Season 2 Episode 17

Necrophilia Americana

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 22, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A young boy witnesses the death of a museum curator but doesn't want to tell anyone about it. Danny investigates the death of an urban golfer found dead on a construction site.

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  • Mac and Stella investigate the murder of a museum curator and Danny and Donald investiagte the murder of a man at a construction site.

    I found this episode very compelling and I was hooked all the way through. The main reason, I believe, is because of its very well written script. The dialouge and the plot twists and turns worked and just made me all the more interested in how it would wrap up. The performance by the boy who played Sam, is quite good as well. Gary Sinise seems to keep getting better as CSI: NY goes on. I was initially disappointed when I heard Andy Garcia and Ray Liotta turned the part of Mac Taylor down. I'm not anymore.moreless
  • Overall this was a good episode. Despite the lame second case, the first case made up for it. I just wish the two cases could have easily been as good.


    All I can say is EW. I love my bug lover Grissom, but I hate buggies. And seeing all those buggies eating that person? GROOOSSS. I loved though everyone teasing Lindsay.


    The first case was with the museum curator who got the job because her grammy bought a wing. Or donated a wing. Whatever. Her relatives were crazy- the sister and the boyfriend? They were a bit nuts. Well then we found out why. They actually weren't there about the sister, they were there about the kid. That was her son. And the father, a druggie tried to steal him from his adopted parents who really loved him. I liked this case because it was so great with how we become so confused with who is a father and mother. I mean when they brought a suspect in and it turned out to be the father? (and later we find out adopted father). Regardless, that was great. I think creepiest moment, (besides the beginning bit) was the vial of blood the vic had in her fridge. creepy. I loved Danny on the construction site. And the vic was not a construction worker but a broker. But honestly? This case was so in the background it was barely noticed. We couldn't figure out when it was. And then we find out he was an urban golfer? What's great is that he was killed by his partner, a recovering alcoholic. Super. But besides Danny, this case could have been left out I think.

    FAVORITE SCENES: My favorite scenes without a doubt had to be all the bug eating scenes. Well okay they weren't here, but the scenes everyone said, "don't eat the bugs!" It was cute how everyone was still teasing her on it. I also loved the scenes with Mac and Sam. Mac was really cute when he talked to Sam, and it was just one of those moments that you say, "aw bless. Mac would make such a great dad!" Added to that is the scene with the girls watching the two, Mac and Sam. Such a cute pair the two make!


    ABOVE ALL had to be the bath with detergent to determine CoD. I mean that was awesome. And all the cleaning they did to get it pristine looking? I loved it.


    Overall this was a good episode. Despite the lame second case, the first case made up for it. I just wish the two cases could have easily been as good.moreless
  • Interesting.

    I liked Danny on his own. Urban golf in Manhattan, interesting. I liked the reference to FOB and how Danny figured out it was linked to golf in the first place. Broken windshield, with urban golf there probably a rash of those, as well as windows and ruined concrete. Now for the murder of Ceci Astor. I loved the twists and turns. The one thing that I did pay real close attention too was Mac's attentiveness to Sam. For someone that doesn't have any kids, he'd make a great dad. I appreciate how Ceci wanted to do the right thing by Sam. Carolyn as Mac put it is one of those people who the ends justifies the means. I like the whole concept of the fake adoption papers the how it was proved that Sam was Carolyn's son.moreless
  • Bugs ew, and Urban golfing!

    I personally loved this episode. The beginning freaked me out because I absolutely HATE bugs...with a passion! I thought it was really funny to see the team joke around with Lindsay about eating the bugs.

    The woman was getting eaten by flesh-eating beetles, creepy! I thought it was cool how they used the detergent to remove all of her flesh. The little boy that Mac was talking to was the cutest little kid I think I've ever seen! I loved how he interacted with him, and how he cut up his food and all. Everything about it was so adorable!! It was surprising to see that neither of the parents were his real parents. I didn't like that sneaky sister who kept lying to Mac. It was good to see them family at the end leave happily and safe.:)

    Danny and Hawkes case was interesting to. Urban golf...I never knew that exsisted, but it looks kind of fun! I somewhat felt bad for the killer because he tried to help the guy out after he realized what he had done. But he still was a murderer so I don't feel that bad. That guy seemed really annoying anyways, I probably would get really mad if he kept talking like that too.moreless
  • Necrophilia Americana = Bugs. Urban golf in NYC.

    A museum curator was found dead in a museum. But someone or something else beat the CSI's to the crime scene. The bugs got there first.

    At first, their only witness was the bugs, but sooner, they found out a young boy was a witness too. The problem : The boy wouldn't speak. But he tries to tell what happen through a comic story. I think Gary Sinise did quite a good job in this case. Danny and Flack worked on an urban golf case. I find this case interesting because i've never really heard such thing as urban golf before. :Dmoreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Brian Catalano

Brian Catalano

Jim Morris

Guest Star

Vincent Young

Vincent Young

Stewart DeCaro

Guest Star

Anna Carolina Arias

Anna Carolina Arias

Elena Martinez

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Sonya Walger

Sonya Walger

Jane Parsons

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: In the museum, Mac is wearing gloves while holding his light when examining the body. He notices a piece of paper in a plant and picks it up, with no gloves. He then stands up with the piece of paper in his hand and he's wearing gloves again.

    • Goof: When Stella and Mac are checking the vending machine in the museum, the loudspeaker announces that 'the Manhattan Museum of Science is closing'. The real name of the museum is American Museum of Natural History.

    • The comic, or, I have to say, manga the little boy reads is Kozure Okami or Lone Wolf and Cub a famous Japanese manga about a betrayed samurai who tries to restore his honor. In the 70's there was a Japanese TV series adapting the manga.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Danny: Why must people do that? they can't resist messing up fresh concrete.
      Flack: It could be worse. At least, there's no heart with two people's name in it who are going to end up killing each other after they realised they're married.

    • Danny: I like that suit.
      Flack: thank you! if I had your shoes i'd be set.

    • Carolyn Astor: This is harassment.
      Mac: No, this is perseverance.

    • (The CSIs look at a body mostly eaten by bugs)
      Mac: No wallet, no ID...
      Stella: No face...

    • Hawkes: (to Elena Martinez) When we find you in the apartment of a dead woman with a fistful of hundred dollar bills, it makes us suspicious.
      Lindsay: And when you go silent, we get even more suspicious.

    • Hawkes: Either that's a super-concentrated marinara...
      Lindsay: Or the victim's got a vial of blood in her freezer.

    • Danny: So this guy walks over to a place he's never been and dies of no apparent cause?
      Flack: At this point, yeah.

    • Stella: What about Sam's mother?
      Jose: She's dead.
      Stella: That's too bad. She would've made a great alibi.

    • Lindsay: As soon as Hammerback's finished with you, I get to take the beetles back to the lab with me.
      Danny: Don't eat 'em. (walks away)
      Lindsay: You're a little late on that one.
      Danny: (turns to look at her) So it doesn't mean it's not funny?

    • Mac: Lindsay, put your affinity for bugs to work.
      Lindsay: I don't actually have an affinity for bugs.
      Mac: The beetles were the first on the scene, we need to know what they know. (points at Lindsay) And no eating.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Almost everyone makes a joke about Lindsay eating bugs, which is a direct allusion to 2x15 Fare Game where she and Danny shared a bug dinner.

    • Danny: (at Five Boroughs Golf) Augusta National it ain't.

      Augusta National is the golf club in Augusta, Georgia where the Masters Tournament is held. It was founded in 1933. It is very exclusive and there has been controversy over Augusta National's refusal to admit women as members.