The BEST episodes directed by Rick Jacobson

The Ring (2)
60 votes

#1 - The Ring (2)

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 8

After Xena tells the tale of how Grendel was created, when the valkeryie Grunhilda put on the Rheingold ring, she, Gabrielle, and two Northern warriors kill the creature, only to learn it wasn't the one they thought but her child instead. It's mother, Grunhilda, has the power of the ring and is bent on destroying Xena and anyone who gets in her way.

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Breath of Life
8 votes

#2 - Breath of Life

Baywatch - Season 10 - Episode 17

Jason, at the request of a young woman, goes to visit her father and reluctantly learns a craft from him. Sean's feelings about Jenna change abruptly when he finds out her plans for the future and how they will impact him directly.

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91 votes

#3 - Motherhood

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 22

Xena faces the gods of Olympus in a battle to the death when she acquires some new powers. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Eve, are fighting battles of their own.

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The Cage
7 votes

#4 - The Cage

Baywatch - Season 11 - Episode 8

While watching over the Ironman Triathlon, J.D. and Sean must perform a rescue of two divers who have come face to face with a tiger shark. The reason the shark is so close in land is that Blake, a nefarious ""shark tour"" provider, had been dumping chum in the water. Sean, of course, is livid and becomes even more so when locals tell him not to interfere. Sean confronts Blake face to face, but Blake is not intimidated by Sean and even threatens him back. Unbeknownst to Sean, Kekoa and J.D. have continued their affair. They have, in fact, ramped it up to the next level, even though both know that what they are doing is dangerous and not in the best interests of the team. Meanwhile, Jason is having problems with tourist Al Raymond. Raymond is a good enough guy, but he wants so desperately to impress his son Noah that he keeps getting in Jason's way. To make things worse for Al, all of his attempts end in embarrassing failure. Al at first irritates Jason, but Max tells him how he misses hi

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89 votes

#5 - Succession

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 3

Ares decides to pit Mavican, Xena, and Gabrielle in a fight to the death in an unkown arena. One catch, Xena and Gabrielle share one body and Mavican is determined to fill-out her destiny of the one who kills Xena.

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91 votes

#6 - Livia

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 20

Twenty-five years have passed when Xena and Gabrielle finally awake from their icy sleep, and they set out to find Xena's daughter, Eve, only to discover the world is not the same and neither is Eve. She's now known as Livia, the Bitch of Rome, a bloodthirsty warrior with Ares as her mentor and lover.

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3691 votes

#7 - Victory

Spartacus - Season 3 - Episode 10

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in a final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

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The Hero
8 votes

#8 - The Hero

Baywatch - Season 10 - Episode 15

Sean finds himself having to deal with romantic overtures from unexpected sources. Jason gets caught up in a whirlwind romance with a woman visiting Hawaii.

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The Abyss
57 votes

#9 - The Abyss

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6 - Episode 6

When searching for Virgil, Xena and Gabrielle are confronted by cannibals and they must stay alive in order to rescue Virgil before he becomes their next meal.

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Makapu'u Lighthouse
8 votes

#10 - Makapu'u Lighthouse

Baywatch - Season 11 - Episode 21

Sean rescues a local TV celebrity who is in trouble with his kayak. This brings the team a lot of media attention, and because Sean turns down the offer of a TV interview, he is offered a week at the Hilton, comp'd, because of what he did. Sean, though, does not like to take freebies either so he declines. But he has a different issue: he is about to go on his required annual leave for a week. Being the dedicated and at times obsessive guy that he is, Sean is having a difficult time letting go. Zack tries to interest Sean in joining a canoe race that he and Jason are doing for a competition. But Sean is not interested at this time. Brian has a solution: one of his friends, Jimmy Confair, a Hawaiian, is having difficulty with his boat-and also with getting over the death of his wife. He needs help repairing it and making it whole again. Brian suggests that Sean go to visit Jimmy and help. Sean reluctantly agrees. When he arrives at Jimmy's house, he is surprised to see that the boat tha

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The Mettle of Man
1133 votes

#11 - The Mettle of Man

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 - Episode 10

Series Finale. Elk Grove undergoes a major battle that takes place on the streets, Ash rides high in a military tank, speeding across shaky, post-apocalyptic Elk Grove. Ash fights the biggest battle of them all - a sixty foot tall Kandarian demon.

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4761 votes

#12 - Libertus

Spartacus - Season 2 - Episode 5

In an ironic twist of fate, a gladiator from the house of Batiatus will stand in the way of Spartacus trying to free Crixus from Roman captivity. Ilithyia's scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk.

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Love on the Rocks
78 votes

#13 - Love on the Rocks

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 18

Nautica, a mermaid, wanted to see the world. But her father, Triton, had arranged a marriage for her. Nautica found a way out when Discord gave her legs. When she met Iolaus 2, they both fell immediately in love. Unfortunately, if Nautica did not return to the sea by sunset, the waters of Greece would turn to ice. When Brutus took her hostage, Iolaus found the strength in his love and handily defeated Nautica's captor. The lovers returned to the beach and after one last kiss, the mermaid swam out to sea.

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Between the Lines
95 votes

#14 - Between the Lines

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 4 - Episode 15

An Indiana ritual sends Xena's soul into the karmic future for an encounter with the reincarnation of the evil shamoness Alti.

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Second Coming
2116 votes

#15 - Second Coming

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 2 - Episode 10

Ash, Ruby and Kelly battle the past to secure a future where Pablo is alive and the world is safe from evil, but the family from hell has other plans.

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The Dark One
2399 votes

#16 - The Dark One

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 1 - Episode 10

During a last-ditch effort to rid the world of the Evil, Ash receives an offer that could change his life forever.

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Father Faust
8 votes

#17 - Father Faust

Baywatch - Season 11 - Episode 14

It is a bad day at the beach. A man has lost his Rolex watch and is upset when all Sean offers to do is fill out a report-not investigate everyone at the beach. Mr. Tanaka is in the water, trying to learn how to swim properly. Being the rich and old man that he is, he is impatient with the other people at the beach and is completely unaware of the dangers of being in the water. Kekoa is keeping an eye on him. Suddenly, a loose catamaran starts careening towards him. Everyone shouts at Mr. Tanaka to get out of the way, but he feels that he is an important man who does not need to move. Sensing the danger brewing, fourteen year old Kala'i pulls Mr. Tanaka under the surface of the water. The catamaran glides over them, narrowly missing them. Sean, in a daring move, leaps on the catamaran and with the help of Kekoa is able to stop it. Mr. Tanaka, though, keeps accusing Kala'i of attempting to mug him. He refuses to listen to anyone who tells him otherwise. The next day, Sean has decided to

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Sacrifice (2)
95 votes

#18 - Sacrifice (2)

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 3 - Episode 22

When Gabrielle's evil daughter, Hope, takes the form of her mother and joins forces with Ares to create a race of superbeings, Xena and Gabrielle must stop her reign of terror.

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2925 votes

#19 - Home

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 2 - Episode 1

Ash is forced to leave his cushy retirement in Jacksonville, return to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan, and mount up once again to face The Evil Dead. This time, he'll have to form an uneasy alliance with his former enemy Ruby as Elk Grove becomes the nucleus to the most dangerous horror Ash has faced to date.

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A Good Day
119 votes

#20 - A Good Day

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 4 - Episode 5

Teaming with Greek Soldiers, Xena plots against Caesar and Pompey, whose war between one another has spilled over from Rome to Greece, and Xena plans to send them both back to where they came from.

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Home Again
2224 votes

#21 - Home Again

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 2 - Episode 9

Ash, distraught about losing Pablo is determined to bring him back! Ruby and Kelly tag along as they travel back in time to make sure Young Ash never sees the Necronomicon. But the butterfly effect they create is something no one can believe!

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Judgement Day
1109 votes

#22 - Judgement Day

Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 - Episode 9

Pablo's role as Brujo Especiale has him straddle the worlds of good and evil to keep the rift open for Ash to save Brandy and Kelly, but they run into a snag; Ruby and Kaya faceoff with The Dark One.

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Back in the Bottle
56 votes

#23 - Back in the Bottle

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 7

After a vision Xena, Gabrielle, and Joxer return to Chin, where they are reunited with Kao Syn. Where they must defeat the warlord Khan, who has joined forces with the evil spirits of Pao Tsu and Ming Ten, aka The Green Dragon, and knows the recipe of the deadly black powder.

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The Natural
13 votes

#24 - The Natural

Baywatch - Season 9 - Episode 5

The episode starts with someone rescuing a surfer in trouble. When the rescue has been completed, the phantom lifeguard is nowhere to be seen. A minute later, J.D. arrives in a lifeguard truck and he is able to see tracks in the sand showing clearly that someone else made the rescue. He tells Cody, Sheryl and Bridget about the incident. Later during a role call, Mitch is surprised to find out that Alex has hired a new maintenance person. Her name is Jessie Owens. Everyone likes her at first, especially Cody and J.D. While they are on patrol, they are surprised to see Jessie jumping off a pier. It turns out that she wants to become a stuntwoman. Later, it turns out that Jessie is the phantom lifeguard when she rescues a little girl named Beth and then disappears mysteriously. But Jessie turns out to be a bad maintenance person and she is fired when the lifeguard clothes has shrunk to infant size, and tons of soap bubbles start bubbling out of the washing machine and onto the floor and t

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Rescue (2)
74 votes

#25 - Rescue (2)

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 1 - Episode 6

As the Bailey takes Cleo and Lily away, Sarge and Hel try to figure out how to track them. They send a miniature satellite probe into the air to get coordinates for the Betrayer robot factory, but it attracts the attention of a Bailey. The two women are forced into a deadly game of hide and seek, until Voice launches a second probe, which draws the Baileys' attention. They infiltrate the Betrayer factory, in which Cleo and Lily have been strapped down. Human drones take vials of blood from Cleo and Lily, injecting it into vague humanoid forms gestating in nearby chambers. The forms suddenly morph into replicas of the two women and fibers cover the real women's heads, draining their life energy. Thankfully, Hel and Sarge attack, firing at the drones and doppelgangers, creating mass havoc in the Betrayer factory. They set the real Cleo and Lily free and set a grenade to detonate shortly. The four women battle their way into the tunnels blasting Betrayers. Voice tells them to shoot the fl

My Fair Cupcake
76 votes

#26 - My Fair Cupcake

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 18

Autolycus convinced his former girlfriend, Cupcake, that he wanted to fix her up with Prince Alexandros at a royal ball. In truth, Autolycus wanted to steal the sapphire of Antioch from the prince. Introduced to Alexandros as Hermia, princess of Carpathia, Cupcake inadvertently delayed a war from breaking out between Carpathia and Antioch. But the traitor, prime minister of Antioch, stabbed Prince Alexandros. Finally King Georgas of Carpathia arrived and established peace, while the wounded Prince proposed marriage to Cupcake -- even though he knew her true identity. Too late Autolycus realized he was still in love with her.

73 votes

#27 - Choices

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 1 - Episode 8

It's Christmas in a lower level, an Artificial Surface Environment that is set up as a holographic 21st Century small town. But a Betrayer robot is killing one of Voice's freedom fighter teams, so Hel, Sarge and Cleo are dispatched to help them. In the snowy climate they find a family with a little girl, which makes Hel homesick (or is that time sick?). They find one team member dead and Cleo makes like a cop to keep the crowds at bay. Later, while Cleo and Hel watch townspeople do a Macarena-like dance, Sarge finds the resistance leader, Xev, who has been badly hurt by the robot. Xev tells them the robot is either the father, the mother of the little girl in the family they've watched, but Voice orders them all to return to the base. Xev goes back to the town to confront the father, who is a Betrayer, but only succeeds in getting himself killed. Sarge has a showdown with the robot and with a little help from Hel, she triumphs. Later, she tells the mother to love her little girl; sh

Delicate Things
7499 votes

#28 - Delicate Things

Spartacus - Season 1 - Episode 6

Lies, distrust and duplicity plague the house of Batiatus and impact the hopes of both Barca and Spartacus, who have benefited from good fortune and envision a future away from the grounds. Barca expects to buy his and his male lover's way out, while Spartacus anticipates his promised reunion with his enslaved wife, part of his reward for a monumental victory in the arena. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan.

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Sacramentum Gladiatorum
7640 votes

#29 - Sacramentum Gladiatorum

Spartacus - Season 1 - Episode 2

Enslaved in gladiatorial school, the newly christened Spartacus must try to suppress his desire for vengeance when his new master promises to reunite him with his wife.

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Broken Places
1828 votes

#30 - Broken Places

Dominion - Season 1 - Episode 3

Alex hopes to leave his responsibilities as the Chosen One behind by leaving Vega, but instead, ends up fighting for his life alongside Michael in a battle with Gabriel’s forces. Elsewhere, Riesen goes too far in the name of security, Claire makes a personal sacrifice for the people and Arika receives a deadly message from her homeland.

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The Dirty Half Dozen
70 votes

#31 - The Dirty Half Dozen

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 3 - Episode 3

Xena, Gabrielle and four warriors go up against Ares and his new army who possess armor and weapons forged by the god, Hephaestus, which cannot be harmed by any mortal weapons.

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2230 votes

#32 - Godspeed

Dominion - Season 1 - Episode 2

Alex rejects his new role as the Chosen One, but then a sleeper threat in Vega forces him to spring into action and protect the ones he loves. Meanwhile, Michael meets with Gabriel one last time before the war between angels and mankind reignites. Elsewhere, General Riesen and David Whele try to tie up loose ends.

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Locked Up and Tied Down
88 votes

#33 - Locked Up and Tied Down

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 4 - Episode 7

When Xena allows herself to be tried and convicted of the murder of an innocent woman, who she left to die in the past, Gabrielle struggles to uncover the truth and free Xena from Shark Island Prison.

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The Red Serpent
9667 votes

#34 - The Red Serpent

Spartacus - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Romans, in an effort to protect their homeland, seek the help of Thracian warrior Spartacus and his team of fighters. After a violent incident, Spartacus must enter the gladiator ring to face his punishment from the Romans.

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The Watch
12 votes

#35 - The Watch

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 2 - Episode 1

The team is assigned to protect Marla, a former bootlegger turned peacekeeper, at a meeting between mutants and warlords. Sarge leaves to pick up her sister Lily to take to the gala and Hel and Cleopatra go to meet Marla. Lily waits for Sarge at a local hangout and Slade, Sarge's former renegade Black Watch leader, approaches her. Lily reveals that she's meeting Sarge and two hoodlums inject her with a parasite that will kill her in three hours. When Sarge goes to the bar she is met by Slade (hologram) who tells her that if she kills Marla she will get the antidote. Cleopatra drags Lily off as Sarge goes to find Marla. Terrified, Lily tells Cleopatra what happened at the bar and they rush to find Hel. Meanwhile, Sarge enters Marla's quarters and the two women begin to fight. Sarge is about to blow Marla away when Hel, Cleopatra and Lily barge in and convince Sarge to hunt down Slade instead and find the antidote. Later, Cleopatra, enters a Black Watch hangout and approaches a guy named

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Flying Lessons
115 votes

#36 - Flying Lessons

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hel and Sarge are teaching Cleopatra how to fly through the underground shafts when they chance upon a group of Mordecis who are abducting a human girl from the arms of her father. Although the initially refuse to help, Cleopatra appeals to them to be heroes and help rescue the girl. The trio goes to the lower level where the Mordecis go to sell specimens to mutant experimental labs, or to keep them as sexual slaves. The women enter a trader bar where they soon learn that the girl is the slave of a piggish, multiply pierced cretin named Ek. Because they need a diversion, Cleo does an erotic pole dance strip tease, earning Ek's lust. Hel challenges Ek to a game, with Cleo as her bet. They trade slaves back and forth, until Ek gets the bartender to slip an inhibitor into Hel's drink and she loses everything. Hel makes one final bet as herself as the prize and manages to defeat Ek. He's not a good loser though and the mutants attack the women and the freed slaves. But of course, even with

11 votes

#37 - Countdown

Baywatch - Season 8 - Episode 13

When Mitch is in his tower, he sees a little girl named Bridget activating a hand grenade. He runs to her and throws the grenade into the water just before it explodes. Then he finds another hand grenade next to two little boys. Cody comes over and he helps Mitch locate the broken box on shore and account for all the grenades that were stored there. Later Mitch speaks to an old Navy SEAL friend of his. His friend tells him that a boat with a lot of explosives have been stolen. He and Cody locate the boat at the bottom of the ocean, and they dive down to it. As Mitch and Cody are searching the room, they notice how unstable the boat is and decide to come back later. Then the two villains, Ray and Vance, return to the boat. They surprise Mitch and Cody who are caught and tied up inside the boat. Before Ray and Vance leave, they set a bomb to explode. Mitch manages to get free and fights with them. He wins and heads for the scarab where he alerts the Coast Guard. Then he returns down and

Hot Summer Night
15 votes

#38 - Hot Summer Night

Baywatch - Season 9 - Episode 7

When Mitch and Hobie are walking down the beach after a tough day, they notice a strange smell in a tunnel. When they have entered the tunnel, Mitch recognizes the smell. Some workers have accidentally damaged a gas line. One of the workers drops his cigarette into the tunnel and Mitch and Hobie have to run out before it explode. Later in the marina, Hobie meets his friends Brad, Josie and Randy. Because they are in no condition to drive, Hobie drives Brad's dad's boat. While they are driving, Josie pulls the throttle to full speed. Hobie loses control and it's just a matter of time before the boat turns over. Hobie rescues everybody with April and Jessie's assistance. Josie ends up in a coma and Brad tells Josie's father that Hobie caused the accident. Hobie ends up in prison due to reckless driving. His bail is set at $ 300 000. Mitch pays his bail using the deed to his house along with April's money as collateral. When Hobie meets Josie's father at the hospital, he threatens to sue

Animal Attraction
62 votes

#39 - Animal Attraction

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 4

While getting a little rest and relaxation in Spamona, Gabrielle tries to train her new horse, Amarice makes a love connection with Joxer's friend, Arman, Joxer pines for Gabrielle, and Xena helps an old frien with a warlord problem, while exhibiting signs of pregnancy.

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Under the Influence
87 votes

#40 - Under the Influence

La Femme Nikita - Season 3 - Episode 10

Brothers Karl and Simon Peruze are responsible for some of the most vicious attacks on civilians ever recorded. Eliminating both of them proves difficult, since neither brother would ever give up the other. Section One kidnaps Karl, wipes clean his short-term memory, and places Nikita with him when he comes to, so she can pose as his fiancee and lead Section to Simon. Strangely, the more Nikita learns about Karl's cruel history, the more she is drawn to him, falling in love with him. However, Nikita's slowly dawning realization that her mind is being controlled by Section threatens to unravel the entire mission.

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While You Were Out
29 votes

#41 - While You Were Out

She Spies - Season 1 - Episode 15

The Spies must protect a top CEO from assassination.

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Home (1)
82 votes

#42 - Home (1)

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 1 - Episode 5

After the trio fights a new form of Betrayer robot modeled to look like someone Sarge once knew they travel to the surface to find the factory where the Baileys create the Betrayers. They find a village of people who are willingly sacrifice themselves to the Baileys, believing that the aliens will take them back to the Mother Planet where they'll be reunited with old friends. Unfortunately the next to be chosen is Lily, Sarge's younger sister. Sarge rescues her sister and the trio go into the woods with Baileys and miniature attack drones firing at them. They escape and come up with a plan; Sarge will take the place of her sister, allowing Hel and Cleo to track her to the Betrayer factory and destroy it. Cleo uses a bunch of old science fiction film concepts to convince Lily (who still believes the Baileys are good) to help them and they return to the village. But at the last minute, Lily senses that Cleo and Sarge lied to her and pushes her sister off the ascension platform. As Sarge

Spies vs. Spy
30 votes

#43 - Spies vs. Spy

She Spies - Season 1 - Episode 9

The Spies go up against a former member of the project when they protect an ambassador's daughter on her wedding day.

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1 votes

#44 - Stranded

She Spies - Season 2 - Episode 17

The Spies' plane crashes, leaving them washed ashore on a deserted island with an escaped prisoner loose.

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The White Chollima
3 votes

#45 - The White Chollima

She Spies - Season 2 - Episode 12

Cross assigns the She Spies to bring in an assassin from North Korea, who's in the country to assassinate a political bigwig, only to learn that the assassin is Cassie's mother, who Cassie thought had died 20 years ago.

The Gift
3 votes

#46 - The Gift

She Spies - Season 2 - Episode 15

In an effort to stop stealth technology from falling into the wrong hands, the She Spies are teamed up with the government's latest secret weapon, a fast-talking psychic.

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Undying Dream
67 votes

#47 - Undying Dream

Mortal Kombat: Conquest - Season 1 - Episode 8

Taja is pulled into a portal and arrives in the Cobalt Mines, captured by Shang Tsung. Kung Lao and Siro have to save her, even if it means walking into a trap.

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Mauser's Day Out
10 votes

#48 - Mauser's Day Out

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 2 - Episode 4

Dressed in a seductive gown, Sarge prepares a romantic dinner for her and Mauser. He enters the lab and reminds Sarge that he's not programmed for sex. She presents a microchip to Mauser that, when inserted into his skull, will bypass certain moral inhibitions. Mauser grants his permission and Sarge injects the chip. The two embrace passionately, but Mauser's excitement quickly turns to rage and he begins to strangle Sarge. She shoves him away and Mauser starts firing lasers from his eyes. Hel and Cleopatra enter the lab and Hel unsuccessfully tries to voice-override Mauser. During this process, Hel learns that Mauser was initially designed to kill. While the ladies argue over Mauser's condition, he escapes and starts to make his way to a secret control center, where a mysterious woman tracks his movements. Meanwhile, Voice nervously guides Hel and the others to Mauser's location. With gauntlets drawn, the three enter unfamiliar territory and realize that Mauser's target is Voice. Maus

2 votes

#49 - Manhunt

She Spies - Season 2 - Episode 3

When a female tech from ComCent is kidnapped the Spies must go undercover at a dating agency.

Path of Leist Resistance
7 votes

#50 - Path of Leist Resistance

Baywatch - Season 10 - Episode 12

Dawn's past threatens to cause her problems in the present. A kid is caught in a storm drain and the Baywatch team races to rescue him before it is too late.