Season 5 Episode 3


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 08, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: After taking pics of the body, Mac closes the bathroom door and returns to his seat. Hardly a couple of minutes later he goes back to the bathroom and the bathroom door is wide open.

    • Flack: Not really into cats myself.
      Terrence: Lemme guess, you're more... K-9?

      This is actually a pun, since K-9 sounds like canine, and it's actually the term used to refer to police dogs. Terrence has obviously recognized Danny and Flack as cops.

    • Flack: (sneezes as he enters the suspect's club with Danny) Either I'm allergic to half naked women, or there's a cat in here.

      We first learned about Flack being allergic to cats in 2x03 Zoo York as he sneezed when entering the tigers area in the zoo.

    • Goof: The flight attendant claims to offer Mac a satellite phone. Actually, this phone appears to be a standard cellular phone, specifically a Samsung FlipShot from Verizon Wireless.

    • Goof: In a scene early in the episode, one of the flight attendants brings Mac a first aid kit and the passenger manifest that he requested. As the flight attendant hands the items to Mac, you can hear her say :First aid kit and passenger manifest, detective.

      However, if you look closely, you can see the flight attendant is not talking.

    • Goof: After Mac is given the first aid kit, he puts on latex gloves. If you look closely, you can see that the glove he puts onto his right hand actually tears as he pulls it down. And then, when he's examining the body, it's in one piece again!

  • Quotes

    • Adam: I hate poop.

    • (Terrence tries to grab a hold of his gun but it's gone).
      Terrence: I tried to help that fool and this is what he does.
      Danny: No good deed goes unpunished.

    • Flack: Big house cat.
      Terrence: You could say she puts this club on the map.
      Flack: Not really into cats myself.
      Terrence: Lemme guess, you're more ... K-9?
      Danny: You're smarter than you look.

    • (Examining the dead body of the air marshal). Danny: Got somethin' in his head wound. Flack: You mean besides the large caliber bullet?

    • (Danny is processing the air marshal's apartment). Danny: Since when do, ah, housekeepin' use duct tape? Flack: (Holding up a gun he just found) I'm guessin' ... since they started packin' Desert Eagle 50s.

    • (Danny and Flack find Mr. Stockwell lying on the floor dead). Flack: There's our air marshal. Danny: Looks like he checked out early.

    • Adam: You want me to process the toilet? Mac: You asked for more fieldwork, Adam.

    • Flack: Homeland Security is talking to all the women passengers again. Let me ask you this, if one of them had sex with our vic, why kill a man over this?
      Mac: Some black widow spiders are known for eating the male after they mate.
      Flack: Well at least they go out with a smile on their face.

    • Mac: At that point, you had two choices. Come forward, having prevented a hijacking, or go for the cash. You made the wrong choice, Susan. And now you're grounded.

    • Mac: (to Don) I'm not in the business of letting killers go!

    • (Danny holds up the birthday panda.)
      Danny: Happy Birthday?

    • Flack: Who do we like for this?
      Mac: (looks at board with pictures) Without evidence... all of them.

    • Flack: (sneezes as he enters the suspect's club with Danny) Either I'm allergic to half naked women, or there's a cat in here.

  • Notes

    • This episode features three actors from Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. Series lead Carmine Giovinazzo who played Christopher Boal, the first vampire victim in the series premiere Welcome to the Hellmouth, Ethan Erickson who held the recurring role of high schooler Percy West in the third season in Dopplegangland, the season finale Graduation Day and the fourth season Doomed. Justin Shilton worked on the spin-off Angel as the recurring demon/human hybrid Billy Blim in the third season's That Vision Thing and his eponymous Billy.

    • Gary Sinise is the first cast member to pen an episode of the show. He already took part with the storyline in episode 2x08 Live or Let Die.

    • Michaela McManus, who plays Susan Montgomery, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Kill Clause.

    • Spanish title: Turbulencias.
      French episode title: Turbulences.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: December 17, 2008 on TVNorge.
      Sweden: January 19, 2009 on Kanal 5.
      Turkey: February 2, 2009 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: February 3, 2009 on AXN.
      Ireland: Feburary 18, 2009 on RTÉ 2.
      Portugal: February 25, 2009 on AXN.
      Greece: March 17, 2009 on SKAI.
      Czech Republic: March 18, 2009 on AXN.
      New Zealand: September 15, 2009 on TV3.
      Germany: September 21, 2009 on Vox.
      Slovakia: September 27, 2009 on JOJ.
      Finland: February 17, 2010 on MTV3.

    • Music Featured:
      Self Esteem by Nelly feat. Chuck D.
      Warrior (Team USA Edition) by Nelly.
      Grillz by Nelly feat. Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp.
      I Won't Run Anymore by Pete Townshend.

  • Allusions

    • Flack: (to Terrence Davis) What we have here is a failure to communicate.

      Flack uses this famous line from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke starring Paul Newman.

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