Season 4 Episode 8


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Because Kanji is essentially Chinese characters used in written Japanese, the Kanji characters on the rice grain and the tattoo mean the same thing in both Japanese and Chinese. The only way the CSIs could have concluded that they were meant to be Japanese characters and not Chinese characters is because that particular store specialized in Kanji (Japanese character) rice grain rings.

    • Goof: We know from past episodes that Flack is severely allergic to cats. He only needs to be in the same room to sneeze. However when Flack and Lindsay are interviewing the store owner about the Kanji ring a cat walks right by him and he doesn't even flinch.

    • Drew Bedford mentions that he is a Cubs fan which could mean that he is probably from Chicago. Mac is also from Chicago.

    • Mac tells Danny to go home and get some sleep even though he hasn't done the same since he's wearing the same clothes as he was the night before.

    • In Buzzkill you will see an add for Dexter.

    • Sid has a great-uncle Andy.

    • Goof: When in the hospital, during the Code Blue on Brandi, someone states that she is in VFib (Ventricular Fibrillation) however the rhythm shown on the monitor is Asystole.

      The correct treatment for VFib is defibrillation (it does have to be on bare skin). However with Asystole (what is shown on the monitor) you DO NOT defibrillate.

    • Goof: EMTs usually only allow family members in ambulances with victims. It is very unlikely that they would allow a man to hitch a ride just by rushing over and claiming to be the victim's boyfriend.

    • Goof: Hospitals have policies about no cell phone use in ICUs due to the signals interferring with the equipment. Yet no one seems bothered that Dr. Moore uses his cell phone several times in the ICU.

    • Goof: When Dr. Moore uses the defibrillator on Brandi, he simply places the pads on her chest, over her hospital gown. That would not work in reality, since the pads need to be placed on bare skin to deliver the electric shock properly so the heart would jump start.

  • Quotes

    • Mac: (Worried about Danny) If you're not going to go home, why don't you go get something to eat?

    • Sid: He was in freakishly superior shape for an octogenarian.

    • Danny: So these guys are mailing the money somewhere.
      Sheldon: Smart move. Not keeping the cash on them or in the apartment.
      Angell: If you raise the ink from the pouch, maybe we can get an address.
      Danny: Oh what? You doing science now?

    • Stella: You know, Lindsay, I don't think these lollipops are lollipops.
      (Stella tests one lollipop)
      Stella: Heroin.
      Lindsay: Well, that changes everything.

    • Hawkes: Crime of passion?
      Mac: That's one possibility. Or... she's the inside guy? They planned this robbery together, but before she got her cut... her partner double-crossed her.

    • Flack: (to a suspect) Nick, I've had guys in here blame their criminal behavior on wives, bosses, even the devil. But I gotta tell ya, this is a new one. You're telling me you were driven to this by a shiny red light?

    • (After heating a plastic packing slip pouch to reveal the ink.)
      Danny: (holding the pouch) Mac! I bet when you hired me you didn't know about my baking skills.
      Mac: Doesn't look too appetizing.

    • (Hawkes hands Danny a bill to compare the fibers.)
      Danny: You tipping me for my zooming skills?

    • (Flack to a suspect)
      Flack: I'd get rid of that cat if I were you!

    • (Flack in interrogation to a suspect.)
      Flack: For your information: I'm very good.

    • (Danny looks down on a piece of evidence. Suddenly he jumps up and pats Hawkes on the back, leaving his gloves behind.)
      Danny: Thanks for the help, Doc!
      Hawkes: (smiling) I'm not even gonna ask.

  • Notes

    • Spanish episode title Aguafiestas, meaning Wet Blanket.

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: February 6, 2008 on TVNorge.
      United Kingdom: March 1, 2008 on Channel 5.
      Denmark: March 24, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      Venezuela: April 3, 2008 on AXN.
      Turkey: April 21, 2008 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: April 22, 2008 on AXN Spain.
      Portugal: April 22, 2008 on AXN.
      The Netherlands: April 23, 2008 on RTL4.
      Australia: May 5, 2008 on Network 9.
      Sweden: June 2, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      Greece: November 5, 2008 on SKAI.
      Finland: May 6, 2009 on MTV3.
      Slovakia: July 28, 2009 on JOJ.

    • Music Featured:
      Get It Now by Amanda Blank.
      Hunting for Witches by Bloc Party.
      Nashira by Bumps.

    • A.J. Buckley is credited as Special Guest Star; however he does not appear in the televised version.

  • Allusions