The Best Episodes Directed by Kevin Dowling
#1 - The Stars Align
Ed Season 2 - Episode 1
Ed and Carol's close encounter is interrupted by Bonnie Hane; Ed defends Warren on a charge of criminal negligence after Warren brings a keg of beer to a party and an underage drinker has an bicycle accident on his way home; Nancy quits her job to be a full-time mother.
#2 - Small Town Guys
Ed Season 2 - Episode 10
Hoping to turn the case into a First Amendment issue to be heard by the Supreme Court, a celebrity lawyer offers to help Ed defend an ex-classmate being sued by a woman for embarrassing her on the Internet. Mike resorts to extreme measures after Dr. Jerome decides to postpone his retirement. Warren finds that the class clown who laughs first is the one who get the most laughs.
#3 - Exceptions
Ed Season 1 - Episode 17
Ed and Carol finds themselves on opposite sides when he represents a gym coach who is flunking one of her best students; Dr. Jerome continues to humiliate Mike; Shirley starts working as Ed's legal clerk.
#5 - Wealth of Nations
Joan of Arcadia Season 2 - Episode 6
Gods tells Joan to help her mother collect clothes for the homeless; Kevin attempts stand-up comedy in order to impress Beth; Will wants to counter-sue the Bakers.
#7 - The Wedding
The Catch Season 1 - Episode 10
Sybil proves to be a formidable adversary and devises a well-orchestrated con that takes place at a high-profile wedding. Meanwhile, Alice finds herself in a precarious situation and Ben puts everything on the line to keep her out of danger.
#9 - Winter's End
Jericho (2006) Season 1 - Episode 16
After April collapses and goes into early labor, Jake makes Kenchy face his problems so that they can save April. The wind turbine arrives from New Bern but Heather does not return. Jericho makes a deal with New Bern to send ten of their people to New Bern to make more wind turbines as long as New Bern receives a percentage of their spring crop.
#10 - Moving Out
Army Wives Season 3 - Episode 3
Claudia Joy house hunts as Emmalin's rebellious ways continue. Pamela is also on the lookout for a new place because her kids no longer want to share a room. Elsewhere, Roland is confronted by an outside therapist about the care available for soldiers and Trevor's career is jeopardized by a bad call he makes during a drill.
#11 - Tidal Wave
Judging Amy Season 3 - Episode 21
Maxine works more tirelessly than ever on the Pamela Taylor investigation as she assists an attorney in finding other abused teens who are willing to join in the Taylors' class action suit against Buckley Hills; when a social worker in a child abuse case appears in her courtroom with an attitude, and without any of the periodic reports she was ordered to file with the court, Amy cites her for contempt and has her arrested when she discovers that the social worker is unaware of the child's present whereabouts; later that evening at the dinner table, Maxine takes vociferous objection to Amy's ruling and accuses her of displacing her fears and frustration about Maxine's health onto a good social worker who is overworked and overwhelmed; realizing that her mother is right, Amy has the social worker released from jail; when Donna discovers how much Kyle regrets not completing his medical training, she prods him into resuming his studies; Amy presides at the sentencing hearing for two young
#12 - Carnelian Inc.
The Mentalist Season 1 - Episode 17
When a mysterious malcontent threatens the lives of the top executives at Carnelian, Inc., a conglomerate noted for its rapacious business practices, authorities initially dismiss the communication as a hoax until the company's personnel director plummets to his death at Jane's feet during a skydiving exercise.
#13 - Rebellion
Reaper Season 1 - Episode 14
It's a demons world, as the gang encounters a demon support group with members who are trying to change their bad ways. However, not every demon is in for a change, as Sam and his friends must take down one who poses as a lawyer to unleash leeches on his victims.
#14 - Pretty Girls and Waffles
Ed Season 1 - Episode 4
Ed defends a secretary being sued over a payroll error; Carol decides that she and Nick have to end their relationship; Mike is reviewed by his superior; Molly selects talent over beauty in casting the school play.
#15 - A Cook
Dead Like Me Season 1 - Episode 8
When George decides to care for the beautiful golden retriever her latest victim has left behind, and Rube steps in as a grill cook to replace the man whose soul he recently took, both find themselves feeling lost and out of place. but as they boldly face their predicaments head-on, the two reapers finally figure out where they belong.
#16 - Night Without Stars
Joan of Arcadia Season 1 - Episode 15
Joan's newest mission from God is to work with kids, so she volunteers to help babysit children of abused mothers; Joan becomes jealous when Adam falls for one of the volunteers; Kevin starts to get cocky again and sleeps with his girlfriend, Rebecca; previous events emotionally catch up with Will; and Luke makes a shocking admission to Kevin.
#17 - Baby Steps
Madam Secretary Season 5 - Episode 7
Vice President Teresa Hurst asks Elizabeth for help when a surrogate carrying her future grandchild is arrested in Laos for human trafficking. Also, Henry tries to protect Stevie from danger when he suspects that she’s being followed by a Russian operative, and Blake deals with the demanding and costly instructions of a delegation of Japanese gardeners.
#18 - The Favorite
Reaper Season 2 - Episode 4
The Devil takes Sam to the police station and introduces him to Morgan, whom he calls his son. Now, Sam and the gang are tasked with hanging out with Morgan and showing him the ropes.
#19 - Two Rivers
Resurrection Season 1 - Episode 3
Exhuming Jacob's grave deepens the mystery of his return; Henry struggles to accept that Jacob is really the son he lost; Maggie and Bellamy wonder if the local river holds a clue that could connect Caleb's and Jacob's deaths.
#20 - Be All You Can Be
Army Wives Season 4 - Episode 4
While visiting a college campus with Emmalin, Claudia Joy runs into and old friend and begins to think about her own future. Roland prepares for Sara Elizabeth’s first birthday which he feels needs to be perfect for Joan, who will be watching the party by video chat. Pamela seeks information on how her life would be affected if she and Chase got a divorce. Denise gets a late night call of suspected domestic abuse.
#21 - Into the Fire
Judging Amy Season 5 - Episode 6
In court for the sentencing phase of a capital murder trial, Amy must decide whether to stop the proceedings when one of the lawyers makes inappropriate remarks in the course of his closing argument. In a private dinner with Lauren, Stu reveals a hitherto hidden fear of children. Kyle feels awkward on meeting his new boss, who he discovers he already knows from an AA meeting.
#22 - Exit Time
Bosch Season 2 - Episode 7
Deputy Chief Irving takes full measures in the wake of tragedy. Bosch finds himself in an unexpected alliance, which leads to a startling discovery. Eleanor seeks an advantage with the FBI. The nefarious gang behind serious crimes plans its exit strategy.
#23 - Gifted
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 13
After saving a playmate of Nikki's and then preventing her from being injured in a school bus accident, Gary meets the tough-talking 13-year-old and learns that she also knew about the accidents before they almost happened. While most would consider Nikki's clairvoyance to be a gift, she is racked with guilt because she was unable to save her own parents from dying in a car crash three years earlier -- an event Gary also failed to stop.
#25 - Home Away from Home
Drop Dead Diva Season 2 - Episode 4
Just as Jane and Tony finally move their relationship to the next level, Tony receives some news that affects both their futures. When Teri's cousin faces deportation charges, Jane steps in to help with the case. Parker and Kim get closer outside of the law offices, while Grayson decides to sell the house he shared with Deb.
#26 - The Hero Dies In This One
One Tree Hill Season 2 - Episode 13
When Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp from the band "The Wreckers" perform at TRIC, Haley realizes her passion is to pursue her music career. Meanwhile, Lucas decides to move in with Dan, straining his relationships with both Karen and Nathan. Brooke runs for student council president, but quickly realizes she is taking on more than she bargained for. Peyton and Jake's friendship grows stronger. Brooke finds out that Mouth broke her car window. Lucas gets his HCM results and aren't what they turn out to be.
#27 - Back to the Garden
Joan of Arcadia Season 2 - Episode 3
God instructs Joan to start a community garden; Judith continues her downward spiral; Luke puts up a strong front with Grace; a former police informant is killed setting Will and Carlisle on a mission to find corrupt cops.
#28 - I'm Tired of Pretending
Nashville (2012) Season 2 - Episode 9
Maddie wants to spend more time with Deacon and Teddy begins to feel like he’s being replaced. Rayna is struggling to strike the right balance with the two dads and their fatherhood responsibilities. Meanwhile, Lamar makes a plea to Rayna to secure Tandy’s support as a character witness. Charlie has declared his love for Juliette but she couldn’t be more distracted by the fact that Layla’s career is stealing some of her spotlight. Zoey and Avery make plans to visit Scarlett on the road in an effort to boost her spirits, though that feeling may be short-lived.
#29 - Near Death Experience
Judging Amy Season 1 - Episode 8
Amy presides over the sentencing hearing of an emotionally immature teenager convicted of the murder of a ten year old girl during a drive-by shooting; Vincent is shot when he attempts to rescue a woman who's being assaulted; Maxine investigates a mother who claims that she was abducted by aliens; a divorced couple asks Amy to resolve a dispute about the care of their five-day-old son.
#30 - Dead Girl Walking
Dead Like Me Season 1 - Episode 2
After a week of performing her duties as a grim reaper, George concludes that the job is not for her. So she decides to leave the soul of her most recent client inside his body. But when she witnesses the consequences of her actions, George finally begins to accept the fact that her new existence does serve an important purpose.
#31 - The God Thing
Judging Amy Season 1 - Episode 20
Amy decides the fate of two teenagers arrested for possession of a date rape drug; Greta returns to work with a newfound appreciation of her spirituality, causing Amy to question her own; while working on the case of a neglectful mother, Maxine discovers that management isn't all that it's cracked up to be, especially when it gets in the way of her time with Jared; Donna ropes Amy into having coffee with Leisha, who in turn ropes Amy into going shopping for bathing suits; Vincent breaks up with Lisa after she perjures herself on the stand; after Donna delivers some very sad news, Amy seeks some answers, and some consolation, at Bruce's church.
#32 - Wild Card
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 6
While struggling to find a way to tell his boss that he's leaving McGinty's for good, Patrick thoroughly frustrates Gary by following him around all day and triggering a host of potential disasters. When Patrick's actions culminate in an explosion at a Halloween rave party, Gary instructs him not to move a muscle - a directive that backfires when Patrick attempts to help and winds up in a life-threatening situation.
#34 - From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
One Tree Hill Season 3 - Episode 2
Brooke has an end of the summer party on the beach. As Nathan comes home from basketball camp, Haley tries to tell him how she feels. Elsewhere Lucas deals with Brooke's rules for dating and Peyton deals with family issues.
#35 - Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray
Joan of Arcadia Season 1 - Episode 18
God instructs Joan to help out with the a chaotic Girardi household; Adam has his first art show; Will and Toni witness a carjacking. Will and Toni, while making an arrest, get stuck in an elevator with a pregnant woman who is about to give birth; Kevin believes he might be recovering some sensation in his stomach area and gets an EMG (a nerve conduction) test done.
#38 - Baby, Let's Play House
Memphis Beat Season 1 - Episode 2
Dwight and Whitehead search for a missing truck driver after his young son tells his classmates he was kidnapped Meanwhile, Dwight tries to come to terms with his mother dating a man he doesn’t trust. And Dwight’s ex-wife, Alex, keeps sending mixed signals.
#39 - Smoke and Mirrors
Royal Pains Season 6 - Episode 1
After a winter abroad, Hank returns to the Hamptons to celebrate the latest addition to the HankMed family. Evan and Paige take a hands-on approach to their marriage. Later Evan hatches a plan to make Hank stay in town after a saxophone player falls ill. Meanwhile Divya experiences the joys of motherhood and a mysterious party guest brings surprising news for the Lawson family.
#40 - Grace Under Fire
The Night Shift Season 1 - Episode 4
The emergency room is flooded with patients from an annual Alamo reenactment. TC, Jordan and Kenny deal with a critically wounded patient who is disoriented and suffering from amnesia. The patient is also wearing a bracelet indicating he declines medical treatment, putting Jordan in a professional bind with Ragosa. Meanwhile, Drew must keep a severely wounded soldier alive while being miles away from help. Back at the hospital, Ragosa helps himself to aspirin in Landry’s office but soon realizes he has taken something very different. Topher schedules a vasectomy operation and the staff can’t resist the temptation to tease him at every turn. Jordan’s long-distance boyfriend Scott, surprises her with a visit to the hospital.
#41 - ARPANET
The Americans (2013) Season 2 - Episode 7
Philip uses his agent Charles Duluth to help him gain access to an early precursor to the Internet so that the KGB can bug American government communications. Nina faces the threat of a potential FBI polygraph exam, bringing her closer to KGB colleague Oleg.
#42 - Surprised by Gravity
Judging Amy Season 3 - Episode 9
Amy feels responsible when three teenagers she sentenced to community service are killed by a drunken driver during their work detail, until Kyle gives her a new perspective on the situation; Maxine assists Shelly Tran in her investigation when the skeleton of a baby is unearthed in the backyard of a home owned by three elderly sisters; Kyle tries to adjust to working at Giggle Burger and living at Maxine's house; Amy must decide whether to allow an adventuresome couple to retain custody of the toddler they include in their extreme sporting activities.
#43 - The Boat
Joan of Arcadia Season 1 - Episode 4
Helen fears Joan is becoming eccentric when she enthusiastically tackles her boat-building project; Will encourages Kevin to join a wheelchair basketball team.
#44 - Aftermath
Resurrection Season 2 - Episode 9
Arcadians mourn the loss of a beloved member of the community. The stem cells from Rachael’s baby do provide the cure for the virus, but when Rachael suddenly goes missing, Bellamy and Maggie turn to an unexpected source for help. Henry learns the truth about Margaret and his family’s role in the factory fire.
#45 - Back in the Saddle Again
Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 18
Rory asks Richard for help in creating and marketing a first-aid kit for Chilton's annual Business Fair, which leads him to realize that he is unhappy in retirement and wants to start a second career. Dean goes overboard in trying to be close to Rory, afraid that she is losing interest in him.
#47 - Intruders
The Strain Season 2 - Episode 8
Eph must protect Zack against a surprise intruder into Red Hook. Gus convinces the Guptas to make a difficult choice. Fet and Setrakian set out to acquire the Lumen but discover they are not the only potential buyer.
#48 - Ye Olde Freedom Inn
Judging Amy Season 4 - Episode 12
After Amy accidently sets on fire the homework that Lauren has spent hours painstakingly hand-calligraphing, she agrees to make it up to her by spending the weekend role-playing at an 18th century inn and inviting Maxine to join them. The going is rougher than she anticipated when they are assigned the roles of kitchen servants. Over a late night fireside heart-to-heart chat, Maxine and Amy share their dislike of change and inability to reconcile conflicting emotions about their place in the world. Bruce pursues Zola after meeting, and being completely unimpressed by, her boyfriend. Kyle treats a 14 year old girl who delivered a baby in a high school bathroom, and cannot get through to the girl's mother, who is unwilling to accept her responsibilites as a parent. Gillian gets an unexpected job offer after spending a long day waiting to interview a new pediatrician. Amy must revoke a custody order after a father reverts to his former abusive ways.
#49 - Lost Light
Bosch Season 1 - Episode 2
A routine traffic stop lands a suspect who poses a lethal new threat, while Bosch and J. Edgar (Jamie Hector) pursue a promising lead in the bones case. Bosch locks horns with Deputy Chief Irving (Lance Reddick) over his ongoing court battle, just as his relationship with Brasher picks up. And murder suspect Raynard Waits (Jason Gedrick) makes a startling confession about Bosch's cold case.
#53 - The Real Killer
The Catch Season 1 - Episode 2
Alice and the team take on a very public client, a husband who was wrongly imprisoned for murdering his wife. Alice, however, is distracted with a mission of her own: track down Ben and figure out his next move. Meanwhile, Ben, Margot and Reggie are in desperate need of cash since Alice foiled their last plan, and the three con artists set their sights on a new target.
#55 - New Horizons
The Strain Season 4 - Episode 4
Dutch is forced to make a deal with Desai while she plots to escape a strigoi breeding facility. Eph and Alex seek to uncover the dark secrets behind the Partnership’s new plan but face the repercussion of their last attack. Gus and Creem face off against a gang encroaching on their turf.
#56 - One Shot
The Strain Season 4 - Episode 3
Quinlan and Fet discover that stealing a nuclear warhead isn’t easy when they encounter an unexpected enemy. Eph and Alex concoct a new weapon to use against the strigoi. Frustrated with his seclusion, Zack discovers a love interest.
#57 - Blue Religion
Bosch Season 1 - Episode 3
After the young victim in the bones case is identified, Bosch and J. Edgar are pulled into the troubled world of the boy's family. As Bosch's own trial escalates, his romance with Brasher takes a turn. And an intense confrontation with Raynard Waits forces Bosch to rethink everything.
#60 - Wide Deceiver
Necessary Roughness Season 2 - Episode 3
Dani's routine "psych eval" of a potential draft pick turns out to be anything but. Meanwhile, Pittman turns up the heat at the Combine, TK plays hooky in his old neighborhood, and Ray Jay's girlfriend annoys Dani to no end.
#61 - Shadows and Light
Joan of Arcadia Season 2 - Episode 17
Joan is convinced that she's meant to help Stevie keep her part-time job with Adam, despite Stevie's mother's order that she quit. In an effort to supply Stevie with the Social Security number that Stevie's mother is withholding, Joan gets Kevin to use his investigative reporting skills. Kevin's findings end up leading Will to make a discovery that quickly turns Stevie's world upside-down. Meanwhile, Adam is upset with Joan for telling Helen that he tried to have sex with her, and Kevin is conflicted when the local television station asks him to do a report that pertains to paralysis.
#62 - Fare Game
CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 15
Lindsay, Stella, and Mac are on the case of a dead ADA, who they discover, is involved in a "kill war" with water guns. Meanwhile, Danny and Hawkes investigate the murder of a young lady who had a penchant for suing restaurants and taking them for all they are worth.
#63 - Silver Lining
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 4 - Episode 8
A master thief who specialises in stealing antique silver from wealthy families across the country is finally captured after his pregnant wife takes desperate measures when an appraiser threatens to ruin her white-picket-fence dreams of the future.
#64 - Born Again
The Americans (2013) Season 3 - Episode 6
Gabriel has surprising information. Elizabeth begins to take family matters into her own hands. Stan receives upsetting news from his past and turns to Sandra for support.
#66 - You're Not the Boss of Me
Judging Amy Season 2 - Episode 2
Maxine goes overboard in mothering Vincent after he's released from the hospital and moves back into her house to recuperate; Amy sentences a teenager accused of bullying small children; Donna uncovers incriminating information about Ian; Lauren's soccer coach turns out to be an old friend of Amy's; after the police reach a dead end in a child molestation accusation, Maxine stumbles upon the ammunition needed to reopen the case; Lauren lays a guilt trip on Amy about her being a work-outside-the-home mother; Amy demands a written apology after the investigation about her relationship with Bruce is dropped for insufficient evidence; when Gillian and Amy disagree about babysitters, Peter disagrees with his wife's plans to quit her job; after presiding over the case of a teenager whose infant son died after she left him on the steps of a church, Amy goes ballistic when a father at one of the soccer games becomes verbally abusive; Amy gets Bruce transferred back to her court, and is shocke
#70 - 9th
K-Ville Season 1 - Episode 1
In the wake of the storm, NOPD officer Marlin Boulet attempts to rescue survivors, while his partner, Charlie Pratt, gets scared and takes off. Two years later. Captain Embry introduces Boulet to his new partner… Trevor Cobb, an ex-Army Ranger who did two years special ops in Afghanistan. Boulet can’t figure out why a guy from up north would want to be a cop in New Orleans. When Embry announces to the team that they need a couple guys to cover a charity event in the French Quarter to benefit the Ninth Ward, Cobb smirks. He thought this was the badass squad, didn’t expect to be covering social events. Boulet tells Embry that he and Cobb will take the assignment. That night at the benefit, Boulet toasts to a long partnership; but Cobb tells him he doesn’t drink on the job. An attractive blonde, Christina DuBois, hosts the event. She gets up and gives a pep talk about rebuilding the ninth ward. Boulet notices Cobb staring at her and informs him that she’s Rex DuBois’ daughter. He owns the casino. Cobb’s going to need to make a lot more than 29K a year to pluck that flower. Suddenly a shot rings out and Boulet’s friend and neighbor, Kaja Fontaine, the singer at the event, goes down. Boulet and Cobb jump into their car and pursue the shooter. Cobb shouts directions to Boulet as they track the perp through the city to the casino, where they find his car flipped and abandoned. One of the officers, Jeff “Glue Boy” Gooden, hands Boulet a baggie full of worms found in Kaja’s dressing room. Apparently they were delivered in a flower box. Boulet thinks he knows who sent them. Tommy Corville, a fisherman who was also Kaja’s boyfriend until she broke up with him a week earlier. Another officer, Ginger “Love Tap” LeBeau, informs Boulet that Kaja just died. Out on Tommy’s fishing boat, Boulet dumps the bag of worms on Tommy’s head while dangling him overboard. Tommy swears he’s been on the gulf coast shrimping for the past two days and had his brother deliver the worms. When he can’t give Boulet the name of any buyer, Boulet cleats the rope and Tommy plunges underwater. Cobb thinks maybe he’s going a bit “overboard,” but Boulet recounts other stories of Tommy’s abuse towards Kaja. Back at the station, Embry announces he’s sending some guys to the fish market to check out Tommy’s story. Ginger informs him that they found a couple joints and a gram of coke in Kaja’s car. Boulet insists she was off drugs; but in any case she wasn’t killed for them. Embry gives Boulet and Cobb the good news that they’ll be going back to the charity event for a second tour of duty… only this time they’ll be accompanied by a bunch of harbor cops. After the briefing, Boulet looks up and sees his old partner standing outside the fence. Charlie seems to know as much about the previous night’s event as Boulet does. He explains that he held onto his police radio when he left and he’s been diligently listening to it ever since. Charlie asks why Boulet hasn’t returned any of his calls. Mostly he wants to know if he’s talked to Embry for him yet. Boulet tells him he hasn’t and he’s not going to. Boulet comes home to find his estranged wife Ayana and their daughter Tawni. Ayana informs Boulet that they’re just back to get the things he refused to send them. Couldn’t bring himself to send them, he corrects her. At the charity event, Christina DuBois tells a reporter that she thinks Kaja would have wanted them to come back tonight… to reverse the perception that the city she loved is a lawless, dying place. The reporter thinks it’s remarkable that Christina can stay so positive given the tragic circumstances of her own brother’s death. Christina refuses to comment on that. At the bar, Cobb overhears Christina and asks Boulet what happened to her brother. Turns out he was murdered in the Ninth four years earlier. He stopped to change a tire and someone stole his wallet and bashed in his head. Boulet’s cell goes off. Tommy’s alibi checks out. He didn’t kill Kaja. Suddenly the party is engulfed in gunfire. Boulet and Cobb run out to their car as it explodes. The next day Ginger informs the team that in spite of all the gunfire, they somehow came out of it with only three broken bones. No fatalities. Cobb points out that the bullet holes in the banners were well above people’s heads. These guys weren’t shooting to kill… they were shooting to miss. In the casino security booth, Boulet and Cobb look at surveillance footage. No sign of their guy. Then Boulet notices a screen of gamblers with just part of a roulette wheel spinning in the corner. He asks the head of security, Gordon Wix, to show him the footage from Tuesday… at around 10:30pm when the shooter would’ve come through. Wix hesitantly nods to the technician who presses some buttons and the footage appears. Boulet notes that now the roulette wheel isn’t in the footage at all. Cobb asks what it would mean if all the sector’s cameras were off by a few inches. The tech responds that a four foot wide path would’ve been completely obscured. Wix turns to the room, demands answers. Then he promises to get to the bottom of it. Outside, Boulet notes that mistakes like that just don’t happen in casinos. Down the street, they run into Charlie, who’s been waiting for Boulet. He managed to come up with a file on the casino employees they just questioned. Turns out they are gulf war vets turned mercenaries. They’re part of BlackRiver Security and they’ve got a contract with the casino now. Boulet tells Charlie he did good. Charlie insists that he’s going to win back Boulet’s trust. Boulet and Cobb head to the DuBois estate where they inform Christina and her father about their suspicions. Rex tells them he’s not going to spy on his own employees. No problem, they’ll just get a warrant. They ask Rex if he’s really willing to take the risk that his daughter won’t be the next victim. He’s not. He tells them to do what they need to do… quietly. Boulet and his wife are sharing an intimate moment when they suddenly notice water pouring down the stairs. Boulet runs upstairs and grabs their terrorized daughter. Outside, Ayana starts screaming when she notices her address in Atlanta spray-painted on the side of the house. Whoever did this knows where she lives. Back at the Casino, Boulet, Cobb and the team make their arrests… and not quietly. At the station, Boulet and Cobb question Wix. He claims to have been at home in his hot tub at 9:15 the previous night when the water bomb incident occurred. Boulet tells him he thinks they figured NOPD cops were quitters, so they sent him a message. Then he makes it clear that they sent the message to the wrong guy. Back at the station, Embry reprimands Boulet and the team for their impulsive roundup at the casino. He’s already received two calls from the FBI because Black River Security is employed by the federal government. And more importantly, they give millions in campaign contributions to a particular political party. Get the picture? Embry sends them all off to gather some actual evidence. Boulet throws the keys at Cobb and instructs him to drive to Ziggy’s, his favorite gumbo joint. It’s what Boulet does when he needs to think. Under the freeway overpass, he tells Cobb to stop the car. They get out and Boulet jumps him. What the hell? Boulet wants to know who he really is. Man from Cincinnati driving to Ziggy’s and asking no directions. Boulet pulls a gun on Cobb and tells him if he lies again, he’ll cuff him before he even sees his hands. Cobb explains that he did his basic training at Fort Poke in Leesville and came down here all the time. Then he warns him that if he ever does that again, one of them isn’t walking away. Boulet drops the gun. Boulet looks down his street and for the first time notices all the “Sold” signs. He suddenly realizes that all the property in the ninth is being bought up by a single company called ‘Orleans Renewal, Inc. He pays a visit to an old girlfriend in real estate. Now she’s running a real estate/voodoo shop. He discovers that ‘Orleans Renewal belongs to the DuBois family. Suddenly it all adds up in Boulet’s head. At the DuBois estate, Boulet and Cobb tell Rex that his daughter’s been paying Mr. Wix and his company to sabotage her own charity in order to scare people away from the ninth so she can buy up all the land. Rex is ready to have Boulet and Cobb thrown off his property, when they hand him copies of stock certificates in a land holding company incorporated by Christina, made out to Wix and his company. Christina doesn’t deny it. She tells her father she didn’t do it for the property. She did it for her brother who was murdered in the ninth with a tire iron. She doesn’t want those people ever coming back. She confesses that for her the hurricane wasn’t a disaster, it was a cleansing. Rex tells Christina to stop talking. Boulet cuffs her and is reading her her rights when a red laser dot lands on her forehead. Cobb yells for everyone to get down. Boulet tackles Christina to the floor, out of harm’s way; then he and Cobb bolt out the door, guns drawn, in time to see a black SUV speed off. They chase down the bullet-proof vehicle when suddenly they hear Charlie’s voice on the police radio. He’s also in hot pursuit and tells them he’s closing in. Charlie deliberately crashes into the SUV, disabling it. One of the shooters grabs Charlie and takes off in his car. Boulet forces the bloody SUV driver to tell him where his partner is heading. In an abandoned field, a helicopter waits to pick up the shooters. The shooter screeches to a halt, gets out and starts running for the helicopter. Boulet has a Katrina flashback and hesitates when he sees Charlie’s car, with Charlie trapped inside, rolling towards the pier. Cobb screams at Boulet to snap out of it; then he runs to the river, dives in and rescues Charlie. Boulet recovers, grabs an industrial hook attached to a heavy chain, and hooks it onto part of the chopper’s underbelly, forcing the helicopter to land. Boulet heads home and discovers his neighborhood has organized a house-drying party. Cobb is already there, digging a hole to replant one of his trees. Boulet tells Cobb he hesitated when he saw Charlie. Cobb acknowledges that Boulet’s human. And so is Cobb. Boulet pulls out a police record on Cobb. He tells him not all the records were lost in the storm. Cobb explains he was born and raised in New Orleans East. From March ’04 to when the storm hit he was doing time at OPP. When the jail flooded his cell mate, who couldn’t swim, was pulling him down with him, so he… and we flashback to Cobb holding his cellmate’s head underwater. Then Cobb explains to Boulet that when he escaped, he vowed that if he got a second chance he would change his life. Boulet warns him that if deep down he’s still a criminal, he’ll know and he’ll take him down. But in the meantime? Boulet buries Cobb’s criminal record along with the tree.
#71 - Roses and Truth
Judging Amy Season 4 - Episode 6
Amy must decide if a student raped his teacher or was seduced by her; Kyle is unhappy about his nonmedical duties at St. Michael's; Maxine tries to locate the mother of an abandoned newborn; after Jason menaces Amy while she's driving Lauren and Eric home, Bruce suggests getting a restraining order; fearing the worst about her health, Gillian gets the diagnosis she's dreamed of for years.
#75 - Ends and Means
Ed Season 2 - Episode 12
Ed represents a woman who embezzled money from her insurance company employer to pay for a claimant's liver transplant, and breaches his own ethics to keep her out of jail. Nancy tries and fails at a new career as a substitute teacher, and realizes that she'd like to become a guidance counselor. For once, Phil gets it right when he turns a child's birthday party at the Stuckeybowl into a celebrity roast, which ends up being a bigger hit than Ed anticipated.
#76 - Crazy Time
Ed Season 2 - Episode 4
Ed's on the case after a bitter kid's show host talks a young boy into running away; Molly gives up on wooing Jim; Warren comes up with the worst idea ever on how to impress his classmates.