The Best Episodes Directed by Dennie Gordon
#3 - Judge Knot
The Practice Season 6 - Episode 14
Helen and Bobby are shocked to learn that the FBI suspects a popular and highly respected judge (Bruce McGill) of accepting bribes. Convinced the judge is innocent, they're torn about whether or not to assist the U.S. Attorney in a ""sting"" operation â€” which could also effectively put their careers on the line.
#4 - Witness for the Prosecution
Picket Fences Season 4 - Episode 9
Rome is in a flutter when Mayor Bey announces that the Pope himself is coming to visit the town. It's a day of celebration as His Holiness arrives, but the walk down main street ends in chaos when someone in the crowd opens fire, killing a man. The resulting investigation reveals the death was suicide, according to the dead man's gay lover... until the Pope announces he saw the whole thing and that it was, in fact, murder. The court case that follows threatens to end Judge Bone and Wambaugh's tempestuous friendship for good.
#5 - True Date
True Jackson, VP Season 2 - Episode 9
In the aftermath of Valentine's Day, True and Jimmy prepare to go on their first date, just as Max implements new rules banning Mad Style employees from dating each other. Meanwhile, Amanda begins planning her wedding to Brock with little advice from Doris.
#6 - Enter the Dragon
Warrior Season 2 - Episode 9
After Bill and his men are confronted by an angry mob, Chinatown erupts into chaos, forcing the tongs to work together to protect their streets. As Chao and Mai Ling seek shelter, Mai Ling tends to an ailing Ah Toy. Sophie opens her eyes to Leary's world. Lee decides which side he's on.
#7 - Don't Let Me Download
Grounded for Life Season 2 - Episode 3
Claudia is shocked to find some racy pictures downloaded on Jimmy's computer, and insists that she and Sean confront him about it, but Sean wants to ignore the situation. Later, Sean confesses to Walt that he downloaded the pictures, and its not long before Claudia discovers that Sean is the guilty culprit. Meanwhile, Lily gives Jimmy a picture of Sister Helen which they doctor and use as an e-mail joke. But when the e-mail is sent to Sister Helen, things aren't so funny anymore.
#8 - Man on the Wall
Warrior Season 2 - Episode 10
Young Jun faces a crucial decision after Mai Ling tries to drive a wedge between him and Ah Sahm, who has emerged as a hero in Chinatown and takes the opportunity to go on the offensive against Leary. Determined to take Buckley down, Penny goes to the press. Bill reckons with what he's become, and Lee seeks out a familiar face. Mai Ling finally plays her hand against the Hop Wei.
#9 - Silvio's Way
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 8
Dan enters the world of organized crime to catch mobsters who eluded him years ago. Things go awry though, when his undercover sting operation brings out two brand new groups of criminals. Dan will need Jack's help and a whole lot more to deal with so many dangerous mobsters and ultimately put the original ones behind bars.
#10 - Life Lines
Chicago Hope Season 2 - Episode 17
Aaron proceeds with Eric Dipretto's psychosurgery while Austin campaigns for the position of chief of surgery and Bix continues to lose control. Kronk is determined to perform a controversial intestinal bypass on Nyland's former boss and good friend, a restauranteur who just wants to enjoy a good meal again.
#11 - Animator/Annihilator
Kingdom (2014) Season 1 - Episode 7
Tensions run high between Lisa and Alvey after Christina shows up at Navy St. Garo tries to find out how Ryan's training is coming along. Jay, building off the recent win, asks Garo to give him a chance. Christina wrestles with her emotions.
#12 - New Man
Power Season 4 - Episode 6
Returning to Truth -- and life as a free man -- Ghost finds himself trapped in a new business venture. Meanwhile, Tasha and LaKeisha plan to reopen the weave shop. Tommy escapes to Chicago for a meeting with the suppliers that takes an unexpected turn. Dre and Cristobal set a plan in motion to get rid of Julio. And with Ghost released from prison, Jukebox and Kanan revisit their plan to kidnap Tariq, sending Ghost on a wild chase to save him.
#14 - The Trial (1)
The Practice Season 2 - Episode 19
Bobby defends Dr. Jeffrey Winslow, on trial for the brutal murder (and decapitation) of his mistress. Neither Bobby nor Helen (the D.A. on the case) will back down, sending their relationship into a tailspin. Eugene defends Rebecca's irascible uncle on tax evasion charges.
#15 - Part VI
The Practice Season 1 - Episode 6
Gerald Braun goes on trial for murdering his daughter's killer, and Bobby argues the execution was moral. Meanwhile, Eugene defends a 19-year-old accused of statutory rape, and Lindsay represents a bomber who wants to surrender after being a fugitive for 26 years.
#18 - Sleeping Giants
Rectify Season 2 - Episode 2
Amantha dreads the worst as she prepares for Daniel to awaken from his induced coma. Teddy's business plans are thwarted by his dad, and he gets some unwelcome news from Tawney. Jared learns more about his older brother and the late Hanna Dean.
#20 - We Are Family
Grounded for Life Season 2 - Episode 10
A favor for Claudia's well-connected Uncle Sal (Vincent Pastore) goes awry, leading Sean to fear that the guy may be a goodfella. Meanwhile, Brad is more than willing to share a shower with Lily after a plumbing problem leaves the Finnertys all wet.
#23 - Legacy (1)
The Practice Season 4 - Episode 4
Bobby's old mentor, Raymond Oz, calls on Bobby to represent him when his wife tries to have him declared incompetent. Bobby has reservations after observing Oz in a clearly disturbed state of mind. Eugene co-counsels for an incompetent lawyer who's never won a jury trial. Ellenor sinks into depression in the aftermath of the Vogelman affair.
#27 - Don’t Be Cruel
For All Mankind Season 2 - Episode 7
Ellen is challenged by her new role. Margo’s allegiances are put to the test. Karen explores new opportunities—personally and professionally.
#28 - Hard Time
Burn Notice Season 4 - Episode 10
Michael infiltrates a high-security prison in order to protect an inmate (a good friend of Sam’s) who is marked for death by a fellow prisoner. Elsewhere, Michael interrogates Simon in order to gain more information on the cipher he found
#29 - Under the Gun
Burn Notice Season 6 - Episode 4
Michael, Sam and Jesse head down to the Everglades to track a lead, but things go horribly wrong when Sam is kidnapped by an unexpected foe. In prison, Fiona finds herself in hot water with a pair of dangerous inmates. An ally offers to help, in exchange for a dangerous favor.
#30 - Like a Virgin
Grounded for Life Season 1 - Episode 7
Claudia is looking forward to a trip to New Jersey to try to bond with Lily. However, things go from bad to worse when Claudia tells popular cheerleaders from Lily's school that her daughter is still a virgin. Lily takes off, leaving Claudia stuck - with no daughter, no luggage, and no clothes.
#33 - The Reunion
Sports Night Season 2 - Episode 8
Dana gets edgy as the arrival of her brother comes close. As part of a Secret Santa, Casey searches for the perfect gift for Isaac. Natalie tells Casey that if his gift isn't cheap and located within two blocks of the building he's getting socks. When Natalie gives Dan a tape to watch of her work as an anchor, he tells her it was great, when it really was just mediocre. The crew struggles to name an athlete of the century. Dan decides to go to midnight mass, even though he's Jewish.
#34 - Breaking 80
The Glades Season 1 - Episode 13
A man recently released from prison is found dead along the fairway. The victim was the caddy and life-long friend of professional golfer Scott Winters. Things don't add up for Longworth when he discovers the victim may have served time for a crime he didn't commit. The case motivates Longworth to commit to breaking 80 on the greens. Heather tempts Longworth with her cooking while Callie frets over their relationship. Daniel seeks a promotion from his intern status
#36 - Pilot
Beautiful People Season 1 - Episode 1
When Lynn Kerr's daughter Sophie wins a scholarship to an elite school she must pack up her two daughters and move from New Mexico to New York City. As Sophie starts school she quickly finds out the school is run by the "beautiful people" and they aren't too impressed by her.
#41 - Take this Punjab and Shove it
Outsourced Season 1 - Episode 16
When an employee quits, Todd jumps on the opportunity to hire someone new, only to have his recruit poached by someone close to him. Gupta finds himself in financial trouble as a result of him moving out of his parent's house into his own apartment, and must find a way to clear the dues.
#43 - Brothers in Arms
Burn Notice Season 7 - Episode 4
As Michael attempts to learn more about Burke's underground network, they are sent to break a prisoner out of a Russian black site in Cuba. In order to help, Fiona and Madeline must frame a corrupt Russian bureaucrat for treason.
#44 - Persona Non Grata
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2 - Episode 6
Reyes accuses the U.S. of tampering with the election. The U.S. Embassy is evacuated. Jack, Greer and Mike November must decide whether to follow orders or go off the grid. Reyes' men pursue Matice and the American soldiers in the jungle.
#45 - Dios y Federación
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2 - Episode 7
The election in Venezuela is moved up. Stranded in a hostile country, Jack and Mike fight for their lives, while Greer is interrogated. The Ubarri family must decide to flee or face Reyes.
#47 - Threads
White Collar Season 1 - Episode 2
It's Fashion Week and everyone in New York is abuzz with excitement; everyone but Peter Burke. Nevertheless, when advanced technology embedded with security data is secretly woven into the fabric of a runway dress, Peter and Neal must dive into the world of fashion to stop an international criminal from completing a treacherous sale.
#49 - Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks
Sports Night Season 2 - Episode 7
Dana is extremely proud when her brother gets two sacks in a football game. She becomes determined to show others how he did it. Jeremy is nervous about firing Corbin Davis, a cousin of JJ's who is screwing up simple assignments. Jeremy gives him a pep talk and Corbin tells him, that he doesn't take sides when JJ talks bad about this show. Because of a drug scandal involving football players erupts, Casey travels to Ohio to find out the names, Tina fills in. When the names are uncovered, one hits close to home for Dana... literally... her brother.
#51 - Blue Gold
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2 - Episode 5
Using Max's daughter as bait, Jack and Harry convince Max to meet face to face. Stranded in the jungle, Marcus stumbles across a prisoner camp. Greer visits Gloria hoping to draw a connection between Reyes and her missing husband.
#52 - Everybody Hates Christmas
Everybody Hates Chris Season 1 - Episode 11
It's Christmas and Julius and Rochelle find it difficult in breaking the news that they can't afford presents because of broken water heater. Chris is suprised to discover who the canned food drive is really for...
#53 - Boys And Girls
The Office (US) Season 2 - Episode 15
Jan holds a "Women in the Workplace" seminar at Dunder-Mifflin for the paper company's female employees. Michael, feeling more than a bit left out, decides to have his own "seminar" when he takes the male workers down to the warehouse.
#59 - Out in the Cold
Ally McBeal Season 3 - Episode 9
Ally befriends a homeless man who turns out to be a writer doing research on homelessness. They hit it off and just when Ally starts to think the man could be Mr. Right, she is stunned by what she finds about him. Meanwhile, Ling is arrested for running a brothel when one of her escorts has sex with a high school boy. Billy, still on his pro-testosterone kick, hires six of Ling's escorts to follow him around and be his ''assistant.'' to add to the office disruption, Cage and Nelle have a post break-up argument.
#61 - Need to Know
Madam Secretary Season 1 - Episode 8
When the President approves Henry's reactivation into the NSA, he lies to Elizabeth about his continued involvement in the spy game. Matt and Daisy's antagonism toward one another begins to affect the entire office.
#62 - Think Twice Before You Go
Hellcats Season 1 - Episode 11
After the incident in the car, Dan issues Marti an ultimatum – either admit she has feelings for him or their friendship is over. Marti drags a depressed Savannah to a BBQ to help lift her spirits. Savannah drinks a little too much and decides to flirt with the DJ, which puts her in a compromising position later that night. Marti decides to tell Savannah the truth about what happened between her and Dan.
#63 - The Rusalka
Madam Secretary Season 2 - Episode 3
Elizabeth and President Dalton’s administration are met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government. Also, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy.
#65 - Fast Friends
Burn Notice Season 4 - Episode 2
Michael meets Jesse, a recently burned counterintelligence agent looking for Michael's help. Michael agrees to help Jesse clear his name, but first must get him out of the crosshairs of a ruthless drug trafficker seeking revenge.
#69 - The Secret
The Office (US) Season 2 - Episode 13
When Michael slips some sly references about Pam in his conversations with Jim, Jim quickly tries to do damage control to make sure that no one else in the office finds about his crush on Pam, all while slamming himself with regret for ever telling Michael in the first place. Jim goes to drastic measures, even bonding with Michael at a Hooters restaurant for lunch. Nonetheless, Jim's efforts do little to keep Michael from revealing the secret, but Jim smooths the situation over with Pam to make it seem like nothing more than a tiny crush in the past. Meanwhile, Dwight conducts an investigation about Oscar's mysterious absence from work, and what Dwight finds, though it goes way over his head, is surprising.
#71 - Shoe Money Tonight
Sports Night Season 1 - Episode 10
It's snowing in Pittsburgh so, the anchors of the 2 AM West Coast Update are stuck and the staff have to stay to do the show. Instead of going to Atlantic City, Dan and Casey and the staff have a poker tournament. Natalie is angry with Jeremy because he skipped an outing with her to go play tennis with an old girlfriend who is now an actress. Casey approves a rundown from the 2AM producer, Sally without consulting Dana, making her feel very angry and unappreciated. Isaac is shrinking.
#72 - Love Unlimited
Ally McBeal Season 2 - Episode 12
Ally defends a woman coming out of a nine-year marriage whose husband, claiming mental incompetence, wants to have the marriage annulled. Nelle and Cage are having rocky times in their relationship. Ally and Dr. Butters come to a new understanding after he hears her impassioned defense of a client in court.
#73 - Legacy
Under the Dome Season 3 - Episode 10
The Resistance, the citizens not under Christine’s control, join forces with an unexpected ally: Hektor Martin, the nefarious head of Aktaion. Despite Hektor revealing more about the Dome’s origins and helping to strike back at it, Big Jim and Julia still worry he will betray them. Meanwhile, Hunter receives encrypted files that give disturbing insights into the final effect the Dome will have on the infected townspeople.
#75 - What About Secrets…
What About Brian Season 2 - Episode 8
Everyone seems to be have their secrets. Bridget has a secret that starts to tear apart the connection that Brian and his dad are working on building. Now that Adam and Heather are married, he doesn't feel comfortable with her being a stripper anymore. He talks to Jimmy about it, who in turn runs a criminal background check on her. Dave and Nicole go to the filming of Angelo's last movie. Nicole is thrown off by a mysterious woman who is that. She seems to be connect to Angelo somehow. Deena finally gets up the courage to go out on a date with T.K.
#77 - Not Just a River in Egypt
Jack & Jill Season 1 - Episode 5
While on an assignment together, Elisa and Jack get into a fight over the kiss with Jill that Jack lied about. Jill goes on a date with a woman he had a crush on in high school. When Jill starts falling in love with her, he realizes that she is not being completely honest with him and Jack realizes that she is in denial over having feelings for him. Meanwhile, Barto tries to start things up with Audrey by helping her get over her fear of singing a solo.
#78 - Hitting Bottom
Party of Five Season 3 - Episode 21
Bailey is alone. The Salingers strategy to not speak to him doesn't seem to be working. Bailey keeps drinking and drinking, and he misses his game. Coach Petrocelli gets really disappointed at him. Bailey can't stay sober. He tries to have sex with Callie, but she tells him that he really has a problem. Claudia goes to Avery searching for answers for questions about her father. She blames Bailey problem on her father, but Charlie tells her that he got over his drinking problem, and became a wonderful father, as she knew him. Griffin comes back and Julia spends the night with him. Bailey picks Owen at the daycare and disappears with him. When he gets to the house, Charlie kicks him out, and Sarah goes after him. She tries to talk to him, but he doesn't want to. They get on the car, and Bailey crashes it, hurting Sarah. At the hospital, Bailey cries and asks Sarah for help.
#80 - Deal With It
Party of Five Season 3 - Episode 4
Kristen is getting more and more depressed, and not even a job as Salinger's hostess makes her feel better. Charlie tries to help her as much as he can, but nothing seems to work. He wants her to get better fast and medication can take 6 weeks. Cooper lets Bailey crash in his place. Julia starts to date him and things get awkward between the three of them. Bailey asks Julia not to date his friend, but she decides to date him anyway. Later she realizes how much they don't have in common. Bailey is looking for a new place and finds one cheap with a good roommate, Callie, who Sarah really doesn't like, but Bailey tells her not to worry. Claudia has to find a plumber to fix the pipes and gets yelled at because it costs 3,000 dollars, but she says she's 13 and that was not her job.
#81 - Christmas
Party of Five Season 3 - Episode 13
It's Christmas. Jake comes back. Charlie decides to get rid of all Kristen's stuff left so he can finally move on with his life. He tries to help a homeless man at the restaurant. Sarah and Callie are away for the holidays and Bailey wants to spend it all by himself, but Coach doesn't let him. Julia notices that Jake can't see very well and he tells her he's going blind. Charlie sees him leaving and Jake says he has to go for his chemotherapy appointment. Julia asks Bailey to spend Christmas in the house and he brings Coach with him since his daughter is not coming anymore. Stuart gives Claudia a very expensive gift and she tries to give him a bad gift, but he loves it. She tells him that she doesn't like him in that way, and he gets mad, but apologizes and stay over for Christmas dinner. Grace shows up and Charlie invites her to stay, and they all celebrate Christmas.
#82 - The Kiss
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 3
Ally senses Cheanie is withholding something when he neglects to kiss her goodnight after their first official date. Georgia asks Ally to assist her in trying an age discrimination case when the opposing litigator turns out to be Billings, the guy Ally tried to sue for sexual harassment at her old firm. Fish admonishes Ally for putting her emotional life above the firm's financial welfare while telling her to grow up.
#83 - Theme of Life
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 17
Ally, Georgia and Renee sign up for a kick boxing class to relieve stress. Ally and Georgia wind up having to fight each other because they're both beginners. As they start to carp more and more at the office, all pretext towards civility drops in the ring and their matches in the class increasingly intensify. Ally takes on a case about an attractive surgeon accused of performing an unauthorized and controversial transplant procedure. Cage insists it's time for her to visit with his smile therapist and she agrees. Fish, meanwhile is in hot pursuit of Janet Reno, who is still in town, and is once again busted by Whipper, when she smells perfume on his wattle finger.
#84 - Scales
The Cape (2011) Season 1 - Episode 4
When "The Cape" tips off Dominic Raoul (aka Scales) that Peter Fleming has been extorting money from him, Scales heads to a costume party on a train to confront Fleming. "The Cape" and Orwell, also at the party, discover Max and the gang are going to heist the train, and Vince/The Cape is conflicted about what to do. Meanwhile, Dana and Trip must endure scrutiny and taunts while trying to deal with their loss.
#86 - Homecoming
Aliens in America Season 1 - Episode 6
Justin's aspirations to serve on the Homecoming Junior Float committee go down the drain when Raja gets chosen over him, creating a feud between the two. At the same time, Franny tries on Claire's Homecoming dress, which Gary finds attractive until he discovers that it belongs to his daughter.
#87 - Point and Shoot
Beautiful People Season 1 - Episode 2
Lynn, Sophie, and Karen throw a dinner party. Sophie decides to invite her photography teacher in hopes of matching him up with her mother. Also, Lynn finds herself a job at a fashion company, while Karen finds herself working as a nightclub waitress and not that thrilled about it. Meanwhile, Sophie gets accepted into an advanced photography class which causes Nicky to pursue the same class even though he knows nothing about photography. Later that day Paisly steals Sophies' camera after Nicky broke up with her and claims not to know anything about it. Her and Nicky search the school for her camera and end up walking through the park as Nicky tells her about his improved knowledge about photograph after taking her advise about "doing his homework". They end up kissing as Gideon sees them after leaving the party to go and find her.
#89 - Daphne's Idealized Wedding
The Ex List Season 1 - Episode 6
Bella runs into her ex-boyfriend, Steve, at her sister's rehearsal dinner. They dated as teenager while spending time at dude ranch, and Bella is anxious to see him and reconnect with him now.
#90 - Lawyers, Reporters and Cockroaches
The Practice Season 3 - Episode 15
Tensions boil over at the firm when Ellenor discovers Lindsay's salary is more than double hers. Ellenor demands justice and tries to recruit partners to her side. It eventually escalates into a knock-down drag-out brawl. Bobby and Lindsay represent a restaurateur forced out of business by a deceptive television reporter. The reporter, under the guise of doing a positive feature, aired an exposÃ© on cockroaches in the kitchen. Helen prosecutes a teenager for killing his neighbor's cat.
#91 - At Night, All Birds are Black
Hunters (2020) Season 1 - Episode 5
Meyer imparted unto Jonah a proverb, with which Jonah fortified himself. A sharp tongued serpent sought to poison The Hunters’ resolve. Evil hath taken root in the land of Alabama, whereupon The Hunters did descend to blot it out. A herald brought unto Millie grim tidings of Evil spread throughout the land.