The BEST episodes directed by Michael Smith

No Way Out
star
8.28
4354 votes

#1 - No Way Out

Suits - Season 3 - Episode 16

Things are anything but business as usual when Harvey and Mike find themselves at odds with a tenacious U.S. Attorney. Scottie and Harvey can’t seem to get on the same page and Mike and Rachel clash over plans for the future.

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She Knows
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8.14
5582 votes

#2 - She Knows

Suits - Season 2 - Episode 1

Oblivious of the fact that Trevor approached Jessica, Mike's on top of the world after Harvey entrusts him with closing a major lawsuit for the firm.

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Taking Account
star
8.03
2983 votes

#3 - Taking Account

White Collar - Season 3 - Episode 7

When an expert hacker drains a prominent New York bank, Neal assumes the criminal's identity in order to spend the pilfered fortune and draw him out of hiding.

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Endgame
star
7.98
4867 votes

#4 - Endgame

Suits - Season 3 - Episode 8

As Ava Hessington’s murder trial begins, Harvey, Mike and Jessica fight off betrayal from both inside the firm and out. Meanwhile, Louis and Donna seek to even the score with those who have done them wrong.

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Burke's Seven
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7.98
3676 votes

#5 - Burke's Seven

White Collar - Season 2 - Episode 10

When Peter is suspended by the FBI for a crime he didn't commit, he is forced to run a sting with Neal and the gang to catch Mozzie's shooter, and clear his name.

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Donna
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7.95
4167 votes

#6 - Donna

Suits - Season 7 - Episode 10

Mike and Harvey’s power move is countered, putting their backs up against the ropes. Rachel fears her father’s judgment is clouded by the past. Louis aids Alex when his client comes under fire.

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Trophy Wine
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7.95
272 votes

#7 - 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.

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Meet the New Boss
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7.92
5306 votes

#8 - Meet the New Boss

Suits - Season 2 - Episode 3

Harvey bristles at Daniel's involvement on a lawsuit he's handling, but their battle to one up each other threatens the case, leaving Mike caught in the middle.

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Deadline
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7.91
3084 votes

#9 - Deadline

White Collar - Season 3 - Episode 3

When a magazine journalist's life is threatened, Diana goes undercover as her assistant to protect her while Peter and Neal investigate the subject of the journalist's story.

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Official Story
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7.90
563 votes

#10 - Official Story

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 13 - Episode 12

Benson and Amaro must work around a resistant victim when the CEO of a military contractor is assaulted.

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Conflict of Interest
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7.88
4919 votes

#11 - Conflict of Interest

Suits - Season 3 - Episode 4

Harvey’s defense of Ava hits a roadblock when the interests of her murder trial are at odds with Louis’ work to thwart a hostile takeover of Hessington Oil by a rival businessman.

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Murdered at a Bad Address
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7.86
443 votes

#12 - Murdered at a Bad Address

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 21 - Episode 6

The case of a teenage girl assaulted in the projects leads to a startling discovery; Benson puts her trust in someone from her past.

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Surrender Benson
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7.86
361 votes

#13 - Surrender Benson

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 15 - Episode 1

The SVU squad searches for Detective Benson and her abductor.

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By the Book
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7.85
3526 votes

#14 - By the Book

White Collar - Season 2 - Episode 4

Mozzie fears that the object of his affection has been kidnapped, and turns to Neal and Peter for help.

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Front Man
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7.84
3146 votes

#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.

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Countermeasures
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7.82
3491 votes

#16 - Countermeasures

White Collar - Season 2 - Episode 13

When an old friend of June's late husband shows up at Neal's doorstep, Neal suspects he's looking for more than a trip down memory lane.

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Fork in the Road
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7.81
2896 votes

#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.

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Admission of Guilt
star
7.81
5623 votes

#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.

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Compensation
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7.80
3778 votes

#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.

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Playing God
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7.79
154 votes

#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.

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The Statue
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7.79
5001 votes

#21 - The Statue

Suits - Season 7 - Episode 2

Harvey butts heads with his partners over a bold move. Mike pursues a pro bono case with the legal clinic. Donna’s actions raise tough questions at the firm.

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Identity Crisis
star
7.78
184 votes

#22 - Identity Crisis

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 8 - Episode 3

A man's murder puts Goren and Eames on the trail of an upper echelon businessman whose secrets have taken over his life and put him on the run.

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Accounts Payable
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7.78
5750 votes

#23 - Accounts Payable

Suits - Season 6 - Episode 2

Louis, Jessica and Harvey fend off a class action lawsuit from PSL’s former clients. Meanwhile, Mike runs afoul of a fellow prisoner due to reasons beyond his own control.

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Privilege
star
7.78
3972 votes

#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.

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Better Halves
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7.75
2235 votes

#25 - Better Halves

Burn Notice - Season 5 - Episode 11

Michael and Fiona pose as a wealthy couple at a South American resort in order to extract a bioweapons specialist. Elsewhere, Sam and Jesse try to trap Max's killer.

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Dreams Deferred
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7.74
498 votes

#26 - 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.

Blind Spot
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7.73
2535 votes

#27 - Blind Spot

Burn Notice - Season 4 - Episode 11

Michael finds the man behind the Bible book code, so he and Jesse try to get him on their track. In the middle of all this, Fiona takes on a client, a woman seduced by a scam artist.

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The Mystery of the Taken Boy
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7.73
375 votes

#28 - The Mystery of the Taken Boy

The Mysteries of Laura - Season 2 - Episode 1

When a boy is kidnapped from his TriBeCa family, Laura and team are thrust into a high-stakes race against time and must uncover a host of family secrets in order to save the boy.

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The Consoler
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7.70
385 votes

#29 - The Consoler

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 10 - Episode 2

Goren and Eames investigate the death of a banker who was working with the Catholic church and could be part of a cover-up.

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Playing Dead
star
7.69
221 votes

#30 - 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.

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Vivian's Here
star
7.69
838 votes

#31 - 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.

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People vs Richard Wheatley (1)
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7.68
237 votes

#32 - People vs Richard Wheatley (1)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 23 - Episode 9

Carisi tries Richard Wheatley for the murder of Kathy Stabler. Benson finds herself at odds with a friend when Barba agrees to take the case.

...Through Admission
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7.66
164 votes

#33 - ...Through Admission

Satisfaction - Season 1 - Episode 2

Grace finds it difficult to rejoin the working world while Neil is encouraged by Adriana to continue pursuing his secret life.

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Undercover Blue
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7.66
355 votes

#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.

Miss Understood
star
7.64
1442 votes

#35 - 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.

Course Deviation
star
7.64
1124 votes

#36 - Course Deviation

Manifest - Season 2 - Episode 10

When Grace's pregnancy complicates the pursuit of a calling, Ben finds himself working alongside an uneasy new ally. Michaela tries to make amends with Jared. The Xers set their sights on Zeke.

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Tailspin
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7.61
863 votes

#37 - Tailspin

Manifest - Season 3 - Episode 4

Ben and Saanvi join forces with Vance in his newest venture to understand Flight 828. Michaela and Zeke adjust to their new home life together, but they pivot to aid a non-passenger with a looming death date of their own.

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Betrayed
star
7.61
261 votes

#38 - 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.

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Revenue per Square Foot
star
7.60
1903 votes

#39 - Revenue per Square Foot

Suits - Season 8 - Episode 4

Alex is caught between Harvey and Zane as Louis struggles to overcome a shocking setback.

Liars and Thieves
star
7.60
299 votes

#40 - 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.

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Special Master
star
7.57
1366 votes

#41 - Special Master

Suits - Season 9 - Episode 2

The firm faces the repercussions of its actions. Samantha enlists Katrina to help an old friend.

Crosswinds
star
7.55
1863 votes

#42 - 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.

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Rocket Man
star
7.55
212 votes

#43 - Rocket Man

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 6 - Episode 19

Suspicion turns to a married astronaut after his lover is found murdered.

Speed of Life
star
7.54
1722 votes

#44 - Speed of Life

Covert Affairs - Season 3 - Episode 4

Annie investigates a break-in at a high-tech company and reaches out to the FBI for help. But her plan is complicated by Simon's unexpected arrival in town.

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Whatever It Takes
star
7.54
1305 votes

#45 - 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.

Pecking Order
star
7.54
1950 votes

#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.

Escapology
star
7.52
1005 votes

#47 - Escapology

Deception (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 3

When an art museum docent is held hostage, Kay enlists Cameron and his team to help rescue her using the art of escapology.

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Wingman
star
7.51
848 votes

#48 - 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.

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Smile
star
7.24
214 votes

#49 - 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.

Inhumane Society
star
7.07
323 votes

#50 - Inhumane Society

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 9 - Episode 15

A boxer's career is derailed when authorities discover he leads a dog fighting ring