The Best Episodes Directed by Rick Bota
#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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.