The Best Episodes Directed by Paul Shapiro

#1 - Tess, Lies and Videotape

Roswell - 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 8.36

#2 - How the Other Half Lives

Roswell - 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 8.23

#3 - Harvest

Roswell - 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 8.23

#4 - Omerta

Millennium - 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

#5 - Playtime

Continuum - 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 8.18

#6 - Independence Day

Roswell - Season 1 - Episode 15

After Michael has a violent showdown with his father, Max and Isabel's father helps Michael set up his emancipation; the fourth alien emerges as a shapeshifter who watches over Max, Michael and Isabel.

star 8.14

#7 - Remote Control

John Doe - 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 8.11

#8 - Might Have Been

Rookie Blue - 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 8.11

#9 - Hiros

Heroes - 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 8.11

#10 - Things That Go Jump in the Night

Las Vegas - 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 8.09

#11 - 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

24 - Season 1 - Episode 23

The Drazens threaten to kill Kim unless Jack pays Palmer a visit. Jack complies and is able to save Palmer's life once again. Jack then agrees to trade his life for Kim's since the Drazens believe Palmer is dead. Kim manages to escape from the Drazens and swims to safety. Teri tells Jack about her unexpected good news. A second mole is revealed inside CTU.

star 8.05

#12 - Pariah

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 12

When a mysterious killer strikes at both Lana and Jason, Alicia is the leading suspect and even Clark comes to doubt her innocence. Feeling betrayed, she secretly tricks Clark into revealing his powers in front of one of his friends. And Genevieve returns to town with an offer for Lex, who in turn has an offer for Jason.

star 8.05

#13 - Stray

Smallville - Season 1 - Episode 16

A child who can read minds escapes his cruel parents and finds happiness with the Kents. But that joy may be brief when his parents come looking for the boy so they can use his psychic gifts in a life of crime.

star 8.04

#14 - False Flag

Burn Notice - Season 1 - Episode 10

Michael is hired to track down a woman's estranged husband, who has disappeared with their son. Michael soon finds himself pitted against somebody just as skilled and dangerous as he is.

star 8.03

#15 - Michael, The Guys and The Great Snapple Caper

Roswell - Season 3 - Episode 2

Michael works as a security guard, but when he tries to loosen up his co-workers, he causes more harm than good. Meanwhile, Max and Liz continue to see each other despite her parents' wishes.

star 8.03

#16 - Godsend

Heroes - 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 8.03

#17 - Aqua

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 4

At a party at Crater Lake, Lois is saved from drowning by Arthur "A.C." Curry. Arthur has incredible swimming abilities, but also a secret agenda aimed at...Lex. Meanwhile, Professor Fine discussed Lex's weapons-manfucturing operations with Clark.

star 7.97

#18 - Robbing Hood

Pushing Daisies - 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 7.96

#19 - Saturn Dreaming of Mercury

Millennium - Season 3 - Episode 16

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

star 7.94

#20 - Sneeze

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 2

In the aftermath of Zod's activities, Clark develops a new power. Lois gets a new job, Lana takes a new step in her relationship with Lex, and Lex has to deal with a new danger. Meanwhile, an old friend of Lex's arrives in Metropolis.

star 7.90

#21 - Blah Blah Woof Woof

Dark Angel - 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

#22 - Via Dolorosa (1)

Millennium - 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 7.84

#23 - 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

24 - 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 7.83

#24 - Skull and Bones

Millennium - Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.81

#25 - Solitude

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 8

When Martha comes down with a strange disease, Professor Fine convinces Clark that Jor-El is responsible and that the Fortress must be trying to eliminate the father of Kal-El. But Professor Fine has an ulterior motive which comes to fruition when they arrive.

star 7.77

#26 - Jinx

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 7

Mikail Mxyzptlk, a foreign exchange student and bookie, has the power to control others and uses it to sabotage football games, including the one Clark is quarterbacking. Clark and Chloe figure out his secret, but he threatens to kill Chloe unless Clark throws the next game. Mikail came to Smallville via LuthorCorp, and Lex will do almost anything to learn his secret.

star 7.74

#27 - The Crossing

Threshold - Season 1 - Episode 10

Molly and Baylock realize the Threshold detainees must be moved immediately to a more secure facility in West Virginia when a prisoner attacks and infects a security guard, then tries to break himself and other infected prisoners out of their cells.

star 7.66

#28 - Shorties in Love

Dark Angel - Season 1 - Episode 16

When Diamond, an old girlfriend of Original Cindy's mysteriously reappears to rekindle their relationship, Max finds her anonymity dangerously comprised by a stranger with a deadly secret. Max becomes suspicious of Diamond's presence when Max is attacked by strangers. Logan investigates the identity of the attackers. Meanwhile, Max carries out a heist at the request of Logan. Unbeknownst to her, Max is followed on the heist by Diamond. Diamond accidentally trips an alarm and Max is caught. Diamond got away with the goods from the heist and convinces Cindy to leave town with her to start a new life. While Max is in jail, Hazmat-suited soldiers drug her and take her to a laboratory. Max escapes after she learns her captors plan to kill her because she won't reveal the whereabouts of Diamond. With the help of Logan, Max discovers Diamond is wanted because she was injected with a deadly biological poison which was given to her by a genetics corporation. The corporation is trying to cover

star 7.64

#29 - Route 666

Supernatural - Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.60

#30 - The Sound of Snow

Millennium - Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 7.56

#31 - Ch-Ch-Changes

Roswell - 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 7.53

#32 - Olfactus

Eleventh Hour (US) - Season 1 - Episode 17

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

star 7.48

#33 - Thirst

Smallville - 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 7.48

#34 - Miracle

Eleventh Hour (US) - 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 7.47

#35 - Revolution (1)

Flash Gordon (2007) - 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 7.43

#36 - Faceoff

Bionic Woman - 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 7.34

#37 - Revolution (2)

Flash Gordon (2007) - 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 7.33

#38 - Infestation

Flash Gordon (2007) - Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.24

#39 - Fight Club

The X-Files - 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 6.88

#40 - Pride

Flash Gordon (2007) - 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 6.85