The Best Episodes Directed by James Frawley
#1 - The Monkees in the Ring
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 20
The fight game gets its lumps in this episode. Walking down the street, Davy chides Peter about his leaving a trail of pistachio nuts across the city ("Y'know, if you committed a crime, the police'd find you in 2 minutes!"). Peter apologizes and goes back to pick up the litter of nuts, when suddenly he bumps into a bully. The bully makes ready to slug Peter when Davy intervenes and accidentally subdues him with a light tap on the chin. Joey Sholto, a fight racketeer, bears witness and tells Davy he can become a world champ. Davy's mates feel they'd rather see him alive and well than rich and famous, but Davy goes along with Sholto, and adopts the sobriquet "Dynamite Davy Jones." Joey tells Vernon, an ex-boxing champ turned hood that he'll arrange a series of setups for Davy; when he fights the champion, they'll bet against Davy and make a killing when he loses. In a romp set to "Laugh," Davy is put through a rough training regimen and goes on a boxing tourâ€”where every bout he competes
#2 - Captain Crocodile
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 23
Appearing on "The Captain Crocodile Show," The Monkees get cream pies in the face and refuse to perform. They decide to take it up with Junior Pinter, the 12 year-old executive in charge, who wants them to appear on "The Captain Crocodile Show" on a regular basis. Having put through a call to his father, the network president (who gave him the show for his birthday!), vacationing in Sidney, Australia, Junior guarantees The Monkees there'll be no more pies in the face and will be given the chance to perform. Having received a memo from Junior, Captain Crocodile fears the competition, and instructs his yes-man, Howard Needleman, to spring into action and make sure The Monkees' second appearance is a disaster. On the show, The Monkees are prevented from singing at every turn by a wavy camera, a fish net, and an explosive-laced bass drum. To worsen matters, when Mike threatens to quit, The Monkees finally get the go-ahead to performâ€”"Valleri"â€”and learn to their dismay that the show had bee
#3 - 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...
#4 - The Monkees in a Ghost Town
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 7
The Monkeemobile runs out of gas in a Ghost Town, where the boys are locked up by two gangsters, George and Lenny, waiting for the arrival of The Big Man.
#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.
#6 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 4
Nick Trump, manager of "The Four Swine," gets the Monkees to participate in publicity stunts meant to keep them from entering a talent contest.
#7 - Guns 'R' Us
Picket Fences Season 2 - Episode 11
Embarrassed by a prank, Matthew tries to get even with some boys, but the practical joking gets out of hand, which may result in paralysis for him. Meanwhile, budget cuts hit the sheriff's department and Max fills in as sheriff.
#9 - The Picture Frame (a.k.a. The Bank Robbery)
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 2
David, Michael and Micky go the old, abandoned Mammoth studio lot, where J.L., a sly con artist posing as a director, hires them for a movie. He dresses them as hoods and sends them to rob a bank, telling them he is using hidden cameras. The Monkees snap a picture of themselves and J.L. with his henchman, Harvey, for publicity, but J.L. discards it. J.L. tells Harvey his scheme is foolproof: either they will get rich, or The Monkees will be caught and go to jail! The boys enter The Ninth National Bank with Thompson submachine gunsâ€”scaring everybody in sightâ€”get 50 grand, and return to the studio, amazed at the quality of their acting. Peter goes to the wrong stage at the wrong time, and so is too late to join his pals for the great holdup scene. J.L. pays them $100 each and then tips off the cops. When police converge upon the pad, The Monkees think it's another shooting; the Sergeant orders one of his officers to go in after the boys. The nervous cop enters the pad clutching a machine
#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.
#11 - Monkee See, Monkee Die
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 2
When the Monkees attend the reading of a late millionaire's will, they find themselves forced to stay the night in his haunted castle.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - A Nice Place to Visit
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 1
The Monkeemobile breaks down in El Monotono, Mexico. Davy falls in love with a pretty waitress.
#17 - 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.
#18 - The Royal Flush
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 1
Davy rescues the Princess Betina of the Duchy of Harmonica from drowning. When he goes to get his jacket back, the Monkees find out her uncle, Archduke Otto, is trying to dispose of Betina so he can become king himself.
#19 - 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 is
#20 - With the Greatest of Ease
Chicago Hope Season 1 - Episode 4
Jeffrey tells Nadine about Laurie's schizophrenia and the death of his son; Aaron and Camille grieve about their impending divorce; several members of a family of trapeze artists are brought into the hospital in critical condition after a devastating accident during a circus performance; one of Aaron's former patients reveals his bigotry when he refuses to allow Nadine to remove his diseased gall bladder and insists that Aaron or another Jewish surgeon perform the procedure; Jeffrey exhibits signs of a meltdown when, in the space of a few hours, outrageous conduct in a nightclub gets him mistakenly arrested for soliciting a prostitute and he vandalizes the car of a man who stole his parking space; Phillip incorrectly attributes Aaron's angry outburst at one patient minutes after losing another young patient in surgery to tensions with Camille, and threatens to fire Camille if there's a recurrence.
#21 - 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 we
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Fairy Tale
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 16
In a Monkee spoof on fairy tales (acted out in pantomime), Mike is a cobbler; Davy is a tailor, and Micky an innkeeper in the town of Avon on the Calling. Peter is a vagrant, because his concentrations on getting a job are stunted by his admirations for Gwen, a beautiful, yet selfish, conceited and overbearing princess. She disdains his offer to carry her across the mud, but honors his spine with a walk across it, followed by Harold, a knight, a troop of the soldiers, and Gwen's fiancÃ©. At Micky's Inn, Peter learns that Harold plans to do away with his fiancÃ©e and tries to warn Gwen but he is interrupted by Harold's arrival. Just as they prepare to leave, the princess tosses him a Magic Locket. Peter tells his mates of the danger of the princess. He bites the Magic Locket, releasing a fairy, in curlers because she was having her hair done. She tells the boys how to save the Princess, but warns she'll be killed if Peter drops, crushes, or loses the locket, because she lives there. While
#25 - The Devil and Peter Tork
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 20
Based loosely on Stephen Vincent Benet's fantasy novel (and the Oscar-winning 1941 RKO movie it spawned) The Devil and Daniel Webster. At Mr. Zero's Pawn Shop, Peter falls in love with a golden harp. Learning Peter has no money, Zero produces a contract, which Peter signs. At the pad, Micky, Mike and Davy remind him that he can't play the harp and urge him to return it. Suddenly, Zero appears in a puff of smoke, and, at his command, Peter plays beautifully. Zero disappears and the boys are immediately booked into a harp act, which is an instant overnight success. The next evening, Zero appears again and, revealing himself to be Beelzebub, presents the contract, which states that Peter's soul is to be delivered by midnight. In a musical fantasy set to "Salesman," Zero, with horns and a tail, and his handmaidens, with pitchforks, chase The Monkees through smoke and flame into a Hall of Mirrors. Returned to reality and their pad, The Monkees realize that the one thing that's scarier than
#26 - 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 to
#27 - 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.
#28 - 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
#29 - 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.
#30 - Some Like it Lukewarm (a.k.a. The Band Contest)
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 24
The Monkees try to enter a KXIW Rockathon contest for a $500 prize, but it's only for groups of mixed sex.
#31 - Last Tango in Hartford
Judging Amy Season 1 - Episode 5
A death threat, coupled with Maxine's disapproval, puts a crimp in Amy's blossoming relationship with Tracy; Vincent begins to feel like he's Chris's pet project; Maxine rekindles an old friendship; Amy officiates at Donna's wedding to a convict; Maxine helps a second generation foster teenager keep her infant son out of the system.
#32 - Speed Demon
Ghost Whisperer Season 2 - Episode 14
Melinda's Jeep breaks down on a deserted road and a young woman who owns an auto shop comes by to help. Melinda meets a ghost who comes to her in the form of a skeleton. Melinda must first decipher the mysterious code that is linked to the drag racing society. Melinda finds that Ned is involved with the society and needs his help. Ned lies to his mom and sneaks out to go to the drag races. At the end the ghost finds closure and crosses over into the light.
#33 - The Eighth Part of the Village
Magnum, P.I. Season 3 - Episode 4
After narrowly avoiding being shot during a case, a fortune cookie has convinced Thomas that it’s time to repay his friends and associates. As a favour to Higgins in one such payback, he heads to collect a crate of books from the docks, only to find that the crate contains a Japanese stowaway, and promptly upon the discovery he his is attacked by two goons. The stowaway woman is the daughter of an old war comrade of Higgins, who claims to have hidden in the crate to escape from her father in Japan, whom she claims is nowadays a cruel man. Although finding it hard to believe that his old acquaintance has now turned so cruel, Higgins feels obliged to help the girl, who is searching for her American fiancée. Magnum however, is more sceptical, but investigates for himself in case Higgins is becoming entangled in some sort of trap...
#35 - Escape From Death Island
Tales of the Gold Monkey Season 1 - Episode 5
Jake and Corky are imprisoned on an island penal colony when they try to free the son of an Englishman.
#36 - The Monkees on the Line
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 28
Believing their massive dearth of gigs is because of missed phone calls, The Monkees approach Mrs. Drehdal, on The Urgent Answering Service, for a special rate. She instead persuades them to take over the switchboard while she goes on vacation in Jamaica, warning them not to get involved with clients. While Mike is on the first shift, he presses a red button which triggers a red bed emerging from a wall (Drehdal says it's for when one gets tired!). In-between a barrage of phone messages, he intercepts a call from Ellen Farnsby, a histrionic thespian, indicating that she is thinking of suicide. Mike becomes very confused and worn-out from attempting to locate Ellen's signal within excessive ringing phones and incoming messages, and Davy, Micky and Peter, dressed as surgeons, revive him with a sprits of seltzer water. Mike and Micky rushes off to stop Ellen, while Davy and Peter take over the phones. Davy gets a call asking Mr. Smith to call Zelda Baby; finding the Smith phone out of ord
#38 - 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.
#39 - One Man Shy
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 13
Snobbish Ronnie Farnsworth disapproves when debutante Valerie Cartwright hires The Monkees to play at her coming-out party. Peter falls in love with Valerie, but, unable to express his feelings, steals her portrait. In a reworking of Cyrano De Bergerac, Micky, Mike and Davy scream affectionate phrases which Peter lip-synchs to Valerie up above in her balconyâ€”eventually winding up with Peter being slugged by the groundskeeper. Ronnie finds the portrait at The Monkees pad and tries to contact the authorities; "You do, and I'll be sorry!" screams Micky in retort. Although Val foils Ron's attempts to give them up, The Monkees decide they must put Ron in his place before he gets them. Soooooooo, Davy, Mike and Micky, donning disguises as a waiter, a park man, and a toy salesman, respectively, appear wherever Ron and Val are together, each time trying to prove what a rotter Ron is. Seeing through their plot, Ron repeats the procedure on Davy, Mike and Micky by outshining them in skeet shooti
#40 - Shock and Awe
Judging Amy Season 4 - Episode 24
A stressed out public defender goes ballistic in Amy's courtroom; Maxine tries to figure out why a woman who lost her son wants to give up her foster child; Kyle tells Lily how he feels, but it doesn't go as he hoped; Amy is confused about whether or not Stu actually proposed marriage; Gillian goes into labor with unexpected and seemingly tragic results.
#41 - 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.
#42 - Hitting the High Seas
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 12
When half their audienceâ€”one patronâ€”walks out, The Monkees lose their jobs as musicians at a waterfront cafÃ©, and Micky, Peter and Davy drown their sorrows in buttermilk. Then they overhear two tough sailors, Harry Hooker and Frank Reynolds, declaring they need strong guys with the ability to use their hands and knowledge of the Seven Seas. Presenting themselves as sailors, the boys sign on with the sailors and are ordered to report to Pier 3 at 6 in the morning. Once aboard the schooner with Mike, The Monkees wreck a mainsail trying to hoist and unfurl it. Then Mike gets seasick on seasick pills and goes to the galley to rest (where he stays for the remainder of the episode!), and the boys' ignorance during roll call lands them in all in serious trouble. As punishment for disobeying orders to cut their long hair, the tyrannical captain orders Micky, Peter and Davy to be keelhauled and lashed 10 times for insubordination, plus 10 more strokes if they laugh. Davy harshly criticizes this
#43 - Monkees Paw
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 19
This is a Monkee takeoff on the classic William Jacobs horror tale. Having listened to The Monkees' playing and singing "Goin' Down," the manager hires them and fires Mendrek, a broken-down magician. Pitying him, The Monkees console the magician, who relates in flashback - with Mike as The Regular Llama and Micky as young Mendrek - how, while searching for the unknown secrets in far Tibet, he acquired a very special monkey's paw, which the boys buy for $0.25. The paw starts working for The Monkees, who wish that their union dues were paid and the manager arrives and says he'll pay their dues with their first week's salary, and a 142% kickback on the cash loan. Mendrek's daughter reminds him of the paw's curse, but the magician feels that, having rid himself of the paw, his luck should immediately change. He suddenly wins $1 million in an over-the-phone contest! Meanwhile, Micky wishes for a big dinner and is deluged with spaghetti ("Well, I didn't wish for how it should be served!"). B
#44 - 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.
#45 - Scars and Souvenirs
Grey's Anatomy Season 3 - Episode 18
Alex grows closer to Jane Doe as he continues to work on her case. Helen Crawford flies into Seattle for surgery. She knows someone on the staff. Colin Marlow enters the race for Chief of Surgery. George faces more problems with Callie and Izzie. Callie reveals a big secret. Someone treats a WWII veteran. Also Derek treats a patient near and dear to him.
#46 - Murder, Smoke and Shadows
Columbo Season 8 - Episode 2
An egocentric film director resorts to his mastery of special effects to murder a vengeful friend who discovers the director's role in the movie stunt death of the friend's sister years before.
#47 - 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.
#48 - Monkee Mother
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 27
Mr. Babbitt, the landlord, tells The Monkees, who are far behind in their rent, that a new tenant is moving in. The boys realize he isn't fooling when Milly Rudnick arrives with suitcases, a parrot and a poodle, both stuffed. When the boys protest Milly's presence, she asks them to stay on as boarders. Larry, a moving man, delivers Milly's furniture and she sets the boys to work helping him. Milly settles down in The Monkees' pad, making a sweater for Mike (whom she mistakenly refers to as Micky), urging Micky to fix the kitchen sink, and preparing gourmet meals for the boys. The Monkees later sing "Sometime in the Morning" to convince Millie's notion that all modern music isn't music. As The Monkees represent the fall of Southeast Asia with dominoes, Milly, a born matchmaker, meets Clarisse Rawlings at the supermarket and brings her home for Davy. Just then, Judy, Milly's sister, and her husband Arthur arrive with their four children, dressed as GIs and playing "army." When Micky trie
#49 - X-Ray
Smallville Season 1 - Episode 4
Clark is startled to discover he has the power of X-ray vision - a power that may be useful when he confronts a changeling-like student who can take on the appearance and emotional traits of anyone.
#51 - Monkees in Texas
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 13
After a 3-day drive on a golf cart, The Monkees arrive in Texas, at the ranch owned by Mike's Aunt Kate Nesmith, who orders them to grab rifles - Micky takes a Winchester '73, Davy chooses a Colt .45, Mike picks a Smith and Wesson .38, and Peter grabs a bottle of Vintage '66 - and help drive off Black Bart and his masked riders Red and Sneak, who are trying to drive Kate and her daughter Lucy off and take over the ranch. Bart, Red and Sneak set a kitchen sink afire and wheels it towards the Nesmith ranch, but Davy saves the day by turning on the sink's faucets, dousing the flames. Frightened, Black Bart and his minions beat a hasty retreat. Peter, Davy and Micky want to cut out, too, but Mike insists they must stay, simply because "a man's first obligation is to his kinfolk, and because it's better to have a brave death than a cowardly life. And besides that, they killed our golf cart!" Mike and Davy hold the fort at the ranch with Kate and Lucy, while Micky and Peter, incognito as The
#52 - Life During Wartime
Grey's Anatomy Season 5 - Episode 6
The chief gives Bailey new power and responsibility. He also gives her a very difficult surgical assignment: remove a girl's inoperable tumor. Meanwhile, new trauma chief Owen (Kevin McKidd) challenges the attendings' methods and the residents' skills.
#54 - Love/Addiction
Grey's Anatomy Season 4 - Episode 2
A patient is in the hospital because they fell asleep in a hazardous situation. A patient's home laboratory blew up in an apartment building and the victims flood the hospital. Alex investigates the cause of the incident by talking to a really old guy who lived in the building. Jane Burke shows up to deal with what her son left behind. Lexie tries to talk to Meredith. Callie is overwhelmed by her new position while Bailey is searching for things to do.
#56 - Early Winter
Judging Amy Season 6 - Episode 7
Frantic with worry, the Gray siblings quarrel like two year olds, and Sean is wracked with guilt, as Maxine lies in an ICU bed recovering from a heart attack; Amy finally gets a new clerk, whose ability to speak Spanish is an invaluable aid in the sentencing hearing of a teenager charged with burglary and assault; Ignacio gives Vincent some wise insight into Maxine; reminiscing about the beginning of their relationship brings Gillian and Peter back together; after Maxine hallucinates about her mother's death in the same hospital, she checks herself out and returns home despite her doctor's recommendation that she undergo bypass surgery.
#57 - 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 wa
#58 - Dance, Monkees, Dance
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 14
When a correct answer to a really tough trivia question ("Who was the 8th President of The United States of America?") wins Peter a free dancing lesson (valued @ $12.98 [?!]) at the Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go school, the boss, Renaldo, and his shapely aide, Miss Buntwell, trick him into signing a lifetime contract. Davy, Micky and Mike are concerned about Peter's dancing his way to the poorhouse; when Peter declares his tearing up the contract won't get him convicted in any court, they all take part in a hilarious fictitious courtroom scene. Davy, Micky and Mike don robes and wigs as the defense attorney, the prosecutor, and the judge, respectively; and Peter is grilled ruthlessly by prosecutor Micky, hit over the head by Judge Mike's gavel, and eventually found guilty! Returned to reality, Micky (incognito as Peter's solicitor who claims Peter has "ballpointitis," a need to sign long-term contracts!) and Mike try to break Peter's contract but are instead tricked into signing similar con
#60 - Last Execution
Ghost Whisperer Season 1 - Episode 14
A hanged man's ghost follows Melinda home from a macabre art installation, haunting her into contacting his troubled daughter. A woman sues Melinda's paramedic husband, claiming he further injured her whilst performing life-saving CPR.
#61 - Things To Do Today
Ed Season 2 - Episode 14
A beautiful, off-beat woman blows into town and sweeps Ed off his feet, while encouraging him to face his fears and live life to the fullest; everyone gets more than they bargained for when Carol gives her students a journalism assignment to videotape and report a news-breaking story at Stuckeyville High; Ed discovers an unpleasant truth about Jim and forces him to tell Molly, who is devastated by the revelation.
#62 - Right to Counsel
Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 12
After Stone accepts a plea bargain from the much younger and poorer lover of a wealthy older woman found murdered in her apartment, he begins to have doubts that he has sent the right man to prison, especially as he learns more about the attorney who handled the woman's estate.
#63 - Make Me a Perfect Murder
Columbo Season 7 - Episode 3
Mark McAndrews a top network programmer is promoted to a New York position. His assistant, who is very ambitious and his lover, expects to get his old job. But of course he feels she is out of her league and needs more experience. Kay, feeling betrayed, decides to seek revenge.
#64 - The Long Christmas Eve
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Season 1 - Episode 10
On Christmas Eve, Lee and Amanda must find a former Agent, who is threatening to expose the current IFF Agents.
#65 - Rebirth
American Gothic Season 1 - Episode 11
Merlyn borrows an unborn child's spirit and reappears as Halle. Both Lucas and Caleb realize what has happened, and while Lucas tries to keep Merlyn in his world, Caleb knows she must return the spirit to the baby before it's too late.
#67 - Enemy Lines (2)
Picket Fences Season 3 - Episode 4
A judge jails Jill for interfering with the busing order. Littleton and Max consider dating.
#68 - Service Above and Beyond
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Season 1 - Episode 7
Mrs. King poses as a wealthy jet setter to attract the attention of a businessman suspected of selling military secrets.
#69 - 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.
#70 - Sex and the Married Detective
Columbo Season 8 - Episode 3
A sex therapist catches her boyfriend with another woman when he thinks she is out of town. She then disguises herself and manages to kill him while in disguise, not realizing that a potential suitor saw her enter the bathroom as a dark-haired woman and exit as a blonde.
#71 - Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 1
Ally McBeal, 28, and a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, is harassed on the job by a senior associate. When she confronts the partners, it backfires and she loses her job. On the street, she literally bumps into an old classmate, Richard Fish, who offers her a position working for his new firm. She accepts, despite her misgivings about his ethical standards. While being introduced to her new fellow associates, she receives the shock of her career.
#72 - Cradle to Grave
Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 18
The discovery of a dead baby leads to a case involving a slumlord who would not provide any heat and who defends her actions by blaming the rent laws.
#73 - Monkee Chow Mein
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 26
The Monkees dine in Dragonman's China Boy Club Chinese restaurant, a front for spies who hide messages in fortune cookies. Peter takes fortune cookies and puts them in a doggy bag, and he takes a cookie containing part of the formula for a "Doomsday Bug," a vicious green-spotted, hairy-legged, 200-eyed germ cell! The boys, having eluded pursuit of Asian Triad agents, are quickly apprehended by CIS operative Agent Modell for picking up stolen security info. At CIS HQ, Modell interrogates the boys until Inspector Blount, impressed with his obtaining the formula Peter picked up, lets the boys off. He reports The Doomsday Bug is the CIS' warfare branch's most powerful chemical, and they have been trying to learn the ID of the master of the spy ring (the #2 man being The Dragonman), but the boys refuse to help catch the spies, despite the Inspector's warning of impending danger. Coming for Peter, Toto and Chang abduct Mr. Schnieder, the toy dummy. They come back for Peter, but this time abd
#74 - Sweeps
Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 1
A guest is murdered on-air on a controversial talk show. Meanwhile Logan and Briscoe have a new boss, Lt. Anita Van Buren, and Stone gets a new colleague. The police and district attorney attempt to prosecute the show's abrasive host.
#75 - Monkees Marooned
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 8
Leonard Sheldon, a con artist, tries to sell Peter the city of San Diego. Peter refuses to buy it but swaps his $108 guitar for Blackbeard's treasure map. The Monkees row out from their set on the Columbia Pictures lot to the island to search for treasure. In the underbrush, they set off an alarm, waking up Major Pshaw. Pshaw, who has been hunting for the treasure for a decade, tells his man Thursday that a fate worse than death awaits Peter, Micky, Mike and Davy. Having captured them in a net hoisted by a crane driven by Thursday, Pshaw invites them for tea and crumpets, and declares to the boys that he shoots all trespassers. Davy asks for a fair chance and Thursday persuades his master to give The Monkees a head start. At the beach, The Monkees find their boat missing, hampering any chance they have of escaping! After a brief encounter with eccentric German Dr. Schwartzkov, The Monkees hear a Tarzanesque jungle yell and a leopard skin-clad octogenarian swings into view and falls do
#76 - Without Mercy
Picket Fences Season 3 - Episode 18
Jimmy arrests Jill for euthanizing a cancer patient.
#77 - Monstrous Monkee Mash
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 18
Loreli lures Davy to the castle of her uncle, The Count Dracula from Transylvania, where Wolfman, The Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster await fresh blood. The Drac promises Wolfman someone else and tries to teach Davy how to drink blood and fly like a bat. Back at The Monkees' pad, Micky and Peter begin to worry. Davy decides to call the folks at the castle, but when he hears Dracula's laughter, he declares that once again Courageous American Youth leaps into the fore..."or five!" Arriving at the castle, the three plan Davy's rescue, as Drac and Loreli take notes. Davy, chained in the basement, turns Wolfman against Dracula for not giving him second billing in the pictures they made together. When Wolfman leaps at Loreli, she promises him a better percentage of the profits, cookouts on weekends, and the right to play his own music. Then, up above in the library, she uses the necklace on Peter. Wolfman pounces, but Dracula distracts him with a link of hot dogs and drags Peter to the lab
#78 - The Success Story
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 6
When Davey's grandfather comes to visit thinking his grandson has become a great success in the Colonies, the guys pretend to be on Davy's personal staff in an attempt to fool the elder Jones.
#79 - Too Many Girls
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 15
The Monkees are in their pad rehearsing "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", but David's girl-induced, catatonic trance continuously disrupts them. He vows no more girls, but everywhere they look, there are more girls staring longingly at him: one holding Michael's guitar, one hiding in their fridge, and another standing on a chair. Micky, Michael and Peter shoo them out, but David finds himself in a harem-like state surrounded by the same girls. The Monkees travel by Monkeemobile and see Mrs. Badderly, a gypsy tea room owner, who decides that David is the key to her daughter Fern's success in show business. Mrs. Badderly makes two predictions about Michael about to have a flat tire and Peter's coming down with a 24-hour virus, and Fern Badderly, with the able use of some pepper and a nail, makes them come true. Then, Badderly predicts David will fall in love within 24 hours and leave his friends. When The Monkees leave, Michael sees The Monkeemobile's right front tire is flat and Peter st
#81 - Hillbilly Honeymoon
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 7
The Monkees drive to Swineville (having missed Highway 101 by 2 blocks!), where The Weskitts and The Chubbers have been feuding for generations. They force the quartet to stand on a white line dividing the two, because they both hate strangers. As Davidâ€”all guns upon himâ€”nervously walks down the middle of the street on the white line in hopes of finding some help, Ella Mae Chubber grabs David, yanks him into a haystack, and kisses him. Paw Chubber holds a gun to David's head and tells him they're engaged, but Judd Weskitt, who loves Ella Mae, enters and guns start popping all over.
#82 - The Card Carrying Red Shoes
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 9
Davy, Micky and Peter are engaged to play really weird native instruments for the Druvanian National Ballet. Ivan slips microfilm in the toe of the slipper of his dancing partner, Natasha Pavlova. Natasha can't bear dancing and rehearsing twenty-four hours a day, and hides in The Monkees' instrument trunk, unbeknownst to the boys, who are kicked out of the theater by Nicolai, the ballet master, and Ivan, who can't bear the sound of their weird music. The Monkees grab their trunkâ€”Natasha hidden insideâ€”and carry it with them. Ivan declares Natasha and the microfilm gone, but Nicolai insists Druvania will get it back at all costs, even at the expense of human life. Back at the pad, Natasha pops out and threatens Davy and Micky at gunpoint, while she falls in love with Peter. Micky gets hold of the pistol and threatens Natasha and Peter. Crying and sobbing, Natasha declares that this was her final chance to stay in America. Micky and Davy report to Nyetovich, the Ambassador, who denies of
#83 - Triangle
American Gothic Season 1 - Episode 19
Upon Gail's announcement, she faints in Lucas' office and is taken to the hospital where she is told that she is pregnant. Gail threatens to have an abortion and even attempts to kill herself because she knows that she is carrying the evil offspring of Lucas Buck.
#84 - High Stakes Lady
Tales of the Gold Monkey Season 1 - Episode 14
Jake acts as a bodyguard to a lady gambler during a high stakes poker game.
#85 - Monkees Race Again (a.k.a. Leave the Driving to Us)
The Monkees Season 2 - Episode 21
As The Monkees work on The Monkeemobile, Davy gets a call from T.N. Crumpets, his grandfather's friend and England's major racing driver. At the track, the quartet meets Crumpets and sees that his car (#54) is blown up; they immediately suspect it was the work of saboteurs. At their garage, Baron Von Klutz and Wolfgang, both of whom served as officers in The Third Reich, work on The Klutzmobile (#13). Through a periscope they watch The Monkees as amateur grease monkees, clumsily working on Crumpets' car. Back at Crumpets' garage, The Monkees have nonchalantly taken Crumpets' engine apart - Micky removes a tiger tail in the process! - but still can't get it working again. When The Baron and Wolfgang come over to find out about the sad condition of Crumpets' car, The Monkees throw the car's engine parts about to allay their suspicions, saying it's a way to get rid of excess. When, after a while, Micky starts the engine running again with his hand, Coruthers, the butler, brings tea to cel
#86 - 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.
#87 - The Son of a Gypsy
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 16
Maria, a gypsy, her Grumchek sons, Marco, Kiko, Zeppo and Rocco, and The Monkees audition to play at a party at Madame Rantha's mansion. The gypsies are furious when The Monkees are chosen over them, since they hoped to steal Rantha's Maltese Vulture, a jewel-encrusted statuette. Maria tells The Monkees that there are no hard feelings and invites them to their gypsy camp. There, The Monkees deck out in gypsy clothing, Marco gives each Monkee a good luck charm, and the boys are initiated into the camp. Rocco shows Micky the fine arts of predicting the future via tealeaves, Marco shows Davy how to fight with a switchblade, Kiko teaches Peter a lesson in gypsy dancing and Zeppo instructs Mike on phrenology (i.e., the reading of bumps on one's head), and before they are finished, Micky drinks a mug of tea spiked with a potion which renders him unconscious, Davy is used as a knife throwing target, Peter is wrapped up in lace, and Mike is knocked cold. Finally bound hand and foot and threate
#88 - Murder, a Self Portrait
Columbo Season 9 - Episode 1
A famous artist, Max Barsini, lives with his wife Vanessa and a beautiful live-in model named Julie at his beach house/studio. Max's ex-wife Louise lives in the beach house next door. Together, these women comprise Max's own little harem. He loves them all in different ways, but, more importantly, likes to control them. In fact, Max derives a great deal of satisfaction from the fact that they all fight for his attention and are reliant upon him financially and emotionally. The competitive jealousy between the women reaches a head at the dinner table one night when Max asks each of them what they think of the other. Their answers prove the intense rivalry between the women.
#89 - These Are the Days (a.k.a Pilot)
Jack & Jill Season 1 - Episode 1
Sparks fly between Jacqueline ""Jack"" Barrett and David ""Jill"" Jillefksy when they meet in New York---after she leaves her unfaithful fiancÃ© and his girlfriend asks him to move in with her.
#90 - Revenge
Melrose Place Season 2 - Episode 3
Billy shows up at Keith's work site and assaults him. After Alison tells Keith that she hates him, he commits suicide while on the phone with her. Alison begins drinking and is sent home from work. Amanda tries to convince Jake to model for a beer campaign. Sydney caters to Michael's every whim, despite a warning from Jane. Matt is hired by the hospital's social services department.
#91 - Monkees à la Carte
The Monkees Season 1 - Episode 11
Pop's Italian Restaurant is taken over by a mobster named Fuselli and his muscle Rocco. The Monkees are determined to get Pop's restaurant back for him. They take jobs as waiters and contact the police. Soon Fuselli has a dinner meeting for members of the Syndicate and the Monkees (disguised as the Purple Flower Gang) soon have the meeting in total chaos.
#92 - Damage Control
Judging Amy Season 4 - Episode 7
Amy hears the case of a young boy charged with obstruction of justice for not revealing the name of the man who took pornographic pictures of him; Maxine contends with a woman who allows her abusive husband to violate a restraining order; Peter and Charles negotiate a prenuptial agreement for their parents; Jason Lobdel eludes Amy's police protection as he continues to stalk her; everyone walks on eggshells as Gillian suffers through ugly hormonal mood swings; Jared gives Maxine the diner; Amy's plan to censure an attorney backfires.