The Best Episodes Directed by Tawnia Mckiernan
#1 - Teenage Wasteland
Fairly Legal - Season 2 - Episode 7
Justin and Ben argue over a plea bargain while Kate visits her old school.
#2 - The Vision Thing
NYPD Blue - Season 12 - Episode 6
On a city bus a man was stabbed in the chest in front of his wife and kids. A witness reports to Sipowicz that the victim and his killer were eyeballing each other down before the stabbing occurred. Medavoy tells Jones about his daughter's plans to buy a house. He is going to need to find a part time job to help her out. Jones tells him about a position as a bouncer, but he doesn't think Medavoy can handle that kind of job. Medavoy is a little put out that no one thinks he handle himself. Sipowicz is contemplating the stabbing case when Clark arrives and tries to discuss it with him. Sipowicz is distracted by the effect of the killing on the victim's family; he is also bothered by Clark's feeling for the case. They run the case by Bale and then Bale checks in with Sipowicz's mental state, post shooting and everything else that has recently been going on. Sipowicz tells him that everything is okay. An antiques dealer, Gerard Prosser comes into the squad to go over the details o
#3 - Shawn Has the Yips
Psych - Season 4 - Episode 5
After a cop bar is shot up in an apparent robbery during Officer McNab's birthday celebration, Shawn realizes the shooter was actually targeting Lassiter.
#4 - Whole Lotto Love
Royal Pains - Season 2 - Episode 10
When two lottery winners arrive in the Hamptons, Hank treats them both for conditions that appear to be related to their newly lavish lifestyle.
#5 - Nature of the Beast
Burn Notice - Season 7 - Episode 8
Michael goes after a drug smuggler at the bidding of the organization he's trying to infiltrate. Elsewhere, Fiona, Jesse and Strong visit a mental hospital in a search for more information about James.
#6 - The Red Tattoo
The Mentalist - Season 6 - Episode 5
When a prominent member of Visualize is mysteriously killed, Jane investigates in the hopes that the case will provide a clue that will lead him to Red John.
#7 - Walking the Dog
Devious Maids - Season 1 - Episode 6
Zoila's job is jeopardized when Genevieve has financial troubles; Marisol makes a discovery at the Powell house; Carmen is jealous when Sam starts dating; Valentina worries about Remi's erratic behavior.
#8 - Kiss of the Muse
Grimm - Season 2 - Episode 20
Nick discovers a muse-like Wesen with the ability to influence those she gets close to – some with positive results, others with terrifying ones. Nick must find a way to get close without losing himself in the process. Juliette arranges a dinner date with Nick in the hopes of clearing the air, but their plans go awry as the case intensifies. Meanwhile, Rosalee takes her first visit to Aunt Marie’s trailer.
#9 - Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk
Monk - Season 8 - Episode 9
Natalie tries to throw a surprise party for her surprise-hating boss, who is busy trying to solve the murder of a maintenance man.
#10 - Twelve Days of Krampus
Grimm - Season 3 - Episode 8
After a string of delinquent teens go missing, an old Wesen tale of an evil Santa who brings more than just a lump of coal may be the prime suspect. The investigation intensifies as Nick and Hank take things a little too far. Meanwhile, Monroe enlists Juliet to surprise Rosalee for their first Christmas together with unintended results. Elsewhere, Captain Renard’s tour of Europe brings him closer to tracking down Adalind.
#11 - Past Imperfect
Warehouse 13 - Season 3 - Episode 7
While in Denver, Myka picks up the trail of the counterfeiter who killed her former partner, Sam Martino. Meanwhile, Artie, Claudia, and Steve interrogate a dog that witnessed the theft of an artifact.
#12 - Taking a Message
Devious Maids - Season 1 - Episode 7
Marisol is at risk of blowing her cover when an ex-student recognizes her in front of Rosie. Valentina discovers the cause of Remi's mood swings and reluctantly turns to Zoila for help. Carmen and Sam have some disagreements about their relationship.
#13 - Shadows
Warehouse 13 - Season 3 - Episode 9
While Pete and his mother Jane try to determine the origins of their mysterious opponents, Myka and Claudia travel to Portland to stop a girl who can apparently vaporize anyone she hates with blasts of radiation.
#14 - The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Devious Maids - Season 2 - Episode 2
Carmen feels threatened by an old flame from Alejandro’s past and goes to great lengths to insure that her career isn’t in jeopardy; Zoila helps Valentina with her job but ignores problems at home; Rosie begins a new job with a dysfunctional family; Marisol tries to make peace with Opal; Peri threatens Spence so he will stay in their marriage; Adrian copes with a home invasion but fails to protect Evelyn in a dangerous situation.
#15 - Love Sick
Warehouse 13 - Season 3 - Episode 3
While Artie and Claudia meet with Vanessa Calder and Hugo Miller to investigate a computer virus that transforms people into clay, Myka and Pete wake up naked in bed and try to find a missing Steve.
#16 - Thicker Than Water
Army Wives - Season 2 - Episode 6
Betty learns that her cancer is advancing and decides to fulfill her life long dream of driving across country in a Ford Mustang. Increasingly nervous about becoming a father, Roland spends the day at the hospital's baby ward getting advice from Denise. Rumors swirl about Denise's friendship with Getti, when another nurse sees them together off post.
#17 - Dyin' on a Prayer
Grimm - Season 4 - Episode 4
Nick and Hank are called to an unusual crime scene with a victim who appears to have died from clay-induced asphyxiation. Wu begins to grow more suspicious of Trubel’s presence. Elizabeth makes a major breakthrough with regards to restoring Nick’s powers. Monroe and Rosalee experience cultural backlash as a result of their inter-Wesen marriage. Adalind hopes that putting trust in her mysterious visitor will help her escape the dungeon.
#18 - Where There's Smoke
ER - Season 10 - Episode 18
Sandy Lopez dies after going into a fire in an abandoned warehouse. Kerry is devastated; even more so when Sandy's family won't let her see Henry. Susan and a guy from Risk Management interview everybody who was involved in last week's death. Gallant reveals that the Army is sending him to Iraq and he and Neela share a bittersweet farewell. Sam is surprised by the arrival of Alex's dad. Neela passed her boards, although Abby did not. Corday discovers that she's the new Head of Surgery. After she has contractions, Susan is put on bed rest for the rest of her pregnancy--five weeks.
#19 - Hurts Like a Mother
Royal Pains - Season 4 - Episode 12
While HankMed treats a high-strung student for a bad case of nerves, her easy-going romance novelist mother falls ill as well and Hank must race to diagnose the two seemingly unconnected conditions.
#20 - Army of One
Burn Notice - Season 5 - Episode 10
Michael goes undercover with a group of hijackers in order to assist Jesse with a security job, but he changes the plan when the hijackers take hostages at the airport. Madeline assists Michael by organizing the hostages and trying to lead them to safety.
#21 - The Low Low Price Job
Leverage - Season 5 - Episode 11
Eliot takes a personal interest in the threat posed to a small town by a new mega-store. The crew tries a variety of approaches to foil the plans of an ambitious corporate representative and keep the store from opening.
#22 - Kilimanjaro
Perception - Season 1 - Episode 8
Moretti and Pierce are called upon to solve a crime in their own backyard when a college student is killed in her dorm room. Pierce is forced into the uncomfortable situation of interacting on a personal level with more than one of his students, which forces him to confront difficult truths about his own past. The case comes just as Moretti is beginning to re-evaluate her relationship with Dr. Hathaway.
#23 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Mistresses (US) - Season 1 - Episode 9
When Savi and Joss’s free-spirited, open-minded and often absent mother, Janet, comes for an unexpected visit, she brings big news but also stirs up some long-simmering family tensions. Now that Karen realizes that Elizabeth Grey knew all along about her affair with Tom, she wonders if Elizabeth might have actually killed Tom because of her; and April questions whether she should tell her daughter she’s dating Richard, although she has yet to tell Richard about the return of her supposedly-dead husband.
#24 - Dangerous Liaisons
Devious Maids - Season 2 - Episode 3
Marisol discovers some shocking news about her fiancé Nicholas and Opal. Dissatisfied with the doctor that Didi’s provided for Kenneth, Rosie takes Kenneth to a specialist who provides them newfound hope. Carmen prepares for her performance debut in front of industry bigwigs, but when reality hits she struggles to perform. Genevieve tries to show her support by inviting Zoila to a luncheon. Increasingly wary of Adrian’s behavior, Evelyn finds comfort elsewhere. Valentina struggles to get over Remi.
#25 - Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform
Blindspot - Season 2 - Episode 9
After Jane discovers that Sandstorm is gearing up for an imminent attack, she risks everything to send a secret SOS to her FBI team.
#26 - Wishful Beginnings
Covert Affairs - Season 3 - Episode 12
Things become complicated for Annie when Eyal Lavin and his boss, Rivka Singer, request the CIA's assistance tracking down a Mossad asset.
#27 - The Tower is Tall, But the Fall is Short
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season 2 - Episode 6
Why would a T-1001 ever need to visit a doctor? Sarah, John and Cameron hope to find out as they track another name from their list. Meanwhile, a woman who Derek once knew in the past surprises him by appearing in the present.
#28 - The Butler Did It
The Closer - Season 1 - Episode 10
Three wealthy, spoiled and unruly children become the target of Brenda's investigation when their stepmother is murdered and the family butler seemingly commits suicide shortly thereafter. Riding heard on the trio is their family attorney, who cleans up their messes and provides them with alibis. Convinced the butler was actually murdered, Brenda sets out to discover which of the children committed the murders, and finds the real killer was someone altogether different!
#29 - Age Before Beauty
Warehouse 13 - Season 2 - Episode 4
When young super models rapidly age 50 years overnight, Pete and Myka go undercover in the glam world of high fashion to discover who – and what – is behind the transformations.
#30 - A Trismus Story
Royal Pains - Season 5 - Episode 12
HankMed treats a thrill-seeking journalist who refuses to let a health scare keep her from her job. Elsewhere, Evan and Paige's relationship is put under the microscope thanks to political mudslinging, and Hank worries that Molly's behavioral problems may amount to more than simple teenage angst. Finally, Jeremiah comes to a startling conclusion after Shelby questions him regarding Hank's use of painkillers.
#31 - For the Team
Warehouse 13 - Season 2 - Episode 7
Claudia has just been given her first assignment, but when it involves a real human torch and H.G. Wells could it be too much for her to handle? Not to mention an appearance by an old love of Artie's
#32 - The Doll in the Derby
Bones - Season 8 - Episode 14
Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a female roller derby skater whose body was dismembered. In order to get more answers, they enlist Angie to go undercover as a derby skater. Meanwhile, Cam tries to uncover the details behind Booth's secretive hospital appointments.
#33 - Big Ed De-cline
Las Vegas - Season 3 - Episode 5
After Ed's doctor warns him that his blood pressure is dangerously high, Ed becoms the victim of identity theft. Sam's half-brother visits. Mike borrows Ed's Aston Martin with unforseen consequences.
#34 - Nevermore
Warehouse 13 - Season 1 - Episode 11
After receiving word that her father is dying, Myka travels home to see her parents.
#35 - Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door
Monk - Season 7 - Episode 12
While investigating a murder at a museum of oddities, Monk befriends a warm older woman, but he has trouble believing the friendship comes without a catch.
#36 - War Room + Ship
MacGyver (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 10
When 32 college students are stranded on a research ship in the Arctic Ocean with no heat and erupting fires, Mac develops an emotional connection to the group leader, via video chat, as he relays how to stay alive as they await a rescue ship. Also, Jack kidnaps Elwood to find out what scam he’s up to next, and Bozer’s feelings toward Leanna grow stronger.
#37 - WITSEC Stepmother
In Plain Sight - Season 3 - Episode 12
Mary keeps an eye on a teen witness whose separated parents are too distracted by their own issues to pay attention to their daughter. Marshall thinks a witness may have betrayed his brother; and Brandi tends to Scott after he's attacked.
#38 - Around the Bend
Warehouse 13 - Season 2 - Episode 6
Mrs. Frederick secretly recruits Pete to find a mole within the organization who is buying artifacts. However, when the mole finds out, they go after those closest to Pete.
#39 - The Man in the Wall
Bones - Season 1 - Episode 6
When Brennan and Angela get caught in a fight in a dance club, Brennan kicks someone into a wall, which causes the wall to break open and reveal a mummified corpse and a meth stash.
#40 - Luthors
Supergirl - Season 2 - Episode 12
After Metallo breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor, the police blame Lena for his escape and arrest her. Despite overwhelming evidence, Kara refuses to believe her friend is guilty and fights to clear Lena’s name. Flashbacks reveal how Lena came to be a Luthor.
#41 - The Bitch is Back
Las Vegas - Season 3 - Episode 13
Monica's old suite seems to be haunted, causing troubles with the new residents. Sam makes a bet with Paul Logan, a rival casino host - who's the best casino host/hostess there is? Delinda faces problem with the health inspector at Mystique, but seems wrongly treated. Meanwhile, Mary decides to take advantage of the ghost situation and starts a "Haunted Montecito Tour."
#42 - Hook
MacGyver (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 16
While tracking down the dangerous fugitive Aaron Deckard, Mac and Jack face the notorious Colton family of bounty hunters who already kidnapped their mark. Now, using a hook and a car cable, Mac must extract the criminal from the Colton's, who are unaware of the deadly situation they're in. Also, Bozer and Riley try to hack into Jack's CIA file to find out about his history with Matty.
#43 - Hand Job
NYPD Blue - Season 9 - Episode 14
A safe is stolen and two people are crucified and Ortiz and McDowell catch the case, one victim is alive, but still nailed down, but his stripper girlfriend didn't survive. He tells them that two Russian men committed this crime. Sipowicz, Clark Jr., Medavoy and Jones investigate the shooting of a rap star that was shot (and later dies from his injuries) at his record release party. One of the guys who worked security for the party is named Marcus Hodges and is a cop that Clark Jr. knows from his days back at the police academy. Clark Jr. and Sipowicz talk with Hodges about the shooting, but he didn't see the crime go down. The rap star's brother is questioned and he says that a rival rap star named "Fury" but that they call "Furry" probably did it, since he was seen at the club that night. McDowell and Ortiz run the details of their case by Rodriguez, while the temp PAA listens with great screenwriting interest. Clark Jr. vouches for the conduct of his former classmate to Rodri
#44 - Healthy McDowell Movement
NYPD Blue - Season 10 - Episode 10
The Sipowicz's have moved out of their apartment and Andy has sublet it to John Irvin, which will allow him to keep his same address with the department and avoid any "jackpots" with him and Connie living together. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. are at the scene of a vandalized apartment, where the victim is the father of the perpetrator, a schizophrenic. He doesn't want to press charges, but he'd like them to find his son Michael. McDowell and Ortiz get diverted to help out Jones and Medavoy, but before she leaves McDowell talks with Sipowicz about the layout of their apartment. Sipowicz is not giving up his fish and when he looks for some sympathy from Clark Jr., who's been strangely quiet this morning, he doesn't get any. Back at the squad, Rodriguez is trying to get hold of his ex-wife, who missed her breakfast appointment with him. Sipowicz confronts Clark Jr. about his lack of support and Clark Jr. tells him about his father and IAB. Sipowicz tells him they'll talk to Martens to s
#45 - Play Through the Pain
Women's Murder Club - Season 1 - Episode 6
An NFL quarterback is found dead in his hot tub, with his family believing it was suicide. But the Club think differently. Meanwhile, Lindsay crosses paths with an NFL star who was friends with the dead man.
#46 - For Good
Supergirl - Season 3 - Episode 12
Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge and he barely survives. He accuses Lena of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend.
#47 - El Toro Bravo
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - Season 1 - Episode 12
The IRT heads to Pamplona, Spain, for the running of the bulls, where the ears of a missing American tourist are found.
#48 - Bedlam
Pretty Little Liars - Season 7 - Episode 2
The PLLs worry Ali is being tortured by “Uber A” and turn to a potential enemy for help in “Bedlam,” With the fallout of Hanna’s abduction still weighing heavily on the PLLs, the Liars begin to grow suspicious of Elliott Rollins as Ali’s condition worsens. Tensions rise between Liam, Aria and Ezra as they work on the book together. Spencer and Caleb are on edge, as neither of them want to talk about the awkward elephant in the room. Meanwhile, Emily receives a disturbing phone call and tries to find a way to see Ali.
#49 - The Forever People
Criminal Minds - Season 10 - Episode 11
When frozen bodies are found in Nevada floating in water, the BAU’s investigation leads them to suspect that the victims were part of a cult that could be behind the deaths. Also, JJ confronts old demons from her abduction and torture last year.
#50 - Shear Stupidity
NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 3
Sinclair has brought to the stand Hector Acevedo, the man who Rodriguez roughed up when he found it was Acevedo who broke into his mother's apartment and robbed and beat her. Then he calls Det. Olivera to the stand, the one witness to Rodriguez's treatment of Acevedo. Haywood asks for a sidebar and gets sometime to prepare for this witness, whose testimony might be damaging, but Rodriguez isn't worried. The detectives are on the scene of the assault of Ron Szudarek. They interview the victim's next door neighbor, but the guilt on his face is only caused by the fact he is smoking behind his wife's back. Back at the squad there is discussion about Olivera and the trial as well as what information they've gathered on their case. Medavoy and Jones are reported to be on their way to interview Bob Drazin, an employee of the victim's barber shop. In the meantime, a woman comes into the squad to report that her husband is missing; Sipowicz and Clark agree to look into it for her, even th
#51 - Dying is Easy...
ER - Season 13 - Episode 15
Morris becomes the man of the hour in a busy ER while Pratt must defend his actions, and accept the consequences. Luka faces the ER in the aftermath of the Ames incident. Abby and Sam treat a dying comedian who is unable to make his final appearance. Neela gets her big chance to assist on a double kidney transplant. Ray realizes all may not be lost, after all. And who makes a surprising decision at the end of the day?
#52 - Parenthood
ER - Season 13 - Episode 4
A grandfather and grandson are injured in a chainsaw accident, leaving Luka stuck upstairs with one of them in a difficult case. Pratt has his trial-by-fire when he has to handle the ER alone, juggling multiple traumas, teaching duties and a troublesome intern. Neela mentors a new med student, and lends a hand when Pratt makes a serious error. Abby enrolls in a “Mommy and Me” class, but it’s not all fun and games.