The Best Episodes Directed by Jim Charleston
#1 - Superstition
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 14
Nash protects a beautiful rock star who's blood is coveted by a group of modern-day vampires. Boz Bishop buys a new car for Joe at a police auction unaware that drugs are hidden in it. While dog-sitting for Harvey, Evan discovers the dog park is a babe magnet and uses King to score dates.
#4 - Recover Me
Nash Bridges Season 6 - Episode 13
Rachel is accused of murdering a man who was helping the police investigate corruption in an accounting firm, but Nash is convinced she was framed; Joe tries to find a ringer to represent the department in an arm-wrestling contest.
#5 - Thursday
The District Season 2 - Episode 10
When police officer Robert Turner woke up one Thursday morning, he thought it was going to be just a normal day on the force. However, when a car plunged off a bridge into a river, Turner lost his life while rescuing the family inside. Now, Mannion and his team reflect on the life and death of one of their own. (from CBS)
#7 - Oil and Water (2)
The District Season 3 - Episode 2
Mannion, who is presumed to be dead, pops up in Paris to follow the Government official he believes is behind the attempt on his life. Back in Washington, D.C., Temple is stopped for speeding and an officer finds cocaine in the car, but Temple claims the drugs are evidence he obtained at a crime scene and forgot to turn in.
#8 - El Diablo
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 14
A married woman is murdered by her lover and his wife. Evan is beaten up trying to free his girlfriend/hooker from the clutches of a pimp. Joe takes Evan in, but Evan attempts suicide. Boz Bishop asks for a promotion at the detective agency.
#10 - Blood Bots
Nash Bridges Season 6 - Episode 17
Nash goes up against a gang of ruthless techno-geeks who are designing robots to perform robberies. Joe mistakenly sells a painting containing the Declaration of Independence at this yard sale and realizes he must do anything to get it back.
#12 - Blindsided
The District Season 3 - Episode 14
While in L.A. Mannion unexpectedly meets up with Vanessa Cavanaugh and offers her a ride. Unfortunately the rental care is carjacked and the pair find themselves stranded in a deserted part of town after they get carjacked. Back in Washington, Deputy Mayor Lockhart asks Debreno to help her find a blackmailer who has a scandalous videotape that could destroy her career; Kendall is threatened by her ex-boyfriend; and Ella is offered a job by the mayor.
#14 - Skin Deep
Nash Bridges Season 3 - Episode 16
Nash and Joe team up with a tough-talking NYPD Special Crimes Detective (Penny Marshall) in order to track down a famous fashion model's deadly stalker. Meanwhile, Harvey helps Evan track down his lost badge before Nash finds out. A shopping trip doesn't turn out the way Nick and Lynette had planned.
#15 - Jackpot (1)
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 21
Nash and Joe get a tip from Tony B that there is a hit out on Chief of Police Frank Girard. But it's already too late, as the Chief's car is shot up - the Chief and his driver are killed. Nash and Joe arrive to find the carnage. The Chief was a close friend of Nash's. There was one driver, one triggerman, using a bright red Impala. The Impala crashed into a taxi, leaving behind a paint sample. Thanks to Caitlin's suggestion, the SIU and the Embarcadero station are sharing office space in the barge. There is total chaos, as Joe is forced to share a desk with Jake Cage. Tony B is interrogated. Tony B has a new business - Bay Area Switches. The trucking business is really a front to ship money to Las Vegas to be laundered. Tony B's contact is Ellen Holiday. Holiday is in contact with the assassin of the Chief and with Jimmy Z, head of the money-laundering operation. Holiday is arrested and questioned, but she reveals nothing. The red Impala is found, tracked to a Melvin from a wrecking ya
#16 - Growing Pains
Chicago Hope Season 3 - Episode 18
Aaron and Phillip announce that they are buying the hospital from Wilmette, although their plans for keping the solvent do not please any of their colleagues. An HMO lawyer obsessed with ""patient responsibilty"" holds the reins on some lucrative coronary-bypass business. A patient with private insurance receives test after test for all of his petty complaints.
#17 - The Greenhouse Effect
The District Season 2 - Episode 16
Mannion's friend Teddy Reed is the only witness to a Congressman's murder, and Mannion thinks she's lying about the whole situation. Meanwhile, the city erects a statue depicting a heroic act by three police officers, including Cutter, but many are infuriated when Cutter's figure is altered to represent someone of a different race.
#18 - Never No More
Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 15
Shane risks her life when she volunteers to fight an enemy spacecraft with another squadron, led by a former boyfriend whose new love was killed during a mission. (Part 1 of 2)
#19 - Cop Out
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 16
Wearing his brother's uniform as a motorcycle cop and impersonating a police officer, a deranged man imagines and talks to his dead brother. Nash adjusts to his break-up with Caitlin; Nick fails his driving test; Cassidy asks Evan for help to move back into a Berkeley apartment.
#20 - Lost and Found
The District Season 2 - Episode 1
Mannion decides to take every missing case as a homicide case after a rich woman is reported missing, which causes some problems among the African-American community. Debreno is introduced as Temple's new partner, who is still recovering from his fiancÃ©e and his ex-partner's death. Ella is back at work, still recovering from breast cancer. Nancy considers going back to the streets as she recovers from Danny's death. Mannion investigates the main suspect on Danny's murder, and finds the suspect's apartment full of pictures of him, Sherry and his children. Sherry leaves and an anonymous call leads Jack to discover the suspect's body tied on his boat's anchor.
#22 - Crash & Burn
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 22
Four robbers storm into a check-cashing outlet. They release tear gas grenades and rob the place. Nash, Joe, Harvey, and Evan respond to the silent alarm. Three robbers (who all turn out to be women) dump the cash into a getaway car (driven by another woman) and leave on foot. Harvey and Evan run into the getaway car, but let it go, not knowing that the robbers are women. Nash and Joe confront the fourth robber. Nash shoots him dead through the eye hole in his gas mask. The dead robber is Adrian Beltran; stolen is 100,000 dollars. The MO (modus operandi) is similar to a North Beach robbery crew from four years ago, who are now all in prison. Nash suspects Anthony Warrick, who ratted out the original crew. But Warrick retains heavy-duty lawyer Denise, and Warrick is clean with no connection to the dead man. While Harvey and Evan surveil Warrick, another robbery goes off. A trace of the tear gas grenades leads to Bunker Bob, but he only identifies the dead Adrian Beltran. A study of the
#24 - Touchdown
Nash Bridges Season 3 - Episode 22
When Nash and Joe investigate the mysterious disappearance of several armored cars and their drivers, they uncover a high-tech, covert crime operation run by ex-Navy Seals. When the robbers kidnap Evan, Nash must lure them out of hiding by staging an armored car delivery. Meanwhile, an off-duty case finds Nash and Joe searching for a star football player's dream girl, whom he spotted in a stadium filled with 65,000 fans but doesn't know. Also, the relationship between Evan and Cassidy intensifies as they struggle to keep their affair a secret from Nash.
#25 - Trade Off
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 2
Nash and company foil a failing restaurateur's kidnap plan to ransom his nanny's child. Nick has sex with Bridget, Caitlin's inept maid. Inger returns for a visit, but leaves for Sweden again. Cassidy has a friend attempt suicide because he can't get a date with her.
#26 - Land Pirates
Nash Bridges Season 6 - Episode 4
Nash and Joe are on the trail of a high profile robbery ring that targets San Francisco socialites. Nash runs into Angel when Belinda Cruz hires B&D to prove her sister's pregnancy (she's a nun) is not a virgin birth. Joe enlists Nick to build a speed bump in front of is house.
#27 - The Enemy Within
Dark Skies Season 1 - Episode 12
Following the deaths of both President Kennedy and his assassin, Bach realizes that the alien hive has planted a spy inside Majestic - and all the evidence points to his trusted aide, Jim Steele. However, Steele escapes into the Majestic complex after a failed attempt to eject the alien ganglion from his body. Meanwhile, Loengard and Sayers return to John's childhood home in California, where an uneasy reception from John's older brother Ray revives long-standing tensions between them.
#28 - This Too Shall Pass
The District Season 2 - Episode 13
Page and Debreno investigate the murder of a reporter, and evidence point them to a wheel-chaired man, who claims the victim was already dead by the time he found her. Mannion goes to NY for his daughter's graduation from police academy and has a hard time saying goodbye to Sherri. Meanwhile, Parras meets a charming man on a cab and thinks he might be ""the one"", and Brander confesses his love for her. Ella goes to Ricky's school to check on why he is having problems with his new teacher, and finds out she looks just like his late mother.
#29 - Payback
The District Season 2 - Episode 22
The gangster wars have crossed the limits, leaving a blood trail and innumerous victims. Mannion has Temple working undercovered trying to reach the big boss on the drug dealing schemes. But it's not such an easy road and Temple is forced to try some crack in order to prove he's not a cop. That brings back ghosts from his druggie past, which Temple may no be strong enough to fight again. Meanwhile, Mannion himself interferes with the gangsters, interrogating young 12 year-old Junior about homicides. Later, Parras and Brander are victims of an ambush and are kidnapped by the gangsters. Luckily the police force rescues them before anything happens. Mannion sees no way out but turning to Richard Gray for help. With him, he gets the gang leaders to settle a non-aggression deal. When everything seems to be going back to its places, Temple looks for drug dealers to buy some crack. Ella turns down Clive's proposal to move to Seattle with him, and he decides to stay and marry her. And Mannion
#30 - The Exodus (1)
Sliders Season 3 - Episode 16
Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.
#31 - Chapter Six
Murder One Season 1 - Episode 6
In this episode, the firm hires a private investigater, Ray, to replace Dave. Julie calls Hoffman in his office and sounds like she has over-dosed on drugs. Hoffman immediately calls 911. Julie ends up in the hospital under Graham Lester's care. Cross even shows up to visit her right in front of Hoffman. Under the influence of Lester, who she has been having strange dreams about, leaves the hospital with him and gets a new lawyer other than Hoffman. A jury consultant is selected but most people in the city have already decided that Avedon is guilty. By a new judge, bail is reinstated and Avedon is set free. Ray digs up some information on a man named Rusty who Hoffman believes was involved in Dave's murder. He finds out that he used to live in Mexico and was addicted to drugs. It was believed that Rusty called Cross who later got Dave killed. Ray also finds out that Graham Lester was almost charged with given lethal prescriptions but was let off for some unknown reason.
#32 - Blood Relatives
Millennium Season 1 - Episode 7
A juvenile delinquent begins taking advantage of families grieving the loss of a loved one with the support of a sadistic friend to a murderous end. Frank Black puts himself in the troubled boy's frame of mind to find answers as Catherine looks elsewhere, into the boy's tortured family life.
#34 - We Shall Overcome
Dark Skies Season 1 - Episode 10
Following a message from his congressional colleague Mark Simonson, John and Kim are drawn to Meridian, Mississippi, where the struggle for voting rights is clouded by the disappearance of three civil rights workers. As Kim senses the Hive's presence in the town, news that Loengard is in Mississippi prompts Bach to act. Then, after being contacted by Etta Mae Tillman, John and Kim are led to where Simonson is hiding after escaping the deadly fate of his three missing civil rights co-workers.
#35 - The Letter
Northern Exposure Season 6 - Episode 4
A letter Maggie wrote to herself as a teenager makes her re-examine her current life against the ideals she had at fifteen. Shelly ignores a chain letter, and then bad luck falls on the Vincoeur household. A new barber arrives in Cicely and Chris tries to be his friend, but he doesn't want anything to do with an ex-con. A lump is discovered on Joel's head, so he goes to Anchorage and finds out the lump may be malignant, so he starts to live his life to the fullest.
#37 - Lost Voyage
Timecop Season 1 - Episode 7
Logan and Hemmings go back to 1939 to stop the sinking on the SS Empress of the Americas by the Cooke brothers. The Cooke brothers are planning on sinking the Empress so that they can recover the ship and it's cargo of gold in the future. The Empress is especially important to Hemmings since her grandmother is among the passengers.
#38 - Firestorm
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 9
Nash pursues a deadly arsonist who torches a church and the only witness is Angel. Caitlin investigates Evan on a police brutality charge, probing into his past. Nash's friends and family plan a surprise birthday for him.
#39 - Zarya
Northern Exposure Season 6 - Episode 6
Ed films Marilyn telling the story of a Russian princess and her grandfather. It seems that Lenin and Anastasia arranged to meet in Cicely to work out an agreement that would reestablish the rule of her family in Russia. Meanwhile, an all-terrain vehicle is being prototyped for the Alaskan frontier.
#40 - Mud and Blood
Northern Exposure Season 4 - Episode 23
Spring comes to Cicely and Holling pays to get a job on a farm pulling a plow, because of his wish to sow seeds. Maggie saves Dave's life, a tape from Mike and other events get the people of Cicely thinking that she has healing powers. Maurice buys a pig for routing out truffles for the annual Mosquito Festival, but the pig may become the main course at a luau. Holling throws his back out and Shelly finds out that she is pregnant.
#41 - Synchrony
The X-Files Season 4 - Episode 19
A case involving a strange old man warning two scientists of events in the immediate future which come to pass (and the use of their experimental flash-freezing compound that does not exist yet) has Mulder believing that one of the scientists has come from the future to stop his own scientific breakthrough from becoming reality.
#42 - Return of the King
The District Season 3 - Episode 9
The wife of a heavyweight boxing champion is found murdered in her hotel room, and Temple, the first officer on the scene, comes under suspicion because of a past relationship with the victim, who was habitually abused by her husband. Also: a custodial worker at the police department is discovered to have a false identity.
#44 - Hard Cell
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 19
A gang of female prisoners escape in search of five million dollars in bearer bonds, while Nash helps the woman framed for the theft of the bonds. Joe has trouble with a delivery boy, while Cassidy considers a career with the CIA.
#45 - Vendetta
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 21
An ex-cop is released from jail and seeks revenge on Caitlin who put him there. Nash teams up with Caitlin to capture him. Joe and Inger continue their efforts to become pregnant, discovering how difficult it is. Harvey and Evan go underground as wealthy conventioneers at a ritzy hotel bar to catch a follow-home robber.
#46 - Wide Open
Millennium Season 1 - Episode 9
A young girl whose parents were brutally murdered becomes the last hope in finding a killer. So Catherine encourages Jordan to speak out to the young girl and try to get her to get over the awful experience she has been through. But Bletcher is determined to let the relive what happened so they can get more evidence about what actually happened.
#47 - Exposed
The Pretender Season 2 - Episode 4
MIAMI, FLORIDA - Jarod takes on the role of a fashion photographer in order to stop a stalker who has already claimed the life of one of his victims. Meanwhile, Miss Parker follows Jarod's clues that lead her to Rock Cove, Maine and uncovers more information about her mother.
#48 - Avatar
The X-Files Season 3 - Episode 21
During a one-night-stand in the midst of his divorce, A.D. Skinner becomes a murder suspect, and Mulder and Scully return the many favors that he has done for them by analyzing evidence that someone doesn't want uncovered to prove his innocence.
#49 - Elegy
The X-Files Season 4 - Episode 22
After a man sees a woman trapped inside a bowling alley pin setter, he goes for help and finds police standing next to a body of the same woman. Mulder and Scully join the investigation and follow up this lead which the police won't bother with, and they are led to a mentally challenged man who works at the bowling alley.
#50 - Overdrive
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 4
An innocent man is scheduled for an execution. Nash, working the entire case from the 'Cuda, must bring the true killer to justice before the midnight deadline. Lucia's bullying of a schoolmate forces Joe and Inger to attend conflict resolution therapy, which only leads to more conflict.
#51 - Curt Russell
NYPD Blue Season 3 - Episode 6
An Indian woman is found dead in a car and Andy is full of theories about who and why. Donna is off at a computer course and her temporary replacement is a real character who clashes with Andy. James and Greg are nearby when a drug crazed man tries to rob a couple of stores of credit card slips. Russell and Lesniak work a case involving a man who was left to die of a drug overdose, that leads to a chance to nail a fence. Simone and Russell have words when she doesn't want him to provide the backup that she and Lesniak will require. Fancy has a couple of words for Bobby.
#52 - Angel of Mercy
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 19
Nash and the SIU must re-open a serial killer's case file when a body is discovered and it appears to be Angel's. Bonnie, Harvey's ex-wife, returns with an interesting proposition. Joe and Caitlin square off as rival soccer coaches when their teams enter the playoffs.
#53 - Primal Scream
Birds of Prey Season 1 - Episode 6
At the request of Det. Reese, Helena goes undercover to help bring down a gang of thieves terrorizing New Gotham and quickly discovers that the gang is part of a larger infrastructure. Helena goes after the big boss until her cover is blown, putting her in grave danger. Meanwhile, Barbara has to deal with her fear of intimacy when her relationship with Wade takes a serious turn.
#54 - Jaws of Life
Northern Exposure Season 5 - Episode 3
Maurice is chosen to be a wax figure at Madame Tussaud's, in London, for their rugged individualist's exhibit. Chris is faced with having to live longer than he planned on, a consequence he has trouble dealing with. The dentist comes to town, which puts everyone on edge.
#55 - Eye of the Beholder
Northern Exposure Season 6 - Episode 2
With Renaldo, Ed participates in an investigation of possible insurance fraud being perpetrated by Hayden Keyes. Maggie & Maurice both regret their donations to the library fund-raising auction. A dollhouse from the auction, Miranda's 1st birthday, and her growth begin to depress Shelly.
#56 - Oasis
Star Trek: Enterprise Season 1 - Episode 20
While exploring a crashed vessel on a desolate planet, the Enterprise crew is haunted by some ghostly figures, and they encounter an alien race that has survived despite insurmountable odds. Trip helps repair their derelict vessel and is befriended by Liana, an attractive humanoid alien who develops feelings for him.
#57 - Swingers
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 7
Nash and Caitlin go undercover as swingers to bust a male-female team who prey on wealthy swinging couples. Joe and Boz help Nick recover the corpse of an old friend to whom Nick made a war-time promise.
#58 - High Fall
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 1
Nash discovers his life savings is gone when his accountant invests in a deal cooked up by ""Bombshell"" Tamara Van Zant. While trying to remodel the bathroom himself, Joe burns down his house and takes Nash up on his offer to move into Lisa's. Nick decides to take scuba lessons.
#60 - The Boy Who Would Be Terrian King
Earth 2 Season 1 - Episode 18
The present and future are mixed as Devon tries to save Uly's life. It is the future and we are in Expansionist Territory. A man and a rebel Terrian tie off explosives lowered into a generator.
#61 - At The End Of The Aisle
Touched by an Angel Season 9 - Episode 20
Monica, Tess and Andrew are invited to the wedding of Audrey, someone they helped before when Audrey’s son was dying. Gloria is at the wedding for an assignment to help Audrey make the right decision about getting married.
#63 - Teliko
The X-Files Season 4 - Episode 3
After several African-American men are killed and the color is drained from their skin, Mulder learns about the Teliko, an African folktale about a creature who must suck the pigmentation from a persons body in order to survive.
#64 - Rip Off
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 11
A small time getaway driver sets up two robbery gangs to rob each other, while he walks away with the loot and complete immunity. Evan is brought in for another chance in Joe's off-duty case concerning a kidnapped son who has had a gender change. The 'Cuda hood is graffitied, and Nash puts Boz Bishop on the case.
#65 - Virtually Destroyed
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 3 - Episode 10
A computer genius traps Lois and Clark in virtual reality. He believes Lois has the access codes for Lex Luthor's computer system. Superman must rely on Jimmy's skills to help save her.
#66 - Baby Blues
Northern Exposure Season 5 - Episode 11
An agent stops by to see Ed about his idea for "The Shaman" but he wants a few "little" changes made to better sell the script. Chris seeks to discover his feminine side. Joel and Maggie "discuss" motherhood. Shelly flees her baby shower as all the pressures of motherhood begin to show themselves to her, when Eve and others tell their child birthing experiences.
#67 - Hardball
Nash Bridges Season 4 - Episode 10
Nash and Joe have to babysit Mickey Tripp (Paul Gleason), a motormouth shockjock, after a body armor-wearing assassin tries to kill him. Their search for the assassin is compounded by the fact that Nick has hired them on an off-duty case to find his softball team's star pitcher - a Salvadoran defector named Chus (Jose Canseco), who's on the run from the INS (Karl Malone). Caitlin babysits her roommate's kids.
#68 - Truth and Consequences
Nash Bridges Season 5 - Episode 1
When a controversial Latina actress is shot and killed, suspicion turns first to her former lover, then to a crazed stalker. Evan comes back to work after surgery, but Cassidy wants nothing to do with him. Caitlin moves in with Nash, and causes strife between her and Nick.
#69 - North by Northwestern
The Net Season 1 - Episode 2
On her way to Chicago in search of her father, Angela gets detained by the police in Ohio who think that her laptop computer is a bomb. She befriends a cellmate who helps her escape the clutches of the Praetorians. The public defender assigned to Angela doubts her story until Trelawney catches up with him.