2x08 Bad Beat
First Aired: Nov. 16, 2005 on CBS
Summary: After a player is caught cheating and is kicked out of a high stakes poker game, the results are deadly when the host is murdered with a shotgun.A friendly poker game turns deadly when the players realize one of their own is cheating, beat him mercilessly and kick him out of their…
Main Characters in this Episode
Danny Messer: You think so, Einstein?
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes: Danny, I'm a certified pathologist. I *know* so.
Danny Messer: Her coat is damp. I got caught in the rain last night. A twenty minute torrential downpour at 8:45. Only the makeup on the right side of her face is streaked, which means she was lying here dead when the rain began.
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes: Show-off.
Tired woman: Oh, you've gotta be kidding me! Do you have any idea what time it is?
Detective Don Flack: Why yes ma'am, I do, it's... [checks his watch. She slams the door] Okay...
Detective Stella Bonasera: Occasionally. Why? You got a problem with that?
Detective Don Flack: Yeah. You're physically incapable of keeping a straight face.
Detective Stella Bonasera: Really?
Detective Don Flack: Now, Mac. There's a man with a poker face. Who knows what he's thinking?
- Goof (factual errors): Sheldon tells Danny that the umbrella was invented in China in "...during the Hui Dynasty, 326 AD." This is wrong on several counts. The dynasty in power in China at that time was the Jin (265-420). There is evidence that collapsible umbrellas date farther back, to the Han (206 BCE-220 CE) or Zhou (1046-256 BCE) Dynasties. There are also mentions of folding umbrellas or parasols in the Mesopotamian city of Nineveh (which was destroyed in 612 BCE), in Ancient Egypt and in the 5th century BCE Greece. So Sheldon was wrong about the Dynasty name, the time and may also have been wrong about the place.
- Goof (continuity error): Towards the end of the episode, there is a shot of the apartment door which had been blasted with a shotgun through the peephole. The peephole is unscathed as compared to the gaping hole earlier in the episode directly after the crime.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): While Lindsay is listening to the 911 call, there is a transcription of it running on her computer screen. The caller says, "...blast like a shotgun..." but the transcription says "... blast like a gunshot..."