Season 5 Episode 15

The Party's Over

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2009 on CBS

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  • Many members of the NYPD have staged a walk-out in protest of the Deputy Mayor's decision to delay their paychecks in order to deal with the city's budget crisis. Things escalate when the Deputy Mayor turns up dead at one of his fundraisers.

    This episode opens with a vengance as Mac pursues and takes down a criminal. As well staged as that scene was, what really makes this episode work is the human aspect of it. Seeing how the team deals with the case while at the same time dealing with the tough economic situation make this episode worth seeing. It can be said with 100% certainty that AJ Buckley gives his best performace to date here. Again Carmine Giovanazzo is at the top of his game. I hope Giovanazzo is not forgotten when the Emmys are handed out. A very good episode.