The Best Episodes Directed by Mel Damski
#1 - Lt. Hobson, USN
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 4
To stop an explosion, Gary poses as a Navy Lieutenant, but before he can get off the base, he attracts the attention of an admiral who wants Gary to take his daughter to a dance. However, things don't go as planned and Gary ends up imprisoned in a Naval Jail. Worse yet, Gary receives the paper while in jail and learns that McGinty's is going to blow up.
#2 - Goodbye Sadie
Ed Season 2 - Episode 8
Ed represents a teacher who admits to refusing to cast a talented African American in a play--as Abraham Lincoln; Warren gets an image makeover; Molly resists her boyfriend's efforts to get her a new car.
#3 - Big Coal
The Guardian Season 3 - Episode 2
Nick tries to help a young lady who has cancer but get can't the insurance company to help her out, this puts Nick in a bind. Nick asks Lulu to help him get the insurance company to pay for her medical care. Nick tells his client's dad he needs to look somewhere else for the money.
#5 - To Drag and Hold
Women's Murder Club Season 1 - Episode 9
The Club delve into San Francisco's drag queen community while investigating a murder. Meanwhile, Tom and Heather tie the knot, and Luke finally discovers the truth about Jill and Hanson's affair.
#6 - Home
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 1
Gary's hotel room burns in an electrical fire. While wondering where he is going to live, Gary also finds out that a greedy businessman wants to purchase McGinty's and an orphanage in order to demolish them and build a parking lot. Gary and Chuck must save McGinty's and the orphanage, and Gary must find a new place to live.
#7 - Psychic
Early Edition Season 1 - Episode 18
Gary is unable to stop a child from being kidnapped and looks for help in Claire (a psychic who pursued him about opening a fortune telling business with her after he saved her from dying). She ""felt"" there was something wrong with the child, but Gary thought it was just a part of her act.
#8 - Do Unto Others
The Practice Season 3 - Episode 22
Eugene defends a rabbi accused of rape. The rabbi admits a pre-existing relationship with the woman and claims that when she tried to break off the relationship it was merely a means to arouse him. Eugene struggles with ethical questions when it's made known the rabbi had previously been accused of rape.
#9 - Yang 3 in 2D
Psych Season 5 - Episode 16
The Yin/Yang trilogy comes to a thrilling close as Shawn and Gus race to save a woman kidnapped by Yin. Only this time, they are forced to use Yang's knowledge of Yin to solve the case by allowing her to accompany them on the investigation.
#10 - Black Widows
The Practice Season 4 - Episode 17
Bobby defends the so-called 'Black Widow'; a woman who's accused of murdering her recently deceased husband and whose two previous spouses also died mysteriously. Helen lies to a 15-year-old girl who killed her unborn child, coercing her into giving a statement.
#13 - Show Me the Monet
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 19
Gary learns that a British person who assisted him with a mission is actually a forger with many enemies.
#14 - Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central
Psych Season 3 - Episode 13
Shawn and Gus go undercover at a professional football training camp when the foot of the team's missing kicker is discovered.
#17 - Colin the Second
Everwood Season 1 - Episode 14
Although conflicted by his feelings for Amy, Ephram finds himself serving as confidante and friend to Amy's boyfriend, Colin, who continues to feel like a fish-out-of-water as he attempts to reclaim his life before the accident. Meanwhile, Andy hopes to convince Ephram to resume the piano lessons he abandoned after his mother's death; Nina's absentee husband (guest star Dylan Walsh) comes home for a visit, which proves to be far from happily ever after; and in a bittersweet turn of events, Amy and Colin are nominated for Homecoming King and Queen.
#18 - Crumb Again
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 19
Crumb is about to publish a manuscript about police corruption in Chicago, when he becomes the target of someone who doesn't want the book to come out. Gary and Crumb then narrowly escape a drive-by shooting, and Federal Agent Brigatti, who recently transferred to the Chicago detective squad, takes on the case and attempts to track down Crumb's potential killer.
#21 - The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap Man, Issue #2
Psych Season 6 - Episode 4
Shawn and Gus investigate the whereabouts of a mysterious, masked vigilante named The Mantis, who is trying to take down a local drug syndicate called The Caminos. The SBPD is also trying to take down The Camino syndicate, however The Mantis always seems to be one step ahead of everyone's game.
#22 - Thrill Seekers and Hell-Raisers
Psych Season 4 - Episode 11
When Shawn and Gus join Gus’ new girlfriend on a rafting trip, a member of the group goes overboard, but Shawn quickly realizes it was no accident.
#23 - Disco Didn't Die. It Was Murdered!
Psych Season 3 - Episode 5
Eugene Franks, arrested by Henry in 1978 for plotting to bomb the SBPD, is released after his conviction is quashed by the D.A. When Shawn is instructed to solve the case, his father insists on helping him; however, the case is not as clear cut as he once thought.
#25 - Someone's Got a Woody
Psych Season 8 - Episode 4
A man enters the morgue and tells Woody that he was framed for the murder of the person lying dead on the slab. When Woody won’t let him take the body, the man pulls a gun on him and holds Woody hostage in order to get what he wants. Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet try to resolve the situation calmly and carefully, but Interim Chief Trout has a plan of his own.
#26 - You Can't Handle This Episode
Psych Season 4 - Episode 10
Abigail is disappointed when Shawn accepts a case at the Army base instead of going on a date with her, but he and Gus are intrigued by a death they believe shouldn't have been ruled a suicide and the thought of working with Juliet's brother.
#28 - Forget Me Not
Psych Season 1 - Episode 9
Henry's old captain believes he's solved a murder, but his Alzheimer's has caused him to forget the most important details: the crime, and who committed it. Henry calls in Shawn and Gus who find themselves investigating a murder that happened decades ago and only the faulty memory of the retired officer gives them any hope of closing the case.
#29 - A Witch's Tail: Part 2
Charmed Season 5 - Episode 2
Piper, Paige and Leo struggle to convince Phoebe, now a mermaid, to come back to her life as a Charmed One, when she decides to "swim" away from her problems with Cole. Meanwhile, Piper casts a spell to stop her panic attacks but instead of facing her fear, she suppresses it, endangering herself and her baby, when a sea Demon comes after her mermaid sister, Phoebe. In order to help Phoebe, Paige takes drastic measures and enlists the aid of Cole, and his newfound demonic powers.
#30 - Shawn and Gus in Drag (Racing)
Psych Season 5 - Episode 5
When a member of a gang of car thieves turns up dead, Shawn and Gus must infiltrate a drag racing ring to find the killer. Shawn soon finds himself enjoying the fast lane too much, which not only endangers the investigation but also their lives.
#32 - Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion
Psych Season 2 - Episode 15
It's Gus' birthday, so Shawn takes him to the launch party for Ciao clothing's new fall line. While Gus tries to make a move on his favorite model, one of the owners of Ciao is suddenly electrocuted via the stage's microphone. Shawn is certain that his death was no accident, so Shawn and Gus move in to the loft where the Ciao models live.
#34 - High Noon-ish
Psych Season 4 - Episode 3
Lassiter reluctantly asks Shawn and Gus for help when his surrogate father, sheriff of Sonora, thinks a ghost is wreaking havoc in his town. And even though this Wild West re-creation town is bigger on show than facts, it turns out a real crime is being planned and the murder of the Sheriff's business rival is only the beginning.
#35 - Dis-Lodged
Psych Season 2 - Episode 14
Henry bails on his weekend outing with Shawn, stating that he's too ill to leave the house. Shawn is nowhere near upset until he and Gus catch Henry driving by, clearly not sick at all. Naturally, they follow him and discover he used to be a member of the Monarch Lodge, a clandestine society. They barge inside looking for an explanation and are surprised to find one of the Lodge members lying dead before them. Shawn suspects murder, and in order to conduct an inside investigation, he becomes a member of the society.
#36 - Questionable Characters
Boston Legal Season 1 - Episode 7
Lori helps her former informant who was shot while robbing a convenience store and who does not want the bullet removed because it could incriminate him. Things become more complex for Lori when she learns that the bullet is jeopardizing his life. Meanwhile, Alan tries to help his client who is accused of being a slumlord and is forced to do despicable acts from an infuriating judge. Denny gets arrested for solicitation.
#37 - Charmed Again: Part 2
Charmed Season 4 - Episode 2
Mourning the death of Prue, Piper and Phoebe must now come to grips with the loss of their oldest sister, and the loss of the Power of Three. However, The Source discovers an unknown sister - the daughter of Patty and her whitelighter Sam, who had been kept hidden, Paige, the now-youngest Halliwell can restore the Power of Three and reunite the sisters' strength as witches.
#40 - Weathergirl
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 9
With Gary as her guide, Rebecca becomes renowned for her accurate forecasts, until the paper shows up at his doorstep one morning without a trace of the next day's weather. Searching for a way to save his budding relationship, Gary reads a story in the paper about a group of construction workers who are killed when a gale force wind knocks over a Christmas tree they're trying to put up. Racing to the television studio, Gary attempts to get Rebecca to warn the workers about the potential disaster. Meanwhile, Gary's old friend Uncle Phil (guest star Fyvush Finkel, reprising the role) winds up in a series of jobs and disasters that Gary must prevent.
#43 - Revenge
Scorpion Season 1 - Episode 11
When Sylvester accidentally triggers an explosive device during an investigation, Team Scorpion must focus on finding who's responsible even while their friend's life hangs in the balance.
#46 - Downsized
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 5
Gary and Chuck must stop an old friend of theirs from their former job from having a fatal plastic surgery to impress his girlfriend and enhance his career.
#47 - Young Hearts Spark Fire
Scorpion Season 1 - Episode 19
While on a mission to save lost hikers, Team Scorpion’s helicopter crashes, igniting a massive wildfire that quickly closes in on them. Also, Sylvester must help their injured pilot who is unable to make it to safer ground.
#48 - Chapter Thirty-Five
Boston Public Season 2 - Episode 13
A student's illness rattles Senate, who's haunted by feelings of futility; a teen's eating disorder upsets Lauren, who's also unnerved by an web site advocating anorexia.
#50 - The Tick vs. Justice
The Tick (2001) Season 1 - Episode 7
When Batmanuel backs into the car of villain Destroyo, he, The Tick and Arthur discover a treasure throve of weapons in his trunk. The three go to court to testify against Destroyo, and The Tick winds up in jail for contempt of court. Meanwhile, Captain Liberty is asked to guard the villain while he is in custody, and he ends up chipping away at her confidence, a la Hannibal Lector to Clarice in Silence of the Lambs.
#51 - Gone
Boston Legal Season 2 - Episode 9
When the FBI's hands are tied with red tape, Brad helps Denise go undercover as a rogue agent in order to find a missing boy who is close to her heart. But when legal and ethical roadblocks appear, they must make some difficult decisions. Meanwhile, Denny's nonchalance regarding the use of firearms becomes a real concern for the other senior partners when he shoots a homeless man in the head with a paintball gun.
#53 - Womb Raider
Charmed Season 4 - Episode 21
The Seer plans to steal Phoebe's unborn baby so she can raise the child to become the next Source and prevent the throne from passing on to another demon. Meanwhile, the baby begins to take over control of Phoebe's body, which proves dangerous to Paige.
#55 - Rumspringa
Judging Amy Season 5 - Episode 9
Maxine confronts the D.C.F. commissioner over his budget cuts when she discovers that young girls in the foster care system are being moved from group homes into a locked psychiatric facility to save money that is evidently being redirected towards decoratating the commissioner's office; when Todd is about to be fired for bucking hospital protocol in an effort to save a young boy's hand, Kyle stands up for him despite their ongoing conflicts; after an Amish teenager becomes pregnant during rumspringa and decides to return to her community with her daughter, the child's father countersues for sole custody, and Amy must make the incredibly difficult choice between having the mother be shunned by her family and the father never seeing his child again; fearing that Maxine is spinning so out of control that his job is in jeopardy, Sean cuts back her hours and strongly urges her to see a therapist; concerned about the effect that peer pressure at her public school is having on Lauren, Amy go
#56 - Ties that Bind
The Practice Season 2 - Episode 18
Lindsay and Ellenor defend a pornographic star accused of killing her co-star. Complications arise in the Moreno case when it appears Rebecca's ID of the suspect may have been tainted. Lindsay's fondness for having her elbows sucked works against Bobby when he sucks on Helen's elbows.
#59 - Lost and Found
Ally McBeal Season 5 - Episode 6
John makes a surprise return and is shocked after hearing from Raymond that Richard threw a party in his "hole". After confronting Richard, John gives the office a speech, in which he reveals the reason why and where he left to. Raymond gets Glenn and Ally to double date with him and Jenny. It's Jenny's birthday, and everyone forgets it. Glenn is the only one who didn't get her a present, so he sings a very romantic Elvis song at the bar for her. He asks her back, and she accepts. Ally wonders if she should hook up with John, but the ghost of Larry is still present in her thoughts. Meanwhile, Ling poses nude to boost her TV character; Corretta and Richard find themselves involved in a police investigation on a woman who used to marry rich old men for the money
#61 - They Eat Horses, Don't They?
Ally McBeal Season 2 - Episode 2
Ally is feeling increasingly antipathetic towards Nelle Porter. She thinks Nelle brings out the darker side of the firm. Nelle represents a First Amendment case about a popular radio talk show host, ala Howard Stern, who is accused of inciting a hostile work atmosphere through his vulgar discourse. Nelle triumphs by implying that the talk show host has certain sexual dysfunctions, then promptly drops the case as a legal tactic. Ally becomes disgusted. Cage takes on the case of a restaurant owner being sued by a man claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress for serving horse meat to patrons. During the course of the case, Cage finds it increasingly difficult to do his job due to a preponderance of empathy for the horse in question.
#62 - Without a Net
Ally McBeal Season 4 - Episode 4
Ally runs into Kimmie Bishop, an old friend of hers from college. Ally makes fun of her in front of her fellow puritan friends, and Kimmie is so outraged she decides to sue Ally for defamation. Instead of having someone from the office to defend her, Ally hires therapist/lawyer Larry Paul. When Renee tells her he's married, Ally freaks. At the bar, while trying to decide if she would date a father or a son, she sees Larry with Nelle. Turns out he's divorced, and so Larry dumps Nelle to go out with Ally. Meanwhile, Mark is having a hard time at the office because nobody approves his relationship with Cindy, so he breaks up with her.
#64 - The Dark
The Guardian Season 2 - Episode 9
Nick has to represent Levi who may not be allowed in school for not telling who beat him up.
#65 - Witness
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 1 - Episode 14
Lois' life is in danger when she witnesses the murderer of a scientist who was claiming to know the secret to increased male potency. Now, Clark and Perry need to protect her from the murderer Mr. Make-up and from the scientist's affair from the past : Barbara Trevino.
#66 - Show Ghouls
Charmed Season 7 - Episode 15
When Daryll's friend is possessed by the spirit of an innocent killed in a fire in 1899, Phoebe and Drake transport themselves back in time to the caberet where it happened. However things go from bad to worse, when they find they cannot travel back to their own time. Meanwhile, Piper convinces Leo they need to take a family vacation.
#69 - Like A Virgin
Las Vegas Season 3 - Episode 18
Mary is planning an expensive wedding for one of Sam's biggest clients. Mike and Danny investigate card counters.
#70 - Soul Survivor
Charmed Season 6 - Episode 7
Paige is forced to make a deal with a demon, in order to recover her boss's soul. Meanwhile, Piper learns that Wyatt has been sabotaging her dates, Phoebe gets a new writing partner, and Chris and Leo accidentally travel back in time.
#71 - Charrrmed!
Charmed Season 7 - Episode 4
When Paige encounters Captain Black Jack Cutting, an 18th century pirate in search of the Fountain of Youth, the curse on his life becomes her problem. Meanwhile, Leslie manipulates a contest in order to spend time with Phoebe, Leo fights with the creature that caused him to kill an Elder, and a mysterious federal agent comes to town to investigate the Halliwells.
#72 - Payback's a Witch
Charmed Season 8 - Episode 12
With the intention of helping his parolee get a loan, Henry, along with Paige, go to a bank but instead the parolee decides to take everyone at the bank hostage. Meanwhile, Phoebe and Piper have their hands full when, during his third birthday party, Wyatt turns three of his toys into real people.
#73 - Being There
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 21
Cage prepares Ally for Renee's trial. Renee is fast becoming a basket-case because she's convinced Cage's untraditional tactics are going to cost her job. Georgia tells Billy that she took a home pregnancy test, and it came up positive. Ally is of course thrown by the news, but recovers just in time to reclaim Renee's defense. Ally forces Renee to confront her problem with sexual aggressiveness. Ally and Renee have a sleep over and for the first time, Ally appears to be the grown-up in their friendship.
#74 - Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun
Charmed Season 5 - Episode 19
When a demon attacks and kills one of the three nympths that protect a lake, the Charmed ones try to help. However, once the demon is destroyed, the nypmphs decide Paige should replace the fallen nymph, and they won't take no for an answer.
#75 - Spin City
Charmed Season 6 - Episode 18
When Piper is kidnapped and cocooned by the Spider Demon, and becomes Chris infected with the Demon's venom, causing him to mutate into a spider, Paige, Phoebe and Leo try to rescue them. Meanwhile, Leo finally learns why Chris resents him.
#76 - Angels and Blimps
Ally McBeal Season 2 - Episode 13
The lawyers are shocked to discover Ling has been keeping a secret. Ally visits Dr. Butters at the hospital one day and sees he's treating a terminally ill little boy. The little boy, Eric Stall, sees Ally in the doorway and finds out that she is a lawyer. He asks if he can retain her services because he wants to sue God. Ally tries to tell him it's not possible, but Ling, who was at the hospital at the same time, overhears and tells the boy not to listen to Ally.
#77 - The Plague Sower
American Gothic Season 1 - Episode 15
A sudden, mysterious bleeding illness quickly spreads through Trinity, causing death and devastation, as well as the arrival of a new doctor, Dr. Peele. As the townspeople fall victim to the plague, Matt suffers a breakdown and Lucas turns to Dr. Peele for help.
#78 - Body Language
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 14
Ally and Renee are bridesmaids at a friend's wedding. They both bristle at the absurdity of the rituals performed, and swear to never do it. Richard asks Ally to flirt with a wealthy new client. To Ally's chagrin, Cage offers no protest on her behalf, admitting he's undergoing smile therapy which has renewed his appreciation for behavioral reinforcement. Ally and Georgia try a case about overturning a prison warden's decision to refuse marriage for a life-term inmate.
#79 - Drawing the Lines
Ally McBeal Season 1 - Episode 8
Billy and Georgia are faced with a crisis of confidence in their marriage. Elaine threatens to sue the firm for sexual harassment if Fish and Cage don't meet her demands for improved working conditions. Ally, Georgia, and Cage take on a lucrative divorce case. Fish uses some tactics, which causes a debate between the two parties as to which side is the most amoral.
#80 - Out of Gas
M*A*S*H Season 7 - Episode 12
Heavy casualties are arriving, creating severe problems for the M*A*S*H unit because they are nearly out of Pentothal. Mulcahy takes up a collection from everyone - including a case of wine from Charles' private supply - and he and Charles take the jeep to make a trade with the black marketers for Pentothal.
#81 - Wheel of Justice
Ed Season 2 - Episode 16
Ed winds up behind bars and in over his head after his favorite judge displays some outlandish courtroom behavior; Phil runs a boot camp for clowns to find the perfect one for a Stuckeybowl celebration; Mike becomes the object of derision after a marketer takes over the ads for his new private practice.
#82 - Sleeping Arrangements
Dawson's Creek Season 5 - Episode 12
Dawson and Jen realize that living together is not as much fun as they hoped to be. Between ruined toothbrushes and bathroom overcrowding, they're getting on each other's nerves. Jen faces a new challenge at work after she turns her regular show into an advice show. She mainly gives advice to other girls with problems, and makes statements on men that hurt Dawson's feelings. She comes home expecting a fight, but Dawson surprises her saying he won't fight or lie or cheat on her. Meanwhile, Melanie (Pacey's summer flame) shows up offering Pacey a job working with her uncle's new boat around the Greek Islands. After a lot of thinking, Pacey decides not to go, since he has developed a successful life in Boston working at the Civilization. Jack moves into the fraternity house and gets his own room, but has some problems staying there after he discovers he was supposed to be rooming with another guy who felt uncomfortable living with a gay guy. And Joey decides to give Elliott Sawyer another
#83 - Buried Pleasures
Ally McBeal Season 3 - Episode 2
The men in the office just call her, "The Yummy One..." Ling's curiosity is piqued when she dreams about kissing Ally. Under the pretense of becoming better friends, Ling and Ally go on a "date". Meanwhile, Cage overhears Nelle talking about her fantasy, which sends him back into the depths of sexual insecurity. It seems everyone in the office is pre-occupied with the topic of sex and Billy and Renee feel they are the only people actually working. Renee defends a woman who is accused of sexual harassment by her female co-workers. The co-workers claim that she has turned the office into a sexual arena and is suing. Billy represents the company, but finds that he and Renee do not see eye to eye on the case or on the issue of a woman's sexuality in general.
#84 - After Hours
Dawson's Creek Season 5 - Episode 21
Pacey's new boss proposes more professionalism in the workplace and promises to leave behind her attraction towards him, even offering Audrey her job back. Audrey suspects something is going on between them and refuses to return to Civilization. Later, Alex drops by at Pacey's and Audrey walks on them talking about their kiss. She storms out in anger, leaving the future of their relationship unknown while Pacey struggles with the growing attraction he feels for Alex. Meanwhile, Dawson runs into Amy Lloyd, the movie critic, and they end up in bed together. After sex, they talk about movies and she lends him her movie. Joey and Jack focus on studies, and while she has problems concentrating, he has to catch up an entire semester and even goes back to the fraternity house asking for help. Luckily, Eric (the same guy that caused Jack his expulsion) shows up at Grams with the needed notes.
#85 - Chapter Three
Boston Public Season 1 - Episode 3
Principal Harper's job is in jeopardy and an impending school board meeting has him on edge. Still, he can't help but get involved when Anthony Ward is found hanging upside down from the roof. It turns out the entire soccer team has ganged up on little Anthony since he thwarted their attempts to download answers for a test. Harper's decision to suspend the entire team, and thereby forfeit the soccer season, only adds fuel to Superintendent Marla Shinn's fire. Meanwhile, Harry Senate confesses to kissing Dana Poole and explains her blackmail scheme. Guber sends a shocked Dana to Bob ""Big Boy"" Lick for counseling but Harper does not suspend Senate. Coach Riley, on the other hand, is dealing with a football team who has marked one of their teammates as gay and will not shower with him. Plus, Lauren is left to defend herself when Superintendent Shinn questions the topic of cannibalism being taught in Lauren's classroom. At the school board meeting, things come to a head when all of the fa