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Season 1 Episode 10

Dig a Hole

5
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 03, 2007 on NBC
9.2
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Crews and Reese investigate the murder of a Zen Master who was buried alive ten years ago. Crews continues to investigate his own case. He finds some proof that his partner's father Jack Reese could be involved.

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  • Top of the Drawer.

    10
    The best episode so far - hands down.



    The writing was very, very special and inspired in this one, and the acting wrapped it up nicely.



    The crime - A Zen master is buried alive and found 10 years later. The storyline was actually quite original, and I went with it all the way. Crewes talking to the dead guy was a nice touch. The party scene was a bit forced when involving Reese, but heck - at least she tried.



    The horse - A fantastic touch! More similar harassment please!



    Constance - Who is she dating? Her new haircut is *hot*.



    The kiss and tell - Crewes gets an unexpected package and potentially finds out about the killer.



    I have serious doubts about the line we are being led down, but I am simply dying to see what happens next. TV at its best (without being revolutionary).moreless
  • ok episode...

    7.4
    The case in this episode was not interesting at all. A sen master was found burried alive and the case led to one of his former students and others. It was sad how it turned out; the husband was going to go to jail for his wife. That was sweet. Anyways, the case just wasn't interesting. What was interesting in this episode was Crews figuring out who went to jail for him. Finally, he knows, so what will he do? I thought the promise Crews made to his wife was funny. He gave her a horse...haha. Anyways, this episode was great for the character development but not a great story.moreless
  • Review

    9.5
    Hugh advancement made to the plot against Charlie Crews and it came at a time very unexpected by me. I wouldnt have thought the writers would have given us such big information so quick, but everything may not be what it seems on the outside. The beginning of the next episode should say a lot about where the series is going from here. Standalone formats often have trouble doing two part episodes, but this feels like a very natural transition. I love the names of the back to back episodes (Dig A Hole, Fill it Up). So much more unique and original then part 1 of something and just throwing in a part 2. I liked the case in this one and it seems like the middle of the season slump was just that - the middle of the season slump. This show is really starting to heat up and it looks like Charlie is very close to figuring out where the 12 years of his life went. Very good set up episodes for the finale and I cant wait to see where the writers go from here. The only outcomes now are conclusion to what happened in the Charlie Crews investigation or running into a wall that we didn't see coming. Overall - great episode.moreless
  • "And that's the man you went to prison for. That's him Charlie.... that's the killer."

    9.1
    When a corpse is discovered buried with a rose in its hand, Crews and Reese quickly establish the victim's identity... a Zen master who disappeared in 1997. With the discovery of a cell phone comes a list of suspects. But which one of them is the killer?



    In a series which has featured a man found in his kitchen without legs and a woman falling from the sky wearing a pair of angel wings, the appearance of a buried Zen master wearing a t-shirt which says "I'm With Stupid" comes as no surprise. The case itself is another interesting one although, once again, it is the long running story arc which proves the more interesting aspect of the storyline.



    Damien Lewis shines once again here, whether he's conversing to a horse (I'm not making this up), confusing Reese with his philosophical ramblings or making child-like comments ("I think people were having sex in that house" he says disapprovingly to Reese after leaving a party filled with swinging couples).



    The main story arc progresses interestingly throughout (thanks largely to an entertaining scene in an elevator) and comes to perhaps a pivotal head with a clue unearthed in the final minutes of the episode. Is Crews about to discover the truth behind the murder for which he was wrongly imprisoned?



    We'll have to tune into the next episode to find out!moreless
  • Major arc development

    9.0
    Okay, first the music continues to be fantastic. Whoever is coordinating the music for this show deserves a raise. Here's the list for this episode:



    Ride - Liz Phair Opening song

    Ooh La La - Goldfrapp Vintage cellphone

    Perfect Disaster - Caution Cat (Rewind)

    Fleur de Saison - Emilie Simon French song in party scene

    Hello Hello I'm Back Again - Shivaree Connie comes to the police precinct.

    Gimmie Shelter - Rolling Stones Song at end of show



    If you're like me you may find yourself hunting around for these songs or others from previous episodes. This list is from the fan page at:





    If you think about it for a minute, you'll find holes in the plot. The guy still has his hand around the rose after he is buried alive? The wife buries him because he wanted to leave her? Etc. But that's too picky I think. The writing continues to be snappy, the performances by Damian Lewis and Sarah Shahi continue to shine, and the supporting characters all do their jobs. The photography is beautiful too.



    Lots of setup. Is the ex-wife at the house or just the horse? Does Constance tell Charlie where she is having dinner so that he will go there to meet with her? Nice tension.



    And of course some movement on the long arc of the series. Which unlike some others here I'm not as interested in. I just like the individual shows. Watch this show! You won't be disappointed. Mulder and Scully have nothing on Crews and Reese.moreless
Victor Rivers

Victor Rivers

Jack Reese

Guest Star

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Luke Dujarardin

Guest Star

Roger Aaron Brown

Roger Aaron Brown

Det. Carl Ames

Guest Star

Jennifer Siebel

Jennifer Siebel

Jennifer Conover

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (After Charlie compares the mugshot of Jack Reese's informant with Rachel Seybolt's drawing)
      Early: That's the man you went to prison for. That's him Charlie, that's the killer. What are you thinking about?
      Crews: I'm thinking about where I'm going next.

    • Crews: What would you come back as? Reincarnation. Don't limit yourself you can choose an animal.
      Reese: This one time should be plenty. Thank you.
      Crews: I'd like to come back as a giant Flemish rabbit. 15 pounds of pure bunny. Or a whale can you imagine being a whale, thousands of feet under water. Can you imagine that.
      Reese: Is it quiet down there?

    • Crews: See that car....not here. That building...not here. Not actually here, just more like it to be here than to not be here. That dog...not here. That girl...not here. Too bad about that. This street...this city...everything...not here.
      Reese: If you're not here, how come I can still see you?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vykopej jámu (Dig a Hole)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 26, 2008 on TV3+
      Sweden: July 8, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: October 1, 2008 on Ten
      United Kingdom: December 18, 2008 on ITV3
      Finland: March 9, 2009 on MTV3
      Poland: April 1, 2009 on TVP2
      Czech Republic: November 17, 2009 on Prima
      Slovakia: February 16, 2010 on JOJ

    • Featured Music:
      "Ride" by Liz Phair
      "Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp
      "Fleur de Saison" by Emilie Simon
      "Hello! Hello! I'm Back Again" by Shivaree (a Gary Glitter cover)
      "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
      "Perfect Disaster" by Caution Cat

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