Season 5 Episode 6


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When three men are found to have been murdered at the same time, Mac realizes that the three men are defendants in an old case of his. As the team processes the evidence, new information comes to light.

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  • When 3 men all die at the same time, we soon learn that they are all connected to each other

    In this episode of CSI New York the following happens. The team deal with 3 separate murders which all take place in the same night. Adam gets a letter which tells him that after one month he will no longer have a job at the lab. When he tells Mac it becomes obvious that Mac had no idea that it was going on. The ME informs Mac that all three victims had drugs in their systems when they died. When their identities are announced, Mac tells the ME that he knows all three of the victims; they were due to all go on trail together, for murder. After tests are run on the guns and the bullets we learn that each victim was killed with the same guns which were used to kill the man who they are all on trial for murdering. One of the witnesses was attacked a few days before she was due to give evidence. Her 3 brothers have now become prime suspects in the murders. But then prints found at one of the crime scenes leads the team to believe that the 3 killers are actually the 3 lawyers. They decided to kill their clients after one of them seen what they did to the witness. None of the lawyers admit to the murders, but one of them lets Mac know that he is going to work the system and that he is going to get off.moreless
  • Mac and the team investigate the murders of three men who had ties to a case Mac worked on approximately one year ago. Also, Mac does his best to fight for Adam who's job is in jeopardy due to Chief Sinclair's proposed budget cuts.moreless

    This episode is quite good. A dramatic improvment over the previous episode, for sure. The story surrounding the three dead suspects is very well done. The writers in all the shows in the "CSI" franchise know how to keep the viewer hooked until the end and make the viewer enjoy the ride. Gary Sinise once again delievers a top notch performance. One flaw of this episode is Stella stepping out of character trying to convince Mac to allow the department to lay off Adam so new equipment can be purchased for the lab. That is very unlike Stella. Very odd.moreless
  • it was a knee jerking episode. you think one thing is gonna happen, and then it doesn't but the writers still make you cringe and give you someone to hate. it was such a good episode.moreless

    How amazing was this episode? i love this team. how selfless they are for each other.. and i really really hate mac's boss.. cutting corners.. cutting the darn budget.. probably to pay for his new jaguar. geez. i was really scared about adam, but i think it will work out, things always do. esp. in tv land. regarding the case, i dunno if it was a second part from another episode or not, but it seemed familar. and the part about flack and hawkes in the apartment.

    flack: the neighbours know him as scooby.

    mac: scooby?

    hawkes: doobie doo.

    the men who died were stupid. but flack and hawkes are soo funny. we even got good lindsay and angel moments but it did focus a lot on the guys and stella. i was surprised how the promo played that fight between stella and mac and how it looked so bad and how mac comes through for his team. just made me love him much more..

    anyone looking for a ... devilishly hot lab tech? lol adam.. you are devilishly hot.. and you know it. tee heee. btw, stella was right.. mom did say you should always wear clean underwear.

    lindsay- "is everyone running around wearing dirty underwear?" lol. too funny. such a good episode!moreless
  • Talk about a great show. It had a lot of angles and all tied together. Not only that but we actually got to see all of the cast play during the entire show (unlike last week).moreless

    Mac: Was great. It goes to show you not only what a good boss he is, but he actually cares about the victims of crimes. It takes a lot of guts to yell at the Chief of Detectives and basically get a way with it. Also the way he did everything he could to keep the witness from testifing.

    Stella: Love the head-to-head fights with Mac. It really brings her out. Even though after the conversation my response was "fire her instead". But she turned it around at the end by having everyone give up thier vacatations for adam.

    Danny: Great as always. Love his smart a$$ comments. Love it when he is interrogating the suspects both on the playground (swing) and at the station house.

    Lindsey: Did you all see the baby bump. They tried to hide it by doing wide shots and would only shoot her when she was facing the camera directly, but if you look losely when Stella and her are on the street and she hikes up her legs you can see it. There were others, but that is when I first caught it. Three more epsidoes before the big annoucement.

    Doc: Great as ever. It is good to see him get more screen time.

    Adam: Do Not Fire Him!!!!!. It was cute when he went to Mac asking about all of his little quirks. It broke my heart when he was in the locker room and he touched his name plate. But he is not going anywhere just quite yet.

    Sid: 3 bodies for the price of one. Yes, he loves it.

    Flack/Angel: Need more scenes together. But I'm glad that Angel is back.moreless
  • Amazing!

    * The case: really surprising! The moment I saw the brothers I really thought that they were the murderers!! Really good one! I loved Mac, Flack and Danny interrogating the lawyers at the end.

    * Adam: I loved the little speech he gives to Mac asking him if it was because of the dancing or his weird sounds...My heart broke a little when I saw him listenning to Mac and Stella argument. They are a great team and they just proved it again here, all of them giving their vacation days for him. *Danny: OMG! When he arrives at the park: converse, dark jeans, green shirt, leather jacket...*drools*...He seemed really tired at the beginning but he was so cute sitting in the swing later...

    *Lindsay: Really funny and I'm really happy she is in the field again!

    *Flack and his funny sentences...great as always.

    *Stella: I hated her a little when she prefered the robots to Adam but then she fixed it.

    *Mac: He is a great boss, fighting for his team and for a promise he made.

    *Hawkes: Looks like San Francisco is closed in January?? LOL!! that was great! He was really smart as always.

    *Sid: doing 3 autopsies at the same time...He definitely rocksmoreless
Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack 'Mac' Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Joshua Levine

Joshua Levine

Luther Stockton

Guest Star

Anthony Nacarato

Anthony Nacarato

Michael Jones

Guest Star

Bryan Clark

Bryan Clark

Duckens LaBranche

Guest Star

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Detective Jessica Angell

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Flack asks Mac what he would do if it was his sister, Mac takes a long and intriguing pause, ambiguous emotions playing in his face, and he refrains his initial answer to finally reply I'd kill 'em.

      This is interesting since it is the second time this season in which he is asked the same question and never answered it (Adam asked the same thing in 5x01 Veritas. We know nothing about Mac's family, but we are getting some hints that there could be something interesting to learn about.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Flack: Your apartment belongs to a Michael Jones. This, however, is not Michael Jones. The neighbors know him only as Scooby.
      Mac: Scooby.
      Hawkes: Dooby Doo.
      Mac: So where's Michael Jones?
      Flack: Probably up at the haunted house pulling the mask off of old man Withers.

    • Petrix: I'll give you the cheap-suit discount.
      (Flack snaps and shoves him off the swing)

    • Mac: You're a good friend, Stella Bonasera.
      Stella: And don't you forget that.

    • Mac: (To Adam) You're not going anywhere; I'll take care of this. Go back to work.

    • Petrix: Well then I'd have to thank the murder, police and the cleaning crew. Was always nice enough to clean up after we do what we gotta do.
      Danny: Just a matter of time before you're mopping up the floors at Rikers, Petrix.

    • Danny: What's the deal with your funny money?
      Hawkes: The value of the fake dollar just went up.

    • Jake Donovan: You'll have to excuse the mess, we just had the place fumigated. (spots a cockroach and squashes it with his briefcase) Clearly, they did a bang up job. But uh, I guess it's just as well, we come from the same species right? What, you don't like lawyer jokes?
      Mac: I don't like lawyers.

    • Hawkes: Looks like he had money to burn. Marijuana joints were rolled with one of the board game bills.
      Mac: Only there's no board game.

    • Adam: (rapidly) Was it, um, the paper airplanes? Or-or the-the dancing? It was the dancing wasn't it? I mean I don't-I don't have to dance. And look I know I say "what-what" and I'll definitely look at the number of times that I say it but you just need to tell me boss what I need to do and what I don't need to do and I'll do it or I won't do it but you know 'cause this-
      Mac: Adam, Adam. Take a breath.

    • Jake Donovan: Is this how you always try to get information out of somebody?
      Mac: No. Usually I'm a lot less charming.

    • Adam: (looking at evidence bag of broken glass) Uh, how many more do you got of these?
      Danny: Just five...large boxes.
      Adam: Awesome. Just out of curiosity, what are you gonna be doing during this?
      Danny: (pulls out two evidence bags containing guns, one after another) Bang. Bang.
      Adam: I never get to play with guns.

    • Adam: You don't happen to know anyone that's looking for a dedicated yet quirky yet devastatingly handsome lab geek do ya?

    • Lindsay: I've had some bad sex but nothing that would warrant killing the guy.

    • Danny: So the night's not a total bust. But I still have to deal with this (looks at many broken bottles and glasses all over the floor). Perp's DNA and fingerprints could be right in front of us.
      Angell: It's moments like this that I love that I'm not a lab rat.

    • Danny: Pill popping whack job split with the murder weapon.
      Angell: How do you know the person who has it pops pills?
      Danny: How do you know he doesn't?
      Angell: Because he is a she (holds up gun in an evidence bag) and I am clean as a whistle. Who's got it on me?
      (hands gun in bag to Danny)
      Danny: Nobody.

    • Stella: This is precisely why your mother tells you to wear clean underwear.
      Lindsay: Why does anybody need their mother to tell them that? Is everybody running around wearing dirty underwear?

  • NOTES (5)


    • Angell: You mean Sonny Corleone.

      Santino Sonny Corleone is a character from Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, which was adapted to film in 1972. Sonny Corleone gets murdered by several men of another mob boss, who repeatedly shoot at him using Tommy Guns.

    • Flack: The neighbours know him as Scooby.
      Mac: Scooby?
      Hawkes: Doobie Doo.

      Scooby Doo was a long-running American cartoon series produced for Saturday morning television in several different versions from 1969 to the present. "Doobie" is also a street name for the drug Marijuana.