The Best Episodes Directed by Jim Johnston

Immortal Kombat

#1 - Immortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat: Conquest Season 1 - Episode 4

After the mysterious death of a monk, Kung Lao learns Shang Tsung sent Vorpax to poison his water sack with an aging potion. But Taja and Siro have already drinked the rest of the potion and are beginning to grow older and older.

star 8.56
9 votes
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Out Where The Buses Don't Run

#2 - Out Where The Buses Don't Run

Miami Vice Season 2 - Episode 4

Crockett and Tubbs question the sanity of a retired vice cop who wants them to chase after a coke dealer thought to be dead.

star 8.42
47 votes
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Debt of the Dragon

#3 - Debt of the Dragon

Mortal Kombat: Conquest Season 1 - Episode 7

The Black Dragon, an infamous underworld organization, have appeared in Zhu Zin. They claim ownership of the trading post and demand Kung Lao, Siro and Taja leave. While they resist the Black Dragon, a member named Jola makes a deal with Shang Tsung for power and revenge.

star 8.25
8 votes
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Point of No Return (2)

#4 - Point of No Return (2)

Babylon 5 Season 3 - Episode 9

Clark has just declared marshal law, and while Nightwatch prepare to take control of the station, Zack has to decide whose side he's on. In an exercise of bad timing, the prophetic widow of emperor Turhan finally comes to the station, granting Londo the visit he's been begging her for for a long time.

star 8.20
309 votes
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Babylon Squared

#5 - Babylon Squared

Babylon 5 Season 1 - Episode 20

Babylon 4 reappears at the same place it disappeared four years before, and Sinclair and Garibaldi lead an expedition to evacuate its crew. Meanwhile Delenn is summoned by the Grey council. They inform her that they have selected a new leader - her.

star 8.11
295 votes
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#6 - Revelations

Babylon 5 Season 2 - Episode 2

Sheridan's sister comes to visit him at his new command, G'Kar returns with grave tidings from the rim of known space, Dr. Franklin tries to wake Gribaldi from the coma with the alien healing device obtained from Dr. Rosen, and something is happening in Delenn's quarters.

star 7.93
324 votes
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A Race Through Dark Places

#7 - A Race Through Dark Places

Babylon 5 Season 2 - Episode 8

Bester returns to Babylon 5 to shut down an underground organization that smuggles rogue telepaths out of the PSI Corps reach. Meanwhile Sheridan has some disagreements with Earthforce over the rent of his quarters.

star 7.91
279 votes
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Trust Fund Pirates

#8 - Trust Fund Pirates

Miami Vice Season 2 - Episode 22

Crockett and Tubbs prevail upon a pilot to stall his retirement from the contraband business long enough to connect them with a band of murderous 20th-century pirates.

star 7.89
27 votes
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Acts of Sacrifice

#9 - Acts of Sacrifice

Babylon 5 Season 2 - Episode 12

G'Kar struggles to control the Narns on Babylon 5 as he asks the different ambassadors for help in the war against the Centauri. Ivanova shows a representative from a new species around the station, so he may decide if humans are worthy of their presence.

star 7.87
281 votes
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#10 - Hemlock

JAG Season 1 - Episode 15

Due to the transposition of two digits of a phone number, Lt. Austin receives a fax with the itinerary for a person with the codename 'Shepherd'. Later, a Commander from the Royal Navy shows up demanding that paper. After receiving it he shoots Meg, seriouly wounding her. Trying to find out who this 'Shepherd' is and why this document is so important, they end up chasing an assassin named 'Hemlock' apparently working for Russian hardliners and trying to kill the man behind 'Shepherd' - Boris Yeltsin who is due in the US for a secret treaty signing. Locations: Washington, D.C.; Bethesda; Leesburg, Va.

star 7.86
364 votes
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#11 - GROPOS

Babylon 5 Season 2 - Episode 10

Babylon 5 gets considerable space problems when 25,000 Earthforce soldiers arrive. Led by General Richard Franklin, Stephen Franklin's father, they are to use Babylon 5 as a staging point for a risky military operation.

star 7.83
293 votes
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A Distant Star

#12 - A Distant Star

Babylon 5 Season 2 - Episode 4

A giant explorer class ship comes to Babylon 5 for re-supply - it's captain an old friend of Sheridan. Dr. Franklin gets on the command staffs nerves when he starts handing out ""food plans"".

star 7.82
314 votes
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By Any Means Necessary

#13 - By Any Means Necessary

Babylon 5 Season 1 - Episode 12

The station's dock workers stage an illegal strike after an accident in the docking bays. G'Kar tries to take part in a Narn religious ceremony, but must find a replacement G'Quan-Eth plant that was destroyed in the accident.

star 7.70
282 votes
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#14 - Eyes

Babylon 5 Season 1 - Episode 16

Sinclair's decisions the last year catch up with him, when an internal affairs investigator arrives to test the crew's loyalty to Earth Force with the help of a telepath. And Lennier shows great interest in Garibaldi's attempt at assembling a 1990's motorcycle.

star 7.69
267 votes
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Non-Essential Personnel

#15 - Non-Essential Personnel

Tour of Duty Season 2 - Episode 5

Alex sets out to expose a major whose questionable judgement has caused casualties.

star 7.65
37 votes
The Parliament of Dreams

#16 - The Parliament of Dreams

Babylon 5 Season 1 - Episode 5

Sinclair's old flame, Catherine Sakai, arrives during a week-long festival when humans and aliens demonstrate their dominate religious beliefs. An old enemy sends an assassin to kill G'Kar.

star 7.63
329 votes
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Nobody Lives Forever

#17 - Nobody Lives Forever

Miami Vice Season 1 - Episode 21

While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug induced rampage, Sonny is distracted by a new romance.

star 7.60
40 votes
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Brig Break

#18 - Brig Break

JAG Season 1 - Episode 8

Harm and Meg investigate the theft of stolen missiles at the SEATAC Naval Base. While interrogating PO1 Quinn of the theft, a prison-break takes place and Lt. Austin is taken hostage. Contrary to the Major in charge, Lt. Rabb thinks that this is a well-planned breakout with a big goal. Locations: SEATAC Island Naval Base and surrounding areas

star 7.60
375 votes
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Soul Hunter

#19 - Soul Hunter

Babylon 5 Season 1 - Episode 2

A badly damaged ship is brought into the station and the strange alien inside is identified as a soul hunter - an immortal race who can sense death and supposedly steal someone's soul.

star 7.57
433 votes
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A Bodyguard of Lies

#20 - A Bodyguard of Lies

Tour of Duty Season 3 - Episode 5

Utter havoc reigns in the jungle after a newby makes a mistake and two other soldiers are killed going to his resuce. The men are led by Lt. Beller, and his unit has seen far too much action and too much death. Beller is an old friend of Goldman's, together they are sent back out to search for an NVA regiment. Beller tells command that his men need rest or they are going to snap but Brewster insists they must go out. Meanwhile everyone is happy to see Anderson return, except for the ever-depressed Percell. Goldman spends some time with Beller. Percell is going over the edge fast and no one knows that he has started to use drugs. Anderson discovers that Brewster is married to a Vietnamese girl and they have a child. The next day, on their mission, Percell (drugged up) starts to panic. Beller's unit creates a My Lai-type of massacre in the field and that sends Percell off the deep end and straight into the waiting arms of heroin dealers.

star 7.55
40 votes
War Lover

#21 - War Lover

Tour of Duty Season 1 - Episode 4

Anderson, Goldman, Percell and Horn go on a special mission with combat veteran and "war lover" Earl Ray Michaels. Anderson's past experience with Michaels as well as Michaels' current, wild behavior lead to numerous conflicts. They complete their mission, but Michaels' two men are killed and he feels responsible.

star 7.53
90 votes

#22 - Survivors

Babylon 5 Season 1 - Episode 11

There is an explosion in one of the fighter bays just days before the president is to visit Babylon 5. A dying man implicates Garibaldi, which is just what the head of presidential security wants to hear, as she blames him for her father's death.

star 7.53
285 votes
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I Am What I Am

#23 - I Am What I Am

Tour of Duty Season 3 - Episode 9

Team Viking goes out to capture a Soviet chopper but ends up surrounded and captured. Luckily the mission was just practice. Myron discovers that his father -- Gernal Goldman -- is back on the base. His father has 2-3 months left to live because of cancer. While Myron and his father fight, Johnson attempts to decide if he should re-up or go back to the World. A Mexican/American WAC takes up with Ruiz. Johnson finally decides to go back to the States. Percell wonders if he is yet ready to return to the field. Anderson and McKay butt heads when McKay tries to take over the leadership of a mission.

star 7.52
36 votes
The Raid

#24 - The Raid

Tour of Duty Season 3 - Episode 20

The monsoon seasons starts. Pop goes back to the States for his son's funeral, only to be blamed for the death of his son (by his wife). Goldman is upset over Beller's suicide -- feeling that the ex-friend was only another type of victim of the war. Brewster enlists Goldman for a volunteer mission to rescue MIA/POWs. AN ex-POW (very fragile) comes back to Vietnam to help plan the mission. Doc is still on base but no one will speak to him. Doc goes to talk to Goldman, begging to be part of the rescue mission but gets refused. The mission turns out to be a nightmare. The POWs were moved before the Team got there, Griner is blinded, Pop and McKay are hurt and get shipped to a hospital in Japan, Brewster is hospitalized at China Beach.

star 7.45
38 votes
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#25 - Roadrunner

Tour of Duty Season 1 - Episode 11

One of a GI's big events is the arrival of his mail. When Zeke opens his mail to find that his ex-wife, it is to find that she is complaining that he is not writing letters home often enough to their 3-year-old daughter. Zeke already has enough responsibilities... this one isn't wanted. However he has little time to worry about it before he finds himself out on patrol. Goldman orders the squad forward when Anderson warns that they are walking into trouble, Anderson scouts out ahead and ends up in a near-lethal mortar barrage. Anderson is nearing his limit when he finds out that the squad's next destination is a valley where Zeke's last outfit was nearly wiped out. Anderson fights going tooth-and-nail and it is obvious to everyone that Zeke is falling apart. There is little time to help him, though, as the men have to consider their mission first. The squad ends up going after a downed flyer... and while Zeke continues to deteroriate.

star 7.45
51 votes

#26 - Smoked

JAG Season 1 - Episode 14

After a lightning strike, a damaged Tomcat flying over Cuba is forced to land by the Cuban air force. Harm and Meg, accompanied by Cdr. Krennick and undersecretary of state Bair go to Cuba to negotiate the return of the pilot and aircraft. The main goal is to prevent the download of the Tomcat's classified software. But the CIA's actual plans are totally different ... Locations: Washington,D.C.; Cuba

star 7.45
243 votes
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Encounter in a Closed Room

#27 - Encounter in a Closed Room

The Equalizer Season 3 - Episode 5

McCall tries to help a European defector free her parents from the KGB, who have kidnaped them to exert pressure on her to persuade another defector to return to their homeland.

star 7.38
13 votes

#28 - Boot

JAG Season 1 - Episode 10

Meg goes under cover as a Marine recruit in order to investigate the mysterious death of a female private in a boot camp. The facts point at the two drill instructors SSgt. Carrington and Sgt. Gonzales. But a newspaper clipping found by Lt. Austin changes the situation completely. Locations: Parris Island; Washington D.C.

star 7.37
362 votes
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This Slide of Paradise

#29 - This Slide of Paradise

Sliders Season 3 - Episode 25

The Sliders track Rickman to a world where a mad scientist has been experimenting with genetic testing and has created a race of human hybrids.

star 7.08
266 votes
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Paradise Lost

#30 - Paradise Lost

Sliders Season 3 - Episode 15

The Sliders arrive in a small community, where the citizens are all young and fearful of outsiders. They don't expect much trouble, until they uncover a deadly secret.

star 6.87
335 votes
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Desert Storm

#31 - Desert Storm

Sliders Season 3 - Episode 6

The Sliders land on a world with little water and come to the aid of a mysterious young woman whose gift to find water is being exploited by a group of thugs.

star 6.69
321 votes
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#32 - Slither

Sliders Season 3 - Episode 22

While on vacation, Quinn and Rembrandt get mixed up in an illegal snake deal and find themselves stuck in the middle of no where surrounded by deadly snakes. Meanwhile, Wade and Maggie get involved with a shady man in their search for the others.

star 6.64
305 votes
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Hell Hath No Fury...

#33 - Hell Hath No Fury...

Miami Vice Season 4 - Episode 17

The highly publicized release of a convicted rapist makes Trudy fear that the man's victim may have revenge on her mind.

star 6.59
17 votes
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