The Best Episodes Directed by Robert Lieberman

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Doyle

#1 - The Pen Is Mightier Than the Doyle

Republic of Doyle Season 1 - Episode 10

When Mal suddenly leaves town and lends Jake out to be shadowed by a pompous crime novelist looking for inspiration, Jake’s entire life, including his constant relationship woes, is put under the authorial microscope; a simple cheating spouse domestic case turns out to be something far more devious than it first appears; and Jake, expecting the return of his father, gets an unwelcome surprise when it’s not Mal standing in the kitchen to greet him but his troubled older brother, Christian.

star 8.37
56 votes
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Wheel of Fortune (1)

#2 - Wheel of Fortune (1)

The Dead Zone Season 1 - Episode 1

Johnny Smith was leading an idyllic small-town life: working as a high school science teacher, engaged to the love of his life, Sarah, and being a devoted son to his widowed mother, Vera, who lives nearby. But after a near-fatal car accident puts him in a deep coma, Johnny awakens six years later to find everything has changed: Sarah is now is married to someone else, local sheriff Walt Bannerman; the child they are raising is actually Johnny's son and knows nothing about his real father; and Johnny's mother Vera has passed away, leaving Johnny's finances under the thumb of Reverend Purdy, an influential religious leader who is also his mother's former lover. But, most importantly, Johnny himself has changed: he now finds himself with the gift (or curse) of second sight. Through visions he sees with a simple touch, he becomes responsible for saving a nurse's little girl from a fire, helping his Vietnamese doctor reunite with the mother he thought was killed during the fall of Saigon, and now must prevent a local serial killer from striking again. Now Johnny is faced with the daunting task of coming to grips with his new powers - and navigating his way through his new life.

star 8.03
309 votes
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#3 - Strigoi

Houdini & Doyle Season 1 - Episode 8

Bram Stoker, author of Dracula and good friend of Doyle’s, shows up at Doyle’s house in a panic. Vampire hunters are trying to kill him, believing Stoker to be a vampire. As they investigate a disturbing murder, they begin to wonder if Stoker really is a vampire, and if not, what is the dark secret he’s desperately trying to hide from the world?

star 7.84
275 votes
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#4 - Bedlam

Houdini & Doyle Season 1 - Episode 7

When several people are found literally scared to death, the clues lead the team to Bedlam, the notorious insane asylum, with which Doyle has a disturbing history. And when he starts to lose his grip on reality, he doesn’t know if he’s losing his mind or is becoming the next victim.

star 7.80
272 votes
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Let's Give the Boy a Hand

#5 - Let's Give the Boy a Hand

Dexter Season 1 - Episode 4

The Ice Truck Killer begins leaving pictures from Dexter's childhood at the crime scenes. Is the killer trying to tell Dexter something about his own past?

star 7.78
6410 votes
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#6 - Destiny

The Dead Zone Season 1 - Episode 13

In the past Johnny Smith as a child and Greg Stilson, the son of a Bible salesman, briefly meet and Johnny has a future vision of danger. In the present Johnny has a vision of a restaurant graduation party tragedy and warns his employer, the father of a student. Stilson, now a Senatorial candidate being backed by Rev. Purdy, comes to town after the tragedy and Johnny gets visions of catastrophe in Stilson's wake. Johnny and Sara get together while in flashback we see how Stilson has been a total bastard all of his life, and that Johnny came out of his coma just as Stilson was sworn in as state representative. When they meet at a rally Johnny shakes Stilson's hand and sees him as the source of catastrophe - Washington D.C. devastated by a nuclear holocaust.

star 7.78
210 votes
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Fear & Loathing

#7 - Fear & Loathing

Haven Season 2 - Episode 2

People start seeing their worst fears, and Nathan and Audrey realize that the visions are tied to the theft of a puzzle board that can destroy Haven. Meanwhile, the new Audrey tries to track down the mysterious FBI Agent Howard and learns of his connection to the late Chief Wournos.

star 7.77
2416 votes
Love American Style

#8 - Love American Style

Dexter Season 1 - Episode 5

While the rest of the police department are focused on finding the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter is busy gathering evidence for his next victim. It turns out he will also discover more about relationships, love and how to make a success of it all. In doing so he gets some hilarious advice from unlikely sources and we see the first time that he actually kills two people at one time.

star 7.68
6225 votes
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About Last Night

#9 - About Last Night

Take Two Season 1 - Episode 7

When Sam and Eddie wake up in bed together, naked, and with no memory of the previous night, they can’t help but wonder what did or didn’t happen. But when they discover that the whole previous day is a complete blank, they begin to suspect that they were purposely drugged. The mystery deepens when, back at the office, a client they have no recollection of meeting returns to thank them for helping her recover her lost dog. Working with what little information they have, along with Berto and Monica’s help, the pair attempt to reconstruct their lost day, only to discover that there’s a lot more at stake than a missing dog. Meanwhile, Sam fears that while drugged she may have broken her sobriety,

star 7.68
399 votes
Faetal Justice

#10 - Faetal Justice

Lost Girl Season 1 - Episode 11

When Dyson wakes up bloody and without the last eight hours of memory, he finds himself accused of murdering Ba'al, a close associate of The Morrigan's pet psychopath, Vex, and takes refuge in Trick's bar, invoking sanctuary.

star 7.67
1889 votes
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As You Were

#11 - As You Were

Haven Season 1 - Episode 9

Audrey's surprise birthday party at a local hotel goes awry when a shapeshifter stalks the partygoers, and nobody knows who can be trusted.

star 7.64
2825 votes

#12 - Hatchlings

Falling Skies Season 5 - Episode 3

The 2nd Mass discovers the source for the seemingly endless supply of enemy forces. With the Volm's help, Tom's leadership begins to spread to remaining human militias around the world. Hal disobeys his father to help Maggie on a personal mission. Meanwhile, Tom has to make an agonizing choice that ultimately risks one of their own, leaving lasting repercussions for them all.

star 7.62
2631 votes
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Over My Head

#13 - Over My Head

Haven Season 3 - Episode 4

Audrey and Nathan investigate a series of strange incidents where the only common factor is a missing woman. Meanwhile, Duke insists on tailing along on the officers' investigation, while the Teagues do some digging on Tommy's background.

star 7.60
1767 votes

#14 - Stillwater

Take Two Season 1 - Episode 10

Sam and Eddie travel to California’s wine country to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a wheelchair-bound woman. Hired by the woman’s son, the two quickly discover this is no ordinary missing person’s case when the son reveals that he witnessed her otherworldly abduction. Despite Sam’s enthusiasm for the bizarre story, both she and Eddie know there must be a more down-to-earth explanation for her disappearance. But when their investigation uncovers things even they can’t explain, they can’t help but wonder if the truth is out there.

star 7.59
420 votes
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Now You See Him

#15 - Now You See Him

The Listener Season 3 - Episode 8

When Magnus Elphrenson escapes prison again, Toby must help Michelle recapture him before the criminal mastermind seeks vengeance on his nemesis.

star 7.59
553 votes
Rock Bottom

#16 - Rock Bottom

The Expanse Season 1 - Episode 6

Holden's team makes an uneasy alliance with Fred Johnson while Miller fights for his life against Anderson Dawes' thugs.

star 7.58
5714 votes
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Back to the Butcher

#17 - Back to the Butcher

The Expanse Season 1 - Episode 5

The crew has survived the loss of the Canturbury and the Donnager and are contacted by an unlikely ally. Miller, on Ceres, continues his investigation and his thoughts of a conspiracy grow.

star 7.55
5944 votes
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#18 - Tempest

XIII (2011) Season 2 - Episode 4

Caught in the permanent storm surrounding Ariella Island, XIII is shipwrecked. Posing as a fisherman, he is befriended by Dr. Westlund who holds critical information about the letters. The aging scientist and his daughter Gale hide XIII from the Synequanon security forces holding them prisoner. On the mainland, Harriet Traymore wins the presidential election but Carrington refuses to leave office.

star 7.54
283 votes
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#19 - Rush

The X-Files Season 7 - Episode 5

A young man who has gained the ability to move faster than the eye can see begins to use his new power to kill his enemies, including the local sheriff who happens to be his father.

star 7.49
918 votes
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#20 - Unpredictable

Eureka Season 2 - Episode 3

An isolated deep freeze trigger causes a chain reaction of sudden weather changes in Eureka.

star 7.48
2757 votes
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What It Seems (2)

#21 - What It Seems (2)

The Dead Zone Season 1 - Episode 2

With the help of his new friend Bruce, Johhny attempts to stop the Bangor Strangler from claiming another victim.

star 7.44
352 votes
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Where There's a Will, There's a Fae

#22 - Where There's a Will, There's a Fae

Lost Girl Season 1 - Episode 2

Fresh from the realization that she is a member of the Fae, Bo is approached by a strange client, Will, a real life Will O' the Wisp. The storehouse of jewels he's collected over the centuries has been stolen... by a human! While this line of work is foreign to Bo, Will offers her an irresistible payment - information about where she might have come from. As Bo gets involved in the recovery of Will's gems, she finds the shocking truth about the thief... and the weird and deadly forces that seem to also be on the trail of the jewels.

star 7.38
2440 votes
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The Tech

#23 - The Tech

Jake 2.0 Season 1 - Episode 1

During a shootout in a secret government lab, National Security Agency computer technician Jake Foley is caught in the crossfire and is accidentally injected with nanites, which give him superhuman powers. First up, Jake's long-time crush, Sarah Heywood is kidnapped by IRA kidnappers who want the nanites that are in Jake. He must use his new abilities to save her before it's too late.

star 7.38
231 votes
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The Bro Code

#24 - The Bro Code

The Listener Season 3 - Episode 12

Oz unwittingly puts his life in danger after he convinces Toby to help a childhood friend who witnessed a murder.

star 7.36
374 votes
Holy Matrimony

#25 - Holy Matrimony

Brothers & Sisters Season 2 - Episode 9

Robert and Kitty get married, but not before a political scandal and a severe case of cold feet threatens the wedding. Meanwhile Isaac distracts Nora from her romance with Stan. Holly gets a surprise visit from an old friend and some secrets are revealed.

star 7.35
335 votes
Out of a Clear Blue Sky

#26 - Out of a Clear Blue Sky

Arctic Air Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series premiere, Bobby's return to Yellowknife leaves him torn between money and old friendships, while a dangerous storm forces Mel to ditch his plane in the middle of nowhere.

star 7.28
327 votes

#27 - Netherworld

The Dead Zone Season 1 - Episode 8

Johnny ends up in a fantasy world (or vision?) when he wakes up one day to find himself married to Sarah and the father of her two children.

star 7.23
266 votes
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Unreasonable Doubt

#28 - Unreasonable Doubt

The Dead Zone Season 1 - Episode 5

Johnny is summoned to jury duty on a murder trial. Johnny starts to get visions which lead him to believe the accused is innocent. He is the only not-guilty vote

star 6.98
332 votes
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