The Best Episodes Directed by Jessica Yu
#1 - The Supremes
The West Wing Season 5 - Episode 17
Jed and the staff vet potential Supreme Court appointees; Toby and Andy don't see eye-to-eye on her fact-finding trip to the Middle East; Donna's parents are the unlikely inspiration for the resolution to the problems arising from the judicial confirmation process.
#4 - Angel Maintenance
The West Wing Season 4 - Episode 19
Air Force One is forced to keep aloft for almost 24 hours when an indicator light leads the flight crew to believe that the landing gear isn't functioning properly; Bartlet and Will have a spirited discussion on Colombian recertification, which is ultimately rendered moot when Air Force One doesn't land on time; the Black Caucus plays hardball with the Oval Office to gain a Congressional debate on the merits of reinstating the draft; legislation to clean up Chesapeake Bay is sacrificed to partisan politics; Will is unsuccessful in hiding his fear of flying from C.J. and Charlie; deaths in Kundu continue to mount.
#5 - Kompenso
Billions Season 3 - Episode 11
Axe determines his employees' worth at the year-end "comp” meetings. Chuck advances a dangerous plan, but is distracted by a friend in need of help. Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's place and worth at the firm. Wendy seeks Lara's aid with an internal Axe Cap problem. Connerty discovers a new, secret source of information.
#7 - Bygones
ER Season 8 - Episode 17
Corday, still living in the hotel, is avoiding Mark, until Ella says her first words. Elizabeth pressures Susan to tell her what her husband is hiding, and figures out her husband's fate. Romano advises her to return to Mark for the little time he has left. Chen treats a man too traumatized to speak. Mark tells the staff about his prognosis. Weaver worries about Sandy Lopez as she is reported missing in a fire. Weaver tracks her down at a bar, and the two make out. Stabbings on a college campus bring girls to the ER.
#9 - Too Big to Fail
Parenthood (2010) Season 6 - Episode 6
Business is slow at the Luncheonette, and Crosby feels the financial pressure. He fears that he'll disappoint Jabbar until Jasmine comes to the rescue. Hank and Sarah plan an ill-fated game night that fails to win over Ruby, but Amber steps up to help. Drew must declare a major, and he confronts the practical realities of choosing a career.
#14 - Episode Eight
American Crime Season 3 - Episode 8
Kimara advises Dustin to inform the police about the crime that took place in the webcam house, which leads to an unforeseen outcome. Meanwhile, detectives open up a troubling investigation into Clair and Nicholas, who maintain their innocence and contend that Gabrielle is the guilty party. Jeanette must confront and consider the costs and sacrifices of social change.
#17 - Crash into Me (2)
Grey's Anatomy Season 4 - Episode 10
Meredith works furiously to save a paramedic trapped in an ambulance; Lexie holds the life of a patient in her hands; Derek must rely on a nurse to save a patient; Bailey struggles to balance her personal life with her work.
#19 - You Must Remember This
Pure Genius Season 1 - Episode 3
When a police officer suffers a brain injury in a car crash and can't remember who he is, James suggests a cutting-edge method to re-code the man's brain to give him back the lost memories from his past and of his wife. Also, the team attempts to help an obese woman with the aid of an appetite suppression sensor, and Zoe tries to erase security footage of her kiss with Malik.
#20 - Episode Six
American Crime Season 2 - Episode 6
Against the school lawyer's advice, Leslie decides to take it upon herself to welcome Eric back to Leyland with a school-wide showing of empathy. But Eric soon discovers that his return does not sit well with some of his fellow basketball team members; Anne decides that she'd rather take the school to court over what happened to her son, Taylor, than accept a settlement, and Chris finds himself being vilified when students begin picketing Marshall high school after three Hispanic students are suspended for fighting with a black student, who received no punishment whatsoever.
#22 - Invest in Love
Grey's Anatomy Season 6 - Episode 8
A generous 25 million donation is offered to Seattle Grace by the parents of Arizonas 10-year-old patient, she finds herself in a conflict of interest when his condition worsens. Cristina tests her boundaries with Owen at the hospital. Alex is left with all of Izzies hospital bills to contend with.
#23 - Stand by Me
Grey's Anatomy Season 5 - Episode 18
After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery. Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie does her best to keep her medical condition a secret.
#24 - Flesh and Blood
The Rookie Season 1 - Episode 10
On Captain Andersen’s orders, Officer Nolan and Sergeant Grey are paired up for the day on patrol. Additionally, Nolan’s son and Grey’s daughter visit their dads on the job and see them in action. Meanwhile, Officer Chen is paired up with Captain Andersen, and Officer Bradford tells Chen to protect her at all costs.
#25 - Jackie O. & Courtney Love
Sorry For Your Loss Season 1 - Episode 3
Leigh encounters another young widow in grief group who makes her insecure about the way she expresses her emotions and forces her to reckon with how well she knew her husband.
#26 - Blown Away
Scandal (2012) Season 2 - Episode 9
While working in the White House, Olivia helps Vice President Sally Langston; Cyrus stumbles across the truth about James's secret investigation; and one of Olivia's associates struggles to come to terms with a shocking betrayal.
#27 - Pilot
Bluff City Law Season 1 - Episode 1
In the aftermath of her family tragedy, top corporate attorney Sydney Strait puts aside years of conflict with her father Elijah to rejoin his legendary civil rights firm and take on a chemical company whose product may cause cancer.
#28 - The Other Woman
Stumptown Season 1 - Episode 8
Dex is confronted with unresolved feelings from her past when she is hired by Sue Lynn to investigate a case with the widow of Dex’s former flame. Meanwhile, Dex and Grey’s friendship is put to the test by his new romance with Liz.
#29 - Got No Strings
Ratched Season 1 - Episode 6
Lovers on the lam seek refuge at an abandoned farmhouse. When Ratched attends a marionette show, traumatic childhood memories come rushing back.
#30 - The Blame Game
Castle (2009) Season 8 - Episode 12
Castle is abducted and forced to work with strangers to solve deranged puzzles and mind games, while Beckett and the 12th Precinct must race against time to rescue Castle and catch a killer.
#31 - Heart-Shaped Box
Grey's Anatomy Season 8 - Episode 8
The doctors become nostalgic when George O'Malley's mother, Louise, returns to Seattle Grace for medical help after a botched surgery at a neighboring hospital; the residents are inspired by a medical miracle when they witness a harvested heart that continues to beat outside the body; a new pediatric fellow excites Arizona and makes Alex feel threatened; Jackson lets his suspicions about Mark and Lexie interfere with his work; and Henry and Teddy have their first marital fight when he expresses interest in pursuing medical school
#32 - Real-to-Reel
American Dreams Season 2 - Episode 12
JJ befriends a Vietnamese family and later in the episode, their village was destroyed. At home, his family is creating a care package for JJ along with an audio reel. Jack goes to a conference with his brother, Pete and is shocked at his actions towards the ladies. Meg continues to date Drew and is caught making out with him in a car. Later, she goes too far with him. Patty uncovers that Helen was pregnant with JJ before she married Jack and tells Meg. Meg reveals this dirty secret in an bitter arguement. Jack bans Meg from seeing Drew anymore. Roxanne and Luke finally kiss. Henry is given money from the Muslims to start his own repair shop
#35 - Deathbed Confessions
I'm Dying Up Here Season 2 - Episode 9
Roy’s lack of improvement puts Goldie in a tight spot. Arnie is forced to bow out of a gig with Edgar. Bill’s frustration with Goldie builds. Ron catches up with Maggie. Nick helps Cassie in his quest for forgiveness. Adam and Ralph weigh their options. Amanda may have accidentally thrown a wrench into Goldie’s plans.
#36 - Backstabber
Castle (2009) Season 8 - Episode 18
When Hayley finds herself being implicated in a cyber-terror attack after doing an old friend a favor, Castle and Beckett rush to clear her name.
#37 - Begin the Begin
Grey's Anatomy Season 2 - Episode 13
Cristina is bothered by a new year's mandatory work limit. Izzie patient, Denny Duquette, wants two things: 1. a heart transplant, 2. Izzie. Addison detests Derek's trailer, Derek visits Meredith's mom, George treats a young teen hermaphrodite frustrated by her pre-pubescence. Other news includes patients doing uncanny things and relationship havoc being wrecked between the doctors, as per usual.
#38 - Let the Angels Commit
Grey's Anatomy Season 3 - Episode 6
Cristina gets to scrub in on a rare surgery which incites envy. Alex questions his future in plastics. George and Addison work together with Noelle. Noelle is pregnant with twins but one of them is growing slower than the other. Her fiancé has problems of his own. Derek's sister visits. A patient's wife makes things hard on the staff since she has made her husband's health her job. A woman's sexual exploits are questioned.
#39 - Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail
The West Wing Season 2 - Episode 16
It's Big Block of Cheese Day again. Toby meets with World Trade Organization protesters, and CJ meets with a group of cartographers who want the standards for maps changed to be a more accurate reflection of geographical and political reality. Donna asks Sam to look into granting a pardon for a friend's deceased grandfather. Bartlet is having problems selecting a site for his Presidential library.
#40 - The Good Person Is Indistinguishable from the Bad
13 Reasons Why Season 3 - Episode 3
As the police investigation sets the school on edge, Ani remembers that Jessica confronted Bryce. Growing suspicious of Jess, Ani and Clay follow her.
#44 - Pilot
Walker Season 1 - Episode 1
Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, returns home to Austin, TX, after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. As Walker attempts to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son August and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter Stella, he finds that he needs to navigate clashes with his family – Liam, Walker’s ADA brother who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother Abeline and his traditional rancher father Bonham. Walker’s former colleague, Larry James, is now his Ranger Captain. And Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner Micki Ramirez, one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.
#45 - Road Trip
Parenthood (2010) Season 3 - Episode 12
Zeek decides to go on a road trip to visit his mother for her 86th birthday and the whole family tags along. However, the disaster bound trip doesn't prove as troublesome as the birthday girl.