The Best Episodes Directed by Steve Gomer

What Child is This?

#1 - What Child is This?

The Practice Season 5 - Episode 17

Bobby and Jimmy employ the firm's notorious ""Plan B"" strategy in a last-ditch effort to save a client accused of raping and murdering his teen-aged stepdaughter. Bobby makes a case that the client's wife is actually the murderer, and the accused client is declared not guilty. Meanwhile, Ellenor goes into labor with only a panicky Helen Gamble there to assist her.

star 9.00
29 votes
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#2 - Shelter

The Guardian Season 1 - Episode 20

Nick and LuLu find teenagers in her house, after they hear a girl screaming giving birth. They want to keep the baby and soon end up in foster care.

star 8.62
52 votes
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Here Comes The Judge

#3 - Here Comes The Judge

Shark Season 1 - Episode 15

The wife of an ultraconservative judge known for giving harsh sentences, who had also tried to have Sebastian disbarred twice, is murdered in an apparent robbery attempt at LAX. The judge becomes Sebastian's prime suspect when he learns the judge's marriage had been in trouble and he had been anticipating confirmation to the Federal Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, Julie plans a fancy dinner to say goodbye to Neal when she discovers he will no longer be her bodyguard.

star 8.53
74 votes
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#4 - Monster

The Guardian Season 2 - Episode 2

A 13 year old is charged with the rape and murder of his mother and could be tried for first-degree murder. Nick must try and get the case to juvenile court.

star 8.35
57 votes
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Lord of the π's

#5 - Lord of the π's

Veronica Mars Season 3 - Episode 8

Keith and Veronica are hired to help find the missing grand-daughter of the founder of Hearst College, whose swing vote could spell the end of fraternities and sororities at Hearst. Meanwhile, Logan fears for Veronica's safety as she gets closer to the truth regarding the campus rapes.

star 8.27
1095 votes
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#6 - Oversight

Jericho (2006) Season 2 - Episode 4

Hawkins receives a call on from someone who knows who he is, where he is and lets Hawkins know exactly when he'll be caught. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes.

star 8.17
1041 votes
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Ahoy, Mateys!

#7 - Ahoy, Mateys!

Veronica Mars Season 2 - Episode 8

Veronica helps Keith determine who is haunting a school bus crash victim's parents, currently embroiled in a suit against the school district for negligence.Meanwhile, after Logan asks for help fighting the murder charge against him, Veronica stumbles

star 8.15
1180 votes
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Happy Go Lucky

#8 - Happy Go Lucky

Veronica Mars Season 2 - Episode 21

Veronica takes the stand in Aaron Echolls's murder trial, and is distracted during final exams while waiting for the verdict. Meanwhile, Keith takes new evidence about the mayor to Lamb, and Weevil asks Mac and Cassidy for help to pass algebra.

star 8.14
1197 votes
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Heart and Soul

#9 - Heart and Soul

Ally McBeal Season 5 - Episode 15

Richard and Raymond are hired to represent Serena Feldman, a 16 year-old girl who will die unless Judge Hall consents her a heart transplant from her convicted father, who is the her only match. Serena's aunt is against the transplant because Serena's dad murdered her mother , and Claire interferes with both her and the judge in order to help save Serena. The case is tough, and afraid his daughter will die after Judge Hall denies the transplant, Serena's father escapes and kills himself. Meanwhile, Maddie is caught smoking and reveals to Victor that she wanted to be suspended to avoid father-daughter day at school. She questions Ally why she and Victor can't be together, and Victor overhears Ally telling Maddie that they come from different worlds. Angry at Ally for being elitist, Victor quits, but Ally goes after him to ask him on a date. In the last minute she freaks out, and Victor is called in for help. Ally is still in love with Larry and thus can't date Victor.

star 8.12
159 votes
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Lord of the Bling

#10 - Lord of the Bling

Veronica Mars Season 1 - Episode 13

After being hired by hip-hop heavyweight Percy "Bone" Hamilton to find his kidnapped daughter, Veronica and Keith look to the music mogul's long list of enemies, family members and the girl's Neptune High social circle for clues on her whereabouts. Meanwhile, following Lynn Echolls' apparent suicide, Logan cynically endures his father Aaron's effusive displays of grief as they prepare for her memorial ceremony.

star 8.01
1201 votes
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Hanlon's Choice

#11 - Hanlon's Choice

Chicago Hope Season 6 - Episode 10

Dr. Hanlon must fight against her department heads when they decide they no longer want her to perform pro-bono operations. Dr. Alberghetti tries to help a young man with a staph infection.

star 8.00
6 votes
The Father-Daughter Dance

#12 - The Father-Daughter Dance

The Guardian Season 3 - Episode 4

Lulu starts her job as Director of LSP, leaving Alvin to wonder if he is needed at LSP. Nick helps a couple sue a fertility clinic because the baby is black. The parents want to keep the baby and the clinic to pay for damages. Nick needs to help find Samantha Gray who lost her sight because her dad. Samantha goes to Nick's office to tell him she isn't going back to the place she came from. Nick has dinner with Mrs. Aaronson who became pregnant after doing a procedure to have a baby, now the lawsuit against the clinic will be dropped. Samantha learns her dad lost his rights to be a dad because he was drug addict. Nick waits with Samantha on a bench in the courthouse wondering if her dad will show up for the hearing. When he doesn't show up Nick finds him doing drugs.

star 7.85
73 votes
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Richard in Stars Hollow

#13 - Richard in Stars Hollow

Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 12

Richard visits Stars Hollow and drives Lorelai and Rory crazy by passing judgment on every aspect of their lives.

star 7.83
1001 votes
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Man of Steele

#14 - Man of Steele

Standoff Season 1 - Episode 7

A man becomes enraged when he learns a surrogate mother for his child in an illegal adoption was a fraud. After he shoots the social worker who arranged the adoption, he takes the baby and the babysitter hostage at the surrogate mother's home. Matt and Emily are called to negotiate when the man calls radio personality, Avery Steele, to defend himself, and the standoff goes live on the air in Los Angeles.

star 7.76
97 votes

#15 - Thanksgiving

Blue Bloods Season 2 - Episode 8

Henry’s heart attack on Thanksgiving eve leaves the family contemplating a future without him. While Danny and Jackie look into a suicide that may not be what it seems, Frank and the mayor disagree about a threat to the city.

star 7.69
1188 votes
The Kill Zone

#16 - The Kill Zone

The Unit Season 2 - Episode 3

A mission is put on hold in South America because the team has to rescue to two members trapped by snipers. Meanwhile, the wives take on a mission of their own to help a unit widow.

star 7.68
744 votes
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Heart of Winter

#17 - Heart of Winter

Jericho (2006) Season 1 - Episode 14

While on a hunting trip outside of Jericho, Jake, Stanley and Mimi find themselves in a dangerous situation when they run into some strangers. Meanwhile, Hawkins realizes that his family is in danger because of him. Emily and Roger work on their relationship.

star 7.65
1031 votes
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#18 - Thwack

Harper's Island Season 1 - Episode 5

A father/daughter bike ride in the woods leads to an unexpected situation. Abby uncovers the Sheriff's secret as Trish and Henry's wedding rehearsal takes an unexpected turn.

star 7.64
1035 votes
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Turf Wars

#19 - Turf Wars

Everwood Season 1 - Episode 9

The unannounced arrival of Jacob and Nonny Hoffman (Mark Rydell, Doris Belack) from New York is greeted with glee by Delia and Ephram. But Andy feels pressed to his limits as he tries to placate his overbearing guests, particularly his pushy father-in-law, who openly criticizes the physician's parenting skills. On top of that, Jacob obviously enjoys a special bond with Ephram that Andy can't duplicate. Meanwhile, Nonny makes her own impression in Everwood when she butts heads with Edna over Delia's affections. Lastly, Ephram sneaks out of the house to see Amy who is still emotionally recovering from the aftermath of Colin's (Mike Erwin) surgery.

star 7.62
213 votes
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Dial M for Monica

#20 - Dial M for Monica

Shark Season 1 - Episode 9

An assistant district attorney is gunned down along with a high-priced hooker in the prostitute's car. The investigation reports the victim had wanted to prosecute narcotics cases and not domestic disputes, and she may have been working the call girl on targeting a drug dealer with whom she had a relationship. Meanwhile, Julie considers going to the next step with Eddie.

star 7.61
28 votes
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Five Brothers

#21 - Five Brothers

The Unit Season 3 - Episode 7

The Unit is in Lebanon when Charles is seriously wounded. They must think and act quickly to save his life. On the Home Front, Tiffy's problems continue to build when a man attempts to tow her car. The women stand up and fight to protect her.

star 7.60
603 votes
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#22 - Acceptance

Private Practice Season 2 - Episode 15

When Archer has a severe seizure, Addison and Naomi use every resource possible to determine the cause and a cure; Violet tells Pete and Sheldon that she is pregnant; Cooper cares for an abandoned patient.

star 7.50
350 votes
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Dancing Lessons

#23 - Dancing Lessons

The Unit Season 4 - Episode 5

A nuclear scientist insists on making a deal with the team before revealing information about an imminent terrorist attack on a major U.S. city; Kim, Molly and Tiffy are asked to work under cover with Jonas.

star 7.43
752 votes
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The Weight

#24 - The Weight

The Guardian Season 2 - Episode 16

A tough case involving a sick baby brings Nick and Lulu closer together when Lulu gets attached to the mom.

star 7.43
49 votes
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Used, Abused and Unenthused

#25 - Used, Abused and Unenthused

Huff Season 2 - Episode 5

Huff discovers that Teddy is becoming more independent after a conversation he has with Dr. Lena Markova. Beth has a problem with a client at her job and Russell gets an ultimatum from his boss that does not set well with him.

star 7.41
63 votes
200th Hour

#26 - 200th Hour

The Unit Season 1 - Episode 3

Jonas attempts to rescue a group of American missionaries in hiding in Indonesia. However, he soon realizes the mission is going to take more manpower then he expected. At the base, Mac ends up being shot by Bob during a training exercise and Molly, Kim and Tiffy prepare to host a visiting senator.

star 7.35
920 votes
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Stay with Me

#27 - Stay with Me

Cashmere Mafia Season 1 - Episode 5

While divorce seems evident for Juliet and Davis, their daughter Emily is suspended from school because of a provocative internet photo. Full schedules create problems for Zoe and Eric's plans for their 10th anniversary. Alicia unloads a big surprise on Caitlin.

star 7.20
5 votes
Strange Bedfellows

#28 - Strange Bedfellows

Private Practice Season 3 - Episode 5

Katie Kent is apprehended and on trial. Violet is asked to testify against her attacker, but she struggles with whether or not she can face her attacker in court. Meanwhile a serious complication threatens the fetuses of two of Naomi's former patients and Charlotte is determined to convince Addison, Sam and Cooper to let her join Oceanside Wellness Group.

star 7.19
458 votes
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The Cat

#29 - The Cat

Joan of Arcadia Season 2 - Episode 4

God has Joan adopt a wild cat; Helen's Aunt Olive has a stroke while visiting; Will calls Internal Affairs to investigate for corrupt cops.

star 6.95
141 votes
Book of Questions

#30 - Book of Questions

Joan of Arcadia Season 2 - Episode 10

While helping Grace shop for a dress for the occasion, Joan is delighted to finally meet Grace's seemingly perfect mother, Sarah. However, when Sarah's drinking problem becomes evident, Joan begins to understand why Grace is so private – and why she's long been avoiding having her bat mitzvah. Meanwhile, Luke racks his brain to come up with a meaningful bat mitzvah gift for Grace. Additionally, Adam and Joan have different ways of coping with Judith's death. Will supports Lucy's less-than-legal means of trying to get one of Judith's friends to describe Judith's on-the-run killer, and Kevin's ex-girlfriend is deposed for the trial.

star 6.86
131 votes
State of Grace

#31 - State of Grace

Joan of Arcadia Season 1 - Episode 14

God tells Joan to join the debate team, where her partner has a stuttering problem. A new security system is implemented at Arcadia High School. After the art teacher quits, Helen wonders if she would be right for the job. Both Kevin and Luke seperately deal with the aftermath of a kiss. And Will and Toni deal with a case involving a reverend accussed of child molestation.

star 6.74
111 votes

#32 - Anonymous

Joan of Arcadia Season 1 - Episode 20

Joan joins the yearbook staff, per God's request, and decides to use this assignment as a means of impressing Adam... Feeling threatened that Iris and Adam continue to share a bond over their passion for art, Joan vows to discover a hidden talent that Adam will admire. However, her disastrous attempt to be the yearbook's star photographer soon adds to her insecurities about losing him. Meanwhile, Will and Toni attempt to set up a sting for a man who is planning to hire a hitman to murder his wife.

star 6.62
79 votes
Just Say No

#33 - Just Say No

Joan of Arcadia Season 1 - Episode 5

Joan learns from God that she's holding a garage sale on Saturday, which doesn't leave her much time to sort through her family's unwanted belongings. Among the items she unearths are paintings created by Helen during a dark period in her life. Elsewhere, Will goes to bat for a rape victim even though the district attorney feels the case isn't strong enough. Also, Joan catches the interest of a class charmer and a newspaper job falls right into Kevin's lap.

star 6.50
120 votes