The BEST episodes directed by Richard T. Heffron

Summer 1854 - Autumn 1856
178 votes

#1 - Summer 1854 - Autumn 1856

North and South - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Hazards visit the Mains in South Carolina. Billy discovers how vain and wicked Ashton can be and falls in love with Ashton's younger sister Brett. George's sister Virgilia helps one of the local slaves escape and gets into trouble. Orry and Madeline become secret lovers. Billy and Charles graduate from West Point, and both families attend the graduation. Ashton sleeps with many of Billy's friends and gets pregnant.

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Spring 1857 - November 1860
199 votes

#2 - Spring 1857 - November 1860

North and South - Season 1 - Episode 5

Madeline is drugged by Justin and disappears from society, even seeming to forget her love for Orry. Ashton marries James Huntoon, an ambitious but easily-manipulated South Carolina politician. Orry visits George, but they have a serious argument over the issue of slavery. Orry doesn't want Brett to marry Billy because of the growing tensions between the North and South.

November 6, 1860 - April 1861
170 votes

#3 - November 6, 1860 - April 1861

North and South - Season 1 - Episode 6

Having fought with Orry and fled to Ashton's house in Charleston, Brett meets Billy who is stationed at Fort Sumter. George visits Orry and the two apologize to each other. Orry gives Brett permission to marry Billy. South Carolina secedes from the Union, infuriating Orry.

Spring 1848 - Summer 1854
206 votes

#4 - Spring 1848 - Summer 1854

North and South - Season 1 - Episode 3

George gets married to Constance and Orry is his best man. Orry's father dies and Orry inherits the family plantation. His first act is to fire the brutal Salem Jones as overseer. Jones vows revenge. Orry's cousin Charles, who doesn't have good relations with the Main family, is challenged to a pistol duel in a dispute over a woman. Orry helps Charles to survive the duel and they become friends. The Mains visit the Hazards in Pennsylvania.

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Autumn 1844 - Spring 1848
214 votes

#5 - Autumn 1844 - Spring 1848

North and South - Season 1 - Episode 2

Bent continues his cruelty towards George, Orry, and their friends. The men, with some help from other cadets, make Bent a fool and he is forced to leave the Academy. When Bent learns of George and Orry's involvement, he promises them he will have revenge. George and Orry graduate from West Point. They leave to fight in the Mexican War. During the Battle of Churubusco, Bent, who has used his political connections to obtain a superior rank, orders George and Orry to lead a suicidal charge against the Mexican forces.

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Ten Thousand Dollars a Page
20 votes

#6 - Ten Thousand Dollars a Page

Banacek - Season 1 - Episode 6

Banacek must solve a murder and the disappearance of a valuable book from a theft-proof display case.

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No Stone Unturned
23 votes

#7 - No Stone Unturned

Banacek - Season 2 - Episode 1

Banacek must locate a 3-ton, 3-meter-tall statue that inexplicably disappears before its unveiling.

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Summer 1842 - Summer 1844
233 votes

#8 - Summer 1842 - Summer 1844

North and South - Season 1 - Episode 1

Young Southerner Orry Main, the only son of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, goes to West Point. During the journey, he meets and falls in love with beautiful New Orleans French-Creole Madeline Fabray. In New York City Orry meets Northerner George Hazard, the second son of a wealthy Pennsylvania steel-factory owner, who is also on his way to West Point. They soon become close friends. At the Academy, they meet the amoral egomaniac Elkanah Bent, a fellow cadet from Georgia. Bent, who becomes the main villain in the miniseries, is a handsome, smooth-talking man who hides his evil, twisted nature beneath his charm and good looks. Bent takes an instant dislike to Orry and George and uses his status as their drillmaster to constantly harass them.

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The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack
19 votes

#9 - The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack

Banacek - Season 1 - Episode 8

Banacek is hired to retrieve valuable stock certificates stolen from a major food company on the eve of a planned merger.

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Project Phoenix
26 votes

#10 - Project Phoenix

Banacek - Season 1 - Episode 2

A $5,000,000 experimental car, and the train car it was being transported on, both disappear without a trace.

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