Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Detective Stella Bonasera
Dr. Sid Hammerback (Episodes 93+, Recurring Previously)
Adam Ross (Episodes 93+, Recurring Previously)
Lt. William Sythe
Mac confronts Flack at Terrance's, who leaves the two of them alone to have five minutes of "quality time" and asks them to leave using the back door when they're done. However, when Mac walks out alone a few minutes later he leaves by the front door.
Goof: When Flack's examining his injuries at TerRence's place, several recent bruises can be seen but no old scars. However, he was badly hurt in the season 2 finale which should have let him some scars.
Goof: The opening boat party scene shows several shots of the lower Manhattan skyline including Battery Park City buildings, the Downtown Marriot Hotel and even the Jewish Holocaust Musem. Yet the body that crashes onto the boat is said to be that of a jumper coming off the 59th Street Bridge. Not only is the bridge more than two miles away, it's also on the East River, not the Hudson.
The action of this episode is set in late November matching its airing time. It is mentioned that Eckhart has killed 3 people in a month and a half, and episode 6x03 Lat 40 Degrees 47 Minutes N Long 73 Degrees 58 Minutes W occurred in Oct 7th 2009.
Danny can be seen walking without the help of a cane for the first time, some 6 months after the shooting.
Danny has a spare key to Flack's apartment. Flack keeps his gun and shield on the top shelf of his front closet.
Danny's cell phone number is 673 0752.
Flashbacks to 6x03 Lat 40 Degrees 47 Minutes N Long 73 Degrees 58 Minutes W can be seen during this episode.
Several scenes from this episode were shot in the remnants of the 1964 World's Fair, like the Rocket Thrower and the Unisphere.
Mac: Why is O'Reilly doing the interview? Thought Flack was on today.
Stella: He is. Didn't show up, I can't reach him on his cell. How do you want to play it?
Mac: I'll call his C.O., have him put him down for a day off.
Stella: He's about to take out one of the other partners when...
Mac: Our jumper saves the day. That's quite a fall from grace.
Stella: Hey! On your own two feet and looking good, Messer.
Danny: Not bad, huh? First the wheelchair, now no more cane. Done.
Stella: Yeah. You know, that was one of the scariest moments and I'll never forget it when you said you couldn't move your legs.
Danny: When I saw the blood on my hands, I mean, I thought that was it.
Stella: Yeah, well, it wasn't your time.
Danny: Yeah, let's go with that.
Danny: Slam dunk and a suicide? Easiest stretch we had in a while.
Stella: Yeah, I can always use the overtime, but having dinner at a normal hour tonight sounds great.
Danny: Yeah (Chuckles)
(Their cell phones go off at the same time)
Stella: Oh (Looks at the screen) Sid.
Danny: (Looks at the screen) Mac.
Both: You jinxed it.
Lieutenant Sythe: This have to do with Flack?
Mac: You put him down as AWOL yet?
Lieutenant Sythe: Not yet, no.
Lieutenant Sythe: Got a few guys looking for him, checking his usual haunts.
Mac: I wouldn't bother. You're not gonna find him there. He's taking the day off.
Lieutenant Sythe: Is that right?
Mac: Figured I'd come down, tell you in person.
Lieutenant Sythe: That's uh... very kind of you, Detective. I hope Flack appreciates all the trouble you've gone through. And the trouble you can get into.
Mac: Yeah, well, he'd do the same for me. We good?
(Lieutenant Sythe nods)
Sid: There are 206 bones in the human body. Richard Caldrone broke 204 of them.
Stella: Well, jumping off a bridge has a tendency to do that.
Sid: 99.02912621359224% of his bones broken. And yet...
Stella: Don't. Aw… don't, Sid. I was just gonna make plans for dinner tonight.
Sid: Oh, where?
Stella: Say it.
Sid: Your jumper was shot in the chest.
Mac: You get to Flack's?
Danny: I'm here now, Mac and this place is a wreck.
Mac: What'd you find?
Danny: Well, it doesn't look like he's paying his bills. Definitely been drinking.
Mac: Danny, go to the front closet. Top shelf?
Danny: Hold on. (Finds Flack's gun) No, I got it. It's here.
Mac: Good. At least he's smart enough to leave his gun at home.
Stella: No word on Flack, huh?
Mac: Not yet. Danny's gonna hit his local bars. Hopefully he finds him on a stool,
drinking a Guinness and singing 'Danny Boy' before people start asking questions.
Hawkes: (Diving in the Hudson) You seeing this?
Stella: A compass. You've got to be kidding me.
Mac: He's back. The Compass Killer is back.
Eckhart: I'm almost done.
Calliope: Done with what?
Eckhart: Making it go away. I'm gonna make it all go away.
Terrence: Flack, let's keep it moving, man. You being in my crib ain't a good look for me.
(Flack checks the bruises on his body)
Terrence: Why you let yourself get beat down like that, man? That's not mourning. That's something else.
Mac: When I'm off dealing with this, I need you to hold down the fort and stay on top of the Compass Killer.
Stella: Fine. You be careful.
Flack: Hey-o, Terrence! This has been fun and all, but you should probably get some new friends. Your boys are like walking parole violations. What's the matter, did I hurt your feelings? Did you get sensitive all of a sudd...? (Notices Mac is in the apartment)
Terrence: I ain't trying to have no cop convention up in here. But you two need some quality time, so I'm gonna give you all five minutes.
Flack: What do you want to hear, Mac? It's just one of those days.
Mac: You can do better than that.
Flack: All right, fine. It won't happen again.
Mac: You're damn right. I'm making it official.
Flack: Do what you gotta do.
Mac: Hey, let's be clear. Part of me wants to take this badge off and settle this another way.
Flack: Get out of my face.
Mac: (Pins him against the wall) Hey! We're in the middle of a murder investigation and you go AWOL?
Flack: I can handle myself.
Mac: Oh, yeah? Is that what you're doing here in this apartment? Is that why I had to get this from Terrence? (Shows Flack his gun) Is that why I had to have Stella triangulate your phone and Danny check the ERs to see if you turned up dead? You can keep telling people that you're fine, but that won't work.
Flack: It's been eating at me, Mac. When Angel was killed, all I wanted to do was make it right!
Mac: We did that. Justice was served because we did our jobs.
Flack: You weren't there with me and Simon Cade! I stood over that bastard! I looked him in the eyes, and I...
Mac: Whatever happened is between you and your God. I'm not your priest! What I do need to know is whether I can count on you.
Louise Dukes: Eckhart disappeared from the facility.
Danny: What are you talking about, disappeared?
Louise Dukes: I mean, he walked right out the front door without anyone noticing.
Danny: And how does a mental patient escape from a hospital exactly?
Louise Dukes: We try to give our patients dignity and freedom, but that doesn't always work out.
Flack: I want to apologize. These last couple months, I've been... I've been pretty messed up. And you've shown me a hell of a lot of... patience and support. And you didn't have to. So, thank you. I'm sorry.
Mac: Everybody mourns differently, Don. I know a lot of your behaviors had to do with Angell's death. There's also been something else. I don't need to hear about it. I just need to know that you've dealt with it and it's done.
Flack: I crossed the line. And I'll live with that. But it will never happen again. What's most important to me now is that I re-earn your trust.
(Both shake hands)
(After finding out that Eckhart's wife was murdered in a massacre he witnessed)
Mac: Eckhart, obviously, he's a man in deep pain. Doesn't give him an excuse to take it out on others.
Flack: No, but it does give him plenty of motive, though.
Original International Air Dates:
Norway: February 3, 2010 on TVNorge.
Czech Republic: April 17, 2010 on AXN.
Turkey: April 19, 2010 on CNBC-e.
Spain: April 27, 2010 on AXN.
Sweden: June 28, 2010 on Kanal 5.
Slovakia: October 25, 2010 on JOJ.
Germany: November 1, 2010 on Vox.
Finland: March 16, 2011 on MTV3.
Australia: May 24, 2011 on Channel 9.
The scenes shot on the police boat underneath the 59th St. Bridge were shot in LA and not in NYC.
For the scenes shot on the boat at the Hudson River, Gary Sinise had to take a motion sickness pill since he gets seasick. The drug makes the actor feel tired.
The wallpaper and bedsheets in Eckhart's apartment were new so the art department had to fake 50 years of neglect using a technique called 'distressing', by means of which things are aged by being sprayed on them. According to Skeet Ulrich, it was like a creepy sort of time capsule.
Hill Harper did all the underwater scenes himself. They were filmed inside a giant water tank in LA.
Despite featured in the opening credits, Anna Belknap does not appear in this episode.
John Mese, who plays Lt. William Sythe, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Spellbound.
Fredro Starr, who plays Deacon, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Smoke Gets in Your CSIs.
Kieran Campion, who plays Kenneth Grant, also appears in the CSI: Miami episodes Dead Zone and Crime Wave.
Mac: Hopefully he finds him on a stool, drinking a Guinness and singing Danny Boy.
Danny Boy is a ballad written by Fredrick Weatherly in 1913 that became an Irish traditional, drinking and folk song.
Danny: (About the psychiatric facility Ulrich has escaped from) Long way from The Cuckoo's Nest, huh?
Both the episode title and Danny's quote are a reference to the 1975 Milos Forman's movie of the same title and the novel by Ken Kesey on which the film was based, which also deal with a mental asylum and patients under psychiatric care treatment.
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