The Best Episodes Directed by Paul Shapiro

Tess, Lies and Videotape

#1 - Tess, Lies and Videotape

Season 1 - Episode 18

Max develops an uncontrollable attraction to Tess that includes intense sexual daydreams, and Sheriff Valenti learns that Topolsky was killed in a suspicious fire. Meanwhile, someone has secretly placed a video camera inside Michael's apartment.

star 8.34
59 votes
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How the Other Half Lives

#2 - How the Other Half Lives

Season 2 - Episode 14

Max tries to stop Alex and Kyle from being buried alive in a cave filled with glowing blue crystals; Isabel is kidnapped by Grant Sorenson possessed by the alien parasite queen; Michael is shot while trying to protect Laurie.

star 8.30
46 votes
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Harvest

#3 - Harvest

Season 2 - Episode 6

After the death of congresswoman Whitaker, Max and the gang visit her hometown, Copper Summit, Arizona, where they find themselves trapped in enemy territory when they learn the whole town population are Skins.

star 8.22
51 votes
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Omerta

#4 - Omerta

Season 3 - Episode 9

On Christmas, Frank and Jordan go one vacation in Vermont. Unexpectedly, they get involved with a supposedly dead Mafia hit man who appears to be living in the woods with a number of mysterious women.

star 8.21
19 votes
Playtime

#5 - Playtime

Season 1 - Episode 8

When Kiera and Carlos investigate two mysterious murder-suicides, they quickly realize that both may be the result of a lethal computer program turning video game programmers into killers.

star 8.15
1161 votes
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Things That Go Jump in the Night

#6 - Things That Go Jump in the Night

Season 1 - Episode 14

When a suicidal hotel guest (guest star Jon Lovitz) declares his life-ending intentions, Danny and Ed race to stop him from taking a flying leap off of the Montecito. Pleading to save the guest's life with the help of a little Vegas magic, Danny and Ed introduce him to the joys of gambling, but their plans backfire when he hits a major winning streak. Meanwhile, Sam lets herself get a little too close to a client only to have her romantic dreams ruined when his fiancée (guest star Paris Hilton) comes to town and Ed struggles with an over-eager security guard.

star 8.10
100 votes
Hiros

#7 - Hiros

Season 1 - Episode 5

Matt uses his abilities to help his marriage. Niki, distraught over another blackout, arrives home to learn that her husband, D.L., has escaped from prison. Claire tells her father about some of the things she's been through lately. Down and out in Vegas, Hiro finally connects with another hero. Peter must figure out what to do with the mysterious message.

star 8.09
694 votes
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Might Have Been

#8 - Might Have Been

Season 2 - Episode 2

Andy and Gail go undercover as cocktail waitresses to clean up a drug-infested club, but get more than they bargained for when their fellow waitress turns out to be involved with a vicious criminal. Meanwhile, Traci wrestles with feelings for her old flame, Detective Barber, Dov tries to weather the storm when a young woman files a complaint against him, and Andy unwittingly opens up to Sam about her commitment to Luke.

star 8.08
192 votes
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Remote Control

#9 - Remote Control

Season 1 - Episode 20

A man escapes from the Seneca Institute and is run over — Digger recognizes him as his blood brother Jay Dougan and John can see Dougan's picture in color. The two of them travel to Northam where the color leaves the dead man as John watches and the body has teeth with no enamel and a tag-id on his tongue. The two of them find the man's Army medal in the woods and follow it back to the Institute where mental patients are kept, but there's no evidence Dugan was ever there. They sneak in and John witnesses patients being drugged to act as "remote viewers", seeing things psionically from a distance. John sees one blind patient, Michael, in color and playing "My Funny Valentine" and gets him out — he has scrambled senses and says he was told he was suffering from a fatal brain disease (similar to John's history — see "The Mourner".) and they took him in and help him develop his gift to see at a distance along with other orphans and homeless people. They realize they're being watched by Sam...

star 8.03
27 votes
Godsend

#10 - Godsend

Season 1 - Episode 12

Matt reveals his abilities to his wife. HRG confers with Mohinder. Now that she knows the truth, Claire tries to make sense of her life. Hiro seeks the sword that he is destined to own. Niki must face the consequences of her decision to turn herself in to the police. Simone and Nathan are worried about Peter, who has been in a coma for two weeks. Peter meets a new hero. Micah visits his mother.

star 8.02
596 votes
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Robbing Hood

#11 - Robbing Hood

Season 2 - Episode 7

A lawyer for the late Gustav Hoffer suspects his client's death was not part of a robbery gone wrong as was reported, but rather murder. He hires Emerson Cod and Ned to find out who killed Hoffer.

star 7.95
114 votes
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Skull and Bones

#12 - Skull and Bones

Season 3 - Episode 6

Frank and Emma investigate a mass grave that may have links to the Millennium Group.

star 7.92
25 votes
Blah Blah Woof Woof

#13 - Blah Blah Woof Woof

Season 1 - Episode 8

Lydecker gets the local police to post ""Wanted"" posters of Max throughout the city, charging her with Vogelsang's murder. Zack returns to beg Max to leave town. Logan offers Max and Zack shelter in a countryside retreat. While saying good-bye, their attraction to each other comes to the surface and Logan and Max kiss. Zack tries again to convince Max to run away with him. Just as she's ready to do it, she learns Logan is near death. Max heads back to Seattle to give Logan a blood transfusion. Though she puts her own life at risk, she does save Logan's life. Lydecker and the police close in on finding Max; however, the real murder confesses. It's Zack who turns himself in to police in order to spare Max. The helicopter transporting Zack back to Manticore mysteriously explodes. No one knows if Zack was killed. Meanwhile, Logan discovers the feeling has partially returned to his paralyzed leg. And, Sketchy is put in charge at Jam Pony. He seizes the opportunity to make himself look li

star 7.86
147 votes
Via Dolorosa (1)

#14 - Via Dolorosa (1)

Season 3 - Episode 21

Frank investigates a series of murders that replicate a serial killer case from his past while Emma moves closer to the Millennium Group.

star 7.86
21 votes
9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

#15 - 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Season 1 - Episode 22

The Drazens contact Mason and offer to trade Jack for Alexis. Mason is reluctant, but Palmer pressures him to go ahead with the deal. Nina and Tony try to distract Teri when they learn of Kim's abduction. Palmer is tempted by a member of his staff.

star 7.82
633 votes
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Saturn Dreaming of Mercury

#16 - Saturn Dreaming of Mercury

Season 3 - Episode 16

When a new family moves into town, Jordan is filled with the uneasy knowledge that the devil is near.

star 7.81
21 votes
Route 666

#17 - Route 666

Season 1 - Episode 13

Sam and Dean head to Missouri to investigate mysterious car accidents involving black men.

star 7.62
1081 votes
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Ch-Ch-Changes

#18 - Ch-Ch-Changes

Season 3 - Episode 12

When Liz begins to undergo some strange, alien-like changes to her body, she decides she needs to get as far from Max as she can. In order to separate from him she must leave Roswell to go to boarding school in Vermont. Meanwhile, Maria gets offered a recording contract in New York, but she isn't sure she likes what the record label people are doing to her music to make it "popular."

star 7.61
39 votes
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Revolution (1)

#19 - Revolution (1)

Season 1 - Episode 20

Ming orders Rankol's execution after he learns that Rankol is a Celetroph. Terek builds a force to rebel against Ming, while Flash is shocked by a discovery he makes in the mainframe room of the Citadel. Dale and Norah, who are being chased by "men in black," escape to Mongo.

star 7.58
17 votes
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The Sound of Snow

#20 - The Sound of Snow

Season 3 - Episode 12

Frank receives a mysterious cassette tape filled with white noise and a visit from beyond the grave.

star 7.47
19 votes
Olfactus

#21 - Olfactus

Season 1 - Episode 17

Four homicides during fashion week due to sudden fits of rage lead to Doctor Hood being asked to investigate.

star 7.44
35 votes
Thirst

#22 - Thirst

Season 5 - Episode 5

Lana joins a sorority to get housing for her last-minute college registration, but the sisters have a deadly agenda which involves turning Lana into a vampire like themselves and sending her against Clark. Meanwhile, Chloe applies to become an intern at the Daily Planet and runs up against the editor-in-chief, Pauline Kahn.

star 7.44
323 votes
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Revolution (2)

#23 - Revolution (2)

Season 1 - Episode 21

The attack against Ming has begun, though Azura offers Ming assistance in repelling Terek's forces. Dr. Gordon is freed from a mind prison, leading to a brief reunion between father and son.

star 7.41
17 votes
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Miracle

#24 - Miracle

Season 1 - Episode 11

After seeing a national news report that a boy's kidney tumor miraculously disappeared after the child drank from a natural spring in Montana, Dr. Jacob Hood rushes to the scene to debunk what he believes to be a fraudulent miracle cure.

star 7.37
40 votes
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Faceoff

#25 - Faceoff

Season 1 - Episode 4

Jaime is sent on an assignment that requires her to rescue an American doctor who is working in Paraguay. While there, she discovers the truth about her life expectancy.

star 7.28
104 votes
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Infestation

#26 - Infestation

Season 1 - Episode 3

Flash and Baylin travel to Mongo to acquire an antidote after Nick is bitten by an alien parasite.

star 7.20
35 votes
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Fight Club

#27 - Fight Club

Season 7 - Episode 20

Mulder and Scully cross paths with two women who are identical and have followed each other across 17 states in the last three years, causing chaos and mayhem wherever they are.

star 6.89
325 votes
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Pride

#28 - Pride

Season 1 - Episode 2

Baylin is Ming's best bounty hunter, but she is stranded on Earth; Tyrus is sent by Ming to fetch her.

star 6.83
54 votes
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