The Best Episodes Directed by Ken Fink
#1 - A Bad Day
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 5
George is having a bad day: he's in trouble for hitting on a woman half his age, he made derogatory comments about Mr. Dressup, he offends Linda McQuaig (as herself) and she walks off the show, suicidal Shane is back, his BMW needs a new muffler, and Jim tells more than he should to a documentary crew (led by Dan Redican).
#5 - Dis and Dat
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 7
George's quest for an indoor parking spot is thwarted when the Corporation hires Gillian Soros (Elisa Moolecherry) as the new head of regional programming. Gillian has definite ideas about George and the Toronto News.
#7 - Parking
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 9
As George's crusade for an indoor parking space continues, his paranoia surfaces after he receives a mysterious and vague voice mail and his office couch disappears. He immediately assumes the worst: the Corporation wants him gone.
#8 - Say Cheese
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 11
George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.
#9 - Dial G for Gristle
The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 3
Everyone wonders why media mogul Conrad Scott is visiting the newsroom.
#10 - Learning to Fly
The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 6
It is the end of the world in all dimensions.
#11 - Latent Homosexual Tendencies
The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 5
George's therapist falls into a coma shortly after suggesting that George has latent homosexual tendencies.
#12 - Never Read Symptoms
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 7
George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.
#13 - Reality Strikes
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 10
A film crew invades the newsroom, making George anxious.
#14 - The British Accent
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 12
George secretly cancels his trip.
#16 - Lolita
The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 4
George is invited to give a guest lecture at a local university and, with the aid of a stolen thesis, manages to charm an attractive young student into visiting his office.
#18 - The Fifty
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 8
An argument between George and Alex over finding a $50 bill results in Alex losing his job on principle and then buying it back from George for a considerable sum ... also on principle.
#19 - The Walking Shoe Incident
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 1
News director George Findlay needs to hire an assistant to take care of such pressing matters as returning his walking shoes, getting him Fibre First, and dealing with his mother's persistent phone calls. He's faced with a dilemma: hire the qualified Afro-Canadian lesbian or the inexperienced yet attractive ski bunny.
#20 - Baghdad Bound
The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 1
Jim is abducted in Baghdad while taping a segment on pets. George finds himself on the short list to receive the coveted Order of Canada.
#22 - Petty Tyranny
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 6
George's quest for bran muffins leads him to the cafeteria and into a fight. Cynthia Dale (as herself), while researching a role in a feature film, observes the newsroom. George offends one of Canada's top stars.
#23 - One Dumb Idea
The Newsroom Season 3 - Episode 2
George and the news production staff decide to produce a sitcom.
#24 - Unity
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 8
George is annoyed when his name is left off the Globe and Mail list of government employees who make over $100,000 per year. Lise Léger (Guylaine St. Onge) appers on Toronto news with Linda McQuaig (as herself) to discuss the Canadian unity situation. Lise is inexplicably attracted to Jim.
#26 - An Enormous Waste of Time
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 4
A sniper kills again. A dog dies in the office. A power lunch goes wrong. And George regrets ever using the handicapped washroom.
#27 - The Kevorkian Joke
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 4
When failed screenwriter Shane (Jason Blicker) threatens suicide on tape, George turns his videotaped attempt into a five-part series to boost ratings. A killer virus in Zaire could have a connection with Toronto, maybe even the newsroom.
#28 - Prophets
Person of Interest Season 4 - Episode 5
Finch is suspicious when a gifted political pollster's number comes up at the same time that his typically ironclad predictions go wrong – and believes that the two events are linked. Meanwhile, Reese is sidelined by a direct order from Captain Moreno. Jason Ritter guest stars as pollster Simon Lee.
#30 - Dinner at Eight
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 2
After yet another on-air faux pas by Jim, Lindsay Ward (Amanda Tapping) is hired as co-anchor for Toronto News. Solo anchor Jim, feeling threatened by Lindsay's aggressive personality, turns to George who supports him pharmaceutically. When the shifting of power starts to affect George, it's time to fight dirty.
#31 - Pushy, Money-Grubbing, Cosmopolitan Racist
The Newsroom Season 2 - Episode 3
Racism infiltrates the newsroom.
#32 - Pretenders
Person of Interest Season 4 - Episode 6
Reese, Shaw and Fusco must protect an unassuming office worker who stumbles into a dangerous conspiracy while moonlighting as a fake detective. Meanwhile, Finch travels to Hong Kong as part of his academic cover identity.
#35 - Home Invasion
Arrow Season 1 - Episode 20
Deadshot returns to Starling City after taking down a U.S. Ambassador and six others overseas. By keeping tabs on A.R.G.U.S.’s manhunt for the assassin, Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity learn that a sting operation is underway to capture Deadshot – alive. Diggle is determined to see his brother’s killer dead, with or without Ollie’s help. Meanwhile, Laurel takes drastic steps to protect a young witness, exacerbating friction between Tommy and Oliver. Later, Roy Harper unconventionally pursues all leads to find his new hero, but runs afoul of Detective Lance. Back on the island, Oliver recalls how Shado helped him incrementally gain confidence with a bow and hit the target for the first time.
#41 - Scandal
Revenge Season 1 - Episode 16
The murder scandal at the Fire & Ice party rocks the Hamptons, and someone has to take the fall. The devastating turn of events call for desperate measures, as the Graysons form a united front, Emily grows more anxious, Ashley steps up for the family, and Jack is not the only one wondering where Amanda has gone.
#42 - Deeper, Deeper
The Newsroom Season 1 - Episode 3
Cutbacks are coming at the network—who will it be? George vows to "go to the wall" to save jobs but everyone knows someone has to go. Backstabbing, clandestine job hunts, prostitutes and religious conversations prevail.
#43 - One Hundred Days
Designated Survivor Season 1 - Episode 15
As President Kirkman releases an agenda to reset his presidency, Alex makes a controversial public statement that threatens to derail it. Agent Wells unknowingly finds herself in the center of a dangerous trap while getting closer to the truth.
#44 - Knightfall
Nikita Season 2 - Episode 3
Birkoff tells Nikita and Michael that a black box file reveals that an international terrorist named Ramon, who has been taking credit for some serious political assassinations, now works for Division. This news upsets Nikita since she was the agent that captured Ramon years ago and turned him over to Percy. Amanda convinces Alex to kill Anton Kochenko, a man who used to work for Alex's father, and plans to let Ramon take the credit for the murder. However, when Nikita disrupts Amanda's plan, Amanda fights back by taking what Nikita loves most.
#45 - One Way
Nikita Season 1 - Episode 9
Nikita and Michael temporarily team-up to kill a terrorist who murdered Michael’s family many years ago. When Percy learns this information, he sends Division agents to kill Nikita, who ultimately compromises the mission, leading to Michael’s capture by the terrorist group. Alex is caught going through medical files inside Division so she creates a lie that involves Jaden and almost blows her cover.
#47 - Vendetta
Arrow Season 1 - Episode 8
As Oliver and Helena grow closer, Oliver trains her to be his ally, complete with showing her how to use a crossbow. Diggle disapproves of Oliver sharing his secret with Helena as he’s not sure she can be trusted, but Oliver refuses to listen to his concerns. Helena’s quest for revenge proves to be too strong for Oliver to handle after she kills the head of the Triad and all hell breaks loose.
#48 - Revelations
Revenge Season 2 - Episode 9
Nolan is confronted with a skeleton from his past, and Daniel’s leading role is challenged as Emily and Aiden weave their way through Grayson Global. Meanwhile, the christening of baby Carl brings new concerns to light for Jack and Declan.
#49 - Détente
Salvation Season 2 - Episode 2
Darius and Grace must forge an emotional détente to get international cooperation. Liam meets a new scientist who has a mysterious past.
#50 - Escapement
Zero Hour (2013) Season 1 - Episode 10
Hank, Beck and Laila are in the Faroe Islands, unsure if they will live or die at the hands of the Pyrates. Rachel shares some surprising news with Hank about his parents and the 41 Trust. Hank’s mother finally discloses the deeply painful secret she’s been holding all these years, and a dumbfounded Hank realizes his father is the missing piece to the puzzle.