; and Lou and Tommy make a wager concerning the women in their lives.

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536 votes

#36 - Mickey

Rescue Me - Season 5 - Episode 11

Though Tommy's pacts with Sheila and Janet have begun to unravel, there is one Gavin who remains sexually adventurous much to Tommy's chagrin. Garrity divulges his medical secret, Tommy proclaims he's been drinking at AA, but its Mickey who will offer the final surprise.

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Rolling in the Deep
117 votes

#37 - Rolling in the Deep

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - Season 2 - Episode 9

Someone from the band’s past shows up as tension reaches an all time high.

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355 votes

#38 - Jump

Rescue Me - Season 5 - Episode 21

Franco steps into the ring with one of Carla's friends;Tommy tends bar after a failed rescue leaves the crew in the dumps.

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