Awake (NBC) “Slack Water” Episode 10

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Awake “Slack Water” Episode 10 airs Thursday May 3 on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET).

Episode Summary: Detective Britten (Jason Isaacs) and Bird (Steve Harris) look into what appears to be a case of gang violence, but clues from his other reality force him to look a little closer. Meanwhile, Hannah (Laura Allen) uses her intuition to talk through a tough situation with Rex’s (Dylan Minnette) girlfriend Emma (Daniela Bobadilla).

Later, Captain Harper (guest star Laura Innes) finds herself having to take back a promise and Detective Vega (Wilmer Valderrama) is planning Britten’s going away party.

Lots of people find themselves leading some kind of double life… but none quite like this.

After Detective Michael Britten wakes up from a car accident with his wife and teenage son, he learns the devastating news that his wife died in the crash. Trying to put the pieces of his life back together, he wakes up a few days later to realize that his wife is very much alive and his son died in the accident! Did he lose his wife or his son? Or neither of them??

What if your life split in two in the face of a situation like this, and you could actually have everything you wanted, just not all at the same time? Michael goes back to work solving crimes while trying to put things back on a “normal” track, but alternating between realities provides some challenges – one moment he and his wife are grappling with having another child to replace their loss, and the next moment he’s finding himself attracted to his son’s tennis coach to fill the void from the loss of his wife. At the same time, he is solving crimes in each world which sometimes overlap in fascinating and inexplicable ways. Is he dreaming or going mad? Michael begins seeing two different therapists to help him sort things out, but then again why would he want either “reality” to go away when the totality of both means having his family complete?

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