Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.
Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Detective Stella Bonasera
Dr. Sid Hammerback
Danny and Mac investigate the death of a Marine; in reality, this case would have been investigated by the NCIS (Naval Crime Investigative Service) team.
Goof: While Mac and Sid examine the marine's body - the chest moves! The dead guy is actually breathing!
The ship used in the episode was The Intrepid. Gary Sinise wanted Fleet Week to be depicted on the show because of Mac Taylor's war service.
Aiden is identified using facial reconstruction something that according to Season 1 Episode 3 American Dreamers she loves doing!
Goof: The sign at Central Park says there will be a display by the Marines. However, the music that plays before the discovery of the body is The Army Goes Rolling Along, the official song of the Army since 1952. The appropriate music to play would have been the Marine's hymn [sic], which has been in use much longer (the music is from an 1859 opera; the Marines copyrighted the song in 1919, but it's now in public domain).
Goof: The Marine Corporal's body is found by a girl in broad daylight, and the liver temperature of the victim indicates he was killed eleven hours before at midnight. However, Danny states, "The vic. was playing the shell game in Times Square at 9pm, and was found dead in Central Park at midnight." Danny should have said the victim DIED at midnight in Central Park.
DJ Pratt: My lawyer will have a field day with you, detective Taylor.
Mac: Bring him on.
(Rondo is running a shell game)
Rondo: Five'll get you ten, ten'll get you twenty, twenty'll get you plenty. Who wants to play?
(While processing the car).
Lindsay: Danny talks about her a lot. Aiden. They were close. I wish I could have met her.
Stella: You would have liked her.
Mac: Tell the truth.
Charles Wright: I can't. It would ruin me.
Mac: I don't care. This isn't about you.
Mac: (looking at Corporal Price's medals and ribbons) He's been overseas.
Danny: And this is how we welcome him home.
Stella: That woman burned beyond recognition in your car, was a DETECTIVE!
Captain Flood: A platoon is only as strong as its weakest link.
Stella: This wasn't about torching a car.
Lindsay: It was about hiding a body.
Stella: (after learning Aiden Burn was killed) We're gonna get the son of a ***** who did this!
Charles Wright: I had nothing to do with a murder or a fire. You have to believe me!
Mac: (angry) No, I don't.
Danny: (angry) Mac, is this him, the scumbag that killed Aiden?!
Mac: Danny, get out of here.
Danny: Just let me talk to him. Aww. I will get him to crack, I promise you that.
Mac: How?! By tuning him up? Stella's got the case, she knows what to do!
Danny: This is Aiden! She's one of our own, Mac!
Mac: That's why we can't make any mistakes. We do this one by the book, understand?
Danny: (cooling down) Alright, I just wanted to help.
Mac: I know, me too.
Lindsay: How well did you know her? Aiden.
Hawkes: Well enough to know that if one of us had been killed, she wouldn't sleep until the killer was caught.
Stella: (frustrated with Aiden's murder) We're exactly where Aiden was eight months ago, staring at the criminal right in the face, powerless to bring him to justice.
Sid: (about Trevor Price) He fought with someone, and it was one hell of a battle.
Flack: Unfortunately, low-lifes know it's Fleet Week also. Service men are easy targets because they're easy to spot.
Mac: A uniform isn't a bullseye, it's a badge of honor.
Flack: Once a Marine, always a Marine.
Mac: And if you've attacked one of us, you've attacked us all.
Mac: Something's not right. His shirt is tucked in, his pants are creased. There's no abrasions on his knuckles, no dirt under his nails.
Danny: That means there wasn't a struggle.
Mac: Corporal Price was a decorated Marine, trained in combat. So, why didn't he fight for his life?
Terrence Edwards, who plays Marine Sergeant, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Cello and Goodbye.
French episode title: Dernière Mission, meaning Last Mission.
Original International Air Dates:
Turkey: July 31, 2006 on CNBC-e.
Fate or Faith by Ror-Shak.
Now You're Mine by Gang Starr.
In White Rooms by Booka Shade.
I Know by Hybrid.
I'm Superman by Dean18.
Vanessa Ferlito receives Special Guest Star billing.
DJ Pratt is mentioned in the following episodes: 2x01 Summer in the City, 2x02 Grand Murder at Central Station, 2x18 Live or Let Die, 2x22 Stealing Home and this one, where the ongoing storyline culminates in the death of Aiden.
Danny: See? This is no lie. She, Aiden, gets on my face, right? You know she did that, and she tells me: Keep dreaming Messer. Well I think you're cute, but I'm way out of your league.
This alludes to the following bit of Season 1 Episode 19 Crime and Misdemeanor:
Danny: Check you out! You know, you're lucky you and I work together...
Aiden: You know, you're cute Messer, but I'm way out of your league.
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