The Best Episodes Directed by Paul Stanley
#1 - No Hallelujahs for Glory
Combat! Season 1 - Episode 24
Sauders resents a female photo journalist until he sees the final results.
#2 - Killer Bee
Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 18
A psychiatric worker, George Loomis, is trying to drive a fellow Vietnam veteran Ted Frazer crazy in order to cover up the fact that he massacred his own platoon during an action. Loomis kidnaps boys and drugs Frazer to make it look like Frazer is mad and to blame for the tragedy. McGarrett and the team must unravel this web of lies and clear Frazer.
#6 - Nobility of Kings
The Virginian Season 4 - Episode 8
New area rancher Ben Justin (Charles Bronson) is branding a calf when Trampas and Randy Benton and nearby rancher Tom Suchette (George Kennedy) arrive. Trampas politely informs the newcomer that following Stockmen's Association rules no calf should be branded until roundup but Ben says he will brand any calf found on his own land. Tom is less polite and threatens Ben if he does it again. Trampas tells the Virginian what happened so the Virginian visits the Justin ranch. On the way he notices some of Ben's cattle have broken through Justin's fence so Ben rides off when informed by the Virginian. The Virginian tells Ben's wife Mary (Lois Nettleton) that if her husband does not follow Stockmen's rules he will be denied access to the railhead to get his cattle to market and Mary tells him that Ben's young son Will (Bob Random) is her stepson. Ben returns to his ranch in the evening and has a hard time stopping himself from drinking. We learn he thinks he can not trust anyone because back E
#10 - The Ultimate Imposter
The Six Million Dollar Man Season 4 - Episode 13
Steve's friend Joe Patton is the subject of a unique experiment to transfer information directly from a computer to a human brain. Patton becomes the OSI's newest super-agent but the process has hidden dangers...
#11 - Drago
Gunsmoke Season 17 - Episode 11
Drago wants to find the person who killed a woman who helped him.
#13 - The Bomber And Mrs. Moroney
Hawaii Five-O Season 3 - Episode 22
Danno's past comes back to haunt him when the brother of a young boy he shot is released and wants revenge. The brother takes Chin Ho, Jenny and others hostage in McGarrett's office and threatens to blow them up, and Danno must resolve the tense situation.
#14 - The Medal
Combat! Season 1 - Episode 14
D'Amato and Wharton, two close friends within the platoon, become separated from the rest of the men when the platoon comes under fire from a German tank and its machine gunner. D'Amato manages to flank the armor and capture the machine gun which he then uses against the supporting German infantry. D'Amato is wounded in the process and by the time the rest of the platoon reaches the position, Wharton has taken over the machine gun making Lt. Hanley think that it was he, Wharton, and not D'Amato, who singlehandedly captured the German armor.
#15 - I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
The Streets of San Francisco Season 3 - Episode 5
To solve the murder of an AWOL Marine, Keller goes undercover to join a group of Vietnam War protesters.
#16 - Reunion
Combat! Season 1 - Episode 13
After the battalion pushes the Germans out of a small French town, Private Paul Villers, a member of Saunders' squad, asks permission to look for his father, a French doctor. Villers' was born in France but his parents divorced when he was four and his mother, an American, took him back to the US. He knows the town they're in is where his father was born and looks for him there. It doesn't take him long to find his father, but it takes him a bit longer to find out some things about his father that he wasn't counting on.
#17 - A Bullet For McGarrett
Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 6
A university professor, Dr. Paul Farrar, is using hypnosis to programme students into becoming assassins. McGarrett uses a policewoman as bait for Dr. Farrar, but the plan goes wrong and her life is put in danger.
#18 - Colt Breaks Out (2)
The Fall Guy Season 2 - Episode 4
After breaking Dan out of jail and with Mary who witness the murder Littlefield engineered, Colt goes back to L.A. to vindicate Dan. But when Littlefield learns that Mary's a witness against him, he calls someone in the National Guard and they capture Howie and the stunt men who were making their way back to L.A. So Colt can't let Mary testify, and with no other choice, he goes back to Littlefield with Dan and Mary to break Howie and the others. But Littlefield is ready for him.
#20 - Cry, Lie
Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 20
Chin Ho is accused of bribery, and cannot provide alibis for the nights in question. Worse, he is called to the middle of nowhere for a set-up. Chin's position is threatened, and the Governor orders an inquiry. McGarrett and the others must work out how Chin was framed and clear him of the accusations.
#22 - The Wolves Up Front, the Jackals Behind
The Virginian Season 4 - Episode 26
Randy Benton arrives in Prindiville, Montana to meet Georgie Sam Smith (Michael J. Pollard) with whom he is supposed to start a horse ranch. He finds Georgie Sam is no longer interested in such a venture and that he is working at the livery stable solely so he can watch local girl Dulcy (Peggy Lipton) walk by each day. He admits Dulcy does not even know he exists but convinces Randy to stick around by visiting a local ranch run by Pa Colby (Jay C. Flippen) to buy a mare. At the ranch Randy discovers Dulcy is Colby's daughter and is so taken with her that he is signed on for a few days as a ranch hand by her brother Ben (Donnelly Rhodes). However, he agrees to help Georgie Sam, who has also signed on as a temporary hand, in his quest for Dulcy That evening a stranger (James Farentino) arrives in Prindiville and pays to have the local mortician cut a headstone labeled ""Colby."" At the Colby Ranch, Ben sends Randy to help Dulcy bring the food for the hands' lunch, even though Randy tries
#23 - My Brother's Keeper
Gunsmoke Season 17 - Episode 10
While trying to hide from a storm Festus finds old Indian is about to die. Festus keeps trying to stop the indian from dying.
#26 - The Money Machine
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 8
Walter DuBruis is a criminal financier in Africa, and has made a deal with a countefeiter, Rag Tagoor. DuBruis will pass the fake money that Tagoor manufactures, wrecking the pro-Western country of Ghalea. DuBruis is above the law unless there is firm evidence, so the IMF have to put him out of business. Cinnamon tries to corner the market on a company's copper stock, interesting DuBruis by mentioning her husband has found a new vein of copper. DuBruis plans to buy the stock for himself, but needs money. Conveniently, Rollin fakes an epileptic seizure, and DuBruis discovers that Rollin is a counterfeiter. He makes a deal with Rollin to make up fake money to make up the $5 million he needs, by providing his own $3 million as a sample. Thanks to a fake machine and Barney passing out special paper, the deal goes smoothly, but Barney substitutes fake money for DuBruis' real money, too. DuBruis attracts the attention of the foreign minister by buying up all the copper shares. Told to show t
#27 - The Ives Have It
The Fall Guy Season 2 - Episode 2
Terri sends Colt to Aruba to bring back a burglar, but it turns out she is one of twins and had a good reason for the breaking and entering. But which one did it?
#28 - False Witness
The Streets of San Francisco Season 3 - Episode 15
A hispanic police officer (Martinez) is fed up with his old neighborhood being turned into a narcotics haven by a pusher named Perez. Attempts to convict him have been repeatedly unsuccessful. The officer then goes as far as planting incriminating evidence to bring the pusher to justice.
#29 - Death Boat
The Fall Guy Season 2 - Episode 14
When a jewel thief has plastic surgery and takes a cruise to recover, Colt and insurance investigator Kay Faulkner join the cruise along with Howie and Jody, who pretend to be an invalid and his nurse. Now if only they could identify the thief.
#30 - Colt's Outlaws (1)
The Fall Guy Season 2 - Episode 3
While shooting on location, Colt and his mentor Dan Wild go drinking and when they come out of the bar, the sheriff arrests Wild for being drunk. The next day, Colt learns that while in custody, Wild shot someone. Colt returns to L.A. and learns that the mayor of the town is crooked. He also finds out that the governor is trying to build a case against the mayor, but so far the only person willing to testify against him was the man Wild killed. Obviously Wild was set up. Colt then comes up with a plan. He organizes some of the stunt men who are Wild's friends, and they pose as bikers and go down to the town and tear it up.
#31 - The Council (2)
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 12
Rollin-as-Wayne orders the death of Jim, who is impersonating a federal investigator, without getting the approval of the Syndicate Council. With Jim's killing a a distraction, Rollin breaks into the safe at Syndicate HQ and duplicates the financial records. The Council, unhappy with "Wayne's" independence and the fact that the murder is attracting headlines, condemn him to death. Rollin runs, but at the last moment switches place with the real Wayne, who has received plastic surgeon to make him look like Rollin. Wayne is killed by the hitman, Johnny, and the records are used to bust the Syndicate.
#32 - The Survivors
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 3
Two scientists and their wives have been kidnapped by enemy agent Eric Stavak. If Stavak doesn't get ahold of a third scientist, the other two are useless and will be killed. If he gets the third, than Stavak will have the key to an "ultimate weapon" project. Phelps and Cinnamon pretend to be the third scientist and his wife and alllow themselves to be kidnapped and taken to the other two scientists and their wives. Phelps predicts an upcoming earthquake, which the IMF team goes to work and fake-implements. Phelps digs out an escape route through a storm drain, only to be shoved aside by Stavak and his henchmen as they make their escape. While Jim leads everyone out of a perfectly-working elevator, Stavak and the others are captured as they emerge onto a perfectly-intact San Francisco street.
#37 - The Council (1)
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 11
Frank Wayne is the head of the Syndicate, and by putting the Mob's ill-gotten gains in a Swiss bank account, he threatens to ruin the U.S. gold reserve. The IMF must recover the funds and put Wayne away. Jim harasses Wayne, forcing the gangster to move his records to the Syndicate's office HQ. Then Jim and Barney subpoena and grill Wayne, while Rollin studies Wayne to impersonate his mannerisms. They fake an escape for Wayne long enough for him to call his henchman, but Rollin then takes his place. "Wayne" then orders Barney's death. With "Wayne" on the lam, the Syndicate insist that he leave town, but Rollin sells them on the idea of plastic surgery...to make "Wayne" look like Rollin!
#38 - The Spy
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 16
Felicia Vabar, an enemy spy, has procured one of two overlays that was being sent to a meeting between NATO and a small European country. The overlays combined form a detailed map of NATO's missile defense system. Felicia has recruited Captain Cherno, head of the European country's security, to get her the second overlay. The IMF must stop her. Felicia plans to get the overlay out of a safe during an air-raid drill, but Jim beats her to it when Barney fakes an air-raid siren. Jim fires the overlay out to Rollin. Jim has been hypnotized to resist interrogation ujntil someone tries to kill him, while Rollin slips a picture of the overlay to Cinnamon who makes a fake. Rollin negotiates with Felicia, while Cinnamon (pretending to be an American embassy official) convinces Dubov, Cherno's superior, that she knows where the overlay is. As Dubov looks on, Cherno arrives there and gets the overlay from Rollin who escapes. Then Felicia arrives, buys the fake overlay from Cherno and shoots him.
#39 - The Burning Ice
Hawaii Five-O Season 4 - Episode 9
McGarrett finds holes in a convict's story and a husband becomes a suspect in the murder of his wife.
#40 - Double Wedding
Dallas Season 2 - Episode 6
Ed Haynes shows up in Dallas, causing conflict in Bobby and Pam's marriage. Pam was married to Ed, something she failed to tell Bobby. J.R of course uses the opportunity to stick it, again, to Pam. Ed was in the Vietnam war when Pam got the divorce, and claimed he never got the divorce papers, and claims that he and Pam are still married.
#41 - One For The Money
Hawaii Five-O Season 1 - Episode 19
When a girl is found murdered and numbered 'one', McGarrett suspects a serial killer. However the killer seems to be very selective in targeting members of a particular company, and suspicion soon falls on two brothers who stand to inherit the firm from their aged aunt.
#43 - Ten Thousand Diamonds And A Heart
Hawaii Five-O Season 3 - Episode 16
An electronics genius is busted out of prison so he can mastermind a massive robbery of diamonds from the Honolulu Diamond Exchange.
#44 - The Golden Triangle
MacGyver Season 1 - Episode 2
Opening Gambit: MacGyver uses a magnet to retrieve stolen documents, escapes a car about to be flattened, and then traps the thieves in midair. Main Episode: When MacGyver tries to retrieve a canister filled with a deadly chemical in Burma, he stumbles right into an area known as the Golden Triangle, where the military uses farmers as slaves on the opium fields. MacGyver is mistaken for a narcotics agent and is captured, but convinces the slaves to fight their oppression. MacGyver assists by setting several traps at the slave camp, and when the army returns to suppress the unrest, the real action begins.
#45 - The Corrupter
Kojak Season 1 - Episode 7
A new staff, including a former model, may be involved in a jewelry store owner's murder.
#46 - Deadly Maneuvers
Knight Rider Season 1 - Episode 3
Michael stops to offer a stranded Army Lieutenant a lift, only to learn when they arrive at her base that her father has died under mysterious circumstances. With the events surrounding the death highly suspicious, Michael decides to investigate.
#47 - The Contender (1)
Mission: Impossible Season 3 - Episode 2
Charles Buckman is attempting to gain a stranglehold on all professional and amateur sports. If successful, the U.S. will be discredited in the world athletic community. Buckman is working with Syndicate man Dan Whelan. The IMF must eliminate them. Barney takes a crash course in boxing and impersonates Richy Lamoine. Barney-as-Richy announces a comeback, and Buckman forces manager-Rollin to sign with him. Meanwhile, Jim gets a job with Whelan. But as he sneaks through an access tunnel to get to Whelan's office, Whelan and his men come down the tunnel...
#48 - Cover-Up
Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 15
A nurse seeks help from Quincy when a heart-attack victim dies at the medical center where she works. Her boss and the two doctors involved want her help in trying to cover up the true circumstances of what happened. She fears for her job if she doesn't help and her career if she does.
#49 - The Contender (2)
Mission: Impossible Season 3 - Episode 3
Jim manages to avoid Whelan by hiding in the tunnel pipes overhead. He gets access to a list of Whelan's bookies. Meanwhile, Barney-as-Richy fights his way through a series of matches, helped by a concealed gas emitter in the ring beneath his opponents' corner. Finally Barney faces Buckman's champ Staczek, with orders to take a dive. He knocks out Staczek against Buckman's orders, leaving Buckman to be bankrupted covering the bets.
#50 - The Late John Louisiana
Hawaii Five-O Season 3 - Episode 9
The hitman sent to kill the witness to a two year old murder instead falls in love with her and McGarrett and the team must lead the search to find her before duty overtakes love.
#51 - To Kill Or Be Killed
Hawaii Five-O Season 3 - Episode 17
Five-O investigates the death of Vietnam hero Jack Rigney, who fell from a balcony. His father is a World War II veteran, but his brother Michael is a peacenik, and Danno goes undercover as a draft dodger to help solve the mystery of Jack's death.
#52 - Rest In Peace, Somebody
Hawaii Five-O Season 4 - Episode 10
A policeman who was kicked off the force blames McGarrett and Five-O and plans to kill the Governor.
#53 - Odd Man In
Hawaii Five-O Season 4 - Episode 14
A veteran criminal who has already had dealings with Five-O escapes, and plans to steal millions of dollars from drug smugglers.
#54 - Harvest of Strangers
The Virginian Season 4 - Episode 22
At the hotel, Sheriff Emmett Ryker gets ready to leave Medicine Bow on business and is seen off by several citizens including Regan (Geoffrey Horne) who has been appointed a deputy while Emmett is away. Also at the hotel on business are Morgan Starr and the Virginian who encounter, and are flirted with respectively, by Constance Burns (Jan Shepard) who works at the saloon and by the snobbish Louise Deavers (Barbara Turner) who is engaged to a man in San Francisco. As Emmett leaves on the train, a group of heavily armed Metis arrive (mixed blood Indians and French Canadians) led by Jean (Fabrizio Mioni) and Shilton (John Anderson). Smelling trouble, Regan resigns as deputy and the town leaders are wary of the strangers even though Starr and the Virginian tell them the are simply fearmongering. The owner of the hotel, Charlie Davis (Willard Sage) is reluctant to give rooms to the newcomers except at exhorbitant prices and certainly to those he perceives as ""Indians"" who are forbidden to
#56 - The Wrong Medicine
Cannon Season 5 - Episode 3
A doctor treats a diabetic in the emergency room and she then dies. He claims that the patient was wearing an indicator bracelet that has seemed to have vanished. Cannon is hired to investigate.
#58 - Night of the Long Knives
The Time Tunnel Season 1 - Episode 14
Tony is shot by Afghani tribesmen and left for dead, and they then take Doug prisoner. Doug is taken before Singh, the head of the Afghanis fighting against the British in 1876, while Rudyard Kipling rescues Tony and takes him to the English fort. The Afghanis are preparing for a massive attack on the English, the 'Night of the Long Knives'. With the aid of a blind slave, Doug escapes and gets back to the fort, while Kipling is captured. The general in charge has been ordered to only defend himself, so he has the head of the Afghani forces under English command launch an "unofficial" attack. Doug and Tony accompany them and rescue Kipling, and Singh is killed in the attack.
#63 - Hidalgo
Gunsmoke Season 17 - Episode 17
After Matt is hurt, He makes friends who must help him stay alive.
#65 - Hara-Kiri: Murder
Hawaii Five-O Season 7 - Episode 13
McGarrett and Five-O need to find out why a Japanese banker ritually killed himself and catch a true criminal into the bargain.
#66 - The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All
The Virginian Season 4 - Episode 20
At Shiloh, the Virginian pays off hand Niles Tait (Lou Antonio) and offer him a full-time job which he says he will think about. As he leaves he picks up a little girl's bonnet won by Randy Benton which had been damaged in some tomfoolery with the hands. Jennifer sees him and he says the bonnet is for his sister. Jennifer assumes she is a little girl and offers him some of Betsy's things but he refuses out of pride. Meanwhile, Niles' sister Marcy (Stacey Maxwell), who is a mentally-challenged 16 year old, plays near a waterfall on the Tait ranch where she surreptitiously observes the arrival of Brodie (Jack Dodson) and a wounded Gully (Robert Petersen) who have robbed the local bank. Brodie figures the Sheriff will be looking for two men and that the wounded Gully will slow him down so he shoots and kills him and hides the robbery money nearby. Ma and Pa Tait (Angela Clarke & Anthony Caruso) discuss their daughter and it is clear the mother is ashamed of her mentally-challenged daughte
#67 - Phoenix
Gunsmoke Season 17 - Episode 2
After convict wants to kill a man he has never seen before after he gets out of prison.
#68 - Angels Belong in Heaven
Charlie's Angels Season 3 - Episode 12
A small-time crook who owes Charlie a favor leaves an urgent warning that someone is after one of the Angels. Kelly's houseguest, Sally, decides to stay in a hotel until the scandal has blown over but ends up in the center of it.
#69 - Angel Baby
Charlie's Angels Season 2 - Episode 11
The Angels help out Kelly's old friend who thinks his fiancee has deserted him. It turns out she is about to have his child and sell it on the black market, rather than force him to marry her. The Angels track her down at the Warfield Home for Girls, where pregnant girls are tricked into giving up their babies and then are held there as prisoners.
#70 - Right Grave, Wrong Body
Hawaii Five-O Season 7 - Episode 6
A criminal, Hobart, is robbing liquor stores using a policeman's former gun, but the officer wants it back as he used it to kill a bankrobber five years before and the body has been uncovered.
#71 - The Night of the Spanish Curse
The Wild Wild West Season 4 - Episode 14
West and Gordon are called into Mexico to investigate a group of bandits who are attacking and terrorizing border towns. They track the bandits to a Mexican Village where they learn of an old legend about Cortez.
#72 - The Economist
The Untouchables Season 4 - Episode 4
Chicago, the Summer of 1932. There are 12-million unemployed in the U.S.; with less money to spend, the price of booze goes down. The whiskey Syndicate is meeting; the chairman is the powerful gangster Vincent Tunis who runs the town. His 3 lieutenants suggest they hit the speaks. To make a point, Tunis demands a toothpick from his underling Charlie Grach; Tunis roughs him up, bloodies his nose, and points a gun at Charlie*-- demanding a toothpick. Charlie pleads, ""I can't give ya what I haven't got."" Tunis quips, ""Neither can the speak operators."" Vincent Tunis is The Economist: he explains the law of supply-and-demand to the Syndicate. The speak owners get 15 cents a shot for booze, that's $3 a bottle, that's $36 a case-- and the Syndicate wants $75 a case; the speak owners can't give the Syndicate what they don't have. So, Tunis will dry up the market, sending the price of booze way up-- he says, to ""20 cents, 30 cents, 50 cents: where it belongs""** Vincent Tunis reads to t
#73 - The Pea
The Untouchables Season 4 - Episode 5
Chicago, December 18, 1930. On the southside of town, Herbie Catcher is playing 8-ball for 50 cents a game, in a dilapidated pool joint. Herbie, not being much of a pool player, gets cleaned out by Cooker. Herbie's best friend is Josh, a nice black man who happens to be blind, who is the employee working in the pool hall. Josh tells him, ""You'd be surprised at the things I can see, I'm an owl in the dark."" (""Owl"" is his nickname.) Since Herbie can't make money shooting pool, and only has a job working as a busboy, he is in the habit of getting a few bucks by giving Eliot Ness tips. However, today his tips are all stale. Herbie tells Ness that Wally Marcos is back in town; Ness says he already left again. Herbie has info on Angel Podaris; Ness says he sold out to Martin Rawlings. Herbie relates that there's a new place on Maple Street making bottles for imported Scotch; Ness says, ""We knocked it over last week."" Even though all the ""hot tips"" are useless, Ness slips him a fin
#74 - New Girl in Town
Baretta Season 4 - Episode 1
A mobster orders a ""hit"" on Baretta's new partner, a drug-sniffing police dog.
#75 - Buddy
Baretta Season 4 - Episode 6
Baretta puts his career at risk by sheltering a retarded teenager who he thinks has been falsely accused of killing his mother.
#76 - It's a Boy
Baretta Season 4 - Episode 14
When a former girlfriend shows up with a baby named after him, Baretta plans to marry her until it turns out that she is a pawn in a power struggle between two mobs, with an assassin on her trail.