CSI: NY: Season 6, Episode 5

Battle Scars (21 Oct. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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CSI investigates the homicide of a competitive street dancer, which leads the team to an unlikely killer who has a shocking motive.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Hallworth
Craig Roberts
Nick 'Cool' Emerson
Al Santiago
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When an unidentified shooting victim turns out to be a rising star in the underground world of hip-hop dance battles, the CSIs turn their attention to a long list of rival dancers. Written by CBS Publicity

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The form of dancing seen here that Mac says he thought went out with Ms Pac-Man and the Rubix Cube and Bonesera says went underground and got a new name and became pro is called break dancing. Street dancing can be many different forms of dancing done on the streets, it is an umbrella term, there are still particular names or sub groups for each different style. They are correct that a lot of these dance forms have gone pro, being taught in dance studios now etc... See more »


Flack's conversation with Nick at the limousine is supposed to take place somewhere in New York City, but three things belie the locale as Los Angeles: An orange MTA Metro bus passing by (NYC buses are typically blue and white), a nearby company called "Coast Stationery" (The word "coast" is usually associated with Southern California businesses), and a banner in the background advertising a phone number with a 213 (Downtown L.A.) area code (NYC area codes are 212, 347, 646, 718, 917, and 929). See more »


Al Santiago: Me no speaky... English.
Detective Don Flack: Yeah, yeah, yeah. All right. You know what? Knock it off, Alice.
Al Santiago: It's Al. It's Al, scumbag.
Detective Danny Messer: Al Scumbag? I thought you said his name was Santiago. Yeah, right here on your rap sheet. It says your name is Alice Adrienne Santiago.
Detective Don Flack: [smirking] With a name like that, you probably had to *mail* your milk money to the school bully.
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'Dirty Dancing'
10 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was another solid episode, fun to watch from start-to-finish.

As for what actually happened in this crime story and why it happened - revealed near the end, of course - was different from any other crime story I've ever seen.....very original.

Meanwhile, who remembers "breaking dancing?" If you do, and you liked watching it, you see some incredible stuff in this episode. It's now called "street dancing" and these guys are incredible. Unfortunately, one of them winds up dead.

One of the bad guys I thought was fascinating to watch. That was Vincent Laresca who played "Al Santiago." He answers "Don Flack" and "Mac Taylor" with some very funny, sarcastic remarks.

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