Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Detective Stella Bonasera
Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.
Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Danny is second grade in the promotion grid and leads a case.
Goof: When Danny is looking in the boot of the car, he does so without wearing any gloves. This would surely compromise any evidence found.
Goof: Luminol is only visible under black light yet it appears instantly when Mac sprays it on the carpet in the apartment despite the fact that he is standing in broad daylight.
Danny: (After matching up tear marks on a bag) This case is in the bag.
Danny: (After finding a key piece of evidence in the garbage) Next time I say a case is in the garbage, remind me of this moment.
(Danny and Aiden enter the restaurant filled with dead bodies)
Danny: This would be the deep end we've been thrown in.
Aiden: Copy that.
Danny: Criminals are like animals. You leave tracks. We follow them.
Stella: Why would a dead man keep a spare finger in his freezer?
Aiden: Five auto shops ordered both our duct tape and muffler repair tape, and one of them is owned by Octavia's boyfriend.
Danny: I've been meaning to take my car into the shop.
Aiden: Two birds with one stone.
Danny: Let's do it.
Danny: Notice how we always get put on trash detail.
Aiden: Hey, when you make it to second grade, it'll be a thing of the past, my friend.
Danny: From your lips to God's ear. Let's just get this stuff together and get it back to the lab, huh?
Joe Garford: Frank felt for many years that his left leg was unnecessary to him. He felt oppressed, that he couldn't be whole until he had it removed.
Stella: He was oppressed by his leg?
Stella: What do we have here? A finger?
(She snaps a couple of photos and picks up the Ziploc bag, and walks over to Mac.)
Stella: Okay. This place gives a whole new meaning to the term "chop shop."
(There are EMTs and officers watching the scene of the amputee. Mac walks over to the officer.)
Mac: These people wanna see a show, tell 'em to go get tickets to Rent. Okay?
Danny: This guy's shot in the head, carries someone else upstairs, and manages to call the cops?
(flashback with Terrel dragging the body)
Aiden: I'd say that qualifies for hero status.
Mac: The lower leg constitutes 15% of a person's body weight.
Stella: All we have to do is find the other 85%.
Mac: I read your preliminary report. Good job Danny, you're on the promotion grid.
Danny: I can't wrap my head around it Mac. I mean you get up, you go to work. You see the people you know. You talk, you laugh. You're livin' your life and suddenly boom, it's over. Just like that and you never saw it comin'.
Hawkes: Apart from the fact of it not being attached to a person, there's nothing wrong with this finger.
Mac: The place was closed?
Flack: 11 on the dot.
Danny: Sounds like an inside job.
Mac: Then that's where we'll start.
Senseless by Kenny Inglis.
Word Up by Gun.
Michael B. Silver guest stars in this episode as an Emergency Medical Technician. He also has a recurring role on C.S.I. Miami as FBI Agent Peter Elliott.
Jacob Vargas, who plays Luis Torres, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Last Stand.
German episode title: Trennungsschmerzen, meaning Pains Of Separation.
Spanish episode title: Bautismo de fuego, meaning Fire Baptism.
Brazilian episode title: O Forasteiro, meaning The Stranger.
This episode received a Golden Reel nomination for the "Best Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement for the Short Form" category.
CBS affiliates on the East Coast cut off the final five minutes of this episode to air a "Breaking News" segment regarding the death of Yasser Arafat. In response to subsequent complaints from viewers and CBS affiliates, the network reran the episode in its entirety two days later.
Aiden makes a comment about how she and Danny have enough practice digging through trash. This is an allusion to 1x01 Blink, where they had to shift through the garbage on a barge trying to find evidence.
Mac: These people wanna see a show, tell 'em to go get tickets to Rent. Okay?.
Rent, the incredibly popular Broadway Show, written by the late Jonathan Larson, took place in 1980's New York.
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