The BEST episodes written by Matt Ward

Swan Song
30 votes

#1 - Swan Song

The Big Leap - Season 1 - Episode 10

With only two days to go until the big finale, the cast preps for their final performance. Nick must make the hard decision of following his brain or his heart, and Julia is stuck in a tough position when Kevin tries to win her back. Meanwhile, Justin and Simon try to navigate a new challenge in their relationship and Brittney works on standing up to her mom.

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Joint Custody
704 votes

#2 - Joint Custody

Common Law (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 8

Wes and Travis investigate a cop's shooting and take care of the injured officer's police dog.

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Love and Rockets
283 votes

#3 - Love and Rockets

CHAOS - Season 1 - Episode 3

Complications and distractions abound when the CHAOS agents infiltrate an arms dealer’s Russian compound with the intent to capture him. Posing as lawyers, the agents must put their improv skills to work.

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Ex Factor
680 votes

#4 - Ex Factor

Common Law (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Travis' ex-partner causes tension between the guys when they receive a special assignment to stop a crime ring responsible for stealing high-end vehicles.

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All Those Yesterdays
262 votes

#5 - All Those Yesterdays

God Friended Me - Season 2 - Episode 4

Miles, Cara and Rakesh support Joy when The God Account sends her a friend suggestion that brings up painful memories for her. Arthur is tempted by a professional opportunity.

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Better Angels
505 votes

#6 - Better Angels

Madam Secretary - Season 5 - Episode 20

As Elizabeth prepares to leave the state department and announce her run for president, anti-globalist terrorists attack the United Nations delegation in Geneva who are there to sign the climate migration treaty.

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The Magic Rake
592 votes

#7 - The Magic Rake

Madam Secretary - Season 5 - Episode 3

Elizabeth flies to Fashion Week in Milan to face off against the Chinese Foreign Minister over an anti-sweatshop treaty in the aftermath of a tragedy. Also, Daisy struggles with feelings of fear and pessimism over her baby’s future, under the threat of rising nationalism in the wake of the attack on the White House.

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The White Swan Lives!
45 votes

#8 - The White Swan Lives!

The Big Leap - Season 1 - Episode 3

Monica comes face-to-face with her past when the contestants head to Chicago to watch a performance of "Swan Lake," performed by her old ballet company. Meanwhile, Nick digs deeper into Justin's family issues and makes a bold move for the sake of the show. Then, tensions continue to grow between Gabby and Brittney, and Paula leans on Mike when she starts to feel vulnerable.

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Witch Lady
1065 votes

#9 - Witch Lady

My Name Is Earl - Season 4 - Episode 21

Earl works on a list item that deals with a crazy witch lady. Meanwhile, Joy wants to show Darnell her good side.

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Desperate Remedies
918 votes

#10 - Desperate Remedies

Madam Secretary - Season 2 - Episode 19

After learning that a member of the inner circle of the terrorist organization “Boko Haram” has fallen ill with a deadly virus, Elizabeth formulates a plan to leverage his weakness and release a group of schoolgirls they are holding captive. Also, Henry gets new information on the terrorist Jibral Disah that leads his team closer to pinpointing his location.

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Go, Gamblers!
576 votes

#11 - Go, Gamblers!

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 20

Tessa helps Ryan choose a college; George asks Dallas to move in with him; Sheila sells George's house.

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My Funny Valentine
646 votes

#12 - My Funny Valentine

Madam Secretary - Season 4 - Episode 16

As the 20th anniversary of the American embassy bombing in Mali approaches, emotions run high among the State Department staff, who had personal connections to lives lost that day, including Elizabeth, who must decide if the U.S. should lift sanctions against the country deemed responsible. Also, Henry tries to help Jason break up with Piper.

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Darnell Outed (2)
1135 votes

#13 - Darnell Outed (2)

My Name Is Earl - Season 4 - Episode 16

In the aftermath of having his cover blown, Darnell must pack up and leave Camden. Meanwhile, Earl, Randy and Catalina discover a devastating truth within the post office.

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South China Sea
1184 votes

#14 - South China Sea

Madam Secretary - Season 3 - Episode 3

After U.S. environmental activists protesting China’s damage of a South China Sea reef are arrested for spying, Elizabeth finds herself in a stalemate with the Chinese foreign minister as she lobbies for their release. Also, Henry pushes the FBI to investigate one of Elizabeth’s former students who he suspects is his family’s cyber-stalker, and President Dalton’s trade visit to Vietnam brings back memories of serving there during the war.

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812 votes

#15 - Minefield

Madam Secretary - Season 4 - Episode 9

Secretary of State McCord reluctantly agrees to host a holiday party in the hopes of persuading senators in attendance to pass a treaty that requires countries to destroy landmines. Also, Henry tries to find evidence that the Senate Majority Leader exchanged information with the Russians.

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Strategic Ambiguity
526 votes

#16 - Strategic Ambiguity

Madam Secretary - Season 5 - Episode 12

Elizabeth must salvage a deal with a military contractor by supplying fighter jets to Taiwan, but she risks triggering a war with China in the process. Also, Daisy gets frustrated with Matt for failing to help take care of her dog like he promised.

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The Essentials
957 votes

#17 - The Essentials

Madam Secretary - Season 4 - Episode 3

With a government shutdown looming, Elizabeth must think outside the box to help fund an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp, before riots break out in the country due to the lack of electricity and water. Also, Henry searches for Dmitri when he goes missing.

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Face the Nation
662 votes

#18 - Face the Nation

Madam Secretary - Season 1 - Episode 17

As Elizabeth struggles to hold herself together emotionally following the attack in Iran, she works to prevent an ecological disaster in the Amazon, and prepares for a national television appearance on “Face the Nation.” Also, she and Henry disagree about the level of protection Jason should have at his new school.

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619 votes

#19 - Protocol

Madam Secretary - Season 4 - Episode 21

When terrorists threaten to cause a flood in the Middle East that could kill millions of people, Elizabeth’s hopes of getting a neighboring country to close the dam fade after the government suddenly goes dark during a coup. Also, Stevie is tasked with finding Russell an activity that will help manage his stress.

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1013 votes

#20 - Killerball

My Name Is Earl - Season 3 - Episode 18

When the hospital wants to get rid of Earl, Randy decides to take care of his brother by himself. But instead of working on the list for Earl, he uses Earl's help to cross things off in order to help him get better.

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Darnell Outed (1)
1028 votes

#21 - Darnell Outed (1)

My Name Is Earl - Season 4 - Episode 15

Joy steals Randy's audition for Erik Estrada's reality show "Estrada or Nada", but her public appearance has consequences for Darnell.

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The Detour
1010 votes

#22 - The Detour

Madam Secretary - Season 3 - Episode 12

When Elizabeth and her staff fly to Africa to offer development aid to the continent, they are caught by surprise when the Chinese arrive there first, ready to outmaneuver the U.S. with competing offers of aid. Also, when turbulence on their plane ride to Africa leaves Daisy unnerved, she and Susan Thompson go on a welcome tour of Africa, admiring the beauty of the continent. And, the FBI asks Henry to help investigate a Christian cult member who may have helped build the bomb used in the Illinois coffee shop attack.

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The Rusalka
838 votes

#23 - The Rusalka

Madam Secretary - Season 2 - Episode 3

Elizabeth and President Dalton’s administration are met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government. Also, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy.

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Collateral Damage
790 votes

#24 - Collateral Damage

Madam Secretary - Season 1 - Episode 10

When the State Department goes on lockdown due to a deranged gunman outside the building, Elizabeth is confined with a delegation from Iraq whose translator threatens to reveal damaging information about her actions while in the CIA. Meanwhile, when Matt is stuck in an office with Daisy’s fiancé, Win, he spills information that he shouldn’t have.

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Quit Your Snitchin'
937 votes

#25 - Quit Your Snitchin'

My Name Is Earl - Season 4 - Episode 7

When Randy's birthday is coming up, Earl gets him a new car, but it is stolen before he can present it to Randy. Apparently, Earl no longer falls under the code of criminals, that no criminal steals from another one. Now that he is treated as a "civilian", he needs to decide whether to take the matter to the police and become a snitch.

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Junior Secretary's Day
654 votes

#26 - Junior Secretary's Day

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 9

George has to manage Tessa's recovery after her wisdom teeth are removed and deal with Fred Shay, who has moved into their basement after a career setback; Dallas is insecure about her relationship with George.

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The Call
877 votes

#27 - The Call

Madam Secretary - Season 1 - Episode 6

Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.

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High Priced Spread
360 votes

#28 - High Priced Spread

In Plain Sight - Season 1 - Episode 6

Mary learns that her witness, a NCAA basketball star, has a gambling problem

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Yakult Leader
582 votes

#29 - Yakult Leader

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 11

When Yakult feels depressed, Dallas asks Yoni (Wilmer Valderrama) for help; the Shays ask Tessa to set Lisa up on a date.

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Who Shot Jay Arnstein?
337 votes

#30 - Who Shot Jay Arnstein?

In Plain Sight - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mary works to solve the mystery of who tried to kill her witness, an art dealer. To complicate matters, both his mistress and his wife are in the program…and key suspects.

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