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Best of 2013: Top 100 Episodes of 2013 (10-1)
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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10. Orange Is the New Black – “I Wasn’t Ready”
Original Airdate: July 11
Written By: Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan
Directed By: Michael Trim
Best Scene: Piper & Larry’s last moment together and Yoga Jones’ words of wisdom.

9. Parks and Recreation – “Leslie and Ben”
Original Airdate: February 21
Written By: Michael Schur & Alan Yang
Directed By: Craig Zisk
Best Scene: Ann’s wedding dress and Leslie & Ben’s vows.

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8. Veep – “Running”
Original Airdate: June 16
Written By: Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci & Will Smith
Directed By: Tim Kirkby
Best Scene: The accident, anything with Selina being high, and Selina’s moment of clarity after the marathon.

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7. Girls – “One Man’s Trash”
Original Airdate: February 10
Written By: Lena Dunham
Directed By: Richard Shepard
Best Scene: Table tennis and Hannah’s breakdown.

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6. Mad Men – “In Care Of”
Original Airdate: June 23
Written By: Matthew Weiner & Carly Wray
Directed By: Matthew Weiner
Best Scene: Pete & the car and Don’s pitch meeting to Hershey’s.

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5. Veep – “D.C.”
Original Airdate: June 23
Written By: Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche
Directed By: Tim Kirkby
Best Scene: Dan gives Danny Chung the finger and Selina returns from her meeting with the president.

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4. The Good Wife – “Hitting the Fan”
Original Airdate: October 27
Written By: Michelle King & Robert King
Directed By: James Whitmore Jr.
Best Scene: The entire opening sequence leading up to Alicia being escorted out of the office.

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3. Breaking Bad – “Felina”
Original Airdate: September 29
Written & Directed By: Vince Gilligan
Best Scene: Scene at Elliott & Gretchen’s house, Walt and Skyler have a conversation, the machine gun goes off, and Walt’s final moments.

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2. Game of Thrones – “The Rains of Castamere”
Original Airdate: June 2
Written By: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Directed By: David Nutter
Best Scene: The Red Wedding.

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1. Breaking Bad – “Ozymandias”
Original Airdate: September 15
Written By: Moira Walley-Beckett
Directed By: Rian Johnson
Best Scene: Opening sequence, Walt tells Jesse about Jane, chaos at the White house, Skyler screaming and running down the street, and Walt’s phone call to Skyler.