Season 2 Episode 16

Cool Hunter

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 08, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After the body of a dead woman is found in a water tower the team, Mac, Flack and Lindsay, suddenly realize that the building may hold a bigger mystery than they expected.

Meanwhile Stella and Hawkes are on the case of a dead field consultant in Washington Heights (by Harlem) who was found beaten and strangled by a swingset (with the chain of a swing).moreless

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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

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Yan Ruiz

Yan Ruiz

Elliott Stanton

Guest Star

Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman

Joe Green

Guest Star

Michael DeLorenzo

Michael DeLorenzo

Rico "Ricky" Cerda

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: When Stella shows the picture of Ben Hatfield to Elliot Stanton, the first picture you see is of Ben in the playground with the swing around his neck but when the shot turns to Elliot you can clearly see that the picture Stella is showing him is of a body on a table at the morgue.

    • Goof: While Mac is taking pictures of the woman in the water tower she is shown to be face down. However when he gets to her feet they are pointing up (as they would if she were face up) Then as the camera changes she is face down again.

    • The view in the microscope when Hawkes is examining a suspect's DNA sample will be used later in episode 4x10 The thing about heroes as the anthrax view.

    • Goof: Danny does an experiment where he grabs a dummy's shirt while wearing handball gloves. After he grabs the shirt, he tugs on it, smoothing it out, and there's no dirt on it. When he picks up a picture of the victim to compare it, there's dirt all over the shirt.

    • Goof: In the camera phone pictures, Elliot Stanton's car is a GMC Denali. When Stella and Danny find him on the street, it's a Cadillac Escalade.

    • Goof: The episode opened with people washing or showering & suddenly the water turned blood red. We find that it came from a dead woman in the water tower.

      An adult human body contains roughly 6 quarts of blood (a gallon & a half) & she was in a tank that had to 1 or 2 thousand gallons minimum. The blood in the water by the time it got down to the outlet feeding the building would have been so diluted as to be barely noticeable.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Lindsay: But I was taught that instincts point you in a direction. Science confirms the theory.

    • Lindsay: (about Dr. Zimmer) He's everywhere something bad happens. Maybe HE'S cursed, not the building.

    • Hawkes: (about Hatfield) I'd say this started as a good old-fashioned playground fight.

    • Lindsay: There have been six unexplained deaths in this building. People say it's cursed. I took the Grave Line tour. You visit places where famous people have died or mysterious deaths have occurred. This was stop number eight.
      Mac: Now it's death number seven.

    • Dr. Zimmer: This is not a good time. I've been in surgery for eleven hours and on my feet for thirty-six.
      Mac: Doctor, if you keep impeding my investigation I'll be glad to take you somewhere you can put your feet up for quite awhile.

    • Stella: What we see and what we can prove are two different things. We need to connect Elliot Stanton with our victim. Prove that it was his gloves that made the pattern on the shirt, and his fist that knocked our victim's tooth out, and ultimately that it as Elliot Stanton's gloves we found in the sandbox.
      Hawkes: Safe to say that we're skipping lunch.

    • Sid: I've collected trace from the implant post that remained in his mouth.
      Hawkes: And?
      Sid: And as soon as you analyze it, it could lead you somewhere. Hey I was elbow deep in his stomach and I walked it up here! Can't do everything.

    • Mac: Murder and romance. It's always about the little things.

    • Stella: Any witnesses?
      Hawkes: No, they're all suffering from the same thing: temporary blindness.

    • (Danny is holding Lindsay in his arms for an experiment)
      Danny: Look, you promised me drinks for this, but I think I'm gonna need some dinner too.
      Lindsay: I'm not gonna give you anything if you don't get going. Make tracks, cowboy.

    • Mac: Betrayal is oldest motive for murder in the book.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Spanish episode title: Cazador de Tendencias, meaning Trends Hunter.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: June 12, 2006 on CNBC-e.
      Germany: November 20, 2006 on VOX.
      Finland: June 13, 2007 on MTV3.
      The Czech Republic: June 5, 2008 on TV Nova.

    • Music Featured:
      Do It Alright by Tigerskin.
      Fashion Kills (re-rub dub) by Dylan Rhymes.
      Rompe (Remix) by Daddy Yankee.
      Roller Daddy by The Emperor Machine.
      The Quest by Donovan Leitch.


    • Name: Hatfield and Stanton.

      This is a reference to the infamous story of the Hatfield and the McCoy's, two feuding families. The Hatfield in this case is in a similar type of feud: he works for a company and there is a competing company that the prime suspect, Stanton, works for. Also, Stanton, is similar to the last name of a Bill Stanton, a relative of both the Hatfield and McCoy's who testified in court over a land dispute which was ruled in the Hatfield's favor. We find out that Stanton, the prime suspect, didn't actually kill Hatfield; it was his boss.

    • Sid: There's the smell of the blood still... all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.

      This line is a reference to Shakespeare's Macbeth.