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Season 7 Episode 16

The Untouchable

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 2011 on CBS
out of 10
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115 votes

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Episode Summary

A woman contacts Mac as she has some information about a possible murder. However, before Mac gets to meet with her, she ends up dead because of the information she has shared. Mac is left with more questions and two murders to solve.

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  • Mac Investigates The Murder Of A Woman Who Was Interested In Conspiracy Theories. The Investigation Reveals That Some Of Her Theories Could Be True.

    Despite the mixed reviews here, I am one of those who enjoyed this episode very much. It has an exceptional opening scene as we see Mac released by unknown kidnappers. "The Untouchable" has a logical plot which is easy to follow so that is one of the episode's highlights. A very talented cast give smooth performances. The only reason why I am not giving it the full marks is that the Voner Club was silly and quite stupid. On the other hand, it is a part of the episode's theme and it showed how rich people think that money can solve their problems. In the end, "The Untouchable" is well worth your time and a definite improvement over the last poor episode.moreless
  • 7x16

    seriosly, I´m starting hating csi ny with this kind of boring episodes, season seven started in a very good way but at this point, they are ruining the entire show with this kind of episodes, for me, it was very difficult to reach the end of the episode by its poor development, I don´t know what happen with the writters but they have to make better episodes or they are going to lose their fans, the only thing I liked in this episode was the beggining scene, it was kinda shocking knowing who was the kidnnaped man but Sadly there aren't more interesting things here, one of the worst episodes I have seen in the last times

    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • 716

    "The Untouchable" is another so so episode of CSI: NY and another sign that I think the show is on its last legs and should consider wrapping production when this season concludes. The whole ghost concept, with it helping Mac, it just seemed like something you would see on a soap opera and not a procedural on CBS, but I digress. The fact is that the case of the week was really not that interesting as a whole and led to very minimal action and suspense. If there is no action and suspense, the signs point to a mediocre episode and this one was. Forgettable hour of CSI: NY.moreless
  • A person is kidnapped by a man and a woman. The victim is released, but given a warning to stay away. The kidnap victim turns out to be Mac Taylor. If you think that warning will scare him off you're as dead wrong as the kidnappers are.moreless

    "The Untouchable" is a very good episode. Unfortunately I am unable to give it a higher score because of some cliches and other problems. The first problem is The Voner Club. I have seen this device too many times. The club where only the rich and powerful are allowed and the members think they could get away with anything (The writers obviously saw that horrible movie The Skulls.). The character of Tessa James was another problem. I had trouble understanding why she just did not tell Mac exactly what she saw instead of hiding what she saw in strange riddles.moreless
  • A girl that whitnessed a crime appears dead and the team has to try to figure out what she saw to find her killers...

    I kinda loved this chapter... the case was intriguing... we got Mac kidnapped and we didn't know why.. then all got related to this poor special girl that whitnessed a murder almost a year ago... The wall covered with pics of guys that could look like the murderers, the masks and the newspaper articles it was amazing, quite OCD but really well done... All the team was in this one, and although they could have made it a lot more Mac centric, everyone had their moments! I loved The girls interrogating the bad guy, Danny being a Baseball geek... and OMG!! Danny and Lindsay actually talked to each other!! Was that so hard, TPTB??? They were just teasing each other like the old times!!

    All in all a great chapter with lots of team work.moreless
Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Josephine "Jo" Danville

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

A.J. Buckley

A.J. Buckley

Adam Ross

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Jo: (To Mac) All right. Enough of this quiet man crap. Are you okay?

    • Mac: I couldn't find any proof of her story. Despite that... there was something about her, Jo. I believed her.
      Jo: Based on...?
      Mac: My gut.
      Jo: Mac, you're always telling the guys to use their heads, not their hearts.
      Mac: I didn't say 'my heart'. I said 'my gut'.

    • Mac: She woke up today and decided: 'Hey, I'm going to try some heroin'?
      Sid: I'd believe that, except for one observation. The injection site is in her left arm. And given calluses and muscle formations in her hands, I have every reason to believe she was left-handed.
      Mac: She would have injected her right arm, not her left.

    • Lindsay: (Examining a stain on a victim's clothing) Well, this is possibly... grease.
      Danny: Yeah, you better hope it's that, given where we found her.
      Lindsay: You're gross.
      Danny: You wanted the coat.

    • Mac: No one's been up here for years.
      Flack: What the hell was she doing in here?
      Mac: Looks like Tessa was living here.
      Flack: Whoa. I don't think the elevator goes to the top floor if you know what I mean.

    • Lindsay: Mac, between everything Tessa told you and your own investigation, was there ever any hard evidence that Tessa witnessed a murder?
      Mac: No. But there was nothing to disprove it, either.

    • Mac: Tessa wasn't delusional, Lindsay, she didn't think people were listening in on her thoughts or that she was receiving messages from television or aliens. Tessa was onto something. And she may have been murdered for it.

    • Mac: The Vonner Club.
      Jo: Where you need to be a billionaire boy and know that funny handshake to get through the door.
      Mac: A Southern girl like you has a problem with gentlemen's clubs?
      Jo: Hell, no. What I have a problem with is a gentleman who may have committed murder.

    • Flack: A lot of sex going on in this room. Apparently 'VIP room' means something else.
      Mac: Well, sex isn't a crime. Murder is.

    • Flack: Who the hell has the balls to try to warn off the head of the New York City Crime Lab is what I want to know.
      Jo: Either someone really stupid or someone really powerful.

    • Jo: It's all the little details that criminals never pay attention to. Just one little something they forget and we nail them. I love this job.

    • Danny: Comiskey?
      Jo: Yeah, you know him?
      Danny: It's a baseball stadium. Charles Comiskey. Chicago Black Sox? 1919?
      Lindsay: You're so obsessed with baseball.

    • Danny: George 'Buck' Weaver? Third baseman for the Chicago Black Sox.
      Mac: Okay, so why pick these names: Comiskey, Weaver, for a guy she saw at The Vonner Club?
      Danny: I mean, the Black Sox threw the World Series in 1919. They were the bad guys.
      Jo: What did Comiskey have to do with the team?
      Danny: He owned it.

    • Flack: Hey, Mac, you feel like renting a couple limos tonight? I found the luxury car service that has your license plate.

    • Peter Grant: Can I help you guys?
      Mac: (Recognizing the man who kidnapped him) On your knees, you son of a bitch (Kicks him so he kneels down).

    • Flack: Peter Grant. Driver to some of The Vonner Club's finest members... and cop kidnapper. That's an A-1 felony. Same as murder.
      Mac: Including assault and the threats I distinctly remember, you're going down for 25-to-life.

    • Mac: (To Peter Grant) Hey, there's your accomplice. She works at the garage, too. So, what is this? You guys, uh, work together, play together, kidnap cops together?

    • Mac: The first one to talk gets the deal. Tell us who hired you.
      Peter Grant: Save your breath. If I tell you, I'm a dead man. Throw me whatever you got.

    • Jo: Your little talk with Detective Taylor was really a threat, wasn't it?
      Keith DeYoung: No. No, no. Look, I just wanted him to know how...
      Lindsay:... how much of a pompous ass you and your club pals are? Do you think money can get you out of murder?
      Keith DeYoung: No. Look, I don't know anything, okay? I just do what I'm told.
      Lindsay: Oh, so you're a pompous lackey ass?

    • Keith DeYoung: I think I'm going to be sick.
      Jo: Oh, doesn't bother me. I've got two kids. I've spent half my life covered in throw-up.
      Lindsay: I hear that.

    • Sid: Overdose, then strangled. Not the night she signed up for, I'm sure.

    • Mac: Clothes give us anything?
      Hawkes: A whole lot of nothing.

    • Adam: It seems like for every lead, just... there's another dead end, boss.

    • Mac: It's your compassion that nailed you.
      Keith DeYoung: I beg your pardon, Detective?
      Mac: It was cold outside. You did up the top button. The other buttons were large, you could keep your gloves on but the top button, small.
      Keith DeYoung: I don't know what you mean.
      Mac: I found your print on Jane Doe's winter coat.

    • Keith DeYoung: I... I handle so many coats every day greeting members of The Vonner Club.
      Mac: Yeah, but how many are high-class prostitutes who snort so much coke, they freak out right before they get strangled?

    • Derek Perry: Just zip up your fly and make sure you got all her stuff.
      Keith DeYoung: We should call an ambulance.
      Derek Perry: What part of 'murder during Vonner Club orgy' don't you get?

    • Mac: (To Keith DeYoung) They left you to clean up their mess... drive to an abandoned part of town and dump her. Only, you couldn't stand to see her there all alone in the cold. And so you did up her coat. A final act of compassion. I almost feel sorry for you.

    • Keith DeYoung: I didn't kill her.
      Mac: Not the girl in the room, but you saw Tessa. And you described her. And you made it possible for them to hire thugs to find her. You might as well have shoved the needle in her arm yourself.

    • Mac: Anyone come forward to claim her yet?
      Sid: No, unfortunately. It's always a little more difficult knowing a body's destined for a pine box in Potter's Field.
      Mac: She's not a Jane Doe, Sid.
      Sid: Without a family member or friend's official identification I have to make this determination.
      Mac: I'm her friend. Her name is Tessa James.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Don Fischer, who plays Matthew Stratford, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Murder In A Flash.

      April Eden, who plays Female Attacker, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Goodbye And Good Luck.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 25, 2011 on CTV.
      Turkey: April 18, 2011 on CNBC-e.
      United Kingdom: April 23, 2011 on Five/Five HD.
      Spain: June 14, 2011 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: June 15, 2011 on AXN.
      Norway: June 15, 2011 on TVNorge.
      Slovakia: January 10, 2012 on JOJ.
      Germany: January 16, 2011 on Vox.

      Finland: July 11, 2012 on MTV3.