Season 9, Ep 1, Aired 9/28/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The team leads an investigation when a fire chief, a friend of Mac, ends up dead in a blaze that used the same technique as a recently paroled arsonist.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Sinise

    Detective Mack "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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  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • reignited

    By KimSpain, Oct 29, 2012

  • 9x01 - reignited

    By JDML23, Oct 14, 2012

  • CSI:NY Reignited

    By DMS26oak74, Oct 12, 2012

  • not bad

    By freddy_91, Oct 01, 2012

  • The ninth season begins with Mac struggling to recover from his injuries as he investigates the death of a close friend, a NY firefighter.

    By meathead704, Sep 30, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (37)

    • (The NYPD are winning a hockey match against the NYFD)
      Capt. Curtis Smith: Don't look so smug. It ain't over yet.
      Mac: Ah, let's see, osso bucco in a nice red wine sauce, porcini mushrooms...
      Capt. Curtis Smith: And you wonder why the public likes us better. You guys are so cocky.
      Mac: Oh, come on, Curtis. Your boys have won the last five. I'm tired of buying you dinner.

    • Danny: Hey, get your head in the game, kid. You're better than that.
      Adam: Are you kidding me? Who just got nailed in the corner over there, all right? Get the puck along the boards!
      Danny: Just keep your skates up against the post. You learn that in peewee league.
      Flack: Hey, hey, hey, shut up, the two of you. We are not losing this game. We got two minutes left. Danny, I need you strong on the forecheck. Adam, nothing gets past you. Focus, baby. Focus. Let's go, boys.

    • Hockey player: Hey, Flack, that last goal was for your mother. This next one's for your sister.
      Flack: My sister died six months ago, jackass.
      Hockey player: No. Bro, I didn't know.
      Flack: She's not dead, you idiot. Mention my family again, I'll punch you in the mouth.

    • Capt. Curtis Smith: So, how you been? You feeling all right?
      Mac: Yeah. Yeah, I'm good. The last six months have felt like five years, but it's good to be back. I appreciate you coming by the hospital every week. That meant a lot.
      Capt. Curtis Smith: Ah. Least I could do. Well, how's Christine? Please tell me you haven't screwed that up.
      Mac: No, no. It's great. She's great. Mary and the kids?
      Capt. Curtis Smith: (Scoffs) I screwed that up years ago. But she loves me. What can I say?

    • Sid: Cinema quoi cinema, I'd have to say Manhattan.
      Lindsay: No!
      Sid: Yes.
      Lindsay: No way, absolutely not. Annie Hall. Annie Hall over Manhattan any day of the week.
      Sid: Well, Manhattan has a classic style and a Gershwin score.
      Lindsay: Nah, it's black and white.
      Sid: No, but it's just... you just prefer a more unconventional form of storytelling. I guess I'm just more of a conventional guy.
      Lindsay: Nothing about you is conventional, Sid.

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    Notes (2)

    • Louis Herthum, who plays Capt. Curtis Smith, also appears in the C.S.I. episode The List and in the CSI: Miami one Blown Away.

      Scott Subiono, who plays Marshall Hilson, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Built to Kill, Part 2.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 28, 2012 on CTV.
      Latin America: November 6, 2012 on AXN.
      Czech Republic: November 28, 2012 on AXN.
      Norway: February 13, 2013 on TVNorge.
      Finland: October 21, 2014 on MTV3.

    Trivia (4)

    • This is the first Season 9 premiere episode of a CSI show not to feature the death of one of the main characters. Warrick Brown died in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's Season 9 premiere, and Jesse Cardoza died in CSI: Miami's.

    • Lindsay is a big fan of Annie Hall whereas Sid favours Manhattan.

    • As a result of having been shot in the back during episode 8x18 Near Death, Mac suffers from anomic aphasia: his brain was depraved of enough oxygen for a while and suffered a damage that prevents him from remembering the names of certain things.

    • This episode is set 6 months after the season 8 finale.

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    • karlmeszaros Sep 29, 2012

      I'm thinking Mac won the lottery with Christine. :)