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NBC Releases First Episode of ‘Awake’ Online, Along With Details on Upcoming Episodes

By on February 18, 2012
Image © NBC. All Rights Reserved.

Image © NBC. All Rights Reserved.

If you’ve been itching to watch the March 1 premiere of the new sci-fi crime drama Awake, there’s no need to wait any longer. NBC has released the full length pilot episode online.

And if the first episode leaves you hungry for more we have synopses of the second and third episodes, which will air in the weeks following the March 1 television premiere of the pilot.

In episode 1.02, some hints are dropped about ‘The Little Guy’ (who will be played by Alias’ Kevin Weisman in upcoming episodes). Laura Innes (ER, The Event) guest stars.

Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) continues to deal with his parallel versions of reality. In one world he’s looking for ways to reconnect with his son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), by offering him some normalcy while they deal with his mother’s death. In the other, Britten works to understand the emotions that his grieving wife, Hannah (Laura Allen) is going through. Meanwhile, a witness in the murder of a homeless man tells Britten and his rookie partner, Vega (Wilmer Valderamma) that a “small guy” was spotted at the scene of the crime. When that clue crosses over into the case Britten is working on in his other reality, Bird (Steve Harris), is confused by his partner’s sudden interest in the height of the suspects they are investigating. Meanwhile, Britten’s captain, (guest star Laura Innes) shows growing concern over his behavior. Later, the events surrounding the fateful accident that changed Britten’s life come into question and throughout, Dr. Lee (BD Wong) and Dr. Evans (Cherry Jones) continue to present their dueling theories on Britten’s condition.

Laura Allen, Jason Isaacs, and Dylan Minnette of 'Awake' (image © NBC)

And in episode 3, ‘Guilty,’ there is even more drama …

Rex is kidnapped by an escaped convict Michael arrested 10 years ago; an investigation in Michael’s other reality gets in the way of an event honoring his deceased son; clues from both realities lead to Michael’s sanity being questioned.

If you watch the pilot, let us know what you think! Will you be tuning in for more episodes?