Season 7 Episode 21

Life Sentence

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 06, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When the crime lab is attacked, Danny and Mac's handling of the suspect results in an investigation by Internal Affairs.

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Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Josephine "Jo" Danville

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

A.J. Buckley

A.J. Buckley

Adam Ross

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Jenny Mollen

Jenny Mollen

Det. Angela Sayer

Guest Star

Vince Pavia

Vince Pavia

Officer Stone

Guest Star

Michael Worth

Michael Worth

Lucius Woods

Guest Star

Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda

William Hunt

Recurring Role

Clifton Collins Jr.

Clifton Collins Jr.

Raymond Harris

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (34)

    • William Hunt: Still can't get over this office. Great views, leather sofa.
      Mac: A bigger office just means more paperwork.

    • Mac: What are you doing here, Bill?
      William Hunt: I don't know, you invited me.
      Mac: No, I didn't.
      William Hunt: Oh. I got a text (Reads it out loud and shows it to him) 'We need to talk. Meet me at my office ASAP. Mac.'
      William Hunt: I didn't send the text.
      (Automatic gunfire starts coming through Mac's window)

    • (In the aftermath of the shooting at the lab)
      Danny: Hey.
      Lindsay: Oh, honey.
      (They join in a tight hug)
      Danny: Oh, my God! Are you all right?
      Lindsay: Yeah, I'm good.
      Danny: You sure?
      Lindsay: I'm fine.
      Danny: If you're good why is there blood all over you?
      Lindsay: No, it's not mine.

    • Lindsay: What the hell is going on?
      Danny: I have no idea but come on, we should get downstairs. Let's go.
      Lindsay: No, I'm staying here.
      Danny: What for?
      Lindsay: I'm getting my kit, it's a crime scene.

    • Mac: From this vantage point he could have taken out every window in the building but he focused on mine.
      (Mac retrieves something partly covered by a plastic)
      Flack: Subway map?
      Mac: Raymond Harris.
      Flack: How does a guy go from stealing your wallet to trying to kill you?

    • William Hunt: I was walking down an empty street, he came up behind me, tried to put some intimidation moves on me. Gave him a tune-up, that's all.
      Mac: What kind of a tune-up, Bill, a system check or complete overhaul?
      William Hunt: I don't like your tone, Mac.
      Mac: I don't give a crap. Be specific!
      William Hunt: I pushed him around a little. He walked away just fine.
      Mac: Yeah, well, you pushing him around put a target on our backs.
      William Hunt: Target was already there. I just sped things up.

    • William Hunt: What the hell does he want?
      Mac: I don't know.
      William Hunt: What's our next move?
      Mac: You're not my training officer anymore, Bill. I'm the cop, you're the civilian. Just go home and stay out of it.

    • (About Raymond Harris)
      Jo: There's no reason to believe he wouldn't make another attempt.
      Mac: We're not giving him the chance.

    • Mac: Suspect opened fire.
      Det. Angela Sayer: What happened next?
      Danny: We returned fire.
      Det. Angela Sayer: Through the bedroom doors? Without a visual on the suspect?
      Danny: Yeah. Bullets whizzing by my head were visual enough.

    • Danny: Look, the suspect that we were looking for, he attacked our crime lab this morning. We believed him to be a flight risk. So we had to do what we had to do. Any more questions?
      Det. Angela Sayer: Yeah. Is the man lying dead on that floor the suspect you were here to apprehend?
      Mac: No.

    • Danny: I know it's routine for I.A. to investigate an officer-involved shooting but it seems like this woman's got a bug up her ass. Like she never kicked in a door before.
      Hawkes: Probably never has.
      Danny: It was a clean shoot. Anyone can see that, no?
      Mac: Yeah, it was, Danny. She's just doing her job.

    • Hawkes: Name's Trevor Arnette. Got an open warrant in Brooklyn for home invasion.
      Mac: Any connection to Raymond Harris?
      Hawkes: Other than having the immense bad luck of being in Harris' last known address, no.

    • Hawkes: Mac, you ever consider that Harris was not the guy who shot up the lab?
      Mac: Look, I know it was him. Harris hid that gun in this apartment for 17 years. We just need to find out where.

    • Flack: (To Raymond Harris) You've got a lot of nerve waltzing in here to make a complaint. I'll give you that.

    • Flack: Look at me, Raymond. I was there the day you stole Mac Taylor's wallet.
      Raymond Harris: I'm just here to report a crime.
      Flack: I know you've got a beef with him.
      Raymond Harris: If it's a conflict of interest for you, maybe I should go to another precinct.

    • Flack: I also know that you put about a hundred rounds into our crime lab not more than six hours ago.
      Raymond Harris: No idea what you're talking about.
      Flack: So then you won't mind submitting to a gunshot residue test? A DNA swab?
      Raymond Harris: Shoot the moon, Detective. But first I'd like to finish my statement. The guy who attacked me looked like this cop who arrested me a bunch of years ago. Name's Bill Hunt.

    • Flack: What exactly are you after?
      Raymond Harris: (Staring at Mac) Justice.

    • (As Raymond Harris is to identify the man who attacked him in a line-up)
      Raymond Harris: He can't see me, right?
      Flack: As you may recall from your many times on the other side of the glass.

    • Mac: Whatever game you're playing, you can't win.
      Raymond Harris: Like you won this afternoon when you shot that guy in my old place? You thought that was me, didn't you? That gave you relief?

    • Mac: You want to kill me, Harris? Kill me. Here I am, make a move.
      Raymond Harris: Then there wouldn't be any surprises. Where's the fun in that? No. I want you and Hunt looking over your shoulders. Like I did for 17 years.
      Flack: Is that a threat?
      Raymond Harris: I'm the one being intimidated here. Two cops looming over me.

    • Mac: Why don't you tell me what it is you think I did.
      Raymond Harris: You're the detective. Figure it out.

    • Jo: The bag was full of cash when Harris' blood landed on it. But not full when it was turned in for evidence.
      Mac: Someone took money from the bag.

    • William Hunt: You ever hit me again, it'll be the last thing you do.
      Mac: Threats and intimidation won't save your ass this time.
      William Hunt: What the hell are you talking about?
      Mac: The money you stole from Raymond Harris. You helped yourself to some of the cash Raymond Harris was sitting on the day we busted him. How much, Bill? A hundred? Maybe $200,000? Then after you stole it you had me voucher the remaining cash in case you ever needed a fall guy.

    • William Hunt: I knew that no one would ever question that property voucher if your name was on it.
      Mac: You always walked the line, Bill, but I never thought you'd cross it.

    • William Hunt: I don't expect you understand.
      Mac: I understand you got greedy.
      William Hunt: I was 18 months shy of my retirement. I had an ex-wife, a daughter in private school and a mountain of debt.
      Mac: You had a pension coming.
      William Hunt: $35,000 a year. I walked a beat, putting my life at risk every day, and in return, I got a little pat on the back and a gold-plated watch. I deserve more than that.
      Mac: What you deserve is a prison cell.

    • Mac: This runs much deeper than money with Raymond Harris. There's got to be something else. What else does he think we did to him?
      William Hunt: Would you believe I don't know?
      Mac: No.

    • (At the crime scene of Lucius Woods)
      Flack: Apartment belongs to Lucius Woods, aka the Snow King. Used to be the biggest cocaine dealer on the West Side.
      William Hunt: I heard the King was retired.
      Flack: He is now.

    • Jo: This man was intentionally deprived of food and water.
      Hawkes: His body would have started burning fat and muscle, kept him alive until his kidneys failed. And after that, he'd be dead in a couple days.
      Flack: That's a hell of a way to go.
      Jo: This was torture, Mac.

    • Flack: If I was the King and one of my subjects lost that much coke and that much cash, I'd want some kind of serious restitution.

    • Mac: If we can't tie Harris to the crime lab shooting, we got to get him on this murder.
      Flack: Bring him in for questioning?
      Mac: Not until we have enough evidence.
      William Hunt: The hell with evidence. Let me have him for five minutes in the room: I'll get a signed confession.
      Mac: We do this my way.

    • (A rosary is found at the crime scene)
      Hawkes: Any chance the Snow King traded in his criminal reign for the path of righteousness?

    • William Hunt: Where are we going?
      Mac: Precinct.
      William Hunt: Think I'd rather go home.
      Mac: That's not going to happen.
      William Hunt: Why's that?
      Mac: Because Lucius Woods didn't murder Miranda Thomas... you did.

    • William Hunt: A day hasn't gone by when I haven't thought about turning myself in.
      Mac: But you never did.
      William Hunt: Wouldn't have made a difference.
      Mac: It would have to me.

    • Mac: Be smart, Harris. There's still time to settle this the right way.
      Raymond Harris: You're 17 years too late.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Despite featured in the opening credits, Robert Joy (Sid Hammerback) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 6, 2011 on CTV.
      Turkey: May 23, 2011 on CNBC-e.
      United Kingdom: May 28, 2011 on Five/Five HD.
      Czech Republic: July 20, 2011 on AXN
      Norway: July 20, 2011 on TVNorge.
      Slovakia: February 14, 2012 on JOJ.
      Germany: February 20, 2012 on Vox.
      Finland: August 15, 2012 on MTV3.