Season 5, Ep 20, Aired 4/8/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Stella remembers something about the latest crime scene when the clues start to appear oddly familiar after a man is shot dead in an empty theater.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Sinise

    Detective Mack 'Mac' Taylor

  • Eddie Mills

    Phillip Langdon

  • Emmanuelle Vaugier

    Detective Jessica Angell

  • Melina Kanakaredes

    Detective Stella Bonasera

  • Tim Fields

    Marshall Baxter

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Dana never should of gone to jail

    By 7dixob, Aug 24, 2012

  • CSI:NY has a new fan.

    By thefanof, Apr 13, 2009

  • While investigating a murder, Stella begins to notice that many facts in the murder are remarkably similar to a recent lecture she gave at a local university. Can the killer have attended the lecture?

    By meathead704, Apr 10, 2009

  • I am a normally big fan of CSI:NY but, I was actually disappointed in the episode and how it felt as a filler.

    By Nerk0703, Apr 10, 2009

  • kill ort die....

    By jordinajamaica, Apr 10, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • (As they are making out) Angell: Don't make me cuff your other hand. Flack: That's good work, Detective.

    • Mac: What kind of killer photographs his crime and then e-mails it to the cops? Flack: A showoff. Someone who thinks he's smarter than us. Mac: We're about to prove him wrong.

    • James Copeland: Baxter parked in my spot every single day. My spot. With my name on it. I tried to be reasonable with the guy. It just got a little out of hand. Flack: Well, who could blame you? A parking spot in this city's worth killing for. James Copeland: True, but I didn't kill him.

    • Mac: The killer e-mailed the photo from a public place. Adam: That's smart, right? (Mac gives him a look) Adam: Oh, I-I... I'm sorry. I didn't mean, like-like he's smart smart. I mean, like, he's...

    • (Over the phone): Welcome to the Rejection Call Line. The reason you're hearing this recorded greeting is because the person who gave you this phone number wants nothing to do with you. (Danny laughs) (Over the phone): To speak with a specialist who will guide you through this hard time of heartache and pain, press 1. Stella: Okay. The Rejection Call Line? Danny: Hell of a way to give somebody the slip, huh? Stella: Yeah.

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    Notes (5)

    • Original International Air Dates: Turkey: June 1, 2009 on CNBC-e. Spain: June 2, 2009 on AXN. Brazil: June 18, 2009 on AXN. Czech Republic: July 15, 2009 on AXN. Sweden: October 5, 2009 on Kanal 5. The Netherlands: October 26, 2009 on RTL4. Norway: October 28, 2009 on TVNorge. New Zealand: January 5, 2010 on TV3. Germany: February 1, 2010 on Vox. Slovakia: February 20, 2010 on JOJ. Australia: March 4, 2010 on Channel 9. Finland: June 23, 2010 on MTV3.

    • Katharine McPhee is the second American Idol contestant to guest star in CSI: NY after Chris Daughtry, who guest starred in My Name is Mac Taylor.

    • Sam Ball, who plays James Copeland, has appeared in the C.S.I. episode Lady Heather's Box and in the CSI: Miami one Lost Son. Michael Trevino, who plays Gavin Skidmore, has appeared in the C.S.I. episode Turn, Turn, Turn and in the CSI: Miami one Come as You Are. Wayne Lopez, who plays "Manager" has appeared in the CSI: Miami episode Wet Foot/Dry Foot.

    • Music featured: Electric Feel by MGMT. Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy. Say Goodbye by Katharine McPhee. Sorry by Gram Rabbit. Until We Bleed by Kleerup featuring Lykke Li. Who Are You? by The Who.

    • Despite featured in the opening credits, Anna Belknap does not appear in the episode.

    Trivia (13)

    • Goof: In the scene where Danny and Doc review the stalking case file from the Boston Police Department, a 212 number is shown as Dana Melton's home phone even though the victim has a Boston address.

    • Goof: In the scene in which Danny is researching the stalking case file from the Boston Police Department, the logo shown is incorrect.

    • Goof: Bike polo players should be wearing helmets.

    • Goof: Stella's purple eye shadow keeps appearing and disappearing along the episode.

    • Goof: Hawkes can be seen wearing a badge even though he is not a sworn NYPD but a civilian working for the CSI lab.

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    Allusions (3)

    • James Copeland: We did a rehearsal of Don Giovanni. Theater was empty by 11:00. Don Giovanni is an opera with music by Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered on October 29, 1787.

    • Danny: All right, Romeo. If you see her, you tell her we're looking for her. Romeo is the male lead character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play.

    • James Copeland: Nobody here did this, who's gonna shoot somebody in a theater. Flack: You ever heard of a guy named John Wilkes Booth? John Wilkes Booth was an actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865.

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