The Best Episodes Directed by James Whitmore, Jr

Familia

#1 - Familia

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 24

Hetty's sudden resignation prompts Callen and the NCIS team to investigate the reason why she would disappear in the hopes of tracking her down.

star 8.22
402 votes
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Pandora's Box

#2 - Pandora's Box

King & Maxwell Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, Sean's investigation of the Ritter assassination threatens to end his partnership with Michelle as she considers returning to the Secret Service. The shocking truth sends Sean back to the scene of the crime to prevent history from repeating itself.

star 8.21
146 votes
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Checkmate (2)

#3 - Checkmate (2)

NCIS: New Orleans Season 4 - Episode 24

Pride’s newly formed off-the-books team and NCIS team uncover a sinister plot during the New Orleans Tricentennial Fleet Week celebration.

star 8.13
213 votes
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The Admiral's Daughter

#4 - The Admiral's Daughter

NCIS Season 11 - Episode 23

Director Vance gives DiNozzo a special assignment to bring home an Admiral’s daughter from Paris, but he must turn to his NCIS team for help after he enters a controversial crime scene.

star 8.09
752 votes
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Revenge

#5 - Revenge

NCIS Season 10 - Episode 22

In retaliation for the murders of Eli David and Jackie Vance, the NCIS team feverishly searches for Bodnar despite orders from Homeland Security to relinquish the case.

star 8.09
655 votes
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A Man Walks Into a Bar...

#6 - A Man Walks Into a Bar...

NCIS Season 8 - Episode 14

The NCIS team undergoes mandatory psych evaluations while investigating the death of a naval commander.

star 8.07
474 votes
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Plan B

#7 - Plan B

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 22

Deeks resumes an old alias he is not fond of in order to protect his best friend and chief informant from a criminal group that wants him dead.

star 8.06
408 votes
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From This Day Forward

#8 - From This Day Forward

Vegas Season 1 - Episode 12

Sheriff Lamb’s former flame reappears and seeks his help finding the man who attacked her husband. Meanwhile, Savino has a unique way of dealing with a snitch inside the casino.

star 8.01
119 votes
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Vengeance

#9 - Vengeance

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 - Episode 19

When the body of a Navy Intel Officer is found, evidence points to a team of Navy SEALs who are about to depart on a hostage rescue mission, leaving former Navy SEAL Sam Hanna to interrogate the group and possibly compromise the mission.

star 7.99
395 votes
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Gone

#10 - Gone

NCIS Season 10 - Episode 8

As the NCIS team investigates a teenage girl’s abduction, Ziva and Abby work closely with her young friend who witnessed the kidnapping. As the investigation unfolds, Gibbs seeks help from a past contact, Miranda Pennebaker, a well-connected woman with questionable morals. Meanwhile, Tony gets jealous when he learns Ziva is making plans with a mysterious man.

star 7.98
580 votes
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The Whole Truth

#11 - The Whole Truth

Lie to Me Season 2 - Episode 13

Cal is hired by the DA to be an expert witness at the trial of a beautiful, young woman charged with murdering her high-powered, and much older, billionaire husband... and Zoe is representing her. Meanwhile,Ria lets Eli in on a little secret.

star 7.95
497 votes
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Something Blue

#12 - Something Blue

NCIS Season 14 - Episode 23

The stress of McGee and Delilah’s imminent wedding takes its toll, as Delilah is rushed to the hospital. Also, the NCIS team travels out to sea after a young and healthy Petty Officer aboard a Navy destroyer dies in his sleep.

star 7.90
1977 votes
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Prime Suspect

#13 - Prime Suspect

NCIS Season 10 - Episode 17

A media frenzy surrounding an unidentified criminal prompts Gibbs’ barber to question his son’s involvement and ask for Gibbs’ help in ruling out his son as a prime suspect.

star 7.88
559 votes
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Human Traffic

#14 - Human Traffic

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 1

When one of their own disappears while undercover, the team must work alongside LAPD on a case involving human-trafficking, money laundering and drugs.

star 7.87
447 votes
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Old Spice

#15 - Old Spice

The Good Wife Season 6 - Episode 6

Elsbeth and Alicia put their fight on hold when they both have clients facing economic espionage charges. Diane battles her former partners over office space.

star 7.87
832 votes
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One Step Forward

#16 - One Step Forward

NCIS Season 15 - Episode 21

Sara Carter begs Gibbs to investigate her mother’s murder as she believes the local authorities convicted the wrong man. Also, Abby is awarded a dinner reservation for two to a brand-new five-star restaurant in an igloo and has to decide which coworker deserves to go with her.

star 7.86
1140 votes
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False Witness

#17 - False Witness

NCIS Season 8 - Episode 10

The NCIS team investigates the disappearance of a Navy petty officer who is the sole witness in an upcoming murder trial.

star 7.85
477 votes
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The Silo

#18 - The Silo

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 - Episode 7

After an Air Force captain Kensi dated a decade ago breaches a missile launch facility, she is transported to the location to help thwart the use of nuclear weapons.

star 7.85
1068 votes
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Escape Plan

#19 - Escape Plan

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 - Episode 4

The NCIS team must rescue one of their own after Sebastian is kidnapped while at a restaurant with his mother, Sylvia Lund, and forced to use his gaming skills in a prison break.

star 7.84
1025 votes
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Triggerman

#20 - Triggerman

Person of Interest Season 2 - Episode 4

Reese and Finch wonder if they should intervene when they learn that a mob enforcer's life is in danger; Finch turns to an unexpected source for help.

star 7.83
1735 votes
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Battle Scars

#21 - Battle Scars

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 - Episode 21

After a highly decorated Navy Captain, Charles Langston, kidnaps a Veterans Affairs administrator who has been siphoning funds, the NCIS team must work with Hetty’s former Vietnam War colleagues, now-retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden and Admiral Sterling Bridges to solve the case.

star 7.81
1437 votes
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Recruit

#22 - Recruit

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 - Episode 2

A drone strike on a bomb-making compound in Afghanistan reveals the body of a recently retired Marine, leaving the NCIS: LA team to investigate why the Marine returned to Afghanistan and whether or not he betrayed the country he fought for.

star 7.81
446 votes
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Judge, Jury...

#23 - Judge, Jury...

NCIS Season 16 - Episode 21

After entering cold case DNA into the system, Kasie solves a 30-year-old murder case, but a loophole in the legal system may set the suspect free. Also, McGee visits an elite technology company in Silicon Valley that is offering him a highly paid position.

star 7.79
872 votes
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Twofer

#24 - Twofer

NCIS Season 15 - Episode 2

NCIS is called in to investigate when the body of a missing Navy Lieutenant who disappeared a year and a half ago is located by a cemetery grounds crew while they are relocating caskets on the property. Also, Gibbs and McGee must pass a psych evaluation with Doctor Grace Confalone before officially resuming all work responsibilities.

star 7.79
1828 votes
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Vendetta

#25 - Vendetta

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 - Episode 18

Callen and Sam join forces with Anna Kolcheck and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), when Arkady Kolcheck warns NCIS that a notorious international weapons dealer has returned to the states. Also, the case requires Eric to go undercover as a bank IT technician.

star 7.78
828 votes
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Chasing Ghosts

#26 - Chasing Ghosts

NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 - Episode 9

After a stolen Navy-issued gun is found to belong to a Chief Petty Officer who died 40 years ago, the NCIS team reopens the cold case, one that Wade has personally tracked and investigated for years. Also, the team prepares for their annual Thanksgiving dinner together. Steven Weber and Dean Stockwell guest star.

star 7.75
401 votes
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Undisclosed Recipients

#27 - Undisclosed Recipients

The Good Wife Season 6 - Episode 17

The partners of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart find themselves at odds when they voice different opinions regarding the company’s future. Also, the firm falls victim to a cyber-hack after it takes on the case of a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site.

star 7.73
831 votes
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Anatomy of a Joke

#28 - Anatomy of a Joke

The Good Wife Season 4 - Episode 7

During a trip to Washington, DC, Cary has an uncomfortable reunion with his father. A former client asks Alicia for help. Will and Diane question Clarke's most recent strategy.

star 7.73
642 votes
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Third Wheel

#29 - Third Wheel

NCIS Season 16 - Episode 4

Gibbs’ quiet vacation at his remote cabin is interrupted by a surprise visit from Tobias Fornell and Navy Captain Phillip Brooks, as well as a call from NCIS asking for his help locating a robber hiding in the woods near him.

star 7.72
998 votes
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Being Bad

#30 - Being Bad

NCIS Season 14 - Episode 2

NCIS uncovers a bomb plot and a long-running theft ring while investigating a death at a Quantico reunion. Also Torres and Quinn adjust to life on Gibbs’ team, including new seating arrangements in the squad room.

star 7.71
2145 votes
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The Enemy Within

#31 - The Enemy Within

NCIS Season 12 - Episode 12

The NCIS team searches for a home-grown terrorist after a rescue mission in Syria reveals an American was involved in the capture of a social worker. Meanwhile, McGee and Bishop question DiNozzo's unusual behavior. Joe Spano and Marisol Nichols guest star.

star 7.70
623 votes
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Collateral Damage

#32 - Collateral Damage

NCIS: New Orleans Season 2 - Episode 21

After a Navy lieutenant dies during a clandestine visit to a general’s hotel room, Special Agent Pride and the NCIS team are asked to break standard protocol for the murder investigation.

star 7.70
752 votes
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Sins of the Father

#33 - Sins of the Father

NCIS: New Orleans Season 4 - Episode 8

Wade's son, Danny, calls Pride for help after he's attacked at his girlfriend's house and she is now missing. Also, the director of NCIS mandates that Pride meet with a therapist to discuss his process for solving cases.

star 7.68
808 votes
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Incognito

#34 - Incognito

NCIS Season 13 - Episode 3

After a Marine is found murdered in Quantico hours after calling Gibbs to discuss a possible case, Bishop and McGee go undercover as a married couple to run surveillance on a Marine Lieutenant and his wife.

star 7.65
1069 votes
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Carrier

#35 - Carrier

NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 - Episode 2

NCIS Special Agent Tony DiNozzo assists the New Orleans team when a Navy lieutenant on liberty dies of the bubonic plague. The team races to locate all additional sailors on liberty, control a potential outbreak and determine the source of the highly infectious disease. NCIS stars Michael Weatherly, Rocky Carroll and Pauley Perrette guest star.

star 7.61
503 votes
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History

#36 - History

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 - Episode 15

An NCIS: LA investigation leads the team to question a lone survivor of a former terrorist organization, while Kensi and Deeks follow the trail into the woods

star 7.61
390 votes
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No Man's Land

#37 - No Man's Land

NCIS: New Orleans Season 2 - Episode 15

When a mystery man saves the life of a Lieutenant and then disappears from the scene, the NCIS team unravels a new case when forensic evidence suggests he is a soldier who was captured in Afghanistan years ago and never found.

star 7.57
676 votes
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