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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'The Handmaid's Tale,'
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'The Handmaid's Tale,' "Late"

"Late" offers a gut-wrenching view into what happens to those who don't conform in Margaret Atwood's oppressive dystopian future. It's also when we learn just how near this near future is, rewinding back to Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and her friend Moira (Samira Wiley) participating in a protest that looks an awful lot like the Women's March. "In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew it," Offred says. Viewers awash in the news of the real-world political climate shuddered in recognition. Jenna Scherer
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