The BEST episodes directed by Martha Mitchell

Such a Time as This
star
9.67
39 votes

#1 - Such a Time as This

Touched by an Angel - Season 6 - Episode 1

A US senator is called upon to bring to light the suffering of the people of Sudan in the illegal slave trade. Initially the senator (married to a political cynic) refuses but, nudged by her son, it soon changes.

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Under Threat
star
9.19
36 votes

#2 - Under Threat

Close to Home - Season 1 - Episode 8

Annabeth prosecutes a case involving a gangster who resorts to violence to prevent a key witness from testifying against him. When the defendant realizes that Annabeth might be able to convince a jury to convict him of the crimes he is accused of, he then has members of his gang threaten to harm Annabeth's daughter in order to scare her from trying the case.

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The Breast and the Brightest
star
8.80
10 votes

#3 - The Breast and the Brightest

Chicago Hope - Season 5 - Episode 4

Grad accuses a mother are starving her infant to death. Shutt and Catera disagree over a neurological patient. Austin announces her plans with NASA, and Watters taked away her status as Chief of Surgery. Yeats uses his ""sixth sense"" to diagnose a patient.

The Rapist Next Door
star
8.79
62 votes

#4 - The Rapist Next Door

Close to Home - Season 1 - Episode 13

A recently paroled sex offender who moves into Annabeth's neighborhood becomes the prime suspect in the rape of a young woman. Although the victim identifies the paroled rapist as the man who attacked her, Annabeth does not think she can convince a jury that he is guilty of committing the crime because the behavior he exhibited is different from his usual M.O. Meanwhile, Maureen tells Steve that they should ease up on Annabeth's work load because she thinks juggling a new baby along with all of her cases is spreading her too thin.

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Burton & Ernie
star
8.55
49 votes

#5 - Burton & Ernie

The Guardian - Season 2 - Episode 21

Burton, Lulu & Nick each find themselves in tight spots. Burton tries to stop Shannon from being hurt, Alvin finds Nick & Lulu at the office late Will they still have jobs after Alvin finds out?

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Risky Business
star
8.36
11 votes

#6 - Risky Business

Chicago Hope - Season 4 - Episode 22

A famous artist has an inoperable brain tumor. She convinces Dr. Shutt to run away to California with her.

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A Perfect Game
star
8.29
7 votes

#7 - A Perfect Game

Touched by an Angel - Season 6 - Episode 16

When thought to have been rejected by him, a woman sets up a perfect bowling game so she can have the satisfaction of shattering his joy.

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And Baby Makes 10
star
8.22
9 votes

#8 - And Baby Makes 10

Chicago Hope - Season 5 - Episode 21

Dr. Hancock's patient, who was using fertility drugs, gives birth to 8 babies.

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True/False
star
8.22
166 votes

#9 - True/False

Without a Trace - Season 7 - Episode 4

The team discovers a long festering secret which sets off a deadly chain of events when they investigate the disappearance of the teenage son of a Secret Service man.

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Silent Era
star
8.20
5 votes

#10 - Silent Era

Judging Amy - Season 6 - Episode 9

High-school student Graciela Reyes is brought to Amy's courtroom for violating her parole, but it is soon uncovered that the reason for this is that her mother has moved to Gautamala along with her two brothers, leaving Graciela behind; Meanwhile, the Gray family rallies around Maxine after she is forced to have open-heart surgery after she suffers a second heart attack during a visit to the cardiologist; Sean locates Anthony Bird, who is living with a family who had recently adopted him.

Heartbeats
star
8.16
218 votes

#11 - Heartbeats

Without a Trace - Season 7 - Episode 19

The suspect list keeps growing as the team investigates the disappearance of a Russian matchmaker.

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House and Home
star
8.14
153 votes

#12 - House and Home

The Fosters (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 12

Callie meets Rita Hendricks, a woman who works in the foster care system, and it’s clear it will take Callie some time to adjust to Rita’s no-nonsense guidance. Brandon comes clean about the reason Callie ran away and, unbeknownst to Stef and Lena, he sets out to track her down. Meanwhile, Mariana volunteers to help with the school play in order to impress a cute boy, but when she gets paired up with an old “friend,” it could spell trouble. Jesus’ meds are having concerning side effects, and he’s desperate to find an alternative to taking the pills. Mike suggests he participate in contact sports to help relieve his aggression, and Jesus tries out for the wrestling team.

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Alternate World
star
8.13
29 votes

#13 - Alternate World

Timecop - Season 1 - Episode 6

A rogue timecop alters Logan's past — making Logan into a wanted criminal. With the entire TEC after him, Logan must set his own past right, and expose the rogue timecop's time-tampering.

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Family Separation (2)
star
8.08
522 votes

#14 - Family Separation (2)

Madam Secretary - Season 5 - Episode 11

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Nickel and Dimed (1)
star
8.07
139 votes

#15 - Nickel and Dimed (1)

Without a Trace - Season 3 - Episode 6

A young mother disappears after leaving her three year old son with a babysitter.

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Play
star
8.06
156 votes

#16 - Play

The Fosters (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 3

Stef and Lena go on a babymoon, leaving Brandon and Callie in charge of the house. Brandon’s bandmates pressure him into having a few friends over to hear their new sound, but when Mariana and Jesus find out, the night turns into an all-out rager. Determined to follow Stef and Lena’s rules, Callie tries to police the party but fails miserably. Jude finds himself in an awkward game of spin the bottle. Meanwhile, Lena tries to reconnect with Stef, who is finding it hard to relax on their weekend getaway.

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I Am God
star
8.02
1069 votes

#17 - I Am God

Veronica Mars - Season 2 - Episode 18

Veronica begins having dreams involving the dead students from the bus crash, who drop clues along the way. Meanwhile, Logan and Wallace become unlikely lab partners in Mr. Wu's class, and Keith helps Clemmons expose a doctor's scam.

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Samaritans
star
8.01
67 votes

#18 - Samaritans

NYC 22 - Season 1 - Episode 12

Lazarus digs deeper when an anonymous Good Samaritan who helped him save a boy from a burning building disappears. Meanwhile, Tonya and Ahmad work undercover on a drug deal, and Kenny and Jackpot find themselves trapped by a live alligator.

Human Touch
star
8.00
9 votes

#19 - Human Touch

Judging Amy - Season 1 - Episode 18

Amy presides over a custody case between a young girl's stepfather and her biological father, whose severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder may interfere with his parenting ability; after an unsuccessful experiment with day trading puts holes in her financial situation, Maxine has difficulty fixing the holes in her roof; the court reporter from hell, who is also Donna's nemesis, is assigned to Amy's courtroom; Maxine uncovers systematic fraud at D.C.F. that leads directly to Susie's desk; Amy realizes that she needs to assume more of the financial burden at home after she and Peter quarrel over their mother's monetary predicament; Vincent and Lisa work through their relationship fears; Amy orders D.C.F. to cut through the bureaucracy and the paperwork so that Croatian refugees can find a home and be reunited with their son.

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Sympathy for the Devil
star
8.00
9 votes

#20 - Sympathy for the Devil

New York Undercover - Season 2 - Episode 18

When three youths are charged with shooting a couple, one of them insists that, while they robbed the couple, someone else fired the gun.

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Christenings
star
8.00
7 votes

#21 - Christenings

Judging Amy - Season 5 - Episode 11

The rift between Peter and Gillian widens at Walt's christening; Maxine overcomes her resistance and resumes therapy; when a tree that's been neglected crashes through Amy's kitchen window, she mistakenly calls in a landscape designer who reveals a keen insight into the state of both Maxine's garden and her soul; a young girl appears in Amy's court charged with reckless endangerment for running a pro-anorexia web site; Maxine is disturbed when the frustrated mother of a boy with a chronic neurological disorder turns from conventional medical care to a dubious faith healer in an effort to help her son; Amy is mortified when an upheaval during her sushi dinner date with David ruins both the evening and David's new and very expensive shoes.

The Justice League of America
star
8.00
6 votes

#22 - The Justice League of America

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 18

When a teenager whom neither parent wanted and Amy placed in a locked facility escapes and comes into D.C.F. with bruises she says were caused by abuse at the facility, Maxine's decision to have her returned to the facility leads to tragedy; Amy attends the tenth reunion of her Harvard Law School class and is disheartened by how petty, mean-spirited, and sleazy her former law school best friends have become, until Barry shows up unexpectedly as her white knight and saves the day; Michael makes it obvious that he is still attracted to Amy, and expresses regret over their divorce and his marriage to Leisha; Maxine scoffs when Sean has all the files computerized, but changes her tune when he swiftly downloads information which helps them identify and locate a suicidal teenager.

Crowded House
star
8.00
15 votes

#23 - Crowded House

Judging Amy - Season 1 - Episode 10

Amy hears the case of an extremely abused, mentally ill teenager who has stabbed a teacher; Vincent's agent finds him a publisher who will sign him only if he completes another short story in the next four days; Maxine tries to help an overstressed young mother who is afraid that she will hurt her baby; Lauren strains Amy's patience as she waxes enthusiastically over Michael's girlfriend; Maxine faces a house full of her children for a week as Vincent moves back home to devote all his energies to writing, and Gillian takes a much-needed break from the strain that infertility has placed on her marriage; Vincent's short story inspires Gillian to return home to Peter and reconsider adoption.

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Metropolis
star
7.98
141 votes

#24 - Metropolis

The Fosters (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 20

As the high school’s Winter Ball approaches, Mariana and Jesus fret about dates and a surprise nomination for Winter Queen raises suspicions. Zac’s mom shows up at school to talk to Lena. An old friend pays a visit to Callie wanting to make amends, and Brandon feels threatened. But a past mistake could cause Brandon to lose Callie for good. Ana returns with unsettling news for Stef.

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Candace
star
7.93
1632 votes

#25 - Candace

You - Season 1 - Episode 9

Beck can't shake the feeling that there's more to the story of Joe's lost former love. Determined to find out the truth, it's Beck's turn to go to shocking lengths to dig up the truth on Joe.

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Aftershock
star
7.91
226 votes

#26 - Aftershock

Law & Order - Season 6 - Episode 23

After Briscoe, Curtis, McCoy, and Kincaid witness the execution of a criminal they brought to justice, their unique reactions to the event culminate in personal tragedies for each of them.

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Abby
star
7.90
31 votes

#27 - Abby

Haunted - Season 1 - Episode 4

Whilst head of the New Orleans PD six years earlier, Marcus was on the case of a ritualistic murder that remained unsolved. Back in the present, Marcus asks for Frank's help in trying to solve a similarly linked murder, but the case is complicated by the disappearance of the victim's cousin, whom Marcus was having a relationship with.

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Red Flag
star
7.89
1032 votes

#28 - Red Flag

Jericho (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 10

Supplies are dropped by air into Jericho and the Green's and Hawkins think that they know where they came from. Jonah Prowse returns to Jericho causing even more trouble.

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Institutional Fail
star
7.87
525 votes

#29 - Institutional Fail

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 17 - Episode 4

A starving toddler found wandering the streets alone leads detectives to the home of Manuela Ozuna and another child in grave condition. The police question Department of Child Services caseworker Keith Musio, whose vague and backdated reports on the family suggest he hadn't checked on the children in months. When the overworked Keith accuses his supervisor, Janette Grayson, of orchestrating the false reports, Chief Dodds promises to conduct an internal investigation. But when neglect leads to death, Barba takes matters into his own hands and arrests them for manslaughter. Meanwhile, Dodds indicates some changes coming to Benson's squad.

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Mother Nature
star
7.86
139 votes

#30 - Mother Nature

The Fosters (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 14

The Adams fosters kids are not very excited to head out to the wilderness for a family camping trip, but Jesus shakes things up when he can no longer hold onto his secrets and gets a surprise visit. Callie and Brandon awkwardly navigate their relationship while Jude gets fed up with the way he’s being treated. Meanwhile, Mike asks Ana to move in with him.

Rules of Engagement
star
7.83
6 votes

#31 - Rules of Engagement

New York Undercover - Season 3 - Episode 5

Nina and McNamara work together on a case where two robbers are murdered. Nina freezes in battle and has to make a difficult choice. G continues rebelling and gets caught running with juvenile delinquents. Musical performance by Blackstreet.

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Pattern Seventeen
star
7.83
423 votes

#32 - Pattern Seventeen

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 16 - Episode 9

Rollins connects a series of assaults to several rapes she worked in Atlanta. Meanwhile, a family court judge threatens to remove Noah from Benson's care.

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The Long Arm of the Witness
star
7.83
319 votes

#33 - The Long Arm of the Witness

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 22 - Episode 6

Carisi takes on a powerful judge when he inexplicably dismisses the rape case of a university student.

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The Ground Shifts Beneath Us
star
7.81
600 votes

#34 - The Ground Shifts Beneath Us

Chicago Med - Season 5 - Episode 11

After a major accident at O’Hare, the E.D. is concerned one of their own is in mortal danger. Will’s proposal for a safe injection site goes to the board for consideration. Natalie and Goodwin become concerned for Gwen.

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School's Out
star
7.80
5 votes

#35 - School's Out

New York Undercover - Season 3 - Episode 15

Nina's daughter (whom she gave up for adoption) has been kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Patrimonial Burden
star
7.79
565 votes

#36 - Patrimonial Burden

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 17 - Episode 7

A reality TV family secrets begin to spill when their young teenage daughter learns she's pregnant.

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Eating Away
star
7.79
197 votes

#37 - Eating Away

Without a Trace - Season 5 - Episode 13

Barry Rosen goes missing shortly after being poisoned with bleach in a chili eating contest. While investigating Barry's disappearance, the team soon learns that he had been approached to throw the eating contest, and also that he had been spending a lot of time with a local prostitute in an effort to learn how to act around women. Danny is caught in the middle when Carlos asks him for a letter of reference in an upcoming custody review, and Elena informs him that Carlos is actually suing her for sole custody of Sofie. Danny warns Carlos that he is not going to be caught in the middle.

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Revenge
star
7.78
564 votes

#38 - Revenge

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 4

As a string of break-in assaults grows more violent, the cops investigate an online incel group to identify a suspect.

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Depravity Standard
star
7.78
522 votes

#39 - Depravity Standard

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 17 - Episode 9

Benson seeks justice in the trial of child abductor Lewis Hodda, but when a plea deal is rejected, Barba must rely on decades-old evidence to make his case and faces off against former SVU colleague Dr. Huang.

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No Good Reason
star
7.78
877 votes

#40 - No Good Reason

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 19 - Episode 4

A teenager disappears after schoolmates make her the subject of a vicious cyberbullying attack.

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Absalom
star
7.77
195 votes

#41 - Absalom

Without a Trace - Season 6 - Episode 7

When a college student disappears after making racial remarks in a class, the team wonders if those may be directly connected to his disappearance.

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FYEO
star
7.76
247 votes

#42 - FYEO

Eye Candy - Season 1 - Episode 9

Lindy looks deeper into her sister's abduction, turning to Jake for help as things between them heat up. Tommy and Connor investigate the dark internet, bringing to light a shattering revelation about the serial killer.

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Miss Red
star
7.75
3049 votes

#43 - Miss Red

The Mentalist - Season 1 - Episode 21

Patrick Jane uses his mentalist skills to play suspects off each other in order to solve the case of a wealthy software company CEO found murdered on his yacht.

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Real Fake News
star
7.75
950 votes

#44 - Real Fake News

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 18 - Episode 17

A congressman falsely accused of soliciting underage girls asks SVU to debunk the rumor, but the investigation leads to a real sex trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Benson and Rollins become the targets of a salacious website.

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A4U
star
7.73
244 votes

#45 - A4U

Eye Candy - Season 1 - Episode 10

Lindy's search for her sister leads her to Hart Island, the burial site for New York's unidentified and unclaimed dead; and to a face-off with the killer that forces her to choose who and what is most important to her.

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Once Lost
star
7.72
224 votes

#46 - Once Lost

Without a Trace - Season 7 - Episode 13

Elena is forced to face the consequences of her past, as the team is put on the case to search for her former partner who went missing during an undercover sting.

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Lost & Found
star
7.72
1682 votes

#47 - Lost & Found

NCIS - Season 5 - Episode 9

The NCIS team has to babysit a 9-year-old son of a missing man, a survivalist who is somehow connected to a cold case murder. The investigation leads the team into the wilderness, where they discover a shocking truth about the man's past.

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White Rabbit
star
7.71
28 votes

#48 - White Rabbit

Dark Skies - Season 1 - Episode 14

When Soviet operatives fire on a Hive ship over the Gulf of Tonkin, Bach claims that US naval vessels were their target and starts the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. After air strikes down a Hive ship, Bach kidnaps Loengard for a reconnaissance mission. Yet, when military officials express reservations about having Majestic's Juliet Stuart co-ordinating with Russians also tracking the Hive, Bach joins Loengard for the trip himself. Teamed with Vietnamese guide Tay Ma, Loengard comes across a crazed American soldier as he finds a Gray's severed head. And when John finds that the crash site has been visited by the Viet Cong, Bach orders him to destroy it while requesting an air strike that could kill them all.

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Mummy Dearest
star
7.71
7 votes

#49 - Mummy Dearest

Chicago Hope - Season 3 - Episode 11

Jack, re-energized by his descent into gambling, performs a daring procedure, attaching a man's left hand onto his right arm. Aaron treats a man who, after surgery, completely forgets the last ten years of his life and speaks in loving terms about his now ex-wife. Aaron loses his cool when his car is stalked by an irate man who feels Aaron personally wronged him by inadvertently parking too close to his van. Diane examines a mummy.

Crisis of Confidence
star
7.71
919 votes

#50 - Crisis of Confidence

Chicago Med - Season 3 - Episode 19

Dr. Manning rushes to save a young boy with a life-threatening case of the flu; April suspects Dr. Choi’s sister stole opioid pain killers; Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker disagree over the best treatment for a cardiac patient who is 21 weeks pregnant.

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