Season 5 Episode 1


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Mac is first shown climbing out of the water, the tail-end of the SUV is sticking up out of the water. However, in his flashbacks the SUV is completely submerged before he ever exits it.

    • At the beginning of the episode, police units are unsuccessfully searching the city for Mac. The SUV Mac was driving was a GMC. The police could have requested a vehicle location from OnStar (or the TV equivalent).

    • Goof:: Flack says the Jersey PD has jurisdiction of the car. However, the car was involved with the kidnapping of a detective, who was transported across state lines. That would make it a federal case, with the FBI having jurisdiction.

    • Gary Sinise makes a great job acting Mac's concussion; he's noticeably dizzy and it is noticeable even his voice that becomes slurred and slow, struggling to link words together.

    • Mac has a concussion that makes him partially lose his memory. Then are his perceptions fully trust worthy? Despite his crime scene training and scientific knowledge help him reconstruct what probably happened, there's no way for him to know if what we see him perceiving in the flashbacks is right or wrong.

    • Goof: When Ross is showing Flack the video surveillance footage from the tollbooth, only a fuzzy picture can be shown of Joe. Yet somehow they are able to zoom in well enough to get the VIN number from the door of the car.

    • Goof: Mac says Joe is arrested for assault and battery. In New York, there is no assault and battery. Only an assault charge.

    • Samantha Flack (Kathleen Munroe) is introduced in this episode.

    • Veritas is the Latin word for truth.

  • Quotes

    • Adam: (To Mac about his decision to go to Flack first) I made a choice that I would make again, but I do not mean to disrespect you in any way.

    • Adam: (To Mac) Do you have a sister?
      (Mac remains silent)

    • (To Flack as she accuses him of judging her)
      Sam: You just wish I was a little more like you.

    • Lindsay: Divine intervention?
      Mac: God's a scientist, Lindsay.

    • (Mac remembers Joe leaving something on Mac's kit when Joe kicked it to Mac).
      Mac: Danny, where's my kit?

    • Mac: (to Joe) You're under arrest for the murder of Derek James, Lauren Salinas, kidnapping and attempted murder of a crime scene investigator, armed robbery, grand theft auto, assault and battery. But most of all, for pissing me off.

  • Notes

    • French episode title: La Femme de L'Extérieur, meaning Outside Woman. It is an allusion to the previous episode entitled L'Homme de L'Intérieur (Inside man).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: December 3, 2008 on TVNorge.
      Sweden: January 5, 2009 on Kanal 5.
      Turkey: January 19, 2009 on CNBC-e.
      Spain: January 20, 2009 on AXN.
      Ireland: February 4, 2009 on RTÉ 2.
      Portugal: February 9, 2009 on AXN.
      Greece: March 3, 2009 on SKAI.
      Czech Republic: March 4, 2009 on AXN.
      Croatia: March 11, 2009 on RTL.
      New Zealand: September 1, 2009 on TV3.
      Germany: September 7, 2009 on Vox.
      Slovakia: September 13, 2009 on JOJ.
      Finland: February 3, 2010 on MTV3.
      Austria: May 31, 2010 on ORF1.

    • Melina Kanakaredes tripped and fell to the ground while filming the scene where she runs up a fire escape with gun in hand. As a result, she has a scar on her left leg.

    • The scene where Stella falls over the railing on the edge of the roof was shot by Melina Kanakaredes herself and no stunt double was used.

    • In Eastern and Central USA, this episode was delayed 15 minutes due to a Presidential Address during the previous time slot on its first air date.

    • Music Featured:
      The Geeks Were Right by The Faint.
      Wanna Be A Star by Walter Meego.

    • Robert Joy (Sid Hammerback) and A.J. Buckley (Adam Ross) have been added to the opening credits.

    • This episode was shot in May 2008 in case the actors went on strike.

  • Allusions