The BEST Episodes of Life Sentence

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019

Network: The CW

When Stella discovers that her terminal cancer is cured, she will have to learn to live with all the decisions she has made when she decided to "live as if she were dying."

How Stella Got Her Groove On

#1 - How Stella Got Her Groove On

Season 1 - Episode 4

While preparing to apply for a higher-paying job, Stella learns a surprising truth about her past. Aiden makes a move. Wes considers his options.

star 7.73
171 votes
Directors: Roger Kumble
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Lisa Melamed, Richard Keith
Clinical Trial and Error

#2 - Clinical Trial and Error

Season 1 - Episode 3

Stella bonds with a patient while volunteering at the hospital. Wes babysits Diego and Elizabeth's kids. Peter and Aiden hit the town.

star 7.67
193 votes
Directors: David Warren
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley
What To Expect When You're Not Expecting

#3 - What To Expect When You're Not Expecting

Season 1 - Episode 9

Wes returns from San Francisco with news, Aiden struggles with unfamiliar feelings and Stella drops a premature bombshell.

star 7.65
112 votes
Writers: Louisa Levy
Wes Side Story

#4 - Wes Side Story

Season 1 - Episode 5

With their opposite schedules, Stella worries that she and Wes aren't connecting. Aiden faces a dilemma about his dad's love life.

star 7.63
155 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Oliver Goldstick
Love Factually

#5 - Love Factually

Season 1 - Episode 12

Stella and Wes try to clear the air, but life gets in the way. Peter offers up some unsolicited advice. A crisis brings the family together.

star 7.61
88 votes
Writers: Oliver Goldstick
Who Framed Stella Abbott?

#6 - Who Framed Stella Abbott?

Season 1 - Episode 6

Stella and Wes vow to always tell each other the truth -- what could go wrong? Aiden lands a job. Lizzie and Diego try to adjust to life with Ida.

star 7.60
133 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
Then and Now

#7 - Then and Now

Season 1 - Episode 13

Stella posts an online video about Wes that sparks confusion about the future. Peter decides to follow his heart. Aiden looks for a business solution.

star 7.59
92 votes
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
Re-Inventing the Abbotts

#8 - Re-Inventing the Abbotts

Season 1 - Episode 2

Stella and Wes must defend their marriage to the immigration department. Meanwhile, Peter struggles to let go and Aiden struggles to grow up.

star 7.55
249 votes
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
The Way We Work

#9 - The Way We Work

Season 1 - Episode 10

Stella and Wes seek out relationship help. Meanwhile, Aiden gets some feedback on his business plan and Peter tries to focus on his future with Gina.

star 7.44
109 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley
Frisky Business

#10 - Frisky Business

Season 1 - Episode 11

Feeling confident after a counseling session, Stella receives a big opportunity. Tensions brew at Wes and Aiden's bar as a new investor steps in.

star 7.42
101 votes
Directors: Tessa Blake
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Nelson Soler, Richard Keith
Pilot

#11 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Suddenly -- and shockingly -- cancer-free, Stella learns that her supportive and seemingly perfect family has been keeping a few secrets.

star 7.41
357 votes
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
Sleepless Near Seattle

#12 - Sleepless Near Seattle

Season 1 - Episode 8

Stella vows to keep things strictly professional with Dr. Grant. Lizzie and Diego learn that their son is being bullied. Aiden makes a new friend.

star 7.33
116 votes
Writers: Zach Dodes
Our Father the Hero

#13 - Our Father the Hero

Season 1 - Episode 7

As Peter pushes Aiden down a risky path, Stella considers her loyalties. Meanwhile, Lizzie and Diego face a parental predicament.

star 7.28
137 votes
Directors: Viet Nguyen
Writers: Tad Safran