Following a tragic car accident, Detective Michael Britten experiences insomniac shifts between two perceived versions of reality.
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Through the course of the series, Britten must use mysterious clues and portents to reconcile the two realities and unravel a murderous conspiracy behind the car wreck.
Episode 1: "Pilot"
Detective Michael Britten is adapting as best he can to his unique condition. His wife and son (Hannah and Rex) grieve for one another, each living in a reality where the other was killed. His therapists (Doctors Lee and Evans) each believe the other exists only in Britten's mind. His partners (young Detective Vega and veteran Detective "Bird" Freeman) balance out his work in different ways. Then Britten discovers his two realities are mysteriously interlinked as two very different cases yield similarities that defy belief.
Episode 2: "The Little Guy"
Britten continues finding ways to use the perceived dual worlds to his advantage. At home, he coyly asks his wife for domestic tips for use in the world where he's lost her. At work, he discovers that two seemingly different victims were both named Bernard Mackenzie. As he investigates, a dubious witness puts him on track to catch the so-called "little guy" who did it.
Episode 3: "Guilty"
Rex gets kidnapped by John Cooper (Clifton Powell), an escaped convict that Britten arrested 10 years prior. Michael's retired partner Jim Mayhew (William Russ) gets involved and shoots Cooper before he reveals Rex's whereabouts. Britten's interview with Cooper in the red reality then supersedes an event honoring Rex, there deceased. Mayhew is called in to help with the case. That's when Britten learns why he is really involved again.
Episode 4: "Kate is Enough"
While investigating an alleged suicide during an upscale yacht party with Detective Vega, Britten runs into Rex's former babysitter, Kate (Brianna Brown). Later, in a case where Britten is investigating with Bird, Kate appears again, this time as a suspect. Doctors Lee and Evans try to help him make sense of his run-ins with these two very different versions of the same woman.
Episode 5: "Oregon"
Britten suddenly becomes a suspect in his own case when an FBI agent, Elizabeth Santoro (Megan Dodds), questions his methods of tracking down the Gemini Killer, a serial murderer she insists is dead. Meanwhile, still mourning for her son, Hannah finds comfort in the possibility of moving to Oregon and going back to school.
Episode 6: "That's Not My Penguin"
In the red reality, Britten takes point in dealing with a hostage taker at a mental hospital and gets an injection of hallucinogen for his trouble. In the green, a two-toned intruder waddles around in his home and through his therapy sessions.
Episode 7: "Ricky's Tacos"
In the "red reality", the Brittens continue with their plan to move to Portland. Michael takes a fast food break for Ricky's Tacos where the voice at the drive-thru warns that he must not relocate and "it all starts with the Westfield case". He investigates but succeeds in little more than arousing the concern of Captain Harper.
Episode 8: "Nightswimming"
While helping a couple to prepare for a new life on the witness protection program, Britten also ponders his plan for a new life in Oregon with Hannah. He also introduces Detective Vega to Jake (Steve Lawrence), his longtime confidential informant. Jake, however, does not get along with Vega.
Episode 9: "Gameday"
In the red reality, Michael checks out the case of a football fan found dead on the ground. In the green, he handles the matter of a burning building with a girl inside. Meanwhile, Rex questions his girlfriend Emma (Daniela Bobadilla) about a secret she's keeping and Vega plans a surprise going-away party for Michael.
Episode 10: "Slack Water"
Britten and Bird are investigating what seems to be a case of gang violence. However, the clues known to Britten in the red reality suggest something deeper. Meanwhile, Hannah is trying to talk through a tough situation with Emma.
Episode 11: "Say Hello to My Little Friend"
Britten passes out during a bungee jump as Rex watches. He finds himself stuck in the red reality, unable to return to the green. He soon begins to hallucinate the presence of a man he will come to identify as Detective Ed Hawkins (Kevin Weisman). On the home front, Hannah asks Michael to join her in speaking to Emma's father, Joaquin (Carlos LaCamara), so Joaquin will be more sympathetic about Emma's situation.
Episode 12: "Two Birds"
Michael learns more about the conspiracy behind the accident. He seeks evidence against Ed Hawkins and his commanding officer, Carl Kessel (Mark Harelik). Bird helps Britten in both realities, despite still questioning Britten's sanity. Then, in the red reality, Hawkins kills Bird. Meanwhile, when Detective Vega is questioned about his partner, he begins to doubt Captain Harper.
Episode 13: "Turtles All the Way Down"
Captain Harper kills Captain Kessel in a hotel room to hide her involvement in their cover-up. Meanwhile, Britten starts to realize the truth behind the conspiracy threatening both of his realities. He goes after Hawkins. Then, in their surreal first meeting, Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans come together in a debate that forces Britten to choose a path.
Series created by Kyle Killen.
Jason Isaacs as Michael Britten.
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