This episode started off really well, it looked like it had the potential for a classic. We all were tricked into thinking the wrongly convicted man was attached to the hitman (or contract killer) but it turned out it was the mother of the deceased that was responsible for hiring her.
I think where CSI: NY went wrong tonight was by bringing in the man's daughter into the equation. It was an unpleasant turn and really killed the momentum of the climax when the big reveal turned out to be her behind the wheel. While the episode was still enjoyable for the most part it certainly was not the first time this show gave us a sub-par ending.