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.
In this episode, Crews and Reese investigate the death of a person found dead in a construction site. It leads them to investigate an old murder, which happened years ago. They investigate a family and find out more about their victim as time progresses and the investigation gets more steam. After one false confession, they finally get the murderer.
At the same time, Charlie discovers something about who killed the Siebel family. He has to follow through and continue his search for the people who framed him. Slowly but surely, the veil of secrecy that hides the killers and the conspiracy is falling apart. Strangely, Jack Reese is involved in this conspiracy.
What will Crews do when he finds the killers? Taking justice into his own hands is a possibility since he was in hell for 12 long years because of them.
I found this episode really good. It sets up the mid-season finale, which brings the end of the first part of the season. I’m not sure what will happen with the next episodes, since the WGA strike has suspended most of the series on TV. NBC has given Life a full season 22 episode season. When will the episodes be produced? Probably when the WGA strike is over.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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Crews and Reese are called to a new case. They have found a dead body in a construction site. He has a rose in his hand and is wearing a “I’m with stupid” T-shirt.
He was under something called the Zen Center, which operated from 1995-1997. They are constructing a new parking garage on the place where the stores used to be. The victim’s name is Tim Chang. He is the owner of the store. He had an old cell phone with him. They call a number that he called a few times on the 30th November 1997.
Prof Desjardins had a relationship with Master Chang. He works in particle physics at USC. The prof mentions something about some pot heads making a video with Master Chang and selling it.
The tapes were made by some .com guys who struck rich with a singles site. They gave some pot to Tim Chang.
Crews goes to see his ex-wife. It’s his wedding anniversary. He dropped by to leave her a present, a white horse.
Eric Malina was the other person with whom Tim Chang talked. He’s the owner of a martial arts studio now. He used to be in a gang. Chang got him out. Malina tells Crews that he is looking for something. He tells him that it’s an illusion, it’s not there. Malina says that the pot heads were using Chang. They go back to see the rich pot heads. They are having some strange kind of sex party.
They bring them back to the station for questioning. They say that Eric Malina had a fight with Chang a month before his death. The forensic evidence confirms this. The potheads took him to dark places. He was a masochist.
They go to see Malina. Malina tries to flee, the gets hit by a car.
Constance Griffiths shows up at the precinct. She shows up looking incredibly hot. I like how her right eyebrow arches a little higher than her left. It’s endearing. She tells Charlie that he is no longer the focus of the investigation on Ames’ death. They have moved onto a new suspect.
Jack Reese is in Lt Davis’ face about no longer investigating Crews.
Earley and Crews are talking in the Bank of LA and his frame. Both events have Jack Reese in common.
They are talking to Malina. He confesses to trying to kill Chang, for issues of trust. But he didn’t kill him. Malina says that Chang called him to say goodbye. He was leaving. They go back to the dojo. They find a photo of Amy, Chang and Desjardins. Amy had a son named Alec. He’s Asian. He’s obviously Chang’s son. Desjardins confesses to killing Chang. He caught him with Amy.
Crews comes home and finds the horse waiting for him. Earley brought it in, because of the coyotes. He was waiting in the back. He’s a cute horse, all white and huffing. He makes nice grunting sounds.
Crews realizes that Desjardins was lying. He is trying to protect someone. Amy killed Chang.
Crews gets a kiss from the tech that helped him out on this case. She gives him the Jack Reese casefile.
Crews wants to check out Reese’s confidential informant. His name is Kyle Hollis and he looks like the man that Rachel Siebel saw murdering her family. He is the killer.
The final shot of the show is of Crews making his way to a federal prison.
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