The Best Episodes Directed by Steve Robman
#1 - Architect's Apprentice
Family Ties Season 5 - Episode 16
Steven and Elyse are forced to take a new closer look at Nick and his considerable artistic talents when they invite him to compete with other local artists to create a sculpture for the lobby of Steven's television station. Hired to re-design the lobby of the WKS building where Steven works, Elyse is busy pouring over architectural drawings one evening when Nick arrives at the Keatons. As he studies her work, he begins to suggest some of his own ideas and takes Elyse completely by surprise with his immediate grasp of what she is trying to achieve. When Steven comes home and announces that the station has agreed to sponsor a local art competition to produce the sculpture for the lobby, Mallory instantly suggests that Nick be allowed to compete, especially when she and Nick learn of the $2,500 winning prize. A somewhat open-minded Elyse and a very skeptical Steven finally agree to interview Nick and allow him to enter the contest. When Steven ends up casting the deciding vote in anothe
#2 - Don't Let Go
Party of Five Season 6 - Episode 1
Bailey tries to plan a perfect wedding for Charlie and Kirsten. But when his plans fail, he tells Charlie to plan his own wedding. Kirsten's parents come to town, but aren't supportive of her the engagement because of Charlie and Kirsten's previously failed marriage in the past. Claudia breaks up with Cody after she catches him cheating on her. Sarah confronts Bailey about his anger towards her. After an editor offers Julia a book deal, she quits college and moves home.
#3 - Of Sound Mind and Body
Party of Five Season 4 - Episode 17
Charlie asks Kristen if he can leave Claudia and Owen for her if he dies. She wants to, but Paul doesn't like children so much. Claudia has been missing school for several weeks and the school calls for a meeting. Bailey and Julia are so busy that they don't show up. Social Services are called and they get Claudia and Owen. They say they were neglected and Julia and Bailey do the best they can to get them back. Julia and Griffin offer to take care of them. Everybody is mad at Claudia, who is feeling very lonely. Meanwhile, Rosalie is flirting with Griffin, and kisses him.
#4 - We Gather Together
Party of Five Season 6 - Episode 7
Charlie convinces Myra's mother to drop charges against him. Claudia decides to not report Derek's attack in order to deal with it. Daphne and Griffin get drunk and end up together. Kirsten is pregnant. Bailey continues seeing Tracy, while Julia gets closer to Evan and his son Brian.
#5 - All's Well... (1)
Party of Five Season 6 - Episode 23
Bailey decides to go to Wharton Business School at U Penn in Philadelphia, but has a hard time trying to convince Owen to go with him. Claudia decides that she wants to go to Stanford instead of Julliard so that she is closer to home and Todd. Todd tells her not to give up an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Julia gets a job offer from the National Organization for Women (NOW). Daphne becomes miserable in Texas.
#6 - Dear Charles
Charles in Charge Season 3 - Episode 10
When Charles asks editor Gayle Landis (Susan Burell) for a job on her newspaper, acting as a fill—in for "‘Dear Amy" is not what he had in mind. But Gayle's persistence (and good -looks) wins him over and Charles agrees to give it a try. The hard part comes when Buddy reads a letter to Charles from a reader who sounds suspiciously like Sarah— and she's having man problems! Charles can't tell Sarah how he read her letter so he gives his advice in his column. Unfortunately, Gayle doesn't think his answer is spicy enough and she changes it considerably, making way for confusion and chaos as Charles and Buddy try desperately to keep the paper out of everyone's hands - when everyone wants to read it now! By the time Charles finds out that the letter-writer was the more mature Jamie, he's already decided journalism and Gayle Landis are not for him.
#7 - Before and After
Party of Five Season 2 - Episode 18
Julia is pregnant. She's not sure if she wants to have an abortion. Charlie finds her pregnancy test in the trash and talks to her. She wonders what will be like to have that baby, and Charlie opens her eyes on everything she would be giving up. He confesses to her that when he was in college one of his girlfriends got pregnant and had an abortion. Julia feels awful and so does Justin. They have a fight because he will get over it soon, but she has to carry this fact for the rest of her life. Claudia finds out and gets shocked. Bailey and Sarah plan on sleeping together, but she makes it too special. Bailey asks her to make it simple, but Julia's news scares them. Julia tries to talk with Sarah about her pregnancy, but Sarah says that if her mom decided to have an abortion, she wouldn't be there. Julia has a miscarriage. Claudia apologizes to Julia and Julia tells Charlie that he's a good brother.
#8 - Spring Breaks (2)
Party of Five Season 2 - Episode 22
Kathleen is taking the restaurant and Charlie asks Jake to help him. Charlie wants Kristen back. He follows her and send her 7 dozen roses in her wedding day. She tells him that she won't get back to him just because everything else is not working out, but that's not his reason. He tells her to marry Michael if she thinks he's the one. She can't make up her mind. Charlie shows up at her wedding and she runs away with him. Bailey breaks up with Sarah because he doesn't want her to feel sorry for him and because they're having too much problems. Julia and Will try to open his eyes. Jake tells Bailey that he has to decide what to do with his college money: save the restaurant or go to college, so he decides to save the restaurant and stay for Sarah. Julia and Justin have a fight because both of them have somebody else in their lives. They decide to break up, but Julia can't live without Justin, and so he tells her to be strong. Claudia is tired of Jody and her boyfriend, so they split. Sh
#9 - Party of Freud
Party of Five Season 5 - Episode 16
Now that he turned down the business offer, Bailey gets closer to Owen and is surprised to find out that he may have a learning disability. Charlie convinces Daphne to return to San Francisco, but she backs out at the last moment, thinking she is not ready. Charlie kicks Griffin out of the apartment. Julia tries to make Ned get some help, but it backfires heavily. Kirsten moves to Chicago with her parents.
#10 - One for the Road
Party of Five Season 6 - Episode 14
Charlie wants Diana to stay in San Francisco with him, but Daphne says she wants her in Texas with her. Julia and Justin go on a double date and exclude their dates, which makes Adam question Julia if she is really over him. Bailey and Evvie go to a party. They get drunk and sleep together. Julia tells Justin to think twice before getting married. Bailey finds Evvie passed out from drinking and takes her to the hospital. There he bumps into Holly. Julia tells Justin that she'll miss him. Bailey goes to Holly's and they fight. Charlie lets Daphne take Diana with her, and he and Kristen say goodbye to the baby. The girls find Bailey drunk, and he storms out of the house, crashing his car.
#11 - Naming Names
Party of Five Season 5 - Episode 3
Julia and Griffin both lie to each other about romantic relationships. Charlie is happy to find out the gender of his baby, but Daphne doesn't want to know. Sarah is shocked to find out that her biological mother died in a plane crash. Claudia tries to lead a normal life at school despite her new friends' desire to rebel.
#12 - The Wedding
Party of Five Season 2 - Episode 9
It's the wedding day. Charlie is not sure and asks Kristen to wait 6 more months, but she doesn't understand. He feels pressured and can't handle it. Everybody is worried about what's happening. Ellie tells Kristen to pressure Charlie, and so she tells him that is now or never. He leaves the house. Just as she is announcing to everybody that the wedding is off, he shows up. He decided to get married in order not to lose her forever. He is waiting for her in the altar, but she never shows up. He goes talk to her and she tells him that they shouldn't get married like this, afraid of what might happen in the future. She gives him the wedding ring back and leaves. Bailey tells Will that he might love Sarah and she feels the same way, so Will decides to step out of the picture letting them stay together. Julia and Justin get drunk and have sex.
#14 - Let the Games Begin
Gilmore Girls Season 3 - Episode 8
In the aftermath of the Dance Marathon, Kirk parades around Stars Hollow with the trophy until someone steals it, while Lorelai and Rory painfully inch their way towards Luke's. Lorelai and Rory reluctantly agree to accept Richard's invitation to accompany him and Emily to his Whiffenpoof reunion at Yale.
#15 - Get Back
Party of Five Season 5 - Episode 21
Julia and Griffin are finally back together. Julia drives Claudia home from school and tells her the happy news. Bailey realizes that Owen is losing his heritage by living away from the Salinger house. Claudia realizes that she is in love with Griffin. She talks to Charlie about Kirsten and his plans. Kirsten tells him that she has been accepted on a overseas-program and she may be away for a long time.
#17 - Mothers of the Disappeared
The Guardian Season 1 - Episode 18
When a mother of a missing child shows up in Nick Fallin's office at Legal Services, he finds himself in the middle of an emotional struggle for closure and justice. Prior to the disappearance of her daughter Grace, Janine McGregor was in a car accident with her for which they were awarded a large settlement. However, since Grace has been missing for 10 years, the insurance company will not release the money. After years of searching for her daughter, Janine believes her only chance to get the money she so desperately needs is to have Grace declared deceased. However, just as a judge is about to sign off on the declaration, Grace unexpectedly reappears saying she had been kidnapped and taken to Europe. Nick encourages Janine to take the necessary steps to verify Grace's identity. However, with nothing but her gut feeling, Janine is convinced that the girl who has returned claiming to be her daughter is really her "Gracie." Meanwhile, Nick and Burton Fallin are faced with the death of a close friend and colleague, Judge Stanton. He was a long-time friend of Burton's and was the judge who presided over Nick's probation. His passing causes Burton to re-evaluate his life and his accomplishments as a lawyer.
#18 - All-Nighters
Party of Five Season 1 - Episode 21
Bailey interferes in Jill's business when she decides to take over of preparations for a school dance marathon. Julia does not wants to rush into having sex with Justin. Charlie realizes that he needs his family now more than ever, so he's in doubts about leaving the house.
#20 - The Girlfriend
The O.C. Season 1 - Episode 6
Every Newport guy needs a Newport girl. Seth finds a way to impress Summer; Luke and Marissa share a night of passion, and the mid-20s girlfriend of Kirsten's father has a predatory eye on Ryan. Julie drops the D-bomb on Jimmy.
#21 - Lost and Found
Northern Exposure Season 3 - Episode 17
The hypochondriac, Eve comes to town to ask about her latest symptoms, but Joel is preoccupied with the ghost of a lonely old soul haunting his cabin. Maurice receives a visit from his old Army commander, who needs to borrow money.
#22 - Forgive and/or Forget
Party of Five Season 5 - Episode 6
Owen is not too satisfied when all the attention goes to Daphne and Charlie's baby Diana. Daphne is worried about how will she do with the baby and she suspects that everything will go wrong. Claudia comforts Owen. Bailey moves out of Sarah's apartment when he feels that the strong line of love between them broke. Julie is worried about the consequences of her relationship with Ned. However, they make love.
#23 - The Alpha Spike
Nowhere Man Season 1 - Episode 8
Searching for clues about Dr. Bellamy, Veil traces the beginnings of the mysterious man's research to a private school, The Sterling Academy. There, he gets a job as a groundskeeper and not only uncovers that the administration is programming the student body through elaborate subliminal persuasion, but exposes a murder and a conspiracy to cover it up.
#24 - Something in the Air
seaQuest DSV Season 2 - Episode 18
The crew protects a group of researchers at an abandoned mining outpost while they study an ancient chest found buried deep in the Mediterranean. However the chest proves to be like Pandora's box, housing a demon who escapes and then preys upon the landing party.
#25 - One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes
Gilmore Girls Season 3 - Episode 4
Lorelai's stint in the Stars Hollow High School local business success speakers forum gets derailed by some controversial personal questions, much to the delight of Luke and the consternation of some PTA mothers. Lane alleviates her frustration about the strictures of her household and the future of her band through a colorful display of independence.
#26 - Intervention
Party of Five Season 3 - Episode 20
The Salinger family tries to solve Bailey's drinking problem. Claudia calls him and tells a story about Owen falling down the stairs. Bailey rushes to the house, when Charlie, Julia, Claudia, Grace and Sarah hold him. One by one, they all try to show Bailey that he has a drinking problem. He refuses to accept it and fights with everybody. Joe arrives and tells Bailey that his father had a drinking problem too, but he stayed sober 18 year until he died. Bailey doesn't believe it, but Charlie does and proves to be true. They all try to get Bailey into an AA program, but he refuses. When everybody had already given up, Claudia tells Bailey that if he doesn't face his problem and look for help, than he will no longer be a part of the family. Bailey leaves.
#28 - White Rabbit
Law & Order Season 5 - Episode 5
A routine investigation uncovers evidence that leads Briscoe and Logan to a long-time fugitive, a radical Vietnam War opponent on the run since a 1971 burglary that left a policeman dead.
#29 - What I Did For Love
Northern Exposure Season 2 - Episode 4
Joel's plans for a vacation to New York are sidetracked by Maggie's dreams about his death in an airplane crash and his suspicions about the enthusiastic doctor sent to temporarily replace him. Maurice's annual visit from an astronaut "groupie" is interrupted by his sleeping problems.
#30 - Teach Me Tonight
Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 19
Lorelai agrees to Luke's request that Rory tutor an about-to-flunk-out Jess, but they quickly decide to take a break from studying to get some ice cream. Kirk's short film premieres at Movie Night.
#31 - Starting Over
Family Ties Season 5 - Episode 2
Distraught that his girlfriend Ellen has gone to Paris on a dance scholarship, Alex desperately tries to find someone to take her place, but finally realizes that falling in love again will take time. Alex mopes around the Keaton house pining for Ellen until Sharon, a pretty waitress, attracts his attention. Once on a date with her however, Alex tries to transform her into another Ellen, with disastrous results.
#32 - Strange Bedfellows
Party of Five Season 2 - Episode 14
Claudia is caught smoking, and her teacher advises Charlie to make a deal with her. The deal is that Claudia won't smoke is Charlie doesn't get involved with her teacher, which he does. Claudia walks on them making out and she starts to smoke. Charlie dumps her, but when she gets back by giving hard tests to Claudia's class, Jody asks her to get them back together. Will has a new girlfriend who is really annoying, and he breaks up with her because Bailey doesn't like her. He regrets and Bailey apologizes in chemistry class. They get back together and Bailey tries to like her for Will. Justin's parents are trying to make them stop having sex, worrying that Julia might get pregnant. Justin's mother is pregnant and Justin worries about his father's affair, so he goes talk to him, and he says that's over.
#34 - Chapter Fifty-Five
Boston Public Season 3 - Episode 11
Moral and ethical dilemmas surround Flynn's adulterous affair; the college recruitment of Winslow's basketball star; and the plight of a pregnant teen.
#35 - Win, Place, Bingo
Las Vegas Season 5 - Episode 17
Pete Skinner seems to have a perfect winning streak while betting on horses, which makes Danny and Mike suspicious.
#36 - Something Out of Nothing
Party of Five Season 1 - Episode 9
A friend of the family by the name of Greer Erikson visits the Salingers. Her well-meaning interference causes problems for the Salinger siblings. Greer tries to boost Julia's confidence by sending her to a fashion photographer and spends $800 on the photo session. Greer also tries to get Bailey over his breakup with Kate by fixing him up on a blind date. Bailey soon develops an attraction for Greer instead. Ross comes out of the closet and reveals to Claudia that he is gay. Meanwhile, Charlie searches for a new nanny.
#37 - Good Sports
Party of Five Season 1 - Episode 3
Bailey witnesses a fight between one of his teammates and some members of an opposing team. When he refuses to name the teammate who was involved in the incident, he is suspended from the football team. Julia holds a party for her ""new friends"", but they quickly abuse her generosity by trashing the house. Kirsten starts dating a lawyer named George. Charlie regrets not making his move on Kirsten. Because he lied about his profession, Kirsten dumps George and isn't interested in Charlie.
#38 - Gimme Shelter
Party of Five Season 3 - Episode 9
Charlie has a slogan contest at Salinger's and the winner wants to bring homeless people to have dinner at the restaurant. Charlie has to kick them out so his clients won't leave and Grace prints in the paper what he did, giving him a hard time. They have a discussion and after Grace admits being wrong about him they come up with a solution. Sarah is worried because Bailey is drinking too much, but he says he's only celebrating. He tries to get in the hockey team but he's not in good shape, so he gets invited to the wrestling team, which is the worse in school. He doesn't support Sarah's new job and they have a fight. She says he's changed. Julia is having problems with the roofers. Alec offers her pot, and she turns it down. She talks with his brother and he fires him. They flirt. Claudia tries to get back at Charlie for not letting her go to the conservatory.
#40 - Intolerance
Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 20
When a Chinese-American honors student is killed, the investigation uncovers a racist mother who's son was competing with the victim for the same scholarship.
#41 - Virus
Law & Order Season 3 - Episode 19
While investigating several deaths at a diabetes clinic, Briscoe and Logan discover that teenage computer hackers may have tampered with the clinic's medical database.
#42 - Summer Fun, Summer Not
Party of Five Season 3 - Episode 1
Bailey and Will plan a trip to Mexico, and the girls want to go too. The car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and later the car is stolen. Bailey and Will end up having a fight but they realize that 10 years of friendship is not worth a fight. Kristen's mom is spending a few days with them because her marriage is falling apart. She tells Kristen that Gene discovered about an old affair of hers, and Kristen won't forgive her until she forgives Charlie. Julia runs into Griffin, who got back without telling her. He never answered her letters and she gets mad. He tells her that he's in love with her. Claudia returns from summer camp in love with a boy who everybody thinks it's made up, but he comes to visit Claudia and she gets mad at everybody for not believing in her.
#43 - On Your Honor
L.A. Law Season 4 - Episode 12
Sifuentes and McKenzie butt heads over a suit involving an Iranian airplane; Roxanne leads a secretaries' revolt when Brackman issues a lunch-hour edict; and Van Owen is offered a seat on the bench.
#44 - Big Time Charlie
The Facts of Life Season 7 - Episode 22
Jo's father shows up to announce that he's won a publisher's giveaway, and is determined to give Jo everything he could never give her before.
#45 - For Love or Money
Melrose Place Season 1 - Episode 4
Alison is befriended by a guy from the mail room, who quickly asks her out. He reveals that his father is the vice president of a sunscreen company with which D&D is doing business. She makes a suggestion for the campaign, and is enraged when Rick steals the idea and pitches it to Lucy, her boss. Alison tells Lucy what happened, but she is afraid to do anything because of possible repercussions from Rick's father. Lucy gives Alison the chance to work on the campaign, and Alison develops a new ruthless attitude that she later comes to regret. After failing miserably in his new job at a coffee shop, Jake agrees to help his ex-girlfriend Peri with the sale of a fraudulent painting. He backs out of the deal after catching Peri using drugs, and later lands a job as a mechanic. Matt questions Rhonda's character after she reneges on a promise to help with a dinner at the halfway house.
#46 - New Kidney on the Block
L.A. Law Season 5 - Episode 7
Van Owen is given another option when a hospital rejects her client for a kidney transplant; a flag-burner is beaten up by an outraged citizen; Murray and Benny double date.
#47 - Parent Trap
L.A. Law Season 7 - Episode 12
Rollins represents a man whose drunk driving caused the accident that left his pregnant girlfriend in a coma, and who is now suing to keep her on life support until his unborn child can reach full term; Salerno discovers that Morales's gangbanger client has literally left him holding the smoking gun, and leaks the information to the district attorney's office, leading Morales to be jailed for contempt of court when he refuses to admit that he has the weapon that will convict his client; Mullaney's chain smoking, hard-drinking father comes for a visit bearing bad news; Markowitz tells Mullaney to offer his attackers a plea agreement to end the case, but Kelsey intends to press on by filing a civil suit for loss of consortium; posing as the babysitter, Salerno kidnaps Lucy Morales.
#48 - Trust Me
thirtysomething Season 2 - Episode 4
Melissa and Gary consider having a child together. Gary volunteers his time at a social services center, where he is irritated by and attracted to a brusque administrator. Gary and Melissa's relationship seems to be drawing closer as they both have rejection at work in common, along with thoughts of parenthood for themselves now that Hope and Michael are expecting. Gary goes to a private social welfare agency, the Race Street Project, and meets with Susannah Hart there about a mentoring program for a local youth. Susannah is skeptical of Gary's commitment. Gary meets his charge, Curtis Caldwell, a Stanford-bound student who does not want to be in the program. At a wedding, Melissa meets Russell Weller, a painter who has noticed her at the galleries. He invites her to a party. Melissa goes to the party with Russell. When his good mood turns bleak after a phone call, she realizes that he's gay and has just heard about a friend contracting AIDS.