The BEST episodes written by Glen Mazzara

Gimme Shelter
18 votes

#1 - Gimme Shelter

Nash Bridges - Season 4 - Episode 13

An ex-60's radical uses runaway kids to commit a rash of crimes. Joe goes undercover as a shoe salesman to clear Maria of shoplifting charges. Caitlin accompanies Nash to a ritzy ball.

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Smash and Grab
49 votes

#2 - Smash and Grab

Nash Bridges - Season 5 - Episode 3

Nash and company foil a jewelry heist ring posing as firemen. Nash hits a pedestrian and gets sued. But Caitlin has misplaced Nash's auto insurance bill, and he blames Caitlin.

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49 votes

#3 - Curveball

Nash Bridges - Season 5 - Episode 6

An embezzler with a twin, along with bumbling Rick Bettina, confound the efforts of Nash and the SIU to recover stolen city funds. Caitlin tosses Nash's baseball out the window after they miss their flight to Jamaica.

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59 votes

#4 - Warplay

Nash Bridges - Season 4 - Episode 8

Nash becomes the objective of mercenaries controlled by a Singapore billionaire and his American counterpart, locked in battle to capture each other's most prized possessions. Bettina wants Joe and Evan to investigate his fiancee's alleged affair.

Beside the Dying Fire
11089 votes

#5 - Beside the Dying Fire

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 13

Rick and Carl find the farm in jeopardy; the group is split up in the chaos; Rick's leadership is questioned.

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11074 votes

#6 - Seed

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 1

As the world grows more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advances, Rick locates a potentially safe haven.

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Better Angels
11517 votes

#7 - 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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Ave Satani
701 votes

#8 - Ave Satani

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 10

Rutledge and Lyons target those around Damien; Damien makes the ultimate sacrifice.

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Welcome to the Tombs
9788 votes

#9 - Welcome to the Tombs

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Episode 16

Rick and the others consider the defense of the prison as the Governor's impending attack looms.

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18 Miles Out
11983 votes

#10 - 18 Miles Out

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 10

Rick and Shane are in conflict over the fate of an outsider; Andrea helps Hershel's daughter face a crucial decision.

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On Tilt
1364 votes

#11 - On Tilt

The Shield - Season 3 - Episode 15

When Aceveda confirms that the Strike Team is the target of an Armenian mob hit, Mackey must take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Whym's career is on the line when she disobeys Aceveda's orders to put a case to rest that may prove the innocence of convicted felons.

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The Devil You Know
705 votes

#12 - The Devil You Know

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 9

Damien seeks Greta's help; Simone uses Veronica to get to Rutledge.

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739 votes

#13 - Abattoir

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 7

Damien receives unexpected assistance; Shay locates Damien's old friend; a mysterious figure enlists Simone's help; Rutledge offers Damien something he truly desires.

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15117 votes

#14 - Wildfire

The Walking Dead - Season 1 - Episode 5

Rick leads the group to the CDC after the attack on the camp. Jim must make a terrible life and death decision.

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807 votes

#15 - Temptress

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 6

Damien encounters a beloved figure from his past and has a confrontation with Rutledge as he works to unravel the conspiracy surrounding him.

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Ain't That a Shame?
1234 votes

#16 - Ain't That a Shame?

The Shield - Season 4 - Episode 13

Monica, Vic and the strike team work together to put Antwon Mitchell back behind bars after his deal with the DEA released him from prison. When Vic reveals his suspicions of David's connection to both Antwon and an inmate's murder, David must protect his political future at any cost. When the murder of an over-protective father leads Claudette and Dutch back to a foster home they had previously investigated, Monica makes an unpopular decision that helps seal her fate.

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Second Death
1012 votes

#17 - Second Death

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 2

Damien becomes a target for several conspiracies, leading Detective Shay to interrogate him.

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Here is Wisdom
693 votes

#18 - Here is Wisdom

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 8

Damien's efforts to control his fate lead to a bloody confrontation; Greta and Simone meet Veronica; Shay loses a witness.

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Life Support
101 votes

#19 - Life Support

Standoff - Season 1 - Episode 5

A young boy takes hostages in a hospital because the doctor is needs to operate on his terminally ill sister is on vacation and the other surgeons refuse to perform the procedure without him. Matt and Emily are called to save the hostages and help the boy.

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12775 votes

#20 - Bloodletting

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - Episode 2

Rick discovers a possible safe haven. Shane must go on a dangerous mission to get needed medical supplies.

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1253 votes

#21 - Homewrecker

The Shield - Season 2 - Episode 6

Detectives Wagenbach, Mackey and Wyms investigate a massacre at a women's shelter, and Captain Aceveda works with Lowe on the case of a stolen bicycle.

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All the Wrong Places
218 votes

#22 - All the Wrong Places

HawthoRNe - Season 1 - Episode 4

Christina tries to save a Korean woman and her little boy after a car accident; Bobbie helps a young woman on the verge of losing her arm because of gangrene.

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Streaks and Tips
1356 votes

#23 - Streaks and Tips

The Shield - Season 3 - Episode 4

The newly arrived Decoy Squad and the Strike Team go head to head in the investigation to solve a car-jacking case. Dutch gets in over his head on an attempted murder case.

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Seven Curses
826 votes

#24 - Seven Curses

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 5

Damien's surprising connection with a war veteran leads him to a very dark place.

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1055 votes

#25 - Smoked

The Shield - Season 5 - Episode 9

The Strike Team attempts to make bail for Lem who is now in jail, but they discover that Kavanaugh has frozen their accounts. Claudette returns to work to help Dutch investigate the murder of a man who’s body was found in the dumpster. Meanwhile, Tina jeopardizes her future at the Barn after she endangers the life of an undercover detective. Corrine confronts Danny about Vic’s unfaithfulness and the identity of the baby’s father.

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Let Her Go
1167 votes

#26 - Let Her Go

Life (2007) - Season 1 - Episode 3

When a husband and wife are victims of a carjacking the wife is murdered. Crews and Reese become suspicious of the husband when he refuses to identify the suspect and they have to let him go free. Crews goes to see the detective that handled his case.

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The Beast Rises
1195 votes

#27 - The Beast Rises

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 1

Acclaimed war photographer Damien Thorn realizes he is the Antichrist following a traumatic event while on assignment.

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800 votes

#28 - Crossfire

The Rookie - Season 5 - Episode 7

Officer John Nolan and Celina witness a shooting, realize the victim was already dead, and investigate further. Back at home, Bailey has been feeling off-center ever since the proposal, leaving Nolan to wonder what he can do to make her feel more comfortable. Elsewhere, Lopez and Harper enlist Lucy’s help to investigate the gang-related murder of a local shopkeeper.

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Cut Throat
1201 votes

#29 - Cut Throat

The Shield - Season 4 - Episode 8

Monica and Vic rush to get their informants off the street after two C.I's are found brutally murdered. Meanwhile, as Dutch and Claudette investigate a brutal beating and robbery, a case from the past forces Dutch to take one in the line of duty. Plus, Vic suspects he's being set up when Shane comes to him after his situation with Antwon and Halpern spins out of control.

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1324 votes

#30 - Breakpoint

The Shield - Season 2 - Episode 12

While the Strike Team puts the finishing touches on the money train take down, Vic goes it alone and works with Dutch and Claudette to find a missing kid. David gets an unwanted visit from the Chief and Julien receives an unpleasant surprise.

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Cupid & Psycho
1339 votes

#31 - Cupid & Psycho

The Shield - Season 1 - Episode 8

Allegations against the Strike Team are front-page news, and the team is broken up pending the investigation. Mackey threatens to reveal that Officer Lowe is gay if he won't recant his statement about the Strike Team. In the meantime, Vic and Claudette find themselves following the trail of a batch of "cupid" meth, while Shane and Dutch try to get along on a case.

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1330 votes

#32 - Carnivores

The Shield - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Strike Team mediates a dispute between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam while Wagenbach and Wyms investigate a brutal home invasion in the tight lipped Korean community. Aceveda revisits his past.

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9580 votes

#33 - 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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1091 votes

#34 - Haunts

The Shield - Season 6 - Episode 5

After being badly beaten, Shane's life spirals even more out of control as his guilt continues to eat away at him and his marriage begins to fall apart. Vic and Ronnie try to learn who was responsible for Shane's attack. Meanwhile, under the new leadership of Kevin Hiatt, Claudette assigns the Strike Team to investigate the San Marcos murders. Dutch and Billings make progress in a serial rapist case.

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The Deliverer
891 votes

#35 - The Deliverer

Damien - Season 1 - Episode 3

Damien advises an old friend about Rutledge's intentions; Simone turns to the church for answers; Shay gets an unexpected visitor; and Rutledge gains Damien's trust after a mysterious death.

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1147 votes

#36 - Jailbait

The Shield - Season 5 - Episode 3

The Strike Team tries to develop a strategy to deflect the Internal Affairs investigation as Vic finally comes face to face with Kavanaugh. Meanwhile, Tina goes undercover to help take down a sex-trafficking ring; and friction between Claudette and Dutch deepens when she reopens one of their past cases.

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1262 votes

#37 - Strays

The Shield - Season 3 - Episode 11

During a routine bust on bangers, Vic and the Team discover a money laundering ring that reaches far and wide in the crime community. Meanwhile, Dutch takes the chilling confession of the man who was arrested in the serial-rape case, and Danny goes undercover.

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The Quick Fix
1405 votes

#38 - The Quick Fix

The Shield - Season 2 - Episode 1

While Vic searches for his wife and children, the Strike Team allow more drugs into Farmington through a corrupt connection. But when their latest shipment turns bad, the head to Tijuana to uncover the person behind their poisoned cocaine. Meanwhile, Dutch and Claudette try to track down the man responsible for fire necklacing the captains of two separate gangs.

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The Cure
1370 votes

#39 - The Cure

The Shield - Season 4 - Episode 1

Vic is no longer the cop he used to be, acting adrift after his past actions have caught up to him. The strike team has been dissolved, leaving Mackey to menial busts that keep him off the streets. When Aceveda moves on to his new City Council position, Captain Monica Rawling takes over the Barn and empowers Vic to implement her controversial anti-gang policies.

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The Spread
1624 votes

#40 - The Spread

The Shield - Season 1 - Episode 3

In a routine sweep to nab every outstanding suspect, the detectives divvy up the warrants. But when they cast their nets, they bring up far bigger fish than expected. Danny and Julien uncover a gun-smuggling operation; and Mackey and his team encounter a pro-basketball star who's in town to play the Lakers, when they bust in on drug dealers. Meanwhile, Claudette and Dutch try to catch a man who has been raping women in an attempt to procreate.

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1283 votes

#41 - Co-Pilot

The Shield - Season 2 - Episode 9

Flashback to the first day of the barn. Under pressure to get results, Vic and his new Strike Team make an impression on the streets. Dutch and Claudette realize they make a good team, and David discovers he doesn't have as much power as he thought he would.

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No Excuses
190 votes

#42 - No Excuses

HawthoRNe - Season 2 - Episode 1

Richmond Trinity is shut down and Christina along with Bobby Jackson, Kelly Epson, Ray Stein, and Tom Wakefield transfer to a new hospital on the verge of being closed itself. Christina is named director of nursing and clashes with the old director. Christina and Tom's feelings begin to develop. A woman dies due to lack of medical attention.

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Mother's Day
160 votes

#43 - Mother's Day

HawthoRNe - Season 1 - Episode 9

Christina battles Morrissey after he asks her to lay off nurses due to budget cuts. Therefore, Kelly's job is on the line and she also encounters some problems with a doctor. This episode also features a terrible tragedy inside the ER.

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Double Trouble
694 votes

#44 - Double Trouble

The Rookie - Season 5 - Episode 18

When Dim goes missing, Officer Chen and Sergeant Bradford, along with the CIA, set out to find him and enlist the help of Juicy.

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