The Best Episodes Directed by Diana Valentine

Better Angels

#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.

star 7.86
672 votes
Watch on Amazon
The 3rd Choir

#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.

star 7.85
1072 votes
The Same As Air

#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.

star 7.85
641 votes
Watch on Amazon

#4 - Watchdog

NCIS Season 18 - Episode 10

NCIS uncovers a secret dogfighting ring, which leads to an unexpected move by one of the team members.

star 7.80
538 votes
Watch on Amazon
Lost Time

#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.

star 7.80
979 votes
Watch on Amazon
Three Hearts

#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.

star 7.79
1201 votes
Watch on Amazon

#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.

star 7.79
1449 votes
Watch on Amazon
Crazy Train

#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.

star 7.76
1553 votes
The Circle

#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.

star 7.74
506 votes
Wide Awake

#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.

star 7.73
912 votes

#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.

star 7.72
597 votes
Seoul Man

#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.

star 7.71
1089 votes
In the Dark

#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.

star 7.70
2305 votes
Cinderella and the Dragon

#14 - Cinderella and the Dragon

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 2 - Episode 6

When two American flight attendants go missing while in Singapore, the International Response Team is called in to investigate.

star 7.70
799 votes
Watch on Amazon
Leda and the Swan (1)

#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.

star 7.66
253 votes
Internal Affairs

#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.

star 7.65
1405 votes
Starter Home

#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.

star 7.64
1056 votes
All You Can Eat

#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.

star 7.64
1217 votes
Under Pressure

#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.

star 7.64
1063 votes
To a Better Place

#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.

star 7.63
2047 votes

#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.

star 7.62
995 votes
Seek and Destroy

#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.

star 7.61
2257 votes

#23 - Hesperides

The 100 Season 7 - Episode 4

Mysterious outsiders arrive with news of Clarke's missing people.

star 7.60
1519 votes
Watch on Amazon
Mehar's Jacket

#24 - Mehar's Jacket

Walker Season 1 - Episode 14

Walker takes Stella and August on a road trip to discuss some devastating news. Meanwhile, Captain James enlists the help of Micki and Trey to find a missing military veteran.

star 7.60
252 votes
Watch on Amazon

#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.

star 7.59
1474 votes
Bears and Cubs

#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.

star 7.53
1040 votes

#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.

star 7.50
978 votes
Forest for the Trees

#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.

star 7.37
946 votes
The Big Five Oh

#29 - The Big Five Oh

Fantasy Island (2021) Season 1 - Episode 6

When old friends Nettie, Camille and Margot come to the Island to celebrate their 50th birthdays, their fantasies expose fault lines in their friendship.

star 7.30
103 votes
Watch on Amazon