Season 1 Episode 5

The Fallen Woman

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 24, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A woman, wearing an angel costume, is found dead. Crews and Reese must figure out if it was suicide or murder. They find out the victim might have been involved in a scam involving Russian brides. The big problem they face is that they can't get to the ringleader.moreless

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  • Sublime. Absolutely bloody-loutely-freaking brilliant.

    This episode was a notch above the rest.

    We learn a lot more about characters, and ironically, the evil man seems to be the angel in this episode - at least as far as Crewes is concerned.

    Reese - we learn that she got addicted to alcohol and drugs during an undercover mission. But she lost her faith due to a druggie boyfriend in that period.

    Lawyer - gets assaulted by her new client, who only wanted the money. She decides to move away, much to Crewe's dismany.

    Ex partner - was he really behind the missing money? Crewes certainly thinks so.

    Roman - my favourite character in this episode. Yes, he is a demon. But not without style or logic. Just heartless. He seems impressed by Crewe's ordeal and feeds him what appears to be valuable information.

    Ending any episode with "In the sun" is always going to result in a winner, but this was done in a sublime manner.

    Best one so far!moreless
  • good episode...

    An "angel" falls from a great height and is dead so Crews and Dani have to figure out who killed her. In the end, it was a complicated web of Russian guy and CIA protection...that doesn't really matter. What I really liked was seeing the bad guy go. It's always interesting watching the cops get pissed when a bad guy goes and I loved the smugness of the bad guy's character. I liked the whole play on angels and devils throughout this episode also. I don't really like the story line with Crews' lawyer and I'm happy she's leaving. Overall, this episode had a great story and more great character development.moreless
  • Review

    Best episode of the first five episodes of the series so far I think. A lot of character devolopment in this episode and I think that it was the best performance of the season from Charlies character. I thought the case was really well done for the most part. I thought a lot of the guest stars that are only going to be in this one episode did a very good job. The man that came in and wanted to make sure that the door was locked - did such a great job in establishing the mystery of what was going on. Why was he so concered about the door? What was it that he was afraid of? Terrific acting there. I thought "Roman" was a very interesting character both of the times that he was brought into the room for questions. The fact that he was able to call out Reese's drug use and also help Charlie with his investigation on what happened to the missing eighteen million dollars was very interesting. I dont know if we will ever be seeing more of his character but he had a very creepy feel that he knew a lot more then he should of about things happening in that police station. The only part of the episode that I didn't like was the ending. I don't think that the case got a very good ending at all, with "Roman" pretty much being realeased from custody. I don't think we ever even really got to find out if it was 100% him. The guy said he saw "Roman" kill her and they brought him in but he was realeased back into the streets about two minutes later. Didn't really like it. Constance getting beat up and getting ready to go to New York was interesting. I think her and Charlie are still going to be seeing each other, but I think Charlies reaction by going and finding the guy was very interesting considering the way that he and Constance have been with another. Didn't really see that coming from him. Overall - best episode of the season without a doubt for me.moreless
  • "I've called the police!" "....I am the police."

    In this episode an angel falls from the sky, Reese is forced to question the rejection of her faith and an interesting new piece of the puzzle regarding who set Crews up comes from a very unlikely place.

    Every episode of LIFE has been very good so far but it is with "The Fallen Woman" that we see just how good this show can be. Beginning with a wonderful opening sequence involving feathers falling onto a street followed by a shocking death, this episode moves at a breakneck speed throughout.

    Amongst the many highlights of this episode is the introduction of a possible nemesis for Crews in the form of a Russian sociopath named Roman, a touching scene in which a husband weeps for his dead wife and a sequence set in a restroom where Crews finally loses control.

    It is the conclusion of "The Fallen Woman" however where the true brilliance of this particular episode lies. One of LIFE's key strengths is the way in which each episode offers the audience a small glimpse of the overall picture regarding who set Crews up for murder and why. In this episode the clue comes from a surprising place and it's a very good one. Good enough to make you want to watch the next episode? Absolutely.moreless
  • This show just keeps getting better and better!

    I realise Damian Lewis is a very strong Brit actor - particularly his stage work who has conquered the accent problem but I couldn't put my finger on why this episode was so good ... and then I saw the director was Tony Wharmby who is just incredible with everything he works with ... who now does Bones and NCIS - which is a long way right back to the beginnings of good old Coronation Street!

    The show is getting sharper and the net has been cast to reel in the viewer to help solve the case as to who really set up Charlie ... the clues are all there ... The problem is that once he knows will it change his personality ... because at the moment, it is his need to know the truth that keeps him quirky!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The fruits in this episode are green apples. Crews eats two while waiting for Julia to start talking.

    • Twin's t-shirts: John 3:16

      "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."

    • When Constance and Charlie are hugging at the beginning of the episode, the camera shows Constance's left hand and wedding rings. She has them in the wrong order, though. The wedding band is supposed to be first with the engagement ring sitting on top of it, but her rings are the other way.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Crews: When Roman said those things, did you wanna shoot him?
      Reese: Yes.
      Crews: Me, too. Did you see yourself shooting him?
      Reese: Yes.
      Crews: Me, too. You lost your faith because of the guy not the drugs.
      Reese: My faith has been gone for so long I can't remember when it was that I lost it. Or if I ever even had it.

    • (Late at night. Crews enters Constance's office. She's been attacked and she's crying. He takes her in his arms.)
      Constance: It was Cudahy.
      Crews: He didn't -
      Constance: No, no, not like that. He just, he wanted money, like you got. He thought that I could get that for him and when I said that I couldn't do that he hit me and I - I'm so stupid. I wanted him to be you. Cause you're not mine anymore. All those years, you were mine.
      Crews: I know.
      Constance: Hold me. Can you just? (They hug tightly)
      Crews: It's gonna be okay.

    • Crews: This kid is nowhere.
      Reese: No one is nowhere.
      Crews: Now you're sounding like me again.

    • Reese: Do you really have any tattoos?
      Crews: You wanna see 'em?
      Reese: Absolutely not.

    • Crews: I knew a prostitute at Pelican Bay whose name was Angel.
      Reese: They have women at Pelican Bay?
      Crews: Well, she wasn't a woman woman, and just to make it clear, I didn't know her. Him. Didn't know her/him. But she did make a nice carrot cake.

    • Crews (Reese tries to remove the angel statuette from the dashboard, but it's stuck vast): Industrial glue. It's what holds us together.

    • Crews: It's like she fell out of the sky.
      Reese: She fell out of a window.
      Crews: It's like she's no one.
      Reese: No one is no one.
      Crews: Now you sound like me.
      Reese: Take that back.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Padlý anděl (Fallen Angel)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Belgium: September 28, 2008 on VT4
      Denmark: May 29, 2008 on TV3+
      Israel: June 2, 2008 on YES Stars 2
      Sweden: June 3, 2008 on TV3
      United Kingdom: November 20, 2008 on ITV3
      Finland: February 2, 2009 on MTV3
      Poland: February 13, 2009 on TVP2
      Czech Republic: October 13, 2009 on Prima
      Slovakia: February 9, 2010 on JOJ

    • Featured Music:
      "Face The Day" by Ren Stewart
      "Land of Jail" by Gram Rabbit
      "It Is Only Love That Lets You Down" by Gene Love Jezebel
      "Haiku Ten" by Sigmatropic feat. Cat Power
      "In The Sun" by Donna De Lory