The Best Episodes Directed by Donald P. Bellisario

Deja Vu (2)

#1 - Deja Vu (2)

Magnum, P.I. Season 6 - Episode 2

Conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story. As Thomas and Penelope investigate the mystery surrounding Geoffrey's death, they become close to each other, and Thomas with this and with flashbacks to his haunting dream that seems to have predicted Geoffrey's death, he feels as though he's almost stepped into Geoffrey's life. The pair uncover that Geoffrey was once part of a powerful group of assassins, and seems to have been killed to stop him from having chance to expose the group. Meanwhile, Thomas learns that Higgins is reluctant to use the stay in England as an opportunity to visit his father, whom he has not seen in forty years after a falling out...

star 8.53
80 votes
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A New Life (2)

#2 - A New Life (2)

JAG Season 1 - Episode 2

Harm & Kate continue to investigate the death of Lt. Angela Arutti, all the while the carrier remaining on combat status.

star 8.18
208 votes
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The Woman on the Beach

#3 - The Woman on the Beach

Magnum, P.I. Season 2 - Episode 3

One night, Rick, feeling down after learning that a girl he was serious about is getting married, meets an attractive young woman called Sara, a beautiful woman dressed in a white vale. As the pair befriend each other, she tells him that she is being terrorised by a man named Henry Ellison, after she didn't return his feelings of love. But during a walk on the beach with the girl, she suddenly disappears, seemingly into thin air. Rick insists that Thomas look in to it, and they learn that Sara died 35 years ago, after supposedly committing suicide, though there was rumour that suggested she was murdered; and sightings of her ghost are occasionally reported. Magnum digs into both the past and present to find if there is logical explanation and if someone is impersonating Sara, or if it really was something more ethereal that Rick encountered..

star 8.15
228 votes
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Boomerang (2)

#4 - Boomerang (2)

JAG Season 5 - Episode 16

The murder/desertion trial of Kevin Lee takes a bad turn after his wife changes her testimony under cross examination. Harm and Mic fights to win over Mac

star 8.06
336 votes
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Deja Vu (1)

#5 - Deja Vu (1)

Magnum, P.I. Season 6 - Episode 1

Magnum and Higgins travel to London, England to oversee the establishment of Robin Master's new castle, Robin's Keep, in time for a large banquet. While Higgins is busy training Ian MacKerras for the running of the castle, Thomas takes the opportunity to visit Geoffrey St. Clare, an old friend from Vietnam, but upon arrival, Geoffrey's wife Penelope informs him that Geoffrey has been killed, after being run down in a hit-and-run incident with a black Jaguar. But there is mystery surrounding the death - Geoffrey was supposed to be in France, and the circumstances suggest that, far from being an accident, the death was deliberate murder.The events of Geoffrey's killing seem to be echoing a disturbing, bizarre dream that Magnum had on the journey to England...

star 8.01
121 votes
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Catch a Falling Star

#6 - Catch a Falling Star

Quantum Leap Season 2 - Episode 10

May 21, 1979: Sam leaps into Ray Hutton, the understudy for the role of Cervantes just seconds before curtain time. His mission: prevent the drunken star from falling and seriously injuring himself during a benefit performance of "Man of La Mancha." Sam isn't helped by the presence of his former piano teacher, on whom he once had a crush, and who now appears to have caught the star's eye as well.

star 7.98
316 votes
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The Hand of God

#7 - The Hand of God

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 24

Rather than continue fleeing from their enemies, the crew of the Galactica commences an all-out attack on a Cylon base.

star 7.89
305 votes
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A New Life (1)

#8 - A New Life (1)

JAG Season 1 - Episode 1

Lt. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, a JG Lawyer who investigates and litigates crimes committed by Navy and Marine personnel, looks into the mysterious death of a female pilot aboard an aircraft carrier. Harm is convinced the female pilot who fell overboard didn't commit suicide, but was actually pushed, with all the suspects aboard the aircraft carrier.

star 7.86
621 votes
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Boomerang (1)

#9 - Boomerang (1)

JAG Season 5 - Episode 15

At the request of Lt. Cmdr. Brumby, Admiral Chegwidden sends Harm and Bud to Australia to represent a U.S. Naval officer, Kevin Lee, who has suddenly surfaced 28 years after being ""murdered"" by an Australian sailor. Lee contends that he accidentally killed his Australian nemesis years ago and, in a panic, exchanged identities with the dead man. Now, charged with both deserting and murder, Lee is to be tried in an Australian court, pitting Harm against Brumby. Harm and Brumby are also about to go head-to-head outside the courtroom when Mac appears in Sydney and Brumby decides it's time to make her choose between him and Harm.

star 7.84
337 votes
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Yankee White

#10 - Yankee White

NCIS Season 1 - Episode 1

An official Navy Commander dies while on Air Force One. Marine NCIS agents decide to take the investigation in their own hands and force a Secret Service Agent to help. Now the NCIS team will have to find out whether or not the Navy Officer's death was due to natural causes.

star 7.80
2879 votes
Ghost Ship

#11 - Ghost Ship

JAG Season 3 - Episode 1

Harm and Mac investigate the murder of a Navy pilot whose body was found hidden aboard a decommissioned aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet. Harm also discovers evidence that his father, an MIA from the Vietnam War, may be alive and under KGB control in Russia.

star 7.79
388 votes
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Death Watch

#12 - Death Watch

JAG Season 3 - Episode 19

Mac learns about the murder of Harm's girlfriend Diane two years ago. When Harm shows her a picture of Diane, Mac is stunned to see that she looks just like her. Together with Bud they work together on the case, hoping to find the murderer.

star 7.66
387 votes
Ice Queen (1)

#13 - Ice Queen (1)

JAG Season 8 - Episode 20

A murdered JAG officer teams up the JAG staff with agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS).

star 7.63
486 votes
Skeleton Crew

#14 - Skeleton Crew

JAG Season 1 - Episode 22

A murdered female lieutenant turns out to be Lt. Schonke, a friend with whom Harm attended Academy, but neither Cdr. Krennick nor Agent Turque, an abrasive civilian investigator, buys Harm's claim that his relationship was strictly platonic. After the primary suspect of the murder is also found dead - a more than dubious suicide - Harm finds himself being the number one suspect for both murders ... Locations: US Naval Base Norfolk, Va.; Washington D.C.

star 7.58
345 votes
China Doll

#15 - China Doll

Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 3

Magnum is hired by a beautiful Chinese antiques dealer that he's making a play for, to protect a precious ancient vase, "the Soul of Soong", until it's buyer arrives in Hawaii to collect it. But unbeknown to him, the priceless ornament is wanted by a Tong gang from the girl's home country, and a deadly martial arts assassin who can kill in the blink of an eye is hot on the trail...

star 7.50
506 votes

#16 - Shadow

JAG Season 1 - Episode 3

The test of a new torpedo is carried out on board the submarine, the USS Tiger Shark. The test is overseen by the civilian software developer, Dirk Grover. This torpedo is designed to approach and then ""shadow"" its target until it is necessary to hit & destroy. But something goes wrong and the torpedo disappears. Grover then tells the captain that the torpedo is under his control and he will destroy a luxury cruise ship if he is not paid $40 million in gold.Lt. Rabb and Lt.(j.g.)Austin, are sent to the Tiger Shark to assess the seriousness of the threat and if necessary, negotiate with Grover to avoid loss of life.Once on board, Grover insists that he must periodically send commands to the torpedo and to demonstrate, sets off an explosive charge flooding a compartment. In the course of the invesigation, the torpedo is located shadowing a British Liner; Rabb learns that Grover really isn't in control of the torpedo unless the ship is within 4000 yds of it, so Rabb steals Grover's lapt

star 7.49
544 votes
Shadow of the Hawke (1)

#17 - Shadow of the Hawke (1)

Airwolf Season 1 - Episode 1

While demonstrating the capabilities of the new prototype supercopter codenamed 'Airwolf', Dr. Charles Moffet goes rogue, steals the chopper and kills almost all of the observers. At least one man -- Michael Coldsmith Briggs III survives. Briggs, codenamed 'Archangel' is the head of a covert organization called 'The Firm' and Archangel calls upon the one man in the world he knows that can retrieve the copter. The problem is Stringfellow Hawke is not only a loner, but a recluse as well. The amount of money the Firm is willing to pay for Airwolf's recovery is irrelevant. Hawke wants just one thing - the safe return of his brother, Saint John, who was captured during the Vietnam war and is evidently a POW.

star 7.39
737 votes
Daddy's Gone a Hunt'n

#18 - Daddy's Gone a Hunt'n

Airwolf Season 1 - Episode 3

Hawke and Dom must stop a suspected traitor from turning an advanced military fighter over to the Russians in exchange for his son who was born in Vietnam. Things get complicated, though, when Hawke realizes that he was also involved with the boy's mother during roughly the same era as the child's birth.

star 7.25
299 votes
A Little Bit of England

#19 - A Little Bit of England

Black Sheep Squadron Season 2 - Episode 13

The show starts with Boyle and French trying to get a closer look at a showering Nurse Ellie. They throw a golf ball into the water barrel and pretend they're looking for it. Ellie is none the wiser, but the other nurses come upon the scene and are none to happy with the little trick they are playing. Nurse Nancy tells Boyle that he can forget about that night and the next and the next and that she never wants to see him again. On their mission that day the squadron strafes a harbor at Raubaul and comes out okay. But as they are leaving the area Boyle spots a train and asks permission to go after it. Greg has a feeling that he should not let him go as they have just enough fuel to get back to La Cava. He lets Boyle and Casey take a run at the train. Casey goes first and hits the target, passing over the train afterwards. Boyle makes a better hit, causing a large explosion. His plane flies through the explosion and catches on fire. Greg tells him to try to make it to England. T

star 7.24
50 votes
The Young Lords

#20 - The Young Lords

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 11

Starbuck crashes on the planet Trillion, where the Cylons have destroyed all the humans except for a band of children, who have become warriors to save their enslaved father.

star 6.86
407 votes
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