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"CSI: NY" The Box (2008)

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CSI: NY: Season 5: Episode 9 -- When an unidentified body is discovered inside a crushed car, Det. Mac Taylor, and the other CSIs must extract the bones in order to identify the victim and catch a predator.


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Original Air Date:
26 November 2008 (Season 5, Episode 9)
The remains of a pregnant 17-year-old are found in the trunk of a crushed car, but the baby is missing. During the investigation, Danny finds out some shocking news about Lindsay. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Gary Sinise ... Mac Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes ... Stella Bonasera

Carmine Giovinazzo ... Danny Messer

Anna Belknap ... Lindsay Monroe

Robert Joy ... Dr. Sid Hammerback

A.J. Buckley ... Adam Ross (as AJ Buckley)

Hill Harper ... Sheldon Hawkes

Eddie Cahill ... Don Flack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erin Cardillo ... Elizabeth Barker

Marcus Chait ... Steve Barker

Lisa Darr ... Andrea Warren

Joe Egender ... Billy Marks

Jon Gries ... Jim Warren

Alaina Huffman ... Lori Winton

Guy Nardulli ... Vincent

Flaco Navaja ... Street Vendor

Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Detective Jessica Angell

Jonna Walsh ... Nicole Harris

Kevin Weisman ... Mike Hess

Michael Kenneth Williams ... Reggie Dunham

Episode Crew
Directed by
Oz Scott 
Writing credits
Anthony E. Zuiker (created by) &
Ann Donahue (created by) &
Carol Mendelsohn (created by)

Bill Haynes  writer
Peter M. Lenkov  writer

Produced by
Rob Bailey .... supervising producer
Wendy Battles .... co-executive producer
Jerry Bruckheimer .... executive producer
Trey Callaway .... supervising producer
Ann Donahue .... executive producer
Geoffrey Hemwall .... producer
Sam Humphrey .... co-producer
Barbie Kligman .... supervising producer
Peter M. Lenkov .... executive producer
Jonathan Littman .... executive producer
Carol Mendelsohn .... executive producer
Zachary Reiter .... supervising producer
Gary Sinise .... producer
Pam Veasey .... executive producer
Vikki Williams .... co-executive producer
David Yoneshige .... associate producer
Anthony E. Zuiker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bill Brown 
Cinematography by
Feliks Parnell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John A. Keris 
Casting by
Jennifer Cooper 
Barbara Fiorentino 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Vaughan Edwards 
Art Direction by
Richard J. Ramirez Jr.  (as Richard Ramirez)
Set Decoration by
Cindy Coburn 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Palmer 
Makeup Department
Monte Haught .... key hair stylist (as Monte C. Haught)
Glenn Hetrick .... special makeup effects designer and supervisor
Tim Jarvis .... Special makeup Effects Lab Technician (2007-2010)
Ken Niederbaumer .... makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Bridget O'Neill .... key makeup artist
Benjamin Robin .... key makeup artist (as Ben Robin)
Bruce J. Samia .... department head hair (as Bruce Samia)
Perri Sorel .... department head make-up
Erin Draney .... special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)
Production Management
Craig Amendola .... production supervisor (as Craig M. Amendola)
Devon K. Gradek .... post-production supervisor
Richard H. Prince .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shawn Dyrdahl .... second assistant director
Jill Hoppy .... additional second assistant director
Rhys Summerhayes .... second second assistant director
Michael Vejar Jr. .... second unit director
Lawrence M. Wagner .... first assistant director
Art Department
Allison Barash .... art department coordinator
Gregory M. Edgar .... assistant property master
Steven Fidler .... construction coordinator (as Steve Filder)
Leonard Hancock .... assistant property master
Dylan J. Hay-Chapman .... graphic designer (as Dylan J. Hay Chapman)
Sean Langdon .... set dressing gangboss
Lindsay Levitt .... graphic coordinator
Jonathan Mikita .... painting supervisor
Fleur Nooyen .... set buyer
Lisa Puerto .... props p.a.
Gary Ramirez .... property master
Mike Reiber .... paint foreman
Patrick Russo .... assistant property master
Steven Seine .... leadman
Ely Vegh .... set dresser
Michael Vines .... assistant property master
Stephen Sturm .... general forman (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
Darren Barnett .... foley mixer
David W. Barr .... adr mixer
Onnalee Blank .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (as Andrew D'Addario)
Walter Hoylman .... production sound mixer (as Walt Hoylman)
Kevin McCullough .... foley editor
Mark Relyea .... supervising sound editor
Glenn Young .... boom operator
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects supervisor (as David Kelsey)
Visual Effects by
Chris Cruse .... visual effects
Christopher Hagerthy .... visual effects artist
Paul Le Blanc .... computer graphics playback
Bradley Powell .... visual effects supervisor (as Brad Powell)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Zac Henry .... stunts
Kanin Howell .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator
Jake Swallow .... stunt performer
Bryan Thompson .... stunt double
Eddie Braun .... stunts (uncredited)
TJ Cencula .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Broderick .... camera operator: "a" camera
Andrew Clarke .... rigging electrician
Beaudine Credle .... assistant camera
Matthew Deetsch .... electrician
David W. Donoho .... key grip (as David Donoho)
Jake Funk .... grip
Jason Griffiths .... key grip: second unit
Colin Kelly .... second assistant camera: insert unit
Mark Laskowski .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rob Nelson .... video supervisor
Kurt Pomerleau .... lighting technician
Norbert F. Quiban .... rigging electrician
Jordan Slovin .... film loader
Andrew Smith .... gaffer
Raymond Stella .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Matthew Skrobalak .... executive in charge of casting
Melissa Leisure .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Trina Patterson .... costumer
Lawrence Quon .... key costumer (2005-2013)
Stephanie Siemens .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Johnny Kirkwood .... colorist
Johnny Kirkwood .... final colorist
Richard Masamitsu .... assistant editor
Sandrine Cutright .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Jason Alexander .... music supervisor
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Jonathan Mason Christiansen .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Gary Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Travis Stake .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jill Abbinanti .... story editor
Robin Bianchi .... script supervisor
Oliver Brooks .... production assistant
Jesse Collver .... insert unit coordinator
Chuck Conway .... production coordinator
Andrea D'Alessio .... production assistant
John Dove .... story editor
Heather Gauntt .... assistant location manager: NY
Mark Gerald .... production paramedic supervisor
Justin Healy .... key assistant location manager
Tim Hillman .... location manager (as Timothy Hillman)
Kevin A. Howard .... production secretary: New York Unit
Scott M. Leonard .... grip
Brendan C. Lynch .... additional production assistant
Byron Macdonald .... production accountant
Ryan Mannix .... assistant: Ryan M. Lenkov
Eric Matthews .... assistant: Gary Sinise
John Merchant .... assistant production office coordinator: New York
Daniel Messler .... payroll accountant
Adrian Morales .... first assistant accountant
Janey Rockwood .... assistant production coordinator
Janey Rockwood .... production coordinator
Rafael Sanz .... set production assistant
Joshua Stickler .... production assistant
Erin Walsh .... assistant: Vikki Williams
Josef Winhoffer .... production assistant
Adam King .... additional production assistant: New York (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ann Donahue  created by
Carol Mendelsohn  created by
Anthony E. Zuiker  created by

Produced by
Tim Lea .... supervising producer (2006)
Makeup Department
Carey Robertson .... makeup artist (as Carey Martine-Wareham)
Art Department
Denis Cordova .... construction coordinator: permanent sets
Giuseppe Cristiano .... storyboard artist
Greg Gootsan .... property assistant
Mike Peritz .... set dresser
James Stiritz .... construction grip (last season)
Adam Tankell .... graphic designer
Val Wilt .... general foreman
Sound Department
Tim Boot .... ProTools playback mixer
David Diamond .... sound mixer: second unit
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
William Sarokin .... sound mixer: New York
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (various episodes)
Special Effects by
Robert Vazquez .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Kent Demaine .... visual effects designer: main title sequence, Black Box Digital
Danny S. Kim .... creative director
Karin Levinson .... visual effects producer: main title sequence, Black Box Digital
Tefft Smith .... digital artist
Mandy Sorenson .... lead digital compositor
Daniel Arrias .... stunt performer
Eric Coon .... stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double
Debbie Evans .... stunt driver
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunt coordinator: New York
Michael Hilow .... stunt driver
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Juddson Keith Linn .... utility stunts
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunt driver
Carl Paoli .... stunt double: Gary Sinise
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross Addiego .... dolly grip
Jason Andrew .... grip
Jason Andrew .... key grip: second unit
Donald M. Angst .... electrician
Brian Bernstein .... additional camera operator
Rob Bruce .... camera operator
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Roger Chingirian .... additional rigging electrician
Corey Corona .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Stephen Dickter .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Esquivel .... grip
Robert Hayes .... director of photography: second unit
Sarah L. Hendrick .... camera production assistant
Harry Hope .... key rigging grip
Matt Horochowski .... grip
David Leite .... grip: second unit
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
Bob Myers .... grip
Joe Pacella .... additional film loader
Felipe Reinheimer .... assistant camera
Ralph Scherer .... dolly grip
Michael J. Schwartz .... best boy
Darrin Smith .... lamp operator
James Stiritz .... key rigger
Lisbeth Storandt .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Natasha Giraldo .... assistant casting associate
Amanda D. Mahoney .... casting associate
Lindsay Thompson .... casting intern
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Bolger .... set costumer
Brad Holtzman .... costumer
Hannah Libby .... costume assistant
Music Department
Warren Giancaterino .... promo music
Elliott Goldkind .... assistant music editor
Cody Westheimer .... music programmer: percussions
Transportation Department
Beau Reed .... transportation co-captain
Wayne Stone .... transportation captain
Other crew
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant
Lisa Collins .... script supervisor: second unit
Allison Curren .... additional script supervisor
Blythe Dalton .... insert unit coordinator
Karly Davis .... production assistant
Kiegan Downs .... set production assistant
Sarah Elizabeth Duran .... production assistant (as Sarah Duran)
Jason Farrar .... assistant location manager: New York
Paul D. Fischer .... script coordinator
Mona Garcea .... production assistant
Wendall Hinkle .... assistant location manager
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Darren E. Johnson .... production assistant
James D. Lee .... location manager
Mark Masliah .... production assistant
David M. McGuire .... location assistant: New York
Lisa McNeil .... additional script supervisor
Ronny Merdinger .... office production assistant
Len Murach .... location manager
John O. Nelson .... stand-in
Rob Nelson .... computer/ video supervisor
Kenyon Noble .... key production assistant
Nicholas Ryan Rumpf .... production assistant
Kim Sartori .... publicist (2006)
Eva M. Schroeder .... key assistant location manager
Maurice Sessoms .... additional production assistant: New York
Rainbow Shalom Hayes .... craft service (as Rainbow-Shalom Johnson)
Tiffany N. Smith .... publicist
Justin Sperandeo .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Reese St. Amant .... animal trainer (as Charisse St. Amant)
Bjoern C. Stejskal .... production secretary: New York
Kym Stys .... stand-in
Adam Taylor .... assistant accountant: New York
Ajamu Walker .... office production assistant
Christopher H. Warner .... assistant production coordinator
Scott C. Williman .... pre-rig crew
Val Wilt .... general foreman
Terri Yuan .... production assistant
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
  • Clairmont Camera  camera equipment provided by
  • Encore  high definition post production (as Encore Hollywood)
  • OOOii  main title design
  • Symbient  playback graphics provided by
  • Todd-AO  post-production sound services provided by (as Todd-AO/Soundelux)

Additional Details

43 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Michael Kenneth Williams, who plays Reggie Dupar, also appears in the C.S.I. episodes Hollywood Brass and World's End. Kevin Weisman, who plays Mike Hess, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Meltdown and in the C.S.I. one Man Up. Erin Cardillo, who plays Tammy Barker, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode Caged. Joe Egender, who plays Billy Marks, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Trends With Benefits.See more »
Detective Danny Messer:[following her into the locker room] Lindsay.
Detective Lindsay Monroe:Danny, hey... I can't talk right now.
Detective Danny Messer:What's going on?
Detective Lindsay Monroe:What do you mean?
Detective Danny Messer:Come on. I saw you today at the health center. Are you sick?
Detective Lindsay Monroe:Danny, you should go back to work.
Detective Danny Messer:[placing his hands on her shoulders] No, no. No. You should talk to me.
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Officially one of my favorite episodes..., 27 November 2008
Author: cmc4794

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I don't really watch any show every week in a row, but CSI:NY is one that I think is interesting and funny while dealing with serious subject matter. I particularly enjoy when they lead a little bit into the personal lives of the CSIs. However, most of the time, the teasers for the episodes are cliché and typical. So, I usually don't expect much unless the teaser gets me hooked.

I'll admit, it was a cheap trick for the teaser to have Lindsay say "I'm pregnant," because the episode, to me, was much deeper than that. Basically, I was waiting through every commercial break to see what was going to happen with Lindsay Monroe and Danny Messer. It showed the internal struggle of Danny's character, how this entire ordeal sent him into a whirlpool of emotions.

The camera deliberately panned to show him expressing his anxiety. For example, he cups his hands a lot. Danny also stares at a picture of the growing baby in various areas of the episode. This was a very beautiful way to convey such emotion, in my opinion.

Overall, the murder subplot wasn't as strong as it could've been, and I still can't figure out how a baby could've lived after being cut messily from its dead mother's stomach. I was thoroughly creeped out. Plus, the baby did not look like it was only a few weeks old, which also bothered me. Ah, technicalities, technicalities! One thing I did like was that Anna Belknap, who plays Lindsay, is visibly pregnant. It was a nice change from those stick thin girls who say their pregnant and then all you can do is assume that the baby is the size of a peanut...

Anyway, at the end of the episode, Danny is riding on his motorcycle (which was a really cool shot, plus the music in the background was amazing for the scene). You can see how troubled he is in his expression. Will he assume responsibility for his unborn child? If so, will he be a good father? The viewer can tell that these things are running through his mind.

To me, the defining parts of the episode are that he actually cares about Lindsay, shown by his concern for what is going on with her, why she won't talk to him, why she's at the doctor, etc.

But, my absolute favorite part of the episode was the very end. You see that Danny is unloading his anxiety and nervousness on the parents of the victim while they are waiting for Child Services. The mother asks him:"What happens now?" (or something like that) and Danny answers "I don't know." (What a great actor!) Then Stella, Lindsay, and Flack (or either it was Adam, I wasn't paying attention) show up with the baby in tote. Lindsay hands them the baby, then the parents, knowing who she is now that Danny has told them all about her, wish her and Danny luck. Lindsay looks a little dumbstruck, like "What's going on?" You see the grandparents cuddling the baby, then Danny and Lindsay stand next to one another. Their hands are by their sides; the camera focuses on their hands, so ready to touch, to say "Everything is going to be okay." You can tell that they just want to hold each others hand. It was such a sweet, genuine, heartfelt shot.

Then the credits roll. And I'm left feeling "Wow." Because I know that Danny cares.

It was the deepest, most meaningful episode I've watched yet.

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