Detective Mack 'Mac' Taylor
Detective Stella Bonasera
Dr. Sid Hammerback
It's a surprise that Mac and Stella allowed Talmadge to be convicted just on his confession alone. In Wasted, despite Paul Richmond's confession and turning in of the murder weapon, Stella refused to close the case without looking at the evidence first. And in Til Death Do We Part, Connor Mulcahy also claimed he killed someone but Stella didn't believe him until checking out the evidence.
The Ghost Riders depicted in the episode are actually called Ghost Bikes. New York City Street Memorial Project is the group that builds and maintains them. Currently, there are 35 among all 5 boroughs.
Goof: Danny and Lindsay's baby girl is clearly not a newborn but a baby or around 1-2 months old.
Goof: Even though Maris Donovan death occurred two years ago, Stella shows Mac a photo of the dead girl on a digital camera in one of the flashbacks, and the screen reads 2009/3/25, which would make it two years into the future.
Goof: Danny is not wearing his glasses in the flashbacks seen in this episode that took place 2 years ago. He started wearing contacts at the begining of season 5, until then he always wore glasses.
Everyone insists that Mac never takes a day off; however he actually took 10 days off at the end of Season three final 3x24 Snow Day when he went to London with Peyton, as Adam points out.
This episode features the first child born in the CSI franchise history since Danny and Lindsay's baby girl is welcome to the world. Her name is still not revealed yet (Danny's choice is Lucy, Lindsay's is Lydia) and Mac accepts to be her godfather.
Mac: I was wondering if we could talk.
Talmadge Neville: Why?
Mac: Because you just spent 18 months in prison for a crime you didn't commit.
Lindsay: Go get a set of keys to a car, any car. Meet me in the garage in five minutes. My water just broke.
(Adam's jaw drops)
Lindsay: I'm about to go into labor and you are taking me to the hospital. Go!
Adam: Yeah, wrong way, sorry, j... just relax. Everything's going to be okay.
Danny: (Leaving a message in Lindsay's voicemail as he heads to the hospital) Baby, it's me. We're close, okay? Hold on till I get there, okay? I don't want to miss this. I love you. I love you, okay?
Flack: Here you are digging up a closed case.
Mac: Our lab didn't analyze the evidence collected at the scene because at the time Neville took full responsibility.
Flack: Well, makes sense. He was driving the car.
Mac: Maybe not.
Flack: (To Mac) You were that kid in school who did all the extra credit projects, weren't you? You made all the rest of us look bad.
Talmadge Neville: Why would I lie? What would I gain? I am now and forever an ex-con. Unemployable, unreliable, unworthy. It doesn't sound like something a man chooses if he's got an ounce of common sense.
Lindsay: Do they really think that I'm just going to walk this baby right out of me? Why can't I be one of those women who just sneezes and before you can say, 'God bless you', she's had the baby?
Stella: Think of what you'd miss out on. Reminding your child of all those long, painful hours of labor that you endured to bring them into this world.
Lindsay: I guess I could get some mileage out of that.
Lindsay: (About her daughter) She'll come home, she'll scream that she hates me, then in rebellion she'll get some part of her body pierced that's inappropriate. And she'll get an infection, and she'll wind up on antibiotics which we find out 12 years later they cause an eating disorder and pretty soon I'm in therapy trying to save my whole family.
Lindsay: What if some people just aren't cut out to be parents?
Stella: Well, the fact that you already thought about all this, tells me that you're gonna do just fine, Linds.
Lindsay: I'm losing it, huh?
Katharine Donovan: Everybody keeps saying it was an accident. Just doesn't feel like that on this side of the glass. Oh, that man was stupid and reckless. In one split second, he took my daughter's life. And he has to live with that. Unfortunately, so do I.
Sid: You working on your day off?
Mac: Why is it that everyone is so concerned with what I do on my day off?
Sid: Are you kidding? I mean, come on, you never take a day off.
(About Maris Donovan's autopsy report)
Sid: Strange. Yours is the second request for this particular case this week. That rarely happens for one this old.
Mac: Who made the first request?
Sid: Usually, it includes a name, but this says: Confidential.
Stella: (To Dr. Karita Neville) I'm in awe of your unwavering commitment to the lie. Can't imagine what it was like to watch your father cuffed and later locked up, knowing the whole time that it should have been you.
Stella: Was there a moment that you ever felt guilty?
Dr. Karita Neville: The debt has been paid.
Stella: No, Dr. Neville. No debt is paid when the wrong person is convicted.
Adam: Hey, how's Lindsay?
Hawkes: 7 hours counting.
Adam: She dilated past one centimeter yet?
Hawkes: That's kind of a personal question, Adam.
Adam: Oh, sorry. I... I just have 18 hours and 15 minutes in the
hours of labor office pool. 600 bucks on the line, yo.
Hawkes: Those bikes are all over the city. They're in memory of people who lost their lives in bike accidents. They're called ghost riders.
Ronny Desoto: Let's just say I'm a guy with a specific skill set. And I got the constitution to commit acts that other people don't have the courage to.
Stella: You're a hit man.
Ronny Desoto: I'm not familiar with that term.
Flack: Sorry, contract killer. Is that what you prefer to put on your business cards?
Ronny Desoto: No women, no children.
Flack: A hit man with a code of ethics how noble.
Ronny Desoto: (About Katharine Donovan) Hey, look, I didn't come in here for a pat on the back, Detective. This woman's desperate. I get the feeling, with or without me, she's gonna get this done.
Mac: (To Katharine Donovan I lost my wife on 9/11. Some days... it seems like it
was so long ago. Others... like it was just yesterday. I wish I could promise that you'd stop missing Maris, hearing her voice or imagining she'll be there when you get home, but... I can't.
Flack: Dano, Dano, how's Lindsay doing? (..) You gotta be kidding me. Is that her I hear screaming in the background? (...) Yeah, yeah, all right. All right, daddy. I'll talk to you later. Take care, bud, bye.
Hawkes: Do you guys have a name?
Flack: Guess that's a no.
Danny: Mac, we did agree on one thing.
Lindsay: We were hoping that you would consider being the godfather.
Mac: Absolutely. Yes.
Adam: Made him an offer that he can't refuse!
Flack: That ain't no godfather, that's code word for diaper change.
Mac: (Holding the baby) Wow, wow... do I get to spoil her?
Hawkes: I think Danny's got that covered.
Mac: (To Lindsay after she gives birth) How are you holding up?
Lindsay: I'm great, but she is gonna be an only child because I'm never doing that again.
Stella: (Holding the baby) Oh Danny, I hate to admit it but she looks just like you.
Danny: Yes, that's right. She is a knockout.
Danny: What if she has twins, Adam? I mean, I've heard stories about people being completely surprised, and you've seen Lindsay, right? I mean she's huge.
Danny: She knows it.
Adam: Relax. You got the ultrasound, it's not twins, alright? You are gonna be ok?
Danny: No, no I'm not. I'm like... going into cardiac arrest while she is giving birth.
(Stella and Lindsay are walking down the hall to help the labor).
Lindsay: I'm kinda scared, Stella.
Stella: That's normal Lindsay. Just remember you're healthy and strong. You and Danny went through all the courses.
(Stella thinks Lindsay is talking about the birth of the baby).
Lindsay: No I don't mean about having a baby, I mean being a mom. What if I stink at it?
Original International Airdates:
Turkey: June 22, 2009 on CNBC-e.
Spain: June 30, 2009 on AXN.
Brazil: July 9, 2009 on AXN.
Czech Republic: August 5, 2009 on AXN.
The Netherlands: November 16, 2009 on RTL4.
Norway: November 18, 2009 on TVNorge.
Sweden: January 4, 2010 on Kanal 5.
Germany: February 22, 2010 on Vox.
Slovakia: June 21, 2010 on JOJ.
Finland: July 14, 2010 on MTV3.
CBS had Greater Good episode up in full length on their site hours before its tv airing.
CBS had a section on its site where such promos were available as well.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who plays Dr. Karita Neville, has also appeared in the CSI: Miami episode Internal Affairs.
Talmadge Neville: I just spent 18 months in Rikers.
Rikers is New York City's jail and takes its name from the island on which it is settled between Queens and Bronx boroughs.
Dr. Karita Neville: He lost that Super Bowl bet.
The Super Bowl is the NFL (National Football League) final and it gets the highest television ratings of the year.
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