The Best Episodes Directed by Richard Denault

That '70s Episode

#1 - That '70s Episode

Charmed Season 1 - Episode 17

A powerful warlock shows up claiming that he made a pact with the sisters' mother in which he spared her life in exchange for the girls' powers. Fleeing him, the three sisters go back in time to the 1970s when their mother was still alive and they try to prevent the pact.

star 8.05
500 votes
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The Witch Is Back

#2 - The Witch Is Back

Charmed Season 1 - Episode 9

A warlock from the past is released from his curse and tries to steal the sisters' powers with the help of Rex and Hannah, but the sisters resurrect their ancestor to combat him. Meanwhile, Piper works up her courage to ask Leo out and Andy gets frustrated by Prue's continued involvement with bizarre police investigations.

star 7.72
668 votes
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The Girl Who Cried Wolf

#3 - The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 8 - Episode 21

Valerie presses rape charges against Noah. Kelly and Steve, citing Val's fake pregnancy and abortion, assume that she is lying in an attempt to extort money from Noah. David fights with Steve over his constant sarcastic remarks, and decides to move Val to his house. Donna believes that Noah is innocent, but pushes him away after learning that he did sleep with Valerie. The district attorney declines to file charges due to insufficient evidence; Val files a $10 million civil suit in the hopes of vindication. Josh proposes a $200,000 settlement without consulting Noah, who angrily withdraws the offer. Donna has difficulty keeping up with her work assignments because of her back pain and the effects of the painkillers. Josh supplies her with amphetamines, and she later steals drugs from her father's clinic. Brandon and Steve go on a ride-along with Steve's friend Tammy and her partner. Brandon believes that Tammy's partner used excessive force on a suspect, but decides not to write about it after the man agrees to counseling. The record company threatens to drop David when he stays away from the studio to spend time with Valerie.

star 7.37
57 votes
Toil and Trouble

#4 - Toil and Trouble

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 8 - Episode 8

An unenthusiastic Noah discusses his investment portfolio with a business manager. He covers by telling Valerie that the man was a boat owner. Val accepts an invitation to a ball from Cooper and tries to keep Noah away. He shows up to surprise her; both men get mad and dump Valerie. The building owner evicts David for failing to pay the club's rent. He steals a check from Donna and forges her name. Donna takes a job for a woman who she believes is the widow of a major fashion designer. The woman seeks her help in retaining a psychic to ask her dead husband about some hidden jewels. David angers Donna by skipping the ball. Steve escorts Carly to the event, although they have to leave early to tend to an ailing Zach. Kelly fears that she and Brandon are in a rut, so they do it at every conceivable opportunity.

star 7.18
63 votes
Friends in Deed

#5 - Friends in Deed

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 8 - Episode 12

Dr. Monahan's behavior unnerves Kelly as he checks out her injured shoulder. Brandon insists that Kelly simply felt strange about being examined by an acquaintance, but she later finds reason to believe that Monahan was hitting on her. Kelly suggests that Brandon seek out talented columnist Emma Bennett for the Beat. The woman immediately begins coming on to him. Valerie warns Noah that he may be in over his head trying to manage the After Dark. He comes to agree with her and offers her a job, despite Donna's objections. Felice expresses her disapproval of Donna's relationship with Noah. Hoping to correct Felice's misconceptions about him, Noah buys the Martins' boat for $325,000 in an auction. David takes a job at a clothing store, but quits after just a few days. Donna sees David and Valerie at the mall and becomes jealous. Val suggests that they pretend to date to drive a wedge between Donna and Noah. Steve and Carly have difficulty finding time alone. Carly's mother stuns her by announcing that she is leaving town with her new boyfriend.

star 6.62
58 votes
Don't Ask, Don't Tell

#6 - Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 9 - Episode 4

Carl decides to annul his marriage to Abby because he believes that he has a future with Valerie. Valerie comes clean with her mother about her night with Carl, and confesses to killing her father. Despite Val's claims of self-defense, Abby plans to turn her in. Kelly stops at a newsstand to ogle a handsome man at a nearby table. Kelly notices that a store is for lease and decides that she and Donna should open a boutique. While looking over the space, she meets attorney Matt Durning (the guy she was checking out). Noah cannot bring himself to deliver his father's eulogy. He is arrested for drunk driving that night, and Kelly suggests that Matt represent him. Noah receives a fine and probation and is ordered to attend alcohol counseling. Kelly learns that Matt is building a child custody case for a wife beater whose spouse she once helped at the clinic. Matt insists that everyone has the right to representation, but Kelly blows him off. Steve gives Sophie a column for the Beat. The pap

star 6.47
46 votes
Lethal Wedding 4

#7 - Lethal Wedding 4

Melrose Place Season 7 - Episode 16

Following the roof incident, Ryan insults Megan and gets into a fist fight with Michael. Jane burns her wedding dress on the barbecue. Amanda sues Michael for the roof damages, tries to fire Ryan and Jane, and blames Lexi for everything. Jane sues Michael for divorce, and he responds with a countersuit. Amanda hopes to force the Mancinis to talk things out by locking them in the laundry room overnight. They wind up dredging up the past (and Jane actually says Sydney's name!). Megan tells Michael to go easy on Jane after learning that she may have breast cancer. Megan quits her job, but returns (as vice president) after Lexi begs for forgiveness. Ryan again repels Megan by gyrating onstage with the musical guest. Peter learns that his father--a spiteful man who struggled as a pro golfer--has died friendless. He hopes to avoid his father's fate by proposing to Eve. Eve arranges a wedding in her hometown, then sneaks out with Amanda to visit her grandmother. Kyle follows them, and badgers

star 6.13
32 votes