The BEST episodes directed by Joe Ann Fogle

On Guard
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9.00
4 votes

#1 - On Guard

The District - Season 4 - Episode 16

Mannion wants to believe that it was self-defense when his attractive fencing teacher's husband is killed at her studio. Meanwhile, Debreno recognizes a suspect in a drug case as his childhood friend who convinced Debreno to go into the Police Academy.

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I Kid You Not
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8.80
64 votes

#2 - I Kid You Not

NYPD Blue - Season 10 - Episode 11

Officer Laughlin is back on the job when the detectives arrive on the scene of the murder of a carjacker. The carjacker was shot in a struggle with an unknown man who went running off after the shot was fired. The carjacking victim, Denise Woodson is anxious when the detectives have to keep her car to process the crime scene. McDowell and Ortiz go to the last known address of the DOA to see what they can find. What they find is a filthy apartment that has three small children in the bathroom. Crime scene reports to Sipowicz that they found two ounces of cocaine in Woodson's car, they leave to bring Woodson in. Rita is planning a rendezvous for John, and she asks John Irvin to help her with the conspiracy. Rodriguez gets a call from Queens, and they want him to report to a crime scene. Jones and Medavoy go to talk with the social worker who's been handling the welfare of the three children. He asks them what happened to the fourth. He tells them he will get them the file on th

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And Jesus Brought a Casserole
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8.41
391 votes

#3 - And Jesus Brought a Casserole

Dark Angel - Season 1 - Episode 21

Max escapes Manticore and Madame X's clutches with the help of Lydecker. Lydecker and two of his accomplices, knock Max out and chain her to a hotel bed. Lydecker gets drunk while Max sleeps. Max wakes up just as Lydecker is pointing a gun at her and Madam X's people are closing in on them. Lydecker tells her he'll shoot her and then himself and end it all. Max kicks the gun our off his hand, grabs him, and they escape in his Humvee. Meanwhile, the other X5s have gathered with Logan and are trying to come up with a plan to find Max. All are shocked when Max shows up with Lydecker and tells them all she wants them to help her take down Manticore. Though they all mistrust him, eventually, they include Lydecker on the plan -- seeing as he knows the ins and outs of Manticore. Lydecker proves useful when he gouges the eye out of a man who has access to the Manticore labs. Max and Zack use the eye to gain access to the lab. The X5s plant bombs throughout Manticore. Max and Zack plant bo

Gifts
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8.08
13 votes

#4 - Gifts

Party of Five - Season 5 - Episode 9

After finding out more about Ned's relationship with his parents and his brother, Julia wants to get closer to Ned's brother. Griffin goes to Boston on a job task and finds Claudia there. Charlie realizes that Daphne isn't really bonding with their daughter.

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Chapter Twenty-Two
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7.98
43 votes

#5 - Chapter Twenty-Two

Murder One - Season 1 - Episode 22

At the sentencing hearing, Neil still maintains his innocence, and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Later, Neil is attacked in prison by a man with a knife, and is terrified for his life. Justine and Arnold try to convince Julie to reveal Richard's whereabouts. Eventually, she gives in and arranges a meeting where Richard tells Ted that the tape is in Richard's office safe. Ted takes the tape to his office, and everyone gathers around to watch it. They see Neil with Jessica and watch him leave while Jessica is still alive. Later, another person enters the room and Justine whispers, "Oh, my god!"

The Persistence of Tectonics
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7.88
17 votes

#6 - The Persistence of Tectonics

Judging Amy - Season 1 - Episode 9

Amy juggles preparing Thanksgiving dinner, being on call, and coping with a surprise announcement from Michael; Gillian asks Maxine for help in financing another in-vitro procedure; Amy presides over an adoption in which the biological father shows up at the last minute to claim his child; Hillary tries to settle the score with Vincent during a Thanksgiving party at Alan's; Amy sentences two boys convicted of animal cruelty.

Chapter Ten
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7.87
40 votes

#7 - Chapter Ten

Murder One - Season 1 - Episode 10

Jury selection continues with Hoffman and Grasso grilling each potential juror. Meanwhile, Hoffman presents a motion to the court to dismiss the charges against Avedon using Holly Gerges's letter as evidence that she was, in fact, the actual murderer. However, after a few days, the DA, Grasso, gets Det. Polson to testify before the judge, having found the credit card records placing Holly far away from the crime scene. The motion to dismiss, is, of course, denied and Neil is visable upset. Later that night, Hoffman gets a call from Neil's girlfriend saying that his phone has been of the hook for hours. Hoffman and Chris rushed to Neil's apartment only to find him passed out on the floor. He said he couldn't take it. Richard Cross refers a man named Roberto to Hoffman. His son had been charged with date rape. Hoffman is paid $50,000 to represent him but suddenly his accuser is paid off and drops the charges. Late in the show, jury selection is completed.

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UnAmerican Grafitti
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7.83
58 votes

#8 - UnAmerican Grafitti

NYPD Blue - Season 2 - Episode 16

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the murder of a Puerto Rican teen because he used to make some paintings in Little Italy. Greg meets Donna's former lover and she makes a decision about her relationship with him. Sylvia is mugged and later tells Andy a secret from her past.

Tea and Sympathy
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7.79
66 votes

#9 - Tea and Sympathy

NYPD Blue - Season 7 - Episode 19

The reporter that Jones gave the story about Magrini's dead wife 2 weeks earlier, Nicole, approaches him about the possibility of the two of them getting together for sex. He'd rather try the possibility of dinner first. A retired English cop, Jimmy Cheatham, comes to the Squad with information about a possible suspect that might help with the homicide case that they are working. Since Simpkins from the 25th precinct wasn't listen He takes Sipowicz into confidence that he is suffering with a condition that might be related to jet lag. Russell and Kirkendall question the employer of the suspect and get him to let them put his mortuary under the surveillance. Meanwhile, Jimmy Cheatham's ex-partner who's on vacation in NYC arrives to offer her assistance. The surveillance begins and ends the following evening with the suspect being taken into custody. Since Jones wasn't able to meet Nicole for dinner, he asks for another chance, which she gives him; however, when dinner ends they get busy

411 on the DL
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7.70
560 votes

#10 - 411 on the DL

Dark Angel - Season 1 - Episode 5

Max gets called to a secret meeting after seeing a personal ad containing her bar code tattoo number. She leans that Vogelsang claims to know about the remaining children from Manticore. He insists on a large sum of money for the information. Logan questions Vogelsang's motives and his relationship to Lydeker. Mysteriously, Logan's ex-wife reappears after many years of non-contact. Max is suspicious of the ex-wife's motives, but Logan feels drawn to his ex-wife. However, Max discovers the ex-wife has dark motives for returning. Elsewhere, Herbal is fired from the messenger service after using Rastafarian drugs. Cindy and Kendra head up a protest strike.

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Woman in Cacti With a Curled Up Rat
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7.67
6 votes

#11 - Woman in Cacti With a Curled Up Rat

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 16

Amy presides over a sad custody dispute in which neither parent wants a troubled teenager; Bruce sets down some ground rules with Andrea about their relationship; Amy is frustrated, bewildered, and angry when Barry fails to get in touch with her after their last date; Maxine and Kyle use their respective charms to find the administrator and the funding that will enable them to reopen Teen Harbor; Gillian's attempt to interest her painting teacher in Amy backfires, causing Peter to resort to Neanderthal behavior; Amy battles with Michael over the scope and expense of the upcoming birthday party he's hosting for Lauren.

Thursday's Child
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7.58
12 votes

#12 - Thursday's Child

Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 2

Amy's discovers that the man the police have in custody may not be her stalker after all; Maxine refuses to give up on a client who may be the victim of police brutality; after Bruce denies having romantic feelings for Amy and they agree that confusion and alcohol led to their embrace, they decide to be friends who don't kiss; Kyle applies for a residency and is confronted by his sponsor for not working his program; a persistent attorney paves the way for Bruce to regain his court position; Amy must decide if a retarded teenager is competent to make her own reproductive choices.

Open and Shut
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7.43
256 votes

#13 - Open and Shut

CSI: NY - Season 3 - Episode 6

The CSIs are investigating the murder of a hotel concierge, but while doing this they hear gun shots fired across the street and find a woman clutching a gun over two dead bodies.

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A Pretty Good Day
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7.27
11 votes

#14 - A Pretty Good Day

Judging Amy - Season 4 - Episode 8

Amy's ruling in the case of a teenager who called in a bomb scare to avoid a test is complicated by the arrival of an I.N.S. agent who's ready to deport the boy to Afghanistan, and almost certain death, if he's found guilty; Eric saves Lauren from being kidnapped by Jason; Gillian's raging hormones leave Peter exhausted as she goes into overdrive about the plans for Maxine's wedding; Kimberly blackmails Sean into getting her job back in exchange for helping Maxine find an endangered teenager who's aged out of the system; Kyle defies hospital protocol to give a dying woman her last wish; Eric ends Jason's stalking with tragic finality.

Chapter Three
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7.25
52 votes

#15 - Chapter Three

Murder One - Season 1 - Episode 3

Neil is arraigned, and bail is set at ten million dollars, conditioned on Neil's completing a thirty day inpatient rehab program. After Richard posts bail and he's released, Neil insists upon being treated at Lester's facility, over Ted's objections. Miriam floats a plea of involuntary manslaughter, which Ted turns down. Julie finds Jessica's diary in the trunk of her car, and she and Richard bring it to Ted. The diary contains a list of several prominent men in Hollywood men with whom Jessica had sex and drugs. Ted gives the diary to Davey and Justine for analysis and authentication. The next day, Gary Blondo tells Ted that Neil arrived at his house at 2 a.m., freaked-out about the contents of Jessica's diary. Realizing that Richard must have told Lester about the diary, and that Lester in turn told Neil, Ted visits Lester, accuses him of fraud and negligence, and warns him and Neil that Neil's next slip-up will land him back in jail. Melissa Griotte, one of Neil's sex partners, meets

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Chapter Eight, Year Two
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7.24
34 votes

#16 - Chapter Eight, Year Two

Murder One - Season 2 - Episode 8

The tabliod reporter catches up with Wyler and offers to pay him two million dollars for the location of Carmine. The detective on the Rooney case also meets up with Wyler. He expresses his disappointment that Wyler is now involved with scum like Carmine. Ricky Latrelle's manager talks with Wyler. He says that he would prefer it if Wyler ran the show rather than Chris. Aaron tells Chris that he would like to do most of the talking because the juror will identify with a black man. Wyler and the detective meet with Carmine, who has been placed in a hotel room. Carmine says that the contract was out on VanAllen's mistress. He shot both the victims. Carmine also claims that he didn't know that he had shot the governor, he thought VanAllen was just another guy. Carmine also talks about how he killed Terry Philburg. The tabliod reporter stops by Wyler's office saying that there's a gentleman who's willing to meet with Wyler. This ""gentleman"" is looking for Carmine. Latrelle is forced to p

Chapter Two, Year Two
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6.92
37 votes

#17 - Chapter Two, Year Two

Murder One - Season 2 - Episode 2

During Miriam's opening statement, she contends that Sharon was a spurned lover who killed Van Allan in a fit of rage because he forced her to have an abortion when she became pregnant with his child. Upon hearing this revelation, Jimmy requests an immediate recess because he is ""indisposed"". During the recess, Jimmy asks Sharon if Miriam was correct about the pregnancy and abortion, and severely chastises her for not telling him about it. She tells him that she couldn't tell anyone, because killing her baby was the worst thing she had ever done. Later, Jimmy tells Justine that this statement convinces him that Sharon isn't guilty. After court adjourns for the day, the defense team meets back at the office and discusses the effect of the revelation of Sharon's abortion on Juror #6, a devout Catholic. They begin looking for information to get him disqualified. Jimmy and Frank meet with Terry Philbrick, a dirty tricks operative inside the Garfield campaign. For a $25,000 payment, he offe

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Blue Wall
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5.67
70 votes

#18 - Blue Wall

Law & Order: Trial by Jury - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kibre prosecutes two cops for the murder of a man being held in custody, who was sodomized by the two officers. However, she hits a ""blue wall"" when none of the officers will talk about the events of the evening in question.

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Eros in the Upper Eighties
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5.65
71 votes

#19 - Eros in the Upper Eighties

Law & Order: Trial by Jury - Season 1 - Episode 13

In the interests of justice, A.D.A.'s Kibre and Gaffney are forced to prosecute a doorman who killed a homeless man while he attacked a frightened woman who lived in the building. After the woman tells the grand jury that she's been stalked for four months, thinking it was the homeless man. Kibre and Gaffney look into who the stalker was and are shocked when they find out.

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