The BEST episodes written by Isaac Aptaker

The Cabin
876 votes

#1 - The Cabin

This Is Us - Season 4 - Episode 14

The Big Three reconnect at the family cabin.

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Family Meeting
512 votes

#2 - Family Meeting

This Is Us - Season 6 - Episode 16

The Big Three makes a plan for Rebecca.

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1092 votes

#3 - Her

This Is Us - Season 3 - Episode 18

Rebecca helps Kate and Toby care for baby Jack; Zoe and Kevin look after Tess and Annie; Randall and Beth consider how to move forward.

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Pilgrim Rick
4140 votes

#4 - Pilgrim Rick

This Is Us - Season 1 - Episode 8

As Jack, Rebecca and the three kids make their way to Rebecca's parents' house for their traditional Thanksgiving holiday, an unforeseen detour occurs. Kate makes two drastic life-changing decisions. Kevin brings Olivia to Randall's house for Thanksgiving. Randall's heart is broken when he learns about a lifelong secret his mother has kept from him.

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Close Your Eyes
209 votes

#5 - Close Your Eyes

Love, Victor - Season 2 - Episode 10

At Harold's wedding, Mia makes a bold decision, while Victor and Felix consider their futures.

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The Car
1860 votes

#6 - The Car

This Is Us - Season 2 - Episode 15

The history of the Pearsons as told through the life of the family car. Rebecca finds solace with an old friend as the Pearsons struggle to cope with tragedy. Jack teaches Kevin and Randall to drive.

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Things Just Got Real
479 votes

#7 - Things Just Got Real

The Neighbors - Season 1 - Episode 3

Looking for a break from their neighbors, Marty and Debbie make plans with their human friends.

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Jack Pearson's Son
3859 votes

#8 - Jack Pearson's Son

This Is Us - Season 1 - Episode 15

As Kevin stresses about the premiere of his play, he receives support from an unexpected source. Randall struggles under the pressure of both his work and ailing father. Rebecca and Jack's Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned.

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513 votes

#9 - Katoby

This Is Us - Season 6 - Episode 12

Kate and Toby's relationship evolves over a few years.

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The Wedding
1726 votes

#10 - The Wedding

This Is Us - Season 2 - Episode 18

The Pearsons come together to celebrate Kate and Toby's wedding. Wedding planners Kevin and Randall struggle to pull off the big day. Kate is flooded with memories of Jack. Deja struggles to adjust to her new living situation.

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The Pool: Part Two
1002 votes

#11 - The Pool: Part Two

This Is Us - Season 4 - Episode 2

Beth and Randall adjust to life in Philadelphia. Jack and Rebecca take the Big Three to the pool.

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Cold War
356 votes

#12 - Cold War

The Neighbors - Season 1 - Episode 12

When the whole Weaver family comes down with a cold, the Bird-Kersees -- especially Larry -- are terrified and confused.

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612 votes

#13 - There

This Is Us - Season 5 - Episode 7

Kevin embarks on a stressful road trip. Jack and young Kevin go to a football training camp.

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3731 votes

#14 - Moonshadow

This Is Us - Season 1 - Episode 18

In the season finale, Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures.

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Nine Bucks
1502 votes

#15 - Nine Bucks

This Is Us - Season 3 - Episode 1

Randall, Kate and Kevin find themselves on new paths as they celebrate their 38th birthdays.

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Deja Vu
2778 votes

#16 - Deja Vu

This Is Us - Season 2 - Episode 3

Kate visits Kevin on the set of his movie. Randall and Beth get exciting news. Rebecca tries to reconnect with Jack.

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Perfect Summer Bubble
237 votes

#17 - Perfect Summer Bubble

Love, Victor - Season 2 - Episode 1

As summer break comes to an end, Victor grapples with his family’s reaction to his coming out.

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Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait
292 votes

#18 - Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait

The Neighbors - Season 2 - Episode 9

Marty's father visits unexpectedly with stunning news, dashing Debbie and Marty's hopes for an uneventful Thanksgiving; Jackie's parents learn about human relationships.

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Supreme Like Me
289 votes

#19 - Supreme Like Me

The Neighbors - Season 2 - Episode 10

A rift is caused when Jackie's parents help Debbie and Marty with a burst water pipe; Larry increases his efforts to find a job.

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Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird
265 votes

#20 - Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird

The Neighbors - Season 1 - Episode 17

Obsessed with winning an Oscar, Larry and Reggie decide to videotape a spelling bee in which Max and Dick Butkus go head-to-head.

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Jerry 2.0
555 votes

#21 - Jerry 2.0

This Is Us - Season 5 - Episode 15

Kevin and Madison partake in their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties.

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The Memorial
236 votes

#22 - The Memorial

Grandfathered - Season 1 - Episode 21

Jimmy plans an emotional memorial service while processing a painful loss. Meanwhile, Sara is faced with a difficult decision after Craig asks her to take the next step in their relationship.

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The Benefit of the Right Track
552 votes

#23 - The Benefit of the Right Track

Friends with Benefits - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sarah struggles to get off the "Booty Call Track" and onto the "Relationship Track" with paramedic Evan, while Ben works toward the opposite with a girl he met over the weekend. Back at the loft, Fitz, humiliated by Aaron's extravagant gift on their "Roommate-aversary," tries to take Aaron on a fun, low-cost night out.

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321 votes

#24 - Challoweenukah

The Neighbors - Season 2 - Episode 5

Larry wants to combine his favorite holidays, Chanukah and Halloween; Marty and Debbie are challenged to a costume contest.

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Uncle Benjamin
286 votes

#25 - Uncle Benjamin

The Neighbors - Season 2 - Episode 19

Debbie's estranged mother (Rhea Perlman) invites the Weavers to her timeshare in San Diego so they can meet her newly adopted 10-year-old son; Marty tries to help Abby overcome her fear of the ocean.

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The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger
429 votes

#26 - The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger

Friends with Benefits - Season 1 - Episode 10

Sara and Ben start losing themselves when they fall back into relationships with their exes; Riley is surprised by Aaron's efforts to impress a woman with his money.

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Okay Fine, It's a Hurricane
162 votes

#27 - Okay Fine, It's a Hurricane

How I Met Your Father - Season 2 - Episode 20

Everyone heads to Pemberton's to weather out the hurricane.

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I Believe I Can Drive
390 votes

#28 - I Believe I Can Drive

The Neighbors - Season 1 - Episode 19

Marty offers to teach the Bird-Kersees how to drive; Amber regrets opting for lessons from a driver's ed teacher when Ms. Porsche (Sandra Bernhard) turns out to be very unconventional.

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Jimmy's 50th, Again
280 votes

#29 - Jimmy's 50th, Again

Grandfathered - Season 1 - Episode 20

When Jimmy has trouble admitting that he's 51, he throws himself a second 50th birthday party. The party triggers flashbacks of where he was a year ago, showing Jimmy what a difference his family has made in his life.

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168 votes

#30 - Brave

Love, Victor - Season 3 - Episode 8

The Winter Carnival brings all of our characters back to where the series started. As they consider their plans past high school, they each have decisions about who they want to be with, and where their futures may lead.

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194 votes

#31 - Daddy

How I Met Your Father - Season 2 - Episode 11

Sophie goes to Robert's country house for the weekend. The gang celebrates Lost & Found Box Day at Pemberton's.

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Welcome to Creekwood
341 votes

#32 - Welcome to Creekwood

Love, Victor - Season 1 - Episode 1

Victor arrives at Creekwood a year after the events of "Love, Simon" excited to start his new life.

The Neighbours
369 votes

#33 - The Neighbours

The Neighbors - Season 2 - Episode 3

When the Joyner-Kersee family was cut off financially, Jackie secretly got a job at a Mexican restaurant; Jackie invites her boss over in hope of getting a promotion, but things don't go as planned.

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Timing is Everything
345 votes

#34 - Timing is Everything

How I Met Your Father - Season 1 - Episode 10

Sophie gets romantic advice from someone who's been through it all. Valentina and Charlie face a tough crossroads. Jesse makes a choice.

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Baby Model
241 votes

#35 - Baby Model

Grandfathered - Season 1 - Episode 12

Vanessa and Jimmy get Edie involved in baby modeling - without Gerald or Sara finding out. Meanwhile, at the restaurant, Annelise loses her composure when she falls for a restaurant staff member.

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About a Balcony
240 votes

#36 - About a Balcony

About a Boy - Season 2 - Episode 6

Marcus is ecstatic when a popular new teacher, Mr. Chris casts him as Romeo in the school production of notable Shakespeare scenes. Marcus asks Will to build the balcony set for his scene, however Will is more interested in watching "The Three Stooges" marathon with Marcus instead. Threatened by Mr. Chris’ growing relationship with Marcus, Will tries to impress them with the construction of his balcony. Elsewhere, Mr. Chris not only has gained a fan in Marcus, but Fiona as well.

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Guys' Night
316 votes

#37 - Guys' Night

Grandfathered - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Jimmy realizes that he doesn't know much about Gerald, he decides to take him out for a night on the town. Meanwhile, Annelise hires a new mixologist to spice things up at the restaurant.

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Perfect Physical Specimen
309 votes

#38 - Perfect Physical Specimen

Grandfathered - Season 1 - Episode 10

After hearing that Jimmy hasn’t been to the doctor in more than 10 years, Sara and Gerald trick him into seeing their family doctor for a routine physical, which results in an unsettling discovery. Meanwhile, Gerald and Vanessa stress over Edie’s upcoming surgery, and Annelise and Ravi stumble upon Jimmy’s secret safe.

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488 votes

#39 - FOMO

How I Met Your Father - Season 1 - Episode 2

Determined to try and live in the moment, Sophie and the gang head to an exclusive new club for a wild night out. Valentina has doubts about her relationship with Charlie. Sid pushes Jesse to be open to love. Ellen tries her luck with women at the club.

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Cool and Chill
257 votes

#40 - Cool and Chill

How I Met Your Father - Season 2 - Episode 1

After Sophie’s gallery show and Ian’s arrival, Sid and Hannah host an impromptu wedding reception at Pemberton’s. Jesse grapples with his decisions and confides in Ellen about Meredith.

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621 votes

#41 - Pilot

How I Met Your Father - Season 1 - Episode 1

After a slew of let-down Tinder dates, Sophie meets the seemingly perfect guy. Meanwhile, her roommate, Valentina, returns home from London Fashion Week with a sexy souvenir. An Uber-related phone mishap leads them to an eclectic new group of friends.

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