CSI: NY

Season 2 Episode 9

City of the Dolls

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 23, 2005 on CBS
8.8
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Mac, Danny and Lindsay investigate the death of the owner of a doll hospital. Stella and Hawkes look into the death of a woman with terminal cancer.

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  • A great episode. It was very touching and though depressing as all hell, it had its good moments. It had to have; a person can't get that depressed and not have some good times too…moreless

    9.7
    The beginning:

    Can we say creepy? But it was an original beginning. A very twisted beginning. It seems innocent with the kids throwing snowballs. Then we see creepy dolls. Oooo I hate those kinda dolls. *shudders* though I might just send it to my friend since she hates it worse.



    The cases:

    The murdered doll hospital owner. He was a good guy who was worried about a daughter and what she witnessed. And the stupid mother who had her teeny boyfriend kill the doctor so they could be together. And all she can say in the end is, "does it matter that I love him?" she's a pedophile!



    There was the poor case of the girl with terminal cancer. I mean she dies because someone killed her when she only had a few months to live. And who does it turn out to be? The husband of one of her best friends. It's so horrid! I mean really. Why did he have to? The poor girl just wanted to live. And she only had three months to live. Killed slowly by arsenic poison. I mean really. Favorite scene:

    Had to have been at the end when Stella laid on the guilt to the husband, the violin player, and told him about the terminal cancer, which he hadn't known about. He wanted the apartment for an extra room for his baby. Overall:

    A great episode. It was very touching and though depressing as all hell, it had its good moments. It had to have; a person can't get that depressed and not have some good times too…moreless
  • Mac and the team have two rather interesting murder cases to deal with in this episode. The owner of a "Doll Hospital" found dead in his place of business and a woman (later shown to have terminal cancer) found dead in her apartment.moreless

    9.0
    This episode worked for a number of reasons. The first thing is the two cases. Both were very compelling and had my interest until the end. Another reason is the well written dialouge. Danny's "Bronx Marble" line stuck out in my mind because is was clever and even a bit funny. Once again Gary Sinise and his team are in top form. Who is also in top form is the school teacher who has more than just tutoring her students in mind. I believe that her scenes were very effective as she was questioned by various team members. Effective episode.moreless
  • Murder in a doll hospital!

    9.4
    Great episode!!!!!!!!



    Lindsay playing the good cop and Danny the bad cop.... soooo sweet.... Then they come out... "There's something about that woman"... Did I mention that I love Lindsay!!!! And there are lots of great quotes in there...



    If Danny would buy me a drink... it might help... I would definitely ask him if he could give me Flack's number... And this here:



    Harry Ellis: So it'll probably be around a whole week or so before they can list the apartment on the market?

    Flack: Yeah we usually don't let the realtor show a place until we get the stink of death out of the carpeting. (Flack leaves to go back to her apartment)

    Harry Ellis: Well just thought I'd ask. And the attitude is unnecessary! (Flack turns and gives him a look)



    So great!!!!!!!!!!! Did I mention that I love Flack???? The cases: Great!!!!!!!



    The one with the terminally-ill girl was really sad.... Wanting to look nice in case you die during the night and never wake up again... it made me cry... All in all: A great episode!moreless
  • Interesting cases and nice converstions.

    9.0
    Ok, i really like this episode althought there are a few danny/Lindsay scenes. But in this episode and some before and after this one i like them together, at this time it was just a nice adding.

    "City of the dolls" is one episode where i think Danny looks better then he even looks. I do do not know why...

    I love the quotes!

    And Danny staring at the fingerprint is so cute, it is my favorite picture of him.

    The case with the dollls was interesting and i loved it when this little girl says to Lindsay that she can't tell them her and her doll's secret, her facial expression was too great.



    The other case was very disturbing espicially when Mac told the murderer that hte victim would have died soon...

    And just to think of selling and buying her appartment is really cruelmoreless
  • D/L interaction and great stories, what else you can ask for??

    8.9
    That's a great chapter. To me, as a D/L shipper is even better. The fact that NY city has a doll's hospital is awesome, this city has everything one could need or never need!! The poor guy with all his hands covered in blood was a great image!! Nice shot!!. This case was really interesting and quite complicated, and the best part is the murder weapon a piece is of a porcelain doll!!! Playing with dolls can bedangerous!! Let's analyse D/L scenes!! The perfect fit: Incredible, they seem so comfortable until they realize they are holding hands!! And how she rejects him!! A tiny question...Is my imagination or Danny is always hungry?? The scene in the suspect's door was great too, I like the fact that is she the one to touch him with the excuse of putting on her shoes but I'm sure she is thinking: OMG he has huge muscles!!



    The other case was really well written and it was a cruel but real idea!! A poor woman is dead and their neigbours only think in renting her apartment. Smart idea to put the venom in the tea bags!!moreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Detective Kaile Maka

Guest Star

Owen Beckman

Owen Beckman

Luke Fisher

Guest Star

Leila Arcieri

Leila Arcieri

Darcy Sullivan

Guest Star

Grant Albrecht

Grant Albrecht

Dr. Leonard Giles

Recurring Role

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Danny: You're making me nervous Mac. You got that look.
      Mac: What look is that?
      Danny: The one that says: we're not quite finished, cancel your plans for the evening.

    • Lindsay: Maybe this isn't about the doll at all. Maybe he just used it to defend himself.
      Danny: Grip was way too tight. You ever been to a shooting where the vic's hand is frozen in place? You can actually take the gun and slide it right into the palm. Perfect fit. (grips Lindsay's hand) That means he was struggling with the attacker for the gun. Same thing happened here. (continues to hold her hand until she pulls it away) You know? You hungry?
      Lindsay: No... I gotta get back to the... lab.
      Danny: Yeah, yeah. Me too. Me too.

    • Danny: Miss Drake's been busy. There's more semen samples here than at a fertility clinic.

    • Stella: It's a to-do list for tomorrow. If you're going to kill yourself, why spend time planning to pay bills and do laundry?

    • Danny: Alright Mac, I checked our doll for hidden drugs, cash, treasure maps, anything that would tell us why our vic held on so tight.

    • Hawkes: Maybe we should revisit the idea of suicide, or assisted suicide. She might've wanted to end it on her own terms.
      Stella: She had every healthy food, cancer cure product available in her home. Nah, it didn't look to me like she was giving up the fight. I think Lauren Redgrave really wanted to live.

    • Harry Ellis: So it'll probably be around a whole week or so before they can list the apartment on the market?
      Flack: Yeah we usually don't let the realtor show a place until we get the stink of death out of the carpeting. (Flack leaves to go back to her apartment)
      Harry Ellis: Well just thought I'd ask. And the attitude is unnecessary! (Flack turns and gives him a look)

    • (After Lindsay had removed her boots)
      Lindsay: Guess you didn't grow up with hardwood floors.
      Danny: No, I didn't actually. Bronx marble.
      Lindsay: What's that?
      Danny: It's linoleum.

    • (Standing in the doll hospital)
      Detective Maka: Never broke an arm off your G.I. Joe?
      Danny: Yea, but I did it on purpose, casualty of war.

    • (Danny is holding up a piece of evidence)
      Stella: You're gonna have to do more than stare at it.
      Danny: I'm waiting for it to talk to me.
      Stella: Ah, then you might wanna buy it a drink first.

    • Hawkes: I'm suspicious about anything and sure of nothing.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Title: City of the Dolls.

      This is a reference to Valley of the Dolls, a contemporary book by Jacqueline Susann written in the 1960's about the intertwining lives of a few women and their experiences with sex and drugs, and in 1967 was turned into a movie with the same name.

    • Lauren's friend, the other waitress, said that to kill the rats in the restaurant, she mixed rat poison with scrambled eggs and that it worked everytime.

      Aiden did the same thing in the Season 1, Episode 2: Creatures of the Night.

    • Stella: It's always about the black glove.

      This line alludes to the pair of black gloves that O.J. Simpson tried on and failed to fit on his hands during his murder trial. Before he did this, the State thought that this was their key piece of evidence against him.

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