Best of 2013: Top 100 Episodes of 2013 (60-51)
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.
60. Masters of Sex – “Fallout”
Original Airdate: December 1
Written By: Sam Shaw
Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Best Scene: Margaret Scully has a talk with a prostitute.
59. Saturday Night Live – “Melissa McCarthy/Phoenix”
Original Airdate: April 6
Written By: SNL writing staff
Directed By: Don Roy King
Best Scene: Melissa McCarthy’s monologue, Sheila Kelly, and Honey Baked Ham bake-off.
58. The Good Wife – “What’s in the Box?”
Original Airdate: April 28
Written By: Michelle King & Robert King
Directed By: Robert King
Best Scene: Final scene. “I’m in.”
57. Bob’s Burgers – “Christmas in the Car”
Original Airdate: December 15
Written By: Steven Davis & Kelvin Yu
Directed By: Jennifer Coyle & Bernard Derriman
Best Scene: Hiding out in the car. “Where do babies come from?”
56. Mad Men – “The Better Half”
Original Airdate: May 26
Written By: Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner
Directed By: Phil Abraham
Best Scene: Don & Betty spend the night together.
55. Scandal – “Truth or Consequences”
Original Airdate: January 31
Written By: Peter Noah
Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc
Best Scene: Olivia and Cyrus. “Hire a lawyer. A good one!”
54. Orange Is the New Black – “Tall Men with Feelings”
Original Airdate: July 11
Written By: Lauren Morelli
Directed By: Constantine Makris
Best Scene: Everyone’s reaction to Larry’s NPR interview.
53. 30 Rock – “A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World”
Original Airdate: January 24
Written By: Lang Fisher & Nina Pedrad
Directed By: Jeff Richmond
Best Scene: Liz leaves to go meet her children.
52. The Newsroom – “News Night with Will McAvoy”
Original Airdate: August 11
Written By: Aaron Sorkin
Directed By: Alan Poul
Best Scene: Will tells Mackenzie that his father died.
51. Hannibal – “Savoureux”
Original Airdate: June 20
Written By: Bryan Fuller, Steve Lightfoot & Scott Nimerfro
Directed By: David Slade
Best Scene: Graham & Hannibal return to the Hobbs house.