The BEST Episodes of 18 To Life

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2022

Network: CBC (CA)

'18 To Life' is about a couple that does the unthinkable in the name of love: they run off and get married at the tender age of 18. Their parents-next-door neighbors and polar opposites-are less than thrilled and even their peers disapprove. As Tom and Jessie struggle to become man and wife in a world that still views them as kids, the tension between their families adds a dose of biting humor to their sweet love story.

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Family Portrait

#1 - Family Portrait

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 7, 2011

When Tara gives the Bellows a really awful painting she's made, Ben takes extreme measures to get rid of it. Tom and Jessie misplace a very embarrassing video they made.

star 8.60
5 votes
Hanging Pictures

#2 - Hanging Pictures

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2010

Tom discovers that parental endorsement does nothing for his sex life.

star 8.52
66 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzman
Writers: Derek Schreyer
Goy Story

#3 - Goy Story

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 2010

A secret from Ben's past threatens to ignite over a family dinner with a rabbi.

star 8.48
67 votes
Writers: Skander Halim

#4 - Overcooked

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 31, 2011

Tom tries to spice up his cooking skills. Tara develops a nack for flirting and starts attending to a new guy, Jeff. Ben learns when and when not to use the phrase "my bad".

star 8.18
34 votes
A Modest Proposal

#5 - A Modest Proposal

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2010

Tom and Jessie announce their engagement, throwing their families into chaos.

star 8.09
130 votes
Writers: Derek Schreyer, Karen Troubetzkoy
Miss Conceived

#6 - Miss Conceived

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 2011

Tom discovers a positive pregnancy stick and suddenly everyone is pregnant. Wendy builds a family memory box for her school project.

star 8.06
33 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzma
Writers: Rob Sheridan

#7 - Detour

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2010

Tom's manhood is tested when Jessie tries to teach him to drive.

star 8.06
67 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzman
Writers: Derek Schreyer, Karen Troubetzkoy
House of Cards

#8 - House of Cards

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 28, 2011

Tom and Jessie exchange anniversary gifts.

star 8.06
35 votes
No Strings Attached

#9 - No Strings Attached

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2010

Tom and Jessie's attempt to find a place of their own backfires disastrously.

star 8.05
39 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzman
Writers: Derek Schreyer, Karen Troubetzkoy
I Do and I Don't

#10 - I Do and I Don't

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 2011

Phil pulls a Tom and asks Tara to marry him as a joke. But Tara gets serious and accepts his proposal. Tom divulges one of Carter's secrets which causes a major riff between the two.

star 8.05
65 votes
Baby Got Bank

#11 - Baby Got Bank

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2010

Jessie and Tom enter the dangerous waters of the joint bank account; Judith tries to hone in on Tara's exercise regime.

star 7.99
68 votes
Writers: Andrew De Angelis, Derek Schreyer
One Is the Loneliest Number

#12 - One Is the Loneliest Number

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2011

Tom and Jessie take inventory of their past sexual partners. Phil's vacation plans hit a snag when Tara's past catches up with her passport.

star 7.94
36 votes
Writers: Derek Schreyer
The Gate

#13 - The Gate

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 21, 2011

When Tom's cruel Grandmother discovers he's married, she croaks on the spot, leaving a guilt wracked Tom to invent nice things to say at her Eulogy. Phil builds a gate in the fence dividing their properties so that the Bellows can visit their Grandma's shrine.

star 7.94
34 votes
The Flushing Point

#14 - The Flushing Point

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 21, 2011

A row over toilet seat etiquette escalates into an all-out war of the sexes. Judith wants to re-enter the workforce. Phil disguises a turkey fryer as a coffee urn.

star 7.94
33 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzman
Writers: Shelley Eriksen
Like Father, Like Son's Best Friend

#15 - Like Father, Like Son's Best Friend

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 14, 2011

When Tom ropes Carter into helping his father with taxes, Carter blossoms into the 'son Ben always wanted'. A heart-broken Ava crashes out at the loft, Jessie and Tom can't get seem to rid of her.

star 7.82
33 votes
If a Bellow Falls in the Forest

#16 - If a Bellow Falls in the Forest

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 7, 2011

Nature is never the same when the families roll onto the campground in an immense R/V. Tom & Jessie escape from their parents only to get lost in the woods.

star 7.80
5 votes
It's My Party

#17 - It's My Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2010

Jessie makes an ill-fated stab at winning Judith over at her belated bridal shower; while Tom gets roped into letting the dads crash his bachelor party.

star 7.74
38 votes
Writers: Jenn Engels
In Sickness and in Health

#18 - In Sickness and in Health

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2010

Judith and Jessie compete to look after Tom when he gets a cold; Ben is horrified to learn Phil is in Mensa; Tara deals with an irate mailman.

star 7.58
65 votes
15 Minutes of Shame

#19 - 15 Minutes of Shame

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 10, 2011

When Wendy does a documentary on why marriages work or fail, the couples do interviews that forces them to rethink their relationships. Meanwhile, Tom just wants to fix a stubborn ceiling leak in the attic.

star 7.58
65 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzman
Writers: Skander Halim
Part Time Lovers

#20 - Part Time Lovers

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 17, 2011

Tom and Jessie finds jobs at the same book store, but Jessie is hired for the managing position and Tom is just the janitor. Ben discovers yoga to the dismay of Judith and Phil fights the squirrels running rampant in his backyard.

star 7.57
63 votes
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

#21 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 22, 2010

The parents get trapped in Phil's garage with unresolved tensions and hash brownies; Tom and Jessie duel in the kitchen over what to serve their parents for dinner.

star 7.51
65 votes
Writers: Skander Halim
Working Noon to Five

#22 - Working Noon to Five

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2010

Tom and Phil team up in an ill-fated business scheme; Jessie gets in over her head when helping Judith re-design her kitchen.

star 7.51
67 votes
Writers: Derek Schreyer
Sleepless In The Attic

#23 - Sleepless In The Attic

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 14, 2011

When Phil's school pal Serena bikes into town with for a surprise visit, she has an unusual request. Jessie & Tom's sleep troubles lead to a temporary separation.

star 7.06
32 votes
Directors: Nicolas Monette
Writers: Sherry White
Phil 'Er Up

#24 - Phil 'Er Up

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2010

A fight between Phil and Tara forces the newlyweds to take Phil on as a roommate.

star 7.03
66 votes
Writers: Derek Schreyer
Wing Man

#25 - Wing Man

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 12, 2010

Life as a married man can be all-consuming: arguments, in-laws, make-up sex, normal sex. Luckily Tom has a friend like Carter to remind him that he's still eighteen. So, at Carter's insistence, Tom accompanies him to a campus party for some innocent fun. Innocent, that is, until Carter spots his dream girl and asks Tom to distract her friend by being his Wing Man... his unwed, available Wing Man. With no pressure to hook up, Tom finds it easier to talk to the girl, even tell her things he can't say to Jessie. What's the worst that can happen? The hot girl you're pretending to be interested in wants to have sex? You run off and accidently forget your cellphone? Or your wife calls said cell phone and finds out about the whole thing? Meanwhile Jessie gets a peek into Monica's Sex-In-The-City lifestyle when she helps her design her new pad. The Poster Girl for the Single Life starts to rub off on Jessie. One night at the club, Jessie gets carried away and ends up losing Tom's ring. Now Tom and Jessie both have secrets, and their marriage is about to face its toughest test yet.

star 6.36
36 votes