The BEST episodes directed by Robert Mandel

Smash and Grab
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8.37
47 votes

#1 - Smash and Grab

Nash Bridges - Season 5 - Episode 3

Nash and company foil a jewelry heist ring posing as firemen. Nash hits a pedestrian and gets sued. But Caitlin has misplaced Nash's auto insurance bill, and he blames Caitlin.

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Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)
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8.19
1704 votes

#2 - Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)

Prison Break - Season 1 - Episode 6

Michael creates a lockdown by sabotaging the air conditioning in order to execute his breakout plan properly, and unintentionally causes a riot that gets Sara into huge trouble. Meanwhile, an ex-con is blackmailed into seeing to that Lincoln is killed.

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Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)
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8.15
1927 votes

#3 - Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)

Prison Break - Season 1 - Episode 6

Since Scofield's transfer was cancelled, the woman in Montana tells Kellerman to take care of Burrows quickly. He has an informant call an inmate in Fox River to kill Lincoln. The only form of identification of the inmate is an elastic bracelet. Veronica (Robin Tunney) avoids Nick Savrinn, until she realises that he is trying to help her all along, when he hears that the anonymous phone call to arrest Lincoln came from Washington D.C. Meanwhile, Michael (Wentworth Miller) realizes that to complete a digging job inside the walls to some pipes, he needs to spend a good block of time there, which has been proving difficult as he has to keep coming back to his cell to make count. After explaining this to Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), he is told that the only time count doesn't take place is during a lockdown. Michael manages to disable the prison's air conditioning. T-Bag (Robert Knepper) returns from the infirmary, where he is given a new cell mate, Seth. Since the A/C is off, the inmates suffer in the heat, leading T-Bag to start a fight with Geary, who then initiates a lockdown while some of the prisoners are out of their cells. The prisoners riot and break into the prison cell control room, in which T-Bag opens all the cells and then finds a set of keys, giving him and the rioters access to the entire prison. When news of the riot reaches the sick bay, the prisoners there also riot. After taking out the guard, they trap Dr. Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) in the adjacent room. Michael uses a tracing of a devil from his tattoo to provide the coordinates (calculated using Hooke's law, also referred in this episode as hooker's law) needed to collapse part of the wall. This is vital to his escape plan as the wall prevents the team from entering a pipe that will take them to the infirmary. Meanwhile, after Lincoln is ambushed by T-Bag and his men, he holds new CO Bob Hudson hostage, who tries to escape, but T-Bag takes him to Michael's cell, where he learns of the escape pla

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Deus Ex Machina
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7.88
3610 votes

#4 - Deus Ex Machina

Lost - Season 1 - Episode 19

Locke thinks he's being sent a sign on how to get the hatch open, and he and Boone venture inland. Jack is reluctant to offer assistance when Sawyer begins to experience excruciating headaches and needs glasses.

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Pilot
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7.87
4748 votes

#5 - Pilot

The X-Files - Season 1 - Episode 1

Special Agent Dana Scully is partnered with Special Agent Fox Mulder to validate his work on a special project called the X-Files. While he is a believer in the paranormal fueled by a lost memory of his sister's abduction, she is a scientist and prefers to look for rational, logical explanations. Their first case takes them to Oregon to investigate the unsolved murders of several High School classmates who "Spooky" Mulder believes have been experimented on by aliens.

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Hey
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7.68
338 votes

#6 - Hey

Game of Silence - Season 1 - Episode 8

Gil confronts the pictures of himself found at the warden's ranch. Determined to take matters into his own hands, Jackson makes a purchase that could be deadly. Terry decides he is ready to be free from the Warden, but soon realizes it won't be that simple. Meanwhile, Det. Liz Winters makes a discovery that could put Gil back in jail.

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One Flew Over the Cuda's Nest
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7.65
51 votes

#7 - One Flew Over the Cuda's Nest

Nash Bridges - Season 3 - Episode 4

Nash and Joe follow the trail of a criminally insane mental patient who believes he is the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. Joe hires a baby nurse who takes over his life.

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Shoot the Moon
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7.47
43 votes

#8 - Shoot the Moon

Nash Bridges - Season 4 - Episode 12

Nash is out of action after Caitlin accidentally shoots him in the butt. Joe and Bettina do a joint investigation with FBI agents to bust a clever con-artist. Cassidy is stalked by a deranged college student.

Line of Duty
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7.43
102 votes

#9 - Line of Duty

The Practice - Season 2 - Episode 15

Bobby is arrested and tried for the deaths of three police officers, after he tips off a client, using information obtained during a sleepover at Helen's, that the police are planning to raid him. Jimmy has to defend himself when an opposing attorney claims he's unfit to practice law.

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Crossfire
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7.33
40 votes

#10 - Crossfire

Nash Bridges - Season 3 - Episode 13

A million dollar bounty on Nash's head triggers an onslaught of attacks by a series of ultimate fighters. Michelle meets ""Mr. Right"" while on a stake out trying to trackdown an Internet rapist. Nash is convinced Cassidy's new boyfriend in gay.

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Missing Key
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7.08
36 votes

#11 - Missing Key

Nash Bridges - Season 5 - Episode 20

A nurse who assists a plastic surgeon for the mob is murdered because she stole the before and after photos of altered mobsters. She passes a key to the hidden files to Joe, and Joe becomes a target of mobster Louis Fallon. Nick appears with Cassidy in her play, but suffers a bout of Alzheimer's. Harvey meets a new girl, but she is a former lesbian.