The Best Episodes Directed by Charles Martin

Final Goodbyes

#1 - Final Goodbyes

Skins Season 2 - Episode 10

It's A-Level results day for the gang but not all of them are present. Decisions are made as they all prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

star 8.53
971 votes
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#2 - JJ

Skins Season 3 - Episode 7

JJ’s (Ollie Barbieri ) feeling lost and confused. The upset within the gang has taken its toll on him, and his fine balancing act has come unstuck. When he visits his psychiatric clinic, he just gets given more drugs. At home, his mother (Juliet Cowan) is worn out with it all, and away from the home, JJ can see his friends coming apart at the seams. With Effy (Kaya Scodelario) at such a low ebb, and the chance discovery of Cook (Jack O’Connell), Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) and Pandora’s (Lisa Backwell) secrets, he feels the burden to be overwhelming. But an unlikely member of the gang - Emily (Kathryn Prescott ) - proves to be the true friend at his time of need.

star 8.18
824 votes
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Episode 7

#3 - Episode 7

Being Human Season 2 - Episode 7

Mitchell and Daisy, the sole survivors of the explosion, try to get to the bottom of who was responsible. When Mitchell discovers that Lucy was behind it, he goes berserk and vows retaliation. Nina returns, and offers George a chance at a cure. George initially refuses, but changes his tune when a confusion of time causes him to begin his transformation in public, frightening Molly in the process. Annie also seeks the help of Kemp to cross over, but his methods prove to be quite time-consuming if not utterly pointless.

star 8.14
678 votes
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Episode 8

#4 - Episode 8

Being Human Season 2 - Episode 8

Mitchell goes on the search for George and Annie, killing anyone who gets in his way, meanwhile Annie is dragged through "deaths door" through Kemp killing the psychic in order to make a doorway. George and Nina then escape with Mitchell to the countryside. 3 weeks later Lucy turns up and is killed by Kemp. Just before Kemp goes to kill Nina, George and Mitchell, Annie appears through Lucy's door and pulls Kemp with her back through the door. Annie then appears on a television from the netherworld and explains what is going on. The episode ends with Daisy and Cara (the vampire locked away by Mitchell) participating in a blood ritual in order to resurrect Herrick.

star 8.14
798 votes
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Before the Frost

#5 - Before the Frost

Wallander (UK) Season 3 - Episode 3

A friend of Wallander's daughter comes begging for his help but then disappears. Meanwhile, an elderly woman's body is found cremated in a shallow grave. Killed by a seemingly religious obsessive, Wallander must catch the culprit before he strikes again.

star 8.13
275 votes
Fire (2)

#6 - Fire (2)

Skins Season 7 - Episode 2

Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes, which causes Emily to fly back from her job in New York.

star 8.03
509 votes

#7 - Effy

Skins Season 3 - Episode 8

Effy (Kaya Scodelario) is at the lowest point, but this time there’s no older brother at home to notice; and home life has deteriorated so much that it’s even harder than ever for her to communicate. Katie (Megan Prescott), having usurped Effy as Queen Bee, takes every opportunity to rub in her superiority and highlight the fact that Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) is her man, and Effy is to keep her hands off. She invites Effy to a party in the woods, but there are stipulations - Effy has to drive, and Cook is not welcome. As they all head off, the car strains with tension - as secrets and rivalries build. Their paranoid state increases when they have a frightening run in with some poachers. Freddie manages to lighten the mood, and as they arrive at the campsite, they recover themselves and start to have fun. Effy finds some magic mushrooms, and they experiment. Katie’s jealousy of Effy returns, as Effy becomes the centre of the action. The fun and excitement intensify, that is until it becomes clear someone has been tampering with their stuff. Hearing gun shots, they realise someone is charging towards them. The atmosphere darkens and any fun they were having disappears in an instant. Later, Effy gets the opportunity to follow her heart, but a decision she makes may be difficult to ever recover from.

star 7.99
922 votes
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Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Being Human Season 2 - Episode 6

Annie befriends a psychic who lost most of his "sixth sense" in an accident and has been unable to communicate with spirits since then. His once awful stage show now serves to help ghosts send their final messages to loved ones - something Annie does as well when her mother attends the show. George's relationship with Sam gets more serious, but when a parent-teacher night falls on a full moon, it forces George to lie about his plans to cover up his secret. Mitchell plans to leave the coven to start a life with Lucy, but unbeknownst to him Lucy helps Kemp stage an explosion in the funeral parlor, killing most of the vampires.

star 7.87
790 votes
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#9 - Cassie

Skins Season 2 - Episode 9

What's the matter with Cassie? She's back together with Sid, Chris is on the mend, Michelle and Tony are back with each other and A-level exams are finally over. So to celebrate, Sid has organised a dinner party where everyone can try to get along. But how can they? Jal is lying to Chris, Chris is lying to everyone, including himself. And when it finally gets too much, Cassie runs. She runs and runs and keeps on going - until she arrives at a totally magical place, where the people are friendly and she can get along. But can she be happy?

star 7.84
922 votes

#10 - Pearly

Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 19

Stranded on an embattled planet, the 58th must race to reach the rendezvous point in time to save an injured Shane-and their only hope is a marooned officer, who's been on the planet for months, and has developed a possibly suspicious rapport with the enemy.

star 7.82
248 votes
Fire (1)

#11 - Fire (1)

Skins Season 7 - Episode 1

Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes, which causes Emily to fly back from her job in New York.

star 7.81
568 votes
Brute Force

#12 - Brute Force

Motive Season 1 - Episode 11

There is no lack of suspects when a famous boxer is discovered stabbed to death in his own gym.

star 7.69
361 votes

#13 - Victor

The Returned (US) Season 1 - Episode 4

Lena is rushed to the hospital because of her scar, accusing Camille of hurting her. Rowan grows closer to Simon and discovers Tommy has an obsessive secret. Julie learns Victor may be involved in a horrific death.

star 7.68
528 votes
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Welcome to the Hellmouth (1)

#14 - Welcome to the Hellmouth (1)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 - Episode 1

When teen vampire slayer Buffy tries to start a new life at Sunnydale High, she discovers that the school sits atop a demonic dimensional portal.

star 7.68
2083 votes
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Inside Out

#15 - Inside Out

Counterpart Season 2 - Episode 1

While hiding in Howard's life, Howard Prime must avoid detection at home and at the OI. Quayle and Clare struggle to adjust to their new arrangement.

star 7.64
915 votes
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The Lost Boy (2)

#16 - The Lost Boy (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 1 - Episode 10

Maria (Yasmine Paige) and her dad, Alan (Joseph Millson), dig deeper into the mystery of Luke's (Tommy Knight) new parents and discover that Luke has actually been kidnapped by the Slitheen. There are more shocks when Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Maria find out that Mr Smith (Alexander Armstrong), Sarah Jane's super computer, is one of the bad guys. With Clyde (David Anthony) nowhere to be seen, Luke in the clutches of aliens and no Mr Smith to help, things are not looking good for Sarah Jane and Maria. But just what do the Slitheen want with Luke? And who, or what, exactly, is the Xylok?

star 7.63
127 votes

#17 - Pushover

Motive Season 1 - Episode 3

The murder of a limo driver leads detectives to a waitress who cons her prey to steal, lie and kill.

star 7.55
453 votes
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#18 - Julie

The Returned (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

Jack and Claire want to move in order for Camille to avoid a life of hiding, but in the meantime she pretends to be a cousin to get out of the house. Elsewhere, Lena discovers a mysterious scar on her back; and Victor has a run-in with a nosy neighbor.

star 7.51
545 votes
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Katie And Emily

#19 - Katie And Emily

Skins Season 3 - Episode 9

What a difference a party makes. Since their disaster in the forest, the twins’ lives have descended into chaos. Katie is refusing to leave the house and must face her lack of control, while Emily is struggling with her feelings for Naomi. With the college ball approaching, a showdown is imminent.

star 7.48
869 votes
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The Lost Boy (1)

#20 - The Lost Boy (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 1 - Episode 9

A news report on a couple looking for their missing son, Ashley, brings a surprise for Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) when she discovers that the missing boy looks exactly like Luke (Tommy Knight). And when Mr Smith (Alexander Armstrong) confirms that Luke is a genetic match with Ashley, Sarah Jane sends him back to live with his 'parents'. With no knowledge of his former life, Luke finds it hard to fit in and, when he tries to escape, he makes a startling discovery about who his parents really are. Sarah Jane, meanwhile, makes some investigations into the Pharos Para-Science Institute – a research unit that has been conducting experiments using alien technology. Floella Benjamin guest stars as Professor Rivers.

star 7.47
123 votes

#21 - Eyes

Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 7

The Saratoga becomes a pressure cooker of violence and political intrigue when an assassination on Earth forces a delegation of UN officials to use the craft as the site of an important conference.

star 7.44
343 votes

#22 - Everyone

Skins Season 3 - Episode 1

It’s the first day of term at Roundview College and a new gang is forming. Best friends Freddie (Luke Pasqualino), JJ (Ollie Barbieri), and Cook (Jack O’Connell) are en-route to college. Their world collides with Effy’s (Kaya Scodelario), and Cook is intrigued – this trouble maker has met his match. However, both Freddie and JJ are equally smitten. Identical twin sisters, Katie (Megan Prescott) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott), prepare for their first day; as per usual, Katie walks all over her sister Emily. Once at college, Effy and Katie clock one another immediately, whilst Effy’s best mate Pandora (Lisa Backwell) tells Effy she wants to lose her virginity "asap". At college, Cook tries to charm the girl sitting next to him but instead winds her up. Naomi (Lily Loveless) doesn’t suffer fools gladly and grasses Cook up. Effy issues smitten Freddie, JJ and Cook with a challenge to be completed by the end of the day. The winner will get to ‘know her’ better. And so the first day at college begins...

star 7.36
1002 votes
Warriors of Kudlak (1)

#23 - Warriors of Kudlak (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 1 - Episode 5

Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Maria (Yasmine Paige) investigate the mysterious disappearance of local boy Lance Metcalf, and soon discover that a number of children have gone missing across the country. Remarkably, the disappearances all occurred during freak storms and in cities that are home to a laser tag game called Combat 3000. As Sarah Jane and Maria delve deeper into the mystery, Luke (Tommy Knight) and Clyde (David Anthony) are off enjoying a game of Combat 30…

star 7.17
243 votes
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Warriors of Kudlak (2)

#24 - Warriors of Kudlak (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 1 - Episode 6

A Carcaroth has arrived on Earth, seeking soldiers to help fight his endless intergalactic war back home. Using Combat 3000 to sift out the best, most aggressive and instinctive fighters, he then transports them to his spaceship – awaiting transfer to the war. Clyde (David Anthony) and Luke (Tommy Knight) find themselves amongst the 'warriors', while Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Maria (Yasmine Paige) must infiltrate the alien's headquarters to bring down the Carcaroth from the inside.

star 7.03
154 votes
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#25 - Mutiny

Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 5

When mutiny erupts aboard a civilian cargo ship carrying 200 In Vitro embryos, Cooper faces a difficult decision-should he protect his fellow soldiers, or join forces with the rebellious Tanks?

star 6.90
545 votes