The Best Episodes Directed by Mary Lou Belli

Runaround Charles

#1 - Runaround Charles

Charles in Charge Season 3 - Episode 20

Charles becomes frantic when he makes too many commitments for one evening. Having promised to speak to Sarah's class, chaperon Jamie's birthday party and go out with Julie Fletcher (Courteny Gebhart) , Charles seeks Buddy's help in order to successfully proceed with all three activities. Together, Buddy and Charles strategically schedule the events of the evening, arranging just enough time for everything. As the plan takes form, all seems under control, but shortly the chaos begins. Charles' speech is postponed; Jamie's party starts early, and Julie becomes impatient and curious about why she has to wait with Buddy. The hilarious antics that occur confuse everyone, but Charles finally solves the problems by sending Sarah's class, Jamie's party and Buddy to the pizza parlor, while he and Julie stay home.

star 9.20
5 votes
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Double Talk

#2 - Double Talk

Sister, Sister Season 6 - Episode 17

Jordan saves the day when Tia freezes up as host of Tamara's radio show.

star 8.67
3 votes
A Sting of Pearls

#3 - A Sting of Pearls

Charles in Charge Season 4 - Episode 18

The Powell's old babysitter comes back tries to get Charles in trouble.

star 8.00
5 votes
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Mr. Monk Takes the Stand

#4 - Mr. Monk Takes the Stand

Monk Season 8 - Episode 5

Monk and the police have a killer right where they want him... until the case goes to court and a hotshot lawyer demolishes the prosecution as he uses Monk's phobias against them

star 7.97
550 votes
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A Girl Without Feelings

#5 - A Girl Without Feelings

Bull (2016) Season 3 - Episode 7

Bull confronts his guilt over closing his psychiatric practice to start TAC when his former patient, a young woman who is a clinical sociopath, goes on trial for killing her brother. When Bull and Benny’s client has no memory of the crime due to her mental condition, they enter a "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" plea and aim to seat jurors that are sympathetic to mental illness.

star 7.88
740 votes
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#6 - Stuck

Hart of Dixie Season 3 - Episode 21

When Wade's dad asks Zoe for help with his love life, she is happy to get involved, until Wade advises her that no good can come from it. Lavon recruits George to help persuade the city comptroller to change BlueBell's billing on an exit sign, but finds himself in competition against his rival, Mayor Gainey. Meanwhile, Lemon continues to try to raise Fancie's profile, but all her plans seem to go up in flames.

star 7.87
778 votes
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Powder Keg

#7 - Powder Keg

NCIS: New Orleans Season 4 - Episode 20

Pride and his bar patrons, including Sydney Halliday who is visiting Pride after leaving the Army, are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves.

star 7.84
749 votes
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Billy and the Kid

#8 - Billy and the Kid

NCIS: New Orleans Season 2 - Episode 10

The murder of a Marine provides new clues in the first case Pride and Lasalle ever worked together, just before Hurricane Katrina struck the city and washed away any evidence. Also, the team celebrates Thanksgiving together in Pride’s bar.

star 7.80
930 votes
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Slay the Dragon

#9 - Slay the Dragon

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 - Episode 18

Tammy is reunited with her ex-husband, Ethan McKinley, who disappeared after embezzling $80 million in Katrina relief funds, after he is linked to the murder of a crime boss’ son.

star 7.80
536 votes
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The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros

#10 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros

Black Lightning Season 3 - Episode 4

Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland. Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa continues her work at the clinic. Lastly, Jennifer finds her confidence shaken.

star 7.79
371 votes

#11 - Outlaws

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 - Episode 7

The NCIS team investigates the murder of a sailor during a rowdy motorcycle rally in the city. Also, Lasalle turns to Gregorio for advice on his personal life.

star 7.76
1281 votes
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Contain the Flame

#12 - Contain the Flame

Station 19 Season 1 - Episode 3

Upon the arrival of Batallion Chief Frankel, Jack begins his first shift as co-captain and continues to butt heads with Andy on leadership styles. Captain Pruitt has a difficult time following doctor’s orders and winds up back at the station to take on administrative duties. Meanwhile, the rest of the team at Station 19 responds to an attic fire at JJ’s apartment building and a call to a pool house party.

star 7.70
817 votes
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Acceptable Loss

#13 - Acceptable Loss

NCIS: New Orleans Season 4 - Episode 6

The murder of a petty officer leads Pride and his team to a mysterious woman who is targeting men with high security clearance. Also, Lasalle’s father, Beau, arrives in town to discuss the family business.

star 7.68
955 votes
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#14 - X

NCIS: New Orleans Season 5 - Episode 13

NCIS investigates the disappearance of a Navy entomologist after a deadly shooting at a research lab. Nero, with Naval Intelligence, joins the investigation when the team discovers a rare and deadly virus was also stolen.

star 7.67
457 votes
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#15 - Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom

NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 - Episode 7

Following a natural gas explosion at a movie theater, the NCIS team discovers the gas company has been hacked and more explosions could be triggered.

star 7.61
299 votes
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Snowflakes in Hell

#16 - Snowflakes in Hell

Dynasty (2017) Season 2 - Episode 4

After an earth-shattering reveal, the Carringtons scramble to keep the family together on an expedition abroad, with Fallon playing the unlikely role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, back home, Culhane is coerced into a dangerous endeavor.

star 7.61
155 votes
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#17 - Jackpot

NCIS: New Orleans Season 5 - Episode 20

When Elvis Bertrand’s “daughter” is linked to an NCIS murder case, he asks Pride to prove her innocence.

star 7.60
443 votes
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Sweeping with the Enemy

#18 - Sweeping with the Enemy

Devious Maids Season 4 - Episode 4

Marisol deals with a new roommate. Daniela and Carmen’s relationship takes a turn when an unexpected visitor arrives. Zoila gets setup on a blind date, as Genevieve also makes a new friend. Rosie’s suspicions of foul play grow stronger.

star 7.57
742 votes
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Alex Russo Matchmaker

#19 - Alex Russo Matchmaker

Wizards of Waverly Place Season 3 - Episode 20

Alex sets up Harper on a date with Justin's best friend Zeke, but the relationship doesn't go as she planned. Meanwhile, Justin prepares a project for a science fair.

star 7.55
105 votes
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War and Grease

#20 - War and Grease

Devious Maids Season 4 - Episode 3

Genevieve’s war on Marisol is taken to new heights. Carmen attempts to be “friends” with Daniela, but struggles when Danni’s behavior spirals out of control. Zoila’s friendship with Frances continues to build. Adrian cuts off Evelyn’s funding, throwing a wrench into her plans to divorce him. Meanwhile, Rosie and Jesse have a new visitor to deal with.

star 7.55
718 votes
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Prelude to a Diss

#21 - Prelude to a Diss

Famous in Love Season 1 - Episode 4

Paige becomes aware of the realities and pressure that come with starring in a 200 million dollar film, as her first day on set is riddled with difficulties. Her on-set relationship with Rainer causes further complications with Jake, and she's forced to make a professional decision. Cassie's schooling is in jeopardy after struggling with tuition payments, and with no options available, she's forced to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Tangey and her mother argue over the future direction of her career, which threatens her mother's status as her manager.

star 7.51
195 votes
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Something to Talk About

#22 - Something to Talk About

Hart of Dixie Season 3 - Episode 9

When Zoe learns that Wade is interested in dating someone close to her, she tries everything she can do to put a stop to it. Lavon enlists George to help save BlueBell from merging with another town. To help keep the town in the dark about the planned merger, Zoe uses Joel and AnnaBeth to create a scandalous distraction to throw people off the trail. Meanwhile, Brick starts dating again, but finds himself in a tough predicament when someone from his past resurfaces.

star 7.51
948 votes
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Mr. Monk Is Someone Else

#23 - Mr. Monk Is Someone Else

Monk Season 8 - Episode 4

Monk assumes a dead hitman's identity in order to foil an assassination plot.

star 7.42
742 votes
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