Best TV Episodes of 2013

The 50 greatest individual television episodes of 2013, in order.
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1.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10.0/10 X  
Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Flynn the truth. (49 mins.)
 
2.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai. (56 mins.)
 
3.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Felina (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque. (49 mins.)
 
4.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: An Enemy of Fate (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress. (46 mins.)
 
5.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Game Over (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Jack launches a plot to take over as Kabletown CEO with the help of Devon Banks, Liz gets more bad news from the adoption agency, and the lead actress in Tracy's Harriet Tubman biopic turns out to be the female version of Tracy himself. (22 mins.)
 
6.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Jamie mopes over his lost hand. Cersei is growing uncomfortable with the Tyrells. The Night's Watch is growing impatient with Craster. Daenerys buys the Unsullied. (56 mins.)
 
7.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: In Care Of (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
With his personal and professional life crumbling around him, Don positions himself for a change of scenery. Meanwhile, Pete's life is falling apart as well, thanks to the meddling of Bob Benson. (47 mins.)
 
8.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Red Team III (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
In the aftermath of ACN's Operation Genoa report, the staff who put it together face some serious blowback, not just when the government responds but also when the sources' credibility comes into question. (55 mins.)
 
9.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: A New Attitude (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Gob accepts a job from his brother, but is distracted by a scheme of his own. (22 mins.)
 
10.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Savoureux (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Following his strange trip to Minnesota, Graham is taken into custody by Crawford for the probable murder of Abigail Hobbs... (44 mins.)
 
11.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Confessions (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Walt makes his next move against Hank, putting Hank in a tough position. Hank confronts Jesse and attempts to turn him against Walt, and Jesse decides it's time to move on. Meanwhile, Todd has taken over the business. (49 mins.)
 
12.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Boy Must Live (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Young Observer's origin is revealed. And his existence and an additional time travel are necessary to change the history of Observers' invasion. (46 mins.)
 
13.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. New evidence turns up in a baffling case. (58 mins.)
 
14.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Truth: Part 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A heartbreaking death forces Emily to evaluate her quest for revenge. (44 mins.)
 
15.
The Americans (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Trust Me (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A mole hunt within the KGB causes suspicion amongst allies and shatters trust within the Jennings' marriage. Meanwhile, Stan's plan to keep his mole safe puts her at even greater risk of discovery. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: A Tale of Two Cities (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Cutler and Chaough prepare to make radical changes to the firm while Sterling and Draper are visiting a client in Los Angeles. Joan's decision to go after a new account on her own leaves Pete furious and frustrated. (47 mins.)
 
17.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Liz is dealing with being a stay-at-home mom while Jack tries to find true happiness. Kenneth and Tracy are both adjusting to Kenneth's new position as President of NBC. (22 mins.)
 
18.
Bates Motel (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Six months after the death of her husband, Norma Bates and her youngest son Norman relocate to White Pine Bay... (45 mins.)
 
19.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Blood Money (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Walt is out of the meth business and trying to move on with his life. Jesse tries to get rid of his money. Hank now knows that Walt is the famous Heisenberg. (49 mins.)
 
20.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Colony Collapse (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Gob finds a new group of friends after his relationship falls apart and his family abandons him. (22 mins.)
 
21.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Try (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
With his secrets unveiled, Pastor Mike takes Linden prisoner and they drive around the city. Linden... (45 mins.)
 
22.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Big Man in Tehran (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
While Brody starts his mission in Tehran intending to kill the grand general of Iran, Carrie tries to give local support and a extraction plan for him. (55 mins.)
 
23.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #3.8 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots are hatched. (58 mins.)
 
24.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: For Immediate Release (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
As the firm prepares to go public, Don and Pete's actions cause them to lose two huge clients. However, Roger uses a new connection to put them in position to gain their biggest client ever. (47 mins.)
 
25.
Smash (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Song (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Eileen has to decide if she will sell Nick down the river at the deposition into the illegal funding of "Bombshell"... (44 mins.)
 
26.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Virgins (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Each of the friends tell their story about how they lost their virginity. (22 mins.)
 
27.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Chapter 11 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Following the collapse of Russo's campaign, Francis launches a risky ploy to join the Walker administration. (51 mins.)
 
28.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Tall Men with Feelings (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Grief looms over the prison as the inmates mourn a recent suicide. Dayanara, Nicky, and Red plot to... (59 mins.)
 
29.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Apéritif (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The head of the FBI Behavioral Science unit, Jack Crawford, calls on profiler Will Graham to assist them catch a serial killer... (44 mins.)
 
30.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
The gang attempts to win the award for Philidelphia's Best Bar. (22 mins.)
 
31.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Sacrifice (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The Graysons put on a bold showing at their annual Labor Day party. (44 mins.)
 
32.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Madness Ends (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Johnny sets out to complete his father's work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Girls (2012 TV Series)
Episode: I Get Ideas (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Hannah gets unsolicited musical attention from heartbroken Adam and displeasing opinions on her writing from Sandy... (28 mins.)
 
34.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Reckoning (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Kallie's mother Danette Lutz is still looking for her and returns home to find Joe Mills waiting for her... (45 mins.)
 
35.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Sacrifice (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Sam and Dean capture Crowley to finish the trials and close the gates of Hell. Castiel and Metatron continue the trials to close the gates of Heaven. Sam is left with a huge decision. (44 mins.)
 
36.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Dark Wings, Dark Words (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bran and company meet Jojen and Meera Reed. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie meet the Brotherhood. Jaime travels through the wilderness with Brienne. Sansa confesses her true feelings about Joffery to Margaery. (56 mins.)
 
37.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: A.A.R.M. (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Dwight prepares for a marriage proposal and hires an assistant for his assistant, Andy auditions for a singing program, Darryl tries to leave his job without a fuss, and Pam has second thoughts about Jim staying in Scranton. (22 mins.)
 
38.
Arrow (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Salvation (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a major fire, Oliver decides it's time to eliminate real estate developer and slumlord John Nicol... (42 mins.)
 
39.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: To Have and to Hold (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Don works in secret on a Heinz ketchup campaign while Megan gets a love scene on the set of her soap opera. Meanwhile, Harry makes his power play while Joan has more trouble with the secretaries. (47 mins.)
 
40.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #3.7 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A vindictive Ms. O'Brien hatches a damaging plot. Edith make a major decision. Matthew has a major plan for changing things, and Tom's brother pays a visit. (58 mins.)
 
41.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: It Gets Better (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
George-Michael whilst trying to reconnect with his father, finds himself overwhelmed by the responsibility of running his business, Fakeblock. (22 mins.)
 
42.
Top of the Lake (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Robin accepts a dinner invitation from Al, learns that everyone on the force knows about her own rape when a teenager... (350 mins.)
 
43.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Six Minutes (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
It's now 12 hours to Ray Seward's execution and Linden is still trying to get a stay of execution for him... (45 mins.)
 
44.
The Americans (2013 TV Series)
Episode: The Clock (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate. (44 mins.)
 
45.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
Episode: WAC Pack (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The inmates must campaign amongst their races for a coveted spot as a prisoners' representative. Piper... (59 mins.)
 
46.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Buffet Froid (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Beth LeBeau is found murdered, having drowned in her own blood as a result of her face being cut into a Glasgow smile... (44 mins.)
 
47.
Sleepy Hollow (2013 TV Series)
Episode: The Sin Eater (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After a rare day out, allowing Crane and Abbie to relax and bond more personally while contemplating democratization trough baseball... (45 mins.)
 
48.
Mob City (2013 TV Series)
Episode: A Guy Walks Into a Bar (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hecky Nash bribes LAPD officer Joe Teague to protect him in a blackmail exchange with the LA mob. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Arrow (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Sacrifice (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Oliver awakens to find himself Malcolm Merlyn's prisoner. He manages to escape and away with help from Digg... (42 mins.)