The WORST episodes of CSI: NY

Every episode of CSI: NY ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of CSI: NY!

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.

Last Updated: 12/25/2022Network:CBS
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Necrophilia Americana
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6.67
334 votes

#1 - Necrophilia Americana

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/22/2006

A young boy witnesses the death of a museum curator but doesn't want to tell anyone about it. Danny investigates the death of an urban golfer found dead on a construction site.

Directors: Steven DePaul
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Page Turner
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6.76
519 votes

#2 - Page Turner

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/2008

A series of deaths from radiation poisoning may be related to a deadly tome in the New York library.

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Three Generations are Enough
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6.79
531 votes

#3 - Three Generations are Enough

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/2004

Danny and Mac investigate after a briefcase belonging to Luke Sutton is found left in the NYMEX with a bloody note inside. Their investigation into Sutton's activities lead them to Nick Lawson, whom Sutton had been investigating for illegal trades, but who swears he had nothing to do with his disappearance. Stella and Flack investigate the death of Trina Rolston, a young pregnant women who fell to her death from the roof of a church. With Hawkes help, Stella realises that the body was thrown off the roof to mask the true cause of death. The detectives soon realise that their two cases are connected.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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The Deep
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6.80
411 votes

#4 - The Deep

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2007

Sheldon Hawkes goes under water to gather clues but could be in danger when he can't come up for air. Mac learns of something else under water.

Directors: Oz Scott
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Officer Blue
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6.83
521 votes

#5 - Officer Blue

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/2004

After mounted officer Valasquez is shot down in the park, Mac goes looking for the bullet that killed the officer only to learn that it is lodged in the horse's spine and cannot be removed without being fatal to the horse. The investigation leads them to a local street vendor, but stalls when the D.A. asks Mac not to do anything to risk the horse until after the woman who donated it has a chance to say goodbye. Aiden investigates the body of a young man, Lenny Starks, who was found face-down, dead in the street. Aiden traces the young man to a local pizza parlor where she faces intimidation from the bookies who use it as a gambling front.

Directors: Deran Sarafian
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Risk
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6.84
389 votes

#6 - Risk

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/25/2006

Danny is on his way home after a long shift and finds Randy Williams subway surfing. Mac and Lindsay arrive on the scene and begin to wonder if Randy Williams died from riding on top of the subway. His death is even more suspicious after they examine the body more closely.

Directors: Bob Bailey
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Veritas
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6.85
556 votes

#7 - Veritas

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2008

Picking up where the season 4 finale left off. The team is investigating the death of a woman named Lauren Santana whom is linked to the bank robbery. She is a friend of Flack's sister Samantha. Also Mac has escaped the robber but the bodies are still piling up. So the team must quickly find the bank robber before he is able to get away.

Directors: Rob Bailey
Writer: Pam Veasey
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Run Silent, Run Deep
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6.87
418 votes

#8 - Run Silent, Run Deep

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/19/2006

Mac receives a phone call confessing to an old murder before the caller commits suicide. The call leads the team to a football stadium to uncover a body and they learn the suicide victim belongs to the Tanglewood gang. They also find a cigarette that puts Danny's job on the line after his DNA is found on it. Stella and Danny investigate the death of a businessman who used the services of an expensive call girl service.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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The Party's Over
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6.87
539 votes

#9 - The Party's Over

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/18/2009

When the Deputy Mayor's dead body falls from the ceiling, along with hundreds of balloons, at a charity fundraiser, Stella and her date find themselves in the middle of the crime scene and Mac goes head to head with Robert Dunbrook.

Directors: Oz Scott
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Recycling
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6.90
544 votes

#10 - Recycling

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/12/2005

Mac, Aiden and Flack investigate when Elaine Curtis is found dead at a dog competition, a knitting needle sticking out of her chest, and no shortage of suspects ranging from judges to trainers to contestants. Stella and Danny investigate the death of bicycle messenger Michael Starling, but the crime scene may have been anywhere along his route.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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Supply and Demand
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6.91
408 votes

#11 - Supply and Demand

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/27/2005

When a college student is beaten, shot to death and his apartment ransacked in what appears to be a drug-related hit, the team must track down his killers. After examining the evidence in the murdered student's apartment, the team finds traces of pure, unprocessed heroin and discovers that the victim had a female roomate who is now missing. Meanwhile, Stella's aggressive interrogation tactics with a witness threaten her police badge.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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Jamalot
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6.92
415 votes

#12 - Jamalot

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/2005

Mac and Stella work on the case of a female roller derby player. Danny and Hawkes look into the murder of one of New York's upcoming crop of writers.

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Stuck on You
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6.93
407 votes

#13 - Stuck on You

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/1/2006

Stella is invited to an art gallery where she sees several paintings done by an artist named James Golden. Stella thought she was going to Frankie's place and not to an art gallery. Outside the exhibit two people are kissing and one of them is shot in the back with an arrow.

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Corporate Warriors
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6.93
456 votes

#14 - Corporate Warriors

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/2005

Mac Taylor and his team investigate a double murder at an oil company. Dr. Hawkes and Det. Flack team up to investigate a case about a teenager who loved to spend his time behind the computer a little too much.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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Super Men
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6.96
336 votes

#15 - Super Men

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/12/2006

A man dressed in a superhero costume is found dead in an alley, after saving a man being mugged. Mac, Stella, and Dr. Hawkes find his clothes in a nearby phone booth. Danny and Lindsay investigate the murder of an NFL first-round draft pick, known as "Superman."

Directors: Steven DePaul
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Live or Let Die
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6.96
365 votes

#16 - Live or Let Die

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/29/2006

The life of a transplant patient hangs in the balance as the team tries to find the hijacked plane carrying the liver.

Directors: Rob Bailey
Writer: Pam Veasey
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Blink
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6.96
949 votes

#17 - Blink

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/2004

The team finds three young women, all of whom appear to have been brutalized in the same way. The only witness they have is the surviving young woman, who can communicate only through blinking. Photographs found at one of the crime scenes lead the team to a couple that had sponsored one of the victims, and the boyfriend who claims he hasn't spoken to her in weeks.

Directors: Deran Sarafian
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Crime and Misdemeanor
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6.96
370 votes

#18 - Crime and Misdemeanor

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/13/2005

When the body of a young woman is discovered at a laundry facility, the bed sheets she is wrapped in lead Mac and Stella back to an upscale New York hotel that houses diplomats from around the world when the United Nations is in special session. Meanwhile, Danny and Aiden investigate the death of a homeless man found dressed as a human statue. By all accounts, the prank is deemed a misdemeanor, but Danny decides to delve further and his refusal to stop the investigation puts him at odds with Mac.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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Wasted
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6.97
380 votes

#19 - Wasted

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/18/2006

Mac, Danny, and Dr. Hawkes investigate the death of a runway model who collapsed during a fashion show. Meanwhile, Stella, Detective Flack, and Lindsay investigate a teriminally ill patient's confession to the murder of his doctor.

Directors: Jeff Thomas
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Greater Good
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6.97
533 votes

#20 - Greater Good

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/6/2009

Mac informs an ex-con that he served time for a crime he didn't commit, and Lindsay tells Danny "it's time" for the first CSI baby to be born.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writer: Pam Veasey
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The Fall
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6.99
391 votes

#21 - The Fall

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/2/2005

When young gang members murder the owner of an upscale Bronx wine store, the CSI’s must work to find evidence that ultimately ties someone to the crime. Before dying, the storeowner makes a statement to police identifying his attackers as young gang members. Tempers flare when the murder investigation reunites Detective Flack with his long-time mentor and friend Sergeant Gavin Moran, who was the first to arrive at the crime scene. Meanwhile, Danny and Aiden investigate the death of an influential movie producer found dead on the canopy of his Chelsea apartment building.

Directors: Norberto Barba
Writer: Anne McGrail
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Fare Game
star
6.99
354 votes

#22 - Fare Game

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/1/2006

Lindsay, Stella, and Mac are on the case of a dead ADA, who they discover, is involved in a "kill war" with water guns. Meanwhile, Danny and Hawkes investigate the murder of a young lady who had a penchant for suing restaurants and taking them for all they are worth.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
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Bad Beat
star
7.01
367 votes

#23 - Bad Beat

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2005

Mac and Stella investigate a murder of a host of a high stakes poker game after a player was caught cheating and kicked out of the game. While Danny and Hawkes follow the clues that'll lead them to solve the death of a weather girl.

Directors: Duane Clark
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Dancing with the Fishes
star
7.02
404 votes

#24 - Dancing with the Fishes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/2005

Mac, Stella and Flack investigate the death of a young dancer who recently won the lottery, and it isn't long before they realise that her death is connected to Lindsay's investigation concerning the death of a tram driver. Danny and Hawkes look into the murder of a local fish merchant, and soon find their way to a jealous friend who was angry that their child didn't get into a prestigious school.

Directors: John Peters
Writer: Eli Talbert
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'Til Death Do We Part
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7.03
371 votes

#25 - 'Til Death Do We Part

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/16/2005

The team's investigation into the death of Hannah Bloom, who died at her own wedding, is put on hold when her father refuses to allow them to perform an autopsy until after his daughter's body is blessed by a rabbi. Danny and Mac turn their attention to the woman who trained the doves who were supposed to be released, but cannot tie her directly to Bloom, who died from formaldehyde poisoning. Stella, Flack and Aiden investigate when a hand is found deep underground, and soon realise that the dead man, Rick Amadori, chewed off his own hand. It seems like a slam dunk when the son of a man Amadori killed three years earlier confesses to the crime, but things aren't as easy as they seem.

Directors: Nelson McCormick
Writer: Pam Veasey
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