The BEST episodes written by Tom Szentgyorgyi

Bale to the Chief
star
9.20
70 votes

#1 - Bale to the Chief

NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 19

The interim boss Lt. Henry comes into the squad and introduces himself to the detectives, who in turn introduce themselves. They offer to bring him up to speed on their cases, but Lt. Henry is the anti-Bale and tells them they can get to it when they get to it. He is more interested in knowing if any of them like to play golf. Murphy and Ortiz go to the scene of a homicide where a young Muslim woman, Farah Amar has been stabbed to death. In questioning the neighbor they learn that the woman had numerous loud arguments with her husband. Back at the squad while Sipowicz tries to bring their new boss "Arnold Palmer" up to speed on their investigation into Bale's shooting, Jones and Clark try to get more information about Sergei Yesenin's whereabouts from "Russian Mike" who has come back in for further questioning. "Russian Mike" wants a deal before he will cooperate any further with the investigation. The husband of Murphy and Ortiz's victim, Adeeb Amar, comes in for questioning. Th

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Yo, Adrian
star
9.03
66 votes

#2 - Yo, Adrian

NYPD Blue - Season 10 - Episode 21

Sipowicz (with McDowell watching) works with the lawyer on his testimony in the custody hearing that is going to be held later in the day. The other detectives are on the scene of a woman who was murdered in her own apartment. A neighbor, who had heard some commotion going on in that apartment gives them the name of the victim's boyfriend. Meanwhile, Sipowicz meets with Diane Russell, who is now working in the special victims unit. He tells her about their suspicion that Adrian Caffee was made pregnant by her father when she was a teenager. Sipowicz believes with her experience Russell might be able to talk with Caffee and Russell agrees to try helping out. Clark and Ortiz interview the boyfriend of their victim, whose name is Stan. He tells them his girlfriend was doing her brother-in-law, which is one of the reasons why she was his ex-girlfriend. He appears to be shocked when they tell him about her death, and he gives them an alibi to confirm. He claims to have been returnin

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Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band
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9.03
69 votes

#3 - Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band

NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 17

The detectives arrive on the scene of shooting outside of a school. The victim is Lester Bakewell, a sergeant in the US Army who was at the school to do recruitment. Also on the scene is another sergeant named Sipowicz, who is there with his uniform officers. Clark takes the opportunity to bust the new sergeant's balls. A woman, Denise Campo, comes in to report her great uncle has missing for four days. Jones and Medavoy take the case and she tells them that he is homeless and that he is just a sweet old man. She gives them a picture of her uncle. An Army warrant officer Steve Nutting from CID is in Bale's office, he is going to assist in the investigation. Clark and Nutting interview the dean of students from the school. The dean tells them about the peaceful demonstrations against recruiters, but he also tells them about Paul Corbelli, one of the students whose brother was killed in Iraq four months ago. He does know that the boy had access to a rifle and that according to t

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Great Balls of Ire
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8.97
65 votes

#4 - Great Balls of Ire

NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 3

The detectives are on the scene of ex-con Lester Byrd's homicide when Sipowicz receives a call from his wife telling him that Theo didn't arrive at school this morning. Sipowicz leaves the scene and arrives at the school to find that Theo has shown up. He finds out from Theo that he was met by a man who said he was a friend of his dad, the man had a detective shield and exhibited knowledge of recent events in their lives. The man took Theo for a half hour ride. Back at the squad, Bale introduces his new movement log policy and he puts John Irvin in charge. The detectives run the case by Bale. Sipowicz arrives and Bale magnanimously lets him not charge his morning's activity to lost time. Sipowicz asks to be off the case for the day, citing that Jones can work the case with Clark. Sipowicz wants to catch up on his paperwork and Bale allows him to do this, but says that he is not setting a precedent. Theo's guardian Anna comes into the squad and he questions her about what happen

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Peeler? I Hardly Knew Her
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8.91
64 votes

#5 - Peeler? I Hardly Knew Her

NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 19

Clark arrives at the hospital where there is a victim who's lost his memory after being shot in the head. The victim has no recollection of anything from the time before he was shot. In court Sipowicz is on hand as Leonard Peeler's conviction is dismissed "without prejudice", which means that that they still have the right to re-file against Peeler, should the need arise. Sipowicz returns to the squad to find out that the DA squad is looking to take over Sipowicz's case file on the Clifton homicide. Sipowicz and Clark go to see Ann Marie Sullivan, the woman that Peeler said he was with the night of the little girl's death. She continues to stick to the story she told eighteen years ago. Ortiz and Ronson are at the apartment building where the amnesia victim was found. They knock on the door of an apartment that the super tells them is vacant; a young girl answers the door. Another woman pulls her back and tells them that she didn't see the man in their photo and she quickly shut

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And the Wenner Is...
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8.89
65 votes

#6 - And the Wenner Is...

NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 8

McDowell and Sipowicz go into Rodriguez's office and tell him about her pregnancy. Of course she'll be assigned to desk duty from this point forward. Back in the squad room, they let the others know that their wedding is back on and Sipowicz asks John Irvin to perform a simple service at their apartment at 8 o'clock that evening. The reality of the job sets back in when a call comes in for another "Time Bar" homicide; McDowell citing the stomach flu stays behind while the other detectives leave for the scene. They meet up with Jones and Medavoy who are already on the scene. The crime scene is very familiar and the victim was a nurse at the hospital where Dr. Devlin works, Clark plans to follow up with her about the nurse. Sipowicz suggest that Russell should go and deal with what she needs to deal with; she tells him that she would prefer to keep working. Back at the squad, McDowell runs a theory past the others that the perpetrator might be an impersonator, since none of the cri

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Colonel Knowledge
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8.85
61 votes

#7 - Colonel Knowledge

NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 14

The detectives are on the scene of what appears to be a gang killing. A new detective arrives at the scene; his name is Stan Hatcher, whose previous accomplishments include saving kids on a school bus. With his contacts he tells the others that he's heard someone made inappropriate comments to a leader of the Latin Kings. Sipowicz tells him to run with what he knows. The detectives return to the squad to find that Gibson has brought his obnoxious African Gray parrot. Hatcher tells the detectives what he's heard about the Latin Kings and leaves with Ortiz to find the leader. A man comes into the squad to report the "kidnapping" of his 15-year-old daughter. He tells them about an older boy that his daughter has been seeing. His attempts to get in touch with the boy (or his parents) Medavoy and Jones agree to look into what they define as more of a "runaway situation." Ortiz and Hatcher find "King Jazz" (Wilmer Lopez) leader of the Latin Kings. Hatcher seems to know the way to

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I Kid You Not
star
8.84
67 votes

#8 - I Kid You Not

NYPD Blue - Season 10 - Episode 11

Officer Laughlin is back on the job when the detectives arrive on the scene of the murder of a carjacker. The carjacker was shot in a struggle with an unknown man who went running off after the shot was fired. The carjacking victim, Denise Woodson is anxious when the detectives have to keep her car to process the crime scene. McDowell and Ortiz go to the last known address of the DOA to see what they can find. What they find is a filthy apartment that has three small children in the bathroom. Crime scene reports to Sipowicz that they found two ounces of cocaine in Woodson's car, they leave to bring Woodson in. Rita is planning a rendezvous for John, and she asks John Irvin to help her with the conspiracy. Rodriguez gets a call from Queens, and they want him to report to a crime scene. Jones and Medavoy go to talk with the social worker who's been handling the welfare of the three children. He asks them what happened to the fourth. He tells them he will get them the file on th

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Home by Another Way
star
8.42
260 votes

#9 - Home by Another Way

Journeyman - Season 1 - Episode 11

On Christmas Eve the newspaper is hit by layoffs and Dan's new mission involves saving it. Meanwhile, Katie deals with the aftermath of Aeden's home invasion, and Jack and Theresa get startling news.

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Maya Con Dios
star
8.27
97 votes

#10 - Maya Con Dios

NYPD Blue - Season 10 - Episode 6

The detectives are on the scene of a shooting where Officer Maya Anderson's partner was shot to death. Clark Jr. and Sipowicz join Ortiz and McDowell on the trail of one of the perps that Anderson wounded during the shooting. They find him dead at the top of a building. Back at the squad, McDowell tells Sipowicz she plans to pick her sister's baby up after the tour; then she is assigned to join Ortiz in looking into a child's abduction. The missing child's parents tell them that they should consider looking at the birth mother for the kidnapping, since she had recent frequent contact with the adoption agency. Clark Jr. who is on a canvas of the area surrounding the crime scene encounters a boy who admits to witnessing the shooting. The boy has told Clark Jr. that the other perp in their shooting was also wounded in his right hand. Sipowicz tells Clark Jr. that they need to keep the kid under raps, so that the boy's father won't disrupt their investigation. McDowell and Ortiz tal

Stoli with a Twist
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8.12
68 votes

#11 - Stoli with a Twist

NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 13

Ortiz is still working undercover at one of the AA meetings and she is approached by a man who wants her to sell her hair. Then another man at the meeting, Justin Deroos asks her out to breakfast, but an interruption by a new potential sponsor for Ortiz interrupts his invitation. Sipowicz, who is also at the same meeting gets a call, they have another related homicide on their hands to respond to. Ortiz and Sipowicz arrive at the scene and join the others in the investigation. Sipowicz and Clark interview the victim's sister, her sister's story fits the pattern of AA victims. Back at the squad Ortiz floats the theory that the perp might also be a woman, as the woman who approached her at the morning's meeting seemed like she could be more than capable of strangling someone. Jones takes a call on another homicide; Bale assigns Clark to work with him so that Sipowicz can remain working on the taskforce. Clark and Jones go to the scene and find that the victim is Steve McClintock, t

The Dead Donald
star
8.11
64 votes

#12 - The Dead Donald

NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 10

Sipowicz reports for the sergeant's exam and finds he is the oldest taker of the test. The detectives are on the scene of a death of the brother of a mentally disabled man. Medavoy makes small talk about the exam, which causes Sipowicz to leave with Clark and go up and talk with victim's brother Martin Schweiss. The interview with Martin doesn't go well; the brother thinks that his brother is with his girlfriend and he asks the detectives if they have any weed. Kathleen Halloran, the woman caring for the brother tells them what she knows about the victim's girlfriend, Elena Lozada, including the fact that the girlfriend they recently had a big fight with the victim about Martin. Jones and Medavoy are redirected to investigate an assault case. They arrive on the scene to find two tenants trying to move into the same apartment. They give Jones and Medavoy all the information they have on the man, Jerome King, who rented them the apartment, which the detectives are going to pursue.

My Dinner With Andy
star
8.09
35 votes

#13 - My Dinner With Andy

NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 7

Sipowicz and Clark have dinner and a conversation. Clark doesn't want anyone else to get "checked out" of his life and Sipowicz makes a deal that if Clark sticks around, he'll stick around, which reiterates his statement back at the squad locker room that he isn't going anywhere. Clark and Sipowicz arrive on the scene where a woman, Lucy Welker, was beaten by a guy she describes a white homeless guy that looks like a lion. She can't give them any better description than that. Medavoy arrives to work with a black eye, given to him by a woman he describes as 5 foot nothing and Murphy offers him some makeup to help reduce the shine. Bobbi Kingston comes by to tell Jones that Michael's father is applying for visitation rights and probably eventually custody. Jones is surprised to find out that the hearing is this afternoon. Bale arrives at the squad, with a note to give someone a call, he is brought up to speed on the morning's cases and notices Medavoy's shiner, which he asks him ab

White Orchids
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7.98
926 votes

#14 - White Orchids

The Mentalist - Season 7 - Episode 13

Lisbon accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy ending they’ve worked so hard to achieve.

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No Nukes Is Good Nukes (2)
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7.96
51 votes

#15 - No Nukes Is Good Nukes (2)

Commander In Chief - Season 1 - Episode 11

While trying to coordinate the rescue of the crew of a damaged U.S. submarine off the coast of North Korea with help from Chinese, Mac must deal with war fever among her advisors and a leak from China to the North Korean government that threatens to start a nuclear war. Meanwhile, Speaker Templeton’s wife secretly encourages Jayne Murray to accept Nathan’s offer to rejoin his office as chief of Staff.

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Cause of Death
star
7.95
248 votes

#16 - Cause of Death

Tommy - Season 1 - Episode 12

Tommy and her inner circle fight back against an LAPD and city government conspiracy to have her removed as police chief.

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Your Bus, Ted
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7.88
64 votes

#17 - Your Bus, Ted

NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 2

The detectives are on the scene of a transvestite's murder. They know the victim's friend "Monika" from a case from the previous year and when Sipowicz's charm doesn't work with that friend, McDowell and Ortiz step in and take over the interview and ultimately the case. Haywood has Martens on the stand, where he tells them about the unusual activity that IAB has had with 15th precinct. He also talks about Fraker's state of mind on the day of the Rodriguez shooting. Sipowicz and Clark go to the hospital where a surgeon was knifed. Dr. Devlin asks Clark for special attention on this case, as the surgeon was a great teacher for her. The doctor, has trouble remembering what his attacker looked like, he only remembers the knife. Back at the squad, Rodriguez tells them that the doctor once did some work for someone the mayor knows, so the case is high profile. Jones learns from hospital security that Nathan Dale might be someone worth talking to in the surgeon's stabbing as he had a c

Red Rover, Red Rover
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7.86
3919 votes

#18 - Red Rover, Red Rover

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 23

Red John taunts Jane on the ninth anniversary of his wife and daughter's death. With Jane's attention diverted and his concentration wavering, the current investigation and his CBI career are put at risk.

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Bad Blood
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7.83
2234 votes

#19 - Bad Blood

Bates Motel - Season 5 - Episode 3

Norman helps Chick with a project; Romero makes his move; an apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.

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The Red Barn
star
7.83
3317 votes

#20 - The Red Barn

The Mentalist - Season 5 - Episode 13

The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group, and Lisbon contemplates her future.

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The Red Mile
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7.83
4396 votes

#21 - The Red Mile

The Mentalist - Season 3 - Episode 18

A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner's van. Van Pelt moves ahead with her wedding plans.

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My Blue Heaven
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7.76
2892 votes

#22 - My Blue Heaven

The Mentalist - Season 6 - Episode 9

Two years after the Red John case was closed, Jane receives a surprising job offer that could change his life.

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Black-Winged Redbird
star
7.76
2766 votes

#23 - Black-Winged Redbird

The Mentalist - Season 6 - Episode 2

Jane discovers an important clue to Red John’s methods as the team encounters four of the suspects while the CBI investigates the case of a software engineer whose car spontaneously exploded.

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Little Red Book
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7.75
4625 votes

#24 - Little Red Book

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 2

The CBI has a new supervising agent, Ray Haffner, while Patrick Jane is trying to get his team back together.

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Red Bulls
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7.74
3384 votes

#25 - Red Bulls

The Mentalist - Season 2 - Episode 7

Minelli orders Patrick Jane and Lisbon and company to play nice and work together with Bosco and his team to locate a kidnapped woman being held for ransom.

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Brown Shag Carpet
star
7.73
1574 votes

#26 - Brown Shag Carpet

The Mentalist - Season 7 - Episode 12

Jane agrees to once again pretend to be a renowned psychic and be used as bait in an attempt to lure out a serial killer and give the FBI a chance to apprehend him.

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Red Dawn
star
7.73
3545 votes

#27 - Red Dawn

The Mentalist - Season 5 - Episode 5

See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time.

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Unreasonable Doubt
star
7.73
779 votes

#28 - Unreasonable Doubt

FBI - Season 3 - Episode 2

The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake, and Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims.

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Lights of Winter
star
7.73
1859 votes

#29 - Lights of Winter

Bates Motel - Season 4 - Episode 4

Norman and his new friend have an adventure; Norma experiences her first taste of real happiness in some time during an annual festival in White Pine Bay; Dylan becomes caught between two families.

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Love Always
star
7.65
3173 votes

#30 - Love Always

Lie to Me - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lightman and his team try to prevent the assassination of a South Korean ambassador. But, when another member of the entourage gets shot, Lightman reveals family secrets and lies to identify the shooter.

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Ball of Fire
star
7.64
5107 votes

#31 - Ball of Fire

The Mentalist - Season 3 - Episode 8

When Jane is kidnapped, Lisbon and the team realize there are many suspects who might want to harm him.

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The Blood on His Hands
star
7.64
4653 votes

#32 - The Blood on His Hands

The Mentalist - Season 3 - Episode 3

When Patrick Jane faces off once again with cult leader Bret Stiles, Stiles offers Jane information regarding Red John and the missing Kristina Frye.

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Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks
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7.63
176 votes

#33 - Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks

Sports Night - Season 2 - Episode 7

Dana is extremely proud when her brother gets two sacks in a football game. She becomes determined to show others how he did it. Jeremy is nervous about firing Corbin Davis, a cousin of JJ's who is screwing up simple assignments. Jeremy gives him a pep talk and Corbin tells him, that he doesn't take sides when JJ talks bad about this show. Because of a drug scandal involving football players erupts, Casey travels to Ohio to find out the names, Tina fills in. When the names are uncovered, one hits close to home for Dana... literally... her brother.

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And the Crowd Goes Wild
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7.63
175 votes

#34 - And the Crowd Goes Wild

Sports Night - Season 2 - Episode 14

Jeremy and Natalie's break-up ripples through the show after Jeremy asks for his ""stuff"" back. Casey's dilated pupils provide comic relief for Dan and the crew. Dana deals with Sam's imminent departure. A riot breaks out at Madison Square Garden and Natalie questions turning over the show's filmed coverage of the event to the police.

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The Key
star
7.62
475 votes

#35 - The Key

Reverie - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mara's personal tragedy finally comes to a head and she considers whether she has a future with OniraTech. When the client stuck in Reverie is one of their own, they must all band together before it's too late.

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Silver Wings of Time
star
7.59
2545 votes

#36 - Silver Wings of Time

The Mentalist - Season 6 - Episode 17

Jane and the FBI take up the cause of a death row inmate who has two days to prove his innocence before his sentence is carried out.

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Brother's Keeper
star
7.59
683 votes

#37 - Brother's Keeper

FBI - Season 3 - Episode 11

After a man is killed by an explosive package shipped to his home, the team attempts to capture the sender and intercept his latest deadly parcel. Also, Maggie tries to trust her younger sister, Erin, is truly staying out of trouble as a new college student in NYC.

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Nothing But Blue Skies
star
7.58
2158 votes

#38 - Nothing But Blue Skies

The Mentalist - Season 7 - Episode 1

Jane and Lisbon begin their new relationship, but they must hide their feelings for each other from their colleagues as they investigate the murder of an undercover agent. Also, young, ambitious agent Michelle Vega joins the team.

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Third Time's the Charm
star
7.57
334 votes

#39 - Third Time's the Charm

CSI: Vegas - Season 2 - Episode 14

The CSIs investigate the mysterious death of a competitive eating contestant, and Chavez partners with Allie to prove where the mysterious silver ink notes have been coming from.

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My Bloody Valentine
star
7.57
4299 votes

#40 - My Bloody Valentine

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 12

With very little evidence, Jane and the CBI investigate the death of a mob boss’ son. Meanwhile, while taking an eyewitness in for questioning, Van Pelt is haunted by the memories of O’Laughlin’s shooting.

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Caliban
star
7.55
358 votes

#41 - Caliban

Bull (2016) - Season 6 - Episode 12

The TAC team gets a rare glimpse into Bull’s personal life when his estranged brother of 13 years, Jacob Bull, unexpectedly arrives in New York. Also, TAC represents a financial investor accused by the FBI of running a Ponzi scheme with his father to defraud their clients of millions of dollars.

The Scarlet Letter
star
7.55
3542 votes

#42 - The Scarlet Letter

The Mentalist - Season 2 - Episode 2

Lisbon and the team work the case of a State Senator's murdered intern, while Jane simultaneously tries to find out what new information Bosco has uncovered on the Red John case.

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Undercover
star
7.55
2865 votes

#43 - Undercover

Lie to Me - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Lightman Group gets embroiled in the controversial case of a policeman who shot a potentially innocent teenager. Meanwhile, investors who were bilked by a Ponzi scheme are suing The Lightman Group for botching the recovery of their money.

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Bond. Jane Bond.
star
7.54
765 votes

#44 - Bond. Jane Bond.

Reverie - Season 1 - Episode 2

When a client becomes addicted to a “Jane Bond” adventure, Mara must help her assemble the missing pieces in her life to save her. At the same time, Mara deals with the unanticipated side effects of Reverie.

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Aingavite Baa
star
7.53
4535 votes

#45 - Aingavite Baa

The Mentalist - Season 2 - Episode 18

When a "Jane Doe" with amnesia and covered in blood steps in front of Cho and Van Pelt's car, Patrick Jane must use all of his skills to discover who she is, her last location and why she lost her memory

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Burned
star
7.53
393 votes

#46 - Burned

CSI: Vegas - Season 2 - Episode 7

A mysterious bigfoot-like footprint found near a crime scene puzzles the CSI team as they work to uncover who – or what – killed a father and son.

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There Are No Strangers Here
star
7.52
340 votes

#47 - There Are No Strangers Here

Tommy - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tommy works to keep her officers in line when one of their own turns up dead, and some want to take extreme measures to find the perpetrator. Mayor Buddy Gray and Deputy Mayor Doug Dudik are concerned about what damaging information Arturo Lopez, a recently arrested acquaintance of Buddy’s, may have on him.

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Orange Blossom Ice Cream
star
7.50
1903 votes

#48 - Orange Blossom Ice Cream

The Mentalist - Season 7 - Episode 3

Jane and Lisbon travel to Beirut where they must work with Jane's familiar adversary Erica Flynn, who agrees to help the FBI apprehend her boyfriend, a courier for terrorist organizations, in exchange for amnesty for her past crimes.

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Publish and Perish
star
7.38
158 votes

#49 - Publish and Perish

Law & Order - Season 15 - Episode 21

Fontana and his temporary partner, Det. Nick Falco, must tread lightly when they discover links between a powerful police commissioner and the murders of an infamous porn actress and a maverick publisher.

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Sub Enchanted Evening (1)
star
7.32
47 votes

#50 - Sub Enchanted Evening (1)

Commander In Chief - Season 1 - Episode 10

A submarine strikes a seamount just off North Korean waters and Mac must ask the Chinese for help. Meanwhile, Dickie's constant need for information has begun to irritate everyone. Meanwhile the first family deals with the question of reelection.

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