CSI: NY

Season 3 Episode 10

Sweet 16

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 22, 2006 on CBS
9.0
out of 10
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198 votes
10

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The team is lead to a crime scene involving a parachute jumper in the middle of the city, whose parachute apparently failed. And one CSI is injured when a snake is found at a crime scene.

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  • CSI investigates the deaths of a homing pigeon racer and a father who was murdered at his daughter Sweet Sixteen party.

    10
    A very good episode and very enjoyable i like it when linsey gets bit and her friends are worried for her and start to think the worse has happened but she s ok and everything ok in the end and guess what??? they solve the case and all ends well....

    well for the team not for the dead but still a great episode and well witten ,, well done guys keep it up and i hope the series never ends dannys fit lol hope you like my review and it helps you with this episode bye and keep watching bye xxxmoreless
  • Wow, fascinating episode.

    10
    The one thing that really made this episode deserve a 10 was the fact that they didn't wait until the damn near end to snake-bite Lindsey. I mean, It wasn't great that she was bitten, it was jsut great they didn't pul lthat stunt CSI: Miami pulled.



    When Mac and Danny found two sets of prints on the murder weapon, I was instantly on the dad. I think it was because it was revealed that Jesse was being abused and when you think about it, why would he want to kill the man who was like a sancutary for him? Naw, I was definitely all over the old man.



    Sweet Sixteen, pfff. I guess only rich people get cars on their birthday. I didn't get anything spectacular for my 16th b-day. I think the mother 's gonna plead insanity. God knows I would if I had to deal with two spoiled brats. Yes, parents can be considered spoiled brats too. The snake thing was so fricking original. Go CSI: NY!moreless
  • Interesting

    8.4
    I liked this episdode. I love how both cases were worked into the episode and they worked well together. The parachuter and the man found in the racing pigeon coop, although not linked to each other played a pivitol role in the episode. What was the x factor in that case when the teenager of the man that was the suspect was abused, how Mac took him under his wing and that lead to Mac meeting up with Reed, Claire's biological son. The moment that they met was very touching and sincere. The sweet sixteen case was original. With Stella, Hawkes, and Lindsay working that case, it was going to be special. Anna's pregnancy worked it's way into the storyline when Lindsay got bit by a cobra at the party. She was alright but it gave a good excuse for the writers to use less of her due to her being pregnant. I thought was the most touching moment was that even though Danny was working the case of the pigeons, he still asked how Lindsay was. Sweet!



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  • This is what i'm talking about. The cases on CSI: New York are unique than other CSIs,

    8.9
    as strange behaviors in crinmals are the results of congested cities, like New York City...People react different when they are cramped up around their living environment, especially so if fuelled by money, egos, powers, etc. Hence we have the birdman, cobras at parties, and dysfunctional parents. Sweet Sixteen was the usually fast-paced CSI: New York episode, mirroring the living pace of NYC. Mac's take on an emotional play to prove the boy innocence probably resonance with some viewers, which was followed by Don's resentment on investigation carried out based on hutches, and relating to past grievenaces, was well played out.moreless
  • There was simply too much trying to happen in this episode to devote adequate time to any of the story lines.

    7.6
    First off, a comment on the snakebite. They hyped this up for ages. Lindsay gets bit by a snake! What will happen? What happened is that they used the snakebite as an excuse to only have Lindsay in two scenes, and aside from Hawkes telling her he was glad to have her back, Danny asking how she was doing, and Stella telling that kid that his prank put one of her people in the ER, they barely mentioned it. Obviously just a ploy to cut Anna's screen time. Even if it had been a sweeps stunt, there would've been a scene in the hospital, or a scene where someone not on the case with her asked her if she was okay. Obviously, I would have preferred Danny, but Mac asking would have made sense. Or even Adam.



    Next, what is up with Mac lately? He's started following his gut with absolutely no evidence to back it up, which is stuff he's called both Danny and Lindsay out for. You know what I'd like? I'd like for Mac to be wrong about someone, to misjudge someone so completely that it has disastrous consequences. If Danny or Lindsay or Hawkes had insisted that the kid was innocent, Mac would have told them they shouldn't follow their instincts. That they should rely on the evidence. But it's okay for him to do it? Flack gave a perfectly reasonable argument as to why it could have been the kid and not his stepfather, and Mac just ignored him.



    Along those same lines, why must Flack always be wrong? He's a detective. I'm sure he also has good instincts. Have him be right about something for once. That would surprise me.



    And of course we have the reappearance of Reed, because it ties in with the pigeon guy case. And it does make sense to bring him back in this episode, but with everything else that was going on, it was just too much.



    Finally, I come to the motives behind these two murders. Ridiculous. That's the only way to describe them. A mother is jealous of her kids, so she kills her husband because he spoils them? Yeah, that makes sense. A man thinks his stepson owes him and isn't doing enough for him, so he kills the guy with whom his son was spending a lot of his time? Sure, why not. This is crazy world, aka New York.



    TPTB, seriously. You can't come up with something slightly more creative and a lot less shallow than that?



    I did at least appreciate the acting from Gary and Melina. When they were in interrogation with their respective suspects, you could see the disgust plainly written on their faces. Gary's jaw was even twitching as the dad from Dawson's Creek talked about how his stepson owed him.



    And, of course, let's toss in a murdered FBI agent, which is hopefully a setup for next week's episode, and not a completely different story arc. It would be unwise to do that with the winter hiatus approaching.



    All in all, the episode was okay. It wasn't one of my favorites, but it wasn't as bad as "Open and Shut." It's my hope that TPTB remember what made NY a great show and return to that.



    I won't even comment on the significant lack of D/L because this review is so long as it is.moreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp

Patrick Quinn

Guest Star

Josie DiVincenzo

Josie DiVincenzo

Candace Broadbent

Guest Star

Maitland McConnell

Maitland McConnell

Autumn Archerson

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Kyle Gallner

Kyle Gallner

Reed Garrett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At approximately 8:45 into the episode, Mac approaches Howie Davis on the roof and Danny follows him a moment later. Watch Danny: Carmine Giovinazzo turns and almost trips over the crime scene case, then struggles not to laugh as he approaches the other two actors.

      Carmine did also trip on a stereo in 1x20 Supply and Demand.

    • Goof: When Taylor is talking to the witness protection agent, Candace, the same guy runs past them twice. He is wearing a dark sweater with 3 stripes on the hood and he runs by at first, and then puts his arms around two men in suits in the background. About a minute or two later, he's jogging right behind Mac and Candace again.

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Guest Star John Wesley Shipp played forensic scientist/superhero, Barry Allen (aka The Flash), on the short-lived Flash Television series. Interestingly, fellow guest star Kyle Gallner played a younger version of this character (called Bart Allen), on CW's Smallville.

    • Erik Scott Smith, who plays Jesse Quinn, also appears in the C.S.I. episode A Night at the Movies and in the CSI: Miami one Show Stopper.


      Stacy Haiduk, who plays Debra Archerson, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Bittersweet and in the CSI: Miami one Body Count.

    • Spanish episode title: Felices 16, meaning Happy 16.

    • Although this episode has already screened in New Zealand last year, it will again be screened on 23 September, 2008 on TV3.

    • Music Featured:
      Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra.
      The Way You Do Me by JoJo.

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: Monday, April 30, 2007 on CNBC-e.
      Norway: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 on TVNorge.
      Belgium: Thursday, October 11, 2007 on VT4.
      Germany: Monday, November, 12 2007 on Vox (Die Vögel).
      Finland: Sunday, December 30, 2007 on MTV3.
      Greece: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 23.00 on SKAI.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Lindsay: ... channelling the late, great Johnny Cash.

      Johnny Cash was an influental American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter, and was known for his distinctive voice as well as his penchant for dressing in dark or black clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man In Black".

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