The Best Episodes Directed by Ed Sherin

Fathers and Guns

#1 - Fathers and Guns

Hill Street Blues Season 7 - Episode 9

Furillo faces a moral and emotional dilemma when his father is shot; LaRue sics the health department on a restaurant owner; Belker has nightmares about nuclear destruction and helps a father find his child; and a cemetery plot salesman solicits business at the station.

star 8.25
12 votes
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For God and Country (2)

#2 - For God and Country (2)

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 4 - Episode 12

Continuing the investigation in New York City, Egan's wife is questioned by Frank and Tim. Just a few hours later, Egan's wife is killed and Egan's son is seen running. Kendall is taken into proctective custody until he gives up the suspect's name. Lennie Briscoe and Rey Curtis (from Law and Order) come to Baltimore. Munch finds out that Lennie knew his ex-wife a little too much (She moved to NYC after divorcing him). The suspect tried to escape in a seaplane but is caught. NYC ADA Claire Kincaid comes down to extradite him back to NYC, which made Frank upset. While extraditing him, the suspect has a heart attack and dies at the train station. (Charm City (1) aired on Law & Order, season 6, episode 13.)

star 7.91
33 votes
It's a Wonderful Job

#3 - It's a Wonderful Job

Moonlighting Season 3 - Episode 8

A depressed Maddie gets a chance to see what her life and the rest of Blue Moon staff would be like if she had sold the agency as she originally intended.

star 7.76
21 votes
Showtime (3)

#4 - Showtime (3)

Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 17

The trial of Eddie Newman begins but the prosecution's chances of conviction are hampered by a ""dream team"" of defense attorneys, Gorton's personal pressures on Ross, the public questioning of the relationship between Curtis and Lisa Lundquist, and a surpise accusation.

star 7.74
87 votes
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Monster

#5 - Monster

Law & Order Season 8 - Episode 24

During the search for a pedophile who raped a 10-year-old, a snitch offers Briscoe a chance to avenge his daughter's death. Meanwhile, Van Buren learns that her job is in jeopardy; McCoy is ordered to appear before a disciplinary committee because of his conduct in a DUI case; and the increasingly political Schiff worries that the rape case may adversely impact his reelection bid.

star 7.72
82 votes
Charm City (1)

#6 - Charm City (1)

Law & Order Season 6 - Episode 13

A subway station gas attack, similar to one that took place in a Baltimore church five years earlier, brings Baltimore homicide detectives Tim Bayliss and Frank Pembleton to New York to assist Briscoe and Curtis in apprehending the prime suspect in both incidents. (For God and Country (2) aired on Homicide: Life on the Street, season 4, episode 12.)

star 7.70
86 votes
Baby, It's You (2)

#7 - Baby, It's You (2)

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 6 - Episode 5

The young man that was stalking Brittany in Baltimore is interviewed and relates that he saw her being attacked by someone. When going to question the parents, the New York and Baltimore detectives discover that the Janaways have returned to Baltimore, so they make the trip to Charm City. They get the father in the box and he demands that they prove he did it. The attorneys fight over jurisdiction, but the judge rules in favor of Baltimore and the two teams of prosecutors must work together. When the father is put on the stand he gives an alibi, a surprise that gives the detectives 48 hours to verify this alibi. When the alibi checks out, they bring in both of the parents to get to the truth. (Baby, It's You (1) aired on Law & Order, season 8, episode 6.)

star 7.67
45 votes
Sideshow (2)

#8 - Sideshow (2)

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 7 - Episode 15

Danvers brings news of his appointment to the District Court bench as the investigation of a government official named Janine McBride, begun on Law & Order continues in New York. Their prime suspect, Chesley Purcell, is dead and her shooter, Ned Burks, is in the hands of the Feds. What was her connection back to Washington? Gee expresses his anger with MGee over letting his ""ham fisted"" bosses at the FBI know what was going on, since they in turn had informed Wm. Dell, the Independent Counsel. Burks is given a limited amount of immunity for his testimony to Dell, but McCoy and Danvers get an order that allows them to be present at his questioning; but neither the Independent Counsel nor McCoy and Danvers get anything useful. Meanwhile, the Baltimore detectives investigate the background of Chesley Purcell and it turns up the name of a man in prison who still appears to be running his organization. So there could be no more leaks, MGee asks to be kept out of the investigation. (Sideshow (1) aired on Law & Order, season 9, episode 14.)

star 7.63
41 votes
Criminal Law

#9 - Criminal Law

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 9

The deaths of three women with the same name lead Fontana and Green to the nine-year-old conviction of Leland Barnes, who had shot and killed his wife in an office full of people. With two of the three witnesses against him dead and Jack McCoy on the hit list, the detectives struggle to determine how Barnes, who has been in prison the entire time, got someone on the outside to kill the only people who could keep him in jail. The investigation leads them to Leland's two sons, with surprising results.

star 7.62
78 votes
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Entitled (1)

#10 - Entitled (1)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 - Episode 15

After a salesman is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the youngest daughter of a well-known family with some deep connections. But as they join forces with the officers from the two-seven, they realise that their case is connected with a long-unsolved case that Briscoe once handled years ago with his former partner, Mike Logan. (Entitle (2) aired on Law & Order, season 10, episode 14.)

star 7.58
226 votes
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Gunshow

#11 - Gunshow

Law & Order Season 10 - Episode 1

A murderer's shooting spree in Central Park prompts Briscoe and his new partner, Detective Eddie Green, to trace the murder weapon's origination; McCoy makes it his mission to punish the killer and the gun manufacturer.

star 7.55
110 votes
Faith

#12 - Faith

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 1 - Episode 21

When a wealthy publisher is murdered to prevent him from exposing an elaborate confidence game that enveloped him, his company and one of his editors, Goren and Eames run their own con to extract a confession from the killer.

star 7.50
92 votes
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Causa Mortis

#13 - Causa Mortis

Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 1

McCoy's new second chair, ADA Jamie Ross, is determined to prosecute as harshly as possible a carjacker who took the life of a teacher as she pleaded for her life on an audio tape discovered at the crime scene.

star 7.49
120 votes
Cherished

#14 - Cherished

Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 1

The investigation into a girl's death reveals secrets the adoptive family was desperately trying to hide.

star 7.48
112 votes
Chosen

#15 - Chosen

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 11

The murder of a bookie with a high-class clientelle leads the detectives to arrest his partner. Charged with first-degree murder, his attorney puts forth an unusual defense strategy that turns the trial into a political statement.

star 7.48
71 votes
Baby, It's You (1)

#16 - Baby, It's You (1)

Law & Order Season 8 - Episode 6

It's old home week for Briscoe when an apparent murder of a teenage model in New York develops ties to Baltimore, and Detectives Munch and Falsone pay a visit to the Big Apple to observe the case. Meanwhile, McCoy finds himself battling the attorney of the victim's parents for access to his clients and the Baltimore DA for jurisdiction. (Baby, It's You (2) aired on Homicide: Life on the Street, season 6, episode 5.)

star 7.48
82 votes
In Memory of...

#17 - In Memory of...

Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 7

The renovation of a brownstone uncovers the remains of a boy who disappeared 31 years earlier, reviving a wrenching and long-suppressed memory in his childhood friend and neighbor.

star 7.48
139 votes
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Turnaround (2)

#18 - Turnaround (2)

Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 16

Back in New York with their suspect, Briscoe and Curtis try to pin down his schedule on the night of the murder, but find instead that another man was in the area at the right time and more importantly, might have a motive for the crime. But after the issuance of a new arrest warrant, McCoy and Ross have to fly to LA to defend their warrant against attacks by the man's defense counsel, Ross's former husband Neal Gorton.

star 7.47
83 votes
The Wages of Love

#19 - The Wages of Love

Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 2

A double homicide casts suspicion on both the ex-wife and the former boyfriend of the murdered duo, with the dead man's murdered son holding the key to the mystery.

star 7.45
147 votes
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Pride

#20 - Pride

Law & Order Season 5 - Episode 23

A gay city councilman is murdered and the trail leads to a bigoted rival politician and a male prostitute.

star 7.42
92 votes
Second Opinion

#21 - Second Opinion

Law & Order Season 5 - Episode 1

A woman's death exposes an unorthodox method of treating cancer that Executive Assistant DA McCoy intends to prove is negligent homicide.

star 7.41
143 votes
Prejudice

#22 - Prejudice

Law & Order Season 12 - Episode 10

The murder of a magazine publishing company's black CEO leads to a suspect who has a clear streak of racism and whose attorney intends on using that as a mental defect.

star 7.40
70 votes
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D-Girl (1)

#23 - D-Girl (1)

Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 15

A headless corpse fished out of the river sends Briscoe and Curtis out to Los Angeles to obtain a blood sample from their chief suspect while McCoy and Ross back in New York try to obtain a court order for the procedure.

star 7.39
92 votes
True Grit

#24 - True Grit

Tour of Duty Season 2 - Episode 4

Anderson risks court-martial to delay the return of battle-weary men to combat.

star 7.37
43 votes
Promises to Keep

#25 - Promises to Keep

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 14

The investigation into the murder of a young physician leads to the discovery of an unorthodox and illegal relationship between her fiance and his psychiatrist.

star 7.37
98 votes
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Sideshow (1)

#26 - Sideshow (1)

Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 14

When Briscoe and Curtis discover that a high-level federal official found murdered in Battery Park was recently transferred from Baltimore, they reteam with Baltimore homicide detectives. The joint investigation reveals that the victim was involved in a love affair with another high-level government official, whose career will be destroyed if the relationship becomes public. The independent counsel summons McCoy and his Baltimore counterpart, Ed Danvers, to Washington and demands that McCoy reveal his source or be jailed for contempt. Briscoe and Curtis apprehend the suspect, but F.B.I. claims jurisdiction and the suspect evades trial, if not justice. (Sideshow (2) aired on Homicide: Life on the Street, season 7, episode 15.)

star 7.37
79 votes
Entitled (2)

#27 - Entitled (2)

Law & Order Season 10 - Episode 14

The focus of the case returns to a politically influential family and, during the course of the trial, McCoy finds the powerful matriarch to be a formidable opponent. (Entitled (1) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 1, episode 15.)

star 7.35
69 votes
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Heaven

#28 - Heaven

Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 10

The investigation into a social-club fire which claimed 53 fatalities leads to a connection between arson, illegal immigrants and the sale of green cards.

star 7.34
114 votes
Star Struck

#29 - Star Struck

Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 12

An obsessive fan pleads temporary insanity when he is charged with attempting to murder the soap-opera actress who is the center of his life.

star 7.33
106 votes
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Self Defense

#30 - Self Defense

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 7

Cerreta and Stone find themselves on opposite sides of the fence when a storeowner kills two robbers and then claims self-defense as a justification.

star 7.33
101 votes
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Wager

#31 - Wager

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 18

Briscoe and Logan bet that the killing of a star athlete's father is linked to gambling debts and threats to the baseball player's family.

star 7.32
84 votes
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Silence

#32 - Silence

Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 21

A politician opposes the prosecution of his son's murderer because it might mean revealing that his late son was gay.

star 7.32
100 votes
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Censure

#33 - Censure

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 14

A phone call threatening a woman's young daughter leads to a case that causes Kincaid to resign from Schiff's office because of an affair in her past.

star 7.32
105 votes
Manhood

#34 - Manhood

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 21

The statement of a drug dealer who survived a shoot-out that killed a cop leads Logan and Briscoe to suspect that the cop died because he was gay and his fellow officers were reluctant to back him up.

star 7.30
109 votes
The Fertile Fields

#35 - The Fertile Fields

Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 19

The brutal murder of a Jewish jeweler appears to be a hate crime, but the investigation soon leads back to the man's brother and his shady business deals.

star 7.30
99 votes
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Raising Cain

#36 - Raising Cain

Medium Season 2 - Episode 13

Allison helps with the location of a missing child. Afterwards she gets a vision about the child's future and is not sure anymore what she should do to help the child.

star 7.29
88 votes
Doubles

#37 - Doubles

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 21

An assailant breaks the wrist of a tennis player prior to a tournament, and a competitor is among the suspects.

star 7.29
89 votes
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Embedded

#38 - Embedded

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 8

After a reporter accused of causing the deaths of soldiers with whom he was embedded in Iraq by reporting on their troop movements is shot and wounded on the eve of his return to the front, the ballistics report indicates that the gun belonged to one of the dead soldiers, leading the detectives to uncover who brought the gun back from the front and committed the crime.

star 7.27
66 votes
Animal Instinct

#39 - Animal Instinct

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 18

The initial investigation into the death of a research scientist leads to an animal-rights group until evidence surfaces that her husband's affair with a coworker may point to a possible motive for the murder.

star 7.27
98 votes
Rebels

#40 - Rebels

Law & Order Season 6 - Episode 2

Briscoe and Curtis have a hard time finding cooperative witnesses when investigating the murder of a college student at a rough biker bar.

star 7.24
104 votes
Night and Fog

#41 - Night and Fog

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 13

The confession of an elderly man that he assisted his wife in committing suicide doesn't fully satisfy Stone when rumors surface that the man was once a Nazi collaborator.

star 7.24
105 votes
Fixed

#42 - Fixed

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 11

When a paroled child murderer is run down, the investigation leads to a terrified social worker and an experimental prison therapy program.

star 7.24
76 votes
Death Takes a Policy

#43 - Death Takes a Policy

Medium Season 2 - Episode 21

Allison is busy investigating the death of a local doctor when a man claiming to be "Death" begins appearing in her visions, causing her to worry that maybe her time on this world is nearly over.

star 7.23
82 votes
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For What It's Worth

#44 - For What It's Worth

Tour of Duty Season 2 - Episode 3

While out on a patrol, Anderson and Goldman observe some VC transporting an American prisoner and photograph him before leaving the area. Although they are badly outnumbered, Ruiz stupidly goes back down the trail after a necklace he dropped, tipping their position and getting a man killed. Alex drops by to see Goldman. Zeke goes to the hospital to try to straighten out some records and ends up saving the life of psychiatrist Jennifer Seymour from a homicidally insane LURP. An explosion in the latrine sets of Major Darling, while Anderson suggests that it might not be VC but an American solider who planted the grenade. Taylor gets accused -- falsely -- of doing the dirty deed and now it is up to Anderson and Goldman to find a way to clear him. Ruiz begins to completely breakdown. Anderson's budding relationship with Seymour is short-circuited when he betrays her confidence by sharing information he gained from her in an effort to clear Taylor.

star 7.22
49 votes
Discord

#45 - Discord

Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 3

A college student charges an admittedly promiscuous rock star with rape, but he claims the act was consensual.

star 7.22
106 votes
Benevolence

#46 - Benevolence

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 22

Logan and Briscoe begin their investigation into the death of a hearing-impaired young woman by questioning her two most recent boyfriends.

star 7.18
96 votes
Conspiracy

#47 - Conspiracy

Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 2

The assassination of an African-American leader leads to the arrest of a man whose ex-wife was suspected of having an affair with the victim.

star 6.93
102 votes
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