Forbidden Fruit

Season 5, Ep 11, Aired 12/17/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Mac runs into Ella McBride who could cost him time in figuring out if Isabelle Vaughn died by eating the miracle fruit. Stella gets in trouble with Mac while investigating another murder linked to the Greek diplomat that attacked her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alvin Zalamea


  • Jack McGee


  • Casey LaBow

    Ella McBride

  • Kristin Cavallari

    Isabelle Vaughn

  • Alex Schemmer

    Tony Clark

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • A fashion designer is found dead and Mac gets a stalker

    By vicky24c, Jan 02, 2009

  • Amazing episode, amazing season

    By Sararozic, Dec 24, 2008

  • good episode.. but yet could have been stronger.

    By peteandbob, Dec 20, 2008

  • Good acting with some interesting props, but sloppy on the science.

    By zl1vette, Dec 19, 2008

  • While on patrol late one night, two police officers spot a man attempting to dump the body of a young woman. The police pursue the man and in the process of attempting to escape, the man dies. Meanwhile, Stella takes drastic measures to crack a case.

    By meathead704, Dec 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Marina Morton: Isabel Vaughn was a ungrateful little bitch. After all I did for her she though she could just walk away? We had a contract and it was legally binding. Mac: So is a murder conviction.

    • Stella: C'mon, I can get this guy, I just need... give me a couple of days. Mac: As your friend I would love to but this is me being your boss; I'm not asking, that's a direct order. Stella: Fine! (Storms out)

    • Stella: The man is taunting me, Mac. He sent me a dead rat as a message. Put yourself in my shoes. Mac: Try stepping into mine. I'm in charge of this lab, responsible for everyone and everything that happens here. I admire your passion Stella but what you did is reckless. And more importantly, it could compromise any future criminal prosecution. Stella: What I'm doing is perfectly legal! Mac: And contrary to the policies of this lab and this department.

    • Flack: (To Colby Duncan) My friend here (Danny), he is all about science, I'm all about facts. So let me lay a few on you.

    • Mac: What is this? Some twisted revenge to embarrass me for locking up your mother, is that what this is about? Ella: No, I would never do that! Mac: A woman is dead! Instead of getting closer to her killer I waste valuable time chasing down a lie. What were you thinking?!

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    Notes (5)

    • French episode title: Le Fruit Défendu.

    • Tahyna Tozzi, who plays Quinci Feeney, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Family Affair.

    • Original International Air Dates: Turkey: March 30, 2009 on CNBC-e. Spain: April 7, 2009 on AXN. Czech Republic: May 13, 2009 on AXN. Greece: May 26, 2009 on SKAI. Ireland: May 27, 2009 on RTÉ2. Norway: August 26, 2009 on TVNorge. Germany: November 16, 2009 on Vox. Slovakia: November 22, 2009 on JOJ. Australia: December 3, 2009 on Channel 9. Finland: April 14, 2010 on MTV3.

    • Music featured: Magick by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals (Immediately after the opening credits). Baby by LL Cool J feat. Richie Sambora. Beautiful Day by U2. Man Up by The Blue Van. We Won't Break (Boris Dlugosch Les Visiteurs Remix) by Zoot Woman. What Goes Around Comes Around by Giggles.

    • The episode was called Berried Alive.

    Trivia (13)

    • Looping: When Sid shows Mac the test tube with the splinter inside, Mac comments: "Looks metallic". However, he is being shot frontally and his mouth doesn't move.

    • There is continuation on Adam's backstory about his bully father when he casually tells Danny about how he was told every day of his childhood he was expensive to raise.

    • Wouldn't it be more appropriate for Hawkes to call in the techs instead of trying to fix himself a really expensive machine that he suspects isn't working properly?

    • It sounds out of character for Mac to show up alone at Ella's apartment after knowing she is not emotionally stable. Apart from encouraging Ella in her fixation, he puts himself in the situation of having no witnesses and no back up in case she accuses him of anything and tries to attempt something against either of their lives.

    • Stella, in her active seeking of revenge against Diagos is progressing from hiding things from Mac to actively lying to him. She is proceeding outside the bounds of the NYPD and dragging other people along. This should certainly have both professional and personal consequences.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Stella: (About the engraving on the Greek coin) King Philip II, 352 BC. Philip II of Macedon (382–336 BC) was the father of Alexander the Great, Philip III and possibly Ptolemy I, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.

    • Danny: (To Adam after being advised on combined incomes to raise his kid) Thank you, Suze Orman. Suze Orman is the host of CNBC's The Suze Orman Show where she offers financial advice.

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