The Best Episodes Directed by Sarah Pia Anderson

Pilgrim Rick

#1 - Pilgrim Rick

This Is Us Season 1 - Episode 8

As Jack, Rebecca and the three kids make their way to Rebecca's parents' house for their traditional Thanksgiving holiday, an unforeseen detour occurs. Kate makes two drastic life-changing decisions. Kevin brings Olivia to Randall's house for Thanksgiving. Randall's heart is broken when he learns about a lifelong secret his mother has kept from him.

star 8.14
4778 votes
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Deck the Howls

#2 - Deck the Howls

October Road Season 2 - Episode 4

Nick is surprised when his father refuses to do the Christmas festivities in the house, and he decides to find a way to learn why. Physical Phil continues his tradition of pretending to be an architect when his parents come for a visit, which irritates his girlfriend. Eddie freaks out when Janet gives him a very personal Christmas gift. Owen and Alison end up in bed, but their happiness as a couple is soon put onto a test.

star 8.11
9 votes
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How Far Would You Go?

#3 - How Far Would You Go?

Crisis Season 1 - Episode 8

Dunn must take extreme measures to protect Meg. Meanwhile, Gibson makes a demand that could lead to the release of some of the students. As he becomes the focus of the next parent mission, Finley protects Gibson’s target from being captured by a desperate parent, Jakob Vries, who is also assigned to kill Finley.

star 8.04
492 votes
Return of the Kane

#4 - Return of the Kane

Veronica Mars Season 1 - Episode 6

Veronica investigates possible fraud in the election of student council president at school after Duncan wins, beating a more popular, but less affluent student who promised to eliminate the wealthy students' on-campus perks. Meanwhile, Logan causes a public relations nightmare for his movie star parents Aaron and Lynn Echolls when footage of him organizing boxing matches between homeless men is posted on the internet and leaked to the media. Later, Veronica and Keith learn that the man who admitted to murdering Lilly is set to be executed, but a second look at crime scene photographs puts his confession in question.

star 8.01
441 votes
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#5 - Always

Dead Like Me Season 2 - Episode 14

George finds out that her mother was in Happy Time looking for her file. Rube goes to see his daughter after receiving upsetting news from Penny. Ray continues to cause problems even after his death and Mason runs into a bit of trouble with Kiffany.

star 7.99
135 votes
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Rory's Birthday Parties

#6 - Rory's Birthday Parties

Gilmore Girls Season 1 - Episode 6

It's Rory's birthday, and her grandmother and mother each plan a party representative of their respective styles.

star 7.95
565 votes
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Glory Days

#7 - Glory Days

CHAOS Season 1 - Episode 10

A legendary retired agent is called upon by the ODS to help them investigate a private security contractor. It seems the contractor is trying to infiltrate US embassies with "spies" of their own.

star 7.94
36 votes
Do You See What I See?

#8 - Do You See What I See?

ER Season 4 - Episode 10

Benton is hailed as a miracle worker after he seemingly heals a blind man. Corday operates on Allison Beaumont again. Mark discovers Cynthia's hidden past. Carter discovers his cousin Chase shooting heroin. Greene treats an elderly rape victim, learning about forgiveness. Kerry is apparently seeing Ellis West now. Carol and Doug announce their relationship to the staff.

star 7.93
114 votes
Save Me

#9 - Save Me

Grey's Anatomy Season 1 - Episode 8

Meredith grows increasingly dissatisfied with the unknown details of Derek's life. Meanwhile, Alex treats Devo, a patient whose religious beliefs jeopardize her chances for recovery; Izzie contemplates reconnecting with her estranged mother; Zoey, a pregnant woman in her 40s who's been diagnosed with cancer, disagrees with Cristina's medical advice; and the interns are mystified by Cable, a patient who's being treated for seizures and who thinks he's psychic.

star 7.92
882 votes
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Versatile Toppings

#10 - Versatile Toppings

Veronica Mars Season 2 - Episode 14

When a private website for Neptune High's gay students is hacked, and the members blackmailed, Veronica finds it difficult to track down the culprit when the victims want to remain anonymous. Meanwhile, Hannah finds out Logan's true intentions, and Keith believes he has found an alibi for Terrence.

star 7.90
316 votes
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#11 - Sanctuary

Heartbeat (2016) Season 1 - Episode 9

Alex tries to fulfill the dying wish of a young heart patient.

star 7.88
234 votes
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Kate is Enough

#12 - Kate is Enough

Awake Season 1 - Episode 4

While investigating an alleged suicide during an upscale yacht party with Detective Vega, Detective Britten runs into Rex's former babysitter Kate. Later, in a case Britten is investigating with Bird, Kate appears again, this time as a suspect. Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans try to help him make sense of his run in with these two very different versions of the same woman.

star 7.85
244 votes
The Shallow End

#13 - The Shallow End

Dead Like Me Season 2 - Episode 4

Mason reaps an old man in the swimming pool and the troubles arise when the old man won't leave until he sees his own funeral. Roxy tackles baddies on the job as a policewoman. Daisy counsels her reap, a man who wished in his life to be a woman; George gets a new temp named Ethan and discovers that maybe the reason everyone likes her so much is because of her sarcasm and hostility.

star 7.83
141 votes
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It's Not Easy Being Green

#14 - It's Not Easy Being Green

Eureka Season 3 - Episode 12

A bowling tournament brings a rival science team from Area 51 to town, leaving Carter investigating practical jokes that escalate in scope and destruction as the competition progresses.

star 7.83
482 votes
El Compadre

#15 - El Compadre

Bosch Season 3 - Episode 4

Bosch clashes with his fellow detectives. Irving weighs his career options just as his personal life takes a turn. The killers behind the Meadows murder clean up loose ends. Questions swirl about whether Bosch is an avenging angel.

star 7.83
1084 votes
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The Right Hook

#16 - The Right Hook

Berlin Station Season 2 - Episode 6

Robert and Frost travel to Norway to investigate the illegal money trail leading to PfD; BB and Valerie devise a new plan involving a member of the Far Right; Daniel deals with the psychological consequences of his mission.

star 7.76
363 votes
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#17 - Opsec

Taken (2017) Season 2 - Episode 4

When the President's emergency "football" is stolen, Bryan and the team must recover it before classified national security measures fall into dangerous hands.

star 7.75
837 votes
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Right and Wrong

#18 - Right and Wrong

Berlin Station Season 2 - Episode 7

April weighs telling Robert about Hector's assassination plot; Daniel tries to arrange safe passage out of Berlin for Hector with help from Esther.

star 7.74
376 votes
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Negative Autopsies and New Partners

#19 - Negative Autopsies and New Partners

Rosewood Season 1 - Episode 12

Hornstock forces Villa to pick a new partner, and she immediately clashes with the one assigned to her. After learning she cost Hornstock the job as Chief, Villa tries to make herself less of a liability, which reveals a surprising pattern in her life. Meanwhile, the death of a victim forces Pippy to offer her assistance in the investigation and to revisit her past. The case stirs up old wounds for the entire Rosewood family and creates new ones for her and TMI. Meanwhile, Rosewood’s slight health scare leads him in search of a new cardiologist.

star 7.73
489 votes
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#20 - Palimpsest

Second Chance (2016) Season 1 - Episode 6

Pritchard and Duval must stop a killer who mutilates and disfigures his victims. As Pritchard and Mary grow increasingly close to one another, Otto feels resentment and wants to find a new donor.

star 7.72
1089 votes
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#21 - Sam

Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 5

Audrey and Otto argue over Audrey's unilateral decisions, the fallout from which may cost them their business. In the process of helping Otto investigate one of his nagging suspicions, Marius makes a major discovery about Audrey's finances. Meanwhile, Carly quizzes her mysterious cousin about his past, Julia rekindles her relationship with her ex Lance, and Vince has a new job for Eddie.

star 7.64
1550 votes
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Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral

#22 - Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral

Ugly Betty Season 1 - Episode 8

To his dismay, Daniel must attend his family's Thanksgiving gathering at the Country Club. Meanwhile, Amanda and Marc create their own gathering at Mode and there is also a dinner at Betty's house where Santos, Justin's father, is in attendance. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina also hosts a Thanksgiving dinner as well but her feast doesn't look as good as it does in magazine pictures.

star 7.57
68 votes
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Inner Circles

#23 - Inner Circles

Prime Suspect Season 4 - Episode 2

In this episode Jane and her team investigate the murder of the manager of an exclusive club, The Huntington. The local police, including DCI Raymond blame a gang of youths from the local council estate. However, Jane believes it is club member Maria Henry. As she tries to carry out her investigation Jane finds herself up against a a community who refuse to help her discover the truth.

star 7.55
49 votes

#24 - Surprise

Scott & Bailey Season 1 - Episode 2

Rachel's personal life gets even more complicated when she reveals to Nick that she is pregnant. At work, the team face a particularly gruesome case - a mother of two has been brutally raped and left to bleed to death in the boot of her car. A sharp piece of detective work from Rachel leads to teenager Luke Farrell being charged, but horrific events start to unravel as a result of his arrest. Janet steps up her investigation into her childhood friend Veronica's death and meets up with an officer who investigated the murder.

star 7.54
125 votes
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The Writing on the Wall

#25 - The Writing on the Wall

Big Love Season 2 - Episode 2

Bill and Don investigate who's responsible for ruining one of the Home Plus advertising signs. Alby gets the police to look into the poisoning case. Meanwhile, Nicki is mad at Bill for his forgetting their anniversary.

star 7.50
50 votes
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Just a Formality

#26 - Just a Formality

Ed Season 4 - Episode 10

Ed asks Carol's father for his permission to marry Carol, while Mike and Nancy argue over the needed rennovations to their fire-damaged home.

star 7.50
4 votes
Honor Among Thieves

#27 - Honor Among Thieves

Minority Report Season 1 - Episode 7

Dash endeavors to investigate a murder on his own, but when things don't go as planned, Vega is forced to reluctantly recruit Arthur and his underworld connections to help out Dash. Details of Agatha, Arthur and Dash's pasts are uncovered.

star 7.49
739 votes
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#28 - Personal

Scott & Bailey Season 1 - Episode 3

When a rape and murder case goes to trial, DCI Gill Murray is determined to see the defendant, Georgios Stelikos, convicted. But the case is made more complicated because only one of the alleged victims is prepared to testify. When Rachel gives evidence, she is horrified to discover that her ex Nick is the defence barrister. Nick's cross examination shakes her when he uses information which passed between them when they were together. But as the verdict is delivered, events take a shocking turn.

star 7.45
121 votes
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#29 - Congratulations

Scott & Bailey Season 1 - Episode 1

DC Rachel Bailey, DC Janet Scott and the team take on a new case - a young Turkish woman has been killed, and her murder made to look like suicide. Rachel finds out that the woman's husband was having an affair, and takes a risk when it comes to interviewing the man's mistress. Will her high-stakes approach get results? She also uses her police privileges to carry out an investigation into her own ex - and is horrified to discover that he is married with two children. Meanwhile, Janet agrees to take another look at the case of an old school friend, Veronica, who was abducted and murdered when they were children.

star 7.32
156 votes
Blind Dates and Bleeding Hearts

#30 - Blind Dates and Bleeding Hearts

Women's Murder Club Season 1 - Episode 3

While investigating a woman found dead in a parking lot, Jill bonds with the victim's teenage daughter. Meanwhile, Lindsay returns to the dating scene and Claire attempts to bring the romance back into her marriage.

star 7.27
41 votes
The Bubble

#31 - The Bubble

90210 Season 1 - Episode 4

Annie, Harry, and Debbie are surprised to find out that West Beverly's theater director can't direct the school musical anymore. Kelly persuades Brenda to take over as the play's director, but they end up arguing over Kelly's involvement with Ryan. Meanwhile, Dixon tries to get a part-time job at the Peach Pit and Naomi confronts her father's mistress.

star 7.23
88 votes
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Tom Dooley

#32 - Tom Dooley

Ally McBeal Season 5 - Episode 18

Ally is going to the Bermudas with Victor, and welcomes Liza as the firm's newest attorney. Nelle doesn't like that or the fact that she took John's office. Despite being her first day, Liza hires another lawyer, Wilson Jade, whom she was going to partner with on her own practice, hadn't she joined Cage, Fish & McBeal. Nelle and Wilson represent a woman who's suing her husband for sexual harassment, while John and Liza represent Nicole Naples, a woman who's legally married to two different men. Liza and John develop a great chemistry in court, and save Nicole from going to jail. John almost falls in love with Nicole, who's also interested in singing the mariachi with him. And back at the office, Claire is hot for Wilson, who makes an excellent settlement on the case with the help of Nelle (or should we call her Morgan, her real name, which was discovered by Liza - who's actually Debbie!)

star 7.14
34 votes
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#33 - Out

Dark Angel Season 1 - Episode 9

Tired of Logan's ""all business"" approach to their relationship, Max refuses to help with his latest case involving a medical supply smuggler. But when Logan gets double-crossed by his target, Max goes undercover as ""Eyes Only"" to rescue him from a certain death. Meanwhile, Normal is smitten with a woman with a secret.

star 7.10
10 votes