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Awake: Guilty

When an escaped convict abducts Michael's son in one world, the detective is forced to negotiate with same man in his other reality, well aware that he is missing a memorial service to his son that his wife Hannah doesn't want him to avoid.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 1ATR02
Airdate: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Mar 15, 2012
UK (sky ATLANTIC) May 18, 2012
NZ (FOUR) Aug 14, 2014

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (12 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Logan Miller
As Cole
Daniela Bobadilla
As Emma
Bailey Chase
As David Walker
William Russ
As Jim Mayhew
Clifton Powell
As John Cooper

Co-Guest Stars
Jim Cantafio
As IA Officer
Lolly Ward
As Nancy
David Pease
As Doubting Cop
Kevin Jackson (1)
As Homeless Man
Main Cast
Jason Isaacs
As Detective Michael Britten
Laura Allen
As Hannah Britten
Steve Harris (1)
As Detective Isaiah “Bird” Freeman
Dylan Minnette
As Rex Britten
B.D. Wong
As Dr. John Lee
Wilmer Valderrama
As Detective Efrem Vega
Cherry Jones
As Dr. Judith Evans


Reality 2..

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Episode Quotes
Rex: When it's just the two of us and he's asking me about my day, making me dinner, trying to talk about sports, being nothing but nice to me... I can't stop thing that... I wish I had her instead of him. What kind of person looks someone int he eye, someone who's trying so hard... and wishes they were dead instead of someone else? Every time he smiles at me, every time he hugs me and says he loves me... I'm--I'm afraid he's going to see that... I didn't choose him. That I want her instead.
Tara: Having those feelings doesn't make you a bad person. But whatever you're feeling, you shouldn't have to keep it to yourself. So it's good that you're telling me.

Vega: Hey, for a minute, you had me wondering if you were making this whole thing up.
Michael: You weren't the only one.

Dr. Evans: The point is, you felt guilty, and to alleviate that guilt, you created a dream where you freed Cooper.
Michael: If that's the case, it didn't work. I don't feel any better about what happened to him.
Dr. Evans: Isn't that interesting? Even when you go so far as to dream a world where everything turns out all right, you're still plagued with guilt. I'd like you to ask yourself something, Detective. Where do you think this inability to forgive yourself comes from?

Rex: If you’re watching this, I’m guessing you’re pretty messed up about what happened. But there’s something I really need to tell you... which as it turns out, I’ve... had a lot of time to think about. I know things haven’t been so easy between us recently... that I haven’t been... communicating. I think it’s maybe because I was afraid of what I might say because of how angry I was... about losing Mom. Mom was... she was really what held all of us together. Without her, I didn’t know what to do. And I think you kind of felt the same way, too. But I want you to know—and this is really important—I don’t blame you for what happened, for her being gone. So please don’t blame yourself.

Michael: So... how did it go?
Hannah: It was hard... until it wasn't. There was just so much love. and i actually felt like he, he was in the room with me. I just kept wishing you were there, so you could know what that feels like.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKyle Killen
Executive ProducerKyle Killen  |  Howard Gordon  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerDavey Holmes
ProducerJason Isaacs  |  Keith Redmon  |  Ed Milkovich
Co-ProducerValerie Joseph
Consulting ProducerLisa Zwerling  |  Evan Katz
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorPaul Trejo
CastingChristal Karge  |  Camille H. Patton
Unit Production ManagerHoward Griffith
First Assistant DirectorRichard Rosser
Second Assistant DirectorScott Remick
MusicJohnny Klimek  |  Reinhold Heil
Music EditorJames Bladon
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerMary Jane Fort
Key GripMarc Christie
Camera OperatorMichael May (3)  |  Paul Horn
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerK.C. Warnke
Transportation CoordinatorLeroy Reed
Property MasterIan Kay
Construction CoordinatorTed Wilson (2)
Production Sound MixerRobert Eber
Script SupervisorHilary Momberger
Production CoordinatorMichael W. Watkins
Assistant EditorLynne M. Whitlock
Post Production SupervisorKymberly Pereira
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam Dotson
Re-Recording MixerFred Tator  |  Bill Jackson (1)
GafferJohn Farr
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Production AccountantRyan Ford
Casting AssistantDanielle Parks
Department Head HairAudrey Futterman-Stern
Department Head Make-upDee Mansano
Original CastingRick Millikan
Warning: Awake season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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