The Best Episodes Directed by Karen Gaviola

Nothing to Lose

#1 - Nothing to Lose

Season 3 - Episode 16

Evidence leads the CSIs to believe that someone started a massive fire in the Everglades in order to cover up a murder. Local prisoners are brought in as free manpower to help fight the wild fire in the Everglades. However, when a serial killer escapes the scene, Horatio must track him down before he strikes again. Meanwhile, the body of a local college student is found shot to death and the fire has destroyed the crime scene and the evidence. However, when the team uncovers an illegal moonshine operation and homemade ammunitions in the vicinity, the CSIs uncover the real reason why the boy was out there.

star 8.30
80 votes
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The Good, the Bad and the Crispy

#2 - The Good, the Bad and the Crispy

Season 2 - Episode 18

After Charlotte accidentally charbroils a man to death in self-defense, Lucifer must try and keep Chloe from figuring out the truth. Lucifer puts Maze in charge of finding Charlotte and Amenadiel, who have both gone missing in light of recent circumstances, while he finds a permanent solution for the ticking-time-bomb he calls Mom.

star 8.25
4526 votes
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Arising

#3 - Arising

Season 2 - Episode 17

Michael is furious when he discovers a secret that Cassandra kept from him, so he and Nikita fly to Moscow to confront her. Meanwhile, Alex makes a last ditch effort to find her mother by sending out a coded message through a televised interview.

star 8.25
334 votes
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Money for Nothing

#4 - Money for Nothing

Season 2 - Episode 17

Horatio is quick on the scene when an armored truck carrying $3.2 million is robbed in a daring downtown heist. During the holdup, the driver is killed and Horatio guns down one of the two thieves. The other escapes with the loot, but the money turns out to be counterfeit. The team must figure out what happened to the bank's money before it was replaced with fake bills. Making the day even worse for Horatio, Yelina spies him with his niece and assumes the girl is his illegitimate child, not her own late husband's daughter.

star 8.23
93 votes
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Pro Per

#5 - Pro Per

Season 3 - Episode 2

A woman is killed during a posh party at an exclusive waterfront estate when a man opens fire on the proceedings from a cigarette boat. When a former con is arrested, he acts as his own lawyer and proves to be smarted than he appears. Complicating matters is the fact that the leading witness in the case is the dead woman's 10-year-old son, whom Horatio wants to protect, refusing to let him testify.

star 8.22
95 votes
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Tunnel Vision

#6 - Tunnel Vision

Season 6 - Episode 18

After a body is found in a sinkhole, the team's investigation into the victim's death leads them to a robbery where the target is keeping a shocking secret.

star 8.21
76 votes
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Crime Wave

#7 - Crime Wave

Season 3 - Episode 7

As a huge tsunami heads directly towards Miami, a ten-hour warning gives citizens just enough time to evacuate the city. In the chaos, two people are killed in a parking lot and the evidence leads Horatio to discover a plot to rob a bank timed to take advantage of the evacuation. However, as the CSIs close in on the robbery already in progress, they find that it's a more elaborate crime than they previously thought. In the wake of the storm, Ryan and Alexx discover a body washed up from a local cemetery that may have a different cause of death than originally recorded. Meanwhile, Horatio suspects that Yelina is being physically abused by her boyfriend, IAB's Rick Stetler.

star 8.21
95 votes
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Shock

#8 - Shock

Season 4 - Episode 23

The team is sent to investigate the death of a local celebrity, who is found murdered in her bathtub. The list of suspects includes her musician boyfriend, her assistant and her rival. The search for a young abducted girl is triggered, and Horatio tells Delko of Marisol and his plans.

star 8.19
79 votes
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Season of the Hexenbiest (1)

#9 - Season of the Hexenbiest (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12

Adalind returns to wreak havoc in everyone’s lives and avenge her mother’s brutal death. She has her eyes set on Nick and those closest to him – especially Hank and Juliette. Elsewhere, Captain Renard’s obsession continues to escalate. Meanwhile, a surprise visit at the spice shop gives Monroe more than he ever bargained for.

star 8.19
1053 votes
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Killer Date

#10 - Killer Date

Season 3 - Episode 20

Horatio's life is changed forever when he learns important information about his deceased brother. Horatio must now figure out what to do with this information about his brother, Raymond, and whether or not to tell Yelina. Meanwhile, the team investigates when a woman is murdered at a crowded bar after she's approached by a female employee of a service that helps men pick-up women. Also, when Delko loses his badge after some reckless behavior and it's used in a crime, he must locate the badge before it's used again.

star 8.19
86 votes
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Blowback

#11 - Blowback

Season 1 - Episode 10

Dan finds himself once again tracking Aeden Bennett. This time it's 1980 and Dan gets to see what made Aeden the way he is. In the present, the kidnapper seeks revenge by going after Katie. Livia tries to figure out what her purpose is in life. This is a conclusion to the previous episode Emily.

star 8.11
52 votes
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Love Handles

#12 - Love Handles

Season 2 - Episode 12

Lucifer and Chloe investigate a mysterious masked killer who is poisoning college students. They also try to make sense of their new relationship, after a long-awaited kiss. Meanwhile, Charlotte visits Linda for advice on a touchy subject.

star 8.10
4616 votes
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Rosetta

#13 - Rosetta

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Alpha team closes in on Red Flag and rescues an autistic woman, Anna, with the ability to translate any language. The team tries to figure out Red Flag’s plan while Gary bonds with Anna.

star 8.09
473 votes
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Boy in the Box

#14 - Boy in the Box

Season 1 - Episode 14

The 1958 death of an unknown 6-year-old boy found in a field inside a cardboard box is reinvestigated after a small suitcase with the child's picture and his old cowboy hat is left in front of a church. The new probe reveals that the rowdy boy lived at a Catholic-run orphanage and was adopted two days before his suspicious demise.

star 8.06
188 votes
The Scimitar

#15 - The Scimitar

Season 2 - Episode 7

A plot for revenge emerges after an Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated. Liz and Ressler wind up in a predicament.

star 8.05
2823 votes
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Now You See Me

#16 - Now You See Me

Season 1 - Episode 9

Taylor and Mira must set aside their differences when they encounter a prehistoric enemy; Jim closes in on the mole.

star 8.05
523 votes
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Merry Evasion

#17 - Merry Evasion

Season 5 - Episode 12

A senator’s daughter is the victim of a home invasion. The team investigate to determine if it was a random crime or a targeted attack due to her father’s crackdown on international cyber warfare. Meanwhile, Kensi’s holiday spirit changes after she receives a surprise Christmas gift.

star 8.05
507 votes
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Within

#18 - Within

Season 1 - Episode 10

Lucas races to assemble the final pieces of his mystery device, in advance of the 11th Pilgrimage's arrival. Also, Jim and Taylor confront the colony's "Sixer" mole, Skye is reunited with a familiar face and Terra Nova prepares for war.

star 8.04
490 votes
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My Way

#19 - My Way

Season 1 - Episode 13

Commander Perry notifies the Intelligence unit that Pulpo has been released to help track down a dangerous cartel leader. This doesn’t sit well with our team as he kidnapped one of their own and no love is lost between sides. Meanwhile, Ruzek gets some difficult news as a blast from Lindsay’s past comes back, giving us a glimpse at where she came from. Voight reminds her that she’s come too far to screw it up. At the same time we learn something about Jin that is bound to be a problem.

star 7.98
916 votes
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Weaponizer

#20 - Weaponizer

Season 2 - Episode 5

Lucifer is excited to investigate the murder of his favorite action movie hero, Wesley Cabot. Longtime rival Rolf Van Zandt initially is a suspect, but the investigation soon shifts. Meanwhile, Uriel shows up and Amenadiel is forced to come clean about his lost powers. Also, Lucifer and Uriel fight about Chloe and their mother.

star 7.96
4839 votes
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Vegas with Some Radish

#21 - Vegas with Some Radish

Season 3 - Episode 6

When Lucifer discovers his ex-fake-wife, Candy, has gone missing, he hightails it to Las Vegas with Ella in tow. Together, the two of them work to find her, but interesting secrets are revealed along the way that could compromise the investigation. Meanwhile, Chloe is upset that Lucifer left on her birthday, so Linda tries to lift her spirits.

star 7.96
2474 votes
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They're Back Again, Aren't They?

#22 - They're Back Again, Aren't They?

Season 3 - Episode 1

After a confused Lucifer wakes up in the middle of the desert with his wings back, he recruits the help of Chloe to help figure out what happened to him and why. Upon doing their own research, they come across a crime scene that could be tied to Lucifer's kidnapping. When the Lancaster Police Department get involved, newcomer Lieutenant Marcus Pierce fails to make a great impression on everyone with his stern demeanor. The investigation goes awry when Lucifer finds himself in another compromising situation and something much darker is revealed.

star 7.95
3731 votes
Better Half

#23 - Better Half

Season 1 - Episode 10

Zoe Landau, an attorney for the Department of Justice and Cal's ex-wife, asks for help on an arson investigation that resulted in death. Meanwhile, Gillian, Ria, and Eli help a detective get to the truth behind the murder of a member of a rapper's entourage.

star 7.91
479 votes
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S.O.S.

#24 - S.O.S.

Season 5 - Episode 10

The entire APO gang is trapped inside the CIA offices and Weiss saves them. However, Weiss will not be returning to APO, he will just be helping the others on a mission to obtain information regarding Sydney.

star 7.86
130 votes
The Lady Doth Protest

#25 - The Lady Doth Protest

Season 4 - Episode 7

Production comes to a halt on Empire's 20-For-20 when Calvin and Portia, feeling overworked by their new producer, Eddie Barker, call for a strike, leaving Cookie to find a solution to the issue. In an attempt to prove that he can still be the man he was before the explosion, Lucious arranges a deal on Hakeem's behalf, not knowing the repercussions that could follow. Meanwhile, love is in the air for Jamal and Andre, who each express their feelings for their significant others, not knowing the secrets that are being kept from them.

star 7.84
607 votes
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Truth and Consequences

#26 - Truth and Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 5

Ellen has to make another life-changing choice when she performs emergency surgery in her own home. Meanwhile, Duncan demands answers when Archer tells him that an innocent person in their plan has become a victim.

star 7.82
455 votes
Hostile Takeover

#27 - Hostile Takeover

Season 1 - Episode 8

Kara goes toe-to-toe with Astra when her aunt challenges Kara’s beliefs about her mother. Also, Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails.

star 7.81
3212 votes
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Repo

#28 - Repo

Season 1 - Episode 2

When a state trooper's son is murdered, Annie's team must track down a fugitive, who is determined to reclaim what he thinks is rightfully his.

star 7.81
85 votes
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eXit strategy

#29 - eXit strategy

Season 1 - Episode 4

When the mutants devise a plan to take down Sentinel Services, Eclipse seeks out an old friend from his dark past in order to obtain some useful information. Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy attempt to combine their powers in order to help the group.

star 7.80
3271 votes
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Safe and Sound

#30 - Safe and Sound

Season 4 - Episode 5

Self locates another card hidden in a safe within a secure federal building, as Mahone continues his quest for revenge. Meanwhile, T-Bag's new life may be in jeopardy.

star 7.78
1140 votes
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The Whole Truth

#31 - The Whole Truth

Season 2 - Episode 16

Sun comes to the realization that she might be pregnant. She struggles on whether to tell Jin about the situation. Meanwhile, with no success from Jack or Sayid, Ana-Lucia is called in by Locke to interrogate the new prisoner Henry Gale to get more information out of him about the balloon that he and his wife supposedly landed on the island with.

star 7.77
856 votes
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Going Under

#32 - Going Under

Season 4 - Episode 15

Michael gets medical attention from the most unlikely of places, and Charles Westmoreland returns to help uncover the true meaning of Scylla. Meanwhile, Lincoln and Sucre race to stop Gretchen before Scylla is lost forever.

star 7.76
1061 votes
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High Rollers

#33 - High Rollers

Season 2 - Episode 4

When the team infiltrates a local casino to investigate the disappearance and presumed murder of a law-school student with a gambling problem, the case has a negative effect on Ty who runs with his high-rolling cover a little too far. Meanwhile, Alex gives Jaimie a hard time over the risks she is willing to take with their target, a no-excuses loan shark.

star 7.73
37 votes
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Skin Deep

#34 - Skin Deep

Season 5 - Episode 15

When Nick and Hank come across a beautiful young woman who seems to have aged 70 years overnight and died, they suspect Wesen involvement. The investigation leads to a local doctor and Rosalee is enlisted to help find the truth. Meanwhile, Eve takes bold steps to learn more about Capt. Renard's nefarious dealings.

star 7.71
2238 votes
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Interference

#35 - Interference

Season 3 - Episode 5

A new inmate named Tyge is brought to Sona. After he seemingly recognizes Whistler, Michael's doubts arise. T-Bag enters a new area of commerce.Lincoln goes to the seaside with Sofia. Sucre takes over the side-business of his predecessor.

star 7.70
1122 votes
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Bone May Rot

#36 - Bone May Rot

Season 1 - Episode 4

[Or Maybe Not] Patterson and her puzzle-expert boyfriend, David, decode a tattoo clue that sends the team to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While at the CDC, the team discovers a hidden message on Jane's body that uncovers a plot that could have catastrophic global consequences. Meanwhile, Jane and Weller grow closer.

star 7.66
4490 votes
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Double Date

#37 - Double Date

Season 4 - Episode 15

Nick and Hank are called to investigate a one night stand turned deadly when a man finds himself in the middle of a very bizarre love triangle. Captain Renard hopes Monroe and Rosalee can help him deal with recurring episodes of phantom bleeding. Meanwhile, Adalind makes a discovery that might turn the tables in her favor and Juliette makes a big decision that could change the course of her relationship with Nick.

star 7.65
1396 votes
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Dead to Me

#38 - Dead to Me

Season 1 - Episode 4

As the boys gear up for Pope's birthday, Smurf wants to know if they're playing by her rules. J learns more about his mother's estrangement from the family.

star 7.65
1470 votes
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Greed (a.k.a. Greed is Good)

#39 - Greed (a.k.a. Greed is Good)

Season 1 - Episode 20

The team reopens the 1985 case of a wealthy stock broker. At the time it was deemed that Charles Danville was killed when someone attempted to steal his car, but new evidence suggests that he may, in fact, have been murdered.

star 7.65
166 votes
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Paranoia

#40 - Paranoia

Season 1 - Episode 4

A fugitive (Jennifer Morrison) takes her young daughter with her on a killing spree across Texas; the U.S. Marshals discover a shocking twist.

star 7.65
81 votes
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Elixir of Life

#41 - Elixir of Life

Season 5 - Episode 5

Unexpected violence erupts in Chinatown during the festival of Tin Hau Don; Cullen confronts the Swede; and Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

star 7.64
807 votes
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Greek Tragedy

#42 - Greek Tragedy

Season 4 - Episode 15

Sam may discover Melinda's secret and rethinks his relationship with her after she's caught in several lies.

star 7.61
79 votes
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Quon Zhang

#43 - Quon Zhang

Season 2 - Episode 20

After decoding the information that is embedded in The Fulcrum, Red is determined to stop the imminent threat. Meanwhile, the task force discovers that deceased bodies of Chinese-American women are being smuggled out of the country under false identities. Liz continues to search for answers about her past after discovering a picture hidden in Red's secret flat.

star 7.60
2720 votes
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Rogue

#44 - Rogue

Season 1 - Episode 5

Martin is put on leave after the confrontation with The Colonel. He begins looking into his own past and The Stranger's assertion that 'Martin Odum' is a legend. This off-book investigation leads him to a mysterious smuggler in Houston who may have the answers he needs. Martin assumes the legend of a Southern outlaw in order to infiltrate the smuggling operation and get close to Dobson.

star 7.60
339 votes
Shotgun

#45 - Shotgun

Season 3 - Episode 13

Addison and Cooper are counseling a couple who must pick a child to save with their newborn's cord blood. Meanwhile Dink wants to marry Maya.

star 7.53
124 votes
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Russellmania

#46 - Russellmania

Season 8 - Episode 8

Fancy comes down on Russell and Sorenson for yesterday's display in the squad room. He assigns Sorenson to work with Medavoy and Jones on a subway double homicide and Russell is to get assistance on her apparent murder-suicide case from Sipowicz. Russell runs into Denby while canvassing some of the employees at the courier company, she indicates to him that the relationship with Danny didn't work out and that piques his interest. Further investigation into the murder-suicide reveals that the murder victim was operating a drug distribution network using the courier service, and it now appears as though Harry Denby has taken it over. Det. Olivo, an old friend of Sorenson's from narcotics, meets Sorenson to inform him that the case that is being worked in their squad may jeopardize a case their task force is building. He has to refer Olivo to Russell and Sipowicz, since he is working another case; however his knowledge of Russell getting involved with this case, puts him on edge. The susp

star 7.44
32 votes
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In the Line of Duty

#47 - In the Line of Duty

Season 6 - Episode 13

After U.S. Ambassador Nancy Kelly narrowly escapes a terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Tunisia, Callen and Sam are sent on a secret, dangerous mission to obtain key evidence from the crime scene. Upon their return, the team seeks Kelly’s help to provide missing information.

star 7.40
14 votes
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Double Doe

#48 - Double Doe

Season 1 - Episode 10

Walter brings The Forgotten Network their first case involving multiple victims, a male and female Doe shot to death and buried in the snow outside a sleazy motel. The age difference and the large amount of cash found on them suggest something nefarious. But did the victims actually know each other? What was the money for? And why did the murderer leave it behind.

star 7.35
28 votes
Frozen

#49 - Frozen

Season 1 - Episode 6

When a woman's body is discovered on the beach on the hottest day of the year, frozen solid with no signs of thawing despite the blistering heat, Dr. Jacob Hood is called in to investigate.

star 7.35
50 votes
The Lich (1)

#50 - The Lich (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7

Orphaned since birth, Conrad Chandler, the heir of one of Palm City’s founders, exacts revenge on the public and threatens to paralyze and control the city. The Cape and Max alert Marty of the impending danger to the city, which backfires on The Cape. Meanwhile, the Secretary of Prisons, Patrick Portman, aids Orwell in her search for the lone heir. Orwell locates Conrad through Netta, his mysterious caretaker, but soon discovers his deeply disturbing past and finds herself in danger. Elsewhere, Dana becomes increasingly uncomfortable with her new social life.

star 7.12
56 votes
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