The Best Episodes Directed by Laura Innes
#1 - The Wake-Up Call
The West Wing Season 6 - Episode 14
Valentine's Day starts badly when the Iranian air force shoots down a British airliner, killing 100 passengers. The U.K. Prime Minister threatens to retaliate by bombing nuclear reactor sites, which could doom future support for political reformers in Iran. But C.J. has made an agreement with Abbey to allow the President to get more rest, and she is reluctant to awaken him at 5 A.M. to deal with the crisis. Meanwhile, Toby and a visiting law professor answer questions from a foreign delegation that is trying to write a new constitution for the former Soviet Republic of Belarus, and harried staffers pass the buck of Leo's traditional meeting with the new Miss World.
#2 - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
The West Wing Season 1 - Episode 19
Mandy's old memo about Bartlet administration weaknesses surfaces; Josh tries to get administration nominees appointed to the Federal Elections Committee; Sam works to get a better policy on gays in the military.
#3 - The Night Lila Died
How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 - Episode 14
In flashbacks, we start to piece together what really happened the night of Lila's murder. In present day, Annalise takes on a priest who is accused of murdering another priest. Meanwhile, Connor and Oliver take things to a new level in their relationship, and Wes and Rebecca continue to grow suspicious of each other.
#5 - Two Weeks Out
The West Wing Season 7 - Episode 14
There are only two weeks left before Election Day and both candidates must make difficult choices at a time when they are both extremely tired. Vinick meets a famous athlete who greets him with a welcome that sings possible campaign trouble. Santos doesn't have such trouble with the athlete. Both candidates are campaigning in California with the hopes of stealing the election from the other guy in the hopes of thereby winning the election. Santos' briefcase falls into the hands of the Vinick campaign.
#7 - Constituency of One
The West Wing Season 5 - Episode 5
Will Bailey receives an offer to become Vice President Russell's top aide. Amy Parker does some skillful lobbying for domestic violence prevention which gets the wrath of Bartlett. A conservative democratic senator switches parties.
#8 - The Dover Test
The West Wing Season 6 - Episode 6
The peace mission suffers its first American casualty, whose father is sharply critical of the administration; Santos breaks ranks with the party by signing onto Republican legislation for a patient bill of rights when his own bill dies in committee; Margaret searches for a new office for Charlie; Leo struggles to recover his health, his strength, and his appetite with the help of his nurse, who looks after both his body and his soul with wisdom and determination; Donna, out of her wheelchair and onto crutches, is besieged by the media for interviews; C.J. has harsh words for Toby when he lets his personal feelings take him off-message in the briefing room; Leo contemplates a post-recovery job offer in the private sector before his nurse reminds him why he left there in the first place; Will calls Josh out about the staff's disrespect for Russell's candidacy; as Annabeth finds a way to turn around a bad news cycle, Toby admonishes C.J. about micro-managing the press office.
#10 - Be Still My Heart
ER Season 6 - Episode 13
The staff prepares for Valentine's Day. Romano brings his dog into the OR for surgery. The rivalry between Chen and Malucci hurts a patient of theirs. Abby treats a former patient of Carter's and learns that not every story in the ER has a happy ending. Luka must tell two children that both of their parents are dead. David Greene and Isabelle Corday meet and hit it off. Lucy seeks advice from Carter while treating a young law student who may have schizophrenia, but he keeps brushing her off. When he finally gets around to checking on Lucy, he finds her lying on the floor, stabbed in the chest, just after being stabbed himself…
#12 - The Son
Secrets and Lies (2015) Season 1 - Episode 8
All alone on Christmas Eve, Ben must face the fact that Detective Cornell has uncovered damning video evidence that practically guarantees he will be charged with Tom's death -- unless he can remember what happened that fateful night. Along with Dave, a desperate Ben retraces his steps, searching for any clue that might jog his memory and clear his name. Meanwhile, the Crawford's marriage is falling into total disarray, and Natalie and Abby are caught in the crossfire of Christy and Ben's increasingly nasty verbal battles. Ben's lawyer, John Garner, comes up with an alternative theory of the murder, which leads to a shocking discovery and more secrets and lies from those closest to Ben.
#13 - It Was the Worst Day of My Life
How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 - Episode 5
After Annalise chooses Gabriel as her second chair, the unexpected duo puts all of their efforts into Nate Sr.’s murder re-trial as they try to convince a jury to grant an insanity plea. Bonnie struggles to rebound after a dark part of her past resurfaces.
#14 - The Little Sister
Sneaky Pete Season 3 - Episode 7
In the wake of nearly connecting with Lila, the family struggles to come to terms with the idea that she may in fact be alive and in serious danger. Audrey and Otto become unwitting participants in both of Marius' cons.
#15 - NICU
ER Season 10 - Episode 12
Neela and Abby face their toughest rotation ever after being assigned to the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, where Weaver and Sandy come needing help with their newly born son, Henry. A case involving a very ill infant tests the souls of all the doctors. Abby does well whereas Neela struggles, but both ultimately decide against going into neo-natology.
#16 - Family Sucks
How to Get Away with Murder Season 6 - Episode 6
Annalise intervenes in Michaela’s relationship with her father and asks for his help in return. Because Nate still doesn’t trust Tegan, he attempts to get in good with someone who was once close to her. After Asher reunites and has an unpleasant conversation with his estranged mother, he shares a meaningful moment with Michaela. Connor finally learns why he was originally picked for the Keating 5.
#17 - Informed Consent
House Season 3 - Episode 3
House puts a well-known medical researcher through a battery of tests to determine why he collapsed in his lab. When the team is unable to diagnose the problem, the doctor asks the team to help him end his life. House is forced to use his cane again after the ketamine has worn off as he deals with a clinic patient's teenaged daughter who has a crush on him.
#18 - Shibboleth
The West Wing Season 2 - Episode 8
Toby encourages the President to appoint Leo's controversial sister to a national education post, against Leo's objections; Bartlet must decide what the do with 83 Chinese citizens who stowed away on a freighter ship and seek asylum on the grounds of religious persecution; CJ has to decide which one of two turkeys the President should "pardon" but then tries to save the other from the chopping block; Charlie is tasked with buying the President a new carving knife which is not as easy as it sounds.
#19 - A Hopeless Wound
ER Season 9 - Episode 5
On a busy Halloween night, Carter and Abby are the only staffers in costume when victims of an apartment building fire pack the ER. Corday takes on a new med student for a surgical rotation--Paul Nathan, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, and only decided to pursue medicine after his diagnosis. Despite a difficult first day, both professionally and medically, Nathan makes a difficult diagnosis. Romano's rehab lags behind his expectations, and he begins to doubt his role if surgery is no longer an option. In a moment of personal weakness, he tries to express his feelings for Corday. Weaver continues to display erratic behavior, raising staff suspicions she might be going through menopause. Luka's affair with Chuny is revealed, and tensions rise when he treats a patient with a perpetual erection.
#21 - Lieutenant Bernhardt
Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 7
As they struggle to save the family business, Audrey strategizes with Marius, while Otto insists on doing things his way. Confronted by Carly's discoveries, Marius pays visits to both his old mentor and his former cellmate to backstop his identity as Pete. Taylor gathers evidence about the incident that left him suspended from the force, and Winslow follows Marius' trail to Katie and her family.
#22 - Power
ER Season 5 - Episode 20
The hospital suffers through a series of power outages. Carol's decision to send Doug a fax about her pregnancy is thwarted by the power outages. The staff is on alert after a raped and beaten patient is found in a hallway. Romano begs Corday to stay in trauma. Carter and Roxanne break up. Carter and Lucy treat a pheromone saleswoman.
#23 - Let's Get to Scooping
How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 - Episode 4
Annalise and her students uncover a shocking truth while investigating the case of Marren Trudeau, founder and CEO of a major brokerage firm, who has recently been arrested for insider trading. Meanwhile, Wes discovers a cell phone hidden by Rebecca whose contents reveal an unsettling clue in the Lila Stangard murder case.
#24 - Great Balls of Fire
Mr. Mercedes Season 3 - Episode 5
Lou's trial continues in earnest. Bill is called as a hostile witness for the prosecution and complicates matters. Holly and Finkelstein draw closer together whilst Morris closes in on Peter. Alma destroys her incriminating evidence. Both Lou and Bill converse with their respective personal ghosts.
#26 - 11 Million Reasons You Can't Go Home Again
Sneaky Pete Season 2 - Episode 6
Maggie's return to the Bernhardt homestead leads to family tensions resurfacing. As Marius tries to pry the location of the money from Maggie, they are grabbed by FBI agents. Taylor and Shannon's relationship begins to drift, just as he sparks a connection with Roby. Frustrated by their inability to find his money, Luka shows Frank and Joe that he's not playing games.
#27 - Proximity
Mr. Mercedes Season 2 - Episode 6
A visit from Lou elicits an unprecedented response from Brady, and Dr. Babineau pushes him to communicate. Holly begins to come around to Hodges' thinking about Brady. Armed with new intel, Hodges reaches out to Babineau and Cora
#29 - Tell Me No Secrets…
ER Season 13 - Episode 10
A teenaged girl is found in front of her school, bleeding and apparently raped. As Luka and Gates treat her, Abby and Neela try figure out the truth about what happened, while Luka must help the girl's mother, a colleague. When the police are no help with Ames, Luka decides to confront the problem. Abby's friend from Ike's returns. Pratt struggles to cope when his brother comes out. There’s a new nurse on the floor, but can he handle the ER? Meanwhile, Ray’s got a secret and Gates pours on the charm, but Neela’s not impressed.
#30 - Sailing Away
ER Season 7 - Episode 19
Corday goes into labor and delivers a baby girl named Ella. Benton treats his junior high school science teacher. Numerous college students come into the ER, victims of fraternity/sorority pledging pranks and hazing rituals. Carter and Abby take a road trip to Oklahoma to pick up Maggie, who has locked herself in a motel room. Rena dumps Carter over the phone. Maggie steals sleeping pills from a convenience store and attempts suicide.
#32 - Episode 208
The Affair Season 2 - Episode 8
On the college campus where they first met, Helen is amazed to see Noah in a new role, and bewildered by Whitney's future plans. Meanwhile, Noah is in danger of spinning out of control as his fame and related temptations escalate.
#33 - If I Should Fall from Grace
ER Season 8 - Episode 7
A new med student assigned to Carter finds all sorts of surprises in store for him on his first day. Elizabeth spends her day searching for the angel of death, finding that all signs point towards Dr. Babcock. Nicole has a rough day training to become a nurse's aide, and draws Abby's ire after Luka invites her into a trauma. Puzzled by his grandmother's fainting spells, Carter discovers that she is at great risk for a heart attack or stroke. He and Susan treat a law student/med student who has been cutting herself. The two grow closer, as Carter finally tells her about his stabbing and drug addiction. Mark picks up Rachel at school after she's suspended. Peter is sued by Roger for custody and takes a DNA test to determine whether he is Reese's real father. Despondent over badly injuring a young skateboarder, a mall security guard tries to hang himself.
#34 - Strange Bedfellows
ER Season 12 - Episode 18
A case involving two teens injured in a car accident proves baffling as the doctors try to determine why the girl is unconscious and why her male companion is so hostile toward the police, before Ray discovers he's deaf, and the cops jumped him. Neela copes with a visit from Gallant's bickering parents and Morris gets a tempting job offer from a pharmaceutical company. Olivia learns of Pratt's philandering. Kovač tells Abby that he is going to Darfur to help Carter, but when he realizes Abby is worried, he orders Pratt, who is just returning from suspension, to go. Sam enjoys the perks of working for Elliott. Ray struggles with some unresolved feelings for Neela as she decides to move back to Abby's apartment.
#36 - I Was Made for Lovin' You
Grey's Anatomy Season 9 - Episode 7
Cristina and Owen continue to figure out their relationship amidst the pending lawsuit; and Bailey argues with Ben over plans for their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Callie recruits Jackson to help find a solution to Derek's hand, but he is preoccupied by a shocking situation with April.
#37 - All About Christmas Eve
ER Season 12 - Episode 10
It’s Christmas Eve in the ER, and Kovač arrives for his first day as Chief of Emergency Medicine wearing a Santa hat, with presents for everyone. Kerry, Pratt and Abby treat a girl who is the victim of a random bullet fired by gang members, leading to a vigil outside the ER and a "scared straight" lesson, administered by Pratt, in the consequences of gun violence. Clemente’s former flame arrives, and the fires re-ignite, despite his efforts to resist. When a testy Santa insults a group of blind children, Eve’s extreme response forces Luka to bring in the nursing supervisor, and Eve is fired. Haleh auditions singers for the Christmas party and finds a surprising partner in Morris. At the end of the day, the gang gathers for the annual Christmas party. Luka and Abby exchange gifts, and Abby tells Luka she's pregnant.
#38 - S3X
Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 21
Sarah reclaims her Ojai office and meets Cal, a staffer in accounting. He helps her unpack; Even in the heat of the moment; Sarah's business savvy remains; When David, Holly, Rebecca and Ryan have dinner; David can't help but notice Ryan's behavior around his daughter; Scotty, Kevin and Chad share drinks.
#39 - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 23
When Kitty & Robert reach a crossroads in their marriage, she is forced to reflect on her father's past indiscretions and decide what's most important in life. Meanwhile, Ryan makes a discovery about his mother's death and takes a huge leap in the wrong direction to vie for Rebecca's affection.
#41 - Nobody's Baby
ER Season 12 - Episode 2
Ray attends to a surrogate mother who goes into labor prematurely after being involved in a car accident. A difficult decision must be made as the baby's life hangs in the balance. Pratt gets a visit from his estranged father Charlie. A depressed Kovač copes with another failed relationship when Sam announces she's moving out, but he gets emotional support from Abby, who joins forces with Neela to put a spoiled, rude patient in her place.
#42 - The Year of the Rabbit
Journeyman Season 1 - Episode 4
While Katie sets up for her big charity event, she is stunned to find that Dan has yet again disappeared. This time around, Dan travels back to the year 1995 in order to help a woman on a blind date, but when Livia arrives to assist Dan with his mission she seems more interested in Dan's relationship with Katie.
#43 - It's Not Easy Being Green
Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 13
Just as Greenatopia gets the green light Sarah's business partner breaks some startling personal news; Nora rekindles a romance with an old flame.
#44 - Book Burning
Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 2
Much to the chagrin of her mother and siblings, Kitty decides to publish a tell-all memoir about Robert's unsuccessful Presidential race and the trials and tribulations of the Walker family. Meanwhile, Justin slows his relationship with Rebecca to a near stand still.