What Schemes May Come

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 4/11/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The team finds itself investigating the murders of three different people, only to discover that two of the murder victims are linked and may have been killed by the same person. One of these cases becomes personal for Mac.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Anna Belknap

    Lindsay Monroe

  • Carmine Giovinazzo

    Danny Messer

  • Eddie Cahill

    Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

  • Gary Sinise

    Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

  • Hill Harper

    Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Great episode.

    By chocboywonder, Apr 23, 2007

  • One of the best shows in a long time!

    By JPPT1974, Apr 25, 2007

  • From subtle camera work to astonishing editing (thanks to creative scripting) this episode shows how this offshoot overachieves its originator and the other copy. *spoiler of necessity*

    By AndyCdn, Apr 28, 2007

  • A lot of hype with little delivery.

    By sugah66, Apr 29, 2007

  • Not one of the best, but above average. However, some major complaints!

    By clairebear_nz, Jun 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Stella: Planning your fantasy death is the ultimate finale to life. Flack: Yeah, but we're talking about an ice pick to the brain, Stella. I think you might be romanticizing.

    • Stella: Somebody kissed his ring. Lipstick kiss. Flack: Maybe our Lancelot had a rendezvous with Guinevere at the park?

    • Mac: You ready for the answer? Stella: Whatever the outcome, I am bound and determined to live every day to the fullest.

    • Mac: You can practice your hibernation skills in jail, 'cause that's where you're going.

    • Mac: He took a genetics course of yours last year. Quinn: I've had lots of students. Mac: But only one of them helped you steal a body.

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    Notes (3)

    • Spanish episode title: Lo que nos Depare el Futuro, meaning Whatever the Future Brings. French episode title: Le Chevalier de Central Park, meaning The knight of Central Park.

    • International Airdates: Turkey: Monday, July 9, 2007 on CNBC-e. Spain: Tuesday July 24, 2007 on AXN Spain. Greece: Wednesday October 31, 2007 on Skai. New Zealand: 13 June, 2007 on TV3. Norway: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 on TVNorge. Germany: Monday, February 4, 2008 on Vox (Der Todespakt). Finland: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 on MTV3. The Czech Republic: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 on TV Nova.

    • Music Featured: Pulse Conditioner by Cougar.

    Trivia (3)

    • Goof: At the end of the hibernation experiment on the mouse, after flat-lining the mouse awakens and the monitor settles down to a nice steady heartbeat, about 70-80 per minute - which would be fine for a human but a mouse's heart beats at about SEVEN HUNDRED times a minute.

    • Goof: the CSI team finds Jennie's prints on both their vics' eyelids, placing her at the scenes of their murders. But the knight managed to stagger away from the primary crime scene before he died, leaving a homeless guy to witness his death -how did Jennie manage to close his eyes without being witnessed?

    • Adam Ross has a graduate degree in DNA. He graduated at the top of his class.

    Allusions (5)

    • Flack: Maybe our Lancelot had a rendezvous with Guinevere at the park? Lancelot and Guinevere are recurrent character in Medieval romances. In the Arthurian legend, Sir Lancelot is one of the Knights of the Round Table. He is typically considered to be one of the greatest and most trusted of King Arthur's knights and plays a part in many of Arthur's victories. He is perhaps most famous for his affair with Arthur's wife Guinevere and the role he plays in the search for the Holy Grail.

    • The baby that Mac was talking about was actually only a 13 month old baby from Edmonton, Alberta. She managed to get out of her mother's home and was found sometime later by the distraught woman in the backyard of their home. The baby's toes were frozen together, her mouth was frozen shut (making it difficult for paramedics to put a breathing tube down her throat), her body temperature was 60.8 degrees.

    • At the end, Isabella says that she wanted to die by poison like Juliet from Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. However, Juliet didn't die from poison. She took a potion to pretend to be dead. Romeo thought she was dead and swallowed some poison to die. Juliet woke up and found Romeo dead and the poison bottle beside him. She tried to drink from the bottle, but there was none left in there. So she took Romeo's dagger and stabbed herself.

    • Mac: Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. This saying is attributed to American cartoonist and humorist James Thurber (1894-1961).

    • Title: What schemes may come. The title of this episode is an allusion to a famous line in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet Act 3, scene 1 ("To be, or not to be..."), namely, "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come / When we have shuffled off this mortal coil."

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