The BEST episodes directed by Leslie H. Martinson

The Question
star
9.37
68 votes

#1 - The Question

Mission: Impossible - Season 7 - Episode 16

Nicholas Varsi, an enemy assassin, has been captured but claims to be a defector who will reveal his mission to a government agency, the FIS...when he is guaranteed safe asylum. But the FIS may have been infiltrated by a deep-cover operative and Varsi may be selling fake information, so the IMF must verify if he really wants to defector. Jim and Willy break Varsi out and Jim claims to be an agent for Varsi's former government and demands to know why he is defecting. Varsi says nothing and shoots FIS agent Andrea (actually a guest IMF agent) with an empty gun. They let him and Andrea go - he'll turn Andrea back to the FIS if he's a true defector, but instead Varsi goes to a hotel to meet with his former superior, Colonel Kremmer, and the IMF must figure things out before Varsi and Andrea are both killed.

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Bond of Fear
star
9.25
4 votes

#2 - Bond of Fear

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 24

Shortly after a quarrel with his wife Florence Harold Armstrong is pushed over banisters and killed. Russ Madden hires Barnaby to prove Florence's innocence. Nora, Harold's mistress tries to blackmail her. Who is the mysterious person disguised as Florence?

Trapped
star
9.05
64 votes

#3 - Trapped

Mission: Impossible - Season 6 - Episode 22

An $8 million army payroll has been stolen from a base in SE Asia by the Stafford family, Syndicate drug smugglers. The IMF must recover the money. Jim and Barney steal a Stafford truck and then offer to sell it back to the family if they pay "protection." Jim meets with brother Doug to convince him brother Art has ordered a hit on Doug - however, Art has put a hit on Jim and he is ambushed and gets amnesia. Meanwhile, lounge-singer Casey meets with Doug and sets it up so he thinks Art is trying to kill him. Doug makes a deal with Barney for protection from his brother in return for $2 million and leads the IMF to the money - they arrest everyone and convince Art to tell them about his plan to kill Jim. Meanwhile Art's killers are on Jim's trail and when Barney gets hold of him, he manages to recover his memory just in time to thwart them.

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Oooga Mooga
star
9.00
2 votes

#4 - Oooga Mooga

Small Wonder - Season 3 - Episode 13

A Christmas show wherein Joan borrows a life-sized animated "doll" from a store for a charity show -- until Brandon gets his hands on it.

Trap Play
star
9.00
4 votes

#5 - Trap Play

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 14

Football player Mark Rainey borrows the key of the apartment of his colleague Feather to have a rendezvous with Marsha. When she feels harrassed, Mark kills her accidentally. Marsha's husband hires Barnaby. Feather advises Mark to give himself up to the police.

The Deadlier Species
star
9.00
3 votes

#6 - The Deadlier Species

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 21

Betty poses as rich widow Miss Enright to get access to the ""Center for Female Consciousness"" in order to clear up the death of lawyer George Lockman. When she finds proof of embezzlement committed by comptroller Robert Travis she jeopardizes her life.

Invasion
star
8.99
84 votes

#7 - Invasion

Mission: Impossible - Season 6 - Episode 9

An earthquake damages the U.S.'s Distant Early Warning (DEW) system and a Defense Department advisor, Whitmore Channing, steals plans from the Air Force identifying the weak spots. Channing has hid the information for pick-up by an enemy agent the next day, and the IMF must get the name and flight # of the agent from Channing. The IMF evacuate Channing's city block and drug him unconscious after a fake electrical shock, then wake him up after adjusting the clocks to a day later. He believes the information has already been picked up, an idea "proven" by a faked IMF invasion of the European People's Republic. But then the EPR invaders arrest Channing and put him on trial. Channing reveals the location of the drop to prove his "innocence", and then the IMF let him covertly know the whole thing is a fake. Channing calls his contact and mentions his name - the IMF get it via a tapped line and arrest the man before he can recover Channing's info.

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Peter and the Wolf
star
8.90
15 votes

#8 - Peter and the Wolf

The Brady Bunch - Season 5 - Episode 5

Greg's date can only go out with him if he can get a date for her visiting cousin. So Greg gets Peter to wear a fake moustache and act like an older man on the double date.

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Neighborhood Watch
star
8.88
7 votes

#9 - Neighborhood Watch

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 13

After being burglarized (while Vicki's home and they're at a restaurant), the Lawsons join the neighborhood watch.

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The Shoplifter
star
8.86
6 votes

#10 - The Shoplifter

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 11

While in a store with Jamie looking for a present for her mock birthday party to convince Child Services that they treat her well, Vicki picks up an expensive watch and is picked up for shoplifting.

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Top Secret
star
8.83
6 votes

#11 - Top Secret

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 15

To make his dad's ""button-pusher"" job seem important to his friends, Jamie hints that Ted is head of a top-secret project -- which even Ted's jealous boss, Brandon, believes.

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Leona
star
8.83
48 votes

#12 - Leona

Mission: Impossible - Season 7 - Episode 4

Syndicate boss Mike Apollo was being infiltrator by a Federal agent, Parnell, who disappeared - the IMF assumes Apollo is torturing him for information. The IMF must learn where Parnell is. Since fellow Syndicate boss Joe Epic's wife Leona died under mysterious circumstances while Apollo was elsewhere with Parnell, Jim as an insurance investigator reopens the case and hints to Epic his wife was involved with an affair. The IMF plants evidence the affair was with a fellow Syndicate boss, Apollo himself. Jim leaks a fake story to Epic's secretary that Epic is planning to kill Apollo. When Epic accuses Apollo of killing his wife at a Syndicate meeting Jim tells a different story, that it could have been Leona's husband or lover. To clear himself Apollo produces the imprisoned Parnell, at which point the police move in and arrest everyone.

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Boomerang
star
8.82
50 votes

#13 - Boomerang

Mission: Impossible - Season 7 - Episode 15

Syndicater John Vayle, a member of the Luchek Family, dies in a plane explosion - the IMF believes Vayle's wife Eve set him up to get hold of records, which would be invaluable as evidence against Luchek. Eve has the records and plans to blackmail Luchek - Jim pretends to be a killer sent after her who Eve plays to find out who wanted her dead. The IMF set it up to look like her husband John is still alive and using truth serum on her in her sleep to provide the location of the records. Barney, a crooked cop, claims that he was working with Johnny and killed him afterward, and Eve has to check the records to make sure they still exist - the IMF follow her and Luchek to them and arrest everyone.

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Woodward and Bernstein
star
8.80
4 votes

#14 - Woodward and Bernstein

Small Wonder - Season 3 - Episode 1

While Jamie and Reggie search for a story for the school paper, Vicki discovers that a new girl in class is a missing child.

The Deal
star
8.78
95 votes

#15 - The Deal

Mission: Impossible - Season 7 - Episode 3

The Syndicate plans to finance the head of the army's takeover of his country in return for the right to operate the country's vices. The IMF team must intercept the safe deposit key before it reaches the general. Willy replaces a crewman aboard the yacht, but can't find the key and is discovered. He is forced overboard, almost drowns, but escapes and helps warn the team. Jim, Barney and Mimi craft an elaborate plot to convince the bad guys' courier to reveal the location of the key.

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Gang War
star
8.75
4 votes

#16 - Gang War

Barnaby Jones - Season 6 - Episode 6

J.R. is abducted by members of the juvenile gang ""The Scorpions"" and forced to solve the murder of their co-leader Marco within 2 days to prevent a gang war with the rivaling ""Hawks"". He finds out that ""Hawks"" leader Max has a secret romance with Marco's sister Tina.

Chewed Out (Smoker's Delight)
star
8.73
14 votes

#17 - Chewed Out (Smoker's Delight)

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 1

Jamie learns a sobering lesson in using smoking and chewing tobacco to elevate his freshman status in junior high.

The Bionic Criminal
star
8.73
26 votes

#18 - The Bionic Criminal

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 3 - Episode 9

Barney Miller, the seven million dollar man, is reactivated. Having apparently recovered, he's eager to resume auto racing. However, when the team owner won't let him race, Barney attacks the man and mistakenly believes he's killed him. Barney has a mental break from the stress and goes on crime spree, and Steve must track him down.

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Two Thousand
star
8.71
89 votes

#19 - Two Thousand

Mission: Impossible - Season 7 - Episode 2

Joseph Collins, a nuclear physicist, steals plutonium and is going to sell it to a unidentified foreign interest through a man named Haig. The IMF must identify Haig and locate the plutonium, so they feed Collins fake news story about military action in the Middle East, then arrest him for murder and show him film of Los Angeles under attack before knocking him out. When he wakes up, for Collins its the year 2000, he's been unconscious for 28 years, and the state exterminates anyone at the age of 65...which Collins will be in two days. Desperate, he escapes from his cell and finds a secret meeting of military heads who are ready to surrender beacuse of their lack of nuclear material - Collins obligingly gives them the location of his cache.

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My Late Lover / Sanctuary
star
8.67
6 votes

#20 - My Late Lover / Sanctuary

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 9

In "My Late Lover" the widow Anastasia Dexter has three perspective suitors and is flabergasted by her husband's ghostly interference with choosing one of them. And in "Sanctuary" Thomas Henshaw has been poisoned for some unknown reason, and with only hours to live, searches for the identity of his killer in a place called Gull Island Rest Home a sanctuary for known criminals.

Togetherness
star
8.67
3 votes

#21 - Togetherness

Small Wonder - Season 4 - Episode 8

The Lawsons enter a game show to get back at the Brindles for trying to kick them off the eligibility list.

Ted's New Boss
star
8.56
16 votes

#22 - Ted's New Boss

Small Wonder - Season 1 - Episode 12

Following a house fire, the Brindles muscle their way into staying with the Lawsons.

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Betrayal
star
8.50
6 votes

#23 - Betrayal

Maverick - Season 2 - Episode 25

Keeping cool during a stage holdup, Bart catches a twinkle of recognition between his lovely traveling companion (Pat Crowley) and one of the outlaws.

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Time to Kill
star
8.50
4 votes

#24 - Time to Kill

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 10

After a party host Colby Lassiter advances the clock unnoticed and gives George Weatherly a narcotic. Then he disappears to steal a precious diamond from the house of his guest. But everything goes wrong: First he kills a guard, then a treacherous diamond cutter.

Voice in the Night
star
8.50
4 votes

#25 - Voice in the Night

Barnaby Jones - Season 5 - Episode 7

Barnaby investigates the murder of three people, a medic, a judge and the owner of a lodge. Shortly before their death they received phone calls from Cynthia, who after being raped was confined to a mental institution and was supposed to have drowned a year ago.

Copy-Cat Killing
star
8.50
4 votes

#26 - Copy-Cat Killing

Barnaby Jones - Season 5 - Episode 14

Sheriff Bradden kills the lover of his young unfaithful wife Kitty by copying the ‘Colverton Hangman'. To clear the victim's name, his sister hires Barnaby, who is an old acquaintance of Rolly Bradden. Barnaby finds inconsistencies between this murder and the other murders and he and J.R. investigate to uncover the truth.

Stone Pillow (aka Big House)
star
8.45
54 votes

#27 - Stone Pillow (aka Big House)

Mission: Impossible - Season 6 - Episode 16

A private detective, Edison, has pictures incriminating Syndicate boss Vochek in a murder and is using them to blackmail the mobster. The IMF need to get the pictures to get Vochek convicted, but Edison has been convicted and is in prison for six months. Since Edison is unaware that his accomplice Leona is dead, Casey takes her role while Jim is Edison's cellmate and helps him to escape, then fake their deaths. Casey-as-Leona tells Edison she sent the evidence to the D.A. after she heard Edison was dead, and Jim convinces Edison she is keeping the pictures to pull off her own blackmail scheme. When Edison confronts her, Jim fake-shoots her but she calls a confederate to get the film - desperate, Edison reveals the location himself as he goes for it, and ends up arrested.

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Hadley's Hunters
star
8.38
8 votes

#28 - Hadley's Hunters

Maverick - Season 4 - Episode 2

Bart meets a comical sheriff (Edgar Buchanan) who is dead serious about killing him.

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Good Samaritan
star
8.33
3 votes

#29 - Good Samaritan

Ironside - Season 5 - Episode 11

Ed is shot during a raid on a jewellery store, and his life is saved by a stranger who vanishes as soon as the authorities arrive on the scene. When it later transpires that the stranger is a soldier gone AWOL following the murder of a colleague, Ed is determined to prove him innocent of all charges.

The Cincinnati Kids
star
8.29
15 votes

#30 - The Cincinnati Kids

The Brady Bunch - Season 5 - Episode 11

Mike brings along the family on a business trip to an amusement park in Cincinnati. But when a mix-up occurs with Mike's blueprints, the Bradys must scour the park to find them.

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Double Wedding
star
8.29
7 votes

#31 - Double Wedding

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 24

Ted and Joan decide to have the ceremonial wedding they never had -- until the Brindles butt in.

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Read My Lips
star
8.25
3 votes

#32 - Read My Lips

Small Wonder - Season 3 - Episode 6

When Jamie befriends a deaf boy to score scout points, he learns a lesson in sensitivity and exploitation.

Duet for Danger
star
8.25
4 votes

#33 - Duet for Danger

Barnaby Jones - Season 5 - Episode 22

The singing sisters Ruby and Pearl Connors from the episode ""Duet for Dying"" join a prison escape and seek Lester Gibson's help to travel to Nashville. His bride Mary Beth asks Barnaby to find Lester. When Ruby and Pearl try to cheat club owner De Marco he forces them to distract gambler Kingston. Eventually Barnaby and J.R. must come to the rescue of Lester and the duo.

The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses
star
8.22
17 votes

#34 - The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses

The Brady Bunch - Season 3 - Episode 13

After taking the wrong bike from school and with her grades beginning to slip, Jan is fitted with a pair of glasses. But her unwillingness to wear the glasses leads to the destruction of Mike's anniversary gift to Carol, a portrait of all six children, and the kids must try to reshoot the photo without Mike knowing.

Desert Run
star
8.20
4 votes

#35 - Desert Run

Mannix - Season 7 - Episode 6

A search inquiry proves hazardous, and Mannix finds his client is a ringer.

The Western
star
8.13
61 votes

#36 - The Western

Mission: Impossible - Season 7 - Episode 21

Van Cleve and his partner, Royce, robbed a museum of pre-Colombian artifacts - Cleve apparently killed his partner and has the artwork hidden somewhere in the U.S. and the IMF must find it and bring him to justice. The IMF convince Cleve that he has the ability to see the future with some rigged incidents. Then they convince him that he'll die in an earthquake that will cause a dam nearby to burst - Cleve flees to the desert where he has the art hidden. The IMF follow him and manage to grab him and Royce, who faked his death and planned to kill Cleve and grab the artifacts.

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The Saga of Waco Williams
star
8.13
8 votes

#37 - The Saga of Waco Williams

Maverick - Season 2 - Episode 21

Bret and his buddy Waco Williams (Wayde Preston) ride straight into trouble in Bent City, where they are suspected of being cattle rustlers.

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Walk a Double Line
star
8.11
7 votes

#38 - Walk a Double Line

Mannix - Season 7 - Episode 18

An open and shut case gets padlocked.

Bobby's Hero
star
8.11
13 votes

#39 - Bobby's Hero

The Brady Bunch - Season 4 - Episode 17

The principal calls home to alert Mike and Carol to the fact that Bobby's playing Jesse James at school. This leads Mike and Carol to learn just how obsessed Bobby about his "idol" and try to dissuade him from worshiping a cold hearted killer.

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A Simple Operation
star
8.06
18 votes

#40 - A Simple Operation

CHiPs - Season 4 - Episode 21

Getraer injures his eye in a motorcycle accident and ends up in the hospital. A hit man thinks Getraer saw his attack and plans to eliminate him.

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Skateboard Wiz
star
8.04
20 votes

#41 - Skateboard Wiz

Wonder Woman - Season 3 - Episode 8

Diana's god-daughter, a teenage skateboard whiz, is used by a mobster for extortion and blackmail purposes.

Diamond in the Rough
star
8.00
10 votes

#42 - Diamond in the Rough

CHiPs - Season 5 - Episode 8

A friend of Getraer's son is involved in an accident, while a gang of criminals plot a complex bank robbery. Getraer is giving Timmies friend a home while they're searching for his dad. Timmies friend has much problems with the role of a father as he never had one.

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A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)
star
8.00
12 votes

#43 - A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)

CHiPs - Season 5 - Episode 22

Ponch and Jon tackle two karate chopping gangs. The officers meet Andy Macedon, Danny and Rivas again. A pine plant programm helps to solve the gang problems. No one believes Andy that he is no criminal anymore.

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The Chateau / White Lightning
star
8.00
4 votes

#44 - The Chateau / White Lightning

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 14

In "The Chateau" Vicky Lee, a journalist wishes to spend the weekend with the man her grandmother, famed Silent Screen actress Becky Lee was in love with in order to complete her biography. But everything isn't what it seems to be and Vicky falls for the same trickery her grandmother did. And in "White Lightning" ehe McAllisters' and the Scoggins are feuding families from Eagle Mountain, Tennessee. They enter a contest to find homemade whiskey, aka White Lightning.

Also Rans / Portrait of Solange
star
8.00
2 votes

#45 - Also Rans / Portrait of Solange

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 17

In "Also Rans" shy shoesalesman Jerome Pepper hopes to catch the attention of the girl he's loved from afar for seven years. By helping her to successfully race her horse Pomona Prince. And in "Portrait of Solange" Mr. Roarke grants Tattoo a birthday wish to become an artist like Francois Toulouse-Latrec, which ends up becoming bittersweet since Tattoo falls in love with Solange the girl he is painting.

No Motive for Murder
star
8.00
4 votes

#46 - No Motive for Murder

Ironside - Season 5 - Episode 15

The son of an old friend, fearing that his father's life is in danger, asks the Chief to go to Tokyo. Once there Ironside finds his old friend wheelchair-bound as a result of an accident, and begins to work on his own theory about who might have hired a hitman to kill such a respected old man.

The Boy Who Knew Her Secret (2)
star
7.96
19 votes

#47 - The Boy Who Knew Her Secret (2)

Wonder Woman - Season 3 - Episode 21

Humans who have been 'possessed' by the pyramid aliens search for an alien criminal who has the power to shape-shift into anyone, even Wonder Woman.

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The Hawk and the Hunter
star
7.89
19 votes

#48 - The Hawk and the Hunter

CHiPs - Season 4 - Episode 18

Jon and Ponch probe into a case involving an environmentalist's allegations that Baricza's father, Pete, is polluting their town with his insecticides.

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Divided We Stand
star
7.88
7 votes

#49 - Divided We Stand

Small Wonder - Season 4 - Episode 1

Ted, Jamie and Reggie go macho on an all-male fishing trip-- tailed by a slighted and competitive bevy: Joan, Vicki and Harriet.

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The Burrito Story
star
7.87
14 votes

#50 - The Burrito Story

Small Wonder - Season 1 - Episode 14

Jamie attempts to mass-produce burritos made by Vicki.