The Best Episodes Directed by Tucker Gates
#1 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - The New King (Part 2)
Kings Season 1 - Episode 13
Jack and William make plans for Jack to take his father's place as King of Gilboa. To everyone's surprise, Silas is alive and David escapes Shiloh to warn Silas about the chaos to come.
#8 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.
#26 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#35 - 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.
#36 - 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.
#37 - 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.
#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.
#42 - 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.
#43 - 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.
#44 - 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.
#47 - Fall from Grace
House Season 7 - Episode 17
A homeless man with a history of drug abuse is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro with burns and scars on his chest. Meanwhile, Cuddy reveals her guilt to Wilson about breaking up with House.
#48 - 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.
#49 - 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!
#53 - 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.
#55 - 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.
#56 - 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 - Higher Education
Weeds Season 1 - Episode 7
Nancy hires an employee, and becomes known to a rival in the process. Shane makes a new friend, and Andy gets to know the new friend's mother. Celia's mother comes to visit after Celia's surgery.
#60 - 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.
#61 - 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.
#63 - 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...
#64 - The Substitute
Lost Season 6 - Episode 4
Locke goes in search of help to further his cause. Kate finds herself on the run, while Jack is tasked with something that could put a friend's life at risk.
#65 - Crazy
Bates Motel Season 3 - Episode 9
Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor. Norma attempts to keep secrets from being revealed.
#66 - 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.
#71 - 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.
#72 - 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.
#73 - 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.
#75 - 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.
#80 - 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.
#83 - 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.
#86 - ...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.
#87 - 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.
#88 - 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.
#89 - 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.
#91 - 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.
#92 - 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.
#94 - 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.
#96 - The Break-Up
Samantha Who? Season 1 - Episode 9
Sam thinks she's in love with Kevin and steps things up a bit, but it may prove to be more than Kevin can handle.
#98 - Devices
Undercovers Season 1 - Episode 3
An informant claims to have information about a device that would compromise the identities of all CIA agents; Steven and Samantha struggle to find the balance between being partners and a married couple while in the field.
#99 - 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.