Mac and the team lose the Compass Killer at the World's Fair site, and they soon discover through the use of astronomy and sunrises that it's only a matter of time before he targets the next victim.



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Episode credited cast:
Calliope Eckhart
Martin Papazian ...
Mr. Birnbaum
Nina Smidt ...
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Carole Hillcroft


In the culmination of a multi-episode mystery, Mac and his team uncover the dark lair of a murderous madman, the Compass Killer. But as they race to save his fourth victim, the sunrise presents one final surprise that no one ever expected. Written by CBS Publicity

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25 November 2009 (USA)  »

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The final foot pursuit of the Compass Killer was shot in the days leading up to Thursday, September 10, 2009. This is based on a billboard which advertised a concert by Black Eyed Peas and Tim McGraw, followed by a football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans, on NBC. In 2004, the NFL began a tradition of holding a free concert for the Super Bowl Champion at the beginning of the next season; in this case, it was the Steelers, who had defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23, in Super Bowl XLIII. The game on the billboard was the Steelers' 2009 season opener, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh; they beat the Titans, 13-10. See more »


Although the story takes place in December it doesn't look like December on the streets (e.g. no Christmas decorations etc.). See more »


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Written and Performed by Bill Withers
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The Chase Is On
26 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The chase is on for "Hollis Eckhart," the identified "Compass Killer." He is hiding somewhere down in the sewers beneath the 1964 World's Fair memorial. Skeet Ulrich has been playing "Eckhart" and is riveting to watch, especially with the unique scars on the side of his face.

It looks like Mac and Flack have Eckart dead-to-rights but he's not at his discovered underground home .....but he has to be close, so we get a number of very tense scenes with the CSI guys slowly going through the dark tunnels.

Later, there are more chase scenes and a surprising revelation on the who the Compass Killer's fourth victim was going to be.

In the end, as crazy as it sounds, one almost felt sorry for the killer, which is ludicrous considering he killed three innocent people.....but you'll know what I mean when you watch the episodes.

At the end, it was nice to see the complete CSI team celebrating the end of the case at a restaurant where all of the were smiling and no one seemed to have a problem. You know that won't last long.

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