Season 7 Episode 6

Do Not Pass Go

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 29, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The path of the team's most recent investigation crosses that of some desperate parents in search for their missing son.

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  • 7x06

    this episode was good, but not exellent, at the beggining, I was very curious about the true purpouse of the man who was calling that woman, but when I knew the reason why, I was a little disppointed, however, this case was very interesting and obviusly, it gets extra points by sela ward`s character, who was brilliant here, I really loved the subplot about her adoppted daughter trying to learn how to live in new york.

    ummmm, I kwon that this doesn´t have anything to do with this chapter, but ¿Does somebody know what happened with mac`s girlfriend? the one who appeared in the previous season.

    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in English, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • creepy body and twisted case...

    ok... bad idea to eat breakfast while watching this episode! I can tolerate a lot but I almost puked when I saw the guy in the car and then the autopsy...

    Apart from that the chapter was pretty good. We got to meet Jo's adopted daughter and see her in a familiar situation and kicking some a** too. I liked it

    Nice Flack moments... First words cookie and cake?? I can just imagine him being a fatty kid with chubby cheeks... so cute!!

    Very little Danny and Lindsay... maybe we'll get a chapter with more of them soon?? I miss the DL we had in the first chapters!! they barely talk to each other!

    I love Sid and Hawkes moments...

    Mac is smiling a lot more this season... I liked it but it feels wrong if it's all because of Jo since Stella didn't make him smile so much

    Funny Adam, as always...

    The desperate mom was not very good at it... I mean, she seems to be over acting all the time... I didn't believe her... The story was good but all the girl in Rikers planning everything... I didn't like that actress either...moreless
  • Review. Spoilers.

    I expected from the moment I saw the body that this is not Jeremy, so no surprise here. The way Craig was killed was really scary. Being trapped in his own body plus an excruciating pain. And probably aware that he is dying. Terrible.It nice that Jeremy survived. His parents suffered enough. Allison Scott was repulsive person for me. I didn't feel sorry for her at all.

    It was good to meet Jo's daughter Ellie. I liked the mother-daughter chemistry between them.

    I also liked the conversation between Flack and Mrs Anderson. He showed a lot of empathy and compassion but a few minutes later he was very resolute while talking to frightened Mr Harris. Very good work of Eddie Cahill.

    It seems that Mac grew very fond of Jo. Is there possibility for romance? He is smiling a lot around her. By the way - there is a bigger mess on Jo's desk than on mine. That's quite an achievement!

    It was a nice episode.moreless
  • A couple who have been trying to find their missing son start receiving phone calls from a person who claims to know their son's whereabouts. When one call leads the couple to a gruesome discovery, Mac and the team step in to investigate.moreless

    We have seen the theme that the quest for revenge can lead to even greater tragedy in the episode titled "And Here's to you, Mrs. Azreal". However I am giving this episode a high score because it goes about conveying it's theme in a very clever and suspenseful way. What also makes this episode work is watching the story unfold. Seeing Mac and the team on the case is very entertaining here. The explanation as to why the phone caller is playing games with the distressed couple is plausible and not predictable which is always a good thing. Strong episode.moreless
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

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Sydney Park

Sydney Park

Ellie Danville

Guest Star

Helen Slater

Helen Slater

Elizabeth Harris

Guest Star

Chad Todhunter

Chad Todhunter

Reuben Lewis

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Mrs. Anderson: (About her son Craig) His first words were Bird and McHale.

      Mrs. Anderson is referring to Larry Joe Bird and Kevin Edward McHale, former Boston Celtics legendary players.

    • Jo worked as a weekend accountant at a burlesque club when she was an undergrad in college.

    • Flack's first words were cookie and cake.

    • Jo's daughter is named Ellie who was adopted when she was barely 2 years old. Ellie's biological mother was very young and part of one of Jo's old cases and Child Protective Services took Ellie away from her.
      Jo also has a son called Tyler, who is in college.

  • QUOTES (34)

    • (A body is found inside a car left on the roof of an abandoned building)
      Jo: It certainly is a unique spot for a body dump.
      Mac: It's also a perfect place to commit murder.

    • Danny: Rooftop is clean. If there was ever trace up here, Mother Nature did not want us to find it.
      Lindsay: What about the stairwell?
      Dandny: It's my next stop.
      Lindsay: You want help?
      Danny: Uh, well, with 738 stairs, I think I'm good.

    • (As they process the crime scene where a body has been left to decompose inside a car)
      Lindsay: Can you imagine finding your kid like this?
      Danny: No, no, and I don't even want to think about it.

    • Jo: What's with the car?
      Flack: The original architect had a thing for big-boy toys and drag racing. Been up here 40 years.
      Mac: I had daydreams of owning one well into my 20s.
      Jo: I'm assuming yours didn't come standard with a dead body.
      Mac: That wasn't even an option.

    • (As they are about to remove a decomposing body from a car)
      Hawkes: This is gonna get ugly.
      Sid: Indeed. Do you prefer heads or tails?
      Hawkes: Does it really matter?
      Sid: In that case, you can have tails.

    • (Part of the skull of the body comes off as they are trying to handle it slowly)
      Sid: Uh! Under the circumstances, I suggest we apply the tried-and-true Band-Aid method.
      Hawkes: Band-Aid method?
      Sid: One, two, three... pull!

    • Jo: Honey, what are you doing here?
      Ellie: We have to leave New York. This whole move-to-the-Big-Apple thing is not gonna work.
      Jo: Oh, honey...
      Mac: Take all the time you need.
      Jo: (Mouthes) Thank you.

    • Ellie: I'll give this stupid school another shot.
      Jo: Thank you. I owe you one.
      Ellie: A new pair of soccer cleats and some shin guards?
      Jo: That's two (Laughs) It's a deal.

    • Adam: Vocal frequencies have been isolated, interference filtered out. What up?
      Mac: (Gives him a look) Can I hear it, please?
      Adam: Oh, yeah. Yeah.

    • Sid: I enhanced the tattoo on the radial border of the Vic's upper arm and discovered this, what appears to be a wee little leprechaun holding a... basketball?
      Jo: Looks like a homemade rendition of, what? The Boston Celtics' mascot?
      Sid: Oh. Well, not a very good one.

    • Danny: You're liking the voice mail caller for both Craig's murder and Jeremy's disappearance?
      Mac: At this point, yes.
      Hawkes: That doesn't bode well for Jeremy.
      Mac: Well, being kidnapped by a psychopath seldom does.

    • Mac: Poisoned and left to die. This was personal.

    • Mrs. Anderson: (About her son Craig) His first words were Bird and McHale.
      Flack: Mine were cookie and cake.

    • Flack: Mrs. Anderson... we're going to find the guy who murdered your son.
      Mrs. Anderson: That's not going to bring him back, is it? I'm sorry.
      Flack: It's going to take time.
      Mrs. Anderson: I don't know the right way to act around people, what to say to them.
      Flack: No right way to act. Children aren't supposed to die.
      Mrs. Anderson: I would like to see him, Detective.
      Flack: All due respect, I don't think that's a good idea. That's not how you want to remember him.
      Mrs. Anderson: Then, how do I say good-bye?
      Flack: You don't. Not where it counts.

    • Jo: What is this place?
      Mac: Transportation Department warehouse.
      Flack: This is where tired old street signs go to die.

    • Mac: I smell smoke.
      Jo: Hey. Guys, over here (She points to some smoke coming from the ground) Smart money says right place, wrong floor.

    • Mac: He's not telling them how to find Jeremy Harris. He's making them destroy evidence.

    • Jo: That's a service apron.
      Mac: You know from experience?
      Jo: I worked in a burlesque club when I was an undergrad.
      Mac: As a bartender?
      Jo: I never said that.

    • Jo: Why would you involve someone in all of this when you could easily dispose of the evidence by yourself?

    • Mac: So how'd your negotiation go yesterday?
      Jo: Negotiation?
      Mac: Your daughter seems rather determined to vacate New York City.
      Jo: She can be a stubborn mule like her mama. Seldom shy about what she likes and doesn't like.
      Mac: Being thrown into the deep end is never easy. It helps to know there are people around that have your back.
      Jo: Well, Ellie's a tough kid. She's going to be fine.
      Mac: I wasn't talking about Ellie.
      Jo: Thank you.

    • Adam: The new voice mail was left using a second prepaid phone and just like numero uno, right, the SIM card was used once and then deactivated.
      Lindsay: So Mrs. Harris' mystery caller is dumping phones as he goes.
      Adam: Sure looks that way. So, I compared the serial numbers on both the cards and guess what?
      Mac: They were sequential?
      Adam: Yeah. Perp's not as smart as he thinks. He bought both the phones at the same store at the same time.
      Mac: He alluded to a final message in the second voice mail.
      Lindsay: So to leave it, he'd need a third phone which might still be active.

    • Mac: (Right before sending them to a bar in search of a perp) I hope Jo and Flack are thirsty.

    • Flack: All right, I'll start beating the bushes.
      Jo: Hang on. I might have a less obtrusive way. We do have his telephone number (She dials and hands her cell to Flack) It's for you.
      (Phone rings. Flack notices it belongs to the bartender)
      Flack: Gotcha.
      (The bartender realizes what's going on and runs away)
      Flack: Less obtrusive?

    • Reuben Lewis: A friend asked me to make a call, read a set of instructions. I didn't ask why because I didn't really care.
      Mac: Do you think you'll care about 25 to life?

    • Jo: Smug little punk. He got off too easy.
      Flack: I agree. You should have put him under the dumpster.

    • Reuben Lewis: I'm tired of this BS. If you guys had anything on me, I'd already be in jail.
      Mac: Or just visiting (Uses his flashlight to reveal a U.V. stamp from Rikers on Reuben's hand) You're a bartender, Reuben. You really should wash your hands more often.

    • Hawkes: The reptile remains we found in the basement were consistent with Bungarus Fasciatus, also known as the Banded Krait.
      Mac: Where did they come from?
      Hawkes: My guess: Chinatown, black market. 15 minutes on the Internet, anybody can learn how to extract the venom. It's neurotoxic and fast-acting, causing near-instant muscle paralysis in humans. The lucky ones die fast.
      Danny: And the unlucky ones?
      Hawkes: Slow and excruciating respiratory failure. As the diaphragm becomes paralyzed, the victim suffocates. Death can take days.
      Danny: So these guys were literally trapped inside their bodies. I mean, unable to move, unable to talk.
      Mac: Allison Scott knew exactly what she was doing. She wanted them to suffer.

    • Allison Scott: Don't you dare talk to me about grief, because my fiancé died in my arms.
      Jo: You're absolutely right, Allison, that was a terrible tragedy. I can only imagine the anger you felt. God himself couldn't save someone who wanted to hurt my family. I would hunt them down. I would make them suffer like they had never suffered before. I would need them to feel the unrelenting pain that I felt. But what if I was wrong? What if I hurt the wrong person? I could never live with myself.

    • Flack: How the heck did he survive all that time?
      Mac: If you're asking the scientist, I'd say his particular body chemistry metabolized the poison slow enough to keep him breathing. Drinking condensation kept him alive. But if you want my personal opinion, I'd say science didn't have anything to do with it.
      Flack: It's too bad they all can't have a happy ending.

    • Mac: Looking for something?
      Jo: Oh, only the best hamburger in all five boroughs. Harvey's double-decker with the works.

    • Mac: I read in your file that, uh, you adopted Ellie.
      Jo: What?
      Mac: I read files, too, you know.

    • Jo: Ellie would've just ended up one of those innocent kids lost in a broken system.
      Mac: Well, bringing her into your family was a noble thing to do.
      Jo: I didn't have any choice, Mac. She was love at first sight. She was so yummy. And if my son Tyler gave meaning to my life, Ellie just made it complete. It was the best decision I ever made in my life.

    • Jo: Don't you want to join us? This burger is just heaven on a sesame seed bun.
      Mac: Well, maybe next time. I've already had, uh, heaven on a bun for lunch.

    • Ellie: Tyler is so lucky. He gets to do whatever he wants in college.
      Jo: You know, college is not that easy. Giant textbooks and really hard tests.
      Ellie: Tons of hot guys.
      Jo: What exactly do you know about hot guys? Don't you make me have to interrogate you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Maïté Schwartz, who plays Allison Scott, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Room Service and in the CSI: Miami one Raging Cannibal.

      Paul James, who plays Craig Anderson, also appears in the was in the CSI: Miami episode Ambush.

      Chad Todhunter, who plays Reuben Lewis, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode By The Book.

    • Jo's daughter Ellie was originally written as an 11 year old boy named Elliot.

    • Music Featured:
      My Tender by Alamein (Played during the autopsy scene).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 29, 2010 on CTV.
      Norway: December 22, 2010 on TVNorge.
      Turkey: February 7, 2011 on CNBC-e.
      United Kingdom: February 12, 2011 on Five/Five HD.
      Sweden: February 21, 2011 on Kanal 5.
      Spain: April 5, 2011 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: April 6, 2011 on AXN.
      Slovakia: October 11, 2011 on JOJ.
      Germany: October 31, 2011 on Vox.
      Finland: April 25, 2012 on MTV3.