CSI: NY

Season 9 Episode 6

The Lady in the Lake

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 02, 2012 on CBS
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5

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Episode Summary

The CSIs discover the body of a woman dressed in a ballgown after draining a lake in search of a murder weapon. Adam entertains two little girls who are stuck waiting for their mother at the NYPD bullpen with a tale of intrigue.

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  • Great great

    9.0
    Loved this show. Did not end as I thought it would - a rich mom killing her son's girlfriend...



    But I really did not think the male telling a 'story' to the two young girls made any sense. Did not need it in the show.....
  • After draining a Central Park lake while searching for a murder weapon, Mac and the team discover the body of a young woman dressed in a ballgown.

    8.0
    I enjoyed "The Lady in the Lake" very much but it's not perfect. I did not care for AJ Buckley's character telling the two kids the story of the investigation as if it were a fairy tale. Also, the whole story of him thinking he hit the jackpot when he found the space probe fragment in the lake was a bit silly. The episode would have worked better without those story elements. That aside, I think the cast does a very good job in their parts of the investigation. What I thought was very clever was the parts of the murder investiagtion which make you think the murder victim was no angel (The text message, the $50,000 check.). It certainly did a good job of keeping me guessing until the end. The epsiode also ended well with Mac learning the concesquences of refusing to acknowledge his medical condition soon enough. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.moreless
  • CSI:N.Y.

    10
    Really a great episode, the storyline was well written. Never thought that his mother

    had murdered that poor girl. These last 3 episode's has been the best so far this season. Love this show.
  • Great episode. slight cast error

    8.5
    good episode. I do enjoy the way they occasionally bring in different viewpoints to tell the story from different viewpoints. I appreciate it was halloween week but I'm sure Tv.com cant expect us to believe that the afro-american suspect being chased at the start is the white singer from Stoke. Robbie Williams really cant act that well.
  • great episode lady in the lake

    10
    I thought the lady in the lake was great episode, lots crime solving, little humor with the car impounding, and telling the kids a story. And I have to say i really liked that Christine was not in it, mac was solving a crime, thats why people watch it.
Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Josephine "Jo" Danville

Alex Ashbaugh

Alex Ashbaugh

Matthew DiBello

Guest Star

Kathleen York

Kathleen York

Krista DiBello

Guest Star

Madeleine Hamer

Madeleine Hamer

Ashley Braden

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (47)

    • Karma: Wait. Are you kidding me? I thought you said this story was about a princess, not some cops chasing some dude.
      Adam: It is. I'm just setting it up. Okay? See? It's called backstory.
      Karma: Well, how about getting to the front story?

    • Flack: (To a perp he's had to run after) I pulled a hamstring scaling that truck over there. You don't want to mess with me right now.

    • Karma: Drain the pond? How long is this gonna take?
      Adam: Uh, well, not nearly as long as a lineup takes. Your mom's gonna be... at least another hour, and I don't see anybody rushing over here to take my report, so I think we're stuck.

    • Dee: If you're a cop, why can't you report your stolen car to yourself?
      Adam: Well, 'cause I'm not a cop. No, I mean, I work with cops. Yeah, I do cop stuff, but I'm a... I'm a Crime Scene Investigator.

    • Jo: Mac?
      Mac: Another gun?
      Jo: (Shows him the body of a young woman) Another murder.

    • Jo: So we've got a castle and a princess.
      Mac: And an unhappy ending.

    • Mac: She was killed with a rock.
      Hawkes: Specifically, Manhattan schist. Which doesn't help us, 'cause the city's full of it.

    • Sid: Stomach contents revealed traces of arothron hispidus, also known as puffer fish.
      Mac: Very expensive sushi.
      Sid: And delicious. Her last meal was to die for.

    • Mac: (Over the phone) Christine, uh, when you get this, can you call me? I don't want to leave things... just call me, please.

    • Adam: I found particles combined of nickel, iron and olivine.
      Mac: Space dust.
      Adam: That's right, M.T. okay? This is not of this earth.

    • Dee: Nuh-uh.
      Adam: Uh-huh.
      Dee: Nuh-uh.
      Adam: Uh-huh.

    • Mac: (To Adam) Fascinating. Now clear the rest of the guns, and don't ever call me M.T. Again (Smacks him at the back of his head)

    • Mac: Give me some good news.
      Jo: My 14-year-old daughter broke up with her boyfriend.

    • Mac: A poor girl trying to look rich.
      Jo: Cinderella story.

    • Mac: Last week, I was a bit short with you.
      Jo: You made your point. Already forgotten.

    • Flack: Yo! NYPD.
      (Joseph Skiver runs away)
      Flack: Why does that never work?

    • Joseph Skiver: I'm not holding, man. Search me all you want.
      Flack: Here's something you've never heard a cop say: I'm gonna take your word for it.

    • Flack: Assault, fraud, burglary, possession of meth, trafficking in meth, trafficking in proscribed wildlife.
      Jo: Proscribed wildlife?
      Joseph Skiver: I'm diversifying.
      Jo: How about murder?
      Joseph Skiver: Yeah, stick it all on me. I'm a pincushion, baby. Just for giggles, who'd I kill?

    • Flack: How'd you cut your hand?
      Joseph Skiver : Are you kidding me? I would never...
      Flack: That's not the answer I'm looking for, Skiver.
      Joseph Skiver : Uh... it's a bite, feeding the toucan. Those things are nasty.
      Jo: Thought you were going to come up with something lame.

    • Jo: She was going out?
      Joseph Skiver: Yeah. With Richie Rich. The boyfriend.

    • Jo: A toucan? Really?
      Flack: Had a cousin that worked with birds. They can be vicious.

    • Jo: Who catalogs every plant in Central Park?
      Danny: I'm guessing single guy, no kids.

    • Jo: Boom. Let's see what we can find.
      Danny: Did she just use my word?

    • Hawkes: Boom!

    • Danny: You ever see me rip up a check for 50 grand, do me a favor and shoot me.
      Mac: Consider it done.

    • Danny: (About a case resembling Cinderella story) It does connect to Ashley Braden. I filled in the missing letters. Fits like a glass slipper, no?

    • Karma: So did the prince do it or not?
      Dee: Even if he did the crime, he won't be doing the time.
      Adam: Whoa, my story, my moral.

    • Lindsay: Do you believe in luck?
      Mac: Well, uh, Seneca said: luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.
      Lindsay: Well, then opportunity just knocked.

    • Mac: (To Lindsay, after one of her demonstrations) That's brains, not luck.

    • Dee: You heard aliens talking?
      Adam: You know, who knows? I don't even know if they have mouths. All I know for sure is that it's some form of communication. Sounds waves from the middle of the spaceship. Which means I've discovered first contact. Boo-yah.

    • Karma: So the princess and the prince get killed?
      Adam: No, he wasn't killed. He just was in no shape to talk

    • Adam: (About the piece of spaceship) Do you know what this could do?
      Sid: Uh, protect a tabletop from a wet drink.
      Adam: Launch an industry, okay? Graphic novels, tv series, movie, theme parks, restaurants. I already got a name for it. Area 52. The A and the R are capitalized, because...
      Sid: Oh, Adam Ross.
      Adam: What up?

    • Adam: Since this is a ground floor startup, I'm willing to give you, Sid, 49% for only $284,000, yeah.
      Sid: Do... dollars? Uh, well, that sounds like a bargain.
      Adam: You know, you'd be part of all major decisions. I'd love to hear your business advice but of course, at the end of the day, someone has to have the final say.
      Sid: I understand. In fact, I already have some advice.
      Adam: Great, shoot. What?
      Sid: Don't pitch this to anyone who can fire you.

    • Jo: You find any spaceships?
      Adam: That's very funny, Jo. That's real funny.

    • Adam: Jo, somebody stole the car. Somebody stole the Avalanche. Mac is gonna kill me!
      Jo: Oh, Adam, you're brilliant. We got a name: DiBello. Taxi!
      Adam: That's great. I can handle this. Yeah, you go. I'll handle this... and my funeral arrangements.

    • Jo: I have a son that's not much younger than you are, and I treasure his loyalty. But more important than that, I value his principles. If he were to encounter a wrong, I trust that he would come forward and do the right thing no matter who did it.

    • Jo: You may not be able to bring Ashley back, Matthew, but there is something you can do for her. She's still counting on you.

    • Krista DiBello: She didn't like high heels, she... she wasn't catholic, she didn't come from money. She was a drug addict and so was her boyfriend.
      Matthew DiBello: I was her boyfriend.
      Krista DiBello: She was wrong for you, Matthew. She didn't belong.
      Matthew DiBello: So you killed her?
      Krista DiBello: She was a virus!

    • Matthew DiBello: (To her mother about Ashley, whom she has killed) I thought if you saw her all dressed up you might give her a chance. She hated putting on a show, but she did it for you, to impress you.

    • Karma: Whoa, that prince's old lady is cold.
      Dee: Is she gonna fry?
      Adam: No, they don't fry people in New York, but she is gonna go away for a very, very long time.

    • Dee: What about the end of the spaceship story?
      Adam: Well, that's all I got for right now. I tell you what? This story is just beginning.
      Dee: Cool.

    • Dee: (About Adam) That dude, he's gonna be richer than Carmelo.

    • Cop: Heading home, detective?
      Mac: No, no, I gotta get back to the... the, uh...
      Cop: The lab?
      Mac: (Chuckles) The lab, yeah. It's been a long day.

    • Mac: (Leaving a message on her cell phone) Christine, it's... it's me. We need to talk. I'm... there is something wrong (Deletes it)

    • Mac: They found the avalanche.
      Adam: Oh, great. Where?
      Mac: Impound. You parked in the red zone. Next time, put the placard in the window.

    • (About the space ship piece that Adam found)
      Mac: Martian probe launched by the Russians in 1988. They lost track of it, but... looks like one piece of it found its way back home.
      Adam: Yeah. Animal sounds, car horns, the word earth recorded in 37 different languages, 1988's top ten hits. This was Russia's interplanetary greeting card.

    • Jo: There had some good stuff in '88: Red red wine, Kokomo, Don't worry, be happy.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Jo: There had some good stuff in '88: Red, red wine, Kokomo, Don't Worry, Be Happy.


      Red, Red Wine is a song by UB40, Kokomo is a song by The Beach Boys and Don't Worry, Be Happy is a song by Bobby McFerrin.

    • Dee: (About Adam) That dude, he's gonna be richer than Carmelo.

      Carmelo Kyam Anthony
      (1984-) is an American professional basketball player currently [2012] playing for the New York Knicks in the NBA.

    • Mac: A poor girl trying to look rich.
      Jo: Cinderella Story.

      Cinderella
      is a cal fairy tale about a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune.

    • Mac: Seneca said: luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.

      Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD) was a Roman dramatist, philosopher and politician.

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