The Best Episodes Directed by David Barrett
#1 - Sacrifice
Arrow Season 1 - Episode 23
Oliver and Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel. After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea races to find Roy, inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm’s devious plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade and Shado are locked in a life-or-death struggle against Fyers as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner.
#2 - Kill Shot
Castle (2009) Season 4 - Episode 9
A sniper on a killing spree is terrorizing New York City. With the clock ticking down to the next murder and nothing to go on except a killer with no apparent motive but to instill terror, this could prove the team's toughest case yet. The hunt is made even more complicated when Beckett begins to experience increasingly strong moments of PTSD - moments she tries hard to hide from Castle and the detectives.
#3 - My Aim is True
Blue Bloods Season 8 - Episode 22
When a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison, Danny and Baez wonder if they were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge. Also, Frank combats the guilt he feels about these innocent men unfairly serving nine years in prison, and Jamie and Eddie find themselves in a life-threatening situation.
#4 - Something Blue
Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 22
As Jamie and Eddie’s wedding day approaches, Erin interviews a witness whose story leads her to doubt Eddie’s honesty, as she took his initial statement. Also, Danny and Baez unravel the complicated love life of a young man who was murdered, and Frank squabbles with his top brass while worrying about the toast he’ll deliver at the rehearsal dinner.
#6 - Clash of the Tritons
Veronica Mars Season 1 - Episode 12
When a family accuses Veronica of providing a fake ID to their son, now in an alcohol-induced coma, and files suit, the search to find who's really responsible leads Veronica to a clandestine, exclusive organization operating on Neptune High's campus with a possible connection to Duncan. Meanwhile, Aaron Echolls hires Keith to find out who's been supplying pictures to the tabloids that have humiliated his wife Lynn. Later, Veronica bugs Ms. James' office to eavesdrop on grief counseling sessions, and learns some surprising information about her friends.
#7 - Daniela
Cold Case Season 2 - Episode 3
Lilly and Valens reopen a presumed homicide from 1979 in which an unidentified victim's blood-drenched shoes, underwear and sheets were found in a trash bag, but no body. The investigation begins when a battered wife accuses her husband of murdering a girl in 1979 and brings in an amateur film from the time that supposedly shows him committing the crime.
#9 - Run
Smallville Season 4 - Episode 5
Jonathan's wallet is stolen by a super-speed thief, Bart Allen, who is faster then Clark. Bart comes to the farm and becomes friends with Clark, but Bart returns to crime when he sees an ancient manuscript that Lex has. As Clark soon realizes, the manuscript holds a map to one of the kryptonian crystals and he must go up against Bart to recover it.
#11 - Wannabe
Without a Trace Season 2 - Episode 15
A 12 year old boy (Jake Thomas) goes missing. The team discovers that the boy had a rough 24 hours leading up to his disappearance. He disappeared in the middle of the school day, the only clues a broken miror, a discarded hall pass, and blood on the wall....until a picture of him is sent around the school.
#13 - After Hours
Castle (2009) Season 5 - Episode 8
In the aftermath of a disastrous "Meet the Parents" dinner, a bickering Castle and Beckett are sent to retrieve the only witness to a murder, but they get ambushed and are forced to take the witness on the run. Stranded in the middle of the night in a bad part of town, with no phone, badge or gun, Castle and Beckett must find a way to protect him from a team of mobsters -- that is, if they don't kill each other first.
#16 - Blues
Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 15
While off duty, Danny encounters a gas station robbery in progress and is forced to use his weapon, leaving him shaken and his family and co-workers concerned. Also, Eddie apprehends a turnstile jumper who pleads for leniency by offering information on a missing weapon that’s vital to one of Erin’s cases, and Frank learns that a top officer in his department has a dark past.
#17 - The Thin Blue Line
Blue Bloods Season 7 - Episode 22
In the season finale, when Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, he becomes a target when they come back for revenge. Also, Jamie works independently to track down a serial killer who preys on the elderly.
#18 - Justice Served
Blue Bloods Season 4 - Episode 8
Following Frank’s dinner with mob lawyer Angelo Gallo, Gallo is shot, and Frank narrowly escapes with his own life. Meanwhile, Danny is called for jury duty, and winds up being the sole dissenting opinion in a murder trial.
#20 - Playing with Fire
Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 1
Danny takes on a personal case involving a drug cartel member who he believes is responsible for torching his house. Erin is given a promotion in the DA’s office but finds herself in a challenging situation when both Danny and Jamie ask her for help with their investigations. Frank and Jaime have a disagreement when Jamie refuses to stop riding with Eddie.
#22 - Knuckle Up
Cold Case Season 4 - Episode 12
When a video clip of a missing student is found on the Internet, the team re-investigates the case of a talented 17-year-old boy who disappeared just a year before in early 2006.
#23 - One Life to Lose
Castle (2009) Season 3 - Episode 18
Castle and Beckett investigate the axe murder of the head writer for a long time New York soap opera. Everyone is suspect when it's discovered that the action behind the scenes plays out as good as the on-air storylines.
#24 - The Art of War (2)
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 22
When a member of the Reagan clan is shot, Danny’s tries to track down the gang member responsible, without letting his emotions get the best of him. Also, he must get creative in order to bring in witnesses, in the conclusion of the two-part fifth season finale.
#25 - By Hook or By Crook
Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 7
Things get personal for Danny when Luis Delgado—the drug cartel hitman responsible for torching his house—resurfaces. An attack on an officer in the line of duty directly impacts a member of Frank’s team. Eddie reluctantly introduces Jamie to her mother. Erin deals with the consequences of her new role as boss.
#26 - Swan Song
Castle (2009) Season 5 - Episode 7
When the lead guitarist of a rock band is murdered, the documentary crew that were following the band turn their cameras on Castle, Beckett and the team as they try to solve the case. The result is a documentary style episode of "Castle," which offers us a unique glimpse at our characters as they navigate a world that goes far beyond the rock & roll stage.
#28 - Common Enemies
Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 19
After someone breaks into Luis Delgado’s home and kills his wife, Luis and Danny team up to take down the vicious murderer who may also be responsible for Linda’s death. Also, Frank finally meets Eddie’s mother, Lena, and Jamie and Erin are at odds after Jamie seeks her help charging a man who confessed to him while under the influence.
#29 - Risk Management
Blue Bloods Season 8 - Episode 19
Danny and Baez race to find a missing girl who will die within 72 hours without her heart medication. Also, Jamie and Eddie are on the wrong side of an investigation after engaging in a car chase, Frank, Garrett and Gormley investigate the rise in the settlement of lawsuits against cops, and Sean wins an essay contest and receives a medal from former New York City Mayor David Dinkins.
#32 - Honor Thy Father
Arrow Season 1 - Episode 2
Oliver heads to the courthouse to get his death certificate repealed and is pleasantly surprised to run into Laurel, who is there prosecuting Martin Somers, a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad. Oliver recognizes Martin’s name from his father’s book and sets his sights on taking him down. Martin orders the Triad to “take care of” Laurel so they send their top mercenary – China White – after her. Meanwhile, Moira and Walter ask Oliver to take over the company.
#33 - Going Home
Under the Dome Season 2 - Episode 7
As Barbie descends further into the mysterious tunnel in hope of finding Sam, he comes across a world filled with unanswered questions.
#37 - Paint It Red
The Mentalist Season 1 - Episode 13
While it appears obvious that a business tycoon's son-in-law was in on the robbery of a $50 million painting since his body is found where the painting once hung, Patrick Jane suspects others, including a Russian oil baron, an art forger and an art curator.
#39 - Flesh
Eleventh Hour (US) Season 1 - Episode 9
Dr. Jacob Hood must find the cure and the cause of a deadly flesh eating bacteria when a group of spring break students become mysteriously exposed.
#40 - Personal Business
Blue Bloods Season 7 - Episode 8
After Emily Harrison tells Danny and Baez she’s concerned her abusive ex-boyfriend will repeat his behavior with his new girlfriend, Emily becomes the prime suspect when he’s murdered. Also, Eddie gets jealous when Jamie lets a young woman crash at his apartment, and Frank must decide how to discipline a sergeant after he fails to intercede during an armed robbery while off duty,
#41 - Suicide Squeeze
Castle (2009) Season 2 - Episode 15
A beloved former major league baseball player is found dead after a goodwill trip to Cuba. The investigation, which includes running into Joe Torre, leads the detectives into New York's Cuban community to solve the murder. Meanwhile, Alexis' genealogy project forces Castle to consider the identity of his unknown father.
#42 - Phoenix
Nikita Season 1 - Episode 8
Division sends Thom to eliminate Anna, a woman who was having a secret affair with a U.S. Senator. Division agrees to cover up any trace of the affair as long as the Senator agrees to help pass a bill that will continue to fund the agency. Nikita, with Alex's help, attempts to reach out to Anna's parents, but the conversation doesn't go as she expected.
#43 - Partners
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 1
As Danny and Baez escort confiscated drugs to a remote location for incineration, their convoy is attacked and Baez is seriously injured, leaving Danny to track down the drug cartel responsible. Frank must carefully navigate personal and political waters when an exemplary lieutenant’s actions cause controversy for the NYPD.
#44 - Unwritten Rules
Blue Bloods Season 4 - Episode 1
When an armed robbery ends with the death of a police officer, Frank makes it a mission for the NYPD to bring the suspect to justice. However, tensions run high in the Reagan household when Erin drops the charges and releases the suspect due to lack of evidence.
#45 - Insult to Injury
Blue Bloods Season 4 - Episode 16
When Danny takes a call from a woman who is threatening to kill herself along with the man who killed her parents in a drunk driving accident, he rushes to find her. Meanwhile, Frank accompanies his grandson, Sean, on a class field trip and struggles to get the lead chaperone to loosen the reigns so the kids can have fun.
#46 - Blank Generation
Cold Case Season 2 - Episode 11
The team re-opens the case of Matthew Adams, a teen-aged cult member who apparently committed suicide back in 1978, when his sister comes forth with new evidence about the deprogrammer her family hired to rescue her brother.
#47 - The Bogeyman
Blue Bloods Season 4 - Episode 12
When Danny learns from Nicky that there’s a deadly new brand of heroin hitting the streets, he begins an all-out manhunt for the distributor. Meanwhile, Frank pulls out all the stops to assist in getting the drugs off the street.
#49 - Unforgiven
Supernatural Season 6 - Episode 13
Sam starts to have flashbacks to a case he worked on with Samuel before he reconnected with Dean. Sam receives a mysterious text with coordinates to a small town, so the brothers decide to investigate. Dean is surprised when the townspeople start telling him some of the things Sam did while he lived there.
#52 - The Greater Good
Blue Bloods Season 7 - Episode 1
In the season 7 opener, Evidence against Danny surfaces when the attorney general’s office reviews his shooting of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie deal with a high-profile drunken driver; and a slain cop’s widow asks Frank for a favor.
#54 - Disrupted
Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 11
Frank questions whether a run-in with community activists was an accident or a setup. Also, Jamie strives to rely less on Frank’s input to makes decisions, Erin helps Anthony protect his daughter and ex-wife from a dangerous psychiatric patient, and Danny and his neighbor size each other up when they learn their kids are dating.
#55 - Common Ground
Blue Bloods Season 8 - Episode 7
A case turns personal for Danny when he works to protect a nurse, from her violent ex-boyfriend. Also, Shelly Wayne, an acquaintance of Frank’s, comes to him with a theory regarding the death of an inmate and Jamie and Eddie help deliver a baby.
#56 - The L.A.
The O.C. Season 1 - Episode 22
Operation Protect Marissa! Seth and Ryan plan to keep Marissa from finding out about her mom's affair. It also becomes Operation Rescue Hailey when they inadvertently attend a Hollywood party where she's a stripper.
#57 - Shoot the Messenger
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 7
Frank is blindsided during an on-air interview when he and the interim District Attorney disagree over an issue. Meanwhile, Danny’s new boss rides along with him, but their methods and personalities clash as they investigate a drive-by shooting.
#58 - Out of the Blue
Blue Bloods Season 8 - Episode 4
Danny and Baez work the case of a detective who was gunned down prior to testifying against a career criminal. Also, Frank personally investigates when Garrett is attacked by a SWAT team outside his home, and Erin brings in a confidential informant against Anthony’s wishes.
#59 - A Deep Blue Goodbye
Blue Bloods Season 7 - Episode 18
An ex-NYPD officer goes missing the day after she reveals to Danny her plans to make amends to the woman she and her partner wrongfully convicted years ago. Frank faces a dilemma when one of his peers refuses to retire.
#60 - Baby Blues
Cold Case Season 4 - Episode 4
Lilly re-investigates a 1982 case where a newborn baby died under suspicious circumstances of what was reported as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
#61 - Under the Gun
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 9
As Danny and Baez investigate the murders of three prominent community leaders who appear to be the casualties of hate crimes, Frank meets with a group who wants to make sure these incidents are not taken lightly. After Linda is mugged, she decides she wants to carry a gun, even against Danny’s wishes.
#62 - Saints of Imperfection
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 - Episode 5
Burnham and the crew navigate a dangerous alien landscape in a race against time to save Tilly’s life, but Stamets is not at all prepared for what they find in the process. Section 31 is assigned to help track down Spock, much to Pike’s dismay.
#63 - Leap of Faith
Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 13
When a rich woman dies of a heart attack, her eccentric daughter claims that she received a message from God, who told her that her stepfather actually murdered her. Meanwhile, the archbishop wants Frank’s support for the canonization of a local priest, but a reluctant Frank takes it upon himself to investigate a rumor that the priest went too far when protesting the Vietnam War.
#64 - The Bullitt Mustang
Blue Bloods Season 6 - Episode 7
Danny and Baez investigate the theft of the only remaining Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the film “Bullitt,” owned by Owen Cairo. Also, Erin is at odds with Frank when she is forced to side with her office after the acting District Attorney orders that a slew of cops be arrested for fixing traffic tickets for their friends.
#65 - The Veteran in a New Field
American Gothic (2016) Season 1 - Episode 10
The city is in a panic after the SBK’s accomplice strikes again. As Alison enlists Brady's help to clear her name and find the real culprit, Tessa suspects that Madeline knows more than she's letting on and Cam is forced to make a decision about Sophie's custody of Jack.
#66 - Last Man Standing
Jake 2.0 Season 1 - Episode 6
After being told not to go, Jake attends his best friend's wedding. He should have listened to the NSA, because Jake didn't go alone. An assassin follows him at the wedding, and creates a dangerous situation for himself and his friends.
#67 - Hard Bargain
Blue Bloods Season 7 - Episode 16
When Linda’s brother, Jimmy (Kevin Dillon), gets into trouble with the mob, he begs Danny to help him stay safe until it blows over. Also, Frank faces a public relations nightmare when the lawyer of a wrongfully arrested man demands that NYPD records be made public.
#68 - Birth Pangs
V (2009) Season 2 - Episode 7
Erica, seeking revenge against Anna, heads to Hong Kong to carry out a mission to strike a lethal blow against Anna. Meanwhile, Anna learns that Tyler's phosphorous level is too low - even after the Red Rain -- and he might become useless to her; and Lisa and Diana bond, beginning to form an alliance against Anna.
#69 - Down the Rabbit Hole
Blue Bloods Season 6 - Episode 20
When serial killer Thomas Wilder (Louis Cancelmi) attaches a message to his latest victim that taunts Danny, their deadly game of cat and mouse becomes personal for Danny.
#71 - Legacy
Blue Bloods Season 8 - Episode 15
Danny considers taking a new job that would ease his financial struggles after investigating the death of a wealthy man. Also, Nicky tries to avoid involving her family when she is sexually harassed by her boss at her new internship.
#72 - Secrets and Lies
Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 9
When Danny and Kate come up empty-handed with leads for a shooting, Linda helps make a break in the case when she overhears the victim telling his priest who is responsible. Meanwhile, Henry is mugged at an ATM, which sends Jamie into a rage as he tries to track down the assailant.
#75 - Fresh Start
Blue Bloods Season 6 - Episode 15
Erin is overwhelmed with guilt after a man she set free is accused of killing a cop. Also, Frank and Mayor Poole continue their game of political chicken over Frank’s reappointment as commissioner, and Danny and Baez investigate a case of a cop who has gone AWOL.
#76 - Occupational Hazards
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 17
Erin is rattled when an unknown assailant breaks into her apartment and also attacks her co-worker. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie discover a pipe bomb in an elderly woman’s apartment, and Frank looks into a charity that is soliciting money for the NYPD.
#79 - Arms and the Girl
Jake 2.0 Season 1 - Episode 4
The NSA assigns Jake to a routine surveillance gig of an arms dealer's gorgeous daughter, Theresa. As soon as sparks fly, Jake is ordered to exploit her feelings so that the NSA can locate her father.
#80 - The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky
Jake 2.0 Season 1 - Episode 5
After capturing a ruthless, wealthy computer terrorist code-name DuMont, Jake convinces the NSA he's the perfect geek for the job of heading overseas to impersonate DuMont and infiltrate his international gang of cyber-terrorists.
#81 - Power Players
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 15
When a star witness in a double murder case drops out, Erin is tasked with bringing a protected mob informant back to New York for a case and keeping him safe. Frank enters into tense negotiations with Mayor Poole about police officer benefits.
#82 - We Can't Win
V (2009) Season 1 - Episode 8
Chad and Anna are in Geneva for the U.N. Energy Summit where Anna is going to present a gift of technology to the world. Meanwhile, Erica learns that the V Task Force is investigating The Fifth Column and Valerie goes on the run, knowing something is different about her baby and not sure she can trust Ryan.
#83 - Town Without Pity
Blue Bloods Season 6 - Episode 18
Frank and Danny work together to help Nick Constantine (Michael Nouri), a rehabilitated ex-con who Frank put away years ago, when Constantine becomes involved in the murder of an old enemy. Also, as Erin prepares for a murder trial, she learns the prosecutor who previously handled the case is withholding the location of the alleged killer so she can interview him on her popular podcast.
#84 - Lucy
Smallville Season 4 - Episode 16
Lucy Lane, Lois' younger sister, comes to Smallville but Clark catches her stealing money from the Talon to pay off a European crime syndicate. Lex offers to help but everything is not what it seems. Meanwhile, a thief breaks into Lana's apartment and steals the crystal, and Jason suspects Lionel.
#85 - Double Agent
Jake 2.0 Season 1 - Episode 12
When a dangerous former KGB spy, Elena Dankova, evades capture by Jake and can't be found, the NSA brings legendary operative Richard "Dick" Foxx out of retirement and pairs him with Jake to track down this Cold War fanatic before she detonates a "dirty" bomb in Washington, D.C.
#86 - In the Box
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 16
When an emotionally distraught man holds Baez hostage at gunpoint in an interrogation room after she served him with a restraining order, Danny must try to meet his demands before he harms her. Frank is faced with a personal and moral dilemma when Garrett asks for help in dropping charges filed against his son.
#87 - The Black Forest
Zoo Season 3 - Episode 9
After Mitch’s alter ego, Mr. Duncan, attacks the team’s plane then flees, Jamie, Abe and Max set out to find him and help.
#89 - Ejecta
Under the Dome Season 3 - Episode 7
As the world outside the Dome is rocked by a catastrophic meteor shower, unexpected alliances form inside the barrier. Eva tries to indoctrinate Barbie deeper into The Kinship and Big Jim and Julia turn to one another while isolated on Bird Island outside of town. Also, Joe is forced to accept help from Sam, the man who killed his sister.
#90 - What Lies Beneath
The Gates Season 1 - Episode 2
Nick investigates the death of the last Chief of Police, disturbed by what he's starting to discover about The Gates. Claire Radcliff deals with the repercussions from her recent transgression, fighting to put the past behind her. At school, Andie struggles to sort out her blossoming feelings for Charlie. And Brett works hard to keep dating Andie while fighting off Lukas' tempting offer to "come running" .
#91 - Strap On
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 11
Deaq’s house is robbed and in the process his maid is shot during the heist. Van and Deaq find out the perpetrators are female and try to get in close to them. Unfortunately for them, this team of burglars are lesbians and their suave nature will have no affect on them. Billie decides that the only way to get close is for her to go undercover and try to catch them in the act herself.
#92 - Alaska
Under the Dome Season 3 - Episode 5
Big Jim and Julia form a tentative alliance to search for proof that will discredit Christine, which leads them to new information about the Dome’s capabilities. Meanwhile, when tensions run high in town and threaten Christine’s leadership, she puts a plan in play that has deadly consequences.
#93 - Dosed (1)
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 21
Van finally get some time for a little R&R, but it’s interrupted when he receives a call telling him he as just been poisoned and has twelve hours to live unless he, Deaq, and Billie complete some tasks for the mysterious caller. The caller seems to know way too much about the three of them and Billie begins to figure out who the caller really is and realizes that the worse is probably yet to come.
#94 - Gower
Melrose Place (2009) Season 1 - Episode 8
Riley helps Jonah film a wedding, but the two get into a big fight in the middle of the ceremony. Putting her relationship with Jonah first, Riley breaks off her friendship with Auggie, who doesn’t take the news very well. Ella discovers Lauren’s expensive new clothing and lingerie plus a large envelope of cash and confronts her roommate about the late nights she’s been working. David fears he may be responsible for Sydney’s death.