The BEST episodes written by Roberto Orci

Raging Bully
37 votes

#1 - Raging Bully

Jack of All Trades - Season 1 - Episode 6

Jack must beat a very, very tiny Napoleon at poker to save his life and win Louisiana back from the French.

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The Morning After
67 votes

#2 - The Morning After

Jack of All Trades - Season 2 - Episode 4

After sampling some Bonaparte family wine, Jack and Emilia are shocked to wake up in bed together. Eyebrows are raised a little more, when they discover their own clothes strewn around Pulau Pulau...

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The Floundering Father
12 votes

#3 - The Floundering Father

Jack of All Trades - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jack and Emilia must rescue the kidnapped Benjamin Franklin, who is en route to France to build a weapon of mass destruction for Napoleon.

103 votes

#4 - Resurrection

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 3

Bronagh, leader of the Celts on the island of Eire, told Hercules he was their "Chosen One" -- chosen to lead the Celts to freedom. But the gods of Eire didn't like the Celts worshiping Druids, so they sent Morrigan, a demigod assassin, to destroy the Druids. However, when she killed the Druid guardian of justice, she unwittingly took his place. Hercules, who finally stopped blaming himself for Iolaus' death, defeated Morrigan in battle, but the Druids explained that if she died, the spirit of justice would die with her. They disappeared, leaving Hercules to care for Morrigan.

A Rock and a Hard Place
49 votes

#5 - A Rock and a Hard Place

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 3 - Episode 21

Was Cassus innocent or did he really murder an entire family? Hercules was determined to find out before the angry mob lynched Cassus. After a fight, the two men found themselves trapped inside an abandoned mine. A large slab of rock pinned Cassus to the ground, crushing his lower body and condemning him to death. When Iolaus found Cassus' estranged son Nico, and brought him to his father, Cassus finally told the truth: he was indeed a murderer. He hoped his confession might save Nico from making the same terrible mistakes in his life.

Faith (1)
104 votes

#6 - Faith (1)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 1

Nebula took Hercules and Iolaus to Sumeria, where the angry gods were leveling cities. To remedy the situation, King Gilgamesh took Hercules with him on a series of physical trials in a pyramid, where they retrieved a chalice of sacred nectar. But Gilgamesh betrayed Hercules by drinking the nectar and crushing the cup, becoming a disciple of the demon Dahak. Next, Gilgamesh tried to scarifice a warrior heart -- Nebula's. But Iolaus, who was in love with Nebula, saved her by taking the dagger himself. Hercules destroyed Gilgamesh, but he was too late for Iolaus, who died in his arms.

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Reunions (3)
45 votes

#7 - Reunions (3)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 22

While Iolaus paid a visit to his mother, Hercules explored Olympus. He was hurt to learn the real reason his father had brought him there: Zeus needed protection from Hera and the other gods, who were conspiring against him. But Hercules couldn't turn his back on his father. Then Zeus allowed Hera to rip away his godhood in order to save Alcmene's spirit from eternal hell. Hercules went to the dark side of Olympus, where he overcame Apollo and Hera in battle. Zeus' godhood was restored, Alcmene returned to the Elysian Fields, and Hercules became a half-mortal again.

Twilight (1)
77 votes

#8 - Twilight (1)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 20

As Alcmene's health failed, Hercules recalled the time years ago when the Parthans invaded Caylan territory. Young Hercules, Jason and Iolaus joined King Eteocles and fought bravely to repel the invaders, but the King was killed. Many more died before Hercules and Jason were able to make an offer of peace, asking King Stavros to share the disputed land with the Caylans. Stavros was impressed by their bravery and agreed ending the conflict. Back in the present , Alcmene passed away and was buried by hercules and his friends. Suddenly his father, Zeus, confronted an angry Hercules.

Letters of Transit
7806 votes

#9 - Letters of Transit

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 19

The Fringe team goes back to the future as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.

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9769 votes

#10 - Pilot

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 1

When all the passengers on a plane die, FBI agent Olivia Dunham investigates the events and her partner almost dies. A desperate Olivia looks for help from Dr. Walter Bishop who has been institutionalized. Olivia, Dr. Bishop and his son Peter begin to discover what really happened on Flight 627 and begin to uncover a larger truth.

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4698 votes

#11 - Pilot

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 1

After being resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, Ichabod Crane finds himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him. When Sheriff August Corbin is killed by the infamous Headless Horseman, Ichabod forms an unlikely bond with Detective Abbie Mills, a young cop who has her own childhood supernatural experiences. Together, the two embark on a mission to stop evil and uncover mysteries dating back to the founding of our country. Captain Frank Irving hesitates to believe Ichabod's tales of supernatural evil. But when Ichabod's former wife, Katrina, provides clues about impending evil, they all begin to realize that this town is anything but sleepy.

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6835 votes

#12 - Bound

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 11

Olivia's sister, Rachel (Ari Graynor), visits; Walter, Peter and Olivia try to solve the murder of an esteemed epidemiologist, which may be linked to Olivia's abduction.

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For Those of You Just Joining Us
74 votes

#13 - For Those of You Just Joining Us

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 9

Studio head B.S. Hollinsoffer ordered the producers and writers to a retreat at Camp Wannachuck, where he hoped they would come up with some better ideas for Hercules episodes. Kevin Sorbo, who was really Hercules, arrived at the retreat and offered touching stories about Hercules and a noble death for Iolaus. He also saved his co-workers from three attempts on their lives, all perpetrated by Hollisoffer in disguise. The studio head had been working with Ares in exchange for his own network. Realizing the god of war really existed, the writers then wondered whether there might be a real Hercules.

4826 votes

#14 - Pilot

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 1

Steve McGarrett is summoned home to the island of Honolulu to bury his father after he is murdered by a madman. Governor Jameson wants Steve to head up a new elite police unit and she will give him full authority to get the job done. Initially he turns down the job, but when he meets the man in charge of the unit, he changes his mind.

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The Same Old Story
8565 votes

#15 - The Same Old Story

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 2

Olivia, along with Peter and Walter Bishop, investigates the strange death of a woman who had an even stranger child. The woman was pregnant for only hours, yet the baby she birthed was fully developed - and also aged eighty years in the span of a few minutes. Olivia asks Nina Sharp of Massive Dynamic for help.

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Color Blind
869 votes

#16 - Color Blind

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 7

While helping Shepard escape from the asylum in Bucharest, Sydney discovers the shocking connection he has with her past. Meanwhile, after tracking the computer virus secretly planted by the CIA, Sloane is confronted by Alliance representative Alain Christophe, who suggests that one or more moles may have infiltrated SD-6. Will continues to investigate the woman claiming to be Danny's mistress and Sydney finds out the truth about her father's involvement in her mother's death 20 years earlier.

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The Coup
716 votes

#17 - The Coup

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 14

Sydney and Dixon are sent to Las Vegas to gather information from a K-Directorate agent who has ties to the group that attacked and nearly destroyed SD-6. Meanwhile, Sydney learns some shocking news about Francie's fiancé, Charlie, Will begins his journey in discovering what SD-6 really is, and Jack continues to try to be more of a father to Sydney when he helps her decide whether or not to continue with graduate school.

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698 votes

#18 - Cipher

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 3

Sydney must outwit Sark in order to find a crucial piece of intel. Meanwhile, Jack faces Sydney's mother for the first time in almost 20 years. Will finally meets Vaughn and Sloane is haunted by his wife's death.

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The Ghost Network
7940 votes

#19 - The Ghost Network

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 3

The team investigates a bus full of dead commuters that appear to be fossilized and uncover a man who has visions of pattern-related disturbances before they happen; Dr. Bishop requests a piano in the lab to help him process data.

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Blood Moon
3904 votes

#20 - Blood Moon

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 2

Still adjusting to his 21st century reality, Ichabod Crane and Det. Abbie Mills move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod's former wife Katrina, sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town. Meanwhile, despite all odds, Officer Andy Brooks is back and on a questionable mission of his own.

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684 votes

#21 - Succession

Alias - Season 3 - Episode 2

Sydney's search for her past leads to a jailed Sark, but their Q&A is cut short when he becomes the ransom for a pair of abducted CIA scientists, whose kidnappers may be tied to the murder of his father. Jack contacts an old friend of sorts for info on Sloane's new world-peace project, and Vaughn makes a decision about his future as an operative.

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Double Agent
619 votes

#22 - Double Agent

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 14

Sydney, Vaughn and Jack must determine whether CIA agent Lennox is who he says he is after his deep cover mission is compromised.

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677 votes

#23 - Salvation

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 6

Sydney's trust in her father begins to fade. Meanwhile, Sydney and Vaughn may have been exposed to a deadly virus while in Taipei; Sloane haunted by Emily's death begins to unravel. Vaughn enlists Will to help research a case.

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The Abduction
689 votes

#24 - The Abduction

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 10

Jack meets Alliance counterintelligence head Ariana Kane, who is sent in to investigate Emily's disappearance and to discover who is trying to blackmail Sloane. Meanwhile, Marshall is sent on his first mission with Sydney as his partner. Vaughn schedules Will to take a CIA psych test. Francie gets suspicious over Sydney and Will's secretive behavior.

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3591 votes

#25 - Lanakila

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 4

(Victory) Five-0 is tasked with tracking down a violent convict after he breaks from an Island prison in search of his stolen money and kidnaps a young couple on vacation in Waikiki. Meanwhile, McGarrett's estranged sister, Mary Ann, arrives from the mainland.

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1088 votes

#26 - Parity

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sydney's life is in mortal danger as she is sent to Madrid to retrieve a 500-year-old sketch that contains a set of numbers and meets up with her deadly nemesis, K-Directorate agent Anna Espinosa. Meanwhile, Will delves deeper into the cause of Danny's death and discovers a very strange anomaly.

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783 votes

#27 - Masquerade

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 18

While on a case to track the activities of Khasinau, a.k.a. "The Man," Sydney runs into her ex-lover, Noah Hicks, who broke her heart and left without saying goodbye five years earlier. Meanwhile, Sydney tells Sloane that she wants to find her mother; Jack is ordered to see CIA psychiatrist Dr. Barnett to help him deal with his churning emotions after discovering that his wife may still be alive; and Will and Francie become suspicious of Sydney's activities after finding one of her airline ticket stubs.

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A Free Agent
667 votes

#28 - A Free Agent

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 15

Sydney must make a life-defining decision regarding her future with the agency, while Sloane re-emerges and continues his obsessive quest to piece together the mysterious Rambaldi artifacts - with the reluctant aid of a kidnapped scientist. Meanwhile, Dixon's marriage is put to the test after he tells his wife the truth about his occupation.

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108 votes

#29 - Atlantis

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 3 - Episode 22

After his transport ship went down at sea, Hercules found himself on the shores of Atlantis. There he met Cassandra, a beautiful woman whose premonitions told her Atlantis was doomed. But King Panthius, scorning Cassandra's warnings, arrested the young woman and her new friend Hercules. Soon they learned Panthius' crystal-powered cannon had caused Hercules' shipwreck, and enslaved sailors worked the kings crystal mines. Escaping the torture chamber, Hercules freed the sailors and came back for Cassandra. They soared away to safety in a glider as the foundation of Atlantis crumbled, destroying the island city.

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Full Circle
43 votes

#30 - Full Circle

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 6 - Episode 8

Evander, son of Ares, had the power to create anything he could imagine. Zeus, wishing to make amends with Hera, used the boy to free his former love from the Abyss of Tartarus. Unfortunately, the Titans were released, too. Helios and Oceanus tried to destroy Hercules and Iolaus but succeeded only in destroying each other. Meanwhile, the third Titan, Atlas, attacked Olympus. But Hera turned him into stone, condemning Atlas to hold the weight of the world on his shoulders forever. Hercules and Iolaus took Evander home to Nemesis, while Zeus and Hera began their reconciliation.

Medea Culpa
51 votes

#31 - Medea Culpa

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 11

When they were teenagers, Hercules, Iolaus and Jason banded together to kill the Ghidra, one of Hera's deadly pets. On their journey they met the beautiful young Medea, who decided to join their quest. Soon a love triangle developed in which Medea fell for Hercules while Jason was smitten with Medea. Their jealousies temporarily drove the friends apart, which was Hera's plan all along. But Medea wanted no part of Hera when the angry goddess struck down Jason. Medea healed Jason with her own powers and helped the three friends defeat the hideous, two-headed Ghidra in its lair.

Web of Desire
52 votes

#32 - Web of Desire

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 4

The pirate captain Nebula tried to bury her stolen trunk of jewels in a seaside cave. But the horrifying Arachne, half spider and half woman attacked her. When Hercules and Iolaus showed up, they joined forces with Nebula to try and destroy Arachne before she could destroy them. Arachne swooped down from the ceiling of the cave and snatched Iolaus. Finding his friend wrapped in a cocoon, Hercules took on the spider-woman. During the fight he held up a reflective shield, and when Arachne saw her own image, she backed away in horror, right into a flaming cocoon.

Quid Go Pro
110 votes

#33 - Quid Go Pro

Matador (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Tony Bravo, a DEA agent from Boyle Heights, is recruited by a little-known branch of the CIA for a top-secret mission: investigate the LA Riot—one of the greatest soccer teams in the world—by going undercover as one of their players. Tony will need the espionage skills to impress his handlers and some fast footwork to make the team, or The Beautiful Game could end in sudden death. Is Tony in for the win?

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Men in Pink
50 votes

#34 - Men in Pink

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 12

When Salmoneus and Autolycus were mistaken for the murderers of King Pholus, they disguised themselves as performers in the widow Twanky's all girl dance troupe. Autolycus promptly fell for the voluptuous Cupcake, while Salmoneus earned the unwanted affections of their pursuer, the late king's greedy brother Gekkus. Things got worse when the two men were forced to perform the Hootchi-Coochie-Jiggle-Wiggle in the buff, although Twanky was thrilled. The final showdown with Gekkus on stage was perceived by the audience as part of the show, Cupcake helped Autolycus and Salmoneus overcome Gekkus, who was hauled away as the king's killer.

...And Fancy Free
45 votes

#35 - ...And Fancy Free

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 8

Ever since she was a little girl, Althea wanted to be a dancer. The awkward young woman endured taunts from the graceful Oena because she wanted to compete in the Panathenia ballroom dance competition. Then Hercules volunteered to be her dance partner. Anxious to make sure the duo would not defeat his niece Oena, Asterius tried to have them killed. But they thwarted his paln and took lessons from the widow Twanky. After fighting off an attack by Asterius' henchmen, Hercules and Althea arrived at the Panathenian just in time and performed the dance of their lives to thunderous applause.