Life on Mars (UK)

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 27, 2006 on BBC

Episode Fan Reviews (5)

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  • Tying up of various things hinted since Epi 1, great acting and excellent plot driven writing show why this is one of the best crime dramas on tv.

    While other reviewers have said how Sam's quest to get home has been overplayed, I think this epi deserves its own place separate from the others... The "flashes" Sam had been having of a following a women in red through a forest. this one ties this sub-plot up nicely... As I said in the summary, this episode is extremely well plotted and preformed by the cast. While I'm trying to avoid any possible spoilers, lets just say Sam becomes trapped in an impossible situation at one point where everything in the entire show pivots. I believe the delicate writing, excellent directing and potent acting of such an intricate scene ranks high up there in the long list of "Most Intense TV Moments". By the end, you wonder if he made the "right" choice, and realize, there wasn't one.