The Best Episodes Directed by Jonathan Frakes
#1 - Silence of the Dan
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 16
While investigating a stolen painting at a doctor's house, Dan faints, and is restricted to desk duty until he recovers. Despite the handicap, Jack and Dan must find and capture the mysterious art thief, who may have left more at the crime scene than he intended.
#2 - The White Room
Roswell Season 1 - Episode 21
Max finds himself in a white room with no windows or doors, facing questions by Agent Pierce. Isabel telepathically contacts Max, who leaves her clues to his location. Michael, Isabel and Tess then set out on a rescue mission.
#6 - New Eden
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 - Episode 2
A new signal appears, prompting Stamets’ emotional return to the mycelial network and leading Burnham, Pike and Owosekun to a pre-warp planet, where they face a complex ethical dilemma. Tilly’s overeagerness lands her in trouble but when the planet – and Discovery’s landing party – are threatened, her curiosity may be the one thing that can save them.
#8 - The Lonely Hearts Job
Leverage Season 4 - Episode 15
While searching for a philanthropist’s missing wife, the team comes up against a grifter ring running a web of sophisticated “Sweetheart Scams”. Now, Nate must learn how to steal hearts… or risk losing Sophie’s for good.
#11 - Impact
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5 - Episode 2
In an effort to help Sam and Deeks return to work, Hetty calls upon Operational Psychologist Nate Getz to help them cope with their traumatic experience. Meanwhile, the rest of the NCIS: LA team investigates the murder of a former Navy Admiral and a controversial journalist aboard a private jet.
#15 - The Queen's Gambit Job
Leverage Season 4 - Episode 10
Jim Sterling asks Nate for help taking down a researcher who has designed a nuclear weight that will allow a terrorist nation to manufacture enriched uranium. However, it soon becomes clear that the Interpol agent has an ulterior motive, one which isolates Nate, gets Sophie arrested, and takes Eliot out of commission.
#18 - Absolute Candor
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 - Episode 4
The crew's journey to Freecloud takes a detour when Picard orders a stop at the planet Vashti, where Picard and Raffi relocated Romulan refugees 14 years earlier. Upon arrival, Picard reunites with Elnor, a young Romulan he befriended during the relocation. Meanwhile, Narek continues his attempts to learn more about Soji while Narissa's impatience with his lack of progress grows.
#19 - The Morning After Job
Leverage Season 3 - Episode 13
To get a violent hedge fund manager to reveal information that could lead to Damien Moreau, the Leverage team convinces the man that he has murdered Parker, not knowing that their con has made the rogue financier the target of assassins.
#20 - Job Security
King & Maxwell Season 1 - Episode 8
King and Maxwell are hired to locate a stolen cell phone and are immediately put to the test when the search turns into an unexpected partnership with the CIA. Meanwhile, Sean receives some interesting information regarding the Ritter assassination.
#21 - Kill the Messenger
Castle (2009) Season 2 - Episode 8
After a bike messenger, carrying a package with content that is able to free a wrongly convicted man from prison, is brutally murdered, Castle and Beckett need to investigate the case. But they are surprised to find out that the tragic death is linked to another murder case previously investigated by Captain Montgomery. Now, in order to solve the new murder, Castle and Beckett must dig deep and discover all the secrets of a prominent New York family.
#24 - Official Business
Burn Notice Season 6 - Episode 9
The CIA recruits Fiona to break into a guarded safe after a civilian asset winds up in over her head with a black market entrepreneur. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse visit a mercenary training camp in hopes of finding the whereabouts of an exceptionally skilled sniper.
#26 - Acceptable Loss
Burn Notice Season 5 - Episode 17
A friend of Jesse asks the team to help take out his boss, who has been smuggling blood diamonds into the country with the help of diplomatic immunity. Michael asks Pearce for help transferring a prisoner who may be able to provide him with information on Anson.
#27 - Sirens
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 - Episode 10
After an unknown female assailant kills two men disguised as Sherriff’s deputies in front of Callen’s home, the NCIS team gets a new lead in the ongoing mole investigation. Also, Nell visits a prison to interview an inmate withholding information on the department’s leak.
#28 - The Scream
Switched at Birth Season 3 - Episode 6
Kathryn’s murder mystery party quickly gets complicated when both John and Kathryn discover something about each other. Bay tries to get an invite to Tank’s fraternity luau. Meanwhile, Daphne plans a 21st birthday party for Campbell
#30 - Journey to Xilbalba
Falling Skies Season 3 - Episode 9
Tom uncovers confidential intelligence about the heart of the alien operation. Meanwhile, Charleston prepares to mount an offensive against the Espheni, but a massive explosion brings the operation to a halt. And the identity of the mole is finally uncovered, but not before more blood has been shed.
#33 - Art Like Love is Dedication
Switched at Birth Season 4 - Episode 8
Bay tries to figure out how she can pursue an art career. Regina invites Eric and his son to stay with her temporarily. Mingo asks Daphne to hang out. Meanwhile, Kathryn offers to help Travis with his English.
#34 - The Chase
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 6 - Episode 20
Stardate: 46731.5 - Picard's old archaeology professor is found murdered, the crew try to complete his research. Soon, the crew must compete with Romulans and Klingons and Cardassians to uncover the truth behind his discoveries.
#35 - The Gimme a K Street Job
Leverage Season 5 - Episode 5
When a cheerleader is injured through corporate negligence, Parker takes over the role of the cheerleading squad's disgraced coach while the other members of the Leverage team attempt to get safety legislation passed in Congress.
#36 - Behind the Music
Roswell Season 3 - Episode 8
When an old love visits Maria her passion for music resurfaces, which jeopardizes her relationship with Michael. Meanwhile, while Max's father is still trying to put together all the pieces of his investigation, Isabel joins Max in the quest to stop him.
#37 - The Fast and the Furriest
Castle (2009) Season 5 - Episode 20
When Castle and Beckett find giant footprints at the site of a vicious murder, the team is forced to confront the unlikely theory that Bigfoot is the killer. But as they trek into the world of primate research, big game hunting and mythological creatures, they realize that finding the man (or beast) responsible may put them on the endangered species list.
#38 - Stealing Fire
Powers (2015) Season 2 - Episode 4
New evidence suggests the main suspect in Retro Girl’s murder may be a rare Power gone rogue. With contempt between the Powers Division and the FBI escalating to a breaking point, Walker attempts to gain Agent Lange’s trust.
#41 - And Then There Was One
Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 12
When the group goes searching for Janet and Ulrich, they discover all their supplies have disappeared. After finding the pair, they turn to Ulrich for help, but soon realize they are left on their own to survive. Meanwhile, Kat and Renbe receive crucial information from a medical examiner that leads them dangerously close to "The Program."
#42 - Pria
The Orville Season 1 - Episode 5
After the crew saves a stranded ship and its attractive captain, Ed becomes smitten with the Orville’s new guest, while Kelly suspects all is not what it seems. Meanwhile, Gordon attempts to teach Isaac the art of pulling off a practical joke.
#44 - All or Nothing
Burn Notice Season 7 - Episode 6
Michael and Fiona pose as hackers at a malicious programming syndicate in order to steal information for Sonya. But Michael’s life gets complicated when working with Fiona again brings back painful memories. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse help Barry track down a former girlfriend in exchange for falsified documents.
#45 - Stardust City Rag
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 - Episode 5
The La Sirena crew begin an unpredictable and lively expedition on Freecloud to search for Bruce Maddox. When they learn Maddox has found himself in a precarious situation, a familiar face offers her assistance.
#46 - Don't Tase Me, Bro
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 9
Dan goofs up when he accidentally outs a witness in the Witness Protection Program. While a hitman from a dangerous crime family searches for the witness to keep the testimony buried, Jack and Dan team up with a U.S. Marshal to protect the innocent and stop the bad guys' nefarious plot.
#47 - And the Point of Salvation
The Librarians (2014) Season 2 - Episode 8
The Clipping Book sends the team to a high-tech research facility, where the researchers have been turned into mindless monsters by some bizarre power source in the center's lab. When they disconnect the artifact, however, they find themselves stuck in a time loop.
#48 - The Well
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 - Episode 8
Ward becomes exposed to a piece of an Asgardian staff, which causes his worst memory to resurface.
#49 - And the Fatal Separation
The Librarians (2014) Season 3 - Episode 9
When the Monkey King's sacred homeland of Shangri-La is taken over by a ruthless collector of magical artifacts, the balance of the Universe is put in jeopardy, forcing all the Librarians to come together to help save the imperiled land… at what could be a terrible cost.
#52 - Respite
Falling Skies Season 5 - Episode 6
Injured, Tom takes refuge with a unique family who has distanced themselves from the fight, giving him a glimpse of life without war. Hal and Isabella's romance grows as they search for a missing Tom. Meanwhile, The 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device that could be a linchpin to winning the war... if they can figure out how to use it. And Maggie makes a decision that has consequences for her and the entire 2nd Mass.
#53 - teMpted
The Gifted Season 2 - Episode 13
Lauren stops sleeping so she can avoid the forces in her dreams pushing her towards joining Andy and giving in to her dark side. Glow is in trouble after being shot by the Purifiers, and Blink convinces the Morlocks to let Caitlin save Glow. Meanwhile, Polaris learns the details of what Reeva is planning, and Reed helps Lauren fight off her dreams.
#56 - And the Graves of Time
The Librarians (2014) Season 4 - Episode 6
When Baird goes after Nicole Noone in an attempt to repair her rift with the Library, she ends up joining Nicole in a mission to retrieve a dangerous artifact before it falls into the hands of Russian grave robbers. But can she convince Nicole to forgive the Library and return home with her? Or, will Nicole open Baird's eyes to the dangers of a Guardian dedicating herself, heart and soul, to the Library?
#58 - Identity
Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 10
When new night manager Mr. Ulrich informs the group that all "guests" are restricted to the hotel they feel even more trapped. The level of uneasiness heightens when they return to their rooms and find very personal items that remind them of their pasts. Meanwhile, Kat and Renbe explore a duplicate abandoned town and find out a whole lot more than they bargained for.
#59 - Free Ride
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 - Episode 10
Callen, Sam, Kensi and Deeks spend Christmas aboard an aircraft carrier investigating the death of a fellow NCIS special agent. Meanwhile, Nell and Eric make the most of the holidays back at headquarters and Hetty takes a trip.
#60 - Incoming
Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 5
After discovering that Tori is missing, the group's search for her turns up a mysterious newcomer with the name "Erika" tattooed on her arm. Erika reacts violently to her new surroundings and physically attacks Joe, Janet, Blackham, and Moira. Meanwhile, a suspicious Renbe believes he's found a link between Tori's fate and Janet's disappearance.
#61 - And the Trial of the Triangle
The Librarians (2014) Season 3 - Episode 6
In order to stop the spread of Pure Evil, the team must find the Eye of Ra and unravel the mystery of The Bermuda Triangle. Flynn must also pass a series of tests that will help him find the eye and reveal a great deal about himself.
#62 - And the Silver Screen
The Librarians (2014) Season 4 - Episode 4
When Flynn and Baird are sucked into Baird’s favorite classic Film Noir movie, the Librarians are drawn into the world of movie magic – literally – where they’ll need to perfect their lassoing skills, sharpshooting, and snappy dialogue if they’re going to make it out alive.
#64 - Disorder
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 11
Kensi connects personally with a discharged Navy Intelligence officer suffering from post traumatic stress disorder who is the sole survivor of a deadly dispute being investigated by the NCIS team.
#65 - And the Infernal Contract
The Librarians (2014) Season 2 - Episode 6
An old friend of Baird's is running for Mayor of a small New Hampshire town and finds himself embroiled in a scandal in the form of a missing intern and a literal contract with the Devil. Baird soon finds herself in a battle not only for her own soul, but also for the souls of all the Librarians.
#66 - Door Number Three
Falling Skies Season 4 - Episode 6
After months apart, Tom finally reunites with his family and the 2nd Mass. But the joyous reunion is cut short as Lexi undergoes a health crisis tied to her hybrid DNA. The crisis pits family members against one another as they fight over how to deal with Lexi’s illness. Anne goes to great lengths to save her daughter.
#67 - The Offspring
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 - Episode 16
Stardate: 43657.0 Data becomes a father when he creates a Soong-type android in the form of a daughter named Lal. Issues are complicated when Lal starts showing signs of a more evolved consciousness, including the ability to feel emotions, which attracts the attention of Starfleet scientists who want to take her away from Data and examine her advanced systems.
#70 - Secrets and Lies
Roswell Season 3 - Episode 4
Max travels to Hollywood while investigating a murder he believes was committed by an alien. He discovers a link to a Paramount science fiction show called "They Are Among Us" and when he goes to the Paramount lot to investigate he ends up auditioning for the part of an alien on an episode of "Enterprise" directed by Star Trek alum, Jonathan Frakes. Meanwhile, back in Roswell, Isabel and Jesse struggle over how to reveal their engagement to their families.
#71 - John May
V (2009) Season 1 - Episode 7
Erica, Ryan and Jack go on a harrowing mission to find the legendary John May in order to rescue Georgie. Anna brings Chad aboard the Mothership for a story on her Live Aboard Program and Tyler confronts his mom about his mysterious past.
#72 - Marriage is Murder
The Glades Season 1 - Episode 8
A ruthless divorce attorney is murdered. Meanwhile Callie's son, Jeff claims to have seen a man standing at his window, but Callie believes he's imagining it. Believing Jeff is telling the truth he has the boy look at mugshots on the computer, through which Jeff finds out the truth about his fathers criminal past and confronts his mom.
#73 - LD50
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 - Episode 14
A crime scene poses a national security risk when the LA team discovers the location was used to create a deadly toxin which is now missing.
#76 - Reunion
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 - Episode 7
Picard is asked to choose between two candidates to succeed the current Chancellor of the Klingon High Council as the new ruler of the Empire. Worf is disturbed by unexpected news when he is paid a visit by his former lover.
#77 - The Sanctuary
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 - Episode 8
Burnham and the Discovery crew travel to Book's home planet to help rescue it from Osyraa, the formidable leader of the Emerald Chain. Stamets and Adira continue their search for valuable information about the origin of the Burn.
#78 - Projections
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 3
Stardate: 48892.1 When the Doctor is activated during a Red Alert, he learns that the ship has been abandoned, and that only B'Elanna Torres and an injured Captain Janeway are left on board. Soon afterwards, Lt. Barclay appears and tells him that his entire time on Voyager is an elaborate simulation, and he's really a holo-engineer by the name of Zimmerman on Jupiter station in the Alpha Quadrant, who has been trapped on a holodeck for six hours. If he does not destroy Voyager's warp core and end the program soon he will die.
#83 - Parturition
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 7
Stardate: Unknown When Neelix and Paris find themselves trapped on a planet dubbed 'Planet Hell', they become the unwilling parents of an infant alien that is near death. In the meantime, a ship appears and begins attacking Voyager.
#85 - The Discarded
Masters of Science Fiction Season 1 - Episode 4
A group of people are sentenced to drift in space forever so they take one final chance at returning back to Earth.
#86 - Left-Handed Murder
Diagnosis Murder Season 3 - Episode 18
Dr. Sloan is the executor of his friend, Preston Michael's, estate after Michaels is found in the body of a shark. Things turn interesting after traces of poison are found in Michaels' body and three women, all apparently married to Michaels, attend the reading of the will.
#87 - Meridian
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 3 - Episode 8
Jadzia falls in love with a scientist on a planet whose inhabitants shift between this universe and a plane of pure energy every sixty years.
#89 - Sub Rosa
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 7 - Episode 14
Stardate: Unknown - Dr. Crusher attends her grandmother's funeral, to find that she had been in romantic encounters with a mysterious man who had been haunting the Howard family women for generations.
#90 - The Lineman (1)
The Twilight Zone (2002) Season 1 - Episode 11
Tyler inherits the power to hear people's thoughts after a freak lightening storm. Eventually, he begins to abuse his new gift, using it as a means of acquiring vast wealth and personal gain. But then Tyler learns that his new power comes with a price.