The Best Episodes Directed by Fred Berner

The Last One for Mom

#1 - The Last One for Mom

Chicago Fire Season 4 - Episode 20

Firehouse 51 unites to help a young boy in tragic circumstances. A high-powered political consultant helps Casey navigate a potential scandal. Cruz makes a mistake that nearly costs him his life.

star 8.10
1769 votes
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Actual Physical Violence

#2 - Actual Physical Violence

Chicago P.D. Season 3 - Episode 3

The team is terrorized by a gun-wielding father who is desperate to find his missing daughter. Bunny stirs up accusations of misconduct from Voight's past.

star 8.08
1300 votes
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Double Strands

#3 - Double Strands

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13 - Episode 4

A family man is suspected of being a serial rapist in a string of assaults stretching across several states. Mounting evidence points to his guilt, but detectives research his past and begin to believe his pleas of innocence.

star 7.96
579 votes
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Shouldn't Have Been Alone (2)

#4 - Shouldn't Have Been Alone (2)

Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 10

With Burgess in the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds, the intelligence team is determined to find the people responsible. Lindsay delays her start on the federal task force so she can help with this case. Search of the house provides a lead and when a bomb is triggered a key suspect is found. Meanwhile the team takes turns watching over Burgess. Voight informs Burgess of a new opportunity that this affords her.

star 7.91
1214 votes
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Monday Mourning

#5 - Monday Mourning

Chicago Med Season 2 - Episode 17

A suicide shakes the staff. Dr. Choi and Dr. Halstead face off over how to treat a patient with stroke symptoms. Family turmoil unfolds when a boy is treated after falling in a river. The importance of learning from mistakes is emphasized to Dr. Reese.

star 7.90
1694 votes
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#6 - Service

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 18

The SVU must break through military red tape when a soldier is suspected of sexual assault.

star 7.90
613 votes
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#7 - Fagin

Chicago P.D. Season 4 - Episode 21

When the team is called to an in-progress bank robbery, they come across Detective Hailey Upton trying to take over the crime scene with her Robbery-Homicide unit - butting heads with Voight in the process. As the robberies continue to be executed around the city, Lindsay is forced to make a decision in the heat of the moment, revealing a surprising suspect behind the mask. While working on the case at the district, Upton is shocked to come across Platt, who has a special connection to her past.

star 7.89
2025 votes
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Looking Out for Stateville

#8 - Looking Out for Stateville

Chicago P.D. Season 3 - Episode 12

With the help of Voight's former cellmate, Intelligence goes after one of Chicago's biggest drug kingpins.

star 7.88
1339 votes
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Forget It, Jake; It's Chinatown

#9 - Forget It, Jake; It's Chinatown

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 - Episode 8

As Wheatley goes to court to face the litany of charges against him, Richie makes moves to save himself and his family name. Morales and Washburn keep close tabs on their star witness. Bell and Stabler must cope with a sudden development in the case.

star 7.87
223 votes
Reveille (2)

#10 - Reveille (2)

FBI: Most Wanted Season 1 - Episode 9

Part 2 of a crossover with FBI. After taking down a terrorist, the FBI and their Fugitive Task Force partners turn their attention to the terrorist’s wife who escaped with one million dollars and is determined to follow through with her husband’s deadly plan. Also, LaCroix’s daughter, Tali, is taken away by ICE, but as Jess tracks her down, he realizes her detainment may be more than just random coincidence.

star 7.86
276 votes
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#11 - Plastic

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 20 - Episode 11

A woman accuses a celebrity plastic surgeon and his girlfriend of rape.

star 7.85
482 votes
Made a Wrong Turn

#12 - Made a Wrong Turn

Chicago P.D. Season 4 - Episode 2

When a call comes in reporting a car being stripped, Burgess and Tay respond and discover a badly beaten young man and his fiancé missing. Fearing a public relations nightmare Voight and the team are on their best behavior as they search for answers and the missing woman. At the same time, Lindsay surprises Halsted with a big question. Commander Fogel berates Platt for going over his head to have Tay assigned to District 21.

star 7.84
1854 votes
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Next Chapter

#13 - Next Chapter

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 18 - Episode 7

The SVU team investigates a woman has been sexually assaulted by a masked man, but she believes the rapist is the same man who went to jail for stalking her. Meanwhile, Tucker contemplates retirement and a future with Benson.

star 7.82
1227 votes
Different Mistakes

#14 - Different Mistakes

Chicago P.D. Season 1 - Episode 8

Voight is assigned a new Internal Affairs handler, Stillwell who proves to be suspicious of Voight’s actions. During an investigation involving a gambling ring Voight is forced to work with his former partner from the Gang Unit, Shi. At the same time Halsted remains fixated on Lonnie Rodiger and enlists Jin’s help to gather more information. Meanwhile, Ruzek’s inflated ego leads Olinsky to take him down a peg and offer a great opportunity to Atwater.

star 7.82
1444 votes
Heart Matters

#15 - Heart Matters

Chicago Med Season 2 - Episode 10

Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Charles’ heart transplant patient gets into a car crash, revealing issues that could complicate her surgery. A past arrest causes trouble for Maggie when the arresting officer is brought to Chicago Med with a serious injury. Elsewhere, Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead must defend their actions when explaining a patient’s cause of death. Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead attempts to treat an uncooperative horse jockey.

star 7.82
1571 votes
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#16 - Tycoon

Chicago Justice Season 1 - Episode 13

In the season finale, a crane collapses at a construction site and kills the son-in-law of wealthy real estate developer, Frank Linden. Nagel and Antonio, with the help of CFD Chief Boden discover that the collapse wasn't actually an accident. The team digs into Linden, who has made many enemies, more dangerous friends, and is accustomed to using his money to get his way.

star 7.81
1090 votes
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Death Do Us Part

#17 - Death Do Us Part

Chicago Med Season 4 - Episode 9

Will and Natalie prepare for their big day, but an unsuspecting Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles disagrees with Goodwin on how to best handle a patient’s treatment while Dr. Choi and April are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers. Dr. Rhodes finds himself operating on a patient that is of great importance to Det. Halstead.

star 7.79
667 votes
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What Puts You on That Ledge

#18 - What Puts You on That Ledge

Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 16

Commander Fischer updates Voight on a missing officer that Narcotics had deep undercover with a robbery crew. Antonio connected with one of the crew members years ago, so he's asked to reestablish contact to help them find the officer. Meanwhile, Roman and Burgess are dealing with a squatter situation and they enlist Chicago Fire's Mouch to help.

star 7.78
1166 votes
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

#19 - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 - Episode 4

While the Wheatleys celebrate an important birthday, Benson joins a Stabler family gathering. Bell investigates an accidental death. Jet gets some offsite experience.

star 7.77
273 votes
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#20 - Withdrawal

Chicago Med Season 1 - Episode 17

April and Dr. Halstead clash over how to treat an alcoholic homeless man with a broken leg. Also, Dr. Manning continues to grieve over her husband’s death; two elderly women with the same symptoms share a surprise link; Halstead mulls over a job offer in California.

star 7.74
1377 votes
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Chasing Demons

#21 - Chasing Demons

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 14

A doctor arrested for sexually abusing his patients is set free after Cassidy’s testimony causes a mistrial.

star 7.71
641 votes

#22 - Clarity

Chicago Med Season 1 - Episode 10

A 9/11 hero is treated, but an unforeseen medical problem arises. Meanwhile, Sarah contemplates which hospital to select for her residency; Dr. Choi cares for an injured teen hockey player with a demanding father; and Halstead and Manning clash.

star 7.70
1340 votes
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Best Laid Plans

#23 - Best Laid Plans

Chicago Med Season 3 - Episode 13

Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning are at odds over the care of a vegetative man; Dr. Rhodes goes behind Dr. Bekker’s back to get his patient at the top of the transplant list; a woman in the waiting room falls asleep and won’t wake up.

star 7.69
937 votes
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Most Wanted

#24 - Most Wanted

FBI Season 1 - Episode 18

OA and Maggie team up with members of the FBI’s Fugitives Department to track down a person wanted for murder who is also on America’s top 10 most wanted list. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot for FBI: Most Wanted.

star 7.66
1046 votes
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#25 - Assumptions

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 20 - Episode 23

The SVU searches for two suspects spotted fleeing the scene after a Muslim woman is assaulted inside a synagogue. Benson is dismayed to find Rob Miller out on bail.

star 7.66
431 votes
The Menendez Murders: Episode 6

#26 - The Menendez Murders: Episode 6

Law & Order: True Crime Season 1 - Episode 6

The jury hears from the brothers for the first time when they testify in court, recounting in detail the years of sexual abuse that led them to fear for their lives.

star 7.66
354 votes
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See Something

#27 - See Something

Chicago Justice Season 1 - Episode 3

When a Muslim grad student is brutally murdered, Stone and the team arrest his friend, another Muslim student, who claims he committed murder to prevent a terrorist attack. The jury must decide whether he's a killer or a hero.

star 7.66
1542 votes
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The Menendez Murders: Episode 5

#28 - The Menendez Murders: Episode 5

Law & Order: True Crime Season 1 - Episode 5

The trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez gets underway. Before the trial begins, Judge Weisberg grants a petition allowing the court proceedings to be broadcast on television.

star 7.64
388 votes
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American Tragedy

#29 - American Tragedy

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 15 - Episode 3

As a series of rapes on the Upper West Side puts the city on edge, a celebrity chef fears she is the next victim when someone follows her home; Detective Benson has a hard time overcoming her traumatic ordeal.

star 7.63
406 votes

#30 - Predators

FBI: Most Wanted Season 1 - Episode 8

When a domineering man and his girlfriend embark on a terrifying multi-state killing spree, the team races to find a pattern behind the deranged couple’s seemingly random acts of extreme violence. Jess worries he’s being left out of Tali’s life when he finds out his daughter has already won an award at school.

star 7.62
309 votes
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#31 - Rapture

Law & Order Season 19 - Episode 14

The creator of a religious website is murdered and the trail leads to a corrupt charitable organization.

star 7.62
134 votes
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#32 - iNO

Chicago Med Season 1 - Episode 2

Dr. Choi treats a teen mother who abandoned her newborn baby in an alley, as the staffers must make difficult decisions about the teen’s future. Also, a hypochondriac with chest pains is treated, as is a patient suffering from possible dementia.

star 7.61
1403 votes
What Happens in Puglia (2)

#33 - What Happens in Puglia (2)

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 - Episode 1

Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to take on the city's most powerful organized crime syndicates and rebuild his life in the wake of a devastating personal loss. The crossover starts on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S22E09 Return of the Prodigal Son (I).

star 7.58
394 votes
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The Drowned and the Saved

#34 - The Drowned and the Saved

Law & Order Season 19 - Episode 22

A prominent charity executive is murdered and claims of stalking and blackmail surface during the investigation.

star 7.56
131 votes

#35 - Doomsday

FBI Season 1 - Episode 5

Special Agents Maggie Bell and OA Zidan investigate the death of a safety inspector and its possible connection to a leak at a nuclear power plant.

star 7.55
1361 votes
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#36 - Challenged

Law & Order Season 19 - Episode 2

A mentally challenged man is reunited with the mother who gave him away after his brother is killed.

star 7.53
144 votes

#37 - Caesar

FBI: Most Wanted Season 1 - Episode 4

Barnes goes on a dangerous undercover mission involving an ambitious gang leader who is plotting turf wars and massacres across the Bronx in a bid for more power.

star 7.42
330 votes
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Memo from the Dark Side

#38 - Memo from the Dark Side

Law & Order Season 20 - Episode 1

The body of a young war veteran is found in a parking garage and the murder is connected to a law professor who used to work for the Department of Justice.

star 7.41
296 votes

#39 - Dopesick

FBI: Most Wanted Season 1 - Episode 1

Jess LeCroix and his elite team of FBI Fugitive Task Force agents track a doctor who's deeply involved in a world of organized crime, drugs and lies, and is on the run after a phone call records him delivering his wife's fatal shot.

star 7.29
451 votes
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