Season 8 Episode 7


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 2011 on CBS
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A video of a high school party causes the team to wonder if too much weight on a porch caused the death of a girl. Jo has to deal with her former partner bringing memories of her last F.B.I. case.

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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

    Shanley Caswell

    Shanley Caswell

    Rachel Weber

    Guest Star

    Valentina de Angelis

    Valentina de Angelis

    Libby Drake

    Guest Star

    Blaise Embry

    Blaise Embry

    Jake Bennett

    Guest Star

    Jason Wiles

    Jason Wiles

    John Curtis

    Recurring Role

    Beau Garrett

    Beau Garrett

    Ali Rand

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Goof: During the episode it is mentioned that one of the characters plans to run the New York Marathon that weekend. However, the New York Marathon 2011 took place on November 6th whereas the episode aired on November 11th. The date would have been correct if the episodes had not been postponed a week due to the World Series.

      • Goof: Texting is not synchronized with the on screen information when the party attendants are sending sms's.

      • Goof: Libby Drake's right hand changes its position from the first time her body is shown in the drebris to the scene where Sid is examining her.

      • National average weights of 20-year-olds is 170 pounds (77 kg) for males and 130 pounds (59 kg) for females.

      • A scene from episode 7x15 Vigilante can be seen during this episode.

      • Goof: Despite being out of shape, Mickey Nash should have run further away when Flack starts chasing him after having played 'rock, paper, scissors' with Danny.

      • Adam used to date a runner.

    • QUOTES (45)

      • Jo: Flack, what are we looking at?
        Flack: A parent's worst nightmare. Victim throws a party while mom and dad are out of town. Someone spills their drink on the new carpet.

      • Jo: Flack, how does this happen?
        Flack: Starts out as a group of high school juniors getting a buzz on. The party goes viral. Jumps to 700 in under two hours. Welcome to the end of the world as we know it.

      • Jo: 50 kids jumping up and down. Whoever the morons were decided to add a table should have known that was a bad idea.

      • (Trying to get an estimate of the live load on the balcony.)
        Hawkes: Using national average weights of 20-year-olds, assume half guys, half girls...
        Lindsay: Well, Hawkes, what party you ever been to where the male/female ratio was fifty-fifty?

      • Hawkes: With 60 people on that balcony, it still would have managed to hold.
        Lindsay: Right, until the marble table got out there.
        Hawkes: So, given these numbers, whoever brought that marble table onto the balcony could be guilty of manslaughter.

      • Flack: Either nobody saw anything, or nobody wants to give up the jackasses who brought 800 pounds of marble out onto the balcony.
        Danny: Ah, well, bunch of these kids are going to the hospital. Broken bones and a few injuries might be a quick cure for a fuzzy memory.

      • (At the hospital)
        Rachel Weber: Is Stephen in trouble?
        Danny: Yeah, in more ways than one.

      • Ali Rand: I was raped.
        Flack: Did you know the guy?
        Ali Rand: (Voice breaking) No, not really. I mean... I was so stupid. I shouldn't have gone with him. I... I didn't... I was so stupid.
        Flack: Hey, don't go there. This was not your fault, okay?

      • Flack: Is there anything you can tell me about the guy who did this to you? What he looked like, what he was wearing...
        Ali Rand: I can do better than that. I know his name.

      • (About an old DC rape case Jo investigated while working with the FBI)
        Mac: John Curtis raped another woman. Jo, there's still a lot we don't know.
        Jo: Okay, I have to go down there. I have to go to DC and talk to the detectives who are investigating. Do we know which lab is processing?
        Mac: We are. He's in New York.

      • (About John Curtis, who has raped another woman)
        Jo: I feel sick. I knew this day would come, I just...
        Mac: I pulled Lindsay off the Drake case. She'll be handling the rape kit.
        Jo: That's good.
        Mac: We're gonna get him, Jo.

      • Lindsay: Look... I remember you telling me how in DC your colleague made a mistake in the first round of DNA testing and then destroyed the documentation. You don't have to worry. I'm not gonna screw this up. I know how important this is to you.
        Jo: Okay, this case eats away at me.
        Lindsay: That must've been so hard turning that information over to the defense when you knew that John Curtis was your guy. I would feel as responsible as you do for him still being out there.
        Jo: Responsible? Excuse me, you think I'm responsible?
        Lindsay: No, I'm not saying that you're responsible, I'm just saying...
        Jo: John Curtis isn't free because of a choice I made. He's free because of a choice my colleague, Frank Waters, made when he destroyed that document.
        Lindsay: Jo, I don't mean to suggest...
        Jo: I did the only thing I could have done in that situation, which was follow the law. Turning over a destroyed document is not a choice, Lindsay, it's my job. And I would hope that you, as a forensic scientist who testifies under oath, would do the same thing.

      • Mac: The balcony collapse didn't cause Libby's death... it helped cover it up.

      • Jake Bennett: I can't believe you think I would do something to her. Hey, she was my girlfriend.
        Flack: I guess that would make this the first time a boyfriend has ever killed his girlfriend.

      • Mac: When did you last see her?
        Jake Bennett: I... I don't know the time. Um, she went upstairs, and... well... I was, like, damn, the place is trashed anyway, so might as well... (Chuckles) ...keep partying.

      • Lindsay: I don't want to offend you, but I need to ask you what you do. I'm not here to judge you, Ali. I just need to know the facts. You weren't really meeting a friend, were you?
        Ali Rand: No. But he did not know that at the time. He had already bought me the drink, and I was feeling dizzy before I had the chance... to tell him that... that I was working.
        Lindsay: What you do for a living, it has nothing to do with what he did to you. Look at your face. You are the victim.
        Ali Rand: You're not gonna let him out of jail, are you? He's not gonna be out there when I go home?
        Lindsay: We're gonna do everything we can to keep this guy off the streets, I promise you.

      • (At a trashed house where a party has taken place)
        : Extreme home makeover?
        Danny: I was thinking more like Jo's office.
        Jo: Very funny.

      • Jo: Some of her injuries could've been antemortem, so we are looking for blood, any signs that she was hurt inside.
        Hawkes: Then we'll have our primary crime scene.
        Danny: Okay. So, uh, we're looking for signs of a struggle (Looks around the trashed place) Somewhere in here.

      • (About Mickey Nash)
        Danny: Cocky son of a bitch thinks he's smarter than we are!
        Hawkes: Yeah, well, let's hope he's not.

      • Hawkes: I'm on his blog... 'Words R Dead': Hemingway would starve today. You can't get published anymore because nobody reads!
        Mac: So he's a frustrated writer stealing to pay rent?

      • Hawkes: What, somebody has to die before we get the guy?
        Mac: All the precincts probably weren't communicating and didn't connect the dots. On their to do list, I'm sure. Plus, we have Adam.
        Adam: Found him!
        Mac: See?

      • Danny: Mickey Nash?
        Mickey Nash: Oh, man, you guys are late.
        Flack: Excuse me?
        Mickey Nash: The Code 484... couple of uniforms took him away two hours ago.
        Flack: Code 484... what is that? That's a guy sliding down the escalator?
        Mickey Nash: Yeah, yeah, very funny.

      • (Deciding who is to run after a suspect)
        : Rock, paper, scissor?
        Danny: Yeah.
        Flack: One, two, three!
        (Danny pulls rock, Flack scissor)
        Danny: Aaah!
        Flack: You always put out rock.
        Danny: I'll grab the car.

      • (Mickey Nash groans wheezes after a short run)
        Flack: You have a nice run, Mick?
        Mickey Nash: Aw, crap. Man, that burns.

      • Flack: You have the right to remain silent.
        Danny: You know what, Mickey? I think the literary world would appreciate that.

      • Flack: I got to ask you a question... what kind of idiot leaves a calling card?
        Mickey Nash: I was trying to make a statement on the current establishment on the decay of the publishing industry.
        Danny: Ah, nah, I read your stuff. You know what? I think the only statement that you're making is on the decay of the educational system. You should stick to burglary.

      • Mickey Nash: Are you crazy? You really think I would leave my hashtag all over someone's house after I killed them? You think I'm stupid?
        (Flack motions his head, nodding)

      • Danny: So you still have the stolen property from last night?
        Mickey Nash: Blue hockey bag in the wall safe at work.
        Flack: You use the security office to hide your stolen goods?

      • Mac: Just pull up the photos already.
        Adam: Photos... that's for amateurs (To Jo) You know, you need to teach him a little patience there. Have a seat, watch the big screen. Please turn off all cell phones, take out the popcorn.

      • Adam: (To Mac and Jo) Um, listen, I'm gonna be down the hall, probably solving a really big crime, so if you need me... little dingle, okay?

      • Danny: This is a game. You single out a virgin in the school and seduce her into believing that she's popular. The girls give her a kind of makeover, they take her to a party, they give her a few drinks, and, uh... a guy, a guy takes her virginity.
        Jo: Okay, this is the most disgusting thing I've heard in a long time.

      • Jo: I can't believe what I'm looking at, this is so cruel.
        Mac: These symbols... what do they represent?
        Danny: A score. After the guys, you know, uh... the girls get graded. Look here. She had 'some interesting moves for a novice'. That earned her four cherries for performance.
        Mac: One of the most private, intimate moments of a girl's life. Jake not only steals it from her, he debases the experience.

      • Jo: Okay, so the necklaces in her jewelry box... those were tokens given to the girls, kind of like a scarlet letter?
        Mac: And whoever has one of those necklaces has a good motive for revenge.

      • (About Erin Watson)
        Flack: She has no idea she's the joke in a game.
        Jo: May be better if she feels she was loved a little longer.

      • Mac: How did you find out about the game?
        Kate Weber: (Scoffs) Game? Out of the blue, Libby Drake invites you home after school one day, and at first, you don't even say yes because you think t's a joke, but then she convinces you. Next thing, she's loaning you clothes, taking you to yoga doing your makeup for you... so you let yourself believe that this is really happening, that, that you're actually friends with the popular girl and all of her popular friends.
        Jo: And Jake?
        Kate Weber: He's one of them, but he acts like he thinks he's not, and that's what makes him attractive. And then one night, he tells you that he wants to be with you. And... (Sniffles) Flash forward a... a few weeks, and you find a post about yourself. And everyone's reading it and laughing. And you realize that everything was a lie.

      • Jo: Can only imagine how that kind of betrayal would make you feel. Maybe angry enough to even want to kill someone.
        Kate Weber: Kill?
        Mac: Kate, Libby was murdered.
        Kate Weber: I can't explain the DNA, necklace thing. I mean, she loved to hug people and do the whole double-kiss routine. Maybe that's how it got there. But I would have rather slit my wrists than go to that party. How could I face any of those people again? (Sniffles) At least when you're dead, you don't have to feel anything anymore.

      • Adam: Danny found grease on the window frame of Libby's bedroom, and I couldn't figure out what any possible application for that mixture would be. But then I remembered this little hottie that I used to date that was
        a runner, and she used all these balms, and at night, she would soak in a bath of mustard for detox.

      • Rachel Weber: Kate... started to change. She doesn't smile anymore. She stopped... eating, going to classes. Mom and dad started freaking out. And she wouldn't talk to me, no matter what I said or did.

      • Rachel Weber: Kate was so excited and proud of this. It's the first piece of jewelry a guy's ever given her. And then to find out that it's a symbol? That you've been branded a joke? Please tell me you know how cruel that is.
        Libby Drake: Kate should be thanking me. I did her a favor. Jake is a ten. In real life, she'd never get that. Maybe a six, if she keeps on wearing makeup.

      • Rachel Weber: (After confessing to having killed Libby Drake) This planet... is so much better without her on it. I wish I could say I was sorry... but I'm not.

      • Jo: Ali was working that night. She's an escort. It's possible that he risked it because he figured she'd never report it.
        Mac: Or that no one would believe her if she did.

      • Mac: It's a pretty good circumstantial case.
        Jo: But she's still a prostitute, Mac.
        Mac: We can get this guy, Jo.

      • Lindsay: I just wanted to apologize for before. I didn't mean to be presumptuous
        about what you were feeling.
        Jo: Don't worry about that, Lindsay. The trust is, if I were really honest with myself, I do feel a little responsible, so hearing you say that to me, I just... lost my cool for a second.
        Lindsay: We are gonna get this guy, Jo.

      • Flack: What is it with guys like you? Seriously? You got to drug a woman, rape her and beat her senseless to get your rocks off?
        John Curtis: What is it with guys like you? You got to harass innocent people and make their lives miserable to get your rocks off?
        Flack: Yeah.

      • Flack: (To John Curtis) And those damn condoms. They don't always work, as you know. Your semen was collected at the scene. I think you might have a pretty good class action lawsuit against the condom company.

    • NOTES (5)

      • Gary Sinise remains seated all episode long due to an injury that he suffered while filming episode 8x06 Get Me Out Of Here! He ripped a muscle in his leg filming the fight scene in the cemetery.

      • Filming Locations:
        Washington Square Park (Flack and Jo's scene with Erin Watson).

      • Music featured:
        I'm still Hot (Radio Version) by Luciana (Beginning of the episode at the party).
        War Ensemble by Slayer (Beginning of the episodetowards the end of theparty).
        Addicted To You by Count & Sinden feat. Bashy.

      • Valentina De Angelis, who plays Libby Drake, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Disarmed and Dangerous.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: November 11, 2011 on CTV.
        Norway: January 11, 2012 on TVNorge.
        United Kingdom: March 10, 2012 on Channel 5.
        Czech Republic: April 25, 2012 on AXN.
        Germany: October 22, 2012 on Vox.
        Turkey: October 22, 2012 on CNBC-e.
        Slovakia: March 25, 2013 on JOJ Plus.
        Finland: April 16, 2014 on MTV3.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)