The BEST episodes written by Jesse Stern

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#1 - 1991

Reunion - Season 1 - Episode 6

PRESENT: Two teenagers, who are having a few beers by the East River, discover something that was thrown in the water (remember what it is?). Marjorino has a chat with one of the six friends. PAST (1991): Will, back from Kuwait, visits Jenna at her new house by the beach. He has to do a favor for a friend from his unit. Craig and Aaron work together and have a secretary named Rachel. While Craig is not there, a man named Lloyd drops by their office and has an offer for Aaron. Carla is still Amy's nanny. It's Amy's first day in school. Carla has Paul come with her to pick up Amy at the end of the day but the child is nowhere to be found...

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2029 votes

#2 - Heartland

NCIS - Season 6 - Episode 4

When a murder investigation leads the team to Gibbs' hometown, secrets about his past are revealed.

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Rule Fifty-One
2642 votes

#3 - Rule Fifty-One

NCIS - Season 7 - Episode 24

Gibbs heads to Mexico to face his demons and make a startling decision.

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Swan Song
3219 votes

#4 - Swan Song

NCIS - Season 8 - Episode 23

After new evidence reveals that the Port-to-Port killer has infiltrated the agency, the NCIS teams chase every lead in a race to track him down.

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Truth or Consequences
2584 votes

#5 - Truth or Consequences

NCIS - Season 7 - Episode 1

As the hunt for Ziva's replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds.

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The Clue in the Captain's Painting
272 votes

#6 - The Clue in the Captain's Painting

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 18

Nancy and the Drew Crew investigate a mysterious death which also leads to new details regarding the Aglaeca curse.

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The Purloined Keys
176 votes

#7 - The Purloined Keys

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 16

Ryan and the Drew Crew work together to find a way to bring down Everett. Meanwhile, Carson gives Nancy a word of warning.

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Internal Affairs
1568 votes

#8 - Internal Affairs

NCIS - Season 5 - Episode 14

The dead body of La Grenouille finally surfaces and the entire NCIS is put under the investigation by the FBI, with Jenny as the prime suspect for his murder.

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Enemies Domestic (2)
3112 votes

#9 - Enemies Domestic (2)

NCIS - Season 8 - Episode 9

The team scrambles for answers after a shocking ambush reveals a new twist to their current investigation.

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Stockholm Syndrome
1498 votes

#10 - Stockholm Syndrome

Bull (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 12

The wife of a man who Danny helped imprison for manslaughter detonates a bomb at the TAC offices and takes the team hostage in order to force Bull to prove her husband’s innocence.

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Cloak (1)
1837 votes

#11 - Cloak (1)

NCIS - Season 6 - Episode 8

A shocking revelation comes to light after the team is forced into playing a dangerous war game.

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Enemies Foreign (1)
3114 votes

#12 - Enemies Foreign (1)

NCIS - Season 8 - Episode 8

The team is assigned to protect Ziva's father, when his attendance at a NCIS conference leads to some unexpected surprises.

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The Testimony of the Executed Man
175 votes

#13 - The Testimony of the Executed Man

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 3

On the trail of the Frozen Hearts Killer, Nancy and her friends follow a surprising lead from a podcaster at an annual convention for amateur sleuths – where they also find themselves unraveling ghostly clues about a homicide from the 1950s.

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1856 votes

#14 - Callisto

Bull (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Bull and Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) help a young woman fight a drug patent lawsuit, they’re forced to travel to Callisto, the small Texan town where Bull suffered the only trial loss of his career.

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The Spell of the Burning Bride
189 votes

#15 - The Spell of the Burning Bride

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 10

Nancy picks up a new investigating job involving the local florist and is pleasantly surprised when Gil Bobbsey is able to offer some assistance. Meanwhile, Ace receives a cryptic text message.

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The Curse of the Dark Storm
463 votes

#16 - The Curse of the Dark Storm

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 3

When a nor’easter hits Horseshoe Bay, Ace warns everyone that the storm has been known to blow restless spirits ashore. Meanwhile, Nancy confronts Nick about the secrets he’s been keeping.

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Identity Crisis
1717 votes

#17 - Identity Crisis

NCIS - Season 5 - Episode 4

When Ducky realizes that one of his cadavers used for research is actually a victim of murder, the NCIS team identifies him as a criminal genius who is capable of deleting the past.

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The Path of Shadows
340 votes

#18 - The Path of Shadows

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 8

Nancy and the Drew Crew discover that the car wreck that left one of their own at death’s door was no accident. While simultaneously hoping to solve the crime, the crew investigates the physical evidence of sabotage to the car and take a supernatural detour into the metaphysical world.

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Semper Fidelis
1784 votes

#19 - Semper Fidelis

NCIS - Season 6 - Episode 24

After a security breach at the SecNav's residence leads to the death of an ICE agent, Gibbs and the team are forced to work with ICE and the FBI to find his killer. Meanwhile, Tony finally comes face-to-face with Michael Rivkin.

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2022 votes

#20 - Ignition

NCIS - Season 7 - Episode 11

When a Navy pilot is found dead under strange circumstances in a secluded area, the team finds themselves battling a no-nonsense attorney with a hidden agenda.

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One Last Score
3260 votes

#21 - One Last Score

NCIS - Season 8 - Episode 17

NCIS discovers that one of its former investigative assistants found brutally stabbed to death was selling details for how to rob a warehouse full of valuable possessions belonging to a woman convicted of fraud. Meanwhile, a new special agent joins the office.

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2786 votes

#22 - Moonlighting

NCIS - Season 7 - Episode 20

When an NCIS polygraph specialist's night job takes a dangerous turn, Gibbs, Fornell and the team have to uncover the truth.

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Corporal Punishment
1553 votes

#23 - Corporal Punishment

NCIS - Season 5 - Episode 10

While trying to track down a delusional and violent Marine who thinks he's still in Iraq, the NCIS team will learn that the man has been the subject of a secret experiment - and it comes with a high price to pay.

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Forced Entry
1417 votes

#24 - Forced Entry

NCIS - Season 2 - Episode 9

Laura Rowen (guest star Megan Ward), a Marine's wife, shoots an intruder in self defense when he is about to rape her. The team takes upon the case and finds out that the wife is leading a double life while her husband is serving overseas. Allegedly, she has been chatting with a stranger on the net and had no idea about his true intentions. The team believes that she might have lured him to her home, not knowing that he is a serial rapist.

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1421 votes

#25 - Skeletons

NCIS - Season 4 - Episode 17

When an explosion at a military cemetery mausoleum reveals a crypt full of a mixture of body parts, the NCIS team must inform the families of the victims, hoping to find a connection between the dismembered victims, and narrow down the suspects to find out who is behind the hideous crime. Meanwhile, Abby is dealing with a personal problem, and the only person she can talk to about it is Gibbs.

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Broken Bird
1728 votes

#26 - Broken Bird

NCIS - Season 6 - Episode 13

Secrets from Ducky's clandestine past come to the forefront after he's attacked at a crime scene. The team uncovers disturbing secrets from the good doctor's past.

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Outlaws and In-Laws
2024 votes

#27 - Outlaws and In-Laws

NCIS - Season 7 - Episode 6

A murder investigation prompts Gibbs and the team to play family counselor to his former mentor, Mike Franks, in the hopes of preventing a bloody international conflict.

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48 votes

#28 - Blackout

Jake 2.0 - Season 1 - Episode 13

The NSA is hit with a computer virus--and Jake has to team up with the guy he hates most in the world: DuMont. However, DuMont has some plans of his own. Meanwhile, on Lou's orders, Jake is seeing an NSA shrink, who tells Lou that Jake is mourning the "normal" life he can now never have, thanks to the nanites.

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1739 votes

#29 - Knockout

NCIS - Season 6 - Episode 18

The death of a boxer leads Vance to borrow the NCIS team and start investigating his death, while Gibbs digs into Vance's past.

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2373 votes

#30 - Jack-Knife

NCIS - Season 7 - Episode 15

When a Marine is found dead, Gibbs, Fornell and the team hit the open road to bust an illegal trucking operation.

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79 votes

#31 - Middleman

Jake 2.0 - Season 1 - Episode 8

After the NSA intercepts a phone call, they assume Jake is the target of a dangerous Polish mercenary who has just arrived in D.C. and wants to steal a nanite project. It turns out that Jake is not the target someone else on the team is.

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