Season 1 Episode 3

Let Her Go

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 10, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

When a husband and wife are victims of a carjacking the wife is murdered. Crews and Reese become suspicious of the husband when he refuses to identify the suspect and they have to let him go free. Crews goes to see the detective that handled his case.moreless

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  • Another great episode where you learn more about the conspiracy involving Charlie Crews. (Spoilers)

    This was another great episode of Life; an informative episode that shows more about the conspiracy involving Charlie Crews. I really enjoyed the chase scene that concludes with Charlie drawing his knife on a suspect. I like those little moments that Charlie shows some anger. Reese is starting to become a partner to Charlie Crews, by backing him up and lying to the captain about him drawing a knife on the suspect. I'm glad that Charlie learns more and more about the conspiracy involving him with every episode. I hope we continue to learn more as the episodes go on. Overall, I give Let Her Go, an 8.5 out of 10.moreless
  • New car. One handed clap!

    This story line was not my favourite, but the banter was top class as usual.

    New car - Crewes gets a new car. Not my favourite - dammit! What was wrong for something like a Ferrari/Porsche/Aston Martin? Damn muscle cars.

    Coyotes - we learn that they are the only indigenous animals to outlive the invading ones brought along by colonials. Also, Ted absolutely hates them. Crewe's reaction to the fence was telling of his prison memories.

    One handed clap = slap.

    The case was boring, but the way they nabbed fatty was pretty cool.

    Reese finally starts acting like a partner when she tries to cover Crewe's knife indescretion. He takes full responsibility for it, but his smile was telling.

    Please wreck the car soon.moreless
  • good episode...

    Crews and his partner investigate the murder of a woman that was shot in her car. It turned out that her husband was a coward and his wife tried to fight off the gunman, but she died. I didn't really like the case in this episode. It wasn't very interesting and it was really sad. I didn't think it was that original either. I liked all of the character developments in this episode though. The whole thing with Crews and the lead detective of his case was interesting and so were his interactions with his wife. I really loved the part when Crews was chasing after the suspect; that was great. Also, the whole coyote thing was great. Overall, not an interesting case, but everything else was great.moreless
  • Review

    I like how the show can so easily bounce from the current episode storyline to Charlies past life and revealing things about that. I thought the best scene in this epsiode was when Charlie met his wife in the car after once again pulling over her husband for some random traffic violation. Im not sure why the writers decided to put the kiss in there, maybe just to make the scene a little bit more awkward then it all ready was. I love the writers talen for making Charlie act in such a way in situations that really don't call for it. I'm not sure what he was like in his life before prison, but his attitude comes across as part genius and part immaturity. Im not sure what to make of it yet. Didnt like the case as much as I liked the wedding one, but I did like the overall theme to Charlie the most in this one. He doesn't really learn anything new, but he does go to see the detective and his ex-wife that I mentioned a bit earlier. The big puzzle is coming together very slowly, but the character interactions while he does it 12 years later is really well written and acted by everyone involved. When the writers and actors do it well enough to the point where I do feel that there is a 12 year history between individuals I think they did there job. Overall, very good episode with the only flaws being at times the case felt a little slow moving.moreless
  • Crews wonders where the daughter was.

    I thought that this was a really great episode of Life and that is pretty good seeing how it is a new seires and a few episodes into the season. I thought that the storyline with the husband and wife who was murdered was really sad and that the husband was not able to remember at the time of the murder. I was happy that Crews was able to confront the lead detective who accused of murder that he did not commit. Evan though it did get him into trouble with his lawyer. I thought that it was funny that ted was afraid of coyote and that Crews pulled a knife on someone.moreless
Tony Alameda

Tony Alameda

Maldito's Mechanic

Guest Star

Tyler Tuione

Tyler Tuione

Manny Umaga

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


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When detective Crews pulls over his ex-wife and her new husband neither his new police car or their Mercedes have front license plates.

    • Peter Stylman's bandage is on the right side of his forehead when Crews and Reese come to arrest him during the wife's wake. After the camera panned away and returned, the bandage was shown to be on the left side of his forehead. The camera panned away and returned one more time and the bandage was back on the right side.

    • The fruit in this episode is a chocolate covered green apple.

    • The licence plate on Charlie Crews' new car reads "2QRI455".

    • Peter Stylman's bandage is falling off, sloppily tacked back in place and then resecured perfectly at the end of the scene (after he stands and declares that he will fight for his kids).

    • After arresting Manny in the van, watch Charlie as he fades out. He lowers his gun at the end of the scene. The fade out was a little too slow!

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Crews: I think I might go into space.
      Reese: Space?
      Crews: Yeah, you can pay the Russians to take you up there now.
      Reese: So after spending 12 years in a box down here, you're gonna pay the Russians to put you in a box up there.

    • Crews: Does it have GPS?
      Maldito: You don't want that. The man track you like a dog with GPS.
      Employee: Like a dog.
      Crews: Yeah. Yeah, you're right. I don't want that. Man'll track me with that.
      Reese: Crews, you are the man.
      Crews: Oh, yes. Yeah, right. I am the man.

    • Jennifer Conover: What do you want Charlie?
      Charlie Crews: I want to be the unwobbling pivot at the center of an ever-revolving universe. I want to be still.

    • Crews: Look, I admire a question answered with a question I do because there is no answers only questions. But, I'd like you to try really hard to give us an answer anyway.

    • (In reference to uncooperative witness)
      Crews: We have to use his strength against him.
      Reese: Whats his strength?
      Crews: His Weakness.
      Reese: His strength is his weakness?
      Crews: Yeah, its like the one hand clap.
      Reese: Are you really Zen?
      Crews: Zen-"ish".

    • Crews: No one's ever been killed by a coyote.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Pro klid v duši (For Peace In Soul)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 15, 2008 on TV3+
      Israel: May 19, 2008 on YES Stars 2
      Sweden: May 20, 2008 on TV3
      Belgium: September 14, 2008 on VT4
      United Kingdom: November 6, 2008 on ITV3
      Finland: January 19, 2009 on MTV3
      Poland: January 23, 2009 on TVP2
      Czech Republic: September 29, 2009 on Prima
      Slovakia: February 4, 2010 on JOJ

    • Music in this episode:
      "Mr. Fate" by Benjamin Diamond
      "Here We Kum" by Molotov
      "Polaris" by Bostich

    • Editing Error: During the arrest sequence of the husband, the shot is mirrored in one of his reaction scenes in order for him to face Det. Reese. However, his bandage appears on the wrong side.

    • Editing Error: During the chase scene, Crews has his gun drawn. Later, he holsters his weapon but in the next cut it shows up in his hand again.


    • Reese: Yeah, I get the Discovery channel too.
      Crews: Did you see that show about crabbing? Now that's a dangerous job.

      Crews is referring to the documentary style show Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, in which they fish for the King Crab in the Alaskan Sea.