The BEST episodes directed by James A. Contner

Vallery of the Dolls
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Vallery of the Dolls

V.I.P. - Season 1 - Episode 9

Rogue magazine centerfolds are being kidnapped so V.I.P. is hired to guard the remaining centerfolds at the mansion and find the missing ones. Val feels it's her fault when the first one is kidnapped because it's right out of her commercial for V.I.P. All the models stay at the mansion so when Quick sees one leaving suspiciously he and Tasha follow her to a hotel only to discover she's there with her husband because they never had a honeymoon. So Quick and Tasha wait outside the door when two gunmen create a diversion by opening fire on them. When the gunmen leave Tasha and Quick check the room and find the model kidnapped and her husband knocked out on the ground. Val and Kay find out that the kidnappers are copying scenes from movies to kidnap the models. When Val and Kay go to tell the rest of the team Val gets kidnapped in the process. Turns out the kidnappers are working for Chloe, a Rogue employee. She plans to make money off their beauty and sell them on the Asian market. Chloe

Bad Chi
star
8.50
2 votes

#2 - Bad Chi

The Invisible Man - Season 2 - Episode 9

During a mission Darien gets a back injury, and the Official refuses to pay for treatment. Seeking out an accupuncturist, Darien inadverently reveals he can become invisible. On his next visit, the accupuncturist, Charlene, inserts needles that allow her to use electricity to put Fawkes in agony if he doesn't obey her. She needs a rare set of mystical needles to cure her mentor, and Darien to steal them. He succeeds, but the needles have ""bad chi"" because the original owner, a millionnaire, stole them. The millionnaire has to be killed to eliminate the bad chi, but Charlie can't do it without gaining bad chi. So she forces Darien to try. Needing Counteragent, Fawkes manages to leave a clue so that the Agency can follow them, and prevent the murder.

Skin and Bones
star
8.43
240 votes

#3 - Skin and Bones

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 1

Max and the others must rescue Michael after he is arrested for murder; Liz takes a job with a congresswoman who has a hidden agenda.

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Grave (2)
star
8.32
849 votes

#4 - Grave (2)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 22

Giles faces off with Willow, but she drains him of his powers. This much power causes her to feel all the suffering in the world, so she decides to end it — the world, that is.

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War Stories
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8.24
4569 votes

#5 - War Stories

Firefly - Season 1 - Episode 9

Tensions begin to run high on board the Serenity when Wash finds himself feeling threatened by the closeness between Mal and Zoe.

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Reunion
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8.22
628 votes

#6 - Reunion

Angel - Season 2 - Episode 10

The newly revamped deadly duo of Drusilla and Darla hit the streets of L.A. Angel is frantic, searching for the terrible twosome.

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The Kingdom of Money
star
8.14
7 votes

#7 - The Kingdom of Money

Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 17

Torello and Krychek join the Federal Task Force planning to raid Luca's new gambling business in Las Vegas.

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Five by Five
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8.11
874 votes

#8 - Five by Five

Angel - Season 1 - Episode 18

Rogue slayer Faith comes to town, and when she partners up with Wolfram and Hart , Angel's life is in danger.

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The Devil You Know
star
8.11
9 votes

#9 - The Devil You Know

The Invisible Man - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Official is forced to resign because of Darien's screw-up, and he and Hobbes have a new boss to deal with.

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
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8.07
1016 votes

#10 - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2 - Episode 16

Xander tries to use Valentines Day to further his relationship with Cordelia but she succumbs to peer pressure and breaks up with him. With the help of Amy (who is exploring her mother's witch powers), he puts a love spell on her which goes horribly wrong, turning him into every woman's desire; except Cordelia's.

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Awakening
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8.02
525 votes

#11 - Awakening

Angel - Season 4 - Episode 10

Angel agrees to try to bring Angelus back... but after the first attempt fails, he and his friends discover a magic sword that might do a better job of getting rid of the Big Bad beast.

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The Initiative
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8.01
1107 votes

#12 - The Initiative

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 - Episode 7

Spike, after being captured by the commandos, is being held hostage by them in a hi-tech facility underneath the University. He manages to escape and heads to find Buffy, whom he assumes is behind this. Instead, he finds Willow...

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The Replacement
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7.93
867 votes

#13 - The Replacement

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 - Episode 3

Confusion reigns when Xander is split into two Xanders, each representing different sides of his personality.

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Both Sides Now
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7.92
25 votes

#14 - Both Sides Now

Dark Skies - Season 1 - Episode 17

As Steele works on Sayers to willingly accept returning to the Hive, Loengard seeks anyone he believes can lead him to his wife. So, when Bach Juliet to Berkeley where the Hive is infiltrating the growing antiwar movement, John insists that he go along, to, unaware that he's being used to locate Kim. Although John spots her, he is unable to stop Kim from Joining Steele on a trip to visit her son. And as John and Juliet question antiwar activist Jerry Rubin about here whereabouts, back in Washington Bach sees that the Vietnam War can be used to increase funding for Majestic.

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First Impressions
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7.91
684 votes

#15 - First Impressions

Angel - Season 2 - Episode 3

Angel encounters an amorous Darla in his dreams; Cordelia vows to protect Gunn after she experiences a vision depicting him in mortal danger.

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Power Play
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7.90
642 votes

#16 - Power Play

Angel - Season 5 - Episode 21

As Angel's behaviour grows increasingly hostile, his friends learn he's associating with members of an evil secret society, and may have deliberately engineered Fred's death.

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Release
star
7.90
672 votes

#17 - Release

Angel - Season 4 - Episode 14

As Faith and Angel continue their battle, the voice of the Beast's Master invades Angel's mind.

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Dead End
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7.88
617 votes

#18 - Dead End

Angel - Season 2 - Episode 18

Cordelia's visions get worse and the gang fears for her health. Meanwhile Lindsey is granted a new hand that has a murderous mind of its own.

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Helpless
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7.88
1132 votes

#19 - Helpless

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3 - Episode 12

For her upcoming 18th birthday, Buffy declines the scooby gang's offer of a big party, hoping to celebrate with quiet reflection and a traditional trip to the ice show with her father. But unbeknownst to Buffy, preparations are being made for a life-threatening rite of passage that drains the slayer of her powers and then entraps her with a powerful vampire foe that she must defeat in a defenseless state in order to pass the test.

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Primeval (2)
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7.87
1073 votes

#20 - Primeval (2)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 - Episode 21

Adam tells Riley that he has a behavior modification chip wired to his central nervous system behind his heart. Through the chip Adam has control over Riley. When Buffy find Spike in Adam's cave she figures out that he intentionally tried to split up the gang. Buffy tells the rest of them and the find that Adam wants Buffy to go to the Initiative as part of his plan. Xander suggests that they need the power of all the gang members combined to defeat Adam and Giles agrees. The gang all break into the Initiative.

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Carbon Creek
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7.86
2199 votes

#21 - Carbon Creek

Star Trek: Enterprise - Season 2 - Episode 2

After Archer and Trip become curious about a visit she made to a Pennsylvania mining town called Carbon Creek, T'Pol explains to them that Vulcans actually had their first contact with humans in 1957. That year, a Vulcan ship crashed on Earth and three crew members survived, including T'Pol's great grandmother. They pose as humans in Carbon Creek and take on jobs while waiting for rescue and soon find themselves becoming more involved with the town's residents.

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The I In Team
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7.85
1023 votes

#22 - The I In Team

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 - Episode 13

Buffy becomes familiar with the Initiative and begins to work with them although they are still unaware of her true power as a Slayer. After Buffy abandons her friends at the Bronze for a mission with the Initiative, Buffy and Riley consummate their relationship unaware that they are being watched on a hidden camera by Walsh. Meanwhile, Giles and the rest of the gang remove a tracking device the commandos shot into Spike's back.

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Asian Cut
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7.85
88 votes

#23 - Asian Cut

Miami Vice - Season 5 - Episode 7

Crockett & Tubbs use Trudy as a decoy to lure a sadistic serial killer who preys on call girls.

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Faith, Hope and Trick
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7.82
1083 votes

#24 - Faith, Hope and Trick

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3 - Episode 3

The new Slayer Faith arrives in town and seems like a fun-loving wacky teenager who integrates herself into the gang. While Buffy is getting 'Single White Female-d' she notices that Faith is becoming more mysterious and discovers that she has been followed by an ancient vampire who murdered her watcher.

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Potential
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7.82
861 votes

#25 - Potential

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 7 - Episode 12

Buffy and Spike establish a boot camp to prepare the potential slayers for combat with the First, while a spell from Willow reveals another potential living in Sunnydale.

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Meet the Dupes
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7.82
232 votes

#26 - Meet the Dupes

Roswell - Season 2 - Episode 8

Duplicate versions of Michael, Isabel and Tess come to Roswell after killing their king Zan, to urge Max to attend an important interstellar summit in New York City, but they have their own agenda; Ava stays behind in Roswell.

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Swallowed Alive
star
7.82
11 votes

#27 - Swallowed Alive

21 Jump Street - Season 3 - Episode 9

Hanson becomes an inmate in a juvenile detention hall in order to investigate the murder of one of the inmates.

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Same Time, Same Place
star
7.81
860 votes

#28 - Same Time, Same Place

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 7 - Episode 3

Buffy, Xander and Dawn are unable to find Willow, who has inadvertently made herself invisible to her friends, and vice versa. Willow's return to Sunnydale is marred further by a demon, Gnarl, who relishes the skin of his victims.

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Entropy
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7.81
779 votes

#29 - Entropy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 18

Anya, secretly a demon again, attempts to get vengeance on Xander but fails. She finds comfort by sleeping with Spike, but the Geek Trio's cameras reveal the tryst to the gang. Meanwhile, Willow and Tara arrange a coffee date.

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Stairway to Heaven
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7.80
4 votes

#30 - Stairway to Heaven

Wiseguy - Season 2 - Episode 11

Frank shows up at Vinnie's house in the middle of the night and states than his wife is dying and he can't afford the liver transplant she needs to save her life. Vinnie leaves a box containing a million dollars on the front seat of Frank's car. Frank confronts Vinnie about the money and Vinnie confesses it's money Roger gave him as a ""parachute"" in case he ever needed to bail out of undercover work. After arguing with Vinnie about the ethics of using the money, Frank finally decides he'd rather save Jenny's life, so he pays for the operation. Frank and Vinnie turn themselves into Paul for using the money, but Paul dismisses it when he can't find any record of Roger or the money in his files. After Jenny recovers, she tells Frank that their stale marriage is what almost caused her to die, so she insists he move out before she gets home from the hospital. (source: http://www.plasticcow.com/wiseguy)

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Spiral
star
7.79
929 votes

#31 - Spiral

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 - Episode 20

When Glory finds out who the real key is, Buffy and company flee. Meanwhile, the Knights of Byzantium have their own plans to deal with Dawn.

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I Was Made to Love You
star
7.78
821 votes

#32 - I Was Made to Love You

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 - Episode 15

Buffy must stop a heartbroken young woman — a robot who was manufactured to be the perfect girlfriend — from destroying the city.

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Art Attack
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7.76
424 votes

#33 - Art Attack

Dark Angel - Season 1 - Episode 11

Normal is kidnapped by a gang of art thieves and the Jam Pony folks realize they have been tricked into transporting stolen paintings. Meanwhile, Logan asks Max to be his date at a family wedding. She is snubbed at the only store that sells gowns. She decides to return to the dress store and steal the dress she has put on hold. When Logan is suspicious of how she got such a nice dress, Max confesses and says she plans on taking it back. Later, Max enlists Logan's help to rescue Normal from the art thieves

Secrets and Guys
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7.76
601 votes

#34 - Secrets and Guys

Charmed - Season 1 - Episode 14

Prue helps a young witch who has been kidnapped, and renews her own faith in having children. Meanwhile, Phoebe finds out that Leo is really a guardian angel for good witches, and this causes Leo to break up with Piper.

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The Harsh Light of Day
star
7.70
1026 votes

#35 - The Harsh Light of Day

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 - Episode 3

Spike returns to Sunnydale with his new girlfriend Harmony who is now also a vampire. Spike is searching for the Gem of Amara - a stone which makes vampires invulnerable, which he believes is buried somewhere under Sunnydale. Buffy is preoccupied with her budding relationship with Parker and sleeps with him but he proceeds to ignore her. Meanwhile Anya returns and throws herself at a flabbergasted Xander.

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Dear Doctor
star
7.70
2205 votes

#36 - Dear Doctor

Star Trek: Enterprise - Season 1 - Episode 13

The crew discovers a new planet with two races, one in desperate need of medical and scientific assistance. In the course of trying to help, Dr. Phlox recalls his own Denobulan past to address the ethical dilemmas that arise in the present.

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Parting Gifts
star
7.67
917 votes

#37 - Parting Gifts

Angel - Season 1 - Episode 10

Angel and Cordelia, still coping with the death of their friend, are aided by an old friend in the pursuit of a demon bounty.

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Orpheus 3.3
star
7.67
15 votes

#38 - Orpheus 3.3

21 Jump Street - Season 2 - Episode 16

Hanson blames himself for failing to prevent the shooting death of his girlfriend in a convenience store robbery and becomes obsessed with revenge.

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Sense & Sensitivity
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7.63
763 votes

#39 - Sense & Sensitivity

Angel - Season 1 - Episode 6

Kate's temper buys her a trip to sensitivity training, which has a strange effect on her... and those around her.

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Revelations
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7.63
1120 votes

#40 - Revelations

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3 - Episode 7

Xander finds out about Angel's return to Sunnydale and promptly informs the gang who confront Buffy with the fear that he may turn evil again, while Faith finds herself under the wing of a new Watcher, Gwendolyn Post, an outwardly prim and proper Englishwoman who was expelled from the Watcher's Council for practicing evil magic.

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Dead Things
star
7.61
773 votes

#41 - Dead Things

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 13

Buffy finds out that she didn't really come back wrong. Warren kills Katrina and frames the Slayer for it. Buffy violently takes out her emotions on Spike.

Loyalty
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7.60
562 votes

#42 - Loyalty

Angel - Season 3 - Episode 15

Wes dreads the fulfilment of the prophecy that Angel will kill Connor; Sahjhan becomes dissatisfied with Holtz's progress in stalking Angel and take matters into his own hands; Fred and Gunn try to figure out how to juggle working together with their new romance.

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The Truth Is Out There and It Hurts
star
7.59
687 votes

#43 - The Truth Is Out There and It Hurts

Charmed - Season 1 - Episode 8

Acting on Phoebe's premonitions, the sisters race to stop a mysterious killer from striking again. Meanwhile, Prue finds a truth spell and uses it to find out what Andy's reaction to her being a witch would be.

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Soft Light
star
7.58
1412 votes

#44 - Soft Light

The X-Files - Season 2 - Episode 23

An experiment in dark matter accidentally turns a scientist's shadow into a deadly weapon that can unzip a person's molecules if they are touched by it.

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Carpe Noctem
star
7.57
661 votes

#45 - Carpe Noctem

Angel - Season 3 - Episode 4

An old man uses an ancient incantation to switch bodies with Angel.

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Next Victim
star
7.57
14 votes

#46 - Next Victim

21 Jump Street - Season 3 - Episode 18

Booker goes undercover as a radio DJ to discover who killed a controversial college radio personality by planting a bomb in his car.

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Choices
star
7.56
1073 votes

#47 - Choices

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3 - Episode 19

Buffy's acceptance to college leaves her with even more doubts about her life outside of Sunnydale with Faith and the Mayor still around. Buffy decides to take the fight to the Mayor and discovers a secret delivery for him, the Box of Gavrok which contains a mystical energy vital to the Ascension. Buffy and Angel successfully break into Town Hall and snatch the box but unfortunately, Willow is captured by Faith. Are they willing to give up their best chance at avoiding the Ascension to save Willow's life? Is there any doubt?

New Moon Rising
star
7.56
1029 votes

#48 - New Moon Rising

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 - Episode 19

Tara and Willow's relationship seems to be progressing when Oz returns to town. Through his travels Oz has found a combination of charms, potions and meditation that allows him to avoid turning into a werewolf. When Oz discovers that Willow and Tara are more than friends he loses control and as a werewolf chases Tara.

Just Rewards
star
7.55
646 votes

#49 - Just Rewards

Angel - Season 5 - Episode 2

Angel and Spike challenge a necromancer who is unhappy with Wolfram and Hart's new leadership.

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Doomed
star
7.53
1057 votes

#50 - Doomed

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 - Episode 11

Buffy and Riley have to work out their relationship given their new understanding of what they do. An earthquake rocks Sunnydale and Buffy worries that it could signify the end of the world. They find out about a group of demons who are in town collecting sacred items which together have the power to end the world. When the plans of the demons are uncovered, the gang must return to their former sanctum inside the dilapidated Sunnydale High School (the library) to stop the Hellmouth from opening.