The Best Episodes Directed by John Polson
#1 - Heroine (2)
Elementary Season 1 - Episode 24
As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction. Sherlock and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.
#5 - Hurt Me, Hurt You
Elementary Season 5 - Episode 24
Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict, and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.
#9 - The Deductionist
Elementary Season 1 - Episode 14
Sherlock pursues Martin Ennis, an unpredictable criminal, before he strikes again. During the investigation, Sherlock is forced to work alongside Kathryn Drummond, the FBI profiler who literally wrote the book on Ennis. Meanwhile, Watson faces eviction from her apartment.
#10 - A Difference in Kind
Elementary Season 4 - Episode 24
Holmes and Watson’s lives are threatened by an influential, worldwide criminal network connected to the murder attempt on Morland Holmes. Also, Sherlock’s grievances with his father threaten their alliance to bring their mutual adversary to justice.
#11 - The Grand Experiment
Elementary Season 2 - Episode 24
Rising tension between Sherlock and Joan brings their partnership to a crossroads, but they endeavor to put their differences aside while they help Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, who faces accusations of treason and murder.
#12 - Future Shock
FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 22
It's D-Day - April 29, 2010 - and while everyone waits to see if their flashforward visions come true, Mark uncovers the date of the next blackout, and Simon, with Demetri, attempts to stop it from happening by breaking into the NLAP mainframe.
#13 - Parenthood
Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 14
When a man’s family is robbed and beaten in front of him, and the assailant is shot and killed, the Reagan’s debate about how far they would go to protect their family. Meanwhile, when a college student is arrested at a rally, Frank wrestles with her sentence due to her identity.
#14 - Friendly Fire
Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 2
When Danny is put on modified assignment after an incident in which a cop--who failed to identify himself--is shot, he faces Internal Affairs investigators, who are looking to his state of mind on that day for further implications.
#15 - Leverage
FBI Season 3 - Episode 9
When a political reporter is kidnapped and held without a ransom demand, the team must dig into her past relationships in order to pin down her assailant’s motive. Isobel’s relationship comes under fire when the case makes a connection to her boyfriend.
#16 - Trouble Dolls
Chicago P.D. Season 8 - Episode 13
The shocking murder of a young pregnant woman leads the team on a desperate hunt for the killer, revealing something even darker than expected. Burgess has to make a tough decision about Makayla.
#18 - Got a Friend in Me
Chicago Med Season 5 - Episode 5
Dr. Choi and Dr. Marcel don’t see eye to eye over the treatment of a patient’s chronic pain. Rumors circulate about Maggie. Dr. Manning works to help a young boy, but she is challenged by his parents, who believe in only using holistic remedies.
#19 - A View With a Room
Elementary Season 4 - Episode 12
Captain Gregson’s colleague from Narcotics asks Holmes to orchestrate the perfect heist inside the heavily armed and virtually impenetrable compound of a drug-dealing biker gang. Also, when Watson assists Fiona Helbron, who helped her on a recent case, she makes a surprising discovery about Holmes.
#20 - Old Wounds
Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 3
Danny believes a serial killer is on the loose when two separate murder victims are identified as members of a group charged with a gang rape. Meanwhile, Erin’s ex-husband, attorney Jack Boyle, resurfaces in her life as they face off in court.
#22 - A Controlled Descent
Elementary Season 3 - Episode 24
Holmes and Watson take on an investigation of a personal nature when Holmes’ recovery sponsor, Alfredo, suddenly disappears. As they delve into Alfredo’s life for clues, Holmes questions whether their friend has been abducted, or worse, if he suffered a relapse into addiction.
#24 - Seed Money
Elementary Season 3 - Episode 10
While Kitty tries to find a runaway teen, Sherlock and Joan work a case in which the murder of a brilliant bioengineer looks to be at the hands of a drug cartel. Also, Joan makes a major life decision but worries it will impact Sherlock negatively, not knowing that Sherlock has big news of his own.
#26 - Enough Nemesis to Go Around
Elementary Season 3 - Episode 1
Sherlock returns to New York with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London’s MI6. However, Gregson won’t let him resume consulting for the department without permission from his former partner, Joan, the NYPD’s new go-to private investigator.
#28 - Henny Penny the Sky is Falling
Elementary Season 5 - Episode 4
Captain Gregson lobbies to include Holmes and Watson when his unit is selected to receive a city commendation for its exemplary work. As Holmes and Watson consult on the investigation into a financial analyst’s murder, they are drawn into the world of asteroid research.
#29 - My Funny Valentine
Blue Bloods Season 1 - Episode 14
When a girl is kidnapped, Jackie and Danny suspect her drug-addicted boyfriend is responsible; Erin’s relationship with her boss takes a step forward.
#30 - Ends and Means
Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 20
When two Wall Street brokers are killed in drug deals, Danny looks to question a wounded accomplice at the hospital but he is stopped by Linda, who won’t let Danny see him until after surgery. But when the accomplice dies during the procedure, Danny and Linda battle over the judgment call.
#31 - Up to Heaven and Down to Hell
Elementary Season 4 - Episode 15
When Watson runs into Captain Gregson and his secret girlfriend, a former NYPD officer, she inadvertently sets the couple’s breakup in motion. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a wealthy woman who left her considerable estate solely to a beloved dog.
#34 - Those Things Hidden in Plain Sight
Chicago Med Season 6 - Episode 2
Goodwin announces a new ED Chief, and the choice doesn't make everyone happy. Dr. Manning takes a stand for her patient and finds herself dealing with the repercussions. Dr. Charles tends to family affairs.
#35 - The Past Is Parent
Elementary Season 4 - Episode 1
As Holmes faces criminal charges in the aftermath of his recent violent behavior and relapse back into heroin, his position with the NYPD is put in jeopardy. Holmes concentrates on the case of a missing wife believed to have been killed by her husband to try to get back in the department’s good graces, while at the same time expecting a visit from his father.
#36 - Unorthodox
The Good Wife Season 1 - Episode 7
Alicia, representing a daughter of one of the partner in the firm, finds herself very attracted to her co-counsel, mostly because of his unorthodox approach of defending their client.
#38 - Blood Brothers
The Mentalist Season 1 - Episode 22
Patrick Jane, Agent Lisbon and the CBI Team investigate the murder of a student in a wilderness program for troubled kids. Patrick Jane must find a clever way to convince the troubled kids at a wilderness program to confide in him about what really happened surrounding the death of one of their peers.
#39 - One Watson, One Holmes
Elementary Season 3 - Episode 19
Holmes and Watson find themselves in the middle of a civil war being fought on the Internet when a member of Everyone, the anonymous hacker group they periodically work with, is murdered.
#40 - Maggie's Drawers
The Code Season 1 - Episode 5
When two Marines are accidentally killed in a weapons test, Abe and Harper square off against Trey as prosecution and defense for the soldier who is accused of tampering with the system. Also, Abe helps out his best friend’s widow, Alex, and Col. Turnbull gives Maya an important assignment.
#41 - Blood and Sand
The Mentalist Season 4 - Episode 5
The CBI team investigates the murder of a woman whose corpse washed up on an island off the coast of California. Rigsby worries that his relationship with a public defender will create awkwardness between him and Van Pelt.
#42 - Blood In, Blood Out
The Mentalist Season 2 - Episode 14
When a member of Cho's former gang, the Avon Park Playboys, is found murdered, Patrick Jane insists on helping Cho with his off-the-books investigation.
#44 - The Dead Come Back
Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 - Episode 10
Emma fights to survive John. Mary attempts a rescue that sees both women fight John to the death. In the coverup Mary learns the painful truth about Theresa. Mary reneges on her promise to clear Emma’s name and Emma has to flee. Finding her daughter has been taken by Theresa, Emma vows to find her. The killer of Jess is revealed and brutal justice is delivered to the Lord family.
#45 - Rekt in Real Life
Elementary Season 5 - Episode 14
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a former professional eSports video game player during a live video stream. Shinwell approaches Joan for advice when his teenage daughter asks to meet with him for the first time in years.
#46 - Bits and Pieces
Elementary Season 6 - Episode 5
Holmes and Watson retrace Holmes’ steps after he finds himself in possession of a severed head and no memory of the past six hours or why he has it.
#47 - Revelation Zero (1)
FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 11
Mark is suspended from duty at the FBI and must meet with a Bureau-appointed therapist in order to regain his badge; Demetri reluctantly teams with CIA agent Vogel to continue the search for Lloyd, while a suspended Mark resumes his own investigation into his disappearance; with Lloyd missing, Simon attempts to hack into his computer in search of clues; Janis is assigned to accompany Simon and learns some family secrets about him; and Nicole speaks with a man who was transformed during the blackout in order to help her restore her faith and understand her horrific flashforward vision.
#48 - Countdown
FlashForward Season 1 - Episode 21
Mark continues his interrogation of Hellinger in a desperate attempt to find out when the next blackout will occur; Demetri must choose between helping Janis and Simon break into NLAP to stop the blackout from occurring, or turning the fugitive Simon in to the FBI; Lloyd finds the common denominator that can help him solve the complex equation he was working on in his flashforward; while Tracy fights for her life, Aaron discovers why Jericho was after her; and Nicole wrestles over her strong feelings for Bryce and what would happen if she told him she knew the whereabouts of Keiko.
#49 - No Ordinary Mobster
No Ordinary Family Season 1 - Episode 7
George asks Jim to help him take down a mobster who has eluded arrest for years. Meanwhile, Stephanie disobeys Dr. King's wishes and tries to find out more about Volson's research, and Daphne asks JJ to use his powers to help her impress a boy.
#50 - Nightmares
Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 7
When a knife-wielding attacker dressed as Baron Samedi, the Spirit of Death, stabs a man in costume on Halloween, Danny enters the world of voodoo. Meanwhile, DCPI Garrett opens up to Frank about a dark secret, and Erin and Nicky take Jack and Sean trick-or-treating.
#51 - Driven
Without a Trace Season 6 - Episode 17
A truck driver goes missing after saving a boy's life, and the team determines if that has anything to do with his disappearance. Meanwhile, Jack's mental health is examined by a psychiatrist.
#52 - Now You See Me
Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 - Episode 7
Faced with news of Theresa’s murder, Emma begins to fear what she may be capable of having done. A local woman with second sight triggers chilling memories that point to Emma’s involvement in Theresa’s death and lead to a disturbing discovery of further damage to girls at the group home. John draws closer to an unsuspecting Emma and Mary clears her life of everything except revenge.
#53 - Cackle-Bladder Blood
The Mentalist Season 3 - Episode 2
When Jane's shady brother-in-law (Kevin Rankin) comes to town and becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, Jane is forced to help him.
#54 - Burn Me When I’m Gone
Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 - Episode 2
Emma finds Jess’ body has gone. Pete convinces her she has hallucinated on her medication but may be hiding secrets too. But she finds her own proof that what happened in the bayou was real and vows to find the truth while further memories of a dark episode with Kit begin to resurface. Mary holds a vigil for her missing daughter that brings a new lead and John gleans insight into Emma’s past.
#55 - The No-Brainer
Fringe Season 1 - Episode 12
Olivia, Walter and Peter are called in to investigate the death of a car salesman who was found in a pool of "goo," exactly like another man across the country. When Walter discovers that the "goo" is brain matter, the trio tries to figure out how the killer can liquefy human brains. As the deaths pile up, the investigation reveals a common thread linking the victims together in an unthinkable manner. Meanwhile, Olivia is horrified when the case places a loved one in harm's way
#56 - The King, The Widow and Rick
The Walking Dead Season 8 - Episode 6
With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.