Snow Day

Season 3, Ep 24, Aired 5/16/07
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  • Episode Description
  • After Flack makes an enormous drug bust, and locks it up at the CSI headquarters, the drug lords infiltrate the building at gunpoint to get it back. Now the team must resolve the hostage situations, all the while with Mac, Stella, and Hawkes trapped inside.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pam Veasey

  • Duane Clark

  • Peter M. Lenkov

  • Shane Brolly

    Colm Gunn

  • Claire Forlani

    Dr. Peyton Driscoll

  • Fan Reviews (58)
  • largest drug bust, csi's hostage, lab attacked!!

    By blueskies_064, Nov 29, 2012

  • The lab is attacked and Danny is held hostage with Adam

    By 7dixob, Aug 16, 2012

  • The third season ends with Detective Flack and the NYPD making a historic drug bust. However the glory of this triumph is short lived as the drug runners make a cunning attempt to break into the crime lab and take the drugs back.

    By meathead704, May 22, 2007

  • What a season's finale!

    By JoeyDC83, Sep 19, 2009

  • Best. Episode. Ever.

    By Sami5118, Nov 20, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Lindsay: I'm sorry. Danny: What? What are you sorry about? Lindsay: You were not supposed to be here. You took my shift.

    • Peyton: Have you seen Mac? Sid: No, have you checked the other side of the building? Peyton: Yeah, I have. Twice. Sid: Well, I imagine he's looking for you, you're looking for him, and you're both circling the building... stay put and he'll find you.

    • Flack: Let's do this. (holding gun in his hand)

    • Gunman: That's a cute toy you got there. Flack: Why don't you come out here and I'll show you how to use it.

    • Danny: There's no way you're gonna make this shot Montana. Lindsay: A Benjamin says I do. (She makes the shot) You owe me $100. Danny: You know what... you're gonna have to wait till pay day. Lindsay: No. You either pay me now, or come up with something better.

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    Notes (3)

    • Gina St. John, who plays Reporter #1, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode All Fall Down. She also plays Reporter #1 in episode 3x02 Not What It Looks Like.

    • International Airdates: Turkey: Monday, August 6, 2007 on CNBC-e. Spain: Tuesday August 21, 2007 on AXN Spain. The Netherlands: October 24, 2007 on RTL4. Greece: November 28, 2007 on SKAI. Norway: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 on TVNorge. New Zealand: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 on TV3. France: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 on TF1. Australia: Monday, February 18, 2008 on Nine. Hungary: Monday, April 29, 2008 on Viasat3. Finland: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 on MTV3.

    • Featured Music: Jenny Don't Be Hasty by Paolo Nutini, (heard during the flashback of Danny and Lindsay playing pool). Banger by G. Love feat. Blackalicious & Lateef the Truth Speaker, (heard when Hawkes is processing the gun and its ammo). All Access by La Kinky Beat. Give It To Me by Justin Timberlake & Nelly Furtado. I Go Hard, I Go Home by The Presets. Walk Away by Ben Harper.

    Trivia (16)

    • It is very unrealistic that Stella lifted a unique fingerprint from an elevator button.

    • Despite extolling the virtues of 'safeguarding your prisoner' in the previous episode - and indeed using someone else's mistake in this regard to his own advantage - Mac fails to heed his own advice when strapping one of the gang members to a homemade bomb. Given that this bomb was tripped at the end of the episode, presumably this unarmed prisoner was also killed in the blast. This is true, but in this case we can assume he was more concerned about his own safety than the prisoner's one. When they take care of the prisoner's safety in jail, they already ensure the others' by locking up the prisoner. Here it is very extreme but maybe it seemed to him the only way (even if probably not the right one) to ensure that this prisoner would no longer be dangerous for them (without the need to permanently keep an eye on him), so that they could chase the others guys.

    • Goof: When Flack and Hawkes go into the CSI building and tell the criminals to "put the bags down", Hawkes mouth is not moving correctly to match the dialogue.

    • Goof: When Danny & Lindsay are on the pool table, he uses his left hand to stroke her hair, but when the camera goes back to Lindsay, he's using his right.

    • Goof: In the pool table scene, Danny's dog tags keep moving.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Danny: (to hostage takers) You two humps from Clinton just hijacked a crime scene cleanup. Makes me believe that when they went to gentrify Hell's Kitchen they got rid of all the smart guys. Although, some may confuse the reference w/ the tv show Hell's Kitchen, a show on FOX, both Danny's statement and the FOX show reference a neighborhood in Manhattan known as Hell's Kitchen - near Midtown. It used to be a crime-ridden area. Over recent years, it has become gentrified the neighborhood and the rich folks have moved in - meaning the "smart guys" or criminal element is no longer there.

    • The entire episode appears to be an homage to the classic Bruce Willis 1988 action film, Die Hard. It features such set pieces as unlikely people thrust into unexpected heroic roles; the use of a diversion to cover the real crime; the takeover of an office building; the major crime being the breaking into a vault; and even the sending of a dead criminal back in an elevator with a written message scrawled on the body.

    • Episode title: Snow Day. Cocaine is often referred to as "snow". Since the mob is after the cocaine the title could be referring to their siege on the lab. The title could also allude to Lindsay's unexpected day off. In states where snow is common in the winter, schools sometimes have a snow day. When there is too much snow for students to safely go to school, school is canceled and children get a day off.

    • One of the drug lords calls Flack "Serpico" while they're talking over the radio. Serpico is the Al Pacino movie based on the true story of a New York police officer who fights back against corruption in the department.

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