The BEST episodes directed by John Polson

Heroine (2)
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8.33
1932 votes

#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.

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Closure
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8.01
210 votes

#2 - Closure

Without a Trace - Season 7 - Episode 1

A man, whose daughter went missing years ago, also goes missing, and the team tries to connect his desire to help another couple missing their son. Meanwhile, Jack is trying to adjust to his new boss, Clark Medina.

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M.
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8.00
5303 votes

#3 - M.

Elementary - Season 1 - Episode 12

Sherlock is reunited with "M." a British criminal who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York. Meanwhile, Joan has reservations about leaving Sherlock and taking on a new client.

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Lost Boy
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7.98
188 votes

#4 - Lost Boy

Without a Trace - Season 6 - Episode 1

The four-year-old adopted son of a celebrity couple is kidnapped, and the team must determine if the reason has to deal with the parents' status or the boy's own Sudanese origin.

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Hurt Me, Hurt You
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7.90
2857 votes

#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.

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Blood Is Thicker
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7.87
4400 votes

#6 - Blood Is Thicker

Elementary - Season 2 - Episode 8

When a beautiful young woman is murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate her ties to a billionaire CEO. Mycroft makes a case for Sherlock to move back to London.

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Step Nine
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7.86
4689 votes

#7 - Step Nine

Elementary - Season 2 - Episode 1

Holmes and Watson travel to London to help track down an old mentor and investigate an unsolved mystery. Meanwhile, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's estranged brother, reunites with Sherlock and reveals some secrets of his own.

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The Deductionist
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7.84
4825 votes

#8 - 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.

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Red John's Friends
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7.83
3054 votes

#9 - Red John's Friends

The Mentalist - Season 1 - Episode 11

Patrick Jane, enticed by the promise from a convicted murder that he'll reveal information about Red John upon his release, becomes singularly focused and quits the CBI in order to prove the prisoner is innocent.

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Parenthood
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7.82
892 votes

#10 - 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.

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Future Shock
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7.81
5149 votes

#11 - 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.

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A Difference in Kind
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7.80
2759 votes

#12 - 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.

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The Grand Experiment
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7.80
3221 votes

#13 - 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.

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Friendly Fire
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7.78
1175 votes

#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.

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Hard Reset
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7.74
228 votes

#15 - Hard Reset

Without a Trace - Season 6 - Episode 13

Jack goes missing after taking a case into his own hands which soon becomes intertwined with a human trafficking prostitution case that Vivian is working on.

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Trouble Dolls
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7.73
475 votes

#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.

A View With a Room
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7.72
2678 votes

#17 - 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.

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Got a Friend in Me
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7.72
652 votes

#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.

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The Outlaw Eddie Wagner
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7.72
274 votes

#19 - The Outlaw Eddie Wagner

Law & Order: Organized Crime - Season 2 - Episode 3

While Jet steps into the field to secure necessary intel for the team, Bell considers a proposition from Congressman Kilbride. Albi takes drastic measures to keep a secret safe. Stabler and Benson air some long-standing grievances.

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Old Wounds
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7.71
954 votes

#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.

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Crash and Burn
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7.71
164 votes

#21 - Crash and Burn

Without a Trace - Season 5 - Episode 21

A former soldier, now stuntman, goes missing and the team learns that he changed his will only short time before he went missing which makes them wonder who needed the money.

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Leverage
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7.70
664 votes

#22 - 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. Also, Isobel's relationship comes under fire when the case makes a connection to her boyfriend, Ethan.

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A Controlled Descent
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7.68
2359 votes

#23 - 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.

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Seed Money
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7.67
2307 votes

#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.

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The Dead Come Back
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7.66
150 votes

#25 - 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.

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Rip Off
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7.66
2794 votes

#26 - Rip Off

Elementary - Season 3 - Episode 5

Holmes and Kitty investigate the murder of a postal store owner whose death is connected to the illegal diamond trade. Meanwhile, Gregson's career is placed in jeopardy when he hits a fellow NYPD officer.

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Ends and Means
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7.65
876 votes

#27 - 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.

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Hustler
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7.64
459 votes

#28 - Hustler

FBI: Most Wanted - Season 2 - Episode 14

The team heads to D.C. to protect Ortiz’s former informant after a hitman tries to kill her. Also, Sarah helps Jess’ family prepares for Byron and Marie’s last-minute wedding on Jess’ farm.

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What's Your Story?
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7.64
2846 votes

#29 - What's Your Story?

Fear the Walking Dead - Season 4 - Episode 1

A lone traveler’s wearying journey is interrupted by new acquaintances, some who become friend, others who become foe.

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Allegiance
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7.63
626 votes

#30 - Allegiance

FBI - Season 4 - Episode 6

The team must track down a shooter targeting detectives from the same precinct and unit, while facing mounting tension from the NYPD. Also, Tiffany finds that her NYPD roots may be influencing her view of the situation.

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My Funny Valentine
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7.63
1340 votes

#31 - 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.

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Enough Nemesis to Go Around
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7.63
3197 votes

#32 - 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.

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Up to Heaven and Down to Hell
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7.63
2486 votes

#33 - 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.

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Henny Penny the Sky is Falling
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7.62
3153 votes

#34 - 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.

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Devotion
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7.61
159 votes

#35 - Devotion

Without a Trace - Season 7 - Episode 22

The team searches for a missing teen who's abductor left behind an amateur tape with her appearing on it.

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Fathers and Mothers, Daughters and Sons
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7.61
387 votes

#36 - Fathers and Mothers, Daughters and Sons

Chicago Med - Season 6 - Episode 8

Ethan hires an old Navy colleague to join him in the ED. A final custody hearing threatens to separate Daniel and his daughter. Maggie must make a choice that will change Auggie's life.

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Unorthodox
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7.60
2069 votes

#37 - 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.

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Wild Things
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7.59
895 votes

#38 - Wild Things

Zoo - Season 1 - Episode 12

Chloe tries to bring light to the rising threat from the animals. Jackson is taken to a hospital and while they are there Mitch works to create a cure. However, there are many obstacles they must overcome.

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Voice of the People
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7.59
396 votes

#39 - Voice of the People

FBI: International - Season 1 - Episode 8

When a group of Americans are among the victims of a bombing at a festival in Budapest, the team is brought in to find the perpetrators before they strike again. Also, when Vo's new beau is injured in the blast, she re-evaluates what dating truly means while in the bureau.

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The Past Is Parent
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7.59
2878 votes

#40 - 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.

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One Watson, One Holmes
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7.56
2536 votes

#41 - 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.

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Blood Brothers
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7.56
2778 votes

#42 - 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 to surround the death of one of their peers.

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Blood and Sand
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7.55
4376 votes

#43 - 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.

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Blood In, Blood Out
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7.54
4077 votes

#44 - 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.

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All in the Family
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7.54
1420 votes

#45 - All in the Family

Body of Proof - Season 1 - Episode 7

A father is found stabbed to death in his home in the Philadelphia suburbs; Kate takes a consulting role in a case with Megan's ex-husband.

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Maggie's Drawers
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7.54
312 votes

#46 - 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.

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Those Things Hidden in Plain Sight
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7.52
441 votes

#47 - 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.

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Bits and Pieces
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7.52
1876 votes

#48 - 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.

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Nightmares
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7.52
941 votes

#49 - 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.

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Countdown
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7.51
5125 votes

#50 - 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.

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