The Best Episodes Directed by Sam Miller

Nuclear Strike

#1 - Nuclear Strike

Spooks Season 7 - Episode 8

With the Russians launching a nuclear strike on London, the only person who can help the team in this desperate hour is the traitor amongst them. With the Russians hunting them down, the team usher their traitor through London in a desperate bid to reach the codes, and the bomb, in time.

star 8.85
217 votes
Part 2

#2 - Part 2

Single Father Season 1 - Episode 2

Dave and Sarah are shocked by their passionate kiss; what did it mean? Dave takes refuge in tracking down Lucy's father but uncovers more than he bargained for, and the discovery sparks a course of action that has repercussions for everyone.

star 8.70
107 votes
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Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

The Fixer Season 2 - Episode 2

The team continues to work on breaking up a paedophile ring. Assistance offered by an MI6 operative seems to involve ulterior motives.

star 8.62
77 votes
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A New Napkin

#4 - A New Napkin

Marvel's Daredevil Season 3 - Episode 13

Matt prepares to cross the line, as Dex becomes more dangerous than ever and Fisk enacts his endgame.

star 8.53
1727 votes
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Coming Together

#5 - Coming Together

This Life Season 1 - Episode 1

Anna applies for a tenancy at a barristers' chambers and finds her old flame, Miles, on the interview panel. She is tempted to repeat their one-night stand to improve her chances of getting taken on, but Milly warns against it. Having declined his offer of sex, Anna fails to get the job and blames Miles. She decides to get her revenge by moving into the new house he is sharing with Milly and Egg. Milly gets her first outing as a qualified solicitor and finds herself humiliated by an eccentric client. While Warren achieves his life's ambitions by landing a job at the same firm, Egg is left wondering how on earth he ever got chosen.

star 8.32
41 votes
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Part 1

#6 - Part 1

Single Father Season 1 - Episode 1

When Dave's wife Rita dies suddenly, he finds himself a single father to their four children. Rita's best friend Sarah is also devastated, but offers support to Dave and the family. In the midst of their shared grief, events take a turn that neither Dave nor Sarah could have ever predicted.

star 8.26
145 votes
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Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Luther Season 2 - Episode 4

Luther's personal and professional life spirals out of control as he tries to cover up Toby's death and appease a suspicious Baba. He must also protect Jenny from any further harm. At work there's also a killer at large whose actions are ruled by his dice. How do you stop a man who sees life and death as a game and whose actions can't be predicted?

star 8.23
2832 votes
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Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

The Fixer Season 2 - Episode 1

The first of a two-part story, the second season opener finds the team battling a ruthless street gang that traffics in more than just drugs. Lenny is concerned about the future of his underground crime-fighting crew and faces a threat to his authority from within MI6.

star 8.17
103 votes
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The Mole

#9 - The Mole

Spooks Season 7 - Episode 7

Harry is imprisoned and accused by MI5 of being the Russian mole. Lucas disappears to Moscow in a bid to gather intelligence and get to the bottom of Harry's arrest, whilst the rest of the team try to prove his innocence on the Grid. But with so much evidence against him and a traitor among the team, things aren't looking good for Harry.

star 8.12
240 votes
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Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Luther Season 2 - Episode 2

Luther must rescue Ripley, abducted by Cameron, in time to prevent Cameron's final murderous set piece. But Jenny's ruthless and vengeful boss is demanding compensation for stealing her protege. Luther is torn; will his visionary mind provide the team with the tools to save Ripley and the killer's intended victims, or will his focus be compromised?

star 8.12
2909 votes
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Episode 2

#11 - Episode 2

Luther Season 3 - Episode 2

Luther's date with Mary, and the promise of romance, is interrupted by the news of another murder. The killer has struck again - the number of victims is escalating fast.

star 8.12
2358 votes
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Surrender

#12 - Surrender

Low Winter Sun (2013) Season 1 - Episode 10

While the DPD gets close to solving McCann's murder, Frank is forced to make a critical decision. Damon makes his boldest move yet.

star 8.10
123 votes
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Episode 1

#13 - Episode 1

Luther Season 3 - Episode 1

Luther investigates a the case of a fetishist who is murdering women which is similar to an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team attempt to catch the copycat killer, whose murderous spree has only just started.

star 8.08
2527 votes
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Episode 3

#14 - Episode 3

Spooks Season 8 - Episode 3

The pressure is on for Section D when a secret meeting of powerful tycoons is stormed by armed terrorists and eight of the world's richest men are taken captive. But this is no normal hostage situation - undercover at the time, Ros is one the hostages. As events spiral out of control, it looks like no one will make it out alive. Is this the end of the road for Ros?

star 8.07
282 votes
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Episode 3

#15 - Episode 3

Luther Season 2 - Episode 3

As Luther's affection for Jenny grows, so does his determination to protect her and help her back on her feet. Baba, however, is determined to keep Luther on a tight leash. To add to Luther's difficulties, he is called in to investigate a man whose brutal and escalating murders seem to have no motive, leaving Jenny alone and vulnerable.

star 8.07
2740 votes
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Living Dangerously

#16 - Living Dangerously

This Life Season 1 - Episode 3

Egg is invited to work on a medical negligence case. The client, McCleary, has cancer which he believes was caused by experimental drugs he was given as a child. Fascinated by the case, Egg finally begins to take an interest in his work. Milly warns him against becoming too personally involved, but when McCleary commits suicide, Egg is devastated and behaves unprofessionally in front of his boss. Suddenly his work as a lawyer seems utterly meaningless. Delilah has started to create havoc in the house, invading other people's space and ‘borrowing' their things. Warren realizes that she is bulimic and tries to help her, but Delilah takes advantage of his sympathy to rip him off. Miles begins to worry and confesses his concerns to Anna. When she tells him what she really thinks of Delilah, he accuses her of being jealous. After a night out drinking, the friends return to the house to find they have been burgled. The obvious suspect is Delilah.

star 8.06
33 votes
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Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Luther Season 4 - Episode 1

On a leave of absence from the police force, Luther is laying low in a rundown cottage on the edge of England. But a visit from his old colleagues at the Met brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. Meanwhile, a gruesome serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes. With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Schenk and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for the police, outsmarting them at every step. It's not long before Luther is back in the bullpen, determined to steal a march on the killer before another mutilated body joins the mounting pile.

star 8.05
1995 votes
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F.U.B.A.R.

#18 - F.U.B.A.R.

Flesh and Bone Season 1 - Episode 6

Thanksgiving arrives, and Paul's neuroses frays dancers nerves. Claire ventures home to see her ailing father and Bryan, who she hasn't seen since their horrifying encounter in New York.

star 8.03
295 votes
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Episode 1

#19 - Episode 1

Luther Season 2 - Episode 1

Still plagued by the death of his ex-wife, Luther returns to work to face a surreal and nightmarish case of a masked murderer determined to enter into folklore. As the body count rises, Luther must use all his skills to stop the killer, at the same time trying to rescue an old acquaintance's daughter from the dangerous world of prostitution.

star 8.01
3167 votes
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Happy Families

#20 - Happy Families

This Life Season 1 - Episode 2

After landing the job of his dreams, Warren needs a place to live. Anna starts squatting at chambers. Her first case is a housing benefit fraud involving an unlikely couple called Truelove (Keith-Lee Castle) and Delilah (Charlotte Bicknell). Delilah proves to be a head case and a complete liability. Dishonest and manipulative, she flirts with Miles and ends up having sex with him in the toilet. Egg is finding his new job claustrophobic and is irritated by Warren's apparent drive and confidence. He becomes alarmed when he sees the advert for the spare room in the house, but when Warren explains just how grateful he is for his job, a guilty Egg decides he should be invited to move in. Just as Warren is beginning to relax, his brash teenage cousin, Kira, shows up hoping he will get her a job. Terrified that she will find out he is gay and tell his parents, he tries to fob her off. But Kira is made of resilient stuff and gets a job as a temp at his firm anyway. Egg shows further signs

star 8.00
35 votes
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Cake on the Way

#21 - Cake on the Way

Low Winter Sun (2013) Season 1 - Episode 5

The DPD's investigation intensifies when a low-level murder is linked to McCann. Damon has to pay the cost of his ambitions.

star 7.95
327 votes
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Episode 4

#22 - Episode 4

Spooks Season 8 - Episode 4

Lucas's past comes back to haunt him when his former torturer Darshavin turns up with intelligence about a bomb in London. Harry fears Darshavin still has a psychological hold over Lucas, but Darshavin won't deal with anyone else. With innocent lives at risk Lucas must confront his demons for the sake of the nation, but can he overcome his nemesis in order to save the day or is the pressure too much to bear?

star 7.94
248 votes
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Episode 3

#23 - Episode 3

Luther Season 1 - Episode 3

John Luther must catch a Satanic occult killer accused of kidnap and murder. However, with a young mother's life at stake, Luther must use all his skills to build an airtight case.

star 7.93
3316 votes
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A Very Corporate Coup

#24 - A Very Corporate Coup

Spooks Season 2 - Episode 9

Tom is undercover with Customs but when he goes off to phone in the rest of the crew are murdered. A Colombian drugs cartel are suspected. Zoe and Tom are sent undercover to 'turn' the girlfriend of the head of the cartel. Tonight also sees the re-appearance of Tessa and she wants revenge on Harry and MI5. Will she endanger Tom and Zoe's life? Will the Mole be found before it's to late? Or will Tessa get her revenge and allow someone to die?

star 7.91
344 votes
Episode 2

#25 - Episode 2

Luther Season 4 - Episode 2

On the trail of a horrifying cannibalistic killer, Luther is dogged at every step by ghosts from his past. Isolated and on edge, it takes every fibre of Luther's being to keep it together. Can a cold case help unlock a mystery that's tormenting him to distraction? Meanwhile, the serial killer is still on the loose. Benny's hacking skills have revealed a list of hundreds of potential victims but, with a rapidly escalating number of crime scenes, Luther must use all his ingenuity to work out where the killer is headed next. Discovering it's all part of a macabre endgame, Luther is forced to put himself and his new colleague Emma into the heart of danger to try and stop the murdering madness.

star 7.89
1801 votes
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Episode 4

#26 - Episode 4

Luther Season 1 - Episode 4

When a serial killer goes on the rampage, Luther must put his personal life aside and delve inside the murderer's mind to discover what is driving him to kill so many girls, and why.

star 7.88
3026 votes
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Suckas Need Bodyguards

#27 - Suckas Need Bodyguards

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 - Episode 6

After Cottonmouth and Scarfe's bloody clash, Luke realizes that saving the community may turn former allies into enemies, and enemies into allies.

star 7.82
5119 votes
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Episode 1

#28 - Episode 1

Good Cop Season 1 - Episode 1

An ordinary day for beat cop Sav turns into a nightmare when he encounters a ruthless thug and his best friend is brutally attacked.

star 7.81
171 votes
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Episode 11

#29 - Episode 11

Fortitude Season 1 - Episode 11

Vincent's investigation leads him into a life-threatening situation, while Markus offers an alternative theory on what is plaguing Fortitude. Dan and Hildur launch a desperate hunt for Jason as the need to locate the mammoth carcass escalates and Eric and Yuri go head to head out in the wilderness. With events taking an unexpected turn in the Arctic community, Sheriff Anderssen must make a devastating decision.

star 7.79
893 votes
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Episode 10

#30 - Episode 10

Fortitude Season 1 - Episode 10

Dan races into the frozen wilderness to locate Henry and Morton, but he is forced to reveal the truth surrounding the death of scientist Billy Pettigrew. Back in Fortitude, Natalie has a disturbing encounter with Jason, whose behaviour is becoming increasingly bizarre, while her and Vincent's investigation leads to a particularly strange development in the inquiries into recent events.

star 7.62
860 votes
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II.

#31 - II.

Black Sails Season 1 - Episode 2

Flint discovers a thief amongst his crew. Eleanor must make a difficult decision. John hides with Max, inside a brothel.

star 7.52
5600 votes
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Episode 2

#32 - Episode 2

Fortitude Season 1 - Episode 2

As the chilling thriller continues, Sheriff Anderssen and the police close in on their murder suspect, while DCI Morton follows a different line of enquiry.

star 7.45
1004 votes
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IV.

#33 - IV.

Black Sails Season 1 - Episode 4

Captain Flint is warned about Billy. Vane encounters someone from his past. Eleanor asks her father for help. The crew of The Walrus suffer a disastrous undertaking.

star 7.43
4401 votes
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Access Is Power

#34 - Access Is Power

Snowpiercer Season 1 - Episode 3

Layton descends into the black market, while Melanie stages a prize fight to defuse class tension.

star 7.40
721 votes
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Prepare to Brace

#35 - Prepare to Brace

Snowpiercer Season 1 - Episode 2

Layton investigates the murder while gathering intel for his revolution. Melanie faces a resource crisis that could impact everyone.

star 7.35
837 votes
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Episode 1

#36 - Episode 1

Fortitude Season 1 - Episode 1

The isolated community of Fortitude in the Arctic Circle has never been the scene of a violent crime, so news of a murder rocks the residents. Sheriff Dan Anderssen investigates alongside newly arrived British detective Eugene Morton, while the killing is a disaster for Governor Hildur Odegard's plans to market Fortitude as an upmarket tourist destination.

star 7.20
1547 votes
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Wounds (1)

#37 - Wounds (1)

Waking the Dead Season 7 - Episode 9

The team find out that a body discovered in a disused tunnel is that of salesman Chris Dearden, who went missing in 1996. He was on a self-empowerment weekend with his colleagues when he died.Could one of them be responsible?

star 6.73
85 votes
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Wounds (2)

#38 - Wounds (2)

Waking the Dead Season 7 - Episode 10

The team find out that a body discovered in a disused tunnel is that of salesman Chris Dearden, who went missing in 1996. He was on a self-empowerment weekend with his colleagues when he died.Could one of them be responsible?

star 6.33
78 votes
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