The Best Episodes Directed by Alec Smight

Frame by Frame

#1 - Frame by Frame

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 14 - Episode 5

The team meets a blast from the past, with a chance to solve a cold case that has haunted the team for 14 years.

star 8.02
1148 votes
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Willows in the Wind (2)

#2 - Willows in the Wind (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 12

The CSI team says goodbye to Catherine Willows as she makes a life-changing decision.

star 7.96
1896 votes
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Girls Gone Wild

#3 - Girls Gone Wild

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 14 - Episode 10

A spa weekend for Sara, Finlay, and Morgan turns into a murder investigation and missing persons case when Finlay disappears, as the CSI team must piece together what happened in detail to find her.

star 7.96
1120 votes
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Homecoming (1)

#4 - Homecoming (1)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 22

The investigation of a triple homicide leads to the discovery of corruption running rampant throughout the LVPD. The closer they get to the truth, the more serious are the repercussions.

star 7.95
1742 votes
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The Devil and D.B. Russell (2)

#5 - The Devil and D.B. Russell (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 14 - Episode 1

D.B. Russell leads the CSI team on a hunt to find Morgan and Ellie Brass following their kidnapping by a ritualistic killer.

star 7.94
1385 votes
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Green Light

#6 - Green Light

Criminal Minds Season 12 - Episode 21

When Reid fears his mother has been abducted, he asks the BAU to investigate while he’s stuck in prison.

star 7.91
2274 votes
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Cello and Goodbye (2)

#7 - Cello and Goodbye (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 21

Langston becomes more determined than ever to track down Nate Haskell after discovering that he's kidnapped his ex-wife, Gloria.

star 7.91
2453 votes
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Karma to Burn (2)

#8 - Karma to Burn (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13 - Episode 1

All hell is breaking loose in the aftermath of the shooting of Eckley, the kidnapping of Russell's granddaughter, and Stokes quitting. Fin seems to have disappeared, causing the CSIs to be short-handed and struggling to keep up. Given the personal nature of the case, Russell becomes heavy-handed and reckless in his effort to dig up fresh leads.

star 7.91
1802 votes
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The Unusual Suspect

#9 - The Unusual Suspect

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 6 - Episode 18

When a student is arrested and tried for the murder of a popular high-school girl, the suspect's 12-year-old sister confesses to the crime. This results in the judge giving the prosecution 72 hours to re-examine the evidence before the jury delivers its verdict.

star 7.90
653 votes
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Skin in the Game (1)

#10 - Skin in the Game (1)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13 - Episode 22

As Russell and his team investigate a series of murders with disturbing similarities to the sins in "Dante's Inferno", one of their own confronts peril on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to the killer.

star 7.89
1350 votes
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The CSI Effect

#11 - The CSI Effect

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 15 - Episode 1

Finlay must deal with a bomb planted in her car. Russell gets a call from someone claiming to be the Gig Harbor killer.

star 7.87
975 votes
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Awakenings

#12 - Awakenings

Criminal Minds Season 15 - Episode 2

With a member of the BAU in the hospital, the team searches for Everett Lynch and his daughter. Spencer has a meaningful visit with his mother while she’s experiencing a period of lucidity.

star 7.82
648 votes
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House of Hoarders

#13 - House of Hoarders

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 5

The CSI team investigate a murder at the home of Marta, a "level 5 hoarder" whose home is stacked high with possessions and garbage--and more than one dead body

star 7.82
1923 votes
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Meat Jekyll

#14 - Meat Jekyll

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 23

The CSI's lives are on the line as they close in on the elusive Dr. Jekyll, and more than one member of the team may not live to see his capture, on part two of a two-part 10th season finale of CSI.

star 7.82
1712 votes
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Killer Moves

#15 - Killer Moves

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 14 - Episode 16

When a murder takes place at a chess tournament, the team must rely on a former chess mentor of Sanders' in order to capture "a chess obsessed serial killer" before he can checkmate his next victim.

star 7.81
957 votes
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Dead in His Tracks

#16 - Dead in His Tracks

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 14 - Episode 22

The CSIs investigate a present-day crime with ties to a mob heist that occurred 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Brass has a decision to make when his daughter attempts suicide.

star 7.80
894 votes
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One to Go (2)

#17 - One to Go (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 9 - Episode 10

The CSI team is shocked and saddened when, after working with Dr. Raymond Langston on the 'Dick & Jane' murders, Grissom announces that his time as a CSI has come to an end and offers Langston a permanent position on the CSI team.

star 7.80
1030 votes
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Shock Waves

#18 - Shock Waves

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 1

The CSI team investigates a well-orchestrated bombing at the funeral of Officer Franklin Clark

star 7.79
2442 votes
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Stealing Home

#19 - Stealing Home

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 15

When a house is stolen completely off its foundation, the CSIs are on the case in search of answers. Meanwhile, new CSI Julie Finlay showcases her skill in blood analysis.

star 7.76
1767 votes
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Collision Course

#20 - Collision Course

Criminal Minds Season 12 - Episode 14

The BAU investigates the cause of several fatal car crashes involving drivers and pedestrians. Also, Reid gets bad news.

star 7.74
2373 votes
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Targets of Obsession

#21 - Targets of Obsession

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 15

Jason McCann contacts Nick and says that he's in imminent danger. Langston has a courtroom war of nerves against serial killer Nate Haskell. A bomb tech disarms a bomb attached to Nick's house. But when he accompanies Nick, Catherine and Vartann to a warehouse with multiple booby-traps per square inch, Kip has to really earn his paycheck to find a safe way out for the CSI team.

star 7.72
2215 votes
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Hitting for the Cycle

#22 - Hitting for the Cycle

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 18

A string of deaths, including a gamer found dead on his couch and a newly divorced man at the bottom of a pool, instigate a bet among the CSIs as to whether they've "hit for the cycle" - a homicide, a suicide, an accidental and a natural death all in one night

star 7.72
2381 votes
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Freaks & Geeks

#23 - Freaks & Geeks

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 6

The murder of a popular sideshow performer sends the team behind the scenes at a carnival freak show.

star 7.71
1827 votes
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The End Game

#24 - The End Game

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 15 - Episode 18

The CSI unit faces the final showdown with the Gig Harbor killer whose motives are finally revealed. Meanwhile, Nick Stokes makes a decision that will affect the entire team moving forward.

star 7.70
660 votes
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Family Tree

#25 - Family Tree

Criminal Minds Season 15 - Episode 8

Prentiss and J.J. are faced with important decisions to make about their futures as the BAU travels to Texas to investigate a series of murdered businessmen.

star 7.68
584 votes
Malice in Wonderland

#26 - Malice in Wonderland

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 18

The team has few leads to go on when investigating a robbery-homicide at a themed wedding.

star 7.66
1754 votes
The Greater Good

#27 - The Greater Good

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 15 - Episode 13

The CSI team continues its investigation into the kidnappings and murders of young women when it learns its main suspect, Jared Briscoe, is released from jail due to lack of evidence.

star 7.66
483 votes
Taboo

#28 - Taboo

Criminal Minds Season 12 - Episode 3

The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss as they are called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women.

star 7.66
2379 votes
Killer App

#29 - Killer App

Criminal Minds Season 13 - Episode 4

The BAU investigates a workplace shooting committed by a state-of-the-art drone in Silicon Valley.

star 7.66
1821 votes
Dead of the Class

#30 - Dead of the Class

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13 - Episode 17

At his wife's urging, David reluctantly attends his high school reunion -- which becomes a crime scene when the bitchy former high school queen is found dead in a back room.

star 7.66
1396 votes
The Gone Dead Train

#31 - The Gone Dead Train

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 9 - Episode 22

A series of indeterminate deaths test the deductive powers of the CSI team, who fear that a public health emergency may be in the offing. Meanwhile, a friendly rivalry over who will win an upcoming bikini contest takes a deadly turn...

star 7.64
969 votes
Pick and Roll

#32 - Pick and Roll

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13 - Episode 6

Things get personal when D.B. Russell is drawn into the investigation of the death of his son's basketball coach.

star 7.63
1444 votes
Lost Souls

#33 - Lost Souls

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 2 - Episode 1

Unit Chief Jack Garrett and his international response team are called to Tanzania when a 23-member church group disappears.

star 7.62
1023 votes
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Rule 34

#34 - Rule 34

Criminal Minds Season 14 - Episode 3

When packages with gruesome contents are delivered to six people in the Washington, D.C. area, the BAU must first figure out what connects the recipients before they can identify the UnSub. Also, Simmons and Kristy struggle to connect with their son, David, who is suspended from school for aggressive behavior.

star 7.61
1039 votes
Can Opener

#35 - Can Opener

MacGyver (2016) Season 1 - Episode 7

MacGyver is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out El Noche, a notorious drug kingpin, using only batteries and salt, and track him to his cartel’s secret location and dismantle it.

star 7.61
1772 votes
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Wrench

#36 - Wrench

MacGyver (2016) Season 1 - Episode 6

Using only a wrench and rope, MacGyver must diffuse a bomb set near the United Nations by his old nemesis, “The Ghost”, a notorious criminal whose work killed his mentor, and track him down before he strikes again.

star 7.59
1840 votes
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Zippered

#37 - Zippered

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 9

The murder of a retired Army Ranger brings the FBI in on the case, to Russell and Catherine's initial chagrin.

star 7.56
1941 votes
Citizens of the World

#38 - Citizens of the World

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 1 - Episode 7

The International Response Team travels to Morocco when a retired couple from Idaho is kidnapped while visiting the country on a cruise.

star 7.55
939 votes
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73 Seconds

#39 - 73 Seconds

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 1

After multiple attacks on a public tram, the team has just one witness and a lot of questions.

star 7.54
2139 votes
World's End

#40 - World's End

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 19

When a student is discovered murdered at Lindsey's school, the investigation takes a sharp turn when the CSIs uncover an unlikely connection between the boy's death and atrocities of the past.

star 7.53
1754 votes
Mixed Signals

#41 - Mixed Signals

Criminal Minds Season 13 - Episode 21

The BAU is called to Taos, N.M. to investigate an UnSub who is targeting his victims’ temporal lobes.

star 7.52
1158 votes
Man Up

#42 - Man Up

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 11

The CSIs question the validity of an online picture depicting a murdered call girl until they find the same woman strangled to death in the dumpster that appears in the photo.

star 7.51
2058 votes
Inner Beauty

#43 - Inner Beauty

Criminal Minds Season 11 - Episode 20

The BAU searches for an UnSub who is purposely disfiguring victims. Also, Rossi has an awkward reunion with his ex-wife, Hayden Montgomery, who kept his daughter, Joy, a secret from him for nearly 30 years.

star 7.50
1672 votes
Strip Maul

#44 - Strip Maul

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13 - Episode 9

The CSI team lends a hand to local law enforcement on the strip with several arrests until a John Doe is found in car. Also, things become personal for Captain Brass when he discovers some facts about his daughter.

star 7.48
1429 votes
Ghost Town

#45 - Ghost Town

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 2

The son of a notorious killer is arrested on suspicion of murder, and the CSI team must overcome their natural prejudices against the boy's antecedents in order to track the true culprit.

star 7.44
1650 votes
Neverland

#46 - Neverland

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 15

When a young boy is found murdered, the CSI team uncovers evidence that may link his death to an old case that recently resurfaced.

star 7.43
1629 votes
Burn Out

#47 - Burn Out

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 6

Grissom attempts to get a confession from a neighborhood pedophile by having him help in locating two missing boys. The sex offender is the main suspect. The investigation is more complex than the team ever thought it would be.

star 7.37
666 votes
Road to Recovery

#48 - Road to Recovery

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 15 - Episode 7

The team investigates the death of a woman at a rehab facility.

star 7.37
762 votes
The Good, the Bad, and the Dominatrix

#49 - The Good, the Bad, and the Dominatrix

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 23

Grissom investigates when a sadistic client tries to murder Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke), who makes the probe more difficult when she refuses to name her attacker. Also, Grissom's reunion with Lady Heather makes Sara uneasy.

star 7.36
586 votes
Long Ball

#50 - Long Ball

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 12

The CSI investigates the mystifying death of a former pro golfer whose allegiance to the game might have cost him everything.

star 7.34
1365 votes
The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp

#51 - The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 8 - Episode 4

Grissom investigates the mysterious hanging death of a young man whose body looks like that of a female.

star 7.31
642 votes
Two and a Half Deaths

#52 - Two and a Half Deaths

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 8 - Episode 16

Grissom, Catherine, Nick, Greg and Brass are investigating the death of a well known TV star called Annabelle.

star 7.31
670 votes
The Lost Girls (3)

#53 - The Lost Girls (3)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 7

(Crossover episode with CSI: Miami, Season 8 Episode 7 and CSI: New York, Season 6 Episode 7.) In the third and final part of the CSI crossover, the CSI team helps Langston investigate a prostitution ring that may have harbored a hostage Langston has been looking for in Miami and New York.

star 7.27
1426 votes
No Way Out

#54 - No Way Out

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 9 - Episode 17

Langston and Riley are taken hostage during the aftermath of a shootout in an usually calm Las Vegas community.

star 7.19
1056 votes
Deep Fried & Minty Fresh

#55 - Deep Fried & Minty Fresh

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 9 - Episode 13

Langston and Nick are called to investigate a murder at a fast food restaurant and have quite a task ahead of them when they discover that much of the evidence is coated in cooking oil.

star 6.76
1062 votes