The Best Episodes Directed by John David Coles


#1 - Valentino

Jack & Bobby Season 1 - Episode 7

Bobby's relationship with Dex (guest-star Jeanette Brox) continues to grow until Grace walks in on them kissing in her study. After failing to convince Bobby to break it off with Dex, Grace and Jack take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, Peter shows his overprotective side when she considers going out with a college frat boy, and though he has Courtney's best interests at heart, ultimately causes her embarrassment among her peers. Also, the future reveals that President McCallister has trouble with his oldest of four sons, Jack, and the secret service.

star 8.75
4 votes
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Life on Mars

#2 - Life on Mars

The West Wing Season 4 - Episode 21

On his first day at work, Joe Quincy pieces together three news leaks and uncovers a scandal which forces Hoynes to resign.

star 8.21
798 votes
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#3 - Needles

Mad Dogs (US) Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, Joel hurries to covertly complete Jesus' mission, while Gus and Cobi each deal with the authorities holding them accountable for their crimes. Lex goes into surgery and has an ethereal encounter, and all four boys make one last attempt to escape Belize once and for all.

star 8.02
308 votes
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The Man in the Woods

#4 - The Man in the Woods

Unforgettable Season 1 - Episode 22

Carrie follows the trail of her sister's killer to Syracuse, where the murderer may have struck again.

star 8.00
1032 votes
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Right Here, Right Now

#5 - Right Here, Right Now

Berlin Station Season 2 - Episode 2

In a 24-hour episode set completely in Spain, Daniel uses Hector to further his mission with Otto, much to Hector's dismay.

star 7.95
560 votes
Proof of Life

#6 - Proof of Life

Berlin Station Season 1 - Episode 7

In the wake of the botched Iosava Op and Clare Itani’s kidnapping, Frost pursues traditional negotiation channels to secure Clare’s release. Hector goes rogue, bringing Daniel with him––unknowingly paving the way for Daniel’s moment of clarity.

star 7.94
766 votes
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False Negative

#7 - False Negative

Berlin Station Season 1 - Episode 8

Fallout from the Iosava debacle continues to wreak havoc on the Station. Daniel attempts to track down Frost and Kirsch is asked to undercut Valerie as payback; Hector finds himself in the hot seat of a polygraph.

star 7.91
784 votes
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Why Is This Night Different?

#8 - Why Is This Night Different?

Homeland Season 5 - Episode 4

Carrie cannot find answers; Saul and Allison run an operation.

star 7.85
5357 votes
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Debts and Accounts

#9 - Debts and Accounts

Justified Season 2 - Episode 10

Raylan and Winona's idyll is shattered by violence, as Boyd and the Bennetts struggle to rise from the ashes of chaos in Harlan.

star 7.84
3096 votes
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Hour Seven: Content of Their Character

#10 - Hour Seven: Content of Their Character

Shots Fired Season 1 - Episode 7

Another team is tasked with investigating the case, but Preston remains dedicated to finding out the truth as a witness is placed in potential danger.

star 7.84
699 votes
Enemy Within

#11 - Enemy Within

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 1 - Episode 10

The death of an eccentric banker in his nintieth floor apartment leads the detectives to investigate his professional contacts and family members.

star 7.82
177 votes
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#12 - Check-Out

Bates Motel Season 2 - Episode 4

Dylan questions his loyalty to Norma and Norman; Christine introduces Norma to the town's social scene; Caleb's presence worries Norman; Romero is caught between Zane's war with a rival drug family.

star 7.80
1773 votes
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Arctic Radar

#13 - Arctic Radar

The West Wing Season 4 - Episode 10

When a celebrated female fighter pilot is threatened with a dishonorable discharge for refusing to end her affair with an enlisted man, the staff, though full of opinions, agrees that the White House should not get involved; Donna asks Josh to find out if Jack Reese likes her, and is horrified to discover some of the anecdotes about her that Josh has shared with Jack; Sam heads out to California to begin his election campaign, and sends Will Bailey to the White House to help Toby with the inaugural address; despite the best efforts of Leo and Charlie to keep him out of it, Bartlet blows a gasket over complaints from U.N. diplomats about parking enforcement in New York City; and Josh takes issue with a temporary worker's choice in accessories.

star 7.77
852 votes
Dirty Laundry

#14 - Dirty Laundry

Elementary Season 1 - Episode 11

Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine. Meanwhile, since Joan’s time with Sherlock is almost up, he offers her an apprenticeship.

star 7.75
5257 votes
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Say Hello to My Little Friends

#15 - Say Hello to My Little Friends

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 - Episode 3

Stabler and Bell team up to investigate a major lead. Wheatley makes moves to elevate his business.

star 7.74
274 votes
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Who Are You?

#16 - Who Are You?

Power Season 1 - Episode 4

Ghost and Tommy gather their network of gang leaders while Angela plans surveillance for the same meeting. The mystery assailant strikes again. Ghost admits to Angela that he's married with children.

star 7.71
2249 votes
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Part III

#17 - Part III

The Sinner Season 2 - Episode 3

Heather makes a startling realization about Marin. Vera and Julian are dealt a hard blow.

star 7.69
1697 votes
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Every Day a Little Death

#18 - Every Day a Little Death

Desperate Housewives Season 1 - Episode 12

The residents of Wisteria Lane finally learn Martha Huber's fate. After learning that Mrs. Huber left behind a journal, Susan is forced to confess to Edie about her role in the fire that burned down Edie's house. Meanwhile Bree finds her new beau, George getting a little too close for comfort. Lastly, Carlos returns, but his homecoming isn't quite what Gabrielle had in mind. He is under house arrest, making it difficult for either of them to make money.

star 7.69
1149 votes
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While You Were Sleeping

#19 - While You Were Sleeping

Elementary Season 1 - Episode 2

Sherlock uses his powers of deduction to consult on the murder of a young man who is shot upon entering his apartment. Meanwhile, Watson has dinner with her ex-boyfriend, Ty Morstan.

star 7.69
6241 votes
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Dramma Giocoso

#20 - Dramma Giocoso

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 5 - Episode 16

Logan and Barek investigate after the body of eighteen-year-old violinist Laura Booth is found stuffed in a shaft, her fingers covered with cocaine and resin. Although initially they believe her death may be connected to the cocaine that some of the crew were transporting, they're soon turned on to a romantic relationship between the maestro, Julian Reinhardt, and the victim's mother, Gillian Booth. Once teethmarks are found on Reinhardt's back that belong to Laura, Logan and Barek think they may have a slam dunk on their hands until Gillian weds her daughter's supposed killer.

star 7.69
185 votes
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Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald

#21 - Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald

11.22.63 Season 1 - Episode 6

It's October 1963, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it all, he's hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.

star 7.68
4459 votes
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This Is Real

#22 - This Is Real

Power Season 1 - Episode 3

A model gets hospitalized after snorting bad cocaine. Ghost, Tommy and Josh investigate, while Josh suggests to involve police. The rift between Tasha and Ghost deepens when she visits the bank to find a lot of their money missing.

star 7.67
2322 votes
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#23 - Facet

Ice (2016) Season 1 - Episode 6

While Cam and Pieter scheme to gain control of Green & Green, Ava takes a bigger role in the family business against Jake's wishes. In the wake of his father's death Freddy takes steps to get clean. Carlos hits a dead end in his investigation.

star 7.67
117 votes
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Shake Your Groove Thing

#24 - Shake Your Groove Thing

Grey's Anatomy Season 1 - Episode 5

Meredith realizes that she must take on a lot more responsibility when she is told that her mother needs to sign over all of her assets to her. As Izzie prepares to have a party for her boyfriend Hank (the scale of which is unknown to Meredith), Meredith has her first heart surgery. During the surgery she fears that she has fallen asleep and damaged the patient's heart. Meanwhile, Cristina and Burke hit it off. At the party, Meredith and Derek get caught together by Dr. Bailey.

star 7.66
1725 votes
Right to the Heart

#25 - Right to the Heart

Berlin Station Season 2 - Episode 3

Valerie works to obtain intel on the Far Right while Robert's teenage son Noah arrives in Berlin and asks questions. Meanwhile, Frost agrees to the Ambassador's request to spy on Berlin Station.

star 7.65
523 votes
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#26 - Brotherhood

Unforgettable Season 1 - Episode 13

A routine investigation into a college student’s death takes a disturbing turn for Carrie when a suspect makes a dangerous move to outwit her memory.

star 7.64
1578 votes
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Chapter 28

#27 - Chapter 28

House of Cards (US) Season 3 - Episode 2

Claire's U.N. bid runs into trouble. Frank fights off mutiny with a bold address to the country.

star 7.63
3866 votes
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Ride or Die

#28 - Ride or Die

FBI: Most Wanted Season 1 - Episode 12

After a manipulative student commits murder in a fit of jealousy, the team races to capture her before she escapes across the border. Jess teaches Tali how to stand up to bullies.

star 7.62
308 votes
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Romance Languages

#29 - Romance Languages

Pan Am Season 1 - Episode 13

In their individual quests for adventure, the crew juggle their lives, their loves, their hopes and dreams while flying around the world.

star 7.62
685 votes
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#30 - Part VIII

The Sinner Season 2 - Episode 8

Heather and Ambrose continue their search for Julian as Marin's past is unraveled.

star 7.60
1480 votes
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Honey Hunt

#31 - Honey Hunt

The Son Season 1 - Episode 8

Prairie Flower est déchirée entre amour et devoir en 1849. En 1915, Pete se rapproche de Maria tandis qu'Eli fait découvrir à Phineas un secret dangereux.

star 7.60
1047 votes
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Chapter 27

#32 - Chapter 27

House of Cards (US) Season 3 - Episode 1

A rocky start for the Underwood Presidency. Frank wants to introduce an ambitious jobs program, while Claire sets her sights on the United Nations.

star 7.60
4088 votes
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#33 - Revolution

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8 - Episode 16

A heist goes tragically wrong when a revolutionary makes plans on kidnapping a powerful bank executive, and winds up dead. During Nichols and Eames probe of the murder, they must also prevent a terrorist campaign.

star 7.60
164 votes
Personae Non Grata

#34 - Personae Non Grata

Law & Order Season 18 - Episode 17

An online romance may be at the heart of a mechanic's murder, but Detectives Lupo and Bernard must unravel some truly bizarre developments before the full story is known.

star 7.59
128 votes
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And My Paralyzing Fear of Death

#35 - And My Paralyzing Fear of Death

Damages Season 1 - Episode 3

Patty receives a mysterious threat at her office that could destroy her case against Arthur Frobisher. Ellen continues to struggle with the demands of her new job at Hewes and Associates.

star 7.54
1129 votes
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The Cheating Curve

#36 - The Cheating Curve

Sex and the City Season 2 - Episode 6

Where does the line between cheating and not cheating stands? The four glamorous women from Manhattan discuss the topic while going through their own experiences. Charlotte is having an opening at her gallery, where she walks in on her date making out with another woman. She is intrigued by the "powerful lesbians", a group of well-dressed, successful lesbians with good shoes. She accepts an invitation of dinner from one of them and has a great time on a men-free environment (the G-Spot, the newest, hottest girls club in the city), but soon faces restrictions due to her heterosexuality. Meanwhile, Samantha discovers that her hot personal instructor (that shaved her privates in the shape of a lightening) is giving lightening to other woman. Miranda has a tough time competing with porn when she discovers her date can only have sex while watching porn. And Carrie has trouble revealing to her friends that she is back together – officially – with Mr. Big.

star 7.51
811 votes
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Cover Girl

#37 - Cover Girl

Sex and the City Season 5 - Episode 4

Carrie wrestles with ideas for her book's cover; Samantha wonders if she's outgrown her lifestyle; Charlotte secretly turns to self-help books for advice.

star 7.47
762 votes
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#38 - Goodies

The Right Stuff Season 1 - Episode 2

The press descends upon the domestic lives of the astronauts. Shepard and Gordo wilt under the limelight while Glenn thrives. Glenn secures a deal with Life Magazine that grants exclusive access to all seven astronauts in return for life-altering compensation. By the time the astronauts arrive in Florida to begin work, even Shepard has come to understand the power they now hold.

star 7.45
244 votes
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Altered Egos

#39 - Altered Egos

Northern Exposure Season 5 - Episode 4

Bernard is surprised when he discovers his new love once lived with Chris for 6 months. Joel starts to fear that he is losing his New York edge. Marilyn screens her potential dates via their medical records.

star 7.43
136 votes
Escape from New York

#40 - Escape from New York

Sex and the City Season 3 - Episode 13

At short notice, Carrie, Samantha & Miranda go to Los Angeles, so Carrie can discuss options on making a movie based on her columns. Her agent Debbie sets up a meeting for her with Hollywood actor/producer Matthew McConaughey. Samantha meets an unusual sort of model at a party. Miranda takes a wild ride on a mechanical bull, determined to enjoy herself. Meanwhile, Charlotte has been on a sexless honeymoon in Bermuda, and tries to find out what Trey's problem really is.

star 7.43
661 votes
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Luck be an Old Lady

#41 - Luck be an Old Lady

Sex and the City Season 5 - Episode 3

It's Charlotte's 36th Birthday but she doesn't really want to celebrate. Carrie, however, celebrates the "faux" birthday, by accompanying Miranda and Charlotte to join Samantha on her latest private jet trip with Richard to Atlantic City. Miranda wants to catch up on her sleep and read The New Yorker, and Samantha is busy keeping an eye on Richard's every move. Meanwhile, Charlotte is increasingly fearful that she's become an 'old maid'. To combat this rather frightning thought, she stuns the girls with her new racy, red lipstick look - a result of an Atlantic City style makeover. Carrie realizes people go to casinos for the same reason they go on blind dates - hoping to hit the jackpot, but wonders: If we know the house always wins, why gamble? Samantha's suspicions become unbearable as she watches the busty casino ladies show off their 'assets' to Richard - She tells Richard that she loves him but she loves herself more. She leaves behind the mega diamond ring and the pearl thong he just gave her and walks out the door. Sitting on the boardwalk and watching a happy couple taking in the sunset, Carrie realizes that she's hiding in her friends and that perhaps there are things worth gambling on.

star 7.42
749 votes
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Lost Children of the Blood

#42 - Lost Children of the Blood

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 - Episode 11

The body of a bright young college student is found completely drained of blood. What appears to be a sex game gone wrong leads to a world of underground clubs, blood dealers, and a fanatical cult who believe themselves immortal.

star 7.40
407 votes
They Shoot Single People, Don't They?

#43 - They Shoot Single People, Don't They?

Sex and the City Season 2 - Episode 4

Carrie thinks she enjoys being single, until she's late for a photo shoot and gets a bad picture on a magazine cover. Samantha dates William, a club owner, who lies about their possible future together. Charlotte tries to hook Tom, an actor friend after he decides to move to Salt Lake City. Miranda fakes ecstasy for Josh, a previous boyfriend whom she meets again.

star 7.37
1028 votes
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Sex and Another City

#44 - Sex and Another City

Sex and the City Season 3 - Episode 14

Carrie, Samantha & Miranda spend a second week in Los Angeles. Carrie & Samantha go to a movie screening party, but are refused entry at the door. Fortunately another guest, Keith Travers, gets them into the party, and Carrie spends the evening with him, ending up in bed at his fabulous home, until she discovers he isn't all he pretends to be. Miranda meets up with Lew, an old friend from New York, and finds he's mellowed since he's been living in LA. Charlotte despairs of her sexless marriage, and flies to LA to be with the others.

star 7.30
736 votes
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#45 - Flight

Thief Season 1 - Episode 5

Nick finds out that Tammi has run away which also happens to be the day of the planned heist. Meanwhile, Nick gets an unexpected visit from Hayes.

star 6.11
35 votes
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