The Best Episodes Directed by Sanford Bookstaver
#3 - The Whistleblower
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 15
Jack and Dan investigate a spurious inspection report at a corrupt oil company only to discover that they might have actually stumbled onto a deadly criminal conspiracy with Liz’s boyfriend Kyle stuck right in the middle.
#4 - Reckoning
Revenge Season 1 - Episode 22
With the end in sight, Emily fearlessly pushes forward, closing in on the final phases of her plan for revenge, while the Graysons continue their downward spiral into the rabbit hole of self-destruction. But a big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question.
#5 - Au Revoir
White Collar Season 6 - Episode 6
Neal and Mozzie prepare to put their plan into motion. With Peter undercover in the Panthers now as well, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Neal and Mozzie know that Keller will try and double cross them, but they have no choice but to work with him and have planned for every contingency. If the plan works, the Panthers will be taken down, they’ll have $30 million of the Federal Reserve heist and Neal will have his freedom – whether the FBI is ready or not.
#7 - They'll Have to Go Through Me (3)
Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 7
The intelligence unit joins forces with detectives Rollins, Amaro and Benson to bring down a child pornography ring once and for all. (Nobody Touches Anything (1) Chicago Fire S03E07) (Chicago Crossover (2) Law & Order: SVU S16E07)
#9 - End of the Tunnel
Prison Break Season 1 - Episode 13
With Lincoln's execution scheduled for the following day, Veronica comes out of hiding to contact him and gains an ally. Kellerman makes the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the conspiracy. Michael looks for a way to get Lincoln out of solitary confinement in time for the escape that evening. The inmates risk everything as they attempt their escape.
#10 - You Will Hurt Him
Chicago Fire Season 2 - Episode 9
Chief Boden prepares to counterattack McLeod in a final effort to save the firehouse from closure and the romance between Dawson and Casey escalates. Leon is making progress in the gang murder investigation, but Cruz cannot stand being left in the dark by Voight, fearing for his brother's safety. Meanwhile, Severide and Katie bond to make up for lost time and Otis feels uncomfortable living with Severide and Shay after Devon's latest escapade.
#11 - Just Drive the Truck
Chicago Fire Season 3 - Episode 3
The members of Firehouse 51 and the Austin firehouse clash when trucks collide on the way to a call. Boden comes up with a plan to get Dawson her badge. Mills faces his past and future. The Molly's group hits a speed bump starting the food truck.
#13 - Things Are Going to Get Worse
Power Season 4 - Episode 2
Proctor works to protect his client as Ghost faces harassment; the team discusses its strategy for taking down St. Patrick; Tommy struggles to let go of his old duties; Tasha talks to the children about what is going on.
#14 - Why We Fight
Jericho (2006) Season 1 - Episode 22
The battle with New Bern ensues, with Jericho residents out-manned and out-gunned, but not outsmarted. Jericho gains the upper hand but suffers a significant casualty. A friend of Jake's sends help from an unexpected source.
#17 - You Lied to My Face
Power Season 4 - Episode 7
As Ghost moves forward with his new business venture, the entire St. Patrick family is thrust into a new role in the public eye. Tasha seeks out Silver's help and their relationship deepens. When Tommy returns to New York, Dre talks himself into a promotion. And when Mak tells the whole prosecution team they're suspended, they start to form new alliances to find and take down Greg's real killer.
#19 - A Real Shot in the Arm
Chicago Fire Season 8 - Episode 2
Lt. Casey struggles to get Chief Boden to sign off on an energetic new recruit. Against her better judgment, Foster extends an olive branch to her irritating new medic. Otis inspires Herrmann to seek new partners at Molly’s. Brett realizes life in Fowlerton will take some getting used to.
#21 - It's Never Over
Power Season 3 - Episode 2
Ghost scrambles to tie up the most lethal of loose ends while he deals with new nightlife competition. Tommy confronts Tasha over a lie from the past, as she and Angela must learn to coexist as their domestic lives change. With his drug organization unraveling, Tommy gains an advisor in his returned love, Holly, who enlists an old friend to solve a new problem.
#25 - Prison Ball
Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 6
Following the death of a 10-year old girl, the intelligence unit has one option to gain access to their suspect. Voight and Olinsky follow-up on a good lead to answer some questions about the shooting. Burgess and Roman show three boys around district thinking they are part of the Police Explorers program.
#26 - I Will Be Walking
Chicago Fire Season 4 - Episode 19
When a high school student becomes an innocent victim of a gang retribution incident, a very determined Lt. Casey tries all means necessary to resolve the issue. Severide lends a hand to Detective Holloway, who is working a dangerous undercover investigation, and watches over her 9-year-old son at the firehouse. Brett and Jimmy are called to aid a woman who takes a fond liking to Jimmy. Meanwhile, Otis makes a surprising discovery that leaves him very concerned and Herrmann goes toe-to-toe with Stella to claim bragging rights over who can best run a bar.
#27 - Out of the Chute
House Season 7 - Episode 16
The team treats a professional bull rider who is attacked by a bull. The team must determine the causes behind the patients disappearing symptoms and seizures while taking House's advice from outside the hospital as he attends to issues unrelated to the case. Meanwhile, Masters develops a crush on the patient.
#28 - Vacation
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 10
Jack and Dan are suspended for their carelessness, so Dan "borrows" from the Narcotics Division to fund an off-the-books sting. When the unauthorized activities accidentally end up financing a prison break, Jack and Dan must capture the prisoners before they get too far and anyone finds out.
#30 - Nobody Else Is Dying Today
Chicago Fire Season 5 - Episode 4
Lt. Casey finds himself in a bad spot when a forklift accidentally pierces a tank storing acid. Casey is forced to use extreme measures to help a father and daughter in peril. Dawson and Brett respond to an elderly woman who has a difficult senior advocate. Mouch and Brett continue with their secret project, and Otis shares some exciting news as he prepares himself for an unusual expedition.
#31 - A Volatile Mixture
Chicago Fire Season 7 - Episode 5
Working alongside a journalist, Casey does some digging into the cause of a trailer park fire. Boden hits his breaking point while Mouch, Herrmann and Cruz work to figure out why Molly’s isn’t performing up to expectations.
#32 - Where the Collapse Started
Chicago Fire Season 4 - Episode 22
The team responds to a building collapse that's trapped more than a dozen people. Dawson's quest to foster Louie is aided by a familiar face. Otis, who's on medical leave, meets his temporary replacement. Severide and Kidd continue to see each other. Casey is at odds with Antonio.
#36 - Star-Crossed
Tru Calling Season 1 - Episode 6
Tru gets asked for help by a young couple who died in a car accident. As she tries to save them she realizes its not a simple crash.
#37 - An Even Bigger Surprise
Chicago Fire Season 6 - Episode 3
Lt. Casey gets off on the wrong foot with Sam Mullins, a temporary Chief who is filling in for Boden at House 51 for the morning. When Casey later makes a risky move in an attempt to save a distraught man from jumping off a building, Mullins has a surprise that Casey does not expect. Mouch flies in Cruz's brother Leon as a birthday surprise, but the rest of the squad struggles to keep it a secret. Meanwhile, Brett is caught off guard when she learns new information about her hometown friend Hope.
#38 - A Rocket Blasting Off
Chicago Fire Season 2 - Episode 16
Lt. Severide hits the top of the list as Det. Lindsay starts calling in suspects with the clearest motives to make the guy who kidnapped Katie disappear. Meanwhile, Jones is still having trouble fitting in as word of her disruptions reach the fire department’s headquarters. Elsewhere, Herrmann celebrates his twentieth anniversary with his wife, but no one supports his idea on the gift he intends to give.
#39 - The Three Gs
Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 19
Led by Olinksy, Intelligence hunts down an elusive Chinatown gangster.
#40 - Red Rag the Bull
Chicago Fire Season 3 - Episode 16
The interim chief makes a tactical error during an apartment fire, stirring up tensions and putting careers in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Mouch discovers that his donation to a fertility clinic has resulted in a child, and Dawson goes out on a double date with Brett and Cruz.
#42 - A Taste of Panama City
Chicago Fire Season 4 - Episode 2
Boden's job is on the line pending an internal investigation. Severide adjusts to Patterson, his new commanding officer. Dawson shakes things up at the work. Casey searches for important evidence in his investigation of Nesbitt. Herrmann tries to keep the peace with Molly's new neighbors.
#44 - Push the Pain Away
Chicago P.D. Season 2 - Episode 22
When multiple people are shot inside an athletic club intelligence work to find and take down the shooters before there's any more victims. When they discover that all the targets were from the same law firm it's apparent that it is a case of corporate revenge. Now they need to find out what the motive for these killings. Atwater is dealing with his new assignment, while doing so he plays a key role in locating the shooters. Meanwhile Platt and Halstead are trying to approach Lindsay to see how she's coping with a recent death.
#46 - Chin Check
Chicago P.D. Season 1 - Episode 3
Voight and team head to a house that’s been associated with a number of top gangs. Events at the search result in Ruzek, being encouraged to seek some counseling which may have lasting repercussions professionally and personally. Meanwhile Halstead’s temper rises when he comes in contact with some unwelcomed people from his past.
#47 - All Hard Parts
Chicago Fire Season 4 - Episode 14
Severide confronts Chili about her erratic behavior. Members of the firehouse rally around Casey, who they think would make a great candidate for alderman. Jimmy squares off against Antonio in the first annual "Battle of the Badges" boxing match.
#48 - Sixty Days
Chicago Fire Season 5 - Episode 21
Cruz finds himself in a bad spot when an off-duty incident begins to unravel, prompting Mouch to step in and offer help in hopes of avoiding serious consequences from the CFD. Casey goes head to head with a big politician to get his measure for first responders passed. Lt. Severide makes life difficult for newest team member Jason Kannell and Dawson gets an unexpected visit from her father.
#49 - A Material Witness
Chicago P.D. Season 1 - Episode 9
In responding to a call Atwater and Burgess discover a gunshot victim and the only witness is Lexi Olinsky. The shooting is tied to a Latin gang. To protect Olinsky’s daughter, Voight takes the case from the Gang Unit. Ruzek pulls up Burgess to help with an undercover mission that he hopes will help solve the case.
#51 - Intervention
Chicago Med Season 1 - Episode 11
Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Choi clash over the final decision made by a dying patient. Meanwhile, a pending lawsuit against Dr. Halstead moves forward, and doctors race to save a patient with a misdiagnosed flesh-eating bacterial disease.
#53 - Risky Business
House Season 8 - Episode 4
A CEO falls mysteriously ill just days before he signs a contract that would relocate his company's entire labor force to China. House attempts to make an underhanded business transaction with his wealthy patient, but when the patient's condition worsens, the team must work around the clock to save his life. Meanwhile, Park prepares for her hearing with the Princeton Plainsboro Disciplinary Committee chaired by Foreman, and Adams' outlook on her patient's business venture reveals her deeper feelings about loyalty.
#54 - Foul Is Fair
Chicago Fire Season 6 - Episode 9
After learning unsettling news, Dawson enlists Severide to help her out. Elsewhere, Casey and Dawson struggle with communication issues while Brett and Kidd compete to win the heart of Zach, a Hazmat officer. Meanwhile, Otis, Herrmann and Mouch are on a mission to locate the source of a horrible stench that is making life unpleasant at Firehouse 51.
#55 - Private Lives
House Season 6 - Episode 14
House and the team take on the case of an avid blogger admitted with sudden bruising and bleeding. From her hospital bed, the patient blogs about her symptoms, doctors and prospective diagnoses to her dedicated band of followers and solicits their advice on a course of treatment. Such openness leads the team to contemplate the value of privacy, especially after House and Wilson uncover secrets from one another 's past. Meanwhile, Chase is coaxed into testing out the dating scene.
#56 - A Closer Eye
Chicago Fire Season 7 - Episode 1
Casey tries to deal with his unsettled personal life and the firehouse welcomes a new member. Boden clashes with new Assistant Deputy Commissioner Jerry Gorsch.
#58 - Life Support
Standoff Season 1 - Episode 5
A young boy takes hostages in a hospital because the doctor is needs to operate on his terminally ill sister is on vacation and the other surgeons refuse to perform the procedure without him. Matt and Emily are called to save the hostages and help the boy.
#62 - Leviathan
Helstrom Season 1 - Episode 6
A dark force creates a melee forcing Hastings and Ana to work together. Daimon and Gabriella discover the events of the Blood Hotel are connected. The demon’s identity is revealed, shaking Ana and Daimon to their core. Yen gets the upper hand.
#63 - Runaways
House Season 8 - Episode 10
When a runaway teen requires hospitalization, Adams butts heads with House when she insists they contact Social Services. Meanwhile, Taub has trouble forming a personal connection with his baby daughters and Foreman's relationship with a married woman comes out.
#65 - Absolution
Revenge Season 1 - Episode 19
The impending release of Daniel has everyone on edge as the press grows more and more hostile; the SEC begin their investigation on Grayson Global; and Emily discovers a new photo taken of her father on the day of his death, leading her to more clues about how he died -- and also to a mystery woman and an ominous new target.
#66 - Office Politics
House Season 7 - Episode 6
It’s election season, and in the midst of a tight campaign, an incumbent New Jersey senator’s campaign manager falls ill with liver failure and temporary paralysis. Cuddy pushes House to add a female doctor to his team by hiring brilliant third-year medical student Martha Masters in Thirteen’s absence. House and the team are wary of the young doctor’s lack of experience and medical perspective, but are forced to give their new by-the-book teammate a chance to prove herself. After the campaigning senator makes a surprising announcement, House and the team look to the candidate to find clues about the patient’s condition. Meanwhile, Foreman learns that Taub has a past connection to Masters, and in an effort to save his patient’s life, House must make a critical decision that may compromise his relationship with Cuddy.
#69 - Long Live the Mayor
Jericho (2006) Season 1 - Episode 7
The slick gang leader Jonah bails Mitchell out of jail and agrees to give back the food that his bandits stole and agrees to keep out of Jericho. This plan strays off-course as Jonah negotiates new terms involving Jake and Emily.
#71 - Faire Is Foul
Scorpion Season 4 - Episode 8
For Sylvester’s birthday, Team Scorpion visits a renaissance festival, but the revelry is cut short when a group tries to rob a nearby police evidence locker. Also, Paige grows weary of Walter’s play-by-play of all the historical inaccuracies at the festival.
#72 - Hog Wild
The Night Shift Season 1 - Episode 3
TC and Paul are called to the chaotic scene of a nighttime hog-hunting excursion that has gone horribly wrong. One patient has lost a hand to a feral hog and another has been shot with an arrow through the chest. Topher deals with a resourceful 9-year-old girl who has come to the hospital on her own to seek treatment but soon realizes the case is far more complicated. Drew injures his hand during a MMA fight and enlists Krista to help him keep it a secret from Jordan. Ragosa seeks some family counseling from Landry and when Ragosa threatens to close down the staff hangout known as the "Tailgate," Landry helps him understand the benefits of a compromise.
#73 - The Telenovela
The O.C. Season 1 - Episode 20
The Ryan-Marissa thing is more iffy than ever when Theresa hangs in Newport. The telenovela-like suds-o-rama overflows with the Seth-Summer follies, the Luke-Julie fling and an insider who may be a threat to the Caleb-Kirsten biz.
#74 - Dumbster Fire
Scorpion Season 4 - Episode 17
The geniuses of Team Scorpion turn into knuckleheads and Paige must simplify the science for them, when their mental faculties are impaired during a job to prevent the creation of a black hole. Florence and Sylvester grow closer when she helps him with a special project.
#77 - The Woman in the Garden
Bones Season 1 - Episode 13
Booth and Brennan investigate when a dug up corpse is found in the back of a gang member's car. While being questioned, a drive-by shooting allows him to escape. Booth and Brennan follow the clues, which lead them to an empty grave and another body in a grave at a wealthy senator's house, where the gang member used to work.
#78 - Defense (1)
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 13
Van and Deaq go undercover to get inside the organization of one a gang boss, Cyrus One, who has been hiring assassins to gun down LAPD’s finest. They are forced to prove their worthiness by completing a couple of tasks that coincide with their specialties. Also, Internal Affairs has now assigned a new agent to oversee the workings of The Candy Store and he’s not thrilled with the cavalier attitude that the three of them have shown in the past.
#79 - The Boy in the Shroud
Bones Season 2 - Episode 3
When the body of a young man, who's been missing for nearly three weeks, is discovered, the investigation leads them to his girlfriend, who is a foster child. Bones becomes emotionally involved in the case since, she too, became a foster child after her parents disappeared.
#80 - $4.95 a Minute
The Others Season 1 - Episode 11
A phony, cash-poor psychic calling himself ""Simeon Nye"" is frightened when his disastrous visions of his clients' futures begin to come true, so he seeks help from his more serious competition -- Satori -- who agrees to aid the bewildered man when she discovers he also inexplicably functions as a medium to her long-dead father (through their agreed-upon code word ""Kermit""). But Satori learns that the charlatan has unknowingly summoned an angry spirit -- the ghost of the real Simeon Nye -- and if she renders assistance in ridding him of it, she will lose the chance to satisfy her dream of communicating with her dad.
#81 - Popdukes
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 15
Van’s father, Ray Ray, has been paroled from prison and Van has made it his job to make sure that he doesn’t fall back on the things that put him behind bars. However, a Nigerian crime lord, Etobi, wants to settle and old score and has his men hunt Ray Ray down in hopes of ending his life. The team devises a plan with one of Ray’s old partners, Gretchen, which will save Ray Ray and bring down Etobi for good.
#82 - Iced (2)
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 22
Now that Van has gotten the antidote, the caller, Nick McKussick – a former criminal and the first person that Billie trained for The Candy Store before he turned on her, has informed the group that other families have been poisoned and that their participation in his plan is not yet over. Nick orders them to help him steal an incredible amount of precious valuables or the families he poisoned will die.
#85 - Highway to Hell
Dawson's Creek Season 5 - Episode 17
Charlie asks Joey to sing with his band at a distant club, which requires Pacey to give them a ride. Pacey and Charlie hate each other, and it takes a patient Audrey to keep them from going at each other's throats. Joey is nervous and isn't well received by the audience, until Charlie helps her with a duet. Still, he doesn't give up putting his moves on her. Audrey and Pacey, on the other hand, seem to be more and more in synchrony. Meanwhile, Dawson, Jen, Jack and Grams drive up to Capeside for Lily's 1st birthday, and Dawson finds out his mother has a significant other. Meanwhile, Jen confesses to Jack that she wants to break up with Dawson, while he is conflicted with the possibility of loving Joey again.
#87 - The Work of a Business Man
Cane Season 1 - Episode 2
As he begins his duties at Duque Rum, Alex makes a proposal for an ethanol refinery to the Senator, despite the fact that Frank is opposed to the idea. He must also deal with the outcome of events regarding the murder of Quinones.