The BEST Episodes of Life Sentence

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2021

Network: The CW

When Stella Abbott receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decides she will not go gentle into that good night and throws caution to the wind by living like there is no tomorrow. Unfortunately, that decision comes back to bite her when her doctors inform her that her illness has miraculously been cured, leaving that good news tainted by the fact she now needs to deal with the fallout from all of the things she did when she thought she was dying.

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How Stella Got Her Groove On

#1 - How Stella Got Her Groove On

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 28, 2018

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 7.71
175 votes
Directors: Roger Kumble
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Lisa Melamed, Richard Keith
Clinical Trial and Error

#2 - Clinical Trial and Error

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 21, 2018

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

star 7.64
199 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 - Aired May 18, 2018

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

star 7.62
115 votes
Writers: Louisa Levy
Wes Side Story

#4 - Wes Side Story

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 4, 2018

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

star 7.61
160 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Oliver Goldstick
Love Factually

#5 - Love Factually

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 8, 2018

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 7.59
92 votes
Writers: Oliver Goldstick
Who Framed Stella Abbott?

#6 - Who Framed Stella Abbott?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 27, 2018

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 7.58
137 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
Then and Now

#7 - Then and Now

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

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 7.56
95 votes
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
Re-Inventing the Abbotts

#8 - Re-Inventing the Abbotts

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 14, 2018

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

star 7.52
257 votes
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
The Way We Work

#9 - The Way We Work

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 25, 2018

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 7.42
112 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

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

star 7.40
366 votes
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith
Frisky Business

#11 - Frisky Business

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 1, 2018

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 7.40
105 votes
Directors: Tessa Blake
Writers: Erin Cardillo, Nelson Soler, Richard Keith
Sleepless Near Seattle

#12 - Sleepless Near Seattle

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 11, 2018

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 7.30
119 votes
Writers: Zachary Dodes
Our Father the Hero

#13 - Our Father the Hero

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 4, 2018

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

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