Best of 2013: Top 100 Episodes of 2013 (30-21)
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.
30. Scandal – “White Hat’s Back On”
Original Airdate: May 16
Written By: Shonda Rhimes
Directed By: Tom Verica
Best Scene: Final scene with Olivia & Fitz and the reveal involving Joe Morton.
29. 30 Rock – “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”
Original Airdate: January 31
Written By: Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield
Directed By: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Best Scene: Liz & Tracy at the strip club and “Rural Juror” finale.
28. Girls – “On All Fours”
Original Airdate: March 10
Written By: Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
Directed By: Lena Dunham
Best Scene: Marnie performs at Charlie’s party.
27. The Good Wife – “Outside the Bubble”
Original Airdate: October 20
Written By: Michelle King & Robert King
Directed By: Felix Alcala
Best Scene: Diane figures out what is going on with Alicia.
26. Veep – “First Response”
Original Airdate: June 9
Written By: Roger Drew & Armando Iannucci
Directed By: Armando Iannucci
Best Scene: Filming b-roll footage and Selina stands up for herself.
25. Shameless – “A Long Way From Home”
Original Airdate: March 3
Written By: Etan Frankel
Directed By: Mimi Leder
Best Scene: Fiona’s courtroom monologue.
24. Scandal – “Nobody Likes Babies”
Original Airdate: February 7
Written By: Mark Wilding
Directed By: Tom Verica
Best Scene: Fitz giving Verna’s eulogy intercut with flashback of him removing her oxygen mask.
23. Parks and Recreation – “Emergency Response”
Original Airdate: February 14
Written By: Norm Hiscock & Joe Mande
Directed By: Dean Holland
Best Scene: Montage of Ron answering questions on Pawnee today and Ben & Leslie decide to have their wedding tonight.
22. Breaking Bad – “To’hajiilee”
Original Airdate: September 8
Written By: George Mastras
Directed By: Michelle MacLaren
Best Scene: Walt’s drive to the desert and screaming to call off Todd’s uncle & his crew.
21. American Horror Story: Asylum – “Madness Ends”
Original Airdate: January 23
Written By: Tim Minear
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Best Scene: Conversation & showdown between Lana & Johnny.