The BEST episodes directed by David Carson

All Good Things... (2)
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8.59
983 votes

#1 - All Good Things... (2)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Episode 26

Stardate: 47988.1 - After his encounter with Q, Picard assembles the senior staff, and wonders if Q is actually giving him a chance to save humanity by showing him that the spatial anomaly also exists in the past...

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
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8.33
3 votes

#2 - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

L.A. Law - Season 4 - Episode 3

Kuzak weighs the testimony of sympathetic witnesses to clear his client; Becker tries to clear the air with an unhappy divorce client; a sympathetic Rollins takes the case of an elderly woman being steamrolled by an insurance company.

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The Six Napoleons
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8.20
165 votes

#3 - The Six Napoleons

Sherlock Holmes (1984) - Season 3 - Episode 7

Holmes is curious about a series of attacks on figures of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte around London. One such incident leads to a violent death, and he investigates. Lestrade sees an Italian connection and proposes to focus Scotland Yard's attention on the Italian quarter of London, but Holmes is more interested in Chiswick.

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The Resident Patient
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8.18
144 votes

#4 - The Resident Patient

Sherlock Holmes (1984) - Season 2 - Episode 4

Dr Trevelyan calls on Holmes on behalf of his friend Blessington, after a Russian father and son vanish during a consultation. Blessington knows of no one who wishes him ill, but he is found hanged the next day. Holmes investigates, with advice from Watson.

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The Musgrave Ritual
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8.16
138 votes

#5 - The Musgrave Ritual

Sherlock Holmes (1984) - Season 3 - Episode 3

Holmes and Watson are staying with Reginald Musgrave, the head of an ancient Sussex family, when his butler, Brunton, suddenly disappears. Brunton (something of a ladykiller and a highly educated man) had been taking an interest in an ancient family tradition called 'the Musgrave Ritual', which centres on a Carolingian riddle. And then a second member of the household vanishes, equally suddenly. The old riddle proves to be the key to tracing the butler's body and finding the treasure the dead man was after - the crown jewels lost in the English Civil War. And as so often, it's a case of 'cherchez la femme'.

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Part 2
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8.09
94 votes

#6 - Part 2

The 10th Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 2

Virginia is hiding from the Troll kids at her grandma's, while Tony is busy with his new servants. The Trolls are still trapped in the broken elevator, and they are trying to find a way to break "the spell" they think Virginia cast on them. Wolf finds Virginia and Prince at her Grandma’s. He tries to eat Virginia’s Grandma but decides he can’t when he meets Virginia. Virginia escapes with Prince by pushing Wolf through a window. Wolf then visits a shrink to try and decide if he is in love with Virginia or if he just wants to eat her.

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Pilot (2)
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8.08
83 votes

#7 - Pilot (2)

Odyssey 5 - Season 1 - Episode 2

Five astronauts are sole survivors of an inexplicable apocalyptic event that caused Earth to suddenly blow up. An alien AI construct that's investigating similar incidents arrives and sends them five years into the past to stop the event.

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Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure
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8.08
13 votes

#8 - Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure

Doogie Howser, M.D. - Season 1 - Episode 19

Doogie is just about as cool as a guy can get, thanks to fashion advice from the super-cool Griffin, who also thinks it's cool when Doogie "borrows" his father's BMW.

Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down
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8.07
14 votes

#9 - Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down

Doogie Howser, M.D. - Season 2 - Episode 10

After Janine breaks up with him, Vinnie is not very thankful on Thanksgiving.

Part 1
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8.02
188 votes

#10 - Part 1

The 10th Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 1

Thanks to Relish the Troll King, the Evil Queen is once again free, and she has a trap ready for Prince Wendell. Her dog transforms into Prince Wendell and Prince Wendell becomes a dog. While trying to escape, the real Prince Wendell accidentally turns on a magic mirror, and runs away into 10th kingdom. Virginia hits him with her bicycle, feeling bad about hitting a dog; she takes him to work with her. Wolf and Relish the Troll Kings kids are after the real Prince, and they are looking all over New York for him.

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Crossed Swords
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8.00
3 votes

#11 - Crossed Swords

Bergerac - Season 6 - Episode 2

When members of two feuding families decide to settle their differences with an old-fashioned duel, Jim ends up with a murder to investigate.

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Yesterday's Enterprise
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7.95
2470 votes

#12 - Yesterday's Enterprise

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Episode 15

Stardate: 43625.2 A rift in the space/time continuum brings the U.S.S. Enterprise - C forward into the 24th Century, and alters the timeline. In this future, the Federation is at war with the Klingons, Tasha Yar is on the bridge, Worf did not join the Federation, and only Guinan's unique perception of reality may restore the timeline.

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Pilot (1)
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7.93
239 votes

#13 - Pilot (1)

Odyssey 5 - Season 1 - Episode 1

Five astronauts are sole survivors of an inexplicable apocalyptic event that caused Earth to suddenly blow up. An alien AI construct that's investigating similar incidents arrives and sends them five years into the past to stop the event.

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Galileo Was Right
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7.92
189 votes

#14 - Galileo Was Right

From the Earth to the Moon - Season 1 - Episode 10

Politics were the force behind going to the moon, but some actually wanted to learn something from the experience.

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The Body in Question
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7.83
189 votes

#15 - The Body in Question

Northern Exposure - Season 3 - Episode 6

Chris' discovery of the frozen body of a Napoleonic Frenchman raises many questions for Joel, has Maurice dreaming of the economic benefits for Cicely, Shelly worrying over fertility and Holling confessing over his despicable ancestors.

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The Leaving Song
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7.80
549 votes

#16 - The Leaving Song

One Tree Hill - Season 1 - Episode 21

Lucas is shocked to learn that Dan once asked Karen for joint custody of Lucas when he was a baby. Meanwhile, Peyton panics after Nicki kidnaps Jake’s baby while she is babysitting.

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The Blue Carbuncle
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7.75
248 votes

#17 - The Blue Carbuncle

Sherlock Holmes (1984) - Season 1 - Episode 7

A plumber, John Horner, is arrested just before Christmas and charged with stealing a famous jewel, the Blue Carbuncle, from Lady Morcar. He denies the theft - but he has a criminal record, and all the evidence is against him. After Holmes's doorman finds the Carbuncle in a Christmas goose, Holmes uses an old hat to track the goose to a poultry dealer, then traps the servant who stole the jewel and framed the plumber. The Blue Carbuncle has a dark history, and the stone features in the programme's opening credits with turbulent scenes from its past.

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Suddenly Everything Has Changed
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7.74
627 votes

#18 - Suddenly Everything Has Changed

One Tree Hill - Season 1 - Episode 15

After his near-death experience, Lucas decides he made the wrong choice between Brooke and Peyton so he breaks things off with Brooke and secretly rekindles his romance with Peyton. However, the truth becomes obvious after he is rushed to the emergency room again and the girls come face to face in the hospital. Meanwhile, unable to pay his mortgage after paying Lucas' hospital bill, Keith puts his garage up for sale.

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Emissary (1)
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7.66
2527 votes

#19 - Emissary (1)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 1 - Episode 1

Stardate: 46379.1 - A new crew is assigned to a former Cardassian space station: Deep Space Nine. It is a joint Federation/Bajoran force, with Commander Sisko in charge, but his life is dramatically changed when he is declared the emissary to the prophets by a Bajoran priest.

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Facade
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7.63
893 votes

#20 - Facade

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 3

Abigail, an ugly high school girl, gets plastic surgery from her surgeon-mother to boost her popularity. However, her beauty hides a dark secret - when she kisses someone they're inflicted with life-threatening hallucinations. When Lana sees Abigail with one of her victims, she becomes the next target.

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Redemption (2)
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7.62
2024 votes

#21 - Redemption (2)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Episode 1

Stardate: 45020.4 - Picard suspects a Romulan influence in the recent Klingon civil war, and must force the Federation to intervene before the Empire collapses.

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Crash Into You
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7.60
714 votes

#22 - Crash Into You

One Tree Hill - Season 1 - Episode 4

Haley convinces Lucas to go with the team to an after-party at Nathan's beach house in the hopes that the guys will become closer. When Lucas sees the wealth that was denied him, he finally confronts his mother about why she let Dan ignore them. Meanwhile, when Nathan's mom returns home to find a very angry son, she turns to Karen for advice.

Russian Flu
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7.60
342 votes

#23 - Russian Flu

Northern Exposure - Season 1 - Episode 5

A virulent strain of flu, whose only treatment is a smelly Indian concoction brewed up by Marilyn, keeps Joel from enjoying a visit by Elaine, his New York fiancée who is developing a friendship with Maggie.

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Slow Dance
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7.58
187 votes

#24 - Slow Dance

Northern Exposure - Season 2 - Episode 7

The infamous O'Connell curse seems to have claimed another victim when a falling satellite hits Rick. Maurice has mixed feelings about selling some property for an outrageously high price to a couple he disapproves of, and Shelly becomes confused when Holling is really enjoying his reunion with an old lady friend from his distant past.

Devoted
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7.57
862 votes

#25 - Devoted

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 4

Clark decides to join the football team over Jonathan's wishes and gets the starting quarterback position when his predecessor attacks Jason over a girl. Clark and Lois investigate and discover that the cheerleaders are using kryptonite in the team's water supply to turn them into obedient mindless boyfriends.

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Extreme Measures
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7.52
44 votes

#26 - Extreme Measures

Martial Law - Season 1 - Episode 6

The murder of a DA leads to the Sammo and his colleagues uncovering a lawyer who hires a gang to steal prosecution evidence.

Emissary (2)
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7.52
948 votes

#27 - Emissary (2)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 1 - Episode 2

Stardate: 46379.1 - A new crew is assigned to a former Cardassian space station: Deep Space Nine. It is a joint Federation/Bajoran force, with Commander Sisko in charge, but his life is dramatically changed when he is declared the emissary to the prophets by a Bajoran priest.

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Storm Front
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7.51
415 votes

#28 - Storm Front

The Dresden Files - Season 1 - Episode 8

We are introduced to Harry Dresden, private detective and practicing wizard. When he tries to help the Chicago Police Department solve a grisly murder, he finds himself the target of a homicidal magician. And as if that isn't bad enough, the High Council of wizards begins to think that he is falling to the dark side, so he must elude them as well. Now he must stop the murderer and clear his name before his time runs out.

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The Pay's Lousy, But the Tips Are Great
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7.50
2 votes

#29 - The Pay's Lousy, But the Tips Are Great

L.A. Law - Season 4 - Episode 10

Sifuentes's representation of a woman in a sexual harassment case against the federal judge for whom she clerked stirs up some emotional issues about Allison's rape which, despite their best efforts, the couple can't seem to resolve; Markowitz represents an elderly mohel being sued for malpractice; Becker is greeted coldly upon his return to the firm, and must face a hurt and angry Stulwicz; Rosalind subtly pits McKenzie and Brackman against each other as she secretly undermines them to poach their major clients.

Scare
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7.44
827 votes

#30 - Scare

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 10

A Luthorcorp experiment is released into the atmosphere - a toxin that causes its victims to hallucinate their worst fear. Chloe, Clark, Lana, and Jason all fall fictim to the toxin, and Lex, desperate to find a cure, takes a dangerous antidote. Meanwhile, Lionel is released from prison and his conviction overturned thanks to a mysterious benefactor.

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Rogue
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7.42
1091 votes

#31 - Rogue

Smallville - Season 1 - Episode 9

The secret is out - perhaps. Clark performs a lifesaving act of super heroism, thinking there are no witnesses. But a nearby cop sees everything, and he has blackmail in mind.

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Impostors
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7.42
45 votes

#32 - Impostors

Nash Bridges - Season 4 - Episode 2

Nash and Joe are the targets of a bail bondsman, who bails out small time thugs and uses them as assassins. Nash and Joe also open up a new detective agency; Bridges & Dominguez - - their first case is finding the stolen wig of a Cher impersonator. Harvey and Evan's friendship is tested when Evan sells Harvey a faulty washing machine.

Destiny
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7.39
95 votes

#33 - Destiny

Witchblade - Season 2 - Episode 2

Using the powers of the Witchblade, Sara saves the life of her partner, Danny Woo. But when Irons procures an ancient weapon, can she save herself as the battle for the Witchblade turns into a fight to the death?

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A Competitive Edge
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7.30
124 votes

#34 - A Competitive Edge

Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 2 - Episode 20

Brandon joins the track team, bumping Steve from the sprint relay. Many of his teammates dislike Brandon because he wrote negative articles about the football team. Brandon considers quitting the paper because he is tired of tearing people apart. Several of the athletes are taking steroids to improve their performance. They ask Steve to participate in their 'program,' which causes him to develop mood swings. Brandon and Andrea decide to conduct an investigation, and Kelly's friend Kyle provides them with details. The track coach cancels all practices until the steroid users come forward. The other guys suspect that Steve was Brandon's source, and threaten to beat him up unless he takes the rap. Brandon allows Brenda to drive his car, but she gets into an accident. The other driver claims to have developed whiplash, and files a lawsuit. Brenda foils her plans when she catches her dancing in her living room. Music: 'Games People Play' by Joe South, 'Backfield in Motion' by Mel and Tim.

The Alternate
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7.20
1307 votes

#35 - The Alternate

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 - Episode 12

Dr. Mora Pol, who first studied Odo as an infant, announces that he may have found Odo's homeworld in the Gamma Quadrant.

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The Game
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7.18
56 votes

#36 - The Game

Alien Nation - Season 1 - Episode 10

George is confronted with his past as a slave on the spaceship, when it appears that an old Russian Roulette style game he was once forced to play has returned. Will George take revenge for his brother, who died being hit by a bolt of salt water while playing the game on the ship?

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The Twins, the Trustee, and the Very Big Trip
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7.13
155 votes

#37 - The Twins, the Trustee, and the Very Big Trip

Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 3 - Episode 2

Kelly bonds with her baby sister, Erin. She bows out of a six-week trip to study in Paris with Donna because she wants to spend time with her family. Brenda and Dylan clash over their new living arrangements. Cindy and Brandon realize that Brenda is unhappy, but she is too stubborn to give in. Jim threatens to freeze Dylan's account unless he helps convince Brenda to accept a trip to Paris. Dylan persuades Brenda to go because he believes it is a great opportunity for her. Jim makes amends with Brenda before she and Donna leave for Paris. Steve and Brandon get dates with visiting identical twins. Steve's date experiences a series of health problems (food poisoning, allergies), so he tries to dump her for her sister. The girls switch places to get revenge on him.

Dax
star
7.09
1676 votes

#38 - Dax

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 1 - Episode 8

Stardate: 46910.1 - Jadzia Dax is accused of a murder committed by her symbiont in another lifetime.

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The Enemy
star
7.07
2124 votes

#39 - The Enemy

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Episode 7

Stardate:43349.2 A blind Geordie is trapped on a hazardous planet with a paranoid and severely injured Romulan. In orbit, a Romulan Warbird is preventing the Enterprise from attempting a rescue mission.

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Gimmee, Gimmee
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6.97
78 votes

#40 - Gimmee, Gimmee

Alien Nation - Season 1 - Episode 20

George (Eric Pierpoint) searches for the killer of a Newcomer corporate executive (David Selburg) who invented a durable synthetic fabric.

Lie Harder
star
6.75
3 votes

#41 - Lie Harder

L.A. Law - Season 5 - Episode 3

An unexpected witness emerges in the Chisholm case; the parents of an emotionally disturbed adopted son seek relief through the courts; Melman refuses to do personal errands for Hammond.

Move Along Home
star
6.59
1620 votes

#42 - Move Along Home

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 1 - Episode 10

Stardate: Unknown - Quark is forced to play a game by the Wadi, a newly encountered species, and the lives of the crew depend on the outcome.

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Dances with Sharks
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4.33
2 votes

#43 - Dances with Sharks

L.A. Law - Season 5 - Episode 13

A jog in a white neighborhood lands Rollins in jail as a rape suspect; C.J.'s client goes before a Navajo tribal court to get her son back from his father; Brackman moves to sue a tabloid.

Loaded Question
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0.00
0 votes

#44 - Loaded Question

Life Goes On - Season 3 - Episode 9

The thatcher household is burglarized. Suspicions center on an Africa-American welder named Marquis ( another aquaintance of Paige's, he taught her how to weld.) Drew and Libby debate over whether having a gun is the best thing to do. Corky and Arnold are alone watching (what else, a cop show) when Corky hears sounds from outside. He gets the gun, goes outside in that sneaky cop fashion (emulating the show) and fires. Turns out Marquis was returning something, and the family realizes how much they overreacted.

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Heart and Soul
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0.00
0 votes

#45 - Heart and Soul

Sisters - Season 2 - Episode 20

Teddy tries romance with a recovering alcoholic; Wade shells out to get Alex back; Georgie is jealous of John's singing partner, Fern.

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