The BEST Episodes of CSI: NY
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
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 - Snow Day
Season 3 - Episode 24
After Flack makes an enormous drug bust, and locks it up at CSI, the drug lords infiltrate the building at gunpoint to get them back. Now the team must resolve the hostage situations, all the while with Mac, Stella, and Hawkes trapped inside.
#2 - Exit Strategy
Season 7 - Episode 22
Mac tries to find a little girl missing since 2002 who saw the murders that took place at the time of a burglary.
#3 - Pay Up
Season 5 - Episode 25
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.
#4 - Unwrapped
Season 8 - Episode 17
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.
#5 - Flash Pop
Season 8 - Episode 14
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
#6 - Identity Crisis
Season 7 - Episode 18
Jo's adopted daughter is a witness to an attack on the subway and learns the truth about her real mom.
#7 - She's Not There
Season 5 - Episode 14
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 - Today Is Life
Season 9 - Episode 17
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.
#9 - Life Sentence
Season 7 - Episode 21
After a hail of gunfire tears through the crime lab, Mac and his ex-partner become part of a vendetta 17 years in the making.
#10 - Yahrzeit
Season 5 - Episode 22
The most exclusive jewelry auction of the year ends abruptly when an appraiser is killed during the event. The investigation takes an emotional turn when the CSIs must confront one of the greatest tragedies in human history - the Holocaust.
#11 - Charge of this Post
Season 2 - Episode 24
In the season finale Mac Taylor has a lot on his plate. He must come to grips with having let a marine die in Beirut in 1983. Also the team must stay one step ahead of a bomber.
#12 - Raising Shane
Season 3 - Episode 11
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.
#13 - Do or Die
Season 7 - Episode 17
When a popular student and star pupil at Manhattan's most elite private school is murdered, the CSIs find themselves immersed in the highly competitive world of over-privileged youth.
#14 - Hostage
Season 4 - Episode 21
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.
#15 - Keep It Real
Season 8 - Episode 2
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.
#16 - Means To An End
Season 8 - Episode 9
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.
#17 - Indelible
Season 8 - Episode 1
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 proves a wrenching but clarifying passage for Mac, who suffered a terrible loss on that day. Meanwhile, an open-and-shut robbery/homicide proves more complicated than anyone had anticipated.
#18 - Cavallino Rampante
Season 8 - Episode 3
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.
#19 - The Untouchable
Season 7 - Episode 16
A woman contacts Mac as she has some information about a possible murder. However, before Mac gets to meet with her, she ends up dead because of the information she has shared. Mac is left with more questions and two murders to solve.
#20 - Nothing For Something
Season 7 - Episode 20
The team has to figure out if they have a killing spree going on after two women are dead and a third woman has to be found.
#21 - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Season 1 - Episode 14
The body of a young trapeze artist is found folded into a box on Coney Island, leading Mac and Stella to the circus where they find themselves embroiled in a real-life Romeo and Juliet story between the dead contortionist, Lukas, and a trapeze arist, Anasuya. Danny and Flack find a woman's body in a laundry chute and learn that she was actually the former sorority sister of the woman who lived in that building, and turn their suspicion to the abusive husband the woman was hiding from.
#22 - Sleight Out of Hand
Season 3 - Episode 18
Illusionist Luke Blade may have to defend the art of magic after an illusion is thought to have killed two women. Back in Montana Lindsay will need to take herself back to the time when she was fourteen to help her remember the crime that killed four friends in order to help convict of the person that killed them.
#23 - Heroes
Season 2 - Episode 23
Mack and Danny find marine corporal dead but if things don't seem right about his death. They find a drop of blood on his sleeve new signs of a struggle and several medals on his uniform. They both wonder why the Marine didn't fight for his life. Stella, Lindsay, and Dr. Hawkes are all busy investigating a dead body in front of a car they believe the body to be that of Charles Wright. There is one slight problem Sid confirms that the body found in the car is not Charles Wright. The body however in the car is a female. After Sheldon carefully begins facial reconstruction of the skull he would use a tool that will allow him to import this call into the computer so he can match a face to that skull. Sheldon comes up with a surprising result. The skull and the photo match that of Aiden Burn.
#24 - Seth and Apep (2)
Season 9 - Episode 15
Mac and the team partner with D.B. Russell to outsmart Christine’s kidnappers before they run out of time to save her life. Part 2 of crossover following CSI 13x13 'In Vino Veritas'.
#25 - Murder Sings The Blues
Season 3 - Episode 7
A young woman dies after she starts bleeding from the eyes, nose, and mouth while at a party aboard a subway train. Mac originally believes she is the victim of a biological attack. Later, it is revealed that Sheldon knew the victim. Across town, a wealthy playboy is found dead in an indoor lap pool in his penthouse suite. The investigation reveals that he was murdered and his last maid was fired two days earlier.