The BEST episodes directed by Richard J. Lewis

6471 votes

#1 - Firewall

Person of Interest - Season 1 - Episode 23

Reese becomes trapped with his POI in a heavily surveilled part of the city and must rely on Finch, Carter and Fusco's help.

God Mode
5353 votes

#2 - God Mode

Person of Interest - Season 2 - Episode 22

Finch and Reese team up with unexpected allies as they race to fix the machine; as Detective Carter tries to apprehend Cal Beecher's murderer, she finds herself up against HR -- a criminal organization.

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Death Benefit
4163 votes

#3 - Death Benefit

Person of Interest - Season 3 - Episode 20

Reese goes under cover as a secret service agent in order to get close to the latest person of interest, a congressman who may have the key to derailing Decima's plan for a second machine.

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4365 votes

#4 - Aletheia

Person of Interest - Season 3 - Episode 12

Multiple enemies target the team as they try to protect a dying man; Reese's absence could lead to catastrophic repercussions.

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Zoey's Extraordinary Session
155 votes

#5 - Zoey's Extraordinary Session

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Season 2 - Episode 12

In therapy, Zoey reflects back on her unexpectedly profound first day working at SPRQPoint.

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The Wild Bunch
80 votes

#6 - The Wild Bunch

Due South - Season 1 - Episode 15

Diefenbaker, straying from the apartment, is impounded.

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4795 votes

#7 - Lethe

Person of Interest - Season 3 - Episode 11

Flashbacks reveal Finch's creation of the machine; Reese hits the road, leaving the team to deal with the aftermath of their war with HR.

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4187 votes

#8 - Panopticon

Person of Interest - Season 4 - Episode 1

In the fourth season premiere, the team must devise new ways to continue their work without being detected by Samaritan after they're forced to take on new identities created by Root. Some, however, find it hard to ignore the Machine's numbers, putting them all at risk of being seen by the rival machine.

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The Contingency
5790 votes

#9 - The Contingency

Person of Interest - Season 2 - Episode 1

Reese asks Detectives Carter and Fusco for help finding Finch, who was kidnapped by his nemesis.

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the rosary
281 votes

#10 - the rosary

A Million Little Things - Season 1 - Episode 16

As her friends anxiously await the outcome of Maggie’s surgery, an unexpected arrival from her mother leads to a tense first meeting with Gary.

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5050 votes

#11 - 2πR

Person of Interest - Season 2 - Episode 11

Finch goes under cover to protect a youth who reminds him of himself; Carter goes on a dangerous mission for the FBI.

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284 votes

#12 - someday

A Million Little Things - Season 1 - Episode 14

On the eve of the new restaurant opening, Delilah tracks down a handsome expert to help with the last-minute details. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her overbearing mother who causes friction by bringing up disturbing details of her past.

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Root Cause
6732 votes

#13 - Root Cause

Person of Interest - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Machine gives Reese and Finch the number of a down-and-out man who has been pushed too far, and they're forced to turn to former Person of Interest Zoe Morgan for help.

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The Devil You Know
3451 votes

#14 - The Devil You Know

Person of Interest - Season 4 - Episode 9

Reese must save Elias from the Brotherhood. He can't get any help from Root or Shaw since Shaw's cover is blown and Root is escorting her to underground.

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save the date
415 votes

#15 - save the date

A Million Little Things - Season 1 - Episode 3

Gary, Rome and Eddie discover that Jon really thought of everything before his passing by planning a surprise outing for Gary’s birthday at a Bruins Fantasy Camp. However, when a grave secret is exposed, Gary’s special day takes a turn for the worse as it creates conflict for everyone in the group.

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19933 votes

#16 - Chestnut

Westworld - Season 1 - Episode 2

A pair of new guests arrive at Westworld; engineers debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious.

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Zoey's Extraordinary Girls' Night
177 votes

#17 - Zoey's Extraordinary Girls' Night

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Season 2 - Episode 10

Zoey gets more than she bargained for when she tries to help Emily with a problem. Maggie reconnects with an old friend. Max, Simon and Mo have a bonding night together.

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Journey Into Night
8959 votes

#18 - Journey Into Night

Westworld - Season 2 - Episode 1

The puppet show is over, and we are coming for you and the rest of your kind. Welcome back to Westworld.

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For Warrick (2)
1042 votes

#19 - For Warrick (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 9 - Episode 1

After Warrick is shot in a Las Vegas alley, the CSI team comes together to deal with the aftermath.

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Point of Origin
3500 votes

#20 - Point of Origin

Person of Interest - Season 4 - Episode 8

Reese volunteers as an NYPD police academy instructor in order to keep an eye on a talented young officer whose suspicious actions make him question her motives. Meanwhile, Martine – armed with information from Samaritan – hunts a member of the team.

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The Winter Line
3849 votes

#21 - The Winter Line

Westworld - Season 3 - Episode 2

People put up a lot of walls. Bring a sledgehammer to your life.

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The Blueprint
5819 votes

#22 - The Blueprint

Designated Survivor - Season 1 - Episode 9

When classified government documents are leaked online, President Kirkman searches for the party responsible only to find that they have taken refuge inside a foreign embassy and are beyond even his reach. Agent Hannah Wells races furiously to gather evidence of MacLeish’s involvement in the conspiracy before he can be confirmed as the country’s next Vice President.

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Pecados Del Padre
409 votes

#23 - Pecados Del Padre

Gang Related - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryan and the Gang Task Force bring a Colombian snitch to Federal Court to testify, but are ambushed en route. Ryan is torn between his Task Force duties and giving up the snitch's location to help Javier and the Acosta family go legit.

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Lady Heather's Box
719 votes

#24 - Lady Heather's Box

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 3 - Episode 15

Grissom's investigation into the murder of two men leads him to a new encounter with Lady Heather. Catherine is desperate to discover what lead to the near-death of her daughter and why her ex-husband disappeared.

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Virtù e Fortuna
7202 votes

#25 - Virtù e Fortuna

Westworld - Season 2 - Episode 3

There is beauty in who we are. Shouldn't we, too, try to survive?

the lunch
199 votes

#26 - the lunch

A Million Little Things - Season 2 - Episode 15

Gary accidentally crashes Maggie's first date with a new guy. Delilah is forced to have "the talk" with Sophie. Rome has an important meeting with a Hollywood big shot. Eddie teaches Dakota a tough lesson in what it takes to succeed in the music business.

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The Finger
968 votes

#27 - The Finger

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 2 - Episode 14

Catherine is ordered by a kidnapper to accompany a man who is to deliver $1 million in ransom to him or else he will kill the man's mistress.

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Leaving Las Vegas
619 votes

#28 - Leaving Las Vegas

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 7 - Episode 11

Catherine testifies in a murder trial in which a man is accused of murdering his own mother three years ago, but the suspect is found not guilty. Catherine, however, believes he did commit the crime and that he may also have killed two other people, so she sets out to find the other victims. Grissom prepares to leave on a four-week sabbatical.

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Let the Seller Beware
881 votes

#29 - Let the Seller Beware

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 3 - Episode 3

Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a wealthy couple who are discovered outside their glamorous home, which was up for sale. Sara probes the death of a cheerleader who is found eviscerated on a soccer field, her organs having been ingested by her killer.

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16 votes

#30 - Eclipse

Due South - Season 3 - Episode 2

Kowalski stakes out a crypt to face his nemesis; Internal Affairs investigates Vecchio.

Post Mortem
606 votes

#31 - Post Mortem

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 7 - Episode 7

While investigating an elderly woman's murder, Grissom receives a miniature crime scene replica; Greg attends a hearing to ascertain his culpability in a teenager's accidental death.

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Nevada v. Riley
622 votes

#32 - Nevada v. Riley

The Defenders (2010) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Nick and Pete come to the aid of a troubled ex-football player charged with battery. Meanwhile, Pete becomes exasperated when his father shows up in town.

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8382 votes

#33 - Ghosts

Person of Interest - Season 1 - Episode 2

Reese and Finch question the machine's reliability when it prompts the investigation of a teenager who was killed years earlier; Finch recalls the origin of the machine.

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Too Tough to Die
1058 votes

#34 - Too Tough to Die

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 1 - Episode 16

A woman is abducted from a mall parking garage, then raped, beaten, shot and left for dead. Catherine and Warrick are given boxes of evidence from a shooting that goes to trial in four days, and they must re-prove the case.

The Hunger Artist
898 votes

#35 - The Hunger Artist

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 2 - Episode 23

The CSIs investigate when the body of an unidentified young woman is discovered stuffed in an overturned shopping cart near a freeway underpass.

Chasing the Bus
847 votes

#36 - Chasing the Bus

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 2 - Episode 18

A bus carrying 23 passengers from Los Angeles to Las Vegas crashes less than 40 miles from its destination, killing nine people. The CSIs soon discover that a recent parolee was on the bus, but is now unaccounted for.

Last Laugh
617 votes

#37 - Last Laugh

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 3 - Episode 20

Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a despised comic who died onstage, apparently after drinking from a tainted bottle of water. Brass reopens a woman's accidental-death case after spotting the deceased's husband in a flashy new car with a trophy date on his arm.

Cats in the Cradle
803 votes

#38 - Cats in the Cradle

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 2 - Episode 20

Grissom and Catherine investigate the stabbing death of an 80-year-old woman who lived in a run-down house full of cats. Nick and Sara comb through the remains of a car bombing that appears to be a murder plot gone awry.

Law of Gravity
608 votes

#39 - Law of Gravity

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 7 - Episode 15

Grissom returns from his sabbatical; Keppler is put into a compromising position when the bodies of a Trenton police officer and a hooker are found in a hotel room. The man who found them is a retired New Jersey cop and close friend to Keppler, who doesn't reveal their relationship.

Turn, Turn, Turn
1166 votes

#40 - Turn, Turn, Turn

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 9 - Episode 16

When the CSIs are called to a murder scene at a familiar motel, Nick is thrown for a loop as he pieces together three separate murder investigations that all took place at the same establishment over the course of a year.

Pirates of the Third Reich
673 votes

#41 - Pirates of the Third Reich

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 6 - Episode 15

The CSIs investigate the gruesome murder of Lady Heather's estranged daughter, Zoe, who was found in the middle of the Vegas desert.

The Ambassador's Wife
924 votes

#42 - The Ambassador's Wife

The Enemy Within - Season 1 - Episode 3

Following the discovery that a U.S. ambassador is selling classified intelligence to a Colombian cartel, Shepherd devises a plan to catch him that will push Keaton’s moral code to the brink. Keaton brings a new member on to the team.

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Old Flames
344 votes

#43 - Old Flames

Battle Creek - Season 1 - Episode 5

After Commander Guziewicz narrowly escapes when her home is burned down, the arson investigation leads Russ and Milt to a variety of suspects, including a string of ex-lovers and her own estranged son. Also, Russ is determined to find out who sent Holly a gift.

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All for Our Country (2)
818 votes

#44 - All for Our Country (2)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 4 - Episode 2

When the lead suspects in Grissom's serial killer case are murdered, he suspects an inside job. Catherine and Sara investigate when a college football fan's body is found in a bathtub.

Assume Nothing (1)
857 votes

#45 - Assume Nothing (1)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 4 - Episode 1

One of two couples who meet in a bar is murdered and, when the second couple meets the same fate in a similar fashion, the team suspects a pair of serial killers is on the loose. Catherine gets some troubling news about her father's murder trial.

Fight Night
782 votes

#46 - Fight Night

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 3 - Episode 7

A boxing champ dies in the ring, but Grissom finds evidence that points to murder. Catherine works a crime scene where a Los Angeles gang member was gunned down. Nick investigates a jewelery-store robbery.

Superboy... Lost
4 votes

#47 - Superboy... Lost

The Adventures of Superboy (1988) - Season 3 - Episode 11

When Superboy tries to intercept a meteor that is approaching Earth, he is injured, resulting in amnesia. In the forest, a mother and son find him and nurse him back to health, while he rediscovers who he truly is. All the while, the mother and son are in hiding, trying to avoid death, courtesy of the boy's father.

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People vs. Metallo
4 votes

#48 - People vs. Metallo

The Adventures of Superboy (1988) - Season 3 - Episode 20

Court is in session for the trial of Metallo, but he turns the tables when kryptonite is smuggled into the courtroom, giving him strength to overtake it, and Superboy. He puts Superboy on trial while on the stand, subdued by the green rock, and it will take the teamwork of everyone in the room to bring Metallo down.

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Crash and Burn
681 votes

#49 - Crash and Burn

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 3 - Episode 17

An elderly woman crashes her car into a crowded restaurant. Grissom and Nick investigate the possible carbon monoxide murder of a woman in her home.

Gum Drops
831 votes

#50 - Gum Drops

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 6 - Episode 5

Nick takes the lead on a case where in the house a family of four, three pools of blood are found. Nick thinks that the little girl may still be alive, but Sara is doubtful, thinking that Nick's recent near-death experience is affecting his judgement.