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Best of 2012: Top 100 Episodes of 2012 (20-11)
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!

20. Veep – “Baseball”
Original Airdate: May 27
Written By: Simon Blackwel, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche
Directed By: Armando Iannucci
Best Scene: Anything in the pharmacy and Selina’s big news at the end.

19. Girls – “Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident”
Original Airdate: May 27
Written By: Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
Directed By: Jody Lee Lipes
Best Scene: The cab ride home and anything with Shoshanna.

18. Homeland – “New Car Smell”
Original Airdate: October 21
Written By: Meredith Stiehm
Directed By: David Semel
Best Scene: Carrie unravels and Brody is arrested.

17. Modern Family – “Baby on Board”
Original Airdate: May 23
Written By: Abraham Higginbotham
Directed By: Steven Levitan
Best Scene: Cam & Mitchell’s breakdown in the desert and Jay’s talk with Lily.

16. Louie – “Daddy’s Girlfriend, Parts 1 & 2”
Original Airdate: July 19 & 26
Written By: Pamela Adlon & Louis C.K.
Directed By: Louis C.K.
Best Scene: The quick stop at Russ & Daughters and the rooftop scene.

15. Breaking Bad – “Gliding Over All”
Original Airdate: September 2
Written By: Moira Walley-Beckett
Directed By: Michelle MacLaren
Best Scene: The storage unit and Hank’s discovery.

14. Girls – “She Did”
Original Airdate: June 17
Written & Directed By: Lena Dunham
Best Scene: Hannah eating cake at the beach and her fight with Adam in the street. “I’m like the most scared person who’s alive.”

13. Boardwalk Empire – “Margate Sands”
Original Airdate: December 2
Written By: Howard Korder & Terence Winter
Directed By: Tim Van Patten
Best Scene: Richard takes back Tommy and Gyp’s final moment.

12. Homeland – “The Choice”
Original Airdate: December 16
Written By: Alex Gansa & Meredith Stiehm
Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Best Scene: Carrie & Brody run away together and the final moment with Saul & Carrie.

11. Mad Men – “Commissions and Fees”
Original Airdate: June 3
Written By: Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton
Directed By: Christopher Manley
Best Scene: The Jaguar fails to do the job and the discovery.