The CSIs lead an investigation after the body of a masked man found at the bottom of a notorious skyscraper adds to the mysterious count of deaths that form part of the history of the building. Meanwhile, Jo runs into a stranger with an unexpected link to her past while enjoying a day off.moreless
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Dr. Sid Hammerback
Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Josephine "Jo" Danville
Detective Jamie Lovato
The episode title is a play-on-words with the curse of building 913, the date of the car accident when Jo's sister was killed and the episode airing order.
There's an urban legend around building 913 since Everett Harrington Wentworth jumped from the penthouse in 1929. They say the building was cursed on that very day. Wentworth lost all his money in the crash of the market and leapt to his death. His girlfriend, Wilma Ashton, watched his fatal leap and then killed herself. Many believe their ghosts roam the floors. The penthouse apartment is used as a haunted tourist attraction during the day, and a club at night.
Jo is from Alabama and went to undergrad in Tuscaloosa. She had a sister called Leanna who was killed by a drunk driver. Her heart was transplanted to Grant Holliston, a Physics professor also from Alabama.
Towards the end of the episode Jo and Grant Holliston pass by Birabaum's deli. In episode 6x17 Pot of Gold the deli is featured as Mac has been a regular at Birabaum's for ten years.
Flack: Hey, Sid, how come they only ever call you out to the really strange ones?
Sid: They... didn't call me. Uh, this is one I was not going to miss.
Flack: Witnesses on the ground report that our vic fell from above. The heard a roar, looked up, saw him mid-plunge. This cabdriver parked here to get a cup of coffee. Luckily, he missed all the excitement.
Mac: Our vic was a pickpocket.
Jo: I suppose any other woman my age would be flattered, assuming that she's got the attention of a very attractive younger man. But I'm a little bit smarter than that.
Grant Holliston: I'll tell you if we can go someplace quiet. But public. And you promise not to shoot me.
Calvin George: What law is there that says a guy can't be a little peeved?
Danny: Did he just say 'peeved'?
Danny: You know what, Calvin? You've got to tune into a couple cop shows. These days, there's surveillance cameras all over the city.
Calvin George: I came to New York to have a good time. Okay? I leave tomorrow. I have no phone, my hotel stinks, and I didn't have any fun, if you know what I mean.
Grant Holliston: I didn't exactly know how to approach you. Just... trying to get up the nerve, I guess. And now I'm hoping I haven't made a big, giant selfish mistake.
Jo: You have my sister's heart. Whoa.
Adam: We gotta check every floor?
Danny: No, no. We're not gonna check every floor. If you'd do your homework and read the reports, Adam, Sid's autopsy suggests that our vic fell somewhere between the sixth and tenth floors.
Adam: You didn't read Sid's autopsy.
Danny: Nah, I didn't read it. But Mac filled me in.
Jo: You must have known before now.
Grant Holliston: I did. How do you walk up to someone and say to them that you have the heart of someone they lost, someone they loved?
Jo: When you woke up from the transplant surgery, what was the first thing that you remember?
Grant Holliston: A bright warm light. And then a woman's smiling face.
Jo: Your mama.
Grant Holliston: No. It was a face I didn't know, and now that I see you, I think it was your sister.
Mac: (Over the phone, about Lindsay's pregnancy) Hey, you owe me ten bucks. I just saw Lindsay. No, she didn't say anything. I just know I'm right. I know I am. No, Christine, I'm not going to come right out and ask her. What kind of proof? All right. I'll get you proof.
Mac: You cooking something or should I say burning something in here, Sheldon?
Mac: We're gonna be here all day if I try guessing exactly where you're headed here.
Hawkes: It's our murder weapon.
Mac: Plastic, fatty acids, and gum? That doesn't sound too dangerous.
Mac: You attach the foil side to the battery's positive and negative charge at the same time, you get a spark that starts a fire.
Lindsay: Mac, I give up. I surrender. I have nowhere else to turn.
Mac: What did Danny do now?
Lindsay: No, this time it's work.
Lindsay: I hate that sound. No match.
Lindsay: Wentworth was allergic to sun, so he rarely went out, right, and he always kept the drapes in his penthouse closed so he made this request that all his female visitors wear sequins to bring in the light.
Mac: Was it all worth going back to prison, Macy?
Macy Sullivan: I got him back for what he did to me. So, yeah, it was worth it.
Grant Holliston: Hey, I'm sorry I interrupted your plans for your day off.
Jo: Oh, it was an unexpected pleasure, Grant, really. Something my sister would have done. She was so spontaneous and unpredictable. And irresponsible, but very loving. I haven't know you very long, but if feels right that you have her heart.
Jo: Why was this so important to you?
Grant Holliston: Transplant patients aren't always as lucky as I was. Every breath that I take, I cherish. It's still hard knowing that someone had to die so I could live. And I wanted to say thank you... to somebody.
Jo: You're welcome.
Jo: I have the craziest request. Can I listen to your heart? Hear it beat?
Grant Holliston: Absolutely.
Jo: (Putting her ear to his chest) It's strong. Oh, it's beautiful. Thank you.
Lindsay: Danny, I'm pregnant.
Danny: What? Are you being serious with me right now?
Lindsay: Yes. I've thrown up twice today. I've taken four pregnancy tests, and they were all positive.
Danny: Really? Really?
Lindsay: Lucy's gonna be a big sister.
Danny: We're having a baby!
Jo: (About Lindsay) I'm gone one day and she's pregnant.
Lindsay: (About her pregnancy) Don't you think it's a little early to be telling everybody?
Danny: I think they already know.
Lindsay: Was there a bet?
According to Laura Vandervoort , having to change her appearance into three different looks in the episode was a lot of fun for her.
Johann Urb, who plays Grant Holliston, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Stalkerazzi.
Laura Vandervoort, who plays Macy Sullivan, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Big Shots.
Robert Baker, who plays Calvin George, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Fur And Loathing.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: January 18, 2013 on CTV.
Czech Republic: March 27, 2013 on AXN.
Norway: May 15, 2013 on TVNorge.
Finland: January 13, 2015 on MTV3.
Sid: Wentworth was the Gatsby of his time.
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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