The Best Episodes Directed by Victor Lobl
#1 - Odor in the Court
L.A. Law Season 7 - Episode 9
Becker realizes why Flicker has kept Schuller on ice when they finally come face-to-face; Paros returns a favor to McKenzie by calling in a favor with the State's Attorney's office on the Osgood case; Brackman's playing with pheromones in an effort to revitalize his sex life gets him and the firm embroiled in two lawsuits; Morales represents a man suing the owners of a slaughterhouse who have set up business next to his weekend getaway home in the desert; Mullaney feels responsible for the mob violence that follows when he fails in his efforts to pull out all the stops in keeping a mentally ill man who murdered his wife from being released from a psychiatric facility; Gwen receives another package from her stalker.
#2 - In the Pale Moonlight
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 6 - Episode 19
Stardate: 51721.3 Sisko and Garak lure the Romulans into the Dominion war in order to get them to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. Without them, the Federation and Klingon Empire would eventually lose the war and fall under Dominion rule.
#3 - Dog Day Hospital
St. Elsewhere Season 1 - Episode 18
Helen returns to work following her mastectomy; Fiscus and Daniels visit his aunt Sirca; a pregnant woman invades the OR and holds Ehrlich and Dr. Craig hostage while demanding to see the doctor who performed her husband's vasectomy.
#4 - Black Pearl
Tales of the Gold Monkey Season 1 - Episode 4
Jake, posing as a defecting U.S. scientist, and Sarah search for an experimental German bomb and a famed black pearl.
#6 - Orphans
Beauty and the Beast Season 2 - Episode 12
Catherine's father dies and Vincent allows her to come below to grieve. He also makes her go back above because he knows that she does not belong there no matter how he feels. Catherine finally agrees and goes back above.
#7 - The Rest Is Silence
Beauty and the Beast Season 2 - Episode 22
A stress-aggravated illness triggers Vincent's collapse. Vincent goes far back through the catacombs of the tunnels to hide in a cave. While in there he continually growls and thrashes about as if he's gone mad. Catherine goes after him because she says that she can't stand to see him like that. After all he is the love of her life.
#8 - Nevermore
Beauty and the Beast Season 3 - Episode 4
Elliott goes to Joe's apartment (#751) because Joe's on a leave of absence from work in order to stop him from investigating Catherine's death. Elliott gives Joe the address of the building where Catherine was killed (1900-6th Avneue, tower off of 53rd Street) and warns Joe not to trust Moreno, the current D.A., because Catherine was betrayed by someone working in the D.A.'s office and because Moreno put Joe on a leave of absence and insisted that Joe stop investigating Catherine's death. That night, Joe goes to Moreno's office and accosts him. He also throws the address out at Moreno and gets a reaction! Moreno meets Gabriel and tells him about Joe's accusations. Moreno tells Gabriel that he'll handle Joe and dispose of Elliott Burch himself. Private investigator Cleon Manning (working for Elliott) is killed by Gabriel's hitmen as a warning to back off the case. Elliott has his first meeting with Vincent at the abandoned carousel in Central Park. Diana goes to Catherine's apartment and finds the secret entrance to the 'threshold Below' in the sub-basement of the apartment building. Diana brings the withered rosebush from Catherine's apartment back to her own.
#9 - The Omega Directive
Star Trek: Voyager Season 4 - Episode 21
Stardate: 51781.2 - Voyager is forced out of warp by the detection of a dangerous and powerful particle called 'Omega' which only Janeway and Seven of Nine know about on board the ship. Due to the nature of the particle, only Starfleet Captains are informed and are ordered to destroy it at all costs, as it has the power to destroy subspace. Janeway must enlist the help of the senior crew on a need-to-know basis in order to destroy it safely.
#10 - Academy
Max Headroom Season 2 - Episode 1
Network 23 becomes the victim of signal zipping - illegal interruption of their satellite feed. When Bryce tracks the zipping to Big Time Television, Reg is arrested and sent for trial by gameshow on ""You the Jury"". Meanwhile Edison and Theora trace the real zippers to the Academy of Computer Sciences, and Bryce's old schoolfriends.
#12 - Everything is Everything
Beauty and the Beast Season 1 - Episode 19
After faking that Catherine hit him young Tony Ramos winds up living with Catherine. She tries to help him by talking to Vincent. Vincent tries to help as well. But it is Tony who winds up trying to reverse unjust banishment of his family before a Gypsy court.
#14 - Though Lovers Be Lost (1)
Beauty and the Beast Season 3 - Episode 1
Catherine finds out while visiting Joe in the hospital that she is pregnant. As she heads to her car in the parking garage she is kidnapped. Due to Vincent's recent illness he can not sense where she is. He knows nothing of the child that she carries. The kidnappers lock her in a cell. They want only the child. They think that if they take the baby they will get Vincent to emerge and that is exactly what they want. They continue to hold Catherine captive as Vincent frantically searches for her. It seems completely hopeless without his sense of her. Yet he vows to find her no matter the cost.
#15 - Bone of Contention
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Season 3 - Episode 22
Ah abrasive Dr. John Porter arrives in town after hearing of the discovery of dinosaur bones. After learning they were found in a sacred Indian burial ground, he proceeds to spoil grave sites under the protection of the US Army. Cloud Dancing and the Cheyenne retaliate by taking the remains of the white settlers.
#17 - Whackets
Max Headroom Season 2 - Episode 5
A video narcotic is causing people to leave their TVs tuned to Big Time Television twenty-four hours a day.
#18 - P.S. I Love You (Part 2)
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 32
David tells Brandon about Kelly and Allison, and Brandon humiliates Kelly with his drunken ramblings. Brandon plans to give in to Valerie. The police pull over Brandon and arrest him when a joint is found in Val's car. He is released, but rejects Valerie. He clears the air with Kelly before heading home, and refuses another reconciliation attempt. After learning that Tom Rose knew his father, Dylan tries to contact Christine. Rose traces the call and takes Dylan up in a tram car, where his goons hold him over the edge. He says that he knows the identity of Jack's killer, but the information would cost Dylan his life. Dylan and Brandon end up sharing a bus ride home. Dylan plots to track down and kill his father's murderer. Brandon learns that the house has been sold, and he must move in two weeks. He and Valerie end up making out. Ray becomes physical with Donna during an argument and knocks her down the stairs. She suffers an arm injury, and is unnerved when her mother suddenly gives Ray her approval. Valerie tells Donna that she saw Ray push her, but Donna denies it and lashes out at Val. Steve discovers that his goddess is a man.
#21 - Qui Transtulit Sustinet
St. Elsewhere Season 2 - Episode 4
Dr. Craig performs the transplant amidst a publicity barrage; Morrison tries to adjust to his loss; Luther and Fiscus split an investment in silver futures; and Rosenthal counsels a group on breast cancer.
#22 - Girls on the Side
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 28
Kelly becomes depressed after making the cover of Seventeen, as she fears that she will never regain her past looks. Steve and Jackie try to convince her to continue her modeling career. Kelly has a chance meeting with Allison's girlfriend Dana, who gives her the brush-off. Kelly tries to visit Allison at the burn center, but she refuses to see her. Kelly talks to Dana's new girlfriend, who reveals that Allison dumped Dana because she is in love with Kelly. Allison calls Kelly and asks to see her after she is released from the hospital. Ray returns to town, and LuAnn gets drunk before his first performance. David and Clare take her home, and she babbles about Ray's affair with Valerie. David and Clare confront them, but decide not to tell Donna. Charley grows tired of seeing Dylan moon over Kelly; he encourages him to make a move. Jesse is offered a clerkship in Boise. Andrea offers her support, although she is less than thrilled by the move. Jesse turns down the offer because he doesn't want to force Andrea to give up her dreams of medical school. Music: 'Six Days on the Road' by Dave Dudley, 'In the Midnight Hour' by Wilson Pickett, 'One Night In Heaven' by M People.
#26 - A Happy Life
Beauty and the Beast Season 1 - Episode 22
Catherine's pain about her fragmented life almost causes her to end her relationship with Vincent.
#28 - The Library
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Season 3 - Episode 5
Elizabeth sends crates of books from Michaela's deceased father's collection, prompting her to open a public library. Many become alarmed at the content of some of the books and want to prevent people from reading them.
#29 - Alone at the Top
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 22
Valerie buys the Peach Pit After Dark from Rush. She threatens to fire Ray unless he resumes their relationship. Ray refuses to give in and decides to go on tour. Donna is furious with David for failing to defend Ray. Peter rents a motel room so that he and Andrea can have some privacy for their liaisons. Dylan rebuffs Valerie's advances; she tempts him by leaving a joint at his house. He tries to smoke it, but cannot light it due to heavy wind. The incident prompts Dylan to visit his friend Charley from rehab, who is now managing his family's motel. The student body demands action from Brandon following a rash of thefts on campus. Panic sweeps across the university after a woman is raped in broad daylight. David's roommate Lenny, a loner in his late twenties, is questioned about the crime. Music: 'Why' / 'Hold On' performed by Jamie Walters, 'Little Red Book' by Love, 'In a Broken Dream' by the Faces.
#30 - Realpolitik
Northern Exposure Season 6 - Episode 10
Maggie gets elected mayor. Joel invites Phil up river, for a game of golf and a test. Michelle covers Maggie's first city council meeting as mayor and Maggie makes her first motion for a centrally located dumpster but runs into opposition from the fiscal-restraint minded crowd. Maggie's power as mayor becomes a turn on for Chris. Marilyn invests money in a stud dog that doesn't want to mate.
#31 - The Deception
V Season 1 - Episode 4
Kyle Bates becomes involved in the Resistance when they are attempting to secretly move Elizabeth to safety in New York. Mike Donovan awakens to seemingly the ideal life with news that Earth has triumphed against the alien invaders. Alas, it's a holographic ruse by the Visitors aimed at gathering information about the Starchild.
#32 - AIDS and Comfort
St. Elsewhere Season 2 - Episode 9
White diagnoses a case of AIDS in a Boston city councilman; Dr. Ridley tries to help a tennis prodigy deal with pressure from her ambitious father; and Daniels and Ehrlich try to run a blood drive amidst a blizzard and rumors about the AIDS patient.
#33 - Prodigal Daughter
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 7 - Episode 11
Stardate: Unknown Miles O'Brien disappears while on a secret trip to New Sydney, which is in a system where Ezri's mother owns a mining company. While on her journey, Ezri is reunited with her estranged family.
#34 - Lessons
Max Headroom Season 2 - Episode 7
Network 23 censors go a step too far when they try to shut own a secret school in the fringes, because it's using pirated Network 23 instructional programming.
#35 - Everything's Coming Up Roses
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 6 - Episode 4
Donna, Kelly, Clare and Valerie try out for the Tournament of Roses Court. The other girls only wish to secure invitations to a ball, but Donna elects to proceed with the tryouts. Felice does not approve of this decision, leaving Donna confused. Colin opts out of the party to work on his mural, but later shows up with Valerie. Kelly throws a hissy fit before Colin explains that nothing is going on. Brandon and Susan cover the Rose Court tryouts for the newspaper, and attend the party together. When they return to the newsroom, Susan grabs Brandon and kisses him. Steve pretends to be sensitive as he woos a woman in a chat room. Clare asks Steve to escort her to the ball. He cuts the date short to meet with his on-line sweetheart, only to find out that it is Clare! Donna and Ray miss the ball because he has to perform at Jessica's birthday party. Toni surprises Dylan when they go motorcycle riding. Dylan admits to Brandon that he is falling for her. David grows tired of watching after his lonely mother. He and Val stop by Sheila's apartment and find an ambulance; Sheila has attempted suicide. Music: 'Devil With the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly' by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, 'Hold On' performed by Jamie Walters, 'In the Mood' / 'Moonlight Serenade' by Glenn Miller.
#36 - P.S. I Love You (Part 1)
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 31
Jim and Cindy leave for Hong Kong. Kelly wants to continue her relationship with Brandon, but he cannot get over the rejected marriage proposal. Steve and Donna head to Palm Springs for an Alpha/KEG convention. A contrite Ray agrees to accompany Donna, who is making a speech at the event. He quickly becomes angry and possessive. Rush tries to set up Steve with a business associate's daughter. Steve is more interested in the Cadillac-driving "goddess" he keeps encountering. Brandon and Valerie decide to head to Palm Springs to avoid the caravan of potential buyers who have overrun the house. Brandon goes on a drinking binge and finds himself tempted by Valerie. He has a hallucination in which his parents appear and express their disappointment. Kelly postpones her trip to the convention to spend the day with Allison, but is very secretive. David and Clare see them together and get the wrong idea. Allison admits her love for Kelly, who is not interested. Dylan's plans to visit his mother and sister are nixed when Charley finds an investor for the movie. Dylan is wary after learning that the man is a mobster. Music: 'Feel So High' by Des'ree, 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' by Peter, Paul & Mary, 'Fish Taco' by Dick Dale.
#37 - Release
St. Elsewhere Season 1 - Episode 12
A sadistic doctor orders White to get his first autopsy consent; an old friend of Dr. Craig's checks in a sex-change operation; Chandler takes over the case of the John Doe gunshot victim; and Drs. Samuels and Paxton argue over the care of a patient after renewing their intimate relationship.
#38 - Love
Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 10
Laura's childhood friend, Jane Canfield, comes back to Walnut Grove. Although she is blind, she falls in love with Mr. Edwards, a person who was old enough to be her father. Jane then undergoes an operation which allows her to see again. After a lot of soul searching, Mr. Edwards tells Jane that she should go out and find herself a better life. At the end of the show, we see Mr. Edwards in the distance watching Jane leave on the stagecoach.
#39 - Fertile Ground
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 10 - Episode 15
Matt's brother and sister-in-law come to town and reveal that they cannot conceive a child on their own. They ask Matt to be their surrogate father. Kelly objects and orders Matt to turn them down, then becomes angry upon learning that he told his brother that he had to bow to her wishes. She later realizes that not everything is about her and gives Matt her blessing. Gina, with Dylan's help, gets a shot at another television job. The man will not hire her unless she helps his teenage son lose weight before the school dance. Gina loses the job (as usual) after she encourages the boy to stand up to his overbearing father. She convinces the man to treat his son with respect by detailing the way that her pushy mother shaped her life. Gina escorts Michael to the dance, where Dylan surprises her by showing up to give her the prom she never had. Donna dates the clothing buyer for a chain of stores. He buys a bunch of her designs, but Donna nixes a relationship because they have nothing in common. She becomes jealous when David gets involved with Camille Desmond, the editor of a fashion magazine. Steve confesses his past fling with Darby to Janet, who fires the woman. Steve suffers a bruised ego because Darby doesn't remember the encounter. Josie fears for her life because she had to flush $90,000 worth of merchandise; she insists that the other dealer will kill her. Josie asks Noah to lobby Dylan on her behalf. He refuses to help. Josie's brother Shane and another man kidnap Noah at gunpoint, as they assume that someone would actually pay to get him back. Music 'Take a Picture' by Filter, 'If You Believe' by Sasha.