The BEST episodes directed by Jan Eliasberg

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (1)
2 votes

#1 - Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (1)

Wiseguy - Season 4 - Episode 1

While Frank is in Washington to talk to Paul about returning to work, Dan calls to say Vinnie missed his last check-in. Frank goes to Vinnie's house and finds evidence that he was kidnapped. Despite Paul's objections, Frank begins his own investigation, finding out from Carlotta that Vinnie was looking into the death of a priest in El Salvador. Frank follows the trail to Miami and Michael Santana, a disbarred Federal prosecutor, and the last person Vinnie contacted. Santana refuses to help Frank, saying he doesn't know anything about Vinnie's disappearance. Digging deeper, Frank stumbles upon a CIA investigation and is ordered to back off. (source:

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Femme Fatale
4 votes

#2 - Femme Fatale

Crime Story - Season 2 - Episode 12

A Chinese agent dupes Torello into looking for her father while she smuggles plutonium out of the country.

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Aria for Don Aiuppo
4 votes

#3 - Aria for Don Aiuppo

Wiseguy - Season 2 - Episode 5

Vinnie is questioned about his connection to Don Aiuppo, thus learning his mother is dating the retired mobster. Checking into it, he finds Rudy and Carlotta were in love as teenagers, then is stunned when Rudy proposes and she accepts. Mark digs up information showing that Rudy is in the country illegally and sets him up to be deported, not knowing it means that Carlotta will leave, too. At the last minute, Rudy changes places with his brother, Tito, who wants to return to Italy. (source:

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The Accidental Jurist
5 votes

#4 - The Accidental Jurist

L.A. Law - Season 3 - Episode 12

Kuzak decides that a private trial with a closeted judge is the best way to win to retain his gay client's multi-million dollar endorsement contract with a cereal manufacturer, but when the verdict goes against him, his client is unwilling to seek another trial based on an ex parte statement revealing the judge's bias because it will force the judge out of the closet; Perkins confronts Ringstrom after Kelsey tells her he's married, and ends the relationship after she fakes a reason to visit his house and meet his wife; Meyer and Melman separate after they arrive at directly opposite solutions to their marital problems, but reconcile after Melman is forced to acknowledge some hard truths during a therapy session; the lack of a good nanny brings Kelsey and Markowitz troubles, and their daughter to the office.

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God's Work
60 votes

#5 - God's Work

Miami Vice - Season 4 - Episode 6

The return of a kingpin's financial wizard son sets off speculations in the Miami underworld.

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Go Away
10 votes

#6 - Go Away

Party of Five - Season 4 - Episode 19

Julia, Bailey and Charlie leave to their family cabin up in the Sierras to relax for some time. Claudia is convinced that noone really cares about her anymore and sends off some college applications. Julia talks to Griffin about Rosalie. Bailey finds out Annie was forced to go into a rehab clinic.

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12 votes

#7 - Haunted

Party of Five - Season 5 - Episode 24

Julia spends all her time dating new guys and she realizes just how much she needs some time alone with herself. Daphne finally shows up in San Francisco. Kirsten feels threatened by her, while Charlie tries to explain Daphne that he's with Kirsten now. Sarah has some hard time trying to figure out just what is she doing with her life. Daphne tells Charlie that she's back in San Francisco so she could get Diana back. Bailey decides to solve the situation with Sarah by buying an engagement ring.

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S'Wunnerful Life
11 votes

#8 - S'Wunnerful Life

Party of Five - Season 4 - Episode 11

Sarah and Bailey host a Christmas party, while Charlie decides to go on a long distances trip with Kirsten. Will realizes that he and Bailey are living in totally different worlds. Julia pains a nice picture inspired by Justin.

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Raiders of the Lost Bark
36 votes

#9 - Raiders of the Lost Bark

L.A. Law - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kuzak slyly sticks Sifuentes with a dog of a case, but it's Sifuentes who's sitting pretty after he discovers the teeth in the matter, and pulls out an unexpected win; Abby rebuffs an admirer; Becker's gamble on the Mishkin fee agreement pays off financially but dooms the relationship; after Kuzak wins the discrimination case, he discovers that his client had an ulterior motive for not accepting a generous settlement offer; Brackman takes a new approach to life and dealing with people in the wake of his double barreled defeats in the court room and the partners' meeting; Becker is oblivious to Melman's feelings for him.

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Phantom at the Opera
55 votes

#10 - Phantom at the Opera

Early Edition - Season 1 - Episode 20

Gary saves an artist from being murdered in her studio and they fall for each other. But Gary can't keep his mind off the paper, and repeatedly cancels their dates.

Forgive Us Our Debts
68 votes

#11 - Forgive Us Our Debts

Miami Vice - Season 3 - Episode 11

New leads persuade Crockett that a man he put on death row might be innocent, but a campaign-conscious DA is reluctant to help.

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Meet the Shannons
460 votes

#12 - Meet the Shannons

In Plain Sight - Season 4 - Episode 4

A beauty pageant queen finds out that she's spent most of her life in witness protection

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Till Death
804 votes

#13 - Till Death

Unforgettable - Season 2 - Episode 8

After a wealthy couple is murdered, Carrie and Al pose as a married couple to lure in the killer, who Al believes is linked to a series of unsolved homicides he once investigated.

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Seven Names
501 votes

#14 - Seven Names

Parenthood - Season 2 - Episode 7

Adam makes a tough business decision during a financial upheaval; Jabbar surprises Jasmine and Crosby with his reaction to their announcement about the future; Sarah confronts Amber about her partying while also dealing with issues at work; and Camille and Haddie perform community service

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1931 votes

#15 - Lockup

NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 2 - Episode 14

Sam goes undercover as a prisoner to track down a terrorist group responsible for several bombings around the world.

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Not Okay
958 votes

#16 - Not Okay

Conviction (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 10

After Hayes and Wallace share a passionate night together, Hayes returns to reality and cautiously considers sticking her toe into relationship waters with Wallace. Simultaneously, she also tries to make amends for her bitter loss in the death penalty case of Earl Slavitt. Hayes implores the CIU team to aggressively pursue the case of Sophie Hausen, a young woman serving a life sentence for murdering a popular college basketball player, whom she accused of raping her. Meanwhile, Tess finally attempts to make things right in her friendship with Matty.

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And So It Begins
90 votes

#17 - And So It Begins

Reckless (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 11

When Vi's ex-husband is accused of medical malpractice, Jamie works to clear his name, only to find out that a relationship with a former patient could put his entire career at risk. Meanwhile, jury selection in Lee Anne's case is complicated by a possible planted juror. Also, the love triangle between Jamie, Roy and Preston gets even hotter.

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The Strangled Heart
3493 votes

#18 - The Strangled Heart

The Magicians - Season 1 - Episode 8

Brakebills is thrown into chaos when Penny is violently attacked by someone who was considered a friend; at the same time, Quentin tries to find a connection to the Beast; and Julia considers giving up magic for good after entering a rehab facility.

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1333 votes

#19 - Dedication

Blue Bloods - Season 1 - Episode 15

When an assassination attempt is made on Frank’s life, Danny goes on a hunt to track down the shooter and find out if the attack was random or by someone with a vendetta against the Commissioner.

Stop the World (and Let Me off)
532 votes

#20 - Stop the World (and Let Me off)

Nashville (2012) - Season 4 - Episode 5

Rayna pushes back on Layla’s romantic relationship with Jeff, and Markus pushes back on his producer, Avery — which does not go well. Maddie joins Colt on Luke’s tour, giving the teens opportunities for more freedom than Maddie can handle. She turns to Juliette for advice and shocks Luke with the results. Meanwhile, Deacon and Scarlett head to Natchez despite their falling-out, and Gunnar enlists Kevin and Will’s help as “wingmen” in an effort to pick up a new woman.

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You Can't Handle the Truth
2767 votes

#21 - You Can't Handle the Truth

Supernatural - Season 6 - Episode 6

Sam and Dean investigate a series of suicides and discover the victims were being told brutal truths that drove them crazy. They find out someone is invoking the Goddess of Truth, Veritas, forcing people to be cruelly honest against their will and Dean is the next victim. Dean is forced to tell Sam the truth about how he feels about his return from Hell.

Free Fall
1699 votes

#22 - Free Fall

Bull (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 16

When a state governor and the co-owner of a skydiving company die during a jump, Bull helps the co-owner’s brother, Max Hyland, and daughter fight a lawsuit filed by the governor’s widow by trying to find who sabotaged the parachute. Also, Bull and his frequent trial collaborator, Liberty Davis, find themselves on opposing sides in court for the first time.

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2058 votes

#23 - Greed

NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3 - Episode 8

When a Navy ID is found on a dead body tied to a hazardous material smuggling case, NCIS is granted permission to investigate in Mexico and asked to help locate the missing materials.

2377 votes

#24 - Unambiguous

Bull (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Bull and his team tackle jury bias against their client, a woman on trial for the murder of a star athlete she very publicly accused of assaulting her. Also, the case brings Benny face-to-face with his former flame, Amanda, a fellow attorney he hasn’t seen since their breakup

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Contempt of Court
93 votes

#25 - Contempt of Court

Miami Vice - Season 4 - Episode 1

By scaring the jury into a mistrial, a mobster hopes to buy time to find and silence the witness Crockett is protecting.

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What Happens at Home
2374 votes

#26 - What Happens at Home

Criminal Minds - Season 6 - Episode 10

The BAU searches inside a gated New Mexico community for a killer targeting women, and Hotchner looks to an FBI cadet with a unique past for help with the investigation.

Barefoot at Capefest
121 votes

#27 - Barefoot at Capefest

Dawson's Creek - Season 3 - Episode 11

Jack seeks his first gay experience; Dawson discovers that a rival is sympathetic to his parents' divorce.

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I'm Not that Good at Goodbye
431 votes

#28 - I'm Not that Good at Goodbye

Nashville (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 11

Now that Rayna has cancelled their wedding, Luke is not going quietly, and Rayna's own daughters don't take the news well, either. Juliette and Avery adjust to married life with a few bumps along the way, and Gunnar fights for custody of Micah. Sadie tries to take control of her own problems with her ex by buying a gun, and Deacon gets dire news about his medical condition.

Blessings in Disguise
645 votes

#29 - Blessings in Disguise

Ghost Whisperer - Season 5 - Episode 12

Melinda must discover the truth hidden within a family before it threatens to tear the her family apart.

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A Change of Heart
7 votes

#30 - A Change of Heart

21 Jump Street - Season 4 - Episode 14

A lesbian student makes a pass at Hoffs when she and Capt. Fuller go undercover at a high school to learn the identity of a student who was a witness to a teacher's murder.

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Bear Trap
45 votes

#31 - Bear Trap

Nash Bridges - Season 6 - Episode 11

Nash and Joe help a Canadian Mountie track down a ring of poachers who are illegally selling bear gallbladders, which are supposedly valuable as medicine and as an aphrodisiac; Rachel fears she may be pregnant.

Booker's Dad (aka Father's Day)
0 votes

#32 - Booker's Dad (aka Father's Day)

Booker - Season 1 - Episode 22

Booker has trouble relating to his father, whom he believed had abandoned his family fourteen years earlier, when his dad shows up to reveal that he was actually in the Witness Protection Program and now needs his son's help in a mob related case.

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0 votes

#33 - Reunion

Booker - Season 1 - Episode 17

At his high-school reunion, Booker is asked by his former girlfriend to find her fiancé, the guy she dumped Booker for, who has disappeared.

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