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  • The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) leads a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does. In the city that never sleeps, CSI: NY never rests. A spin-off from CSI: Miami, the third edition to the CSI franchise follows a New York City forensics team/police officers headed by former tough Marine Major, Det. Mac Taylor. Against a backdrop of simmering ethnic and cultural tensions, Taylor probes cases similar to their Las Vegas and Miami counterparts, along with his team of Detectives, consisting of Det. Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo), Det. Lindsay Monroe (Anna Belknap), and Det. Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper). The CSIs work alongside Medical Examiner Sid Hammerback (Robert Joy), lab rat Adam Ross (A.J. Buckley), hardcore homicide Det. Don Flack (Eddie Cahill) and the newest addition to the team, Det. Jo Danville (Sela Ward), an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C., whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim. Former team members include the late Det. Aiden Burn (Vanessa Ferlito) and Mac's former second in command, Det. Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes).moreless

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Sinise

    Detective Macanna "Mac" Taylor

  • Hill Harper

    Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

  • Carmine Giovinazzo

    Danny Messer

  • Eddie Cahill

    Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

  • Anna Belknap

    Lindsay Monroe

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  • Quotes (4218)

    • (Mac discovers a wedding ring on a dead girl) Mac: Someone out there is missing a wife.

    • Danny: You hear about that body? Stella: The one by the River Cafe? Yeah, I caught it on the police portable when I was in the shower. Danny: (smiling) Why doesn't that surprise me? Stella: The job never stops, Danny.

    • Aiden: Dr. Hawkes was dead on, the wife inhaled something she shouldn't have… "fry sticks". Mac: Laced cigarettes.

    • (Mac, Danny and Aiden board a garbage barge in search of evidence) Mac: It's our job to sift and isolate the garbage from the evidence. Danny: What's the dimensions on the barge. Mac: About 140 by 38 feet. Danny: About half the size of a football field. Aiden: My kit's fully stocked, bring it!

    • Mac: (to Ivanov) I guess when Zoya asked you to take care of her, paralyzing her from the eyes down wasn't what she had in mind… was it doctor?

    • Mac: (sitting next to the comatosed woman) I'm so tired. I used to sit like this with my wife. Her name was Claire. She died on 9/11. Nobody saw it coming. I was cleaning out the closet the other day, and I... I found this beach ball. And I remembered it was my wife who blew it up. I never told anybody this, but I got rid of everything that reminded me of Claire. Too painful. The one thing I couldn't throw away was that beach ball. Her breath is still in there.

    • Mac: Why? Stella: What? Mac: Why, Stella, why does he do it? What's the connection? Why does he lock women inside their own bodies?

    • Mac: (to Bogdhan Ivanov) You're not a doctor. You're a murderer with a medical degree.

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    Notes (841)

    • Ajay Mehta, who plays Dr. Smythe, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Bad Seed.

    • Carmine Giovinazzo is the only actor in the main cast to have performed in all three CSI franchises. His character on CSI: NY Danny Messer was first introduced in CSI: Miami's the episode MIA/NYC Nonstop" together with a few other cast members. He also played Thumpy-G on C.S.I..

    • The cell phones used during the first season are Palm Treo 650.

    • Andy García was offered the main role, who would have been called "Rick Calucci". However, he turned it down and so did Ray Liotta, so the role ended up being taken by Gary Sinise and named "Mac Taylor".

    • This episode appears on the CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment Special DVD Collection TV Sets: Crime and Punishment to be released on August 25th, 2009.

    • Melina Kanakaredes was spoofed by Gary Sinise and the crew while filming the scene at the basement of the house. She was told that there was a rat in one corner, Melina jumped and hit her head against the ceiling.

    • According to Melina Kanakaredes, the atmosphere at the basement of the house where the alive victim is found was creepy and awful.

    • Music Featured: Duettino: Sull' Aria by Deutsch Oper Berlin, Edith Mathis, & Gundula Janowitz.

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    Trivia (1256)

    • Goof: When analyzing the photograph, Mac starts by inputing the victim's height as a reference point. However, she is bending over to blow the kiss, which would make her several inches shorter, and throw their location distance analysis off significantly.

    • Goof: When Mac shows the picture of a suspect to the paralyzed woman, she freaks out and her fingers move, even though she was supposed to only be able to blink. Note: She was having a stroke at the moment, which causes involuntary movements all across the body.

    • Goof: When the team enter the basement of the house in Queens, the record player lifts off its needle to move, silencing the sound briefly. However, the music starts again slightly before the needle hits the record.

    • In the backdoor pilot, MIA/NYC - NonStop, Danny Messer is seen always wearing a tie and never wearing glasses. However, in almost every following episode of CSI: NY, the opposite is true.

    • Mac's wife, Claire, died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001.

    • Goof: Zoya's address is listed as Weyburn Street. There is no Weyburn Street in New York City. But there is a Weyburn Road in Brooklyn. The file Stella is reviewing just says 'Weyburn" and gives no indications of whether this means 'street' 'avenue' etc. The file also states Brooklyn, NY.

    • Goof: Bonasera mentions that the first victim's body was found near The River Café. At the beginning of the episode, when the body is found, it is shown to have been found under the Manhattan Bridge. However, The River Café is located under the Brooklyn Bridge, not the Manhattan Bridge. However, The River Café lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. So even though it lies right next to the Brooklyn one, the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge are close enough to each other in Brooklyn that saying it was near The River Café isn't that strange since it's a huge landmark.

    • Goof: Cab fares in New York City begin at $2.50 when the meter is started, not $2.00 as seen in the episode. However, when this episode was filmed, the cab fare was $2.00. The fare hike happened a few months before it aired, which would explain the discrepancy.

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    Allusions (459)

    • Danny: Fry sticks are the new date-rape drug. Three puffs, down goes Frazier. When Foreman knocked Frazier to the mat in their boxing match on January 22, 1973, ABC's sports journalist Howard Cosell yelled out "Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier". This became one of the most famous lines in sports history.

    • The plot for this episode is almost identical to the Mark Billingham's novel, Sleepyhead.

    • The title is an allusion to the 1982 KISS' album Creatures of the Night.

    • The book the teenage victim has is Jay McInerney's 1984 novel Bright Lights, Big City. In 1988, it was made into a movie starring Michael J. Fox.

    • Mac: You should hear Aiden talk about this hip-hop world. Close your eyes, she sounds like Queen Latifah. Hawkes: How do you know about Queen Latifah? Queen Latifah is a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist from Newark, New Jersey. She's also an actress who has appeared in movies like Set It Off and Chicago. Her birth name is Dana Owens; Latifah is an Arabic name meaning "kind" or "gentle."

    • Aiden makes a comment about how she and Danny have enough practice digging through trash. This is an allusion to 1x01 Blink, where they had to shift through the garbage on a barge trying to find evidence.

    • Mac: These people wanna see a show, tell 'em to go get tickets to Rent. Okay?. Rent, the incredibly popular Broadway Show, written by the late Jonathan Larson, took place in 1980's New York.

    • Stella: It's Chinatown, Mac. Stella smiles when she says this; she's probably thinking of Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson. The last line in the film is, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

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