The BEST episodes of Raines

Every episode of Raines ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Raines!

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.

Last Updated: 5/26/2023Network:NBC
Reconstructing Alice
41 votes

#1 - Reconstructing Alice

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2007

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.

Directors: Peter Werner
Writer: Fred Golan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
65 votes

#2 - Closure

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/2007

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.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Writer: David Andron
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Meet Juan Doe
96 votes

#3 - Meet Juan Doe

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/22/2007

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.

Directors: Fred Keller
Writer: Graham Yost
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Inner Child
94 votes

#4 - Inner Child

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/20/2007

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.

Writer: Josh Singer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Stone Dead
96 votes

#5 - Stone Dead

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/6/2007

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.

Writer: Graham Yost
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Fifth Step
96 votes

#6 - The Fifth Step

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/13/2007

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
42 votes

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2007

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.

Directors: Frank Darabont
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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