The Best Episodes Directed by Jeff Woolnough
#1 - The Human Operators
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 5 - Episode 7
For as long as Man (Jack Noseworthy) can remember, he has lived aboard Ship as it floats through space. And for just as long, Ship has been his master, instructing him to do the repairs that keep Ship working and torturing him whenever he shows any signs of free will. But when Ship orders him to repair the Artificial Intelligence module Man's Father (Noah Heney) smashed years earlier in a final, fatal act of defiance, Man learns Ship's secrets. Listening to the AI voices, he learns how, decades earlier, one ship led a revolt against its vicious human masters, killing all but the 99 humans needed to keep the ships running. He understands what his Father meant by his last words: ""There are 98 other chances."" Man meets one of those chances, Woman (Polly Shannon), when she is brought aboard Ship to breed with Man and give birth to the next generation of slaves. Their shared passions fans Man's spark of rebellion and when Ship tortures Woman and sends her away with
#3 - Dead Man's Switch
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 13
Ben Conklin has been a loner ever since his parents died when he was twelve years old. This is one reason why General James Eiger selected him to spend a year buried in a bunker 11,000 feet below the Artic tundra, manning the controls of a doomsday device set up by world leaders after the Hubble space telescope spotted 11 spaceships heading towards Earth. The device is designed as a last-line deterrent against alien invasion and Conklin's job, shared with four other loners in four other bunkers, is to hit a dead man's switch on the bunkers control panel that prevents the doomsday device from going off and destroying aliens and mankind alike. At first, the job is easy, but as the aliens draw closer to Earth, and as Conklin grows closer to his subterranean colleagues, he begins to doubt the reliability of the doomsday machine. News from General Eiger becomes scarce, then Conklin's fellow guardians begin to fall victim to assorted mishaps. Conklin realizes that he carries the weight of
#8 - Erica, Interrupted
Being Erica Season 3 - Episode 12
After three years of time-travel therapy with Dr. Tom, Erica has visited the past, jumped to the future, side-stepped to alternate realities, and changed her life in the process - But now, Erica has arrived in a place she never thought she would see again: Right back where she started.
#10 - The Kidz are Aiight
Dark Angel Season 1 - Episode 13
Re-captured by Lydecker after his helicopter crash, Zack is tortured in an effort to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the other X5 escapees. After a failed escape attempt, Lydecker tortures Zack even more and Zack "dies." In a ingenious plan, Zack survives his burial and escapes from his coffin. He contacts Max. She meets him in a cave on the Manticore property. Unbeknownst to them, Max is wired and Lydecker and company hear all he is saying. He tells Max he's forgotten everything, but she coaches him to try and remember the whereabouts of the other X5 escapees. He does remember a few details which he tells Max. He reveals Tenga is working in a nearby bakery. This is enough information to get Lydecker on her tail. Max and Zack piece together that Lydecker knows the whereabouts of the X5 escapees. Logan sends a warning out to the X5ers through "Eyes Only." All are tipped off, but Tenga alerts Zack that she needs help escaping Lydecker. Zack and Max go to her and help her get awa
#11 - Husbands and Fathers
Copper Season 1 - Episode 2
September 21, 1864. Corcoran receives a lead on a figure from his past who may have information about the loss of his family. What he learns does little to ease his mind and only raises more questions. Meanwhile, Annie Reilly’s pursuers become brutally violent in their search for the child, forcing Corcoran and his team to come up with a plan for her safety. In the mansions of Uptown New York, Robert Morehouse strives to please his father, Norbert, who wishes to purchase the entire Five Points.
#12 - Til Death
Being Erica Season 1 - Episode 6
Erica is worried that her sister Samantha is marrying the wrong man in Josh. When she goes back to prevent Sam and Josh from ever getting together, Erica learns a big secret - one that threatens her relationship with her sister.
#15 - Unforgiven
Vikings Season 2 - Episode 6
King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.
#17 - Dropping the Dishes
Taken Season 1 - Episode 8
General Beers kidnaps Allie, an alien-hybrid, and plans to use her as bait to lure the aliens into his trap.
#18 - Sarcophagus
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 4 - Episode 19
The archeological team has just about given up on finding anything significant in this remote corner of Alaska when Natalie Grainger (Lisa Zane) stumbles upon what appears to be a burial mound. Inside, the team discovers a number of human skeletons, including one dressed in a strange metallic tunic and preserved in an amber cocoon. When Natalie's husband, Curtis (David Cubitt), touches the cocoon, something amazing happens. He begins to see through the eyes of the creature whose bones were contained in amber, an alien with fearsome claws and teeth. This psychic connection also provides a jolt of energy that liquefies the cocoon and initiates the reconstitution of flesh on the alien's bones. As the creature begins to come back to life, some of the team, including Emmet Harley (Robert Picardo) want to call in a big corporate lab in order to cash in on their discovery.
#19 - Designate This
Dark Angel Season 2 - Episode 1
After months of being imprisoned at Manticore, Max has resisted powerful attempts at re-programming and breeding and plans her escape from the genetics lab. She is aided in her breakout by the gentle but beast-like Joshua, an early Manticore creation, and together they release all the other Manticore creatures. Max attempts to reunite with Logan, only to discover that he is now number one on Manticore's most wanted list.
#20 - Fear
Defying Gravity Season 1 - Episode 7
Hallucinations put crew members' lives in danger just as they are about to start a promotional event.
#21 - Fa La Erica
Being Erica Season 3 - Episode 13
Erica is helping ho-ho-host 50/50 Press' first holiday party, much to the disappointment of her Rabbi father. In her effort to give Adam the perfect Christmas, Erica learns the true meaning of the holidays with visits to her friends' Christmases past, and one particularly memorable Hanukkah of her own.
#22 - Home (2)
Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 7
Adama heads to Kobol to find Roslin, reassembles the fleet and heads down to Kobol himself to find the presidential party in search of the "Tomb of Athena" which allegedly leads to Earth. Apollo hangs out with Starbuck , Zarek tries to keep his cronie off plotting with Boomer who is unaware of tension building between Helo and Tyrol.
#24 - Death All 'Round
Vikings Season 4 - Episode 9
The labors of the Vikings eventually bear fruit as, within sight of Paris, they re-launch their boats but this time along with some interesting structures that Floki has built. Aethelwulf and Alfred eventually arrive in Rome and honors are conferred by Pope Leo but relations are not so cordial in Wessex between King Ecbert and the disgruntled King Aelle.
#26 - Scarred
Vikings Season 3 - Episode 4
The victorious Wessex/Viking forces return to Wessex but there is rancour in the Viking camp–Floki is angry over the alliance with Ecbert and resentful the influence that he feels Athelstan has over Ragnar. Princess Kwenthrith makes some calculating political moves following the battle at the Hill of the Ash in Mercia. Visitors from the past arrive in Hederby, at Kalf’s invitation.
#27 - Downloaded
Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 2 - Episode 18
After Boomer's consciousness is downloaded into a new body following her death, she struggles with her new life on Cylon-occupied Caprica. Number Six is asked to help Boomer adjust to her new role in Cylon society.
#28 - Kill or Be Killed
The Vampire Diaries Season 2 - Episode 5
Tyler learns more about the Lockwood family curse from Mason. Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle Mason. Elena tries to keep Jeremy from becoming more involved with the Lockwood mystery, but Jeremy makes an effort to hang out with Tyler. Mason gives Sheriff Lockwood some startling information, leading to a night of violence, confession and heartbreak.
#29 - Arsenic and Old Cake
Copper Season 1 - Episode 6
October 16, 1864. Corcoran and O’Brien are charged with solving a peculiar double murder. As the detectives weigh the evidence, affairs and deception come together in a surprising case of revenge gone wrong. Five Points gathers to watch the exhibition fight between Jasper Longfield and "Irish" Jake McGinnis. But as the boxing match continues, it becomes apparent that there is more riding on this fight than meets the eye. As racial tensions flare in the final moments, Robert Morehouse is forced to make a decision that will affect the security of Five Points and New York City at large. Rebellious Annie continues to terrorize an impatient Elizabeth. Desperate to reform the wayward child, Elizabeth feels she has only one option.
#32 - Red
Smallville Season 2 - Episode 4
Clark has his first run-in with red kryptonite in this exploration of classic Superman mythology, turning immoral when he gets his high-school ring holding a piece of rock. Meanwhile, Lex and his father have some issues to resolve when Lionel starts taking over the manor.
#33 - Bogeyman
Backstrom Season 1 - Episode 5
In the Special Crime Unit's most harrowing case yet, the team has three days to save a teenage girl who has been abducted by a slippery online predator. The team soon learns that this is a deeply personal case for Backstrom, who is jolted by the girl's resemblance to the victim of an unsolved case that he was assigned seven years ago. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant John Almond's church faces eviction when he neglects to pay rent three consecutive months.
#35 - Warrior's Fate
Vikings Season 3 - Episode 3
King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown and rebuffs criticism from his leading nobles. In Mercia, the Wessex/Viking forces charge at the battle at the Hill of the Ash. In Kattegat, Harbard arrives in to the Great Hall and his mysterious aura fascinates Aslaug and Helga but Siggy remains suspicious. There are strange and tragic happenings in Kattegat, and Siggy suspects Harbard is the cause.
#39 - I and I am a Camera
Dark Angel Season 1 - Episode 18
Investigating a string of murders of recently paroled convicts, Max and Logan meet a "Fisher King"-like super hero who at first appears harmless and slightly crazy, but ultimately has a profound effect on both their personal lives. Discovering this post-pulse crusade as he follows her around Seattle, Max's original opinion of the "super hero" changes after she sees him actually perform super-human feats. Bringing Logan into the mix, they discover the "super hero" is a former NASA janitor who managed to abscond post-pulse with a highly advanced exoskeleton that attached to one's nervous system and provides super-human abilities. Though fascinated by the device, Logan's interest is piqued when the man's ramblings about conspiracy theories and "death from the sky" bear a striking resemblance to Logan's murder investigation. Digging further Logan discovers a secret police plot to equip special hover-drones with weapons that can track and kill any target, especially ex-cons.
#40 - Dark Side of the Moon
Supernatural Season 5 - Episode 16
Ambushed by angry hunters, Sam and Dean are shot and killed and sent to Heaven. Castiel warns Dean that Zachariah is looking for them in Heaven so they need to lay low while searching for an angel named Joshua who can help them since he talks directly to God. While searching for Joshua, the brothers run into some old friends and family members.
#41 - Back Breaker
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Season 1 - Episode 9
When triumph turns sour, both Tandy and Tyrone regress back to their old ways. But after everything that has happened, and actions that have been set into motion, can they truly go back to the way things once were? Meanwhile, Det. O’Reilly tries to deal with the recent fallout.
#43 - Surviving Death
Copper Season 1 - Episode 1
September 17, 1864. New York City is still recovering from the Draft Riots of 1863. In Five Points, the worst slum in the country, Detective Kevin Corcoran of the New York City Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth Precinct finds himself investigating the murder of a young girl that hits uncomfortably close to home. As the investigation heats up, detectives Corcoran, Francis Maguire, Andrew O’Brien, and old comrade, Doctor Matthew Freeman, must navigate the slums of Five Points and the mansions of Uptown to search for the child’s killer.
#44 - Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes
Riverdale Season 3 - Episode 2
After a gruesome discovery is made in the forest, Jughead and Betty team up to investigate. As Archie navigates his new surroundings, Veronica plans to bring a bit of home to him. Elsewhere, when Moose decides to join the RROTC, Kevin worries he may be pulling away from him.
#45 - Murder Most Foul
Sliders Season 3 - Episode 13
On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.
#46 - Chapter Eleven: A Midwinter's Tale
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1 - Episode 11
As the winter solstice approaches, Sabrina orchestrates an emotional séance with serious consequences, and Susie's merry plans turn menacing.
#47 - Blindness
Perception Season 2 - Episode 3
When a series of bizarre public murders occur, Pierce realizes that the killer is trying to send a message about inattentional blindness, but Donnie doubts this theory. But Pierce has a trick up his sleeve that can prove his point, and they must scramble to piece together the clues before the clever killer can make any more examples out of innocent victims.
#48 - Chapter Twelve: The Epiphany
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1 - Episode 12
As Sabrina prepares for a spellbinding showcase, Susie embraces a series of new beginnings, and Ms. Wardwell finds greater purpose at Baxter High.
#50 - White Lines
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Season 2 - Episode 2
Desperate to help, but only finding they cause more problems than solving them, Tyrone and Tandy continue to struggle with their situation. What is the point of having superpowers if you only seem to make things worse?
#51 - The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle
Bones Season 5 - Episode 19
The body of an eccentric rich man is found in a laundry machine at a hotel, and Brennan and Booth find out that he was last seen at a Rock 'n' Roll camp, where they go to investigate. Back in the lab, a strange piece of evidence found on the body helps the team uncover potential murder suspects.
#52 - Uneasy Lies the Head
V (2009) Season 2 - Episode 8
Erica, now officially in charge of the global Fifth Column, leads them in a high risk attack against Anna. Anna meanwhile, growing closer in her plan to destroy humanity, finds a major obstacle in a certain Live Aboard candidate; and Ryan sneaks back onto the Mothership to try and rescue his daughter.
#54 - All Things Must Pass
Saving Hope Season 2 - Episode 6
After a young, healthy and hunky fireman dies suddenly at Hope Zion Hospital, Alex must take the stand at Hope Zion’s Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Rounds to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. Meanwhile, Charlie deals with a nervous aspiring Nun, and Joel has to decide if he can be the man that comes through for Sonja.
#55 - Inconceivable
Perception Season 3 - Episode 6
When an infant is reported stolen, Moretti hunts down the kidnapper and makes a very bizarre discovery. As Pierce and Moretti investigate a related murder, they find that there might be another child out there who needs their help. Meanwhile, Donnie and Moretti discuss their future together when Donnie looks into buying a house in the suburbs.
#56 - Toxic
Perception Season 2 - Episode 4
Pierce accepts an invitation to work on a case from a renowned environmental activist concerning a chain of abnormal neurological reactions in a group of young girls. However, upon examining the girls, Pierce discovers that a dark secret is at the root of their ailments. Meanwhile, Moretti questions Pierce’s motives in working on a case without her.
#57 - La Tempête
Copper Season 1 - Episode 5
October 11, 1864. Detectives Maguire and O’Brien uncover a gang’s scheme to rob some of the wealthiest families in New York City. Corcoran, once informed, must ensure the safety of patrons at an upscale fundraiser without intruding upon Norbert Morehouse and Elizabeth Haverford. As the police prepare for the gala, Maguire reveals a startling, life-changing decision, surprising O’Brien and Corcoran. Meanwhile, Marcus Freeman prepares Jasper Longfield for his exhibition fight against "Irish" Jake McGinnis. As the former boxer trains his new protégé, it becomes apparent to Doctor Matthew Freeman that Marcus has his own interests at heart.
#58 - Eternity
Perception Season 3 - Episode 5
When renowned neuroscientist Landon Jennings is found dead, Moretti and Pierce must figure out how someone could have gained access to his impenetrable study in order to kill him. Lewicki finds himself with twice the work when Pierce’s father James moves in with them.
#60 - Caught on Tape
NCIS Season 2 - Episode 15
The team takes on a case of a dead Marine who recorded his death while falling off a cliff. The prime suspects are his wife and his best friend with whom he had a picnic in the camp. Gibbs finds out they had an affair behind the dead man's back and he tries to persuade each of them to blame each other. Abby reconstructs the case using her computer skills to handle the Marine's camera.
#61 - Terminal Leave
NCIS Season 2 - Episode 6
The team must protect an Iraq veteran due to the threats made by the terrorists. While trying to convince an FBI Agent Lina Reyes to help them, the team is convinced that they have discovered the bomber. However, more secrets are about to be revealed.
#62 - Medium is the Message
Dark Angel Season 2 - Episode 9
Max and Logan find themselves caught up in a spellbinding kidnapping case, that takes surprising turns when they learn the boy is the son of the infamous Mr. White. White, upon learning of Max's quest to find his son, decides to turn the tables and capture her instead and Max must race against time to save the boy, herself and discover the truth behind White's identity.
#64 - The Finger in the Nest
Bones Season 4 - Episode 4
Parker, Booth's son, discovers a corpse's finger in a bird's nest, causing the team to launch an investigation to try to find the rest of the body. After finding the corpse, the team discovers that the death was caused by a dog, leading them to an illegal dog fighting ring and a search for the killer dog and its owner.
#65 - All She Ever Wanted
Being Erica Season 1 - Episode 9
Erica's in love, but not necessarily with whom she expected. She's sent back to 1999 to re-experience her intense connection with good friend Cassidy. But when Erica takes their relationship to the next level, she discovers that with love, it's all or nothing.
#68 - Hello, Goodbye
Dark Angel Season 2 - Episode 17
After a near-fatal incident with Logan, Max decides to end their relationship for good. A murder committed by Alec's Manticore twin, Ben, puts him under suspicion and places all of the transgenics in jeopardy... thanks to White and his leakage to the media. Meanwhile, Joshua finds the perfect woman, but can't find the courage to confess his secret.
#69 - The Other Side
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 5 - Episode 5
Dr. Neal Eberhardt (Ralph Macchio), a former boy genius gone bitterly toseed, studies brain-damaged and comatose patients hoping to learn howthe brain reroutes itself. Despite having a revolutionary new machine towork with - the Neural Intercortex Stimulation Array or NISA - Dr..Eberhardt is getting nowhere. To make matters worse, his valuedassistant Vince Carter has just quit. But suddenly, Neal has abreakthrough. The brain waves of two comatose patients, Adam (AaronSmolinski) and Lisa (Emmanuelle Vaugier), fall into sync while they'rehooked up to the NISA and one of them whispers the other's name. Nealknows he's onto something and tells his boss, Marty Kilgore (MichaelSarrazin). What Neal doesn't know is that Adam and Lisa have landed inan idyllic parallel consciousness and are falling in love. As Adam and Lisaget to know each other, Neal continues his research, joined now by hisex-girlfriend and colleague Janice Claymore (Susannah Hoffman).Desperate to try the technique on other comatose subjects, Neal losespatience and makes the journey himself. After giving himself a calculatedoverdose of Phenobarbital, he hooks himself up to NISA and launcheshimself into Adam and Lisa's world. He catches a glimpse, but he's pulledback at the last minute, leaving him more determined than ever to find away to rescue his patients from the other side. But do they really want tobe rescued? Or is it really Neal that wants to cross over to the other side?
#70 - Conspiracy Theory
NCIS Season 2 - Episode 19
The team investigates a suicide case, believing that the main reason of her death is a nervous breakdown, but Ducky believes that she was actually murdered. FBI Special Agent Fornell helps them in the investigation. The team discovers that the dead woman was involved in a love triangle and that this may have contributed to her death.
#72 - The Other Slide of Darkness
Sliders Season 3 - Episode 21
The Sliders track Rickman to a superstitious town. Their search is further complicated when Quinn and Maggie are captured by natives living in a mysterious fog. There, Quinn runs into someone from his past – himself.
#73 - The Ledger
Dead Like Me Season 2 - Episode 2
George is bummed when she finds out that her parents are selling the home she grew up in, her bike's been stolen and at work she is suspected of stealing office supplies. Daisy goes on her assignment to the jewelry shop, while Mason is trying to prove to everyone that he is not drinking anymore.
#74 - Radar Love
Dark Angel Season 2 - Episode 4
Max and Logan must set aside their complicated and lethal feelings for one another, when they investigate a series of unusual deaths and uncover a genocidal agenda linked to transgenic escapees.
#75 - Big Shots
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 19
After a man is killed in his limousine, Greg finds that the murder victim has ties to the man he had to kill in self-defense. The team finds that the brother is involved in this investigation and has to deal with him and his hostile mother.
#77 - Vamonos
Saving Hope Season 2 - Episode 9
When Alex is forced to put a patient’s gender reassignment surgery on hold, she discovers a secret in his medical history that could save his surgery, but tear his life apart. Charlie deals with a patient who is healthy, sane – and convinced she is going to die at midnight. Meanwhile, Joel secretly helps Sonja deal with a patient of hers who’s been admitted to Hope Zion Hospital.
#79 - High Water
Crusoe Season 1 - Episode 5
Crusoe and Friday find hope on the deserted island, when they stumble upon an old abandoned boat that is stuck up in a tree. As they begin to repair it, they find a compass, which they believe will aid them on their finding their way home.
#80 - Sacrifice
Crusoe Season 1 - Episode 3
After attempting to fix the water source to the tree house, Crusoe loses his wedding ring. Meanwhile, Friday has an unusual dream about a young woman who is lost and yearning for the sea. Crusoe and Friday attempt to discover the truth and set her spirit free.
#82 - Sins of the Mother
Birds of Prey Season 1 - Episode 5
Barbara and Helena learn the truth about Dinah and Dinah learns the truth about her own past when her mother, Carolyn Lance, comes to New Gotham in search of the daughter she abandoned years before. Dinah is shocked to learn that Carolyn was once Batman's protege, Black Canary. Meanwhile, Helena learns that Detective Reese has family issues of his own when he becomes secretive about a ruthless gangster.
#84 - Past Tense
Tru Calling Season 1 - Episode 4
When five bodies arrive in the morgue and ask for her help, Tru's mission is five times more difficult. After learning that the victims died at a bachelor party, Tru poses as a bartender to gain access. As she tries to systematically determine if one of them is the killer, her curiosity raises their suspicions, putting her in jeopardy.
#85 - The Gun
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 6 - Episode 2
When Matthew Logan gets out of prison after serving time for spousal abuse, his first stop is a gun show. He buys a strange handgun from a mysterious stranger and uses it to shoot his wife. The gun attaches itself to Logan's hand and arm, beginning a process which will transform his body.
#87 - Beholder
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 6 - Episode 6
Patrick Tarloff, a university English professor, lost his eyesight in a childhood accident and now, at age 28, he has regained it through a cutting-edge operation. But when the bandages are removed, he sees more than just the world that has been dark to him for more than 20 years. He sees a mysterious woman, a vision that his neurosurgeon Dr. Angus McCadden and his psychologist, Dr. Louise Burroughs, assure him is only a hallucination. But then Patrick sees her again, communicates with her, touches her. Her name is Kyra, she writes in glowing letters that float in the air, and she needs his help to go home.