The Best Episodes Directed by Darnell Martin

Sniper (2)

#1 - Sniper (2)

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 4 - Episode 9

The sniper continues the shootings and everyone returns to duty lacking sleep. The media starts to make their presence felt. Munch begins to worry about Howard's safety, fearing she'll be wounded again. Frank makes his wife wear a bulletproof vest. Gee asks for Russert's help even though Barnfather had ordered her to stand down during the rest of this investigation. A man at the scene of both of the day's shootings is put into the box for questioning. Russert has a talk with the suspect with the subject being keeping people's attention and respect.

star 8.31
32 votes
A Coffin That Small

#2 - A Coffin That Small

Chicago Fire Season 1 - Episode 19

Tragedy strikes when a rescue attempt at a tenement building proves unsuccessful, leaving the men and women of firehouse 51 affected by the loss of the victim. Severide's decision to put Mills on the fast track to move from Truck to Squad doesn't sit well with some of the others and tension mounts between Severide and Casey over Heather Darden. Shay and Dawson are forced to deal with a junkie's crazy behavior while on a call and Shay considers a different way to have a family. Meanwhile, the team draws the ire of local drug dealers who threaten the peace and safety of the neighborhood and firehouse.

star 8.30
944 votes
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Plan B

#3 - Plan B

Oz Season 1 - Episode 7

A recovered Said ostracizes Huseni Mershah for turning his back on him when he was dying--and orders all the Muslims to cast him out. Impressed by Said's power, Groves decides to kill Glynn in his honor, but ends up stabbing and killing an officer by mistake. Condemned to death, Groves chooses the firing squad as his form of execution. Meanwhile, Schibetta is still being fed ground glass by O'Reilly and Adebisi, and ends up hemmorhaging. Beecher, transformed by prison life, finally gets revenge on his nemesis, Schillinger.

star 8.11
286 votes
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All the Young Dudes

#4 - All the Young Dudes

Life on Mars (US) Season 1 - Episode 15

When Sam goes undercover as a gang member, he has to reveal a dark side in order to keep his cover. While undercover, Sam is pushed to the limit when he is ordered to bind and shoot a woman.

star 8.06
18 votes
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Ground Zero

#5 - Ground Zero

ER Season 4 - Episode 6

Kerry investigates Synergix, an ER management group specializing in balancing budgets. She is later forced to fire Jeanie. In turn, Jeanie is asked by Al to move to Atlanta with him. Greene is still suffering from the aftereffects of his attack, snapping at patients and staff alike. Dr. Ross is stunned by a collect phone call from California informing him of his father's death. Benton clashes with Corday after she apparently "steals" a rare procedure out from under his nose. Carol meets with Carter's grandmother to pitch her idea for a free health clinic. Anna is perturbed when she discovers Carter's wealthy background.

star 8.04
116 votes
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The Red Mile

#6 - The Red Mile

The Mentalist Season 3 - Episode 18

A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner's van. Van Pelt moves ahead with her wedding plans.

star 8.02
693 votes
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She's Come Undone

#7 - She's Come Undone

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 - Episode 21

Damon and Stefan try a brutal new approach to provoke Elena into turning her humanity back on, and Caroline is frustrated when her attempt to intervene backfires. When Elena figures out a way to call the Salvatore brothers' bluff, they call for backup from a surprising source. Matt gives Rebekah some unsolicited advice on her life choices, and she tries to help him in return. Caroline has a confusing and dangerous encounter with Klaus, and Katherine is suspicious when Bonnie makes her an offer that she promises will benefit them both.

star 8.00
942 votes
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Wesen Nacht

#8 - Wesen Nacht

Grimm Season 5 - Episode 6

Nick and Hank investigate a wave of coordinated Wesen gang vandalism that results in the death of a local business owner and the kidnapping of Monroe and Rosalee's friend. As they dig deeper, they learn that Portland wasn't the only city hit with a wave of violence. Meanwhile, Truble fills Nick and Adalind on what she has been up to. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard dips his toes into politics as he endorses a local candidate.

star 7.94
1901 votes
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The Man Who Sold the World

#9 - The Man Who Sold the World

Life on Mars (US) Season 1 - Episode 7

When the baby of a prominent family is kidnapped for ransom, Sam Tyler is shocked to discover that his own father, Vic Tyler, may be involved. Sam's discovery leads him to face some deep dark secrets about his childhood.

star 7.93
29 votes
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Front Page

#10 - Front Page

Kidnapped Season 1 - Episode 7

The story of the kidnapping is leaked to the press. Knapp finds out that the Cain's might have known that Leopold was a target for kidnapping.

star 7.91
14 votes
The Self Destruct Button

#11 - The Self Destruct Button

Grey's Anatomy Season 1 - Episode 7

Derek and Meredith try (unsuccessfully) to be discreet as they spend the night together at Meredith's house, but their haggard appearance speaks volumes to everyone - including Bailey, who warns Meredith to end the relationship. Meanwhile George suspects an anesthesiologist of drinking on the job but is reluctant to speak up about it, Alex treats a former competitor who now finds honor in self-mutilation, Izzie has to deal with a patient who won't let go of his girlfriend - literally, and Cristina seems to be battling a case of the flu.

star 7.90
914 votes
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The Thing with Feathers

#12 - The Thing with Feathers

Grimm Season 1 - Episode 16

Nick pulls out all the stops to plan a romantic getaway for Juliette in an attempt to get their relationship back on track. Nick’s duties as a Grimm get in the way of romance when he meets the unsettling neighbors and discovers that the troubled wife has a rare and valuable treasure to protect. It’s left to Nick to keep everyone safe. Back in Portland, Hank and Monroe each find themselves on the brink of new romantic relationships.

star 7.89
1082 votes
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The Bottle Imp

#13 - The Bottle Imp

Grimm Season 2 - Episode 7

After investigating a grisly murder, clues lead Nick and Hank to a seemingly unstable father who is on the run with his daughter. As they learn more about the case they realize that the girl’s father may be the least of their worries. At the spice shop, Monroe finds out filling in for Rosalee isn’t as simple as he’d hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Captain Renard finds himself paying unwarranted attention to more than one woman from his past.

star 7.81
1033 votes
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Fire and Ice

#14 - Fire and Ice

Unforgettable Season 3 - Episode 10

When Homeland Security takes over a bombing investigation from Major Crimes, Carrie doubts their conclusion that it's tied to terrorism and secretly continues her own investigation. Meanwhile, Webster makes friends with Murray's daughter.

star 7.81
309 votes
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Capital P

#15 - Capital P

Oz Season 1 - Episode 4

Governor Devlin has reinstated capital punishment in the state; and the first Oz prisoner scheduled to die is Jefferson Keane, who killed a Latino in a skirmish set up by the Co's. Before he's executed, Keane donates a kidney to his ailing sister, then turns down lawyer-turned-inmate Tobias Beecher's offer to take up his defense. After Keane's death, Richard L'Italien -- slaughterer of women -- is executed by lethal injection after he makes a startling admission.

star 7.80
305 votes

#16 - Beeware

Grimm Season 1 - Episode 3

The station is abuzz as Nick and Hank are called to a case where an innocent flash mob results in a gruesome homicide. As Nick delves further into the investigation, he learns more about his unique family history, and finds himself at odds when he and Hank are assigned to protect a dark character from his recent past.

star 7.78
1518 votes
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The War at Home

#17 - The War at Home

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 6 - Episode 8

Ross, Goren and Eames are called in on Thanksgiving when Amanda Dockerty, the daughter of the first deputy commissioner of the NYPD, goes missing while on leave from the army. The investigation into her disappearance soon turns into a murder case when Amanda's body is found, but Goren's mind is anywhere but on his job as he struggles to deal with a personal crisis concerning his mother.

star 7.78
72 votes
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Freak Show

#18 - Freak Show

ER Season 4 - Episode 8

Benton takes advantage of a grieving father for a chance to write a paper on a boy with reversed internal organs. George Henry returns to complete his clerkship and suffers a near fatal attack. Jeanie confronts Kerry and Anspaugh over what she perceives as wrongful termination. Cynthia's error forces the free clinic to open a week early; Carol enlists new ER nurse Yosh to help out. Mark strikes a deal with attorney Herb Spivak for legal representation.

star 7.77
105 votes
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Hot In the City

#19 - Hot In the City

The Night Shift Season 3 - Episode 6

Shannon and Jordan venture out for some fun at a local wrestling event only to find themselves treating people onsite when a fight breaks out amongst the audience. Back at the hospital, Sam attends to a marathon runner who has collapsed from the heat and things start to heat up even more when the air conditioning breaks. Meanwhile, tensions between TC, Jordan, Sam, and Annie start to boil.

star 7.71
228 votes
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Draw O Caesar, Erase a Coward

#20 - Draw O Caesar, Erase a Coward

Blindspot Season 2 - Episode 15

[E] After a set of tattoos produces multiple leads, the team divides into unlikely pairings to chase down a deadly underworld courier.

star 7.71
4236 votes
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#21 - Graansha

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 2 - Episode 21

Goren and Eames enter the closed world of a thieving Irish Traveller clan when they investigate the death of a Ann Lawson, a probation officer who was run over three times after meeting a friend at the bar. They soon learn that Ann, a probation officer, had been involved with Malcolm Bryce, the father of Paul, one of her charges. It appears as though Ann is also very close with the thieving Irish Travellers they are investigating, determined to save a young girl from their style of life.

star 7.67
65 votes
Daddy's Home

#22 - Daddy's Home

APB Season 1 - Episode 6

After Gideon's father finds himself in trouble, he turns to Gideon for assistance. Meanwhile, Brandt and Goss work to track down the mastermind behind a huge grand theft auto case.

star 7.66
1807 votes
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Dr. Estrangeloved

#23 - Dr. Estrangeloved

Gossip Girl Season 3 - Episode 19

When Lily’s ex-husband, Dr. William van der Woodsen, shows up unexpectedly in Manhattan, Serena finally gets the reunion she has so desperately wanted with her father, but the circumstances turn out to be far from ideal. When Serena and Nate continue to have relationship issues, a scheming Jenny is more than happy to be a shoulder for Nate to lean on. Meanwhile, Dan finds out that he didn’t get accepted into the Tisch writing program and Vanessa admits she may have been somewhat responsible.

star 7.65
256 votes
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The Routine

#24 - The Routine

Oz Season 1 - Episode 1

In the "Emerald City" experimental unit of Oswald State Penitentiary, we meet some of the diverse inmates who live within a pecking order of Homeboys, Latinos, Muslims, Irish, Aryans, and Wiseguys. No clear-cut leader emerges -- with the possible exception of Kareem Said, a Muslim author who preaches non-violence and abstinence. Said's arrival doesn't prevent a short-fused Mafia inmate named Dino Ortolani from ticking off just about everybody--a habit that ends up burning him.

star 7.65
667 votes
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Little Brother

#25 - Little Brother

Masters of Science Fiction Season 1 - Episode 5

Set in the future, we are introduced to courtrooms without human judges or juries, and automated justice is the law of the land.

star 7.64
39 votes
Sick Burn

#26 - Sick Burn

Sleepy Hollow Season 4 - Episode 8

When internet sensation Logan Macdonald comes to town, a supernatural infection hits, via a viral video. Meanwhile, Molly has a frightening vision that could predict a bleak future. Can the team cure the curse before it takes over town?

star 7.62
1201 votes
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#27 - Shibboleth

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 4 - Episode 17

When Phoebe Morton is murdered on the phone with a 911 operator, Goren and Eames take the case and soon realize Morton is one of five women murdered with a similar bent, the killer known as Body By Jake (B.B.J.). Their investigation leads them to Keith Durbin, a recently released parolee who seems to be perfect. Goren has his suspicions about Durbin, who doesn't seem right to him, and when they learn that there are similar killings going much further back, Goren and Eames soon focus their attention on a new suspect, and soon realize that even though he's not guilty, Durbin is the key.

star 7.62
75 votes

#28 - Dead

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 2 - Episode 1

The murder of a mortician and the discovery of corpses at a crematorium lead the detectives to a family man claiming to have a consulting business but suspected of being a contract killer with a penchant for perfection. Goren attempts to prove this by setting up a scheme that puts his "fear of making a mistake" in jeopardy.

star 7.62
131 votes
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Wrongful Life

#29 - Wrongful Life

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 5 - Episode 15

Goren and Eames investigate the death of Eric Newsome, an urban explorer who was found in a water tower. During their investigation, they learn that Eric had been looking into the files of Dr. Everett Janns, an OB/GYN who had examined his sister Nikki's boyfriend Drew's mother years earlier when she had been carrying his sister Lisa. Lisa Ramsey was born with spina bifida, and Victoria Carson was suing her primary OB/GYN, Dr. Dominic McKenna, with a wrongful life suit, charging that he did not perform the necessary tests needed to establish whether or not her child had spina bifida, which would have influenced whether or not she had an abortion.

star 7.62
67 votes
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Cuba Libre

#30 - Cuba Libre

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 2 - Episode 16

After the trophy wife of a recently released prison inmate is murdered, Goren plays on the man's paranoia to find a connection to another inmate with a hit list.

star 7.58
76 votes
Gone Fishing

#31 - Gone Fishing

Kidnapped Season 1 - Episode 8

Virgil tries to find Leopold on his own. The kidnappers are forced to move after being questioned by the Mexican police. Conrad goes to the funeral for the man he's accused of killing.

star 7.56
11 votes
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The Pilgrim

#32 - The Pilgrim

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 2 - Episode 8

The detectives are called to investigate the adult daughter of a retired officer which takes them to a case of terrorism involving someone she knew that includes a shipment of explosives.

star 7.55
89 votes

#33 - Dolls

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 4 - Episode 7

When the decomposing body of sexually molested five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson and Stabler's investigation leads them to the painful reality that they are searching for a serial pedophile as they race to save the life of his latest victim. As the mother of the missing girl frantically awaits news of her daughter's whereabouts, she must reconcile the fact that her own recent bout with addiction may have played a part in her daughter's fate.

star 7.55
195 votes
Tunnel Vision

#34 - Tunnel Vision

Trauma Season 1 - Episode 11

Nancy's claustrophobia puts her patient at risk while Rabbit assists an injured bank robber.

star 7.52
25 votes
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Stone Cold

#35 - Stone Cold

Detroit 1-8-7 Season 1 - Episode 16

When the detectives investigate the murder of a college student, a former rival of Stone's surfaces as a possible suspect.

star 7.50
23 votes
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By Perjury

#36 - By Perjury

Law & Order Season 19 - Episode 9

The murder of the plaintiff in a high-profile lawsuit against a major airline leads detectives to a defense attorney (Dallas Roberts) who is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his big payday.

star 7.49
86 votes

#37 - Bombshell

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 6 - Episode 20

A woman who married a billionaire winds up dead under mysterious circumstances shortly after her son dies.

star 7.48
54 votes
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Go Getters

#38 - Go Getters

The Walking Dead Season 7 - Episode 5

Saddled with grief and surrounded by enemies, members of the group try to find safety at the Hilltop before it's too late.

star 7.43
11726 votes
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Human Flesh Search Engine

#39 - Human Flesh Search Engine

Law & Order Season 20 - Episode 6

Bernard becomes the target of a dangerous website that is partly responsible for a homicide the detectives are investigating

star 7.40
99 votes
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#40 - Angelgrove

Law & Order Season 18 - Episode 13

A terrorist organization seems to be tied in with the violent death of an art dealer, until the victim's troubled son with ties to a fanatic religious group is investigated.

star 7.35
72 votes
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#41 - F.P.S

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 3 - Episode 10

Goren reaches into his own experience working with a partner to solve the murder of a gamer who appears to be connected to a network of thieves using spyware to commit fraud. Eames gives birth.

star 7.24
72 votes
Slight of Hand

#42 - Slight of Hand

Happy Town Season 1 - Episode 4

Clues point to the return of the elusive Magic Man; Tommy finds an unlikely ally while searching for his wife; gruesome evidence could be good news for many of Haplin's families.

star 7.16
41 votes
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#43 - Palimpsest

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 - Episode 14

Nichols takes a very personal interest in a case that turns out to have many layers when an old friend is murdered, and somehow the reclusive book dealer's troubled daughter is also involved.

star 6.98
75 votes
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