Season 8 Episode 11

Who's There?

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 13, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team has to figure out what secret a wealthy family is hiding after they are a victim of a home invasion.

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  • Meh. (and another Meh because the title is too short)

    Not a bad episode but not a good one. Many lame things about the crime.

    I mean:

    1) If you are a wealthy couple, surely you have domestic service to open your door if a package arrives.

    2) It's dinner time. The door rings. Nobody's there, just a misterious package. And she opens the door! C'mon! Haven't you read Safety for Dummies!

    3) And you, yes, you, the dead guy: Haven't you read Safety for Dummies too? Never try to fight a mugger, you fool. And never take the robber's ski mask, moron!

    4) I knew that the wife had something to do with the killing before the CSI arrived.

    5) I knew the daughter had something to do with the robbery (and maybe the crime) before she arrived.

    6) The alledged girlfriend red herring was too red and too herring to fool anyone. Luckily it lasted only some minutes.

    Maybe I have seen too many crime series. Maybe it is just that CSI NY is becoming predictable. Maybe.moreless
  • Great episode

    Somewhere Tony DiNozzo is smiling because his theory about the wife always doing it was proven right.

    This was a strong episode of CSI: NY tonight. A great premise, and really good interaction between the cops and the suspects. I liked the directing during the opening scene, setting up this seemingly perfect family juxtaposed against the attack on their lives.

    An enjoyable, fast-paced hour of TV here tonight. I really liked it.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

Sandra Hess

Sandra Hess

Elizabeth Ferguson

Guest Star

Vincent Ventresca

Vincent Ventresca

Ron Ferguson

Guest Star

Heather Sossaman

Heather Sossaman

Megan Ferguson

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • According to Jo, Mac is always watching an eight-hour Reagan documentary.

    • Mac's fake internet profile displays the following information:
      Employment : NYPD Crime Lab.
      College: University of Chicago.
      High School: Lincoln High.
      Favourite quotes: 'A nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten' – Calvin Coolidge.
      Music: The Who, The Rolling Stones.
      Movies: A Bridge Too Far, Dirty Harry.
      Television: Survivor, NCIS.
      Interests: Science, Golf, Bass guitar.

    • Goof: The evidence bag containing the card fragment is labelled as case #07 – 400 – 1027. However, Adam's tablet shows the case as number as #2011/54841.

    • The tablets used by the team are Sahara Netslate brand.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • (At the crime scene of Ron Ferguson)
      Flack: Apparently, he and his partner, a guy named Phillip Roth, made a killing during the housing bubble.
      Jo: Looks like the killing didn't stop there.

    • Mac: Wealthy neighborhood. Rows and rows of million-dollar homes. Why'd the attackers choose this one?

    • (About the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show')
      Mac: They're still showing that thing?
      Jo: Apparently so.
      Mac: I never saw that.
      Jo: You didn't? Aw, Mac, you should. I think you'd love it. It ranks right up there with that eight-hour Reagan documentary you're always watching.

    • Lindsay: You mean to tell me that while I've been trying to get a lead out of an empty cardboard box, you've been here doing magic tricks?
      Danny: Uh, it creates a diversion, helps me think.

    • (After Danny performs a cards trick)
      Lindsay: That's very impressive.
      Danny: Thank you.
      Lindsay: I think you should stick to your day job, though.

    • Danny: (To Lindsay, throwing a queen of spades card in her direction) My queen!

    • Flack: (To Lindsay) I believe... your exact words were: 'one more stop, then we get a bite to eat.'

    • Lindsay: You are like Danny. You do not listen to what I actually say.
      Flack: Oh, I listen. I think the problem is you're not saying what you think you're saying. He says that too, doesn't he?
      Lindsay: Yeah. Word for word.
      Flack: (Cuckles) Men and women.

    • Flack: You're going away for murder, Mark. The only question is how long. We're offering you a chance to do the right thing. Chance for a lighter sentence.

    • Jo: You seem troubled.
      Sid: You know, death, much like life, can be a rather complicated matter.

    • Phillip Roth: You think I forced my way into my business partner's home and committed a robbery to cover up a murder? That sounds a little farfetched to me.
      Jo: How about hiring a couple of thugs to do your dirty work for you? That sound a little more plausible?

    • Hawkes: Sounds like Ron was doing a lot more than just stepping out behind Elizabeth's back.
      Mac: He was planning on having her killed.

    • Eva Hutton: I'm sorry, who?
      Jo: Ron Ferguson. The same Ron Ferguson you were having an affair with.
      Eva Hutton: What? Can we take a step back here? Because I don't know any Ron Ferguson.

    • (Creating an internet profile page for Mac)
      Jo: 'Dirty Harry'. Add that to his list of favorites.
      Lindsay: (Chuckles) Really? 'Dirty Harry'? I'm not sure Mac would approve of his policing techniques.

    • Mac: (Looking at an internet profile that Jo and Lindsay have created for him) What is this?
      Lindsay: It's your profile page, Mac. It's all part of the investigation.
      Mac: (Confused) Okay.

    • (After creating an internet profile page for Mac)
      Lindsay: There we go, hours of social networking at your fingertips!
      Mac: Great. I don't want a profile page.
      Jo: Oh, it doesn't matter, that's the point. Someone else can build it for you.

    • Mac: What kind of person makes a fake profile to have an online love affair with their own husband?
      Lindsay: She must've been trying to catch Ron cheating.
      Jo: More like entrapment.
      Mac: We knew their marriage was in trouble. This takes it to a new level.

    • Mac: (To Elizabeth Ferguson) Wow, that is cold. You are actually willing to let your daughter go down for murder... the murder you committed.

    • Mac: (To Elizabeth Ferguson) You thought about calling 911 but then you realized, this was the best thing that could have happened. You could kill your husband, avoid a messy divorce and the two home invaders would take the fall.

    • Elizabeth Ferguson: Do you have any idea what 20 years of marriage can do to a person?
      Mac: Then get a divorce.

    • Elizabeth Ferguson: Our marriage was a war, our divorce a cold war.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Carmine Giovinazzo (Danny Messer) and Vincent Ventresca (Ron Ferguson) appeared together in the 2001 Eric Schwab's film The Learning Curve.

    • Music Featured:
      Symphony #40 in G Minor by Mozart (Opening scene).
      Running Fire by The Duke Spirit (Lindsay and Jo are processing the crime scene in the house).
      What You Want by Bombay Bicycle Club.

    • Sandra Hess, who plays Elizabeth Ferguson, also appears in the C.S.I. episodes Assume Nothing and All For Our Country.

      Vincent Ventresca, who plays Ron Ferguson, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Invasion.

      Heather Sossaman, who plays Megan Ferguson, also appears in the C.S.I. episode CSI Down and in the CSI: Miami one Death Pool 100.

      Robb Derringer, who plays Phillip Rogh, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Evaluation Day and in the CSI: Miami one Stalkerazzi.

      Kate Lang Johnson, who plays Eva Hutton, also appears in the CSI: Miami episodes Rap Sheet and Bolt Action.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 13, 2012 on CTV.
      Norway: February 8, 2012 on TVNorge.
      United Kingdom: April 7, 2012 on Channel 5.
      Czech Republic: May 23, 2012 on AXN.
      Germany: November 19, 2012 on Vox.
      Turkey: November 19, 2012 on CNBC-e.
      Slovakia: April 8, 2013 on JOJ Plus.
      Finland: May 14, 2014 on MTV3.


    • Lindsay: Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

      That is a line said by Clint Eastwood in the Don Siegel 1971 movie Dirty Harry.