CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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What Schemes May Come 

Two murder victims actually turn out to be terminally-ill patients who wanted to go out in style, and a third victim who later comes back to life turns out to be part of a hibernation experiment.


Christine Moore


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Mac Taylor
Melina Kanakaredes ... Stella Bonasera
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Danny Messer
Anna Belknap ... Lindsay Monroe
Hill Harper ... Sheldon Hawkes
Eddie Cahill ... Don Flack
Claire Forlani ... Dr. Peyton Driscoll
Fiona Gubelmann ... Isabella Cooksey
Chris Payne Gilbert ... Dr. Henry Kroft
Terrell Tilford ... Dr. Quinn Brookman
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... J.J. Huntsville
Ryan Doom ... Christopher Bowfield
Robert Joy ... Sid Hammerback
Ryan Johnson ... Bob Smith
Wade Mylius Wade Mylius ... Homeless Guy


Two murder victims actually turn out to be terminally-ill patients who wanted to go out in style, and a third victim who later comes back to life turns out to be part of a hibernation experiment.

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Release Date:

11 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is an allusion to a famous line in William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", Act 3 Scene 1, namely, "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come/When we have shuffled off this mortal coil." See more »


When Mac is racing down the stairs at the start of Act 1, his NYPD badge lapel pin is briefly on his right lapel before returning to his left. See more »


Detective Don Flack: [Stella and Flack arrive at a crime scene where the victim is dressed as a knight] So I've considered all possibilities for his wardrobe. Too early for Halloween, Shakespeare in the Park is months away, and it's Monday night so Broadway is dark.
Stella Bonasera: Alight that leaves us with a medieval costume party.
Detective Don Flack: If that's this guy's story, that was a killer party.
Stella Bonasera: [Stella laughs] Any I.D.?
Detective Don Flack: Nope, no I.D., no wallet, no family crest.
Stella Bonasera: Anything from you witness over there?
Detective Don Flack: [...]
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So Many Stories, So Little Time
22 October 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

There a lot of things going on in this episode, so many things you can't believe it....almost too many for a 40-minute show (without commercials).

For starters, there is a guy in a suit of armor killed in what looks to be a jousting match in Central Park. They don't show it the joust; just two horses running, followed later by the guy found staggering nearby with a lance in his gut.

Murder number two is in a $40,000 a night suit where a man is found tied up in bed with an ice pick through his brain. The night apparently had been capped off with sex and some woman killed this guy.

The third story begins with Mac rushing outside the CSI workplace to see if Payton is okay. She was injured when someone rushed into the loading dock area and snatched a body they had just delivered. She had been out on a training run with a new medical examiner. Witnesses said the dead guy had been acting strange before he dropped on the sidewalk. Payton thought the behavior symptoms indicated the man might have been poisoned. The next morning, a body bag is found in the river and it's the stolen body, except the man is alive!

More twists and turns keep coming, about one-a-minute in this episode. It's really amazing.

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