The Best Episodes Directed by Lewis H. Gould
#1 - Romeo and Juliet Murders
Close to Home Season 1 - Episode 5
Annabeth and Maureen prosecute a case involving siblings whose parents are found murdered after they discover a secret which the teenagers had been keeping from them. Meanwhile, Maureen and Annabeth admit to each other that they sometimes think that each other's life is more desirable -- Maureen wishes she had a family to go home to, while Annabeth wishes she did not have to be responsible for anyone but herself.
#2 - Sex, Toys and Videotape
Close to Home Season 1 - Episode 19
Annabeth gets involved on a murder trial where her victim was strangled the night before her wedding. During the trial Annabeth discovers that her victim was hiding a terrible secret from her friends and family which may have lead to her death---that she was previously married and not a virgin that many had thought to believe..
#3 - Pro Se
Law & Order Season 6 - Episode 21
The investigation into multiple homicides at a clothing store leads to the arrest of a schizophrenic who presents McCoy with a formidable opponent when he decides to represent himself.
#5 - Dazzled
Law & Order Season 12 - Episode 20
When a "gold digging" wife is found dead, there are plenty of possible perpetrators. Her husband has become "whipped" and blinded by his young wife and then messes up his story to Briscoe and Green. When he finally comes around, it seems that the wife's ex-boyfriend was getting revenge for being fired from a contracting job. The medical examiner uncovers some more clues which point to a bitter alcoholic ex-wife. Eventually, ther criminal comes forward but the only crime she's committing is trying to save her family.
#6 - Catching It Early
Judging Amy Season 6 - Episode 6
Back at work from her suspension, Maxine is becoming unhinged as she desperately searches for Anthony Byrd; Amy spends a tense day awaiting the results of a breast biopsy; Donna's summation reveals how closely she identifies with the teenage client she represents in Amy's court; Peter and Gillian search for a school for Ned; Amy arrives home to find an unconscious Maxine on the kitchen floor.
#7 - Hot Pursuit
Law & Order Season 6 - Episode 5
When the detectives solve a series of murders committed by a holdup team in ski masks, McCoy must determine whether a young woman found with them is an unwilling hostage, or an active participant in the crimes.
#8 - Wannabe
Law & Order Season 5 - Episode 16
The shooting of a board member of an exclusive private school leads to a blue-collar family and a classist system.
#9 - Matrimony
Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 13
The discovery of a would-be thief refocuses a murder investigation, leaving the prosecutors the task of making a conspiracy case against the deceased's attorney and the pretty young widow.
#10 - Dissonance
Law & Order Season 11 - Episode 3
The detectives investigate the murder of a young violinist whose fellow musicians resented her rapid rise to fame, in a trial that results in threats exchanged between Lewin and the presiding judge who has a history of bias against McCoy.
#11 - Baggage Claim
Judging Amy Season 5 - Episode 16
Peter is still unhappy about Maxine's dating Ignacio; on the anniversary of his wife's death, David asks Amy to accompany him to a support group meeting; Maxine teaches a young artist under DCF's care the true meaning of family and reaching out for love and support; Amy and David attend the bench bar dinner together and hear news about Stu that upsets Amy; Maxine discovers that her new beau is quite wealthy as she meets Ignacio's mother, ex-wife, and children; despite being in counseling, Peter and Gillian continue to quarrel, especially after Gillian disparages Peter's joining the band; Amy presides over an emotional abuse and neglect petition brought about by a grandmother who is seeking custody of the child conceived when her son raped the boy's mother; Kyle seeks out Peter for some advice on being a father after Heather complains about Kyle's negativity toward her and their baby, and realizes just how upset she is when he can't locate her to apologize; Amy and David come to an agre
#12 - Juvenile
Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 18
The investigation into the shooting of a newspaper columnist leads to a murder case from two decades earlier and involves a suspect who at that time had been a juvenile.
#13 - Expert
Law & Order Season 8 - Episode 12
The shooting of two people in a restaurant restroom takes some abrupt turns as they try to discover who exactly the intended victim was, and the prosecutors have to deal with a defendant claiming to have been in a dissociative state while committing the crime-- the same defense used years before by the defendant's father.
#14 - Family Business
Law & Order Season 7 - Episode 8
The murder of Richard Speigel, chief financial officer for an exclusive, family-owned department store goes from the sitting room to the bedroom and into the board room as suspicion shifts from co-workers to family members.
#15 - Bait
Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 3
The investigation into how a teen got wounded leads to a case involving a young woman's murder and a drug operation.
#16 - The Good Doctor
Close to Home Season 1 - Episode 11
Annabeth prosecutes a case involving a respected doctor who accuses a teenage delinquent of murdering his wife. Annabeth learns there's more to the story when the suspect arrested for the murder has an airtight alibi for the night the crime was committed. As a result, Annabeth delves deeper into the case only to find out that the doctor's wife was planning to sue her husband for divorce because he was hiding a dark secret.
#18 - Maternal Instinct
Close to Home Season 2 - Episode 19
Annabeth prosecutes a man suspected of murdering his father but when the supposed killer's mother recants her first assertion that her son assaulted her and killed his dad, the case falters.