The Best Episodes Directed by John F. Showalter

Fire and Brimstone

#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 8.42
1177 votes
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Body of Evidence

#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
23 votes
Nevada v. Donnie The Numbers Guy

#3 - 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 8.22
38 votes
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#4 - 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 8.16
104 votes
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Red Rover, Red Rover

#5 - 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 8.12
753 votes
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Two Families

#6 - 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 8.10
51 votes
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The General

#7 - The General

Timeless (2016) Season 2 - Episode 9

When the Mothership jumps to South Carolina in 1863, the Time Team partners up with a courageous Union spy and military leader, Harriet Tubman - AKA "The General" - to thwart Rittenhouse's plan to alter the outcome of the Civil War. Back in the present, Rittenhouse hits the team where it hurts the most.

star 8.07
1075 votes

#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 7.98
49 votes
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For the Triumph of Evil

#9 - 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 7.88
1633 votes
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A Feast of Friends

#10 - 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 7.88
1575 votes
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#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 7.85
48 votes
The Capture of Benedict Arnold

#12 - 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
3259 votes
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Memorial Day

#13 - 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 7.81
1062 votes
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#14 - Hollywoodland

Timeless (2016) Season 2 - Episode 3

When a Rittenhouse sleeper agent in 1941 Hollywood steals the only copy of Citizen Kane, Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus team up with Hedy Lamarr to get it back. Hedy Lamarr turns out to be not only a glamorous movie star but also a scientific wizard whose discoveries led to the invention of Wi-Fi.

star 7.78
1358 votes
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The Murder of Jesse James

#15 - 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 7.76
2983 votes
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The Red Ponies

#16 - 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 7.72
631 votes
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Back to Normal

#17 - 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
6072 votes
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Don of the Dead

#18 - 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 7.59
64 votes
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The Burning

#19 - 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 7.49
55 votes
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