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Identity Crisis 

Det. Josephine "Jo" Danville's adopted daughter, Ellie becomes a key witness in a murder investigation.


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Barry Fisk
Byron Wendle
Old Man
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Harvin Garrity


Det. Josephine "Jo" Danville's adopted daughter, Ellie becomes a key witness in a murder investigation.

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1 April 2011 (USA)  »

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FBI Agent Russ Josephson: Quincy Willis was a master of disguise, proficient at identity theft, forgery, counterfeiting. One of the most notorious con artists on the Eastern seaboard. Old school.
Detective Mac Taylor: [showing Russ a picture of their victim] This face look familiar to you?
FBI Agent Russ Josephson: Got to be Quincy's daughter, Sabrina Willis. He taught her everything he knew.
Lindsay Monroe Messer: So why isn't she in any crime database?
FBI Agent Russ Josephson: Took fifteen years for us to catch Quincy. He doesn't make the kind of mistakes that made it easy, you know.
Jo Danville: And you're thinking like ...
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Jo's Backstory
29 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've heard a lot about this episode, mainly about how it was all about Jo and her family. Sidenote: didn't we have to wait seasons and seasons before we got any sort of background on Hawkes, Flack, even Stella to a certain extent? Anyway, the opening did grab my interest, more so than probably any other episode this season (mind you, it's not like I can actually remember any other episode) and I was hooked pretty much all the way through.

Nice to have some Danny/Lindsay banter, even if Adam had to be there. I liked the Lindsay/Hawkes scene with the jello people and guns. Flack/Lindsay! Love that Lindsay had a lot to do in this episode and not just in the lab.

<3<3<3 Taylor Kinney . I know him briefly from that sorry excuse for a show Trauma (I thought it would be like Third Watch. It didn't come close). I actually felt sorry for the murderer though. I think it's always nice when you do - the whole episode has more of an effect.

The Ellie "finding her real mother" although very clichéd was sort of interesting. She kind of took it all rather well don't you think? Also, the fact that Jo adopted her when she was still too young to remember her mother but after Jo was divorced must mean that she and her ex-husband have been divorced for at least a decade? Or did I get that completely wrong? Jo's son looks nice. Kind of felt that they brought him in for no reason though. Guess we'll be seeing him play a "major part" in a future episode.

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