The BEST episodes directed by Michael W. Watkins

C.S. Lie
star
8.67
3 votes

#1 - C.S. Lie

The Agency - Season 2 - Episode 4

When a CIA plane crashes in China, the operatives must hide the evidence before it is discovered.

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Ex Marks the Spot
star
8.60
5 votes

#2 - Ex Marks the Spot

Chicago Hope - Season 2 - Episode 22

Sutton's mind rells as wives two and three ask him for a very great personal and professional favor and wife one chacks in for a serious medical problem. Kate anxiously awaits news of who will be appointed as the new head of surgery. Dr. Shutt performs delicate surgery on a wealthy quadriplegic who cannot be anesthetized, and whose beautiful fiance attracts Nyland's attention.

Rubble with a Cause
star
8.56
245 votes

#3 - Rubble with a Cause

In Plain Sight - Season 2 - Episode 4

A building collapses on one of Mary's witnesses, leaving him exposed to outside threats, so Mary has to risk her life in order to keep her witness safe.

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The Ethics of Hope
star
8.38
8 votes

#4 - The Ethics of Hope

Chicago Hope - Season 2 - Episode 10

Kate is stricken when she realizes that her negligence due to exhaustion caused the death of a young woman during surgery, and considers assuaging her guilt by informing the woman's parents of her error; Billy and Danny decide to help a teenager running a unlicensed clinic for indigent patients; Judge Aldrich retires from the bench and comes to work at the hospital as Alan's replacement; Camille's drug seeking behaviors continue; Diane has second thoughts about her research project when she realizes that she's become attached to the orangutan that she's successfully infected with AIDS.

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Hurricane
star
8.28
281 votes

#5 - Hurricane

Quantum Leap - Season 4 - Episode 3

August 17, 1969: Sam meets Camille, and possibly a killer, when he leaps into a deputy sheriff in a small Mississippi town, lying in the path of a deadly hurricane.

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The Gauntlet
star
8.25
4 votes

#6 - The Gauntlet

The Agency - Season 1 - Episode 14

Matt and Terri learn about shipment. The CIA gets a new cheif.

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The Eye and the Prime Object
star
8.23
887 votes

#7 - The Eye and the Prime Object

The Lost Room - Season 1 - Episode 3

After discovering the existence of the Occupant of Room 10, Joe attempts to find him and another object that will allow him to access the Vault. Kreutzfeld hatches a plan that could destroy the world. Ruber has a vision while in the desert.

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Sacrifice
star
8.16
83 votes

#8 - Sacrifice

The Guardian - Season 2 - Episode 10

Nick takes the case of a 16 year old mom who wants to put her baby up for adoption, after her father ends up being arrested for the murder of the 16 year old's very ill mom. Brian Olsen (LuLu's Husband) ends up being accused of negligence.

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Sacrificial Lam
star
8.15
434 votes

#9 - Sacrificial Lam

In Plain Sight - Season 5 - Episode 7

Having slipped through the fingers of the FBI, James Shannon is on the run again and heading for the border, but first he must stop to take care of a little unfinished business. Agent O'Connor, convinced that she was somehow involved in James' escape, places Mary under investigation, but when he refuses to listen to her suggestions about the possible whereabouts of her father.

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Decoy
star
8.14
2256 votes

#10 - Decoy

Justified - Season 4 - Episode 11

Boyd and the gang from Detroit Mob use dirty tricks to keep Raylan and Drew Thompson alive.

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Anslo Garrick: Conclusion
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8.14
6985 votes

#11 - Anslo Garrick: Conclusion

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 10

Liz and a mysterious stranger fight to save Red and Ressler.

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I'm a Liver Not a Fighter
star
8.09
460 votes

#12 - I'm a Liver Not a Fighter

In Plain Sight - Season 4 - Episode 7

A terminally ill father wants to reconcile with his children.

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A Little Miracle
star
8.08
335 votes

#13 - A Little Miracle

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 10

December 24, 1962: On Christmas Eve, Sam leap into Reginald Pierson, valet to a wealthy contractor, who is in danger of losing his soul in an attempt to demolish a Salvation Army mission, so he can build his "Blake's Plaza." Seeing a similarity to the Dickens's character, Sam and Al decide to "Scrooge" the greed out of the man.

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The Troll Farmer
star
8.03
5351 votes

#14 - The Troll Farmer

The Blacklist - Season 3 - Episode 1

With the FBI hunting Liz for the murder of the attorney general, she and Red go on the run; Red reaches out to a contact for help fleeing the city.

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The Cyprus Agency
star
8.01
6448 votes

#15 - The Cyprus Agency

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 13

On the eve of Liz's adoption, Red puts her on the trail of an adoption agency gone evil.

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Auntie Maimed
star
7.96
108 votes

#16 - Auntie Maimed

NYPD Blue - Season 3 - Episode 19

Sylvia is close to giving birth and Andy is on edge. When isn't he? Donna contemplates a California job offer. The nephew of the victim of a robbery-homicide is found holding the stolen goods. Andy and Bobby (with observations from Andy Jr.) work that case. Greg, James, Adrianne and Diane all work the robbery-homicide of a bouncer. James and Adrianne have another talk. Sylvia gives birth with only a little trouble. It is a boy and they name him Theo.

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Mako Tanida
star
7.91
6227 votes

#17 - Mako Tanida

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 16

As a Yakuza crime lord seeks deadly revenge on Ressler Tom and Jolene face off.

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The Unexpected Arrival
star
7.91
275 votes

#18 - The Unexpected Arrival

Dirty Sexy Money - Season 2 - Episode 12

Simon provides Nola with a solution to her problems. Meanwhile, Karen is faced with an impossible decision regarding Nick, and Patrick finds himself in a compromising position.

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Killin' Time
star
7.90
240 votes

#19 - Killin' Time

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 5

June 18, 1958: Sam leaps into a tricky situation as an escaped killer holed up in a house with a mother and daughter as hostages. Escape isn't going to be easy for either Sam or his hostages, when the real killer breaks out of the waiting room, stranding Sam in the past, destined to die at the hands of a vengeful sheriff.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
star
7.90
124 votes

#20 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Make it or Break it - Season 1 - Episode 6

Taking a gamble that the girls are ready and can use the motivation for Nationals, Sasha invites Marty and the Denver team to The Rock for an invitational meet. Payson is determined to show that she is the best, but when an old injury flares up, it might have devastating results. Emily is also resolved to show what she can do, but Sasha has other, less advanced plans for her. But with reigning Nationals champion Kelly Parker (guest star Nicole Anderson, “JONAS”) in tow, are the girls really ready for the Denver gym and this challenge? Meanwhile, Carter has to rethink his relationship with Kaylie when Sasha and Lauren give him an ultimatum.

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Dreamland II (2)
star
7.89
1083 votes

#21 - Dreamland II (2)

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 5

Mulder is thrown in jail at the Area 51 compound but is released when it is discovered that the flight data recorder he stole was a fake. Scully comes to her senses and realizes that the Mulder she sees isn't who he really is and heads back to Nevada to help the real Mulder. Meanwhile, the mechanism that caused the body swap is rapidly snapping back, undoing everything in its wake, and Mulder and his alter ego must race to put themselves back where they belong.

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Lord Baltimore
star
7.85
5918 votes

#22 - Lord Baltimore

The Blacklist - Season 2 - Episode 1

While continuing to battle Berlin, Red faces a new threat in the form of Lord Baltimore. A figure from Red's past returns. Liz tries to move on after her showdown with Tom.

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Wujing
star
7.82
8084 votes

#23 - Wujing

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 3

Liz and Red go undercover to take down an assassin who's been decimating the ranks of the CIA.

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Danger Crossing
star
7.81
963 votes

#24 - Danger Crossing

SEAL Team - Season 3 - Episode 8

While Jason is sidelined with an injury, Ray takes over as Bravo 1 and leads the team on a mission to rescue a marine pilot who was shot down in enemy territory.

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A Draining Experience
star
7.79
75 votes

#25 - A Draining Experience

NYPD Blue - Season 4 - Episode 22

Bobby tells the FBI that he will talk to the lieutenant from IAB, if he does what they expect he might do, then Bobby is through with his part. Or so he thinks. After his interview, he begins to help Andy and Diane with their investigation of a homicide. The victim's psychiatrist thinks the father is the one they should be looking at. They think differently. A man from a magazine that wrote a bad story on the cops in New York, needs their help when his mugged trying to help someone in trouble. Greg and James help him out. Meanwhile, IAB brings Bobby up on charges and they suspend him from active duty. Later, Martens reports that he has also been suspended. Knowing that he was suspended from duty, Joey Salvo asks Bobby to do him another favor. Bobby goes out to meet Salvo, in the midst of their discussion there is gunfire and Salvo hits the ground. Andy tells Bobby he'd better get the hell out of there.

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Blind Spot
star
7.78
3197 votes

#26 - Blind Spot

Justified - Season 1 - Episode 7

Raylan foils an attempt on Ava's life and vows to find out who was behind it. Later, Raylan finds out that Ava may not have been the target.

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Tithonus
star
7.78
1074 votes

#27 - Tithonus

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 10

Assistant Director Kersh tries to tear Scully and Mulder apart when he partners Scully with a New York agent investigating Alfred Fellig, a freelance police photographer who conveniently shows up to document the scene of a death as soon as it happens. While the young hotshot agent is convinced that Fellig is murdering the people, Scully has other (paranormal) theories.

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Peeping Tommy
star
7.78
73 votes

#28 - Peeping Tommy

NYPD Blue - Season 8 - Episode 11

Sipowicz spots something going down. He saves the victim and then pursues the suspects. Seeing one of the perps holding a gun he fires on their car shooting out the rear window, but the car gets away. When he returns to his own car, the victim (now his witness to the shooting) has disappeared. Russell and Sorenson begin an investigation into this shooting, as Sipowicz is required to stay back in the house when doubts are raised as to whether he shot at the right car. Meanwhile, Jones and Medavoy work a robbery and rape case and are joined by McDowell; Medavoy suspects that McDowell might be from IAB, since she only seems to show up when one of them is in a jam. Speaking of IAB, Martens stops by to see Fancy about the Sipowicz story, pressure from 1PP mounts and Sipowicz is asked to see the department shrink. Haywood and Jones discuss their date and the Sipowicz case, Haywood with some doubts and Jones in Sipowicz's corner. A wallet is found that leads to the witness in the shooting

Cottonmouth
star
7.77
3184 votes

#29 - Cottonmouth

Justified - Season 2 - Episode 5

Raylan's hunt for a killer puts him on a collision course with the Bennett clan, while Boyd plots a heist with treacherous new partners.

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Kiss Me, Kate
star
7.77
697 votes

#30 - Kiss Me, Kate

Fairly Legal - Season 2 - Episode 9

Judge Nicastro enlists Kate and Ben to mediate a contract dispute. Lauren looks for a painting to hang in the lobby of the firm.

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Rock Bottom
star
7.77
1136 votes

#31 - Rock Bottom

SEAL Team - Season 2 - Episode 20

The tension between Jason and Ray comes to a head, and Lisa faces her final test in officer candidate school.

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Sing It Again
star
7.77
726 votes

#32 - Sing It Again

Grey's Anatomy - Season 16 - Episode 20

Owen and Link treat an older woman who wakes up from surgery and can’t stop singing, while Teddy helps Koracick stay afloat after an estranged loved one from his past comes to the hospital looking for help. Meredith, Bailey and Maggie focus their efforts on a difficult patient with a tricky diagnosis.

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Last Grimm Standing
star
7.77
4259 votes

#33 - Last Grimm Standing

Grimm - Season 1 - Episode 12

A bizarre double homicide leads Nick and Hank to a boxing gym, which Nick discovers is a supplier for a darker, ritualistic fight club in the creature world. When Monroe lends a hand and gets in over his head, Nick must dig deep and find his inner “Grimm” to defend him.

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Cold Snap
star
7.75
7 votes

#34 - Cold Snap

American Dreams - Season 1 - Episode 7

Meg is angered to hear Luke, the new record shop employee, talking bad about the music she's about to buy. Elsewhere, a sudden cancellation of his deal to supply a hotel with all there new TV's, forces Jack to examine his family's financial outlook and question his own business philosophy. Sam, who is still adapting to life at East Catholic high school deals with a prank gone too far by the football team, while JJ looks on, unable or unwilling to intervene. While Roxanne uses her Bandstand connections to start her own business of selling autographed 45's, starting with Marvin Gaye. Discovering Luke slipped her a Bob Dylan record instead, Meg rushes back to the store to conmfront him. The Prank gets Tommy suspended and he threatens Sam until J.J. intervenes, which draws a nasty response from Sam. Michael shuts down Roxanne's new business, while Jack tries in vain to still make the big Hotel sell, but it's all for not as Mr. Healey refuses to buy them. Lastly, the bitter cold of the nigh

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Cost of Capital
star
7.75
127 votes

#35 - Cost of Capital

Law & Order - Season 16 - Episode 16

The case against a high powered executive accused of killing her lover rests on the executive's estranged husband and unstable teenage daughter.

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Coma Chameleon
star
7.74
508 votes

#36 - Coma Chameleon

In Plain Sight - Season 3 - Episode 3

ATF agent Wade Guthrie is shot and left for dead by gun trader Jasper Malone. After three years in a coma, he wakes to find the world he left behind has drastically changed.

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A Thin Line
star
7.73
2050 votes

#37 - A Thin Line

Criminal Minds - Season 7 - Episode 15

The BAU team investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders in California's Inland Empire that appear to be gang-related, but their investigation may uncover a more sinister motivation.

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It's Raining Men
star
7.73
945 votes

#38 - It's Raining Men

Grey's Anatomy - Season 16 - Episode 4

After Meredith inadvertently stirs up negative press for Grey Sloan, she tries to make things right with her former colleagues, jeopardizing her community service hours. Station 19’s Ben and Vic bring a young woman into the hospital, and Jackson stands up to Koracick when he goes too far with a patient’s family. Meanwhile, Bailey receives unexpected news; and Owen finds himself at Pac-Gen North, which Alex sees as a recruiting opportunity.

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Arcadia
star
7.72
1041 votes

#39 - Arcadia

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 15

On their first official case back on the X-Files, Mulder and Scully go undercover as a married couple at a prestigious planned community where several residents have recently disappeared after failing to comply with the rules and regulations.

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Add It Up
star
7.71
1108 votes

#40 - Add It Up

Grey's Anatomy - Season 15 - Episode 18

Maggie introduces mood rooms as an alternative approach to medicine. Alex and DeLuca butt heads over an 11-year-old patient who tries to sabotage her own surgery. Jackson and Richard deal with a gender non-binary patient. Meanwhile, Teddy has a pregnancy scare that brings Owen and Koracick to odds.

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Good as Hell
star
7.68
605 votes

#41 - Good as Hell

Grey's Anatomy - Season 17 - Episode 13

Amidst the need for more surgeons, Jo tries to convince Bailey to let her switch specialties. Elsewhere, Link accuses Amelia of overstepping while he is treating a patient remotely, and Winston comes up with an out-of-the-box idea.

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Day One
star
7.68
229 votes

#42 - Day One

5ive Days to Midnight - Season 1 - Episode 1

J.T. Neumeyer sits at his wife's grave with his daughter, Jesse, on the anniversary of her death. Out of nowhere, a mysterious briefcase appears. Inside, the details and newspaper clippings of J.T's murder, to happen at the stroke of midnight in five days. But things get much more complicated when his girlfriend, Claudia, used to be married to the one man that might be out to kill J.T.

Hell On Wheels
star
7.66
204 votes

#43 - Hell On Wheels

Into the West - Season 1 - Episode 4

The race is on as the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads lay down track across the U.S. bringing east and west together. Jacob Wheeler's one son, Abe, joins the railroad crew, while his other son Jacob Jr. becomes a scout for the army. Jacob's daughter Margaret and her photographer husband are captured by the Cheyenne, but her Lakota heritage saves them and they are adopted by the tribe. When the village is attacked by overzealous U.S. soldiers, many are murdered. Witnessing the brutality, Margaret decides to stay with her Cheyenne family.

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Frederick Barnes
star
7.65
7118 votes

#44 - Frederick Barnes

The Blacklist - Season 1 - Episode 7

Following a chemical attack on the subway, Liz and the team hunt a mad scientist.

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Captive
star
7.65
130 votes

#45 - Captive

Law & Order - Season 17 - Episode 20

Green and Cassady follow the leads when a young boy is found murdered to a suspected serial pedophile/murderer.

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Heartache
star
7.62
7 votes

#46 - Heartache

American Dreams - Season 1 - Episode 14

Preparing for the East Catholic Valentine's Day dance, Meg tries to convince boyfriend Luke of the importance of the holiday, while Roxanne waits for a brave boy to ask her to the dance. Meanwhile, Jack, prompted by his doctor, seeks a second opinion regarding his lingering sickness, while JJ searches for forgiveness from Beth. Elsewhere, Patty braces for her own Valentine's Day festivities as she makes arrangements for her first coed party.

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Strain
star
7.62
3586 votes

#47 - Strain

The Event - Season 1 - Episode 18

The White House is rocked by the sudden illness of one of their own, leaving Chief of Staff Peel and Sterling to investigate possible conspirators. Michael Buchanan comes to the aid of Leila, but it leaves them both at risk of Sophia's wrath. Across the globe in Russia, Sean and Vicky race to stop Sophia's weapon from being loaded onto a plane heading to the United States.

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Unchained
star
7.62
243 votes

#48 - Unchained

Quantum Leap - Season 4 - Episode 10

November 2, 1956: Sam and a fellow convict named Boone are the defiant ones when Sam has to rescue his companion from a fifteen-year sentence on a chain gang.

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Whine, Whine, Whine
star
7.62
141 votes

#49 - Whine, Whine, Whine

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2 - Episode 21

Superman is forced to get a lawyer when someone he saves sues him for damages incurred during the rescue.

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Dr. Linus Creel
star
7.62
5110 votes

#50 - Dr. Linus Creel

The Blacklist - Season 2 - Episode 4

Red thinks a dangerous sociopsychological experiment may be taking place when several previously nonviolent citizens become killers. Red has a complicated proposition for Naomi and her husband.

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