Quick spoilers for last night's "Life" just as soon as I finalize my 12-year plan...
"3 Women" was an improvement on the last few episodes. It gave us a little bit of forward movement on the Raybourn/conspiracy arc (and set up some tension between Crews and Reese, not that we may ever see them on camera at the same time again). It had some nice story beats, like the abrupt cut from Crews with Ted to Crews brawling with Hey, It's That Guy! Jason Beghe in the loft elevator, or the paroled killer trying to turn Crews' celebrity against him. And by giving Charlie a fill-in partner with a personality and some kind of character arc, the episode didn't feel like it was running in place as much as the two Stark episodes.
At the same time, Jane Seever seems more like a collection of tics than a character. Now, Crews seemed the same way in the series' early episodes -- He loves fruit! He says non-sequiturs! Did we mention the fruit? -- and maybe Gabrielle Union will get to deepen her over her remaining episodes, but mostly she was there to set up jokes. (As Crews says to the playwright, in a meta comment on this quirky show, "Are there jokes in it? You should put some jokes in it.")
In particular, I'm not sure why an ambitious young woman who thinks she could be mayor one day might want anything to do with Charlie freakin' Crews, who's as infamous as he is famous, who's been involved in a lot of questionable activity even after his conviction was overturned (which she'd know, since she does her research), and who could be a millstone around her neck one day if she wants to use her police record on the campaign trail. I don't know that I would want a repeat of the resentful relationship Reese had with Crews at the start of the series, but I didn't buy that this character, as written here, would be so enthusiastic about working with this guy.
What did everybody else think?