The BEST episodes written by Ronald D. Moore

Ask Not
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8.80
129 votes

#1 - Ask Not

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 2

Brody Davis, the mysterious new curator at the UFO Museum has the group on edge, and Michael and Isabel plotting his demise.

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Cry Your Name
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8.70
155 votes

#2 - Cry Your Name

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 17

The sudden death of a close friend shocks the group.

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All Good Things... (2)
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8.58
965 votes

#3 - All Good Things... (2)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Episode 26

Stardate: 47988.1 - After his encounter with Q, Picard assembles the senior staff, and wonders if Q is actually giving him a chance to save humanity by showing him that the spatial anomaly also exists in the past...

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All Good Things... (1)
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8.45
2082 votes

#4 - All Good Things... (1)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Episode 25

Stardate: 47988.0 - Shortly after Picard is diagnosed with a long-term, potentially debilitating brain disorder, he starts experiencing bizarre shifts into three main time periods: 25 years into the future, a few days before the Enterprise-D is sent on its mission to Farpoint station, and the present...

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Daybreak (2)
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8.42
2839 votes

#5 - Daybreak (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 4 - Episode 20

Adama and the Galactica crew stake the survival of the human race on their plan to rescue Hera from the Cylon colony in this, the series finale.

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Disturbing Behavior
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8.30
155 votes

#6 - Disturbing Behavior

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 13

Michael and Maria flee from Roswell after helping Laurie DuPree escape from the police, and Max learns that a deadly parasite was released into Earth's atmosphere when their ship crashed 50 years ago.

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The Day That Was the Day
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8.25
509 votes

#7 - The Day That Was the Day

Carnivàle - Season 1 - Episode 12

Faced with a crisis of life-and-death proportions of whether or not to cure Ruthie from a snake bite, Ben turns to Lodz for advice, and he ends up talking with the mysterious and unseen entity, Management, for the first time. Meanwhile, Stumpy and Rita Sue strike a deal with each other, and Jones, to save their marriage. Samson covers for Ben when a Texas Ranger comes looking for Ben in which Samson learns that Ben is a fugitive for a murder charge which he did not commit. Sofie settles a score with Libby and Jones by seducing Libby in order for Jones to find out after learning that he's been seducing Rita Sue. But the consequences are when Sofie finds herself in the grips of Apollonia's fury for this sapphic act. In Mintern, Reverend Balthus and Brother Justin contemplate the former's "greatest evil," with the latter pondering the prospect of salvation versus damnation among his congregation.

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Kobol's Last Gleaming (2)
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8.24
3196 votes

#8 - Kobol's Last Gleaming (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Commander Adama learns that Kara disobeyed orders and Jumped to Caprica on orders from President Roslin, he demands the president's resignation, with the implied threat of a military coup. Roslin refuses his demand and sparks a confrontation.

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Max in the City
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8.20
155 votes

#9 - Max in the City

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 9

Max and Tess depart for the interstellar summit in New York City with Rath and Lonnie, Michael and Isabel's duplicates, who both harbor a secret agenda for their future king and an alliance with Nicholas, the Skin. Ava reveals to Liz that Rath & Lonnie murdered Zan. Tess is kidnapped by the dupes after Max learns of their true intentions. When Max finally finds Tess she reveals that they tried to read her mind to find the Granolith but she resisted. She then says that they're gone but did they die or are they still out there? Ava says goodbye to Liz and leaves Roswell.

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How the Other Half Lives
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8.20
155 votes

#10 - How the Other Half Lives

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 14

Max tries to stop Alex and Kyle from being buried alive in a cave filled with glowing blue crystals; Isabel is kidnapped by Grant Sorenson possessed by the alien parasite queen; Michael is shot while trying to protect Laurie.

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Trials and Tribble-ations
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8.18
1594 votes

#11 - Trials and Tribble-ations

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 5 - Episode 6

Stardate:4523.7 While returning to Deep Space Nine with the Bajoran Orb of Time, the crew are thrown back to the 23rd Century. They must infiltrate the original Starship Enterprise in order to stop an undercover Klingon from poisoning a shipment of grain being carried.

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Resurrection Ship (2)
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8.09
3178 votes

#12 - Resurrection Ship (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 2 - Episode 12

The struggle between Adama and Cain is temporarily put on hold while the two Battlestars combine forces for an assault on the Cylon Resurrection Ship. Apollo faces a momentous decision and Baltar takes an interest in Gina, the Cylon prisoner.

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Daybreak (1)
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8.05
3366 votes

#13 - Daybreak (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 4 - Episode 19

With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.

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The Die is Cast
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8.01
1500 votes

#14 - The Die is Cast

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 3 - Episode 21

Garak must decide whether or not to kill Odo to please his mentor on the eve of a joint Romulan-Cardassian attack on the Dominion.

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Graduation
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8.00
208 votes

#15 - Graduation

Roswell - Season 3 - Episode 18

As their high school graduation approaches, the gang must come to terms with their expectations for the future, while joining together to thwart the FBI when they discover that several members of the group are under surveillance. Meanwhile, Liz begins exhibiting even more alien-like powers, that cause her to see visions of their future - including their deaths.

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Yesterday's Enterprise
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7.93
2421 votes

#16 - Yesterday's Enterprise

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Episode 15

Stardate: 43625.2 A rift in the space/time continuum brings the U.S.S. Enterprise - C forward into the 24th Century, and alters the timeline. In this future, the Federation is at war with the Klingons, Tasha Yar is on the bridge, Worf did not join the Federation, and only Guinan's unique perception of reality may restore the timeline.

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33
star
7.89
4752 votes

#17 - 33

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the wake of the Cylon sneak attack, the ragtag fleet of human survivors is forced to play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with their pursuers. Every 33 minutes, they make a jump to a new location. And every 33 minutes, the Cylons manage to find them. The pilots are on the brink of exhaustion, relying on artificial stimulants to keep fighting, and the civilians are beginning to doubt the leadership of Commander Adama and President Roslin.

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Tacking Into the Wind
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7.89
1337 votes

#18 - Tacking Into the Wind

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 7 - Episode 22

Stardate: Unknown Bashir works around the clock to find a cure for the Founder's disease. Kira makes plans to steal Breen technology that would make the Federation ships immune to Breen/Dominion weaponry. Damar learns that his family was killed by the Dominion. Worf challenges Gowron's corrupt leadership of the Klingon Empire, which results in Gowron's death. Bashir and O'Brien plot to capture a member of Section 31 who may hold the cure for Odo's illness.

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The Pegasus
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7.89
2011 votes

#19 - The Pegasus

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Episode 12

Stardate: 47457.1 - Riker is placed on a covert mission to find the missing starship he was once a member aboard, but the mission holds a secret that could destroy the peace treaty between the Federation and the Romulans.

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To Ransom a Man's Soul
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7.88
2681 votes

#20 - To Ransom a Man's Soul

Outlander - Season 1 - Episode 16

A desperate plan manages to free Jamie, but his wounds are more than just physical. At a nearby monastery, Claire attempts to save both Jamie's heart and soul, as his mind lingers on the torture.

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Both Sides Now
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7.87
3328 votes

#21 - Both Sides Now

Outlander - Season 1 - Episode 8

Frank desperately searches for his missing wife, while Claire tries to come to terms with her new marriage. Claire is faced with an emotional quandry as a life-altering opportunity presents itself.

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The Battle Joined
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7.87
2569 votes

#22 - The Battle Joined

Outlander - Season 3 - Episode 1

After living through the Battle of Culloden, Jamie finds himself at the mercy of unforgiving British victors, until a connection from his past provides his only hope of survival. Meanwhile, a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in the modern world of 1940s Boston – and life with Frank.

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Paradise Lost
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7.86
1405 votes

#23 - Paradise Lost

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 4 - Episode 12

As Sisko and Odo prepare for a Dominion invasion they discover a plot to place the Federation under military control.

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Home (2)
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7.85
3011 votes

#24 - Home (2)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Adama heads to Kobol to find Roslin, reassembles the fleet and heads down to Kobol himself to find the presidential party in search of the "Tomb of Athena" which allegedly leads to Earth. Apollo hangs out with Starbuck , Zarek tries to keep his cronie off plotting with Boomer who is unaware of tension building between Helo and Tyrol.

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Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
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7.84
1197 votes

#25 - Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 7 - Episode 16

Stardate: Unknown As Dr. Bashir leaves for a medical convention on Romulus, a member of Section 31, who asks him to get as much information on the Romulan Government as possible, approaches him. It soon becomes clear that Bashir may be caught in a confused double cross.

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Kobol's Last Gleaming (1)
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7.84
3296 votes

#26 - Kobol's Last Gleaming (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 12

While flying a supply patrol, Crashdown and Sharon Valerii discover a bountiful planet that can support human life. Indeed, it might be Kobol, the legendary "home of the gods." The discovery prompts Commander Adama to send a ground team to investigate; it also gives new life to President Roslin's belief that she is a tool of destiny and that this discovery, like her rapidly spreading cancer, is part of an ancient prophecy.

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Occupation
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7.83
3004 votes

#27 - Occupation

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 3 - Episode 1

Tigh, Tyrol and Anders lead the Resistance on New Caprica to increasingly deadly attacks against the Cylons. Kara finds herself trapped in a new life with Leoben Conoy, and Duck makes a fateful decision. Meanwhile on Galactica, Adama struggles with the question of whether to return to New Caprica to mount a rescue attempt.

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Precipice
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7.82
2801 votes

#28 - Precipice

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 3 - Episode 2

Adama plans to return to New Caprica and drop off a surprising person to act as a liason between Galactica and the Resistance. Tigh's insistence on the use of suicide bombers and ever escalating violence stuns even the fellow leaders of the Resistance. Eventually, the suicide bombings cause the Cylon occupiers to crackdown on their human subjects.

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And Here’s to You
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7.81
1158 votes

#29 - And Here’s to You

For All Mankind - Season 2 - Episode 8

Gordo returns to space. Molly faces an upsetting new reality. Aleida confronts her first major hurdle at work.

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Pilot
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7.79
3256 votes

#30 - Pilot

Caprica - Season 1 - Episode 1

58 years before Battlestar Galactica, an astonishing breakthrough is taking shape on the planet Caprica. The creator of a failing urban combat robot project tries to bring a virtual copy of his dead daughter into the real world, using a stolen processor, his combat chassis and her code. He thus creates the Cybernetic Life form Node or CYLON. The rapidly evolving spheres of human and mechanical engineering have collided, along with the fates of two families. Joined by tragedy in an explosive instant of terror, two rival clans led by powerful patriarchs, Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and Daniel Greystone (Eric Stoltz) duel in an era of questionable ethics, corporate machinations and unbridled personal ambition as the final war for humanity looms.

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Relics
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7.75
2174 votes

#31 - Relics

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Episode 4

Stardate: 46125.3 - Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott is discovered suspended in a transporter beam 75 years after he disappeared. After the Enterprise crew re-materialise him, he has a hard time adjusting to the new society.

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The Search (1)
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7.75
1733 votes

#32 - The Search (1)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 3 - Episode 1

Sisko is assigned the mission of taking the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to make peaceful contact with the founders of the Dominion.

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Hi Bob
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7.74
1490 votes

#33 - Hi Bob

For All Mankind - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ed, Gordo, and Danielle struggle with an extended Jamestown mission.

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Pick a Number
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7.74
596 votes

#34 - Pick a Number

Carnivàle - Season 1 - Episode 6

Thirsty for payback after the murder of Dora Mae Dreifuss, one of the chooch dancers, Samson and the rest of the carnies, including Stumpy Dreifuss and Rita Sue, get caught up in an obscure, but fascinating phenomenon called "Carnival Justice" to root out the person responsible. Meanwhile, Ben's dark adventure in the mine shaft ends where Lodz welcomes him back into the fold. In Mintern, Brother Justin, highly distraught over the mysterious fire that destroyed Chin's and killed six homeless children, leaves the town and wanders in the wilderness, where he meets a group of hobos around a camp fire where one of them is an undercover reporter.

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Pilot
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7.73
4355 votes

#35 - Pilot

Helix - Season 1 - Episode 1

A Center for Disease Control medical team’s investigation of a disease outbreak at a high tech arctic research lab uncovers the truth about a secretive research project that could threaten the future of humankind.

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After the Ball Is Over
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7.73
755 votes

#36 - After the Ball Is Over

Carnivàle - Season 1 - Episode 2

A practical joke which has him clean an old dirty trailer leads Ben to a piece of the puzzle of his past - a tuxedo-clad man named Scudder who Ben keeps seeing in his dreams and who may be his long-lost father. Meanwhile, Brother Justin and his sister Iris have a conversation with Justin's mentor, Reverend Norman Balthus, which makes him realize that he has a gift that he must put to use. With the help of a vision that comes to him at the right time, he persuades the owner of the local brothel Mr. Chin's to allow him to turn it into a house of worship for the local migrants. At the Carnivale, Sofie continues to tend to her comatose, telepathic mother, Apollonia, after their upsetting run in with Ben, whose powers can help, or harm.

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Through a Glass, Darkly
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7.71
2940 votes

#37 - Through a Glass, Darkly

Outlander - Season 2 - Episode 1

Returning to her own time, Claire must reconcile her future with the life she left behind. Shifting back to the 18th century, Jamie, Claire and Murtagh arrive in France, but learn that Paris presents its own challenges.

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Survival Instinct
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7.70
1687 votes

#38 - Survival Instinct

Star Trek: Voyager - Season 6 - Episode 2

Stardate: 53049.2 - Seven of Nine discovers that she was previously freed from the collective along with a few others, and that she was responsible for their re-assimilation. They now wish to be restored to their individuality, but it may cost them their lives, as well as Seven's.

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Michael, The Guys and The Great Snapple Caper
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7.70
182 votes

#39 - Michael, The Guys and The Great Snapple Caper

Roswell - Season 3 - Episode 2

Michael works as a security guard, but when he tries to loosen up his co-workers, he causes more harm than good. Meanwhile, Max and Liz continue to see each other despite her parents' wishes.

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To Have and To Hold
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7.70
182 votes

#40 - To Have and To Hold

Roswell - Season 3 - Episode 6

Right before her wedding, Isabel is torn with doubt when she has erotic dreams of her former alien lover, Kivar. Meanwhile, a reluctant Max agrees to serve as Jesse's best man, while attempting to investigate him at the bachelor party.

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The White Room
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7.69
2997 votes

#41 - The White Room

Helix - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Alan’s controversial cure leaves Peter clinging to life, the unchecked virus forces Jordan to make a devastating decision. Walker discovers the surprising truth about her new ally, while Daniel squares off against Balleseros.

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Rocks and Shoals
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7.68
1409 votes

#42 - Rocks and Shoals

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 6 - Episode 2

Stardate: 51107.2 The damaged Jem'Hadar ship captained by Sisko crashes on a planet. Dax is seriously injured, but kept alive by Dr. Bashir. A group of Jem'Hadar who also crashed on the ship finds them, and takes them to their injured Vorta leader, who has a proposition for Sisko he may not be able to refuse.

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Lay Down Your Burdens (1)
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7.67
3012 votes

#43 - Lay Down Your Burdens (1)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Season 2 - Episode 19

Chief Tyrol is plagued by terrifying dreams and seeks the aid of a priest. Kara leads a rescue mission to Caprica. Roslin and Baltar go head-to-head in a presidential debate that changes dramatically with the discovery of a habitable planet.

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Justine
star
7.67
9 votes

#44 - Justine

Touching Evil (US) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Creegan and Branca are forced to enlist a murderer to help them solve the deaths of three women found beaten to death outside strip clubs.

Defiant
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7.66
1462 votes

#45 - Defiant

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 3 - Episode 9

When Commander William T. Riker from the Enterprise arrives on Deep Space 9, he takes a liking to Kira, who gives him a tour of the Defiant. But Riker is revealed to be not who he claims to be when he attacks Kira and steals the ship.

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Every Little Thing
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7.64
1352 votes

#46 - Every Little Thing

For All Mankind - Season 2 - Episode 1

Nearly a decade later, technology and lunar exploration have taken huge strides—but a solar storm threatens the astronauts on Jamestown.

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Castle Leoch
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7.64
4127 votes

#47 - Castle Leoch

Outlander - Season 1 - Episode 2

Claire is taken to meet the Laird. As suspicions about her grow, Claire befriends the mysterious Geillis Duncan. When the clan discover her medical skills, Claire goes from guest to prisoner.

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Soldiers of the Empire
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7.64
1405 votes

#48 - Soldiers of the Empire

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 5 - Episode 21

Stardate: Unknown Worf and Dax join a Klingon ship captained by General Martok on his first mission since being freed from the Dominion prison. However, the crew is in such a low state of morale that when they encounter a Jem'Hadar warship, they enter a battle for their lives.

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Vector
star
7.62
2339 votes

#49 - Vector

Helix - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Dr. Alan Farragut accelerates the hunt for his infected brother Peter, the quarantine of three scientists threatens to create panic at the lab. Doreen finds evidence that Dr. Hatake is lying about his research.

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Sassenach
star
7.61
5331 votes

#50 - Sassenach

Outlander - Season 1 - Episode 1

While on her honeymoon, WWII combat nurse Claire Randall is mysteriously transported back to 1743 Scotland, where she is kidnapped by a group of Highlanders - and meets an injured young man named Jamie.

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