The Best Episodes Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper
#1 - What to My Wondering Eyes
Parenthood (2010) Season 4 - Episode 11
Kristina and Adam are faced with a health scare; Jasmine and Crosby celebrate their first Christmas as a family; Sarah feels torn between Mark and Hank; Ryan and Amber have relationship problems.
#2 - Remembrance
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 - Episode 1
At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.
#3 - I Know Who You Are
The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 20
Barry and the team meet Tracy Brand, a scientist, who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost is also after Tracy so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco. Joe and Cecile’s relationship takes a big turn.
#7 - It's War
How to Get Away with Murder Season 3 - Episode 13
After being robbed of her power, Annalise makes it her mission to take down DA Denver and ADA Atwood. Meanwhile, Asher, Connor, Michaela, Laurel and Oliver continue to wrestle with the weight of Wes’ unsolved murder, and Nate makes a shocking discovery.
#8 - Mr. Greer
Sorry For Your Loss Season 2 - Episode 4
Leigh and Danny have radically different experiences when they return to Matt's school for a memorial event honoring Matt.
#9 - A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken
The Originals Season 4 - Episode 11
When its discovered that The Hollow is using a magical totem to fuel her power, Freya enlists Rebekah and Klaus’ help to locate and destroy it. Elsewhere, an ultimatum by The Hollow puts Kol at odds with his own siblings, while an unexpected run-in forces Marcel and Rebekah to confront the growing tension between them. Finally, The Hollow’s plan for Hayley leaves her in the fight of her life.
#10 - Into the Wild
90210 Season 5 - Episode 4
Naomi plans a romantic getaway with Max, intending to disclose that Alec kissed her, but when Max persuades Naomi to perform a trust-building exercise, she freaks out when she’s unable to complete it. Silver discovers that nude pictures from her photo shoot have been posted on the internet, and receives help removing them from Annie’s new prospect, Collin. Liam enrolls in Lindsey's business law class, but she assumes he’s not serious about his education. Liam’s new costar, Kendall, is harassing him to begin a relationship with her for publicity, so Liam attempts to escape by going camping with Navid and Dixon. When Liam goes missing in the woods, Kendall seizes the opportunity to alert the media to find him. Meanwhile, Dixon encourages Adrianna to hire Taylor to create her new music video concept. After Taylor dares Adrianna to show him how sexy she can be, she realizes that she has feeling for him.
#13 - Cupid Kills
Empire Season 3 - Episode 4
Things heat up between Cookie and Angelo, so Lucious finally recognizes Angelo as a formidable rival and prepares to take him on. Meanwhile, Jamal is finally able to face Freda Gatz, a big first step on his journey to recovery. Also, Anika goes back to work at Empire and instantly causes turmoil, while Hakeem starts falling for Nessa, even though she might be into a different Lyon.
#14 - Mad City: Time Bomb
Gotham Season 3 - Episode 10
On the eve of their rehearsal dinner, a threat to Mario and Lee is exposed, and Falcone looks to Jim for help. Meanwhile, Nygma seeks revenge and Bruce learns more about The Court of Owls.
#16 - Alone with Everybody
The Originals Season 3 - Episode 16
When rumors begin to spread about the remaining white oak bullet, dangerous foes descend upon New Orleans in an attempt to take down Klaus once and for all. As the threats continue to grow, Elijah urges his siblings to lay low at the compound while Marcel, Vincent and Josh chase down a lead involving a mysterious vampire named Sofya, who may have the answers they’re looking for. Meanwhile, tensions inside the compound build as Kol is forced to come face to face with his brother Finn, the person responsible for his death. Elsewhere, Klaus and Hayley seek shelter with her former pack and stumble upon some unsettling news involving the threat against them.
#17 - Animus
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 3 - Episode 14
The team searches for a link between the seemingly unconnected victims of a lone gunman targeting women. Luca assists with a homicide investigation in his neighborhood. Lynch pushes Chris to do a news interview. Hondo reaches a juncture in his relationship with Nichelle.
#18 - The End is the Beginning
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 - Episode 3
Completely unaware of her special nature, Soji continues her work and captures the attention of the Borg cube research project’s executive director. After rehashing past events with a reluctant Raffi, Picard seeks others willing to join his search for Bruce Maddox, including pilot and former Starfleet officer Cristóbal Rios.
#19 - Crews
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 15
The job becomes personal for Hondo when his criminal informant friend is killed while seeking information about a robbery crew that a joint SWAT and FBI task force is trying to capture. Also, when the FBI task force leader acts erratically, Jessica worries the woman’s behavior will endanger the team in the field.
#23 - Maps and Legends
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 - Episode 2
Picard begins investigating the mystery of Dahj as well as what her very existence means to the Federation. Without Starfleet’s support, Picard is left leaning on others for help, including Dr. Agnes Jurati and an estranged former colleague, Raffi Musiker. Meanwhile, hidden enemies are also interested in where Picard’s search for the truth about Dahj will lead.
#24 - A Dark Knight: Pieces of a Broken Mirror
Gotham Season 4 - Episode 12
Gordon is called to the scene after The Toy Maker is hired to assassinate one of Gotham's doctors. Lee Thompkins begins to try to rebuild the Narrows, with Nygma as her partner. Meanwhile, Alfred's new life in the Narrows becomes complicated and Ivy reveals her new persona to Selina.
#25 - Na Kama Hele
Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 - Episode 7
(Day Trippers) McGarrett’s first date with Lynn (Sarah Carter) on a deserted island turns deadly when a mob boss hiding there hunts them down in order to keep his location a secret. Also, Chin, Kono and Grover must race against the game clock to locate the father of a high school football star who will be murdered by a local gambler if his son doesn’t throw the big game.
#26 - Rock Creek Park
Criminal Minds Season 10 - Episode 18
When the wife of an up-and-coming congressman disappears, the BAU investigates his political enemies as possible suspects.
#27 - AQUILINE
Quantico Season 2 - Episode 6
At the Farm, the trainees learn their next task is to decide on a drone strike, which triggers Alex’s memories of Simon’s sacrifice. Meanwhile, Shelby and Leon’s relationship reaches the next level, and Nimah advises Alex and Ryan not to trust Harry. In the future, Alex questions if she can trust Lydia, leading to combat between the two.
#29 - Murciélago/Zotz
Mayans M.C. Season 1 - Episode 4
A new threat in Santo Padre presents the Mayans new obstacles and opportunities.
#30 - The Last Heartbreak
Lucifer Season 3 - Episode 18
As Chloe and Lucifer go on the hunt for a serial killer targeting couples in love, Pierce realizes the case is connected to a murder he previously solved...in 1958. Then, Lucifer becomes upset when Pierce has a change of heart about an important decision.
#31 - Maiden Quest
Grimm Season 5 - Episode 4
A wealthy mobster entices three young men to work for his daughter's hand in marriage, and a surprise visitor shakes things up as Nick and Adalind struggle to adjust to home life.
#32 - LKA
The Crossing Season 1 - Episode 6
Jude is forced to confront his past when he travels back to Oakland to seek assistance from a former colleague. Meanwhile, Caleb reaches out to Marshall after noticing heightened security around the camp; and Sophie experiences an unexpected setback with her plan to help Reece reunite with her daughter.
#34 - The End is Near
Big Sky (2020) Season 1 - Episode 8
Cassie and Jenny grow more suspicious of the circumstances with every visit to the hospital, while Ronald finds himself in a precarious situation thanks to a nosy paperboy. With his back against the wall, Ronald will have to address his inner demons and decide just how far is too far.
#35 - The Long Morrow
The Crossing Season 1 - Episode 8
A grisly discovery in camp leads to the arrest of an unlikely suspect, and a risky move by Jude may be the only way to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Reece finds herself captive, and Rebecca falls under the sway of Naomi in a way that could change everything.
#38 - Breath Play
Criminal Minds Season 10 - Episode 17
The BAU is called to Wisconsin in search of a serial killer, and the team looks for a connection among the victims for clues to the UnSub. Also, Kate has trouble dealing with her niece, Meg, when she begins acting out.
#39 - Forget Me Not
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 - Episode 4
Burnham and Adira visit the Trill homeworld in hopes of unlocking the secrets trapped within Adira's mind. Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Saru's efforts to help the crew reconnect with one another take a surprising turn.
#40 - Love Hurts
Stalker Season 1 - Episode 19
Beth must make a tough decision about her future with the LAPD, while the TAU team investigates a suspect who could be linked to a string of recent murders. Also, Vicky’s ex-husband, Will, surprises her at work, prompting her to reveal to Beth the real reason she returned to Los Angeles.
#41 - The Bond
Criminal Minds Season 11 - Episode 13
The BAU searches for a motive and an UnSub when victims are found in truck stop restrooms along highways throughout the South.
#42 - Silence
Kung Fu (2021) Season 1 - Episode 2
Nicky must confront the ghosts of her past as she struggles to juggle her newfound familial responsibilities with her desire to find Zhilan. It’s not easy coming home, especially with Nicky’s mental state and her family’s difficulty accepting her return.
#44 - Private Eye Caramba!
Castle (2009) Season 7 - Episode 12
When a young Latin telenovela actress is murdered, Beckett and the team delve into a case that is as flamboyant and full of intrigue as any telenovela. Meanwhile, Castle is hired as private investigator by the show's sultry star to pursue the case from another angle.
#45 - Tone Death
Castle (2009) Season 8 - Episode 9
When a body is found in the theater of Martha's latest show, Castle and Beckett's investigation leads them into the unexpectedly dangerous world of competitive a capella.
#46 - Much Ado About Murder
Castle (2009) Season 8 - Episode 20
After a movie star turned theater actor is mysteriously killed, Castle and Beckett go backstage and learn the star had more to worry about than just his lines.
#47 - Pilot
Kung Fu (2021) Season 1 - Episode 1
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China; when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption.
#48 - The Art of War
Sleepy Hollow Season 3 - Episode 7
When Reynolds heads to D.C. to discuss developments in the Nevins case, Abbie is left in command. Jenny and Joe deal with unexpected consequences as a result of stealing the shard, which leaves both the lives of the heroes and Abbie's career in great peril. Meanwhile, a new, more dangerous evil force is revealed.