The Best Episodes Directed by Mark Pellington

Blood Ties (3)

#1 - Blood Ties (3)

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 6 - Episode 3

The Wilsons go on television to offer a reward. The newspapers are making the Homicide unit look bad and Barnfather wants quick resolution to the case. The man (and his wife) who gave up Junior Bunk are murdered; Falsone and Lewis investigate. The only survivor, their young son, is brought in to find out what he remembers. His memories-- and a recorded phone message-- lead Stivers to believe a former member of the Narcotics unit is involved. The officer cops to a deal that implicates Georgia Rae Mahoney, though Giardella doesn't want to pursue that yet. Falsone's questioning of the Mahoney shooting leads Cox to doubt her actions at the time of the investigation. Incriminating evidence leads the detectives to Hal Wilson being their prime suspect. Frank goes to interview Felix and Hal Wilson; son and father confront some long-standing issues. Hal's confession is inadmissible in court, the Wilsons leave the Baltimore area, and the case remains officially open.

star 8.18
144 votes
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Shuffle, Ball Change

#2 - Shuffle, Ball Change

Cold Case Season 4 - Episode 17

When a body is found in a dumpster, the team re-opens the 1984 case of a murdered teenage boy who wanted to become a dancer against his father's wishes.

star 7.94
435 votes
Best Friends

#3 - Best Friends

Cold Case Season 2 - Episode 22

When an old truck containing human bones is pulled from the Delaware River, the team re-opens the case of a missing and possibly murdered girl who disappeared unexpectedly in 1932.

star 7.84
531 votes
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Rampage

#4 - Rampage

Cold Case Season 4 - Episode 1

Lilly investigates a 1995 shooting spree at a mall in which two teen boys killed 15 people before committing suicide. The case is reopened when a video of the crimes is found and it suggests that a third shooter was involved. Elsewhere, Stillman asks Valens to investigate whether Valens' brother may have been molested by a boxing coach in the 1980s.

star 7.81
506 votes
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Family

#5 - Family

Cold Case Season 3 - Episode 1

When a young girl is contacted by a man claiming to be her father, Det. Rush and her team reopen a 1988 case of a teenaged boy, killed on the same night the girl was born.

star 7.80
551 votes
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Churchgoing People

#6 - Churchgoing People

Cold Case Season 1 - Episode 4

Lilly re-investigates the case of a murdered church organist, when his Alzheimer's-stricken widow begins having flashbacks of the night in question. Lilly's investigation has both Mitchell's son, Ryan, and daughter, Tina, demanding Lilly close the search.

star 7.74
705 votes
Woe Has Joined

#7 - Woe Has Joined

Blindspot Season 1 - Episode 1

[Who is Jane Doe] A beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins to follow the road map on her body into a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.

star 7.71
7252 votes
Look Again

#8 - Look Again

Cold Case Season 1 - Episode 1

Lilly investigates a 1976 case involving a teenage girl who was beaten to death on a tennis court during a party at a plush estate. A maid to a wealthy family, Bonita Jakarta, claims she witnessed the murder of teenager Jill Shelby. Now dying of cancer, the maid who remained silent, wants the killer brought to justice. Rush reopens the case, in which two brothers were originally suspected but not charged due to their powerful society family.

star 7.71
969 votes
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A Stray Howl

#9 - A Stray Howl

Blindspot Season 1 - Episode 2

[Taylor Shaw] The team unlocks a cryptic tattoo that points to Major Arthur Gibson, an Air Force pilot with a painful past and a lethal agenda. Jane continues to search for clues to her identity and is haunted when flashes of a disturbing memory force her to question her past. Meanwhile, Weller thinks he might know Jane's true identity.

star 7.63
6289 votes
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Split the Law

#10 - Split the Law

Blindspot Season 1 - Episode 5

[The Past Will] After a seemingly straightforward hostage situation turns out to have deeper international implications, the CIA and FBI find themselves racing against each other to apprehend the same criminal with a dark history. Carter expresses concern about Jane's trustworthiness, causing friction with Mayfair and testing Reade's loyalty to the team. Meeting Weller's family proves overwhelming for Jane as she grapples with her identity.

star 7.62
5278 votes
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Pilot

#11 - Pilot

The Enemy Within Season 1 - Episode 1

Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd, now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history. Shepherd is brought out of a federal Supermax prison by FBI Agent Will Keaton to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States today.

star 7.62
1145 votes
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Children of Mars

#12 - Children of Mars

Star Trek: Short Treks Season 2 - Episode 6

12 year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.

star 7.62
213 votes
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Q&A

#13 - Q&A

Star Trek: Short Treks Season 2 - Episode 1

Ensign Spock's first day aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise doesn't go as planned when he and Number One are unexpectedly stuck together in a turbo lift.

star 7.61
304 votes
8 Years

#14 - 8 Years

Cold Case Season 3 - Episode 11

Four close high school friends each went their separate ways in 1980. Eight years later, in 1988, one of them was murdered. The homicide team receives a tip about the murder, prompting a re-investigation of the case and an examination of the friends' lives, hopes and dreams after high school.

star 7.60
442 votes
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I Came to Sleigh

#15 - I Came to Sleigh

Blindspot Season 5 - Episode 1

With Jane trying to pick up the pieces after Iceland. She gets a strange message from an unknown ally that allows her to mount a rescue mission to free Rich Dotcom from a CIA black-site... but she'll need the help from her old rival Sho Akhtar.

star 7.49
948 votes
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Pilot

#16 - Pilot

Red Widow Season 1 - Episode 1

Marta has tried to stay out of her father's world of organized crime, but everything changes after her loving husband is brutally murdered.

star 7.20
475 votes
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