Best TV Episodes of 2013

by AlSwearengen | created - 31 Aug 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

6 episodes - Person of Interest 5 episodes - Breaking Bad 4 episodes - Game of Thrones, Spartacus 3 episodes - Boardwalk Empire, Justified

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 110,088

10/10

2. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Victory (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 6,784

10/10

3. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen

Votes: 85,613

10/10

4. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Devil's Share (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team seeks justice for Carter's murder, but Finch realizes that one person may go too far in the battle against HR. Meanwhile, NYPD officer Patrick Simmons' number comes up.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,080

9.7/10

5. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 79,500

9.5/10

6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: And Now His Watch Is Ended (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jaime mopes over his lost hand. Cersei is growing uncomfortable with the Tyrells. The Night's Watch is growing impatient with Craster. Daenerys buys the Unsullied.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 30,472

9.5/10

7. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Relevance (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Sam Shaw and her associate Michael Cole recieve the relevant numbers from the machine, but Reese and Finch must help them, before is too late.

Director: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 3,460

9.5/10

8. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: To'hajiilee (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse and Hank come up with an idea to take Walt down. Walt hires Todd's uncle to kill Jesse.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 29,188

9.5/10

9. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Farewell Daddy Blues (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

Eli braces for the worst as Agent Knox launches his plan to bring Nucky down. Capone and Torrio reach an agreement in Cicero. Chalky looks to settle scores. Richard steps forward to save Tommy, at Gillian's expense.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,964

9.3/10

10. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Savoureux (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Following his strange trip to Minnesota, Graham is taken into custody by Crawford for the probable murder of Abigail Hobbs. They find her severed ear in his kitchen sink and her blood under... See full summary »

Director: David Slade | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park

Votes: 4,474

9.3/10

11. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Crossing (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Danger closes in when the epic battle to bring the criminal organization HR to justice reaches new heights. And when the Machine suddenly gives out Reese's number, the POI team faces their greatest threat yet.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker

Votes: 5,015

9.3/10

12. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Decoy (2013)

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Drew Thompson is now in custody of the marshals, but can Raylan get him out of Harlan before Theo Tonin and Boyd's men can get their hands on them?

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 957

9.3/10

13. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Saves the Day (2013)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

While making a beer run at a local convenience store, the gang witnesses a robbery taking place and each one comes up with a scenario that will save the day and render them heroes.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,928

9.3/10

14. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Separate Paths (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caesar escalates.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 2,432

9.3/10

15. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: White Bear (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her, and they all seem to know something she doesn't. But what?

Director: Carl Tibbetts | Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Michael Smiley, Tuppence Middleton, Ian Bonar

Votes: 37,078

9.3/10

16. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: God Mode (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Reese and Finch team up with surprising allies in a race to save The Machine from Root and the mysterious international organization, Decima, who have both re-emerged with dangerous agendas.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 3,390

9.3/10

17. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: The Dead and the Dying (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus. Spartacus looks for a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 2,522

9.3/10

18. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Confessions (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt makes his next move against Hank, putting Hank in a tough position. Hank confronts Jesse and attempts to turn him against Walt, and Jesse decides it's time to move on. Meanwhile, Todd has taken over the business.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 20,366

9.3/10

19. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Kissed by Fire (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb's army is falling apart. Jaime reveals a story, to Brienne, that he has never told anyone. Jon breaks his vows. The Hound is granted his freedom. The Lannisters hatch a new plan.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 22,758

9.3/10

20. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Prisoner's Dilemma (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Finch and Carter are trying to get Reese out of Riker's, where he is still being kept prisoner by Donnelly. Meanwhile, Fusco is working alone in the next number.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 3,015

9.0/10

21. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Ghosts (2013)

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Raylan takes the fight to Nicky Augustine after he threatens Winona and their unborn child, while Boyd and Ava try to dispose of Delroy's dead body before it is identified by the authorities.

Director: Bill Johnson | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 900

9.0/10

22. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Zero Day (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

They wait ten days for a new number due to a system virus, suspecting Root is the problem. It's for Ernest Thornhill, who isn't who, or what, he is supposed to be. At stake is The Machine - will it remain with Finch or end up with Decima?

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 2,950

9.0/10

23. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 11 (2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

Following the collapse of Russo's campaign, Francis launches a risky ploy to join the Walker administration.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll

Votes: 4,554

9.0/10

24. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Blood Brothers (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Tiberius seems a bitter, broken boy, having had to beat his comrade Sabinus to death, lashing out at surviving true cowards. Father Marcus Crassus sends his mistress to coax his heir with ... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 2,119

9.0/10

25. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Outlaw (2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Will Arlo reveal the identity of Drew Thompson to Raylan, or will he take the secret to his grave? Meanwhile, Boyd tricks the local mob and Wynn Duffy, and Colt is blackmailed over not killing Ellen May.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 804

9.0/10

26. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: White Horse Pike (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky discovers that Lansky is betraying him by piggybacking heroin in his liquor trucks, Nacisse and Chalky are at total war, and Knox coerces Eli.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,270

9.0/10

27. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Lawnmower Dog (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick helps Jerry out with the dog.

Directors: John Rice, Pete Michels | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 9,424

9.0/10

28. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Be Right Back (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After learning about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased, a lonely, grieving Martha reconnects with her late lover.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Claire Keelan, Sinead Matthews

Votes: 37,180

9.0/10

29. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Fromage (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Lecter's patient Franklin Froideveaux worries that his friend Tobias may be a psychopath, but Franklin's growing obsession with Lecter is what concerns the latter more. Graham investigates ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park

Votes: 4,074

9.0/10

30. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Second Sons (2013)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys tries to persuade the Second Sons to join her against Yunkai. Stannis releases Davos from the dungeons. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker. Sansa and Tyrion wed.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen

Votes: 22,446

9.0/10

31. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Erlkönig (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Agent Knox ruthlessly detains and badgers Eddie, Nucky pulls whatever strings he needs to to get his nephew off the hook, and Gillian becomes more heavily addicted.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,363

9.0/10

32. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Granite State (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt struggles as he adapts to aspects of his new identity. Jesse plans an escape against Jack and his crew.

Director: Peter Gould | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 29,508

9.0/10

33. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 13 (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly

Votes: 4,387

9.0/10

34. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

Tommy and the Peaky Blinders prepare for a big operation, that quickly becomes way trickier than they thought.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Lobo Chan, Sam Neill, Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson

Votes: 5,321

9.0/10

35. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
Episode: Dreamscaperers (2012)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Dipper, Mabel and Soos go through Stan's mind to defeat a tricky demon summoned by Lil Gideon.

Directors: John Aoshima, Joe Pitt | Stars: Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 1,337

9.0/10



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