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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#17 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.