Season 3 Episode 16

Heart of Glass

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: As Peyton is examining the body and reporting her findings to Danny at the beginning of the episode, Mac picks up a credit card he deducts was used to open the door, but he isn't wearing gloves; this would compromise the evidence even if by holding it by the edges he preserved the prints.

    • It is implied that everyone (except, most likely, Lindsay) knows about Mac's relationship with Peyton now. Danny finds out in this episode, and Mac tells him that he's the last one to find out.

    • Capgras Syndrome got it's name after Joseph Capgras (1873-1950).

      The disorder causes people who suffer from it not to remember who they are.

    • Goof: When Hawkes is working with the CD fragment, he identifies it as being from the 3rd track. CDs are written from the center out, so a fragment from the edge would be from the final track.

    • When Danny is testing the ventilation duct to see if it is electrically live, he touches it twice with the front of his fingers, and then once with the back of his fingers. If an object is suspected to be live, you should always touch it with the back of your fingers so that they pull away if it is. Danny must have known this based on his last touch, but didn't do this initially.

    • The chances are that Stella does not have HIV, as the virus dies a couple of seconds after death.

  • Quotes

    • Angell: So she break into the apartment, sets up a romantic evening...
      Danny: ...dies

    • Flack: Suspect is five foot five, blonde hair, medium build.
      Mac: That's not a very threatening description. Was she carrying a sledgehammer?

    • Mac: A victim in financial ruin, health failing . . . people take their own lives over less than that all the time.

    • Danny: (trying to get Peyton to scan a woman to see if she was shot) Just trust me, okay? You and Mac will be telling your grandchildren about this some day.
      (Peyton gives him a look.)

    • Flack: Music mogul, signs every hot young artist with half a voice.

    • Angell: Did it sound like it came from the apartment across the hall?
      Neighbor: I assumed it didn't.
      Danny: Why would you assume that?
      Neighbor: Because I knew my neighbor is out of town. He's in Boston.
      Danny: So you know D.J. Melvoy?
      Neighbor: No.
      Angell: But you just said you knew he was in Boston.
      Neighbor: No. I said my neighbor is in Boston.
      Danny: Yeah, D.J. Melvoy.
      Neighbor: No.
      Danny: Whoa, whoa, who's on first here, huh?

    • Mac: So how does Diane Langston get electrocuted? Does that make it an accident?
      (Peyton Driscoll gives him a look)
      Mac: That's my job, not yours. Got it.

    • Peyton: She died of a broken heart.
      Mac: Are you going to write that in the autopsy report?
      Peyton: It's called cardiomyopathy.

    • Mac: My dinner date dumped me for a dead body.

    • Danny: So she comes in, drinks some champagne and takes a bath.
      Peyton: Just like the fairy tale.
      Mac: Only this Goldilocks isn't sleeping; she's dead.

    • Hawkes: (Looking at Stella's hands) Stella, you're bleeding!
      Stella: Don't touch me! Hawkes, don't touch me.

  • Notes

    • Ashley Gable is the wife of C.S.I. New York researcher and writer Noah Nelson and the daughter-in-law of recurring actor Craig T. Nelson who portayed newspaper magnate Robert Dunbrook in the fifth season.

    • French episode title: Coeur de Verre, meaning Heart of Glass.

    • Ashley Jones, who plays Kennedy Gable, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Lover's Lanes.

    • Despite featured in the opening credits, Anna Belknap (Lindsay Monroe) does not appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Turkey: Monday, June 11, 2007 on CNBC-e.
      Norway: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 on TVNorge.
      Germany: Monday, January 7, 2008 on VOX.
      Finland: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 on MTV3.
      The Czech Republic: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 on TV Nova.

    • Viewers will get to help the executive producers decide where the storyline for Stella will go next by logging on to the CBS website.

    • Music Featured:
      Just in Time by Stacey K. Black.

  • Allusions

    • Mac: Only this Goldilocks isn't sleeping; she's dead.

      Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a notable children's bedtime story.

    • Danny: Whoa, who's on first here, huh?

      Danny and Det. Angell are inquiring a neighbor about the tenant of the apartment where the woman died, and there's a confusion about that person's identity. Each answer the neighbor gives gets the detectives more confused, until Danny alludes to "Who's on first?", a comedy routine around baseball players with double-meaning names that was made famous by Abbott and Costello, and has been mentioned in a number of shows and movies, like Rainman, in which Dustin Hoffman's autistic character repeats it everytime he gets nervous.

    • Episode title: Heart of Glass.

      The title alludes to the saying: heart of gold. A person with a heart of gold is one that gives, forgives, and loves.

    • Flack: You're gonna have to explain this to me like I'm a five-year-old, because I don't get it.

      Denzel Washington's lawyer character says the same thing -- repeatedly -- in the 1993 movie Philadelphia. Also the movie and this episode both have storylines involving AIDS.

    • Episode Title: Heart of Glass.

      Heart of Glass was a hit song of Blondie in 1979.