CSI: NY: Season 5, Episode 23

Greater Good (6 May 2009)

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As Lindsay goes into labor, Mac suspects that a man who served a prison sentence in a manslaughter case is protecting the actual culprit.



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Episode cast overview:
Adam Ross (as AJ Buckley)
Katherine Donovan
Dr. Karita Neville
Nick Donley
Ronnie DeSoto
Talmadge Neville
Maris Donovan


Talmadge Neville, a man who was responsible for the accidental death of a young girl a few years ago was released from prison. The mother of the girl is not happy about it, but Mac tells her there's nothing more that can be done. Mac later learns she hired a hit man to get him. Mac tries to convince her not to go through with it. Mac then later recalls things when he investigated the girl's death which makes him think that Neville might not be the killer. Mac wonders why would he allow himself to be convicted? Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Did You Know?


Lindsey, actress Anna Belknap, returns from Montana for the birth of her and Danny's daughter. This is the first episode back for the actress since her maternity leave for the real life birth of her second child. See more »


When Mac is talking to Sid requesting an autopsy report, he says that Maris Donovan was 16 years old when she died, however near the end of the episode, the sign on the 'Ghost Rider' bike states that she was 17 years old. See more »


[after Ronnie DeSoto admits he doesn't accept contracts to kill women or children]
Detective Don Flack: A hit man with a code of ethics. How noble.
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The Wrong Message
9 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those episodes in which the ending bothered me a bit because justice wasn't really served. It's not served if the wrong person goes to jail, but somehow the writers of this episode convey it's okay in this case.

Wrong. "Mac" knows that, sees both main parties lying their butts off, but wimps out at the end himself. This is not a good message to send and I'm surprised Gary Sinise, a principled man, went along with it.

Whatever, Charles S. Dutton was fascinating to watch as "Talmadge Neville." On a lighter note, we get to see Lyndsay and Danny with their new baby.

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