CSI: NY: Season 1 (2004 - 2005)

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Season 1
CSI: NY

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Gary Sinise makes for an appealingly subdued lead in CSI:NY, helping this spinoff series distinguish itself as its own unique iteration of the flagship show's established formula.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2004

Mac struggles with memories of his late wife when he tracks a serial killer who imprisons his female victims before murdering them. Later, Mac rescues a victim who cannot move, feel or speak, and can only communicate through blinking. Ivanov: Vitali Baganov. Nadia: Arsha Darbinyan. LeAnn: Jennifer Jackson. Goodman: Michael Hagerty.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2004

A girl is brutally attacked while walking through Central Park, leaving her with no recollection of the assault. Meanwhile, Mac and Aiden investigate the murder of a drug dealer. Prescott: William Russ. Robin: Michele Hicks. Mata: Germaine De Leon. Karl: David Marciano. Rendish: Fred Koehler. Tracey: Joseph Thomas. Montgomery: Josh Hammond. Tompkins: Sven Holmberg. Albergo: Jeris Lee Poindexter.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2004

Mac must determine whether someone is playing a practical joke or if a murder has occurred after a skeleton is discovered on a double-decker bus in Times Square. Moreland: Charles Parks. Mrs. Moreland: Susan Ruttan. Danner: Thomas Kopache. Joel: Johnny Sneed. Giles: Grant Albrecht. Bruno: Frank Medrano.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2004

Mac investigates the murder of an up-and-coming hip-hop deejay who just won a prestigious championship for spinners. Across town, Stella probes the death of an acclaimed fashion designer who is found dead in her penthouse swimming pool, the victim of an alleged drowning, but Stella believes the woman was murdered. Vick: Master P. Prince: Dorian Missick. Thomas: Billy Brown. Placid: Ricky Harris. Madison: Olivia Burnette.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2004

Mac and Danny go 700 feet below ground to investigate when a construction worker is killed in a tunnel explosion. Elsewhere, Stella probes the death of a teen girl found floating in a creek. Mitford: Terry Kinney. Pete: Eric Ritter. Joe: Joe Sikora. Zito: Mike Pniewski. McGrath: Mel Rodriguez. Wesley: Vince Donvito. Donelly: John DiMaggio. Tina: Sarah Foret. Paulson: Joshua Leonard.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2004

Mac and Stella investigate when a male human leg is found near a loading dock and a human finger from a different victim is discovered in a freezer. In a Brooklyn diner, Danny and Aiden probe a multiple homicide in which the victims were all shot and their heads placed in bags.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2004

Mac and Stella investigate a botched bank robbery in Chinatown that leaves two crooks dead after an explosion sets them on fire and burns their homemade masks into their skin. Unfortunately, rain washes away key blood and DNA evidence, and burns destroy most of the thieves' fingerprints. But the investigation reveals that a third person was involved, who apparently escaped. Joanne: Samantha Quan. Hummel: Matt Bushell. Fenn: Andre Ware. Nina: Kym Hoy.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2004

Mac is called in when an abandoned briefcase discovered on the trading floor of a mercantile exchange yields not a bomb but blood evidence from the owner, who has gone missing. The investigation quickly centers on a man involved in illegal trading. Across town, Stella tries to determine whether a woman found dead on a church's property is a murder or suicide victim. Jane: Sonya Walger. Sutton: Steven Flynn. Paul: Peter O'Meara. Father Murphy: Larry Clarke. Emily: Sarah Aldrich.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2004

A mounted officer riding to investigate a fight between two men in Central Park is slain by a sniper. In Queens, Aiden probes the death of a 19-year-old man found in an alley with burn marks on his face. Mitford: Terry Kinney. Jane: Sonya Walger. Chancey: Allen Payne. Brown: Gabriel Casseus. Starks: Kanin Howell. Mandi: Erin O'Connor. Jenny: Elle Fanning. Smockton: Barry Del Sherman. Vicenzo: Jude Ciccolella. Raquel: Denice J. Sealy.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2004

Mac and Stella investigate the murder of a woman who was stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake. The police arrest a woman who was kneeling over the body with blood on her, but Mac isn't convinced that she committed the crime. Elsewhere, Danny and Aiden probe an apparent beating death. Ophelia: Heather Kafka. Rydell: Scott Valentine. Camden: Corin Nemec. Mallone: Nicholas Pratley. Walder: Bradley Stryker. Eduardo: Michael Irby.

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A spin-off of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" follows a New York forensics team headed by investigator Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise). Stella (Melina Kanakaredes) probes the death of a teen girl found floating in a creek, while Mac and Aiden (Vanessa Ferlito) investigate the murder of a drug dealer. Later, Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) is called into action after a street performer turns up dead. Hill Harper and Eddie Cahill also star in the first season.

Critic Reviews for CSI: NY Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (15)

I couldn't keep my eyes off Gary Sinise, who plays well-dressed Detective Mac Taylor with extraordinary intensity that is never over the top.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Gary Sinise has the requisite mien of a CSI investigator: pasty, sleep-deprived and grim, like Miami's David Caruso or Las Vegas' inimitable William Petersen.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

CSI: NY looks good, and Sinise carries the show effortlessly. But the show needs work, and it needs time.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode is photographed and written with an off-putting self-importance; it badly gloms onto recent events to explain a character's suffering.

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Introduced one of the major flaws of the series: the attempt to make us care about its characters' personal lives by giving them random snatches of "revealing" dialogue.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Though Stella's newfound spunk was a delicious treat... New York still needs to unravel the secret to making a crime captivating.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

But there's no doubt Sinise offers a perfect template for personal asides and emotional subtexts, murky detours that may occasionally cloud -- and liven up -- all that steamrolling, high-tech efficiency.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Sinise, a real movie star and the co-founder of Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre, is a fine actor, and so are they all, all fine actors. But none has much to do here -- the dialogue makes Dragnet seem positively chatty.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The "CSI" franchise has finally come up with its first loser -- not in the ratings, mind you, or in people's reflex affections but up on the screen, where you have to stand on your head and wear red goggles to pretend that it's a good television show.

Feb 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Scene by scene, Sinise silently begs for your empathy with every inch of his stage-trained talents. He'll get to you.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Sinise, an Emmy-winning character actor (George Wallace), has tough acts to follow in William Petersen and David Caruso, but he draws viewers to his character by giving him a low-key professionalism tinged with sadness.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the things that gets me about this show, as it is with all of the CSI shows, is the cold, clinical efficiency with which the characters approach their jobs.

Dec 5, 2005 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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