The Best Episodes Directed by Tucker Gates
#7 - The Scarlet Shadow
Silk Stalkings Season 3 - Episode 16
Rita gives an old friend and colleague a goodbye hug late at night, and when she later finds her dead she is scrutinized by a couple from Special Investigations.
#8 - Telescope
The Job Season 2 - Episode 3
Tommy lifts a telescope from a crime scene, which prompts hours of fun for the squad when they spy a topless yoga practitioner; Jan meets a good prospect when she tries ""speed dating""; Frank repeatedly tries to return a dead body to its rightful precinct.
#11 - Judas Kiss
Silk Stalkings Season 3 - Episode 13
The title of this episode 'Judas Kiss' tells it all. Rita and Chris are betraayed by an old time friend and allied who abuses their loyalty.
#12 - Zodiac
Nash Bridges Season 2 - Episode 8
After a nearly 20-year absence, the notorious San Francisco serial killer, ""Zodiac,"" returns to taunt Nash as well as haunt Nash's mentor (who has since retired). But is it the actual Zodiac, or just a lethal copycat? Meanwhile, Joe goes undercover as a bike messenger to nab a free-wheeling drug dealer.
#13 - Home Invasion
Boomtown Season 1 - Episode 13
Joel and Fearless search for killers who prey on unsuspecting families in their sleep and stake out the family that they believe to be the next target; when Andrea's reporting skills threaten their investigation, the detectives are forced to give her a front row seat to their trap.
#22 - Home Invasion
Nash Bridges Season 1 - Episode 2
A ruthless home invasion gang brutally attacks a Chinese family, killing the father. This is the seventh in a string of attacks. Nash and the SIU are confused since home invasions are a Vietnamese phenomenon and they rarely cross cultural or ethnic lines.
#23 - All the Time in the World
Alias Season 5 - Episode 17
Peyton tells Sloane that she has made a deal for the Rambaldi Sphere with an ally in China. Sloane arranges for stolen missiles to be sent to Hong Kong. Sloane's plan is revealed to the APO members, who race to stop him before he can use the Rambaldi Sphere to put the plan in motion. But this all leads to a long awaited confrontation between Sydney and Irina.
#27 - Mercury Rising
Dark Skies Season 1 - Episode 4
A dream is drawing Sayers to Florida. And though Bach isn't far behind, Loengard reluctantly agrees to help find the astronaut she's seeing. As Majestic prepares a space probe to locate the alien base, Kim and John arrive in Cape Canaveral where she spots Ty Yount, an astronaut who she thinks was with her on the alien ship. And while Yount admits he's been dreaming about her too, he's hustled away by crew mate Gary Augatreux - but not before slipping Kim a note requesting that they meet. Meanwhile, having survived his seemingly fatal encounter with the Loengard family in California, Majestic cloaker-turned alien Jim Steele continues his pursuit of John and Kim.
#31 - Rock 'n' Roles
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Season 2 - Episode 10
Shelly tries everything to meet her favorite rock star.
#32 - Pudge
Ray Donovan Season 6 - Episode 4
Mickey kidnaps movie star Jay White, and Ray has to get 3 million dollars from Sam Winslow to get Jay back in one piece. Mickey and Bunchy plot a future for themselves. Mac finds himself backed into a corner as Internal Affairs comes after him. Terry steps into the ring for the first time in twenty years. Smitty has to confront the secrets of his past and ends up calling on his future father-in-law for help.
#38 - Fear, Itself
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4 - Episode 4
To help Buffy get over the pain of having been used by Parker, the gang head to a fraternity Halloween party expecting a few cheap scares and a bit of harmless fun. Unfortunately, some accidental magic turns the party into a house of horrors where everyone's fears come to life.
#39 - A Pox on Our House
House Season 7 - Episode 7
After a 200-year-old medicine jar found on an off-shore shipwreck shatters in a teenage girl's palm, she is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for symptoms closely linked to smallpox. When the Center for Disease Control's Dr. Dave Broda institutes a lockdown on the hospital and suspends House's team's ability to diagnose, Masters grows suspicious of Broda's motives and becomes convinced that the patient is suffering from a different disease. The girl's father soon experiences similar symptoms, and House is forced to make a precarious decision that puts his own life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Wilson and Sam comfort a 6-year-old chemotherapy patient who prompts them to examine their relationship.
#40 - Yo Soy Capitan
Ray Donovan Season 2 - Episode 1
Just as Ray's life begins to return to normal, the FBI demands that he bring Mickey back from Mexico, where he is setting up a fight for Daryll. Abby, concerned that he won't face his abuse, forces Ray into therapy with her. Meanwhile Bunchy gets nervous about a job interview, Terry obsesses over his ex-girlfriend and Conor lands in hot water after assaulting a classmate.
#43 - What the World Needs Now
Tyrant Season 1 - Episode 6
Barry convinces Jamal to meet with exiled opposition leader Sheik Rashid. But when the meeting takes a turn for the worse, Jamal is forced to make a difficult decision that will impact the lives of his family and his country forever.
#44 - Threat Level Midnight
The Office (US) Season 7 - Episode 17
Michael screens his action film Threat Level Midnight to the office after eleven years of writing, shooting, re-shooting, and editing. The film features Michael as Agent Michael Scarn, Dwight as Scarn's sidekick, and Jim as archnemesis "Goldenface," as well as several people from Michael's past.
#49 - Fite Nite
Ray Donovan Season 1 - Episode 10
Ray and the family go to Fite Nite at the Donovan Fite Club. Meanwhile, Ray's plan with Sully is put in to action. Mickey has a rendezvous with an unlikely lady. Bunchy encounters someone from his past, sending him into a tailspin.
#50 - Gone But Not Forgotten
Bates Motel Season 2 - Episode 1
Norman fixates on Miss Watson's death; Dylan becomes involved in White Pine Bay's drug war; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father's killer; new romantic interests complicate the relationship between Norman and Emma.
#51 - The Road to Damascus
Carnivàle Season 2 - Episode 6
On the road to Damascus, Nebraska, Samson and the troupe stop to help when they run into a rival troupe that has fallen on hard times. In Mintern, Dolan tries to help Iris and Justin find a solution to their legal problems while Iris is surprised when she learns of Justin's real plan: to frame Dolan for the ministry fire. Back at Carnivale, Rita Sue learns that Stumpy lost all of their money with gambling while he and Jonesy come to blows over Rita Sue. Ben and Sofie decide to explore their growing romantic relationship with sex when she tells him that she intends to leaves Carnivale and wants him to come with her. Also, Ruthie appears to have a psychic connection with Lotz when she briefly speaks in his voice to Lila. Also, Ben finally decides to go on ahead towards Damascus when he learns from Sampson about Stroud who's on Scudder's tail.
#53 - He Be Tight. He Be Mean.
Ray Donovan Season 6 - Episode 3
Ray is officially back working for Sam, and with Anita behind in the polls, they have to make a splash at the first mayoral debate. Darryl struggles with his leading man on the set of Mr. Lucky. Terry discovers a brutal new gym hidden in a warehouse in Brooklyn. And three generations of Donovans make their way from California to New York. Mickey’s coming, and no one knows what he has planned for his sons who betrayed him.
#57 - The Texan
Ray Donovan Season 4 - Episode 8
After a public declaration from Marisol, Hector's rematch with Whittaker is cancelled. However, Ray enlists the help of Lena and Daryll to ensure the match proceeds. Meanwhile, an angry neighbor confronts the Donovans about Conor's reckless behavior. And Teresa's worsening depression causes her family to have her committed to a mental hospital.
#58 - Wet Foot/Dry Foot
CSI: Miami Season 1 - Episode 3
An arm in a shark's gullet and a girl who was shot at sea lead the team to a smuggler who was running Cuban refugees and cocaine in a foundering ship.
#60 - The Apartment
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 1 - Episode 18
Jake's crushing debt finally catches up to him, and he is in danger of losing his apartment, unless Gina can find a way to bail him out. Captain Holt and Sergeant Jeffords hold performance reviews for the entire precinct, and Rosa and Boyle have a run-in with one of the weekend squad officers.
#61 - Branch Closing
The Office (US) Season 3 - Episode 7
Jan delivers the bad news to Michael that the Scranton Branch is closing. This leads Michael on a quest to keep up the staff's spirits. Meanwhile, everyone imagines what their lives will be like in the wake of the closure.
#64 - No Hard Feelings
Alias Season 5 - Episode 15
Sydney now posing as Anna, brings Peyton a microchip with a device hidden in it. Meanwhile Sloane finishes translating page 47 and reports that only the chosen one can complete the circle, which leads Sark and Sydney on a dangerous mission to a prison. Rachel finally discovers Tom's secret about what happened to his wife.
#66 - The Pendulum Swings
The Morning Show Season 1 - Episode 6
TMS covers the California wildfires, while Alex and Bradley struggle to keep their relationship from going up in flames.
#67 - Elizabeth
The Job Season 1 - Episode 2
Mike's all over the case when Elizabeth Hurley files a harassment complaint; fearing that Mike is a bad influence on her husband, Adina wants Pip to get another partner; after Elizabeth asks Mike out on a date, they become the talk of the town.
#69 - S U C K
Ray Donovan Season 2 - Episode 4
With her investigation in full swing, Kate zeroes in on Mickey. Meanwhile, the appearance of Tiny, a former member of Sully's gang, jeopardizes Ed Cochran's career. Plus, Mr. Keith sends Mickey to work at a Mexican restaurant, Abby meets a new friend at the gun range and Bunchy encounters a potential love interest at the bike shop where he has gotten a job.
#71 - Confidence Man
Lost Season 1 - Episode 8
Shannon's inhaler runs out and Boone believes Sawyer has the remaining three in his stash. When Sawyer refuses to give them up, Jack and Sayid resort to torturing Sawyer until he agrees to reveal the location of the inhalers. In flashback we hear Sawyer's story...
#74 - Kite Strings
Touch (2012) Season 1 - Episode 4
Martin crosses paths with a young man who has a history with his deceased wife, Sarah. A couple managing an online instrument repair business work with an Iraqi heavy metal band that has a teenage follower who is looking to share his comedic talent with an American soldier in Baghdad. But the soldier has troubles of her own when her convoy is ambushed, forcing her to hide in the Iraqi desert. Then, a lottery winner comes upon a depressed pastor.
#76 - Hispes
Ray Donovan Season 7 - Episode 4
Mayor Feratti ups the ante in his negotiations with the Sullivans, and Ray must step in to finish the deal. Bridget and Smitty are called in to fix Jonathan Walker Hanson’s unsavory publicity scandal. Claudette offers Daryll an opportunity to leave the Donovans once and for al. Bunchy grapples with the consequences of his drugstore violence. Terry struggles with the realities of his illness.
#77 - Truth Be Told
Boston Legal Season 1 - Episode 6
Alan is asked by his old crush, Samantha, for legal representation to help her husband Jack, who is running for Mayor, when a false rumor has been publicized. While dealing with Paul's objection about him representing Jack, Alan also has to provide moral support when Samantha discovers a devastating secret about Jack. Denny anxiously awaits results that will reveal if he has Alzheimer Disease. Lori helps a lawyer who wants to force his wife to give him their son's frozen umbilical cord because the cord could save his life. Meanwhile, Denny takes Sally's client who is suing a toaster company for his faulty product.
#79 - Majority Rule
The Orville Season 1 - Episode 7
When two Union anthropologists go missing on a planet similar to 21st century Earth, Ed sends a team led by Kelly to find them, but the mission quickly goes awry when they realize the society’s government is completely based on a public voting system to determine punishment.
#81 - It's a Hopeful Life
Raising Hope Season 2 - Episode 10
In this "It's a Wonderful Life" themed episode, Jimmy is transported into a cinematic dreamlike state and watches on at a world where he never met Lucy. When he returns to reality he realizes that if Hope had never been born, his life wouldn't be as good. Meanwhile, Virginia, Burt and Maw Maw see a movie that bares a striking resemblance to their day-to-day lives.
#83 - I Do
Lost Season 3 - Episode 6
Jack makes a decision regarding Ben's offer. Sawyer's life is placed in danger when Pickett decides to make good on his threat. Locke discovers a hidden message that may help unlock the island's secrets. Kate recalls memories from the past, which caused her to make an important choice.
#91 - Girls, Interrupted
Californication Season 1 - Episode 7
Hank is disturbed by Becca's negative reaction towards the concept of happy endings, even more so when he finds out that it is partially his fault. Marcy comes up with the idea of a threesome with Charlie and Dani, but it ends unexpectedly.
#93 - Affairs of State
Brothers & Sisters Season 1 - Episode 3
William Walker's indiscretions are made painfully public, and Nora shocks the family as she reveals that she's not as naive as they all think she is.Justin decides to tell Kitty about their father's affair, and the Walker siblings all feel the burden of their very own secrets.
#94 - Born to Run
Lost Season 1 - Episode 22
Jack suspects foul play when Michael becomes violently ill while building the raft. The suspects include Sawyer and Kate, who compete for the last seat on the raft and do anything possible to prevent each other from getting it. Meanwhile, a secret from Kate's past is revealed to the other survivors on the island.
#95 - ...In Translation
Lost Season 1 - Episode 17
When the raft the survivors have been building mysteriously burns down, Michael is convinced that Jin is responsible for the sabotage, which only serves to escalate their rivalry. Meanwhile, Sun stuns her fellow survivors with a surprising revelation, and Boone gives Sayid a warning about his step-sister Shannon. Lastly, more details of Jin and Sun's troubled marriage are revealed through flashbacks.
#96 - Job Fair
The Office (US) Season 4 - Episode 17
Michael is busy manning a job fair at Pam's alma mater, trying to find a summer intern. In an attempt to woo a major client, Jim, Andy, and Kevin go golfing.
#97 - Graveyard Love
Truth Be Told (2019) Season 1 - Episode 5
Poppy continues building her new case, while Warren faces repercussions for his actions.
#98 - Anger
The Job Season 1 - Episode 6
After Mike's ugly altercation with a cab driver is captured on video and broadcast on TV, he's forced to attend anger management classes the week he decides to quit smoking and drinking; Ruben's mother wants him to apologize to the perp he's forced to shoot.
#102 - Crush Girl Love Panic
Weeds Season 2 - Episode 6
Conrad is beginning to grow suspicious of Nancy's actions after the bust on the grow houses. Shane joins the debate team at school. Celia gets in the way when Isabelle goes to shoot her Huskeroos commercial. Isabelle talks to Doug about something she doesn't want her mother to know about. Nancy has a surprise for the men in her life.
#104 - Sold
Ray Donovan Season 5 - Episode 4
Mickey's screenwriting dreams stall out - until he's pulled into a gruesome fix for Daryll's movie star client. Abby starts construction on the new bar while Ray searches for a solution to their problem. Terry tries to win back Maureen one last time; Bunchy's quest for financial independence gets derailed; and Bridget tells her boyfriend who her father really is.
#107 - Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Strange Angel Season 1 - Episode 3
Feeling the pressure to succeed and provide Susan with the life he promised, Jack urges the rocketry team to take a risk and start testing their experiments at full volume. Sensing the Parsons' mounting frustrations, Ernest invites them to one of his group's secret gatherings, promising a way to make all their dreams come true.
#108 - A Little Murder
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 3 - Episode 4
Grissom suspects murder when the body of a dwarf is found hanging from a rope high above a stage in a casino hotel where a convention of little people is being held. Catherine is attacked at a crime scene where a man was murdered during what appears to have been a home invasion.
#109 - Pilot
Point Pleasant Season 1 - Episode 1
All hell is about to break loose in a sleepy New Jersey town when a sudden violent storm washes in more than the tide. The peaceful existence of a small seaside community will dramatically change forever when Christina Nickson is rescued from the ocean by local lifeguard Jesse Parker and brought to the home of local doctor Ben Kramer. The Kramers, including Ben's wife, Meg, and daughter, Judy, take an instant liking to Christina and invite her stay with them as she searches for clues to her past and attempts to find her mother, a Point Pleasant native whom Christina never knew. Unbeknownst to Christina, her presence in the town is having a profound effect on its inhabitants - awakening repressed feelings, unlocking secret desires and heightening emotions. As Christina seeks answers to her mother's disappearance, she will come to realize that she has never known her ""real"" father either - for Christina is the offspring of a mortal woman and the Devil. While Christina struggles to contro
#110 - Strange Attractors
Heroes Season 4 - Episode 7
Matt goes to extreme measures to extinguish Sylar , who continues to torment him. Elsewhere, HRG calls in a favor from Tracy to save a troubled young boy whose misfortunes resemble her own. While Claire and Gretchen are being hazed by their new sorority sisters, they realize pledging might not be their biggest problem.
#111 - Die Fast, Die Furious
Las Vegas Season 1 - Episode 15
With the Montecito playing host to the production crew for the feature film "Die Fast, Die Furious" staring Hollywood action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (as himself), Ed maintains a watchful eye on the film's intense stunts. But when Van Damme soars to his death while attempting to perform the movie's key stunt - a dangerous motorcicle jump - Ed and Danny search for an explanation for the accident. Meanwhile, a new rival casino host (guest star Ian Antony Dale) attempts to square off with Sam in a battle for the biggest whale and a mournful Delinda remembers her fallen, but not forgotten, 24-hour boyfriend.
#112 - Glass Houses
Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - Episode 1
The Walkers go to the beach for a family vacation but things turn ugly; meanwhile, Kevin arranges a getaway weekend for him and Scotty but things take a turn when a face from the past contacts him. Trouble awaits the Walkers as one gets fired and one gets blackmailed!
#113 - The Case of the Stolen Skateboard
Bored to Death Season 1 - Episode 4
Jonathan is hired to reclaim a kid's stolen skateboard from the neighborhood bully while Ray helps out a lesbian couple who wants to start a new family. George tries to woo a young publicist at the opening of a new restaurant in Brooklyn.
#114 - The River of Stars
Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 12
Christmas Eve finds the 58th in dire straits: its transport vehicle, damaged in battle, is hurtling uncontrolled into enemy territory and the pilots must struggle to stay alive with no power, no weapons, and no hope of being rescued.
#115 - Lucky John
The Forgotten Season 1 - Episode 9
When a John Doe is found killed and stuffed in the trunk of a car, The Forgotten Network investigates the case four months afterwards. But when a DNA test identifies the Doe as an ex-con that died four years earlier, the investigation takes an odd turn.
#116 - Spiked
Medical Investigation Season 1 - Episode 12
A surfer and volleyball player from a seaside town catch a mysterious disease. Dr. Connor and his staff begin suspecting that nearby seals played a part in this illness, however are the other forces at play?
#118 - Brotherhood
Kings Season 1 - Episode 7
When Gath's dangerous request threatens the peace treaty, Jack and David head to Gath to shore it up. Elsewhere, Michelle's health-care bill has caused her problems, and Silas takes steps to keep the city from being ravaged by a plague.
#119 - Hell Money
The X-Files Season 3 - Episode 19
The deaths of several Chinese men found to be missing vital internal organs that were removed prior to death leads Mulder and Scully to a deadly Chinatown lottery where men wager their body parts for a chance to win a cash jackpot.
#121 - Grin and Bear It
Ugly Betty Season 2 - Episode 4
Betty gets into trouble in her writing class when she submits a pre-written MODE story written by a woman who survived a bear attack (hence the title). Alexis returns to work, still with memory loss and having no idea how to act like a girl. Daniel receives a threat from their top advertiser who is against transsexuals and wants Daniel to fire his own sister. Amanda, still trying to figure out who her real father is, learns a shocking secret about Wilhelmina's past.
#122 - Sedgewick's
Six Degrees Season 1 - Episode 9
The relation between Whitney and Laura is complicated by the fact that Whitneys dad, developer Henry Crane, tries to raze Sedgewicks, a local landmark with significance to Laura and her late husband. During the meantime, Caseman admit to his sponsor that he can't stand being alone since his recent break-up. Meanwhile, Damian is attracted to his clients girlfriend.
#123 - El Mundo Gira
The X-Files Season 4 - Episode 11
A strange yellow rain kills a migrant girl, and her family believes that a mythical creature was the cause and has manifested itself inside the brother of her fiancé, who has since disappeared.
#125 - Black and White
American Dreams Season 1 - Episode 8
While preparing for the city championships, JJ (Will Estes) discovers some of Philadelphia's police officers have offered his teammates money to throw the game (although Tommy denies it at first), forcing him to question their integrity, as well as that of his police officer uncle Pete who stops by the house for a sudden strategy session. Meanwhile, Meg (Brittany Snow) who shows signs of affection for Luke, a record store clerk at the Vinyl Crocodile and Patty's new piano teacher, is upset with Roxanne's sudden interest in him.Turns out Roxanne was only pretending to like him, long enough so Meg would get jealous and admit she liked him. Elsewhere, Helen leaves the family for a rare girls night out with new age classmate Rebecca. Meanwhile Jack (still saddled with the TV's from the busted hotel deal),prompted by Henry's suggestion, expands his customer base to include a few black customers and Sam deals with backlash from his former friends over the impending game.
#127 - The Counterfeiters
Nash Bridges Season 2 - Episode 15
Nash and the SIU uncover a counterfeitering group where the money is top-of-the-line Supernote quality. Moving in to bust the group, they discover a fake SIU gang impersonating the police. Cooperation becomes tense as suspicions abound over who and what to trust. In the interim, as Nick gets in over his head financially with his horse costs, Nash reluctantly agrees to work with Joe on an off-duty case searching for a Super Bowl ring. However, Nash and Joe soon find themselves impersonating a gay couple as the case develops differently than Nash anticipated.
#128 - Pick-Up Schticks
Cupid Season 1 - Episode 7
Trevor is growing desperate. Caught between his desire to return home and his jealousy at seeing Claire having a serious relationship with Alex, he makes his first mistakes as a love counselor. On one side, he encourages a man to use a ""sure score"" pick-up technique that gets him the woman he wants but leaves him distressed and disgusted with himself for he feels he cannot be with a woman that would fall for such a trick. On the other end of the tunnel, his friend and roommate Champ is starting a new relationship and Trevor can't help but intervene - and in ways that pushes the woman away rather than bring her closer. And somewhere in the middle, Trevor himself is caught up in a strange relationship with Helen Davis, a woman he met at the bar. They're both attracted to each other, but Trevor tells Champ he can't have a relationship with a mortal, or he'll lose his immortality. And yet, he might just be desperate enough to not want it anymore...
#130 - Ride Along
K-Ville Season 1 - Episode 10
In the first season's fall finale, a reporter from New York is in for more than she bargains for when she rides along with Boulet and Cobb, that involves a brutal shooting investigation.