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Awake: Turtles All the Way Down

In one reality, Michael sits in a holding cell after his arrest for the attempted murder of the man who killed his family. In the other reality, he is offered a commendation for killing the same man. To escape in the first reality, Michael must speak to himself in the second... and resolve the situation with his family once and for all.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 1ATR12
Airdate: Thursday May 24th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) May 23, 2012
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 27, 2012

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Laura Innes
As Captain Tricia Harper
Mark Harelik
As Carl Kessel
Kevin Weisman
As Detective Edward Hawkins

Co-Guest Stars
Chesare Hardy
As Detective Ramirez
Jim Cantafio
As Detective James
Roderick L. McCarthy
As Sherrif's Deputy
Cutty Cuthbert
As Uniform #1
Paul Kellner
As LAPD #3
George Chavez
As LAPD #4
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..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Youth LagoonMontanaclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Bird: You wanted to catch him.
Michael: No. I wanted to kill him.

Harper: It's gonna be rough for a while, but when the dust settles, I want you to know, I'm gonna do everything I can to make sure that you receive the proper commendation...
Michael: I don't want a commendation.
Harper: What do you want?
Michael: I want my family back.

Lee: Choices have consequences, Dr. Evans.
Evans: Oh, now you're questioning my credentials.
Lee: You don't exist. I'm not particularly concerned about your credentials.
Evans: Were I his creation, it would simply show that even his imagination is a better therapist than you.

Harper: I'm sorry, Michael.
Michael: You're sorry?!? I should never let you leave this room. Nothing that happens to you when you walk out this door can ever be bad enough for me.

Hannah: Michael?
Rex: Dad. You okay?
Michael: Yeah... I'm good. I'm perfect.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKyle Killen
Executive ProducerKyle Killen  |  Howard Gordon  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerDavey Holmes
ProducerJason Isaacs  |  Keith Redmon  |  Ed Milkovich
Co-ProducerHoward Griffith  |  Valerie Joseph
Consulting ProducerEvan Katz  |  Darin Morgan
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorNick Berrisford  |  Todd Desrosiers  |  Paul Trejo
CastingCamille H. Patton  |  Christal Karge
Unit Production ManagerHoward Griffith
First Assistant DirectorNicole Burke
Second Assistant DirectorScott Remick
MusicReinhold Heil  |  Johnny Klimek
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  |  James A. Brewer
Post Production SupervisorKymberly Pereira
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam Dotson
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Fred Tator
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 13 guide may contain spoilers
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