Awake

Season 1 Episode 6

That's Not My Penguin

4
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 05, 2012 on NBC
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  • Michael's Beautiful Mind

    9.0
    Heretofore, the the weight of Britten's two realities have been juggled nicely as Britten finds a certain comfort living in both since by doing such he still has his wife and son.,only separately. He has managed to function, even thrivingh by solving each realitiy's crime by leveraging facts from one to the other. Now, it's all falling apart as he begins to believe he may not be simply dreaming one and living the other, but fully hallucinating. He knows he is beginning to show signs of schizophrenia in no small part as he begins to see an obvious hallucination of a penguin! Yes, a penguin which is a great device as it's cute, but obviously so "out-there" it can only be in his mind. Throw on top of this his growing fear of insanity a case where he has to negotiate with a man who could well be himself if he continues to move toward full-blown schizophrenia. The complexity of it is over-the-top good. In the end realizes what a kindred soul needs to avert the possible destruction at hand, A gamble in creating a truth based on a loose interpretation of a deceased sister's freedom whereby he sensed the hostage taker's sister called him "Trip" totally selling the young man as to it's validity - allowing him to surrender. Just as Michael is feeling better in a post stand-off session with Dr. Lee he realizes Dr. Lee really wasn't there with him as he imagined. Michael is left to still wonder if he is better or worse. Wow, best episode so far, this show amazes, for the life of me I don't understand the low viewership. Absolutely best new show of the season!
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