Season 4, Ep 18, Aired 4/30/08
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  • Episode Description
  • When a guidance counselor is murdered at a private school, the Mayor orders Mac and his team to drop everything to find out what happened. Mac is frustrated because he can't devote the hours or the personnel to find the "Taxi Cab Killer".

  • Cast & Crew
  • Anthony E. Zuiker

  • Kelen Coleman

    Natalie Gerrard

  • Gary Sinise

    Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

  • Ann Donahue

  • Gideon Emery

    Christopher Vackner

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • The Team Investigates The Death Of A School Guidance Councelor And It Leads Them To Something Much Bigger And Darker.

    By Matt16020-FIN, Jul 01, 2012

  • A respected guidance counselor at a very prominent prep school, where the children of New York City's elite attend, is brutally murdered at a dance that he is chaperoning. The investigation soon takes a very dark and unexpected turn.

    By meathead704, May 04, 2008

  • Wow!!! Great twists!!

    By RockyBoc, Mar 12, 2009

  • One of the best episodes of the season.

    By SweetMissJaye, May 22, 2008

  • An excellent case driven episode!

    By seikhoqueen, May 05, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Hawkes: Phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid... he couldn't have kept the keys in the English room? Danny: Which one of those do you think melted this guy's face off?

    • Hank Bedford: Smart enough to maintain a 3.45 GPA in the city's best prep school. Hell, I hadn't given a crap when I was actually in high school. I could have gotten on to be the successful lawyer type. Lindsay: Instead you went on to become the successful scumbag rapist type. Hank Bedford: To-MAY-To, To-MA-To... still, you have to admire the ingenuity.

    • Lindsay: Nice office for a guidance counsellor. What exactly are we looking for? Mac: Reasons for Mr. Gregs to start drinking. Lindsay: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth... this place is a machine for churning out Ivy-League students.

    • Adam: (imitating the thief with the gun in the pic he's analyzing) I want some Skittles, gimme a pack of menthols and them Ho-Ho's over there. Owww, I'd love me some Ho-Ho's. And I want all your money! Stella: Adam, Adam! Adam: Oh hi, I was just...

    • Lindsay: I think I'm gonna be sick. Mac: Is that Natalie's dress? Lindsay: Yep, she kept it in a plastic bag in the back of her closet. We collected semen samples. There were two donors, just like she said. Mac: Call the DA, get a warrant for Jessie Carver's DNA. Lindsay: We don't need to. He's already in the system. One of the donors is a guy named Frank Moore aka Wallace Carver. Mac: He's not Jessie's father. Lindsay: He's a convicted sex offender. He was released 4 years ago, never registered, he fell off the map. Mac: And the other donor is Jessie Carver. Lindsay: Except, he's not Jessie Carver. Mac: Hank Bedford. 1999: sexual assault, 2001: sexual assault... Lindsay: Check out the date of birth. Mac: March 18, 1976. Lindsay: He's 32 years old, Mac. Mac: He was posing as a 17-year-old student to prey on highschool girls.

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    Notes (6)

    • Spanish episode title Falsas Apariencias, meaning False Appearances. French episode title: Le Dernier Bal, meaning The Last Ball.

    • Paul Keeley, who plays Robert Greggs, also appeared in the CSI: Miami episode Chip/Tuck.

      Paul Hodge, who plays Jesse/Hank, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Freaks And Geeks.

      Arye Gross, who plays Wallace/Frank, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Code Blue Plate Special.

    • Series castmember Carmen Argenziano & guest star Arye Gross worked together on another Jerry Bruckheimer production, the 2000 racing hit Gone In 60 Seconds.

    • Music Featured: Don't Sweat the Technique by Eric B. & Rakim. Party People by Nelly feat. Fergie.

    • Original International Air dates: UK: May 10, 2008 on Ch5. Denmark: June 2, 2008 on Kanal 5. Venezuela: June 12, 2008 on AXN. Turkey: June 30, 2008 on CNBC-e. Spain: July 8, 2008 on AXN. Australia: July 27, 2008 on Network 9. Sweden: August 18, 2008 on Kanal 5. New Zealand: August 19, 2008 on TV3. Czech Republic: October 7, 2008 on AXN. Norway: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 on TVNorge. Finland: Wedneasday, July 15, 2009 on MTV3.

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    Trivia (7)

    • The rosary beads in the killer's taxi seem to be important since they are shown in close up several times. There could be a relationship between them and "L2729" that the taxi killer carves at the back of his victims' neck, which might be a passage in the Bible (Leviticus - 27:29) that says: None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death. It refers to the sacrifice of human life due to amoral behaviour, and it is ironic that the killer murders where amoral acts occurs.

    • Despite Gerrard's power and knowledge of the criminal word, he can't provide safety for his family. His status as an officer of the law hasn't helped keep his daughter safe so he takes the law into his hands and shoots Natalie's rapist. At first it looked as he wanted to shoot himself, but he ends up choosing differently, which makes him kill himself as a cop, if not as a man.

    • Adam looks more comfortable with the team and so does the team with him; i.e. Mac hits him with a folder to attract his attention.

    • Mac refers to Gerrard as Stan. Until now they weren't on a first name basis.

    • Photo Synth allows anyone to look at photos from any angle and then turn them into 3-D images.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Natalie Gerrard kept the dress she was wearing when she was raped in a plastic bag in the back of her closet. The idea may have come from the Monica Lewinsky / Bill Clinton affair, which involved an infamous semen-stained blue dress kept by Lewinsky that later was used as evidence.

    • Flack: It's Microsoft's world kid. I'm just living in it. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation. It dominates the home computer operating system market with its Windows line of operating systems.

    • Adam: (imitating the thief with the gun in the pic he's analyzing) I want some Skittles... This scene is reminiscent of the scene in the movie Bad Boys when, with guns drawn, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's characters demand a pack of Tropical Fruit Bubblicious and some Skittles.

    • Adam: Is this some sort of Abbott & Costello routine, because if it is, I got dibs on Costello. William Abbott and Lou Costello performed together as a comedy duo for radio, film and television. The routine alluded to by Adam was the famous baseball comedy sketch of Who's on First?

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