Season 5 Episode 8

My Name is Mac Taylor

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2008 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

In the one hundredth episode of CSI: NY Mac faces his most deadly foe yet. There is a serial killer loose in New York City killing people with the name Mac Taylor making Mac a target.

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  • In the 100th episode someone is killing people with the name Mac Taylor

    CSI NY is at its 100th episode and someone is killing the Mac Taylor's in NY this puts Mac in real danger but as usual Mac isn't afraid but he finds out later that he is trying to kill one of the Mac Taylor's and he has already checked if it was Mac and it wasn't. but they have to find the right one.It was a bit weird when all the Mac Taylor's came together and they was being called Mac Taylor.In the end the killer isn't really a psychopathic killer you would think he is,he is just someone trying to kill one Mac Taylor that killed his girlfriend and the other murders was an accident.I would probably say that a 9 was right for this episode.moreless
  • all of the mactaylors are being stalked and sometimes killed to see their key because the suspects girlfriend was struck by a person named mac taylor but only has the discription of the carmoreless

    I give it an 8 because it has the action throughout but it has it's boring like 2-3 min parts in the end the perp attempts suicide while being put into custody which i have to admitt was one of the best parts of the episode a good episode i have loved csi:ny and this is one the best episodes i have seen the episode with large amounts of suspense i always will watch episodes like this great episode again and when everyone named mac taylor in danger it was sure to plese 8 stars of course i loved itmoreless
  • The 100th episode where a mysterious killer targets all the Mac Taylors in New York.

    Wow, the big 100th episode of CSI New York! A good storyline as well, having a mysterious killer targeting everyone in New York with the name Mac Taylor. What a special way to celebrate by bringing in so many guest stars to play the various Mac Taylors. There's Scott Wolf, who i haven't seen on TV in so long, playing Mackinley Taylor the reporter. There's Chris Daughtry, who apparently is trying his hand at acting now, playing Machievelli Taylor, the only one with a criminal record. There's Rumer Willis, who i'm amazed to discover actually can act pretty well, playing Mackendra Taylor the only female Mac in the show. Nelly also appeared for a bit of fun as the police informant. I really like the twist that Detective Mac turned out to NOT be the killer's target, because that was exactly what i predicted since he always seems to be in that dangerous position judging from other episodes of this series. I love that i was wrong, and i love that the show can still surprise me. It was a lot more fun trying to guess exactly which Mac Taylor's life was gonna be endangered at the end.moreless
  • Mac Taylor's in New York are being killed

    In this episode of CSI New York, the following happens. We open this episode with the 2nd person named Mac Taylor to have been attacked/killed in the same week. Mac Taylor now believes he is the next victim. The team soon make the decision to call in all of the Mac Taylors that are in New York. There soon is another victim, name Mac Taylor, but this one is still alive. We soon learn that the killer is looking for a pacific Mac Taylor, and only has a description of their car to go on. This is why the killer is checking car keys. Mac gets the number of Mac Taylors in custody down to 7, based on the fact that the others don't drive or are children. The team soon learn the reason why Mac Taylor's are being targeted. The killer is looking for the one who killed his girlfriend. They to his apartment but he isn't there. They track him down and find him sitting by all of his girlfriend's photos near where she died. He has also drenched himself in gasoline. He soon falls onto of the candles and sets himself on fire.moreless
  • WHY WHY WHY? They had such a fantastic storyline but they screwed it up by eliminating Mac as a target after 15 minutes!

    If the writers had kept Mac in the balance as a target, this could've been a fantastic episode. I, and I'm sure many others, have been looking forward to this episode for months and months...It's only my natural loyalty to CSI:NY that made me give this a 9 when it really deserved less. Congrats to the writers in one respect though - WHAT A STORYLINE! Great idea! Just a real pity they couldn't carry it off in the way many of us wanted. A general disappointment for its 100th episode especialy in comparison to CSI and CSI:MIAMI's 100th ones. Oh well, lets hope its 200th will be better!moreless
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack 'Mac' Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

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

Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf

Mackinley Taylor

Guest Star

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry

Machiavelli Taylor

Guest Star

Rumer Willis

Rumer Willis

MaMackendra Taylor

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When the killer sets himself on fire he is not wearing gloves; however, in the next shot the stuntman can be seen wearing them.

    • Goof: When Adam and Stella are checking the government database to check how many people with their same names are, they get one result in the search for "Sid Hammerback", apparently a 90 year old woman. However, Sid himself should have shown up as well.

    • Terrence Davis (Nelly) asks if Danny is from Staten Island. Carmine Giovinazzo is from Staten Island.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Mac: (To Det. Gillian) I'm free now.

    • Mackinley Taylor: I should know if some lunatic is gonna blow me away the second I step out onto the street!
      Flack: Trust me Taylor, if I knew anything, I'd let ya know. But, between you and me, if someone takes a shot at you, it's not necessarily connected to this case.

    • (Gillian looks back at Mac while going up the stairs.)
      Mac: She turned back. Nice.

    • Mac: You're working late?
      Gillian Whitmore: New to the team-- lots of people to impress and intimidate.

    • Mac: Someone saw your brake lights, you actually slowed down. You thought about stopping, what happened at that moment? Saving someone else's life was a little harder than saving your own?

    • Danny: (to Perry) I don't think Terrence likes people walking on his furniture.

    • Machiavelli Taylor: When I got here this morning there was 15 of us, now there's only 7. Why'd everybody else get to go home?
      Mac: 3 of them were children. The rest don't own cars.

    • Flack: Listen to me, somebody in your little entourage knows this guy okay? We made a deal, you're a confidential informant and this little pow-wow that we're having is pay up time.
      Terrence Davis: I'm aware of the deal we made, sorry I can't keep coming up with all the small change though, I'm beginning to smell like pork.

    • Terrence Davis: That's a pretty generic description, man.
      Danny: Did I not mention scar above his eye, tattoo on his neck? How many guys do you know like that? Six? Seven, eight?

    • Mac: Inspector, we're both very busy, so simply put, if you tracked me down to ask me to remove myself from the Mac Taylor murder investigation, I'm afraid you gotta endure this mediocre cup of coffee for nothing.

    • Machiavelli Taylor: Sorry, I didn't get your name. Surely, we all want to know the name of the officer who understands our frustration.
      Mac: It's Detective. Detective Mac Taylor.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Ryan Happy, who plays Macabee Taylor, also appears in episode 8x16 Slainte.

    • French episode title: Mon Nom Est Mac Taylor.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: February 4, 2009 on TVNorge.
      Sweden: February 23, 2009 on Kanal 5.
      Turkey: March 9, 2009 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: March 10, 2009 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: April 22, 2009 on AXN.
      Ireland: April 30, 2009 on RTÉ2.
      Greece: May 5, 2009 on SKAI.
      Australia: June 7, 2009 on Channel 9.
      Germany: October 26, 2009 on Vox.
      Slovakia: November 1, 2009 on JOJ.
      Finland: March 24, 2010 on MTV3.

    • In the opening scene the camera moves quickly, it finally slows to a regular speed and the shot is of a glass door with the number 100 etched on it. An allusion to the fact that this is the 100th episode of the series.

    • Music Featured:
      Better Than Heaven by Bloc Party.
      Hold Up by Nelly feat. T.I. and LL Cool J.
      Fade Into You by Mazzy Star.

    • Part of The Empire State Building was built in the CBS Radford Studios.


    • The pool scene at the beginning of the episode is reminiscent of the pool scene in Val Lewton's Cat People in which the lead character is stalked by a large figure of which all that can be seen is a shadow circling the pool.

    • Marshall Faulk: Starsky and Hutch just showed up.

      Starsky and Hutch is a 1970s US television show featuring two policemen David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson. It was remade in 2004, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.