The Best Episodes Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
#1 - Shadows of the Jackal
Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Motion Comic Season 1 - Episode 2
Between Spartacus and his freedom stands the gladiator Crixus, whose legend begins with his battle against the horrifying Gargan Twins. Feral, evil cannibals from birth, Decimus and Tiberius Gargan are finally captured and thrown in the arena, where they devour anything--and anyone--in their path. If Crixus can't stop them, there's no man alive who can!
#6 - Turtles All the Way Down
Awake Season 1 - Episode 13
As Britten starts to realize the truth behind the accident, a conspiracy threatens both of his realities; Britten goes after Detective Hawkins; Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans come together in a debate that forces Britten to choose a path.
#7 - A Mixture of Madness
Banshee Season 1 - Episode 10
Recalling a series of prison therapy sessions that fueled his hatred of Rabbit, and pressed by Xavier’s insistence that the FBI handle a kidnapping case, Lucas makes a decision that will change the collective fate of Carrie, her family, Sugar, Job and the entire Banshee police force. A special delivery at Alex’s doorstep leads Nola to reconsider her future. Kai teaches Rebecca the power of telecommunications.
#8 - After Hours
House Season 7 - Episode 22
When House discovers that the experimental drug he's been using causes fatal tumors, he decides to attempt to excise them himself. However, he can't complete the surgery and ends up needing Cuddy's help. Meanwhile, Thirteen's friend from prison (Amy Landecker), a relapsed drug user, arrives at her apartment needing medical care after being stabbed. With her friend unwilling to go to the hospital, Thirteen enlists Chase's assistance when the friend loses sensation and movement in her arm. Also, Taub receives some unexpected news that could change his life.
#10 - Asymmetric Dominance
Mind Games (2014) Season 1 - Episode 2
The team is hired by an executive at a consulting firm who’s been overlooked for a promotion she’s next in line for in place of a younger male candidate with less experience. Meanwhile, Ross is worried that Beth can’t keep their secret from the past and hires a con-woman pal to find out Beth’s real intentions with Clark. Later, Ross tries to call a truce with Claire but she still doesn’t trust his motives.
#11 - Alone in the World
Fringe Season 4 - Episode 3
Two young bullies are found dead and in just a few hours they rot to an advanced state of decomposition. The Fringe team investigates and uncovers an amorphous figure claiming more victims. Walter becomes increasingly distracted with his mental state.
#12 - Holding On
House Season 8 - Episode 21
The team takes on the case of Derrick, a 19-year-old college student who had a mysterious nose bleed during cheerleading practice, and discovers that his health issues are likely both physiological and psychological. Possibly suffering from schizophrenia, Derrick claims to hear his deceased brother’s voice in his head. Meanwhile, Foreman tries a different approach with House.
#14 - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11
Fringe Season 5 - Episode 1
The Fringe team - preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta's mom - Olivia - as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.
#15 - Always the Cowboy
Banshee Season 1 - Episode 9
As Rabbit closes in on Carrie and Lucas, Carrie flees the hospital in a desperate attempt to collect her family and get them out of town. Kai introduces Rebecca to the business world, and sends Lucas a message about fooling around with his niece. Alex Longshadow recruits a Proctor thug with gambling issues to deal with a work-stoppage problem at the casino.
#18 - Family Practice
House Season 7 - Episode 11
Cuddy’s mother, Arlene, is admitted to Princeton Plansboro after complaining about unusual symptoms, but stubborn Arlene insists that House be removed from the case, forcing House to come up with non-conventional – and illegal – means to treat his patient. House instructs his team to follow his lead, and they discover details in Arlene’s personal life that she kept secret from Cuddy and her sister Lucinda. Meanwhile, Taub’s ex-wife, Rachel, puts him in contact with her brother who hires Taub to work a job on the side in exchange for much-needed income, which winds up taking a physical and emotional toll on him. Later, Cuddy places her trust in House to ensure that her mother receives the proper medical treatment, leading “by the book” medical student Masters to reevaluate her responsibility to practice within a code of ethics and to follow her boss’ orders.
#20 - Dead & Buried
House Season 8 - Episode 7
The team learns that their 14-year-old patient is suffering from more than teen angst when her physical symptoms worsen. Despite Foreman’s firm opposition, House becomes obsessed with solving a peculiar case of a deceased four-year-old patient, which gets him into serious trouble. Meanwhile, Park tries to get Chase (Jesse Spencer) to admit the reason behind his recent obsession with grooming.
#23 - Larger Than Life
House Season 7 - Episode 9
After saving a stranger who fell onto subway tracks, a man suddenly collapses despite appearing to be unscathed; House tries to avoid a dinner with Cuddy and her opinionated mother.
#24 - Gut Check
House Season 8 - Episode 16
House and the team take on the case of a 22-year-old minor league hockey player who collapsed while coughing up blood after a fight on the ice. Meanwhile, House drops a bomb on Wilson, and Chase offers to help Park change her living arrangement.
#25 - Ghosts
Revolution Season 1 - Episode 12
A final act of heroism by one of their own saves the lives of Charlie and the gang, but the loss devastates everyone and they must carry on with heavy hearts but increased resolve. Miles sets out on a mission with Nora to recruit his former Militia comrade, Jim Hudson and enlist his savage killing skills. Meanwhile, Rachel looks for a power source and a way back into the heart of her daughter Charlie. Rachel also attempts to elude the grip of Randall Flynn, her ruthless former boss and ally of Monroe.
#26 - Young Bloods
Falling Skies Season 2 - Episode 4
While on patrol together, Ben and Hal try to help a young boy and wind up having their bikes stolen. The hunt to recover them leads them to the discovery of something much bigger. Also, Matt is put in danger, and Weaver is reunited with a family member.
#27 - Pilot
Mind Games (2014) Season 1 - Episode 1
Clark, an expert in human behavior, and his brother Ross, a former con-artist recently out of prison, open a unique agency where they use psychological manipulation to help solve their client’s problems. In their first case, they attempt to help a mother whose young son is suffering from a heart condition by convincing the health insurance company’s head of claims to approve a previously denied experimental treatment.