Season 9 Episode 5


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 26, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

An cold case unsolved for twenty years about the disappearance of a young boy suddenly heats up again when the main suspect in that long ago crime is found dead.

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  • when did this happen?

    when did Mac Taylor turned out to be a complete douchebag? I never liked Jo from the beginning but for the first time I am on her side.. and treating Christine in that way, after all she has done for him? sorry but this is so not him and if it is going to be him, the one and only thing that is worth watching will be gone in an 9-season-long-and-already-worn-out-show.. writers should correct this despicable change before it is too late and we all fall far away from the great Mac Taylor..moreless
  • 9x05 - Misconceptions

    A very decent episode. I was interested in the mystery even if I did guess who the baddie was like ten minutes into the show, I enjoyed seeing Flack's day off. And Mac desperately trying to hide that there's something wrong with him just made my heart ache. A very well done episode.
  • Another Great Episode with a Perfect Title

    I am loving Season 9. While the cases have been interesting, the personal stories have been better. Spending a goodly amount of time on the Flack family story was nice to see. We have seen Sam in some not so good spots and it's nice to her in a positive role. The brother-sister story was touching. In the end, Sam overcame her misconceptions about her father.

    The murder story was also full of misconceptions. A series of them ended in tragic consequences for a young man who had turned his life around, got married and was soon to be a dad.

    And then there's Mac. He's an old school guy who keeps things - too many things - to himself and it costs him love and support. I had hoped that by allowing Christine to help him every day for six months with his rehab would have softened him. He didn't want her to see him 'that way,' but he got past that. Apparently not past it enough to share a very difficult personal situation with her.

    I think one can argue both sides of Jo's decision to hold a sort of intervention. At the end of the day though Mac, like all of us, has free will and my feeling is that Jo dishonored that. It's also never good to put yourself between a couple and especially not when you are not invited. People need to have the time and space to come to things on their own.moreless
  • good episode

    It was a good episode first time i watched it, i liked the crime aspect of it, and finding the missing boy after so many years was breathtaking, but christine is not a good fit for the show, she makes mac look like a wimp, i and most fans watch the show for the crime solving, not the love interest stuff. And Christine and Jo gossiping about Mac behind his back is poor tastemoreless
  • Perfec but sad

    I really love this episode, it's perfect. Maybe one of the top 5 since the beginning of the serie. But at the same time I stayed so upset for how Mac Taylor talked with Jo Danville. She is his friend, not only a co-worker or, well, everybody think it until this episode.

    And for me, that is JAC (Jo and Mac shipper) I stayed really upset. Mac and Christine are not a bad couple but really, his heart is from Jo.moreless
Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Josephine "Jo" Danville

Michael Antonacci

Michael Antonacci

Young Mitch Ventri

Guest Star

Luc Austin

Luc Austin

Young Don

Guest Star

Trevor Hammonds

Trevor Hammonds


Guest Star

Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Detective Jamie Lovato

Recurring Role

Megan Dodds

Megan Dodds

Christine Whitney

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Mac: (About the parents of a boy that went missing 20 years ago) They promised each other they'd never move. They believe his soul is still with them in the house.

    • (Keith the only suspect in the disappearance of Tommy Lewis, has been found dead in the neighbourhood)
      Mac: There were a lot of angry people around here. Death threats against Keith and his family. They were eventually forced to move away.
      Lindsay: Looks like someone welcomed him back to the neighborhood.

    • Lindsay: Keith Milner, the only suspect in the disappearance of Tommy Lewis, is found dead in the park a block away from where the kid vanished exactly 20 years ago today. My guess is, this about payback, not a payday.

    • Jo: I'm sure there's still a lot of people in this neighborhood who'd love to see him dead.
      Lindsay: Probably most of all Tommy's parents.
      Jo: I'm curious to hear how they'd take the news of his murder.
      Jamie Lovato: That's if it's news to them at all.

    • (Flack has prepared some elaborated breakfast for his dog)
      Flack: Come and get it, sweetie. There you are, sleepyhead.

    • (After some boxing)
      Flack: You hit me so hard with that right hand, I was gonna call your parole officer and have you violated.
      Tony Davis: That's why I let up at the end.
      Flack: Come on. You beat me up the whole fight, but I got you fair and square right there.
      Tony Davis: Seriously, man, you've come a long way. Three months ago, that punch would've put you on your ass. You're learning to relax in the ring, keep your composure.
      Flack: You're just saying nice things to keep me coming back, because you like getting paid to hit a cop.
      Tony Davis: Hey, you know I love you, Flack.
      Flack: I know you love hitting me.

    • Flack: (Picks up the phone, knowing he is talking to his grandma all along) Hey, baby. Last night was amazing... I can't stop thinking about you. You were incredible. Grandma? Oh, sorry. Yes, I knew it was you (He laughs) I'm sorry.

    • Danny: How is it possible that a guy who murdered an eight-year-old boy turns into this model citizen?
      Mac: All right. Maybe Milner wasn't the guy that everyone thought he was.
      Danny: What do you mean?
      Mac: There were a lot of bosses and experienced detectives calling the shots on that case. No one was very interested in the... opinion of a young detective. It always bothered me that he was the only suspect from day one. He was the perfect guy for them.

    • Danny: You think Tommy's father might have actually killed Milner himself?
      Jo: Milner shows up in the neighborhood at the 20th anniversary of his kid's death. Certainly has motive.

    • Jo: I'm not quite sure how to say this, and I might be overstepping my bounds.
      Mac: But you're gonna say it anyway.
      Jo: I am. You've been back to work for over a month. And I've been going through Leonard Brooks' arson case, prepping for court. There were 200 reports in that folder, and not one of them has been written by you. And every court date you've had, you've had someone else take your notes and testify. That's just not like you, Mac. What's going on?
      Mac: You're right. You're overstepping your bounds.
      Jo: Mac, if something's wrong...
      Mac: Nothing's wrong. Just doing what I should have been doing all along. I'm delegating. That's what bosses do.

    • Jo: (To Mac) You know... I might be a bit quirky, I may not be as organized as I would like, but don't let that fool you. I'm incredibly perceptive.

    • Flack: Well... this... is a mystery. All your connections are tight, nothing's leaking. So... how do you think this water got in the bucket that you put under the sink because you supposedly had a leak?
      Irene Flack: You're the detective. You figure it out.
      Flack: Doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.

    • Irene Flack: I need you to open the pickles.
      Flack: What?
      Irene Flack: The pickles. I can't open them. I need you to loosen the top.
      Flack: You're the only one who lives here, right? You opened the jar. How is it you can't close it... are you stronger than yourself?

    • Flack: You here for the mystery leak?
      Samantha Flack: Yeah, and to open some jars.
      Irene Flack: What are you doing here?
      Samantha Flack: Don't you play senile with me. You called me. And you set the table for three.

    • Nathan Lewis: (Waking up on his son's grave) Did I kill the son of a bitch?

    • Flack: Oh, no, Gram, come on. I'm stuffed.
      Irene Flack: You look like one of those POWs.
      Flack: It's called being in shape.
      Irene Flack: Skinny is not a shape.

    • Irene Flack: You still going with that boy?
      Flack: No, we broke up. He was too clingy. I wanted to see other people.
      Samantha Flack: (Kicking Flack under the table) He's not a boy. He's a man. His name is Jimmy, and, uh, yeah, we're still going out.

    • Irene Flack: You can take that damn ugly urn, too.
      Flack: I thought we agreed that Dad would want to be here with you.
      Irene Flack: Dad is here with me, right here. That's all I need.

    • Samantha Flack: Whatever it is, if it belonged to Dad, it's all you.
      Flack: You gonna pull that "he loved you more than me" crap again?
      Samantha Flack: I'm sorry I can't pretend he was this wonderful guy.
      Flack: I'm not asking you to pretend anything.
      Samantha Flack: You know what, I can't do this again. You take the stuff. I'm good. I will see you at the next leak under the sink.
      Irene Flack: Let her be. She'll learn how to forgive him someday.

    • Flack: I love you.
      Irene Flack: You love my meatballs.

    • Nathan Lewis: Seven years after Tommy disappeared the state declared him legally dead. Do you know what it's like to bury an empty coffin?

    • Lindsay: We get it. You wanted to avenge the murder of your son.
      Mac: But if you were man enough to kill him, be man enough to take responsibility for it.

    • Sid: When did you find out about the accusations against your husband?
      Emma Milner: After we'd been dating for a few months. Keith wouldn't talk about it with me. He just wanted to put the whole thing behind him. And he said that if I thought for a second he was capable of such a thing, I should break it off right there. I didn't. We were married three years ago last week. And he's been nothing but kind, decent and honest.

    • Keith Milner: (Entry on his personal diary) As the child we're about to bring into this world grows inside the belly of my beautiful wife, anxiety over secrets of my past grow on my conscience. It tears at my heart to know my parents went to their graves believing I took the life of that boy. The lies and the manipulation, the stealing and the drugs. Maybe I didn't deserve their trust. I'm afraid that when I look into the eyes of my son for the very first time, the joy of that moment will be stolen from me by thoughts of Tommy Lewis and his mom and dad wondering where their own son has gone. If I'm going to raise my boy with integrity, if he can ever look up to me, he has to know the truth. I have to clear my conscience and my name. The world has already made up its mind about me. I have no choice but to face the wolf in sheep's clothing, compel him to step forward and confess to the crimes for which I was so wrongly accused.

    • Jo: I'm just a little concerned about Mac.
      Christine Whitney: What do you mean?
      Jo: I think he's struggling with some stuff.
      Christine Whitney: What makes you say that?
      Jo: Well, he's been avoiding certain situations at work, particularly things where he has to provide specific details.
      Christine Whitney: Like what?
      Jo: I've watched him a bunch of times struggle to name or identify an object, and he covers pretty well, but... Lord, I feel like I'm telling on him. I'm just worried about him. Have you noticed anything like that?
      Christine Whitney: No. Not really. I mean, he doesn't know where he left his keys half the time but that's just a man thing, you know. They're a forgetful bunch.

    • Samantha Flack: You're not seriously thinking of doing this?
      Flack: I am. But I need your help. That kid Zane that you used to make out with... he works there doing security. He can get us in.
      Samantha Flack: I did not used to make out with him.
      Flack: Oh, sorry. He used to make out with you.
      Samantha Flack: You're such an ass.

    • Flack: (To Sam about one of her ex boyfriends) This guy would murder puppies if you asked him to.

    • Samantha Flack: You know, to be honest, it kind of pisses me off, Dad's still trying to tell me what to do from an urn on a shelf at Gram's place.
      Flack: Come on! Would you ease up on him already? So maybe he was a little bit tougher on you. It's only because he knew you were twice as smart as I am.
      Samantha Flack: That is not true.
      Flack: It is true. I'm okay with that.
      Samantha Flack: Would you just stop trying to make excuses for him? Yeah, I came to terms with this a long time ago. Maybe I was just hard to love. Maybe he had trouble relating to me. Whatever it is, I'm over it.

    • Flack: (About his father) I saw that guy cry once in my whole life. The night of your senior prom. You said you were sleeping at Heather's house. He checked up on you. You weren't there. So he and I drove around all night looking for you. He was a wreck. Thinking the worst, as only a New York City detective can. And when we didn't find you, he bawled like a baby.
      Samantha Flack: He never said anything about that to me.
      Flack: Maybe he was just trying to keep the peace. When you came home the next morning, he was just thankful you were safe. Sam... he loved you.

    • Christine Whitney: Do you trust me, Mac?
      Mac: You even have to ask me that?
      Christine Whitney: I think I do. Um, I had coffee with Jo earlier. She's worried about you, and I am, too.
      Mac: Well, I'll tell you what I told her... I'm fine.
      Christine Whitney: That's what I said, 'cause our relationship is based on trust, and if you had a problem, you would have come to me and we would have worked it out together, right?
      Mac: That's right.

    • Christine Whitney: I just want you to look me in the eye and tell me nothing's wrong.
      Mac: What the hell is this, Christine?
      Christine Whitney: It's really simple. Just look me in the eye and tell me.
      Mac: I don't appreciate my integrity being called into question.
      Christine Whitney: I didn't come here to question your integrity. I came here because I care about you.

    • Mitch Ventri: I'm not a bad person.
      Lindsay: No, you're the worst kind of person. You look like us, you walk and talk like us. But you know what, Mitch Ventri? You're nothing like us.

    • Mac: (To Jo) I'm only gonna tell you this once. Be careful where you stick your nose. Stay out of my personal business.

    • Samantha Flack: (To Flack) You know you owe me big-time. Zane? Beyond creepy.

  • NOTES (4)

    • A.J. Buckley (Adam) is featured briefly but has no lines in this episode.

    • Music featured:
      Night Life by Green Day.
      Iron Doors by The Lighthouse And The Whalers.

    • Alex Carter, who plays Nathan Lewis, has a recurring role in C.S.I. as Detective Vartann.

      Merdith Monroe, who plays April Lewis, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Under The Influence and in the C.S.I. one Double Cross.

      Jamie McShane, who plays Mitch Ventri, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Death Eminent and in the C.S.I. ones I-15 Murders and Bodies In Motion.

      Zack Ward, who plays Keith Milner, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Law & Disorder and in the C.S.I. one Lying Down With Dogs.

      Elaine Kagan, who plays Irene Flack, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Sounds Of Silence.

      Karina Logue, who plays Emma Milner, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Hollywood Brass.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 26, 2012 on CTV.
      Czech Republic: January 31, 2013 on AXN.
      Norway: March 13, 2013 on TVNorge.
      Finland: November 18, 2014 on MTV3.


    • Flack: Doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.

      Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is a London based detective with almost extraordinary abilities that allow him solve difficult cases. He was featured in four novels and 56 short stories.