Season 5 Episode 9

The Box

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Elizabeth Barker is identified as 25 years old earlier, but when Flack puts an APB out for her, she is described as 30 years old.

    • Goof: Nicole Harris had been prescribed tetracycline, but this drug is contra-indicated in pregnancy as its absoption into bone (the property that allowed Hawkes to spot it) can interfere with foetal development.

    • The story that Danny tells at the beginning about an injury putting an end to his baseball career, is reminiscent of Carmine Giovinazzo's life, since a back injury forced him to forget about his aspirations to become a professional baseball player.

  • Quotes

    • Danny: Growing up all I wanted to do was play ball. That's all I could think about when I was a kid. One day starting in the majors. Crazy thing, I was actually making it happen. I was playing really well in the minors. Then one game everything changed. Whole day this pitcher is trying to shut me down throwing me inside, throwing me inside. And bottom of the eighth, he finally catches me, right in the head. So i figure I'm gonna put one in his head now. Before I could even get to the mound, the benches clear and I'm caught in a pile-up. Shattered my wrist. Baseball was over and I was having one of those, ya know, what now? moments. But uhh, I guess back then, things were a little easier. All I had to do was change my career.

    • Reggie Dupar: You know what they say, right? Mind's a terrible thing to waste.
      Mac: So is my time.

    • Stella: Yeah, genius is selling fake watches right outside the NYPD Crime Lab.

    • Sid: Your Jack in the box just became a Jane.

    • Danny: Maybe this time they broke in to dump a car.
      Mac: And a few spare body parts.

    • (Reggie hits his head on table, and chuckles)
      Reggie: Now y'all tell the D.A that, I let them know you beat my ass for a confession. My bad I can't help you with the bodies y'all chalked last night, but if you excuse me I got some business take care of.
      Mac: You didn't pay much attention in physics did you Reggie? I'm guessing school wasn't your thing? Now it's my turn play teacher, today's lesson: conservation of energy and first law of thermodynamics. Now pay attention here, it states that energy can be transferred but it cant be created or destroyed
      Reggie: What does this have to do with anything bro?
      Mac: Means you just bought yourself some pain for no reason, because if I or detective Flack slammed your head into the table like you just said, there would be a transfer of energy to the back of your head and a bruise would form in the shape of a hand.
      Flack: True that.
      Mac: So, Reggie you just gave yourself a beat down for nothing, we'll talk again.

    • Danny: A while ago I messed up, alright? I was with another woman. I didn't say anything. But she knew. I think she knew, alright? Couple of months we got back together, things haven't really been the same.

    • Lindsay: Danny, I know you.
      Danny: What's that supposed to mean?
      Lindsay: I just mean that I'm not expecting anything.

    • Lindsay: I'm pregnant.
      Danny: (Sighs) You sure?

    • Danny: I called you last night.
      Lindsay: I went to bed a bit early.

    • Danny: I'm getting hit against... life's changing and I dunno, I'm scared... I'm scared you know?

    • Flack: Hey stupid, the building's surrounded.

    • Sheldon: (on discovering a picture locket) Found a piece of jewellery in pretty good shape.
      Sid: Based on age I'd say they're probably the victim's parents.
      Sheldon: The job never gets easier does it?
      Sid: I can tell you I've been working here 29 years. That's 4846 cases and names I will never forget. What gets me through are people like them. Folks who are going to be looking to me for answers.

  • Notes

    • Michael Kenneth Williams, who plays Reggie Dupar, also appears in the C.S.I. episodes Hollywood Brass and World's End.

      Kevin Weisman, who plays Mike Hess, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Meltdown and in the C.S.I. one Man Up.

      Erin Cardillo, who plays Tammy Barker, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Caged.

      Joe Egender, who plays Billy Marks, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Trends With Benefits.

    • French episode title: A L'Intérieur..., meaning Inside...

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: February 11, 2009 on TVNorge.
      Sweden: March 2, 2009 on Kanal 5.
      Turkey: March 16, 2009 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: March 17, 2009 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: April 29, 2009 on AXN.
      Ireland: May 6, 2009 on RTÉ2.
      Greece: May 12, 2009 on SKAI.
      Australia: July 28, 2009 on Channel 9.
      Germany: November 2, 2009 on Vox.
      Slovakia: November 8, 2009 on JOJ.
      Finland: March 31, 2010 on MTV3.

    • Music featured:
      Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, (it plays while Danny is riding his motorcycle).
      Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones.
      I'm Superman by Dean18.

  • Allusions

    • Flack: Okay Spartacus, enough with your fantasies.

      According to Roman historians, Spartacus was a slave who rose to become a leader in the Third Servile War, an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

    • Flack: Mostly fast and furious types.

      The Fast and the Furious are a series of movies about street racing cars.

    • Don mentions that Mike Hess goes LARPing.

      Live Action Role Playing has been around since the 1970's. The Role Playing can involve any genre including American or English Civil War, Video Game Characters, Literature figures, Spy games, Horror scenarios - in fact imagination is the only censor. It is not confined to battle scenarios either, but when there is it is usually foam weapons that are used. There are usually strict rules about how scenarios are allowed to play out and no one is meant to be hurt in any battle scenario.