Awake

Season 1 Episode 7

Ricky's Tacos

4
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 12, 2012 on NBC
8.1
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  • FROM PENGUINS TO TACOS

    Awake: Getting a Move On

    NBC's reality-splitting drama returned to the conspiracy storyline this week in a largely uneventful episode.

  • Episode Summary

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    Michael returns to a case that he was working on prior to the accident, giving Captain Harper cause for concern. Meanwhile, Michael and Vega work an old homicide case and Dr. Lee provides an assist while Hannah prepares for the move to Oregon. And in the other reality, Michael and Bird investigate a suicide and Evans gives Michael some advice about whether he should go with Hannah.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • A Bit Confusing

      8.0
      For the first time I was actually a bit confused in this episode. Another thing different about this episode is that there was a large focus on the conspiracy (and it was not done as well as in the past, in my opinion), and almost no focus on the family, only two scenes with Hannah and one with Rex, in which Rex has only like one line. The two cases in this episode, though, were great, especially the one in the green reality, and I also liked Dr. Evans's line about receiving a message from the drive through thing, and Dr. Lee's part about the pictures. This episode wasn't as great as some others, but I felt that it was very necessary. What I wonder though is why the captain is trying to work against Carl, and why the conspiracy is only featured in the red reality.moreless
    • Another good episode

      9.0
      This episode was quite hilarious at the beginning, when Michael got his clue. He was at the drive thru for Ricky's Tacos, and he heard where he needed to investigate. When he got to the window, he asked the clerk if he said something, but the clerk said no. So, Michael starts doing what he does so well, throwing his partners for a loop by asking about old cases and odd ball questions about them. One thing that did catch my attention, was the phone call the police chief got from some business man, and she affirmed Michael wasn't close. I also like the part where the female psych asked him the question about him getting the info from the taco microphone. I couldn't help but giggle at that. I agree with pedroman01, I am looking forward to next week Thursday as well.moreless
    • Suicide and Devils!

      9.5
      Again, I walk away from my Thursday night stoked about what I have just witnessed. Awake is so good each and every week and the last two are back to being top notch, after just decent episodes. Again, both cases were interesting, especially the suicide one. I was not totally surprised about her being pregnant or the father doing it, but it was still a crazy revelation. I also was thinking that the tattooed guy was the brother but then remembered it was a tiger, then the revelation came and was pleased with myself. I think the years of watching CSI has helped with my detective work. I am always interested to see how they connect the two and to see which world is giving the clue and which one he uses it in to solve. Unfortunately, I can't figure out which one is first, I think they switch it up every episode. They brought back the conspiracy again, and again, it is done only in the red world, which makes me wonder if that is the true world. There was not too much family things again, but I am interested to see how Michael will convince Hannah to stay in LA. I think they will stay (or at least him) but how is the question. Looking forward to next Thursday!moreless
    Jason Isaacs

    Jason Isaacs

    Det. Michael Britten

    Laura Allen

    Laura Allen

    Hannah Britten

    Steve Harris

    Steve Harris

    Det. Isaiah "Bird" Freeman

    Dylan Minnette

    Dylan Minnette

    Rex Britten

    BD Wong

    BD Wong

    Dr. John Lee

    Wilmer Valderrama

    Wilmer Valderrama

    Det. Efrem Vega

    Lombardo Boyar

    Lombardo Boyar

    Jose/Pablo Cabrera

    Guest Star

    Christopher Cousins

    Christopher Cousins

    John Ferris

    Guest Star

    Charley Koontz

    Charley Koontz

    Tim Wax

    Guest Star

    Laura Innes

    Laura Innes

    Captain Tricia Harper

    Recurring Role

    Mark Harelik

    Mark Harelik

    Carl Kessel

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Hannah: Michael... you know, you don't even have to deal with any of this. I can handle it.
        Michael: Yeah, because you can do the plumbing, right? And all the deck repair?
        Hannah: No, I'm gonna hire a heavyset men with an exposed butt crack. I'm gonna watch him do it.

      • Michael: Let me get this straight. You're handing us a three-year-old homicide?
        Banks: Handing you a miracle. Hello? I melted him out of concrete!
        Vega: Anything else?
        Banks: Ingrates.

      • Ally: You're his boss?
        Harper: You know what? I am everybody's boss around here.
        Ally: That's cool.
        Harper: Yeah. Sometimes even I can't believe how cool it is.

      • Lee: Are you familiar with the word "pentimento"?
        Michael: Pentimento? Does it go in a sandwich?

    • NOTES (2)

      • Michaela McManus is credited but doesn't appear. Dylan Minnette only appears in one scene and does not have any lines at all.

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: April 12, 2012 on Global
        UK: June 15, 2012 on Sky ATLANTIC
        Czech Republic: January 4, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • 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).

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