The Best Episodes Directed by Billy Gierhart
#1 - S.O.S. (2)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 - Episode 22
S.H.I.E.L.D. puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever.
#3 - Possible Kill Screen
The Shield Season 7 - Episode 12
Olivia joins forces with the Strike Team to catch a Mexican drug king and his shipment. Meanwhile, Dutch cleans up Billings' mess, and the death of a woman associated with the Strike Team prompts an investigation by Claudette.
#5 - To Catch a Thief
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Season 1 - Episode 12
In flashback, the Knave hunts Alice per Cora’s directive and he finds himself striking a deal to get his heart back, while in present day Wonderland, Alice and the Knave’s friendship is tested as he does Jafar’s bidding and steals from her. Meanwhile, the Jabberwocky attempts to free herself from Jafar’s control and Jafar is confronted by his former partner.
#11 - School
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 2 - Episode 11
The SWAT team faces difficult reminders of a past school shooting when they receive a warning that a copycat plans to re-enact the crime. As the team races to stop the new threat, they flash back to the day of the tense first mission.
#14 - Kangaroo
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 2 - Episode 23
The SWAT team goes in pursuit again of the militant group The Emancipators when the criminals hold a live stream kangaroo court to publicly execute city politicians. Also, Hondo fights to lift Darryl’s spirits; Deacon feels unworthy as he prepares to receive one of the LAPD’s highest honors; and Street catches a break in the search for his missing parolee mother, Karen Street.
#15 - New York City Serenade
Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 3 - Episode 12
After Rumplestiltskin sacrificed his life to stop Pan from enacting another curse, Regina obliterated her original curse, which erased Storybrooke from existence and whisked its residents back to Fairy Tale Land – leaving Emma and Henry back in our world with no memories of Storybrooke. But all is not well back in the Enchanted Forest when Hook comes calling on Emma in New York City in an attempt to jog her memory so that she can once again help her fairy tale family and friends out of a desperate situation.
#20 - Stigma
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 18
Hondo and the team race to save Buck, their former unit leader, when he goes off grid and they fear he plans to harm himself. Flashbacks reveal the search for Buck, which coincides with one of the team’s most brutal missions, as each team member receives counseling and discusses the untold mental and emotional difficulties inherent to working in SWAT.
#28 - Hoax
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 22
A fake 911 call puts Hondo and the SWAT team on the hunt to stop a white supremacy group from executing bombing attacks on local communities. Also, Street’s relationship with his recently paroled mother, Karen, jeopardizes his career, and Jessica is thrown a curveball by her colleague, Michael Plank, president of the police commission.
#29 - Tougher Than the Rest
Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 6 - Episode 11
With Snow still asleep in Storybrooke, David and Hook race to stop Gideon before he can confront Emma. Gideon makes a startling confession to Belle and Gold about his whereabouts while he was missing. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with the realization that everyone, perhaps even Robin, is better off in the alternate world where the Evil Queen was defeated. And when Emma inspires a familiar face to help her and Regina return home, she discovers the power to change her fate.
#32 - Like Father, like Son
Breakout Kings Season 1 - Episode 6
An escaped convict is out to bring down the prison system, all the pillars of organized government that he detests, and even a member of the team assigned to bring him to justice; Lloyd faces some difficult questions about where he came from.
#33 - Cash Flow
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 2 - Episode 18
Hondo has a tense reunion with a fellow Marine, Ruiz, when the SWAT team hunts an escaped convict who was broken out of prison by criminals using stolen military weapons. Also, Chris prepares for a difficult goodbye when her former K-9 partner becomes ill.
#35 - Fire in the Sky
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 1
The SWAT team works with Lieutenant Piper Lynch, a senior LAPD Hollywood Division officer, when the mayor assigns her to oversee city departments joining forces to stop a serial bomber using drones as detonation devices. Just as Hondo settles into legal guardianship of his teen charge, his home life becomes more complicated when his estranged father unexpectedly moves in.
#36 - Vendetta
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 20
Hondo’s life and career are endangered when his bosses and his godson’s kidnapper, Jae Kim, discover he’s been secretly surveilling Kim with the help of retired DEA agent Katrina Walsh. Also, Street and his newly paroled mother, Karen, both have trouble acclimating to her prison release.
#37 - Ekitai Rashku
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 13
Hondo, Deacon, Tan and Commander Hicks engage in a manhunt across Tokyo when they escort an extradited fugitive to Japan, where he escapes local custody. The remaining members of the team search for any contacts the criminal cultivated while hiding out in LA. Street isolates himself from the team as he deals with family issues.
#38 - Knockout
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 15
Deacon's second job working private security at a high-profile boxing match places the team in the middle of a kidnapping case when a prize fighter's wife is abducted. Hondo's young charge, Darryl, becomes frustrated with his lack of paternal rights regarding his infant son. Tan prepares to introduce his critical mother to his girlfriend.
#40 - Mother's Little Helper
Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 6 - Episode 16
Gold and Belle convince Emma to help Gideon, explaining that together they can stop the Black Fairy. Henry experiences a disorienting shift in his powers that forces Regina to seek counsel from the previous Author. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land, Hook attempts to win the assistance of an old adversary by betting his most prized possession on a game of cards. And, in a flashback, the Black Fairy tortures young Gideon in hopes of molding him into the perfect apprentice.
#41 - Lion's Den
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 8
The SWAT team engages in tense negotiations with a family that takes a local officer hostage when they’re evicted from their home due to eminent domain. Hondo reflects on his personal life choices as he helps his father through a medical crisis. Chris’ relationship with Kira and Ty reaches a critical juncture.
#44 - Veritas Vincint
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 4 - Episode 18
The bombing of a Los Angeles police station puts the city on edge, leading the team to a final showdown with a group of domestic extremists. Also, Hondo faces the fallout from a bold decision that threatens his future, and Tan takes a big step in his personal life.
#47 - Off the Beaten Path
Breakout Kings Season 1 - Episode 11
A violent schizophrenic with the skills of an outdoor survivalist and a history of ritualistic killing is off his meds and on the hunt. His prey, Debbie Myers, is a beautiful, young television host. After killing an orderly, he escapes and the one thing on his mind is finding Debbie, taking her to a special place in the Adirondack Mountains and consummating their “love” through a bizarre and violent ceremony which will surely end up with Debbie being killed.
#48 - Tintypes
Hemlock Grove Season 2 - Episode 9
While Peter undergoes questioning, Roman proceeds with his final transfusion. An unexpected alliance forms when a threat to Olivia’s life is revealed.
#49 - Shaky Town
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 2 - Episode 1
The SWAT team engages in a standoff with human traffickers holding child hostages when a major earthquake hits Los Angeles during their operation and compromises the takedown. Also, while Hondo forms an unexpected personal connection with Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells, Jim Street has trouble adjusting to his new life as a patrol officer.
#52 - Fire and Smoke
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 2 - Episode 3
The SWAT team is enlisted by Hondo’s new romantic interest, Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells, to protect the jurors of a high-profile bribery trial, after some of them are targeted by organized crime in a series of fire-bombings.
#53 - Cuchillo
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 2
Hondo and the SWAT team spread out across Los Angeles in pursuit of four escaped convicts, including a violent criminal Jessica helped bring to justice, before department rival Mumford and his team beat them to the collars. Also, Hondo’s new role as team leader is called into question when Street displays a flagrant disregard for SWAT protocol.
#55 - Blue Water
Last Resort Season 1 - Episode 10
Sam and James depart the island in a daring rescue attempt. Back on the island of Sainte Marina, a Chinese diplomat arrives to make a deal with Marcus. With scarcity and a prison problem plaguing him, Marcus finds himself treading down a more treacherous path than he could have imagined.
#57 - The Snow Queen
Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 4 - Episode 7
Emma captures the Snow Queen and interrogates her at the sheriff’s station. Regina and Robin Hood’s relationship grows increasingly complex as they struggle to find a way to save his dying wife. Emma begins to see what she missed out on by not growing up and being a family with Snow and Charming. Henry begins his after-school job in Gold’s shop while trying to help Regina find a clue to the identity of the author of the storybook. The history of the Snow Queen is revealed.
#58 - Payback
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 16
When a young heiress, Juliette Carlton, is kidnapped for ransom, Hondo and the SWAT team go on a citywide search to bring her home before she is harmed. Also, the team worries that Mumford is moving too fast when he announces he’s getting married for the fourth time.
#59 - BOOM
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 - Episode 13
Daisy, Mace, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team must find a way to contain an explosive Inhuman. Coulson and Mack come face-to-face with Radcliffe’s inspiration for Aida.
#60 - Pamilya
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 3
Newcomer Jim Street jeopardizes his spot on Hondo’s team when he agrees to do a favor for his incarcerated mother that endangers his SWAT career. Also, the SWAT team searches for the ruthless mastermind behind a drug trafficking ring that forces immigrants to be mules.
#61 - Heart of Gold
Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 4 - Episode 18
Emma is still reeling after learning the truth of her parents' history with Maleficent, but she must focus on finding the Author, who is running loose in Storybrooke, before Gold does. When Gold's quest for his happy ending grows more urgent, he blackmails Regina into helping him. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Robin Hood learns what it means to be an honorable thief when he accepts a proposition by Rumpelstiltskin to travel to Oz to steal a valuable magic elixir from the Wicked Witch.
#63 - Caregiver
Sons of Anarchy Season 3 - Episode 3
To secure weapons and raise money for Abel’s search, the club exploits its porn connections to entertain Henry Lin’s clients, which doesn’t sit well with Opie. Jax’s decision to search for Abel in Canada gets derailed. When Gemma’s dad goes MIA, her prisoner makes plans to do the same.
#64 - Labor of Love
Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 5 - Episode 13
In the Underworld, an escapee from Hades’ prison informs the heroes that Hook is being held captive. But before the heroes can rescue Hook, they must face a terrifying beast that guards the prison. Mary Margaret searches for an old childhood friend who knows how to defeat the monster. However, once reunited, she discovers that her friend is no longer the hero he once was. Meanwhile, in an Enchanted Forest flashback, a young Snow White struggles to preserve peace in her kingdom and must learn how to be a true hero if she wants to one day become queen.
#65 - Escape to L.A.
Torchwood Season 4 - Episode 4
Torchwood relocates to LA to sneak into PhiCorp's headquarters to find some useful information, unaware that their mission has been compromised. Elsewhere, Oswald and Jilly face a new adversary in Ellis Hartley Monroe, who is using the Miracle Day for her own agenda.
#67 - Blindspots
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 9
When a misconduct complaint filed against Hondo gets him taken off active duty, Deacon steps up to lead the team in finding a robbery crew that is hitting marijuana dispensaries. Also, when Tan notices a similarity between the current robberies and a case from his time with Hollywood LAPD, he asks for help from an informant with whom he has a complicated history.
#68 - Repairs
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 - Episode 9
The agents investigate the strange occurrences of a woman who, they believe, has telekinetic powers.
#70 - The Ghost
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 - Episode 1
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.
#71 - Party at Castle Varlar
Timeless (2016) Season 1 - Episode 4
Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus are shocked when they're told the mothership has landed in Nazi Germany, but time is short, and they're the only ones equipped to kill Flynn and end his psychotic crusade. Now, in hot pursuit of a genius with sinister associations, the team weighs the consequences of Flynn's destruction, meets the man behind one of literature's most popular figures, and endures a very uncomfortable... party.
#72 - Blackhand and the Shotgun Man
The Chicago Code Season 1 - Episode 7
The detective duo of Jarek Wysocki and Caleb Evers investigates an international drug dealer whose family is in jeopardy. FBI Division Chief Cuyler intervenes, complicating the high-profile case. While visiting grieving families with Alderman Gibbons, undercover cop Liam Hennessey becomes increasingly vulnerable when he feels the pain of victims. The family drama follows Jarek home when he visits his ex-wife, and wedding bells continue to ring for his fiancé.
#73 - Balance
Zero Hour (2013) Season 1 - Episode 9
Hank, Beck and Laila accelerate their search for the True Cross to the Faroe Islands. With renewed hope that her husband, Theo "Molars", is alive, Beck sets out to find him. Meanwhile back home, the Gallistons sense that Hank is in trouble and know the time has come to tell him the truth about his early years.
#74 - Cherokee Rose
The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 4
Shane makes a deadly sacrifice which leads to unusual behavior and self-distancing. The rest of the group tries to hang on somewhere between living to die and dying to live.