The BEST episodes directed by Allan King

Another Point of View
11 votes

#1 - Another Point of View

Road to Avonlea - Season 3 - Episode 3

Alec is elected to the school board, and Hetty feels that she is being unfairly criticized so she quits her job as schoolmistress in Avonlea. Her replacement is Alistair Dimple, an impoverished actor, pretending to be a teacher. Alistair inspires the students to learn by doing role-playing and, in turn, inspires Hefty to write a book about the island. Alec finds out Dimples "identity", but keeps quiet as Avonlea school battles it out for the History Championship competition against rival Carmody.

Davey and the Mermaid
6 votes

#2 - Davey and the Mermaid

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 3

Davy sees a 'mermaid' in a traveling show and is smitten. He has his head full of dreams and fantasies. Rachel is improving since her stroke and is learning to enjoy the "little things" in life. The traveling show tries to swindle the town out of it's share of profits; but Davy discovers what is going on and puts a stop to it.

Woman of Importance
11 votes

#3 - Woman of Importance

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 4

Izzy is at loose ends. Felix has betrayed her, and her father is involved with his new bride. After writing to her mother's sister, Izzy is surprised when her aunt arrives in Avonlea. The woman dazzles Izzy with tales of her glamourous life, and Izzy decides to return to Boston with her Aunt Lillian. Lillian is exposed as a woman in financial ruin, and Felix makes a heartfelt plea to Izzy to stay in Avonlea with him. As home and love are strong ties, Izzy decides to stay in Avonlea.

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The Impatient Patient
34 votes

#4 - The Impatient Patient

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 2 - Episode 7

A new nurse starts to annoy a terminally ill cancer patient who just wants to be left in peace to die.

Stranger in the Night
6 votes

#5 - Stranger in the Night

Road to Avonlea - Season 5 - Episode 7

The Kings find a man in thier barn and give him work, but is he all that he seems?

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A Dark and Stormy Night
8 votes

#6 - A Dark and Stormy Night

Road to Avonlea - Season 3 - Episode 7

It is a dark and stormy night when Gus falls under the spell of beautiful Amanda Stone, much to Felicity's chagrin. Robert Rutherford arrives in Avonlea, on Amanda's very heels, and claims the gems Amanda left in safe keeping with Gus are stolen. Gus, smitten with Amanda, refuses to believe Rutherford's claims, however Felicity smells a rat in fine french perfume. The town's people hear about Gus's gems and begin to treat him differently. Then a series of events causes Gus and Felix to be thrown in jail and Gus sets out to find the truth.

Sea Ghost
11 votes

#7 - Sea Ghost

Road to Avonlea - Season 2 - Episode 8

Gus Pike is working hard at school and taking odd jobs around town when Captain Ezekiel Crane, the reclusive lighthouse keeper, offers him a job and a place to stay. Rachel Lynde is convinced that the island is being over run by bootleggers. The children believe they see a Ghost Ship near the lighthouse. Abe Pike, former first mate for Captain Crane, arrives in Avonlea, having escaped from prison and claims Gus as his son. Abe fights with Ezekiel and falls into the ocean, as the towns people storm the light house looking for bootleggers.

8 votes

#8 - Homecoming

Road to Avonlea - Season 6 - Episode 13

Cecily comes home from the sanitarium with such high hopes, but Janet and Alec are afraid that she might have a relapse and treat her as if she is still ill. The towns people are worried and refuse to let Cecily return to school. Aunt Eliza convinces Alec and Janet that treating Cecily as if she is well, is they only way that everyone's life can get back to normal. Felicity is dealing with her choice to leave medical school, and eagerly awaiting Gus's return; with plans to go ahead with their marriage. Felicity is devastated when she learns that Gus's ship has gone down, with all hands lost at sea. Gus is presumed dead.

6 votes

#9 - Temple

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues - Season 2 - Episode 6

Caine and Peter return to Braniff, wherein lies the temple were Peter grew up. They meet the widow of one of the priests from the temple. She needs their help since some very familiar townspeople are harassing her and her son.

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Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbours Ain't
11 votes

#10 - Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbours Ain't

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 2

The Dominion Day picnic finds Felix in jeopardy of losing Izzy's friendship and Jasper trying to tell Olivia he has been offered a teaching position in England. The boys in town are all making eyes at Hannah Hubble while the girls look on with growing irritaion.

The Possessed
6 votes

#11 - The Possessed

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues - Season 2 - Episode 11

The Church is trying to exorcise a man who is possessed. However, something goes wrong and the demon possesses other people, instead. Somehow, Caine gets involved and tries to help a troubled man who has been possessed.

If the Shoe Fits
37 votes

#12 - If the Shoe Fits

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 2 - Episode 4

A jealous man kills his twin brother and tries to assume his identity.

The Specialty of the House
36 votes

#13 - The Specialty of the House

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 2 - Episode 9

An arrogant, yet influential, food critic attempts to persuade a reluctant restaurant proprietor to reveal a treasured recipe.

35 votes

#14 - Deathmate

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 2 - Episode 13

An older woman attemps to convince her young lover that the only way they can continue their affair is for him to end her husband's life.

Murder Party
34 votes

#15 - Murder Party

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 3 - Episode 11

Poison fells a man during his 40th birthday party and a detective must determine which one of his guests did it.

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Killer Takes All
34 votes

#16 - Killer Takes All

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 3 - Episode 6

Two nursing home residents agree to try to murder each other so the survivor can live comfortably on the other's insurance funds.

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Survival of the Fittest
33 votes

#17 - Survival of the Fittest

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 4 - Episode 4

A writer finds something unexpected when he returns home to his estate.

Murder in Mind
32 votes

#18 - Murder in Mind

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 4 - Episode 8

A writer of mystery stories imagines there are devious things going on at her new neighbor's house.

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35 votes

#19 - Prism

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 3 - Episode 3

A police lieutenant identifies several female suspects while investigating the murder of an attorney.

World's Oldest Motive
34 votes

#20 - World's Oldest Motive

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 2 - Episode 12

A series of mishaps foil the plan of a real estate agent who intends to end his marriage by hiring a contract killer.

User Deadly
34 votes

#21 - User Deadly

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 3 - Episode 13

Days from retiring, a veteran police detective attempts to solve a case involving a serial killer.

Root of All Evil
20 votes

#22 - Root of All Evil

Friday the 13th: The Series - Season 1 - Episode 9

A gardener's assistant gets hold of a cursed mulcher. The more wealthy and valuable the person you feed into it, the more money that comes out. The trio manage to feed the assistant into the mulcher, and nothing comes out. Meanwhile, Micki's fiancee Lloyd tries to convince her to give up the antique business, but at the end she declines, feeling obliged to continue recovering the cursed antiques.

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Dream Me a Life
23 votes

#23 - Dream Me a Life

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 3 - Episode 5

A man in a retirement home is trapped in the dreams of a catatonic widow.

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Learning Curve
0 votes

#24 - Learning Curve

The Odyssey - Season 3 - Episode 3

In the Upworld, Jay isn't doing well in school and considers dropping out. Meanwhile, in the Downworld, Fractal invents a helmet that allows kids to through the wall to the adult side, causing Jay & Flash to compete for the chance to test it.

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