Best TV Episodes of 2010

The best individual episodes of television in 2010.
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1.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The End (2010)
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Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences. (44 mins.)
“ This finale couldn't have been more emotionally satisfying, even if the conclusion to the MIB-Jacob "war" was a little uneven. ” - martymcflyjb
 
2.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Peter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything. (46 mins.)
 
3.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The Son (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Just as the East Dillon Lions start to perform as a team, the town of Dillon is rocked with the news of the death of Matt's dad... (44 mins.)
 
4.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Swan Song (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
With the Apocalypse looming, Sam and Dean realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever. (44 mins.)
 
5.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: One Minute (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Jesse ends up in the hospital after getting beaten up by Hank. Now he is threatening to press charges against the DEA. To stop him, Walt decides to bring Jesse on as his partner, once again. (49 mins.)
 
6.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Unplugged (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Phil, Claire, and the kids try to improve their communication skills by giving up their electronic devices. Gloria is getting obsessed over a neighbor's barking dog, and Mitchell and Cameron try to find a preschool for Lily. (22 mins.)
“ "What's the matter, Manny? You think somebody did something with dat shobel?" ” - martymcflyjb
 
7.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Suitcase (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Don deliberately delays returning an important call from California, because he knows it's bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client. (47 mins.)
 
8.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Candidate (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
With Jack's help, Locke rescues the candidates from Widmore's compound, but their plans for leaving the island are forced to change. In Los Angeles, Jack tries to convince Locke to try an experimental surgery for his paralysis. (44 mins.)
 
9.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Ellen visits the woman in her dreams to learn if she is her birth mother but actually learns something far different about her family... (60 mins.)
 
10.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Anna Howard Shaw Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Liz can't get anyone to give her a ride home from her oral surgery, which is scheduled for Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Jack goes out on a date with a sexy, smart journalist, and Jenna discovers that her stalker has moved on. (22 mins.)
 
11.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Substitute (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
On the island, the being now occupying Locke's body turns to Sawyer and promises to tell him why he's on the island. Back in Los Angeles, Locke loses his job and encounters a number of familiar faces. (44 mins.)
 
12.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Full Measure (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all. (49 mins.)
 
13.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Entrada (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Peter grapples with the aftermath of recent events as Olivia desperately searches for an ally. Meanwhile, the Fringe Team discovers a critical device that communicates between universes. (46 mins.)
 
14.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Stay (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Craziness comes to East Dillon when their scheduled football game against the undefeated McNulty team means that the game will be televised... (44 mins.)
 
15.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Sunset (2010)
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Walt's new business and assistant, Gale, are making his life much easier. Hank trails the RV back to Jesse. When Walt finds out, he tries to destroy the RV. (49 mins.)
 
16.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Devil You Know (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dean and Sam are heading east in their Impala tracking down a swine flu outbreak. Out of the blue, the... (44 mins.)
 
17.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
Episode: A Study in Pink (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
War vet Dr. John Watson returns to London in need of a place to stay. He meets Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the two soon find themselves digging into a string of serial "suicides." (88 mins.)
 
18.
Life Unexpected (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After spending all of her 15 years bouncing from one foster family to another in Portland, Oregon, Lux... (60 mins.)
 
19.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Tom and Ellen continue with their plan to get information on the Tobin family's Ponzi scheme from Leonard... (60 mins.)
 
20.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
At his own birthday, Steve Guttenberg volunteers to turn his party into a writing workshop when he overhears Roman and writing partner Kent discussing their script. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
 
21.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Journey to Regionals (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
When Regionals finally arrive, Sue pulls a fast one on the Glee Club, and their chances at the title could be compromised. (44 mins.)
 
22.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Over There: Part 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Olivia and William Bell rescue Walter from the hospital. Then Olivia meets her double, who is a dangerous woman... (46 mins.)
 
23.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: I See You (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hank ends up in the hospital after being attacked by Tuco's cousins. Walt spends too much time by his family's side when he should be cooking meth. (49 mins.)
 
24.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
Episode: TS-19 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The survivors gain access to the C.D.C. in the hope of a safe haven. (44 mins.)
 
25.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Return (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
John and Jeremy are almost dead when Elena arrives at home. Anna's blood saves Jeremy and a 911 call brings John to the hospital... (43 mins.)
 
26.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Happily Ever After (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Charles Widmore brings Desmond back to the island so that he can conduct a dangerous electromagnetic experiment, which sends him back to the alternate reality in Los Angeles, a reality where he has never met Penny. (44 mins.)
 
27.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Reaganing (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Jack's 24-hour "perfect game" of solving problems is put on the line when Liz needs relationship help and Tracy needs to learn his line for a commercial. Meanwhile, Jenna, Kenneth and Kelsey Grammer pull a con on Carvel. (22 mins.)
 
28.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Classy Christmas (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Michael throws an elaborate Christmas party to celebrate Holly's temporary return to the Scranton branch, but is disappointed when he learns that she still has a boyfriend. (22 mins.)
 
29.
Lone Star (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Robert/Bob Allen is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas... (60 mins.)
 
30.
Brothers & Sisters (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Time After Time: Part 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
As they continue to flashback to their younger days, the Walkers finally recall the shocking secret... (60 mins.)
 
31.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Appointment in Samarra (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Dean goes to Dr. Robert to have a 3 minutes near-death experience to meet Death. They have a meeting... (44 mins.)
 
32.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Who Got Dee Pregnant? (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The gang gets a real 'scare' after Dee reveals she's pregnant, forcing the guys to recall their last hazy Halloween Party to determine if one of them might be the father. (22 mins.)
 
33.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Ab Aeterno (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
The mysteries behind Richard Alpert's arrival to the island, his immortality, and his alliance with Jacob are revealed--plus more details about the purpose of the island and the relationship between Jacob and the smoke monster. (44 mins.)
 
34.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
Episode: My Funky Valentine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Jay takes Gloria to see David Brenner. Mitchell and Cameron try to set Manny up on a date. Phil and Claire try to spice things up by going on a romantic getaway. (22 mins.)
 
35.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Founder's Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
On the Founder's Day, Mystic Falls celebrates one hundred and fifty years with a parade and fireworks... (43 mins.)
 
36.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
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When Chuck has to select a partner for an important undercover mission, Casey, Devon, and Morgan conspire to make sure he chooses Sarah. (43 mins.)
 
37.
Flashforward (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Revelation Zero: Part 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Mark is suspended from the FBI, & Demetri must partner with Agent Vogel. Mark continues his investigation into Lloyd's kidnapping while seeing a psychiatrist. Janis investigates Simon, who is trying to steal files from Lloyd's computer. (42 mins.)
 
38.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
At a community theater, the onstage farce trickles into real life as Kyle promises to help his old mentor by romancing a wealthy female patron with the funds to save the theater. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
 
39.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Possum (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Leslie puts together a task force at the mayor's request to catch a possum at the golf course, while Mark forces Ron to get his personal building up to code. (22 mins.)
 
40.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Abducted (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In the parallel universe, a kidnapper called The Candy Man abducts the boy Max. The Fringe Division... (46 mins.)