Season 8 Episode 8


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team looks into the reason for the assassination of a judge while Jo tries to come to peace with why she left the FBI.

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    Sela Ward

    Sela Ward

    Josephine "Jo" Danville

    Gary Sinise

    Gary Sinise

    Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

    Carmine Giovinazzo

    Carmine Giovinazzo

    Danny Messer

    Anna Belknap

    Anna Belknap

    Lindsay Monroe

    Robert Joy

    Robert Joy

    Dr. Sid Hammerback

    A.J. Buckley

    A.J. Buckley

    Adam Ross

    William C. Mitchell

    William C. Mitchell

    Judge Philip Winford

    Guest Star

    Tony Oller

    Tony Oller

    Nicholas Albertson

    Guest Star

    James Preston

    James Preston

    Tommy Hill

    Guest Star

    Jenn Proske

    Jenn Proske

    Serena Matthews

    Recurring Role

    Beau Garrett

    Beau Garrett

    Ali Rand

    Recurring Role

    Jason Wiles

    Jason Wiles

    John Curtis

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (37)

      • Flack: Criminal court judge assassinated in front of a sequestered jury, right under the nose of a half a dozen cops.
        Mac: Brazen son of a bitch.

      • Mac: Triple murder in front of this bakery a year ago.
        Danny: Markov... he's like the Sammy the Bull of Russian organized crime. That's why we got a dozen bodies on him.
        Mac: Looks like it just went to a baker's dozen.

      • Danny: (Processing a bicycle) Hey, so what do you think of this fancy getaway vehicle?
        Lindsay: Doesn't exactly seem like the expected mode of travel for a Russian hit man.

      • Reporter: Any comment on your number two, Jo Danville, dropping the ball on the original D.C. rape case?
        Mac: The FBI lab tech who mishandled the evidence blew the case. As for Jo Danville, I'll take her courage and integrity over official misconduct every time.
        Reporter: Has she been excluded from the New York case because of political pressure from Senator Matthews?
        Mac: The decisions I make have nothing to do with political pressure from anyone. I do what's best for the case. And what's best in this case is Jo Danville sits this one out.

      • John Curtis: Did you come here to gloat?
        Jo: I wish I could gloat. I wish I could take great pleasure in seeing you sit here in this cell. But that would be at the expense of Ali Rand and the horrible way you made her suffer. My pleasure will have to wait until I hear the guilty verdict read at your trial.
        John Curtis: I wouldn't be so quick to convict me... just yet.

      • Jo: You were a free man. Makes me sick to my stomach to think that my integrity and my conviction gave you that second chance. I came here
        to make you a promise. You will not walk away this time.
        John Curtis: I think you're gonna be disappointed, sweetheart.

      • Jo: The people I work with are very good at what they do. There'll be no mistakes this time.
        John Curtis: I'll make a promise to you. You put that bitch on the stand, your case will fall apart faster than your career did in the FBI.

      • Hawkes: Nothing's ever easy.
        Sid: I've seen you put a slug together with less.

      • Hawkes: Attempted poisoning with antifreeze is simple and is easily mixed in with a sweet drink, but it doesn't exactly scream Russian assassin.

      • Hawkes: I never heard of a Russian hit man doing a drive-by on a bicycle. I'm betting the poisoning and the shooting are related.

      • Senator Matthews: The assassination of a judge is no small thing. You've got a lot on your plate. Hope it's not too much.
        Mac: Always have a lot on my plate. That's the nature of the business.

      • Senator Matthews: (About John Curtis) I've seen this animal walk away from what he's done once before. I will not tolerate any dragging of the feet on this.
        Mac: No one in this lab knows how to drag their feet.

      • Senator Matthews: (About Jo) I don't want her anywhere near this thing.
        Mac: I already made that call. But I want you to know it has nothing to do with Jo Danville's abilities. If my daughter were attacked, I'd want her investigating the case.

      • Flack: Hard to buy a professional thief moonlighting as a hit man.

      • Hawkes: Somebody left a doggie bag in the trash bin outside.
        Flack: Whoa, whoa, whoa! If that's what I think that is, don't open that in here.
        Hawkes: It's not that kind of doggie bag, Flack.

      • Lindsay: These aren't like cop cars anymore, they're like spaceships.

      • Serena Matthews: You know, for a while, I was angry at what you did. It took me some time to get past that and realize how difficult it must have been for you, as a woman, and as a mom, to watch that monster walk away from what he did to me.
        Jo: Not about me, Serena. It is about you. It's not fair that your life was turned upside down because of it.

      • Serena Matthews: My father is an emotional guy. He had no right to force you out of the FBI.
        Jo: You know, I'm not so sure I wouldn't have done exactly what your dad did on behalf of one of my own children. I don't regret my actions. I do regret that my actions set John Curtis free and what that did to you and your dad but... I don't, I don't sleep nights any more since he was let go.

      • Serena Matthews: (About her rapist) I know that it's stupid and irrational but I just have this fear that he's going to come after me again.

      • Serena Matthews: (About her rapist) I came because I need to see it. I need to be in that courtroom and see him in handcuffs being taken off to jail.

      • Mac: Your little visit to Mr. Curtis wasn't a very good idea. I hope you got whatever it was you had to say off your chest.
        Jo: I did. Thanks for not making a big deal about it.

      • Pavel Danshov: (As he is about to be arrested by his car) What's going on? You boys want to go for a ride with me?

      • Danny: How you doing, Pavel?
        Pavel Danshov: (As he is being pinned against his car and handcuffed) Not so good. Looks like I got another parking ticket.
        Flack: I think that's gonna be the least of your problems.

      • Danny: Jo, I don't care what everybody says around here, you're good.

      • (After Danshov's car was hit by a biker on the run)
        Flack: Did you get a good look at his face?
        Pavel Danshov: I got a good look at my fender.
        Flack: And you had nothing to do with those shots that were fired?
        Pavel Danshov: A dead judge is bad for business. A crooked judge is much better.

      • Flack: So you were just out there following the judge, trying to dig up dirt on him so your boss could blackmail him?
        Pavel Danshov: Blackmail him? Nyet. I prefer 'negotiate' with him.

      • Nicholas Albertson: Look, whatever you think I did, you got the wrong guy.
        Flack: Wrong guys don't run.

      • Flack: Why did you want the judge dead?
        Nicholas Albertson: Okay. I give up. It was that cheap cologne. That's what did it... I mean, I couldn't take it anymore. Every time, busing that guy's table with that same horrible stench.
        Flack: You think this is a joke?
        Nicholas Albertson: I think this whole thing is a joke.

      • Flack: So... you were out there last night. But you didn't do nothing. You didn't shoot nobody, you didn't see or hear anybody shoot anybody. That's your story? That's what you're going with, Nick?
        Nicholas Albertson: That's what I'm going with.

      • Mac: Most of these camps are privately owned, for profit operations. The state pays a fee for every kid sent there.
        Jo: Yes, a very generous fee. So for the two years after Nelson buys it, Judge Corsica sends twice as many kids to Forest Brook than any other Juvenile Court judge.
        Mac: More kids, more money.

      • Danny: What do we got?
        Jo: Bullet hole... bullet impact mark... burglary starter kit... gun...
        Danny: Boom!
        Jo: Boom!

      • James Nelson: You know who that little piece of garbage is, now. Come on, think.
        Judge Corsica: How the hell would I know the busboy?
        James Nelson: He helped you pay for that boat you have sitting at the marina.
        Judge Corsica: Well, that narrows it down to a couple of thousand kids.

      • Judge Corsica: It cost us 1,500 bucks to get that ambulance chaser to go away.
        James Nelson: That was money well spent. Made us much more careful who we do our business with.

      • Tommy Hill: You know what happens to good kids in a place like Forest Brook? They turn bad real fast, or they get eaten alive.

      • Tommy Hill: But that man stole my life away from me. I think it's only fair that I took his!
        Jo: You don't get to make that choice. There's a system of justice.

      • Flack: (About Ali Rand) Think she's lying about the drugs?
        Lindsay: It's not what I think, it's what the science says.
        Flack: What are you going to do about the hearing tomorrow?
        Lindsay: I'm gonna tell the truth. Based on what she just told us, the levels of GHB in her blood... they're not improbable. They're impossible.

      • (At John Curtis' trial)
        Judge Winford: The defense request for a dismissal of all charges is denied. Unfortunately, some of the testimony we've heard here this morning is cause for concern, and raises grave questions as to the credibility of the victim.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Sela Ward and guest star Jeffrey Nordling played forner spouses on the series Once and Again.

      • Despite featured in the opening credits, A.J. Buckley (Adam) does not appear in this episode.

      • Jeffrey Nordling, who plays Senator Kirk Matthews, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Secrets & Flies.

        Ivo Nandi, who plays Pavel Danshow, also appears in the C.S.I. episode The Descent Of Man.

        Alan Pietruszewski, who plays Male Reporter, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode No Man's Land.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: November 18, 2011 on CTV.
        Norway: January 18, 2012 on TVNorge.
        United Kingdom: March 17, 2012 on Channel 5.
        Czech Republic: May 2, 2012 on AXN.
        Germany: October 29, 2012 on Vox.
        Turkey: October 29, 2012 on CNBC-e.
        Slovakia: March 26, 2013 on JOJ Plus.
        Finland: April 23, 2014 on MTV3.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Danny: Markov... he's like the Sammy the Bull of Russian organized crime.

        Salvatore 'Sammy the Bull' Gravano (1945-) is a former underboss of the Gambino crime family. He helped bring down the family's boss by becoming an FBI informant.

      • Hawkes: Nothing's ever easy.

        'Nothing's ever easy' is a tag line used by Zeddicus "Zedd" Zu'l Zorander and other characters in the Sword of Truth fantasy novel series by Terry Goodkind.