The 20 Greatest Television Episodes

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1.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Sold Under Sin (2004)
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General Crook rolls into Deadwood with his troops, known as "Custer's avengers," and the Yankton magistrate... (55 mins.)
 
2.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
Episode: In the Pale Moonlight (1998)
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To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so. (45 mins.)
 
3.
ER (1994 TV Series)
Episode: Hell and High Water (1995)
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Doug saves a kid who's stuck in a flooded culvert and becomes a local hero when a TV helicopter films part of the rescue operation. (44 mins.)
 
4.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Abyssinia, Henry (1975)
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Henry finds out he's been discharged from the army, and everyone at the 4077th prepares to say goodbye to him as he heads for home. (25 mins.)
 
5.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Final Grades (2006)
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In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires. (59 mins.)
 
6.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
Episode: The Body (2001)
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Buffy, Dawn, and their friends deal with the aftermath of Joyce's death. (44 mins.)
 
7.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Visitor (1995)
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Melanie, an aspiring writer, wants to know why Jake Sisko stopped writing at 40. Jake tells how his father died in an accident and then suddenly reappeared. (45 mins.)
 
8.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Grilled Cheesus (2010)
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Finn believes he sees the face of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, and random events have the members of the Glee Club questioning religion and God. (44 mins.)
 
9.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
Episode: The Judgment: Part II (1967)
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Lt. Gerard agrees to work with Kimble for 24 hours to prove his innocence, because someone who may have been there when his wife was killed, posted bail for the one-armed man. (51 mins.)
 
10.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Suitcase (2010)
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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.)
 
11.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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As Alex packs his items for a move to New York, each family members has a chance to say their individual goodbyes. Nick & Skippy show up for their goodbyes, as well as his former girlfriend Lauren. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Visitor (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Melanie, an aspiring writer, wants to know why Jake Sisko stopped writing at 40. Jake tells how his father died in an accident and then suddenly reappeared. (45 mins.)
 
13.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
Episode: A Hole in the World (2004)
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When an ancient sarcophagus arrives in the laboratory at Wolfram & Hart, Fred opens a small compartment... (44 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: I'll Try to Fix You (2012)
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Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him. (55 mins.)