Season 3 Episode 17

The Ride-In

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 21, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: There are safer ways to test smoke from cigarettes other than getting your lab technicians to smoke them for you. One way is to use suction to draw air through the cigarette and to perform the experiment in a fume hood.

    • Sid is married and has two daughters. Sid has a food allergy.

    • Goof: When Stella shows the picture of a victim to a suspect, we see Danny Messer's name signed as the one who took it, when he was nowhere near the case. He was working the Noah's ark case. Not only that, but all the pictures shown have the same tag: Code #: 06-301-14871, and Danny Messer signed as the one who took them.

    • Mac refers to Jim Jones as having convinced his followers (the Jonestown cult in Guyana) to commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool Aid. Jonestown is often called a mass suicide but this is inaccurate. It was actually a murder-suicide because many of the victims were children and babies who were forced to drink the poison. This happened shortly after the murder of a US Congressman and some other people who had come to investigate the cult.

  • Quotes

    • (Mac, Danny, and Flack walk outside into the tard behind the house. And they find a giant ark with people and animals inside.)
      Danny: Well if this is Noah's house...
      Mac: ...then his must be Noah's ark.

    • Stella: It just happened. I was putting a piece of bloody glass into an evidence bag. It was still wet. It just broke, cut me. I had no idea at the time that Emery Gable was HIV positive.
      Mac: Stella, why didn't you tell me?
      Stella: I thought I could handle it on my own. I'm scared, Mac, I know there are a lot of people living with AIDS, and I just… I don't think I have the strength to do that. I don't think I'm brave enough to wait for a cure.
      Mac: What is it you say to me?...(saying in Greek)... You always have the strength, you always have the guts.
      Stella: (saying sth. in Greek)
      Mac: If you need to leave work, take some time off...
      Stella: No. I took a blood test. It came back negative. I'm still in that window. I won't know if I'm HIV positive for another ten weeks. Right now, the only thing keeping me sane is work.
      Mac: (pulling her into a hug) I'm here for you.
      Stella: I know.
      Mac: Alright?

    • Mac: Faith is the foundation of religion.

    • Melodee: He's dead?
      Danny: Yeah he's dead.
      Melodee: You sure about that?
      Danny: Very sure.
      Melodee: You just made my whole day. No, my year.
      Danny: Oh, well I'm glad to help.

    • Flack: Well Noah was taking these people for a ride, but it wasn't on the Ark. His flock all tested negative for GSR, and they've asked me if they can get back on the good ship looney tunes before Sunday, because that's when the world's ending. I told them they could re-board when the crime scene's clear, but what I really want to do is throw them all in the shower and then a rubber room.
      Mac: They're not crazy.

    • Stella: Hawkes? What are we playing, who gets cancer first?

    • Vince Massoni: Only before I could ride, the treasury branch came down on me for counterfeit checks.
      Flack: Imagine that.

    • Flack: Why don't you spare us the trip down memory lane.

    • Adam: I was right, it's a loogie.

    • Stella: Ok let's just say it now to get it over with: smoking kills.
      Hawkes: Yeah but who killed him?

    • Flack: How long you been in there?
      Woman: Five days.
      Flack: Five days? WHY?

    • (A murder victim is found lying in a pile of money)
      Danny: I think we can rule out robbery.

  • Notes

    • Jennifer O'Dell, who plays Miss Di Martino, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Nailed.

      Brianna Brown, who plays Heidi Pesco, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Big Brother and in the C.S.I. ones Stalker and Tressed To Kill.

      Christian Campbell, who plays Noah Hubler/Patrick, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Meltdown.

    • Jennifer O'Dell, who plays Miss Di Martino, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Nailed.

      Brianna Brown, who plays Heidi Pesco, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Big Brother and in the C.S.I. one Stalker.

    • Jennifer O'Dell, who plays Miss Di Martino, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Nailed.

    • Spanish episode title: El Viaje, meaning The Trip.
      French episode title: L'Arche de Noé, meaning Noah's Ark.

    • Despite being featured in the opening credits, Anna Belknap (Lindsay Monroe) does not appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: Monday, June 18, 2007 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: Tuesday July 3, 2007.
      Norway: 17th October, 2007 on TVNorge.
      Australia: 28th October, 2007.
      Germany: Monday, January 14, 2008 on VOX.
      Finland: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 on MTV3.
      The Czech Republic: Thursday, June 4, 2009 on TV Nova.

  • Allusions

    • Sid: Besides your guy having more facial hair than all three members of ZZ Top combined...

      Alludes to the rock trio ZZ Top, formed by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Ironically, Frank Beard was the only one who didn't have one, while Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill had beards reaching halfway down their chests.

    • Mac: Maybe the killer couldn't get a ticket to ride.

      Ticket To Ride was one of many hit songs by The Beatles.

    • Mac: And this must be Noah's ark.

      This is a biblical reference to Noah's Ark.