The Best Episodes Directed by Rod Holcomb
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - 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).
#5 - The Money Plague
Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 9
â€˜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.
#6 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#29 - 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.
#30 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#35 - 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.
#37 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#42 - The Defector
The Equalizer Season 1 - Episode 3
McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.
#43 - 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.
#46 - 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.