The Best Episodes Directed by Jonathan Glassner

Origin of Species

#1 - Origin of Species

The Outer Limits (1995) Season 4 - Episode 23

In this sequel to Double Helix, Dr. Ira Nodel (RON RIFKIN) has his body altered to communicate with aliens who have seeded Earth with their genetic material. He is joined on an alien spaceship by son Paul (Ryan Reynolds), Paul's girlfriend Hope (Kathleen Duborg), and six students. But, when Dr. Nodel touches a glowing post in the ship's control room, both he and Paul are consumed by a mysterious light. This leads Hope and the students to believe that they've been lead into a trap, a suspicion that is reinforced when the ship captures two of the students and pulls them through the wall. Desperate to find out what's going on, Hope reads Dr. Nodel's journal and risks her life by touching the glowing post. Her body begins the same transformation, and a strange glowing entity speaks in the voices of Dr. Nodel and Paul, trying to communicate with her. The ship, however, continues to snatch the students two by two.

star 8.51
33 votes
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Land of Opportunity

#2 - Land of Opportunity

Close to Home Season 1 - Episode 17

Annabeth and her office investigate a string of real-estate fraud cases involving a crooked real estate developer. Annabeth and her D.A team try to help homeoowners who are being scammed into buying homes more than they're worth by the housing developer who build them. It gets to the point where the real estate developer fires her own husband from his contruction housing job in order not to get caught by the D.A.

star 8.30
10 votes
The Serpent's Lair

#3 - The Serpent's Lair

Stargate SG-1 Season 2 - Episode 1

With SG-1 trapped on Klorel's ship, it seems that Earth is doomed as the Pyramid Ships prepare to destroy Earth.

star 8.20
681 votes
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Point of View

#4 - Point of View

Stargate SG-1 Season 3 - Episode 6

SG-1 must free an alternate reality Earth from a Goa'uld invasion after duplicates of Samantha Carter and Charles Kawalsky come through the quantum mirror.

star 8.14
555 votes
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#5 - Uberlin

Covert Affairs Season 2 - Episode 12

While on the trail of Isaak Von Hagen, a known money launderer, Annie prepares to turn his wife, Elsa, into a CIA asset.

star 8.10
349 votes
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Flowers for Hobbes

#6 - Flowers for Hobbes

The Invisible Man (2000) Season 1 - Episode 17

Hobbes and Darien are on the trail of a sperm thief. A college professor is using the sperm to isolate intelligence-causing genes, and put them into a retrovirus. Hobbes is accidentally infected and soon begins to become more and more intelligent. But the partners discover that the gene therapy is lethal. Bobby becomes smart enough to create a cure...but refuses to do so, preferring to die smart then live dumb. Darien infects himself, leaving Hobbes no choice but to come up with a cure to save his friend.

star 8.00
3 votes
The Torment of Tantalus

#7 - The Torment of Tantalus

Stargate SG-1 Season 1 - Episode 11

SG-1 tracks down Catherine Langford's fiance, who took the first Stargate trip in 1945, and discovers an ancient meeting hall that may hold the secrets of the universe itself.

star 7.98
587 votes
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Vanishing Act

#8 - Vanishing Act

The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 21

THE OUTER LIMITS examines the classic domestic fable of a husband who leaves to go to the store and doesn't return for ten years. Where has he been? And why? It happens to Trevor McPhee and his return is more than a little distressing for his wife Theresa, especially since he insists he was in a car crash ... only hours ago. Then, just after they reconcile, he vanishes again ... for another decade. Trevor finds himself trapped between two worlds; one is a recurring nightmare of caves and predatory creatures; the other is the real world, ever-changing as civilization leaves him further and further behind. Is Trevor mad ... or just reaching The Outer Limits?

star 7.98
41 votes
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The Score

#9 - The Score

CSI: Miami Season 4 - Episode 12

The CSIs investigate the brutal murder of a man who was learning how to pick up women at a hot nightclub. Meanwhile, Horatio tries to help out Marisol, Eric Delko's sister, who was arrested on drug charges.

star 7.95
274 votes
The Camp

#10 - The Camp

The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 7

For Twelve generations, mankind has lived in concentration-type camps, imprisoned by the human collaborators of the alien New Masters. But when one woman dares to challenge the authority of her Commander, the desire to be free is pitted against this seemingly, unvanquishable foe. Or are they as powerful as they seem?

star 7.92
47 votes
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In the Light

#11 - In the Light

Covert Affairs Season 1 - Episode 5

In order to stop a weapons shipment, Annie asks a former operative for help and attracts Henry Wilcox's and her former lover Ben Mercer's attention.

star 7.87
395 votes
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#12 - Three-Way

CSI: Miami Season 4 - Episode 5

Three suburban housewives on a girls' weekend in Miami are the prime suspects when the hotel's handsome pool boy is found murdered. When Horatio is tipped off that his team is facing a surprise efficiency review, he must trust Calleigh, Delko and Ryan to work together to find the killer. However, when they independently follow the evidence, each discovers that their analysis points to a different killer.

star 7.86
230 votes

#13 - Free

Nikita Season 1 - Episode 12

Now an agent, Alex gets a new apartment and is given a cover job. She meets her new neighbor Nathan who invites her to a party at his house. Nikita warns Alex about getting too involved with people but Alex struggles between her duties at Division and living a normal life. Nikita realizes Division has implanted a kill chip in Alex's head and sets out to gain control of the chip. While interrogating Birkhoff, Nikita stuns Ryan by revealing a secret.

star 7.85
385 votes
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Not Landing

#14 - Not Landing

CSI: Miami Season 2 - Episode 21

After a small plane crashes at a Miami beach and the pilot dies, Horatio finds remnants at the crash site of chemical used in making cocaine, and it seems that the victim's business partner may have sabotaged the aircraft. However, when evidence suggests that the pilot may have died before the crash, the team investigates the victim's neighbors – all wealthy residents of a secluded cul-de-sac where lust, jealousy and greed are dangerous motives for murder.

star 7.84
335 votes
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You Only Die Once

#15 - You Only Die Once

CSI: NY Season 4 - Episode 3

After a series of heists in the city (one including Det. Chief Sinclair's house) one of the "super spies" involved is robbed of his life. The team works to solve the robberies and the murder, as both are obviously connected.

star 7.77
97 votes
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#16 - Heroine

Standoff Season 1 - Episode 8

After Matt and Emily save a young woman from a hostage situation, they learn the woman could be the victim of a stalker. Although Emily learns the woman has feelings for Matt and could be making false claims, Matt is determined to save her again.

star 7.75
8 votes
Trial by Fire

#17 - Trial by Fire

The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 9

On the day of Charles Halsey's inauguration as President of the United States, scientists detect a large object heading towards Earth at half the speed of light. Halsey, a peace-loving liberal, is rushed to an underground bunker by the Presidential transition team, a group of aides and military men that share the hawkish bent of the previous administration. As the crisis unfolds, it becomes clear that the object came from an armada of alien ships, which are fast approaching Earth. Contact is made, but the aliens' message is unclear. As the U.S. and the other nuclear powers gear up to defend themselves, Halsey must decide: Are these invaders bent on conquering earth or benevolent explorers reaching out to another civilization?

star 7.74
57 votes
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Game Over

#18 - Game Over

CSI: Miami Season 3 - Episode 18

An extreme skateboarder and videogame tester is found dead on a half-pipe platform used to program extreme skateboarding video games. The CSIs discover that he was wearing reflective sensors when he was killed, so the motion-capture device used to produce these videogames recorded the murder as it happened, but not the murderer. Now the team delves into the highly competitive world of videogame programmers and testers to find the killer.

star 7.71
333 votes
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Cop Killer

#19 - Cop Killer

CSI: Miami Season 3 - Episode 13

During a routine traffic stop, a police officer is murdered and now Horatio and the team must track down the killer. The only witness to the murder is a civilian who was doing a ride-along with the officer, but who is now missing. Roadside evidence leads the CSIs to Missy Marshall, a teenage girl who was with the killer at the time of the murder. However, as the team searches for the civilian and the killer, they find that Missy may have been more involved with killer and the shooting than she is admitting. Meanwhile, Horatio and Rebecca's relationship is in jeopardy when they don't see eye to eye on a case.

star 7.69
319 votes
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Sex, Lies and Silicone

#20 - Sex, Lies and Silicone

CSI: NY Season 5 - Episode 4

The team investigates the puzzling death of a woman named Ann Steele. To solve the case, the team must look for a life size silicone doll. When the team runs into the factory that makes them, it prompts some amusement for some of the team. Meanwhile, Hawkes meets up with an old college friend who later asks him to compromise some evidence in the case.

star 7.63
99 votes
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The Mother Lode

#21 - The Mother Lode

Prison Break Season 4 - Episode 17

star 7.62
1062 votes
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The Gamekeeper

#22 - The Gamekeeper

Stargate SG-1 Season 2 - Episode 4

SG-1 is imprisoned in a virtual reality realm and forced to relive the worst moments of their lives over and over.

star 7.62
532 votes
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Out of Mind

#23 - Out of Mind

Stargate SG-1 Season 2 - Episode 22

O'Neill, Carter and Jackson awaken from stasis in what appears to be the S.G.C. -- almost 80 years in the future.

star 7.62
533 votes
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The Mother Lode

#24 - The Mother Lode

Prison Break Season 4 - Episode 17

Michael and Sara journey to Miami while Lincoln meets with his mother. T-Bag and Self's mission to locate Scylla takes a dramatic turn. The General comes under pressure.

star 7.59
1083 votes
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CSI: My Nanny

#25 - CSI: My Nanny

CSI: Miami Season 6 - Episode 10

Lifestyles of the rich and famous come under the CSI microscope when a wealthy family's nanny turns up dead.

star 7.49
427 votes
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Stuck on You

#26 - Stuck on You

CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 14

Stella is invited to an art gallery where she sees several paintings done by an artist named James Golden. Stella thought she was going to Frankie's place and not to an art gallery. Outside the exhibit two people are kissing and one of them is shot in the back with an arrow.

star 7.44
80 votes
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#27 - Jamalot

CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 10

Mac and Stella work on the case of a female roller derby player. Danny and Hawkes look into the murder of one of New York's upcoming crop of writers.

star 7.25
88 votes
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