The Best Episodes Directed by Rod Holcomb
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - To Catch a Mongoose
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Season 2 - Episode 1
Amanda is sent to London when an old high-school friend, Conrad ""Connie"" Barnhill, is suspected of being a murderer labeled as the ""Mongoose."" This homicidal killer leaves a calling card at the scene of his crimes with the Mongoose written on it. Amanda tries throughout the entire episode to convince Lee that Mr. Barnhill is not the killer. Near the very end of the show, Amanda is kidnapped by the real Mongoose, forcing Lee on a chase through a foreign country.
#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, considers an offer to go into private practice. Dr. Susan Lewis, another ER resident, deals with myriad patients, including one diagnosed with advanced cancer. Dr. Doug Ross, the ER pediatrician, confronts a woman about potential child abuse. The head nurse, Carol Hathaway, returns several hours after her shift as a patient, following an apparent suicide attempt.
#12 - The First Time
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Season 1 - Episode 1
Special Agent ""Scarecrow"" enlist the aide of Amanda King, a divorced mother of two, for assistance in finding a leak in a D.C. Organization. Mrs. King is then offered a job with IFF and continues to assist Lee Stetson.
#13 - 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).
#15 - China Beach (2)
China Beach Season 1 - Episode 2
McMurphy decides that she can't leave China Beach even though she is eligible to go home. Cherry and Laurette arrive- Cherry to look for her brother whom her family lost contact with and Laurette as a USO back up singer who gets promoted to lead when the lead singer can't cope with the war.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#25 - China Beach (1)
China Beach Season 1 - Episode 1
It's November 1967 and nurse Colleen McMurphy faces the last week of her tour of duty in Vietnam, dealing as usual with the dying boys, primitive conditions, and the sexual pressure from pilot Natch Austin. USO singers Georgia Lee and Laurette Barber arrive to entertain the troops in the base's new R&R center. Brand new Red Cross volunteer Cherry White also arrives, determined to find her brother, a marine no one can locate.
#26 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#29 - 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.
#30 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#35 - 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.
#37 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#42 - 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.
#43 - Blood Sugar
CSI: Miami Season 9 - Episode 9
After an explosion at a sugar refinery information about an employee an comes to light.
#44 - 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.
#45 - 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.
#47 - 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.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#50 - 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.
#51 - 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.
#52 - 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.
#54 - 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.
#55 - Aphrodite / Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde
Fantasy Island Season 3 - Episode 18
In "Aphrodite" Professor Blair risks his sanity and his life when he goes after the woman of perfect beauty. And in "Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde" Dr. Griffin, a drab and unfeminine lady psychiatrist makes a shocking discovery about her own nature and instincts.
#56 - 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.
#57 - 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.
#58 - Somewhere Over the Radio
China Beach Season 1 - Episode 5
Lila, Cherry and Laurette find themselves pinned down with a combat squad whose leader is not dealing with reality. Back at China Beach, KC and a frightened Boonie prepare to mount a rescue mission. Dr. Richard is injured just before he's scheduled to leave for R&R in Hawaii with Beth Ann.
#61 - Unholy Wedlock / Elizabeth
Fantasy Island Season 3 - Episode 15
In "Unholy Wedlock" Danny Collier finds himself in a true pickle when the woman he marries turns out to be the girl in his bachelor party cake and not his fiancee. And in "Elizabeth" Lisa Corday finds herself possessed by the spirit of a woman dead 300 years, a woman from Roarke's past.
#62 - Saturday Night 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.
#63 - The Defector
The Equalizer Season 1 - Episode 3
McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.
#64 - Hustle and Flow
Blood & Oil Season 1 - Episode 3
Hap, who no longer suspects Wick of involvement in the oil heist, extends an olive branch to his son via a new venture, but tensions boil over when Billy tries to join the deal. Sheriff Tip arrests a suspect in the robbery. AJ tries to use his relationship with Lacey to undermine Briggs Oil. Hap rekindles his relationship with his son's girlfriend.