Detective Mack 'Mac' Taylor
Detective Stella Bonasera
Dr. Sid Hammerback
Trivia: The 'Carolyn' referred to in connection to a previous human trafficking case is Carolyn Williams, who was arrested for her recruitment of girls in the 5x14 episode She's Not There.
Goof: While at the scene of the truck accident, Flack mentions the truck is from a leasing firm out of Charlottesville, North Carolina. There is no Charlottesville, North Carolina. There's a Charlotte, NC, and a Charlottesville, Virginia.
The scene where Mac and Ray first meet was shot at Battery Park World War II Memorial in lower Manhattan, NYC.
The episode title Hammer Down is trucker slang for fast speed driving.
Goof: The bridge has fluid traffic in the aerial view and the accident can only be seen when the camera zooms in.
Goof: The body in the drum is in a different position when Flack finds it than when Hawkes is taking pictures of it. Also, as Hawkes is taking the pictures, the girl's bangs are styled differently from take to take.
The prints in Casey Steele's trucks trace back to 28 different girls.
Ray Langston's father fought in the Korean war.
A lung or a kidney can sell for a $100,00 on the black market.
Why would Casey Steele switch on Joseph Winston's cell phone if he used his own for the 'business' calls? He could have perfectly assumed that such action could be traceable.
It is highly unlikely that Ray Langston finds a working motorbike in the wrecker's yard.
Stella: So this is a traffic accident. And we're here because...?
Flack: Not gonna call you all the way out here for a 10-99. I got my Mac on this morning.
Stella: Oh, is that anything like spidey senses?
Flack: Way more powerful.
(After having found a girl's body inside a drum being transported in a truck)
Stella: Looks like this is the end of the road for her.
Mac: And the beginning for us.
Lindsay: What are you thinking?
Danny: (Looking at a stained Hawaiian shaped doll on the dashboard) Besides the fact that you and I have never had a honeymoon, I'm thinking that might be blood.
Lindsay: There's nothing to indicate that she didn't survive the crash.
Danny: I'd call that lucky.
Mac: Not if she's still with the driver.
Sid: Turns out, I wasn't the first person to cut into this girl.
Mac: You found evidence of sharp force trauma?
Sid: That's your C.O.D. Exsanguination due to surgical transection of all major blood vessels supplying the liver.
Stella: You're saying someone removed her liver?
Sid: That's right.
Joseph Winston: (About Casey Steele) He's an animal. God help the woman that's with him.
Adam: I found evidence of more than one woman in that sleeper.
Mac: How many?
Adam: A lot.
Stella: What else do we know about these perps?
Ray: Targets are always young women between the ages of 19 and 25. They're highly organized, they're well financed. They lure these women into... prostitution, black-market surrogacy, use them as human-trafficking pawns, you name it.
Stella: And now harvesting bodies for organs.
Ray: I have chased one victim from Vegas to Miami, only to find her dead. When Madeline Briggs's mother reported her missing, she asked for my help, so I'm not going home until I find her daughter.
Mac: And when can I expect you?
Ray: I'm on the first thing smokin'.
Mac: Our informant is a cell mate of a suspect we convicted six months ago in connection with a human trafficking ring here in New York city.
Ray: A little cell mate chitchat, and a convict looking to make a deal... that's hard to trust.
Mac: True, but right now, we're standing here with nothing. And I kind of got the impression you weren't here to sightsee.
Dora Lawson: 'Human cargo', that's how Carolyn described it. Young women get moved from one state to another, truck stop to truck stop. Different drivers, different destinations. A 24/7 operation, mostly travelling at night. Pretty impressive enterprise, if you ask me. I always thought an 18-wheeler advertising fresh produce was really carrying vegetables.
Mac: How many do they transport? One, two, more?
Dora Lawson: Doesn't matter. These guys make more money transporting one girl than they do hauling apples across the interstate in a year.
Ray: What happens to them?
Dora Lawson: Everything. Sex slaves, surrogates, organ donors... and if they survive the surgery, it starts all over. And it's the truck driver's job to keep the payload... the girls alive and healthy. They don't get paid if the cargo arrives dead.
Ray: The more use you get out of one girl, the more money you make.
Mac: That means Madeline could still be alive.
Dora Lawson: Unless she's trouble. That's when they become body parts, scattered from coast to coast.
Ray: I have to make a very difficult phone call to Madeline Briggs' mother who's probably pacing up and down and checking voice messages, wondering what the hell I've discovered, if I've found her daughter.
Mac: A case when 'no news is good news' is no consolation.
Ray: You have kids?
Ray: Me neither. I suppose we both spared ourselves the stress of this nightmare.
Mac: I don't know you well Ray, but you don't look so stress-free to me.
Ray: It never gets easier, does it?
Mac: No. I've told parents about their dead or missing kids more times than I can count. Hell, the first time, was one time too many. One day, a woman whispers 'thank you' to me through her tears. And I realized that she just needed to know that there was somebody doing everything they could for her child. And that's what you're doing, Ray. And that's worth a phone call.
(About the way he gets the organs)
Dr. Fuller: I make a phone call.
Flack: Every time to the same number?
Dr. Fuller: Yes. Again. Same number every time. I tell them what I need. I don't know how or who does it. A cooler is left for me at the clinic.
Flack: Okay so what's the going rate for a liver, Dr. Fuller?
Dr. Fuller: Depends.
Hawkes: Depends on whether your patients are desperate or not? The closer they are to death the more they'll pay, or is it the more you'll charge?
Dr. Fuller: I don't set the price.
Hawkes: No, only for yourself, right? So tell me, doctor, how much do you get paid for turning a blind eye to the Hippocratic Oath?
Hawkes: (To Dr. Fuller) The liver you transplanted today belonged to a healthy young woman who died to fill your pockets. Her name... Debbie Menzel. And there are dozens more just like her. Their organs are being harvested in motel bathrooms and makeshift operating rooms. Young girls who are butchered and dumped on the side of the road. And you agreed to the oath, doctor, the covenant. 'I will keep them from harm and injustice'. Do you remember saying those words? You stupid, greedy son of a bitch.
Lindsay: Unfortunately, the demand is there. If it's not forced surrogacy, it's prostitution, body parts, blood, eggs, hair, even bone marrow has a price. A lung or a kidney can sell for $100,000 on the black market.
Ray: Did you know that the oldest projectile fired from a weapon was recorded in the IV century in Japan? It was fired from a very crude handheld cannon that you lit with a wick. Its sole purpose was for taking life. Seems that after 1,700 years of evolution... we haven't come very far, have we?
Ray: Remember, we have an innocent in the mix. (Holds picture up) One female, Madeline Briggs.
Flack: If this goes bad, she's a hostage. If it goes worse, she's collateral. That means everyone stays hot, unless he decides to use her.
Ray: Where's Madeline? Where is she?
Casey Steele: She's gone.
Ray: What do you mean, she's gone?
Casey Steele: Poof.
Ray: It's still not too late to make a deal.
Casey Steele: Oh, is that right?
Ray: That's right. I give you my word I'll do everything in my power to make sure everyone involved in this knows that you cooperated with us.
Casey Steele: That kind of advertisement will put me in the morgue.
Casey Steele: If you two gentlemen don't have any more questions for me, I think I'd like to go to jail now.
Ray: (Slamming file down) Take a look. Where are they?
Casey Steele: You don't seriously expect me to remember them all, do you?
Ray: I said, take another look!
Casey Steele: I think that one's in Salt Lake City. And Denver.
The episodes of the trilogy, Bone Voyage of CSI: Miami, Hammer Down of CSI: NY and The Lost Girls of C.S.I. aired on the same night in Slovakia, all of them out of the production and network schedule. The episode of CSI: Miami was postponed for half a year, the episode of CSI:NY was aired before the official premiere of season 6 and the one of the C.S.I. was also aired before the official premiere of season 10.
Original International Air Dates:
Australia: November 19, 2009 on Channel 9.
The Netherlands: March 1, 2010 on RTL4.
Czech Republic: April 10, 2010 on AXN.
Turkey: April 12, 2010 on CNBC-e.
Spain: April 20, 2010 on AXN.
New Zealand: July 3, 2010 on TV3.
Norway: August 24, 2010 on TVNorge.
Slovakia: September 1, 2010 on JOJ.
Germany: November 23, 2010 on RTL.
Finland: March 2, 2011 on MTV3.
Highway Star by Deep Purple.
Keep the Streets Empty for Me by Fever Ray.
Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven.
As of this episode, Laurence Fishburne is the second actor to play the same character on all 3 CSI shows. The first was David Caruso who achieved that feat in the CSI: NY episode, Felony Night. Amanda MacDonald, in her role of Madeline Briggs, appears in all three episodes of the crossover, making her the first actress to play the same character on all 3 CSI shows.
Wes Ramsey, who plays Dave Benton, is a recurrent role in CSI: Miami. Jeffrey D Sams, who plays Joseph Winston, was a recurrent role in C.S.I. as Detective Cyrus Lockwood, who was last seen in the episode Inside the Box.
Michael Massee, who plays Casey Steele, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Crime After Crime.
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