CSI: NY: Season 4, Episode 19

Personal Foul (7 May 2008)

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CSI investigates the poisoning death of a fan at a basketball game, moments after making a million-dollar half-court shot. Meanwhile, the taxicab killer strikes again, and the team finds more clues about the killer's identity.



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CSI investigates the poisoning death of a fan at a basketball game, moments after making a million-dollar half-court shot. Meanwhile, the taxicab killer strikes again, and the team finds more clues about the killer's identity.

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When the paramedics try to shock the victim on the basketball court, they apply the paddles while his shirt is still on. For the treatment to do any good, the paddles must be applied directly to the skin. Furthermore, using a defibrillator on cloth could cause fire and burning. See more »


Detective Lindsay Monroe: [refering the lipstick evidence] Need help picking the right shade?
Detective Danny Messer: Ha, ha, ha. That's just it. Unless the make-up counter at Bloomie's is selling mood lipstick, this partial print we got from the vic's mouth seems to have changed color. It started out pink.
Detective Lindsay Monroe: And now it's amber.
Detective Danny Messer: Means the efflorescent crystalline residue we're looking at is atropine trace.
Detective Lindsay Monroe: Well, that explains the color shift. So which cheerleader wore it?
Detective Danny Messer: And if she had poison on her lips, why isn't she dead too?
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Kiss Me Deadly
1 December 2008 | by (Lockport, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

The Taxi Killer" story is dragged on for at least another week as it not solved and another victim, which we see early on, is dumped somewhere in the same tarp with the same letters and numbers scratched on her dead body. Real progress, however, is being made and it looks like it could be wrapped up in the next episode.

However, it also looks like Mac's annoying reporter/adopted-like son "Reed" might be the next victim! That's okay with me; the kid is a royal pain in the butt. I doubt if the writers will kill him off, though.

Meanwhile, the major case of this episode is solving who killed a season-ticket holder of a New York pro basketball team. (They use some other name than the real-life Knicks). The guy had just had his "lucky number" called and went down to the court to try a half-court shot for a million bucks. Shortly after making the shot, he drops dead. CSI workers discover he was poisoned by one of the cheerleaders. Someone had deadly lipstick!

Another subplot involves the continuing saga of Danny and Lyndsay as the latter now plays hard to get after being disappointed several weeks earlier by Danny, who showed he wasn't really that interested in getting serious with her. The writers aren't overdoing this angle, which is good......just giving us a little bit at a time.

Overall, another interesting episode that went by very quickly.

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