LIFE Season 1 Episode Guide

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Episode 1 – Pilot – Original Air Date – 09/26/2007

TV Ratings : 10.15 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 4.1/11

After spending twelve years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) rejoins the force with a shiny new Detective badge. Crews, accompanied by his new partner Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi), works to solve the inexplicable murder of a young boy. Crews’ unconventional tactics put Reese on edge causing both Reese and Lt. Karen Davis (Robin Weigert) to question his motives for rejoining the force. Adam Arkin, Brooke Langton and Brent Sexton also star. 

Episode 2 – Tear Asunder – Original Air Date – 10/03/2007

TV Ratings : 8.80 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 3.0/8

Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) search for the killer of a newlywed bride. The bride’s husband is the number one suspect, however, despite the evidence stacking up against him, Crews has a gut feeling the husband is innocent. As a result, Crews is determined to do everything he can in order to keep an innocent man from going to prison for a crime he did not commit. Crews also revisits the scene of the crime which landed him in prison and makes a remarkable discovery. Adam Arkin, Brooke Langton, Robin Weigert and Brent Sexton also star.

Episode 3 – Let Her Go – Original Air Date – 10/10/2007

TV Ratings : 8.14 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.8/8

Crews (Damian Lewis) and Reese (Sarah Shahi) investigate a standard carjacking homicide involving a husband and wife. The case seems like a slam-dunk until they ask the husband to ID the suspected killer. The husband refuses to ID the suspect allowing him to walk free. Confused by this, Crews and Reese work to figure out what the husband is hiding. And, despite counsel from his lawyer Constance Griffiths (Brooke Langton), Crews pays a visit to the detective who oversaw his murder investigation. Adam Arkin and Robin Weigert also star.

Episode 4 – What They Saw- Original Air Date – 10/17/2007

TV Ratings : 7.66 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.8/8

When one man ends up dead in his own home, the hunt is on to find his killer. Crews (Damian Lewis) and Reese (Sarah Shahi) interview each of the neighbors who all have their own theories as to who the killer is. Crews then stumbles upon a homeless man who had several of the dead mans personal belongings on him. The homeless man, who swears he’s innocent, is taken into custody as a precaution and Crews and Reese continue to search. They go round and round in circles until finally they realize the neighbors are conspiring together to cover up the murder. After Crews asks Constance Griffiths (Brooke Langton) to drop a client she’s just started working with, she confronts Crews about the feelings they have for each other. Adam Arkin also stars.

Episode 5 – The Fallen Woman – Original Air Date – 10/24/2007

TV Ratings : 6.85 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.5/6

When a woman wearing angel wings falls to her death Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Danni Reese (Sarah Shahi) must figure out if she was pushed or if she jumped. After interviewing a long line of witnesses about the fallen angel, they come across Jasper Williams (Steven Porter) who claims to be the angels wife. Jasper reveals his wife was part of a Russian scam targeting American men who marry Russian brides. Crews and Reese find themselves trying to track down the Russian ringleader of this scam, a man who appears to be untouchable. Crews also learns Constance Griffiths (Brooke Langton) was involved in a physical altercation with one of her clients. Adam Arkin and Brent Sexton also star.

Episode 6 – Powerless – Original Air Date – 10/31/2007

TV Ratings : 5.72 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.0/6

While attending one of her AA meetings, Danni Reese (Sarah Shahi) thinks she hears a fellow attendee confess to rape. Unable to let go of this information, and despite Crews’ (Damian Lewis) advice to drop it, Reese becomes preoccupied with getting this individual to confess. Her persistence puts her face to face with a very dangerous man in a life threatening standoff. And, while on a stake out with Lt. Davis (Robin Weigert), Crews learns his former partner, Bobby Stark (Brent Sexton), lied to him about his involvement in an infamous Los Angeles bank robbery years earlier. Adam Arkin also stars.

Episode 7 – A Civil War – Original Air Date – 11/07/2007

TV Ratings : 6.41 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.6/7

When two Persian Americans are killed and a third is kidnapped, Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) believe they have a hate crime on their hands. They race to meet the kidnappers demands before it’s too late. What unfolds is a complicated scheme involving drugs, money and ultimately a young mans desperate attempt to win his mother’s affection. Meanwhile, Crews’ (Damian Lewis) dream about solar panels prompts him to want to buy a solar farm. Crews’ roommate and financial advisor, Ted Earley (Adam Arkin), questions his impulsive nature. Robin Weigert also stars.

Episode 8 – Farthingale – Original Air Date – 11/14/2007

TV Ratings : 6.94 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.5/7

When a gas explosion vaporizes half a man’s torso, Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Danni Reese (Sara Shahi) work to figure out if the explosion was an accident or arson. Their investigation reveals the man with half a torso was an IRS agent living a complex life complete with two careers and two wives. Could this IRS agents’ quest to become a hero have gotten him killed? Meanwhile Detective Carl Ames (Roger Brown), who oversaw Crews’ murder investigation, is found dead in the parking lot of the police station. Once again, Crews finds himself at the center of a murder investigation. Adam Arkin, Robin Weigert and Brooke Langton also star.

Episode 9 – Serious Control Issues – Original Air Date – 11/28/2007

TV Ratings : 6.27 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.2/6

RUNAWAY TEEN IS FOUND DEAD CLUTCHING HER GUITAR — When a runaway girl is found dead underneath a freeway overpass, Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Danni Reese (Sarah Shahi) are struck by the death scene. The girl is discovered sitting upright, clutching a guitar with her throat slit. Crews and Reese are able to figure out the girl used to play her guitar outside a grocery store nearby. After interviewing one of the grocery store employees, along with his son, they become highly suspicious of their behavior. Just when they think they are close to capturing the killer, they realize they’ve stumbled upon another significant crime — a kidnapping from 12 years earlier. Meanwhile, Crews decides to take action towards the murder investigation mounting against him. Robin Weigert and Adam Arkin also star.

Episode 10 – Dig A Hole Fill It Up Part 1 – Original Air Date – 12/03/2007

TV Ratings : 6.61 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.5/6

MUMMIFIED BODY OF A ZEN MASTER FOUND TEN YEARS AFTER HE IS BURIED ALIVE – Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) track the killer of a Zen Master who was buried alive ten years prior. After interviewing the Zen Masters former students, Crews and Reese find out this Zen Masters life was anything but tranquil. Could one of his former students be responsible for his death? Meanwhile, Crews uncovers incriminating evidence that Dani’s father, Jack Reese (Victor Rivers), may have been involved in the murders Crews was imprisoned for. Adam Arkin also stars.

Episode 11 – Dig A Hole Fill It Up Part 2 – Original Air Date – 12/05/2007

TV Ratings : 7.64 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.5/7

WHEN A WIFE KILLS HER HUSBAND THE HUNT IS ON TO FIND THE MURDER WEAPON – Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) arrive on the scene shortly after a wife has shot and killed her husband. A search of their apartment reveals an ample amount of illegal narcotics but no murder weapon. Amidst the search, Crews asks Reese to cover for him saying he has something he needs to deal with. Before Reese can answer, Crews’ former partner, Bobby Stark (Brent Sexton), chimes in to say of course they will cover for him. Crew is then off to track the man he thinks is responsible for the murders he was imprisoned for. What he ends up uncovering is something much bigger than anything he could have imagined. Adam Arkin, Brooke Langton and Robin Weigert also star.

Ratings Are Taken From The Fast National Ratings – Live Plus Same Day