The Best Episodes Directed by Adam Arkin
#2 - Karmic Relief
Chicago Hope Season 5 - Episode 13
Kate discovers that she has developed an ovarian cyst which could destroy her plans with NASA. After Kate hears this news she agrees to go to a retreat... that Yeats is leading.
#6 - The Colonel
The Americans (2013) Season 1 - Episode 13
When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship. Stan's investigation puts him and the FBI even closer to Philip and Elizabeth.
#7 - The Truth
Secrets and Lies (2015) Season 2 - Episode 10
Patrick grapples with his new reality, as Detective Cornell closes in on Kate’s killer, and the murderer is finally exposed. Meanwhile, Danny frantically continues his search for his daughter, hoping to get one more chance to be a real dad. However, in the end, it is Cornell that faces a devastating surprise.
#14 - Indian Four
Billions Season 2 - Episode 6
Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller, who is key to the success of Axe’s municipal bond play. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck. As attempts to reach a deal with a high profile defendant fail, Chuck’s office faces the uncertainty of jury selection. Tensions between Lara and Axe escalate.
#15 - Tapped Out
The Closer Season 5 - Episode 6
When an internet matchmaker is murdered, the team finds themselves investigating the matchmaker's early-stage television show. Adding to the craziness is a fake officer, who turns everything upside down. In an effort to school himself on the inner workings of Brenda's group, Pope decides to work as one of the team.
#16 - Liver Let Die
Chicago Hope Season 3 - Episode 4
Dennis and Jack clash over the best mode of treating the arthritic knee of a world class cyclist; Aaron makes a new friend when he takes on a new research assistant; Kate and Danny have their suspensions reviewed by the board; Phillip plunges back into patient care by performing an experimental procedure on a woman who exhibits unusual complications from a liver tumor; Caroline discovers that orthopedics are not for her; Dennis faces an emotional struggle in the aftermath of his shooting.
#17 - A Cinderella Story
The Finder Season 1 - Episode 3
A NASA scientist seeks Walter's help to find the matching pair of a red stiletto left behind by a woman he met at a bar. Walter uses the stiletto as the first clue to finding the missing woman but in the process he uncovers her shocking secret that winds up putting his own life in danger. Meanwhile, Willa exposes Leo's dark family secret, but when she tries to make amends with him, she gets herself into even more legal trouble.
#19 - Some Kind of Miracle
Grey's Anatomy Season 3 - Episode 17
Everyone is pushing for Meredith to survive, or in this case to be revived. People are still dealing with the fallout from the ferry disaster. A young man named Lucas is having problems with brain-mouth coordination. Someone else dies.
#20 - Jungle Love
Nurse Jackie Season 6 - Episode 4
Jackie goes off the deep end when she witnesses the budding relationship between Kevin's fiancé, Mia, and Grace. Frank discloses a secret about his past - giving Jackie all the ammo she needs to keep him at bay. Meanwhile, back at All Saints, Akalitus' poker streak continues, Coop and Carrie's bond deepens when she decides to put him on television, and Prentiss gets a visitor from his past.
#21 - Reckoning
Justified Season 2 - Episode 12
A deadly home invasion hits Raylan personally, placing him in a race with Boyd and Arlo to find the killer. Mags is forced to make decisions about her involvement in the Bennett family's criminal activities and the fate of Dickie, who has a deadly plan to absolve himself of responsibility.
#22 - Family Feud
Northern Exposure Season 4 - Episode 19
A totem pole carved in tribute to the Raven clan reopens a bitter rift between them and the Bear clan. Shelly gets medical advice telling her that getting married may help her to get rid of the strange hallucinations with dancers that she's been having. Joel confronts Maggie about their "whatever" and her relationship with Mike; together they decide they're "mutually desirous incompatibles."
#24 - The Queen of England
Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 - Episode 4
Eric's having girl problems, Abby's rage is showing, there's a talking head in the basement, and now -- sheesh -- the neighbor wants lasagna.
#31 - Faith, Hope & Surgery
Chicago Hope Season 6 - Episode 11
Gina operates on a surgeon who's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
#32 - The Right Thing
Rebel (2021) Season 1 - Episode 4
As new details surrounding Sharon's cause of death are revealed, Cruz suffers a medical emergency that leads to troublesome consequences; Rebel and Grady team up against a crooked funeral home owner; Lana meets someone from her past.
#34 - Coyote Is Always Hungry
Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 6
When a dangerous client's case goes to court, Bernhardt Bail Bonds struggles to recover the money he put up as collateral. Fearing retaliation if they can't come up with the money, Otto visits old friends on the local reservation, and Marius recruits younger talent to help. An outside source leads Carly to unearth a major secret about Pete, and Julia must decide whether she can trust Lance again.
#36 - Gina Zanetakos
The Blacklist Season 1 - Episode 6
Eager to clear Tom's name, Liz turns him in to the FBI.
#37 - The Clock
The Americans (2013) Season 1 - Episode 2
When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate. Stan closes in on a member of the Soviet Rezidentura in an effort to uncover the identities of deep cover Directorate S operatives.
#39 - Forever!
Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 - Episode 8
A twist in the FBI's investigation takes Eric and Abby by surprise. Sheila introduces Jean to a new diet. Joel tries to trick the ever-elusive Ron.
#40 - Two Wolverines
The Act Season 1 - Episode 3
Dee Dee makes Gypsy play dress up for a costume convention, where they each attract charming men who could dangerously complicate their insular relationship. And Gypsy is starting to question the lies her mother tells her — especially about how old she really is.
#41 - Collected
Breakout Kings Season 1 - Episode 2
Xavier Price escapes from prison in the midst of a candlelight vigil outside the penitentiary. The Breakout Kings are immediately brought on the case to try and track him down. It turns out this violent criminal is a "collector," and has a history of kidnapping women, torturing them, and holding them captive in basements. Once the team learns he currently has a woman hidden away somewhere, the race is on to the find her before Virgil can harm her.
#42 - Nightmares
Extant Season 1 - Episode 6
Molly uncovers top-secret footage that reveals the real reason the ISEA chose her for the solo space mission. Meanwhile, Ethan experiences his first dream, an unforeseen event for which he was not programmed; and Julie connects with a mysterious man she meets at a gym.
#44 - I Went to Market
Succession Season 1 - Episode 5
After hearing Logan's plan to expand to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father. Greg drives his ornery grandfather from Canada to New York for a Thanksgiving reunion with Logan. Tom grows increasingly concerned about the terms of his prenuptial agreement with Shiv, and recruits Greg for a clandestine task. The family is surprised by Connor's choice of date at Thanksgiving dinner.
#45 - The Beast in Me
Rizzoli & Isles Season 1 - Episode 9
Jane's investigation of a murdered identity thief leads her to Boston's Irish-mob past. After startling new information, the victim leads Maura on a personal quest. On the home front, Frankie Jr. attempts to help his father find some new clients for his plumbing business.
#46 - In Search of Barry White
Ally McBeal Season 4 - Episode 19
John loses his ability to channel Barry White while going up against Larry in a case involving a man who wants to clone his late wife; Nelle hooks Elaine into on-line romance; Ling's feelings for Jackson grow more intense.
#47 - Right to Life
Chicago Hope Season 2 - Episode 14
Hancock's practice and his freedom are threatened when he saves the life of a hemorrhaging pregnant woman by aborting her fetus, which stirs up strong emotions when the woman denounces his actions. Kronk recoils at first from treating a drag queen with AIDS. Another new lawyer faces a baptism of fire as hospital legal counsel.
#49 - The Sinister Hotel Room Mystery
Sneaky Pete Season 2 - Episode 1
Marius sees an opportunity when he is seized by two mercenaries searching for Pete's mother Maggie and the eleven million dollars she stole from their employer. Meanwhile, Audrey and Otto deal with the fallout from Winslow's death, and Julia struggles to keep her promise to Dockery.
#50 - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 12
After watching an early cut of the documentary, Masters is disturbed by the portrayal of his work. Johnson's move to solidify her custody arrangement with George backfires. Finding justification in Masters' distraction, Libby continues her relationship with Robert. Langham discovers Flo's family's wealth and connections, causing him to re-evaluate his relationship with her. And after repeated testing of their protocol to cure impotence, Masters and Johnson feel they are ready to cure sexual dysfunction.
#56 - Patient X
Rebel (2021) Season 1 - Episode 2
Blindsided and upset by Grady's sudden change of heart, Rebel proceeds to help Cruz build their case against Stonemore and enlists Lana's assistance to convince a former patient to aid in their case. Meanwhile, Cassidy shares surprising news with Cruz who is simultaneously dealing with trauma from his own past. Elsewhere, Nate tries to prove Rebel wrong and recruits a colleague to help with his heart valve study.
#57 - Sad Sack Wasp Trap
Succession Season 1 - Episode 4
With the company’s annual foundation gala fundraiser approaching, and his dad out of the picture, Kendall polishes up his speech while enlisting an on-air personality from the Waystar’s ATV Networks to accompany him. Shiv tries to minimize damage from a sordid photo that threatens a client’s political future. Tom inherits a “virus” from his predecessor in the parks and cruises division, and shares a disturbing file with Greg. Logan makes a mark on his return to the office. At the benefit, Connor shows why he’s better off avoiding stressful situations.
#58 - Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better
The Riches Season 1 - Episode 11
When Hugh goes missing, it is up to Wayne to take over at Panco and discover what it's really like to be the boss. Meanwhile, Dahlia tries to bond with Di Di, only to discover that their relationship has only taken more steps in the wrong direction. Finally, Dale confesses his intentions to Hartley.
#59 - Evil... and his Brother Ziggy
Life (2007) Season 2 - Episode 10
When a sheriff’s deputy is found murdered on an Indian reservation, Crews and Reese find themselves in the middle of a turf war between Tribal police and the county sheriff’s department. The detectives learn the victim was not well-liked on the reservation and the opening of a new profitable casino may have led to the deputy’s demise. Crews attends a fundraiser thrown by Mickey Rayborn, one of the individuals Crews believes was involved in the conspiracy against him.
#60 - Sometimes a Fantasy
Grey's Anatomy Season 3 - Episode 3
The staff tries to prevent a patient from getting an elective surgery. Cristina tries to help Preston cope with the after effects of his surgery. A patient bails on their surgery. Someone goes to a bed-and breakfast. Alex deals with a patient who has had a high amount of injuries in the past. A man undergoes surgery. Before the surgery his wife was only somewhat supportive, but the results may be too much for her to handle. Izzie tries to go back to the hospital for the first time since Denny died. One child's constant visits are noted by a nurse. Two foster patients are met with suspicions of child abuse. George and Callie's relationship moves forward.
#61 - We Are Dognappers
We Are Men Season 1 - Episode 2
When Stuart's ex-wife offers to settle their divorce if she can keep his beloved dog, he takes matters into his own hands and enlists the guys' help to get the dog back. Meanwhile, Gil is disappointed when his daughter cancels their camping trip, and Carter asks Frank permission to date his daughter.
#62 - Nuts
Boston Legal Season 3 - Episode 12
Denny is outraged when he is not permitted to board a plane because his name is on a "no-fly" list, and asks Alan for help suing Homeland Security.Meanwhile, Shirley and Vanessa defend a teacher who is accused of negligence when one of her students dies from anaphylactic shock in class.Denise becomes nervous when Alan begins to suspect she is sleeping with both Brad and Jeffrey, and Claire continues to help Clarence with his self-esteem issues.
#63 - The Pleasure Protocol
Masters of Sex Season 4 - Episode 3
Masters and Johnson adjust to new partners, but their respective cases have them second-guessing the instinct to remain separated. A romantic prospect pushes Libby to embrace life as a newly single woman of the sexual revolution.
#64 - Below the Belt
Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 10
Masters learns of a rival study and calls in a public relations expert to help brand his work with Johnson. Virginia, having finally learned of Masters' sexual difficulties, is invigorated by the prospect of finding a cure. Determined to prove her worth to Robert, Libby canvases a tenement for a rent strike. Plus, Langham is stunned when Flo informs him that he has to have sex with her in order to keep his job. And Barbara and Lester connect over their shared sexual dysfunctions.
#66 - FILE #7
neXt (2020) Season 1 - Episode 7
LeBlanc and Shea discover Ted’s plan for the neXt server and race to intervene before it is too late. Meanwhile, Ben and Gina investigate NEXT’s latest victims, Congresswoman Elenor Beatty and reporter Harrison Cole, after a freak accident occurs, and Shea reaches her breaking point.
#67 - Staple Holes
Rake (US) Season 1 - Episode 8
Following the death of his father, Ben takes over the law firm and hires Keegan, who is immediately put on an important case. When Keegan cross-examines a key witness in the case – with zero preparation due to a big night out – he inadvertently wins the case, but the partners don’t have the jubilant reaction he was expecting. Meanwhile, Leanne begs Keegan to put her on his staff at the new firm, Bruce won’t come to terms with the fact that Maddy broke up with him, Scarlet puts the launch of her campaign for D.A. on hold and Keegan’s relationship with the Mayor’s wife gets more complicated
#69 - Nothing Personal
The Deep End Season 1 - Episode 4
When a promising female tennis star loses her scholarship, Susan gives Beth and Dylan the challenging pro-bono case -- which questions the player's personal identity -- while Liam and Malcolm are pitted against each other.
#71 - Come Together
Dirt Season 1 - Episode 7
When her source takes back her story, Willa's excitement over her first story fades. In the meantime Lucy's relationship with Leo and her coming with DirtNow are jeopardized by Jack Dawson's lawsuit. Don becomes involved with a waitress.