A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dr. Martin Ruber 3 episodes, 2006
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 Lee Bridgewater 3 episodes, 2006
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 Isaac Kreutzfeld 3 episodes, 2006
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 Lou Destefano 2 episodes, 2006
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 Margaret Milne 2 episodes, 2006
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 Suzie Kang 2 episodes, 2006
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 Helen Ruber 2 episodes, 2006
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 Howard 'The Weasel' Montague 2 episodes, 2006
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 Arjun Mehta 2 episodes, 2006
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 Eddie McCleister / ... 2 episodes, 2006
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 Little Jim 2 episodes, 2006
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Detective Joe Miller comes into possession of a seemingly innocuous motel room key while working on a murder case. The key can open every door and take him into a motel room that seems to exist outside of normal time and space. However, if he leaves something in the motel room that did not originally come from there, it will be gone as soon as the room "resets"... He discovers that there are special objects hidden in different places. They don't look special, but they have special powers. When his daughter disappears and he is framed for killing his partner, he must find a way to bring her back from the room, while working with different groups and people searching for the objects. But who can he really trust when everyone goes crazy after touching the objects... Written by Johnny4747

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Some doors are better left closed.


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11 December 2006 (USA)  »

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The name "Dr. Sonny Gupta" is also a pun on the name of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a frequent on-air medical contributor of CNN. See more »

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Whenever Joe looks out the window from the motel room, the reflection of the motel sign is backwards. See more »

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Referenced in Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010) See more »

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Excellent storytelling - a must own for DVD
14 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I decided to watch this since the premise seemed fairly original. I was totally blown away! This show should be made into a series. Luckily they left the end open enough that we might actually see that in the future. With shows about superheroes becoming more and more common it is nice to see a storyline that allows those powers (useful and not so useful) able to transfer from one person to another. Excellent casting and set design. Kevin Pollak shines as an object collector obsessed to the point that he will sacrifice the world to get what he wants. Julianna Margulies is also excellent. It is nice to see her on something since ER. I was never quite sure if I should trust her completely or not since the objects seem to prove that power corrupts even when you have what you think are the best interests at heart. A must own on DVD when it finally comes out.


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