Season 2 Episode 1

Find Your Happy Place

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 29, 2008 on NBC
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We meet John Armstrong, a man who works at a stationary store with greeting cards, is suspected of murdering people by putting people in trunks and letting them suffocate. Also, an ice cream truck driver sells more than ice cream from his truck.

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  • Disappointing start

    I really enjoyed this series during season one but if the season two series opener is demonstrative of what's to come I can't guarantee I'll watch. I like the women partner (can't recall name) more, the captain is an "interesting" addition, and then there's Charlie. I really love his character but the script writing was poor and the directing maybe worse. The outburst of the jailed kidnapper was bizarre and took away rather than added to the show. I hated the ending. I'll reserve judgment until I've watched two more episodes. There are a few really good new shows out there raising the bar as Life's competition, You must check out The Mentalist and The Fringe, two excellent new series.moreless
  • Smiles and Fires

    The storyline in this one was good, and there was some more character development.

    The new lieutenant has an endearing way of putting his foot in his own mouth. And his moves on Reese Jr. were very entertaining.

    Crewes faces an interesting challenge with a ticking case. The answer was actually surprising in this one, and the villain very creepy for it. Very well acted, there.

    Ted was funny in his attempts to be a cop.

    The ending of the episode was very powerful, and I am eagerly looking forward to the chemistry between the two of them. The acting in that scene was spot on, and the emotion was portrayed very well. The music could not but melt your heart.

    Overall a very good episode – not the best, but setting up things nicely.moreless
  • awsome season 2 start, great case and Crews finds Rachel

    Life is back and good as ever.

    The case was really intressting and Crews is still looking for Rachel witch he finds on the end of the episode.

    I so LOVED the funny scene with Crews at the store when he said he did time and than Reese tells him they cops lol

    The story about Rachel and Crews is really intressting. Wonder what happene to her between the season 1 finale and the time Crews finally found her?

    We so need more clues about Crews case but I'm glad we did get something in this episode can't wait what else will come out. Bett it will be shocking.

    Wonder if Dani knows about her father? And what he has to do with Crews case?

    Can't wait for what else comes this season.

    Bootem line: awsome episode, Life is good as ever, so worth watchingmoreless
  • glad Life is back

    Crews and Reese are back and they're investigating the murders of people that are placed in boxes and suffocate. In the end, the murderer was a creepy kid that thought the people suffering made him smile...that kid was creepy...he had smileys all over his room and wouldn't even talk to his mother. Anyways, they saved one in the end and stopped the mass murder. There's a new boss now...and he's odd. I have mixed feelings about seems that he's sarcastic and goofy and it's interesting seeing how he reacts with Crews. Overall, good start to the season with good new characters and a good story.moreless
  • Crews and Reese hunt down a serial killer who places his victims inside trunks and slowly lets them suffocate to death. He then carefully and strategically places the trunks in locations that coincide with a certain riddle.moreless

    The writers needed to started off season 2 with a bang. And with a BANG they did!

    Crews and Reese hunt down a serial killer who places his victims inside trunks and slowly lets them suffocate to death. He then carefully and strategically places the trunks in locations that coincide with a certain riddle (which Crews later figures out towards the end of the episode).

    Crews, as always, is still in search for more information as to who set him up and had him sent to jail. He finds a huge one this time. With his find this time, he's able to relieve some of the weight that's been put on his shoulders. He finds a "clue" that a certain someone has been using as somewhat of a "bargaining chip" to stave off this potentially dangerous investigation.

    All in all, this episode was well written, well thought out, and well entertaining. I can't wait to see what Crews has up his sleeve with this new "clue".moreless
Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram

Rachel Seybolt

Guest Star

Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher

John Amstrong

Guest Star

Kim Director

Kim Director

Cheryl Price

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Fruit in this episode: In the opening scene, Charlie eats an orange on the subway. He also has a kumquat in his pocket which he asks John to put in a box, and later eats back at the police station. When Reese and Crews return to the stationary store, John calls Crews "Detective Kumquat".

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bartender: She had that Canadian thing, you know.
      Det. Reese: What would that be?
      Bartender: Happy for no reason.
      Det. Crews: I think my partner might not be familiar with that concept.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Hledej své šťastné místo (Look for Your Happy Place)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 15, 2008 on Ten
      Portugal: January 13, 2009 on AXN
      United Kingdom: June 3, 2009 on ITV3
      Czech Republic: December 1, 2009 on Prima
      Slovakia: February 18, 2010 on JOJ

    • Music in this Episode:
      "Devil's Playground" by Gram Rabbit. Crews & Reese investigate bodies in trunks.
      "Hold On Tight (aka "Rollercoaster")" by Louise Fraser. Crews & Reese investigate bodies in trunks.
      "Thundercats" by Shivaree. Reese & Crews visit a strip club to question Brandy's co-workers.
      "Colleen" by The Heavy. Questioning John again; repeats as John chases off a customer and Reese & Crews check the invitations.
      "Dream" by Priscilla Ahn. Crews & Ted find Rachel.
      "Communicate" by Oonagh Cassidy. Crews & Ted find Rachel.