The Best Episodes Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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 - 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.
#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.
#25 - 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.
#26 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#36 - 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.
#37 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#39 - Desert Run
Mannix Season 7 - Episode 6
A search inquiry proves hazardous, and Mannix finds his client is a ringer.
#47 - No Laughing Matter
Small Wonder Season 4 - Episode 11
A digestion feedback problem with Vicki's polynucleotide processor generates nitrous oxide gas that brings laughs to anyone near her, but not to Vicki herself -- just as Ted's boss is about to visit about lay-offs.
#49 - The Frog is a Deadly Weapon
The Green Hornet Season 1 - Episode 5
Private Investigator Nat Pyle informs Brit that he has proof, for a story, that presumed dead racketeer Glen Connors, is still alive. Shortly later, Nat is found floating dead in the harbor from a possible boating accident. The Green Hornet thinks otherwise and finds a special interest, because..... Glen Connors framed the Green Hornet's real father.
#52 - Vicki Doolittle
Small Wonder Season 4 - Episode 20
A new language translation device (Random Access Multiple Concurrent Linquistic Analytical Sequencer) installed in Vicki enables her to understand any language...even animals, like the bosses' dog. Mrs. Jennings forces Mr. Jennings to fire Ted when Joan balks at doing uncredited work for an affair.
#53 - Carol Lockwood, Past Tense
Mannix Season 6 - Episode 19
A ship lost at sea leaves a survivor and a curious tale.
#57 - 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.
#58 - 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.
#59 - The Fantasy Island Girl / Saturday's Child
Fantasy Island Season 7 - Episode 9
In "The Fantasy Island Girl" a beauty contest promoter with a disreputable reputation wants to clear up his tarnished image. And in "Saturday's Child" a glamorous film actress wishes to meet the two children whom she gave up for adoption.
#60 - Scapegoat
Mannix Season 5 - Episode 23
Mannix transports jewels from London, or is that his double?
#62 - The Silent Gun
The Green Hornet Season 1 - Episode 1
In this premier episode, Dave Bannister is shot at a funeral with 20 witnesses present and not a shot was heard, not even from the Green Hornet's friend, the District Attorney, who was also attending. A messenger from a Brokerage House, carrying $5000 in negotiable bonds, is the SILENT GUN's second victim. The Green Hornet and Kato respond in the infamous Black Beauty and hit the streets to track down this villainous culprit.
#64 - All the Dead Were Strangers
Mannix Season 7 - Episode 13
A plane crash is followed by murder attempts.
#65 - 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.
#66 - Hooray for Hollywood (1)
Diff'rent Strokes Season 6 - Episode 16
Upset over Maggie breaking off their relationship, Drummond chases her to Hollywood to win back her heart, but while he woos Maggie, Arnold and Dudley sneak away from a studio tour to find the star of Knight Rider and wind up in a life threatening situation.
#70 - 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.
#72 - The Bundle from Britain
Maverick Season 4 - Episode 1
Returning to America after an extended stay in England, Cousin Beau Maverick (Roger Moore) is hired to take the place of a young English nobleman. However, he soon finds himself the victim of a kidnap and ransom plot due to his assumed identity.
#74 - 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.
#75 - K-9-1
CHiPs Season 5 - Episode 26
Ponch and Jon work with police sniffer dogs on the trail of bombs, drugs and thieves.
#76 - Karate
CHiPs Season 4 - Episode 16
Patroling his old neighborhood, Ponch encounters a boyhood friend who is corrupting local teenagers in his burglary operation.
#77 - Day of Reckoning
Maverick Season 1 - Episode 19
Fearless Bret feels it's about time someone did something about the town bully so he asks the townspeople to do something.
#78 - The Girl in Boxcar #3
Alias Smith and Jones Season 1 - Episode 5
Curry gets involved with a runaway girl riding the rails as he tries to deliver $50,000 to a town 400 miles away.
#80 - Joss Sticks and Wedding Bells
Ironside Season 5 - Episode 7
Chief Ironside's sponsored "daughter" arrives from Korea, intending to marry a fellow Korean now living in San Francisco. Before he can be fully happy about the marriage, the Chief wants to know a little more about her fiancè; and soon finds out that the young man is in trouble.
#81 - The Sound of Murder
Mannix Season 5 - Episode 17
A dubious client is caught in his own machinations.
#82 - 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.
#84 - 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.
#85 - The Crimson Halo
Mannix Season 6 - Episode 3
A medical practitioner finds that someone is out to get him.
#86 - 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. He succeeds in scaring them off by clever trickery. But a suspicious Indian chief causes him to reconsider.
#87 - Lifeline
Mannix Season 5 - Episode 21
A singer piles into mounting trouble with the law.
#88 - Fast Money
CHiPs Season 5 - Episode 10
Hijackers use a hi-tech device in order to steal bearer bonds.
#89 - A Tale of Three Cities
Maverick Season 3 - Episode 6
Bart has trouble retrieving his poker winnings from thieves. But help is on the way from the local Ladies Aid Society.
#90 - Kid-O-Grams
Small Wonder Season 4 - Episode 16
Ted's singing telegram birthday greeting makes him pine back to his ""youthful years"" with a surfboard and prompts Jamie to start a singing telegram for schoolmates -- and competing with Reggie.
#91 - Hooray for Hollywood (2)
Diff'rent Strokes Season 6 - Episode 17
Arnold's joy over being saved from an explosion by "Knight Rider's" David Hasselhoff quickly turns to dismay when he learns his father is getting married and a little brother comes along with the package.
#92 - The Searcher / The Way We Weren't
Fantasy Island Season 4 - Episode 18
In "The Searcher" Karen Saunders-Holmes has a desperate need to find her father, whose whereabouts have been kept a secret to her since she was a child. And in "The Way We Weren't" married couple Fred & Dottie Cooper are in for disappointment when they return to their neighborhood in search of relighting old sparks.
#93 - Daddy's Little Girl
Cannon Season 4 - Episode 13
A torpedo plays dead to testify, but the mob sniffs him out.
#95 - The Penguin Goes Straight
Batman 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.
#96 - Not Yet, He Ain't
Batman 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.
#97 - 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.
#98 - Breath of the Dragon
Manimal Season 1 - Episode 7
Jonathan, Brooke and Ty must stop a criminal who extorts money from businesses in China Town while posing as a superstitious icon known as The Dragon. TRANSFORMATIONS: a hawk, a bull and a black panther.