The Best Episodes Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
#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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#18 - The Rivals
Maverick Season 2 - Episode 18
Lydia Linley is a young heiress who yearns for a man like Sydney Carton of A Tale of Two Cities - ""a man of warmth, imagination, courage, and a sense of adventure."" Jack Vandergelt III (Roger Moore) is in love with Lydia but knows she will have nothing to do with him because he is rich. Vandergelt hires Bret Maverick to switch identities with him in hopes that Lydia will love and accept him for who he is before she realizes he is a Vandergelt. The plan goes smoothly until Jack Vandergelt's father unexpectedly arrives in town.
#19 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#29 - Cosmic Whiz Kid
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Season 1 - Episode 11
Hieronymous Fox, an 11-year-old child genius from the 20th Century is kidnapped for ransom by the sinister Roderick Zale. The boy is the President of the planet Genesia and his bodyguard fears that he will be killed because they cannot meet the ransom demand. Buck, Wilma, and the bodyguard then make separate attempts to rescue the boy.
#30 - 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.
#31 - Last Day, First Day
Quincy, M.E. Season 6 - Episode 3
A lawyer, who also was a small time coke dealer, is murdered by a group of crooks who inject him with a lethal dose of cocaine. The killers then try to make it look like an accident by putting him in his car and having it drive off the road and explode. However, the plan goes awry when the victim is thrown from the car before it explodes. The killers then blackmail the son of one of Quincy's colleagues to try to get him to get his father to fix the autopsy so that there is no trace of cocaine in his system. When Quincy finds out what happens he tries not only to save his friend's reputation, but possibly his life.
#33 - The Heiress
Dallas Season 3 - Episode 11
It's Jock's birthday, and J.R. stages a fight with Alan Bean at his party, attracting Lucy's eye, but in pursuing him, she witnesses an important meeting. Miss Ellie is still struggling with her self-image. Bobby investigates J.R's Asian project.
#37 - The Penguin Goes Straight
Batman (1966) Season 1 - Episode 21
After his recent release from jail, The Penguin has started his own protective agency and is thwarting small time hoodlums everywhere he goes. Batman & Robin decide to send in an undercover Alfred to spy on the newly reformed Penguin and his recently acquainted high society friends. However, the Penguin has anticipated Batman and Robin’s every move and manages to give them a makeover into wanted men instead of him.
#38 - Stolen Faces
Wonder Woman Season 3 - Episode 10
People are being duplicated including Steve Trevor Jr., and Wonder Woman herself.
#39 - 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.
#40 - Not Yet, He Ain't
Batman (1966) Season 1 - Episode 22
Already wanted for a robbery they didn’t commit, Batman and Robin fake their own deaths with a little help from Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara. They even allow the Penguin to take hold of the Batmobile, now renamed ’Birdmobile’ in order to keep track on them via a hidden camera.
#43 - 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.
#44 - Power Play
Dallas Season 3 - Episode 16
Lucy is secretly seeing Alan Beam, but all he is interested in is her family's money. Pam is promoted at her job once again and problems in her marriage, and the bedroom, are on the rise. Kristin is finding her charms on the wane to J.R., and she isn't happy. J.R. sees an opportunity to rid himself of Lucy, and Gary... once and for all.
#45 - Breaking Point
CHiPs Season 5 - Episode 13
Ponch has a bad accident. After that he's not able to drive his motorbike and get's vacation from Getraer. His sister Patti visits him and both begin to think about a new start. The fellow officers have much to do to bring Ponch back.
#48 - The Bundle from Britain
Maverick Season 4 - Episode 1
This is the episode that introduces Roger Moore as Cousin Beauregard Maverick. Beau is considered the ""white sheep"" of the family because he had the misfortune of earning a medal in the Civil War. (He had won the medal purely by accident.) Pappy had banished him to England for five years because no Maverick had ever been a hero. Bart Mavrick greets Beau upon his return to America and enlists his cousin to impersonate the son of the Marquis of Bognor, who had been indentured to work on a ranch in Wyoming for six months. The Maverick cousins stand to earn $4,000, but the play goes awry when Beau is kidnapped by a man who wants to settle a grudge with the Marquis.
#50 - The Ghost Soldiers
Maverick Season 3 - Episode 9
Bret finds himself one of three men secretly defending a deserted government fort against War Hungry Indians. Maverick succeeds in scaring them off by clever trickery. But a suspicious Indian chief (Paul Clarke) causes him to reconsider.
#51 - Bright Flashes
CHiPs Season 5 - Episode 15
A criminal gang equipped with a powerful laser cause havoc, committing robberies and blinding witnesses. Ponch drives an Oldtimer race and Jon tries to help an old Western star who is giving up. Wayne Cato's horse has a secret that helps catching the laser attackers.
#53 - 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.