The Best Episodes Directed by Rod Holcomb

The Shock Will Kill You

#1 - The Shock Will Kill You

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 13

A space shuttle is about to crash, and only Ralph can save it. He does so, but ends up supermagnetized, perhaps permanently. Worst of all, a strange creature aboard the shuttle heads towards Los Angeles, electricuting all who get in its way.

star 8.44
9 votes
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Fruits of the Poisonous Tree

#2 - Fruits of the Poisonous Tree

Hill Street Blues Season 2 - Episode 5

Night court interferes with "Monday Night Football" as LaRue and Washington are accused of entrapping a mugger; Bates and Coffey look for gang members responsible for the drive-by shooting of a child; Fay announces that she's getting married again.

star 8.36
28 votes
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The Greatest American Hero (2)

#3 - The Greatest American Hero (2)

The Greatest American Hero Season 1 - Episode 2

Ralph is paired up with FBI agent Bill Maxwell, who has his own ideas as to how Ralph should use his suit.

star 8.28
47 votes
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Date With Danger (1)

#4 - Date With Danger (1)

The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 - Episode 19

When OSI's communications chief is accused of spying, Steve attempts to prove his innocence and discovers tampered computer memory. He is led to suspect a computer dating service is behind the ilegal activity, but doesn't realize a computer itself has gained sentience and plans to stop Steve any way it can.

star 8.22
14 votes
Bigfoot V

#5 - Bigfoot V

The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 - Episode 5

Steve thought Bigfoot had returned to space. But when Bigfoot is seen and photographed by an anthropologist, Steve travels to her camp to investigate.

star 8.16
28 votes
Pilot (2)

#6 - Pilot (2)

Wiseguy Season 1 - Episode 2

Vinnie and Sonny's right hand man, Tony Grecco, have a run-in with the cops for which Vinnie is arrested. The Steelgraves find that guns are being exported illegally using their pier and decide to take possession of the guns and sell them back to the owner. The meeting goes down bad and ends with Dave Steelgrave's death. Vinnie gets rid of Tony by setting him up and having him arrested. To prove his loyalty, Vinnie shoots a federal agent for Sonny (The fed was warned and wore a bullet proof vest and was then moved out of state).

star 8.00
16 votes
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Nevada v. Killa Diz

#7 - Nevada v. Killa Diz

The Defenders (2010) Season 1 - Episode 8

Nick comes to the defense of a young rapper wanted on two counts of first-degree murder. Meanwhile, Pete takes the case of an Internet hacker facing RICO charges.

star 7.97
91 votes
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Seventeen Ain't So Sweet

#8 - Seventeen Ain't So Sweet

Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 - Episode 13

Jane attends her high school reunion and brings Maura along for the ride, but the fun is cut short when one of her old classmates turns up dead on the football field. Jane must focus on the past when she realizes everyone in her class is a potential suspect. Meanwhile, Korsak gets a visit from ex-wife Melody Patterson, who hopes he’ll invest in her new business.

star 7.97
378 votes
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Child Predator

#9 - Child Predator

Elementary Season 1 - Episode 3

Sherlock and Watson consult on a child abduction case involving a serial killer who is nicknamed "The Balloon Man," because he leaves a signature batch of balloons at each of his crime scenes.

star 7.96
2149 votes
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Date With Danger (2)

#10 - Date With Danger (2)

The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 - Episode 20

Steve teams with the owner of the computer dating service to put a stop to her now-sentient computer. After escaping a computer-arranged assassination, Steve finds himself in a mental facility after his medical records are altered. While the computer attempts to have everyone who knows about it killed, Steve must find a way to escape and stop the computer before it's too late.

star 7.95
19 votes
Mexican Slayride (1)

#11 - Mexican Slayride (1)

The A-Team Season 1 - Episode 1

A desperate, but ambitious newspaper reporter, Amy Allen, wants to prove the existence of the A-Team, four ex GIs that help people in need. When she finds them she hires them, because her co-worker Al Massey is missing in Mexico.

star 7.93
290 votes
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Madmen and Fools

#12 - Madmen and Fools

Chicago Fire Season 3 - Episode 6

Casey comes to the aid of his sister Christie and faces down his corrupt brother-in-law, while Brett goes above and beyond for a mother in need. Elsewhere, Mills gets educated on the exciting world of unlicensed private investigation and Dawson begins training with Herrmann.

star 7.92
995 votes
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The Money Plague

#13 - The Money Plague

Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 9

‘R.W. Collins', a famous hijacker who escaped by parachuting out of a plane with his money five years ago is found dead, hanging from a tree in the National Park he bailed out over. He died before he hit the ground and has been hanging there, undiscovered, for 5 years now. Quincy and Sam are sent to the scene to see if they can find out whom the man really was. When they reach the park they find that things are a lot worse than they could have imagined, the anthrax particles he used to hijack the plane were released when the body was found and are spreading throughout the area infecting people who come into contact with it.

star 7.91
11 votes
24 Hours

#14 - 24 Hours

ER Season 1 - Episode 1

John Carter, a third-year medical student, begins the first day of his rotation in the ER at County General Hospital. Dr. Mark Greene, an ER resident physician, is mulling an offer to go into private practice. Dr. Susan Lewis, another ER resident, deals with a myriad of patients, including a patient with advanced cancer . Dr. Doug Ross, the ER pediatrician, confronts a woman over potential abuse of her son. The head nurse, Carol Hathaway, returns several hours after her shift as a patient, overdosing in an apparent suicide attempt.

star 7.90
429 votes
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A Chicken in Every Plot

#15 - A Chicken in Every Plot

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 14

Ron O'Neill, John Hancock, Thalmus Rasulala, Lincoln Kilpatrick Scenario: When an old FBI buddy invites Bill to his Caribbean retreat, Maxwell takes Ralph, Pam and the students along. Unfortunately, they find themselves involved in a voodoo plot to take over the island's government.

star 7.89
9 votes
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Jughead

#16 - Jughead

Lost Season 5 - Episode 3

Desmond looks for a woman who might be the key to helping Faraday stop the island's unpredictable movements through time; Locke finds out who has been attacking the survivors.

star 7.88
944 votes
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Ambush

#17 - Ambush

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 - Episode 8

While Hetty is attending a Senate hearing in D.C., the investigation of a murdered Marine Lance Corporal leads the NCIS team to stolen anti-tank missiles and a dangerous militia group.

star 7.87
444 votes
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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

#18 - Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

ER Season 5 - Episode 9

Carter plays tour guide for Ruth Johnson, who was born in the hospital 100 years ago to the day, and her large family. Carol treats a boy who was hit by a car and tells a story of being chased, his friend being shot in the process. Peter observes Kotlowitz install a cochlear implant and decides to wait before scheduling an operation for Reese. Mark dines with Dr. Lee, new ER chief. Dr. Corday proposes radical changes in scheduling at an M&M conference, and later decides to break off her relationship with Benton.

star 7.84
95 votes
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Teacher's Pet

#19 - Teacher's Pet

Shark Season 1 - Episode 13

Sebastian prosecutes the murder billionaire real estate developer who was making tabloid-headlines because of problems with his young second wife, Sonja. Both she and resentful 16-year-old son, Dylan, are the prime suspect of the case.Meanwhile, fearing for Julie's safety in the wake of his last case, Sebastian hires a bodyguard to shadow her whenever she leaves their home.

star 7.82
22 votes
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Hearts and Minds

#20 - Hearts and Minds

Lost Season 1 - Episode 13

When Locke learns that Boone wants to share their "secret" with Shannon, Locke decides to teach him a lesson. Boone and Shannon's dark past is revealed in a shocking backstory that recalls their relationship right before the plane crash. Kate, who has become a confidante to the soft-spoken Sun, is puzzled by Sun's mysterious behavior. A hungry Hurley must convince Jin to share his fish by making up for offending Jin by rejecting his offer of raw fish early on, or he'll continue to suffer digestive problems from the limited island diet.

star 7.79
1209 votes
Conjugal

#21 - Conjugal

The Good Wife Season 1 - Episode 6

As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted under Peter's regime as state's attorney.

star 7.79
770 votes
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The O.G.

#22 - The O.G.

Numb3rs Season 2 - Episode 12

When Don and his team are called to the scene of the murder of a Los Angeles gang member, they learn they are investigating the murder of another agent who had been working undercover.

star 7.77
164 votes
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Sleeping Dogs

#23 - Sleeping Dogs

Ironside (2013) Season 1 - Episode 2

Whilst on the trail of a serial killer know as App the Ripper who's been tracking his victims down online, the team narrowly miss their man. Two figures who flee the scene, give them another lead to follow. As they track down the girl, they soon come to realise it's a girl missing from years ago.

star 7.76
102 votes
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The Collection

#24 - The Collection

Justified Season 1 - Episode 6

After an apparent suicide on an opulent Kentucky horse farm, Raylan must resist the sexy widow as he searches for the dead man's missing art.

star 7.74
946 votes
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Pilot (1)

#25 - Pilot (1)

Wiseguy Season 1 - Episode 1

Vinnie (Ken Wahl) is released from prison where he has been for two years to establish his cover. He meets his boss, Frank McPike (Jonathan Banks) and gets to see his coach and mentor, Jerry Greco (Robert Miranda). Greco is killed and Vinnie demands to be put in to finish the investigation. He uses his ingenuity to get a foothold in the Steelgrave crime family, but it will take a while to finish this job.

star 7.74
27 votes
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Luck of the Draw

#26 - Luck of the Draw

ER Season 1 - Episode 13

The nonstop parade of crises and stricken young innocents weighs heavily on Ross. Meanwhile, the heart attack victim under Lewis' care is the doctor who nearly wrecked her career. Benton hires a physical therapist, Jeanie Boulet, to take care of his mother.

star 7.72
171 votes
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Blood Sugar

#27 - Blood Sugar

CSI: Miami Season 9 - Episode 9

After an explosion at a sugar refinery information about an employee an comes to light.

star 7.71
115 votes
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Riot

#28 - Riot

Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 14

Quincy and Sam are called to a prison to help investigate the murder of one of the inmates. Once there they soon find themselves held hostage by the prisoners when they begin a riot.

star 7.70
10 votes
Mock

#29 - Mock

The Good Wife Season 1 - Episode 20

The police are quickly at the door when Peter's electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment. As a result, Grace and Zach scramble to figure out a way to keep him from being arrested.

star 7.70
668 votes
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Ninety Miles Away

#30 - Ninety Miles Away

The West Wing Season 6 - Episode 19

New rumors about Fidel Castro's health cause the President to re-examine the economic sanctions against Cuba that haven't worked for 40 years, and he sends Leo McGarry to meet secretly with the Cuban dictator. The occasion causes C.J. to check into Kate Harper's past with the C.I.A., but she is unaware of a past encounter between Kate and Leo. Meanwhile, Charlie discovers the complexities of dealing with a termite invasion of the White House.

star 7.69
205 votes
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The Whites of His Eyes

#31 - The Whites of His Eyes

The Mentalist Season 7 - Episode 8

Jane worries for Lisbon’s safety when the team puts itself in the line of fire to protect the witness in a murder investigation from a skilled assassin.

star 7.68
855 votes
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Last Call

#32 - Last Call

ER Season 3 - Episode 4

Dr. Ross brings a one-night-stand into the hospital when she has an epileptic seizure, earning him the stares of his colleagues when he can't remember her name. Carter screws up Benton's lecture when he realizes his presentation materials were in his apartment fire. Keaton takes a shine to Carter, meanwhile, when he persuades a teenage girl to undergo surgery. Carter also finds a place to live, with Dennis Gant. Jeanie begins experiencing side effects from her medication and is asked out by a handsome construction worker. Carol ponders enrolling in med school.

star 7.67
119 votes
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Mexican Slayride (2)

#33 - Mexican Slayride (2)

The A-Team Season 1 - Episode 2

Part 2 of the pilot episode in which the A-Team have been captured by a group of guerillas and the gang leader they were sent to fight. In the final battle they are assisted by the villagers and with their help, the A-Team is able to overthrow the guerillas, save the reporter and make their way home. Once home, Amy Allen blackmails her way onto the team.

star 7.66
105 votes
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Déjà Vu All Over Again

#34 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Shark Season 1 - Episode 7

After an 8-year-old girl is kidnapped from a park and murdered, Stark believes this new case could be linked to a similar crime committed 15 years ago. In the former case, the main suspect had been defended by Stark himself and prosecuted by Jessica Devlin, and the man had been convicted of the murder. Meanwhile, a young man tells Julie he believes his late father and her mother had an affair while she was still married to Stark.

star 7.65
23 votes
Thirty-Six Hours

#35 - Thirty-Six Hours

Numb3rs Season 5 - Episode 8

When a passenger train collides with a freight train David (Alimi Ballard), Don, and Colby are called in to help rescue survivors and to investigate the cause of the crash

star 7.65
121 votes
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LAPD Blue

#36 - LAPD Blue

Shark Season 1 - Episode 2

Stark has a new case, the murder of an undercover narcotics detective by a drug dealer. He will have to deal with the murdered cop's partners, who are hesitant to trust or help him because he often used questionable means to win acquittals for his often-guilty clients when he was a defense attorney.

star 7.63
48 votes
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There's No Such Thing As Vampires

#37 - There's No Such Thing As Vampires

Moonlight Season 1 - Episode 1

A string of vampire-like murders have been hitting L.A. It's up to Mick St. John to find out who's behind these murders, and while he's on the case he meets a woman from his past.

star 7.63
173 votes
Friendly Fire

#38 - Friendly Fire

Numb3rs Season 6 - Episode 2

When two FBI agents, part of a unit headed by Don's former mentor, are killed during a shootout with bank robbers, the team must investigate what exactly happened. Also, Charlie and Amita worry when Larry opts not to attend a conference in Geneva.

star 7.62
147 votes
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Penultimatum

#39 - Penultimatum

Agent X Season 1 - Episode 9

A terrorist blackmails John into going on a suicide mission.

star 7.56
344 votes
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Pilot: The Equalizer

#40 - Pilot: The Equalizer

The Equalizer Season 1 - Episode 1

A former government agent offers his services to people facing problems too big for them to handle, such as a woman being stalked by a psychopath and a man who learns of a blackmail scheme involving government officials.

star 7.55
100 votes
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The Greatest American Hero (1)

#41 - The Greatest American Hero (1)

The Greatest American Hero Season 1 - Episode 1

Ralph Hinkley, an average school teacher, is given a suit with amazing powers by aliens. Now, Ralph must decide if he'll use his new powers to fight crime, even though he already lost the suit's instruction manual.

star 7.55
111 votes
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Denial

#42 - Denial

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 1 - Episode 3

The International Response Team heads to Cairo when an Egyptian-American former U.S. serviceman is killed in a gas attack there and his friend goes missing.

star 7.51
1060 votes
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Saturday on Sunset Boulevard

#43 - Saturday on Sunset Boulevard

The Greatest American Hero Season 1 - Episode 5

Russians are trying to find an heiress and her Russian husband in order to force them to establish a missile cache hold on their private island. Bill needs Ralph's help when he is suspected of failing a lie-detector test at FBI headquarters.

star 7.50
30 votes
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Fish Story

#44 - Fish Story

Invasion Season 1 - Episode 7

Larkin barely survives a car crash and the fate of her unborn baby is unknown. Larkin gets picked up by a stranger in a pick-up but she soon becomes suspicious of his motives. Meanwhile, Mariel tries to reconnect with Jesse.

star 7.46
61 votes
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The Lost Warrior

#45 - The Lost Warrior

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 6

Apollo is marooned on a Western Frontier-like planet, where he meets a woman and her son ... and a damaged Cylon, known as Red Eye, who has become a notorious gunslinger.

star 7.46
123 votes
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The Hit Car

#46 - The Hit Car

The Greatest American Hero Season 1 - Episode 3

Bill, who has been trying to bust open a drug ring for over 20 years, must drive a witness to Los Angeles for the trial of the gang leader and asks Ralph for help.

star 7.43
49 votes
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Mode of Death

#47 - Mode of Death

Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 7

An evangelist whose church is being investigated by the government is found dead in a motel room., drugs and alcohol at his bedside table. Quincy is told to come up with the mode of death quickly, everyone wants to know how, and why, he died. The scientific results are borderline so Quincy asks Asten to authorize a psychological autopsy.

star 7.40
10 votes
Murder on the Rising Star

#48 - Murder on the Rising Star

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 18

When Starbuck's rival in the popular sporting event is found murders, all the evidence points to Starbuck; and Apollo is about the only person who believes in Starbuck's innocence.

star 7.38
58 votes
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The Defector

#49 - The Defector

The Equalizer Season 1 - Episode 3

McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.

star 7.30
46 votes
The Man with Nine Lives

#50 - The Man with Nine Lives

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 17

An old con man known as Chameleon meets Starbuck and convinces him that he may be Starbuck's father, to gain Starbuck's help in evading a trio of bloodthirsty Borellians who are after him in revenge for another con.

star 7.28
61 votes
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Greetings from Earth (1)

#51 - Greetings from Earth (1)

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 19

When Apollo and Starbuck find a primitive sleeper ship carrying a man, a woman, and four children, speculation spreads in the fleet that the people are from Earth.

star 7.25
58 votes
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Operation: Spoilsport

#52 - Operation: Spoilsport

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 2

Ralph and Bill must stop World War III by defusing a corrupt military leader's plans to launch a suprise missile attack against Russia.

star 7.24
17 votes
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Experiment in Terra

#53 - Experiment in Terra

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 - Episode 22

Apollo and Starbuck follow the escaped Eastern Alliance ship back to Terra, where they help the Terrans overcome a nuclear holocaust, with the help of the race of white lights that had earlier helped them defeat Count Iblis.

star 7.20
57 votes
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