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Poll: TV Episodes Directed by Women (Part 2)

This is the second list of the highest rated live action television episodes* directed by a woman. Which episode is your favorite?

*min. 1000 votes, TV shows with at least 50,000 votes

Discuss here

See part 1 here.

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    Quintessential Deckerstar (2018)

    episode 3.23 of Lucifer (2016), directed by Claudia Yarmy

    When Lucifer and Chloe investigate the death of a woman, they discover that they may be pursuing the wrong suspect.

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    The Calm Before (2019)

    episode 9.15 of The Walking Dead (2010), directed by Laura Belsey

    The four communities come together in celebration at the Kingdom's fair, but while some pacts are renewed, others come at a much steeper price.

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    You Want a War? (2017)

    episode 2.11 of Sense8 (2015), directed by Lana Wachowski

    At the gala, Sun braces for a showdown with her brother. Soon a dire new threat sends the Sensates scrambling to save another member of the cluster.

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    That'll Be the Day (2018)

    episode 2.13 of This Is Us (2016), directed by Uta Briesewitz

    Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project; Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby; Jack and Rebecca talk about their future.

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    Chapter 7 (2017)

    episode 1.7 of Legion (2017), directed by Dennie Gordon

    David tries to find a way out of his predicament.

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    I Was Feeling Epic (2017)

    episode 8.16 of The Vampire Diaries (2009), directed by Julie Plec

    With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle.

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    The Well-Tempered Clavier (2016)

    episode 1.9 of Westworld (2016), directed by Michelle MacLaren

    Dolores and Bernard reconnect with their pasts; Maeve makes a bold proposition to Hector; Teddy finds enlightenment, at a price.

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    Blowback (2016)

    episode 5.11 of Suits (2011), directed by Cherie Nowlan

    Mike is arrested for fraud and is offered a deal if he gives up Harvey. Rachel is in a tough spot after her father finds out. Harvey is forced to represent Mike but keep up appearances that he has resigned to appease Charles Forstman.

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    Chapter 43 (2016)

    episode 4.4 of House of Cards (2013), directed by Robin Wright

    Claire threatens Frank while Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia.

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    Sotto Voce (2016)

    episode 5.9 of Person of Interest (2011), directed by Margot Lulick

    The mysterious criminal mastermind known as "The Voice" returns and traps Reese and Fusco in their own precinct with several armed gang members and the latest POI. Also, Root makes a shocking discovery.

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    A Most Powerful Adversary (2015)

    episode 2.7 of The Leftovers (2014), directed by Mimi Leder

    Nora gives Kevin and Jill news they weren't expecting. Laurie makes a rash decision that affects the Garveys. Kevin deals with the fall-out of Nora's news.

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    The Prodigal Son Returns (2014)

    episode 1.10 of The Leftovers (2014), directed by Mimi Leder

    Matt helps Kevin through his crisis and Patti continues to haunt Kevin; The GR executes their plan, causing chaos and grief throughout the city; Tom is left in a difficult situation with Wayne's baby.

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    The Final Page: Part Two (2012)

    episode 8.12 of How I Met Your Mother (2005), directed by Pamela Fryman

    Will Ted go to the opening of his new building with Robin as his date, or will he break his promise to Barney and tell her that Barney is proposing to Patrice?

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    The Playbook (2009)

    episode 5.8 of How I Met Your Mother (2005), directed by Pamela Fryman

    When Barney hooks up with a woman Lily had been saving for Ted, she gets revenge by stealing his "playbook," which contains all the moves he uses to pick up women. But will Barney have the last laugh?

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    Sanctified (2022)

    episode 4.7 of Ozark (2017), directed by Robin Wright

    The FBI's long-awaited meeting with Omar takes place. Wyatt shares some news with Ruth. Feeling betrayed, Javi gets aggressive.

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    Episode #4.4 (2020)

    episode 4.4 of The Last Kingdom (2015), directed by Sarah O'Gorman

    Aethelflaed and Uhtred ally with the Welsh king Hywel to face Cnut's army of a thousand warriors at the Battle of Tettenhall, hoping that they will be joined by Edward's troops.

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    Crazy Handful of Nothin' (2008)

    episode 1.6 of Breaking Bad (2008), directed by Bronwen Hughes

    With the side effects and cost of his treatment mounting, Walt demands that Jesse finds a wholesaler to buy their drugs - which lands him in trouble.

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    Start Spreading the News (2020)

    episode 6.13 of Schitt's Creek (2015), directed by Jordan Canning

    Moira receives some unexpected news, and David makes a tough decision about where he wants to live.

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    Raincoats and Recipes (2004)

    episode 4.22 of Gilmore Girls (2000), directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

    Lorelai suspects that Luke's intentions towards her have become serious, but she doesn't have time to dwell on the situation as she prepares for the opening of the Dragonfly Inn by inviting friends and family to a test run.

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    Liars (2019)

    episode 3.11 of The Handmaid's Tale (2017), directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

    A return to Jezebels puts everything in jeopardy; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford take a clandestine trip.

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    Return to Murder House (2018)

    episode 8.6 of American Horror Story (2011), directed by Sarah Paulson

    After being sent to the Murder House to gather information on Langdon's past, Madison and Behold discover a horrifying secret about the next Supreme.

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    Midnight at the Concord (2018)

    episode 2.5 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

    Summer season at Steiner Mountain Resort continues as Moishe and Shirley join the group, disturbing Abe's peace. Susie tries to ward off a new friend while keeping a low profile at the resort.

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    Whatever Remains, However Improbable (2018)

    episode 6.21 of Elementary (2012), directed by Christine Moore

    Holmes and Watson's partnership is threatened when Joan is suspected of murder.

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    Time's Up for the Gang (2018)

    episode 13.4 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), directed by Kat Coiro

    Paddy's has been put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile to women, so the gang must attend a sexual-harassment seminar in order to get off the list.

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    Kiksuya (2018)

    episode 2.8 of Westworld (2016), directed by Uta Briesewitz

    The telling of Akecheta and the Ghost Nation's journey to consciousness; Maeve's life hangs in the balance.

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    The Feast of All Sinners (2017)

    episode 4.13 of The Originals (2013), directed by Bethany Rooney

    The Mikaelsons find themselves out of options as they face the all-powerful and un-killable entity known as The Hollow. With the life of Hope at stake, Vincent proposes a final, desperate plan.

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    Chapter 49 (2016)

    episode 4.10 of House of Cards (2013), directed by Robin Wright

    As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother's health.

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    Welcome to Earth-2 (2016)

    episode 2.13 of The Flash (2014), directed by Millicent Shelton

    Harrison, Cisco and Barry travel to Earth-2 to save Harrison's daughter. Barry assumes the role of his doppelganger, who's married to Iris.

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    eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt (2015)

    episode 1.9 of Mr. Robot (2015), directed by Tricia Brock

    Elliot has to face the challenges of his past, and become accustomed to his new found family.

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    JSS (2015)

    episode 6.2 of The Walking Dead (2010), directed by Jennifer Lynch

    While Rick and his group lure the herd away, Carol and Morgan lead a line of defense against the Wolves when Alexandria comes under attack.

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    Certain Agony of the Battlefield (2015)

    episode 3.6 of Orphan Black (2013), directed by Helen Shaver

    Paul learns the truth about Coady's plans for Castor and has no choice but to make a dangerous play.

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    Six Minutes (2013)

    episode 3.10 of The Killing (2011), directed by Nicole Kassell

    It's now 12 hours to Ray Seward's execution and Linden is still trying to get a stay of execution for him.

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    Buried (2013)

    episode 5.10 of Breaking Bad (2008), directed by Michelle MacLaren

    Hank is determined to bring down Walt. Walt scrambles to hide evidence before Hank gets to it, and Skyler tries to stop Hank and Marie from taking away the kids.

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    What I Know (2012)

    episode 2.13 of The Killing (2011), directed by Patty Jenkins

    Linden and Holder finally find out who murdered Rosie Larsen.

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    Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian (2022)

    episode 1.5 of The Book of Boba Fett (2021), directed by Bryce Dallas Howard

    An unexpected ally emerges.

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