CSI: NY

Hostage

Season 4, Ep 21, Aired 5/21/08
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  • Episode Description
  • When a man takes hostages during a failed attempt to rob a bank, Mac offers himself in exchange for a hostage. Only condition is that he must prove that the bank robber did not kill the bank manager, whose body is found lying in a pool of blood in the vault. On the outside of the bank, the rest of the team works to process the evidence that Mac finds and stop the SWAT team from making matters worse.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Anna Belknap

    Lindsay Monroe

  • A.J. Buckley

    Adam Ross

  • Carmine Giovinazzo

    Danny Messer

  • Gary Sinise

    Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

  • Melina Kanakaredes

    Detective Stella Bonasera

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Mac is held hostage and things go wrong

    By 7dixob, Aug 19, 2012

  • Mac held hostage to prove a bank robbers innocence.

    By Catherine65, Jul 28, 2008

  • I have seen better!

    By JoeyDC83, Sep 19, 2009

  • Proving once innocence

    By kajinka, Sep 14, 2008

  • A slightly disappointing finale, after a brillaint season.

    By vicky24c, Jun 06, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Mac: It was all a lie, wasn't it?

    • Gunman Joe: (To Mac) They're, they're waiting for me. To get outta here with the, with the phone. Look, it's the only thing that links them to this robbery. They said that if I could just get the phone back to them, I get my family back. I need to, to get outta here. I need for them to see me get outta here. Would you help me? Please?

    • Mac: They wanted you to rob this bank. Well the evidence says they already robbed it. And apparently they got away. Why would they want you to rob the same bank an hour later? They left their phone behind. Gunman Joe: Yeah.

    • Gunman Joe: I'm the hostage here. You gotta believe me. My real name is Douglas Anderson. I work for an insurance company. Now, if they see you walk me out of this bank, they'll kill my family.

    • Adam: I thought Mac was sending over ballistic evidence. Hawkes: He did. This hair was in there with it. Adam: You think he put that there intentionally? Hawkes: Have you ever known Mac to do anything unintentional?

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    Notes (4)

    • French episode title: L'homme de L'Intérieur, meaning Inside man.

    • This is the second season finale where the storyline is about hostage. The previous was 3x24 Snow Day where a mob wanted to get the snow back.

    • International Airdates: UK: May 31, 2008 on Ch5. Denmark: June 16, 2008 on Kanal 5. Mexico: July 3, 2008 on AXN. Venezuela: July 3, 2008 on AXN. Turkey: July 21, 2008 on cnbc-e. Spain: July 29, 2008 on AXN. Sweden: September 15, 2008 on Kanal 5. New Zealand: October 14, 2008 on TV3. Czech Republic: October 28, 2008 on AXN. Norway: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 on TVNorge. Germany: February 09, 2009 on VOX. Greece: February 24, 2009 on SKAI. Finland: August 5, 2009 on MTV3.

    • Music Featured: All In The Suit That You Wear by Stone Temple Pilots.

    Trivia (9)

    • Goof: While Mac is held hostage, he asks for a portable CT (computed tomography) machine to be delivered to him. This machine puts together partial pictures of a body to form a whole image. However, what he gets is an ultrasound.

    • As per last episode's ending, Reed is supposed to be at Mac's apartment. It is striking that there's not a mention to him who more than likely has heard of Mac's hostage situation through the news.

    • The whole team gives evidence of real concern for Mac. Adam refers to Gunman Joe as son of a b-word, this one being the first time that we see Adam curse for the whole series.

    • Mac has worn 25 even blue shirts this season. That means more than one per episode.

    • Mac's marine training is evidenced as he gets more focused and calm as the tension raises. However, as any mortal man, he experiences fear when Joe puts a hand to his head.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Flack: ...the response is immediate, trapping the perp inside, which is when he decides to go Dog Day Afternoon. Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 movie by Sidney Lumet.

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