The Best Episodes of CSI: NY
Last Updated: Nov 2, 2018
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.
#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 - 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
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#24 - Help
Season 5 - Episode 12
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.
#25 - Dead Inside
Season 5 - Episode 7
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.