10 episodes

The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media.

Room 20 Los Angeles Times

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 5.2K Ratings

The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media.

    The First Six Days | 1

    The First Six Days | 1

    Episode 1: Reporter Joanne Faryon quits her job to find out what happened to a man known as Sixty-Six Garage. After spending six days with him in his nursing home room, she starts to question whether he’s actually in a vegetative state, like she was first told.

    • 26 min
    The Intersection | 2

    The Intersection | 2

    Episode 2: An old newspaper article provides clues to Garage’s accident, but many of the details turn out to be false. Faryon finds the accident report that everyone believed was destroyed years ago, and it becomes her roadmap in solving Garage’s mystery.

    • 21 min
    The Border | 3

    The Border | 3

    Episode 3: Sixty-Six Garage gets a new roommate - Omar Salgado - a young cyclist hit by a car on a highway. He’s unconscious and near death. There’s a major breakthrough in identifying Garage - will he recognize his name?

    • 21 min
    The Name | 4

    The Name | 4

    Episode 4: Sixty-Six Garage is identified and Faryon tracks down another man in the same accident as Garage. She learns what really caused the crash and begins to suspect authorities might have known Garage’s identity since the day of the accident.

    • 27 min
    The Reunion | 5

    The Reunion | 5

    Episode 5: The nursing home director contacts Garage’s family to break the news of his medical condition. Faryon travels to Ohio to learn what led Garage to the California desert in the summer of 1999. Garage celebrates his birthday for the first time in 17 years.

    • 23 min
    Is He in There? | 6

    Is He in There? | 6

    Episode 6: Omar, the roommate, speaks and Garage sees his sister for the first time since he was a teenager. Faryon learns she is not responsible for her mother’s death and convinces a world expert on diagnosing consciousness to test Garage. She’s finally able to answer the question she had when she first met Garage - is he still in there?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

sarahjanelooney ,

beautifully done

frank. honest. sincere.
keep at it my love.

nxjdkwznnskanxjei ,

A bit graphic with no warnings

Tried to listen at work and started dry heaving at the sound of a mucus vacuum in a man’s throat at episode one. I will be sitting this one out

ehomuth ,

Stop breed shaming pitbulls

Good story, but I lost respect for the author when she unnecessarily pointed out that “she loves dogs, but is terrified of pitbulls.” This fact does not influence or add to the story at all, and she brings it up again later in the episode pointing out “another pitbull” and an audio clip of her telling the owner that she is afraid of her dog.
Stop perpetuating fear of this breed.

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