The BEST episodes written by Melinda Hsu Taylor

Ab Aeterno
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8.10
7819 votes

#1 - Ab Aeterno

Lost - Season 6 - Episode 9

Richard Alpert faces a difficult choice.

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You Made a Choice to Be Good
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7.96
2320 votes

#2 - You Made a Choice to Be Good

The Vampire Diaries - Season 8 - Episode 11

Cade returns to Mystic Falls and presents Damon and Stefan with additional assignments, each with unthinkable consequences. Even with tension growing in their friendship, Caroline and Matt do their best to protect the town’s residents from Cade’s appetite for their souls. Bonnie and Enzo hit the road on a romantic trip, taking the bell with them in hopes to keep it safe.

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Gone Girl
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7.91
2003 votes

#3 - Gone Girl

The Vampire Diaries - Season 5 - Episode 15

Nadia recalls her centuries-long search for her mother. Stefan, Caroline and Matt come up with a desperate plan to save Elena's life. Damon baits Tyler into an ugly confrontation and seeks revenge against Dr. Wes. Bonnie learns a terrifying secret that threatens the lives of all her friends.

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The Girl in the Locket
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7.90
271 votes

#4 - The Girl in the Locket

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 17

With only hours left, the Drew Crew must race against the clock to find a way to vanquish the Agleaca before she takes what is owed to her.

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We're Planning a June Wedding
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7.88
2395 votes

#5 - We're Planning a June Wedding

The Vampire Diaries - Season 8 - Episode 15

A wedding is quickly planned in order for Damon and Stefan to lure a dangerous enemy out into the open. This looming threat puts the fate of Mystic Falls in eminent danger and must be destroyed.

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Black Hole Sun
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7.78
1640 votes

#6 - Black Hole Sun

The Vampire Diaries - Season 6 - Episode 4

When Damon and Bonnie realize that uncovering a time in Damon’s past may provide clues to finding their way home, Damon is forced to relive one of the worst days of his life. Alaric steps in to help Jeremy get his life together and cope with the loss of Bonnie. Elsewhere, Stefan attempts to show Elena what it’s like to start over and create a new identity, while Tripp lets Matt in on a dark secret. Lastly, Stefan, who is desperate to regain some normalcy in his life, is stunned when an unexpected visitor shows up.

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The Drowned Woman
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7.76
189 votes

#7 - The Drowned Woman

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 5

Tensions flare between Nancy and the Drew Crew as they continue to fight the Aglaeca. Meanwhile, Bess makes a mistake that could cost all of them their lives. Lastly, George has a beautiful bonding moment with her sisters.

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The Cell
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7.76
2077 votes

#8 - The Cell

The Vampire Diaries - Season 5 - Episode 9

Caroline offers Stefan an unusual form of therapy. Meanwhile, Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, and she shares with him some disturbing information she recently learned about her family.

Original Sin
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7.76
2381 votes

#9 - Original Sin

The Vampire Diaries - Season 5 - Episode 3

Elena and Katherine both dream that Stefan is in danger and convince Damon to help them find him. But their plans are thwarted by a mysterious woman who seems to know everything about Stefan's past and Damon's disturbing future.

Days of Future Past
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7.75
1793 votes

#10 - Days of Future Past

The Vampire Diaries - Season 7 - Episode 16

In an attempt to make things right with his brother, Damon offers to have Stefan’s scar magically transferred to him, only to discover that doing so may come with some unexpected consequences. With time running out and Rayna closing in on Stefan, Valerie desperately attempts to reason with Damon before it’s too late. Elsewhere, after being framed for breaking Rayna out of The Armory, Enzo attempts to clear his name, but not before a violent run-in with Nora forces him to make an upsetting discovery.

Woke Up with a Monster
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7.73
1224 votes

#11 - Woke Up with a Monster

The Vampire Diaries - Season 6 - Episode 11

More powerful than ever, Kai holds Elena captive while he learns to control his newly acquired magic. At the Salvatore mansion, Liv and Alaric try to prepare Jo for the impending merge ceremony with Kai, but they quickly realize Jo is weaker than they thought. Caroline travels with Stefan to North Carolina in search of a cure for her mother's cancer. Meanwhile, Stefan is caught off guard when Enzo shows up demanding to know what he is hiding.

Today Will Be Different
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7.71
2368 votes

#12 - Today Will Be Different

The Vampire Diaries - Season 8 - Episode 2

After learning that someone from Stefan’s past may be Damon and Enzo’s next target, Stefan, Bonnie and Caroline head to North Carolina. There, Bonnie takes drastic measures in an attempt to break Enzo free of whatever has a hold over him. At the Armory, Alaric and Georgie stumble upon a mysterious symbol that may be related to the supernatural force controlling Damon and Enzo. Finally, Caroline gets an unexpected surprise from Stefan.

The Substitute
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7.70
5636 votes

#13 - The Substitute

Lost - Season 6 - Episode 4

Locke goes in search of help to further his cause. Kate finds herself on the run, while Jack is tasked with something that could put a friend's life at risk.

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gaMe changer
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7.69
1236 votes

#14 - gaMe changer

The Gifted - Season 2 - Episode 9

Tensions reach an apex within the Inner Circle while Andy defends Rebecca from Reeva; Lauren persuades Reed and Caitlin to destroy Dr. Risman's research; Jace works on a plan with the Purifiers; Blink and Thunderbird face their differences.

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The Road Not Taken
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7.68
822 votes

#15 - The Road Not Taken

Touch (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 13

Martin's car mysteriously breaks down in the town where he first became a reporter. When he begins to suspect his mentor is involved in illegal activity there, he risks severing their friendship in order to find the truth.

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Because
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7.66
1365 votes

#16 - Because

The Vampire Diaries - Season 6 - Episode 19

Wrestling with whether or not to tell Elena about the cure, Damon brings up their future together and what life would be like if they weren’t vampires. Meanwhile, it’s all hands on deck when attempts to stop a humanity-free Caroline doesn’t go as planned. Elsewhere, when Bonnie discovers that Damon has betrayed her trust, she takes matters into her own hands, setting off a chain of events that leaves Damon dealing with the fallout. Lastly, after being forced to face his traumatic past, Enzo sets out for answers and is surprised when he learns the truth about the day he was turned into a vampire.

The Search for the Midnight Wraith
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7.66
229 votes

#17 - The Search for the Midnight Wraith

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 1

Nancy and the Drew Crew are still reeling from witnessing the visions of their deaths. They realize even more so now that they need to come up with a plan to stop the Aglaeca before it's too late. Meanwhile, Detective Tamura shows up at The Claw to bring Nancy in for questioning as she is now a suspect in a mysterious comatose girl's assault.

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Sanctuary (2)
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7.65
7717 votes

#18 - Sanctuary (2)

Falling Skies - Season 1 - Episode 7

Hal takes the lead fighting an unexpected threat against the children of the 2nd Mass. Anne has her hands full when Sarah goes into labor while the 2nd Mass base is being evacuated.

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The Warning of the Frozen Heart
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7.64
179 votes

#19 - The Warning of the Frozen Heart

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 1

On the evening of Horseshoe Bay’s annual Harvest Carnival, a whole new mystery unfolds for Nancy when the body of a mysterious young man is discovered on the Hudson carnival grounds. The Drew Crew is drawn into the case by a host of confounding clues surrounding a new menace terrorizing the town – a killer who has an enigmatic connection to none other than Nancy’s newest foil: Temperance Hudson.

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3 X 1
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7.62
2366 votes

#20 - 3 X 1

The Gifted - Season 1 - Episode 11

As tensions heat up among the team at Mutant HQ, no one knows who they can trust. Fearing for his family's safety, Reed rethinks their future at the compound. Meanwhile, Dr. Campbell proposes an improved program to Jace that could change everything.

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Man on Fire
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7.59
1859 votes

#21 - Man on Fire

The Vampire Diaries - Season 5 - Episode 19

Enzo holds Elena, Stefan and Bonnie hostage to uncover the truth about the love of his life. Markos performs a ritual to undo witch's magic.

The Case of the Wayward Spirit
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7.58
396 votes

#22 - The Case of the Wayward Spirit

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Nancy realizes that George is possessed by Tiffany’s spirit, she must act quickly to rid her friend of the ghostly passenger before it’s too late. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger, Owen, wanders into The Claw and asks the gang to cater a charity gala happening at the country club that same day.

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Age of Innocence
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7.58
1628 votes

#23 - Age of Innocence

The Vampire Diaries - Season 7 - Episode 3

In the aftermath of a clever plan orchestrated by Lily, Damon sets off on a road trip with Bonnie and Alaric in search of leverage they can use against his mother. Meanwhile, Caroline, who is being held hostage by the Heretics, learns some shocking information about Valerie’s past, while Stefan learns a few unexpected details about his own past from Lily. Finally, Alaric turns to Bonnie for her help after coming clean about a secret he’s been keeping.

The Hidden Staircase
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7.56
334 votes

#24 - The Hidden Staircase

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Nancy and the Drew Crew desperately search for George’s missing sister, Ted, whose kidnapping eerily mirrors the investigation that started Nancy’s sleuthing career. Meanwhile, while revisiting the trauma of her past, as a means to solving the present-day mystery, Nancy finally reconnects with her father just as an escalation in the Lucy Sable investigation threatens to separate them forever.

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Some Like It Hoth
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7.56
4194 votes

#25 - Some Like It Hoth

Lost - Season 5 - Episode 13

Suspicions about a possible breach intensify after Ben is taken from the infirmary, and a reluctant Miles is forced to work with Hurley when he's asked to deliver an important package to a top Dharma official.

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Things We Lost in the Fire
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7.55
1611 votes

#26 - Things We Lost in the Fire

The Vampire Diaries - Season 7 - Episode 11

With the traumatic effects of the Phoenix stone taking a toll on his brother, Stefan attempts to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience in the stone. Elsewhere, Matt and Bonnie deal with the fallout after Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls, leading Matt to spiral out of control and into trouble with an officer named Penny. Meanwhile, Tyler returns to town for Alaric's baby shower and Caroline makes an upsetting discovery involving Alaric and his future plan for the babies.

got your siX
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7.54
2768 votes

#27 - got your siX

The Gifted - Season 1 - Episode 6

Determined to find out more information behind what Sentinel Services did to an old friend of his, Thunderbird spearheads a mission to get answers. Meanwhile, Lauren encounters a new friend with useful powers and Blink makes a big decision regarding her future.

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The Vision of the Birchwood Prisoner
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7.51
162 votes

#28 - The Vision of the Birchwood Prisoner

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 5

After a major setback in the Frozen Hearts case, Nancy asks Temperance for help with an occult approach to getting answers from a murder suspect. Meanwhile, the Bobbsey entanglement creates a world of trouble for Ace, and George has a long-overdue confrontation with someone from her past.

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Grace
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7.37
8372 votes

#29 - Grace

Falling Skies - Season 1 - Episode 4

Tom and his team head out to track down more motorcycles for the 2nd Mass., relying on Pope to guide them to a good location. They hit the jackpot until they meet some skitters and harnessed teenagers at the bike shop. Back at the base, Dr. Harris and Anne disagree over the best method to gather more intelligence on the aliens.

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The Celestial Visitor
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7.32
184 votes

#30 - The Celestial Visitor

Nancy Drew (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 15

As things begin to go haywire at The Claw, a striking stranger appears looking for Nancy, and announces himself as the billionaire Tom Swift. Meanwhile, Ace has issues with the way Nancy insists on handling things with Celia.

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...And the Book of Isaac
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7.19
62 votes

#31 - ...And the Book of Isaac

Tom Swift - Season 1 - Episode 7

When they discover that one of their own has been poisoned, Tom, Zenzi and Barclay work together to figure out who is responsible.

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…And the Liftoff To Saturn
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6.90
154 votes

#32 - …And the Liftoff To Saturn

Tom Swift - Season 1 - Episode 1

As an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming TOM SWIFT is a man who many men would kill to be, or be with – a man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him.

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