The BEST Episodes of Raines

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Network: NBC

LAPD Detective Michael Raines has the ability to have detailed conversations with deceased crime victims. This unique talent allows him to retrace the steps leading up to their murders and helps him to solve the cases. Although he also must also deal with the apparition of his dead partner, Raines won't stop until each killer is found and brought to justice.

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Reconstructing Alice

#1 - Reconstructing Alice

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2007

After an homeless woman is found murdered in an alley, Raines must investigate. Contrary to what he originally imagines, his investigation leads him into a more complicated case.

star 9.32
41 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Fred Golan

#2 - Closure

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2007

When a small plane crashes into the Pacific, Raines is asked to investigate by his ex-wife, who is convinced that the victims, including her new husband, were murdered.

star 8.94
64 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: David Andron
Meet Juan Doe

#3 - Meet Juan Doe

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 22, 2007

Raines and his team have to put the pieces together when a decomposing body shows up in the Venice canals. When they finally identify the victim they find out he is an illegal immigrant and is somehow linked to a Los Angeles Councilman. Raines is sent to see a psychiatrist when the Captain thinks he's acting strange.

star 7.99
97 votes
Directors: Fred Keller
Writers: Graham Yost
Inner Child

#4 - Inner Child

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2007

When everyone is aware that Raines is speaking to himself, again, it doesn't take long before he is is forced to go see a psychiatrist.

star 7.98
95 votes
Writers: Josh Singer
Stone Dead

#5 - Stone Dead

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2007

A 20-year-old drug dealer, who aspired to be a comic book illustrator and change his life, is found dead in LA. Meanwhile, Raines is concerned about Charlie's son and his urged to bring him to Samantha since she think that she can help him.

star 7.97
96 votes
Writers: Graham Yost
The Fifth Step

#6 - The Fifth Step

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2007

The body of the wife of an old friend of Raines' is discovered. The woman, who was murdered, had an Aryan Nation insignia inscribed on her chest. When everyone thought that the case would be resolved easily, Raines discovers some disturbing lies, cover-ups and misguided good intentions inside the victim's past.

star 7.97
96 votes
Writers: Taylor Elmore

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 15, 2007

When a teenage girl, Sandy Boudreau, is found murdered, Detective Michael Raines is called to find out who killed her. During the investigation, an uninvited visitor comes back from her grave to help him to solve her case. While working on her case, Raines is trying to figure out how to stop being tortured by his imagination.

star 7.28
40 votes
Directors: Frank Darabont
Writers: Charles Papert, Graham Yost