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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Lindsay is going through the cheerleaders' photos to find a biometric match of the heavier woman, and she picks one of a blonde cheerleader. As she is about to scan it, a close up of a woman wearing big sunglasses can be seen. However, when the scan is done, it is revealed as the original blonde cheerleader photo. See more »


When Lindsay is flipping through photos of cheerleaders and comes across Paula's, she flips it down onto the scanner. As she does, the light shining through the photo makes it clear to see that the it is a different picture (with a woman wearing sunglasses) than the one we've just seen close up. When the scanned photo appears next to "plus sized Paula" on the computer screen, it is back to the original. See more »


Detective Lindsay Monroe: Any stomach contents?
Dr. Sid Hammerback: Like you wouldn't believe. At least two hotdogs, popcorn, nachos, peanuts, an ice-cream sandwich and almost a full liter of beer.
Detective Danny Messer: I'm surprised he could get out of his seat!
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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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