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Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Detective Stella Bonasera
Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Dr. Evan Zao
Goof: The CSI team used the footprint on the bear to find the murderer, but in real life this would not have been usable evidence. There were traces of lye all over the floor, and it was Grand Central at rush hour. Any defense attorney would argue that anyone there could have stepped in the lye and on the bear, and that it could not be used to incriminate his/her client, due to the fact it only proves they were one of the thousand's of people there, not the murderer.
Goof: While Sheldon and Mac are processing the crime scene, there is an announcement over the PA of the boarding of the Metroliner train. The Metroliner never arrived/departed from Grand Central, but from Penn Station.
Goof: When Aiden places her badge on Mac's desk, she walks out of his office after a short talk; then the camera cuts back to Mac standing behind his desk, but Aiden's badge is gone. It does not show Mac picking up the badge.
Dr. Hawkes has five years of experience in the E.R
The scene where Hawkes is trying to save a patient but loses it begins the backstory for episode 56 (Season 3, Episode 9) And Here's To You, Mrs. Azrael.
That scene was used to end the teaser for the episode.
Goof: Stella asks Aiden about the Regina BOWEN rape case, but just one episode before, when Aiden picks up the old evidence, the victim's name is given as Regina MOORE.
Goof: In the photo shots of Evelyn Danner when the CSI team is first documenting her death, the corpse's mouth is alternately open and closed.
Goof: Lye is strong and usually would be handled by a HAZMAT team.
When the victim is arrested in the ambulance, Hawkes asked for intubation and the paramedic began the procedure but did not finish it.
Goof: When the man from the Braille Institute reads the Braille letter out loud, he is not reading the real text of the letter.
The shots of the reader's fingers repeatedly show him reading the first line of the body of the letter, rather than reading through the lines of the letter.
We learn that Aiden did not tamper with the evidence although she wanted to. But Mac fired her because she broke the evidence seal and therefore to ensure that she would never have the chance to do it again.
Mac: (To Dr. Thatcher who is being accused of throwing lye) We know from your shoes that that's a lie. L-I-E.
Hawkes: Did you know rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez's ass is insured for one billion dollars?
Mac: Excuse me?
Hawkes: Five hundred million a cheek.
Danny: Come on, Zach, you're kidding me, right? The SEM doesn't take this long to cook up skate dusts.
Zach: It's working as fast as it can. You don't want this thing busting down, alright? Mac will have my ass.
Danny: So hard to find good help.
Donald Scott: (showing an ID card with an old photo) Which Donald Scott do you think is handsomer?
Flack: Do I have to answer that question?
Hawkes: Vanity - one of the seven deadly sins.
Zach: Okay, I'm gonna start charging you guys for this forensic valet service.
(Hawkes and Flack don't find it funny)
Aiden: Mac! Do you have a second?
Mac: Yeah, for you, I have ten seconds.
(Hawkes is processing a teddy bear named Franklin)
Mac: So Franklin tell you anything or did he lawyer up?
Dr. Thatcher: Plastic surgery isn't an exact science. We try to make people into swans, but you can't always fix an ugly duckling.
Det. Scagnetti: I just spoke to Mr. and Mrs. Butterball over there. They don't know anything.
Mac: You ready to search for the Holy Grail?
(Hawkes stops and gives a puzzled look at Mac)
Mac: You gotta have a container of some sort if you're gonna throw lye in someone's face.
Hawkes: You know, the Holy Grail is considered...
Mac: Yeah, yeah, I know, I read The Da Vinci Code too.
Mac: This folder...
(puts the Regina Moore case file on his desk)
Mac: ...will stay right here on my desk until we catch this guy.
Mac: Aiden...you're fired.
Flack: We got some whackadoo running around throwing acid in people's faces?
Mac: Not acid-- lye.
Flack: All right. Well,I'll start with the nuts in this city and work my way up!
Stella: Hey Danny, come here.
Danny: Which one of those trees need Viagra?
Mac: There are three things that I'll protect at any cost. The honor of this country, the safety of this city, and the integrity of this lab.
Mac: (to Dr. Thatcher) We checked your record, it's clean, but your partner's record has more flags than the UN building.
Mac: A crime in a crowd. Two thousand eyes, not one witness.
Stella: I didn't know Evelyn, but I have to give her credit for one thing. For not being able to see, she was able to see right through you.
Mac: You on a break?
Hawkes: I'm just taking five minutes to eat. That's okay, isn't it?
Mac: Eating is frowned upon, Hawkes.
(Hawkes starts putting his food away)
Mac: Hey, I'm kidding. Relax!
Danny: Give us a call if you remember the name.
Ira Feinstein: Of course. And you know who to call if you need a cuddle.
Danny: I don't cuddle.
(Det. Scagnetti walks in with a pink bag)
Danny: Ooh, Detective Prada! That's a nice bag, matches your shoes perfectly.
Det. Scagnetti: (sarcastically) You're a funny guy, Messer.
Mac: It never ceases to amaze me how men of higher education can commit such stupid crimes.
German episode title: Kunstfehler, meaning Malpractice.
Franch episode title: Un Mort Dans La Foule, meaning A Dead in the Crowd.
New York Girls by Morningwood.
Dance to the Underground (the DFA version) by Radio 4.
Dawn by Night Traffic.
9x9 by The Benevento Russo Duo.
Open the Jowls by Tipper.
Get Right by J-Lo.
In the original script for Grand Murder at Central Station the producers wanted Aiden to pull out a letter of resignation from her breast pocket but later decided that it would take away the impact of the speech detective Taylor gives Aiden.
The producers and writers had planned to shoot the episode at Grand Central Station. This couldn't be done due to the London bombings.
A Grand Central Station set was built for the episode.
This episode was to be originally aired Sept. 28, but was pushed back because of the postponement of the C.S.I: NY season premiere Summer in the City.
Hawkes: Bless you, J.Lo!
Allusion to Jennifer Lopez, popularly nicknamed J.Lo.
Mac: I read it too.
Hawkes refers to The Da Vinci Code, a popular novel written by Dan Brown. The book is a fictional novel based on theories of the Holy Grail. The writers of this episode cleverly didn't give away the ending or even plot of the book.
Stella: (interrupting a group of guys playing street hockey) I hate to break up the next Miracle On Ice, but we're looking for Steve Sampras. The expression Miracle On Ice refers to the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, where the American men's hockey team won gold by defeating the highly-favored Soviets. The day before the game between the Americans and the Soviets, sports columnist Dave Anderson said that the Soviets would win gold for the sixth time in a row unless the Americans performed a miracle. Ironically, CSI: NY co-star Eddie Cahill starred in the 2004 movie Miracle which chronicles this story.
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