Season 8 Episode 17


Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 04, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Mac: Busy building lobby, middle of the day. Pretty brazen.
      Jo: Or pretty desperate.

    • Flack: (About the victim) Everyone I speak with around here talks about Kelvin like he was a saint.
      Mac: Then let's make sure we find the sinner.

    • Lindsay: (At a crime scene where presents for a little girl's birthday are scattered on the ground) Do you know what day it is tomorrow?
      Hawkes: Yes, and you don't need to be thinking about that right now.
      Lindsay: I can't help it. Tomorrow, Lucy's gonna be opening her presents with that ridiculously cute smile on her ridiculously cute face, I'll be thinking about this.
      Hawkes: Uh... get lost. I got this.
      Lindsay: No, it's fine. I've seen a lot worse. I'm good.
      Hawkes: And I'm great, but it's... you know, it's a little cramped in here, and I can't do three things at once, and you know, Danny's got the street, and the shooter's escape route. So, somebody needs to go talk to the wife. You. Go.
      Lindsay: Thanks.

    • Elaine Moore: Kelvin was never afraid of living on this block. He was afraid of dying here.

    • Alicia Woods: I just can't believe that he's dead. You know, he was such a special man. Everybody loved him.
      Flack: Not everybody.

    • Mac: What do you got for me, Sid?
      Sid: If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question.

    • Sid: I'm afraid I've spoiled everyone around here over the years. The age-old tradition of the investigator being present at autopsy is to answer questions that might assist the medical examiner, moi, in determining the cause and mode of death, not the other way around.
      Mac: Well, that's what the book says, but I don't think they knew about Sid Hammerback when they wrote it. You always have more answers than questions, that's why you're the best.
      Sid: Flattery will get you everywhere.

    • Mac: We know the science doesn't lie and people do.

    • Danny: (Approaching a suspect) Morris Davis? (Morris stands up and puts his hand up calmly) Oh, I thought for sure we were gonna be doing some running. That's nice.

    • Hawkes: The note paper I found on the vestibule floor is very promising. It took me a while to figure it out, but it's a New York State inmate I.D. number.
      Jo: So what's your theory? That the killer jotted down his inmate number and left it behind at the scene of the murder?
      Hawkes: Wow, it is a tough crowd today.

    • Lindsay: So what are the chances that parole's gonna issue a warrant?
      Hawkes: Pretty promising (Handing her the warrant) Here is your ticket to the dance. Flack is your date.

    • Elaine Moore: We used to date. Simple as that.
      Lindsay: It's not so simple, though. You were at his apartment hours after your husband was murdered.
      Elaine Moore: He was comforting me.
      Lindsay: Really? All the people in your life you turn to your ex-con ex-boyfriend for comfort?

    • Jo: Oh, my. Armed robbery, assault, possession with intent. All before your 21st birthday.
      Willis Frazier: I paid my debt.
      Jo: Well, I want to believe you, Willis, but my only hesitation is this murder thing.

    • Christine Whitney: Hey, I'm having a crisis of conviction in the middle of a toy store.
      Mac: Okay.
      Christine Whitney: My head says pick the developmentally-stimulating blocks made from organic recycled wood, but my heart says princess doll.
      Mac: Well, I'm sure whatever you pick, Lucy's gonna love.
      Christine Whitney: Oh, you have obviously never disappointed a three-year-old.
      Mac: I always say, go with your gut.
      Christine Whitney: Oh... or we could go with ponies!
      Mac: Should I send a squad car to rescue you?
      Christine Whitney: Well, what is everybody else bringing?
      Mac: Wait a minute. This isn't about Lucy, is it?
      Christine Whitney: Of course not. This is about meeting your friends for the first time and that's a lot of pressure.
      Mac: If they see in you even a fraction of what I see... you'll be a hit.
      Christine Whitney: You're a sweet man, Mac Taylor. Go solve crime.

    • Flack: (Banging on the door) Police! Open up!
      Willis Frazier: You got a warrant?
      Flack: We can get one.
      Willis Frazier: Or you could ask nice.
      Flack: May we come in?

    • Willis Frazier: I don't want to get her in any trouble.
      Flack: She's suspected of having her husband killed. There's not much more trouble she can be in.

    • Clyde Duvall: There's two kind of people in this building. People like them...
      Danny: Yeah, scumbags.
      Clyde Duvall: And people like me and Alicia. We work hard, we mind our business, and we try not to get caught in the cross fire.

    • Hawkes: Do you know how many variations of Japanese calligraphy there are?
      Adam: (Taking a guess) Four, Grasshopper.
      Hawkes: Dozens, okay?

    • Hawkes: This one's their knockoff of a Maneki Neko. They call it the Lucky Bobcat.
      Adam: Is it a top seller?
      Hawkes: No, they're not exactly flying off the shelves, except at Haiku Novelties in Chelsea. They've ordered four cases every month for a year.
      Adam: Nobody needs that much luck.

    • Flack: There are two kind of people in this place, Clyde, people like Kelvin Moore and scumbags like you.

    • Elaine Moore: Look, I know you must think I'm a horrible person for cheating on my husband. I loved Kelvin. Just not the way everyone wanted me to.
      Lindsay: I don't think you're a horrible person. I just think it's sad that you didn't realize that the greatest gift you had walking into that building yesterday was standing right next to you.

    • Flack: What do you got there? Is that the... Mac Taylor action figure?
      Hawkes: Sold out. I went with old reliable, a little teddy bear.
      Jo: Speaking of old reliable teddy bears. Mac Taylor! Come on, we can't be late for Lucy's birthday.

    • Christine Whitney: (Showing up with a big bag of presents) I guess I went a little overboard.
      Adam: Wow. My birthday's next month, and you and Mac are definitely invited.

    • Christine Whitney: (About Lucy's birthday presents) I hope horses, blocks and princess dolls are okay.
      Flack: Oh, Mac will have a blast with those.
      Mac: (Joining them) Mac will have a blast with what?
      Christine Whitney: (Kisses him on the cheek) Inside joke.
      Jo: (Pinching his cheek) When you've been part of the group for a little while longer, we'll let you in on it.

    • Mac: (After Christine pulls him into a corner and kisses him at the lab) What was that for?
      Christine Whitney: 'Cause I felt like it. 'Cause you made me feel like it. And letting me into your
      world the way you have has just changed my life. I can't stop smiling. I can't stop thinking about you.
      Mac: For a long time, this place and those guys have been my whole world. They've helped me through some tough times. Now I have you.

  • Notes

    • Music Featured:
      Disparate Youth by Santigold (Danny and Hawkes processs the murder scene).
      All A Dream by Norah Jones (Hawkes processes the broken porcelain cat).
      Come Home With Me by T. Shirt.

    • Sherri Saum, who plays Elaine Moore, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Point of Impact.

      Charles Malik Whitfield, who plays Clyde Duvall, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Stand Your Ground.

      Mo McRae, who plays Willis Frazier, also appears in the C.S.I. episode No Humans Involved.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 4, 2012 on CTV 2.
      United Kingdom: May 19, 2012 on Channel 5.
      Czech Republic: July 4, 2012 on AXN.
      Turkey: January 7, 2013 on CNBC-e.
      Norway: January 9, 2013 on TVNorge.
      Germany: March 4, 2013 on Vox.
      Finland: October 1, 2014 on MTV3.

  • Allusions

    • Hawkes: Do you know how many variations of Japanese calligraphy there are?
      Adam: (Taking a guess) Four, Grasshopper.

      'Grasshopper' is the nickname that Master Po uses to refer to Caine in the 1972-1975 television series Kung Fu.

    • Lindsay: (About Alicia Woods) She's not exactly Tony Montana.

      Tony Montana is the main character in the 1983 Brian de Palma's movie Scarface. He has become a cultural icon embodying the rise from the bottom to the top.