1. “Daddy’s Girlfriend, Parts 1 and 2” on “Louie”
This two-par ter, especially Part 2, captures the darker side of the “Louie” experience. Louis C.K. drew many inspired guest stars to his show last season, including David Lynch and Melissa Leo. But Parker Posey was tops as a bookstore clerk who takes Louie on a date — a date that turns out to be a wild existential adventure. As they wander through New York, she pushes Louie to take risks, including dressing in women’s clothes, and she describes — and then displays — her emotional instabilities. She leans on the edge of the roof of a skyscraper, high on danger, aware of her mortality, wondering why she doesn’t jump. She challenges Louie’s stubborn passivity, and affirms it, too.