CSI: Miami

Season 2 Episode 23

MIA/NYC – NonStop

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 17, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When a teenage girl returns home from a big party night at an underage nightclub to find her parents murdered, the search for the killer leads Horatio to New York City. Before he arrives, the New York detectives, led by Detective Mac Taylor, are called out to investigate the shooting of an undercover police officer – who, it turns out, is the lead suspect in the Miami case. However, the medical examiner determines that he has been dead for 72 hours and could not even have been alive at the time of the double-murder in Miami. After further investigation, Horatio and Mac determine that the real killer murdered the New York cop, then used his ID to get to Miami, and is still on the loose.moreless

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  • A great introduction to a better show than CSI: Miami will ever be.

    I bought the DVDs for CSI: NY today and popped it in the player. To start off watching the series, I started with MIA/NYC Non-Stop, a good introduction into the series, but I still can't believe how annoying and self-righteous Horatio Caine is. I'm amazed that not one of his colleagues have flown off the handle and shoved his "Sunglasses of Justice" up his behind.

    Just, you know, because that's what I would have done.

    Anyway, the cast of CSI NY seems really unformed here. Noticeably missing was Detective Flack, who adds a wee bit of eye-candy to the show. As well, the characters have yet to gain their own personalities. However, much can be learnt about Mac by looking at how he treats the people working with him. See sunglasses comment from above.moreless
  • Never a big fan of Miami but watched this ep so I could catch up on NY- and was pleasantly surprised.

    I must say perhaps this \"backdoor pilot\" as it\'s called will butter me up for Miami. or perhaps the only reason I really liked this episode was because it had my CSI:NY cast. I enjoyed the fact that for a good few minutes you can\'t see Mac\'s head. Of course for those who saw this episode before NY ever aired, it left you wondering who it was.

    For the NYC buff who saw this ep to see the backdoor pilot- well there was no question to who it could be. I enjoyed seeing them play off each other. I liked this crossover more than the Miami crossover with Las Vegas- I just didn\'t think that one worked well. However, these characters seemed better fit for each other.

    I enjoy the way Horatio and Mac let the other know where they stand with the situation. The way Horatio speaks to Mac however reminds me a lot of how Cath speaks to Horatio in their crossover ep. And the way that Mac responds is very similar to how they said, "We do things differently," in that episode as well. All in all it seems as if it along with Cross-Jurisdictions strive to show that not all CSI labs are the same.

    MY only hopes is that one day there will be one giant CSI crossover. Cheesy as it may sound- it would be brilliant.moreless
  • The best CSI team leaders team up, what do you get: "The CSI Dream Team"

    East meets west, no wait they're both on the east, ok south goes north, way north, so north we see H wering a coat!!!, not just his shirt and jacket, and hardly his shades.

    Some punk, offs a narc undercover officer, his id ends up being used in a family murder in Miami of which only the daughter who wa sout partying survives, as soon as the Crime Lab concludes this, H takes his "Miami Vice" mod and heads northbound to NY, and teams up with Mac, CSI NY's team leader and Det. Bonasera, Mac's XO.

    All seems well in NY, until odd coincidences start surfacing, dad and son sharing the same mistress, dad's death opens a will worth in well above the 100s millions, people who benefit from dad's death etc. Then another family hit, this time the sole survivor is the son. And this son doesn't look too inocent to H's eyes. After wild goose chases, people who don't look guilty but benefit from dad's death start appearing, sordid affaires inside the house, and other dark secrets are unveiled. Mac and H crack the case over the phone: the hit in Miami, was supposed to have been on the NY family vacationing in Miami, but the killer missed the right house, the hit itself was ordered by the family's doorman in NY which stood to get a mill in the will, and couldn't wait for that, so he speeded up the man's demise, but when his hitman failed in Miami, he takes the job for himself. Then it turns up that the Miami hitman, was the guy who killed the UC narc guy. The epi ends with junior getting his old man's mistress, doorman behind bars, when the press asks Mac who they cracked the case so fast, he turn to "his colleague from Miami", but H pulls a Batman style disappearence.

    GREAT EPISODE!!!moreless
  • The music and the yellow contrasting blue filters really made this episode awesome.

    It's another CSI crossover! This time we're in the Big Apple. I never realized Speed had such a nice...backside. :D I love the muic when we get to New York it's so BAM BAM BAM! It definitely captures my low attention span. I don't really like the blue filter. It makes everything looks so sad. I laughed when Mac and Horatio are first introduced and everything around H is blue and he's yellow.

    Danny is hot. Period. It's an honest pity that greed --being one of the seven deadly sins-- proves how deadly it is every day. Stupid doorman. They got their guy, however, Horatio shouldn't have made that promise with the teenage girl. For he could've known the guy could have escaped or gotten off bya technicality.moreless
  • CSI:NY and CSI Miami join forces. That is so cool. I really enjoyed this episode.

    A party is really good cover to steal money from a locked safe that contains $3 000 000. This was a cool episode with a well known (sorta)killer, family, and murder. This show would not be called CSI without a murder though LOL. I could not believe that the therapist's secretary and the youngest daughter both got some money and because of that, the older daughter was killed. This killer was weird because he killed 12 people or so and all he could do was thank people for helping him, and he balmed his life for wut his father/cartaker person did to him. This was a really sad but really good episode that I really enjoyed. Plus the fact that we got to see Detective Mac Taylor. YAA He is really cool.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Tim Speedle (Episodes 1-49)

Carol Mendelsohn

Carol Mendelsohn

Denise Spelman

Guest Star

Vanessa Ferlito

Vanessa Ferlito

Aiden Burn

Guest Star

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Guest Star

Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos

Detective Yelina Salas

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: In the Hanover residence, Detective Bonasera is talking with the doorman. In one wide shot, the floor around where they are standing in is covered with numbered yellow evidence markers. However, in the next wide shot, the markers are gone.

    • Tidbit: CSI Mac Taylor is still wearing his wedding band, despite his wife having passed away in 2001, three years prior to this episode.

    • Horatio: Trail ends here...I want first bite at prosecution, as you know Florida has the death penalty.
      Mac: So does New York.
      Horatio: Yes but you haven't executed anyone...Since '76.

      Actually, the last execution in the State of New York was Eddie Mays in 1963. From 1972 to 1976, the death penalty was suspended in all United States by a Supreme Court decision.

      Curiously, a month and a week after this episode was first aired, the New York Court of Appeals declared the New York State death penalty statute unconstitutional under the due process clause of the New York State Constitution.

    • Goof: When the doorman is speaking to Stella in the hotel lobby, before the Hanover's son was found stabbed, if you look you will see that his uniform has a tassel on both sleeves. Later after they find the tassel in the elevator shaft, he is missing one.

    • Goof: When Danny is talking to Speedle on the headset, you see Speedle in front of a computer. When he's typing, he holds his finger 2-3 centimeters above the keyboard!

    • Goof: The suspect's home in New York was located at East 112th Street, but the quick police chase from his home ends up at West 125th Street.

    • Goof: Nick Murdoch's driver's license reads "New York City, NY." However, New York State driver's licenses list New York City as "New York, NY."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Horatio: ...it could also mean we're chasing the same man.
      Mac: You think he's in New York? Well one way or another everything's connected, it brought you to me.
      Horatio: Trail ends here...I want first bite at prosecution, as you know Florida has the death penalty.
      Mac: So does New York.
      Horatio: Yes but you haven't executed anyone...Since '76.
      Mac: Politics.

    • (Horatio and Mac meet each other)
      Mac: Can I help you?
      Horatio: My name is Caine, Miami, CSI, I'm investigating a double murder case.
      Mac: Detective Mac Taylor, Crime Scene Unit, First Grade, I'm listening.

    • Mac: She's reason enough a guy'd want Dad outta the way.
      Horatio: And that is motive. In any state.

    • Stella: Davey Penrod how'd she get that?
      Mac: New York. You think and it's news.

    • Stella: Ok firecode says there is a backdoor here, I can't seem to find it.
      Doorman: (turning and pointing) Uh yeah... it's hidden.
      Stella: (smiling) Why don't you try unhiding it?

    • (Mac and Stella examine a white substance)
      Mac: Bob Fosse's life story.
      Stella: All that jazz.
      Mac: Semen.
      Stella: Old man was a stud.
      Mac: So, Mom's in the bedroom knocked out on Percocet.
      Stella: Yeah, and Dad's in the study with a candlestick... Only one way to put out his fire.
      Mac: Blow.

    • Horatio: Mac, I have a 16 year old girl who is suddenly without parents. I have promised her peace of mind.
      Mac: I got an officer's widow who'd like some answers. You got a deal.

    • Tim: Call New York Homicide. They'll pick him up.
      Horatio: New York Homicide didn't make a promise to Laura Spelman.

    • Alexx: (about the suspect) The guy's a monster. Or he doesn't know his own strength.
      Horatio: Well ... he's about to know ours.

  • NOTES (9)

    • The song Born Too Slow by The Crystal Method was heard earlier in the year on the original C.S.I. in the fourth season episode Early Rollout.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Germany: Spurensuche in New York (In Search of Clues in New York)
      Czech Republic: Miami - New York - Nonstop

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: February 20, 2007 on TV Nova
      Greece: Saturday February 16, 2008 on SKAI

    • John Mariano & Sofia Milos have also appeared together in many episodes of Caroline In The City.

    • The shot of Gary Sinise looking over New York is exactly the same as the shot of David Caruso looking over Miami in the CSI: Miami opening titles.

    • Episode Recording The New York portions of this episode were filmed on-scene the week of April 4, 2004.

    • This episode is the CSI: NY equivalent of the CSI: Miami backdoor pilot, "Cross-Jurisdictions."

    • This episode brings David Caruso back to the New York crime scene ten years after he emerged in the spotlight as the star of ABC's NYPD Blue.

    • featured Music:
      Born Too Slow by Crystal Method
      The Farther We Go by Futique
      Teardrop by Massive Attack
      One Day My Soul Opened Up by Millie Jackson
      Fall in the Light by Lori Carson and Graeme Revell
      Inside by Unkle
      Accidental Daze by Tonal


    • Mac: Bob Fosse's life story.
      Stella: And All that Jazz...


      This is an allusion to Chicago & Bob Fosse the famous choreographer. The musical had the famous song And All That Jazz.