CSI: NY: Season 7, Episode 11

To What End? (7 Jan. 2011)

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After a man dressed in a clown costume kills a bakery owner, the evidence is soon connected to a man from Flack's past who reluctantly agreed to join witness protection to testify against drug dealers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Sid Hammerback (credit only)
Colby Glass
Bobby Renton
Ainsley McCrea
Stan Ridgeway
Elmo Vidivic (as Gadi Erel)
Jordan Rider ...
Teddy Delabate


The team is investigating a murder which was committed by someone dressed up like a clown. They start by checking out who the clown is and when they do. They go there and find the man tied up, he says someone came knocked him out and took his clown suit. They find a fingerprint and when they run in, it reveals to be that of a man who did misdemeanor. They learn that the man just vanished five years ago. That's when Jo thinks the man entered the witness protection program and sure enough a Fed arrives, her ex. He tells Mac that the man is not a killer. But Mac stands by the evidence. Mac learns that Flack was the one who got the man into the program. So Mac talks to Flack who only reiterates what the Fed said that the man is not a killer. So Flack tries to find him while Mac tries to figure out why he killed the person he did. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Jo's response to Flack's question of what the team's first move should be was, "Leave the Canollis; take the gun." This quote is an exact reversal of the famous line spoken by Clemenza in the movie "The Godfather." When Clemenza and his subordinate kill Paul Gotta, Clemenza tells him to "Leave the gun; take the Canollis." See more »


The FBI does not handle Witness protection, which is actually called WITSEC or witness security. The US Marshals office does that. See more »


Jo Danville: Did they contact you?
Detective Mac Taylor: "They"?
Jo Danville: The FBI.
Detective Mac Taylor: We're expecting a call?
Jo Danville: Well, they usually get their panties in a wad when we start getting in their business.
Detective Mac Taylor: And... we've done that?
Jo Danville: Well, AFIS got us the match off of the print that Danny recovered from Stan Ridgeway's makeup. The name is Bobby Renton. He's gonna be tough to track down, 'cause Bobby Renton hasn't existed for the past five years.
Detective Mac Taylor: Well, if he was in jail, there'd be a record of it. And if he was dead, there'd be documentation.
Jo Danville: But there's...
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Very Dramatic & Involving Story
9 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why would anybody kill an owner of a pastry shop? Were the muffins bad? Even crazier is why would the killer be dressed like a circus clown?

This was a very, very interesting episode with a good story behind the killing. Without giving anything away, Eddie Cahill ("Don Flack") is the star of this episode, having, it's revealed, connections to the killer.

Solving this complicated crime isn't easy but it will keep you glued to the set, especially with several dramatic scenes at the end.

JD Pardo does a nice job as the guy playing "Bobby Benton," the key man in this story, along with "Flack." It was also kind of cool to see actor Ron Glass again, who I haven't seen in a long, long time. He was a regular on "Barney Miller."

All in all, a very cool episode.

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