Season 6 Episode 6

It Happened to Me

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Hawkes volunteers in the Parks Medical Unit. The organization is modeled after the Central Park Medical Unit, an all-volunteer organization providing emergency medical services for Central Park.

    • Like many other characters in the show, Adam borrows Danny's distinctive line 'boom' in this episode.

    • Adam got an ant farm when he was a kid of around 7 years of age.

    • One would think that Martin Stafford would have noticed an entire long spaghetti attached to his thigh before getting dressed again.

    • Goof: It doesn't make sense for Sid to wash the vic's corpse with his underwear on, since underwear is also processed. Usually, they are shown washing bodies without exposing nudity.

    • It is highly unlikely for Flack to spot Danny in Martin Stafford apartment since he needed a telescope to follow the details of what was going on at the splashing party.

    • Goof: The hair on the spaghetti Danny is processing shifts from being fully attached to the spaghetti to being just partially attached so Danny can easily pick it with his tweezers.

  • Quotes

    • Hawkes: I've made a mistake.
      Mac: Okay. I'm sure it's something we can work through. You can tell me anything, Sheldon.
      Hawkes: I may be responsible for the death of Martin Stafford.

    • Hawkes: (To Martin Stafford) Well, I know you may think that a bloody nose and a tummy ache is cause for some attention, but there are people in this park that are seriously injured that could use my help. So the next time you need something, why don't you call your mother?

    • Hawkes: Martin had been drinking. And it was clear he was a bit drunk. They both were. And because of it, I made assumptions and acted irresponsibly.
      Mac: Was there any abdominal cramping, excessive perspiration?
      Hawkes: I didn't see it. Didn't look for it. Didn't ask.

    • Hawkes: I know I should've mentioned this at the scene, and I don't have a good answer as to why I didn't. I just keep thinking that if I would've gotten him to a hospital, things could've turned out differently.
      Mac: Maybe. Maybe not. You can't go back and save his life. You can only move forward. Solve his murder.

    • Sid: My most interesting discovery was this. Linguine.
      Stella: His dinner.
      Sid: I found it on the victim's body.
      Stella: Hmm, messy eater.
      Sid: Well, that's the thing. It was recovered from beneath his clothing stuck to his inner thigh. And more importantly, not a single strand of linguine was found in our victim's stomach contents.

    • Sid: (After finding an spaghetti in the body of a vic) It's unlikely it was the source of our poison but it's certainly something to noodle on.

    • Mac: Search his apartment. We know he ingested the poison. See if you can find a source.
      Danny: All right, I'll hobble my way over there.

    • Adam: He found two partial prints and a hair on the strand of linguine recovered from Stafford's body.
      Stella: Yeah, and each one of them belonged to someone totally different. Nothing belongs to our vic.
      Flack: Danny get any hits in CODIS or AFIS?
      Stella: Nope. It does say here that the two prints belong to women and the hair belongs to a man.
      Flack: Sounds like too many cooks in the kitchen to me.

    • Adam: This guy was kinky with his food.
      Stella: Care to elaborate on that?
      Adam: I think he was sploshing. A sploshing party is an event where a group of people get together and they experience food in a, uh, sensual way. They, um, caress their bodies with foods of different textures and temperatures, and it, uh... it arouses and stimulates and... they say that it excites them and-and... well, I just, again, it's what I've… I've heard, I...
      Flack: There are specific locations for these...
      Stella: Sploshing parties.
      Adam: Oh, you can go to a Web site and get an invitation. But I... I've just heard. I...

    • Sploshing Party Organizer: I can get you a membership application.
      Flack: God, no. Thank you.

    • Stella: (At the sploshing party) So when I'm grabbing a sandwich down at the corner deli, this is what the corporate world does for lunch?

    • Stella: You okay?
      Adam: No, actually, I'm not. Um, you notice anything different about the lab?
      Stella: No.
      Adam: Are you kidding me? I mean, she rearranged everything. Well, not everything... I mean, she moved some things and organized. Look, I take one day off and she thinks she can just take over the lab.
      Stella: She?
      Adam: Haylen, the part-time lab tech. She's only part-time, so why doesn't she just come in, clean some test tubes, and put them back where I like them, not take over the lab?
      Stella: You're upset because she moved some things?
      Adam: (Laughs) Yeah.
      Stella: Yeah (Grins and leaves)

    • Danny: (About the Italian sploshing party) You know what? This is a disgrace to Italian cuisine. Although I am getting hungry.

    • (About the poisoned oranje juice)
      Danny: Powerful pitcher of orange juice, huh, Sid?
      Sid: There's now way Hawkes could've saved Tracy or Martin Stafford.

    • (About an orange juice test Danny is about to conduct)
      Sid: Do you... you mind if I stick around for this?
      Danny: This is your candy store, Sid.

    • Mac: Have you talked to Sheldon?
      Stella: I'm… I'm not sure what to say. Guess my expectations are too high.
      Mac: What do you mean?
      Stella: Hawkes is a brilliant former surgeon. And that being said, I know that he couldn't have saved Martin Stafford's life if he had tried. But what's bugging me is I don't understand why he didn't know more was wrong with him. Why he didn't see the symptoms, why he didn't tell us everything at the crime scene.
      Mac: I've been asking myself those questions. When Hawkes told me what happened, I was angry, but I resisted giving him a lecture or threatening modified duty, because... it was Sheldon. All I kept thinking was, this isn't like him. It wasn't like him at all. I suppose we do expect a lot out of each other.
      Stella: (Sighs) Is that bad?
      Mac: No.

    • Hawkes: I had no idea Brian was wanted for embezzlement. Okay, we went to college together. Just got reacquainted.
      Flack: You were on his couch.
      Hawkes: Yes. I stay there sometimes when I'm volunteering for the medical unit. You know, I just get so beat, I don't want to take the train home.
      Flack: Shel?
      Hawkes: What?
      Flack: I know when someone's lying to me, and I'm not just talking about the crooks I lock up every day. You got to help me out here.
      Hawkes: I'm telling you what I know, Don, all right? You can't possibly think that I'm involved in something Brian was up to. You're kidding me, right? Huh? Don?
      Flack: I'm done. Get out of here.

    • Hawkes: Bad judgment on my part. I didn't know anything about what Hamilton was up to. He's just somebody I hung out with. We went to undergrad together.
      Mac: Sheldon, stop. This just all sounds a little too rehearsed for me. These are the lines you practiced in the back of the squad car? What will I tell my boss? The D.A.? The detective on the case?
      Hawkes: You think I'm lying?
      Mac: I think you're hiding something. I would prefer you treat me as a friend and not just another authority figure looking for a reasonable explanation. Look, I said this before. You can tell me anything. I would hope you'd trust that.

    • John Simmons: That son of a bitch took my money! He invested the employees' pension, and he lost it all. We trusted him! I don't have anything. I don't have a damn thing left after all those years.
      Mac: Look at me. This isn't the way to fix it.
      John Simmons: What? You gonna tell me that you understand? You can't understand. You can't possibly understand.
      Hawkes: I do. 'Cause a month ago, I lost everything, too. I trusted someone with my money just like you did. A money manager who turned out to be a scam artist. Now I'm living with friends. Spending my nights out, begging for overtime, but mostly, I just sit there wondering what the hell happened. And the worst about all this is that it changed me, and I don't like what I've become. The secrets I've kept, and the pride that forced me to lie to my friends and treat people unkind.

    • Hawkes: I'm sorry. I didn't tell anyone because I was embarrassed. I'm smart, educated, and I was duped. And it wasn't like John Simmons or even his boss, Martin Stafford. They just trusted in the economy, and it let 'em down. Me, I got greedy. Tried to play with the big boys, and I got stung.
      Stella: It wasn't greed, Sheldon. It's called optimism.

    • Stella: You didn't have to sell your condo. I mean, you could have gone to the department, asked for an emergency loan.
      Hawkes: No, I was living with more than I needed. I took the best offer while I had a chance. Unfortunately, it was before I had another place to live, so, ended up staying with a friend and... You know my biggest disappointment is that I may have to give up volunteering with the medical unit. With Angell dying, and then this money situation, volunteering was the one thing keeping me sane there for a while.
      Stella: Don't you dare quit. You enjoy it too much.

    • Mac: (To Hawkes) Hey. I have an extra room. (Throws him a set of keys) It's not up for discussion.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: January 27, 2010 on TVNorge.
      Latin America: March 11, 2010 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: April 3, 2010 on AXN.
      Turkey: April 5, 2010 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: April 13, 2010 on AXN.
      Slovakia: October 18, 2010 on JOJ.
      Germany: October 25, 2010 on Vox.
      Finland: February 23, 2011 on MTV3.
      Australia: May 10, 2011 on Channel 9.

    • Music featured:
      Alive (Nightmare) by Kid Cudi and Ratatat.

    • Antal Kalik, who plays 'Warrant Detective', also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Tunnel Vision.

      Rueben Grundy, who plays 'Super', also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Blood Moonn.

      Nick Chinlund, who plays John Simmons, also appears in the C.S.I. episodes You've Got Male and Internal Combustion.

      Darby Stanchfield, who plays Dawn Higgins, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode F-T-F.

      Jonathan Chase, who plays Brian Hamilton, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Man Up.

  • Allusions

    • Flack: You record these things?
      Sploshing Party Organizer: Yes for Youtube.

      YouTube is a California based video sharing website which content is uploaded and shared by both individual users and media corporations. It was created in 2005 and bought by Google Inc. in 2006.