The Best Episodes Directed by Dermott Downs

Fast Enough

#1 - Fast Enough

The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 23

Wells presents Barry with a life-changing choice. Dr. Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team with this final fight.

star 8.46
4272 votes
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#2 - 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.

star 8.28
114 votes
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Kill Switch

#3 - 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.

star 8.27
611 votes
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#4 - 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.

star 8.17
656 votes
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Invasion! (2)

#5 - Invasion! (2)

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 8

When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl. Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris tells him he’s not ready. Part 1 - Supergirl - S02E08 Part 2 - The Flash - S03E08 Part 3 - Arrow - S05E08 Part 4 - DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S02E07

star 8.10
7300 votes
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Sitting Ducks

#6 - 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.

star 8.10
658 votes
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Smoke and Mirrors

#7 - 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.

star 8.09
615 votes
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#8 - 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.

star 8.01
3828 votes
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Liar's Poker

#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.

star 8.01
40 votes
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#10 - Minamata

Eleventh Hour (US) Season 1 - Episode 14

Hood investigates after a healthy helicopter pilot who flies for a local TV station goes blind during a live traffic report, which results in a deadly crash.

star 7.95
39 votes
The Comeback Kid

#11 - The Comeback Kid

Chase (2010) Season 1 - Episode 3

A former mobster emerges from hiding after 17 years and goes on a killing spree to try to relive his glory days in the mob.

star 7.94
83 votes
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The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly

#12 - 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.

star 7.93
1793 votes
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Exquisite Corpse

#13 - 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.

star 7.88
919 votes
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Code Act (1)

#14 - Code Act (1)

Deception (2018) Season 1 - Episode 12

The mystery woman approaches Jonathan and asks for his help after revealing that Cameron chose Kay over Jonathan. Meanwhile, Dina considers telling the FBI that she stole Mike's badge.

star 7.87
549 votes
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Narco - Part 1

#15 - 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.

star 7.82
60 votes
Out of Time

#16 - 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.

star 7.80
4555 votes
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Raiders of the Lost Art

#17 - 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.

star 7.78
4085 votes
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The Longest Night

#18 - 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.

star 7.76
59 votes
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Virtual Reality Bites

#19 - 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.

star 7.69
1888 votes
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#20 - 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.

star 7.68
3708 votes
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#21 - 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.

star 7.65
3102 votes
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In the Comet of Us

#22 - In the Comet of Us

Blindspot Season 1 - Episode 19

[Focus on the Time] When a school shooting breaks out during the investigation of a tattoo, the team splits up to take down the shooter. Mayfair copes with some issues from her past.

star 7.63
4514 votes
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Not Kansas

#23 - Not Kansas

Supergirl Season 3 - Episode 21

Kara makes a major life decision. J’onn finds out that special DEO-caliber guns have hit the streets of National City.

star 7.50
1480 votes
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Blood Ties

#24 - 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.

star 7.49
4021 votes
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Fight or Flight

#25 - 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.

star 7.43
3717 votes
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