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Help Emmy hopefuls compile their highlight reels

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Jake_lLast week, we had a rousing discussion about which actors and shows deserved to score Emmy nominations come July 19 — with a special focus on longshot and first-time candidates. Today, I thought it might be fun for all of us to focus on one particular thespian and suggest which episode he or she ought to submit to the Emmy judging panels to increase his or her odds of scoring a statuette.

I’d like to see Medium‘s Jake Weber (pictured) get rewarded for his work on the Feb. 14 episode “The One Behind the Wheel,” during which his wife Allison (Emmy-winner Patricia Arquette) gets possessed by the spirit of a woman who’s been involved in a serious car accident. Not only does Weber make his character’s pain and frustration completely palpable (and darkly humorous) but he also gets a chance to trade in his resident-cynic cap and try to convince the haughty spirit inside his wife that all this psychic possession stuff isn’t completely crazy. If you missed the episode, click here and here, and you’ll get a glimpse of why Weber deserves to be in the Supporting Actor in a Drama race (for the no-longer-on-the-bubble series). Which episode best represents your favorite actor or series’ great Emmy hope? Reveal all in the comments section below.

addCredit(“Jake Weber: Michael Yarish”)