The Best Episodes Directed by Jesse Bochco
#1 - Bale to the Chief
NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 19
The interim boss Lt. Henry comes into the squad and introduces himself to the detectives, who in turn introduce themselves. They offer to bring him up to speed on their cases, but Lt. Henry is the anti-Bale and tells them they can get to it when they get to it. He is more interested in knowing if any of them like to play golf. Murphy and Ortiz go to the scene of a homicide where a young Muslim woman, Farah Amar has been stabbed to death. In questioning the neighbor they learn that the woman had numerous loud arguments with her husband. Back at the squad while Sipowicz tries to bring their new boss "Arnold Palmer" up to speed on their investigation into Bale's shooting, Jones and Clark try to get more information about Sergei Yesenin's whereabouts from "Russian Mike" who has come back in for further questioning. "Russian Mike" wants a deal before he will cooperate any further with the investigation. The husband of Murphy and Ortiz's victim, Adeeb Amar, comes in for questioning. Th
#2 - Peeler? I Hardly Knew Her
NYPD Blue Season 11 - Episode 19
Clark arrives at the hospital where there is a victim who's lost his memory after being shot in the head. The victim has no recollection of anything from the time before he was shot. In court Sipowicz is on hand as Leonard Peeler's conviction is dismissed "without prejudice", which means that that they still have the right to re-file against Peeler, should the need arise. Sipowicz returns to the squad to find out that the DA squad is looking to take over Sipowicz's case file on the Clifton homicide. Sipowicz and Clark go to see Ann Marie Sullivan, the woman that Peeler said he was with the night of the little girl's death. She continues to stick to the story she told eighteen years ago. Ortiz and Ronson are at the apartment building where the amnesia victim was found. They knock on the door of an apartment that the super tells them is vacant; a young girl answers the door. Another woman pulls her back and tells them that she didn't see the man in their photo and she quickly shut
#3 - What's Your Poison?
NYPD Blue Season 11 - Episode 21
Clark comes into the squad and tells Sipowicz he's been trying to find Jennifer Devlin, who walked out of the psych facility last night. Sipowicz tells him about a man who is coming in for an interview, one of Cindy Clifton's teachers, who wrote an unusual note "special, special pal" in her yearbook. The teacher, David Lewis tells them that he did have a support group relationship with Cindy Clifton, which was nothing like the relationship Cindy told him that she had with her half-brother Sam Jeffers. The detectives let him go, but having found him a little strange, Sipowicz gets Lewis' used piece of gum and sends it off for a DNA test. The detectives try to run down information on David Lewis, but they can't seem to find anybody that will say anything bad about him. Jones is leaving for court as today is the day when Michael is supposed to testify against his father. Brockhurst comes in with information on the sex-offenders that lived around Cindy Clifton, but it is Medavoy who c
#4 - Arrested Development
NYPD Blue Season 10 - Episode 12
At the Sipowicz/McDowell household all is not right with the world as Theo has wet the bed for the 3rd night in a row and Andy hasn't made the time to pick up the detergent to get the sheets clean from the previous events. The baby is colicky and crying and tensions are mounting as Andy's pager goes off. With the morning off to a great start, Sipowicz and McDowell arrive late to the scene where the other detectives are starting to investigate the death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her kitchen. Back at the squad, Rodriguez is back from his ex-wife's funeral. Jones and Medavoy are out on a different case where they encounter the relaxed on the job Officer Ed Laughlin. Their victim is dead in his SUV filled with picnic supplies. The homeless man who found the body offers them no help. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the husband of their victim, who can account for all of his time; except for the 4 hours he was sleeping (he and his wife have separate beds). He does give
#5 - Meat Me in the Park
NYPD Blue Season 10 - Episode 4
Sipowicz and Clark Jr. arrive on the scene at a park, where a 5-year-old girl has gone missing, when her father thought that the girl was being watched while he went to the bathroom. Back at the squad, the detectives are gathering the facts they know about the girl, when her mother, who's just come back from out of town, arrives wondering what they are doing to find her daughter. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the nanny, whom the father thought was watching his daughter when he stepped away. She mentions a street artist in the park that the kids are fond of; Sipowicz and Clark Jr. go to the park to interview him. The other detectives respond to the scene of a homicide, where the pregnant victim was dragged behind the car she was pushed out of off. The victim is revealed to be the former girlfriend of a NBA prospect. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the artist, who tells them that the missing girl's father has even left the girl in his care in the past. Back at the squad they d
#6 - Fish Out of Water
NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 2
Sipowicz arrives at the scene of the homicide of a pregnant 18-year-old. According to a uniform, Clark is already on the scene but asleep in his car waiting for the others to arrive. Ortiz and Murphy arrive, followed by Bale who wants all of the detectives to confer before they begin their canvas. Sipowicz covers for Clark, but then goes to give him a rude awakening. Back at the squad, Sipowicz notices that his fish are listing at the bottom of their tank. Sipowicz and Clark are going off to follow up on lead and Bale reiterates to the detectives that he wants to know everything going on with their cases, "up to the minute." Sipowicz informs him about his fish. Jones and Medavoy go to the scene of a robbery, where the thief stole her grandmother's diamond ring. When asked who else knew about the ring, the victim, Lorraine Stuval, says she was the only one. Her husband, Leon Belkin, an ex-con released six months ago, couldn't have had anything to do with it. The detectives deci
#7 - Guatemala Gulfstream
Raising the Bar Season 1 - Episode 2
Jerry defends a man accused of murder but the only eyewitness is in Guatemala. Michele has the chance of trying her first murder trial and tries to remember to be a good lawyer in the process. Meanwhile, Richard defends a man accused of assault and Charlie runs into a former lover in the courtroom.
#10 - Sins Of The Father
Dallas (2012) Season 2 - Episode 3
When new evidence mysteriously surfaces pointing to foul play in Tommy's disappearance, Christopher aims to connect Pamela to the crime. J.R. and John Ross maneuver on two fronts to reclaim their birthright, including poisoning one family member against another. Pamela continues to push her father's agenda to gain control of Ewing Energies. As a new member of the family arrives at Southfork, Ann is pushed to the brink by Ryland's sadistic games and finally takes action.
#14 - Stoli with a Twist
NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 13
Ortiz is still working undercover at one of the AA meetings and she is approached by a man who wants her to sell her hair. Then another man at the meeting, Justin Deroos asks her out to breakfast, but an interruption by a new potential sponsor for Ortiz interrupts his invitation. Sipowicz, who is also at the same meeting gets a call, they have another related homicide on their hands to respond to. Ortiz and Sipowicz arrive at the scene and join the others in the investigation. Sipowicz and Clark interview the victim's sister, her sister's story fits the pattern of AA victims. Back at the squad Ortiz floats the theory that the perp might also be a woman, as the woman who approached her at the morning's meeting seemed like she could be more than capable of strangling someone. Jones takes a call on another homicide; Bale assigns Clark to work with him so that Sipowicz can remain working on the taskforce. Clark and Jones go to the scene and find that the victim is Steve McClintock, t
#15 - I Like Ike
NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 8
Sipowicz is doing a little studying and Medavoy catches him; he confesses that he is studying for the sergeant's exam. Medavoy quips that Sipowicz's career is on the upswing, while his own is going down; he isn't sure what his future holds for him, Sipowicz reassures him that he is a good cop and he'll get through this. Jones is looking to take some lost time; the final custody determination hearing for Michael is set for this afternoon. Bale grants him the time to do what he needs to do and then Medavoy comes into his office to plead his case, but Bale isn't going to cut him any slack. The jury in the trial against Simon Kerensky is hung and the judge declares a mistrial. It will be necessary for Lucy Welker to testify again, only it probably won't happen until February. Faced with this new burden, Lucy wonders why no one else involved has to deal with this, she blurts out the name Ike, which is the name of Simon Kerensky's brother. Lucy tries to backtrack mentioning that name.
#16 - Guilt By Association
Dallas (2012) Season 2 - Episode 14
When John Ross and Pamela make a shocking discovery about an enemy’s whereabouts the night J.R. was killed, Bobby is compelled to reveal more of J.R.’s master plan to them and ask for their help in a surprising way. Meanwhile, Christopher heads out to search for his mother, but as an unexpected secret comes to light, a rift drives Christopher and Elena apart. At the same time, Sue Ellen makes an impassioned plea to convince Ken Richards (Lee Majors) to do the right thing, even though it may have dire consequences for him.
#17 - Greatness Achieved
Prison Break Season 4 - Episode 9
Wyatt gets a taste of his own medicine, and Mahone finds some resolution. T-Bag scrambles when the police investigate his missing co-worker while Gretchen gets cozy with a Company man. Meanwhile, Michael’s condition continues to worsen, and a team member makes the ultimate sacrifice while planning the underground break-in for Scylla.
#20 - Chicago
Prison Break Season 2 - Episode 16
Sara meets Michael and Lincoln in a train station in Evansville, Indiana; when she sees Kellerman with them, she becomes disturbed and upset. Kellerman tells that she has a key of a private cigar club in Chicago. Caroline calls Kellerman and he tells that he is heading to Chicago by train, and she promises his life back, inclusive the chief of staff position. T-Bag tells Susan that they are passing through an "adjustment period" in their lives; when she tells him that she will have a guest called Patty Wallace, T-Bag welcomes Patty with a magnificent family brunch and uses the strong father figure to discipline Zack, seducing the guest with his charm and attitude. Wheeler is reporting the actions of Mahone to the FBI Headquarter and they find that Haywire killed a man in Algoma, Wisconsin. Mahone visits Bellick in River Fox, releases him using a habeas-corpus to make his dirty work, and gives a car, a pistol and an FBI badge to the despicable man. Bellick chases and traps Haywire, and waits for Mahone. In Benson, Minnesota, C-Note and Dede are leaving a snack bar when an addicted thief announces a heist. When Kellerman sees a road block on the train, he realizes that he was betrayed.
#21 - Keeping Abreast
NYPD Blue Season 11 - Episode 5
John is surprised by an early morning visit from Jennifer. Sometime later that morning he and the other detectives are on the scene of a homicide when Russell joins them on the scene. The homicide they caught matches a case she had three weeks earlier. When a piece of evidence is found that helps to link their cases, she decides to stay and participate in their investigation. Jones meets with Michael Woodruff and Michael tells him that he has told his father about their get togethers, but he hasn't told him where he is currently living. Back at the squad Russell runs down her case, which matches their homicide almost exactly. The detectives talk with a bartender and the owner of the bar where the victim was last seen. Word had begun leaking out about the similarity of the cases; the press and 1PP are taking an interest, increasing the pressure for the squad to close the case. Russell leaves to take an important call. Jones and Medavoy respond to the scene of a possible arson, t
#22 - Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 - Episode 3
It's a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the agents. While Fitz and Enoch try their luck at the casino, nearby, Daisy and Simmons find themselves in a much ... groovier situation.
#23 - Heavy is the Head
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 - Episode 2
Hunted and running out of solutions, Coulson puts his team right in the line of fire, with General Talbot, Hydra and Creel all on the attack. A mysterious Doctor harbors some dangerous secrets that could destroy one of our core team members.
#25 - It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
Over There Season 1 - Episode 6
The squad races against time to rescue journalist John Moffet before he is executed by his abductors. The team also learns a bounty has been placed on Smoke's head. Meanwhile, Bo returns home and Vanessa finally hits rock bottom.
#27 - Wake Up
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 - Episode 11
May races to find the truth about what happened to her, while Aida’s next move could mean the death of them all.
#28 - Dress for Success
NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 1
After another late night out Clark arrives late at a crime scene, wearing the same clothes he wore the day before. Sipowicz comments that his new lifestyle doesn't suit him. Back at the squad, Det. Laura Murphy has joined the detectives as Ortiz's new partner. She comes from a group that did background checks on future cops, no real detective work according to Sipowicz. She assures him that her three years as a uniform have prepared her for working on the street. They are also anticipating the arrival of a new CO. The morning's victim, a Dr. Miller, was reported to be in New York researching a book and he received two phone calls that the detectives are going to follow up. Sipowicz receives a package containing a dead rat and a note "PAB", which Clark laughs off. Out on the street, Ortiz and Murphy go to the scene of another homicide, where Murphy runs into Off. Keogh, someone she went to the academy with. The victim, a homeless man, was observed by a witness to be hanging out
#29 - Playing Chicken
Dallas (2012) Season 3 - Episode 3
The race to secure capital for the impending Arctic Lease auction has Bobby scrambling to outmaneuver John Ross' efforts to frack on Southfork. While Nicolas and Elena's partnership heats up, Christopher makes a startling discovery about Nicolas' past, and Emma's games put John Ross and Pamela's upcoming wedding in jeopardy.
#30 - The Enemy Of My Enemy
Dallas (2012) Season 1 - Episode 6
John Ross is bothered by the weight of having to do his father's dirty work and decides to move into Southfork. Strife continues to grow between Ann and Bobby when it is revealed she went to her ex for help with a family problem. Rebecca approaches Bobby and Christopher with information that she believes might help save the ranch.
#31 - The Price You Pay
Commander In Chief Season 1 - Episode 14
Mac decides to stand by her friend and Attorney General nominee, Carl Brantley, after he gets hammered in his confirmation hearings. A cargo plane which contains military weapons goes missing over Pakistan and it's up to Vice President Keaton to resolve the situation. Meanwhile, Rod tries to settle in the domestic life, but soon faces a crisis when Kate is nowhere to be found.
#32 - Girl in the Flower Dress
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 - Episode 5
An elusive girl in a flower dress may hold the key to the mystery that brings Coulson and his team to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power; and Skye has a secret that jeopardizes her relationship with the team right when they need her most.
#33 - Bend and Break
Grey's Anatomy Season 11 - Episode 5
In this Callie and Arizona centric episode, the couple takes a look into the problems that have contributed to their troubled marriage. At work, Callie immerses herself in the Veterans’ project, and Arizona struggles to impress Dr. Herman. Meanwhile, Richard leans on Bailey for advice.
#34 - Kat's Meow
Murder in the First Season 3 - Episode 10
In this thrilling season finale, Terry and Hildy race to close one of their most complex cases. A new grisly murder hits close to home for the inspectors. Siletti learns his victory in court comes with a substantial price.
#36 - The F Word
Lincoln Heights Season 1 - Episode 13
While they are still discussing if they should leave their home, the Sutton receive an offer for the house. But the news isn't changing the fact that they are liking their new home and the new experiences they had since they moved, despite all the dramatic incidents.Meanwhile, Bishop is still on the loose and Eddie is afraid that Bishop is ready to take his revenge on him and on his family.
#37 - Normandy Bitch
Murder in the First Season 3 - Episode 1
Season three kicks off for Homicide Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan when an all-star quarterback is murdered in the middle of a crowded club in front of his pop star girlfriend. D.A. Mario Siletti and his wife are involved in a tragic car accident that could end his career and his marriage. And an untimely diagnosis threatens Hildy's future.
#38 - Watchdogs
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 - Episode 14
Agent Mack and his brother step in when a radical group called the Watchdogs plans to eliminate the Inhumans; Simmons finds a powerful chemical compound.
#39 - The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and The D
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 - Episode 7
After being unexpectedly stranded in 1982, Mack retreats to his childhood home to process the death of his parents, while Deke gets to work scouting a chart-topping group of new agents. With no idea if or when the team is coming back for them, time seems to finally be on their side until the killer robots show up.
#40 - Love in the Time of Hydra
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 - Episode 14
Coulson and his team are still reeling from a shocking revelation that leaves the team fractured as they must decide what to do with one of their own. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack reveal their true allegiance to Hunter, while elsewhere, Ward and Agent 33 embark on a personal mission.
#41 - Oh, Mexico
Murder in the First Season 2 - Episode 6
Terry and Hildy find themselves investigating people within their own department. Jamie digs into Dustin's past in an effort to better understand his actions. Meanwhile, Suger searches for answers as someone close to him disappears, then makes a shocking discovery.
#42 - Shop Till You Drop
Raising the Bar Season 1 - Episode 10
The appeals court overturns the conviction of a black firefighter accused of stealing property from a body found during a fire. The court finds that Judge Kessler was wrong to disallow testimony. Roz and Balco have to go and retry the case and they find racism to play a major part. Jerry finds some information out about Bobbi's husband but doesn't know if he should share it. Charlie deals with conflict between him and Judge Kessler.
#43 - Guilt & Innocence
Dallas (2012) Season 2 - Episode 10
Peace among the Ewings is threatened when catastrophe strikes and Christopher’s technology is believed to be the cause. As Bobby struggles to keep the family together, Sue Ellen reaches out to an old friend for help. Meanwhile, Pamela’s mother, Afton Cooper, returns to Dallas to take care of her daughter. And Emma is put in the middle of her father and grandmother’s relationship, pushing her closer to Drew, who’s wrestling with a dark secret.
#44 - Lover's Leap
The Closer Season 3 - Episode 11
A car belonging to a Department of Homeland Security employee is found wrecked at the bottom of Mulholland Drive. Priority Homicide is brought in to uncover the details surrounding the driver’s death, but the investigation leads Brenda a lot closer to home then she expected.
#45 - Sub Enchanted Evening (1)
Commander In Chief Season 1 - Episode 10
A submarine strikes a seamount just off North Korean waters and Mac must ask the Chinese for help. Meanwhile, Dickie's constant need for information has begun to irritate everyone. Meanwhile the first family deals with the question of reelection.
#46 - The City of Sisterly Love
Murder in the First Season 1 - Episode 2
As Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan begin their investigation into the death of Erich Blunt's flight attendant, Cindy Strauss, Terry must also deal with the recent death of his wife and the arrival of his sister-in-law. The investigation takes an unexpected turn when the results of Cindy's autopsy reveal a shocking secret.
#47 - The Prisoner
Over There Season 1 - Episode 3
The squad helps guard a prisoner who undergoes both physical and mental distress in order to find out vital information.. Bo requests to be taken off morphine. Sergio attends a family support group meeting. Eddy finds himself alone.
#48 - Hair Apparent
Raising the Bar Season 2 - Episode 1
In the dramatic season premiere, Jerry defends a barber charged with allowing his nephew to sell crack out of his barbershop, a crime for which the barber is now being tried. Marcus, under orders from Balco to “take the hard line” in prosecuting cases, refuses to give any leeway. Roz decides to start handling cases again, but her first one hits a snag that could ruin a woman’s life and the life of her son. Bobbi’s divorce proceedings get underway, but it’s not too long before she gets thrown a curveball. And Jerry gets ribbed about his hair during a party celebrating his 33rd birthday.
#49 - The Secret Lives of Altar Girls
Dirt Season 1 - Episode 6
To assist Willa in her investigation of a teenage girl's murder in a small California town, Lucy delegates her onetime mentor to help. In the meantime, Holt and Lucy's growing attraction towards each other comes to a boil. Meanwhile Julia slumps into the arms of Garbo and deeper into drugs.
#51 - Pilot
Raising the Bar Season 1 - Episode 1
Public defender, Jerry Kellerman, defends a man that he is certain is innocent. Jerry struggles on the case while in front of a judge that despises him. Meanwhile in the DA's office, Michelle tries to right a wrong in a rape trial while the office doesn't want to be embarrassed by a wrong conviction.
#52 - Happy Ending
Raising the Bar Season 2 - Episode 15
In the series finale, Jerry defends a male massage therapist against charges of inappropriately touching a female client. Kessler's boyfriend asks for a favor, Bobbi and Jerry look for a place together, and Roz must deal with the father of the baby she is caring for.