Life: Season 2, Episode 12

Trapdoor (I) (17 Dec. 2008)

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Crews and Reese investigate the execution style killing of three men, two of whom are suspected of being Russian mobsters. The third victim doesn't fit the pattern however and the police ... See full summary »



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Crews and Reese investigate the execution style killing of three men, two of whom are suspected of being Russian mobsters. The third victim doesn't fit the pattern however and the police start to look at missing persons reports. They identify him as Paul, a Russian engineer and conclude the three victims were building something. Gangster Roman Nevikov claims not to know them but they are convinced the three worked for Nevikov. Dani decides to write the Lieutenants exam but also starts drinking again. Meanwhile, Charlie shoots an intruder in his house who turns out to be his father. Ted Earley is still in prison but Charlie makes sure he is protected. Written by garykmcd

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The blood stains on the wall don't fit with the way the men are laying in the pit they were found in. If they were stood against the wall they wouldn't have been lying flat on their backs in the bottom of the pit. There wasn't room for their killers to be in the pit with them; so they would have had to have been well above their victims when they killed them. That too would have changed where the blood stains on the walls were; but the bodies still would have fallen in a heap on the floor not been neatly laid out. And even if they were told to lay on the floor before being shot; there wouldn't have been any stains on the walls. See more »


Captain Kevin Tidwell: Oh, you must be the grown up.
Special Agent Paul Bodner: Special Agent Bodner, FBI.
Charlie Crews: Are you all Special Agents? Because if you're all special, then none of you are really special then, right?
Special Agent Paul Bodner: Trust me, I'm special.
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REAL torturing of viewers
18 December 2008 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Why? Why does it have to be February 4th till the story continues? I have a very strange feeling about Crews's father for some episodes now. I think he has to do something with the "five". He turned up when things started to get hot. Naturally, Olivia has to do something with Charlie's investigation marrying his father since "everything's connected". But his father must have some relation with Jack Reese.

No wonder it was written in the way that Dani was introduced to Charlie's father as "Dani" by Crews and herself as well. Things are not gonna get unwrapped but tightened further on...

I can't wait!

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