CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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To What End? 

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.


Eric Laneuville


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Mac Taylor
Sela Ward ... Jo Danville
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Danny Messer
Anna Belknap ... Lindsay Monroe
Robert Joy ... Sid Hammerback (credit only)
A.J. Buckley ... Adam Ross
Hill Harper ... Sheldon Hawkes
Eddie Cahill ... Don Flack
David James Elliott ... Russ Josephson
Ron Glass ... Colby Glass
JD Pardo ... Bobby Renton
Jackie Tohn ... Ainsley McCrea
Martinez ... Stan Ridgeway
Daniel Gadi ... Elmo Vidivic (as Gadi Erel)
Jordan Rider 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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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Russ Josephson: [Jo and her ex-husband meet face-to-face for the first time since their divorce] You've been avoiding my phone calls.
Jo Danville: I've been busy, Russ. And we've exchanged at least five text messages over the last eight months. I think that's plenty.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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