The Best Episodes Directed by Kelly Makin
#1 - Who Mailed Our Mayor?
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 2
Following the murder of Mayor Larry Bowman, Dusty, the coroner who was a very very close personal friend, and the police investigate. In the police's mind, everyone, including themselves, are suspects. They question among others the Mayor's wife Marilyn Bowman, who reacts in her usual manner. Being breaking news, the local news team arrive on the scene, however without their regular camera person Shaye, and their regular on-air reporter Corrinda Gablechuck, both of who are indisposed. Filling in for Corrinda is Heather Weather, the on-air weather girl. This situation brings to the forefront Heather's professional intentions and her professional limitations. Approaching the funeral, Marnie tries to talk Ricky into attending, although Ricky doesn't think the Mayor would have wanted him there because of their past history. Eventually, the police think they've found the murderer with blood on his hands. But Death has another Shuckton resident as his next target.
#2 - Brood 14
ReGenesis Season 4 - Episode 8
Bob finally tracks down Nina, but on a visit back to Roth's lab he makes a gruesome discovery that suggests the experiment on Nina is about to go terribly wrong; the team investigates unusual crow attacks that appear to be targeting military airports.
#3 - Irritation and Separation
Queer as Folk (US) Season 4 - Episode 12
Brian's oncologist gives him a clean bill of health but insists that he take it easy. However, in an attempt to repair the devastation of the fund-raiser Jeffrey Pendergrass left in his wake, Brian decides to obtain Remson Pharmaceuticals' sponsorship (in the amount of $100,000) to participate in the Liberty Ride. Against his concerned friends' wishes, Brian starts to train for the Ride but quickly becomes exhausted and has trouble keeping up with the others in his spin class. Emmett makes an attempt to forget Drew, which is no simple task now that images of him as the Brown Athletics underwear model are plastered all over town. It seems to be just as hard for Drew to forget Emmett, as his game has been off and he has trouble sleeping (among other things), and keeping Emmett off of his mind. He finds Emmett at Debbie's and tells him he misses him. Later at the motel, Emmett asks Drew when he plans on telling Sierra about them; Drew doesn't think anyone has to know.
#4 - Big City Smack Down
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 4
Marilyn Bowman begins her first day as Mayor, only to discover her husband was cheating on her with Heather Weather. The Prosecutor "Big City" arrives in town and proceeds to insult everyone he encounters.
#5 - Keep the Peace (1)
Flashpoint Season 5 - Episode 12
In part one of the series finale, Team One faces it’s most chilling adversary yet: a brilliant serial bomber who takes an entire city hostage. They are put to the ultimate test in this shocking conclusion, changing Team One forever.
#6 - The Election
Queer as Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 14
Queer as Folk's Third Season Finale starts with only a few more days until a new mayor is selected and Brian realizes that he must do something to stop Stockwell. A thing Justin also sets in motion by saying there should be a real rage, who could change everyone's mind about Stockwell. In the meantime Melanie almost passes her first trimester, which makes her nervous because her mother miscarried in her 11th week and Emmet gets a visit from Ted. Michael and Ben get a visit from Hunter's mother. When they tell Hunter he tries to run away again, but is stopped by Ben. He then tells them the truth and why his mother wants him back. When Hunter's mom comes to get her son and they refuse to give him up she goes to the authorities, which results in Michael and Hunter running away from the police. Also, Ted gets a serious wake-up call when he sees himself getting fucked by several men on TV, without recalling any of it, and submits himself into a drug clinic.
#7 - There's Nothing Noble About Being Poor
Queer as Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 5
Debbie tries hard to sign up new gay voters on Liberty Avenue to defeat antigay Police Chief Stockwell, who's running for mayor. Brian wins the chief's campaign as an advertising account, telling the candidate that he needs to find an issue to make the second-place contender "pop" in the minds of the voters. Stockwell agrees to introduce Brian to some of his rich and powerful friends if the chief triumphs. After some teenage Babylon patrons die from bad drugs, Stockwell tells Brian he's found his issue. Ethan loses the Heifetz competition, but a talent agent offers to represent him—if he leaves Justin and his gay identity behind. Ethan refuses at first, but Brian tells him that there's nothing noble about being poor and suggests Ethan find a way to make the situation work. Ted and Emmett cannot agree on a house to purchase. Ted likes a new, modern house, while Emmett falls in love with a charming older house that needs many repairs. They argue back and forth until a frustrated Emmett tells Ted to make the decision. Ted surprises Emmett by buying the fixer-upper. After suffering much anxiety and guilt over his failure to produce sperm to father Melanie and Lindsay's second child, Michael finally succeeds. Meanwhile, steroids are making Ben extremely short-tempered, and Michael finally catches him injecting steroids.
#8 - Slow Burn
Flashpoint Season 4 - Episode 18
During the season four finale, Team One races to a hospital when Fire Captain Simon Griggs interrupts the attempted murder of a badly burned firefighter. When they corner the suspect, the team learns he’s behind a series of deadly fires in the neighbourhood. Meanwhile Fire Captain Simon Griggs is forced to make a horrific choice – one that pushes him to the edge of revenge and suicide. Parker, wrestling with his own decision about his future on Team One, must convince this broken man to live.
#9 - Just a Little Help
Queer as Folk (US) Season 4 - Episode 1
This heartwarming season opener picks up more or less where the previous season left off. Having lost his job, and a pile of money keeping Stockwell away from the mayoral position, Brian finds himself falling on hard times financially, though he refuses to admit it. Though he is offered his old job back, Brian passes because of a contractural obligation that would force him not to work for a competitor. When Brian tries to start his own agency (lovingly named ""Kinnetic"" by Justin,) all his clients turn him down, forcing him to accept donations from a fund raising put together by his friends. Ted, still not able to put his life back together, leaves rehab, despite being ""clean"". A visit from Em provokes nothing but further fights between the two, partially revolving around Ted's now-rather-close-relationship to Blake. The audience is left unsure if they will ever reconcile.
#10 - Hearts and Minds
ReGenesis Season 4 - Episode 7
A pharmaceutical company comes under fire when its newly-marketed immune suppressing drug triggers a high incidence of congestive heart failure; David attempts to find a replacement for Wes; Bob suffers a seizure that triggers romantic memories of a girl named Nina.
#15 - Cause of Death
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 6
Corrinda is taken in for questioning concerning Heather's death, but is released after Shaye brings forth footage of Corrinda complaining about Heather during the time of the murder. Dusty's and Larry's corpse's relationship starts to become sexual. The trial gets off to a bad start when the Judge reveals he has to use a flute as a gavel and Crim almost gets charged with Heather's murder, despite being in jail at the time. Marilyn begins her plan to bring new money to Shuckton, but is met with little success. The trial continues as planned, with Dusty being called as the first witness. He reveals that he never finished the autopsy, and so the Judge orders Larry's corpse exhumed, which causes Dusty to run off in an attempt to cover his actions.
#16 - The Stages of Grief
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 3
The police officially charge Crim with the murder of Mayor Bowman, despite his protests that he doesn't remember anything, while Coroner Dusty can't bring himself to do an autopsy on Mayor Bowman. Marilyn Bowman is appointed a grief counselor to help her deal with the mayor's death, to which she has been drinking heavily. The mayor's will is read, and it is revealed he has appointed his wife as interim mayor in the event of his death. Death is bored, having no souls to kill, and reflects on the reason he is stuck in Shuckton, where several years ago he spent the night partying & having drunken sex and missing a soul collection the next mourning, that of an aborted baby which instead survived. Bowman's wake is held, and when several townsfolks start a ruckus over how badly the Mayor actually treated them, Dusty has the lot clear out and proceeded to steal Bowman's corpse to keep at home. Death goes to Bowman's funeral, where it is revealed that Rampop can see Death's true form and communicate telepathically with him. Death apologizes to Rampop for Bowman's murder, to which Rampop replies that Bowman was a bad man and got what he deserved. Ricky begins his investigation into Bowman's murder, but is hampered by his fear of leaving his house. Upon looking through the funeral footage for suspects, Ricky notices Death for the first time, which cause Death to come to life on his screen and insult him, scaring Ricky and blowing out the TV.
#17 - Serious Shocking News
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 7
Dusty is caught with his pants down and Larry's corpse in his grave. Ricky awakens to find Marny missing and ventures out into the world. The trial begins closing arguements, with Big City showing how various objects could be the missing murder weapon, resulting in the Judge getting his gavel back, and wooing the crowd with promises of vengeance. Ricky finds Marny, who accidentally reveals herself to be Ricky's mom and that Larry, who was a US draft dodger, had pressured her into getting him aborted, but he had survived and was raised by Dr. Porterhouse until he was old enough to live at an orphanage.
#20 - The Butterfly Is To Blame
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 5
Heather is released from jail due to lack of evidence. Corrinda goes to have an abortion, but learns that this pregnancy is her last egg, which causes her to reconsider. Dusty and Bowman's Corpse's relationship starts to become more intimate. Ricky has Marnie go to the trial with a spy camera on so he can watch, noticing that Marilyn is absent, who is at her office drinking, but an encounter with Death before the trial starts causes the camera to lose its signal. The trial starts with each side's opening statements, Big City's being all excitement and no substance, while Murray is late and completely unprepared, so Crim fires him and decides to represent himself, only to announce that he remembers a drug induced "vision" where his spirit bear told him to kill the mayor. Murray manages to get this statement stricken from the record, and Crim re-hires him and makes them blood brothers. Heather tries to make herself Corrinda's permanent replacement when she goes on maternity leave. Later, Heather is killed in the courtroom, with Death and Rampop being the only witnesses.
#21 - Big Fucking Mouth
Queer as Folk (US) Season 3 - Episode 9
At Woody's bar, Debbie emcees a charity strip contest during which one of the contestants goes too far and exposes himself to the crowd. A plainclothes policeman in the audience orders the patrons to leave, and the bar is closed. Debbie organizes a protest and publicly condemns Stockwell as a homophobe, putting her beau, Detective Horvath, in an awkward situation. Stockwell maintains that illegal activity at Woody's caused its closing and mentions Brian as proof that he is not a homophobe. Michael arranges a job interview for Ted with Tracy, now the manager of the Q Mart. Overqualified for the position of assistant bookkeeper, Ted is stunned and angry when the regional manager hires another "more qualified" applicant. Later, bartending for party planner boyfriend Emmett, Ted experiences further humiliation after overhearing Garth Racine refer to him as "nobody." Out shopping for wine for a get-together with all their friends at his and Emmett's apartment, Ted returns extremely drunk and ruins the evening when he inadvertently shoves Emmett in the kitchen. Melanie wants to work on the appeal of a woman who lost child custody rights to her abusive, drunken spouse due to her lesbianism. Knowing a career-making, landmark decision will be rendered in the case, Melanie tries to renege on an earlier promise to Lindsay to lighten her workload in preparation for motherhood.
#22 - Broken Peace
Flashpoint Season 5 - Episode 1
Team One tears through the city in pursuit of James Mitchell, an armed and volatile man hunting for his ex-wife Michelle. James’s frantic daughter May fills the team in on the history of violence and abuse that she and her mother have escaped. As the team corners James on a hotel rooftop, a shocking turn forces Ed into taking a tragic shot he wasn’t prepared for.
#23 - Deception
Rookie Blue Season 4 - Episode 11
Andy finds out Marlo has been carrying out an unauthorized investigation into a pedophile; the drug sweep Traci is overseeing takes an unexpected turn when Sam leaves to help Marlo.
#24 - No Kind of Life
Flashpoint Season 5 - Episode 2
The Team is called to an office building where Dr. Jason Alston has been taken at gunpoint. As the team clears the building, the gunman gets the drop on Sam, forcing him and Jason into a van and revealing a critically injured child. Sam helps Jason stabilize the child’s condition, and discovers a history between Jason and the gunman – just as armed men close in, gunning for Brendan and trapping Sam and Jason in the crossfire.
#25 - For Better, For Worse
Rookie Blue Season 4 - Episode 8
A robbery on a casino-bound bus filled with seniors threatens Frank and Noelle's wedding; Traci loses Noelle; Andy and Nick share an intimate moment.
#26 - Werewolves
Murdoch Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 12
A savage murder, seemingly at the jaws of a wild beast, leads Murdoch into the mysterious worls of North American shamaism and lycanthropy. While searching for a reational explanation, Murdoch is forced to choose between Enid and Dr. Ogden.
#33 - Old Times
The Glades Season 3 - Episode 6
The murder of a woman who contacted the Innocence Project to exonerate a death row inmate now forces Jim to team up with the detective who investigated the original case: Jim's former partner when the Florida State Attorney General's office calls her to testify against the IRS agent who handled her audit and tried to extort her for sex a few years back. Reluctant to take time off to help the State Attorney, Callie is surprised when Miranda is not only supportive of her request, but also learns that Miranda has been the victim of sexual harassment herself, and the two women bond through their shared experience.
#34 - Gross Deceptions
The Border Season 1 - Episode 4
A dangerous Belgian arms dealer arranges the theft of anti-tank weapons from a Canadian military base – and they seem to be headed stateside. As they track the weapons, Kessler and LaGarda must contend with disgruntled ex-Airborne soldiers, a criminal mastermind who's three steps ahead of them, and the young truck driver caught in the middle.
#35 - Paris
Vikings Season 3 - Episode 7
The appearance of the Viking fleet causes panic among the population of Paris. The Emperor Charles, urged by his daughter Gisla, announces in Court he will remain in the city. The defense of Paris is in the hands of its Commander, Count Odo, who hopes that a heroic victory against the Vikings will gain him Gisla’s hand in marriage. The Vikings establish camp downriver from the city and plan their attack.
#36 - Anything You Can Do...
Murdoch Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 13
While investigating a murder, Murdoch find himself teamed with a North West Mounted Policeman whose methods and mannerisms are strikingly similar to this own -- perhaps too similar? Murdoch hope to rekindle his relationship with Dr. Ogden -- but is it too late?
#38 - The Means
Mary Kills People Season 2 - Episode 1
Des is happy to reteam with Mary following his stint in prison - but when a routine case leads to a devastating outcome, Mary questions whether she was better off fighting the good fight without him in control and unchallenged.
#40 - Wolves
Frontier (2016) Season 1 - Episode 4
An unexpected arrival to Fort James puts Lord Benton and Chesterfield on edge; Emberly conspires to rid herself of a problem; Michael is shocked when he sees someone from his past.
#42 - Compromising Positions
The Border Season 1 - Episode 5
Kessler bows to pressure from ex-lover and Cabinet Minister Suzanne Fleischer to arrange the release of three illegal Russian strippers. The story is leaked to the press, and the Squad is exposed to ridicule. When the strippers' Russian boss turns up with a bullet in his head, Kessler unearths a conspiracy that mingles sex, blackmail, and political intrigue at the highest level.
#44 - Defense
Saving Hope Season 2 - Episode 4
The doctors at Hope Zion Hospital are forced to deal with people from their past as Alex, Charlie and Joel take on the daunting task of operating on a malpractice lawyer known for suing every doctor in his path. Meanwhile, Zach is tested when the last person he wants to treat comes into his E.R. and a Season 1 patient returns with some difficult insight for Charlie and Alex.
#45 - Little Piggies
Saving Hope Season 2 - Episode 2
Alex must learn to stick up for herself and not be intimidated by Dawn (Charlie’s ex-wife) in order to work alongside her and perform a minimally invasive heart procedure to save a patient’s life. Meanwhile, Joel unlocks a mystery to a young girl’s disease, while getting some advice from Charlie, who is trying to figure out how to help his comatose patient come back from being a spirit. It’s a week of defying the odds at Hope Zion Hospital.
#47 - Moo Shu to Go
Shadowhunters Season 1 - Episode 5
Tensions escalate between Alec and Clary as they don't see eye to eye on the best way to hunt down Valentine. But when Jace and Isabelle are sent on an intel mission to the Seelies by Maryse Lightwood, Alec is put in charge of keeping Clary safe, much to both of their chagrin. With his hard-as-nails mother back in town and Clary's rule-breaking tendencies, Alec finds himself struggling to stick to the Claves rules while keeping his promise to Jace. Meanwhile, the New York City Werewolf pack begins their hunt for Clary and The Mortal Cup.
#48 - Dead Man Walking
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 8
Mayor Marilyn ties to put a positive spin on the execution, saying it marks a new future for Shuckton. Crim has his last meal, and confesses to a Priest/Rabbi/Tribal Elder that he does not have any First Nations background. Death checks out of his motel in preparation for the execution. Marilyn reveals that executions will become Shuckton's new major trade, including talks to build a theme-park around them in Shuckton. Death kills Buttonhole, who begs for it, which disgusts Death, and receives a message that Crim is next. Ricky and Marnie race to execution.
#49 - Death Checks In
The Kids in the Hall Death Comes to Town Season 1 - Episode 1
The 27,000 residents of Shuckton, Ontario are awaiting word via a letter if they have been chosen to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. The town's chief booster is the mayor, Larry Bowman, with his faithful wife Marilyn and doting son Rampop by his side. The life of the Bowmans behind closed doors is however a different matter. While the townsfolk eagerly listen to the Mayor announce the official decision of their Olympic bid, Death has come to town in the form of a bike riding Drifter. Following the Olympic announcement, Death takes its first victim in Shuckton.
#50 - #501
The Kids in the Hall Season 5 - Episode 1
Idiot Boy: Assistant, Cops: Interrogation 1, Feelyat, Cops: Interrogation 2, Catching Up, Martyr, Cops: Interrogation 4, The Beard Skits: - Idiot Boy at Work: Idiot Boy is causing problems at work - Police Department: 10:00 a.m. Precinct House - Did you kill that guy? - You've Gained Weight: woman with eating disorder discusses weight problems - Police Department: 6:00 p.m. Precinct House - Did you kill that guy? - Feelyat!: bizarre foreign-language game show (& news bulletin) - Brian's Been Arrested: Fran tells how Brian was arrested - Police Department: 11:00 p.m. Precinct House - Did you kill that guy? - The Beard: Man's beard takes over his life