The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Weaver
#1 - Opening Night
Rise Season 1 - Episode 10
During opening night of "Spring Awakening" personal crises and dilemmas percolate in the wings backstage as Simon struggles to overcome his biggest fear, Lilette withholds a huge development from Robbie, Robbie has a momentous breakthrough, and Tracey draws a line in the sand. Over the course of one evening, decisions are made that will change Lou and Stanton Drama forever.
#5 - I Got This
Pure Genius Season 1 - Episode 12
Talaikha and Malik treat Georgia Ray, one of the world’s biggest pop stars and friend of James’s, for laryngeal cancer, but when gold particles and microsurgery reveal more cancer than expected, they incur the singer’s wrath when her vocal chords and career are threatened. Also, Angie’s mother reluctantly sees Scott as a patient when she thinks she may be ill, and James is discouraged when he thinks Louis Keating’s GSS is getting worse.
#7 - The Abby
Californication Season 6 - Episode 11
Hank and Faith join forces to track down Atticus, but Becca is the only person who can really help. Marcy's outing with Ophelia leaves her a little tied up and Charlie's response to a curious message reveals the true feelings between the two exes. Karen has an epiphany about Becca.
#8 - The Miracle
The Path Season 1 - Episode 10
Eddie faces exile after his crisis of faith is discovered by The Movement. Cal delivers the final three rungs of The Ladder to the congregation, while Sarah learns a dark secret about The Movement. Eddie, seeking answers, travels to Peru where he uncovers a shocking truth.
#11 - Hero Worship
Pure Genius Season 1 - Episode 10
When a woman arrives at Bunker Hill with a mysterious lung ailment, James is conflicted after he connects other respiratory cases in her area to possible contamination from a microchip factory owned by his hero, tech guru Douglas Prescott (David Paymer). Also, Walter and Taliakha work to find why a young man can’t walk despite his legs being in good condition, and Zoe becomes jealous of James’s connection to Nina,
#14 - How Did We Get Here?
Parenthood (2010) Season 6 - Episode 10
Zeek is rushed to the hospital and the entire family hurries to his side. As Adam and Crosby nervously await news of Zeek's health, a serious emergency at The Luncheonette pulls them away. At the hospital, Joel sticks by Julia, offering unwavering support, and further blurring the lines of their relationship.
#17 - Wiener Night
The Mindy Project Season 2 - Episode 5
Mindy hits it off with a journalist named Jason, but Jason is a bit snobbish and finds Mindy to be too mainstream. To show that she's more cultured than he thinks, Mindy invites Jason to Christina's art show, where nude photos of Danny are on display.
#18 - Music Festival
The Mindy Project Season 2 - Episode 3
After returning from Haiti, Casey has an identity crisis and thinks being a disc jockey might be his new calling. When Mindy and the office go to a music festival for their “work retreat” to see Casey perform, the substance-filled surroundings lead to a series of disasters. Meanwhile, back in New York, Jeremy hires a new doctor, whom Mindy doesn’t particularly like after he saves the day during an emergency delivery.
#19 - Here I Go Again
Californication Season 5 - Episode 7
Hank saves Karen from embarrassment with a drunk Richard, then covers for Richard by pretending to be dating a stripper named Holly, who takes a liking to Tyler and offends his girlfriend, Becca. Meanwhile, when she's fired after an inappropriate encounter with Stu, nanny Lizzie calls on Charlie and allows their relationship to progress, only to have Marcy beg for her return.
#20 - Summer of the Shark
Good Girls Season 1 - Episode 9
Rio asks the women to complete a seemingly simple job so he can get the operation up and running, but Beth, Ruby, and Annie fear there may be more to the task than meets the eye. As the ladies’ long-simmering tensions with the gang leader boil over, Ruby learns that Sara has risen to the top of the transplant list.
#21 - To Lift the Veil
The Path Season 3 - Episode 9
Without Vera to do his dirty work, Eddie must face the dark side of being a leader to a religious movement. Vera converts to Meyerism, bringing her closer to Eddie, but the ODE test may bring out a secret that could affect the whole Movement. Outside of Meyerism, Sarah dives deep into Lilith’s prophecy, challenging everything she’s ever believed on.
#22 - A Room of One's Own
The Path Season 1 - Episode 9
Sarah meets with Alison Kemp after discovering Eddie’s burner phone. Eddie and Hawk return home, and Sarah confronts Eddie about his crisis of faith. Cal asks Sarah to be his second- in-command. Someone from the organization’s past returns.
#23 - The Dope Show
Californication Season 6 - Episode 7
Hank returns from his trip to find Becca spiraling, but his plan to help her backfires when they go to visit Atticus and meet his current house guest (guest star MARILYN MANSON as himself). Hank has an encounter that puts him in a very awkward position with Karen. Charlie takes Stuart out for the day and has an encounter of his own.
#25 - Frère Jacques
Good Girls Season 3 - Episode 6
A guilty Beth convinces the women to go to grisly lengths to keep Max out of harm's way. Annie attempts to process her trauma without the help of Dr. Cohen. Ruby considers sabotaging a job opportunity that comes up for Stan.
#27 - The Strongest Souls
The Path Season 3 - Episode 10
Eddie tries to protect the movement by implementing legal contracts, which send his family and others on a battle against him. Eddie refuses to meet Lilith, but Vera makes a confession that could change his mind. Cal seeks therapy to unlock repressed memories from his past. Lilith has a new vision about the end of the world.
#28 - Big Kahuna
Good Girls Season 4 - Episode 2
A huge client approaches Dean to sell his merchandise at Boland’s Bubbles, but Beth is hesitant. Stan and Ruby’s guilt reaches a breaking point when Sara’s donor family returns. Annie tries to prove to Ben that she can keep up with the rich parents at his school.
#30 - Seeds and All
Little Fires Everywhere Season 1 - Episode 2
As Moody’s friendship with Pearl deepens, Elena’s relationship with Mia grows increasingly strained. Unsettled by a faulty reference, Elena snoops into Mia’s past while Lexie worries about her Yale admissions essay. Mia bonds with her immigrant co-worker Bebe Chow, who makes a confession with far-reaching consequences.
#31 - Seventy Cents
Little Fires Everywhere Season 1 - Episode 3
Party preparations for Mirabelle McCullough’s first birthday are underway as Mia helps Bebe search for her daughter. To Pearl’s dismay, Moody tries to take their relationship to the next level at the Homecoming dance while Izzy sends a message to April. Mia’s discovery at Mirabelle’s birthday threatens her newfound friendship with Elena.
#32 - The Beginning
The Path Season 3 - Episode 1
Eddie is the new Guardian of the light, and with the help of his sleek new publicist Vera, Eddie removes security and opens up the doors of the movement; but when blood appears on the Compound, even his supporters will question his decision. After one of her blackmail victims commits suicide, Sarah seeks to be punished. For that she goes to Cal, who is living his own version of torture in Florida, along with Mary and his son Forest.
#34 - Operation: Fatal Attraction
Future Man Season 1 - Episode 9
Convinced he knows how to stop Dr. Kronish once and for all, Josh commandeers the TTD and leads the team on a mission into the past. But when Wolf goes missing, they have to spilt up, forcing Josh to carry out his insane plan alone.
#37 - Locusts
The Path Season 3 - Episode 3
Despite everyone’s fears and objections, Eddie wants to try and save the soul of the racist kid who’s been terrorizing the Compound. Vera struggles between her loyalty to her mother and her prophecy, and her growing feelings for Eddie. Cal cannot stay in denial and hide from his trauma, so he decides to drag his family back to the Compound, making Mary fear for their future together.
#39 - No More Mr. Noishe Guy
The Mindy Project Season 3 - Episode 14
Rob (guest star Tate Ellington) gives Mindy an opportunity to start up her own practice in San Francisco, and she struggles to tell Danny, especially when Danny shows her the brownstone he bought for the two of them in New York! Meanwhile, Jeremy and Peter grapple with the fact that Lauren is moving to Texas and leaving them both behind.
#40 - About a Birthday Party
About a Boy Season 1 - Episode 11
Marcus is excited for his first ever big birthday party and Will agrees to help plan it. But complications arise when Sam asks Will to a gala at the hospital, creating a scheduling problem. To make matters even worse, Will and Andy discover that one of Marcus's popular classmates is having a birthday bash on the same day. Meanwhile, Fiona and Sam get into a disagreement, and Will finds himself stuck in the middle.
#41 - Fake AF
Almost Family Season 1 - Episode 4
The sisters meet a new sibling, restaurant owner Nate, who helps them secure one of the most exclusive reservations in New York. Unfortunately, the dinner doesn’t go as planned and Julia is forced to apologize to Roxy and Edie for her missteps. Meanwhile, Edie and Tim discuss starting a family, but Edie is conflicted on where she stands, Dr. Bechley begins his volunteer work at a hospital, where he uncovers another Bechley baby and Roxy invests her time in training her gymnastics protégé, Izzy, while tensions with her parents rise.
#42 - Frat Party
The Mindy Project Season 1 - Episode 23
Mindy acts as a mentor to a college student. But when Casey and Mindy unexpectedly hit a rough patch, she decides to drown her sorrows at a frat party where she reunites with her old flame, Tom, and all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Danny and Jeremy try to woo Morgan away from the midwives.
#43 - Dave
Good Girls Season 4 - Episode 4
Phoebe inches closer to the trio's entire operation, allowing the Secret Service to make an interesting deal with Beth. Stan's boss forces dangerous errands. Ruby imagines a new life. Annie struggles with the possibility that Ben no longer needs her.
#44 - The Recused
Californication Season 4 - Episode 7
Forced by her relationship with Hank to recuse herself as his lawyer, Abby pitches the case to a senior partner on the golf course; Hank is dismayed by Karen's growing relationship with artist Ben; Marcy and Stu ask Charlie to help them pitch a TV project.
#45 - Cheyenne's Wedding
Superstore Season 2 - Episode 20
Cheyenne and Bo’s wedding arrives, but not all goes according to plan. Also, Amy and Jonah dodge relationship rumors; Glenn sets out to change Jeff’s mind after learning of looming layoffs; and Dina talks her way into the wedding party.
#46 - Fall Guy
Good Girls Season 4 - Episode 3
Beth and Dean deal with the aftermath of his arrest. The ladies must find a fall guy to take Dean’s place. Ruby enlists Stan’s help in getting dollar bills to implicate the new fall guy. Annie feels a growing distance between herself and Ben.
#47 - Return
The Path Season 2 - Episode 8
Cal secretly travels to Los Angeles, fighting for a big donation from Noa’s mother Jackie. Sarah visits a dying Brenda, who reveals how disturbing Cal’s relationship with Steve was. Richard and Kodiak force Eddie to relive Steve’s death in his mind's eye.
#49 - Providence
The Path Season 2 - Episode 7
With the compound facing foreclosure, Sarah & Cal try to raise money for The Movement, putting the city center at risk. Hawk takes on a leadership role, as Cal targets Noa's wealthy mother. Eddie bonds with Chloe’s son, unaware that he's being followed.
#50 - Liminal Twilight
The Path Season 2 - Episode 1
Eddie starts to build a life outside of The Movement, but secretly continues to see Sarah and the kids. Cal’s plan to buy a building for the New York City center leads to tension within the Meyerist leadership. Sarah is stunned by a revelation about Cal.
#51 - What to Expect When You're Expanding
The Mindy Project Season 3 - Episode 20
Mindy struggles with her body image as her baby bump begins to show, so she agrees to meet with Sheena (guest star Laverne Cox), an aspiring personal stylist. Meanwhile, Jeremy, heartbroken over Lauren, tries to dive back into the dating pool, and unexpectedly runs into Morgan's girlfriend.
#52 - Dead Moon
The Path Season 2 - Episode 2
With Meyerism facing dire financial straits, Cal and Sarah attend a fundraiser thrown by the Ridges for their wealthy friends. Eddie goes on a date with Chloe, the old girlfriend of his brother Johnny. Hawk experiences a transformation on a 1R retreat.
#54 - The Future
The Path Season 1 - Episode 4
The compound receives a visit from two of The Movement’s elders for its annual Ascension Day picnic. Their arrival calls Cal’s leadership and the future of The Movement into question. During the festivities, Abe learns of Mary Cox’s troubled past, and Hawk decides to take a step closer to Ashley.
#57 - It Is What It Is
Parenthood (2010) Season 3 - Episode 14
Zeek gets shocking news from his doctor; Crosby advances on a new relationship; Amber's boss's actions confuse her; Adam and Kristina become concerned about the cost of college; Julia worries Zoe will want to keep her baby.
#61 - Fresno
Casual Season 3 - Episode 9
Valerie and Jack drive to Fresno to meet Valerie’s half-brother. Laura considers whether to speak at a town council meeting. Alex’s plan to impress a co-worker backfires when his house is taken over by a YouTube celebrity’s photo shoot.
#65 - Just Smile
Parenthood (2010) Season 3 - Episode 13
Crosby is frustrated when Adam unexpectedly steals the spotlight for a local newspaper's piece on the Luncheonette. Meanwhile, Amber struggles in a new job and Sarah becomes overwhelmed with thoughts of having a baby. Also, Julia and Joel try to resist interfering in Zoe's personal life.
#66 - About a Plumber
About a Boy Season 1 - Episode 5
When Marcus starts hinting that Will and Fiona should start dating each another, Will does everything in his power to set him straight. Meanwhile, Fiona gets advice from Dakota to get back into the dating scene, and with very little game, seizes the opportunity by asking out her plumber - with results she didn't quite anticipate.
#67 - The I of the Tiger
Future Man Season 2 - Episode 2
Tiger and Wolf arrive in the future they created. Tiger is not welcome in The NAG (The New Above Ground) so she heads to The Mons where she learns humanity is moving to Mars, her DNA created the cure, and Stu Camillo is alive and well in hologram form.
#69 - Nevada
Good Girls Season 4 - Episode 16
Beth and Rio form a surprise alliance but don't anticipate the shocking consequences. Beth realizes the women's problems will never go away. Ruby makes a tough decision. Annie is ready to start anew when reality catches up to her.
#70 - About a Godfather
About a Boy Season 1 - Episode 3
Will attempts a much-needed boy’s night out with Andy, but complications arise, leaving Will to reach out to Marcus in hopes of salvaging the evening. When Andy later becomes available, he attempts to track down Will, but instead winds up bonding over the joys of parenting with Fiona. Meanwhile, Andy and his reluctant wife Laurie solicit Will to be godfather to their son Jonah.
#71 - Girl Next Door
The Mindy Project Season 2 - Episode 21
Danny offers Mindy the opportunity to buy the other condo he owns in his building, but gets jealous when she begins to date Charlie, the police officer. Meanwhile, Peter dates a brain surgeon whom he fears may be too mature for him.
#72 - A Wolf in the Torque House
Future Man Season 2 - Episode 3
Wolf is mistaken for Torque (the Wolf in this timeline) and he goes with it – learning about the NAG, and its 6-‐parent families and hatred of technology. Wolf tries to escape but the appeal of this new, strange world makes it hard for him to leave.