The Best Episodes Directed by Robert Douglas
#1 - Dutchman's Gold
Maverick Season 4 - Episode 19
Beau Maverick wins half-ownership in the Blue Bell Saloon in Arizona. In an attempt to raise funds for the floundering business, Beau and his partner Charlotte become partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as the Dutchman. Along the trail to Superstition Mountain where the gold is located, Beau, Charlotte, and the Dutchman encounter danger in various forms.
#2 - Second Sight
The Fugitive Season 4 - Episode 7
While working in a film supply store as a photo developer, Kimble spots Fred Johnson, the one-armed man, in a photo. After tracking down the freelance photographer, Howie Keever, whom took the photo, Kimble learns that Johnson works at a nearby chemical warehouse. Kimble goes to the warehouse and suprises Johnson. During the scuffle, Johnson accidently ignites some chemicals, chreating an expostion which leaves him badly injured and Kimble blinded by the flash. Johnson manages to escape and once again reports Kimble to the police. Kimble manages to escape from the hospital before the police arrive and tries to get back to Howie's apartment to ask him to hide him. But the police question Howie and his uncle whom learn Kimble's true idenity, as well as the $10,000 reward.
#3 - The Diamond
Mission: Impossible Season 1 - Episode 19
Henrik Durvard has taken over the country of Lombounda by military coup, and holds the natives in terror. He has obtained a diamond from the native miners, and the IMF are assigned to take it away from him. In London to auction the diamond, Durvard is approached by the team who offer to top all bids if they get exclusive rights to diamond production in Lombounda. Since Lombounda is not known for its diamond production, Durvard is suspicious. Eventually the team lets him figure out that they have a plan to use his country as a blind to distribute artificial diamonds that they claim they can manufacture. Durvard insists on being part of the scam, and forces the team to "make" a diamond from him using a piece off of the original stone. They do so, but when it comes time to fake the real diamond, the machine apparently overloads from the strain. The team slips the diamond out of the machine and leaves, as Durvard and the machine blow up.
#4 - Double Death
Quincy, M.E. Season 3 - Episode 19
A rushed autopsy by Dr. Asten places Quincy in a difficult position as he tries to clear his bosses' name.
#5 - Old Fashioned Murder
Columbo Season 6 - Episode 2
The female head of a museum hires one of the guards to rob the museum to collect the insurance money. But during the robbery she kills him and her own brother, and makes it look like they killed each other. The guard/robber's brother reports a strange message on his answering machine, that makes it seem that he has been killed. And Columbo gets the case. When Columbo first comes to the crime scene, he notices that the lights are off, a gold medallion in the robber's pants, and signs that pointed to the fact that he was going abroad after the heist. And he concluded that these clues mean that someone else was involved.
#7 - Kiz
Maverick Season 4 - Episode 12
Beau Maverick crashes a party in Virginia City thrown by eccentric socialite Kiz Bouchet. Kiz has a penchant for smoking cigars, playing poker, and fighting fires. Recognizing Beau as a fellow free spirit, she hires him to protect her. She believes her life is in danger. Beau discovers that Kiz's cousin Melissa, along with family doctor Pittman and attorney Hanford, are plotting to have Kiz judged incompent so they can split her $2 million inheritance. Beau comes up with a scheme to turn the tables on Melissa.
#8 - The Final Hour
The Virginian Season 1 - Episode 30
Strip mining operations begin in the Medicine Bow area. While Judge Garth sees the mining as ""progess"" other locals see it as a threat to their way of life and also do not like the influx of polish miners. Amongst the miners' families is the beautiful Polcia (Ulla Jacobsson). A ""love quadrangle"" develops as three men desire Polcia: Jan (Dean Fredericks) the son of the leader of the miners, Jack Anderson (Don Galloway) the son of the rancher most opposed to the mining, and Trampas, who had been assigned by Judge Garth to assist the miners in getting settled and who is Polcia's true love. Fueled by ethnic sentiments events escalate into a series of conflicts and tragedies.