The BEST episodes directed by Russ Mayberry

Raise the Devil (2)
star
9.00
1 votes

#1 - Raise the Devil (2)

Ironside - Season 8 - Episode 2

The Chief links his case with a psychiatrist, who turns out to be a psychopath with a passion for brainwashing. Before he can get his evidence together, however, Fran is taken as the next victim of the doctor's peculiar brand of therapy, and is programmed to kill Ironside. Meanwhile Susan has to face past guilt over the death of her brother before she can be safe from herself.

Danny Boy
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9.00
3 votes

#2 - Danny Boy

Jake and the Fatman - Season 3 - Episode 25

When a gang marks him for death, Daniel joins a group about to escape from the prison. To insure his cooperation the escapees frame him for murder.

Freefall
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8.96
100 votes

#3 - Freefall

Miami Vice - Season 5 - Episode 17

Crockett & Tubbs embark on what they see as a suicide mission. They are recruited by a Special Drug Taskforce to escort the corrupt dictator of Costa Morada, a fictional Revolution ravaged Latin American country. Gen. Manuel Borbon has promised to reveal the members of the most powerful South American drug cartel. Crockett & Tubbs are faced with what might be their final showdown.

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Over the Line
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8.96
102 votes

#4 - Over the Line

Miami Vice - Season 5 - Episode 15

In the midst of working an undercover assignment, Crockett and Tubbs come across a clandestine vigilante group of frustrated law enforcement officers working within the department. Aware of Sonny and Rico's own frustration with how easily the bad guys seem to circumvent the law, the vigilante organization offers them an opportunity to join in. Lieutenant Castillo encourages them to accept the offer and work undercover in ferreting out the identities of everyone involved and to make sure that no one gets hurt. Unfortunately, that is too tall an order for his detectives to accomplish successfully.

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Confessions, Confessions
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8.70
28 votes

#5 - Confessions, Confessions

The Brady Bunch - Season 2 - Episode 12

Peter breaks Carol's favorite vase on the eve of a camping trip that he's looking forward to. So in order for him to go on the trip, the other Brady siblings unknowingly each confess.

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Sweet Leilani
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8.67
3 votes

#6 - Sweet Leilani

Jake and the Fatman - Season 3 - Episode 8

An unknown girl washes up on a beach murdered, and a friend of McCabe, the newspaper columnist Leilani Simons, takes an unusual interest in the case.

A.A.P.I.
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8.65
118 votes

#7 - A.A.P.I.

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 5

At the 14th Annual Convention of Private Investigators, Magnum is to receive the 'Local P.I. of the Year' award, but the event is brought to a halt when Jean Claude Fornier, the famous French Detective, suddenly drops dead while giving a speech, after being poisoned. Magnum is helped - or rather, hindered - by several fellow crime-busting acquaintances as he seeks the murderer, and becomes entangled with a gang of drug smugglers, that the Inspector was hunting before he was killed...

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Deja Vu (2)
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8.53
82 votes

#8 - Deja Vu (2)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 6 - Episode 2

Conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story. As Thomas and Penelope investigate the mystery surrounding Geoffrey's death, they become close to each other, and Thomas with this and with flashbacks to his haunting dream that seems to have predicted Geoffrey's death, he feels as though he's almost stepped into Geoffrey's life. The pair uncover that Geoffrey was once part of a powerful group of assassins, and seems to have been killed to stop him from having chance to expose the group. Meanwhile, Thomas learns that Higgins is reluctant to use the stay in England as an opportunity to visit his father, whom he has not seen in forty years after a falling out...

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For Sale by Owner
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8.50
2 votes

#9 - For Sale by Owner

The Partridge Family - Season 3 - Episode 13

The Partridge house just doesn't seem big enough – they need more bathrooms and just more room in general! Reuben takes Shirley to look at a new, larger house. The Partridge house is home to her, so Shirley doesn't really want to move, but all the kids are very anxious to. They put their house up for sale, with Reuben acting as real estate agent. After a week without even one """"looker,"""" Reuben and Danny cook up a scheme for """"open house"""" with the Partridge Family. The open house is like a carnival – hundreds of people show up. As the family overhears various disparaging remarks about their home from the visitors, they begin to realize just how much the house means to them. Just as the kids tell Shirley that they don't want to move either, Reuben arrives with the news that he's sold the house. When the buyers, Mr. and Mrs. Sharp come to look the house over, the kids sabotage the plumbing, the doors and the windows to make it seem like the house is falling apart. They confess that they

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One More for the Road
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8.50
4 votes

#10 - One More for the Road

Jake and the Fatman - Season 3 - Episode 14

Derek collides with a pedestrian on his way home from a beach party. When the man dies, Derek is charged with manslaughter.

I Know That You Know
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8.50
2 votes

#11 - I Know That You Know

Jake and the Fatman - Season 4 - Episode 11

A woman is found murdered in her home after she surprised a burglar and triggered the alarm. The burglar is found and convicted for the murder, but McCabe thinks something is wrong and gets Jake to snoop around.

I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer
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8.50
4 votes

#12 - I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer

Kojak - Season 5 - Episode 12

A detective (Joey Aresco) believes that his wife's divorce lawyer (David Ladd) hired an arsonist to destroy his boat.

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Unfinished Business
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8.47
118 votes

#13 - Unfinished Business

Magnum, P.I. - Season 8 - Episode 8

Magnum prepares for the trial of Quang Ki, who attempted to kill both him and his family. But when the case is suddenly, unexpectedly acquitted, angered Thomas suspects some other hand is behind Ki's release. It becomes evident that his arch-nemesis will stop at nothing to destroy Thomas and his family, when he receives a video-tape containing terrible information about the fate of his former wife and young daughter. As Thomas plans his revenge against Ki, he is thrust into a quagmire of intrigue endangering a sensitive P.O.W. prisoner exchange programme...

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License to Kill (2)
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8.45
51 votes

#14 - License to Kill (2)

The Fall Guy - Season 1 - Episode 10

Colt and company go to Hawaii to catch a man who turns out to be trying to stop an assassination. Things get mixed up and Colt becomes a target.

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The Aunt Who Came to Dinner
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8.38
122 votes

#15 - The Aunt Who Came to Dinner

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 20

Magnum's Private Investigator license has expired, and he is in the awkward, red-tape laden task of trying to renew it. But he has a welcome surprise when his Aunt, best-selling, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Phoebe Sullivan, pays an unexpected visit to Hawaii from New York. The rather eccentric authoress has just finished writing a new play, but now is convinced that someone is trying to kill her for it, and that they have trailed her to the Islands. Is someone really after Phoebe, or is her mind getting the better of her?...

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Tran Quoc Jones
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8.37
132 votes

#16 - Tran Quoc Jones

Magnum, P.I. - Season 5 - Episode 9

At request of Robin Masters, Thomas begrudgingly is to provide protection for a political candidate whom he has reason to dislike. He is also waiting for a female client, but in her place arrives a young Vietnamese boy, Tran Quoc Jones, who wants to hire Magnum to find his long lost father, a pilot in the Vietnam war. Tran cannot go to the authorities for help as he is an illegal immigrant and would face deportation, and as Thomas does his best to trace the boy's father, he and his friends, especially T.C., become attached to the boy. But Magnum learns that the woman who was originally to have hired him was found murdered - and the politician, the dead woman and the young Vietnamese boy all tie in to the same case...

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Her Sister's Shadow
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8.35
15 votes

#17 - Her Sister's Shadow

The Brady Bunch - Season 3 - Episode 10

Tired of being in Marcia's shadow, Jan is determined to do something that Marcia never did. But Jan becomes more depressed when she fails to make the cheer squad. Then she wins first prize in an essay contest only to discover that her teacher had made a mistake in scoring.

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Chain of Custody
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8.33
3 votes

#18 - Chain of Custody

Kojak - Season 5 - Episode 15

Kojak is suspended after reacting to an incompetent district attorney who failed to convict a known killer.

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The Fall Guy
star
8.15
283 votes

#19 - The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy - Season 1 - Episode 1

Big Jack sends Colt, with Howie, to find a driver who was responsible for a hit-and-run that hospitalized a young child, and who has since jumped bail. Arriving in a small backwater town, Colt discovers that the man is actually a crooked sheriff, and finds himself up against the entire town's police force.

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The Mole
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8.15
33 votes

#20 - The Mole

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 1 - Episode 15

Someone in the Agency is passing government secrets to Moscow. Lee and Amanda are assigned to plug the leak, or ""The Mole.""

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Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream
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8.13
10 votes

#21 - Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream

Matlock - Season 8 - Episode 10

Matlock dreams that he, Leanne, Billy and Cliff are in 1932 and are involved with the murder of a sax player.

Slay Ride
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8.13
8 votes

#22 - Slay Ride

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 6

When several men fall to their deaths at the same convention, Kojak doubts that mass suicide is the explanation.

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The Last Laugh
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8.13
8 votes

#23 - The Last Laugh

Matlock - Season 8 - Episode 6

A comedian becomes accused of murdering another comic who had insulted him on stage.

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Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred
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8.11
9 votes

#24 - Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 23

While an accused thief sits in jail waiting for his lawyer to arrange bail, Kojak tries to decipher a phrase heard during an unsuccessful attempt to steal a paint company truck.

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A Girl Named Sue
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8.08
122 votes

#25 - A Girl Named Sue

Magnum, P.I. - Season 8 - Episode 7

Magnum is hired by an attractive woman to find the missing will of her late father, who was recently killed in a suspicious boating accident – which she suspects her brother of being behind, in order to steal the will. Working on the case, Thomas finds that former client Susan Johnson – whom he was once locked in a bank vault with – is now a fellow Private Investigator, and is working on the same case – for the brother, who suspects his sister as responsible for their father’s death. The two P.I.s are soon locked in a battle of wills as they both race to solve the investigation first, but the pair are forced to put their rather love-hate relationship to one side and team up to solve the case of sibling rivalry...

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Sweeter Than Life
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8.08
12 votes

#26 - Sweeter Than Life

Kojak - Season 3 - Episode 4

While responding to a homicide call, Kojak discovers his camera that had disappeared earlier at a party in which he, his nephew and friend attended. His nephew's friend steals the camera and uses it to buy drugs from the murdered man. They witness the murder and are reluctant to involve the police. Kojak's nephew must go 'cold turkey' before he ends up like his friend who overdosed.

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Steve Austin, Fugitive
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8.06
17 votes

#27 - Steve Austin, Fugitive

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 2 - Episode 22

Steve is arrested when an assassin he helped send to prison seeks revenge by framing him for murder. Steve escapes from the police and must find the assassin before the police find him.

My Brother, My Enemy
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8.00
9 votes

#28 - My Brother, My Enemy

Kojak - Season 3 - Episode 3

Kojak must overcome outside influences in order to protect a detective (Sylvester Stallone)who accidentally shot a boy.

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The Godson
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8.00
2 votes

#29 - The Godson

Kojak - Season 4 - Episode 15

Kojak's godson becomes mixed up with a gang involved in an armed robbery. Can Kojak get through to his godson before it's too late?

The Snow Must Go On (1)
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8.00
3 votes

#30 - The Snow Must Go On (1)

That Girl - Season 4 - Episode 7

Despite being snowed in at the airport, Ann is determined to make it to a Broadway audition.

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Encounter with Aries
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8.00
1 votes

#31 - Encounter with Aries

McCloud - Season 2 - Episode 1

McCloud is searching the stars above for answers when the wife of an astrologer is kidnapped and hidden with a ticking time bomb.

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Deja Vu (1)
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8.00
126 votes

#32 - Deja Vu (1)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 6 - Episode 1

Magnum and Higgins travel to London, England to oversee the establishment of Robin Master's new castle, Robin's Keep, in time for a large banquet. While Higgins is busy training Ian MacKerras for the running of the castle, Thomas takes the opportunity to visit Geoffrey St. Clare, an old friend from Vietnam, but upon arrival, Geoffrey's wife Penelope informs him that Geoffrey has been killed, after being run down in a hit-and-run incident with a black Jaguar. But there is mystery surrounding the death - Geoffrey was supposed to be in France, and the circumstances suggest that, far from being an accident, the death was deliberate murder.The events of Geoffrey's killing seem to be echoing a disturbing, bizarre dream that Magnum had on the journey to England...

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Flying Misfits - Pilot
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7.98
236 votes

#33 - Flying Misfits - Pilot

Black Sheep Squadron - Season 1 - Episode 1

Major Greg Boyington, upset with his new desk job, goes against regulations and forms a fighter squadron using pilots thrown out of other squadrons for disciplinary reasons.

Blind Justice
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7.93
137 votes

#34 - Blind Justice

Magnum, P.I. - Season 5 - Episode 7

Carol persuades Magnum to do some work for her, gathering additional evidence for the big murder case of a man accused of killing his wife that is due to come up in court in a couple of days. The only witness of the woman's death is her young daughter, but Thomas faces a crisis of conscience over just what to and what not to present as evidence in the court-room that could ensure the conviction of the violent accused killer... Meanwhile, Higgins, tired of Magnum's slackness around the Estate, has taken use of the Ferrari away from him, so Thomas must find a new vehicle to get around in...

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The Big Sprain
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7.91
29 votes

#35 - The Big Sprain

The Brady Bunch - Season 1 - Episode 19

Carol is out of town visiting her sick Aunt Mary and Alice is all prepared to take care of the Brady home. However, she sprains her ankle, after tripping on Chinese checkers, putting Mike and the kids in charge of the household duties. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Sam finds himself in a dilemma over whether or not to take someone else to the upcoming Meatcutters Ball.

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I Can Get it for You Retail
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7.83
6 votes

#36 - I Can Get it for You Retail

The Partridge Family - Season 2 - Episode 11

When Shirley favorably comments on a mink coat, Danny decides to buy it for her birthday. Discovering that the girls in school are anxious for Keith Partridge souvenirs, Danny enlists Chris' aid and they start collecting a variety of Keith's belongings to sell. These are to help pay for Shirley's mink coat. After a week of constantly losing things, Keith thinks he is going crazy. The final blow comes when Danny and Chris wait until Keith is asleep and cut off a large patch of hair. Shirley puts two and two together and she and the family interrupt Danny and Chris as they are auctioning off their """"wares."""" Shirley makes them give back all the money and return the balance of Keith's possessions. This partly results in Shirley receiving a mink rabbit's foot for her birthday instead of a mink coat.

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Forty
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7.82
90 votes

#37 - Forty

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 17

Thomas is in Chinatown with Rick and T.C. celebrating his upcoming fortieth birthday, but he has little to celebrate when he loses his lucky $2 bill that his Grandpa gave him as a boy. While looking for it, he by chance briefly meets a beautiful woman. He also winds up helping an old friend who is one of a number of shopkeepers being terrorized by an organized gang... But the case takes a back-seat as he becomes preoccupied with the woman, a news reporter, only for it to seem that she is tied up with the gang he is supposed to be investigating, in a situation that sees him losing more than just his lucky bill – almost losing his heart, and his life...

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License to Kill (1)
star
7.82
60 votes

#38 - License to Kill (1)

The Fall Guy - Season 1 - Episode 9

Colt and company go to Hawaii to catch a man who turns out to be trying to stop an assassination. Things get mixed up and Colt becomes a target.

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Paniolo
star
7.81
129 votes

#39 - Paniolo

Magnum, P.I. - Season 6 - Episode 8

A supposed wealthy teenage ranch owner hires Magnum for $100,000 to stop a dangerous group of cattle rustlers on Hawaii's big island, that will soon force his ranch into bankruptcy if many more cattle are taken. But Magnum finds that his employer isn't quite all he makes out to be and will go to any extent to protect his cattle, and the neighbouring ranch owner implicated of being behind the cattle theft is a business partner of Robin Masters'...

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Murder by Night
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7.81
96 votes

#40 - Murder by Night

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 14

1940s San Francisco: Private Investigator Thomas S. Magnum investigates the murder of newspaper tycoon William Maxfield. The case involves characters that strangely bear a strong resemblance to (modern day) Magnum, T.C., Higgins and Rick...

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Hotel of Fear
star
7.81
50 votes

#41 - Hotel of Fear

The Rockford Files - Season 4 - Episode 10

Angel's living the high life in return for his testimony against a hit man. But does living in the lap of luxury mean he'll pay the ultimate price?

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The Tattle-Tale
star
7.79
24 votes

#42 - The Tattle-Tale

The Brady Bunch - Season 2 - Episode 10

Cindy has become somewhat of a tattletale leading Alice to get in a fight with Sam and the other siblings leaving her out of their activities. In the end, Cindy learns there are times when she has to tell what's going on when it's "important" ... such as when Tiger doggie-swipes a claim voucher for a prize Alice won in a jingle-writing contest.

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The No-Harm Charm
star
7.78
64 votes

#43 - The No-Harm Charm

Bewitched - Season 4 - Episode 31

Uncle Arthur does it again. This time he gives Darrin an amulet that is proved to be magical. He really needs help when he tries to help a bank receive some credibility. Samantha discovers that the amulet is fake, and ends up saving Darrin from his mishaps. Darrin lands the bank account when he stops a bank robber.

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The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit
star
7.78
92 votes

#44 - The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit

The Rockford Files - Season 3 - Episode 2

Rockford is double-crossed by the supernatural when a psychic points to him as the potential killer of a suddenly wealthy dope pusher.

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Rapture
star
7.78
128 votes

#45 - Rapture

Magnum, P.I. - Season 6 - Episode 11

As he and T.C. deep sea scuba-dive, Thomas sees a young boy who appears out of nowhere with no breathing apparatus and signals him to follow. Low on air, Thomas is unable to follow him, and later faces the skepticism of T.C., Higgins and Rick about his vision. An adamant Thomas, determined to prove that he's right, learns that his vision matches the description of a young boy, Keli'i Parker, killed five years earlier in an explosion at sea. The boy's mother has always blamed herself for his death, and as Thomas learns more about Keli'i, he begins to believe that his vision of the boy was destiny reaching out to lead him to the cause of the fatal accident.

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Camera... Action... Murder!
star
7.75
4 votes

#46 - Camera... Action... Murder!

Ironside - Season 6 - Episode 6

The Chief receives a series of films showing the murders of young women, and his investigation is assisted by a filmmaker currently wooing Fran Belding. This man becomes the Chief's prime suspect, much to Fran's distress; but trouble looms larger when Fran herself is marked as the next victim.

The Monkees at the Movies
star
7.71
7 votes

#47 - The Monkees at the Movies

The Monkees - Season 1 - Episode 31

The boys are cast in a teen beach movie.

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Be Careful What You Pray For
star
7.71
7 votes

#48 - Be Careful What You Pray For

Kojak - Season 3 - Episode 5

Crocker lectures female students on rape at a local catholic school, while two Puerto Rican brothers kill a priest during a truck heist.

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Prisoners
star
7.69
29 votes

#49 - Prisoners

In the Heat of the Night - Season 2 - Episode 5

Sweet risks his life to prove that the Sheriff of a neighboring county is guilty of the racially motivated murder of a young man that Sweet was friends with in high school.

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Long Ago and Far Away
star
7.67
3 votes

#50 - Long Ago and Far Away

Jake and the Fatman - Season 3 - Episode 10

Judge Smithwood starts receiving death threats after sentencing a young man to 20 years for rape. And a mysterious man in an army captain uniform steals a high precision sniper rifle from a local military base.