Season 2 Episode 11

Canyon Flowers

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A food bank deliveryman is found dead, in a suburban home. The bizarre thing is that he was buried with flower petals around his head and from a distance the victim looks like a large flower. Crews and Reese believe that the murder is connected to a '70s cult. Meanwhile, Crews confronts Mickey Rayborn about his role in the conspiracy.moreless

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  • Meh


    What a load of tosh this one was. Seems like the writers lost the plot and then some more.

    The story: was poor and beyond recognition to some of the gems served up in previous offerings. The criminals really were not believable and I found myself caring less and less for them all. Uninspired to say the least.

    "Only one saint": Tidwell does wonderfully once again. He is larger than life and a truly intriguing character. More screen time for this one, please.

    Teddy bear: all of his appearances propped up a terrible story. More please.

    Raybourne: "Wanna leave behind the blood, but you can't. Wanna leave behind the revenge, but you can't". I really like this man. Keep him alive for as long as possible.

    Nevikov: FINALLY! He was truly awesome in the first season, and this is no different. A well-built and menacing baddie with truckloads of style.

    The museum scene raid was surreal in a good way.

    Overall, this one was let down by an awful crime story. The rest of the characters did well to hold it all together, but given how much more is left to be covered, they really should have done better.moreless
  • Weird murder museum, cordon bleu evil FBI man, Ted framed and more on the main mystery.

    This was another good episode of Life which moved the main story on another degree and had an interesting plot about a gruesome museum of murder, a man surrounded by petals and a tale of a murderer from the early 70s. There were some classic moments like the evil FBI man in Crews' kitchen cooking a meal as Charlie walks into his own house. Poor love lorn Ted got framed and Charlie is going to have to get him out of that one fast. There weren't enough Dani and Tidwell moments for my liking but basically this was another fine episode.moreless
Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Ted Earley

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Donal Logue

Captain Kevin Tidwell (Season 2-)

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Charlie Crews

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Dani Reese

Brent Sexton

Brent Sexton

Bobby Stark

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The names of the couple who run the Murder and Mayhem Museum, Squeaky and Tex, are references to members of the Manson family (nicknames of Lynette Fromme and Charles Watson)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dani: (talking about Johnny Hazlit) Eight wives, forty-three children.
      Kevin: Eight wives all at the same time? That's like a thousand pounds of wife in the house. No wonder Hazlit was crazy.

    • Kevin: (to Dani and Charlie) You two are off to LAPD Dead Records Storage.
      Charlie: Why go there when we can go somewhere where history comes alive?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Krvavé květiny (Bloody Flowers)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Finland: June 1, 2009 on MTV3
      United Kingdom: August 12, 2009 on ITV3
      Czech Republic: February 23, 2010 on Prima
      Slovakia: June 24, 2010 on JOJ

    • Music in this episode:
      "42" by Coldplay
      "Spear (aka"Heart Will Fade")" by Caution Cat
      "Lost In My World" by Los Dug Dug's
      "Oliver Future" by The Big Sleep
      "You Deserve Something" by Punsapaya
      "Understanding The New Violence" by The Uncut
      "Everybody Daylight" by Brightblack Morning Light
      "The Puzzle" by Ketamine Suns