As 2013 comes to a close, you’re reading a lot of Top 10 lists. And as if EW’s 10 Best TV shows picks from Doc Jensen and Melissa Maerz weren’t enough fuel for debate, we also have our annual list of the 10 Best TV Episodes. Take a look through that countdown – which includes the obvious (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife) and not-so-obvious (Inside Amy Schumer and The Mindy Project tie at No. 10) – then tell us the one episode you’d have advocated for that didn’t make it.
My pick: Justified’s “Decoy,” an hour that became a great Western as Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and the Marshals tried to get Drew Thompson (Jim Beaver) out of Harlan alive, while Boyd (Walton Goggins) did his best to stop them for Nicky Augustine (Mike O’Malley). Executive producer Graham Yost, who co-wrote the episode, broke down the twists, Tarantino homages, and staircase showdown that wasn’t for us here. It’s the series at its best with unexpected turns, the meaningful use of a three-dimensional bit character (Patton Oswalt’s Constable Bob), and a riveting new chapter in the history of Raylan and Boyd.
Other nominees from EW.com HQ: The series finales of 30 Rock and The Office and the shocking season 3 ender of Homeland. Your turn!