Season 4 Episode 21


Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 21, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: While Mac is held hostage, he asks for a portable CT (computed tomography) machine to be delivered to him. This machine puts together partial pictures of a body to form a whole image. However, what he gets is an ultrasound.

    • As per last episode's ending, Reed is supposed to be at Mac's apartment. It is striking that there's not a mention to him who more than likely has heard of Mac's hostage situation through the news.

    • The whole team gives evidence of real concern for Mac. Adam refers to Gunman Joe as son of a b-word, this one being the first time that we see Adam curse for the whole series.

    • Mac has worn 25 even blue shirts this season. That means more than one per episode.

    • Mac's marine training is evidenced as he gets more focused and calm as the tension raises. However, as any mortal man, he experiences fear when Joe puts a hand to his head.

    • Mac has been proven wrong in several occasions along this season. As a part of his character's development, Mac has grown darker and more complex and ambiguous. He's a man with a not so clean past and with many flaws. He has shades and that makes him a more human and appealing character.

    • Mac gets gradually more sweaty as the episode advances. It is a good touch of realism.

    • Goof: During the montage when the bank manager's wife is getting ready for autopsy, Sid can be seen cutting the duct tape around her ankles, removing it, and placing it in an evidence bag for Danny and Lindsay to process it. A few shots later while he is removing the tape from her wrists, it has reappeared on her ankles.

    • A.J. Buckley's (who plays Adam Ross) girlfriend Sharni Vinson (formally of Home and Away) appears in the episode as Lori Mandel.

  • Quotes

    • Mac: It was all a lie, wasn't it?

    • Gunman Joe: (To Mac) They're, they're waiting for me. To get outta here with the, with the phone. Look, it's the only thing that links them to this robbery. They said that if I could just get the phone back to them, I get my family back. I need to, to get outta here. I need for them to see me get outta here. Would you help me? Please?

    • Mac: They wanted you to rob this bank. Well the evidence says they already robbed it. And apparently they got away. Why would they want you to rob the same bank an hour later? They left their phone behind.
      Gunman Joe: Yeah.

    • Gunman Joe: I'm the hostage here. You gotta believe me. My real name is Douglas
      Anderson. I work for an insurance company. Now, if they see you walk me out of this bank, they'll kill my family.

    • Adam: I thought Mac was sending over ballistic evidence.
      Hawkes: He did. This hair was in there with it.
      Adam: You think he put that there intentionally?
      Hawkes: Have you ever known Mac to do anything unintentional?

    • Stella: This guy's not a shooter. There's something else going on. We need more
      Richard Jackson: Time is not what you give to a hostagetaker, Detective.
      Stella: Thirty minutes. Thirty minutes and then it's your show.
      Richard Jackson: All right, thirty, starting now. After that, I'm taking the first steps
      towards ending this thing.

    • Gunman Joe: What? What, you got any other science tricks up your sleeve?
      Mac: Just one. Just one.

    • Mac: This could have been an accident.
      Gunman Joe: No, it wasn't an accident. I'm not gonna let you pin this murder on me.
      Mac: Calm down, Joe. No one's doing that.
      Gunman Joe: You don't think I know what's going on out there? Your friends are out there trying to figure out a way to get in here without killing a lot of innocent people. They don't give a damn about me. 'Cause they think I'm a murderer. And you know what that means? That means they'll put a bullet in me the first chance they get. That's why I'm not leaving here until you prove that I didn't pull that trigger. And if I'm not leaving, nobody's leaving.

    • Mac: All I'm getting at is if you didn't kill this man, then maybe this can still work out in your favor.
      Gunman Joe: No, it'll work out. If you do your job correctly, it'll work out.

    • Steven Morris: You a cop?
      Mac: Yeah.
      Steven Morris: Well, get us the hell outta here.

    • Stella: So Mac agreed to meet one of his demands?
      Flack: In exchange for a hostage.
      Stella: Oh, this guy is smart. Now he's got a cop for insurance.

    • Stella: Jesus. Where's Mac?
      Flack: With the body.
      Stella: Oh, you gotta be kidding.
      Flack: This ain't your everyday bank robbery, Stell. This guy made three demands.
      Unmarked police car, no press and somebody from Crime Scene.

    • Mac: You expect me to believe you didn't kill him?
      Gunman Joe: I didn't. This man was dead before I got here. Now, prove it.

    • Flack: (to Stella) Have I told you how much I love the media?

    • Stella: Look, Brett, I need your help. No one knows weapons like you do.
      Brett Dunbar: So you've got a victim with one entry wound but two bullets inside of him.
      Stella: Yeah. Basically I'm looking for the impossible.
      Brett Dunbar: A murder weapon that can fire two rounds near-instantaneously without any recoil.
      Stella: (hopefully) Don't tease me.
      Brett Dunbar: Follow me.

  • Notes

    • French episode title: L'homme de L'Intérieur, meaning Inside man.

    • This is the second season finale where the storyline is about hostage. The previous was 3x24 Snow Day where a mob wanted to get the snow back.

    • International Airdates:
      UK: May 31, 2008 on Ch5.
      Denmark: June 16, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      Mexico: July 3, 2008 on AXN.
      Venezuela: July 3, 2008 on AXN.
      Turkey: July 21, 2008 on cnbc-e.
      Spain: July 29, 2008 on AXN.
      Sweden: September 15, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      New Zealand: October 14, 2008 on TV3.
      Czech Republic: October 28, 2008 on AXN.
      Norway: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 on TVNorge.
      Germany: February 09, 2009 on VOX.
      Greece: February 24, 2009 on SKAI.
      Finland: August 5, 2009 on MTV3.

    • Music Featured:
      All In The Suit That You Wear by Stone Temple Pilots.

  • Allusions

    • Flack: ...the response is immediate, trapping the perp inside, which is when he
      decides to go Dog Day Afternoon.

      Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 movie by Sidney Lumet.