Life On Mars

Season 1 Episode 8

Take a Look at the Lawmen

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 28, 2009 on ABC
8.6
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Episode Summary

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Lt. Hunt and the detectives compete with Lt. Nunzio and the 144th squad to solve a bank robbery, which appears to involve Russian mobsters.

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  • Why does this episode ignore the cliffhanger before hiatus???

    8.0
    I agree is very disappointing follow-up episode to the cliffhanger in ep.7. The lady in the red dress storyline culminated perfectly in ep.7 and the "go to the basement" phone call (cliffhanger) shows the mystery of being back in 73' runs much deeper than the revelation of Sam's father's nature.

    I liked that the dialog was punched up a bit, adding more humor was a good call too and giving the supporting cast more meat is a great move. Why does the gravity and seriousness of the series have to be sacrificed for these additions?!?

    The show seems like it's taking a turn towards 70's nostalgic campyness forsaking the interesting, intricate, mystery revolving around Sam. They basically tossed a couple of mini-robot bones in this episode which did nothing to advance Sam's story.

    Hopefully this is not yet another example of network suits getting involved to screw-up another quality show. I really hope the show gets back on track with Sam's mystery.moreless
  • I really love this series, but what the heck happened to "Go to the basement Sam" ????

    7.0
    I really love this series, but what the heck happened to "Go to the basement Sam" ????

    Are producers laughing about their viewers? The end mid season on such a cliffhanger, and then in next episode two month later, they pretend like nothing happened? Are You kidding me? The story line with boss daughter was fine.

    Fight with russian mobsters was too comical, it was hard to watch without thinking "What a c*ap!"



    I think they share to little time for the storyline where Sam is finding out why is he in 1973.



    Seams like the first season could be the last :(moreless
  • Great Epidsode

    9.5
    This was a great episode of Life on Mars. A really strong opening show after the hiatus for people who watch the show. I know a lot of people are afraid to start watching at this point because they think they have missed too much, but you haven't start watching the show! The characters are really developing nicely. It is also good to see same trying to embrace his situation, even if that always gets him in trouble in the ends. The show really used the other actors more this episode which I appreciated. I look forward to how the show will continue to develop. If this episode was any indication it will be a round for awhile.moreless
Jason O'Mara

Jason O'Mara

Detective Sam Tyler

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel

Lt. Gene Hunt

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Detective Ray Carling

Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan Murphy

Detective Chris Skelton

Gretchen Mol

Gretchen Mol

Annie Norris

Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff

Maria Belanger

Guest Star

Vincent Curatola

Vincent Curatola

Lt. Anthony Nunzio

Guest Star

Joe Badalucco

Joe Badalucco

Carbone

Guest Star

John Cenatiempo

John Cenatiempo

Sizable Ted

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Maria: And whos the wild eyed boy from free cloud over here
      Gene: Sam Tyler. Transfer
      Maria: Wow, transferred here. You must've done some aweful things in your past life.

    • Gene: (To Vasilli, the Russian mob boss) And one more thing comrade, Vodka is for sissies. Men drink whisky.

    • Ray: (Imitating Maria) Goodbye detective Tyler.
      Sam: What?
      Ray: I think she likes you spaceman.
      Sam: What her? No
      Ray: I'm tellin you man. Come on. I would crawl accross half a mile of broken glass just to kiss the last guy who sucked her toes (Sam and Chris look at him like hes insane) ...What??

    • Ruben: (From a ledge ready to jump to his death) Whats on my mind? You wanna know.. Personal portable phones. Small enough to fit in a large briefcase. I lost every penny I had on that damn company
      Ray: What an idiot. Who wants to carry around a telephone
      Sam: No Ruben, you're ahead of your time. One day everybody will have one of these portable phones you're talking about.
      Ruben: Don't patronise me

    • Sam: (Sam addressing the suicidal man up on the ledge) Ruben wait. I know how you're feeling. I've lost a lot of things too. I know it can be hard to face but... you can get through this
      Gene: That's good Tyler. Talk to him like a woman

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