CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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Nine Thirteen 

The team tries to figure out who killed a pick-pocket who fell from a building balcony onto a car, and Jo gets a visit from a man who has shocking news related to her dead sister.



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Calvin George
Daniel Cage Theodore ...
Gabe Breslin (as Daniel Theodore)
Grant Holliston
Macy Sullivan
Alex Henley (as Moneer Yaqubi)


The team tries to figure out who killed a pick-pocket who fell from a building balcony onto a car, and Jo gets a visit from a man who has shocking news related to her dead sister.

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18 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Towards the end of the episode when the suspect stabs the victim there seems to be no arterial spray on the wall and windows as show throughout the episode. See more »


(at around 4 mins) While Sid is examining the corpse still lying on the hood of the taxi, the jaw of the dead man moves as though he's swallowing. See more »

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An episode that starts well, but ultimately fails and again confirms that (N)CSI shows are just vapid stories.
22 November 2015 | by (Alkmaar) – See all my reviews

I have always wanted to figure out where the popularity of CSI and its NCSI variant with their host of sequels and spin offs comes from. Each episode I have watched up till now shows itself to be a vapid story were the investigation merely turns around having one of the cast stumble over a piece of evidence near the end that definitely points towards the killer, making all the previous detective work pointless.

Usually it goes along the lines of: we haven't found anything to pin on him, except for this. Or something like: that T-bird from 1950 has pink spray paint that was only sold in 1998 by a left footed blind guy up in high street. Only five were every made and thus.. If sheer accident doesn't bring a solution, some pull-it-out-of-your behind-piece of evidence does the trick. The last plot twist is having one of the officers talk in a threatening manner to the suspect or reluctant witness, which make them collapse before the mental pressure and say stupid things or even confess on the spot.

And usually the killer happily confesses in the end when confronted by the 'evidence'. for you know, making it all stick in court would be a little hard because any evidence would have been thrown out even before it was submitted. Ah well.. who cares. Most of the NCSI shows seem to have given up anyway and now forgo detective work by turning into soaps.

This episode under review almost seems to warrant the popularity and high marks of the show, were it not for the absolute nonsense ending.

A young unknown man falls to his death on a yellow cab from a famous building. The subsequent investigation is a marvel to be hold, and it is. Unlike NCIS who use it to show off pretty people or idiotic people doing stuff to stuff,we get at least the feeling that some hard investigation is being done by the CSI members. Oddly enough, somewhat halfway into the episode two members of the team decide to investigate the scene of the murder which was apparently not taped off, and neither was the building where the guy dropped dead from. Contamination of the crime scene is a concept that has yet to become important at CSI.

The young man turns out to be a pickpocket, which is established fact based on the jewelry and phones he has in his coat. Not an illogical conclusion were it not for the fact he might also have been an illegal seller or a fence. But this is how these shows works basically. In the real world it might be a possibility, in the world of a CSI show it is a fact.

Baffling enough, you see the CSI members never talk to the uniforms. In fact the local beat cop only shows up as a background filler so that the stars of the show are the CSI members who fumble around ignoring any information from their fellow officers.

They investigate this and they investigate that and then near the end they are stuck, so one of them members comes up with the idea that one of the phones might be from the dead guy himself. Which is brilliant deduction that could only be learned after years of experience and only by some pretty smart people, like the pretty people from the CSI team. Nope nobody else would have thought of that one.

But this deus et machina isn't the only rabbit that gets pulled out of the hat. In addition they also conclude that the knife that is used to kill him is made by using means that you can get anywhere but are used in a prison because there you cannot get fire, which points to the killer having been a convict for all convicts make their knives in prison. Hence they now have to connect our known dead guy to a convict.

Well, a piece of paper gives the date of the year the convict was put in prison so we got that fact established.

But how do they figure out who she is?

Well, one of the cops that has previous interviewed another suspect walks past a room where the other cops are reviewing all possible suspects and he just spots her from the pictures scrolling past because he has seen her on a security video among other guests entering the building.

But the worst however is the psychology that is behind the murder. Apparently a girl, innocent of the crime she was convicted for, because the dead guy had her framed for it, goes into prison, learns to make a knife, comes out of prison and murders him out of revenge.

What the heck??

Do people who are victims without any proved psychological aptitude to become killers in evidence, turn into killers just because that is what the desire for revenge and prison does to them? Not only does it apparently inspire people to kill but also gives them the means to do so.. What is this? Someone's hidden political agenda to demonstrate that prisons are bad places that breed criminals, killers even?

An idiotic episode to say the least. I give it a two for the story about the heart, but that has nothing to do with CSI. It could have told in any social drama.

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