Season 8 Episode 10

Clean Sweep

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Mac gave up coffee a year ago and he is severely allergic to blueberries.

    • Goof: Lindsay's tablet shows the case number as #2011/54795. However, Jo's computer shows the case number as #2010/ 71042. Also, Jo's file shows that the information has been requested by D. Messer when she's been the one working on the evidence leading up to Aaron Collins.

    • Goof: Adam is not typing on the keyboard when he is supposed to be entering data at the computer.

  • Quotes

    • Flack: (At the crime scene of a burnt body)
      Hope you skipped breakfast.
      Mac: That bad?
      Flack: Worse. Our vic is Ryan Richards, 25 years old.
      Mac: How do we know?
      Flack: That's his melted driver's license right there.

    • Hawkes: What kept it burning for so long?
      Sid: I'd offer the wick effect.
      Hawkes: Right. Where clothing acts like the wick of a candle turned inside-out.
      Sid: Feeding the flames a continuous supply of fuel in the form of melting human fat. It's particularly effective.
      Hawkes: And particularly disgusting.

    • (About cage fighting)
      Mac: I've seen a few matches. That's a brutal sport.
      Flack: It's an excuse for two grown men to legally beat the bloody pulp out of each other.
      Mac: So you're not a fan?
      Flack: I didn't say that.

    • Flack: Kid definitely knew how to defend himself. Whoever did this risked a serious ass-whupping if things went south.

    • Flack: I'll start whacking the bushes, see if anyone was itching for a death match
      with our fighter outside of the cage.

    • Jennifer Walsh: Large French roast, black, paired with a blueberry scone. That is how you like your coffee, right?
      Mac: I gave up coffee a year ago and I'm severely allergic to blueberries.
      Jennifer Walsh: Of course you are. Seems your buddy Flack is quite the practical joker.

    • Jennifer Walsh: My name's Jennifer Walsh. I'm a freelancer with the Journal. I'm writing next month's cover story.
      Mac: Uh, interview requests are made through the Public lnformation Office.
      Jennifer Walsh: Truth is, I'm not a big fan of the rules. They seem to get in the way of what I want.
      Mac: Did Flack tell you to tell me that, too? 'Cause I am a big fan of the rules.

    • Jennifer Walsh: All I'm asking is for five minutes of your time. You owe me that at least, considering I did try to poison you with blueberries.
      Mac: Fair enough. What's your article about?
      Jennifer Walsh: The NYPD's inability to police themselves. Specifically in matters of officer misconduct.
      Mac: Ms. Walsh... (Chuckles) I have no official comment about that.

    • Jennifer Walsh: Some people say that your rigid adherence to department policy is more pliable than you let on. That you've been known to look the other way and be creative with those policies on more than one occasion.
      Mac: They're entitled to their opinion.
      Jennifer Walsh: And so are you. I came to hear your side of the story.
      Mac: There is no story. I do my job to the best of my ability and I expect the same from all the officers under my command.

    • Mac: Ryan Richards was struck in the head, shot in the back, then lit on fire
      Sid: That's what I call overkill.

    • Lisa Richards: I don't watch Ryan fight anymore. Seeing him get hit is worse than someone hitting me. Hard to watch someone you love in pain.

    • Lisa Richards: Every now and then, a fan would stop him on the street, challenge him to a fight.
      Jo: How would Ryan handle that?
      Lisa Richards: He'd give them an autograph instead.

    • Jo: Were there ever any physical attacks?
      Danny: No. Everything but. I mean, he made death threats. He also broke into their house and left a cake frosted with dog feces on the kitchen counter.
      Jo: Delightful.

    • Derek Petrov: Yeah, the VIP pass was mine. But I was too busy last night in the cage to be using it.
      Mac: Then who'd you give that pass to?
      Derek Petrov: I don't remember. All right. Fine. I sold it to some guy in the parking lot.
      Jo: What did he look like?
      Derek Petrov: Looked like he was eager enough to give me 300 bucks for it.

    • Marty Bosch: I think I killed somebody last night.
      Flack: You're telling me you woke up doused in gasoline, covered in blood and you don't know how it happened?
      Marty Bosch: I was drunk.
      Flack: Yeah, Marty, I've had my fair share of rough nights, yet I think I'd remember taking a bath in somebody else's blood.

    • Marty Bosch: Yesterday was my 21st birthday. Some friends, they... they took me to Dutton's Tavern to celebrate.
      Flack: Let me guess... part of this celebration included you doing 21 shots?
      Marty Bosch: I did the first ten without a problem. After that, things get a little sketchy.

    • Flack: You recognize that guy?
      Marty Bosch: Yeah, it's, uh... Ryan Richards. I've seen him fight. Why?
      Flack: There were three murders in the city last night. Two of them have been solved.
      Marty Bosch: And the third?
      Flack: Ryan Richards.

    • Mac: How did you get up here?
      Jennifer Walsh: I took your advice and called the Public lnformation Office. They were surprisingly accommodating when I dropped your name.
      Mac: The flowers are beautiful but I can't accept them.
      Jennifer Walsh: Well, I'm sure whoever sent them will be devastated.
      Mac: You didn't send these?
      Jennifer Walsh: (Chuckles) Flowers aren't my style. If I was gonna bribe you, I'd offer a tub of popcorn and court side Knicks tickets.

    • Jennifer Walsh: In case you're wondering, I am free for dinner later tonight.
      Mac: I wasn't.

    • Lindsay: (About Jennifer Walsh) Who was that?
      Mac: Nobody.
      Lindsay: 'Nobody' is pretty cute.

    • Lindsay: Mac, are those flowers on your desk also from 'nobody'?
      Mac: (Chuckles) Lindsay, go.

    • Jo: Mac, how do you eat your peanuts?
      Mac: Peanuts? Uh... like everybody else, I suppose.
      Jo: Well, down south, we like to eat ours boiled, 'cause it makes the shell soft, and we can open them with our teeth.

    • (About a perp who starts off as soon as he notices them)
      Flack: Why do they always run?
      Danny: I don't know. Must be brain damage.

    • Mac: Threats... intimidation, harassment... you're nothing but a coward.
      Aaron Collins: You don't know anything about me.
      Mac: I know you terrorized Ryan Richards and his wife for years. I also know you weren't man enough to take credit for it.

    • Mac: (Reading a caption) 'Savor the victory now 'cause you'll be dead by morning.' That's more than a picture, that's a death threat.
      Aaron Collins: I just wanted him to lie awake at night, dreading the sunrise, the same way I have, every day, since I was 17 years old.

    • Mac: Where'd you go after the fight?
      Aaron Collins: To the halfway house, to make curfew. You don't believe me? You can ask the gestapo pigs who run the place.

    • Jo: What's our motive here, Mac, if it wasn't for insurance money? And if he's really such a great guy, why would he walk away from all that fame and adoration?
      Mac: When we find him, remind me to ask.

    • Jo: You know, the horrors that these young people endure while fighting for their country. Is it any wonder they're unable to cope with daily life?
      Mac: We have an epidemic of homeless veterans on our nation's streets. Over 100,000 brave men and women just lost in the shuffle.
      Jo: It's shameful.

    • Mac: (About Ryan Richards) He staged his own death using the perfect victim [Charlie Hunt]. Someone nobody would ever notice went missing.

    • Adam: Mac. Look, I know I've called you a genius before, but this time, I really mean it.

    • Adam: (About Ryan Richards) He's smart enough to know that we'd be monitoring phone calls and e-mails, so he tried a more antiquated form of communication. The U.S. Postal Service.

    • Mac: (Checking out a postcard) It's blank.
      Adam: Well, that's why I swabbed the stamp adhesive for DNA.

    • Jo: (About Ryan Richards) He would have done anything to protect you and your unborn child.
      Mac: Faking his own death was the ultimate way to accomplish that. Nobody stalks a dead man.

    • Lisa Richards: I swear to you on my life, I have no idea where my husband is.
      Mac: We do.

    • Jo: Have you been to that motel before?
      Lisa Richards: (Chuckles) Doesn't look like that anymore. We stayed in room 102. It smelled bad, TV didn't work. But it didn't matter. It was the greatest night of my life. The night Ryan proposed to me.

    • Ryan Richards: Charlie died in my passenger seat. I pulled over. Sat there... for what seemed like hours. Deciding if I was capable of going through with the unthinkable.
      Mac: Burning his body to make it look like your own.

    • Ryan Richards: I know what I did to his body is wrong, and I should be punished for that, but... I didn't kill Charlie.
      Mac: Well, unfortunately, the science can't confirm that. The damage to the body
      was so severe that determining a definitive time and cause of death is impossible.
      Ryan Richards: What... what does that mean?
      Mac: Well, the D.A. will consider what we can prove, and then decide whether or not
      to charge you with murder.
      Ryan Richards: Charlie was dead when I lit that fire. You have to believe me.
      Mac: For what it's worth... I do believe you. But it's not up to me.

    • Mac: Full military honours for Private Hunt's funeral. He and his family will get the dignified closure they deserve.
      Jo: While I don't condone Ryan Richards' choices, I do understand why he made them. Love just makes you do crazy things.
      Mac: Well, sometimes I think that's just an excuse for bad behavior.
      Jo: Oh, I don't know, Mac. When it comes to matters of the heart, I've had my share
      of temporary insanity.
      Mac: Maybe I have, too.

    • Jo: (Referring to Jennifer Walsh) I hear you have a new friend.
      Mac: Lindsay has an overactive imagination.

    • Jo: (Referring to the Jennifer Walsh) Flack said she was looking at you like she wanted something else.
      Mac: Flack is dead. He's dead.
      Jo: Get over it, Mac Taylor. Look at me. You're a charming, sexy single man. There's no hiding from the ladies.
      Mac: I'm not hiding.
      Jo: I think the word sexy makes you nervous. Speaking of crazy love, I got to go meet my kids for pizza.

  • Notes

    • Alex Nesic, who plays Ryan Richards, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Cop Killer.

      Laura Breckenridge, who plays Lisa Richards, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Blood Moon.

      David Gallagher, who plays Marty Bosch, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Tressed To Kill.

    • Music featured:
      The Legacy by Black Veil Brides (Fight scene at the beginning of the episode).
      The Rock by Iration.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 6, 2012 on CTV.
      Norway: February 1, 2012 on TVNorge.
      United Kingdom: March 31, 2012 on Channel 5.
      Czech Republic: May 16, 2012 on AXN.
      Turkey: November 12, 2012 on CNBC-e.
      Germany: November 12, 2012 on Vox.
      Slovakia: April 1, 2013 on JOJ Plus.
      Finland: May 7, 2014 on MTV3.

  • Allusions