Season 7 Episode 5

Out Of The Sky

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 22, 2010 on CBS
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The private and professional lives of one of the CSIs and a case related suspect get mixed up in the course of an investigation.

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  • Really interesting and twisted case.

    The case was very interesting... Especially the part with the poor guy that got his wishes... That was really unexpected and I loved it! It was quite obvious that Danny's ex-partner had something to do with it but I really enjoyed the dynamics of it. It was a twisted case with lots of turns.

    The flashback with Danny was kinda funny! Seeing him in his uniform and wearing those old fashioned glasses was good. I kinda missed a DL scene on this one... and even more after Danny's personal implication in the case...

    My favorite part Flack's smirk when interviewing the muggler!! So hot!!

    Another great moment was Mac joking with Adam about the cellphone!

    All in all, a quite good chapter!:) Very entertaining!moreless
  • Better and better! Spoilers.

    CSI:NY definitely has a new life this season and "Out of the sky" is a very good example of that. We have a lot of action but without exaggeration, funny dialogs and a moving ending scene. I like it that everyone on the team was a part of the investigation. Their conversations were very amusing. I loved the talk about "ass calls" between Adam and Mac. Adam is without doubt my favorite character this season. There were few touching scenes like Danny's story or Jenny throwing the ring into the fountain. The "scumbag lawyer" was a pretty interesting character too. I hope he will be back because he clearly annoys Mac.

    I look forward to the next episode.moreless
  • 7x05

    this was another good episode for season 7, It was very interesting and I have to say that the twist was very amazing, I also loved the flashbacks of Danny and his friend working AS cops in the NY PD, it was like having a little dose of the old csi ny again.

    The only thing I didn´t like about this one was the fact that that man made his wish and suddenly, the bag with the money fell down from the sky practicaly on his hands, it was very silly, however,this was a very good episode.

    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in English, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • A very solid entry of an increasingly better season. (Spoilers)

    I'm fairly convinced that the "old" CSI: NY that I got hooked on is now back for good. With the exception of a slightly weaker second episode, the seventh season is looking to be one of CSI: NY's best and this episode, "Out of the Sky" shows this. Examples range from some great dialogue exchanges between Mac and the slimy lawyer, a great scene between Danny and Flack that highlighted the tragic case of Officer Heath and a fairly exciting ending scene. Once again, another strong episode of an increasingly better 7th season. If anything, it should show that CSI: NY still might deserve a better time slot than the one it currently possesses.moreless
Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Josephine "Jo" Danville

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

A.J. Buckley

A.J. Buckley

Adam Ross

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Danny wears a different ring than the one he used to marry Lindsay (Carmine Giovinazzo got married recently so the actor might be wearing his own wedding ring to Vanessa Marcil).

    • Mac usually has a exceptionally good memory but he can't seem to recall that Adam already explained to him in episode 5x22 Yahrzeit what ass dialling was about.

    • Goof: When Mac and Adam trace to nanochip device in the victim's shoe sole, it shows the address as 5885 Broadway, 35th floor. However, it has been stated in previous episodes that the morgue is not in the same floor as the lab.

    • Goof: It makes no sense for Jenny Harper to report her boyfriend missing in Homicide or to be allowed to wander around the precinct.

    • Goof: When Adam is tracing Heath Kirkfield's cell phone, he is pressing repeatedly the same keys in the keyboard instead of actually entering any order into the computer.

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Flack: Recognize our robbery Vic?
      Mac: Roland Carson, defense attorney.
      Flack: I prefer scumbag lawyer but, yeah, that's him. Body belongs to Melvin La Grange. He was a drug dealer whose hobbies include murder and extortion.
      Mac: Let me guess, scumbag's client?

    • Mac: What were they after?
      Flack: Cash, stock certificates and get this. $5 million in precious gems and jewellery. Carson was keeping them for a client in his private safe.
      Mac: It's not so safe after all.

    • Roland Carson: The cash and the stocks don't matter to me, Detective. What I need back are the gems. That's your most important assignment.
      Mac: You mean other than finding who killed Melvin?
      Roland Carson: Of course.
      Mac: You want to tell me what he was doing here?
      Roland Carson: Lawyer-client confidentiality.
      Mac: (Points towards the dead body) Not anymore.

    • Roland Carson: I just want assurances you'll go after my client's gems as rigorously as any other citizens.
      Mac: We work every case equally hard, Mr. Carson.
      Roland Carson: I need more than that, Detective. The man who owns those gems will be coming back for them in a few days. If I don't have possession, you might be investigating my homicide.
      Mac: And we'll work that case equally hard, too.

    • Lindsay: Our robbers are wearing the very latest in B & E chic. This season no heist is complete without these little beauties (Lindsay is wearing button size LEDs that make her head appear unidentifiable on the screen as it's covered by a bright light) I'm walking... I'm walking... I'm walking. I'm busting the safe, I'm making my escape.
      Jo: A must-have for the fashion forward felon.

    • Danny: Six years on the job, Jimmy... how you end up working for this bastard Carson?
      James Belson: Oh, come on, man, he doubled my salary. Wasn't like I had a lot of options. Hey, you know, if you're interested, now that you're a family man, maybe I could line something up for you.
      Danny: I don't plan on retiring any time soon.
      James Belson: Well, neither was I, if you remember.

    • Danny: If Jimmy would have just patted these guys down a little better, or if that gun just fell one inch in the other direction, his whole life is different right now.

    • Flack: Where'd they go?
      Danny: (Bank notes are scattered on the beach) I say we follow the money.

    • Mac: We got another hit on Melvin's gun in IBIS, too. It was used in the killing of a rival drug dealer, Little Pete, two days ago.
      Jo: We also got a positive I.D. from our dead robber's fingerprints. Guy named Logan Peele. Heist man from California.
      Mac: Phew, it's quite a resume.

    • Sid: This poor boy was beaten, cut and shot. Does it seem at all extreme for a simple street mugging?

    • Lindsay: What do you wish for? You know, when you see a shooting star or you find an eyelash? Or you, say, toss a Penny into a fountain?
      Jo: For my kids to be all right, of course. For Alabama to win another BCS championship.
      Lindsay: Very good ones. But most people wish for money.
      Mac: I'm wishing there was a point here.

    • Lindsay: $5 million worth of gems just fall in this guy's lap.
      Jo: And there he is, thinking it's the luckiest day of his life.
      Mac: Turns out to be anything but.

    • Adam: How's Jimmy Belson doing?
      Danny: He'll be all right. Docs patched him up pretty good.

    • Adam: What would you do?
      Danny: What would I do what?
      Adam: You know, if you found millions of dollars of gems in the street?
      Danny: Give 'em back.
      Adam: Oh, come on, guy. You wouldn't keep some?
      Danny: Why, would you?
      Adam: No, no, no, I... I'd give 'em back. Mostly... I mean... maybe keep one or two.
      Danny: Know what happens to people that take things that don't belong to them, right?
      Adam: No.
      Danny: Other people are getting hurt. Doc! Come here, we got an ethical debate going on, and Adam is failing miserably. What do you do if you come across a fortune of precious gems that don't belong to you?
      Hawkes: I'd give them to the guy with the knife to my throat.

    • Flack: Got any bad habits, Arnold? For instance, I crack my knuckles. It used to drive my mom nuts (Knuckles crack) Some people pick their nose, chew with their mouths open, use a pen knife to clean their fingernails in public.
      Arnold Vonley: So what? That's a crime now?
      Flack: No, Arnold, that's not a crime. It's disgusting, but it's not a crime. Unless, of course, you use that same pen knife to mug someone.

    • Flack: What about the bag?
      Arnold Vonley: Man, I'm a specialist. Strictly cash and jewelry only. I'm not risking my life for some sweaty gym socks.
      Flack: How much did you get away with?
      Arnold Vonley: 20 bucks. Plus the watch. Probably like 80 bucks, total.
      Flack: I'm gonna be honest with you, Arnold. You're probably the dumbest mugger I've ever met.
      Arnold Vonley: Why? What was in the bag?
      Flack: Five million dollars. Those were some valuable gym socks.

    • Flack: No way Arnold did it. He's strictly small time. Muggings. Petty theft.
      Hawkes: So he robs our John Doe and leaves behind a bag worth five mil.
      Flack: Yep, I guarantee you he will regret that decision for a very long time.

    • (About the duffel bag filled with jewellery that fell from the sky)
      Jenny Harper: He was going to return it.
      Flack: He ever mention to you how he got it?
      Jenny Harper: Heath's a busboy at Lucy's. He'd always walk through the park on his way home. He'd make a wish at this fountain. Last night, he said his wish came true.

    • Heath Kirkfield: (Putting a ring from the duffel bag in her finger) Hey, what'd I tell you, huh? That if we worked hard, our luck was bound to change.
      Jenny Harper: Wait, you want to keep it?
      Heath Kirkfield: Look, we can pay off our student loans. Hey, and our credit cards. We can... we can quit our jobs. We can finally have a real life.
      Jenny Harper: Heath... we gotta turn it in (She gives him back the ring)
      Heath Kirkfield: Yeah, I know. It was fun to dream, though, right?

    • Jenny Harper: Wait, you don't blame him, right? 'Cause he wanted to keep it?
      Flack: I think he was very lucky that he had a girlfriend who pointed him in the right direction.
      Jenny Harper: Yeah, that direction got him killed.
      Flack: The men who stole those gems placed a tracking device on them. So they were probably tracking Heath's movements. The fact that he was bringing them to us didn't save his life, but it might've saved yours.

    • Adam: It's got all the auditory markers of an ass dial. You know, when your phone's in your back pocket and you make a call that you don't even know you're making. For instance, okay... my ass dialled my girlfriend once when I was out at a bar with some friends. Left, like, a 15-minute message, you know? I mean, it would've been really funny, except we were talking about her the whole time, and...
      Mac: That's how she became your ex-girlfriend?
      Adam: Well... yeah.
      Mac: Clear out the ambient sound, see if there's anything useful underneath, and call me when you got something. With your fingers, not your ass.

    • Lindsay: Ted and Paul Kendricks. They're brothers. They were arrested a few years ago for trying to rob an ATM cash warehouse and use a plane as a getaway car. They served two years.
      Jo: Just two years? How's that happen?
      Danny: Well, their lawyer was Roland Carson.
      Jo: What a coincidence.

    • Mac: You, uh... you recognize anyone?
      Roland Carson: Should I?
      Mac: They're the men who broke into your apartment last night. They're also former clients of yours. You care to explain that?
      Roland Carson: I've defended a lot of criminals, Detective. It's my job.
      Mac: That's not an answer.
      Roland Carson: I don't know what else to tell you. Maybe you should ask one of them.
      Mac: They're a little bit dead right now. Killed with a handgun registered to you.

    • Roland Carson: I have clients coming in and out of my apartment all hours of the day, as you know. Any one of them could have walked away with that gun.
      Mac: Already preparing your defense theory? A little fanciful, even for you.
      Roland Carson: You think I set up the robbery? Hired former clients to have my own apartment broken into, my bodyguard shot and millions stolen from another client, then murdered my former clients with a gun that's easily traced back to me? That's what I call fanciful.
      Mac: I'm not hearing a denial.

    • Roland Carson: This must be the highlight of your career, Detective... going after me.
      Mac: It's not even an honourable mention.

    • Roland Carson: So why would I risk my life for a few bucks? I charge more an hour than you make in a week.
      Mac: As an errand boy for drug dealers and thieves.

    • Roland Carson: If you come after me, I will hit you and your department with a malicious prosecution suit that'll spin your head.
      Mac: I'm still not hearing a denial.

    • (About James Belson)
      Mac: He must have checked himself out of the hospital right after Danny came to see him. Met up with the Kendricks brothers, killed them, then tracked Heath down.
      Jo: That's a lot of activity for someone who just had abdominal surgery. He's going to need medical attention soon.
      Mac: Well, he's got five million reasons to play through the pain.

    • (About James Belson)
      Danny: I mean, if the evidence wasn't staring me right in the face, I wouldn't believe it. Robbery's bad enough, but triple murder?
      Mac: Never know what a man is capable of. Even old friends.
      Danny: Yeah. Jimmy was a good guy. I mean, I don't know. How does one turn of bad luck change all that?
      Mac: No, Belson made the choice to go down this road. Luck has nothing to do with it.

    • James Belson: Would you believe that this isn't what it looks like?
      Danny: Not in the mood for your jokes, buddy. Put it down.
      James Belson: What are you gonna do, huh? Gonna shoot me in the back, Danny?
      Danny: And not think twice about it, buddy, if it comes to it.

    • James Belson: I think that this may have gotten a little out of hand.
      Danny: No, no, what I think is you ended up spending too much time with that Carson and the criminals that he represents. Started thinking you can get away with too much, that's all.

    • James Belson: You ever think about that night, man, huh? You ever think about what it would've been like if you would've patted those guys down instead of me? If you would've been the guy with the flashlight in the backseat? And don't you even pretend that you would've seen that gun any better than me.
      Danny: Doesn't matter, Jimmy. Now, put the damn gun down or I will shoot you.

    • Roland Carson: Can I have the gems back now? My client would like to take possession.
      Mac: They're evidence now. Sorry.
      Roland Carson: What the hell am I supposed to tell my client?
      Mac: Well, you're a persuasive guy. Persuade them not to kill you.

    • Roland Carson: Wait... where's the ring? Diamonds, emeralds. It's an heirloom. It's worth a million at least, Detective.
      Mac: What you see is what we found in the trunk of Belson's car.
      Roland Carson: Can't be. Maybe Belson kept it with him somehow.
      Mac: Ah, they usually check prisoners for heirlooms at Rikers.
      Roland Carson: It's the most important piece here.
      Mac: Mr. Carson, these gems have been all over the city, in and out of many hands. The ring could've gotten lost anywhere.
      Roland Carson: That's not good enough, Detective.
      Mac: Sue me.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Austin Priester, who plays Logan Peele, also appears in the CSI: Miami episodes Throwing Heat and Mayday and in the C.S.I. one Bang Bang.

    • Music Featured:
      Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt by DJ Shadow (Helicopter crime scene).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 22, 2010 on CTV.
      Norway: December 15, 2010 on TVNorge.
      Turkey: January 31, 2011 on CNBC-e.
      United Kingdom: February 5, 2011 on Five/Five HD.
      Sweden: February 14, 2011 on Kanal 5.
      Spain: March 29, 2011 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: March 30, 2011 on AXN.
      Slovakia: October 4, 2011 on JOJ.
      Germany: October 24, 2011 on Vox.
      Finland: April 18, 2012 on MTV3.


    • Mac: Our robbers fly in on a helicopter, turn the place into the O.K. Corral.

      The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place on October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona. Even though only three men were killed, it is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the Old West. It's been portrayed in numerous Western films like the 1957 John Sturges' movie Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.