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Life: Merit Badge

After 12 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Charlie Crews is release and rejoins the force as a detective. He is partnered up with Dani Reese and together they work to solve the murder of a young boy. But Crews' unconventional methods while working on the case make Reese and Lt. Karen Davis question Crews' decision to rejoin the force.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Wednesday September 26th, 2007

Director: David Semel
Writer: Rand Ravich

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Oct 03, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Mar 04, 2008
UK (itv3) Oct 30, 2008

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (20 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Benjamin BenitezBenjamin Benitez
As Tito Juarez
Jennifer SiebelJennifer Siebel
As Jennifer Conover
Jon SklaroffJon Sklaroff
As Arthur Tims
Matt GeraldMatt Gerald
As Officer Krebbs
Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
As Mark Rawls
Braeden Le MastersBraeden Le Masters
As Tyler Hawley
Brent SextonBrent Sexton
As Bobby Starks
Brynn ThayerBrynn Thayer
As Mrs. Hawley
Chad LindbergChad Lindberg
As Lonnie
Cheryl WhiteCheryl White
As Alice Gibney
Larry PoindexterLarry Poindexter
As Wayne Gibney
Reno WilsonReno Wilson
As Officer Zerco

Co-Guest Stars
David KagenDavid Kagen
As Tim's Lawyer
Anne MooreAnne Moore
As Female Cop Mid 20s
Bob RuschBob Rusch
As C.O. #2
Delon HowellDelon Howell
As C.O. #1
Kendall ClementKendall Clement
As Prison Doctor
Michele WolffMichele Wolff
As Female Cop Mid 20s
Moe DanielsMoe Daniels
As Female Cop Mid 30s
Olivia HardtOlivia Hardt
As Very Pretty Girl
Tonita CastroTonita Castro
As Housekeeper
Main Cast
Damian Lewis
As Detective Charlie Crews
Sarah Shahi
As Detective Dani Reese
Melissa Sagemiller
As Constance Griffiths
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The FramesDream AwakeIn the end, in Charlie's investigation room

Warning: Life season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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