The Best Episodes Directed by Kim Friedman
#1 - One of a Kind
Knots Landing Season 3 - Episode 6
Karen's old boyfriend, Teddy Becker, comes to visit. Teddy is convinced that Diana is his daughter, but Karen assures him that she is Sid's. After hearing Teddy tell Diana that his sons asked to be adopted by their stepfather, Karen decided to let him think that Diana could be his. However, Karen shows Diana a photo of Sid's grandmother, who looks exactly like Diana. Richard gives Laura a new car for her Christmas gift, but then Scooter comes by with a brand new Mercedes for her. Val is upset by past Christmas memories of her when her father died and Lilimae abandoned her. Gary reminds Val that Lilimae was only 14 when she got married, so Val should give her a break. Lilimae gives Val a quilt and they make up.
#2 - And Teddy Makes Three (a.k.a.) Decisions
Knots Landing Season 4 - Episode 14
Kenny and Gary almost come to blows. Jeff offers Kenny a job, but he declines. Ginger tells Gary that it was Abby who cut Kenny out, not Jeff, and that Gary better wake up. Chip convinces Ciji to get an abortion, but after spending time with Laura's kids, she changes her mind. Val asks Chip if he stole 2 chapters from her book, but he denies it. Val helps Mac pick out an engagement ring for Karen. He proposes to Karen, who answers "probably". Karen's old boyfriend Teddy Becker is back in town, and Mac's really jealous. He and Karen break up, and Teddy wants to get back with her. Val tells Karen she's being foolish. Karen finally tells Mac she really loves him. He proposes again, and this time she says yes.
#3 - The Loudest Word
Knots Landing Season 2 - Episode 13
Kenny goes to see Ginger at school and implores her to get back together with him. She still refuses. Kenny shows up at her Lamaze class and they argue. Ginger feels bad, and finally tells him that both she and the baby need him. Val's doctor finds a malignant growth in her colon and needs to operate. Gary can't handle it - he feels so guilty about how he's treated Val, and totally breaks down. He calls Miss Ellie weeping, so Bobby comes to support him while Val's in the hospital. The doctor is able to remove all of the cancer.
#4 - Aftermath
Knots Landing Season 3 - Episode 3
The Fairgates are in turmoil. Michael is terrified that Karen will die, and constantly checks up on her. Eric cries in Sid's antique car, and then is very upset when Karen sells it. Diana's upset that Karen is acting like a robot and won't talk about her feelings. Karen is putting on a strong front, but is angry with everyone. She's angry with Sid for dying on them. At work, she fires Abby and goes off on Gary and starts slapping and hitting him. Val confronts Karen and tells her she's hurting the people she loves. Karen syas she is terrified without Sid, and scared that if she lets herself feel she'll just blow. Ginger has her baby- a girl named Erin Molly. Karen visits them at the hospital, and they ask her to be the godmother. As Karen holds the baby, she breaks down weeping.
#5 - Civil Wives
Knots Landing Season 1 - Episode 8
Sid's ex-wife, Susan, comes to the cul-de-sac where her motives are questioned by Sid and Karen.
#6 - Step One (a.k.a.) Husbands and Lovers
Knots Landing Season 2 - Episode 6
Diana is having difficulty with her new boyfriend as she feels a pressure to sleep with him. Karen, Diana, Val and Ginger are performing in an ERA benefit. Val asks Gary to help, but he's too preoccupied helping Earl Trent. Diana needs Karen's support but she is too busy rehearsing. In frustration, Diana pulls out of the ERA. Meanwhile with Laura preoccupied with work, Richard spends his time with Abby and they end up in the hot tub. Karen and Diana make up and sing, "Put on a Happy Face".
#7 - The Three Sisters
Knots Landing Season 3 - Episode 10
Laura takes the neighborhood women with her to check out an estate to sell. The estate is rumored to be haunted by the three sisters who lived there. The women must spend the night when Karen's car won't start. The ghosts of the sisters want Val to join them and be their mother, and try to get her to jump off the roof. On the roof, Lilimae is able to talk Val out of her trance, and she doesn't jump.
#8 - Choices
Knots Landing Season 2 - Episode 10
Linda asks Sid to go away to a race for the weekend. Sid decides not to go, but doesn't pick up on the fact that Linda's interested in him romantically. Gary sells the illegal parts to Sid's supplier so that Sid won't know about it. Laura tries to initiate romance with Richard, but he rejects her. Meanwhile, Abby has started to reject him. Abby and Judy argue over who will 'get' Gary. Judy tells Val that she and Gary are having an affair and love each other. Gary finds Val at the beach. She slaps Gary but they make up. Judy comes to KLMotors the next day. Gary's mad that she told Val, and says he will never leave Val. Judy leaves, and Abby says "Are you ready for ME now Gary?"
#11 - Those Who Can't... Tutor
A Different World Season 1 - Episode 4
Dwayne offers to tutor Denise in calculus after she receives a D on a test. Denise believes that it is a scam, but Dwayne turns out to be an excellent tutor. They study for so long that Dwayne gets locked inside the dorm after curfew. He sneaks into Whitley's room while she is sleeping and climbs out the window. Stevie catches Dwayne coming down the fire escape, and Whitley suffers tremendous damage to her reputation. Dwayne refuses to tell the truth because he fears that Denise could be suspended. Stevie believes that Dwayne and Whitley are lying, and plans to report them to the dean. Denise interrupts and explains what really happened.
#12 - Hand Roll Express
L.A. Law Season 2 - Episode 12
McKenzie gets Brackman's arrest for solicitation vacated when he's able to prove that his colleague really was ordering off the menu at a sushi bar, and not negotiating a tryst with an attractive but inexperienced undercover police officer; Melman's loyalty to Markham lands her behind bars for refusing to testify against him until a jail house visitor wises her up by breaking her heart; Van Owen accepts the offer of a lucrative partnership in an old friend's law firm; Sifuentes's bad luck streak with the women in his life extends into the courtroom when his client dooms his dreams of winning a landmark First Amendment case; Markowitz's mixed feelings about his new watch are resolved by a mugger who relieves Markowitz of his ill-gotten gain, and Kelsey of her engagement ring.
#13 - The Quarrels
Dynasty Season 6 - Episode 11
Rita panics when Blake tells her that he's made an appointment for her to see his physician. Dex becomes disgusted with Alexis as she pampers King Galen. Galen tells Michael that his marriage to Amanda was arranged, strengthening his own plans to regain the throne. Michael demands that he and Amanda start planning a family. Blake is enraged when Rita, posing as Krystle, runs away from his romantic advances.
#14 - The Homecoming
Dynasty Season 6 - Episode 2
Blake pays $5 million for the release of Krystle and Alexis, and the families return to Denver from Moldavia. Steven delivers a moving eulogy at Luke's funeral. Claudia comforts him and incurs Adam's wrath. Rita's boyfriend Joel, a wheeler-dealer film director, is enthusiastic about Sammy Jo's impersonation plot--and the money to be made. Dominique is stunned to find Alexis is no longer interested in fighting over the Sumatra Timberlands sale. She's preoccupied with worries about Galen in Moldavia. Krystle finds Sammy Jo redecorating Delta Rho Farms and demanding Krystle release more money from her trust. Michael rebuffs Blake's offer to help him begin life anew in Denver. Fallon tells Miles Colby she is suffering from amnesia.
#15 - Shadow Dancing
Babylon 5 Season 3 - Episode 21
With the Shadows next target known, a massive counterattack is prepared. Ivanova and Marcus scout ahead in the White Star, while the fleet stands by in hyperspace. At the same time, Franklin finally has to face his problems as he lies fatally wounded in Downbelow.
#16 - The Alarm
Dynasty Season 6 - Episode 15
Galen plots to regain his throne while Elena, learning the counter-revolution is in jeopardy, solicits Michael's help. A mysterious woman visits Denver to conduct extensive research on Colbyco. Carress Morell, a journalist, is Alexis' sister. Alexis, noting Blake's loss of faculties, is ready to pounce. Adam forces Blake to grant him power of attorney. Adam boasts to Claudia, but she is suspicious, and continues her attempt to prove rightful ownership of the oil well. Sammy Jo learns that Joel and Rita plan to poison Blake and flee to South America with Krystle. After much soul searching, Sammy Jo warns Steven, but it may be too late. Steven arrives at the mansion just as Blake, stricken with an apparent heart attack, falls down the stairs.
#24 - Parental Consent
Dynasty Season 5 - Episode 22
Alexis attempts to persuade King Galen to allow a marriage between Amanda and his son. She sweetens the offer by suggesting his country would receive a portion of Colbyco's revenues. Finally, she takes him to bed. Steven tells Claudia that although he still loves her, he is now certain he also loves Luke. Dominique advises Krystle to reconcile with Blake or risk losing him to Ashley. Lady Ashley impulsively kisses Blake and the moment is photographed and sent to Krystle.
#25 - Record Breaking Time
In the House Season 3 - Episode 6
A hotshot college football star poised to break one of Marion's last standing records catches Tiffany's eye. But Tonia has a bad feeling about the young man's intentions - feelings Marion initially discounts. Meanwhile, Maxwell scrutinizes a parade of would-be receptionists.
#27 - Cathexis
Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 - Episode 13
Stardate: 48734.2 After Chakotay and Tuvok are injured in a shuttle accident, a non-corporeal life form begins to wreak havoc on Voyager by infiltrating the minds of the crew and altering the ship's systems one by one.
#28 - Blaze of Glory
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 5 - Episode 23
Stardate: Unknown Sisko receives a message from one of the few surviving Maquis members saying that they will launch undetectable missiles at the Cardassians, which will provoke an all out war. Sisko enlists the help of Eddington to aid him in deactivating them, however, all is not as Sisko had been informed.
#30 - The Ship
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 5 - Episode 2
Stardate:50049.3 While searching for minerals on a planet, Sisko, Dax, O'Brien, Worf, and Muniz discover the wreckage of a crashed Jem'Hadar ship. However, they are not the only ones interested, because the Dominion is anxious to retrieve the vessel.
#31 - Twisted
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 6
Stardate: Unknown A spatial distortion ring begins to reconfigure the internal layout of Voyager. With the crew unable to get to vital systems, and the captain injured after coming into contact with the anomaly, the ship is slowly twisted as the ring implodes and endangers the crew.
#33 - Jetrel
Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 - Episode 15
Stardate: 48832.1 The man, who designed the weapon that destroyed all life on the moon of his home world, including that of his family, diagnoses Neelix with a fatal illness.
#34 - Gordo and the Girl
Lizzie McGuire Season 1 - Episode 19
Lizzie and Miranda feel neglected, when Gordo spends more time with his new girlfriend, Brooke (Kyla Pratt). They are unable to come to terms with the fact that Gordo has a girlfriend now and he is drifting away from their group. Meanwhile, Matt learns about "percentages" from his father and starts accepting bets from his friends, but he eventually lands in trouble when his mother finds out about this.
#35 - Skin Deep
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 8 - Episode 28
A ""sex shop"" opens in Beverly Hills. Brandon, Steve and David patronize the store, under the guise of covering the controversy for the newspaper. Brandon infuriates Kelly by defending the store and its clientele, and attending a wild bachelor party for Muntz. A misunderstanding causes David and Val to fear that they are having problems with their sex life. Steve decides that he is interested in Janet after she expresses her philosophy on free love. Donna discovers that her assistant, who has very low self-esteem, calms herself by cutting her arms with a razor. She tries to convince her to seek help. Donna asks women of normal measurements to appear in her catalog because she believes that using models would send the wrong message. Kelly is revolted when Jackie opts to get a face lift and Erin frets about calories. Music: ""Jellyhead"" by Crush
#36 - Birthday
Dynasty Season 4 - Episode 23
Tracy and Krystle exchange angry words. As Alexis monitors all of the television news programs, Mark suggests she's waiting to see some late-breaking news-news she already knows. Blake learns Kirby has unearthed the truth about her father and is anxious to demonstrate he only lied to fulfill Joseph's wishes. As little Blake's birthday party gets underway, Krystle tells a stunned Alexis that she is expecting a baby. Alexis recovers quickly and dismisses Krystle with the fact that she's been through four pregnancies. Krystle catches the slip, and Alexis explains one pregnancy miscarried. Fallon and Jeff announce their plans to remarry. The Carringtons are stunned to hear that Rashid Ahmed has created an international incident by announcing that Blake is planning a military attack on another world power involved in the China Seas oil deal.
#37 - The Show Must Go On
A Different World Season 1 - Episode 16
Denise and Whitley earn lead roles in Maggie's play, a bizarre (and painfully long) adaptation of the story of Adam and Eve. Denise and Whitley vie for the affections of their leading man, who seems to thrive from the attention. When the girls learn that Rick already has a girlfriend, they allow their anger to affect their performances. Although the play ends abruptly after Whitley tries to strangle Rick, Maggie still receives rave reviews. Meanwhile, Dwayne and Ron struggle to design the sets without exceeding their 35-dollar budget.
#39 - Foreign Relations
Dynasty Season 5 - Episode 16
Krystle launches her new business with the purchase of an Arabian horse. Sexual tension between Steven and Luke mounts. Jeff and Nikki return from Bolivia with the news of their marriage and they move into the mansion. Alexis is intrigued with Blake's recent meeting with a delegation from China. It was arranged by Lady Ashley Mitchell, an internationally known photojournalist and widow of a wealthy British lord. After Lady Ashley and Blake enjoy a lovely dinner together, she impetuously kisses him.
#40 - Ben
Dynasty Season 6 - Episode 21
A crisis in Hong Kong sends Blake overseas, leaving Krystle to speak beside Alexis at the co-company dedication. When Alexis publicly denounces Blake's character, a vicious argument ensues and lands the two enraged women in the mud. Although Bart and Steven cannot agree about the pipeline particulars, they are in mutual accord with their affections. Bart secretly admits that he and his old roommate were lovers, not knowing that a private investigator, hired by Adam, is also privy to the information. Garrett questions a nervous Dominique about Jackie's father. His suspicions grow when Dominique refuses to answer. Alexis learns of Ben Carrington's isolated existence in Australia. With vengeance as her inspiration, she lures the recluse back to Denver, hoping to pit the estranged brothers against one another. Upon her return, Alexis receives a housewarming gift that turns her blood cold; Caress has moved in.
#41 - The Accident
Dynasty Season 6 - Episode 17
When Joel intercepts Krystle and Sammy Jo at Delta Rho, Krystle pretends to be Rita and escapes. Rushing to the hospital, she is finally reunited with Blake. The two receive a grand welcome home, but Krystle is haunted by nightmares of Joel. Blake vows to capture the fugitives. While attacking Joel, Rita steers their car over a cliff. Both are thrown clear and reconcile in Rio de Janeiro, only to plot a future impersonating scheme. Alexis plots Krystle's demise by publishing the kidnapping story with added ""facts."" A neglected Dex attempts to force Galen to walk and consults doctors who can prove the king a fraud. Elena turns to Michael when her father is killed. A jealous Amanda approaches Dex for love and revenge. Dominique's daughter, Jackie, returns from Europe. Claudia calls to Dr. Edwards and plans to re-establish her oil well.
#42 - The Loo-Ouch
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 10 - Episode 5
Steve and Janet announce the pregnancy and engagement to her parents, who respond by calling Janet a disgrace. Steve's father tries to convince the couple to put off marriage for a while. Janet collapses and has to be taken to the hospital. She is diagnosed with a panic attack and told to avoid unnecessary stress. Mr. and Mrs. Sosna ask Janet to leave Steve and move back into their house. At the couple's engagement party, Steve lies to Janet's parents about the identity of his mom's lover, Karen. He asks his father to play along, unaware that Rush is apparently the only person in Los Angeles who didn't know that Samantha is gay. Steve and Janet stand up to their families. Although they would appreciate some support, they will not tolerate any further efforts to break them up. Matt and Noah each offer to move out so that Steve can move Janet and the baby into the house. Matt asks Kelly to get an apartment with him, but she nixes this idea. Donna decides that she and Noah will live together. Gina and Noah secretly start an after-hours strip club at the Peach Pit After Dark. Dylan helps a hotel maid and her prankster sons. David asks Robyn for a chance to prove that he is not the obnoxious jerk he portrays on the radio. Music: 'Moment of Weakness' by Bif Naked.