The Best Episodes Directed by Sally Howell
#1 - Brandi / Joseph / Sam & Suzanne
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 2
Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to man who turns on them, stabbing Liz repeatedly and beating Brandi and then throwing her into a river. Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days. And Sam and Suzanne are kidnapped by a hitchhiker who forces them to drive several hundred miles at gunpoint.
#3 - Harold/John/Lisa
I Survived Season 4 - Episode 6
A store manager in Saint Louis is shot during a robbery, a Minot, North Dakota teen loses his arms in a farming accident, a girl from Tampa, Florida is kidnapped by a serial killer
#6 - Teka / Robert / Debbie
I Survived Season 3 - Episode 27
In the sixth-season finale, a pregnant woman is abducted by another woman who wants to remove her unborn baby from her body; a geologist is attacked by a grizzly bear; and a woman is held hostage and wounded by drunken ex-marine.
#7 - Jason/Dave and Joe/Martin
I Survived Season 4 - Episode 4
A canyoneering trip becomes a terrifying fight for survival when a flash flood launches three men over two massive waterfalls, and a 13-year-old boy is abducted and raped by a serial pedophile before being chained up in a buried box and left to die.
#8 - Terry / Anne & Debbi / Earleen
I Survived Season 3 - Episode 2
A family suffers multiple tragedy in a deadly home invasion. A mountain biker is mauled by a mountain lion, and a hotel receptionist goes into fight mode to survive a brutal attack by a man posing as a guest.
#9 - Wayne & Mary / Holly / Linda
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 7
Wayne and Mary woke up to find their farm house surrounded by a cloud of lethal chlorine gas following a rail derailment. Thus began a harrowing six hour ordeal until emergency services arrived, where they struggled to take a breath, coughed up blood and watched their metal appliances literally melt before their eyes. While Holly and her boyfriend Chris were taking a quiet stroll near the railroad tracks, they were accosted by a man demanding money. Both were bound, gagged and then brutally bludgeoned. Chris died at the scene, but miraculously Holly survived the assault and was able to seek help. Linda was driving to her lakeside cabin when she was run off the road in the middle of the night by four strangers. High on drugs, they viciously attacked her, demanded money, set her car ablaze, and left for dead in a deserted field. She was rescued by two teenagers in a passing car who saw the fire and dragged her to safety.
#10 - Christine & Heidi / Debbie / Jim
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 3
Christine's and Heidi's trip on a Greek ferry becomes a nightmare when the boat begins to sink and the crew abandons the ship, leaving the panicked passengers to fend for themselves. Debbie suffers a five-day ordeal at the hands of an attacker, who keeps her blindfolded and gagged, rapes her, and forces her to sleep next to him. And a simple act of kindness results in a vicious assault for Jim when he is brutally attacked in his apartment by his neighbor after inviting the young man into his home to chat.
#11 - Denise / Nick / Leonilda
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 5
When Dollar Store manager Denise is savagely attacked by robbers, one thing keeps her alive -- her determination to make sure that her father would not have to attend her funeral. Nick, a former Marine, is put to the survival test when he's stranded on a mountain in a snow blizzard with no cell phone, no food, and no winter clothing. And Leonilda must quickly think of a way to escape when her boyfriend forces her into his car at gunpoint, and tells her he's going to shoot her and dump her body in the river.
#12 - Maria/Jerry/Melissa
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 6
Maria feared for her safety as one of her fellow employees at the hospital where she worked became increasingly volatile. She managed to get him fired, but a couple of months later, he burst into her office with a gun, shooting her and killing her colleague. Jerry swerved his car to avoid a deer and crashed over an embankment where a tree branch became lodged in his throat. Barely alive, he survived two days in the ravine until he finally he managed to drag himself to the road's edge where he was spotted and saved. Melissa and her two-year-old daughter were sleeping at home, when she was woken by an armed intruder. The man slashed and sexually assaulted her before stuffing her in the trunk of her car. He then drove around for hours, picked up his friends and assaulted her again. Finally he left the car, leaving a terrified and blinded Melissa to drive home to her abandoned daughter.
#13 - Virginia Tech Massacre / Minneapolis School Bus Crash
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 10
This episode tells the harrowing story of how two students and a professor at Virginia Tech University managed to survive the April 16, 2007, massacre at the school. One of the students, Colin, had to lay motionless and play dead as the gunman shot him four times. We also chronicle the amazing story of the Minneapolis school bus with 52 children that plummeted 45 feet when a Minneapolis bridge collapsed in August 2007. Trapped in her seat, driver Kim held the brake, keeping the bus from rolling backwards, as counselor Jimmy and his co-workers rush to evacuate the children, including Kim's own daughter.
#14 - Jennifer / Sampson / Norina
I Survived Season 1 - Episode 11
Jennifer, a young lawyer, must use all of her instincts to fight off an intruder who sexually assaults and stabs her. Sampson is a corn farmer faced with the agonizing decision of whether to amputate his own arm or risk burning to death when his hand is pulled into a harvester that catches on fire. Norina, a primary school principal must fight off a crazed man with a machete to save the lives of her students.