The BEST episodes directed by Harvey Laidman
#1 - Acts of Love
Knots Landing - Season 3 - Episode 20
Karen and Laura visit Richard in the hospital where he is getting better. Val makes a romantic dinner for Gary, but he says he has a meeting with Abby and a client and he promised she'd baby-sit Olivia. Upset, Val takes Olivia and they drive into the mountains. They eat at a diner, but she forgot her wallet, so she waitresses to pay for the meal. A truck has overturned on the freeway, so they have to stay overnight. The diner owner kisses Val, but she says she can't sleep with him. Meanwhile with Val away, Gary and Abby sleep together but he's consumed with guilt. Lilimae sees Gary's car at Abby's and waits up for him, but he doesn't come home. The next day, Val apologizes to Gary and says she'll be more lenient with his business. They hug, and Lilimae shoots Gary a look that could kill!Watch Now:Amazon
#2 - Man of the Hour
Knots Landing - Season 2 - Episode 15
Jeff picks up the kids and Abby is afraid he has kidnapped them when she can't locate them. Jeff finally returns them and says they were camping. Ginger's sister Cindy visits, and gives Eric marijuana to hold for her. Sid finds it and is very upset. At a party, Cindy freaks out and runs into the ocean. Eric saves her, but she's in a coma. The doctor says the pot had angel dust in it. Eric is upset as everyone blames him, thinking it's his pot. Cindy finally wakes up, and tells everyone that it wasn't Eric's pot.
#3 - Expose
Knots Landing - Season 3 - Episode 18
A publisher wants to publish Val's book, but Gary doesn't want her to since it airs his family's dirty laundry. Val agrees that she won't if Gary will only see Abby at KLMotors during normal working hours. Knowing this, Abby deliberately sets up a meeting at night, and convinces Gary he has to be there. Gary goes, so Val signs the publishing contract. Richard's boss tells him to set up another client party with prostitutes. Unaware that she's taping him, Richard tells a prostitute that his company is only using him as a pimp. The tape is played on the news, and his boss releases a statement that hiring the prostitutes was all Richard's idea and they had no knowledge of it. He then fires Richard.
#4 - Breach of Faith
Knots Landing - Season 2 - Episode 7
The neighbors throw a barbecue for Laura to celebrate her new success as a realtor. At the party, Richard paws Abby and Laura overhears them planning to meet later. Laura later tells Richard she will no longer be his "whipping boy", and if his behavior continues, she is going to leave him. Ginger finds out she is pregnant and breaks up with Carl. Val is upset because Gary runs every time Judy Trent needs help with Earl. Val says she needs time with Gary too. Gary continues to comfort Judy and begins an affair with her.
#5 - I Know What Scares You
Silk Stalkings - Season 4 - Episode 18
Tina and Alexa, two college roommates, go to the police station after continuously receiving harassing phone calls. Chris tells them that he is from Homicide and cannot help them. The next day, Tina shows up dead in her car, and Alexa says it is all Chris' fault. Later that night, while Alexa and her boyfriend Jeff are in bed together, Jeff whispers to Alexa, "I know what scares you"--the same thing the killer used to say to Tina. Alexa locks herself in the bathroom, and once Jeff leaves, she goes to the police station and tells them what happened. So Chris and the Captain decide to investigate Jeff Chadwick's past. Meanwhile Rita is busy with the Costanzo Case; and Chris tries to smooth things out between his friends Rick and Liz Faraday--who are arguing over the same salary issues Chris and Jillian argued about.Watch Now:Amazon
#6 - Brother's Keeper
Silk Stalkings - Season 4 - Episode 16
When Lorraina Garvey is found stabbed to death, the only clue Chris and Rita have is a call placed to the station reporting a red corvette leaving the murder site just about the time of the murder. At the crime scene, Rita finds an appointment book with the name Michael written in it many times. Upon talking to Lorraina's personal assistant, Rita discovers that the man in the book is Michael Ferraro--one of her old foster brothers. When Rita talks to Michael, he gives her a bogus alibi; and as he leaves, Rita notices that he owns a red corvette. While Donovan and everyone else just want to convict Michael, Rita believes that he is really innocent, and wants to help him. Meanwhile, Chris must nurse his aching back back to health after he his fall from a ladder while helping Rita paint her house.Watch Now:Amazon
#7 - Time Share
Silk Stalkings - Season 4 - Episode 11
A rich old man, Bart Crowley, is stabbed to death in a sauna by his young girlfriend, Audrey Lowe. The body is found in a sand trap at Bay Sands Country Club by Chris, who was playing a round of golf with Donovan at the time. The two Sam's soon discover that the killer must have used a golf cart to move the body to the sand trap--and, coincidentally, a cart is found to be missing from the pro shop. As they investigate, Lance and Lorenzo find a diamond from a tennis bracelet, and the victim's blood, in a sauna at the Country Club. Meanwhile, Chris' father, Benny Lorenzo, flies in to meet Jillian and her mother; and George is happy dating a young college student--but is upset to discover that Chris and Rita have put the young lady at the top of their suspect list.Watch Now:Amazon
#9 - I'll Be Seeing You
Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 18
A small time crook comes to McCabe offering to testify against the crime boss O'Rourke, after laying low for ten years. McCabe is suspicious, but is more than willing to go along with anything that can get O'Rourke behind bars.
#11 - Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way
7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 11
Eric's no-nonsense father, John "The Colonel" (guest star Peter Graves) returns when he learns an array of problems in the Camden household. Mary is jealous of a new member of the basketball team who is getting a lot of the attention. Lucy's declining grades are due to her hanging around with a bad crowd, while Ruthie needs to copy Simon in his quest to be a magician. Meanwhile, Eric is oblivious to all of the family troubles around him as he's preoccupied with writing a sermon that is to be covered by a camera crew. Meanwhile, Annie is doing all the chores at home and at church alone while everyone else is doing their own thing.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#12 - The Late Sarah White
Tales of the Gold Monkey - Season 1 - Episode 11
Jake and Corky fly to the Philippines to explore the reports of Sarah's death while on a mission involving MacArthur.
#14 - Blues in the Night
Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 20
Jennifer Wilding gets a surprise when her identical twin sister turns up wanting to resume their previous partnership - one steals jewelry and the other provides an alibi.
#15 - Home from the Sea
Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 1
It's the 4th of July, and Higgins is playing in a polo match, T.C. is taking his baseball team to a professional game, Rick is out with his latest girlfriend on the King Kamehameha II yacht, and Thomas is observing his annual Independence Day tradition of a solitary day at sea -- until his surf ski is capsized in the wake of a recklessly driven speedboat and set adrift. Carried off further and further away from land by the powerful Molokai Channel, Thomas relies on childhood memories of his father's training him to tread water to keep himself afloat as he struggles desperately to stay above water and fend off a menacing shark. As the hours pass, Higgins, T.C. and Rick each have a sixth sense that Thomas is in trouble, and they team up to rescue him. Thomas approaches the twenty-four hour mark in the water recalling his wedding to Michelle and his father's burial -- on July 4, 1951 -- as Higgins scoops him out of the ocean, with T.C. in his helicopter overhead and Rick on the yacht nearby.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#17 - What Is This Thing Called Love?
Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 16
A man takes a courtroom hostage - with Derek and McCabe in it.
#18 - Limited Engagement
Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 5
Thomas's assignment to investigate the series of thefts that have been plaguing a chain of convenience stores brings him in contact with two elderly sisters who have a car accident in front of one of the stores; when Thomas learns that they are at the mercy of a slumlord about to evict them and the other elderly impoverished residents of their dilapidated boarding house, he springs into action and convinces Higgins to host a charity bingo game to raise enough money for them to buy the house; after the sisters disappear with the proceeds of the game, Thomas discovers a link between the women and the robberies.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#19 - The Class
Matlock - Season 7 - Episode 4
Matlock talks to a law class about his career, and the subject of 'the perfect murder' comes up. When student Eddie Price disappears after getting into it with Mark Randall, the university believes that Matlock's speech may have incited one of the students to murder. To clear his name, Matlock and Leanne decide to engage the students into an investigation into Eddie's disappearance, and soon learn that Eddie had more than they thought in common with not only Mark, but also Bobby Simpson as well -- they had all shared the same girlfriend.Watch Now:Amazon
#20 - On Face Value
Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 19
Carol persuades Magnum to do some surveillance work for a case she's working on, but the job leads to a high-speed car chase which ends in near tragedy when Thomas returns gun-fire only for it to accidentally hit another car, causing it to crash and severely injuring the young woman driving it. With the girl, Emily, facing never being able to walk again, Thomas is racked with guilt, and befriends her, determined to help her regain use of her legs. But unbeknown to Magnum, the two thugs that he was pursuing are still tailing him...Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#25 - The Test
The Waltons - Season 4 - Episode 20
Olivia gets a job as a dress maker.She does very well & soon she gets full time work.She is pleased with the attention but realizes she wants too be home more than at work .Maude Gormley is put in an old folks home and loses her zest for lifeWatch Now:AmazonApple TV
#33 - With Honors
7th Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 5
Mary and her friend Corey Conway learn that they have been named recipients of their senior classes "All Sports Award" and they are both thrilled. Although, the local businessmen revoke the honor from Corey when they learn Corey is a mother. Angered and hurt by their actions, Mary gives her reward to Corey in front of the entire assembly. On the home front, tensions build after Eric and Annie find a bag of marijuana in Simon's new friend's backpack. They confront his family (who at first deny there is an issue), but after a successful intervention with the police, the boy's father agrees to seek counseling and to find a job. Meanwhile, Matt faces a disciplinary action after he breaks the honor code during a school exam. Also, Lucy questions herself whether she should help a boy she likes to access the school's computer system when she's working in the attendance office.Watch Now:Amazon
#35 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 11
A burglar kills a woman and blinds her nurse before fleeing. The police catch him, but have to let him go because the nurse can't identify him. When she is scheduled for an operation that could restore her eyesight, they fear he'll try to kill her.
#37 - Missing Melody
Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 11
T.C.'s children, Melody and Bryant, come to visit him in Hawaii, but at the airport Melody goes missing. It transpires that the young girl has been kidnapped, and is held for $300,000 ransom. Magnum, Rick and Higgins help in the rush to either raise the ransom money in time, or deduct and find whoever snatched Melody. The kidnapping puts a strain on T.C.'s relationship with his son Bryant, as well as his ex-wife Tina, who quickly comes to Hawaii with her new boyfriend as soon as she hears of the kidnapping of her daughter...Watch Now:Apple TV
#38 - The Haunted (1)
Matlock - Season 8 - Episode 8
While Cliff investigates a suit of medical malpractice and ends up getting more involved than he should with his client, Matlock investigates the case of the mysterious Rod Greenwood, who happens to bear an eerie resemblance to a dead businessman. Soon Cliff and Matlock realise that their cases are tied together.Watch Now:Amazon
#39 - Exculpatory Evidence (2)
JAG - Season 7 - Episode 17
Tensions run high at JAG when charges of negligence are brought against Bud for not defending his last client effectively. As Harm defends Bud, Sturgis prosecutes and Bud fears that Sturgis has damaging evidence against him. Just when Bud thinks things can't get any worse, Sturgis calls a surprise witness - Mac - who reluctantly takes the stand against her colleague.
#40 - The Ghost
Matlock - Season 7 - Episode 3
Mike Wilson begs Matlock to help his wife Janice out when she is accused of a crime. Matlock approaches Janice's lawyer, who thinks Matlock is pulling his leg when he says that Mike talked to him, because Janice is on trial for killing Mike. Matlock finally accepts that he is seeing a ghost and, after doing a little investigating on his own, convinces Mike's wife to allow him to defend her. Unfortunately, Matlock has more than just a ghost to deal with. It seems almost everyone who knew Mike Wilson had some reason to kill him.Watch Now:Amazon
#41 - Dangerous Liaisons (2)
7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 22
In the first season finale, Eric and Annie await for Mary to come out of surgery after her car accident. The culprit who ran Mary over comes out as it is Michael Towner, which enrages Matt and gets into a fight with him. Matt also tries to mend his relationship with Heather. Wilson soon confesses to Eric and Annie on his status as a teen father to Billy and are surprised. Lucy and Jimmy break up after Jimmy sees that Lucy has dyed her hair blonde and he's turned off by it. Meanwhile, Annie mends her relationship with her father and his new girlfriend Ginger with helpful advice from Mrs. Bink (guest-star Eileen Brennan). Lastly, Eric and Annie get the news fom Mary's surgeon that it might be a long recovery for her--especially with playing basketball again.
#42 - All That Jazz
7th Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 12
Simon wants to buy the perfect gift for Deena because its their three month anniversary, but it ends up consuming his time which annoys his friend, Nigel, who's visiting. Rod (Lucy's ex-boyfriend) is spending time at the Camden's home because his mother died and doesn't want to face his father as he's angry with him. Heather is back in town, and she tells Matt that she's engaged. Meanwhile, Dr. Hasting's---the doctor who almost killed Matt when he was born, works at Glen Oak Hospital and Annie is not thrilled, especially with the possibility that he may deliver her twin babies. Mary tells everyone that she's back with Wilson, but it's not true. She made it up to get attention from guys. Lastly, Michael Towner, who hitted Mary with his car two years ago calls her.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#43 - The Parents
Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 14
Howard and Amy have all their dreams answered when Jill plans to give them the child she was carrying. After Jill changes her mind and is found dead, Howard and Amy are the prime suspects in her murder, and Matlock sets out to prove that the birth father may have also had a motive.Watch Now:Amazon
#45 - Now You See Me
7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 11
The Camden's become suspicious when Matt's new girlfriend, Tia, wants to spend more time with the family than being alone with Matt. Meanwhile, Lucy enlists the help of Matt to overcome her clumsiness in order to try out for the Cheerleading squad. Also, Annie yearns for more romance in her marriage with Eric as she has become bored with the every day routines. Lastly, Simon tries to make himself invisible and tries to convince the whole family that can be invisible.Watch Now:Amazon
#46 - The Foursome
Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 9
Matlock reluctantly agrees to defend millionaire Ellis Blake when he's accused of murdering his daughter's fiancé, Jeffrey Holden, an enterprising golf caddy who supplemented his living by blackmailing the men he caddied for. At the same time, Matlock is dealing with a brand new deputy district attorney, Lauren Richmond, who just seems too sweet to be real.Watch Now:Amazon
#48 - Says Who?
7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 5
One of the members of Eric's congregation, Mrs. Bink persuades him to investigate the real reason of why her best friend Mrs. Hinkle is moving into a retirement home. Meanwhile, Simon and Ruthie are performing an experiment and are trying to convince Matt that Simon is shrinking, but the tables suddenly turn for Simon. Also, Lucy tries to get to the bottom of one of her classmates, Shelby as she is rumored all over school of being bulimic.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#50 - Return of the Evil Leaper
Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 16
October 8, 1956: As Arnold Watkins, better known as The Midnight Marauder, Sam has to persuade a fraternity to stop using chicken races as a part of their hazing ceremonies, while Al tries to convince Arnold to stop trying to get himself killed in retaliation for his parents' deaths twelve years earlier. When Alia, the evil leaper, appears on the scene, Sam becomes determined to take her with him when he leaps.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV