Season 3 Episode 11

Raising Shane

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 29, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After a bartender is murdered, the CSI team must prove that Hawkes did not commit the murder. That only becomes more difficult when the team is pulled off the investigation.

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  • Shane Casey is back and still targeting Hawkes

    This episode shows the return of Shane Casey after he escaped from prison.It was even better than the first Shane Casey episode.Hawkes finds himself in trouble when he gets framed for a robbery and a murder and everything points to it been him so Mac and the team are pulled off the case with nothing to go off.A part of me actually thought that Hawkes was guilty because I couldn't see how it couldn't of been him until Mac finds out that Shane Casey is involved and he wants Hawkes to go to jail like his brother.Shane agrees he will give them the gun that will clear Hawkes only if they can prove that his brother didn't commit the murder he was arrested for.This was a very entertaining episode.moreless
  • While on a late night jog Sheldon is arrested for murder and armed robbery. Sheldon professes his innocence but he is identified as the killer/robber by the surviving victim of the crime.moreless

    I like how the writers of this episode took a predictable story (it's painfully obvious Sheldon is innocent) and made it into a very entertaining and well written thrill ride. Fifteen years after Terminator 2: Judgement Day Edward Furlong shows here that he is still a good actor capeable of a top notch performance. He is perfectly cast as Shane Casey. Carmine Giovanazzo continues to get better with each episode. This episode is his best to date. Finally, I hope Peyton and Mac's relationship is not over. It is defintely a highlight of the season and should continue.moreless
  • OMG It's the CSI-is-the-suspect plot that isn't clichéd!!

    CSI: NY fricking rules, man. When I first read that Hawkes was a suspect in a murder, I thought that it was going to be a clichéd plot. Well, when you think about it it was, but the way they delivered it was fricking AWESOME!! Lol I love what danny said to the Chief, "Bring it on, Grandpa, I'll show a thing or two about what this science geek can do!"

    Then Mac locking the door to talk to Hawkes was so naughty. I don't know if I've said this before but Mac seems to be taking his old anger from Danny to Hawkes. I think he needs to see a counsellor or something to take about his dating situation, or lack there of now, so he and Peyton can get back together and get can get his frustration out.

    Poor Danny, Shane really struck a cord when he mentioned Danny bro, Louie. I wouldn't have been surprised if he shot Shane for what he said. But luckily, he kept his head of straight and made Shane realize his bro was guilty, which I'm glad he was otherwise this plot wouldn't have been great.moreless
  • “What happens when one of this happens to one of your own? The answer: An emotional rollercoaster.”

    The return of Shane Casey. It’s unbelievable. We knew he’d be back as we can all remember when As the episode goes on, we KNOW Hawkes couldn’t have done it. But how is the evidence pointing in this direction? There is nothing else we can think of. We grasp at straws, hoping it’s a mistake or that he was framed. But as gunshot residue is found on his sleeves we worry. How will they reveal his innocence? It is until the CSIs show us step by step by “interrogating” an invisible Hawkes that we realize it, right before they say it, for ourselves. “He was framed.” And the way? It’s exactly like a case in the not so distant past. The case of Shane Casey’s brother. Now that they have got it under control, it’s only a matter of time until they figure out who did it.

    Now, while we are positive in our minds that Hawkes will get off. He WAS framed after all, the question remains, what will happen to Shane Casey? Will they catch them? The situation isn’t helped by the CSI: Q they ask. The mystery intensifies.

    This episode has all the classic elements of a mystery. There is a case of mistaken identity; there is a case of whodunit. But in this case, we know whodunit, we know who didn’t do it. What we don’t know is how they can prove the truth. The case B of this episode is almost entirely forgotten between the drama of Shane Casey. You even forget for a moment of Tom and his showgirls (yes those places still exist- Giuliani didn’t get rid of all of them.) Then we find out for sure what we’ve been thinking all along, Shane was somehow involved with this one as well.

    The moment we get the message, “Send Messer. Alone.” Is when I freak out. We know how Danny can be. Last week Lindsay got bitten, we don’t need Danny shot this week. And through the quake of Danny’s voice we hope he can get Shane to see the truth about his brother. The ring on the bartender’s finger proves it (A great way to damn a man. Like the handkerchief in Othello, we have the ring in Raising Shane- it proves BOTH brothers’ guilt.)

    All throughout the season we've had tiny little explosions from the characters, when emotions ran a little high. But here, we got to see what happened when it was one of their own. The Vegas series has always shown rather calm waters with occasional (and may I add hot) outbursts- from the guys, Warrick, Nick and even Grissom. (Yes Grissom has had his non-cool days) And while there have been outburst episodes on CSI: NY I don't believe any could hold a match to this one.

    It shows how much everyone is on needle points. It also shows the very essence of being a CSI- you can't HELP but help. No matter if you've been called off the case or not, or whether you have to keep the name of the lab clean (Mac) or not, you try your damndest to help. The scene with Mac in the interrogation room with Hawkes, one of the best I have seen. The EXPLOSIONS from all of them when he gets in there was amazing. It was a cacophony of words and yelling. It was wonderful to see them so emotional. There was so much care taken to save the name of one of their own. The end where Stella comes and takes a hold of Hawkes as he is let out, is one of the most heartwarming I have seen. Halfway through the season, we can only hope the other half will be this good. So far, it has proven to be so.

    On a side shipper note- Danny and Lindsay had a moment together!!!! SEVERAL!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • The return of Shane Casey.

    This is not one of my favourite episodes, although it has several scenes I love. I don't like the way everyone in the force seems to be against Hawkes from the beginning. It also strike me as forced the way everyone in the lab keeps bristling against being ordered out of the case, when they know very well they couldn't work on it. It seems the writers want it to look like it's personal, some kind of grudge inside the force against Hawkes or Mac's team. To me, it just sounded over. Shane Casey is back, and he's crazy as ever. That's a given. Did we have to have a scene like the one in which Shane Casey wants to meet Mac in a busy building, and all of the cops in NY won't be able to catch him? Such a cliché! They could have had their little conversation by phone without the field expedition, but it's important to make viewers remember how cunning and smart and impossible to arrest Shane Casey is. Another overdone part, for me. And it is also a bit tiresome that all the crazy psycho killers have this insurmountable wish to meet the cops face to face, and so many crazy psycho killers are committing their heinous crimes in order to clear someone else's name. On the other hand, this episode portrays the friendship and loyalty among the CSIs, the way they stand for each other in their time of need and never give up trying to prove what's right, and the way they work together, each one's work complementing the others'. This episode also has some first quality scenes with some characters. Danny gets several, first getting all indignant and angry at the crime scene, facing off Gerrard, then going against the rules with the witness, in a scene where he actually has a point in what he says, for once, and is not just going with his gut feeling. In another perfect moment, Danny defines himself: "I didn't break any rules, all right? I just bent them a little bit, but I didn't break them."

    Stella gets her share of perfect scenes, a serious one, where she faces off Gerrard and gets all protective of her team, and a funny one with the peep show owner. Mac is another character who gets memorable scenes. One is his reaction in regard to Peyton when Stella comes in; I love the guy, but right then I could slap him. Another is the almost scary way he remembers everything from the other case, remembering how every detail of each case match, was almost scary. The moments when I sighed and thought "here we go again" were more frequent than the ones when I smiled and thought "yeah, great scene". But all in all, it was good watching it again.moreless
Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

John Kapelos

John Kapelos

Bobby Rossmore

Guest Star

Sean Blakemore

Sean Blakemore

Nick Davis

Guest Star

Anthony Giangrande

Anthony Giangrande

Tom Fester

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Claire Forlani

Claire Forlani

Dr. Peyton Driscoll

Recurring Role

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Shane Casey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Goof: When Hawkes is being booked he can be seen having his fingerprints taken. Since he is a CSI his fingerprints should already be in the system.

    • This episode takes place on February 13th, 2006 as revealed in episode 6x19 Redemptio.

    • Peyton and Sid worked with Hawkes when he was a medical Examiner.

    • Despite claiming to work in an establishment called 'Peeping Tom's', the character played by Anthony Giangrande is continually referred to as 'Peeking Tom'.

    • There is no mention or trace to the snakebite that Lindsay suffered in 3x10 Sweet Sixteen even though it is recent wound. The bandage is also gone.

    • Goof: When Casey is caught, Flack tackles him to the ground, right after Danny jumps on top of Casey, who is lying on his side. Immediately afterwards, as the cameras shift, he is lying on his front.

    • Goof: The address they list for the bar Shane Casey is at and asks Messer to come to is 148 Seely Street. There is no Seely Street in NYC. However there is a Seely Lane in Richmond, New York.

    • Goof: The Glock that Messer uses when he enters the bar is clearly not a prop and just a BB Gun. In Hi-Def, the logo "KWC" can be clearly seen instead of a GLOCK logo. KWC is a manufacturer for BB guns.

    • The way Hawkes was identified as a suspect will not hold in the court - there was no line-up.

    • Goof: When Mac enters the elevator inside the hotel he takes the one on the right. As the elevator climbs up the outside of the building he is now on the left elevator. Then, as he talks to the suspect on the phone, he has an elevator pass him heading up by the left side twice within 4 seconds. Which places him in the right elevator again.

    • Goof: When Mac is reading the article about Ian Casey's verdict, you can clearly tell that the writers of the show did not write a complete article. After talking briefly about the Casey verdict, the article goes on to talk about a bomb, and the next sentence is a fragment which appears to be in Latin. When the article is later scanned into the computer, it has changed to what appears to be a complete story about the Casey verdict.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Stella: Danny, what were you thinking? You could be accused of tampering with a witness, or interfering with an investigation. Gerrard is looking for any excuse to come at us.
      Danny: I'm sorry, all right? I didn't break any rules, all right. I just bent them a little bit, I didn't break them.

    • Mac: Let's treat Hawkes like what he is. Our only viable suspect. Let's interrogate him. Right here, right now. Ask the hard questions. See what answers we come up with.

    • Danny: You want somebody to pay for this. So do we. But that somebody should be the thug who committed the crime. Not the first face you see.

    • Lindsay: Hawkes' clothes just tested positive for gunshot residue.
      Stella: What?
      Lindsay: They were testing the cuff of his right sleeve.
      Stella: It's consistent with firing a gun.
      Lindsay: And he's right-handed.
      Danny: We know he didn't do it.
      Lindsay: Well, you know he didn't do it, I know he didn't do it. But the trouble is, now we have an eyewitness, and more importantly the evidence, that contradict what we all think.

    • Flack: Captain, let me handle this!
      Gerrard: Just stay out of it Flack!
      Flack: Captain! He's not doing anything you wouldn't do if it were me in that room. Now, I'm asking you a favor. Please, let me handle this.

    • Tom: Welcome to Peeping Tom's. You, uh, looking for anything in particular?
      Stella: Let me guess, Tom?
      Tom: The man, the myth.
      Stella: (Shows her badge) Detective Bonasera, the law, the order.
      Tom: (Sneers) Booth Number 3.
      Stella: Thank you.
      Tom: Freakin' junkies. I'm trying to run a reputable business here.
      Danny: Reputable? You kidding me?

    • (At the store)
      Danny: (Looking at the tape) Art of Whore... when a soldier's unit is taken by surprise.
      Stella: Danny...
      Danny: What? You don't want me to ruin the ending for you?

    • (Outside the crime scene)
      Stella: I hate the view from outside the tape.

    • (Outside the crime scene)
      Lindsay: So now what do we do?
      Danny: Scratch our as*es while these guys decide Hawkes's fate.

    • Capt. Gerrard (to Stella, about Hawkes presumed involvement in the murder) Seems you and Taylor got a knack for hiring "high tech geeks" with a penchant for committing felonies.
      Danny: Why don't we step outside grandpa, I'll show you what kind of a geek I am.

    • Peyton: I pushed you into making a relationship you weren't ready for.
      Mac: That's not true Claire... Peyton.
      Peyton: I suppose I should be flattered, seeing how much you cared for her.

    • Capt. Gerrard: Your ass is mine Taylor!
      Mac: You threatening me?

    • Stella: (To Capt. Gerrard) Threaten a member of my team again and I'll make it my personal mission to have your badge!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Stella: Detective Bonasera, the law, the order.

      This may be a veiled reference to CSI:NY's main competition on Wednesday nights at that time, NBC's Law and Order.

    • Episode title: Raising Shane.

      It may be an allusion to the Dan Kindlon's book Raising Cain, written about how to raise emotionally healthy and stable boys.