Life/Merit Badge

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Merit Badge
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 26, 2007
Written by Rand Ravich
Directed by David Semel
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Merit Badge is the first episode of the first season of Life.

Starring: Damian Lewis (Charlie Crews), Sarah Shahi (Dani Reese), Brooke Langton (Constance Griffiths), Robin Weigert (Lt. Karen Davis)

And: Adam Arkin (Ted Earley)

Guest Starring: Brent Sexton (Officer Robert Stark), Jon Sklaroff (Arthur Tims), Chad Lindberg (Lonnie Garth), Cheryl White (Alyssa Gibney), Larry Poindexter (Wayne Gibney), Jennifer Siebel (Jennifer Conover), Brynn Thayer (Mrs. Hawley), Braeden Lemasters (Tyler Hawley), Michael Cudlitz (Mark Rawls), Ben Benitez (Tito Juarez), Reno Wilson (Officer Zerco), Matt Gerald (Officer Krebbs)

Co-Starring: David Kagen (Tim's Lawyer), Olivia Hardt (Very Pretty Girl), Delon Howell (C.O. #1), Bob Rusch (C.O. #2), Antonio Charity (Cop), Tonita Castro (Housekeeper), Kendall Clement (Prison Doctor), Cali Sheldon (Darcy Gibney), Noelle Sheldon (Darcy Gibney), Brady Smith (Man), Moe Daniels (Female Cop Mid 30's), Anne Moore (Female Cop Mid 20's), Michele Wolff (Female Cop Mid 20's)


Plot Overview


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The Show

  • The character of Constance Griffiths was originally played by Melissa Sagemiller but the part was recast with Brooke Langton and her scenes reshot. However NBC used the original scenes with Sagemiller in its promos for the show. Including the scene in which Griffiths says the tagline "Life is what he got and Life is what he got back."

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments