The BEST episodes written by Steven Moffat

Blink
star
9.09
3318 votes

#1 - Blink

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 10

Suggestion is a powerful weapon ... The Doctor is lost in time and within the walls of an old, abandoned house, murder is afoot and the Weeping Angels await... A young woman called Sally visits a dilapidated house, and is led down a terrifying time-torn path.

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Breakfast at Czar's
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9.00
3 votes

#2 - Breakfast at Czar's

Press Gang - Season 2 - Episode 1

The local leisure complex is being threatened with closure and The Junior Gazette come up with a great campaign to save it, or so they originally thought. The facts are wrong and the team are forced to write another edition of the paper. Much to Lynda's delight as she uses her own initiative to back the council into a corner. Does she succeed in getting the whole story and revealing the true facts.

Naked
star
8.68
1043 votes

#3 - Naked

Coupling - Season 2 - Episode 8

As Jeff's 30th birthday approaches, his new boss Julia Davis questions the girls about whether one should kiss a junior work colleague, while Jeff admits to the lads that he had a close encounter of the Nat (Nose Avoidance Tilt) kind in a stationery cupboard at work.

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Shouldn't I Be Taller?
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8.67
3 votes

#4 - Shouldn't I Be Taller?

Press Gang - Season 1 - Episode 12

Lynda's absent from the newsroom, Colin has got his sights on the editors job and plans to run it HIS way. Can Spike convince depressed Lynda to return to The Junior Gazette and save them from going down the toilet?

The End of the Line
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8.59
1043 votes

#5 - The End of the Line

Coupling - Season 2 - Episode 9

Steve and Susan's relationship is drifting into a new phase. They are beginning to get on each other's nerves. A bizarre set of misunderstandings brings on a crisis.

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His Last Vow
star
8.57
8218 votes

#6 - His Last Vow

Sherlock - Season 3 - Episode 3

A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

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A Good Man Goes to War (1)
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8.52
3820 votes

#7 - A Good Man Goes to War (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 6 - Episode 7

Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her as the drama continues. But as he and Rory race across galaxies, calling in long-held debts and solemnly given promises, his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap. In her cell in Stormcage, River Song sadly acknowledges that the time has come at last – today will mark the Battle of Demons Run and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Both sides will make their sacrifices and River Song must finally reveal her most closely guarded secret to the Doctor.

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Heaven Sent (1)
star
8.52
2429 votes

#8 - Heaven Sent (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 9 - Episode 11

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…

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The Name of the Doctor
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8.51
2970 votes

#9 - The Name of the Doctor

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 7 - Episode 13

Someone is kidnapping the Doctor's friends, leading him towards the one place in all of time and space that he should never go.

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Forest of the Dead (2)
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8.51
2852 votes

#10 - Forest of the Dead (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 9

The Doctor and Donna land in a frightening position in the far future. While investigating a derelict library, the duo come face to face with the disembodied mind of a little girl, an archaeological team led by a woman from the Doctor's future, and swarms of flesh-eating creatures that are seen only as shadows

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World Enough and Time
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8.50
2191 votes

#11 - World Enough and Time

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 10 - Episode 11

Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy...

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Silence in the Library (1)
star
8.50
2933 votes

#12 - Silence in the Library (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 8

The Doctor and Donna land in a frightening position in the far future. While investigating a derelict library, the duo come face to face with the disembodied mind of a little girl, an archaeological team led by a woman from the Doctor's future, and swarms of flesh-eating creatures that are seen only as shadows.

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The Lying Detective
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8.48
7335 votes

#13 - The Lying Detective

Sherlock - Season 4 - Episode 2

Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith — a man with a very dark secret indeed.

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The Doctor Falls
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8.46
2099 votes

#14 - The Doctor Falls

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 10 - Episode 12

“Without hope, without witness, without reward.” The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…

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The Angels Take Manhattan
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8.45
3511 votes

#15 - The Angels Take Manhattan

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 7 - Episode 5

The Doctor’s heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York’s statues come to life around them… With Rory’s life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it’s too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.

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A Scandal in Belgravia
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8.45
11352 votes

#16 - A Scandal in Belgravia

Sherlock - Season 2 - Episode 1

A case of blackmail threatens to topple the monarchy itself, but soon Sherlock and John discover there is even more to it than that. They find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. But this case will cast a longer shadow on their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: Irene Adler.

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The Big Bang (2)
star
8.44
4074 votes

#17 - The Big Bang (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 5 - Episode 13

The Doctor is gone, the Tardis has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars.

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A Study in Pink
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8.42
14174 votes

#18 - A Study in Pink

Sherlock - Season 1 - Episode 1

A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate — it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled — and only one man can help.

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The Eleventh Hour
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8.41
4452 votes

#19 - The Eleventh Hour

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 5 - Episode 1

The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked, and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world - and only Amy Pond to help him.

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Hell Bent (2)
star
8.40
2188 votes

#20 - Hell Bent (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 9 - Episode 12

If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts...how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?

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Sex, Death & Nudity
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8.40
5 votes

#21 - Sex, Death & Nudity

Coupling (US) - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Jane's aunt dies, she expects Steve to go to the funeral. As her boyfriend. But if he's going, then Susan is going. And if Susan is going, then Patrick is going. And if Patrick is going, then Sally is going. And if they're all going, then Jeff might as well be going, too, since he was the only one besides Jane who actually knew her. Meanwhile, Jeff fears he'll blurt out something he shouldn't during a forthcoming interview for a promotion.

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
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8.40
951 votes

#22 - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Coupling - Season 3 - Episode 7

Sally is terrified that she might be pregnant, so she takes a pregnancy test and asks the other girls to do the same so that she knows what a negative result looks like. In her fluster she gets the tests muddled up. One of the girls is pregnant, but which one?

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Inferno
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8.39
1264 votes

#23 - Inferno

Coupling - Season 1 - Episode 4

Steve is plunged into total panic when he suspects that Susan has found one of his porn videos. To fill the embarrassing silence, he tells her he loves her, but Susan is well-aware that he was merely panicking. Susan invites all the friends over for a dinner party. Jane brings her therapist, Jill, who everyone assumes is there as Jane's date. In front of everyone, Susan insists that Steve justify his passion for the offending porn film, Lesbian Spank Inferno.

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Sex, Death & Nudity
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8.35
1238 votes

#24 - Sex, Death & Nudity

Coupling - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jeff explains to the guys about 'The Giggle Loop': the danger that the more you try to suppress laughter in important silences, the harder you want to laugh. Jane's aunt has died, and she wants Steve to come to the funeral, pretending to be her boyfriend still. Susan invites herself, and so Patrick must come as her 'boyfriend', and all six end up going.

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Unconditional Sex
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8.33
797 votes

#25 - Unconditional Sex

Coupling - Season 3 - Episode 3

Jeff is still trying to decide whether he should cheat on his girlfriend Julia with Wilma, or not. While his friends try to help him, Jeff is no match in this debate for "devil woman" Wilma. She knows every argument that Susan (the expert in getting her own way) has ever used. Jeff paints himself into a terrifyingly extreme conversational corner, until he blurts out that the reason he can't have sex with Wilma is that his girlfriend is dead...

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Monday - Tuesday
star
8.33
3 votes

#26 - Monday - Tuesday

Press Gang - Season 1 - Episode 11

School, life, The Junior Gazette it all seems to be going perfect, everythings going the way you want it to. Then something happens and the next day getting out of bed is the worst thing you could have done. Are Lynda, Spike, Kenny, Tiddler caught in some weird surreal dream or is life really like this?!

How to Make a Killing (2)
star
8.33
3 votes

#27 - How to Make a Killing (2)

Press Gang - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kenny continues to pursue the girl in order to solve the mystery, but Lynda needs him back at the Junior Gazette. She is eventually forced to take on Spike as her assistant for the day much to her un-delight. Kenny's mystery provokes the teams biggest under cover operation campaign yet, just what is going on?

How to Make a Killing (1)
star
8.33
3 votes

#28 - How to Make a Killing (1)

Press Gang - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kenny investigates a mysterious girl called Jenny, who draws chalk outlines on the pavement outside the Highpoint Flats. He soon finds himself in hot water after finding out more then he intended to...

The Girl in the Fireplace
star
8.33
3113 votes

#29 - The Girl in the Fireplace

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 2 - Episode 4

On a seemingly abandoned spaceship in the 51st century, the Tenth Doctor, Rose and Mickey find time windows leading to 18th century France and a group of clockwork androids using them to stalk a young woman throughout her life.

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The Pandorica Opens (1)
star
8.32
3844 votes

#30 - The Pandorica Opens (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 5 - Episode 12

The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica - which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos - is opening. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it?

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The Girl with Two Breasts
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8.32
1260 votes

#31 - The Girl with Two Breasts

Coupling - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jeff and co. can't take their eyes of a beautiful stranger in their local bar. And the girl can't take her eyes off Jeff. Jeff goes over to talk to her, only to discover that she doesn't speak a word of English, which to Jeff of course is quite a relief. Her interpreter, Alice, tells Jeff she's Israeli, then whisks her away. The next day the girl is back and Jeff attempts to chat her up. With neither speaking a word of the other's language, it is an utter disaster.

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The Wedding of River Song
star
8.30
3594 votes

#32 - The Wedding of River Song

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 6 - Episode 13

As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death – in the concluding episode of this series of the time-travelling drama. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?

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The Man with Two Legs
star
8.28
973 votes

#33 - The Man with Two Legs

Coupling - Season 2 - Episode 1

Jeff finally gets to speak to Chrissy, the woman on the train whose leg he has been fancying for days, and tells her that he only has one leg, a lie which becomes ever harder to undo. Meanwhile, Sally is dating a "surgeon" called David, and Jeff wonders whether it would be easier.

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Dressed
star
8.25
1042 votes

#34 - Dressed

Coupling - Season 2 - Episode 7

Patrick has boasted to his business associate, Ivan, amongst other things that he has a wife, and when Ivan comes to the bar, Patrick presses Sally and then Susan into pretending to be his wife. Things turn awkward when Steve proposes to Susan while she is pretending to be faithfully married to Patrick. Meanwhile, Jane is invited on a dinner date by Bill, a man she chatted up in a pub, but makes an unfortunate choice of clothing for the evening.

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Flesh and Stone (2)
star
8.24
3684 votes

#35 - Flesh and Stone (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 5 - Episode 5

There's no way back, no way up and no way out. Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels, The Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner. Meanwhile, in the forest vault, the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, finds herself facing an even more deadly attack.

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The Time of Angels (1)
star
8.24
4086 votes

#36 - The Time of Angels (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 5 - Episode 4

A crashed spaceship, a shattered temple and a terrifying climb through the maze of the dead - River Song is back in the Doctor's life, and she's brought more trouble than even he can handle. The last of the weeping Angels is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. "Don't blink!" everyone tells Amy - but Amy is about to discover, not blinking might just be the worst thing you can do...

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Asylum of the Daleks
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8.23
3574 votes

#37 - Asylum of the Daleks

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 7 - Episode 1

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter... the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.

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Day of the Moon (2)
star
8.23
4020 votes

#38 - Day of the Moon (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 6 - Episode 2

The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI. With the help of new friend and FBI-insider, Canton Everett Delaware the Third, our heroes are reunited to share their discoveries, if not their memories. For the world is occupied by an alien force who control humanity through post-hypnotic suggestion and no one can be trusted. Aided by President Nixon and Neil Armstrong's foot, the Doctor must mount a revolution to drive out the enemy and rescue the missing little girl. No-one knows why they took her. Or why they have kidnapped Amy Pond...

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The Impossible Astronaut (1)
star
8.22
3934 votes

#39 - The Impossible Astronaut (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 6 - Episode 1

Placing his life entirely in their hands, the Doctor agrees to search for the recipient of the fourth envelope - just who is Canton Everett Delaware the Third? And what is the relevance of their only other clue: 'Space 1969'? Their quest lands them - quite literally - in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton, in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.

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The Cupboard of Patrick's Love
star
8.21
1188 votes

#40 - The Cupboard of Patrick's Love

Coupling - Season 1 - Episode 6

Patrick has a cupboard of video tapes of his former girlfriends, not to mention Britt Ekland in The Wicker Man. Jeff is excited, but Steve is appalled, when he realizes that Susan must be amongst them. Susan is also horrified when she realizes this in the company of the other girls. Later on, she arrives at Patrick's, and is outraged at what she finds going on there.

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Split
star
8.20
945 votes

#41 - Split

Coupling - Season 3 - Episode 1

Steve and Susan have had an argument about their future, and Susan storms out of Steve's flat in tears. While Steve tries repeatedly to ring Susan, his courage failing every time, the girls are locked in a debate over the merits of 1471, and what it means if the phone "chirps". Eventually the tension at both ends of the phone gets too much. The boys and the girls set out for "the Temple of Woman': in the girls' case, a beauty salon; in the boys' case, a lap dancing club.

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Size Matters
star
8.20
1171 votes

#42 - Size Matters

Coupling - Season 1 - Episode 2

Susan invites Steve for a date at home, and offers to cook. Jeff warns him about 'The Sock Gap', and Patrick alerts him to her collection of remote controls. Somehow everyone's conversation seems to revolve around Patrick's size, and Jeff is asked by several people to accompany him to the toilet to check.

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Flushed
star
8.17
1535 votes

#43 - Flushed

Coupling - Season 1 - Episode 1

Jeff reckons Steve is still in 'The Zone' with Jane: the time after the breakup when there can still be sex, but he wants to date Susan instead. When he has a meal in a restaurant with Jane, Susan walks in.

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The Doctor Dances (2)
star
8.17
3105 votes

#44 - The Doctor Dances (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 1 - Episode 10

After narrowly escaping the gas mask monsters, The Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack try to stop the mutated people from infecting other victims. But it soon becomes apparent that one of the group may indirectly responsible for the virus. The answer lies at the bomb site, but time is running out...

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The Final Problem
star
8.15
6808 votes

#45 - The Final Problem

Sherlock - Season 4 - Episode 3

Long-buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and, alone and defenseless, Sherlock and John Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

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Listen
star
8.15
2636 votes

#46 - Listen

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 8 - Episode 4

What scares the grand old man of time? What horrors lurk under his bed? Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of The Doctor and Clara; a terrified caretaker in a children's home, the last man standing in the universe, and a little boy who doesn't want to join the army...

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My Dinner in Hell
star
8.14
1089 votes

#47 - My Dinner in Hell

Coupling - Season 2 - Episode 2

After watching an embarrassing program on TV with Susan, Steve bumps into his dream celebrity, Mariella Frostrup, in the bar, but it is not the dream encounter he might like, as she pours her drink down his trousers. Jane and Sally's attempt to make friends with her get him into more trouble as he then has to have dinner with Susan's liberal-minded parents, which turns into a nightmare as misunderstandings multiply.

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The Girl with One Heart
star
8.13
1033 votes

#48 - The Girl with One Heart

Coupling - Season 3 - Episode 6

Susan has invited everyone over for dinner, which as we know is just asking for trouble. Steve is particularly worried because Susan has recently redecorated the bathroom, and removed the lock, thus robbing him of his Fortress of Solitude. Sally's worry is that Patrick is bringing his new girlfriend: she's frightened that she will overcompensate her feelings of hostility towards her new rival by being embarrassingly nice. Patrick dimly perceives there might be a problem, so has told Jennifer that Sally is a lesbian...

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Nine and a Half Minutes
star
8.12
850 votes

#49 - Nine and a Half Minutes

Coupling - Season 4 - Episode 1

One bar, three different points of view, the same nine and a half minutes. Susan and Steve are pregnant (mostly Susan), Patrick and Sally are discussing relationships (mostly Sally), and Jane has a blind date - but will his job be a problem? Meanwhile, in the skies above an Aegean island, terrible danger grows.

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The Empty Child (1)
star
8.09
3179 votes

#50 - The Empty Child (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 1 - Episode 9

After chasing an unexplained capsule through time, the TARDIS lands in London, during an air raid. Rose investigates when a small child wearing a gasmask, standing on a rooftop, continuously calls out for his mummy. After floating above the city on a barrage balloon, Rose is swept off her feet by another time traveller – Captain Jack Harkness. Meanwhile, The Doctor follows a teenaged girl to a meeting of the homeless children of the Blitz. Here, the child in the gasmask is terrorising them with a parade of strange events, constantly asking for his mother.

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