CSI: NY

Season 1 Episode 11

Tri-Borough

4
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 05, 2005 on CBS
8.5
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Mac and Stella investigate the electrocution death of a man found in a subway tunnel. Danny investigates the murder of a gallery owner whose death is connected to the mob. Aiden and Flack investigate the death of a construction worker.

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  • Three cases, three different boroughs. All in all, a full day.

    9.4
    Okay, this was a rather humorous episode. Both cases had humor in it, (though the one does turn rather dark in the end). I liked that CSI:NY is showing a quirkiness to it, just like CSI has. I mean the man getting killed by airline feces? That’s unbeatable. I thought it was great that they lead you to believe it was the guy that was fired, since he did knock over the port-a-potty (how gross is that? why do some guys have to take their anger just a bit too far?) And then it ends up being airline feces!!



    I found it strange that the kid doesn’t open door. I mean, they showed themselves to be cops. He should know, cops are okay. I mean what if they are to notify you about an accident or something? The poor subway kid. Okay, so he was a bit of a weirdo with the Greek olive oil on him, but yeah. By the way, I LOVED that Stella strut her Greek stuff. She could have pronounced it better, but I guess she is American born, and we who are don’t pronounce things as well. But the ending with the kid was what turned the episode dark and creepy. I mean, he was just *shudder* worthy. He thought it would be cool….and it was? HE KILLED A KID! He admits to not meaning to have that happen, but it’s like he shows no remorse for him dying. That kid was a little too cool. I hope they don’t ever see more of him after he gets out. He was rather smart for his age.



    The art collector was just stupid. Although he did try doing it to get the mob boss his painting. But really. He could have made it a little more convincing. I am sure the owner of the painting new exactly when and where it was from. I thought it crazy that it was the bookstore owner who killed him. Goes to show you, guys who are silent and read books, aren’t always safe guys. There is an inner anger there. Tee hee. Also loved Flack's moments in this. He always has some of the best expressions.moreless
  • All over NYC but able to keep up.

    9.0
    I like how the team went in different directions in this episode. But they still managed to help each other when needed. Stella and Mac figuring all the links that connect their case to determine they were looking for a child. Danny working the art gallery. Danny looking for a fake painting but finding a forged document instead. Aiden and Flack, this was one of the best teamings. Flack and Aiden play off each other so well. Aiden obviously getting the yuckiest case of the three. A construction worker killed by a crapsicle. Only Flack and Aiden would be able to solve this one. Enjoyed it throughly.moreless
  • Tri-Borough is a fun and lighthearted CSI:NY episode that directly deals with something that is exclusive to New York City, boroughs that act like their own city-states, but actually apart of the city.moreless

    8.6
    Tri-Borough is a fun and lighthearted CSI:NY episode that directly deals with something that is exclusive to New York City, boroughs that act like their own city-states, but actually apart of the city. This is something that no other city in the US has to deal with.

    This episode came at the a time that was needed for the series, a fun and lighthearted episode that came after a time after a series of dark and heavy subject matter episodes which the series caught a lot of flack for its dark nature that the show had. This particular episode of the show breaks that dark and forbidding nature that the pervious episode had and it a welcome chance of format. With the actors mixing it up with jokes and batter between each other that clearly shows that these characters have been working with each other.

    While the lighthearted feel of this episode was good it was the fact that some parts of this episode felt a little bit rush, but hey that what you get for having an hour show dealing with three different type of cases. One can’t spend a whole heck of time on each one of them because one would have to expend the episode for one hour to two hours.

    I personally like episodes of CSI that deal with more than two cases because it breaks it up for the viewers and it allows you take a break from a case that might be a little bit to heavy for the viewer. It allows you take a breathier between the case.

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Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Vanessa Ferlito

Vanessa Ferlito

Aiden Burn

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Detective Kylie Macca

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Ray Abruzzo

Ray Abruzzo

Bob Galanis

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Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone

Paul Gianetti

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