The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Smith
#6 - Trophy Wine
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 10 - Episode 5
A wine importer's death on the heels of an exclusive wine tasting is investigated. The detectives focus on the workings of a high-end auction house, while the man's wife and a grifter couple also become suspects.
#15 - Front Man
White Collar Season 1 - Episode 13
Neal helps an old friend whose daughter has been kidnapped, without realizing that it's all a trap from an old enemy. Meanwhile, Neal makes Alex an offer. If she tells him where the music box is, he'll steal it and give it to her.
#17 - Fork in the Road
Suits Season 4 - Episode 13
Harvey and Louis take a drive to aid an out-of-town client to whom they both have deep ties; and Harvey uses the opportunity to force a confrontation between Louis and Mike about their trust issues. Meanwhile, in a flashback, we discover the root of Harvey and Louis’s competitive relationship in their early days at the firm. And Mike first learns the limitations of his genius when it comes to the law.
#18 - Admission of Guilt
Suits Season 6 - Episode 14
Louis and Tara get to know each other better. Meanwhile, Mike uses the legal clinic to go after Velocity Data Solutions. Harvey demands that Seidel schedule a hearing for Mike before the ethics board as soon as possible. When Mike has to bring Pearson Specter Litt into the case, Oliver gets to work with the firm’s new associates, but others are suspicious of Mike’s motives and Oliver urges him to come clean to Nate, their boss at the clinic, upon learning Mike has more riding on this than initially stated. Harvey learns that Seidel has more at stake in the Velocity lawsuit than he revealed and refuses to take his demands. While helping Mike, Harvey neglects to support Louis with the firm’s clients, so Louis brings in Rachel and Katrina; they lose a big client because of Harvey's absence, but Rachel and Katrina become friends. Donna keeps experimenting with Benjamin’s project, but has trouble explaining empathy to him.
#19 - Compensation
Suits Season 5 - Episode 2
Harvey searches for a replacement for Donna. Mike takes a case as a favor, which he must justify to Jessica - while Rachel's father, Robert Zane, offers some unsolicited advice about Rachel's engagement to Mike. And Louis is embroiled in surprising money matters, while an up-and-coming partner, Jack, makes his presence known to Jessica, confronting her about whether Harvey's way of doing business is beneficial to the firm.
#20 - Playing God
NYC 22 Season 1 - Episode 9
Jackpot and White House are first on the scene after a car crash leaves a pregnant woman and her husband trapped. Meanwhile, a plum assignment with a veteran detective isn't what it seems for Kenny and Ahmad, and Lazarus and Tonya guard a raided PCP lab.
#24 - Privilege
Suits Season 5 - Episode 6
Harvey reels from Dr. Agard's revelation about the root of his panic attacks; and has to make a tough decision in a case that touches a nerve. In other events, Mike and Louis take over responsibility for Harvey's oldest client; and Donna tries to make Rachel's dream wedding possible.
#27 - Dreams Deferred
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 14 - Episode 9
A man goes on a killing spree, but he has links to a prostitute that Benson encountered in an earlier investigation, so the FBI contacts SVU for information.
#30 - Vivian's Here
How to Get Away with Murder Season 6 - Episode 2
As Michaela, Asher and Connor gear up for their last semester of law school, they take on a weighty case involving an illegal immigrant who wants asylum. Meanwhile, Michaela boycotts going to class after a blowup with Annalise about her father. Elsewhere, in an unexpected confrontation, Annalise learns a shocking truth that makes her question everything she thought she knew.
#32 - Playing Dead
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8 - Episode 1
Season 8 opens with Goren and Eames investigating a case involving a councilman's step-daughter and her boyfriend being shot. The pair of drug-addicted kids were caught up in blackmail schemes which had targeted the politically powerful family of the woman.
#34 - Undercover Blue
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 14 - Episode 17
A woman claims that Brian Cassidy raped her while he was working under cover; when Cassidy and his lawyer utilize surprising defense methods, Detective Amaro is affected.
#36 - Miss Understood
Elementary Season 7 - Episode 8
Sherlock and Joan search for an ulterior motive when a brilliant young criminal they helped put in prison, seeks their help in solving a murder.
#37 - Betrayed
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 7 - Episode 13
Captain Ross loses his objectivity, and jeopardizes the case, when an old flame becomes a suspect in the disappearance of her husband and his lover.
#38 - Revenue per Square Foot
Suits Season 8 - Episode 4
Alex is caught between Harvey and Zane as Louis struggles to overcome a shocking setback.
#39 - Liars and Thieves
Allegiance Season 1 - Episode 6
Natalie must rely on an outsider to hunt down vital information on Black Dagger and risks Victor discovering her plan. Anxious to detain an SVR source before he escapes the country, Sam and Alex set up a risky sting operation in broad daylight. Meanwhile, Katya asks Alex to help throw the task force off track, and the outcome brings him face to face with Victor. Also starring Scott Cohen and Alex Peters.
#40 - Special Master
Suits Season 9 - Episode 2
The firm faces the repercussions of its actions. Samantha enlists Katrina to help an old friend.
#41 - Crosswinds
Manifest Season 1 - Episode 10
Michaela's mystifying, next-level calling launches her on a mission that brings her relationship with Jared to a head. Determined to protect his family, Ben explores an alternate meaning to Michaela's calling that leads him to a new alliance and a powerful new adversary. Cal's struggle with Ben's absence from home forces the Stones into an agonizing confrontation that could alter the family's fabric forever.
#42 - Whatever It Takes
Suits Season 9 - Episode 6
Harvey makes a play to get Samantha's job back. Katrina faces off against an old friend.
#43 - Wingman
Manifest Season 3 - Episode 3
While in pursuit of criminals, Michaela is sidelined by devastating news. Ben teams up with a gifted 828er to aid a young teen. Grace confronts ancient family wounds. Olive explores ancient mythology in hopes of helping all the passengers.
#44 - Rocket Man
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 6 - Episode 19
Suspicion turns to a married astronaut after his lover is found murdered.
#46 - Pecking Order
Suits Season 8 - Episode 2
Harvey and Donna get their first taste of how Samantha operates and Alex tries to impress Robert Zane.
#48 - Smile
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 7 - Episode 3
When a dentist is murdered by the mother of one of his patients, Goren and Eames follow the trail of evidence to a company that appears to have been the victim of a criminal conspiracy involving contaminated mouthwash.