The BEST episodes directed by Ray Austin

Defection to Paradise (1)
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9.00
1 votes

#1 - Defection to Paradise (1)

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 7

When the daughter of a Russian official defects to the U.S. by hiding in one of the rock band Bread's speaker cabinets sent to Hawaii, the Hardy Boys must track her down before the KGB does.

Have Guns- Will Haggle
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8.63
34 votes

#2 - Have Guns- Will Haggle

The Avengers - Season 6 - Episode 12

The spectacular theft of 3,000 top-secret FF70 rifles from a Government establishment brings Steed and Tara. Steed meets an old 'friend' and is invited to an auction. Tara has other reasons for being there.

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Target!
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8.61
38 votes

#3 - Target!

The New Avengers - Season 1 - Episode 6

In an attempt to break Steed's perfect shooting-range record, Purdey tackles the range with all her grace and skill. However, it's not enough as she misses one tiny percentage and gets hit with a mark. But other agents begin to die who have performed similarly, and Steed and Gambit start putting the clues together and find that they must work fast to save their friend and colleague before she succumbs to a nasty poison.

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The Desperate Diplomat
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8.51
39 votes

#4 - The Desperate Diplomat

The Saint - Season 6 - Episode 4

Simon tries to find a diplomat friend who disappeared with $1,000,000.

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Did You See the Sunrise? (2)
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8.38
128 votes

#5 - Did You See the Sunrise? (2)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 3 - Episode 2

Conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story. As Magnum, T.C. and Nuzo plan to get to Ivan before he kills them, the Navy – inparticular Colonel Greene and Admiral Hawkes – have their own concerns in the situation and questions regarding Mac’s death. But things are not as previously thought about Nuzo, and not only is T.C.’s life in great danger, but many other people’s too as a result, in part of an assassination plot of a Japanese prince...

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Three Handed Game
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8.31
65 votes

#6 - Three Handed Game

The New Avengers - Season 1 - Episode 13

Steed's plan to have 3 memory experts memorise a third of each of the Allied defence plans for courier purposes seems to have been a perfect success until Juvenator arrives with a machine capable of draining minds.

Ghost Writer
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8.22
213 votes

#7 - Ghost Writer

Magnum, P.I. - Season 2 - Episode 12

Magnum is hired by an attractive “ghost writer” who is writing a biography of eccentric millionaire Harold Farber – whom she has never met in person, communicating only via phone – when all her notes on Farber are stolen, in an obvious attempt to stop the book ever being written. As they investigate, they find themselves in the middle of a highly mysterious situation. Meanwhile, T.C. has landed himself a highly lucrative but shady piloting job delivering chemicals to a high-rise, but the building he is making the deliveries to turns out to be at the centre of the mystery...

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Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?
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8.20
5 votes

#8 - Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Season 1 - Episode 8

A criminal gang is feeding Marty false information (which he gives to Jeff, who in turn tells the police) to keep the cops away from real burglary targets. Once Marty has served his purpose, he will be exorcised by a clairvoyant gang member, who has been working on Jean's emotions to make her an unwitting participant in the plan to dispose of Marty.

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
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8.20
3 votes

#9 - Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Hart to Hart - Season 5 - Episode 22

Max is taken hostage. The Harts scramble to save him by participating in a scheme aimed at robbing an international jewel salesman of $20 million in gems.

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Memories Are Forever (1)
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8.19
221 votes

#10 - Memories Are Forever (1)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 2 - Episode 5

While working on a routine divorce case, Thomas catches a brief glimpse of a woman on a passing boat that he is certain is Michelle, the girl he married during the Vietnam war seven years ago, and whom he previously believed to have been killed shortly afterwards in a bombing raid. All he has of the brisk sighting is some blurred photos he managed to take, and T.C. and Rick, whilst not completely convinced, help as he scours the local area looking for her. But there are several parties that intend to see that Thomas is unable to make contact with Michelle, and the search sees them stumbling into dangerous political territory.

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Did You See the Sunrise? (1)
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8.17
222 votes

#11 - Did You See the Sunrise? (1)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 3 - Episode 1

First part of what was originally shown as a feature-length story. Nuzo, an old war comrade of T.C. and Magnum's, suddenly arrives in Hawaii, and finds T.C. to warn him that Colonel Ivan, a sadistic Russian agent who once held them captive and tortured them in a P.O.W. camp in Vietnam, is after them. At first, T.C. puts his old buddy's fears down to delayed stress, but it gradually begins to seem that there might be some truth in his claims. Meanwhile, Lt. MacReynolds resigns from the Navy, and Magnum lets him stay with him for a few days, but a fatal accident meant for Thomas - as yet unaware of Nuzo's warnings - adds ground to the fears that maybe Ivan is on the trail after all...

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Little Girl Who
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8.15
119 votes

#12 - Little Girl Who

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 7

Magnum's ex-wife Michelle leaves her five-year-old daughter Lily to be safeguarded by Thomas, as she escapes Vietnamese assassins out to kill her and her husband, General Hue. As Thomas watches over the child, he begins to wonder why Michelle has suddenly left Lily with him and if Lily is his own daughter, and once again sets about trying to track down his elusive former wife.

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Billy Joe Bob
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8.10
265 votes

#13 - Billy Joe Bob

Magnum, P.I. - Season 2 - Episode 1

It's the Wild West all over again when a hot-headed young Texan hires Magnum to find his sister.

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One Picture is Worth
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8.03
123 votes

#14 - One Picture is Worth

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 3

A gifted deaf painter is the only eye-witness to a bank robbery in which four people were slaughtered. Carol persuades Magnum to secure the young woman on the Masters Estate and act as her body-guard when her life is endangered after identifying one of the perpetrators in a Police line-up...

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Money to Burn
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8.00
3 votes

#15 - Money to Burn

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Season 1 - Episode 20

Just at a time when Jeff could use some money an old friend shows up with a money-making proposition. Not so much money ""making"" as money ""taking"": he suggests to Jeff that they steal old notes that are en route to the incinerator. Jeff watches from a distance to see if his friend shows up and ends up in jail charged with the crime when the police prove he was in the vicinity and his alibi falls through.

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You Can Always Find a Fall Guy
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8.00
3 votes

#16 - You Can Always Find a Fall Guy

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Season 1 - Episode 25

Jeff is charged with a break-in at an electronics company. He's obviously been set up, given that the first thing he saw when he walked into his apartment after an all-nighter was a nun telling him the electronics company was a convent. Everything has been made to look totally unbelievable, which is why Jeff has difficulty trying to convince the police to give him time to prove he has been framed.

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Memories Are Forever (2)
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7.96
130 votes

#17 - Memories Are Forever (2)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 2 - Episode 6

In the conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story, Magnum's desperate search for Michelle faces being forced to a halt after he has been called up for active Navy duty and ordered to testify in Washington. Thomas suspects that is just a political smoke-screen to try and get him off Michelle's trail. Briefly re-united with Michelle, who is married to Vietnamese General Hue, who is involved in delicate negotiations regarding the returning remains of M.I.A.s and P.O.W.s from Vietnam. But Michelle is suspected of being a traitor agent and is in great danger...

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All Done with Mirrors
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7.95
62 votes

#18 - All Done with Mirrors

The Avengers - Season 6 - Episode 8

The leaking of secrets at Carmadoc Research Establishment throws suspicion on to Steed, who must suffer the torment of house arrest while Tara goes in with a new partner.

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House of Cards
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7.92
74 votes

#19 - House of Cards

The New Avengers - Season 1 - Episode 2

When Steed has a hoard of screaming teenagers rescue his intended victim, spymaster Perov seemingly commits suicide. But days later his system of sleeper agents, the House of Cards, activates, and Steed, Purdy & Gambit find themselves fighting trusted friends.

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To Kill in Plain Sight
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7.91
35 votes

#20 - To Kill in Plain Sight

Quincy, M.E. - Season 6 - Episode 16

An explosion kills a man who is discovered to be the advance scout for a hitman. Quincy is in a race against time to find the assassin and thwart the plot to kill a government official at a hotel convention.

Medium Rare
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7.87
63 votes

#21 - Medium Rare

The New Avengers - Season 2 - Episode 3

Mason is the paymaster to a group of informants, but all is not what it seems: the informants are a single man. When Mason suspects this, he is murdered by Wallace, who has been lining his own pockets. Steed begins to investigate, and Wallace decides that the only option left is to frame Steed and kill him.

Ms. Jones
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7.86
125 votes

#22 - Ms. Jones

Magnum, P.I. - Season 5 - Episode 19

A reluctant Magnum is hired by Ms. Jones – the clerk at the Hall of Records who often aggravates him with excessive red tape – to help her find her husband Ray. He is an expert computer programmer who has disappeared after completing work on a valuable new Artificial Intelligence formula, which could potentially be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands...

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Beauty Knows No Pain
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7.85
283 votes

#23 - Beauty Knows No Pain

Magnum, P.I. - Season 1 - Episode 18

Thomas is hired by Barbara Terranova, a financially broke woman who can only afford his services for one day, to find her missing fiancé Roger. But the case has several tangles in store when Magnum finds there are others searching for Roger too; And matters are complicated even further when T.C., desperate for some much-needed publicity for Island Hoppers, collars him into competing in the upcoming swim-run-bike Ironman triathlon. Fitness trainer Barbara trains him for the event in exchange for his extended help in locating her fiancé...

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The Love-for-Sale Boat
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7.84
128 votes

#24 - The Love-for-Sale Boat

Magnum, P.I. - Season 5 - Episode 17

Mac's latest shady money-making scheme has landed him in trouble with the Japanese Yakuza, so he convinces Rick to buy a sailboat from him, complete with a crew of three Japanese women who barely speak a word of English. Rick is furious when Mac skips town just before the boat is impounded because Mac didn't own it in the first place, leaving Rick unable to repay Ice Pick the $20,000 he borrowed to buy the yacht, now that he can't make the money he planned by renting the boat out for charters. To get Rick's money back and keep the Yakuza and Ice Pick from doing him harm, Thomas sets out across the mainland to track down Mac.

Dead Man's Channel
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7.80
292 votes

#25 - Dead Man's Channel

Magnum, P.I. - Season 2 - Episode 2

After her archaeologist father's boat is found deserted at sea in the Nehoa Channel, a young marine biologist student hires Magnum to find out what happened to him. Ancient superstitions say that the channel is "cursed", and local natives warn Magnum to stay away, but he is determined to get to the bottom of what happened to the missing man, and so, with aid of Rick's yaught, they go hunting for both sunken treasure, and whoever was behind the girl's father's disappearance...

The Black Orchid
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7.76
282 votes

#26 - The Black Orchid

Magnum, P.I. - Season 1 - Episode 16

Magnum has been hired by a woman to act out some of her rich, bored sister's fantasy dramas, concocted from 1930s Dashiell Hammett films. Although growing to enjoy the world of fantasy, Magnum has a hard time keeping up with the eccentric woman, and when he finds out that her husband is a wealthy, infamously jealous and bad-tempered business man, he decides to cut his loses and finish the arrangement. But he is just informing the girl that he is calling a halt to his participation, when they are attacked by real thugs, and soon after the girl is poisoned. With the woman still caught up in her world of fantasy, Magnum must thrust himself back into reality to find out just what is really going on...

When the Spirit Moves You
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7.75
4 votes

#27 - When the Spirit Moves You

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Season 1 - Episode 16

Calvin P. Bream is a cocky con artist, until his boast of an unlimited number of bearer bonds puts him in contact with a ruthless criminal by the name of Miklos Corri. Desperate to save his own neck, Bream says he's only the ""middle man"". Bream finds the name of a detective agency in the classifieds and heads there to throw Corri off his own trail. The agency he picks is Randall and Hopkirk.

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Jonathan Hart Jr.
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7.69
49 votes

#28 - Jonathan Hart Jr.

Hart to Hart - Season 1 - Episode 3

A young boy shows up at the Harts gate in the middle of the night claiming to be Jonathan Hart, Jr. The child proves to be the unwitting pawn in his biological father's criminal plot.

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Revenge is Sweet
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7.66
232 votes

#29 - Revenge is Sweet

Highlander: The Series - Season 1 - Episode 10

Seeking revenge for the apparent death of her lover, Walter Reinhardt, Rebecca Lord toys with MacLeod before she attempts to kill him with Reinhardt's sword. Rebecca knows nothing of Immortals or their combat, and she believes MacLeod murdered Reinhardt. Unbeknownst to her, Reinhardt is still alive, and is using Rebecca in a cat and mouse game to draw out MacLeod for their final confrontation.

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Firestorm
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7.58
158 votes

#30 - Firestorm

Airwolf - Season 2 - Episode 2

Eddie, a friend of Dominic's, was once a pilot until a air crash in which his passengers were killed, causing him to lose his nerve and turn to drink as a result. Living alone in his trailer in the desert, Eddie's alcohol problem has recently become even worse after supposedly seeing lights in the sky in the middle of the night. Though trying to help his friend, Dominic is as skeptical as everyone else, blaming the sightings on Eddie's drunken state, until one night he sees the lights too... The next morning, Hawke arrives to find that the pair of them have vanished, and in searching for them, stumbles upon a fanatical militarist's organization, who is planning to launch his own nuclear missile against Russia...

Inn at the End of the Road
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7.55
51 votes

#31 - Inn at the End of the Road

Airwolf - Season 2 - Episode 14

A pilot who escaped from terrorists who stole an experimental aircraft guidance computer leads the Airwolf team to the remote community where the terrorists are holed up.

Tales of the Gold Monkey (2)
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7.50
2 votes

#32 - Tales of the Gold Monkey (2)

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Season 1 - Episode 2

Freelance pilot Jake Cutter and his mechanic Corky become involved with Nazis and American Sarah Stickney White while searching the south Pacific for a mythical gold monkey.

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Conundrum (3)
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7.50
1 votes

#33 - Conundrum (3)

Zorro - Season 4 - Episode 9

The Alcalde blames Zorro for Hidalgo's death and tries to use Victoria to bait a trap. When Zorro goes after Victoria, Toranado is taken captive. Ricendo tries to put a rift between Don Alejandro and his son by using forged letters, but Alejandro isn't fooled. When Zorro attempts to rescue Toranado all does not go smoothly and he ends up injured while Ricendo falls from the rooftops. While the Pueblo celebrates Ricendo's death, his mother arrives in Los Angeles to see the final distruction of the De la Vegas. She is determined that the De La Vegas must die.

Academy of Evil
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7.50
2 votes

#34 - Academy of Evil

Barnaby Jones - Season 7 - Episode 12

When several teachers of Westhaven Academy for Girls are afflicted by mysterious accidents, Betty goes undercover and finds out about a secret society that punishes not only strict teachers but also disloyal members. Her life is endangered when Olivia, the leader, discovers her identity.

A Little Bit of Luck...a Little Bit of Grief
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7.49
97 votes

#35 - A Little Bit of Luck...a Little Bit of Grief

Magnum, P.I. - Season 6 - Episode 20

T.C. and Magnum are fighting the demolition of T.C.’s club-house for underprivileged and troubled youths, which has been ordered to be destroyed by a greedy, obnoxious local land developer – even though he doesn’t use the land. Their seemingly no-win struggle only results in a brush with the law. Meanwhile, unbeknown to them, Rick, on a trip away, wins the $1,000,000 jackpot in the Western States Lottery. Now a rich man, he meets a young woman who becomes his fiancée, but with his new wealth, he begins to neglect his responsibilities at the King Kamehameha Club, and gets mixed up with a couple of crooked poker players. Rick is so wrapped up in his whirl-wind new life that he risks loosing his job, and even more importantly, his friends, not to mention his newly acquired wealth...

Passport to Murder
star
7.48
56 votes

#36 - Passport to Murder

Hart to Hart - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Harts south-of-the-border boating holiday turns Jonathan and Jennifer into desperate fugitives, on the run from Mexican police and a gang of drug dealers.

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Tales of the Gold Monkey (1)
star
7.28
46 votes

#37 - Tales of the Gold Monkey (1)

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Season 1 - Episode 1

Freelance pilot Jake Cutter and his mechanic Corky become involved with Nazis and American Sarah Stickney White while searching the south Pacific for a mythical gold monkey.

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Alpha Child
star
7.27
151 votes

#38 - Alpha Child

Space: 1999 - Season 1 - Episode 7

The first baby is born on the moon and brings great joy for the first time in a long while to theAlphans. However, terrifying events follow with an outer space battle between spaceships that could decide the fates of hundreds.

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The House on Haunted Hill
star
7.25
4 votes

#39 - The House on Haunted Hill

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Season 1 - Episode 9

For once, business is booming at the Randall and Hopkirk office. An insurance company hires Jeff to investigate the disappearance of a shipment of diamonds. At the same time a real estate agent hires Jeff to sort out rumors about Merston Manor, a house scheduled to go on the real estate market, being haunted.

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End of Eternity
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7.24
165 votes

#40 - End of Eternity

Space: 1999 - Season 1 - Episode 12

A terrifying power is unknowingly freed by the Alphans when they free a killer that seemingly can't be killed. How can Koenig and the others stop a psychopath that is virtually immortal?

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The Hottest Ticket in Town
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7.18
17 votes

#41 - The Hottest Ticket in Town

Simon & Simon - Season 1 - Episode 7

When their mother orders Rick and AJ to find tickets to a sold-out rock concert for their cousin, the search leads them to thousands of tickets that aren't suppose to exist, and big trouble when they try to return them.

Gnaws
star
7.14
66 votes

#42 - Gnaws

The New Avengers - Season 1 - Episode 10

2 scientists are developing a new growth drug which could end world famine. Unfortunately some of the drug has been flushed down the sink resulting in something nasty in the sewers.

Saving Grace
star
7.13
170 votes

#43 - Saving Grace

Highlander: The Series - Season 1 - Episode 17

Grace Chandel has been a Good Immortal, working for the betterment of mankind as a midwife, doctor, and scientist over the centuries. Her one weakness is another Immortal, Carlo Sendaro, a former lover who is obsessed with her and refuses to let her go. He slays Grace's current (mortal) lover and, when she refuses to run off with him, frames her for the killing. She turns to her old friend Duncan MacLeod for help.

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Mission of the Darians
star
7.11
149 votes

#44 - Mission of the Darians

Space: 1999 - Season 1 - Episode 9

A call for help reaches Moonbase Alpha from the survivors of a dying world. The world is one that has been flying through space for 900 years with contrasting inhabitants. Some have never changed while others have reverted to barbarism. Does this new planet represent hope to the Alphans or something potentially dangerous?

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Which Way Freeway?
star
7.10
39 votes

#45 - Which Way Freeway?

Hart to Hart - Season 1 - Episode 15

Freeway runs away with a gun used to murder a wealthy neighbor. The Harts get involved in capturing the killer and intercepting a multi-million dollar jewelery shipment.

Cry for Help
star
7.10
31 votes

#46 - Cry for Help

Quincy, M.E. - Season 8 - Episode 13

The body of a young girl is found at the side of a highway. Quincy determines that the body was moved after she died. Monahan thinks that her boyfriend, Toby Kenyon, killed her but he tells the police that she killed herself. Quincy believes the boy and asks Emily to do a psychological autopsy on the dead girl. This involves talking to her friends, family and teachers about she acted and talked over the last few weeks of her life.

For Evil's Sake
star
7.08
229 votes

#47 - For Evil's Sake

Highlander: The Series - Season 1 - Episode 14

An Evil Immortal, Kuyler, has hired himself out down through time as an assassin -- the most successful killer in all of history. He strikes again in modern day Paris using his signature disguise as a mime. A French Police Detective, LeBrun, suspects that Duncan MacLeod is connected to Kuyler, but of course he cannot imagine that Kuyler once killed an eighteenth-century baron under MacLeod's protection. When LeBrun is wounded protecting Tessa from Kuyler's men, MacLeod confronts the Immortal assassin and puts an end to his centuries-old reign of terror.

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The People Importers
star
7.08
38 votes

#48 - The People Importers

The Saint - Season 6 - Episode 13

A smuggling ring deals in human cargo.

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The Troubled Spirit
star
7.05
123 votes

#49 - The Troubled Spirit

Space: 1999 - Season 1 - Episode 22

The Alphans find themselves encountering the ghost of a man who is still alive with horror and death being the result. Can Koenig stop the apparation or is the moonbase doomed?

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Breakout
star
7.05
280 votes

#50 - Breakout

V - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mike and Ham try to rescue Sean, but are captured and taken to a Visitor work camp. Diana threatens Bates and offers his son Kyle (Jeff Yagher) for Elizabeth. Turns out Kyle is also at the work camp, which is surrounded by a sand moat where predatory crivits live. Robin (Blair Tefkin) is also at the camp. They escape using a shorted-out wire and pieces of a garden hose, but Robin is separated from them. Diana has come to see Kyle, and he diverts her from the escape by seducing her. Once she sees what’s going on, he is able to escape. Meanwhile, Elias lets Elizabeth play the piano at the Club Creole, but a Visitor recognizes the Mark of Zon on her hand and pursues her. She uses her powers to protect herself.

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