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The remains of a pregnant 17-year-old are found in the trunk of a crushed car, but the baby is missing. During the investigation, Danny finds out some shocking news about Lindsay.



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Episode credited cast:
Adam Ross (as AJ Buckley)
Don Flack
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Barker
Steve Barker
Andrea Warren
Billy Marks
Jim Warren
Lori Winton


The remains of a pregnant 17-year-old are found in the trunk of a crushed car, but the baby is missing. During the investigation, Danny finds out some shocking news about Lindsay.

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26 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Michael Kenneth Williams, who plays Reggie Dupar, also appears in the C.S.I. episodes Hollywood Brass and World's End. Kevin Weisman, who plays Mike Hess, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Meltdown and in the C.S.I. one Man Up. Erin Cardillo, who plays Tammy Barker, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Caged. Joe Egender, who plays Billy Marks, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Trends With Benefits. See more »


When Danny identified who the car was registered to, he stated the owner was Elizabeth Barker, a "Caucasian female, 25 years old," which placed her in the right age window as the victim, since Hawkes determined the victim was "between the ages of 17 and 25." Toward the end of the episode, Flack puts out an alarm on a "Caucasian female, 30 years old, name Elizabeth Barker." See more »


Detective Danny Messer: [following her into the locker room] Lindsay.
Detective Lindsay Monroe: Danny, hey... I can't talk right now.
Detective Danny Messer: What's going on?
Detective Lindsay Monroe: What do you mean?
Detective Danny Messer: Come on. I saw you today at the health center. Are you sick?
Detective Lindsay Monroe: Danny, you should go back to work.
Detective Danny Messer: [placing his hands on her shoulders] No, no. No. You should talk to me.
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Officially one of my favorite episodes...
27 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I don't really watch any show every week in a row, but CSI:NY is one that I think is interesting and funny while dealing with serious subject matter. I particularly enjoy when they lead a little bit into the personal lives of the CSIs. However, most of the time, the teasers for the episodes are cliché and typical. So, I usually don't expect much unless the teaser gets me hooked.

I'll admit, it was a cheap trick for the teaser to have Lindsay say "I'm pregnant," because the episode, to me, was much deeper than that. Basically, I was waiting through every commercial break to see what was going to happen with Lindsay Monroe and Danny Messer. It showed the internal struggle of Danny's character, how this entire ordeal sent him into a whirlpool of emotions.

The camera deliberately panned to show him expressing his anxiety. For example, he cups his hands a lot. Danny also stares at a picture of the growing baby in various areas of the episode. This was a very beautiful way to convey such emotion, in my opinion.

Overall, the murder subplot wasn't as strong as it could've been, and I still can't figure out how a baby could've lived after being cut messily from its dead mother's stomach. I was thoroughly creeped out. Plus, the baby did not look like it was only a few weeks old, which also bothered me. Ah, technicalities, technicalities! One thing I did like was that Anna Belknap, who plays Lindsay, is visibly pregnant. It was a nice change from those stick thin girls who say their pregnant and then all you can do is assume that the baby is the size of a peanut...

Anyway, at the end of the episode, Danny is riding on his motorcycle (which was a really cool shot, plus the music in the background was amazing for the scene). You can see how troubled he is in his expression. Will he assume responsibility for his unborn child? If so, will he be a good father? The viewer can tell that these things are running through his mind.

To me, the defining parts of the episode are that he actually cares about Lindsay, shown by his concern for what is going on with her, why she won't talk to him, why she's at the doctor, etc.

But, my absolute favorite part of the episode was the very end. You see that Danny is unloading his anxiety and nervousness on the parents of the victim while they are waiting for Child Services. The mother asks him:"What happens now?" (or something like that) and Danny answers "I don't know." (What a great actor!) Then Stella, Lindsay, and Flack (or either it was Adam, I wasn't paying attention) show up with the baby in tote. Lindsay hands them the baby, then the parents, knowing who she is now that Danny has told them all about her, wish her and Danny luck. Lindsay looks a little dumbstruck, like "What's going on?" You see the grandparents cuddling the baby, then Danny and Lindsay stand next to one another. Their hands are by their sides; the camera focuses on their hands, so ready to touch, to say "Everything is going to be okay." You can tell that they just want to hold each others hand. It was such a sweet, genuine, heartfelt shot.

Then the credits roll. And I'm left feeling "Wow." Because I know that Danny cares.

It was the deepest, most meaningful episode I've watched yet.

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