The BEST episodes directed by William A. Fraker

Fascination for the Flame
10 votes

#1 - Fascination for the Flame

Wiseguy - Season 1 - Episode 13

Convinced an associate's bride-to-be is a Fed, Mel insists he postpone the wedding. Insulted, Paco brings up a death squad to hit Mel, then arranges to kidnap Susan to force Mel to give him all of their drug action. Vinnie and Roger rescue Susan. Frank finds out Paco's bride was an undercover CIA agent. (source:

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Tina, is That You?
157 votes

#2 - Tina, is That You?

The Flash - Season 1 - Episode 13

Barry is having trouble sleeping. Tina tries to use bio-feedback to help him, but it back fires on Tina. She joins a gang, and she's able to hold Flash at bay with her knowledge of his strengths and weaknesses. Barry has got to find a way to save his friend.

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4 votes

#3 - Sanctuary

Wiseguy - Season 3 - Episode 21

Depressed, Vinnie contemplates suicide, then hears church bells. He goes to confession and breaks down, begging Father Pat to help him. Frank goes to Seattle to look for Vinnie. Vinnie tells Father Pat about the toxic dumping, and the priest arranges a press conference. Frank finally finds Vinnie at the church. Kousakis overhears the plan to expose him on the news and shoots at them, wounding Frank and Father Pat. Vinnie and Dan chase Kousakis. Dan finds out Frank is in critical condition and goes to the hospital. After trying to revive Frank, the doctors give up when he flat lines. (source:

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Day Seven
4 votes

#4 - Day Seven

Wiseguy - Season 3 - Episode 11

Vinnie and Dan find evidence of the counterfeiting ring in Utah, but it seems to have come too easily, so Vinnie heads into the mountains to meet a billionaire recluse, Prescott Wilson, who might hold the key to the truth in the case. Frank and Vinnie convince Senator Pickering to delay passage of Senator Getzloff's trade bill while they search for the plane carrying the yen. Masters presents the Attorney General with photos of Vinnie and Kate talking with Wilson, as well as the printing plate with Vinnie's prints on it. Frank is ordered to arrest Vinnie. (source:

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How Will They Remember Me?
3 votes

#5 - How Will They Remember Me?

Wiseguy - Season 3 - Episode 6

When a local priest finds a box that belonged to Pete, he takes it to Vinnie, who finds a diary of his father's inside. As he reads it, he finds out about a dark episode involving his father and the local mob. The episode uses black and white film and familiar faces to bring John's diary to life. (source:

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4 votes

#6 - Reunion

Wiseguy - Season 3 - Episode 8

Vinnie attends his 15-year high school reunion and bumps into two old friends, one a mob lawyer and one a detective. Vinnie is torn between telling Denise he's a cop and protecting his cover. Frank tells Vinnie that Denise has bugged his house, making Vinnie furious and determined to teach Denise a lesson. Denise and Mooch get married. (source:

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