The Best Episodes Directed by Richard Compton

Mirror Image (2)

#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.

star 9.62
55 votes
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The Assassin

#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...

star 9.00
2 votes
Line of Fire

#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.

star 8.90
93 votes
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Down for the Count (1)

#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.

star 8.61
29 votes
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Smoke Gets in Your Thighs

#5 - 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.

star 8.50
2 votes
First Light

#6 - 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.

star 8.38
12 votes
Descent (2)

#7 - 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.

star 8.15
104 votes
The Arabian

#8 - 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.

star 8.07
14 votes
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Dead Man Dating

#9 - 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.

star 7.74
708 votes
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The Children's Song

#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.

star 7.74
64 votes
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The Lying Game

#11 - 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.

star 7.64
70 votes

#12 - 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.

star 7.61
684 votes
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Down for the Count (2)

#13 - 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.

star 7.60
56 votes
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#14 - 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.

star 7.56
341 votes
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The Devil's Music

#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.

star 7.56
437 votes
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Double Cross

#16 - 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.

star 7.55
339 votes
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Coal Black Soul

#17 - 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.

star 7.53
14 votes
Season's Greedings

#18 - 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.

star 7.53
260 votes
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The War Prayer

#19 - 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.

star 7.52
871 votes
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When the Bough Breaks

#20 - 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.

star 7.50
168 votes
The Last Campaign

#21 - 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.

star 7.46
12 votes
Bump and Run

#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.

star 7.45
85 votes
Dead Man Sliding

#23 - 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.

star 7.43
284 votes
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#24 - 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.

star 7.38
243 votes
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Ratman and Bobbin

#25 - 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.

star 7.37
19 votes
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#26 - Prelude

The Equalizer Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.33
51 votes

#27 - 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.

star 7.33
893 votes
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#28 - 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.

star 7.30
1005 votes
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#29 - 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.

star 7.30
897 votes
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#30 - 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.

star 7.30
49 votes
Capital Crime

#31 - 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.

star 7.30
196 votes
Midnight on the Firing Line

#32 - 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.

star 7.26
1690 votes
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Reign of Terror

#33 - 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.

star 7.23
55 votes
Mr. Wilson's Opus

#34 - 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.

star 7.21
375 votes
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#35 - 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.

star 7.21
714 votes
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China Rain

#36 - China Rain

The Equalizer Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.20
190 votes
Too Much, Too Late

#37 - 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.

star 7.18
84 votes
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Murder Most Vial

#38 - 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.

star 7.14
71 votes
Out of the Past

#39 - 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.

star 7.12
51 votes
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The Young and the Relentless

#40 - 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.

star 7.09
319 votes
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No Conscience

#41 - 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.

star 7.09
45 votes

#42 - 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.

star 7.09
45 votes
Wash Up

#43 - 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.

star 7.02
49 votes
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Prisoner X

#44 - Prisoner X

The Sentinel Season 3 - Episode 12

Jim Ellison agrees to go undercover as an inmate in Starkville Prison to investigate a series of suspicious prisoner suicides.

star 7.00
5 votes
New Gods for Old

#45 - 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.

star 7.00
244 votes
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Like Water for Octane

#46 - 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

star 7.00
216 votes
As Time Goes By

#47 - 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.

star 6.96
365 votes
Into the Mystic

#48 - 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.

star 6.94
446 votes
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#49 -

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 - Episode 11

star 6.84
1859 votes
Blood & Roses

#50 - Blood & Roses

Miami Vice Season 4 - Episode 19

The mobster who killed Crockett's friend is released from prison.

star 6.82
52 votes
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Strangers and Comrades

#51 - 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.

star 6.77
240 votes
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Straits of Malacca

#52 - 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.

star 6.70
195 votes
The Prince of Slides

#53 - 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.

star 6.65
316 votes
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Sentinel Too (1)

#54 - Sentinel Too (1)

The Sentinel Season 3 - Episode 23

When Ellison has strange visions of jaguars and a series of superhumanly performed thefts occurring around the city, Blair and Jim suspect that he may not be the only sentinel in town. Even with the entire force on the lookout, this cunning burglar seems always to elude capture.

star 6.50
4 votes
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Otis, California

#55 - Otis, California

Profiler Season 3 - Episode 14

When Donald Lucas, the imprisoned Jack-of-All Trades killer, managed to hack onto the Internet, Bailey fears that he is communicating with a disciple. The investigation leads the VCTF to a small northern California town, named Otis, which is plagued by supersition and a series of Jack-of-All-Trade murders. With the assistance of the friendly but eccentric Sheriff Ed Post, Sam, Bailey and the team try to find the suspect. But George gets abducted by the suspect, whom is connected to a reclusive, wheelchair-bound professor, named Philip Mendez, whom is later found murdered. The search leads to an underground lab where Sam discovers her father once worked there for his government-sponsored mind-control experiments that Lucas had also worked on.

star 6.28
43 votes
Eighteen with a Bullet

#56 - 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.

star 6.00
6 votes
The Big Thaw

#57 - The Big Thaw

Miami Vice Season 4 - Episode 4

Two factions fight for possession of a dead reggae legend's body.

star 5.40
68 votes
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