The BEST episodes directed by Richard Compton

Mirror Image (2)
68 votes

#1 - Mirror Image (2)

Miami Vice - Season 4 - Episode 22

A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.

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The Assassin
2 votes

#2 - The Assassin

T.J. Hooker - Season 5 - Episode 5

The State Department asks Hooker's help in tracking down a man whom he served alongside in Vietnam - a disillusioned, mentally unstable trained executioner - who is planning to assassinate the head of a visiting Russian trade delegation...

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Line of Fire
111 votes

#3 - Line of Fire

Miami Vice - Season 5 - Episode 6

Crockett & Tubbs reluctantly comply with an FBI request to guard their key witness in a drug overlord's trial.

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Down for the Count (1)
39 votes

#4 - Down for the Count (1)

Miami Vice - Season 3 - Episode 12

Zito reluctantly uses a boxer as bait to help the vice squad nail a former drug kingpin involved in bookmaking; it ends in tragedy and the loss of a comrade for the vice cops.

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Descent (2)
104 votes

#5 - Descent (2)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 2

Stricken with grief over the loss of Iolaus, Hercules vowed to bring him back from the Sumerian version of the Underworld. Nebula, who confessed her love for Iolaus in his final moments, accompanied Hercules on his journey. The son of Zeus rappelled down into a cave to confront Dumuzi, the Sumerian god of the Underworld. Dumzumi had been collecting human souls in order to survive, ever since King Gilgamesh had destroyed the sacred chalice. But Iolaus had already crossed over to the Underworld and was lost forever. Hercules' cry of rage shattered the mirrors surrounding Dumuzi's lair, destroying the god.

The Eyes Beyond
1 votes

#6 - The Eyes Beyond

M.A.N.T.I.S. - Season 1 - Episode 13

The MANTIS returns to base in the Chrysalis only to find he is 32 years in the future where Port Columbia is ruled by a machine.

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First Light
12 votes

#7 - First Light

The Equalizer - Season 2 - Episode 20

While McCall is testifying in Washington, Scott tries his hand and looks for thugs harassing a local merchant.

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Dead Man Dating
749 votes

#8 - Dead Man Dating

Charmed - Season 1 - Episode 4

Piper falls for the ghost of a recently murdered man who needs her help. Meanwhile, Phoebe works as a psychic to help others and make money for Prue's birthday present, and Prue discovers a devastating betrayal.

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The Last Campaign
14 votes

#9 - The Last Campaign

The Equalizer - Season 4 - Episode 1

The aide to an ambitious candidate for state senator discovers that her boss is blackmailing the incumbent into endorsing his candidacy.

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The Children's Song
71 votes

#10 - The Children's Song

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 7

Father and son protect a girl from would-be rapists intent on killing the only witness to a murder.

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When the Bough Breaks
247 votes

#11 - When the Bough Breaks

JAG - Season 8 - Episode 9

The future of seven seamen hang in the balance due to Lt. Singer's recommendation of court martial for all of them following a mishap on the ship. However, Singer's career could also be doomed if the father of her unborn child is someone on the Seahawk, and it's Harm and Mac's job to find out who it is. The problem is, the career-oriented Singer isn't talking, so Harm enlists the help of Lt. Manetti to do some sneaky behind-the-scenes investigating in order discover the identity of the father.

361 votes

#12 - Invasion

Sliders - Season 2 - Episode 12

The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

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Double Cross
358 votes

#13 - Double Cross

Sliders - Season 3 - Episode 2

On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

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Season's Greedings
281 votes

#14 - Season's Greedings

Sliders - Season 3 - Episode 12

On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

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The Devil's Music
452 votes

#15 - The Devil's Music

Charmed - Season 2 - Episode 4

Leo lures the manager of Dishwalla to P3, aware that the manager has made a pact with a demon that grants him fame and fortune in exchange for innocent souls. Meanwhile, Darryl soon becomes involved when he investigates the mysterious disappearance of young women from many of Dishwalla's past concerts, and suspects that more will disappear when they next perform.

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Ratman and Bobbin
25 votes

#16 - Ratman and Bobbin

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 11

Bates and Coffey take over a storefront police/community relations project; a cop killer seems to be roaming the streets; Daryl Ann buys the wrong motorcycle for Renko; Joyce behaves oddly about buying a house; Leo and Ray try out an unorthodox method to get rid of the rats; and Daniels tries to short circuit Cleveland's corruption task force by exposing a network within the special Vice detail.

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The Lying Game
81 votes

#17 - The Lying Game

The Lone Gunmen - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Gunmen are stunned to find that FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner is somehow involved in the murder of Byers' old college roommate.

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The Zone Troopers Build Men
4 votes

#18 - The Zone Troopers Build Men

Otherworld - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Sterlings settle into a new agricultural town called Tarka. For their safety they use the crystal they stole from Commander Kroll to change their names to the Hardins. After Trace's grades drop in school, he gets a yellow slip - meaning he is drafted into the Zone Troopers. Trace learns that being a Zone Trooper is for life unless he becomes an officer.

764 votes

#19 - Believers

Babylon 5 - Season 1 - Episode 10

An alien couple comes to Dr. Franklin with their fatally ill son. The child could be cured by a simple operation, but the parents' religion specifically forbids it. Meanwhile, Ivanova escorts a damaged star liner through raider territory.

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The War Prayer
943 votes

#20 - The War Prayer

Babylon 5 - Season 1 - Episode 7

A racist group is terrorizing non-humans on Babylon 5. Meanwhile Londo has trouble with two young Centauri who want to break with tradition by ignoring their arranged marriages, and instead marry for love.

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Capital Crime
271 votes

#21 - Capital Crime

JAG - Season 7 - Episode 12

Mac's psychic vision talents come into play when a female Naval officer is found with her throat slashed in a local park. What originally seems like an open and shut case involving a love triangle that led to murder becomes much more when Mac's ""visions"" show her puzzling images that lead to evidence of an international conspiracy. Together with Sturgis Turner, Mac follows the clues to uncover information that leads them to a possible terrorist plot in Russia to steal nuclear weapons.

Bump and Run
95 votes

#22 - Bump and Run

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 10

Muggers seek revenge on a student who injured one of them while escaping, and a vigilante killer pins McCall's ad to his victims.

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Worst Block
44 votes

#23 - Worst Block

The District - Season 1 - Episode 3

As Mannion vows to clean up the most crime-ridden block in the city, community tensions rise when Temple is accused of intentionally pushing a police suspect into oncoming traffic.

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Dead Man Sliding
304 votes

#24 - Dead Man Sliding

Sliders - Season 3 - Episode 10

On a world where the legal system is in the form of televised game shows, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death for the crimes of his double.

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The Arabian
21 votes

#25 - The Arabian

Street Hawk - Season 1 - Episode 11

Jesse competes with a beautiful and intelligent Insurance Agent when they investigate a horse switching scheme and a murder of a stable hand.

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Coal Black Soul
13 votes

#26 - Coal Black Soul

The Equalizer - Season 2 - Episode 19

McCall is torn between a lovely psychiatrist and a man who calls and says he can't stop himself from murdering women.

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259 votes

#27 - Dinoslide

Sliders - Season 3 - Episode 23

The Sliders' chase for Rickman takes them back to the world they helped colonize, the New World. Only they find that the colonists are being hunted by a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Down for the Count (2)
67 votes

#28 - Down for the Count (2)

Miami Vice - Season 3 - Episode 13

Switek is outraged by Internal Affairs' findings; Crockett and Tubbs' TV gambit may prove fatal when a mobster reclaims the action lost to Guzman.

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983 votes

#29 - Medusa

The X-Files - Season 8 - Episode 12

Scully and Doggett must race against the clock to investigate and fight off a contagion lurking in the subway tunnels of Boston.

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980 votes

#30 - Invocation

The X-Files - Season 8 - Episode 5

In 1990 a young boy inexplicably disappeared from his crowded school playground and was never seen again until now—ten years later—and he hasn't aged a day.

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54 votes

#31 - Nocturne

The Equalizer - Season 2 - Episode 2

A blind music critic asks for help when she hears the voice of the man who raped her years before.

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58 votes

#32 - Prelude

The Equalizer - Season 2 - Episode 1

Men working for a dictator McCall helped put into power kidnap an American journalist.

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1090 votes

#33 - Infection

Babylon 5 - Season 1 - Episode 4

Dr. Franklin gets a visit from an old friend and former mentor, xenoarchaeologist Dr. Vance Hendricks who wants Franklin's help to analyze some organic artifacts he found on a dead world. But the artifacts seem to have a will of their own and start to manipulate Hendricks' assistant.

Midnight on the Firing Line
1791 votes

#34 - Midnight on the Firing Line

Babylon 5 - Season 1 - Episode 1

When the Narn attack a Centauri colony, Londo and G'Kar nearly come to blows. Meanwhile, raiders are attacking transport ships near the station.

Reign of Terror
60 votes

#35 - Reign of Terror

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 12

The new doctor at a local clinic refuses to give gang members drugs as `rent' for using their turf.

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Mr. Wilson's Opus
387 votes

#36 - Mr. Wilson's Opus

Home Improvement - Season 5 - Episode 23

Wilson becomes the director of Randy's school play, but takes the role a little too seriously. Tim and Wilson clash when Wilson attempts to make him rebuild the play's aluminum set.

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China Rain
209 votes

#37 - China Rain

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 2

McCall comes to the aid of a housekeeper when kidnappers grab her son by mistake.

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780 votes

#38 - Grail

Babylon 5 - Season 1 - Episode 15

A man comes to Babylon 5 asking the alien ambassadors for information that can help him with his quest to find the Holy Grail, while a Downbelow gangster gives security problems by mind-wiping all who oppose him.

48 votes

#39 - Pretenders

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 22

An aspiring reporter, desperate for a scoop that will get her notice and a promotion, becomes convinced that something big is happening right in the next apartment.

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No Conscience
49 votes

#40 - No Conscience

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 20

A womanizer is abducted and threatened with death if he doesn't give his captors what they want-but he can't figure out what.

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The Young and the Relentless
344 votes

#41 - The Young and the Relentless

Sliders - Season 2 - Episode 11

The Sliders arrive on a world where the young are in charge and Wade and Quinn's doubles were married corporate executives. Quinn winds up posing as his dead double and finds questions in his death. Meanwhile, Arturo and Rembrandt find themselves in trouble with the law and face jail time.

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53 votes

#42 - Wash-Up

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 16

A window washer witnesses the murder of his pro-union partner by their anti-union boss, who has his own witnesses to back his self-defense claim.

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Out of the Past
56 votes

#43 - Out of the Past

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 14

An ex-con is harassing the man whose testimony put him away-the man now married to McCall's former wife.

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Murder Most Vial
76 votes

#44 - Murder Most Vial

Diagnosis Murder - Season 2 - Episode 6

A cantankerous patient at Community General is given a double injection of his medication, eventually leading to his death. Jack suspects a doctor he's had a grudge against for a long time. Despite Mark's objections, Jack sets out to prove his ""enemy"" is the killer.

Too Much, Too Late
58 votes

#45 - Too Much, Too Late

Miami Vice - Season 5 - Episode 21

Tubbs' old flame Valerie returns to Miami to assist an old friend and her goddaughter. Tubbs wants to renew his relationship with Valerie, but she is intent on rescuing her friend from the threats of a drug dealer.

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41 votes

#46 - Hotshoes

Hardcastle and McCormick - Season 1 - Episode 11

Mark is thrilled when he gets a shot at racing in big leagues only to learn that his sponsor's auto parts business gets their inventory from stolen cars.

Eighteen with a Bullet
8 votes

#47 - Eighteen with a Bullet

The Equalizer - Season 4 - Episode 4

McCall and Mickey try to help a young rock singer escape from her greedy, immoral manager.

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2037 votes

#48 - Haven

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Episode 11

Stardate: 41294.6 Lwaxana pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise and announces the pre-arranged marriage of Deanna to the son of her late husband's best friend.

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Into the Mystic
479 votes

#49 - Into the Mystic

Sliders - Season 2 - Episode 1

After separating from Ryan and Henry the dog, the Sliders make a rough landing that reopens Quinn's bullet wound. On this world of mysticism and superstition, a witch doctor heals Quinn and has brains on the mind when they can't pay the bill. On the run from bounty hunters, the Sliders only hope is the mysterious Sorcerer, a man who could possibly get them home.

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As Time Goes By
384 votes

#50 - As Time Goes By

Sliders - Season 2 - Episode 13

The Sliders find themselves running into the same people on each new world, one of them being Quinn's former love, Daelin. After encounters on worlds where the Spanish rule America and Daelin is an abused wife, the Sliders arrive on a world where time moves backwards and they are accused of Daelin's murder. Quinn wants to save her, but it could have disastrous results.

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