10 Best TV Episodes of 2017

From 'Better Call Saul' to 'Twin Peaks' – our favorite stand-alone showstoppers from the past year

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'Girls,' "American Bitch"

Like many of Girls' most acclaimed installments, this one's a bottle episode, isolating writer/fuck-up Hannah Horvath with Chuck Palmer, a beloved novelist (played by Matthew Rhys), who has a habit of propositioning young fans for oral sex under circumstances that are dubious at best and outright non-consensual at worst. It ends with a swerve away from realism: a street filled entirely with faceless, professionally dressed young women, all of them moving toward the maw of the literary superstar's apartment building. Sean T. Collins
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