The Best Episodes Directed by Norberto Barba
#1 - Pilot
Lights Out (2011) Season 1 - Episode 1
Former heavyweight boxing champion Patrick "Lights" Leary struggles to find his identity after retiring from the sport. He also wonders how he is going to support his medical resident wife Theresa, and their three daughters. The series premiere begins five years after Leary's retirement following a controversial split-decision loss to Richard "Death Row" Reynolds. The Learys' once charmed life is on shaky ground; the IRS is determined to take away their mansion, and Patrick's brother/manager Johnny wants him to make a comeback, despite him showing signs of pugilistic dementia.
#3 - War
Lights Out (2011) Season 1 - Episode 13
After all the trials and tribulations that led up to the championship fight, Lights goes to "war" when he finally faces off with "Death Row" Reynolds for the heavyweight title. Before the big fight, Hal Brennan gathers all the former champs that have been burned by Barry Word and starts a war against him by starting a new boxing alliance called United Boxers. But in order for Lights to be a part of it, he suggests a 10 percent cut for a health fund to help all the boxers in need of medical care. Meanwhile, Word has a pre-fight talk with Lights, and it is not very inspiring the night before the fight. Theresa has her own talk with Reynold's wife, Jennifer. As soon as the third round begins, Lights manages to K.O. Reynolds and wins back his title, but suffers a severe concussion. After the fight Theresa makes a shocking discovery about Lights: she goes to his side and watches in horror as he groggily asks her "Who won?".
#5 - Winter Warz
Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 1 - Episode 2
With Divine on the sideline, Dennis and Bobby step up to handle his responsibilities.
#6 - Beginning of the End (2)
Grimm Season 5 - Episode 22
Black Claw makes a strategic move against Hank that shocks everyone and sends Nick on a war path. Hadrian's Wall ramps up their investigation as they seek out a mysterious man named Bonaparte. Meanwhile, Adalind and Capt. Renard must learn to deal with their new and very unpredictable reality with Diana.
#7 - Blonde Ambition
Grimm Season 3 - Episode 22
It's Monroe and Rosalee's big day and their joy will only be matched by unexpected heartache for those around them. Nick and Juliette make a startling realization that could shake their relationship to its core. Meanwhile, Adalind proceeds with a delicately laid plan that leads to a catastrophic event that will alter the course of Nick's journey.
#8 - Vengeance
CSI: Miami Season 3 - Episode 22
A former high school football star is murdered at a reunion, the CSIs must find the killer. The victim was the big man on campus in high school and there are a lot of guests at the reunion with reasons to resent him all these years. Now, the team must investigate everyone, from the head cheerleader to the school misfit, to see who held a decade-old grudge big enough to kill. Meanwhile, Horatio and Delko arrive at a crime scene and discover that it's already been processed, leading Horatio to uncover further information about his brother possibly being alive.
#10 - Woman in Black
Grimm Season 1 - Episode 22
As Nick delves deeper into his life as a Grimm, a trail of grotesque murders reignites the search for the elusive gold coins. The arrival of a mysterious woman in black begins to get in the way of Nick and Hank’s investigation as extra precautions have to be taken to ensure their safety. Meanwhile, Nick’s ability to keep his true nature secret from Juliette comes to a tipping point.
#11 - Cakewalk
Lights Out (2011) Season 1 - Episode 2
When Leary is threatened with criminal charges, he must do the bidding of bookmaker Hal Brennan to make them go away. Lights is also being coy with his suspicious wife Theresa, and Mike Fumosa, a pesky reporter—both having heard rumors that he will return to the ring to fight Reynolds. Meanwhile, his daughter Daniella finds out about her father's diagnosis and confronts him.
#12 - Goodnight, Sweet Grimm (2)
Grimm Season 2 - Episode 22
Just when things look like they’re back to normal with Juliette, Nick is called to investigate a flurry of rage-fueled assaults happening all over Portland. He goes to Monroe and Rosalee for help battling Portland’s newest wave of "undead." As if that weren’t enough, Captain Renard informs Nick that his brother Eric is in town on family business. Meanwhile, Stefania and Frau Pech methodically use their alliances with Adalind to battle one another.
#13 - Influence
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 7 - Episode 22
After Jamie Hoskins falsely accuses two classmates of rape after a consensual act then hits nine pedestrians during an attempted suicide, medical tests reveal she has been taking medication for bipolar disorder and stopped her pills a week earlier. Jamie is charged with murder and released on her own recognizance after she agrees to take her medication, but after rock star Derek Lord, who is well known for his negative views on psychiatry, gets involved and begins spearheading her defense, Jamie again stops taking her medication. Novak is sympathetic to Jamie, but Jamie's insistence on following Derek Lord's advice leaves Novak with no choice but to take the case to trial.
#14 - Lift Me Up
Pure Genius Season 1 - Episode 13
Angie tries to target her mother’s illness using radical nanobot technology, but she looks to Scott for help when her mother prefers using traditional methods. Also, when a graffiti artist with a clotting disorder falls from a bridge, Walter, Malik and Zoe attempt to use suspended animation to stop his internal bleeding. And Walter is put in an awkward position when Julianna discovers James used the unapproved GSS drug on Louis Keating, (Series Finale)
#16 - Trial by Fire
Grimm Season 4 - Episode 13
When an arson case looks to have Wesen origins, Nick find himself reluctantly having to ask an old foe for help. Viktor teaches Adalind the effectiveness of well-played diplomacy. Juliette finds herself in a confrontation sooner than expected.
#17 - Rainmaker
Lights Out (2011) Season 1 - Episode 11
Lights tries to help a hard-up former champ, Jerry "The Rainmaker" Raynes, but the punchy boxer ends up helping him. Meanwhile, Councilman Randall Hess is brought in for questioning in a prostitution scandal and is all of a sudden "talkative" with the FBI. Hess threatens Lights' future by trying to get him to confess his involvement in having the councilman take a bribe when he delivered a cake box full of cash from Brennan. However, Lights gets arrested for bribing a public official and has to find a way out without jeopardizing his family and his upcoming fight.
#19 - Bolo Punch
Lights Out (2011) Season 1 - Episode 4
Johnny gets himself in a life-threatening situation when he is unable to pay his gambling debt after betting on Omar's fight. So Lights has to put himself on the line to bail him out by fighting an MMA fighter named Dokaj in order to make the money and save his brother. Meanwhile, Theresa offers to donate $50,000 to help rebuild a clinic that her church is involved with in Haiti, but she soon discovers that the family's $12 million from Lights' fighting career is all gone.
#20 - 50% Off
Better Call Saul Season 5 - Episode 2
Jimmy's promotional stunt has unintended consequences. Nacho takes extreme measures to earn Lalo's trust. Saul is a success at the courthouse but still has yet to win Kim over. Simmering with rage and self-loathing, Mike loses his temper.
#23 - Shootout
CSI: Miami Season 3 - Episode 12
When gang-related gunplay goes down in an emergency room, Horatio and the team must find the gang members responsible. The evidence suggests that an orderly in the hospital recognized the wounded gang member, who possibly killed one of the orderly's friends and alerted gang members to his location. However, the evidence doesn't match up and the CSIs discover that a cheating girlfriend, not gang retaliation, may be behind the shooting. Meanwhile, Ryan questions a mother in the emergency room after her story regarding her child doesn't add up.
#24 - Pop
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 12 - Episode 11
A young boy is found dead on a park carousel after being dropped off by his uncle Joe Gilbert. When Detectives Benson and Stabler learn that the boy was beaten to death they suspect that it could be the result of a bully at school. The investigation leads to an unsettling gambling ring. Detectives suspect that Gilbert's acquaintance, Joe Roberts is beating his wife Sandra and the case takes a horrifying turn.
#25 - Identity Crisis
Suits Season 1 - Episode 8
Mike is tasked with reigning in a modern day Robin Hood whose illicit deeds are putting a client's business at risk. Also, Louis must resolve his differences with Harvey to win a case. Amanda Crew and Bruce Altman guest star.
#26 - Blind Spot
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 6 - Episode 1
Goren and Eames investigate the death of Heidi Conington, a former ambassador's daughter, and then the similar murder of Jenna Shea not long after, interviewing her roommate Jo Gage. Jo's father turns out to be Goren's former mentor, Dr. Declan Gage, who tries to convince Goren that the killer is Sebastian, the one killer that he has never been able to capture or forget. Ross warns Goren that he doesn't want Gage, who betrayed his entire team in the original Sebastian investigation, anywhere near the case. When Eames is taken from her home, suspicion turns to Gage, especially after some of her belongings are found in his possession, but when Eames saves herself, she can't give the police any clues to her captor.
#27 - Bad Teeth
Grimm Season 2 - Episode 1
After their face-off with Kimura, Nick finds himself trying to come to grips with the return of his mother, Kelly Burkhardt. A trail of brutal murders unveils a foreign conspiracy to hunt down Nick, leading to several revelations about his past. Meanwhile, Juliette still lies in her mysteriously-induced coma as Rosalee and Monroe work tirelessly to bring her out of it safely. Elsewhere, Hank struggles with the shocking truths he’s recently seen and Captain Renard deals with unexpected family issues when his estranged brother comes back into his life.
#28 - Ability
Fringe Season 1 - Episode 14
German agents question Olivia about her “relationship” with David Robert Jones, an escaped prisoner questioned months earlier now living in the U.S. The Fringe Division investigates a threatening case where victims die faceless from their orifices suddenly sealing.
#29 - I'm Going to Make You a Star
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 21 - Episode 1
When an actress accuses a high-powered media mogul of attempted rape, Benson finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Changes in the squad room put Carisi between a rock and a hard place.
#30 - Rhodium Nights
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13 - Episode 23
In the 13th-season finale, an underage escort is murdered at an upper-crust bachelor party, and the detectives are cautioned to be discreet because of the names on the guest list. The investigation soon uncovers a feud between two escort companies. To be continued...
#31 - Spring Awakening
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 15 - Episode 24
Amaro must face the consequence of his reckless behavior; when an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of tourists, Benson discovers she has a connection to one of the suspects.
#33 - Serpiente/Chikchan
Mayans M.C. Season 1 - Episode 9
The bond of the Reyes blood is fractured, and the Galindo family decides to cut their losses.
#34 - Three Coins in a Fuchsbau
Grimm Season 1 - Episode 13
A failed jewelry store robbery results in a murder that finds Nick and Hank immersed in a hunt for rare coins. Nick soon learns that these coins have an unsettling effect on whoever possesses them, as Hank and Captain Renard begin to exhibit unusual behavior. Meanwhile, a mysterious old friend of Aunt Marie’s comes to Nick with information about his family and what led to his parent’s death.
#35 - Thanks for the Memories
Grimm Season 4 - Episode 1
Nick adjusts to his new reality and tries to figure out how to deal with Trubel. Wu has an unpleasant flashback. A new group of Wesen come to Portland and steal people's memories. Captain Renard fights for his life. Adalind's desperation to find her child lands her in Prince Viktor's clutches.
#36 - Mommy Dearest
Grimm Season 3 - Episode 14
A horrible new predator creeps into Portland with its sight set on a young expectant couple who are close friends of Sgt. Wu. Nick and Hank must figure out how to deal with Wu as the investigation escalates. Meanwhile, Adalind prepares for a special delivery while her enemies are hot on her trail.
#38 - Sightless in a Savage Land
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 22 - Episode 4
The squad spends New Year's Eve tracking down an Amber Alert, and Carisi faces off against Counselor Rafael Barba in an emotional courtroom battle.
#40 - Mr. Sandman
Grimm Season 2 - Episode 15
While trying to work out the ramifications of his new alliance with Renard, Nick investigates a murder where the victim was blinded with parasites sprayed into her eyes. Meanwhile, Juliette's hallucinations become clearer, and Adalind asks for help with her pregnancy.
#41 - Into the Schwarzwald
Grimm Season 5 - Episode 12
Nick and Monroe find a treasure in Germany that has been hidden for centuries. Back in Portland, Capt. Renard joins Hank and Wu to track down a deadly assassin who has thrown Portland into havoc. Little do they know that Eve is on a hunt of her own for the same man. Meanwhile, someone from Rosalee's past tracks her down.
#42 - Misalliance
Designated Survivor Season 1 - Episode 19
As the White House gears up for President Kirkman’s first international summit, Kimble Hookstraten faces her toughest political battle yet when her speakership is challenged. Meanwhile, Alex wrestles with whether or not to bring the kids back to Washington.
#43 - Fire and Ice
Pure Genius Season 1 - Episode 5
James convinces a hockey player with a severe spinal injury to undergo risky surgery that could enable him to walk again. Also, James invites Walter’s wife, FDA executive Julianna Wallace, to Bunker Hill to persuade her to approve a new skin bio-printing trial.
#44 - Anonymous
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 - Episode 7
After terrorists kill a state department employee and a plastic surgeon, the team searches for the only witness who can identify the killers' surgically altered faces.
#45 - The Ungrateful Dead (3)
Grimm Season 3 - Episode 1
A panicked Juliette, Monroe, and Rosalee enlist Hank's help in fending off a zombie hoard while trying to figure out what happened to Nick. Knowing the truth, Captain Renard takes measures to help rescue Nick from the clutches of his brother, Eric. Elsewhere, along with the help of the mysterious Stefania, Adalind finds herself facing her most gruesome task yet in her effort to regain her Hexenbiest abilities.
#46 - Backdoors
Preacher Season 2 - Episode 11
The mission begins to alienate Tulip and Cassidy. Tulip receives advice about her relationship with Jesse. Cassidy begins to doubt Denis.
#48 - Uncertainty Principle
Chicago Justice Season 1 - Episode 2
Stone and the State's Attorney team investigates the chain of events following the arrest and death of a young man, ultimately seeking charges against Police, Fire Department and Medical personnel, only to have a recalcitrant Grand Jury indict a single individual: Officer Kevin Atwater. Paul Robinette defends Atwater.
#49 - Why We Source
The Path Season 2 - Episode 5
After Sarah breaks her agreement with Libby Dekaan, Hawk is arrested for eco-terrorism. While Abe gains Cal’s trust, Cal tries to uncover the FBI mole inside The Movement. Eddie and Sarah reconnect in the wake of the threats to their broken family.
#51 - Exposed
FBI Season 1 - Episode 14
After an investigative journalist is murdered, the team uncovers information linking the suspect to past cases. The victim’s death also strikes a chord with Maggie, leaving her desperate for answers in regard to a traumatic event in her personal life.
#56 - Patrol
S.W.A.T. (2017) Season 1 - Episode 18
Hondo confronts his long-held resentment towards his ailing father, Daniel Harrelson, Sr., when he and his sister, Briana, try to convince their dad he’s no longer well enough to live alone. Also, when the SWAT team works as patrol officers for a day, Chris is partnered with Mumford, who intends to make her a surprising offer.
#57 - Escorpión/Dzec
Mayans M.C. Season 1 - Episode 2
The Mayans seek answers from a local crew as the Galindo worlds north and south of the border collide.
#59 - Red Menace
The Mentalist Season 2 - Episode 4
Jane and the CBI investigate the murder of Gordon Hodge, a powerful attorney, who is responsible for allowing a vicious murderer, Van McBride, to walk away a free man.
#60 - Bleeding Heart
The Mentalist Season 2 - Episode 12
Patrick Jane and the team investigate the murder of a mayor's aide, and Rigsby and Van Pelt make a big announcement.
#61 - Diamond Dogs
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 5 - Episode 2
Logan and his new partner, Barek, investigate a series of robberies in mom-and-pop jewelry stores that are escalating in the level of violence. After a home investigation leads them to a young junkie, Barek and Logan are soon led to a mother-and-son team of criminals. They soon realise that the mother is the one pulling all the strings. Logan is uncomfortable when Barek uses his past to get through to their suspect.
#62 - For Our Safety
The Path Season 2 - Episode 6
Eddie & Sarah can't resist feelings for each other, even though he's dating Chloe. Against Sarah’s wishes, Hawk moves to the city to climb The Ladder with Cal as his guide. Abe takes over security for The Movement. Kodiak wants revenge for Steve's death.
#63 - In Loco Parentis
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 19 - Episode 15
Carisi opens a police investigation when his niece reports a classmate for sexual assault and Stone learns that there are no perfect witnesses when it comes to sex crimes.
#64 - Identity Crisis
FBI Season 1 - Episode 11
When a judge and her daughter are murdered after she sentenced a man to life in prison, Maggie and OA search for the killer behind a possible retaliation. Dana has a vested interest in this case as she has a history with the victim.
#65 - Cut Off the Head
The Event Season 1 - Episode 17
Vice President Jarvis vocalizes his lack of faith in President Martinez's leadership and agrees to meet with an adversary. Senator Catherine Lewis reports the findings of her surreptitious blood testing of the White House staff only to find one holdout, someone very close to the President. Sophia pushes forward in her search for a super weapon. And, after witnessing injustices within the Sleeper community, Leila begins to question where she belongs. Elsewhere, Sean and Vicky find whom they've been hunting for, but it may be too late.
#66 - Belly of the Beast
The Strain Season 4 - Episode 5
Fet and Quinlan are hot on the trail of a convoy carrying their prized nuclear weapon. Eph and Alex search for clues to uncover the Master’s plan for the ultimate fate of the human race. Dutch is trapped by a familiar enemy, yet encounters an old friend as well.
#67 - Bears Will Be Bears
Grimm Season 1 - Episode 2
After a case of breaking and entering has one of the intruders go missing, Nick and Hank talk to a mysterious family whose cultural background blurs the line of right and wrong. Meanwhile, Nick tasks Monroe with the safeguarding Aunt Marie, who was almost killed the night prior by a hexenbiest.
#68 - Yahrzeit
CSI: NY Season 5 - Episode 22
The most exclusive jewelry auction of the year ends abruptly when an appraiser is killed during the event. The investigation takes an emotional turn when the CSIs must confront one of the greatest tragedies in human history - the Holocaust.
#70 - Depths
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 7 - Episode 5
Terrorism is initially suspected after the body of a young Arabic diver washes up on the shore, but Goren and Eames soon learn that the victim was part of a trio of con artists that were working as salvagers for a wealthy local man.
#71 - Guardians and Gladiators
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 22 - Episode 1
When the squad tries to solve an assault in Central Park, they are hampered by their own blind spots and a community that is losing trust in the police.
#72 - A Message Back
The Event Season 1 - Episode 14
Thomas summons Sophia, Diane Geller, and the other Sleepers to reveal the contents of the game-changing message he received. With newfound intensity, President Martinez confronts Vice President Ray Jarvis about his betrayal. Sean blackmails Vicky into helping him on a mission of vengeance. Elsewhere, Dempsey continues on his hunt for experimental subjects.
#73 - Skate or Die
Law & Order Season 19 - Episode 21
Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate a serial killer who targets homeless men and discover that a copycat may be at work.
#74 - Alpha Dog
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8 - Episode 15
A popular male model spends the night with a mysterious woman and after a night of love and drugs, is found dead. Goren and Eames uncover the sexual paranoia behind the murder.
#75 - Assassin
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 7 - Episode 14
A Sri Lankan Tamil activist survives an assassination attempt at JFK when she returns from her house arrest in Sri Lanka. When members of her close circle are also targeted, the investigation puts Logan and Wheeler on the trail of a Canadian gun-for-hire in a race to catch the killer before it's too late.
#76 - Price of Pleasure
Medical Investigation Season 1 - Episode 10
When the adult film stars in Los Angeles start falling prey to a devastating disease, the hospital summons the assistance of the NIH team. At first, being as they are adult film stars, Connor suspects an STD. However, when the perfect housewife also falls prey to the same illness, a new link is needed to be found. After some testing, it is discovered that all of the women used the same plastic surgeon for breast implants. The team contacts the doctor, who is reluctant to help, but finally convince him to abide. The team tests the implants, but finds nothing. After some tough thinking, the team realizes that some fish and some water hold the answer.
#79 - All Access
CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 21
Mac and Lindsay question Kid Rock because he was the last person to see his limo driver alive when the driver is found dead in the alley just before Kid Rock’s encore performance concert.
#80 - Perro/Oc
Mayans M.C. Season 1 - Episode 1
EZ’s fate is in flux as the M.C. and the cartel find a common adversary.
#81 - The Glory That Was...
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8 - Episode 8
What should have been a simple meeting turns to murder, leaving Wheeler and Nichols to question an embassy, a security company, the victim's relatives, and how it all connects to the Olympic Site Selection Committee.
#82 - Zoo York
CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 3
Mac and Danny look into the mysterious death of a man torn apart by tigers at the Bronx Zoo, which leads them to both the dead man's meat packing plant as well as his mafia relatives. Hawkes and Stella are left with the case of a beautiful young debutante found dead on the carousel only hours before her coming out.
#83 - Cool Hunter
CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 16
After the body of a dead woman is found in a water tower the team suddenly realizes that the building may hold a bigger mystery than they expected.
#84 - Scorched
Numb3rs Season 2 - Episode 11
An arsonist sets a fire at a car dealership that kills a sales person. The name of an extremist environmental group is spray-painted on the scene, but the group denies involvement. It becomes Don's task to determine whether the group or someone else is responsible. Charlie is called in to help figure out if there is a pattern to the fires that would help provide a profile of the arsonist.
#86 - Mousetrap
Medical Investigation Season 1 - Episode 15
The team travels to Baltimore to help stop an outbreak of the plague, a disease that wiped out much of Europe in the middle ages. But they uncover a string of dirty cops, who were trying to cover up a murder, in the process.
#87 - City of the Dolls
CSI: NY Season 2 - Episode 9
Mac, Danny and Lindsay investigate the death of owner of a doll hospital. Stella and Hawkes look into the death of a woman with terminal cancer.
#88 - Walter: Week Three
In Treatment Season 2 - Episode 14
Walter arrives late for his session, having already postponed it by two hours. Shouting into his cell phone as he enters, he drops his suitcase and hands Paul his garment bag. Noting that Walter seems to be in the midst of a crisis, Paul suggests they reschedule, but Walter insists there won't be a better time later. He finally turns off his cell phone and Blackberry and gives Paul his attention.
#89 - The Fall
CSI: NY Season 1 - Episode 17
When young gang members murder the owner of an upscale Bronx wine store, the CSI’s must work to find evidence that ultimately ties someone to the crime. Before dying, the storeowner makes a statement to police identifying his attackers as young gang members. Tempers flare when the murder investigation reunites Detective Flack with his long-time mentor and friend Sergeant Gavin Moran, who was the first to arrive at the crime scene. Meanwhile, Danny and Aiden investigate the death of an influential movie producer found dead on the canopy of his Chelsea apartment building.