Season 5 Episode 4

Sex, Lies, And Silicone

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 22, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When a woman dies in the middle of a street parade, Mac and his team must figure out what happened to her. This investigation leads creates some personal issues for Hawkes and professional issues for Mac.

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  • A woman murdered in a parade and Hawkes is in danger.

    A murder of a woman in a parade called Anne Steele who holds the secrets of Manhattan's corporate and politics on a flash drive which proves to be something that everyone wants because she is a consultant she had it.This flash drive also puts Hawkes in danger when his old friend asks him to get it for him because his dad helped Hawkes to become a doctor but because Hawkes wouldn't do it he is attacked but manages to defend himself.This episode was also funny with the man and his dolls who is probably one of the weirdest people who has ever been on CSI NY.This episode also was left on a cliffhanger when the flash drive was taken to the evidence storage after Mac refused to give it to Sinclair the man taking it there left it for someone to take who you didn't see so the storyline continues.moreless
  • Interesting, funny and the start of something?

    Ok so this wasn't the best case this show has ever done but it was still very New York and very cool.

    The whole twist with the blow up doll in the window was brilliant and very funny, i loved the scene with the man drinking tea with the dolls, i mean he obviously needs help.

    The whole story with the intruder in the lab and the information is looking to be leading up to something big, i liked the fact that they had someone take it at the end too. Overall another great episode, not the best case they have done but very cool and just like New York to have a blow up doll as a witness.moreless
  • A woman dies in the middle of a street festival

    In this episode of CSI New York, the following happens. During a festival type street party a woman collapses and dies. The team are called in and we learn that the victims name is Ann. Sid catches an intruder in Autopsy who manages to escape. The team believe that they have an eye witness to a murder. They go to the apartment and the man claims that he can't remember her name. When Flack and Messer head to the victims apartment they find someone inside. They arrest him ad learn that he is a private investigator. They believe that he was also the intruder in autopsy. Evidence leads them to a company who make dolls for men. They get a warrant and track down customers. The team learn that their missing eye witness is actually a doll. The killer turns out to be the owner of the doll. Ann copied some files from his computer; he went after her and ended up killing her. At the end we see the key piece of evidence, being lost.moreless
  • I really am loving this season, and this episode is just the very reason I watch. It's a great installment, and the characters are always surprising. The 'doll' ties everybody in to each others underlying sexual tones.moreless

    As usual, the beginning of the episode lays the plot and the feel of the show. I keep hearing that there's something going on with Adam and Stella... or atleast with Adam. There was a moment when Adam spontaneously brushed an eye-lash off of Stella's face. It kept me wondering if this was his moment of showing affection, or whether this was just another of his awkward moments. I like both. The doll. Oh my gosh. I couldn't stop laughing at how and where and when the doll(s) were dragged into the fun, and how they (dolls) revealed the inner workings of emotions between characters. Linds and Flack are happening. Although Flack keeps his cool head. I loved when Linds yells out (paraphrase here) "A doll! I can understand you leaving me for another woman, but a DOLL!!" Flacks response shows how cool-headed he is with all of this, "Excuse my wife. She's not well." Hysteria. All in all, this is another fine example of the series, and keeps me waiting for the next episode.moreless
  • A woman dies during a street parade. The investigation reveals that the woman had collected dirt on many prominent New York City figures, including Chief Sinclair. The investigation also create's problems in Hawkes' personal life.moreless

    Despite the fact that the other reviews of this episode have pretty much said it all about this episode, I wanted to weigh in with my opinions. I found this episode to be one of the best written episodes of the series. One of the reasons why I like it as much as I do is because this time around we see how the case directly effects the lives of two key characters, specificaly Mac and Sheldon. Such episodes work well (As they have in the other "CSI" shows) because the scripts are well written. An episode worth your time.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

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Greg Pullman

Guest Star

Christopher Stapleton

Christopher Stapleton

Anthony Martino

Guest Star

Kelly Noonan

Kelly Noonan

Rebecca Anderson

Guest Star

Mykelti Williamson

Mykelti Williamson

Chief of Detectives Brigham Sinclair

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Trevor: You can't just come barging in here without a warrant!
      Flack: (Pulls an evelope out of his jacket) Oh, look what I got!

    • Mac: You know I got your back.
      Hawkes: I've got yours.

    • Danny: That puts the victim in your apartment.
      Trevor: So?
      Flack: That would mean you lied. (Trevor looks like he's about to retort. Flack lifts a hand up in a stop position, slightly off screen slightly on.) AH. We'll take a ride downtown to talk about this.
      (Trevor's real doll is carted away. Trevor and Danny watch, Danny pats his arm and steers him.)
      Danny: Ya see, that's why boys shouldn't play with dolls.

    • Flack: (nods to silicone doll, smirking) Hey girl. What's your sign?

    • (About the silicone doll).
      Lindsay: We are gonna need to take her and do a few tests.
      Mr. Gorem: Tests? Where?
      Lindsay: At our Lab
      Mr. Gorem: Can I at least come with her? She's very fragile.
      Lindsay: Don't worry. We'll be gentle.

    • (About the silicone doll).
      Adam: I've never seen one in my life before, it's so realistic. Can I touch her?
      Stella: Adam!

    • Stella: In a city of 12 million, and people need mannequins to... keep them company. I mean, what does that say about what we are as a species?

    • Mac: What, is the carnival in town?
      Flack: Nah, it's a renegade street party. Ever since the city put restrictions on public gatherings, they've been popping up all over town.

    • (About Sinclair's relationship with the victim, Ann Steele).
      Sinclair: Why don't you stick to the science on this, Mac? I'll take care of the politics.
      Mac: Why do I get the feeling you know more than you're telling me?
      Sinclair: Because you're a cop. Just remember I'm your boss.

    • Sinclair: For every NYPD salary we no longer pay, we can hire three new civilians. You do the math, detective. The phrase is: bottom line. Three people for one.
      Mac: If lab security is vulnerable, every piece of evidence we process can be called into question. What's the bottom line on that?
      Sinclair: I understand your frustration. I get orders from the top, just like you. I don't have to like them, I just have to make them happen.

    • (Flack and Lindsay walk down the street; Flack is pushing a life sized silicone doll on a package cart)
      Lindsay: Wow. Okay. How weird was that? There's no way that one of these could replace a real woman!
      Flack: Oh I don't know, Linds. They're not bad looking. Think of all the money a guy could save on dinner.
      Lindsay: (pauses) A doll?!? I mean I could understand if you dumped me for a real woman but a piece of plastic? What does she have that I don't have? Huh?
      Flack: (to onlookers from outdoor cafe) Forgive my wife. She's not well. (To Lindsay) I'm gonna get you for that Monroe. Big time.

    • Danny: We're here for your girlfriend.
      Trevor Jones: What girlfriend?
      Danny: The rubber one.
      Flack: Danny! Silicone.
      Danny: Oh yeah, right. Silicone.

  • NOTES (5)


    • The final scene depicting the flash drive being rolled into the NYPD's off-site evidence storage closely resembles the closing moments of Raiders of the Lost Ark (when the crate containing the Ark of the Covenant is wheeled into a similarly huge and box-filled government warehouse). Coincidentally, the episode following this one has an Indiana Jones theme.

    • The title of this episode Sex, Lies and Silicone refers to the 1989 movie Sex, Lies and Videotape starring James Spader and Andie MacDowell.