The Best Episodes Directed by Terry Mcdonough
#11 - The Return
Crossbones Season 1 - Episode 5
Lowe plans to kidnap Blackbeard and take him to English authorities, hoping the move will save the Santa Compana people from the unhinged wrath of William Jagger. Meanwhile, Jagger searches for the key to triumphing over Blackbeard.
#12 - Redemption
Wire in the Blood Season 3 - Episode 1
Tony suspects a serial killer is luring dejected children to their deaths when the bodies of three young boys are found in different places in Bradfield. Each of the victims had suffered maltreatment. As it becomes more obvious that these victims are being placed at very specific sites, Tony comes to realize that the killer is trying to tell police something about their past. When a child is found in a deserted warehouse, dead through an overdose of sedatives, nobody knows whether it's suicide or murder. Carol calls Tony in to advise, then a mugging leaves her in hospital. Her new boss Eden puts Kevin in charge of the case. As two more missing children are found dead in different locations, it becomes apparent that these victims are being placed at very specific sites. Tony realises that the killer is trying to tell police something about their past. Tony's deduction that the killer is luring unhappy children into trust focuses suspicion on local minister Michael, whom Tony suspects of abusing a young acolyte, Julie. But even when Michael is arrested the murders continue, and Tony begins to suspect that these are crimes of love and loyalty - a killer who believes they are righting wrongs and continuing work begun in the past. Now, with Michael's Christian website at the centre of the investigation, Tony must pose as a young victim to save the latest abducted boy. Carol must trust Tony, the killer must believe Tony, and Tony must trust Julie as he enlists her help to ensnare a murderer who believes they are alleviating suffering even as they kill.
#13 - Sharp Compassion
Wire in the Blood Season 2 - Episode 4
Bradfield is in panic as someone preys on its most vulnerable - its hospital patients. Carol must juggle how to warn the public and how to keep a predatory MI5 official at bay. The only way out is to solve the case fast - but there is very little to go on, even for Dr Tony Hill. Carol's investigation into a domestic murder takes a darker twist when the victim, who had been recovering well in hospital, is murdered. As a precaution she orders post mortems of other patients who had died in that hospital of "natural causes", and finds out that she has a lot more murder on her hands than she'd bargained for. Tony suggests the killer may believe he is healing victims in some way, killing for religious belief - but the thought of a compulsory euthanasia killer brings little comfort to the investigative team, or the victims' families. Tony and Carol begin to unearth the undercurrents and tensions that lie within the hospital structure, but that only yields more suspects, rather than narrowing the search. MI5 get involved when Islamic terror becomes one of the lines of inquiry. Carol has another layer of command that has to be constantly satisfied, and when Brandon falls ill, Carol loses her only political protection. Tony and Carol must follow their instincts, but with Merrick and Kevin competing for Carol's old job of DI, they've got no one but themselves to turn to for help.
#16 - No Ordinary Powell
No Ordinary Family Season 1 - Episode 15
The Powells' lives are in danger when Dr. King orders shape-shifter Victoria Morrow, to infiltrate the household and murder one of the family members; and JJ, with the aid of Daphne, attempts to solve the cold case murder of his ex-girlfriend Natalie's mother.
#17 - No Ordinary Friends
No Ordinary Family Season 1 - Episode 11
After Jim saves Dave Cotten's (Ricky Schroder) life, he and Stephanie become fast friends with Dave, his wife, Michelle (Annie Wersching, "24") and their kids. But Jim begins to suspect that the Cottens may be leading their own secret lives. Meanwhile, Daphne throws her hat into the high school ring for student council president, and Katie reveals a secret to Stephanie about her relationship with Joshua - aka The Watcher
#19 - Dulcinea
The Expanse Season 1 - Episode 1
In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice freighter Canterbury investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off-the-books investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.
#22 - Synchronicity
Wire in the Blood Season 3 - Episode 4
Tony faces his own mortality when he is diagnosed with a brain tumour after being hit on the head by a criminal. While assisting Carol on an investigation into an anonymous sniper who is picking off victims in the city street, his behaviour becomes more erratic and his wild theories make Carol wonder if his health is making him unreliable. In a city gripped by fear, can random forces and chance save Tony - and help them catch this unpredictable killer? Hit on the head by a would-be murderer caught by his clever psychological outmanoeuvring, Tony wakes up in casualty to discover he's got a brain tumour. His behaviour doesn't initially strike Carol as particularly odd - he's always been eccentric - but the doctors say it's down to chance whether his bizarre symptoms signify something fatal. While Tony faces his own mortality, an anonymous sniper picks off victims in the city streets. Despite every investigative effort the sniper eludes capture and the deaths seem meaningless and motiveless. The invisible killer seems to be taunting the police. Carol wants Tony's input but his theories about quantum physics and chaos seem wild enough to suggest he's becoming unreliable. As the deaths continue, Tony's behaviour becomes more erratic, the city is gripped by fear, and Carol faces an angry press. Trying to understand this killer forces Tony and Carol to question everything they've learned, until Tony accepts that his own fate is governed by random forces and realises that the killer's actions are dictated in the same way. Only by giving in to the laws of probability can he and Carol hope to catch the killer. And only by putting his own life on the line and trusting his psychological intuition can Tony gamble on survival.
#25 - Breach
The Gates Season 1 - Episode 3
There's been a robbery at the McCallisters', setting off a series of similar mysterious robberies around town. Meanwhile Brett does his best to get his relationship back on track with Andie, though she still finds herself drawn to Charlie; Lukas encourages Brett to join the pack and blow off a little steam; Leigh is not herself when she loses an important package, and possibly her connection with Marcus; and Claire reunites with an old friend who questions her transformation to a humble housewife.
#26 - Settling In
The Gates Season 1 - Episode 1
The Monohan family move into their new home in The Gates, an exclusive community of perfectly manicured lawns and friendly neighbors. But things grow complicated when Nick Monohan, the new Chief of Police, has to investigate those neighbors in a missing persons case during his first day on the job. Claire and Dylan Radcliff fight to hide not only their involvement in Nick's case, but their rather unusual family secret. Meanwhile, Charlie Monohan tries to adjust to his new school, finding a friend in the beautiful but unavailable Andie Bates. Just when his family is finally settling in, Nick's world is rocked by a late-night caller with some terrible news.