The Best Episodes Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper

What to My Wondering Eyes

#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.

star 8.13
473 votes

#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.

star 8.12
4154 votes
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I Know Who You Are

#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.

star 8.10
7154 votes
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#4 - Ambush

Revenge Season 4 - Episode 7

Daniel confronts Emily about the secrets she kept while things heat up between Margaux and Louise.

star 8.00
1352 votes
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In from the Cold

#5 - In from the Cold

Counterpart Season 2 - Episode 8

Howard Prime and Emily work together to figure out Indigo's plans. Clare and Quayle consider their future. Howard must face the truth about his wife.

star 7.99
833 votes
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Vaulting Ambition

#6 - Vaulting Ambition

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 - Episode 12

Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special “gift” for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L’Rell’s help.

star 7.98
5271 votes
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It's War

#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.

star 7.97
2711 votes
Mr. Greer

#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.

star 7.94
16 votes
A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken

#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.

star 7.93
1812 votes
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Into the Wild

#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.

star 7.92
427 votes
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The Red Angel

#11 - The Red Angel

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 - Episode 10

Burnham is stunned when she learns her ties to Section 31 run deeper than she ever fathomed. Armed with the identity of the Red Angel, the U.S.S. Discovery goes to work on its most critical mission to date.

star 7.92
3305 votes
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King Shark

#12 - King Shark

The Flash (2014) Season 2 - Episode 15

When King Shark escapes from an A.R.G.U.S. holding tank, Lila and Diggle travel to Central City to warn The Flash. King Shark shows up at the West house and attacks Joe, Iris, Wally and Barry.

star 7.86
5631 votes
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Cupid Kills

#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.

star 7.86
1674 votes
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Mad City: Time Bomb

#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.

star 7.81
5000 votes

#15 - Wesenrein

Grimm Season 4 - Episode 9

Nick and Hank must save Monroe from the Secundum Naturae Ordinem Wesen while Juliette considers life as a Hexenbiest.

star 7.81
1830 votes
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Alone with Everybody

#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.

star 7.81
1645 votes
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#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.

star 7.80
738 votes
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The End is the Beginning

#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.

star 7.79
3463 votes
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#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.

star 7.78
1340 votes
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The Edge of Winter

#20 - The Edge of Winter

Criminal Minds Season 9 - Episode 19

Unusual stabbings in Upstate New York are investigated. Just as the probe wraps up, Morgan visits one of the crime's survivors and realizes that all of the questions in the case aren't yet answered.

star 7.78
1541 votes
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Lose Yourself

#21 - Lose Yourself

The Flash (2014) Season 4 - Episode 18

When Barry and Team Flash find a way to enter The Thinker’s lair, Ralph considers crossing a dangerous line to defeat DeVoe. Meanwhile, Joe is concerned by Harry’s recent behavior.

star 7.77
3070 votes
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No Strings Attached

#22 - No Strings Attached

Counterpart Season 2 - Episode 7

The fallout of the lockdown casts suspicions around the OI. Howard and Emily Prime find clues about the history of Management. Clare questions her allegiances.

star 7.76
850 votes
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Maps and Legends

#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.

star 7.72
3692 votes
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A Dark Knight: Pieces of a Broken Mirror

#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.

star 7.70
2542 votes
Na Kama Hele

#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.

star 7.69
1132 votes
Rock Creek Park

#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.

star 7.68
1303 votes


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.

star 7.67
2527 votes
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Dark Side of the Moon

#28 - Dark Side of the Moon

Supergirl Season 3 - Episode 20

Supergirl is stunned to discover that a part of Krypton survived. Alex is attacked while out with Ruby. Lena considers how far she will go to keep Reign contained.

star 7.66
1805 votes
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#29 - Murciélago/Zotz

Mayans M.C. Season 1 - Episode 4

A new threat in Santo Padre presents the Mayans new obstacles and opportunities.

star 7.65
1007 votes
The Last Heartbreak

#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 1958. Then, Lucifer becomes upset when Pierce has a change of heart about an important decision.

star 7.61
3017 votes
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Maiden Quest

#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.

star 7.60
2271 votes

#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.

star 7.60
1102 votes
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Bruce Wayne McQueen

#33 - Bruce Wayne McQueen

NOS4A2 Season 2 - Episode 5

Vic McQueen returns to the Lakehouse only to ride straight into a deadly trap; Charlie Manx cashes in his favor; the Hourglass Man, a powerful strong creative, appears.

star 7.60
313 votes
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The End is Near

#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.

star 7.60
428 votes
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The Long Morrow

#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.

star 7.59
1004 votes
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The Hourglass

#36 - The Hourglass

NOS4A2 Season 2 - Episode 6

Maggie puts herself in danger attempting to take a dark strong creative off the board; Vic and Lou work to repair Vic's knife; Linda and Chris grapple with Vic's gift; Wayne makes a mysterious friend.

star 7.59
292 votes
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Alpha Dog

#37 - Alpha Dog

Shooter Season 3 - Episode 9

Bob Lee's search for Bama Jr. leads him to a fringe group, but causes a rift in his marriage; Isaac and Nadine use information left behind by Earl to meet with the President's Chief of Staff.

star 7.59
991 votes
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Breath Play

#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.

star 7.59
1254 votes
Forget Me Not

#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.

star 7.55
1938 votes
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Love Hurts

#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.

star 7.51
479 votes
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The Bond

#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.

star 7.50
1374 votes

#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.

star 7.49
367 votes
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The Artist In His Museum

#43 - The Artist In His Museum

American Gothic (2016) Season 1 - Episode 5

Cam's hallucinations make him question his own participation in a gruesome crime. Also, Madeline receives a cryptic message and leaves town to confront the sender.

star 7.49
586 votes
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Private Eye Caramba!

#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.

star 7.46
1608 votes
Tone Death

#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.

star 7.38
1876 votes
Much Ado About Murder

#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.

star 7.37
1840 votes

#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.

star 7.28
472 votes
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The Art of War

#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.

star 7.25
1159 votes
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