The Best Episodes Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman

The Longest Day

#1 - The Longest Day

Knots Landing Season 7 - Episode 1

Laura gets a call to show a house, but it's really Greg who has a romantic dinner set up. At the Fisher's, Mac and Ben follow Harry, but lose him. Val meanwhile tries to break down the door. Mac says he'll get a court order so the Fisher's can't leave, but the Judge won't grant it until there's more evidence. Mac stations men outside their house. Val refuses to leave, so Ben waits with her. He tells Val that Karen believed her all along, and worked for months to find the babies. Val's upset that no one told her they believed her. Harry arrives home with a police escort, who tell Val she has to leave. She loses it. At home, Joshua tells Val that her babies were found because he and his viewers prayed that she would be forgiven of her sins. Val drives back to the Fishers and waits all night in her car. Mac has Karen bring Val to the hospital to get the birth records, but the clerk says there are no records of the twins. Abby tells Gary that there was a call from Southfork and Bobby i

star 11.46
5 votes
Little Games

#2 - Little Games

Magnum, P.I. Season 5 - Episode 12

Higgins is outraged when Thomas's game playing crashes the estate's security computer system, thereby jeopardizing the selection of the estate for an upcoming multi-million dollar jewelery design competition; Thomas enlists Mac's help in reprogramming the computer in exchange for bailing him out of jail after he's been arrested for possession of stolen goods; after challenging Krista, the insurance company's wily security investigator who learned her trade at the knee of her jewel thief father, to test the Estate's security system after Mac gets the system up and running again, Thomas discovers that Mac has greatly overstated his programming abilities and that Krista has greatly understated her father's retirement.

star 8.48
126 votes
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True Brit

#3 - True Brit

L.A. Law Season 4 - Episode 11

Kuzak suspects a barrister is exaggerating his ignorance of American courtroom procedure to influence the jury; Becker yearns for more fanfare from his co-workers; a friend's confession to Diana tests the limits of lawyer-client privilege; Rosalind invades Kelsey's space.

star 8.33
3 votes
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I Never Wanted to Go to France, Anyway...

#4 - I Never Wanted to Go to France, Anyway...

Magnum, P.I. Season 6 - Episode 12

An old comrade of Higgins' brings his travelling carnival to Hawaii. But when one of the performers is fatally stabbed, Higgins asks Thomas to investigate. Working undercover as a carnival 'roustabout', aided by Rick, Thomas learns that even before the killing, the carnival had been experiencing a string of 'accidents', and must pin-point exactly who is trying to force the show out of business...

star 7.85
120 votes
Nutcracker Suite

#5 - Nutcracker Suite

Hill Street Blues Season 4 - Episode 19

Goldblume and Calletano try to figure out station command as Furillo tries to resist taking a drink; LaRue and Washington dog William Mullins to protect Joyce; and Renko finds he has similar problems to Jesus Martinez.

star 7.45
20 votes
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Murder by Appointment Only

#6 - Murder by Appointment Only

Murder, She Wrote Season 2 - Episode 12

One of Jessica's former students is murdered and she takes a personal interest in the investigation.

star 7.44
102 votes
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Honk if You're a Goose

#7 - Honk if You're a Goose

Hill Street Blues Season 4 - Episode 9

Hill has one last fight; Coffey and Bates take on Honky, the guard goose; Belker gets some unexpected help when he goes undercover in a wheelchair; bookie Ben Seltzer gives up a pay off drop point for a judge on the take; and Hunter refuses to admit he attempted suicide or needs any help.

star 7.43
21 votes
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Doris in Wonderland

#8 - Doris in Wonderland

Hill Street Blues Season 4 - Episode 5

Commander Ozzie Cleveland enters the mayoral race; Officer Perez accidentally shoots a little boy; Daniels begins "Operation Tenderloin" out of a sexual cafeteria; and Mahoney tries to make political capitol for Daniels out of the Robson shooting.

star 7.38
26 votes
Menace, Anyone?

#9 - Menace, Anyone?

Murder, She Wrote Season 2 - Episode 20

Who was the intended victim when a tennis star is blown up in his girl friend's car?

star 7.34
120 votes
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Murder in the Afternoon

#10 - Murder in the Afternoon

Murder, She Wrote Season 2 - Episode 3

While filming a soap opera in which Mrs. Fletcher's niece plays a part, a 'pretend' victim is really dead.

star 7.17
205 votes
Murder at the Oasis

#11 - Murder at the Oasis

Murder, She Wrote Season 1 - Episode 21

An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.

star 7.10
150 votes
School for Scandal

#12 - School for Scandal

Murder, She Wrote Season 2 - Episode 4

When Jessica is offered an honorary degree from Crenshaw University, she has no idea she's about to become embroiled in a murder. After the boyfriend of (in)famous writer Daphne Clover is found murdered, Jessica agrees to assist the chief of police, who has never had a murder case before, find out who the killer is. She soon has more on her plate than she bargained for when first Daphne's mother confesses, then Daphne herself confesses. Jessica realises the two women are simply trying to protect each other, and begins to look at the faculty at the university.

star 6.90
200 votes