Season 2 Episode 20

Run Silent, Run Deep

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Mac receives a phone call confessing to an old murder before the caller commits suicide. The call leads the team to a football stadium to uncover a body and they learn the suicide victim belongs to the Tanglewood gang. They also find a cigarette that puts Danny's job on the line after his DNA is found on it.
Stella and Danny investigate the death of a businessman who used the services of an expensive call girl.moreless

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  • This episode shows a lot of character development for Danny because he is told about the Tanglewood boys returning to Town and is moving on to another case because he dealt with the Tanglewood boys a long time ago.moreless

    Lindsay is later given evidence from the crime scene and learns that a piece of the evidence leads Danny to the crime.

    This episode keeps the viewer interested because we see a lot to of a motions from Danny which is very rare because you don't see that very often on this television show. I liked the way the writers kept to the viewer wondering if Danny would ever go back to doing the work he was doing.

    The last part of the episode was my favorite because Stella got of her life when she found out that her last name was turned into Web site. Stella begins to wonder if she really likes Frankie.

  • Great!!!

    All the confidence between Danny and Lindsay is shown in this chapter!! When she receives the results she looks shocked! Then She pages Danny and he appears asking if she is all right, so sweet, and then..BOOM!! The results!!! I love the fact that she hadn't told anyone only him!! And when he gives the badge to the cop she looks so worried and He seems to be thinking that He had disappointed her, but It is clear that He is not mad at her!! I hate that in a whole Danny chapter we have to end with Stella and the Internet!! I think it had been a better ending to see the hug between Mac and Danny!!moreless
  • Carmine Giovinazzo Shines !

    Loved the ominous phone ringing in Mac's office at the start of the eppy.Love the teamwork with Jersey CSI - - LOVED how Mac believed Danny from the get go. Mac confronting Louie, who was and still is protecting Danny. Mac showing his frustration at knowing Danny's innocence but being unable to prove it show his level of concern. GREAT scene when Stella reminded Mac that "we are never out of evidence. Now the Dead Banker case nothing too out of the ordinary but the one thing I picked up on, what do you do when you walk into a dark room, turn on the light, Stella immediately used her flashlite instead. Stella had her suspect and let him go, though she didn't know it at the time. Melanie hitting on Stella was kinda funny. Loved Stella and Adam in reconstruction. Thought it was really gross that the murder was using the same oyster shucker on food that he used in the murder. Loved how Stella was empathic when making the arrest. I loved Carmine's work in this episode, award caliber for sure.moreless
  • Absolutely beautiful and moving.

    I'm not going to even pretend there was a B case on this one. The A case was pure gold. We finally get a follow-up on the Tanglewood storyline. About time, too. Danny (or Carmine, whatever) shone in this epi. You could tell right away that he wanted to stay away from the whole situation, but Sassone dragged him into it. Still, he remained as tough as he could. Seeing such raw emotion coming from him was heart-wrenching. I shook for nearly an hour after the hospital scene. Still, Mac was there for him, like a good boss/friend should. Even over a year later, this episode stays with me. Not a day goes by that I don't give it at least a moment's consideration.moreless
  • Very intense episode.

    What a great and intense episode. We meet the Tanglewood Boys again and find out that Louie, Danny's brother, is one of them. One member of the Tanglewood Boys killed himself and gave Mac a hint where to find a dead boy. The case is really interesting, and when we find out that the cigarette that was found next to the dead body is from Danny, it becomes very dramatic. But then Louie is beaten up by the Tanglewood Boys after getting a statement from Sonny Sassone, who confessed the murder of the boy. Danny isn't guilty (What else did we expect?) But he also finds out that his brother had only wanted to protect him in this one night. The scene of Danny standing next to Louie's hospital bed, telling his brother he loves him and later cries in front of Mac- that was incredibly intense.

    This was a fantastic storyline and a great way to find out more about Danny and his relationship to his brother.moreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Jennifer Elise Cox

Jennifer Elise Cox

Melanie Stefano

Guest Star

Ed Quinn

Ed Quinn

Frankie Mala

Guest Star

Larry Romano

Larry Romano

Louie Messer

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: After Taylor arrested Sassone he whispered to him "Sweet Dreams Dead Man". Which was the same thing Sassone said when he shot Bobby Manning. How could he have known that?

    • Goof: In CSI: NY's episode Tanglewood (episode #1-13), it was shown that Sonny Sassone's birth date was 12 April, 1979. In this episode, Danny said the murder happened 15 years ago in 1991. Doing the math, that makes Sonny 12-years old at that time.

    • They identified Newt Glick by "matching" the writing on the mirror (done by smearing vaseline with a finger) to the writing in the note (done by using a pen). While matching hand-writing between to hand-written notes is reliable enough for probable cause to get a warrant, due to the different mechanics involved in writing on a mirror with a finger, matching that to a pen-written note is not as reliable. In fact most people have fairly different hand-writings from the two methods.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Danny: I love women!

    • Mac: (to Danny) We did everything we could forensically, but in the end it was Louie who saved you.

    • Mac: (to Sonny Sassone) Sweet dreams, dead man.

    • Mac: Danny's fate hangs in the balance, and we're out of evidence.
      Stella: We're never out of evidence. Your words, not mine.

    • Stella: You wear spray-on hose, right?
      Melanie: Yes. It makes my legs look sexy. See? (Melanie stretches her legs out to show them off) I don't like fishnets. They give me an itch.
      Stella: Give it up, Melanie, I like men.

    • Mac: You may walk on me once, but not twice. I'm in your life now, Sonny. Get used to it.
      Sonny Sassone: I have to say, I'm not worried about this.
      Mac: You should be.

    • (Sid is showing Stella the stab wounds and lifts up the skin to reveal the ribs)
      Stella: So we're looking for a dull short knife that makes unique hilt marks.
      Sid: There anything else?
      Stella: I'll take those ribs to go.

    • Sonny Sassone: Ooh! Detective Taylor! To what do I owe the pleasure?
      Mac: Sonny Sassone, you're out.
      Sonny Sassone: I told you the odds of me going away: zero.

    • Flack: (to Paul Sabatini) Hey, boxer shorts, cold shower's this way.

    • (Mac and Sid are examining Salvador Zabo's body)
      Sid: Someone took laser to this guy.
      Mac: A tattoo's been removed... can you lift it?
      Sid: I can lift the Titanic if you give me proper tools.
      Mac: What kind of tools do you need?
      Sid: A microwave.

    • Stella: La Perla underwear. These babies sell for 350 dollars.
      Danny: I get my BVDs in a three-pack for 10 bucks. Boom.

    • Danny: I swear on my mother I don't know.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Sid: I could raise the Titanic if you give me proper tools.

      The Titanic was a ship that on her maiden voyage hit an iceberg. 1500 people died that early April morning. It sank in the year 1912.

    • The Tell Tale Heart:

      The Tanglewood member that calls the police about the body buried in the stadium does so because he can no longer stand knowing the secret.

      In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart a mentally unbalanced, and paranoid man murders his elderly neighbor because he thinks he was constantly watching him. He then hides the body beneath the floorboards of the neighbors's house. When the police show up a little later, he tries to play it cool and says that the old man is out of town and he is house-sitting. The police accept his story but the man's conscience (and paranoia) get the better of him and he thinks he hears the old man's heart beating from under the floor. The beating sound, which only he can hear, gets louder and louder. When the police fail to respond to the sound he determines that they are trying to manipulate him and eventually snaps. He tears the floorboards up and gives himself up because he can not take it anymore.

    • Jimmy Hoffa:

      Union leader James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa disappeared in 1975 just before a meeting with two Mafia leaders. He was never found and was presumed dead by most. Rumors began to circulate that he was murdered and buried in the end zone of Giants Stadium in New Jersey. In their first season, the Myth Busters tried to debunk the urban legend using ground-penetrating radar. They did not find anything where he is purported to be buried and so announced the myth busted.

    • Title: Run Silent, Run Deep is a 1958 film (an allegory for Moby Dick) starring Clark Gable as the captain of a US WWII submarine obsessed with sinking the Japanese warship that sank his previous command. Burt Lancaster plays the first officer.