The BEST episodes directed by Rick Bota

Hammer of the Gods
4391 votes

#1 - Hammer of the Gods

Supernatural - Season 5 - Episode 19

Sam and Dean are kidnapped by a group of gods, including Kali, Ganesh, and Baldur and held hostage in a small hotel. The gods want to use Sam and Dean as bargaining chips to stop the Apocalypse, but Gabriel shows up and warns them that if Lucifer finds them he will kill them all. Unfortunately, one of the gods turns on the rest and Lucifer appears.

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The New Girl
1527 votes

#2 - The New Girl

Haven - Season 4 - Episode 5

Lexie, the new girl in town, joins Nathan on a hunt for a deadly trouble that changes its victims' personalities.

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Storm Weathered
555 votes

#3 - Storm Weathered

Life UneXpected - Season 1 - Episode 11

Lux is forced to face her complicated feelings for Jones when she sees him kissing another girl at a party. When a storm hits Portland, Ryan and Lux find themselves stranded at the radio station, and Ryan learns more than he ever knew about what Lux went through as a child. Cate goes to Baze's bar looking for Lux, but the storm traps her there with Baze, Math, Jamie and her sister, Abby.

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Omega Hour
665 votes

#4 - Omega Hour

Unforgettable - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Carrie and Elliott are attending a party sponsored by the mayor, a group of criminals seizes control of the building, and demand a hefty ransom. It is up to Carrie to thwart their plans by playing from the Die Hard book.

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1003 votes

#5 - Mortality

Haven - Season 5 - Episode 10

Haven’s heroes are torn over how to deal with an inquisitive CDC scientist, who could expose the secret of the troubles to the world, but may be hiding her own dark agenda.

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800 votes

#6 - Kidnapped

Beauty and the Beast (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 2

While attempting to learn more about Vincent's mission, Cat gets kidnapped by Vincent. Their growing chemistry complicates his mission. Meanwhile, Tess, J.T. and Gabe come together to help Cat.

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162 Candles
3231 votes

#7 - 162 Candles

The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 - Episode 8

Stefen gets a surprise visit from old friend Lexi. Caroline tries to get Damon's Medallion back from Bonnie.

1004 votes

#8 - Morbidity

Haven - Season 5 - Episode 9

When Audrey and dozens of Haven citizens are affected by a mysterious illness, the symptoms threaten to expose Haven’s secrets to a dangerous newcomer.

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Seeing Red
1082 votes

#9 - Seeing Red

Beauty and the Beast (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 10

Vincent barely escapes being caught by his former fiancée, Alex and must deal with the repercussions of his past. While Cat is in the hospital, she is forced to confront her feelings for Vincent. Meanwhile, J.T. gets a surprising visitor asking about old research he did on mutant DNA.

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Out of Control
1162 votes

#10 - Out of Control

Beauty and the Beast (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 7

JT thinks Vincent may somehow be involved in Cat's homicide investigation after she mentions a local college fraternity brother was brutally killed. JT examines Vincent to determine the cause of his increasingly frequent blackouts, but when Vincent starts to beast out, JT is forced to tranquilize him. Meanwhile, Evan and his new intern find a strange cut on the victim's ankle, which matches that of a female cadaver left on campus a year earlier. As Evan works to uncover more clues from the crime scene, he is kidnapped. Cat begs Vincent to help find Evan and save his life, yet she doesn’t realize that she’s putting Vincent's life in serious danger.

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Every Breath You Take
102 votes

#11 - Every Breath You Take

Three Rivers - Season 1 - Episode 11

A firefighter must decide whether to be a living donor to her captain, a man who has mistreated her. Meanwhile, Andy's uncle turns up with a stab wound and asks him not to report the incident for fear it will violate his parole.

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Never Turn Back
945 votes

#12 - Never Turn Back

Beauty and the Beast (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 22

When secrets about Cat’s family are revealed, it will change everything Cat knew about her past. Vincent finds himself staring his demise in the face; while Gabe takes drastic measures get some answers.

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Proceed with Caution
1560 votes

#13 - Proceed with Caution

Beauty and the Beast (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 2

When a rising young ballerina mysteriously falls to her death, Vincent senses that the understudy, is hiding information about the dancer’s murder. Meanwhile, J.T. worries that Cat’s visits to the warehouse loft leave Vincent vulnerable to discovery by Muirfield’s agents. Catherine encourages Vincent to help her investigate deeper into the Muirfield project, but when Vincent refuses, Cat investigates on her own. Tess tries her hand at dating again, but soon discovers that she’s unknowingly involved with a married man. Heather moves out of Cat’s apartment after growing uncomfortable with her sister’s quest for more answers about their mother’s death.

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878 votes

#14 - Splash

Harper's Island - Season 1 - Episode 11

The group narrowly escapes the Cannery and reunites at the church thinking it's safe — until someone else goes missing.

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999 votes

#15 - Gurgle

Harper's Island - Season 1 - Episode 8

As the guests get ready to leave the island, one guest mysteriously disappears. Abby receives a phone call from someone threatening to kill the missing guest if anyone leaves the island.

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849 votes

#16 - Power

Haven - Season 5 - Episode 15

Desperate conditions in Haven lead to a terrified population that's difficult for Dwight to maintain control over; at the same time, Nathan assembles a task force to restore power to the town; and Audrey tries to put an end to the trouble once and for all.

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The Trial of Nathan Wuornos
841 votes

#17 - The Trial of Nathan Wuornos

Haven - Season 5 - Episode 16

Dwight and Charlotte work to clear Nathan's name when the citizens of Haven put the lawman on trial. Hoping to buy them time, the brothers Teagues moderate the courtroom proceedings, while Audrey continues her quest to solve the darkness troubles.

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Out on the Roof
34 votes

#18 - Out on the Roof

Raising the Bar - Season 1 - Episode 8

One of Charlie's friends is arrested and Charlie arranges to have Jerry handle the case, but then is put in front of Charlie's boss, Judge Kessler. Michelle calls Jerry in to intercede on one of Bobbi's cases.

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No Child's Left Behind
69 votes

#19 - No Child's Left Behind

Raising the Bar - Season 2 - Episode 4

Jerry defends a father against Balco's aggressive prosecution. Bobbi considers finding another job with better pay.

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Beating a Dead Horse
39 votes

#20 - Beating a Dead Horse

Raising the Bar - Season 2 - Episode 12

Jerry takes over Bobbi's case involving a pregnant woman addicted to heroin; Michelle is determined to put the woman away to stop her from shooting up with a baby in her womb; Roz defends a carriage driver.

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