When entering the room of the threesome, Hawkes refers to expecting a robo-spanker. There actually was a robot spanker in the lab in Season 1's episode Hush.
Goof: Two people in a relationship is MONOgamy (committed to one person).
Three people in a relationship is BInogamy/bigamy (committed to two people).
The wives in this episode claim that they are TRInogamous. But that would add up to four people in the relationship (each committed to three people).
Stella: How did you know she was going to slap you?
Mac: I didn't. I thought she'd give me a little punch in the arm.
Mac: Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and you don't get to know why.
Sid: Have you ever had a threesome?
(Hawkes stares at Sid and drops bullet into evidence envelope)
(Mac and Hawkes enter the Jeffries' apartment.)
Mac: Welcome to the house of trinogamy.
Hawkes: Wow, I gotta admit this was not what I expected.
Mac: I'll bite. What were you expecting?
Hawkes: I dunno...lava lamps, weird tapestry, a robo-spanker, maybe a couple of big--
Mac: (cuts him off) Alright, alright. I'm sorry I asked.
Lindsay: You think Danny calls me Montana because I'm a 49er's fan?
Sid: He calls you that because he has a crush on you.
(Lindsay looks at him.)
Danny: See a view like this, eh? (refers to the bay and the city) Beats the wheat fields, no?
(Lindsay walks over to stand beside him and look at the view.)
Lindsay: Have you ever even seen a wheat field? (goes back to the body)
Danny: (after a moment of silence) What's to see? It's just wheat.
Stella: (referring to the committed threesome of Mark, Elle, and Laura Jeffries) I think we need to look a little further into their arrangement.
Mac: I'm not sure I can take much more.
Mac: (after seeing Elle and Laura Jeffries console one another after seeing their husband dead) I think that answers the boy scout question.
Stella: (after seeing a victim who was shot in the eye) That's not pretty.
Stella: Mac, are you seeing this?
Mac: Yeah, a mermaid. Why not?
Lindsay: No throwing this one back.
Mac: This one's a keeper.
(Stella picks up the newspaper with the bullet's metal jacket in it)
Stella: Ripped from the headlines.
C.S.I.'s 12x15 episode is also entitled Stealing Home.
Mackenzie Mauzy, who plays Sara Butler, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Lost&Found.
Original International Air Dates:
Turkey: July 24, 2006 on CNBC-e.
Spanish episode title: Muerte en el Río, meaning Death at the River.
Revolution by Dizmas.
In the Deep by Bird York.
Hill of Our Home by Psapp.
Deja (Mary) by Sidestepper.
Recurring by Bonobo.
*also the mermaid victim sings at one point Somewhere Out There from An American Tail.
Hawkes mentions a robo-spanker as one of the things he would expect to find in the married threesome's house. This is an allusion to 1x16 Hush, in which Danny and Aiden worked a case about human bondage where one of the items confiscated was a robo-spanker.
James Vackner: (After he is confronted with proof that he was the mermaid murderer) So it goes.
This line can be a possible reference to the Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse Five, where "So it goes" was said when any character died.
Mermaid Parade: At the beginning of the episode, Mac and Stella make a reference to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade after they pull the mermaid out of the water.
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which began in 1983, was started by Dick Zigun, founder of Coney Island, USA. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the start of the Summer season, and pays homage to original Coney Island Mardi Gras parades from the early 20th century. It takes place annually on the first Saturday of Summer- rain or shine.
Stella: Ripped from the headlines.
This line is a direct reference to Law and Order's TAG line, in which a good majority of its episodes are based on real-life stories.