The BEST Episodes of Life (2007)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Network: NBC

Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Crews' new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude which can be challenging to maintain when someone he cares about is threatened -- or when he is investigating the mystery surrounding the murder he was falsely accused of.

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Fill It Up

#1 - Fill It Up

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

Crews and Reese investigate a murder in which it looks like the wife shot her husband, but no murder weapon was found, what they do find is illegal drugs. Crews asks Reese and Stark to cover for him during the search because he has to take care of something. Crews is in for a shock as he tries to track the man he thinks actually committed the murders he was in jail for.

star 8.35
1,071 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Rand Ravich

#2 - One

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 8, 2009

Crews looking for Reese, who disappeared while on a case with the FBI. What he discovers is that his partners disappearance is connected to the conspiracy that had put Crews in jail.

star 8.34
1,196 votes
Directors: Fred Keller
Writers: Rand Ravich
Dig a Hole

#3 - Dig a Hole

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 3, 2007

Crews and Reese investigate the murder of a Zen Master who was buried alive ten years ago. Crews continues to investigate his own case. He finds some proof that his partner's father Jack Reese could be involved.

star 8.08
956 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Laurie Arent

#4 - Farthingale

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2007

Crews and Reese investigate a gas explosion in which an IRS agent leading a double life is the victim. Was it an accident or arson? Was the IRS agent trying to be a hero? Crews is once again a suspect in a murder investigation when the detective who handled his case is found dead.

star 7.95
965 votes
Directors: Peter Markle
Writers: Rand Ravich
Tear Asunder

#5 - Tear Asunder

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2007

When a new bride is murdered her husband is the prime suspect. Crews has his doubts and becomes determined to help, not wanting to send an innocent man to prison. Crews goes back to the crime scene that put him in prison and discovers something.

star 7.88
1,373 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Rand Ravich

#6 - Re-Entry

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 4, 2009

Charlie Crews and Dani Reese try to narrow down the list of suspects when a retired NASA pilot is shot mid-flight; Crews tries to remember who shot him.

star 7.85
994 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Far Shariat

#7 - Powerless

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2007

While at an AA meeting Reese thinks she overheard someone admit to a rape. She finds herself in danger because she won't back down and keeps on investigating. Crews goes on a stakeout with Lt. Davis and learns some surprising information about his former partner Bobby Stark.

star 7.83
1,060 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Marjorie David
The Fallen Woman

#8 - The Fallen Woman

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2007

A woman is found wearing an angel costume dead. Crews and Reese must figure out if it was suicide or murder. They find out the victim might have been involved in a scam involving Russian brides. The big problem they face is that they can't get to the ringleader.

star 7.83
1,052 votes
Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writers: Rand Ravich
Did You Feel That?

#9 - Did You Feel That?

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2008

Crews and Reese must track down a killer who escaped from prison after an earthquake hit Los Angeles.

star 7.81
1,006 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro, Scott M. Gimple
Serious Control Issues

#10 - Serious Control Issues

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 28, 2007

Crews and Reese investigate the murder of a runaway girl found dead under a freeway overpass holding her guitar. A grocery store employee and his son become the prime suspects when they find out the girl used to play her guitar in front of the store. During the investigation they find ties to a kidnapping 12 years earlier. Are they connected?

star 7.81
973 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Laurie Arent
Merit Badge

#11 - Merit Badge

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2007

The pilot introduces us to Detective Charlie Crews and the painful cobwebs of his past as he returns to a world that's moved on without him. His appreciation for the details offers him up an unique insights into crime solving. Also his newfound Life reminds us of all the little things we easily take for granted.

star 7.76
1,662 votes
Directors: David Semel
Writers: Rand Ravich
Find Your Happy Place

#12 - Find Your Happy Place

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2008

In the season two premiere, detectives Charlie Crews and Dani Reese are on the hunt for a serial killer when three numbered trunks containing suffocated bodies are found scattered across Los Angeles. With their new boss New York transfer Captain Kevin Tidwell pressuring them to get answers, Crews and Reese race to find a connection between the murders before the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, Ted and Crews attempt to track down the daughter, the lone survivor, of the family Crews was wrongly convicted of killing.

star 7.75
1,056 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Rand Ravich
Hit Me Baby

#13 - Hit Me Baby

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 25, 2009

Reese receives an offer to join an FBI organized crime task force, leaving Crews and Stark to partner up. The former partners work on a case of a philandering financial adviser who was murdered and discover a case of corporate and political corruption.

star 7.73
1,100 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Rand Ravich
A Civil War

#14 - A Civil War

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2007

Crews and Reese investigate the murder of two Iranian Americans and kidnapping of another. Not sure if this is a hate crime or not they try to work with the kidnappers. What they uncover is a boy trying to his mother's love. Earley becomes concerned about Crews' impulsiveness when he wants to buy a solar farm after having a dream.

star 7.72
940 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Rafael Alvarez
The Business of Miracles

#15 - The Business of Miracles

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2008

Crews and Reese are baffled when the body of a cancer research scientist is found frozen solid; Crews resolves to prove that Jack Reese was involved in his incarceration; Ted asks Crews to be a reference for a business school interview.

star 7.71
1,051 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro
Initiative 38

#16 - Initiative 38

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 1, 2009

The detectives look into a politician's murder. The victim had been working on a banning of handguns which would cost gun companies millions of dollars. Elsewhere, Crews looks into the new FBI duties of Reese.

star 7.68
1,041 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Far Shariat, Rand Ravich
What They Saw

#17 - What They Saw

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2007

Things get confusing when a man is found dead in his own home. As Crews and Reese interview the neighbors they get all different ideas about the murder. When a homeless man is taken into custody but swears he's innocent, Crews and Reese continue to investigate.

star 7.67
1,084 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro
Let Her Go

#18 - Let Her Go

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2007

When a husband and wife are victims of a carjacking the wife is murdered. Crews and Reese become suspicious of the husband when he refuses to identify the suspect and they have to let him go free. Crews goes to see the detective that handled his case.

star 7.65
1,175 votes
Writers: Glen Mazzara
Black Friday

#19 - Black Friday

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 2008

Crews and Reese must track down the body of a murder victim and a killer when a murder takes place in one of the largest malls in America on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

star 7.65
925 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Marjorie David, Melissa Scrivner

#20 - Jackpot

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2008

A woman is found in a pool of blood sitting at a table set with a romantic dinner for two; Rachel and Crews realize they share a common bond.

star 7.64
927 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Rand Ravich
Not for Nothing

#21 - Not for Nothing

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 2008

Crews and Reese race against the clock to find the killer when a student acting as a corrections officer in a university's prison experiment ends up dead; Crews obsesses over a recording he got from a wiretap he placed on Reese.

star 7.57
1,016 votes
Directors: Peter Markle
Writers: Scott M. Gimple
Evil... and his Brother Ziggy

#22 - Evil... and his Brother Ziggy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 3, 2008

When a sheriff’s deputy is found murdered on an Indian reservation, Crews and Reese find themselves in the middle of a turf war between Tribal police and the county sheriff’s department. The detectives learn the victim was not well-liked on the reservation and the opening of a new profitable casino may have led to the deputy’s demise. Crews attends a fundraiser thrown by Mickey Rayborn, one of the individuals Crews believes was involved in the conspiracy against him.

star 7.56
1,037 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Far Shariat
Canyon Flowers

#23 - Canyon Flowers

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 2008

A food bank delivery man is found buried up to his neck in a backyard.Crews disregards the FBI's warning and confronts Mickey Rayborn about his role in the conspiracy that put Crews in jail.

star 7.54
944 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Joe Hortua

#24 - Trapdoor

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 2008

Crews's father, Charles Crews, Sr., shows up at his son's doorstep to try to mend fences. Crews and Reese investigate the death of three Russians; Reese falls into old habits.

star 7.54
898 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Rand Ravich

#25 - Crushed

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 17, 2008

When a college student is found crushed to death in a wrecking yard, the probe leads Crews and Reese to a complex online love triangle; Crews continues his investigation into Jack Reese by hunting for the officers seen in his latest clue.

star 7.53
960 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Marjorie David