The Best Episodes Directed by Rick Bota

Out on the Roof

#1 - 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.

star 8.75
4 votes
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Hammer of the Gods

#2 - 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.

star 8.25
1008 votes
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No Child's Left Behind

#3 - 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.

star 8.13
8 votes
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Splash

#4 - 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.

star 8.11
134 votes
162 Candles

#5 - 162 Candles

The Vampire Diaries Season 1 - Episode 8

On his birthday, Stefan is surprised by a visit from Lexi, one of his oldest friends. Still upset by the events at the Halloween haunted house, Elena does her best to stay away from Stefan, but Lexi gives her some unsolicited relationship advice. Elena and Jenna are surprised by a change in Jeremy’s behavior. At Damon’s insistence, Caroline tries to get his medallion back from Bonnie. Finally, Damon’s offer to help Sheriff Forbes has sudden and tragic results.

star 8.08
925 votes
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Never Turn Back

#6 - 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.

star 7.98
364 votes
Storm Weathered

#7 - 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.

star 7.91
70 votes
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Gurgle

#8 - 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.

star 7.85
143 votes
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Seeing Red

#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.

star 7.82
357 votes
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Out of Control

#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.

star 7.81
355 votes
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Omega Hour

#11 - 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.

star 7.80
319 votes
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Kidnapped

#12 - 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.

star 7.70
15 votes
Proceed with Caution

#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.

star 7.56
515 votes
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Power

#14 - 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.

star 7.49
594 votes
Beating a Dead Horse

#15 - 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.

star 7.38
8 votes
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