Life On Mars

Season 1 Episode 9

The Dark Side Of The Mook

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2009 on ABC
8.4
out of 10
User Rating
90 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
A mysterious phone call from a tipster leads Det. Sam Tyler to a headless body. A severed head is delivered to the precinct at the same time, thus leading to the discovery of a series of gruesome decapitations that might involve Det. Carling's brother, Eddie.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Wednesday
No results found.
Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Why did this show have to get cancelled?!!

    10
    This was a great episode and this show should not have been cancelled. Things pick up where the last episode left off and Sam is lead out to dig up a body with no head. Meanwhile a box was delivered to the 125 with a severed head in it. The mystery begins. They eventually find the body that belongs to this head; it isn't the one that Sam dug up. A major part of this episode revolves around Ray's brother Eddie, who is a small time crook. During the whole episode Ray, Sam and the Lieutenant are being interviewed / interrogated by a bald man presumably of Internal Affairs, asking where Eddie was among other questions. They are called out to a crime scene where another body with no head has been found. As it turns out Eddie and the two decapitated men robbed a man named Donovan Stamp. The police interrogate Stamp bet get nowhere. All of the sudden large man with a disfigured face comes into the precinct carrying a box with a severed head, a machete, and clothes he wore to kill them and confesses to the crime. It is apparent that Donovan Stamp paid the man to kill them for robbing his house. Ray sends Eddie away so he doesn't get killed as well. At the end, the interview by the bald man is over with Sam and Sam leaves. Another man comes in and takes Sam's interview tape and smashes the others. He then puts them in a folder labeled the Aries Project. Later on Sam gets a call from that man and he tells him he is doing well.moreless
  • Much better than the last episode.

    8.5
    Much better than the last episode. I'm guessing the producers did some juggling and pushed last weeks russian mob episode ahead of this weeks cliffhanger followup episode. They probably did this because the LOST lead-in fans might not have been familiar with style and vibe of LOM. Anyway I'm glad to see the show taking it's self more seriously in this episode.



    I have a hunch they filmed the internal affairs interrogation scenes after the episode was in the can. If I'm right those additional scenes were shot to frame the episode as a flashback because they juggled the episodes order. This also gave the producers an opportunity to put emphasis on the russian experimentation angle. Interesting stuff!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

Eric Balfour

Eric Balfour

Eddie Carling

Guest Star

Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Donovan Stamp

Guest Star

Joseph McKenna

Joseph McKenna

Disfigured Man

Guest Star

John Cenatiempo

John Cenatiempo

Sizable Ted

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less