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  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Turtles All the Way Down

    Aired 5/24/12

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Two Birds

    Aired 5/17/12

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Say Hello to My Little Friend

    Aired 5/10/12

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Slack Water

    Aired 5/3/12

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Game Day

    Aired 4/26/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Isaacs

    Det. Michael Britten

  • Laura Allen

    Hannah Britten

  • Steve Harris

    Det. Isaiah "Bird" Freeman

  • Dylan Minnette

    Rex Britten

  • BD Wong

    Dr. John Lee

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  • show Description
  • Awake is compelling drama about a police detective who learns he is leading a double life that defies reality. When Detective Michael Britten regains consciousness after his family's car accident, he discovers his wife had died but his teen-aged son has survived. As he tries to put his life back together after the accident, he awakens again in a parallel reality in which his wife is alive but his son is dead. The drama is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and stars Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Dylan Minnette and Cherry Jones. B.D. Wong and Michaela McManus also star as therapists in each respective reality. Kyle Killen and Howard Gordon are executive producers. David Slade also serves as executive producer and directed the pilot written by Killen.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (44)

    • Bird: You see this coffee maker? $600. My ex-wife, she wanted one of these. I told her she wanted a $600 coffee maker, she should not have married a police. Eventually, we agreed on that.

    • Dr. Jones: Well I can assure you, Detective Britten, that this is not a dream. What?
      Michael: That's exactly what the other shrink said.

    • Vega: Well, then… why are we here?
      Michael: I had a dream about it. Or I'm having a dream.
      Vega: What?
      Michael: Nothing.

    • Bird: You want to tell me how you knew he had red hair?
      Michael: A hunch.
      Bird: Been a cop for 20 years. I only see hunches on TV.

    • Michael: The thing is, doctor… yes, I still see my wife and my son. And I've also watched both of them lowered into the ground. And when you see a loved one buried… you have one thought, over and over and over again, and that's that you would do anything--anything-to get them back. So if you're telling me that the price of seeing them, feeling them, of having them in my life, is my sanity? It's a price I will happily pay. Now, I'll come and see you, and talk to you as long as they make me. But trust me, when it comes to letting one of them go... I have no desire to ever make progress.

    • Rex: Did you wash these?
      Michael: I presume that's teenage for "thank you"?

    • Rex: You know, I can go out, or like, eat at Cole's when you're going to be late. His dad said it's okay.
      Michael: What, you don't like cereal and soda night? I'm a step away from giving you a bag of sugar and a spoon.

    • Michael: All right, you want to lead?
      Vega: What?
      Michael: The first suspect in our new case got brought in last night. would you like to lead the interrogation?
      Vega: A--are you sure?
      Michael: No, but I figure if you can come at him half as strong as you came after me, it might scare something out of him.

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    Notes (31)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 1, 2012 on Global
      UK: May 4, 2012 on Sky ATLANTIC
      Czech Republic: November 23, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • The song heard in this episode was "Maybe Not" by Cat Power.

    • The pilot episode was released as a preview to be viewed online on February 16, 2012.

    • Starting with this episode, when the scenes switch to different "dreams" there is a bumper.

    • Michaela McManus is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 8, 2012 on Global
      UK: May 11, 2012 on Sky ATLANTIC
      Czech Republic: November 30, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 15, 2012 on Global
      UK: May 18, 2012 on Sky ATLANTIC
      Czech Republic: December 7, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • Starting with this episode, there is an opening montage. They have clips from the first episode and also slowly reveal the letters "AWAKE." The names of the stars do not appear until the first scene after that.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Acasual forensics check would confirm that Kessel didn't shoot himself. The angle would be wrong for self-inflicted wound, there would be no powder burns on the gunshot wound, there would be no residue on his hands, and his wrists would show abrasions from the handcuffs as he tried to pull himself free. Despite all of this, a) Harper seems satisfied that she has made it look like a suicide, and b) the investigating officers accept it as a suicide.

    Allusions (6)

    • Michael: I like the one with the, uh, deranged chef.

      Michael is referring to the Fox reality series, Hell's Kitchen. The demented chef in question is host Gordon Ramsay, who has complete control of the judging and often breaks the basic rules to reward or penalize players who succeed or fail to meet his exacting standards. Ramsay is known for his catch phrases, "Shut it down!" and "Switch it off!" when he calls an entire competition to a close if the contestants are making a mess of it.

    • Hannah: She was, like, the Rex Whisperer.

      Referencing The Dog Whisperer, a TV show in which a man named Cesar Millan goes to people's houses and helps them solve their dog's behavioral problems.

    • Title:

      Referencing the ABC comedy-drama, Eight is Enough, that ran from 1977 to 1981. It chronicled the life of newspaper columnist Tom Bradford and his eight children.

    • Michael: Han Solo didn't look this good coming out of carbonite.
      Referencing the 1980 movie Star War Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Darth Vader plans to seal Luke Skywalker in carbonite, and tests the process on Han Solo, his captive. Bounty hunter Boba Fett then leaves with the block of carbonite to deliver Han to Jabba the Hutt and collect his bounty. Han's fate is resolved in the next movie, Return of the Jedi (1983).

    • Emma: First I was bored out of my mind, but then this X-Files marathon came on.

      Referencing the Fox sf/fantasy series (1993-2002) which starred two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who pursued various supernatural, supranatural, and alien menaces while dealing with a vast government conspiracy. Awake crewmembers Howard Gordon and Darin Morgan both worked on the show.

    • Title:

      Referencing the line shouted by Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in the movie Scarface while brandishing his M16 just before he launched a grenade from the under-slung M203.

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  • Fan Reviews (45)
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    By GigioOrtiz, Nov 07, 2013

  • It's alright.

    By guridkt, Jun 21, 2013

  • Great

    By NickProudfoot, Jan 10, 2013

  • Best show ever!

    By trantrantrant, Jan 02, 2013

  • Brilliant!

    By natesjokes, Jan 02, 2013

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