Sam busts a guy for accosting his mother, only to find out he's a loan shark and she's into him for a thousand dollars. When his mother doesn't want to prosecute, she, unknowingly, leads Sam down a road that puts him on the outs with Annie.
Did You Know?
Sam Tyler was inadvertently named for Rose Tyler, a character on the BBC's Doctor Who
(2005). In the BBC Version of Life on Mars
(2006), Sam's mother is named Ruth Tyler. The ABC version has Sam's mother named Rose Tyler. See more
During the scene where the body is found in the river, a lighted Verizon Wireless logo is clearly visible in the background. Verizon did not exist until 1999, 26 years after the show's setting. See more
20th Century Man
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
Courtesy of Universal See more