The Best Episodes Directed by Carol Banker

A Leg to Stand On

#1 - A Leg to Stand On

Raising the Bar Season 1 - Episode 7

Jerry defends a client who he is sure is innocent. Jerry gets a sign that he should go with a bench trial, but it seems there are some politics going on in the background. Richard receives extra attention from his law student. Judge Kessler is called in for a favor.

star 8.60
5 votes
Yo, Adrian

#2 - Yo, Adrian

NYPD Blue Season 10 - Episode 21

Sipowicz (with McDowell watching) works with the lawyer on his testimony in the custody hearing that is going to be held later in the day. The other detectives are on the scene of a woman who was murdered in her own apartment. A neighbor, who had heard some commotion going on in that apartment gives them the name of the victim's boyfriend. Meanwhile, Sipowicz meets with Diane Russell, who is now working in the special victims unit. He tells her about their suspicion that Adrian Caffee was made pregnant by her father when she was a teenager. Sipowicz believes with her experience Russell might be able to talk with Caffee and Russell agrees to try helping out. Clark and Ortiz interview the boyfriend of their victim, whose name is Stan. He tells them his girlfriend was doing her brother-in-law, which is one of the reasons why she was his ex-girlfriend. He appears to be shocked when they tell him about her death, and he gives them an alibi to confirm. He claims to have been returnin

star 8.19
31 votes
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#3 - Furt

Glee Season 2 - Episode 8

It's all about wedding and parents with Kurt getting ready for his father Burt's upcoming marriage to Finn's mom Carole, Sue decides to compete by getting married as well which will lead to the introduction of an awesome guest star: Carol Burnett. Carol will play Sue's Nazi-hunting mother Doris, who comes to visit Sue in Ohio.

star 8.16
439 votes
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Passing the Stone

#4 - Passing the Stone

NYPD Blue Season 11 - Episode 11

A Jewish jeweler is gunned down outside of his shop. His widow tells Sipowicz and Clark that a white guy who's recently converted to Islam had been giving her husband some trouble lately. Clark gets the address for Tim Garrity, the recent convert to Islam; just as Jones gets a call that Michael's aunt has been brutally assaulted. Jones and Medavoy go to the aunt's apartment. Jones talks with Michael, who tells Jones that his aunt wasn't seeing anyone, and that his father wasn't around. Sipowicz and Clark talk with the converted Muslim. A uniform is bringing in Michael's dad and Jones is preparing himself for the pending interview. Rodriguez suggests that Medavoy and Ortiz take the interview, that way Jones won't succumb to his desire to beat the crap out of Craig Woodruff and give him what he wants. McDowell interviews an employee of the dead jeweler and she tells her that her boss had an ugly argument over the phone with a rapper named "DJ Drayno." Rodriguez has her get the inf

star 8.07
27 votes
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The Dead Donald

#5 - The Dead Donald

NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 10

Sipowicz reports for the sergeant's exam and finds he is the oldest taker of the test. The detectives are on the scene of a death of the brother of a mentally disabled man. Medavoy makes small talk about the exam, which causes Sipowicz to leave with Clark and go up and talk with victim's brother Martin Schweiss. The interview with Martin doesn't go well; the brother thinks that his brother is with his girlfriend and he asks the detectives if they have any weed. Kathleen Halloran, the woman caring for the brother tells them what she knows about the victim's girlfriend, Elena Lozada, including the fact that the girlfriend they recently had a big fight with the victim about Martin. Jones and Medavoy are redirected to investigate an assault case. They arrive on the scene to find two tenants trying to move into the same apartment. They give Jones and Medavoy all the information they have on the man, Jerome King, who rented them the apartment, which the detectives are going to pursue.

star 8.04
28 votes
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#6 - Bedposts

Beyond Season 2 - Episode 6

Holden turns to Charlie for help in understanding what is happening with him and the Realm - but she is reluctant to share why she's back in Ft. Reed. Jeff digs up info on the mysterious Edgar and what his connection to Holden might be. Diane and Tom feel pressured to learn more about Pastor Ian. Meanwhile, Willa and Holden realize they need to work on their communication.

star 8.00
1 votes
You Made a Choice to Be Good

#7 - You Made a Choice to Be Good

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 - Episode 11

Cade returns to Mystic Falls and presents Damon and Stefan with additional assignments, each with unthinkable consequences. Even with tension growing in their friendship, Caroline and Matt do their best to protect the town’s residents from Cade’s appetite for their souls. Bonnie and Enzo hit the road on a romantic trip, taking the bell with them in hopes to keep it safe.

star 7.98
2180 votes
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One Wrong Turn On Bourbon

#8 - One Wrong Turn On Bourbon

The Originals Season 5 - Episode 2

When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus back to New Orleans, Hope looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent turns to Ivy for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya makes a decision about her future with Keelin. Finally, Roman’s surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family.

star 7.97
937 votes
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The Serpent

#9 - The Serpent

The Magicians (2015) Season 4 - Episode 9

Quentin eats a quesadilla. Kady and Zelda share a smoke.

star 7.89
751 votes
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#10 - Vertigo

Code Black Season 2 - Episode 14

After pulling a double shift, Mario risks his own life when he follows Willis to a construction site where two brothers are trapped on a crane 300 feet above the ground. Also, Leanne treats the wife of an orthopedist from Angels Memorial who is brought into the ER with mysterious injuries.

star 7.87
1027 votes
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Do You Like Teeth?

#11 - Do You Like Teeth?

The Magicians (2015) Season 3 - Episode 6

Quentin faces his most formidable foe yet; Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

star 7.84
1323 votes
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A Time to Be Born...

#12 - A Time to Be Born...

Containment Season 1 - Episode 10

When Teresa goes into labor, Jana, Suzy and Sam band together to turn Bitscan into a makeshift delivery room. Meanwhile, after spending some time with Dr. Lommers, Lex grows concerned after noticing a sudden shift in her behavior. Elsewhere, Leo continues to unravel the conspiracy behind the virus outbreak, while Jake stumbles upon some damning information about who may be involved. Finally, fed up with his lies, Katie confronts Dr. Cannerts.

star 7.84
1313 votes
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The Flying Forest

#13 - The Flying Forest

The Magicians (2015) Season 2 - Episode 4

Quentin and Penny embark on a quest; Margo works on a way to help Eliot; Julia seeks an old friend's help.

star 7.78
3102 votes
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Loading Up

#14 - Loading Up

Deception (2018) Season 1 - Episode 11

The team is called on to help stop a spy from stealing top-secret military information. Cameron is frustrated when someone from Kay's past comes back into the picture.

star 7.76
571 votes
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They Did What?

#15 - They Did What?

Gotham Season 5 - Episode 11

As Bane enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter, with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina.

star 7.72
1251 votes
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A Night of Neglect

#16 - A Night of Neglect

Glee Season 2 - Episode 17

The glee club agrees to help raise funds for another under-the-radar group; big decisions are made and relationships are tested.

star 7.58
407 votes
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In the Dark

#17 - In the Dark

Designated Survivor Season 2 - Episode 14

When a blackout threatens to shut down the government and causes chaos in the streets of Washington, D.C., President Kirkman joins forces with Mayor Ellenor Darby, but the partnership doesn’t end there.

star 7.53
1611 votes
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#18 - Kitten

The X-Files Season 11 - Episode 6

Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex.

star 7.47
1487 votes
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The Cap'n Toby Show

#19 - The Cap'n Toby Show

The Lone Gunmen Season 1 - Episode 13

Langly's childhood hero, kid's show host Cap'n Toby, is accused of being an international spy. It's Gunmen to the rescue!

star 7.45
44 votes