The BEST episodes directed by Whitney Ransick

Dead End
152 votes

#1 - Dead End

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 3 - Episode 13

The detectives continue chasing their only lead, the child molester. Munch is teamed with Stan's old partner. Beau has no feeling in his foot, but feels guilt about Kay's condition. Stan's ex-wife arrives in town, but has a hard time going to see him at the hospital. Barnfather and Granger want Russert to review Gee and see if he was negligent in his duties regarding the paperwork that led to the shooting. The pedophile is located and it is discovered he was responsible for the strangulation of a young boy, but not the shooting of the three detectives.

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171 votes

#2 - Crosetti

Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 3 - Episode 6

Crosetti's body is found and Bolander is the primary and he thinks the evidence points to suicide. If it is a suicide, there will be no honor guard for the funeral. Refusing to accept the death as a suicide, Meldrick launches his own investigation and tries to thwart Bolander's investigation. Bayliss and Pembleton make arrangements for the funeral reception. Pembleton has reservations about going into the church for the services. Munch works with his brother, an undertaker, to arrange for a coffin. The preliminary ME report shows Crosetti had a blood alcohol level of .25 and wide variety of anti-depressants, The verdict: suicide.

Dead of Winter
275 votes

#3 - Dead of Winter

ER - Season 2 - Episode 11

Shep and Raul bring a dozen malnourished and abandoned children into the ER, keeping everyone very busy. Shep has a run-in with Malik and Benton when he makes an off-handed racially insensitive remark. Carter's high from the admission of Mrs. Rubadoux to the study ends when she shows no signs of recovery. Jeanie and Carol clash when Jeanie receives a poor evaluation. Al asks Jeanie to give him another chance. Mark is served with divorce papers.

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Something Wicked
3217 votes

#4 - Something Wicked

Supernatural - Season 1 - Episode 18

Sam and Dean battle a Shtriga, a witch that sneaks into childrens' bedrooms and sucks the lives out of them. Dean must relive his childhood when he remembers that he encountered the Shtriga years ago.

938 votes

#5 - Hidden

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 3

A krypto-mutant, Gabriel, hacks into missile codes and prepares to eliminate krypto-mutants in Smallville once and for all. A powerless Clark confronts him and is shot, and only Jor-El can save him.

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790 votes

#6 - Oracle

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 21

Clark and Martha are both visited by Jonathan's ghost, who warns them about Lionel and claims that Clark must kill him to stop him. Meanwhile Fine will do whatever it takes to get the vaccine from Lex.

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Ghost Dance
177 votes

#7 - Ghost Dance

Tremors - Season 1 - Episode 2

Three people enter an abandoned silver mine and are attacked by a strange creature, which drains the water from their bodies. Rosalita thinks it's a ghost, but Burt knows it must be something else, especially when two government agents arrive in Perfection.

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Dead Ringers
51 votes

#8 - Dead Ringers

Martial Law - Season 1 - Episode 3

When fighters start dying in an Internet based all-in-fighting competition the LAPD are called in. Louis goes undercover to see whether or not the fighters are being murdered

Painted Faces
41 votes

#9 - Painted Faces

Martial Law - Season 1 - Episode 12

Sammo's nemesis, Lee Hei, is back in the US and attempts to assassinate the mayor of Shanghai.

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831 votes

#10 - Fierce

Smallville - Season 7 - Episode 3

Kara takes to life in Smallville by getting a job at the Talon, and entering the Miss Sweet Corn Pageant as a contestant, overruling Clark's objections. However, Lex takes an interest in her and three of the other contestants discover she has super-powers and decide to use her to steal a valuable time capsule.

782 votes

#11 - Spirit

Smallville - Season 4 - Episode 18

On the eve of the Smallville High School Prom, stuck-up candidate for Prom Queen Dawn Stiles is pulled into a coma when she is involved in a car crash into a ravine filled with dozens of chunks of kryptonite. While her body lies in a coma, Dawn finds her spirit allowed to possess the bodies of others, where she can continue her quest to become Prom Queen. As a result, Martha, her body possessed by Dawn, flirts with Clark and asks him to the Prom, Lana attempts to electrocute the ex-boyfriend who dumped Dawn, Lois goes all-out to ensure she and Clark go to Prom together, and Chloe attempts to set fire to the school on Prom night.

38 votes

#12 - Wildlife

Martial Law - Season 1 - Episode 14

Sammo and Tyrell try to nail an illegal animal trading and hunting ring.

797 votes

#13 - Wither

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 3

Clark and Chloe pursue a plant creature that uses male humans to recreate, one which has taken Jimmy Olsen as its next human breeding ground. Meanwhile, Oliver Queen asks a reluctant Lois to be his date at a charity ball held by Lex.

Cop Out
53 votes

#14 - Cop Out

Martial Law - Season 1 - Episode 5

Using his status as a new and unknown member of the LAPD Sammo goes undercover to help the team root out a group of vigilante cops.

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893 votes

#15 - Sleeper

Smallville - Season 7 - Episode 17

While Clark seeks out Brainiac to force him to fulfill his side of their bargain and restore Lana, Chloe and Jimmy go up against the government.

778 votes

#16 - Tomb

Smallville - Season 5 - Episode 14

Chloe is possessed by the spirit of a young girl whose body is sealed in the Talon's walls, and goes searching for the girl's killer while Clark and Lois try to track her down.

755 votes

#17 - Gemini

Smallville - Season 7 - Episode 9

A mysterious man who claims to be a product of Lex's latest project plants a bomb on Chloe and uses her to force Lois to get the truth from Lex.

746 votes

#18 - Labyrinth

Smallville - Season 6 - Episode 12

Clark is in his barn one moment... and the next finds himself in a psychiatric hospital where he discovers he's been suffering from delusions that he came from another planet and has super-powers.

178 votes

#19 - Coda

Mental - Season 1 - Episode 9

The murder of a drug dealer has Jack embroiled in a mystery when the only witness is the victim's autistic teenage daughter. The detectives struggle to get any useful information from the teen, but Jack uses unconventional methods to gather clues from her statement. Meanwhile, Arturo receives a visit from his father, who believes he can settle a real medical case since he plays a doctor on a soap opera.

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25 Hours of Christmas
49 votes

#20 - 25 Hours of Christmas

Nash Bridges - Season 2 - Episode 12

It's Christmas Eve, and Nash and his fellow cops are trapped at the SIU as they wrap up a murder investigation and a prostitution case. Joe borrows Nash's 'Cuda to get it detailed and freaks out when the car is stolen; Nash's personal gifts to Lisa and Whitney get mixed-up; personal crises abound as the cops deal with the Christmas holiday.

Gun Play
49 votes

#21 - Gun Play

Nash Bridges - Season 2 - Episode 18

After Cassidy is hit in the behind by a stray bullet at school, Nash and Joe go on the hunt for the shooter and the dealer who's putting guns into kid's hands. Due to earthquake repairs on his apartment, Nash and Nick have to take up residence with Lisa for a few days. It's here that Nash meets Freddie, the apple of Cassidy's eye, the pain in Nash's behind, and learns that Cassidy's decided not to go to college.