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Aired: 5/11/2009

The CSIs investigate the case of a man boiled alive, Julia spirals out of control, and one of the team's darkest secrets comes to light. watch

Awake: Why Is There a Penguin in Britten's House!?

How long can Michael Britten live in two realities?

More and more that's becoming the question at the center of NBC's Awake. After Britten (Jason Isaacs) agreed to move with his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) to Oregon — a move encouraged by his therapists as a sign of progress — he received a haunting phone call from the serial killer he was chasing that urged him to not let go of his dual-reality gift.

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Awake: Can Britten Keep His Double Life and His Marriage?

Awake's Michael Britten is already living in two worlds, and after Thursday's episode, he may soon be living in a third.

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Britten (Jason Isaacs) has been slipping back and forth between two realities ever since a car accident killed either his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) or his son Rex (Dylan Minnette). In Thursday's aptly titled episode "Oregon," Britten learns that Hannah is far more serious than he thought about moving to the Beaver State to pursue law school — and to escape the pain of losing their son.

"Obviously she's devastated by the loss of her son and yet she needs to stay in perpetual motion," Allen tells more


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Year Title Description
2012 Awake TV Show Series, Actor - Hannah Britten
2010 Terriers TV Show Series, Actor - Katie
2009 Old Dogs Movie, Actor - Kelly
2007 Dirt TV Show Series, Actor - Julia Mallory
2004 The 4400 TV Show Series, Actor - Lily Moore

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Thursday TV in Review: Community Vs. Big Bang, the Return of Punk'd, and More

Give a gold star — or whatever qualifies as a decent grade at Greendale Community College these days — to NBC for the smart decision to bring back Community while CBS was preoccupied with NCAA March Madness for several weeks. This allowed the very cult ...
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Thursday TV in Review: Touch, Awake, Community, Archer

Anyone who thinks TV isn't trying hard enough to raise the bar this midseason should check out tonight's most distinctive shows. With the official series launch of Fox's fantastical Touch (9/8c) and another fascinating episode of NBC's mystifying Awake (10/9c), I imagine some will maintain that they may be trying a little too hard.

It's probably fair to wonder if Fox is touched in the head for going forward with a show as out-there as Touch. This hasn't been an easy time for truly offbeat shows to gain traction, as risk-takers including Smash, The River and Awake have struggled in the ratings, with critics eager to point out their obvious flaws while often undervaluing the ambition it took to put ...
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Thursday TV in Review: Awake Dreams On, and HBO's Oscar-Winning Saving Face

When a new show comes along that blows you away with its risk-taking originality, like NBC's haunting Awake (see my review of the pilot episode here), it's almost inevitable that one of the first ...
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Intrigued by NBC's Dream-y Double Life Drama Awake? You Should Be! Here's How It Works

In many ways, Awake is an even riskier bet for NBC than the showtune-happy Smash. The show follows a detective whose reality has splintered following a fatal car accident: one day, he wakes up to comfort his grieving wife because their son has died; in the next, he's a widower living with his son who survived. During one of his mandated therapy sessions, he lays it out: One of these existences might not be real — but he'd rather go on living in both.

More ambitious and certainly more challenging than most network dramas, Awake is not nearly as complicated as traversing through Inception, a comparison some critics have already made. Instead, think of it as a cop drama with a twist, albeit a very ambitious twist read more

VIDEO: Watch the Series Premiere of Awake

There's no need to wait until March for the anticipated NBC drama Awake when you can watch the first full episode right here now!

Awake: A double life, but is either real?

Jason Issaacs stars as Michael Britten, a police detective who finds himself leading two simultaneous lives after a car accident. In one, his wife (Laura Allen) has died. He goes to sleep and wakes up in the other, in which he's lost his teenage son (Dylan Minnette). Michael copes with his twin losses with the help of dueling shrinks (Cherry Jones and B.D. Wong) and two different partners: Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman (Steve Harris) and Detective Efrem Vega (Wilmer Valdarama).

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