The Best Episodes Directed by Keith Samples

End Games

#1 - End Games

The Practice Season 3 - Episode 16

The office is thrown into turmoil when Ellenor's client Leonard Sowers rushes through the door with policemen giving chase and throws a bag of heroin onto her desk. Ellenor is arrested for possession of the heroin. A proximity search of her desk turns up a bloodied knife which turns out to be the weapon used to murder Susan Robins. The firm is dealt a surprise when Dickie Flood charges Ellenor with first degree murder. Lindsay & Ellenor bury the hatchet when Lindsay takes over her defense. The police, hoping to make another case for the murder, arrest George Vogelman for concealing a murder weapon and perjury. Meanwhile, Bobby defends Judge Kittleson when she's sued by a former clerk claiming sexual harassment. Jimmy is mesmerized by Judge Kittleson's frank sexual discussion.

star 9.88
30 votes
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Election Night

#2 - Election Night

Jack & Bobby Season 1 - Episode 8

Bobby is heartbroken over his break-up with Dex (guest-star Jeanette Brox) and decides to get even with Jack after finding out he is responsible for their split. Bobby's actions cause Jack, Missy and Courtney much embarrassment and anger, which results in a feud between the brothers. Bobby accompanies himself on Jack and Missy's date. Meanwhile, Grace and Tom (Bradley Cooper) sneak away from the campus election night party to smoke pot, which proves to be a terrible mistake for Grace and her family. Grace is eagerly awaiting who won the 2004 presidential election. Lastly, in the future 2040 political leaders talk about Pres. McCallister and the night he won the presidential election by only a few votes.

star 9.50
4 votes
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Streets of St. John's

#3 - Streets of St. John's

Republic of Doyle Season 3 - Episode 1

Sergeant Jake Doyle is assigned to protect a mob informant but when a mysterious group of men impede him, Jake finds the tables turned - himself the target of a manhunt.

star 8.70
119 votes
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Under Pressure

#4 - Under Pressure

Republic of Doyle Season 3 - Episode 13

The Doyles struggle to prove Mal's innocence when he's accused of murder, but end up digging a deeper hole; Kathleen gets some brotherly help with the George situation; Tinny discovers the identity of her father.

star 8.26
118 votes
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Blind Date

#5 - Blind Date

Roswell Season 1 - Episode 14

Maria enters Liz in a blind date contest; Max and Kyle commiserate about their shared feelings for Liz; Michael and Isabel send a signal to the fourth alien.

star 8.25
235 votes
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Head Over Wheels

#6 - Head Over Wheels

Republic of Doyle Season 3 - Episode 2

Jake and Mal investigate a hit-and-run and encounter a slippery criminal couple; Rose has a run-in with familiar ghosts from her past; Des discovers that Tinny's trip to London didn't go as expected. Guest star: Shannon Tweed

star 8.16
88 votes
Truth Will Out

#7 - Truth Will Out

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 7 - Episode 16

A woman comes looking for Falsone, knowing that he solved a real old case, wants him to look into a case for her from 1972. Her parents told her that she was responsible for her younger brother's death. Despite being three years old at the time, the woman has doubts about her parents' story. So Falsone and Stivers reopen this case, which was closed by Gee when he was a new detective. The reopening of the case makes Gee think that he may not have been totally focused on the case at the time. Their investigation reveals the woman's mother used her as a scapegoat for the mother's crime. Bayliss and Ballard's case involves a body that was shot, but the victim was already dead from a drug overdose. The male sergeant at the scene piques Bayliss's interest, so they get together for drinks. Their relationship doesn't develop, because word is spreading about Bayliss being the owner of the ""In Plain Site"" web site. Bayliss begins feeling pressure about his being different and considers celibacy.

star 8.09
137 votes
Live Wire

#8 - Live Wire

Republic of Doyle Season 3 - Episode 11

When Des's dad is kidnapped after being released from jail, the Doyles must band together and save Jody Redmond before it's too late; Mal is distracted when he gets bad news about his old partner; Kathleen angers Tinny when she chooses an issue from the past over a case from the present.

star 7.97
119 votes
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Save As... John Doe

#9 - Save As... John Doe

John Doe Season 1 - Episode 18

A woman, Paulette, picks up a locked case and has it stolen, then comes to John for help. Moretti, a dead scientist, developed chips to augment the human brain and left them to her. John accepts, believing chip-augmented brain processes may be connected to him. The trail leads to Moretti's house and a dead man — the thief, then to a on-line escort service where it turns out Paulette works. John figures out Paulette has the key on her charm bracelet and opens the case — it has a motherboard set up like a map of the city, and John and Paulette track the location to an abandoned basement being used as a lab with comatose accident victims being used as subjects in the chip experiments. Then they figure out the case contents have bar codes but when John scans them for info a hacker starts blowing up city sites through the electrical and water system and demands the case be given to him. John takes the case and tracks the hacker back to a nearby mall — it's Moretti's assistant Johansen...

star 7.95
271 votes
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Home of the Brave

#10 - Home of the Brave

The Practice Season 5 - Episode 19

Lindsay presses Richard Bay to explain a questionable arrest of her client, who is an illegal alien. She ultimately discovers that the police planted drugs on her client, in order to force him to testify in a murder trial. The client refuses to testify, as the murderer is his own brother, and allows himself to be deported to Colombia. Meanwhile, Lucy's actions as a rape counselor are called into question during a date rape trial.

star 7.93
29 votes
The Book Club

#11 - The Book Club

Working the Engels Season 1 - Episode 9

Sandy and Ceil crash Jenna's book club and convince the members to read a steamy erotic novel that they secretly wrote; and Jenna represents a coffeehouse owner in a dispute against his former business partner, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend.

star 7.81
43 votes
The Homecoming

#12 - The Homecoming

The O.C. Season 1 - Episode 11

Used to be Seth couldn't find a girl. Now he has two - Anna and Summer show up for Thanksgiving. Ryan also has double trouble, as he and Marissa visit his old neighborhood and encounter an ex-flame.

star 7.81
444 votes
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You Gotta Go There to Come Back

#13 - You Gotta Go There to Come Back

One Tree Hill Season 1 - Episode 10

After Whitey cancels basketball practice, Brooke convinces Lucas to let loose and takes him out for a wild night out on the town. Meanwhile, Deb instructs Dan to take Nathan away for a father-son weekend to try and rebuild their relationship, but things don't go exactly as she had hoped.

star 7.79
719 votes
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#14 - Legs

Oz Season 3 - Episode 3

With a new day breaking, Officer Howell makes a gruesome discovery. Dr. Nathan takes action against medical official Garvey. Ricardo and Hughes have a brief confrontation that results in a reprimand. Said's attorney brings good news and a special delivery. Richie Hanlon explains to Shirley Bellinger why he's on death row. New prisoner Stanislofsky joins the fold. Each group in Oz prepares their boxer for upcoming matches. Hill returns from testifying against Coyle, and the jury's still out as to whether or not that was the smartest move. Said solicits assistance from Nappa, Schillinger and Guerra. Nappa turns over control to Pancamo after discovering he has a debilitating illness.

star 7.69
599 votes
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Losing Your Appeal

#15 - Losing Your Appeal

Oz Season 2 - Episode 4

Augustus Hill's court appeal is denied, despite the efforts of Said, who has better luck getting Poet's poems published. Meanwhile, O'Reily survives his lumpectomy, and now focuses his attention on Dr. Nathan. Trying to cut a deal after killing an Aryan inmate, Richie Hanlon is forced instead to admit to a murder he didn't commit. Schibetta offers Alvarez a piece of his drug biz in exchange for killing Adebisi. Beecher is forced to meet with the judge who sentenced him; it appears she has a guilty conscience. Beecher's new roommate, Chris Keller, seems to hate Aryans as much as Beecher but appearances can be misleading.

star 7.66
578 votes
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Dog Day After New Year

#16 - Dog Day After New Year

Party of Five Season 6 - Episode 10

Bailey goes to a wedding with Holly and all her relatives think they're married. Julia's new editor hasn't answered her about her book, so she tries to find her and not just sit and wait. When she finds her, she tells Julia that another book with the same story of hers has been published, so her book won't be published anymore. Thurber, the family dog, is sick. Claudia takes him to the veterinary. Charlie and Kirsten are in a double date with Daphne. Charlie quits his job after his boss says no to his projects, but when they talk, he gets back. Bailey and Claudia decide to put Thurber to sleep, and the whole family spread his ashes in the park, saying goodbye for the last time to the long-time friend.

star 7.55
11 votes
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A Word to the Wise

#17 - A Word to the Wise

Oz Season 4 - Episode 6

An investigation into Goergen's death starts and Mobay's anxious when the investigator targets him first. Tensions begin to rise as Querns turns a seemingly deaf ear and blind eye to the blatant violations committed by black inmates. An inmate transfer works in Adebisi's favor. Arif challenges Querns's authority. Ginzburg's poor health forces him to request an early execution and Sister Pete convinces Glynn to make it happen. Glynn's press conference announcement forces his daughter to make a major decision. Beecher's daughter arrives alive and Keller confesses to Mukada.

star 7.52
579 votes
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Beating the Bounds

#18 - Beating the Bounds

Judging Amy Season 3 - Episode 10

Lauren asks if ""cheating"" was the reason her parents divorced; Bruce warns Amy that she's being set up after Judge Keeler asks to observe her in court; Maxine enlists Kyle's extreme sports expertise in supporting a teenager with low self-esteem; Amy presides over the sentencing hearing of a teenaged girl who assaulted three gang members with a baseball bat; a police officer asks Amy to officiate at her divorce ceremony; Bruce and Amy iron out some communication issues; Kyle and Amy finally have it out over the incident in the past that caused the rift in their relationship; Amy hears the case of teenager who wants to be emancipated so that he can contest his stepmother's decision to keep his comatose father on life support.

star 7.50
8 votes
Great Expectations (1)

#19 - Great Expectations (1)

Felicity Season 2 - Episode 10

Felicity's father accompanies her back to New York, where he is scheduled to work with the university. She grows tired of his constant intrusions, and panics when he announces that he may take a full-time job as a professor of surgery. Dr. Porter sends Felicity reeling with the news that he and her mother are separated. Ben and Felicity begin working the same shifts at Dean & DeLuca. Ben tells Sean that he was wrong to take his advice about not getting into a relationship with Felicity. Depressed after the university cuts the swim program, Ben convinces her to join him in blowing off some steam. They buy beer with his fake I.D. and break into the campus pool. They get caught by campus security and face expulsion. Julie rejects Erik's advances. However, he assures her that he truly cares about her music. She begins recording her demo, but learns from a technician that Erik has a reputation for preying on young singers. Ben advises Sean to tell Julie how he feels about her. Sean cann

star 7.50
76 votes
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Future Shock

#20 - Future Shock

Felicity Season 4 - Episode 12

As the spring semester begins, Lauren tells Ben that she is pregnant, and that he is the father. She is prepared to raise the child alone. Professor Hodges asks Ben and Trevor to act as research assistants for him. Trevor convinces Ben to take a paternity test. Ben becomes distracted while awaiting the test results, and forgets to check Hodges' experiment. Hodges decides to replace him. Ben learns that he is the father. He confronts Lauren about keeping the news from him for so long. Although he is torn, he feels that he cannot take part in the child's life. He gets a second chance from Hodges by assuring him that he has eliminated all distractions. Ben finally shares the truth about the pregnancy with a shocked Felicity. Felicity and Owen try unsuccessfully to get galleries to look at their work. Felicity's mother visits and announces that she is going to get her real-estate license. She encourages Felicity to follow the same path. Felicity frets over the fact that every

star 7.49
74 votes
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The Tao of Dawson

#21 - The Tao of Dawson

Dawson's Creek Season 4 - Episode 11

Pacey tries to ruin Dawson's efforts to woo his sister; Drue's mischief will end with him and Joey locked in a closet.

star 7.47
90 votes
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He Who Hesitates

#22 - He Who Hesitates

Everwood Season 3 - Episode 20

An angry Ephram makes a bold move - and breaks his father's heart in the process - in an attempt to raise money for a plane ticket to Europe by selling his music equipment, except his piano, to "muscian" Jared and his band. Meanwhile, Nina can't quite put her finger on why Andy has been acting strangely of late, whereas a more perceptive Delia comes right out and asks her father whether he has feelings for Nina, and Bright's green-eyed monster makes an unexpected appearance when Hannah (Sarah Drew) goes to the prom with Topher (guest-star Lukas Behnken). Hannah becomes very upset when Bright insults her dress. Bright goes apartment hunting. Lastly, Rose begins her treatment at the hospital with Harold by her side.

star 7.44
191 votes
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Ancient History

#23 - Ancient History

Felicity Season 2 - Episode 3

Felicity rearranges her work schedule to avoid Ben. While looking over the course catalog with freshman advisee Ruby, Felicity laments the fact that she is no longer able to pursue her interest in art. She impulsively drops her pre-med courses and signs up for drawing. Felicity winds up in the same class as Noel, who continues to hate her guts. He accuses her of ruining his chances of hooking up with a classmate, unaware that the woman's lack of interest stems from the fact that she is gay. Ruby turns to Noel for advice about a computer problem. He snaps at her because of her association with Felicity, but they later find that they have a lot in common. Noel defends Felicity when the professor and other students harshly criticize her work. Although discouraged by the experience, Felicity decides not to leave the class. Ben and Sean interview new roommates as Julie prepares to move out. When her new place falls through, they ask her to stay.

star 7.40
77 votes
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#24 - Fur

Haven Season 1 - Episode 6

A series of fatal animal attacks lead Audrey and Nathan to investigate a local woman who supports animal rights. However, they soon discover that while she may not be Troubled, the person responsible is... and Chief Wournos is the next target.

star 7.33
2944 votes
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A Good Egg

#25 - A Good Egg

Felicity Season 3 - Episode 8

Javier and Samuel decide to become parents. Javier asks Felicity to donate an egg, which would be implanted into his aunt. Felicity agrees, but changes her mind after Ben adamantly states his opposition. Felicity poses as Javier's wife during an interview with a potential donor. The woman backs out after discovering that the child would actually have two fathers. Felicity tells Ben that she has come to appreciate his viewpoint; she cannot deal with the idea of watching someone else raise her biological child. During an Al-Anon meeting, Molly speaks of her struggle to break free from an addict boyfriend. Ben confronts her and asks if the drugs discovered in Julie's closet were hers. She denies this, but later comes clean during a meeting. However, Ben cannot share any of her revelations with Felicity because of the confidential nature of the group. Jane angrily rejects Noel after he confesses to stalking her. Overcome with despair, she sleeps with an old friend--Richard. Elena tries des

star 7.31
77 votes
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The Crazy Family

#26 - The Crazy Family

Working the Engels Season 1 - Episode 7

Ceil is desperate for an image makeover after learning from her next-door nemesis that the Engels are known as the "crazy family" in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Jenna wants to save a roti restaurant from closure, but is at a loss as to how to do it.

star 7.27
11 votes
The Long Con

#27 - The Long Con

The Listener Season 4 - Episode 10

In an effort to snag an elusive human trafficker, Toby and Michelle team with a career con artist.

star 7.24
439 votes
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Miss Conception

#28 - Miss Conception

Felicity Season 4 - Episode 4

Javier helps Felicity prepare for the beauty pageant. She befriends an aspiring singer, but has several run-ins with a bitchy contestant named Denise. Felicity asks her friends not to attend the pageant because she doesn't want them to see her in such an embarrassing situation. Noel lands a job as UNY's counselor, where he helps Ben with a registration problem. Felicity takes a pregnancy test, which turns out positive. She doesn't tell anyone but Elena, who recommends she go to the clinic for a blood test. Felicity eventually tells Noel that he might be the father of her child. Elena witnesses the awkwardness between Felicity and Noel and figures out what is going on. Ben sees a receipt for the blood test on Felicity's desk. He discovers that Noel already knew of Felicity's possible pregnancy, and goes to her for some answers. She claims that she was afraid of adding to Ben's problems. She agrees to let him stay and support her during the pageant. Felicity wins the evening

star 7.20
45 votes
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Girl's Night Out

#29 - Girl's Night Out

Reba Season 3 - Episode 21

Cheyenne celebrates her 21st birthday with a Girl's Night out called Cheyenneoploza with Reba and Barbara Jean since they are the only ones over 21. Van wants Cheyenne to tell her what she wants for a gift but Cheyenne wants him to pick something she will like. Meanwhile Reba and BJ are fighting over Brock taking ""Happy Pills"". Reba finally comes to terms with Barbara Jean's craziness. Kyra comes to accept that her Dad is not perfect and is human too.

star 7.19
67 votes

#30 - Senioritis

Felicity Season 3 - Episode 15

Avery leads Noel to believe that she slept with Ben. Noel gets the Seattle job, and asks Felicity to work as his assistant for the summer. Noel and Felicity trash the library as an idiotic prank, much to Richard's dismay. Avery is hospitalized after taking too many pills. Her roommate suggests that Ben is to blame because he didn't return her phone calls. Avery continues to rely on Ben. Ben confronts Noel about his attitude. Felicity overhears Noel accuse Ben of cheating on her. Ben denies this; he says that Avery kissed him, but it was meaningless. He points out that Noel is obviously trying to break them up. Ben asks Avery to confide in her friends and seek professional help, as he can no longer support her. Noel tells Felicity how much they will miss each other after he leaves. He kisses her. Meghan supports Sean's decision to have a bar mitzvah, until she meets the attractive female rabbi. She concludes that they should break up because they have nothing in common. S

star 7.12
49 votes
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In a Lonely Place

#31 - In a Lonely Place

Dawson's Creek Season 5 - Episode 16

Jen and Audrey are tempted to risk their new relationships with Dawson and Pacey after interviewing a couple of cute musicians. Meanwhile, Pacey's caught by surprise when he realizes Jack has taken him to a gay bar, and Dawson's curious upon seeing Joey's reaction when she catches Professor Wilder on a date.

star 7.01
77 votes
Battle of the Bahamas

#32 - Battle of the Bahamas

Jack & Jill Season 2 - Episode 10

The engaged couple lose the church reserved for their wedding. They decide to marry on a sailboat in the Bahamas, but Jack worries how her mother will handle the news. Meanwhile, Audrey gives individual dance lessons to make ends meet after the money from her movie runs out; Barto goes on a date with a waitress from the bar.

star 7.00
2 votes
Death Penalties

#33 - Death Penalties

The Practice Season 4 - Episode 18

Bobby and Helen clash in an assisted suicide case. Bobby remembers his experiences of 'pulling the plug' on his mother and acts as though he were on trial. Meanwhile, Ellenor flies to Pennsylvania to try to exonerate a 31-year-old death row inmate who claims to be innocent of a double homicide.

star 6.88
30 votes
A Family Affair

#34 - A Family Affair

Freddy's Nightmares Season 2 - Episode 19

Paul is cheating on his wife and when the woman he's having an affair with starts forcing her way into his life, he breaks off the relationship with her. Paul trying to patch things up with his son who's two year absence was triggered by the earlier events. This turns deadly because of his choices.

star 6.00
2 votes
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