Shuffle, Ball Change
Shuffle, Ball Change

Season : 4
Episode: 17
Directed by: Mark Pellington
Written by: Liz W. Garcia
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Airdate: 11 March 2007
Date of Crime: October 1984
Previous: The Good-Bye Room
Next: A Dollar, A Dream

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After the remains of a teenage boy missing since 1984 are discovered in a landfill, the squad look into his life, learning that his desire to become a dancer put him at odds with his family and made him enemies at the competitive performance school he wanted to join.



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  • This episode uses some elements from the films Footloose and Billy Elliot.
  • "Maurice Hall" is the name of the protagonist in E.M. Forster's novel Maurice, about a young gentleman trying to come to terms with his own homosexuality in early 20th century England.
  • The last appearance of Susan Chuang as Frannie Ching.
  • Nathan Halliday is a professional dancer and this episode marks his debut as an actor. Several other actors, particularly the extras in the class scenes, are also professional dancers.
  • Debut of Greg Finley.
  • When Maurice Hall's box is being put away, Latrice Hicks's box is briefly visible


  • Asia "Heat of the Moment"
  • Luscious Redhead "Behind the Mask"
  • Laura Branigan "Self Control"
  • Chaka Khan "Through the Fire"
  • Kenny Loggins "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"
  • Rufus feat. Chaka Khan "Ain't Nobody"
  • Closing Song: Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is"

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