CSI: NY

Season 4 Episode 13

All in the Family

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 23, 2008 on CBS
9.2
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In this episode Mac and his team must figure out how a woman's death and a judge's murder are connected. Danny has trouble dealing with Ruben Sandoval's death.

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  • good episode...

    8.8
    The team investigates the death of a judge that was killed in his home while he was watching tv. It turned out that his daughter's boyfriend and brother killed him because he took them away from their father. I didn't think the case was that interesting. I expected the outcome so it was not mysterious. What I did like about this episode was Danny's side - story. He did not come into work and he went after Ruben's mom which went after her son's killer. In the end, Flack helps Danny and the mother is stopped. This episode had great character development.moreless
  • Great but not superb

    8.4
    An exciting start fades as the main and final acts flounder into run of the mill. The plot isnt one of the most exciting for this show but does move along at more than a pounding pace. Dialogue is as you might imagine swift to the point and purposeful. This reinforces the framework of the plot so that one stays focused.



    There are enough suspects to keep one guessing until the kicker clue is discovered and reasoning by Mack and co take us there.



    The Sandoval storyline is also completed here in a better than average way. It wasnt exactly a big thing, but it brought the overall quality of this episode up a few notches, though the actual final scene was far from being anywhere what it could have been. Perhap if theyd stretched it to one more episode...?!



    A very good episode, below what Ive come to expect this series but still better than most shows out there.moreless
  • The Team Try To Figure Out How A Woman's Death & A Judge's Murder Are Connected, Meanwhile Danny Tries To Come To Terms With Ruben's Death.

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    Emily Miller Was Buying Flowers When She Was Accidentally Killed By A Gun Thrown Off The Roof, A Judge Is Murdered And The Team Tries To Figure Out What Happened.

    Danny Has Trouble Coping With Ruben's Death & Blames Himself For His Untimely Death.

    What Happened Was That Jake & Charley, 2 Boys Who Were In A Lot Of Foster Homes When They Were Kids And Judge Riverton Took Them Away From Their Father.

    Jake & Charley Killed The Judge & Had A Shower Afterwards To Get Rid Of Evidence.

    Emily Miller Was Just A Unlucky Victim, She Was In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time.moreless
  • A pretty good episode bringing an end to the Reuban's death/Danny storyline. The cases were pretty good a woman is shot and killed out of nowhere and the mother of Reuban the boy killed in an earlier episode with Danny goes aftermoreless

    8.6
    A pretty good episode bringing an end to the Reuban's death/Danny storyline. The cases were pretty good a woman is shot and killed out of nowhere and the mother of Reuban the boy killed in an earlier episode with Danny goes after the man who was being shot at. It was fun watching the first case be solved but all being an accident of the gun being dropped off a building was lame. As to Danny getting past Reuban his case was well done also. Lots of action and at first it seemed as if Danny may at least think of menacing the man from the robbery. In the end Danny and Flack were closer after Flacks declaration that Danny is his friend that makes it his business. Good episode and hopefully Danny is guilt free and we can move on to other storylines.moreless
  • I'd say the episode was... ok. But that's it.

    7.5
    Well... the case was interesting. The gun was thrown out from the window, hit the gargoyle on its way down and killed a random person. Creepy when you think it could've been anyone but cleverly plotted. I too thought the bros had something to do with the judge's death. Sad when you think that they used Madison just to get closer to their future victim. And a thing to remember--popcorn is evil, heh.



    And now let's say something about our heros. They didn't really rock out if you ask for my opinion. The whole Danny case was somehow... weird. Although I am glad Danny did not try to get revenge himself as we were suggested at first. When I saw his empty holster I thought "look, who's got emotional" (like you know... "follow your instincts"-kind of emotional) but he was just trying to turn things back right. Typical of him. And I hope he won't be anyhow punished for not reporting his gun missing since he took Ruben's mom to the precinct to confess. Flack cares for Danny. Lindsay cares for Danny (as if we didn't know, huh?). We did not get to see much of Mac or Stella this time but it's okay since people tend to complain the show focuses mainly on them anyway. Which I on the other hand do not mind.moreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Chris Todd

Chris Todd

Clothing Store Manager

Guest Star

Roy Werner

Roy Werner

Judge Riverton

Guest Star

Ashlee Gillespie

Ashlee Gillespie

Madison Riverton

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Det. Jessica Angell

Recurring Role

A.J. Buckley

A.J. Buckley

Adam Ross

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • During Danny's flashback at the end, Ruben's shooter appears to be standing while firing the gun. The only reason Ruben was accidentally shot was because the woman in the deli was kneeling at the time.

    • Knowing Danny and what he is going through, and seeing how clearly Lindsay is covering up for him should have put Mac into alert that something is going on with him.

    • Danny's apartment is excessively big, especially for a middle class person in NY.

    • Flack's badge number is 8571.

    • Danny's phone number is (212)-555-0121.

    • Goof: During the interrogation of the younger brother (Charley) Mac says Jake's 18 now, but on the papers from the Administration for Children's Services it says that Jake's DOB is 9/2/81 ... which would make him 26. Charley is supposed to be younger than 18, but on the papers his DOB says 10/23/82 ... which would make him 25.

    • Goof: It's supposedly mandatory that all family members give their fingerprints and DNA when a family member is murdered, so why is Stella asking for Madison's fingerprints hours later?

      Addendum: It was actually her palm prints Stella wanted. These wouldn't necessarily be taken as a matter of course.

    • Danny owns a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Flack: You gotta stop blaming yourself for Ruben Sandoval's death.
      Danny: ... How? How can I do that, Flack?

    • Stella: Your divorce was finalized a week ago. The judge who presided over it was just found dead. What would you call that?
      Larry Rose: A happy coincidence.

    • Angell: Is that supposed to be funny?
      Larry Rose: Depends. You have a sense of humor?
      Angell: Depends. You funny?

    • Danny: You know what? You should mind your own business.
      Flack: You're my friend Danny, makes it my business.

    • Mac: Danny's shift started two hours ago. You heard from him?
      Lindsay: He got hit with the flu. He took some cold medicine, knocked him out. He just woke up.
      Mac: Seems kind of sudden.
      Lindsay: He said he felt it coming on a few days ago.
      Mac: Tell him to get better. Make sure you don't catch what he's got.

    • (Mac finds the end of a gargoyle's tusk on the ground)
      Hawkes: Got something?
      Mac: Looks like we got a stone cold killer.

    • Mac: Two crimes, five victims; Emily Miller and Judge Riverton lost their lives, Madison lost her father, and you two lost your future.

    • Stella: Vic's a family court judge.
      Hawkes: Now we just have to find his jury.
      Stella: And his executioner.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Deja Howell, who plays Emily Miller, also appears in the 7x13 episode Party Down.

    • Spanish episode title Todo Queda en Familia, meaning All remains in the family.
      French episode title: Dent Pour Dent, meaning A Tooth for a Tooth.

    • Music Featured:
      100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
      Golden Skans by Klaxons.

    • Original International Air dates:
      UK: April 05, 2008 on Ch5.
      Denmark: April 28, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      Turkey: May 26, 2008 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: May 27, 2008 on AXN.
      Australia: 9:30pm, June 9, 2008 on Nine.
      Sweden: July 7, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      Norway: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 on TVNorge.
      Greece: December 10, 2008 on SKAI.
      Finland: June 10, 2009 on MTV3.

    • This ep is also known as Family Ties.

      When information of this episode first came out, it was titled Family Ties, but shortly thereafter changed to All in the Family.

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