I may not be interpreting "episodes" correctly however it may interest you that The Lion King holds many strong parallels to Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
If you are not familiar with Hamlet yet, I recommend you read the plot summary available on spark notes.
Hamlet King of Denmark: Killed by his brother Claudius
Claudius: Killed his brother and married his widow to become King.
Gertrude: Married Claudius after death of her husband (unaware that it was a murder)
Hamlet the Younger: Broods and withdraws because of grief
The Ghost: Ghost of Hamlet the Elder visits his son to tell him of the betrayal and murder. Only when his murderer is dead will the ghost be at peace and he beseeches Hamlet the Younger to discover the sinister plots that have come to pass.
The Lion King
Mufasa: Killed by his brother Scar
Scar: Killed his brother and is close to Sirabi, the widow of Mufasa
Sirabi: Doesn't know that Scar murdered her husband and is obligated to him as the Alpha Female
Simba: Runs away driven by guilt and grief
Mufasa's Ghost: Tells Simba to "Remember who [he is]" and motivates him to return to pride rock to restore balance
There are more in-depth analysis' available however I hope you found this comparison useful. Best of luck!