The Best Episodes Directed by John Hyams

Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band

#1 - Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band

NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 17

The detectives arrive on the scene of shooting outside of a school. The victim is Lester Bakewell, a sergeant in the US Army who was at the school to do recruitment. Also on the scene is another sergeant named Sipowicz, who is there with his uniform officers. Clark takes the opportunity to bust the new sergeant's balls. A woman, Denise Campo, comes in to report her great uncle has missing for four days. Jones and Medavoy take the case and she tells them that he is homeless and that he is just a sweet old man. She gives them a picture of her uncle. An Army warrant officer Steve Nutting from CID is in Bale's office, he is going to assist in the investigation. Clark and Nutting interview the dean of students from the school. The dean tells them about the peaceful demonstrations against recruiters, but he also tells them about Paul Corbelli, one of the students whose brother was killed in Iraq four months ago. He does know that the boy had access to a rifle and that according to t

star 9.03
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You're Buggin' Me

#2 - You're Buggin' Me

NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 5

Sipowicz receives a late night phone call and he goes to the bar where Clark is drinking and tries to convince him that it is time to go home. He takes Clark's keys and leaves with Clark in pursuit. Outside of the bar three shots are fired in their direction, one of them strikes Sipowicz in the shoulder. At the hospital Sipowicz has been stitched up and is going to work. He tells Medavoy that he thinks the shooting was a random act, or related to Clark and had nothing to do with his stalker. Murphy and Ortiz interview the bartender, who admits to making the call to Sipowicz about Clark's drinking. He also tells them that an off-duty cop works his door, but he had left before the shooting occurred; he also tells them that he isn't giving up that cop's name. They convince him it is in his best interest to do otherwise. In the squad's coffee room, members of Sipowicz's AA support group are there to give him some support. Someone called and told them that he had begun drinking agai

star 8.97
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You Da Bomb

#3 - You Da Bomb

NYPD Blue Season 11 - Episode 10

John and the good doctor have renewed their intimate relationship, but something is wrong; her medication isn't letting her feel anything. She decides that for his benefit they need to end their relationship. The detectives are on the scene of a homicide that looks like a mob hit. The building superintendent (a poet) has a lot of detail for the detectives, including the license plate number of the vehicle driven by Russians. Following up, Sipowicz and Clark go to the address where the car was registered. They find a man, Ilya Antropov, knocking on a nearby door and determine that the door they were at was the door he was really intending on knocking on. They bring him in for questioning and decide to hold him in a cell until they can check out his story about being a busboy. McDowell is planning to go to the doctor for her first ultra-sound. Sipowicz and Clark go to talk the woman, a renowned photographer that their victim worked for. The photographer recently had taken photos

star 8.94
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Off the Wall

#4 - Off the Wall

NYPD Blue Season 10 - Episode 17

The detectives are on the scene of a homicide, when Clark arrives. He was going stir crazy taking time off following his father's death. Ortiz comments to McDowell that she hadn't spoken or heard from him for the past three days. The detectives get a line on a possible suspect, named Todd Grady. Jones and Medavoy go to suspect's apartment to attempt to speak with him. When no one answers they decide to check with the neighbors. Suddenly someone they assume is their possible suspect rounds the corner and doubles back when he realizes they are there to talk with him. He then comes back around the corner with a gun drawn. Jones and Medavoy fire their weapons and after waiting a moment proceed to go around the corner. There they find a boy has been shot by a bullet that went through the wall, from one of their guns. Sipowicz and Clark arrive on the scene as an ambulance is being called. The detectives and Rodriguez are at the hospital, when they find that the 13-year-old boy doe

star 8.87
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Where Nothing Stays Buried

#5 - Where Nothing Stays Buried

The Originals Season 3 - Episode 20

In the wake of a ruthless plan that has left their family shattered, Klaus, Elijah and Freya desperately search for a way to take down Lucien once and for all. However, their efforts are put on hold following an urgent plea for help from Kol and Marcel. At Klaus’ insistence, Freya and Elijah reluctantly stay behind to offer their help, while Klaus and Hayley head to the bayou after uncovering Lucien’s latest plan. Once there, an unexpected showdown between Klaus and Lucien forces Freya to take matters into her own hands, setting off a chain of events that will change all of their lives forever.

star 8.04
1729 votes
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Voodoo in My Blood

#6 - Voodoo in My Blood

The Originals Season 4 - Episode 8

After being summoned by the ancestors, Hayley and Klaus travel to the ancestral world and come face to face with Davina, Klaus' former foe and the one person who holds the secrets to The Hollow's demise. Meanwhile, old wounds are re-opened when Elijah and Marcel are forced into an uneasy alliance. Together, they meet with Alaric who has tracked down a crucial artifact that could help in their fight against The Hollow.

star 8.01
2058 votes
Last Minute Resistance

#7 - Last Minute Resistance

Chicago P.D. Season 4 - Episode 19

After encouraging her sister to spend a night out with friends, Burgess wakes to find that Nicole never made it home. As the guilt begins to eat at Burgess, the team in Intelligence bands together to make finding Nicole their main priority. The case kicks into high gear when she is found clinging to life in an El station.

star 7.96
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Sanctuary

#8 - Sanctuary

Chicago P.D. Season 4 - Episode 12

After a female jogger is brutally murdered in the park, Rixton and Atwater arrive to see two suspects fleeing the scene. When the men make their way inside a church, the priest and parishioners gather outside to block law enforcement from entering. While investigating the case, Rixton gets caught in a lie with Voight.

star 7.89
1662 votes
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Ignite on Contact

#9 - Ignite on Contact

Chicago Fire Season 6 - Episode 2

After learning the school fire wasn't an accident, Chief Boden turns up the pressure on Severide and Casey to investigate the cause of the fire that trapped his wife. Fueled by a competitive bet against Firehouse 87, Mouch pushes all of the wrong buttons in his need to win the competitive challenge known as the firefighter muster. Meanwhile, as Kidd settles into her new living arrangement, her unresolved feelings prompt her to question the intentions of newcomer Hope.

star 7.84
1868 votes
Sacrifice

#10 - Sacrifice

Chicago P.D. Season 6 - Episode 20

A violent crew is hitting pharmaceutical delivery trucks and stealing drugs, but their motivation is more complicated than just money. The case tests Upton and Ruzek’s relationship.

star 7.84
864 votes
Wild at Heart

#11 - Wild at Heart

The Originals Season 3 - Episode 11

While Klaus finds himself dealing with pressing matters at home, Elijah reluctantly aligns with Aya after learning that she may have knowledge of an elusive weapon that could kill an Original vampire for good. Meanwhile, alone and shunned by her coven of witches, a desperate Davina is left conflicted after she is approached with an enticing offer that could bring her one step closer to reuniting with Kol.

star 7.80
1476 votes
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Doctor of the Dead

#12 - Doctor of the Dead

Z Nation Season 1 - Episode 13

The team is rerouted to a Colorado lab where they hope to find Dr. Merch.

star 7.79
1383 votes
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Anthem

#13 - Anthem

Chicago P.D. Season 5 - Episode 14

When a basketball star is found murdered after an anti-police rally, Intelligence navigates a politically charged environment to track down the killer. To complicate matters further, Woods' daughter Brianna is tangled up in the case.

star 7.75
1176 votes
There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True

#14 - There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True

Legacies Season 1 - Episode 10

Following a stay in Europe with her mother, Lizzie returns to Mystic Falls and comes face to face with someone who could make all her wishes come true – including making Hope Mikaelson disappear.

star 7.72
797 votes
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Resurrection Z

#15 - Resurrection Z

Z Nation Season 1 - Episode 6

An encounter with a seeming Utopian enclave and a religious cult results in a game changer when the survivors travel near Branson, Mo.

star 7.67
1530 votes
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Zunami

#16 - Zunami

Z Nation Season 1 - Episode 8

As they travel across Nebraska, the group finds themselves trapped in a morgue as a literal zombie tsunami engulfs them; at the same time, Citizen Z gets a visitor who might not be who he seems to be.

star 7.65
1399 votes
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Fracking Zombies

#17 - Fracking Zombies

Z Nation Season 1 - Episode 2

In New Jersey, the survivors run out of fuel and embark on a dangerous mission to replenish their supply. Meanwhile, Cassandra's past comes back to haunt her.

star 7.17
2006 votes
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Puppies and Kittens

#18 - Puppies and Kittens

Z Nation Season 1 - Episode 1

Three years into the zombie apocalypse, a ragtag team of everyday heroes comes together to transport the only known survivor of the zombie virus from Upstate New York to a lab in California, in hopes of using his blood for a vaccine. A zombie baby proves to be an early obstacle, and what they don't know is that their last, best hope for a vaccine is hiding a dark secret that threatens them all.

star 6.88
2798 votes
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