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Best of 2012: Top 100 Episodes of 2012 (100-91)
This is the final TV countdown, I swear! I’m counting down my Top 100 episodes of the year. It wasn’t that hard to narrow down the choices but it was difficult to put them in a sensible order. There is a slight overlap between this list and the top TV moments one, so I won’t be doing in-depth write-ups for each episode. I just gave basic information about the airdate, writers and directors. Plus I added a Best Scene category just to mix it up a bit. I hope you enjoy!
100. Parks and Recreation – “Operation Ann”
Original Airdate: February 2
Written By: Aisha Muharrar
Directed By: Morgan Sackett
Best Scene: Ron Swanson: “I love riddles.”
99. New Girl – “Fluffer”
Original Airdate: October 2
Written By: J.J. Philbin
Directed By: Fred Goss
Best Scene: Jess and Nick have a big argument.
98. Damages – “But You Don’t Do That Anymore”
Original Airdate: September 12
Written By: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler & Daniel Zelman
Directed By: Glenn Kessler
Best Scene: The epilogue. (Sidenote: How great did Glenn Close look in that scene?)
97. The New Normal – “The XY Factor”
Original Airdate: November 27
Written By: Erin Foster
Directed By: Elodie Keene
Best Scene: Bryan & David discuss their feelings in the nursery.
96. Shameless – “Parenthood”
Original Airdate: March 4
Written By: Mike O’Malley
Directed By: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Best Scene: Sheila smothers Peg with a pillow.
95. Boardwalk Empire – “The Milkmaid’s Lot”
Original Airdate: November 11
Written By: Rolin Jones
Directed By: Ed Bianchi
Best Scene: Nucky fails to convince the other East Coast bosses.
94. Modern Family – “Diamond in the Rough”
Original Airdate: December 12
Written By: Becky Mann, Dan O’Shannon & Audra Sielaff
Directed By: Gail Mancuso
Best Scene: Phil & Mitchell’s phone conversation.
93. Glee – “Big Brother”
Original Airdate: April 10
Written By: Mitchel Hitchcock
Directed By: Eric Stoltz
Best Scene: Quinn & Artie sing “I’m Still Standing” and Cooper’s acting class.
92. Community – “Introduction to Finality”
Original Airdate: May 17
Written By: Steve Basilone & Annie Mebane
Directed By: Tristram Shapeero
Best Scene: The closing montage.
91. Scandal – “Grant: For the People”
Original Airdate: May 17
Written By: Shonda Rhimes
Directed By: Roxann Dawson
Best Scene: Olivia confronts Billy in the bathroom.