Season 2 Episode 6

Did You Feel That?

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 24, 2008 on NBC
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When an earthquake leaves LA in a mess, Crews and Reese try to find an escaped murderer that they arrested a year ago. In the beginning they are trying to find him to protect him from being killed, but soon find that he is not the victim. Ted gets injured during the earthquake.moreless

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  • Did you feel that?

    What a great way to bring back an old enemy from the very first episode. I have to say this season is getting better every episode. I had no problem with them bringing Tins back it made for a great story. Along with Tins we get to see Olivia again as she helps Ted and his pencil. He was hilarious, although I am surprised he didn't star screaming in pain as soon as he saw it. He should have a glove made. I was only dissapointed at one thing and that would be that they killed off Mark Rawls. I would have liked to see him get revenge on Tins, but sadly he didn't. Crews did for him. Then we have Reese and Tidwell kissing...I saw that one coming as soon as I saw Tidwell. Hopefully they don't make it to awkward between the characters. Tins sure did change a lot after only spending one year in prison. Just imagine if he had spent twelve like Charlie.moreless
  • "It is not the pencil talking!"

    "It is not the pencil talking!".

    Zen is back: Finally! We get some more Zen. The iPod to start with, and the scene in the car were both very good.

    Ted: pencil talk! Very funny and rather well written. Have we got an angry Mr Crewes Sr on our hands for the future? I certainly hope so. Would be a good way to get a possible reconciliation.

    The Car: No!!! She was so pretty!

    Story: The earthquake and subsequent "did u feel that?". The evil guy was also well acted.

    Tidwell: Hilarious byond measure. Both his response to the earthquake and the cutting of the wire were all nice touches.

    Reese: What?

    Tidwell: What!

    Me: lol.moreless
  • When an earthquake strikes Los Angeles, Crews receives news that Arthur Tins - the man he and Reese arrested during the pilot episode "Merit Badge" - has escaped. Unfortunately Mark Rawls, the father of the boy Tins killed, is also out of prison...moreless

    I loved the first season of "Life" but have found the second season to be strangely lacking in something. Don't get me wrong - it's still a great show (thanks in no small part to Damian Lewis at its center) - but it just wasn't entertaining me as much as those first thirteen episodes.

    This episode, however, was a return to form. We haven't seen much of Crews' Zen philosophies in the second season and so it was nice to have it featured once more (in a wonderful comic scene involving Reese and a fight for the control of a car stereo).

    Jon Skarloff was a particular highlight of the episode, and I don't think the character of Tins would have been half as enjoyable without Skarloff's portrayal. The storyline involving Ted dealing with the after-effects of the earthquake were a nice distraction even though I was more interested in the main storyline.

    If I had a problem with the episode, it would be with one of the final scenes involving Reese and Tidwell. I like the character of Tidwell but I find his infatuation with Reese slightly nauseating. I hope the writers don't decide to turn them into a couple.

    There was no real progression with the larger storyline of Crews' imprisonment and the conspirators behind it, but I enjoyed the episode's plot so much that I didn't actually mind.

    In summary then, "Did You Feel That?" was a great episode and ensures that "Life" remains the only police show I continue to watch.moreless
Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Ted Earley

Brent Sexton

Brent Sexton

Bobby Stark

Donal Logue

Donal Logue

Captain Kevin Tidwell (Season 2-)

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Charlie Crews

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Dani Reese

Jon Sklaroff

Jon Sklaroff

Arthur Tims

Guest Star

Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz

Mark Rawls

Guest Star

Stacey Travis

Stacey Travis

June Brimmer

Guest Star

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • At the end of the scene where Crews and Reese arrested Rawls at his home, the tattoo on Rawls' neck is smudged from the struggle with Crews.

    • During the earthquake at the beginning, Crews' earbuds switch from being in his hands when facing the camera to still being in his ears with his back to the camera.

    • The stuff that Crews writes on the whiteboard about Tins has different calligraphy every time the scenes switch.

    • After Rawls is shot, the blood spatter on the car's back window changes between shots.

    • The pencil stuck in Ted's (Adam Arkin ) hand is a bad special effect seeing it almost never looks straight or alligned.

      The Tattoo on Michael Cudlitz's neck is smudged after his attempt to escape.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Crews: Did you feel that?
      Reese: Does someone always have to say that? I'm standing right next to you. Yes, I felt that.

    • Tidwell: Yeah, I guess you don't
      Reese: Since when do you go by the book? You don't even have a regulation hair cut.
      Tidwell I go by the book. I go by this book, the LAPD emergecy manual, since about a hour ago when the Earth opened up and tried to swallow Los Angeles whole. Besides we have a lot of things to do today and none of them are stopping crimes that haven't happened yet.
      (shaking noise)
      Tidwell: Oh God this is it! Hold on everyone, its the big one! (sees the noise is Crews shaking the board) That's funny, real funny.

    • (Captain Kevin Tidwell and Dani Reese standing in the doorframe of his office while the Earth shakes. They close their eyes and start kissing.)
      Dani Reese: (Stares at the captain unbelievingly) What?!
      Captain Kevin Tidwell: (Looks back questioningly) What?

    • Ted: Don't say it's the pencil talking because it's not the pencil talking!

    • Dani: You stepped up to a car full of explosives but earthquake scare you?
      Tidwell: The earth cracking open that I dont' get. Messed up things people do that, detective, I understand. Don't you?

    • Dani: You are it?
      (It means backup for them)
      Tidwell: I'm it. SWAT is camped down in front of federal building anticipitation some sort of civil unrest. And apparently National Guard is off somewhere else.
      Dani: That's just us.
      Tidwell: Yeah, but I'm pretty pissed off.

    • Dani:I run a trace on Chip, but... But all the police computers are down.
      Crews:All the police computer systems were built by the lowest bidder.

    • Dani:The problem is all closed case files are computerized now.
      Tidwell:Yeah, and because of the quake the police computers are still down.
      Crews:What about living file? Wasn't Tins married?
      Tidwell:Ex-wives are beautiful things but how we gonna find her?
      Crews:If only we had a really big book that listed everybody names, addresses and phone numbers.
      Tidwell:Dude, you are old-school.

    • Reese: Should we tell him that is not a weight bearing wall and wont do him any good?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Když se otevře země (When the Earth Opens)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: November 12, 2008 on Ten
      Portugal: February 17, 2009 on AXN
      Finland: April 27, 2009 on MTV3
      United Kingdom: July 8, 2009 on ITV3
      Czech Republic: January 19, 2010 on Prima
      Slovakia: March 2, 2010 on JOJ

    • Music in this episode:
      "The Golden State" by John Doe. Teaser- Charlie's iPod.
      "Diamond Hoo-Ha Man" by Supergrass. Finding the armored car.
      "Soul of a Man" by Beck. Crews & Reese arrive at June Brimmer's house.
      "Mango Tree" by Angus and Julia Stone. precinct scene with Tidwell & Reese.
      "Battleflag" by Lo Fidelity Allstars - when Charlie & Reese were at Rawls apartment, and Rawls got "shot" in the back of the police car.