The Best Episodes Directed by John F. Showalter

#1 - Fire and Brimstone

The Mentalist - Season 6 - Episode 6

With the final clue in hand, Jane attempts to gather the remaining Red John suspects in one place in hopes of finally revealing his identity.

star 8.44

#2 - Body of Evidence

Memphis Beat - Season 2 - Episode 7

Dwight and Whitehead search for a body that goes missing from a funeral.

star 8.39

#3 - Two Families

Without a Trace - Season 2 - Episode 21

When a father who goes missing while trying to prove that his son a death-row inmate who is scheduled to die in two days is innocence, The past 11 years of the missing Mans life have been devoted to proving that his son, was wrongly convicted of killing a young married couple in front of their daughter during a convenience story robbery. While the team does not rule out that the despondent man could have brought harm upon himself, the team members find themselves wondering if the man is right about his son innocence.

star 8.29

#4 - Nevada v. Donnie The Numbers Guy

The Defenders (2010) - Season 1 - Episode 13

Seventeen years after disappearing on the eve of his wife's murder trial, a man from Nick's past returns to Vegas looking to prove his innocence by relying on new technological tools.

star 8.18

#5 - Benched

Fairly Legal - Season 1 - Episode 3

Kate’s nemesis Judge Nicastro assigns her to mediate a case between a high school football coach and the angry parents who claim his old school methods border on abuse. When the videotaped evidence doesn’t make sense to her, Kate unearths the real reason for the coach’s controversial actions.

star 8.15

#6 - Red Rover, Red Rover

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 23

Red John taunts Jane on the ninth anniversary of his wife and daughter's death. With Jane's attention diverted and his concentration wavering, the current investigation and his CBI career are put at risk.

star 8.15

#7 - Off the Tracks

Without a Trace - Season 3 - Episode 21

Danny is skeptical when the pregnant girlfriend of his missing estranged brother, Rafael "Rafi" Alvarez, and mother of their 9-year-old son, tells him that Rafi has transformed himself into a responsible family man, who recently obtained a loan to open his own body shop. But Danny's investigation uncovers that Rafi has been seen with a convicted car thief, and the large sum of cash he'd been flaunting for his purchase of a body shop didn't come from the bank. Though Jack makes the point that Rafi may have legitimate explanations for the suspicious circumstances, Danny braces himself for the very real possibility that his brother may have put himself in harm's way.

star 8.09

#8 - Freefall

Without a Trace - Season 4 - Episode 9

Max Cassidy vanishes after leaving a message on his wife's voicemail, with both Jack and Ann frantic to find him. While investigating, Jack realises that Max was having an affair, and that he's gotten much deeper into a case than he should have following the murder of his partner, Jimmy, a man Max had felt was too green for undercover work. Both Jack and Ann fear the worst as the team tries to hunt down Max.

star 8.06

#9 - Volcano

Without a Trace - Season 3 - Episode 13

When Ian Norville disappears on a field trip to a museum in Manhattan, the team gets involved, but it isn't long before Jack turns his suspicion to his father, Daniel, who soon admits that he didn't take the necessary precautions with his son, who happens to be autistic.

star 8.05

#10 - Nickel and Dimed (2)

Without a Trace - Season 3 - Episode 7

To find a missing young mother who was recruited as a drug mule, Samantha goes undercover to lure the drug trafficker who recruited the young woman.

star 7.97

#11 - Vigilante

Threshold - Season 1 - Episode 12

When a number of infectees and seemingly innocent people are killed, it becomes apparent that someone is going after people affected by the alien signal, and is locating them via their heightened brain waves. How is the killer linked to Bighorn crewman Manning, and does his method of finding his victims mean that Molly, Cavennaugh or Lucas could be next on his list?

star 7.93

#12 - The Stranger

Without a Trace - Season 4 - Episode 15

When Leah Robinson goes missing after a confrontation with a young man at an art gallery, the team mvoes in to investigate and soon become suspicious of Leah, suspecting her of murdering young women that she believed to be involved with her husband, Ken. Ann isn't quite ready to take her romance with Jack public, and their relationship gets rocky when their different methods of handling the case tip off the suspect.

star 7.91

#13 - Pretty Red Balloon

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 3

A former client, who still believes that Jane was a psychic, asks for help when her son is kidnapped.

star 7.91

#14 - For the Triumph of Evil

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 3

Another soldier in the army of evil, the Sandman, seeps into the dreams of the residents of Sleepy Hollow. By infiltrating their minds at night, he tortures them to the brink - all because they, at one time, turned a blind eye to justice. When the Sandman seemingly sets his sights on Abbie, she is forced to begin to face her past - and her institutionalized sister Jenny. With Ichabod by her side, and her life at stake, the duo must try to defeat the Sandman and continue their fight against evil.

star 7.90

#15 - If It Bleeds, It Leads

The Mentalist - Season 5 - Episode 7

The team investigates the murder of a reporter who may have become too close to her story, while Jane insists on pursuing his own leads to find Lorelei.

star 7.90

#16 - A Feast of Friends

Constantine - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Constantine's old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.

star 7.90

#17 - Always Bet on Red

The Mentalist - Season 4 - Episode 11

Jane and the CBI team narrow down the long list of suspects after a high-end divorce attorney, with many enemies, is killed on his speed boat. Meanwhile, Jane is questioned by Agent Darcy about whether Red John was responsible for Panzer's murder.

star 7.88

#18 - Jolly Red Elf

The Mentalist - Season 3 - Episode 10

The CBI pursues two lines of investigation when a Santa is murdered: Patrick Jane goes undercover in an AA group; and Rigsby and Van Pelt question members of an authentic Santa society. Meanwhile, following the demise of a person in custody at the CBI, J.J. LaRoche is brought in to question the team when it appears to be an inside job.

star 7.88

#19 - Life Rules

Without a Trace - Season 2 - Episode 13

The team Search for a missing motivational speaker only to find that there is an abundance of suspects,The find out that they man is no who he appears to be.

star 7.87

#20 - Code Red

The Mentalist - Season 2 - Episode 16

When Dr. Alicia Seberg, a government research scientist, is exposed to a deadly toxin while at work and has only hours to live, she calls Patrick Jane and the CBI to find her murderer.

star 7.86

#21 - The Capture of Benedict Arnold

Timeless (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 10

A stunning turn during the American Revolution prompts Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus to question whether they've been fighting on the wrong side this whole time. While Agent Christopher prepares for the worst back in present day, the team encounters the Father of the Country, makes a dubious pact, and confronts the possibility they may not be a trio for long.

star 7.83

#22 - Memorial Day

Revolution - Season 2 - Episode 21

United by their desire to take the Patriots down, Neville and Monroe form an uneasy alliance. As Rachel comes face-to-face with the nano-tech while searching for Aaron, things don't go according to plan for Miles, Charlie and Gene when they try to steal the Patriots' supply of mustard gas.

star 7.82

#23 - The Song Remains the Same

Revolution - Season 1 - Episode 13

Neville faces danger and hard choices as Monroe doubts his loyalty, he disowns his son Jason and gets captured by Miles. Rachel and Charlie begin slowly patching their relationship only to be pulled apart again as Rachel suddenly embarks on a quest to restore the power and her self-respect. She must make a dangerous journey to the mysterious Tower as it holds her only chance at redemption.

star 7.80

#24 - The Red Ponies

The Mentalist - Season 3 - Episode 5

Patrick Jane and the CBI team hit the horse track when a jockey is found murdered and suspects abound.

star 7.75

#25 - The Murder of Jesse James

Timeless (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 12

Flynn teams up with legendary outlaw, Jesse James. Together they cut a bloody swath across the American frontier. Hot on Flynn's trail, Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus enlist the help of an iconic Marshal to help bring the fugitives to justice.

star 7.75

#26 - The Tinder Box

The 100 - Season 4 - Episode 5

Clarke makes a desperate plea with a former allied force in an attempt to avoid a war and ensure the survival of her people.

star 7.75

#27 - S#!& Happens

Revolution - Season 2 - Episode 19

As Miles, Monroe, Charlie and Connor rush to escape Austin, a confrontation with Texas Rangers separates Miles from the group. While out searching for Miles, Charlie is confronted by Neville who demands information on Jason’s whereabouts. As a wounded Miles faces increasingly hopeless circumstances, Aaron learns that the nanotech has been busy.

star 7.74

#28 - Red Letter

The Mentalist - Season 2 - Episode 22

Romantic sparks begin to fly when Patrick Jane and supposed psychic Kristina Frye cross paths again during the CBI investigation into the murder of a charismatic head of a non-profit organization that fights human trafficking.

star 7.72

#29 - Back to Normal

The Flash (2014) - Season 2 - Episode 19

A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey mistakes Harry for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin’s location, Barry asks Jesse to help. Meanwhile, Wally corners Joe about The Flash.

star 7.70

#30 - The Burning

Threshold - Season 1 - Episode 4

A patient at an psychiatric hospital in Ohio escapes and Molly believes he may have been infected by the alien signal after paintings of glass trees are found in his cell. After further investigation, it is suspected one of the missing Big Horn crew might be involved.

star 7.46

#31 - Don of the Dead

In Plain Sight - Season 1 - Episode 8

A member of the Program under Mary's watch is in a car accident and Mary has to find out if it was an accident or related to his former life.

star 7.43