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Damned If You Do 

A mother identifies her son as the attacker in a brutal assault that left her seriously injured and her husband dead. But later she recants her positive identification, and another unrelated person confesses to the crime.



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Episode credited cast:
Sid Hammerback
Adam Ross
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Officer Giles
Grace Travers
Manny Ravrara (as Marcos De La Cruz)
Jonathan Goldstein ...
Steven Benson
Paul Benson
Billy Travers
FDNY Paramedic


When a married couple is found beaten in their home, a mother identifies her son as the killer and the CSIs believe they have their suspect, but all is not what it seems when another witness comes forward. Written by CBS Publicity

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8 October 2010 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Sid says the damage is mostly to the "front left temporal lobe," which Mac then says controls "language, speech, memory, [Sid: among other things." The frontal and temporal lobes both have a great deal to do with speech and language, but they are two distinct areas of the brain. In addition, the MRI image shows only the frontal lobe, not the "front left" part of the temporal lobe. Mac then say that the victim understood him and says that the same part of the brain is involved in comprehension. Sid agrees. Although many neural circuits overlap in language areas, language comprehension is generally believed to occur in the temporal lob, whereas language is generally believed to occur in the frontal lobe. These are not the same areas. See more »


Jules Roday: I already told you.
Det. Don Flack: Tell me again.
Jules Roday: I'm not an idiot. You want me to tell you again because you think I'm gonna say something different.
Det. Don Flack: You're only gonna say something different if you're lying.
Jules Roday: Well, I'm not.
Det. Don Flack: Well, then this should be easy.
Jules Roday: [sigh] We went to a vintage clothing store on St. Marx. Billy wanted to get a gray jacket exactly like the one Tom Cruise had in the movie.
Det. Don Flack: What time was that? Be specific.
Jules Roday: He didn't do it. He doesn't have it in him to do something like this.
Det. Don Flack: Okay, Jules, ...
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Not Always What It First Seems
21 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Did the son kill his father (and almost his mother, at the same time)? Was he the one who bludgeoned these people in their bed? From the hospital, the mother indicates to "Mac Taylor" that he did, and the kid acts like a punk in the opening scene, so Mac and the team try to prove it.

Unfortunately, as things unwind, there is more and more doubt that the obvious suspect is guilty. If not, who is?

It turns out to be a decent episode but nothing that memorable, to be honest. As in most CSI stories, you can't judge what you first see or hear.

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