The Best Episodes Directed by Les Sheldon

Red Tape

#1 - Red Tape

7th Heaven Season 2 - Episode 14

Eric helps a single mother named Harriet and her son Clarence to try to convince the IRS that she shouldn't be responsible for her ex-boyfriend's enormous debts. Annie confronts the kids about their lack of good manners after an incident at a "Free Sunday Blue-Collar Special Lunch" at a restaurant. The kids do not take Annie seriously and fool around. Meanwhile, Matt accuses Mary and Lucy of placing a personal ad in his name in the school newspaper for a date. Also, Simon and Ruthie try to figure out how to pay off Happy's accidental credit card and purchase.

star 8.58
92 votes
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A Chip off the Ol' Milt

#2 - A Chip off the Ol' Milt

Hardcastle and McCormick Season 3 - Episode 22

As the final episode begins, Mark, who has secretly begun attending law school, is offered a paralegal job by Kenneth Malcolm, one of his professors. Meanwhile, Hardcastle, realizing that Mark's parole is up, decides to buy a car repair business, as a surprise gift for his friend. Upon hearing about Mark's job offer, Hardcastle, not wanting to stand in his friend's way, lies and tells his friend that he bought the company for himself. For his first assignment at law firm Malcolm, Hughes and Dewitt, Mark is asked to reclaim the possessions of Elsey, a resident of the Sunset Acres Retirement Home. Arriving at the home, Mark makes the acquaintance of Mimi LeGrand, a retired actress. Immediately liking Mimi, Mark is more than willing to comply when the former actress asks him to open a bank account for her. To Mark's surprise, he discovers that someone has already opened an account in Mimi's name. Concerned, Mark decides to go to Hardcastle for help. Before the two men are able to really learn anything in the case, they end up in jail as a result of a mistake made by Leroy, Hardcastle's assistant at the car company. While awaiting their release, Hardcastle decides to tell his friend the truth about why he bought the company. In response, Mark reveals that he has been going to law school in an attempt to follow in his friend's footsteps. Once released, Hardcastle and McCormick discover evidence that Malcolm and resident home manager Leonard Porter have been killing the residents and stealing their money. (They were able to move the money by secretly creating bank accounts in the seniors' names.) Armed with sufficient evidence, the crime fighting duo stop Malcolm and Porter. Despite the fall of his professor, Mark vows to continue attending law school. After selling the car business, Hardcastle makes a generous bet with Mark: If the ex-race car driver can beat him in a game of basketball, the judge will pay the law school bill. Due in the most part to Hardcastle's generos

star 8.33
6 votes
Undercover McCormick

#3 - Undercover McCormick

Hardcastle and McCormick Season 2 - Episode 20

Seeking Hardcastle's help on a case of corrupt cops, a young patrolman is killed before he or Hardcastle can seek higher help in the department. With the case dealing with bad cops who could recognize the investigators, McCormick is asked to go undercover to flush out the corrupt cops and find the patrolman's killer.

star 8.29
7 votes
Going Home

#4 - Going Home

Wiseguy Season 2 - Episode 1

After resigning, Vinnie returns to his old neighborhood to try and get some peace after his life undercover, but is distressed to find white supremists are stirring up trouble. Daryl Elias is promoted to OCB director and orders Frank to either bring Vinnie back to work, or in for debriefing. After a synagogue is trashed, Pete speaks out against the white supremists and is then murdered in a hit and run accident, making Vinnie rejoin the OCB to find his killer.

star 8.00
7 votes
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Date With an Angel

#5 - Date With an Angel

Wiseguy Season 1 - Episode 22

Vinnie and Roger are subpoenaed to testify at a Senate hearing concerning Ketcher and the failed overthrow of Isle Pavot, but Vinnie balks at McPike's orders that he testify as a hood and not as an OCB agent. Roger testifies, then demands to be released from protective custody after an attempt on his life. When Roger is killed in a mysterious boat explosion, Vinnie testifies anonymously and substantiates Roger's testimony that Herb was responsible for everything. Abandoned by everyone in Washington, Herb is approached by the Soviet Union to defect, but he kills himself instead. Tired of all the lies, Vinnie resigns from the OCB. Roger ""reappears"" to let Vinnie know he faked his own death to escape the CIA. (source: http://www.plasticcow.com/wiseguy)

star 8.00
4 votes
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Déjà Vu All Over Again

#6 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Charmed Season 1 - Episode 22

As a warlock makes plans for his attempt to kill the Charmed Ones, he receives a visit from Tempus, a demon who will turn back time until the warlock succeeds in killing all the sisters. Meanwhile, because of the endless loop, Phoebe has a number of strong cases of dejà vu, and she even sees Andy's death at the hand of a warlock.

star 7.94
490 votes
Child of the Night

#7 - Child of the Night

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 8 - Episode 10

Erica is arrested for prostitution and released into Kelly and Brandon's custody. Brandon writes a story about her, but promises to leave her name out of it. The assistant district attorney needs the name of Brandon's source to build a case against Erica's abusive pimp. Despite Kelly's objections, Brandon insists on protecting Erica from possible retribution. Erica stands up to Riggs and helps a friend get off the streets. The assistant district attorney threatens to send Brandon to jail unless he cooperates. Jodi claims that Steve is the only man who could have possibly fathered her child. He tries to convince her to give the baby up for adoption. Carly persuades Steve to take a paternity test. Mel helps David file for bankruptcy and pay back Donna, but he still owes a large debt to the loan shark. Donna spends the day on her parents' boat with Noah while David moves out of the apartment. Valerie catches Donna and Noah kissing and shares the news with David. Sands' thug beats up David for failing to pay back his loan, but Noah protects him from further harm. Noah secretly pays off David's debt.

star 7.78
63 votes
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Nothing But the Truth

#8 - Nothing But the Truth

seaQuest DSV Season 1 - Episode 15

While in the middle of an special experiment when only a skeleton crew is aboard, seaQuest is boarded by a group of commandos who are quickly able to take control of the ship.

star 7.77
117 votes
Truth or Dare

#9 - Truth or Dare

7th Heaven Season 2 - Episode 10

Mary coerces Matt into asking his friend Brian (guest-star Jason Behr) to take her out on a date despite his lack of interest in her. Although, things begin to heat up between the two kids while on the date---but ultimately ends in disaster after Mary finds out the truth. Meanwhile, Lucy is invited to a sleepover of popular girls, but Lucy is unaware of the group's real intentions for inviting her. Also, Simon begins to teach Ruthie how to swim without taking lessons. Lastly, Eric becomes convinced he's fat and thinks he's getting away with cheating on his diet.

star 7.77
95 votes
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From Fear to Eternity

#10 - From Fear to Eternity

Charmed Season 1 - Episode 13

The sisters' mother warns them about a demon from the underworld who comes around every 1300 years on Friday the 13th to literally scare witches to death and feed on their fear. Meanwhile, Phoebe has misgivings about her expected duties at a new job and Piper's is frustrated by her superstition about relationships started on Friday the 13th.

star 7.67
602 votes
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Treasures of the Tonga Trench

#11 - Treasures of the Tonga Trench

seaQuest DSV Season 1 - Episode 6

When Krieg brings back what he believes is a priceless gem, greed runs amok on the seaQuest. No one listens to his stories of sea monsters in the area, until one attacks the seaQuest.

star 7.52
126 votes
Don't Pet the Teacher

#12 - Don't Pet the Teacher

21 Jump Street Season 1 - Episode 4

A woman with car trouble whom Hanson helps out and makes a date with turns out to be a teacher who has been getting threatening messages and whose class he has been assigned to undercover.

star 7.40
67 votes
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Abalon

#13 - Abalon

seaQuest DSV Season 1 - Episode 21

Ford accidentally stumbles onto a colony of genetically altered humans, adapted by a scientist to live underwater.

star 7.36
141 votes
Vapors

#14 - Vapors

seaQuest DSV Season 2 - Episode 5

Piccolo's estranged father seeks his help after his wife becomes addicted to an experimental drug. When Bridger and Smith are discovered in an embrace, rumours spread like wildfire about their supposed shipboard romance.

star 7.34
134 votes
The Regulator

#15 - The Regulator

seaQuest DSV Season 1 - Episode 11

When a vital component of seaQuest's air conditioning fails and regular channels fail, Krieg relies on a black market source called The Regulator. When Darwin disappears the seaQuest must track down the renegade who is seeking the meaning of life.

star 7.29
226 votes
Cigarette Burns

#16 - Cigarette Burns

Dawson's Creek Season 5 - Episode 18

Oliver tells Dawson he's arranged a screening for their movie, which is yet to be finished. Dawson freaks out, but Joey comforts him saying the movie is brilliant. Everybody attends to the screening and solve their conflicts while waiting for it to start. Dawson meets a handful woman, and after exchanging insults she reveals herself to be Amy Lloyd, movie critic for Boston Weekly, whom Oliver secretly invited for the screening. She storms out of the theater, and it's up to Dawson to bring her back. They go out for coffee, have a heart-to-heart talk and even make out! Meanwhile, Joey is scared about her feelings towards Charlie and goes to Jen for advice. Jen says it doesn't matter if the guy is a jerk; at the end of her life there might always be a Clifton Smalls (the new African American boyfriend of Grams). Pacey asks Audrey how many men she's slept with, and she tests him by saying 27, then 57, when it was really only 5. Pacey passes the test and tells Audrey he's in love with her.

star 7.18
76 votes
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Living Dead Girl

#17 - Living Dead Girl

Dawson's Creek Season 6 - Episode 6

When Dawson assists Todd in throwing a blow-out Halloween party, Todd and Natasha have Dawson believing he is seeing the ghost of a legendary film actress. Jen becomes suspicious about C.J., and Joey gets stuck taking Professor Heston's daughter to a haunted house with Eddie.

star 6.95
76 votes
The Long Goodbye

#18 - The Long Goodbye

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 7 - Episode 26

Brandon breaks up with Tracy, and he and Kelly decide to go out. Valerie vows to help Tracy win back Brandon. She sends Kelly a phony telegram from Dylan asking her to meet him at the airport. Brandon follows Kelly to the airport and fears that she is still in love with Dylan. Kelly explains that she only cares about Dylan as a friend, and that she wanted to tell him that she loves Brandon. Kelly and Brandon get back together. Steve and Donna perform a comedy skit in a talent show. Donna convinces her mother, who has been running herself ragged caring for Dr. Martin, to get out of the house and come to the show. Donna fears the worst when she sees Felice with the man with whom she once had an affair. Felice explains that the man is a doctor; she was trying to arrange a lecture opportunity for Dr. Martin, as he can no longer perform surgeries. Steve encourages Clare to perform in the talent show, but comes to regret it after hearing her sing. She uses her mother's inspiration to deliver a great performance.

star 6.84
65 votes
Day Nine

#19 - Day Nine

Wiseguy Season 3 - Episode 12

Vinnie is the fall guy in the alleged plot to disrupt the Japanese economy, prompting the Attorney General to launch a classified Senate investigation that could cost Vinnie his badge. Fearing her career is ruined, Kate attempts suicide. After hearing all the evidence, the Attorney General relieves Vinnie of his duties, stating there's enough to prosecute him for treason. Prescott Wilson arrives and places all the blame on Masters. Masters goes off the deep end and kills Strichen. Vinnie is cleared of all charges. (source: http://www.plasticcow.com/wiseguy)

star 6.50
5 votes
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The Contract

#20 - The Contract

Hunter Season 3 - Episode 9

The wife of a wealthy man is kidnapped and the gardener is killed trying to save her. Hunter and McCall investigate but the husband just wants his wife back, so he agrees to pay the ransom and his wife is returned. Hunter and McCall question her but get nothing. She later meets her lover, the kidnapper. And she's despondent over the gardener. But he reminds her of why they did it--the prenup her husband that her husband made her sign. Her husband's secretary figurs out what theyn did and tries to blackmail them but he kills her. Later when she decides to come forward he tries to kill her but Hunter saves her. Later her husband tells them that he will use everything at his disposal to defend her cause he blames himself for what happened.

star 6.25
4 votes
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The Neniwa

#21 - The Neniwa

Stingray (1985) Season 2 - Episode 8

Ray attempts to resolve a dispute between a land developer and Indians who claim the proposed building site is on sacred ground.

star 6.00
27 votes
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