Life stars Damian Lewis as Charlie Crews, a police detective who was recently exonerated of a series of murders after having spent 12 years in jail for life. There was a conspiracy to send him to jail. Part of the reason that he as able to last as long in jail was to get back and to find out why he was setup. The setup involves the killing of the Seybolt family. Crews recently discovered Rachel Seybolt alive. She’s been living with him.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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Crews is listening to some self-help MP3. Reese makes him listen to hers instead. There is a tremor followed by an earthquake. The buildings in front of them buckle. It’s strange to see the windows move and shift in the skyscrapers. It’s chaos in LA.
Tins has escaped, he’s the guy who Crews put away for killing a kid. Earley is out cold at the mansion. He’s right underneath a chandelier. He’s got a finder through his left palm. Mark Rawles is the father of the kid had he got paroled. Crews thinks that it’s a question of saving Tins from Rawles. Tidwell doesn’t care. He says that they are on foot patrol. Another tremor hits LA. They got to see Rawles. He tries to do a runner, but they get him.
They send him away and have a problem with their car. They hear Rawles screaming that Tins is in the cop car with him. Crews sees Tins shoot Rawles in the head and they escape. Tins wasn’t alone. He escaped with two other cops.
Crews has a fruit basket waiting for him from Tins. They check on Tins ex. Tins’ cellmate tells them that it’s all about the getaway.
Earley still has a pencil in his hand. He calls Olivia. She tells him that there is a 24-hour waiting time for all the hospitals. They find Tins and his partner Chip. They are robbing the armoured van company that Chip works for. There is a showdown. Tins makes them shoot up Crews’ Maserati Quattroporte. They get away.
Chip calls for help using his beacon. They go to the Valley to find out what’s happening. Tidwell and Bobby are their backup. That’s it. They find Chip shot dead and Tins blown up. They can’t identify Tins. His body is too disfigured. Bobby puts his hand into a car and trips a wire to a gas bomb. Crews stops him just in time. Bobby’s watch is tangled in the line. Tins wanted the next people to think he was dead.
Tins left the president of the armoured car company behind when they left. They go question June Bremmer, the president.
Earley and Olivia kiss over the pencil. She takes it out after the kiss.
Crews and Reese pay Bremmer a visit. She takes a while to open her door. There is loud music playing. Bremmer asks for help. Tins is inside. Bremmer’s children are being held hostage while Tins is eating food.
Bremmer says that someone else is in here, but Crews already knew this. They hear him walking around on the top floor. Another escaped con is there. He’s been pointing a gun at the husband. Crews gives Reese hand signals and he shoots Tins. She shoots the other guy.
Reese and Tidwell kiss.
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