The BEST episodes directed by Nicholas Colasanto

A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead!
14 votes

#1 - A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead!

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 1

An army sergeant and a office worker have a scam in which they use bar girls to claim G.I. widow benefits, and then murder them to take the cash. McGarrett and company must use the girls to get to the core of the plot.

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The Programming of Charlie Blake
13 votes

#2 - The Programming of Charlie Blake

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 3 - Episode 19

Stone and Keller's murder investigation is complicated by an ambitious psychiatrist easer to exploit his patient, a reformed ex-con.

Swan Song
417 votes

#3 - Swan Song

Columbo - Season 3 - Episode 7

A Country and Western singer kills his overpowering wife in a plane crash while he parachutes to safety.

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The Groupie
5 votes

#4 - The Groupie

Starsky & Hutch - Season 4 - Episode 10

Hutch takes the guise of a bumbling swimwear buyer and Starsky poses as an eccentric photographer, as the Detective duo enter the fashion world to stitch up a garment-business racketeering ring. But as they look into the case, they receive an unusual offer of help from a woman eager to get in on the action – unfortunately, she only serves to compromise the undercover investigation...

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Highway Robbery
76 votes

#5 - Highway Robbery

CHiPs - Season 1 - Episode 10

A down-and-out vet lifting purses from women in traffic jams turns out to be a former classmate of Jon's; Ponch convinces Getraer to introduce him to the Easy-On Suntan Lotion model.

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Étude in Black
453 votes

#6 - Étude in Black

Columbo - Season 2 - Episode 1

The mistress of a conductor becomes a target for murder after threatening to tell all to her lover's wife.

Just Lucky, I Guess
10 votes

#7 - Just Lucky, I Guess

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 4

A middle-aged mainland hardware salesman uses a prostitute, and then witnesses her murder by a mobster. He refuses to testify because of the damage to his reputation and that he doesn't want to be involved. McGarrett must persuade him to do the right thing.

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Robert Phillips vs. the Man
5 votes

#8 - Robert Phillips vs. the Man

Ironside - Season 2 - Episode 5

A black rights activist is arrested for murder, and San Francisco's Black community threatens to take to the streets in protest. Commissioner Randall asks the Chief to investigate the case in an attempt to prove Phillip's innocence; but certain citizens do not appear to want to co-operate.

The Concrete Corral
3 votes

#9 - The Concrete Corral

McCloud - Season 1 - Episode 4

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 1"). McCloud is assigned to shepherd the cowboys at a visiting rodeo. They're old friends, and one of them is killed by a jealous rival over a woman, it appears.

Six Strangers at Apache Springs
38 votes

#10 - Six Strangers at Apache Springs

Alias Smith and Jones - Season 2 - Episode 7

Smith and Jones meet an unlucky lady evangelist, a stubborn Indian agent, a devious woman, and a hotel keeper when they decide to spend time in the deserted town of Apache Springs while retrieving buried gold from hostile Indian lands.

To Hell With Babe Ruth
9 votes

#11 - To Hell With Babe Ruth

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 2

A Japanese World War II veteran, Yoshio Nagata, escapes from a mental hospital and tries to carry out his wartime orders to blow up a refinery.

Any Second Now
5 votes

#12 - Any Second Now

S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Episode 22

A group of militants take over a radio station and demand that their jailed leader be released or they'll blow it up.

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Soldier on the Hill
3 votes

#13 - Soldier on the Hill

S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Episode 23

A mentally unbalanced veteran touring a movie studio suddenly thinks he is back fighting in Vietnam.

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Most Likely To Murder
2 votes

#14 - Most Likely To Murder

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 21

Lew Morgan and his wife are friends of Danno, but she is murdered, and Morgan sets out to find the culprit. However, his wife seems to be hiding secrets that may have caused her death.

Ambush at Rio Lobo
1 votes

#15 - Ambush at Rio Lobo

Bonanza - Season 14 - Episode 7

Ben and a pregnant woman named Teresa are held hostage by desperate outlaws, who plot to rob a stagecoach and force the two to go along with the scheme.

The Twenty-Sixth Grave
1 votes

#16 - The Twenty-Sixth Grave

Bonanza - Season 14 - Episode 8

Mark Twain ruffles dangerous feathers in Virginia City with accusations of claim-jumping and murder.