The Best Episodes Directed by Aaron Lipstadt

Identity Crisis

#1 - Identity Crisis

Memphis Beat Season 2 - Episode 8

Dwight and Whitehead are called in when a man takes hostages at a local bank; Tony breaks up with Paula Ann.

star 8.60
25 votes

#2 - Lost

Memphis Beat Season 2 - Episode 3

A despondent father comes to Dwight to help search for his missing daughter. When it appears she may have been the victim of foul play, suspicion immediately falls on her abusive husband. Lt. Rice finds herself left out of a big piece of family news, and Whitehead goes to a surprising source when he needs to brush up his firearm skills.

star 8.51
26 votes
Soul Mates

#3 - Soul Mates

Common Law (2012) Season 1 - Episode 3

When Wes and Travis delve into the world of online dating to solve the murder of a thirty year-old woman named Darby Jensen, Wes finds more than he bargains for when he discovers his ex-wife uses the dating site as well.

star 8.41
106 votes
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#4 - Oregon

Awake Season 1 - Episode 5

Detective Britten suddenly becomes a suspect in his own case when an FBI agent, Santoro, questions his methods of tracking down a serial killer thought to be dead. Meanwhile, in the wake of her son's death, Hannah is finding comfort in exploring the possibility of moving to Oregon and going back to school.

star 8.28
225 votes
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Tommy Madsen

#5 - Tommy Madsen

Alcatraz Season 1 - Episode 13

Revealing doors are opened and lives hang in the balance as Rebecca will stop at nothing in pursuit of the man who killed her partner.

star 8.23
489 votes
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Book of the Unclaimed Dead

#6 - Book of the Unclaimed Dead

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 10

Bosch and Sgt. Amy Snyder uncover a key piece of evidence that could compromise the entire Elias investigation. Edgar and Robertson are rocked by personal disappointment. Irving exposes his enemies. Bosch stalks the suspected Elias killer on his own, and comes face to face with his past.

star 8.20
504 votes
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El Viejo

#7 - El Viejo

Miami Vice Season 3 - Episode 7

Crockett & Tubbs keep tabs on a crusty old stranger who plans to cut a deal with a murderous Bolivian drug dealer.

star 8.15
26 votes
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#8 - Payback

Miami Vice Season 2 - Episode 20

A reclusive drug supplier thinks Crockett has the $3 million stolen by the dealer's former employee.

star 8.12
25 votes
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Dirty Little Secret

#9 - Dirty Little Secret

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 - Episode 2

Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. But they must put aside their differences when they investigate the case of a college student who died in a tunnel. Meanwhile, Frankie Sr. returns with news that upsets Angela.

star 8.11
427 votes
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Zerstörer Shrugged

#10 - Zerstörer Shrugged

Grimm Season 6 - Episode 12

The prophecy that was uncovered comes to pass when a dark force arrives in Portland with its eyes set on Diana. In an effort to protect her, Nick, along with Capt. Renard and Adalind, returns to the scene of his first investigation as a Grimm. Back at the Spice Shop, Monroe, Eve and Rosalee make a discovery that uncovers the origins of the mysterious stick. Meanwhile, Hank and Wu are called to a crime scene that is connected to the gang's greatest threat.

star 8.11
3234 votes
Map of the Seven Knights

#11 - Map of the Seven Knights

Grimm Season 5 - Episode 10

Monroe gets a call from a relative in Germany that will bring Nick closer to his ancestors. Things get complicated when the nefarious group Black Claw is also after the same artifacts. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard helps a mayoral candidate get an edge on his opponent. Meanwhile, Trubel confronts Eve about Nick and Adalind.

star 8.07
2095 votes
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Honor Among Thieves

#12 - Honor Among Thieves

The Flash Season 1 - Episode 4

While arranging security at the Central City Museum, Barry is reunited with an old girlfriend and a former mentor.

star 7.99
386 votes
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#13 - Tremors

Elementary Season 2 - Episode 10

When an investigation goes horribly wrong, Sherlock must testify in an official police inquiry which jeopardizes his and Watson’s future with the NYPD.

star 7.99
2015 votes
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Jury Duty

#14 - Jury Duty

Bull (2016) Season 3 - Episode 2

Bull finds himself on the opposite side of voir dire, when he serves jury duty while simultaneously mounting a defense for a woman on trial for killing her daughter’s murderer.

star 7.98
646 votes
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Carrie's Caller

#15 - Carrie's Caller

Unforgettable Season 1 - Episode 14

A serial killer with knowledge of Carrie’s memory abilities taunts the Queens PD as his list of victims grows.

star 7.98
334 votes
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Rojo Profundo

#16 - Rojo Profundo

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 9

The protest looming, Billets strikes a deal with the activists. Irving realizes that old friends are new enemies. Crate and Barrel solve the case of their careers. As the Task Force scrambles to salvage their investigation, Bosch finds himself in the depths of underground Los Angeles.

star 7.95
474 votes
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In Sickness and Adultery

#17 - In Sickness and Adultery

Medium Season 1 - Episode 5

Allison seeks Catherine's (the psychic she talked to in "Pilot") help after learning that Joe has scheduled a biopsy exam. The psychic gives her a strange message that later comes back to haunt Allison. A case about the homicide of a police officer takes a shocking turn when Allison dreams where the murder weapon is located and is then called to the stand to testify how she obtained the information. Meanwhile, Allison fears that Joe is having an affair when he repeatedly comes home late from work.

star 7.89
153 votes
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#18 - Requiem

Powers (2015) Season 2 - Episode 6

As Calista is about to be crowned the newest shining star of the Powers universe by Conrad Moody III, CEO of the most powerful Powers merchandising company on the planet, a valuable member of the community is murdered. With Walker and Pilgrim suspended, they are powerless to stop the city from unraveling around them.

star 7.89
610 votes
Joe Day Afternoon

#19 - Joe Day Afternoon

Medium Season 3 - Episode 17

Time is of the essence when a disgruntled worker with nothing to lose takes Joe and three others hostage. Allison and Ariel are plagued by an overwhelming feeling of dread, as police mobilize to bring the hostage situation to an end.

star 7.87
69 votes
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Drowned World

#20 - Drowned World

Medium Season 4 - Episode 16

In the fourth season finale, Allison tries to help a young couple who thinks their house is haunted, but her efforts result in murder. Meanwhile, Meghan Doyle tries to sell her controlling interest in Joe's invention and Joe tries to save his own stake in it. Also, the election between Devalos and Tom Van Dyke takes place.

star 7.86
69 votes
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Missed Connections

#21 - Missed Connections

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 7

Two off-duty patrol officers cause Billets more trouble than she needs while the protests heat up outside Hollywood Station. With a suspect in custody, the Task Force begins to wrap up the case, but Bosch remains unconvinced. Irving learns he's being played and Honey Chandler makes a surprising discovery.

star 7.86
485 votes
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Apocalypse, Push

#22 - Apocalypse, Push

Medium Season 3 - Episode 11

Arliss Howard reprises his role as Texas Ranger Kenneth Push, who returns to Allison's life when he experiences unnerving visions about a Phoenix-based slaying. Meanwhile, Joe tells a little white lie---and suffers the consequences.

star 7.85
74 votes
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When Push Comes to Shove (2)

#23 - When Push Comes to Shove (2)

Medium Season 2 - Episode 1

While Capt. Push lingers between life and death, Allison struggles to decipher confusing messages from the other side in an attempt to stop a serial killer before he claims his next victim.

star 7.85
122 votes
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#24 - Dislocations

Tour of Duty Season 1 - Episode 3

B Company is ordered to escort a group of villagers from their present village to a new location, which is to be an example of U.S. technology aiding the Vietnamese. Among the villagers is Lang, a beautiful woman to whom Goldman becomes very attached. They are attacked again on the trail and Goldman's life is saved and then spared by a VC who turns out to be Lang's husband.

star 7.84
82 votes
Dark Sky

#25 - Dark Sky

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 8

Hollywood Station goes on TAC Alert. Irving plots his next moves. With new evidence, the Elias case takes an unexpected turn. Maddie tries to connect with her past. Bosch harbors doubts about his Task Force and interviews a new suspect.

star 7.82
486 votes
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When Push Comes to Shove (1)

#26 - When Push Comes to Shove (1)

Medium Season 1 - Episode 16

After somehow seeing Capt. Kenneth Push in a vision at a murder scene, Allison calls upon his assistance to find a serial killer. However, the only way Capt. Push can help is by literally putting his life on the line.

star 7.81
109 votes
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In the Money

#27 - In the Money

The Equalizer Season 3 - Episode 4

The trading on Wall Street gets a little rough; McCall and Mickey pull a half-drowned woman from the river after she gets in the way of some ruthless manipulators.

star 7.80
10 votes
Be Kind, Rewind

#28 - Be Kind, Rewind

Medium Season 3 - Episode 3

Allison dreams about the same day over and over again. Each time she finds more important clues. Joe tries to get affection from Allison. Ariel has problems at school.

star 7.79
77 votes
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Four Dreams (2)

#29 - Four Dreams (2)

Medium Season 3 - Episode 2

Allison and Bridgette continue having the same odd dreams as Allison comes closer to figuring out what the dreams mean and how they relate to a series of shootings/killings. Clay still won't leave Allison's house, but his purpose eventually becomes clear and Allison's opinion of him changes. Meanwhile, Devalos' health is evaluated after a rush hospital visit and Scanlon's relationship with the mayor's liaison Lynn takes a turn for the worst.

star 7.79
41 votes
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Ask the Dust

#30 - Ask the Dust

Bosch Season 4 - Episode 1

Three months after discovering a startling new lead, Det. Harry Bosch is still pursuing the truth behind his mother's cold case. A murder of a high-profile attorney puts the city on edge so Chief Irvin Irving creates a Task Force with Bosch in charge. Bosch must contend with two former adversaries.

star 7.79
564 votes
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How to Kill a Good Guy

#31 - How to Kill a Good Guy

Medium Season 7 - Episode 4

While investigating a missing girl's murder, Allison experiences more friction with Scanlon after finding a possible link to his late brother. Also, Ariel deals with her siblings' reactions to her leaving for college.

star 7.77
83 votes
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Slain Dragons

#32 - Slain Dragons

Powers (2015) Season 2 - Episode 9

Powers start dropping from the sky and Walker suspects an old friend is behind it. Pilgrim, however, pursues “Ghost” believing he’s responsible. Calista confronts SuperShock but the encounter causes her to reconsider being a Power.

star 7.75
575 votes
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#33 - Absolution

Bull (2016) Season 2 - Episode 16

Bull seizes upon the opportunity to get a new trial for an old client when doubt is cast upon evidence that helped convict him of murder 14 years earlier. Also, Danny is reluctant to work with Cable’s replacement.

star 7.73
833 votes
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Red X

#34 - Red X

Intelligence (2014) Season 1 - Episode 2

During an investigation into a suicide bombing at the U.S. Marine base, a discovery is made about a new, chemically undetectable bomb material; Gabriel is unable to finish a task.

star 7.73
1019 votes
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Kill Shot

#35 - Kill Shot

Bull (2016) Season 2 - Episode 13

A widow hires Bull to help represent her when the police decide that she is the most likely suspect in orchestrating her wealthy husband’s death, making it look like a home invasion gone wrong.

star 7.70
843 votes
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You Are Not It

#36 - You Are Not It

Powers (2015) Season 1 - Episode 7

After Wolfe’s plea to end his life, Walker and Pilgrim must act quickly to stop Johnny Royalle’s petition to meet with Wolfe in The Shaft. Meanwhile Zora struggles with her new-found fame, while Calista becomes more desperate to discover if she truly is a Power.

star 7.64
595 votes
Lost Boys

#37 - Lost Boys

Grimm Season 5 - Episode 3

Rosalee disappears after some orphans decide she is the mother figure they always wanted and an encounter with a former colleague prompts Adalind to consider going back to work.

star 7.61
1719 votes
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The Ballad of Lady Frances

#38 - The Ballad of Lady Frances

Elementary Season 5 - Episode 17

The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a homicide "heard" by a cutting edge gunshot detection system. Sherlock and Joan become suspicious of Shinwell when he's the target of a drive-by shooting that reveals a connection between him and an unsolved murder.

star 7.60
2802 votes
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Come Again?

#39 - Come Again?

7 Days Season 1 - Episode 4

Talmadge decides to authorize the use of Backstep in order to save Dr. Jonathan Axelrad, a man with the secret to cold fusion. But everything is not what it seems...

star 7.60
35 votes
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Episode 3

#40 - Episode 3

Surface Season 1 - Episode 3

Lee and Cirko theorize that the unidentified species are heating up the Earth and causing global warming. Nimrod is struck by lightning.

star 7.58
67 votes
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Brian Finch's Black Op

#41 - Brian Finch's Black Op

Limitless Season 1 - Episode 7

When Brian calls in sick for a day off from the FBI, the CIA abducts him from home to borrow his NZT-enhanced capabilities for a black ops mission. As the operation becomes increasingly dangerous, Brian finds himself without FBI support in a situation that’s spiraling out of control.

star 7.58
2566 votes
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Yankee Dollar

#42 - Yankee Dollar

Miami Vice Season 2 - Episode 14

Crockett and Tubbs engage a drug dealer in a game of wits and double-crosses to snare bigger game.

star 7.54
24 votes
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Independent Operator

#43 - Independent Operator

Wiseguy Season 1 - Episode 12

Frank wants to get Vinnie back on the job, so he assigns him to a routine case investigating hit man Roger Lococco, unknowingly dropping Vinnie into the middle of a case that has international repercussions. After winning Roger's confidence, Vinnie is asked to work for Mel and Susan Profitt, a brother and sister team who run a worldwide drugs and munitions organization. (source:

star 7.50
8 votes
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Blood on the Tracks

#44 - Blood on the Tracks

Medium Season 7 - Episode 10

Allison dreams of a murder that involves a man being struck by a train and, when a man is killed just like in her dream, Allison is convinced it's a homicide. Also, Joe has difficulty handling his mother's diagnosis.

star 7.50
82 votes
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Honeymoon Express

#45 - Honeymoon Express

Quantum Leap Season 2 - Episode 1

April 27, 1960: As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from a jealous, and sociopath, ex-husband. To make matters worse, the Project's funding will be cut off, stranding Sam alone in the past, unless he can prevent the U2 flight from being shot down over Russia.

star 7.47
94 votes
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Four Dreams (1)

#46 - Four Dreams (1)

Medium Season 3 - Episode 1

Allison's old flame, Clay Bicks, appears at her doorstep moments after dying, unaware that he is dead. When he accepts the fact that he's dead and will never get to be with the woman he loved, he decides he's going to stay in Allison's house so he can at least be close to her. This upsets Joe, and Allison decides that something must be done to get rid of Clay. Meanwhile, Allison shares a bunch of odd dreams with Bridgette, except Bridgette's dreams keep coming to her in the form of cartoons for some reason.

star 7.47
73 votes
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It's a Wonderful Death

#47 - It's a Wonderful Death

Medium Season 6 - Episode 22

When Allison's brain tumor resurfaces, its aftermath could have life-altering consequences for her friends and family, on the sixth season finale of MEDIUM.

star 7.44
76 votes
...About Last Night

#48 - ...About Last Night

Medium Season 5 - Episode 4

Allison wakes up under a freeway overpass, not knowing where she is or how she got there. Her lack of recent memory causes her to start thinking she may have killed someone with her car.

star 7.35
71 votes
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Bite Me

#49 - Bite Me

Medium Season 6 - Episode 6

The film "Night of the Living Dead" gets Allison nightmares where scenes from the movie are put in her mind. It results in her getting cuts and bite marks and even clues that lead to hear funeral director's killer.

star 7.25
77 votes
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Someone to Watch Over Me

#50 - Someone to Watch Over Me

Crossing Jordan Season 5 - Episode 16

A father is murdered and his daughter becomes a target of an assassin, stirring some hard memories for Jordan. Elsewhere, a high profile family makes life hard for Dr. Macy when their son is killed in a tragic accident.

star 7.15
20 votes

#51 - Nightscape

The Equalizer Season 2 - Episode 6

A rape victim asks McCall to stop her husband from tracking down her attackers.

star 7.00
12 votes