The BEST episodes directed by James Frawley
#2 - Captain Crocodile
The Monkees - Season 1 - Episode 23
The Monkees appear on a children's television show.
#3 - 1989
Reunion - Season 1 - Episode 4
A wedding brings out old rivalries as Samantha must finally choose between Craig and Will. At the same time, Will pays the ultimate price for the one crime he did commit, after he brings down the family of a close friend. Aaron returns from Seattle with a secret, and Jenna puts her own career ahead of Carla's. Detective Marjorino learns he's carried a grudge against the wrong man for 20 years, and one of our friends receives an anonymous letter--from someone who claims to know who the murderer is.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#4 - The Monkees in a Ghost Town
The Monkees - Season 1 - Episode 7
Stranded in a ghost town, the Monkees are held captive by mobsters.
#5 - Part IV
The Practice - Season 1 - Episode 4
A nervous Lindsay prepares for her first appearance before a jury in a wrongful death case against a tobacco company. Elsewhere, Bobby is stunned by the unexpected results of the Ronald Martin murder trial, involving a grieving father, the man's rabbi and the defendant.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#6 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers
The Monkees - Season 1 - Episode 4
The manager of a rival group goes to extraordinary lengths to keep the Monkees out of a talent contest.
#7 - The Arrow That is Not Aimed
Magnum, P.I. - Season 3 - Episode 14
Higgins sends Magnum to collect a valuable Kenzan porcelain plate, newly purchased by Robin Masters, from the airport, but the artefact, which was entrusted to the care of a Samurai warrior while in transport from Japan, has been stolen. At first, Thomas thinks the whole thing is a joke, especially when the Samurai, Tozan, claims that the plate was stolen by a ninja, but the situation is for real, and the pair team up to try and find the stolen artefact. But they must work fast, as Tozan’s centuries-old culture dictates that he must commit sepuku – which means taking his own life – if the precious plate isn’t retrieved...Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#9 - The Movie Mystery
Father Dowling Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 5
Everyone is enjoying the slice of Hollywood as a movie crew uses St. Michael's as a location, until a series of unexplained, and life-threatening, accidents put a damper on the mood. Father Dowling and Sister Steve are enlisted to assist in the investigation while Father Prestwick decides to make his screen debut...as a stand in.Watch Now:Amazon
#10 - I Could Write a Book
Jake and the Fatman - Season 5 - Episode 5
A writer is just about to publish an incriminating book about his ex-wife, when he is found dead in his bathtub.
#14 - Fairy Tale
The Monkees - Season 2 - Episode 16
The Monkees appear in a fairytale in which Peter pursues a young princess.
#16 - Lost in the System
Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 1
Amy and Michael agree to work out Lauren's custody with a mediator; Maxine and Kimberly clash over a child lost in the system; Jared returns from China to get an answer from Maxine; Lauren fears that their apartment is haunted and Amy begins to agree with her; appearing before Amy in court as the caseworker for a teenaged mother, Maxine gives an impassioned plea which provides Amy with food for thought about not only the girl, but Amy's relationships with Maxine and Lauren; Bruce runs into Amy and spurns her offer of friendship, but later relents most emphatically.Watch Now:Amazon
#18 - The Royal Flush
The Monkees - Season 1 - Episode 1
The Monkees help a pretty princess who is endangered by her evil uncle.
#20 - The Bridge
Dirty Sexy Money - Season 1 - Episode 5
Nick finds he has a lot in common with Simon, Tripp's nemesis. In a case of sibling rivalry Jeremy and Juliet decide to try and outdo each other for their separate birthday parties. Brian Jr. wants to tell Brian's wife the truth. Karen tries to get Freddy into a fancy country club.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#21 - Suspicious Minds
Melrose Place - Season 1 - Episode 32
The apartment building goes up for sale. Lucy resigns from D&D, and tells Amanda and Alison that promotions may be in their future. Amanda asks Alison to keep her pregnancy under wraps, but Alison lets it slip while out drinking with a colleague to make Billy jealous. Amanda denies the man's allegations. She later suffers a miscarriage while working late with Alison. Billy and Amanda grow closer as he consoles her, and he is torn between the two women. An unidentified individual begins harassing Alison. Keith returns to Los Angeles, completely obsessed with Alison. Michael and Jane rekindle their romance during a weekend getaway. Jo tries to dodge Jake's discussions of commitment. She is arrested for carrying a concealed weapon while working on a photo essay about the homeless. Jake is enraged to learn that she went back on her promise to get rid of the gun. Rhonda proposes to Terrence. Keith stakes out Alison's apartment, and attacks Billy from behind with a tire iron. While Billy isWatch Now:AmazonApple TV
#22 - Victim Soul
Judging Amy - Season 1 - Episode 4
Amy must determine if a comatose boy who is believed to have healing powers is being abused by his grandmother; Maxine clashes with her supervisor over taking an underfed little girl away from her anorexic mother; Vincent begins a relationship with an older woman.Watch Now:Amazon
#23 - Maxine, Interrupted
Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 15
Maxine's reunion with Sally Godwin, her college classmate and former co-worker in the social work trenches, comes under strain after the up-and-coming politician reveals that she's back in town to evaluate Maxine's performance, and they clash over the case of a child with a sexually transmitted disease; a father testifies on behalf of his teenage daughter who appears before Amy for conspiring in his attempted murder; Bruce utilizes Donna's assistance in a creative approach to mediating the divorce of an elderly couple fighting over custody of their pet parrot.
#24 - Dream a Little Dream
Judging Amy - Season 6 - Episode 13
Amy oversees an emotional case involving a 13-year-old boy with a history of violent behavior who shot and killed his grandfather who was suffering from terminal lung cancer; Maxine uncovers a human smuggling operation while following up on a report of a young boy being beaten numerous times; Vincent witnesses the gunning down of a prostitute by her pimp; Meanwhile, Amy and David search for the perfect house to start their life together in.Watch Now:Amazon
#25 - The Wrong Man
Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 5
Still grieving over the loss of Jared, Maxine finds it difficult to listen to Amy and Stu plan their wedding; Bruce is less than thrilled working for Judge Bell; Gillian is sad and irritable that she's having difficulty bonding to Walt, and can't seem to talk to Peter about what's troubling her; Kyle feels betrayed when Lily makes her decision about the new attending physician; Amy teaches Lauren and her friends a harsh lesson about popularity, friendship, and the cruelty of cliques; after Zola seeks Amy's help in reaching out to Bruce, he confesses that her role in the Jason Darby case may have put an end to their relationship; Kyle is put in legal jeopardy when he saves the life of a man injured in a bar fight; Maxine overcomes her initial skepticism about the latest claims coming from a young boy known for filing false complaints against the men in his mother's life, and discovers that this latest accusation may have merit, much to the dismay of the boy's mother, who doesn't waWatch Now:Amazon
#26 - Eden
Vengeance Unlimited - Season 1 - Episode 3
A young couple is framed for drug dealing, just so that the local sheriff can confiscate their boat. The husband protests and is shot. A deputy who doesn't like being involved in bloodshed is murdered and the body is hidden. Then Chapel enters the picture. He starts by trying to sow dissension in the group - claiming that another deputy is talking to the feds, while the mayor's phone records say that he also has been talking to the police. Soon the group starts making demands on Chapel to back up his story, which may result in Chapel having to kill his client.
#27 - Full Moon
Chicago Hope - Season 1 - Episode 21
As Jeffrey's anxieties grow over having a relationship with Geri, so does his model train layout, and he finds a fellow aficionado of the rails in Alan; after a terminally ill Charles Ellis is readmitted to the hospital with appendicitis, Dennis continues to honor his wish to stay alive as long as possible by fighting valiantly to get him the appendectomy he desperately needs; during the dinner party he arranges so that Geri and Laurie could meet, Jeffrey has a major meltdown after Laurie gets to the core of his problems with intimacy.Watch Now:Amazon
#28 - Hansel And Gretel
Faerie Tale Theatre - Season 2 - Episode 6
A mean and selfish stepmother convinces her husband that if they are to keep from starving he must abandon his children in the woods. Lost and Hungry the children come across a wonderful gingerbread cottage covered with candy and icing. Unknown to them the house is owned by an evil witch who uses it to trap boys and girls lost in the wood. She captures the children with the intent on baking them up in her oven-- but Gretal decides to try some home cooking herself!Watch Now:Amazon
#29 - Every Day a Little Death
Chicago Hope - Season 2 - Episode 4
Billy arrives home just in time to save his dog Gordie from the fire that's engulfed his apartment, and ends up rooming with a reluctant Danny until he can find a new place to live; when a teething Alicia keeps her father up at nights, an exhausted Alan is thrilled when Diane offers to help out; when a racist teenager on the transplant list refuses the heart of a murdered black teenager, the hospital offers it to another candidate, but the boy's mother sues to have the heart transplanted into her son; Alan decides to get back into the social swing by asking Diane out on a date; Kate's inattention to pre-op labs results in the post-op death of the transplant patient; Danny overcomes his dislike of Gordie long enough to notice that he's critically ill, and by acting quickly, saves the dog's life.Watch Now:Amazon
#31 - Accountability
Judging Amy - Season 6 - Episode 1
With all three of her children living once again under the same roof with her, Maxine finally decides to let them be the grownups that they are (horseplay notwithstanding) and fix their own breakfasts; the ceiling in Amy's courtroom collapses, and she is sentenced to a stint in Accountability court, which she deems a punishment for her ruling in the Casey Ives matter; shortly after his return from New Mexico, David is devastated to discover that the man who holds the secret to his wife's murder has died; Ignacio asks Amy to plead his case with Maxine; Sean asks Maxine to track down the missing placement records on a little boy, and they discover that there's no trace of him anywhere; Heather visits Kyle to ask his forgiveness, announce that she's entering into a treatment program, and tell him about their son, but he doesn't believe any of it; Maxine relents her stance on Ignacio a little by allowing him to fix the broken sprinklers in the garden; Amy tries to figure out what's behind
#32 - Rembrandt's Girl
Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 14
Magnum is hired by a bank teller from Robin Master's bank to investigate her father, world-famous counterfeiter Herbie "Rembrandt" Norton, who has recently been released from penitentiary and whom she suspects has returned to counterfeiting after coming into large amounts of money since his release. Before starting investigations, the pair go to retrieve a book for Higgins from a safe deposit box at the bank, but the woman accidentally locks them in the vault, and with the time-release door and a slowly dwindling air supply, the pair are trapped inside... Meanwhile, spurred on by getting the potentially lucrative case, Thomas had promised to take Rick and T.C. for a luxurious weekend away, but unaware that Magnum is trapped in the vault at the bank, they are annoyed to presume that he has gone without them, and - with T.C. having problems with his girl-friend - they decide to hold a party at Magnum's guest house - which does not go down well with Higgins, who is holding a meditation weWatch Now:AmazonApple TV
#33 - Motion Sickness
Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 1
When Amy is transferred to criminal court, Bruce stays behind in juvenile court, and she inherits Spencer, an insolent clerk; Lauren has an extremely unhappy first day at junior high, but things brighten up on day two when, much to her mother's dismay, she finds a boyfriend who is a year older; after accepting Stuart's proposal, Amy begins to have nightmares about the wedding; recently unemployed as a result of budget cuts, Donna helps Peter care for his sons while Gillian languishes in a coma; Ellen, D.C.F.'s newest employee, uses her experience as a former foster child to help Maxine deal with a teenager who's run away from her foster home; fed up with his impudence and disloyalty, Amy fires Spencer and hires Donna, who's recently graduated from law school; Amy's predecessor in the criminal division threatens her with retribution after she considers overturning his decision to suppress evidence in a capital murder case; Gillian finally emerges from her coma.
#35 - Pilot
Ed - Season 1 - Episode 1
Ed Stevens has just been fired for misplacing a comma in a 500 page contract, which cost his law firm employer millions of dollars. When he arrives home to give his wife the bad news, he finds her in bed with the mailman. He decides to pack it all in and head back to his hometown of Stuckeyville, Ohio. When he runs into Carol Vessey, the girl of his high school dreams who is now an English teacher at Stuckeyville High School, he decides to stick around and purchase the local bowling alley, where he sets up a law practice. Ed moves in with his best friend Mike and Mike's wife Nancy who are adjusting to life with a new baby. Still intent upon winning over Carol, Ed dons a suit of armor and enters her classroom carrying flowers and seeking a date. Although she is dating another faculty member, Carol agrees.Watch Now:Amazon
#36 - End Game
Melrose Place - Season 1 - Episode 26
Billy's father dies of a heart attack. Amanda tries to exploit Billy's vulnerable state to seduce him, and then shows up at the funeral in an attempt to score points with her ex. Alison flies back from Seattle to comfort Billy. Billy feels that he let his father down, and decides to take over the furniture store. His mother says that she has sold the store to the employees, and that she wants Billy to use his writing gifts. She gives Billy a letter in which his father expressed his pride in him. Billy drives Alison to the airport, but she decides to move back to Los Angeles. Michael tries to convince Kimberly to move in with Billy, but she declines. She explains that seeing the death of his father reminded her of how much involvement she would have in his life if they were roommates. Michael lies about going to the hospital and instead helps Kimberly with a plumbing problem. She offers him dinner and tries to come on to him, but he resists. Billy's family tragedy prompts Matt toWatch Now:AmazonApple TV
#38 - Some Like It Lukewarm
The Monkees - Season 2 - Episode 24
Davy dresses as a woman so that the Monkees can enter a lucrative band contest.
#39 - A Time to Kill
Chicago Hope - Season 3 - Episode 7
Aaron faces a huge moral dilemma when he's asked to operate on a death-row inmate scheduled to be executed in two weeks. McNeil treats a feisty old lady whose daughter is an old flame os his. Dr. Watters entertains an amnesiac, believing that he's a distinguished visiting doctor.Watch Now:Amazon
#41 - A Nice Place to Visit
The Monkees - Season 2 - Episode 1
When the Monkees' car breaks down in Mexico, Davy falls in love with a pretty waitress.
#42 - The Devil and Peter Tork
The Monkees - Season 2 - Episode 20
Peter sells his soul to the devil to gain the ability to play the harp.
#43 - Ambition
Vengeance Unlimited - Season 1 - Episode 6
One of KC's closest friends calls to tell KC that she's pregnant with married senator Hayworth. When she later tells Hayworth the news, he doesn't want anything to do with her. Crying, she drives off the road. The senator doesn't help her, but lets her die. KC is set up at the senator's headquarters as a campaigne worker. At the same time the senator recieces a letter from someone who claims that he/she knows about the baby. Chapel poses as a trouble shooter sent from a friend of the senator's family Things get worse for the senator after KC manages to copy miltary secrets, and makes the senator a suspect. Later Chapel contacts a known arms dealer to sell the secrets...
#44 - One Man Shy
The Monkees - Season 1 - Episode 13
Mike. Micky and Davy help shy Peter woo a pretty debutante.
#45 - How to Dial a Murder
Columbo - Season 7 - Episode 4
A famous psychiatrist uses an appointment with his doctor as his alibi while he calls his house, where his dead wife's lover is. The call serves as the first step in a conditioning reflex on the psychiatrist's dogs. The other part is the word Rosebud as uttered by the victim. When Columbo arrives on the scene, the psychiatrist is very understanding when police say they may have to put his dogs to death. But Columbo notices how friendly the dogs seem, and then there's the telephone that's hanging from it's hook.Watch Now:Amazon
#46 - CSO: Hartford
Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 22
On ""Take Your Daughter to Work Day"", Lauren learns how lucky she is when she spends the afternoon with Maxine, and Rebecca becomes seriously injured after she falls during a seizure; Kyle continues to drink; Stu reassures Amy that she's a permanent part of his life after she fails to make a fabulous first impression during lunch with his opinionated mother; Bruce struggles to get a boy discharged from probation; after begging Lily to rehire Heather, Kyle is shocked when she refuses to return; Heather and Zola let the men in their lives know that they've got romance on their minds.
#47 - The Song That Never Ends
Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 17
Kyle disregards Maxine's advice at his own peril when he bends the rules for a new mother who wants to hold her newborn baby just once before she's returned to prison; when the tension and awkwardness between Amy and David as they keep bumping into each other in the court house becomes more than she can bear, Amy withdraws her consent to the breakup and they decide to reconcile; Matthew asks Gillian out on a date, and she nervously turns him down until she seeks out Donna for some single mother bonding and realizes what she really wants to do; Maxine asks Ignatio to family dinner, and is surprised when he shows up with a disapproving Isabel in tow; Kyle is wary when Todd offers a hand in friendship; Amy devises a creative way to allow a young mother to retain custody of her children as she struggles to earn a living hampered by idiotic provisions of the ""Welfare to Work"" program.Watch Now:Amazon
#49 - Reap the Whirlwind
Picket Fences - Season 4 - Episode 2
A tornado threatens Rome and Zach is so worried for Kimberly's safety that he sets out on his bike to warn her. Kenny's hooker is arrested in a sting operation organised by Max, who ends up commiting a felony by covering for him. Wambaugh's wife leaves him after he embarrasses her at their anniversary party.Watch Now:Amazon