The BEST episodes written by Esther Mitchell

One at a Time
star
9.33
3 votes

#1 - One at a Time

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 28

After losing his entire squad to Saunders' men, a wounded German sergeant escapes and vows to kill the Americans, saving Saunders for last.

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Conflict
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8.86
7 votes

#2 - Conflict

Combat! - Season 5 - Episode 11

Saunders' squad suffers from exhaustion and lack of sleep. After two days of continuous patrol in bad weather, their low morale and raw nerves jeopardize a vital mission. Surprisingly, the worst case of this ISN'T Kirby . . .

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The Leader
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8.50
6 votes

#3 - The Leader

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 31

Kirby, who is given command of the squad in Saunders's absence, finds the challenges mounting quickly and learns a lesson in leadership.

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Run, Sheep, Run
star
8.40
5 votes

#4 - Run, Sheep, Run

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 30

In his first battle, Private Corey freezes. Afterwards, the squad commends him for his actions, believing he destroyed a machine gun nest.

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Evasion
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8.25
8 votes

#5 - Evasion

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 6

Lieutenant Hanley is a POW in an ancient castle. Because he has strategic information, his fellow prisoners provide him with a fake Albanian uniform and papers for his escape, which begins a long and harrowing trip to the Allied lines.

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Decision
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8.22
9 votes

#6 - Decision

Combat! - Season 5 - Episode 9

Saunders is uneasy about Pvt. Charles Harris, who is with the squad as a demolition man. The assignment is to destroy a communications station. On the way, Doc learns that Harris is a doctor. Harris must make a decision whether to continue running away from what he is.

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The Old Men
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8.00
5 votes

#7 - The Old Men

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 10

On patrol to snatch an enemy prisoner, the squad is saddled with three over-aged replacements: an injured vet of the Italian campaign who refuses to accept that he is incapable of fighting as he did as a youth, a homesick family man, and a politician with senatorial ambitions.

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Search and Destroy
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8.00
1 votes

#8 - Search and Destroy

Cannon - Season 4 - Episode 24

Cannon searches for a missing girl who's on the lam after witnessing a murder.

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Overload
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7.94
16 votes

#9 - Overload

CHiPs - Season 5 - Episode 25

Computer-theft plotters jam the CHP computer center and attempt to rendezvous with an ocean-bound yacht.

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The Bridge at Chalons
star
7.90
10 votes

#10 - The Bridge at Chalons

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 1

Sgt. Turk (Lee Marvin) commands a small demolition team that Saunders and his squad is ordered to take behind German lines to destroy a bridge. Turk had a close friend killed on a previous mission, and does not believe the squad can handle the job. He is hostile and abrasive. As casualties mount, it begins to appear that his doubts may be well placed.

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The Mockingbird
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7.67
6 votes

#11 - The Mockingbird

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 17

Lt. Hanley, Caje, Kirby, and Pvt. Banning are sent behind German lines to find an American intelligence officer, Capt. Thorpe, who has important intelligence to get back to American G2. Three days before a big German advance, a German spy poses as a downed American flyer, Lt. Asher, to secure information on the French underground.

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The Case of the Badgered Brother
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7.61
32 votes

#12 - The Case of the Badgered Brother

Perry Mason - Season 7 - Episode 12

Brothers Martin and Todd Baylor are feuding over ownership of a successful chain of clothing stores. Martin ends up with a knife sticking out of his back one night and Todd is charged with the murder.

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Anatomy of a Patrol
star
7.50
8 votes

#13 - Anatomy of a Patrol

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 11

When a U.S. reconnaissance plane crashes, Sgt. Saunders' men race a German patrol to recover the pilot and his film. The Americans get there first, but carrying the wounded airman on a stretcher over heavily wooded hills slows them down. The wily German Sgt. Beckman (James Caan) and his squad counter Saunders' every trick.

The Eyes of the Hunter
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7.50
6 votes

#14 - The Eyes of the Hunter

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 19

Private Jessie Burgess is assigned to guide Sgt. Saunder's squad to a hidden German artillery site because he has done detailed reconnaissance. Saunders is warned to keep a close watch on Burgess but he doesn't know why. Burgess is popular with people who don't work with him.

The Case of the Fickle Filly
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7.25
28 votes

#15 - The Case of the Fickle Filly

Perry Mason - Season 6 - Episode 11

When Jennifer is alone after her father's heart attack, her only friend is her filly Tiger Lily. She's penniless until a present from her late father is dropped in her lap, but it turns out that the present is worthless, although Brad Shelby did pay $50,000 in order to capitalize on it.

The Gun
star
7.23
39 votes

#16 - The Gun

Combat! - Season 5 - Episode 1

Saunders and his squad accompany a tank to destroy a German bunker. After their tank is destroyed, Saunders decides to use a German cannon for the mission. Moving the gun to the target is a physical and mental challenge.

The Case of the Ruinous Road
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7.23
22 votes

#17 - The Case of the Ruinous Road

Perry Mason - Season 8 - Episode 14

The foundations of a large company are shaken when the chief engineer uncovers evidence of budget tampering.

The Crystals
star
7.01
76 votes

#18 - The Crystals

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 2 - Episode 8

Buck, Wilma, and Hawk are confronted with a bizarre riddle on an alien planet they are exploring for crystals to power the Searcher. Part of the riddle is the connection between a young woman and an eerie, mummy-like creature they encounter on the planet. Meanwhile, on the Searcher, the android Crichton believes he has discovered the link -- one that is crucial to the success of their mission.

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The Short Day of Private Putnam
star
7.00
6 votes

#19 - The Short Day of Private Putnam

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 28

A new squad member is aggressive and naive. When Putnam puts his unsubtle moves on a knowing French bartender, Fauvette, she befriends him and learns he is really only 15. In a perilous situation, he panics, endangering himself and Sgt. Saunders.

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Billy the Kid
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6.80
5 votes

#20 - Billy the Kid

Combat! - Season 3 - Episode 29

Lieutenant William Benton, the son of celebrated General Bull Benton, leads a mission to locate a big artillery piece that is cutting up the American lines. It is his first field experience, and he has a lot to prove.

Angels in the Stretch
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6.78
37 votes

#21 - Angels in the Stretch

Charlie's Angels - Season 3 - Episode 13

The Angels are called in to find the murderer of a gambler killed while investigating the suspicious antics of a dull racehorse.

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The First Day
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6.70
10 votes

#22 - The First Day

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 2

The squad, worn-out and exhausted, receives four green replacements. The story follows these four teenagers as they attempt to survive their first day on the front line.

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Dragons and Owls
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6.63
8 votes

#23 - Dragons and Owls

S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Episode 21

Clues to the perpetrators of a series of rapes are a religious medal and a Biblical quotation overheard by one of the victims.

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A Rare Vintage
star
6.50
6 votes

#24 - A Rare Vintage

Combat! - Season 3 - Episode 12

Saunders, Caje, Doc and a disgruntled straggler, Pvt. Garrett, are flushing a winery when a squad of Germans enter carrying a badly wounded Lt. Hanley. They need the help of the old winemaker to try and get away with Hanley. The winemaker might be able to teach Garrett something about courage.

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Teen Angels
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6.32
37 votes

#25 - Teen Angels

Charlie's Angels - Season 3 - Episode 20

The Angels assume false identities in order to investigate a murder at a posh girl's school. During their probe, they discover that some of the girls are involved in the sale and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Journey to Oasis (1)
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6.21
107 votes

#26 - Journey to Oasis (1)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 2 - Episode 3

Hawk's first mission among the humans is to join Buck, Wilma, and Dr. Goodfellow in escorting Ambassador Duvoe to a peace conference that could avert a terrible galactic war. Crisis strikes as their shuttle passes through an electric storm and crashes in the desert. With contact with Searcher impossible, the party must travel by foot to Oasis, encountering savage mutants and a mischievous gnome named ODX.

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Journey to Oasis (2)
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5.15
58 votes

#27 - Journey to Oasis (2)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 2 - Episode 4

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A Shallow Grave
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2.00
1 votes

#28 - A Shallow Grave

Hawaii Five-O - Season 12 - Episode 10

A young man on vacation has strange visions that lead him to the site of an old murder and help him discover a lost family.

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