The BEST episodes directed by Jonathan Pontell

Snow Exit
4 votes

#1 - Snow Exit

Picket Fences - Season 4 - Episode 12

In the middle of a major snow storm, Judge Bone has a heart attack while, snowed-in at the police station, Mayor Bey goes into labor with only Jimmy to deliver her baby. Meanwhile, it's bonding time with lots of alcohol for Jill, Kimberly and Lydia, as Max is reunited with an old adversary - the one and only Barney Bratwurst.

Chapter Forty-Five
11 votes

#2 - Chapter Forty-Five

Boston Public - Season 3 - Episode 1

A new year arrives at Winslow High and new tensions immediately arise. Brooke is caught in the middle when a group of students plan a walkout because the administration has been unable to handle crucial issues such as toxic mold in the bathrooms and overcrowded classrooms. Harper and Guber try to talk to the students, but the students see it as another weak attempt to appease them. And when the students stage the walkout, a riot quickly ensues. Meanwhile, Marla finds a newborn baby in the toilet and discovers that her student Amy had just given birth and left the baby in the bathroom. Amy insists that she wanted her baby and was coming back to get her. Marla rationalizes that Amy was in shock and was coming back immediately. To protect Amy, Marla tells the police that her baby was on the floor. This prompts Danny, who is highly suspicious, to tell Harper and Guber, who are then forced to notify the authorities that evening. Senate runs into his student, Trina, while taking a drive in R

Chapter Sixty-Six
9 votes

#3 - Chapter Sixty-Six

Boston Public - Season 3 - Episode 22

When a student writes a letter to Whitney Houston asking her to attend the prom with him, faculty and students are amazed that she accepts. Houston's attendance at the prom causes Aisha, who is set to perfrom, to get stage fright. Meanwhile, Harper presents a radical way to prevent the firing of teachers for budget reasons; and Danny asks Claire's father's permission to marry her.

Dear Brother
572 votes

#4 - Dear Brother

Nashville (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 14

Juliette plans a surprise birthday party for Deacon, which is attended by real-life country stars Dan Auerbach, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kate York and Kip Moore. During the celebration, Rayna sings, backed up by Pam Tillis and Kate York as themselves, Watty White and Adria. However, Juliette's own performance is derailed by her mother. As Rayna and Teddy's divorce moves forward, the tabloids move in, speculating about Rayna's cheating and thrusting her children into the spotlight; Teddy decides to bring Peggy into his mayoral fold and holds a press conference to make it look like it's all business; and Gunnar's brother charms Scarlett with his singing.

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Chapter Forty-Four
10 votes

#5 - Chapter Forty-Four

Boston Public - Season 2 - Episode 22

Staff and students at Winslow High struggle to get on with their lives after a number of tragic events.

Chapter Thirty-Four
16 votes

#6 - Chapter Thirty-Four

Boston Public - Season 2 - Episode 12

The faculty decide to have a staff talent show to lighten the mood at Winslow. Lipschultz asks Ronnie to sing a duet with him at the talent show but she convinces him that Marylin is just waiting to be asked. Meanwhile Danny befriends one of his Cerebral Palsey kids and arranges for him to attend Winslow. The mood is severely challenged when a student finds a notebook with plans for a bombing and shooting spree at Winslow

The Real World
363 votes

#7 - The Real World

Ally McBeal - Season 2 - Episode 1

Feeling nervous that the firm is not making enough money, Fish and Cage decide to hire another associate, a "rainmaker" who can bring in lucrative clients. They hire Nelle Porter, an attractive, late 20's litigator from a respectable firm. On her first day, Nelle manages to irritate Ally, Georgia and Elaine, but Fish and Cage seem very pleased with her. Ally defends a woman in her late-30's accused of having sex with a minor. When the boy testifies, Ally finds herself attracted to him. Meanwhile, Cage takes on a case of a woman who is suing for wrongful dismissal from a travel agency. When the lawyers first meet the woman, they are stunned by her appearance.

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Blue Christmas
227 votes

#8 - Blue Christmas

Ally McBeal - Season 3 - Episode 8

Elaine finds a real, live six-week-old baby in a nativity scene manger and wants to keep him. Cage and Ally represent Elaine in her fight to gain custody, while the rest of the office (full of child-less lawyers) become enchanted with the baby. Even Ling considers having children. Billy attempts to reconcile with Georgia. Meanwhile, Ally and Renee bet $1000 that one can "out-sex" the other by singing suggestive holiday songs on stage at the bar.

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The Soldier on the Grave
2061 votes

#9 - The Soldier on the Grave

Bones - Season 1 - Episode 21

Brennan and Booth investigate an apparent suicide in Arlington National Cemetery, but soon discover it is a murder linked to a military cover-up.

Happy Trails
302 votes

#10 - Happy Trails

Ally McBeal - Season 2 - Episode 7

Ally finally shakes the pesky Wallace. Ling rescues Stefan the frog from a suicide jump only to have him served up as dinner. The gang at the firm mourns the untimely death of Judge Happy Boyle.

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Chapter Sixty-Seven
7 votes

#11 - Chapter Sixty-Seven

Boston Public - Season 4 - Episode 1

Ronnie witnesses an attempted rape, then receives a shock when she presses for legal action on behalf of the victim (guest star Amanda Fuller); Hanson tries to prevent a student from being expelled for drugs.

These Are the Days
327 votes

#12 - These Are the Days

Ally McBeal - Season 1 - Episode 23

Cage must represent his second cousin, a harmless but eccentric man with a Cupid Complex. His cousin was brought up on assault charges for swatting couples in the head with a paddle to goose them into realizing they're in love. On the way out of the courthouse, the client swats Ally and Bobby Donnell, who have grown considerably closer over a case they are co-counseling. The matter entails two men who want the court to order/force a hospital to perform a heart-swap surgery. The judge turns the tables on the lawyers and asks Ally to role-play by pretending she's the judge who must render the ruling. Billy and Georgia realize their relationship is in a rut. They resolve to be less predictable, and spontaneously decide to have sex in the conference room. Ally who always seems to be at the wrong place at the wrong time inadvertently walks in on Georgia and Billy.

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Chapter Twenty-Three
15 votes

#13 - Chapter Twenty-Three

Boston Public - Season 2 - Episode 1

A wealthy attorney decides to become a teacher at the school—quickly stirring things up between her fellow teachers and the students. Meanwhile, Lipshultz gets into trouble after giving a student the wrong name and Marla is enlisted to sponsor a club of female students, which causes her to examine her own insecurity.

I Know Him By Heart
255 votes

#14 - I Know Him By Heart

Ally McBeal - Season 2 - Episode 23

Ally's heart is broken and not by Billy or Greg. It's just one big stress fracture. She's come to the realization that there isn't anyone out there for her. She has her image of the perfect man, but is beginning to believe that he does not exist. Surprisingly, a pep talk from Fish leads Ally to become more proactive about her love life. Working on the, "you have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding Prince Charming theory", Ally decides to go on a dating frenzy. She also decides to go for a total hair and fashion makeover. Nelle is starting to become annoyed with John Cage because he seems to be the only one in the firm who understands Ally's imaginary love life. Nelle is worried that John and Ally feed off each other and now that she and John are a couple, she would really prefer her man to face life head on.

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What About Second Chances...
10 votes

#15 - What About Second Chances...

What About Brian - Season 2 - Episode 1

Brian wants a second chance with Marjorie after he returns home 6 months later, just in time for Marjorie and Adam's wedding. But not everyone is thrilled to see him. After the fallout from their open marriage, Deena and Dave attend marriage counseling.

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The Playing Field
309 votes

#16 - The Playing Field

Ally McBeal - Season 1 - Episode 18

Ally is a passenger in a car accident with the firm's client Greg Butters, a handsome doctor to whom she finds herself attracted. She attempts to handle the doctor's case herself, but finds she just cannot. Ally confides in her "therapist" that she is attracted to the doctor and is enthusiastically encouraged her to use her sex appeal to take the initiative with him. Ally decides the therapist should meet the entire cast of characters in her life and talks her into showing up at the bar after work one night. Fish argues a case of sexual discrimination on behalf of a client who missed a promotion because she didn't sleep with her boss.

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Chapter Twenty-Two
12 votes

#17 - Chapter Twenty-Two

Boston Public - Season 1 - Episode 22

Lauren gets a gun to protect herself from Daniel. Jeremy won't tell Marilyn what happened to his mother. Scott gives Winslow High's first student to get accepted to Harvard an F.

Compromising Positions
559 votes

#18 - Compromising Positions

Ally McBeal - Season 1 - Episode 2

Fish's partner, John Cage faces fines, jail, and public humiliation. To her dismay, Ally is assigned to be a litigator. Fish invites Ally along to dinner with a very wealthy potential client, Ronald Cheanie. Unbeknownst to Ally, the dinner is really a double date with Fish and his girlfriend, Whipper. Ally is furious, but Cheanie turns out to be handsome and intelligent.

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Chapter Thirteen (2)
43 votes

#19 - Chapter Thirteen (2)

Boston Public - Season 1 - Episode 13

Jimmy Berluti and Ellenor Frutt cross over from THE PRACTICE to try to get Kevin's job back, after he was fired for keeping the student teacher affair of Milton and Lisa a secret. Scott Guber and Steven Harper fight each other over personal issues. Marla starts a petition to support Kevin. Lauren is mad at Harry when she finds out about his past. (Crossover event - The Practice - 5x14 - The Day After (1))

Chapter Six
45 votes

#20 - Chapter Six

Boston Public - Season 1 - Episode 6

A popular and beloved teacher, Mr. McMahon, has a heart attack and dies at school. A close friend of the deceased, Principal Harper overcomes his own grief to help his students cope with the loss. To make matters worse, it appears that McMahon had been having an affair with a female senior, Karen Fitzgerald. While Harper struggles to deal with the incident's aftermath and maintain status quo, the students and faculty begin to fall apart. A defiant pupil, Webster, spits on Lauren and she vows to have him expelled. The case becomes more complex, however, when Harper learns that Webster was close to Mr. McMahon and is extremely upset over his death. A disciplinary hearing is held and it's decided that Webster will only be suspended, much to Lauren's disgust. Meanwhile, the distraught students hold an assembly to deal with their confusion. The kids quickly embrace God as the answer and their meeting turns into a mass prayer rally. Eventually, Harper and Guber look into McMahon's alleged af

What About Angelo's Ashes...
12 votes

#21 - What About Angelo's Ashes...

What About Brian - Season 2 - Episode 5

What About Angelo's Ashes? Everyone learns about Angelo Varzi's death. While at the funeral, everyone shares memories of him and remembers the good times. Nicole puts on a front making it seem like she is handling everything ok, but she breaks down. Brian goes back to his dad for help and his dad urges him to take the job offer to work for him. Deena and Dave spend time talking about getting a divorce. Adam seems to be showing more of an interest in Heather(<a href="">Rachelle LeFevre</a>).

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Pursuit of Loneliness
223 votes

#22 - Pursuit of Loneliness

Ally McBeal - Season 3 - Episode 13

Ally is pursued by Hammond, the server at her usual coffee shop, but is turned off by his forwardness. When pressed, she admits that a coffee server is not necessarily that attractive to her. She also learns he owns a chain of coffee joints. Still not impressed, Ally continues to snub Hammond, only to walk into an appeals court and find he is also a presiding judge in her case. When Ally is rude to him in court, Hammond throws her in jail for contempt. When she gets out of jail the two of them get together and kiss. Meanwhile, John begins to worry that Nelle is a snob and Billy finally kisses his assistant Sandy.