Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.
Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Detective Stella Bonasera
Dr. Sid Hammerback
Goof: Danny has shorter hair when he arrives home than when he left work.
Goof: Danny leaves his apartment with nothing but his keys. However, when he shows up in the courtroom in Montana, he is wearing a different outfit.
The website Stella is looking at is www.knowhivaids.org
Goof: As the countdown for the second trick starts, the outside display starts at 4:00:00, but the one being watched by the CSI team is showing 00:58:59, losing three hours.
This can be explained by the simple passage of time: the illusion starts as shown and three hours later, Danny and Stella are watching the coverage on the news back at the lab. There's nothing to suggest it was intended as an immediately following scene.
Goof: When the team is examining the severed body at the crime scene, there are shots of the upper half of the body in the box. The innards are intact. Nothing is hanging out. This is not realistic.
Criss Angel, who portrayed Luke Blade in this episode, is a real magician who has done all the tricks in his Death Becomes Me and before in his reality show Criss Angel Mindfreak.
Mac: When mind, body and spirit come together, anything is possible. Even murder!
Flack: (to Rupert) She was murdered last night. You think you can wave your hand over her,bring her back to life?
Stella : Who found her?
Flack: Night watchman. 75 years old. The paramedics are treating him for shock.
Flack: (to Rupert after he says he loved the victim) Yeah, and nothing says I love you back like an order of protection.
Danny: (to Mac before setting him on fire) Okay, but if you go up in flames, I get your office.
Flack: Do you think Houdini knew the impact he would have on the mafia lingo?
Hawkes: I'm sorry?
Flack: It's like, when they whack somebody they say "we made them do a Houdini". Do you think that would make him proud?
Hawkes: Are we actually having this conversation?
Flack: Oh I'm sorry, can you explain the difference between DNA and RNA? Is that better? 'Cause that's a scintillating conversation right there.
Hawkes: It would be if you knew the interest... (interrupted by Ruppert).
Stella: They say burning is the most painful of deaths.
Danny: I love it. How do they know? What did they do, take a poll? 64% of dead people surveyed...
Danny: Go with your instincts.
Danny: (throws his hands in the air) Why do I even bother if you already know the answer Mac?
Mac: (to Danny, holding out a lighter) What other job allows you to light your boss on fire?
Flack: I'm looking for a way to make my caseload disappear.
Danny: (chuckling after mistaking a female colleague for Lindsay) I'm losing my mind...
Mac: I'm not going to go after him with something up my sleeve, I want real evidence.
Mac: The end is charred.
Danny: So much for questionning Austin Cannon.
Mac: Looks like the trick's on us.
Danny: (as Mac twists up a napkin) Merlin, what are you doing here? Trading in your crime scene kit for a magic kit?
Danny: That's impressive. It's not a butterfly, but it's impressive.
Luke Blade: (Screaming) Someone please light me on fire!
Luke Blade: (to Mac and Danny) If that's all detectives, I'm gonna go light myself on fire.
Rupert Lanigan: (After Mac explains exactly how Rupert performed his bringing a fly back to life trick) Who are you? The Magic Police?
Flack: I like the fake fly theory better.
Sid: Mind, body, and spirit.
Stella: Well we've got her mind and body, we just have to figure out who took her spirit.
(Examining the woman who was sawed in half)
Sid: Do I even need to state the cause of death?
Mac: The killer took a bow.
Danny: Of all the bodies, this is on the top ten most twisted list.
Mac: Not the ordinary slice of life.
Stella: She was alive when he cut her in half.
Mac: Something tells me this girl wasn't a volunteer from the audience.
Stella: (holds up saw) Clearly this trick didn't work.
Goof: Danny mentions that Linsday is at the Bozeman County Courthouse in Montana when in reality Bozeman is the seat of Gallatin County, Montana. It was named in honor of Albert Gallatin who served the longest tenure as United States Secretary of the Treasury for 13 years under Presidents Jefferson and Madison from 1801 to 1814.
Spanish episode title: Un Truco Descabellado, meaning CrazyTrick.
This is the first appearance of Anna Belknap after having her daughter.
New Zealand: May 30, 2007 on TV3.
Turkey: June 25, 2007 on CNBC-e.
Norway: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 on TVNorge.
Spain: Friday, July 10, 2007 on AXN Spain.
Germany: Monday, January 21, 2008 on VOX.
Israel: Monday, February 25, 2008 on XtraHOT.
Finland: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 on MTV3.
The Czech Republic: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 on TV Nova.
Tubefed by Halou.
During Lindsay's testimony we learn that her friends were killed for no reason. In 2x22, Stealing Home, Lindsay was obsessed with finding out the "why" behind a crime without a reason.
One of Lindsay's friends was lying on her stomach, her head turned to the side, in a pool of blood. It is the same position in which Omen Suicide, the victim in 3x05 Oedipus Hex, was found, affecting Lindsay greatly.
During her testimony, Lindsay reveals that she curled up in the corner of the bathroom and covered her ears. In 3x02 Not What It Looks Like, Danny finds Lindsay curled up in a corner, covering her ears.
One of the victim's name is Sarah, a country girl, same as the victim in 2x22 Stealing Home, where the death of a country girl named Sarah rattled Lindsay a lot.
Flack: I'm looking for a way to make my case load disappear Rupert, you got that in your bag of tricks?
Rupert: They're not tricks, they're illusions.
Magicians hate when what they do is called a trick.
Flack: You went John Hinckley on her, Rupert.
John Hinckley saw the movie Taxi Driver and developed a bizarre obsession with actress Jodie Foster, who starred in the film with Robert De Niro. In 1981, Hinckley tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in order to impress Foster. Reagan was severely injured but he survived. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and he remains institutionalized.
Title: Sleight out of hand.
Sleight of hand is practiced by most if not all magicians. It is something that happens in one hand while the other hand does something else that goes unnoticed.
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