Season 1 Episode 11

Fill It Up

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 05, 2007 on NBC
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Crews and Reese investigate a murder in which it looks like the wife shot her husband, but no murder weapon was found, what they do find is illegal drugs. Crews asks Reese and Stark to cover for him during the search because he has to take care of something. Crews is in for a shock as he tries to track the man he thinks actually committed the murders he was in jail for.moreless

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  • Absolutely thrilling. More please. You dig a hole and then what? "Fill it up!"

    This is what television should be like. It is witty, engaging, revealing, unnerving, on the edge, vibrant, humorous and simply kick-ass.

    The plot is advanced in a decent pace, it simply flows and you just go with it, yeah so it's a bit Zen Master like... you know, you think you are there but you are not, just more likely to be there than not to be there, if you get my drift.

    It is all connected. No kidding. I hope we see more of Crews soon and hopefully in situations where he has to face his demons. Will the tape safe him a second time around? More please!moreless

    Okay. They are pushing the boundaries of gripping television. The writing was much, much better than most of the episodes and I noticed some incredibly vivid camera work for the very first time in a TV show. All of it was top class TV.

    Earthquake weather - Too true.

    The car goes - hopefully for good. Oh YEAH.

    The python was the only really weak point (apart from Reese). Both of them together was painful.

    Zenless for a while! How awesome was that. I like how the cassette tape ends. Scary Crewes was fantastic. Apologetic Crewes equally so - please let him torment the ex a while longer, please!

    Ted is most definitely like a younger Alfred to the Zen-master crime fighter. And all the better for it. More lines for this guy, please.

    Rachael Seybolt. Finally!

    Not satisfied about Kyle Mills - my theory still holds that he was not the main man. Else, it is too clear.

    Ah. This series has finally well and truly taken off.moreless
  • A Fantastic Ending to Season 1!

    Crews worked really hard to find out who the killer of his friends was and he managed to find him.

    I have to say that we see how much things are tangled and how much soeone wanted to blame Crews for that family's death but who is it exactly? Is it John Reese cause that's what things look like.

    Jack Reese is behind a lot of things for sure as we can see that in the end he showed that he knew a lot more than he was showing.

    We can see that Reese Crews's partner is ready to help Crews out and even cover for him at times.

    A very interesting ending to Season 1 and I can't wait for Season 2 to start.moreless
  • great finale!

    Crews and Dani investigate the death of a man that was shot through a door by a shotgun...well, Dani did most of the investigating while Crews was off settling his issues. Finally, we get some answers and conclusions! Apparently, the man that killed the family kept the daughter and she seemed to love him. That was an interesting turn of events...I loved how Crews had the killer in the back of his car and just drove him around; taht was funny. I thought Reese was done, but he found a way to wiggle out. Overall, this episode had amazing character developments with Crews and I really enjoyed it.moreless
  • A really good episode that was used as a season finale for season 1.

    A really good episode that was used as a season finale for season 1.

    In this episode Crews finds out the man who killed his friends, and gets a confession from him. But this man swears that he wasn't the one that framed him.

    Meanwhile he also makes the connections to Jack Reese and he tries to get him get arrested. But in a twist of events, Jack Reese tells Crews that he has something he wants. He tells him he has that little girl. That little girl who doesn't even remember him when she was bleeing in his own hands. It leaves a good leadup for season 2.moreless
Titus Welliver

Titus Welliver

Kyle Hollis aka Orson Parker

Guest Star

Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz

Mark Rawls

Guest Star

Jennifer Siebel

Jennifer Siebel

Jennifer Conover

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Crews gives his Buick Regal to a young woman as a present (in case he was followed) after returning from Indio and buys himself an old Cadillac which is later wrecked so at the end of the episode we see him driving along the desert highway in their police issue ford Taurus.

    • When Charlie throws the tape out of the car, it was somewhere in the middle of the recording. But when we see it on the side of the road, after he had thrown it out of the car, you can see the clear leader tape. Which means it is either at the beginning or the end of the tape.

    • Charlie Crews used the words "Dig A Hole" (title of the previous episode) and "Fill It Up" (title of this episode) when he finally answers Kyle Hollis on what he was doing.

    • Michael Cudlitz reprises his role as Mark Rawls in this episode as Charlie's informant from inside the prison. He first appeared as an inmate whose son was killed in the pilot episode.

    • The fruit in this episode is the Pluot, though Charlie eats it in front of a stack of what looks like oranges.

    • Crews' car was a Buick Regal Grand National (likely between the years of 1984 and 1987) and has a 3.8L turbocharged V6.

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  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Zasypej jámu (Fill Up the Hole)

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 26, 2008 on TV3+
      Sweden: July 15, 2008 on TV3
      Belgium: November 9, 2008 on VT4
      United Kingdom: December 18, 2008 on ITV3
      Finland: March 16, 2009 on MTV3
      Poland: April 1, 2009 on TVP2
      Czech Republic: November 24, 2009 on Prima
      Slovakia: February 18, 2010 on JOJ

    • This was the last episode completed before the WGA strike that started on November 5, 2007.

    • Featured Music:
      "El Rodeo" by Kyuss
      "Ahead of My Time" by Teddybears featuring Daddy Boastin'
      "Shoot Out the Lights" by X
      "Killer in Me" by D'amato
      "Sorry" by Gram Rabbit
      "Who By Fire" by Leonard Cohen
      "Down Boy" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      "Finally" by The Frames
      "Her Strangest Memories" by Flight Crash Companion


    • When Crews answers Kyle about what he is doing in the desert by saying "dig a hole, fill it up" - he is alluding to Zen exercise in the previous episode, 'Dig a Hole'.