CSI: NY: Season 5, Episode 3

Turbulence (8 Oct. 2008)

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A fugitive posing as a Federal Air Marshal is found dead in an airplane bathroom, and CSI only has a limited amount of time to find the killer before the passengers are released.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Ross (as AJ Buckley)
Susan Montgomery
Ed Riley
James Turner
Randy Hall ...
Roger Stockwell


Mac is on a plane headed for D.C. but while in the air, a body is found. So while Mac tells the pilot to return to New York Mac does some investigating. He sees that the man is an Air Marshall and he discovers the man's weapon is missing. But when he checks the man out, he discovers that the man is not the Marshall. So he calls Stella and informs her of what happened and that he is coming back and to be ready. He has Danny and Flack go to the hotel room where the real Marshall stayed and find him dead. When Mac arrives he tries to process everyone but learns that he only has a limited amount of time to find the killer before everyone who was on the plane is released. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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This episode features three actors from Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. Series lead Carmine Giovinazzo who played Christopher Boal, the first vampire victim in the series premiere Welcome to the Hellmouth, Ethan Erickson who held the recurring role of high schooler Percy West in the third season in Dopplegangland, the season finale Graduation Day and the fourth season Doomed. Justin Shilton worked on the spin-off Angel as the recurring demon/human hybrid Billy Blim in the third season's That Vision Thing and his eponymous Billy. See more »


After the flight attendant brings Mac Taylor the first aid kit, he snaps on the gloves and you can see that he tears his right one and it is left hanging. As he inspects the victim in the next scene, the glove is back to normal. See more »


Detective Don Flack: [Sneezes] Either I'm allergic to half-naked women, or there's a cat in here.
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Sinise Shines In Excellent Episode
24 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SPOILERS This was a very interesting episode with no nonsense, which is why I like CSI New York best of all the three CSI programs. That usually isn't a lot of soap opera material; just a straight crime story. At least.....usually.

That's the case here as Mac is flying to Washington, D.C., and discovers somebody had their throat slashed in the lavatory and bled to death. The man was an air marshal and his gun is missing, which adds to the tension in this show. The first half of this episode is very tense.

The second half of it is the detective work, after the plane is turned around lands back in New York. A twist occurs early when the murdered man turns out not be a marshal, but an escaped criminal.

The question is: who on the plane is a murderer? We find out there were a number of things going on, with a surprise ending. All in all, lots of good stuff in here. Gary Sinise is outstanding and I like how "Mac" handled himself in that emergency plane situation.

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