The BEST episodes directed by Mark Beesley

Once Upon a Future King
77 votes

#1 - Once Upon a Future King

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 19

Merlin hurled the vicious warlord Arthur of Camelot and his sorceress advisor Mab a thousand years back in time to Hercules' world. But Mab helped Arthur conquer Britannia. Later she wanted to go back to her own time, and to do that she needed to kill young Merlin with the sword of Excaliber. Hercules and Morrigan captured Arthur and the sword, but mab took Merlin hostage. A fierce battle ensued, during which Hercules dispatched a giant knight and a reformed Arthur displayed newfound heroism. Merlin smote Mab, and Arthur returned to his own time as a proponent of peace.

90 votes

#2 - Eve

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 21

Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil try to track down Livia/Eve and have no trouble when they find ravaged villages. After finding her, Xena faces Livia/Eve in battle once again.

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Amphipolis Under Siege
86 votes

#3 - Amphipolis Under Siege

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 14

On a visit home to see her mother, Xena, Gabrielle and baby Eve are trapped in Amphipolis when Athena and her army surround the village and plan to kill Xena's child.

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Many Happy Returns
57 votes

#4 - Many Happy Returns

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 19

While travelling to return the Helmet of Hermes to the King of Thebes, Xena and Gabrielle rescue Genia, a virgin who is about to be sacrificed willingly by religious zealots in exchange for protection from a warlord. Xena and Gabrielle think that introducing Genia to Aphrodite would convince her that throwing away her life for a god is a bad idea but it backfires on them.

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Be Deviled
79 votes

#5 - Be Deviled

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 6 - Episode 1

Sin came looking for Hercules in the guise of Serena. She said she needed Hercules' help to recapture Xerxos, a murderer who had escaped from her world of evil souls. In truth Sin was in league with Xerxos. She poisoned Hercules in hopes he would take a life in anger, which would condemn his soul to her domain. But Iolaus was able to keep Hercules from killing Xerxos. The murderer found his sister, the criminal Arciana, and encouraged her to reform before it was too late. Xerxos and Sin returned to their realm.

Every Good Quest Has a Sacrifice
268 votes

#6 - Every Good Quest Has a Sacrifice

The Almighty Johnsons - Season 1 - Episode 10

The time has finally come for Axl Johnson and his brothers to man up and be the Gods they truly are.

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Heart of Darkness
54 votes

#7 - Heart of Darkness

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 3

Xena must devise a plan to avoid inheriting the kingdom of Hell, and it won't be easy with her heart turning cold and an angel named Lucifer ambitiously trying to force her to descend to her throne.

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Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms
277 votes

#8 - Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms

The Almighty Johnsons - Season 1 - Episode 6

It's hammer time, as a road trip to follow a falling star takes the God boys into uncharted territory; to a heartland of darkness where the usual rules no longer apply. The paths of the gods and goddesses cross at a rural funeral and both groups encounter the current incarnation of Thor. But will Axl mate with Derek/Thor's daughter, Delphine? Meanwhile, Olaf and Ingrid bond, and Anders and Michele spar with one another.

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57 votes

#9 - Purity

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 6

Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer journey to Chin, when Lao Mao's daughter summons Xena to help protect her mother's book of wisdom from falling into the hands of her evil sister.

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Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks
240 votes

#10 - Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks

The Almighty Johnsons - Season 1 - Episode 9

What if the one you're with isn't necessarily the one you love? And what if the one you love, you love her so much it is dangerous to her health?

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Dog Day Morning
64 votes

#11 - Dog Day Morning

The Brokenwood Mysteries - Season 7 - Episode 3

When four masked men attempt to rob the Brokenwood Savings Bank, it's up to Mike and the team to determine which one of them pulled the trigger and killed the bank manager.

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Trapped Inside
2352 votes

#12 - Trapped Inside

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 2 - Episode 6

An angry mob corners Ash and the team in Brock's house while Ruby tries to summon the spell to send Baal back to hell. Ash finally proves to the townsfolk he is not a murderer but a hero, when a familiar deadite comes for him.

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1478 votes

#13 - Family

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 - Episode 1

After being the hero of Elk Grove by defeating evil and saving humanity, Ash settles in and opens a hardware store, but his peace is short lived when evil returns with a target close to his heart.

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Spoils of War
3613 votes

#14 - Spoils of War

Spartacus - Season 3 - Episode 6

As Crassus leads an onslaught against the rebel-occupied city, Gannicus finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is tasked by Crassus to hold a celebration in honor of a man he despises.

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Booth Three
1309 votes

#15 - Booth Three

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 - Episode 2

Ruby gives birth to a form of evil and disguises herself to bond with Brandy. Kelly returns with a friend who is leading the search for The One to defeat The Dark One, while Ash realizes evil is out to get his daughter.

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Enemies of Rome
4469 votes

#16 - Enemies of Rome

Spartacus - Season 3 - Episode 1

The rebellion Spartacus has created has turned into thousands and now with Crixus and Gannicus they begin to take on Rome. Unknowingly to them, the powers of the Empire are forced to turn to wealthy, ambitious Marcus Crassus to aid the campaign, along with a young Julius Caesar.

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Twist and Shout
1142 votes

#17 - Twist and Shout

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 - Episode 7

Ruby's latest creation is her most diabolical plan yet to turn Brandy against Ash; Pablo suspects something isn't right with Kelly when she meets him and Ash at the school; chaos ensues when evil shows up at the dance.

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Empty Hands
4946 votes

#18 - Empty Hands

Spartacus - Season 2 - Episode 4

Spartacus seeks the safety of the woods for his surviving men while Crixus finds himself revisiting past horrors. Meanwhile, Lucretia spies Ilithyia's affairs.

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Rifting Apart
1106 votes

#19 - Rifting Apart

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 - Episode 8

Ash and Pablo realize the rift in the cellar is the key to saving humanity and devise a plan to save the ones they love.

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Eternal Bonds
86 votes

#20 - Eternal Bonds

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 13

After the birth of baby Eve, Xena and Gabrielle must protect the infant from the Olympian gods who want to destroy her, while Xena tries to rid herself of a doting Ares and Gabrielle tries to retrieve the antidote for the poison that is slowly killing Joxer.

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Is't Far You Ride?
27 votes

#21 - Is't Far You Ride?

Westside - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ted confronts his great white whale, as Rita battles boredom. And a war with the Dallies turns up unexpected opportunities.

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This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend
193 votes

#22 - This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend

The Almighty Johnsons - Season 1 - Episode 5

When something seems too good to be true, this is inevitably because it is too good to be true. And this is a lesson Axl Johnson is about to learn - big time.

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Maternal Instincts
69 votes

#23 - Maternal Instincts

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 3 - Episode 11

Maternial instincts are in the air when Gabrielle encounters her evil daughter Hope, who has freed Callisto in order to kill Xena's son, Solan and plans on severing the friendship of Xena and Gabrielle forever.

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As If Nothing Had Happened
106 votes

#24 - As If Nothing Had Happened

The Brokenwood Mysteries - Season 4 - Episode 4

Sunset Manor is a rest home in Brokenwood for the aged and bewildered. The new resident is Edward Alderston. Having recently lost his wife, his family has decided Sunset Manor is the best place for him, especially now that the Alzheimer’s is taking hold. Mrs Marlowe is a regular visitor, offering sing-alongs at the piano for the residents. But Edward is hoping for more of an ally than that. He’s planning an escape. In fact he’s been practicing. The only problem is he can’t remember the plan. But when a man is found with a Samurai sword through his back floating in his swimming pool in the neighbouring street, Edward’s exact whereabouts becomes of real importance. The man was Mitch Waterson, an ex-finance company high-flyer, responsible for the loss of many millions to many people – in particular, he is the one responsible for many elderly losing their life savings. Mitch was responsible but never held accountable. It would seem now that the accountability has been sought. Revenge has been exacted. So when Mike, Kristin and Breen begin searching for motive they need look no further than Sunset Manor. Many of the residents were victims to Mitch Waterson’s Ponzi schemes and are thrilled to know he’s met a grisly end. However, the problem is not only who might have had the gumption and opportunity to do it but– can they remember doing it?

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It's Kind of a Birthday Present
448 votes

#25 - It's Kind of a Birthday Present

The Almighty Johnsons - Season 1 - Episode 1

It is Axl Johnson's 21st birthday - which explains the fire in the sky; the Waitemata Harbour being the colour of blood; the various women who seem to want to kill him; and the sudden need for a family ceremony in a forest.

Shall We to the Court?
42 votes

#26 - Shall We to the Court?

Outrageous Fortune - Season 2 - Episode 5

Jethro puts himself on the stand as Van becomes Sparky's private fantasy; a Hoochie Mama fantasy gets a man literally crotchless; and Pascalle fantasises about Hayden's marital intentions.

1525 votes

#27 - Puppeteer

Legend of the Seeker - Season 1 - Episode 9

Zedd uses magic to outsmart Darken Rahl and steal the third and final Box of Orden

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1483 votes

#28 - Tears

Legend of the Seeker - Season 2 - Episode 22

In order to save the world of the living, Richard finally faces his greatest enemy and Kahlan may have to kill the love of her life.

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2216 votes

#29 - Delusion

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 2 - Episode 7

Ash wakes up in an asylum and a seemingly helpful doctor tries desperately to get him to admit his horrific acts so his healing can begin. Ash's world seems to crumble around him. Was this all in his head? Is he really Ashy Slashy?

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Armageddon Now (2)
54 votes

#30 - Armageddon Now (2)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 14

While Hercules and his double, the Sovereign, were stuck in the Netherworld, Iolaus traveled back in time to protect young Alcmene. But he couldn't prevent Callisto from killing Hercules' mother. Callisto then found her own family and, through a series of instinctive actions, she killed her mother and father. As more events began to go wrong, Hercules sent Iolaus a telepathic message: Get the Chronus Stone from Xena's scepter to travel back in time without Ares' help. Using a makeshift lightning rod, Hercules joined Iolaus in the past and sent Callisto back into the vortex, setting the timeline right.

Coming Home
65 votes

#31 - Coming Home

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 1

Ares needs Xena's help to restore his godly powers, but he gets more than he bargained for when the Furies attempt to drive him crazy with illusions.

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This Is Where Duty Starts
354 votes

#32 - This Is Where Duty Starts

The Almighty Johnsons - Season 1 - Episode 2

Axl Johnson learns very quickly that when you're on a quest to find one woman among millions, your heart is not necessarily the part of your anatomy you should be following.

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The Dark Angel
79 votes

#33 - The Dark Angel

The Brokenwood Mysteries - Season 5 - Episode 4

On the edge of Brokenwood sits an abandoned mental health facility, an asylum named Brokenwood Downes. Now derelict, the spooky buildings provide a great hideout for local teenagers. But one young couple freak-out when they stumble upon the body of an elderly man in the old hospital wing strapped to a gurney with electrodes connected to his temples. It would seem he was the victim of electrocution by Electroconvulsive Therapy. The victim is Jakob Deschler who used to be the Superintendent of the asylum when it closed in 2011. Recently released from jail for charges of torture it appears that his murder was a revenge for his past cruelty. Mike and the team focus on a group of ex-patients of Brokenwood Downes. The few that have remained in the area are an eclectic bunch of misfits still struggling to reintegrate into the mainstream of society. However, several of them are under the care of local psychotherapist, Amy Curnow whose expertise enables Mike to get a greater insight into the minds of these unique characters. She is also has a knack to get Mike to open up about some more personal things about himself. Could it be that our hero is taking a shine to Amy? Mike’s interrogation skills will be pitted against the smarts of a crack psychologist. Will it be a case of Mike finally meeting his match – in more ways than one

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1556 votes

#34 - Listener

Legend of the Seeker - Season 1 - Episode 5

Richard and Kahlan rescue a young child who can read a person's mind by looking into their eyes.

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1330 votes

#35 - Hartland

Legend of the Seeker - Season 1 - Episode 14

When Chase escapes a D'Harens labor camp, he finds Richard and Kahlan and tells them about the Gar invasion problems with the boundary open. The three return to Hartland but find that it is no longer the same place that Richard grew up in.

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Armageddon Now (1)
55 votes

#36 - Armageddon Now (1)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 13

Hope, the treacherous daughter of Dahak and Gabrielle, went to the Ixion Caverns and freed Callisto. Hope gave the warrior-goddess a mission: rid the world of Hercules. Callisto joined forces with Ares, and the two reopened the vortex to the alternate universe. When the Sovereign appeared, Ares snatched his pendant of Hind's blood -- the only substance that can kill a god. But Callisto ripped the pendant from Ares' neck and used the blood to kill Strife. Hope then sent Callisto back in time to kill Hercules' mother, so Iolaus convinced Ares to send him back as well.

In Your Boots
2 votes

#37 - In Your Boots

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 2 - Episode 10

Hel , Sarge and Cleopatra are at Creegan's trial when Marla , the former bootlegger turned peacekeeper, sentences him to death for his crimes against humanity. The courtroom erupts and the team goes to celebrate at a bar. Soon after, Voice contacts Sarge, who is now acting as team leader until Voice and Hel reestablish trust, and informs her that there's a situation with Creegan at the prison. They rush to the detention center and Creegan insists on talking to Hel alone. She enters the cell and Creegan activates a computerized mechanism concealed in a phony tooth. He informs Hel, who is now mesmerized in his presence, that he can tell her everything she ever wanted to know about Voice. Suddenly, Creegan kisses Hel. Guards rush in and separate them, but no one except Hel is aware that Creegan has just switched bodies with her. Hel/Creegan leaves with the team as guards swarm over Creegan/Hel. Sarge, Cleopatra and Hel/Creegan go back to the bar and Sarge and Cleopatra become concerned ab

The Black Widower
147 votes

#38 - The Black Widower

The Brokenwood Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 1

The Frog and Cheetah’s publican, Ray Neilson, has branched into tourism with his ‘Lord of the Ringz Tours’ tailored to non-English speaking tourists. But when Ray’s wife Debbie is discovered dead under a giant foam spider in a supposed film location of Mirklewood things get ‘mirky’. Especially when Debbie’s cause of death is revealed to be from New Zealand’s only native venomous spider – the Katipo. But if it was, how did one spider administer ten times the lethal dose?

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1404 votes

#39 - Cursed

Legend of the Seeker - Season 1 - Episode 19

To protect his realm from the D’Harans, King Gregor persuades the sorcerer Shota to transform him into a vicious beast at sundown each day. But it leads to a dillema for Richard, when that viciousness takes an unintended and tragic turn.

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Shadow (2)
12 votes

#40 - Shadow (2)

Power Rangers - Season 13 - Episode 12

General Benaag holds Dr. Manx captive, using her as bait to call out his old enemy Doggie to battle. Commander Cruger comes clean to the B-Squad with the major detail he left out about the fall of Sirius, and how it relates to the current situation. With the Rangers busy dealing with an Evil Giant Robot planting Proton Spikes around in the city in an attempt to create an ultra violent earthquake, Doggie has to deal with not just Benaag, but a hundred Krybots, alone at the rendezvous site! Will he use Kat's gift to him to save her, even if it breaks his vow of peace?

1478 votes

#41 - Marked

Legend of the Seeker - Season 2 - Episode 1

Richard inadvertently opens an entry to the underworld, unleashing a terrible evil.

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2325 votes

#42 - Prophecy

Legend of the Seeker - Season 1 - Episode 1

After the murder of his father, and a chance encounter with a mysterious Confessor named Kahlan, Richard Cypher learns of an ancient prophecy that has named him the first true Seeker in over a millennium. Along with an old wizard named Zedd, Richard and Kahlan must stop the ruthless tyrant Darken Rahl from unleashing an ancient evil.

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A Necessary Evil
72 votes

#43 - A Necessary Evil

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 2 - Episode 14

Xena, Gabrielle and the Amazons must battle an evil Amazon, who ate ambrosia and is now a god. She wants Gabrielle dead and in order to stop her, Xena and Gabrielle resort to asking for the help of the now immortal Callisto.

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But Never Doubt I Love
77 votes

#44 - But Never Doubt I Love

Outrageous Fortune - Season 1 - Episode 6

Pascalle realises she has a secret admirer, while Grandpa West finds love.

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1059 votes

#45 - Perdition

Legend of the Seeker - Season 2 - Episode 10

Richard's trapped in the Valley of Perdition and facing his worst fear, and the sorceress Sister Nicci is plotting to murder Kahlan. Meanwhile, Cara's feelings for the Seeker deepen.

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Shadow (1)
13 votes

#46 - Shadow (1)

Power Rangers - Season 13 - Episode 11

Commander Cruger's mood swings are exacerbated, when Troobian General Benaag, who led the forces which destroyed Doggie's homeworld of Sirius, comes to Earth with a vendetta against him. But Doggie's previously vowed to never again take up arms against an enemy! Will his entire team of SPD Rangers be placed in danger, or will he go back on his word? Also, Piggy wins the lottery, but will he trade in a life of garbage for a life of luxury?

The Underwater World
10 votes

#47 - The Underwater World

Power Rangers - Season 15 - Episode 3

Will's self-reliancy causes friction within the team. The Rangers seek one of the Corona Aurora gems in the underwater ruins of Atlantis.

Dark Wish (2)
11 votes

#48 - Dark Wish (2)

Power Rangers - Season 14 - Episode 19

With Imperious having wished via his captive Jenji that the Mystic Force Rangers never gained their powers, a new reality is created! Briarwood lacks color, music, and its populace is enslaved by Styxoids and Hidiacs. The former-Rangers are left with their memories of how things were just to further torture them, for now they have no magic at their disposal! But Koragg may hold the answer, and sends them on a perilous journey to visit the Tribunal of Magic, in an attempt to reverse the wish... IF they can survive just getting to them!

Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire
62 votes

#49 - Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 10

Xena holds a battle of the bands contest in a quest for peace between Amazons and a lovesick-for-Gabrielle Draco, in the musical capital of Greec. Meanwhile Joxer runs into his other brother, the flamboyant Jace and Xena tries to evade her mother's attempts at matchmaking.

The Affliction of His Love
41 votes

#50 - The Affliction of His Love

Outrageous Fortune - Season 2 - Episode 6

Three women are prisoners of love � and two men are knights in shining armour.

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