The Best Episodes Directed by Michael W. Watkins
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - Anslo Garrick: Conclusion
The Blacklist Season 1 - Episode 10
Liz and a mysterious stranger fight to save Red and Ressler.
#12 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#26 - 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
#30 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#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.
#33 - 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.
#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
#35 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#39 - 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.
#41 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#45 - Frederick Barnes
The Blacklist Season 1 - Episode 7
Following a chemical attack on the subway, Liz and the team hunt a mad scientist.
#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.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#52 - Life on Mars?
Grey's Anatomy Season 16 - Episode 17
A wealthy inventor arrives at Grey Sloan and asks Koracick for help, while Meredith struggles to save a woman with diabetes who has been rationing her insulin. Jo and Link fight to save a young man who fell onto train tracks, and Jackson and Vic’s relationship hits a snag.
#53 - Fight the Power
Grey's Anatomy Season 17 - Episode 5
Bailey panics as she hears there has been a surge of COVID-19 cases, knowing she has loved ones in an assisted living facility. Meanwhile, Jackson and Richard team up against Catherine to teach her a lesson, and Teddy continues to try to mend her frayed relationships. After an intense surgery, Jo is uncertain about her future.
#54 - Sein Und Zeit (1)
The X-Files Season 7 - Episode 10
A young girl inexplicably disappears from her home, and Mulder requests the case even though it is a full FBI matter, not just an X-File. When Mulder takes some outrageous leaps to convince the girl's parents that she will be found, Scully fears that Mulder is becoming too personally involved with the case because of his sister's abduction.
#55 - Last Dance Before an Execution
Quantum Leap Season 3 - Episode 19
May 12, 1971: "Just think of someplace far away" is the advice Sam hears as he leaps into Jesus Ortega, a Cuban-American being strapped into an electric chair. A last second stay of execution gives Sam just forty-eight hours to either prove himself innocent or fulfill his mission so that he can leap before the Big Switch is pulled.
#56 - Day Two
5ive Days to Midnight Season 1 - Episode 2
As his death date comes closer, J.T. discovers more and more people that may have motives to kill him. Roy Bremmer has finally hunted down J.T, and threatens to kill him and Jessie if he doesn't hand over Claudia. Brad has become bankrupt and is desperate for some money. The mysterious briefcase of J.T.'s will be worth a lot of money, and Brad will do whatever it takes to get his hand on the case. J.T, Jessie and Claudia try to leave the city, but they are forced back into the arms of fate.
#59 - McKenzie on Fire
Golden Boy (2013) Season 1 - Episode 7
McKenzie seeks justice for her family when bullets found at the scene of a subway shooting match the same gun that killed her brother several years earlier. Meanwhile, Owen has reservations about retiring in two years.
#62 - Ordinary People
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 3 - Episode 2
Clark takes some time off from being Superman to accompany Lois to a tropical resort. Their romantic weekend together is cut short by a freakish millionaire who wants to steal Superman's body.
#63 - Misbegotten
Law & Order Season 18 - Episode 3
The explosion of a package including scientific research injures a pregnant security guard, leading to the investigation of the scientist's experiments.
#65 - I'm Still Standing
Grey's Anatomy Season 17 - Episode 16
Levi gets accepted into the vaccine trial. Amelia and Owen treat a car crash patient. Hayes and Jo are met with Luna's legal guardian.
#66 - Sacrament
Millennium Season 1 - Episode 15
Frank Black's private and professional lives clash when his sister-in-law is abducted by a convicted sex offender at her child's baptism. Although Bletcher orders him to stay out of the investigation because he is too close to the case, he cannot help but become involved. However, even his extraordinary abilities might not be enough to find his brother's wife...
#67 - Cool Change
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 1 - Episode 2
A man is killed after winning a fortune and then dumping his girlfriend, so Grissom, Nick and newcomer to the CSI team, Sara Sidel, investigate the case. Warrick is up for suspension for leaving Holly at the crime scene by herself.
#69 - The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (3)
The X-Files Season 7 - Episode 2
Scully frantically searches for a way to help her ailing partner without having anyone to turn to for help. A catatonic Mulder's dreams lead him away from his mission and the X-Files to a place which he believes is a better life.
#71 - Day Five
5ive Days to Midnight Season 1 - Episode 5
J.T.´s preparations seem to be useless. Carl and Brad are both hunting him; one because he is convinced, that it would destroy the universe, if J.T. survives, the other because of greed. The biggest problem is, that Roy Bremmer has abducted Claudia and Jesse, to get the documents back that Claudia stole from him. Sikorski and J.T. rush to Bremmers Bar, where it will come to a showdown. But is Bremmer really the one who is going to kill J.T. ?
#72 - Gravedancing
Caprica Season 1 - Episode 4
Daniel preps himself to go on the popular Backtalk with Baxter Sarno to put a good spin on his daughter's role in the bombing tragedy, despite protests from Amanda who is unaware that Sam is waiting for his moment to carry out his brother's requested hit.
#74 - The Real Terrorist
The District Season 1 - Episode 5
The threat of biological terrorism strikes Washington and Chief Mannion has to arrange almost all his force to search for a potential terrorist. An escapee from juvenile detention murders a taxi driver and a few drug dealers and becomes a big threat once he hides in a public schools, putting in danger hundreds of lives. Temple disguises as a student to catch the killer, in an operation that almost cost Ella the guard of her nephew, if it wasn't for Mannion's interference to the judge.
#77 - A Wrenching Experience
NYPD Blue Season 4 - Episode 17
Bobby and Andy investigate a shooting that is related to the victim trying to leave a gang. Greg waits with anticipation of his dinner with Abby and her significant other. Jill and Diane investigate the death of a baby who appears to have been shaken to death by the baby-sitter. Greg and James look into a murder where they have a suspect who looks guilty despite the fact he claims to have an alibi. They try a get-tough philosophy for their interview but sometimes "TLC" is all you need to get a confession. Greg meets with Abby and her lover Kathy. Bobby and Diane go out for a movie and later Diane wants him to "show me the ring."
#78 - Groundhog Summer
Las Vegas Season 1 - Episode 5
Danny and Ed hunt for a sexual predator targeting hotel guests.
#81 - Day Three
5ive Days to Midnight Season 1 - Episode 3
J.T. is determined to save his life, and attempts to erase every suspect's motives for killing him. To stop Carl, he has him locked away in the psychiatric ward, unable to escape. He allows Brad to collect the briefcase on Monday, which will bring Brad the money he desperately needs, and he organises a meeting with Roy Bremmer to try and reason with him. But not everything goes to plan as Carl somehow escapes, someone gets to the case before Brad, and Roy Bremmer isn't interested in reasoning. Meanwhile, Jesse tries to find little things to stop her dad's death on Friday night.
#82 - Day Four
5ive Days to Midnight Season 1 - Episode 4
The closer the day of his death comes, the more J.T. gives in to his destiny. Only as Jesse finds his testament, he can convince him not to give up yet. J.T. has an idea how to stop his potential murderer from his plan: Eliminate their motives ! He´s trying to bribe Roy Bremmer with the valuable material the casse is made of - but Roy declines. Roy just wants Claudia back and is ready to kill for that !
#83 - X-COPS
The X-Files Season 7 - Episode 12
A Los Angeles police officer who is being filmed for the show COPS is attacked by a strange monster and Mulder and Scully are investigating the case. Scully is wary of having their faces put on national television but Mulder welcomes the publicity.
#85 - Down Rio Way
My Own Worst Enemy Season 1 - Episode 7
Edward confronts Alistair Trumbull as he continues to investigate his parents' death. In order to clear up a dangerous accident, Raymond must meddle with Tom and Mary's wedding. Henry is not happy when Jack buys himself a used car.