"To the Bone"
CI, Episode 5.20
Production number: 05022
First aired: 7 May 2006
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Chesley Watkins
Teleplay By
Charlie Rubin

Story By
Charlie Rubin, Warren Leight & René Balcer

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


Chesley Watkins, a foster mother with questionable scruples, gets on the wrong side of Logan as he and Barek seek some of her former charges for their involvement in series of vicious machete mass murders.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Ten years on this island are finally going to pay off.

–Mike Logan, after receiving a tip on the next crime scene, in Staten Island

Elizabeth Rodgers: Going by the body temp, you missed them by less than an hour.
Mike Logan: Too bad near-misses don't count.

Mike Logan: What, you're going?
Carolyn Barek: Well, yeah. Sleep, remember?

Mike Logan: You live all the way in Brooklyn. My place is right down the street. (Barek gives him a look) I'll take the couch.
Carolyn Barek: I don't believe you got a... couch that big.
Mike Logan: Yeah, maybe not.

Elizabeth Olivet: It's called Post-Traumatic Stress, Mike.
Mike Logan: I'm so glad it has a name.

Chelsey Watkins: You're a good man.
Mike Logan: I want to help you. I know I took one of your boys away from you. I want to make it right.

Chelsey Watkins: Mother forgives you. Can you forgive her?
Mike Logan: It's not for me to forgive you. You need to tell me what those boys forced you to do.
Chelsey Watkins: Why can't you forgive your own mother? It's the only way to be happy.

Background information and notes

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Home of
Len and Paula Chopauer
Staten Island, New York
Tuesday, April 4

Cousin Chet's Laundro-Net
Bedford Stuyvesant
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, April 6

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Office of Lt. Roger Lemoyne
74th Precinct
Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, April 11

Technical Assistance
Response Unit (TARU)
155 Water Street
Friday, April 14

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