The Best Episodes Directed by Chris Long

Strawberries and Cream (2)

#1 - Strawberries and Cream (2)

The Mentalist Season 3 - Episode 24

Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.

star 8.82
284 votes
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#2 - START

The Americans (2013) Season 6 - Episode 10

In the series finale, the Jennings face a choice that will change their lives forever.

star 8.67
1222 votes
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Strawberries and Cream (1)

#3 - Strawberries and Cream (1)

The Mentalist Season 3 - Episode 23

John's mole in the CBI is revealed and Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.

star 8.63
685 votes
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The Crimson Hat

#4 - The Crimson Hat

The Mentalist Season 4 - Episode 24

After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.

star 8.42
774 votes
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Red John's Rules

#5 - Red John's Rules

The Mentalist Season 5 - Episode 22

Just as Jane narrows down the Red John suspect list to seven, Red John strikes again, and the victim has a link to Jane’s past.

star 8.39
1027 votes
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Jennings, Elizabeth

#6 - Jennings, Elizabeth

The Americans (2013) Season 6 - Episode 9

Elizabeth wrestles with competing loyalties, and Philip has an encounter that turns into much more than he had bargained for.

star 8.37
1149 votes
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Blue Bird

#7 - Blue Bird

The Mentalist Season 6 - Episode 22

A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C., giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action.

star 8.36
1233 votes
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Red John

#8 - Red John

The Mentalist Season 6 - Episode 8

Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he’s tracked since the madman murdered his wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane has doggedly hunted his nemesis in his search for justice.

star 8.34
1286 votes
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Darkness Rising

#9 - Darkness Rising

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 5 - Episode 8

Hercules and Morrigan were enjoying life on the island of Eire until they found the Druids slaughtered. Recognizing the work of the demon Dahak, Hercules and Morrigan returned to Sumeria. There, they found Nebula had been bothered by waking dreams of her dead love, Iolaus. When Hercules visited Iolaus' tomb, he found it empty -- and turned to find Dahak behind him, in the body of Ioalus. As they fought, hercules could not bring himself to slay his friend, even though he knew it was no longer Iolaus. Dahak escaped, with Hercules, Morrigan and Nebula in hot pursuit.

star 8.32
13 votes
White Orchids

#10 - White Orchids

The Mentalist Season 7 - Episode 13

Lisbon accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy ending they’ve worked so hard to achieve.

star 8.29
621 votes
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The Desert Rose

#11 - The Desert Rose

The Mentalist Season 6 - Episode 1

Jane and Lisbon secretly continue their mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the murder of a man who was missing for two years.

star 8.21
1263 votes
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Red Queen

#12 - Red Queen

The Mentalist Season 3 - Episode 16

The CBI team is under suspicion when a museum antiques dealer is murdered. Evidence seems to suggest that one member of the team is responsible.

star 8.17
644 votes
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Red John's Footsteps

#13 - Red John's Footsteps

The Mentalist Season 1 - Episode 23

As the CBI investigates the murder of a young girl and the abduction of her twin sister, Lisbon suspects that Red John is trying to draw Jane into a trap.

star 8.13
632 votes
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Riding the Lightning

#14 - Riding the Lightning

Criminal Minds Season 1 - Episode 14

After interviewing a couple on death row for serial murders, Gideon suspects that the woman is actually innocent. But since she's set to be executed in two days, it's a race against time to prove it.

star 8.12
571 votes
Red Dawn

#15 - Red Dawn

The Mentalist Season 5 - Episode 5

See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time.

star 8.11
849 votes
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His Red Right Hand

#16 - His Red Right Hand

The Mentalist Season 2 - Episode 8

The CBI team is faced with a violent and shocking crime in their own office, but must work the case in spite of their alarm of who may be behind it. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt are definitely an "item".

star 8.11
657 votes
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#17 - Detonation

The Man in the High Castle Season 2 - Episode 9

Tagomi faces a dilemma: to stay with his family or return to the world he left behind. Desperate to escape the Reich, Juliana strikes a final, dangerous deal with the Resistance. When Ed reveals a secret that puts the Resistance plan in jeopardy, Frank must decide how to deal with his best friend's betrayal.

star 8.02
2029 votes
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The Lorelais' First Day at Yale

#18 - The Lorelais' First Day at Yale

Gilmore Girls Season 4 - Episode 2

While Luke is willing to lend Lorelai his truck to help Rory move into her dorm, he's not too thrilled when the project turns out to take all day. Rory meets her new roommates.

star 8.01
438 votes
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The Bracebridge Dinner

#19 - The Bracebridge Dinner

Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 10

A blizzard prevents a group from attending the historical dinner that Sookie has painstakingly prepared at their request, so she and Lorelai decide to invite all their friends in Stars Hollow to enjoy the feast at the Inn. Jess tries to get between Rory and Dean.

star 7.93
457 votes
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Leaving Normal

#20 - Leaving Normal

Roswell Season 1 - Episode 4

Liz's grandmother is rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke prompting Liz to reach out to Max for comfort.

star 7.92
107 votes
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Scene in a Mall

#21 - Scene in a Mall

Gilmore Girls Season 4 - Episode 15

Lorelai and Rory decide to play hooky and go window shopping in the mall, where they run into Emily in the middle of a shopping binge meltdown.

star 7.90
391 votes
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Persona Non Grata

#22 - Persona Non Grata

The Americans (2013) Season 4 - Episode 13

Philip and Elizabeth are in a high-stakes race against the FBI to recover a hazardous package. Will they get there in time? And will Paige follow her parents into the family business?

star 7.85
2456 votes
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Dead Hand

#23 - Dead Hand

The Americans (2013) Season 6 - Episode 1

It’s autumn, 1987, and as a major arms control summit looms, Elizabeth is pushed to her limits as never before. Philip, meanwhile, has settled into running the newly expanded travel agency – until an unexpected visitor makes a disquieting request.

star 7.85
1346 votes
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Lois and Clarks (2)

#24 - Lois and Clarks (2)

Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman Season 4 - Episode 15

Lois needs to find a way to bring Clark back to this world, and she will count with the help of H.G. Wells and the Clark from the alternate world, but they need to act quickly, or the real Clark will disappear in time, forever.

star 7.82
22 votes
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Through a Glass, Darkly

#25 - Through a Glass, Darkly

Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman Season 3 - Episode 21

Superman is subjected to many tests of his powers by Zara and Ching, Kryptonians who need a new leader to the planet New Krypton. Lois and Clark discuss about buying a house.

star 7.80
35 votes
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Orange Blossom Ice Cream

#26 - Orange Blossom Ice Cream

The Mentalist Season 7 - Episode 3

Jane and Lisbon travel to Beirut where they must work with Jane's familiar adversary Erica Flynn, who agrees to help the FBI apprehend her boyfriend, a courier for terrorist organizations, in exchange for amnesty for her past crimes.

star 7.73
1018 votes
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#27 - Reunion

Birds of Prey Season 1 - Episode 11

When Helena's former classmates descend upon New Gotham for their fifth class reunion, two of the alums are brutally murdered. While Helena tries to find the killer, she fears that Reese's investigation will lead him to learn too much about her true identity.

star 7.72
43 votes
Must Find Toes

#28 - Must Find Toes

Weeds Season 2 - Episode 7

It's election day and the votes are being cast by friend and foe alike. Andy loses some of his toes at the grow house. Nancy tries to make peace with Conrad. She also has to deal with the romance or lack thereof in both of her sons lives. Doug and Celia are having problems in their respective marriages to Dana and Dean.

star 7.72
460 votes
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#29 - Redemption

The Mentalist Season 2 - Episode 1

Jane and Lisbon learn that the Red John case has been reassigned to a different CBI team led by the straight-shooting officer Sam Bosco.

star 7.70
662 votes
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Pastor Tim

#30 - Pastor Tim

The Americans (2013) Season 4 - Episode 2

Philip tries with increasing desperation to get rid of a sensitive and dangerous package as family tensions in the Jennings House reach a boiling point when Paige shares a secret of her own.

star 7.69
2286 votes
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Mr. Monk and the Big Game

#31 - Mr. Monk and the Big Game

Monk Season 5 - Episode 3

Julie and her friends hire Monk to look into the suspicious death of their basketball coach.

star 7.66
178 votes
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#32 - Redux

Smallville Season 2 - Episode 6

Martha's father William comes to town after many years of estrangement due do his disapproval of Jonathan. Meanwhile Clark must deal with a series of old-age deaths at Smallville High, and the new principal puts his foot down.

star 7.62
370 votes
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#33 - Pests

The Americans (2013) Season 5 - Episode 2

Stan and Oleg wrestle with the harsh consequences of their complicated history. Philip and Elizabeth face a new mission with devastating implications for their country.

star 7.58
2727 votes
Dead Lois Walking (2)

#34 - Dead Lois Walking (2)

Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman Season 4 - Episode 7

Superman breaks Lois out of jail and now, she is a fugitive. Everyone is looking for the ""mad dog killer"" (Lois). Now, Lois and Clark must find out who is the one framing her, and it looks like professor Jefferson Cole has evil plans regarding Metropolis' fate.

star 7.32
25 votes
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Prey for the Hunter

#35 - Prey for the Hunter

Birds of Prey Season 1 - Episode 3

Helena and Detective Reese clash again when they both try to track down a serial killer who destroys metahumans by taking on their powers. Meanwhile, Dinah ditches school when she learns from Helena there is a metahuman-only bar, and Barbara meets Wade's parents who think she is not normal enough for their son.

star 7.13
79 votes
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