CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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Personal Foul 

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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7 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Song played during facial recognition program being done is: "Lights & Music" by Cut Copy. See more »


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 Danny Messer: [finding the victims seats] I'm surprised he didn't kick the bucket from altitude sickness with these seats!
Detective Lindsay Monroe: That or the nachos.
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Rock and Roll (Part 2)
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
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A pleasant surprise
29 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just have to say Lindsay and Flack have some of the best facial expressions, especially in the scene when they're interviewing the suspect.

  • LINDSAY ROCKED. Her shooting Danny down several times made me SO DAMN

HAPPY and just the way she did it and Anna's acting and ...... glah. I love her. "Honestly? I don't know." - I hope that Rikki leaving for good (and I'm sure the writers have to have enough sense for this to be a definite end of that whole storyline) doesn't mean that Danny feels like he doesn't have to come clean about the whole thing to Lindsay.

  • Thumbs up to the Lindsay/Flack/Danny scenes/working together etc.

They have a great dynamic and play off each other well. LOL at the disapproving look Lindsay gives the guys when she's with the cheerleaders. She can't see them but she just knows that they're watching and leering at the girls. Haha.

  • But I disapprove of Flack's "You should **** Lindsay off more often."

He might not know exactly what's going on and what Danny did but he must have some idea and he should be giving Danny a kick up the backside not joking about it.

  • The whole fat cheerleader thing was so ridiculous it was funny. (Also

obvious. As soon as I saw the photo I knew it was going to be her) and the whole interview just underlined the point like the writers were poking fun at themselves, knowing it was kinda stupid.

  • I love the whole walking in the rain idea. Don't know why, it just

seems very Lindsay.

  • Oddly enough I'm choosing to ignore the whole phone call itself. Okay

the Lindsay part of it I liked but I have such an intense dislike for Danny that I still just wanted to slap him - like how DARE him even say those things to her knowing what he's done. Ugh. Points for the goofy photo of him coming up on her phone though.

  • Really why do characters always do this? A massive sign saying the

station's not going to be open for months and you still try to open the locked doors?! Some points do not have to be emphasised. I think the audience can interpret what this means thanks.

  • I liked the interplay of the Lindsay-cab / Reed-cab thing. Anyone

think that it would be a good thing for Lindsay to have been the taxi-cab's victim? It'd certainly give Danny a wake up call. Too fanfiction? (Also possibly contradicting with my point of wanting them to be apart but eh....) I know it works equally well for the Mac/Reed relationship though.

  • Talking of the whole serial killer taxi cab thing. I wasn't fond of

the idea at the beginning. A procedural crime drama should only have a certain number of multi-episode story arcs / season and especially since this is a shortened season it seems this is just one too many BUT this episode has won me over. Kinda. As long as they resolve it well.

  • Ahh Reed. You'll forever be "My name is Cassidy." LOL. Anyway, TPTB

get points for not bringing up Mac's wife's son and then pretending like he doesn't exist any more. They've managed to characterise him really well in the short scenes he's gotten in the past couple of episodes and it's an interesting way to bring him back.

  • The Mac/Stella scene and the confidence that Stella has in him and

the team and the way she tries to restore his faith... and the way her voice catches when she says "we have to." - And it actually seemed that Hawkes did something for once. Don't know why since he didn't do anything he doesn't usually do but I think the absence of Adam meant he got more screen time and I dunno, it's a good thing.

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