The BEST episodes directed by Rick Rosenthal

Sperm Whales: Back From the Abyss
28 votes

#1 - Sperm Whales: Back From the Abyss

Natural World - Season 15 - Episode 1

Wildlife film about sperm whales, revealing the secret lives led by these often misunderstood ocean giants. Scientists all over the world are now learning about the secret lives of sperm whales, the world's largest hunters that spawned the legendy of Moby Dick. Although Mellville painted them as fearsome beasts of the sea, they are actually shy creatures, and cameraman Rick Rosenthal needed patience and persistence to film them at close quarters. They turn out to be efficient hunters with a close family network involving sophisticated and vocal social lives.

1 votes

#2 - Superfish

Natural World - Season 27 - Episode 15

The billfish are the biggest, fastest, and most dangerous gamefish in the sea. All have captured man's imagination like few other creatures, whether it's the graceful sailfish, the menacing swordfish or queen of them all, the marlin, immortalized by Hemingway in 'The Old Man and the Sea'. Marine biologist and film-maker Rick Rosenthal has travelled three oceans in his attempt to capture them all on film, and in doing so has become a passionate champion for these endangered yet little-known ocean giants.

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2 votes

#3 - 1991

Reunion - Season 1 - Episode 6

PRESENT: Two teenagers, who are having a few beers by the East River, discover something that was thrown in the water (remember what it is?). Marjorino has a chat with one of the six friends. PAST (1991): Will, back from Kuwait, visits Jenna at her new house by the beach. He has to do a favor for a friend from his unit. Craig and Aaron work together and have a secretary named Rachel. While Craig is not there, a man named Lloyd drops by their office and has an offer for Aaron. Carla is still Amy's nanny. It's Amy's first day in school. Carla has Paul come with her to pick up Amy at the end of the day but the child is nowhere to be found...

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Fools Russian (2)
6 votes

#4 - Fools Russian (2)

The District - Season 1 - Episode 23

Mannion receives Monya's hand by the mail, an indication that someone is plotting against him. Temple hasn't recovered from his fiancée's death, but Mannion accepts him back on the force. With Mannion under heavy investigation, the mayor has no options but suspend him. Noland steps in as police chief. Noland assigns McGregor and Temple to work directly for Mannion and he decides to run a investigation of his own. Temple, McGregor and Mannion go to a contruction to investigate the Russian mob, since a scheme for money laudry in the value of over 1 billion is discovered. The FBI tapes two unidentified Russians talking about Mannion's murder, and the voices are identified to be Boris' (Mannion's informer) and Putin's (the man the FBI is after). McGregor and Temple see four suspects enter Boris's bar and call Mannion. Temple decides to take action and walks into the bar, despite Jack's order to wait for him. Temple starts a fight with the men, resulting in him being taken hostage by one of

Twist of Hate
6 votes

#5 - Twist of Hate

The District - Season 2 - Episode 12

After a mosque is vandalized, Mannion questions the mosque president, who reveals that the mosque has been receiving threats. Meanwhile, Temple and Debreno investigate two other hate crimes - both with similar scenarios - involving a rabbi and an African-American respectively. Now, before racial and ethnic tensions escalate, Mannion and his team must get to the bottom of these crimes - unaware that the perpetrator is the last person they would suspect. (CBS)

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Fools Russian (1)
6 votes

#6 - Fools Russian (1)

The District - Season 1 - Episode 22

Two ex-cops who worked as bank securities are shot to death and Mannion suspects that the Russian mob is behind it. The FBI wants the case, but Mannion won't let go and decides to solve it by himself. He contacts Monya, a Russian gangster from NY with whom he has a history and Monya gives him a name to go after. The FBI wants to take over the investigation and Mannion refuses to help them given the issues he has with the bureau back from when they let his old partner die. After a few insults that cross the line of internal rivalship, compromising evidence from Jack's personal account appear to incriminate him, possibly planted by the federals. Meanwhile, Temple's marriage is approaching and he couldn't be happier. But his plans are suddenly interrupted when he pays his fiancée a visit at the hospital. Two men had just arrived from a neighbor fight over a fence, and one of the victim's brother goes insane and tries to shoot the other man. But McGregor throws himself to protect the man a

Yes We Can
422 votes

#7 - Yes We Can

Being Erica - Season 2 - Episode 5

Erica receives a special gift from Dr. Tom -- a do-over day.

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In the Dark
81 votes

#8 - In the Dark

Tru Calling - Season 2 - Episode 3

When there's a death at the morgue during Tru's birthday party, and the victim's identity is obscured by darkness, Tru grows convinced that the victim is one of her friends, while Davis concludes it's Carrie who will die.

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Normal Again
821 votes

#9 - Normal Again

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 - Episode 17

A demon's venom causes Buffy to hallucinate, convincing the Slayer that she's a normal girl in a mental ward, that her parents are alive, Dawn never existed, and her Slayer life is a delusion.

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Bad Blood
433 votes

#10 - Bad Blood

The Dresden Files - Season 1 - Episode 5

After a failed hit on her life, Bianca, Chicago's most powerful vampire, calls upon Harry Dresden. In debt to her for saving his life years before, he agrees to help her find the mastermind behind the plan to take her down.

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Wash, Rinse, REPEAT
360 votes

#11 - Wash, Rinse, REPEAT

Being Erica - Season 3 - Episode 4

When Kai returns to give Erica a glimpse of her own mortality, it throws Erica for a loop. If Erica is to escape her own personal “Groundhog Day”, she must learn to embrace the present.

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Senti-Mental Journey
560 votes

#12 - Senti-Mental Journey

Drop Dead Diva - Season 2 - Episode 5

When Jane's mother is unexpectedly arrested, Jane must represent her in court before Judge Summers and reconnect with the father she has never known in order to help her mom. Meanwhile, things between Parker and Kim heat up, and Grayson gets heavily invested in a case involving a Ponzi scheme. Teri attempts to help Fred with driving and dating.

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Blind Faith
1 votes

#13 - Blind Faith

Hack - Season 2 - Episode 8

A young girl who witnessed a murder seeks Mike's help in helping her evade the corrupt police officer who has been paid off to cover up the crime and silence her; Marcellus takes up residence on Mike's sofa as his marital problems continue.

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The Quick and the Wed
1136 votes

#14 - The Quick and the Wed

Veronica Mars - Season 2 - Episode 15

Wallace's new girlfriend Jane enlists Veronica's help when her older sister Heidi appears to be a "runaway bride," but the clues suggest something possibly more disturbing happened on the way to the altar. Meanwhile, Keith and Veronica decide that they have no choice but to go to Sheriff Lamb with the evidence they've uncovered about the bus crash. Later, Kendall has a tempting offer for Aaron Echolls.

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Two Pair
127 votes

#15 - Two Pair

Tru Calling - Season 1 - Episode 16

Tru faces a new dilemma when her day fails to restart after a body asks for help. Fearful that her gift has deserted her, Tru is shocked later that day when a different body's plea forces the day to restart. Now, she must race against the clock to save two people on the same day in different parts of the city. Jack reveals a bit about his sinister intentions.

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Bulldog's Ghost
8 votes

#16 - Bulldog's Ghost

The District - Season 2 - Episode 7

After Nancy discovers a murdered homeless man, Mannion notices that the body has a distinct military tattoo. He identifies the man as a former Marine believed to have been held prisoner in a Vietnamese camp. They soon learn that the victim may have been one of many POW's who were returned to the United States in the 1980s after the government stated that there were no prisoners left in Vietnam. Now, as Mannion delves further into the case, he must battle the demons that continue to haunt him from the time he spent in Vietnam. (from CBS)

Partners in Crime
1090 votes

#17 - Partners in Crime

Beauty and the Beast (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 17

Cat is forced to reveal things that she had been keeping from Tess to salvage their relationship, and to protect Vincent. Gabe is suspicious of everyone in the department, while Evan witnesses Cat doing something that changes his opinion of her, making him even more determined to track down the beast.

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The Dark Side of the Mook
220 votes

#18 - The Dark Side of the Mook

Life on Mars (US) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Ray's shady brother may have played a role in the number of recent decapitations in which the squad is investigating. but other suspects pop up too, such as a biker, a Wall Street executive and badly disfigured man.

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867 votes

#19 - Help

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 7 - Episode 4

Novice counsellor Buffy begins trying to help the students at Sunnydale High, including Cassie Newton, a girl who predicts her own death. Unfortunately, a Slayer is no match for fate.

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Moving On Up
416 votes

#20 - Moving On Up

Being Erica - Season 3 - Episode 2

Weeks after her break-up with Ethan, Erica is determined to pick herself up. Dr. Tom knows someone from Erica’s past who knows exactly how she feels… Claire! But she and Erica have never seen eye-to-eye.

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827 votes

#21 - Promise

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 16

Clark has second thoughts about Lana marrying Lex, and Lana has the same concerns. Meanwhile, the doctor involved in the secret behind Lana's pregnancy threatens Lex with his knowledge.

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940 votes

#22 - Rush

Smallville - Season 2 - Episode 14

Students are engaging in wild, sometimes suicidal stunts, and Chloe and Pete are the next ones to become "infected."..and they use a piece of red meteor rock to get Clark to join them.

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time
168 votes

#23 - Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Crossing Jordan - Season 1 - Episode 11

With a botched robbery victims are many and answers are few. Jordan and Dr. Macy set out to prove maybe this was no ordinary bank robbery. Meanwhile Jordan finally has a house-warming party.

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727 votes

#24 - Lexmas

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 9

Lex considers whether to turn an operative loose to obtain or fake damaging information against Jonathan to upset his Senatorial race. But when Lex is shot, he falls into a coma and is visited by the ghost of his mother, who shows him what his life could be like if he frees himself from his father. Meanwhile, Clark helps deliver Christmas presents.

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The Hand You're Dealt
2809 votes

#25 - The Hand You're Dealt

Haven - Season 1 - Episode 10

Nathan and Audrey investigate a series of murders, but the prime suspect insists that she's trying to stop the real killer. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Duke's revelation, Audrey continues to investigate the Colorado Kid mystery involving her mother.

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… Or Just Look Like One
873 votes

#26 - … Or Just Look Like One

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 3

After teen model Jazmin Burgess is dumped, beaten, and raped in front of Roosevelt Hospital, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out why a sixteen-year-old girl was out alone after midnight. High levels of drugs in Jazmin's system lead them to take a look at not only the modeling agency with which Jazmin was signed, but also the photographer who was supervising her last shoot and had booted her out because she was 'too heavy'. Stabler's disgust with the whole issue is aggravated by his and Kathy's worry that their daughter Maureen, who has been refusing to eat lately, may be anorexic.

875 votes

#27 - Cure

Smallville - Season 7 - Episode 4

Dr. Curtis Knox says he can "cure" someone from being a "meteor freak," changing their lives. Chloe takes an interest in this, but Dr. Knox may have another secret. [Dr. Knox seems to be Vandal Savage, an 25.000 years old immortal. There are several references to his past and there is the antique watch, a symbol of Vandal Savage]

A Trip to the Moon
410 votes

#28 - A Trip to the Moon

90210 - Season 2 - Episode 9

With the help of Teddy, Jackie surprises Silver with a half-birthday celebration that takes her back to her childhood birthday parties. Navid witnesses Adrianna buying drugs from Jasper, forcing Navid to confront him about being a drug dealer. Dixon is determined to confront Sasha about her miscarriage, forcing Debbie and Harry to reveal that Sasha lied about being pregnant. Annie and Jasper profess their love for each other and decide to take their relationship to the next level. After getting into a fight on the beach, Liam, with the help of Dixon, Teddy and Ivy, devises a plan seek revenge on Jen.

Russian Love Poem
379 votes

#29 - Russian Love Poem

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 12

When multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin is found murdered in his home, Benson and Stabler turn their suspicion to Harlin's long list of lovers, which includes both men and women. Evidence at the crime scene leads detectives to a pair of Russian escorts, but before they can get the truth from them, one turns up dead, and the boyfriend of the other confesses to murder.

Mob Wife
149 votes

#30 - Mob Wife

Early Edition - Season 1 - Episode 13

Gary and Chuck save a gangster's ex-fiancee from being shot, which gets them into hot water with the mob.

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A Southern Town
34 votes

#31 - A Southern Town

The District - Season 1 - Episode 16

Mannion goes to New York to attend his ex-wife's wedding — and perhaps stop it; an ex-cop accuses Noland of covering up a case 30 years ago that involved a politician's son.

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She Had You Fooled
4 votes

#32 - She Had You Fooled

Shattered - Season 1 - Episode 11

A woman's body is found floating in the ocean.

766 votes

#33 - Subterranean

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 9

An illegal immigrant comes to Clark for help, escaping from a nearby farm where he's working... a farm that houses a dark secret.

837 votes

#34 - Visitor

Smallville - Season 2 - Episode 18

After a schoolmate claims to be an alien and proves it by using heat vision, Clark investigates and believes the boy is from Krypton. Meanwhile, Helen confronts Lex over the locked room in the mansion that holds his investigation of Clark's secrets.

Hoops (a.k.a. Hoop Dreams)
163 votes

#35 - Hoops (a.k.a. Hoop Dreams)

Early Edition - Season 1 - Episode 6

Michael Williams, one of the biggest high school basketball stars, has a heart condition that may cost him his life. Gary tries to convince him not to play, but his coach keeps pushing him to do so. He and Marissa visit Michael's neighborhood, where Marissa grew up. They appeal to Connie Hooks, one of Marissa's old friends and also the Michael Williams of their time.

Behind the Wheel
41 votes

#36 - Behind the Wheel

The Incredible Hulk - Season 3 - Episode 7

David becomes a taxi driver for a cab company whose owner is on the verge of losing the business to a greedy loan shark.

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Human Nature
48 votes

#37 - Human Nature

Point Pleasant - Season 1 - Episode 2

Christina continues to search at the local church for clues that will lead to her missing mother. Meanwhile the town prepares for its annual boat parade, which is even more competitive than usual thanks to Christina's presence. Christina and Jesse grow closer, which infuriates Paula. Charismatic-yet-sinister Lucas Boyd makes his move to Point Pleasant. And another death in town rains on the parade in the ""Human Nature"" episode of POINT PLEASANT.

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Sound Of A Strap
37 votes

#38 - Sound Of A Strap

Shattered - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ben and Lynch investigate the multiple homicide of a group of teenagers that appears to be gang-related. There is a witness, but she’s not talking.

Learning to Fly
28 votes

#39 - Learning to Fly

She Spies - Season 1 - Episode 19

The Spies must protect an animal activist being transferred by plane.

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13 votes

#40 - Projector

Roar - Season 1 - Episode 2

Conor faces Vorgeen, a rival chieftan, when the two are both after the same powder that has magical properties.

122 votes

#41 - Nailed

Witchblade - Season 2 - Episode 6

A psychotic serial killer of young girls - who has a fetish for their fingernails - becomes obsessed with Danny's niece. Sara must rely on the Witchblade's visions to find the girl before she becomes the killer's next victim.

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1096 votes

#42 - Plastique

Smallville - Season 8 - Episode 2

Chloe invites an injured 15-year-old to move in with her. Meanwhile, Clark experiences his first day of work with Lois.

In God's Eyes
72 votes

#43 - In God's Eyes

Angela's Eyes - Season 1 - Episode 3

Angela's team is stymied in their investigation of a wealthy socialite suspected of murdering an intruder, when he takes refuge in a church. Meanwhile, Angela's brother talks her into paying a visit to the mother she hasn't seen in years, who is dying.

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100 votes

#44 - Pilot

Flash Gordon (2007) - Season 1 - Episode 1

This 65 minute version of the pilot which was aired on The Sci-Fi Channel and released as a Best Buy exclusive DVD drastically differs from the 2-part, 87 minute version that was released on DVD in Canada. The episode opens with Flash Gordon running a marathon and winning. His mother and his best friend Nick congratulate him. Meanwhile, on Mongo, Ming and Rankol open a rift to Earth and send in a probe. A rift is shown opening on Earth and the probe exits from it and flies away.

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Do Over
94 votes

#45 - Do Over

Mental - Season 1 - Episode 10

An accident on the job has caused a construction worker to have physiological and psychological problems for Jack to treat. The incident details don't match what was written in the report, but instead match up with a more serious accident which occurred 100 years earlier.

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Hunters of the Sea Wind
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#46 - Hunters of the Sea Wind

Natural World - Season 13 - Episode 3

Documentary showing life under the Pacific Ocean and the predatory life of the marlin, sailfish, sea snakes, dolphins and tuna, birds and turtles.

Riddle of the Right Whale
0 votes

#47 - Riddle of the Right Whale

Natural World - Season 18 - Episode 1

A dramatic film about Right Whales, the rarest of all the great whales. There's a race on to save them and even US nuclear submarines are part of the effort. Dramatic footage above and below the water reveals these fascinating giants battling for mates, rearing young, sailing with their tails and meeting other whales, dolphins, seals and sharks. It's called the Right Whale because it used to be the right whale to hunt - big and full of blubber. Today it's baffling biologists who cannot understand why, in spite of total protection, it refuses to recover.