Best TV episodes of 2010

TV episodes that aired in 2011 and that I've rated 8 or higher.
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1.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: White Tulip (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
The Fringe team investigate a train full of people who died in a mysterious way. Olivia and the others then meet the astrophysicist who was responsible for the "experiment" and who can reset the time. (46 mins.)
“ 9+/10.

Season 2, Episode 18.

Walter: Grief can drive people to extraordinary lenghts. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
2.
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.)
“ 9+/10. [...]

Season 5, Episode 22.

Dean: Well, then I ain't gonna let him die alone.
Chuck: They chose family.
Chuck: No doubt - endings are hard. But then again... nothing ever really ends, does it? ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
3.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Over There: Part 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the "other side." (46 mins.)
“ 9/10.

Season 2, Episode 23.

Olivia: You have to come back because you belong with me! ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
4.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Salvation (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Zod unleashes his army upon the world, forcing Chloe to call in reinforcements from old friends. Zod... (60 mins.)
“ 9/10.

Season 9, Episode 21. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
5.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Homecoming (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Still gravely pondering his place is life, Clark lets Lois drag him along to their Smallvillle high school reunion... (60 mins.)
“ 9/10.

Season 10, Episode 4. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
6.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After a 7 month suspension, DCI John Luther returns to duty. With the assistance of DS Justin Ripley... (60 mins.)
“ 9/10.

Season 1, Episode 1. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
7.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Luther and the team are after the people involved in a violent kidnapping of Jessisca and they are in search of diamonds... Meanwhile Luther is framed for murder of his ex-wife Zoe and is now on the run... (60 mins.)
“ 9/10.

Season 1, Episode 5. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
8.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Bulletville (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Bo gets revenge on Boyd for blowing up his ephedrine shipment, asks Arlo to help him kill Raylan at the request of the Miami cartel, and kidnaps Ava for bait and insurance against Raylan. (44 mins.)
“ 9/10.

Season 1, Episode 13.

*Brad Paisley - You Will Never Leave Harlan Alive*. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
9.
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.)
“ -9/10.

Season 3, Episode 7.

Tio Salamanca: La familia es todo. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
10.
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.)
“ 8+/10.

Season 3, Episode 13.

Mike: I assure you I could kill you from way over here if it makes you feel any better. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
11.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Half Measures (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Against Walt's advice, Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene. Meanwhile a tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation. (49 mins.)
“ 8+/10.

Season 3, Episode 12.

Mike Ehrmantraut: I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way. [...] No more half measures.
Walter: Run! ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
12.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Teenage Wasteland (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Dexter has now set his sights on self-help guru Jordan Chase and is spending some time with him getting to know him better... (53 mins.)
“ 8+/10.

Season 5, Episode 9. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
13.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Jacksonville (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
An earthquake from the other side is being felt on our Universe as well. Furthermore, the only survivor seems to be from the alternate Universe. Walter attempts to get Olivia "recover" her ability to make out things from the other side. (46 mins.)
“ 8+/10.

Season 2, Episode 15.

Broyles: There are times when the only choices you have left are bad ones. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
14.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Tick, Tick, Tick... (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
In a two-part storyline, Federal Agent Jordan Shaw, an insightful and accomplished Federal investigator, teams up with Castle & Beckett to hunt down a cunning and elusive serial killer. (43 mins.)
“ 8+/10.

Season 2, Episode 17. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
15.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The End (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 6, Episode 16.

Christian Shephard: This is a place that you... that you all made together so that you could find one another. The most important part of your life was the time that you spent with these people on that island. That's why all of you are here. Nobody does it alone, Jack. You needed all of them, and they needed you. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
16.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Fire in the Hole (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marshal Givens returns home and is assigned a case involving an old friend from his coal mining days who has become a white supremacist and blew up an African American church. (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 1. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
17.
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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 6, Episode 8.

Jacob: [to Richard] Imagine that this wine is what you keep calling hell. There are other names for it. Malevolence. Evil. Darkness. And it's all down here swirling at the bottom. Unable to get out, because if it did it would spread. Now, the cork is this Island.
[puts a cork in the jug, trapping the wine]. And it's the only thing keeping the darkness where it belongs. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
18.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: 99 Problems (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Dean and Sam are saved on the road from a demon attack by a group of citizens from Blue Earth, a small town in Minnesota... (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 17.

Cass: Not you. Or me. Sam of course is an abomination.
Cass: I don't understand... Why do you want me to say my name? ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
19.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Happily Ever After (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 6, Episode 10. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
20.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: What Lies Below (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a man spreads a pathogen on the grounds of a company, the Fringe team start an investigation. While stuck inside the quarantine zone, Peter and Olivia try to identify the origin of the pathogen. Outside, Walter tries to find a cure. (46 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 13.

Walter: Some things are meant to be left alone. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
21.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Sucker Punch (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
While investigating the death of an Irish mobster, Beckett and Castle uncover a local turf war that... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 13. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
22.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
With his fingerprints on the gun that killed Zoe, Luther is a prime suspect and goes on the run. Only his sergeant... (60 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 6. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
23.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The Big One (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Just as Dexter is about to set off find Jordan Chase, his entire family arrives having decided to travel... (53 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 12.

Dexter: Nothing is set in stone. Not even darkness.
Dexter: Don't be sorry, your darkness is gone. I'll carry it for you. Always... I'll keep it with mine. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
24.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The body of a female teenager is found along with shapeshifter marks. Walter examines the embryo of a shapeshifter, that came from the alternate Universe. The team try to anticipate the shapeshifters' next moves. (46 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 19. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
25.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Sunset (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 3, Episode 6. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
26.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Olivia (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the extraordinary turn of events that shockingly left an imprisoned Olivia "over there," she fights to find her way home. Meanwhile, Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives unknowingly alongside alternate Olivia. (46 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 3, Episode 1. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
27.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Sam, Interrupted (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
When a former hunter calls Sam and Dean for help from inside a mental institution, the brothers get... (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 11. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
28.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Hostage (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Clark is surprised when Martha Kent returns to Smallville for a visit, and he's in for another surprise when she brings along her new boyfriend... (60 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 9, Episode 20. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
29.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Masquerade (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Katherine becomes a threat to Mystic Falls and Stefan and Damon decide to stop her at the Lockwood's masquerade ball... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 7. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
30.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Plateau (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In this case, timing is everything as a series of anomalous events lead the Fringe Division to investigate... (46 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 3, Episode 3. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
31.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John Luther is on the trail of a satanic occult killer who kidnaps a woman but leaves her baby in the living room. Things get harder when a man accuses Luther of attacking him. Things take a grisly turn when the woman is found. (60 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 3. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
32.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Everybody Loves Hugo (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Michael appears to Hurley and gives him a new mission, and Sayid captures Desmond and sends him to Locke. In Los Angeles, Desmond sets up a meeting between Libby and Hurley to further his assignment. (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 6, Episode 11. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
33.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Boom! (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The serial killer remains at large and is taunting Castle, Beckett and Jordan Shaw to catch him. (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 18. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
34.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Isis (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Oliver enjoys his new, public role since he outed himself as super-hero, yet misses Chloe desperately and feeling guilty... (60 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 10, Episode 5. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
35.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Two Minutes to Midnight (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Dean has an argument with Sam that wants to say "yes" to Lucifer to trap him. However, they go to the... (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 21.

Crowley: Why did you have to use tongue?
Death: As old as God. Maybe older. Neither of us can remember anymore. Life, death, chicken, egg - regardless, at the end, I'll reap Him too. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
36.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Blitzgiving (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
When Ted leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for his friends, the gang winds up partying all night with The Blitz, an old friend from college who has bad luck. As a result, Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 6, Episode 10. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
37.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three women, last seen walking home alone at night, have been murdered in five weeks. The killer, Graham Shand... (60 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 4. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
38.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: The Collection (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Raylen turns to an art collector to help bring a criminal to justice, but the case soon turns to a murder investigation. Meanwhile, Raylen's ex-wife turns to him for help, and he turns to Boyd Crowder to gather dirt on his father. (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 6. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
39.
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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 16.

Walter: There's only room for one God in this lab, and it's not yours. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
40.
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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 3, Episode 8.

Walter: No gun for me.
Walter: It's all because of that temptress. She tricked my son with her carnal manipulation and he fell right into her vagenda. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
41.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Raylan's surveillance job on a fugitive is interrupted when he is forced to deal with his troubled father, who is causing mischief for a drug dealer who is renting from him. (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 5. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
42.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Over There: Part 1 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Walter and Olivia travel to the parallel universe, and the anticipated face-off between Walter Bishop and William Bell occurs. (46 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 22. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
43.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Dexter goes after his next victim, Lance Robinson, but before he can complete the deed receives a call... (53 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 6. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
44.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Fathers and Sons (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The marshals are forced to turn to Arlo for help in making a case against Bo Crowder, but will he go along? Meanwhile, Bo is having problems of his own with Boyd, who continues to wage a religious war against his drug business. (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 12. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
45.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Subway Wars (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The guys race each other, each using a different form of transportation, from the pub to a restaurant seven miles away because a friend claims that Woody Allen is there. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 6, Episode 4. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
46.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: A Rose for Everafter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A death of a bridesmaid reunites Castle with his long lost love. (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 12. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
47.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: A Deadly Game (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Nothing is as it seems when Castle and Beckett investigate what appears to be the assassination of an intelligence operative... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 24. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
48.
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 the 911 brings John to the hospital... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 2, Episode 1. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
49.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: 3XK (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
When a beautiful woman is found dead in an alley, all clues point to her being a victim of the notorious Triple Killer... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 3, Episode 6. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
50.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Twin Beds (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Robin contemplates moving in with her new boyfriend Don, Ted and Barney both decide that they want her back. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily think they've revolutionized modern marriage when they begin sleeping in separate beds. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 21. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
51.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Sam and Dean investigate Bobby's home town where the dead are rising from the grave but instead of attacking humans... (44 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 5, Episode 15.

Bobby: She was the love of my life... how many times do I gotta kill her? ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
52.
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.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 22. ” - Vladut_Bestea
 
53.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
DCI John Luther is still on the job - ex-wife Zoe's boyfriend Mark North doesn't pursue the assault charge... (60 mins.)
“ 8/10.

Season 1, Episode 2. ” - Vladut_Bestea