The Best Episodes Directed by Ed Ornelas

Poetic Justice

#1 - Poetic Justice

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 - Episode 24

Unable to trust anyone in New Orleans, the NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton has planned for the residents of Clearwater. Season Finale.

star 8.04
1271 votes
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To Seek a Foe

#2 - To Seek a Foe

Star-Crossed Season 1 - Episode 7

Grayson continues to seek solace from Emery after the incident with his mother. Feeling guilty for her part in everything, Emery tells Julia she’s going to support Grayson during this trying time with his family, putting her relationship with Roman on hold. Zoe sets a trap for Taylor using black cyper, but Lukas is the one affected and is rushed to the hospital. When Roman realizes black cyper is involved, he and Drake try to find a cure for the deadly poison before it kills Lukas. Meanwhile, Eva gets closer to the truth about Julia’s recovery.

star 7.98
740 votes
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Down the Rabbit Hole

#3 - Down the Rabbit Hole

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 - Episode 23

After Pride is spotted tracking one of Mayor Hamilton’s accomplices, the suspect opens fire on a crowded street before disappearing.

star 7.95
1220 votes
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After the Fall

#4 - After the Fall

The Resident Season 2 - Episode 10

Lane Hunter's victims and their families become outraged when she is released from prison. Bell, although responsible for posting Lane's bail and getting her released, continues to be tortured by her manipulation. Meanwhile, Conrad uses work to cope with the news about his father, and he teams up with Mina, Kit and the Raptor to treat a patient who is suffering as a result of Lane's dangerous treatments. Then, Devon grows worried when he doesn't hear from Julian, and Nic sets her sights on a primary physician for their new clinic.

star 7.89
760 votes
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Chaos Theory

#5 - Chaos Theory

NCIS: New Orleans Season 5 - Episode 22

The NCIS team investigates a deadly bombing at a military museum event with over 1,000 people in attendance.

star 7.85
462 votes
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Chapter Twenty-Four

#6 - Chapter Twenty-Four

Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 2

Jane is finally in a rhythm with Mateo, but finds herself out of step with Rafael and Michael and the potential love triangle that is brewing between them. In order to not be sued for missing their Vegas arrangement, Xo and Rogelio must perform on a cruise ship. Petra and Rafael are suspicious of Lachlan and his recent business proposal, but are soon faced with an even more shocking revelation. Alba makes a very big decision that will impact her life.

star 7.84
732 votes
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Choice Words

#7 - Choice Words

The Resident Season 3 - Episode 5

After a plane crashes in Atlanta, Devon is overcome by guilt at the thought that he could have prevented the tragedy. Bell, who was a passenger on the plane, makes it his personal mission to save the life of the man seated next to him. Meanwhile, Adaku returns to ask Mina a big favor, the Raptor struggles with telling his parents about meeting his biological father, and Conrad and Nic consider risking it all to investigate a drug that might be linked to Jessie’s death.

star 7.82
588 votes
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Inside Out

#8 - Inside Out

NCIS: New Orleans Season 5 - Episode 2

As the team searches for a former IRA bomb-maker who was smuggled into the city, they are joined by Special Agent Hannah Khoury, Pride’s replacement during his medical leave. Also, Pride considers a new position with the agency.

star 7.81
622 votes
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The Assassination of Dwayne Pride

#9 - The Assassination of Dwayne Pride

NCIS: New Orleans Season 4 - Episode 22

When journalist Oliver Crane posts a scathing article documenting Pride’s “reckless use of justice,” the team is concerned about the fallout from the piece and the confidential information included in the story. Also, Rita Devereaux warns Pride that someone in D.C. has coordinated this attack on him, and the article is just the beginning.

star 7.81
655 votes
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Keep Your Friends Close

#10 - Keep Your Friends Close

Bull (2016) Season 2 - Episode 14

Bull is brought on to help the FBI’s case against a hacker whom they believe breached air traffic control at LaGuardia Airport. But when Cable learns that the accused is her friend’s husband, she risks breaking the law—and defying Bull—to try and prove his innocence.

star 7.80
1092 votes
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End of the Line

#11 - End of the Line

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 - Episode 15

A gruesome copycat murder on a street car reopens a former case for Wade, evoking painful memories from her past.

star 7.77
1336 votes
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Chapter Eighteen

#12 - Chapter Eighteen

Jane the Virgin Season 1 - Episode 18

Jane unintentionally ruins Rafael’s chances of getting the hotel’s liquor license back, but her attempt to help fix it means missing the Villanueva’s Easter festivities. Rafael gets information about his birth mother from the private detective he has hired, but doesn’t like what he hears. Rogelio’s mother, Sofia, comes for a visit but she and Xo do not have the best history. Alba takes a big step in the romance arena, but is shocked when she learns what Edward does for a living. Petra becomes more convinced about the secret she thinks she has stumbled upon and enlists Michael’s help to get confirmation.

star 7.74
534 votes
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Step Up

#13 - Step Up

Code Black Season 3 - Episode 7

Rox decides to make amends with her former step coach when she arrives to Angels Memorial with the local high school step team after a pyramid stunt goes wrong. Also, Noa pleads with Leanne and Campbell to try any other method before performing an emergency hysterectomy on a young teenage girl experiencing complications after giving birth.

star 7.73
621 votes
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Madame X

#14 - Madame X

American Gothic (2016) Season 1 - Episode 12

With a killer taunting them, the Hawthornes look to the police for assistance, but Brady needs Garrett’s help to solve the case. Alison prepares for the election and is rocked by a shocking discovery about her family and the unexpected return of an old friend. Also, as the family gathers for Election Day, they attempt to identify the killer in their midst, but one of them won’t make it out alive.

star 7.71
514 votes
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The Walking Dead

#15 - The Walking Dead

NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 - Episode 13

A Navy Lieutenant Commander in impeccable shape turns to Pride and the NCIS team to solve his imminent murder after discovering he has been poisoned with a lethal dose of radiation.

star 7.70
866 votes
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Sex, Lies and Jellyfish

#16 - Sex, Lies and Jellyfish

Zoo Season 2 - Episode 6

The team travels to Portugal where they square off against a dangerous venom dealer in order to get one step closer to the cure. Also, Jackson's increasingly erratic behavior jeopardizes the entire team.

star 7.70
1582 votes
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Match Game

#17 - Match Game

Heartbeat (2016) Season 1 - Episode 8

When Alex's father needs a new kidney, an unlikely donor emerges and family secrets threaten to destroy the close relationship between father and daughter.

star 7.69
279 votes
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The Terminator Conundrum

#18 - The Terminator Conundrum

NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 - Episode 2

NCIS investigates a private plane crash after a Navy pilot says she saw an unidentified object prior to the crash. Pride suffers from insomnia and nightmares as a result of being kidnapped and drugged last year.

star 7.69
456 votes
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Chapter Twenty-Nine

#19 - Chapter Twenty-Nine

Jane the Virgin Season 2 - Episode 7

Jane and Rafael interview potential babysitters to help take some of the pressure off everyone, but Jane has specific and lengthy requirements. Jane attends her graduate school’s Christmas party in hopes of finding the perfect writing advisor, but things don’t go quite as planned. Rogelio is faced with a tough decision about the direction of his life. Petra wants a friendship with Jane, but her mother’s antics once again thwart those efforts. Michael’s suspicions have turned out to be true and he thinks he has discovered a lead on a possible rival to Sin Rostro.

star 7.68
698 votes
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Chapter Five

#20 - Chapter Five

Jane the Virgin Season 1 - Episode 5

Furious at her mother Xo, Jane decides she needs some space and moves in with her fiancée, Michael. However, living together isn’t what she thought it would be and Jane has to rethink her plans. Jane makes an effort to get to know Rogelio, but when his nerves get the better of him, things don’t go quite as planned. Rafael and Petra continue to struggle with the state of their marriage, but Petra has another unusual plan up her sleeve.

star 7.67
803 votes
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Elevator Love Letter

#21 - Elevator Love Letter

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 - Episode 19

All eyes are on Derek as he is set to perform his first surgery after his breakdown; attention is also set on Izzie, whose medical condition requires her to undergo a difficult surgery; and Owen has another PTSD episode that injures Cristina and traumatizes both of them, throwing the future of their relationship into question.

star 7.63
1742 votes
The Chess Players

#22 - The Chess Players

American Gothic (2016) Season 1 - Episode 6

When the Hawthornes are publicly implicated in the SBK case and forced to hole up in the house to avoid media scrutiny, they quickly begin to turn on one another. Also, Garrett lures Christina to the woods for a camping trip that takes a dangerous turn.

star 7.59
570 votes
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All In

#23 - All In

Salvation Season 1 - Episode 11

Grace and Harris must forge an alliance when their children’s lives are in jeopardy. Also, Liam presents Jillian with an unusual proposal.

star 7.58
2312 votes
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#24 - Compromised

FBI Season 1 - Episode 9

After a key witness and a U.S. marshal are ambushed and killed, Maggie and OA must track down a man who leaked the information that led to their murders.

star 7.56
1172 votes
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Darkest Fears

#25 - Darkest Fears

The Whispers Season 1 - Episode 10

A plan is put into place to trap Drill and attempt to drain away its energy, thus killing it in the process. But if unsuccessful, Drill could seek retribution in a most deadly way.

star 7.56
706 votes
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Ten Years Gone

#26 - Ten Years Gone

Zoo Season 3 - Episode 3

Abraham and Dariela consider making a deal with Reiden Global for personal reasons, and Jamie and Clementine perform a risky surgery on Mitch.

star 7.49
1445 votes
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#27 - Scandal

The Fix Season 1 - Episode 4

Maya obtains surveillance footage of Jessica the night before her death. Wiest is furious after Ezra spins a story about an affair between Maya and Matthew. The D.A.’s office finds out that there’s a mole leaking information to Ezra.

star 7.44
126 votes
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One Step Too Far

#28 - One Step Too Far

Grey's Anatomy Season 8 - Episode 17

Derek encourages a hesitant Meredith to work with him again in neurology; Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery, returns to Seattle Grace with a urology fellow and develops an interest in Richard; and Cristina becomes increasingly suspicious of Owen's every move. Meanwhile, Alex tries to deny the fact that Morgan may be falling for him.

star 7.43
2980 votes

#29 - Live

Instinct (2018) Season 1 - Episode 12

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of a film student whose death was broadcast for the world to see. Also, Andy and Dylan realize that parenting is tougher than they thought when they agree to look after Madison, a friend’s 12-year-old daughter.

star 7.41
369 votes
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Shiny Happy People

#30 - Shiny Happy People

Grey's Anatomy Season 6 - Episode 22

An elderly patient admitted into the E.R. for a heart condition sees a familiar face, a long lost love who happens to be in the E.R. as well for a fractured arm, and the staff find themselves caught up in their love story. Meanwhile, Karev treats a troubled teenage patient (guest star Demi Lovato) whose parents brought her in for schizophrenia, and Meredith can't help but tell Cristina about her suspicions of Owen -- which inevitably messes with Cristina's head.

star 7.39
3281 votes
Good Mourning

#31 - Good Mourning

Grey's Anatomy Season 6 - Episode 1

The hospital staff is left to deal with the aftermath of George's passing. Hitting the staff hard, they all find unique ways to get through the various stages of grief. George's mom returns, faced with the difficult task of deciding what to do with his organs.

star 7.38
2183 votes
Stop Me Before I Hug Again

#32 - Stop Me Before I Hug Again

Limitless Season 1 - Episode 13

Brian embarks on his first FBI field assignment when he travels to Quantico to lend his skills to the bureau unit that catches serial killers. However, the trip takes a negative turn when Brian realizes the man he’s working with may have put away an innocent person in the career-making case that made him a renowned profiler. Also, Brian tries to stay one step ahead of Rebecca as she comes closer to discovering Senator Morra’s connection to NZT.

star 7.38
2926 votes
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Blind Sides

#33 - Blind Sides

Reckless (2014) Season 1 - Episode 4

When two football players are accused of killing their coach, Jamie and Roy put aside their differences and work together to clear their names. Meanwhile, Preston begs for Jamie’s forgiveness after she sees his face on the Lee Anne Marcus sex tape.

star 6.31
140 votes
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