CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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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:
Lindsay Monroe
Sid Hammerback (credit only)
Sheldon Hawkes
Don Flack
Colby Glass
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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7 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The clown whose identity is stolen for the hit is named Stan Ridgeway. "Stan Ridgway" (no "e") was also the name of the real-life lead singer for the band Wall Of Voodoo. Perhaps appropriately in this context, Ridgeway had a solo #4 hit on the UK singles chart in 1986 with a song called "Camouflage". See more »


When the clown loads the pistol in the opening sequence, he chambers a round and fails to put the safety on before he puts the gun in the back of his waistband, fully prepared to shoot his own butt off. Clearly this is one stupid clown. See more »


Detective Danny Messer: Do you, uh, wear sneakers inside clown shoes?
Detective Mac Taylor: Are you seriously asking me that question?
Detective Danny Messer: What, no good? What the hell do I know about clowns?
Detective Mac Taylor: Look, I'm a bright man, Danny, but I'm afraid I can't help you with that one.
Jo Danville: [approaching] Hey.
Detective Danny Messer: Jo, do you wear sneakers inside clown shoes?
Jo Danville: I don't know. I don't own any.
Detective Danny Messer: Clown shoes?
Jo Danville: Sneakers.
Detective Mac Taylor: Danny, get out of here. Get me some answers.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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