The Best Episodes Directed by Ron Satlof
#1 - 'Round Midnight
Jake and the Fatman Season 4 - Episode 4
Jake isn't very happy when his friend's Porsche is taken at gunpoint. He tracks down the robber, but holds off when he finds the carjacker associating with an infamous jewel thief. So posing as an alarm cracker, Jake goes undercover to find what their target is.
#3 - Prey of the Fox
Silk Stalkings Season 5 - Episode 18
Holly and Mike investigate the death of Shauna Celine, a public relations executive for White Thunder Designs who appeared to have been prostituting herself on this side. When the police search the deceased's house they find a date book that mentions the name of lawyer Jessica Hammond--a teacher whom Holly highly respected. After questioning Ms. Hammond about her meeting with Shauna, Michael believes she's not being straightforward with them. Meanwhile, Captain Lipschitz worries about what to get Frannie for their 25th wedding anniversary; Holly begins to doubt her choice to go to law school.
#5 - Waiting for Mr. Wrong
Hunter Season 2 - Episode 10
A flashy yet deadly jewelry store robbery leaves Hunter and McCall with a dead body and a cold trail. When Angelita, a beautiful young model who is their only connection to one of the killers, boards a train to San Diego, Hunter is right behind her. But her surveillance accidentally becomes contact and contact turns to passion. Is she an innocent victim of a ruthless killer, or is she just as deadly? Rick must make a decision and the wrong decision could be a killer.
#6 - Exactly Like You
Jake and the Fatman Season 4 - Episode 3
A friend of McCabe is killed execution style. A witness identifies Lyle Wicks as the murderer, and Wicks confesses. But several parts of his confession don't add up, so Jake continues the investigation.
#8 - Till Death Do Us Part
Silk Stalkings Season 5 - Episode 11
After being shot during a botched ransom drop, Chris goes into cardiac arrest and dies in a very pregnant Rita's arms at the hospital where he's been since the shooting. Meanwhile, Lipschitz and the new team still try to find the man who just took out their star detective.
#9 - Fatal Attraction (2)
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 3
Carson Warfield is having an affair with his stepmother, and together they kill his father and frame a thief who used to work for them. When things don't add up McCabe gets suspicious, and starts nosing around.
#10 - My Man Sammo
Martial Law Season 2 - Episode 6
Sammo and Tyrell accidentally mess up an Interpol undercover operation when they arrest some arms dealers. Charlton McCallister, the Interpol agent, knows that the female arms dealer he was pretending to work for has a very big deal coming up. Amy volunteers to go undercover, even though she has no experience of that kind of work. At her first meeting McCallister gets shot and injured and she has to carry on without him. Sammo takes on the part of her butler/bodyguard so that they can try and find out exactly what is being sold and who is out to buy it.
#11 - Merry Christmas, Bogg
Voyagers! Season 1 - Episode 11
The Voyagers must go back in time to before the American Revolution to make sure that George Washington joins the American rebels rather than the British. Then in 1892 they help early union leader Samuel Gompers, and Jeffrey gets to meet his great grandfather, a lawyer helping the labor cause.
#12 - All Fall Down
Voyagers! Season 1 - Episode 18
The Omni lands Bogg and Jeff in New Jersey, 1938, where they find Joe Louis ready to quit boxing while preparing for his rematch with Max Schmeling. Bogg becomes his sparring partner to convince him otherwise, but a lucky punch on his part manages to knock out Louis and even further convince him to quit for good. Hostile fight-ring workers dont' take kindly to Bogg, and he and Jeff escape to a 747 in 1970. Jeff ends up piloting the craft when terrorists knock everyone else out with gas. After a safe landing, the duo return to 1938, where they put Louis on a Rocky-style training regimen. Louis ends up beating Schmeling and history is back on track.
#13 - The Mystery of Witches' Hollow
The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 1 - Episode 3
When the pair pay a visit to Captain Maguire, they are greeted by a strange woman who claims that Maguire has become one of the victims of Witch's Hollow. Those who go to the mysterious wooded place never return. Undaunted, Frank and Joe begin their search for Maguire, little suspecting the terrors that lie in wait for them among the dark shadows of the eerie forest.
#14 - It Had to Be You
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 14
Leslie Randall, a former PR manager for McCabe is raped. The rapist, a psychiatrist, frames one of his patients with an anonymous tip to the police.
#15 - There Goes the Neighborhood
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 2 - Episode 12
Hardcastle's neighbors begin a Neighborhood Watch program after a series of local burglaries have them worried. After being overlooked by the organization for the selection of their Captain, the judge forgets about his displeasure when the thieves are caught only to be found dead later from a mysterious virus.
#16 - All Roads Lead to Floyd
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 13
Magnum is hired by a bubbly young woman to find her father, who disappeared over ten years ago, not to be heard from since until she recently received a postcard from him sent from Hawaii. But her father is involved in some rather shady business, and Magnum isn't the only one looking for him...
#19 - Did You See the One That Got Away
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 1 - Episode 21
Hardcastle visits a man he sent to prison for life only to find that the man never made it there.
#20 - Shake Hands With The Man On The Moon
Hawaii Five-O Season 10 - Episode 7
McGarrett must deal with an astronaut turned real-estate salesman in order to crack the case of a murdered reporter.
#21 - Ties My Father Sold Me
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 2 - Episode 2
After breaking into the official records, Mark identifies his long-lost biological father as a lounge singer in Atlantic City and goes to see him. But the man turns out to be sought by a mobster who kidnaps Mark to force him to steal some incriminating tapes from a government safe.
#23 - Trash TV (1)
Diagnosis Murder Season 6 - Episode 19
The Community General doctors are dragged back into the world of network television when producer Jackson Burley revamps the pilot for Dr. Danger, the television program based on Dr. Sloan. Mark and Steve investigate when Danger's competition, a masked magician who reveals the profession's secrets, is murdered, possibly as a ratings ploy.
#24 - Curse of the Mary Aberdeen
Riptide (1984) Season 2 - Episode 14
rc: Ken Olant (Dooley), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan) Late one evening during a fierce thunderstorm, Murray is alone on the Riptide when a mysterious character suddenly appears seemingly out of nowhere, and pays $1000 cash for the Riptide Detective Agency to find the Mary Aberdeen, a supposedly cursed boat who's former owners have all been killed, before she kills again. Finding Murray's story of the incident hard to believe, Cody and Nick are certain that someone, probably Lt. Quinlan, is playing a joke on them, when the phone number on the business card that the man left turns out to be for the local cemetery. They visit the original owner of the Aberdeen, only to have him hire them, with $5000 in cash, to find the boat as well. As they look into the case, they are surprised, and worried, to find that what was the Mary Aberdeen is now the Riptide! What's more, somebody seems determined to stop them investigating, and is the Riptide really cursed and haunted, or is there a more logic
#25 - Today is the Last Day of the Rest of My Life
Diagnosis Murder Season 6 - Episode 22
Dr. Sloan crusades to keep a physician-assisted-suicide advocate from practicing her trade.
#27 - Sleeping Murder
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 2
Mark worries that his sleepwalking brother may be guilty of murder.
#29 - Legacy
Hunter Season 1 - Episode 5
A gangster was killed. Now Terwilliger believes that it was a burglar who did but Hunter finds a few loose ends. Now the eldest son, Nick, who is a carouser fears what will happen if the girl whom he came home with the night his father was killed is found. Hunter and McCall eventually learn about her and find her she tells them that when they arrived at the house his father was upset with him and a fight broke out and then she heard the shot then the alarm. Which leads them to think that maybe Nick was the one who killed his father. However, the captain doesn't think that she's a credible witness, because she was drunk and was going to go bed with him. When she calls Nick demanding some hush money they agree to meet when Nick arrives someone shoots him and Hunter finds that he was going to pay her. Hunter then realizes that it was the other son, Billy who did it. He finds the girl with at the hospital and holds her hostage when Hunter arrives and manages to shoot him.
#30 - Tall On The Wave
Hawaii Five-O Season 10 - Episode 17
Danno must deal with a surfer, one of his friends, who is suspected of the murder of a girl.
#31 - Gams People Play
Riptide (1984) Season 2 - Episode 11
rc: Ken Olant (Dooley)* see note, Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan) When Nick returns from National Guard duty, he thinks Cody and Murray are playing a trick on him when they tell him they've been hired to over-watch a beauty contest. But sure enough, it's true, they've been hired when one of the contestants, Charlene West, receives threatening phone calls. Their immediate suspect is a big-headed, womanising Game Show host who is the M.C. for the pageant, but when he is killed, they must dig deeper to find the true culprit...
#33 - The Death Challenge
Quincy, M.E. Season 4 - Episode 22
A world famous magician comes out of retirement to appear on a live television show after his most famous trick leads to the death of his protege. After the autopsy Quincy has to find out whether or not the first performance was a cover up for homicide or whether it was just an accident.
#34 - The Deadly Dust (1)
The Amazing Spider-Man Season 1 - Episode 1
In protest of plutonium being stored at the university, a small group of students steal it and build an atomic bomb to prove that it can be done. After an "entrepreneur" learns the location of the bomb and steals it, Spider-Man must track it down and disable it.
#35 - Worlds Apart
Voyagers! Season 1 - Episode 5
The Voyagers are separated: Bogg is with Lawrence of Arabia, while Jeff is stranded in the 1800's with Thomas Alva Edison. When Jeffrey awakes after a rough landing, he learns that Edison has dismantled the Omni and not invented the light bulb. A piece of thread is the answer to the incandescent light but Edison can't figure out the Omni. He rebuilds the strange device and Jeff returns to Arabia, unknowingly saving Bogg and Lawrence as they are being led to their deaths. A chase through the catacombs leads Lawrence, Medina, and the Voyagers to safety and Lawrence is reunited with his people. The Voyagers return to Menlo Park to see the electric light used outdoors for the first time.
#37 - You Don't See Many Pirates These Days
Hawaii Five-O Season 10 - Episode 2
When a sea-freighter is hijacked, the wealthy millionaire owner calls in Five-O, but all is not how it seems...
#39 - The Eye of the Needle
Quincy, M.E. Season 4 - Episode 23
An ailing woman's accidental death outrages Quincy when he discovers that she had been seeing a holistic doctor and had been treated with natural medicines rather than scientific ones. His opinion about the doctor responsible though is affected by his liking for her and it gives him something to think about.
#40 - Valleyview
Quincy, M.E. Season 2 - Episode 12
An old man dies in a sanatorium, Valleyview, seemingly of a coronary. His grandson doesn't think that he could have died that way and pays for the Medical Examiners office to do an autopsy. Quincy does the autopsy and tells David, the grandson, that there is nothing unusual about the death. All is done with until a young girl, Anne Freedman, dies at the sanatorium as well. Again the cause of death is not clear and Quincy begins to think that maybe someone is performing â€˜mercy killings' on patients that are in pain.
#41 - No Way to Treat a Body
Quincy, M.E. Season 4 - Episode 8
Quincy's latest ladyfriend moves into a new apartment and accidentally discovers two mummified bodies. He finds himself up against a group of oddball residents when he tries to find out what is going on, who the bodies belong to and where they came from.
#42 - Heartless
Martial Law Season 2 - Episode 19
The Governor's daughter is waiting in hospital for a heart transplant. Sammo is an old friend of the Governor, they met when they were both in China, and Sammo's job in LA is down to him. The heart is stolen when the ambulance transporting it is attacked and the Governor soon receives the inevitable ransom call. If he doesn't sign pardons for three serial killers then his daughter will never see the heart. The governor decides that his daughter is worth more than his career and signs the pardons, hoping that Sammo and the MCU can catch the criminals before they start killing again!
#43 - The Two Sides of Truth
Quincy, M.E. Season 2 - Episode 5
In a court appearance Quincy comes up against his old professor, Dr. Herbert Stone, who is an expert witness for the defence. Stone comes up with a completely different view of the medical evidence to Quincy, which cause him to become confused and unsure of his own opinion. Because of this the prosecution loses. Later they appear to be on opposite sides again in another case. Stone refutes evidence that Quincy has found that shows that a rich businessman died in a fire. Quincy is upset when the Assistant DA points out that his old professor is now just selling his expertise to whoever will pay him.
#44 - Killer B's
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 1 - Episode 9
Hardcastle persuades an old friend, Buddy Ebsen to obtain a role in a movie in which the movie producer is using his films to cover up his drug smuggling operation.
#45 - Bringing Up Barbie
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 3
Mark baby-sits Barbie, the daughter of one of Steve's old friends, while her father hides from a gangster.
#46 - Drill for Death
Diagnosis Murder Season 5 - Episode 15
A hospital emergeny preparedness drill turns deadly when an unpopular and ambitious nurse is found dead amid the chaos with an eccentric artist the only witness.
#47 - Food Fight
Diagnosis Murder Season 5 - Episode 23
Dr. Travis gets involved in the treacherous and deadly trade of catering when he oversees the annual charity banquet.
#48 - A Matter of Principle
Quincy, M.E. Season 6 - Episode 2
Sam tries to persuade the authorities to take notice of a new process he has developed to help track down killers. His tooth print process shows that the man the police have as their suspect in a rape case is not the man who did it. The bite mark has to have come from another person. His process being unknown though means that it is not accepted or believed.
#49 - Down and Dirty Dead
Diagnosis Murder Season 5 - Episode 12
A motorcycle stunt driver has a fatal accident while filming an action video. Steve investigates.
#50 - Really Neat Cars and Guys with a Sense of Humor
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 1 - Episode 22
Hardcastle & McCormick go undercover at a computerized dating service in order to find out why wealthy clients are turning up dead.
#51 - Pilot
Hunter Season 1 - Episode 1
Former NFL player Fred Dryer is Det.Sgt. Rick Hunter, a mobster's son turned cop, cut in the ""Dirty Harry"" mold. Hassled by his by-the-book captain (played by Michael Cavanaugh in the opener), Hunter enlists another maverick, brassy Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall to set a trap for a brutal murderer.
#53 - Holding Pattern
Quincy, M.E. Season 3 - Episode 7
Quincy has to persuade a group of hijackers that the plane they, and their hostages, are on has been exposed to a deadly virus.
#54 - Fatal Attraction (1)
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 2
Carson Warfield is having an affair with his stepmother, and together they kill his father and frame a thief who used to work for them. When things don't add up McCabe gets suspicious, and starts nosing around.
#55 - A Test for the Living
Quincy, M.E. Season 4 - Episode 3
Quincy's powers of persuasion are put to the test when he crusades for a 7-year old boys re-evaluation as an autistic child.
#56 - Hatchet Job
Riptide (1984) Season 1 - Episode 5
rc: Anne Francis (Mama Jo), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan) Things aren't going too well for the detectives when the thief on Pier 56 that they're trying to catch makes off with all their surveillance equipment! While out for an early morning jog to try and get fit (after he was unable to stop the thief), Murray meets a young woman who is looking to hire the Riptide Detective Agency. She wants them to find her boyfriend's killer â€“ and she's the prime suspect! She was found at the murder scene, standing over the body with a knife, but left in deep shock as a result of the murder, she lost memory of the events. As a result of being unable to prove her innocence, was sent to a hospital for the criminally insane. But as the trio try and determine who the real killer was, their belief in her story is tested when they learn that instead of having been released from the mental hospital, the girl has actually escaped from it!...
#57 - Death Casts a Vote
Quincy, M.E. Season 3 - Episode 5
Two labor leaders are fighting for votes from the farm workers in the Los Angeles area. When a young union worker dies, seemingly committing suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, both leaders come under suspicion. Even more so when Quincy announces in a press conference that he is not convinced that it was suicide, and that it may have been murder.
#58 - Death by Good Intentions
Quincy, M.E. Season 4 - Episode 4
A patient dies just hours after having had a successful surgical operation. An â€˜Affirmative Action' doctor is suspended because of his â€˜mistake' and a friend of Quincy's decides that he will take the blame to save him, and the â€˜Affirmative Action' program. Quincy soon gets involved to try and save his friends job.
#59 - Conflict of Interest
Riptide (1984) Season 1 - Episode 3
An old pal "persuades" Cody and Nick to locate his wife. Meanwhile, Boz agrees to protect the wife, who overheard her husband planning to murder Lt. Quinlan.
#60 - Speed Trap
Quincy, M.E. Season 4 - Episode 2
After a racing car accident proves fatal for a former Grand Prix driver, Quincy's autopsy brands the crash a possible homicide.
#61 - By Their Faith
Quincy, M.E. Season 6 - Episode 7
Asten sends Quincy and Sam, at the request of Archbishop Vallejo, to San Remos, Mexico. They are sent to a small village where a young woman is seemingly curing people of their illnesses. She says that she gained her powers from some bones she found in a cave. Quincy and Sam have to join a group of eminent scientists trying to determine how old the bones are and whether they could possibly belong to a legendary missionary from the time of the Incas.
#62 - Toni's Boys
Charlie's Angels Season 4 - Episode 24
After a number of attempts on the Angels' lives, Charlie hires Antonia Blake to protect them. Toni's boys are expert detectives but the Angels resist their orders to stay undercover and not venture out of Toni's mansion.
#63 - Scream to the Skies
Quincy, M.E. Season 6 - Episode 11
Quincy investigates a plane crash at sea and discovers that most of the victims died needlessly.
#64 - Where the Girls Are
Riptide (1984) Season 2 - Episode 1
rc: Ken Olant (Dooley), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan) Cody has agreed at the request of his mother to take care of three college student girls who are visiting the area, but upon arrival at the airport to pick them up, the detective trio find themselves foiling a kidnap attempt on the girls. The girls just laugh it off as a prank by a rival faculty, but the P.I.s suspicion is raised, and they intend to keep a firm watch over them. As it becomes more apparent that someone is trying to get their hands on the girls, the trio have their work cut out for them as they attempt to find out who is responsible, while trying to keep the rather spoilt girls entertained and safe...
#65 - Trash TV (2)
Diagnosis Murder Season 6 - Episode 20
Mark matches wits with a murderous network executive.
#66 - Science for Sale
Quincy, M.E. Season 8 - Episode 7
A sick woman with cancer leaves the hospital and dies. Those that have had physical contact with her die. Quincy soon discovers a new virus is the culprit of the deaths and hurries to find the cause.
#67 - Showdown at Times Square
McCloud Season 6 - Episode 2
The Chief (Clifford) is running a weekly bull session, that is, the detectives squawk and he gives them a talk. McCloud notices smoke signals coming from a nearby roof. The Chief (Stillwater) is seeking his grandson Johnny, who has followed a gang of thieves to New York. Johnny's father is in jail back home in Phoenix, framed by the gang.
#69 - The Perfect Couple Mystery
Father Dowling Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 9
Talk about security clearance. Father Dowling and Sister Steve find themselves smack dab in the middle of a top secret security investigation when one of the parishioners is suspected of stealing confidential documents. The case revolves around a spy who really isn't a spy, a mistress who never was and a cheating husband who didn't. Add to the mix a FBI headquarters that never existed and you've got a case that's about as clear as Irish Stew.