The BEST episodes written by Karen Hall

Sex, Lies and Expedia.com
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8.83
6 votes

#1 - Sex, Lies and Expedia.com

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 23

Unwilling to let a poor client go to extremes to get prompt medical attention for her daughter, Maxine finds a way to get D.C.F. to cover the surgery the girl needs; David declares his love for Amy; Maxine gets shocking news about Ignacio and breaks off their relationship; Amy tragically miscalculates a teenager's propensity for violence; increasingly jealous over Peter's involvement with Shelby, Gillian confronts him about the future of their marriage, and doesn't like the response she gets; with the help of Buck and a little gunfire, Kyle finally finds a career path he can get excited about; the Grays receive a very unexpected, and very welcome, visitor.

How Do You Spell Belief?
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8.77
69 votes

#2 - How Do You Spell Belief?

Third Watch - Season 6 - Episode 20

Finney and Davis are seriously injured in a car accident during a traffic jam, which was caused by a man trying to kill two people, and he succeeds. Emily's life is in danger when she falls in with the wrong crowd. Carlos buys an engagement ring for Holly.

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
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8.66
174 votes

#3 - Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

M*A*S*H - Season 11 - Episode 16

Hawkeye is sent to a mental hospital; a freak accident causes Father Mulcahy to lose his hearing; Margaret worries about her post-war plans; Charles run across a band of Chinese musicians; BJ is sent home, much to Hawkeye's dismay; Klinger decides to stay in Korea to marry Soon-Lee; a ceasefire is declared, ending the war.

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Poltergeist III -- Dipesto Nothing
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8.62
103 votes

#4 - Poltergeist III -- Dipesto Nothing

Moonlighting - Season 3 - Episode 10

Ms. Dipesto tries to solve a haunted house case refused by Dave and Maddie to show Bert Viola that she's just as good a detective as he is.

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Slade's Chophouse
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8.40
5 votes

#5 - Slade's Chophouse

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 20

Amy fusses over Lauren's overnight school field trip to Philadelphia with Victor; Bruce is in for a shock when an old friend comes for a visit; Amy confronts David after Lolly Wetzel repeats Greenwich rumors that connect him with his wife's murder, and he finally tells her the horrifying details of Kelly's death; when Ignacio's pictures get mixed up with another family's at the photo lab, Maxine sets off to investigate if the pictures of a woman with a black eye indicate spousal abuse, and ends up learning more than she wants to about the woman's interests; Amy presides over the pre-trial hearing for a troubled teenager accused of killing her babysitter; against Todd's advice, Kyle takes time off to see if Heather is with her father in Boston, and is stunned when Mr. Labonte tells him that Heather has a troubled past with a history of telling lies, including that he had cancer; when Amy goes to David's office to accompany him on a visit to his therapist, she learns that he has left to

Maxine, Interrupted
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8.40
5 votes

#6 - Maxine, Interrupted

Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 15

Maxine's reunion with Sally Godwin, her college classmate and former co-worker in the social work trenches, comes under strain after the up-and-coming politician reveals that she's back in town to evaluate Maxine's performance, and they clash over the case of a child with a sexually transmitted disease; a father testifies on behalf of his teenage daughter who appears before Amy for conspiring in his attempted murder; Bruce utilizes Donna's assistance in a creative approach to mediating the divorce of an elderly couple fighting over custody of their pet parrot.

Kilt Trip
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8.38
8 votes

#7 - Kilt Trip

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 7

Forced to substitute for an ailing colleague just two days before her wedding, Amy presides over a felony murder case involving a 14 year old boy and makes a controversial decision to overturn the jury's verdict; Stu's groomsmen are less than thrilled when they realize that they'll be wearing kilts instead of tuxes at the wedding; Kyle hatches a plan to surprise the rest of the family with Vincent's presence at the wedding, and gets a surprise himself when he walks in on Vincent and Heather making out; Amy forgets to get a sub as the judge on call, and ends up signing one warrant after another for David; Maxine's search for an apartment goes poorly, and the attempts of a co-worker and Stu's mother to be helpful only make things worse; Amy's pre-wedding jitters turn into a full scale panic attack as the ceremony begins; realizing that she doesn't want to marry Stu, she calls the wedding off; later that evening, Vincent tells Amy that Carole has left him for her oncologist.

The End of Logan's Run
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8.32
21 votes

#8 - The End of Logan's Run

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 17

Belker has a final run in with his bald headed pickpocket with many names; Joyce defends a man whose brother plans to threaten the prosecution witness into silence; and Operation Stop 'N Cop begins.

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The God Thing
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8.29
7 votes

#9 - The God Thing

Judging Amy - Season 1 - Episode 20

Amy decides the fate of two teenagers arrested for possession of a date rape drug; Greta returns to work with a newfound appreciation of her spirituality, causing Amy to question her own; while working on the case of a neglectful mother, Maxine discovers that management isn't all that it's cracked up to be, especially when it gets in the way of her time with Jared; Donna ropes Amy into having coffee with Leisha, who in turn ropes Amy into going shopping for bathing suits; Vincent breaks up with Lisa after she perjures herself on the stand; after Donna delivers some very sad news, Amy seeks some answers, and some consolation, at Bruce's church.

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The Unforgiven
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8.20
5 votes

#10 - The Unforgiven

Judging Amy - Season 2 - Episode 18

Maxine contemplates ending her relationship with Jared after meeting his son again, while Amy oversees a case involving a mother who wants to deny visitation rights to her daughter's grandparents; Vincent's decision to quit his job to write a novel unsettles Carole.

Casus Belli
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8.16
983 votes

#11 - Casus Belli

Jericho (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 19

Jake believes something more is wrong after Eric doesn’t return from New Bern. Jake and Hawkins go to New Bern and discover that Jericho is in danger.

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Grace Under Pressure
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8.16
24 votes

#12 - Grace Under Pressure

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 14

Sergeant Esterhaus dies unexpectedly and the whole station house tries to deal with their grief as they eulogize the man. Meanwhile, Leo finds out his wife is cheating on him; Bates may get a unique promotion; Mrs. Furillo is mistakenly arrested for soliciting by a rookie; Sandy is raped.

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Leap of Faith
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8.01
70 votes

#13 - Leap of Faith

Third Watch - Season 6 - Episode 7

Internal Affairs drops the bomb on the envelope-pushing Detective Cruz as she is taken away and struggles to survive in jail, while Captain Finney drills Detective Yokas for information that will nail Cruz - but the torn cop secretly knows that she pulled the trigger on a career criminal that frames the case against Cruz. Officer Sullivan reveals more about his running feud against Finney and his rookie son. Carlos and Levine keep getting called to help a suicidal woman. Bosco's condition changes.

Redheaded Stepchild
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8.00
4 votes

#14 - Redheaded Stepchild

Judging Amy - Season 2 - Episode 21

The Sanctuary House staff works together to determine the identity of the adult who molested a twelve year old boy who confessed to raping his five year old sister; after Bruce arbitrates a visitation schedule disagreement between a divorced couple and wonders if their child is being abused, Sean offers his help; Carole persuades Vincent to ignore his agent's advice to make his book more commercial; Amy faces a swarmy host and his ignorant, self-serving politician guest as she appears on a tv talk show in defense of the juvenile justice system.

Crime and Puzzlement
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8.00
6 votes

#15 - Crime and Puzzlement

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 11

At the request of Vincent's editor, Amy picks up where her brother left off in his investigation of Judge Keeler; Kyle gets off to a rocky start in his new job as a counselor at Teen Harbor; Maxine helps a mother suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder retain custody of her children; Bruce meets an attractive young mother when he tries to set up a play date for Rebecca; Amy's sentencing a teenager guilty of multiple counts of disturbing the peace to listen to thirty hours of Broadway show tunes under Donna's supervision backfires loudly; Judge Keeler retaliates by setting Amy up for impeachment when she refuses his intimidation to drop her investigation.

Take a Left at the Altar
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7.96
46 votes

#16 - Take a Left at the Altar

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 3

David recruits Bert Viola as his detecting companion in a case concerning a man who failed to show up for his wedding while Maddie continues to brood in Chicago.

People of the Lie
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7.89
9 votes

#17 - People of the Lie

Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 10

Amy must decide if a little girl in the middle of a bitter custody dispute is being molested by her father; doing research for a paper, Donna shadows Maxine during a day in which she deals with the neglected children of a severely depressed mother who refuses treatment; Kyle receives an unwelcome visit from his mother and sister; after employing a private investigator to follow Amy for over a year, Michael sues for full custody of Lauren; the decorator that Amy hires to redo the kitchen disparages Maxine's taste.

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The Chimes At Midnight
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7.88
90 votes

#18 - The Chimes At Midnight

Brotherhood - Season 3 - Episode 6

Tommy's plan to extricate himself from political entanglements hits a snag when Speaker Danatello seeks his help passing the budget. Declan learns more about Tommy's involvement in the Waterfront Project and connects Tommy to Nozzoli. Michael's jealousy over his mother's attachment to Colin adds fuel to his paranoia about Colin and Kath.

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Dog Days
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7.86
7 votes

#19 - Dog Days

Judging Amy - Season 2 - Episode 7

Amy must decide whether to remove an eleven year old girl from the custody of her Wanderer parents; Vincent writes an article criticizing the foster care system which gets a frosty reception from his mother and siblings; Maxine is forced to testify for the prosecution during Jodi Larson's trial; Gillian's proposal that the entire Gray family take a formal Christmas portrait is met with a resounding lack of enthusiasm; Bruce mediates a custody modification dispute between a contentious couple.

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Unplugged
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7.83
2140 votes

#20 - Unplugged

The Good Wife - Season 1 - Episode 21

The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.

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Fuchs Me? Fuchs You!
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7.73
22 votes

#21 - Fuchs Me? Fuchs You!

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 13

Furillo loses an old friend as the corruption investigation winds up; a romantic triangle transfers to the Hill and comes to a boil; and Coffey gets shot by the cop killer.

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Big Man on Mulberry Street
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7.72
113 votes

#22 - Big Man on Mulberry Street

Moonlighting - Season 3 - Episode 6

Maddie becomes consumed with curiosity when David announces he must fly back to New York to attend the funeral of his former wife's brother.

Tribes
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7.70
156 votes

#23 - Tribes

E-Ring - Season 1 - Episode 4

Africa is experiencing another threat of genocide reminiscent of Rwanda and JT seeks the help of a bureaucrat to help out before time runs out.

Honk if You're a Goose
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7.70
23 votes

#24 - Honk if You're a Goose

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 9

Hill has one last fight; Coffey and Bates take on Honky, the guard goose; Belker gets some unexpected help when he goes undercover in a wheelchair; bookie Ben Seltzer gives up a pay off drop point for a judge on the take; and Hunter refuses to admit he attempted suicide or needs any help.

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Midway to What?
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7.68
28 votes

#25 - Midway to What?

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 8

Bates and Coffey clean up "Buck Naked" for a court appearance; a busted bookie turns over several tapes incriminating cops on the take, including a rookie Hunter; Belker pursues a paraplegic who spray painted his car; and Hill boxes for the precinct.

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Woman in Cacti With a Curled Up Rat
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7.67
6 votes

#26 - Woman in Cacti With a Curled Up Rat

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 16

Amy presides over a sad custody dispute in which neither parent wants a troubled teenager; Bruce sets down some ground rules with Andrea about their relationship; Amy is frustrated, bewildered, and angry when Barry fails to get in touch with her after their last date; Maxine and Kyle use their respective charms to find the administrator and the funding that will enable them to reopen Teen Harbor; Gillian's attempt to interest her painting teacher in Amy backfires, causing Peter to resort to Neanderthal behavior; Amy battles with Michael over the scope and expense of the upcoming birthday party he's hosting for Lauren.

Killer Song
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7.62
2136 votes

#27 - Killer Song

The Good Wife - Season 2 - Episode 18

On behalf of the victim's daughter, the firm sues a convicted murderer who is profiting from a song he wrote describing his crime. Eli anonymously uses the firm to help Natalie Flores and her family with their legal troubles.

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Lucky Ducks
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7.62
21 votes

#28 - Lucky Ducks

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 21

Calletano prepares for a game show appearance; Renko tries to organize his wedding attendants; Peabody goes to the loan sharks Belker has infiltrated; and Furillo has to deal with renewed gang violence and Joyce's decision to take some time alone.

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Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?
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7.61
23 votes

#29 - Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?

Hill Street Blues - Season 3 - Episode 21

Washington goes undercover on Benedetto's loan shark scheme; Hill and Renko, desperate for cash since the payroll talks are stalled, find a suitcase full of temptation; and LaRue tries to clean up in the body parts pool for the missing Buddy Genett.

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Nutcracker Suite
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7.60
20 votes

#30 - Nutcracker Suite

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 19

Goldblume and Calletano try to figure out station command as Furillo tries to resist taking a drink; LaRue and Washington dog William Mullins to protect Joyce; and Renko finds he has similar problems to Jesus Martinez.

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Heart of the Matter
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7.60
5 votes

#31 - Heart of the Matter

Cupid - Season 1 - Episode 8

While looking for good romance videos to rent, Trevor meets Dan, the coach of a local hockey team. He invites him to a party at the bar, deciding that he should help him find his true love - namely, his neighbor Susan, a woman who seems to keep to herself, avoiding conversation and all contact with other people. Meanwhile, Claire is wondering why Alex seems to be avoiding her and fears that he may want to dump her. But the truth is that he is falling in love with her and afraid of his own feelings for her. Trevor finally manages to draw Susan to the party and have her meet Dan. But when she realizes that the man is trying to set her up, she flees. She later explains to Trevor that she cannot start a relationship because she only has six months left to live.

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Ratman and Bobbin
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7.58
24 votes

#32 - Ratman and Bobbin

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 11

Bates and Coffey take over a storefront police/community relations project; a cop killer seems to be roaming the streets; Daryl Ann buys the wrong motorcycle for Renko; Joyce behaves oddly about buying a house; Leo and Ray try out an unorthodox method to get rid of the rats; and Daniels tries to short circuit Cleveland's corruption task force by exposing a network within the special Vice detail.

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Doubt
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7.57
2284 votes

#33 - Doubt

The Good Wife - Season 1 - Episode 18

Alicia and Will defend a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. Diane and Kurt continue their flirtation.

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The Frozen Zone
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7.56
9 votes

#34 - The Frozen Zone

Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 4

Amy presides over the custody hearing of a boy whose mother died in the collapse of the World Trade Center; an old friend offers Kyle a job with a pharmaceutical company, and Maxine counteroffers with the job of heading the Center; Amy relandscapes her new home and accidently throws out Ethel, the antique heirloom rosebush Maxine's grandmother brought over from Ireland in 1889; after initially spurning her offer, Bruce agrees to speak at Zola's press conference for convicted felons; and Maxine helps Sean over some rough spots as Eric's foster father.

Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back
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7.54
28 votes

#35 - Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back

Hill Street Blues - Season 3 - Episode 19

Bates poses as a bus driver; LaRue continues to groom Vic Hitler for his debut; Daniels is ready to sacrifice Coffey to quiet public opinion; and Furillo and Davenport take a major step in their lives.

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A Hill of Beans
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7.50
26 votes

#36 - A Hill of Beans

Hill Street Blues - Season 3 - Episode 22

Belker and LaRue learn that Washington was set up by someone in the station house; the long overdue cash payroll is hijacked; Joyce meets a really nice purse snatcher; and Furillo finds Jesus Martinez behind bars.

Ba-bing, Ba-bing
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7.50
26 votes

#37 - Ba-bing, Ba-bing

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 2

Hill wins $100,000 in the lottery; Deputy Chief Mahoney tries to ride herd on Furillo's precinct; mayoral candidate Benjamin Fisk moves into a crime-ridden housing project; Goldblume tries to help Hector Ruiz control the Diablos; and Coffey and Bates bust a couple of lady mud wrestlers.

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Soapy Sanderson
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7.45
386 votes

#38 - Soapy Sanderson

Northern Exposure - Season 1 - Episode 3

A hermit takes Joel's advice to put his affairs in order and leaves all his considerable land holdings to be jointly administered by Maggie and the good doctor, who has definite ideas about how to dispose of the windfall.

Officer of the Year
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7.45
29 votes

#39 - Officer of the Year

Hill Street Blues - Season 3 - Episode 5

Joyce humiliates an unprepared Bates on the witness stand; Renko pushes an assault victim to press charges; Furillo's son is missing; and Calletano expresses his true feelings at a luncheon honoring him as the Hispanic Officer of the Year.

Spotlight on Rico
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7.44
27 votes

#40 - Spotlight on Rico

Hill Street Blues - Season 3 - Episode 20

The brutal Benedetto comes to the Hill on a loan sharking assignment; Furillo and Goldblume question a murder suspect who may have multiple personalities.

Let Rome into Tiber Melt
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7.43
89 votes

#41 - Let Rome into Tiber Melt

Brotherhood - Season 3 - Episode 3

A fire in an abandoned mill that kills several Latino squatters and a firefighter causes political fallout for Tommy. Colin begins drinking heavily because of a love triangle. Declan's investigation bears fruit and is expanded.

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Life in the Minors
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7.42
26 votes

#42 - Life in the Minors

Hill Street Blues - Season 3 - Episode 18

Coroner Nydorf offers to fix things when Coffey is accused of killing a prisoner in custody; LaRue develops another scheme to make money out of a comic named Vic Hitler; Joyce decides her future.

Hair Apparent
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7.41
22 votes

#43 - Hair Apparent

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 20

Garibaldi tries to save himself some money by doing some unofficial police work for a guy whose car he rearended; Belker is left exposed on his latest undercover by agents from another agency; and the mayor's gang appointee to the Youth Commission comes under fire for favoritism.

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Here's Adventure, Here's Romance
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7.27
30 votes

#44 - Here's Adventure, Here's Romance

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 1

The only witness to a massacre in a gay bar is an off duty cop; the Cisco Kid ties up traffic; and Goldblume offers to be Fay's natural childbirth coach.

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Father's Day
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7.03
203 votes

#45 - Father's Day

M*A*S*H - Season 9 - Episode 4

Margaret has trouble pretending she's a chip off the old block when her dad, blood and guts "Howitzer" Al Houlihan, arrives for a visit. Also, Hawkeye fixes up a soldier who repays them with a large side of steak, but the general who it belongs to is really steamed.

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Going Down
star
7.00
6 votes

#46 - Going Down

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 2

After she's released from the hospital with a clean bill of health, Gillian reveals that she had a near-death experience during Walt's delivery, but can't seem to find anyone who believes her; when Amy claims that she has no time to organize the wedding, Stu volunteers to make all the arrangements; tragedy occurs when Maxine's pleas to the police to publicize the disappearance of a foster child fall on deaf ears; it's apparent that there's no love lost between Stu and David when they end up at the same cocktail party; Kyle and Lily have an intense encounter in a hospital elevator; Amy's frustration with the difference between the criminal and juvenile court systems increases as the Hawkins trial concludes; Kyle is unsuccessful in his attempt to get Lily to change her mind about moving to New York.

The Claw is Our Master
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6.75
8 votes

#47 - The Claw is Our Master

Judging Amy - Season 2 - Episode 11

Amy finds herself in the middle of a love triangle when she considers giving Tom Gillette a second chance while she continues to date Rob; Maxine investigates the case of a boy from a seemingly perfect family who is going deaf; Amy tries to adopt a dog.

Picture This
star
6.43
232 votes

#48 - Picture This

M*A*S*H - Season 10 - Episode 20

Potter's attempts to assemble the crew for a family portrait are thwarted by a feud between bunkmates Pierce, Hunnicutt, and Winchester. Things are not helped by the efforts of Margaret, Klinger and Mulcahy to bring the Swampmen back together.

The Birthday Girls
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6.42
145 votes

#49 - The Birthday Girls

M*A*S*H - Season 10 - Episode 11

Margaret's birthday plans are spoiled when she and Klinger get stranded on a desolate roadside. Meanwhile, Charles gives a lecture for Margaret, and the surgeons assist in the delivery of a calf.

Friends and Enemies
star
6.42
145 votes

#50 - Friends and Enemies

M*A*S*H - Season 11 - Episode 13

Potter must deal with an old Army friend who is getting his own soldiers killed through his incompetency.