The Best Episodes Directed by Allan Arkush
#1 - Come Back Little Shiksa
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 2
With Maddie in Chicago, Dave feels very sympatico with a client who offers $10,000 if they can locate the woman he spent one memorable night with.
#2 - How to Stop an Exploding Man
Heroes Season 1 - Episode 23
Can Sylar be stopped? Will Linderman's vision live on with Nathan? What will it take for Peter to save the world, what sacrifices will be made? With all the horrible predictions unfolding before them the heroes face moments of pain and peril in Kirby Plaza.
#3 - Company Man
Heroes Season 1 - Episode 17
Matt Parkman and Ted Sprague arrive in Texas in search of answers and take HRG and his family hostage. More is revealed about Mr. Bennet, the agency for which he works, and how he found Claire.
#4 - Detention
Dawson's Creek Season 1 - Episode 7
In what is said to be one of the best episodes, the gang, after committing various violations at school, gets stuck together for an 8 hour Saturday detention, where Dawson and Pacey turn against each another; and Joey offers a tearful partial explanation for her anger toward Jen.
#5 - For Those About to Rock
Franklin & Bash Season 2 - Episode 4
Jared is ordered to serve as a small claims court judge for an outstanding contempt of court citation. When he makes a regrettable ruling that disturbs the local rock-'n'-roll community, he once again finds himself in court with his father (Beau Bridges). The two go head-to-head on a case involving an iconic, rock and roll empressario (Peter Weller). Infeld defends his spiritual advisor and life coach who was recently exposed as a fraud.
#6 - Six Months Ago
Heroes Season 1 - Episode 10
This episode shows the heroes six months ago. Chandra Suresh, Mohinder's father, arrives in New York looking for special people. He meets up with an individual that embraces the chance to be unique. Peter graduates from nursing school. Nathan plans to prosecute a case that could cause complications for the Petrellis. Niki receives a visit from her father which brings out the worst in her. Hiro tries to alter the future for someone important to him. Claire discovers her abilities right after joining the cheerleading squad, and her father meets up with someone special.
#7 - Don't Look Back
Heroes Season 1 - Episode 2
Los Angeles Police Officer Matt Parkman is working crowd control at a murder scene when he alone begins to hear the muffled cries of a little girl somewhere in the house. Claire's heroism brings her unwanted attention. Peter comes closer to learning the truth about his and Nathan's powers. Hiro finds a comic book which leads him to Isaac.
#8 - One Twelve
Crossing Jordan Season 2 - Episode 6
Jordan and the team are sent to lead the recovery effort at the site of an explosion. Amongst the rubble is a lone survivor and Jordan must keep him talking till help can get to him. The grim task of identifying the victims falls on Dr. Macy.
#9 - For Whom the Spell Tolls
Witches of East End Season 2 - Episode 13
Season two ends with Jonanna trying to escape from Tarkoff, while Freya and Wendy race to find a way back to the present. As far as Ingrid, she learned some shocking news about herself from King Nikolaus; and Dash's dark past closes in on him.
#10 - Cool Hand Dave (1)
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 5
Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.
#12 - Maddie's Turn to Cry (3)
Moonlighting Season 3 - Episode 13
Maddie feels more and more confused about Sam and Dave after an all-night stakeout with Dave ends in an early morning proposal from Sam.
#13 - Wild Nights Are Calling
The Client List Season 2 - Episode 15
Riley desperately searches for the client list and her efforts put everyone at risk, including Georgia, Nikki and Judge Overton. Riley also tells Lacey the reason why she was attacked, which then puts a strain on their friendship. Meanwhile, Selena and Derek face a difficult decision that could put their jobs in jeopardy when a French couple show up at the spa.
#14 - Save Me
Crossing Jordan Season 5 - Episode 17
Woody and Lu team up to find the killer of a young girl and the search will prove to be difficult with the possibility of the killer being mentally ill and living in a halfway house. Jordan has taken in Kayla, while the state tries to find a home for her.
#16 - Powerless
Heroes Season 2 - Episode 11
In Texas, Peter faces off against former friends due to Adam’s misleading story about the Shanti virus. Micah enlists the help of his mother to rescue Monica. Maya is shocked when she learns the truth about her new friend Sylar. Elle tries to make her father proud.
#17 - The Portrait
White Collar Season 1 - Episode 5
When an expensive portrait is stolen from a young woman, Peter and Neal set a sting for the cunning and deadly culprit. Neal must uncover the secret truth of the portrait's origin even as the net tightens around the villain ... and around Neal himself!
#18 - Tale in Two Cities
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 4
Maddie's parents throw a party for her in Chicago while Dave and Bert party it up in LA.
#19 - Funeral for a Door Nail
Moonlighting Season 2 - Episode 17
A depressed man hires a hit man to kill him after his wife dies, then desperately seeks Dave and Maddie's help to call him off when he sees his supposedly dead wife alive.
#22 - A Moveable Beast
Witches of East End Season 2 - Episode 1
All the Beauchamp witches have trouble remembering exactly what happened after the portal opened and fear a mystical presence crossed over to their world. Victor helps Joanna fight what seems to be a losing battle with her argentum poisoning. Ingrid develops a dangerous sleep walking habit while Freya has visions of Killian in danger.
#23 - 'Till I Make it on My Own
The Client List Season 2 - Episode 1
Picking up where we left off last season, Riley and Kyle are mid confrontation and find themselves interrupted by local cop, Nathan. His presence is not a welcome one, but the purpose of his visit is for a reason that neither of them could have imagined. At the spa, Riley inherits a new client, Judge Overton aka “Mr. Louboutin,” whose love for expensive shoes rivals her own. And Taylor makes some changes to the salon that will require Lacey and Linette to become more independent with their clients and their finances. Riley befriends the mother of one of Travis’ classmates, who is a welcome relief amidst the gossiping moms in the wake of Kyle’s return. Evan and Riley’s bond grows stronger in the wake of this conflict with Kyle.
#24 - Villains
Heroes Season 3 - Episode 8
Hiro attempts to delve into Arthur Petrelli's past to uncover the mystery behind him creating a rival company Pinehearst and his hatred towards Angela. Sylar stricken by guilt tries to stop his murderous ways with HRG and Elle vying for his blood. Meredith's training goes up in smoke with the arrival of her brother.
#25 - I Am Curious... Maddie (4)
Moonlighting Season 3 - Episode 14
Sam confronts Dave about Maddie, and tells him he's not good enough for her.
#26 - There's No Place Like Home
Crossing Jordan Season 2 - Episode 1
Special 90 Minute Episode Jordan and Woody are 3000 miles from Boston on the trail of the man that may hold the answer to Jordan’s questions about her mothers' death. Dr. Macy is struggling with the disappearance of Jordan and trying to solve a case of his own.
#27 - Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)
BrainDead Season 1 - Episode 5
Laurel asks her brother, Luke, for his help to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the bugs, but he insists she first consult Dr. Joanne Alaimo, a leading entomologist, for her perspective on the invasion. Laurel’s relationship with Anthony takes a drastic turn.
#28 - Lizards
Heroes Season 2 - Episode 2
Peter falls in with Irish gangsters who know about his past. Hiro works to contain the damage caused by his journey into the past. Kensei's power will be revealed. Suresh locates and cures the Haitian. Matt investigates the murder of Mr. Nakamura. West comes to know of Claire's powers. Maya and Alejandro enter Mexico and find their powers more of a hindrance than a help.
#29 - Trust and Blood
Heroes Season 3 - Episode 15
Following a chain of unexpected events, our Heroes are on the run from their latest adversary and one of their own, Nathan Petrelli. After Matt paints a series of prophetic images, the tragic fate of someone close to him is revealed. Elsewhere, Sylar continues his search for his father and encounters a young outcast with information and an ability of his own.
#30 - I Am Sylar
Heroes Season 3 - Episode 24
Sylar continues his unusual partnership and begins to have an unexpected identity crisis. Hiro and Ando take measures toward bringing down Building 26. Meanwhile, Matt’s new found fatherhood changes his priorities. Elsewhere, Nathan sets a plan in motion to right the wrongs of his government operation.
#33 - June 13th (2)
Heroes Reborn Season 1 - Episode 8
In the wake of an unspeakable tragedy, Erica Kravid puts her dark plan into motion with Renautas. Hiro and Angela are tasked with an important mission that could change the course of humanity. In Odessa, a distraught Luke and Joanne come to realize their tragic mission after the loss of their son. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet has an unexpected reunion with Matt Parkman. In Japan, the origins of Miko come to light. Elsewhere, the truth behind Carlos' military service is revealed.
#34 - The Call
Switched at Birth Season 5 - Episode 1
Daphne and Bay are so enthralled with China that they stay longer than anticipated, but after 10 months, they get an emergency call and drop everything to return home. Once there, Daphne tries to integrate herself back into campus life but finds that things have changed without her. Bay is mixed up about her feelings towards Emmett who is struggling with his own problems. Meanwhile, Kathryn and John quarrel over her job and Regina feels guilty about a secret tryst.
#36 - Judge and Jury
The Practice Season 3 - Episode 13
Judge Roberta Kittleson, presiding over a case Bobby's working on, informs him that she's had an erotic dream featuring him and proceeds to inquire whether he's interested in her. Bobby responds negatively and worries that it affected Kittleson's judgment when ruling after ruling goes against his client. Helen prosecutes a TV newsmagazine producer as an accessory for murder after he inadvertently encourages a Kevorkian-like suicide doctor to capture a death on videotape. Lucy teaches Eugene's son, Kendall, to dance.
#37 - Today I Am a Witch
Witches of East End Season 1 - Episode 3
Ingrid struggles with the consequences of the resurrection spell. Joanna tries to figure out which of her many former enemies might be responsible for framing her. Wendy teaches Ingrid and Freya how to use their powers. Freya gets a new co-worker at the bar.
#38 - Unanswered Prayers
The Client List Season 2 - Episode 6
When Riley's client, Lewis Clark, mentions he has a connection to a big time music agent, The Wolf, Riley considers her forgotten dream of becoming a singer. Lacey gets suspicious that Dale has been living a secret life. Riley continues to work on Kyle's defense with his attorney Graham, but Kyle encounters some trouble with a fellow inmate that could jeopardize their efforts. Meanwhile, Evan continues training at the police academy and begins to get close to his fellow cadet, Shelby. At the Rub of Sugarland, Selena teases Derek about the frequency of massages booked by his client Lisa.
#39 - The Wall
Heroes Season 4 - Episode 18
Fueled by his vision of Emma in grave danger, Peter attempts to rescue Sylar from his worst nightmare. At the carnival, Samuel reveals H.R.G.s secret past in order to bring Claire to his side. Meanwhile, Lauren makes a bold move to put a stop to Samuel.
#42 - The Well of Souls
DIG Season 1 - Episode 6
Cohen arrests Emma's suspected killer; Peter makes a startling discovery; Avram and the red heifer are kidnapped in Croatia; and Billingham tries to prevent Debbie and Josh from exposing his secrets.
#44 - June 13th (1)
Heroes Reborn Season 1 - Episode 7
In an effort to get answers, Noah Bennet joins forces with Hiro Nakamura to return to the day of the tragic events of June 13, 2014 that set everything in motion. On the verge of delivering a speech to commemorate the event, Mohinder Suresh receives a dire message from Angela Petrelli about Erica Kravid's true motives. In Japan, Hachiro Otomo makes a calculated move against Hiro Nakamura. Meanwhile, a much happier Luke and Joanne come to Odessa in hopes of finding a cure to their son's ailment.
#45 - Fountain
Switched at Birth Season 3 - Episode 3
Daphne's attempt at building a friendship with her field hockey teammate, Sharee, has been met with lukewarm reception at best, and it takes a turn for the worse when Sharee gets in trouble at school. Bay agrees to help her art teacher Teresa set up a showing at a Minneapolis gallery, in an effort to get a letter of recommendation for her art school application. Meanwhile, a business opportunity puts Regina in a conflicted position.
#46 - Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate
BrainDead Season 1 - Episode 4
Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel’s friend Abby to get an MRI so they can uncover the real cause of the strange behavior taking over Washington, D.C. Luke attempts to reopen the government through a secret deal with the Republicans.
#49 - Ockham's Razor
Crossing Jordan Season 2 - Episode 10
When the wife of Dr. Macy’s nemesis is found dead, he pushes forward for the truth. A photo lab is going out of business and ends up calling the Cavanaughs. What comes to light will push Max to face a truth he has tried to hide.
#50 - Turn the Page
The Client List Season 1 - Episode 2
Riley stumbles upon the phone number of a mystery woman from her husband's past, leaving her to wonder if he was having an affair before he deserted her. Meanwhile. Riley's mom, Linette, embarks on a new romance with fellow churchgoer, Garrett.
#52 - Love's Illusions
Ally McBeal Season 2 - Episode 22
Ally is having weird dreams about moments from her childhood, some good, some painful. But each compels her to wrestle with the question of true love. Can it be real or must it inevitably be just an illusion? Ally's latest case is calling the issue into question as she and John Cage are representing a woman charged in Criminal Court with fraud. Barry Philbrick has testified that his wife, Kelly Philbrick married him solely for his money. He claims that at the time of their marriage, she wasn't in love with him, that her wedding vow was a lie and that she admitted it in a letter to a close friend that Barry found. Kelly readily admits to her lack of feelings for Barry: she loved him but she was never in love with him. On the stand Kelly admitted that she had been writing to an imaginary friend: the man of her dreams, who then became the standard by which every real man in her life had to measure up too.
#53 - Fetal Attraction
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 9
Dave searches for a suitable Lamaze partner so he can be prepared for Maddie's delivery.
#54 - Oh, Brother Where Art Thou (3)
Crossing Jordan Season 3 - Episode 13
This episode picks up where Pandora’s Trunk I & II left off. When Tom Malden is found dead in Jordan’s apartment, she is a suspect. However Jordan was drugged and has no idea what has happened. When the truth comes out, no one is more shocked than Jordan.
#56 - Plastic Fantastic Lovers
Moonlighting Season 5 - Episode 4
Maddie and David are hired by a disfigured man who has become a recluse and needs the detectives' help in proving that a plastic surgeon wantonly caused his disfiguration.
#57 - I Say a Little Prayer
Hellcats Season 1 - Episode 2
Marti is horrified when she discovers Wanda in the audience at qualifiers and banishes her from the stadium. After Charlotte, Savannah’s sister and captain of the Hellcats’ rival team from Memphis Christian college, falls and suffers a serious injury, Savannah is torn between going with her sister to the hospital and staying to compete. Savannah tells Marti her parents stopped talking to her when she decided to transfer from Memphis Christian to the secular Lancer University, forcing Marti to re-think her stance on Wanda attending qualifiers. Meanwhile, Lewis blasts Alice for putting all their scholarships at risk, and Dan takes an interest in Savannah.
#58 - The Ambush
Switched at Birth Season 3 - Episode 10
Bay enlists Tank to help her strike back when the rivalry between the Carlton and Buckner field hockey teams gets heated. Toby gets a surprise visit from Nikki. Regina's relationships in her old neighborhood become an asset at work. Meanwhile, Daphne chooses whether to date Jorge or Campbell.
#59 - If You Ever Want a French Lesson
Ringer Season 1 - Episode 3
Bridget is getting closer to finding Siobhan's killer by tracing his phone back. But someone is after her, and she will soon discover compromising information about Andrew. Meanwhile, Agent Machado is still in New York City, hunting Bridget, unaware that Bridget is Siobhan. Henry and Gemma have another crisis, but this time regarding their investment in Andrew's hedge fund. In Wyoming, Malcolm is abducted by the sadistic gangster Bodaway Macawi, who tortures Malcolm in order to locate Bridget's whereabouts. Elsewhere, Siobhan continues living her solitary life in Paris and basking in her freedom from her old life in which she encounters Tyler, a charming banker who is working for one of Andrew's European branches.
#61 - The Second Coming
Heroes Season 3 - Episode 1
After a look into the future, Nathan's shooter is revealed. Matt chases him and winds up in a desert. Hiro receives an important message from his father. Sylar visits Claire. Maya gives Mohinder an idea for his research. Nathan recovers and gets a visit from Linderman.
#63 - The Misfortune Cookie
The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 1 - Episode 35
A food critic receives fortune cookie messages that get fulfilled.
#64 - Jump Then Fall
Nashville (2012) Season 6 - Episode 3
Daphne struggles with the idea of Deacon dating. Juliette introduces Avery to Darius. Maddie and Jonah record a song, but Maddie finds Jonah's life a little too public. Will learns news about Zach and finds ways to enhance his appearance.
#67 - Luck Be a Lady (1)
Crossing Jordan Season 5 - Episode 2
When a pair of bodies ends up in the Boston Morgue, one clue will lead to fabulous Las Vegas. With Woody in Vegas and Jordan and Boston temperatures rise on a couple of…couples. (Double Down, Triple Threat (2) aired on Las Vegas, season 3, episode 3.)
#68 - The Son Also Rises
Moonlighting Season 3 - Episode 1
David's estranged father makes a surprise visit to announce his upcoming wedding and to introduce his bride-to-be, who comes as a shock to David.
#70 - We Were So Close That Nothing Used to Stand Between Us
Switched at Birth Season 4 - Episode 4
Bay feels pressured to maximize her short time with Emmett when he comes for a surprise visit. Daphne is mortified when she does poorly on her midterm exam. Melody and John clash when John encourages Travis to try out for the UMKC baseball team. Meanwhile, Kathryn asks Toby to help out with her new project.
#72 - Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound
Nashville (2012) Season 6 - Episode 7
Daphne and Jake perform at school. Deacon and Jessie run into Brad. Alannah's stage presence grows, creating a division in the band. Gunnar questions his relationship with Alannah. Maddie joins Jonah in Miami and bonds with Twig.
#73 - Back of a Car
Hellcats Season 1 - Episode 8
For their anniversary party, the Hellcats plan an 80s party to celebrate, complete with costumes and a musical number by Vanessa. Savannah decides she's ready to spend the night with Dan and plans a romantic evening for the two of them, but things don't exactly work out as she envisioned. Meanwhile, Alice usurps a PR story that was supposed to be on the Lancer football team and makes it about the Hellcats, much to Jake's dismay. Marti has conflicted feelings about Savannah taking it to the next level with Dan.
#74 - Father Knows Last
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 7
Mr. Hayes visits Dave after his return to the agency to subtly hint that he should take some responsibility for Maddie's unborn child.
#75 - Jump Push Fall
Crossing Jordan Season 4 - Episode 21
Some new evidence comes to light in an old case that involves Dr. Macy. Jordan is placed in charge of the case that will either make or break Dr. Macy. Meanwhile, Woody is hot on the trail of a cop killer and finds himself looking down the barrel of a gun.
#76 - Judgement Day
Crossing Jordan Season 5 - Episode 4
Jordan works to expose the downfalls of the prison health care system, when an inmate turns up dead. Meanwhile Lily is put into a life or death situation…at a local court house.
#77 - Cro-Magnon
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 12
Ally is shocked to discover that her biological clock is ticking, unleashing strange libidinal impulses in her. During a sculpting class with live nude male models, she and Renee become enamored by one particular model with obviously generous endowments. Meanwhile, Ally has taken on the case of the 19-year-old son of an important client, who has been charged with assault because he slugged a guy in a bar who was verbally harassing his date. The boy tells Ally he felt justified because he warned the guy first, which serves to increase Ally's cradle robbing interest in him.
#78 - Hawk-Eye
Minority Report Season 1 - Episode 3
With the initiation of Hawk-Eye, a new police program monitoring suspicious behavior, Vega seeks help from Akeela to get Dash in as the new program analyst. Vega and Dash begin to suspect that Arthur may have a bigger plan up his sleeve.
#81 - Intruded
Crossing Jordan Season 4 - Episode 3
After a night out with Woody, Jordan returns home and has an encounter with an intruder. In typical Jordan fashion she hides this information and Dr. Stiles gets involved. Will the combination of the intruder and Dr. Stiles prove too much for Jordan?
#82 - Embraceable You
Crossing Jordan Season 4 - Episode 19
When a pregnant nun is found dead, Jordan, Woody, and Nigel are thrown into this case of biblical proportions. Elsewhere, Dr. Macy is on the trail of a black widow. Will be prove her innocent or become her next victim?
#84 - Night of the Living Dead
Crossing Jordan Season 6 - Episode 6
A shooting has occurred and three people are dead, including an alleged killer and his snake of a defense attorney. Much to one of the victims surprise, he has been declared dead by mistake and sent to the morgue for an autopsy. Unable to speak or move he can only watch as the doctors prepare to do his autopsy.
#86 - Grand
Melrose Place (2009) Season 1 - Episode 3
Jonah becomes enraged when he finds out Riley hasn't told her family that they are engaged. After they fight, Riley turns to Auggie for comfort. Caleb exchanges words with Ella after her director for the music video quits, leading Ella to have Jonah fill in at the last minute. However, the lead singer may be more than Jonah can handle, which puts Ella's job in jeopardy once more. Meanwhile, David accuses Michael of Sydney's murder; Lauren applies to work on Michael's team at the hospital and Violet continues to make her move on Auggie.
#87 - A Trip to the Moon
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 1
After a month of intimacy, Maddie begins to question just where this relationship with David is headed.
#88 - Cool Hand Dave (2)
Moonlighting Season 4 - Episode 6
Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.
#89 - All the News Fit to Print
Crossing Jordan Season 3 - Episode 9
Dr. Macy attempts to help a hit and run victim who later dies at a local hospital. He is then thrown into a wrongful death suit and must solve the case to protect his reputation. Elsewhere Woody and Bug are following their own case of a reporter found dead.