Season 2 Episode 15

I Heart Mom

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Crews and Reese investigate the death of a man found in a house with no roof, which leads them to a construction scam and lots of suspects with no roofs. Rayborn reveals more of the conspiracy to Crews.

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  • Dead under a no roof house.

    Other than the killing of Roy, this episode is alot about the right and wrong of how to treat people. Roy is found shot dead on the top floor of a house with no roof, with a mouth full of 20 dollar bills. The roof work was being done be a company owned by Ian and Sasha, but Roy was using many company names and ripping people off. One of the people who were ripped off was and elderly lady named Mary Ford. Mary had a son name William, aka Sweet William who had committed multiple crimes. William tells Crews and Reese to check with Sasha. When they go back to check with Sasha, Ian says he gave her a gun and she goes to get it. Crews and Reese interrogate Ian who actually shot Roy.

    Mickey Rayburn gives Crews more information after inviting him to his boat. Later the boat that Mickey was with Crews on earlier, if found with a large pool of blood and no body. It is apparently Mickey Rayburn's blood and Crews could be in some trouble since he was the last person on the boat with him.moreless
  • Another great episode of Life.

    Life is a really great show, yet it surprises me how few people seem to appreciate it. This episode was a great example of how well the show is written and performed, particularly the character of Charlie Crews so wonderfully portrayed by Damian Lewis. There were tonnes of classic lines in the episode, particularly when he is chatting with Dani. The episode revolved around a bunch of scammers conning people about their roofs and twisted and turned brilliantly throughout the episode keeping you guessing. At the same time the Bank of Los Angeles mystery was explored a little more leaving me wondering what has happened to Mickey Rayborn. Loved it!moreless
  • great fun...

    Dude where's my roof? This show is still going strong, and has plenty of juice to continue for a few more years. Lots of stuff happend in this episode, like Mickey disappearing, which is weird. That leaves us with lots of questions, like Was it Mickey's blood? Is Mickey doing this to frame Charlie? It all fits well with the conspiracy this season and I'd like an episode dedicated to the conspiracy, I know we had one earlier this season but, we've been getting little bits and pieces in differnt episodes and some episodes don't even mention it. Which doesn't bother me, An episode doesn't have to have the main story arc to be good. I was surprised that Ted had a daughter. I can't remember if she was mentioned before but I'd like to see her and Ted bond some more. Ted needs more screen time in my opinion.moreless
Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Ted Earley

Donal Logue

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The actress who played Amanda Puryer (woman in a black dress) is Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis's (Crews) wife in a real life.

    • Goof: When Charlie says that he does not believe in the future, Dani is holding a pen which changes from a fancy black one when the camera is facing her to a basic clear ballpoint pen when the camera is behind her. This happens several times throughout the conversation.

    • When Reese and Crews are sitting at their desks, the outside shot of both Reese and Crews, Reese is shown to be holding a pen in her right hand. When the camera angle changes to focus on Crews, she is holding a different pen. The original pen returns when the camera angle changes to focus on Reese.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Charlie: This is not the gun that killed Roy. William, why did you think Ian killed Roy with a gun that didn't kill Roy? And why would Ian touch the gun that didn't kill Roy? And here's the big one. Why do you have the gun that Ian touched that didn't kill Roy?

    • Charlie: You strike me and you'll only be striking yourself.
      William: What? Some kind of kharmic payback?
      Charlie: If only. No. My partner will just shoot you in the head.

    • Amanda: Detective Crews?
      Charlie: That's right.
      Amanda: Can we speak privately?
      Charlie: And you are ...?
      Amanda: Someone who'd like to speak privately with you.

    • Charlie: I'm not here on my business, cop business. I'm here on your business. Roof business. I'd like to hire you.
      Sasha: Hire us?
      Charlie: See. I like a lot of light. Lot of light. And, you know, I just been thinking my roof kinda gets in the way of that. The light. So I was thinking, if I didn't have a roof, I could have more light. I thought of you. You're still in the business of taking people's roofs, right?

    • Charlie: So why the 180?
      William: My mom straightened me out.
      Charlie: She say you keep cutting out people's tongues, she'll send you to bed with no supper?

    • Dani: William Ford. AKA Sweet William.
      Charlie: Aggravated assault. Aggravated assault. Aggravated assault. He's easily aggravated.

    • Charlie: I'm going to look further into your future, Red. I see a house. This one's got a roof on it. It's a big house. With bars and walls. There are guards on the walls. It's always noisy. There's yelling and crying and a weird laugh that sounds like a cry. And there isn't any fruit. Ever.
      Dani: How does that future sound?

    • Ted: Does your mom know that you called?
      Anne: No.
      Ted: You've grown so much.
      Anne: Okay.
      Ted: You're a beautiful young woman.
      Anne: Sure.
      Ted: Anne, you can call me Dad, if you want to.
      Anne: I don't.

    • Charlie: Red Pesca. Two houses, no roofs, salt and pepper hair and a cold.
      Dani: (to Red) Stay where you are, Red.
      Charlie: Put your hands ... put your gloves where we can see them.

    • Charlie: Mrs. Ford, it says here you wrote a lot of checks to a company called, A Roof Of Our Own Limited.
      Mrs. Ford: Yes. Most everything I had.
      Dani: And by A Roof of Our Own, you mean Roy McCuller.
      Mrs. Ford: Nice young man. Polite. I have nothing bad to say about him.
      Charlie: Except that he stole most of your money.
      Mrs. Ford: But he was so polite. I baked him cookies.
      Charlie: Why so many checks, Mrs. Ford?
      Mrs. Ford: Well, he kept saying he'd lost the one I'd given him. So I'd write another, then he'd lose that one.
      Dani: And you trusted him with your money?
      Mrs. Ford: Well. Why wouldn't I?
      Charlie: He was so polite.
      Mrs. Ford: Yes. He was. But I guess he was just a thieving prick in the end.

    • Dani: Red Pesca?
      Red: I see you staring. My hair was red when I was a kid. Then I got the nickname and I grew up and it changed. I kept the name 'cause Salt and Pepper Pesca ...
      Charlie: Sounds like a pasta dish?

    • Charlie: (to Dani) I don't think I talk differently than anyone else talks. Maybe sometimes I don't not say things that other people don't not say but most other people don't not say the same things I don't. Know what I'm saying?

    • Dani: All these companies. You know, I'll bet none of this is legit. Looks like our Roy was working a scam.
      Charlie: Yeah. Most likely these companies didn't do anything. Let's go find out who these companies didn't do anything to.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Střecha nad hlavou (Roof Over the Head)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 25, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Portugal: April 21, 2009 on AXN
      Finland: June 29, 2009 on MTV3
      United Kingdom: September 9, 2009 on ITV3
      Czech Republic: March 23, 2010 on Prima
      Slovakia: July 22, 2010 on JOJ

    • Music:
      "They're Watching" by Gram Rabbit
      "Back Against The Wall" by The Source
      "Sonata For Violin and Piano No.5 in F Major 'Spring' Op.24 Adagio Molto Espressivo" by Beethoven
      "Respect Yourself" by The Staple Singers
      "Been A Long Time" by Gary Jules and The Group Rules featuring Jim Bianco

    • Helen McCrory (playing Amanda Puryer) has been married to Damian Lewis since 2007.

    • Charlotte Rae who plays Mary Ford (William's Mother), is probably most famous for her role as Mrs. Edna Garrett on the 1979-1988 comedy, The Facts of Life.