The Best Episodes Directed by Martha Coolidge

Shelter Skelter

#1 - Shelter Skelter

The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 2 - Episode 17

A survivalist traps himself in his bomb shelter when a nuclear blast finally comes.

star 8.21
70 votes
Blood Brothers

#2 - Blood Brothers

The Night Shift Season 1 - Episode 7

When a small plane goes down near San Antonio, TC and Topher chopper out to the scene and retrieve the lone survivor. Back in the ER, they deal with his serious injuries but must fend off Milo, a menacing law enforcement officer with a hidden agenda. Paul is mesmerized by an injured exotic dancer who lands in the emergency room after falling during her performance. When her condition takes a mysterious turn for the worse, Paul, Kenny and Drew are baffled by her life threatening symptoms and must go to an already swamped Jordan for help. Krista tries to help a teenager with a serious eating disorder that her family refuses to recognize. Meanwhile, TC struggles with increasing flashbacks and the traumatic death of his brother in Afghanistan.

star 8.08
657 votes
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Living Legend

#3 - Living Legend

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 9

The Cadillac of an infamous 1970’s mob boss turns up in a lake, even though he disappeared years ago. A photo of current murder victims also turns up in the car, so the team must determine whether this current murder spree is related to the missing gangster.

star 7.91
544 votes
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#4 - Quarantine

The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 1 - Episode 43

An ill weapons designer is cryogenically frozen and awakened three centuries later..

star 7.77
87 votes
I Heart NY

#5 - I Heart NY

Sex and the City Season 4 - Episode 18

Carrie accidentally finds out that Big is planning on moving away from NY and wonders if she should have goodbye sex with him. She tries to have a romantic evening with him, but Miranda goes into labor and Carrie has to ditch Big to join her friend at the hospital. Miranda still doesn't feel maternal at all – she doesn't want to be motivated to push and she gets annoyed every time Steve cries about the baby. Meanwhile, Charlotte sees her ex husband and his mother at the museum and decides it's time to date again, but her date freaks out with her apartment. Samantha wears a wig to catch Richard cheating on her with another woman.

star 7.76
658 votes
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Maid Man

#6 - Maid Man

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 12 - Episode 4

The investigators attend the gala grand opening of a mob museum, only to witness an attempted hit on mob lawyer and former mayor Oscar Goodman.

star 7.74
1942 votes
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#7 - Glade-iators!

The Glades Season 4 - Episode 6

When the VP of a local bank is found dead in the vault, Jim discovers her tattoo and bruises reveal a double life as the star jammer of a rough and tumble roller derby squad.

star 7.72
443 votes
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#8 - Warrior

Killer Women Season 1 - Episode 3

Molly is assigned to the case of a female bank robber. Molly is conflicted when she discovers the identity of the perpetrator, especially since the FBI agent she is working with seems to have no such problem. In her personal life, Molly's boyfriend is subpoenaed to testify at her divorce hearing, and she suspects her brother is cheating on his wife.

star 7.59
343 votes
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#9 - Showdown

Siren (2018) Season 1 - Episode 6

When Ben and Maddie attend his mother’s fundraising gala, an unexpected guest shows up and offers to put an end to the overfishing that’s threatening the lives of the mermaids in Bristol Cove.

star 7.58
1072 votes
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#10 - Passage

Madam Secretary Season 1 - Episode 7

When Elizabeth takes Alison with her to India on her first state department trip abroad, she’s thrown into crisis mode when a massive earthquake hits that causes an explosion at an American-owned factory, and she’s separated from Alison during the chaos.

star 7.55
856 votes
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#11 - Fracked

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11 - Episode 8

The CSI's investigate a series of deaths related to an energy company's grotesque cover-up of tainted water.

star 7.52
1955 votes
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Truer Lies

#12 - Truer Lies

Psych Season 3 - Episode 14

Shawn and Gus must prove a pathological liar is telling the truth in order to stop an assassination plot.

star 7.52
1171 votes
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The Famous Ventriloquist Did It

#13 - The Famous Ventriloquist Did It

Angie Tribeca Season 1 - Episode 3

A ventriloquist is dead, and the lieutenant is just sick about it. On the case, Tribeca delves into the salacious world of American ventriloquism. The only problem? Geils always wanted to be a ventriloquist, which might not sound like a problem but is.

star 7.50
732 votes
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Dream Big

#14 - Dream Big

Drop Dead Diva Season 3 - Episode 3

Jane represents the mother of a dwarf in a case against a sperm bank as she awaits a post-date phone call from Dr. Bill. Meanwhile, Grayson lands a new client during his bachelor party at a gentleman's club; Stacy's questions about Fred's past spur him to hire a coworker to pretend to be his mother; and Parker tries to get Kim to rejoin the firm.

star 7.47
445 votes
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A 'Vogue' Idea

#15 - A 'Vogue' Idea

Sex and the City Season 4 - Episode 17

Carrie has a one-time, big-shot free-lancing opportunity at Vogue. She puts her heart and soul into a shoe article, which unfortunately isn't very well accepted by the female editor. After a lot of bonding with the male editor, Julian, Carrie finds herself completely swept off her feet with all the glamour of Vogue. When she is given the opportunity of her dreams – pick anything on the Vogue closet – she decides that no pair of shoes can replace her dignity as she is surprised by a pant-less Julian. Meanwhile, Samantha decides to give Richard a threesome for his birthday, and learns that one twenty year old bimbo doesn't get anywhere near her twenty year old experience. And Charlotte freaks out while hosting Miranda a baby shower after sees a present that brings her back to her past.

star 7.45
749 votes
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Night of the Meek

#16 - Night of the Meek

The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 1 - Episode 30

A drunken storefront Santa is terminally depressed by the many children who go gift less and starving during Christmas. He is fired from his job at a department store when he shows up late, and subsequently finds a bag that he can pull any present anyone wants from it.

star 7.42
26 votes
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Take My Life, Please!

#17 - Take My Life, Please!

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10 - Episode 20

A legendary comic from the good old days of Las Vegas is set to reunite with his partner on stage for one night only, until one half of the famous duo is found dead.

star 7.42
1614 votes
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Shit Highway

#18 - Shit Highway

Weeds Season 3 - Episode 4

The DEA continues to probe Nancy's life to figure out what happened to Peter. Shane helps Nancy get a job. Someone asks the city council for a favor on behalf of Majestic. Conrad and Heylia set up their new grow house. Silas runs into Pam while performing his community service.

star 7.38
1622 votes
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#19 - Redrum

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 7 - Episode 13

At Keppler's request Catherine uses a different approach to catch the killer, and in doing so she deceives the rest of the CSI team. The team soon discovers that something is amiss in Catherine’s investigation.

star 7.30
698 votes
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The Good Fight

#20 - The Good Fight

Cult Season 1 - Episode 6

Skye collapses the morning after the “Cult” fan party, suffering a serious reaction to the drug she was slipped. The doctors urge Jeff to locate a sample of the drug so they can find a way to reverse its effects in order to save Skye’s life. Detective Sakelik arrives at the hospital but refuses to help. Jeff suspects that the drug might be hidden at her place so he takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, inside Skye’s hallucinogenic state, Billy, Kelly and Skye’s father Quentin encourage Skye to give up and stop searching for the truth.

star 7.26
253 votes
Under the Gun

#21 - Under the Gun

Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 1

Sledge Hammer is a no-nonsense cop whose best friend is his .44 Magnum, and who just loves to use excessive force to collar criminals. In the opener, the mayor's daughter is kidnapped, and Hammer vows to bring her back -- "dead or alive."

star 7.22
294 votes