The Best Episodes Directed by Michael J. Kane
#1 - Too Rich and Too Thin
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 2 - Episode 13
After investigating the suicide of a comic, Hardcastle relizes that it wasn't really suicide after he and McCormick prevent the attempted kidnapping of the comic's wife.
#2 - Poker Night
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 3 - Episode 19
When Mark gets a date with a woman named Debbie Pledger, Hardcastle has to find a new player for poker night. To the judge's regret, Judge Mattie Groves, Lieutenant Frank Harper, and bailiff Charlie Masaryk, the other poker players, arrange to have Assistant District Attorney Freddie "Bummer" Bumgarner, a man Hardcastle despises, join them for the game. Meanwhile, a nearby liquor store is robbed. Needing a place to hide, robbers Tommy Kitchens, Crazy Horse and Joey Britton flee to Hardcastle's estate. Entering the judge's house, the robbers quickly take the poker players hostage. The situation worsens when they discover Frank is a cop and shoot him. Arriving at the main house to get some wine, Mark learns about the hostage situation. With some help from Frank, who was left in one of the bedrooms, Mark prepares a trap for the robbers. Thanks to an uncharacteristic heroic act on Freddie's part, Mark is able to successfully implement his plan and capture Tommy and his men.
#3 - Expert in Murder
Quincy, M.E. Season 7 - Episode 20
Quincy is going to be testifying in the appeal of a big mob boss, Victor Ramsay, and his evidence is vital to him staying in prison. Ramsay and his people have other ideas though and have a plan to guarantee his release. They kill the only witness and then set about making sure that Quincy is discredited. Once this is done Quincy and the D.A. have three weeks to come up with more evidence or Victor Ramsay will be released.