The BEST Episodes of CSI: NY
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2021
The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does.
#1 - The Real McCoy
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2012
The CSIs investigate a 1920s-inspired speakeasy when one of its owners is murdered and $10,000 goes missing. Meanwhile, Adam spends his day off in an unexpected way.
#2 - Pay Up
Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired May 14, 2009
When transferring Robert Dunbrook's son from prison to court, the NYPD is ambushed by a group of professional kidnappers who kill a member of the team and one of the CSI's lives hangs in the balance.
#3 - Flash Pop
Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 30, 2012
Mac and the team are deeply affected as they must investigate the murder of one of their lab techs who found murdered on the stairs of a vacant brownstone. The building was the scene of an unsolved murder of a famous socialite in 1957 and the scene was staged so that everything matches the previous case. Also, Mac's relationship with Christine continues to grow as he joins her for a family party
#4 - Dead Inside
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2008
The team investigates the brutal murder of a house relocator who was found dead inside a Victorian house that he was about to move from Staten Island to The Upper East Side.
#5 - Prey
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 8, 2009
While investigating the shooting of a voice coach in an empty theater, Stella realizes that the crime scene is oddly familiar and staged.
#6 - Exit Strategy
Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 2011
Mac tries to find a little girl missing since 2002 who saw the murders that took place at the time of a burglary.
#7 - She's Not There
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 2009
A Russian tourist is found stabbed to death and the CSIs come face to face with the frightening realities of human trafficking. Solving this case becomes personal when it directly affects a prominent member of the NYPD
#8 - Means To An End
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2011
When an important witness turns up dead, Det. Jo Danville is caught up in the dangerous investigation of the suspected rapist who was freed on her and her colleague's Frank Water's watch in D.C.
#9 - My Name is Mac Taylor
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2008
In the one hundredth episode of CSI: NY Mac faces his most deadly foe yet. There is a serial killer loose in New York City killing people with the name Mac Taylor making Mac a target.
#10 - Today Is Life
Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 22, 2013
Unrest erupts in a community where an unarmed man was shot by police which means the CSI team needs to work as fast as possible to solve the case.
#11 - Crushed
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2011
A video of a high school party causes the team to wonder if too much weight on a porch caused the death of a girl. Jo has to deal with her former partner bringing memories of her last F.B.I. case.
#12 - Crossroads
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2011
As the CSIs investigate the assassination of a judge, Jo comes face to face with a criminal from her past.
#13 - 2,918 Miles
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2012
The CSIs race to San Francisco in search of a 16-year-old girl who may already be dead, and the case hits home for Jo.
#14 - Down the Rabbit Hole
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2007
The latest murder case takes Detective Taylor to a whole new world and he must figure out why Cheryl Duncan looks so life-like. They also discover something shocking about the murderer while online.
#15 - Help
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2009
Young brides-to-be fight over a killer dress at the biggest wedding gown sale of the year and one of the shoppers winds up dead. The unusual clues of this case force Dr. Hawkes to confront a painful chapter from his past.
#16 - Keep It Real
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2011
When an awkward teen is found dead, the team discovers that his efforts to win a sexy punk rock chick's heart may have gone a step too far.
#17 - Cavallino Rampante
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2011
When the body of a beautiful young woman is found in a stolen Ferrari, the investigation leads to a family of car thieves, but the CSIs must find the murderer before the rest of the family meets the same fate.
#18 - Unwrapped
Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired May 4, 2012
The CSIs are called to a Brooklyn housing project to investigate the murder of a successful businessman who still felt the pull of his old neighborhood.
#19 - Officer Involved
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2011
A night out for a friendly drink takes an unexpected turn when Danny and his rookie cops are caught up in a shooting.
#20 - Dead Reckoning
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2009
Incriminating DNA evidence contradicts the confession of a scorned woman claiming to have brutally murdered her cheating husband.
#21 - Hostage
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 21, 2008
When a man takes hostages during a failed attempt to rob a bank, Mac offers himself in exchange for a hostage. Only condition is that he must prove that the bank robber did not kill the bank manager, whose body is found lying in a pool of blood in the vault. On the outside of the bank, the rest of the team works to process the evidence that Mac finds and stop the SWAT team from making matters worse.
#22 - Misconceptions
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2012
Mac investigates a 20-year-old case involving a missing boy when the prime suspect is found murdered on the anniversary of the boy’s disappearance. Meanwhile, Flack’s day off helps him deal with some lingering family issues.
#23 - Who's There?
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2012
A home invasion investigation becomes more complicated when the victim's family turns out to be less perfect than they originally seem.
#24 - Clue: SI
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2012
When a psychiatrist’s patients are being systematically murdered, the CSIs are forced to play along in a game of CLUE in order to catch the killer.
#25 - Hammer Down
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2009
(Crossover episode with CSI: Miami, Season 8 Episode 7 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Season 10 Episode 7.) Which presumably seemed to be a traffic accident, turns out leading to homicide and illegal organ harvesting. The chase of those involved in the slaughter chain makes all three NY, Vegas and Miami CSI teams put their efforts together to put an end to the crimes. Hawkes, in particular, is very upset about the case.