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Best of 2013: Top 100 Episodes of 2013 (90-81)
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 was a lot of quality television and that made the list even more of a challenge to complete. I listed basic information about the episode along with the best scene from each one.

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90. New Girl – “Winston’s Birthday”
Original Airdate: May 7
Written By: Brett Baer & Dave Finkel
Directed By: Max Winkler
Best Scene: Schmidt rescues Elizabeth from her boring date.

89. Parks and Recreation – “Ann’s Decision”
Original Airdate: February 7
Written By: Nate DiMeo
Directed By: Ken Whittingham
Best Scene: Ben, Chris & Ron lie on the floor with food poisoning.

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88. Getting On – “The Concert”
Original Airdate: December 29
Written By: Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer
Directed By: Howard Deutch
Best Scene: Didi confronts Dr. James.

87. American Horror Story: Asylum – “The Name Game”
Original Airdate: January 2
Written By: Jessica Sharzer
Directed By: Michael Lehmann
Best Scene: Sister Jude performs “The Name Game” and Dr. Arden cremates himself.

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86. Happy Endings – “The Marry Prankster”
Original Airdate: January 29
Written By: Jackie Clarke & Gil Ozeri
Directed By: Rebecca Asher
Best Scene: Alex’s final reveal.

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85. Southland – “Reckoning”
Original Airdate: April 17
Written By: Jonathan Lisco
Directed By: Christopher Chulack
Best Scene: Sammy and Ben’s fight and John’s final moment.

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84. Orange Is the New Black – “Lesbian Request Denied”
Original Airdate: July 11
Written By: Sian Heder
Directed By: Jodie Foster
Best Scene: Sophia’s wife refuses to smuggle in estrogen.

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83. Modern Family – “Goodnight Gracie”
Original Airdate: May 22
Written By: Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman
Directed By: Steven Levitan
Best Scene: The final fireworks sequence.

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82. Orphan Black – “Natural Selection”
Original Airdate: March 30
Written By: Graeme Manson
Directed By: John Fawcett
Best Scene: The opening sequence of Beth’s suicide.

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81. The Good Wife – “The Decision Tree”
Original Airdate: December 1
Written By: Michelle King & Robert King
Directed By: Rosemary Rodriguez
Best Scene: Alicia takes the stand.