The Best Episodes Directed by Mark Beesley
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#23 - 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?
#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.
#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.
#29 - 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.
#30 - 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?
#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
#34 - 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?
#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.
#36 - 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
#37 - 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.
#39 - 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.
#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?
#42 - 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.
#44 - 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.
#45 - 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?
#46 - 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!
#47 - 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.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#56 - Mystic Fate (2)
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 32
With Daggeron, Leanbow, Mystic Mother, and Jenji destroyed, Good Magic running low, and a damaged Briarwood as the battleground, the Rangers have no one else to turn to when dealing with Black Lance, followed by the supreme Master himself. Will the Light flicker in this final battle against the darkness, or will the power of belief in magic win the day? Meanwhile, Sculpin has Udonna captive, and only Necrolai can save her!
#57 - Nothing to Lose (1)
Power Rangers Season 15 - Episode 31
The Rangers return to Egypt, then travel to Japan, and back again, all in their heated quest to find the key to unlock the last hidden jewel. But despite the ground covered, is it actually closer to home than they realize? Also, the sibling rivalry between Moltor and Flurious comes to a shattering conclusion!
#58 - Stranger Within (1)
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 8
While her teammates continue to search for the Fire Heart, Vida attends a rave at the behest of Leelee, and finds herself strangely hypnotized by DJ Fly's strange music. She learns too late that he's actually the monster called Flytrap, and is turning the teens of Briarwood into vampires for Necrolai! Only Chip suspects the truth about Vida's strange change, but can the amateur vampire hunter save his friend and teammate from an eventual at sunrise?
#61 - Two Fallen Foes
Power Rangers Season 15 - Episode 30
Using the Octavian Chalice, the Rangers journey to Greece in an attempt to find the next jewel via an ancient ritual. But Kamdor and Miratrix interrupt the ceremony, making their ultimate stand against their enemies, and each other! Meanwhile, Norg sets out to prove himself useful to Flurious... and succeeds!
#62 - Mystic Fate (1)
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 31
Following Itassis' betrayal, the Master decides to take matters into his own tentacled hands. A village in the Mystic Realm is attacked, and when the Rangers come to investigate, they are stunned to learn Nick is behind the destruction! Taken over by the Master, Nick becomes Koragg, forcing Leanbow to use his Wolf Warrior power against his own son. Can the Light prevail? If things weren't bad enough, Black Lance targets the city, while Sculpin waits in the wings! Also, Rock Porium's business is down thanks to its newest employee, Phineas.
#64 - Kick Into Overdrive (1)
Power Rangers Season 15 - Episode 1
Billionaire treasure hunter Andrew Hartford finds the ancient Corona Aurora, known as the powerful Crown of the Gods. But in the process, he unknowingly awakens two warring alien brothers, Moltor and Flurious. Enlisting stuntman Dax, championship racecar driver Ronny, master safecracker Will, and brilliant college student Rose to join him in keeping the world safe from the aliens as a new team of Power Rangers, Hartford refuses to allow his teenaged son, Mack, to risk his life by being part of the team. When given the chance to become the Red Ranger, can Mack prove himself to his father, and help protect the Crown from falling into the wrong hands?
#65 - Stranger Within (2)
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 9
Despite how the Flytrap monster's been destroyed and all his vampires are back to normal, Vida remains a bloodsucker! The Rangers remain perplexed as to why, but they soon learn from Koragg that Necrolai is to blame. Can Chip free his best friend from the spell of the undefeatable Queen of Vampires? If he can, the team will still have to deal with Koragg, and remain in the dark about one of their friends' connection to the Undead!
#66 - Stakeout
Power Rangers Season 13 - Episode 10
Jack & Syd go on a stakeout, watching over the former partner of a recently escaped alien criminal, Sinuku, who needs a device from her in order to activate his demagnitron weapons for Broodwing. But Jack's disregard for Syd's birthday, and his infatuation with the scientist they're supposed to be spying on, causes tensions to flare between the Red and Pink Rangers. To make things worse, Piggy joins their stakeout!
#67 - Fire Heart
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 7
With the aid of her Taxi Cab Monster, Necrolai steals an ancient map, which lists the location of the powerful Fire Heart. The Rangers manage to copy it, and trek into the dangerous Cimmerian Forest to attain the item first. Will the team come together to overcome the quicksand and giant spiders, or will Xander's newfound "leadership" abilites lead them only to disaster? It may be up to Phineas to save the day! Plus, thanks to a magic accident, a cutout of a Heavy Metal legend comes to life in the Rock Porium!
#68 - Juggernaut Down
Cleopatra 2525 Season 2 - Episode 8
Mauser is testing a new anti-gravity device designed to capture and hold a Bailey in place. Cleo is the guinea pig. She is caught in a pair of laser beams and suspended a few feet off the floor. Sarge and Hel tease Mauser about some of his devices that didn't work out quite as planned. Cleo is starting to feel a little woozy. Sarge says if it can hold Cleo... Cleo objects, wanting to know if that was a fat joke. Voice interrupts to say that the invention is no joke. They are going to capture a Bailey and Cleo is the key. Aboveground a Bailey approaches Cleo, who is lying on the ground with the energy pod next to her. When the Bailey gets close, Hel and Sarge set off the device that should hold the Bailey in place. It seems to work -- the Bailey is immobilized. But then the device malfunctions, and the Bailey gets free. Sarge yells at Cleo to get out of there. Cleo does, but then realizes that the pod was left behind and goes back for it, dodging blasts from the Bailey. Sarge and Hel co
#69 - Dark Wish (3)
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 20
Despite the Tribunal of Magic refusing to reverse the wish, the former-Rangers fight on in an attempt to continue the battle against evil even against all odds. Will this be enough to get the Tribunal to change their minds? Even if they do, once things are back to normal, our heroes still will have to defeat the remaining two Barbarian Beasts! They'll need far more help from the Tribunal to do this Legendary deed...
#70 - Crown and Punishment (2)
Power Rangers Season 15 - Episode 32
With the ultimate power of the completed Corona Aurora at his disposal, Flurious freezes all of San Angeles and prepares to conquer the world in his new form. The Rangers must use every item at their disposal to make their final stand against him. But in their darkest hour, it will take the greatest sacrifice from one of them to ensure Flurious never cools off again.
#71 - Kick Into Overdrive (2)
Power Rangers Season 15 - Episode 2
Hartford is kidnapped by Moltor, who also steals the Corona Aurora. Mack must prove himself as the Red Ranger and aid the team in saving his father, before they must use their DriveMax Zords to save an island from destruction by a giant sea creature.
#72 - Dark Wish (1)
Power Rangers Season 14 - Episode 18
The Rangers grow increasingly dependent on using magic for every problem they run into in their lives, much to the dismay of both Udonna and Daggeron. Imperious unleashes the Barbarian Beasts, creatures so vicious and dishonorable, that even Koragg doesn't like them. Facing one Beast after another wears our heroes down, causing them to repeatedly request Solaris Knight use Jenji to wish them away. But will this ultimate act of laziness backfire, giving the forces of the underworld what they want most?