The Best Episodes Directed by Arthur W. Forney

Charisma

#1 - Charisma

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 6 - Episode 7

A career con artist, forger and thief turns to murder and serial pedophilia to populate the cult he created and to get his hands on a multi-million dollar trust fund. The detectives have trouble getting any leads because no one in the cult is saying anything, not even their names.

star 8.04
280 votes
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Screwed

#2 - Screwed

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 8 - Episode 22

Darius Parker (Ludacris), goes on trial for the rape and murder of a woman and her 14-month old child. The case brings Fin under fire from the media and even has Munch and Stabler at odds. Novak prosecutes the trial that brings Stabler and Tutuola, among others, to the stand. Many previous stories are brought into the trial

star 7.96
302 votes
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A Little Taste

#3 - A Little Taste

Chicago Fire Season 1 - Episode 14

Severide finds that he shares a familiar past with Eric Whaley, the Lieutenant who was brought into the firehouse to help out. Dawson lets Shay in on her secret, while Casey deals with family issues. Meanwhile, a bad batch of heroin on the streets has Boden and the team scrambling, while Clarice and Shay find they have a new problem to overcome.

star 7.94
1560 votes
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Transgender Bridge

#4 - Transgender Bridge

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 3

15 year-old Avery Parker walks home from school through Fort Tryon Park when she's surrounded by a group of rowdy boys. Taunts and jokes intensify to pushing and shoving, leaving Avery in the hospital and three assailants under arrest. When the DA's office decides to try one of the culprits, 15 year-old Darius McCrae, as an adult, the SVU squad agonizes over whether the punishment fits the crime, and must deal with the pain of both families involved.

star 7.94
560 votes
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Life Is Fluid

#5 - Life Is Fluid

Chicago P.D. Season 3 - Episode 1

A bust to bring down a heroin kingpin goes horribly awry. Olinsky reveals a dark secret from his past, and Halstead tries to get through to a spiraling Lindsay.

star 7.92
1374 votes
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Get My Cigarettes

#6 - Get My Cigarettes

Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 2

Intelligence begins to look into a string of murders where the victims have a dollar bill pinned to their chests. Thanks to some digging by Ruzek, Voight learns his friend was involved in some shady business dealings. Antonio and Halstead follow-up on some leads that help focus in on the culprit and motives for the murders. Burgess and Roman investigate a series of house break-ins and get some help from Desk Sgt. Platt.

star 7.88
1391 votes
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Ambition

#7 - Ambition

Chicago Fire Season 1 - Episode 20

Mills finds himself the target of resentment from some colleagues when Severide supports his desire to join Squad. Tara, a paramedic candidate, joins Dawson and Shay on the job for a few shifts. Meanwhile, Shay comes to the aid of Cindy Herrmann, who suffers from pregnancy complications while her husband Christopher is out of town. Elsewhere, Dawson and Casey draw closer as the grand opening of Molly’s draws near, and Casey receives a surprise visit.

star 7.86
1571 votes
Signature

#8 - Signature

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 9 - Episode 12

A woman's body is found murdered in a park alongside a man with a bullet in his head - Benson and Special Agent Cooper join forces and suspect "The Woodsman", a serial killer Cooper has tried to catch for years. Lake and Benson begin to question Cooper's true motives when the male victim is later identified as "The Woodsman".

star 7.85
276 votes
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Poisoned Motive

#9 - Poisoned Motive

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 14 - Episode 22

When two sniper attacks on the NYPD link to Detective Tutuola's past as a narcotics officer, he reconnects with his former partner in hope of finding a motive; Lt. Alexandra Eames helps SVU investigate.

star 7.84
280 votes
Birthright

#10 - Birthright

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 6 - Episode 1

The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six year old girl uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers.

star 7.75
278 votes
Rage

#11 - Rage

Law & Order Season 5 - Episode 13

A Wall Street broker accused of murdering his mentor uses the defense of "black rage" in court.

star 7.74
213 votes
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Soul Care

#12 - Soul Care

Chicago Med Season 2 - Episode 1

There where many changes in the hospital. Dr. Rhodes is introduced to Dr. Latham. Reese is the new intern of Dr. Charles. Choi is the nead head of the recidents.

star 7.69
1609 votes
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Confession

#13 - Confession

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 10 - Episode 2

Teenage boy Eric Byers admits himself into the squad room, and warns the team about an unnatural desire towards his younger stepbrother, Cory Kelly. Detective Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson’s suspicions arise, and Eric admits to also looking at a website to try to curb his pedophilic urge. With no crime committed, the detectives decide to investigate this “self-help” website for pedophiles leading them to it’s creator, Jake Berlin. Eric’s rage induced stepfather is also questioned, and shortly after Eric is found missing. The detectives must race to place the clues together to find and stop Eric before any crime is committed.

star 7.66
387 votes
Counterfeit

#14 - Counterfeit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 3 - Episode 14

A woman is found raped and killed by her car. Benson and Tutuola try to figure out why there were drugs in the victim's trunk but then find that a similar rape was committed. This victim says that a police officer raped her after pulling her over for a supposed driving violation. The D.A. now has to zero in on the corrupt cop.

star 7.66
258 votes
Outsider

#15 - Outsider

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 8 - Episode 12

Tutuola reluctantly works on a case involving the rape of a coed after his son Ken feels responsible for catching the rapist. Tutuola trying to solve the case with the rape victim unwilling to cooperate, crosses paths with another detective, Chester Lake, who is also investigating similar cases as part of Brooklyn SVU. The two clash at first but when another rape occurs, the two detectives must work together and pick up the pace before the rapist strikes again.

star 7.66
350 votes
Night (1)

#16 - Night (1)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 6 - Episode 20

After a young woman is found raped and murdered near a nightclub, with five hundred dollars stuffed into her mouth, Benson and Stabler follow the fingerprint trail on the money to attorney Jason Whitaker, whose sole responsibility seems to be handling the trust for the Duvall family. Soon detectives are convinced that Gabriel Duvall is their rapist, but don't have quite enough evidence to put him away. A.D.A. Novak is working on both the case and a terrified former victim when she is brutally attacked in her office late at night. (Day (2) aired on Law & Order: Trial by Jury, season 1, episode 11.)

star 7.66
266 votes
True North

#17 - True North

Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 9

The double murder of a wealthy man and his daughter leads the detectives to the wife and stepmother of the deceased. However, Canada's objection to the death penalty hampers McCoy and Carmichael in seeking crucial evidence for obtaining a conviction.

star 7.65
125 votes
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Angels

#18 - Angels

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 4 - Episode 6

The body of a battered young boy found in a luggage compartment of an airport shuttle bus sends the detectives to his guardian who was discovered to be a pedophile only to find his corpse in bed with his genitals removed. The subsequent investigation leads them to a travel agency specializing in exotic trips for sexual predators.

star 7.61
293 votes
Educated Guess

#19 - Educated Guess

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13 - Episode 8

A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. However, although the supposed victim is a fellow patient who has a history of making rape allegations, she denies being assaulted this time.

star 7.60
734 votes
Secrets

#20 - Secrets

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 2 - Episode 12

A case involving the rape and murder of a teacher hits a snag after the woman's illicit sexual history is exposed.

star 7.59
315 votes
Three-in-One

#21 - Three-in-One

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 - Episode 16

Nichols reaches out to his father for assistance when he and Stevens are assigned the case of a real estate agent who has been murdered.

star 7.59
325 votes
Little Egypt

#22 - Little Egypt

FBI Season 2 - Episode 1

After a bomb detonates at a restaurant in Queens, the case becomes personal for OA, who grew up eating there. But what initially seems like a terrorist attack reveals itself to be more complex, and OA goes undercover to prevent another incident.

star 7.58
975 votes
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Locum

#23 - Locum

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 12 - Episode 1

Benson and Stabler are called to investigate when a little girl goes missing. They soon find out that the mother had another daughter who disappeared some years earlier and she becomes the focus of the investigation.

star 7.56
853 votes
Unstable

#24 - Unstable

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 11 - Episode 1

Officer Nate Kendall aids a woman in trouble and becomes roped into solving a rape case. While Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson believe that Kendall is not right for the case due to his unstable personality, Executive ADA Sonya Paxton joins the team, bringing evidence of a common thread among three other rape cases. With Paxton’s help, the team might expose a serial rapist.

star 7.55
376 votes
Conduct Unbecoming

#25 - Conduct Unbecoming

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 17

Stone and the police battle the closed ranks of the Navy to investigate the death of a female Naval officer during a party in a Manhattan hotel.

star 7.46
214 votes
Double Down

#26 - Double Down

Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 19

The cops' best hope of finding a kidnapped hired car driver alive is one of the armed robbers who grabbed him after a job, but the immunity deal he demands in return would effectively preclude his prosecution for the shooting death of an off-duty cop, placing McCoy in a difficult position as he seeks to placate the cops, who want the guy prosecuted, and the kidnapped man's wife, who wants every avenue of saving her husband explored.

star 7.45
187 votes
Purple Heart

#27 - Purple Heart

Law & Order Season 5 - Episode 21

The investigation into a taxi driver's murder involves a loan shark, a forged check, a missing plumber and the victim's wife.

star 7.45
163 votes
Angel

#28 - Angel

Law & Order Season 6 - Episode 8

A mother claiming that her baby was kidnapped while she was at confession retraces her steps and actions with Curtis, which raises legal questions later when her attorney introduces a unique defense.

star 7.45
157 votes
Taboo

#29 - Taboo

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 7 - Episode 14

A college co-ed's tale of rape and an unknown pregnancy is suspect after detectives learn that she's been linked to not one but two abandoned newborns.

star 7.44
271 votes
Sanctuary

#30 - Sanctuary

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 19

A black minister fans the flames of racial intolerance after a hit-and-run in Harlem claims the life of a 12-year-old and the Jewish driver isn't indicted.

star 7.42
169 votes
Profiteer

#31 - Profiteer

Law & Order Season 17 - Episode 6

The shooting of a local businessman is linked to a killing in Iraq, and McCoy and Rubirosa refuse to allow the killer to plead out.

star 7.41
184 votes
Street Revenge

#32 - Street Revenge

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13 - Episode 19

A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. While Reporter Dennis Griscomb takes every opportunity to publicly criticize police efforts, the SVU squad struggles to find a lead in the case until one of the vigilantes is attacked. As the other detectives fight for control over the investigation and angry citizens, Amaro is distracted by the suspicion that his wife is seeing another man.

star 7.40
535 votes
School Ties

#33 - School Ties

New York Undercover Season 1 - Episode 1

Manhattan police detectives J.C. Williams and Eddie Torres are assigned a case dealing with a 17 year old girl who accuses a high school football player of rape. Eddie has problems going to see his mother, who is in the hospital, after six years of non-communication with each other.

star 7.38
32 votes
Promises

#34 - Promises

JAG Season 5 - Episode 19

Harm and Mac face-off in court when a female seaman, charged with desertion, claims she left because her recruiter lied to her about what her duties would be. Meanwhile, Admiral Chegwidden takes the case of an old friend whose impressive career is threatened because of the side effects of Viagra.

star 7.16
334 votes
Breeder

#35 - Breeder

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 13

While investigating a woman's claim that she passed out in a taxi and awoke to find her newborn missing, Briscoe and Logan uncover a scam involving private adoptions.

star 7.14
190 votes
Matryoshka

#36 - Matryoshka

Millennium Season 3 - Episode 14

Frank and Emma investigate the suicide of a former FBI agent and discover links between the FBI, the Millennium Group, and the Los Alamos nuclear research center.

star 7.10
89 votes
Black Tie

#37 - Black Tie

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 5

The police suspect a cover up when they receive an anonymous tip that a wealthy man was murdered by his wife, who refuses to allow an autopsy after a physician declares that the death occurred from natural causes.

star 7.05
270 votes