Rush to Judgment

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (36)

  • Danny: Mr. Potato Head. The live version. Lindsay: More like the bloody dead version.

  • Flack: (Interrupts a dance lesson to interrogate a suspect) Do you mind if I cut in?

  • Mac: (About pedophilia) This whole thing makes me sick.

  • Hawkes: But if coach Nelson was a pedophile, why would he incriminate himself by sending it out to members of his own team?

  • (Mac invites Flack to watch a Rangers match together) Flack: I didn't know you like hockey. Mac: I don't.

  • Flack: (After hearing the cause of Todd Fleming's death) What a waste. Mac: Seems to be a lot of that in this case.

  • Mac: (About Vince Nelson's death) This whole thing was just a tragic misunderstanding.

  • Mac: I never doubted you. Flack: Thanks. Though for a long minute I felt like everybody else did.

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Notes (7)

  • French episode title: Jugement Hâtif, meaning Hasty Judgement. It is a logical translation for the English title, hard to translate literally.

  • Original International Air Dates: Turkey: April 13, 2009 on CNBC-e. Spain: April 21, 2009 on AXN. Czech Republic: May 27, 2009 on AXN. Ireland: June 3, 2009 on RTÉ2. Sweden: August 17, 2009 on Kanal 5. The Netherlands: September 7, 2009 on RTL4. Greece: September 8, 2009 on SKAI. Norway: September 9, 2009 on TVNorge. Germany: November 30, 2009 on Vox. Slovakia: December 6, 2009 on JOJ. New Zealand: November 24, 2009 on TV3 * Australia: December 17, 2009 on Channel 9. Finland: April 28, 2010 on MTV3. *It aired as the first part of a special double episode including 5x13 and 5x14.

  • Eddie Cahill is a big fan of the Rangers, so the writers added the reference to them as a wink to the actor. It is not the first time that it happens, and according to Cahill himself, it was born out of ad-libs as well.

  • George Newbern, who plays Mitchell Sheridan in this episode, co starred with Melina Kanakaredes in the show Providence and they got married in the last episode. They don't have interaction in this episode though. He also appears in the CSI: Miami episode To Kill a Predator and in the C.S.I. one Bloodlines. It is interesting to notice that the CSI: Miami episode is also about a paedophile, and the CSI episode is about a rape.

  • Mayte Garcia, who plays Amalia Nelson, is Prince's ex wife.

  • Although he appears in the credits, A.J. Buckley is not in the episode.

  • Music featured: I need to know by Marc Anthony. The Sound of White by Missy Higgins. Indestructible by Trafik. Oceans & Streams by The Black Keys. Where I Stood by Missy Higgins.

Trivia (12)

  • Angell checks for a pulse while Flack is doing chest compressions & then tells Flack that the guy is dead. If Flack was doing chest compressions at the proper depth of compression he would be creating a pulse that Angell should have felt.

  • Mac tells Flack that he never doubted him and Flack replies that for a minute he thought everyone else did. However, way earlier in the episode, he had received a visit from Stella where she told him that the whole team were on his side looking out for him.

  • We never get to know when or where the torso appeared. It is first seen in Sid's autopsy table.

  • The boy incriminated his coach to get him fired so he could get a wrestling scholarship because his parents were short on money and couldn't afford to send him to college. However, when the CSIs get into the house to search for evidence, it does look like quite a wealthy house.

  • The abrasion at the side of the victim's head is never explained. One can assume it happened when the kid slipped and fell from the chair, but since it was the biggest evidence against Flack, it should have been mentioned how it occurred.

  • Lindsay borrows for the second time (the first being in 4x01 Can you hear me now?) Danny's expression "Boom". In 4x18 Admissions, Flack used it too.

  • Flack is a Rangers fan but Mac doesn't like hockey.

  • Sid liked to play with Mr. Potato Head and Lindsay's Mom smoked.

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Allusions (4)

  • Danny: (Singing) Mr. Potato Head... Mr. Potato is a traditional toy for kids which consists of a potato shaped head to which body parts and features are attached to create multiple characters. Danny makes a parallelism with the victim's body that has been chopped into pieces and which Sid was able to put back together.

  • Sid: If the glove fits. Allusion to the classic fairy tale Cinderella, where a prince determines who the girl he wants to marry is, using a glass shoe that she previously lost when leaving a dance in a hurry. If the shoe fits, then that's her.

  • (While examining a severed hand) Sid: If the glove fits... This is reference to the famous: "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit" phrase associated with the 1995 O.J. Simpson criminal murder trial. It's a pun with the expression If the shoe fits... wear it or If the cap fits... wear it, used to tell people you were not talking about them, but if they feel affected by what you are saying, then they should acknowledge the criticism.

  • Flack: The Flying Tomato over here took a dip in the garbage while snow boarding and landed right next to the foot. Detective Flack calls one of the snowboarders Flying Tomato. This is professional snowboarder Shaun White's nickname because he has long red hair.