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Digital Spy has already unveiled its picks for the top 25 TV shows of 2013, but now it's time to get specific - what were the single greatest episodes of television this year?

Here are the DS TV team's picks for the 10 finest small-screen outings - starting today with 10-6, we'll reveal the rest of the list tomorrow morning! So stay tuned...

10. Marvel's Agents of Shield – 'Pilot'

It's had its wonky moments since, but the pilot episode of Marvel's Agents of Shield remains one of the very best pieces of television we saw in 2013. Transitioning from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Marvel TV Universe - losing the superheroes without losing any of the spectacle and excitement - is no easy task, but we should know by now never to doubt Joss Whedon.

This first outing for Agent Coulson and co. boasted a witty script and plenty of action for newbies, plus »

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