The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Dinner
#1 - Independence Day
The Wonder Years Season 6 - Episode 22
After Kevin loses all his money and his car in a poker game, he decides he has to leave the resort - there's nothing to keep him there now. The next day he says goodbye to Winnie, punches Eric and storms out. Hitchhiking out of town, he runs into Winnie who has been fired from her job. They begin to argue and lose the ride they had flagged down. Later, sheltering in a barn they talk about how much has changed between them. Winnie thinks it's just inevitable - that everyone grows up. Kevin doesn't want to believe it and neither does Winnie, not really. They kiss, passionately. The next day they both return to Kevin's hometown for the last 4th of July he will ever spend there. Karen has returned home and she is pregnant...
#2 - Special Delivery
Kidnapped Season 1 - Episode 2
Something from Conrad's past may have a connection to Leopold's kidnapping. Conrad meets with his father to explore this. A package arrives which makes the Cain's wonder if Leopold was the only child targeted for kidnapping. Knapp heads to Brown University to find Aubrey.
#3 - Transplanted Affection
Chicago Hope Season 2 - Episode 12
Watters steps in and asks Geiger to take on Austin's transplant patient as she struggles with her ex husband for custody of their daughter. Sutton brings a brain-dead woman into the hospital to deliver her baby.
#5 - Hello Goodbye
Chicago Hope Season 2 - Episode 1
Dr. Nyland pulls a switch with Dr. Kronk in order to avoid a charity function, but they have to face the consequences over somecmisunderstandings. Misunderstanding fills Aaron's life when his father barges into the hospital with a patient who is also his fiancee. Geiger finally understands that he may be causing more ripples than he thought.
#6 - You Have Wings, Learn to Fly
The Get Down Season 1 - Episode 5
The Get Down Boys apply their skills in a dicey situation as Zeke hurries to make a meeting. Mylene's quest for a contract takes an unexpected turn.
#7 - Songs from the Cuckoo Birds
Chicago Hope Season 1 - Episode 22
Following Dr. Joseph's witnessing of Dr. Geiger's actions, the medical board suspends him until his case can be reviewed. However, there is some disagreement among the hospital's staff as to whether or not the suspension is in their best interests.
#8 - The Longest Day
Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 10
With all of the pieces in place, Marius sits down at Vince's poker table to make his final moves. Everything is going according to plan, until Vince becomes suspicious that he's seen this play before. When Audrey finds herself at the scene of a bloody crime, she must go against her instincts and trust her family to help her manage the situation. Julia embarks on a dangerous quest to save Lance.
#9 - Love and Hope
Chicago Hope Season 1 - Episode 11
The staff has its hands full when a man suffering from the after-effects of taking amyl nitrite suffers one complication after another, thereby necessitating multiple surgeries, and Alan takes one for the team right on the nose when he strains credulity in attempting to put the patient's situation in the best possible light; Geri and Jeffrey make peace; Camille contemplates having some plastic surgery after Aaron suffers from performance anxiety on their first post-reconciliation date; Jeffrey agrees to help Laurie put on the Institute's Christmas concert, but the preparations for the event begin to overwhelm her and put additional strain on her already fragile state; Danny and Maggie can't keep their hands off each other; Jeffrey confesses his despair about Laurie's condition and its effect on his life to Camille.
#12 - Internal Affairs
Chicago Hope Season 1 - Episode 19
Dr. Kronk makes a rushed decision to rescue a man by amputating his leg with a chainsaw, only to discover later that the man is a place kicker. A friend of Aaron's with Parkinson's disease comes to him for an operation...bringing his own donor material. A ex-nurse is admitted into the hospital and is given special treatment by Dr. Nyland, whom she used to date.
#15 - Alexander Kirk
The Blacklist Season 3 - Episode 22
The FBI task force's hunt for revenge nears its endgame. As Reddington and the team close in on the mysterious arch-criminal responsible for recent tragic events, they're forced to operate outside their comfort zone – and outside the law – in order to take down their enemy once and for all.
#16 - Manhigh
Masters of Sex Season 1 - Episode 12
Masters’ work on human sexuality culminates with a hospital-wide presentation of his and Johnson’s research findings. But when Masters attempts to push the envelope with the external footage of the female orgasm, the doctors’ response to the film is not what he had hoped. Meanwhile, Haas entertains a job offer at UCLA Hospital and considers what a move would mean for his relationship with Virginia. Scully pursues electroshock treatment with the hope of curing his homosexuality but Margaret has second thoughts about the risks involved.
#18 - Switch
Sneaky Pete Season 2 - Episode 10
Marius' plan implodes as it becomes clear he was wrong about the money's location, and must now face Luka's wrath. Julia, Valerie, Otto, and Sam square off with Colin and Ayawamat at the storage facility. Audrey discovers the danger of Luka and rushes to protect the family. Taylor settles accounts with Roby and Shannon. Maggie gives Carly new information about what happened to her parents.
#19 - Over the Rainbow
Chicago Hope Season 1 - Episode 2
Jeffrey runs afoul of the trustees when a grieving husband has second thoughts after allowing him to test an artificial heart on the body of the man's newly deceased wife; Alan comes to the rescue when a patient's HMO refuses to cover Aaron's operating on her very complicated and potentially fatal brain tumor; Jeffrey visits his wife Laurie, a straitjacketed patient in a mental hospital who apologizes for drowning their son Joey; Arthur's refusal to remove his wagging finger from Jeffrey's face during an argument leaves him with a bitten digit, and enables Jeffrey to diagnose the curable medical condition that's causing Arthur's resting tremor.
#20 - Growing Up
The Wonder Years Season 4 - Episode 1
The family attends Jack's company picnic. Kevin is not looking forward to seeing Mimi Detweiler, who used to have a crush on him. Wayne's new girlfriend Angela annoys everyone but Wayne. Kevin beans Jack with a baseball at the father-son baseball game. Karen leaves for college.
#21 - The Tree House
The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 15
When Kevin and his dad build a treehouse in the backyard, they discover they get a good view of an attractive neighbor planting her tomatoes. Meanwhile, Doug is in shock after having heard ""the talk"" from his dad.
#24 - Pilot
Early Edition Season 1 - Episode 1
After being kicked out of his house by his wife, Gary Hobson is forced to move into a hotel room. It was a regular Monday morning, except for a mysterious paper that was delivered by an even more mysterious yellow cat at his door. At first Gary didn't pay much attention to the paper, but after a while he realized that wasn't a regular paper, it was tomorrow's paper. The first thing Gary does is get himself fired at his stockbroking job by messing around with stocks without his boss's permission. Then he devotes his free time to earn some money on bets, and eventually gives it to Marissa, the receptionist at his old job, who's blind and needs a dog. After Gary's regular news trader suffers an accident, Gary realizes that he could have saved him. The paper came for a reason after all. And so Gary decides to stop a shooting at a bank, which causes a lot of confusion. But that doesn't keep the paper from coming every morning, at 6:30 am sharp.
#27 - Pap Struggles with the Death Angel
Mayans M.C. Season 3 - Episode 1
A border shutdown squeezes the Mayan’s heroin trade setting off an internal clash over the future of the club. EZ and Angel grapple with the fallout of family secrets recently come to light. The Galindos grow apart as Miguel loses himself in his grief and search for answers.
#29 - The Wall (1)
Early Edition Season 1 - Episode 14
Morris from Chicago Sun-Times finds a box in the name of Lucius Snow, giving Gary another lead to the origin of the paper. Meanwhile, Gary finds a headline that the President of the United States will be murdered in Chicago... by Gary Hobson.
#32 - Back to the Lake
The Wonder Years Season 5 - Episode 23
Summertime used to be fun, but now everyone's gotta work. Kevin has a job at a Chinese Restaurant with Paul, but one day - after finding a Christmas card he received from Cara, decides he will visit her at the lake. Paul has no choice but to tag along because Kevin is driving. Kevin feels like recapturing the wonderful time he had last summer, but things don't go as planned.
#34 - Goodbye
The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 20
When Kevin thinks the best he can do in math is a B, his teacher Mr. Collins sets him the task of getting an A and even offers him private lessons. When Mr. Collins suddenly pulls out of the lessons shortly before the exams, Kevin feels betrayed and fills his exam with nonsensical answers.
#35 - The Orneriness of Kings
Mayans M.C. Season 3 - Episode 2
Now a full patch member, an emboldened EZ proposes a plan that could change the course of the club. Adelita is freed from the grip of the U.S. government only to discover all is not as she left it with the L.O. Coco's demons lead him to a new low in his search to relieve the pain of his past.
#36 - Race to Space
Masters of Sex Season 1 - Episode 2
On the heels of Masters’ proposal that they participate in the sexual response study, Johnson considers the best course of action to keep her job – only to find she no longer has one. The study has been forced out of the hospital and Masters believes Johnson is to blame. As Johnson fights to save her job and struggles to care for her kids, Masters moves his study to a brothel. But Masters soon discovers that the chaos of the cathouse is unmanageable without Johnson’s help.
#37 - Pilot
Sons of Anarchy Season 1 - Episode 1
When a rival club cleans out and then destroys their illegal arms warehouse, SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original) executes their own sense of justice in retrieving their guns. Meanwhile, family issues take center stage with a medical emergency involving Jax Teller's newborn son.
#38 - The Choice
Early Edition Season 1 - Episode 2
Gary has to make a decision between saving a little girl from dying or stop a plane from crashing and making over 190 victims. Since Chicago is stuck in its biggest traffic jam ever, Gary can't get to the airport. When he is about to take the train, he sees the little girl and decides to save her. The doctors ignore her and Gary then has to open their eyes for her real condition. Will he also be able to stop the plane crash, or will he fail?
#39 - Asterion
Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 7
In the wake of Masters' discovery that Johnson has continued to have romantic relationships with other men, he becomes impotent without her knowledge and cuts off their sexual work together. He tries to keep his new clinic solvent over the course of three years by borrowing against his house, offering medical services to the hotel - and finally accepting money from his mother.
#42 - Homecoming
The Wonder Years Season 6 - Episode 1
While Kevin tries to take his relationship with Winnie another step, Wayne's friend Wart returns from Vietnam a changed man. Kevin decides to steal the opposing team's mascot at the homecoming football game, but the childish prank is overshadowed by a realization of how Wart has been affected by the war.
#43 - Safe
Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 2
As business flags, tensions rise between Pete's grandparents, Otto and Audrey. Marius proposes a risky play to help Julia manage a dangerous client, but when they encounter problems, the "cousins" must rely on Audrey's expertise. While evading a mysterious pursuer, Marius visits former partners Katie and Karolina in NYC and remembers how three years ago, he made a powerful enemy of Vince.
#44 - Thanks for the Memories
Grey's Anatomy Season 2 - Episode 9
It's Thanksgiving at Seattle Grace Hospital but the holiday's festivites are less than in order. Meredith and Derek try to counsel a family after their relative has had a seriously traumatic accident.
#46 - Darkness
Law & Order Season 18 - Episode 2
Lupo and Green's first offical case together is a kidnapping that happened during a citywide blackout; a housekeeper is slain and a mother and daughter are kidnapped. The evidence that links all the kidnappers is the father and husband of the kidnap victims. When they search the kidnappers' hideout, they find preparations which implies that the kidnappers knew that the blackout was coming. Cutter must convince the man to testify after he has lied about a search warrant to save the man's daughter, or else the kidnappers will all go free. Issues of a warrantless search arise. Courtroom scenes revolve around questions of Enron-like manipulation of energy.
#47 - Separate Rooms
The Wonder Years Season 4 - Episode 18
When Kevin and Wayne decide it's too cramped for two grown boys in their bedroom, they decide one of them should be allowed to move into Karen's room, now that she's away at college. The trouble is, who is going to be the one to go?
#50 - Scenes from a Wedding
The Wonder Years Season 6 - Episode 3
When the Arnolds attend the wedding of Jack's boss' daughter, one of the bridesmaids turns her attention to Kevin. He tries to get a bottle of champagne for them to consume together, but ends up drinking it while he waits for her. When she does arrive, Kevin vomits on her. Later, Wayne tells Kevin that he's had sex with the bride.
#51 - The Lake
The Wonder Years Season 5 - Episode 1
The Arnold and Pfeiffer family go on a joint family trip. Kevin meets a wild young girl who smokes! Kevin and Cara have a good time together, so much so that he ditches dinner with his family to see her one last time - expecting to never see her again.
#55 - Graduation
The Wonder Years Season 4 - Episode 22
As Kevin graduates from Junior High, he wants to believe nothing will change, but he learns that things can and do change when he discovers Paul is going to a private school in the coming year. Winnie is also anxious about the future. And Kevin has to drive Mrs. Heimer to the hospital when she goes into labor.
#56 - Centbom
Manhunt Season 2 - Episode 1
Security guard Richard Jewell saves hundreds of lives when he discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. But his heroic act quickly comes under the scrutiny of law enforcement as pressure mounts to catch the killer.
#57 - Watershed
Invasion Season 1 - Episode 3
Russell and Mariel suffer a tragedy but it is made worse when Mariel tries to help. Kira feels guilty over an accident. During the hurricane and after there has been a mysterious military presence and Larkin tries to learn more about it. Meanwhile, Dave investigates a lost piece of jewelry.
#58 - Summer
The Wonder Years Season 6 - Episode 21
It is summer and Kevin is working for his dad in the furniture factory. He is getting frustrated and wants to take off with Jeff and Chuck on a road-trip, but he can't. Winnie, what's more, is working away from town and Kevin wants to visit her - so he quits his job and leaves town. When he gets there though, he finds that he is not wanted and that Winnie has fallen for a lifeguard named Eric.
#59 - Moving
The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 23
When Jack begins to complain about dry rot in the house, Kevin begins to think that his father might consider moving. When it is revealed that the Arnolds are staying put and it is the Coopers who are moving out, Kevin buys Winnie a ring as ""insurance."" Kevin decides to attend Karen's graduation from high school rather than watch Winnie leave.
#60 - Great Satan
Law & Order Season 20 - Episode 3
The police investigate when an aspiring musician is found dead. A bag of cash leads them to multiple suspects.
#61 - Pilot
The Beast Season 1 - Episode 1
In the premiere episode of “The Beast,” the mischievous Barker hazes Dove as they go undercover on their first case to infiltrate a weapons smuggling ring. Barker brilliantly manipulates situations, constantly tests his new partner’s abilities and pushes him to delve deeper into the roles of the undercover characters he creates. Although Dove takes a liking to Barker, the new job takes its toll on him. The stress and danger of being an agent quickly makes him realize that he can no longer maintain normal relationships outside of work. Yet that’s not the worst of it. The rookie is confronted with a larger challenge: An FBI Internal Affairs team feels Barker may have gone rogue and they try to enlist Dove as a double-agent in the bureau's investigation of his mentor.
#62 - A Very Cutlip Christmas
The Wonder Years Season 4 - Episode 9
Kevin discovers a soft-spot inside Cutlip when he sees him playing Santa Clause at a local mall.
#63 - Bitsy Big-Boy Boomaroo
The Beast Season 1 - Episode 5
Barker and Ellis are tasked with keeping a top nuclear physicist alive and bringing her to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to testify on a case. Meanwhile, Rose pays Ellis a visit at his apartment.
#64 - The Father Thing
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Season 1 - Episode 7
Set in the kitchens and backyards of American suburbia, our young hero Jack must save the human race while coming to terms with the disillusionment of childhood as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous aliens.
#66 - Two Choices
The Beast Season 1 - Episode 2
Barker and Ellis are assigned to take down a major drug trafficking ring run by a man named Jimmy Casserly--who happens to be in the Chicago Police Department's (CPD) custody. Barker fears that if Casserly stays in CPD custody, his drug deal won't go through and they won't have enough evidence to lock him up for good. The partners come up with a risky scheme to bust Casserly out of CPD custody and all is going well until a major wrench is thrown in the gears--an ex cop with a personal vendetta is also chasing Casserly. Meanwhile, Ellis continues to burn the candle at both ends. He runs into Rose and she questions what he does for a living, and Ray from Internal Affairs tries to convince him that Barker is crooked by giving him a DVD with supposed evidence against his mentor.
#67 - Pilot
Bionic Woman Season 1 - Episode 1
Jaime Sommers is fatally injured in a car accident but saved when her boyfriend, Will Anthros, provides her with bionic implants. Now adjusting to greatly augmented speed, strength, and agility Jaime escapes the organization that provided the operation that saved her life, but is assaulted by Sarah Corvus, another recipient of bionic implants who has been attempting to kill Will. In a sub plot of the episode, Will's father Anthony Anthros escapes from prison.