The Best Episodes Directed by Kate Woods
#2 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#26 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#35 - 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.
#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.
#37 - 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.
#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.
#40 - 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.
#41 - 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.
#46 - 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.
#47 - 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.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#51 - 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.
#53 - 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.
#54 - 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.
#55 - 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.
#57 - 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.
#58 - 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.
#59 - 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.