CSI: NY

Season 7 Episode 13

Party Down

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2011 on CBS
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The invitation to a truck party turns deadly when the trailer crashes and ends up in the river. The team has to work out if some of the guests were the intended targets and find connections between them.

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  • 7x13

    10
    OMG!!!, This episode was by far one of the best episodes I have seen in this season, maybe after "7x04 sangre por sangre" or "7x07 high sight" this would be the best episode in the last times, I really enjoyed it since its begining till its end, I don´t know why but this episode for me has some similarity to season 3 episode "Hung out to dry", the way in wich clues were appearing was so similar for me, maybe that´s the reason why I loved this episode, it reminds me one of the best episodes of the entire franchise. definitively this is one of the most amazing and unexpected episodes in the last years.



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • 713

    6.5
    The title of the episode was "Party Down" but it was nothing like the once great comedy series on Starz. The episode started off with a lot of promise, and again featured an interesting premise. The show has fallen off greatly in its seventh season, but it has had some creative storylines recently, but it just fell apart in my mind.



    Was the episode good? Sure, but was it boring at times? Yes. Was it a little hard to follow? Again, yes. The show may be on its last legs, but at least it will not be because they ran out of ideas.moreless
  • Nice episode

    8.5
    It made a very nice change to move out of the lab a little, and work through the suspects in a slightly more old-fashioned whodunnit style. Not the most thrilling episode ever, but well paced for the subject matter.



    The thing that concerns me is, episode by episode, Jo is becoming more and more of a Mary Sue. She knows everything, she's seen everything and she smugly imparts that knowledge to all the others, including Mac. Saint Jo is a little wearing. Every episode so far has included some special example of Jo's particular brand of cleverness.



    I find it a bit odd that Mac not only seems to defer to her, he rather uncharacteristically appears to welcome her advances. This is not the cautious Mac that we are used to.moreless
  • A party in a truck ends in a tragedy...

    9.0
    The chapter was good, not great but it was well written and acted. It was a nice turn that one of the supposed victims was the killer. It had tons of interrogation and little science but it was still enough. I kinda liked the blood on ink detail...

    My heart broke a little when Flack flirted with one of the models... it made me think about Angell...:(

    No DL at all but that's not new...:roll:

    Jo's interrogation with the suspect was kinda annoying...:roll:

    A Party in a truck is a really weird thing and quite asphixiating... Just in New York City, I guess...:? Just one thing, they really didn't notice that the truck was moving until it hit the water??? :roll:moreless
  • It was an exciting episode.

    9.0
    There were few red-herrings in this episode but none was obvious. I spent most of the time trying to guess what was the connection between all the victims and I hadn't found one before the truth was revealed.



    I also liked the grieving father's plot. I don't know who played him but this actor was very convincing. At the end of the episode I expected Mac to tell Jo that he'd called the father and informed him about finding the killer. Instead we saw the father take the justice in his own hands and shoot Neal.



    There was only one mistake that I noticed. During the opening sequence we saw the truck speeding and taking a turning very fast but people inside didn't seem to notice or feel it. No one even spilled a drink.



    This episode was way better than the previous one.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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  • QUOTES (36)

    • Mac: What happened here, Don?
      Flack: This was a truck party gone bad. It's the latest craze in after-hours entertainment. They convert tractor trailers into exclusive nightclubs. Times and locations are spread among the social networks.
      Mac: Well, I'm assuming this one didn't start at the bottom of the Hudson.
      Jo: I thought the truck was not supposed to move once the party starts.
      Flack: It's not.

    • Flack: My guess: driver saw that river coming, jumped out before splashdown then got the hell out of Dodge.
      Mac: Either way, looks like crashing this party wasn't an accident.

    • Jo: Multiple people may have planned this but all the evidence points to only one person who carried it out.
      Mac: A single perp.
      Jo: Premeditated.
      Lindsay: He knew people were going to suffer. He didn't care.

    • Lindsay: This creep thought of everything.
      Mac: To identify him, we still need to know why.

    • Party girl: It's all about exclusivity. Just being invited means you're a somebody.

    • Flack: Who threw this party?
      Abigail West: A girl at work told me about it.
      Flack: So you just showed up uninvited?
      Abigail West: As long as you look hot, getting in is never a problem.

    • Danny: Did you know the people at the party? Somebody you may have hung out with before?
      Chris Boyle: I don't go out much anymore. Tonight was supposed to be a change of pace. Instead, I almost died.

    • Neal Cooper: We tried the back door but it wouldn't budge.
      Flack: That's because it was locked.
      Neal Cooper: Locked? Wait a minute, are you telling me someone did this to us on purpose? Why?
      Flack: That's exactly what we're going to find out.

    • Sid: An elevated blood alcohol content caused vasodilation of her blood vessels, thereby exacerbating the onset of hypothermia. She would have experienced numbness, debilitating drowsiness.
      Hawkes: She knew she was drowning but was powerless to stop it.
      Sid: Her last moments on earth were spent in excruciating pain.

    • Mac: Our female vic is the daughter of Carmen Enzo, head of Local 225, Sanitation Workers' Union. Type of goons you cross the street to avoid.
      Jo: So the party and random guests could've just been a cover. The murderer might have been targeting only one person: Enzo's daughter.

    • Mac: Two sanitation workers were killed last year by faulty equipment. Enzo negotiated a sweetheart deal favouring their employers, betraying a boat load of union members in the process. His daughter's murder could have been retribution.
      Jo: That's a lot of collateral damage to send a message.
      Mac: Not if you want it received loud and clear.

    • Mac: I'm sorry for your loss.
      Carmen Enzo: I have no use for your sympathy.
      Mac: Well, then know that every effort is being made to bring your daughter's killer to justice.
      Carmen Enzo: Justice. Justice means different things to different people, Detective.
      Mac: Mr. Enzo... there are serious consequences for interfering with a police investigation.
      Carmen Enzo: Then stop wasting time so I won't have to.

    • Carmen Enzo: I've made my fair share of enemies over the years. Occupational hazard. But my wife and my children... they're supposed to be off limits.
      Mac: Not everybody cares about the rules.

    • Mac: I'm going to need the names of your most vocal opponents, personal and professional.
      Carmen Enzo: That's a long list.
      Mac: (Offers pen and paper) Sit down.

    • Mac: The killer used formal invitations to ensure his targets would be in attendance.
      Jo: If we can find a connection between them...
      Mac:... we'll know who wanted them dead.

    • Flack: How do you want to play this?
      Mac: Divide and conquer. Individually, each holds an important piece of the puzzle. They just don't know it yet.

    • Chris Boyle: Yeah, I saw this one at the party.
      Flack: What about before last night?
      Chris Boyle: No.
      Flack: You sure about that?
      Chris Boyle: Oh, yeah. I'd remember a face like that.

    • Neal Cooper: My parents taught me to look past physical appearances.
      Mac: They sound like smart people.

    • Jo: Stalking is about obsession. Typically with a single object of intense hate or affection.
      Mac: In rare cases of multiple victims, there is almost always a consistent pattern or modality. Our targets include both men and women across a wide social spectrum.
      Jo: But if they were all being stalked by the same individual, then we're gonna have to dig a whole lot deeper to find the common trigger.

    • Jo: What about the ink?
      Adam: Japanese. Made only in the fall with pine and camphor. Also ridiculously expensive. But there was something else in the batch. Human blood. I... I'm thinking it's from the artist who made the invitation.

    • Flack: Akiko Haruka?
      Akiko Haruka: Who are you?
      Jo: The Art police.

    • Flack: Wanda certainly isn't as exotic as Akiko, but neither is writing bad checks and running scams on the elderly.
      Akiko Haruka: That was a misunderstanding.
      Jo: Of course it was. So in order to avoid any more misunderstandings, let's try this again.

    • Akiko Haruka: I put blood in my ink to verify authenticity.

    • Flack: How about a description?
      Akiko Haruka: Wasn't much to describe. He barely made eye contact. I guess I make men nervous (Bats her eyelashes. Flack makes a face)
      Jo: What do you remember?
      Akiko Haruka: He had, uh, dark hair, light skin. Bit of a stutter.
      Flack: Dark hair, light skin, a bit of a stutter. That is very helpful.
      Jo: Maybe there's a better way to jog an artist's memory (Hands her material to draw on).

    • Flack: Ran John Everett through the system. Apart from a few unpaid parking tickets, he's a regular choir boy.
      Danny: Giant leap from double-parking to mass murder.
      Mac: Not with the proper motivation.

    • Danny: Bit of overkill on the deadbolts for such a decent neighbourhood, no?
      Mac: This guy must've been afraid of something. Or the world in general. Social isolation. An indication of paranoid schizophrenia.

    • Carmen Enzo: I got eyes and ears on the street, just like you, Detective.
      Mac: Just go home. I'll call you when we have the suspect in custody.
      Carmen Enzo: If I find him first, maybe I'll give you a call.

    • Jo: Everett fought with someone in his apartment.
      Danny: Yeah, and by the looks of that hole, he kicked some ass.

    • Jo: Look at his clothing.
      Hawkes: He's dressed to impress.
      Jo: But the driver did everything he could not to be seen. This guy wanted to be noticed. I think John Everett was a guest at the party.

    • Jo: A fifth invitation. The artist said she only made four. That means one of our victims has been lying to us.

    • Flack: So he risks his life to save this sick bastard and instead of getting a well-deserved thanks, gets a body bag?

    • Jo: One of our victims is really our driver.
      Mac: There's a killer among us.

    • Jo: Tell me, Neal... why do you think a guy like you got invited to hang out with all those pretty people?
      Neal Cooper: I don't want to talk to her. I want to go home.
      Mac: Answer the question.
      Neal Cooper: I... I don't know. Must've been a mistake, right?
      Jo: I mean, come on, let's face it, you're just an average, ordinary nobody. A loser. The kind that women like me don't know exist.
      Neal Cooper: Bitch!

    • Neal Cooper: You think that you're b... better than me, don't you?
      Jo: Not better than you, Neal. Just not a murderer.

    • Neal Cooper: N...nobody wanted me. I was tired of being alone.
      Mac: That's why I'm gonna do everything in my power to make sure that you spend the rest of your life in solitary confinement. All alone.

    • Mac: Neal Cooper lived his entire life convinced the world had wronged him. Decided to kill the people he held most responsible.
      Jo: If he'd spent less time blaming them, he'd have realized the real enemy was himself.
      Mac: Perception can be a dangerous thing.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Music featured:
      I Like That by Richard Vission & Static Revenger featuring Luciana (Club scene at the beginning of the episode).

    • Deja Howell, who plays Victoria Enzo, also appears in episode 4x13 All In The Family.


      Alexa Havins, who plays Jessica Thompson, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Dude, Where's My Groom?


      Toni Wynne, who plays Tina Martin, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Working Stiffs and in the CSI: Miami one Down To The Wire.


      Paul Ben-Victor, who plays Carmen Enzo, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Killer.


      Carl Ciarfalio, who plays Carlo, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Leapin' Lizards.


      Carter MacIntyre, who plays Chris Boyle, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Forget Me Not.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 4, 2011 on CTV.
      Norway: March 2, 2011 on TVNorge.
      Turkey: March 28, 2011 on CNBC-e.
      United Kingdom: April 2, 2011 on Five/Five HD.
      Spain: May 24, 2011 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: May 25, 2011 on AXN.
      Slovakia: November 29, 2011 on JOJ.
      Germany: December 19, 2011 on Vox.
      Finland: June 20, 2012 on MTV3.

    • This episode aired at a special time at 10pm.

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