Returning from its sleep during the transition between fall to midseason, "Life on Mars" give a sneak peek of its January 28 episode. In "Take a Look at the Lawmen", Lieutenant Hunt faces off with his arch rival from another precinct while investigating a bank robbery with international connections.
A longstanding competition between Lt. Hunt and the detectives of the 1-2-5 and Lt. Anthony Nunzio and his men of the 1-4-4 heats up when the Russian mafia appears to be linked to a bank robbery. The investigation becomes a furious contest of one-upmanship between the two squads.
A nine-year-old boy at the crime scene possibly holds the key to cracking the international case, which has Hunt, Sam, Ray and Chris looking over their shoulders not only for possible suspects, but for rival detectives as well. Meanwhile a young, attractive social worker involved catches Sam's eye and he his hooked.
Premiering right after "Lost", the episode repeats on January 31 at 10/9c. It replaces episode "The Dark Side of the Mook" which supposed to air on the date January 28 but got pushed back to February 4.