The Best Episodes Directed by Rick Wallace
#1 - Bombshell
Nash Bridges Season 3 - Episode 10
Sultry criminal and Nash's ex-girlfriend Tamara VanZant resurfaces, this time as a player in a plot to sell stolen plutonium. Joe plans to make a mint by marketing a secret-recipe salsa that's been in his family for generations. Robert Rodriguez stars as Joe's commercial director.
#2 - Loyalties
Ed Season 1 - Episode 15
As Ed and Bonnie grow more comfortable in their relationship, Carol grows more uncomfortable so Ed suggests that they all go out for dinner. Not wanting to be a third wheel, Carol brings an escort along. But dinner is a disaster for everyone when a misundering with her escort forces Carol to betray Molly's confindence and Bonnie drops a bombshell on Ed: she's accepted a job in Washington, DC; Big Rudy, the former owner of Stuckeybowl decides he wants the bowling alley back and resorts to dirty tricks to get what he wants-even enlisting Phil's help. In court Ed represents a singer/songwriter suing her band for the rights to her songs after she was kicked out.
#3 - The Girl Who Cried Wolf (1)
Men in Trees Season 2 - Episode 5
In the first of a two-part story, a heated fight between Marin and Jack is the result of an invasion of wild wolves in Elmo. Annie's mother arrives in town as a series of unfortunate events could ruin Patrick and Annie's wedding. Meanwhile, Ben's new hockey team causes problems and the church elders of Eric's church attempt to stand in the way of his relationship with Sara.
#4 - Lenny Scissorhands
NYPD Blue Season 12 - Episode 18
Ortiz and Murphy arrived on the scene of a shooting, where two of Sipowicz's men were involved in chasing down a suspect, who got away after he able to shoot one of the officers. Back at the squad, Sipowicz tells the pair about a possible witness to the crime that he saw while they were all still at the scene, an elderly woman sitting at her window. Even though it is Medavoy's last day on the job, Sipowicz doesn't feel like getting his picture taken. With Medavoy leaving Clark is now partnered with Jones and together they go to the scene of crime, where a woman, Deborah Olshan, was beaten to death in her home, a possible victim of a robbery. At the scene they interview Maxine Annunziato, her friend and the one who discovered the body. Murphy and Ortiz talk with the woman that Sipowicz identified as a probable witness to the shooting of the officers. She tells them that she saw the officers enter the building, but she didn't see them chasing anyone. Clark and Jones return to the s
#5 - The Caribou in The Room
Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 6
Marin wants to find out if you really can be friends after you've spelt together. She asks Jack to take her to Anchorage so she can get a dose of culture. Patrick begins to wonder if there is a problem in his relationship with Annie, because she always asks him to leave right after they've been intimate. Meanwhile, Ben gets tired of having to sneak around with Sara, and he asked Theresa to move out.
#6 - Hijack
Sleeper Cell Season 1 - Episode 9
The cell hijacks a truck in order to acquire it's contents - a deadly chemical to be used in their attack. The FBI holds off on stopping the cell in the hopes of getting more information on the other 2 cells operating in the U.S.
#7 - Bat Masterson
Early Edition Season 1 - Episode 16
Gary meets an ex-cop who took the identity of Bat Masterson to continue his work against crime. The guy seems to be crazy, but helps Gary with his paper duties. As he learns more about Bat (or Mike Killebrew, his real identity), Gary discovers that he went crazy after his partner died.
#8 - The Menaissance
Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 9
After Jane leaks an excerpt from Marin's new book on men to The New Yorker magazine, Marin is forced to defend her career to Jack. Elmo receives a special guest singer-songwriter Jewel, whose car has broken down. She runs into her former bandmate, Theresa, in the Chieftain. Meanwhile, Celia and Patrick's new stepmother, Mai, face each other in an alpha showdown for the role of "top mom."
#9 - The Darkest Day
Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 12
While Marin is waiting for Lynn to leave Elmo and Jack, Annie thinks that Patrick can't have a relationship until he can survive without his mother. Meanwhile, Celia gets a visit from her out-of-town boss, Sarah comes back to Elmo and gets a surprise when she sees Ben and Theresa back as a couple. Back in NY, Jane wonders if she wants to keep a long-distance relationship with Sam "Plow Guy."
#10 - The Brothers Grim
NYPD Blue Season 11 - Episode 18
Sipowicz meets with Haywood who has had an old case that was recently reopened dumped upon her. The case against Leonard Peeler has been reopened since the testimony of Earl Bezdek, a man who's found God and is dying of AIDS, has been recanted. This allowed DNA testing to occur that exonerates Peeler. Sipowicz tells her that the case (we later learn his first as a detective) was a good arrest 18 years ago. She asks him to be prepared to offer his assistance if the case does get officially reopened. Sipowicz leaves to join the other detectives on the scene of a homicide where a body was found by a cigarette smoking nursing student who can't handle dead bodies. Gibson introduces a new detective to the squad, Det. Kelly Ronson; she comes from narcotics and is pursuing a law degree in the evening. A woman, Alyssa Huber, comes into the squad looking for help to find her missing baby, who's been missing for maybe a couple of years. She left her daughter in the care of a woman while sh
#12 - Identity Theft
The Closer Season 5 - Episode 9
Brenda must reopen the case of a murdered psychiatrist when the man claiming to have committed the crime gives a statement that doesn't quite match the actual events. Based on evidence of the man's acquaintance with the doctor, Brenda believes there is a cover-up and sets out to unearth the truth. Willie Rae throws a roadblock in her path when she pops in for a visit, which actually appears to be an attempt to dump Brenda's handful of a niece onto the newlyweds during for the duration of summer break.
#14 - Hacked to Pieces
Hill Street Blues Season 6 - Episode 2
Belker goes undercover as a cabbie in a very volatile cab territory war; Hill and Renko try to cool down the resentment between a Korean grocer and his black neighbors; Mayor Cleveland's son is busted for drug possession; and Garibaldi is offered a deal to clear his mounting gambling debts.
#15 - Critical Missing
The Closer Season 2 - Episode 8
When the drowned bodies of a mother and daughter are found by fishermen, Brenda and the team must determine if the apparent suicides are more than that. Following a strange coil of discoveries, the most surprising revelation that surfaces is one about the killer.
#16 - Intersection
Major Crimes Season 5 - Episode 19
As the war between bikes and cars escalates, Acting Assistant Chief Fritz Howard deploys Major Crimes to solve a tragic hit and run. Lt. Provenza, frustrated by the never-ending contest to succeed Russell Traylor, contemplates retirement.
#17 - The Deep End
Major Crimes Season 2 - Episode 8
The media goes into a frenzy over race relations when the body of a young Latino man is found at the home of a white award-winning swimming coach. Flynn struggles with an emotional dilemma on the eve of his daughter's wedding. Kris' mother pays Raydor a visit to discuss some concerns.
#18 - Power of Attorney
The Closer Season 4 - Episode 13
Brenda goes toe to toe with the tricky attorney of a man suspected of a brutal rape and murder. Going a few rounds to get to the truth, Brenda dukes it out with the lawyer who is just as clever in the ring as she is. Can she hang in there and get to the truth before the final bell?
#19 - Identity
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 6 - Episode 12
Complications ensue in the investigation of a Stone Cold Assassins gangbanger who fell off a building after the victim that he tried to rape bit him in self-defense when the vic's twin sister cops to the crime, seemingly impossible due to the evidence until the secrets regarding the sister's true genetic identity are revealed.
#20 - By Any Means: Part 2
Major Crimes Season 6 - Episode 11
Unable to locate Stroh in the present, the squad looks for answers in his distant past, hunting for the former Ms. Bechtal. Meanwhile, the squad struggles with Chief Mason, and Rusty grows frustrated with forced proximity to Gus.
#21 - Borderline
The Closer Season 2 - Episode 11
Leaving the scene of an accident to get to a multiple homicide scene, Brenda finds herself unable to drive the streets of L.A. which she worked so hard to learn. Once she gets to the crime scene, she and the PHD are faced with another challenge: the murdered bodies are nowhere to be found. In order to solve this case, they must first search for the victims before they can hunt for the killer.
#22 - The Big Bang
The Closer Season 6 - Episode 1
After a man is murdered while taking pictures of the stars from his balcony, the squad suspects the crime is somehow connected to the woman with whom he was having an affair. But their investigation is hindered by a missing murder weapon, as well as the difficult adjustment of moving into a new office.
#25 - For What It's Worth...
Men in Trees Season 1 - Episode 3
This year the town's charity Bachelor Auction host will be -- Marin Frist! Meanwhile the relation between Patrick and Annie is ready to go to the next step, meeting Patrick overprotective mother, and another relationship gets more complicated - that of Ben and Theresa.
#26 - Out of Bounds
Major Crimes Season 1 - Episode 6
The aftermath of a deadly shooting on gang turf finds Raydor making a daring maneuver that could threaten her career and jeopardize Det. Sykes' life. Elsewhere, Rusty makes it quite apparent that he has no interest in meeting his biological father.
#27 - Blood Money
The Closer Season 5 - Episode 2
Brenda and the team are called in to investigate the questionable disappearance of a shady financial investor. The team is a mess with Daniels now in another division, Gabriel doing double duty, and Provenza with behavior more curious than usual. In the meantime, Brenda and Fritz deal with a sick Kitty.
#28 - Personal Day
Major Crimes Season 3 - Episode 2
Shortly after being released from prison, a man who proclaimed his innocence is found murdered. The victim's case is reopened and the squad works hard to solve a seventeen-year old murder. To the surprise of Raydor, Rusty confesses the reason behind his recent suspicious activity.
#30 - L.A. Woman
The Closer Season 1 - Episode 11
Brenda finds herself at odds with the FBI in a struggle to gain control of the murder investigation of a well-known businessman. Deciding to work in tandem, Brenda finds herself working directly with Fritz, who was assigned to the case. After discovering that the FBI has ulterior motives in the investigation, Brenda's relationship with Fritz is put under further strain.
#31 - Grannies, Guns and Love Mints
Women's Murder Club Season 1 - Episode 4
The Club investigates an underground drug ring that's being run out of a nursing home. Lindsay goes on a date. Jill makes a huge decision in her relationship with Luke.
#32 - Tranny Get Your Gun
NYPD Blue Season 10 - Episode 15
The tension that has been building between Andy and Connie almost comes to a head after the babysitter has to cancel and Andy can't stay behind to watch the baby until the replace arrives. They exchange a few words with ends with Andy saying he is leaving. Theo, who must have overheard some of their discussion, asks his father if he will be coming back, after all he said he was leaving. Andy tells him he will never leave him as Connie watches the pair leave their home together. Sipowicz arrives late to the crime scene where Clark Jr., Medavoy and Jones are beginning to investigate the death of an 18-year-old Pakistani woman. McDowell arrives to the squad late, citing babysitter problems, which she assures Sipowicz are taken care of. A man, Gordon Dillit, and his wife come in to report that he was mugged and his wife's antique watch was stolen. As he is still in a good mood from the morning's events, Sipowicz says the man is a "hen pecked slob." Jones and Medavoy interview the m
#33 - Pilot
The Pretender Season 1 - Episode 1
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Miss Parker and Sydney find they had just missed Jarod helping a tanker ship in Alaska. Jarod is now posing as a doctor to uncover the truth behind an operation that resulted in a boy becoming paraplegic. Jarod also befriends a sicilian woman who has trouble with (ahem) bowel movements.
#36 - Make Over
The Closer Season 5 - Episode 14
The conviction of a woman found guilty of poisoning a banker is overturned when a laboratory essential to proving the case comes under scrutiny. The subsequent re-trial forces Brenda to ask Provenza's former partner for help tying up loose ends. Unfortunately for the team, more scrutiny occurs when they all discover Provenza's former partner is no longer the man he used to be. The importance of the case may ruin Brenda and Fritz's planned vacation.
#37 - Jumpin' Jack Fleishman
NYPD Blue Season 1 - Episode 14
Medavoy and Martinez work a strangulation murder case that appears to be the work of a cross-dresser. Andy has a bad tooth, hates needles, and tries to prevent a dentist from jumping off a 28th floor ledge; he fails. LaSalle's first case involves a woman who was raped and she, John, Andy, Janice and Licalsi's hot-headed new partner try to catch the most probable suspect; however the hot-head blows the bust. Lois tries to reconcile her relationship with Andy.
#38 - Lucky Ducks
Hill Street Blues Season 4 - Episode 21
Calletano prepares for a game show appearance; Renko tries to organize his wedding attendants; Peabody goes to the loan sharks Belker has infiltrated; and Furillo has to deal with renewed gang violence and Joyce's decision to take some time alone.
#39 - Living Proof (1)
The Closer Season 6 - Episode 13
Brenda's holiday plans change suddenly when a man is attacked by a knife-wielding assailant who is accidentally run over and killed by the police officer responding to the 911 calls. Brenda & Fritz receive a huge surprise for Christmas from Brenda's parents.
#42 - Party Foul
Major Crimes Season 3 - Episode 12
The unit runs into difficulty when it comes to identifying a suspect after two individuals are attacked with scissors at a high school party; Provenza meets a woman who has an unusually powerful and immediate impact on him.
#43 - Chapter Twelve
Murder One Season 1 - Episode 12
Lizzie Hoffman identifies the woman who abducted her. She was a school teacher who cleam that she had seen Lizzie, apparently abandoned and took pity on her. All she said she was doing was a ""good deed."" Polson tells Teddy that Lizzie would have to testify in the court against this woman. Teddy agrees but Annie does not. The first witnesses are called and tell of how the victim, Jessica, died. Rumor also circulates that Cross is HIV positive and may have been black-mailing Jessica, eventually killing her. Cross takes the stand.
#44 - Grace Under Pressure
Hill Street Blues Season 4 - Episode 14
Sergeant Esterhaus dies unexpectedly and the whole station house tries to deal with their grief as they eulogize the man. Meanwhile, Leo finds out his wife is cheating on him; Bates may get a unique promotion; Mrs. Furillo is mistakenly arrested for soliciting by a rookie; Sandy is raped.
#45 - Bible Story
Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 11
The case of a man who defiled a copy of the Torah turns into a religious battle for McCoy.
#47 - You Have the Right to Be Jolly
The Closer Season 7 - Episode 12
Fred Willard (Modern Family) guest stars as Santa Jack, the owner of a Christmas village who believes he could be the real Father Christmas.
#48 - Four of a Kind
Major Crimes Season 4 - Episode 11
Four wealthy one percenters are left for dead outside a hospital emergency room in a twisty- curvy murder that leads through an impossible list of suspects, including a high school daughter with her father's iPhone password, a diabetic chauffeur, the owner of several LA parking lots and a mysterious woman with great legs who trips up Lt. Andy Flynn on her way to Mexico. Meanwhile, Rusty pursues a taboo subject for his next story on "Identity."
#49 - Prisoner
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 5 - Episode 3
Prison warden William Hendry is found brutalised after he goes to drop off a large ransom payment for his wife, kidnapped years earlier by an escaped convict. Eames and Goren track down Jenny Hendry, living happily under a new name, and begin to realise that Hendry isn't the squeaky clean martyr that he's been portrayed as for years, especially once they discover that Jenny's supposed 'kidnapper' was originally hired by the warden to kill his wife.
#50 - Cowboy Up
The Client List Season 2 - Episode 3
Linette has a car accident and temporarily moves in with Riley while she recovers. Evan secretly takes on a dangerous job so he can help Riley with some of the financial burden she is managing. When Riley and Lacey uncover the truth about his recent injuries, Evan winds up revealing an even bigger decision about a career change. Kyle’s mistakes continue to burden Riley and Evan as they try to move forward with their relationship. Riley decides to make the Rub of Sugarland co-ed and hires a male masseur, much to Georgia’s dismay. Meanwhile, an ex-war vet client needs more care than Riley can handle.
#51 - Who's Your Daddy?
Murder in the First Season 1 - Episode 3
The Inspectors search for clues that might link various suspects, including Erich Blunt, to Cindy Strauss' death. Meanwhile, Hildy is confronted by a young witness from a past investigation who worries for his mother's safety after she is physically abused by her new husband.
#52 - Tropic of Cancer
Murder in the First Season 3 - Episode 2
As the hunt continues for the prime suspect in the Normandy Parker case, an anonymous tip forces Terry into an officer-involved shooting that sets off public uproar. A desperate Siletti reluctantly hires DUI defense attorney Alfred Arkin but withholds essential trial information. Hildy gets good news for her future, and she and Terry cross a line together.
#53 - A Hill of Beans
Hill Street Blues Season 3 - Episode 22
Belker and LaRue learn that Washington was set up by someone in the station house; the long overdue cash payroll is hijacked; Joyce meets a really nice purse snatcher; and Furillo finds Jesus Martinez behind bars.
#55 - Death Roe
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 4 - Episode 15
After a food critic is found beaten to death, Goren and Eames turn their suspicion to the chef at the last restaurant she visited. Unfortunately, Joshua Mailer has also gone missing, and their investigation then turns to his father-in-law, the owner and head chef of another very popular restaurant in the city. An off-the-cuff comment tips Goren off to the fact that not all is well in the Onorato household.
#56 - Chapter Four, Year Two
Murder One Season 2 - Episode 4
Jimmy Wyler visits Kyle Rooney in the hospital he works at. Wyler confronted him about the fact that the firm's private investigator had found out Kyle was having an affair witha nurse. Jimmy implies that Sharon is only confessing to the murders because she fells so guilty about cheating on her husband. Ricky Latrell, a basketball player, visits the firm. The team owner was found murdered and he wants to make sure he's not accused because he, his wife and his manager found the body. Jimmy says he'll take the case. The plea bargain resurfaces offering Sharon only four and a half years in jail. Once again, they turn it down. A ballistics expert testifies in the Rooney case. He says that all eight bullets were fired from the same gun which was owned by Rooney's roommate. In cross examination, Jimmy says the evidence doesn't establish anything. Later, while Jimmy is visiting Sharon, he sees that she's very upset. Apparently, Kyle had told her about his affair with the nurse. Caroline Va
#57 - The Count of Monty Tasco
Hill Street Blues Season 4 - Episode 18
A census taker disappears while working in the precinct; the Mullins brothers promise Furillo that Joyce will die if she testifies against Timothy; Daniels relieves Furillo of command; and Daryl Ann asks Renko to marry her.
#58 - Bangladesh Slowly
Hill Street Blues Season 5 - Episode 5
Jablonski deals with a woman who has lost her cat; Renko suffers after a TV newswoman exposes his fondness for doughnuts; LaRue looks very bad to IAD after shooting Caroline Reynolds' former lover; Goldblume pushes to tie Buttman to the hooker killing; Washington fumes over the firing of Garfield; everyone tries a new Bengali restaurant.
#60 - Mayo, Hold the Pickle
Hill Street Blues Season 5 - Episode 1
New roll call sergeant Jablonski is called out by a woman; Mayo handles a messy assault case against an elderly couple; the impending execution of Celestine Grey upsets Furillo and Goldblume; Fay tries to help an out of town couple who've lost everything to muggers; and Laura Ann Renko is born.
#61 - Saving Face
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 5 - Episode 8
When the body of a young woman is found by two children behind a dumpster, Barek and Logan soon learn she had recently returned from Guatemala and was suspected by the other passengers of being a drug mule. Their investigation leads them to noted plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Ensel, who has made a name for herself in recent years performing surgeries in Guatemala on people who would not normally be able to afford plastic surgery, but as the investigation continues, Logan and Barek suspect that Dr. Ensel has a lot to hide.
#62 - No Opportunity Necessary
Women's Murder Club Season 1 - Episode 8
The Club investigate the murder of an illegal immigrant, where the only witnesses are the victim's father (who was also shot), and his young daughter. Meanwhile, Lindsay calls in Heather to get through to the girl, and Jill turns to Denise for help when an immigration official turns up.
#64 - Watt a Way to Go
Hill Street Blues Season 5 - Episode 2
Goldblume takes the law into his own hands when his ex-wife Rachel is raped and refuses to press charges; Belker's undercover at the Stratford Hotel ends with Calletano and the Fimpels taken hostage; Hunter tries to defend an EATer's callous remarks during the taking of a sniper; and Joyce continues to work for Celestine's life.
#65 - Low Blow
Hill Street Blues Season 5 - Episode 9
Jablonski's female nemesis comes to the Hill for a final showdown; the vacationers are stranded in Las Vegas with Myrna Schnitz; Furillo has to persuade Biff Lowe to help incriminate the Berlettas; and the Cisco Kid returns as an Indian and takes Fay hostage.