Season 6 Episode 22

Point of View

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 19, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Mac witnesses by chance some strange whereabouts from his apartment that might be related to the ongoing investigation of a crime scene. When the case seems to get cold, he is again witness to even more puzzling, surprising and likely dangerous events involving someone he knows well.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Pa..Leeeze... this CSI NY is getting as bad as CSI Miami with weak scripts.

    OK lets see. A NYC detective with loads of experience at almost being a super cop watches from his Rear Window what appears to be a guy handling a vile of something or other that kills a canary and is also linked to a death at a bar and he doesn't immediately get home security over there? inspector Clouso..we missed you. Where have you been hiding?...France? And the incredible circumstance that Clouso's girlfriend just happened to be in NY and just happened to be in the apartment of the suspect when Mac is repairing himself from his fall across the courtyard from Mac's new apartment...Pa...Leeeeze.

    Pa..Leeeze... this CSI NY is getting as bad as CSI Miami with weak scripts.moreless
  • Oh well....

    I LOVE Gary Sinise, when this show came on years ago I was really looking forward to watching it. After two years, I just stopped. It just didn't seem to be realistic. So after all these years I gave it a shot....well, I'm surprised no one reviewed the fact that he did NOT call the authorties after witnessing the gas mask and the death of the bird. OMG, in real life anyone would call the authorities, let alone someone connected with law inforcment.

    The idea of the episode, taken from the movie "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart, could have been so much better if they hadn't let that mistake happen right off the bat.moreless
  • One of the best episodes ever on CSI NY!

    It was quite interesting to see Mac injured and spying on his neighbors. I loved Stella's reaction to him spying and how she brought him breakfast. It really shows how close the team is and I love that. They're not afraid to hug each other or take care of each other, they're family. Adam was so cute when he was in Mac's apartment. He is always so nervous around Mac, but that what makes him so adorable. Seeing Peyton again was actually more interesting that I had thought it would be. It's not everyday you get to see a woman punch Mac Taylor either, even if it was just a little punch. Overall, awesome episode!moreless
  • Quiet chapter with an old character coming back....

    It was fine, not great but not boring either... Peyton bothered me a little bit though... Her attitude was very flirty all the time with Mac and she even tried to kiss him... The case seemed to be the less important thing on the chapter and there wasn't a lot of science in it actually... As always Adam was the highlight of the chapter and his scene with Mac was really funny. I missed Danny and Flack... One of my favorite scenes? the bees one... Lindsay and her bugs affinity and Adam walking them was funny!

    Mac can barely walk but he can kick a door open? *rolls*moreless
  • Point of view

    Just one more episode left for CSI: NY in what has been a pretty fun season with some really good episodes (like Hill Harper trapped in prison) and some big name guest stars. The show is moving to Fridays next season, for which will most likely be its last, and that is unfortunate as this is one of the best procedurals on television.

    Tonight's episode was exciting, but it lacked in substance a little bit. There was actually too much action at times, a lot of yelling and screaming, and not much of a backstory; kind of like a Steven Seagal movie.

    Nice episode, hopefully the season finale is even better.moreless
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack 'Mac' Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Palmer Davis

Palmer Davis

Disapproving Mother

Guest Star

Steven Krueger

Steven Krueger

Teenage Boyfriend

Guest Star

Karyn Nesbit

Karyn Nesbit

Teenage Girl

Guest Star

Claire Forlani

Claire Forlani

Dr. Peyton Driscoll

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Goof: At the end scene where Mac and Peyton are looking out of the window towards the neighbor making out, we see a woman in a blue sweater walking towards the door. Then the camera switches back to Mac and Peyton for some seconds. When the camera switches back to the neighbor, the woman is still walking towards the door when she should have reached it already.

    • Goof: The injuries Mac suffers after falling from three stories are not realistic. Also, he shouldn't be able to be kicking doors open when he is barely able to walk.

    • Goof: Lindsay says that Flack uses 'altercation' and 'take a leak' in the same sentence, but he actually says each word in a different sentence:

      Flack: He didn't even know there was an altercation. Another customer found the vic when he came in to take a leak.
      Lindsay: Did you just use 'take a leak' and 'altercation' in the same sentence?

    • Goof: When Kevin Scott drops the canister containing the poison gas it rolls across the Conservatory roof. It is recognizable as a common brand of cooking oil pump spray that would never be able to safely contain poisonous gas without leaking.

    • Mac owns a football ball signed by Joe Namath, a New York Jets quarterback.

    • The Manhattan Enrichment Conservatory does not exist, it's a fictional one.

    • Peyton used to be a teacher at Chelsea University, which is also fictional.

    • Goof: Mac's phone camera is too good to belong to a cell phone. It records from one apartment to the other with an excellent resolution.

    • Flashbacks to episodes 3x01 People With Money and 3x07 Murder Sings the Blues can be seen during this episode.

    • Peyton's old cell phone number was 011 20 555 1052.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • (A picture of the blueprint shows up on the screen with the word 'conservatory' missing several letters)
      Adam: Any chance we can buy a vowel? (Thinks about what the word could be, then figures it out) Conservatory. Unnnh!

    • Mac: (To Stella as he holds a pile of papers to be signed) You need all this stuff by tonight? You show me no mercy.

    • Stella: Photo was lifted from security footage from a bar in Astoria, Queens.
      Mac: Shane Casey's still posing as a cop.
      Stella: Yeah. And he still has Danny's stolen badge and debit card.

    • Stella: Spicy orange chicken from Señor Chow's.
      Mac: Nice.
      Stella: You're gonna have to live with the fact that you'll smell like garlic all day, but it might take the edge off your pain medication.

    • Stella: I miss being a teenager.
      Mac: Yeah, me, too. I was grounded every other weekend.

    • Hawkes: Bartender have any idea who did this?
      Flack: No. He didn't even know there was an altercation. Another customer found the vic when he came in to take a leak.
      Lindsay: Did you just use 'take a leak' and 'altercation' in the same sentence?

    • Hawkes: Why didn't our John Doe fight back? Fear?
      Flack: This guy?
      Hawkes: Hey, he was clearly sweating. Those are urine stains on his pants.
      Flack: Are you kidding me? Who could make a big strong guy like that scared enough to pee his pants?

    • Danny: Those are some pretty rough-looking bruises you got on your hand there, big guy.
      Troy Picozzi: I work hard.
      Danny: On what, breaking glass?

    • Danny: You know, Troy, innocent folks don't usually ask for a lawyer.
      Troy Picozzi: That's 'cause they're stupid and don't have the balls to sue you guys for false arrest.

    • Adam: No way. Is this really Namath's signature?
      Mac: Yes. Put the football down, Adam.
      Adam: Not good to touch things... Oh. (Turns on a machine) I gotta get me one of these. What is it?
      Mac: It's a ball chain machine. It's a rare and very fragile antique.
      Adam: Yeah? You know, boss, I would have never imagined you'd have such cool stuff in your apartment. Well, it.. it... it's not that you're not cool, it's just... you know, I just thought that, you know, well, you wouldn't be so, well, not so...
      Mac: Cool?
      Adam: No. That is... that's not what I meant...

    • Mac: (About a John Doe) I believe I saw this guy this morning, in that apartment over there.
      Adam: Was he dead?
      Mac: No. Very much alive.

    • Mac: Let yourself out.
      Adam: Okay.
      Mac: Don't touch anything.

    • Sid: I printed our vic. No hits in AFIS. This guy is clean, and I mean really clean. His body was coated with various disinfectants. Head to toe.

    • Mac: It took me a while to track down your number.
      Peyton: Mac... I... I... I'm in New York.
      Mac: I know you're in New York. You look great. Look out the window. The building across the way. I'll wave.

    • Mac: (About Kevin Scott, Peyton's host) You do look great. How well do you know that guy?
      Peyton: Oh, he's just a friend.
      Mac: Oh, well, there are plenty of really nice hotels in the city.
      Peyton: He had a spare room, and it... just made things easier.

    • Mac: How do you know this Kevin?
      Peyton: Professor Scott. He was a colleague of mine, when I was teaching at Chelsea University.
      Mac: So what do you know about his background? Any arrests? Criminal record?
      Peyton: Mac. Is this an interrogation?
      Mac: There's been some strange things going on in his apartment the past few days.
      Peyton: Have you been peering through your neighbours' windows?
      Mac: Peyton, a man was found dead yesterday afternoon. A few hours before, he paid a visit to Kevin Scott.
      Peyton: Um... I...I should go.

    • Peyton: Mac, the thing that impressed me the most when I met you was your passion for your work, but not everything is a crime.

    • Peyton: Isn't it a crime to spy on your neighbours?
      Mac: Uh, from this distance? Nope. Not even a misdemeanor.

    • Stella: What are you two doing here? (Hugs Peyton) Hey.
      Mac: I think I may know a little something about your poison victim.
      Peyton: And I'm here to prove a man innocent.

    • Mac: Wasps have an incredible sense of smell. A highly sensitive antennae.
      Adam: Why use wasps instead of dogs?
      Peyton: Dogs attract attention. Mac doesn't want his neighbours to know that they're under surveillance.
      Mac: Dogs also take days instead of minutes to train, Adam.

    • Mac: If that bird is out there in that courtyard, these wasps will find it. They can detect chemicals at very minute levels, down to parts per billion. I could make this all much easier.
      Peyton: I could just ask Kevin, over dinner, if he happened to kill his bird and his friend.
      Mac: And ruin all the fun?

    • Kevin Scott: (Recording his statement in front of a video camera) We're not ready. No one is ready for biological warfare. Our citizens... they're not safe. You're not safe. I've proved that. If I can get a deadly gas into a room full of political dignitaries without detection, imagine what our enemies can do. I mean... wake up, people. I've done you a favour. Look around you. They are among us. And they are planning their next attack.
      Flack: It's the only way he'd agree to a confession. Thinks we're gonna upload it onto Youtube or something. His mission statement. That guy's crazy.

    • Peyton: Wasn't exactly how I imagined I'd see you again.
      Mac: Everything about the two of us was always unpredictable.
      Peyton: That's why it was so great. I'm so sorry for the way I ended everything. You deserved so much better than that. I needed to be with my family in London, and I... I didn't want to change my mind. I didn't want to have to see you, look you in the eye... and choose between you and them.
      Mac: I understand the choice you made. I just don't understand how you handled it. You gave me no chance. And I missed you.

    • Peyton: Dr. Aubrey... do you like her?
      Mac: Dr. Hunter? We're just friends.
      Peyton: We started out as just friends.
      Mac: You jealous?
      Peyton: Yeah.
      Mac: Good.

    • Mac: You know, it's like a soap opera in this complex over here. I had no idea what was going on in the world in the middle of the day until I got marooned in this chair.
      Stella: (Shocked) Mac Taylor! You're spying on your neighbours!

  • NOTES (4)

    • The flashback in which Danny and Flack inform Mac about Casey having Messer's badge and using his ATM card was originally planned to be part of episode 6x20 Tales from the Undercard as CBS informed in its official press release but it didn't make it to the final cut of the episode.

    • According to Pam Veasey, who pens this episode, it pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.

    • Palmer Davis, who plays Disapproving Mother, also appears recurrently in C.S.I. as Attorney Margaret.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 19, 2010 on CTV.
      United Kingdom: June 5, 2010 on Five.
      Czech Republic: July 24, 2010 on AXN.
      Spain: August 10, 2010 on AXN.
      Turkey: August 29, 2010 on CNBC-e.
      Sweden: October 4, 2010 on Kanal 5.
      Norway: November 3, 2010 on TVNorge.
      Germany: February 21, 2011 on Vox.
      Slovakia: June 14, 2011 on JOJ.
      Finland: July 20, 2011 on MTV3.


    • Adam: Any chance we can buy a vowel?

      It is an allusion to the tv game show Wheel of Fortune where several contestants compete against each other to solve a word puzzle for money and prizes.