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Season 6 Episode 23

Vacation Getaway

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 26, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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196 votes

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Episode Summary

Shane Casey is arrested by Flack and held at the District Attorney's office but he attacks the officer that guards him and escapes. Mac and Stella follow the clues left by the assassin and find themselves at the Mahattan Museum of Art trying to get clues out of an Emmett Vaughan's piece made out of $1 bills. Miles away from the chaos, Danny and Lindsay enjoy some vacation time although the physical distance won't keep them out of target.moreless

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  • Serial Killer Shane Casey Goes After Danny And Lindsay Who Are On A Vacation, On The 6th Season Finale.

    This not the finale that I expected but it managed to keep my interest. Danny and Lindsay go to Long Island with Lucy. They are not aware that Shane Casey has escaped from the local police. So Mac and the team are rushing to stop him before Shane reaches his endgame. A different CSI NY finale which lived up to the hype. The scene at the lighthouse was one of the best throughout the series. The only thing that I did not buy was Casey's survival. But it was not a big flaw. Carmine Giovinazzo gives his second-best performance in CSI NY, the best was at "Run Silent, Run Deep".moreless
  • Can't wait for Season 7 to start.

    I really enjoyed this season finale. Loved how we got a glimpse into the world of the Danny, Lindsay and Lucy in a way that we never have before.

    Yes it is a crime show, but for me this show is more character driven than the other CSI shows and so ise just as important as the crimes, so seeing not just their working lives fits the show perfectly and helps people relate to the team more.

    I have seen some posts around and about wondering how in the hell Shane survived the fall and I am not going to lie I was shocked to see him in lucys room and the end and thought how the heck he managed that one!!! But i got in a discussion with someone knows about falls and stuff and apparantly it is possible depends on tides and some other things (which I didn't understand). But let us also remember, that this is scripted TV show not a reality show so they can take some licence with things.

    Bring on Season 7, I can't wait.moreless
  • Liked it

    I actually like this can't of story's. With puzzles and stuff. Oke, I am not a real fan of CSI: NY. In a way that I don't watch every episode. But when i watch I like it. And far far more then Miami. But I can relate to what the other reviewers say. Its a bit predictable. Especially that he still lives after the fall.

    Still it wasn't to bad. And I think the writers do this can't of stuff cause to keep a show running you need to get the viewers involved in the characters. Else the show dies. Thats why shows like House en NCIS keep running, else it becomes boring.

    And to the matter of the high-tech equipment. Actually I need to defend the show here. First of all: the fact that we are not formilar with the equipment doesn't proof the point that it can't exist.

    Second: Technology is advancing very fast. So it can be true.

    Third: This kind of equipment is used in all kinds of shows (so maybe its real). Two examples: NCIS: LA, Bones (even more advanced stuff there).

    The thing I find more strange is the fact that they can do anything with their phones. The pictures they make are almost, if not as bright as the ones of a normal camera. And they can send it with one button and its there within the second. I know phones can do much now, but this is too much for me. At least uploading takes a bit more time and pictures aren't as clear. In my opinion this should be looked into.

    Back to the ep. It was a nice one and that you people gave it a one isn't fear. Maybe its not the best final. However its not that bad. And how longer the show runs how harder it gets to write great finales. So don't be too harsh. You would enjoy the episode.

    And actually I liked the ending for the fact that you don't have a clue of what happened. That's how a final should be. Some end with at least half a happy end and not too shocking facts. But this one keeps you guessing and thinking.

    So a good 7,5moreless
  • Silly episode, but...

    ... we don't know that Casey fell all the way down to the rocks. I suspect we'll find out in the season 7 premiere that he landed on some ledge and managed to crawl back into the building, or something equally daft.

    A pity that every arm of the CSI franchise seems to be running out of steam, though. Vegas isn't the same without Grissom, Miami and Horatio have become parodies of themselves (and they were always the least credible to start with), and NY has turned into a poor version of the Da Vinci Code, which is saying something.moreless
  • Flawed, yes, but still, how could you not have enjoyed it?!

    ok i know this episode was filled with flaws as people before me have pointed out but i still can't help but love it!

    i did freak out at the end of course, i don't want Danny to die, I love him & the whole Messer family- wow has Lucy grown up! I really don't know whether or not he will have survived. To tell the truth I seriously thought he was going to die last season, I thought they would be cruel enough after him getting married & having a baby to kill him off. But it was Angel. So i was wrong. But this season? Who knows.

    The main problem I had with this episode was with Lindsay's phone. Not a biggy, but it did really bug me. If she took & sent a photo, the phone was on so why not just call her? I mean they didn't even try. Total fail.

    I am glad they showed more of Danny & Lindsay & their little family, we haven't seen much of them lately & I do enjoy it when they spend some time on the characters & not just the case.

    Overall, my rating was I admit slightly on the generous side but with all the excitement & D/L family scenes plus that cliffhanger... I thought it deserved a high score.

    Can't wait to see what happens! (please don't kill Danny!)moreless
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Danny Nucci

Danny Nucci

Officer Nicholas Henderson

Guest Star

Jules Willcox

Jules Willcox


Guest Star

Ashley Dyke

Ashley Dyke

Angela Isley

Guest Star

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Shane Casey

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (32)

    • Flack: (After risking his life to catch Casey) You're under arrest, you crazy son of a bitch!

    • Stella: They're holding Shane Casey at the DA's office?
      Mac: Usual theatrics. The DA and the commissioner want a perp walk. Parade him in front of the world to show that Batman's got nothing on them.

    • Officer Noonan: What's your sign?
      Shane Casey: Aries.
      Officer Noonan: Aries. Okay, here we go. With the sun aligned with Jupiter and behind Pluto it's best you not bend over for the soap later today but think positive, love can be found in the strangest places. See? Chin up. It ain't all bad.

    • Mac: They actually asked if we wanted in on the perp walk.
      Stella: (Sarcastically) Oh, they know us so well.

    • (About Shane Casey)
      Mac: He's not leaving the city.
      Flack: What makes you say that?
      Mac: He made his way from Pennsylvania to here, the whole time wanting to be seen. He's got unfinished business. We need to track down where he's been.

    • Mac: Casey's just walking down the street?
      Nicholas Henderson: Yeah.
      Flack: And, what, he's wearing a shirt that says, 'I just escaped from Pennsylvania State Prison and all I got was this lousy t-shirt'?

    • Nicholas Henderson: (Being interrogated about his whereabouts when he spotted Casey) I'm not at liberty to say.
      Mac: Look, I'm going to make this real easy for you. You're going to tell me where you were and when this went down or I'm going to subpoena your phone records, prove there was no call from any CI and make sure you're washing cars over at the motor pool. You at liberty to say now?

    • Lindsay: You want to know what tomorrow's headline's going to be? 'Woman allegedly kills her husband for not helping with the laundry.' Come on, we were supposed to leave an hour ago.
      Danny: (Giggles. Turns to Lucy) You see how your mommy talks to me? I'm pretty sure the beach isn't going anywhere, is it? (Turns to Lindsay) Think you'd get away with that?
      Lindsay: Killing you?
      Danny: Yeah.
      Lindsay: Absolutely.
      Danny: You're that confident with your crime scene cleanup skills?
      Lindsay: Oh, who said I would clean up anything?
      Danny: Oh, of course, you wouldn't leave anything behind, right?
      Lindsay: No, I would leave everything behind, including me. I wouldn't flee.
      Danny: Self-defense. (To Lucy) She's going with self-defense.

    • Mac: Getting caught was definitely a mistake, but most everything Shane Casey does is deliberate, including being seen. We're looking into where he was last night.
      Lindsay: All right, well, look, we're still here. Do you want us to come in?
      Mac: No, no, we're fine here. You two have earned a few days off.
      Lindsay: Okay, Mac. Do us a favor and catch this guy, okay?
      Mac: You got it.

    • Adam: What's with the Shane Casey guy, you know? If he's got something to say, just say it. We gotta figure out all these clues and riddles and crap. I mean, what if we couldn't figure it out? Be, like, 'hey, beats me, Stella. You want to get a coffee?' Then what would he do?
      Stella: I don't think it's that complicated, Adam. He wants us to figure it out.

    • (Danny changes the radio station in the car)
      Lindsay: Hey, what are you doing? I liked that song.
      Danny: No, we want to rock out. (Looks at Lucy using the rear mirror) Right, Luce? Yeah? Exactly. You're outvoted.
      Lindsay: (Giggling) Whatever. Twenty more minutes to paradise.
      Danny: Rock on!

    • (About the piece of art Casey has hidden a clue in)
      Mac: Judging from its placement in your museum, I take it it's worth more than just face value?
      Angela Isley: Slightly. At an estimated $43 million. We do have a strict 'you break it, you buy it' policy.
      Stella: Well, don't worry. We'll be very gentle.

    • Stella: (To Mac) All right, Professor, tell me what in the world is Casey trying to tell us now?

    • Lindsay: Okay, hold on a second. I want to take a picture.
      Danny: In the car? We're a hundred yards from the ocean!
      Lindsay: I told my mom I'd take a lot of pictures. Besides, relax. We're not on a shift. We're on vacation (She laughs)
      Danny: What?
      Lindsay: I can just see you when you're 60. (Imitates him) 'Come on! We're only a hundred yards from the ocean!'
      (Danny laughs)
      Lindsay: You know, this is our first family vacation. Someday, you're gonna be really glad I took these pictures (She kisses Lucy)
      Danny: I am glad right now.
      (They kiss and Danny kisses Lucy)

    • Flack: (As he walks onto the crime scene where Ethan Ganz has been hung out) Washington Square Park was not listed as one of Ethan Ganz's hangouts.
      (Stella and Mac give him a look)
      Flack: Sorry. I couldn't resist.

    • Stella: Maybe Casey thought Ganz betrayed him somehow.
      Flack: That guy's like five nuggets short of a Happy Meal. Now he's got a code of ethics?

    • Stella: Shane Casey has other plans.
      Mac: He's after Danny.

    • Flack: (To Adam, frustrated as they can't track Danny and Lindsay) All this technology for catching crooks at our fingertips and we can't seem to use it to track down two of our own.

    • Lindsay: Hey, it's official. I just booked our trip.
      Danny: Yeah? The same place we talked about?
      Lindsay: Mm-hmm. Three days, two nights.
      Danny: Nice. Can you just do me one more favor, though?
      Lindsay: What's that?
      Danny: Make sure you pack the blue bikini.
      (Lindsay laughs)

    • Lindsay: Oh, my God, how good does this feel?
      Danny: Not too shabby.
      Lindsay: Remind me again why we cram ourselves into an overpriced two-bedroom in the city?
      Danny: You don't like a view of the building next door? What's the matter?
      (She laughs)

    • Lindsay: Seriously. Smell that ocean!
      Danny: I think I smell fish and chips.

    • Hawkes: What is this?
      Sid: Limulus Polyphemus. The horseshoe crab, if I had to hazard a guess... I used to step on those in the Hamptons when I was a kid. Hurt like a son of a...
      (Stella interrupts him)

    • Hawkes: What's Casey's motive here, Mac? I mean, is he, is he trying to tell us something or is he just playing with us?
      Mac: I wish I knew. Ether way, we're running out of time.

    • Danny: What do you want from us, Casey?
      Shane Casey: I don't want anything from them. Get out of here.
      Lindsay: Go to hell!
      Shane Casey: Okay. You two can join him.
      Danny: Babe, take her and go!
      Lindsay: Danny...
      Danny: Take her and go! (Lindsay takes Lucy from his arms) Please.
      Lindsay: I love you.
      Danny: I love you. Go...

    • Shane Casey: I've been waiting for this, Messer.
      Danny: All right. Here I am. Obviously, you knew I would be. So, what is it that you want?
      Shane Casey: Shut up!
      Danny: What do you want?
      Shane Casey: What do I want? To shoot the frickin' messenger!

    • Shane Casey: Sounds like the cavalry's here. Too bad they won't be able to stop me from killing you.
      Danny: Now, why would you want to do something like that?
      Shane Casey: Oh, please. Don't tell me you already forgot about my brother.

    • Shane Casey: Ignorance is bliss, my friend. Something… that you pretty much screwed all to hell for me.
      Danny: How is that, man? How is that?
      Shane Casey: My brother... was all I had, okay? I mean, man, he was the closest thing that I had to a hero! And you know what? You know what? Thinking he was innocent, going after all those people that put him away... it felt good! It felt sexy! And then you and all your friends at the Science Club had to go and ruin it for me.

    • Danny: I told you then and I will tell you again: Your brother is a murderer, just like you.
      Shane Casey: That's right! And you put me away, just like him! Guess what? I wasn't like Ian. I can live with what I've done! The only thing I can't live with is knowing that your smug ass was out here pretending to be a good guy.

    • Stella: (About Casey, after he fell off the lighthouse) Have they found his body yet?
      Mac: The Coast Guard's sweeping the area as we speak but they don't hold out much hope. The tide was high and that point's pretty treacherous. Drift patterns could carry his body anywhere from Fire Island to Jersey Shore.
      Stella: Yeah, well, whatever it takes to finish up Shane Casey once and for all.
      Mac: Yeah, you got that right.

    • Lindsay: I take it all back.
      Danny: What's that?
      Lindsay: Everything I said about our apartment. I don't ever want to leave here again.
      Danny: (Laughs) It's fine with me. That's what pizza delivery's for.
      (She laughs)

    • Lindsay: I'm not sure how much longer we can keep doing this. I'm tired of feeling like I've lost you.
      Danny: Hey. (He kisses her forehead) Sush. I'm right here. I'm right here and I'm not going anywhere.
      Lindsay: You promise?
      Danny: I promise.
      (They kiss)

    • (Danny walks into Lucy's nursery and is horrified at the sight of Casey holding the girl as he points a gun at him)
      Danny: Oh my God.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Danny Nucci, who plays Officer Nicholas Henderson, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Cello and Goodbye.

      Adam John Harrington, who plays Office Noonan, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Mayday and in the C.S.I. one Code Blue Plate Special.

    • After 6 seasons in the female leading role, this is the last episode that features Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera.

    • This was the last episode to be broadcasted in the show's original timeslot of Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m.

    • The official CBS press release had the team at the Guggenheim Museum examining an Andy Warhol painting. However, the aired version features the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an Emmett Vaughan piece entitled The American Way.

    • According to Anna Belknap, a scene was filmed for this episode where they crush a sandcastle (and hence they had special sandcastle people who built several duplicates) but that scene never made it to the final cut.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 26, 2010 on CTV.
      United Kingdom: June 12, 2010 on Five.
      Czech Republic: July 31, 2010 on AXN.
      Spain: August 17, 2010 on AXN.
      Turkey: September 5, 2010 on CNBC-e.
      Sweden: October 11, 2010 on Kanal 5.
      Norway: November 10, 2010 on TVNorge.
      Germany: February 28, 2011 on Vox.
      Slovakia: June 28, 2011 on JOJ.
      Finland: July 27, 2011 on MTV3.

    • Set designer Will Batts constructed a replica of the Montauk Point Lighthouse on Long Island, New York for the filming of this episode.