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Memphis Beat: I Want to Be Free

A man with amnesia turns up with a bullet wound in the middle of a seedy section of Memphis, leading Dwight to believe he may be connected to a three-year-old unsolved case involving the beating death of a little girl. Lt. Rice, facing financial difficulties after her ex-husband steals a large sum of cash, contemplates a career change.

Source: TNT

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 109
Airdate: Tuesday August 24th, 2010

Guest Stars
Daniel Hugh KellyDaniel Hugh Kelly
As Tony Bellew
Brett RickabyBrett Rickaby
As Zachary Drake
Pruitt Taylor VincePruitt Taylor Vince
As Martin Matthews
Tamlyn TomitaTamlyn Tomita
As Noreen Drake

Co-Guest Stars
Donna DuPlantierDonna DuPlantier
As Gloria the M.E.
Carol SuttonCarol Sutton
As Ruby Cooper
Jerry LeggioJerry Leggio
As Dr. Thomas Burke
T.J. Bellow Jr.T.J. Bellow Jr.
As Dee-Dee Cooper
Tonea StewartTonea Stewart
As Miss Angelina
Main Cast
Jason LeeJason Lee
As Dwight Hendricks
Sam HenningsSam Hennings
As Charlie White
DJ QuallsDJ Qualls
As Davey Sutton
Celia WestonCelia Weston
As Paula Ann Hendricks
Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
As Lt. Tanya Rice
Abraham BenrubiAbraham Benrubi
As Sgt. J. C. Lightfoot


The scene opens with Dwight singing. There is light all around him and it is a dream sequence. He goes in his dressing room and Gary Shilling gives him a necklace with the initials T.C.B. (Taking Care of Business). He is interrupted by his mother and Tony and they have a baby. A little girl named Bella shows up and takes Dwight to the woods. Bella is running away from Dwight and he comes up to a blue tarp in the grass. He lifts it up and it is him. Dwight is startled awake and he is in his office with Lt. Rice telling him that he hit it, while she is pulling on her clothes. Dwight wakes up to the phone ringing and it is Charlie. Dwight is no longer dreaming. Charlie tells that they have a shooting that happened but the victim has amnesia. Dwight hangs up the phone and looks in the mirror, shuttered by the dreams he just had...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Aretha FranklinSave Me 
B.B. KingWorry Worry 
Elvis PresleyGuitar ManCovered by Dwight Hendricks
Elvis PresleyI Want to Be FreeCovered by Dwight Hendricks
Hank WilliamsMove It On Over 
John Lee HookerIt Serves You Right to Suffer 
The MoonglowsSincerely 
Robert Lee BurnsideCome On In 
Screamin' Jay HawkinsI Put a Spell on You 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLiz W. Garcia  |  Joshua Harto
Executive ProducerGeorge Clooney  |  Scott Kaufer  |  John Fortenberry  |  Liz W. Garcia  |  Joshua Harto  |  Grant Heslov
Co-Executive ProducerSean Whitesell  |  Abby Wolf (1)
ProducerChristopher Morgan
Co-ProducerAlissa M. Kantrow  |  Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr.
Associate ProducerErin Mitchell
Production DesignerTracey Gallacher
EditorMark Strand
CastingAmanda Mackey Johnson  |  Cathy Sandrich  |  Meagan Lewis
Unit Production ManagerChristopher Morgan
First Assistant DirectorAlan Breton
Second Assistant DirectorGeorge Bott
MusicKeb' Mo'
Music EditorMichael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorJennifer Reeve  |  Evyen Klean
Costume DesignerCaroline B. Marx
Set DecoratorCynthia Anne Slagter
Property MasterStan Gilbert (1)
Supervising Sound EditorMike Marchain
Re-Recording MixerYuri Reese  |  Bill Smith
Director of PhotographyJohn Peters (3)
Sound MixerDaniel Izen
Casting AssociateKate Caldwell
Head HairstylistDana Boisseau
Additional MusicA. Patrick Rose
Head Make-up ArtistSusan Spaid
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