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"THE LITTLE GUY "
03/08/2012 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Thursday) : WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? - LAURA INNES ('ER,' 'THE EVENT') GUEST STARS -- Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) continues to deal with his parallel versions of reality. In one world he's looking for ways to reconnect with his son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), by offering him some normalcy while they deal with his mother's death. In the other, Britten works to understand the emotions that his grieving wife, Hannah (Laura Allen) is going through. Meanwhile, a witness in the murder of a homeless man tells Britten and his rookie partner, Vega (Wilmer Valderamma) that a "small guy" was spotted at the scene of the crime. When that clue crosses over into the case Britten is working on in his other reality, Bird (Steve Harris), is confused by his partner's sudden interest in the height of the suspects they are investigating. Meanwhile, Britten's captain, (guest star Laura Innes) shows growing concern over his behavior. Later, the events surrounding the fateful accident that changed Britten's life come into question and throughout, Dr. Lee (BD Wong) and Dr. Evans (Cherry Jones) continue to present their dueling theories on Britton's condition.
SEASON(S): 1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/11/12
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, February 2012) NBC will premiere its intriguing new drama "Awake" on Thursday, March 1 (10-11 p.m. ET), starring Jason Isaacs ("Harry Potter," "Brotherhood") as a detective who finds he is leading a complex double life that defies reality. The series will continue on Thursdays (10-11 p.m. ET). From executive producers Kyle Killen ("Lone Star") and Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24"), "Awake" is an intriguing drama about Detective Michael Britten (Isaacs) who finds he's living two parallel lives. He's involved in a car accident that seems to have killed both his son (Dylan Minnette, "Saving Grace") and wife (Laura Allen, "Terriers"), yet his mind creates an ingenious coping mechanism in which he now lives two separate lives - one where his wife survived and the other where his son did. Trying to regain some normalcy, Michael returns to solving crimes in both worlds with the help of two different partners, Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman (Steve Harris, "The Practice") and Detective Efrem Vega (Wilmer Valderrama, "That '70s Show"). Michael is assigned a different case in each reality and quickly discovers that his dual existence is actually a powerful tool. He begins to solve impossible cases by using his two realities to gain unique perspectives and link clues that cross over from world to world. Helping Michael to navigate his two realities are his bureau-assigned therapists Dr. Evans (Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones, "24") and Dr. Lee (BD Wong, NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"). While both therapists work to untangle his two worlds, Michael has no interest in proving either one is false. But when memories of the accident begin to haunt him, he is forced to confront the truth about what really happened the night of the crash.