The BEST episodes directed by David Jackson

Out of Miami
51 votes

#1 - Out of Miami

Nash Bridges - Season 6 - Episode 15

Nash and a Federal marshal (Philip Michael Thomas) are taken hostage by a Miami drug lord who wants to exchange them for a witness who's scheduled to testify against him in court; Joe tries to get out of being audited by the IRS.

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Jump Start
52 votes

#2 - Jump Start

Nash Bridges - Season 6 - Episode 2

Nash clashes with his new rival, Deputy Chief Max Pettit, who has assigned Cassidy to a dangerous undercover gig involving synthetic diamond smugglers and a deadly assassin working for the South African diamond cartel. Joe tries to back out of the house purchase; Cassidy and her new partner Rachel McCabe join the S.I.U.

5 votes

#3 - Untouchable

The District - Season 3 - Episode 12

One of Vanessa Cavanaugh's students commits what she taught to be a perfect murder. No evidence, no witnesses. After the murder confesses to Temple and Debreno his crime, he starts to play with Mannion, who can't seem to charge him since the confession wasn't recorded. Mannion is out to get him for the murder of the father of 3 children and ends up finding a way to link the suspect to the murder scene. Meanwhile, Parras works on a Jane Doe case and finds the victim's estranged mother; and Kendall finds it difficult to end her relationship with a married man.

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Daughter for Daughter
6 votes

#4 - Daughter for Daughter

The District - Season 2 - Episode 15

Mannion faces off with Putin once again and the stakes are even higher when Putin resurfaces and kidnaps Mannion's daughter! Mannion's initial theory is that Putin wants to trade one daughter for another, but everything changes when the CIA informs Mannion that Putin's daughter, Erin, has disappeared from the Witness Protection Program. Mannion finally finds his dazed and confused daughter, Beth; however, things get more complex when the police find a dead woman, believed to be Erin, in Beth's car trunk. As Beth is arrested for murder, Mannion must prove that his daughter is being set up and the only person who can help him is Putin.

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Foreign Affair
7 votes

#5 - Foreign Affair

The District - Season 2 - Episode 2

Mannion has to handle an international crisis after the son of the Colombian ambassador is discovered to be the main dealer of the heaviest type of heroine yet. Threatened not to do anything about it, Mannion studies the international code for diplomatic immunity and plays around until he gets Eduardo kicked out of school and arrested. Meanwhile, Temple helps a heroin addicted woman; Ella has problems with Ricky after he returns from summer camp; Jack Jr. goes to court for his drug problem and Nancy finds Jack a new assistant.

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Old Wounds
8 votes

#6 - Old Wounds

The District - Season 3 - Episode 6

After a man crashes and dies and the police finds thousands of dollars with him, Mannion and his men start an investigation to prevent the dead guy's old girlfriend from being killed. Turns out an old shooter that killed one of Mannion's friend back in New York years ago is the hired killer they're looking for, and the woman they were protecting was behind the plan to kill her current husband and keep the money. It's Jack's second and final chance to catch the guy. Mannion hires a personal wedding dress designer for Ella, who has second thoughts about her marriage. Nancy is diagnosed with Huntington's disease after falling from a fire escape and suffering a concussion while chasing a criminal.

6 votes

#7 - Rage

The District - Season 3 - Episode 20

After a video where Brander arrests a drug addict is made public and turned into a abuse of power issue, the Mayor demands that Mannion fires Brander, which he refuses to do giving that the man was found innocent. Instantly, a major riot breaks out in the city, with the citizens protesting and attacking the police, demanding that Brander gets fired. Several police cars are bombed and set on fire, and Nancy rescues an officer from an angry riot. He's badly injured, and asks her out when he comes by to pick up his dog. Meanwhile, Temple witnesses his friend Reese die while trying to find the man who shot him. Mannion is trying to save Brander, but when he can no longer live with his guilt he turns in his badge. Unfortunately, the mayor taped Mannion's conversation with Brander over the phone and fired him for obstruction of justice. Late at night, Clive calls him up, saying that Ella died unexpectedly.

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56 votes

#8 - Warplay

Nash Bridges - Season 4 - Episode 8

Nash becomes the objective of mercenaries controlled by a Singapore billionaire and his American counterpart, locked in battle to capture each other's most prized possessions. Bettina wants Joe and Evan to investigate his fiancee's alleged affair.

New Acquaintance
8 votes

#9 - New Acquaintance

Swamp Thing - Season 1 - Episode 10

Jim is feeling lonely and tries to make a new friend when he meets a mysterious young girl in town, named Lily, who invites herself into Jim and Tressa‘s home, and who carries a dark secret.

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The Wind That Blew My Heart Away
409 votes

#10 - The Wind That Blew My Heart Away

One Tree Hill - Season 3 - Episode 13

A violent rainstorm knocks out the power in Tree Hill, leading Haley to Nathan's doorstep and Brooke out into the downpour for a dramatic confrontation with Lucas. Peyton finally confronts the truth about Ellie's illness, while Mouth is tempted by his new friend, Rachel. Before morning, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and new love gets hotter than ever.

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When We Dead Awaken
396 votes

#11 - When We Dead Awaken

The Lying Game - Season 1 - Episode 12

With Sutton’s whereabouts still unknown and a threatening note delivered via Sutton’s signature packaging, Emma is feeling uncertain and on edge. So when she is invited to scout out the University of Texas’s tennis program, Emma surprises her dad and accepts the invite. Nonetheless, Emma can’t escape the fact that her twin may be gone for good. Meanwhile, Rebecca tries to help Char when her mom, Phyllis, has another drinking “episode.”

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Private Lives
1 votes

#12 - Private Lives

Holby City - Season 5 - Episode 37

Proffessor Zubin Khan joins the Holby Team.

To Err Is Human
1 votes

#13 - To Err Is Human

Holby City - Season 5 - Episode 47

Tricia applies to be Ric's PA in order to put some distance between her and Owen. Ric and Zubin become increasingly nervous when it is discovered that the recent enexplained death of Sarah Palmer wasn't due to a faulty morphine pump.

All That You Leave Behind
1 votes

#14 - All That You Leave Behind

Holby City - Season 5 - Episode 48

The health inspectors' report is far from positive, so Helen decides to question the nurses over who is responsible for the gross negligence. Kelly brings up her displeasure with the situation during her interview and ends up blaming Kath—who then suffers the brunt of Helen's bullying tactics as she takes her turn in the hot seat. Elsewhere, Rosie attempts to play Cupid for Mubbs, but things go from bad to worse when he invites his date to a lap-dancing club.

4 votes

#15 - Frostbite

Supah Ninjas - Season 1 - Episode 24

A man named Frostbite (Steve Monroe) starts to capture criminals and do the ninjas' work for them. But Amanda gets suspicious of him when she finds out the police still think they're on the loose. Meanwhile, Amanda tries to help Mike get ready for his date with Julie, telling him about the "hand touch" in which if a girl touches your shoulders she likes you, on your arm, her feelings may change, and on the hand is that she like likes you. While Mike practices what he's gonna say to Julie, she doesn't realize he's actually talking about herself, and once he finishes, she touches his hand and says, "Perfect." After Mike looks down at their hands, Amanda removes her hand, says she has to go, then walks out of the door as quickly as possible. Mike goes on his first date with Julie, with Owen giving him advice through an earpiece. But, he does not realize that Amanda is in trouble when she goes to Frostbite's hideout and finds that he is holding the criminals hostage instead of turning them over to the police, but will running away from Frostbite help Amanda stop him when he traps her in the freezer?

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5 votes

#16 - Tash

Roar - Season 1 - Episode 9

Catlin is possessed by the spirit of her dead sister, Amalia.

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The Runaway Found
436 votes

#17 - The Runaway Found

One Tree Hill - Season 4 - Episode 18

Brooke and Peyton finally rekindle their friendship, Nathan's past mistakes continue to haunt him and Haley, and Lucas hears a shocking confession from the witness to Keith's murder.

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Ghost World
3628 votes

#18 - Ghost World

The Vampire Diaries - Season 3 - Episode 7

As Mystic Falls prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead. After a particularly violent encounter with an angry spirit, Damon asks Bonnie to find the reason behind the ghosts' surprising power. Elena convinces Jeremy to use his connection to the other side to help her find a new way to reach Stefan, leading Jeremy to a terrible choice. Finally, Alaric discovers a long-hidden clue to the past.

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After School Special
16 votes

#19 - After School Special

21 Jump Street - Season 2 - Episode 5

Hanson is unable to keep his mind on the investigation of a shooting of a teacher at an inner city school when he learns that his mother is moving in with her boyfriend.

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14 votes

#20 - Grotesquery

Swamp Thing - Season 1 - Episode 7

Swamp Thing is overcome by toxic waste and falls unconscious where he is found by two clean up men and is sold to a carnival freak show ran by a cruel man in league with Arcane. Jim stumbles by and sees the weakened Swamp Thing in a cage, and he is its only hope to get him back to the swamp to recover.

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133 votes

#21 - Transcendence

Witchblade - Season 1 - Episode 11

Sara's unlikely protector surfaces with a life-threatening passion to watch over her that leads to irrevocable consequences. Sara has no choice but to accept the destiny that comes with wielding the gauntlet and use it to regain what she has lost. But every gain has its price. True to the words of the Witchblade's past wielders, "Nothing is as it seems". A startling discovery about Dante and his team of corrupt cops lead to a suspenseful showdown between the rising warrior and a band of enemies that she must conquer before her father's killer is revealed.

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All These Things That I've Done
429 votes

#22 - All These Things That I've Done

One Tree Hill - Season 4 - Episode 7

Peyton returns to school, but she breaks down. In the meantime Nathan is cornered into a no-win situation by Daunte. Brooke's fashions are a hit at the local show. And Deb takes drastic action for her addiction.

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4 votes

#23 - Mechanov

Supah Ninjas - Season 1 - Episode 20

Mike goes on a police ride-along with Martin. A villainous brother named Optic (Dennis Keiffer) and his sister Buzzsaw (Danielle Burgio) the duo steal purple diamonds around the city to bring their dying father called Mechanov (Curt Lowens) back to life as a robot.

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50 votes

#24 - Walk-Alone

Miami Vice - Season 3 - Episode 4

Tubbs poses as a con to expose prison guards who are extorting drugs from inmates, and killing those who refuse.

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570 votes

#25 - Prodigy

Dark Angel - Season 1 - Episode 6

Max attends conference about genetic engineering. She sees Lydecker at the conference, but he doesn't recognize her. Before she can slip away unseen, the conference attendees are taken hostage by a group of anti-genetic engineering terrorists. Max can't use her abilities to escape for fear of being noticed. Logan negotiates to free the women and children in exchange for himself. Max is able to intervene to save Logan from an almost certain death. She takes out Lydecker in the process and stops the terrorists. Meanwhile at Jam Pony, the gang are riveted by the television coverage of the hostage situation and unaware that Max is involved. Herbal insists the terrorist situation is all part of God's plan.

248 votes

#26 - Progeny

Threshold - Season 1 - Episode 9

When three women from completely different walks of life appear to be infected, Molly and the Red Team discover the connection among them and must locate the common cause.

Twinsense and Sensibility
458 votes

#27 - Twinsense and Sensibility

The Lying Game - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sutton and Emma soon find they have had the same dreams and similar childhood experiences.

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Hook Man
3719 votes

#28 - Hook Man

Supernatural - Season 1 - Episode 7

Sam and Dean help a girl whose date became a victim of the "Hook Man," a famous urban legend that turns out to be real, in a small college town somewhere in Iowa. In order to save her and her father, the local minister, the brothers have to find the ghost's bones so they can destroy them. One tiny problem... they're in an unmarked grave.

Hostile Convergence
29 votes

#29 - Hostile Convergence

Dark Skies - Season 1 - Episode 9

Loengard's wife Kim decides that she cannot miss her sister's wedding in Denver and sneaks away from John while he meets with one of the few people who know his terrible secret. The man that Kim's sister is planning to marry is Rob Winter, but he isn't what he appears to be ... he's a Majestic agent. During the course of his assignment, Rob really does fall in love with Kim's sister and in the end, kills the people sent to harm Kim and her family instead of doing the job that he was sent to do.

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Home Is Where the Hurt Is
109 votes

#30 - Home Is Where the Hurt Is

Twisted (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 14

With the Homecoming dance quickly approaching, tension mounts between Danny and Lacey as Danny wonders if he can ever get over recent events. When Jo realizes cute but nerdy Andie has a crush on Rico, she gives her friend the nudge he needs to make the first move. Danny recognizes a familiar face in town and makes a mysterious connection to his time in juvenile hall. Meanwhile, Jack moves in on a conflicted Karen, and Tess finds it increasingly difficult to hide her secrets from Kyle.

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Prince Charmed
353 votes

#31 - Prince Charmed

Charmed - Season 6 - Episode 12

After Piper vanquishes a demon from Wyatt's room, she has an epiphany about the rest of her life concerning Wyatt. Unable to handle's Piper's revelation, Paige and Phoebe decide to remind Piper of the importance of love by conjuring up a "Mr. Right" as Piper's birthday present. Meanwhile, Chris convinces the sisters to bind Wyatt's powers, then demonic cult members kidnap the baby.

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My Way Home Is Through You
397 votes

#32 - My Way Home Is Through You

One Tree Hill - Season 5 - Episode 3

Now that Peyton and Brooke are back in Tree Hill, Lindsey worries that the two might threaten her and Lucas' relationship. Meanwhile, Nathan visits Dan in prison (his first visit in four years) and gives him a picture of his grandson. Meanwhile, Haley tries to persuade Quentin to return to school, Brooke opens her store in the old Karen's Cafe and Peyton signs her first band.

Witch Wars
410 votes

#33 - Witch Wars

Charmed - Season 6 - Episode 21

Under the pressure that the Halliwell sisters will discover his evil plot, Gideon conspires with two demons to make Piper, Phoebe and Paige part of "Witch Wars", a new demonic reality television show where demon contestants compete in a series of contests to hunt down the Charmed ones.

The Value of Secrets
6 votes

#34 - The Value of Secrets

The Invisible Man - Season 1 - Episode 9

Darien comes to the aid of a female scientist who may be able to remove the Quicksilver gland.

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27 votes

#35 - Blindsided

21 Jump Street - Season 1 - Episode 9

The daughter of a policeman who claims her father is sexually abusing her tries to hire Hanson-- undercover with Penhall as one of the drug dealing McQuaid brothers-- to kill her father.

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Stone's War
70 votes

#36 - Stone's War

Miami Vice - Season 3 - Episode 2

Crockett's Vietnam journalist buddy, Ira Stone, is back--claiming to have footage of a secret U.S war in Nicaragua; the trail leads Stone, Crockett & Tubbs to Maynard a.k.a. the elusive Captain Real Estate.

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Witchness Protection
324 votes

#37 - Witchness Protection

Charmed - Season 7 - Episode 10

The Avatars enlist Leo to protect the Seer because she has information that could help them destroy the demons. Meanwhile, Brody reveals a secret to Paige, and Phoebe and Darryl continue to investigate Brody.

Wrecking Crew
23 votes

#38 - Wrecking Crew

Nash Bridges - Season 2 - Episode 4

A first-rate professional robber and his crew hit San Fran in a string of strong-arm jobs. Joe convinces Nash to moonlight as a private eye, searching for the SF Giant's short stop's missing car.

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203 votes

#39 - Sacrifice

Witchblade - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ancient Celtic sacrificial rites are being re-enacted on the streets of New York. Pezzini crosses paths with an Irish rock star named Conchobar whose music is mysteriously linked to the crimes. Kenneth Irons tempts Sara with clues about the murders from a mysterious manuscript.

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Heart of Glass
332 votes

#40 - Heart of Glass

CSI: NY - Season 3 - Episode 16

Mac may have a difficult time solving the murder of a music mogul the sister cleverly uses a lie detector test to cover up the crime. Stella wonders if she has HIV due to an accident.

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Sweet Sixteen
254 votes

#41 - Sweet Sixteen

CSI: NY - Season 3 - Episode 10

The team is lead to a crime scene imvolving a parachute jumper in the middle of the city, whos parachute aparently failed. And one CSI is injured when a snake is found at a crime scene

Do Not Pass Go
1257 votes

#42 - Do Not Pass Go

CSI: NY - Season 7 - Episode 6

The path of team's most recent investigation crosses that of some desperate parents in search for their missing son.

Lend Me an Ear
35 votes

#43 - Lend Me an Ear

Miami Vice - Season 3 - Episode 18

The electronics whiz providing Crockett & Tubbs with surveillance devices also outfits their drug-dealing quarry.

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854 votes

#44 - Magnetic

Smallville - Season 3 - Episode 7

Clark is suspicious when Lana suddenly becomes attracted to a fellow student and begins to act rebelliously, which eventually lands her in jail. Clark's suspicions are confirmed when he discovers Lana's new boyfriend has magnetic powers that can move objects and alter human emotions, but when he tries to free Lana from the paranormal hold that is controlling her, she tries to kill him. Meanwhile, Lex discovers Chloe has been delving into Lionel's past and tries to get her to join forces against his dad.

Hope and Prey
112 votes

#45 - Hope and Prey

The Pretender - Season 3 - Episode 2

Jarod experiences the world of the bounty hunter as he seeks an American Indian activist who has a price on his head. In the meanwhile, Miss Parker learns more about her mother's death.

Cheat, Play, Love
338 votes

#46 - Cheat, Play, Love

The Lying Game - Season 2 - Episode 2

Sutton steps up her plans to win back Ethan, and makes a point to let Emma know her intentions. Feeling left out of Emma and Thayer's growing closeness, Mads visits her father in prison and shocks Emma with a family revelation. Dan continues his investigation into Derek's murder, regardless of Alec's arrest, and Jordan starts at his new school and tries to get close to Laurel.

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What About Love?
11 votes

#47 - What About Love?

21 Jump Street - Season 3 - Episode 10

Dorothy and Penhall split up forcing Penhall to move in with Ioki. Hoffs becomes involved with a city inspector, who is auditing Jump Street's records.

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9 votes

#48 - Dollhouse

Supah Ninjas - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Amanda is kidnapped by a villain who turns people into living dolls, Owen and Mike must infiltrate the villain's lair to rescue her.

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1444 votes

#49 - Kozmo

The Cape (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Max Malini's old friend Gregor Molotov has come to town, but not for a friendly visit. He is looking for whoever has the cape, and The Cape/Vince has to protect the carnies who took him in. Dana, Vince's wife, returns to work after grieving his loss and sees Palm City's corruption at work in the public defender's office. She also discovers there were witnesses when Vince vanished.

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Lullaby of Darkness
10 votes

#50 - Lullaby of Darkness

The Equalizer - Season 4 - Episode 13

McCall tries to help a woman and her daughter escape from her abusive husband.

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