The Best Episodes Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski

Seeing Red

#1 - Seeing Red

Arrow Season 2 - Episode 20

The Mirakuru sends Roy into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. After Roy’s deadly fight with a police officer, Oliver realizes the Mirakuru has taken over Roy completely and must figure out a way to stop him. Things get more complicated after Sara declares that Roy is too far gone and the only way to stop him is to kill him. Meanwhile, Thea believes she can break through to Roy so she goes on camera at Moira’s campaign rally to lure him to Verdant. Her ploy works but after Roy attacks Thea, Team Arrow unleashes on him.

star 8.16
6135 votes
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Rogue Air

#2 - Rogue Air

The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 22

As Wells once again gets the upper hand on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Barry realizes he needs to make a big move and reaches out to an old foe, Captain Cold, for help. Joe and Caitlin warn Barry that Cold can't be trusted. True to form, Cold has his own agenda that involves the meta-humans trapped in the containment cells. As things seem to be going from bad to worse, The Flash gets reinforcements - Arrow and Firestorm.

star 8.06
4910 votes
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Finale: Part Two!!

#3 - Finale: Part Two!!

Limitless Season 1 - Episode 22

Following a stunning betrayal to their team, Brian and the FBI race to stop an NZT-enabled Sands and his associates from orchestrating an international incident. Also, Brian experiences devastating side effects when his NZT immunity starts to wear off.

star 8.04
3213 votes
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#4 - Nepenthe

Star Trek: Picard Season 1 - Episode 7

Picard and Soji transport to the planet Nepenthe, home to some old and trusted friends. As the rest of the La Sirena crew attempt to join them, Picard helps Soji make sense of her recently unlocked memories. Hugh and Elnor are left on the Borg cube and must face an angered Narissa.

star 7.96
2976 votes
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Fog of War

#5 - Fog of War

Blue Bloods Season 10 - Episode 14

Danny and Baez work with Texas Ranger Waylon Gates when they are put on a case to find the Lone Star Killer. After Eddie's partner mistakenly shoots an undercover cop, Internal Affairs accuses Jamie of not supervising properly.

star 7.91
492 votes
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#6 - Awakening

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 - Episode 17

Ichabod and Abbie fight against those who want to re-awaken a powerful witch coven and Jenny learns a disturbing truth about Frank Irving.

star 7.91
1221 votes
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Broken Arrow

#7 - Broken Arrow

Arrow Season 3 - Episode 19

Lance continues his mission to take down the Arrow so Felicity orders Oliver to keep a low profile. However, when a meta-human named Jake Simmons, who kills people with blasts of energy and plasma, starts terrorizing Starling City, Oliver is forced to ask Ray for help. The unlikely duo is forced to team up to save the city.

star 7.91
4596 votes
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Through the Valley of Shadows

#8 - Through the Valley of Shadows

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 - Episode 12

A fourth signal leads the U.S.S. Discovery to an insular world, where Pike is forced to make a life-changing choice. Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship gone rogue, leading to a discovery with catastrophic consequences.

star 7.89
3286 votes
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The Sound of Thunder

#9 - The Sound of Thunder

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 - Episode 6

When a new signal appears over Saru’s home planet, Burnham, Saru and the crew embark on a perilous mission that puts Saru in danger and raises questions about the Red Angel’s intentions. Hugh struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

star 7.88
3343 votes
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Benevolent Deception

#10 - Benevolent Deception

Bull (2016) Season 1 - Episode 23

Bull and the Trial Analysis, Corp. team travel to Miami with J.P. Nunnelly to work on a controversial drug trafficking case in which both the clients’ and the jurors’ lives are in danger.

star 7.87
1594 votes
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#11 - Diablo

S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 21

The team searches for a group of drug smugglers who crash a plane and scatter after a joint mission with the DEA to stop the shipment goes awry. Hondo tries to make amends with Nichelle. Luca experiences anxiety about his return to the field.

star 7.87
622 votes
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Route 66

#12 - Route 66

Criminal Minds Season 9 - Episode 5

As Hotch fights for his life due to complications from his stabbing at the hands of George Foyet, a.k.a. "The Reaper," he experiences visions of his late wife, Haley, and his nemesis, Foyet. Meanwhile, the BAU searches for a missing teenager and investigate her estranged father as a suspect in her disappearance.

star 7.85
1681 votes
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The Midnight Ride

#13 - The Midnight Ride

Sleepy Hollow Season 1 - Episode 7

Abbie and Ichabod must find hidden clues to thwart the evil in Sleepy Hollow and Abbie gets an unexpected visit from the enigmatic Andy Brooks.

star 7.81
2851 votes
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#14 - Rabid

Criminal Minds Season 9 - Episode 18

When three bodies are found with animal and human bite marks in a shallow grave near Milwaukee, the BAU has puzzling questions to answer. Meanwhile, Reid and Garcia work out for a company fitness test, but try to hide their preparation from Morgan.

star 7.81
1515 votes
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My Brother's Keeper

#15 - My Brother's Keeper

Blue Bloods Season 9 - Episode 14

It’s Reagan versus Reagan when Danny goes against Jamie’s direct order during a hostage negotiation. Also, Nicky asks Erin for help when her friend is in jeopardy of losing his scholarship because of a crime he didn’t commit, and Frank helps a distraught officer who accidentally shot an innocent girl.

star 7.80
583 votes
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#16 - Lethe

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 - Episode 6

Michael uses her connection to Sarek to help locate him after he is wounded in an assassination attempt. Lorca deals with an unexpected visitor.

star 7.78
7267 votes
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Hide in Plain Sight

#17 - Hide in Plain Sight

Blue Bloods Season 10 - Episode 18

Danny and Baez are faced with tracking down a drug dealer after two young models are found dead from overdoses; Eddie and Jamie team up to determine who the mastermind is behind a robbery.

star 7.77
441 votes
Kali Yuga

#18 - Kali Yuga

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 - Episode 14

With the help of Ichabod, Abbie and Jenny, Nick Hawley faces off against his evil childhood caretaker, and Captain Frank Irving adjusts to his new... life(?)

star 7.76
1213 votes
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Bring It On

#19 - Bring It On

Bull (2016) Season 1 - Episode 19

When Bull assists Jules Caffrey, a high-powered attorney on trial for his fiancée’s murder, he takes advantage of his client’s penchant for courtroom theatrics by letting him defend himself.

star 7.73
1628 votes
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Nanny Dearest

#20 - Nanny Dearest

Criminal Minds Season 8 - Episode 21

The BAU travels to Los Angeles looking for an UnSub who is kidnapping nannies and the children they care for on the same day each year.

star 7.72
1777 votes
Curse Words

#21 - Curse Words

Charmed (2018) Season 2 - Episode 10

Maggie and Mel fear Jordan’s curse is alive and well. Macy and Harry confront unspoken feelings.

star 7.70
261 votes
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The Oxbow

#22 - The Oxbow

American Gothic (2016) Season 1 - Episode 9

Key Hawthorne family secrets are revealed when Garrett is forced to reflect on his 14 years of solitude in the woods. Also, Alison turns the screws on a local reporter, with shocking results.

star 7.70
545 votes
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White House Down

#23 - White House Down

Salvation (2017) Season 2 - Episode 5

Grace forges a dangerous alliance with Claire’s brother, Alonzo. Also, Harris and Darius must work together to face down Bennett’s forces

star 7.70
1170 votes
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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

#24 - Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Timeless (2016) Season 2 - Episode 7

In the bustle of 1919 New York City, suffragette Alice Paul is framed for murder and the Time Team partners up with legendary female crime solver Grace Humiston – AKA “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.” Together they attempt to prove Alice’s innocence in time for her to give a powerful speech that turns the tide in the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Back in the present, Connor Mason salvages key intel from the Rittenhouse raid.

star 7.69
1505 votes
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Are You Alright?

#25 - Are You Alright?

Clarice Season 1 - Episode 3

In order to prove to Krendler and the VICAP team that she is fit for duty, Clarice must find the psychological key that will unlock a confession from the suspect in the three river murders.

star 7.69
760 votes
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The Fall

#26 - The Fall

Bull (2016) Season 1 - Episode 13

When Bull helps a professional eSports video game player accused of throwing a championship game sue his former team manager for defamation, his trial strategy is to prove his client is a compulsive winner who is psychologically incapable of losing on purpose.

star 7.69
1680 votes
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The Woman in 8D

#27 - The Woman in 8D

Bull (2016) Season 1 - Episode 2

Dr. Bull and his Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) team must formulate a new defense strategy when they discover the jury has a subconscious gender bias toward their client, a female pilot accused of negligence after one of her flights crashes.

star 7.67
2618 votes
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#28 - Headquarters!

Limitless Season 1 - Episode 9

Brian offers to use NZT to capture the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" criminals in two weeks, in exchange for Naz giving him his own personal work "headquarters" at the agency. Also, the secretive nature of Brian's new life working for the Bureau creates a rift between him and his father.

star 7.67
3113 votes
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Divining Rod

#29 - Divining Rod

Criminal Minds Season 7 - Episode 21

A serial killer is executed, in Oklahoma, a copycat shows up and the BAU are called to find him. Meanwhile, Prentiss gets nervous about a real estate purchase.

star 7.65
2178 votes
Snake Eyes

#30 - Snake Eyes

Criminal Minds Season 7 - Episode 13

The BAU tries their luck in Atlantic City when the team is called in to investigate a series of ritualistic casino-related murders. Also, after a spat with her boyfriend, Kevin, Garcia thinks she and Morgan may have gotten a little too friendly with each other.

star 7.63
2335 votes
Side Effects May Include…

#31 - Side Effects May Include…

Limitless Season 1 - Episode 6

When Brian begins to experience the side effects of NZT again, Senator Morra demands he betray Rebecca in exchange for another inoculation. Also, Brian secretly looks for an alternate cure for himself while he works with Rebecca outside FBI parameters to find the creators of NZT.

star 7.63
3157 votes
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And the Abyss Gazes Back

#32 - And the Abyss Gazes Back

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 - Episode 6

Sheriff Corbin's son returns from war, but his strange behavior leads Abbie and Ichabod to question his intentions.

star 7.62
1593 votes
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#33 - Source

S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 19

Jim Street debates whether or not his mother, Karen, should live with him upon her prison release after Hondo and Chris warn him against it. Also, Hondo and the team are assigned to protect Irina Zemanova, a high-profile Russian journalist visiting Los Angeles, from being assassinated.

star 7.62
1229 votes
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Magnum Opus

#34 - Magnum Opus

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 - Episode 10

Ichabod and Abbie set out to find the Sword of Methuselah, the only weapon capable of killing Moloch and ending the coming apocalypse.

star 7.61
1584 votes
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Page 44

#35 - Page 44

Limitless Season 1 - Episode 4

Brian's loyalty to the FBI is tested when Sands, Senator Edward Morra's representative, demands he steal the FBI’s secret files on NZT. Also, Agent Harris is emotionally conflicted when she learns what her estranged father left her following his death.

star 7.59
3384 votes
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Go Where I Send Thee...

#36 - Go Where I Send Thee...

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 - Episode 4

Abbie and Crane's search for a missing Sleepy Hollow child reveals a creature akin to the Pied Piper, whose legacy with the child's family extends back to a centuries-old curse.

star 7.58
1704 votes
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#37 - Scavengers

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 - Episode 6

After receiving a message from Book, Burnham and Georgiou embark on a rogue mission to find him, leaving Saru to pick up the pieces with Admiral Vance. Meanwhile, Stamets forms an unexpected bond with Adira.

star 7.58
1932 votes
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The Thirteenth Step

#38 - The Thirteenth Step

Criminal Minds Season 6 - Episode 13

The BAU hits the road to track down a pair of young lovers on an interstate murder spree. Also, Prentiss hears frightening news from her former boss at Interpol.

star 7.55
2536 votes
Bye Bye Birdie

#39 - Bye Bye Birdie

Instinct (2018) Season 1 - Episode 10

When Celia Baxter, a successful author, is almost killed in her home, Dylan and Lizzie's suspect list includes several people who may have held a grudge as she rose in stature in the publishing world. Also, Lizzie gets closer to learning the truth about the death of her fiancé, who was killed while undercover.

star 7.55
371 votes
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Out of the Light

#40 - Out of the Light

Criminal Minds Season 6 - Episode 22

The BAU is called to a North Carolina resort town after a woman is found badly injured and another woman is missing. On arrival, the team discovers these two women are not the only victims.

star 7.55
2376 votes
The Fallen

#41 - The Fallen

Criminal Minds Season 8 - Episode 7

The BAU travels to Santa Monica when burned bodies of homeless people begin showing up by the famous pier. Also, Rossi reconnects with his former Marine sergeant from Vietnam.

star 7.53
1941 votes
The Brightest Star

#42 - The Brightest Star

Star Trek: Short Treks Season 1 - Episode 3

Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru lived a simple life on his home planet of Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.

star 7.52
447 votes
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Ghosts of Highway 20

#43 - Ghosts of Highway 20

Clarice Season 1 - Episode 2

Clarice Starling and the team are deployed to Tennessee where the FBI is laying siege against a fringe militia group called, The Statesmen.

star 7.52
835 votes
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#44 - Owned

Instinct (2018) Season 1 - Episode 7

Dylan and Lizzie are under pressure to deliver results when they investigate the death of Jasmine’s friend, the owner of a professional basketball team who died when her car went off a bridge

star 7.42
333 votes
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Wild Game

#45 - Wild Game

Instinct (2018) Season 1 - Episode 2

Although Dylan has returned to teaching, Lizzie calls upon his expertise with profiling sociopaths to assist with a bizarre case in which a venture capitalist was murdered and his body ritualistically displayed.

star 7.26
446 votes
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