The Best Episodes Directed by Dermott Downs
#2 - Kill Switch
The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 21
When the Tomorrow People learn the truth about the serum they were injected with, Stephen and Cara attempt to buy time for Jedikiah while he tries to create a possible antidote. Growing impatient, Russell and the other rogue Tomorrow People make a rash decision to sacrifice Roger to Ultra for their own safety. Meanwhile, John is having a hard time figuring out his new role and the only one he can turn to for advice is Astrid.
#3 - Smoke and Mirrors
The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 18
Fed up with Jedikiah’s constant lies about his father, Stephen makes a choice about his alliances. Trusting in Ultra and Hillary, Stephen wants to bring in a break-out to Ultra to see if things have really changed, much to Cara’s dismay. Meanwhile, Stephen’s brother goes missing after Jedikiah forces Stephen to protect him.
#5 - Legendary
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 16
After the numerous sacrifices the team has made since the beginning of this ride, Rip decides that it’s time they each decide their own destiny and returns them to Central City a few months after they first left. Returned to their normal lives, each team member must individually decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara visits with her father who delivers some heartbreaking news about her sister.
#6 - Superhero
The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 16
Stephen is still walking a fine line with his Ultra partner Hillary, who continues to be suspicious of his loyalties. When the Tomorrow People and Ultra learn that there is a new break-out doing good for humans, they both want her on their side. Meanwhile, Morgan takes a risk and betrays Jedikiah’s trust to help the Tomorrow People, but what Jedikiah discovers from Morgan is an even bigger surprise.
#7 - Exquisite Corpse
The Originals Season 2 - Episode 17
When Eva Sinclair’s reemergence leaves Rebekah trapped and helpless, Klaus is forced to put aside his mistrust for Freya in order to save Rebekah’s life. Meanwhile, Hayley and Elijah learn more about Eva’s violent past from Josephine, who then makes a startling revelation about Hayley’s future. With time running out to save Rebekah, Marcel turns to a reluctant Vincent for his help to take down Eva, but his plan takes an unexpected turn, as Eva will not go down without a fight.
#8 - The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 - Episode 18
The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex. Sara leaves Ray in charge of watching Damien Darhk, while she comes up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Amaya is determined to find a way to use the totems to destroy Mallus.
#9 - Liar's Poker
Dark Blue Season 2 - Episode 2
With Carter and his team now working with FBI Agent Alex Rice as part of a special LAPD/FBI task force, the team goes after a drug ring with connections to a Mexican Drug Cartel. As Ty infiltrates the high-end world of a local dealer, Dean follows the drug ring to the most unlikely of suspects – A beautiful art gallery owner.
#11 - Every Mother's Son
The Originals Season 2 - Episode 3
When Klaus and Elijah receive a cryptic invitation to dinner from their mother Esther, who continues to inhabit the body of Harvest girl Cassie, they find themselves preparing for the worst. With the help of a new witch named Lenore, Klaus, Elijah and Hayley attempt to stay one step ahead of Esther, but things quickly take an unexpected turn. While Elijah finds himself reluctantly teaming up with Gia, a newly-turned vampire, Hayley is faced with an enticing proposition about her new status as a Hybrid after a startling encounter with Esther. Finally, Esther reveals a shocking secret about Klaus’ childhood and unveils her ultimate plan for her children.
#12 - Scheherazade
Prodigal Son Season 1 - Episode 18
When an up-and-coming ballet dancer is mysteriously poisoned, the NYPD dives deep into the rigorous world of dance. Jessica reunites with an old friend. Bright and Eve turn to Martin for answers regarding the girl in the box.
#13 - Sitting Ducks
The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 12
Stephen feels uneasy about his fellow trainee Hillary who has a secret agenda of her own. Stephen's mom wants the family to go camping including her new boyfriend Peter, whom Stephen seems to be having a difficult time reading. Knowing he is going to be out of town, Stephen asks for Cara and John's help to make sure that everything is ok with Astrid while he's gone.
#14 - Crisis on Earth-X (3)
The Flash (2014) Season 4 - Episode 8
Flash, Arrow, White Canary, Firestorm, and Alex attempt to return to Earth-1. Meanwhile, Felicity and Iris work together to free Kara before Eobard and Fuehrer Queen take out her heart and transplant it into Overgirl.
#15 - Hoosier Hold `Em
Close to Home Season 2 - Episode 14
Annabeth prosecutes a college student for a bank robbery, who did it to fund a gambling dependency. However, the case takes an peculiar turn when the young man is discovered dead.
#16 - Grodd Lives
The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 21
Barry must deal with the Reverse Flash's latest threat to a member of the group. To make matter worse, Dr. Wells unleashes Grodd on the city in order to distract Barry and the team. Joe, Barry and Cisco head down into the sewers to catch Grodd but the gorilla quickly gets the upper hand after he kidnaps Joe. Iris and Barry have a heart to heart talk.
#18 - Out of Time
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 - Episode 1
Dr. Nate Heywood, an unconventional historian, makes a shocking discovery. Nate then seeks out Oliver Queen for help to find the scattered Legends. Once reunited, they try to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray notices that Sara has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk.
#19 - Attack on Central City (2)
The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 14
When Grodd and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, The Flash and team must find a way to stop them before they destroy Central City. Gypsy returns to join the fight. Jesse Quick decides she wants to stay with Wally on Earth-1.
#20 - Ride-Along
Common Law (2012) Season 1 - Episode 2
Wes and Travis are forced to bring Dr. Ryan along for the ride as they investigate the death of a woman who fell from the balcony of her honeymoon suite.
#22 - Gorilla Warfare
The Flash (2014) Season 2 - Episode 7
Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin. Barry and team race to find her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Cisco plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders and Patty begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.
#23 - Plastique
The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 5
After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling, rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joe's surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army's involvement. Wells informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers. Cisco confirms one of Eiling's soldiers, Bette Sans Souci, was at the bomb site. The Flash tracks her down and realizes that she's not setting off the bombs, she is a meta-human who can blow things up just by touching them. Meanwhile, when Joe learns Iris is writing about “the streak,” he tells Barry to make her stop. Barry realizes Iris won't listen to him so he decides to have The Flash pay her a visit.
#24 - Virtual Reality Bites
iZombie Season 1 - Episode 6
Liv, Clive and Ravi work together to investigate the murder of a computer-hacker. Liv inherits intense agoraphobia after consuming his brains along with mad skills at computer gaming. This delights Ravi, who urges her to play and offers to help her from inside the game, as they continue to search for the killer. Meanwhile, Blaine becomes acquainted with someone close to Liv.
#25 - Raiders of the Lost Art
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 - Episode 9
When Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray and Nate realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory asks Stein for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.
#26 - Attack on Gorilla City (1)
The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 13
Barry, Caitlin, Cisco, and Julian voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. As they trek through the forest, Barry and the team are immediately captured and taken to Grodd. Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar, the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1. Back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash protect Central City and talk about their future.
#27 - Penance
Arrow Season 5 - Episode 4
Oliver and Lyla team up on a secret mission for Diggle. Felicity finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out sans the Green Arrow.
#28 - For the Girl Who Has Everything
Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 13
Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.
#29 - Narco - Part 1
Chase (2010) Season 1 - Episode 12
A drug distributor's wife kills the lead witness in her husband's case in an effort to keep her family together; Marco remembers his dark days with the narcotics division; Jimmy is forced to make a decision about his relationship.
#30 - Daddy Darhkest
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 - Episode 10
After Sara’s encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by John Constantine, a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the exorcism, Sara, Leo and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray and Zari to try to take care of Constantine’s client. Meanwhile, Amaya and Nate once again come face to face with Kuasa.
#31 - The Longest Night
Chase (2010) Season 1 - Episode 8
A serial killer escapes prison and U.S. Marshal Annie Frost must rely on jailed fugitive Mason Boyle for answers. The case takes a twist when the U.S. Marshal team discovers that the fugitive's ultimate victim is not who she appears to be.
#32 - The Return
Arrow Season 3 - Episode 14
Malcolm puts Oliver and Thea in a dangerous situation that lands them on Lian Yu with Oliver’s former enemy, Deathstroke. A flashback reveals when Oliver and Maseo returned to Starling City to retrieve the Omega bio weapon, and despite being under strict orders from Amanda Waller not to reveal himself to anyone, Oliver looks in on his family, Laurel and Tommy.
#33 - Foundation
Criminal Minds Season 7 - Episode 18
The team hunts for a kidnapper when an emaciated boy is found in the desert and another goes missing.
#34 - The Killabustas
Prodigal Son Season 2 - Episode 9
Despite Gil's fatherly concerns, Bright throws himself into a new case involving an escalating killer that has Edrisa's online vigilante group, known as the "Killabustas," trying to stop him. Meanwhile, Jessica realizes that she must dive deep into her past traumas in order to write a book and may need Gil's help to do it. Then, Martin's relationship with Dr. Capshaw intensifies.
#35 - Partners
Nikita Season 2 - Episode 4
Nikita is stunned when she hears that her old Division partner Kelly escaped from a Turkish prison. Nikita thought Kelly died years ago and always felt responsible because it happened on the mission where Nikita escaped from Division. Knowing Amanda will go after Kelly, Nikita tells Michael they have to go to Turkey to help her. Amanda sends Alex and Roan to Europe to stop the former partners from reuniting.
#36 - Fail-Safe
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 5
After some of the Legends are captured and thrown into a Russian gulag during the height of the Cold War of 1986, Snart leads the team in an elaborate escape plan to free their comrades. However, Rip gives Sara a secret side mission that could prove not only to be a liability, but fatal to the team.
#38 - Ezekiel Patrol
Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 15
In the wake of the Chief's revelation, the members of the Doom Patrol go their separate ways. When Mr. Nobody hatches a new plan, the team must reunite to help the Chief with a new, unexpected and weird threat to the world.
#41 - Solitude
Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 15
Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo, a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara’s past. Also, James’s relationship with Lucy reaches a crossroads.
#42 - Possibilities Patrol
Doom Patrol Season 3 - Episode 1
Dorothy and the Candlemaker finally face-off, while the Doom Patrol now freed from their wax encasings face troubling side-effects. Rita holds the key, but is she ready to answer the call?
#43 - Through the Looking Glass
Criminal Minds Season 8 - Episode 3
When one Kansas family turns up dead and another goes missing, the BAU looks for a link between the cases to find out who is behind the kidnappings and murders. Meanwhile, Hotch gets surprising news from Beth.
#44 - The Offer
Arrow Season 3 - Episode 16
Still weighed down by his last meeting with Ra’s al Ghul, Oliver returns home to find a new villain and his crew has started terrorizing Starling City — Michael Amar, AKA Murmur, a man whose mouth has been sewn shut. Meanwhile, Laurel and Nyssa bond over their issues with their fathers and Nyssa makes Laurel an offer. Thea is forced to come to terms with her father after Oliver brings Malcom to the loft to recover, and Lance shuts out both Laurel and the Arrow.
#45 - Donkey Patrol
Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 2
Following Mr. Nobody’s capture of Niles Caulder and the destruction of Cloverton, Ohio, The Doom Patrol investigate the mysterious albino donkey and discover it is a door to another universe, one where Mr. Nobody is in control. Cyborg aka Vic Stone, a part man/part machine hero from Detroit who has his own complicated relationship with Niles Caulder, joins the search.
#46 - Danny Patrol
Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 8
Danny, a sentient, gender-queer, teleporting street who is being hunted by secret government agency the Bureau of Normalcy, needs help from Niles but he gets Vic and Larry instead. Cliff and Rita track down Karen, one of Jane's personalities.
#48 - Blood Ties
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 3
Rip decides to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage’s bank, but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile, Snart and Rory talk Jax into taking the jump ship back to Central City so they can steal a valuable emerald.
#50 - Down Down Down
Batwoman Season 1 - Episode 3
As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice continues to taunt Kate with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob and Catherine. Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot, a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie is assigned to protect her. Luke and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope.
#51 - Fight or Flight
Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 3
Supergirl’s powers are tested when Reactron, one of Superman’s formidable enemies, arrives in National City and targets the young hero. Also, Cat plans to run an exposé on Supergirl.
#53 - Death Spiral
Justice (2006) Season 1 - Episode 7
TNT&G takes the case in a wrongful death suit on behalf of the parents of the girlfriend of a millionaire's son after they are both killed the crash of a small engine plane. The girl's parents believe the son's mother is covering up the reason for the crash.
#54 - Duet (2)
The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 17
Mon-El and Hank Henshaw arrive carrying a comatose Supergirl, who was attacked by the Music Meister; when the Music Meister attacks Barry, both he and Supergirl wake up in an alternate reality that they have to sing and dance their way out of.