The Best Episodes Directed by Tawnia Mckiernan
#3 - A Clockwork Florida Orange
Silk Stalkings Season 8 - Episode 19
Cassy and Tom investigate three high school students who take vengeance on their enemies by beating them with lead pipesâ€¦dressed up in a macabre fashion and singing all the way!
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#8 - We'd Like to Thank the Academy
Psych Season 5 - Episode 13
When they solve a case without following proper protocols, Shawn and Gus are ordered by the Chief to take a crash course at the police academy in order to learn the correct way to handle cases, but the two resort back to their old ways.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#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 - Mientras Dormías
Queen of the South Season 4 - Episode 11
Teresa's closest allies must make difficult decisions without her when she cannot.
#16 - 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.
#18 - Where There's Smoke
ER Season 10 - Episode 18
Weaver rushes to the aid of her female partner Sandy Lopez when the firefighter is severely injured on the job and must fight for her life. Kerry is devastated when Sandy's family won't let her see Henry. Susan and 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.
#24 - Secret Arrangements
Blue Bloods Season 4 - Episode 19
Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a respected college professor who was involved with a questionable scholarship program. Meanwhile, Danny discovers that his father didn’t tell him that the District Attorney is investigating Danny for ethical and procedural violations.
#25 - 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.
#26 - Power of the Press
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 8
Frank faces public backlash after an officer’s body camera malfunctions during an altercation with a civilian. Danny and Baez struggle to protect an informant after the U.S. Marshall’s Service decides not to put him in Witness Protection. Erin investigates an old friend’s daughter’s claim of rape at a prestigious university.
#27 - 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.
#29 - 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.
#30 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#35 - Joyride
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 - Episode 11
The NCIS team is joined by NCIS Special Agent Nicole DeChamps after a Marine reservist with a history of PTSD disappears following a drunk and disorderly altercation.
#37 - Flight Plan
NCIS Season 17 - Episode 12
The NCIS team investigates an F-18 crash and the subsequent disappearance of the pilot. McGee reluctantly discusses a very personal decision with his teammates.
#38 - 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.
#39 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Supergirl Season 4 - Episode 15
Secretly furloughed from prison due to failing health, Lex Luthor visits his sister, Lena, to seek her help finding a cure. Savvy as ever, Lena is suspicious of Lex's motives but when she’s faced with a life and death situation, she must decide how she truly feels about her brother. Meanwhile, Supergirl and J'onn face off against Manchester Black. James' sister Kelly comes to town.
#40 - 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.
#41 - Tribute
Criminal Minds Season 11 - Episode 19
When former team member Prentiss tracks an international serial killer, she enlists the help of the BAU when she believes the UnSub's next victim will be on American soil.
#42 - Kulinda
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 - Episode 12
After a Navy reservist is killed while protecting a city councilman, Sam is sent undercover in a private security firm with links to several criminal organizations. Also, Callen and Anna discuss the next steps in their relationship.
#43 - Protection
Criminal Minds Season 10 - Episode 22
When shooting victims are found in the Los Angeles area with possible links to criminal activity, the BAU searches for a vigilante UnSub.
#44 - The Frogman's Daughter
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 - Episode 10
When Sam’s daughter is kidnapped after leading citywide protests, he will stop at nothing to find her. Deeks rejoins NCIS and Callen searches for answers about Anna.
#45 - Lonely Hearts
NCIS Season 17 - Episode 15
The lead suspect in an NCIS murder investigation is a woman that Gibbs’ friend met on a dating site. Sloane has a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day.
#47 - Assets
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 - Episode 3
During the murder investigation of a Navy Lieutenant on leave in Los Angeles, the NCIS team uncovers classified surveillance briefs she smuggled into the city that may have been sold to a foreign buyer.
#48 - Exchange Rate
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7 - Episode 18
When a convicted Cuban spy escapes U.S. custody just before he is set to return to his country in a prisoner exchange, the team is shocked to learn that Anna helped him break out. Also, Deeks admits to Kensi that he thinks she is too messy.
#52 - 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.
#53 - 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.
#55 - Drive
Criminal Minds Season 11 - Episode 12
When bodies are discovered in public places throughout Boston, the BAU investigates whether a taxi or ride-share service the victims used before their deaths could lead the team to the UnSub.
#57 - 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.
#58 - Bad Company
Blue Bloods Season 5 - Episode 18
Eddie goes on her first undercover operation to investigate a kidnapping ring targeting young women via fake youth hostel websites. Meanwhile, Frank helps a woman he knows from early in his career meet the inmate who killed her family.
#60 - 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.
#61 - The Book of Little Black Lies
Black Lightning Season 1 - Episode 9
In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.
#62 - 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.
#63 - 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.
#64 - 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.
#65 - 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.
#69 - 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.
#72 - 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.
#73 - 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?
#76 - The Brotherhood of Serapis
Blood & Treasure Season 1 - Episode 4
An unlikely ally reveals to Lexi that an Egyptian official has files which could lead her to Farouk. But in order to get to the information, she must enlist Danny in a dangerous plan while lying to him about the source of her lead. Also, Farouk takes a risk to get back the items he stole from the Pyramids, which he needs in order to fund his operations.
#77 - 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!
#78 - 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.
#79 - Pilot
Famous in Love Season 1 - Episode 1
Paige Townsen is a normal college girl working on her business degree who enjoys acting on the side. When the next big movie franchise goes into production and opens its doors looking for the next “It girl” to play the lead role, Paige’s roommates Cassie and Jake convince her to go to the open casting call. Never in her wildest dreams does she think she will even make it to the callbacks, but after an electric audition with Hollywood heartthrob Rainer Devon, her chance of a lifetime happens. She gets the part and her life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, intrigue is flowing through Hollywood as every actor wants a part in the new “Locked” film.
#82 - The Secret of Macho Grande
Blood & Treasure Season 1 - Episode 3
A vital clue leads Danny and Lexi to an Austrian castle where the Germans may have hidden Cleopatra’s sarcophagus during World War II. Fabi rescues Dr. Castillo’s kidnapped assistant. Hardwick reveals information to Fabi and Gwen about others who are searching for Cleopatra.
#83 - 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."
#86 - 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.
#87 - Parenthood
ER Season 13 - Episode 4
A grandfather and grandson are injured in a chainsaw accident, Luka takes the grandson upstairs leaving Pratt to handle the ER alone, juggling multiple traumas, teaching duties and a troublesome intern. Neela mentors a new med student, and lends a hand to Pratt in a trauma. Abby goes to a “Mommy and Me” class, but it’s not all fun and games.
#88 - Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem For A Welterweight
Riverdale Season 3 - Episode 13
As Veronica attempts to steer Hiram away from the drug business, Gladys' return to Riverdale throws a wrench into her plan. Betty grows concerned when Alice decides to take her commitment with The Farm to the next level. Elsewhere, Archie's rush to get into the boxing ring lands him in hot water, while Cheryl's attempt to send the Serpents a message causes tension between her and Toni.
#89 - Raising Hell
Shadowhunters Season 1 - Episode 4
After getting a clue about who may have wiped Clary's memories, the crew hunts down the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane. With all of the warlocks in hiding from Valentine, the team must lure Magnus out with something he can't refuse — a killer party and something very valuable. But with emotions running high, more may come out of their meeting with Magnus than just the retrieval of Clary's memories. Meanwhile, Simon doesn't seem to be himself after his recent Downworlder encounter.
#90 - Friends and Enemies
E-Ring Season 1 - Episode 17
In North Korean waters, a submarine that Bobby's team is on collides with a North Korean nuclear submarine, damaging it. The Korean commander is eager for the Americans to save his crew, but he must work against his own countrymen, who have sent another vessel to kill everyone aboard rather than allowing the Americans to get their hands on the Korean submarine.
#91 - The Gauntlet
Supergirl Season 6 - Episode 13
Supergirl and team race Nyxly for control of a magical totem that controls courage. Supergirl and Nyxly battle and each get a piece of the totem but learn the first person to pass the test of courage will gain control of the entire thing. Lena is still struggling to make sense of her newfound gift.
#92 - Hope for Tomorrow
Supergirl Season 6 - Episode 15
Supergirl continues to fight Nyxly for the remaining totems but after Nyxly kidnaps William, Supergirl realizes she needs to take a more proactive stance to keep National City safe. Alex faces the biggest challenge of her life.
#93 - 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
#94 - Internet Bride
Close to Home Season 2 - Episode 16
The Dean of a prep school is suspected of killing his wife, and attempting to make it look like a suicide. The prosecutor's office and public defenders compete over a basketball game.
#95 - Get Vallery
V.I.P. Season 3 - Episode 9
Bobbi Canary, a washed-up actress, is studying V.I.P. for a movie she says she's to appear in titled ""The Night of the Bodyguard"" but she's really having someone secretly videotape her outings with V.I.P. so she can make her own cheap movie. She happens to catch something on tape she shouldn't have and now V.I.P. must protect her.
#96 - Molar Ice Cap
V.I.P. Season 3 - Episode 20
A drug lord hires The Owl to kill one of Tasha's former husbands to avoid going to a Bolivian prison. When The Owl finds out that he would have to kill Tasha as well he turns against his employer and helps V.I.P.