The Best Episodes Directed by Richard Compton
#2 - Smoke Gets in Your Thighs
L.A. Law Season 5 - Episode 5
A gay-rights case proves to be emotionally trying for the parents and lover of a terminally ill man; Van Owen is taken aback by Sollers' proposition; the firm goes to court behind Benny's back over his involvement with a cult.
#4 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Prelude
The Equalizer Season 2 - Episode 1
Men working for a dictator McCall helped put into power kidnap an American journalist.
#19 - 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.
#20 - New Gods for Old
Sliders Season 5 - Episode 5
Just before sliding out and escaping a small army, Mallory is shot with a laser beam and paralyzed. His only chance of walking again lies in a group of spiritual healers, but their cure could be much worse than being paralyzed.
#21 - Like Water for Octane
The Lone Gunmen Season 1 - Episode 4
Jimmy narrates a rather twisted history of heroes as he talks about his admiration for the Lone Gunmen. We see clips of each of the Gunmen as a child. John Fitzgerald Byers, living in Sterling, Virginia, grows up wanting to be a career bureaucrat so that he can "help people." Richard Ringo Langly grows up on a dairy farm in Nebraska, wanting to be a Computer God. Melvin Frohike, already a Man of Action in Pontiac, Michigan, beating up on football players three times his size, expresses his desire to become a crusading publisher and helping people, like his idol -- Hugh Hefner. Yves sets the boys on the trail of a water-powered vehicle, in hopes of procuring the information for an oil company executive who is paying her very well. She leaks them the information through and unfortunate Freedom of Information office clerk, who dies shortly after giving Byers a box containing a cinder block and a single sheet of paper. Frohike recognizes the name on the FOI sheet as the inventor of a water
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - Straits of Malacca
JAG Season 10 - Episode 16
Mac and Lt. Vukovic go to Indonesia to negotiate with a modern-day pirate for the release of Naval hostages. Meanwhile, Bud and Harriet have an open house in celebration of their new twin babies.
#27 - 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.
#30 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#36 - China Rain
The Equalizer Season 1 - Episode 2
McCall comes to the aid of a housekeeper when kidnappers grab her son by mistake.
#37 - 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.
#38 - The Prince of Slides
Sliders Season 3 - Episode 9
On a world where the American government is a monarchy, Rembrandt is mistaken for his double and discovers that he is about to be a father of royalty. The only problem is, on this world, it's the men who give birth to children.
#39 - 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.
#41 - The Lying Game
The Lone Gunmen Season 1 - Episode 11
The boys' investigation into the shooting death of the brother of Byers' college roommate, a blackmailer, yields a definite suspect: FBI Asst. Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi). We've heard for quite some time that in the Skinner episode, Jimmy and Walter get kinda... close. Nobody's sure just how close that means.
#42 - Strangers and Comrades
Sliders Season 5 - Episode 3
The Sliders arrive in a barren wasteland, where the timer is inoperable. Worse yet, they find themselves forced to take part in a never ending battle between Kromaggs and soldiers from Quinn's home world, who are guarding a mysterious bunker.
#43 - 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.
#45 - 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.
#46 - 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.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#50 - 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.