The Best Episodes Directed by Daniel Sackheim

Mirror Image (2)

#1 - Mirror Image (2)

Miami Vice Season 4 - Episode 22

A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.

star 8.86
14 votes
Come Back Soon

#2 - Come Back Soon

Judging Amy Season 3 - Episode 24

Although Amy tries to make the best of it, she and Lauren are still miserable in their small apartment; unable to avoid running into Jared and his date at the diner while looking and feeling her worst, Maxine gives him the cold shoulder, but Jared remains undeterred in his affection for her and finally gets her to accept an engagement ring; Michael sues for full legal custody of Lauren; just as Amy is prepared to ask her mother if she can move back in, she discovers that Maxine has puts her house up for sale; Bruce pleads no contest on his assault charge and receives a suspended sentence; Amy hears a case of a woman who locked her children in the trunk of her car because she had no one to care for them while she was at work; Maxine ends her medical leave after her dentist asks her to investigate the possible abuse of a teenaged patient; Bruce is fired and the dreaded Ian Jankowski is promoted to C.S.O. and assigned to Amy's courtroom.

star 8.43
7 votes
Book of the Stranger

#3 - Book of the Stranger

Game of Thrones Season 6 - Episode 4

Tyrion strikes a deal. Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task. Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.

star 8.35
16795 votes
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#4 - Chicanery

Better Call Saul Season 3 - Episode 5

Kim and Jimmy face off with an adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his future. Jimmy loses an ally and gains another.

star 8.27
6071 votes
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Fill It Up

#5 - Fill It Up

Life (2007) Season 1 - Episode 11

Crews and Reese investigate a murder in which it looks like the wife shot her husband, but no murder weapon was found, what they do find is illegal drugs. Crews asks Reese and Stark to cover for him during the search because he has to take care of something. Crews is in for a shock as he tries to track the man he thinks actually committed the murders he was in jail for.

star 8.24
213 votes

#6 - Inshallah

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1 - Episode 8

Jack and Greer fear Suleiman's next attack could be on U.S. soil. They must figure out how to stop him or risk enormous costs.

star 8.24
1192 votes
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Voodoo Undo

#7 - Voodoo Undo

The Finder Season 1 - Episode 12

Xavier Obispo, a mob boss in Miami, asks Walter to find a voodoo doll he is convinced was created to be used against him. Willa and Walter visit a witch who is annoyed by the fact that Walter does not take her art seriously, but decides to help them find the person that could have created the doll.

star 8.19
194 votes
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#8 - Echo

The Americans (2013) Season 2 - Episode 13

No one is safe as Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete the mission. Stan holds Nina's future in his hands.

star 8.18
1708 votes
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G'Day Melbourne

#9 - G'Day Melbourne

The Leftovers Season 3 - Episode 4

Kevin and Nora travel to Australia, where she continues to track down the masterminds of an elaborate con, while he catches a glimpse of an unexpected face from the past, forcing him to confront the traumatic events of three years earlier.

star 8.09
2163 votes
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The Garveys at Their Best

#10 - The Garveys at Their Best

The Leftovers Season 1 - Episode 9

Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives some not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora has a job interview; Kevin Senior receives an honor.

star 8.09
2222 votes
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#11 - Oathbreaker

Game of Thrones Season 6 - Episode 3

Daenerys meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow. Arya trains to be No One. Varys finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.

star 8.07
16539 votes
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An Orphan Walks into a Bar

#12 - An Orphan Walks into a Bar

The Finder Season 1 - Episode 1

After recovering one of John Fogerty’s beloved guitars, Iraq veteran Walter Sherman helps a teenage boy locate his missing father, a military pilot and war hero whose plane vanished after embarking on an undisclosed mission.

star 8.07
307 votes
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March 8, 1983

#13 - March 8, 1983

The Americans (2013) Season 3 - Episode 13

Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory. After an emotionally charged mission, Philip turns to an unlikely source for solace. Stan’s plan to save Nina culminates in unforeseen ways.

star 8.04
1747 votes
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Find Your Happy Place

#14 - Find Your Happy Place

Life (2007) Season 2 - Episode 1

In the season two premiere, detectives Charlie Crews and Dani Reese are on the hunt for a serial killer when three numbered trunks containing suffocated bodies are found scattered across Los Angeles. With their new boss New York transfer Captain Kevin Tidwell pressuring them to get answers, Crews and Reese race to find a connection between the murders before the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, Ted and Crews attempt to track down the daughter, the lone survivor, of the family Crews was wrongly convicted of killing.

star 8.00
201 votes
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#15 - Funhouse

Lie to Me Season 3 - Episode 9

Emily seeks Cal's help for her friend who is worried about her dad, who has been in a psychiatric facility for 5 years. Cal is immediately suspicious of the facility and puts his own sanity on the line when he gets himself committed so that he can work the case from the inside.

star 7.95
419 votes
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Natural Order

#16 - Natural Order

Longmire Season 2 - Episode 11

When a game warden is killed alongside an elk that was poached, Walt discovers a connection to a rare expensive supplement. Walt completes his sacrifice, and Branch closes in on the truth about Cady's accident.

star 7.95
398 votes
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Trust Me

#17 - Trust Me

The Americans (2013) Season 1 - Episode 6

A mole hunt within the KGB causes suspicion amongst allies and shatters trust within the Jennings' marriage. Meanwhile, Stan's plan to keep his mole safe puts her at even greater risk of discovery.

star 7.92
2035 votes
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Black and White

#18 - Black and White

Lie to Me Season 2 - Episode 22

After Cal's journalist friend, Julie, is murdered over an investigative piece she was writing on political corruption in Baltimore, Cal decides his team should continue her work and finish the story.

star 7.90
440 votes
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#19 - Jackpot

Life (2007) Season 2 - Episode 7

A woman is found in a pool of blood sitting at a table set with a romantic dinner for two; Rachel and Crews realize they share a common bond.

star 7.89
176 votes
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The Core of It

#20 - The Core of It

Lie to Me Season 2 - Episode 1

Cal is approached by a young woman who claims she saw a murder in a vision, but the police won't believe her. Meanwhile, Ria interviews a Supreme Court nominee for the White House to determine if there are any skeletons in his closet.

star 7.88
531 votes
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I Heart Mom

#21 - I Heart Mom

Life (2007) Season 2 - Episode 15

A con-man is found dead with his mouth full of money in a house without a roof; Crews has a confrontation that sheds some light on the conspiracy against him.

star 7.88
175 votes
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A Civil War

#22 - A Civil War

Life (2007) Season 1 - Episode 7

Crews and Reese investigate the murder of two Iranian Americans and kidnapping of another. Not sure if this is a hate crime or not they try to work with the kidnappers. What they uncover is a boy trying to his mother's love. Earley becomes concerned about Crews' impulsiveness when he wants to buy a solar farm after having a dream.

star 7.88
207 votes
French Connection

#23 - French Connection

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1 - Episode 2

Jack and Greer decode a fresh piece of intel that takes them to Paris and one step closer to the elusive Suleiman. Hanin's husband returns home with a renewed fervor for his secretive mission, leaving her unsure of their family's future.

star 7.85
1583 votes
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The Wolf

#24 - The Wolf

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1 - Episode 4

As Jack and Cathy grow closer, Jack's double-life is put to the test. A show of force from Suleiman adds to his ranks and brings him one step closer to his next attack.

star 7.83
1332 votes
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The Road to Hell

#25 - The Road to Hell

Longmire Season 2 - Episode 4

A cattle heist sends the team on an urgent search for the missing livestock and driver as well as the thieves. Walt is concerned by Vic's fearful behavior when she receives a mysterious bouquet of flowers.

star 7.82
435 votes
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Ghost of a Flea

#26 - Ghost of a Flea

The Bridge (2013) Season 2 - Episode 2

A bizarre killing attracts attention on both sides of the border. Frye & Adriana find more than they bargained for with their first lead. Eleanor enlists the help of a young boy.

star 7.80
381 votes
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#27 - Forever

House Season 2 - Episode 22

A young mother has a seizure while bathing her newborn son and nearly drowns him. House and the team have two cases at one time as they try to save the infant and determine the cause of the mother's seizures.

star 7.78
682 votes

#28 - Whac-A-Mole

House Season 3 - Episode 8

An 18-year-old teenager is brought to the hospital after having a heart attack. House reviews the boy's file and believes he has the diagnosis. He then turns the case into a game by sealing his opinion in an envelope and challenging Cameron, Foreman, and Chase to guess House's diagnosis on their own. Meanwhile, Tritter's actions against Wilson continue to strain the oncologist's relationship with House and destroy his ability to practice medicine.

star 7.72
661 votes
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#29 - Travelers

The Man in the High Castle Season 2 - Episode 3

Fighting to acclimatize to the strange new world of Nazi New York, Juliana seeks out the one person she thinks she can trust: Joe Blake. Angry and defiant after Juliana's departure, Frank is drawn to the Resistance movement and its charismatic leader. Joe confronts his own identity when he finally meets his father.

star 7.71
2287 votes
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Tonight We Improvise

#30 - Tonight We Improvise

Ozark Season 1 - Episode 4

Marty hires Ruth to pull off a heist. Agent Petty forges a relationship with a member of the Langmore family. Jonah exhibits disturbing behavior.

star 7.67
3304 votes
The Day After

#31 - The Day After

The Americans (2013) Season 4 - Episode 9

The Day After premieres, making the stakes - and terrible consequences - of the Cold War plain. Even with that in mind, will Elizabeth be able to complete the painful process of the "Patty" operation?

star 7.66
2343 votes
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#32 - Cardinal

The Americans (2013) Season 2 - Episode 2

As Philip investigates the fallout from the last operation, Elizabeth sticks close to home, concerned for her family until she gets a mysterious distress signal. Meanwhile, a walk-in arrives at the Rezidentura - providing both Nina and Stan with unique opportunities.

star 7.65
2011 votes
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#33 - EST Men

The Americans (2013) Season 3 - Episode 1

Tensions simmer between Philip and Elizabeth as they disagree over handling orders from the Centre. When Elizabeth loses key intel, Philip enlists Annelise on a mission with an unexpected outcome. Stan tries a new approach to mending his marriage with Sandra amidst learning tough news about Nina.

star 7.61
1712 votes
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My Dripping Sleep

#34 - My Dripping Sleep

Ozark Season 1 - Episode 3

Marty finds a way to control Ruth. Wendy worms her way into a job. Looking for another business to invest in, Marty digs for info on the strip bar.

star 7.57
3503 votes

#35 - Baggage

The Americans (2013) Season 3 - Episode 2

Elizabeth and Philip come together to deal with a mission gone wrong but struggle to reconcile their increasingly opposing ideologies. Stan welcomes a Soviet defector to America. Nina acclimates to her new living arrangements.

star 7.51
1571 votes
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#36 - Heirlooms

Battle Creek Season 1 - Episode 4

Russ and Milt pit the crime-solving skills of their police dogs against each other as they work to solve the murder of a local waitress. Meanwhile, Russ tries a new tactic to get Milt to admit what brought him to Battle Creek.

star 7.49
263 votes
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Life Lessons

#37 - Life Lessons

Earth 2 Season 1 - Episode 4

Gaal seeks True's friendship but reveals himself as an enemy. Gaal sees young True's lack of attention from the others and turns to her to achieve his evil goals.

star 7.40
40 votes
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#38 - Grotesque

Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 8

Nick's search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape. A dark time from his past is uncovered.

star 7.30
5505 votes
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Mother Love

#39 - Mother Love

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 15

The absence of a murder weapon complicates the investigation into the murder of a drug addict who stole from her family to support her habit.

star 6.93
92 votes
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The Last Word

#40 - The Last Word

Judging Amy Season 3 - Episode 1

After pleas from Maxine and Peter, Amy takes the first step in mending fences with Vincent; back in town with a new job working in the prosecutor's office, Stu Collins has a near-fatal heart attack after a verbal altercation with Amy, who is unable to contact any of his friends or family; Maxine tries to help a couple who cannot agree about giving up the special needs child they adopted, but is unable to avert the tragic outcome of their dilemma; the teenage son of a mobster appears in Amy's court for setting a fire which destroyed a store and maimed an employee after an argument with the store's owner; on the road to recovery, Stu confesses to Amy that he's had a crush on her for years; Amy and Bruce test the boundaries of their relationship.

star 5.80
5 votes