The Best Episodes Directed by Diana Valentine
#1 - Better Angels
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 - Episode 13
The NCIS team works with the Global Criminal Tribunal when a Syrian seeking justice, David Sarraf, is brutally attacked while delivering evidence that would prove chemical weapons were used on civilians. Also, Kensi stays at the crime scene and comforts Sarraf who is pinned behind a vehicle.
#2 - The 3rd Choir
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 - Episode 4
When the team learns that someone from its past is targeting one of its own, they desperately search the city. Operational Psychologist, Nate Getz visits Nell to help her through her traumatic experience.
#3 - The Same As Air
Code Black Season 3 - Episode 4
Willis and Rox arrive at a road rage accident resulting in multiple serious injuries. Also, Elliot doubts his ability as a doctor when he’s sued for his role in the death of the SWAT officer involved in the drug bust-turned-shootout, and Leanne discovers Ariel on an ice cream “date” with Max, a young patient at the hospital.
#5 - Lost Time
NCIS Season 16 - Episode 23
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Marine Sergeant in the States who was hailed as a war hero for his efforts overseas. Also, Gibbs turns to Doctor Grace Confalone for advice after he uncharacteristically unravels and abandons his team at a crime scene investigation.
#6 - Three Hearts
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5 - Episode 21
When an undercover NCIS agent is suspected of working for the smuggler he’s supposed to be investigating, the team takes him into custody to find his true intentions. Meanwhile, Kensi and Deeks discuss their personal relationship as Kensi returns to the field.
#7 - Fallout
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5 - Episode 8
When an antiterrorism device is stolen, the team must quickly find the suspect and the device before an attack is made against Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Hetty realizes the case is bringing her back to someone from her past.
#8 - Crazy Train
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 - Episode 7
Callen goes undercover as a patient in a mental health hospital to search for an NSA agent who disappeared while tracking an ISIS cell trying to cross the Mexican border.
#9 - The Circle
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11 - Episode 15
Anna Kolcheck returns to warn Callen that he is in danger and he must now work with an archenemy to stop an underground trafficking ring.
#10 - Wide Awake
NCIS Season 17 - Episode 5
The team investigates a Marine Corporal after evidence suggests she murdered her neighbor while being treated for insomnia by a hypnotherapist.
#11 - Ghost
Criminal Minds Season 15 - Episode 5
Following a series of fatal shootings, the BAU team travels to Des Plaines, Ill. to investigate what appears to be a copycat serial killer. Their efforts are thrown off track when members of the BAU are targeted.
#12 - Seoul Man
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7 - Episode 20
While assigned to protective details for the commander of the Pacific Command, the team searches for a North Korean spy.
#13 - In the Dark
Criminal Minds Season 12 - Episode 17
The BAU believes two unsubs may be operating at the same time, when victims killed in two drastically different ways are discovered in the same city. Also, the team grapples with keeping Reid safe in prison.
#15 - Leda and the Swan (1)
NCIS: New Orleans Season 7 - Episode 7
When a Navy therapist with a high level of security clearance is murdered, Pride and the team discover that she was working around the system to get justice for victims of sexual assault. Carter's mother confronts him when he refuses to talk to the FBI for a background check on her behalf. Sebastian starts to form a bond with a key witness who was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
#16 - Internal Affairs
Criminal Minds Season 11 - Episode 9
After two undercover DEA agents are murdered and a third goes missing, the BAU joins the NSA to investigate whether an underground Internet drug syndicate is involved. Also, Hotch hopes the team’s work with the NSA brings them closer to finding the “Dirty Dozen” hitmen ring.
#17 - Starter Home
Criminal Minds Season 14 - Episode 2
When the mummified remains of numerous victims are found in the walls of an elderly couple’s remote South Carolina home, Rossi, J.J. and Simmons are dispatched to track down a trail of clues that date back over 20 years. The hunt becomes urgent after BAU learns the killer has a specific ritual of when to strike, and like clockwork another person goes missing. Also, Rossi reconnects with his ex-wife, Krystall.
#18 - All You Can Eat
Criminal Minds Season 13 - Episode 20
The Centers for Disease Control calls on the BAU when they suspect bioterrorism is behind a series of mysterious deaths in Virginia. Also, Garcia visits her stepbrother, Carlos, to take care of a difficult family issue.
#19 - Under Pressure
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 - Episode 12
After napalm is detected at a crime scene, the NCIS team investigates the sole casualty for possible links to terrorism.
#20 - To a Better Place
Criminal Minds Season 13 - Episode 2
The BAU investigates three similar crimes in which victims' remains are discovered in old suitcases.
#21 - Beacon
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 - Episode 21
Callen and Sam are shocked when an old acquaintance, who they thought was the recent victim of a murder, appears and asks for their help. As the team investigates, they uncover a possible breach of America's economic sanctions against Russia.
#22 - Seek and Destroy
Criminal Minds Season 12 - Episode 10
The BAU team investigates a series of home invasions in upscale neighborhoods in San Diego involving casualties.
#25 - Lohkay
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 - Episode 16
Callen is concerned that Sam might be too invested after he takes on a missing persons case for an Afghani elder who helped him years ago when he was wounded on a mission.
#26 - Bears and Cubs
NCIS Season 16 - Episode 16
Jimmy is torn between family and work after his father-in-law, Ed, asks him to tamper with evidence from NCIS’ current murder investigation. Also, Ed’s poker buddy, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., offers to help with the case.
#27 - Unspoken
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7 - Episode 6
The NCIS team searches for Sam’s former partner, Ruiz, who disappears during an undercover operation to buy a deadly explosive.
#28 - Forest for the Trees
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 - Episode 15
Callen and Sam are kidnapped when they follow an anonymous tip about a missing NSA agent. When the team discovers they are nowhere to be found, they realize it could have been a trap set by terrorists.