Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Detective Stella Bonasera
Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.
Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Goof: The baby was born in the Year of the Monkey and was 11 months old. Chinese New Year for the Year of the Monkey started January 22, 2004. In order for the baby to be 11 months old, this episode, shown in mid-November, must take place after December 22.
Mac: You buying his story?
Flack: You know me, everyone's a suspect until you prove otherwise.
Stella: These days, anyone can be a banker.
Danny: Yeah, but you'd think they'd consider some form of security. Like double-thick steel. What is this, stainless steel sheeting?
Stella: It's the illusion of security.
Danny: I got the same stuff on the front of my dishwasher.
Stella: With all this rain, it's not like Mother Nature's playing ball.
Mac: Then it's time to change the game.
Flack: Gotta wear a mask to a bank robbery. It's a rule!
Hawkes: Any glass shatter at the scene?
Hawkes: Lead paint?
Mac: It's possible. (A bit flustered from the questions by Hawkes) Usually you have all the answers, Sheldon.
(Flack walks up to Willet with Aiden while introducing themselves as cops).
Luther Willett: Wow, cops round here just get prettier every day.
Flack: Watch it.
Luther Willet: Oh, hey, don't get upset. I just got out of prison. You both look good to me. (Willet smirks)
Mac: We've got your print on the newsstand handle. Why'd you keep going, Marvin? Could have been a hero. Return Joanne's baby ... nobody would've known you were ever involved.
Marvin Hummel: It never would've gotten to that if those guys hadn't messed up at the bank.
Mac: It's always something --something you didn't expect or count on, something that screws everything up. If only Tony had gone home. If only it hadn't rained.
Mac: And you're sure this came from Hummel's gun?
Danny: Absolutely. He doesn't deny discharging his weapon.
Mac: But ... ?
Danny: If Marvin's story is true about what happened, and he was shooting at the bad guys -- this bullet discharged from his gun and stopped midair and then turned left and then hit the pillar.
Stella: Great. So if the kidnapper takes the money, we can't go after them.
Flack: Our priority has to be getting the child back. Collaring the kidnapper is a close second.
Mac: We have someone's masks, Playbill magazine, and fake snow, and a play set in the wintertime.
Mac: One dead in the vault. One who ran out in the street.
(They reach the back door)
Stella: And one got away. Blood trail just ends.
(Flashback of robber leaving through the alleyway, rain washing away the blood.)
Mac: Our evidence was washed away by the rain.
Mac: I hear this guy is just the opening act. The main event's in the bank.
Stella: They do things big south of Canal Street. It's Chinatown, Mac.
(Mac who previously made fun of Stella for her use of the word gooey, uses it himself.)
Mac: Some sort of 'gooey' residue on the top of the piece of paper.
Stella: (Smirks) Great choice of words.
Stella: There's something gooey here.
Mac: Gooey? There's a good forensic word. Gooey. I'll have to use that more.
Twilight by Aphrodite.
German episode title: Im Jahr des Affen, meaning "In The Year Of The Monkey".
Scenes from this episode were filmed during a real police terrorist response drill in New York City. While filming in the city, the producers of the show and star Melina Kanakaredes were caught in a rain storm near Central Park. An unannounced police terrorist response drill allowed the producers to create new scenes and incorporate New York's finest into the filming of the show.
Stella: It's Chinatown, Mac.
Stella smiles when she says this; she's probably thinking of Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson. The last line in the film is, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Mac: Okay, six degrees of separation.
Six degrees of separation is a philosophical theory stating that anyone in the world can be linked to anyone else through a chain of six (or fewer) other people. It's also the title of a 1993 movie starring Will Smith, Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland.
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