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 and Reese are at their next scene. A woman was found stabbed at a nice apartment. She’s got a tattoo of a man named Ben ion her back. Her name is Hannah Ronson and she drives a Jaguar. The car belongs to LWA.
Hannah liked to spend money. She’s got a calendar filled with appointments with LWA. She got a parking pass for St-Thomas church. The church parking is filled with expensive supercars. Reese thinks it’s support group of some kind. It’s for Lottery Winners Anonymous, only for winners of $20 million and more. Charlie sits down.
A winner named Dale passes out hyperventilating. He was close to Hannah. Ben says that Hannah had trouble from the ULOs, the unlucky ones. When you win a lot of money, all of a sudden, a lot of people start asking for money and favours. She moved from Florida to LA. No one knew that Ben was with Hannah. Tom won $173 million and he was driving an old Chevy Nova. He disappeared while they were questioning the winners.
There is a moment of awkwardness. The sexual tension between the chief and Reese is palpable. She just leaves him hanging and leaves. Ben has got a bodyguard now. He was sleeping with Hannah. It doesn’t look like he spent a lot of money.
Rachel and Charlie are talking. She isn’t going to tell him anything. She’s staying at his place. Dale gave them a fake address. It’s just an empty lot. Dale turns up in his mega van. It’s filled with his “posse”. Erik Estrada from ChiPs is there. Dale admits to fooling around with Hannah. Dale’s ride is a helicopter. He choppers away with his friends.
Tom Bruckner is the $173 million, who worked in the defence industry for 20 years. 2 years ago, Tom was a lot fatter. Tidwell tries to talk with Reese again, but she denies that the kiss ever happened.
Crews tries to climb over the fence that surrounds Bruckner’s place. Crews gets shot at by Bruckner. He’s been stockpiling weapons. He lives in a prison. Crews sees that Bruckner is in SWAT gear. Crews doesn’t think that Bruckner is a killer. Tom backs down. At that moment, a flash bang grenade is dropped inside.
Bruckner has got surveillance in the house across the street. The man named Ronald used to be best friends with Tom. They find Dale asking questions at the scene. He’s dressed up. Tom had cash buried in the basement. Ronald took the only other thing that he had. Ronald couldn’t get his money, so he took Hannah instead. He’s got an alibi.
Hannah had a relationship with three people of the LWA winners. Why would a girl like Hannah date Tom? For the money. They matched the prints of Hannah. Her name isn’t Hannah, but Leanne Pembers. She didn’t win the lottery. She was in jail because of fraud. They go to her place. She was a con artist. She had a partner. It was a long con. It turns out that the bank that backed Leanne is two floors down. They were just posing as the bank. The man was Lenny, a mean man.
They question Ben and he gets testy. He kicks them out. Rachel, Earley and Crews are having pizza. Crews gets a call from Dale. He finds him beaten up. Dale accused Ben of killing Hannah. He got beaten up by Ben’s bodyguard. Dale knew about the con. Dale says that he was there when Hannah was killed. He saw what happened. He just found her dying in a pool of blood. Rachel came with Crews. She has been cooped up at Charlie’s place all day. Charlie puts the cuffs on Dale. He calls Reese. Reese was calling him. The fake bankers were stabbed. Blood is everywhere. Charlie thinks that Lenny is still working the con. Crews thinks that they told Lenny. Lenny is posing as Ben’s bodyguard. They get him.
The day after Hannah died, Lenny showed up at Ben’s place. He said that he stole a knife from Ben’s kitchen and killed Hannah with it. Unless Ben paid up, he would give it to the cops. Ben was taking money out $2 million at a time.
Dale and Charlie tell Lenny that Leanne was planning on having the Ben tattoo removed so that the Lenny tattoo would be at the surface, like it was never taken off.
Reese gets some disturbing news from her mother. Her father just walked out on her mom. Tidwell asks Reese out again. He makes her smile.
Charlie comes home and finds Rachel sitting. Everyone kept saying that he killed her family. Even after what she saw, she thought that he did. Charlie says that for a few years in prison, he thought that he did it too.
A kitchen table is just a kitchen table.
Rachel to Crews to Rachel
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