Life on Mars: Season 1, Episode 12

The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All (25 Feb. 2009)

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While investigating the murder of a newspaper columnist, Sam crosses paths with a dangerous killer from one of his cases in the future and is convinced that he is guilty of this crime.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Supancic ...
Penny (as Patricia Frost)
Reporter #1
Thomas M. Hammond ...
Reporter #2 (as Tom Hammond)


Generally hated newspaper columnist Joey Conway, whose witty but often dubious criticism wrecked many careers, is murdered. Although lieutenant Gene Hunt hated Conway for adding lies to his truly abusive record, he agrees with the commissioner to handle the case by the book, for fear of his press colleagues. Sam however completely looses his cool when he recognizes from the future gallery owner Tony Crane, who will raise professionally and continue killing flippant young female artists, so Sam wants to save Tony's present protégée by all means, despite herself and the whole precinct, never mind a restraining order and ruined restaurant owner Demetri Pantos's macho confession. Written by KGF Vissers

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Early in the show they reference Kojak (1973), a popular cop show from 1973. Ironically Harvey Keitel played an armored car robber in the series' debut. See more »


Early in the episode Chief Harry Woolf pulls a sucker out of the mouth of Det Chris Skelton and comments that he, "Rues the day Kojak went on the air." Later on in the episode, Skelton states for the record that it's October 6, 1973. Kojak didn't debut until Oct 24 1973. And the suckers didn't start until well into the season, when he tries to quit smoking. See more »


Detective Ray Carling: We got nothing. Nothing! Oh-except for the fact that we now have irrefutable proof that this guy is one Brady short of a bunch.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »


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