The Best Episodes Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#6 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#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.
#22 - 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.
#25 - 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.
#26 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#36 - 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.
#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.
#39 - 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.
#40 - 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.
#41 - 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.