The BEST episodes written by Wendy West

The Getaway
8293 votes

#1 - The Getaway

Dexter - Season 4 - Episode 12

Dexter and Arthur find themselves on a collision course, as Debra unearths a shocking long-hidden truth, Rita admits her marriage to Dexter is troubled, and Batista and LaGuerta face the consequences of an ethics breach.

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This is the Way the World Ends
7920 votes

#2 - This is the Way the World Ends

Dexter - Season 6 - Episode 12

In the season 6 finale, Dexter and Homicide race against a lunar eclipse to catch the Doomsday Killers before their final gruesome act; Debra struggles with a new emotional reality.

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Surprise, Motherfucker!
6755 votes

#3 - Surprise, Motherfucker!

Dexter - Season 7 - Episode 12

Dexter must protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret.

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Take It!
9317 votes

#4 - Take It!

Dexter - Season 5 - Episode 8

Dexter and Lumen vet and stalk a violent killer; Debra gets into some unexpected trouble from the fallout of the Santa Muerte case

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Do You See What I See?
6788 votes

#5 - Do You See What I See?

Dexter - Season 7 - Episode 11

It's Christmas time, and Debra learns it may be better to receive when she gets a tip from Hannah's father... one that could lead to incriminating Dexter in a crime. Meanwhile, Dexter discovers that the man behind his mother's death has been released from prison.

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Are We There Yet?
6014 votes

#6 - Are We There Yet?

Dexter - Season 8 - Episode 8

Dexter tracks down his protégé in the belief that he murdered his neighbor. Meanwhile, Dexter tries to help Hannah escape the country.

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Everything Is Illumenated
9530 votes

#7 - Everything Is Illumenated

Dexter - Season 5 - Episode 6

Dexter is drawn into a precarious situation; Batista discovers an interesting lead; Quinn gets information about Dexter from a questionable source.

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1 votes

#8 - Bedfellows

K-Ville - Season 1 - Episode 3

Boulet and Cobb are on the hunt for the killer of the former New Orleans District Attorney. Clues lead them to an upscale brothel and to a suspect that Captain James Embry knows all too well.

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Hungry Man
7767 votes

#9 - Hungry Man

Dexter - Season 4 - Episode 9

For most people, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions and family. But for Dexter, it’s an opportunity to get closer to his most dangerous adversary yet. As Dexter gains insight into Arthur’s psychology by studying those closest to him, he finds himself drawn into a bizarre and twisted world.

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Dex Takes a Holiday
7719 votes

#10 - Dex Takes a Holiday

Dexter - Season 4 - Episode 4

Dexter gets some much-needed R&R time with Rita and the kids out of town, leading to his stalking of a new victim until he unexpectedly begins to empathize with his target, a cop that murdered her family.

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Closure (2)
393 votes

#11 - Closure (2)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 2 - Episode 3

Stabler and Benson investigate a sexual assault very similar to one they worked six months ago whose victim follows her alleged attacker and reports his activities to the police. (Part 1: "Closure": season 1, episode 10.)

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Monkey in a Box
5908 votes

#12 - Monkey in a Box

Dexter - Season 8 - Episode 11

Dexter is torn between fleeing the country with Hannah and Harrison, and taking Saxon out once and for all.

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Good Housekeeping
559 votes

#13 - Good Housekeeping

The Closer - Season 1 - Episode 9

The murder of an adolescent girl from Mexico, found dead in the Los Angeles River, proves difficult and painful for Brenda and her team. At first, a known sex-offender seems the likely candidate, but questions arise about why the girl and her mother were brought to the US, leading the investigation in another direction. Soon, the girl's backpack suggests the girl's uncle or the family for whom the mother worked may have been involved, A search of the house suggests one of the family is the murderer, but which one? An end-run by the family, determined to protect the killer, takes Brenda to Mexico, where she must use all her resources, Fritz and Mexican law to finally bring the killer to justice. The usually cantankerous Dr. Crippen shows his softer side as he briefs Brenda following the autopsy, in a scene representative of the way in which the violent death of a child impacts the police.

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A Man Without a Country
460 votes

#14 - A Man Without a Country

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 3 - Episode 22

The team chases an oligarch who goes on a terror spree in NYC in a desperate attempt to escape an impossible situation.

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405 votes

#15 - Nocturne

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 21

After a pharmacy turns over some disturbing photos of a young boy, Benson and Stabler arrest a piano teacher for child molestation. After the boy claims to have seen other pictures of young boys at the teacher's house, the detectives get a warrant and while going through his personal affects, they find a series of videos that document the life of a young boy named Evan. Believing he can make or break their case, the team hunts Evan down only to realise that his testimony may not help at all because Evan is scarred far more deeply than they realised.

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Closure (1)
381 votes

#16 - Closure (1)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 10

Benson does her best to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack in perfect detail, yet unable to properly identify her attacker when push comes to shove. When the detectives revisit the case a few months later, they find the woman even less willing to talk about what happened, as she claims she has moved on. Things turn sticky when Benson and Cassidy spend the night together, because Benson just wanted one great night, but Cassidy is left wanting more. (Part 2: "Closure": season 2, episode 3.)

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Blood Brothers
451 votes

#17 - Blood Brothers

Game of Silence - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Jackson helps Gil and Shawn with their plan to gain revenge, he's unaware that they have become the subjects of a murder investigation.

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Gina Zanetakos
7131 votes

#18 - Gina Zanetakos

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 6

Eager to clear Tom's name, Liz turns him in to the FBI.

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El Pincho
476 votes

#19 - El Pincho

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 3 - Episode 12

The team searches for a notorious Colombian drug lord after he escapes from a U.S. prison. Also, Kristin begins to open up to her ex-husband about her past.

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1635 votes

#20 - Leah

Taken (2017) - Season 1 - Episode 8

The ODNI assist an Israeli spy with early onset Alzheimer's when her own agency tries to kill her. Also: Christina worries she may face a similar fate as she is threatened by forces within her own organization and Bryan and Asha have an argument due to Bryan's trust issues.

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400 votes

#21 - Contact

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 19

After seven young women in a six month time span are raped by a flash and dash assailant on the city subways, the brass calls in a psychiatrist to help the team get into the head of the perp. When he is caught, he possesses the driver's license of a new victim who could put him away. Jeffries decides to keep a very close eye on the man they believe is guilty of the crimes until the others can talk to her.

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Show Yourself
616 votes

#22 - Show Yourself

The Closer - Season 1 - Episode 4

Brenda and the Priority Homicide Team investigate a sniper who is killing gang members in and around MacArthur Park. Offering assistance is an ex-Army colonel who believes the sniper to be his son. As an all-out gang war looms, Brenda tentatively accepts his assistance, but as her investigation progresses, Brenda's doubts about the Colonel's motives grow. With Fritz' assistance, she realizes the Colonel is not there to help, but to help his son escape. The two face off in the dark on a Los Angeles rooftop, leading to an unexpected outcome. Elsewhere in the story, Sanchez' prior service with the Rampart Division CRASH gang squad allows him to play a pivotal role in the investigation as he briefs the squad on gang activity in the area, goes undercover as a gang member and assists with interrogations. Brenda's tense relationship with Taylor seems to relax, then abruptly grows tenser when a stake-out goes wrong. Gabriel becomes increasingly loyal to her, but Flynn and Provenza continue to resist her methods, dubbing her "Miss Scarlett."

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464 votes

#23 - Succession

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 4 - Episode 3

After a heist in the Diamond District leaves three dead, the team’s search for the fugitives reveals a dangerous connection to Kristin’s undercover past in Miami.

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523 votes

#24 - Inherited

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 3 - Episode 4

The team must determine if the kidnapping of a young Chinese-American woman is a random hate crime or if she was specifically targeted, in order to find her. Also, Jess and Sarah struggle with Tali’s continued rebellious streak.

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8149 votes

#25 - Nebraska

Dexter - Season 6 - Episode 7

Dexter finds himself teamed up with a fellow Dark Passenger when he takes a road trip to Nebraska to tie up some loose ends from the past; Debra deals with the complications of her promotion as she leads the Doomsday investigation.

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504 votes

#26 - Hustler

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 2 - Episode 14

The team heads to D.C. to protect Ortiz’s former informant after a hitman tries to kill her. Also, Sarah helps Jess’ family prepares for Byron and Marie’s last-minute wedding on Jess’ farm.

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Head Over Heels
523 votes

#27 - Head Over Heels

The Closer - Season 2 - Episode 7

When a few body parts of an "adult film" star are found in a dumpster, Brenda and the team must scramble for more pieces to solve this puzzle. Once they begin putting things together, the suspect list seems to get longer. Adding more questions to her life, Brenda also finds herself making a potentially life-altering discovery.

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532 votes

#28 - Winner

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 2 - Episode 7

After a suspect escapes trial and goes on a murder spree, the team partners with his bail bondsperson in order to track him down. Also, Jess continues to struggle with moving forward in his love life.

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Off Side
2348 votes

#29 - Off Side

Taken (2017) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Bryan and team search for a suspected terrorist who has been taken, leading them to uncover a deeper plot within their own government. Christina receives troubling news and turns to Harry for support. Asha expresses her concern over Bryan's fixation with Mejia.

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567 votes

#30 - Deconflict

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 2 - Episode 3

After witnessing her husband’s murder, a woman is kidnapped from her home along with a mysterious stash of money hidden in her floor. When Jess realizes there may be a connection to one of his past cases, the need to find the kidnapper becomes personal.

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261 votes

#31 - Hollow

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 5 - Episode 4

The Fugitive Task Force heads upstate to assist in a search for missing and murdered Indigenous women and hunt down the serial killer responsible. Meanwhile, Barnes struggles to find time to bond with her wife.

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Clean House
361 votes

#32 - Clean House

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 4 - Episode 21

The Fugitive Task Force searches for a missing migrant teen they believe was lured into unlawful work by a dangerous man. Also, Remy learns of a previously undisclosed witness in his brother's murder case.

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Wanted: America
375 votes

#33 - Wanted: America

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 4 - Episode 14

When a rising star triathlete is found violently murdered, the team chases after one of her teammates and his girlfriend. Also, Remy reunites with a true crime show producer from his past.

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Entitled (1)
405 votes

#34 - Entitled (1)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 15

After a salesman is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the youngest daughter of a well-known family with some deep connections. But as they join forces with the officers from the two-seven, they realise that their case is connected with a long-unsolved case that Briscoe once handled years ago with his former partner, Mike Logan. (Entitle (2) aired on Law & Order, season 10, episode 14.)

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Fatal Retraction
589 votes

#35 - Fatal Retraction

The Closer - Season 1 - Episode 12

Brenda and her team must find not only a killer, but also identify the killer's victim when a deranged, homicidal madman is set free due to mistaken identity. Trying to make sense of an array of complexities in this unusual case, Brenda comes across what may be another betrayal by a member of the Priority Homicide Division. The case takes an even darker turn when Brenda becomes the center of the psychopathic killer's attention.

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No Good Deed
509 votes

#36 - No Good Deed

The Closer - Season 2 - Episode 12

Once again, the PHD finds themselves wading through suspects in the murder of the star witness in a capital punishment case. When Estelle, Pope's angry ex-wife, spills the beans about Brenda to her team, Fritz begins to wonder how she really feels.

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Mom Duty
608 votes

#37 - Mom Duty

The Closer - Season 2 - Episode 2

When a juror in the trial of an infamous mobster is found dead, Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division find that their involvement in solving the case may be affecting the jury's final decision. Complicating her personal life, Brenda faces another new challenge: a surprise visit from her mother.

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547 votes

#38 - Uncivilized

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 7

When a young boy is found murdered, suspicion leads Benson and Stabler to a recently paroled child molester. Although they both hate what the man has done in the past, it is soon obvious to the detectives that the teenagers who initially steered them in the man's direction are hiding secrets of their own.

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A Minor Confession
114 votes

#39 - A Minor Confession

Proven Innocent - Season 1 - Episode 3

Easy's church recruits the team to retry the case of William Hurston, a man convicted of murder at the age of 14 due to a coerced confession. Meanwhile, Bellows retaliates against Madeline using Rosemary's family. The William's case resonates with Easy as he tries to connect with his teenage son, Michael, and Madeline finds a new lead in the investigation of Rosemary's death.

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Make Way for… Medusa
2939 votes

#40 - Make Way for… Medusa

Marvel's Inhumans - Season 1 - Episode 4

The search for Black Bolt continues on Earth; meanwhile, Maximus makes bold moves to cement his status as the new ruler of Attilan.

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579 votes

#41 - Wanderlust

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 5

After a travel writer is found tied up with a woman's undergarments choking off his air supply, Benson and Stabler initially suspect his landlord's boyfriend, but suspicion soon turns to the landlord and her daughter. Both seem far too interested in what their tenant is doing with his time. After learning the daughter had a sexual relationship with the tenant, things take an even stranger turn.

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Identity Crisis
756 votes

#42 - Identity Crisis

Numb3rs - Season 1 - Episode 8

A man wanted for stock fraud is found garroted in his apartment, and the crime is eerily similar to a murder committed a year earlier, a case in which Don closed when an ex-con confessed. Now, Don must re-investigate the old case to determine if he put an innocent man in jail. He asks Charlie to go over the evidence to see if he missed anything the first time around.

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50 votes

#43 - #ladyofthelake

Ultraviolet (2017) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ola is an Uber driver witnesses a woman falling from an overpass. The police rule it a suicide but Ola is not convinced. She enlists the help of Ultraviolet, a collective of hackers, web mavens, and amateur detectives to solve the case.

Ride Along
0 votes

#44 - Ride Along

K-Ville - Season 1 - Episode 10

In the first season's fall finale, a reporter from New York is in for more than she bargains for when she rides along with Boulet and Cobb, that involves a brutal shooting investigation.

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