My 25 Favorite TV Episodes

Here they are. The list is completely subjective, of course.
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1.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Face Off (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of Ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy. (49 mins.)
“ I'm still not calling Breaking Bad the best TV show ever, but this is certainly the best TV episode ever. ” - SobchakFan
 
2.
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.)
“ The best episode yet of Mad Men, giving uncommon depth to the characters. ” - SobchakFan
 
3.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay... (55 mins.)
“ Spoiler alert: everybody dies--eventually! ” - SobchakFan
 
4.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Failure is Lonely (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
As Ellen (Rose Byrne) moves to settle her lawsuit against High Star in exchange for Chris Sanchez's (Chris Messina) safe return... (60 mins.)
“ The best Damages finale yet, which is saying something. How the Kessler brothers pull all the pieces together is amazing. ” - SobchakFan
 
5.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Kennedy and Heidi (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Tony travels to Las Vegas. (55 mins.)
“ Just when you thought it couldn't get any darker... ” - SobchakFan
 
6.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don. (47 mins.)
“ This finale really moves. Never has corporate strategy been so intriguing as in this episode. ” - SobchakFan
 
7.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Crawl Space (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Hank asks Walt to drive him to the laundry where the meth lab is hidden. Ted still won't pay the IRS so Skyler asks Saul for help, and Saul sends in his A-Team. Gus and Jesse return from Mexico, and Walt fears he is in trouble with Gus. (49 mins.)
“ I challenge anyone to watch the final scene of this and tell me Bryan didn't deserve the Emmy... ” - SobchakFan
 
8.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: One Minute (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 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.)
“ Muy facil... ” - SobchakFan
 
9.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: End Times (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
The DEA is putting Hank and his family in protective custody; however, Walt refuses and awaits his fate in his house. Meanwhile, Brock has fallen terribly ill and Jesse suspects Walt may be behind it. (49 mins.)
“ Caught between Crawl Space and Face Off, End Times isn't as well acclaimed, but it features some top acting from Cranston and Esposito. ” - SobchakFan
 
10.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Richie and Janice get engaged, but Richie's violent temper finally takes him too far. Tony, meanwhile, breaks up with Irina, much to her dismay. (55 mins.)
“ One of the most surprising killings ever during the Sopranos. I'm in no mood for your...BAM! ” - SobchakFan
 
11.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The team moves to protect Crockett and his family from an assassin, hired by Calderone to re-empty the void he left behind. (48 mins.)
“ One of the most well-directed episodes of the show. Who could forget that final scene at the family house? ” - SobchakFan
 
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.)
“ One of the saddest and yet best Breaking Bad episodes. Sets up the most intense season of all, the fourth. ” - SobchakFan
 
13.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Whoever Did This (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Ralph's callous behavior finally steps over the line, while Chris gets deeper into his heroin habit. (55 mins.)
“ This episode made me hate Tony like never before. One of the absolute best. ” - SobchakFan
 
14.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Pine Barrens (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
While Silvio has the flu, Chris and Paulie run his collections for him, which results in the pair getting lost in the woods and nearly freezing to death. (55 mins.)
“ Sopranos tries comedy. One of the most funny and memorable of the series. ” - SobchakFan
 
15.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: The Second Coming (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Tony fails to reason with Phil as more problems increase with Anthony when his depression worsens and he attempts suicide. (55 mins.)
“ Tony almost became intolerable in the last episode, but in this episode he redeems himself--somewhat. ” - SobchakFan
 
16.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Grilled (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Tuco takes Walt and Jesse prisoner. (49 mins.)
“ We always knew Breaking Bad could be intense, but this episode brought it to a whole new level--and introduced a classic character, Tio Salamanca. ” - SobchakFan
 
17.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Other Woman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account, Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don's treatment, and Megan's acting career begins to create tension with her and Don. (47 mins.)
“ The most morally hard-hitting episode in Mad Men's history. No faux philosophy here, folks. This is the real thing. ” - SobchakFan
 
18.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Long Term Parking (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Tony makes a request to Johnny Sack on behalf of his cousin, and Adriana makes a request to the FBI, followed by one to Chris. (55 mins.)
“ Things come to a head in this penultimate episode of season five. ” - SobchakFan
 
19.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Say My Name (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Mike and Jesse are out. Now Walt has to handle things on his own. Hank finally finds a rat in Mike's gang. (49 mins.)
“ You're goddamn right! Walt is badder than ever before in this penultimate episode. ” - SobchakFan
 
20.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Funhouse (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Tony gets sick from food poisoning and blames Artie's restaurant. Pussy, meanwhile, reaches the end of the line. (55 mins.)
“ One of the most all-encompassing episodes of Sopranos, this episode almost makes the viewer sympathize with Tony...almost. ” - SobchakFan
 
21.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
Episode: Deliver Us from Evil (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Frank Hackman returns to make life hell for Crockett - in the most devastating way possible. (48 mins.)
“ A great later Miami Vice episode; one of the most unforgettable TV episode endings ever. ” - SobchakFan
 
22.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Made in America (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Tony must now stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo has been dealt with. Carmela and the kids do not like the lifestyle they have been forced to adopt. Tony confronts Junior one last time. (55 mins.)
“ The famed final episode is imperfect but still great even if you dislike the bizarre ending. ” - SobchakFan
 
23.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Employee of the Month (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Dr. Melfi is brutally attacked, and when the justice system lets her down, she must consider asking Tony for help. (55 mins.)
“ Chilling episode, focusing on Dr. Melfi with successful results. ” - SobchakFan
 
24.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Members Only (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Gene Pontecorvo makes a final break from the mob life, while Junior's paranoid delusions could be the end of Tony. (55 mins.)
“ The most surprising shooting in the show, period. Who would've thought Tony's biggest enemy was in his own family? ” - SobchakFan
 
25.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Marine One (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
In the Season 1 finale, a near-catatonic Carrie is confined to bed as Saul puzzles over the unnerving implications of her time line. (55 mins.)
“ Homeland is still an uneven show overall, but this finale really raised the bar, especially the excellent bunker scene. ” - SobchakFan