The Best Episodes Directed by Kate Woods


#1 - Paternity

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 9 - Episode 9

When the paternity of a missing young boy is placed into question, Stabler wonders if he really is the father of Kathy's child. Later, Stabler faces the possibility of losing not only his partner but also Kathy and the baby when she and Benson are in an accident.

star 8.10
337 votes
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The Art of War

#2 - The Art of War

Unsolved (2018) Season 1 - Episode 5

Poole and Tyndall investigate a dirty cop; the Task Force receives promising results from a ballistics test; Biggie releases "Who Shot Ya," spurring Tupac to make a risky alliance.

star 8.09
219 votes
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#3 - Cradle

Underground Season 1 - Episode 7

Innocence is lost when children are forced to face the harsh realities of the world.

star 8.06
756 votes
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#4 - Graves

Underground Season 1 - Episode 8

When Noah risks death, Rosalee and Cato have to team up and come up with a plan. At the Macon house, Tom Macon has to deal with another slave on the run.

star 8.03
770 votes
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#5 - Closure

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 - Episode 9

Ward's campaign for revenge brings the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will do anything to settle the score.

star 8.01
4199 votes
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#6 - Christopher

Unsolved (2018) Season 1 - Episode 9

The Task Force has a new target; Poole runs into his old partner, who has updates on the Biggie case; Voletta Wallace visits her son's hotel room the day after his death.

star 8.01
170 votes
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Twice Shy

#7 - Twice Shy

Farscape Season 4 - Episode 14

Moya takes on a new passenger, Talikaa, when Chiana insists upon it. However Talikaa turns out to be an alien creature in disguise and is intent on harvesting the crew's neural energy.

star 8.00
592 votes
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Last Words

#8 - Last Words

The Good Lord Bird Season 1 - Episode 7

John Brown and his remaining army take a last stand as more federal troops descend upon Harper’s Ferry. With John Brown captured and held for public execution, Onion, truly on his own, risks his life to say his goodbyes to Brown.

star 7.99
235 votes
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#9 - Ki'ilua

Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 - Episode 10

(Deceiver) McGarrett finds himself in need of the Five-0’s help when he goes to North Korea with Jenna Kaye to deliver a ransom to rebels who are holding her fiancé hostage. Meanwhile, the Five-0 investigate the murder of an investigative reporter who seems to have ties to Jenna.

star 7.97
2864 votes
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World Leader Pretend

#10 - World Leader Pretend

Covert Affairs Season 2 - Episode 10

While Annie runs the extraction of a Chinese scientist named Shen Yue who is willing to defect, she runs into complications and is forced to make a difficult choice.

star 7.96
1742 votes
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The Confession

#11 - The Confession

House Season 8 - Episode 5

A man well-respected in his community suddenly collapses, and in the process of diagnosing his symptoms, the team discovers that the patient has been hiding dark and dishonest secrets about his personal and professional life. But when the patient openly confesses his wrongdoings to his family and community, he compromises his chances of receiving the proper medical treatment. Meanwhile, House will stop at nothing to manipulate Taub into taking a DNA test to prove he is the father of his two six-month-old daughters.

star 7.93
6168 votes
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Locked In

#12 - Locked In

King & Maxwell Season 1 - Episode 9

When the key witness to a company's deadly chemical spill is murdered inside FBI headquarters, King and Maxwell are trapped in the building. With a killer on the loose and Special Agent Rigby's career on the line, they have only hours to solve the murder and find a new witness to testify at a Senate hearing to bring the company to justice.

star 7.93
378 votes
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Cloudy With a Chance of Murder

#13 - Cloudy With a Chance of Murder

Castle (2009) Season 5 - Episode 2

On Beckett's first day back from her suspension, she and Castle are thrown into the salacious world of local TV news when WHNY's veteran weather girl is found dead. As if navigating an industry full of backstabbing and ruthless ambition weren't difficult enough, they have to do it while hiding their new relationship from their coworkers.

star 7.87
3886 votes
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Bail Out

#14 - Bail Out

Suits Season 1 - Episode 5

Mike's life becomes complicated when an old friend reappears and needs his help. Harvey must decide between closing a multi-million dollar deal and helping his trusted driver defend himself against a law suit.

star 7.87
6308 votes
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#15 - Yolk

Rectify Season 4 - Episode 2

Back in Paulie, the Holden/Talbot family adjusts to daily life without Daniel's influence and Janet frets over Daniel's life away from home.

star 7.87
616 votes
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#16 - Personal

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 17

Deeks' morning routine is disrupted when he is shot during a convenience store robbery, leaving the NCIS team to investigate whether he was the assailants' intended target.

star 7.86
2200 votes
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The Wrath of Khan

#17 - The Wrath of Khan

Shark Season 1 - Episode 11

Stark goes after a millionaire arms broker who is supplying explosives to L.A. gangs that have caused three car bombings and nine fatalities over the past five months. Making things more difficult is the FBI, which wants to take over the case, but Sebastian won't allow it because Casey has been kidnapped and may be killed if the broker escapes the country.

star 7.86
50 votes
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Dial M for Mayor

#18 - Dial M for Mayor

Castle (2009) Season 4 - Episode 12

It was longtime Castle friend Mayor Weldon's political clout that allowed Castle to partner up with Beckett. But now, when a woman is found dead in a car that traces back to the Mayor's motor pool, that partnership comes under fire as the scandal surrounding the investigation threatens to bring down Weldon's administration.

star 7.86
4117 votes
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#19 - QSO

Person of Interest Season 5 - Episode 7

Root goes undercover at a radio station to protect the host of a conspiracy theory show who stumbles upon information that could get him killed. Also, Samaritan’s agents try to convince a member of the team that their goals are noble.

star 7.84
3891 votes
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The Gunk in the Garage

#20 - The Gunk in the Garage

Bones Season 8 - Episode 3

After an explosion occurs in a hotel garage, the Jeffersonian team must research the remains found at the crime scene in order to match them to the victim. The investigation only gets trickier when they discover that the man whom they thought was dead is actually alive. Meanwhile, Booth has to take on a desk assignment to get the department’s budget approved in order to land a promotion, so Sweets is given a temporary partner, FBI Special Agent Olivia Sparling.

star 7.82
3031 votes
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Begin the Begin

#21 - Begin the Begin

Covert Affairs Season 2 - Episode 1

When Annie and Ben go back to Washington DC, Ben goes missing. Annie is assigned to keep a professional tennis player from Estonia safe.

star 7.82
2135 votes
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Dr. Laura

#22 - Dr. Laura

Shark Season 2 - Episode 4

Jessica finds herself in trouble when her friend, Medical Examiner Laura Fields, is caught tampering with evidence in their murder case. When confronted in court, she accuses Jessica of having pressured her for a false testimony and to arrange the evidences to gain a conviction, when Jessica was the D.A.

star 7.81
131 votes
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#23 - Page 23

Once Upon a Time (2011) Season 6 - Episode 14

Believing there isn't room in Storybrooke for both her and Regina, the Evil Queen sets out to eliminate her other half using Robin to bait the trap. Hook, determined to make things work with Emma, turns to his old friend Capt. Nemo for advice, but Gideon torpedoes his plan before he's able to set things right. In a flashback to the Enchanted Forest, the Evil Queen learns a surprising lesson about the true source of her misery.

star 7.81
1967 votes
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The Cock Barrens

#24 - The Cock Barrens

The Magicians Season 2 - Episode 6

Quentin strives to help a friend who is suffering; Eliot and Margo's negotiations take a shocking turn; Julia and Kady discover a possible key to stopping Reynard.

star 7.79
3208 votes
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Clear & Present Danger

#25 - Clear & Present Danger

Castle (2009) Season 7 - Episode 3

When a pool shark is murdered by an unseen force, Castle and Becket uncover evidence that the killer may have paranormal powers. Meanwhile, Castle and Beckett attempt to get their lives back to normal following his disappearance.

star 7.78
2482 votes
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It Must Be You

#26 - It Must Be You

Nashville (2012) Season 2 - Episode 6

Rayna sets the record straight on all things personal and professional in a candid interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts. Determined to be her own boss, Rayna attends the Belle Meade Polo Match to seek out investors for her own label, Highway 65, but is surprised by the reaction from Nashville’s elite. Meanwhile, Juliette, who is also at the event, runs into Charlie Wentworth, and Luke Wheeler and Deacon have an awkward encounter. With her life about to change dramatically, Scarlett leans on Avery for advice, and Teddy announces to the press that he and Peggy are getting married.

star 7.77
634 votes
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The Doom in the Gloom

#27 - The Doom in the Gloom

Bones Season 8 - Episode 19

When the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a former Marine sergeant whose remains were found burned to a crisp, they discover that she was discharged after a fist fight with another Marine. When Booth and Sweets go to question the other Marine involved in the altercation, they learn that Deanna was obsessed with the idea of the apocalypse, which leads the team to a following of doomsday preppers who become key suspects in her death. Meanwhile, Sweets thinks he has landed his dream apartment but Brennan and Booth are not convinced that he will actually move out.

star 7.77
2448 votes
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#28 - Run

Without a Trace Season 6 - Episode 5

An office shooting forces a woman to disappear, possibly to hide a deep secret.

star 7.76
197 votes
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Just Push Play

#29 - Just Push Play

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 - Episode 14

A musician is stabbed in a bar; the squad realizes that the stabbing victim had something to hide; Jane's father returns with shocking news.

star 7.76
1106 votes
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The Sense in the Sacrifice

#30 - The Sense in the Sacrifice

Bones Season 9 - Episode 4

Pelant is back, and the members of the Jeffersonian team want to put an end to the hold he's had over them, once and for all. When a human cadaver is willed for research to the team, they devise a plan, with the help of Special Agent Hayes Flynn, to stage the human cadaver in a way that Pelant would stage a murder, and steal his spotlight in order to flush him out. But their plan backfires when Pelant is a step ahead of them, resulting in him killing someone close to Booth. Meanwhile, Sweets returns from his leave of absence and is convinced that Agent Flynn isn't the person whom everyone thinks he is.

star 7.76
2470 votes
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Black Widow

#31 - Black Widow

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 2

After a mysterious hit squad takes out a Special Agent on assignment, the NCIS team jumps into action before the next target is set.

star 7.74
2120 votes

#32 - Repercussions

Revenge Season 4 - Episode 5

Emily tries to arrange a reunion with her dad, but she needs to be creative about it now that he's in the spotlight again and Victoria's regained the upper hand.

star 7.74
1309 votes
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Boston Keltic

#33 - Boston Keltic

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 - Episode 7

Jane and Maura are brought into the world of Keltic writings by the murder of a rare bookseller; Angela's relationship with Cavanaugh changes and Maura prepares Jane to meet her new man.

star 7.72
972 votes
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Devil Never Even Lived

#34 - Devil Never Even Lived

Blindspot Season 2 - Episode 12

[R] When an unusual tattoo leads back to Roman, the team must decide whether to send him into the go undercover with a dangerous biker gang.

star 7.72
4402 votes
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#35 - Misconduct

Rizzoli & Isles Season 6 - Episode 5

The murder of a crime tech sends shockwaves throughout the team. When suspicions arise that the tech had tampered with evidence for BPD cases, Maura is suspended from her position. Jane is determined to catch the killer and clear the department so Maura can be reinstated.

star 7.72
681 votes
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Seven Feet Under

#36 - Seven Feet Under

Crossing Jordan Season 6 - Episode 9

A 16-year-old girl is found murdered and while working to solve the case, they discover many secrets in the young victims life. As the investigation continues Jordan begins to have some health issues that raise concern with Dr. Macy. Elsewhere a mummy is found, leaving Dr. Switzer, Bug, and Woody asking lots of questions. Imagine their surprise when it turns out she is more modern than they believe.

star 7.71
115 votes
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The Prisoner in the Pipe

#37 - The Prisoner in the Pipe

Bones Season 7 - Episode 7

The remains of an escaped convict are found in a residential sewer, but an examination of the sewer pipes indicates that the murder occurred within prison walls. Brennan insists on solving the crime - despite Booth's pleas for her not to overexert herself - and the expectant couple experiences a very untraditional arrival of their baby daughter.

star 7.70
3666 votes
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Baker's Dozen

#38 - Baker's Dozen

City Homicide Season 3 - Episode 12

What initially seemed like unrelated disappearances has now landed in Homicide's lap after a potential connection is spotted by Missing Persons Detective Victoria Oakley. Digging deeper into the missing women's lives, Homicide uncovers conflicting evidence that could make or break the case.

star 7.70
93 votes
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#39 - Lockup

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 - Episode 5

As Robbie Reyes struggles to control The Ghost Rider, S.H.I.E.L.D. infiltrates a high-security prison to unravel the secrets that haunt them all.

star 7.69
5278 votes
One and Only

#40 - One and Only

Without a Trace Season 5 - Episode 22

The team searches for Chris Manning, a family court judge with a soft side who went missing after meeting with a young boy caught between his mother and his abusive father. Suspicion initially turns anyone Manning may have riled up due to his court rulings, but after his clerk is shot in what appears to be an attempt on Manning's life, the team learns that the secret behind Manning's disappearance is tied up with something that happened over twenty years earlier.

star 7.68
127 votes
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Communication Breakdown

#41 - Communication Breakdown

Covert Affairs Season 1 - Episode 7

When communication systems throughout D.C. are shut down by a hacker, Auggie is put in the field to obtain the code for the CIA. But his excitement to be doing field work is tempered when he learns that the hacker responsible is Natasha Petrova ... who happens to be his ex-girlfriend.

star 7.67
2268 votes
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The Method in the Madness

#42 - The Method in the Madness

Bones Season 8 - Episode 5

The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a woman whose body was found mutilated and discarded in a city garbage can. Meanwhile, Booth invites Sweets to stay with Brennan and him while Sweets searches for a new apartment.

star 7.66
3025 votes
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#43 - Deadline

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 - Episode 4

The NCIS team delves into the underground world of the Libyan resistance movement following the murder of a news reporter, and Hetty reveals details about Callen’s past.

star 7.66
2100 votes
All the Comforts of Home

#44 - All the Comforts of Home

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 - Episode 11

Coulson and the team set out to rewrite the course of humanity's fate; they're unaware that their efforts will dramatically change one S.H.I.E.L.D. agent's life.

star 7.66
3324 votes

#45 - Smoked

Lie to Me Season 3 - Episode 8

A dying restaurateur hires Lightman to solve the mystery of his daughter's murder.

star 7.60
3157 votes
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#46 - Collateral

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 - Episode 8

The NCIS: LA team questions the motive behind the murder of a retired CIA agent turned millionaire and in the process also questions what Hetty knows about the case.

star 7.59
1646 votes
The Gamer in the Grease

#47 - The Gamer in the Grease

Bones Season 5 - Episode 9

When the remains of a competitive gamer are discovered in a grease truck, Brennan and Booth are called to investigate the case. The victim, Steve Rifton, is the only active player known in the gaming community to have received a perfect score on a famous video game. Steve turned his success into a lucrative partnership with a gaming referee and charged fans to play on the very machine that gave him the perfect score. But between sour business deals and bitter competitors, the team at the Jeffersonian must work to narrow down the many suspects with motive for ending Rifton’s reign as gaming king. Meanwhile, Hodgins, Sweets and Jeffersonian intern Colin Fischer take turns camping out for tickets to a movie premiere.

star 7.55
2656 votes
The Body in the Bag

#48 - The Body in the Bag

Bones Season 6 - Episode 10

An unidentifiable body is discovered in the shower of an upscale home belonging to a young female socialite. With the help of nosey bones expert and Jeffersonian “squint” Clark Edison, skeletal reconstruction and evidence in the drain reveal that the victim was a young girl employed by a counterfeit handbag distributor. The team learns that the victim supplied counterfeit purses to her socialite acquaintance, and after interrogating the self-centered socialite and sifting through footage on a hidden camera, they discover evidence linking them to the murderer. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins discuss their future home and where they want to raise a family, and Booth opens up to Hannah about Brennan’s feelings for him.

star 7.55
3795 votes

#49 - Guilty

Person of Interest Season 4 - Episode 14

When the Machine arranges for Finch to sit on the jury of a murder trial, he begins to suspect that a fellow juror is set to rig the proceedings. Meanwhile, Reese begins to open up to the department’s therapist.

star 7.53
2780 votes
Dark Rooms

#50 - Dark Rooms

Home Before Dark Season 2 - Episode 4

Hilde follows the money trail and is drawn to the most powerful company in Erie Harbor. Somebody comes back into Izzy's life completely unexpectedly.

star 7.53
186 votes
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Habeas Corpse

#51 - Habeas Corpse

Castle (2009) Season 7 - Episode 19

When Richie “The Pitbull” Falco, a larger-than-life personal-injury attorney is found dead, Beckett and Castle investigate the many clients and competitors who had motive to kill him. But the mystery deepens when they discover a shocking secret that may be linked to Richie’s murder.

star 7.46
1877 votes
The Woman in the Sand

#52 - The Woman in the Sand

Bones Season 2 - Episode 8

When the skeletal remains of a federal prosecutor who disappeared five years earlier are found in the desert outside Las Vegas, the team suspects it to be tied to the mob. Booth and Brennan go undercover as Vegas high-rollers in an attempt to uncover the mystery, Booth risks his life.

star 7.45
2144 votes
Society Hill

#53 - Society Hill

Body of Proof Season 1 - Episode 6

A magazine editor is found dead in her mansion; Megan confronts a suspect while at a social event with her mother; Ethan surprises Kate with his positive attitude.

star 7.45
1511 votes
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We Will Not All Sleep

#54 - We Will Not All Sleep

Messiah (2020) Season 1 - Episode 6

Jibril has a striking vision in the desert. Eva finally gets hard intel on al-Masih, whose devotees form a convoy to follow him out of Texas.

star 7.44
404 votes
Diophantine Pseudonym

#55 - Diophantine Pseudonym

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol Season 1 - Episode 6

Mal'akh pressures Langdon and Peter to decipher the clues. Katherine, Nuñez and Sato try to regroup.

star 7.44
508 votes

#56 - Pilot

Camp Season 1 - Episode 1

Little Otter Family Camp director, Mack, contemplates a buyout offer from the sexy-yet-arrogant owner of an upscale resort across the lake; Mack's son vows to make his first summer as a counselor in training legendary.

star 7.42
305 votes
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#57 - Cascade

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol Season 1 - Episode 8

Katherine and Langdon persuade Isabel to protect herself; Peter reconnects with Leviathan members.

star 7.41
463 votes
And Justice for All

#58 - And Justice for All

Castle (2009) Season 8 - Episode 13

Beckett and the 12th Precinct look into the murder of an English as a Second Language student. But when the victim's class won't talk to the police, Castle goes undercover as a French Canadian immigrant and learns that the victim was more than he seemed.

star 7.39
1721 votes
It Came to Pass as It Was Spoken

#59 - It Came to Pass as It Was Spoken

Messiah (2020) Season 1 - Episode 7

News of a marvel electrifies the phenomenon around al-Masih, but Eva's skepticism deepens. Jibril's and Samer's paths diverge amid political unrest.

star 7.34
398 votes
Force Majeure

#60 - Force Majeure

Messiah (2020) Season 1 - Episode 8

Gaining the ear of the President, al-Masih issues a challenge and causes turmoil in the White House. But he soon faces probing questions himself.

star 7.33
400 votes

#61 - Rage

Without a Trace Season 4 - Episode 13

When a school teacher goes missing, the team's investigation leads them to suspect that she may have been too closely connected to a student.

star 7.09
175 votes
So That Seeing They May Not See

#62 - So That Seeing They May Not See

Messiah (2020) Season 1 - Episode 5

While Eva keeps close watch on al-Masih, Felix wrestles with what to believe as his church becomes a magnet for the devout and the desperate.

star 7.09
416 votes
Hot House

#63 - Hot House

City Homicide Season 3 - Episode 11

A 14-year-old maths genius plus a murdered maths tutor equals a complicated crime that has Homicide reaching for the textbooks. Mysterious equations scrawled across the victim's body pose a question that only the killer can answer.

star 7.06
93 votes
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All for One

#64 - All for One

Without a Trace Season 5 - Episode 4

The team investigates when Malia Norton, a teenager at a detention center, disappears after being threatened by one of the other residents. Malia had been involved in a drinking and driving accident that had seriously injured her sister's boyfriend and killed another young man. The investigation at the detention center uncovers a lot of secrets that some of the residents would prefer to keep well hidden.

star 7.06
231 votes