CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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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.


Christine Moore


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

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Episode credited cast:
Gary Sinise ... Mac Taylor
Sela Ward ... Jo Danville
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Danny Messer
Anna Belknap ... Lindsay Monroe
Robert Joy ... Sid Hammerback
A.J. Buckley ... Adam Ross
Hill Harper ... Sheldon Hawkes
Eddie Cahill ... Don Flack
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chad Michael Collins ... Officer Giles
Stacy Edwards ... Grace Travers
Marcos A. Ferraez ... Manny Ravrara (as Marcos De La Cruz)
Jonathan Goldstein Jonathan Goldstein ... Steven Benson
Brian Guest ... Paul Benson
Taylor Handley ... Billy Travers
Derek Hedlund ... 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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Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


There is no 116th precinct in Queens, NY. See more »


Error 1: The address is supposedly 232 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Estates, Queens. There are no private houses on Hillside Avenue in the Jamaica Estates area, house numbers are at least 5 digits long, and the address as given is in New Hyde Park, in Nassau County, and outside of the jurisdiction of the NYPD. Error 2: Lefferts Boulevard runs parallel to 104th Street, and they do not cross. However, Lefferts Boulevard does cross with 104th AVENUE. See more »


Billy Travers: [after his mother identifies him as the one who beat her and killed his father] I don't understand. Why would she do this to me?
Jo Danville: Do this to you? Maybe because you beat her within an inch of her life.
Billy Travers: I wasn't even at the house. I haven't been home in over a month.
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References Risky Business (1983) See more »


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Not Always What It First Seems
21 December 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See 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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