The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Pressman
#1 - Turpitude
Picket Fences Season 2 - Episode 1
Mayor Pugen is caught between a Brock and a hard place when the Sheriff arrests him for murdering a disarmed carjacker, leaving him to rely on Wambaugh for his defense. Frightened at the level of violence creeping up on the Rome people, Jill buys a gun to protect her family.
#3 - The Lullaby League
Picket Fences Season 1 - Episode 22
Zach plays horn for an ailing blues legend but Jill is frustrated when the woman takes ill and fails to appreciate medicine's ability to keep her alive. Max delivers a criminal's baby and begins procedures to adopt it.
#4 - The Bus Stops Here (1)
Picket Fences Season 3 - Episode 3
As temporary co-mayor, Jill copes with racial tensions from a judge's decision to bus tough black students from Green Bay to Rome's schools.
#5 - The Apparition
Alpha House Season 2 - Episode 5
Gil John tries to right things after the Watts brothers "Swift Boat" his former player. Julie shocks Louis and Louise by announcing she's pregnant from an anonymous donor, while Adriana confronts Marta the housekeeper about Andy. Louis tries to debate Penn Jillette, but he's no match for what the magician has up his sleeves.
#6 - Missed Conception
Chicago Hope Season 3 - Episode 16
An old friend of Austin's asks for help in getting pregnant. A cancer patient needs marijuana for her well being. Shutt's friend returns from Italy without his wife.
#8 - One Hundred and One Damnations
Chicago Hope Season 5 - Episode 5
The hospital prepares for the Doctor of the Year party, and several old friends drop by. Watters goes into a virus-induced coma and gets some words of wisdom from Alan Birch. Camille Shutt returns for the party and Aaron discovers he still has feeling for her. Dr. Nyland returns to the hospital and reveals that he has really changed his life. Geiger also visits the hospital.
#9 - Remote Control
Picket Fences Season 2 - Episode 12
The debate over crime reaches a fever pitch Wambaugh blames violence in the media for his client's assault on Matthew. Rachel launches a war on crime and moves forward with new legislation to curb violence.
#11 - Y'Gotta Have Heart
Chicago Hope Season 6 - Episode 2
A heart becomes available for transplant, but there are two patients waiting and Drs. Geiger and Watters must choose which patient will receive the heart. Jeffrey tries to place Alicia into an exclusive kindergarten. Aaron tries to hold a welcoming party for the new doctors.
#16 - Number One with a Bullet
Kidnapped Season 1 - Episode 4
The kidnappers target Leopold's bodyguard Virgil once again as he prepares for surgery. Conrad is questioned by the police regarding something from his past. Ellie joins an annoymous group for parents of kidnapped children. Knapp looks into the bullet that was used to shoot Virgil.
#17 - Never Going Back to Normal
Chicago Med Season 5 - Episode 1
Will and Natalie battle for their lives after a car accident. An investigation is launched following the suspicious death of Cornelius Rhodes. Maggie receives life-changing news. Dr. Charles cuts his honeymoon short to tend to a patient.
#19 - Zero Tolerance
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 20 - Episode 3
After the rescue of a young girl from a sex trafficker, Benson and Stone must take drastic measures to reunite her with her mother. Meanwhile, Rollins decides to give her rocky relationship another chance.
#21 - Sanctuary (2)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 18 - Episode 21
In the conclusion of the season finale, the unexpected release of a suspect in a hate crime case leaves Benson and Barba caught between two families seeking justice for their loved ones. As public protests escalate to violence, Benson goes to desperate lengths to make an arrest.
#22 - Dreamers Often Lie
Star-Crossed Season 1 - Episode 5
When Gloria tells the Atrian Seven they are allowed to spend some time outside their sector, Roman sees it as an opportunity to further investigate his father’s mysterious past and makes a stunning discovery. Emery and Grayson go out on a date, but their night is ruined after Eric calls Grayson for help and ends up putting everyone in danger. Drake mistakes Taylor for an undercover Trag, and Lukas makes his move on Sophia. Meanwhile, Teri tries to take over Drake’s mission.
#28 - Maternal Instincts
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 17 - Episode 6
Rollins' mother Beth throws her a baby shower while the SVU reports to a four-star hotel where a famous violinist was raped by her colleague, Anton Krasnikov. With no memory of the crime, Anton claims a hired escort drugged and robbed him, and evidence leads to the shocking return of Rollins' fugitive sister Kim. Meanwhile, Sgt. Mike Dodds arrives for his first day at SVU.
#31 - We Are Everyone
Elementary Season 2 - Episode 3
When Holmes and Watson set out to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, their lives are disrupted when they are targeted by the group of cyber-activists protecting him. Meanwhile, Joan takes the advice of a friend and signs up for an online dating service.
#34 - Lesson Learned
Chicago Med Season 2 - Episode 18
Will is troubled with a moral decision when his former teacher, Dr. Bella Rowan, is faced with a life-threating disease. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bardovi get involved in a sensitive situation when Rhodes disagrees with the father of a young patient regarding a risky procedure. Dr. Charles and Sarah handle an unusual case with a pilot that causes Sarah to have memories of Jason Wheeler’s suicide. Maggie takes an aggressive approach to training a new nurse.
#35 - Fathers and Sons
Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 10
When two motorists driving gas-guzzling cars die at the hands of a sniper, Danny and Kate are put on the case of what the city believes is the work of a radical environmental serial killer. Meanwhile, a bicycle accident sends Danny’s son Sean to the hospital with a life-threatening injury.
#37 - My Maharishi is Bigger than Your Maharishi
Life on Mars (US) Season 1 - Episode 3
The murder of a returning Vietnam veteran has Lieutenant Hunt outraged, as he demands a quick resolution to what quickly becomes a complicated and controversial case. As Sam and the squad's team of detectives explore the circumstances surrounding the homicide, Tyler is sent down a mysterious path that may provide clues about his own family's past and why he is back in 1973
#38 - Chinatown
Blue Bloods Season 1 - Episode 8
After meeting with federal agents in a dark edge of Chinatown, Jamie witnesses a crime in progress and his suspect is killed while in pursuit. Now, Danny must solve the case in order for Jamie to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation.
#40 - Thanksgiving
Picket Fences Season 1 - Episode 9
Jill's father arrives for Thanksgiving with a young love in tow. Wambaugh has his wife Myriam arrested after he catches her in bed with Harold Lundstrom. It all adds up to a typically riotous and far from peaceful holiday in the Brock house.
#41 - Pilot
Chicago Hope Season 1 - Episode 1
Camille serves Aaron with divorce papers; Phillip benches Arthur from further surgery when Arthur's resting tremor begins to endanger patients; Aaron removes a brain tumor from an elderly patient; Jeffrey and Aaron separate conjoined twins.
#42 - Mother's Day
Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 22
Frank must race to stop a biological weapon attack on New York City, while keeping it a secret from his family during their most sentimental holiday, Mother’s Day. Meanwhile, a long-standing conflict between Danny and Jamie comes to a head.
#46 - Ghosts in the Attic
Chicago Med Season 4 - Episode 13
Halstead hides the theft of his gun from a suspicious Manning. Tensions are still high between Connor and Bekker, who take a risk operating on an HIV-positive patient. Hank breaks down when he sees a patient from his past.
#49 - Mr. Success
Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 3
Marius' exacting parole officer insists that he come into the city for a mandatory appointment. To get there on time, Marius must fend off Pete's curious cousins Julia, Taylor, and Carly, an increasingly suspicious Audrey, and a terrifying ambush. Meanwhile, Eddie becomes desperate in captivity, Vince's lieutenant Winslow hunts for Marius, and a reluctant Katie helps Marius cover his tracks.
#51 - Mercy
Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 1
Frank is put on the spot when a supporter for the mayor is found dead and the mayor wants Frank to position it as a random act of violence to the public. Meanwhile, Jamie goes on his first undercover assignment at a bar where meets and bonds with a suspicious patron.
#54 - Choice of Evils
Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 15
After the body of a teenage boy is found dead in a warehouse, detectives use DNA to connect the boy to a convicted rapist and serial killer, then to the boy's mother, Allison Ashburn, the convict's ex-wife. While trying to solve Danny's murder, Fontana and Green learn that he recently got his girlfriend Tina pregnant, and his mother had seen him recently when she had given him money despite having claimed she hadn't seen him for months. Allison finally admits that she murdered her son after the police arrest her new husband John, but claims she did it to save the world from her son, whom she was convinced would become a monster just like her father. Borgia and McCoy face an uphill battle trying to convict the perfect soccer mom.
#55 - How the Sausage Is Made
Elementary Season 5 - Episode 8
Joan worries Sherlock’s sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Sherlock and Joan discover a man’s death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry.
#57 - Pilot
The Guardian Season 1 - Episode 1
Nick Fallin, a high-powered, high-priced attorney living the good life is brought down to earth when he has to pay the price for his indulgent lifestyle. Busted for drugs, he must now perform 1,500 hours of community service and so Nick juggles his white-collar world of litigation with the not-for-profit world of child advocacy working with Children's Legal Services. Under the supervision of Alvin Masterson, Nick is thrust into the life of Hunter Reed, a young boy who has witnessed the murder of his mother by his father's hand. Back at Fallin & Associates, owned by Nick's father, Burton Fallin, he is dealing with company presidents who are looking to bring their business to Pittsburgh and spoiled dot com kids who want to get rich quick.
#58 - Love Hurts
NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 - Episode 8
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Petty Officer found in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring and proposal plan in hand. However, the case takes a mysterious turn when the team is unable to locate his supposed long-term girlfriend.
#59 - Devil in Disguise
Chicago Med Season 3 - Episode 15
Dr. Charles and Dr. Reese search for answers when a mother brings in her daughter claiming she is possessed. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker are tasked with finding a way to save a pair of conjoined twins. Dr. Halstead struggles to get Dr. Manning’s attention. Maggie measures her options in the wake of her recent actions.
#60 - All My Exes Live in Essex
Elementary Season 4 - Episode 4
When Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a fertility lab technician, they discover the woman had a secret personal life that leads them to multiple suspects. Also, the tables are turned on Watson when she’s investigated by an NYPD detective.
#61 - Acid
Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 10
After the daughter of one of Van Buren's college friends is found dead in her room, a suicide, Van Buren joins Green and Fontana in hunting down the man who burned her face with acid months earlier, ultimately leading to her suicide. Van Buren is unsucces
#63 - Reasonable Doubts
The Practice Season 2 - Episode 1
Bobby's judgment is called into question by the firm's other members when he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful, icy client who shot to death a male neighbor she claims was attempting to rape her. The prosecution says it was murder.
#64 - Domestic Disturbance
Blue Bloods Season 3 - Episode 2
A woman recants a domestic-abuse claim, but Danny and Jackie continue to investigate the situation. Soon they uncover the woman’s secret affair with a powerful politician who’s friends with Frank. Meanwhile, Linda returns to the workforce, causing chaos at home.
#65 - Gov Love
Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 7
The investigation into the death of a governor's wife uncovers a web of infidelity, greed, and corruption which forces McCoy to counter a defense based on a ground-breaking interpretation of spousal privilege.
#68 - I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me
Grey's Anatomy Season 6 - Episode 3
Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work. Meanwhile, nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital in the wake of an announcement from the Chief, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts, including Cristina, who attempts to work alongside Arizona in pediatrics. And Bailey and Alex's patient's already complex case is further complicated by her schizophrenic son.
#70 - Release
Law & Order Season 17 - Episode 8
After Hudson Moore is found bludgeoned in the back of the Babes Being Bad bus, suspicion initially truns to the company's creator, Chris Drake, until video footage leads detectives to a young woman who was with Moore the night that he died. After concentrating their investigation on the young woman, the reasons behind Moore's murder soon become apparent, and McCoy and Rubirosa struggle to prosecute a man who, while not directly responsible for the murder, may have been responsible for the incidents that led up to it.
#71 - The Good Lawyer
Boston Legal Season 3 - Episode 16
When Alan tries two separate cases, one includes the defense of a therapist who was fired for his belief in UFO's. In the meantime Clarence is obscured by Claire's dinner invitation; and Bethany attempts to bring out Denny's spirituality.
#72 - Charity Case
Law & Order Season 17 - Episode 12
Green and Cassady investigate after Sean Archer, a producer who had recently adopted a child from Africa with his wife, well-known actress Sofia, is gunned down outside an ice cream shop while holding baby Christopher. The shooting is soon linked to the recent adoption of Christopher, which had received international scrutiny because it appeared to have been pushed through based on the couple's celebrity status. McCoy and Rubirosa initially investigate the murder of Sean Archer, which soon turns into an investigation of a child's death when the identity of baby Christopher comes under question.
#73 - Here Comes the Flood
Grey's Anatomy Season 5 - Episode 3
When the plumbing springs a leak, chaos breaks out at Seattle Grace as the Chief tries to put in place new teaching methods. Meanwhile, George takes his residency exam; and Derek attempts to get Meredith's roommates to move out, much to their surprise.
#74 - Reunion
The Guardian Season 1 - Episode 2
Nick brings a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company, Bendaprine, on behalf of Hunter Reed and his mother's estate for 10 million dollars. But, when Alvin Masterson gets wind of it he insists that Nick drop the case, being that it is a conflict of interest. Nick is quick to point out that Alvin took him off of Hunter's case and therefore he is acting within his rights as a lawyer for Fallin & Assoc. Meanwhile, James gets handed a case involving a 12-year-old boy who has been living with his older brother after their mother has been arrested for drugs. Marcus, Andre's older brother, is arrested for selling crack and James tries desperately to find a relative for the boy to act as guardian so the youth won't end up in juvenile detention like his brother. But, Andre doesn't want to be separated from Marcus and even when James succeeds in finding a relative, Andre makes it very clear he will stay with Marcus at all costs - even if he needs to get himself arrested to make it happen.
#76 - Machetes Up Top
Weeds Season 5 - Episode 2
Nancy pays a secret visit to Guillermo in prison; Celia puts her time in the rebel camp to good use by organizing their supplies; Shane decides to visit Nancy's estranged sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh); Silas and Doug second-guess their choice of a pot-growing plot.
#77 - Chapter Ten
Boston Public Season 1 - Episode 10
Sheryl Holt breaks the news about Milton and Lisa's secret affair on her Web site. Suspicious, Harper confronts Buttle about his sexual involvement, but Milton disavows any wrongdoing, claiming that he and Lisa have started a ""Shakespeare Club."" Concerned about his friend, Riley decides to keep quiet for now, but begs Buttle to stop seeing his new ""girlfriend."" However, Riley has his hands full with another explosive situation - an anonymous bully has severely beaten three male students. When he discovers that the bully is actually an extremely overweight girl who was only defending herself from relentless verbal abuse, he enlists her for the wrestling squad. After enduring further derision, she defeats her opponent at her first match and earns the respect of her teammates and family. Meanwhile, Marylin suspects that a girl in her class is a victim of incest when the student writes a ""fictional"" essay about her father molesting her. Although her pupil denies it, Marylin alerts Big Boy
#78 - The Song of Rome
Picket Fences Season 3 - Episode 22
Judge Bone struggles to be objective with a youth who shot Father Barrett during confession.
#80 - Final Judgement
Picket Fences Season 3 - Episode 19
While Jill awaits sentencing, her lawyers ask Bone to put the euthanasia law on trial. Kenny and Carter investigate an attack on swans.
#81 - A Change of Season
Picket Fences Season 4 - Episode 1
Following Carter's narrow escape from a house fire, Jill fears he tried to commit suicide. Kimberly makes a career decision: she's not going to be a lawyer after all, she's going to be a doctor. Jill is both shocked and a little delighted.
#82 - Baby Boom
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Season 1 - Episode 5
Kibre and Gaffney must prosecute a nanny accused of killing the baby she was caring for by causing shaken baby syndrome. The only problem is they receive a judge who favors the defense since he was a former legal aid attorney.