Season 4 Episode 9

One Wedding and a Funeral

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 21, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

What would otherwise be a happy wedding goes sour when the groom... turns up dead: inside a wedding present. After Stella finds bloody puzzle pieces inside a box on her car, Mac heads home to Chicago to solve what could be the murkiest mystery of his life.moreless

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  • The 333 stalker sends Mac to Chicago

    While there is a murder at a wedding the 333 stalker has upped his game as he is planning something for Mac by leaving puzzles of buildings behind with some kind of material in each one and when the CSI's put the puzzles together they are buildings with one missing piece and that leads Mac to Chicago to seek the answers he needs which will continue on to the next episode.Overall a brilliant episode and I can't wait for the continued episode.moreless
  • A wedding that was to serve as a bridge between two feuding, wealthy families turns diasterous when the groom turns up dead at the ceremony. Also, Mac gets a disturbing message from his past in the form of a three dimensional jigsaw puzzle.moreless

    I should have seen that an episode such as this would air in November, a sweeps month for the networks. Despite that, I found this episode to be just terrific. Both storylines worked well along side one another. The opening scene of the wedding guests doing their best impression of UFC was very well done. It also does a good job of grabbing the viewer's attention. The story focusing on Mac was also very well done and plausible. CSI: NY has been hitting all the right notes so far this season. Hopefully the Writers Guild strike will not effect things.moreless
  • A Wedding Turns Wrong When The Groom Turns Up Dead Inside A Present, Detective Bonasera Receives A Puzzle With Blood On It & Mac Goes To Chicago To Find His Stalker.moreless

    A Wedding Turns Sour When The Groom Ends Up Dead Inside A Present And The Team Try To Find Out Who Murdered Him.

    Detective Bonasera Gets A Box Of Puzzles, With Blood On It, And Asks Adam To Do It For Her, But Adam Doesn't Like Puzzles, He Found Out In The End That It Was A Building & The CSI's Go To That Building Where They Find The Next Box Of Puzzles. In The End, Mac Notices That The Puzzles & Buildings Have Something To Do With Him, They Represent Significant Changes In His Life, Like Getting Married Etc.

    An Brilliant Episode.moreless
  • Got a lot clues but what did we learn

    We got a lot of clues in this episode about Mac's mysterious caller and about Mac's life but it didn't really answer any questions except to draw us to Chicago. Hmmmm. Questions Questions Questions Another good thing about this episode is we got one weird way to wrap a body in this one. How many other shows would show you how to stuff a body with packing peanuts and wrap it with bubble wrap. Very original. There was a lot great scenes with Lindsay and Stella this week investigating the puzzle pieces and I am really enjoying the character of Adam. I am not sure about this whole Stella/Drew thing. His have a creepy feeling too him but then again isn't that too obvious and unoriginal since she has already been down that path. Don't really care -- I do enjoy looking at Kerr Smith though.moreless
  • Slow start fast end.

    I watch this show regularly and after awhile most of the episodes sound routine. That's how this one started out but it sure didn't end that way. Mac Danny and Hawkes accompany Flack to a murder at a wedding where they discover the groom has been murdered. Meanwhile after testifying Stella discovers a mysterious box on her vehicle. She discovers pieces to a 3-D puzzle. When it's rebuilt it turns out to be inomplete and two of the completed buildings are missing pieces. Eventually tmore pieces are found and the puzzle is complete except for the two pieces missing from the building. The CSIs are stumped until Mac arrives to take a look at it...and realizes it's about him. As I said it strted out in a pretty routine fashion and I found myself watching the first 45 minutes casually. Then I found myself glued to the tv for the last 15 minutes. Why? For one thing I've been following The 333 Stalker arc wondering who it was. Then this side storyline about a puzzle reveals that it was sent by 333. Why? That question was not answerd. What was answered was that this stalker has been following Mac throughout his career possibly even most of his life. Now as 333 has led Mac back to Chicago and the camera pans out giving a very errie glimpse of Chicago Mac is closer to the truth than ever.moreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Bill Heck

Bill Heck

Brett Dohn

Guest Star

Jason Pendergraft

Jason Pendergraft


Guest Star

Rob Evors

Rob Evors

Timothy Maxell

Guest Star

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Drew Bedford

Recurring Role

A.J. Buckley

A.J. Buckley

Adam Ross

Recurring Role

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Goof: When Mac is taking a picture of the yellow paint trace on the shoe, he takes it sidewards instead of facing the sole, which does not really makes sense. However, the picture shown after he snaps the camera is a more frontal view of the shoe, which makes a lot more sense, but still is inconsistent with his position when he took it.

    • Stella: Mac, why didn't you tell me?

      Mac asks the very same question in 3x17 The Ride when she confesses him that she cut herself on the Emery Gable crime scene. Now it's vice versa.

    • 3 boxes, 3 pieces of material and 3 incomplete buildings in the puzzle; statistics tie up nicely with the 333 plot.

    • At the brawl at the wedding, a wedding guest lets out a Wilhelm scream as he is tossed over a table.

    • The line "Gives a new meaning to cold feet" has been used twice in the show so far. The first time was by Det. Maka in Season 1, episode 15 'Til Death Do We Part'.

    • Mac's first crime scene was on the Riverton Building.

    • Goof: When Mac is discussing the wedding cake in the lab, he briefly flashes back to a vision of the cake, perfectly intact on the table as it was at the beginning of the episode. However, the cake was smashed during the wedding fight before the CSIs arrived so Mac wouldn't have known what it looked like pre-fight.

    • Mac got engaged on the rooftop of a high-rise near the Chrysler Building.

    • Adam doesn't like puzzles.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Mac: (To Stella) Could this be a case from the past? Someone holding a grudge?

    • Voice over the phone: How's it feel to be home, Detective Taylor?

    • Mac: Keep me in the loop
      Stella: Always.

    • Mac: He's using my team to get to me.
      Stella: What's going on, Mac?
      Mac: I don't know, but, I have no doubt this has something to do with the 333 caller.

    • Mac: That's the Riverton Building. That was my first crime scene.
      Adam: No way.
      Mac: This was my first New York apartment. This to scale?
      Adam: Uh, y-yeah, it is, as far as I can tell.
      Mac: This high-rise should be much taller in relation to the Chrysler Building.
      Adam: How, how could you know that?
      Mac: I got engaged on that roof. This puzzle is about my life.

    • George Foodim: I missed my kid's birthday. For nothing. If you'd seen the look in my kid's eyes when I had to leave his birthday party.
      Danny: What do you think his eyes are gonna look like when he finds out Daddy is going away for 25 to life?

    • Adam: I opened up my big mouth and then he said I could figure it out and now I'm stuck.
      Danny: All right, well, what's it worth to ya?
      Adam: Twenty-five bucks?
      Danny: Twenty-five?
      Adam: Yeah.
      Danny: Alright.

    • Flack: (About George Foodim) That is seriously the stupidest guy I've ever met.

    • Mac: Whoa, whoa. You stuffed, dressed and moved your dead friend for a bet?
      George Foodim: It was a hundred grand, man. I... I don't have it. And if I didn't pay up Toby would have gone to my dad.
      Flack: It never occurred to you, with your friend being dead and all, that just maybe the bet was off?

    • Stella: So, how's your Central Park wedding?
      Mac: Well, it's getting stranger by the minute.
      Stella: Hey, I'll take your strange and raise you.

    • Adam: (Having to solve one without the picture) I hate puzzles.

    • Stella: You put this box on my truck? I called the bomb squad, Drew.
      Drew: It's not from me, Stella. Look, every gift I sent to your office was with a card. You know, there was a theme going on, in case you hadn't noticed.

    • Flack: (After finding the dead groom) Gives new meaning to cold feet.

    • Mac: (after finding out that the groom was not involved in the wedding fight) So, how did the only guy not throwing punches end up dead?

    • Flack: (To Mac) So the Hatfields and the McCoys couldn't keep it together long enough to merge the family fortunes...

    • (Stella and Lindsay walk around a corner.)
      Lindsay: I hate to state the obvious, but there is no building.

    • Adam: (enters room) What are you so happy about?
      Danny: I figured out what killed my groom.
      Adam: Was it the mother-in-law?
      Danny: Hahaha, no! It was a missing wedding gift.

    • George: I told you...
      Flack: Ya, 15 shots of tequila, I heard you.

    • Flack: So the neighbours were very helpful. They saw nothing, heard nothing and know nothing.

    • (Showing Danny and Sheldon the bloody cell phone.)
      Sid: My first dead ringer (Danny snickers).

  • NOTES (4)

    • Emily Foxler, who plays Emma Blackston, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing and the C.S.I. one Death and the Maiden.

    • Music Featured:
      Coma by Sasha.
      Push and Shove by Fatboy Slim.

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9.35 pm on TVNorge.
      UK: March 8, 2008 on Ch5.
      Denmark: March 31, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      Turkey: April 28, 2008 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: April 29, 2008 on AXN Spain.
      The Netherlands: April 30, 2208 on RTL4.
      Australia: May 12, 2008 on Network 9.
      Sweden: June 9, 2008 on Kanal 5.
      New Zealand: June 17, 2008 on TV3.
      Greece: November 12, 2008 on SKAI.
      Finland: May 13, 2009 on MTV3.

    • The cake in the episode took 35 hours to make!


    • Flack: So the Hatfields and the McCoys couldn't keep it together long enough to merge the family fortunes...

      Flack, when he arrives at the scene and is discussing the case with Mac, makes a reference to the Hatfields and McCoys. The Hatfields and McCoys are the U.S. version of the Montagues and Capulets (from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet). They are two feuding families, from the nineteenth century, from the West Virginia/Kentucky border river area.

    • Title: One Wedding and a Funeral.

      The title of this episode is a take on the 1994 comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.

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