The Best Episodes Directed by John Badham
#1 - Trail of the Serpent
The Streets of San Francisco Season 1 - Episode 21
A gang takes Mike Stone hostage after killing a policeman in an attempt to flee from a grocery store robbery. They want to trade Stone in for their leader, Buddy Sims.
#2 - First Born
Supernatural Season 9 - Episode 11
Looking to reclaim his place as King of Hell, Crowley asks Dean for help finding "The First Blade," the only blade that can kill Abbadon. Knowing he owes Crowley a favor for helping Sam, and also wanting Abaddon dead himself, Dean reluctantly agrees and the two set off on a road trip. However, Dean and Crowley are completely unprepared when they find out who has the blade - Cain, the first son. Meanwhile, Sam is back at the bunker with Castiel who notices there is some leftover grace inside Sam. If they can extract it, they can use the grace to track Gadreel. The only problem is the procedure may do permanent damage to Sam.
#3 - A Fine Meth
In Plain Sight Season 1 - Episode 12
The family regroups after Mary's ordeal; Stan and Marshall search for a way to force Spanky to tell the truth about Chuck's drug trafficking; the FBI corners Mary in her driveway with Brandi's suitcase full of meth in the back of her car. Season 1 Finale
#6 - The Tao of Gus
Psych Season 6 - Episode 8
After a woman tells the SBPD she witnessed a murder happen in broad daylight, Shawn and Gus are the only ones who believe her, and therefore protect her by hiding her at a remote commune called Box Canyon Ranch, a place whose inhabitants label themselves as progressive intellectuals.
#7 - Road Trip
Standoff Season 1 - Episode 14
As Darah, daughter of polygamous cult leader Warren Keegan, attempts to escape from her father and reunite with her sister, she is abducted by Warren and his three wives.
#11 - Danse Vaudou
Constantine Season 1 - Episode 5
In New Orleans, Constantine's unusual knowledge of a string of crimes gets him into trouble with Detective Jim Corrigan. He must form an unholy alliance with Papa Midnite when a voodoo ritual to help people communicate with their dead loved ones takes a deadly turn.
#13 - The Vessel
Supernatural Season 11 - Episode 14
Hoping to find a weapon powerful enough to defeat Amara, Dean convinces “Castiel,” who is still Lucifer, to send him back in time to the last reported sighting of the Hand of God. Lucifer sees the potential in getting his hands on this weapon so goes along as Castiel and sends Dean to 1944 to the fated submarine mission that sunk the Hand of God. Meanwhile, continuing his charade with Sam while they wait for Dean’s return, Lucifer plans his next move.
#15 - Dead or Alive
Nikita Season 4 - Episode 2
Nikita reunites with Michael, Birkhoff and Ryan aboard the team’s aircraft command center. Michael refuses to discuss their relationship but tells Nikita she should stay with the group and let them help her clear her name. Ryan realizes Amanda is making doubles of VIPs with The Shop’s help. Nikita discovers that one of the doubles is the Director of the FBI, but doesn’t know how to kill him without exposing herself. Meanwhile, Alex holds Sam at gunpoint and demands he return what he stole from her, but when a gang of thugs attacks them they are forced to work together to escape.
#16 - Fallout
Heroes Season 1 - Episode 11
Peter is in police custody after being mistakenly arrested in Odessa, forcing Nathan to take time out of his Congressional campaign. Claire deals with the implications of telling her father the truth. Matt and Audrey pursue a new lead in the hunt for Sylar unaware that the killer has been captured by Mr. Bennet. Hiro and Ando arrive in Odessa, too late to "save the cheerleader." After Niki learns of Jessica's recent actions, she must make a difficult decision to keep her family safe and so she decides to get herself arrested. Mohinder takes fresh steps down his newly-chosen path by coming back to New York and continuing his fathers research. Isaac's painting of the exploding man comes into context with major consequences for the future of a certain hero, just as an even more mysterious painting is unveiled.
#17 - The Hard Part
Heroes Season 1 - Episode 21
Hiro and Ando's determination is put to the test. Nathan wants to win the election and he's taking drastic measures to ensure that he will. This episode will feature Sylar, his home life, and where he came from. Jessica and D.L. discover some of the stuff that Linderman wants from them and Micah. Also there is a new hero who is supposed to be holding the key to stopping Sylar.
#18 - Dead Soldiers
The Shield Season 2 - Episode 2
As Vic gets closer to finding his family, the Strike Team focus their attention to Armadillo after he burns down Tio's HQ. Now Vic must prevent Claudette from finding out the truth about his connection to Tio and his men. Meanwhile, Dutch is followed around by the new civilian auditor to solve a meter-maid murder, and Danny and Julien try to clear up issues between feuding neighbors.
#21 - Innocence
Nikita Season 3 - Episode 2
Nikita, Michael and team extract a young girl named Liza, who is being held captive by a rogue Division agent, Wade. Wade has brainwashed Liza and trained her to be a Division agent to help him on his own personal mission. Nikita tries desperately to break through to Liza but, in a moment of chaos, the girl escapes Division. The team races to find her before she can complete her mission to unleash a deadly chemical into the UN building during a special event. Meanwhile, Liza’s abduction brings up painful old memories for Alex.
#22 - Targets
Trauma Season 1 - Episode 14
Nancy and Glenn get caught in the crossfire as a sniper takes San Francisco hostage. Rabbit and Marisa are torn between instinct and protocol as each emergency medical call could be a trap. Meanwhile, Boone must learn to adapt to Tyler's new paramedic status and medical knowledge.
#23 - Broken Home
Nikita Season 3 - Episode 18
Strapped down and drugged, Nikita is subjected to Amanda's horrific mental conditioning process, sending her down a terrible trip through memory lane. In the process, Nikita discovers Amanda's deepest, most guarded secret ever. Now revealed as leader of the uprising, Alex struggles to save everyone as events violently escalate. With Michael locked away by Division conspirators, Birkhoff and Sean must step up to save the women they love. Meanwhile, Owen's newfound memories drive him to disturbing actions during Division's lockdown.
#24 - Get Over It
Crossing Jordan Season 6 - Episode 15
A dead woman brings Jordan and Ivers together for a case. Lily and Jeffrey are seeking help from a psychiatrist, who dies in the middle of their session. To add to the mounting stress, Lily suddenly goes into labor; luckily for her, everyone is there to help bring her child into the world.
#27 - Just the Two of Us
Stitchers Season 3 - Episode 7
When Kirsten wakes up to find that everyone in the stitch lab, except Cameron, is missing, the two search everywhere but only find a series of mysterious clues. Eventually Kirsten realizes that she's still stitched into an autistic man with unique empathetic abilities. Kirsten is forced to confront her own emotions about her relationship with Cameron and unlock a memory in the victim's mind to bounce back
#28 - Wander/Lust
Men in Trees Season 2 - Episode 15
Jack invites Julia and her husband to dinner with Marin so the two women can meet each other. Meanwhile, Sam gives Jane an engagement that he found in an unlikely place, and Annie catches Patrick in a compromising situation.
#29 - Prisoner of Love
Rush Hour (2016) Season 1 - Episode 9
Detectives Carter and Lee hunt an escaped prisoner searching for his estranged wife and daughter, who are in witness protection. When the pair goes missing, the Detectives must find how their location was compromised.
#30 - A Matter of Life and Death
The Event Season 1 - Episode 4
The White House grapples with a mysterious biological threat. Their only hope is to crack Sophia during interrogation. Meanwhile, Vicky and Carter keep their hostage captive while they await further instructions. FBI Agent Collier, on her search for Leila, stumbles upon Vicky's secret life. Elsewhere, a powerful businessman, Dempsey with classified intelligence and ties to the White House, emerges from the shadows.
#31 - Fire in the Hole
Stitchers Season 1 - Episode 8
It’s Kirsten’s birthday and the Stitchers team is assigned to look into a disease researcher’s suicide. When the body begins showing signs that it is carrying a deadly virus, the whole lab is placed under quarantine. The team jumps to action as they search for a way out, racing against the clock as, one-by-one, they come down with symptoms of exposure.
#32 - The Hunter Games
Supernatural Season 10 - Episode 10
After the massacre at the ranch, Dean, Sam and Castiel double their efforts to find a cure for the Mark of Cain but there is nothing in the lore that can help them. Desperate, Castiel comes up with an idea that Sam deems the "single worst idea I've ever heard." Meanwhile, Rowena continues to plot against Crowley, and Castiel tries to mend his relationship with Claire who is plotting revenge against Dean for killing her friend.
#33 - Bounty Hunters!
Psych Season 2 - Episode 9
Shawn and Gus find themselves trying to outwit a bounty hunter when Juliet asks them to find a suspect who escaped from her custody. The problem is, once they find him, Shawn believes his claims of innocence, meaning they not only have to capture him, but prove he's been set up.
#36 - Green Fingers
Night Gallery Season 2 - Episode 43
An unscrupulous tycoon takes drastic steps to force an old widow off her land. His stumbling block: her strange talent for gardening.
#37 - The Things They Carried
Supernatural Season 10 - Episode 15
Despite Dean's directive to forget about looking for a cure for the Mark of Cain, Sam continues to do research. Dean suspects Sam is hiding something but decides to focus on a new murder case where they run into Cole. The three team up and learn a Khan worm is infecting men and turning them into murderers. Unfortunately, the worm makes its way into Cole.
#40 - Knock, Knock… House Creeping!
Rush Hour (2016) Season 1 - Episode 10
Captain Cole enlists the help of Detectives Carter and Lee as she fears the return of a serial killer when a young woman's recent disappearance at a hotel believed to be haunted mirrors a series of chilling unsolved cases from five years ago.
#41 - You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan
Night Gallery Season 3 - Episode 5
A bungling inventor and his forgetful wife pool their ineptitude for an experiment in immortality.
#42 - Secrets, Lies and Lamaze
Las Vegas Season 5 - Episode 14
Piper runs into trouble with the gaming commission, but Cooper bails her out, raising suspicions of the staff.
#44 - Camera Obscura
Night Gallery Season 2 - Episode 36
A heartless moneylender gets his just desserts with the help of a client's unusual telescopic device.
#46 - The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes
Night Gallery Season 2 - Episode 1
A phenomenally successful young seer suddenly refuses to make further predictions.
#47 - When Life Gives You Lemon Bars
Las Vegas Season 5 - Episode 6
Two of Cooper's billionaire friends come to the Montecito for a visit and a poker game. Cooper decides to shadow Sam to better understand her work only to scare off one of her clients. Piper tries to scare everyone with her variety of Halloween costumes.
#48 - The Girl with the Hungry Eyes
Night Gallery Season 3 - Episode 2
A photographer hires a mysterious model whose eyes burn with a seductive - yet frightening - glow.