The BEST episodes written by Roger Director

Cool Hand Dave (1)
44 votes

#1 - Cool Hand Dave (1)

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 5

Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.

The Client's Best Interest
5 votes

#2 - The Client's Best Interest

Arli$$ - Season 1 - Episode 10

In the 12th annual Den of Thieves Rotisserie Baseball League, Arliss and Kirby hope their Frozen Ropes can bring the title back where it belongs, away from cosmetic surgeon Vic Freed and his hated Silicone Valley. Arliss must resolve a conflict of interest between the good of the Frozen Ropes, and the good of AMM client and Phillies ace Ned Bastille.

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Atlas Belched
117 votes

#3 - Atlas Belched

Moonlighting - Season 2 - Episode 9

Dave busies himself finding an important phone index for a hapless young executive while Maddie mulls over an offer to sell the agency to a competitor.

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Tale in Two Cities
45 votes

#4 - Tale in Two Cities

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 4

Maddie's parents throw a party for her in Chicago while Dave and Bert party it up in LA.

Washington Deceased
18 votes

#5 - Washington Deceased

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 16

LaRue moonlights on a low budget horror picture and "borrows" one of the props for a joke on an obnoxious detective; a department accountant dogs Furillo; and Chief Daniels uses his position to punish Mayo for refusing his advances the night before.

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Cool Hand Dave (2)
45 votes

#6 - Cool Hand Dave (2)

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 6

Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.

Last Chance Salon
16 votes

#7 - Last Chance Salon

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 11

Renewed gang feuding involves a small local grocery store and its owners; Belker takes his anger about Robin's decision to stop seeing him out on his frightened informant during a beauty parlor undercover; Garibaldi cuts corners to help a young hooker and in his night school class; and Furillo must work against Daniels to head off a major gang battle.

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Yours, Very Deadly
110 votes

#8 - Yours, Very Deadly

Moonlighting - Season 3 - Episode 4

Dave and Maddie are hired by a married woman to find the man she has been sharing a torrid romantic correspondence with and make sure he understands the arrangement is over.

Maddie Hayes Got Married
41 votes

#9 - Maddie Hayes Got Married

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 12

Maddie's confused and worried: Dave has insisted on throwing a bachelor party for Walter and a huge formal wedding for her.

Fetal Attraction
41 votes

#10 - Fetal Attraction

Moonlighting - Season 4 - Episode 9

Dave searches for a suitable Lamaze partner so he can be prepared for Maddie's delivery.

If These Wolves Could Talk
11 votes

#11 - If These Wolves Could Talk

Wolf Lake - Season 1 - Episode 9

Crackpot Web adventurer Arthur Van Halen, who has been chasing shape-shifting wolves for some time, traps Ruby while she's in wolfen form after escaping from Tyler and plans to expose the Wolf Lake community to his Internet audience. Meanwhile, Luke is consumed with jealousy while spying on Sophia and orders Sophia to stay away from her new boyfriend. Not aware that Ruby is being held captive, Vivian orders a kill or capture order, for fear that her being at large will endanger the community.

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You're in Alice's
21 votes

#12 - You're in Alice's

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 22

Detective Phil Dugan cuts some corners to catch an elusive mobster; Goldblume pursues a solitary investigation into Gina's death; Hill and Renko try to help a homeless family caught up in red tape; Coffey gets to ride with Jablonski; Calletano and Hunter test for the captain's position; and everyone faces a random drug screening.

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Call of Silence
1383 votes

#13 - Call of Silence

NCIS - Season 2 - Episode 7

Ernie Yost, an elder Marine veteran confesses to murdering his best friends almost 60 years ago in a war battle and the NCIS's job is to solve all the secrets and save Ernie from prison.

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Davenport in a Storm
17 votes

#14 - Davenport in a Storm

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 15

New ADA Davenport faces opposition when she decides to prosecute three white teens for the death of a young black athlete; Furillo's car accident starts an investigation into illegal gun sales by Al DiPiano; and Mayo has a date with Chief Daniels.

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112 votes

#15 - Camille

Moonlighting - Season 2 - Episode 18

Dave hires an unlucky con woman who accidentally became a heroine when she stopped an assassination attempt against a United States senator, but who is still pursued by a determined crooked cop.

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Rocket Man
2102 votes

#16 - Rocket Man

NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 2 - Episode 21

After a rocket engine expert is killed, NCIS tech operator Eric Beale goes undercover for the first time to ensure that the classified technology used to build satellites is safe.

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17 votes

#17 - G.Q.

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 20

The arson squad questions Jablonski about the fire at BowlMor Lanes; Hill remains angry at Renko over his hesitation under pressure; Bates and Coffey are assigned to make a wino presentable for his appearance in court; Furillo gets a copy of LaRue's slightly altered home security video; and Davenport puts her job on the line when she refuses to accept the security cops' version of an alleged window smashing at the volatile O'Neil Projects.

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Maddie's Turn to Cry (3)
79 votes

#18 - Maddie's Turn to Cry (3)

Moonlighting - Season 3 - Episode 13

Maddie feels more and more confused about Sam and Dave after an all-night stakeout with Dave ends in an early morning proposal from Sam.

The Lady in the Iron Mask
230 votes

#19 - The Lady in the Iron Mask

Moonlighting - Season 2 - Episode 2

A mysterious veiled woman asks Dave and Maddie to find the man who disfigured her twenty years ago on her wedding day-so she can marry him.

El Capitan
19 votes

#20 - El Capitan

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 18

Calletano takes over command while Furillo attends an encounter group for precinct captains and their superiors; Hill and Renko get hold of some suspicious tea; Hunter's RV is stolen by a fugitive father and son; Goldblume is bemused by his new relationship with Gina Srignoli.

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The Count of Monty Tasco
21 votes

#21 - The Count of Monty Tasco

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 18

A census taker disappears while working in the precinct; the Mullins brothers promise Furillo that Joyce will die if she testifies against Timothy; Daniels relieves Furillo of command; and Daryl Ann asks Renko to marry her.

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The Other Side of Oneness
18 votes

#22 - The Other Side of Oneness

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 15

Goldblume is fascinated by a call girl held on murder charges whose elite clientele has newspapers bidding for her story and her fearful clients threatening her life. Also, tributes to Esterhaus continue to roll in.

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Terminal Leave
1477 votes

#23 - Terminal Leave

NCIS - Season 2 - Episode 6

The team must protect an Iraq veteran due to the threats made by the terrorists. While trying to convince an FBI Agent Lina Reyes to help them, the team is convinced that they have discovered the bomber. However, more secrets are about to be revealed.

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Eva's Brawn
21 votes

#24 - Eva's Brawn

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 22

Belker's loan sharks commandeer a prison bus and demand him in exchange for their hostages; Goldblume tries an unusual video-dating service; Renko has second thoughts as his wedding approaches while Coffey "invests" the wedding present money.

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Bangladesh Slowly
18 votes

#25 - Bangladesh Slowly

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 5

Jablonski deals with a woman who has lost her cat; Renko suffers after a TV newswoman exposes his fondness for doughnuts; LaRue looks very bad to IAD after shooting Caroline Reynolds' former lover; Goldblume pushes to tie Buttman to the hooker killing; Washington fumes over the firing of Garfield; everyone tries a new Bengali restaurant.

Hair Apparent
22 votes

#26 - Hair Apparent

Hill Street Blues - Season 4 - Episode 20

Garibaldi tries to save himself some money by doing some unofficial police work for a guy whose car he rearended; Belker is left exposed on his latest undercover by agents from another agency; and the mayor's gang appointee to the Youth Commission comes under fire for favoritism.

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Watt a Way to Go
23 votes

#27 - Watt a Way to Go

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 2

Goldblume takes the law into his own hands when his ex-wife Rachel is raped and refuses to press charges; Belker's undercover at the Stratford Hotel ends with Calletano and the Fimpels taken hostage; Hunter tries to defend an EATer's callous remarks during the taking of a sniper; and Joyce continues to work for Celestine's life.

Sam & Dave (2)
79 votes

#28 - Sam & Dave (2)

Moonlighting - Season 3 - Episode 12

Dave and Maddie quarrel over Sam as they keep watch on a man for his mistress, who's convinced he's two-timing her-with his wife.

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Rookie Nookie
22 votes

#29 - Rookie Nookie

Hill Street Blues - Season 5 - Episode 3

Furillo calls Goldblume off the murder investigation of his wife's rapist; Bates has problems with an insolent rookie; Mayo and Garibaldi bust a bogus cable TV installer; Belker goes undercover in a chicken suit and is plagued by a mime; and Hunter insults a female khaki officer, who barricades herself in the john.

Soup to Nuts
12 votes

#30 - Soup to Nuts

Wolf Lake - Season 1 - Episode 3

Luke and his gang of wolves attack a truck carrying toxic waste for Tyler Creed, leaving the driver badly burned and the truck leaking a toxic gas. Luke visits Sophia in the night to confess, but is almost caught by her dad and flees before telling her the whole story. Sheriff Donner questions Luke about the accident, but when Luke takes him to the site, the overturned truck is gone. All that remains is a strange white residue. John Kanin is awakened in the night by a knock at his cabin door. It is Ruby, who warns him that she is being watched and that he must leave town without her. She says she never loved him and never will, then throws him against the wall and leaves. Kanin tries to follow, but it's soon clear that he's merely hallucinating from the soup that Sherman Blackstone has left him for a cold. In further hallucinations, he is visited by his parents who tell him he was adopted. Having been warned again by Sheriff Donner to stay away from his daughter, Luke rebuffs Sophia at the diner, leaving her confused. After suffering severe nose bleeds caused by the toxic gas from the truck, Luke visits Sophia later at the diner and asks her not to repeat what he had confessed to her earlier. They argue and she walks away. Later, a conciliatory Luke offers to teach Sophia how to play pool. Willard Cates encourages Vivian to start thinking about plans for herself after he dies. Having earlier refused Tyler's advances at her house, Vivian shares a romantic interlude with Tyler at his house before calling off the affair, saying that her place is with her husband. In a final hallucination, Kanin imagines Ruby seducing him. She tells him that they are two of a kind and he sees himself half-transformed in the mirror. After an argument over the future of their toxic waste scheme, Tyler kills the two men who were also involved with him. Sheriff Donner, hot on the trail, tracks Tyler to the old tannery building where Tyler has been storing canisters of toxic s

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Speed Baby
135 votes

#31 - Speed Baby

Mad About You - Season 6 - Episode 3

Jamie stumbles upon a strange cure to Mabel's crying fits, while Paul valiently tries to catch a few winks before an important meeting with a Belgian distributor.

The Baby Video
79 votes

#32 - The Baby Video

Mad About You - Season 6 - Episode 18

Paul, Jamie and Ira decide to make a baby video. However, Paul starring as the Sandman frightens kids and turns them off to the concept. Meanwhile, Paul's parents tell him he has a half-brother.

Shirts and Skins
44 votes

#33 - Shirts and Skins

Moonlighting - Season 5 - Episode 5

The office divides along gender lines when Maddie takes on a case for a woman who shot her boss for sabotaging her career when she refused his sexual advances.